SUPERVISOR VS - Visual Tools

SUPERVISOR VS - Visual Tools
SUPERVISOR VS
User manual 5.0 version
User Manual
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Remote video reception and management software
ENGLISH
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INDEX
1
Introduction ........................................................................................................................... 3
1.1
Contents of the manual ..................................................................................................... 3
1.2
Software Licence ............................................................................................................... 3
2
Software Installation ............................................................................................................. 4
2.1
Software and hardware minimum requirements................................................................. 4
2.2
Installation process............................................................................................................ 4
2.3
Running the Supervisor VS for the first time ...................................................................... 6
2.4
Licence activation .............................................................................................................. 6
2.4.1
Licence number ............................................................................................................. 7
2.4.2
Licence activation .......................................................................................................... 7
2.4.3
Licence data .................................................................................................................. 7
3
Functionality.......................................................................................................................... 8
3.1
Functionality Description ................................................................................................... 8
3.2
Functionality Architecture ................................................................................................ 10
4
Remote video software Supervisor VS .............................................................................. 11
4.1
User permission and access ........................................................................................... 11
4.2
User interface components layout ................................................................................... 12
5
Units ..................................................................................................................................... 14
5.1
Add a unit ........................................................................................................................ 15
5.2
Data base: unit selection and management ..................................................................... 16
5.3
Connection and configuration tools ................................................................................. 18
5.4
Detailed information tabs ................................................................................................. 20
6
Live video ............................................................................................................................ 23
6.1
Camera and devices selection......................................................................................... 24
6.2
Visualization area ............................................................................................................ 25
6.3
Dome control and snapshots ........................................................................................... 27
7
Recorded video ................................................................................................................... 28
7.1
Sequence selection playback and sequence local recording ........................................... 30
7.1.1 Local recording ............................................................................................................ 32
7.2
Alarm and event advanced search .................................................................................. 32
7.3
POS Event searching ...................................................................................................... 33
7.4
Advanced alarm and event playback ............................................................................... 34
7.5
Intelligent search on recordings ....................................................................................... 35
8
Event log.............................................................................................................................. 38
8.1
General description of the event log screen..................................................................... 38
8.2
Events types.................................................................................................................... 39
8.3
Event Viewer ................................................................................................................... 41
8.4
Event management ......................................................................................................... 42
9
TV Monitors ......................................................................................................................... 43
9.1
Configuration and use of the VS-Tv in the Supervisor VS................................................ 43
9.2
Use of views and global presentations ............................................................................ 45
10 Patrols.................................................................................................................................. 47
10.1 Generic patrols ................................................................................................................ 49
10.2 Scheduled patrols............................................................................................................ 49
10.3 One-time patrols .............................................................................................................. 50
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10.4
Screen information .......................................................................................................... 50
11 Configuration ...................................................................................................................... 51
11.1 General Data ................................................................................................................... 51
11.2 Options............................................................................................................................ 52
11.3 Notifications..................................................................................................................... 53
11.4 Tools ............................................................................................................................... 55
11.5 Database ......................................................................................................................... 56
11.6 Open and manage upgrades ........................................................................................... 59
11.7 Troubleshooting............................................................................................................... 61
Appendix 1 Visual Alarm Verification (VAV) ............................................................................. 62
Appendix 2 Watermark in exported images .............................................................................. 68
Appendix 3: Templates and configuration sending ................................................................. 70
Appendix 4: External video player............................................................................................. 74
1
Introduction ........................................................................................................................... 4
1.1
Contents of the manual ..................................................................................................... 4
1.2
Software Licence ............................................................................................................... 4
2
Software Installation ............................................................................................................. 5
2.1
Software and hardware minimum requirements................................................................. 5
2.2
Installation process............................................................................................................ 5
2.3
Running the Supervisor VS for the first time ...................................................................... 7
2.4
Licence activation .............................................................................................................. 7
3
Functionality.......................................................................................................................... 9
3.1
Functionality Description ................................................................................................... 9
3.2
Functionality Architecture ................................................................................................ 11
4
Remote video software Supervisor VS .............................................................................. 12
4.1
User permission and access ........................................................................................... 12
4.2
User interface components layout ................................................................................... 13
5
Units ..................................................................................................................................... 15
5.1
Add a unit ........................................................................................................................ 16
5.2
Data base: unit selection and management ..................................................................... 17
5.3
Connection and configuration tools ................................................................................. 19
5.4
Detailed information tabs ................................................................................................. 21
6
Live video ............................................................................................................................ 24
6.1
Camera and devices selection......................................................................................... 25
6.2
Visualization area ............................................................................................................ 26
6.3
Dome control and snapshots ........................................................................................... 28
7
Recorded video ................................................................................................................... 29
7.1
Sequence selection playback and sequence local recording ........................................... 31
7.2
Alarm and event advanced search .................................................................................. 33
7.3
POS Event searching ...................................................................................................... 34
7.4
Advanced alarm and event playback ............................................................................... 35
7.5
Intelligent search on recordings ....................................................................................... 36
8
Event log.............................................................................................................................. 39
8.1
General description of the event log screen..................................................................... 39
8.2
Events types.................................................................................................................... 40
8.3
Event Viewer ................................................................................................................... 42
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8.4
9
Event management ......................................................................................................... 43
TV Monitors ......................................................................................................................... 44
9.1
Configuration and use of the VS-Tv in the Supervisor VS................................................ 44
9.2
Use of views and global presentations ............................................................................ 46
10 Patrols.................................................................................................................................. 48
10.1 Generic patrols ................................................................................................................ 50
10.2 Scheduled patrols............................................................................................................ 50
10.3 One-time patrols .............................................................................................................. 51
10.4 Screen information .......................................................................................................... 51
11 Configuration ...................................................................................................................... 52
11.1 General Data ................................................................................................................... 52
11.2 Options............................................................................................................................ 53
11.3 Notifications..................................................................................................................... 54
11.4 Tools ............................................................................................................................... 56
11.5 Database ......................................................................................................................... 57
11.6 Open and manage upgrades ........................................................................................... 60
11.7 Troubleshooting............................................................................................................... 62
Appendix 1 Visual Alarm Verification (VAV) ............................................................................. 63
Appendix 2 Watermark in exported images .............................................................................. 69
Appendix 3: Templates and configuration sending ................................................................. 71
Appendix 4: External video player............................................................................................. 75
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1 Introduction
1.1 Contents of the manual
This manual contains detailed information about installation, configuration and use of the
reception software Supervisor VS to carry out the supervision and remote video management of
any building or business establishment that they have installed VX, PECO and POS units with a
suitable version.
Version Compatibility
The reception software Supervisor VS 5.0 is compatible with:
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VX 4.0 units.
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VS-DVR, Peco and VX 3.0, except by the change identity and passwords functionality,
and with the VS-TV virtual matrix 1.0.
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VS-DVR 2.0 units although the compatibility is limited to the basic operation.
1.2 Software Licence
Supervisor VS is an application protected by a software licence
Each Supervisor VS needs a “Licence Number” that is supplied by the distributor. There is the
possibility of trying the application for 30 days with an evaluation license.
For detailed information please consult the installation chapter.
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2 Software Installation
This chapter specifies the minimum hardware requirements and explains step by step the
installation process for starting Supervisor VS for the first time.
2.1 Software and hardware minimum requirements
Supervisor VS application can be installed on a PC or laptop having the following prerequisites:
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Windows 7 operative system.
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Windows Vista operative system.
Note: Supervisor VS in sever-client mode is not compatible with Windows Vista Home.
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Windows XP operative system with Windows XP Service Pack 2.
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.NETFramework V 3.5 (included in the CD)
In case of not having any of the previous applications Supervisor VS will show a warning
message and an Internet address to obtain it. Once the software pre-requisites are checked,
the Pc or laptop must have the following minimum configuration:
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SVGA graphic board 1024x768.
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Mouse, keyboard and colour monitor.
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Minimum memory 512 MB, recommended 1GB for Windows XP, for Windows Vista and
Windows 7.
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50 MB Free space for application files and 4 GB for the data base.
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Ethernet LAN board (TCP/IP)
2.2 Installation process
Attention: The application must be installed from an operative system administrator user, being
able to be used later from other users.
The complete installation of Supervisor VS software involves the following steps:
Insert the Supervisor VS CD in the CD-ROM drive. In the following menu select the Supervisor
VS link to start the automatic installation process.
It will appear a warning message to restart the unit when the installations ends, only for units
installations with Windows Vista and Windows 7.
The installation Supervisor VS assistant starts. Click on the “Next” button, a new window will
appear where the installation type can be selected.
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Fig. 1  Selection of the Installation Mode
Select the “Typical Installation” to use the Supervisor in a standalone mode (default option). In
this case the application runs in a unique PC and the database is not shared with other working
places.
Select the option Client Installation to use the Supervisor only as a client of a Supervisor VS
server and the last one to install the Supervisor VS as a server.
If you are interested in using multiple Supervisor-Client places connected simultaneously by
network to a shared database managed by a Supervisor-Server, please consult the technical
note “Installation of multiple network Supervisors”
Fig. 2  Selecting the installation folder.
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A new window will appear where the installation folder can be selected. By default the
installation folder is “C:\Program Files\ Supervisor Vs\” to use this folder click on “Next”. To
change the folder location click in “Browse”. Select if the application will be available for all the
users or only for the user carrying out the installation.
Before the installation process has finished, the licence number is requested. This number
appears in the application box.
Note: For detailed information about the licence and its activation please consult the Licence
activation section of this manual.
Once the number has been introduced the application begins to copy the files to the PC. When
finished, the message “Installation complete” and a new desktop icon will appear.
2.3 Running the Supervisor VS for the first time
To execute the application, make double click on the desktop icon or select the folder:
Start\Programs\Supervisor VS.
Supervisor VS starts with a screen where you have to select the user and introduce the
password. Initially there isn’t any password defined (leave the field blank to enter the first time)
Fig. 3  Start-up screen
There are five different type of users none of them have assigned a default password. Only the
Administrator user can manage the users and its permissions from the Configuration screen,
accessible from the menu bar.
2.4 Licence activation
Supervisor VS is an application protected by a software licence, except by the Freeware mode
that allows the use of the application for one unit without limitations.
Each Supervisor VS needs a “Licence Number” that is supplied by the distributor. This licence
has to be activated before 30 days through an activation code supplied by the manufacturer.
Each licence is linked to the unit hardware where the application is installed, not being possible
to be used in other units.
The Administrator user can access the licence management window any time from the option
Configuration / Licence Management.
If passed 30 days the licence has not been activated, you have the option to turn it into a
Freeware licence that allows the use of the Supervisor VS only for one unit without limitations.
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2.4.1 Licence number
This window appears automatically following the application’s installation; please introduce the
licence number in the corresponding window or choose the Freeware option to use the
Supervisor VS without licence (only one unit allowed).
From this moment there are 30 days to activate the application, in which the “Licence and
Activation” window will appear on the application starting showing the remaining time for the
activation. If the Supervisor VS is not activated during this period, it will stop working, although
the licence window will appear giving the option to turn it into a Freeware version.
Fig. 4  Licence management
2.4.2 Licence activation
To obtain the Activation Code you must provide to the distributor the licence data: Licence
Number, Hardware Key and Licence owner. These data have to be sent by mail to the
distributor, who supplies the Activation Code once get it from the manufacturer. Select the
option “Export licence” there will be created a code and a text file containing the requested
information.
The licence must be activated by the Administrator user, the licence owner and the activation
code must be introduced exactly as the distributor has showed you. If you have received a text
file with the data, use the Import Licence Data to recover the information. When the application
starts with another user without been activated it appears an error message.
2.4.3 Licence data
Depending on the licence you have bought, you will have right to declare a determined number
of units. To check this information, click in the button “See licence data”. The value “0” in the
“number of units” field corresponds to the unlimited licence. The Freeware licence only allows
one unit.
Note: the groups defined doesn’t count for the number of units of the licence
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3 Functionality
This section describes the characteristics and how to use the Supervisor VS, including a
description of the main functions, architecture and possible usage scenario.
3.1 Functionality Description
The reception software Supervisor VS is a professional tool for digital video reception.
Designed for vigilance and remote management of multiple installations with recordertransmitter units of the VX, PECO and POS.
Designed to satisfy the vigilance needs of the professional user, Supervisor VS has the
following features:
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Access control to the application functionality by a password system with different user
levels and permissions. Creation of multiple users based on groups designed by
default.
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Unit distribution for management based on user and group ownership.
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Safe connection to the units can configure up to three types of passwords.
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Unit data base with tools to optimize the searching and immediate connection to any
unit. Possibility of creation of groups to gather in a virtual unit multiple installations.
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Automatic management of dynamic IP system in remote units.
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Automatic signalling of the unit status with detailed information about the hardware,
installed devices, checking of the recording and current unit configuration.
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Visualization of the camera state, digital inputs and possibility to operate the relay
outputs of the connected unit.
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Detection, management and automatic use of the available upgrades for the units.
Manage upgrade screen, control of pending and ongoing upgrades.
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Receptions of high quality live video of one or several cameras simultaneously with
remote dome control (PTZ cameras) of multiple manufacturers and preset
programming.
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Live video full screen, choice of multi-quads, video recording, snapshots and camera
deactivation.
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Access to the recorded video sequences of the remote units with easy searching tools,
just us motion detection and mini-event viewers. Search information in POS systems.
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Recording video filter to play back and download only event video.
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Quad recording video play back.
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Recorded video security through a video signature, both downloaded video and
exported video.
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Possibility of changing the video resolution to increase the play back speed and reduce
the time to export video.
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Video download management screen, to carry on and manage multiple downloads
simultaneously.
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Bidirectional audio communication with the units from the Supervisor VS.
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Capture of photos and local hard disk recording of live or recorded video from the
remote units. Tools to process and manage events and images, generation of reports,
impression, exportation and watermarking.
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Local video recording, normal or automatic with time selection, at maximum speed
allowed by the unit.
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External video player VPlayer, compatible with all the videos recorded and exported
from the Supervisor, accessible from eventlog and from the Supervisor VS window
group.
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Receipt, recognition and file of alarms proceeding from the remote units with associated
images, VAV: visual alarm verification. Tools to make easy its automatic visualization in
different ways, just as external monitors or in the operator workstation

