Central Management System

Central Management System

CM3000

User

’s Manual

July 2011

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION ........................................................................... 1

1.1

Upgrading to CMS GOLD Version

.................................................................. 2

1.2

Dual Monitors setting

................................................................................... 3

1.2.1 Graphic card with ATi chipset ........................................................................... 3

1.2.2 Graphic card with NVIDIA chipset .................................................................... 6

CHAPTER 2 SOFTWARE INSTALLATION ....................................................... 7

2.1

Minimum System Requirements

..................................................................... 7

2.2

Installing the CM3000 Software in Windows XP/Vista/7

..................................... 8

CHAPTER 3 USING THE CMS .......................................................................... 9

3.1

Running the CMS Software

........................................................................... 9

3.1.1 Using the Virtual Keyboard .............................................................................. 9

3.2

Using the CMS Application

.......................................................................... 10

3.3

Using the Monitor

...................................................................................... 13

3.3.1 Using the Monitor Controller .......................................................................... 14

3.3.1.1 To Monitor CMS Server from iMatrix Server ......................................... 20

3.3.2 Familiarizing the Buttons in PTZ Camera Control Panel ................................ 22

3.3.3 Live Playback the Recorded Video ................................................................ 23

3.3.4 Viewing the GPS Data on the Monitor ........................................................... 25

3.4

Using the MiniCenter Viewer

....................................................................... 30

3.4.1 Remote Backup ............................................................................................. 32

3.4.2 Remote Setup ................................................................................................ 34

3.4.2.1 System Setting ...................................................................................... 34

3.4.2.2 Camera Setting ..................................................................................... 38

3.4.2.3 Record Setting ...................................................................................... 40

3.4.2.4 Network Setting..................................................................................... 44

3.4.2.5 Schedule Setting ................................................................................... 47

3.4.2.6 Alarm Setting ........................................................................................ 49

To Setup Alarm Recording Setting ............................................................ 52

To Setup Alarm SOP ................................................................................. 53

3.5

Using the Alarm Center

............................................................................... 54

3.5.1 To Manage Live Alarm Event ......................................................................... 54

3.5.2 To Search the Alarm Event ............................................................................ 57

3.5.3 To Navigate the Alarm Information ................................................................. 61

CHAPTER 4 CUSTOMIZING THE CMS SYSTEM........................................... 63

4.1

System Setting

.......................................................................................... 63

4.1.1 Using the System Controller .......................................................................... 68

4.1.1.1 Hardware Introduction ........................................................................... 68

Left Side .................................................................................................... 68

Rear Side .................................................................................................. 68

Familiarizing with System Controller Panel Buttons .................................. 69

4.1.1.2 Installation of System Controller ........................................................... 72

Connecting the CMS Server through the USB port ................................... 72

Connecting the CMS Server through the RS485 port ............................... 75

4.1.1.3 Operating the LCD Menu ...................................................................... 80

4.1.1.4 Familiarizing with LCD Screen .............................................................. 81

4.1.1.5 Switching to USB CMS Mode ............................................................... 82

4.1.1.6 Switching to 485 CMS Mode ................................................................. 83

4.1.1.7 To Select an CMS server ID in 485 CMS mode .................................... 84

4.1.1.8 Upgrading the Firmware of the System Controller ................................ 85

4.1.1.9 Locking System Operation .................................................................... 87

4.1.1.10 Center Mode Operation ........................................................................ 88

Select an Monitor Layout .......................................................................... 88

Select an Monitor ...................................................................................... 89

Call out the Alarm Center .......................................................................... 90

Call Out the Mini Center ............................................................................ 90

Reset the Alarm ........................................................................................ 91

Call Out the System Configuration Selection ............................................ 91

Controller Setup ........................................................................................ 92

Set a Password for System Controller .................................................. 92

Change the Password of the System Controller ................................... 94

Set the Timer ........................................................................................ 96

Adjusting the Brightness of LCD Screen ............................................... 97

Adjusting the Contrast of LCD Screen .................................................. 98

Enable/disable Code Number Display .................................................. 99

Mode Switching................................................................................... 100

Viewing System Version Information ................................................... 101

4.1.1.11 Playback Mode Operation ................................................................... 102

Select the Screen Layout ....................................................................... 104

Enable/disable De-interlace .................................................................... 105

4.1.1.12 EMap Mode Operation ........................................................................ 106

Select Monitor Layout in Watch Mode ..................................................... 107

Enable Audio in Watch Mode .................................................................. 109

PTZ Operation in Watch Mode ................................................................ 111

4.1.1.13 Monitor Mode Operation ......................................................................118

Select a Monitor Layout .......................................................................... 118

Enable/Disable Audio .............................................................................. 119

PTZ Operation in Monitor Mode .............................................................. 120

Switching to Different Monitor Group ...................................................... 127

4.1.2 How to Apply a Google API Key................................................................... 128

4.2

DVR Setup

.............................................................................................. 130

4.2.1 To Add and Remove DVR Server ................................................................ 130

4.3

Camera Setup

.......................................................................................... 131

4.4

Schedule Setup

........................................................................................ 136

4.4.1 To set schedule at a specific portion of time in that hour: ............................ 137

4.5

Backup Setup

.......................................................................................... 138

4.6

E-MAP Setup

........................................................................................... 140

4.6.1 To Set Up the E-Map ................................................................................... 140

4.6.1.1 Add a New Map .................................................................................. 142

4.6.1.2 Add a DVR Server .............................................................................. 144

4.6.1.3 To Use the E-Map ............................................................................... 145

4.7

Alarm Setting

........................................................................................... 148

4.7.1 To setup an alarm condition ......................................................................... 148

4.7.1.1 To Setup the Call Out List ................................................................... 149

4.7.1.2 To Setup the Send E-Mail Setting ....................................................... 150

4.7.1.3 To Setup the Alarm Sound Setting ...................................................... 151

4.7.1.4 Launch program .................................................................................. 151

4.7.1.5 To Set the MMS/SMS Setting ............................................................. 152

4.7.1.6 Popup Video ....................................................................................... 153

4.8

User Setting

............................................................................................. 155

CHAPTER 5 USING THE PLAYBACK FUNCTION ........................................ 156

5.1

To Playback the video

............................................................................... 156

5.2

Using the Local Playback Application

........................................................... 159

5.3

Using the Download and Playback Application

.............................................. 162

5.4

Using the RealTime Playback Application

..................................................... 164

5.5

To Cut and Save the Wanted Portion of the Recorded Video

........................... 166

5.6

To Bookmark a Section of the Video

............................................................ 166

5.7

To Search Using the Visual Search

.............................................................. 167

5.8

To Search Using the Event Search

.............................................................. 167

5.9

To Search Using the Intelligent Search

......................................................... 169

Chapter 1 Introduction

The AVer

TM

CM3000 is a central monitoring system that enables user to monitor up to 1000 DVR servers (see also Chapter 1.1

for updating to Gold version) through an internet connection. Like the

DVR program, the CMS system also automatically records and displays video when an event has occurred on the remote side of the DVR server. You can also playback video files locally or download from a remote DVR server.

The CMS system Supports Single, Dual, Triple and Four monitor displays. User can operate the CMS system application on different monitors.

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1.1 Upgrading to CMS GOLD Version

The CMS can be upgraded by installing a USB software License (USB Dongle). After installed the

USB dongle, CMS can monitor up to 1000 remote DVR servers. The USB dongle provides three type of license for customer choice:

1 ~ 64 Clients(DVR) 65 ~ 150 Clients(DVR) 151 ~ 1000 Clients(DVR)

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Without install a USB dongle, CMS only can monitor 16 DVR and some functions are not available.

Please follow the below steps to upgrade the CMS.

1. Run the CMS application.

2. Plug in USB Dongle to your CMS server.

3. The CMS system will detect it automatically and the driver installation dialog will pop up. Click OK to install the driver.

4. If user chooses to install driver later, then un-plug the USB dongle and plug in again later for installing.

5. After installation completed, the CMS system will restart automatically.

6. DO NOT un-plug the USB Dongle while the DVR application is operating, it may cause the application crash abnormally.

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1.2 Dual Monitors setting

Video configuration is different for each different VGA chipsets. Please follow the steps below to setup the dual monitors display.

The CMS application supports resolution in 1280 x 800、1024 x 768、1280 x 1024、1440 x 900、

1680 x 1050、1920 x 1080 and 1920 x 1200.

1.2.1 Graphic card with ATi chipset

1. Enter the ATI Catalyst Control Center, user can click the short-cut or right click on the screen.

2. There are two modes to select ─ Basic and Advanced.

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3. If user selected Basic mode, press the Quick Settings tab. Then select the Select a different

desktop mode and click Go.

4. Select the Extended Desktop and then click Finish.

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5. If user selected the Advanced mode, click the View button.

6. In Display Manager, right click on the second Display on the right side and select Extend Main

onto monitor.

7. Adjust each monitor resolution to 1280 x 800、1024 x 768、1280 x 1024、1440 x 900、1680 x

1050、1920 x 1080 or 1920 x 1200.

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1.2.2 Graphic card with NVIDIA chipset

1. Click the NVIDIA nView, and select the Dualview mode.

2. Adjust each monitor resolution to 1280 x 800、1024 x 768、1280 x 1024、1440 x 900、1680 x

1050、1920 x 1080 or 1920 x 1200.

3. To review if the display mode is correct, you can check the task bar. The task bar will show on the first monitor only.

Monitor 1

Monitor 2

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Chapter 2 Software Installation

This chapter describes how to install the CM3000 software. i

- Before installing the software, make sure the Windows OS patches are up to date and the video graphic card driver is up to date.

- Please disable the User Account Control (UAC) function before install the CMPC program. To disable UAC, please go to Control Panel >> User Account Control.

After disable UAC function, please restart system, and then, install CMPC

program.

To ensure you have the latest copy of the CM3000 software, download the updated version from the following site:

Worldwide : http://surveillance.aver.com/download-center >> Software Application >> CM3000 >>

Software; Click Search button

2.1 Minimum System Requirements

First, must verify if the computer meets the minimum system requirements.

CPU

Pentium

4 3.0GHz or above recommended

OS

RAM

Hard disk

Windows XP Professional 32 bit/ 7 32bit & 64bit

512MB for dual display,1GB for Quad display

120GB or higher

Media

VGA

CD-ROM drive

32-bit high color SVGA graphics card with 256MB video memory and

DirectDraw

/ YUV Rendering Capability

Sound card and speakers

Audio

Internet capacity

10/100 Base-T Ethernet card or Gigabit Ethernet

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2.2 Installing the CM3000 Software in Windows XP/Vista/7

DO NOT install CMS application, NV DVR application, and MXR Client Software at the same computer system.

1. Place the installation CD into the CD-ROM drive then click Install CM3000. And follow the onscreen instructions.

2. Please carefully read the license agreement. Click Yes to accept the agreement.

3. Enter the administrator ID and password.

4. Click Finish.

5. User may now run the CMS program. To run the application, click on your PC desktop or click Start> >CMS > CMS >CM3000.

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Chapter 3 Using the CMS

3.1 Running the CMS Software

To run the application, double-click on your PC desktop or click Start > CMS > CM3000.

For security purposes, some of the features would require you to enter a User ID and Password before they can be accessed. When the Authorization dialog box appears, key in your User ID and Password.

(If this is the first time, enter the one you have registered when installing the software.)

3.1.1 Using the Virtual Keyboard

If the keyboard is not available, you may use the Virtual Keyboard. Just click to show the virtual keyboard. For uppercase and lowercase, click shift button.

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3.2 Using the CMS Application

When an alarm occurred on the DVR server, the video is transmitted to the CMS and display on the main screen. The transmit video can be an image or live video. User can select the type of video

transmitting in System setting (see also Chapter 4.1

). You may download and playback the complete

video directly from the DVR server by clicking on the event log. Make sure the main DVR server is

set to send video to the CMS when an alarm has occurred.

The video stream before the eye indicates the latest occurrence. Also, there is a red frame which indicates the latest occurrence when the video transmitting is alarm image type.

CMS Center in Alarm Live Video Mode

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Name

(1) Exit

Function

Call up the Logout dialog box.

In the logout dialog box, you may do the following:

- Click Exit to close the CMS program. Only the administrator is authorized to access this command.

- Click Login to sign-in as a different user.

- Click Minimize to reduce the CMS to taskbar button. The authorization is required, please enter the password.

- Click Cancel to close the Logout dialog box.

- Click About to find out more about the software and update CMS firmware.

Click Update in Product Information window to upgrade the newest CMS application. In Live Update window, select the Server Site and Address and click Update.

(2) Camera ID

(3) E-map (F3)

(4) Monitor (F4) Switch to display live video from the selected DVR servers group. If user is using a single monitor, press ESC to revert back to the CMS main

application(see also Chapter 3.3

).

Click to reset all DVR alarm status (5) Reset Alarm

(6) MiniCenter Viewer To call out the MiniCenter viewer. Also, user can double click on screen

or alarm event to call out the MiniCenter Viewer.(Also refer to Chapter

3.4 )

(7) Network Enable/disable the remote alarm data received. This is activated automatically when the CMS software starts up.

(8) Refresh

Show the number of cameras that are being viewed. When you are in single screen mode, click the camera ID number to switch and view the camera. This function only available in Alarm Live Video mode.

Switch to display the map and show the location of the DVR server on the map. If you are using a single monitor, press ESC to revert back to

the CMS main application( see also Chapter 4.6.2

)

(9) Setup

(10) Playback

To refresh the alarm video that display on the screen. This function only available in Alarm Live Video mode.

Configure the CMS system settings. Only the administrator is authorized

to access this command. (see also Chapter 4 )

Select to playback video from the local hard disk or remote DVR server

(see also Chapter 5 ).

To view, search, and navigate the alarm (see also Chapter 3.5

).

(11) Alarm Center

(12) Split Screen

Mode

(13) Status

(14) Log extender

Select from 6 different split screen types to view all the cameras. It also allows you to switch and view different camera number by click Camera

ID in a single screen mode. This function only available in Alarm Live

Video mode.

Display the current date, and time

Expand and reduce the log viewer

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Name Function

(15) Log viewer i

List the entire info in event mode or text mode from all DVR servers.

There are a few Hot keys for quick switching between the different applications or display mode on a single monitor system.

- F1: displays current DVR server information on the CMS Monitor screen

-

F3: Switches to E-Map mode

-

F4: Switches to Monitor mode

- Esc: Switches back to the CMS application main screen i

When CMS Center in Alarm Image mode, right-click on the alarm image will call out Clear

All short-cut. Select to clear all current displayed alarm images.

