Important Notice

Important Notice
Important Notice
The version 8.0 only supports the following GV video capture cards:
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GV-250 All Series
GV-600(S) V3.21 V3.20
GV-650(S) V3.31 V3.30
GV-800(S) V3.31 V3.30
GV-1120 V1.02
GV-1240 V1.02
GV-1480 V1.02
GV800-4A V3.10
For more information on the upgrade, please visit our website at
http://www.geovision.com.tw/english/5_0.asp, or contact your dealer.
Table Of Contents
Chapter 1
Configuring Main System
1
System Configuration
3
Configuring Global Recording Parameters
4
Adjusting Individual Camera
10
Setting Up Day-Night Recording Mode
14
Geo Mpeg4 (ASP) Advanced Settings
15
Configuring Hotline/Network Notification
16
Selecting Screen Layout
18
Launching GV-System from System Tray
19
Camera / Audio Install
20
Setting Up Auto Reboot
21
Logging System Activities into System Log
22
Popping Up a Camera Window on Motion Detection
23
Configuring Object Counting
24
Mapping PTZ Cameras
26
Setting Up Password
26
Sending Alerts thru E-mail Accounts
28
Choosing Video Source
30
Optimizing System Performance
30
Adjusting Video Attributes
31
Switching to Full-Screen View
33
Listening to Live Audio
33
Deactivating Video Lost Beep
33
Start/Stop Monitoring
34
Playing Back Video Files
34
Instant Playback
35
System Log
35
Recording Schedule
39
Video Schedule
40
Special Days Schedule
41
I/O Schedule
41
Center V2 Schedule
41
PTZ Control Panel
Auto Switching PTZ Control Panels
Touch Screen Support
PTZ and I/O Control Panel
42
43
43
43
Touch Screen Panel
Retrieving Images Using Object Index
45
Object Index Setup
45
Live Object Index
46
Object Index Search
47
Detecting Unattended and Missing Objects
Chapter 2
44
48
Detecting Unattended Objects
48
Detecting Missing Objects
50
Object Tracking and Zooming
53
Object Tracking
53
Starting Object Tracking
57
Zooming in Objects
57
Object Zooming
58
Starting Object Zooming
60
Configuring Hybrid Cameras
61
Privacy Mask Protection
62
Setting Up a Privacy Mask
63
Granting Access Privileges to Recoverable Areas
63
Scene Change Detection
64
Advanced Motion Detection
66
Hard Disk Calculator
67
DSP Spot Monitor Controller
68
Spot Monitor Controller
69
Spot Monitor Panel
72
System Idle Protection
72
Auto Logout Administration
73
Auto Login User without Access Rights
73
Auto Start Recording
74
Version Information
74
Fast Key Reference
75
I/O Applications
80
Setting Up I/O Devices
80
Latch Trigger
84
Keeping Last Toggle Status
86
I/O Control Panel
88
I/O Input Control Panel
88
I/O Output Control Panel
88
Moving PTZ Camera to a Preset Location upon Alarm Event
Deactivating Alarm and Alert Settings
Chapter 3
90
Detecting Input State
91
I/O Enable Setting
92
Advanced I/O Panel
93
The Advanced I/O Panel
93
Creating a Group for Cascade Triggers
94
Configuring the Advanced I/O Panel
97
Setting Up Mode Schedule
98
Quick Link
100
Forcing Output
100
Editing Background Image
101
System-Wide Triggers
101
The “Advanced Logical Input Status in Multicam” Option
102
Mapping a Group of I/O Devices
103
Point-Of-Sale (POS) Application
104
POS System Connection
104
POS Data Sender
105
Setting a POS System
106
Superimposing POS Data onto Camera Screen
107
POS Field Filter
109
Abnormal Transaction Alerts
111
Codepage Mapping
112
Searching POS Data
113
POS Live View
Chapter 4
89
113
The POS Live View Window
113
Setting Up POS Live View
114
Playing Back Video Files
116
Playing Back on ViewLog
116
Playback Screen Layout
119
Playback Control Buttons
120
A to B Playback Mode
120
Searching a Video Event
121
Exporting Video
122
Saving Images
124
Printing Images
125
Object Search
126
Searching and Playing Back Motion, Alarm, and POS Event
128
Advanced Setup
130
Recycling Option for Video Files
Unmarking All Never-Recycling Flags
136
Reserving Never-Recycling Flags
136
Playing Back across Local Area Network (LAN)
136
Playing Back over Internet Using Control Center Server
138
Accssing the Remote ViewLog
138
Viewing Connection Status
139
Resuming Backup
140
Playing Back over Internet Using Remote Playback
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
135
141
Working with Remote Playback Server at the Server PC
142
Working with Remote Playback Client at the Client PC
144
Fast Key Reference
151
Backing Up and Deleting Video Files
153
Audio/Video Backup Using Backup System
153
Backing Up Log Data Using System Log
156
Backing Up Files Using ViewLog
157
Backing Up at the Client PC
160
Deleting Files Using Backup System
161
Deleting Files Using ViewLog
162
Repairing Damaged File Paths
163
Viewing Live Video Using WebCam
165
Configuring the WebCam Server
165
WebCam Server Settings
165
IP White List Settings
172
UPnP Settings
172
FTP Server Settings
175
Starting WebCam at the Client PC
175
Single View MPEG4 Encoder Viewer
178
Administrating Host Server
179
Taking a Snapshot from a Live Video
179
Pop-up Setup
180
Exporting Video
181
PTZ Control
181
I/O Control
181
Two-Way Audio
182
Data Rate Configuration
183
DirectDraw Setup
183
Remote Configuration
183
Multi View MPEG4 Encoder Viewer
184
Working with the Host Server Window
186
Working with the Hosts on the Same LAN
187
Exporting Video
187
Taking a Snapshot from a Live Video
187
PTZ Control
187
Output Control
188
Channel Status Information
188
Camera Polling Function
188
Two-Way Audio
189
Multi View Configuration
189
Creating a Quick Connection to a Host Server
190
Creating a Multiple Host
191
Camera Status
193
Host Information
194
JPEG Image Viewer
195
Remote Playback on WebCam
196
Searching and Playing Back Recorded Files
197
Synchronizing Audio with Video Playback
197
DirectDraw Setup
197
Searching Object Index
198
Advanced Search
199
Remote Control Using Remote Desktop
201
Remote Viewing with PDA
202
G-View Installation
202
Connecting G-View to GV-Server
202
Viewing GV-Server Information
204
Remote Viewing with Mobile Phone
204
I-Mode Phone
205
Windows Smartphone
206
Symbian Smartphone
207
Fast Key Reference
The Multi View Window
209
209
PTZ Control in Multi View
Chapter 7
E-Map Application
211
The E-Map Editor
211
Creating an E-Map File
213
Creating an E-Map File for a Remote Host
Starting E-Map
Setting the Pop-up Map Function
Starting E-Map from a Remote Site
Chapter 8
213
214
216
216
The Remote E-Map Window
217
Logging in Different Hosts
218
Configuring the Remote E-Map Window
218
Viewing Host Information
219
Live Viewing Using Remote Applications
221
Remote View
221
Setting Up Remote View
221
Working With My Favorite
224
Camera Zoom Function
225
Playing with Screen View Windows Functions
225
Playing Back Video Files In Q-View
226
Preference Settings
226
Remote PTZ and I/O function
227
Full Screen View
229
IP Multicast
Chapter 9
210
229
Setting Up IP Multicast
230
Starting IP Multicast
230
Central Monitoring by Center V2
232
Installing Center V2
232
The Center V2 Window
233
Creating a Subscriber Account
235
Creating a Subscriber
236
Subscriber Settings
237
Attachment Mode Settings
238
Creating a Subscriber Schedule
239
Configuring Center V2
241
Connecting to Center V2
245
Normal Mode Setup
245
Panic Button Setup
251
Detecting Input Status
252
Event Log Browser
Opening the Event Log
253
Filtering the Event Log
253
Event Log Settings
254
Page Setup
255
Monitoring and Managing Subscribers
256
Showing I/O Status
256
I/O Enable Setting
256
Camera / Audio Control
257
Camera Monitor
258
Viewing Subscriber Information
259
Subscription Control
259
Output Alerts
259
Forcing Outputs of Center V2
259
Forcing Outputs of a Subscriber
259
Notification Settings
260
SMS Alerts
260
Setting SMS Server
261
Connecting to the SMS Server
262
Sending SMS
262
E-Mail Alerts
Chapter 10
252
263
Setting Mailbox
263
Sending E-Mail
264
E-Map Alerts
264
Short Message Service
265
Installing SMS Server
265
The SMS Server Window
266
SMS Server Setup
267
Device Settings
267
Server Settings
268
Account Settings
271
SMS Log
273
Setting SMS Log
273
Viewing SMS Log
273
Chapter 11
Password Security
274
Connecting GV-System to SMS Server
274
Setting Mobile Phone Numbers
276
Useful Utilities
277
Dynamic DNS
277
Installing Dynamic DNS
277
Registering Domain Name with DDNS
278
TwinDVR System
Starting TwinServer
281
Installing TwinDVR
283
Starting TwinDVR
283
TwinDVR Settings
285
Watermark Viewer
287
Twin View Display
289
Windows Lockup
291
The GV-desktop Screen
291
GV-desktop Features
292
Authentication Server
296
Installing the Server
296
The Server Window
296
Creating a DVR List
297
Editing a User
297
Starting the Server
299
Connecting GV-System to the Server
300
Fast Backup and Restore
302
Selecting a Skin
303
Customizing the Features
304
Backing Up and Restoring Settings
305
Hot-Swap Recording
Troubleshooting
280
307
The Media Man Tool Window
307
Adding a Disk Drive
308
Removing a Disk Drive
309
Backing Up ViewLog Files
309
310
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CHAPTER
Configuring Main System
The system prompts you for a Supervisor ID and Password when starting the system for the first time,
shown as below:
Figure 1-1
Enter a name you wish to be the Supervisor ID in the ID field. Finish the setup by entering Password,
Password Confirmation, and a Hint (optional) that would remind you of the password. Messages
entered at the Hint field will only pop up when passwords are entered incorrectly.
Auto Login: Allows auto login as the current user every time when the system is launched. For
security purposes, this feature is only recommended for single-user systems.
Allow removing password System: For this setting, see Setting Up Password on page 28.
: Click to open the onscreen keyboard and enter the login information.
After setting up the Supervisor ID and Password, launch the program to enter the Main System.
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Figure 1-2
The controls in the main screen:
No. Name
1 Camera Number
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Camera Name
Date/Time
Storage Space
Connection
PTZ Control
I/O Control
Location Name
Network
Camera Scan
11 ViewLog
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Configure
Schedule
Monitor
Camera Select
Screen Division
17 Exit
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Description
Indicates the camera number matching the port number in the GV video
capture card.
Indicates the given camera name.
Displays the current date and time.
Indicates the remaining disk space.
Indicates the connection status of remote applications.
Displays the PTZ control panel.
Displays the I/O control panel.
Indicates the GV-System’s name, usually named by its geographical location.
Enables the connection to remote applications.
Rotates through the screen divisions.
Brings up these options: Video/Audio Log, System Log, Search POS Data,
POS Live View, Live Object Index, Search Object Index and E-Map.
Accesses System settings.
Sets up recording schedule.
Starts monitoring.
Selects the desired camera number for main division view.
Selects screen divisions.
Brings up these options: Login/Change User, Logout, Minimize, Restart
Multicam and Exit.
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Press [F7] on the keyboard, or click the Monitor button to start recording. By default, every camera
records with the following settings:
In Motion Detection mode
With the 320 x 240 resolution
With Geo Mpeg4 codec
When working with the system, you will undoubtedly want to change the settings as you go along.
The buttons provide quick access to several popular Main System settings. Click any button to see
the menus to these settings. Let’s start with the Configure button.
System Configuration
Click the Configure button and select System Configure. You may configure cameras and global
recording parameters in this dialog box. Changes made to the General Setting tab would apply to all
available cameras attached to the system, while changes made to each camera tab apply only to the
individual camera. In I/O Device tab you could add and configure I/O devices. HotLine/Network tab is
used to configure the system for connection to network or mobile.
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Figure 1-3
Configuring Global Recording Parameters
Let’s start with the options in the General Setting tab:
[Startup] The Startup options instruct the system to enable selected features at Main System startup.
Start Monitor: Select one of the following monitor control modes at startup:
Monitor All: Allows you to monitor all cameras and I/O (if available) at startup. It is the same as
to manually click Monitor button and select Start All Monitoring. (For details, see Start/Stop
Monitoring later in this chapter).
Schedule Monitor: Allows you to monitor cameras by schedule. Alternatively you may click
Schedule button, Schedule Start. Refer to Recording Schedule on page 39.
I/O Monitor: Allows you to monitor all I/O devices. Alternatively you may click the Monitor button,
and then select I/O Monitoring.
Note: By adjusting Monitor Control, you may record or invoke alert methods of each camera with
individual settings. See Adjusting Individual Camera on page 10 to set up your Monitor Control.
Multicast Server: Allows connection to IP Multicast (one of the remote application) at startup.
(Or click the Network button and select Multicast Server.)
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TCP Server: Allows connection to Remote View (another remote application) by TCP. (Or click
the Network button and select TCP Server.)
WebCam Server: Allows connection to WebCam Server at startup. (Or click the Network
button and select WebCam Server.)
Modem Server: Allows connection to Remote View by a modem. (Or click the Network button
and select Modem Server.)
Connect to VSM: Allows connection to VSM Server (Or click the Network button and select
Connect to VSM.)
Twin Server: Allows connection to Twin Server at startup. (Or click the Network button and
select Twin Server). Twin Server is discussed in Chapter 11.
Connect to CenterV2: Allows connection to CenterV2. (Or click the Network button and select
Connect to CenterV2.)
Enable Directdraw Overlay: Enables full-screen at startup. (For the related applications, see
Switching to Full-Screen View later in this chapter).
Enable De-interlace Render: Avoids interlace of the odd and even video lines. This feature
affects only single view mode with the resolution of 640 x 480 and 720 x 480. After enabling the
feature, you must restart the GV-System to apply it.
Note:
1. The Enable Directdraw Overlay and De-interlace Render features can greatly enhance image
quality. If your VGA card supports DirectX9, enable both settings.
2. You may see a warning message “Directdraw Create Overlay Failed” when trying to use
WebCam Remote Control to connect to a server. The message indicates the server has the
Enable Directdraw Overlay feature enabled. It only means the remote side will not see the
images with DirectDraw applied. It is safe to press YES to continue the connection.
Tip: To check the version of your DirectX, search for the file name dxdiag. Open the file and find the
related information. DirectX 9.0C is also included in the Surveillance System Software CD.
Startup Auto Login: Select and press the Arrow button to assign an ID used at system auto
startup. After the setup, the system will automatically login using this ID at next startup, without
asking for ID and Password. For related settings, see Launching GV-System from System Tray
on page 19.
Panel Resolution: Select the resolution from the drop-down list that best fits your computer
monitor screen.
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Mini-View for Remote Desktop: Squeezes all video channels into a single 320x240 view.
Since you may use Microsoft Remote Desktop (a feature that comes with Windows XP
Professional Edition) to set up the Main System through network, it is important to get smallest
size possible data to transfer over network.
1. Click the Configure button, and then select System Configure.
2. In the System Configure dialog box, select Mini-View for Remote Desktop in the Startup
section, and then click OK to apply the setting.
3. Restart the Main System.
4. To switch between the mini and normal view, click the Configure button and select MiniView Switch.
Figure 1-4 Mini View
[Location Name] The given name (maximum 14 characters) is displayed in main screen as the
name of the server.
[Log Storage] Selects storage type (recycle or not recycle) and location.
Available: Shows remaining hard disk space.
Recycle Log: Indicates the recording date of the next video file to be erased.
Set Location…: Press Set Location to select location to save video files to.
Recycle: When this option is selected, it will cause the oldest files to be deleted when the
system requires storage space for new surveillance videos. If it is not selected, the system will
stop recording when disk space is full.
Keep Days: Set to keep the files in storage for a set number of days. Users may specify to
recycle at 1 to 999 days. If designated storage space is not big enough to keep all video files for
the defined days, Recycle setting then overrides the Keep Days setting.
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Note: For storage space, GV-250 or above requires 800MB; GV-900 requires 1GB; GV-1000, GV1120, GV-1240 and GV-1480 require 1.2GB at least. When one partition fell short than minimum,
video files will automatically be saved to next available hard disk; when total available storage space
is lower than minimum, the system will stop recording and show a Disk Space Low! Message.
Figure 1-5
To solve the space shortage problem, you may add more hard disk space to the system, or to
delete/backup your video files for more storage space. To correctly delete or back up video files, see
Chapter 5 for more details.
[Caption] Enters heading to have it displayed on the upper left-hand corner of the camera screen.
You may choose No for no heading; ID to show only camera ID, or ID+Name to show both camera ID
+ Name.
[Send Alerts Approach] Click the arrow button to choose whether to be notified by E-mail,
telephone or SMS when alert conditions occur under the surveillance area.
For the telephone setup, see Configuring Hotline/Network Notification on page 16.
For the E-mail setup, see Sending Alerts thru E-Mail Accounts on page 28.
For the SMS setup, see Short Message Service in Chapter 10.
[Exit Option] Check the box to enable the feature. Press the blue Arrow button to switch between
Select Auto Shutdown and Auto Restart Windows. Auto Shutdown closes Windows OS after
exiting GV-System. Auto Restart Windows restarts Windows OS after exiting a GV-System.
[PTZ Control] Adds PTZ cameras to the system. See the later section of PTZ Control Panel for
operation details.
[Monitor Option]
Start Delay: Starts monitoring after x second(s) when the system is activated.
Post-Rec Motion: Keeps on recording for a set period of time (1-10 seconds) after motion stops.
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Pre-Rec Motion: Records video for a set period of time before motion starts. This feature allows
you to choose RAM or HDD as a pre-recording buffer. The difference between the two is that
RAM can save smaller pre-record from 1 second to 1.5 minutes, while the hard disk can save
larger one from 1 minute to 45 minutes.
1. Enable the Pre-Rec Motion option.
2. Click the Arrow button beside. This dialog box appears.
Figure 1-6
[Pre-Record Performance] The amount of physical memory of the computer that the system
is running on determines the pre-recording performance. Some options are grayed out if the
computer does not have enough memory for the selections.
This table shows the maximum pre-recording frame rate and the physical memory
requirements of each setup:
Maximum pre-recording frames per camera (fps)
RAM required
Good
15 fps
128 MB
Better
30 fps
256 MB
Note: The recording frame rate is based on a 320x240 recording size.
[Pre-Record Option (per camera)] Determines the number of pre-record frames.
Total Frames: Specify the maximum pre-recording frames of the system.
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Best
60 fps
512 MB
Extra
90 fps
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Frame/Sec Limitation: Specify the maximum pre-recording frame rate (fps) of a
camera.
Dividing the Total Frames by Frames/Sec Limitation, you will get the pre-recording
duration of each camera. For example:
Pre-recording duration =
Total Frames
Frame/Sec
Limitation
=
30
6
= 5 seconds
[Pre-Recording using HDD] Use the hard disk as a pre-recording buffer. This method
gives you much longer pre-recording time.
Keep Pre-Record Files: Specify the number of video clips for pre-record. The
maximum number of video clips you can specify is 9, and the time range of one video
clip is from 1 minute to 5 minutes. So the pre-recording time can be from 1 minute to 45
minutes. For the video clip, see the [EventLog Size] below.
Send Event Alerts: Allows you to send out the assigned E-Mail/Hotline/SMS notification when
the selected alert conditions occur. To enable the function, follow the steps below.
1. Check the Send Event Alerts option, and click the Arrow button beside to display this
window.
Figure 1-7
2. Select the desired alert events to send out the assigned notification, and then click OK for
the application.
The alert events of Intruder Event, Missing Object, Unattended Object, and POS Loss
Prevention Event are only available when the alarm settings are activated in Counter Application,
Object Monitor, and POS Application separately.
Note: To select the type of notification, see [Send Alerts Approach] on page 7.
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[EventLog Size] Determines the amount of time (from 1 to 5 minutes) of each event file. If you
select 5 Min, a 30-minute event will be chopped into six 5-minute event files; if you select 1 Min, a 30minute event will be chopped into thirty 1-minute event files. To decide what to set up here, consider
how often you back up your event files, and how intensive the activity is in your surveillance area.
Smaller file size makes backup process faster.
[Camera Scan] Select to rotate through screen divisions. Click the drop-down list and specify the
amount of time that elapses before switching to the next screen division group. Press the Arrow
button to select the mode of screen divisions.
[Video Record] Click to watermark all recorded videos. Watermark is a way to verify the authenticity
of video streams, and to ensure that they have not been tampered with or modified in any way.
Adjusting Individual Camera
Select any camera tab to make change only to the selected camera. Choose the Configure button,
System Configure, Camera XX (XX represents camera number) to display this dialog box:
Figure 1-8 Camera Settings
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Several settings could be configured here:
[Camera Name] The name entered here will appear in the upper-left hand corner of the camera
screen.
[Rec Control] The Rec Control section allows you to set each camera’s recording quality. The
camera’s recording quality is based on its resolution and compression rate. Higher quality picture will
require more storage space.
Adjust recording quality
Apply to all cameras
Resolution button
Frame rate button
Smart recording option
Select high/low frame rate
Figure 1-9
Recording Quality: Allows you to adjust the video quality in 5 levels. Higher value means lower
compression rate.
Resolution Button: This button is only available after you change the default video resolution
(see Choosing Video Source on page 30). Click to select recording resolutions.
Frame/Sec: Allows you to adjust camera’s recording frame rate. There are three options
available: Smart, High, and Low.
Smart: The system will distribute as many frame rates as possible to the camera where motion
occurs.
High: The system will distribute high percentage of frames (not a definite frame number) to the
selected camera while the other cameras will share rest of the frame rates. Assuming that all
cameras are in action, selecting High ensures this camera always receive higher frame rate than
the rest of the cameras. Effect can be seen in live mode.
Low: The system will distribute low percentage of frame rates to the selected camera.
Assuming that all cameras are in action, certain cameras are of least importance. The system
can be set Low in order to allow frame rate to go to more important cameras.
Frame Rate Button: Allows you to set the maximum recording frame of this camera so as to
save storage space.
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Figure 1-10 Frame Rate Settings
Max. Frame Rate Rec of Motion: Set the maximum frame rate on motion detection. For
example, if you set 10 Frames/sec in the field, the maximum frame this camera will record is 10
frames/second. This setting does not mean it always records at 10 frames/second because the
actual recording frame rate is also affected by other settings in the system and CPU loading.
Max. Frame Rate Rec of Non-Motion for Economic Round-the-Clock: This option provides a
space-saving solution for the round-the-clock recording. Set the maximum frame rate for nonmotion periods so as to save as much storage space as possible.
[Motion Detect]
Motion Sensitivity: There are 10 levels of sensitivity for motion detection. The higher the value,
the more sensitive the system is to the motion.
Mask Filter: Mask instructs the system to ignore movement within the masked area. Mask
could be applied to repetitive motion that should be ignored within the surveillance area, such as
street trees. Buttons used to modify the masked area are as below:
Apply to all camera
Adjust Sensitivity
Clear mask
Set mask color
Cut mask
Add mask
Figure 1-11
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[Monitor Control]
Apply to all camera
Recording Codec
Day-Night Recording Mode
Advanced Codec Setup
Alarm Type
Delay Time Setup
Delay Time Setup
Figure 1-12 Monitor Control Setup
Rec Video: Enable the recording function. Use the drop-down list to select the desired
recording mode: Motion Detect, Round-the-Clock or Day/Night.
Recording Codec: Select the method of recording compression for your video: Wavelet, Mpeg4,
Geo Mpeg4, Geo Mpeg4 (ASP) or Geo H264.
If your video resolution is set to 720 x 480 (720 x 576) or above, the only choices here are Geo
Mpeg4, Geo Mpeg4 (ASP) and Geo H264.
For details on video resolution, see Choosing Video Source on page 30.
For details on Geo Mpeg4 (ASP), see Geo Mpeg4 (ASP) Advanced Settings on page 15.
Arrow button: Click to bring up the Day-Night Recording Mode setup dialog box as shown on
page 14.
Apply Advanced Codec Setting: See Geo Mpeg4 (ASP) Advanced Settings on page 15.
Invoke Alarm: Sends computer alarm (.wav sound file) on motion detection.
Invoke to Send Alerts: Sends an assigned alert (E-Mail/Hotline/SMS) when motion occurs.
Use the slider bar to specify the motion duration to invoke the alert. The choices include High
(0.5 seconds), Normal (1 second), and Low (1.5 seconds). For example, suppose you choose
High. When motion remains for 0.5 seconds, the alert will be sent out.
Right Arrow button: Click to set the delay time to activate assigned alerts.
Output Module: Triggers the specified output pin on motion detection. Use the drop-down list to
select an output pin to perform this function.
Right Arrow button: Click to set the delay time to activate the assigned output module.
Register Motion Event: Records motion events to System Log.
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Note: The delay time functions in Invoke to Send Alerts and Output Module allow you time to
deactivate prior alert and output settings. To deactivate these settings, you may stop monitoring or
enable the assigned input module set at “Deactivate notification when selected pin ON" in Figure
2-9, in Chapter 2.
[Video Resolution] Allows you to adjust video characteristics such as brightness, contrast,
saturation, and hue.
Setting Up Day - Night Recording Mode
Day-Night Recording allows you to set up different recording modes for different time frames of the
day. Each day can be divided to 4 time frames, each represented by 1 Span (up to 4 Spans).
Click the Day-Night Recording Mode button in Figure 1-12, and this dialog box appears.
Figure 1-13
1. Enable Span1 and specify the Start time in the first time field; click the check box in the second
time field and specify the End time.
2. Use the drop-down list to select recording mode for the Span 1.
3. Repeat above steps to set up multiple spans if required.
4. If you do not wish to apply your settings to the weekends, enable the Weekend Apply option and
select recording mode for the weekend. Use the radio button at the bottom to define whether
your weekend includes Sunday and Saturday or Sunday only.
5. Click OK to apply the settings.
Note: If the End time field is disabled, the span will run to the start of the next span.
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Geo Mpeg4 (ASP) Advanced Settings
The Geo Mpeg4 (ASP) codec supports a number of advanced settings that allow experienced users
to fine tune the encoding process.
In Figure 1-12, check the Apply Advanced Codec Setting option, and then click the
button
beside. This window appears.
Figure 1-14
[Setting]
Setting: Click the drop-down list to select High speed, Recommend, or High compression
rate for default configurations. Or, select User-defined to define encoding settings yourself.
Subpixel precision: Click the drop-down list to select Full, Half or Quarter pixel.
Full pixel: Fastest compression speed, medium compression rate, and normal image quality.
Half pixel: Fast compression speed, high compression rate, and better image quality.
Quarter pixel: Slow compression speed, highest compression rate, and better image quality.
Quantizer: Raising the value will improve compression speed and dramatically increase
compression rate, but reduce image quality.
Inter-frame threshold: Raising the value will improve compression speed and rate, but
reduce image quality slightly.
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Max. keyframe interval: Raising the value will extend the duration between key frames
and increase compression rate, but reduce image quality slightly. Compression speed remains
the same.
[Evaluation]
Encode size: Click to calculate the encoding size based on your encoding settings (see [Setting]
above) and assigned video clip (select PTZ dome or street from the drop-down list). Click the
Stop tab to stop the evaluation.
Encode speed: Click to calculate the frame rate based on the encoding settings (see [Setting]
above) and assigned video clip (select PTZ dome or street from the drop-down list).
Configuring Hotline/Network Notification
Figure 1-15
[Modem Configure] If you have installed modem in this PC, select the corresponding device and
port, then press Detect button to test your modem.
Note: Internal modems (PCI or ISA) are not recommended.
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[HotLine Notice x] The event can be set to trigger phone calls or pagers, up to three (3) units. A
text message may be sent to the pager.
Enter the telephone number
telephone icons
Enter the text message
Figure 1-16
1. Click a telephone icon.
2. Enable the Add to Pager/Tel hotline Notice List option.
3. Type the telephone or the pager number in the field.
4. Enable Attach Text Message and type the text messages to be sent to a pager.
The system allows you to send a custom sound file to telephone. Your computer must have
microphones connected to the MIC input of GV-System for this operation. To record a sound file,
follow these steps:
1. Click the Rec button to bring up the following dialog box:
Figure 1-17
2. Click the Record button to start recording. Speak the message script clearly to the microphone.
Click Stop button when it is done.
3. Click the Play button to listen to the recording. To save this sound file, click File, select Save as,
and then click the Change button. This brings up the Sound Selection dialog box, shown as:
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Figure 1-18
4. Select PCM 8,000 Hz, 8-bit Mono, the only format supported for this feature, and then click OK.
To find a sound file, click the Browse button to locate the file. Add the path of the file to the field, and
the file will be sent with the telephone calls.
[TCP Server] Allows you to setup TCP server. Enable Assign IP to enable the drop-down list.
Select the network card from drop-down list and your IP address will be displayed in Bind IP. The
default port number for TCP server is 3550; you may assign different port by entering the port number
in the Port field.
[Multicast Server] Allows you to setup the Multicast server; its operation is similar to the TCP server
setup described above. The default port number for Multicast server is 3650.
Note: GV-System automatically checks the dynamic IP of your PC every one minute. This ensures
connection of remote applications, including Remote View, IP Multicast, WebCam, and Remote
Playback.
[HotLine Option] If motion persists, decides how often, specified in minutes, the system should send
a notification to you before the motion ends.
[HotLine Attach Audio Message] Specifies how many times to repeat the audio message when a
telephone call is made to you.
Selecting Screen Layout
This feature gives you the option of screen layout for the 8, 12 and 16 screen divisions.
1. Click the Configure button, and then select System Configure. The System Configure window
appears.
2. In the Startup section, click the Arrow button next to the Panel Resolution item to call up the
following window. The left mode is the default layout; the right is the enhanced layout.
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Figure 1-19
3. For the enhanced layout, click the Activate Quad Enhanced option, and click OK.
4. Restart the GV-System to apply it.
Note:
1. When the enhanced screen layout is applied, the camera 1 view will show on the central screen;
when the popup feature is enabled, the pop-up view will show on the central; when the camera
scan feature is enabled, the scanned view will show on the central.
2. If you are using the DSP card, GV-System won’t support the enhanced screen layout.
Launching GV-System from System Tray
The feature lets GV-System appear in the system tray when you launch Windows, instead of
displaying the system login window. To enable the feature, follow these steps:
1. Click the Configure button, and then select System Configure. The System Configure window
appears.
2. In the Startup section, click the Arrow button next to the Startup Auto Login item to display the
following window.
Figure 1-20
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3. Check the Startup Silently Hide into System Status Bar option, and then click OK to close the
window.
4. Restart the GV-System. You will see the following icon shown on the system tray.
The GV-system icon
Figure 1-21
Camera / Audio Install
Click the Configure button and select Camera / Audio Install to bring up the following dialog box:
Figure 1-22
[Camera] Click the Activate button and specify the cameras to be viewed by default. Cameras
deselected from viewing do not affect the cameras being recording.
[Startup] Configure the startup camera screens and screen divisions.
Default Screen Division: To select the desired screen divisions at startup, check the item and
click the right arrow button.
Limit Port: To restrict camera screens at startup, check the item and select desired port
numbers. This function will execute at next system startup.
[Wave-in Device] Adjust audio devices to record and listen to live sound. Please note this feature is
only available for the resolution of 320x240, 640x240, 640x480 De-interlace, 720x240 (only NTSC)
720x480 De-interlace (only NTSC), 720x288 (only PAL), and 720x576 De-interlace (only PAL).
Audio: Choose to set up an audio channel from the drop-down list.
Monitor Sensitivity: Adjusts sensitivity of the audio that will be detected. The higher the value,
the more sensitive it is to the surrounding sound.
Gain Control: Increases or decreases the gain of the microphone.
Wave Out: Select to listen to live audio at the server PC.
Rec Audio: Enable to activate the audio recording function.
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Setting Up Auto Reboot
The Auto Reboot feature restarts your Windows at a scheduled time. Click the Configure button, and
then select Auto Reboot Setup from the menu to bring up this dialog box.
Figure 1-23
[Auto Reboot System]
Enables the setup for reboot time. Specify how often (from 1 to 14 days) at the Day Interval selection
field, and when the Windows should reboot at the Reboot Time.
Restore Last Status: The system will resume the last operation after rebooting, e.g. camera
recording.
Apply Startup Settings: The system will apply your Startup settings in the System Configure
window after rebooting.
[Delay for Cancel Reboot] When the item is checked, a warning message will appear and count
down your specified time before the reboot schedule begins. Clicking the Cancel button on the
prompt will cancel the rebooting.
[WatchDog Reset if Reboot System Suspend and Fail]
Prior to Reboot Time, if GV-System finds any abnormal Windows operation that may hinder the Auto
Reboot, GV-System will instruct a hardware reboot of Windows. The feature is available only in GV600, GV-650, GV-800, GV-900, GV-1000, GV-1120, GV-1240 and GV-1480.
Note: GV-System must already be added to Windows Startup menu; only so will the Windows
automatically restart GV-System after a reboot. Also, make sure you’ve correctly connected a GV
video capture card to your motherboard for the hardware watchdog feature.
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Logging System Activities into System Log
GV-System can monitor security events by recording the login and logout of system resources. No
events will be recorded to the System Log until you activate the desired event logs. To activate the
log, click the Configure button, and then select System Log Setting to display the following dialog
box.
Figure 1-24
General Event: Record system startup/exit, network server start/stop, and recording start/stop.
Login/Logout Event: Record local user login/logout GV-System and WebCam Server.
Monitor Event: Record motion-triggered and I/O-triggered events. For this feature, you must
also enable Register Motion Event in Figure 1-12 and Register Input Event in Figure 2-1 in
Chapter 2.
POS Event: Record POS transaction data.
Counter Event: Record counting results.
Interval of Motion Event: Specify the log interval between motion-triggered events. This setting
could prevent the System Log growing too big when trying to log all events under a motionintensive surveillance area.
Interval of Input Event: Specify the log interval between I/O-triggered events.
[Default Video Player]
Monitor Table: Specify the playback software for playing back monitor events. Each playback
application is discussed in details in Chapter 4.
POS Table: Specify the playback software for playing back POS events.
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[Import Previous Days of Live Log Browser] Specify how many days of data to be loaded to the
System Log.
Set Location: Click the Set Location button to specify a storage path. The available free space
will be displayed in left hand side.
Keep Days: Set the number of days to keep log files.
Recycle: Enable the system to delete old log files to make space for new files when HDD free
space is below 500MB.
To view and learn more about System Log, see page 35.
Popping Up a Camera Window on Motion Detection
Using this feature, you may view the pop-up camera at the moment event occurs. To set up, click the
Configure button, and then select Camera Popup Setting. This brings up the following Camera
Popup Setting dialog box.
Figure 1-25
Dwell Time: Specify the amount of time a pop-up camera window to remain in the foreground.
Interrupt Interval: This feature is useful when more than one camera is set for pop-up
notification. If cameras are all activated at the same time, specify the interrupt interval here
would allow you to set the amount of time between camera pop-ups.
Camera Motion Invoke: Choose which camera you wish to have auto pop-up on motiontriggered event. (Use the Mask Filter function in camera settings, Figure 1-8, to adjust the
area of activation).
Input Invoke: Use this function to have an I/O device trigger the auto pop-up.
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Configuring Object Counting
Object counting in GV-System provides bi-directional counting of objects under the surveillance area.
When defined, it could count any objects, such as people, vehicles, animals, etc.
1. Click the Configure button, and then select Counter Application Setting. This brings up the
following dialog box.
Figure 1-26
2. Select the desired cameras for the counter application.
3. Click the Show Object item in the lower of the window to put a rectangle around the object being
tracked.
4. Click the Configure tab to open the Counter Application Setting dialog box, shown as follows.
This is where you define the counter to count target objects.
Figure 1-27
5. In the Choose Camera section, select a camera from the drop-down list for setup.
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6. In the Definition section, there are two options:
Set Detection Zones: Use the mouse to outline detection regions on the video image.
Number 1 is for region 1; number 2 for region 2. Defining multiple regions 1 and 2 is
practicable. Clicking the delete (blue X icon) button will clear all defined regions.
