Bosch | VIP X2 | Installation and Operating Manual: VIP X2

VIP X2
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Issue: December 2006 (Version 2.5)
© Copyright 2006 Bosch Security Systems
Note
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result of product improvements, the contents of this manual may change without
notice. Bosch Security Systems assumes no liability for damage, either direct or
indirect, arising from mistakes, incompleteness or discrepancies between this
manual and the product described.
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Chapter 1 Preface
Conventions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Intended use. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
EU Directives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Rating plate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Chapter 2 Safety information
Electric shock hazard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Installation and operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Maintenance and repair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Chapter 3 Product description
Components supplied. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
System requirements for setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Configuration requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Operational requirements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Overview of functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Connections on the front panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Connections on the rear panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Chapter 4 Installation
Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Power on/Power off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Setup using the Configuration Manager. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Chapter 5 Configuration using a Web browser
Connecting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Configuration menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Unit identification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Password . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Date and time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Time server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Camera names. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Display stamping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Picture settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
MPEG-4 encoder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
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Video input . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Audio settings (audio version only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
JPEG posting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Storage medium . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
iSCSI settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Partitioning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Recording profiles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Recording scheduler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Alarm sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Alarm connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
VCA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Alarm e-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Relay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
COM1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Multicasting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Encryption . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Version information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Livepage configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Licenses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Maintenance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Function test. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Chapter 6 Operation
Operation with Microsoft Internet Explorer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
The LIVEPAGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Saving snapshots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Recording video sequences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Running recording program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
The RECORDINGS page. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Backup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Installing Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
Replaying USB hard drive recordings on PC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
Hardware connections between video servers. . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
Operation with decoder software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
Chapter 7 Maintenance and upgrades
Testing the network connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
Unit reset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
Repairs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
Transfer and disposal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
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Chapter 8 Appendix
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
LEDs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Processor load . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Serial interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
Terminal block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
Communication with terminal program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
Chapter 9 Index
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This manual is intended for persons responsible for the installation and operation of the VIP X2. International, national and any regional electrical engineering
regulations must be followed at all times. Relevant knowledge of network technology is required. The manual describes the installation and operation of the
unit.
Conventions
In this manual, the following symbols and notations are used to draw attention
to special situations:
Caution
This symbol indicates that failure to follow the safety instructions described
may endanger persons and cause damage to the unit or other equipment.
It is associated with immediate, direct hazards.
Note
This symbol refers to features and indicates tips and information for easier,
more convenient use of the unit.
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Intended use
The VIP X2 network video server transmits video and control signals over data
networks (Ethernet LAN, Internet). Audio signals can also be transmitted with
the audio version of the unit. The units are designed for use in CCTV systems.
Various functions can be triggered automatically by incorporating external alarm
sensors. Other applications are not permitted.
In the event of questions concerning the use of the units which are not answered
in this manual, please contact your sales partner or:
Bosch Sicherheitssysteme GmbH
Robert-Koch-Straße 100
85521 Ottobrunn
Germany
www.bosch-sicherheitssysteme.de
EU Directives
The VIP X2 network video server complies with the requirements of EU Directives 89/336 (Electromagnetic Compatibility) and 73/23, amended by 93/68
(Low Voltage Directive).
Rating plate
For exact identification, the model name and serial number are inscribed on the
bottom of the housing. Please make a note of this information before installation
if necessary so as to have it to hand in case of questions or when ordering spare
parts.
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Electric shock hazard
❚ Never attempt to connect the unit to any power network other than the type
for which it is intended.
❚ Use only the power supply unit provided.
❚ Never open the housing.
❚ Never open the housing of the power supply unit.
❚ If a fault occurs, disconnect the power supply unit from the power supply and
from all other units.
❚ Install the power supply and the unit only in a dry, weather-protected location.
❚ If safe operation of the unit cannot be ensured, remove it from service and
secure it to prevent unauthorized operation. Safe operation is no longer possible in the following cases,
– if there is visible damage to the unit or power cables,
– if the unit no longer operates correctly,
– if the unit has been exposed to rain or moisture,
– if foreign bodies have penetrated the unit,
– after long storage under adverse conditions, or
– after exposure to extreme stress in transit.
In such cases, have the unit checked by Bosch Security Systems.
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Installation and operation
❚ The relevant electrical engineering regulations and guidelines must be complied with at all times during installation.
