GRUNDIG CMS User鮢 Manual
Central Management System
User’s Manual
Table of Contents
1. Overview ...................................................................................................................... 4
1.1
System Requirements .............................................................................................5
2. Software Installation ................................................................................................... 6
3. Software Upgrade...................................................................................................... 12
3.1
Automatic Software Upgrade ................................................................................12
3.2
Manual Software Upgrade.....................................................................................13
4. Start Up CMS.............................................................................................................. 14
4.1
Starting Up.............................................................................................................14
4.2
Login ......................................................................................................................15
5. CMS Main Window...................................................................................................... 16
5.1
CMS Icon in the System Tray.................................................................................21
6. Configure CMS ........................................................................................................... 22
6.1
Setup Groups .........................................................................................................23
6.2
Manage the Sites ...................................................................................................26
6.2.1 Add/Remove a Site ...................................................................................26
6.2.2 Set up the Site via Device Search.............................................................27
6.2.3 Set up the DVR Site Manually...................................................................30
6.2.4 Set up the IP Camera Site Manually ........................................................31
6.2.5 Set up the CMS Central Site Manually .....................................................32
6.3
Set up the File Path ...............................................................................................34
6.4
Alert Events ...........................................................................................................37
6.5
CMS User ...............................................................................................................43
6.6
Sequence ...............................................................................................................47
6.7
Login Setting..........................................................................................................48
6.8
Network Setting.....................................................................................................50
6.9
Log Data.................................................................................................................52
6.10 Export or Import Settings......................................................................................53
7. Operation of CMS ....................................................................................................... 54
7.1
View Live Image / Assign Camera .........................................................................55
7.2
Camera Setting / Camera Info. .............................................................................59
7.3
Display Mode .........................................................................................................61
7.4
Zoom In/Out Control via Mouse.............................................................................63
7.5
Sequence Display ..................................................................................................64
7.6
Adjust the Image....................................................................................................65
7.7
Playback Recorded Video ......................................................................................66
7.8
Configure the OSD Menu of the Connected Site ...................................................74
7.9
Search for Event Videos ........................................................................................76
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7.10
7.11
7.12
7.13
7.14
7.15
7.16
7.17
7.18
7.19
7.20
7.21
7.22
CMS Motion Detection ...........................................................................................79
Missing/Foreign Object Detection.........................................................................81
Counting Application (PRO Version Only)..............................................................84
Cross Line Alert (PRO Version Only) .....................................................................86
Take a Snapshot ....................................................................................................88
2-Way Audio Talk ...................................................................................................89
Instant Record Function ........................................................................................90
Dome Setting / Dome Control ...............................................................................91
Schedule Record Function ....................................................................................94
E-MAP Function.....................................................................................................99
Health Function ...................................................................................................105
Lock Function ......................................................................................................106
Joystick Control Function....................................................................................107
Appendix A: CMS Player................................................................................................ 109
Appendix B: Troubleshooting........................................................................................ 118
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1.
Overview
The Central Management System (CMS) is a powerful and professional
centralized monitoring system designed for all range of applications and
projects. With CMS, accessing and monitoring multiple surveillance
equipments such as DVRs, and Mega-Pixel IP cameras is just a few clicks
away. The feature-packed intelligent surveillance offers the professional
users with complete and enhanced surveillance experiences.
Features
 Monitor Multiple Sites – Supports up to 32 IP devices (The bundled version
supports up to 16 IP devices.)
 Intelligent Surveillance – Motion, Missing/Foreign Object, Counting and Cross
Line Detection
 SSL Email Notification – Supports SSL SMTP Server for email notifications
 Alert Function (LAN Only) – Sends live/event video clips and messages
to the local computer from all connected DVR(s)
 Device Configuration – Configures the settings of the connected IP devices
 Remote Playback – Allows playback of recorded video stored in the
connected DVR(s) or NVR(s)
 HDD Information – Displays information of HDDs in the local computer
 eMap Management – Keeps geographical marks of surveillance layout
on self-selected maps
 CMS Central – Easy connection to CMS Central with preset groups/sites
 Analog & IP Speed Dome control / IP joystick support
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1.1
System Requirements
The following chart shows the recommended computer system:
Operating Systems
Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
CPU
Minimum:
Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz
Recommended:
Intel Core 2 Quad 2.4GHz
RAM Memory
Minimum: 1GB
(Connects up to 8 IP
devices)
Recommended: 2GB
(Connects up to 16/32 IP
devices for bundled/PRO
version)
HDD
Minimum of 80GB HDD space is required if users are
recording video to the local machine.
Video Card
Minimum:
Graphics card with more
than 64MB RAM
Recommended:
Graphics card with
512MB RAM
Ethernet
Minimum:
100 BaseT
Recommended:
Gigabit LAN
Tested Setup
CPU: Intel® Core™ 2 Quad CPU Q6600 @2.4GHz,
RAM: 2GB, OS: WinXp, Display: NVDIA GrForce
8400GS 512M, Ethernet: Gigabit HUB
NOTE: For Live viewing of more than 16 IP devices, users need to
lower the camera resolution and change the compression method to
MPEG4 or MJPEG.
NOTE: If the operating system is Windows Vista, some functions (such
as Record, Auto Reboot, etc) will not work properly due to User
Account Control (UAC). Follow the steps below to solve this problem.
Step 1. If a previous version of CMS is installed, export setting files of CMS
servers (1~4) before installing the new version CMS.
Step 2. Due to UAC, the user account in Windows Vista cannot properly run
the applications that will write in the “C:\Program Files\” folder.
Therefore, CMS will be installed in the “C:\” folder instead.
Step 3. Once the new version CMS is installed, import the setting files back
to CMS servers (1~4).
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2.
Software Installation
Follow the steps below to install CMS to the local computer.
Step 1. There are 2 ways to start the installation.
Option 1. Download the compressed file and
extract it. Click on the CMS_Setup.exe file
to start the installation.
NOTE: Some antivirus software might report false
alarm when users move the mouse cursors over
the CMS_Setup.exe file. Right-click and select
<Always ignore> in order to continue the
installation.
Option 2. If CMS will be installed via a CD, the installation will start
up automatically when the CD is inserted. The <CMS Setup
Menu> window will be displayed. Choose <INSTALL CMS>
to start installing CMS. Choose <CMS USER’S MANUAL> to
open the user’s manual. Choose <EXIT> to exit the <CMS
Setup Menu>.
NOTE: If an older version of the CMS had been installed onto
the local computer, a message box will be prompt. Click <OK>
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to uninstall the previous version.
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After clicking <OK>, an <CMS Installation Uninstall: Confirmation>
dialog will be displayed. Click <Uninstall> to uninstall the older
version and continue with the next step.
Step 2. Select the components that are going to be installed. It is strongly
recommended to select the <Start Menu Shortcuts> to create
shortcuts in the Start Menu and on the Desktop. Otherwise whenever
the program is to be opened, it will have to be found under the path:
“\CMS\EXE\CMS.exe”. Click <Next> to go to next step.
The components of the CMS Installation Setup are:
a. Microsoft VC 2008 SP1 Redistributable Package: This is an
upgrade package required for correctly running CMS.
b. CMS: The CMS main program must be installed (default).
c. Start Menu Shortcuts: Check the box to create shortcuts in the
Start Menu and on the Desktop.
d. NTP (Network Time Protocol) Server: Check the box to install the
NTP server.
e. Default Setting (Old setting will be deleted!): Check the box to
load default setting, or uncheck it to load the old setting of
previously installed CMS.
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f. Ext2Fsd (ext2 file system driver for Windows): Check the box to
install the driver in order to be able to read raw files in DVR HDD.
NOTE: If users have already installed the EXT2IFS driver
and software, please uninstall it beforehand, for there
might be confliction occurs while installing the Ext2Fsd
driver during CMS installation.
Step 3. The CMS main program will be the first program to be installed.
Choose a folder to install the CMS or it will be installed to a default
destination folder “\CMS\”. Click <Install> to start the Installation; or
click <Back> to go back to the previous step.
Step 4. The NTP Server will be the next program to be installed. The NTP
Server enables the local computer, which is running the CMS, to
become a central NTP Server for the connected DVR(s) so the time
for the local computer and the connected DVR(s) is synchronized.
Click <OK> to start installing the NTP Server.
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Step 5. Click <Close>, and the Software Installation is completed.
NTP Service (Server)
The NTP Service (Server) enables the local computer, which is running the
CMS, to become a central NTP server for the connected DVR(s) so the time
for the connected DVR(s) and the local computer is synchronized.
To do so, the IP address of the local computer is needed.
Go to Start menu, select Run.
Type in cmd and click OK.
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Type in ipconfig to get the IP Address of the local computer. Write down the
IP address on a piece of paper for later use.
After the IP address is found, set up the connected DVR(s).
First, go to <Main Menu>  <System Setup>  <Date/Time>  <Time Zone>
to set up the time zone. To find out the local time zone, please visit
www.greenwichmeantime.com
NOTE: The <Time Zone> must be set or the <Network Time Protocol
Setup> will not be accessible.
After entering the local time zone, the <Network Time Protocol Setup> option
will be accessible. Go to <Main Menu>  <System Setup>  <Date/Time> 
<Network Time Protocol Setup>, and the following menu will be displayed.
Network Time Protocol Setup
NTP Server
time.nist.gov
Automatically Time Sync
On
Manually Time Sync
No
In this example, the NTP server should be set to “192.168.7.122” which is the
IP address of the local computer. After the NTP server is set, select <Yes>
for <Manually Time Sync> to immediately synchronize the time with the local
computer. The time synchronization can also be updated periodically. Select
<On> for <Automatically Time Sync> and the time will be automatically
synchronized once an hour.
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3.
Software Upgrade
The CMS software can be upgraded automatically or manually. Refer to the
following sections for details.
3.1
Automatic Software Upgrade
To enable an automatic software upgrade,
right-click on the CMS icon in the system tray and
check “Auto Upgrade”. If automatic software
upgrade is enabled, CMS will connect to the FTP
Server and check for upgrade once a month. If no
upgrade is available, CMS will continue normal
process. If upgrade is detected, please follow the
steps below to proceed.
Step 1. A message box will pop up to inform the user that there is an
upgrade available.
Click <OK> to download the upgrade software and continue to the
next step. Otherwise, click <Cancel> to abort and continue to normal
CMS process.
Step 2. Choose a destination folder to save the file. Then a window will pop
up and show the downloading status.
Click <Abort> to terminate the download and CMS will be started as
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usual.
Step 3. When the download is completed, the installation of the new version
of CMS can be started following the same procedures as described in
section Software Installation.
NOTE: If the upgrade file is not completely downloaded, an
error message will be displayed as shown below.