Define Object Sizes: Use the mouse to outline a region matching the normal size of the
targeted object. If the video is playing, first click the Snapshot button to freeze the image
before defining.
7. In the Setting section, the three options represent:
Enable Counting:
1 Way Counting: When an object appears in region 1 and then enters into region 2, it will be
counted as 1 in.
2 Way Counting: When an object appears in region 1 and then enters into region 2, it will
be counted as 1 in, and when an object appears in region 2 and then enters region 1 it will be
counted as 1 out.
1→2 Alarm: When an object enters from region 1 to region 2, the event will be recorded as
“Intruder” in System Log for later retrieval.
2→1 Alarm: When an object enters from the defined region 2 to region 1, the event will be
recorded as “Intruder” in System Log for later retrieval.
8. In the Option section, select how you want to highlight the detected object. If Enable Mask is
enabled, masks will be displayed on the detection regions.
9. If the alarm settings in step 7 are selected, the following options will be enabled:
Invoke Alarm: Activate the computer noise alarm when an object enters a defined region.
Click the button next to the item to assign a wav sound file.
Output Module: Enable an installed output device when an object enters a defined region.
Assign the output module and pin number.
Never Recycle: When the item is checked, the alarm-triggered events won’t be recycled
even when disk space is full.
10. To test your settings of counting, select Live from the drop-down list, and then click the Test
button. Notice how the number changes in the Counting Result section when objects pass
through the detection regions. There are three options in the drop-down list. Live tests your
current settings; Door Demo and Traffic Demo are pre-recorded events, showing how the
application counts objects in two actual DVR examples.
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Mapping PTZ Cameras
This option assigns a PTZ camera to its corresponding camera channel for either the local or the
remote applications. For local applications, see Auto Switching PTZ Control Panels on page 46.
For remote applications, this option will let you control PTZ cameras by the WebCam or Center V2
server. For the setup, add at least one PTZ camera to the system. Click the Configure button and
select Camera Mapping PTZ Dome from the menu to bring up the following dialog box. Select a
camera channel by using the camera tabs in the upper part. Select the PTZ camera connected to the
selected channel from the Device drop down list. If you have two identical PTZ cameras set in the
system, you may use the Address drop down list to choose the one with the correct address. Click
OK to apply the settings.
Figure 1-28 Camera Mapping Setup
Setting Up Password
The password setup allows you to assign permission and rights to users. You can create up to 1,000
passwords. The system will control and restrict access to system resources based on the permission
and rights associated with each user account. Only Supervisor account level is pre-set with the
access to the Password Setup function. Click the Configure button, point to Password Setup and
select Local Account Edit to display the following window.
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Figure 1-29
Adding a new user:
1. Click the New button at the lower-left hand corner to bring up the New Account dialog box.
Figure 1-30
2. Enter the user’s ID name and password. Re-enter the same password in the Password
Confirmation field.
3. Give a Hint (optional) that would remind you of the password.
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4. Select the user’s authorization level: Supervisor, PowerUser, User or Guest. By default, users
belonging to the Supervisor level have full rights over GV-System settings. PowerUsers have the
same permission and rights as Supervisors, except that they cannot edit user information and
delete the password system (described later). Users belonging to the User level are restricted to
all system settings, and have only limited access to certain functions. Users in the Guest level
can only view videos.
5. Click OK to add the user.
Editing an exiting user: (Only supervisors are allowed to do it.)
1. Select a user from the user list to display its properties. Or, right click on any of the user levels
(User, PowerUser, Supervisor), and then select Find Specific Account for quick search. A valid
password is required to edit a supervisor.
2. Edit the properties as required. Check the Account Is Disabled item if you wish to disable this
user.
Three options you may also find in this dialog box:
Login this ID automatically: Enabling this option allows auto login with this ID.
Export this ID for Remote Control: This option allows the export of users IDs for the remote
control. When it is checked, you can see the designated ID in the drop-down menu of login.
(Note: For the operation of remote control, the password should be restricted for digits.)
Allow removing password System: This option lets users remove the ID and password
database from GV-System. To do this, select this option (only Supervisor level users can make
the selection), and then find PassUnInStall in the system folder. Click the application, and a
message prompts to you for confirmation. Click Yes to remove the entire ID and password from
GV-System.
Note: If the Allow Removing Password System option is not checked, the loss of passwords will
require the reinstallation of Windows and the reset of passwords.
Sending Alerts thru E-mail Accounts
It is possible to send alerts through E-mail accounts on motion or I/O triggered events. You may first
set up your server to handle the sending of alerts. Follow these steps to set up an E-mail account:
1. Click the Configure button, and then select E-Mail Setup. This brings up the following dialog box:
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Figure 1-31
2. In the Mail Setup section, set up following fields:
SMTP Sever: Enter your mail server name.
E-Mail From: Enter the reply E-mail address (optional).
E-Mail To: Enter the E-mail address you want to send alerts to.
Charset: Select the character-set to be used when sending mail via the system.
Subject: Enter a subject that would come with the alert message.
3. You have the option to attach an image with the alert when sending mail. Click to enable the
option. Select image format from the drop-down list, and the image size.
4. In the Pic. Field, enter how many snapshots (max. 6) you wish to receive in an event.
5. Press the Arrow button if you wish to tag the snapshot with Time/Date, Camera number, and
Location name. Select Transparent makes the tag background transparent, and Color Box is
for you to choose your text color.
6. Click the Test Mail Account button to test if E-mail function is working correctly. You may click
OK here or go on to set up with following options:
[Email-Alerts Setup] If the camera continues to detect motion then the GV-System will continuously
send E-mails to you. You may specify the interval between E-mails. The default interval is 5 minutes
(configurable from 0 to 60 minutes); therefore if motion lasts for more than 15 minutes it means you
will receive 3 E-mails. If motion lasts for less than 5 minutes, then you will receive only one E-mail.
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[Option] Select Auto Modem dial-up to dial-up automatically when the system is instructed to send
E-mail alerts. The Disconnect Delay disconnects the system from Internet after the set number of
minute(s) (from 0 to 30 minutes).
[SMTP Mail Server requires authentication] If the SMTP mail server needs authentication, select
this item and enter your account name and password.
Choosing Video Source
Video Source sets the video standard of your system: NTSC or PAL. Click the Configure button, and
then select Video Source to display the following dialog box.
[Video Setup] Determines a video standard for your system.
Video Standard: Select a video standard used in your country.
Video Resolution: Consider your priority in image quality or CPU usage before making a
selection.
For NTSC, the image quality and CPU usage from the highest to the lowest is: 720x480,
720x480 De-interlace, 720x240, 640x480, 640x480 De-interlace, 640x240, 320x240.
For PAL, the image quality and CPU usage from the highest to the lowest is: 720x576,
720x576 De-interlace, 720x288, 640x480, 640x480 De-interlace, 640x240, 320x240.
Figure 1-32
Optimizing System Performance
Click the Configure button and select Performance from menu. This function is only available to
GV-650, GV-750, GV-800, GV-900, and GV-1000.
Preview Master: The display speed increases because the system resource will focus on the
monitoring after click Preview Master.
Both Master: Both display and recording speed is at the average because the system resource
is allocated equally.
Record Master: The recording speed increases because the system resource will focus on the
recording after select the Record Master.
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Adjusting Video Attributes
This feature lets you adjust video attributes to get the best picture. Click the Configure button and
select Video Attributes to have two selections: Standard and Advanced.
Standard Video Attributes
Adjust image quality by moving the slide bars to the desired values. Click Default to apply default
values. Click the left and right arrow buttons to select a desired camera for setup. Or, click the
finger button to apply the displayed settings to all cameras.
Figure 1-33
AGC (Auto Gain Control): Adjusting AGC help boost weak video signals or reduce strong video
signals, and gives optimized image quality. The adjustment could be done manually or automatically.
When a video signal is weak, for example, due to distance, adjusting the brightness or contrast of the
video source will NOT help the situation. Adjust AGC and see the difference. (Depending on the
model purchased, this feature may or may not be available.)
In the Auto Gain Control window, click Auto for auto adjustment, click Default to apply default values,
or click Apply to apply the displayed settings. The default value is set to 1.15V (115), but you may
move the slider bar to adjust between 0.3V (30) or 2.5V (250).
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Advanced Video Attributes
This feature lets you know the image size after quality and image adjustment.
[Mulitcam]
Figure 1-34
Camera drop-down list: Select a camera channel for the application.
Codec Selection: Select a desired type of compression.
Image Adjustment (Brightness, Contrast, Saturation, Hue): Move the slide bars to adjust
image attributes. Click the finger button to apply the displayed values to all cameras.
Recording Quality: Move the slide bar to increase or decrease the picture quality. Click the
finger button to apply the selected quality to all cameras.
Image Size: Keyframe indicates the compressed file size while Frame shows the partly
compressed file size after quality and image adjustment.
Note: The smaller image size means higher video compression and smaller file size, thus extending
the recording capacity.
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[WebCam, Center V2, Control Center]
Figure 1-35
Quantizer: The bigger the Quantizer, the poor the image quality.
Quality: The default Quantizer for High is 2, for Medium is 4 and for Low is 6. The adjustment
rules between Quantizer and Quality is: Quantizer for High < Quantizer for Medium < Quanitzer
for Low.
Bits per second: Indicates the data transmission speed after quality adjustment.
Switching to Full-Screen View
For full-screen display, first select the Enable Directdraw Overlay option (Figure 1-3). Click the
Configure button, and then select Full Screen to switch to full screen. Right-click on the full screen
and select Toggle Full Screen to switch back to normal view screen. Alternatively, press [F] on the
keyboard to toggle between full-screen view and normal screen view.
Listening to Live Audio
Choose the Configure button, point to Wave-out, and then select the audio channel you wish to
listen to.
Deactivating Video Lost Beep
To stop a beep noise when any of videos lost, click the Configure button and select Disable Video
Lost Beep.
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Start/Stop Monitoring
Select the Monitor button and select to start or stop all or individual camera monitoring. Camera
Name at the upper left corner of the view screen changes from yellow to red color when motion
detected. (Blinking represents the camera is detecting motion). [F7] is the shortcut key of this
operation.
Tip: To take a snapshot of the current frame, position your cursor over on the Camera Name. When
the Hand button appears, click to open the Save As dialog box, shown as below. Save and tag the
frame with Time/Date, Camera number, and Location name. Select Transparent will make the tag
background transparent, and Color Box is for you to choose your text color.
Specify file name
Select file type
Click to tag time/date
Click to tag camera number
Click to tag location name
Transparent Text Background
Color Box
Figure 1-36
Playing Back Video Files
The ViewLog button is used for playing back video and audio files. This function is discussed in
Chapter 4.
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Instant Playback
You can instantly open ViewLog to trace the event(s) of a certain time length without interrupting the
morning.
To instantly play back the event(s) of one single channel, click on the Camera Name, and then
select the time length.
To instantly play back the events of all channels, click on the ViewLog button, select Instant
Play, and then select the time length.
Time length choices include 10 seconds, 30 seconds, 1 minute and 5 minutes.
System Log
System Log displays detailed information about the GV-System and remote operation. This
information is being saved in a database Access format for this can be a useful tool to Supervisor. To
view the System Log, Click the ViewLog button, and then select System Log from the menu. This
brings up the Live Log Brower viewer as shown below. The Log Browser viewer displays five type of
event information. Use the control tab to switch between them. Click the […] icon on the upper right
corner to bring up Advanced Log Browser screen.
[Monitor] Displays information pertaining to motion and I/O events. Double click on the log list will
allow you to view related video in ViewLog or Quick Search (depending on the video player you
selected in the Activate System Log dialog box on page 38).
Figure 1-37
ID: This column shows the event ID number generated by the system.
Time: This column shows the time when a motion or I/O monitor event occurs.
Device: This column shows camera ID or I/O device associated with the event.
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Information: This column shows the I/O module number
Event: These event messages mean:
Motion: Appear if motion occurs in the associated camera.
Monitor Video Lost: Appear if video lost occurs in the associated camera.
Monitor Video Resume: Appear if video resume in the associated camera.
Signal On: Appear if one of the input device connected to the associated I/O module are
activated.
Signal Off: Appear if one of the input device connected to the associated I/O module are
terminated.
I/O error: Appear if associated I/O module failed.
I/O resume: Appear if associated I/O module resume to action.
Missing Object: Appear if objects miss from a defined camera view.
Unattended Object: Appear if unattended objects show up within a defined camera view.
Intruder: Appear if there are objects entering a defined region.
Disk Full: Appear if storage space is full.
[System] This function shows which functions are being enabled or disabled in the GV-System.
Figure 1-38
ID: Displays the event ID number
Time: This column shows the time when system event occurs.
Event: This column shows the following messages when associated actions are taken.
Schedule Start /Stop: Appear when a user starts or stops the monitoring schedule.
Auto Reboot: Appears when the system performs auto rebooting function.
System Start / Exit: Appear when a user starts or stops GV-System.
Start / Stop Monitor All: Appear when a user starts or stops all cameras’ monitoring
functions.
Start / Stop Monitor: Appear when a user starts or stops the individual camera’s monitoring
function. The camera number will appear in Device column.
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IO Monitor Start / Stop: Appear when a user starts or stops the individual I/O module’s
monitoring function. The I/O module number will appear in the Device column.
Modem Svr Start / Stop: Appear when a user starts or stops GV-System’s Modem Server.
TCP Svr Start / Stop: Appear when a user starts or stops GV-System’s TCP Server.
Multicast Svr Start / Stop: Appear when a user starts or stops Multicast Server.
WebCam Svr Start / Stop: Appear when a user starts or stops WebCam Server.
Connect to Center Start/ Stop: Appear when GV-System connects or disconnects with the
Security Center.
Twin Svr Start / Stop: Appear when a user starts or stops Twin Server.
Connect to Center V2 Start / Stop: Appear when GV-System logs in or out Center V2.
Connect to VSM Start/Stop/Net Down/ Net Resume: Appear when GV-System logs in or
out VSM; when the connection of both fails or resumes.
Connect to SMS Start/Stop/Net Down/Net Resume: Appear when GV-System logs in or
out the SMS server; when the connection of both fails or resumes.
Device: This column shows the individual camera number.
Mode: This column shows whether actions are being taken in local side or remote side.
[Login] This function shows whom and when has logged in and out from the GV-System and
WebCam server.
Figure 1-39
ID: Shows the event ID number
Time: This column shows the time when Login event occurs.
User Login: This column shows the ID of the login user.
User Logout: This column shows the ID of the logout user.
Status: This column shows whether login or logout attempts were successful or failed.
Mode: This column shows the following two messages:
Local: Appear if a user login to or logout from the Main System.
WebCam (Mpeg4): Appear if a remote client login to or logout from the WebCam server.
Note: This column shows the IP address of the client server.
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[Counter] This function shows the information and result of GV-System’s counter function.
Figure 1-40
ID: This column shows the event ID number
Start Time: This column shows the time when GV-System’s counter function is activated.
End Time: This column shows the time when GV-System’s counter function is terminated.
Device: This column shows the camera that performs counter function.
In: This column shows the “In” result of GV-System’s counter function.
Out: This column shows the “Out” result of GV-System’s counter function.
[POS] This function shows the POS event information. Double click on the log list will allow you to
view related video in ViewLog or Quick Search (depending on the video player you selected in the
Activate System Log dialog box on page 22).
Figure 1-41
ID: This column shows the event ID number.
Time: This column shows the time when POS event occurs.
Content: This column shows the action taken in the POS device.
Event: This column shows the following messages.
Start Transaction: Appear when sales transaction starts.
Stop Transaction: Appear when sales transaction ends.
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Void Transaction: Appear if an item is being void from the sales transaction.
Cash Drawer Open: Appear if the cash drawer is opened.
Filter 1-15: Appear if the sales transaction matches the defined condition 1 to 15.
Note: This column is currently not being used.
Recording Schedule
You can program recording, I/O devices, and Center V2 services to turn on and off at specific time
each day. Click the Schedule button and select Schedule Edit to display the following window.
Note: It’s necessary to edit Center V2 schedule once you activate other schedule settings; otherwise,
the connection to Center V2 will be stopped automatically after 15 minutes.
The window has three major tabs:
Video Schedule: A schedule starts the surveillance system automatically.
I/O Schedule: A schedule starts I/O surveillance automatically.
Center V2 Schedule: A schedule starts the connection to Center V2 services automatically.
CenterV2 Schedule
I/O Schedule
Video Schedule
Weekly Schedule
Special Day Schedule
Schedule List
Window
Camera Tabs
Figure 1-42
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Video Schedule
1. Set your surveillance preferences:
[Time] Enter the starting and ending time of the schedule.
[Monitor Invoke] Sets alert methods on motion detection.
Rec: Records while monitoring. From the drop-down list, select to record video by Motion
Detect or Round-the-Clock.
Pager/E-Mail: Sends pager or e-mail alerts on motion detection.
Output: Triggers the corresponding I/O devices on motion detection. To set up I/O devices,
see Adjusting Individual Camera on page 10.
[Remote] Sends the triggered images to the remote applications (WebCam, MultiView or
RemoteView).
[Week Days Enable Schedule] Select days for the schedule.
[Start] Only enabled in I/O Schedule.
[Camera] Applies the settings to selected cameras.
2. Click the Add Schedule tab to apply above settings. The set schedule will display on the
Schedule List Window.
3. Repeat above steps to set up more schedules.
Clicking separate Camera tabs, you will see the set schedule is displayed in different color bars:
Red: Recording enabled
Green: Pager/E-mail notification enabled
Blue: System will send videos to Remote View
Jade: I/O monitor enabled
Purple: Center V2 schedule enabled.
To modify a schedule, highlight the desired schedule in the Schedule List window, and then press the
Modify Schedule button to make changes.
To delete a schedule, highlight the desired schedule in the Schedule List window, and the press the
Delete key on the keyboard.
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Special Days Schedule
1. Click the Special Day Schedule tab.
2. All settings are the same as those in Video Schedule, except the following section. Click the
drop-down list and select a date from the pop-up calendar. Click Apply to add the date to the
schedule.
Figure 1-43
I/O Schedule
Set up a schedule to activate the monitoring of I/O devices automatically. All settings are the same as
those in Video Schedule, except the following section. After setting up scheduled time and dates,
select the I/O Monitor option to activate the schedule.
Figure 1-44
Center V2 Schedule
Set up a schedule to connect to Center V2 services automatically. All settings are the same as those
in Video Schedule, except the following section. After setting up scheduled time and dates, select the
Center V2 option to activate the schedule. For details on Center V2, see Chapter 9.
Figure 1-45
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PTZ Control Panel
PTZ control panel is used to control PTZ camera operations, camera presets, and magnification
functions. This control panel will not appear, unless at least one PTZ camera is connected to the
system. Follow these steps to add PTZ cameras to the system:
1. Click Configure button, and select System Configure.
2. In the PTZ Control section, select PTZ Device Setup to enable the camera drop-down list.
3. Select the make and model from the list, and press the PTZ Control button
to bring out the
camera setup dialog box (slightly different for other camera models).
4. In the dialog box, select Activate. This is important! Without this step the PTZ camera will not be
added to system.
5. Click OK and then go back to main screen. Now you should see PTZ Control button on main
screen. Click the button to bring out the on-screen control panel, shown as follows:
Pan/Tilt
Control
Zoom Control
Focus Control
Auto Focus
Auto Pan
Address Select
Figure 1-46
Auto Pan: Allows camera to pan back and forth continually among preset points.
Preset Go: Moves camera to the preset position.
Preset Set: To set preset positions for the camera.
Address: Specify address of your camera.
Note: Each dome will need to be addressed correctly. Refer to the dome manufacturers’
documentation for details.
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Auto Switching PTZ Control Panels
The function allows the corresponding PTZ control panels to be called up automatically when you
switch to different PTZ camera screens. To enable the function, follow the steps below:
1. Click the Configure button, and then select System Configure to display the System Configure
window.
2. In the PTZ Control section, click the Arrow button, point to PTZ Panel Switch and click Auto.
Figure 1-47
3. When the Camera Mapping Setup window appears (see Figure 1-28), specify the brand name
and hardware address of each PTZ camera. Then click OK for the application.
Touch Screen Support
The GV-System offers three types of control panels with touch screen support: PTZ Control Panel, I/O
Control Panel and Touch Screen Panel.
PTZ and I/O Control Panel
This feature gives you the option of a large PTZ and I/O control panel with touch screen support. To
open the panel, follow the steps below.
1. Click the Configure button and select System Configure to display the System Configure
window.
2. In the PTZ Control section, click the Arrow button, point to PTZ/IO Panel, and check Large.
Figure 1-48
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Touch Screen Panel
The touch screen panel allows you to switch to ViewLog and full screen by the touch of a finger. To
open the panel, follow the steps below:
1. Click the Configure button, select Tool Kit, point to Touch Screen Panel and then select Panel
Setup to display the following window.
Figure 1-49
[Auto Startup] Launch automatically the panel when the full screen view is applied.
[Layout] Choose a vertical or horizontal panel.
2. Click OK for the above settings.
3. Click the Configure button, select Tool Kit, point to Touch Screen Panel and then select Panel
Activate to open the panel.
4. An information window indicating date, time, and storage space will appear at the upper left
corner of the screen. Right click it to open the touch panel as shown below.
Switch to ViewLog
An Information
window
Close the panel
Switch to a full screen
Figure 1-50
Note: You can move the touch screen panel anywhere on the screen by dragging it.
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Retrieving Images Using Object Index
The feature allows you to view the very first frame of a continuous movement in a video stream. With
Live Object Index, you may view the most recent 50 frames captured. With Object Index Search, you
may easily locate a desired event and instantly play it back by double-clicking on the image frame.
Object Index Setup
You can select up to 4 cameras to view live video frames.
1. Click the Configure button, and then select Object Index/Monitor Setup. The Camera Applied
Object Index/Monitor dialog box appears.
2. Check the desired cameras for the application.
3. Click the Configure button to display the Video Object Setup window.
Figure 1-51 Video Object Setup for Object Index
Camera: Select the camera you wish to configure from the drop-down menu.
Camera Enable: Check to enable the selected camera for configuration.
Mask Filter: Use the mouse to outline a mask area where motion will be ignored.
Set Location: Click to assign a path to save the file.
Keep Days: Check the item and specify the days to store the files, from 1 day to 999 days.
Recycle: When both Keep Days and Recycle are selected, the system applies whichever
condition comes first. For example, if storage space is lower than that is required to hold the
days of data specified in Keep Days, recycle comes first.
Video Player: Select a viewer ViewLog or Quick Search to play back video files.
Note: Minimum storage space required for Object Index is 500MB.
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Live Object Index
After configuring Object Index, you can start to view the most recent frames captured, with 50 frames
at most.
1. Start camera monitoring.
2. Click the ViewLog button, and then select Live Object Index to display the Live Viewer window.
Lock
Time ending without “…”
Time ending with “…”
Figure 1-52
The controls in the Live Viewer window:
The Lock button: Click to pause the updating process.
Time ending without “…”: This means the file is a complete one and can be played back with
the ViewLog or Quick Search player. Double click the file to play it back.
Time ending with “…”: This means the video can’t be played back since the recording is still
in process.
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Object Index Search
You can locate frames within selected cameras and a specific time frame.
1. Click the ViewLog button, and then select Search Object Index to display the following search
window.
Figure 1-53 The Search Window
2. Specify a time frame and cameras, and then click OK to start searching. The following window
will be called up.
Figure 1-54 The Moving Object List Window (left) and the Record List (right)
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[The Record List] The list contains the search results. Double click a camera folder to display
all found files. Click one time-segment file (e.g. 10:00) to open its included frames in the Moving
Object List window.
[The Moving Object List window]
Frames: Double click any frame in the window to play back its video file with the Viewlog or
Quick Search player.
: Click the Next Page button for the next page.
Search: Click the button to launch the search window.
Exit: Click the button to close the window.
Note: Every time segment is a 30-minute interval, as shown in Record list in Figure 1-54.
Detecting Unattended and Missing Objects
The Object Monitor program can detect any unattended and/or missing object within the camera view
by highlighting its location.
Detecting Unattended Objects
To detect any unattended objects within the camera view, follow the steps below:
1. Click the Configure button, and then select Object Index/Monitor Setup to display the Camera
Applied Object Index/Monitor window.
2. Check the desired cameras for the application (The checked cameras will also be applied for the
settings of Object Index).
3. Click the Configure button to display the Video Object Setup window (see Object Index, Figure 151.)
4. Click the Object Monitor tab in the upper part to display the following window.
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Figure 1-55 Object Monitor
5. In the Camera field, select a desired camera for setup.
6. Select Unattended Object from the drop-down list.
7. Click the Accept check box to make other options available.
8. Use the Mask Filter function to ignore any motion detection within a certain area if necessary.
9. Click the Define Object button.
10. Use the mouse to outline the max and min detection regions separately on the screen. Every
time when finishing an outlining, you will be prompted to select Maximum Size or Minimum Size.
See the illustration below.
Figure 1-56 Defining the min. and max. detection size
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11. Click the items of Show Max and Show Min in the lower of the window one by one to check your
defined sizes.
12. Click the Done button to finish the defining.
13. Click the Save Reference Image button to save the image as a reference view.
14. To set up other options, see Other controls in the Video Object Setup window on page 67.
15. Click the OK button to apply the settings and close the window.
16. Start camera monitoring for the application.
When an unattended object appears and remains stationary for 9 seconds, its location will be
highlighted, the selected alarm and output will be activated, and the event will be recorded in System
Log for later retrieval.
Detecting Missing Objects
To detect any object missing from the camera view, follow the steps below:
1. Follow the step 1 to 4 in the above Detecting Unattended Objects section to display the Video
Object Setup window. Refer to Figure 2-9.
2. In the Camera field, select a desired camera for configuration.
3. Select Missing Object from the drop-down list.
4. Click the Accept check box to make other options available.
5. Click the Define Object button.
6. Use the mouse to outline regions on the object(s) you want to detect. It is recommended to
outline several regions within the object(s) to increase detection sensitivity.
Notice that the
outlined regions should not be larger than the object(s). Every time when finishing an outlining,
you will be prompted to select Add Region. See the illustration below.
Figure 1-57 Outlining regions on objects
7. Click the Done button to finish the defining.
8. Click the Save Reference Image button to save the image as a reference view.
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9. To set up other options, see Other controls in the Video Object Setup window below.
10. Click the OK button to apply the settings and close the window.
11. Start camera monitoring for the application.
When any object, which you have outlined the regions for, disappears from the camera view for 3
seconds, its location will be highlighted, the selected alarm and output will be activated, and the event
will be recorded in System Log for later retrieval.
Other controls in the Video Object Setup window:
Show Reference Image: Click to view the saved reference image.
Never Recycle: When the item is checked, the events of unattended and missing objects won’t
be recycled by the system.
Embed Alarm Region into Recorded Video: This option will contain the flashing alert boxes in
the recorded files so you can easily find out suspicious events during playback. Note that if you
are used to searching suspicious events with Object Search, do not enable this option. These
flashing boxes can cause false alarms.
Live Disable Alarm Region: When an unattended or a missing object is detected, this option
allows you to close the flashing alert box automatically or manually.
Click the […] button beside to display Figure 1-58. Select to close the flashing box automatically
or manually. Under Delay Time(s), specify the duration of an unattended or a missing object to
invoke a warning message, Figure 1-59. The range of delay time is from 1 to 99999 seconds.
Closing the flashing box will disable object detection and alarm settings no matter automatically or
manually. To reactive, please restart monitoring.
Figure 1-58
Figure 1-59
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Luminance Change Detection: This option may suspend object detection when the lighting
condition is poor so as to avoid false detection. Use the slide bar to adjust the level of detection
from 1 to 5. The higher the level is, the more sensitive the system is to luminance change. When
luminance change reaches the level you set, the system will stop object detection.
Sensitivity: Use the slide bar to increase or decrease detection sensitivity if necessary.
Delay Time: This option allows you to specify the duration of an object missing or unattended to
invoke the detection.
Unattended Object: The duration is from 3 to 1800 seconds, with 3 seconds as default.
For example, suppose you choose 12 seconds. When an unattended object appears in the
camera view for 12 seconds, its location will be highlighted.
Missing Object: The duration is from 3 to 1800 seconds, with 3 seconds as default. For
example, suppose you choose 9 seconds. When a defined object disappears from the camera
view for 9 seconds, its location will be highlighted.
Invoke Alarm: Enables the computer alarm when any unattended and/or missing objects are
detected. Click the […] button next to the item to assign a .wav sound file.
Output Module:
Activates the output device when any unattended and/or missing object is
detected. Click the […] button next to the item to assign an installed output module and a pin
number.
Demo: Click to see the demonstration from actual DVR applications.
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Object Tracking and Zooming
Object Tracking provides you the real-time tracking and automatic magnification of a single moving
object by the combination of one PTZ camera and one stationary camera. If only one PTZ camera is
available, it can be applied for Object Zooming, letting you configure four critical views for real-time
zooming. The Object Tracking and Object Zooming functions can be combined together by
completing both settings.
Object Tracking
For the tracking function, you need one PTZ camera applied for tracking and one stationary camera
set for a fixed view. Currently, GV- System only supports Sensormatic, PelcoSpetra and Messoa PTZ.
Install the PTZ camera and the stationary camera in the best possible closing position, so the focus of
both could be similar.
PTZ Setup
Before configuring the Object Tracking function, first configure the PTZ device.
1. Click the Configure button, and then select System Configure to display the System Configure
window.
2. In the PTZ Control section, click PTZ Device Setup and select Sensormatic (Ultra IV),
PelcoSpetra 3 or Messoa (SDS600 series). Here we use Sensormatic as example.
Figure 1-60
3. Click
to display the Sensormatic Setup window.
Figure 1-61
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4. Enter Com Port, Baud Rate and PT Speed of the PTZ camera.
5. Check the Activate item and select Object Tracking Only.
6. Click OK to apply the settings.
Object Tracking Setup
After the above PTZ setup, go back to the menu bar. Click the Configure button, point to Object
Tracking Application, and click Object Tracking Setup to display the following window. The left
screen is the PTZ camera view and the right screen is the stationary camera view.
Figure 1-62
[PTZ Selection]
: Click to set up the PTZ.
Camera: Click the drop-down menu to choose the corresponding camera screen of the PTZ.
[Fixed Camera Selection] Click the drop-down menu to choose the corresponding camera screen of
the stationary camera.
[Setup]
Pan, Tilt and Zoom: Use the slide bars to adjust the PTZ camera view.
Sensitivity: Use the slide bar to adjust the detection sensitivity.
The drop-down menu: Click the drop-down menu to define detection region and object size.
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[Selection]
Object Tracking: Click to specify the tracking time.
Zoom in Object: Click to specify the idle time.
[Live Tuning] Adjust directions and the desired level of zooming.
[Enable Mask] Click to display the mask on the defined detection region.
1. Click
to display the following window, select the PTZ brand and the hardware address, and
click OK to apply the settings.
Figure 1-63
2. Choose the corresponding camera screens of the PTZ and stationary camera. For this
example, the images of the PTZ camera show in the camera 2 screen while the images of the
stationary camera display in the camera 1 screen.
3. Adjust the screen view of the PTZ camera with the slide bars of Pan, Tilt and Zoom. Let the
PTZ camera view similar to the stationary camera view.
4. Click the Save button
to save the both views as image references.
5. Adjust Sensitivity or keep it as default.
6. Select Define Detect Region from the drop-down menu. Use the mouse to outline a detection
region in the right screen; you will be prompted to enter Detect Region. See the illustration
below.
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Figure 1-64
7. Select Define Object Size from the drop-down menu. Use the mouse to outline the max and min
object sizes for tracking separately. Every time when finishing the outlining, you will be prompted
to enter Maximum Object Size or Minimum Object Size. See the illustration below.
Figure 1-65
8. Click the Object Tracking item and specify Track Time(sec). Track Time(sec) indicates the
tracking duration in seconds.
Figure 1-66
9. When the PTZ is tracking, you can still control it to zoom in a desired area. Click the Zoom in
Object item and specify Idle Time(sec). Idle Time (sec) indicates the zooming duration in
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seconds. If a target appears after the specified idle time, the PTZ will start tracking. If not, the
PTZ will remain on the zoomed place.
Figure 1-67
10. Click the Test button to check your settings. There are two major settings you have to observe in
the testing. 1) Tracking: Observe if the target showing in the defined detection region is being
tracked with a highlighted mask, and magnified automatically in the left screen. If not, increase
the sensitivity degree. 2) Zooming: Use the mouse to outline an object in the right screen, and
observe if it is magnified in the left screen clearly. If not, use the Live Tuning buttons to adjust
directions and the desired level of zooming.
11. Click OK in the lower of the window to save your settings of the tracking time, the idle time for
zooming in objects and the testing results.
Starting Object Tracking
After the above settings, you can start the object tracking application. Click the Configure button,
point to Object Tracking Application, and then click Object Tracking Start to start the function.
Zooming in Objects
While the PTZ is being applied for tracking, you can still control it to zoom in any desired area by
launching the Zoom in Dialog window.
1. Click the Configure button, point to Object Tracking Application, and then click Object
Tracking View to launch the Zoom in Dialog window, overlapping in the main screen, as shown
below.
Note: The Zoom In Dialog window is for the stationary camera view and the main screen is for
the PTZ view.
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Figure 1-68 The outlined area in the Dialog window is magnified in the main screen
2.
In the Zoom In Type field, select Fixed Camera.
3. In the Camera field, select the assigned camera screen for the stationary camera.
4. Use the mouse to outline a desired area in the Dialog window. It will be magnified in the main
screen.
When the specified idle time of zooming is up, PTZ will go back for tracking. If you want to stop the
zooming function before the specified idle time, click the Back to Tracking button in the lower of the
Dialog window. Then PTZ will go back tracking instantly.
Object Zooming
If only one PTZ camera is available, without the stationary camera, you can simply apply it for the
object zooming function. The feature allows you to configure up to 4 critical views for instant
monitoring and zooming.
PTZ Setup
Before configuring the Object Tracking function, first configure the PTZ device. Refer to the PTZ
Setup of Object Tracking.
Object Zooming Setup
After the above PTZ setup, go back to the menu bar.
1. Click the Configure button, point to Object Tracking Application, and select Object Tracking
Setup to display the Object Tracking Config window. Then click the Zoom in Object tab in the
upper part to display the following window.
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Note: No images will show in the right screen until you complete the settings below.
Figure 1-69
2. Click
for the PTZ setup. Refer to step 1 in the section of Object Tracking Setup.
3. Choose the camera screen of the PTZ. For this example, the images of the PTZ camera show in
the camera 2 screen.
4. Use the slide bars of Pan, Tilt and Zoom to set up the View 1 as shown below. Then click the
Add button to apply the settings. The View 1 will show in the upper-left corner of the right screen.
Figure 1-70
5. Click the drop-down menu to set up View 2,3, and 4, one at a time. Refer to step 4 for the View 1.
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6. Specify Idle Time(sec), indicating the zooming duration in seconds.
Figure 1-71
7. Click the drop-down menu of the Idle Mode item. The seven options included inside are: None,
View 1, View 2, View 3, View 4, Tracking and Refresh View.
None: After zooming, the PTZ camera will remain on the same view until the next zooming
command.
Tracking: After the idle time, the PTZ camera will start tracking if it is also being applied for
the tracking function.
View 1,2,3,4: After the idle time, the PTZ camera will go back to the preset View 1,2,3, or 4.
Refresh View: After the idle time, the 4 views will be refreshed.
8. Click Test to check your settings. Use the mouse to outline a desired area in one of the four
views. The area will be magnified in the left screen.
9. Click OK to apply the displayed selections and close the window.
Starting Object Zooming
After the above settings, you can start the object zooming application.
1. Click the Configure button, point to Object Tracking Application, and click Object Tracking
View to open the Zoom in Dialog window, overlapping in the main screen (see Figure 1-68).
2. In the Zoom In Type field, select Quad View.
3. In the Camera field, select the assigned PTZ camera screen. Then the four views you set up
before will show in the Dialog window as illustrated below.
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Figure 1-72
4. Use the mouse to outline a desired area in one of the four views. The area will be magnified in
the main screen.
5. When you click the Go to Idle Mode button in the lower part, your setting in step 7 of Object
Zooming Setup will be applied. For example, suppose you choose View 3. When you click the
button, the PTZ camera will go to the preset View 3.