❚ Relevant knowledge of network technology is required to install the unit.
❚ Before installing or operating the unit, make sure you have read and understood the documentation for the other equipment connected to it, such as
cameras. The documentation contains important safety instructions and
information about permitted uses.
❚ Perform only the installation and operation steps described in this manual.
Any other actions may lead to personal injury, damage to property or damage
to the equipment.
Maintenance and repair
❚ Never open the housing of the VIP X2. The unit does not contain any userserviceable parts.
❚ Never open the housing of the power supply unit. The power supply unit does
not contain any user-serviceable parts.
❚ Ensure that all maintenance or repair work is carried out only by qualified personnel (electrical engineers or network technology specialists).
Safety information
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Components supplied
❚ VIP X2 network video server (basic version or audio version)
❚ Power supply unit with four primary adapters
❚ Configuration cable
❚ Quick Installation Guide
❚ Product CD with the following content:
– Quick Installation Guide
– Manual
– System Requirements document
– Configuration Manager
– MPEG ActiveX control
– Player and Archive Player
– DirectX control
– Microsoft Internet Explorer
– Sun JVM
– Adobe Acrobat Reader
Note
Check that the delivery is complete and in perfect condition. Have your unit
checked by Bosch Security Systems if you detect any damage.
System requirements for setup
❚ Computer with Windows 2000/XP operating system, access to a network
and Microsoft Internet Explorer (version 6.0 or higher)
or
❚ Computer with Windows 2000/XP operating system, access to a network
and an installed Configuration Manager program
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Configuration requirements
❚ Computer with Windows 2000/XP operating system, access to a network
and Microsoft Internet Explorer (version 6.0 or higher)
or
❚ Computer with Windows 2000/XP operating system, access to a network
and an installed Configuration Manager program
Note
Take also note of the information in the System Requirements document
on the product CD supplied. Make sure the graphics card is set to 16- or
32-bit color depth and that Sun JVM is installed and activated on your PC.
If necessary, you can install the required software and controls from the
product CD supplied (see Components supplied, page 11).
Operational requirements
❚ Computer with Windows 2000/XP operating system, access to a network
and Microsoft Internet Explorer (version 6.0 or higher)
or
❚ Computer with Windows 2000/XP operating system, access to a network
and receiver software, for example VIDOS or Bosch Video Management
System
or
❚ MPEG-4 compatible hardware decoder from Bosch Security Systems
(for example VIP X2D) as a receiver and connected video monitor
❚ For recording and playback: Access to an iSCSI server that is configured and
ready for operation
Note
Take also note of the information in the System Requirements document
on the product CD supplied. Make sure the graphics card for reception on
the computer monitor is set to 16- or 32-bit color depth and that Sun JVM
is installed and activated on your PC. If necessary, you can install the required software and controls from the product CD supplied (see Components supplied, page 11).
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Overview of functions
Network video server
The VIP X2 is an ultra-compact network video server for two connected video
sources. It is primarily designed for encoding video and control data for transfer
over an IP network. With its encoding in the MPEG-4 format, the VIP X2 is ideally suited for making existing analog CCTV cameras IP-compatible and for
remote access to digital video recorders and multiplexers.
The VIP X2 is small enough to be easily integrated into small housings as well.
The use of existing networks means that integration with CCTV systems or local
networks can be achieved quickly and easily.
Two units, a VIP X2 as a sender and a VIP XD as a receiver for example, can
create a standalone system for data transfer without a PC. Video images from a
single sender can be received simultaneously on multiple receivers. The audio
version of the VIP X2 also allows the transmission of audio signals from and to
compatible units.
Receiver
Compatible MPEG-4 enabled hardware decoders (such as VIP XD) can be used
as receivers. Computers with decoding software installed, such as VIDOS, or
computers with the Microsoft Internet Explorer Web browser can also be used
as receivers.
Video encoding
The VIP X2 uses the MPEG-4 video compression standard. Thanks to efficient
encoding, the data rate remains low even with high image quality and can also
be adapted to local conditions within wide limits.
Dual Streaming
Dual Streaming allows the incoming data stream to be encoded simultaneously
according to two different, individually customized profiles. This feature creates
two data streams per camera that can serve different purposes, for example one
for local recording and one optimized for transmission over the LAN.