NOTE: A release note will also be downloaded together with
the setup file. The following message will be displayed to
show the file path where the release note is saved.
3.2
Manual Software Upgrade
To manually upgrade the software, click on the <Setting> button and click on
<Software Upgrade> at the bottom. Then follow the steps in the previous
section to complete the download and installation.
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4.
Start Up CMS
Before starting up CMS, PRO version users have to insert the USB Dongle.
Otherwise functions especially designated for PRO version will not be
available.
NOTE: If the version of USB Dongle is an older version comparing to
CMS, an error message will be displayed to request users to insert
the correct version of USB Dongle.
NOTE: If USB Dongle is unplugged while running CMS, a warning
message will be displayed. Users have to re-insert the USB Dongle or
CMS will be automatically shutdown in 10 seconds.
There are 3 ways to start CMS. Note that method A and B are only available if
the “Start Menu Shortcuts” component is installed. Please see section
Software Installation for more information.
Method A: Click Start menu and select Programs; find “CMS” from the listed
programs.
Method B: Double-click on the shortcut icon on the desktop.
Method C: Go to “\CMS\EXE\” and double-click on CMS icon.
4.1
Starting Up
If CMS is started for the first time, select a desired language for the interface.
The available languages are listed in the scroll box. Click <OK> to confirm
the selection.
If the system memory or CPU frequency is less than the requirements, the
error message shown below will be displayed.
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4.2
Login
The default User Name & Password are listed below.
User Name: admin
Password: 1234
Check <Save user name and password> to save time of entering the
username and password every time CMS starts. Click <OK> to login.
Username and password accounts can be added or removed under the <CMS
User> tab in <Setting> configuration window. Refer to the CMS User section
for more information.
NOTE: If a wrong username or password is entered for 3 times, an
error message will be displayed, and CMS will be closed automatically
after <OK> is clicked. Restart CMS to enter the correct username and
password.
After logging in to CMS, error messages might be displayed under the
following conditions:
1. For bundled version users, an error message will be displayed if there
are more than 16 IP devices added to a group from the previous settings.
2. When the version of CMS USB Dongle inserted does not match the
version of CMS, an error message will be displayed if there are more
than 16 IP devices added to a group from the previous settings.
3. For PRO version users, an error message will be displayed if there are
more than 32 IP devices added to a group from the previous settings.
Users have to insert a correct version of CMS USB Dongle or decrease the
number of IP devices to be within the bundled version constraint.
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5.
CMS Main Window
After starting up CMS, the main window of CMS will be shown as in the
picture below. The name of each button is indicated as follows.
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Display Mode: 4-windows, 16-windows, 25-windows, 36-windows,
49-windows, 64-windows, 8-windows, 10-windows, 13-windows,
Sequence, Full Screen
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Left to Right: Live, Playback, CMS Player, Snapshot, Emap
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Left to Right: Schedule Record, Setting, Health, Lock, 4:3 Display
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Site Tree
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Bandwidth – Normal/Dual Streaming
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Left to Right: Audio, Smooth Adjustment, Deflicker, Recording
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HDD Info
The usage and function of each button will be briefly described as follows.
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Display Mode
Click on any <Mode> icon to view the image in a multiple window mode. The
selections are 4-windows, 9-windows, 16-windows, 25-windows, 36-windows,
49-windows, 64-windows, 8-windows, 10-windows, and 13-windows. Refer to
section Display Mode for more details on operation.
Click on <Sequence> to start displaying the sequence list. See section
Sequence Display for more detailed information.
Click on <Full Screen> to extend the current viewing grids to full screen. Hit
<Esc> to exit.
Live
Click on the <Live> icon to view the live video. Note that after viewing the
recorded video, this button needs to be clicked to switch back to live mode.
Playback
Click on the <Playback> icon to view the recorded video stored in the HDD of
the connected DVR. Please refer to section Playback Recorded Video for
more information about playing back the video.
CMS Player
Click on the <CMS Player> icon to start up the CMS Player. CMS Player is an
enriched version of the standard DVRPlayer. Please refer to Appendix A for
more information.
NOTE: When CMS is terminated, CMS Player will also be ended at the
same time.
Snapshot
Click on the <Snapshot> icon to save a snapshot of the current window(s).
Refer to section Take a Snapshot for detailed information.
Emap
Click on the <Emap> icon to open the E-Map program. The E-Map is a
program that allows users to illustrate the positions of the cameras on a self
selected image.
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Schedule Record
Click on the <Schedule Record> icon to schedule the recording time frame
for the sites.
Setting
Click on the <Setting> icon to set up the configuration. Refer to section
Configure the CMS for detailed information.
Health
Click on the <Health> icon to see the HDD information of the connected
DVR(s). The data will be updated every 5 minutes. The following picture is an
example. See section Health Function for more detailed information.
NOTE: If more than half of the connected devices are not our products,
a warning message as below will be shown and CMS will be closed
automatically.
Lock
Click on the <Lock> icon to lock CMS to protect the works on CMS when
users need to be away from the computer for a while. This function is the
same as the computer’s screensaver. See section Lock Function for more
detailed information.
4:3 Display
Click on the <4:3> icon to change the screen display to 4:3 ratio. Click on the
icon again to return to the original aspect.
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Site Tree
Site tree displays sites that are currently being
viewed. If the connection to a certain camera
failed, there will not be any image displayed on
its assigned grid. Right-click on the “site” and
click <ReConnect> to try to establish the
connection to the site. The <DisConnect> option
allows users to only disconnect a certain site.
Users can also rename the camera directly by
right-clicking on the camera and selecting
<Rename>. The new name will be shown on the
upper left corner of the camera’s assigned grid.
Note that group and site cannot be directly
renamed at the site tree.
By right-clicking on the group icon, the options
shown as on the right allow users to expand or
hide the site tree at once.
If the group is connecting to CMS Central, the
right-click options are as shown on the right.
Select <Reconnect> to re-establish the
connection to CMS Central. Select <Talk> to
initiate a two-way communication between CMS
and CMS Central.
Bandwidth – Normal/Dual Streaming
For different networks with different bandwidths, two streaming options are
provided – normal streaming and dual streaming. For users who are using
high-speed networks, normal streaming will be a recommended choice.
Depending on the HDD capacity and network usage, set it to high, middle, or
low bandwidth.
For networks with limited bandwidth, dual streaming will be a better choice.
It enables coexistence of high quality streaming at a local DVR site and lower
quality streaming but faster transmission for a CMS site. To select dual
streaming, click on the bandwidth icon and the icon will change its colour.
Then users can furthermore choose different bit rates to adjust for the best
displaying quality.
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The setting will be applied immediately, and is going to be saved for CMS
next startup.
NOTE: Dual streaming will only be available when DVR’s total PPS is
set to one-half of the max PPS, for example, set 30PPS for D1
recording. The reserved half of the max PPS will be handling the low
rate streaming for transmission to the remote monitoring site.
Audio
Click on the audio button to switch on/off the audio.
NOTE: Switching ON/OFF the audio on CMS will not affect the audio
setting of the connected DVR(s).
Smooth Adjustment
Click on the smooth adjustment button to switch on/off the smooth
adjustment function. Switching on the function helps to give the image more
sharpness.
Deflicker
Click on the deflicker button to turn on/off the deflicker function. Switching
on the function helps to avoid gleaming of images.
Recording
Click on the recording button to start recording videos of all connected sites.
The recorded data will be stored in the preset file path specified in settings.
HDD Info
The pie chart displays the HDD information. This is especially useful when
users use CMS to record the video to the local computer.
Scroll down the menu to see the information of all the HDD(s) installed on
the local computer, such as C drive, D drive…etc. The blue part of the pie
chart indicates the used space, and the yellow part indicates the available
space.
The information will be updated every 30 seconds. If file circular is enabled,
the circulation will as well be updated every 30 seconds.
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5.1
CMS Icon in the System Tray
When CMS is started up, the CMS icon will
always be shown in the system tray.
Right-click on CMS icon and the menu
items will be as shown on the right.
If <Minimize To Tray> is checked, CMS
window will shrink to CMS icon in the
system tray when it is minimized. The task
button will also disappear.
To restore the CMS window, click on the CMS icon and the task button will
appear again. Then click on the task button to maximize CMS window.
Alternatively, right-click on CMS icon and select <Open CMS> and CMS
window will be restored.
Right-clicking on CMS icon and selecting <Help> will display the CMS user’s
manual.
Details of <Auto Upgrade> are described in section Automatic Software
Upgrade; <Alert Info.> is explained in section Alert Event; <Show joystick
function> and <Joystick control (On/Off)> are introduced in section Joystick
Control Function.
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6.
Configure CMS
CMS supports up to 10 groups, with up to 32 IP devices per PRO version and
up to 16 IP devices per bundled version. The following sections will guide
users to set up CMS step by step.
Click on the <Setting> icon and a window as in the picture below will be
displayed.
NOTE: The configuration in the “Groups” tab and the “Import” function
will not be saved when CMS is detecting a network connection or is
connecting to some sites. Error messages will be shown to inform the
users.
NOTE: When the setting of a connecting group or sites is changed,
users can directly click on <Save and Connect> to re-establish the
connection.
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6.1
Setup Groups
Up to 10 groups can be set in CMS. This section guides users to add or
remove a group, and also shows users how to set a “start group”.
Add a group
Click the
button to add a group. Double-click on the group to rename it.
The other way to add a group is to right-click on <Groups>, and select <Add a
group>.
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Set Start Group
The “Start Group” is the group that will be connected after starting up CMS.
Right-click on the group to be set as the“start group”, and select <Set as
start group> from the pull-down menu.
NOTE: If a group is set as the “start group”, the icon will be changed
as shown in the figure above.
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Expand /Hide a Group
There are two ways to expand or hide a group. One way is to use the
buttons; the other way is to right-click on the group and select <Expand> or
<Hide> from the pull-down menu.
Remove a Group
To remove a group, click on the group to be removed, and then click the
button directly to remove the group. The other way to remove a group is to
choose <Remove> after having right-clicked the group.
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6.2
Manage the Sites
The following sections are instructions for the management of the sites,
including adding or removing sites and their configuration.
6.2.1
Add/Remove a Site
This section describes how to add or remove a site.
The PRO version CMS supports up to 32 IP devices which can be added to
each group. If more than 32 IP devises are added, an error message will be
displayed.
NOTE: The bundled version supports only 16 IP devices per group. If more
than 16 IP devises are added, an error message will be displayed as shown
below.
Choose a group to add a new site. Click the
button to add a site to this
group. The next section will show how to set up the site step by step.
The other way to add a new site to a group is to right click on the group, and
select <Add a site>.
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Remove a site
To remove a site, click on the site that is to be removed, and click the
button directly to remove the site.
The other way to remove a site is to right-click on the site, and select
<Remove> from the pull-down menu.