CMS Center in Alarm Image mode

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3.3 Using the Monitor

When user has setup the monitor set in Camera Setup (see also Chapter 4.3

), then click Monitor to

view all selected cameras live video and playback. The monitor will switch to monitor mode, if user using more than one monitor, then all enabled monitors will switch to monitor mode. i

Right-click on the channel screen could select to start recording.

Dual Monitor Screen

The following will describe the buttons function on Monitor interface.

Name

(1) Center

(2) Monitor

Controller

(3) PTZ

Function

Back to CM3000 main UI(center UI)

To call out monitor controller dialog box. User can manage the monitor set

in monitor controller dialog( see also Chapter 3.3.1

)

To call out PTZ control panel(see also Chapter 3.3.2

)

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Name

(4) Audio

(5) Monitor Name

Function

Enable/disable audio. When audio is enabled, user will see the audio icon on screen, click on the audio icon (audio icon will turn to green ) of channel to hear the sound. Each time only can play one channel’s audio.

Display name of current monitor set.

3.3.1 Using the Monitor Controller

User can use Monitor Controller to switch different monitor set for monitoring and add/delete the channel in monitor set. i

User needs to create monitor set in order to using Monitor Controller. To create monitor set,

please go to Setup > Camera (see also Chapter 4.3 Camera setup )

1. Click

2. The Monitor Controller window will show up as below shown: i

-

The monitor set is gray that indicates the monitor set is selected and been monitored.

-

The monitor 1 ~ 4 are purple that indicate the monitor is monitoring.

-

Right-click on monitor and select the Recover to reset the monitor.

3. Drag the monitor set from monitor list to the monitor (1 ~ 4) and click Apply to activate it. To reset the monitoring group, click Reload.

4. To configure monitor set, click arrow button to expand the sub Monitor Controller window.

5. Select the monitor. The DVR servers are included in the monitor set will list on sub Monitor

Controller window. The lower part of window display all monitored channels in the monitor set.

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6. To add new channels, click the DVR server to un-fold the available cameras. Drag the camera to the blank channel block that has no channel number and name display

7.

To change the monitored channels’ position, please delete the monitored channels and drag the channels to the new position. To delete channels from monitor set, right-click on channel and select Recover.

8. Click Apply to refresh the monitor set.

9. Click arrow button to close the sub window.

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To Add the Remote iMatrix Server

User can add more remote iMatrix Servers and modify the monitored channel of the iMatrix servers from remote site. iMatrix servers can be removed and modified by clicking Delete and Edit button. i

The remote iMatrix server only can be viewed and modified channel of monitor, add /delete channel of monitor is not allowed.

1. Click Setup from Monitor Controller dialog box.

2. The Matrix Select window will show up.

3. Click Add button to add a remote iMatrix server.

4. Fill in the Name, IP/Domain Name, Port, User (login ID), Password and Description of the remote iMatrix server. Enter the Contact Information (Phone, Mobile, Email, Address,

Description) for emergency contact. Mark Show Image in Montor block if user wants to view

the image of the channel at the Monitor Controller window(see also Chapter 3.3.1

)

5. And then, click OK to save the setting.

6. The iMatrix will be added into the iMatrix list in iMatrix Select window.

7. To switch the iMatrix server, select the iMatrix server and click Apply. i

Only can select one iMatrix server at a time.

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8. To delete the iMatrix server, select the iMatrix server and click Delete. To modify, click Edit.

To Mondify the Remote iMartix Server

User can modify the monitored channels on Monitor Controller window. Also, the modification can be applied to the remote iMatrix server.

Step 1】Select the remote iMatrix server.

1. Click Setup button to call out Server Select window on Monitor Controller window.

2. Select the remote iMaxtrix server from Server Select window. If remote iMaxtrix server hasn’t

been added, click Add to add a remote iMatrix server(see also

To Add the Remote iMatrix

Server)

3. After selected the remote iMatrix server, click Connect to make a connection.

Click to select the remote iMatrix server.

After selected the iMatrix server, click Connect to make a connection

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Step 2】To get the video image of monitored channel from remote iMatrix server

1. Double-click the monitor icon to get the video image of monitored channel from remote iMatrix server.

2. User will see the video image of monitored channel display on lower part of the sub-Monitor

Controller window.

Double-click to get the video image of monitored channel form remote iMatrix server.

The yellow text represents the number of server and channel.

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Step 3】To modify the monitored channel of the remote iMatrix server

1. Click on the + of the DVR server icon to extend the list of channels on sub-Monitor Controller window.

2. Drag the channel wants to monitor to the channel that located on lower part of sub-Monitor

Controller window. The channel will be switched. i

The camera icon in gray indicates the camera has been selected and monitored.

3. Click Apply to update the modification to the remote iMatrix server.

4. User can go to iMatrix server to check that the monitored channel will change right away.

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3.3.1.1 To Monitor CMS Server from iMatrix Server

The iMartix server can connect to CMS and remote monitor CMS.

User can add remote CMS servers to monitor. The added remote CMS server can be deleted and modified by click Delete and Edit button in Matrix Select window. i

The remote CMS server only can be viewed. To add and delete camera of monitor set is not allowed.

1. Click from iMatrix main UI.

2. The Monitor Controller window will show up as below shown:

3. Click Setup from Monitor Controller dialog box.

4. The iMatrix Select window will show up.

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5. Click Add button to add a CMS server.

6. Fill in the Name, IP/Domain Name, Port, User (login ID), Password and Description of the remote CMS server. And then, click OK to save the setting.

7. The CMS server will be added into the iMatrix list in iMatrix Select window.

8. To switch to the CMS server, select the iMatrix server and click Apply. i

Only can select one CMS server at a time.

9. The monitor screen will display the selected remote CMS server screen view.

Monitor UI of iMatrix Server

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3.3.2

Familiarizing the Buttons in PTZ Camera Control Panel

Name

(1) Close

(2) Camera preset position number

(3) Group AutoPan

(4) Direction buttons

’ moving speed

(5) AutoPan

(6) Zoom +/-

(7) Focus +/-

(8) Camera ID

(9) Direction buttons

Function

Exit PTZ camera controller.

Move the PTZ camera to the preset point.

Select to automatically operate PTZ camera in group.

Adjust the moving speed of the PTZ camera lens. This speed will apply to the (11) Direction buttons

’ moving speed only.

Operate the PTZ cameras automatically based on the selected camera group preset position number.

Zoom in and out the image.

Adjust the focus manually to produce clear image.

Display the PTZ camera number that is being operated.

Move and position the focal point of the PTZ camera. The support of direction button depends on the PTZ camera.

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3.3.3

Live Playback the Recorded Video

User can playback recorded video immediately while monitoring from the local CMS server if the recording is enabled. i

- Playback function must be enabled. Please go to Setup > Camera and select the

monitor set and enable the playback function ( see also Chapter 4.3 Camera setup )

- Playback doesn’t support on EB series.

1. In Monitor mode, click the preview icon of channel and the channel will start live playback. i

- The icon indicates the channel is in live playback mode.

- Move the mouse course to the bottom of screen, live playback control bar will show up.

2. User can use the live playback control button to operate the playback. i

- Click channel to switch to full screen mode for operating live playback control button easily.

- Only supports 4 channel live playback at the same time.

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Button Function

Begin: Move at the beginning of video.

Slower: Play the recorded video file at the speed of 1/2X, 1/4X, 1/8X,

1/16X, or 1/32X.

Pause: Briefly stop playing

Play: Play the video

Next: Go to the next frame.

Faster: Play the recorded video file at the speed of 2x, 4x, 8x, 16x or 32x.

End: Go to the end of the video.

Select recorded vide to playback from remote DVR server hard disk. Select the date on the calendar and the time from 00 to 23 to where to start playing the recorded video file.

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Button Function

3.3.4

Display playback speed and recoding time.

Viewing the GPS Data on the Monitor

If user has monitored the MOB DVR server, user can view the GPS information on Monitor. Also, user can view the location of MOB DVR server on the Google map.

Display the GPS Data on the Monitor:

Follow the below steps to display the GPS data on the Monitor.

1. Click Setup in Center interface.

2. Enter the password for authentication. When CMS configuration selection appears, click DVR.

3.

In DVR window, select the MOB DVR server or add the MOB DVR server (see also Chapter

4.2.1

).

4. After selected the MOB DVR server, click Edit. The DVR Setting window will appear.

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5. Select the Video Quality to High, and then, mark the Show POS message to display the GPS data on the Monitor.

6. Click OK to save and complete the change.

7.

If the MOB DVR server hasn’t been added any channels for monitoring, please refer to

Chapter

4.3

to add the channels for monitoring.

8. Click Monitor to switch to Monitor mode. User should see the GPS data display on Monitor UI as following shown: i

Position of the GPS data display relate to the setting of Monitor Text Setting in the

System setting.

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Viewing the GPS Data on the Google Map:

Following the below steps to view the GPS data on the Google Map.

1. In the Monitor mode, right-click on the channel that is monitored from MOB DVR server.

2. The shortcut menu will appear. And then, select the Start GPS.

3. The Google Map View window will show up.

4. Click on Maximum button to enlarge the Google Map View window.

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Click to select different display mode

– Map, Hybrid, Satellite, or terrain.

Listing all channels that have been enabled the

Google Map.

Zoom in/out the

Google Map.

Click to view in different split screen mode when there is more than one channel of the Google map.

5. Click Setup to setup the setting of the Google Map View window.

- Dialog mode: the way of the display of the Google Map View window. When in Simple mode, user can select the server from Select Server.

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To setup the setting of the Google Map

View Window.

Simple Mode Full Mode

- Map Mode: the way of display the channel of the Google map. Mark All DVR in one map will enable all channels display on one Google Map window.

6. To disable the Google Map view, click X.

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3.4 Using the MiniCenter Viewer

In Minicenter, user could configure, backup, operate the remote DVR, reset alarm and change priority of alarm, and setup the camera of remote DVR.

Name

(1) Preview

Function

View live video. User can cancel the connection by clicking Disconnect button if the connecting time is too long.

(2) View Alarm Image Playback the alarm video clip that is stored on the local hard disk.

(3) Remote Playback

Set the amount of time before and after the event to be retrieved from the

DVR server. Click OK to accept and play the retrieved video and Cancel

to void the request (see also Chapter 5.3

)

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Name

(4) Alarm Info

(5) Remote Backup

(6) Remote Setup

(7) Remote I/O

Function

Display alarm event information which it was defined on DVR server.

User can select priority of alarm event and enter some description in

Memo column, and then click Save button to save the setting.

Remote Backup is purely for backing up the *.dvr file from the remote

DVR sever(see also Chapter 3.4.1

)

Change the remote DVR server settings(see also Chapter 3.4.2

)

To view sensor and relay, also to turn on/off relay on remote DVR. Select the relay and right click to turn on /off or trigger the relay.

(8) Remote Control

(9 ) Reset Alarm

(10) Voice Phone

(11) PTZ Control

(12) DVR Info

Connect to the remote DVR server and operate the application. Select the DVR server from the Name drag down list and click the Remote

Control button. To use this feature, make sure the DVR remote server is enabled. For more details on software usage, please refer to the DVR user manual. i

This feature works with NV series v 5.7 above only.

Clear the DVR server alarm list.

Enable/disable 2-way audio function. This function allows the CMS and

DVR server to talk via the internet using a microphone. Make sure your microphone and speakers work before using this function. If the DVR server Talk to web-client setting is disabled, you will not be able to hear from the other side

Control the PTZ camera (see also Chapter 3.3.2

).

Display the DVR information that user has select to preview. User can switch to view different DVR or camera by drag down the Name or camera list. Phone, Address, Mobile, Email, and Description information were defined when set up the DVR server.

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3.4.1 Remote Backup

Remote Backup is purely for backing up the *.dvr file from the DVR sever. You can select between

Auto Backup and Manual Backup. Auto Backup continuously archives one hour of the recorded data at a time, starting from the specified date. As for Manual Backup, it only archives the recorded data of selected date.

Auto Backup:

1. Click Remote backup button from Minicenter UI.

2. The Remote backup window will show up and list all added DVR servers.

3. Make sure CMS is connecting to DVR servers. If lost the connection with DVR server, select the

DVR server and click Reconnect button.

4. Select the DVR server that user wants to backup by marking the Enable Backup check box. The marked Enable Backup will change to ON status.

5. And then, the CMS will start to backup.

Manual Backup:

1. Click Remote backup button from Minicenter UI.

2. Select the DVR server and click Modify button.

3. Select the Manual Backup at DVR setting dialog. And, user can change the backup direction by clicking Browse button.

4. And the, click OK to save the setting.

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5. The Backup Mode of DVR server will change to Manual.

6. To execute manual backup, select the file first. Click File Select and select the files that user wants to backup and click OK.

7. Then, click Start to backup.

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3.4.2 Remote Setup

Remote Setup is configuring DVR server from remote site.

Click the Remote Setup button to call out the DVR server setup window. i

The remote setup contents will be varied that depends on the type of DVR (NV series, SA series, NX series, EB series, EH series, or EXR series) is monitored.

The following setup contents are NV series. Some of functions may not support on NX series and EB series.

3.4.2.1 System Setting

In the System Setting window, click Update to accept the new settings, click Exit to exit without saving, and click Default to revert back to original factory setting.

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(1) Delete recorded data after

If you want the system to automatically erase the data after a certain days, enable the Delete

recorded data after check box and enter the numbers of days in Days text box.

(2) Delete event and alarm log after

If you want the system to automatically erase the event and alarm log files after a certain days, enable the Delete event and alarm log after check box and enter the numbers of days in Days text box.

(3) Video Standard

Change and select the proper video system according to your camera video system. If the video system setting is wrong, the video would appear abnormal.

(4) Attention Please

Check the attentiveness of the person who is monitoring the system. You may set the number of times the Attention dialog box to appear in a day in Times per day text box.

When this feature is enabled, the Attention dialog box would appear. The person who is monitoring the system must enter the same number that appears from the left box at the right text box and then click OK.

(5) AutoScan Period

Set the display time gap from 3 to 10 sec. before it switches to the next camera.

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(6) Login

Enable the conditions in Login section you want the system to automatically carry out.

- Auto record when login

Automatically start video recording when the NV DVR is executed.

- Auto start Network when login

Automatically connect to network when the NV DVR is executed.

- Login to compact mode

Switch to compact mode directly when the NV DVR is executed.

- Silent Launch

Enable the DVR system minimizes on the system tray automatically right after start up.

- Guest Mode

Automatically log in Guest mode when the NV DVR is executed. In guest mode, the functions are limited to preview and playback only.

(7) Miscellaneous

Enable the conditions in Miscellaneous section you want the system to perform.

- Desktop Lock

Block window OS hotkey: Deactivate the [Ctrl-Alt-Del

]

and

[

Windows

]

keyboard key functions.