Configuring Hybrid Cameras
If your system is installed with the Hybrid DVR card, follow these steps to configure your cameras.
One Hybrid DVR card supports 4 camera channels and you may install up to 4 Hybrid DVR cards to
one GV-System, so that you may configure 16 cameras at most.
For details on the Hybrid DVR card, see Installation Guide.
1. Click the Configure button, point to Camera/Audio Install, and then select Hybrid Camera
Install. The Hybrid Video Source dialog box appears.
2. Select the Hybrid DVR channels for setup.
3. Click Configure. The Hybrid Camera Configure dialog box appears.
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Figure 1-73
[Select Hybrid Camera] Select a camera for setup. You can see the Hybrid DVR card image of
the selected camera in the right window.
[Video Attribute] Modify video attributes if necessary. To apply the changes to all cameras,
click the Finger button.
[Record Quality] Select recording quality up to five levels. The recording quality is directly
proportional to file size. To apply the change to all cameras, click the Finger button.
[Video Resolution] Displays the NTSC or PAL resolution for the Hybrid DVR card images.
6. Click OK for above settings.
Note: The Hybrid DVR card only affects recording quality; all live views are still provided by your
capture card.
Privacy Mask Protection
The Privacy Mask can block out sensitive areas from view, covering the areas with black boxes in
both live view and recorded clips. This feature is ideal for locations with displays, keyboard sequences
(e.g. passwords), and for anywhere else you don’t want sensitive information visible.
You can also choose to retrieve the block-out areas during playback. The retrievable areas will be
protected by password.
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Setting Up a Privacy Mask
1. Click the Configure button, and then select Privacy Mask Setup. The Privacy Mask Setup
dialog box appears.
2. Select the desired cameras for setup, and then click the Configure tab. This dialog box appears.
Figure 1-74 Privacy Mask Setup
3. Select a camera from the drop-down list, and then check Enable.
4. Select Un-recoverable and/or Recoverable.
Un-recoverable: You cannot retrieve the block-out area(s) in the recorded clips.
Recoverable: The block-out area(s) is retrievable with password protection.
5. Drag the area(s) where you want to block out on the image. You will be prompted to click Add to
save the setting. The Un-recoverable region is marked in red, while the recoverable region is
shown in green.
6. Click OK on the right bottom to save the settings.
Granting Access Privileges to Recoverable Areas
The user must be granted access privileges to see the block-out areas when launching ViewLog for
playback.
1. Click the Configure button, point to Password Setup, and select Local Account Edit.
The Password Setup dialog box appears.
2. Select one account, click the Privacy Mask tab, and check Restore Recoverable Video to grant
the privilege.
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Figure 1-75
Note: If you open the event files (*.avi) directly from local disks, the valid ID and password are also
required to access the block-out areas. For more information on retrieving the block-out areas in the
exported files, see Exporting Privacy Mask in Chapter 4.
Scene Change Detection
The Scene Change Detection can detect when a camera has been tampered physically. This feature
can generate an alert whenever someone or something has covered the lens of the camera, or when
the camera has been moved, or when it is out of focus.
1. Click the Configure button, and then select Scene Change Detection Setup. The Scene
Change Detection Setup dialog box appears.
2. Select the desired cameras for setup, and then click the Configure tab. This dialog box appears.
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Figure 1-76 Scene Change Detection Setup
Camera: Select the camera for setup.
Mask region: Masks off the areas where motion will be ignored.
Focus change: Sends an alert when the camera is out of focus.
View change: Sends an alert when the camera has been moved, or the lens of the camera
has been covered.
Sensitivity: Adjusts detection sensitivity. The default value is 3.
Delay Time(s): Sets the duration of Scene Change to record to System Log.
Invoke Alarm: Activates the computer alarm when Scene Change is detected. Click the
[…] button beside to assign a .wav sound file.
Output Module: Activates the output device when Scene Change is detected. Click the […]
button beside to assign the output module and pin number.
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Live disable alarm: Choose whether to invoke the warning message when Scene Change
is detected. Click the […] button beside to display Figure 1-77.
Figure 1-77
Figure 1-78
If you select Auto, there is no warning message; if you select Manual, the warning message,
Figure 1-78, will appear when Scene Change is detected. Under Delay Time(s), you can
define the duration of Scene Change to invoke the message. The range of delay time is from
1 to 99999 seconds.
Never Recycle: When the item is checked, the Scene Change events will not be recycled
by the system.
Demo: See three examples of Focus Change and View Change. Click the Play button to
see the demonstration.
Note: When the event of Focus Change or View Change has been detected, it will be recorded as
Scene Change in System Log for later retrieval.
Figure 1-79 System Log
Advanced Motion Detection
To avoid false motion detection, the Advanced Motion Detection feature provides three solutions:
Create up to 5 levels of motion detection sensitivity in one region
Mask off unwanted areas for monitoring, such as cloud and tree movement
Ignore motion when the lighting condition is poor
1. Click the Configure button, and then select Advanced Motion Detection Setup.
The Advanced Motion Detection Setup dialog box appears.
2. Select the desired cameras for setup, and then click the Configure tab. This dialog box appears.
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Figure 1-80 Advanced Motion Detection Setup
3. Select the desired camera from the drop-down list, and then check Enable.
4. To set detection sensitivity in a specific area, select a sensitivity level by moving the slide bar, and
then drag an area on the image. You will be prompted to click Add to save the setting.
This setup has sensitivity levels from 1 to 5, with 4 as default.
5. To create several areas with different sensitivity levels, repeat Step 4.
6. If you want to ignore motion in a certain area, click Mask Region, and then drag an area on the
image.
7. If you want to ignore motion when the lighting condition is poor, check Luminance Change
Detection.
8. Click OK to save your settings.
Note:
1. This feature must work with the recording mode of Motion Detection: click the Configure button,
point to System Configure, click the Camera tab, check Rec Video, and then select Motion
Detect (see Figure 1-8).
2. If you have set up Motion Sensitivity and Mask Filter in the System Configure settings (Figure
1-8), note that the configurations of Advanced Motion Detection have priority over these settings.
Hard Disk Calculator
Before actual recording, the Hard Disk Calculator allows you to know the required hard disk space
and frame size for different types of codecs and quality.
1. Click the Configure button, point to Video Attributes, and then click Advanced. The Advanced
Video Attributes dialog box appears.
2. Click the HDD Calculator tab at the right bottom. The HDD Calculator dialog box appears.
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Figure 1-81
Select Camera: Select cameras to be used for recording.
Select Video Compression Codec: Check the desired codec(s) to be used for recording.
You can choose more than one codec to compare their performance.
Select Recording Quality: Check the desired quality value(s) for recording. You can
choose more than one quality value for comparison.
Set Test Time: The system will process a real-time test recording based on the time you set.
For example, if you enter 24 hours here, it will take more than one day to do the test
recording. So avoid entering the longer test time to save you time.
Set Expected Recording Time: Enter the time you wish for recording.
3. Click the Calculate tab to see the result.
Note: A calculation difference by ± 5 % from actual disk usage is expected.
DSP Spot Monitor Controller
The Controller integrates the GV-DSP Card with spot monitor (TV monitor) applications. It allows
screen divisions on the spot monitor differently from the main screen.
With the Controller, you can also define the channel sequence of the display screen and adjust video
images on the spot monitor.
Note: The GV-DSP-100 Card doesn’t support this feature.
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Spot Monitor Controller
To open the Spot Monitor Controller, follow these steps:
1. Click the Configure button, point to DSP Spot Monitor, and then select Spot Monitor Setup.
This dialog box appears.
Figure 1-82
2. Check Use DSP as Spot Monitor at next Startup, and click OK.
3. Restart the GV-System.
4. Click the Configure button, point to DSP Spot Monitor, and then select Spot Monitor
Controller. The Spot Monitor Control window appears.
Note: When the DSP Spot Monitor Control feature is enabled, DSP Overlay will be disabled in the
Main System.
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[Advanced Layout]
Figure 1-83 Spot Monitor Controller
DIV 1-16: Screen division option. You can modify the channel sequence by typing the number
directly on each division. Click Apply or OK to apply your settings.
Right Arrow button: Sets the channel sequence of each scanned page (see Scan Setting on
Figure 1-85). Click the button to display this dialog box.
Figure 1-84 Page Setting
Screen Division: Displays the channel sequence. You can modify the sequence by typing
the number directly on each division.
< > buttons: Navigate pages.
Empty page: Clears up the channel sequence of the open page.
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[Video Setting]
Figure 1-85
[Video Attribute] Select a desired camera from the drop-down list to adjust image attributes, such as
Brightness, Contrast, Hue and Saturation.
[Video Enable] Check the desired cameras for display on the spot monitor.
[Scan Setting] Enter the interval between the scanned pages. Select Auto if you want to
automatically scan the cameras or Manual to scan at your own speed.
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Spot Monitor Panel
Click the Configure button, point to DSP Spot Monitor, and then select Spot Monitor Panel.
This panel appears.
1
2
3
4
7
5
6
8
Figure 1-86
The controls on the DSP Spot Monitor Panel:
No. Name
Description
1
Scan
Automatically or manually rotates channels and stops rotation.
2
Previous Page
Goes to the pervious page of the scanned pages.
3
Next Page
Goes to the next page of the scanned pages.
4
Exit
Closes the DSP Spot Monitor Panel.
5
Switch
Opens or closes the channel menu.
6
Channel Menu
Displays the desired channel for single view.
7
Screen Division
Sets screen divisions to 1, 4, 6, 8, 9, 10, 12 and 16.
8
Zoom Esc
After single view, click this button to restore the first scanned page, but to
the last channel when the screen division is set to 1.
System Idle Protection
The System Idle Protection allows the administrator to work on the system without the worry of logout
or leaving the system not recording anymore.
This feature can automatically logout the administrator, login a user with no access rights and/or start
recording.
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Auto Logout Administrator
If the administrator does not press the mouse or press a key within a set period of time, the system
will automatically log him/her out.
1.
Click the Configure button, and then select System Idle Protection Setting. This dialog box
appears.
Figure 1-87
2.
Enable the Auto Logout or Switch to Startup Login User if available option, and then select
Supervisor or Supervisor, Poweruser from the drop-down list.
3.
In the System Idle Over field, type the idle time from 10 to 300 seconds, after which Supervisor or
Poweruser will be logged out.
Auto Login User without Access Rights
When the system is started up after an idle time, a specified user with no access right will login. This
allows the user to see the system is on and working, but at the same time does nothing with the
system. The feature must work with the Startup Auto Login function.
1. Click the Configure button, and select System Configure.
2. In the Startup section, enable Startup Auto Login, and click the Arrow button beside (see Figure
1-3). The Startup Auto Login Setup dialog box appears.
3. Type ID and Password to set up a user for auto login, and click OK.
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Figure 1-88
4. In the System Idle Protection dialog box (see Figure 1-87), enable the Auto Logout or Switch to
Startup Login User if available option, and then select Surpervisor or Supervisor, Poweruser
from the drop-down list.
5. In the System Idle Over field, type the idle time from 10 to 300 seconds, after which the specified
user will be logged in.
Auto Start Recording
If the administrator does not press the mouse or press a key within a set period of time, the system
will automatically start recording.
1.
In the System Idle Protection dialog box (see Figure 1-87), enable the Auto Monitoring option,
and select Monitoring All, Schedule Monitoring or I/O Monitoring from the drop-down list.
2.
In the System Idle Over field, enter the idle time from 10 to 300 seconds, after which the system
will start recording.
Note: The feature can monitor keystrokes or mouse clicks, even from IR Remote Control and GVKeyboard.
Version Information
To know which version of GV-System you have, click the Configure button, and then select Version
Information.
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Fast Key Reference
This option lets you view the fast key windows of Main System and PTZ Control, giving you an instant
reference. Click the Configure button, point to Tool Kit, and then select Fast Key List to display the
fast key table of Main System. Click Close to display the table of PTZ Control.
Main System
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Key
Function
Esc
Return to the default screen
Num 1-9, 0 and F1-F6 or
Alt+”01”~Alt+”16”
Switch the camera channel
F7
Start/Stop monitoring
F8
Start/Stop monitoring schedules
F9
Open the System Configure Setup dialog box
F10
Open ViewLog
F11
Start/Stop the camera scan function
F12
Enable/Disable all network connections
A, a
Display the version information
R, r
Restart by Last Settings
Ctrl+R
Restart by Startup Settings
M, m
Start/Stop modem connection
T, t
Start/Stop TCP/IP connection
W, w
Start/Stop WebCam connection
I, i
Start/Stop IP Multicast connection
V, v
Start/Stop connection to Center V2
S, s
Start/Stop TwinServer
G, g
Start/Stop connection to VSM
C, c
Start/Stop CMS Server
F, f
Start/Stop full screen view
L, l
Login/Change the user
O, o
Logout from the current user
Q, q
Switch the screen division
Ctrl+Q,W,E,A,S,D,Z,X
Switch to a specific screen division
Z, z
Minimize the Main System window
X, x
Exit the Main System
K, k
Display the Fast Key Reference table
Page Up
Switch to the previous screen
Page Down
Switch to the next screen
Ctrl+Num 1-9, 0 and F1~F6
Take a snapshot
+, -
Zoom in/out the single camera view
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PTZ Control
Key
Function
←
Pan left
→
Pan right
↑
Tilt up
↓
Tilt down
Insert
Focus in
Delete
Focus out
Home
Zoom in
End
Zoom out
Num 1~9, 0 and F1~F6
Switch the camera channel
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Fast Key Lockup
If you wish not to use certain fast keys and do not want them to interfere with the keyboard use, you
can disable the fast key functions.
1. On the main screen, click the Configure button, point to Tool Kit, and then select Fast Key Lock
Setup. This dialog box appears.
Figure 1-88
2. Check Lock Sensitive Fast Key, and check the fast keys you want to disable. To restore the
fast keys, uncheck them again.
3. Click OK to apply your settings.
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PTZ Protocol and Model Support
This list is for you to view the PTZ protocols and models that GV-System supports. When you set up
PTZ control in the System Configure window, click the drop-down list to select the PTZ device.
PTZ Protocol and Model Support
Ademco (Jupiter)
Lilin PIH (PIH-7000 / 7600 / 7600PL / 7625)
BOSCH (TC 700 / 8560)
MESSOA (SDS600 Series)
Canon (VC-C3 / VC-C4)
Mintron (54G2AHN/P)
CBC GANZ (ZC-S120 Series)
Minking Dome
Chiper (V9KRP)
Panasonic (WV-CS850 / 854)
Direct Perception (PTU Series)
Pelco Dome
D-Max Dome
Pelco (Spectra 3)
DongYang (DOH-240)
PTZ in I/O
DynaColor (D-7720 / 7722)
SAE (DR-E 588)
Dynacolor Dome
Samsung (SCC-641 / 643)
Elbex (Matrix / 1000)
Samsung (SPD-1600)
GKB (SPD-221)
Sensormatic (Ultra IV)
JEC Dome
Sony (EVI-D100 / D100T)
JVC (TK-S576B / TK-S655)
TOA (CC551)
Kalatel Cyber Dome (with KTD-312)
VIDO Dome
Kampro Technology (K-ZC23)
YAAN Dome
Kenko (DMP23-H1)
Note: GV-System only supports original factory models. Other brands of cameras claiming of the
same protocol compatibility may not work properly with GV-System. GeoVision takes no
responsibility of such incompatibility.
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I/O Applications
This chapter discusses how you can set up and control the I/O devices connected to GV-System. I/O
applications include these features:
Configure I/O devices
Move PTZ to a preset location on input trigger
Support access control systems of Momentary and Maintained modes
Arm and disarm I/O devices without interfering the monitoring
Centrally manage I/O devices across the wide area by the Advanced I/O Panel
Setting Up I/O Devices
Devices necessary for I/O applications are: GV-Net, GV-Net card, GV-NET/IO card, GV-IO and
GV-Relay. For details, see Chapter 2 in the Installation Guide.
To connect an I/O device to GV-System, you need to configure the settings. On the main screen, click
the Configure button, point to System Configure, and then click the I/O Device tab. This window
appears.
Figure 2-1 I/O Settings
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[Select I/O Device] Adds an I/O device to the system:
1. Select the device from the Device drop-down list, for example, GV-IO Card.
2. Click the Format Addr. button to assign an address to the device. The Format Address dialog
box appears.
3. Start your first device with New Address set to 1. Click the Write button to write the address to
the device. Click OK to apply the setting.
4. Click the Add button. You should see the device listed in the display window.
Note: Repeat above steps to add more devices once at a time.
Each device should have its own
address; therefore, in step 3 you should assign a different address for the new device.
[Input X] Click the Arrow buttons to select an Input to set up. One GV-IO module provides up to 8
inputs.
Select Input
Apply to all Inputs
Take a snapshot on input trigger
Delay Time Setup
Delay Time Setup
Figure 2-2
Name: Specifies a name for each input device in the Name field. (Click the Arrow button to set
up next input).
Signal Type: Select signal type for your input device. You may use the Finger button to apply
your selection to all input devices.
For details on Latch Trigger, see Latch Trigger later in this chapter.
[Monitor Input]
Rec Video: Check this option to use the input (sensors or detectors) to trigger recording. You
may select which camera to record in the Camera Select drop-down list and specify the recording
duration.
Invoke Alarm: Check this option to activate computer alarm when the input is triggered. You
may select the alarm type in the drop-down menu.
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Invoke to Send Alerts: Check this option to send out an assigned alert (E-Mail/Hotline/SMS)
when the input is triggered.
1st Right Arrow button: Appears when E-Mail is the assigned alert. Click to select the
camera(s) to take a snapshot on input trigger. The snapshot will be sent out by E-Mail.
2nd Right Arrow button: Click to set the delay time to activate assigned alerts
(E-Mail/Hotline/SMS).
Output Module: If the input is invoked, the system will automatically send a signal to an output
pin.
Right Arrow button: Click to set the delay time to activate the assigned output module.
Note: The delay functions in Invoke to Send Alerts and Output Module allow you time to
deactivate prior alert and output settings. To deactivate these settings, you may stop monitoring
or enable the assigned input module set at “Deactivate notification when selected pin ON" in
I/O Application window (see Figure 2-8).
Register Input Event: This option logs the alarm events into System Log. Each event is
labeled with ID, time, device name (camera or I/O input), corresponding module of the device, and
event for later retrieval. For details on System Log, see Chapter 1.
[Output X] Click the Arrow buttons to select an output. One GV-IO module provides up to 16
outputs.
Select Output
Apply to all Inputs
Keep Last Toggle Status
Figure 2-3
For PTZ: This option opens the PTZ Control Panel, where to control movements of your PTZ
camera.
Name: Specifies a name for each output device in the Name field.
Force Output: Click to test signal to the selected device.
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Signal Type: There are six signal types available: N/O (Normal Open), N/O Toggle, N/O Pulse,
N/C (Normal Closed), N/C Toggle, and N/C Pulse. Choose the one that mostly suits the device
you’re using. The N/O Toggle or N/C Toggle signal type is the output high mode that turns to
output low until the monitoring is stopped. You can also specify the pulse duration for pulse type
signals.
Keep Last Toggle Status: See Keeping Last Toggle Status later in this chapter.
Note: PTZ camera and I/O devices cannot be assigned to the same port at the same time.
Latch Trigger
Instead of constant output alarm in N/O and N/C, the Latch Trigger option provides a momentary alarm,
and allows you to set the alarm duration.
Setting up Latch Trigger:
On the main screen, click the Configure button, point to System Configure, click the I/O Device tab,
and then check Latch Trigger. See the red square in this dialog box.
Figure 2-4
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Application Example:
In the above scenario, Input 4 is set to N/O and Latch Trigger as well. When Input 4 is triggered:
•
Camera 1 starts recording for 30 seconds and stops itself until the next input trigger (see the Rec
Video option).
•
Computer Alarm sounds once (see the Invoke Alarm option).
•
The output (Module 3, Pin 7) is triggered simultaneously based on the Latch Trigger mode (see the
illustrations below).
Following illustrations can help you understand different output signals (see Purple Square in the
above dialog box) working with the Latch Trigger option.
1. N/O (Normal Open) + Latch Trigger
Once the input triggers the output, the output will be triggered for a short moment and then turn off
itself.
N/C
N/C
N/O N/O
N/O
N/C
N/C
Input
Output
N/O N/O
N/O
2. N/O Toggle + Latch Trigger
Once the input triggers the output, the output will keep triggering until a new input trigger.
N/C
N/C
N/C
N/O
N/O
N/O
N/C
Input
Output
1st Input Trigger
N/O
2nd Input Trigger
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3. N/O Pulse + Latch Trigger
Suppose you set the Pulse time to 60 second. Once the input triggers the output, the output will
remain ON for 60 seconds before turning off itself.
N/C
N/C
N/C
N/C
60
sec
60
sec
Input
Output
N/O
N/O
N/O
N/O
Keeping Last Toggle Status
This feature can memorize the current output state when the monitoring is stopped or the system is
restarted. For example, suppose the output is lights. When remaining on the premises, you stop
monitoring but the triggered lights remain ON, not affected by the system state.
Setting up “Keep Last Toggle Status”:
In the System Configure dialog box (see Figure 2-3), select N/O Toggle or N/C Toggle, click the
Arrow button beside to check Keep Last Toggle Status.
Figure 2-5
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Application Example:
Following two illustrations help you understand how the input works with the output set to Keep Last
Toggle Status.
1. Input (N/C) + Output (N/O Toggle + Keep Last Toggle Status)
The triggered output remains ON even when you stop monitoring or restart the system.
Input
Output
N/C
N/C
N/C
N/O
N/O
N/O
1st Input Trigger
2nd Input Trigger
Stop monitoring /
Restart the system
2. Input (N/C + Latch Trigger) + Output (N/O Toggle + Keep Last Toggle Status)
When “Latch Trigger” works with “Keep Last Toggle Status”, the output only has a momentary trigger
but also needs to remain ON even when you stop monitoring or restart the system. Therefore under
the two conditions, the output turns off until a new input trigger.
Input
Output
N/C
N/C
N/C
N/O
N/O
N/O
1st Input Trigger
2nd Input Trigger
Stop monitoring /
Restart the system
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I/O Control Panel
I/O control panel is used to control I/O devices that are added to the system. This control panel will
not appear, unless at least one I/O device is connected to the system. To add and to configure a
device, see Setting Up I/O Devices earlier in this chapter.
I/O Input Control Panel
After a device is added to the system, click the I/O button on the main screen to bring out the on-screen
control panel for inputs and outputs (see Figure 2-6 and Figure 2-7). If only one I/O device is
connected to the system, click the I/O button and select Module 1 to bring up the control panel; if more
than one I/O modules are connected to the system, clicking the I/O button will list all I/O modules
connected to the system. Select one to bring out the control panel.
Module Number
Input Device
Figure 2-6 Input Control Panel
The input panel displays status of current input sensors. The “walking man” icon indicates the sensor
is being triggered.
I/O Output Control Panel
Click the Out button to switch to the following output panel. Pressing an alarm icon will send an
output signal to the corresponding relay.
Module Number
Output Device
Figure 2-7 Output Control Panel
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Moving PTZ Camera to a Preset Location upon Alarm Event
It is possible to direct a PTZ camera to a present location upon an alarm event.
how the PTZ camera moves to respond to an I/O-triggered event.
The setup determines
Click the Configure button, and
select I/O Application Setting from the menu to bring up the following dialog box.
Figure 2-8 I/O Application
The options here allow you to specify how the PTZ camera, and the GV-System will respond to an
I/O-triggered event. Click the Arrow buttons, and select a module and its input to set up.
Preset Go by I/O: Enable the option and select your PTZ camera from the drop-down list.
Addr: Specify the address of the PTZ camera.
Alarm On: Turns the PTZ camera to a preset point when the input is triggered.
Alarm Off: Returns the PTZ camera to a preset point when the triggered input is off.
Alarm On Dwell Time: Specify the amount of time the PTZ camera stays at “Alarm On” preset
point, before returning to the “Alarm Off” preset point.
[Never Recycling Input-Triggered Events] When the item is checked, the files of input-triggered
events won’t be recycled by the system when disk space is full.
[Video Lost Trigger I/O] Activates the specified output module if any camera loses its video signal.
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[Momentary Mode] Pushbutton switches that are normally open and stay closed only as long as the
button is pressed. Momentary switches allow turn-on or turn-off from multiple locations. For
example, certain premises have a designated entry/exit door. When the staff enters the entry door,
the system starts monitoring. When the staff leaves from the exit door, the system stops monitoring.
[Maintained Mode] Push-on/push off button switches that stay open until thrown, and then stay
closed until thrown again. Maintained switches are convenient for only one switch location.
For example, in the business hour when the door is opened, the system stops monitoring; in the
non-business hour when the door is closed, the system starts monitoring.
Deactivating Alarm and Alert Settings
The option lets you instantly deactivate all the prior alarm and alert settings (Output, Wave Alarm, Send
Alerts), when an assigned input module is triggered. Open the I/O Application window (refer to Figure
2-8), and find the following section.
Figure 2-9
[Deactivate notification when selected pin is ON]
When an assigned input module is activated, all
designated alarms and alerts will be disabled. Assign an installed input module and a pin number for
the application.
[Deactivate Notification]
Triggered by: Select an alert condition from the drop-down list for the application. For example,
if you choose Motion, all designated alarms and alerts upon motion detection will be deactivated
when an assigned input module is activated.
Deactivate Selected Notification:
Select the alarms and alerts you want to be deactivated,
such as Output, Wave Alarm and/or Send Alert, when the assigned input module is activated.
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Detecting Input State
This feature is designed to monitor all inputs for a change of state whenever you start I/O monitoring.
A change from the defined state (N/O to N/C or N/C to N/O) can activate an alarm condition, e.g. a
warning light or buzzer.
1. On the main screen, click the I/O button, and then select Detect Input Status. This dialog box
appears.
Figure 2-10
2. Check the Input(s) you want to monitor.
3. For any state change, you can trigger an alarm output by checking Force Output when one or
more inputs are abnormal, and assigning the output module and pin number.
4. When the state change is detected, a warning message will pop up on the screen. In the Auto
close abnormal notify after x sec field, you can define the duration of the message to close itself
automatically.
After settings, you can manually detect all input states by selecting Detect Input Status. Or, you can
just start I/O monitoring. When the system detects any change of input state, you may see this
warning message:
Figure 2-11
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I/O Enable Setting
You can manually arm or disarm any I/O devices without interrupting the monitoring. For example,
when an output alarm is triggered at the front door, you can turn off the specific output while the system
keeps on recording and I/O monitoring.
Arming / Disarming I/O devices:
1. On the main screen, click the I/O button, and select I/O Enable Setting. This dialog box appears.
Figure 2-12
2. Check the Input/Output to arm or uncheck the Input/Output to disarm the device(s). Then click
Apply to verify the changes.
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Advanced I/O Panel
The Advanced I/O Panel provides a centrally managing solution for I/O devices installed across a wide
area. It simplifies the process of configuring and managing many I/O devices. Its major features
are:
Trigger I/O devices without starting I/O monitoring
Group I/O devices for cascade triggers
Monitor different I/O cascade configurations at different times of the day
Quickly access triggered I/O devices by a Quick Link window
The Advanced I/O Panel
To open the panel, click the I/O button on the main screen, and then select Advanced I/O Panel.
1
2
3
4
5
6
9
7
8
10
Figure 2-14
The controls on the Advanced I/O Panel:
No. Name
Description
1
Configure
Accesses Panel and Schedule settings.
2
Mode Schedule
Starts/stops Mode Schedule.
3
Toggle Quick Link
Displays the Quick Link window for quick access to triggered I/O devices.
4
Advanced I/O List Style Displays the Advanced I/O List in various styles: View/Edit, Icon and Detail.
5
Expand Tree Row
Expands tree branches.
6
Collapse Tree Row
Collapses tree branches.
7
Mode
Configures various cascade modes.
8
Standard I/O List
Displays connected I/O modules.
9
Advanced I/O List
Groups I/O devices in cascade mode.
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Creating a Group for Cascade Triggers
You can group I/O devices by function or geography. Further, the group allows cascade triggers,
meaning that the trigger actions of one trigger can activate another trigger.
For example, you might have a group called “Entrance” that contains all I/O devices installed at
entrances. The “Entrance” group might contain other sub groups, each of which contains just the
related I/O devices in various geographic locations:
Group containing all I/O devices installed at entrances
Input 2 installed at the front entrance
Output 1 sub group at the kitchen
Output 3 sub group at the garage
Figure 2-15
When Input 2 is triggered, it will trigger Output 1 and Output 3 sub groups, and Output 1 will trigger
Output 2 in a cascade series.
Creating a Group:
1.
Right-click on Advanced I/O List, and then select Add A Group. This dialog box appears.
Figure 2-16
Group Name: Names the group.
Invoke Alarm: Invokes the computer alarm on I/O trigger. Select a sound from the
drop-down list.
Enable advanced logical input in Multicam:
See Setting Advanced Logical Input Status
later in this chapter.
2. Click Save to apply the settings, and return to the panel.
3. To create a cascading hierarchy, drag the desired inputs/outputs from the left Standard I/O List to
the group.
Note: In the cascading hierarchy, each input can only be used once while the same output can be
used repeatedly.
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Editing a Group:
To modify group settings, right-click a group, and select View/Edit. This dialog box appears.
Figure 2-17
[Group Name] As described in Figure 2-16.
[Group Notify Setting] As described in Figure 2-16.
[Current Pin Setting] To enable this option, highlight an I/O device from the group list at the bottom.
Trigger Associated Outputs: Triggers outputs in cascade mode. Click the Finger button to
apply the change to all I/O devices at the same group.
Change Icon: To enable this option, select one of two displayed icons: Normal or Trigger. Click
the Change Icon button to change an icon. Click the Finger button to apply the change to all I/O
devices at the same group.
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Editing an I/O Device
In addition to editing groups, you can also edit the settings of individual I/O device. Right-click an I/O
device, and select Setting. This dialog box appears.
Figure 2-18
[Display Setting] You can define the nature of I/O devices by colors. Note that the setting only
affects the Detail style of the Advanced I/O List (No. 4, Figure 2-14).
Alarm Level drop-down list: Click the Alarm Level drop-down list, and select one of the six
default colors: Fire, Smog, Vibration, Intruder, Motion and Emergency. For the Level Undefined
option, select Text Color or Background Color, and then click the Input/Output drop-down list to
change its color.
[Trigger Setting]
Trigger Associated Outputs: Triggers outputs in cascade mode (see Creating a Group for
Cascade Triggers above).
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Configuring the Advanced I/O Panel
On the panel toolbar, click the Configure button, and select Panel Setting. This dialog box appears.
Figure 2-19
[Startup]
Show Quick Link: Opens the Quick Link window at panel startup.
Start Schedule Monitoring: Starts Mode Schedule at panel startup. For details, see Setting
up Mode Schedule below.
[Layout]
Show Host Name: Displays the host name of each I/O device on the Advanced I/O List.
Use User-defined Text: Allows you to modify the text of Alarm Level (see Figure 2-18).
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Setting Up Mode Schedule
The Mode Schedule allows you to monitor different I/O cascade configurations at different time. For
example, you may want I/O cascade triggers one way during business hours and another way for
non-business hours. Modes can be switched automatically at a scheduled time.
Creating a Mode:
1. Click the Mode drop-down list (No. 7, Figure 2-14), and select More Edit. This dialog box
appears.
Figure 2-20
2. Click Add, and name the created mode. You can create up to 100 modes.
3. Click Save to return to the panel.
4. Select the created mode from the Mode drop-down list, and create the groups in the Advanced I/O
List. For details, see Creating a Group for Cascade Triggers.
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Creating a Mode Schedule:
Define the times and days you like the panel to switch modes.
1. On the panel toolbar, click the Configure button, and select Schedule Setting. This dialog box
appears.
Figure 2-21
2. Click Add to create a schedule. This dialog box appears.
Figure 2-22
Name: Type a name for the schedule.
Mode: Select a mode from the drop-down list.
Time: Define a time period you want the mode to run.
Days: Check the day(s) you want the mode to run.
3. Click OK to apply the settings, and click Save to return to the panel.
4. To start the mode schedule, click the Mode Schedule button (No. 4, Figure 2-14), and then select
Mode Schedule Start.
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Quick Link
The Quick Link provides a quick access to triggered I/O devices. It is a separate window to display all
group icons. The group icon flashes when any included I/O device is triggered. Clicking the flashing
icon will bring you to the I/O location in the Advanced I/O List.
To open the Quick Link window, click the Toggle Quick Link button. (No. 3, Figure 2-14).
To set the Quick Link window at panel startup, see the Show Quick Link option in Figure 2-19.
Figure 2-23
Forcing Output
To manually force an output, click one output, and select Force Output.
In the Standard I/O List, you can force the output individually.
In the Advanced I/O List, considering cascade triggers, you can only manually force the output at
the top level, e.g. Figure 2-24. Other outputs at sub levels cannot be forced manually, e.g. Figure
2-25.
However, if the output is not in a cascading hierarchy, you can definitely force it manually, e.g.
Figure 2-26.
Figure 2-24
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Editing Background Image
With the Background Image feature, you can import a floor plan to lay out the locations of triggered I/O
devices. This feature works in the Icon style of the Advanced I/O List.
1. To switch to the Icon style, click the Advanced I/O List Style button (No. 4, Figure 2-14) and then
select Icon.
2. Select a group in the Advanced I/O List. The I/O icons of this group will be displayed.
3. Right-click on the right screen, and select Background Image to import a graphic file.
4. Right-click on the right screen, and uncheck Auto Arrange. Now you can freely drag the I/O
icons to the desired locations on the imported map.
5. To add images to another group, repeat the steps 2 to 4.
Figure 2-27
Note: Highlighting Advanced I/O List in the Advanced I/O List, you can import another image.
System-Wide Triggers
The System-Wide feature gives privileges to remote applications, such as Center V2 and VSM, to
force the outputs in the Main System for cascade triggers.
For this example, the System-Wide feature is enabled in Output 1. When the VSM operator manually
forces Output 1, Output 2, 3 and 4 will be triggered in a cascade series. If the System-Wide feature is
disabled, the operator can only force Output 1 without cascade triggers.
Figure 2-28
To enable this feature, right-click an output at the top level, and then select System-Wide Output.
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The “Advanced Logical Input Status in Mutlicam” Option
If you already set a specific input to trigger a specific output in the Main System, you can decide
whether to apply the simple input-trigger-output setting in the Advanced I/O Panel.
For example, you have set a simple access system in the Main System: Input 2 (card reader) triggers
Output 3 (the door opens).
Figure 2-29
But to tighten security, you may set a group “Garage” in the Advanced I/O Panel. Both Input 1 (power
switch) and Input 2 (card reader) should be activated together to trigger Output 1 (light), Output 2
(alarm) and Output 3 (the door opens) in a cascade series. Simply activating Input 2 (card reader)
shouldn’t cause any output triggers in the cascading hierarchy.
power switch
card reader
light
alarm
door opens
Output 3 door opens
Figure 2-30
So now you have the options:
At default, the simple input-trigger-output setting is applied at the Advance I/O Panel when I/O
monitoring is activated. For this example, Input 2 will trigger Output 3.
To only apply the cascade triggers set in the Advanced I/O Panel and ignore the simple
input-trigger-output setting, enable Use adv. Logical input result as input status from the I/O
icon on the main screen and Enable advanced logical input in Multicam from a certain group
(see Figure2- 16) together.
To switch to the simple input-trigger-output setting, just disable Enable advanced logical input in
Multicam.
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Managing a Group of I/O Devices
With groups of I/O devices set up on the I/O Advanced Panel, you can enable or disable these I/O
devices by groups.
Enabling a Group
On the I/O Advanced Panel, right-click a desired group and select Start Monitoring. All input devices
of this group are now enabled. When inputs are triggered, outputs will be activated in cascade mode.
Disabling a Group
On the I/O Advanced Panel, right-click a desired group and select Stop Monitoring. All input devices
of this group are now disabled. No cascade triggers will occur.
Pausing the Triggered Inputs
This feature is designed for a group of outputs set to be Toggle mode. When inputs activate outputs in
cascade triggers, right-click this group and select Pause Monitoring. The inputs of the group will be
reset, but the outputs keep on alarming.
Note: With the System-Wide Output option (see System-Wide Triggers above) activated, you
cannot use these three options to manage a group of I/O devices.