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Multicast
In suitably configured networks, the multicast function enables simultaneous realtime video transmission to multiple receivers. The UDP and IGMP V2 protocols
must be implemented on the network for this function.
Encryption
To prevent unauthorized access. the authentication process, as well as the
actual data transmissions can be encrypted. Web browser connections can be
protected using HTTPS.
Remote control
For remote control of external units such as pan or tilt heads for cameras or
motorized zoom lenses, control data is transmitted via the VIP X2's bidirectional
serial interface. This interface can also be used to transmit transparent data.
Tampering recognition and motion detectors
The VIP X2 offers a wide range of configuration options for alarm signaling in the
event of tampering with the connected cameras. An algorithm for detecting
movement in the video image is also part of the scope of delivery and can optionally be extended to include special video analysis algorithms.
Snapshots
Individual video frames (snapshots) can be called up as JPEG images by the
VIP X2, stored on the computer's hard drive or displayed in a separate browser
window.
Backup
A function for storing the video images displayed on the hard drive of your computer is available on the LIVEPAGE as well as on the RECORDINGS page.
Video sequences can be stored by means of a mouse click and can be redisplayed using the Player supplied as part of the scope of delivery.
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Summary
The VIP X2 provides the following main functions:
❚ Video and data transmission over IP data networks
❚ Dual Streaming function for the encoder for simultaneous encoding with two
individually definable profiles
❚ Multicast function for simultaneous picture transmission to multiple receivers
❚ Two analog BNC composite video inputs (PAL/NTSC)
❚ Video encoding to international standard MPEG-4
❚ Integrated Ethernet port (10/100 Base-T)
❚ Transparent, bidirectional data channel with an RS232/RS422/RS485 serial
interface
❚ Configuration and remote control for all internal functions with TCP/IP, also
secured via HTTPS
❚ Password protection to prevent unauthorized connection or configuration
changes
❚ Extensive, flexible recording options
❚ Four alarm inputs and one relay output
❚ Built-in video sensor for motion and tamper alarms
❚ Event-driven automatic connection
❚ Convenient maintenance via uploads
❚ Flexible control and data channel encryption
❚ Authentication according to international standard 802.1x
The audio version also offers:
❚ Transmission and receipt of audio signals
❚ Bidirectional audio (mono) for line or microphone/speaker links
❚ Audio encoding to international standard G.711
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Connections on the front panel
1 Audio line input Line In (audio version only)
3.5 mm stereo jack socket for connecting two audio line input signals
2 Terminal connector (audio version only)
for microphone and loudspeaker connections
3 Audio line output Line Out (audio version only)
3.5 mm stereo jack socket for connecting an audio line output signal
4 Video input Video In 2
BNC socket for connecting a second video source
5 Video input Video In 1
BNC socket for connecting a video source
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Connections on the rear panel
6 USB port
for connecting a USB storage medium (external hard drive)
7 Factory reset button
to restore factory default settings
8 Terminal block
for alarm inputs, relay output, serial interface and power supply
9 Operating status LED
lights up green when ready for operation
10 LED L
lights up green when the unit is connected to the network
11 LED T
flashes orange when data is being transmitted over the network
12 RJ45 socket ETH
for connecting to an Ethernet LAN (local network),
10/100 MBit Base-T
For more information about the LEDs see page 126. For information about the
terminal block connections see page 127.
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Thanks to its ultra-compact dimensions, the VIP X2 is particularly well suited to
installation in cabinets.
Caution
The unit is intended for use indoors or in housings. Select a suitable location for installation where the unit will not be subjected to conditions of extreme temperature or humidity. The ambient temperature must be between 0 and +40°C (+32 and +104°F); the relative humidity must not
exceed 80%.
The unit generates heat during operation, so you should ensure that there
is adequate ventilation and enough clearance between the unit and heatsensitive objects or equipment.
Please ensure the following installation conditions:
❚ Do not install the unit close to heaters or other heat sources. Avoid locations
exposed to direct sunlight.
❚ Allow sufficient space for running cables.
❚ Ensure that the unit has adequate ventilation.
❚ When making connections, use only the cables supplied or use appropriate
cables immune to electromagnetic interference.
❚ Position and run all cables so that they are protected from damage, and provide adequate cable strain relief where needed.
❚ Avoid impacts, blows and severe vibrations as these can irreparably damage
the unit.
