Ocularis Administrator
Ocularis DS
The Platform for IP Video Management
Installation & Administration
User Manual
On-Net Surveillance Systems, Inc.
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Contents
INTRODUCTION ............................................................................................................................................................ 1
OVERVIEW ..................................................................................................................................................................... 2
SYSTEM DIAGRAM....................................................................................................................................................... 3
MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS..................................................................................................................... 4
OCULARIS BASE .............................................................................................................................................................. 4
OCULARIS ADMINISTRATOR ............................................................................................................................................ 4
OCULARIS CLIENT ........................................................................................................................................................... 4
NETDVMS ...................................................................................................................................................................... 5
GETTING STARTED WITH OCULARIS ................................................................................................................... 6
OCULARIS BASE INSTALLATION............................................................................................................................ 7
OCULARIS ADMINISTRATOR ................................................................................................................................... 8
OCULARIS ADMINISTRATOR LAUNCH .............................................................................................................................. 8
THE OCULARIS ADMINISTRATOR INTERFACE ................................................................................................................ 10
Ocularis Administrator Tabs..................................................................................................................................... 10
Ocularis Administrator Process Flow....................................................................................................................... 11
Server / Events Tab ................................................................................................................................................... 12
Servers ................................................................................................................................................................... 13
Updating Server Properties.................................................................................................................................... 14
Event Fusion .......................................................................................................................................................... 15
Event Rules ........................................................................................................................................................ 16
Event Priority ..................................................................................................................................................... 18
Composite Events .............................................................................................................................................. 19
Users / Privileges Tab ............................................................................................................................................... 21
Working with Groups ............................................................................................................................................ 22
Device Privileges ................................................................................................................................................... 23
Video Wall Privileges............................................................................................................................................ 24
Working with Users............................................................................................................................................... 25
Views Tab .................................................................................................................................................................. 27
View Basics ........................................................................................................................................................... 28
View Configurations.............................................................................................................................................. 29
Content Types........................................................................................................................................................ 29
Carousel ............................................................................................................................................................. 29
Hot Spot ............................................................................................................................................................. 29
Push Video ......................................................................................................................................................... 29
Web Page ........................................................................................................................................................... 29
BlankScreen ....................................................................................................................................................... 30
View Organization................................................................................................................................................. 30
Creating Views ...................................................................................................................................................... 30
Configuring View Content Types .............................................................................................................................. 35
Camera Configuration ........................................................................................................................................... 35
Carousel Configuration.......................................................................................................................................... 36
Hot Spot Configuration ......................................................................................................................................... 39
Push Video Configuration ..................................................................................................................................... 41
Web Page Configuration ....................................................................................................................................... 42
Image Configuration.............................................................................................................................................. 44
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BlankScreen Configuration ................................................................................................................................... 45
Assets Tab.................................................................................................................................................................. 47
Maps Tab................................................................................................................................................................... 50
Working with Maps ............................................................................................................................................... 52
Linking Maps......................................................................................................................................................... 55
Views ..................................................................................................................................................................... 58
EVENT MANAGEMENT ................................................................................................................................................... 59
EVENT CONFIGURATION ................................................................................................................................................ 59
Quick Reference – EVENTS ................................................................................................................................. 60
EVENT HANDLING ......................................................................................................................................................... 60
Table Management Tab............................................................................................................................................. 61
Configure Classifications....................................................................................................................................... 61
Configure Tags ...................................................................................................................................................... 63
Configure Cases..................................................................................................................................................... 64
Purge Closed Events.............................................................................................................................................. 65
Batch Handle Events ............................................................................................................................................. 65
Distribution Groups Tab ........................................................................................................................................... 66
Distribution Groups ............................................................................................................................................... 67
Users .................................................................................................................................................................. 67
Filter ................................................................................................................................................................... 69
Weekly Schedule................................................................................................................................................ 71
Holiday Schedule ............................................................................................................................................... 74
Video Walls Tab ........................................................................................................................................................ 77
Creating a Video Wall ........................................................................................................................................... 77
Creating a Video Wall Site ................................................................................................................................ 77
Creating a Video Wall Station ........................................................................................................................... 78
OCULARIS VIDEO SYNOPSIS .................................................................................................................................. 80
INSTALLATION ............................................................................................................................................................... 80
CONFIGURATION ............................................................................................................................................................ 80
BriefCam Server Admin ............................................................................................................................................ 80
VR Tab .................................................................................................................................................................. 81
Cameras Tab .......................................................................................................................................................... 81
BriefCam Users Tab .............................................................................................................................................. 82
Starting and Stopping the BriefCam Server .............................................................................................................. 82
OCULARIS ADMINISTRATOR SERVERS / EVENT TAB ...................................................................................................... 82
APPENDIX ..................................................................................................................................................................... 84
INSTALLING THE NETDVMS EVENT PROXY.................................................................................................................. 84
CONFIGURING THE NETDVMS EVENT PROXY .............................................................................................................. 85
Configure Events in NetDVMS Administrator ..................................................................................................... 85
Configure Parameters in the NetDVMS Event Proxy ........................................................................................... 86
RESTARTING THE NETDVMS EVENT PROXY ................................................................................................................ 87
CONTACT INFORMATION ....................................................................................................................................... 88
GLOSSARY.................................................................................................................................................................... 89
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Any risk arising from the use of this information rests with the recipient, and nothing herein should be construed as constituting any kind of warranty.
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Introduction
Introduction
The Ocularis DS Platform consists of the following components:

Ocularis Base – server software application which regulates and manages the flow of data between
video client users, recording servers, video wall management and an integrated alerting application.

Ocularis Administrator - The front end software application used to manage Ocularis Base.

NVR – An NVR application is required to supply camera management and recording. OnSSI’s NetDVMS
is provided with Ocularis DS.

Ocularis Client – OnSSI’s award winning video client application.

Optional Add-On Applications – these currently include Remote VideoWall, Video Content Analytics
and Video Synopsis. Additional add-ons will be made available as they are introduced. See our website
www.onssi.com or call OnSSI Sales for information on Ocularis Add-Ons.
This manual covers the component(s):
Ocularis Base
Ocularis Administrator
For information on other components, please refer to the following documents which can be obtained from
OnSSI Support:
NVR
NetDVMS User Manual
Ocularis Client
Ocularis Client User Manual
Add-On Applications
Video Content Analytics User Manual
OnSSI Licensing
Ocularis DS Licensing User Manual
Quick Start
Ocularis DS Quick Start Guide
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Overview
Overview
Ocularis DS is a distributed, video-centric, PSIM (Physical Security Information Management)
software platform, which offers central event, user rights, video distribution and system management.
The Ocularis DS suite includes OnSSI’s NVR application NetDVMS, OnSSI’s award winning Ocularis
Client and our newest server-based management application: Ocularis Base.
Ocularis DS enables the user to:

View, manage, and record video from an unlimited number of IP and non-IP video
surveillance cameras at multiple sites

Manage short and long term video storage

Combine video with non-video alerts, resulting in automatic video delivery to subscribers of
interest
Based on non-proprietary, open-architecture technology, Ocularis DS allows for the utilization of offthe-shelf hardware, and facilitates the integration of new technologies, thus combining the detection
and distribution of video events with data and alerts received from a host of physical security and
transaction systems. Ocularis Base offers a selection of optional add-on components, via a wide
range of on-the-fly integration tools including Generic ASCII Generated Events, API commands,
Contact Closure and more. An optional Software Development Kit (SDK) enables 3rd party
components to be seamlessly connected to Ocularis.
Ocularis DS consists of the following software components:

Ocularis Base – This component provides for:
o
system-wide management
o
user access
o
shared event management
o
alarm and event correlation
o
video access and distribution rights
Ocularis Base regulates and manages the flow of data between video client users, connecting
recording servers and integrated alerting application using an SQL database. This allows creating
composite events from multiple detection systems; sharing resources between video client users;
shared bookmarking and event handling among multiple users at multiple sites; and management of
all user authorization data. The front end application used to manage Ocularis Base is the Ocularis
Administrator.

Video Recorder Software – This component provides for video recording, camera management,
and archiving configuration. Ocularis DS includes the NetDVMS network video recorder
software.

Ocularis Client – This award winning component is the user interface for accessing video,
managing alerts and shared event handling, and observing Video Wall environments.

Add-Ons and Integrated Applications – includes remote Video Wall operation and management,
forensics applications (video analytics and incident indexing) and integrated physical security
solutions (access control, radiation detection, contact closure, etc.
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System Diagram
System Diagram
Figure 1 Sample Topology
Figure 1 shows one example of how the Ocularis environment can be implemented. Each site can have
independent and differing NVRs but Ocularis Base manages the data across sites. End users or operators
can benefit from exposure to video from a site other than their own.
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Minimum System Requirements
Minimum System Requirements
Requirements for individual components are indicated below.

Ocularis Base

Ocularis Administrator

Ocularis Client

NetDVMS
Ocularis Base
PC Running the Ocularis Base Server Software
CPU
Intel® Xeon®, minimum 2.0 GHz (Dual Core or better recommended)
RAM
Minimum 2 GB
Network
Ethernet (1 Gbit recommended)
Operating System
Windows Server 2003 (32 bit) or Windows Server 2008 (32 bit)*
Software
Microsoft .NET 3.5 SP1 Framework and Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0
or newer
*64 bit OS is not supported
Ocularis Administrator
PC Running the Ocularis Administrator Software
CPU
CPU: Intel® Core2 Duo CPU 2.8 GHz
RAM
Minimum 2 GB
Network
Ethernet (100 Mb or higher recommended)
Graphics Adapter
PCI-Express, 128 MB RAM, Direct 3D Supported
Operating System
®
®
Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP3 or Vista 32bit*
* 64 bit Vista is NOT supported
Ocularis Client
PC Running the Ocularis Client Software
CPU
Intel Core 2™ Quad, minimum 2.8 GHz
RAM
Minimum 2 GB
Network
Ethernet (100 megabit or higher recommended)
Graphics Adapter
PCI-Express, 128 MB RAM, Direct 3D Supported
Hard Disk Space
Minimum 100 MB free
Operating System
Microsoft® Windows XP Professional (32 bit) or Windows Vista Business(32
bit), or Windows Vista Ultimate (32-bit)*
Software
Microsoft .NET 3.0 Framework and DirectX 9.0 or newer
* 64 bit Vista is NOT supported
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NetDVMS
PC Running the NetDVMS NVR Administrator
CPU
Dual Core Intel Xeon, minimum 2.0 GHz (Quad Core recommended)
RAM
Minimum 2 GB
Network
Ethernet (1 Gbit recommended)
Hard Disk Type
SATA, SCSI, SAS
Hard Disk Space
Minimum 100 GB free (depends on number of servers, cameras, rules, and
logging settings); refer to the OnSSI Hardware Calculator.
Operating System
®
®
Microsoft Windows 2008 Server (32 bit) or Windows Server 2003 (32 bit)
Software
Microsoft .NET 3.0 Framework, and Internet Information Services (IIS) 5.1 or
newer
Please check our website for the OnSSI Hardware Calculator to assist in determining hardware
specifications for the installation. Or contact OnSSI Technical Support at 845-732-7900 for more assistance.
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Getting Started
Getting Started with Ocularis
A recommended process flow to prepare the video management environment with Ocularis on a new system
is as follows:
1. Install the NetDVMS NVR software. See the NetDVMS user manual for more details on installation
of this application.
2. Create at least one administrative account on the NVR with full access rights.
3. Add and configure the IP video cameras and devices on the NVR.
4. Install the Ocularis Client on at least one workstation. See the Ocularis Client User Manual for
additional instructions on installation.
5. Test connectivity of cameras by logging into the NVR using the Ocularis Client.
6. Install the Ocularis Base Server software on a dedicated server. Refer to the Minimum System
Requirements on page 4 or as defined on our website.