Block windows OS pop-up window: To block any pop-up window from windows system.

- Beep if no signal

Make sound when the video signal is lost.

- Mandatory Record

Always record video when software is running

- Enable Overlay

To enhance video signal for better video quality. i

Enable overlay doesn’t support on NV3000T and NV5000T card.

- Screen Saver

Set a period time to enter screen saver mode when system idle.

- Auto Scan Period

Set the time gap of the Auto Scan function from 3 to 10 seconds. This automatically switches to the next video in cycle depending on the set time gap.

- Playback Mode

Select the mode of playback the video.

Select date and time: Select the date and time which user wants to playback.

Play the last file: Automatically playback the video from the last hour

Instant Playback: Automatically playback the video which has just recorded

- Date Format

Select the date format which wants to display in Select date and time playback mode

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(8) Dual Monitor

To enable/disable dual monitor function.

(9) POS

Set from which camera screen to display the data from the POS equipment. Click Setting to enter the setup window.

Advanced Setting

To setup POS text display position, text font and color.

1. In the System Setting dialog box, POS section, click Setting >> Advanced

Setting

2. Mark Show POS Text to allow POS data to be display on surveillance screen.

3. Select the POS data display position on surveillance screen

– Left-Top, Left-Bottom,

Right-Top, or Right-Bottom.

4. Mark Multiple Windows to allow more than one iPOS live data window display on the preview screen mode.

5. Mark Save Window Position that iPOS live data window position will be saved as next time call out position when close

6. Select the Cameras of iPOS live data that want to be display on Preview mode. To select all cameras, mark All.

7. To change the POS data font and color, click Font.

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8. When it is done, click Save to complete the configuration.

POS Database Setting

Mark Remove POS data after the POS data will be delete from DVR hard disk on the day that user has setup.

(10) UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply)

Protect the system from damaging, such as power surges or brownouts. This automatically gives time to close the NV DVR properly when the battery backup power has reached the Shutdown when capacity below percentage level setting.

The UPS device must be connected to your computer (refer to your UPS user’s guide). i

The UPS application must meet Windows XP or Windows 7 system requirements.

(11) System Information

Display current NVR system firmware version.

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3.4.2.2

Camera Setting

Select the camera from remote DVR servers to modify settings. In the Camera Setting window, click

Update to save and apply the new settings, click Exit to exit without saving, and click Default1/

Default2 to revert back to original factory setting. i

Some of settings are not available to the IP camera.

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(1) Camera Icons

Select the camera number you want to adjust the video setting. To select all the cameras, enable the

ALL check box. To select more than one camera, Right click on the camera icon. To select one camera only, Left click on the camera icon. The camera icon turns red when it is selected.

(2) Enable

Set to enable/disable the selected camera. When there is no video source on the camera, we suggest disabling it so that the system won’t detect it as video loss error.

(3) Camera

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Display

Enable/disable to show the video. Even if the video of the selected camera is hidden you can still record the video and preview it in playback mode.

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Name

Change the camera name.

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Description

Add a short comment.

(4) Video Adjustment

Adjust the Brightness, Contrast, Hue and Saturation of the selected camera.

(5) Noise Reduction

Reduce undesirable video signal and improve the quality of the video. i

Noise Reduction uses lots of CPU resource. Please use this feature only if it is really necessary.

(6) Auto Brightness Control

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Automatically adjust the brightness.

(7) Night View

Automatically adjust the exposure to make the image more visible especially when the site is dark. You can only use this function when the Auto Brightness Control is enabled.

(8) Enable Deinterlace

To enhance the video quality. Set the deinterlace mode to #1, if you are capturing motionless picture and #2, if it captures lots of movement.

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3.4.2.3 Record Setting

In the Recording setup window, click OK to accept the new settings, click Exit to exit without saving, and click Default to revert back to original factory setting. i

Some of settings are not available to the IP camera.

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(1) Camera Icons

Select the camera number you want to set the recording setting. To select all the cameras, enable the

ALL check box. To select more than one camera, Right click on the camera icon. To select one camera only, Left click on the camera icon. The camera icon turns red when it is selected.

(2) Recording Mode

The blocks from 00 to 23 represent the time in 24-hour clock. To record in full 24 hours, select the recording mode and click the  button. If you want to only record at a particular time, click the colored block beside the recording mode then click on the time blocks. When the system starts recording a red triangle mark would appear at the upper left corner of the screen. The recording modes are listed below:

- Always Recording

Record the video from the selected camera and save it to the designated storage path

- Motion Recording

Start recording the video from the selected camera only when the system detects movement.

Once a motion is detected, the system automatically saves the previous frames and stop based on the Start Record Prior and Stop Record After settings.

- Smart Recording

Automatically switch to recorded at the maximum frame rate setting once a motion is detected and if there is no motion, it records at the minimum frame rate setting. Set the maximum and minimum frame rate setting in (6) Frame Rate section.

- Vovice Detection Recording

DVR system will record when the voice exceeds the intensity value in Voice Detection setting.

- No Recording

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The system won’t do any recording.

(3) Audio

Select to assign the audio channel of the selected camera. You can only assign one audio channel to one camera source. This way you can record both audio and video. i

An Audio I/O card is required to use this function.

(4) Motion Detection

Adjust the sensitivity of the motion detector. The higher the value, the finer the sensitivity is detected.

When it detects a motion, a green triangle mark would appear at the upper left corner of the screen.

(5) Video Detection

Adjust the intensity of the audio detector. The system detects sound when it exceeds the intensity value.

(6) Quality

Adjust the video quality. The higher the value, the lower the compression level and uses more hard disk space.

(7) Frame Rate

Set the maximum number of frames to be recorded during motion and motionless state. The frame rate ranges from 1 to 30 for NTSC and 1 to 25 for PAL. The higher the frame rate, it uses more hard disk space.

(8) Video Size

Select the size of the video and click the  button. The higher the size, the larger the file it create.

(9) Mask/Shield Edit

Mask, mark an area on the screen to disregards the motion in the marked area and to only monitor outside the marked area. In the Mask/Shield Edit section, activate the Enable Mask/Enable Shield check box. Click and drag a frame on the screen to create Mask area.

(10) Compression Type

User can refer the table below to check the NV card supports what type of compression. H264 is the latest and advanced video compression format that delivers better video quality and smaller file size but this uses more CPU resource. Advanced MPEG4 and MJPEG, both provide a standard for color picture compression rate. MPEG4 uses higher compression rate and smaller file size. While MJPEG uses slightly lower compression rate and bigger file size.

MPEG4 MPEG 4

Encryption

H264 H264

Encryption

MJPG

NV3000T

NV5000

NV6000T

NV7240

NV7480

NV8416T

NV9416T

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Video Encryption

When NV7480 card has enabled one channel encryption, the all channels will be encrypted.

Enable/disable to encrypt the recorded video that way only the person who knows the password can clearly view the video playback. The file size would become 10 to 30% more. Enabling the Video

Encryption check box, you will be prompted to enter the password and retype the password for confirmation. Make sure not to forget the password for you would not be able to decrypt the video without it.

The symbol would appear on the upper right corner of the encrypted video screen. You may see the video during live recording.

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Enable Storage Optimization

Enable/disable to save more storage space. Click Detail button to select the type of storage optimization.

Monochrome Mode: The video will record in black and white.

Noise Reduction: To do the noise reduction before compression.

Disable Video Enhancement: To shutdown video enhancement function.

User also can select the Default Mode High/Medium/Low. Click ? button to view default mode definition.

(11) Group

Click to view the camera group that user has been setup in Camera setup .

(12) Camera

Click to view the camera live video on screen.

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3.4.2.4

Network Setting

In the Network Setting dialog box, click Update to accept the new settings, click Exit to exit without saving, and click Default to revert back to original factory setting.

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(1) Server Name

Assign a name for the DVR unit. Letters of the alphabet and numbers only.

(2) Transmitting Cameras

Select and click on the camera number in the Transmitting Camera section you want to make it accessible via internet using WebCam, Remote Console, PDA Viewer and Hand Viewer (still image).

To select all the cameras, enable the ALL check box.

(3) Remote Control Server

Enable/disable remote control from remote application (ex. CMS). Enter the remote accessing port in

Port column.

(4) Network Video Configuration

Set up the video quality and frame rate for viewing and transmitting to the remote program. Scrolling adjust bar to set the Quality level and FrameRate level.

(5) WebCam Port

Activate Enable Anonymous Login to remotely access the DVR server without the need of password.

The default of WebCam port is 80.

(6) Voice Phone

Voice Phone is a 2-Way Talk feature that allows the client and server to talk via internet using microphone. Make sure both microphone and speakers work before using this feature. If the Talk to

Web-Client is disabled, the person in the DVR server side can only hear the voice from the client side that is when the WebCam 2-Way Talk button is activated.. The default port of voice phone is 9999.

(7) Network Time Synchronization

Adjust the DVR system time same as network time server. Fill in the Time Server IP address or domain name. Select Automatic Synchronize time to set automatic synchronize time on a daily basis.

(8) 3GPP

Enable 3GPP that allows user to use browser on the mobile phone to view recorded video. Just enter

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http://DVR Server IP/3GPP

on the browser of mobile phone, and then, user will receive the recorded video from DVR server. Fill the RTSP PORT for 3GPP connection. Select the video size for transmitting to use r’s browser on the mobile phone.

(9) Other Configuration

- Enable Original Security Protocol

Enable new version DVR system to accept remote software with former version. For example, if user uses CMS version 7.1 and connect to NV DVR server with version 7.3, and then, user has to enable this option to make it work. It is due to that DVR system has some new security protocol in DVR with version 7.3 and newer version, and it’s not compatible with old remote software.

- Enable White List

An access permit list for the remote accessing of DVR server. Enter the IP address and click

Add. Or, enter a range of IP address and click Add. To delete the IP from the list, select the IP and click Delete button. To reset the input, click Clear button.

- Enable HandyViewer

Enable remote users to use a PDA or a mobile phone to access DVR server and select the video size and quality.

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- Network Bandwidth Limit

By Channel: Set the network bandwidth by each channel.

All: Set the total network bandwidth consumption limit.

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3.4.2.5

Schedule Setting

Schedule to record, backup, enable network, reboot and disable alarm of all the cameras either weekly or one time. The number from 00 to 23 represent the time in 24-hour clock. The left most column display the days in a week.

To Set the Schedule Setting:

1. Select the date in the calendar. Use and buttons to shift the calendar to the left or right.

2. Select the condition you want to schedule in the drop down list.

- Record

Activate all the cameras to start video recording at the set time based on the Recording setting.

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- Backup

Save another copy of all the data at the set time and specified backup path. NV DVR automatically updates and only backup the data that are not yet included in the archive.

To assign backup path, click .

Mirror Backup: Save a copy of all the data at the set time and specified backup path.

Incremental Backup: Only backup the data that are not yet included in the archive from last time. i

Make sure the backup folder and storage folder are not on the same drive.

- Network

Activate NV DVR remote system to access at the set time. After the appointed time, the

Network function will be disabled. If the Network function is already enabled, the Network function will not be disabled when the appointed time has ended.

- Reboot

Restart the PC at the appointed time. i

Make sure the Windows operating system is set NOT to require you to login user name and password. This way the system will be able to run NV DVR program.

- Disable Alarm

Deactivate the alarm at the set time temporarily.

3. Specify to either schedule it weekly or one time. Click  to make a selection.

4. Click on the blocks to set the schedule. Or click All to select all. To store the setting, click Save. To remove the settings, click Clear.

5. To end Schedule Setting, click Update to exit and accept the setting and Exit to exit without saving the setting.

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3.4.2.6

Alarm Setting

In the Alarm Setting dialog box, click Add to insert and set new alarm setting, click Delete to remove the selected alarm setting, click OK to exit and save the setting, Cancel to exit without saving, and

Default to revert back to original factory setting.

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To set the Alarm Setting:

1. Click Add to insert and set a new alarm setting. Click the items in the (7) Alarm Setting List, if you want to modify the alarm setting.

2. In (1) Alarm Setting number/Name/Description, display the selected alarm setting number in the list below. Enter alarm name and description.

3. In (2) Enable Time, the number from 00 to 23 represent the time in 24-hour clock. Select the time and click the block you want to activate or deactivate the alarm function. When it is deactivated the color of the block turns white.

4. In (3) Conditions

, you can set “Trigger if any” to activate if it falls to one of the conditions or

Trigger if all” to activate if it falls to all conditions.

- In Camera section, select and click on the camera number (01 to 16) in Motion Detected and

Video Loss to set the condition for the system to alarm.

- In Missing and Suspicious Object Detected, click the camera number (01 to 16) and select the certain object on the screen (right click on camera number for detailed setting)), and when the certain object is missing or doubtful, the system will alarm. In Scene Change, when the camera has been moved, the system will alarm, too.

- In Voice Detection, click the camera number (01 to 16) to the system to alarm when detect the abnormal voice.

5. In (4) Sensor, select and click on the sensor number (use  and  to select the sensor) to set the condition for the system to alarm. If the sensor normal status is high, set the sensor condition to low.

- Enable/disable the Abnormal Event check box, to set the condition of the event for system to alarm.

System Reboot: when the DVR system reboot without abnormal condition, the system

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will send out the alarm message.

Abnormal Reboot: when the DVR system reboot in irregular condition, the system will send out the alarm message.

Recording is switched off: when the recording has been stopped, the system will send out the alarm message.

Network is switched off: when the network connection of DVR system is lost, the system will send out the alarm message.

Hard Disk failed: when the hard disk can’t work normally, the system will send out the alarm message.

Temperature: set a temperature limited of system for system to alarm. When DVR system temperature is over the temperature limited, the DVR system will send out the alarm.

VGA Temperature: set a VGA temperature limited for alarm. When VGA temperature is over the limited that user has set, the DVR system will send out the alarm. i

Temperature setting doesn’t support on NV3000T/5000 card.

Illegal Entry: any objects move between selected regions which user has set up in

Object Counting section, the system will send out the alarm. Select the entry (object moves from region 1 to 2 or from region 2 to 1) and camera for system alarm detection.

- Enable/disable the POS Keyword check box, to scan the data from the POS if it matches the keyword).

- Enable/disable the Alarm Message check box, to active with external alarm message by your own program. For the detail configuration, please contact the local reseller.

6. In (5) Alarm Reset, click the camera number (use  and  to select the alarm) to set the reset condition of alarm. Once alarm is reset, all alarm action will stop at the moment. If the sensor normal status is high, set the sensor condition to low.

7. In (6) Action, you may now set the alarm action for the system to perform when the alarm condition is activated.

- Launch E-Map

Display mini Emap screen.