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Point-Of-Sale (POS) Application
A POS system may be integrated to a GV-System through the GV-Data Capture box. Through the
integration, you can investigate a transaction with transaction data overlaying on video footage, by
either live viewing or playing back.
POS System Connection
POS systems vary in different forms, with a receipt printer attached internally or externally (also called
cash register), and with the text or graphic mode.
For the information on attaching the text-mode POS system to GV-System, visit the related links below.
To access
Visit
DB9 Interface POS System
http://www.geovision.com.tw/english/faq/POSflowchart/text/DB9_POS.pdf
DB25 Interface POS System
http://www.geovision.com.tw/english/faq/POSflowchart/text/DB25_POS.pdf
DB9 Interface Cash Register
http://www.geovision.com.tw/english/faq/POSflowchart/text/DB9_cash.pdf
DB25 Interface Cash Register
http://www.geovision.com.tw/english/faq/POSflowchart/text/DB25_cash.pdf
To attach the graphic-mode POS system to GV-System, first check if your POS system has these two
characteristics:
Windows operation system
Serial port (COM port) for output
For the application of the graphic-mode POS system, you need:
Additional USB dongle
POS Data Sender program. (Included in the Surveillance System Software CD)
If you are not sure about the printing mode of your POS system, refer to The Printing Mode of POS
System/Cash Register at this link:
http://www.geovision.com.tw/english/faq/POSflowchart/The_printing_mode_of_POS_system_cash_register.pdf
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POS Data Sender
To attach the graphic-mode POS system with the Windows operation system and serial output to
GV-System, follow these steps:
1.
Connect the POS system as illustrated below.
Windows-based and built-in serial-port
POS System
Cross-over RS232
RS232 or Parallel
GV-System + USB dongle
Printer
2.
Insert the Surveillance System Software CD to the POS system. It will run automatically, and a
window appears.
3.
Select the Install V 8.0.0.0 System.
4.
Select the Software POS Driver (Only for Graphic mode POS System), and follow on-screen
instructions to complete the installation.
5.
Go to Windows Start, point to Programs, select DVR-POS, and then click DVR POS Driver.
The following window appears.
Figure 3-1 POS Data Sender
6.
Click Start Service, and then select the COM port to send graphic data to the GV-System.
Note: The GV-System must be configured and ready for this application. To set up the GV-System,
see Setting a POS System below.
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Setting a POS System
To connect a POS system to GV-System, follow these steps:
1. Click the Configure button, point to POS Application Setting, and then select POS Device
Setup. The POS Sever Setup window appears.
Figure 3-2 POS Server Setup
2.
Click the New button in the upper part of the window. The following dialog box appears.
Figure 3-3 POS system settings
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Printer Type: Select Serial Port, Parallel Port or TCP/IP Port that the POS system
belongs to.
For TCP/IP Port applications, see GV-Data Capture V2E User’s Manual.
Device: Assign the POS system to a camera screen. POS 1 displays the images and
data on the Camera 1 screen; POS 2 on the Camera 2 screen, and so on. Click the […]
button next to the item to rename the device.
POS Module: Select the printer attached to the POS system. If it’s not Epson, select
General for other brands. If the printing is in the graphic mode, choose GraphMode.
For Graphic mode applications, see the POS System Connection section above.
COM Port: Select the COM port that the POS system is connected to.
The parameter button: Click the button to configure Baud Rate, Data Bits, Parity, and/or
Stop Bits to match those of the POS system, or keep them as defaults.
Cash Drawer Open Signal:
This option is only available when an input module is
configured in the Main System. Assign the input module connected to the cash drawer.
Every time when the cash drawer is opened, a signal will be sent to the Main System and
recorded in System Log for later retrieval.
Use Codepage Mapping: This feature is to support special characters and symbols
display.
For details, see Codepage Mapping.
Trace Mode: Check this item only after getting the recommendation from our technical
support staff.
3.
After above settings, click Add to add the POS system to the Main System.
Superimposing POS Data onto Camera Screen
Follow these steps to set camera screens with POS text data:
1.
Open the POS Device Setup window. Refer to Figure 3-2.
2.
Click the Text Setup tab to set text font and position of the data.
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Figure 3-4 Text Overlay Settings
[POS Text]
Print on video file: Enable this option to display POS data on the recorded video file.
Print on screen: Enable this option to display POS data on the transaction scene.
Print on POS Live View: Enable this option to display POS data on the POS Live View
window.
Text Alignment: Select how you want POS data to be aligned on a view screen.
Enable clean time: When the option is enabled, after the specified time in seconds that if
GV-System hasn’t received the transaction data from your POS system, the
already-displayed data will disappear from the camera screen, i.e. the cashier stops
entering the transaction data.
Dwell time: Specify the amount of time in seconds that POS data stays on a view screen
before the next transaction.
[Camera/Time Text]
Print on video file: Enable this option to display camera ID and location name on the
recorded video file.
Text Alignment: Select how you want the camera information to be aligned on a view
screen.
[Set Font] Click the Set Font button to set up the font for POS and Camera/Time text. The
option Apply Stereo Font makes texts stand out from the background by giving white-edge to
the texts.
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POS Field Filter
POS Field Filter allows you to create a column of a transaction item in System Log. It further filters
the transaction conditions based on your criteria, and displays the results under the created column.
To set up the function, follow these steps:
1.
Click the Configure button, point to POS Application Setting, and then select POS Field Filter.
The following window appears.
Figure 3-5 POS Capture Data Setting
2.
Click the New button. The following dialog box appears.
Figure 3-6 Setting search criteria
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[Key Word] Enter a meaningful keyword that matches exactly one of transaction items/texts in
the receipt. The field is case sensitive. Suppose we enter Coke. Every text matching to
Coke will be screened out.
[Capture Data Type]
Select the type of data followed by the specified transaction item/text:
Numeric, Currency or Alphabetic. If the specified transaction item/text is followed by a price
amount, choose Numeric or Currency. If it is followed by alphabets, choose Alphabetic.
With Comma: If there are commas in a price amount, check the option.
With Decimal Sign: If there are decimal signs in a price amount, check the option.
With Space: The option is only available when you choose Alphabetic. If there is space
among a series of characters, check the option.
[MDB File Entry Name] Enter a file name to store the data.
3.
Click OK to apply the above settings.
4.
Open System Log.
In System Log, for this example, you can see the last column created for the transaction item Coke.
The transactions matching the search criteria will be displayed under the created column.
Figure 3-7 A created column in System Log
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Abnormal Transaction Alerts
When an abnormal transaction of the specified transaction item occurs, this function can automatically
activate the output device and send out assigned E-Mail/SMS/Pager alerts. To set up this function,
follow these steps:
1.
Click the Configure button, point to POS Application Setting, and then select POS Field Filter
to display the POS Capture Data Setting window. See Figure 3-5.
2.
Click the Loss Prevention Setting button to display the following dialogue box.
Figure 3-8 Loss Prevention Setting
[Alarm Conditions] Check this option and define the price range for an alarm condition. For
this example, when the price amount in a transaction is great than or equal to (>=) 10000 and
less than or equal to (<=) 100000, the assigned alarm will be activated.
[Alarm Output] Assign an installed output module for the application.
[Alert Message] Enter a desired alert message. To set up a notification type
(E-Mail/Hotline/SMS), refer to Send Alerts Approach in Chapter 1.
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Codepage Mapping
This feature is to support special characters and symbols display. When your transaction text
appears on the screen incorrectly, your POS system may use different character code from
GV-System’s. To change a character code, follow these steps:
1.
In Figure 3-3, enable Use Codepage Mapping, and then select a character code from the
drop-down list.
Note: The codepage is related to “Script” in the Set Font option (see Figure 3-4). When this
option is disabled, it means there are no codepages matching your script setting.
2.
To verify the character code you selected, click the […] button to preview its codepage.
Figure 3-9 Codepage Mapping Preview
3.
At the From side, locate and click one of the symbols or characters that couldn’t display correctly.
For this example, you can see its previous character code (From side: Ox9C) has been
transferred to the default equivalent (To side: OxA3).
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Searching POS Data
You can locate any desired POS data and videos during a transaction. In the Main System, click the
ViewLog button and then select Search POS Data to display the Quick Search window. When the
Quick Search starts, the latest transaction video and data will always be displayed. For the Quick
Search feature, see Figure 4-16 in Chapter 4
POS Live View
The POS Live View can display transaction data in a separate window instead of overlaying data on
the main screen. It features:
Fast access to transaction data without opening System Log.
The View is designed for high screen resolution of 1280 x 1024. When your monitor supports 1280
x 1024 and the main screen is set to 1024 x 768, you can juxtapose the main screen and the POS
Live View.
The POS Live View Window
On the main screen, click the ViewLog button, and then select POS Live View.
1 2
3
4
Figure 3-10
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The controls in the POS Live View Window:
No. Name
Description
1
Previous Transaction
Goes to the previous transaction data.
2
Next Transaction
Goes to the next transaction data.
3
Freeze
Suspends the current transaction data display. Clicking this
button again will restore to the live display.
4
Live View Menu
Accesses the settings of POS Live View.
5
Exit
Closes the POS Live View window.
Setting Up Live View
To change the display status on the POS Live View window, click the Live View Menu button (No.4,
Figure 3-10) and select Live View Setup. This dialog box appears.
Figure 3-11
[View Setting]
Max Transactions in Each View:
Enter the number of transactions you want to keep on the
POS Live View window. For example, if you enter 99, there are always 99 transactions kept on
the window. When the 100th transaction is entered, the oldest transaction data will be deleted to
remain the max. transaction number to 99.
Max Rows in Each View: Enter the number of transaction rows you want to keep on the POS
Live View window, which includes any materials printed by POS System, e.g. data and time.
[Mode Setting]
Select one single POS Live View window or multiple windows to display on the screen.
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Save User Define Arrange Position:
Allows you to freely place the multiple windows on the
screen. To use this feature:
(1) Drag the windows to the desired places on the screen.
(2) Open the Live View Setup dialog box, and click this option. When this warning message
appears: Are you sure to save User Define Arrange Position?, click Yes to save your
arrangement.
Whenever you want to place the POS Live View windows as your previous arrangement, click the
Live View Menu button, point to Arrange Views, and select Custom View.
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CHAPTER
Playing Back Video Files
Recorded files can be played back using five different software applications offered by the system –
ViewLog, Quick Search, Remote Playback System, Remote Playback System WebCam version, and
Q-View. Following is a comparison table for these applications. This is not a complete comparison
table, because many of these features are dealt with in details throughout the manual. However, this
table may help you to decide which application to use under a given situation.
Application
Description
ViewLog
Plays back video files on the servers and computers within the LAN, as
well as supporting the Backup function.
A more convenient tool that allows you to search video files recorded
on motion, alarm, or POS events.
Plays back files through network connection. Offers most complete
playback features among the five. This application is a management
system itself. It can download and play back history video files from
several servers over Internet. See Playing Back over Internet Using
Remote Playback, later in this chapter.
No additional software installation is necessary. Just play back by
your web browser. See Remote Playback on WebCam in Chapter 6.
Plays back files saved at the remote site. It comes with the
installation of any GV remote applications (Remote View, IP Multicast,
and Center V2) for instant playback. This feature is discussed in
Chapter 8.
Quick Search
Remote Playback System
Remote Playback System
WebCam version
Q-View
This chapter discusses ViewLog, Quick Search, and Remote Playback System in details.
Playing Back on ViewLog
The ViewLog would play back recorded video files without affecting recording. There are two ways to
launch ViewLog:
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Start Video Log from the GV-folder (Windows Start menu/Programs)
In the Main System, click the ViewLog button and then select Video/Audio Log. Or press [F10]
on the keyboard.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
17
16
15
14 13
12
11
Figure 4-1 The ViewLog Window
By default when you open ViewLog, it will play the last event of camera number 1. Without further
settings you could already play back the event by clicking the Play button (No. 12, Figure 4-1) on
Playback Panel. Click the View Mode button (No. 5, Figure 4-1) to switch the current view mode to a
multi-channel view. Use controls on Playback Panel to view the event in the way you want. Move
the slider in Playback Meter (No. 10, Figure 4-1) forward and backward to navigate video frames.
To play back multiple events, keep pressing [CTRL] on the keyboard and highlight the desired events
on the Video Event List (No. 4, Figure 4-1). Then click the Play button to play these events. To
select events from different dates, click the date from the Date Tree (No. 3, Figure 4-1). Events of that
date will be listed in the Video Event List.
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The controls in the ViewLog window:
No Name
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Camera Name
Camera View
Date Tree
Video Event List
View Mode
Camera Select
Advance
8 Event List
9 Function Panel
10 Scroll Bar
11 Voice
12 Playback Panel
13 Function Icons
14 Playback Speed
15 Time Display
16 Date Display
17 Exit
Description
Indicates the given camera name.
Displays the playback video.
Displays date folders.
Displays video events within a certain date folder.
Sets screen divisions: Single, Thumbnail, Quad or Multi View.
Sets a desired camera for display.
Accesses the basic or advanced search; see Searching a Video Event,
later in this chapter. And reloads video event list.
Displays the date tree and video event list.
Provides various settings for ViewLog.
Scrolls forward or backward of the playback video.
Enables audio playback.
Contains typical playback control buttons.
A highlighted icon indicates an enabled function. From left to right are the A
to B Mode, auto playing of next events, the contrast and brightness
function, the light enhancement and equalization function, the sharpness
and smoothness function, the grayscale function, and reconnection to
Remote ViewLog.
Indicates the playback speed. x1 represents normal playback speed.
Indicates the time of the playback video.
Indicates the date of the playback video.
Closes or minimizes the ViewLog window.
1
8
2
9
3
10
4
11
5
12
6
13
7
14
15
Figure 4-2 Function Panel
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The controls in the Function Panel:
No Name
1
Sample
2
3
4
Contrast/Brightness
Light Enhancement/
Equalization
Sharpen/Smooth
5
6
7
8
Grayscale
Copy
Undo
Save AVI File
9 Save As Image
10 Print
11 Print Setup
12 Page Setup
13 Setting
14
Tools
15 A to B Mode
Description
Gives the examples of “Before” and “After” effects of contrast, brightness,
light enhancement, equalization, sharpness, smoothness and Grayscale.
Modifies color contrast and brightness of the video image.
Modifies light enhancement and equalization of the video image.
To remove the applied effect, click the Undo button.
Modifies smoothness and sharpness of the video image.
To remove the applied effect, click the Undo button.
Switches between the color and black/white image.
Copies the video image.
Undoes the applied effects on the video image.
Saves a video file as avi or exe format; see Exporting Video, later in this
chapter.
Exports image files in bmp, jpg, gif, png, or tif format.
Prints out the image.
Specifies various settings for printing.
Adjusts the page layout.
Sets up advanced functions for ViewLog; see Advanced Setup, later in
this chapter.
Brings up these options: Object Search, Advanced Log Browser, Backup,
Delete, Connect to Remote ViewLog Service, Address Book, Full Screen
and Fast Key. All of them are explained later in this chapter.
Plays repeatedly the set frames A to B.
Playback Screen Layout
Click the View Mode button to select the following screen layouts:
Single View: Displays one playback channel only.
Thumbnail View: Reviews images frame by frame in thumbnails. Only one camera at a time
can be selected for this function.
Quad View: Plays back in a quad layout.
Multi View: Plays back all available cameras.
Click the View Mode button (No. 5, Figure 4-1) any time when you want to change the current view
mode. The option of Thumbnail View is disabled while a video file is playing back. Wait until the
video ends or click the Pause button to make the option available.
In a thumbnail view, a video file is divided into a set of frames. The frames are displayed in 25
playback windows, shown as follows.
The key frame is in the center, with 12 video frames occurred before and after the key frame. This
helps to locate required frames you may otherwise miss by other viewing methods.
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Figure 4-3
Playback Control Buttons
Video files may be played back with or without audio. To play back with audio, check Voice, as shown
below. (Please note not all GV cards support the audio function.)
Playback Scroll
Voice
Rewind
Stop
Play
Previous
Home
Next
End
Zoom
Speed
Figure 4-4
A to B Playback Mode
When playing video events, you can set a starting and an ending frame for auto-playing:
1.
To set the starting frame A, click the A to B Mode button (No. 15, Figure 4-2). The message A
to B Mode (Set A) appears on the screen.
2.
To set the ending frame B, click the A to B Mode button. The message A to B Mode (Set B)
appears on the screen.
ViewLog will start playing the set frames A to B repeatedly. To stop the playing, click the A to B Mode
button; the message A to B Mode (Cancelled) will appear.
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Searching a Video Event
ViewLog offers two search methods: the Basic and the Advanced, allowing you to locate a video event
within a certain date, time or camera.
Basic Search
1.
Click the Advance button (No. 7, Figure 4-1) and select Basic Search to display the following
dialog box.
Alternatively, press [CTRL] + [F8] on the keyboard to call it up.
Figure 4-5
2.
Specify a desired date and time.
3.
Click the Search button for the search. If the specified time can’t be found, a prompt will appear
for you to select a next or previous video event available.
Advanced Search
1. Click the Advance button (No. 7, Figure 4-1) and select Advanced Search to call up the following
dialog box.
Alternatively, press [F8] on the keyboard to call it up.
Figure 4-6
2. Specify the desired date, time period, and cameras for search.
3. Click OK to start searching.
4. In the Video Event list, the events matching the search criteria will be highlighted in gray color.
Click the Play button to play back the highlighted events.
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Exporting Video
You can export a certain time period within a video event and play it back at the place where ViewLog
is not available. The maximum length of the exported file is 1 hour.
1.
Locate a desired file from the date tree and video event list (No. 3 & 4, Figure 4-1).
2.
Select the screen division from the View Mode button (No. 5, Figure 4-1).
3.
Click the Save AVI File button (No. 8, Figure 4-2). This window appears.
Alternatively, press [S] on the keyboard to call it up.
Figure 4-7 Save AVI File
4.
Drag the timelines to define a starting and ending time of the file.
5.
If the video event has the Privacy Mask settings, and you want to retrieve the recoverable
block-out area(s) in the exported file, type a valid ID and password in the Decode Video
Protection field.
If you want to remain the recoverable block-out area(s) in the exported file, leave the field blank.
For details on Privacy Mask, see Privacy Mask Protection in Chapter 1.
6.
Click the [……] button in the Set Location section to assign a saving path.
7.
Click the Setting tab to configure the exported video.
8.
Click OK to export and save the file.
See AVI File Settings below.
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AVI File Settings
To configure the format of exported video, follow these steps:
1.
Click the Setting tab on the Save AVI File window. This window appears.
Note that when you save the AVI file in single view mode, the window looks slightly different.
Figure 4-8
[Date/Time] Select whether to include date and/or time stamps. And select the stamp color.
[Normal]
Audio Export: This option is only available when your audio channels are set up.
Time Merge: Click to save a full-length video with recorded and non-recorded periods.
The non-recorded period will display a blank blue screen. This option is designed to
accurately reflect your recording status.
Save as EXE: Click to save files as EXE format. Enable this feature if you want to play
back video at the computer without installing GV-System. This format allows you to
auto-play the files with any third-party player.
[AVI Size] Select the screen size of the saved file.
[Camera(s)] Select which camera file for exporting.
2.
Click OK to apply above settings.
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Saving Images
You can save the current camera view as an image file.
1. Click the Save As Image button (No. 9, Figure 4-2). This dialog box appears.
Figure 4-9
[Stamp Text on the Image]
Select whether to include host name, camera name, date and/or time stamp on the image.
Selecting Transparent will create the stamp on the transparent background.
Click the Set Font tab to set the font for the stamp.
[The image] Click on the image at the bottom to preview the stamp text.
Click on the image
again to close the preview window.
2. Name the file, select a file format, and then assign the location to save the image file.
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Printing Images
You can print images in three layout styles: single view, quad view or multi view.
1. Click the View Mode button (No. 5, Figure 4-1) to decide the screen layout.
Note that Thumbnail View is not available for print.
2. Select an event in the Video Events list (No. 4, Figure 4-1), and then click the Print button. This
dialog box appears.
Figure 4-10
[Image Ratio and Position] Changes the size of the image and its position on the page. This
option is only available in Single View mode.
Preserve aspect ratio: Click to maintain the aspect ratio when resizing an image.
Align to center: Click to change the position of the image on the page.
[Text Stamp and Position]
Select whether to include the host name, camera name, date and/or time stamp on the printed
image.
Select Print note to include a note below the image. Under the Print note field, type the text of
less than 64 characters.
Stamp position icons: Sets the position where the stamp is printed.
Set Font tab: Click to select the font type for the stamp.
3. Click OK to save the settings or Print to print out the page.
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Object Search
This feature allows you to perform two functions: 1. Detect motion, missing objects or unattended
objects within a certain region of a recorded file. 2. Perform the counting function within certain
regions in a recorded file. The following gives an example of motion detection. For details on
missing objects, unattended objects and counting, refer to Configuring Object Counting and Detecting
Unattended and Missing Objects in Chapter 1.
1.
Select a desired video file from the Video Event list for the search. Or select multiple files by
clicking on each file while keeping pressing [CTRL] on the keyboard.
2.
Click the Tools button (No.14, Figure 4-2) on the function panel, and then select Object Search
to display the following window.
Save Image
Setup
Show
Search
Open View Log
Figure 4-11 Object Search
3.
In the Video Process drop-down list, select Alarm.
4.
Click the Setup button for further settings. The following window will appear.
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Figure 4-12
5
Use the mouse to outline a region for motion detection. You will be prompted to enter Alarm
Region.
6.
Keep detection Sensitivity and Search Speed as defaults or adjust them if needed.
7.
Click OK to finish the settings and close the window.
8.
In the Option section, you have several options:
Play All Events: Plays back the video segments found as a continuous series of images.
Show Mask: Shows masks on the detection regions.
Find and Stop: (recommended) Pauses the search process when motion is detected.
9.
In the control panel, click the Search button for the search.
10. When any video segment matches the search criteria of motion detection, the Show button will be
available. Click Show to display the Event List window.
Figure 4-13
11. Expand the event folders to see the video segments inside. Or, enable Show Small Pictures at
the upper of window to access the thumbnail view.
12. Select one video segment, and then click the Play button in the Object Search window to play it
back. Or, click the Open ViewLog button to play it with ViewLog.
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Searching and Playing Back Motion, Alarm, and POS Event
1. Click the Tools button, select Advanced Log Browser from the menu and the following dialog box
will appear.
Figure 4-14
2. Specify a time range, click the OK button, and all events within the specified range will be
displayed on this Advanced Log Browser window.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Figure 4-15 Advanced Log Browser
The buttons on the Advanced Log Browser:
No. Name
Description
1
Open
Opens an event log.
2
Reload
Selects Reload All Table or Reload Current Table to refresh
loaded data.
3
Filter
Defines the search criteria.
4
Backup
Selects All Tables to back up all log data, or selects Current
Table to back up the current log table you are at.
5
Print
Prints the current log table.
6
Monitor Table
Displays the monitor log.
7
System Table
Displays the system log.
8
Login Table
Displays user’s login/logout log.
9
Counter Table
Displays the counter log.
10 POS Table
Displays the POS log.
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11 POS List
Accesses one POS channel for log data.
12 Exit
Exits the browser.
In the Advanced Log Browser Window, double-clicking the Monitor Log list or the POS Log list will
allow you to view related video in Quick Search Screen as shown in Figure 4-16.
Quick Search is a very useful tool for searching and playing back video files that were based on motion
detection, alarm, or POS events. The following figure and table give you an overview on Quick
Search’s features and functional buttons.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
14
13
12
11
10
9
Figure 4-16 Quick Search
The controls on the Quick Search window:
No.
Name
Description
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Monitoring Window
Camera Select
Day Select
Time Select
Go Button
Event Query
Transaction
Void
Transaction Window
Mode Switch
11
12
13
ViewLog
Time Period
Playback Panel
14
Exit
Displays video associated to the event
Use the drop-down list to select camera
Use the drop-down list to select date
Use the drop-down list to select time
Click to search files that matches to the parameters set above.
Click to specify event query
Use the arrow buttons to select previous or next transaction event.
Use the arrow buttons to select previous or next void event.
Displays POS transaction
Click these buttons to enable or disable Transaction Window and to
switch between 640x480 or 320x240 display.
Click to open ViewLog application.
Use these buttons to search event within the specified time.
Includes Play, Pause, Previous 10 frames, Home, Next 10 frames, End
buttons.
Click to close Quick Search screen
Click the Event Query button (No. 6, No. 3-16) on the Quick Search window, and the following dialog
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box will appear. Use this function to find POS events by a specific item, transaction, or date.
Figure 4-17
[Find Text] Enable this option to find video events that match to the key word.
[POS Event] Enable this option to find video events that match to the specified transaction type.
[Start Time] Enable this function and use the drop-down list to specify date and time
[Rule] Specify to search forward or backward from the set date.
Advanced Setup
The Setting button on the Function Panel allows you to configure (1) Quad View, (2) Play Setting, (3)
Display and (4) Cache. Click this button to open the System Configuration dialog box.
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[Quad View]
Select four desired cameras to display in Quad View mode.
Figure 4-18
[Play Setting]
Figure 4-19
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[General Play Method]
Auto play next event:
The next events can be put in sequence for auto playing.
Auto Play the latest event when Viewlog starts: The latest event starts playing when
ViewLog starts.
Default view mode when viewlog starts: Select the desired view mode at startup.
[Advance Play Method]
Frame by Frame (without audio): Plays back video frame by frame. This method delays
playback depending on bandwidth and computer performance, but all video frames are fully
played back.
Real time: Plays back video on real time. This method saves waiting time for rendering, but
drop frames to give the appearance of real-time playback.
[Network Speed and Buffering] This feature provides network-buffering options to meet your
bandwidth needs. This section is only available when the Connect to Remote ViewLog Service
feature is enabled. For Remote ViewLog Service, see Playing Back over Internet Using Control
Center Server, later in this chapter.
Choose Connect Speed: Select your connection speed for LAN, Broadband or Narrowband.
The selection will bring up default settings in the Advanced Play Method and Network Buffering
options.
Video download and playback simultaneously: This method is recommended for broadband
and busy network. It partially downloads and stores a file in a buffer before it begins to play.
Specify the interval between downloaded files.
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[Display]
Figure 4-20
[User Interface]
Aspect Ratio: Select the ratio between the width of the image and the height of the image.
Event List: Click the drop-down list to select the display layout of Video Event List. You can
select to display Event Time only, Event Time together with Total Frame, Event Time together
with Total Time, or Event Time together with File Size.
[Thumbnail]
Frame Interval: Specify the number of frames between each video thumbnail.
Show Frame Time: Displays time stamp on each thumbnail.
[Image]
Apply De-interlace Render: Enable the De-interlace function, and then restart ViewLog to
apply it.
Note: This function requires DirectX 9.0C. The De-interlace only works in single view with the
resolution of 640 x 480 and 720 x 480.
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Apply Scaling Render: Select to smoothen mosaic squares when enlarging a playback video.
Restart ViewLog to apply it for the first time.
Note: This function requires DirectX 9 and VGA card with the video scaling support. And the
scaling only works in single view.
[Camera Setting] Display the camera number and name on the screen.
[Database]
Specify the duration of event files to be loaded at ViewLog startup.
Figure 4-21
Display all Date and Time: Load all recorded event files.
Display latest Date and Time: Check this item and select time length of the event files to be
loaded.
Note: If you check the Display latest Date and Time option, the Event List will not be refreshed as
the latest event is recorded. To refresh the List, click the Advance button and select Reload
database.
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[Cache]
A cache is a memory location that is used to store data temporarily, when you are using the function of
Save AVI, Export DVD or Network Buffering. If the default path does not have sufficient space for this
temporary storage, assign another path by clicking the […] button.
Figure 4-22
Recycling Option for Video Files
You can choose whether to recycle your video files. To apply this function, follow the steps below.
1. Select a desired video event from Video Event List, and then right-click it to call up a menu as
shown below.
The neverrecycling flag
The neverrecycling option
Figure 4-23
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2. Select the Mark Never Recycle option. A never-recycling flag will appear next to the video event.
3. To disable the never-recycling function, right-click the video event again and select Unmark Never
Recycle.
Unmarking All Never-Recycling Flags
The above step 3 illustrates how to unmark never-recycling flag one by one. When you like to unmark
all the never-recycling flags in certain cameras, follow the steps below.
1.
Shut down ViewLog and Main System if they are running.
2.
Go to the Windows Start menu, select Programs, point to the GV folder, and then click Repair
Database Utility.
3.
A valid ID and a password are required.
When the Select Camera for Repair Database dialog box appears, select the cameras of video
files that you want to unmark their never-recycling flags
4.
Click OK to open the Repair Database window. See Figure 5-14 in Chapter 5.
5.
Click the Use Default Path button to unmark all the never-recycling flags.
Reserving Never-Recycling Flags
If you like to reserve all the never-recycling flags you marked on video events even after repairing the
database, check Reserve Never-recycle Flag on the Repair Database window before making repairs.
See Figure 5-14 in Chapter 5.
Playing Back over Local Area Network (LAN)
Using LAN ViewLog, it is possible to play back video files across the Local Area Network (LAN). This
application provides access to file locations and allows playback in any local computer. Same tasks
would be accomplished by using Windows My Network Places but in a much more complicated
process.
Before you start, make sure both your system folder and to-be-view video files are made available to
network users, done through the proper setup in Windows Sharing And Security.
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After the folders and files are made available, you must download LAN ViewLog and install GV codec
to your local computer first:
1. At the local computer, go to Windows My Network Places. Find the server where the
GV-System is located.
2. To download LAN ViewLog, locate LANViewLogCtrl.exe from the system folder (Figure 4-24-1),
and copy and paste this program to your local computer.
3. To install GV codec, locate the Install Codec folder in the system folder, and run InstallCodec.exe.
To view video files:
1.
At the local computer, execute LANViewLogCtrl.exe to bring up the LAN ViewLog Controller
window. See Figure 4-24-2.
Add
Figure 4-24-1
Delete
Figure 4-24-2
2. Click the Add button to bring up the Add ViewLog dialog box.
Figure 4-25
3.
Click […] the Browse button, and locate ViewLog500.exe in the server computer.
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4.
Click the Detect button to load video files from the server computer.
If you see a Red Cross sign instead of green checks (Figure 4-26), go back to your Windows
Sharing And Security in the server PC and check if you’ve made these folders shared for intended
PCs.
5.
Click the Add button. A path to the server is now established.
System B
\\SystemB\gv650\ViewLog500.exe
Stand By
Figure 4-26
6.
Highlight the path, and click the Play button to open ViewLog that is loaded with video files.
More paths may be added for fast access through the application.
Playing Back over Internet Using Control Center Server
Through a network connection, the Control Center Server enables access to a remote ViewLog for
playback. It features:
•
All functions provided by ViewLog are available, such as Backup, Save as AVI, Object Search and
so on
•
Capability of disabling certain camera connections under heavy network load
•
Resuming file transfers for backup
Accessing the Remote ViewLog
Before you start, make sure the Control Center Server feature is enabled in the remote GV-System.
On the main screen, click the Network button, point to Control Center Server and select Remote
ViewLog Service to start the connection. At the local site:
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1. On the function panel, click the Tools button (No. 14, Figure 4-2), and select Connect to Remote
ViewLog Service. This dialog box appears.
Figure 4-27
2. Enter the IP Address, ID and Password of the remote GV-System.
3. Click the Connect button.
When the connection is established, you will see the remote ViewLog appears on your screen. Then
you can use all ViewLog features for playback.
Viewing Connection Status
You can view connection status of each camera, and disable certain camera connections when the
Internet is overloaded.
On the function panel, click the Setting button (No. 13, Figure 4-2), and then click the Mulit View tab.
This dialog box appears.
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Figure 4-28
[Host Name column] Indicates the host name of a remote camera. Uncheck to disconnect from
one camera.
[Status column] The message Ready indicates an established connection while Fail means a failed
connection.
[Auto retry when connection has broken] When the connection is broken for a specified time, the
system will automatically re-connect to the remote ViewLog.
Resuming Backup
Backing up files from a remote ViewLog is possible via the Control Center Server. When the file
transfer is interrupted by a network error, you can even resume backup.
1.
When the backup is interrupted, this message will appear: There are x file(s) couldn’t be backup.
Do you want to keep a log file and backup them later?
2.
Click Yes. You will be prompted to save the partial backup file as *lv format.
3.
To resume backup, click the Resume button in the Backup dialog box, and then locate the partial
backup file to continue.
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Figure 4-29
Playing Back over Internet Using Remote Playback
Remote Playback Client (RPB Client) allows client PCs to download history video files from server PCs
through Remote Playback Server (RPB Server). Before getting started, make sure the following
requirements are met:
OS
Windows 2000, XP, Server 2003
CPU
Pentium 500 (minimum)
Memory
128MB RAM
Hard Disk
20GB (minimum)
VGA
NVIDIA GeForce II 32MB, 800x600 screen resolution (minimum)
Network
TCP/IP
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Working with Remote Playback Server at the Server PC
To establish a connection, first activate RPB Server at one server PC. RPB Server comes with the
installation of Main System. Follow these steps to activate it.
1.
Go to Windows Start, select Programs, point to the GV folder, and then select Remote
Playback Server. This RPB window appears.
Figure 4-30
2.
Click the Start Service button
. A valid ID and Password are required.
In the RPB window, you can see the message, for example, “1/4/2005 6:14:36PM Start Sever”,
indicating when the server is activated.
To stop a connection, click the End Server button
.
A valid ID and Password are required.
To minimize the RPB window in Windows taskbar, select Option from the menu bar, and then select
Hide When Minimize.
Configuring RPB Server
To configure the RPB Server, select Option from the menu bar, and then select Setup. This displays
the following dialog box.
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Figure 4-31
[Auto Run when Start Windows] Automatically starts RPB Server at Windows startup. Enter an
ID and a password that are allowed to use the server.
[Save the Connective Record] Check to create a log that keeps the login and logout status of the
server. Type a storage path in the Path field.
[Port] The default port is 5066. To automatically configure the port on your router by UPnP
technology, click the Arrow button.
For details, see UPnP Settings, Chapter 6 in the User’s Manual.
[End connection when idle more than x minute(s)] Stops the connection after the assigned idle
minutes.
[Maximum Users] One RPB Server allows the maximum of 16 connections. You can determine
the maximum number of client PCs allowed to log in your RPB Server.
[Enable IP White List] Check the item and click Edit to create a list of IP addresses only which are
allowed to access the RPB server. For the setting details, see IP White List Settings in Chapter 6.
[Bandwidth Control] Check to prevent overloading on slow network. You can set the bandwidth
from 0 to 100,000 Kbytes to transfer in one second.
[Enhance network security]
Enable to enhance Internet security. Please note when the feature is
enabled, the subscribers using earlier version than 7.0 cannot access the RPB any more.
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Working with Remote Playback Client at the Client PC
RPB Client software is to be installed at the client PC, and the software is included in the Surveillance
System Software CD. Install and execute Remote Playback Client Site.
Camera views from different servers may be displayed in a single 16-channel screen view. Clicking
the Page Select button turns the screen view to the next page. Maximum two pages (total 32
channels) may be displayed in one RPB Client.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
17
16
15
14
Figure 4-32
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The controls in the RPB Client:
No
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
Name
Description
Camera Name
Camera View
Connect
Disconnect
Download (Play) Remote Video
Play Local Video
View List
Connection Record
Address Book
Preference Setting
Save As AVI
Indicates the given camera name.
Displays playback video.
Sets the connection to the RPB server.
Closes all or selected connections to the RPB server.
Downloads and plays the remote video.
Plays back video files at the client computer.
Keeps record of connection activity.
Keeps track of the connections.
Creates a quick connection to the RPB Server.
Sets download status, text display and panel resolution.
Saves a video file as avi or exe format. Refer to Exporting
Video earlier in this chapter.
Saves a video image as bmp format.
Closes or minimizes the RPB Client window.
Moves forward and backward of the playback video.
Contains typical playback buttons.
Toggles between channels 1~16 and 17~32.
Sets the screen divisions.
12 Save As BMP
13 Exit
14 Scroll Bar
15 Playback Panel
16 Page Select
17 Screen Division
Connecting to RPB Server
Click the Connection button on RPB Function Panel (No.3, Figure 4-32). This displays the following
Connect to dialog box.
Figure 4-33
Enter the login information. You may enter the IP address or the domain name of the RPB server.
Alternatively, you may click the drop-down list to find recently visited servers, or click the Browse
button to select a RPB server from the folder.