A new site can be a DVR, an IP Camera, or a CMS Central. The number of
sites equals the total number of the DVRs and IP Cameras. However, the
CMS Central can only be individually added to a new group all alone by itself.
The following sections will show how to set up the configuration of the sites.
6.2.2
Set up the Site via Device Search
There are two ways to set up a site. The simple way is via Device Search.
CMS is able to search for IP addresses of DVRs, IP Cameras, and CMS
Centrals connected to the PC’s LAN network. The ports used for device
search are 6666 and 6667. Please make sure that these two ports are not
in-use nor blocked by firewall or virus scan software.
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Follow the steps below to search for DVR(s) or IP Camera(s):
Step 1. If there are DVRs, IP
Cameras, and/or CMS
Centrals installed in the
LAN network, CMS can
search for IP addresses
of the installed devices.
Click the Search button
(on the bottom right) to
open the Search window.
Step 2. The list will show the IP addresses of DVR(s), IP Camera(s), and CMS
Central(s) available in the LAN network. Select from the list and
Double Click on the IP address to add it to a site. Then enter the
user name and password of the selected DVR or IP Camera. For
CMS Central, refer to section Set up the CMS Central Site Manually
for further configurations.
NOTE: The Device Search function can only be used to search for
addresses within the same LAN. For example, if the local computer
uses an IP address of 192.168.1.5, and a connected DVR has an IP
address of 192.168.1.7, CMS will be able to find the IP address of the
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network such as 192.168.3.6, CMS (whose IP is 192.168.1.5) will not
be able to find the IP address of the DVR in another LAN network.
Search UPnP devices
Check the box in front of “Search UPnP Devices” and click <Refresh> to start
searching for UPnP devices within the LAN network. While the search is in
process, the <Refresh> button and the “Search UPnP Devices” option will be
grey and cannot be clicked or selected, in addition the window cannot be
closed. The <Refresh> button will be changed to <Search UPnP> to remind
users of the status. Everything will work only after the searching process is
done. If the user double-clicks on the list or tries to close the window, a
warning message will be shown.
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6.2.3
Set up the DVR Site Manually
If the detailed information (IP address, port, username, and password) of the
connected DVR is provided, a site can be set up manually.
Add a new site and enter the Site name, IP address, Port, Username, and
Password. Select <DVR> and click <SAVE> to complete the setting.
NOTE: If the entered Username and Password is a user account
instead of an administrator account, the same DVR account restriction
will be applied. When a user account accessed a function that is
restricted, a warning message will be displayed.
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If the DDNS information of the DVR is known, the DDNS data can be used to
set up a site. Check the box <(D)DNS> circled below, and type in the DDNS
data. Click <SAVE> to complete the setting. An example of the DDNS address
looks like: *******.ddns.iview-ddns.com
6.2.4
Set up the IP Camera Site Manually
If an IP Camera is going to be added to CMS, the required information
includes the IP address, port, username, password, and brand/model type of
the IP Camera. Enter the data and select <IP Camera> as circled below. Then
choose the <Model> and <Stream Type> of the IP Camera. Click <SAVE> to
complete the setting.
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6.2.5
Set up the CMS Central Site Manually
If users want to add a CMS Central site, it has to be the only site in the group.
Select <Central> as circled below. The site name will be automatically
changed to “Central” and it cannot be renamed.
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A setup window will pop up as shown below. Input the CMS Central’s IP, port,
username and password. Then click on <Testing Central Connection> to test
if the connection to CMS Central is successful. The testing result will be
displayed on the right. Note that “()” next to site 2 of CMS Central means site
2 is not connected by CMS Central. Users can check or uncheck in front of
the sites to select whether to display their videos. Click <OK> to confirm and
save the setting.
NOTE: If the IP address of CMS is not added to the White List of CMS
Central, a message “Not In White List!” will pop up.
NOTE: If the IP address of CMS is added to the Black List of CMS
Central, a message “In Black List!” will pop up.
For further details of CMS Central settings, please refer to the user’s
manual of CMS Central.
When users wish to edit the settings of the CMS Central
site, select <Central> again or right-click on the Central
site and select <Set Central> to pop up the Set Central
window.
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6.3
Set up the File Path
The file path menu defines stored destination of snapshot, archive files, and
recorded videos. It is recommended to use the default folders.
Record Path
The recorded videos can be stored in more than one folder. Click on
<Advance> and the following window will be shown.
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The number of the selectable folders equals the number of HDDs the PC
connects to, excluding the HDDs with a capacity less than 1GB. Check the
“Enable” box and click <Browse> to set more destination folders. Each folder
should be from a different HDD or an error message will be displayed. Note
that if a HDD with less than 1GB capacity is selected, an error message will
be shown. Clicking on <Clear All> will delete all folders except the first
preset folder.
In each folder, subfolders will automatically be created with the folder name
“RecordFolder********” (******** represents an 8-digit serial number).
Each subfolder can store up to 500 videos. Once a subfolder is full, a new
subfolder with a subsequent number will be created and new files will be
stored to the new subfolder.
Circular Function
The <Circular> function is used to adjust the HDD space usage of CMS. For
example, when the threshold is set to 1GB, and there is a 20GB free disk
space remaining in the HDD, CMS can only access the HDD to no more than
19GB. When the free disk size is smaller than threshold:
1. If the circulation of files is performed for the first time, CMS will start to
overwrite the earliest recoded data. Next time when CMS starts up, the
circulation of files will continue from where it was up to.
2. If the destination folders are reset, new folders will be created to store
new files. The old files will be deleted and rewritten with new files.
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Record Videos from IP Cameras to Remote Network Disks
When videos from IP cameras will be recorded to a remote network disk, the
DRV file is going to be stored under a temporary folder “\CMS\TEMP_REC\”
if the file size is less than 100MB. Once the file size reaches 100MB, the file
will automatically be transfered to the designated remote network disk.
If the recording is interrupted (either connection reset, disconnected, stops
recording, etc), a progress bar will be shown to inform users that the DRV
file is being transfer to the designated remote network disk.
NOTE: For CMS servers 2~4, the temporary folders will be named as
TEMP_REC2, TEMP_REC3, and TEMP_REC4.
Data Life Time
If users check the box in front of “DLT” to enable the Data Life Time function,
the duration in days has also to be defined. When the Data Life Time function
is enabled, CMS will check the file edit time of the recorded video files in a
“Record Path” and any video files exceeding the defined duration will
automatically be permanently deleted.
Snapshot Type
CMS has a snapshot function, and the file type for snapshot can be defined
here. Note that if more than one type is selected, take 2 types for example,
then each snapshot is saved to 2 types of files. They are the same image, but
in different formats. For instance, if Bmp & Tif are selected and the snapshot
is taken, two types of image files of the same snapshot image will be created.
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6.4
Alert Events
The alert function enables the connected DVR(s) to send alert signals to CMS
within the network. This section describes how the alert function works.
Setting up the alert function
Step 1. Find the IP address of the local computer.
Go to Start menu, select Run.
Type in cmd and click OK.
Type in ipconfig to get the IP Address of the local computer. Write
down the IP address on a piece of paper for later use.
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Step 2. Set up the <Alert Notification Setup> on the connected DVR(s). The
<Alert Notification Setup> allows users to send alert notifications to
the CMS program which had been installed to the computer.
Alert Notification Setup
Alert Configuration Set
Alert Notification
Alert IP
Alert Port
Alive Interval
1
OFF
192.168.7.122
999
120 Sec
- Alert Configuration Set
<Alert Configuration Set> provides 3 combinations of Alert Notification, IP,
and Port. Users can match the connected DVR to up to 3 different CMS
servers.
- Alert Notification
4 options are included in this item; <OFF>, <Event>, <Alive>, and <Both>.
<OFF>:
The Alert Notification is turned off.
<Event>: When the alarm is triggered, the DVR will send an alert
message to CMS.
<Alive>:
The DVR will send an alive message to CMS every N second just
to show that the connection between the DVR and CMS is in
effect. The time interval N can be adjusted in <Alive Interval>.
<Both>:
This enables the DVR to send both Event and Alive alert
messages to CMS.
- Alert IP
The Alert IP must match the IP address of the local computer. In this
example, the IP address of the local computer is 192.168.7.122.
- Alert Port
The Alert Port is the port used for sending and receiving alert signals.
Choose any port that is not restricted by the network. The ports for both
connected DVR and CMS Alert must be the same. In this example, the
port is set to 9999.
NOTE: If 2 configuration sets are corresponding to 2 different CMS
servers, each CMS server must have its own unique port number.
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- Alive Interval
Time interval (1 to 255 sec) between each alive message can be set here.
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Step 3. Set up the Alert of CMS.
Click on the <Setting> icon and go to Event tab to set up the port.
Port 9999 is used in this example. Select <ON> to enable the alert
function. <Event Full Screen> is used to display full screen of the
alerted channel. Select <ON> to activate this function, or <OFF> to
deactivate it. <Event Recording Duration> is for users to define
recording duration of event videos, when schedule is set and/or
when motion recording is enabled. In addition, users can send a
notice to a specific email via a SMTP server by selecting <ON> next
to <Enable> under “Email Notice“. If the email server requires SSL,
select <ON> next to <SSL>. Then enter all required SMTP
information. If the format of the email address is entered incorrectly,
an alert message will be shown on the screen.
NOTE: If users reconnect or disconnect the sites, the list of
the event full screen will be cleared.
NOTE: Once the list of the event full screen finishes playing,
the window will return to the former viewing status.
Step 4. Alert Action
The connected DVR sends 4 types of alert message (State) to CMS:
Alive, Alarm, Motion, and Video Loss. Alive messages are sent when
the notification option is set to <Alive> or <Both> in the connected
DVR. Alarm, Motion, and Video Loss messages are sent when the
notification option is set to <Event> or <Both> in the connected DVR.
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Viewing the alert events
When an alert is triggered while the alert function is
enabled, CMS icon shown in the system tray will
change to the Alert icon to indicate that an alert is
being triggered. Right-click on the CMS icon and
choose <Alert Info> to show the Alert Info window.
Alternatively, double-clicking on the blinking CMS
icon can also display the Alert Info window.
Users can click on the <Save> button to save the alert information list.
NOTE: The maximum number of items which can be kept on the alert
list is 1,000. When the list reached 1,000 items, the earliest alert
messages will be deleted while the new ones are being saved.
Double-click on the Event Messages (Alarm, Motion, or Video Loss) to view
the event video in full screen. If the DVR sending the Event Messages is not
currently connected to CMS, a message box will be displayed. Connect the
DVR and the event video will be available.
Icons of alert types, as listed below, will be displayed at bottom-left of the
grid.
