EverFocus PARAGON960 X4 User`s manual

EverFocus PARAGON960 X4 User`s manual
PARAGON960 X4
16CH, H.264, 960H
User’s Manual
PARAGON960 X4
Copyright © EverFocus Electronics Corp,
Release Date: June, 2013
Notice: This content is subject to be changed without notice.
EVERFOCUS ELEC TRONICS CORPORATION
PARAGON960 X4
User’s Manual
 2013 EverFocus Electronics Corp
www.everfocus.com
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Release Date: June, 2013
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Safety Precautions
 Refer all work related to the installation of this product to qualified service personnel or
system installers.
 Do not block the ventilation openings or slots on the cover.
 Do not drop metallic parts through slots. This could permanently damage the appliance.
Turn the power off immediately and contact qualified service personnel for service.
 Do not attempt to disassemble the appliance. To prevent electric shock, do not remove
screws or covers. There are no user-serviceable parts inside. Contact qualified service
personnel for maintenance. Handle the appliance with care. Do not strike or shake, as this
may damage the appliance.
 Do not expose the appliance to water or moisture, nor try to operate it in wet areas. Do
take immediate action if the appliance becomes wet. Turn the power off and refer servicing
to qualified service personnel. Moisture may damage the appliance and also may cause
electric shock.
 Do not use strong or abrasive detergents when cleaning the appliance body. Use a dry cloth
to clean the appliance when it is dirty. When the dirt is hard to remove, use a mild
detergent and wipe gently.
 Do not overload outlets and extension cords as this may result in a risk of fire or electric
shock.
 Do not operate the appliance beyond its specified temperature, humidity or power source
ratings. Do not use the appliance in an extreme environment where high temperature or
high humidity exists. Use the DVR at temperatures within 0°C~40°C / 32°F~104°F (Storage).
The input power source is 100-240 VAC~.

Read Instructions
All the safety and operating instructions should be read before the unit is operated.

Retain Instructions
The safety and operating instructions should be retained for future reference.

Heed Warnings
All warnings on the unit and in the operating instructions should be adhered to.
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
Follow Instructions
All operating and use instructions should be followed.

Cleaning
Unplug the unit from the outlet before cleaning. Do not use liquid cleaners, abrasive or
aerosol cleaners. Use a damp cloth for cleaning

Attachments
Do not use attachments not recommended by the product manufacturer as they may
cause hazards.

Water and Moisture
Do not use this unit near water-for example, near a bath tub, wash bowl, kitchen sink, or
laundry tub, in a wet basement, near a swimming pool, in an unprotected outdoor
installation, or any area which is classified as a wet location.

Servicing
Do not attempt to service this unit by yourself as opening or removing covers may expose
you to dangerous voltage or other hazards. Refer all servicing to qualified service
personnel.

Power Cord Protection
Power supply cords should be routed so that they are not likely to be walked on or pinched
by items placed upon or against them, playing particular attention to cords and plugs,
convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the appliance.

Object and Liquid Entry
Never push objects of any kind into this unit through openings as they may touch
dangerous voltage points or short-out parts that could result in a fire or electric shock.
Never spill liquid of any kind on the unit.

Battery
Risk of explosion if battery is replaced by an incorrect type. Dispose of used batteries
according to the instructions.
a. Use only two AAA dry cell batteries.
b. Do not dispose of the batteries in a fire as it may explode.
ATTENTION! This is a class A product which may cause radio interference in a
domestic environment; in this case, the user may be urged to take adequate measures.
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Federal Communication Commission Interference Statement
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed
and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a
particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the
user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one of the following measures:
•Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
•Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
•Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
•Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
FCC Caution: Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party
responsible for compliance could void the users’ authority to operate this equipment.
This Product is RoHS compliant.
WEEE
Your EverFocus product is designed and manufactured with high quality materials and
components which can be recycled and reused. This symbol means that electrical and
electronic equipment, at their end-of-life, should be disposed of separately from your
household waste. Please, dispose of this equipment at your local community waste
collection/recycling centre. In the European Union there are separate collection systems
for used electrical and electronic product.
Please, help us to conserve the environment we live in!
This product complies with the High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI)
Specification Adopter Agreement.
The information in this manual was current upon publication. The manufacturer reserves the right
to revise and improve his products. Therefore, all specifications are subject to change without prior
notice. Manufacturer is not responsible for misprints or typographical errors.
Please read this manual carefully before installing and using this unit. Be sure to keep it handy for
later reference.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
1.
Introduction ........................................................................................................................1
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
1.5
2.
Features .....................................................................................................................3
Packing List ................................................................................................................4
Dimensions ................................................................................................................4
Front Panel ................................................................................................................6
Rear Panel ..................................................................................................................8
Installation ..........................................................................................................................9
2.1 Hard Disk Installation .................................................................................................9
2.1.1 Hard Disk Compatibility List ........................................................................................ 12
2.2 Rack Mount ..............................................................................................................12
2.3 Basic Connection ......................................................................................................13
2.3.1 Monitor Connection ...................................................................................................... 14
2.3.2 Display Aspect Ratio...................................................................................................... 15
2.3.3 Alarm I / O ....................................................................................................................... 16
2.3.4 RS-485 Port ..................................................................................................................... 17
2.3.5 RS-232 Port ..................................................................................................................... 17
2.4 Turning On / Off the Power ......................................................................................17
2.5 Checking the Dynamic IP Address.............................................................................18
2.6 Connecting the DVR to the Network ........................................................................21
2.5.1 Router or LAN Connection ........................................................................................... 21
2.5.2 Direct High-Speed Connection.................................................................................... 24
2.5.3 One-to-One Connection ............................................................................................... 25
3.
Mouse and Front Panel Button Operation........................................................................29
3.1 USB Mouse Operation ..............................................................................................29
3.1.1 How to Select a Channel / Enable Audio .................................................................. 29
3.1.2 OSD Root Menu ............................................................................................................. 29
3.1.3 Field Input Options ........................................................................................................ 30
3.2 Front Panel Buttons Operation .................................................................................31
3.2.1 Front Panel Review ....................................................................................................... 31
3.2.2 How to Select a Channel / Enable Audio .................................................................. 31
3.2.3 OSD Root Menu ............................................................................................................. 31
3.2.4 Field Input Options ........................................................................................................ 32
3.3 General Operation ...................................................................................................33
3.3.1 Login ................................................................................................................................. 33
3.3.2 Camera Selection ........................................................................................................... 34
3.3.3 Audio Selection .............................................................................................................. 34
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4.
OSD Root Menu ................................................................................................................36
4.1 PTZ ...........................................................................................................................38
4.1.1 Express Control of PTZ .................................................................................................. 40
4.2 Layout Switching ......................................................................................................41
4.3 Channel Switching ....................................................................................................41
4.4 Display .....................................................................................................................42
4.5 Sequence .................................................................................................................43
4.6 Monitor Switching ....................................................................................................43
4.7 Zoom........................................................................................................................44
4.8 Archiving the Recordings or Log Data to the USB or DVD .........................................45
4.9 Logout ......................................................................................................................46
4.9.1 Temporarily Logout ....................................................................................................... 47
5.
Search and Playback .........................................................................................................48
5.1 Quick Playback .........................................................................................................48
5.2 Playback Bar .............................................................................................................49
5.3 Searching the Recordings for Playing Back ...............................................................51
5.3.1 Time Search .................................................................................................................... 51
5.3.2 Event Search ................................................................................................................... 52
5.3.3 Smart Search................................................................................................................... 53
5.3.4 Snapshot Search ............................................................................................................ 55
5.3.5 POS Search ...................................................................................................................... 57
6.
Configuration ....................................................................................................................59
6.1 Express.....................................................................................................................61
6.2 Camera ....................................................................................................................63
6.2.1 Basic Setting.................................................................................................................... 63
6.2.2 Adjust Setting ................................................................................................................. 65
6.3 Record .....................................................................................................................66
6.4 Event........................................................................................................................67
6.4.1 Alarm ................................................................................................................................ 67
6.4.2 Video Loss ....................................................................................................................... 69
6.4.3 Motion ............................................................................................................................. 71
6.4.4 Other ................................................................................................................................ 74
6.5 Hard Disk .................................................................................................................81
6.5.1 Disk ................................................................................................................................... 81
6.5.2 Lock/Format.................................................................................................................... 82
6.5.3 RAID .................................................................................................................................. 83
6.6 Display Setting .........................................................................................................85
6.6.1 Monitor OSD ................................................................................................................... 85
6.6.2 M/T SEQ ........................................................................................................................... 86
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6.7 Network Settings......................................................................................................87
6.7.1 LAN.................................................................................................................................... 87
6.7.2 Email ................................................................................................................................. 90
6.7.3 DDNS ................................................................................................................................ 91
6.7.4 FTP .................................................................................................................................... 94
6.7.5 Alarm Server ................................................................................................................... 95
6.7.6 Remote / Mobile ............................................................................................................ 96
6.7.7 Network Testing............................................................................................................. 97
6.8 Schedule Setting ......................................................................................................98
6.8.1 Express Setup ................................................................................................................. 98
6.8.2 Holidays ........................................................................................................................... 99
6.8.3 Schedule ........................................................................................................................ 100
6.9 System Setting .......................................................................................................105
6.9.1 Date / Time ................................................................................................................... 105
6.9.2 Daylight Saving ............................................................................................................. 106
6.9.3 User Group .................................................................................................................... 107
6.9.4 User Management....................................................................................................... 108
6.9.5 I/O Control .................................................................................................................... 111
6.9.6 Miscellaneous ............................................................................................................... 113
6.10 Information .............................................................................................................114
6.10.1 System ......................................................................................................................... 114
6.10.2 Log ................................................................................................................................ 116
7.
Remote Access to the DVR..............................................................................................117
7.1 Accessing the DVR on the Network ........................................................................117
7.2 Browser Security Setting ........................................................................................118
7.2.1 Installing ActiveX Controls ......................................................................................... 118
7.2.2 Enabling ActiveX Controls .......................................................................................... 120
7.3 Remote Live View...................................................................................................123
7.4 Menu Bar ...............................................................................................................125
7.5 Remote Playback....................................................................................................126
8.
Specifications ..................................................................................................................127
9.
Troubleshooting..............................................................................................................129
Appendix A: Network Overview .............................................................................................130
Appendix B: Linksys & D-Link Port Forwarding.......................................................................134
Appendix C: Timing of Alarm Modes ......................................................................................138
Appendix D: Express Setup Recording Value Selection Rules .................................................141
Appendix E: IR Remote Control ..............................................................................................143
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PARAGON960 X4
Chapter
1.
1
Introduction
EverFocus brings you the next generation of analog recording. The new PARAGON960 X4 digital
video recorder benefits users by digitizing the highest quality, state of the art 960H cameras for
live and remote monitoring, surveillance review, and archival. The PARAGON960 X4 also supports
real time (480FPS total) recording over 16-channels at WD1 (960x480 / 960x576) resolution,
providing the ability to capture even fast moving objects at enhanced detail levels.
The PARAGON960 X4 DVR also supports convenient video export operations to USB & DVD
(Optional). Its dual streams H.264 encoder provides users smooth remote viewing experience in
low bandwidth networks while simultaneously preserving a high quality recording in the DVR hard
disk. The PARAGON960 X4 can provide clear 1080p Full HD Video output to both HDMI and VGA
monitors with an intuitive onscreen user interface for efficient operation. User can also easily
operate the machine using a USB mouse or via the front panel buttons and jog-dial/shuttle wheel.
When paired with our powerful EverFocus PowerVideo Plus (CMS), the PARAGON960 X4 can be
used in complex multi-site installations, with centralized management. The PARAGON960 X4 is
also fully supported by the EverFocus MobileFocus remote viewer on iOS and Android devices,
which help extend video surveillance from fix location to mobile environments.
960H is the highest resolution for analog CCTV, increasing resolution by 30% compared to D1.
With the better resolution benefited by 960H, the definition of video image will certainly be higher.
Moreover, the 960H CCD sensor performs greater image clarity in low-light environment than IP
and HD-SDI CMOS sensors. A 960H DVR, like our new PARAGON960 X4 DVR, can support cameras
with resolution up to700TVL and you can use the existing coaxial infrastructure without the need
of re-cabling.
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Mouse USB Memory Stick
DVD Burner
Power Supply
eSATA HDD Expansion
(EDA450)
Internal 3.5" HDDs (Optional)
Analog Camera 1~16
IR Remote Control
Line Level Audio In 1~4
RS-232 Data Input
Network
Alarm In / Line Level
Out Audio Out
RS-485 Device
Main Monitor Main Monitor Call Monitor
(BNC)
(HDMI)*
(VGA)*
Web Remote
Client
PowerVideo Plus
(CMS)
Figure 1-1
*Either HDMI or VGA port can be used as the Main monitor output. You can set up either one of
them to be the Main monitor output in the OSD settings, and the other one will be the Call
monitor output. Main/Call can work simultaneously. To configure the settings, please refer to
6.6.1 Monitor OSD.
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1.1 Features
•
16CH WD1 real time recording and playback
•
WD1 capability provides higher resolution (960x576 / 960x480) compared to D1
•
H.264 compression format for enhancing recording capacity and improving network image
transmission speed
•
Raid 1 – for full data redundancy
•
Multiple Main Monitors: Separately configured HDMI or VGA Main monitor outputs
•
Call Monitor: Sequenced view through composite BNC and HDMI or VGA output with
multiplex and sequencing
•
High bandwidth WD1 recording (400/480 FPS) with recordable reduced bandwidth stream
for mobile or multiplexed viewing applications
•
Free Everfocus DDNS Service – static IP address is not required for reliable remote access
•
Supports four SATA ports for internal HDDs
•
Supports one eSATA port for external HDD (EDA450)
•
Supports live monitoring and playback of video from mobile devices via Mobile applications
•
Multiple Control Inputs: Mouse / front panel / remote controller / EKB500 keyboard
•
Build-in record time calculator for fast recording estimation
•
Multiple intelligent video query functionality, including snapshot and smart search
•
Powerful archive functionality from both remote and DVR sites
•
Simplified access to common features such as setup, archival, playback and search functions
through OSD root menu
•
Remote configuration support from built-in web interface
•
Dual Gigabit Ethernet interfaces for remote network viewing and control
•
On-screen PTZ control via mouse, front panel, remote controller or EKB500 keyboard
•
Built-in DVD burner (Optional)
•
Dual USB 2.0 ports for video archive and mouse control
•
Integration with EverFocus’ CMS
•
Multi-language support
•
19” rack mountable – rack ears included
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1.2 Packing List
• DVR x 1
• Power Cord x 1
• User’s Manual x 1
• Rack Ear x 2
• Mouse x 1
• Internal HDD Bracket x 8 (with 16 Rubber Spacers, 16 Black Long Screws and 16 Silver Screws)
(
)
• SATA Cable x 4 (for connecting the internal HDD) *Please see Note 3.
• IR Remote Control x 1 (with two AAA batteries) *Please see Note 4.
(
)
Note:
1. Equipment configurations and supplied accessories vary by country. Please consult your local
EverFocus office or agents for more information. Please also keep the shipping carton for
possible future use.
2. Contact the shipper if any items appear to have been damaged in the shipping process.
3. Four SATA cables will be supplied for DVRs without HDDs installed. If the order contains one,
two or three HDDs installation, the rest of the SATA cables will not be supplied (i.e. If one
HDD is installed, the rest of the three SATA cables will not be contained in the package).
4. Risk of explosion if battery is replaced by an incorrect type. Dispose of used batteries
according to the instructions.
a. Use only two AAA dry cell batteries.
b. Do not dispose of the batteries in a fire as it may explode.
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1.3 Dimensions
Front View
Side View
423mm / 16.65"
Figure 1-2
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1.4 Front Panel
1
13
2
4
3
14
15
5
6
16
17
7
18
8
9
10
12
11
19 20
21
Figure 1-3
No. Name
Description
1
Press the type of layout you want for displaying your channel feeds.
2
Screen Layout
Channel
1~16
3
Fast Reverse
Press to play the recorded data in fast reverse.
4
Reverse
Play/Pause
Press to play the recorded data in reverse at normal speed. Press this
button again to Pause the reverse playback. Press the Stop button to
stop all playback actions and exit the playback area.
5
Stop
Press to stop either the Reverse, Fast Reverse, Play, and Fast Forward
functions, if that function is active. This button stops all Play functions,
but no Recording functions.
6
Play/Pause
7
Fast Forward
8
Enter
9
Menu/Esc
Press to display the channel in full screen. The LED indicates the
channel is displayed in full screen.
Press to play the recorded data forward. Press this button again to
Pause the playback. Press the Stop button to stop all playback actions
and exit the playback area.
Press to play the recorded data in fast forward.
Use this button in conjunction with the Menu/Esc button (9) and the
Jog / Shuttle Wheel (10) to select menu values or to scroll between
menu categories. You can also use it in conjunction with a mouse or
you can use only a mouse to do these functions.
Press to enter/exit the Main Setup Menu.
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Jog / Shuttle
Wheel
10
Shuttle
Jog
Status LED
11
Use the Shuttle (outer wheel) to:
• In Playback mode, use the Shuttle wheel for fast forward / fast
reverse.
• Switch between Menu options / parameters.
• Highlight individual cameras.
Use the Jog (inner wheel) to:
• In Pause mode, use the Jog to move frame by frame.
• Switch between Menu options / parameters.
• Highlight individual cameras.
: Indicates the power is on.
HD1: Indicates the internal Hard Disk is activating.
HD2: Indicates the external Hard Disk is activating.
LAN: Indicates the DVR is connected to the network.
Alarm
12
Indicates an alarm input is triggered.
13
USB2.0 Ports
Two USB2.0 ports for connecting to a mouse or external storage device.
14
DVD Burner
(Optional)
Use the DVD Burner for archiving the recordings from the DVR. It’s
highly recommended to use a DVD with 4x or higher speed disc for
recording.
15
Display
Press to cycle between the info display types (channel and status bar
info).
16
Sequence
Press to enter the automatic sequence mode. This will show each
channel feed in sequence.
17
Zoom
Press repeatedly to toggle between 2x and 4x zoom. Press the
Menu/Esc button to switch zoom off.
Monitor
Press to switch between the Main and Call monitors. Just remember to
exit out of the setup menus before doing so.
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19
Search
Press to enter the Search Setup menu.
20
Copy
Press to enter the Copy Menu.
21
IR Receiver
Receiver for signals from the IR remote control.
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1.5 Rear Panel
1
4
3
2
6
7
8
9
11
10
12
5
13
Figure 1-4
No. Name
Description
Connects to the 100-240 VAC~ power using the supplied
Power Cord.
Connects to an external eSATA storage device. (EDA450)
Connect up to 16 cameras to the Video IN connectors
(bottom layer). You can also connect equipment like
monitors to the Video OUT connectors (top layer).
1
Power Port
2
eSATA Port
3
Video IN / OUT (Looping)
connectors
4
Audio Input
Connects to the audio input devices.
5
Audio Output
Connects to the audio output devices, such as speakers.
Note that the speakers with amplifier are required.
6
RS-232 Port
7
RS-485 Port
8
Main Monitor Port (HDMI)
9
Main Monitor Port (VGA)
Connects to the Main monitor using a VGA cable. You can set
up the VGA port to be the Main or Call monitor port.
10
11
12
13
Call Monitor Port (BNC)
LAN 1 / LAN 2
Alarm Input
Alarm Output
Connects to the Call monitor using a BNC cable.
Connects to the Network.
Connects up to 16 alarm inputs.
Connects to 4 alarm output device.
This port is currently reserved. Connects to the RS-232
device.
Connects to the RS-485 device, such as EverFocus’ EKB-500
keyboard.
Connects to the Main monitor using a HDMI cable. You can
set up the HDMI port to be the Main or Call monitor port.
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Chapter
2
2.
Installation
2.1 Hard Disk Installation
You can optionally install four 3.5” HDDs inside the DVR for recording videos.
1.
Make sure the DVR is power-off.
2.
Unscrew the two housing screws on the back panel of the DVR.
Figure 2-1
3.
Push the housing to the back and open it.
Figure 2-2
4.
Fix the two HDD brackets on both side of the HDD using the Silver Screws.
Figure 2-3
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5.
Push the Rubber Spacer into the bottom slot of Bracket.
Bracket
Rubber Spacer
Figure 2-4
6.
Insert Black Long Screws into the Rubber Spacers.
Black Long
Screw
Figure 2-5
7.
Use the SATA Cable, and connect one end to the SATA port on the small PCB inside the DVR,
and the other end to the SATA port on the HDD.
Figure 2-6
8.
Connect the internal power cable to the HDD.
Figure 2-7
Note: The internal power cable is connected to the Main board inside the DVR. The power cable
features two connectors, which can be used to connect to two HDDs.
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PARAGON960 X4
9.
Screw the HDD with brackets inside the DVR (You can screw up to 4 HDDs).
• If you only need to use one to three HDDs, just screw them on the HDD tray.
HDD Tray
Figure 2-8
• If you need to use four HDDs, you have to screw one HDD under the HDD tray.
a. Unscrew eight screws on the HDD tray first and take the tray out.
HDD Tray
Figure 2-9
b. Screw one HDD at the bottom of the DVR, and screw back the HDD tray.
Figure 2-10
c. Screw the rest HDDs on the HDD tray.
10.
Screw back the housing to the DVR.
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PARAGON960 X4
2.1.1 Hard Disk Compatibility List
Please use the hard disk models recommended in the list below to ensure your hard disks will be
compatible.
SATA Hard Disk
Model
SV35.5 SATA2 / ST3500410SV
SV35.5 SATA2 / ST31000525SV
SV35.5 SATA3 / ST3500411SV
SV35.5 SATA3 / ST31000526SV
Seagate
SV35 SATA3 / ST2000VX002
Constellation ES.3 SATA 3
Barracuda SATA3 / ST500DM002
Barracuda SATA3 / ST1000DM003
WD10EVDS SATA2
WD10EURS SATA2
WD20EVDS SATA2
WD20EURS SATA2
Western Digital WD30EURS SATA3
WD1600AVVS SATA
WD3200AVVS SATA
WD5000AVVS SATA
WD7500AVVS SATA
WD10EVVS SATA
Capacity
500GB
1TB
500GB
1TB
2TB
4TB
500GB
1TB
1TB
1TB
2TB
2TB
3TB
160GB
320GB
500GB
750GB
1TB
Note: If using two or more hard disks, please choose the hard disks with the same capacity.
2.2 Rack Mount
To install rack ears on the DVR:
1. Unscrew the four M3 (φ6.8) screws on both side of the DVR.
2. Use the supplied two rack ears and the above screws for rack mount installation on both side.
Figure 2-11
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PARAGON960 X4
2.3 Basic Connection
The instructions below the figure describe the basic connection for the PARAGON960 X4.
Front View
1
Mouse
3
2
Rear View
Power Supply
5
6
Main Monitor Main Monitor Call Monitor
(BNC)
(HDMI)
(VGA)
4
Analog Camera 1~16
Line Level Audio In 1~4
Network
Web Remote
Client
7
PowerVideo Plus
(CMS)
Line Level
Audio Out
Figure 2-12
1. Optionally connect a mouse to the DVR to control the system. You can also control the
system using the supplied IR Remote Control or the control keys on the front panel.
2. Using the supplied Power Cord, connect one end to the 100-240 VAC~ port on the DVR and
the other end to the 100-240 VAC~ power outlet.
Note: Please ensure to connect the internal power cables to the internal HDDs before
powering on the DVR.
3. Connect the cameras to the DVR using the coaxial cables. 700TVL cameras are recommended.
4. Connect the line level audio input devices to the DVR.
5. To view videos, connect a monitor to the HDMI, VGA or BNC port using the HDMI, VGA or
BNC cable supplied by the monitor manufacturer.
6. Use a standard RJ-45 cable to connect the DVR to the network for using EverFocus’ CMS.
7. To listen to audio of video source, connect speakers to the Audio Out port. Note that
speakers with amplifier are required.
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2.3.1
Monitor Connection
Connect the monitor to the HDMI, VGA or BNC port on the rear panel of the DVR. You can set up
either HDMI port or the VGA port to be the Main monitor output in the OSD settings (see 6.6.1
Monitor OSD). If you set the HDMI port to be the Main monitor output, the VGA port will be the
Call monitor output, and vice versa. The BNC port will always be the Call monitor. Only the HDMI
video output can deliver full HD resolution (1920 x 1080, progressive, 60 Hz. Vert., 68 KHz hor.), so
if you select VGA output device, resolution selected should be supported by the monitor.
Resolution selected higher than the monitor can support may cause the screen to black out after
rebooting the DVR. Please refer to 6.6.1 Monitor OSD.
Rear View
HDMI Cable / VGA Cable
Main Monitor
BNC Cable
Call Monitor
Figure 2-13
Note:
1. The connected monitors’ specifications must comply with the resolution requirements.
2. Do not exceed the max. HDMI cable length of 15 meters. The standard HDMI cables can
support cable length up to 3 meters. For longer distances, such as 15 meters, it is highly
recommended to use high quality HDMI cables.
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2.3.2
Display Aspect Ratio
It is recommended to select the same ratio of the screen resolution and the camera live view
display to avoid black bars showing on the live view screen as the images below.
If you select 1920x1080 (16:9) screen resolution in the Screen Mode drop-down list (see 6.6.1
Monitor OSD), it is recommended to also change the camera live view display to 16:9 aspect ratio
in the Ratio drop-down list (see 6.2.1 Basic Setting).
Screen Mode: 1920x1080 (16:9)
Camera Ratio: 16:9
Camera Ratio: 4:3
Figure 2-14
If selecting 800x600, 1024x768 or 1280x1024 (4:3) screen resolution in the Screen Mode
drop-down list (see 6.6.1 Monitor OSD), it is recommended to also change the camera live view
display to 4:3 aspect ratio in the Ratio drop-down list (see 6.2.1 Basic Setting).
Screen Mode: 800x600 / 1024x768 /1280x1024 (4:3)
Camera Ratio: 16:9
Camera Ratio: 4:3
Figure 2-15
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2.3.3
Alarm I / O
The DVR provides 16 alarm inputs and 4 alarm outputs. Please refer to the table below for PIN
assignment.
Alarm in
Alarm out
Figure 2-16
Alarm Input
No.
1-16
G
Description
ALM_IN1 – ALM_IN16
GND
Alarm Input Contacts
This DVR provides one alarm input per camera. All inputs are programmable N.O. (Normal
Open) or N.C. (Normal Closed). All settings are programmed in the ALARM / Event menu.
ALMIN
ALMIN
GND
GND
Alarm Input with N.O. contact in idle state
Alarm Input with N.C. contact in idle state
Alarm Output Contacts
The relay output provides either Normally Open or Normally Closed dry contacts.
ALMOUT +
ALMOUT +
ALMOUT -
ALMOUT -
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2.3.4
RS-485 Port
The RS-485 port, located on the rear panel of the DVR, can be used to connect to an RS-485
keyboard, such as EverFocus’ EKB500, for controlling PTZ cameras. For details on the RS-485
configurations on the DVR, please refer to 6.9.5 I/O Control.
Rear View
RS-485 Port
EKB500
RS-485
RJ-45 Cable
Connector Box
PTZ Camera 1~16
Figure 2-17
2.3.5
RS-232 Port
The RS-232 port, located on the rear panel of the DVR, can be used to connect to an RS-232 data
input device such as POS system. The RS-232 port of the PARAGON960 X4 is a 9 pin D-Sub socket.
For details on the RS-232 configurations on the DVR, please refer to 6.9.5 I/O Control.
PARAGON960 X4
Figure 2-18
2.4
Turning On / Off the Power
Before powering on the DVR, please make sure the internal HDDs have been installed properly.
Once you have completed the basic cable connections, you are ready to turn on the DVR.
Simply connect the supplied Power Cord to the power outlet. All of the LED indicators on the front
panel will light up. The DVR will automatically run an internal process, when the process is
complete, the LED indicators will turn off, and the POWER LED will remain light up in green. And
then you can start operating the DVR. To turn off the power, simply unplug the Power Cord from
the power outlet.
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2.5 Checking the Dynamic IP Address
You can look up the IP address and access the Web interface of the DVR using the IP Utility (IPU)
program, which can be downloaded from EverFocus’ Website: http://www.everfocus.com/tools.cfm.
Please connect the DVR in the same LAN of your computer.
1. Install and then start the IPU program
. The following dialog box appears.
Figure 2-19
2. IPU will automatically search the IP devices connected in the LAN. The default network values
of the IP devices will be displayed. By default, the network protocol of the IP device is DHCP.
3. To configure the network settings, select an IP device and then click Login/Multi Login.
Figure 2-20
4. Type the user ID and password. Click OK.
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Note:
1. The default user ID is admin and the default password is 11111111.
2. If you select more than one DVRs that have the same user ID / password, you will
be able to log in several DVRs at once.
5. To change the IP address, double-click the values in the column and type the numbers or
select an option. Click Set IP Address to save the settings.
Figure 2-21
Note: Most networks uses DHCP to assign IP address, if you are unsure of your network
settings, please consult your network administrators for configuration details.
6. To access the DVR, highlight the DVR and click Connect to Selected IP. The Internet Explorer
window pops up.
7. Type the user ID and password to log in.
8. When first connecting to the DVR’s IP address, the following dialog will appear. Please
check the box and click the Run button to run the EverFocus Viewer application.
Figure 2-21
9. You might be required to download ActiveX and JAVA software for viewing the camera feed. If
asked, click Yes. For more details, please refer to 7.2.1 Installing ActiveX Controls.
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10. You may need to turn User Account Control off if you still can’t see the Remote Live View.
11. On the computer, click Start > Control Panel > System and Security > Action Center (click
Change User Account Control Settings), the User Account Control Settings window appears.
Adjust the slide bar to Never Notify and then click OK. Restart your computer if requested.
Figure 2-23
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2.6
Connecting the DVR to the Network
There are three methods to connect the DVR to the network: Router or LAN Connection, Direct
High‐Speed Connection and One‐to‐One Connection. For more information of the network,
please refer to Appendix A. Network Overview.
2.6.1
Router or LAN Connection
This is the most common connection in which the DVR is connected to a router and allows
multiple users on and off site to see the DVR on a LAN/WAN (Internet). The DVR must be
assigned an IP address that is compatible with its LAN. By setting up port forwarding on the
router, you can remotely access the cameras from outside of the LAN via the Internet. To
remotely access the Web interface, please refer to 7. Remote Access to the DVR. To set up
port forwarding, please consult the manual of the router or refer to Appendix B: Linksys &
D-Link Port Forwarding.
Straight-through LAN patch cable
Right: Pinout of a straight-through cable.
Figure 2-24
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Connection Procedure:

The First step is to purchase or make a straight through cable. We recommend
purchasing one if you have never made a straight through cable. Please remember you
can not use a cross-over network cable for this application.

Once you have a straight through cable, plug one end into the LAN port on the back of
the recorder and the other into the router.

Log into the EverFocus DVR menu and go to the Network Setting Menu.

To let the router automatically assign an address:


Set the Network Type to DHCP. Make sure to write down the IP address and the
Gateway.
Exit from the Menu to save settings.
To manually assign an address:

Go to a computer connected on the same network as the DVR.

Click on the Start button and choose Run.
If using Windows Vista, choose Search instead.

Type “command” and click on OK.
In Vista, you will need to double-click on the “Command Prompt” file to open it.

In the DOS prompt, type “ipconfig” and press Enter.

The network information will be displayed on a screen similar to the one below.
In Windows Vista, look for the information that says “IP v4”.
Figure 2-25
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

Take the values for Subnet Mask and Default Gateway and input them into the DVR;
these values should be exactly the same in both devices. However, you should
change the last number of the IP address. For example, if the IP address of the
computer is 192.168.2.101, the DVR’s IP address should be 192.168.2.50.
To access the DVR from a computer simply open Internet Explorer and in the address
bar type:
http:// (IP address of the DVR)
Note: The DVR’s IP address will only work at the location of the DVR. To connect
from a different location over the Internet, see below.
To set the DVR for Internet Connection through router:

The next step is to open ports within your router. Log into the router using a PC and
open the following ports.




Ports to open: 80
If your Internet service provider blocks port 80, you can change it to a different port
in the DVR’s Network Menu Setup; open/forward that port instead.
If you are using a Linksys or D-Link router, see Chapter 8 for basic support on
setting up ports. For any other router, you will need to contact the manufacturer
for support.
To access the DVR from a computer simply open Internet Explorer and in the address
bar type:
http:// (the IP address given by your internet service provider)
Note: If you changed to a different port other than 80, you will need to include this
at the end of the IP address:
http:// (the IP address given by your internet service provider):port number

If you have a WAN Dynamic IP address and have opened the ports, go to 6.7.3 DDNS
Setup to configure the DDNS settings.
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2.6.2
Direct High-Speed Connection
In a Direct High‐Speed Connection, the DVR connects directly to a modem without the need
for a router. You need to set the static or dynamic WAN IP address assigned by your ISP
(Internet Service Provider) in the DVR’s configuration web pages. To access the DVR, just type
“http://xxx”, where xxx is the IP address given by your ISP. If you have a dynamic IP address,
this connection may require that you use DDNS for a reliable connection.
Figure 2-26
Connection Procedure:

The first step is to purchase or make a straight through cable. We recommend
purchasing one if you have never made a straight through cable. Please remember you
can not use a cross-over network cable for this application

Once you have a straight through cable plug one end into the LAN port on the back of
the recorder and the other into the high speed modem.

Log into the EverFocus DVR menu and go to the Network Setting Menu.

Input the Static IP address, the Subnet Mask, and the Gateway that you obtained from
the internet service provider.
Note: If you have a dynamic IP address, you can set the DVR to DHCP to automatically
detect the network settings. Therefore, it can use a dynamic IP address.

Exit from the DVR’s Menu to save the settings.

To access the DVR from a computer, open Internet Explorer and in the address bar type:
http:// (IP address given by your internet service provider)
Note: When using this type of connection, only one device can be connected to the
modem at a time. You will need to use a computer at a different location to test the
connection s.
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2.6.3
One-to-One Connection
You can connect directly without using a switch, router or modem. However, only the PC
connected to the DVR will be able to view the DVR. You will also have to manually assign a
compatible IP address to both the computer and the DVR. Unless the PC has another network
connection, the DVR will be the only network device visible to the PC. See the diagram below:
Right: Pinout of a crossed-over cable.
Figure 2-27
Connection Procedure:

The First step is to purchase or make a cross-over cable. We recommend purchasing one
if you have never made a cross-over cable. Please remember you can not use a straight
through network cable for this application.

Once you have a cross-over cable, plug one end into the LAN port on the back of the
DVR and the other into the network card on the back of the computer.

