4-Channel
Network Video Recorder
NVR-401
User’s Manual
Version 1.0
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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 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 or more of
the following measures:
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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 technician for help.
FCC Caution
To assure continued compliance. (example use only shielded interface cables when connecting to computer or
peripheral devices). Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for
compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the Following two conditions: ( 1 )
This device may not cause harmful interference, and ( 2 ) this Device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Federal Communication Commission (FCC) Radiation Exposure Statement
This equipment complies with FCC radiation exposure set forth for an uncontrolled environment. In order to
avoid the possibility of exceeding the FCC radio frequency exposure limits, human proximity to the antenna
shall not be less than 20 cm (8 inches) during normal operation.
Safety
This equipment is designed with the utmost care for the safety of those who install and use it. However,
special attention must be paid to the dangers of electric shock and static electricity when working with
electrical equipment. All guidelines of this and of the computer manufacture must therefore be allowed at all
times to ensure the safe use of the equipment.
CE Mark Warning
This is a Class B product. In a domestic environment, this product may cause radio interference, in which
case the user may be required to take adequate measures.
WEEE Regulation
To avoid the potential effects on the environment and human health as a result of the presence of
hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment, end users of electrical and electronic
equipment should understand the meaning of the crossed-out wheeled bin symbol. Do not dispose
of WEEE as unsorted municipal waste and have to collect such WEEE separately.
Energy Saving Note of the Device
This power required device does not support Stand by mode operation.
For energy saving, please remove the DC-plug or push the hardware Power Switch to OFF position to
disconnect the device from the power circuit.
Without remove the DC-plug or switch off the device, the device will still consuming power from the power circuit.
In the view of Saving the Energy and reduce the unnecessary power consuming, it is strongly suggested to
switch off or remove the DC-plug for the device if this device is not intended to be active.
Revision
User’s Manual for PLANET 4-ch Network Video Recorder
Model: NVR-401
Rev: 1.0 (March, 2010)
Part No. EM-NVR401
Table of Contents
1. Product Description ................................................................................................................. 5
1.1 Product Features............................................................................................................. 5
1.2 System Requirements..................................................................................................... 6
1.3 Packet Content ............................................................................................................... 6
1.4 Specification .................................................................................................................. 7
1.5 Front Panel ..................................................................................................................... 8
1.6 LEDs Definition............................................................................................................. 8
1.7 Buttons ........................................................................................................................... 8
1.8 Connectors ..................................................................................................................... 8
2. Install Hard Disk ...................................................................................................................... 9
3. Connect to the NVR............................................................................................................... 11
3.1 Use Device Search Utility............................................................................................ 11
3.2 Access NVR with its default IP address....................................................................... 15
4. Live View............................................................................................................................... 16
4.1 Retrieve camera’s video stream ................................................................................... 17
4.2 Retrieve camera’s status............................................................................................... 17
4.3 Perform Sequence Viewing.......................................................................................... 17
4.4 PTZ Control ................................................................................................................. 18
4.5 Perform PTZ Preset Viewing ....................................................................................... 19
4.6 Live Video Control Buttons ......................................................................................... 21
4.7 Change Web UI Display Language.............................................................................. 24
5. Playback................................................................................................................................. 25
5.1 Methods to Search Playback Videos............................................................................ 25
5.2 Export Playback Videos to AVI Files........................................................................... 30
6. System Setup.......................................................................................................................... 32
6.1 System Configurations................................................................................................. 32
6.1.1 Network Settings............................................................................................... 32
6.1.2 Time and Date................................................................................................... 33
6.1.3 User Account .................................................................................................... 34
6.1.4 Group Privilege................................................................................................. 35
6.1.5 Disk Setup......................................................................................................... 36
6.2 Channel Configurations ............................................................................................... 37
6.2.1 Add a Camera ................................................................................................... 37
6.2.2 OSD Settings..................................................................................................... 40
6.2.3 PTZ Preset Settings........................................................................................... 41
6.2.4 PTZ Preset Sequence ........................................................................................ 42
6.2.5 Local Map Setting............................................................................................. 43
6.2.6 Google Map Setting .......................................................................................... 45
6.3 Event Configurations ................................................................................................... 47
6.3.1 General Settings ................................................................................................ 47
6.3.2 DI Settings ........................................................................................................ 48
6.3.3 Event Servers .................................................................................................... 49
6.3.4 Event Triggers................................................................................................... 50
6.4 Recording Configurations............................................................................................ 52
6.4.1 General Settings ................................................................................................ 52
6.4.2 Schedule Recording .......................................................................................... 53
6.5 System Options ............................................................................................................ 55
6.5.1 Device Information ........................................................................................... 55
6.5.2 Logs and Reports .............................................................................................. 55
6.5.3 Maintenance ...................................................................................................... 55
6.5.4 Disk Status ........................................................................................................ 57
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1. Product Description
The Network Video Recorder is designed for use within a surveillance system,
and performs recordings and playbacks pictures from network cameras in the
system. It is a recording device using a hard disk drive to record camera pictures
instead of using video tapes so that pictures recorded by repeated overwriting
will not experience deterioration of the recorded picture quality. Up to 4 cameras
can be connected via a network and it is possible to record their camera pictures. It
is possible to perform the settings or operate the NVR using a web browser
installed on a PC connected to a network, or remote controller. Recorded video can
be played back from remote site by a PC. The NVR is compatible with most major
brand cameras and its ability to automatically search and find the available
cameras on the network can greatly reduce the user effort when expanding the
system.