Possibility to control multiple virtual matrix, VS-TV units from the Supervisor VS which
can present video of different cameras from different remote units simultaneously in
each monitor.
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Creation of scheduled unit patrols. Two generic patrols are included, one for the
automatic status checking and one for the video downloading. The scheduled patrols
can check the cameras, recordings, unit configuration and incrementally download the
eventlog. Sending of patrol report by e-mail.
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Recordings of the events from the working sessions, access, connections and fail
connections, changes in the remote unit digital inputs, data base input and output data,
unit configurations, photos and live video/recorded video recordings, photo and video
export, VAV.
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Event viewer with quick playback, step by step and export of part of a sequence or the
complete sequence.
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Configuration of the remote units and video remote export in local devices.
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Storage of at least two configurations for each unit, creation of templates from existing
configurations, configuration and templates sending.
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Message window to display important information for the user as new versions
information, warnings, etc.
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Improved interface, all the application Windows can be resized, there are independent
windows with size and movement controls for different functionalities, Supervisor VS
configuration, upgrades management, full screen, etc..
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3.2 Functionality Architecture
See the diagram in the next page:
The VS Supervisor reception software is an application that can establish a remote connection
via TCP/IP (LAN,WAN, ADSL) with multiple VX, PECO and POS recorder-transmitters units
and receive the video images from the CCTV cameras of the sites where they are installed. The
connection can be established by the Supervisor VS or in case of alarm by the remote unit.
The supervisor can be installed in an independent mode with its own not-shared data base, this
is the (option by default) or they can be installed in a local network supervising simultaneously
multiple units as if they were just one, or remotely, supervising multiple units located in different
places.
In case of large installations there can be multiple workstations in the control centre sharing all
the system information. In this case one of them should be defined as a Supervisor in server
mode and the others as Supervisors in client mode.
To make easy the monitoring of large amount of cameras, there are virtual matrixes available
(VS-TV units), which can request the video from the IP network (multiple cameras from different
units) and display it in PAL or VGA monitors. These virtual matrixes are easily commanded
from the Supervisor VS user screen.
CONTROL CENTER
2 x VS-TV
SUPERVISOR VS
- Server -
SUPERVISOR VS
- Independent -
VS-TV
VS-TV
SUPERVISOR VS
- Client -
SUPERVISOR VS
- Client 2 x VS-TV
VX
VX / VX POS
VX PeCo POS
VX/VX POS
VX-PeCo-POS
Fig. 5  System Architecture
SUPERVISOR VS
- Independent -
VX / VX POS
VX PeCo POS
V
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4 Remote video software Supervisor VS
The Supervisor VS supplies total control over a group of installations that generates detailed
information of their status, easy to see and analyze.
You can get this control through different management levels, from the basic one, operation, by
the units, live video and recorded video, to a higher level by the eventlog and patrols. We can
define three types of basic scenarios depending on the user and management levels.

Operation: Units, Live video and Recorded video. This scenario is mainly used by the
operator, advanced operator and inspector users. Is the basic management level to
easily control and maintain the data base.
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Management: Eventlog, TV monitors, and Patrols. In this level you can carry out an
advanced data base management through the control of the total amount of the
application events, the visualization of several remote units in the virtual matrix VS-TV
and the information supplied by the generic patrols and scheduled patrols.

Administration: Unit upgrade management, access to the log files where all the
outstanding unit information for the user is reflected, units and application configuration,
application window movement. Only accessible to the administrator users, this is the
highest management level.
4.1 User permission and access
The application is protected by a system access according to the user level. When the
application starts for the first time it does so with the Administrator user and without password,
it’s advisable to change the password as a safety measure.
Initially there are five types of users, Administrator, Supervisor, Inspector, Advanced Operator
and Operator. Each user belongs to a standard group that have the same name as them, the
permissions for each user are assigned in these groups.
Fig. 6  Users
.- Administrator: these group users have access to all the application functions. There are the
only users with permissions to create new groups and users.
.- Supervisor: these group users have access to all the application functions except by the
upgrades, linking of unit installation maps, units configuration, and application configuration.
This is the common user of the application.
.- Inspector: these group users have access only to the recorded video functions, (recorded
video download, export and reports). It defines a type of specialized user who adjusts to
particular cases as for example; provide access to the police to recorded video.
.- Advanced operator: this profile is for users that only have access to live video and recorded
video.
.- Operator: it can only access to live video, this is the type of user for the units surveillance.
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The management of users and permissions is carried out from the Configuration window,
accessible from the button on the menu bar.
It can be created several users, bearing in mind that each one can only belongs to a group.
Only the administrator users have the ability to create new groups and users. The administrator
user has the possibility to deactivate users when there are no needed, the option is in the user
window Add / Edit, by default all there are active.
4.2 User interface components layout
The Supervisor VS interface is a very intuitive graphic application from which is very simple to
control the CCTV system of any remote installation. From the first screen you will have control
over the recorder-transmitter units of any installation under your vigilance.
Menu bar
Status bar
Central panel
Fig. 7  General appearance of the application screens
You can resize all the application windows and the main ones as full screen, configuration,
download management, works independently from the main window and have scroll buttons,
minimize, maximize and close.
These windows operate separately, so you can play recording video and live video
simultaneously, manage upgrades, video download and follow working with the main window.
When you click with the right mouse button over the Supervisor icons on the Windows taskbar it
opens a popup menu with minimize, maximize etc, commands.
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Each screen offers different functionalities but they share a visible structure divided into three
main parts.
Menu bar
Always in the upper part of the screen, provides access to the different application windows:
Live video, Recorded video, Event log, TV Monitors (optional) and patrols.
Includes buttons for configuration, close the session, moves the main window, minimizes it,
maximize and closes it.
Central panel
This area is reserved for management tasks: remote unit search, connection, visualize live or
recorded video, event log management. It changes alike when the application screen changes.
Status bar
Always visible in the lower part of the screen, it displays the basic status of the application.
On the left hand side appears the current time, active user information: type of user and name.
In the central part the messages of the application are displayed, actions going on, etc. then the
alarm icons.
On the right lower part appears the name of the unit or the group selected in this moment and
the connection icon: when clicking in this icon the Supervisor connects or disconnect from the
unit depending on the state it was.
Finally, and only for the Administrator user, it shows the Eventlog status icon, the status of the
units upgrades and the user information icon
information for the users as new versions.
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, this icon opens a window that displays
5 Units
The screen to manage the units and installations is the one visible by default when the
application starts. In this screen all the data base units appear .You can:

Search units and groups through filters (trees or programmable). Order and visualize
data from any remote unit or group, through the unit status signalling.