Motion
Alarm
Cross Line
Video Loss
NOTE: The Alert function works ONLY within LAN network. (Please
refer to the note of the Search function)
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NOTE: If the alert event has not yet been added to the database of the
DVR, a warning message will be shown to inform the users.
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6.5
CMS User
The <CMS User> is for the management of user accounts in CMS. Users can
set users’ account information and privileges. The default username and
password are: admin and 1234.
NOTE: Only users among the <Admin> group have the privilege to
change the settings in <CMS User>.
To add a user, users must first add a group. Right-click on <User List> and
select <Add Group> from the pull-down menu.
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After the group is added, the first user account of the group will also be
created. Users MUST set the password for this account before users can go
to the next step.
Right-click on <NewGroup01> to add a user, remove a group, or rename the
group.
NOTE: The account currently used to login cannot be deleted. An error
message will be displayed.
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Right-click on <Group01User01> to remove a user or rename a user name.
The <Group Attribution Setting> is for setting up the privileges of the
selected user. Users can give each user account different privileges by
configuring this function.
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After entering the <Group Attribution Setting>, the following diagram will be
shown. Select a user account in <Select CMS Group>, and users can click on
the buttons to enable or disable its privileges.
 Purple buttons are CMS menu controls including: Playback, Player,
Emap, Schedule Record, Setting, and Lock.
 Grey buttons are site controls including: ReConnect\DisConnect, Record,
Configuration, Event, and Camera Setting.
 Yellow buttons are camera controls including: Sequence, Rename, Dome
Setting, Dome Control, Remove, and Sound Notification.
Each camera can be set to enable/disable Live, Play, or Record function
individually after clicked on <Advance Setting>. Refer to the following figure
for details.
NOTE: The preset is 20 cameras for all sites. The real number of
cameras per each site will not be detected.
NOTE: These settings will affect the whole operation of CMS. Please
be very careful while configuring the settings.
Next time when users login, users can choose to enter CMS either as the
admin or users.
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6.6
Sequence
This function is used to set the displaying
sequence. Before starting sequence display,
users need to add channels to the sequence
list. Right click on any channel and select
<Add to Sequence> to add, or <Remove from
Sequence> to remove. Note that when the
channel is added to the sequence, a capital
“S” will be shown on the icon.
After the channels are added to the sequence, click on the <Setting> icon and
choose <Sequence> to set up the sequence. Under the <Sequence Setup>
option, users can set up the dwell time (1 to 120 seconds), and split mode
(1*1, 2*2, 3*3, 4*4, or 5*5). <Sequence Order> lists the channels that have
been added to the list in order. Click <Save> to save the settings.
Click <Clear Sequence List> to empty the list. A message window will be
shown for confirmation.
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6.7
Login Setting
Users can edit options regarding login settings in this section.
Administrator´s username and password are required to edit the setting.
As shown in the above picture, the box marked “1” is where users can enter
a set of username and password to be used for auto login. The “Verify”
button can help users to check if user name and password are correct. The
following messages boxes will show to inform the result of verification.
Correct
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Wrong
The box marked “2” contains the options regarding automatic actions.
Clicking the first option “Start CMS when Windows starts up” to request the
computer to open CMS in the mean time when the system startup. Note that
the other two options “Auto Login” and “Auto retrieve Live image When
Login” will be checked at the same time. Nonetheless, it is still users’ choice
to determine the favorite setting.
The following message will be shown when CMS is auto opening after the
system started up. Click “Cancel” can terminate opening CMS.
Click the second option “Auto Login” to automatically login when CMS starts.
Remember to enter and verify username and password in box 1.
Click the third option “Auto retrieve Live image When Login” to automatically
connect to the sites in the start group when CMS starts. Detection of internet
connection will be performed before hand and the following message will be
displayed. Click <Stop> to terminate the detection and AutoLive will not be
initiated.
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6.8
Network Setting
CMS provides the option of connection via a proxy server for DVRs and Video
Servers (D7521). Click <Network> tab and setting items are shown as below.
If users wish to create the connection via a proxy server, check the box “Use
a proxy server for your CMS connection.” Then enter the IP address and port
of the proxy server. Enter username and password if authentication is
required.
NOTE: CMS supports the most common authentication keys “Digest”
and “Basic”. The authentication will be automatically detected and
performed.
Check the box “Bypass proxy for local address” to disable connection via the
proxy server for local LAN network.
The <Advance> button allows users to
edit an exception list where
addresses in the list will not be
connected via the proxy server. The
addresses can be subnets. Refer to
the picture on the right for an
example of the exception list.
NOTE: All functions of the proxy server are tested with the most
common “Squid Proxy Server”. Some other proxy servers may not
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work properly.
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6.9
Log Data
The step by step operation of CMS will be recorded by CMS log function.
Refer to the following picture for data kept in the log file.
The list will display 1,000 items with latest ones shown at the bottom. The list
can store up to 10,000 items in circulation, which means the oldest ones will
be deleted when the number of items exceeds 10,000.
Save button
Click this button to save the log file to a desired destination.
Previous button
Click this button to show previous 1,000 items.
Next button
Click this button to show next 1,000 items.
On the right hand side of the window, users can choose whether to show
and/or save disconnection logs. Check the box next to “Pup Up Disconnection
Log Window” to display disconnection logs. If users wish to save
disconnection logs, check the box next to “Save Disconnection Log” and click
<Browse> to set up the directory folder and the file name of the
disconnection log file.
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6.10
Export or Import Settings
The export/import function provides users the option to backup the settings
as needed.
To export the configuration, click <Export> and select a directory to save the
*.zip file in.
To import a previously saved configuration, click <Import> and find the *.zip
file that was previously saved.
NOTE: An error message will be displayed if the IP devices set up for
the imported configuration exceed the allowable number, which is 16
for bundled version and 32 for PRO version.
NOTE: After a setting is imported and saved, the imported setting will
be loaded immediately and CMS will reconnect to the sites in the live
group.
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7.
Operation of CMS
For the bundled version CMS, users can open up to 2 CMS instances
simultaneously. Furthermore, PRO version CMS can have at most 4 CMS
instances opened simultaneously. If the PC is connected to more than one
monitor, for example 4, then the PC can open up to 4 CMS instances at the
same time on the 4 different monitors respectively. However the processor
and RAM of the PC will limit the number of CMS instances as well. Note that
all monitors have to be set to the same displaying resolution.
NOTE: When bundled version users open a 3rd CMS instance, an error
message as shown below will be displayed.
CMS multiple instances limitation according to the PC:
Dual Core or
Hyper-Threading
Single Core and
Frequency > 2.0GHz
Single Core and
Frequency ≤ 2.0GHz
RAM ≥ 512MB
Open 1 CMS
RAM ≥ 1GB
Open up to 2 CMS
RAM ≥ 1.5GB
Open up to 3 CMS
RAM ≥ 2GB
Open up to 4 CMS
RAM ≥ 512MB
Open 1 CMS
RAM ≥ 1GB
Open up to 2 CMS
RAM ≥ 1.5GB
Open up to 3 CMS
RAM ≥ 2GB
Open up to 4 CMS
RAM ≥ 512MB
Open 1 CMS
NOTE: It is recommended to keep the connected channels within 512
channels if multiple CMS instances are opened.
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Network Connection Detection
CMS will auto detect network connection status. If CMS lost network
connection, the following error message will be displayed.
When CMS detected the restore of network connection, the error message
will disappear. Click on <Stop> to cancel this function.
7.1
View Live Image / Assign Camera
Users can view live video or connect to the connected DVR using the live
button. Click on the <Live> button to see the live view.
Connect/Reconnect/Disconnect the Sites
If the connection between CMS and the connected
site has been interrupted, users can reconnect the
site by right clicking on the Site in the site tree and
select <ReConnect> from the pull-down menu.
Users can also disconnect specific sites by
selecting <DisConnect> from the pull-down menu.
NOTE: For Live viewing of more than 16 IP devices, users need to
lower the camera resolution and change the compression method to
MPEG4 or MJPEG.
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Auto Detection of Disconnected Sites
CMS will automatically detect if any
sites that are connected at the
beginning are disconnected for some
reason later on in every 3 minutes. A
list will be shown (as on the right)
when there are sites detected to be
disconnected.
The list can be saved as a TXT file by
clicking on <Save> at bottom left.
Check the box to disable pop up of the
disconnection list. To enable it again,
click on the <Setting> icon and go to
the <Log> tab.
NOTE: Besides auto-reconnect, a progress bar will be displayed as
below. The connecting process will take at most 30 seconds.
Auto-Reconnect of Specific Disconnected Sites
CMS will automatically reconnect to specific disconnected sites every 7
minutes. Refer to the following table for all cases.
Situation
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Auto-Reconnect
Sites that are not connected at the beginning:
Yes
Sites that are disconnected manually
No
Sites that are connected at the beginning but
disconnected for some reason later on
Yes
Display Colour of Camera Titles
There are three different display colours for camera titles, Red, White, and
Green. The following chart shows the meaning of these three different
colours.
Red
The connected site is a DVR currently recording.
White
1. The connected site is a DVR NOT recording.
2. The connected site is an IP Camera or a Video Server.
Green CMS is remotely playing back videos from connected sites.
Assign a Channel/Site to Certain Window(s)
CMS allows users to assign any channel/site in the site tree to any grid of
CMS main window. Follow steps below to complete assignment.
Step 1: Click and hold the channel/site users want.
Step 2: Drag and drop it onto the window that users want to assign in.
Resort/Remove Display Window Grids
Right-click on any channel and select
<Re-sort> to rearrange camera images of
connected sites in order, up to 512 channels.
Alternatively, users can also remove any
channel by right-clicking on the grid and
select <Remove>. Or users can select any
grid and press <Delete> key on the keyboard
to remove the channel.
Note that clicking <Re-sort> will restore the
removed channels, or users can add the
channels back to any grid via drag and drop.
NOTE: These functions will not be accessible in sequence mode.
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Save Layout Files
The layout arrangement can be individually memorized for each connect
group. Also, CMS will keep the layout arrangement when it’s closed and
restore the same layout when it starts up again.
Each login account can save its own layout
files. Right-click on any mode icons and the
pull-down menu will be shown as on the
right. After selected <Layout file> the setting
window will be displayed, as below:
The layout files are for backup or other users’ use. Once users entered the
file name and clicked <Save>, the new layout file will be shown on the file list.
To delete a layout file, select a layout file from the list and click <Delete>, or
press the “Delete” key on the keyboard. A message will be displayed to
confirm the deletion.
To load a layout file, select a file and click <Load>, or double click on the file.
Show Covert Camera Images
If a camera is set to covert at DVR site, right
click on the grid and select <Camera cover
(On/OFF)> to un-covert at CMS site. Then
video stream will come in, and an icon “ ”
will be shown at bottom-left of the grid. The
icon represents that the camera is covert at
DVR site.