Anti-Virus software must be disabled during the installation of the Ocularis Base component.
7. Install the Ocularis Administrator application on a workstation with network connectivity to the
Ocularis Base Server. Refer to the Minimum System Requirements on page 4 or as defined on our
website.

Prior to using Ocularis Administrator, you must license your copy of Ocularis DS. See the
Ocularis DS Licensing User Manual for more details on how to activate the software.
8. Configure Ocularis Base using Ocularis Administrator.
9. Test connectivity of cameras by logging into Ocularis Base with Ocularis Client.
10. Install the remaining workstations with Ocularis Client.
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Ocularis Base Installation
Insert the software CD and follow the on-screen instructions.

Ocularis Base and Ocularis Administrator should be installed on separate machines. Refer to the
Minimum System Requirements on page 4 or as defined on our website for hardware details.

The Ocularis Administrator needs to have network connectivity to the machine where the Ocularis
Base server software is installed.

Anti-Virus software must be disabled during the installation of the Ocularis Base component.

Prior to using Ocularis Administrator, you must license your copy of Ocularis DS or Ocularis ES. See
the document Ocularis Licensing User Manual for more information.
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Ocularis Administrator
The Ocularis Administrator is the software application used for configuring Ocularis Base. This includes
the management of NVRs, configuration of maps, events, users, groups and cameras that are available
by using the Ocularis Client.
Ocularis Administrator Launch
1. Launch Ocularis Administrator :

from the desktop icon

or from the Windows menu Start  All Programs  OnSSI  Ocularis Administrator
Figure 2 Ocularis Server Login Screen
2. Fill out the form based on the following:
1
Host
Enter the IP address where the Ocularis Base Server
software is installed. 1
User name
Enter the user name for an account created with
Ocularis Administrator. For first time access, enter the
name: Admin
Password
Enter the corresponding password for the user name
entered. For first time access, enter the word: admin
Login type
Of the choices [Current User], Windows or Basic,
select Basic for first time use.
Including the port number is not required under most circumstances. The port number is required only when:

The port for Ocularis Base is changed from something other than the default port of 80

There is an NVR also physically located on the machine with Ocularis Base
If you need to specify the port number, use a colon and port number following the IP Address. For example: 192.168.11.111:8080
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Remember
Ocularis Administrator
Click this checkbox to have the application remember
your login credentials for subsequent logins.
3. When complete, click the Login button.
Note: The software version for Ocularis Administrator appears in the lower right corner of the login screen.
Note: If you experience problems logging in to the Ocularis Administrator or the Ocularis Server stops inexplicably,
restart the HASP service.
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The Ocularis Administrator Interface
When you launch Ocularis Administrator, the resulting screen is a window comprised of a series of tabs.
Figure 3 Ocularis Administrator Interface
Each tab serves to provide the administrator with the ability to configure the various aspects of the video
management system.
Ocularis Administrator Tabs

Server / Events Tab

Views Tab

Distribution Groups Tab

Maps Tab

Video Walls

Table Management Tab

Assets Tab
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Ocularis Administrator Process Flow
A typical process flow for administrators to use when first configuring the system with Ocularis Administrator
is as follows:
1. Import system NVRs using the Server / Events Tab.
2. Create users and groups and assign their privileges in the Users / Privileges Tab.
3. Create views for the user groups in the Views Tab.
4. Import maps and icons in the Assets Tab.
5. Configure maps with cameras and views for use in video walls in the Maps Tab.
6. Identify which events and cameras you would like to monitor in the Server / Events Tab.
7. Configure tags, classifications and cases in the Table Management Tab. This tab is also used to
batch handle or purge closed events.
8. Identify the events for which a group will be able to be alerted in the Distribution Groups Tab.
9. Configure video wall settings in the Video Walls Tab.
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Server / Events Tab
This tab is used to manage NVRs and events within the Ocularis environment.
Figure 4 Servers / Events Tab
The tab contains two panes: Servers and Event Fusion. Administrators identify Network Video
Recorders (NVRs) used in the system in the left pane and configure events in the right pane.
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Servers
Configuration and information from existing NVRs need to be imported into the Ocularis Administrator. This
is done within the Servers pane of the Servers / Events Tab.
TO ADD AN NVR TO OCULARIS BASE
1. In the Servers / Events Tab, click the Add Server button.
Figure 5 Add New NVR
2. In the Host field, enter the IP Address and port number of the NVR to be added to the Ocularis
Base system.

If the port number for the NVR is 80, there is no need to enter it.

If the port number for the NVR is a value other than 80, use the following format:
IP Address:Port Number
For example:
IP Address of NVR:
192.168.10.111
Port for NVR:
8080
Enter:
192.167.10.111:8080
3. Select the Login type from the drop-down. Choose from Basic or Windows based on an
administrative account located on the NVR.
4. Enter a User name for an administrative user account on the NVR.
Note: It is important to use an account on the NVR with full administrative access. Only one
account on the NVR is required when using Ocularis Base.
5. Enter the Password for the username entered.
6. Click Add.
The NVR should now appear in the list. Repeat this process for each NVR to be added to the system.
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Figure 6 An Added NVR
The resulting Servers list is collapsible and expandable by clicking the triangle in front of the list item.
Cameras, Triggers and Alerts are categories from the NVR which appear as shown in Figure 6 for this
NetDVMS NVR.
Updating Server Properties
In the course of normal use, NVR properties change over time. New cameras are added, outdated cameras
are removed, camera settings are changed, events are implemented, etc. In order for Ocularis be aware of
any new parameters, the NVR information should be updated periodically.
TO UPDATE AN NVR
1. In the Servers / Events Tab, select the NVR you wish to update from the Servers pane.
2. Click the Update Server button.
An “Updating” message appears as the configuration is refreshed.
TO REMOVE AN NVR
Use the procedure below to remove an NVR from the Ocularis system. This will not delete the NVR or its
software; it will simply remove Ocularis’ access to the NVR and its cameras.
1. In the Servers / Events Tab, select the NVR you wish to remove from the Servers pane.
2. Click the Delete button.
A message appears as the NVR is removed.
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Event Fusion
The Event Fusion pane of the Servers / Events tab is used to create associations between events and
cameras. The items in this pane identify which camera video will be used in alerts and BlankScreens.
Note:
In order to use events with Ocularis Base, an NVR event proxy must first be installed. See Configuring the
NetDVMS Event Proxy in the Appendix on page 85 for instructions on installation and configuration.
The imported NVR(s) should be listed in the Event Fusion pane, underneath Composite Source. See
Figure 7. If this is not the case, please check that the NVR event proxy has been installed and has been
restarted.
Figure 7 NVR listed in Event Fusion
Expand the NVR Event Fusion list by clicking on the triangle next to the NVR name.
Figure 8 Expanded List of Available Events
From the sample shown in Figure 8, you can see that some cameras may have more available event
catalysts than others. This is based on the camera itself as well as configuration settings in the NVR.
Administrators determine which events on which camera they would like included as part of the alert
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notification process. This is accomplished by associating camera video with these events to create what is
called an Event Rule.
Buttons within the Event Fusion pane are defined as follows:
Fuse New Event
Use this to create a composite event. See To
Configure a Composite Event.
Properties
Use this to modify the priority of a Composite Event or
Event Rules.
Delete
Use this to delete a Composite Event.
Event Rules
Event Rules are formulas by which the system is to follow in order to notify users of alerts. Create an Event
Rule by associating camera video with an event.
TO ASSOCIATE CAMERA VIDEO WITH EVENTS (TO CREATE AN EVENT RULE)
1. In the Servers / Events Tab, expand the Cameras list in the Servers pane for cameras whose
video you wish to include in automated events.
2. Expand the NVR node in the Event Fusion pane and drill-down (expand) the camera(s) you wish to
include as part of your alert notification.
3. For the event corresponding to the camera listed on the right in the Event Fusion pane, drag & drop
the camera name from the Servers pane to the event. (See Figure 9).
Tip: If you want to map the camera video to all events affiliated with that camera, drag & drop the
camera name from the left Servers pane directly onto the camera name in the Event Fusion
pane.
When the camera video is successfully associated, it appears highlighted in yellow. This is also known
as an Event Rule.
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Figure 9 Drag & Drop to Associate Events
For the example shown in Figure 9, the following Event Rules are configured:

If there is motion detected on the Axis P3301 Camera 1 camera, then display the video from the
Axis P3301 Camera.

