iVMS-4500 (Android) Mobile Client Software User Manual

iVMS-4500 (Android) Mobile Client Software User Manual
iVMS-4500 (Android)
Mobile Client Software
User Manual (V3.1)
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iVMS-4500 (Android) Mobile Client Software
Thank you for purchasing our product. This manual applies to iVMS-4500 (Android)
V3.1 mobile client software; please read it carefully for the better use of this
software.
The contents in this manual are subject to change without notice.
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Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction...................................................................................................................... 3
1.1 Overview ............................................................................................................................. 3
1.2 System Requirements.......................................................................................................... 3
1.3 Conventions......................................................................................................................... 3
Chapter 2 Installing and Uninstalling the Software ........................................................................... 4
2.1 Installing the Software ........................................................................................................ 4
2.2 Uninstalling the Software .................................................................................................... 4
Chapter 3 Running the Software ....................................................................................................... 5
3.1 Interfaces Introduction........................................................................................................ 5
3.2 Password Protection............................................................................................................ 6
Chapter 4 Device Management ...................................................................................................... 10
4.1 Adding a Device ................................................................................................................. 10
4.2 Modifying a Device............................................................................................................ 12
4.3 Deleting a Device............................................................................................................... 13
Chapter 5 Live View ........................................................................................................................ 15
Chapter 6 Playback.......................................................................................................................... 25
Chapter 7 Others ............................................................................................................................. 29
Appendix ......................................................................................................................................... 30
Version History ........................................................................................................................ 30
Troubleshooting ...................................................................................................................... 30
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Chapter 1 Introduction
1.1 Overview
iVMS-4500 (Android) V3.1 mobile client software, which is designed for the mobile
phone on the basis of Android OS (Version 2.3 or higher), can be used to remotely
monitor the live video from embedded DVR, NVR, network camera, network speed
dome and encoder via wireless network, play back record files, control alarm output
and realize PTZ control as well.
With this software installed in your mobile phone, you are able to log onto the
front-end device via Wi-Fi or 3G; besides, if there is no public IP available for the
device, it’s accessible by using a dynamic domain name, or by mapping ports to the
public IP of router.
Notes:
1. Wi-Fi or 3G access service must be supported by the phone.
2. Network traffic charges may be produced during the use of this client software.
Please refer to the local ISP.
1.2 System Requirements
The mobile phone should be based on Android OS (version 2.3 or higher).
Note: The mobile phone with resolution of 480*800, 480*854, 960*540, 1280*720
or 800*1280 is supported.
1.3 Conventions
In order to simplify the description, we define the “iVMS-4500 (Android) V3.1 mobile
client software” as “software” and “DVR, NVR, encoder, network camera and
network speed dome” as “device” in the following chapters.
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Chapter 2 Installing and Uninstalling the Software
2.1 Installing the Software
Steps:
1. Log onto the Google Play.
2. Enter “iVMS-4500” to search the mobile client software.
3. Select the iVMS-4500 software, download and install it to your phone.
4. After having installed the software successfully, you can click
icon to start
the software.
2.2 Uninstalling the Software
Steps:
1. Enter the Application Management interface of your mobile phone (e.g.,
Settings > Apps).
Note: The path for entering the Application Management interface varies
depending on the Android OS version of your phone.
2. Click the software icon.
3. In the App info interface of the software, click Uninstall button and then click OK
button to uninstall the software.
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Chapter 3 Running the Software
After having installed the software successfully, click
icon to run the software.
3.1 Interfaces Introduction
The software has four main functions, including Live View, Remote Playback, Device
Management and Configuration.
You can click
to activate the main menu.
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Description of Main Menu
Menu
Descriptions
Live View
Live view, PTZ control, alarm outputs management, etc.
Remote Playback
Play back the recorded files.
Devices
Display device list, add/delete/modify device, view
device information, etc.
Configuration
Configure password protection and software update and
email feedback.
View software’s version information, quick operation
guide and main features.
3.2 Password Protection
With the password protection enabled, then only the user that has the password can
access the software.
Task 1: Enable Password Protection
Steps:
1. Click
and select
to enter the Configuration interface.
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2. Click
to enter the password settings interface.
3. Enter the password for the software and confirm it to activate the password
protection.
Note: The length of the password should be between 1 and 10.
Next time, if you want to run the software after closing the software, you need to
enter the password to log in first.