This function is only available when CMS and
DVR site are logged in using accounts with
administrator authority.
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7.2
Camera Setting / Camera Info.
Configure Camera Setting
Camera setting can be configured by right clicking
on a site and select <Camera Setting>.
Camera viewing setting enables users to set the
display of Site Name, Channel Name, or Time on the
top-left corner of the image.
Camera sound notification enables preset sound file to be played when an
alert event occurs. It can be set via Site Base or Channel Base.
Setting via Channel Base
Select <Channel Base> from the menu and click <Load> to select a sound file.
Then click <OK> to save the setting. Next right click on a channel grid to
apply the sound setting by selecting <Sound Notification(On/Off)> from the
pull-down menu. Note a message window will arise if sound file is not
selected yet.
Quick Hot Key:
Click a channel grid and press the following keys:
 Ctrl + n: Sound Notification ON
 Ctrl + f: Sound Notification OFF
NOTE: The sound files selected will be saved in CMS folder
\Setting\SoundNotification\.
NOTE: On the top-left of the grid will show [SN] to indicate sound
notification is turned on.
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Setting via Site Base
Select <Site Base> from the menu and check the option <Sound Notification
enabled for All Channel> and/or <Same sound for all sites> as needed. Click
<Load> to select a sound file. Then click <OK> to save the setting. The sites
have the option <Same sound for all sites> checked will play the same sound,
and the latest set sound will be played.
Quick Hot Key:
1. Click a channel grid and press the following keys:
 Ctrl + Alt + n: Sound Notification ON for all sites
 Ctrl + Alt + f: Sound Notification OFF for all sites
2. Click a site in the Site Tree and press the following keys:
 Ctrl + Alt + n: Sound Notification ON for the selected sites
 Ctrl + Alt + f: Sound Notification OFF for the selected sites
View Camera Info
The Camera Info can be viewed both in CMS and CMS Player. Right click on
any channel grid and select <Camera Info.> from the pull-down menu to view
the information. Refer to the following for examples:
Camera Info of CMS
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Camera Info of CMS Player
7.3
Display Mode
The available display modes are single channel, 4-windows, 9-windows,
16-windows, 25-windows, 36-windows, 49-windows, 64-windows, 8-windows,
10-windows, and 13-windows.
There are two arrow buttons at the left and right hand sides of the screen, as
shown below. Click on the left arrow button to display images of the previous
page. On the other hand, click on the right arrow button to display images of
the next page.
To view in a single channel, double-click on the channel in the site tree or on
the grid.
To view in multiple-window mode, right-click on
the desired icon and a menu will be display as
on the right. The selections are described as the
following.
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Select from preview dialog
Choose this option and the picture as below will be shown. When the mouse
pointed to any item, the preview display will be shown on the right. Double
click on any item to display it on the viewing area.
Select from page number
Choose this option and the picture as on the right
will be shown. Select any page number to display
the chosen page on the viewing area. Since the
maximum channel connection is 512ch, the
choices of page numbers for 4-windows display
mode will be from 1 to 128. A control icon <X> is
provided to exit without selection.
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7.4
Zoom In/Out Control via Mouse
Both in CMS and CMS Player, zoom in/out can be easily controlled via mouse
scroll wheel. Either in CMS or CMS Player, click on any grid that users wish
to zoom in in the viewing area. Move the scroll wheel away from the user to
zoom in and a screen will appear like in the following picture.
On the upper left-hand corner will a zoom-in multiple will be shown. The
maximum multiple is X7. Also on the lower right-hand corner the position of
current viewing area will be displayed, shown as an inner white rectangle,
compared with the original screen, shown as an outer rectangle frame.
In addition, the viewing area can be dragged and moved by left-clicking and
holding the mouse while moving. On a zoomed-in screen, the mouse pointer
will change to
and when the mouse is clicked the pointer will become
to indicate that the image is dragged.
NOTE: This function is not available in Dome Camera Control mode.
Scrolling the wheel of the mouse will zoom in/out the camera lens of
the dome camera.
NOTE: This function will use up a lot of CPU resources. It is
recommended not to open too many programs at the same time to
avoid a crash of CPU.
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7.5
Sequence Display
To start displaying the sequence list, click on the <Sequence> icon to start
the sequence. The colour of the icon will change to red colour when the
sequence mode starts. The initial display mode will be what was set in
sequence setting (1*1, 2*2, 3*3, 4*4 or 5*5).
Another way to start displaying the sequence list is by right-clicking on the
sequence icon and a list will be displayed as shown below. Move the mouse
to any item and the preview window will be displayed on the right. This list
gives choices to users to begin displaying the sequence from any item.
Double click on the desired item to start sequence mode.
After the sequence is started, users can still change the split mode by
clicking on the display mode icons for 2*2, 3*3, 4*4 or 5*5. However, the
initial split mode set in <Sequence> will remain the same. Note that icons for
6*6, 7*7 or 8*8 will not be accessible because they are not allowed to be
shown in sequence mode.
The following functions are disabled in sequence mode:
1. Right click to see channel menu
2. Zoom In/Out
3. Drag and drop channels or sites to the display grids
4. Remove any channel grids on the display windows
NOTE: If users enabled the <Event Full Screen> and an event is
triggered while running the sequence, CMS will display event full
screen. The sequence will not resume until event full screen ends.
Click on the <Sequence> icon or the <Live> icon to exit the sequence mode.
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7.6
Adjust the Image
Both CMS and CMS player provide image adjustment function. Double-click
on a channel, then right click on it. Select <Image Adjustment> from the
pull-down menu, and the image adjustment window will be displayed. Users
can change the brightness, saturation, hue, and contrast of the channel.
NOTE: The <Image Adjustment> option will only be available when
viewing single-channel screen.
Click the <Default> button to reset the value to the original preset.
NOTE: The <Image Adjustment> function has no effect on the
recorded video. Whatever changes made to the <Image Adjustment>
will not be applied to the recorded video.
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7.7
Playback Recorded Video
This function allows CMS users to retrieve and play videos stored in the
connected DVR. Click on the <Playback> icon, a window will be displayed as
below. <Valid Time> indicates that the connected DVR starts recording from
a certain period of time and ends at a certain period of time.
The other way to display the above
windwo is to right click on the site in
the site tree and select <Playback>
 <Remote Playback> from the
pull-down menu.
Playback the video stored in HDD of the connected DVR
Follow steps below to playback the video stored in the connected DVR.
Step 1. First select <Playback> in “Function” area.
Step 2. Specify the starting time for playback in the “Selected time” area or
by moving the arrow of the slider bar at the bottom. Then click <OK>
to playback the video.
NOTE: The “Select time” and slider bar will show the stop
time from the last playback, if playback of video was
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previously accessed.
Save the *.drv files to the local computer
Follow steps below to save the video to the local computer.
Step 1. First select <Archive> in the “Function” area. Then the “Selected
channel” area will be available for users to choose desired channels.
Step 2. Specify the Start Time in the “Selected time” area and click <set
start> in the “Function” area. Then specify the End Time and click
<set end>. Alternatively, use the slider bar to select start time and
end time. Click <OK> and specify the filename of the DRV file. Then
CMS will start to download the video data. Close the <Archive>
window to exit.
Remote Playback of CMS Central Sites
If users selected remote playback of CMS Central sites, two extra options
will be displayed as below. When CMS Central is recording from the
connected DVRs, users can playback and archive directly from CMS Central.
The steps are the same as described above.
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Playback video stored in the HDD of local computer
If users wish to playback videos that have already been saved to the local
computer, please launch the CMS Player.
NOTE: The CMS Player can only be started through CMS. If users try
to start up the CMSPlayer.exe, an error message will be displayed.
There are two ways to launch the
CMS Player. One way is to click on
the
<CMS
Player>
icon.
Alternatively, right-click on a site in
the site tree and select <Playback>
 <Local Playback>.
Then CMS Player will be displayed. Click on the <Open Video File> icon as
marked below.
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The “Playback Search” window will be displayed as below. The following
steps will guide users to playback designated videos.
Step A. Select <CMS Data> and choose the CMS server & group.
Alternatively, select <DVR Data> and allocate a folder containing
DVR HDD files.
Step B. Select <Playback Video>.
Step C. Select the date of the designated videos. Today’s date is in a blue
box, the date with video data is highlighted in brown, and the
selected date is highlighted in blue.
Step D. For playback of CMS Data, select sites. Click on <+\-> to select or
deselect all sites. The selected site will change to grey colour. For
playback of DVR Data, there is no need to select sites, since it’s just
the DVR itself.
Step E. Scroll the slider bar to zoom in/out the displaying time.
Step F. Point the cursor at designated time and double-click to start
playback the video.
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Step G. Click on the <Open Video File> button to search for videos via the
file list. Users can also convert DRV files to AVI files here. Refer to
the next page for instruction of conversion.
NOTE: The recorded video of the IP camera can only be played back by
the CMS player. Some errors might occur if playing back with a DVR
player.
Convert *.drv files to *.avi files
Click on the <Open Video File> button in the “Playback Search” window, then
the “Select a folder” window will be displayed. On the top center of this
window, select <Convert To AVI> and double-click on the file which users
wish to convert. A “Conversion List” window will pop up and the file will be
added to the list. The other way to add files to the list is to right-click on the
file and select <Add To List> or <Add All To List>.
NOTE: The list can contain files from different folders.
The messages shown on the conversion list windows are very important. If
the duration of a DRV file is less than 3 seconds, the file will not be
successfully converted. In addition, a link is provided for users to download
and install video codec in order to playback the converted AVI files.
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If users wish to remove any file
from the conversion list,
right-click on the file and
select <Remove> or <Remove
All> to delete files from the
list. Click <Convert> to start
conversion of the files on the
list.
A small window will be displayed as on
the right to show the progress of
conversion. If users wish to terminate
the conversion, click <STOP> to abort.
If the conversion is aborted, the
status column will show “Break
Off” for the specific file aborted.
If the file failed to be converted,
the status column will show
“Fail”.
If the conversion is completed, the message as
on the right will be displayed. The converted
files will be stored in the folder specified in file
path setting of CMS Player.
For more information about other CMS Player operations, please refer to the
Appendix A.
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Install required codec to playback converted AVI files
In order to correctly play back converted AVI files, install the K-Lite Codec
Pack and select the codec options as described below.
1. Check <Mu-law, A-law> & <MS ADPCM> under <Other audio formats
(ffdshow)>.
2. Check <Microsoft> for <AVI splitter> under <DirectShow source filters:>.
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7.8
Configure the OSD Menu of the Connected Site
The OSD menu of the connected site contains a list of items that are used to
configure the connected site.
Right-click on the Site and select <Configuration>
to open the OSD menu.