- TV Out

Switch to only display the video on TV from where the alarm is activated.

- Enlarge Camera View

Switch to only display video in Preview/Advanced mode from where the alarm is activated.

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- Send E-mail

Send an electronic text message. To setup click Detail (see also To Setup Send E-mail ).

- File Transmission via FTP

Upload file to remote computer thru FTP (File Transfer Protocol). To setup click Detail (see also

To Setup FTP ).

- Start Recording

Record the video from the selected camera. To setup click Detail (see also To Setup Alarm

Recording ).

- Alarm SOP (Standard Operation Procedure)

List the instructions to inform the person of what to do when the alarm is activated. To setup

click Detail (see also To Setup Alarm SOP ).

- Send to CMS (Central Management System)

Enable/disable the selected camera to send video to CMS when the alarm is activated (see

also To Setup CMS Setting )

To Setup Send E-mail Setting

Beside the Send Email check box, click Detail. In the E-mail Setting dialog box, click OK to exit and save the setting and Cancel to exit without saving the setting. i

Gmail is supported now.

- Mail Server

Enter the SMTP Server and port. If your e-mail system requires user identification, enable

Authentication check box and enter User ID and Password.

- Mail

To check if it is working, click Test

Account button.

From: Enter the sender e-mail address.

To and CC: Enter the recipient email address and separate it with comma or a semicolon (;).

Subject: Enter the message title.

Message: Type the message.

- Email Notice Setting

Notice Interval: Set the period of time before it sends another e-mail notice.

Embedded image: Select the sending image’s size and set the number of frames.

Attach image when sensor is

triggered: When the sensor is triggered, the system will capture the image and send the image to the certain e-mail address with the alarm message. i

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If the alarm is not triggered by sensor, the system will depends on the setting of motion detected, video loss, audio detect, and sensor in alarm setting to send the alarm image and alarm message.

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- Modem Dial up Setting

User may set the time to disconnect automatically, just enable the Auto Disconnect after check box and set time.

To Setup FTP Setting

1. Beside the File Transmission via FTP check box, click Detail.

2. In the FTP Setting dialog box, enter the

FTP IP, port, user ID and password.

3. In Number of Pic text box, enter the number of sequence images that want to send when file is transmitting. The maximum number of picture can be transmitted are 16.

4. If user wants to send the recorded image before alarm occurs, enter the time that before alarm occurs in Before

alarm(sec.).

5. Upload image: User needs to select the camera that the images will be capture and send when the any alarm is triggered.

6. Click OK to exit and save the setting and

Cancel to exit without saving the setting.

To Setup Alarm Recording Setting

1. Beside the Start Recording check box, click Detail.

2. In the Alarm Recording Setting dialog box, select the camera to enable/disable video recording. Enable All to select all cameras.

3. In the Frame Rate selection, select As

Setting to record the number of frames based on the Recording Setting or Max to record the maximum of frames based on the available speed.

4. In the Start Recording prior text box, mark and set the number in second for the program to pre-recording before the alarm happen. The time range is 1~10 seconds. i

- When camera is Analog or IP camera and recording resolution less or equal to D1, the DVR system only record in key frame for pre-recording.

- When camera is Mega-pixel IP camera and the recording resolution is greater than

D1, the DVR system won’t do any pre-recording.

5. In the Stop Recording after text box, mark and set the number in second for the program to continue recording after the alarm has ended. The time range is 1~600 seconds. If user doesn’t mark and set the time, the alarm recording will continue recording until alarm is reset.

6. Click OK to accept the new settings and Cancel to exit without saving.

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To Setup Alarm SOP

Beside the Alarm SOP check box, click Detail. In the step text boxes, type the standard protocol when the alarm is activated. When the alarm is activated, the

Standard Operation Procedure dialog box will appear.

Just click Next to see the next instruction, Back to see the previous instruction, Finish to end and Abort to terminate.

To Setup CMS Setting

Beside the Send to CMS check box, click

Detail. Click OK to accept the new settings and Cancel to exit without saving.

CMS: Select the camera to enable/disable sending the video to CMS.

Matrix: Select the camera to enable/disable sending the alarm event video to CMS. The

CMS site need to setup a matrix channel to receive the alarm event from DVR server site(please refer to CMS manual for detail)

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3.5 Using the Alarm Center

User can manage live alarm event, searching the alarm event, and navigate relate parameters of monitored DVRs, cameras, and alarm filters. i

Only CMS GOLD version supports full functions of Alarm Center.

3.5.1 To Manage Live Alarm Event

User can select the alarm to assign to different operator, change the priority of alarm, and change status of alarm.

1. Click Alarm Center.

2. Select Alarm Live tab.

3. Select the DVR or expand the alarm tree and select the alarm from left column of Alarm Live window.

4. User should see all alarm events of selected the DVR or alarm.

5. To mark the alarm event, click check box.

6. Double-click on the alarm that user wants to manage. User should see the Alarm Information

Setting window show up.

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7. Click Edit Information to edit the alarm.

8. User can change Priority, State, and Operator of alarm. To enter the description or memo on

Note column. And then, click Save to save the change.

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9. To exit, click Cancel.

10. Click Run Minicenter will call out Minicenter window(see also Chapter 3.4

)

11. User can view alarm events by status or priority. Select the status or priority of alarm event from the middle column of Alarm Live window and the result will be display on the right side column. i

The priority of alarm event is set on remote DVR server. User is allowed to customize the priority of alarm event that CMS system has received and all re-assigned action will be recorded on CMS system.

12. To manage the alarm event, follow the above steps 6 to 10.

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3.5.2 To Search the Alarm Event

User can search the alarm event by the conditions. i

Alarm Search will be available when USB Dongle is installed (CMS GOLD version).

Set the follow conditions to search the wanted alarm events.

Server Name: select the DVR or select All.

Alarm Name: select the alarm that user wants to search for.

Type: select the alarm condition ( Motion, Alarm, DVR Exit, Login, Connection Loss, Connection

Success, Video Loss, HD Failed, and Reset Alarm)that user wants to search for.

Priority: select the priority level of alarm that user wants to search for.

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Status: select the alarm status that wants to search

Operator: select the operator that wants to search

Keyword: enter the specific word string to search.

After/Before Time: set a specific time period to search.

When the search conditions are set, click Search to start searching. If user doesn’t set any conditions, the system still will start search when click Search button. And the, result will be all alarm events. The search result will display on the right column of Alarm Search window.

User can select the alarm to assign to different operator, change the priority of alarm, and change

status of alarm (see also Chapter 3.5.1

).

User can create a filter that is based on the conditions of search. Click Save, the Filter Window

Setting will show up. Enter a name for the filter and click OK. i

User also can create a filter in Navigation section(see also Chapter 3.5.3

)

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When CMS system receives same alarm event, filter will flash in red light. To minimize the filter click , click to close the filter.

When receive the alarm, it will turn to red and flash.

The result of search can be print by clicking Print button. Also, the search result can be save as in *.txt and *.xls format by clicking Export .txt or Export .xls button.

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Clicking Image Log button to view alarm image. The image log window will show up. Double-click on

the image log will call out the MiniCenter window (see also Chapter 3.4

). Click << and >> to go

previous and next page.

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3.5.3 To Navigate the Alarm Information

User can view information of DVR, alarm, filter, and user. i

Navigation function will be available when USB Dongle is installed (CMS GOLD version).

Image of the selected alarm

To Create and Manage the Filters

Viewing the DVR Information

Select the DVR, alarm, filter or user to view. The information will be display on middle column and the image of alarm will display on right side column.

The filter window display the current existing filter, user can add more filter by clicking Add. In Filter

Window Setting, enter the name of filter; select the DVR, alarm, and priority of alarm.

Click to call out virtual keyboard if the keyboard is not available.

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To delete the filter, select the filter and click Delete. To modify the filter, click Edit. Select the filter and click Display filter can call out the filter to view if the filter is close.

Right-click on selected filter will call out the shortcut menu. User can Delete,

Edit, and Enable filter.

When CMS system receives the alarm, it will turn to red and flash.

Viewing the User Account

The filter window in minimize status.

In User Configuration section, user can view who is current on line.

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Chapter 4 Customizing the CMS System

In the CMS application, click the button to customize the CMS system. In the Authorization dialog box, enter the administrator User ID and Password.

When the CMS configuration setup selection appears, select and click the buttons you want to change the setting.

4.1 System Setting

In the System Setting dialog box, click OK to accept and start to reload the new setting, and Cancel to exit without saving.

(1) Alarm Network Port

Select a port for receiving alarm video from DVR server. Any network service port can be

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assigned as long as the port doesn’t conflict with current network service.

(2) Database

Local: The default setting.

MySQL: If CMS server is sending the received alarm to the Remite iAlarm agent, please select MySQL as the database. Please enter the communication Port of MySQL server and the login Password. i

If CMS system is going to transmit the received alarm to Remote iAlarm center, please must select the MySQL as the database.

Alarm Record Path

By default, the alarm folder is automatically generated to where the CMS application is installed and for saving the alarm clip videos and log files. The suggested hard disk capacity for storing the alarm video is 30GB.

1. Click Setup.

2. In the Authorization dialog box, enter the administrator User ID and Password.

3. Click System > . In the Browse For Folder dialog box, locate where you want to store the alarm video clip. Click Make New Folder to create new folder, OK to accept and Cancel to exit.

4. The text below the Alarm Record path text box shows the hard disk free space and total space in parenthesis.

5. In the System Setting dialog box, click OK to start reloading the new setting and Cancel to exit without saving the new setting.

(3) Miscellaneous

Date Format : Select from different date formats

1. Click Setup.

2. In the Authorization dialog box, enter the administrator User ID and Password.

3. Click System.

4. In the Date Format drop down list, click and select the style.

5. In the System Setting dialog box, click OK to accept the new setting and Cancel to exit without saving the new setting.

Display position: CMS system supports up to 4 monitors, users are allowed to customize

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the display position that to decide the Center, Emap, Monitor, or Playback to be displayed on which monitor screen. Click Detail to select the display screen setting. The new screen display setting will be effect at next time login.

System Controller

– To configure the parameters that is for communicating with the

System Controller (an optional accessory). Also please refer to Chapter 4.1.1

or user

manual of the System Controller. Click Setting to configure system controller. i

The Model of System Controller must match on the System Controller site.

USB Connection: CMS can connect with System Controller through the USB port.

Follow the below description to enable the connection between CMS server and

System Controller.

Enable

– Mark the check box to enable the System Controller function.

Model

– Select System Controller Pro as the Model.

Upgrade

– To update the firmware of the System Controller. Click Upgrade button and click Select File button. And then, select the firmware file and click OK. The upgrade process will start. The upgrade firmware may have more than one file.

Therefore, click OK and locate the firmware file to upgrade another file. When the upgrade process is done, click Finish to complete.

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RS485 Connection: Connecting CMS with System Controller through RS485 port on the System Controller. Follow the below description to enable the connection between

CMS server and System Controller.

Enable – Mark the check box to enable the System Controller function.

Model – Select System Controller Pro 485 as the Model.

Port – Select the com port that is connected with the System Controller.

Server ID – Set an ID for CMS server (0~99). This ID is a CMS server ID for

System Controller to select.

Google API Key: Enter the Google API Key that applied from Google web site (see also

Chapter 4.1.2

). Click Detail and enter API key that will allow user to use Google map as a

E-Map image(see also Chapter 4.6.1.1

).

 i

The Google map function only supported in CM3000 Gold version.

Block Windows OS hotkey: Deactivate the [Ctrl-Alt-Del

]

and

[

Windows

]

keyboard key functions.

Auto Login when OS start: Execute the CMS when the operating system is started.

(4) Attention Please

Check the attentiveness of the person who is monitoring the system. You may set the number of times the Attention dialog box to appear in a day in Times per day text box. To check the graph on how fast the person response, click Analysis. When this feature is enabled, the Attention dialog box would appear. The person who is monitoring the system must enter the same number that appears from the left box at the right text box and then click OK.

(5) Configuration

Import / Export the CMS system configuration.

(6) Language

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Customize the system to display the tool tips and dialogs based on the selected language. By default the set language is in English.

1. Click Setup.

2. In the Authorization dialog box, enter the administrator User ID and Password.

3. Click System.

4. In the Language drop down list, click and select the language.

(7) Alarm Video

Set up the video transition when alarm occurs.

- One frame: a single video frame will be transmitted when alarm occurs.

- Pre/Post Event Time: Set the video duration before and after the event to send

(8) Show when receive DVR alarm

Select the type of received alarm format

Alarm image or Alarm Live Video.

- Alarm image: Only display alarm image and no live video previewing.

- Alarm Live Video: User can view alarm live video.

(9) Monitor Text Setting

Enable/disable the camera information display and display position on the monitor screen. To configure font, click . user has configured.

 The camera information will be display as

 User can press F1 to disable/enable camera information display.

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4.1.1 Using the System Controller

The AVer

TM

System Controller Pro provides user an easy way to operate CMS server.

4.1.1.1 Hardware Introduction

Left Side

Function

(1) USB Port

Description

2 * USB ports for connection of keyboard, mouse, or USB flash memory.

(2) Audio Input For audio input device connection such as microphone.

(3) Audio Output i

For audio output device connection such as speaker.

- The audio input and output device has its own power supply is necessary.

- The audio input and output port act as the audio input and output port on the DVR system.

Rear Side

Function

(1) RS485 Port

(2) Power Supply

Port

Description

To connect with CMS server, user needs a RS485 to RS232 converter (see

also Connecting the DVR Server through the RS485 port ).

1

TX+

2

TX-

3

RX+

4

RX-

5

GND

For AC power adaptor connection.

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Familiarizing with System Controller Panel Buttons

Function

(1) (Lock)

(2) (Power)

(3) Playback Control

Buttons

Description

To lock panel buttons and all operations are lock. Press it to lock and press again to un-lock. If the system password has been set, please enter the

password to un-lock (see also 4.1.19 Locking System Operation )

Lights up when unit is power on.

Press it to enable/disable the jog/shuttle function.

When button lights up is enabling.

(Pause) To pause the playback.

(4) LCD Screen

(5) Multi-function

Buttons

(6)

(Play) To switch to playback mode and start playback.

(Jog/Shuttle)

- Jog dial (top part): Playback video frame-byframe that control by user.

- Shuttle ring (lower part): Playback video at faster forward or rewind speed that control by user. i

The Jog/Shuttle doesn’t support on Realtime Playback mode.

To operate the each function in multi-functions menu and view system related information.

Each button represents a function that is corresponding to the function display on the LCD screen. Press the button and operate it.

Enable/disable the PTZ camera move automatically that is based on the selected camera group preset position number.