1.1 Product Features
Simultaneous Record and Live Video Streams
Manual or Schedule Recording of 4 IP Cameras simultaneously.
Supports M-JPEG / MPEG-4 / H.264 compression
Web-Based Easy Configuration
Video resolution up to HD (1920 * 1080)
Supports Real Time Clock (RTC)
Gigabit Ethernet port
Two-way Audio function
Video recycle function makes the video keep recording in 7/24
E-map interface in web
Smart IP camera search
Export record video file to AVI format
Compliant with major brands. Axis, Panasonic, Sony, Planet, Canon and more
Support mobile phone remote view with WinCE 6.1, Android, Symbian S60,
iPhone, Blackberry 4.6
„ Multiple Languages support
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1.2 System Requirements
The following are minimum system requirements for the system to operate
Network Video Recorder (NVR):
Operating System
Windows® XP Professional (32 bit), Windows® Server 2003 (32 bit),
Windows Vista or Windows 7
Browser
Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 or above
CPU
Minimum Intel® Core2 Duo E6300 2.8GHz or higher (Core2 Quad is
recommended)
RAM
Minimum 1 GB of RAM, 2GB or above is recommended
Network
Minimum 10/100 Ethernet (Gigabit Ethernet is recommended)
Video Graphics Adapter
PCI-Express Standalone, 128MB Ram, minimum 1024x768, 16 bit colors.
(256MB is recommended, we highly recommend to work above the 1024 x
768 resolution to get the full experience of the software)
. Make sure your display DPI setting is set to default at 96DPI
. To set DPI value, right-click on desktop, choose “Settings” tab >>
“Advanced” >> “General”
1.3 Packet Content
1 x NVR
1 x Power Cord
1 x RJ-45 Cable
1 x CD-ROM
1 x Quick Installation Guide
8 x HDD Screw
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1.4 Specification
NVR-401
Product
General
OS
Ethernet
USB Interface
Storage Device
Button
LED Display
Video Input
Recording Mode
E-Map
Network Service
Network File Protocol
Management
User Interface
Multiple Language
Power
Operating Temperature
Storage Temperature
Humidity
Weight
Dimension (L x W x H)
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Embedded Linux
1 x RJ-45, 10/100/1000 Base-TX
2 x USB2.0 for backup device and firmware upgrade
2 x 3.5” SATA hard disk
Power, Reset, Restart, Manual Record
1 x Power
1 x OS
1 x HDD
1 x LAN
4 channel IP cameras
Manual, Schedule, Event
Web Browser
TCP/IP, DHCP, DNS, HTTP, FTP, NTP, SMTP
Microsoft Networks (CIFS/SMB), Internet (HTTP), FTP
Web-based administration
Network Time Protocol
Multiple users account
E-mail notification
System log
Firmware upgrade
Web browser
English, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish,
Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese
DC12/5V, 3/4.2A
0~45 Degree C
-40~70 Degree C
0~90% (non-condition)
1.2 kg
244 x 139 x 82mm
1.5 Front Panel
OS
HDD
1.6 LEDs Definition
LEDs
Color
Description
Power
Blue
On: Power on.
Off: Power off.
OS
Green
Blinking: System activity.
Off: System no activity.
HDD
Green
Blinking: HDD is accessing.
Off: HDD is no action.
1.7 Buttons
Button
Description
Manual
Record
Press to start/stop record manualy.
Power
Press to start or shut down.
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1.8 Connectors
Connector
Description
USB
Connect your USB flash disk for firmware upgrade.
LAN
Connect to your network hub/switch.