When the mouse was not clicked or the keyboard
was not typed for 5 minutes, the configuration
window will be closed automatically.
The OSD menus for DVR, IP camera, and Video Server are different from
each other. Refer to the following for examples.
OSD Menu of a DVR
The pop-up window will show the OSD Menu of a DVR. Some items are not
available in CMS setting condition. Please refer to the user’s manual and
OSD setup manual of the DVR for detailed instruction.
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OSD Menu of a IP Camera
Clicking on the button <Link to WebPage> on the right at the bottom will
initiate a user´s default browser to access the IP Camera’s webpage. For
detail instruction of OSD Menu settings, please refer to the user’s manual of
the IP Camera.
OSD Menu of a Video Server
Please refer to User’s Manual of the Video Server for detail instruction.
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7.9
Search for Event Videos
CMS can playback and archive event videos stored in
connected DVR and CMS Central. Right click on the
Site and select <Event Search>, then the <Event
Search> window will be displayed.
Users can scroll down the event list to look for target
event video. If the connected DVR has installed the
POS module, users can either search by event or text.
Playback the event video from directly connected DVR
In <Search By Event> tab, select <Play Event> and double click on any item to
playback the event video. The <Search By Text> tab allows users to search
for text event videos of POS installed DVRs.
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Playback the event video from CMS Central
In the <Search By Event(DVR)> tab, users can search and playback the event
video stored in the DVR site. In the <Search By Event(Central)> tab, users can
search and playback the event video stored in CMS Central. The <Search By
Text> tab is the same as on the previous page, which retrieves data from the
DVR site.
NOTE: CMS Central does not support the <Search By Text> function.
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Archive the event video
Select <Archive Event> and press the “Ctrl” key to select multiple event
videos to be archived. The maximum items can be selected is 1,000, which is
the capacity of the list.
Click on <Start Archive> and an <Event Archive> window will pop up. The
progress bar shows current downloading position. The status column shows
the event is in “Archive”, “Wait”, or “Done” condition.
NOTE: The event archive or normal video archive for different sites
can be performed simultaneously.
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7.10
CMS Motion Detection
Users can set up motion detection at CMS site independently. Right-click on
a preferred grid and select <Intelligent Surveillance>  <Motion Detection>
from the pull-down menu.
The motion detection setting window will be shown as below.
Users can choose to monitor the complete screen or select up to 8 boxed
areas after clicking on <Regional>. Click on <Clear> button to delete all
selected areas. Alternatively, right-click on any selected area to delete it
individually.
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Refer to the following for description of motion detection settings.
Enable Function: Check on it to start monitor motion detection.
Motion recording: Check on it and CMS will record event video when motion
is detected. The length of event video will follow <Event Recording Duration>
specified in Event setting.
Show Motion Detection Region: Check on it to display the detection area
visually on the monitoring screen. The boxes will also be captured and
displayed on the snapshot images.
Start Simulation: Click on it to start simulating motion detection. As shown
above, red boxes will mark the motion areas.
Stop Simulation: Click on it to stop simulation.
Sensitivity: Set up a desired sensitivity level.
Click on <OK> to apply the settings, or click on <Cancel> to disregard and
return to Live mode.
NOTE: When motion alert is triggered, an alert icon “
displayed at bottom-left of the grid.
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Missing/Foreign Object Detection
The purpose of Missing/Foreign Object Detection function is for users to
keep an eye on the important objects and areas. Right-click on a preferred
grid and select <Intelligent Surveillance>  <Missing/Foreign Object
Detection> from the pull-down menu.
The object detected search window will be shown as below.
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Users can set up up to 8 monitoring areas. Click on <Clear All> button to
delete all boxes. Alternatively, right-click on any single box to delete it
individually.
Sensitivity: Set up a desired sensitivity level.
Interval: The time specified here is for determining the lost of objects. If an
object is removed from the selected areas for more than the time specified
here, lost of object alert will be triggered.
Enable Function: Check on it to enable missing/foreign object detection.
Show Region: Check on it to display the detection area visually on the
monitoring screen. The boxes will also be captured and displayed on the
snapshot images.
Clear All: Click on it to clear all selected boxes.
Apply: Click on it to save and apply settings in the configuration section.
Start Simulation: Click on it to start simulating object detection. As shown in
the previous page, green boxes will mark the lost of objects.
Stop Simulation: Click on it to stop simulation.
Live: Click on it to restore the Video Preview frame to live image.
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Lost of Object Alerts
When lost of object alerts are detected, restore the object detected search
window and the list on the left-hand side will show area number and time of
the lost of object alerts.
If the connected site is a DVR, double-click on any item to playback video that
is 15 seconds before the alert triggered. However, if the video is not added to
the database yet, an error message will be displayed.
NOTE: Only the configuration of area positions, sensitivity, and interval
will be permanently saved. The default image will be replaced by the
initial image every time when CMS restarts. Therefore, please check
the configuration every time CMS starts up.
NOTE: CMS Player also has a Missing/Foreign Object Detection
function, and it is slightly different from what is in CMS. Refer to the
appendix A for more details.
Click on <OK> to apply the settings, or click on <Cancel> to disregard and
return to Live mode. The selected boxes will not be shown on the live
monitoring screen.
NOTE: The “Motion Detection” function and “Missing/Foreign Object
Detection” function can be enabled simultaneously.
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7.12
Counting Application (PRO Version Only)
Counting Application enables users to keep tracks of object entrance/exit at
designated positions. Right-click on a preferred grid and select <Intelligent
Surveillance>  <Counting Application> from the pull-down menu.
The counting application setting window will be shown as below.
Refer to the following for a description of the counting application settings.
Enable Function: Check on it to enable counting application.
Show Virtual Line: Check on it to display the virtual line on Live monitoring
display.
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Virtual Line: Click to select this and users can
draw virtual lines at preferred positions. After a
virtual line is drawn, a window will pop up as
shown on the right. Users have to define the
In/Out direction and the monitoring type. A
maximum of 10 virtual lines can be defined for
each camera.
Object Size: After the virtual line is drawn, users need to define the size of
the detected object. Click and drag the mouse to define a preferred object
size.
Recounting Interval: Users need to specify the duration of the time segment.
The In/Out counting numbers will be reset for each time segment.
Start Simulation: Click on it to start simulating the counting application. The
In/Out counter will show numbers of detections.
Stop Simulation: Click on it to stop the simulation.
Clear All: Click on it to clear all defined virtual lines and the object size box.
Sensitivity: Set up a preferred sensitivity level.
Show Log: Check on it and the log will be
displayed as shown on the right.
Clear Log: Click on it to clear the log.
Click on <OK> to apply the settings, or click
on <Cancel> to disregard and return to Live
mode.
NOTE: The Counting Application function is also available in CMS
Player. The setting options are exactly the same as in CMS.
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7.13
Cross Line Alert (PRO Version Only)
Users can use the Cross Line Alert function to monitor a prohibited
entrance/exit at a designated boundary line. Right-click on a preferred grid
and select <Intelligent Surveillance>  <Cross Line Alert> from the pull
-own menu.
The cross line alert setting window will be shown as below.
Enable Function: Check on it to enable the cross line alert function.
Show Virtual Line: Check on it to display the virtual line on the Live
monitoring display.
Record: Check on it to trigger the event recording whenever a cross line
alert is detected.
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Virtual Line: Click to select this and users can
draw virtual lines at preferred positions. After a
virtual line is drawn, a window will pop up as
shown on the right. Users have to define the
In/Out direction and the monitoring type. A
maximum of 10 virtual lines can be defined for
each camera.
Object Size: After the virtual line is drawn, users need to define the size of
the detected object. Click and drag the mouse to define a preferred object
size.
Start Simulation: Click on it to start simulating the counting application. The
In/Out counter will show numbers of detections.
Stop Simulation: Click on it to stop simulation.
Clear All: Click on it to clear all defined virtual lines and the object size box.
Sensitivity: Set up a preferred sensitivity level.
Click on <OK> to apply the settings, or click on <Cancel> to disregard and
return to Live mode.
NOTE: When a cross line alert is triggered, an alert icon “
displayed at bottom-left of the grid.
” will be
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7.14
Take a Snapshot
The Snapshot function is a simple screen capture tool. When users click on
the <Snapshot> icon, it will capture the screenshot of the window that users
are currently viewing. Users can save the screenshots to the default path
“\CMS\Snapshot\” or the folder that users have previously set in the file path.
Please refer to <Setup the File Path> for more information about changing
the file paths.
There are 2 ways to take the snapshot.
One is to click on the <Snapshot> icon,
and the snapshot window will be
displayed. Select <OK> to save the file.
The other way is to right-click on the
window and to select <Snapshot>. Note
that it will only capture the image of
the selected channel. The file will be
saved without displaying the image.
NOTE: The default image format is *.jpg. If users selected more than
one file type and took the snapshot, users will get more than one file
of the same snapshot image.
Please go to <Settings> to set up the snapshot file type.
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7.15
2-Way Audio Talk
2-way audio talk function enables users to communicate with the camera
side. Currently the only supported camera type is GCI-H0503B and a Video
Server.
Right-click on the channel and select
<Talk(On/Off)> from the pull-down menu.
If the talk function is successfully enabled,
“Talk” will be shown on a buttom left of the
image. Users can speak through the
microphone now to communicate with the
camera side.
Currently the supported 2-way audio types are:
Camera Type
Audio Type
Video Server
PCM audio type
GCI-H0503B
ALaw and uLaw audio type
NOTE: RTP OVER RTSP Stream Protocol of GCI-H0503B and all other
audio types currently do not support 2-way audio.
NOTE: The communication mode is one to one. The Broadcasting
function currently is not available.
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7.16
Instant Record Function
While the videos are usually recorded to the connected DVR, users can also
choose to instantly record current “Live” or “Playback” videos to the local
computer.
Right click on the Site and select <Start
Recording> to start recording, and
select <Stop Recording> to stop
recording.
If time difference between CMS and the
recording site is more than 1 day, a
message will be displayed as below.
When the channels are being recorded, the title of the channels will show a
capital letter “R” ( ) at the end. The recorded files will be saved to the
default folder “\CMS\Record\”.
If users want to switch between Live/Playback modes while CMS is recording
videos, the recoding has to be terminated. A message dialog will be
displayed for confirmation.
NOTE: In case of switching from “Live” mode to “Playback” mode, the
recording will be resumed from stopping point once “Playback” mode
is ended and returns to “Live” mode.
NOTE: If the connection to the recording site is disturbed and then
reconnected, the recording will be terminated without resumption.
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7.17
Dome Setting / Dome Control
Users can also set/control the dome camera in CMS. Right-click on the
channel where a dome camera is properly installed. Refer to the following
picture to see how they look like.