Disconnecting from RPB Server
Click the Disconnect button (No.4, Figure 4-32) and select to close all connection by choosing All
Connections, or close only the selected connections by choosing Select Disconnection.
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Downloading and Playing Remote Video
There are two options to download and play remote video: Normal and Advanced.
[Normal] Select Normal from the Download (Play) Remote Video button (No.5, Figure 4-32).
This displays the following Search & Download panels.
Select RPB Server
Refresh
Close Panel
Download Button
Channel Select
Figure 4-34
Follow the steps to search desired files:
1.
Select the desired RPB server from the drop-down selection field.
2.
Choose the required date from tree folder.
3.
Select the required camera from the Channel Select tab, and select the video files from Event List
Window.
4.
Click the Download button to download by the four available options:
Download & Play: Play the selected files while downloading into the RPB Client.
Just Download: Download files only.
Just Play:
Play files without downloading them into the RPB Client.
Download & Play (Period): Download files by frames. Select only one file at a time to
apply this function.
[Advanced] Select Advanced from the Download (Play) Remote Video button (No.5, Figure 4-32).
This displays this following dialog box.
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Figure 4-35
The files can be searched by time and date, and by camera. Follow these steps to select cameras to
load at specified times:
1.
Select the desired RPB Server from the drop-down selection field.
2.
Select the required camera from Select Camera(s) window, or click Select All Cameras button to
select all cameras.
3.
Specify the time range. Click OK to start the search.
Note: A warning message may appear if the downloaded file size is greater than the designated
storage space.
Playing Local Video
After loading the video files from the server PC to the client PC, click the Play Local Video button
(No.6, Figure 4-32) to play back the files at the client PC through the RPB Client.
View List
The list keeps record of connection activity, and it is available in four listing options:
[Channel List] Lists all RPB Servers and their respective cameras. Click the Up and Down
buttons to move up and down the list. The Disconnect button ends the connection of the selected
camera. The Exit button closes the list while all connections remain.
[Connection List] Indicates the number of files currently engaged in the connecting activity.
The
number shown in the Total Works field drops as connection completes. Click the Work List to show
the type of connecting activity engaged, listed in the Type field. Click the Back button to go back to
the list; the Disconnect button to end the connection; the Exit button to close the list.
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[Download List] Displays a list of files that is currently being downloaded to the RPB Client. The
Ratio field shows each file’s download progress and the Save Path field shows the location where files
are downloaded to.
[Download History] Displays a history list of downloaded files in the RPB Client. Double-click the
list will play back related files in the RPB monitoring window.
Connection Record
Connection Record keeps track of the connections, which makes your next connection more easily.
[Save Connective Status] Saves current connections to a path. When open the RPB Client next
time, click the Connection Record button and then select Load Connective Status (see descriptions
below) to look for this path for fast access to current connections.
[Load Connective Status] Loads connection status that was previously saved into a file by Save
Connective Status, described as above, into the RPB Client.
[Load Resume File] If the connections were ended, select this option to continue the downloading
process.
Address Book
The Address Book not only keeps connection information about the RPB sever, but also allows quick
connection and auto login to the RPB server. Follow these steps to create an entry in Address Book:
Click the Address Book button (No.9, Figure 4-32) to bring up the following dialog box.
Figure 4-36
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Click the New Server button and provide information to the fields:
Server Name: Give a descriptive name to the server.
Server Address: Enter the IP address or domain name of the server.
ID: Enter an ID that was already created in the server.
Password: Enter the password associated with the ID.
Port: Use the default port 5066, unless otherwise necessary.
You may create a group (click the New Group button) before adding any user. Click on any group,
and then click the New Server button to add users to that group.
Click the Close button to finish the setup; Delete to remove the entry from Address Book; Connect to
connect the RPB Client to the RPB Server instantly.
Preference Settings
Figure 4-37
[Download] The options allow you to specify how your files are saved when your storage space is
full.
[Channel Text] The selections determine the effect you want your camera view to display.
[Panel Resolution] Select the screen resolution of the RPB Client window.
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RPB Client Playback Control Panel
Playback Status Panel
File Indicator
Playback
Meter
Play
Pause
Disconnect
Previous
Frame
First
Frame
Last
Frame
Next
Frame
Speed
up
Speed
down
Figure 4-38
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Fast Key Reference
This feature lets you view the fast key window of ViewLog, giving you an instant reference. Click the
Tools button on the main screen, and then select Fast Key to display the window.
Key
Function
Esc
Exit
Enter
Play/Pause
Back
Rewind/Pause
Space
Stop
Num 1-9, 0 and F1~F6
Switch the camera channel
Ctrl+Num 1-9, 0 and F1~F6
Switch the audio channel
Ctrl+F8
Display/Hide the Basic Search dialog box
Ctrl+B
Display/Hide the Backup dialog box
(select an event on the Event List)
Ctrl+D
Display/Hide the Delete dialog box
(select an event on the Event List)
F7
Switch between single and mutli views
F8
Display/Hide the Advance Search dialog box
F9
Display/Hide the Event List window
F10
Connect to Remote ViewLog Service
Alt+”M”
Turn the sound on/off
Alt+”N”
Go to the next event
Alt+”P”
Go to the previous event
B, b
Display/Hide the Backup dialog box
D, d
Display/Hide the Delete dialog box
F, f
Start/Stop full screen view
K, k
Display/Hide the Fast Key Reference table
P, p
Print the image
Q, q
Switch the screen division
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R, r
Reload video event list
S, s
Display/Hide the Save AVI File dialog box
Page Up
Move one frame back
Page Down
Move one frame forward
Home
Go to the first frame
End
Go to the last frame
+
Zoom in
-
Zoom out
*
Increase playback speed
/
Decrease playback speed
Delete
Delete events
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Backing Up and Deleting Files
Video files can be copied from the hard disk to external storage media, such as CD-R, DVD, MO, or
ZIP drives. Video files saved on the hard disk can be easily deleted as well. This chapter explains
how to back up and delete video/audio files using Backup System and ViewLog.
Backing Up Files Using Backup System
Video and audio files may be backed up to a CD-R through a third-party application, such as Nero or
EasyCD, as long as it contains the feature of “paste”. Nero is used as an example below.
1. Go to Windows Start, and then select Backup System from the system folder. The DMBackUp
window appears.
Figure 5-1 The DMBackUp Window
2. Click the Backup button on the toolbar to bring up the following Backup Log dialog box.
Alternatively, you may click Log and select Backup from the menu bar.
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Figure 5-2 Backup Log
[Media]: Select the media where you want to back up the files.
[Backup Time Period]: Specify a time period for backup. The minimum time for backup is 1
minute.
[Select Backup Camera(s)]: Select desired cameras for backup
The drop-down list: Select the types of video events for backup. Back up video and
audio events together, video events only, or audio event only.
Database Files: Check this item to back up the files from System Log.
Only Never-Recycle Event: Check this item only to back up the never-recycle events.
3. After the above settings, click OK to bring up the following window. It shows the information
about the backup files.
Figure 5-3 Backup Information
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4.
Click OK if all the information stated is correct.
5.
When the following message appears, click OK.
This pastes all copied files to the CD writer.
Figure 5-4
6.
Open your CD writer program. Right-click anywhere on the program interface to call up a menu,
and then select Paste.
Figure 5-5 Pasting files
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7. After pasting, you can see backup files pasted onto the CD writer program.
Figure 5-6 The pasted files on the CD writer program
8.
You can then start to copy these files onto your CD-R.
Backing Up Log Data Using System Log
Using the System Log, you can back up all log data or filtered data based on criteria.
1. To open the System Log, click the ViewLog button on the main screen, and select System Log.
2. To open the Advanced Log Browser, click […] button at the top right corner on the System Log
window.
3. Click the Backup button on the toolbar. This dialog box appears.
Figure 5-7
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[Table Option]
All Tables: Backs up all log data.
Current Table: Backs up only the log table you are currently at.
[Export with Video/Audio data] Backs up video/audio attachments with log data.
4. Click OK. The Backup dialog box appears (Figure 5-8).
5. In the Media section, select the destination to back up the log files, and then click OK to back up.
Note:
1. To back up the filtered data, use the Filter function to define search criteria first.
2. To open the backup data, run EZSysLog.exe from the backup file.
Backing Up Files Using ViewLog
Using ViewLog, you have three backup options:
•
Back up to hard disk
•
Create CD/DVD using a third party software, e.g. Nero, Roxio, etc.
•
Create CD using Windows XP/Server 2003 inbuilt burning software
To back up files:
1. On the function panel, click the Tools button (No.14, Figure 4-2), and then select Backup. This
dialog box appears.
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Figure 5-8
2. Select a destination media to back up files.
[Media]
Using Hard Disk: Click to back up files to the hard disk you select.
Backup Folder Name:
Enter a desired name for the backup folder.
Using CD/DVD: Click to back up files to the CD or DVD media using a third-party
software.
Click the […] button to select a desired burning software (.exe file). When you click OK on
the Backup dialog box (Figure 5-8), the system will ask you to paste the backup files to the
CDR-Writer program (Figure 5-4), and call up the assigned burning software for you to
paste and backup.
Using OS-Burning: This option is only available when you use Windows XP or Server
2003. It burns files using the inbuilt software of the operation system. Note that your hard
disk needs at least 1 G buffer space.
[Media Information] This section indicates free and used space on CD/DVD media or the local
disk.
3. Click the Add Schedule button to define a time period for backup.
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Figure 5-9
[Time Period] Specify the time periods for backup.
[Select Camera(s)]
Click to select the camera(s) for backup. The number of video and audio
files of each camera is indicated respectively, e.g. “Camera 1 1+0” means Camera 1 has 1 video
file and 0 audio file.
Video + Audio drop-down list: Select the types of video events for backup.
[Information]
Database Files: Click to back up the files from System Log.
Only Never-Recycle Event: Click to only back up the never-recycle events.
Object Index: Click to back up the Object Index files.
The Status and Search End section: Indicates the number of backup files and their total
size. (Total MDB refers to the System Log files.)
4. Click OK to add the schedule. You can repeat step 3 to create up to 10 periods of time.
5. Click OK on the Backup dialog box for backup.
Tip: If you just want to back up a specific event or several events of one day, select the event or
multiple events on the Video Event list, and right-click to select Backup. The Select Backup Time
dialog box will then appear, and you can follow the steps described above to back up files without
setting up the time period.
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Note:
1. If you are unable to record a CD, make sure the CD recording is enabled in your CD burner: open
My Computer, right-click the CD Drive icon, click Properties, click the Recording tab, and then
check Enable CD recording on the drive.
2. The Export to DVD Format option, at the right bottom of Backup dialog box (Figure 5-8), outputs
your files in DVD movie format, meaning that it will play in any DVD player that supports writable
DVD disks. To enable this option, files recorded by the GV-Hybrid DVD card need to be selected
first (see the Select Camera(s) option), and a DVD±RW disk is required as well.
Backing Up at the Client PC
The program DMBackUp500.exe, located in the system folder, makes it possible to back up video files
at a client PC. Before you start, make sure both your system folder (GV-650 folder, for example) and
video files you wish to save are made available to network users, and done through proper setups in
Windows Sharing And Security. After the folder and files are made available, follow these steps:
1. At any client computer, go to My Network Places in Windows.
2. Find the server computer where the GV-System is located, and then locate DMBackUp500.exe in
the system folder, as shown below (assuming that the system is running GV-650 on drive C:).
Figure 5-10 Executing DMBackUp 500.exe
3. Double-click to run the program.
4. You should be promoted with the DMBackUp dialog box, as shown in Figure 5-1. Follow the
same steps as instructed in Backing Up Files Using Backup System. This backs up files to the
client PC.
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Deleting Files Using Backup System
To delete files using Backup System, follow these steps:
1.
In the DMBackUp window, click the Delete button. Alternatively, you can click Log on the menu
bar, and select Delete to bring up the following Delete Log dialog box.
Figure 5-11 Delete Log
2.
Define a time period for the file deletion. The minimum time for deletion is 1 minute.
3.
Select the desired camera channels for the file deletion.
4.
If you like to reserve the never-recycling events after the deletion, check Only Reserve
Never-Recycle Event.
5.
Click OK. This brings up the Delete Information dialog box, indicating how many files will be
deleted, and how much storage space will be free.
Figure 5-12 Delete Information
6.
Click OK to start the deletion.
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Deleting Files Using ViewLog
To delete files using ViewLog, follow these steps:
1. On the function panel, click the Tools button (No. 14, Figure 4-2), and then select Delete. This
dialog box appears.
Figure 5-13
2.
Define the time period for file deletion.
3.
Uncheck the cameras, which you don’t want to delete the files of.
4.
Use the drop-down list to select the types of events to be deleted, e.g. video, audio or both
together.
5.
If you only want to delete the never-recycle events, check the Only Never-Recycle Event option.
6.
Click the Delete button.
Tip: If you just want to delete a specific event or several events within one day, select the event or
multiple events on the Video Event list, and right-click to select Delete. The Delete dialog box will
then appear, and you can follow the steps described above to delete files without setting up the time
period.
Note:
1. If you want to view the history of file deletion, click the View Delete Log button.
2. To view the information of files from a desired camera, right-click the camera and select Event
View.
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Repairing Damaged File Paths
The only way to correctly delete video and audio files is through the operation you’ve just performed in
the previous section. If you move or delete a video file using Windows Explorer or Windows File
Manager, GV-System will not know what you have done, unless you’ve run the Repair DataBase
Utility. This Utility comes with the installation of Main System. Follow these steps to repair the
paths:
1.
Go to the Windows Start menu, select Programs, point to the GV folder, and then select the
Repair DataBase Utility. A valid ID and password are required.
2.
When the Select Camera for Repair Database dialog box appears, select the desired cameras to
fix the file paths.
3.
Click OK to bring up the following RepairDB dialog box.
Figure 5-14 The RepairDB Dialog Box
4.
Click the Use Default Path button to start the path re-building at the locations specified to save
the files in the Main System. For details, see Log Storage, in Chapter 1.
5.
Click the Search Hard Disk button to search the entire PC, and then to re-build paths for the files
recorded by GV-System.
Note:
1. The repair and the search function will not apply to the files that have been renamed manually.
2. Use this Utility if encountering any of the following scenarios in ViewLog:
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(1) A question mark appears right before a video file in the Video Event list.
(2) When you click the Playback button, no video is displayed even a file is selected.
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Viewing Live Video Using
WebCam
With Microsoft Internet Explorer at the remote PC, it is possible to view live videos, download and play
back video files, manage systems within the security network, control PTZ camera and I/O devices via
the WebCam server.
Before starting the WebCam, make sure your system meets the following minimum requirements:
OS
Windows 2000, Windows XP, Server 2003
CPU
Pentium 4, 2.0G
Memory
256MB RAM
Hard Disk
60GB
VGA
NVIDIA GeForce II 32MB, 1024x768 screen resolution
Network
TCP/IP
Web Browser
IE6.0, Netscape Navigator (with limited functionality)
DirectX
Version 9.0 or above
Configuring WebCam Server
GV-System is built-in with a web sever. Click the Network button, and then select WebCam Server
to display the following Server Setup dialog box.
WebCam Server Settings
The Server Setup dialog box contains these tabs: (1) General, (2) Server, (3) Video, (4) RPB, (5) Audio,
(6)JPG and (7) 3G.
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[General]
Figure 6-1 Server Setup- General
[WebCam Options]
Enhance network security:
Check this item to enhance network security on WebCam.
Please note when the feature is enabled, the users using earlier version than 8.0 cannot access
WebCam applications any more.
Enable IP White List: Create a list of IP addresses allowed to connect to WebCam. For
details, see IP White List Settings later in this chapter.
Enable Remote Control: Check this item to use Remote Configuration and Enable/Disable
I/O functions on WebCam.
[Frame Page Title Color] Select the color of date, time and camera stamps on the frame.
[Server]
Figure 6-2 Server Setup- Server
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[Run GeoHTTP Server]
Enable Geo-developed HTTP server or use your own HTTP server.
Command Port is the port used to access WebCam, and Data Port is the port used to transfer data
over Internet.
[Enable SSL] Enable the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol to ensure the security and privacy of
Internet connection.
[Detect UPnP] For details, see UPnP Settings later in this chapter.
[Video]
Figure 6-3 Server Setup- Video
Max. Channel(s): Specify the number of channels allowed to access WebCam, with the upper
limit of 200 channels.
Max on-line time for guest users: Specify the time length allowed for a guest user to connect
to WebCam. The time range is between 10 to 3600 seconds.
Max Image size: Select a resolution. The default resolution on WebCam is 320 x 240. If you
want to apply the 640 x 480 (De-interlace) or 720 x 480 (De-interlace) resolution, you also have to
configure Video Source. Click the Configure button on the main screen, and then select Video
Source. In the Video Resolution field, select 640 x 240 or higher resolutions, and then click OK
to apply.
Codec: WebCam provides two codec options: Geo Mpeg4 and Geo H.264.
Allowed PTZ camera: The option allows you to control selected PTZ cameras at a remote
computer. Click the button and select the desired PTZ cameras to work on WebCam.
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[RPB]
Figure 6-4 Server Setup- RPB
This feature is used to prevent overloading on slower networks.
Max. Channel(s): Specify the number of channels allowed to download to a client PC.
Bandwidth Control: Enable and specify the rate of data to be transferred over network. The
option effectively controls the bandwidth being used by the WebCam server.
[Audio]
Connecting Audio Devices
Via WebCam, you can access live audio at a remote site and talk to the server site. This feature is
useful when the remote site requires speaking to the personnel at the server site in case of emergency.
Before using this feature, make sure all the necessary hardware are in place:
1. If you purchase a BNC connector GV-System, connect the audio extend card to the system (see
Chapter 2 in the Installation Guide). If you purchase a D-type connector GV-System, audio
extension cable lines should come available with the D-Type extension cables. For GV-1000, the
audio card must be purchased separately.
2. Make sure your sound card is already inside the computer. Connect a multimedia speaker to the
audio output of your computer’s sound card.
3. Connect a desktop microphone to the input of the audio extension card (or cable line).
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Audio Setup
Figure 6-5 Server Setup- Audio
[Server to Client] Allows a client PC to access live audio from the server site.
Max. Channel(s): Enter the number of client PCs allowed to access live audio, with the upper
limit of 40 PCs.
Codec Selection: Select the audio codec. ADPCM requires 4KByte bandwidth, while G.723
requires only 0.66KByte bandwidth. But ADPCM offers much better audio quality than G.723.
[Client to Server] Allows a client PC to speak to the server site.
Max. Channel(s): Enter the number of client PCs allowed to speak to the server site, with the
upper limit of 20 PCs.
Codec Selection: The same as the above Codec Selection.
Port: The default audio port is 6550.
Note: If your server site is installed a firewall, configure the port settings in the firewall as 4550, 5550,
6550 and 80.
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[JPG]
Figure 6-6 Server Setup- JPG
Create JPEG/GIF file(s): Allows the connection to G-View (see Connecting G-View to
GV-Server, later in this chapter), i-Mode (see I-Mode Phone, later in this chapter), and JPEG
Image Viewer (see JPEG Image Viewer, later in this cheater). If the feature is enabled, use the
slide bar to adjust JPG image quality. The bigger the number (sliding it towards right), the better
the image quality and the bigger image file size.
FTP Transfer JPEG file: Allows you to view the recording files in a folder tree structure. For
details, see FTP Server Settings, later in this chapter.
Note: The Create JPEG/GIF file(s) item will not be available when you enable Enhance Network
Security in Figure 6-1.
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[3G]
These settings allow you to stream video and audio on your 3G-enabled mobile phone. For more
information on 3G mobile phone connection, please check our website.
Figure 6-7
Port: The default communication port is 8554.
Max. Connections: Specify the number of users that can connect to this server. Set the
number to be between 1 and 20.
[Video]
Bit rate (kbps): Select a proper bit rate for video file transmission. Larger bit rate means better
quality, but it also required larger bandwidth.
Video Size: Select QCIF (176x144) or sub-QCIF (128x96) for transmission. Larger video size
means better quality, but it also requires larger bandwidth.
FPS: Specify the number of frames to be transferred per second.
[Audio]
Encoder: For narrowband users, select AMR; and for wideband users, select AMR WB.
Bit rate (kbpts): Select a proper rate for audio file transmission.
Note: To enable 3G services on your mobile phone, consult your network operator.
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IP White List Settings
The feature lets you create a list of IP addresses only which are allowed to connect to the WebCam
server. To enable the function, follow the steps below.
1. On the main screen, click the Network button, and then select WebCam Server to display the
Server Setup dialog box (see Figure 6-1).
2. In the General tab, check the Enable IP white list option, and then click the Edit button. This IP
White List window appears.
Figure 6-8 IP White List
3. Click Add to enter an IP address or a range of IP addresses. For this example, only the IP range
from 123.12.0.0 to 123.12.0.10 is allowed to connect to WebCam.
4. Click Modify to change a created IP address. Click Delete to delete a created IP address. Click
OK to apply the settings.
UPnP Settings
WebCam Server supports UPnP technology (Universal Plug and Play) to allow automatic port
configuration to your router.
In order for UPnP to be enabled, the following must be true:
Windows XP Service Pack 2 is required.
Windows XP must be configured to use UPnP (see below)
UPnP must be enabled on your router (consult your router’s documentation)
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Enabling UPnP in Windows XP
1. Go to Windows Start, click Start button, point to Settings, and select Network Connections.
This window appears.
Figure 6-9
2. Right-click one Local Area Connection, select Properties, and click the Advanced tab.
This dialog box appears.
Figure 6-10
3. Click the Settings tab, and click Exceptions tab. This dialog box appears.
Figure 6-11
4. Check UPnP Framework, and click OK.
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Enabling UpnP in WebCam
1. On the main screen, click the Network button, select WebCam Server, and click the Server tab.
The Server Setup dialog box appears (see Figure 6-2).
2. Click Detect UPnP. This dialog box appears.
Figure 6-12
3. Click Searching to search the UPnP-enabled routers.
4. If your server is installed with more than one router, select a desired one from the UPnP Router
drop-down list.
5. If you server is installed with more than one network adapter, select a desired one from the IP
Address drop-down list.
6. Click Configure to automatically configure the communication ports on the router.
Tip: If you don’t use the default ports, modify the related ports in the Server Setup dialog box (See
Figure 6-2) and then click OK. Re-open the dialog box and follow above steps to configure your
router.
Note: UPnP technology now is also available in other remote applications: Control Center, Center V2,
Remote Playback, Authentication Server, VSM and TwinDVR.
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FTP Server Settings
The option of FTP transfer JPEG file allows you to access the recording files in a folder tree at a client
computer installed with the FTP server. In Figure 6-6, select the FTP transfer JPEG file option, and
then click the FTP Setup button to display the following dialog box.
Figure 6-13 FTP Setup
1. In the Server Host Name field, enter the IP address or domain name of the FTP server. Keep the
port setting as default at 21.
2. Enter a valid user name and password to access the FTP server.
3. Specify a file path to save the recording files on the FTP server.
4. Click the Transfer Camera button and assign which camera’s files to be transferred to the FTP
server.
5. In the Send File Delay field, specify the time of updating JPEG files from the GV-System to the
FTP server. The time range is from 0.1 to 10 sec.
6. In the Connection Retries field, specify the number of retries when the FTP connection fails
(Max:999). In the Retry Delay field, specify the interval between each retries (Max:9999 sec.).
7. Click OK to apply above settings.
Starting WebCam at the Client PC
Once the WebCam server at the GV-System is enabled, it is then possible to view images using a web
browser at a client PC or from a remote site. Microsoft Internet Explorer will be used as the browser
through the entire chapter.
1. To start the connection, open an IE browser.
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2. Type the IP address or the domain name of the GV-System to display the following window.
Figure 6-14 WebCam Compression Selection
MPEG4 Encoder Viewer: Provides the most complete functionality of the WebCam
applications, allowing you to view up to sixteen cameras from different GV-Systems.
JPEG Image Viewer: Provides least features but is suitable for the users with limited
bandwidth, for example, users viewing with Apple Mac, and operating systems using
Netscape Navigator.
Remote Play Back: Downloads history files from the GV-System onto the client PC.
Emap: Accesses the Emap files.
Remote Control: Accesses the GV-System settings.
3. For the purpose of this demo, select MPEG 4 Encoder, and then click the Submit button to display
the following window.
Figure 6-15 Select Internet Connection
1. Select the type of Internet Connection you’re using. Modem users are limited to Single Window,
while broadband users have the option of 2 Windows or Multi View. For this demo, select Single
Window, and then click the Submit button.
2. Your IE browser starts loading the MPEG4 Encoder interface. When the loading is completed,
click the Play button and type a valid user ID and password.
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Figure 6-16 Entering a valid ID and password
3. If the Enhance network security option was selected in WebCam Options (see Figure 6-1), you
will be prompted to enter a security code. In this example, enter 4qhtfa, and then click OK.
4. If the connection is established, you will see video streaming in the MPEG4 Encoder Viewer.
Figure 6-17 Enter a security code
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Single View MPEG 4 Encoder Viewer
13
12
11
1
3
2
4
10
8
7
6
5
9
Figure 6-18 Single View MPEG4 Encoder Viewer
The controls in the Single View Viewer:
No
1
Name
Description
Change Server
Brings up these options: Alarm Notify, Data Rate Configure, Remote
Config, Change Server, Show Camera Name and Enable
DirectDraw.
2
Change Camera
Selects the desired camera for display.
3
PTZ Control
Displays the PTZ control panel.
4
I/O Control
Displays the I/O control panel.
5
Full Screen
Switches to full screen view.
6
File Save
Saves live video in the local computer.
7
Change Quality
Adjusts video quality in 4 levels.
8
Snapshot
Takes a snapshot of the displayed live video.
9
Speaker
Enables live audio from the remote GV-System.
10
Microphone
Enables speaking to the remote GV-System.
11
Stop
Terminates the connection to the remote GV-System.
12
Play
Connects to the remote GV-System.
13
Countdown Timer
Indicates the remaining time when you log in as Guest.
When the time is up, you will be logged out automatically.
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Administrating Host Server
This option allows you to add, edit, and remove a GV Server from the Host drop-down list. The
drop-down list is used to switch the connection to a different GV Server listed inside. Click the
Change Server button (No.1, Figure 6-18) to display the following dialog box.
The Host
drop-down list
Figure 6-19 Change Server
[Adding Host Server] To add a host server to the drop-down list, click the New button. In Host
Name field, type a name to identify the designated GV Server. Type the IP address or domain name
of the GV- Server. Type a valid user name and password with privilege to use this function. Leave
all port settings as defaults at 4550, 5550, and 6550 respectively unless otherwise necessary. Click
the OK button. Then the created GV Server will appear in the drop-down list.
[Editing Host Server] Select the GV Server you wish to edit from the Host drop-down list. All
information of the selected server will be displayed.
Change the information in the fields as required
and click the OK button. Then the information is updated and connection is switched to the edited
GV Server.
[Removing Host Server]
Select the GV Server you wish to remove from the Host drop-down list,
and then click the Delete button to remove it.
Taking a Snapshot from a Live Video
Click the Snapshot button (No. 8, Figure 6-18) to display the following Snapshot window. Click the
Print button to print out the displayed image. Or click the Save button to save this image in a client
PC.
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Figure 6-20 Take a Snapshot
Pop-up Setup
The Single View MPEG4 Encoder Viewer can be set to pop up as soon as motion is detected or I/O
devices are triggered. To enable the function, follow the steps below.
1. Click the Change Server button (No. 1, Figure 6-18), and then select Alarm Notify to display the
following dialog box.
Figure 6-21 Alarm Notification
Motion Notify:
The Viewer will pop up as soon as motion is detected.
I/O Alarm Notify: The Viewer will pop up as soon as I/O devices are triggered.
Alert Sound: Enable the computer noise alarm on motion and alarm activation.
Auto Snapshot: The program will take a snapshot every 5 seconds on motion and alarm
activation.
File Path: Assign a path to save the snapshots.
2. Click OK to apply the above settings.
3. Minimize your IE browser to test the pop-up function.
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Exporting Video
Click the File Save button (No. 6, Figure 6-18) to save video in a client PC. Files saved in AVI format
are playable at third party viewers.
PTZ Control
Click the Camera Select button to select one PTZ camera, and then click the PTZ Control button (No.
3, Figure 6-18) to bring up the PTZ control panel.
Figure 6-22 PTZ control panel
One PTZ camera only allows one user to control at a time. If several users are trying to control the
same PTZ camera at the same time, the Single View viewer will give the priority to the first login user
and then to the next user in queue. Each user will be given 60 seconds to control the PTZ camera.
The Timer at the upper right corner informs the user of the remaining time of control or the total waiting
time.
The supervisor is given the highest priority to control the PTZ camera and won’t be restrained by
60-second time limit. When the supervisor logs in WebCam, the Timer shows 999.
The PTZ Speed button in the lower part allows you to configure the speed of a PTZ camera up to five
levels.
I/O Control
The new interface provides real-time graphic displays of camera and I/O status, and alarm event.
Additionally, you can force output, as well as enable and disable I/O devices to the remote GV-System.
Click on the I/O Control button (No. 4, Figure 6-18) to bring out the I/O control panel.
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Figure 6-23 I/O Control
The alarm status is displayed in three levels. The first level indicates date, second indicates time,
and the third indicates alarm ID. Clicking the Reset button will clear the alarm list.
To initiate an output device, click the Enable button, highlight an output and then click the Output
button. The Timer functions the same as in the PTZ control panel. Each user will be given 60
seconds of control time while the supervisor has 999 seconds. Clicking the Stop button will stop the
operation and turn over the control privilege to the next user waiting online.
If you want to enable or disable I/O devices to the remote GV-System, click the Enable/Disable I/O
button. For this, the remote GV-System must grant the privilege first. Enable the Enable Remote
Control option in Figure 6-1.
Two-Way Audio
To make two-way audio possible, both hardware and software must be properly set up and installed.
For the instructions on setup and installation, refer to Audio Settings in this chapter. Click the
Speaker button (No. 9, Figure 6-18) to access live audio from the server site, and click the
Microphone button (No. 10, Figure 6-18) to speak to the server site. When both buttons are enabled,
you can perform two-way communication between the client computer and the server site.
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Data Rate Configuration
When sounds seem to pause or break up, you can configure Data Rate to improve the situation.
Click the Change Server button (No. 1, Figure 6-18) and select Data Rate Configure to display the
following window. Moving the slide bar to the Low direction will decrease the frame rate but increase
the audio performance; moving the slide bar to the High direction will increase the frame rate but
decrease the audio performance.
Figure 6-24 Data Rate Configuration
DirectDraw Setup
The DirectDraw setting is enabled by default. Some VGA cards might not support DirectDraw and
can produce distorted frames. In this case, disable the function from the Change Server button
(No. 1, Figure 6-18).
Remote Configuration
Remote Configuration allows you to adjust video images, start/stop recording, enable/disable I/O
monitoring and activate/deactivate schedules to the remote GV-System. For this, the remote
GV-System must grant the privilege first. See the Enable Remote Control option in Figure 6-1.
Click the Change Server button (No. 1, Figure 6-18) and select Remote Config to display the
following dialog box.
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Figure 6-25
Remote Config Dialog Box
[Camera] Move the slide bars (Brightness, Contrast, Saturation and Hue) to adjust video attributes.
Click the Send button to apply the changes to the remote GV-System.
[Record]
Check the desired cameras to start or stop recording to the remote GV-System.
[Monitor] Enable I/O and Schedule monitoring to the remote GV-System. Click the Send button to
apply the settings.
Multi View MPEG 4 Encoder Viewer
Multi View is a multi-channel MPEG4 Encoder Viewer, allowing users to view 4, 8, and 16 live cameras
simultaneously. Because multiple channels require a large amount of data to be transferred over
Internet, this function is limited to broadband users only.
To start Multi View, follow these steps:
1. Follow the instructions of Starting WebCam at the Client PC in this chapter until the Select Internet
Connection window appears.
2. Select DSL/CABLE/T-1, choose Multi View, and then click the Submit button. First time users
will be prompted to install the Multi View applications. Select Yes, and then follow the instructions
to complete the installation.
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3. When the Login dialog box appears, enter a valid user ID and password, and then click OK. This
displays the following Multi View window.
24
1
2
3
4
5
23 22 21 20 19 18 17
16
15
14 13
12
11
10 9
6
8
7
Figure 6-26 The Multi View Window
The controls in the Multi View:
No
Name
Description
1
2
Monitoring Window
Host Server
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
UPnP Device
PTZ Control
I/O Control
Channel Status
Configure
Edit Host
Camera Status
Host Information
11
Zoom in and out
Displays live video.
Displays connected GV-Systems and their available
cameras.
Displays all hosts on the same LAN.
Displays the PTZ control panel.
Displays the I/O control panel.
Indicates the general information of the selected channel.
Accesses system settings of the Multi View.
Adds, deletes or modifies GV-Systems.
Displays the camera status of the connected GV-Systems.
Displays the general information of the connected
GV-Systems.
Zooms in or out the selected channel.
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Add/Remove Channel
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
Full Screen
Video Polling
Screen Divisions
Exit/Minimize
Speaker
Microphone
Stop
Play
Save
Quality
Snapshot
Save Camera to Multiple Host
Adds or deletes the channels for video polling. Click the
Add or Remove Channel button and then click the desired
channel to add to or remove from the video polling.
Switches to a full screen view.
Rotates through the selected channels.
Sets screen divisions to 4, 8 or 16.
Closes or minimizes the Multi View window.
Enables speaking to a remote GV-System.
Enables live audio from a remote GV-System.
Terminates the connection to a GV-System.
Establishes the connection to a GV-System.
Saves live video.
Changes video resolution.
Takes a snapshot of the selected channel.
Saves the selected cameras and to create a Multiple Host.
Working With the Host Server Window
The Host Server window displays a list of available GV Servers. The server icons indicate available
servers and the camera icons indicate all cameras included in the selected server. To connect to a
server site:
1. Click a monitoring window, which will be highlighted in red frame.
2. Double-click on a camera icon, and then its corresponding video will be loaded to the selected
monitoring window.
First time users will only see one server icon as no additional servers are created yet. For the details
of adding new servers to the Host Server window, refer to Creating a Quick Connection to a Host
Server, later in this chapter.
Server Icon
Camera Icon
Figure 6-27 The Host Server Window
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Working with Hosts on the Same LAN
With UPnP technology, MutliView can detect all hosts on the same LAN, without the need of user
configuration.
1.
On the Host window, click the UPnP Device tab for detection. The blue icon means WebCam
Server is activated at the host while the white icon means WebCam Server is not enabled
2.
Double-click one host for connection. A valid ID and password are required.
Note: For UPnP detection, the host needs to open TCP port 5201 and the MultiView site needs to
open UDP port 5200.
Exporting Video
You can save live videos in a client computer. The files in AVI format are playable at the third party
viewer. Click the Save button, and then select all or several cameras to start recording. For the
folder path, see Figure 6-31.
Taking a Snapshot from a Live Video
Click a desired channel, and then click the Snapshot button to take a snapshot of live video.
PTZ Control
1. Select a PTZ capable camera from the monitoring window, or double-click it on the Host Server
window.
2. Click the PTZ Control button (No. 4, Figure 6-26).
3. Turn the switch to the ON position.
4. Use the directional, zoom-in, zoom-out, focus-in, focus-out buttons to control the PTZ camera.
The Timer has the same functions as the one in the Single View MPEG4 Encoder Viewer. The
supervisor is given the highest priority to control PTZ in Multi View and won’t be restrained by
60-second time limit.
When the supervisor logs in Multi View, the Timer will show 999.
The Option button lets you direct the PTZ camera to a preset position and configure the speed of the
PTZ camera up to five levels.
Switch
Timer
The Option button
Figure 6-28 PTZ control panel
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Output Control
1. Click the I/O Control button (No. 5, Figure 6-26).
2. Turn the switch to ON position,
3. Select a module from the drop-down list. Each module provides 4 to 16 connected relay output
devices.
4. Click the Output (x) button to enable the output device.
Switch
Timer
Figure 6-29 I/O Control Panel
Channel Status Information
When choosing a camera from the Host Server window or the monitoring window, the general
information of the selected camera will be displayed in the Channel Status Window as shown below.