Log into the EverFocus DVR menu and go to the Network Setting Menu.

You must use the Static IP option for this type of connection.

Assign an IP of 192.168.001.003, a Subnet Mask of 255.255.255.000, and a Gateway of
192.168.001.001. You can ignore DNS Server.

The next step is to set the computer’s network settings to match those of the DVR. You
will need Administrator privileges on your Windows machine to do this.

To assign a fixed IP address in Windows 2000/XP, follow the instructions below:
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
Go to Start. Double-click on Control Panel.
Figure 2-28

Click Network and Internet Connection.
Figure 2-29

Click Network Connections.
Figure 2-30
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
Right-click on Local Area Connection and select Properties.
Figure 2-31

Click on Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and then click Properties.
Figure 2-32



Select Use the following IP address. Assign an IP address of 192.168.1.2, a Subnet
Mask of 255.255.255.0, and a Default Gateway of 192.168.1.1 and then click OK.
Restart both of the computer and the DVR.
To access the DVR from the computer, simply open Internet Explorer and in the
address bar type: http://192.168.1.3
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Figure 2-33



Select Use the following IP address. Assign an IP address of 192.168.1.2, a Subnet
Mask of 255.255.255.0, and a Default Gateway of 192.168.1.1 and then click OK.
Restart both of the computer and the DVR.
To access the DVR from the computer, simply open Internet Explorer and in the
address bar type: http://192.168.1.3
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Chapter
3
3. Mouse and Front Panel Button Operation
There are four ways to control the OSD menu of the PARAGON960 X4: with a Mouse, the Front
Panel Buttons, the supplied handheld IR Remote Control or the optional device EKB500 keyboard.
For details on the IR remote control, please refer to Appendix E, IR Remote Control. This chapter
will discuss the basic operations using the mouse and the front panel buttons.
3.1 USB Mouse Operation
3.1.1
How to Select a Channel / Enable Audio
1.
In the Live View window, you can select a channel by clicking once on the desired
channel screen. The selected screen will be highlighted by a red frame.
2.
Double clicking on a channel screen will display full screen for this channel.
3.
at lower-left side of the screen to switch
To enable audio out, click the Audio Icon
the Audio Output function to the desired channel or disable the Audio Output function.
3.1.2
1.
OSD Root Menu
Right-click the mouse, the OSD Root Menu appears.
Figure 3-1
2.
Click on any icon to enter to the setup menus.
3.
Click the
button on the top-right corner or right-click to close the OSD Root Menu.
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3.1.3
Field Input Options
You may found the following fields in the Configuration menu. Follow the instructions below
to configure the settings.
Text Box: Click on the box and an on-screen keyboard will appear.
On-Screen Keyboard: Click on a button to input that character. The buttons on the right and
bottom have the following functions:
Caps
Switch to capital letters
←
Delete the letter backwards
Confirm the selection
Move to left
Move to right
Space Enter a space
Drop-Down Box: Click on the down arrow to see all selections, then directly click on an option
to select it.
Check Box: Click on the box to enable it (checked) or disable it (unchecked).
Button: Click the button to execute the function.
Bar: Slide the bar to the left or right for adjusting the set point.
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3.2 Front Panel Buttons Operation
3.2.1
Front Panel Review
The basic principle of front panel operation is to use the Jog / Shuttle to navigate among the
menu items. Press the Enter button to confirm a selection or enter the submenu. Press the
Menu button to enter the OSD Root Menu or exit from the current menu.
3.2.2
How to Select a Channel / Enable Audio
1.
In the Live View window, you can select a channel by turning the Jog / Shuttle wheel
clockwise or counterclockwise. The selected channel will be highlighted with a red frame.
2.
After selecting a channel, press the Enter button to turn On / Off the Audio function. An
Audio icon
will be displayed on the upper-right corner on the selected channel. To
display function icons on the Live View window, please refer to 4.4 Display.
3.2.3
1.
OSD Root Menu
Press the Menu button, the OSD Root Menu appears. Turn the Shuttle / Jog wheel
clockwise or counterclockwise to move through each icon.
Figure 3-2
2.
Press the Enter button to enter to the setup menus.
3.
Press the Menu button to close the OSD Root Menu Bar.
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3.2.4
Field Input Options
You may found the following fields in the Configuration menu. Follow the instructions below
to configure the settings.
Text Box: Press the Enter button and an on-screen keyboard will appear.
On-Screen Keyboard: Turn the Jog / Shuttle wheel to highlight each character and then press
the Enter button to input the selected characters. After inputting the characters, highlight
Enter on the On-Screen Keyboard, and then press the Enter button to confirm.
Caps
Switch to capital letters
←
Delete the letter backwards
Confirm the selection
Move to left
Move to right
Space Enter a space
Drop-Down Box: Press the Enter button to see all selections, turn the Jog / Shuttle wheel to
highlight the desired option, and then press the Enter button again to select it.
Check Box: Press the Enter button to enable it (checked) or disable it (unchecked).
Button: Press the Enter button to execute the function.
Bar: Press the Enter button to activate the slider, turn the Jog / Shuttle wheel to adjust the
setting, and then press the Enter button again to finalize the changes.
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3.3 General Operation
3.3.1
Login
In order to access PARAGON960 X4 again after logging out, you may be prompted to log in for
authority identification. To log in, follow the steps below.
1.
Right-click on the screen, press any button or turn the Jog / Shuttle on the front panel,
the Login window appears.
Figure 3-3
2.
The default user name and password are:
User: admin
Password: 11111111
Note: For details on setting up multiple user accounts, please refer to 6.9.4 User
Management.
To input the User Name and Password by:
Using a mouse: Select a user name from the drop-down list. Click the Password field to
bring up the on-screen keyboard. Click the buttons and then click
User Name / Password.
Figure 3-4
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Using the front panel buttons: Use the Jog / Shuttle to select a user name form the User
drop-down list and press Enter. Use the Jog / Shuttle to select Password field and then
press the Enter button to bring up the on-screen keyboard. Use the Jog / Shuttle to
highlight each character and then press the Enter button to input the selected characters.
When finished, highlight Enter on the On-Screen Keyboard, and press the Enter button
to confirm the User Name / Password.
3.
Click Login or use the Jog / Shuttle to select Login and press Enter button on the front
panel to log in the DVR.
3.3.2
Camera Selection
You can control each camera individually by selecting that camera. To select a camera, follow
the instructions below.
Using a mouse: Click a camera on the screen, and the selected camera will be highlighted with
a red frame. All cameras will be selected when you scrolling the mouse up / down between
the first and the last channel.
Using the front panel buttons: Turn the Jog / Shuttle wheel clockwise or counterclockwise to
select through the camera. The selected camera will be highlighted with a red frame. All
cameras will be selected when you turn the Shuttle wheel between the first and the last
cameras.
3.3.3
Audio Selection
In order to utilize the audio function, please follow the instructions below before switching on
the audio function.
Note: The Audio function is unavailable for Germany.
1. Connect the audio source and/or audio output amplifier to the DVR.
2. Go to Camera setting menu (OSD Root Menu > System > Camera > Basic).
3. Select a camera in the drop down list.
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4. Enable the Record Audio option and select an audio input device. You can select multiple
cameras to one single audio input device (there are four audio input devices).
Figure 3-5
Note that the DVR only provide one channel audio output. You can switch the Audio Output
function to either one from the 16 cameras. To switch the Audio Output function to the
desired camera by:
Using a mouse: On the bottom of the screen, click the Audio icon
to switch the Audio
Output function to the desired camera or disable the Audio Output function.
Using the front panel buttons:
1. Turn the Jog / Shuttle wheel to the desired camera.
2. Press the Enter button. An Audio icon
will be displayed on the upper-right corner on
the selected camera. To display function icons on the Live View window, please refer to 4.4
Display.
3. If you want to disable the Audio Output function on the selected camera, press the Enter
button again, the Audio icon will disappear.
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Chapter
4
4. OSD Root Menu
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Figure 4-1
No
Name
Description
1
Playback
Click to display the Playback Bar for viewing the recording videos. For
details, please refer to 5. Search and Playback.
2
PTZ
3
Layout
Click to display the PTZ Control Panel for controlling the connected PTZ
cameras. For details, please refer to 4.1 PTZ.
Click to display the Layout Bar as shown below. Select a layout type for
the live view display on the Main Monitor. For details, please refer to 4.2
Layout Switching.
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Click to display the Channel Changing Bar as show below. To switch the
selected camera to a specific channel, please refer to 4.3 Channel
Switching.
4
Channel
5
Display
Click to display system information icons or status icons on the live view
screen. For details, please refer to 4.4 Display.
6
Sequence
Click to enter the auto sequential switching mode. Click again to disable.
For setting up the sequencing order, please refer to 6.6.2 M/T SEQ.
7
Monitor
Click to switch to the call monitor settings. For details, please refer to 4.6
Monitor Switching.
8
Zoom
9
Search
10
Copy
11
Configuration
Click to enter the Configuration menu. Please refer to 6. Configuration.
12
Logout
Click to bring up the Logout Confirmation window and then click Yes to
log out the system (see 4.9 Logout). To log in, please refer to 3.3.1 Login.
Click to enter the Zoom mode. You can zoom in the camera view up to x4
and navigate the camera view. For details, please refer to 4.7 Zoom.
Click to display the Search menu for setting up the Search mode for
playing back. For details, please refer to 5.3 Searching the Recordings for
Playback Back.
Click to display the Copy menu for archiving the recordings or log data to
the USB storage device or DVD. For details, please refer to 4.8 Archiving
the Recordings or Log Data to the USB or DVD.
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4.1 PTZ
You can use the PTZ Control Panel to control the connected PTZ cameras. To bring up the PTZ
control panel, on the OSD Root Menu, click the PTZ button
.
The following actions can be performed using the PTZ Control
Panel:
1. To move the camera to the desired direction and angle,
click the Direction buttons.
2. To zoom in / out the camera view, click the Zoom buttons.
3. To adjust the camera focus, click the Focus buttons.
4. To adjust the Iris open to increase / decrease the amount of
light in, click the Iris buttons.
5. To program a Preset Position (if supported by the camera):
a. Move the PTZ camera to the desired position.
b. Click the Preset button.
c. Set up a preset number for the current position by
clicking the number buttons. The number will be
displayed in the number box.
d. Click the Set button to save the settings.
6. To jump to a Preset Position:
a. Click the Preset button.
b. Click the desired Preset number.
c. Click the Go button.
7. Shortcut for Preset 1 ~ 9:
a. Click digit 1 ~ 9 button without clicking any other
buttons.
b. The camera will seek that Preset Position.
8. To delete a Preset Position (if supported by the camera):
a. Click the Preset button.
b. Click the desired Preset number.
c. Click the Delete button.
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9. To operate the Auto Pan function, click the Auto Pan button.
10. To operate the Pattern function, click the Pattern button. The Pattern is the “0” Tour in
Everfocus and Pelco PTZ cameras.
11. To operate the Tour function:
a. Click the Tour button.
b. Click the desired Tour number.
c. Click the Go button.
12. To remove a pre-configured Tour (if supported by the camera):
a. Click the Tour button.
b. Click the desired Tour number.
c. Click the Delete button.
Click C to clear the entered number in the Number Box.
Click
at the top-right corner to hide the PTZ Control Panel (see 4.1.1 Express Control of PTZ).
To display the PTZ Control Panel, right-click on the screen.
Click Logout to close the PTZ Control Panel and exit the PTZ mode.
Note: Before start using the Auto Pan, Pattern and Tour functions, you have to configure the
related settings for the connected PTZ cameras. Please refer to the User’s Manual of your PTZ
cameras.
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4.1.1
Express Control of PTZ
If the PTZ Control Panel has first been opened and then hidden, the mouse can be used to
control basic PTZ functions. Move your mouse cursor on the screen, the mouse cursor will
turn into a control icon (direction, focus or zoom) in different areas of the screen. You can
control PTZ direction, focus and zoom by clicking directly on the screen.
Figure 4-3
Direction Controls: When your mouse cursor turns into a direction icon, click on the screen
will force the camera to turn in that direction.
Focus Controls: When your mouse cursor turns into
, click on the screen will focus closer
the image. When your mouse cursor turns into
, click on the screen will focus farther the
image.
Zoom Controls: When your mouse cursor turns into
image. When your mouse cursor turns into
, click on the screen will zoom in the
, click on the screen will zoom out the image.
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4.2 Layout Switching
The PARAGON960 X4 DVR have 7 screen division types available. The seven layouts are shown as
below:
Figure 4-4
To change layout, follow the steps below:
By mouse: Right-click to bring up the OSD Root Menu and click the Layout icon. Click on the
desired layout.
By front panel: Press a desired Screen Layout button on the front panel of the DVR. To display a
channel in full-screen, press the channel buttons on the front panel.
4.3 Channel Switching
You can switch the selected camera to a specific channel. Follow the steps below:
1. On the live view screen, select a camera, the selected camera will be highlighted with a red
frame.
2. Right-click to display the OSD Root Menu.
3. Click the Channel icon
, the Channel Bar appears.
Figure 4-5
4. Select a channel, the selected camera will be switched to that channel.
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4.4 Display
You can display system and camera status on the live view screen. Follow the steps below:
1. Click the Display button
on the OSD Root Menu or press the Display button on the
front panel to display the system and camera status. Click the button to choose the desired
display mode:
2. The following icons will be displayed at the top-left side of each camera stream to show each
camera’s status.
Recording
Playback
Fast forward
Fast backward
Back
Alarm
Motion
Video loss
Uninstall
Audio On
pause
3. The following icons will be displayed at the bottom of the monitor to show the system
status.
Audio On
Audio Off
Alarm
Motion
Video loss
No network 1
No Network 2
Main
Call
Sequence
HDD failure
HD temp. too
high
Event
4. There are four display modes, and you can click the Display button to change the display
mode: (1) Display both the camera and system status icons. (2) Display only the camera
status icons. (3) Display only the system status icons. (4) Hide both the camera and system
status icons.
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4.5 Sequence
The sequence function is used to display each channel in sequence mode. To enable this
function:
By Mouse: Click the Sequence button
to enter the sequential switching mode. The DVR
will display one channel at a time in full screen. The channels will be displayed in the sequence
and for the amount of time as configured in the System > Display Setting > M/T SEQ submenu.
The default setting is channels 1~16 with a dwell time of 3 seconds each – repeated. Please refer
to 6.6.2 M/T SEQ for detailed information.
By Front Panel: Press the “Seq” button on the front panel to enter the sequential switching
mode. The DVR will display one channel at a time in full screen. The channels will be displayed in
the sequence and for the amount of time as configured in the System > Display Setting > M/T
SEQ submenu. Please refer to 6.6.2 M/T SEQ for detailed information.
4.6 Monitor Switching
You can simultaneously connect Main and Call monitors to the DVR.
to switch to the Call
By Mouse: On the OSD Root Menu, click the Monitor button
monitor. On the OSD Root Menu, the Playback, PTZ, Zoom, Search, Copy, System and Exit icons
will gray out. You can only configure the Layout, Channel, Display and Sequence settings for the
Call Monitor. To switch to the Main Monitor, click the
button.
By Front Panel: Press the Monitor button on the front panel to switch between Main and Call
Monitors.
Note that the Call Monitor can only be used to display camera views. The functions including the
layout, channel switching, icon display, sequencing mode of the Call Monitor can only be
configured on the Main Monitor.
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4.7 Zoom
You can zoom in the camera view up to 4X and navigate the camera view using the mouse.
Figure 4-6
To enter the Zoom mode:
1.
Select a camera and then click the Zoom button
on the OSD Root Menu to zoom in
the camera view to 2X. The ZOOM 2X stamp will be displayed on the top screen.
2.
Navigate the camera view to the desired position by moving your mouse cursor over the
camera view. The mouse cursor will turn into a direction icon when you move your mouse
cursor to different portion on the camera view. Click directly on the screen can move to that
direction.
Figure 4-7
3.
Right-click the screen, the Zoom Bar appears in the middle of the screen.
4.
Click
5.
Click the Logout button
to zoom in the camera view up to 4X.
to log out the Zoom mode.
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4.8 Archiving the Recordings or Log Data to the USB or DVD
You can archive the recordings or log data (event and motion) to the USB storage device or the
DVD. On the OSD Root Menu, click the Copy icon
, the following menu appears.
Note: It's highly recommended to use a DVD+R/+RW with 4x or higher speed disc for recording.
Figure 4-8
Camera: Select the desired cameras.
Data Type: You can copy the recordings of selected cameras from main stream, sub stream or
Meta. If you want to archive the recordings with the POS transaction data, select the Meta in the
drop-down list.
Player: Check the box to include the EFPlayer program in the copy. You can use the EFPlayer on
a computer to play back the recordings.
Start Date / Time: Click to bring up the on-screen keyboard / clock to select the start date /
time.
End Date / Time: Click to bring up the on-screen keyboard / clock to select the end date / time.
Copy To: Select whether you want to copy to USB or DVD. The log data can only be archived to
the USB storage device. Note that the DVD burner is optional for Germany.
Copy: Click to start archiving.
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4.9 Logout
You can log out the DVR by clicking the Logout icon
on the OSD Root Menu to bring up the
Logout Confirmation window as Figure 4-9. Press “Yes” when you are ready to logout of the
system. You will need to login again before accessing the OSD Root Menu.
Figure 4-9
If you do not need the Login / Logout step before entering the Root Menu, please uncheck the
Login box in the User Management setting page. For more details, please refer to 6.9.4 User
Management.
Figure 4-10
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4.9.1
Temporarily Logout
You can temporarily log out the DVR by clicking the Logout icon
on the OSD Root Menu.
This function is designed for use in conjunction with the Covert Camera function. Once you
click the Logout icon, the camera streams will be hidden on the Live View / Sequence Mode.
However, the DVR will still record the videos and the recordings can be played back. To
enable the Temporarily Logout function, follow the steps below:
Ensure the User Login box is Unchecked (Figure 4-10).
1. Select the cameras to be hidden once enabling the Temporarily Logout function and then
check the Covert box (Camera Setting > Basic Setting).
Figure 4-11
2. Click the Logout icon on the OSD Root Menu, the Logout menu appears.
Figure 4-12
3. Click the Yes button and the selected camera streams will be hidden on the Live View /
Sequence Mode.
4. To disable the Temporarily Logout function, simply right-click the screen to bring up the
OSD Root Menu, and then you can start controlling the DVR.
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5. Search and Playback
You can use the Quick Playback function to play back the recordings start from the pre-configured
time or use the Search functions to search for the desired recordings for playing back.
5.1 Quick Playback
To start using the Quick Playback function, follow the steps below:
1.
To set up the start time of the playback recording, check the Quick Playback box in the
Express setting page (OSD Root Menu > System > Express) to enable the configured time in
the field below.
2.
Enter the desired time for playing back the recording. Take 60 seconds for example, if the
current system clock time is 17:35:00, the start time for the playback recording will start
from 17:34:00 (60 seconds ago from 17:35:00).
Figure 5-1
3.
On the Live View Window, select a desired camera, right-click to bring up the OSD Root
Menu and then click the Playback button
4.
.
The recording has been playing back and the Playback Bar appears on the bottom of the
screen.
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5.2 Playback Bar
The playback bar is the fastest way to show video from the exact time which users want to see.
The playback bar allows users to see both a timeline and the current playback indicator. Users can
then click the timeline to move the indicator to the desired position.
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7
8
9
10
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Figure 5-2
No. Name
Description
1
Date/Time
Click to set up the start time of playback recording.
2
Time Bar
Move the slider to the left / right on the Time Bar to select the
time for playing back. The status of each camera is presented by
different colors on the Time Bar. GreenNormal,
OrangeMotion, BlueVideo Loss, RedAlarm Event.
3
Playback Speed
Indicates the current Playback Speed.
4
Express Copy
Click to bring up the Copy menu for archiving the recordings / log
data to the USB storage device or DVD burner. For details, please
refer to 4.8 Archiving the Recordings or Log Data to the USB or
DVD.
5
Close
Click to hide the Playback Bar. To bring up the Playback Bar
again, move your cursor to the lower side of the screen.
6
Main /Sub Stream
Click to select the recorded data from main or sub stream
7
Fast Reverse
Click to play the recorded data in fast reverse.
Reverse Play/Pause
Click to play the recorded data in reverse at normal speed. Click
this button again to Pause the reverse playback. Click the Stop
button to stop all playback actions and exit the playback area.
Stop
Click to stop either the Reverse, Fast Reverse, Play, and Fast
Forward functions, if that function is active. This button stops all
Play functions, but no Recording functions.
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No. Name
Description
10
Play/Pause
Click to play the recorded data forward. Click this button again to
Pause the playback. Click the Stop button to stop all playback
actions and exit the playback area.
11
Fast Forward
12
Time Scale
15
16
Start Time
Current Playback Time
Click to play the recorded data in fast forward.
L1: Entire Time Bar scale is 30 days.
L2: Entire Time Bar scale is 2 weeks.
L3: Entire Time Bar scale is 1 week.
L4: Entire Time Bar scale is 1 day.
L5: Entire Time Bar scale is 1 hour.
L6: entire Time Bar scale is 30 minutes.
Use the + and - buttons to adjust the time scale range for the
bar. The scale range includes 6 options (levels). When changing
the level, the Start Time and End Time will change.
Indicates the playback start time.
Indicates the current playback time.
17
End time
Indicates the playback end time.
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14
Time Bar Scale
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5.3 Searching the Recordings for Playing Back
You can search the recordings for playing back by using the Search menu. On the left side of the
Search menu, select Time Search, Event Search, Smart Search, Snapshot Search or POS search
to enter to the setup menu.
To bring up the Search menu:
By Mouse: Right-click to bring up the OSD Root Menu, and then click the Search button
By Front Panel: Press the Search button.
Figure 5-3
5.3.1
Time Search
Figure 5-4
Start Date: Click to bring up the on-screen keyboard to select the date.
Start Time: Click to bring up the on-screen clock to select the time.
Play: Click to start playing back.
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5.3.2
Event Search
Figure 5-5
Start Date / End Date: Click to bring up the on-screen keyboard to select the start / end date.
Start Time / End Time: Click to bring up the on-screen clock to select the start / end time.
Camera: Select the desired cameras to be searched.
Event: Select an event type to be searched.
Search: Click to start searching. The search results will be listed in the Event List menu as
shown below.
Figure 5-6
Previous / Next: Click to go to the previous / next page.
Play: Click to playback the selected items.