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Connections
Cameras
You can connect two video sources to the VIP X2. Any cameras and other video
sources that produce a standard PAL or NTSC signal are suitable.
– Connect the cameras or other video sources with a video cable (75 Ohm,
BNC connector) to the BNC Video In 1 and Video In 2 sockets.
– If the video signal is not looped through, termination is performed by a software setting if necessary (see Video input, page 46).
Audio connections (audio version only)
The audio version of the VIP X2 has two audio ports for audio line signals as well
as a microphone input and a loudspeaker output.
The audio signals are transmitted two-way and in sync with the video signals.
As a result, you can connect a speaker or door intercom system at the destination point, for example.
Note
If possible you should use the line ports of the intercom for transmitting audio signals on the intercom systems. The following specifications should
be complied with in all cases.
Line In:
Impedance 9 kOhm typ., 5.5 Vp-p max. input voltage
Line Out:
Impedance 16 Ohm min., 3 Vp-p max. output voltage
MIC (microphone):
Impedance 2 kOhm typ., 2.8 Vp-p max. input voltage,
–20 dB in, supply 2.3 V typ.
SPK (speaker):
Impedance 4 Ohm min., 6 Vp-p max. output voltage,
power output RMS 1 W
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The stereo jack plugs must be connected as follows:
Contact
Function
Tip
Channel 1 (camera 1)
Middle ring
Channel 2 (camera 2)
Lower ring
Ground
– Connect an audio source with line level to the Line In jack socket of the
VIP X2 with a 3.5 mm stereo jack plug.
– Connect a unit with line-in connection to the Line Out jack socket of the
VIP X2 with a 3.5 mm stereo jack plug.
If you wish to connect a microphone and a loudspeaker directly:
– Connect the microphone cords to the MIC and GND connections on the pushin terminal.
– Connect the loudspeaker cords to the SPK connections on the push-in terminal.
Data interface
The bidirectional data interface is used to control units connected to the VIP X2,
such as a dome camera with a motorized lens.
The interface supports the RS232, RS422 and RS485 transmission standards.
The interface is made up of four terminals of the ST500 jack (for pin assignment,
see page 127).
The range of controllable equipment is expanding constantly. The manufacturers of the relevant equipment provide specific information on installation and
control.
Caution
Please take note of the appropriate documentation when installing and operating the unit to be controlled. The documentation contains important
safety instructions and information about permitted uses.
Note
A video connection is necessary to transmit transparent data.
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Network
You can connect the VIP X2 to a 10/100 Base-T network using a standard UTP
category 5 cable with RJ45 connectors.
– Connect the unit to the network using the ETH socket.
Alarm inputs
The VIP X2 has four alarm inputs on the orange terminal block (for pin assignment, see page 127). The alarm inputs are used to connect to external alarm
devices such as door contacts or sensors. With the appropriate configuration, an
alarm sensor can automatically connect the VIP X2 to a remote location, for
example.
A zero potential make contact or switch can be used as the actuator.
Note
If possible, use a bounce-free contact system as the actuator.
– Connect the lines to the appropriate terminals on the orange terminal block
(IN1 to IN4) and check that the connection is secure.
Relay output
The VIP X2 has a relay output for switching external units such as lamps or
sirens. This relay output can be activated manually during a connection session
with the VIP X2. The output can also be configured to automatically activate
sirens or other alarm units in response to an alarm signal. The relay output is
also located on the orange terminal block (for pin assignment, see page 127).
Caution
The maximum rating of the relay contact is 30 V and 2 A.
– Connect the lines to the appropriate terminals on the orange terminal block
(R) and check that the connection is secure.
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USB interface
The USB interface supports the USB 2.0 standard and enables a connection to
an external hard drive using a USB interface.
When a connection is first made to a USB hard drive, the VIP X2 checks whether
a compatible file system exists on the hard drive. If none is available, the VIP X2
creates a new one. In doing so, all existing data is deleted. If a compatible file
system is already present on the hard drive, any data already stored remains on
the drive. The drive can then easily be used for further recordings.
A PC can also be used for playing back recordings, irrespective of whether a
connection to the VIP X2 exists (see page 116).
Caution
Check whether any other data that should be backed up exists on the drive
before plugging in the drive. All other data on the drive is deleted as soon
as the VIP X2 is switched on.
– Connect the external drive to the USB port of the VIP X2 using a USB cable.