Taipei
Host name
Camera name
IP Address of the
GV-Server
Bandwidth used for
delivering this video
Displayed frame rate
of the video
Status
Figure 6-30 The Channel Status window
Camera Polling Function
To add cameras to the polling group:
1. Click the Add Channel button, and then click the monitoring windows. The selected windows will
be framed in red color.
2. Click the Video Polling button. The application will rotate the selected cameras in the specified
time. To configure the polling time, see Figure 6-31.
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To remove one camera from the polling group, click the Remove Channel button, and then click its
monitoring window.
Two-Way Audio
The two-way audio in Multi View functions similarly to the one in Single View MPEG4 Encoder Viewer.
See Two-Way Audio earlier in this chapter for further details.
Multi View Configuration
Click the Configure button (No. 7, Figure 6-26) to display the following window.
Figure 6-31 The Configure Window
Initial Screen: Select screen divisions at startup.
Polling Time: Specify the camera polling time from 1 to 60 seconds.
Server Status Refresh Time: Specify the refresh time to update the host information.
Camera Status Refresh Time:
Specify the refresh time to update the camera information.
Folder Path: Specify a path to save recorded files.
Max Video Clip: Specify the maximum time length of each recorded file to be 30 or 60 minutes.
The default time length is 30 minutes.
Caption: Select what kind of caption to display on the monitoring window.
ID: camera ID; Name: camera name; No: no display.
Enable DirectDraw: The DirectDraw is enabled by default. Some VGA cards might not
support DirectDraw and can produce distorted frames. In this case, disable this function.
Fast Key:
Click the View button to display the fast key table of the Multi View. Refer to Fast
Key Reference later in this chapter.
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Creating a Quick Connection to a Host Server
To create a quick connection to a new host server, click the Edit Host button (No. 8, Figure 6-26).
This displays the following window.
Figure 6-32 The Edit Host Window
[Host List] When a host server is created, it will appear in the Host List section at the left side.
Each server can be identified by its given host name. Clicking on the host name and its information
will be displayed in the Host Information section.
[Adding Host Server] Click the New button and all fields in the window will be cleared. In the Host
Name field, type a name to identify the designated GV Server. Type the IP address or domain name
of the GV Server. Type a valid user name and passwords with privilege to use this function. Leave
all port configuration as defaults at 4550, 5550, 6550, and 80 respectively unless otherwise necessary.
Click the Save button, and then the GV Server will appear in the Host List section with the given ID
name.
[Editing Host Server] Select the GV Server you wish to edit in the Host List section. All
information of the selected server will be displayed in the Host Information section. Change the
information as required and click the Save button.
[Removing Host Server]
Select the GV Server you wish to remove from the Host List section, and
click the Delete button.
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Creating a Multiple Host
You can create a multiple host including the camera channels all from different IP addresses. There
are two methods to create a multiple host: the manual creation of a multiple host; the quick creation of
a multiple host.
Manual Creation of a Multiple Host
1.
Click the Edit Host button (No. 8, Figure 6-26) to display the Edit Host window (Figure 6-32), and
then click the New button to create a new host.
2.
Check Multiple Hosts to display the following window.
Figure 6-33 Creating a multiple host
3. In the Host Name field, enter a desired name to identify the multiple host.
4. To set up each camera channel of the multiple host, click the Edit tab one at a time.
5. Alternatively, you can click and drag the created camera channel from the Host Server window
(Figure 6-27) to each Edit tab.
6. When you click the Edit tab, you will see the following window.
Figure 6-34 Camera Setting
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7. Enter the IP address, user name and password of a remote host.
8. In the Camera No. drop-down list, select one desired camera channel from the remote host.
9. Let the port settings match those of the remote host, or keep them as defaults
10. Click OK.
The icon of the created multiple host in the Host Server window is yellow, while others are blue.
Quick Creation of a Multiple Host
1. Click on a desired monitoring window, which will be highlighted in the red frame.
2. Click and drag a camera from the Host Server window. The selected camera then displays in the
highlighted monitoring window.
3. Repeat the step 1 and 2 to configure other monitoring windows for different cameras.
4. Click the Save Camera to Multiple Host button (No. 24, Figure 6-26) to create the multiple host. .
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Camera Status
To show the camera status of the selected GV Server, click the Camera Status button to display the
following window. “Camera ON” indicates the camera is active. “No Privilege” means you’re not
authorized to view this camera. Clicking the View button will bring up a small window displaying the
selected camera’s video. Clicking the Refresh button will refresh the information in this window.
Figure 6-35
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Host Information
Click the Host Information button (No.10, Figure 6-26) to display the following window. The Host
Information window contains the following three categories. Use the control tabs to toggle among
them.
Figure 6-36 The Host Information Window
[Alarm List] Displays a list of alarm events occurred in the selected GV Server. Clicking the Reset
button will clear the listed events. New events will be generated until the alarms of the local site are
invoked.
[Host Information] The upper section shows the general information of the connected GV Server.
The lower section shows the number of MPEG4, RPB, and audio channels currently serving over the
Internet.
[Log List] Displays a history of login and logout information.
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JPEG Image Viewer
JPEG Image Viewer is a cross-platform viewer, practicable on Mac OS, Netscape, and Microsoft IE
browsers. Continuously receiving JPEG images from GV-System and limited to the single camera
view, the viewer is an ideal tool for the users with limited Internet bandwidth. For this application, the
Create JPEG/GIF File(s) option must be enabled (see Figure 6-6), while the Enhance Network
Security option must be disabled (see Figure 6-1).
To start the JPEG Image Viewer, follow these steps:
1.
Open an Internet browser from a client PC.
2.
Enter the IP address or domain name of the GV-System to display the WebCam Compression
Selection window (see Figure 6-14).
3.
Select JPEG Image Viewer, and then click Submit. A valid ID and password are required.
5. The JPEG Image Viewer window appears.
View Selection Button
Scroll Button
Snapshot
Camera Select Button
Monitoring Window
Figure 6-37 JPGE Image Viewer
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Remote Playback on WebCam
The WebCam Remote Playback (RPB) is a web-based application, allowing you to play back recorded
video or audio files of the connected GV-System.
To start WebCam RPB:
1. Follow the steps in Starting WebCam at the Client PC earlier in this chapter until the WebCam
Compression Selection window appears (see Figure 6-14).
2. Select Remote Playback, and then click the Submit button to display the following RPB window.
3. Click the Play button to log in the application. A valid ID and password are required here.
File Tree
Event List
Channel Select
Tab
Snapshot
Stop
Get Date list/
Search Object Index/
Advance Search/
Enable Audio/
Enable DirectDraw
Play
Pause
Download
Full Screen
Figure 6-38 The Remote Playback Window
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Searching and Playing Back Recorded Files
The WebCam RPB allows you to play back video and audio files. Audio files are only available when
your system is equipped with the optional audio recording function.
1.
Click the Get Data List button and then select Get Date List. This loads the recorded data from
the GV-System.
2.
Select a date in the File Tree.
3.
All video files recorded within the selected date range will be listed in the following Event List
window.
Figure 6-39 Event List
4. Select one camera or audio channel from the Channel Select tabs.
5. Select one video file from the Event List, and then click the Play button to play it.
Synchronizing Audio with Video Playback
To synchronize audio with video playback, click the Get Data List button and then select Enable
Audio.
DirectDraw Setup
The DirectDraw setting is enabled by default. Some VGA cards might not support DirectDraw and
can produce distorted frames. In this case, disable the function from the Get Data List button.
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Searching Object Index
You can locate and play back the Object Index files through the WebCam RPB. For the details of
Object Index, see Retrieving Images Using Object Index in Chapter 1.
1. Click the Get Data List button, and then select Search Object Index. This window appears.
Figure 6-40 The Search Object Index Window
2. Click the Search button. The Search window appears.
3. Select the desired cameras, and then click Search. The found files will display in the left side of
the Search Object Index window.
4. Expand the files to access the thumbnail view.
5. Double-click one displayed image. The related video will play on the RPB.
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Advanced Search
The advanced search function in the WebCam RPB lets you easily locate an event by search criteria.
The search results can be displayed in a text form and/or a statistic chart. Click the Get Data List
button, and select Advance Search to open the following advanced search window.
Figure 6-41 Advanced Search
[Display] This option on the menu bar lets you choose which way to display search results: a text
form or a statistic chart.
[Data Query] To locate an event, click Data Query on the menu bar. The selections included inside
are: (1) Monitor, (2) System, (3) Login, (4) Counter and (5) POS. The five categories are based on
those of System Log in the Main System (see System Log in Chapter 1), so that you can locate any
event type recorded in System Log.
Monitor/System/Login/Counter: The four selections let you locate an event about monitoring,
system, login/logout and counter status. The dialog boxes of the four selections are similar, so
we take Monitor as an example below.
Click Data Query on the menu bar, and select Monitor to display the following window. Define
your search condition in each field, and click OK to start searching.
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Figure 6-42 Locating a system event
POS: The selection lets you locate a desired POS transaction event. Click Data Query on the
menu bar and select POS to display the following window.
Figure 6-43 Locating a POS event
Restrict your search to a certain date, time, event type, POS system, transaction item (content), and
price amount (value). Then click OK to start searching. For this example, we like to search all the
transaction types related to Coke, registered in the device POS 4, from 00:00:00 to 13:43:19 on
2004/07/13. Its price amount may be greater than or equal to (>=) 1 and less than or equal to (<=)
99.
If we select the Statistic option and click OK here, we will get the sum or the average price of all the
discovered transaction events, not a list of these events.
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Remote Control Using Remote Desktop
The WebCam Remote Control function is based on Microsoft’s Remote Desktop platform. To start
this feature, your GV-System must be run on Windows XP Professional with Microsoft Remote
Desktop properly set up. The client PC can be Windows XP, Windows 2000, or Windows Server
2003.
To use the Remote Control:
1.
Follow the steps in Starting WebCam at the Client PC earlier in this chapter until the WebCam
Compression Selection window appears. See Figure 6-14.
2.
Select Remote Control, and then click the Submit button. This screen appears.
Figure 6-44 Remote desktop control
3.
Type the IP address or domain name of the GV-System you wish to control, and then click the
Connect button. A valid user name and password are required.
If logging in successfully, you will see the desktop of the GV-System you want to control.
Note:
1. The Enable Directdraw Overlay option in the Main System must be disabled.
2. The DSP card cannot support this function.
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Remote Viewing with PDA
G-View is a remote view application for Pocket PC device. It can run on PDA using Windows CE or
Microsoft Pocket PC operating system.
G-View Installation
G-View is included in the Surveillance System Software CD. This application should be installed in a
PDA device with Microsoft Pocket PC operating system.
1.
Plug your PDA via USB or COM port to a computer installed with Microsoft ActiveSync (The
Microsoft ActiveSync program should come with your PDA software CD. Consult your PDA user’s
manual).
2.
Run Microsoft ActiveSync in the connected computer. Make sure both the PDA and computer
are synchronized.
3.
Insert the Surveillance System Software CD to the computer. It will run automatically and pop up
a window.
4.
Select the item of Install V8.0.0.0 System, and then click PDA Viewer for WinCE.
5.
Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.
Connecting G-View to GV-Server
Once G-View is installed into your PDA, you can use it to monitor your GV Server. Make sure your
PDA has wireless LAN adapter properly in place with access to the Internet.
1. Execute G-View in your PDA.
2. Click the Connect button located at the lower left corner. This displays the Login screen.
3. Type the IP address of the GV Server you wish to connect, enter a valid username and password,
and then click the OK button.
If logging in successfully, you will see video streaming to your PDA. Clicking the Stop button can exit
the G-View application.
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Figure 6-45 Starting G-View
Figure 6-46 Entering GV-server Info
Other Functions
The major functions of G-View include live video monitoring, PTZ control, zooming control, and
snapshot.
Figure 6-47
Buttons
View Screen
Figure 6-48 PTZ Screen
Description
Click to take a snapshot from the video image.
Use this drop-down list to switch cameras.
Use the two buttons for focus-in and focus-out control
Use the two buttons for zoom-in and zoom-out control.
Use these buttons to control left, up, down, and right of the PTZ
camera.
Click to switch to a full-screen view.
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Viewing GV-Server Information
Click on the Server Information button to bring up the Server Info screen, which contains the
following four categories of information. You may use the control tabs to toggle between them.
Figure 6-49 Server Info
Figure 6-50 Web Info
Figure 6-51 I/O Events
[Server Info] Displays general information of the connected server. Information in this section
includes: Server update time, last data recycle date and time, which cameras are online, which
cameras are off line, which camera lost video signals, the status of the connected I/O device, and
connected I/O module’s alarm status.
[Web Info] Displays information of the connected WebCam server. Information in this section
includes: WebCam update time, WebCam server start time, how many MPEG4, RPB, and audio
streaming channels are currently serving over the Internet, and the software version of the WebCam.
[I/O Event] Displays a list of alarm events occurred in the selected GV Server. The alarm status is
displayed in a 3 levels file tree in the upper section of the screen. Click Reset will clear the list.
[Connect Info] Displays a history of login and logout information.
Remote Viewing with Mobile Phone
With the mobile phone capable of GPRS, you can receive live video images from your GV Server.
There are three types of mobile phones supporting this application: (1) I-Mode Phone, (2)
Windows-based Phone, and (3) Symbian-based Phone.
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I-Mode Phone
You can monitor your GV Server remotely with
I-Mode phone, or
Mobile phone supporting xhtml, chtml, or html and capable of GPRS
When using i-Mode services, you do not pay for the time you connected online, but will be charged by
the volume of data transmitted and/or received. Therefore, i-Mode will NOT receive live video
streaming; instead, it will receive one image at a time and will not receive another unless it is
requested to do so. To request another image, simply press the Enter key on your i-Mode phone.
The images are in GIF or JPEG format with resolution of 96x72 pixels.
Activating the i-Mode Function
In the Main System, click the Network button, select WebCam Server, click the JPG tab, and check
the Create JPEG/GIF file(s) as shown in Figure 6-6. Your GV-System must use a global IP address
and be accessible from the Internet.
Connecting to GV Server
After activating the i-Mode function, you can now receive live images from the GV Server via an
i-Mode phone. The interface and operation of your i-Mode phone may be different from the following
example since the interface may vary from model to model.
1. Open the i-Mode menu, and select Input Web Address.
2. Enter the IP address of your GV-System in the Address column, and then press OK.
1 Input Web Address
2 Login History
Address:
http://65.59.37.172
3 Return
OK
Cancel
Figure 6-52
Opening the menu
Figure 6-53
Entering the IP address of GV-server
3. Type a valid user name and password, and then press Submit.
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4. Select the desired camera channel, and then press Enter.
User Name:
Live View
Passwords:
Submit
Figure 6-54
Cancel
Entering the use name and password
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Camera 1
Camera 2
Camera 3
Camera 4
Camera 5
Camera 6
Camera 7
Figure 6-55
Selecting a camera for live view
If you log in successfully, the i-Mode phone will start receiving live images from the GV Server.
Windows Smartphone
With the MSView application, you can monitor your GV Server remotely via a Windows-based
smartphone edition 2002 and 2003. You will experience live view when continuously receiving JPEG
format images with the 160x120 resolution.
Installing MSView
1. Insert the Surveillance System Software CD. It will run automatically and pop up a window.
2. Select the item of Install V8.0.0.0 System.
3. Select MS Smart Phone Viewer, and then follow the on-screen instructions.
4. Locate MSView.exe in the Smart Phone Viewer folder created in your computer. The default
5. directory is C:\ Smart Phone Viewer.
6. Install MSView.exe to your smartphone (Consult your smartphone user’s manual for how to
install a program to the smartphone).
Activating the MSView Function
You must activate the MSView function in the Main System to allow the smartphone application. The
activation is the same as that in Activating the I-Mode Function earlier in this chapter.
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Connecting to GV Server
The following operations may vary slightly for different modules.
1. Execute MSView.exe in your smartphone. Figure 6-56 appears.
2. Select Control and then Connect. Figure 6-57 appears.
3. Enter the IP address and port number of your GV Server, a login ID and password. Select
Control and then Connect.
Once the connection is established, the live image will appear. You can use the scroll key on your
smartphone to navigate camera channels. See Figure 6-58.
Figure 6-56
MSView Main Screen
Figure 6-57
Entering GV Server Info
Figure 6-58
Viewing live camera
Other Functions
In addition to live view, MSView offers the functions, such as zooming in/out a camera view and
rotating images.
Select the MSView option to have these features.
Symbian Smartphone
With the SSView application, it’s also possible to monitor your GV Server remotely via Symbian-based
smartphone edition 7.0. You will experience live view when continuously receiving JPEG format
images with the 160x120 resolution.
Installing SSView
1. Insert the Surveillance System Software CD. It will run automatically and pop up a window.
2. Select the item of Install V8.0.0.0 System.
3. Select Symbian Smart Phone Viewer, and then follow the on-screen instructions.
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4. Locate SSView.jar in the Symbian Phone Viewer folder created in your computer. The default
directory is C:\Symbain Phone Viewer.
5. Install SSView.jar to your smartphone (Consult your smartphone user’s manual for how to install a
program to the smartphone).
Activating the SSView Function
You must activate the SSView function in the Main System to allow the smartphone application. The
activation is the same as that in Activating the I-Mode Function earlier in this chapter.
Connecting to GV-Server
The following operations and screens may vary slightly for different modules.
1. Execute SSView in your smartphone.
2. When the message V8.0.0.0 appears, select Login. The Login screen appears.
3. Enter the IP address and port number of your GV Server, login username and password.
4. Select Connect. When the message Host Connected appears, it means you have connected to
your GV Server successfully.
5. Select Image View. The Camera List screen appears.
6. Highlight one camera, and then select Open Camera for live view.
My Server
You can create, edit and remove a list of servers for a quick connection. Select the My Server option,
and then select SSView to have these features.
Other Functions
In addition to live view, SSView offers other useful functions, such as changing camera channels,
zooming in a camera view, rotating images and seeing Server and WebCam information. Select the
SSView option to have these features.
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Fast Key Reference
The Multi View Window
Key
Function
Ctrl+Z
Minimize the MultiView window
Ctrl+I
Open the Host Information window
Ctrl+E
Open the Edit Host window
Ctrl+C
Open the Configure window
Ctrl+H
Open the Camera Status window
Ctrl+X
Close the MultiView
Ctrl+Q
Switch screen divisions
Ctrl+F
Switch to full screen view
Ctrl+S
Take a snapshot
Ctrl+M
Turn the microphone on and off
Ctrl+L
Turn the speaker on and off
F7
Start all recording
+
Zoom in the selected monitoring window
-
Zoom out the selected monitoring window
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Key
Function
Home
Zoom in
End
Zoom out
Insert
Focus in
Delete
Focus out
→
Right
←
Left
↑
Up
↓
Down
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E-Map Application
E-Map displays the monitoring area on an electronic map, by which the operator can easily locate the
cameras, sensors and alarms triggered by motion or I/O devices. Topics discussed in this chapter
include: creating an E-Map file with E-Map Editor, working with E-Map in the Main System, and
working with E-Map on the WebCam server.
The E-Map Editor
The E-Map Editor program allows you to import a floor plan in BMP, GIF and JPG formats, and use the
icons of cameras and I/O devices to edit a map per your requirement.
The E-Map Editor program comes with the installation of Main System. Go to the system folder and
execute eMap.exe.
Figure 7-1 eMap.exe
The following E-Map Editor window will appear.
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Figure 7-2 The E-Map Editor Window
The controls in the E-Map Editor window:
No. Name
Description
1
Save
Saves a file.
2
Up
Goes back to the previous E-Map file.
3
Add Map
Adds an E-Map file.
4
Add Host
Adds a host folder.
5
Load Map
Imports a floor plan.
6
Rename
Renames an E-Map file and/or folder.
7
Delete
Deletes an E-Map file and/or folder.
8
Map View
Tree view of E-Map files and/or folders.
9
Host View
Tree view of host folders.
10
Floor Plan
The window displays the imported graphic file.
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Creating an E-Map File
To create and edit an E-Map file, follow the steps below.
1.
Click the Add Map button (No.3, Figure 7-1) on the toolbar. A New Map file will be created in
Map View and the Floor Plan window separately, as illustrated below.
Figure 7-3 Creating a new map
2.
Click the New Map file in Map View, and then click the Load Map button (No. 5, Figure 7-1) to
import a graphic file. The file will open in the Floor Plan window. See Figure 7-1.
3.
Double-click the local server folder in Host View. The program will automatically detect the
number of cameras and I/O devices already installed at the server, and show up their separate
icons.
4.
Drag and drop these icons from Host View onto the map in the Floor Plan window.
5.
The E-Map Editor lets you set the orientation of camera icons and change the icons. Right-click
any camera icon to call up a menu, and select the direction where you want the camera points to.
Or change the camera icon into the dome icon.
6.
Click Save (No. 1, Figure 7-1) to save the created E-Map file.
Creating an E-Map File for a Remote Host
With E-Map Editor, you can create E-Maps for your local host, as well as remotely for other hosts.
E-Maps created for remote hosts are saved and viewable only at the server where they are created.
And they are only functional when connected to the WebCam server.
1.
Click the Add Host button (No. 4, Figure 7-1) on the toolbar. A new host folder then is added in
Host View.
2.
Right-click the Host in Host View, and then select Host Settings to display the following dialog
box.
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Figure 7-4 Host Settings
3.
Type the remote host’s name, IP address, how many cameras, I/O modules, inputs, outputs are
installed at the host, and port information. Then click OK.
4.
Follow the steps instructed in Creating an E-Map File to create a file for the remote host.
Starting E-Map
After creating an E-Map file, go to the Main System.
Click the ViewLog button and then select E-Map
to display the following E-Map Viewer window. Double-click any E-Map file of the local host to open it.
Note:
If you have created the E-Map files for remote hosts, these files will also be displayed in the
E-Map Viewer window but won’t function here. They only work on WebCam that is discussed later.
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Figure 7-5 The E-Map Viewer Window
The controls in the E-Map Viewer window:
No. Name
Description
1
Popup Settings
Selects desired cameras and I/O devices for the pop-up map function.
2
Toggle Popup
Toggles between popup and non-popup function.
3
Tree View
The tree view of E-Map files and folders.
4
Flashing Icon
The flashing icon represents a triggered camera or an I/O device.
5
Output Icon
Manually forces an output device.
6
Camera/Dome Icon
Views the live video associated with that camera/dome.
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Setting the Pop-up Map Function
The E-Map Viewer window can be set to pop up with the flashing icon indicating that a camera or an
input device is triggered. To set up the function, follow the steps below.
1.
Click the Popup Settings button (No.1, Figure 7-5). Select desired cameras and input devices
for the application, and specify Dwell Time for the interval between two pop-up maps.
2.
Click the Toggle Popup button (No.2, Figure 7-5) to enable the function.
3.
Minimize the E-Map Viewer window. Once any camera or input device is triggered, the map will
pop up on your screen immediately.
Starting E-Map from a Remote Site
Activating and configuring E-Map over a web browser is possible by the GV-developed WebCam
server. To do so, follow the steps below.
1.
At the local server equipped with the GV-System, click the Network button and select WebCam
Server to display the Server Setup dialog box. Click OK to start the WebCam server.
2.
At the client PC, open the web browser and type the address of the local server. Once the
connection is established, the WebCam Compression Selection window will appear. Refer to
Figure 6-14 in Chapter 6.
3.
Select EMap, and click Submit to display the E-Map window on the client PC.
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Figure 7-6 The Remote E-Map Window
The controls in the Remote E-Map window:
No. Name
Description
1
Login
Click to login up to 500 host servers.
2
Host Information
Click to view the information of incoming events upon motion detected
and I/O devices triggered.
3
Previous
Click to go to the previous E-Map file.
4
Home
Click to back to the top of the tree view.
5
Next
Click to go to the next E-Map file.
6
Configure
Click to configure the Remote E-Map window.
7
Tree List
The list displays all created E-Map files and folders.
8
Flashing Icon
The flashing icon represents a triggered camera or I/O device.
9
Output Icon
Click to manually force the output device.
10
Camera/Dome Icon
Click to view the live video associated with that camera/dome.
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Logging in Different Hosts
When the client PC connects to WebCam server, all the E-Maps saved in the local server will be
downloaded to the client PC, with the E-Map files of 500 hosts at most. The E-Maps created for
remote hosts can only function on WebCam after you log in these hosts. You can login 500 hosts at a
time. Click the Login button (No. 1, Figure 7-6) to display the following Login window.
Figure 7-7 Logging in different hosts
Configuring the Remote E-Map Window
Click the Configure button (No. 6, Figure 7-6) to display the following dialog box:
Figure 7-8 The Configure window
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[Download EMap files] Click to download E-Map files from the local server to the client PC. This
option can reduce network load when you want to view E-Maps of multiple hosts.
Use local EMap files: Once downloading E-Map files to the client PC, you can use these
E-Map files for connection.
Hide Tree List:
Check to hide the tree list.
Enable DirectDraw: The DirectDraw is enabled by default. Some VGA cards might not
support DirectDraw and can produce distorted frames. In this case, disable the feature.
[Motion] / [I/O Input]
Alert Sound: Check this option and assign a .wav file to alert the operator when motion is
detected or I/O devices are triggered.
Camera Blink, I/O Blink: When cameras or I/O devices are triggered, their icons on the E-map
flash. Uncheck this option if you don’t want to see the flashing icons.
EMap Auto Popup: When cameras or I/O devices are triggered, the related map will pop up on
the screen instantly. Check this option and minimize the Remote E-Map window for the
application.
Show Event: Check to display motion or I/O triggered events on the Host Information window.
Viewing Host Information
The Host Information window lists camera and I/O device trigger information. Click the Host
Information button (No. 2, Figure 7-6) to display.
Figure 7-9 Host Information
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The Host Information window allows you to play back events happened in the host sites. Double-click
any camera event in the left hand list to display the remote playback window. With this window, you
can play back an event, speak to the host site and take a snapshot, as well as download the event to
the client PC.
Figure 7-10 The Remote Playback Window
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Live Viewing Using Remote
Applications
The system is supplied with three remote applications.
Remote View System
IP Multicast System
Remote View
Remote View is used to remotely monitor live videos from Main System, through modem dial-up or
TCP/IP connection. Each Remote View is limited to only one login at a time. However, you may
open multiple Remote Views in one workstation and each login to a different main system.
Setting Up Remote View
The Remote View software is included in the Surveillance System Software CD. The application is to
be installed at the client PC with modem dial-up or TCP/IP network access. The following is the
minimum PC specifications for this application:
OS
Windows 2000, XP, 2003 Server
CPU
Pentium 500 (minimum)
Memory
128MB RAM
Hard Disk
20GB (minimum)
VGA
NVIDIA GeForce II 32MB, 800x600 screen resolution (minimum)
Network
TCP/IP, Modem Dial-up
Setting Up the Connection
Remote View allows two connection methods, and each are set up as follows.
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To set up modem connection:
1. Make sure modems at client PC and at sever PC are already setup. The system currently
supports only external modems.
2. Click the Network button on main screen and enable Modem Server from menu.
3. Click Preference and then select Configure Modem. Select the network to use from drop-down
list.
4. Click the Connect button from menu bar of Remote View, and then select Dial-Modem from menu
to bring up the Connect dialog box, as shown:
Figure 8-1 Making connection to GV system through dial-up connection.
5. In the Phone Dial field, type the telephone number you wish to use (this column memorizes 10
most recently used telephone numbers).
6. Enter a valid user ID and password, and then click the Make Call button. Messages should
appear in the Connect Status window when connection successful, shown previous in Figure 8-1.
To set up TCP/IP connection:
1. Make sure both your client PC and the sever PC have access to TCP/IP network.
2. Click the Network button on main screen and enable TCP/IP Server from menu.
3. Click the Connect button from menu bar of Remote View and select Internet/Intranet_TCP/IP to
bring up the following dialog box:
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Figure 8-2
4. In the IP Address field, type the IP address or domain name of the system you wish to connect to.
The field memorizes 10 most recently used addresses.
5. Type in port number in Port field. Use default value if you are not sure what to enter for this field.
6. Enter a valid user ID and password and then click the Login button. Video stream should appear
when connection succeeds, as shown:
Figure 8-3
Functions of toolbar buttons are listed in following table:
Button
Description
Connect
My Favorite
Stop
Zoom In
Zoom Out
Lock
Preferences
Selects modem dial-up or TCP/IP connection.
Adds to My Favorite
Terminates network connection
Enlarges video.
Shrinks video.
Locks a particular camera.
Brings up the preferences setting window.
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Working with My Favorite
My Favorite provides for fast access to pre-set connection to main system. Several settings are
available for this feature.
To add a connection to My Favorite:
1. Click My Favorite button from menu bar.
2. Select Add to My Favorite from the menu to bring up Add to My Favorite dialog box, shown as
follows.
Figure 8-4
3. Enter the proper information and give a name to the new connection, and then click OK.
To edit My Favorite:
1. To change information in My Favorite, click My Favorite button from menu bar.
2. Select Edit My Favorite from menu.
3. Select a connection you wish to edit.
Figure 8-5
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Go to My Favorite:
Once a connection is added, it is listed in menu.
Click the connection from menu to login a system.
Camera Zoom Function
Click the Zoom In and Zoom Out buttons in the toolbar to enlarge and shrink a particular camera view,
here are the steps:
1. Click on the view screen you wish to zoom.
2. Click the Lock button from the toolbar to lock the camera.
3. Click either the Zoom In or the Zoom Out buttons, and then click on the locked camera.
Playing with Screen View Window Functions
All live video is displayed in the screen view window, shown as follow:
Camera Description
Rec Button
Play/Save
Camera Lock
Figure 8-6
Icons appear in view screen represent:
Name
Description
Time Indicator
Indicates current date and time. Color of the text and the background
can be changed in Preferences.
Rec
Starts, stops, pauses, and resumes recording
Play/Save
Plays and saves recorded video files
Camera Lock
Locks the image to apply zoom in, zoom out function
Note: The Rec button saves the video files only temporarily as a buffer file, therefore saves only one
video clip at a time. If you wish to save the files permanently, use Play/Save to save the video clip in
AVI format.
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Playing Back Video Files in Q-View
Click Play/Save button found in the camera screen. This brings up the program Q-View, which is
used for instant playback for video files temporarily saved in the Temporarily Record Buffer, created
when Rec button is pressed.
Figure 8-7
Preference Settings
Click the Preferences button from the toolbar to bring out the corresponding dialog box, shown as:
Figure 8-8
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The following options are available on the Connection tab of the Preference Setting:
[Login Setup] Specify user name and password for Remote View.
[Image Quality]
Specify the compression ratio of the video. Lower number gives higher
compression, smaller file size, but the image quality will suffer.
There are also options available on the General tab:
Figure 8-9
[Text Display]
Sets camera description’s text color and background color. 3 options are available
to present the camera description: Transparent (text only no background), Opaque (text and
background), and Invisible (no text and no background).
[Temporary Record Buffer] Determines a temporary folder that holds recording videos.
Remote PTZ and I/O Function
If you have installed PTZ or I/O devices on the connected main system, then you will be able to control
these devices through TCP/IP or dial-up network.
To use remote PTZ control:
Select View, PTZ Device, from the menu bar to bring up the PTZ control panel. Use the PTZ select
buttons to choose the type of camera you wish to control. The control panel may look slightly
different depending on camera model.
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PTZ select button
Direction
control button
Zoom
Focus
Auto Focus
Auto Pan
PTZ speed select
ID address select
Figure 8-10
To use Remote I/O control:
Select View, I/O Module, from the menu bar to bring up the I/O control panel. Remote View allows
you to control only the output devices. Click on the Output signal buttons to send signal to the output
device.
Output signal buttons
Figure 8-11
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Full Screen View
Click Connect button and select Full Screen Mode from the menu. The full screen mode provides a
larger viewing area for the cameras. There are four functional buttons located at the right hand side
that allows you to access to some of the basic functions.
Start Monitor
Stop Monitor
Preferences
View Log
Date
Time
HDD Space
Figure 8-12
IP Multicast
It is possible to monitor several GV-Systems within a LAN network, through the use of IP Multicast.
An IP Multicast allows maximum of ten connections at a time. After the Live X button pressed, IP
Multicast automatically connects to the Main System within the LAN network.
Figure 8-13
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Setting Up IP Multicast
The IP Multicast software is included in the Surveillance System Software CD. The application is to
be installed at the client PC within LAN network access. PC requirements are the same as those for
Remote View, described in the previous section.
Starting IP Multicast
1. Make sure both the client PCs and the server PC are properly set up in local area network (LAN).
2. Click the Network button in Main System and select Multicast Server to allow connection from
client PC. Follow this same step to set up all GV-Systems you wish to connect to IP Multicast.
3. Go to Windows Start, Program, system folder, and then IP MultiCast System from menu. Run
the system at the client PC.
4. Click the Search button from toolbar so IP Multicast finds all GV-Systems available for connection
within the network. Systems connected to IP Multicast are listed at the lower-left pane with their
server IP.
5. Click the Live bar to view the desired system. You may be asked to enter Login ID and Password.
Make sure your ID is given the privilege to view. All cameras open to the ID will be displayed.
6. To end a connection, click the Stop button from toolbar.
Functions of toolbar buttons are listed in following table:
Button
Description
Search
Finds all main systems available for connection within the network
Back
Goes to previous surveillance screen
Forward
Goes to next surveillance screen
Go To
Selects a specific system
Stop
Ends a connection
Lock Camera
Locks a particular screen view
Live Channel
Click to view or to hide a connection
Icons found at the left pane represent:
Button
Description
Live x
Click to view available cameras in the selected system
Flag
Green flag represents the system is connected; red means disconnected
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The rest of the functions in IP Multicast are much the same to those in Remote View. For details on
using functions in screen views, refer to Playing with Screen View Window Functions, earlier in this
chapter; to set the Preference dialog box, refer to Preference Settings; for features available for
full-screen, refer to Full Screen View. Video files are also played back in Q-View; refer to Playing
Back Video Files in Q-View.
Note: Since Q-View only saves one most recently viewed video file in the Temporarily Record Buffer,
following message may appear when try to record a second file:
Figure 8-14
This message is to remind you that the video file previously played back has not been saved.
Clicking Continue would overwrite the previous file.
To always save viewed video files to a
permanent location, use Play/Save button in screen view, instead of the Rec button.
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Central Monitoring by
Center V2
With Center V2, central monitoring station (CMS) can be deployed immediately because it brings
multiple GV-Systems together into an integrated interface, allowing the operator to manage several
systems from one point of control. The basic feature of Center V2 is to view live video, and receive
video evidence (in an attachment format) when any alerts are sent to the Center V2. This helps the
remote-end operator easily determine the nature of the alarm.
Installing Center V2
There are two versions of Center V2. The standard version, coming with the system software, can
serve up to 5 subscribers and 80 channels at a time.
The professional version can serve up to 500
subscribers and 800 channels. For professional one, see CMS User’s Manual.
Before installation, make sure your computer meets the following minimum requirements.
The standard version:
OS
Windows 2000, Windows XP, Server 2003
CPU
Pentium 4, 2.0G
Memory
256 MB RAM
Hard Disk
60 GB
VGA
NVIDIA GeForce II 32MB, 1024 x 768 screen resolution
Network
TCP/IP
To install Center V2, follow these steps:
1.
Insert the Surveillance System Software CD to your CMS’s (Central Monitoring Station) computer.
It will run automatically, and a window appears.
2.
Select the Install V8.0.0.0. System item.
3.
Click CenterV2, and follow the on-screen instructions.
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The Center V2 Window
After the installation, start the application from the Windows Start menu. The following monitoring
window will appear. No images will appear until you add and connect to subscribers.
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Figure 9-1 The Center V2 Window
The controls on the Center V2 window:
No
Name
Description
1
Monitoring Window Displays live video.
2
Status Panel
Indicates the date, time, remaining disk space, and the total number of
online channels versus available channels.
3
Find A Subscriber
Type the desired ID in the Current Subscriber field and click this button to
search.
4
Subscriber List
Displays subscribers’ ID names and online status.
Blue Icon: Indicates the subscriber is online.
White Icon: Indicates the subscriber is off-line.
Alarm Icon: Indicates either motion has been detected or the I/O has
been triggered at the subscriber’s site.
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Event List
Accesses Event Log and Event List.
6
SMS
Configures the SMS service.
7
I/O Device
Configures and forces output devices at Center V2.
8
Screen Division
In the 1024 x 768 resolution, you can select 6, 15, or 24 screen divisions for
a single monitor; 9, 25, or 36 screen divisions for dual monitors.