Dome Setting:
Select <Dome Setting> to set up the Dome ID or Dome Protocol. Note that
the changed dome protocol at this interface is only temporary. To
permanently change the dome protocol, please modify it in the configuration.
Dome Control:
The function of each button on the <Dome Control> panel is described below.
A.F. (Auto Focus)
Click on
to focus the camera automatically.
Set/Go Preset Point
Click on
to set a present point, and
to go to the preset point.
ID
Click on
to set up the Dome ID/Protocol. This function resembles the
<Dome Setting>.
Focus
This is used to manually focus on the objects. Click on the <Focus Near> /
<Focus Far> icons to adjust the focus.
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Iris
This is used to set up the iris. Click on the <Iris Open> icon let in more light,
or the <Iris Close> icon to reduce the light.
Zoom
This is used to zoom in/ out to the object. Click on the <Zoom In> / <Zoom
Out> icons to adjust. It can also be adjusted by scrolling the wheel of the
mouse. The CMS zoom function will be disabled in dome camera control
mode. Scroll towards the user to zoom out and away from the user to zoom
in.
Direction Button
Click on the arrows to pan and/or tilt the dome camera.
Speed Slider Bar
The slider bar is used to adjust the speed of the pan/tilt movement. 0 is the
slowest and 100 is the fastest.
Mouse Control
If the mouse is moved to the top/ bottom/
left/ right edge of the scren, a red
triangle as in the picture on the right will
show up. At this time left-clicking the
mouse can move the screen towards the
direction where the red triangle points
to. Zoom In/ Out by using the scroll wheel
of the mouse.
NOTE: The <Dome Control> panel is different if the dome camera is
connected through a Video Server. Refer to the following figures for
detailed information.
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There is an extra button (as circled in the
picture on the right) that allows users to enter
and edit the OSD setup menu of the Video
Server Camera.
Click on <Enter> at the center of the button to
display the OSD setup menu on the camera
screen. Then click on the arrows to make
selection and changes.
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7.18
Schedule Record Function
Users can schedule a specific time to record the videos to the local computer.
Schedule Record window will be displayed after clicked on the <Schedule
Record> icon.
The current setting site will be shown on the top of the Schedule Record
window, as circled in the picture below. Alternatively, users can click on the
<Select All> or <Clear All> buttons to set up all sites to always record or
always not record at once.
The scroll-down menu circled below shows the recording types.
<OFF>
Select this to switch off the schedule record function.
<NORMAL AND EVENT>
Schedule to record both the normal and event videos within the selected
time frame.
<EVENT ONLY>
Schedule to record only the event videos within the selected time frame.
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The scroll-down menu circled below shows the selecting options.
<SELECT CELL>
Choose this to select any cell from the table.
<CLEAR CELL>
Choose this to clear any cell from the table.
<SELECT ALL CELL>
Choose this to select all cells from the table.
<CLEAR ALL CELL>
Choose this to clear all cells from the table.
Follow the steps below for an example of setting a schedule record for CMS.
Schedule Recording Times
Step 1. Select a site or a channel from the box on the right by a single click.
When a site is selected, the same setting of schedule record will be
applied to all channels. Click on a channel to set a unique schedule
record for the particular channel. In this example, the schedule of a
site will be set. Select a site in box 1, and set the recording option to
<NORMAL AND EVENT> in box 2.
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Step 2. Assuming that the site will be scheduled to start recording video
from 2:00 to 4:30 on Tuesday and Wednesday. Since the duration of
each cell is 30 minutes, click on the cell under 02 for Tuesday and
drag to the cell under 04 for Wednesday; and the colour of the cells
will be changed to purple indicating that both normal and event
videos are going to be recorded during the selected times.
Step 3. After the time frames are selected, click <OK> to save and exit the
Schedule Record window.
Cancel Scheduled Recording Times
If users want to cancel a time frame from selected schedule, for instance,
3:00~3:30, set the selecting option to <CLEAR CELL> in box 1. Click and drag
the cells under 03 from Tuesday to Wednesday. The cells will be blank which
indicates that CMS is not going to record anything. Click on <OK> to save and
exit the Schedule Record window.
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Select/Clear All Cell
If users want to set the schedule to record at all times, click on the circled
blank cell located on top left corner of the table or set the selecting option to
<SELECT ALL CELL>. If users want to reset the schedule of the site, set the
selecting option to <CLEAR ALL CELL>. Click on <OK> to save and exit
Schedule Record window.
Select/Clear Cell by Date/Time
Another way to select or clear the time frame is by clicking on the Day or
Time tabs. For example, when users click on the <Tue> tab, the colour of all
Tuesday cells will be changed and the site is scheduled to record normal and
event videos every Tuesday. When users click on 5:00~5:30 tab, the colour of
all 5:00~5:30 from Monday to Sunday will be changed. Click on <OK> to save
and exit Schedule Record window.
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Special Schedule of a Specific Date
If users wish to set up a special schedule for a specific date, simply select a
date from the pull-down menu of <Holiday Setup> and click on the <Add>
button. At the bottom of the <Schedule Record> window, users can find a
new row of the added date as shown below. Set up the schedule for that date,
and the schedule record will only run once for that special day.
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7.19
E-MAP Function
E-MAP is a function that allows users to illustrate the positions of the
cameras on a self-selected image. Click on the <Emap> icon to open the
E-MAP window. Please follow the steps below to set up the E-MAP.
Step 1. First load an image file by clicking on the <Load Image> icon.
NOTE: The image shown in the window is the default picture.
It will only be available when default is installed.
Step 2. The figure below is the Load Image window to add or delete images,
and undo or confirm settings. Click on <Add> to add an image. Note
that E-MAP only supports *.bmp, *.jpg, and *.gif files.
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Step 3. After the image is added, the filename of the image will be displayed
on the list. Index indicates the order, starting from “0”, of the files.
After the image is loaded, click <Ok> to confirm and save the setting.
Step 4. Select the image file that was loaded to E-MAP from the scroll menu
<Please Select Image>.
Step 5. The chosen image will be displayed in the E-MAP main window. The
image of a grocery store is used in the following example. Drag and
drop a channel from the site tree to any desired position of the
image.
Right-click on a camera icon can remove it or
rotate its pointing direction, including North,
Northeast, East, Southeast, South, Southwest,
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West and Northwest.
Step 6. When the mouse pointer moves over a camera icon in the image, an
information dialog box will be displayed as in the picture below
marked with #1.
Double-clicking on any camera will display the live preview image of
the camera. When a camera icon is clicked, the camera live preview
window will be highlighted if it has been displayed, as in the picture
above marked with #2. Otherwise, the corresponding channel in the
site tree will be highlighted as shown in picture below.
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NOTE: The camera live preview window is limited up to three
instances at the same time.
Step 7. Right-click on the camera preview window to display the camera
control menu. The menu items include: Snapshot, Talk(On/Off),
Dome Setting, Dome Control, Sound Notification(On/Off), and
Camera Info.
Camera Icons
There are three different types of camera icons in E-MAP: dome camera,
fixed camera, and alert icons.
Dome Camera icon
Fixed Camera icon
Alert icon
The Dome camera icon will be displayed when the selected camera is a PTZ
(pan/tilt/zoom) dome camera, i.e. GCI-C0735P and GCI-C0745P. The Fixed
Camera icon will be displayed when the selected camera is a fixed camera.
The Alert icon will be displayed when an alert is triggered to the camera on
the image. The alert icon will blink to attract attention.
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Change the Emap Size
Users can adjust the display size of the image on E-MAP by clicking on the
icons described as below.
<Original>: To display the original size of the image.
<Double>: To double the size of current displayed image.
<Half>: To reduce the current displayed image size by one half.
<Fill>: To adjust the image to fit the display window (refer to the picture on
the right).
NOTE: If there is no image file loaded on the Emap window, an error
message will be shown when clicking on any of the four buttons
above.
NOTE: When the image is very large, or when users cannot see the
entire image in the display window on the right, click on a channel in
the site tree and the E-MAP will automatically move to the location of
the selected channel.
The Google Map Function
With the Google Map function, users can mark the locations of loaded emaps
on Google map. Refer to the steps below for details.
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Step A. Click on the <Google map> icon and Google map will be displayed.
Step B. The loaded emaps will be listed here.
Step C. Type the name of the location and click on <Search>. If Google map
is able to find the target location, it will be shown at the center of the
Google map. The display size of the Google map will not be changed.
Step D. Click on the directional icons to move the Google map to preferred
directions. Click on the center icon to return to the last view.
Step E. Click on +/− to magnify/shrink the display size of the Google map.
Alternatively, drag the slider bar to select a preferred display size.
Step F. Select a preferred type of the Google map. “Hybrid” is the mixture of
a pure map and a Satellite map.
Step G. Click and drag the emaps to the target locations. A balloon with a
letter will be displayed to mark the location of each emap. Users can
always click and drag balloons to change their locations. Right -lick
on any balloon and select <Remove this map> to delete the mark.
NOTE: Double-click on any balloon and the emap will be displayed.
Alternatively, the emap can also be restored via double-clicking on the
emap icon listed in the site tree.
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7.20
Health Function
This is a function that verifies the HDD status of the DVR sites in the current
connected group. Click on the <Health> icon and a progress bar will be
shown to indicate that the information is being retrieved. The following
picture is an example. Note that if IP cameras do not have a connected HDD,
they will not be shown in the chart.
The information items shown in the chart are described below:
Device Name
This item shows the model name of the HDD.
Internal/External
This item indicates whether the HDD is an internal or external device.
Total Size
This item indicates the total size of the HDD.
Active/Non Active
This item indicates whether the HDD is active or non-active.
Temperature
This item indicates the current temperature of the HDD in Celsius degree.
NOTE: Temperature data is not retrievable for some specific models.
In the Temperature column, it will show “Not available”.
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7.21
Lock Function
The Lock function allows users to protect CMS from unauthorized use when
there is need to be away from the computer for a while. Closing CMS is not
allowed and other functions will be limited as described below.
Click on the <Lock> icon and a confirmation
message will be displayed as on the right.
Click “Yes” to confirm.
After users clicked “Yes”, the icon will be
changed to show that CMS is currently being
locked. When users click unlock, the window
as shown on the right will be displayed for
users to enter the username and password to
unlock.
To unlock, the following are two scenarios:
Login Account
Unlock Account
Note
1 User
- Login User
- Any Administrator
The access authority will still
be the User’s limit.
2 Administrator
- Login Administrator
If the password is changed,
use a new password to
unlock.
When CMS is locked, windows control will be as the following two types:
Type
1 Setting
Example
Windows Control
Setting, Schedule
Record, Emap,
Dome Control, etc
The windows will be closed without
saving changes. It is recommended to
save settings before locking up CMS.