If the Axis P3301 Camera 1 camera is not responding, then display video from the Sony RX530
PTZ.
TO REMOVE A CAMERA FROM AN EVENT RULE (DISASSOCIATE A CAMERA)
1. In the Servers / Events Tab, expand the nodes in the Event Fusion pane until you see the Event
Rule you wish to remove.
2. Click and drag the camera to the left, off of the Event.
The Event Rule should be cleared.
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Event Priority
Events can be prioritized. For example: an organization may deem that the loss of video from camera 1 is
critical but the loss of video of camera 7 is not. These priorities may be set by the system administrator. The
priority of the event will dictate how it appears within the Ocularis Client.
By default, when an Event Rule is created, it is assigned a priority of 5 or Normal.
TO MODIFY THE PRIORITY OF AN EVENT
1. In the Servers / Events tab, expand the Event Rule in the Event Fusion pane whose priority you
wish to change.
2. Select (highlight) the Event for the event rule (not the camera name).
3. Click the Properties button.
4. In the resulting Event Rule pop-up, select the desired priority and click Ok.
Figure 10 Event Rule Priority
Event priorities are identified in Ocularis Administrator and in Ocularis Client by color. In Ocularis
Administrator, priorities 1 – 3 are shaded in green, 4-6 are shaded in yellow and 7 – 10 are shaded in
pink.
Figure 11 Priorities Color Coding
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Composite Events
A Composite Event is combination of Event Rules defined with a specific relationship and timeframe. The
following are examples of a composite event:
If there is motion on Camera 1 and within the next 5 seconds there is motion on
Camera 2, trigger an alert.
or
If there is a card swipe detected from an access control panel AND there is an analytic
event that determines two people entered (or “tail-gating”), trigger an alert
TO CONFIGURE A COMPOSITE EVENT
1. In the Servers / Events tab, click the Fuse New Event button.
2. Fill out the Composite Event pop-up.
Figure 12 Configure a Composite Event
Fields are defined as follows:
Item
Description
Composite event name
Enter a descriptive name for the composite event.
Priority
Select a Priority for the Composite Event.
Event 1
Select an event to begin to define the condition for which the
rule alert should be met. This event may be an Event Rule or
another Composite Event.
Relationship Icons
These directional arrows define the relationship between two
Event Rules and are defined below.
Event 2
Select a second event to finalize the condition for the composite
formula. This event may be an Event Rule or another
Composite Event.
Time Period
Specify a time period in the format HH:MM:SS. Valid times are:
HH = 0 through 23
MM = 0 through 59
SS = 0 through 59
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Relationship Icons
If Event 1 occurs before Event 2 occurs
If Event 1 occurs prior to Event 2 occurring
If Event 1 occurs but Event 2 does not occur within the specified
time period
If Event 1 does not occur in the time period defined, prior to Event
2 occurring.
If Event 1 and Event 2 occur within the time period specified.
3. Click Ok to save these settings.
As you build your composite event, there is an information section that helps you interpret the rule’s
meaning.
Rule
interpretation
shown here
Figure 13 Informational Message Area
In the example shown in Figure 13, the two cameras are positioned in a hallway. This composite event will
trigger an alert if someone walks within the path of the Sony camera and within the next 20 seconds walks
within the path of the Panasonic camera.
TO MODIFY A COMPOSITE EVENT
1. In the Servers / Events tab, locate the Composite Event in the Event Fusion pane under the
Composite Source node.
2. Highlight the Composite Event.
3. Click the Properties button.
4. In the resulting Composite Event pop-up, modify desired settings.
5. Click Ok to save changes.
TO DELETE A COMPOSITE EVENT
1. In the Servers / Events tab, locate the Composite Event in the Event Fusion pane under the
Composite Source node.
2. Highlight the Composite Event.
3. Click the Delete button.
4. You will be prompted with the message:
“Deleting a composite event rule will also delete all alerts that were generated by this rule, both
handled and unhandled. Are you sure that you want to delete this composite event rule and all
associated alerts?”
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5. Click Yes to delete the Composite Event.
Users / Privileges Tab
This tab is used to define users and groups within the Ocularis system.
The Ocularis Group/User Hierarchy
Access to the Ocularis environment is controlled through the use of Groups and Users. Groups are
assigned access and privileges to various components of the system. An example would be to assign or to
block the ability to control the PTZ function on a particular PTZ camera. Once a group’s operating
parameters are established, users can simply be assigned to the group and inherit the privileges of the
group.
Figure 14 Users / Privileges Tab
The Users / Privileges Tab is divided into several sections:
1. Near the top, there is a toolbar containing several function buttons that apply to items on the page.
2. On the left, there is a Groups pane that displays existing groups.
3. In the center, is a Devices pane which displays a list of available devices installed on the system.
These devices were imported with the NVR(s) imported from the Servers/Events tab.
4. On the right, the Privileges pane displays those devices assigned to a particular group. This area is
initially blank.
5. Above the Privileges pane is a set of checkboxes used to control global settings on all listed
devices.
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6. Near the bottom of the tab the Video Walls pane will list existing video walls and those which the
selected group may have access.
These items will be further defined in upcoming sections.
Working with Groups
The installation process creates one user group titled “Default”. This user group has two accounts: Admin
and Guest (each has a matching password). The Admin user account is an administrative super user
account. The Admin user can view and change anything in Ocularis Administrator. We recommend changing
the password of this account immediately. The Guest account is a Standard client only account. This means
that this user can access video through the Ocularis Client but will not be able to log in to the Ocularis
Administrator.
TO CREATE A USER GROUP
1. In the Users / Privileges Tab, click the Create Group button.
2. An entry in the list called “New Group” appears. Edit the text to the group label you wish to create.
3. Press [ENTER].
4. The new group appears in the list. Repeat this process for each group you wish to add.
TO MODIFY A USER GROUP
1. In the Users / Privileges Tab, double-click group name in the Groups list.
2. Edit the text to the group label as needed.
3. Press [ENTER].
4. The updated group name appears in the list.
Figure 15 Editing a Group Name
TO DELETE A USER GROUP
1. In the Users / Privileges Tab, select the group you wish to delete.
2. Click the Delete Selection button.
An “Are you sure you want to delete this group…?” warning message appears.
3. Click Yes to delete the group.
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Device Privileges
Despite configurations set in the NVR, users will not be able to see camera video or access other devices
unless they are given access privileges in the Users / Privileges tab. Access is granted at the group level.
Note: Be sure to set privileges for the Default group. This includes the user admin. The Default group should be
given access to all devices. This allows the admin user the ability to configure the system for others.
TO ASSIGN DEVICES TO A GROUP
1. In the Users / Privileges Tab, select the group you wish to assign devices.
2. Select the device or devices you wish to assign to the group in the Devices list.
Note: Use the SHIFT or CTRL keys to select multiple items.
3. Click, drag and drop the device(s) from the Devices pane to the Privileges pane.
Figure 16 Devices Assigned to the Security Guards Group
By default, each device is assigned with all privileges allowed.
TO SET PARAMETERS FOR DEVICES IN A GROUP
Once devices are assigned, individual functions on that device may be granted or restricted.
1. In the Users / Privileges Tab, select the group whose devices you wish to set privileges.
2. To modify privileges for a single device, in the Privileges pane, click the corresponding checkbox
next to the device name.
3. To modify privileges for the entire list of devices. Click the checkbox at the top heading of the
Privileges pane.
Figure 17 Privileges Assigned To Devices For A Group
Settings are automatically saved.
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Privileges Defined
Privileges set in this tab apply to the user’s capabilities within the Ocularis Client.
Privilege:
When clicked:
PTZ
The users of this group will have the ability to operate pan,
tilt & zoom functions on applicable cameras.
Presets
The users of this group will be able to direct camera to
configured preset positions
Browse
The users of this group will be able to perform functions
related to recorded video including browsing recorded video,
exporting video, and making bookmarks.
Record
This feature is for future use.
Note: Privileges set in this screen will override any user privileges set in the NVR.
TO REMOVE A DEVICE FROM A GROUP
1. In the Users / Privileges Tab, select the group containing the device you wish to remove.
2. Click the Remove button.
Video Wall Privileges
Similar to devices, user need privileges in order to view a video wall. These privileges are set in the Users /
Privileges tab.
TO ASSIGN A VIDEO WALL TO A GROUP
1. In the Users / Privileges Tab, select the group you wish to assign the video wall(s).
2. Click and drag the existing video wall from the Video Walls pane to the Privileges pane.
TO REMOVE A VIDEO WALL FROM A GROUP
1. In the Users / Privileges Tab, select the group containing the video wall you wish to remove.
2. Click the Remove button next to the video wall to remove.
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Working with Users
Once privileges have been established for devices and video walls for groups, Ocularis users need to be
created and assigned to the groups.
There are three user roles in Ocularis Base: Administrator, Group Administrator and Standard.
User Role
Description
Standard
This user can access video on the NVR using the Ocularis Client by
logging into Ocularis Base. This user has no access to Ocularis
Administrator.
Group Administrator
This user has limited access to Ocularis Administrator. He or she can
log into Ocularis Administrator but may only manage their own user
group. This user can add, modify or delete users in their own user
group as well as modify other aspects of Ocularis Administrator as it
applies to this user group. There are some restrictions placed on
Distribution Groups which will be discussed in Distribution Groups
Tab on page 66.
Administrator
This is the super user for Ocularis Base. It is the user admin. This
user may view, change or edit any part of the system. We
recommend changing the password for this account.
TO CREATE A USER ACCOUNT
1. In the Users / Privileges Tab, select the group to wish you would like to add users.
2. Click the New User button.
3. In the Add New User pop-up window, enter the User name to be created. Usernames are not
case sensitive, and may included letters, numbers special characters and spaces.
Figure 18 Add New User
4. Enter a Password for this user. A password is required and must contain at least 4 characters. It
may contain letters, numbers, special characters and spaces. Passwords are not case sensitive
and do not have a minimum character limit. Passwords do not expire.
5. Enter the email address for this user. This field is optional.
6. Select the User type:
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Windows User
Windows Group
Ocularis Administrator
Select Basic if not using Windows Active Directory
Select Windows User if using Windows Active
Directory
Select Windows Group if user is to log in via
Windows AD Group
7. Check the Group Administrator checkbox if this user is to have Group Administrator access.
8. Click Add.
9. Repeat for all users.
The user account will inherit all privileges of the group in which it is placed.
TO MODIFY A USER ACCOUNT
Administrators may reset the password or change the email address for a user account. If other changes
are required, the account should be deleted and recreated. Group Administrators may perform these
actions only for those users in his/her own group.
1. In the Users / Privileges Tab, select the user account you wish to modify.
2. Click the Edit User button.
3. In the Edit User pop-up window, modify the Password and/or email address.
4. Click Save.
TO DELETE A USER ACCOUNT
1. In the Users / Privileges Tab, select the user account you wish to delete.
2. Click the Delete Selection button.
An “Are you sure you want to delete this user…?” warning message appears.
3. Click Yes to delete the user account.
Migration Considerations
If your organization already has an established installation of NetDVMS, existing users may still use the
Ocularis Client to directly access the NVR as before. However, in order to gain all benefits from Ocularis DS
or Ocularis ES, users need to log into Ocularis Base to access the NVR video. This will unlock all the new
features of Ocularis (bookmarking, video walls, event alerting, etc.)
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Views Tab
A View is the fundamental component when observing video from a client application such as Ocularis
Client. Within Ocularis Administrator, views are configured in the Views Tab.
Figure 19 Views Tab
The Views Tab is divided into four (4) areas:
1. The View list in the upper left portion of the tab contains a list of configured views organized by
user group.
2. The Content Types listed in the lower left contain the available options that may be contained
within a view pane.
3. The View working area can be found in the upper right area of the tab and is labeled with the
view name or with Select a View if no view is currently selected.
4. The Camera Area in the lower right area of the tab contains thumbnails images of the available
cameras.
Tip: You must have privileges to a device in order to create a view using that device. If you do
not see any or a specific camera video in this pane, make sure the group you belong to
contains privileges to view that camera’s video.
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View Basics
A View is a collection of panes or windows that display video output. There are many layout options for
views.
Views may be configured from the Ocularis Administrator or from the Ocularis Client. Views created in the
Ocularis Client will be recognized in the Ocularis Administrator and also visible by other members of the
user’s group.
If a new employee joins the organization, for instance, once they are made a member of a group they inherit
all Ocularis Base views for that group.
2 x 2 View
1 x 5 View
2 x 4 View
Too Many!!
Figure 20 Views as seen via Ocularis Client
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View Configurations
The following view configurations are available in Ocularis:
Figure 21 Available View Configurations
A View consists of a varying number of panes. A pane will most often contain video output from a camera.
The graphic in Figure 21 not only identifies the number of panes within that view but also the position and
layout of the panes.
Content Types
In addition to streaming camera video, a pane may contain a:

Carousel

Hot Spot

Push Video window

Web Page

BlankScreen
Carousel
A Carousel within a View pane will alternate output from camera to camera. The cameras included in the
alternating output as well as the transition time between images are configured in the Ocularis Administrator.
Hot Spot
A Hot Spot is a view pane dedicated to displaying the image from another view pane when manually
selected by the user in Ocularis Client. For practical purposes, hot spots are typically placed in one of the
larger view positions.
Push Video
A Push Video window pane is one that is configured to accept video from another computer. Video may be
“pushed” manually or may trigger automatically based on an event.
Web Page
A pane may contain an HTML webpage including (but not limited to): corporate websites, online maps, link
collections, IP video camera configuration and images of a suspect or event.
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BlankScreen
When a pane contains a BlankScreen configuration, the pane will remain Blank in the view until event driven
video is triggered. The video will then be displayed in the BlankScreen. A benefit to using a BlankScreen is
that it is eye-catching. A Blank screen that suddenly displays video is easily noticed by a security guard or
operator.
View Organization
Views are organized first by group (as defined in the Users / Privileges Tab) and then by folder. A group
may contain multiple folders and a folder may contain multiple views. A folder may also contain multiple
folders (or nested folders). Folders and views may be renamed by their creator.
Creating Views
Consider the users and their groups as they use the system. Some users will require certain views to certain
cameras. Other users may require access to different cameras in different locations. The system
administrator should take into account the user role and job function when creating views in the Ocularis
Administrator.
As discussed previously, views are assigned to groups but are organized by folders. Therefore, you must
first create a folder and then you may create a view. Group Administrators may only create, edit or delete
views within their own user group.
TO CREATE A FOLDER FOR A GROUP
1. In the Views Tab, select the group for which you would like to create a folder. You may also
select an existing folder and create a nested folder beneath it.
2. Click the Create a new view group icon.
3. A folder is created labeled “New Group”. You may edit the label directly. Press [ENTER] to
accept editing changes.
Figure 22 Create a View Group
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TO MODIFY THE NAME OF A FOLDER
1. In the Views Tab, double-click the group folder you wish to rename.
The folder name becomes highlighted as shown in Figure 22.
2. Type the new name for the folder.
3. Press [ENTER] to accept changes.
Figure 23 Rename a Folder
TO DELETE A FOLDER WITHING A GROUP
1. In the Views Tab, select the folder which you would like to delete.
2. Click the Delete icon.
The folder is deleted.
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TO CREATE A VIEW WITHIN A FOLDER
Once view folders / groups are created, views may be added to them.
1. In the Views Tab, select the folder for which you would like to create the view.
2. Click the Create a new view icon.
The view layout pop-up appears.
Figure 24 Create View - View Layout
3. Select a layout from the list of View Configurations.
A blank template for the layout appears in the View working area.
4. Populate each view pane by dragging and dropping a camera thumbnail or an item from the
Content Types list onto the pane.
5. Click the Save icon to save the view.
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Figure 25 Sample 2x2 View with only 1 pane configured
VIEW MODIFICATION
View modification is limited to renaming the view or changing the contents of the pane within the view.
Reconfiguring the view layout is not available. Therefore if, for instance, you need to change the view
layout from a 2 x 2 to a 3 x 3, you should delete the 2 x 2 view and create the 3 x 3 view from scratch.
TO RENAME A VIEW
1. In the Views Tab, double-click the view you would like to rename.
2. Type the new name for the view.
3. Press [ENTER].
TO DELETE A VIEW
1. In the Views Tab, select the view which you would like to delete.
2. Click the Delete icon.
The view is deleted.
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TO MODIFY CONTENTS OF A VIEW PANE
1. In the Views Tab, select the view which you would like to modify.
2. To change the configuration of an existing pane, click the pane to view the pane configuration
settings. Make changes as required.
3. To replace a pane with a different component (camera, carousel, hot spot, etc.), remove the
pane content by clicking the Clear View icon in the pane.
Figure 26 Click Clear View to remove pane contents
4. Replace the pane contents by dragging and dropping a camera thumbnail or content type onto
the pane.
5. Click the Save icon to save the view.
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Configuring View Content Types
Once view panes are populated with content, specific parameters may be set for each content type. This
section will discuss:

Camera Configuration

Carousel Configuration

Hot Spot Configuration

Push Video Configuration

Web Page Configuration

Image Configuration

BlankScreen Configuration
Camera Configuration
Actual video configuration for camera resolution and recording is done on the NVR or the camera
manufacturer’s set up page. Configuration for camera output here refers to how it appears in the Ocularis
Client.
TO CONFIGURE CAMERA OUTPUT
1. In the Views Tab, select the view which contains the pane with the camera video you wish to
configure. (For information on creating a view see To Create A View within a Folder on page 31.)
2. Click on the pane with the video you wish to configure.
A pane configuration pop-up appears corresponding to the type of pane content selected (in this
case, a camera).
Figure 27 Configuring Camera Output
3. You have the option to modify the following:
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Framerate
This setting is the framerate for the camera while viewing
Live video in Ocularis Client. Available options are: Full
(default), Medium or Low. Save bandwidth by selecting
Medium or Low.
Aspect
Useful for wide screen video output, the default option
Keep Original may result in black vertical or horizontal
bars surrounding the video when viewed in Ocularis Client.
The Fit to Window option will cause the video to be
stretched to fit the window pane and may appear slightly
distorted.
Quality
Options are: Original, Super High, High, Medium, and
Low. This setting applies to Live as well as Recorded
video. To save on bandwidth, lower the image quality. The
video from the camera is re-encoded to a JPEG format on
the server before being sent to Ocularis Client.
The default quality setting, Original, provides full quality of
the original video. Low quality re-encodes the image to an
output width of 160 pixels and a JPEG quality level of 20%.
Keep when maximized
When an individual pane is maximized in Ocularis Client,
the default is to display the video in its Original quality.
Check this box to maintain the quality parameters set here
when the pane is maximized to full screen.
4. Click Ok when done.
5. Click the Save icon to save the view.
Carousel Configuration
Once a Carousel is dragged onto a view pane, it must be configured. You need to identify which camera
output is to be used in the carousel, as well as the video parameters and dwell time.
TO CONFIGURE A CAROUSEL
1. In the Views Tab, select the view which contains the pane with the carousel you wish to
configure. (For information on creating a view see To Create A View within a Folder on page
31.)
2. Click on the pane with the carousel.
A pane configuration (Carousel Editor) pop-up appears.
3. Click and drag the camera thumbnails you wish displayed in carousel from the camera area to
the space in the Carousel Editor.
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Figure 28 Click & Drag Camera Output to a Carousel
4. Once the cameras are listed in the Carousel Editor, they can be reordered or their dwell time
may be modified.
5. The following camera output parameters may be configured for a Carousel display:
Framerate
This setting is the framerate for the camera while viewing
Live video in Ocularis Client. Available options are: Full
(default), Medium or Low. Save bandwidth by selecting
Medium or Low.
Aspect
Useful for wide screen video output, the default option
Keep Original may result in black vertical or horizontal
bars surrounding the video when viewed in Ocularis Client.
The Fit to Window option will cause the video to be
stretched to fit the window pane and may appear slightly
distorted.
Quality
Options are: Original, Super High, High, Medium, and
Low. This setting applies to Live as well as Recorded
video. To save on bandwidth, lower the image quality. The
video from the camera is re-encoded to a JPEG format on
the server before being sent to Ocularis Client.
The default quality setting, Original, provides full quality of
the original video. Low quality re-encodes the image to an
output width of 160 pixels and a JPEG quality level of 20%.
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Keep when maximized
When an individual pane is maximized in Ocularis Client,
the default is to display the video in its Original quality.
Check this box to maintain the quality parameters set here
when the pane is maximized to full screen.
Dwell Time
Dwell Time is the amount of time in seconds camera video
is displayed before switching to the next camera in the list.
The default Dwell Time is 10 seconds and is located
underneath the Keep when minimized checkbox.
6. Click Ok when done.
7. Click the Save icon to save the view.
TO REORDER CAMERAS IN A CAROUSEL
1. In the Views Tab, select the view with the carousel you wish to configure.
2. Click on the pane with the carousel.
3. Locate the camera whose order you wish to switch.
4. Use the up or down arrow icon to move the selected camera up or down in the display order.
Figure 29 Reorder a Camera in a Carousel by clicking the arrowhead
5. Repeat for all cameras you wish to reorder.
6. Click Ok when done.
7. Click the Save icon to save the view.
TO REMOVE CAMERAS FROM A CAROUSEL
1. In the Views Tab, select the view with the carousel you wish to configure.
2. Click on the pane with the carousel.
3. Locate the camera you wish to remove.
4. Click the Remove Camera icon
Figure 30 Remove a Camera from a Carousel
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5. Repeat for all cameras you wish to remove.
6. Click Ok when done.
7. Click the Save icon to save the view.
TO CHANGE OR VIEW THE DWELL TIME FOR AN INDIVIDUAL CAMERA
1. In the Views Tab, select the view with the carousel you wish to configure.
2. Click on the pane with the carousel.
3. Locate the camera whose dwell time you wish to modify.
4. Click the Set Dwell Time button.
A pop-up appears with a dwell time slider bar. The camera will inherit the default dwell time.
Figure 31 Setting the Dwell Time for an Individual Camera
5. Uncheck the Default checkbox. This enables the slider.
6. You may click & drag the slider to set the dwell time (in seconds) or you may type the number of
seconds.
7. Click off of the Dwell Time pop-up, preferable somewhere else on the Carousel Editor.
8. Use the scroll bar to switch to and configure other cameras in this carousel.
9. Click Ok when done.
10. Click the Save icon to save the view.
Hot Spot Configuration
Hot Spots are used in Ocularis Client but the quality of the video is configured in Ocularis Administrator.
TO CONFIGURE A HOT SPOT
1. In the Views Tab, select the view which contains the Hot Spot. (For information on creating a
view see To Create A View within a Folder on page 31.)
2. Click on the pane with the corresponding video.
A pane configuration pop-up appears corresponding to the type of pane content selected (in this
case, a hot spot).
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Figure 32 Configuring Hot Spot Output
3. You have the option to modify the following:
Framerate
This setting is the framerate for the hot spot while viewing
Live video in Ocularis Client. Available options are: Full
(default), Medium or Low. Save bandwidth by selecting
Medium or Low.
Aspect
Useful for wide screen video output, the default option
Keep Original may result in black vertical or horizontal
bars surrounding the video when viewed in Ocularis Client.
The Fit to Window option will cause the video to be
stretched to fit the window pane and may appear slightly
distorted.
Quality
Options are: Original, Super High, High, Medium, and
Low. This setting applies to Live as well as Recorded
video. To save on bandwidth, lower the image quality. The
video from the camera is re-encoded to a JPEG format on
the server before being sent to Ocularis Client.
The default quality setting, Original, provides full quality of
the original video. Low quality re-encodes the image to an
output width of 160 pixels and a JPEG quality level of 20%.
Keep when maximized
When an individual pane is maximized in Ocularis Client,
the default is to display the video in its Original quality.
Check this box to maintain the quality parameters set here
when the pane is maximized to full screen.
4. Click Ok when done.
5. Click the Save icon to save the view.
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Push Video Configuration
Push Video panes are used in Ocularis Client to manually push video from one user (IP Address) to another
user (IP Address). These panes are also useful to display event driven video as configured in NetDVMS.
Push Video panes operate when NetMatrix is configured on the system. An Ocularis Base event, on the
other hand, will populate a BlankScreen pane.
TO CONFIGURE PUSH VIDEO
1. In the Views Tab, select the view which contains the Push Video Port pane. (For information on
creating a view see To Create A View within a Folder on page 31.)
2. Click on the Push Video pane.
A Push Video pane pop-up appears.
Figure 33 Configuring a Push Video Pane
3. You have the option to modify the following:
Framerate
This setting is the framerate for the pushed video while
viewing in Ocularis Client. Available options are: Full
(default), Medium or Low. Save bandwidth by selecting
Medium or Low.
Aspect
Useful for wide screen video output, the default option
Keep Original may result in black vertical or horizontal
bars surrounding the video when viewed in Ocularis Client.
The Fit to Window option will cause the video to be
stretched to fit the window pane and may appear slightly
distorted.
Quality
Options are: Original, Super High, High, Medium, and
Low. To save on bandwidth, lower the image quality. The
video from the camera is re-encoded to a JPEG format on
the server before being sent to Ocularis Client.
The default quality setting, Original, provides full quality of
the original video. Low quality re-encodes the image to an
output width of 160 pixels and a JPEG quality level of 20%.
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Keep when maximized
When an individual pane is maximized in Ocularis Client,
the default is to display the video in its Original quality.
Check this box to maintain the quality parameters set here
when the pane is maximized to full screen.
Window Index
If there are multiple panes configured for Push Video this
index determines the order in which pushed video will
appear in the view.
Port
This is the NetMatrix port configured for the NetMatrix user.
Password
This is the NetMatrix password configured for the
NetMatrix user.
4. Click Ok when done.
5. Click the Save icon to save the view.
Web Page Configuration
In addition to camera video, panes may be populated by an HTML page accessible via URL or IP Address.
Typical examples of these include:

Company websites

Online maps

Link collections

IP Camera configuration page
Note:
Panes with web pages or images may not be maximized in Ocularis Client. For web pages, we recommend using
a large size pane or even a 1 x 1 pane.
TO CONFIGURE A WEB PAGE
1. In the Views Tab, select the view which contains the Web Page. (For information on creating a
view see To Create A View within a Folder on page 31.)
2. Click on the pane with the Web Page.
A Web Page configuration pop-up appears.
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Figure 34 Configuring a Web Page Pane
3. Type in the URL or IP Address for the content to be displayed. You will see a preview of the
page.
4. Click Ok.
The web page will now appear in the Ocularis Client and the user will be able to navigate the page using
embedded links.
TO MODIFY WEB PAGE CONFIGURATION
1. In the Views Tab, select the view which contains the Web Page. (For information on creating a
view see To Create A View within a Folder on page 31.)
2. Click on the title bar of the pane with the Web Page. This is the black bar with the text “World
Wide Web Port”.
Figure 35 Click the title bar to configure a pane with a Web Page
The Web Page configuration pop-up appears.
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Figure 36 Edit a web page URL
3. Modify the URL as needed.
4. Click Ok when done.
Image Configuration
In addition to camera video, panes may be populated by static image. Typical examples of these include
company logos, suspect photos, maps or other images in .jpg, .gif or .png format. Images are placed in the
Web Page configuration pane.
Note:
Panes with images may not be maximized in Ocularis Client so consider the size of the pane when you assign the
image.
TO CONFIGURE AN IMAGE IN A WEB PAGE
1. In the Views Tab, select the view which contains a Web Page. (For information on creating a
view see To Create A View within a Folder on page 31.)
2. Click on the pane with the Web Page.
A Web Page configuration pop-up appears.
Figure 37 Configuring a Web Page Pane
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3. In the URL text box, enter the full path and filename of the image. For instance: c:\photo.gif
4. Click Ok.
BlankScreen Configuration
BlankScreens are used in the Ocularis Client. As the name indicates, the pane configured with a
BlankScreen remains Blank until populated by video triggered by an event. The event trigger mechanism is
configured in Ocularis Administrator and is discuss in Event Fusion on page 15.
TO CONFIGURE A BLANKSCREEN
1. In the Views Tab, select the view which contains the BlankScreen. (For information on creating
a view see To Create A View within a Folder on page 31.)
2. Click on the pane with the BlankScreen.
A BlankScreen configuration pop-up appears.
Figure 38 Configuring a BlankScreen Pane
3. You have the option to modify the following:
Framerate
This setting is the framerate for the pushed video while
viewing in Ocularis Client. Available options are: Full
(default), Medium or Low. Save bandwidth by selecting
Medium or Low.
Aspect
Useful for wide screen video output, the default option
Keep Original may result in black vertical or horizontal
bars surrounding the video when viewed in Ocularis Client.
The Fit to Window option will cause the video to be
stretched to fit the window pane and may appear slightly
distorted.
Quality
Options are: Original, Super High, High, Medium, and
Low. To save on bandwidth, lower the image quality. The
video from the camera is re-encoded to a JPEG format on
the server before being sent to Ocularis Client.
The default quality setting, Original, provides full quality of
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the original video. Low quality re-encodes the image to an
output width of 160 pixels and a JPEG quality level of 20%.
Dwell Time
This time, in seconds, is the amount of time that video will
be displayed in a BlankScreen pane and applies to low
priority events only.
Keep when maximized
When an individual pane is maximized in Ocularis Client,
the default is to display the video in its Original quality.
Check this box to maintain the quality parameters set here
when the pane is maximized to full screen.
4. Click Ok when done.
5. Click the Save icon to save the view.
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Assets Tab
The Assets Tab allows administrators to customize the application interface by adding maps and icons
unique to the organization. These elements are imported through the Assets Tab and configured in the Maps
Tab.
Figure 39 Assets Tab
The Assets Tab is divided into two sections: the upper section displaying install maps and the lower section
displays installed icons.
Maps
This area houses the navigation maps available for use on the system. Navigation maps can be any
descriptive image of the surveillance installation – geographical maps, CAD drawings, aerial photos,
architectural plans, etc. Image file types supported are: .jpg, .png, .gif and .bmp. The system supports an
unlimited number of maps.
Icons
Icons identify items placed on maps. Icons can be any imported .png image file. Typically, images are of IP
cameras. The first icon is reserved for the default display when a camera is placed on a map. There is also a
default icon for when a view is placed on a map.
Administrators import maps and icons here in the Assets tab first and then continue with map configuration
in the Maps tab.
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TO ADD A MAP TO THE ASSETS TAB
1. In the Assets Tab, click the Add Map button.
2. Browse for the image file and select it.
3. Click Open.
A thumbnail image of the map appears in the Maps area of the Assets Tab.
TO DELETE A MAP FROM THE ASSETS TAB
Use the following procedure to remove a map image from Ocularis Administrator. This will not delete the
image file from the source location.
1. In the Assets Tab, select the map to be removed.
2. Click the Delete button.
An “Are you sure you want to delete…?” pop-up window appears.
3. Click Yes to remove the map.
TO IMPORT OR MODIFY AN ICON
Use the following procedure to set or replace an icon. Icon 1 is the default icon used when creating new
items on a map so you may want to leave this Icon as the default.
1. In the Assets Tab, select the icon to be set.
2. Click the Set Icon button.
3. Browse to the image file and select it.
4. Click Open.
TO REMOVE AN ICON
Use the following procedure to remove an imported icon image and reset it to the default.
1. In the Assets Tab, select the icon to be changed.
2. Click the Reset icon to default button.
The icon should be reset.
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Figure 40 Asset Tab showing imported maps and icons
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Maps Tab
Once maps and icons have been imported in the Assets Tab, they can be configured in the Maps Tab.
Figure 41 Maps Tab
The left side of the Maps Tab contains an area for configuring the map and is segmented into a section for
Group selection, Maps, Contents (Cameras and Views) and Pins. The right side of the Maps Tab is the
working area used to display and configure a map.
Maps are configured by user group. Administrators should select the group for which the map should be
configured. If the Default group is selected, the map(s) defined for this group will be available to all users.
TO ADD A MAP
This procedure assumes that navigation maps have already been imported into the Assets Tab. (See
To Add A Map to the Assets Tab on page 48.)
1. In the Maps Tab, select the group for which the map should be available.
2. Click the Add new map icon.
The Select Map dialog box appears populated by maps that were imported into the Assets Tab.
3. Select the map you wish to add.
4. Click Select.
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TO DISPLAY A MAP
This procedure assumes that navigation maps have already been added to the Maps list of the Maps
Tab. See To Add A Map on page 50.
1. In the Maps tab, double-click the map name in the Maps list.
2. Reposition the image in the working area by clicking and dragging the map to the desired
location.
Once a map is added to a group, a green checkmark icon appears next to the map image in the Assets Tab.
Figure 42 Used Maps in Assets Tab shown with Green Checkmark
In the example shown in Figure 42, the Blue Hill Courtyard and Blue Hill Plaza Map 1 maps have been
assigned to a group. The office-floor-plan map has not been assigned to any group.
TO REMOVE A MAP
1. In the Maps Tab, select the map you wish to remove.
2. Click the Delete Selected Map icon.
An “Are you sure you want to delete this map?” dialog box appears.
3. Click Yes to remove the map.
The map is removed from the group but it is still available to other groups from within Ocularis
Administrator.
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Working with Maps
Once maps are added you can:

Add Cameras to A Map

Add Views to A Map

Link one map to another Map
TO ADD A CAMERA TO A MAP
1. In the Maps tab, display the map to add a camera(s). (see To Display a Map on page 51.)
2. Expand the Camera list in the Contents area by clicking the arrow next to Cameras.
Figure 43 Expanded Camera List
3. Click, drag and drop the camera from the Cameras list to the location on the map.
TO RELOCATE A CAMERA ON A MAP
1. Locate the camera on the map and simply drag and drop the camera to the desired location.
TO REMOVE A CAMERA FROM A MAP
1. Locate the camera on the map.
2. Click the delete icon next to the camera to delete.
Figure 44 Remove a Camera
TO CHANGE THE APPEARANCE OF A CAMERA ICON
The icon image shown in Icon 1 on the Assets tab is the default icon used when adding cameras to
maps. You may customize the icons for each camera to signify a camera model or type or any
designation you so choose. (See To Import or Modify an Icon on page 48).
1. Locate the camera icon on the map you wish to change.
2. Right-click the icon.
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3. The icons from the Assets tab appear. Click the desired icon.
TO RESIZE A CAMERA ICON
1. Locate the camera icon on the map you wish to change.
2. Hold the [SHIFT] key and position the mouse over the camera icon until you see a set of 4
arrows.
3. Click and drag the mouse to make the icon larger or smaller.
4. Release the mouse when done.
TO ROTATE A CAMERA ICON
1. Locate the camera icon on the map you wish to change.
2. Hold the [CTRL] key and position the mouse over the camera icon until you see a curved arrow.
3. Click and drag the mouse to rotate the icon.
4. Release the mouse when done.
TO ZOOM A MAP
1. Display the map in the working area of the Maps tab.
2. Zoom in and out using either the:

Scroll wheel of the mouse

Zoom In
or Zoom Out
icon
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Linking Maps
Linking maps allows you to easily navigate from map to map and back again. To link a map you create a
drawing area and link it to a hotspot or “pin” on another map. When the drawing area is clicked, the linked
map will display.
TO LINK ONE MAP TO ANOTHER MAP
1. In the Maps Tab, with the desired group selected, open the destination map (the map to which
you would like be linked).
2.
Position the map and zoom in or out so that the center of the map will be brought up when
clicked from another map.
3.
Click the Add New Pin icon.
4.
In the resulting Enter Pin Name dialog box, enter a descriptive name for this pin.
5.
Click OK.
Figure 46 Courtyard map with corresponding pin
6.
Open the source map where you want to begin the link.
7.
You need to draw an area or zone where when clicked, will open up the linked map. Click the
Draw Area button.
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Figure 47 Draw Link Area
8.
Use the mouse’s right button to draw a polygonal shape on the map which will link to the
previous map. To end the shape click on the pencil icon. The shape will appear shaded in color
and be labeled “unnamed”.
Figure 48 Link Area unnamed and unassigned
9.
Click and drag the pin created in step 4 onto the unnamed shaded area.
The area name will change to display the pin name.
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Figure 49 Pin Name Link
10. Click the pin area to be brought to the linked map.
Note:
Pins are temporary. They remain in the Pins list of the Maps tab only for the current logged in session. When you
exit out of Ocularis Administrator and log in again, the pin settings will be gone. Links created to pin locations,
however, will remain intact.
TO RETURN TO ORIGINAL MAP FROM A LINK
Once you have navigated to a map via a link, you may return to the original map by either:

Creating another pin to the original map using steps 1- 9 in the above section.

Click the Go Back icon.
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Views
Views may be added to Maps for use with Ocularis Client. When working with maps and video walls, entire
views from a map may be pushed to a video wall.
TO ADD A VIEW TO A MAP
1. In the Maps tab, display the map to add the view. (see To Display a Map on page 51)
2. Expand the Views list in the Contents area by clicking the arrow next to Views.
Figure 50 Expanded Views List
3. Click, drag and drop the view from the Views list to the location on the map.
The view will use Icon 2 located in the Assets Tab. You may want to develop your own icon for use
specifically for views.
Note:
Views that contain a Web Page pane may not be added to a map.
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Event Management
Ocularis facilitates displaying, investigating and shared handling of events received from:

An NVR’s native video motion detection (VMD) component

Integrated Video Content Analytics

Third party access control and security systems
Alerts maintain the following features:
 All incoming alerts populate an Alerts list in the Ocularis Client.
 Video walls or Views containing a BlankScreen will display video from the Alerts.
 Alerts may be designated with low, medium or high priority. Alerts with high priority will display on the
Ocularis Client until a user “handles” the event. Medium or low priority alerts displays for a
designated time period.
 Alerts appear in the order of occurrence
Each alert is accompanied by relevant metadata. Typically this includes the camera name that captured the
event, time, date and type of event. The type of event is specified in generic terms (e.g. ‘VMD Event’) or, in
the case of video content analytics or access control-generated events, by the analytics rule that triggered
the event (e.g. “Stalled Vehicle on Shoulder’).
Multiple authorized operators can share the investigation and handling of events through the dynamicallyupdated Alerts list. Once an event is ‘handled’, it is removed from the Alerts list. In this instance, subsequent
handling is possible only through Handled Alerts in the Ocularis Client.
Note:
In order to use events with Ocularis Base, an NVR event proxy must first be installed. See Configuring the
NetDVMS Event Proxy in the Appendix on page 85 for instructions on installation and configuration of this event
proxy.
Event Configuration
Configuring events begins with identifying which cameras you would like to monitor. Typical camera related
events which may be monitored include (but are not limited to):

Motion

Enabled

Disabled

Not Responding
Camera specific events configured within the NVR may also be monitored such as:

VMD Event

Motion Started or Stopped

Signal (Rise or Fall)

Audio (Rise or Fall)

Tampering
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To instruct Ocularis which events you wish you monitor and create event associations, see Event Fusion on
page 15.
Quick Reference – EVENTS
The following steps are necessary in order for events to work properly with Ocularis.
EVENT CONFIGURATION WITH OCULARIS BASE
Follow these basic instructions to insure event configuration is done properly.
1. In the Ocularis Administrator Server / Events tab, add the NVR which contain the events you wish to
monitor. (see To Add an NVR to Ocularis Base on page 13).
2. Restart the NVR event proxy in order for Ocularis Base to recognize the NVR events. (see
Restarting the NetDVMS Event Proxy on page 87).
3. In the Ocularis Administrator Server / Events tab, drag cameras listed beneath the NVR to the
events you want to enable. (see To Associate Camera Video with Events (To Create an Event
Rule)on page 16).
4. If desired, change the priority of the alert by highlighting the event and clicking the Properties button.
(see To Modify the Priority of an Event on page 18).
5. In the Ocularis Administrator Users / Privileges tab, make sure the appropriate user has privileges
to the camera. (see To Assign Devices To A Group on page 23).
6. In the Ocularis Administrator Distribution Groups tab, be sure that the user is assigned to a
distribution group which has corresponding events assigned in the group’s filter and that the weekly
and holiday schedules are set appropriately. (see Distribution Groups on page 67).
Event Handling
As events are triggered and alerts are displayed in the Ocularis Client, the user has the opportunity to handle
the alert in a number of ways.
When a user handles an event or creates a Bookmark through the Ocularis Client, it can be assigned a
Classification, a Tag or Case File. These items are configured in the Table Management tab of the Ocularis
Administrator.
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Table Management Tab
The following tasks are available on the Table Management Tab:

Configure Classifications

Configure Tags

Configure Cases

Batch Handle Events

Purge Closed Events
Figure 51 Table Management Tab
The Table Management tab is divided into 3 vertical panes: Classifications, Tags, and Cases. There is also
an event handling toolbar above the three panes.
Configure Classifications
When operators handle events or create a bookmark in the Ocularis Client, the events or bookmark may be
categorized into predefined classes as defined by the system administrator. The default classifications are:

False

Nuisance
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TO CREATE A NEW CLASSIFICATION
1. In the Table Management tab, click the Add button in the Classifications pane.
A editable field is inserted into the Classifications list.
2. Type in a descriptive name for the classification.
3. Press [ENTER].
Figure 52 Add a new Classification
TO MODIFY A CLASSIFICATION
1. In the Table Management tab, double-click the classification you wish to modify.
The field should become editable.
2. Type in text changes as desired.
3. Press [ENTER].
Note:
Modifying the name of a classification is global. Therefore, If you modify the name of a classification that has
already been used in a bookmark or handled event, it will also change in that bookmark or handled event.
TO DELETE A CLASSIFICATION
1. In the Table Management tab, select the classification you wish to delete.
2. Click the Delete button in the Classifications pane.
3. An “Are you sure that you want to delete this classification…” pop-up appears. Click Yes to delete
the classification.
Note:
Classifications which have been used in a bookmark or handled event may not be deleted.
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Note:
Classifications may also be created on the fly from the Ocularis Client as an operator is handling the event or
creating a bookmark. Classifications, however, may only be modified or deleted through the Ocularis
Administrator.
Configure Tags
When operators handle events or create bookmarks in the Ocularis Client, the event or bookmark may be
assigned a predefined tag(s) as defined by the system administrator. The use of tags is optional.
TO CREATE A NEW TAG
1. In the Table Management tab, click the Add button in the Tags pane.
A editable field is inserted into the Tags list.
2. Type in a descriptive name for the tag.
3. Press [ENTER].
TO MODIFY A TAG
1. In the Table Management tab, double-click the tag you wish to modify.
The field should become editable.
2. Type in text changes as desired.
3. Press [ENTER].
Note:
Modifying the name of a tag is global. Therefore, If you modify the name of a tag that has already been used in a
bookmark or handled event, it will also change in that bookmark or handled event.
TO DELETE A TAG
1. In the Table Management tab, select the tag you wish to delete.
2. Click the Delete button in the Tags pane.
3. An “Are you sure that you want to delete this tag…” pop-up appears. Click Yes to delete the tag.
Note:
Tags which have been used in a bookmark or handled event may not be deleted.
Note:
Tags may also be created on the fly from the Ocularis Client as an operator is handling an event or creating a
bookmark. Tags, however, may only be modified or deleted through the Ocularis Administrator.
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Configure Cases
When operators handle events or create bookmarks in the Ocularis Client, the events or bookmarks may be
assigned to an incident case. The use of incidence cases is optional. Case names can be created in
Ocularis Administrator by the system administrator or on the fly as an operator is handling a case or creating
a bookmark.
TO CREATE A NEW CASE
1. In the Table Management tab, click the Add button in the Cases pane.
A editable field is inserted into the Cases list.
2. Type in a descriptive name for the Case.
3. Press [ENTER].
TO MODIFY A CASE
1. In the Table Management tab, double-click the case you wish to modify.
The field should become editable.
2. Type in text changes as desired.
3. Press [ENTER].
Note:
Modifying the name of a case is global. Therefore, If you modify the name of a case that has already been used
in a bookmark or handled event, it will also change in that bookmark or handled event.
TO DELETE A CASE
1. In the Table Management tab, select the case you wish to delete.
2. Click the Delete button in the Cases pane.
3. An “Are you sure that you want to delete this case…” pop-up appears. Click Yes to delete the case.
Note:
Cases which have been used in a bookmark or handled event may not be deleted.
Note:
Cases may also be created on the fly from the Ocularis Client as an operator is handling an event or creating a
bookmark. Cases, however, may only be modified or deleted through the Ocularis Administrator.
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Purge Closed Events
Purging closed events is available in the Table Management Tab as a button on the tool bar. When an
event is handled, it becomes a “closed” event. When administrators purge closed events they are deleted for
good.
TO PURGE CLOSED EVENTS
1. In the Table Management tab, click the Purge Closed Events button.
2. An “Are you sure you wish to delete all handled events” warning message appears. Click Yes to
purge these events.
Batch Handle Events
Events eventually build up in the system. There may be an instance where you wish to handle all events that
haven’t already been addressed. This will remove the events from all operator’s Alert List Panels and place
them in a closed status.
TO BATCH HANDLE EVENTS
1. In the Table Management tab, click the Batch Handle Events button.
2. An “Are you sure you wish to batch handle all unhandled events” warning message appears. Click
Yes to handle these events.
You’ll be able to see these in the Handled Alerts list in the Ocularis Client.
Note:
The Batch Handle function currently supports handling only ALL unhandled events.
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Distribution Groups Tab
The Distribution Groups Tab allows system administrators the ability to configure how and when alerts are
viewed and processed by users in the Ocularis Client. A user must be assigned to a distribution group in
order for that user to receive alerts. Distribution Groups are also designed to filter the myriad of alerts and
“distribute” them to only those users who really need to see them. As an example, you may want to alert the
weekend lobby security guard of only the alerts generated in or near the lobby during weekend hours.
The Distribution Group tab is divided into two panes: on the left is the list of existing Distribution Groups
and on the right is the detail for a selected group. Before a user can view events in the Alerts List in Ocularis
Client, the user must be assigned appropriate permissions in this tab.
TO CREATE A DISTRIBUTION GROUP
1. In the Distribution Groups Tab, click the New Distribution Group button.
2. In the Add New Distribution Group pop-up, enter a descriptive name to assign to the Distribution
Group.
3. Click Ok.
The new group appears in the Distribution Groups list.
Figure 53 Distribution Group Tab
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TO MODIFY A DISTRIBUTION GROUP
1. In the Distribution Groups Tab, double-click the Distribution Group you wish to rename.
2. The text becomes highlighted. Make the required change and press [ENTER].
TO DELETE A DISTRIBUTION GROUP
1. In the Distribution Groups Tab, select the Distribution Group you wish to delete.
2. Click the Delete button.
3. In the “Are you sure you want to delete the distribution group…” pop-up, click Yes to delete the
group.
Distribution Groups
There are four (4) parameters to configure for each Distribution Group:

Users

Filter

Weekly Schedule

Holiday
Figure 54 Distribution Group parameters
Users
Users are the first parameter to configure when creating a Distribution Group.
TO ASSIGN A USER TO A DISTRIBUTION GROUP
1. In the Distribution Groups Tab, expand the group and highlight the Users parameter for the group
you wish to configure.
The tab updates and displays two panes: Users in Distribution Group on the left and All Users on
the right.
2. In the All Users pane, expand the user group which contains the user you want to assign.
3. Drag & drop the user name from the All Users list on the right to the Users in Distribution Group
pane on the left.

You may only move one user at a time

Users from different user groups may be assigned to the same distribution group
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The same user may be assigned to multiple distribution groups
Figure 55 Drag & Drop to Assign Users to Distribution Groups
Group Administrators
Group Administrator users may create Distribution Groups that include only those users within their User
Group. Group Administrators may have users in their Distribution Group that are not part of their User Group
because they were added by the admin user. In this case, Group Administrators do not have permission to
edit or remove these users as their names will be grayed out.
TO UNASSIGN A USER FROM A DISTRIBUTION GROUP
1. In the Distribution Groups Tab, expand the group and highlight the Users parameter for the user
you wish to remove.
2. Drag & drop the user name from the Users in Distribution Group list on the left to the All Users
pane on the right.
Report Permissions
Each user may be assigned varying access to available reports. This assignment is done in the Distribution
Groups Tab, within the Users parameter. Reports are assigned at the user level.
TO ASSIGN REPORT PERMISSIONS TO A USER
1. In the Distribution Groups Tab, expand the Distribution Group and highlight the Users parameter
for the user you wish to configure.
2. Select the user in the Users in Distribution Group pane.
3. Click the Report Permissions button.
4. In the Report Permissions pop-up, check the report(s) for which the selected user should have
access.
5. Click Ok.
TO MODIFY OR REMOVE REPORT PERMISSIONS FOR A USER
1. In the Distribution Groups Tab, expand the Distribution Group and highlight the Users parameter
for the user you wish to configure.
2. Select the user in the Users in Distribution Group pane.
3. Click the Report Permissions button.
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4. In the Report Permissions pop-up, check or uncheck the report(s) for which the selected user
should have access.
5. Click Ok.
Figure 56 Assigning Report Permissions
Filter
The Filter parameter is used to define the following for a Distribution Group: for which events that group’s
members should be alerted. You may, for instance, want the Security Guards from the north building to only
see events from cameras located in the vicinity of the north building. By restricting the set of events that a
particular user sees limits the amount of unnecessary events that potentially can be handled by that user.
Filters are assigned at the Distribution Group level.
TO ASSIGN EVENTS TO A DISTRIBUTION GROUP
1. In the Distribution Groups Tab, expand the Distribution Group and highlight the Filter parameter
for the group you wish to configure.
The tab updates and displays two panes: Enabled Events in this Distribution Group on the left
and All Events on the right.
2. Drag & drop an event from the All Events list on the right to the Users in Distribution Group pane
on the left.

You may move one event at a time or the entire hierarchical group of events.

You may move composite events.

To assign all events simply drag & drop the NVR node form the All Events list to the
Enabled Events list.
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Figure 57 Assigning Events to a Distribution Group
TO MODIFY EVENT ASSIGNMENTS WITHIN A DISTRIBUTION GROUP
1. In the Distribution Groups Tab, expand the Distribution Group and highlight the Filter parameter
for the group you wish to modify.
2. Modify filter assignments by dragging & dropping an event from the Enabled Events list on the left
to the All Events pane on the right to remove an event assignment.
3. Drag a new event from the right All Events pane to the left Enabled Events list.
You may move one event at a time or the entire hierarchical group of events. You may move composite
events as well.
TO DELETE EVENTS FROM A DISTRIBUTION GROUP
1. In the Distribution Groups Tab, expand the Distribution Group and highlight the Filter parameter
for the group you wish to modify.
2. Remove filter assignments by dragging & dropping an event from the Enabled Events list on the left
to the All Events pane on the right to remove an event assignment.
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Weekly Schedule
Schedules for Distributions Groups can be set up to allow alert notification only during specific dates and
times. This decreases the amount of alerts that a given user is shown, making managing alerts an easier
task.
By default, the Weekly Schedule is set to be on 24/7, seven days a week.
TO SET A WEEKLY SCHEDULE
1. In the Distribution Groups Tab, expand the Distribution Group and highlight the Weekly Schedule
parameter for the group whose weekly schedule you wish to set.
A Weekly Schedule appears in the details pane.
Figure 58 Setting a Weekly Schedule
Tip: If you position the mouse over the timescale, a balloon appears displaying the Start and End
time on the timescale.
2. For each day of the week, click on the day of the week you wish to change and a Time Range popup window appears.
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Figure 59 Time Range Pop-Up
3. You can manually enter the Start Time and End Time if it is different from the default. Or you can
click the Remove button to remove the schedule from the selected day.
4. To reset the time period with the mouse, click and drag along the timescale for that day.
Figure 60 Setting a Time Range
5. When you release the mouse, the Time Range pop-up appears with the Start Time and End Time
displayed.
6. Click Ok to save the Time Range settings.
7. Repeat for each day of the week.
You may set multiple time ranges within a given day.
TO MODIFY A WEEKLY SCHEDULE
1. In the Distribution Groups Tab, expand the Distribution Group and highlight the Weekly Schedule
parameter for the group whose weekly schedule you wish to modify.
The Weekly Schedule appears in the details pane.
2. Click on a Time Range you wish to modify.
The Time Range pop-up appears as shown in Figure 59.
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3. Modify the Start Time and / or End Time as needed.
4. Click Ok to save the Time Range settings.
5. Repeat steps 1-4 for each day of the week you wish to modify.
TO CLEAR A WEEKLY SCHEDULE
1. In the Distribution Groups Tab, expand the Distribution Group and highlight the Weekly Schedule
parameter for the group whose weekly schedule you wish to delete.
The Weekly Schedule appears in the details pane.
2. Click on the Clear Schedule icon next to the day of the week you wish to clear.
Figure 61 Clear a Weekly Schedule
The schedule for that day has been removed.
3. Repeat for each day of the week whose schedule you wish to clear.
Figure 62 Cleared Schedule
TO RESET A WEEKLY SCHEDULE
1. In the Distribution Groups Tab, expand the Distribution Group and highlight the Weekly Schedule
parameter for the group whose weekly schedule you wish to delete.
The Weekly Schedule appears in the details pane.
2. Click on the Reset Schedule icon next to the day of the week you wish to reset.
Figure 63 Reset a Weekly Schedule
The schedule for that day has been reset to the default of 24 hours.
3. Repeat for each day of the week whose schedule you wish to reset.
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Figure 64 Reset Schedule
Holiday Schedule
Weekly schedules are for general use throughout the year. However, during days when an organization
works a limited number of hours or with a limited number of employees, a Holiday Schedule can be
followed.
Holiday Schedules are set on a group basis and override any time range set in a Weekly Schedule.
By default, no Holiday Schedule is set and therefore, this task must be done for each Distribution Group.
TO SET A HOLIDAY SCHEDULE
1. In the Distribution Groups Tab, expand the Distribution Group and highlight the Holiday Schedule
parameter for the group whose Holiday Schedule you wish to set.
The details pane displays a Holiday Schedule with a pull-down menu for the year and an Add New
Holiday icon.
Figure 65 Holiday Schedules
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2. Select the year for the holiday from the year drop-down menu.
3. Click the Add New Holiday icon.
An Add Holiday pop-up appears displaying a calendar.
Figure 66 Select a date from the calendar
4. Navigate to the month and day for the holiday and click the date to select it.
5. Click the Add button to add the date to the Holiday Schedule.
6. Once the date is added, the Time Range for the Holiday should be specified. Click and drag along
the timescale to select the Start and End times.
Figure 67 Setting a Time Range during a Holiday
7. Repeat steps 1-6 for each Holiday for this Distribution Group.
TO MODIFY A HOLIDAY SCHEDULE
1. In the Distribution Groups Tab, expand the Distribution Group and highlight the Holiday Schedule
parameter for the group whose Holiday Schedule you wish to modify.
The details pane displays the group’s Holiday Schedule.
2. To modify a Time Range, click on the range and change the Start Time and / or End Time directly
and then click Ok.
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3. To Add an additional holiday, click the Add New Holiday icon.
4. Navigate to the month and day for the holiday and click the date to select it.
5. Click the Add button to add the date to the Holiday Schedule.
6. Once the date is added, the Time Range for the Holiday should be specified. Click and drag along
the timescale to select the Start and End times.
Figure 68 Setting a Time Range during a Holiday
7. Repeat steps 1-6 for each Holiday for this Distribution Group.
TO DELETE A HOLIDAY SCHEDULE
1. In the Distribution Groups Tab, expand the Distribution Group and highlight the Holiday Schedule
parameter for the group whose Holiday Schedule you wish to remove.
The details pane displays the group’s Holiday Schedule.
2. To delete a Time Range for a particular holiday, click on the range itself and click the Remove
button in the resulting Time Range pop-up.
3. To delete an entire holiday day, click the Delete Holiday icon.
Figure 69 Delete a Holiday icon
The Holiday is removed from the schedule.
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Video Walls Tab
The Video Walls tab of Ocularis Administrator is used to define a video wall used in Ocularis. Multiple video
walls may be used and defined here.
Figure 70 Video Walls Tab
When configuring a video wall, you set up Sites and Stations.
A Site is a descriptive name to describe all video walls (or stations) within it. A Site is the Ocularis
Administrator’s way to organize video walls.
A Station is the actual video wall. It is configured by assign it an IP address and coordinates for the wall
position.
Creating a Video Wall
Defining a video wall involves two elements:

Creating a Video Wall Site

Creating a Video Wall Station
Creating a Video Wall Site
A video wall site is Ocularis Administrator’s method of organization Video Wall stations. It is a descriptive
group that contains a set of sites.
1. In the Video Walls tab, click the Add Site button.
A new site is added. Modify the text to change the site name.
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Creating a Video Wall Station
For each Video Wall Site, the station of the video wall must be defined.
1. In the Video Walls tab, select the site for the station you wish to add.
2. Click the Add Station button.
3. Modify the name of the New Station.
4. Change the IP Address to the IP Address of the PC where the video wall resides.
5. If the station has more than two monitors, change the X or Y Offset.
Offsets
The Offsets defined in a video wall station refer to the pixel position of the starting point of the video wall
based on the screen resolution. The X Offset relates to the horizontal position and the Y Offset the
vertical.
For instance, for a station with four monitors all having the same screen resolutions set to 1280 x 1024,
the video wall stations would be set to:
If the monitor layout is:
Station 1:
X Offset=0
Y Offset =0
Station 2:
X Offset =1281
Y Offset =0
If the monitor layout is:
Station 1:
X Offset =0
Y Offset =0
Station 2:
X Offset =1281
Y Offset =1025
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Figure 71 Configuring Video Wall Stations
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Ocularis Video Synopsis
Ocularis Video Synopsis is an Add On available with Ocularis DS and Ocularis ES. Ocularis Video Synopsis
is a component which generates a short clip of filtered events from large volumes of video. All events are
indexed and provide easy playback and instant access to actual footage.
Using Ocularis Video Synopsis is done through the Ocularis Client. Configuration for Ocularis Video
Synopsis is done both through the BriefCam Administrator as well as from the Ocularis Administrator
application.
Installation
When Ocularis DS is installed, the video synopsis component is installed on the same server as the NVR by
default and includes a 1 camera license. It may be installed on a separate server. In fact, when using more
than a 1 camera license, installation on a separate server is required.
Configuration
Ocularis Video Synopsis configuration is done in two places:

BriefCam Server Admin

Ocularis Administrator Servers / Events tab
BriefCam Server Admin
Launch the BriefCam Server Admin from the ‘BCAdmin’ icon located on the desktop of the server where
Ocularis Video Synopsis is installed.
Figure 72 BriefCam Server Admin - VR Tab
The Server Admin screen displays three tabs:

VR
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Cameras

BriefCam Users
Ocularis Video Synopsis
VR Tab
The VR Tab is used to identify the NVR containing the cameras to be synopsis-enabled. Fields on this tab
are identified as follows:
Plugin Selection
The OnSSI Plugin is the only selection available.
VR Address
Enter the address of the NetDVMS NVR
VR Port
Enter the port used by the NVR
User Name
Enter a username for an account on the NVR
Password
Enter a password for the username on the NVR
When the fields of the tab are entered, click the ‘Connect’ button to establish a connection to the NVR.
Cameras Tab
Figure 73 BriefCam Server Admin - Cameras Tab
The Cameras Tab is used to identify the synopsis-enabled cameras to be used by Ocularis Video Synopsis.
Ocularis DS and Ocularis ES are released with a 1 camera license. Additional licenses are available in a 2, 4
or 8 pack.
1. Click the number of cameras you will be configuring.
2. From the enabled drop-down menus, select the camera you wish to make synopsis-enabled.
3. Click the ‘Save’ button.
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BriefCam Users Tab
The BriefCam Users Tab allows you to specify up to three users with access to the BriefCam Server
Administration application.
Figure 74 BriefCam Server Admin - Cameras Tab
Enter the desired User Name and Password for each of the three users slots provided. Click ‘Save’ when
done.
Starting and Stopping the BriefCam Server
When configuration is complete, you must click ‘Start BriefCam Server’ to start the server. You may also use
the BriefCam Server Admin tool to stop a BriefCam Server.
Now, be sure add the BriefCam server to Ocularis Administrator.
Ocularis Administrator Servers / Event Tab
Once configuration is complete in the BC Admin, you must also add the synopis server to Ocularis using the
Ocularis Administrator.
1. In the Servers / Events tab, click Add Server.
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2. Enter the host name and user account information for the BriefCam Server.
Note:
Synopsis servers default to using port 82 so be sure to include this with the hostname. If you need to use a
port other than port 82, please contact OnSSI Technical Support for instructions..
3. Click Add.
User permissions for the synopsis-enabled cameras should be set as any other camera as far as user
privileges and views are concerned.
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Installing the NetDVMS Event Proxy
Appendix
The following topics are covered in this appendix:

Installing the NetDVMS Event Proxy

Configuring the NetDVMS Event Proxy

Restarting the NetDVMS Event Proxy
Installing the NetDVMS Event Proxy
The NetDVMS Event Proxy is used for routing events generated by the NetDVMS NVR to the Ocularis Base
Event Coordinator. The NetDVMS Event Proxy is included in the Ocularis DS or NetDVMS Installation CD.
1. Launch the NetDVMS Event Proxy installation.
2. Use the Proxy Setup Wizard to walk through the installation.
Note: The NetDVMS Event Proxy should be installed on the same machine as the NetDVMS
NVR software.
3. Use the Proxy Setup Wizard to walk through the installation.
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Installing the NetDVMS Event Proxy
Configuring the NetDVMS Event Proxy
NetDVMS events, set up in NetDVMS Administrator, are sent to Ocularis Base via the NetCentral port.
Configuring the NetDVMS Event Proxy includes configuring NetCentral settings in the NetDVMS
Administrator and configuring settings within the NetDVMS Event Proxy screen.

Configure Events in NetDVMS Administrator

Configure Parameters in the NetDVMS Event Proxy
Configure Events in NetDVMS Administrator
1. On the NVR Server, open NetDVMS Administrator.
2. Click General Settings.
3. In the NetCentral settings section, check the Enable NetCentral connections checkbox.
4. Click the Settings button underneath this checkbox.
5. In the NetCentral Settings pop-up, enter the following:
Login
Enter a valid login name found in the NetDVMS
Image Server. You may use the admin account
if you want.
Password
Enter the password for the login account
entered above.
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Installing the NetDVMS Event Proxy
Port
IP
This is the port that will be used to communicate
events between NetDVMS and the NetDVMS
Event Proxy. You may keep the default of 1237
in most cases.
This field should be left blank.
Table 1 NetCentral Settings
6. When done, click OK to close the NetCentral Settings pop-up.
7. Click OK to close the General Settings pop-up.
8. Click Exit to save and close NetDVMS Administrator.
Configure Parameters in the NetDVMS Event Proxy
1. Open the NetDVMS Event Proxy from Windows:
Start  All Programs  OnSSI  NetDVMS Event Proxy
Figure 75 NetDVMS Event Proxy
2. The System GUID and Name fields are automatically generated.
3. Enter the following as configured by the administrator:
NetSwitcher Server IP
This is the IP Address of the server that Ocularis
Base is installed.
NetCentral Port
This port much match the same port as defined
in the NetCentral settings of NetDVMS
Administrator. In most cases, you will use the
default of 1237.
NetCentral Username
This is the same username defined in the
NetCentral settings of NetDVMS Administrator.
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This is the password for the NetCentral
Username and should match the one defined in
the NetCentral settings of NetDVMS
Administrator.
Table 2 NetDVMS Event Proxy Settings
NetCentral Password
4. Click the event type you would like to configure under Enabled Event Types. At least one event
type must be checked.
5. When done, click OK.
Once the NetDVMS Event Proxy is set up, the selected events will appear in the Ocularis Administrator
Event Fusion mapping pane in the Servers / Events tab. This enables the mapping of cameras to events,
simply by dragging a camera onto an event. This will enable alerts to display in the Ocularis Client.
Restarting the NetDVMS Event Proxy
When an NVR is first added to Ocularis Base it is necessary to restart the NetDVMS Event Proxy. You may
also need to do this when troubleshooting events.
1. Open the NetDVMS Event Proxy from Windows:
Start  All Programs  OnSSI  NetDVMS Event Proxy
Figure 76 NetDVMS Event Proxy
2. Verify the Settings in this screen.
3. Click OK.
The proxy is restarted and events should now be recognized in Ocularis.
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Contact Information
Contact Information
On-Net Surveillance Systems (OnSSI)
One Blue Plaza
7th Floor
P.O. Box 1555
Pearl River, NY 10965
Website:
www.onssi.com
General:
[email protected]
Fax:
845.732.7999
Sales Support:
845.732.7900
[email protected]
845.732.7900 x7011
Technical Support:
[email protected]
845.732.8900 x7012
Training:
[email protected]
845.732.7900 x7969
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Glossary
Glossary
BlankScreen
A BlankScreen is a view pane that is left blank (or “Blank”) and
is used to house video that is triggered by an event.
Bookmark
A Bookmark is a video clip that is saved on the Ocularis Server
for later retrieval.
Carousel
A Carousel is a view pane that will display alternating video
from multiple cameras.
Composite Event
A Composite Event is an event compile by using other events.
It contains at least two events and include an order of events
and time period in which the events occur.
Dwell Time
Dwell time is the time duration camera video will be displayed
before it is replaced by video from another camera in a
carousel.
Event Rule
An Event Rule is a single event associated with a single
camera.
Handled Event
An alert that has been processed or “handled” by an operator
through the Ocularis Client. This event may be assigned a
classification, tag or case file.
Holiday Schedule
A Holiday Schedule identifies to the system when a specific
group of users should receive event and alert information in the
Ocularis Client. A Holiday Schedule overrides a Weekly
Schedule.
Hot Spot
A Hot Spot is a view pane dedicated to displaying the image
from another view pane when manually selected by the user.
Push Video
A Push Video view pane allows video to be received as
“pushed” or directed by another user or triggered by an event.
Video Wall
A Video Wall is a collection of panes, views and monitors used
to display camera video.
Web Page
A Web Page view pane displays html pages.
Weekly Schedule
A Weekly Schedule identifies to the system when a specific
group of users should receive event and alert information in the
Ocularis Client.
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