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Task 2: Modify the Password
Click
and enter corresponding information to modify the password.
Task 3: Disable Password Protection
Steps:
1. Click
to disable the password protection.
2. Enter the password to confirm the settings.
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Chapter 4 Device Management
4.1 Adding a Device
You need to add a device firstly that all operations such as live view, playback and
device management can be accessible.
Note: The
is a demo added by default when you run the software for the
first time. You can view the live video (refer to Chapter 5) and play back the record
files (refer to Chapter 6) of the demo. And you can also modify the demo (refer to
Chapter 4.2) or remove the demo (refer to Chapter 4.3).
Steps:
1. Click
and select
to enter the Device Management interface.
2. Click
to add a new device.
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3. Edit the device name in the Alias field.
4. Click the Register Mode item to select the register mode of the device to HiDDNS,
IP/Domain, or IP Server, and configure the corresponding settings.
HiDDNS: When the device is registered on the HiDDNS server, you need to enter
the HiDDNS server address and the device domain name registered on the server.
IP/Domain: You can access the device through fixed IP address or domain name.
You need to edit the IP address or domain address and the port of the device.
IP Server: You can access the device through IP Server. You need to set the IP
Server address, and device identifier which is the device name or device serial
No..
5. Enter the login user name and password of the device to be added.
6. Click
to confirm the settings.
Notes:
1) If the device is successfully added, the software can obtain the camera
information of the device.
2) Up to 100 devices can be added.
3) You can click
to live view the newly added device. Please
refer to Chapter 5 for detailed operation about live view.
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Click
to return to the Device Management interface. The successfully added new
device will be displayed in the Device Management interface.
4.2 Modifying a Device
Steps:
1. In the Device Management interface, select a device and click the device item to
view its parameters.
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2. Click
and then you can modify the parameters of the device according to
actual needs.
3. Click
4. Click
to save the modification.
to return to the Device Management interface.
4.3 Deleting a Device
In the Device Management interface, select a device and long press it to activate the
deletion window. Click
button to delete the selected device.
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Chapter 5 Live View
After the device is successfully added, you can view live video from the devices,
enable or disable the alarm output of the device and control PTZ movement as well.
Note: The alarm output and PTZ control should be supported by the added device.
Click
and select
to enter the Live View interface. The screen will be
displayed in 1-division mode by default.
Description of Icons:
Icons
Descriptions
Capture picture of the
selected live view window
Set image quality to Clear,
Balanced, Fluent or
Customized
/
Start / stop two-way audio
/
Mute/Audio on
Note: You can click
Icons
Descriptions
PTZ control
Stop all the live view
/
to show the hidden icons and click
Start Live View
Steps:
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Enable / disable alarm
output management
Digital zoom
to hide them.
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1. Click
to display the added device list. Click a device node to list all the
cameras under it.
Note: The name of the camera under the device is obtained from the device.
2. Check
checkbox in the device item to select all the cameras under it, or check
checkbox in the camera item to select the specific camera as desired.
Notes:
1) If the channel-zero is supported by the device and it has been configured,
you can select to live view by channel-zero.
2) The number (e.g.
) indicates the displaying window No..
3) If there is only one channel under the device, the icon of the device shows as
. Otherwise, it shows as
.
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3. Click
to start live view of the selected camera(s). Or you can click
to return to the Live View interface.
Note: Up to 16 cameras can be selected for live viewing at the same time.
Favorites Configuration
You can add the commonly used camera(s) to the favorites so that you can access the
camera(s) conveniently.
Steps:
1. Perform the Step 1 and Step 2 of Start Live View to select the camera(s).
2. Click
to add the camera(s) to the Favorites.
3. In the pop-up dialog box, enter the name for the favorites.
4. Click
to save the settings.
Note: Up to 32 favorites can be added.
The successfully added favorites will be shown in the device list area.
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If you want to delete the favorites, you can long press it to activate the deletion
window. Click
button to delete the selected favorites.
Capture
In live view mode, select a live viewing window and click the
to capture a
picture.
Note: The captured pictures are saved in the /sdcard/iVMS-4500/Picture directory of
your Tablet by default. You can use some file viewer applications to access the
directory to view or delete the pictures.
PTZ Control
In live view mode, select a playing window and click
to activate PTZ control
panel, and the
icon changes to
.