2 Monitoring Archive, Alert, etc.
It is not allowed to close the window
but just to minimize it.
NOTE: If CMS is forced to be closed while it is locked, the CMS system
will still be locked when it is started up again.
NOTE: If the password of the current login account is changed, use
the new password to unlock.
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Joystick Control Function
When a joystick is connected, it can
work in Mouse Control mode and Dome
Camera Control mode. Refer to the
picture on the right for a sample of a
joystick. The requirement of the joystick
is as the following:
1.
2.
12 buttons
X, Y, and Z axis
Press button “8” to change between
mouse or dome camera control modes.
However, if the selected camera is not a
dome camera, the joystick can only be
in Mouse Control mode.
NOTE: Only the first launched CMS server can use joystick control
function.
When CMS detects an available joystick, the CMS
icon in the system tray icon will change to a joystick
icon. In addition, a message will be shown to tell the
current control mode: mouse control or dome
camera control. Right-click on the joystick icon and a
menu will be shown as on the right. Select <Joystick
control (On/Off)> to switch on/off joystick control.
Select <Show joystick function> will display a hint screen showing functions
of the keys according to the control mode, either mouse control or dome
camera control.
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Whenever the joystick control mode changes, a message will be shown at the
system tray to inform users. Refer to the following tables for the controlling
options:
Under Mouse Control Mode
X axis Left / Right movement
Y axis
Up / Down movement
Z axis
Clockwise to speed up; Counterclockwise to slow down
movement
8
Change to Dome Camera Control mode
11
Left-clicking key
12
Right-clicking key
Under Dome Camera Control Mode
X axis Move dome / OSD menu selecting left or right
Y axis
Move dome / OSD menu selecting up or down
Z axis Clockwise to zoom in; Counterclockwise to zoom out
1
Slow down movement
2
Speed up movement
3
Focus Far
4
Focus Near
5
Iris Close
6
Iris Open
7
Auto / Manual Focus
8
Change to Dome Camera Control mode
9
Enter OSD Menu (IP Dome)
10
Function as ENTER key in OSD Menu (IP Dome)
11-12
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No function
Appendix A: CMS Player
CMS Player is a compact version of the standard DVR Player. When multiple CMS
instances are opened in multiple monitors, each CMS can launch 1 CMS Player. The main
window of CMS Player is shown below with the name of the buttons.
1
Slider Bar
2
Playback Speed Indicator
3
Site Tree
4
Audio
5
Display Modes: 2X2, 3X3, 4X4, and FULL SCREEN
6
Open Video File, Frame View Setting, File Path Setting, and Snapshot
7
Playback Controls: Fast/Step Backward, Play/Pause, and Fast/Step Forward
The usage and function of each button will be described in the following paragraphs.
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Slider Bar
Click and drag the bar to search through the video.
▼Slider Bar
Playback Speed Indicator▲
Playback Speed Indicator
The Speed Indicator shows playback speed in forward or backward direction.
 “>” indicates forward playback while “<” indicates backward playback.
 The playback speed can be *1, *2, *4, *8, *16, or *32.
Site Tree
The site tree shows the channels of the opened DRV file.
Double-click on a channel to view the selected channel in one
screen. By right-clicking on the site tree users can choose to
expand or collapse the site tree.
Audio
Click on the <Audio> icon located underneath the site tree to
enable or disable the audio of the opened DRV file.
Display Modes
Click on the <2X2>, <3X3>, or <4X4> icons to view the camera images in multiple window
mode. Clicking on the <FULL SCREEN> icon will enlarge the CMS Player window to fit the
full screen. Click on the <FULL SCREEN> icon again or press <Esc> key on the keyboard to
return to normal screen mode.
NOTE: Image Adjustment and Camera Info are described in the previous sections.
Missing/Foreign Object Detection will be introduced later on.
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Open Video File
Click on the <Open Video File> icon to display the “Playback Search” window. Users are
allowed to playback, export, or delete videos. The instruction of video playback is
illustrated in section Playback Recorded Video. The following will be details about video
exportation and deletion.
Export Video:
Refer to below for steps of video exportation.
Step A. Select <CMS Data> and choose the CMS server & group. Alternatively, select
<DVR Data> and allocate a folder containing DVR HDD files.
Step B. Select <Export Video>.
Step C. Select the date of the designated videos. Today’s date is in a blue box, the date
with video data is highlighted in brown, and the selected date is highlighted in
blue.
Step D. Click and drag the cursor to select the designated videos.
Step E. The start and end time of the selected video will be displayed here.
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Step F. Click on the <Start> button. A window will pop up, and users are allowed to enter
a filename and select the video type (AVI or DRV) through the window. Then click
on <Save> to start the exportation.
Delete Video:
Only when the current CMS login account is in the admin group, will the video deletion
function be available. Refer to the following for step by step instruction.
Step A. Select <CMS Data> and choose CMS server & group. Note that DVR data does not
support purge function.
Step B. Select <Purge>.
Step C. Select the date of the designated videos. Today’s date is in a blue box, the date
with video data is highlighted in brown, and the selected date is highlighted in
blue.
Step D. Click and drag the cursor to select the designated videos.
Step E. The start and end time of the selected video will be displayed here.
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Step F. Click on the <Start> button and a confirmation dialog will be displayed. Enter the
correct username and password to start the deletion.
Event List:
In addition, users can also playback and export
event videos via searching through the event list.
Click on the <Event List> button on the upper right
hand corner of the “Playback Search” window. The
“Event List” window will be displayed as on the
right. Refer to below for the instruction.
First set searching criteria in Box A and click on
the <Search> button. The event videos satisfying
the searching criteria will be listed in Box B. If the
list contains more than 1000 event videos, click on
the <Previous> and <Next> buttons in Box D to see
more selections.
In Box C, users can choose to playback or export
event videos. Select <Play Event> and double-click
on any item in Box B to playback the event video.
Alternatively, select <Export event> and a <Start>
button will appear at the bottom. Press the Ctrl
key to select multiple files and click on the <Start>
button to begin exporting the event video(s).
NOTE: For event search of DVR data, the <CMS>, <Group> and <Site> in Box A will
be inaccessible.
Video Type Display:
The chart in the middle of the “Playback Search” window allows users to assign unique
colour displays to represent different types of video data. Double-click on any cell under
the “Colour” column and choose a preferred colour to represent the corresponding video
type.
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Frame View Setting
Users can choose to show/hide the time and alert text
on the video.
Click on the <Frame View Setting> icon, and the View
Setting window will be displayed. Check <Show Time>,
and the time will be shown on the screen. Check <Show
Frame State>, and the alert icon will be displayed at
bottom-left. Uncheck to hide the information.
File Path Setting
Click on the <File Path Setting> icon to preset file paths for AVI conversion files and
snapshot files. Click on <Browse> to select desired folders. In addition, the file type of the
snapshot pictures can also be selected: Bmp, Jpg, Gif, or Tif formats. After the settings are
selected, click on <Save> to save.
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Snapshot
Click on the <Snapshot> icon to capture a snapshot of the screen. When the snapshot
window is opened, users can choose to rename the filename or leave it as it is. Click on
<OK> to save the snapshot or <CANCEL> to discard it.
Playback Controls
Play/Pause:
Click on
to start playing back the video. The icon will change to
video is now playing. Click on
to pause playing back the video.
showing that the
Fast/Step Backward:
Click on
to play the video fast backward. When the playback of the video is paused,
click on this icon to move one step backward.
Fast/Step Forward:
Click on
to play the video fast forward. When the playback of the video is paused, click
on this icon to move one step forward.
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Missing/Foreign Object Detection
Right-click on any grid with video and select the option
<Missing/Foreign Object Detection>. The basic
configuration of the Missing/Foreign Object Detection
function in the CMS Player is the same as what is in
CMS. Please refer to section Missing/Foreign Object
Detection for more details. This section will introduce
the different parts of the Missing/Foreign Object
Detection function in the CMS Player.
Quick Search: Click on it to quick-skim through the video for object search of the selected
area(s). The list will be filled when foreign or lost object alert(s) are found.
Stop Quick Search: Click on it to stop the quick search.
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Assign a Channel to Certain Grid
Similar to CMS, CMS Player also allows users to assign any channel in the site tree to any
grid of the CMS Player main window. Follow the steps below to complete the assignment.
Step 1: Click and hold the channel which users want.
Step 2: Drag and drop it onto the window that users want to assign in.
Resort/Remove Displaying Grid
Right-click on any channel and select <Re-sort> to
restore the original layout.
In addition, users can also remove any channel by
right-clicking on the grid and select <Remove>.
Alternatively, users can select any grid and press
<Delete> key on the keyboard to remove the channel.
NOTE: Selecting <Re-sort> will restore the removed channels, or users can add a
channel back to any grid via drag and drop.
Image Adjustment
The Image adjustment function in the CMS Player is the
same as in CMS. Please refer to section Adjust the
Image for more details.
Camera Info
The Camera Info function in the CMS Player is the same as in CMS. Please refer to section
Camera Setting / Camera Info for more details.
Counting Application (PRO Version Only)
The Counting Application function in the CMS Player is the same as in CMS. Please refer to
section Counting Application (PRO Version Only) for more details.
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Appendix B: Troubleshooting
The following are some common situations when users are having difficulty with the CMS
server.
1. CMS server does not work properly. How can it be recovered or where can I ask for
help?
Please try the following ways to recover it first.
A. Please check if the computer meets the system requirements.
B. If CMS automatically closes when it is starting up or connecting to sites, please
send the files stored in \CMS\Setting\ under improper operation condition.
Afterwards, re-install CMS and check to install Default Setting during installation.
Remember not to import old setting files. This will tell whether the old setting
data are corrupted.
C. If CMS cannot successfully connect to sites, check the following.
 Confirm IP, port, username, and password of the site. Users can connect to
the site via IE browser to verify the site exists and is connectable.
 Close the firewall and virus scan software and try to connect again. If the
problem is due to the firewall or virus scan software, please change their
settings.
 If the connection still fails, please send the IP address to one of our
engineers.
NOTE: When users need to ask for an engineer’s help, please send a copy of
the files stored in \CMS\Log\ as well.
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2. CMS server takes up too much HDD space.
We have found that the preset of the virus scan software “NOD32” will automatically
create a temporary file under the windows system temporary folder when CMS
connects to sites. This temporary file will automatically increase the size which
causes the HDD to lack space.
Please go to the control center of the NOD32 and disable IMON. Then the problem
should be resolved. The following pictures are examples.
3. The PC crashed while playing back the AVI file exported from the DVR or converted by
the CMS Player.
Click the <Start Menu> and select <Run>. Then input “cmd regsvr32 /u shmedia.dll”
and click <OK>. Playback the AVI file again and the problem shall be solved.
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