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5.3.3
Smart Search
The Smart Search function allows users to search for the motion event recordings. You can
set up the motion areas in this setup menu and then search for the motion events within the
specified time.
Figure 5-7
Start Date / End Date: Click to bring up the on-screen keyboard to select the start / end date.
Start Time / End Time: Click to bring up the on-screen clock to select the start / end time.
Camera: Select a desired camera to be searched.
Grid Setting: Click to set up the motion areas. The Motion Grid Setup menu appears.
Search: Click to start searching. The search results will be listed in the Event List menu (see
Figure 5-6).
To set up the Motion Grid:
1. Click on the image and the grid will be displayed.
2. To set up a motion area, drag a rectangle with your mouse (from top to bottom /
upper-left to lower-right). The selected areas will be highlighted in green (see image
below).
3. To delete a motion area, drag a rectangle with your mouse (from bottom to top /
lower-right to upper-left).
4. Follow Step 2 to set up multiple motion areas if necessary.
5. Click the Save & Back button to save the settings and then return to the Smart Search
menu.
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Figure 5-8
Set All: Click to select the entire area.
Clear All: Click to clear all the selected areas.
Save and Back: Click to save the configured motion areas and return to the Smart
Search menu.
Cancel: Click to cancel all changes and return to the Smart Search menu.
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5.3.4
Snapshot Search
You can display video frames in snapshot and resume a video from where the snapshot has
been set up.
Figure 5-9
Search Date: Click to bring up the on-screen keyboard to select the date.
Search Time: Click to bring up the on-screen clock to select time.
Search Direction: Click to search forward / backward based on the setup time above.
Search Camera: Select a desired camera to be searched.
Result Interval: Click to set up the interval for the snapshots of the video frame. For example,
if you select 5 minutes, the video frame will be snapshotted with 5-minute interval (see image
below).
Search: Click to start searching. The search results will be displayed in 16 screen division (see
image below).
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To resume the video:
1. Click the Search button, the search results are displayed in 16 screen division. In this
picture, you can see the time layouts on the upper-left corner of each snapshot, which are
set up with 5-minute interval.
Figure 5-10
2. Right-click on the screen, the Resume Playback Bar appears in the middle of the screen.
Previous
Play
Close
Next
Figure 5-11
3. Click the Previous or Next buttons to display the previous / next snapshots.
4. Select a snapshot by clicking on the snapshot, the selected snapshot will be highlighted
with a white frame.
5. Click the Play button to resume the video.
6. Click the Close button to close the Resume Playback Bar and then return to the Snapshot
Search menu.
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5.3.5
POS Search
The POS Search function allows users to search and play back the recordings with the POS
transaction data within a specific time.
Figure 5-12
Start Date / End Date: Click to bring up the on-screen keyboard to select the start / end date.
Start Time / End Time: Click to bring up the on-screen clock to select the start / end time.
POS String: Click to bring up the on-screen keyboard. Type any desired keyword to search the
specific transaction data.
Search: Click to start searching. The search results will be listed in the Event List menu as
shown below.
Figure 5-13
Previous / Next: Click to go to the previous / next page.
Play: Click to playback the selected items.
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You need to set up the POS settings before searching the video with POS transaction data.
Please follow the steps below:
1.
Connect the POS system to the RS-232 port at the rear panel of the DVR.
2.
Make sure the RS-232 settings of the DVR are the same as those of the POS system.
Select the Text Insert in the Type drop-down list. (OSD Root Menu > System > System
Setting > I/O control).
Figure 5-14
3.
Check the Text Insert box in the Monitor OSD setting page to display the transaction
data on the screen (OSD Root Menu > System > Display > Monitor OSD).
Figure 5-15
4.
The transaction data, such as date, time, item, price and any customized information,
synchronized with the surveillance video will be displayed on the screen, shown as the
image below.
Figure 5-16
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Chapter
6
6. Configuration
The PARAGOJN960 X4 can be configured through a series of menus on screen by using a Mouse,
front panel buttons, the supplied IR Remote Control, or the optional device EKB500 keyboard.
The following operations are examples of using a Mouse. This chapter describes the functions and
options of the Configuration Setting in the on-screen display (OSD) menus. Right-click the mouse,
the OSD Root Menu appears. Click the System button
displayed with 10 setup options appears.
Figure 6-1
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List of Configuration Options:
Please find the topic of interest by referring to the section prefixed to each option.
6.1 Express
6.2
Camera
6.2.1 Basic
6.2.2 Adjust
6.3 Record
6.4 Event
6.4.1
6.4.2
6.4.3
6.4.4
Alarm
Video Loss
Motion
Other
6.5 Hard Disk
6.5.1 Disk
6.5.2 Lock/Format
6.5.3 RAID
6.6 Display Setting
6.6.1 Monitor OSD
6.6.2 M/T SEQ
6.7 Network
6.7.1
6.7.2
6.7.3
6.7.4
6.7.5
6.7.6
6.7.7
6.8 Schedule
6.8.1 Express Setup
6.8.2 Holidays
6.8.3 Schedule
6.9 System Setting
6.9.1
6.9.2
6.9.3
6.9.4
6.9.5
6.9.6
6.10 System Information
6.10.1 System
6.10.2 Log
LAN
Email
DDNS
FTP
Alarm Server
Remote/Mobile
Network Test
Date / Time
Daylight Saving Time
User Group
User Management
I/O Control
Misc.
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6.1 Express
This menu is used to configure global express settings for all cameras.
Figure 6-2
Date: Click to bring up the on-screen keyboard to set up the system date.
Time: Click to bring up the on-screen clock to set up the system clock.
Record Dual Stream: Click to enable / disable the dual streams recording function.
Record Mode: Select a recording mode from the drop-down list.
Blank: Select this option for all cameras to keep the current individual record settings
without any changes. Please refer to 6.8.1 Express Setup for more details.
Normal+Event: Set all cameras to the Continuous and Event recording mode. Set up the
estimated number of hours per day for event recording.
Event Only: Set all cameras to the Event only recording mode. Set up the estimated
number of hours per day for event recording.
Schedule Record: Set all cameras to the Schedule recording mode.
Main Resolution: Select a recording resolution for the main stream.
Sub Resolution: Select a recording resolution for the sub stream. The sub stream is designed for
remote operation, such as remote live view and remote playback. Please refer to 7.3 Remote
Live View for more details.
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Record With: Select a record method.
Blank: Select this option for all cameras to keep the current individual record method
without any changes.
Preset Settings: Select this option and further set up the recording quality. For details,
please refer to Appendix D. Express Setup Recording Value Selection Rules.
Recording Days: This option is not available for Schedule Record. Set up the maximum
recording days. For details, please refer to Appendix D. Express Setup Recording Value
Selection Rules.
Miscellaneous:
Quick Archive Interval: You can quickly archive all the recordings to the USB storage device or a
DVD disc on the DVR by pressing the Copy button on the front panel of the DVR.
1.
Plug an USB storage device or insert a DVD disc before quick archiving (it's highly
recommended to use a DVD+R/+RW with 4x or higher speed disc for recording).
2.
Click the Archive Interval drop-down list and select an interval time (1, 5, 10, 15, 20, 30 or
60 minutes). For example, if you set up 60 minutes for the Archive Interval, the DVR will
archive the recordings 60 minutes ago from the current time to the storage device on the DVR.
3.
Press and hold the Copy button on the front-panel of the DVR, and the Quick Archive process
begins. When the process is complete, the DVD disc (if it is inserted) will be ejected. The Player
software will also be copied to the storage device automatically.
Note: If both of the USB storage device and the DVD disc have been equipped on the DVR, the
copies will be assigned to the USB storage device. If the space of the storage is insufficient, the
copies will end at the time when the storage space is full. Note that the DVD burner is optional
for Germany.
Quick Playback: Check the box to enable the Quick Playback function as described below.
Playback From X Seconds ago: When the DVR is put into playback mode, it will begin playing
from the selected time. Choose from 60 to 3600 seconds prior to the present time.
Apply: Click to save and apply the settings to the DVR. The system will automatically adjust the
recording frame rate according to your settings.
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6.2 Camera
You can configure the settings for individual camera. The setting options include Basic and
Adjust Settings.
6.2.1
Basic Setting
Figure 6-3
Camera: Select a camera to be configured.
Title: Click to bring up the on-screen keyboard for assigning a title for the selected camera.
Each title supports up to 16 characters.
Install: Check the box to enable the selected camera.
Covert: Check the box to hide the camera stream in Live View and Sequence modes. However,
the DVR will still record the videos and the recordings can be played back by users who have
the privilege to playback. For details on enabling the Covert function, please refer to 4.9.1
Temporarily Logout.
Record Mode: Select a record mode from the drop-down list.
Normal+Event: Continuous and Event recordings.
Event Only: Event recordings only.
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Record Dual Stream: Click to enable / disable the dual stream recording function. And then
configure the following settings for the Main Stream and Sub Stream.
Resolution: Select a recording resolution for the Main Stream and Sub Stream.
Record Quality: Select a recording quality for the Main Stream and Sub Stream. The options
include Low, Basic, Standard, High and Superior. The higher the quality, the more the HDD
space is used.
Normal Speed: Select a frame rate per second (FPS) for continuous recording. The speed is
limited by the maximum total recording capacity of the DVR as allocated across all the
installed cameras, with upper limit of 30 FPS (NTSC) / 25 FPS (PAL) per individual camera
respectively(real time recording).
Event Speed: Select a frame rate per second (FPS) for event recording.
Ratio: Select 4:3 or 16:9 display aspect ratio of a camera, and its video will be displayed in 4:3
or 16:9 format on that channel screen. Please refer to 2.3.2 Display Aspect Ratio.
Record Audio: Check the box to enable audio recording on the DVR, and then select an audio
input device. Note that the Audio function is unavailable for Germany.
PTZ ID: To allow the DVR to recognize and then control the connected PTZ camera, you have
to set up an ID for the PTZ camera. Select On and then enter an ID for the camera. This ID
must match the ID address set up on the PTZ camera. For setting up the ID address on the PTZ
camera, please refer to the User’s Manual of your PTZ camera.
Apply To: Click the button to apply the same settings to the desired cameras.
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6.2.2
Adjust Setting
You can adjust the Brightness, Contrast and Color of the selected camera.
Figure 6-4
Camera: Select a camera to adjust the following settings.
Brightness:
Move the bar to adjust the brightness.
Contrast: Move the bar to adjust the contrast.
Color: Move the bar to adjust the color.
Apply To: Click the button to apply the same settings to the desired cameras.
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6.3 Record
You can configure the basic recording settings on the hard disk.
Figure 6-5
Record Overwrite: Check the box to overwrite the hard disk when it is full. Note that unless
this box is checked, or the DVR will stop recording when the hard disk is full. The use of record
overwrite is strongly recommended. If you do not use this feature, please be sure to enable
the Event setting for Disk Full for notification (see 6.4.4 Other).
Schedule Record: Check the box to record by the schedule. Please see 6.8 Schedule Setting for
more details.
Time Stamp: Select Bottom or Top to record the system date and time on the bottom / top of
the image. Select off will not record the system date and time in the recordings.
Record Status Relay Output: Select a number to monitor the recording status of the selected
alarm relay. The recording status of the selected alarm relay will be transmitted to the alarm
output device.
Auto Erase Video: The hard disk will automatically erase video after it has been on the hard
drive for the selected number of days. To use the maximum hard drive space, choose “OFF”.
(See Record Overwrite and notes above.) This feature is useful if local rules and regulations
require recorded video to be discarded after a specific number of days, or to limit the
retention of older recorded video to clear space in anticipation of event recording.
Estimation Result: Shows the remaining storage space.
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6.4 Event
You can configure the Alarm, Video Loss, Motion and Other settings in this menu.
6.4.1
Alarm
Figure 6-6
Alarm: Select an Alarm input number from 1 to 16.
Enable: Check the box to enable the Alarm trigger function for the selected alarm input.
Log: Check the box to record alarm events to log data.
Pre-alarm Record: Check the box to start copying the recordings to the hard disk from 5
seconds before the alarm event occurs. Note that the pre-alarm recording rate will follow the
Normal Speed configured in the earlier section (see 6.2.1 Basic Setting).
Buzzer: Check the box to enable the buzzer when an alarm event is triggered.
Email Notify: Check the box to send email notification when an alarm event is detected. Email
operation requires valid email entered in the Email setup menu (see 6.7.2 Email).
Network Alarm: Check the box to send out a network alarm to a client PC when an alarm
event occurs. This feature works with EverFocus’ CMS software. You will need to configure
the Alarm Server for the DVR to send network alarms to the client PC (see 6.7.5 Alarm Server).
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Auto Lock: Check the box and the events will be recorded in a write protected segment of the
hard disk (will not be overwritten). The DVR will lock a period of time when the alarm occurs.
The length of the time depends on DVR setting (see 6.5.2 Lock / Format).
FTP Upload: Check the box to enable uploading recordings to the FTP server function. To
setup the FTP server, please refer to 6.7.4 FTP.
FTP Upload File Type: Select MP4 file type to upload videos to FTP server; select JPEG file
type to upload snapshots to the FTP server.
Alarm Output: Select an alarm output number. When an alarm is triggered, the signal will be
transmitted through the selected alarm output relay.
Output Type: Select an output type when an alarm is triggered.
Timeout: Select this option and then set up the Timeout Duration in the field below, the
alarm output will last for the setup duration time (10 ~ 150 seconds).
Permanent: Alarm will remain active until the user presses the “Enter” key on the IR
Remote Control or resets the alarm remotely.
Transparent: Alarm output remains as long as the alarm input is active.
Trans + Timeout: Alarm output continues until event ends, then continues for the setup
duration time (10 ~ 150 seconds).
Timeout Duration: This function only appears when you select Timeout or Trans + Timeout
options in the Output Type drop-down list. Select a duration time for the motion event. The
alarm output will last for the setup duration time between 1 and 150 seconds.
Main Monitor: Select Full Screen to force the camera associated with the selected alarm
number to display full screen on the Main Monitor. The full screen camera view will last
according to the Output Type selected in the field above.
Call Monitor: Select Full Screen to force the camera associated with the selected alarm
number to display full screen on the Call Monitor. The full screen camera view will last
according to the Output Type selected in the field above.
Record: Select a camera to start recording when the associated alarm number is triggered.
Input Type: Select an input type when the selected alarm number is triggered. The options
include N.O. and N.C.
Active Camera: This function is for associating an alarm trigger with a specific camera. For
example, if you set up an external motion detector near Camera 2, you can select Camera 2 in
this field. The alarm will be associated with this camera for full screen display, event logging
and PTZ actions.
PTZ: If the Active Camera selected above is a PTZ camera, you can further set up the PTZ
actions in this field.
Apply To: Click the button to apply the same settings to the desired cameras.
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6.4.2
Video Loss
You can enable the Video Loss Event function and configured the video loss event
notifications in this menu.
Figure 6-7
Camera: Select a camera to be configured.
Enable: Check the box to enable the Video Loss event settings for the selected camera.
Log: Check the box to record video loss events to log data.
Pre-alarm Record: Check the box to start copying the recordings to the hard disk from 5
seconds before the video loss event occurs. Note that the pre-alarm recording rate will follow
the Normal Speed configured in the above section (see 6.2.1 Basic Setting).
Buzzer: Check the box to enable the buzzer when a video loss event is triggered.
Email Notify: Check the box to send email notification when a video loss event is detected.
Email operation requires valid email entered in the Email setup menu (see 6.7.2 Email).
Network Alarm: Check the box to send out a network alarm to a client PC when video loss
event occurs. This feature works with EverFocus’ CMS software. You will need to configure
the Alarm Server for the DVR to send network alarms to the client PC (see 6.7.5 Alarm Server).
Alarm Output: Select an alarm output number. When an alarm is triggered, the signal will be
transmitted through the alarm output relay.
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Output Type: Select an output type when an alarm is triggered.
Timeout: Select this option and then set up the Timeout Duration in the field below, the
alarm output will last for the setup duration time (10 ~ 150 seconds).
Permanent: Alarm will remain active until the user presses the “Enter” key on the IR
Remote Control or resets the alarm remotely.
Transparent: Alarm output remains as long as the alarm input is active.
Trans + Timeout: Alarm output continues until event ends, then continues for the setup
duration time (10 ~ 150 seconds).
Timeout Duration: This function only appears when you select Timeout or Trans + Timeout
options in the Output Type drop-down list. Select a duration time for the motion event. The
alarm output will last for the setup duration time between 10 and 150 seconds.
Apply To: Click the button to apply the same settings to the desired cameras.
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6.4.3
Motion
You can enable the Motion Event function and configured the related settings including
motion event notifications and motion areas in this menu.
Figure 6-8
Camera: Select a camera to be configured.
Enable: Check the box to enable the Motion Event settings for the selected camera.
Log: Check the box to record motion events to log data.
Pre-alarm Record: Check the box to start copying the recordings to the hard disk from 5
seconds before the motion event occurs. Note that the pre-alarm recording rate will follow
the Normal Speed configured in the above section (see 6.2.1 Basic Setting).
Buzzer: Check the box to enable the buzzer when a motion event is triggered.
Email Notify: Check the box to send email notification when a motion event is detected. Email
operation requires valid email entered in the Email setup menu (see 6.7.2 Email).
Network Alarm: Check the box to send out a network alarm to a client PC when motion
occurs. This feature works with EverFocus’ CMS software. You will need to configure the
Alarm Server for the DVR to send network alarms to the client PC (see 6.7.5 Alarm Server).
Auto Lock: Check the box and the events will be recorded in a write protected segment of the
hard disk (will not be overwritten). The DVR will lock a period of time when the alarm occurs.
The length of the time depends on DVR setting (see 6.5.2 Lock / Format).
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FTP Upload: Check the box to enable uploading recordings to the FTP server function. To
setup the FTP server, please refer to 6.7.4 FTP.
FTP Upload File Type: Select MP4 file type to upload videos to FTP server; select JPEG file
type to upload snapshots to the FTP server.
Alarm Output: Select an alarm output relay. When an alarm is triggered, the signal will be
transmitted through the selected alarm output relay.
Output Type: Select an output type when an alarm is triggered.
Timeout: Select this option and then set up the Timeout Duration in the field below, the
alarm output will last for the setup duration time (10 ~ 150 seconds).
Permanent: Alarm will remain active until the user presses the “Enter” key on the IR
Remote Control or resets the alarm remotely.
Transparent: Alarm output remains as long as the alarm input is active.
Trans + Timeout: Alarm output continues until event ends, then continues for the setup
duration time (10 ~ 150 seconds).
Timeout Duration: This function only appears when you select Timeout or Trans + Timeout
options in the Output Type drop-down list. Select a duration time for the motion event. The
alarm output will last for the setup duration time between 10 and 150 seconds.
Main Monitor: Select Full Screen to force the camera which detects motion to display full
screen on the Main Monitor. The full screen camera view will last according to the Output
Type selected in the field above.
Call Monitor: Select Full Screen to force the camera which detects motion to display full
screen on the Call Monitor. The full screen camera view will last according to the Output Type
selected in the field above.
Edit Motion Grid: Press the button to bring up the Motion Setting menu. To edit the motion
grids, please refer to the instructions later in this section.
Apply To: Click the button to apply the same settings to the desired cameras.
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To Edit the Motion Grids:
1.
Click the Edit Motion Grid button, the Motion Setting menu appears.
Figure 6-9
2.
Click on the image and the grid will be displayed.
3.
To set up a motion area, drag a rectangle with your mouse (from top to bottom / upperleft to lower-right). The selected areas will be highlighted in green (see image below).
4.
To delete a motion area, drag a rectangle with your mouse (from bottom to top /
lower-right to upper-left).
5.
Follow Step 3 to set up multiple motion areas if necessary.
6.
Sets up the Sensitivity, Min Area and Motion Delay for the motion grids.
Sensitivity: Sets up the motion sensitivity for the grids. The larger the number, the higher
the sensitivity.
Min Area: This function is designed to prevent false detections caused by small objects. If
you select 2, only the object size larger than 2-grid size can be detected.
Motion Delay: This function is designed to prevent false detections caused by continuous
motions. Select a delay time in seconds to start detecting motion after x second(s).
7.
Click the Save & Back button to save the settings and then return to the Motion menu.
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6.4.4
Other
You can configure the event settings and enable the Buzzer or Email alert for notifications.
The event options include: Fan Failure, Disk Temperature, Disk Failure, Disk Full, Disk Off,
Power Loss and Network Loss.
6.4.4.1
Fan Failure
Figure 6-10
Log: Check the box to record alarm events to log data.
Buzzer: Check the box to enable buzzer when fan is not working.
Email Notify: Check the box to send email notification when an alarm event is detected. Email
operation requires valid email entered in the Email setup menu (see 6.7.2 Email).
Network Alarm: Check the box to send out a network alarm to a client PC when an alarm
event occurs. This feature works with EverFocus’ CMS software. You will need to configure
the Alarm Server for the DVR to send network alarms to the client PC (see 6.7.5 Alarm Server).
Alarm Output: Select an alarm output number. When an alarm is triggered, the signal will be
transmitted through the selected alarm output relay.
Output Type: Output action will be Transparent and cannot be changed (alarm output
remains as long as the alarm condition is active).
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6.4.4.2
Disk Temperature.
Figure 6-11
Log: Check the box to record alarm events to log data.
Buzzer: Check the box to enable buzzer when System / Hard Disk’s (HD) temperature is over
the “Temp. Warning Limit”.
Email Notify: Check the box to send email notification when system / Hard Disk’s (HD)
temperature is over the “Temp. Warning Limit”. Email operation requires valid email entered
in the Email setup menu (see 6.7.2 Email).
Network Alarm: Check the box to send out a network alarm to a client PC. This feature works
with EverFocus’ CMS software. You will need to configure the Alarm Server for the DVR to
send network alarms to the client PC (see 6.7.5 Alarm Server).
Stop Recording: Check box to stop recording when System / HD’s temperature is over the
“Temp. Warning Limit”.
Temp. Warning Limit: Sets the trigger temperature for System / HD Temperature event
actions. Choose between 45°C /113°F and 70°C /158°F.
Alarm Output: Select an alarm output number. When an alarm is triggered, the signal will be
transmitted through the selected alarm output relay.