Note: The PTZ control should be supported by the added device.
You can slide on the live view window to realize the pan left/right and tilt up/down
movements. You can also pinch two fingers together to zoom out or spread them
apart to zoom in the live view.
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Description of Icons
Icons
Note: Click
and
Descriptions
Icons
Descriptions
Zoom+
Zoom-
Focus+
Focus-
Iris+
Iris-
Start / stop the auto-scan.
Set and call the preset.
to activate the
buttons; click
and
buttons; click
to activate the
and
to activate the
buttons.
Setting a Preset
Steps:
1. In the PTZ control mode, slide on the live view window to move the camera to
the desired scene.
2. Click
to access the following dialog box.
3. In the number area, set the preset No..
Note: The preset No. should be between 1 and 256.
4. Click
to finish the preset settings.
Calling a Preset
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For the programmed preset, edit the preset No. in the dialog box and click
to call it.
After completion of PTZ control, click
to hide the PTZ control panel.
Image Quality
There are three defined image quality types provided, including Clear, Balanced and
Fluent. And you can also customize the image quality. Click
to adjust the quality
according to the performance of your network and phone hardware.
Customize the Image Quality
Steps:
1. Click
to activate the customized panel shown below.
2. Configure the parameters according to actual needs, including Stream Type,
Resolution, Frame Rate and Bitrate.
3. Click
to save the settings.
Note: The live view effect is related to the performance of your network and phone
hardware. If the live view is not fluent or the screen appears blurred, please reduce
the resolution, frame rate and bitrate of the camera in Custom mode, or set the
image quality as Balanced or Fluent mode.
The following table shows the recommended frame rate and bitrate configuration for
different resolutions at H.264 video compression by using Samsung I9100 Galaxy SII
(CPU: dual-core 1.2 GHz, Memory: 1G).
Resolution
1-ch
2-ch
3-ch
4-ch
HD1080P
√
Frame rate: 4fps; Bitrate: 1024Kbps
UXGA
√
Frame rate: 4fps; Bitrate: 1024Kbps
HD900P
√
Frame rate: 6fps; Bitrate: 1024Kbps
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SXGA
√
Frame rate: 10fps; Bitrate: 1024Kbps
XVGA
√
Frame rate: 15fps; Bitrate: 1024Kbps
HD720P
√
Frame rate: 15fps; Bitrate: 1024Kbps
XGA
√
Frame rate: 20fps; Bitrate: 1024Kbps
WD1
√
Frame rate: 25fps; Bitrate: 1024Kbps
SVGA
√
Frame rate: 25fps; Bitrate: 1024Kbps
4CIF
√
√
Frame rate: 25fps; Bitrate: 1024Kbps
VGA
√
√
Frame rate: 25fps; Bitrate: 512Kbps
2CIF
√
√
√
√
Frame rate: 25fps; Bitrate: 512Kbps
CIF
√
√
√
√
Frame rate: 25fps; Bitrate: 256Kbps
QVGA
√
√
√
√
Frame rate: 25fps; Bitrate: 128Kbps
QCIF
√
√
√
√
Frame rate: 25fps; Bitrate: 128Kbps
Window Division
When multiple cameras are under live view, they are 4-division mode by default. You
can double-click the live view window to display the camera in 1-division mode and
double-click again to restore.
When there are multiple pages of playing windows, you can slide the screen to go to
the next or previous page.
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Stop Live View
During the live view, you can click
to stop live view of all cameras.
Or you can perform the following steps to stop live view of the specific camera.
Steps:
1. Drag a live view window upwards, and the
icon shows on the top of the
software.
2. Drag the window to the
until it changes to
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Enable / Disable Alarm Output
You can enable or disable the alarm outputs of the added device by the software.
Note: The alarm output should be supported by the device.
Steps:
1. Click
2. Click
to access the hidden icons.
to activate the alarm output control panel.
3. Select an alarm output
and click it to set it as
output. You can also click the enabled alarm output
to enable this alarm
to set it as
to
disable it.
Digital Zoom
You can realize the partial digital zoom during live view.
Steps:
1. Click to select a playing window.
2. Click
to access the hidden icons.
3. Click
and the selected window will be display in 1-division mode.
4. Spread two fingers apart to zoom in or pinch them together to zoom out the live
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view.