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Function

(7) Custom

Function Buttons

Description

To view system information.

Back to the CMS center interface. i

Call out the virtual keyboard.

The F3 function doesn’t support on Windows 7 64-bit system platform.

Switch to monitor mode.

Call out the Mini Center.

Enable/disable network connection. Press it to connect the network and press again to disconnect the network. The authentication password is required for stop network connection. Using numeric key pad to enter the password and press Enter button to confirm.

To enter system setup mode. The authentication password is required to enter system setup mode. Using numeric key pad to enter the password and press Enter button to confirm.

Call out Logout dialog.

(8) Preset Button

Move the PTZ camera to the selected preset position.

(9) Enable/disable joystick as a mouse function.

(10)

(11) Joystick

(12) Focus Button

When lights up in green, user can use PTZ related operation.

To control PTZ camera to left, right, up, down, zoom in, and zoom out.

Press Cursor button to act as mouse function

To adjust the focus of the PTZ camera.

(13) Enable/disable digital zoom.

(14) Numeric Key

Pad

~

Enter button

&

For numbers entering

For confirmation

To delete the entered number

In LCD screen, moving the cursor to left or right.

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Function

(15) Back /Top Menu

Button

Description

(16)

(Camera Select)

(17) Microphone

Go back to previous LCD screen.

- Go back to the main menu screen.

- Exit from playback mode.

Using to select the camera channel in Monitor mode or Watch mode.

Build-in microphone for 2-way talk in Mini Center but user needs to press

button to enable the microphone function before using.

(18)

(Monitor Select)

(19)

Select a CMS server in 485 CMS mode (see also To Select a CMS server

ID in 485 CMS mode ).

Switch to full screen mode in playback mode.

(20) Press to enable built-in microphone function in Mini Center.

(21)

(22)

(23)

Switch to Emap mode (see also EMap Mode Operation section).

Take a quick screen shot of the surveillance screen and save it in playback mode.

Switch to Center mode.

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4.1.1.2 Installation of System Controller

Connecting the CMS Server through the USB port

The following is an example of System controller installation.

1. The CMS server should be power on and CMS program is executed.

2. Plug the power cord of the System Controller into power outlet.

3. And then, plug the USB cable that is attached on the System Controller to the USB port of the

CMS server.

4. After CMS server and System Controller have well connected, user needs to do the configuration for CMS server and System Controller to recognize each other. Please follow the below steps to configure the CMS server and System Controller.

CMS Server site a. Click Setup button on CMS program UI and select System. b. In System setting window, click Setting button of the System Controller.

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c. In System Controller Setting window, Mark Enable check box to enable the System

Controller function. And then, select the System Controller Pro as the Model from drop-down list. Click OK to complete the setting.

System Controller site a. In main menu, press and select (system controller setting). b. In System Controller setting screen, select

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.

c. In Mode screen, select the the selection will not show in selection list.

. If the current mode is USB-CMS mode already, then

Current

System

Controller

Mode d. Press button to confirm. To cancel the selection, press button. When the

Complete” message appears on the LCD screen, the mode switch is completed.

5. After complete the mode setting in CMS server and System Controller, the System Controller is ready to operate CMS server.

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Connecting the CMS Server through the RS485 port

Through the RS485 port, user can connect a CMS server with the System Controller.

Before starting to make a connection, please prepare the following items:

RS232 cable RS232 to RS485 Converter

(*User can purchase from the dealer

** The RS232 to RS485 Converter needs

Single core wire to support

RS-485 automatic data direction control protocol

)

1. Using the screwdriver to press down the orange tenon and insert the single core wire cable into the pin hole of the I/O terminal on the System Controller. When the wire cable is inserted in the end of the pin hole, release the orange tenon to fix the wire cable.

2. Set the DIP switch of the RS232 to RS485 converter at 4-wire RS485 setting.

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3. Using the screwdriver to lose the pin hole of RS485 to RS232 converter. And then, insert another side of single core wire into the pin hole of the RS485 to RS232 converter. Using the screwdriver to screw tight the wire. Please refer to the below table for pin-hole matching:

RS485 pin hole of System Controller

RS485 to RS232 Converter site

R+

R-

T+

System Controller site

T+ 1

T-

R+

T- R-

4. Connect the RS232 cable to the RS232 port of the converter.

2

3

4

5. Connect another side of RS232 cable to the RS232 port of the CMS server.

6. Power on the System Controller.

7. The following figure is an example of the installation illustrate.

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8. After CMS server and System Controller have well connected, user needs to do the configuration for CMS server and System Controller to recognize each other. Please follow the below steps to configure the CMS server and System Controller.

CMS Server site a. Click Setup button on CMS program UI and select System. b. In System setting window, click Setting button of the System Controller. c. In System Controller Setting window, Mark Enable check box to enable the System

Controller functions. And then, select the System Controller Pro 485 as the Model from drop-down list and select the Port that use to connect with System Controller.

Finally, set an ID for CMS server that is allowing System Controller to match to the CMS server. Click OK to complete the setting.

System Controller site

1. In main menu, press and select (system controller setting).

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2. In System Controller setting screen, select .

3. In Mode screen, select the the selection will not show in selection list.

. If the current mode is 485-CMS mode already, then

Current

System

Controller

Mode

4. Press button to confirm. To cancel the selection, press button. When the

Complete” message appears on the LCD screen, the mode switch is completed.

5. After mode setting has complete, user need to enter the ID of CMS server in order to operate the CMS system.

6. Press button on System Controller panel. The LCD screen panel will display the

CMS ID select screen as following shown:

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7. Using the number keys on the System Controller panel to enter the DVR server ID that user wants to control. And then, press the Enter button.

8. Now, the System Controller has switched the control to the CMS server that user has selected.

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4.1.1.3

Operating the LCD Menu

Main Menu

On the LCD screen, each function is corresponding to the button on the panel of the System Controller

Pro. To select the function, press the correspond button.

Multi-Function Menu

In multi-function menu screen, press the correspond button of the selections to configure/operate.

To go back to the main menu, press the TOP MENU button. Press the BACK button will go back to the previous screen.

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4.1.1.4 Familiarizing with LCD Screen

Following will describe the information or icon that display on LCD screen.

Main Menu

Submenu(Multi-function menu)

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4.1.1.5 Switching to USB CMS Mode

When the System Controller is connecting with CMS server through the USB port, the System

Controller mode should be in USB CMS mode in order to operate the CMS system. If the mode is not

USB CMS, please follow the below steps to switch to USB CMS mode. i

- The default mode is USB CMS mode

- The 485 PTZ mode is not supported for CMS system.

- Please remember to setup the System Controller model as System Controller Pro in

CMS system.

1. In main menu, press and select (system controller setting).

2. In System Controller setting screen, select .

3. In Mode screen, select the

selection will not show in selection list.

. If the current mode is USB-CMS mode already, then the

Current System

Controller Mode

4. Press button to confirm. To cancel the selection, press button. When the

Complete” message appears on the LCD screen, the mode switch is completed.

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4.1.1.6 Switching to 485 CMS Mode

When the System Controller is connecting with CMS server through the 485 port, the System

Controller mode should be in 485 CMS modes in order to operate the CMS system. If the mode is not

485 CMS mode, please follow the below steps to switch to 485 CMS mode. i

- The default mode is USB CMS mode

- The 485 PTZ mode is not supported for CMS server.

- Please remember to setup the System Controller model as System Controller Pro

485 in CMS system.

1. In main menu, press and select (system controller setting).

2. In System Controller setting screen, select .

3. In Mode screen, select the

selection will not show in selection list.

. If the current mode is 485-CMS mode already, then the

Current System

Controller Mode

4. Press button to confirm. To cancel the selection, press button. When the

Complete” message appears on the LCD screen, the mode switch is completed.

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To Select an CMS server ID in 485 CMS mode 4.1.1.7

When System Controller connect with CMS servers through the RS485 port, user needs to select the

CMS server by ID number that user has setup on CMS system.

button and select . User should see the To make sure the control mode, please press current mode show as “Mode: 485-CMS Mode”.

To Select an CMS server:

1. Press button on System Controller panel.

2. The LCD screen panel will display the CMS server ID select screen as following shown:

3. Using the number keys on the System Controller panel to enter the CMS server ID that user wants to control. And then, press the Enter button.

4. Now, the System Controller has switched the control to the ID 1 CMS server.

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Upgrading the Firmware of the System Controller 4.1.1.8

User can upgrade the newest firmware of the System Controller. For newest firmware, please contact your local dealer. i

- The upgrade process only support when System Controller connects to CMS server through the USB port.

-

To check firmware version of the System Controller, please refer to Viewing System

Version Information section.

For firmware version 0.14

If System Controller firmware version is 0.14 or older version, please follow the below steps to upgrade the new firmware.

1. In System Controller, please switch the Mode to USB DVR mode.

2. In CMS program UI, click Setup > System > Detail of System Controller. Please make sure the model is System Controller Pro.

3. Click Upgrade button.

4. Click Select File button to locate the firmware.

5. Select the firmware file and click OK. The upgrade process will start.

6. The upgrade firmware may have more than one file. Therefore, click OK and locate the firmware file to upgrade another file.

7. When the upgrade process is done, click Finish to complete.

8. After upgrade the firmware, please switch the mode of System Controller to USB CMS mode.

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For firmware version 0.52

If System Controller firmware version is 0.52, please follow the below steps to upgrade the new firmware.

1. In System Controller, please make sure the Mode is USB CMS mode.

2. In CMS program UI, click Setup > System > Detail of System Controller. Please make sure the model is System Controller Pro.

3. Click Upgrade button.

4. Click Select File button to locate the firmware.

5. Select the firmware file and click OK. The upgrade process will start.

6. The upgrade firmware may have more than one file. Therefore, click OK and locate the firmware file to upgrade another file.

7. When the upgrade process is done, click Finish to complete.

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4.1.1.9 Locking System Operation

Using the lock button ( ) to lock the System Controller for preventing any unexpected situation happen during the operator or administer is away from the System Controller.

We strongly recommend that enable the password function to enhance the security (see also Set a

Password for System Controller ).

1. Press button. The LCD screen will display “System Controller Locked” message.

2. To un-lock, press

Enter button to un-lock.

again and using numeric key pad to enter the password. And then, press

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4.1.1.10 Center Mode Operation

The follow sections will describe the functions in Center mode.

Select an Monitor Layout

User can select the monitor layout to view in Center mode. Only when alarm image is live, the Monitor

Layout function will be available. If the alarm image is not a live image, the Monitor Layout selection won’t be shown.

The Monitor

Layout function is not available when the alarm image is not a live image.

1. In Center mode, press button to enter the Monitor Layout mode.

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2. In Center Layout mode, the screen display options are 1, 6, 12, 24, and 48 in width monitor screen.

In 4:3 monitor screen, the Center Layout options are 1, 4, 9, 16, 25, and 36. This function is same as split-screen buttons on Center UI of CMS system.

Select an Monitor

The CMS system can connect 4 monitors and user can select the monitor to operate.

1. In LCD main screen, press .

2. On the LCD screen will display Monitor Screen select screen.

3. Press the monitor ( , , , )to make a selection. The LCD screen will display Monitor operate screen. User can operate the selected monitor screen. i

The monitor number icon ( , monitor has connected to CMS server.

, , )will show up only when the

4.

To operate in Monitor mode, please refer to Monitor Mode Operation section.

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Call out the Alarm Center

In Center Mode, press

please refer to Chapter 3.5

.

button will call out Alarm Center. How to operate the Alarm Center,

Alarm Center UI

Call Out the Mini Center

In Center Mode, press

refer to Chapter 3.4

.

button will call out Mini Center. How to operate the Mini Center, please

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Reset the Alarm

In Center Mode, press and select to reset alarms.

Call Out the System Configuration Selection

In Center Mode, press and select to call out the Setup bar. The authorization dialog will show up and enter password. The configuration set selection will appear and user can click the configuration selection to configure. The is same as the button on Center UI of the

CMS system.

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Controller Setup

In Center Mode, press and select to enter Controller setup mode.

In Controller setup, user can configure the parameters of the System Controller Pro.

Set a Password for System Controller

To setup the password of System Controller for security issue.

1. At main menu screen, press the and press button to enter

Controller setup screen.

2. Press screen.

button to enter System Lock

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3. Press button to enter the

Password setup screen.

4. Press function.

button to enable password

5. The password enter screen will appear.

Using numeric key pad to enter the password (6 numbers). After entered password, press Enter button.

6.

When user sees the “Complete” message, it means the operation is done.

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Change the Password of the System Controller i

The password function will be enabling after password changed.

1. At main menu screen, press the and press the button to enter

Controller setup screen.

2. Press screen.

button to enter System Lock

3. Press button to enter the

Password setup screen.

4. Press button and the Password

Change screen will appear.

5. Using numeric key pad to enter the current password (6 numbers). After entered password, press Enter button.

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6. After entered the current password, the new password screen will appear.

7. Using numeric key pad to enter the new password (6 numbers) and press Enter to confirm.

8.

When user sees the “Complete” message, it means the operation is done.

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Set the Timer

Set a period time for System Controller idling over the setup time to switch to rest status.

1. At main menu screen, press the and press the button to enter

Controller setup screen.

2. Press screen.

button to enter System Lock

3. Press setup screen.

button to enter the Timer

4. Press button to enable the timer.

Press again will disable the timer.

5. Press the time.

and button to adjust

6. Press button to confirm the setting.

To cancel, press button.

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Adjusting the Brightness of LCD Screen

To adjust the back light brightness of the LCD screen.

1. At main menu screen, press the and press the button to enter

Controller setup screen.

2. Press screen.

button to enter LCD setup

3. Press button to enter the Back light brightness setup screen.

4. Press and the brightness.

button to adjust

5. Press button to confirm the setting.

To cancel, press button.

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Adjusting the Contrast of LCD Screen

1. At main menu screen, press the and press the button to enter

Controller setup screen.

2. Press screen.

button to enter LCD setup

3. Press button to enter the Contrast setup screen.

4. Press and the brightness.

button to adjust

5. Press button to confirm the setting.

To cancel, press button.

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Enable/disable Code Number Display

1. At main menu screen, press the and press the button to enter

Controller setup screen.

2. Press screen.

button to enter LCD setup

3. Press button to enter the Code number setup screen.

4. Press button to enable the code number display. Press button again will disable the code number display.

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Mode Switching

In Mode screen, user can select mode that depends on the connecting type(USB or RS485) with CMD server.

1. At main menu screen, press the and press the button to enter

Controller setup screen.

2. Press screen.

button to enter Mode setup

3. The current mode will display in the middle of LCD screen.

4. Press the mode that user wants and press

button to confirm.