Output Type: Output action will be Transparent and cannot be changed (alarm output
remains as long as the alarm condition is active).
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6.4.4.3
Disk Failure
Figure 6-12
Log: Check the box to record alarm events to log data.
Buzzer: Check the box to enable buzzer when Hard Disk (HD) fails.
Email Notify: Check the box to send email notification when HD fails. Email operation
requires valid email entered in the Email setup menu (see 6.7.2 Email).
Network Alarm: Check the box to send out a network alarm to a client PC when HD fails. This
feature works with EverFocus’ CMS software. You will need to configure the Alarm Server for
the DVR to send network alarms to the client PC (see 6.7.5 Alarm Server).
Alarm Output: Select an alarm output number. When an alarm is triggered, the signal will be
transmitted through the selected alarm output relay.
Output Type: Output action will be Transparent and cannot be changed (alarm output
remains as long as the alarm condition is active).
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6.4.4.4
Disk Full
Figure 6-13
Log: Check the box to record alarm events to log data.
Buzzer: Check the box to enable buzzer when HD is full.
Email Notify: Check the box to send email notification when HD is full. Email operation
requires valid email entered in the Email setup menu (see 6.7.2 Email).
Network Alarm: Check the box to send out a network alarm to a client PC when HD is full.
This feature works with EverFocus’ CMS software, including PowerCom and PowerVideo Plus.
You will need to configure the Alarm Server for the DVR to send network alarms to the client
PC (see 6.7.5 Alarm Server).
Alarm Output: Select an alarm output number. When an alarm is triggered, the signal will be
transmitted through the selected alarm output relay.
Output Type: Select an output type when HD is full.
Timeout: Select this option and then set up the Timeout Duration in the field below, the
alarm output will last for the setup duration time (10 ~ 150 seconds).
Permanent: Alarm will remain active until the user presses the “Enter” key on the IR
Remote Control or resets the alarm remotely.
Transparent: Alarm output remains as long as the alarm input is active.
Trans + Timeout: Alarm output continues until event ends, then continues for the setup
duration time (10 ~ 150 seconds).
Timeout Duration: This function only appears when you select Timeout or Trans + Timeout
options in the Output Type drop-down list. Select a duration time for the event. The alarm
output will last for the setup duration time between 10 and 150 seconds.
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6.4.4.5
Disk Off
Figure 6-14
Buzzer: The buzzer will activate when fan is not working.
Email Notify: Check the box to send email notification when Hard Disk (HD) is off. Email
operation requires valid email entered in the Email setup menu (see 6.7.2 Email).
Network Alarm: Check the box to send out a network alarm to a client PC when HD is off. This
feature works with EverFocus’ CMS software. You will need to configure the Alarm Server for
the DVR to send network alarms to the client PC (see 6.7.5 Alarm Server).
Alarm Output: Select an alarm output number. When an alarm is triggered, the signal will be
transmitted through the selected alarm output relay.
Output Type: Select an output type when HD is off.
Timeout: Select this option and then set up the Timeout Duration in the field below, the
alarm output will last for the setup duration time (10 ~ 150 seconds).
Permanent: Alarm will remain active until the user presses the “Enter” key on the IR
Remote Control or resets the alarm remotely.
Transparent: Alarm output remains as long as the alarm input is active.
Trans + Timeout: Alarm output continues until event ends, then continues for the setup
duration time (10 ~ 150 seconds).
Timeout Duration: This function only appears when you select Timeout or Trans + Timeout
options in the Output Type drop-down list. Select a duration time for the event. The alarm
output will last for the setup duration time between 10 and 150 seconds.
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6.4.4.6
Power Loss
Figure 6-15
Log: Check the box to record alarm events to log data.
Email Notify: Check the box to send email notification when power has been restored. Email
operation requires valid email entered in the Email setup menu (see 6.7.2 Email).
Network Alarm: Check the box to send out a network alarm to a client PC when power has
been restored. This feature works with EverFocus’ CMS software. You will need to configure
the Alarm Server for the DVR to send network alarms to the client PC (see 6.7.5 Alarm Server).
Note: As alarms and emails cannot be transmitted without power, the log entry is made when
power is restored, and any notifications cannot be made until that time.
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6.4.4.7
Network Loss
Figure 6-16
Log: Check the box to record alarm events to log data.
Buzzer: Check the box to enable buzzer when network is lost.
Alarm Output: Select an alarm output number. When an alarm is triggered, the signal will be
transmitted through the selected alarm output relay.
Output Type: Select an output type when the network is lost.
Timeout: Select this option and then set up the Timeout Duration in the field below, the
alarm output will last for the setup duration time (10 ~ 150 seconds).
Permanent: Alarm will remain active until the user presses the “Enter” key on the IR
Remote Control or resets the alarm remotely.
Transparent: Alarm output remains as long as the alarm input is active.
Trans + Timeout: Alarm output continues until event ends, then continues for the setup
duration time (10 ~ 150 seconds).
Timeout Duration: This function only appears when you select Timeout or Trans + Timeout
options in the Output Type drop-down list. Select a duration time for the event. The alarm
output will last for the setup duration time between 10 and 150 seconds.
Note: This function only checks the physical connection (link) to the network. Any network
behavior that blocks data connectivity (blocked ports, IP addressing errors, etc.) is not
detected by this function.
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6.5 Hard Disk
The Disk menu is used to review the DVR’s hard drive settings and status. No value in this menu
can be configured by the operator.
6.5.1
Disk
Figure 6-17
Record Time (Start): Shows the earliest recording time of the DVR.
Record Time (End): Shows the latest or most current time on the DVR.
Disk: Select a disk number.
Health Status: Displays the current status of the selected disk.
Disk Temperature: Displays the current temperature of the selected disk.
Disk Size (Total): Shows the total space of the selected disk.
Disk Size (Usage): Shows the used space of the selected disk.
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6.5.2
Lock/Format
You can control the percentage of the hard disk space reserved for Locked Event Recordings.
You can also format the hard disk if necessary.
Figure 6-18
Maximum Lock (%): Sets the maximum percentage of the hard disk space reserved for Locked
Event Recordings. To set up the Locked Event Recordings, please select the Auto Lock item in
6.4.3 Motion or 6.4.1 Alarm.
Current Lock (%): Displays the current percentage of the locked event recordings in the hard
disk. If the amount of locked event recordings has reached the maximum lock percentage, the
DVR will be unable to lock new event recordings.
Unlock All: Click this button to unlock the locked part of hard disk.
Delete All: Click this button to delete all the unlocked data in the hard disk. WARNING: This
will effectively ERASE the hard disk’s contents, except for the locked portion.
Format Disk: Click this button to format the whole HDD. WARNING: This will effectively ERASE
the ENTIRE hard disk!!
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6.5.3
RAID
The RAID function (Redundant Arrays of Independent Disks) can enable two hard disks to act
as one, allowing users to achieve data redundancy (RAID 1) or greater effective disk speed
(RAID 0).
Note: It is recommended to use two hard disks (HDDs) with the same capacity. Otherwise,
the smaller size will be the amount of disk space used on both drives. For example, if HDD1
is 200 GB and HDD2 is 500 GB, and RAID 0 is selected, the total amount of disk space
recognized by the DVR will be 400 GB (200 GB + 200 GB).
Figure 6-19
RAID Type:
Off: No RAID.
RAID 0: RAID 0 is designed to improve disk speed. Data is written to two disks alternatively,
instead of just one, which improves the overall system speed. Note that if the two HDDs are
with different capacity, the smaller size will be the amount of disk space used on both drives.
RAID 1: RAID 1 is designed for disk redundancy. The same data is written to two disks. When
one hard disk fails, the other hard disk contains all the data. Note that if the two HDDs are
with different capacity, the smaller size will be the amount of disk space used on both drives.
RAID State: Shows the RAID and disk state. (No RAID, Broken, Degrade, Rebuilding, Normal,
EzBackup, Unknown, or System Error, No RAID Now. If connecting to more than one disk, it
will show Disk1, Disk2 …DiskX is ok.)
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By default, the RAID function is disabled. To enable RAID 0/1, follow the steps below:
1. Select RAID 0 or RAID 1, the following message appears. Click Yes to configure the RAID
settings. And the DVR will automatically reboot.
Figure 6-20
2. Enter the RAID menu again, the RAID 0 / 1 is enabled.
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6.6 Display Setting
You can configure the settings for displaying the camera / DVR information on the live view
image. You can also set up the sequencing order for the Main / Call monitor.
6.6.1
Monitor OSD
Check the boxes under the Main Monitor / Call Monitor fields will display the selected items
on the live view image.
Figure 6-21
Main Monitor / Call Monitor
Title: Check the box to display camera titles.
Date/Time: Check the box to display current date/time.
Event Status: Check the box to display event status.
HDD Status: Check the box to display hard drive status.
Playback Date/Time: Check the box to display playback date/time (only for main monitor).
Playback Status: Check the box to display playback status (only for main monitor).
Text Insert: Check the box to display text inserted.
Screen Mode: Select the suitable screen mode. Selections are: 1920x1080; 1280x1024;
1024x768; 800x600. Please see to 2.3.2 Display Aspect Ratio for more details.
Output Device: Select your Main Monitor to be HDMI or VGA output device. If you select
HDMI output device to be the Main Monitor, the VGA output device will be the Call Monitor,
and vice versa. The BNC output device will always be the Call Monitor.
Note: If you select VGA output device, resolution selected should be supported by the
monitor. Resolution selected higher than the monitor can support may cause the screen to
black out after rebooting the DVR.
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6.6.2
M/T SEQ
You can configure up to 20 steps of the sequencing order for the Main / Call monitor. The
Sequence will repeat continuously from step 1 to step 20 until interrupted.
Figure 6-22
Monitor: Select Main or Call Monitor to configure the sequencing order.
Step: The sequencing order.
Camera: Select a camera for the specific step.
Dwell (sec): Sets up the dwell time between 0 and 60 seconds for each step.
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6.7 Network Settings
The DVR allows you to use a Web browser to remotely view and manage the system. You can
also receive live video streaming from the DVR using your smartphone.
Note: Since every Network Configuration is different, please check with your Network
Administrator or ISP to see if your DVR should use specific IP addresses and/or port numbers.
6.7.1
LAN
According to your network environment, select Static IP, DHCP or PPPoE to configure an IP
address to the DVR.
Figure 6-23
LAN Port: Select LAN1 or LAN2 from the drop down list.
Install: Check the box to enable the network connection.
Network Type: Three options are selectable: Static IP, DHCP and PPPoE.
Static IP: User can set a fixed IP for network connection.
DHCP: DHCP server in LAN will automatically assign an IP configuration for the network
connection.
PPPoE: For direct connection to the DSL only. Verify with your ISP if they use PPPoE (The
option is only for Lan1).
IP address: Displays the DVR’s current IP Address. A static IP address must be set manually. If
DHCP is selected, this value will be assigned automatically.
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Subnet Mask: Displays the subnet mask for your network so the DVR will be recognized
within the network. If DHCP is selected, this value will be assigned automatically.
Gateway: Displays the gateway on your network for the DVR to use when communicating
with any devices not on the local network. If DHCP is selected, this value will be assigned
automatically.
DNS Server 1: Displays the primary DNS server for your network. If DHCP is selected and an
internet connection is available, this value should be assigned automatically. This field must
have a valid DNS address in order to use the DDNS feature (see 6.7.3 DDNS).
DNS Server 2: This field shows the secondary DNS server for your network.
HTTP Port: Port number for HTTP/WEB communication.
Bandwidth Limit (Kbps): Specify, disabled / 128 K/ 256 K / 512 K / 768K / 1M / 3M bps. This is
the maximum bandwidth that the DVR is allowed to use on the network. This is a useful
function when connecting the DVR to busy or heavily loaded networks, or when accessing the
DVR(s) over a WAN.
Connect: Click to test the network connection.
Additional information:
1. Set up the DVR Network Menu according to the instructions detailed in the Networking
chapter of this DVR’s manual.
a. If using DHCP, all settings will be detected automatically. While DHCP is a useful tool
for determining the network settings, if you set up your DVR in this manner its IP
address may change at different times for different reasons, particularly after a power
failure. If the IP address of the DVR changes, you may have difficulties accessing your
DVR locally and/or remotely. It is strongly recommended that you assign a fixed (static)
IP address to your DVR, and that in order to avoid address conflicts the IP address
assigned be outside of the DHCP range of addresses your router issues to DHCP clients.
Please do not set the DHCP address issued to the DVR by the router as its static IP
address unless you take specific steps that program your router to prevent such
address conflicts.
b. If using a Fixed IP (recommended), you will need to input the information manually. In
order for DDNS to work, you must enter valid data, compatible with your network, for
all four of the network setting fields: IP address, subnet mask, default gateway and the
DNS Address (depending on your network hardware and IP configuration this may be
the IP address of your router/gateway, or it may be the actual IP address of the local
DNS server). The DNS server IP is required because your DNS server provides critical
information necessary for the DVR to communicate with the DDNS server.
You can obtain the actual DNS IP from your Internet Service Provider (ISP); or, from a PC
located on the same LAN as the DVR, go to http://www.dnsserverlist.org/ to obtain a list of
the IP addresses of their recommendation of the best servers to use for your location.
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2. If you are connecting through a router, make sure that you have ‘opened up’ all the
required network ports in the port forwarding section of your router’s setup options. That
is, you have directed the router to send any incoming traffic using those IP ports to the
LAN IP address of the DVR. Useful information about router port forwarding can be found
at www.portforward.com . Different routers may use different terms for port forwarding
function. For instance, D-Link calls it virtual server, Netopia calls it pinholes.
The default port for the DVR is: 80
Note: Port 80 is the default port used for Web browsing. Because of this, in order to
prevent the average user from hosting a Web server, most ISPs BLOCK traffic using port 80
from reaching the average site. If you only plan to view your DVR on a LAN, you can use
port 80, and don’t have to concern yourself with DDNS or routers. However, if you desire
remote access to your DVR, perhaps using DDNS (optional), you MUST select functional
ports and set up the port forwarding in your router. Other ports, such as 8080 and 8000
are sometimes blocked by ISPs as well.
What port(s) should be used? There are 65,535 valid IP ports to choose from. These are
broken down into three groups:
•
Well Known Ports 0 thru 1023
•
Registered Ports 1024 thru 49151
•
Dynamic and/or Private Ports 49152 thru 65535
So, rather than encounter a port conflict by choosing a port commonly used for another
purpose (like port 25 for SMTP mail or port 448 for secure sockets), choose an ‘unusual’
port number. For example, add 50,000 to your house number: 50,123 is less likely to lead
to a port conflict. For a list of the known and registered ports, see
http://www.iana.org/assignments/port-numbers
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6.7.2
Email
You can configure the Email settings for DVR to send Email alert when an event occurs.
Figure 6-24
SMTP Server: Assign the SMTP (e-mail) server’s name. Note that for more reliable email
service, use the server’s IP address.
SMTP Port: Assign the port number used by the SMTP server.
Authentication: Check this box if the SMTP server requires authentication (user name /
password).
SSL: Check the box if mail server needs communication to be encrypted by SSL.
User Name: Input the login user name if the SMTP server requires authentication.
Password: Input the password if the SMTP server requires authentication.
Confirm: Input the password again to confirm the password.
Sender Email: Input the e-mail address of the sender (the DVR). Sender’s e-mail address has
to match the user name and password above.
Receiver Email 1: Input the first e-mail address that event messages are sent to.
Receiver Email 2: Input the second e-mail address that event messages are sent to.
Receiver Email 3: Input the third e-mail address that event messages are sent to.
Email Subject: Input email subject.
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6.7.3
DDNS
DDNS (Dynamic Domain Name System) is a service used to map a domain name to the
dynamic IP address of a network device. You can set up the DDNS service for remote access to
the DVR.
Figure 6-25
DDNS assigns a domain name (URL) to the DVR, so that the user does not need to go through
the trouble of checking if the IP address assigned by DHCP Server has changed. Once the IP is
changed, the DVR will automatically update the information to the DDNS to ensure it is
always available for remote access.
Before enabling the following DDNS function, user should have applied for a host name from
the DDS service provider’s website. We support four DDNS server providers:
www.everfocusddns.com and www.dyndns.com.
Note: We highly recommend that you use xxxx.everfocusddns.com for the simplicity of
setting up your DVR.
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6.7.3.1
EverFocus DDNS
Note that the DNS Server 1 (6.7.1 LAN) should be set up correctly or the DDNS will not work.
Figure 6-26
DDNS Service: Select EverfocusDDNS from the drop-down list.
DVR Name: Input the desired name for the DVR. Note that the name of the DVR cannot
include a space, or a dot (period) or any special characters particularly ~ ! @ # $ % ^ & * ( ) + <
>";:.,
Note:
1. It is not necessary to append the HTTP port number to the DDNS name. The EverFocus
DDNS server not only keeps track of your DVR’s IP address, but also keeps track of the
ports.
2. You can go to http://www.everfocusddns.com to check the DDNS name can be
registered or not.
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6.7.3.2
www.dyndns.org
Figure 6-27
DDNS Service: Select www.dyndns.org from the drop-down list.
Host name: Host name created through the dyndns account.
User name: User name of the dyndns account.
Password: Password of the dyndns account.
Confirm: Input the password again to confirm.
Setup Steps:
1. Apply for a host name from www.dyndns.org.
2. Make sure that the DNS Server 1 is set up correctly (see DNS Server 1 in 6.7.1 LAN) or the
DDNS will not work.
3. Select www.dyndns.org from the DDNS Service drop-down list.
4. Enter the host name in the Host Name field. Note that the name of the DVR cannot
include a space, or a dot (period) or any special characters particularly ~ ! @ # $ % ^ & * ( )
+<>";:.,_
5. Enter the User Name / Password of the dyndns account.
6. The setting is complete. And you should now be able to remotely connect the DVR by
typing the name you created into the address bar. Example: http://hostname.dyndns.com
Note: If you are connecting through a router, make sure that you have opened up all the required
network ports in the “Port Forwarding” section of your router’s setup options. The default port
of the DVR is 80. To set up Port Forwarding, please consult the manual of the router.
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6.7.4
FTP
Set up the FTP server settings to enable the FTP function. The function is for users to upload
the alarm / motion recordings or snapshots from sub stream to the FTP server. You can
choose to upload either the recordings or snapshots, please see 6.4.1 Alarm and 6.4.3
Motion.
Figure 6-28
FTP Server: Enter the IP address or the host name of the FTP server.
Port: Enter the port number for the FTP server. Default is 21.
User Name: Set FTP User’s name.
Password: Set FTP password.
Confirm: Input the FTP password again to confirm.
File Name: Enter the file name.
Note: If you want to upload recordings to the FTP, please go to the Remote / Mobile setting
page to select H.264 codec.
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6.7.5
Alarm Server
You can send out the alarm notifications to EverFocus’s CMS software. Please also consult the
CMS’s user manual for network alarm settings.
Figure 6-29
Server IP1~3: IP address of client PC. The network alarm can be transmitted to up to 3
addresses.
Protocol: Select the protocol type for alarm transmission. Note the protocol selected here
should match the protocol set up for the CMS alarm server.
UDP: User Datagram Protocol.
TCP: Transmission Control Protocol.
Port: Select the transmission port for network alarm messages. The port setup here should
match the port set up for the CMS alarm server.
Network ID: The network ID is an identifier for the alarm transmitter (DVR sending the
alarm).
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6.7.6
Remote / Mobile
You can configure the compression format for the sub-stream for mobile phone access. Select
H.264 or MJPEG codec to enable the mobile phone access function. Note that if you also want
to use the FTP function for uploading the recordings (MP4 video format), please select the
H.264 codec.
Figure 6-30
H.264: The H.264 codec is compatible with iOS and Android MobileFocus applications and IE
Web browser viewing on iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Android, and BlackBerry.
MJPEG: The MJPEG codec is compatible with iOS and Android MobileFocus applications and
IE Web browser viewing on iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Android, and BlackBerry.
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6.7.7
Network Testing
The Ping utility is useful in diagnosing connectivity problems by obtaining responses from
nodes progressively farther along the network. DNS functionality can also be confirmed by
entering a valid DNS name instead of an IP address.
Figure 6-31
To verify basic network connectivity between the DVR and other LAN or WAN nodes, click the
Ping button.
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6.8 Schedule Setting
You can set up the recording schedule with the desired time, event types or FPS.
6.8.1
Express Setup
You can set up a weekly recording schedule for the DVR to automatically record videos.
Figure 6-32
Weekend Start: Select a start date and time for the weekend.
Weekend End: Select an end date and time for the weekend.
Daytime Start: Select a weekday start time (Nighttime schedule ends when Daytime begins).
Daytime End: Select a weekday end time (Nighttime schedule ends when Daytime ends).
Record Type: Select a recording type for each time period.
Disable: No recording during the scheduled time period.
Normal+Event: Continuous and Event recordings.
Event Only: Event recordings only.
Normal: Select a frame rate per second (FPS) for the Continuous Recording.
Event: Select a frame rate per second (FPS) for the Event Recording.
Action: Check the box to enable the Buzzer, Alarm Out, E-mail and Network actions selected
in 6.4 Event when an event occurs during the selected time period.
Note: For Holiday and Others, you can set up the recording schedule in 6.8.2 Holidays.
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6.8.2
Holidays
In addition to set up a weekly recording schedule, you can also set up a holiday recording
schedule to automatically record videos on a specific day of the year.
Figure 6-33
Date Type: Select Holiday or Others if you have configured the settings in 6.8.1 Express Setup.
The Holiday and Others are two different groups designed for you to assign special days
independently.
Recurrent Type: Select a date layout for the selected group above.
Disabled: Select to disable the Holiday / Others recording schedule.
One time: Select this option and then set up the specific date and year in the Details field.
The DVR will start recording on this specific date.
Month/date: Select this option and then set up the specific date in the Details field. The
DVR will start recording on this date yearly.
Month/Weekday: Select this option and then set up the specific date in the Details field.
The DVR will start recording on this specific date.
Details: Click to specify the date for the selected group above.
Previous: Previous Page (30 Holidays Total)
Next: Next Page (30 Holidays Total)
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6.8.3
Schedule
You can set up the camera recording mode by time of day on specific days of the week and/or
holidays and other days. Please note that after the configuration, you have to check the