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2. Install Hard Disk
1. Remove the screws on the bottom.
2. Pull out the case inside.
3. Connect the SATA bus cable and power cable to the HDD.
4. Lock the HDD with bundled HDD screws on both sides.
5. If there is a second HDD, please repeat step 3 and 4.
6. Place the inside housing back and secure it with the screws in
step 1.
7. Connect the bundled power adapter to the power connector on the rear panel.
8. Press the power button to power on.
3. Connect to the NVR
There are various ways you can connect to the NVR and below are the
suggested methods for different network setup:
. The NVR is placed in a network with a DHCP server: Connect to the NVR
by using “Device Search” Utility.
. The NVR is placed in a network without DHCP server (or you are
connecting to it directly): Access NVR with its default IP (192.168.0.20).
3.1 Use Device Search Utility
If the NVR is placed in a corporate network or a local area network where a
DHCP server is already presented, please install the “Device Search” utility from
the bundled CD disk.
To begin, launch the “Device Search” utility from the CD and proceed with the
installation.
Please click “Next” to continue.
Please click “Install” to start the installation.
Once the installation is complete, please check the “Finish”.
Please go to Start => Programs => NVR => Search NVR to run the search tool.
Then you will see the utility start search the network.
The NVR should be located and its IP address should be displayed: Double-click
on it and the program should automatically access the NVR’s
web .administration page from your default browser.
You may change NVR’s IP address by click on the button highlighted below.
You will be prompted for the NVR’s login information before proceeding to
change device’s IP address.
You may click on the button highlighted below to perform search again. Or
double-click on any of the search results to access NVR’s web administration
page.
Perform search again
Access NVR’s web administration page
You should be prompted for the NVR’s username and password. Enter its
default username “admin” and password “admin” and then click ”OK” to
enter the system.
3.2 Access NVR with its default IP address
The NVR comes with a pre-configured static IP address “192.168.0.20”.
However, it is only used when there is no DHCP server presented in the
network. Connect the NVR and PC to your switch or hub, or connect the PC
directly to the NVR using a crossover CAT.5 Ethernet cable.
The PC that is connected directly to the NVR (or within the same local area
network) should receive an IP from it. Simply access the NVR from your web
browser with NVR default IP address.
You should be prompted for the user name and password. Enter its default
username “admin” and password “admin” and then click” OK” to enter the
system.
4. Live View
The NVR-401 comes with a 4-video split window view with one video
displays on a larger window. Select a channel from the drop-down menu
to display its video on the larger split window. You can also double-click
on any of the smaller one to display its video to the larger window.
The “Live View” page provides the following functions:
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Retrieve camera’s video stream
Retrieve camera’s status
Perform Live Sequence Viewing
PTZ Control
Perform PTZ Preset Sequence viewing
Perform manual recording
Take snapshot
Receive audio of a video stream
Send audio
Control “Buzzer”
Change web UI display language
4.1 Retrieve camera’s video stream
The camera list is expanded and
displayed on the Live View page.
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Click “All” to display videos in
the 4-video mode.
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Click on any camera to
display video in single-view
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4.2 Retrieve camera’s status
The camera list can show each camera’s current status. Each
status is represented with different colors and their meanings are
explained on the left.
Camera is connected
Camera is NOT connected
Camera is current performing recording
4.3 Perform Sequence Viewing
Sequence view is a function that allows you to view multiple video
streams from certain cameras in sequence automatically with having to
select them one by one.
To perform sequence view, select “Sequence” from the upper-left hand
corner. Then select one or more camera(s) or camera group(s) for sequence
viewing
Then select dwell interval from the drop-down menu
Finally click “Start” to start sequence viewing
Or simply select the desired channels and press “Start” to start sequence
view.
4.4 PTZ Control
PTZ control provides functions to pan, tilt, zoom a PTZ camera as well
as the ability to adjust camera focus and iris.
Camera(s) that are currently being selected for live viewing will be listed
in the PTZ drop-down menu. Simply select a camera then use the PTZ
control panel to control the camera.
The bar shown below allows you to control the pan/tilt speed.
4.5 Perform PTZ Preset Viewing
There are three functions provided in the “Preset” section:
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Perform preset point viewing of a particular camera.
Auto pan a particular camera.
Perform preset point sequence viewing.
Preset Point Viewing
Start by selecting a PTZ camera from the drop-down list:
Its available PTZ preset points will be listed in the drop-down list
shown below:
Select a preset position from the drop-down list and click
“Go to” to move the live view to that position.
Auto Pan Viewing
Start by selecting a PTZ camera from the drop-down list:
Use the Auto-Pan control buttons to pan right, left and stop
auto pan.