5. For more detail, please refer to Switching to USB CMS Mode

and Switching to 485

CMS Mode section.

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Viewing System Version Information

1. At main menu screen, press the and press the button to enter

Controller setup screen.

2. Press

Menu screen.

button to enter System

3. Press button to view current system version. Press from the screen.

button exit

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4.1.1.11 Playback Mode Operation

In playback mode, user can playback real-time recorded file from monitored DVR servers, download from monitored DVR servers and playback, and playback recorded file that has saved on local hard disk.

Follow the below steps to playback:

1. Press button to switch to playback mode. The LCD screen will switch to the playback mode.

2. And, the DVR selection dialog will show up on surveillance screen. Select the DVR server and click OK. User can use mouse or joystick to select. Press the button on top of joystick to confirm the selection.

3. After selected the DVR server, the playback mode selection dialog will show up on surveillance screen. Select the playback mode that user wants and click OK.

4. The playback time and date selection window will appear on the surveillance screen. To select the date and time, user can use mouse or joystick. Moving joystick to up and down for date selecting. Moving joystick to left and right for hour selecting. To confirm the selection, press the button on the top of joystick. i

The date and time selection dialog will be a little different due to the model of DVR server and the playback mode that user has selected.

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5. After selected the time and date to playback, the CMS system will start to playback. i

The playback UI will be a little different due to the model of DVR server and the playback mode that user has selected.

6. Using the Jog/Shuttle button to control the playback speed. Press and then, press

make sure is play status,

to enable the Jog/Shuttle button. To disable the Jog/Shuttle button, press

button again.

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- Jog dial (top part): Rotate in clockwise is forward play frame-by-frame that control by user.

Rotate in counterclockwise is rewinding play frame-by-frame that control by user. i

The Shuttle ring (lower part) position needs to be back at center to allow Jog dial to be functional.

- Shuttle ring (lower part): Rotate in clockwise is play at increase speed of 1x, 2x, 4x, 8x, 16x, and 32x. Rotate in counterclockwise is rewinding playback.

7. To pause the play, press button. Press again to start playback. i

The button and Jog/Shuttle button doesn’t support in Realtime playback mode.

8. While playback, user can press button to switch to full screen mode.

9. Press button can capture screen image and save it.

10. To exit playback mode, press button.

Select the Screen Layout

In Playback Layout mode, user can select different screen display mode to view. This function is same as split-screen buttons ( ) on Playback UI.

There are 6 types of monitor layout --

1. In playback mode LCD screen, press

, , , ,

button.

, .

2. The LCD screen will switch to playback layout mode. For more split screen layout, press button to go to next screen page.

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3. Press the button of screen layout that user wants to view.

4. The surveillance screen will switch the screen layout that user has selected.

Enable/disable De-interlace

In playback mode, user can enable/disable de-interlace function. This function is same the de-interlace button on Playback UI.

3. In Playback mode LCD screen, press button to enter the De-interlace mode.

4. In De-interlace mode screen, select the de-interlace mode interlace, select .

or . To disable the de-

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4.1.1.12 EMap Mode Operation

1. Press Emap ( ) button and the Emap UI will appear on surveillance screen.

2. And the LCD screen will switch to EMap mode.

3. Move the joystick to select the DVR icon to view. The DVR icon turn into red frame means the joystick has move to the DVR icon right now. Press top button of the joystick to confirm the selection. The monitor screen will switch to DVR Watch mode.

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4. The LCD screen will display Watch mode.

5. To close the Emap UI, press button will switch back to CMS program UI.

Select Monitor Layout in Watch Mode

In Watch mode, user can select to view a single channel by channel or split screen mode.

1.

2.

Press call out EMap UI. And then, select the DVR server to call out DVR Watch program on EMap UI.

In LCD screen, press button to enter Watch Layout mode.

3. In Watch Layout mode, user press button. And then, enter the camera number that user wants to view and press Enter button on System Controller. The monitor screen will switch to the channel that user has entered.

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i

In Watch mode, press mode.

button on System Controller, also can enter Layout Select

4. To switch back to split screen mode, press

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button.

Enable Audio in Watch Mode

Enable/disable audio play in Watch mode. Only one channel at time allows playing audio sound.

1.

2.

Press call out EMap UI. And then, select the DVR server to call out DVR Watch program on EMap UI.

In LCD screen, press button to enter Audio Mode. And, the audio button will turn into purple color and the audio icon on each channel will display on DVR Watch program UI.

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3. To enable audio play, press button and enter the channel number that wants to enable audio play and press Enter button on System Controller.

4. The select channel will be play sound and the audio icon will turn green.

5.

6.

7.

To back to previous LCD screen, press Back button on System Controller.

To change the channel to play audio sound, repeat the above step 2 & 3.

To disable the audio sound playing, press button in Audio Mode.

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PTZ Operation in Watch Mode

If the camera has enabled the PTZ function, user can use the System Controller to operate the PTZ camera in Watch mode.

Select an PTZ Channel:

button and enter the 1. Before starting PTZ operation, please select the channel first. Press

PTZ channel.

2. User also can press button to enter Watch Layout mode.

3. In Watch Layout mode, user press button. And then, enter the PTZ channel number and press Enter button on System Controller. The monitor screen will switch to the channel that user has entered. i

When PTZ indicator ( ) is green light up, the PTZ operation is available.

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Using the Joystick to Operate the PTZ Camera:

The joystick can move the camera to right, left, up, and down and also to zoom in and out of the camera.

Panning

Move the joystick to right or left.

Tilt

Move the joystick to up or down.

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Zoom in/out

Rotate the joystick to the clockwise side to zoom in and counterclockwise to zoom out.

To Focus the Object:

Press nearby.

button to focus the object in the distance. Press button to focus the object in

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Move to the Preset position:

By pressing the button and enter the preset position number, the camera will move to the preset position that user has setup.

1. In Watch Mode, press

UI.

button. And, the PTZ panel will show up on DVR Watch program

2. Press button and the Preset position screen will appear on LCD screen.

3. Using numeric key pad to enter the number of the preset position and press the Enter button. i

If the preset position ha s not been set, there won’t be any movement when the preset position has selected.

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Enabling the AutoPan:

Enable/disable the PTZ camera move automatically that is based on the selected camera group preset position number.

1. In Watch Mode, press

UI.

button. And, the PTZ panel will show up on DVR Watch program

2. Press button and the AutoPan screen will appear on LCD screen.

3. Press the preset position group number button (1-4, 5-8, 9-12, 13-16) and press to start auto pan. i

The auto pan group can be selected more than one group at the same time.

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button

4.

The auto pan function button and auto pan group button’s color will turn into purple when auto pan function and group has been enabled.

5. To stop auto pan, press selected preset position group number again and press

And then, the auto pan function will stop.

button.

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Using Digital Zoom:

To enlarge the selected screen area for viewing.

1. In PTZ camera screen, press button.

2. Using mouse or joystick (press the button to switch to mouse function) to click drag the area that user wants to zoom in. A red frame will appear on the camera screen.

3. Right-click mouse or press button on top of joystick to enlarge the selected area.

4. To return to normal view, click on the enlarge area or press button on the top of joystick again.

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4.1.1.13 Monitor Mode Operation

In Monitor mode, user can do the following operations. To switch to Monitor mode, please refer to

Switch to Monitor Mode section.

Select a Monitor Layout

In Monitor Layout, user can select channel or split screen mode to view.

1. Press the

Layout screen.

button to enter Monitor

2. In Monitor Layout mode, user press

button. And then, enter the camera number that user wants to view and press

Enter button on System Controller. The monitor screen will switch to the channel that user has entered. i

In Monitor mode, press button on System Controller, also can enter Layout Select mode.

3. To switch back to split screen mode, press

button

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Enable/Disable Audio

Enable/disable audio play in Monitor mode. Only one channel at time allows playing audio sound.

1. In Monitor mode, press the to enter Audio mode screen.

button

2. In Audio mode, press button and enter the channel that user wants to enable audio function.

3. To disable the audio function, press

button in Audio mode.

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PTZ Operation in Monitor Mode

If the camera has enabled the PTZ function, user can use the System Controller to operate the PTZ camera in Watch mode.

Select an PTZ Channel:

1. Press button and enter the PTZ camera number.

2. After selected the PTZ camera, the monitor screen will switch to the selected channel and PTZ panel will show up on the channel screen. i

When PTZ indicator ( ) is green light up, the PTZ operation is available.

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Using the Joystick to Operate the PTZ Camera:

The joystick can move the camera to right, left, up, and down and also to zoom in and out of the camera.

Panning

Move the joystick to right or left.

Tilt

Move the joystick to up or down.

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Zoom in/out

Rotate the joystick to the clockwise side to zoom in and counterclockwise to zoom out.

To Focus the Object:

Press nearby.

button to focus the object in the distance. Press button to focus the object in

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Move to the Preset position:

By pressing the button and enter the preset position number, the camera will move to the preset position that user has setup.

1. In Monitor Mode, Press button and enter the PTZ camera number.

2. After switch to PTZ camera channel, press button and the Preset position screen will appear on LCD screen.

3. Using numeric key pad to enter the number of the preset position and press the Enter button. i

If the preset position has not been set, there won’t be any movement when the preset position has selected.

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Enabling the AutoPan:

Enable/disable the PTZ camera move automatically that is based on the selected camera group preset position number.

1. In Monitor Mode, Press button and enter the PTZ camera number.

2. After switch to PTZ camera channel, press

LCD screen.

button and the AutoPan screen will appear on

3. Press the preset position group number button (1-4, 5-8, 9-12, 13-16) and press start auto pan. i

The auto pan group can be selected more than one group at the same time.

button to

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6.

The auto pan function button and auto pan group button’s color will turn into purple when auto pan function and group has been enabled.

7. To stop auto pan, press selected preset position group number again and press

And then, the auto pan function will stop.

button.

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Using Digital Zoom:

To enlarge the selected screen area for viewing.

5. In PTZ camera screen, press button.

6. Using mouse or joystick (press the button to switch to mouse function) to click drag the area that user wants to zoom in. A red frame will appear on the camera screen.

7. Right-click mouse or press button on top of joystick to enlarge the selected area.

8. To return to normal view, click on the enlarge area or press button on the top of joystick again.

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Switching to Different Monitor Group

User can select different monitor group to view.

1. In Monitor mode, press the button to enter Monitor Group Select mode screen.

2. In Monitor Group Select mode, enter the monitor group number by using the numeric keyboard on the System

Controller. And then, press Enter button to confirm.

3. The Monitor screen will switch the monitor group that user has entered.

Check the name of monitor group to make sure the monitor group has switched.

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4.1.2 How to Apply a Google API Key

User need to apply an API key in order to use Google map function in CMS system(CM300 Gold version). Please follow the below steps to get an API key. i

The Google map function only supported in CM3000 Gold version.

1. Go to Google webpage (www.google.com) to apply an account.

2. Click Sing in. If you have a Google account already, please login directly. Otherwise, click Create

an account now to apply an account.

3. In Create an Account page, fill in all necessary information and click I accept, create my

account.

4. And then, go to the email address that you have entered when apply a Google account for verification. After verification, your Google account is ready for using.

5. Now, go to http://code.google.com/intl/en/apis/ajaxsearch/signup.html

for applying an API key.

6. Please sign in first, and read the terms and conditions and accept. Click Generate API Key. User should get a set of API key that looks like “jdlfhsldfslkjhg” word string.

7. In CMS system, enter the API key and click OK.

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8.

How to use the Google map function, please refer to Chapter 4.6.1.1

.

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4.2 DVR Setup

Display the list of all DVR servers. User may add up to 1000 DVR servers, delete and modify the DVR setting. i

To upgrade the CMS to 1000 DVRs, please refer to Chapter 1.1

)

4.2.1 To Add and Remove DVR Server

1. Click Setup.

2. In the Authorization dialog box, enter the administrator User ID and Password.

3. Click DVR.

4. In the DVR Setup section, click Add to insert, Delete to remove and Edit to modify DVR server setting.

5. To continue adding a DVR, in the text box, enter the name, IP/Domain, Login User, Password,

Confirm Password of the remote DVR server.

6. If necessary, fill up the contact information to let the personnel in the CMS side know whom to get in touch with when an event has occurred.

7. Select the Video Quality for video display on the CMS system monitor screen. The default value is Auto. When the video quality is high, user can enable Show POS message box and the POS message will also display on the CMS system monitor screen.

8. Set the Storage Path for saving the recorded video data of the selected cameras on the Monitor screen.

9. Set the max video recorded storage capacity of this DVR server on the CMS system server.

Enter the value in Quota.

10. In the DVR Setting dialog box, click OK to accept the new setting and Cancel to exit without saving the new setting.

11. The CMS system will connect to DVR server. If the connecting time takes too long, user can click

Disconnect button to cancel the connect action.

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4.3 Camera Setup

Select the camera from different DVR servers in order to monitor on same screen. The selected

cameras will be played on Monitor screen (see also Chapter 3.3

).

1. Click Setup from CMS main interface.

2. In the Authorization dialog box, enter the administrator User ID and Password.

3. Click Camera.

4. Click Add to create a monitor set. Enter a name in Name column (12 characters only).

5. Mark Enable Autoscan and click Detail to select the monitor set for sequential display on the

Monitor. When monitor set is an auto scan monitor set, it is no need to select any cameras for monitoring.

6. Enable Add into Autoscan list will make the monitor set became one of auto scan list.

7. To record the cameras video, mark the Record box. Otherwise, the cameras video will not be saved on the CMS system hard disk.

8. Mark Show Server Time to display the time on Monitor screen.

9. If user wants to playback the recorded video of monitor set, mark Enable Playback and enter the time (sec.) in Start Playback Before that is when start playback will start from the present time backward the time user has setup. To display the POS information on monitor screen, mark

Show POS message. User can set the camera transmitting Frame Rate, but the real transmitting frame rate depends on camera setting.

10. Click OK to save the setting. i

CMS only supports two monitor set for recording.

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11. After the Monitor set has been created, select the DVR server. And then the cameras of the DVR server will display on the Camera Select window. User can combines different cameras from different DVR servers as a monitor set. And all cameras can be selected by different Monitor set repeat.

12. User can depend on the monitor size to select the screen type

4:3 (regular screen monitor) or

16:10 (wide screen monitor). The 4:3 and 16:10 screen type support different monitor layout.

13. Select the camera that user wants to add, and then click Add button. The selected camera will be added to Monitor Layout window. User can add up to 64 cameras in 4:3 screen type and 80 cameras in 16:10 screen type. To remove the camera from the Monitor Layout window, select the camera and click Delete button. To delete all cameras, click Clear All button. User can enter a description for a channel. i

User can drag the camera channel to Monitor Layout window without using Add button.