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Power on/Power off
Power supply
The VIP X2 comes with a plug-in power supply unit (PSU) with four primary
adapters and a terminal block. The VIP X2 does not have a power switch. The
unit is ready for operation as soon as it is connected to the power supply.
Caution
The VIP X2 may only be operated using the supplied PSU with the correct
primary adapter for your power outlet. Where necessary, use suitable
equipment to ensure that the power supply is free from interference such
as voltage surges, spikes or voltage drops.
Do not connect the VIP X2 to the power supply until all other connections
have been made.
– Plug the terminal block with the PSU cable connected into the orange socket
on the VIP X2.
– Ensure that the correct primary adapter is attached to the power supply unit
and that a suitable power outlet is available.
– Plug the power supply unit into the grounded power outlet. The unit is ready
for operation as soon as the "operating status" LED stops flashing red during
start-up and lights up green.
Provided the network connection has been correctly made, the green L LED
also lights up. The flashing orange T LED indicates data traffic on the network.
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Setup using the Configuration Manager
The Configuration Manager program can be found on the product CD contained in the scope of delivery. This program allows you to implement and set up
new video servers in the network quickly and conveniently.
Note
Using the Configuration Manager to set all parameters in the VIP X2 is an
alternative to configuration by means of a Web browser, as described in
chapter 5 of this manual.
Installing the program
– Insert the CD in the CD-ROM drive of the computer.
– If the CD does not start automatically, open the Configuration Manager
directory using Windows Explorer and double click Setup.exe.
– Follow the on-screen instructions.
Configuring the VIP X2
You can start the Configuration Manager immediately after installation.
– Double click the icon on the desktop or start the program via the Start menu.
After the program has started, the network is immediately searched for compatible video servers.
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– You can start the configuration if a VIP X2 is shown in the list in the left section of the window. To do this, click the entry for the unit.
– Click the Network tab in the right section of the window. The current network
settings are displayed.
– In the IP address field, enter the required IP address (for example
192.168.0.30) and click the Set button at the bottom right of the window.
The new IP address is valid the next time you start the unit.
– If required, enter a new subnet mask and additional network data.
Note
You must restart to activate the new IP address, a new subnet mask or a
gateway address.
Restart
You can trigger the restart directly with the assistance of the Configuration Manager:
– Right-click the entry for the unit in the list in the left section of the window and
select the Reset command from the context menu.
Additional parameters
You can check and set additional parameters with the assistance of the Configuration Manager. You can find detailed information on this in the documentation
for this program.
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Connecting
The integrated HTTP server in every VIP X2 provides you with the option to configure the unit over the network with a Web browser. This option is an alternative
to configuration using the Configuration Manager program and is considerably
richer in function and more convenient than configuration using the terminal program.
Note
Make sure the graphics card is set to 16- or 32-bit color depth and that Sun
JVM is installed and activated on your PC. If necessary, you can install the
required software and controls from the product CD supplied (see Components supplied, page 11).
Instructions for using the Web browser can be found in its online help.
System requirements
❚ Microsoft Internet Explorer (version 6.0 or higher)
❚ Monitor resolution 1024 × 768 pixels
❚ Network access (Intranet or Internet)
Note
Take also note of the information in the System Requirements document
on the product CD supplied.
Installing MPEG ActiveX
Note
Suitable MPEG ActiveX software must be installed on the computer to allow the live video images to be played back. If necessary, you can install
the required software and controls from the product CD supplied
(see Components supplied, page 11).
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– Insert the CD in the CD-ROM drive of the computer. If the CD does not start
automatically, open the root directory of the CD in Windows Explorer and
double click MPEGAx.exe.
– Follow the on-screen instructions.
Establishing the connection
The VIP X2 must be assigned a valid IP address to operate on your network.
The following default address is preset at the factory: 192.168.0.1
– Start the Web browser.
– Enter the IP address of the VIP X2 as the URL. The connection is established
and after a short time you will see the LIVEPAGE with the video image.
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Maximum number of connections
If you do not connect, the device may have reached its maximum number of connections. Depending on the device and network configuration, up to 25 Web
browser, or up to 50 VIDOS or Bosch Video Management System connections
to each VIP X2 are supported.
Protected VIP X2
If the VIP X2 is password protected against unauthorized access, the Web
browser displays a corresponding message and prompts you to enter the password when you attempt to access protected areas.