Auto-Pan
* Certain cameras do not support
bi-directional pan movements.
Use the “Auto-Pan” button for
such cameras.
Pan Left
Stop
pan
Pan right
Preset Point Sequence Viewing
This function allows you to view multiple preset points videos of
a camera without having to select them one by one. Once you
have defined the prefer preset points in “Camera Configuration”
=> “PTZ Preset Sequence” under the “Setup” menu, click
“Start” here and the recorder will begin to display videos from
those preset points in sequence automatically until you click
“Stop”.
4.6 Live Video Control Buttons
Each live video window comes with control buttons with functions
described below:
Take a snapshot of a live video.
Turn on/off audio of a live video.
Start/stop recording of a live video (manual recording).
Audio post function.
Full screen view of a live video
Display video in its original ratio
Take a snapshot of a live video
To take a snapshot of a live video, click the
button and the
snapshot of the video will be displayed in a pop up window shown like
below.
Right-click anywhere on the image and select “Save Image as”
from the pull-down menu.
In the pop up dialog, name the image file and choose which directory the
image will be saved to and click “Save”.
Full Screen View of a Live Video
button. To exit full screen
To view a video in full screen, click the
video, double-click anywhere on the video.
Turn On/Off Audio of a Live Video
You can retrieve audio from a particular camera. Simply click the
button to do so.
The button will show in different color once the audio is turned on.
Click on it again to turn off audio.
You may only turn on audio once channel at a time
Start/Stop Recording of a Live Video
You can manually start or stop recording of a live video by using the
button.
The button will show in different color once the recording is started
manually.
Click on it again to stop recording.
Audio post
This function allows user to speak from a PC through a microphone and
the audio can be played at the camera side if it has a speaker connected
to it.
4.7 Change Web UI Display Language
You can change the web UI display language from the current login
username link located at the upper-right hand corner. Click on the link opens
up a new window which displays detail information about the user as well as
a drop-down menu which lets you change the display language.
5. Playback
Playback is a function that allows you to play one or more videos that were
previously recorded by a chosen recording method or due to an event
trigger. The NVR offers synchronized playback from up to 4 channels and
various types of search methods are provided to help you find the footage
you need quickly.
You can turn on or off the audio of a recorded video at your choice if audio
was also recorded during the recording of the video.
Playback video can be viewed in full screen and snapshots can be taken
and saved during a video playback.
5.1 Methods to Search Playback Videos
The NVR offers three methods to quickly help users find videos that
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Search by time: Specify a time range and search videos recorded
within that range.
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Search by event: Find videos that were recorded due to event triggers.
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Play by start time: Enter a specific time a video was recorded to
start playing back the video.
Search by time chart
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Start by selecting which channel(s) you would like to perform a search
on:
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Select “Search by time chart” from the “Search Method” drop- down
list and click “Go” to start the search:
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Results will then be displayed in a “Date/Channel” table and boxes
marked in blue represent videos found in those dates:
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Click on any blue cell box should direct you to the hour/channel table if
there were multiple videos recorded during that date:
* Videos from other cameras that are recorded
on the same date will also be displayed.
* Move the mouse cursor on a particular cell
box without clicking gives you a preview of the
playback video n a small thumbnail.
. Click on the cell box again will start playing back the videos if you have
reached the end of search results:
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Videos found from other cameras that were recorded at the same time
will also be played.
Search by event
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Start by selecting which channel(s) you would like to perform a search
on.
Selected channels will be marked in red.
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Select “Search by event” from the “Search Method” drop-down list and
click “Go” to start the search.
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Results will then be listed like what is shown below (displays the oldest
record top down). Click on a particular result to start the playback.
* You can click “Next Search” to display the
next 15 results.
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You may also specify a new start time to search and display results
from then on. You can restrict the number of results to be displayed at
once (max. 30) and perform the search again.
Play by specific time
If you know when a recording was taken place, you may choose the
“Play by start time” from the “Search Method” drop-down list.
Then you will be prompted to enter a specific time and date for the
recorded video.
Use the
button to select month, date, and year.
Search by event (Most Recent)
This function quickly displays the most recent event recordings from the
selected channels, displaying the most recent result top down. You may
click “Update” to update the list to display the most recent result.
5.2 Export Playback Videos to AVI Files
User can export the recorded playback videos stored on NVR-401 to a local
computer and save them in AVI file format. The files can then be played on the
PC by a 3rd party media player such as VLC player or Windows Media player.
Once you locate the recorded videos with steps described in the previous
section, hit the “Export AVI” button on a video window of the video you wish
to export.