Full-screen Live View
During live view, you can rotate the phone to enter the full-screen mode. You can
press and drag the toolbar to adjust its position.
Note: Please enable the Auto-rotate screen function of your phone to realize this
function. You can touch the screen to activate the control panel after it hides.
Description of Icons
Icons
Descriptions
Capture picture of the
selected live view window
Set image quality
Icons
Descriptions
PTZ control
Stop all the live view
/
Start / stop two-way audio
Enable / disable alarm output
/
Mute / Audio on
Digital zoom
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Chapter 6 Playback
You can search the recorded video files from the added device for playback.
Start Playback
Steps:
1. Click
and select
to enter the Remote Playback interface.
2. Click
to display the added device list.
3. Set the start time and end time in the From and To field to define the search
condition.
4. Select a device node and click to list all the cameras under it.
5. Check
checkbox in the camera item to select a camera for playback.
Notes:
1) If you check
checkbox in the device item, then the first camera of the
device is selected for playback.
2) Only the camera with record during that period can be played back
successfully.
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6. Click
to start playback.
7. You can slide the timeline bar to adjust the playback time.
8. You can also click
to pause the playback.
Timeline
Capture
Stop playback
Pause
Mute/Audio on
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Stop Playback
You can click
to stop the playback.
Or you can perform the following steps to stop the playback.
Steps:
1. Drag a playback window upwards, and the
software.
2. Drag the window to the
until it changes to
icon shows on the top of the
and then release the window.
Digital Zoom
You can realize the partial digital zoom during playback of video files.
Click
and then spread two fingers apart to zoom in or pinch them together to
zoom out the video.
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Capture
During the playback, you can click
to capture pictures of the playback window.
Note: The captured pictures are saved in the /sdcard/iVMS-4500/Picture directory of
your Tablet by default. You can use some file viewer applications to access the
directory to view or delete the pictures.
Full-screen Playback
During playback, you can rotate the phone to enter the full-screen mode. You can
press and drag the toolbar to adjust its position.
Description of Icons
Icons
Descriptions
Icons
Pause the playback
/
Mute/Audio on
Descriptions
Capture picture of the
playback window
Digital zoom
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Chapter 7 Others
Update the Software
When there is a new version available in the Google Play, the software will prompt
you to update the software. You can confirm to update the software immediately.
You can also cancel it and perform the following steps to update the software next
time as desired.
Steps:
1. Click
2. Click
and select
to enter the Configuration interface.
to enter the About interface.
3. Click
to check whether there is a new version for upgrade.
4. If so, click
in the software update dialog box to confirm updating the
software and enter Google Play to update the software.
Note: The
displays when there is a new version available in the Google
Play.
New Features and Help
In the About interface, click
to view the main features of the
software.
In the Configuration interface, click
and you can enter the Help interface. You
can view the quick operation guide of the software.
Feedback
If there is any problem or suggestion when you use the software, please feel free to
send emails to us by clicking
in About interface. Our technical engineers
will handle your problems and suggestions as soon as possible.
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Appendix
Version History
V 3.1
Added New Features:
1. Support audio control.
2. Support email feedback.
3. Support digital zoom.
V 3.0
Added New Features:
1. New designed GUI provides convenient operations.
2. Up to 16-ch synchronous live view.
3. Support live view by page.
4. Support live viewing of channel-zero.
5. Optimize the playing performance.
6. Display the quick operation guide and main features of the software.
7. Check new version automatically.
8. Image quality configurable during live view mode.
9. Enable and disable alarm outputs.
10. Password protection.
Modified:
1. Optimize PTZ control.
2. Delete the Alarm Management settings.
3. Delete the channel configuration.
4. Cancel the registration when logging in for the first time.
Troubleshooting
 What kinds of devices are compatible with iVMS-4500 (Android) mobile client
software?
The devices which adopt H.264, MPEG4 or MJPEG video compression are
compatible with this software.
 Why does the mobile client software prompt ‘login failed’ when access to the
device via Wi-Fi?
Please check whether the Wi-Fi parameters are configured properly in your
phone.
 After starting viewing the live video, why does the responding of the mobile
device becomes very slow and the video is easy to get stuck?
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This problem may due that the lower performance of your phone, please try to
view fewer cameras at the same time or decrease the frame rate and resolution.
Please refer to Image Quality in Chapter 5 Live View.
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