Note
The VIP X2 offers the option to limit the extent of access using various authorization levels (see page 32).
– Enter the user name and associated password in the corresponding text
fields.
– Click OK. If the password is entered correctly, the Web browser displays the
page called up.
Protected network
If a RADIUS server is used in the network for the management of access rights
(802.1x authentication) the VIP X2 must be configurated accordingly, otherwise
no communication is possible.
For configuration you must connect the VIP X2 directly to a computer using a
crossed network cable since communication via the network is only possible
when the parameters Identity and Password have been set and authentication
was successful (see page 88).
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Configuration menu
You can access the configuration menu via the SETTINGS page. This menu displays all the parameters of the unit, arranged in groups.
You can view the current settings by opening one of the configuration screens.
You can change the settings by entering new values or by selecting a predefined
value from a list field.
All parameter groups are described in this chapter in the order in which they are
listed in the configuration menu, from the top of the screen to the bottom.
Caution
The settings in the configuration menu should only be processed or modified
by expert users or system support personnel.
All settings are backed up in the VIP X2 memory so they are not lost even if the
power fails.
Start configuration
– Click the SETTINGS link in the upper section of the window. The Web
browser opens a new page with the configuration menu.
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Navigation
– Click one of the menu items in the left window margin. The corresponding
submenu is expanded.
– Click one of the entries in the submenu. The Web browser opens the corresponding page.
Making changes
Each configuration screen shows the current settings. You can change the settings by entering new values or by selecting a predefined value from a list field.
– After each change, click Set to save the change.
Caution
Save each change with the associated Set button. Clicking the Set button
saves the settings only in the current field. Changes in any other fields are
ignored.
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Unit identification
Unit name:
You can give the VIP X2 a name to make it easier to identify. The name makes
the task of administering multiple units in larger video monitoring systems easier, for example using the VIDOS or Bosch Video Management System programs.
Note
The unit name is used for the remote identification of a unit, in the event of
an alarm for example. Enter a name that makes it as easy as possible to
quickly identify the location.
Unit ID:
Each VIP X2 should be assigned a unique identifier that you enter here as an
additional means of identification.
Password
A VIP X2 is generally protected by a password to prevent unauthorized access
to the unit. You can use different authorization levels (User name:) to control
access.
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Note
Proper password protection is only guaranteed when all higher authorization levels are also protected with a password. If a live password is assigned for example, a service and a user password must also be set.
As a result, you should always assign passwords beginning with the highest authorization level service.
User name:
The VIP X2 operates with three user names: service, user and live, which correspond to different authorization levels.
The service user name is the highest authorization level. After entering the correct password, you can access all the functions of the VIP X2 and change all
configuration settings.
The user user name is the middle authorization level. You use it to operate the
unit and also to control cameras, but you cannot change the configuration.
The live user name is the lowest authorization level. It can only be used to view
the live video image and switch between the different live image displays.
Password:
You can define and change a separate password for each user name if you are
logged in as service or if the unit is not password protected.
Enter the password for the selected user name here.
Confirm password:
Enter the new password a second time to eliminate typing mistakes.
Note
The new password is only saved when you click the Set button.
You should therefore click the Set button immediately after entering and
confirming a password, even if you also wish to subsequently assign a
password to another user name.
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Language
Website language:
Select the language for the user interface here.
Date and time
Unit date format:
Select your required date format.
Unit date and Unit time:
If there are multiple devices operating in your system or network, it is important
to synchronize their internal clocks. For example, it is only possible to identify
and correctly evaluate simultaneous recordings when all units are operating on
the same time.
– Enter the current date. Since the unit time is controlled by the internal clock,
there is no need to enter the day of the week - it is added automatically.
– Enter the current clock time or click the Synchr. PC button to apply the system time from your computer to the VIP X2.
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Time server
The VIP X2 can receive the time signal from a time server using various time
server protocols, and then use it to set the internal clock. The unit polls the time
signal automatically once every minute.
Unit time zone:
Select the time zone in which your system is located.
Daylight saving time:
The internal clock can automatically switch between normal and daylight saving
time (DST). The unit already contains the data for DST-switchovers up to the
year 2015. These can be used or modified, if required.
Note
If you do not create a table, there will be no automatic switching. When
editing the table, please note that the values generally occur in linked pairs
(DST start and end dates).