A new dialog will pop up and allows you to specify the time frame (or length) of
the video you wish to export.
Click the
button to pull down the calendar to help you specify the
month, date and the year
Specify the starting and ending hours of the video by entering numbers in the
text boxes.
Hit the “Start” button to start exporting. The file will be automatically named and
saved under the C:\ partition.
You will be notified once the process is completed successfully
The exported AVI file will be saved under the C partition.
* ffdshow is required in order to play the exported AVI file with Windows
Media Player. You can get it at “http://sourceforge.net/projects/ffd-showtryout!” to download the “ffdshow_beta6_rev2527_20081219.exe”.
6. System Setup
6.1 System Configurations
The “System Configurations” page provides users options to setup the device
quickly and properly. After properly configuring all settings in all the sub-pages,
users should expect a fully working network video recorder that is ready to
manage cameras on the network. We will start by configuring its network
settings to make sure it works correctly in your network. Next, we will help you
adjust the system time so videos will be recorder with correct timestamp. To
better secure the system for unwanted disturbance, we will guide you on
setting up user’s account and privileges to prevent settings gets altered by
users other than the system administrator. Lastly, we will tell you what you
should expect after installing a hard disk and how to prepare the hard disk for
the video recording.
6.1.1 Network Settings
You need to adjust settings in this page for the device to work properly in your
network. It is critical that settings here are configured correctly based on your
network configurations so that the recorder can be administered through the
local area network and cameras can be connected from it.
By default, the recorder is set to obtain IP address from DHCP server, it should
be sufficient in most network environments, and most likely you should not
need to alter anything in this page. To locate the recorder, simply use the IP
Utility with steps described in page 13.
If you wish to set the recorder to use a static IP address in your local area
network,
1. Choose “Static IP” from the “Connection Type” drop-down menu
2. Enter the IP address, subnet mask, default gateway address and DNS
server address for the recorder
3. Enable “DHCP Server” under “DHCP Server” if you wish to use the recorder
as a DHCP server, or leave it disabled if there is already a DHCP server in
the network
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4. Click Apply for the settings to take effect.
The recorder can detect the presence of a DHCP server upon startup. It
sets itself to use static IP address if there is no DHCP server currently
presented in the network. Its DHCP server function is also turned on at the
same time to assign IP addresses to cameras that are later connected to the
network. You can manually turn off the DHCP server function if you wish to use
a separate DHCP server.
Change the recorder’s IP address would require the recorder to restart.
Restart the device under “system Options” >> “Maintenance” for the settings to
take effect.
6.1.2 Time and Date
Set the time and date by selecting the time zone according to your location. It
is imperative that you set the recorder’s time correctly to avoid the following
errors:
• Incorrect display time for playback videos.
• Inconsistent display time of event logs and when they actually occur.
After selecting the time zone, choose an option below to set the recorder time.
• Manual - Use the drop-down list and configure the time manually.
• Sync with NTP server - enter the hostname or IP address of a valid NTP
server and set how often the recorder should synchronize the time with the
recorder by using the “Update interval” drop-down menu.
• Sync with PC - Check this option to synchronize the recorder time with the
PC that you are currently using to access the recorder.
6.1.3 User Account
The recorder can be accessed by multiple users simultaneously. You can add,
remove, and edit users by using options provided in this page to keep user
information organized. Each recorder comes with a built-in “admin” account with
password “admin”. It’s highly recommended to change the password upon your
initial login.
To change the password of the “admin” account:
1. Click and highlight the “admin” account in the account list and click
“Edit”.
2. Its information should be displayed in “User Account Information”.
3. Enter a new password in the “Password” field and enter it again in
“Confirm Password”.
To add a new user:
• Enter a username and password in “User Account Information”. All other fields
are optional for your own reference.
• Select a group from the “Group” drop-down menu to assign the new user to a
particular group.
• Enter a short description for the account if you wish.
• Click “Apply” to finish configuration.
6.1.4 Group Privilege
Group Privilege is where you can create multiple customized access policies
for situations if you need the recorder to be accessed by users other than the
administrator. You can do so by creating a group, and then remove access
privileges for certain configuration pages or cameras. Users that are created
and assigned to this group will have limited access instead of full
administration rights.
The recorder comes with seven built-in groups and five built-in privilege profiles,
except the “admin” and the “guest” accounts; the other five groups are fully
customizable or you can simply assign a group with one of the default privilege
profiles. You can, however, assign more than one users to the “admin” account if
you wish to do so. The guest account comes with a “view-only” privilege in the
“Live View” page, and users in this group do not have the power to make any
changes in the “Live View” page or have access to pages other than the “Live
View” page.