Edit, delete or add as many records as needed: export and print information, from units,
groups or from the whole data base.

Connect to units / group’s configuration, video export and software upgrade.

You can get detailed information from the units, as last connection, hardware data, unit
devices; video downloads, recording inspection, logs and unit configuration.

General information and group devices information.
Selection, searching through trees, filters and status, group
and units management.
Detailed information tabs of the
selected unit.
Connection zone, warnings, configuration, video
exportation and upgrades.
Fig. 8  Selection and configuration unit screen
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5.1 Add a unit
When you install the Supervisor, initially the data base has a demo unit, through an example we
can see how to add a unit quick and easy.
Click in the Add button, select Unit and click in the ACCEPT button.
1.- Enter the unit name
2. - The next step is to add a connection address, click in the add button, the name you must
enter is the connection name and has no relationship with the unit name. The IP addresses can
be used as standard format or dynamic IP format.
3. – Then enter the connection password, (remember that this password is the one configured
in the unit and it cannot be changed from here). There are three options available and one is
required, the users are associated to the passwords.

Use the factory settings passwords.

Use master credentials passwords (please see the configuration chapter).

Write the passwords manually. It is possible to connect to a remote unit with one of the
three users available. The choice of the user’s type is made based on the group that
owns the user’s Supervisor, because the groups have connection rights with the units.
By default all the groups has rights to connect both administrator and supervisor.
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4.- Hide the unit in the unit lists. When you select this option the unit doesn’t appear in the
general list, if the unit belongs to a group it will be being visible but it doesn’t allow connections.
Initially only the administrator users can see the hidden units.
5.– Add the client name and comments or instructions (instructions field only editable by the
administrator user) if necessary.
6. – Click in the ACCEPT button to ends the process.
5.2 Data base: unit selection and management
To manage the data base there are some management tools available, “Add”, “Edit” and
“Delete”, placed in the upper part of the screen (only accessible to the Administrator user).
The application starts with a data base with a demo unit, to begin including information click in
the “Add” button, in the next screen it will appear which type of installation can be chosen, unit
or group.
Add a unit
To add a unit you must fill the requested data bearing in mind that the user and password
requested corresponds to the recording unit.
Connection addresses
and primacy address
Remote unit user and password
configuration
Info tab (instructions field only editable by the
administrator user)
Hide unit in the list of
units
Fig. 9  Add a unit
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Add a group
The Supervisor application allows to group multiple units to operate with them -connection,
access to live and recorded video- as if they were only a unit. This way a large installation with
multiple recording VS units can be remotely managed as if it was for example a unique unit with
64 cameras.
To add a unit to a group you can apply filters to select them and modify the unit sequence in the
selected unit list.
Once the units are selected don’t forget to enter in the devices tab to select which cameras,
inputs and outputs you want to include in the group. Please note that you can display up to16
cameras simultaneously in live video and up to 40 cameras in full screen.
Fig. 10  Add a group
Export and print the data base
Inside the management tools, there are two more options that allow you to work with the data
base, Export and Print.
The first option exports the data base list, filtered or complete as well as the selected unit data,
in a CSV format. This file can be imported from other applications as Microsoft Excel.
The second option prints the list in the order of rows established or the resulting list of applying
a filter.
Search tools: filters and trees
Quick search
It’s an editable search field where you can introduce a text and search it all over the data base.
The search window is placed over the tree it doesn’t discriminate between uppercase and
lowercase.
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Tree
The tree are automatic filters based on the units features that starts on the root node “All the
units and groups” selected by default, where each selection adds a condition to the filter that
restricts the unit list.
Filter
The filter tab can reduce the installation list through the direct conditions specification. It’s
possible to start from an automatic filter, selecting the automatic filter from which you want to
start in the Tree tab, once selected change to the Filter tab.
The filter contains a list of conditions. When a unit or group appears in the selection zone, this
means that all the conditions have been carried out simultaneously.
Besides this tools when you click with the right button mouse in the units list a pull-down menu
will be open, in this menu there are several options for a quick filtering depending on the data of
the chosen unit.
Graphic status
To make easy the identification of the units that requires your attention, the unit fails and
anomalies are summarized in the unit icon, showing the colour of the warning with highest
significance. The groups are signalled with the colour of the unit with highest failure.
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(red) Connection failure.
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(red) Hard disk failure or video signal loss in any camera.
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(yellow) Hard disk and recording anomalies, custody key activated, maximum
temperature in the last 7 days alarm, time offset, and hard disk full (by default is not marked as
anomaly, it can be changed in the configuration window).
/
(green) A connection has been made recently and no anomaly has been registered.
(grey) Without recent data, we have never connected with the unit or there has passed
more than 30 days from the last valid connection (this parameter can be changed in the
configuration window).
5.3 Connection and configuration tools
Connection
Depending on the user, the remote connection to a unit allows him to watch live video from any
of the cameras installed, check the current digital inputs and outputs status, watch recorded
video and in the case of the administrator user, access to the unit configuration and upgrade its
software.
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The warning section provides current information about the unit status, showing as a summary
the pending failure warnings or anomalies.
For connecting to the chosen unit/group click on the Connect button or in the status bar icon
or double-click on the installation name, the field “Address to use” can be used to change
the connection address without changing the database.
The quickest way of knowing if there is an active connection with a unit on a certain moment is
to notice if the connection icon is active.
You will be able to disconnect from the remote unit at any time just clicking over this icon visible
in all the screens, or clicking in the “Disconnect” button only visible from the Units screen.
Unit Configuration
The configuration button gain access to the remote configuration, both when is connected as
when is not, it’s only available for the Administrator user.
The Supervisor VS connects to the selected unit and it access to the remote unit configuration
options. You can change the general data, network configuration, cameras configuration,
timetables, events definition and user profiles. Please consult the corresponding unit manual to
know in detail its configuration options.
Video export
This option is available for all the users except by the operator user. It allows you to export
video from the remote unit by opening the export window.
Download upgrade / Software upgrading
This option offers the possibility to download the corresponding unit upgrades and if you have
already the file, to upgrade the software. It is available only for the administrator user.
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5.4 Detailed information tabs
Under the connection panel it appears in different tabs the detailed information of the selected
unit or group for the groups only the Info and Devices tabs are available.
The content of the information tabs, and the unit or group status, is updated providing that the
Supervisor is connected manually or through a patrol to a unit or a group. These contents can
be consulted in any moment only selecting a unit or group from the data base, without need to
connect.
Info
This tab is accessible for all the users except by the instructions field and the link map option
only accessible for the administrator user. It shows the information collected from the units or
groups allowing you to see its data and to write down information in the comment field. The
instructions field is exclusively for the administrator, in this field the administrator can enter
general instructions for the unit or the installation. It’s possible as well to link an installation map
to the unit info.
Fig. 11  Info tab
Hardware
It is accessible for all the users. This tab shows hardware detailed data and related elements
from the selected unit.
Fig. 12  Hardware tab
Devices
It is accessible to all the users. This tab shows the name, last camera status, alarm inputs and
relay outputs of the remote installation. You must bear in mind when you consult this
information without connecting to the unit that the device status displayed corresponds to the
last valid connection. When a group is selected the devices are displayed in a list.
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Fig. 13  Devices tab
Downloads
It is accessible for all the users except by the Operator user. This tab allows you to schedule
the video downloads by selecting the cameras and the period. This period can include two
days. It is possible to choose between three resolution types, the 640x480 resolution is the
common one; the 320x240 resolution creates small files with higher resolution and the 384x288
resolution.
Once the download is scheduled, the video can be obtained it immediately or can be included in
the video download generic patrol (for further information please consults the chapter Generic
patrols).
Fig. 14  Downloads tab
When you get now the download, you can control it from the video downloads management
window.From this window you can get several downloads simultaneously being able to