– First check the timezone setting. If it is not correct, select the appropriate
timezone for the system, and click the Set button.
– Click the Details button. A new window will open showing an empty table.
– Select the region or the city which is closest to the system's location from the
list box below the table.
– Click the Generate button to fill the table with the preset values from the unit.
– Click one of the entries in the table to make changes. The entry will be highlighted.
– Clicking the Delete button will remove the entry from the table.
– Choose other values from the list boxes under the table, to change the
selected entry. Changes are immediate.
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– If there are empty lines at the bottom of the table, for example after deletions,
you can add new data by marking the row and selecting values from the list
boxes.
– When you are finished, click the OK button to save and activate the table.
Time server IP address:
Enter the IP address of the time server here.
Time server type:
Choose the protocol used by the selected time server. Always choose SNTP
server as protocol, if it is supported by the time server. This protocol provides
higher accuracy and is required for certain applications, as well as for later addons.
Choose Time server, if the server uses RFC 868 as protocol.
Camera names
The camera name makes it easier to identify the remote camera location, in the
event of an alarm for example. It will be displayed in the video screen if configured to do so (see page 37). The camera name makes the task of administering
cameras in larger video monitoring systems easier, for example using the
VIDOS or Bosch Video Management System programs.
Camera 1: / Camera 2:
Enter a unique, unambiguous name for the camera in this field.
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Display stamping
Various overlays or "stamps" in the video image provide important supplementary information. These overlays can be enabled individually and are arranged
on the image in a clear manner.
Note
The settings on this page apply to both camera inputs.
Camera name stamping:
This field sets the position of the camera name overlay. It can be displayed at
the Top, at the Bottom or at a position of your choice that you can then specify
using the Custom option. Or it can be set to Off for no overlay information.
Time stamping:
This field sets the position of the time overlay. It can be displayed at the Top, at
the Bottom or at a position of your choice that you can then specify using the
Custom option. Or it can be set to Off for no overlay information.
Alarm mode stamping:
Choose On to display a text message overlay in the event of an alarm. It can be
displayed at a position of your choice that you can then specify using the Custom option. Or it can be set to Off for no overlay information.
– Select the desired position from the lists.
– If you select the Custom option, additional fields are displayed where you
can specify the exact position (Position (XY):).
– In the Position (XY): fields enter the values for the desired position.
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Displayed alarm message:
Enter the message to be displayed for an alarm. The maximum text length is
31 characters.
Video watermarking:
Choose On if you wish the transmitted video images to be "watermarked".
After activation, all images are marked with a small green rectangle. A red rectangle indicates that the sequence (live or saved) has been manipulated.
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Picture settings
You can set the video image of each camera to suit your requirements. The current video image is displayed in the small window next to the slide controls as
confirmation. Your changes are effective immediately.
– Click a tab to select the corresponding camera.
– Move the slide control to the required position.
– Click Default to reset all settings to their default value.
Contrast (0...255):
You can use this function to adapt the contrast of the video image to your working environment.
Saturation (0...255):
You can use this function to adjust the color saturation so as to make the reproduction of colors on your monitor as realistic as possible.
Brightness (0...255):
You can use this function to adapt the brightness of the video image to your
working environment.
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Low-pass filter (0...255):
You can use this function to filter fine-grained noise out of the image. Thus you
reduce and optimize the bandwidth necessary for image transmission over the
network. This may reduce the image resolution.
The higher the value given by the slide control the smoother the image signal.
Check your settings controlling the video window next to the slide controls.
Also watch the indicator for the processor load displayed on top of the window
on the left of the unit name (compare page 126).
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MPEG-4 encoder
For encoding the video signal you can select two profiles for each encoder
(video input) and change the presets for the profiles.
Selecting a profile
You can adapt the MPEG-4 data transmission to the operating environment (for
example network structure, bandwidth, data load). To this end, the VIP X2 simultaneously generates two data streams (Dual Streaming) for each video input,
which compression settings you can select individually, for example one setting
for transmissions to the Internet and one for LAN connections.
Note
You must set the parameters for each camera input and for each stream
individually. The names Video 1 and Video 2 correspond to the names of
the video inputs on the unit.
Pre-programmed profiles are available, each giving priority to different perspectives.