14. In monitor set, each camera can be configured the name, transmitting type, and frame rate.

Select the camera in monitor layout window and click Detail button of Camera Setting. And then, enter the name for the camera and select display position (Left-bottom or Right-bottom) of the camera name on monitor screen; click to change the font.

15. Select the transmitting type by click the radio button

By Fps, Only Key Frame, or Motion. And then, set the frame rate of the camera in Default Frame Rate column. The value of frame rate will both apply to live video and recording.

16. Also, user can select the Video Quality

High, Medium, Low, or Auto. Mark the Enable live

displayer for most optimization can improve the live video frame rate of the IP camera (jpeg megapixel) when viewing the multiple channels.

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The camera description will display as user has configured.

17. In Monitor Layout window, user also can set the channel for specific type functions instead of added cameras from DVR servers. In Monitor Layout window, select one of blank channel

(NONE) and click the radio button of type (Hotspot, Sequence, Matrix, Image, or None).

Hotspot: To set the channel for displaying selected camera channel video. Click-and-drag to select multiple channels as a hotspot channel area.

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Drag to select the multiple blank channels as a hotspot channel.

In the Monitor screen, user can right-click and drag the camera to the hotspot channel for enlarge viewing.

Sequence: Set the selected channel to automatically switch to display all camera channels in cycle.

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Matrix: set the selected channel to receive and display the alarm event from selected DVR servers. Click Setup to select the DVR servers. Enable the Retrieve time to set a period time (0 ~ 255 sec) for alarm event to display. If the retrieve time does n’t enable, the alarm event will display on screen until next alarm event come in. i

On the DVR site, user need to enable and configure the matrix to send to CMS

(please refer to Alarm Setting of NV/SA/NX user’s manual).

Image: To insert an image on selected channel. The image supports *.bmp and *.jpg format.

Click Setup and browse where the image located is.

18. Click OK to save the setup. To exit without saving, click Cancel.

19. To delete the monitor set, select the monitor set in Monitor Select window and click Delete button.

20. To modify the monitor set, select the monitor set in Monitor Select window and click Edit button.

21. To monitor the monitor set, please see Chapter 3.3

.

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4.4 Schedule Setup

Schedule to record or backup of all the cameras either weekly or one time.

1. Select the Monitor set for scheduling. i

The Monitor set can be scheduled only when the recoding is enabling.

2. Select the date in the calendar. Use and buttons to shift the calendar to the left or right.

3. Select the condition you want to schedule in the drop down list.

-

Record

Activate all the cameras to start video recording at the set time based on the Recording setting

-

Backup

Save another copy of all the data at the set time and specified backup path. DVR automatically updates and only backup the data that are not yet included in the archive. To assign backup path, click . i

Make sure the backup folder and storage folder are not on the same drive.

4. Specify to either schedule it weekly or one time. Click  to make a selection.

5.

Click on the blocks to set the schedule (see also Chapter 4.4.1

). Or click All to select all. To store

the setting, click Save. To remove the settings, click Clear.

6. To end Schedule Setting, click OK to exit and accept the setting and Cancel to exit without saving the setting.

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4.4.1 To set schedule at a specific portion of time in that hour:

1. Right click the colored blocks.

2. In the Select time dialog box, click to enable or disable the portion you want to set.

3. Click OK to accept the setting and Cancel to exit without saving the setting.

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4.5 Backup Setup

In the Backup Setting dialog box, the number from 00 to 23 represent the time in 24-hour clock. The numbers from 01 to 16 represent the camera number.

1. Select the DVR that wants to backup

2. Select the date of the recorded file in the calendar you want to backup. Use and buttons to shift the calendar to the left or right.

3. In the table below, click on the blue block to select the recorded file or click camera (01~16) or time (00~23) to select the whole row or column. The blue block turns red when it is selected. The block that appears in white doesn’t have data. If you want to set the specific time, right-click on the selected block. Then, set the time to start and end.

4. Check the information beside the calendar.

Selected Files : Show the number of files selected.

Require Space : Show the total size of the selected file.

5. Enable Auto partition and select to divide the file size into DVD-R or CD-R. DVR automatically backup and divide the file sizes to facilitate burning into DVD or CD disc.

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6. Enable Include player when backup that will included a Qplayer program for playback backup file in backup folder when backup. Only administrator user has the authority to enable or disable this function.

7. If you do NOT want to keep the recorded file in the storage folder, enable Delete files after

Backup check box.

8. Click to set the path on where to store the backup file.

9. Click to start archiving the selected file.

10.

In the Processing… dialog box, to stop archiving press Abort. When done, in the Backup Path list, shows the archived item. To burn the file in CD, you need to have NERO 6 or above installed in your PC then select the item in the list and click Burn. Click Exit to end this procedure and burn it later.

11. In CD/DVD Backup, enable/disable Delete file after burning check box to remove the archived file after burning. Click Burn to start and Exit to cancel this process.

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4.6 E-MAP Setup

Holds up to 64 maps in *.bmp/*.jpg format. The map is hierarchy in structure and users can add a map on another map. User also may add the DVR icons on the map.

4.6.1 To Set Up the E-Map

1. Click Setup.

2. In the Authorization dialog box, enter the administrator User ID and Password.

3. Click E-Map.

4. The E-Map interface will show up in assigned monitor if user is using multiple monitors for the

CMS system. If user is using single monitor for the CMS application, the E-Map interface will show up in front of the CMS application interface. Press Esc or click Center button to switch back to CMS application interface or press F3 to switch to E-Map interface again.

5. On the E-Map interface:

- (1) Map List: list all E-Map and all DVR servers that have been added on the E-Map.

(2) Group List: User can create the group to group DVR servers for easy management.

Click to add new group. Drag the DVR server from Map List window into the group. To delete the group, click . Double-click on the DVR server will call out the DVR Watch

window(see also Chapter 4.6.1.3

)

(3) Google Map: Click Google Map to use Google map function to find the location map

that user wanted and saves as an E-Map (see also Chapter 4.6.1.1

). To enable the Google

map function, please refer to

Google API Key

at Chapter 4.1

.

- (4) Cancel: Without saving the setting and exit the E-Map interface.

-

(5) OK: To save the setting and exit the E-Map interface.

-

(6) Add DVR: Add a DVR server icon on the map. (see also Chapter 4.6.1.2

)

- (7) Delete: To remove the DVR server

- (8) Edit: To modify the selected DVR server

-

(9) Add E-Map: Add a new map. The new map is added on the current map as a next

level. (see also Chapter 4.6.1.1

)

-

(10) Load a map to replace the current map

- (11) Show the current name and layer of map

- (12) go back to previous layer of map

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Right-click on Emap could call out a short-cut menu.

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4.6.1.1 Add a New Map

1. Click button

2. In the Authorization dialog box, enter the administrator User ID and Password

3. Click E-Map button

4. In E-Map interface, click Setup >> Add Map button and the Map setting window will show up.

5. Give a name for the new map.

6. Select Use Image File or Use Google Map.

Use Image File

1. Click to locate the map file. In the open dialog box, locate and select the map and click i

Open

2. User may now drag and move the Map icon to its place on the map.

3. User can double click the Map icon to view the map.

4. To edit and delete the map, click the map icon and Edit and Delete button will appear on the Map interface. Click Edit to modify the map. To delete the map, click the map icon and click Delete button.

5. Click OK to accept the new setting and Cancel to exit without saving the new setting.

- User can add up to a total of 64 maps

-

User can right-click on the map to call out a short-cut menu.

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Use Google Map i

1.

The Google map function only supported in CM3000 Gold version.

Click Setting and New map window will show up.

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

7.

Select Use Google Map.

Right-click MAP in Map list can re-name the map.

User can enter the Address to find the map of the location.

Also, user can enter Latitude and Longitude to find the map of the location.

When the map of location has been found, click Save to save the map.

To exit, click Exit.

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4.6.1.2 Add a DVR Server

1. Click button

2. In the Authorization dialog box, enter the administrator User ID and Password

3. Click E-Map button

4. Click Add DVR button and the Add DVR window will show up.

5. Select the DVR server from the Add DVR window and click OK.

6. User may now drag and move the DVR icon to its place on the map.

7. To edit and delete the DVR server on the map, click the DVR server icon and the Edit and

Delete buttons will appear on the Map interface. Click Edit to modify the DVR server (see 4.2.1 #

5~10 ). To delete the DVR server from the map, click the DVR server icon and click Delete.

8. Click OK to accept the new setting and Cancel to exit without saving the new setting.

Right-click on the DVR server icon to call out the short-curt menu. i

The functions of short-cut menu is listing below:

- Add DVR: To add a DVR server on the E-Map.

- Edit DVR: To modify the DVR server.

- Delete DVR: To delete the selected DVR server from the E-Map.

- Change Bitmap: Replace the E-Map with new map. The map file only support *.jpg and

*.bmp.

- Add New map: Add up a New map on current E-Map level.

- Remote EMAP: To view the selected remote DVR server’s E-map.

- Remote I/O: o view the selected remote DVR server’s I/O status.

- Setup OK: To save the current configuration.

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4.6.1.3 To Use the E-Map

When the alarm has been activated, the DVR icon blinks and turns red.

1. On the CMS main application, click E-map or press F3.

2. When the DVR server has an alarm occurred, use the mouse to point on the DVR server icon and the alarm information will show up.

3. Click the DVR server icon and a DVR watch window will show up and connect the DVR server to play the live video.

4. In DVR watch UI, user can call out PTZ control panel if the PTZ camera is available. Also, user can enable/disable the audio, but only one channel at a time can play the audio. The green audio icon indicates that the channel is playing audio now.

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Right-click on channel screen could select to start recording.

5. To stop the DVR server icon from blinking, right-click and select Reset Alarm or Reset Alarm

(all). The DVR server icon will stop blinking.

6. To switch back to the main application, press ESC.

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7. To setup the E-Map, click button or right click the mouse button and select E-Map setup

and the E-Map interface will switch to the E-Map setup mode. (see also Chapter 4.6.1

)

i

- If user uses dual monitor, the E-map setup mode is active in E-Map window and the Emap setup mode will not activate in CMS main screen.

- Click OK or Cancel to exit the setup mode in E-Map interface.

8. User can click the Map icon on the map to view the map. And the map can be added level by

level up to 64 maps. (see also Chapter 4.6.1.1

).

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4.7 Alarm Setting

In the Alarm Setting dialog box, just select and enable the condition for the system to alarm and the action for the system to perform when an alarm is activated. User can setup a total of 16 different combinations of alarm settings. Each alarm setting can apply to several DVR servers. Click OK to accept new setting and Cancel to exit without saving.

4.7.1 To setup an alarm condition

1. Click the Add button to add a new alarm condition.

2. Give the name of this alarm condition.

3. Fill the simply description of this alarm condition in Description column.

4. Apply to the DVR server, click Select DVR. In Select DVR window, select the DVR server and click Add. To exit and save the setup, click OK.

5. Select the Conditions.

6.

Select the Action.(see 4.7.1.1

& 4.7.1.2

&

4.7.1.3

& 4.7.1.4

& 4.7.1.5

&

4.7.1.6

).

7. Click OK to save the setting. To cancel click Cancel.

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4.7.1.1 To Setup the Call Out List

To use this feature, the PC must have a voice modem connected to it. The supported audio system is only 8KHz and 16Bit mono.

1. Next to the Make Phone Calls check box, click Detail.

2. In the Call Out List, click Add to insert a new contact number, Modify to edit the selected item,

Remove to delete the selected item, Test to check if it is working.

3. In the Call Out Setting, enter the phone number and description. Click to select existing recorded sound and click Record to make a new voice message.

4. When the Sound Recorder appears, use the record control panel to record, stop, play, rewind and forward. If you want to keep the existing file, click File > Save As

…, enter filename and click Save. Make sure you have microphone connected to your PC.

5. Click OK to exit and accept the setting and click Cancel to exit without saving the setting. i

To use make phone call function, please make sure you deselect the option "wait for dial

tone before dialing" in modem properties in control panel of your Windows OS.

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4.7.1.2 To Setup the Send E-Mail Setting

Next to the Send Email check box, click Detail. In the E-mail Setting dialog box, click OK to exit and save the setting and Cancel to exit without saving the setting.

(1)Mail Server

Enter the SMTP Server and port. If your e-mail system requires user identification, enable the

Authentication check box and enter User ID and Password.

(2)Mail

To check if it is working, click the Test Account button.

From: Enter the sender e-mail address.

To and CC: Enter the recipient email address and separate it with comma or a semicolon (;).

Subject: Enter the message title.

Message: Type the message.

(3)Email Notice Setting

In the Notice Interval text box, set the period of time before it sends another e-mail notice.

(4)Modem Dial up Setting

If you are using dial up modem, enable Auto Dial up check box and select the modem name. You may also set the time to disconnect automatically, just enable the Auto Disconnect after check box and set the time.

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4.7.1.3 To Setup the Alarm Sound Setting

1. Next to the Play Warning Sound check box, click Detail.

2. In the Alarm Sound Setting dialog box, click to select other wav file from other source or folder,

Play to listen, Record to make a new copy of a sound.

3. Select the Play Mode.

Interrupt: when receive the new alarm warming, immediately play new warming sound.

Play by sequence: when receive the new alarm warming, play after the on playing alarm warming.

4. If you click Record, you will be prompted if you want to replace the file. Click OK to continue and

Cancel to discontinue.

5. When the Sound Recorder appears, use the record control panel to record, stop, play, rewind and forward. If you want to keep the existing file, click File >

Save As…, enter filename and click Save.

Make sure you have microphone connected to your PC.

6. Click OK to exit and accept the setting and Cancel to exit without saving the setting.

4.7.1.4 Launch program

To call up the external program that is provided by a 3rd party. Click Detail and click to locate the program path. Enable the Multiple instance check box if the external application has been programmed to execute repeatedly.

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4.7.1.5 To Set the MMS/SMS Setting

To use this feature, GSM/GPRS modem is required. Connect the GSM/GPRS modem to the serial

COMM port of PC. Next to the SMS/MMS check box, click Detail.

1. Select the port number in ComPort drop down list from where the GSM/GPRS modem is connected.

2. Click Enter Pincode button to fill in pin code of your mobile phone if your mobile system require verifying pin code for SMS/MMS sending. i

The incorrect pin code will lock your sim card.

3. In Phone Num text box, enter the contact number.

4. You may now set to send thru SMS or MMS. If you enable SMS setting, just enter the message in the Message Text box. Click SMS Test to verify the SMS setup is available.

5. If you enable MMS, enter the Loing account, Password, APN name, WAP IP, MMS address, subject of MMS message and the message. User can Import the previous MMS setting or

Export the current MMS setting. If you are not sure, please contact your mobile service provider.