To create a group, select a group from the “Group” drop-down.
menu
You can change the group name by clicking the “Change Group Name”
button. A text box will be displayed for you to enter the new group.
name
Choose what type of privilege you would like this group to have from the
“Privilege Type” drop-down menu.
Its access privilege will then be displayed. You can alter its settings by
allowing or denying access to other cameras using the checkboxes instead of
accepting the defaults.
6.1.5 Disk Setup
Once you install a hard disk to the recorder, you would need to initialize it so
that it can be ready for recording. You can obtain basic information about the
disk you installed in this page.
To initialize it, simply click the “Format” button.
You can also connect external USB thumb drive to the recorder for
firmware upgrade.
For instructions to install a hard disk to the recorder, refer to page 10.
To obtain detail information about the disk, go to “System Options” >>
“Disk Status”.
6.2 Channel Configurations
6.2.1 Add a Camera
The NVR provides two options for adding a new camera. Users have the
option to let the recorder automatically find the cameras or it is possible to
enter camera’s information and add it manually.
Automatic Search:
1. Click the “Search” button to perform the camera search. You should be
prompted to install Active Control component in order for the search to
function properly. Go ahead and click “Install”
2. After that, the search should begin and its status should be displayed.
3. Found cameras should be listed and simply select a camera from the list
and press “Configure”.
4. It’s corresponding information should be displayed in the “Camera
Information” section. Enter its username and password and select the channel
ID and name the camera.
5. Click on “Detect” to establish connection between the recorder and the
camera. If connection establishes successfully, camera’s detailed information
should be polled and displayed as below.
6. Adjust its video format, frame rate, resolution or bitrate…etc if you wish.
You can also click on the “Preview” to preview the live video of the camera.
Click “Add” to finish adding the camera.
If cameras are marked with “*” in the search result, it means those
cameras are already configured and connected to NVR.
Add a camera manually
Simply follow the instruction described above but instead of using the “Search”
function, enter the camera’s IP address and credential in the “Camera
Information” manually, then follow step 5 and 6 described above.
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Enter manually
6.2.2 OSD Settings
The OSD (On Screen Display) allows users to add informational text message
and embed it onto the video. By default, this function is turned off. To add
texts to one or more videos.
1. Select a camera you would like to add text to and choose “Display OSD”.
2. Choose one or more display options if you would also like the recorder to
automatically embed the system time or the frame rate for you. Or simply
choose to display a custom message of your own.
3. Next, define where the text will be displayed by either entering an X/Y
coordinate or use the system pre-defined position from the drop-down menu.
4. Click on the “Preview” button to see the preview of your setting and click
“Apply” to save the configuration.
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The texts can be further adjusted with
changes to different size, color or font
so they can be more visible on the
video.
6.2.3 PTZ Preset Settings
The recorder supports PTZ cameras and can set multiple preset points or
retrieve and manage preset points that are set in the camera. This is helpful if
you need to monitor multiple spots in one area from a particular camera.
1. To set up PTZ preset points, select a camera from the “Camera”
drop-down menu and click “Add”.
2. Select a position number for the preset point from the “Position Number”
drop-down menu and fill in a name in the “Position Name” field for easier
identification.
3. Use the PTZ control provided in the configuration page to set the preset
point and set the position as the “HOME” position if you wish.
4. Click “Apply” to save the configuration.
6.2.4 PTZ Preset Sequence
Once you have multiple preset points defined for a camera, it is convenient for
monitoring to set up the sequencing viewing among those preset point and let
the recorder automatically switch between them for you.
To configure preset sequence for a camera,” select a camera from the
“Camera” drop-down menu.
The available preset points should be listed in “Camera Presets” section.
Pick the ones you like for sequence viewing and press the “->” button to move
them to the “Adjust Position” section, then use the up and down buttons to
adjust their sequences.
Finally, select a dwell time from the drop-down menu and click “Apply” to save
the configuration.
6.2.5 Local Map Setting
E-Map monitor is a function that alerts users whenever there is an event
triggered (e.g. motion detected) from a camera with a geographical
perspective. With this function, users can quickly identify which camera has
detected an unusual event and where this event is happening. This function
works by incorporating the event detection function as well as the recording
function, which, as a result, helps users take all the necessary actions when
an unusual event occurs.
To replace the map, click “Browse” button to locate the new map image
file from the local PC and then click “Upload”.
Then click and drag the camera icon to move the camera to define its location.
Access the “Local MAP Monitor” page from the upper-right hand corner menu.