Schedule Record box in the Record setting page to enable the schedule recording mode.
Figure 6-34
Camera (1~16): Select a camera number to change the schedule for the selected camera.
Each camera can be controlled during a 24-hour time block for Holiday (Hol), Other (Oth),
Sunday (Sun), Monday (Mon), Tuesday (Tue), Wednesday (Wed), Thursday (Thu), Friday (Fri),
or Saturday (Sat).
Time (0~23): The numbers represent the 24 hours of a day.
Time Bar: The time bar uses three different colors to distinguish each recording mode.
Gray (No Rec): No recording during this time block.
Pink (E): Only events are recorded during this time block.
Blue-green (N+E): (Default) Normal and event recording during this time block.
There are 48 blocks on the time bar, and each block represents half hour respectively. When
moving the cursor onto the time bar, the exact time will appear at the right side of the time
bar (shown as the above figure).
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Schedule setting using Mouse
1.
Select a camera first and click on desired start time block (no number on it) on a time bar.
At this time, the selected time block will be highlighted in yellow frame and the entire
time bar will be highlighted by red frame.
2.
Click the desired start time block again to confirm, and this block (shows a new sequence
number on it) and all the following blocks will turn to gray. This means the grey time
blocks has been set to No Recording mode.
3.
To change the time blocks to different record mode (which shows a different color),
users need to click again on the block (with number on it) of any section. Every time the
user clicks the first block of a section, the color switches from gray->pink ->blue-green.
4.
Repeat the above steps to configure the record modes. You can configure up to six
record modes on each time bar.
Schedule setting using the front panel buttons
1.
Enter schedule setting mode: Select the “Schedule’ icon on the configuration menu and
press the ‘Enter’ button; the left hand column will be highlighted in a white frame. Use
the Jog wheel to highlight the ‘Schedule’ choice and press the “Enter” button to enter the
schedule setting mode. At this time, the whole editing area at the lower right side will be
highlighted within a white frame.
Figure 6-35
2.
Selecting camera: Use the Shuttle/Jog wheel to switch to Camera selection mode. The
selected camera number will be highlighted with a green frame, and press Enter button.
Figure 6-36
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3.
Select desired time bar for setting: Use the Jog wheel to select a time bar and press the
Enter button. The selected time bar will be highlighted with a red frame, and the first
block of this bar will be selected (highlighted in yellow frame).
Figure 6-37
4.
Editing blocks in a time bar: Use the Shuttle wheel to select the desired block as the
starting time, and press the Enter button to confirm. At this time, the current and all
following blocks will turn into gray, which means this gray timezone has been set to the
recording mode of gray (No Rec). User can also change the timezone to a different record
mode (with different color) by following the instructions in the next step.
Figure 6-38
5.
Changing recording mode (color) of a timezone: Use the Shuttle wheel to switch to the
first block (with number on it) of a timezone. Press the Enter button, this timezone will
switch to another color, which means switching to another record mode. The color
switch sequence is gray->pink->blue-green.
Figure 6-39
6.
To exit the screen, press the “Menu/Esc” button as required to move up the menu levels
and, if desired, out of the menu system.
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Click the “Edit Timezone” button to edit the recording parameters for a time zone.
Figure 6-40
Editing Timezone:
From: Displays time zone start time.
To: Displays time zone end time.
Record: Displays Record mode.
Resolution: Recording resolution is displayed.
Normal: Frame rate in FPS for continuous recording. It is important to keep track of the
normal recording resources being allocated at each hours of the day. Increasing the Normal
recording resolution and/or rate can inadvertently request more recording resources than the
DVR is capable of delivering, or allocate so much of the DVRs resources that there is no excess
available for increased FPS rate and/or resolution in response to an Event.
The speed is limited by the maximum total recording capacity of the DVR as allocated across
TV standard in global setting, all the installed cameras, with an upper limit of 30 FPS (NTSC –
25 PAL) per individual camera (real time recording). The PARAGON960 X4 can record 480 fps
(NTSC) / 400 fps (PAL) at WD1.
Since EverFocus DVRs have the capability to change the FPS rate in response to events, it may
be advisable to reserve some recording capacity for event response.
Event: Maximum desired frame rate in frames per second (FPS) for event recording; if more
than one camera requires simultaneous event recording, the total for all cameras cannot
exceed the maximum available FPS for the DVR at the corresponding resolution setting, and
the available FPS may be divided across the cameras responding to an event.
Action: Check this box to enable notifications enabled elsewhere (Buzzer, Alarm out, E-mail,
and Network Alarm) when an event occurs.
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Apply to Days: This button can be used to copy schedules to other days. Select which days
you wish to copy to. "Select All" selects all days, “Clear All” deselects all days. Click “OK” to
copy the settings or "Cancel" to exit without copying.
Figure 6-41
Apply to Cameras: This button can be used to copy schedules to other cameras. Select which
cameras you wish to copy to. "Select All" selects all cameras, “Clear All” deselects all cameras.
Click “OK” to copy the settings or "Cancel" to exit without copying.
Figure 6-42
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6.9 System Setting
You can configure the general settings for the DVR in this menu.
6.9.1
Date / Time
You can set up the date and time for the DVR.
Figure 6-43
Date: Click to bring up the on-screen keyboard to set up the date.
Time: Click to bring up the on-screen clock to set up the time.
Date Format: Select a date format from the drop-down list.
Time Format: Select a time format from the drop-down list.
Time Zone: Select a time zone for the DVR to adjust to when updating from the time server.
NTP: Select Disable / Enable for NTP time synchronization.
NTP Server: Displays the time server address that the DVR uses for time synchronization.
Requires operating network configuration and WAN or LAN access to a compatible NTP server.
To find a compatible NTP address, follow the steps below:
a. Use a computer connected to the Network.
b. Click Start > Run > type “command” and then click OK.
c. In the DOS Prompt, type “ping pool.ntp.org” to find out the IP address of an NTP
Server.
NTP Update Interval: The frequency that the system automatically updates the time via the
NTP server. Select Daily, Weekly or Monthly.
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6.9.2
Daylight Saving
You can configure the settings for DVR to automatically adjust to daylight saving time.
Figure 6-44
Daylight Saving: Check the box to enable automatic daylight saving time (DST).
Start Date: Set the start date for daylight saving time.
Start Time (hh:mm): Set the time when daylight saving time begins.
Set To (hh:mm): This is what the time will change to when daylight saving begins. For most
regions, this will be one hour ahead of the “Start Time”.
End Date: Set the end date for daylight saving time.
End Time (hh:mm): Set the time when daylight saving time ends.
The time change difference on the End Date will be the same as the difference between the
Start Time and End Time entered for the Start Date (typically 1 hour as in the example
shown).
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6.9.3
User Group
This setting page is used for configuring the privilege of the three access levels: Administrator,
Manager and Operator. Check the boxes under an access level to enable the privileges of that
access level. For example, if you check the Clear Log box under the Operator access level,
only the Operator has the privilege to clear log.
Figure 6-45
Manage User at Own Level: Check this box for the user of an access level to be able to
configure other users’ settings of the same level at the User Management setting page (see
6.9.4 User Management). For example, if this box under the Operator level has been checked,
any user with the Operator privilege can go to the User Management setting page to set up
the settings of other Operators.
User Management: Check this box under an access level to enable the users of that level to
access the User Management and User Group setting page.
Note: Users with the Administrator account have full privileges, so the checkboxes under the
Administrator access level will always be grayed out. The Administrator can grant privileges
to both the Manager and Operator while the Manager can only give privileges to the
Operator. The Operator has no right to configure this page.
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6.9.4
User Management
You can create multiple user accounts (max: 20 user accounts) with different privileges. The
DVR has default user accounts which you can choose to copy, edit, add or delete, and the
default password is 11111111.
Figure 6-46
Copy: Click the
account.
button to copy the settings of an existing user account to a new user
Edit: Click the
button to edit the settings of an existing user account.
Add: Click the
button to add a new user.
Delete: Click the
button to delete
Login: Check the box to enable the User Login function after logging out the DVR. For details
on logging in the DVR, please refer to 3.3.1 Login.
Auto User Log Off: Check the box to automatically logoff the DVR after 3 minutes of inactivity.
Previous: Click to return to the previous page.
Next: Click to enter the next page.
Apply: Click to apply all the settings.
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You can further configure each user account and its settings individually, see the steps below:
1.
Click on a user account (Figure 6-46).
2.
Click the Add, Copy or Edit button, and the following page appears.
Figure 6-47
User Name: Click to bring up the keyboard and input the desired user name.
User Group: Select a user group (access level).
Status: Select to enable or disable the user account.
Password: Input the password.
Confirm: Enter the same password again to confirm.
Camera Access: Click to bring up a new setting page (figure 6-48), and check the boxes
to enable the live, playback or PTZ functions of the cameras for local or remote access.
User Right: Check the boxes to enable the functions for the user account.
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Figure 6-48
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6.9.5
I/O Control
The I/O Control setup menu is used to define the settings for controlling the DVR through
RS-485 / RS-232 communication protocol and for DVR to control the connected PTZ cameras.
Please note that the RS-232 port on the DVR is currently reserved.
Figure 6-49
RS-232
Type: Select Control or Text Insert.
Baud Rate: This field is to set the speed at which is used to transmit instruction or
information through the RS-232 port on the DVR. There are eight different speeds: 1200 BPS,
2400 BPS, 4800 BPS, 9600 BPS, 19200 BPS, 38400 BPS, 57600 BPS and 115200 BPS.
Data Bit: This field is the data bit at which you will be transferring. There are two settings for
this option: 8 or 7.
Stop Bit: This field is to set the stop bit for the RS-232 connection. There are two different
stop bits, 1 or 2.
Parity: This field is to select the parity level at which you will be connected. You can choose
between None, Odd, or Even parity levels.
Note: For details on the RS-232 related settings, please consult the Technical Support
Department of EverFocus.
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RS-485
PTZ Protocol: Select PTZ protocol, choose from the following protocols: Transparent, Pelco_D,
Pelco_P, Everfocus or Samsung. (Note: All cameras on the RS-485 bus must use the same
protocol)
485 ID: This is the ID used by the EKB500 to send commands to the DVR. On an RS-485
connection, every device (PTZ, DVR and controller) must be assigned an unique ID number
between 0 and 127.
Baud Rate: This field is to set the speed at which is used to transmit instruction or
information through the RS-485 port on the DVR. There are eight different speeds: 1200 BPS,
2400 BPS, 4800 BPS, 9600 BPS, 19200 BPS, 38400 BPS, 57600 BPS and 115200 BPS.
Data Bit: This field is the data bit at which you will be transferring. There are two settings for
this option: 8 or 7.
Stop Bit: This field is to set the stop bit for the RS232 connection. There are two different stop
bits, 1 or 2.
Parity: This field is to select the parity level at which you will be connected. You can choose
between None, Odd, or Even parity levels.
Control: One remote control can be used to operate four DVRs. The DVR to be addressed is
selected by pressing the key corresponding to its ID number on the IR Remote control. Please
refer to Appendix E: IR Remote Control.
IR Controller ID: Set up an ID for the DVR and allow the IR remote control to control this DVR.
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6.9.6
Miscellaneous
You can upgrade the latest firmware, restore the factory default settings to the DVR, upload /
save the DVR configuration settings from / to the USB or change the language in this setup
menu.
Figure 6-50
Firmware
Current Firmware Version: Shows the current firmware version of the DVR.
Upgrade: Click to upgrade the latest firmware. Note you will need to restore the firmware file
to the USB flash device and then connect the USB flash device to the DVR.
Configurations
Load Factory Default: Click to restore the DVR to factory default settings. The User Account,
Network IP Settings, and Time settings will not be affected.
Load From USB: Click to upload the DVR configurations restored in the USB flash device.
Save To USB: Click to save the DVR configurations to the USB flash device.
Language: Choose which language the DVR uses.
Allowed Remote Reboot: Check the box to enable restarting the DVR via the Network.
Figure 6-51
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6.10 Information
You can see the DVR information and Log data in this menu. Or export the log data to the USB
storage device.
6.10.1 System
In the System Menu, you can only see the information of the DVR, Network or HDD. No
configuration can be done in this menu.
Figure 6-52
【System】
Version: Displays the firmware version.
Model: Displays the model name of the DVR.
NTSC / PAL: Displays the current video format automatically detected by the DVR.
S/N: Display the serial number of the DVR.
【Lan】
IP 1 / IP 2: Displays the IP address of LAN 1 / LAN 2 set up in the Network or Express menu.
MAC 1 / MAC 2: Displays the MAC address of LAN 1 / LAN2. This option cannot be changed.
DVR Name: Displays the DDNS name if configured.
Network ID: The ID number for EverFocus’ CMS as set up in the Alarm Server menu.
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【Status】
Disk (1~4): Displays the status of the internal hard disks. Normal hard disk operation is
indicated by “OK”.
Disk (5~8): Displays the status of the external eSATA storage device. Normal eSATA storage
device operation is indicated by “OK”
Fans: Displays the status of the internal fan. Normal fan operation is indicated by “OK”.
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6.10.2 Log
You can choose, display or export log data using this menu.
Figure 6-53
Start Date / End Date: Click to bring up the on-screen keyboard to set up the start / end date.
Start Time / End Time: Click to bring up the on-screen clock to set up the start / end time.
Log Type: Select the desired log types.
View Log: Click to bring up the Log List shown as below.
Figure 6-54
Clear Log: Click to delete all the selected log data.
Export Log to USB: Click the Export button to export the log data to the USB storage device.
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Chapter
7
7. Remote Access to the DVR
7.1
Accessing the DVR on the Network
Follow the steps below to access the DVR from a computer.
1.
Open an Internet Explorer window and in the address bar type the IP address.
Local connection:
http:// (IP address from the DVR’s Network Menu): IP port used
e.g. http://192.168.1.163:2468
Internet connection:
http:// (IP address given by your Internet Service Provider): IP port used
e.g. http://57.182.67.204:2468
2.
The Login window pops up. Type the User Name and Password. The default User Name is
admin, while the password is 11111111. Click OK.
Figure 7-1
3.
Click OK to log in to the Web Interface of the DVR.
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7.2 Browser Security Setting
7.2.1
Installing ActiveX Controls
Follow the steps below to install the ActiveX Controls and JAVA Runtime when you first
connect to the DVR’s IP address. If you do not see the following dialog (Figure 7-2), your
security settings may be too high. If so, go to “Section 7.2.2 Enabling ActiveX Controls.”
1. When first connecting to the DVR’s IP address, the following dialog will show up if you
didn’t install the JAVA software or its latest version on your computer.
Figure 7-2
2. Please click OK to go to the JAVA website http://www.java.com/en/, and download the
latest version of the JAVA software.
3. After installation is completed, connect the DVR’s IP address again and the ActiveX yellow
bar may pop up on the top of the window. Please click it to run the JAVA application.
4. If there is an alert dialog popping up, go to the Control Panel > JAVA Control Panel. Click
Advanced tap on the top of the window, and scroll to “Mixed code (sandboxed vs. trusted)
security verification”, and select the Enable – hide warning and run with protections.
Figure 7-3
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5. You may also prompt to install the MSXML file. Please right-click the yellow bar and select
“Run Add-on…”
Figure 7-4
6. Install the MSXML file when prompted to do so.
Figure 7-5
7. Now you will be able to see the remote live page.
Figure 7-6
8. Please refer to 2.5 Checking the Dynamic IP Address to adjust the settings of the User
Account Control if you still can’t see the remote live view.
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7.2.2
Enabling ActiveX Controls
Note this section is only necessary if you DO NOT see the dialog (Figure 7-2) popping up when
you first connect to the DVR.
1. At the top of the Internet Explorer Window, click on Tools and then select Internet
Options.
Figure 7-7
2. Click the Security tab at the top of the window and then click Custom Level….
Figure 7-8
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3. In the Security Settings window, scroll to “ActiveX controls and plug-ins”.
Figure 7-9
Set the controls as follows:
“Enable”:
 Allow previously unused ActiveX controls to run without prompt (Internet
Explorer 7 only)
 Allow scriptlets (IE7 only)
 Automatic prompting for ActiveX controls
 Binary and script behaviors
 Display video and animation on a webpage that does not use external media player
(IE7 only)
 Run ActiveX controls and plug-ins
 Script ActiveX controls marked safe for scripting
“Prompt”:
 Download signed ActiveX controls
 Download unsigned ActiveX controls
“Disable”:
Initialize and script ActiveX controls not marked as safe
4. Click OK and then choose Yes to change the security settings.
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5. Close the window so you are back at the login screen.
6. Click the Refresh button to reload the page.
Figure 7-10
7. Install the EverfocusViewer file when prompted to do so.
Figure 7-11
8. Once the file finishes installing, you will return to the same login page as before. Type in
the user name and password and click Login to view the cameras. The default User Name
is admin, while the password is 11111111.
Figure 7-12
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7.3 Remote Live View
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Figure 7-13
No.
1
2
3
Name
Menu Bar
Layout
Sub / Main
4
Speaker /
Microphone /
Snapshot
5
Channel Buttons
Description
For configuring the DVR. Please refer to 4. OSD Root Menu.
Click a desired layout.
Click to switch between the Main stream and Sub stream.
Click the Speaker button to transfer audio to the client side from
DVR if there is a speaker on the PC and a microphone and preamp
attached to the DVR, and audio recording is enabled on the DVR.
Click the Microphone button to transfer audio to DVR from client
side if there is a microphone attached to the PC and an amplifier
and speaker attached to the DVR.
Click the Snapshot button to save a snapshot of the video image
currently being displayed.
Click to display the channel in full screen.
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6
Status Highlight
Black Circle: Indicates the DVR is recording in sub-stream.
Red Circle: Indicates the DVR is recording in main-stream.
White: Indicates the live view is in a normal status.
Orange: Indicates a motion is being detected.
Blue: Indicates video loss.
Red: Indicates an alarm / event is triggered.
Grey: Indicates the live view is disabled.
7
Live View Window
Double-click on a camera image to enlarge the current display to
full screen; double-click again to return to the normal view.
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7.4 Menu Bar
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
Figure 7-14
No. Name
Description
1
Live View
2
Express
Click to display the live view window.
Click to configure the global express settings for all cameras. Please refer
to 6.1 Express.
3
4
5
6
Camera
Record
Event
Hard Disk
7
Display
8
Network
9
Schedule
10
System
11
Information
Displays the system information. Please refer to 6.10 Information.
12
Copy
Click to archive the recordings from the DVR to the client PC. Please refer
to 4.8 Archiving the Recordings or Log Data to the USB or DVD.
13
Search
Search the recordings for remote playback. Please refer to 7.5 Remote
Playback.
14
PTZ
Click to control the connected PTZ cameras. Please refer to 4.1 PTZ.
Click to configure the camera settings. Please refer to 6.2 Camera.
Click to configure the record settings. Please refer to 6.3 Record.
Click to configure the alarm / event settings. Please refer to 6.4 Event.
Click to display the HDD information. Please refer to 6.5 Hard Disk.
Click to configure the display settings for displaying the camera
information on the camera live view. Please refer to 6.6 Display Settings.
Click to configure the network settings. Please refer to 6.7 Network
Settings.
Click to configure the recording schedule. Please refer to 6.8 Schedule
Setting.
Click to configure the DVR time / user privilege / IO control / UI language
or upgrading firmware and etc. Please refer to 6.9 System Setting.
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7.5 Remote Playback
To playback the recordings remotely, click the Search button on the Menu Bar. Click Time Search,
Event Search or Smart Search and then set up the settings. For more details about Search
setting, please refer to 5.3 Searching the Recordings for Playing Back.
Double-click on a recording, the following Remote Playback Window appears.
Fast Rewind
Reverse
Stop Pause
Play
Figure 7-15
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Chapter
8.
8
Specifications
Model Name
System
Operating System
Number of Channels
RAM
Watchdog
Dual Stream
OSD Menu
Built-in DVD Burner
System Control
Pentaplex Operation
PTZ Protocol Supported
Video
Video Compression
Format
Video Format
Video Inputs
Main
Video Outputs
Call
Looping Outputs
Recording
NTSC
Recording
Frame Rate
PAL
Playback Frame NTSC
Rate
PAL
Recording Modes
Playback Search
Audio
Audio Input
Audio Output
Alarm
Alarm Inputs
Alarm Outputs
PARAGON960 X4
Embedded Linux
16CH
2 GB
Yes
Yes
Yes
Slim Type DVD Burner (Optional)
Front Panel Buttons, Mouse, Web UI, IR Remote Control
Simultaneous Live, Recording, Playback, Archive and Remote
Viewing
EverFocus, Pelco D, Pelco P, Samsung, Transparent
H.264 / MJPEG
NTSC / PAL (auto detected by system)
16 x BNC
HDMI or VGA (selectable)
BNC, HDMI or VGA (selectable)
16 x BNC
30 fps/ch at WD1, D1, 2CIF, CIF (Total: 480 fps)
25 fps/ch at WD1, D1, 2CIF, CIF (Total: 400 fps)
30 fps/ch at WD1, D1, 2CIF, CIF (Total: 480 fps)
25 fps/ch at WD1, D1, 2CIF, CIF (Total: 400 fps)
Manual, Schedule and Event; or, choose Number of Days
Date / Time, Event, Motion in Recorded Video, Snapshot by
Interval
4 x RCA socket; Line level
2 x RCA socket; Line level
16 inputs
4 x relays; 30 VDC at 1A rating
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Storage Device
Internal 3.5” HDD
External Storage
RAID
Network
Ethernet
Protocol
Interface
USB 2.0
RS-232
RS-485
Ethernet
Power
General
Power Input
Power Consumption
Operating Temperature
Dimensions (W x D x H)
Weight
Language
Regulatory
Applications
Remote View Support
Mobile View Support
Functions
Video Pause
Video Loss Detection
Motion Detection
Event Log
User Interface
Control PTZ via OSD
Schedule Setting
User Access
4 Internal SATA HDDs, up to 16 TB
1 eSATA port (EDA450), up to 16 TB
HW RAID 0,1
2 x Gigabit Ethernet
TCP-IP / DHCP / PPPoE / DDNS
2 x USB 2.0 port (on Front Panel)
9 pin D-Sub socket (male)
3 pin Terminal connector
2 x RJ-45
3-pin power socket
100-240 VAC~
150W max.
0°C~40°C / 32°F~104°F (20~80% humidity)
430 x 423 x 95mm / 16.93" x 16.65" x 3.74"
6 kg / 13.2 lbs (without HDDs)
English, Japanese, Traditional Chinese, Spanish, Deutsch, French,
Russian, Portuguese (Brazil), Dutch, Simplified Chinese
CE, FCC, UL
Remote live view and playback support on various web browsers
including Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox and Safari
Integrated with EverFocus’ CMS
Live view on mobile browsers
Integrated with EverFocus’ Mobile applications for iOS and
Android devices
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
GUI (Graphical User Interface)
Yes (via both local and remote interfaces)
Supports Express and Advanced Schedule Setting
3 Levels of User Access Defined
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Chapter
9
9.
Troubleshooting
If you have problems with the system, run through the following checklist to see if you can solve
the problem.
The DVR will not go into record mode.