To verify the setting, click MMS Test.

6. Click OK to accept the new settings and Cancel to exit without saving.

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4.7.1.6 Popup Video

The Popup video will co-work with alarm condition of Receive Alarm. When user selects the alarm condition of Receive Alarm, and then the action of Popup video will be un-gray and available for select.

The popup video will show up 4 windows at once. To setup Popup video, please see To Setup Popup

Video .

On the upper right corner of popup video window, there two figures that are to represent nailed popup video window and mini center function.

(a)

(b)

(c)

(a) To call out DVR watch window. The DVR watch window will display the DVR al l channels’ video image as below shown.

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CAM 02 CAM 03 CAM 01

CAM 04 CAM 05 CAM 06

CAM 07 CAM 08 CAM 09

(b) To nail popup video window for avoiding new coming alarm video to replace it.

(c) To call out MiniCenter(also see Chapter 3.3

)

To Setup Popup Video:

1. In Alarm setting window, Click Detail of popup video.

2. Select the type of popup video

- Static View: The DVR server only transmits one frame of video and popup on CMS site.

- Live View: The DVR server will continue to transmit video to CMS site while popup video window is open.

3. To close popup video window

, just click “X” of window.

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4.8 User Setting

CMS supports 256 user account that includes operator and administrator account.

1. Select the Authorization Level

Operator or Administrator. User can define each oper ator/administrator account’s authority of DVR server and Monitor set. Only the

administrator is authorized to close and customize the CMS system.

2. Enter the Name, Description, Password, and Confirm password of the account.

3. Select the DVR servers that allow this account user to preview and playback. The DVR server with check mark means is selected.

4. Select the Monitor set that allow this account user to view. The Monitor set with check mark means is selected.

5. User can assign a valid date for Operator user. Select Begin Date and End Date to assign a valid date for operator account. The account only will be available during the assigned date.

6. Click OK to accept the new settings and Cancel to exit without saving.

Click to select

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Chapter 5 Using the Playback Function

User can choose to playback video stored on the local hard disk or download the video from the remote side of the DVR server.

5.1 To Playback the video

1. Click

2. In the DVR Playback select window, select DVR server to play video from the remote DVR server.

3. You can select Local Playback, Download and playback or RealTime playback. Click OK to proceed and Cancel to void this operation.

4. For Local Playback, user can select to preview 16 channels at a time. Only the cameras previously selected in Monitor and with the Record enabled can be playback. In the Video Playback

Date/Time Selection, the numbers from 00 to 23 represent the time in 24-hour. The numbers from

01 to 16 represent the camera number. The blue block indicates that there is a recorded video file in that period of time. While the red bar indicates the selected recorded video for viewing (see also

5.2 Using the Local Playback Application ).

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5. For Download and Playback, the numbers from 00 to 23 represent the time in 24-hour in the

Remote Playback Date/Time Selection window. The numbers from 01 to 16 represent the camera number. The blue block indicates that there is a recorded video file on that period of time. While the red block indicates the selected recorded video for viewing.

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6. In the Time Selection screen, click on the video thumbnail you want to download and open (see

also 5.3 Using the Download and Playback Application ).

7. For RealTime Playback, the number from 00 to 23 represent the time in 24-hour clock in the Video

Playback Date/Time Selection window. The numbers from 01 to 16 represent the camera

number.(see 5.4 Using the RealTime Playabck Application )

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5.2 Using the Local Playback Application

Name Function

(1) Split Screen i

Mode

Select from six (6) different split screen types to playback the recorded video file of all the cameras, or one camera over the other or alongside on a single screen.

-

If there are only 4 cameras, you won’t be able to switch to 9, 16, and 13 split screen mode.

- To zoom into an area on the screen, Right click and Drag a square on the area you want to enlarge.

- To view 32 channels, click 16 split screen mode button to view 16 channels each time.

Check the camera ID icon to know which channels are displaying now.

(2) Exit

(3) Progress bar

(4) Hour Buttons

(5) Playback

Control Buttons

Close the Player.

Show the progress of the file being played. You may move the bar to seek at any location of the track.

Select and click to playback the recorded video file on the specific time frame.

Begin: Move to the beginning of the recorded video file.

Previous: Go back to the previous frame.

Slower: Play the recorded video file at the speed of 1/2x, 1/4x, or

1/8x.

Rewind: Wind back the recorded video file.

Pause: Briefly stop playing the recorded video file.

Play: Play the recorded video file.

Faster: Play the recorded video file at the speed of 2x, 4x, or 8x, 16x, 32x.

Next: Go to the next frame.

End: Go to the end of the recorded video file.

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Name

(6) Archive

Function

Select the date on the calendar and the time from 00 to 23 to where to start playing the recorded video file.

– Also, user can open the recorded file from certain location by click OPEN

FILE button

– Click Channel 01~ 16 and Channel 17 ~ 32 button to switch to different channel group of playback calendar.

– Mark Day Light Saving, the playback calendar will show the available playback records during day light saving period. i

The numbers from 00 to 23 represent the time in 24-hour clock. The numbers from 01 to

16 represent the camera ID. The blue colored column indicates that there is a recorded video file on that period of time. While the red colored column indicates on where to start playing the recorded video file.

(7) Status bar

(8) Camera ID

(9) Export

Display the recorded date, time and play speed.

Show the number of cameras that are being viewed. When you are in single screen mode, click the camera ID number to switch and view other camera.

Export includes Snapshot, Print, and Output Video Clip function.

Snapshot: Capture and save the screen shot either in *.jpg or *.bmp format.

Print: Print the screen shot.

Output Video Clip: Save the segmented file in *.mpg, *.avi, or *.dvr

format (see also Chapter 5.5

).

(10) Segment

(11) Full screen

Keep a portion of the recorded video you want (see also Chapter 5.5

).

View in Playback-compact mode. To return, Right click the mouse or press

ESC on the keyboard.

When you switch to full screen in multiple-screen mode, Left click to toggle to only display one of the video in the multiple-screen mode or all.

(12) Bookmark Mark a reference point when previewing the recorded video file to which you may return for later reference. You may also set it to protect the file. (See

also Chapter 5.6

)

(13) Visual Search Search from a specific camera by Date, Hour, Minute, 10 Seconds and

Second (See also Chapter 5.7

).

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Name

(14) Find Next

Function

Search for the next event or changes in the motion detector frame. You can use this when you are using Intelligent Search or Event Search only.

(15) Event Search Search from the recorded activities that take place in the system (i.e.,

Sensor, Motion, Video Loss, POS) (See also Chapter 5.8

).

(16) Intelligent

Search

Search the changes in the motion detector frame (See also Chapter 5.9

).

(17) Audio

(18) De-interlace

Enable/disable audio and adjust volume

To enhance the video quality. Set the de-interlace mode to #1, if you are capturing motionless picture and #2, if it captures lots of movement.

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5.3 Using the Download and Playback Application

Name

(1) Exit

(2) Progress bar

(3) Playback Control

Buttons

(4) Language

(5) Export

(6) Segment

(7) Full screen

Function

Close the player

Show the progress of the file being played. You may move the bar to seek at any location of the track.

Begin: Move to the beginning of the recorded video file.

Previous: Go back to the previous frame.

Slower: Play the recorded video file at the speed of 1/2x, 1/4x, or

1/8x.

Rewind: Wind back the recorded video file.

Pause: Briefly stop playing the recorded video file.

Play: Play the recorded video file.

Faster: Play the recorded video file at the speed of 2x, 4x, 8x, 16x or 32x.

Next: Go to the next frame.

End: Go to the end of the recorded video file.

To switch the application tips’ display language

Export includes Snapshot, Print, and Output Video Clip function.

Snapshot: Capture and save the screen shot either in *.jpg or *.bmp format.

Print: Print the screen shot.

Output Video Clip: Save the segmented file in *.mpg, *.avi, or *.dvr

format (see also Chapter 5.5

).

Keep a portion of the recorded video you want. You may follow the

instruction in Chapter 5.5

.

View in Playback-compact mode. To return, press the right button of the mouse or ESC on the keyboard.

When you switch to full screen in multiple-screen mode, Left click to toggle to only display one of the video in the multiple-screen mode or all.

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Name

(8) Visual Search

(9) Find Next

(10) Event Search

Function

Search from a specific camera by Date, Hour, Minute, 10 Seconds and

Second. (See also Chapter 5.7

)

Search for the next event or changes in the motion detector frame. You can use this when you are using Intelligent Search or Event Search function.

Search from the recorded activities that take place in the system (i.e.,

Sensor, Motion, Video Loss, POS) (See also Chapter 5.8

).

(11) Intelligent Search

Search the changes in the motion detector frame (See also Chapter 5.9

).

(12) Audio Enable/disable audio and adjust volume

(13) De-interlace To enhance the video quality. Set the de-interlace mode to #1, if you are capturing motionless picture and #2, if it captures lots of movement.

(14) Watermark

To verify the playback video has not been modified.

Click to check the video. Watermark verification window will show up as following: i

Watermark verification doesn’t support on EB series DVR and the video that is recorded from IP camera.

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5.4 Using the RealTime Playback Application

Name

(1) Split Screen

Mode i

Function

Select from 6 different split screen type to playback the recorded video file of all the camera, or one camera.

-

If there are only 4 cameras, you won’t be able to switch to 9, 16, and 13 split screen mode.

- To zoom in an area on the screen, Right click and Drag a square on the area you want to enlarge.

(2) Exit

(3) Progress bar

(4) Hour Buttons

Close the player

Show the progress of the file being played. You may move the bar to seek at any location of the track.

Select and click to playback the recorded video file on the specific time frame. i

The Hour buttons represent the time in 24-hour clock. The blue bar on top of the hour button indicates that there is a recorded video file on that period of time. While the red bar indicates that you are currently viewing the recorded video file.

(5) Playback Control Begin: Move at the beginning of the recorded video file.

Buttons

Previous: Go back to the previous frame.

Slower: Play the recorded video file at the speed of 1/2x, 1/4x, or

1/8x.

Rewind: Wind back the recorded video file.

Pause: Briefly stop playing the recorded video file.

Play: Play the recorded video file.

Faster: Play the recorded video file at the speed of 2x, 4x, or 8x, 16x or

32x.

Next: Go to the next frame.

End: Go to the end of the recorded video file.

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Name

(6) Archive

Function

Select the date on the calendar and the time from 00 to 23 to where to start playing the recorded video file.

– Also, user can open the recorded file from certain location by click

OPEN FILE button

– Click Channel 01~ 16 and Channel 17 ~ 32 button to switch to different channel group of playback calendar. i

The numbers from 00 to 23 represent the time in 24-hour clock. The numbers from 01 to

16 represent the camera ID. The blue colored column indicates that there is a recorded video file on that period of time. While the red colored column indicates on where to start playing the recorded video file.

(7) Status bar

(8) Camera ID

(9) Export

(10) Full screen

(11) Event Log

(12) Find Next

(13) Intelligent

Search

(14) Audio

Display the recorded date, time and play speed.

Show the number of cameras that are being viewed. When you are in single screen mode, click the camera ID number to switch and view other camera.

Snapshot: Capture and save the screen shot either in *.jpg or *.bmp format.

View in Playback-compact mode. To return, press the right button of the mouse or ESC on the keyboard.

When you switch to full screen in multiple-screen mode, Left click to toggle to only display one of the video in the multiple-screen mode or all.

Show the record of activities that take place in the system. To filter the records, select and click the option button to only display Event, System,

Operation, Network or POS.

Search for the next event or changes in the motion detector frame. You can use this when you are using Intelligent Search or Event Search function.

Search the changes in the motion detector frame (See also Chapter 5.9

).

Enable/disable audio and adjust volume

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Name

(15) De-interlace

Function

To enhance the video quality. Set the de-interlace mode to #1, if you are capturing motionless picture and #2, if it captures lots of movement.

5.5 To Cut and Save the Wanted Portion of the Recorded Video

1. Use the Playback Control buttons or drag the bar on the playback progress bar and pause on where you want to start the cut. Then, click Segment to set the begin mark.

2. Use the Playback Control buttons or drag the bar on the playback progress bar and pause on where you want to end the cut. Then, click Segment to set the end mark. To cancel segmentation or set the segment marks from the start, click Segment button again.

3. Click Output button to save the wanted clip.

4. In the Save As dialog box, locate on where you want to save the file, type the filename, and select the video format.

5.6 To Bookmark a Section of the Video

1. Click Bookmark. The video playback stops when the bookmark button is executed.

2. In the Bookmark dialog box, you may do the following:

- Add to include the new reference mark in the bookmark list. You may select to enable/disable File Protect to protect the bookmark file for overwritten. i

-

When the bookmark is protected, the file won’t be overwritten.

- The protected bookmark file will be deleted when the Delete the recorded data is

enable in the Backup setting.(also refer to Chapter 4.5

)

- Edit to change the mark description or enable/disable file protection.

- Delete to remove the selected reference mark in the list.

- Delete All to remove all the reference marks in the list.

- Exit to close Bookmark dialog box.

3. Select and click one in the bookmark list to preview the file.

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5.7 To Search Using the Visual Search

1. Click Visual Search.

2. In the Visual Search Setting dialog box, select the Camera number and the date. Then click OK.

3. When a series of frames appear by date, click on the frame to display another series of frames and search by every Hour of that date, every Minute of that hour, every 10 Seconds of that minute, every Second of that 10 seconds. To go back, click close event search, click .

. To view from the selected frame and

5.8 To Search Using the Event Search

1. Click on the video screen on where you want to search.

2. Click Event Search. The Event Search text (red) would appear at the lower left corner of the screen.

3. In the Event Search Setting dialog box, check the type of condition you want to search. If you select POS, in the Find Text box, type the word. Then, click OK to start searching. The video search would stop at the frame that matches the condition. To keep on searching, click .

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4. You may also set to search and list all the result. Just check the Output Event List box. In the

Search Duration section, set the Begin Time, End Time and Searching Interval. Then, click OK to start searching.

5. When the Event list appears, click and select the item you want to view.

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5.9 To Search Using the Intelligent Search

1. Click on the video screen on where you want to search.

2. Click Intelligent Search. The Intelligent Search text (red) would appear at the lower left corner of the screen.

3. When the Intelligent Search Setting dialog box and motion detector frame appear, you may adjust the sensitivity bar and the motion detector frame size and location. To set motion detector frame size and location, left click and drag on the screen. Then, click OK to start searching. The video search would stop at the frame that matches the condition. To keep on searching, click .

4. You may also set to search and list all the result. Just check the List box. In the Search Duration section, set the Begin Time, End Time and Searching Interval. Then, click OK to start searching.

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