In the 1280 x 1024 resolution, you can select 6, 12, or 24 screen divisions
for a single monitor; 9, 20, or 42 screen divisions for dual monitors.
For resolution, see Layout Settings on page 193.
9
Host Info
Displays the connection status of subscribers.
10
Preference
Brings up these options: System Configure, Notification, Password Setup
Settings
and E-mail Setup.
11
Exit
Closes or minimizes the Center V2 window.
12
Accounts
Adds, deletes or modifies subscriber accounts.
13
Refresh Channel
Refreshes the connection status.
14
Next Page
Displays the next page of camera views.
15
Previous Page
Displays the previous page of camera views.
16
Flag
Flags an event for later reference.
17
Clip
Indicates an event coming with an attachment.
Double-click the event to open the attached video file.
18
ID
Indicates a subscriber’s ID.
19
Event Type
Indicates the event type: Alarm, Attachment, Connection, Login/Logout,
Motion, System, and Trigger.
20
Message
Indicates associated information for each event type.
21
Message Time
Indicates when Center V2 receives an event.
22
Start Time
Indicates when an event happens at the subscriber’s site.
A list of Types and Messages will be displayed on Center V2:
Type
Message
Motion
Camera xx detected motion.
Trigger
Module xx triggered.
Connection
Camera xx video lost; Module xx I/O lost; Network abnormal; Fail to login to dispatch
server; Dispatch server is shutdown; Video signal of xx has resumed; Module xx has
returned to normal; Failed to login SMS server; Failed to send short message; SMS
server is shutdown.
Alarm
Disk Full; Restarted Failed; Multicam Closed; There isn’t enough space for recording;
Multicam Surveillance System has been closed; An unexpected error occurred in
Multicam Surveillance System. (Error Code: 1 or 2); There is an intruder;
Object Missing; Unattended Object; Alert Message of POS; Scene Change.
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System
Start/end service; IP change; Record failed; Status change of monitoring camera. On: xx
Off: xx /(By Schedule); Stop/start all cameras monitoring; Start/stop I/O Monitoring. /(By
Schedule); Schedule start; Schedule stop. All monitoring devise are stop too; Start
monitoring all type events; Stop monitoring all type events; Subscriber session is not
established. Wait-time expired; Unexpected logout before subscriber session is
completed.
Attachment
Record file of Camera xx.
Note: Error Code 1 indicates a codec error; Error Code 2 indicates that users can’t write or record
any data due to HD failure or user privilege.
Creating a Subscriber Account
Before starting Center V2, add one subscriber to the center at least. The standard version of Center
V2 only allows 5 subscriber accounts. On the Center V2 window, click the Accounts button (No. 12,
Figure 9-1). The Address Book window appears.
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2
3
4
5
6
7
Figure 9-2 Subscriber Information
The buttons of the toolbar:
No. Name
Description
1
Add A Group
Adds a group.
2
Add A Subscriber
Adds a subscriber
3
View/Edit Subscriber
Highlight one subscriber and click this button to open Subscriber
Address Book
Address Book for viewing and editing.
4
Delete A Group/Subscriber
Highlight a group or a subscriber and click this button to delete it.
5
Find A Subscriber
Searches a subscriber account.
6
Subscriber Settings
Highlight one subscriber and click this button to configure the
settings of video and alert formats.
7
Subscriber Schedule
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Creating a Subscriber
1. Click the Add A Group button (No. 1, Figure 9-2) to create a group.
2. Click the Add A Subscriber button (No.2, Figure 9-2). The Subscriber Address Book dialog box
appears.
Figure 9-3 Address Book of a subscriber
3.
Enter a login ID and password (required). Those will be the ID and password for the subscriber
to log in to the Center V2.
4.
See Figure 9-12.
Enter the subscriber’s contact information in the rest of fields (optional).
If you wish to send e-mail alerts to this subscriber, enter its e-mail address. For e-mail
settings, refer to E-Mail Alerts, later in this chapter.
If you wish to send SMS alerts to this subscriber, enter its country code and mobile number.
For SMS server settings, refer to SMS Alerts, later in this chapter.
5.
Click the OK button to save the above settings. You will be prompted to this dialog box.
Figure 9-4 Subscriber Settings
6.
The options in the dialog box are discussed below. You may accept the default settings here,
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and edit them later by clicking the Subscriber Settings button (No. 6, Figure 9-2) on the toolbar.
When you click the OK button, the subscriber account then is created.
Subscriber Settings
[Monitor Option]
Image Size: Sets the video size from the subscriber. The following chart tells how the image
size set at the subscriber corresponds to different settings at Center V2. For example, if Center
V2 wants to receive 720 X 240 image, the subscriber must set the video resolution to 720 x 480
or 720 x 240.
Subscriber
Center V2
640 x 480 640 x 240 320 x 240 720 x 480 720 x 240 720 x 576
Normal
320 x 240 320 x 240 320 x 240 360 x 240 360 x 240 360 x 288
Middle
640 x 240 640 x 240 320 x 240 720 x 240 720 x 240 720 x 288
Large
640 x 480 640 x 240 320 x 240 720 x 480 720 x 240 720 x 576
Auto Record Video: Center V2 automatically records events based on the following Record
Mode.
[Record Mode]
Live Mode: Streams live video to Center V2. Make sure you have enough bandwidth to
receive video in live. To set the maximum time of a video clip to be sent to Center V2, click
the Settings… button. The more the set minutes, the bigger the file size; and therefore more
time is required to send the file over Internet.
Attachment Mode: A defined time of event will be recorded before sending to Center V2. The
attachment will be sent out immediately once your subscriber is connected to Center V2.
The Attachment Mode also provides several options associated with the attachment. Click the
Settings… button to bring up the Record Settings – Attachment Mode dialog box. See
Attachment Mode Settings below for further setup.
Both (Live & Attachment): Sends both live and attachment file.
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Attachment Mode Settings
In the Subscriber Settings dialog box (see Figure 9-4), select Attachment Mode, and click the
Settings… button beside. This dialog box appears.
Figure 9-5 Recording Setting
[Record Options (per camera)]
Pre-Rec Total Frames: Determines the total pre-recorded frames in a video attachment.
Pre-Rec Frames/sec Limitation: Determines the frame rate in the pre-recorded period.
Note: Dividing the Pre-Rec Total Frames by Pre-Rec Frames/Sec Limitation, you will get total time of
the video attachment.
Motion Frames/sec Limitation: Determines the frame rate of the video to be sent as an
attachment.
Recording Quality:
Use the slider bar to adjust the video quality in 3 levels.
[Attachment option (Record by Motion)] Defines the duration of the video attachment delivered
upon motion.
Max video Clip: Determines the duration of the video attachment.
Pos-Rec Motion: Determines how many more seconds of video to be sent when motion stops.
Alerts interval: Determines the interval between sent motion events
[Attachment option (Record by I/O trigger)] Defines the duration of the video attachment delivered
upon I/O trigger.
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Creating a Subscriber Schedule
The Center V2 operator can create schedules to monitor subscription status. When subscribers don’t
log in Center V2 on the programmed time, the operator and subscribers will get notified.
•
When a subscriber doesn’t log in Center V2 on time, this message will appear on the Event List:
Subscriber session is not established. Wait-Time expired.
When a subscriber logs out suddenly during a service time, this message will appear: Unexpected
logout before subscriber session is completed.
•
To activate the computer and output alarm to notify the operator while a SMS and E-mail message
being sent out to a subscriber, use the Notification feature. For details, see Notification Settings
later in this chapter.
To set up a schedule
1. On the Center V2 window, click the Accounts button (No. 12, Figure 9-1) to display the Address
Book window.
2. Highlight one subscriber, and click the Subscriber Schedule (No. 7, Figure 9-2) to display the
Schedule window.
Figure 9-6
3. On the Schedule window menu, select Setup Wizard and follow the Wizard instructions.
4. When the following window appears during the instructions, drag the mouse over the Login
timeline to define the Start and End time.
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2
3
5
4
Figure 9-7
The controls on the Setup Wizard:
No. Name
Description
1
Include
Displays task time.
2
Exclude
Displays non-task time.
3
Add
Draws task time.
4
Erase
Erase task time.
5
Login
Timeline.
5. Click Next when you finish the schedule. The Setup Wizard dialog boxes pops up again, and
then click Finish to exit.
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Configuring Center V2
On the Center V2 window, click the Preference Settings button (No. 10, Figure 9-1), and select
System Configure to display the following Preference window. This window contains these tabs:
(1) General, (2) Layout, (3) Network, (4) Record and (5) Dispatch Server.
[General]
Figure 9-8 Preference- General Settings
[Monitor Option]
Manual close channel: Closes the triggered camera view manually.
Close the camera view when motion stopped: Closes the triggered camera view automatically
when motion stops.
Post Motion: Specifies the duration of the camera view remaining on the monitoring window
after motion stops.
Camera send by I/O trigger will monitor: Specifies the duration of the camera view remaining
on the monitoring window when an I/O device is triggered.
Image Quality:
Adjusts the video quality. Moving the slide bar to the right side for the better
quality and the bigger image size.
Enable Direcdraw: Enables an enhanced image performance for live video.
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[Start-up]
Auto Run when Windows Starts: Automatically runs Center V2 when Windows starts.
Login SMS Server when Start Service: Automatically logs in SMS Server when Center V2
starts. You will be prompted to enter the IP address, Port, ID and Password of the SMS server.
[Channel Caption]
Font and Color: Click the Settings…. button to change the font and color of the captions.
[Layout]
This function transfers the Event List window to a separate computer while the monitoring windows are
displayed in the current computer. For the application, your VGA card must support Twin View
(discussed in Chapter 11), and your Windows desktop must be properly set up for the display across
two computer monitors.
Figure 9-9 Preference-Layout
Screen Resolution: Detects the current screen resolution on your PC.
Main Panel Resolution: Sets the Center V2 panel resolution to 1024 x768 or 1280 x1024.
This function is only available when your PC screen resolution is higher than 1280 x 1024.
Floating Event List: Moves the Event List window to a separate monitor at the bottom or right
side.
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[Network]
Figure 9-10 Preference- Network Settings
Center Port: Indicates the communication port used by the Center V2. To automatically
configure the port on your router by UPnP technology, click the Arrow button.
For details, see
UPnP Settings, Chapter 6 in the User’s Manual.
Enhance Network Security:
Applies enhanced security for Internet. Note when the feature is
enabled, all subscribers using earlier version than version 7.0 cannot access the Center V2
anymore.
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[Record]
The feature allows you to assign a path to store video files.
Click the Add New Path button
to assign a path; click the [X] button to delete a path.
If the Recycle item is checked, the system will delete old files when storage space falls short of 800MB;
if not checked, Center V2 will stop recording when storage space falls short of 800MB.
Figure 9-11 Preference-Record
Note: Every time when the Recycle function is activated, the files of 400MB will be deleted.
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Connecting to Center V2
To configure the GV-System in order to access the Center V2 remotely through a network connection,
follow these steps:
1.
In the Main System, click the Network button, and select Connect to Center V2. This dialog
box appears.
Figure 9-12 Connect to Center V2
2.
Enter the IP address of the Center V2, the user ID and password created in Center V2.
See Creating a Subscriber’s Account earlier in this chapter.
3.
Click the Connect button. When the connection is established, Center V2 will start receiving
videos or attachments from the subscriber.
Normal Mode Setup
To further define the communication conditions between the subscriber and Center V2, select Normal
Mode on the Connect to Center V2 dialog box (Figure 9-12), and then click the Advance button for
setup. The setup window includes these tabs: (1) General, (2) Camera, (3) Other and (4) I/O Device.
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[General]
The settings define the retry modes and communication ports between GV-System and Center V2.
Figure 9-13 Advance Settings
[Connection Broken]
Maximum Retries:
Sets the number of retries if connection is not immediately available.
Retry Interval: Sets the time interval between each retries.
Retry until connected: Keeps GV-System on trying until connected to Center V2.
Retry in the background:
Hides the retries in the background.
[Codec] Selects Geo Mpeg 4 (default) or Geo H.264 as the compression method for video sent to
Center V2. For details, see Recording Codec Options in Chapter 1
[Connective Port] Displays ports used for communication. It is recommended to keep the default
settings, unless otherwise necessary.
The Center Port number must match the Center Port
assigned in Center V2, as shown in Figure 9-10.
To automatically configure these ports on your router by UPnp technology, click the Arrow button.
For details, see UPnP Settings in Chapter 5.
[Temp Folder] Attachments are temporarily stored in this folder while waiting to be sent to Center V2.
In case the connection is broken, attachments meant to be sent to Center V2 could be found here.
Once the connection is back to normal, events saved in the Temp Folder will be sent out immediately.
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[Camera]
The settings define which camera condition to notify Center V2. To configure the event type, first
disable the Monitoring all type events option in Figure 9-12.
Figure 9-14 Advanced Settings- Camera
Send to Center V2 when Motion is Detected:
Sends the video to Center V2 when motion is
detected. Click the Set Camera(s) button to assign cameras for the application.
Event Type: If the subscriber wants Center V2 always to get notified of motion detection, select
Emergency. If the subscriber wants Center V2 to get notified of motion detection only when an
assigned input is triggered, select Normal.
Allow Center V2 to View Live Camera: Gives Center V2 the privilege to view your cameras at
any time. Click the Set Camera(s) button to assign cameras for the application.
Allow Center V2 to Control PTZ Camera:
Gives Center V2 the privilege to control your PTZ
camera. Remember to properly set up camera mapping first. See Mapping PTZ Cameras in
Chapter 1.
Notify Center V2 when the following events come up: Notifies Center V2 when any of these
alert events occur: Intruder, Missing Object, Unattended Object and Scene Change.
Event Type: If the subscriber wants Center V2 always to get notified of these alert events,
select Emergency. If the subscriber wants Center V2 to get notified of these alert events only
when an assigned input is triggered, select Normal.
Note: To set an input trigger for the notification of Normal events, see Security Service, [I/O Device]
later in this chapter.
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[Other]
Define other communication conditions between GV-System and Center V2.
Figure 9-15 Advanced Settings- Other
[Audio] Appling any of these options here may generate privacy issues. Think before you make
any selection.
Allow Audio-Out to CenterV2: Allows Center V2 to listen to the audio from GV-System.
Accept Audio-In from CenterV2:
Allows CenterV2 to use the talkback feature when
emergency occurs.
[Other]
Allow Center V2 to Get System Information:
Allows Center V2 to get system information on
your GV-System.
Send Alert Message of POS’s Loss Prevention to Center V2: Notifies Center V2 about the
events of POS Loss Prevention.
Time synchronization with Center V2: Enables the time increment/decrement of minutes and
seconds at the subscriber site to match the time at the Center V2.
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[I/O Device]
The settings define which I/O condition to notify Center V2. To configure these settings, first disable
the Monitoring all type events option in Figure 9-12.
Figure 9-16 Advanced Settings- I/O Device
[I/O Device] Notifies the Center V2 when I/O devices are triggered. Use the Arrow buttons to
configure each I/O device, or click the Finger button to apply to all I/O devices.
Allow Center V2 to Enable / Disable I/O:
Allows Center V2 manually arm/disarm any I/O
devices at the subscriber’s site without interrupting the monitoring.
For example, when an alarm is triggered at the subscriber site, the Center V2 operator can turn it
off remotely before arriving at the site.
Meanwhile, GV-System still remains on monitoring.
Send to Center V2 when I/O is Triggered: Notifies Center V2 when any selected input is
triggered.
With Camera(s): Sends the camera video to Center V2 when the selected input is triggered.
Click the Set Camera(s) button to assign cameras for the application.
Event Type: If the subscriber wants Center V2 always to get notified of the input trigger, select
Emergency. If the subscriber wants Center V2 to get notified of the input trigger only when an
assigned input is triggered, select Normal.
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Right Arrow button: Sets the delay time to notify Center V2 of input trigger. This feature is
only available when the Normal type is chosen.
Exit Delay:
While the system is activated, this feature provides an interval of time for
the subscriber to exit the premises. During this time, the specified input (e.g. a
exit/entry door) is inactive. Once the exit delay expires, the input will be fully armed.
Entry Delay:
While the system is activated, this feature provides an interval of time
for the subscriber to entry the premises. During this time, the specified input (e.g. a
exit/entry door) is inactive so that the subscriber can disarm the system. If the
subscriber fails to do, once the entry delay expires, Center V2 will get notified of the
input trigger.
Output Module: Enables the assigned output module when the selected input module is
triggered.
For this example, when the I/O Device (Module 1, Input 4) is triggered, the Output (Module 1, Pin 3)
will be activated simultaneously.
Right Arrow button: Sets the delay time to trigger the assigned output module.
Event Type: If the subscriber wants Center V2 always to get notified of the output trigger, select
Emergency. If the subscriber wants Center V2 to get notified of the output trigger only when an
assigned input is triggered, select Normal.
Note:
1. To set an input trigger for the notification of Normal events, see [Security Service] below.
2. The delay settings in Send to Center V2 when I/O is triggered and Output Module allow you to
enter your premises and disable input/output module before it is activated.
To disable prior I/O settings, the subscriber may exit the connection to Center V2 or use the Stop
monitor normal event when selected pin is Triggered feature in Figure 9-16.
Allow Center V2 to Force Output: Allows Center V2 to manually force output devices installed
at the subscriber’s site.
[Security Service] Supports two types of access control systems: Momentary and Maintained
Mode.
Momentary Mode: Pushbutton switches that are normally open and stay closed only as long as
the button is pressed. Momentary switches allow turn-on or turn-off from multiple locations.
For example, certain premises have a designated entry/exit door. When the staff enters the entry
door, the system starts monitoring. When the staff leaves from the exit door, the system stops
monitoring.
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Maintained Mode: Push-on/push off button switches that stay open until thrown, and then stay
closed until thrown again. Maintained switches are convenient for only one switch location.
For example, in the business hour when the door is opened, the system stops monitoring; in the
non-business hour when the door is closed, the system starts monitoring.
Panic Button Setup
You may set up a panic alarm button at your GV-System. In case of emergency, press the button
immediately to send the associated video to Center V2. To set up a panic alarm, select Panic Button
in the Connect to Center V2 dialog box (Figure 9-12), and click the Advance button. This dialog box
appears.
Figure 9-17 Settings for Panic Button
[Panic Button] Assigns an installed input device to be the panic alarm button.
Trigger by I/O: Assigns an input module and a pin number.
Output Module: Enables an assigned output module when the panic button is pressed.
For this example, when the panic button (Module 1, Pin 1) is pressed, the output module (Module
3, Pin 4) will be triggered simultaneously.
[Send which Camera(s) to Center V2] Select which camera video should be sent to Center V2
when the panic alarm button is pressed.
[Connective Port] The communication ports used by Center V2. It is recommended to keep all
defaults, unless otherwise necessary.
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Detecting Input Status
The feature is designed to monitor all inputs for a change of state whenever the subscriber starts the
Center V2 monitoring. A change from the previously defined state (N/O to N/C or N/C to N/O) will
activate an alarm condition.
on the Connect to Center V2 dialog box (Figure 9-12). For details, see Detecting Input
Click
Status in Chapter 2.
Event Log Browser
The Event Log Browser allows you to locate a desired event coming from subscribers. On the Center
V2 window, click the Event List button (No. 5, Figure 9-1) and select View Event Log to display the
following window.
Tip: You can quickly access the Event Log of a specific subscriber, instead of filtering all events.
Right-click one subscriber on the Subscriber list (No. 4, Figure 9-1), select Event Log and then click a
desired log type.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Figure 9-18 Event Log Broswer
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The buttons on the Event Log Browser:
No. Name
Description
1
Open
Opens an event log.
2
Reload
Refreshes the event log manually
3
Start/Stop Synchronous EventLog Refreshes the event log automatically.
4
Filter
Defines the search criteria.
5
Refresh the Filter Result
Refreshes the filter result.
6
Backup
Exports the current event list and video files.
7
Page Setup
Creates header and footer on the printout of Event Log.
8
Print
Prints the current event list.
9
Exit
Exits the browser.
Opening the Event Log
Click the Open button (No. 1, Figure 9-18) to launch the following Open DataBase dialog box. Define
a time period, select the type of log, and click OK for search. Events matching the search criteria will
be loaded to the Event Log Browser window.
Figure 9-19 Open Database
Filtering the Event Log
Click the Filter button (No. 4, Figure 9-18) to bring up the following Eventlog -- Filter window. This
option allows you to perform a search based on criteria.
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Figure 9-20 Eventlog-Filter
Filters
Read: Searches the events read in Center V2.
Flag: Searches the events flagged important.
Clip: Searches the events containing video attachments.
ID: Searches the events from a specific subscriber.
Type: Searches the events based on the nature of events.
Message: Searches the events by keywords.
Message Time: Searches the events by the arriving time or date to Center V2.
Start Time: Searches by the starting time of the events occurred at the subscriber site.
Applying Multiple Filters
This option allows you to define several filter commands for search. Click the Add New Command
button to add a new filter command. When you click OK, all events matching the defined commands
will be listed on the Event Log Browser.
Removing Filters
Select the filter command you wish to remove from the filter list, and then click the Remove Selected
Command button to remove it.
Event Log Settings
On the Center V2 window, click the Event List button (No. 5, Figure 9-1), and select Event Log
Setting to display the following dialog box:
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Figure 9-21 Event Log Settings
[Event List]
Auto Import: Specify the number of days to be loaded when Event Log Browser is launched.
[Event Log]
Keep Days: Enter the number of days to keep log files.
Recycle: Delete the files of the oldest day when storage space is lower than 500MB.
Log Path: Click the [...] button to assign a storage path.
Page Setup
You can create the Footer and Header on the printout of Event Log.
1. On the Event Log Browser, click the Page Setup button (No. 7, Figure 9-18) to display this dialog
box.
2. Check the items and type the information you want to print out.
3. Click OK to apply the settings.
Creator
User-defined text
Print time and date
Printout
Figure 9-22
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Monitoring and Managing Subscribers
This section describes how to monitor and manage subscribers in these parts: (1) Showing I/O Status,
(2) I/O Activation (3) Camera/Audio Control, (4) Camera Monitor (5) Viewing Subscriber Information
and (6) Subscription Service Options.
Showing I/O Status
You can view the status of input devices at the subscriber’s site, as well as forcing the outputs.
On the Subscriber List (No. 4, Figure 9-1), right-click one online subscriber, and then select Show I/O
status to display this window.
Figure 9-23
[Module] Select a module from the drop-down list.
[Input] Indicates the status of input devices of the selected module. The blue icon means the input
is deactivated; the red lightening icon means the input is activated.
[Output] To force an output installed at the subscriber site, select a desired output pin from the
drop-down list and then click the Force Output button.
For this, the subscriber must grant the privilege to Center V2 first. See the Allow Center V2 to Force
Output option in Figure 9-16.
I/O Enable Setting
The Center V2 operator can manually arm or disarm any I/O devices of subscribers without
interrupting the monitoring.
For this, the subscriber must give the privilege first. See the Allow
Center V2 to Enable/Disable I/O option in Figure 9-16.
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To arm or disarm I/O devices
1. On the Subscriber List (No. 4, Figure 9-1), right-click one online subscriber and select I/O Enable
Setting.
2. Check the Input/Output to arm or uncheck the Input/Output to disarm the device(s).
Camera/Audio Control
This feature allows two-way audio communication between CenterV2 and the subscriber, as well as
PTZ control.
On the Subscriber List (No. 4, Figure 9-1), right-click one online subscriber and then select
Camera/Audio Control to display this window. Click the Play button to start the application.
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1
2
3
5
4
6
Figure 9-24
The controls on the Camera/Audio Control:
No. Name
Description
1
Close
Closes the Control window.
2
Play
Plays live video.
3
Stop
Stops playing video.
4
Microphone
Enables speaking to the subscriber. The subscriber must grant the privilege
first. See the Allow Audio-Out to Center V2 option in Figure 9-15.
5
Speaker
Enables live audio from the subscriber. The subscriber must grant the
privilege first. See the Accept Audio-In from Center V2 option in Figure
9-15.
6
Change Camera
7
PTZ Control Panel Controls PTZ camera remotely.
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Camera Monitor
Use the Camera Monitor window to define the following:
•
Enable and disable live display
(The subscriber must give the privilege first. See the Allow Center V2 to View Live Camera
option in Figure 9-14)
•
1.
Define the interval between incoming events triggered by motion detection and video lost
On the Subscriber List (No. 4 in Figure 9-1), right-click one online subscriber and select Camera
Monitor.
2.
The Camera Monitor window appears.
Figure 9-25
Live drop-down list: Highlight one camera, and select Play (enable live display) or Stop
(disable live video).
Suspended Motion Monitoring: Highlight one camera, and set the interval between
incoming events triggered by motion detection. Alternatively, you can right-click one live
camera channel on the monitoring window and select Suspend for the same setting.
Suspend Video Lost Monitoring: Highlight one camera, and set the interval between
incoming events triggered by video lost.
Status column: Displays the status of video lost from cameras or disconnection.
3.
Click OK to apply the settings.
If the camera is enabled for live display, you will see
window; otherwise, you will see
in the upper right corner of its monitoring
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Viewing Subscriber Information
To view the general information about your subscribers, click the Host Information button (No. 9,
Figure 9-1) on the Center V2 window to display the Host Information window. Choose a subscriber
from the list, and click the View Information… button to view its related information.
Figure 9-26
Subscription Control
The Center V2 operator can disable its services to an individual subscriber when subscription expires.
On the Address Book (Figure 9-2), right-click one subscriber and select Disable. To restore the
subscription, right-click again to select Enable.
Output Alerts
When alert conditions occur, you can activate the output devices installed either at the Center V2 site
or at the subscriber site.
Forcing Outputs of Center V2
To configure output devices at the Center V2 site, click the I/O Device button (No. 7, Figure 9-1) on the
Center V2 window and then select I/O Device from the menu. Currently the application only supports
GV-IO modules. For setup details, see Setting Up I/O Devices, Chapter 2 on the Surveillance
System Software CD.
To automatically force outputs when alert conditions occur, see Notification Settings later in this
chapter.
To manually force outputs, click the I/O Device button (No. 7, Figure 9-1) on the Center V2 window,
and then select Force Output to display the Force Output of Local I/O Device window. Select a
desired module and then click Finger buttons to activate outputs.
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Forcing Outputs of a Subscriber
See Showing I/O Status earlier in this chapter.
Notification Settings
Center V2 can automatically activate the assigned computer and output alarm to notify the operator
while a SMS and e-mail message being sent out to subscribers, when alert conditions occur. For this
application, click the Preference Settings button (No. 10, Figure 9-1) on the Center V2 window and
select Notification to display this window.
Figure 9-27
[List box] Select an alert condition for configuration. The alert conditions include: (1) Video Lost, (2)
I/O Module Lost, (3) I/O Trigger (Normal), (4) Trigger (Emergency), (5) Connection Lost, (6) Subscriber
Login, (7) Subscriber Logout, (8) Camera Motion, (9) Surveillance System Abnormality, (10) Intruder,
(11) Missing Object, (12) Unattended Object, (13) Scene Change, (14) POS Loss Prevention, (15)
Disk Full, (16) Stop all camera monitoring, (17) Stop I/O Monitoring, (18) Start Monitoring All Type
Events, (19) Stop Monitoring All Type Events, (20) Wait-Time Expired and (21) Unexpected Logout.
[Alert Approach]
Invoke Alarm: Select a computer alarm from the drop-drown list. Or, select User Define from
the list to import one desired .wav sound. Click the Arrow button beside to test the assigned
alarm.
Output Module: Select an installed output model and pin number to alert the Center V2
operator.
Send E-Mail Alerts: Enables e-mail alerts to send e-mails to subscribers. Click the Edit
button to edit a message. For E-Mail settings, see E-Mail Alerts later in this chapter.
Send SMS Alerts: Enables SMS alerts to send SMS messages to subscribers. Click the Edit
button to edit a message. For SMS Server settings, see SMS Alerts later in this chapter.
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[Text Format of SMS] ASCII for English text, limited to 160 characters. Unicode for other
languages, limited to 70 characters.
Note: For E-mail and SMS alerts, ensure to set up e-mail addresses and mobile numbers for each
subscriber in the Subscriber Address Book (Figure 9-3).
SMS Alerts
You can send SMS messages to subscribers when alert conditions occur.
Setting SMS Server
Before sending SMS messages to an individual subscriber, you need to define SMS Server correctly.
1.
On the Center V2 window, click the SMS button (No. 6, Figure 9-1) and then select SMS Setup
to display this dialog box.
Figure 9-28
2.
Type the IP address, communication port, Login ID and Password of the SMS Server.
3.
If the SMS Server is installed at the same computer with the Center V2, select Local. If not,
select Remote.
4.
To set up three mobile numbers of Center V2 operators to get notified when Center V2 loses
connection to SMS Server, click the Mobile Setup tab to display this window.
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Figure 9-29
5.
Select one mobile icon, check Add to SMS List, and type country code and mobile number.
For details on SMS Server, see Chapter 10 “Short Message Service “on the Surveillance System
Software CD.
Connecting to SMS Server
On the Center V2 window, click the SMS button (No. 6, Figure 9-1) and then select Connect to SMS
Server for connection.
Sending SMS
Once the connection of SMS Server and Center V2 is established, there are several ways to send
SMS messages to subscribers. See the Center V2 window for the following selections.
1. Click the SMS button (No. 6, Figure 9-1) and select Send Short Message. This sends SMS to
an individual subscriber manually.
2. On the Subscriber List (No. 4, Figure 9-1), right-click one subscriber and select Send Short
Message. This sends SMS to an individual subscriber manually.
3. On the Event List, double-click one Event Type, except Attachment, to call up a message window.
Click the Send Short Message icon on the window. This sends SMS to an individual subscriber
manually.
4.
Right-click one display channel and select Send Short Message. This sends SMS to an
individual subscriber manually.
5.
Click the Preference Settings button (No. 10, Figure 9-1), and select Notification to display the
Alarm Settings window. Check the Send SMS Alerts item. This sends SMS to subscribers
automatically when set alert conditions occur. For details, see Notification Settings earlier in this
chapter.
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E-Mail Alerts
You can send e-mails to subscribers when alert conditions occur.
Setting Mailbox
Before you can send e-mails to a separate e-mail account, you need to define your mailbox correctly.
To setup the mailbox
1.
On the Center V2 window, click the Preference Settings button (No. 10, Figure 9-1), and then
select E-Mail Setup. This dialog box appears.
Figure 9-30
2.
In the Charset field, select the set of characters and symbols that the e-mail uses.
3.
In the E-Mail From field, enter your e-mail address.
4.
In the SMTP Server field, enter the outgoing server address.
5.
If your e-mail service provider requires authentication for sending e-mails, check SMTP Server
requires authentication, and define the account ID and password of your SMTP.
6.
Click OK.
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To send a test e-mail
After setting up your mailbox, you can use the Test section and send a message to your own e-mail
account for testing.
1.
Enter your own e-mail address in the E-Mail To field.
2.
Enter a subject for the e-mail
3.
Type the desired message in the Mail Content field.
4.
Click the Test Mail button.
Sending E-Mail
There are several ways to send e-mail alerts. See the Center V2 window for the following selections.
1. On the Subscriber List (No. 4, Figure 9-1), right-click one subscriber, and then select Send E-Mail.
This sends the e-mail to an individual subscriber manually.
2. Right-click one display channel, and then select Send E-Mail. This sends the e-mail to an
individual subscriber manually.
3. On the Event List, double-click one Event Type, except Attachment, to call up a message window.
Click the Send E-Mail icon on the window. This sends the e-mail to an individual subscriber
manually.
4. Click the Preference Settings button (No. 10, Figure 9-1), and select Notification to display the
Alarm Settings window. Check the Send E-Mail item. This sends e-mails to subscribers
automatically when set alert conditions occur. See Notification Settings earlier in this chapter.
E-Map Alerts
You can configure an instant E-Map alert to lay out the locations of triggered cameras, sensors and
alarms within a floor plan.
For this application, subscribers must already create their own E-Maps using the E-Map Editor and
activate WebCam Server.
To configure E-Map alert at the Center V2, right-click one online subscriber on the Subscriber List (No.
4, Figure 9-1) and select E-Map.
For details on E-Map, see E-Map Application, Chapter 7 on the Surveillance System Software CD.
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Via a GSM/GPRS modem, GV-System lets you send SMS (Short Message Service) messages when
an alert condition happens. The modem can be installed at either a separate server, or the same
computer/server equipped with GV-System. This chapter introduces how to manage a GSM/GPRS
modem with the GV-developed SMS Server program, and how to configure the Main System to send
out SMS alerts.
Installing SMS Server
To install the SMS Server application, follow these steps:
1. Insert the Surveillance System Software CD to the PC connected to a GSM/GPRS modem. It will
run automatically, and a window appears.
2. Select the Install V 8.0.0.0 System item.
3. Click SMS Server, and follow the on-screen instructions.
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The SMS Server Window
Run the SMS Server program from the Start menu. The following window appears.
1
Figure 10-1
2
3
4
5
6
The SMS Server Window
The controls in the SMS Server window:
No. Name
Description
1
Start/Stop Service
Starts or stops the SMS Server.
2
SMS Log Setting
Sets up the SMS Log.
3
Account Setting
Creates and edits accounts.
4
Server Setting
Sets up the SMS Server.
5
Device Setting
Sets up the GSM/GPRS modem.
6
Exit
Logs out administrator, changes password or exits the SMS server.
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SMS Server Setup
Before starting the SMS service, you must configure these three settings: (1) Device Settings, (2)
Server Settings, and (3) Account Settings.
Device Settings
1. Click the Device Setting button (No. 5, Figure 10-1), and then select GSM Module. The
following dialog box appears.
Figure 10-2
GSM Module Setting
2. Select the COM port connecting to a GSM/GPRS modem.
3. Click the Detect button to detect the modem.
If the connection between the modem and the computer is established, the message will
show in the Device Information field: Name: (Manufacturer), Module: xxx, SIM Ready.
If the connection fails, the display will be shown as: No usable device in COM xxx.
4. If you are using a tri-band modem, select 1900 or 1800 MHz from the drop-down list of Select
Band.
5. Click OK to apply above settings.
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Server Settings
Click the Server Setting button (No. 4, Figure 10-1) to display the following Server Setting dialog box.
There are three major tabs in the dialog box: (1) General, (2) Message Filter, and (3) Notify
[General]
Figure 10-3
Server Setting-General
[Network] Define the port of the SMS Server, or leave it as default.
To use UPnP for automatic port
configuration to your router, click the Arrow button. For details, see UPnP Settings in Chapter 6.
[Security]
Enable to apply enhanced Internet security. Please notice when the feature is enabled,
the subscribers using earlier version than 8.0 cannot access the SMS Server anymore.
[Startup]
Auto Start Service when Sever Startup: Automatically starts SMS services when the program
starts.
Minimize to System Tray when auto start service: Minimizes the SMS Server window to
system tray when it starts.
Auto save the PIN number after start service: Automatically saves the PIN number when
SMS services start.
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[Message Filter]
Figure 10-4
Server Setting-Message Filter
Check the desired alert conditions to send SMS messages.
The user-defined condition refers to the SMS messages sent manually in Center V2 and VSM. See
Sending SMS in Chapter 1 and Chapter 3 in the CMS User’s Manual.
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[Notify]
Figure 10-5
Server Setting-Notify
[Check Internet Connectivity]
Assign any available IP address and click the Test button to know if
your SMS Server can access Internet.
[Send SMS notification when no connectivity]
Sends SMS notification to the three defined mobile
numbers when the SMS Server cannot access Internet.
Mobile Icon: Check the icon and define the number for the SMS notification. Up to three
recipients can receive the SMS simultaneously.
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Account Settings
Click the Account Setting button (No.3, Figure 10-1) to display the following window.
Figure 10-6
Account Setting
The controls in the Account Setting window:
No.
Name
Description
1
Add A Group
Creates a group.
2
Add A Client
Creates a client.
3
Delete A Group/Client
Deletes a created group or client.
4
View/Edit A Client
Highlight one client and click the button to view or edit its
information.
5
Find A Client
Searches a client.
6
Address Book
Lists the created groups and clients.
7
Account Information
Displays the highlighted client’s account information.
8
Statistics
Displays the number of created groups and clients. The
SMS Server can serve up to 5000 clients at one time.