Bring up the DVR’s Menu and check under the Camera Menu. Verify that all connected
cameras are checked as “Installed” and that Record Mode is set to “Continuous”.
Check the Disk or Information Menus and verify that the internal hard drive is being
detected.
The DVR displays nothing on the main monitor.




Make sure the monitor is connected to either HDMI port or the VGA port. If the monitor
has multiple inputs, make sure it is on the correct input source and display setting.
Check that the monitor cables are good and power is on.
Verify the recorder is getting the correct supply power.
There is no display coming from one of the channels on the DVR.



In the DVR’s Camera Menu, make sure that all cameras are checked as “Installed” and
unchecked for “Covert”.
If there is still no picture, switch ports or connect a working camera to the port that has
no picture. If you get an image, the problem is coming from the camera or cable.
I cannot connect to the recorder via the internet.
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Check that you can connect to the DVR on the LAN.
Check that the DVR has a static IP address and the port used by the DVR is forwarded
correctly to that IP address in the router.
Verify that your Internet Service Provider does not block the IP port being used
Make sure you are using the correct WAN IP address given by the ISP, or, if you have a
Dynamic IP, check if the IP address has changed; use DDNS to avoid problems caused by
changing ISP addresses.
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Appendix
A
Appendix A: Network Overview
This chapter will give you a basic instruction on how to set up the DVR for network connection. It
is highly recommended that you have a working knowledge of what a network is and how it works.
This will be helpful in completing the networking process.
Introduction to TCP / IP
TCP/IP is the group of protocols used by the Internet and most Local Area Networks (LANs)
throughout the world. In TCP/IP, every computer or other communications device that is
connected to the network has a unique IP address. By doing this you are giving your device a
unique address similar to the address of your house. An IP address is composed of four octets
(numbers in the range of 0 to 255) separated by decimal points. The IP address is used to uniquely
identify a host or computer on the LAN. For example, one computer on a network could have an IP
address of 192.168.1.127.
You should never give two or more devices the same exact IP address, but the first three octets of
an IP address is often the same for all computers in the local area network. For example, if a total
of 253 computers exist in a single LAN, the IP addresses could be assigned starting with
192.168.1.x, where x represents a number in the range of 2 to 254. In IPP address could be
compared with a telephone number.
Subnet Masks
Each host in a LAN has a subnet mask. The subnet mask is a set of octets that is used to determine
which LAN or class it belongs to. The number 255 is usually used to represent the network address
portion of the IP address and a zero is placed at the end to identify the host portion of the address.
Basically the subnet mask tells the devices how the network addresses are organized, and helps to
determine which addresses are local and which are remote (on the other side of the router).
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Gateway Address
Addressees are either local or remote. A gateway address is composed of four octets separated by
decimal points. The gateway address is used to uniquely identify the device on the LAN that has
access to the communications links connecting to other LANs, WANs and/or the Internet (access
to the ‘remote’ addresses).
Virtual Ports
A port number represents a "channel" or entryway for network communications. Port numbers
allow different computers to utilize network resources without interfering with each other. Port
numbers most commonly appear in network programming, particularly socket programming.
Sometimes, though, port numbers are made visible to the casual user. For example, some
websites on the Internet use a URL like the following:
http://www.sitename.com:8100/
In this example, the number 8100 refers to the port number used by the browser to connect to
the web server. The standard port number used by web sites is 80, so this number does not need
to be included with the URL (although it can be). In IP networking, port numbers can theoretically
range from 0 to 65535. Most popular network applications, though, use port numbers at the lower
end of the range (such as 80 for HTTP). Ports are similar to doors and windows of your house,
with port 80 acting as the front door. If these are not open you could not enter the house. This is
the same case with ports on a network. If the ports for a specific IP address are not open then you
could not gain access to that IP address.
Note: The term port also refers to several other aspects of network technology. A port can
refer to Ethernet connection points, such as those on a hub, switch, or router. The term port is
also used to refer to a physical connection point for peripheral devices such as serial, parallel,
and USB ports.
Another analogy would be: if a WAN IP address is similar to the phone number identify a site, IP
ports are similar to telephone extensions, in that they allow communication with specific devices
within a site that all share the same external (WAN) IP address. A router is a device which allows
multiple computers and other IP enabled equipment to share that single WAN IP address. It
functions like a “switchboard operator” – opening ports creates an association between those port
numbers and the LAN IP address of specific equipment on the LAN behind the router. When the
router sees a ‘call’ for a specific ‘extension’ (port), it directs that data stream to the (LAN IP
address of the) equipment associated with that ‘extension’ (port).
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Pre-Installation
Before beginning the installation, please answer the following questions:

Do you have Hi-speed Internet?
______________
There are many types of high speed Internet available. The most common ones are T1, Cable,
and DSL (in order of speed). The DVR is not compatible with a dial-up connection.
Note: EverFocus suggests having a minimum upload speed of 256KBps. This can be addressed
by your Internet Service Provider.

What type of modem/router do you have?
_________________________
Modem/router model name/ #
The modem/router was either installed by your Internet service provider or purchased by you
to establish a connection to the Internet. A router assigns different internal IP addresses to
local computers; this allows multiple computers to access the Internet through the same
external IP address.

Do you have a static IP address?
______________
A Static IP address means you use the same IP address every time you connect to the Internet.
With a static IP address, other Internet users always know the address of your location and
can easily connect with it. This makes it much simpler to host a website, email server, or other
type of server connection. Everfocus suggests using a static IP address. If this is not available,
you will need to use a dynamic IP address. This is explained below.

Do you have a dynamic IP address?
______________
A Dynamic IP address means your IP address changes each time you connect to the Internet.
We recommend asking your Internet service provider for a Static IP address. If this is not a
possibility, you may use the DDNS feature of the DVR. DDNS stands for Dynamic Domain
Name Server, a service that provides a central database where IP information can be stored
and retrieved. It allows those using a dynamic IP address to be registered centrally so users
can connect to it by name. See Chapter 7 for details on using EverFocus DDNS.
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
What type of DVR are you installing?
______________
The default ports are
ECOR264: 80
Paragon: 80
ECOR: 80, 1600
EDR/EDVR: 80, 1600, and 37260 – 37263
EMV: 80
If the ports were changed in the Network Setup, use those port numbers.
Pre-Installation
Everfocus’ DVR can operate using one of three types of networking connections.
Simple One to One Connection: A simple one to one connection is the simplest type of network
connection. It uses a cross-over cable to make a direct connection from one computer to another
(or in this case a computer to a DVR).
Direct High Speed Modem Connection: A direct modem connection uses a standard network cable
to connect the modem directly to a computer (or in this case a modem to the DVR). This type of
connection only covers single-port modems. For a combination modem/router, use the setup
described below.
Router or LAN Connection – A local area network connection requires either a router or a
pre-existing LAN connection. This is the most common type of connection. A router allows
multiple computers and DVR’s to access each other as well as the Internet. It assigns different
internal IP addresses to the computers.
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Appendix
B
Appendix B: Linksys & D-Link Port Forwarding
Typical Linksys Port Forwarding
This section will cover a few simple configurations for the Linksys router. This chapter is only to
offer some help to the installer and end user. Please understand we DO NOT support this product
and will not give tech support on it. If you need additional technical support on this router you
must call Linksys.
To access the Web-based Utility, launch a web browser and type the Router’s IP address, typically
192.168.1.1, in the address bar. Then press Enter. A password request page will appear.
(Non-Windows XP users will see a similar screen.) Leave the User Name field blank. The first time
you access the router, use the default password admin. Click the OK button to continue.
The first screen that appears displays the Setup tab. This allows you to change the Router's
general settings. Change these settings as described here and click the Save Settings button to
apply your changes or Cancel Changes to cancel your changes.
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Click on the “Applications & Gaming” tab.
Applications and Gaming allows you to set up public services on your network, such as web
servers, ftp servers, e-mail servers, or other specialized Internet applications. (Some Internet
applications may not require any forwarding) To forward a port, enter the information on each
line for the criteria required. Descriptions of each criterion are described here.
Application - In this field, enter the name you wish to give the application.
Start/End - Enter the starting number of the range under Start and the ending number under End.
Protocol - Enter the protocol used for this application, either TCP or UDP, or Both.
IP Address - For each application, enter the IP Address of the PC running the specific application.
Enable - Click the Enable checkbox to enable port forwarding for the relevant application.
When finished making changes, click the Save Settings button to apply your changes or Cancel
Changes to cancel them.
Here is an example for how the port information might look:
HTTP 80 to 80
Both 192.168.1.50 Enable
Where 192.168.1.50 is the IP address of the DVR on the LAN, and the default port 80 is in use.
Note: If you changed port 80 in the DVR’s Network Menu, open that port instead of 80.
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Typical D-Link Port Forwarding
This section will cover a few simple configurations for the D-Link router. This chapter is only to
offer some help to the installer and end user. Please understand we DO NOT support this product
and will not give tech support on it. If you need additional technical support on this router you
must call D-Link.
Whenever you want to configure your network or the DI-624, you can access the Configuration
Menu by opening a web-browser and typing in the IP Address of the DI-264.
The DI-264 default IP Address is 192.168.0.1.
 Type “admin” in the User Name field
 Leave the Password blank
 Click OK
The first screen that shows up is the Home Tab. This is the starting point for all the router’s
settings and functions.
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Click Virtual Servers on the left to bring up the following screen.
Virtual Servers allows users who are connecting remotely to access services on the router’s Local
Network. The functions of each field are described below.
Virtual Server - Select Enabled or Disabled
Name - Enter the name referencing the virtual service
Private IP - The IP address of the device running the local services.
Protocol Type - The protocol used for the virtual service.
Private Port – The port number that the service uses on the LAN (Local Area Network).
Public Port - The port number that the services uses on the WAN (Wide Area Network).
Schedule – The time period the virtual server will be active.
When you have input all the information for a virtual server, click on Apply to add it to the list
at the bottom or Cancel to clear all fields.
Here is an example of the information for each service:
Name Private IP Protocol Private Port Public Port
Schedule
HTTP
192.168.1.50 Both
80
80
Enable
Where 192.168.1.50 is the IP address of the DVR on the LAN, and the default port 80 is in use.
Note: If you changed port 80 in the DVR’s Network Menu, open that port instead of 80.
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Appendix
C
Appendix C: Timing of Alarm Modes
Transparent Mode
Input Event
Alarm Duration
t
t Event = t Reaction
t Event:
t reaction:
Duration of alarm input source (motion, contact, system events...)
Resulting duration for this alarm mode, related to event record, alarm outputs, OSD
message, buzzer
Timeout + Transparent Mode
Input Event
Alarm Duration
t Event
t Duration
t
t Reaction
t Event:
Duration of alarm input source (motion, contact, system events...)
t Duration: Alarm duration for timeout, defined in the event setup menus
t reaction: Resulting duration for this alarm mode, related to event record, alarm outputs, OSD
message, buzzer
Timeout Mode
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Input Event
Alarm Duration
t
t Event
t Duration = t Reaction
Duration of alarm input source (motion, contact, system events...)
t Event:
t Duration: Alarm duration for timeout, defined in the event setup menus
t reaction: Resulting duration for this alarm mode, related to event record, alarm outputs, OSD
message, buzzer
Permanent Mode
Alarm Reset
Input Event
Alarm Duration
t
t Event
t Reaction
t Event:
Duration of alarm input source (motion, contact, system events...)
t Duration: Alarm duration for timeout, defined in the event setup menus
t reaction: Resulting duration for this alarm mode, related to event record, alarm outputs, OSD
message, buzzer
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Timeout Mode: Retrigger of Alarms
t Event:
Duration of alarm input source (motion, contact, system events...)
t Duration: Alarm duration for timeout, defined in the event setup menus
t reaction: Resulting duration for this alarm mode, related to event record, alarm outputs, OSD
message, buzzer
Timeout+Transparent Mode: Retrigger of Alarms
t Event:
Duration of alarm input source (motion, contact, system events...)
t Duration: Alarm duration for timeout, defined in the event setup menus
t reaction: Resulting duration for this alarm mode, related to event record, alarm outputs, OSD
message, buzzer
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Appendix
D
Appendix D: Express Setup Recording Value Selection Rules
Case 1:
Record Mode: Normal + Event
Record With: Recording days
The DVR will Auto adjust image Quality and Event frame rate to match the number of Recording
days which user selected:
According to resolution, event hours and other assumptions above, the DVR will attempt to select
one set of suitable quality and event frame rate by checking if set 1 meets the requirements, and
proceed in order unit the requirements are met. If the DVR can’t match the required record days
from one of the 8 sets, it will use set 8.
Checking Order
1
2
Normal Frame
1
1
Rate
Quality
Superior Standard
Event Frame
30
30
Rate
Case 2:
Record Mode: Event Only
3
4
5
6
7
8
1
1
1
1
1
1
Low
Low
Low
Low
Low
Low
30
15
10
7.5
5
1
Record With: Recording days
DVR will Auto adjust Quality and Event frame rate to match the Recording days which user
need:
According to resolution, event hours and other assumptions above, the DVR will attempt to select
one set of suitable quality and event frame rate by checking if set 1 meets the requirements, and
proceed in order unit the requirements are met. If the DVR can’t match the required record days
from one of the 8 sets, it will use set 8.
Checking
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Order
Quality
Superior Standard
Low
Low
Low
Low
Low
Low
Event Frame
30
30
30
15
10
7.5
5
1
Rate
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Case 3:
Record Mode: Normal + Event or Event Only
Record With: Preset Setting
DVR will apply the settings in the table below to all cameras according to the Preset Settings.
Preset Setting Option Camera Item
Apply value
Quality
Superior
Best Quality
Normal Frame Rate
Max recording frame rate of DVR
Event Frame Rate
30
Quality
Standard
Standard Quality
Normal Frame Rate
Half of max recording frame rate of DVR
Event Frame Rate
30
Quality
Basic
Extended Quality
Normal Frame Rate
1
Event Frame Rate
10
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Appendix
E
Appendix E: IR Remote Control
The IR remote control is an accessory to enhance the convenient operation of the DVR. You can
perform all the settings and operations from the remote control. The effective distance is up to 33
feet line of sight.
ID number here must correspond to the
“IR Remote ID” set up in the “I/O Control Menu”.
The buttons are used to select a DVR when
there is more than one DVR installed in the
same environment. Selecting an incorrect DVR
ID will prevent the DVR from responding to
commands from the Remote Control.
Channel keys #1~16
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