prioritize, pause or delete pending downloads. This window is accessible as well from the tools
tab in the configuration window.
Fig. 15  Management video downloads
You can know which units has pending video downloads filtering the data base for this concept
or in the Patrols window, inside the generic video downloading patrol. The downloaded video
appears as an event in the Eventlog window.
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Inspection
Fig. 16  Inspection tab
It is only accessible for the Supervisor and Administrator users. In this tab you can check,
export and print camera status and recording information. These data can be obtained by
clicking in the Get Now button or by defining a scheduled patrol (for further information please
consults the chapter Scheduled patrols).
Log
Fig. 17  Log tab
It is only accessible for the Administrator user. In this tab you can get the unit log files. These
files are text files that collect outstanding unit information for the user. There are downloaded
incrementally, can be printed and exported.
Configuration
It is only accessible for the Administrator user. From this section you can manage and create
the configuration templates, you can get the last two configurations; send both templates and
previous unit configurations and change the identity and unit passwords. For further information
please consult the Appendix 3.
Fig. 18  Log tab
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6 Live video
Live Video screen general functionality
When a connection from a Supervisor VS is established to a remote unit, the live video screen
opens automatically. Whenever there is a connection to a remote unit or group, an authorized
user can access to the Live Video screen, where you could see the image of the selected
camera in full screen mode, quad mode visualization of up to 16 cameras at the same time in
live video and 40 cameras in full screen, record the video displayed locally in the PC and
capture video snapshots or establish bidirectional audio connection with the units.
Visualization zone, image adjustment buttons,
multiscreen selection and local recording
Devices selection zone and units info
Audio controls
Dome control zone and snapshots
Fig. 19 – Visualization live video screen
The screen consists of a central viewer of 640x480, an information panel containing the unit
data or group connected (status, cameras, inputs and outputs) and the necessary image
controls for sequence visualization (image adjustments, visualization mode, dome control..) and
the audio controls.
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6.1 Camera and devices selection
Unit information
Name, serial number, unit date and
time
Hard disk size and free percentage
space
Camera status
(green) connected with signal
(pink) time-lapse recording
(light red) event recording
(red) alarm recording
(yellow) video signal loss
(crossed out) non installed
camera
Camera tour
Camera use
(yellow) selected
(blue) visualized in
other quad
(white) available
Sensors: green (rest), red (activated)
(green)/
(red) sensor input
(green)/
output
(red) non manual
(green)/
output
(red) manual
The panel to select cameras and tours is placed at the right side of the screen.
If you have connected to a group, it is generated a tree constituted by as many root nodes as
units belongs to the group. Each of these nodes contains the cameras, inputs and outputs preselected when the group was created.
When you select the tour icon you can show a multiple camera tour in full screen mode or in
quads. The tour is configured in each recording unit.
When a camera is selected or when the mouse pointer passes over other camera, it appears in
the window the reference image. Only the Administrator user can capture reference images
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6.2 Visualization area
Image adjustment buttons
At the right side of the viewer the user has the controls for the image brightness,
contrast and colour adjustments and a button to restore the default values.
The brightness, contrast and colour values are independent for each camera. Select
the desired camera and use the adjustment buttons to modify their values. The
image changes will appear in the main viewer. The settings made during the
connection are stored in the Supervisor VS data base and are maintained in
successive connections.
Live video full screen
To switch to full screen mode, click in the full screen button at the right side of the
live video screen, it shows the video viewer at the maximum size the monitor may
allow, the rest of the auxiliary panels are hidden except by the camera names and
video controls. The dome movement is possible only with the OSC.
Fig. 20 – Live video full screen
The video controls enable a wide range of quads that fits the monitor; you can also take
snapshots, record video and switch off cameras from the selected quad.
To leave the full screen mode, click in window close button or in the return to normal
screen button, placed in the lower part of the window.
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Multiscreen
In the quads view of 1x1, 2x2, 3x3 or 4x4, the user can select which camera wants
view in each quad or associate a tour to a quad while the rest displays other
interesting cameras.
to
The selected cameras can belong to different units of a group.
To select a camera in a certain quad, you have to select first the quad that will
change its frame and then, select the camera.
The “drag and drop” method can be used also, click over the camera wanted to use and without
loosen the left button of the mouse, drag it till the chosen quad.
If you make double click over one of the quads, the corresponding camera will be shown alone
in normal size.
Reduced visor
To facilitate the video refreshment when the connection with the remote unit is made
across networks with a limited bandwidth there is an option available of seeing a unique
camera in a reduced size visor, the image resolution is smallest but the refreshment
speed is increased.
You can come back to full size by clicking in the same icon.
Live video image recording
The user has also a button to records of any live video sequence displayed in the main
viewer. When multiscreen is selected make sure that the images you want to use are
in the active quad it only records of the selected camera at every moment.
The activation/deactivation is manual. When the recording has been activated the
button changes its colour from yellow to red. These images are stored in the local hard
disk and are managed from the event log screen.
The Supervisor can be configured to records automatically the incoming live video. For further
information please consult the Configuration chapter.
Quad camera cancellation
Both live video and full screen you can eliminate cameras in quad mode through this button
.
Audio bidirectional connection
The Supervisor can open an audio bidirectional channel with the units. This connection can only
be established with version 3.0 units or higher. To use this option is necessary that the remote
unit audio is properly enabled and configured. The bidirectional audio is available for all the
users except by the inspector user and the communication ports configuration can only be done
by the administrator user.
Once we are connected to the unit and if it has audio it appears two icons in the live video
window and a message displaying the connection status.
The first one allows us to start and stop the bidirectional communication and the
second one allows us to open and close the microphone channel.
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6.3 Dome control and snapshots
Capturing video snapshots in live video
In the left side of the screen there is a reserved panel for capturing video snapshots. The
snapshots can be captured by clicking on the photo icon when the images that you want to
capture are displayed in the main viewer or in the active quad when using the multiscreen
mode.
Fig. 21 – Snapshot Panel
All the snapshots are stored as events in the event log screen where they can be recovered
and processed.
Domes control panel
When a dome camera is displayed, the lower part of the screen displays a control panel
Fig. 22 – Dome control panel
The application can manage domes from multiple manufacturers, the panel changes depending
on the dome model being used but there are common controls as camera movement using the
control movement icon, zoom, iris and auto-focus.
Presets
To move the dome to a programmed position -or preset- there is no need to use the mouse,
you can use the controls placed on the left side of the screen, first select the number of preset
wanted to use and next the preset button.
On Screen Control (OSC)
The dome can move and zoom in an intuitive way through the on screen control. When a dome
is selected, by clicking in the central wheel of the mouse, a virtual joystick appears in the video
visor. Moving the mouse it will move the dome consequently. Moving the mouse wheel forwards
or backwards it will zoom in or zoom out respectively. Clicking again in the mouse wheel it will
come back to the mouse normal use.
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7 Recorded video
Whenever there is a connection to a unit or a group, an authorized user can access to the
Recorded Video screen. From this screen any image recorded in the selected unit can be
visualized.
When you connect to a unit it appears the summary of recordings of the date with the recoding
diagram of all the cameras along the day.
Select in the summary of recordings of the day the
camera and the time you wish to view.
Select the day in the calendar between
the marked out video days: yellow,
current day, white, days with video.
Fig. 23 – Summary of recordings of the day
Bear in mind the the recording type when you choose the camera:
Alarm recording /
Event recording /
Time-lapse recording
When you connect to a group it appears the last recorded image available.
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Select the day in the calendar between the marked out
video days: yellow, current day, white, days with video
Playback
buttons
Time panel with the selected camera
recordings, choose the time or time
interval that you want to see. Select the
magnifying glass icon to obtain an hour
interval.
Choose the camera you want to see the images.
Bear in mind the recording type
Alarm recording
Event recording
Time-lapse recording
Fig. 24 – Recording video visualization screen
If you want to select a certain sequence the application has a calendar and a time panel that
differs graphically the recording intervals according to the type of sequence. The central area
contains the recorded video viewer where the sequences recorded by the unit are played back.
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7.1 Sequence selection playback and sequence local recording
To select any recorded sequence in a remote unit:

Select the time and the camera you want to watch video in the recording summary.

You can select the day to obtain images in the calendar placed at the upper right side of
the screen.

If you want to select another camera click in the
summary.

Click in the
icon to see recording video from up to four cameras simultaneously, to
come back to a single camera click in the icon again.

In the time panel select the hourly interval and adjust it selecting a concrete hour.

The sequence corresponding to the selected recording will be displayed in the main
viewer.
icon to come back to the recording
Fig. 25 – Summary of recordings
To select a recorded sequence in a group:

Select in the calendar the day you want to get images.

Choose which camera you want to get images in the camera selector.

In the time panel select the hourly interval and adjust it selecting a concrete hour.

Click in the
icon to see recording video from up to four cameras simultaneously, to
come back to a single camera click in the icon again

The sequence corresponding to the selected recording will be displayed in the main
viewer.
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Once the sequence has been selected you could watch the corresponding image in pause
mode on the central viewer. To playback a sequence use the playback controls placed at the
bottom of the viewer.
Image adjustment buttons and viewer
size
Sequence info
Event browsing
leap over the previous or the
following event.
Playback controls:
Play/Pause, step to step,
fast running 4x, 8x, 16x adn
leap. Local recording
Selected sequence first image.
alarm image.
Fig. 26 – Sequence playback
Advanced search tools
recording summary, quad
viewer, POS searching
events and event miniviewfinder.
To facilitate the video reception when the connection with the remote unit is made through
networks with a limited bandwidth it’s possible to watch recording video in a 320x240 visor with
high quality images and in a 256x192 visor with images in lower quality but higher refreshment
speed.
Click once in the
icon to change the visor to 320x240 resolution
to change to 256x192 resolution.
and once more
You can come back to full size by clicking again in the same icon.
To come back to the summary of recordings window click in the
icon.
You can reproduce recording video in up to four cameras simultaneously, click in the
icon
to display quads in the main viewer, if you want to change a camera select first the quad, which
will change its frame and then, select the camera
When you record a video or take a snapshot it only affects the selected quad.
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Note that if the selected cameras reproduce recording video at different speeds may not be
synchronized during playback.
7.1.1 Local recording
In the recording video tab you can record locally the images we are playing, press the icon
placed besides the playback controls, it appears the following window where it is
possible to choose between record locally (by default) where the user stops the recording as
likes or record automatically, that sets the recording video length in minutes.
The images are recording and playing as fast as possible.
You can access the local recording video from the eventlog where you can export, take
snapshots and playback the video as from the Supervisor VS viewer as from the Video Player
application that it is installed with it, for further information about the Video Player please
consult the Appendix 4.
7.2 Alarm and event advanced search
To facilitate the events and alarms searching, there can be displayed in 16 miniviewfinders on the screen. Once the camera, date and time are selected, click in the
event mini-viewfinders button placed on the right of the video viewer.
There are displayed the 16 alarms and events recorded from the selected date and time. Each
of them, event or alarm, are showing the image when the alarm has been activated.
To see the following or the previous 16 events use the forward or the backward leap
button respectively.
You can select any of the mini-viewfinders to refresh the associated information on the
screen. The frame of the selected mini-viewfinder is marked in yellow.
You can playback video forwards or backwards over the selected mini-viewfinder with the
recorded video buttons. As well you can playback the selected mini-viewfinder with a double
click on it and stop the image with a simple click.
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Fig. 27 – Event mini-viewfinders
You can come back to the central viewer normal size by clicking in the mini-viewfinder
button. The recorded video screen will display the last image that the selected miniviewfinder has on it.
7.3 POS Event searching
The Supervisor VS is compatible with POS function units. In the recorded video screen
when you select a camera with POS data the
button is enabling. To make a searching
enter the text, choose the date, the init and the end hour, and select the POS camera.
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Once the data is filtered it appears in the lower bar and the event mini-viewfinder is
enabled
. In the upper part you can see the searching data and the list of the sequences,
when you select a sequence it is reproduced in the viewer.
To make a new search or modify the current one, press the New Search button and it appears
the search window with the data from the last search.
7.4 Advanced alarm and event playback
When a camera is recording by event the Supervisor VS offers the possibility to playback and
records locally only the events generated while recording, in a VMD search or through POS
filters.
Pres the check box “Play only video events” placed over the schedule panel.
This option makes easier the local recording of the video events, grouping them together in a
sequence accessible from the eventlog.
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7.5 Intelligent search on recordings
It is possible to make searches by motion detection on time-lapse recording video and over
events in version 4.0 units, generally if the VMD button is active, you can make
intelligent searches over the camera recordings.. First, select a camera then select a
day and click in the motion detection button (VDM). There will appear the VMD
configuration buttons, in the screen it will be displayed the results of the last intelligent search
that has been made for the same camera and day.
Once the VMD mode is selected, is not possible to change the camera or the searching day.
To configure the VMD, click on the grid button and select over the video visor the
areas where you want to detect motion. The areas with active detection are marked
with a white point.
Fig. 28  Configuration of the VMD
You have to select as well the motion detection sensibility. You can choose between
high sensibility (H), medium (M) and low (L). We recommend you to use the lowest
sensibility available to search motion of enough entity, this way you avoid to obtain as
result a high number of false positives due to little movements in the image.
Once the search is configured, you can execute it by clicking in the filter button. After a
few seconds (approximately 20 s.) the results will appear in the screen. In the time
panel, over the time-lapse recording strip it will be mark in green the intervals of time in
which motion has been detected in accordance with the given configuration.
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Fig. 29  Result of the VMD search in the time panel
You can use the forwards or backwards leap buttons to jump from one motion
detection to the following or the previous one.
You can playback the video or move inside the time panel like in a time lapse
recording.
To come back to the usual way of searching and playback, click again in the VMD
button.
Motion mini-viewfinders
Is possible to display in mini-viewfinders the motion detection results, as if there
were event recordings. Once the searching has been done click in the motion miniviewfinders button.
There will be displayed the 16 motions detected from the selected date and time.
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Fig. 30 – Motion mini-viewfinders
To see the following or the previous 16 events use the forward or the backward leap
button respectively.
You can select any of the mini-viewfinders to refresh the associated information on the screen.
The frame of the selected mini-viewfinder is marked in yellow.
You can playback video forwards or backwards over the selected mini-viewfinder with the
recorded video buttons. As well you can reproduce it through a double click on it and stop the
image with a simple click.
If you want to go out of the motion mini-viewfinders click again in the mini-viewfinders
button. You will continue being in the VMD mode but in normal size. The recording
video screen will display the last image of the last selected mini-viewfinder.
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8 Event log
8.1 General description of the event log screen
During a working session some events are generated as result of the connection to remote
installations. These events and its contents (data, photos, video...) are stored in a data base
where the authorized users (Inspector, Supervisor and Administrator) can consult them and
manage it from the Eventlog screen. Each event is identified through the user that has
generated it.
Event searching
Event viewer with
associated images or videos
Data base and management tools
Event management and
processing tools
Selected event
data
Fig. 31 – Eventlog screen
The list of events is displayed in the upper part of the screen, only the most recent thousand
events are showed, to access to older events use the browsing tools. In the lower part there
appear the details of the selected event and its appearance is different according to the event
selected in each moment. The list can be arranged by any of its columns.
Arrange and filter
Since the list of events can be very extensive, there are two searching tools: trees and filters.
The trees are automated filters that allow you to carry out quick searches.
The filters establish manually some conditions to reduce the list of events. It’s possible to start
from an automatic filter selected in the Tree tab and once it is selected change to Filter tab and
define new conditions.
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Delete, export and print
The management tools allow you to delete events, print and export the list, complete or filtered.
The events list is exported in CSV format which can be read directly with any text editor or by
applications like Microsoft Excel.
8.2 Events types
In the event data base the following events are recorded:
/
Connection / connection failure
It records the connection beginning and end to a unit or a group and if it is successful or it is
failure.
Event log management
It shows when an event log manual deleting has been performed until a certain date.
Export photo
It provides information of photo exportation.
Exported video
It generates information of the exported video from the Supervisor VS.
Photo
Whenever a snapshot is taken, from live or recorded video, a photo
event is generated with the image and the associated information. When
you open a photo event besides the image there are a set of buttons to
export the image in JPG format, export it in BMP format with watermark *
or create a report from a snapshot.
* See the Appendix 2 Watermark.
/
Video
Each time that you record video in the Supervisor from a remote unit, as much live video as
recorded video, a video event is generate, it stores the video and the associated information,
this way it can be reproduced whenever you want without having to connect to the unit.
When you open the event, besides the main video viewer there are a set of buttons with the
controls to playback and snapshot, for further information please consult the Event viewer
section.
Since version 4.0 the video recorded by the
Supervisor VS is signed, signature is checked
when playing video and it appears a warning message in case the video doesn’t belong to the
Supervisor.
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Local settings
This event is generated when it changes the Supervisor VS local configuration, this
configuration can be modified only by the Administrator user.
Session
It records the sessions that each user starts and when it was done.
Action
It reflects the input status changes.
/
/
Patrols
This event includes the patrols executed by the Supervisor VS, with or without failures, showing
the starting and ending time.
Remote Configuration
This event is generated when the configuration of a remote unit is changed. The remote unit
configuration can only be modified by the administrator user.
Report
These reports are created from the snapshots captured locally, once there are displayed in the
main viewer, there can be modified with the processing image controls. The reports can be
printed in any of the printers that the user has defined.
Under the event list there is a detailed zone where it appears the corresponding fields of each
event, all of them are different depending on the selected event.
For example for a photo event:
The reports are created by the user from the snapshots, modified or not, it’s associated
information and the user remarks. The data and the image can be printed together. The reports
are stored in the event log to make easy its later enquiry.
The report image comes necessarily from a real snapshot and can be modified in order to
display in the report, the outstanding information. The following filters are available in the event
control panel:
Zoom to fit, Mask to hide some zones and Colour, Brightness and Gamma to improve the
quality of the image.
To apply any of the filters, first select the filter you want to use and its parameters. Next mark
with the mouse the area you want to change and click in the
button is to undo the last filter applied and the button
button to apply. The
to recover the initial image.
Once the changes are made there can be recorded with the Save button, print the report or
export the resulting image with watermark.
/
Failure and failure fixed
This event includes unit failures (disc failure / video signal failure) and when it has been solved.
/
/
Unit management
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It collects the changes on the unit data base.
/
Unit warning and unit warning finished
This event includes unit anomalies (disk anomalies / custody key activated) and its solution.
/
Pending Visual Alarm Verification / Recognaised VAV
Please consult the Visual Alarm Verification appendix.
8.3 Event Viewer
The event viewer can play in a simple an efficient way the video events.
When you select a video event, it plays automatically; under the viewer a progress bar
shows the video advance and allows placing the cursor along the bar at any place.
Besides the bar two there are two buttons
to select a part of the sequence, place
the beginning with the A button and the end with the B button, to export the selection click
in the export button
you can export the selection, the complete sequence or exit.
With the video keypad you can play the sequence at several speeds, step by step or
rewind to the beginning.
Plus the event viewer the Supervisor VS offers other possibility to playback video with the Video
Player tool. You can open it from this icon
Appendix 4.
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, for further information please consult the
8.4 Event management
Besides the options that each event has for its edition or exportation, all the events have in
common the ability of being remarked through a comment field that can be edited by the users.
The events can be protected against deletion, this way they can preserve the information locally
without being exported.
In the detail zone of each event, the last field is the protection against deletion, if you check it,
this event will not be deleted during the event log management.
The deletion management is done manually from the icon that appears in the window lower bar
or from the Clear event log option in the Configuration / Data base screen. For further
information please consult the Configuration chapter.
In the event list appears those which are protected and those which are not. It is advisable to
filter the protected events before make a manual deleting and unprotect those which are not
needed. On the opposite case the event log will be bigger each time.
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9 TV Monitors
The VS-Tv units allows you to connect a VGA monitor to the IP network this way there can
show at the same time live video of multiple VS or VX recording units in an external monitor.
There can be multiple VS-Tv units in a network, therefore multiple external monitors.
This solution unloads the Supervisor from the task of communicate to the remote units and
display video, giving the system a great flexibility.
In this window the following user can operate:

Operator and Advanced operator user: He can work with the VS-Tv, changing cameras,
views and using saved views and global presentations.

Supervisor user: He can also save views but he cannot delete it.