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Creating a client:
1. Click the Add A Client button (No. 2, Figure 10-6). This dialog box appears.
Figure 10-7 Client Information
2. Type a login ID and password. They will be the ID and password for the client to log in the SMS
Server. Refer to Figure 10-11.
3. In the Information section, type the client’s related information.
You can specify three mobile numbers of the client’s network administrators for SMS notification.
4. In the Notify Setting section, you can send a SMS to the client in the case of:
Internet disconnection between the client and the SMS Server, or
Improper program shutdown in the client.
The recipients can be:
The client’s network administrators: define three mobile numbers in above Information
section.
The client’s operators: See Setting Mobile Numbers, later in this chapter. For the users of
Dispatch Server and Vital Sign Monitor, refer to the CMS User’s Manual.
Clicking the
Question mark can view the specified mobile numbers at the client site.
5. Click Save for above settings.
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Disabling a client:
You can disable subscription services to an individual client when subscription expires.
In the Account Settings window (Figure 10-6), right-click the desired client and then select Disable.
To restore the service, right-click the desired client and then select Enable.
SMS Log
Setting SMS Log
Click the SMS Log Setting button in the SMS Server window (No. 2, Figure 10-1), and select SMSLog
Setting to display the following dialog box. The settings are similar to Event Log Settings in Figure
9-21 in Chapter 9.
Viewing SMS Log
Click the SMS Log Setting button in the SMS Server window (No. 2, Figure 10-1), and select View
SMSLog to display the SMS Log Browser. The browser is the same as Event Log Browser in Figure
9-18 in Chapter 9, except the following two unique features:
SMS Event Log
Clicking the SMS Event Log button
on the toolbar, you can monitor senders (ID), mobile
numbers, text messages, sent and failed SMS.
This can be beneficial as you may charge your
clients by the amount of SMS messages they sent.
Figure 10-8
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System Event Log
Clicking the System Event Log button
on the toolbar, you can monitor the server activities,
client login and logout, and connection problems.
Figure 10-9
Password Security
To prevent unauthorized users from changing your settings, set up an administrator password. To
apply the password security, follow these steps:
1.
Click the Exit button (No. 6, Figure 10-1), and then select Change Password to set a password.
2.
Click the Exit button, and select Logout Administrator to lock the SMS Server window.
3.
When you want to log in, click the Exit button and select Login as Administrator. A valid
password is required.
Connecting GV-System to SMS Server
To connect the GV-System to the SMS Server, follow these steps:
1. In the Main System, click the Configure button, and then select System Configure to display the
System Configure window.
2. In the Send Alerts Approach section, click the right arrow button to display this dialog box.
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Figure 10-10 Send Alerts Approach Setup
3. Check the Alternative Alert Approach item to enable other options.
4. Specify the Interval of two sent-out messages. The Interval time can be set up to 1440 minutes.
Any alert condition will be ignored by the system during the interval.
5. Click the Account Setting button to display the following window.
Figure 10-11 SMS Setup- Connection Setup
Server IP: Enter the IP address of the SMS Server.
Server Port: Enter the server port of the SMS Server, or keep it as default.
Login ID & Password: Enter a valid ID and password registered in the SMS Server. See
Figure 10-7.
Local: If the GSM/GPRS modem is installed at the same server with the GV-System, select
this item.
Remote:
If the GSM/GPRS modem is installed at a separate server, select this item.
6. Click OK to apply above settings.
7. Click the Test Account button (Figure 10-10). If the connection of both devices is established,
the message will appear: Login SMS Server OK! If the connection fails, the message will appear:
Connect to SMS Server Fail.
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Setting Mobile Numbers
The Main System allows you to configure three mobile phone numbers for the SMS service. When an
alert condition happens, the SMS messages will be sent out to the three assigned mobile phones
simultaneously.
1. Open the Send Alerts Approach Setup dialog box (see Figure 10-10). .
2. Click the Account Setting button. This displays the SMS Setup dialog box (see Figure 10-11).
3. Click the Mobile Setup tab in the upper of the window. The following dialog box appears.
Figure 10-12 SMS Setup- Mobile Setup
4. Click one mobile phone icon, and then check the Add to SMS List item for the mobile phone
setup.
5. Type Country Code and Mobile Number.
6. Click other mobile phone icons, and follow step 4 and 5 to set up the rest of two mobile phone
numbers separately.
7. Click OK to apply above settings.
Note: To configure an alert condition of sending out SMS messages, see Send Event Alerts in
Chapter 1 for details.
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This chapter discusses some advanced level features and utilities that could help administrator to
maximize system performance in a security network.
Dynamic DNS
The Dynamic DNS is an application that allows users to register domain names that always point to
their GV-Systems. This application is only necessary when your GV-System is using a dynamic IP
address. If so, the DDNS will update GV-System’s IP address to DNS Server in every 10 minutes.
Therefore, even if your GV-System’s IP address changes, you can still locate it by using the registered
domain name.
Dynamic DNS supports Windows XP, Windows 2000, and Windows Server 2003 only, but not supports
Windows 95/98 or ME.
Dynamic DNS uploads IP address over the Internet through ports 80 and 81. If your GV-System is
connected behind a router or firewall, make sure ports 80 and 81 are open. Dynamic DNS will only
upload global IP addresses. If your GV-System is using virtual IP, NAT port mapping should be done
first.
Installing Dynamic DNS
To install Dynamic DNS, follow these steps:
1. Insert the Surveillance System Software CD to your PC. It will automatically run, and a window
appears.
2. Select the Install V 8.0.0.0 System item.
3. Select Dynamic DNS Service, and follow the on-screen instructions.
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Registering Domain Name with DDNS
1. Go to Windows Start, point to Programs, select DDNS, and then run Dynamic DNS Service to
bring up the DNSClient dialog box. Click Register and the following Dynamic DNS register page
will appear.
2. Type a username in the Username field. Username can be up to 16 characters. Username will
accept “a ~ z”, “0~9”, and “-“, but will not accept space or “-“ as the first character.
3. Enter a password in the Password field. Passwords are case-sensitive and must be at least 6
characters. Re-enter the password in the Re-Type password field for confirmation.
4. In the Word Verification section, type the code within the box. In this example, the code you
should enter is N4GN. Word verification is not case-sensitive.
Figure 11-1
5. Click the Send button, and the system will display the following message if the registration is
completed successfully.
Figure 11-2
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Username: The username you registered. In this example the username is “dynamicdns”
Hostname: The hostname you created.
Hostname is made by registered username and
“dipmap.com”. In this example the host name is “ http://dynamicdns.dipmap.com ”. This
will be the domain name you use for login to GV-System.
IP Address: Your GV-System’s current IP address. This IP address will be updated every
10 minutes.
In the DNS Client dialog box, enter the registered username and password, and then press the Save
button. The system will show the connection information as illustrated below. The DNS Client
program is now activated. However, it will not upload IP address unless one of the following
applications is running: the Main System, Center V2, VSM, Dispatch Server, Twin DVR, and SMS
Server. If the IP address of your GV-System is not updated for more than 30 days, your host name
will be deleted automatically.
Check Run at startup if you wish to auto run Dynamic DNS AP on the next Windows start-up.
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TwinDVR System
TwinServer is an external application that helps sharing the networking liability from the GV-System.
A complete TwinServer concept requires at least two computers: a TwinServer, which should be run on
the computer where GV-System is installed, and a TwinDVR, which should be run on a separate
computer connected to the same LAN as the TwinServer. The TwinServer sends video stream to
TwinDVR, while TwinDVR acts as a WebCam Server and serves all WebCam clients over the Internet.
One TwinDVR can serve approximately 200 channels over the Internet. Multiple TwinDVRs can be
added to the network as online traffic increases.
There are two ways to connect TwinServer and TwinDVR: TCP/IP mode and Multicast mode. Both
have its advantages and disadvantages; choose the one that suits your application mostly.
TCP-IP Mode
TCP/IP is a simpler and cost-effective solution. In the TCP/IP mode, the TwinServer and TwinDVRs
are connected in a point-to-point connection. It means that video streams are sent from TwinServer
to TwinDVR-A, then TwinDVR-A duplicates the video streams and sends them to TwinDVR-B. If the
connection between TwinServer and TwinDVR-A is broken, TwinDVR-B will not be able to receive
video streams as well.
Figure 11-4
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MultiCast Mode
Multicast Network is more complicated and expensive to setup. In the Multicast mode, the
TwinServer transmits video streams in packets to a virtual buffer of the Multicast network. The virtual
buffer then broadcasts the video streams to all TwinDVRs under the network. Each TwinDVR should
be installed with two network cards. One is for the hub where TwinServer is plugged in, and the other
for a DSL or ISDN modem with dedicated ISP service to the Internet. Each TwinDVR serves its own
group of WebCam Clients.
Figure 11-5
Starting TwinServer
1. In the Main System, click the Network button, and then select TwinServer. This TwinServer
setup dialog box appears.
Figure 11-6 TwinServer Settings
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2. The default port 9650 is for video transmission. Keep it as default or modify it if necessary.
Using UPnP for automatic port configuration to your router, click the Arrow button. For details,
see UPnP Settings in Chapter 6.
3. Select the type of network to be used: Use TCP/IP or Use Multicast. If Use Multicast is enabled,
click the Setting button to display the Multicast Setting dialog box. See Multicast Settings below.
4. Use the Video Quality Setting slider to adjust video quality for Low, Med, or High.
5. Click the Start button to activate the TwinServer.
Multicast Settings
Figure 11-7 MultiCast Settings
[MultiCast]
Group IP: Displays the IP address for the virtual buffer that stores the video streams in
Multicast network.
Group Port: Used for transferring video streams over the Multicast network. To enable the
UPnP function, click the Arrow button. For details, see UPnP Settings in Chapter 6.
[Server Option] Only necessary if more than one network card is installed in your GV-System.
Check Assign IP and select one network card. This will automatically bring up Blind IP of the network
card.
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Installing TwinDVR
The TwinDVR is included in the Surveillance System Software CD. This application should be
installed in a separate PC within the same Local Area Network as the TwinServer. Before installation,
make sure your PC meets the following minimum system requirements:
OS
Win 2000, XP, Server2003
CPU
Pentium4 2.0GHz (minimum)
Memory
256 MB RAM
Hard Disk
40 GB (minimum)
VGA
NVIDIA GeForce II 32MB
Network
TCP/IP
1. Insert the Surveillance System Software CD to the PC where TwinDVR will be installed. It will run
automatically, and a window appears.
2. Select the Install V 8.0.0.0 system item.
3. Click TwinDVR System, and follow the on-screen instructions.
During the installation, you may be prompted to install GeoMPEG4 codec; simply press Yes.
Starting TwinDVR
1. Run TwinDVR.exe. This displays the TwinDVR dialog box.
Figure 11-8 TwinDVR Setup
2. Type the IP address of TwinServer in the Server IP field.
3. Keep the server port in default, or it should match the TwinServer port. See Figure 11-6.
4. Click the Connect button to establish the connection between TwinDVR and TwinServer. A valid
user ID and password are required.
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If the connection is established, the Network Server, Show Video Status, and Test Video buttons will
be available. You can now use them to set up TwinDVR for:
Testing Video Stream
Starting WebCam Server at TwinDVR
Setting Multiple TwinDVRs in TCP/IP Mode
Setting Multiple TwinDVRs in Multicast Mode
Testing Video Stream
This function allows you to test the video transmission between TwinServer and TwinDVR. Click the
Show Video Status button to display 16 monitoring windows beneath the TwinDVR dialog box. Click
the Test Video button and video streams from the connected TwinServer will be streamed to the
monitoring windows for 10 seconds. You may click the Hide Video Status button to close the
monitoring windows.
Figure 11-9 Testing Video Stream
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Starting WebCam Server at TwinDVR
Click the Network Server button, and then select WebCam Server to display the Server Setup dialog
box. See Figure 6-1.
Setting Multiple TwinDVRs in TCP/IP Mode
Click the Network Server button, and then select Extended Server. The Extended Server is to
duplicate TwinServer’s video stream and transmit it to the next TwinDVR in the same network. If
there are five TwinDVRs in the network, you should activate the Extended Server function in TwinDVR
1, 2, 3, and 4 respectively. It’s not necessary to activate TwinDVR 5 since there are no more
TwinDVR running behind it.
Setting Multiple TwinDVRs in Multicast Mode
Click the Network Server button, and then select Use Multicast Mode. The Multicast mode is now
activated. The Multicast Server is to instruct TwinDVR to obtain video streams from the virtual buffer.
If there are five TwinDVRs connected to the network, all TwinDVRs will be required to select the Use
Multicast Mode option.
TwinDVR Settings
Network Card Settings
In Figure 11-8, click the Setting button, and then select Network Setting to display the following
dialog box.
The Network Setting option is only necessary when your TwinDVR has more than one
network card. Check Assign IP and select one network card. This will automatically bring up Blind
IP of the network card. The network card will be used for connecting to TwinServer; the other network
card will be assigned for connecting to Internet. If you want the TwinDVR to automatically reconnect
to TwinServer, check Retry until connected and set the time interval.
Figure 11-10 TwinDVR Setting
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System Settings
In Figure 11-8, click the Setting button, and then select System Configure to display the following
dialog box.
The option is only available when TwinDVR is connecting to TwinServer.
Figure 11-11 System Settings
[Startup Setting]
Extended Server: Activates Extended Server on TwinDVR startup.
WebCam Server: Activates WebCam Server on TwinDVR startup.
[System Setting]
TwinDVR resume: Resumes TwinDVR connection when the system shuts down unexpectedly.
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Watermark Viewer
You can make a watermark proof to protect videos from unauthorized alteration or manipulation. In
Main System, click the Configure button, select System Configure, and then check Use Digital
Watermark Protection option. This allows all recorded videos to be marked with a permanent and
inseparable image.
The watermark is invisible to naked eyes. In order to see it, the video stream must be open in a
watermarking verification program by following these steps:
1. Go to the system folder, and locate WMProof.exe.
Figure 11-12
2. Double-click to open the program. This displays the following Watermark Viewer window.
1
2
3
4 5 6
7
Figure 11-13
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The controls in the window:
No.
Name
Description
1
Open File
Finds a video file to play.
2
First Frame
Goes to the first frame of the file.
3
Play
Plays the file.
4
Previous Frame
Goes to the previous frame of the file.
5
Next Frame
Goes to the next frame of the file.
6
Previous Watermarked Frame
Goes to the previous frame that contains watermark.
7
Next Watermarked Frame
Goes to the next frame that contains watermark.
The Watermark Viewer displays the verifying result as follows:
Check sum: If the video stream has not been tampered, the Check Sum section displays a
message: Pass. Otherwise a message: No Pass will appear.
Original vs. Extracted: The Extracted section should have the same icon displayed as
that in the Original section. If not, it indicates the video may have been altered.
3. Click the Open File button (No.1, Figure 11-13), select a video file and click Open. The video file
is then listed in the status field of the window. Also, you can drag multiple video files directly from
storage folders to the status field.
4. Highlight the file and double-click it to play.
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Twin View Display
You can display Main System and ViewLog in two separated monitors. To make this operation
possible, your system must equip with VGA card having dual video outputs. Each output should be
connected to its own monitor display.
1. Right-click on the Windows desktop and select Properties. This displays the Display Property
dialog box.
2. Select Settings, enable Extend my Windows desktop onto this Monitor, and then click the
Apply button.
Figure 11-14
3. Go the system folder and locate DMPOS.exe.
Figure 11-15
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4. Double-click the program to display the Set Application Function Position window.
Figure 11-16
5. In the Screen Setup tab, select TwinView from the Displayer Mode drop-down list.
6. In the MultiCam tab, select Monitor 1 from the Select Monitor drop-down list.
7. In the ViewLog tab, select Monitor 2 from the Select Monitor drop-down list.
8. Click the OK button and start GV-System, which should appear in monitor 1.
9. Click the ViewLog button on the main screen and select Video/Audio log from the menu.
ViewLog should appear in monitor 2.
Note: The Select Position option allows you to determine where to position GV software on
Windows. It is only necessary if your GV-System is set at 800x600 panel resolution but your
Windows desktop is set at 1024x768 or higher. It is recommended that both GV software and
Windows desktop to be set at the same resolution. For details on how to set the resolution for
GV-System, refer to Panel Resolution in Chapter 1.
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Windows Lockup
This feature helps you to secure your PC while away from your workstation. You may lock up the
Windows desktop while launching a customized GV-desktop. The GV-desktop is where operators are
limited to run the GV-System and the selected programs.
The GV-desktop Screen
The GV-desktop program is included in the installation of Main System. Go to the system folder and
execute Desktop.exe.
Figure 11-17
The following GV-desktop screen will appear.
1
2
3
4
5
Figure 11-18
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The controls in the GV-desktop screen:
Icon Name
Description
1
Programs
Accesses programs.
2
Settings
Adds programs to the programs menu.
3
Log Off
Logs off GV-desktop.
4
Shut Down
Shuts down the computer.
5
Task Manager
Click to view the tasks currently running on your computer.
GV-desktop Features
The five buttons on GV-desktop are discussed below.
Programs
Click the Programs button to see the program menu. The default programs are Multicam
Surveillance System (Main System), ViewLog, Backup System, Repair Database Utility, Remote
Playback Server, and eMap Editor. You can add or remove new programs to the menu. For the
example below, Paint is a new program added to the menu.
Figure 11-19
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Settings
Click the Settings button to display the following window. A valid ID and password are required.
Figure 11-20
[Password] Click to change the password. For the option of Allow Removing Password System,
see Setting up Password in Chapter 1.
[Export Token] This option is discussed in Token File for Save Mode later in this chapter.
[System Menu]
The menu lets you rename system programs. Select a desired program and click
the Edit button to change its name.
[Customized Menu]
The menu lets you add other programs to the Programs menu. Click the
Add button to display the following window. In the Target field, type a path or click the button next to
the field to assign a path. Then enter the program name, comment, or even change an icon for the
program. Finally, click OK to add the program.
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Figure 11-21
[Desktop Type] Select Windows or GV-desktop (Multicam) from the drop-down menu. The
selected desktop will launch the next time when you log in to PC.
Log Off
Click the Log off button to log off GV-desktop. A valid ID and password are required.
Shut Down
Click the Shut Down button to shut down your computer. A valid ID and password are required.
Task Manager
Click the Task Manager button to view the programs currently running on your computer. When you
minimize a program, it will be hiding and working in the background. Double-click the program listed
in Task Manger to bring the program back to desktop.
Figure 11-22
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Token File for Save Mode
This option in the Settings section lets you export a token file. In case you enter safe mode and are in
the status of the GV-desktop. This token file will let you exit from the GV-desktop and enter the
Windows desktop. To export a token file and apply it, follow the steps below.
1. Click the Export Toke button to display the following dialog box.
Figure 11-23
2. Type a code in the Token Code field.
3. Click OK to display the Save As dialog box.
Figure 11-24
4. Locate a path, and enter a desired name in the File Name field.
5. Click Save to save the file.
When you enter safe mode and are in the status of the GV-desktop:
6. Click the Settings button on the desktop. You will be prompted to locate the stored token file and
enter the set token code.
7. When the Settings window appears (Figure11-20), select Windows in the Desktop Type field, and
then exit from the window.
8. Click the Log Off button to log off the GV-desktop and enter the Windows desktop. The token
code and file are also required here.
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Authentication Server
The Authentication Server allows a remote server to restrict access to the password settings of local
GV-Systems. When the Sever is working, the previous password settings in local GV-Systems will be
invalid. Local GV-Systems will submit to the full control of the Server.
Installing the Server
To install this application in a remote sever, follow these steps:
1. Insert the Surveillance System Software CD. It will run automatically, and a window appears.
2. Select the Install V8.0.0.0 System item.
3. Click Authentication Server, and follow the on-screen instructions.
The Server Window
Go to Windows Start, point to Programs, select AuthServer, and then click AuthServer. This window
appears.
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
12
11
13
Figure 11-25 The Authentication Server Window
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The controls in this window:
No.
Button Name
Description
1
Exit
Exits this window; Logs out Administrator; Changes
Password, exports account information.
2
Log
Sets up the Authentication Server Log and opens the log
browser.
3
Password Setup
Configures passwords and grants permissions to clients.
4
Server Setup
Configures the Authentication Server.
5
Start/Stop Service
Starts/Stops the Authentication Server.
6
Find A Client
Finds an existing client.
7
View/Edit A Client
Select a client from the DVR List, and click to view /edit it.
8
Delete An Area /Client
Deletes an existing group or client.
9
Add A Client
Creates a client account.
10
Add An Area
Creates an Area group.
11
DVR List
Lists the created clients and area groups.
12
Connected DVR List
Lists the connected GV-Systems.
13
DVR Information
Lists the information of the selected GV-System.
Creating a DVR List
You can arrange your clients’ GV-Systems into different groups for a better management. To create a
DVR list, follow these steps:
1. To create a group, click the Add An Area button (No.10, Figure 11-25).
2. To create a client under the group, click the Add A Client button (No.9, Figure 11-25). This
displays the Client Information dialog box.
Figure 11-26 Client Information
3. Type the client’s information. The Name must match that of local GV-System.
4. Click OK.
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Editing a User
The Authentication Server operator can create users; can grant, deny, or modify permissions; and can
allow access to local GV-Systems listed in the DVR list.
1. Click the Password Setup button (No.3, Figure 11-25) to display the Password Setup window.
The window is the same as the Password Setup window in Main System (see Figure 1-29), except
the following section.
Figure 11-27 Password Setup
2. To create and edit a user, refer to Setting up Password in Chapter 1.
3. To grant access to local DVRs:
a.
Click the Group Setting button in the window. The Valid Group List window appears.
b.
Click the New Group button. The DVR Group Information window appears.
c.
Give a DVR group name, and check the desired DVRs into the group.
d.
Go back to the Password Setup window. Use the Valid Group drop-down list to select the
created DVR group.
3b
3c
Figure 11-28 Valid Group List and DVR Group Information
Note: In the Password Setup window of Authentication Server, the Fast Backup & Restore tab is
not available.
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Starting the Server
To configure the server and start the service, follow these steps:
1. Click the Server Setup button (No. 4, Figure 11-25). This dialog box appears.
Figure 11-29 Sever Setup
[Network Setting] The default port number is 3663. Using UPnP for automatic port
configuration to your router, click the Arrow button. For details, see UPnP Settings in Chapter 6.
[Authorized ID and Password] The ID and password entered will be those for the local DVRs to
log in the server.
Enhance network security:
Enable to enhance network security on Authentication Server.
Enable IP White List: Create a list of IP addresses allowed to connect to Authentication
Server. For details, see IP White List Settings in Chapter 6.
[Server Setting]
Auto start service when server startup:
Starts automatically the service when Windows
starts.
Notify when DVR disconnected from server: Notifies the Authentication Server with a
pop-up window when the DVR and server loss connection.
2. Click OK to apply above settings.
3. Click the Start/Stop Service button (No. 5, Figure 11-25) to start the connection.
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Connecting GV-System to the Server
To configure the GV-System in order to access the Authentication Server remotely through a network
connection, follow these steps:
1. Click the Configure button, point to Password Setup, and then select Remote Authentication
Setup. This dialog box appears.
Figure 11-30 Setup Remote Authenticator Server
Use Remote Authenticator: Enable the connection with the Authentication Server.
Allow Local supervisor to stop use remote authentic system: Allows the local supervisor
to stop the Authentication application when the connection fails. If the option is disabled and
the connection fails, the dialog box won’t be accessible until connection resumes.
Allow user to use local account login remote application: Allows the local users to
access other remote applications with their previous password and ID settings when the
connection fails.
2. Click the Setup Server button in Figure 11-30. This dialog box appears.
Figure 11-31 PassClient Setting
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3. Enter the IP address and port of the Authentication Server. Enter the valid ID and password
created in the Authentication Server (See Figure 13-29).
4. Click OK to start the connection. When the connection is established, the previous
password settings in the GV-System will be invalid.
5. Press [L] on the keyboard to call up the Login dialog box. The icon
indicates the connection
is established.
Figure 11-32
6. Type a valid User ID and password for login.
As long as the Authentication sever is working, every time when you start the GV-System, the Login
dialog box will appear.
Note: When the disconnection icon
appears, there might be three reasons:
1. The valid ID and password created in the Authentication Server (see Figure 11-29) don’t match
those in the GV-System (see Figure 11-31).
2. The client’s given name (see Figure 11-26) doesn’t match the GV-System’s.
3. The network media has traffic problem.
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Fast Backup and Restore
With the Fast Backup and Restore (FBR) solution, you can change interface skin and customize
features to suit personal preference, as well as back up and restore your configurations in Main
System.
Installing the FBR Program
1. Insert the Surveillance System Software CD. It will run automatically, and a window appears.
2. Select the Install V 8.0.0.0 system item.
3. Click Fast Backup & Restore Multicam System, and follow the on-screen instructions.
Running the FBR Program
Run Fast Backup & Restore main System from the Start menu. This window will appear.
Figure 11-33 FBR Window
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Selecting a Skin
The GV-System provides two skin options: silver (default) and conventional. The skin change will only
apply to the screens of Main System, ViewLog and remote applications. The dialog boxes won’t be
affected.
You can also change the screen image of startup splash, non-active video and video lost.
Changing the skin style
1. In the FBR window (see Figure 11-33), click the Select Skin Style icon. The option menu
appears.
2. To use one skin style for all applications, simply select All use Conventional Style or All use
Silver Style.
To change the skin style of a single application, point to the desired application, and then select the
skin style you want to apply.
3. Close the FBR window, and start the GV-System to see the change.
Customizing the screen images
You can replace the screen images of Startup Splash, Non-Active Video and Video Lost with your own.
Before you start, remember that each screen image has its specified size. Create your own image
according to these specifications:
Startup Splash: Bit Depth 24, Width 319, and Height 272.
Non-Active Video: Bit Depth 24, Width 720, and Height 576.
Video Lost: Bit Depth 24, Width 270, and Height 576.
To customize the screen image, follow these steps:
1. In the FBR window (see Figure 11-33), click the Select Skin Style icon, point to DVR, and then
select Custom Logo…. This window appears.
Figure 11-34
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2. Click a desired screen image to be replaced with an imported image.
3. Exit the FBR program, and start the GV-System to see the change.
Customizing the Features
Not every feature may be of equal interest to you. You can now specify which features are to be
displayed at system startup.
1. In the FBR Window (see Figure 11-33), click the Customize Features icon to display this dialog
box.
Figure 11-35
[Devices] Expand this folder, and select the device applications you want to enable in the
GV-System.
[Functions] Expand this folder, and select the functions you want to enable in the GV-System.
The gray checked boxes indicate that the functions are enabled by default. No changes can be
made to these functions.
2.
Click OK to apply the settings.
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Backing up and Restoring Settings
You can back up the configurations you made in Main System, and restore the backup data to the
current system or import it to another GV-System.
Backing up the settings
1. In the FBR window (see Figure 11-33), click the Backup System Settings icon. This dialog box
appears.
Figure 11-36
2. Check which settings you want to back up, and press the Next Step button
. The Save As
dialog box appears.
3. Select the destination drive to store the backup file.
When the backup is complete, this message
will appear: Successfully Backup MultiCam System Settings.
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Restoring the System
You can restore the current system with the backup of configuration file. Also, you can copy this
backup file to configure another system with the same settings as the current system.
1. Open the backup file (*.exe) you previously stored. A valid ID and password are required to
display this window.
Figure 11-37
2. Click the Restore Multicam System icon, and then check which backup settings you want to
restore.
3. Press the Next Step button
to start restoring.
4. When the restoration is complete, this message will appear: Successfully Restore MultiCam
System Settings.
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Hot-Swap Recording
The program Media Man Tool provides a hot-swap feature, allowing a non-stop recording. You can
add and remove a hot-swap or portable hard drive to the GV-System while the monitoring keeps on.
When the new drive is added, it will be configured to the recording path automatically.
Additionally, you can back up ViewLog player and files to play back at any computer.
Note: The hot-swap feature supports the disk capacity of 800 MB at least.
The Media Man Tool Window
This program comes with the installation of Main System. Run MediaMenTools.exe. The following
window will appear.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Figure 11-38
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The controls on the MediaMan window:
No. Name
Description
1
2
3
Refresh
Updates all data information on the window.
Copy ViewLog
Selects a hard drive to copy ViewLog files.
Disk List
Selects a disk.
4
Disk Properties
Indicates disk information.
In “Media Type,” two messages may appear:
LAN: indicates a hard drive is connected.
Local: indicates a local hard drive is connected.
In “Status”, three messages may appear:
•
Standby: indicates the hard drive already specified as the recording
path.
5
DVR Event Info
•
Unused: indicates the hard drive not specified as the recording path.
•
Recording: indicates the files are being recorded to the disk.
Indicates the path, size and number of recorded events; the dates of
the oldest and latest events.
6
MDB Info
Indicates the path, size and number of System Log files.
7
Object Index Info
Indicates the path, size and number of Object Index files.
8
ViewLog Info
Indicates the location you have backed up the EZ ViewLog player.
Note: The DVR Event Info updates every one minute. The MDB Info, Object Index Info and
ViewLog Info update as data changes.
Adding a Disk Drive
1. Run MediaManTools.exe.
2. Insert a hot-swap hard drive or plug a portable hard drive to your computer. This dialog box
appears.
Figure 11-39
Accept to Recording: Adds the hard drive to the recording path.
Delete all events: Deletes the recorded files already on the hard drive.
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3. Click OK to automatically configure the hard drive to the recording path.
To verify the hard drive is added successfully, select the drive in the MediaMan Tools window and see if
“Status” in Disk Properties displays: Standby. Or, in Main System, click the Configure button and
select Set Location to confirm the new recording path.
Removing a Disk Drive
On the Disk List, right-click the hot-swap or portable hard drive, and select Stop for recording. The
“Status” in Disk Properties will display: Unused. Then you can remove the hard drive safely.
Note: Removing the hard drive will affect ViewLog database. To restore these events, add the hard
drive back to the system and run Repair Database Utility.
Backing Up ViewLog Files
You can export ViewLog player and files to play back at any computer without the system.
On the Disk List, right-click the hot-swap or portable hard drive to have these options:
Copy ViewLog: Exports the ViewLog player and files to the hard drive.
Recreate ViewLog database: When the ViewLog player is already on the hard drive, select this
option to update the ViewLog files.
To play back files at another computer, simply run EZViewLog500.exe from the created ViewLog
folder on the hard drive.
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Troubleshooting
Hardware
1. Messages “Can’t find keypro” and “Card Setup Fail” appears when GV-System starts.
Verify the video capture card drivers (See Chapter1 in the Installation Guide).
Insert the video capture card to a different PCI slot to see if this fixes the problem.
If you are using the video capture card V1, attach an appropriate Keypro to the PC’s
parallel port and run Dos2kreg.exe in the GV-System folder.
If your system is upgraded to version 8.0 or above, an appropriate USB dongle is
required.
2. A message “Video Lost” appears.
Check video connection.
Make sure the video device is turned on.
Make sure the video standard in your country matches the setting in GV-System (See
Choosing Video Source in Chapter1).
Check AGC setting (See Adjusting Video Attributes in Chapter 1).
Switch the cable from the functional channel to the non-functional channel, and vice
versa. If the previously non-functional channel is now able to deliver video, check the
video device itself and its related cables.
3. A message “Can’t find I/O Module:1, Address:1, in Com1” or “Not GV-IO in COM1” appears.
Check the RS-485 connection between GV-Net Card/Box and GV-IO Box.
Check whether the power adapter is properly connected to GV-IO Box.
4. A message “No PTZ Device Installed” or “Default PTZ Device not Activate” appears.
Make sure the Active option is enabled in Main System (See PTZ Control Panel in
Chapter 1).
When multiple PTZ cameras are installed, make sure to activate each PTZ camera
individually.
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Software
1. How to upgrade to the latest version?
Download the latest version from GeoVision website:
http://www.geovision.com.tw/english/5_0.asp
2. Recycle mode doesn’t work, and recording stops.
Exit Main System, and run RepairLog500.exe from the system folder to fix this problem.
Check Properties of the folder used for saving video files. Make sure the Read Only
option is disabled.
3. Passwords are lost. Cannot access my GV-System.
See Setting Up for Password in Chapter 1 for details.
4. A message “Directdraw overlay fail” appears.
Make sure your VGA card meets the GV-System’s minimum requirement that is NVIDIA
GeForce II MX 32MB.
The driver included in your VGA card package may not be the latest and might not
support Directdraw. Visit related websites and upgrade your VGA driver to the latest
version.
Disable the Directdraw feature if you do not wish to upgrade your VGA card or driver
(See Configuring Global Recording Parameters in Chapter 1).
5. Shifted horizontal lines appears in the 640x480 video image.
Enable De-Interlace Render (See Configuring Global Recording Parameters in Chapter
1). This feature requires the VGA card of DirectX9. Make sure to upgrade your VGA
card driver and DirectX version.
6. Unable to record audio, even though all setups and configurations are done correctly.
Audio recording is not available in the 640x480 video resolution (See [Wave-In Device],
Camera/Audio Install in Chapter1).
7. Can’t invoke hotline alerts.
GV-System only supports external modem using Zyxel or Lucent chipset.
Make sure Modem Device and Com Port are set up properly (See [Modem Configure],
Configuring Hotline/Network Notification in Chapter1).
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8. A “?” mark appears in the ViewLog’s event list window.
These files may already been deleted in the previous Recycle run. Exit Main System
and run RepairLog500.exe under the system folder to remove these files from the
database.
9. Unable to play back audio in ViewLog
The video you select may not have any audio records.
The speaker icon at the lower right corner is not enabled (See Figure 4-1 in Chapter 4).
Audio can only be played back at 1X speed.
Remote Application
1. Remote View is unable to display video from GV-System.
This symptom may appear when Remote View is installed in Windows XP SP1 or later.
Windows XP no longer includes Wavelet decoder after Service Pack 1. You may
download a Wavelet codec at this link.
http://geo-support.dipmap.com:100/remote/waveletcodec.zip
GV-System version 6.0 is not compatible with Remote View version 5.4.0.1 or earlier.
Make sure your GV-System and Remote View are both version 6.0 or later.
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2. Network ports used in the remote applications:
WebCam:
TwinServer:
CenterV2:
Http = 80
Server = 9650
Center = 5547
FTP = 21
Command = 5548
Command = 4550
TwinDVR:
Connection Port = 5545
Data = 5550
Http = 80
Data = 5549
Audio = 6550
FTP = 21
Audio = 5546
Remote Control = 3389
Command = 4550
RemotePlayBack:
Data = 5550
Dispatch Server:
Remote Control = 3389
Server = 21112
IP Multicast:
GeoCenter:
DMMCast = 3650
Server = 20001
RPBSvr = 5066
RemoteView:
TCPSvr = 3550
Authentication Server:
Server = 3663
DMIP:
FTP = 21
VSM
SMS
DDNS
Server = 5610
Server = 6886
Server = 80 and 81
Control Center
Command Port = 3388
Data Port = 5611
Log Port = 5552
WebCam
1. A message "can't connect to server" appeared when GV-System is connected.
Check ports 4550 and 5550 are enabled in Firewall.
Check whether ports 4550 and 5550 are occupied by another application.
Check NAT port mapping is correct.
Check whether the dynamic IP address of GV-System is changed.
Check Ethernet adapter (ADSL modem must use the PPP/SLIP device).
Check whether Web server changes download timing. (Dynamic Lan IP =1 min,
Dynamic WAN IP = 5 min)
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2. Unable to use the two-way audio feature.
Check whether port 6550 is available.
Check the client PC’s sound card driver.
This feature requires DirectX 8 or later. Perform upgrade if necessary.
This feature requires Internet Explorer 6.0 or later. Perform upgrade if necessary.
Check GV-System’s audio signal by using the Camera / Audio Install function (See
Camera/Audio Install in Chapter 1).
3. Unable to run MPEG4 Encoder Viewer and WebCam RPB.
The security level of your IE browser may prevent WebCam components from
downloading to your PC. Start IE browser and go to Tools/ Internet Options/
Security/Custom Level. In Active X controls and plug-ins options, select Enable or
Prompt, and then click OK. Log in to GV-System again and WebCam components
should be downloaded properly.
4. What version of OS does G-View support?
G-View of V6.0 or above supports WinCE 3.0, Pocket PC2002, Pocket PC2002 Phone
Edition, Pocket PC2003, and Pocket PC2003 Phone Edition.
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