When the NVR receives an event triggered from any of the cameras, their
videos will be displayed on the E-Map and you can double-click on the video
to enlarge it.
6.2.6 Google Map Setting
Google Map monitor is a E-Map function that works like Local MAP. The
difference is this function allow user to get the map from Internet Google map
service. So you don’t have to provide a map to the NVR-401. In default, you
will see the world map.
Before using and configure Google map function, you have to make sure the
PC and NVR are connecting to Internet. Then you can configure this function
and the NVR will properly work with this service. If Internet is not exist, you will
see the error message to prompt you that it is fail to connect to Google Map
server.
Please select which camera you want to locate to the map. Then search the
map. Please enter the address in to the field and click “Search” button to
locate the selected IP camera to this address. When the configuration finished,
please press “Apply” to save the settings.
Besides located by search address. You can also roll the central roller of your
mouse to zoom-in/zoom-out the map to find out the address manually. Then
click and drag the camera icon to move the camera to define its location.
When the configuration finished, please press “Apply” to save the settings.
Access the “Google MAP Monitor” page from the upper-right hand corner
menu.
When the NVR receives an event triggered from any of the cameras, their
videos will be displayed on the E-Map and you can double-click on the video
to enlarge it.
6.3 Event Configurations
The “Event Configurations” section allows users to define conditions that
constitute an event, its corresponding trigger action and when it will be
triggered. Such setting can reduce the management overhead and notify the
administrator only when it’s necessary.
6.3.1 General Settings
The general settings section can help you quickly configure when an event is
triggered, how often events are triggered and the corresponding actions
when events are triggered.
Start the event configuration by defining the general settings:
Define when an event will be triggered.
• Choose “Always” or “Only during…” under “Event Trigger Duration”.
• For the “Only during…” option, choose the days by using the check-box
and then define the time range in those days in the “Start Time” and “End
Time” fields that you would like the event trigger function to be enabled.
How often an event is triggered
• Set a time interval under “Event Trigger Interval” to define how often events
are triggered.
Trigger action
Now that you have the event trigger duration and interval defined, choose
what action to be taken during an event trigger:
• You can choose to have the recorder send out the first few frames of the
video recorder upon an event is triggered.
• You can also choose to have the recorder send out a warning message in
e-mail or in txt file format and upload it to a destined FTP server.
6.3.2 DI Settings
This function allows users to manage camera’s digital input port right from
the recorder. You can setup the recorder to receive triggers from a particular
camera’s input port.
1. For cameras that come with physical digital input port, their port will be
listed in the far left drop-down menu.
2. Pick the desired channel for DI mapping, and then select the camera’s
input port from the drop-down menu.
3. Select the trigger condition from the “Condition” drop-down menu.
4. Finally, define the trigger duration.
The recorder does not control camera’s input port in a way to let you pair
recorder itself with a camera’s input port for event receiving.
The recorder only acts as a medium for pairing up input ports between
cameras and the recorder.
Only connected cameras will be displayed in the list.
Some cameras only allow one trigger source be configured at a time, e.g.: if
the camera has the motion detection function turned on, its digital input will
be disabled and vice versa. Under such circumstance, if you set to use
camera’s digital input port as the event trigger source, you will not be able to
select motion detection as the trigger source for this camera under “Event
Configurations” >> “Event Trigger” setup page.
6.3.3 Event Servers
Event servers are to be used with event trigger actions. In case of unusual
motion detected by the camera or a disk failure, the recorder can send
notification with the acceptable format (image/txt) to a destined event server
according to the configuration.
Configuring an FTP server
To add an FTP server,
1. Start by giving a name to the server that you are adding to the recorder.
2. Enter the hostname or the IP address of the FTP server.
3. Enter the communication port of the FTP server (usually port 21).
4. Enter the username and password of the FTP server if it’s required.
5. Check “Use Passive Mode” if it’s required or leave it unchecked to use
active mode.
6. Click “Test” to verify if all information is entered correctly and the connection
to the FTP server can be established successfully.
7. Click “Apply” for the settings to take effect.
If you wish to edit/remove/enable/disable an FTP server, click to highlight
one from the profile list and choose the corresponding action button.
Configuring an SMTP server
1. Enter the hostname or the IP address of the SMTP server.
2. Enter the port of the SMTP server.
3. Specify the sender’s name in the “Sender’s name” field.
4. Enter the sender’s e-mail address.
5. Check “Enable Authentication” and enter the username and password of the
SMTP server and it requires authentication.