Administrator user: He can also delete views, add or delete VS-Tv units, and enable or
disable the TV Monitors section.
9.1 Configuration and use of the VS-Tv in the Supervisor VS
To work with VS-Tv units in the Supervisor first it is necessary to enable the remote monitor
management section in the Configuration screen, this section can only be enabled by the
administrator user:
When the external monitors are enabled it appears a new tap in the Supervisor main menu
called TV Monitors.
In the TV Monitors screen, it appears a button Monitors management that is only available for
the administrator user.
Here you can add, edit and eliminate monitors (VS-TV units). Each VS-TV needs an IP address
in the network, a name, which appears in the monitors list and the position that fills in the list.
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If you want that a monitor works as alarm monitor check the option Show automatically video of
incoming alarms.
Inside the monitors management window there is a parameter that defines how long will display
the monitor or monitors configured as alarm monitors the income VAV, for further information
please consult the Appendix1: Visual Alarm Verification VAV.
Monitor selection panel
Add edit and delete
monitors
Monitor view configuration
Camera selection panel
Fig. 32 – TV Monitors working screen
In the monitor configuration central panel it doesn’t appear live video but the reference images
of each camera stored in the Supervisor data base, these images can only be taken by the
administrator user. Live video is displayed only in the external monitor.
Over the reference image of each camera is displayed the unit name and the selected
camera. This text can be eliminated with the button put or remove information text.
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External monitors view composition
To compose or modify a view in an external monitor:
First you have to select the monitor by clicking in the monitor selection panel. The last monitor
configuration will be displayed in the central part of the screen. If you want to change the type of
the monitor composition, select it with the right buttons.
Next you should select or modify the cameras that are displayed in each quad. There are two
methods available:
First select the quad, the frame will be stood out, then select the camera you want to use in the
camera panel on the right.
You can also use the drag and drop method, click in the icon of the camera and without
releasing the left button of the mouse, drag it until the quad you wanted to use.
If you want to leave a monitor temporarily in rest – without displaying video – then
click in the power off button. This option is interesting to avoid that the VS-Tv unit
consumes bandwidth of the IP network bringing live video of the remote unit when is
not necessary.
9.2 Use of views and global presentations
Reuse of saved monitor views
It is possible to reuse a saved monitor view without having to compose manually a monitor view
each time that you want to change it. A saved view can be applied to any of the monitors
without mattering which monitor was used in origin.
To save the current view of the selected monitor it is enough to give a name to the view and
click in the Save button.
To apply to a monitor a saved view, first select the monitor you want to use and next the
composition in the drop down menu.
If you want to delete a saved monitor view, select it in the drop down menu and click in Delete
(only the administrator user can delete them). If you want to edit a configuration, first you have
to applied it, change it on the monitor, and finally save it with the same name.
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Reuse of stored global presentations
A global presentation is a view that collects the configuration of
multiple monitors simultaneously (for example a video wall
configuration of 4 monitors). It can affect all monitors or only a part of
them, as it is decided at the creation of the global presentation.
To create a global presentation, mark in the monitor selection panel
those that you want to include in the presentation. Next, you have to
introduce a name to save the presentation and click in the Save.
If you use the name of an existing presentation, it will be overwritten
with the new configuration.
To use a stored global presentation you have to select it on the dropdown list in the upper part of the screen.
If you want to delete a global presentation select it on the drop-down
list and click in the Delete button (only the administrator user can
delete it). If you want to edit a presentation, first apply it, change the
affected monitors and finally save it with the same name.
Patrols view
There is a view named Patrol that allows you to create a patrol with some or all the saved views
of each monitor. Select the monitor and the saved views you want to use. The patrol initially is a
system patrol that includes all the views, you can select the views in the panel on the right.
The time between views is defined initially in 60 seconds but it can be modified. The
configuration of the last patrol is stored to use it later.
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10 Patrols
In this window is managed the execution of patrols (generic, scheduled or one-time patrol) over
the entire unit data base and the results can be consulted.
In the upper part of the screen there is a patrol list that includes summarized information of the
configuration and list patrol.
In the central part, the screen shows detailed information from the selected patrol, its schedule,
task and units, and a history report.
Also in the central part there is a window that shows an execution trace list of the scheduled
patrols.
Patrol status
(green) scheduled and active
(yellow) running
Generic patrols, status
check and video
downloading
(grey) scheduled but disabled
Patrol general information,
schedule, task, units, Patrol logs
and Patrol traces.
Manual control buttons only for
administrator or supervisor users
Fig. 33 – Patrols screen
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Management buttons only
availables for the
administrator
The units can be associated to several patrols simultaneously, if you want to know how many
patrols is associated to please consult the Units screen in the Info tab, the list on the right
shows all the patrols to which they belongs to.
When you add a patrol you have to set first the planning through the running frequency, if you
choose a week or month frequency then is possible to select the running day.
The following step for the scheduled patrols is to select the patrol task, the one-time patrols
have a default task, and the last step is to select the unit belonging to each one.
There are two options, select all the data base units or select the units we want through filters.
Fig. 34 – Selection units new patrol screen
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10.1 Generic patrols
These patrols are created by default when the Supervisor VS is installed, there are applied to
the entire data base and there cannot be deleted. There are executed once per day, although
the frequency can be changed by the Administrator user.
Automatic status checking
The automatic status checking verifies all the data base units, apart from the groups. This task
works in the background and can be combined with scheduled patrols. Due to its bandwidth low
cost and connection time the complete checking of the entire data base can be executed
several times a day.
Video downloading
The video downloading patrols includes all the
filter in the data base to know which units have
has been downloaded the task is deleted and
event. When the patrol ends, it generates a
sequences showing whether successful or not.
units with pending video download. There is a
pending scheduled downloads. Once the video
the video is stored in the eventlog as a video
report with the unit list and the downloaded
10.2 Scheduled patrols
The scheduled patrols allow you to gather the data base units according to the user choices
and to create independent patrols where you can choose and configure the tasks. You can
schedule as many patrols as you want allthough you cannot create two patrols with the same
name.
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There are five different tasks that a patrol can do1:

Status check: This task is always active. All the scheduled patrols carry out this task by
default.

Video downloading: It carries out the pending video downloads.

Inspection: It checks the remote unit recordings requesting a sample image and
checking the user parameters, number of days required with recorded video and
maximum number of hours allowed without recording. These two parameters can be
changed in the Configuration window for units not included in the inspection patrol. This
data is gathered in the Inspection tab on the Units window.

Configuration report: It gets the unit configuration report that can be consulted from the
Configuration tab on the Units window.

Log: This task gets the unit log files incrementally.
A schedule patrol can be programmed to run continuously or run only once. If the patrol hasn’t
a schedule or it has already finished, it is not deleted but remains inactive.
10.3 One-time patrols
This patrol it only runs a one-time task that changes the remote unit passwords through the
master credentials. It doesn’t have a running frequency because it only run once at the selected
time.
Membership of this patrol is not exclusive because there can be included into other patrols
generic or scheduled.
When the patrol ends the units that have its passwords changed are deleted from the task.
10.4 Screen information
The information provided by the patrol updates the connection events registering them in the
eventlog, but only including the significant changes, as in the case when the patrol detects a
connection failure that the unit doesn’t have previously.
Similarly, only when an alarm or an anomaly, appears or disappears, there are registered in the
eventlog. When the failure happens for the first time a new event is generated, and when is
repaired, the event icon changes from failure to fixed warning.
There are three types of patrols, the generic patrols are installed by default and the scheduled
patrols are created by the users. All of them create a report that is accessible from the Show
History button and as event from the Eventlog screen. This report can be sent by e-mail(in the
Edit/Add patrol window), to do so you should select the Send a patrol report by e-mail option
and configure the sending conditions in the Configuration window.
Every patrol can choose between show detailed information in the patrol report and only the
anomalies.
1
Bear in mind that you need access to the units at least as Supervisor user to obtain information and as
Administrator user in the case of the configuration reports.
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11 Configuration
To access to the configuration window click in the
button placed in the menu bar.
This screen is only available for the Administrator user. The window is divided in several tabs
described below.
11.1 General Data
In this tab you can change general data as the workstation name, language, manage the
licence and users / permissions.
Fig. 35 – General data in configuration screen
Licence management
From this button you can access the licence management window, where it appears the
information about the application licence and how to activate it. For further information please
consult the chapter “Licence activation” in this manual.
Manage users
Manage users: This option opens a new window where you can edit, add or delete the users.
By default there are five standard users, for further information see the chapter User permission
and access.
Manage permissions: It opens a window to manage the permissions of each group. There are
five default groups.
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Unit’s distribution: The units can be assigned and distributed into user groups depending on the
client that there have defined, this way the group users there can only see their assigned
clients. This option is only available for new groups because we cannot change permissions to
predefined groups.
Master credentials for remote units
These are the default passwords used in some units for example the ones belonging to the
same client, once there are defined there can be applied from a scheduled task (see the onetime patrol section), when editing a unit, or when changing the identity and passwords (see the
Appendix 3: templates and configuration sending).
11.2 Options
In this tab you can change the following options:
Fig. 36 – Options in configuration screen
Miscellany
Enable TV Monitor management section: Select this option to show in the main menu the TV
Monitors tab and to allow its operation from the Supervisor.
Record incoming live video automatically: Select this option to records automatically the
incoming live video received in the Supervisor. In the case of multiple visors it will only record
from the camera selected in each moment. The recordings are registered as video events.
Disconnection warning (min): when connecting to a remote unit the application presents
periodically a warning offering the user to disconnect. This period is expressed in minutes. The
allowed maximum is 60 minutes. If you use the “0” the application will not disconnect never,
until you do it manually.
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VAV settings
VAV port: The TCP port where the Supervisor listens to the incoming VAV is indicated here. By
default the application has defined the 6968 port. Find further information in the Appendix 1
Visual Alarm Verification VAV.

In the reception of an alarm (VAV): Please consult the Appendix 1 Visual Alarm
Verification.

Attend alarms (VAV) automatically: Please consult the Appendix 1 Visual Alarm
Verification.
Audio ports
These are the ports that the Supervisor VS use for the audio bidirectional channel. There is no
need to match with the ones configured in the remote units, there are the following:
Audio RTP port (UDP) (7078-8078): By default 7078.
Audio SIP port (UDP) (5060-6060): By default 5060.
Note: to get the audio working properly you have to check that the remote unit router has the
ports open and correctly mapped; the remote unit needs to have the audio enabled and
configured. It is not necessary to open ports in the Supervisor router, although in case you have
a firewall you must assure that it allows this connection.
11.3 Notifications
In this tab you can configure the parameters that generate notifications and the necessary data
to send the patrol reports by e-mail.
Fig. 37 – Notifications in configuration screen
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Notifications
Days without connection for unchecked status: It sets the days a unit has to pass without
connection to change form an OK status to a non checked status.
Maximum time offset (min): It sets the time limit from which a warning of time offset is
generated in the unit about the Supervisor VS.
High temperature warning threshold (55ºC): It marks the threshold temperature from which the
unit generates a warning.
Consider hard disk full as failure: Includes the hard disk full as a failure for the unit notifications.
Minimum number of days required with recorded video: it defines a limit below which the unit
generates an insufficient recording days warning, by default the value is 15 days.
Maximum number of consecutive hours allowed without recording: it sets the hour’s limit a unit
can be without recording, when the unit exceed generates a warning.
E-mail configuration
SMTP server: SMTP server name.
SMTP server port: mail SMTP server port.
Mail to (comma separated): email recipient addresses.
Mail from: sender mail address.
User name: user name mail account, only if the SSL encryption is enabled.
Password: user password mail account only if the SSL encryption is enabled.
Enable SSL encryption: enable SSL encryption to provide privacy to send information between
users.
Note: bear in mind that in case that you have an antivirus installed, you must add the
necessary exceptions to send mails from the Supervisor VS, (excludes the SupervisorAPP.exe
application from the bulk mail sending protection).
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11.4 Tools
Here you can change several parameters that affect the files authenticity, the download and the
upgrades management.
Fig. 38 – Tools in configuration screen
Check Watermarking
Check the signature in a video file: with this option you can check if the video file has been
signed by a Supervisor VS, if so it will show a message with the Supervisor VS serial number
which has signed the video.
Check watermarking: From this button you can check if a watermarked image is identically
preserved or it has been changed. For further information please consult the Appendix 2
Watermark in exported images.
Management
Manage downloads: from this window you can do several simultaneous downloads and
prioritize, pause or delete pending downloads.
Open upgrades: Please consult the 11.6 Open and manage upgrades chapter.
Manage upgrades: Please consult the 11.6 Open and manage upgrades chapter.
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11.5 Database
In this tab are the eventlog management and the data base advanced management command.
Fig. 39 – Data base in configuration screen
Eventlog Management
Eventlog maximum size (MB): The application will show a warning when the memory allocated
to events exceeds the limit reserved. To fix this limit, introduce the size here in megabytes (by
default it’s 2GB).
Number of days to keep the events and images in the event-log (0 to deactivate the deletion):
This option allows you to schedule an automatic eventlog deletion, to deactivate it leave it in 0.
Perform the automatic deletion at the selected hour: schedule an hour to execute the automatic
deletion.
Event types that can be deleted automatically: by clicking in the Select Events button it will
open a window where you can select which events can be deleted. In any case the events
marked as protect against deletion will be deleted.
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Advanced
Execution mode: The option by default is the Stand-Alone mode. In this case the complete
application runs in a unique PC and the database is not shared with other workstations.
If you are interested in the use of multiple Supervisor-Client workstations connected
simultaneously by network to a shared database that is managed by a Supervisor-Server,
please consult the details in the technical note “Installation of multiple network Supervisors”.
Data base / Change: The data base is an .mdb file that contains the remote unit’s information.
This file is placed by default in Windows XP:
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Program data\Supervisor VS\Supervisor VS.mdb
And in Windows 7: C:\ProgramData\Supervisor VS\Supervisor VS.mdb
You can select any other database of the same type showing the route where is placed, even
on a different computer.
Note: In the window of change, only the data base location should be changed.
Perform the database compacting at the selected hour: it compacts the data base at the
selected hour, by default is deactivated.
Compact: This option removes all the blank spaces that occupy useless space in the data base.
Perform the backup of the database file (mdb) at the selected hour: it makes a backup of the
mdb file at the selected hour, by default is deactivated.
Repair: The option Repair fixes all the possible mistakes that the records may have, when
writing or deleting transactions.
Location of the database file backup (mdb only): location of the database file.
Change backup folder: change the location of the directory where the backup is stored.
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Clear event log: through this option the cleaning of the event log is managed manually.
In this window is displayed the number of events, the database current size, the automatic
backup file current size and the free disk size.
This file is generated each time there is a database compaction to provide a recovery point in
case that it has not been realized correctly. The days with events appear in red and the day
until we want to delete the information in yellow.
There are three options:

Selective eventlog deletion: depending on the date, mark in the calendar the day until
you want to delete the information and click in the Delete events button.

Delete compaction backup: it deletes the backup file that is created each time you
perform a database compaction.

Delete ALL of the eventlog: it deletes all the events.
Fig. 40 – Eventlog management
Note: The events marked as “protected against deletion” will not be deleted in any case.
Copy database: It allows you to perform a database backup in a different location.
Import units: this option offers the possibility to import units from other Supervisor VS data
base.
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11.6 Open and manage upgrades
The Supervisor VS manage the remote upgrades; from the Units window you can examine the
pending upgrades and its unit application, by clicking in the
from the tab Tools / Management in the Configuration window.
icon on the status bar and
With the unit filters as Units by update and Units by version, you can know if there is a new
version for the units and if it’s advisable.
When there are significant pending upgrades, there will appear in the status bar when the
application starts, and in the connection graphic status.
Open upgrades
The Supervisor checks automatically in Internet if there are new upgrades available for the
units. The user can decide whether download them and whether send it to the remote units. If
the Supervisor doesn’t have an Internet connection it may read the update package from an
external drive, provided by the manufacturer support department.
The upgrades download can be managed both from the status bar through the
icon and
from the configuration window in the tab Tools / Management / Open upgrades. With the Open
upgrades button you can access to the upgrade management window, where all the units that
can be upgraded are gathered together. The upgrade files are downloaded from internet or
from a disk.
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Fig. 41 – Upgrades window
Manage upgrades
Once you have downloaded the necessary upgrades, their implementation is managed from
other window where it possible to manage the ongoing and pending upgrades, set priorities and
upgrade simultaneously up to three units.
This window is available from the Manage upgrades button in the Upgrades window and from
the Tools tab in the Configuration window.
Fig. 42 – Manage upgrades window
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Inside the Units window, in the connection section there is a new button to download from
Internet the upgrade when you don’t have the upgrade file or to upgrade the unit when you
already have it.
11.7 Troubleshooting
There are two basic problems due to the application cannot boot. There are the following:
It cannot found the database
If the Supervisor doesn’t found the database in the configured place it cannot start. The
database cannot be available for multiple reasons: there isn’t access to the unit or the directory
where is placed, is being deleted or moved accidentally, etc.
To resolve it there is available
VS\RestoreDefaultDatabase.bat
an
utility
in
C:\Program
Files\Supervisor
This utility configures the database location in the directory by default in Windows XP
C:\Documents and settings\All Users\Program Data\Supervisor VS\Supervisor VS.mdb and in
Windows 7 in: C:\ProgramData\Supervisor VS. It generates a new empty database to boot the
Supervisor. Once it has been started you can return to configure the data base where it
corresponds.
It cannot found the server
If a Supervisor is configured in client mode and it doesn’t found the server, it cannot boot. The
server can be inaccessible because is badly define, the supervisor has not access to the
server, the server is no operative, etc.
To solve these problems there is a utility in:
C:\Program Files\Supervisor VS\ServerSelector.exe
IT allows to modify the server configuration, or to change the Supervisor from client mode to
Stand-alone mode. Once the change has been made the supervisor can be used again. For
further information please consult the technical note Installation of multiple Supervisor VS on a
network.
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Appendix 1 Visual Alarm Verification (VAV)
The VAV is an alarm with enclosed images that the remote unit sends to the Supervisor
automatically when in the remote VS or VX unit an alarm configured for this purpose is
activated. A VAV event has 4 associated images and all the information relative to the alarm.
The same unit can send its VAV to two different Supervisors (to a local Supervisor and to a
reception alarm centre, for example..) Consider that if there are multiple network workstations
you only have to send the VAV to the one configured as Server Mode Supervisor, the others
workstations – Client Mode Supervisors – will receive it also.
Alarm reception
Since an alarm is received until is close and is stored in the Supervisor database, these are the
steps to be continued:
1. Notification
The Supervisor can receive VAVs though is connected to other unit or group at this moment.
When a VAV is received the status bar change to red colour to show that there are pending
alarms and the warning sound is active – unless it’s inhibited – in order to warn that a new VAV
has entered.
The sound will stop when you click in the buzzer icon. The status bar remains in red
colour. If a new VAV is received the buzzer will be activated again to warn that a
new VAV has entered, although the previous VAV has not been recognized.
You can inhibit the warning sound for future alarms clicking again in the icon once it
has been silenced. The buzzer icon will appear with a forbidden signal that shows its
status. It can be operative by clicking on the icon again.
2. Alarm verification
To access to the last received alarm click in the button “direct access to the last VAV
received” you will see the list of unattended VAV. Appearing in the screen the most recent.
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º
Fig. 43 – VAV Screen
In the event information is included all the concerning data: date and time, alarm date, unit,
alarm input and associated camera.
To check the alarm there are some possibilities:

To display the received
displacement buttons.

To access to the unit information that has generated the VAV: address,
client.... (the description field or the remark field can be used to give contact
information or action standards in case of alarm, for example..)

To display the video of the camera in alarm. The Supervisor connects to the
unit and shows automatically the video of the camera in alarm.
images
use
the
Recognition and alarm closing
Any time, the user can add a remark to the alarm and decide to protect it against deletion.
The user in charge of the alarm verification will be the one that, once it has been
verified, recognize the alarm by clicking in the Attended VAV button, the simple fact of
access to the VAV event doesn’t suppose it recognition.
Once the VAV has been recognized it disappears from the non attended alarm list, and if there
are some none attended alarms it appears the most recent one on the screen. The date and
time of the alarm recognition and the user who made it are stored in the event information.
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3. Alarm Eventlog
The VAV is registered in the eventlog as a type of event “visual alarm verification” and it can be
accessed any time.
With the control buttons of the VAV event you can export a JPG image, export a watermarked
image or create a report with any of the 4 images of the VAV event.
4. Behaviour of the operator when a VAV is received .Options
Each operator can decide how to behave when a VAV is received. In the Local Settings screen
in the Options section is possible to configure one of the three following options in the dropdown menu “In the reception of an alarm”.

Only notify the alarm in the status bar (default): The operator is who decide in each
case how to operate when a VAV is received.

Show the last alarm event: When a new VAV is received the Supervisor displays
automatically the most recent VAV. If the user is in a different screen, it changes
automatically to the Eventlog, but if is connected to a different unit it doesn’t cut the
connection.

Connect to the alarm unit and show the alarm camera: When a VAV is received the
Supervisor connects automatically to the unit that has sent the VAV and displays the
live video of the camera associated to the alarm. If the user was connected previously
to another unit, is disconnected to connect to the new one.