6. Click “Apply” to save the configuration.
6.3.4 Event Triggers
We have finished defining how an event will be triggered and which servers will
be receiving notifications in the previous two sections, now we can finish up
the event configuration by setting.
.which channels will have event trigger function enabled.
.What is considered to be an event.
.Where the warnings will be sent to and how they will be sent.
Select Channels to Enable Event Trigger and which type of event should be
triggered.
.Use the check box to enable event trigger on the desired channels.
.Define which system events should trigger the recorder to send out
notifications
.Define how the notifications will be sent and where they will be sent to.
* Event trigger may not work for cameras that are placed outside of your
local network or on the Internet until the UPnP Port Forwarding” is enabled
in both the NVR and the router.
6.4 Recording Configurations
The “recording configurations” gives users the overall control of how and
when a recording is performed and the quality of different types of recordings
performed on each channels. It can help the recorder to operate with
sufficient system resource by performing recording only when it’s necessary
with adjustable recording frame rate.
6.4.1 General Settings
You can define the following in “General Settings”:
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Pre-Alarm/Post-Alarm recording length
Recording frame rate
Keep the record video with previous days
Enable/disable different recording types on different cameras
Enable/disable audio recording
The “recording configurations” gives users the overall control of how and
when a recording is performed and the quality of different types of recordings
performed on each channels. It can help the recorder to operate with
sufficient system resource by performing recording only when it’s necessary
with adjustable recording frame rate.
Recording frame rate allows you to set different frame rate for different types
of recording instead of recording at one frame rate only. Use the drop-down
menu and select one of the pre-defined frame rates for a particular recording
type.
Keep video allows you to set the NVR keep the record video in previous days.
The section at the bottom allows you to turn on or off a particular recording
type on any channels.
You can check the box the enable NVR audio recording function.
6.4.2 Schedule Recording
Here you can define the time range of the schedule recording for all channels.
To configure a schedule recording:
1. Use the “Camera” drop-down menu and select a camera first.
2. You can use the schedule table to set the time range. Click the cell boxes
then move the curser horizontally lets you set what hours to perform
recording during a day. Click and move vertically lets you set what days to
perform recording at a specific time.
* Each cell box represents 15 minutes of time. Click one or more boxes to
omit consecutive recording.
3. You can also use the “Quick Configuration” to define recording time range
instead of clicking cell box one by one on the time table. Simply check what
days you would like to perform recording and specify the recording duration
by either choosing “All Day” or enter a start and end time for specific
recording duration.
4. Select the “Copy to” option if you would like to set the same recording
schedule to other camera or all of the cameras.
6.5 System Options
System Options gives users a glance of the overall system status and allows
users to perform maintenance tasks such as upgrading firmware,
restore/backup device settings or reboot device ….etc.
6.5.1 Device Information
The “Device Information” provides the general information of the device such
as firmware version and system time. It also provides information of the
current network settings and status.
6.5.2 Logs and Reports
“Logs and Reports” keeps a record of what’s been happening to the device
and provides basic information for troubleshooting.
6.5.3 Maintenance
“Maintenance” provides functions for users to:
. Reboot the NVR when necessary.
. Reboot cameras directly from the NVR.
. Perform Firmware Upgrade.
. Backup the NVR’s settings to a local hard drive.
. Restore the NVR’s settings from a previously saved configuration file.
. Reset the NVR’s settings to their factory default values.
Reboot the NVR
Reboot NVR-401 after you upload a new firmware. You would need to
manually reboot the system for the new firmware to take effect. Such process
would prevent a recording from getting interrupted because the system would
not automatically reboot itself after the new firmware is loaded onto the
recorder.
Simply click “Restart” to begin the reboot process and confirm the action.
The restart process should be displayed and you should be prompted back to
the “Maintenance” page after it is complete.
Reset the NVR to Factory Default
To reset the recorder back to its factory default, click “Default” button and begin
the process.
The process should be displayed and you should be prompted back to the
“Maintenance” page after it is complete.
6.5.4 Disk Status
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“Disk Status” gives you more detailed information of the hard drive that is currently
installed in the NVR.
EC Declaration of Conformity
For the following equipment:
*Type of Product
*Model Number
: 4-Ch Network Video Recorder
: NVR-401
* Produced by:
Manufacturer‘s Name : Planet Technology Corp.
Manufacturer‘s Address : 11F, No. 96, Min Chuan Road, Hsin Tien,
Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C.
is herewith confirmed to comply with the requirements set out in the Council Directive on the
Approximation of the Laws of the Member States relating to Electromagnetic Compatibility
(89/336/EEC, 92/31/EEC, 93/68/EEC).
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