Attend alarms (VAV) automatically: It recognizes automatically the incoming VAV.
Automatic recording of the incoming live video: If you have decided to connect
automatically to the alarm unit and show the associated video of a VAV, it can be interesting if
the incoming video is recorded automatically in the supervisor. In this case you only have to
select the option “record incoming live video automatically” in the Options section of the Local
Settings screen.
Please bear in mind that this option records automatically all the incoming live video that is
being showed in the Supervisor, coming from a VAV or not.
5. Automatic display of the alarm video in a spot monitor
It’s possible to display automatically in an external monitor, the video of the last camera in
alarm. To use this function is required to have a PAL or VGA monitor connected to the IP
network through a VS-TV unit (please consult the chapter TV Monitors).
This option is independent of the definition of the operator behaviour when a VAV is received.
To configure an external monitor as spot monitor you have to go to the TV Monitors screen, and
select the button Monitors Management. Choose the monitor you wanted to use and edit its
configuration: select the option “Show automatically video of incoming alarms”.
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Fig. 44 – Spot monitor configuration
You can assign clients to each alarm monitor so that only display selected customer alarms.
By default all the clients are selected for an alarm monitor, if you add a new client it will be
added to the list.
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The icon of the monitor selected as spot monitor is marked out with an alarm triangle. The time
that the alarm remains in the monitor until it comes back to the previous monitor view it’s
configured in the monitor management window.
In the status bar there is an icon displaying the alarm monitor status, if there is a dwell time
configured, the icon is displayed as
until the defined time passes, if you click in the icon
the alarm will remain in the monitor until you click it again. Each alarm restarts the VAV dwell
time in the monitor.
If the dwell time is unlimited, the monitor displays the alarm permanently until you click in this
icon
and the monitor comes back to the previous defined view.
Change the warning sound of a new VAV
If you want to change the warning sound of a VAV you can replace the sound file vav.wav in the
application directory by other of the same type.
C:\Program Files\Supervisor VS\vav.wav
The sound is repeated indefinitely while the warning advice last, so the length of the file doesn’t
affects the working.
VAV configuration
Configure the VAV in the Supervisor
You have to define a TCP port to listen to the incoming VAV. By default the application use the
6968 port. It can be changed in the VAV port box inside the Option section of the Local Settings
screen. If you changed it, bear in mind that this data is used for the firewall, router and VS unit
configuration.
Configure the VAV in the Windows firewall
To use the access port of the VAV defined in the Supervisor, it is necessary to declare it in the
windows firewall. In case of multiple network supervisors you only have to define it in the
supervisor that works in server mode.
To access to the windows firewall configuration go to Control Panel, and select the Exceptions
tap.
To add the VAV port, click in the button Add Port and declare it:
You can use any name for the port, but we recommend you to identify it with an explicit name
(Supervisor VS incoming VAV for example) to make easy its future management. Enter the
Supervisor configured port number and select the TCP type.
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In the exception tap you should check that the services that correspond to the Supervisor VS
are enabled and declared: “Supervisor VS Control Center” that is created automatically when
the application is used for the first time and the “Supervisor VS incoming VAV” that it has been
just created.
Configure the VAV in the Supervisor router
If the supervisor connects to the VS units through Internet you must open in the router the TCP
port 6968 – or the port that you had defined in the Supervisor – and re-address it to the
Supervisor PC.
Configure the VAV in the VS units
You must define the events as an alarm and mark off each of them with the option “Transmit
Alarm”. This can be done as for the motion detection (VMD) as for the alarm inputs.
In the VS network configuration there have to be defined the IP address of the Supervisor that
is receiving the VAV (can be two) and the VAV listen port (please remember that the port
configured by default is the 6968)
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Appendix 2 Watermark in exported images
1. Export images with watermarking
The wartermark allows to export images outside of the Supervisor with the warranty that if there
are modified later the change can be detected.
The watermarked images can be exported from the photos of the photo events, VAV or
report events. There is for this purpose a button to export images with watermarking in
the event buttons panel.
The application opens a new window to introduce the name of the exported BMP file and where
is stored.
2. Watermarking verification
The watermarking verification can be done it from any Supervisor, although if is not the same
that was used to generate the image.
To check the watermarking of an image file (BMP type) use the button “Check Watermarking”
placed in the Options section of the “Local Settings” screen. You should indicate in an explorer
window where is the image file you want to check. This operation can only be carried out by an
administrator user.
If the result of the verification is correct, a message is get it informing that the image has not
been changed.
If the result of the verification is not in agreement, it appears a window with an alteration report
that includes the information of the checked image and over the image, the altered image zones
marked in red. This report of the alteration can be sent to the printer with the “Print” button.
Next is showed an example of an original image (left) exported with watermarking, the same
image altered to eliminate the object that the suspect has in his right hand and the result of the
watermarking verification.
Original image
Altered image
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Fig. 45 – Report of watermarking alteration
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Appendix 3: Templates and configuration sending
The Supervisor VS makes easier the adding of repaired and new units and offers the possibility
of create, manage and send both configuration templates and previous unit configurations. All
this options are available from the configuration tab in the Unit window.
Fig. 46 – Template and configuration management
Options
Get last configuration: it obtains the last configuration available in the unit, storing it under the
title Last Configuration, if there is a previous one is stored as Previous Configuration.
Templates: a new window appears with the following options.

Create template using last configuration: it creates a template with the last unit
configuration stored; each template is given a name.

Manage templates: It displays a new window where a list with all the available
templates and its data, name, model, version and date are shown, besides the edit
button to change the templates name and the delete button.
Send configuration: when you click in this button a new window appears with the following
options.

Send last configuration: it show a new window with the date, model and version of the
configuration to send, it ask for confirmation.

Send previous configuration: it show a new window with the date, model and version of
the configuration to send, it ask for confirmation.
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Send a template: it appears a new window with a list of all the templates available, the
list includes the name, date, model and template version, and it is sorted from high to
low compatibility with the selected unit.
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Change identity and passwords: It offers the possibility to change the identity and passwords in
factory settings units (new or repaired).
Considerations to take into account
To use these options you must bear in mind the following considerations:

This functionality is only compatible with version 3.0 or higher units.

The option Change identity and passwords is compatible only for units with version 4.0
or higher.
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It is only available for the administrator Supervisor user.

You can save the configuration of units that are going to be repaired or replaced, to
send it when there are installed again, providing the configuration is compatible.

The templates are generated from existing configurations. There can be applied to units
with the same model and with the same or later version.

A unit can receive either a configuration or a template, but the access to the unit must
be administrator level.

The configurations and templates can be visualized from the Supervisor but there
cannot be edited. To edit a configuration you have to connect to the unit.

There are certain data that the unit has write-protected, there are included in the
configurations and templates but there cannot be modified, there are the following:
o
Identification data: unit name, address, city, zip code, region and country.
o
Connection basic data: IP address, gateway, video port and HTTP port.
o
Passwords: Of all users, administrator, supervisor and operator.
Change identity and passwords
This feature allows you to change identification data and passwords for units with factory
settings, either new or repaired. These are the values that a template or configuration cannot
change.
The first step is to add the unit in the Supervisor data base with a name and an IP address or
select it in case that it exits. Click in the Change identity and passwords button, then select and
modify the data you want to change in the New data to sent to the unit section:

Use master credentials

Change the administrator/supervisor/operator user passwords.

Change the address data.
Choose in the Connection data section the option to change the connection password, this is
the password used to connect and send the data to the unit:
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Enter other connection password
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Use the administrator default password
-
Use the administrator password defined in the supervisor for this unit.
Once completed, click in the Send data button, the unit is ready to receive a template or a
previous configuration.
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Configurations and templates

The supervisor can store at least two configurations from each unit; these configurations
are upgraded manually or through a programmed patrol. To obtain manually the last
configuration you have to select the configuration tab and click in the Get last configuration
button.
The supervisor checks if it has a previous configuration and, if it has been modified it is
stored as Previous configuration. You can see the stored configuration clicking in the See
button; it opens a new window where it appears all the data only for reference.
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
The templates are created from units stored configuration and can be applied to several
units not only the one that has create it. When you create a template, you have to assign it
a name and it is displayed in a list along with the model, unit version and creation date.
Configuration and templates sending
When the supervisor sends a configuration to a unit, first it checks that it is the same model and
that the unit version is equal or higher to the configuration’s one. If you send a configuration
from a different version the supervisor displays a warning message advising that the unit could
reject it for not being compatible.
When the supervisor sends a template the ones with the same model and version appears first,
then the ones with previous versions and finally the ones unusable.
You need to have a configuration previously before you send it, if you don’t have it you can
send a template, these are the steps:
Configurations
1. Select the unit in the data base, if the unit does not have factory settings (it is not a repair,
replacement, etc.) click in the Send configuration button and select the configuration you
want to send.
2. If the unit has factory settings click in the Configure button, and change the name and unit
password.
3. Click in the Send configuration button you can choose between sending the last
configuration or the previous one.
Templates
1. Select the unit in the data base, if the unit does not have factory settings (it is not a repair,
replacement, etc.) click in the Send configuration button and select the template you want to
send.
2. If the unit has factory settings click in the Configure button, and change the name and unit
password.
3. Click in the Send configuration button and select a template.
4. Select the template you want it to send and press the button Select template.
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Appendix 4: External video player
The Supervisor VS has an external video player named “Video Player”, you can find this
application in the Configuration screen Tools/Management section, in the video events stored in
the Eventlog, and externally is installed in the Supervisor VS group.
The viewer screen consists of a progress bar with the export controls, playback controls and
snapshots.
In the right part of the application there are two windows, at the top one you have to select the
directory where the video is and in the lower one the files to be played.
By default all the video files are selected, if there is a file that you don’t want to select juts
remove the checkbox. The list can be sorted by clicking the column heads.
To play a particular file just double clicks on it.
Other option available is the possibility of join files and creates a single file with the selected
ones; the output file has 256 Mb at the most and is created in the same directory. You can
choose the output resolution between 640x480, 32x240 and 384x288.
To join files you need to know the recording frequency, Auto is the options by default; the
second option Read de frequency from the recorder files is used only when the files are get it
directly from the disk.
Last you can set it manually.
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The application plays raw files. Besides the playback controls, in the File and Video menus we
can find management options for video files.
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ENGLISH
SUPERVISOR VS
User manual
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