❚ Profile 1: Low bandwidth (CIF)
High quality for low bandwidth connections,
resolution 352 × 288/240 pixels
❚ Profile 2: Low delay (2/3 D1)
High quality with low delay,
resolution 464 × 576/480 pixels
❚ Profile 3: High resolution (4CIF/D1)
High resolution for high bandwidth connections,
resolution 704 × 576/480 pixels
❚ Profile 4: DSL
For DSL connections at 500 kBit/s,
resolution 352 × 288/240 pixels
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❚ Profile 5: ISDN (2B)
For ISDN connections via two B channels,
resolution 352 × 288/240 pixels
❚ Profile 6: ISDN (1B)
For ISDN connections via one B channel,
resolution 352 × 288/240 pixels
❚ Profile 7: Modem
For analog modem connections at 20 kBit/s,
resolution 352 × 288/240 pixels
❚ Profile 8: GSM
For GSM connections at 9,600 baud,
resolution 176 × 144/120 pixels
Active profile:
Here you can select the desired profile for each of the two streams. You will see
a preview for each data stream in the right section of the window. The preview
of the data stream currently selected is marked by a green frame. Above the previews, various additional items of information regarding data transmission are
displayed and continually updated.
– First, click a tab at the top to select the associated camera.
– Click a tab at the bottom to select the associated stream.
– Select the desired setting from the list.
Note
Stream 2 is always transmitted for alarm connections and automatic connections. Bear this fact in mind when assigning the profile.
Preview for:
Select which video data stream should be displayed in the previews. You can
deactivate the display of the video images if the performance of the computer is
affected too strongly by the decoding of the data streams.
Check the box for the required data stream.
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Profile configuration
You can change individual parameter values within a profile and the name.
You can switch between profiles by clicking the appropriate tabs.
Caution
The profiles are rather complex. They include a large number of parameters that interact with one another, so it is generally best to use the default
profiles. Change the profiles only once you are fully familiar with all the
configuration options.
Note
All parameters combine to make up a profile and are dependent on one
another. If you enter a setting that is outside the permitted range for a particular parameter, the nearest permitted value will be substituted when the
settings are saved.
Profile name:
You can enter a new name for the profile here. The name is then displayed in
the list of available profiles in the Active profile: field.
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Target data rate:
You can limit the data rate for the VIP X2 to optimize utilization of the bandwidth
in your network. The target data rate should be set according to the desired picture quality for typical scenes with no excessive motion.
For complex images or frequent changes of image content due to frequent
movements, this limit can be temporarily exceeded up to the value you enter in
the Max. data rate field.
Encoding interval:
The figure selected here determines the interval at which images are encoded
and transmitted. For example, entering 4 means that only every fourth image is
encoded, the following three are skipped - this can be particularly advantageous
with low bandwidths. The image rate in ips (images per second) is displayed
beside the text box.
Video resolution:
Here you can select the desired resolution for the MPEG-4 video image. The following resolutions are available:
❚ QCIF
176 × 144/120 pixels
❚ CIF
352 × 288/240 pixels
❚ 1/2 D1
352 × 576/480 pixels
❚ 2CIF
704 × 288/240 pixels
❚ 4CIF/D1
704 × 576/480 pixels
❚ 2/3 D1
464 × 576/480 pixels
Default
Click Default to return the profile to the factory default values.
Details
After clicking the Details >> button, further settings for image quality and communication parameters are displayed.
These settings require familiarity with MPEG and video encoding standards.
Incorrect settings could result in useless video images.
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Max. data rate:
This maximum data rate is not exceeded under any circumstances. Depending
on the video quality settings for the I- and P-frames, this fact can result in skipping of individual images.
The value entered here should be at least 10% higher than the value entered in
the Target data rate field.
P-frame quality:
This setting allows you to adjust the image quality of the P-frames depending on
the movement within the image. The Auto option automatically adjusts to the
optimum combination of movement and image definition (focus). Selecting Manual allows you to set a value between 4 and 31 on the slide control. The value 4
represents the best image quality with, if necessary, a lower frame refresh rate
depending on the settings for the maximum data rate. A value of 31 results in a
very high refresh rate and lower image quality.
I-frame quality:
This setting allows you to adjust the image quality of the I-frames. The Auto
option automatically adjusts the quality to the settings for the P-frame video
quality. Selecting Manual allows you to set a value between 4 and 31 on the
slide control. The value 4 represents the best image quality with, if necessary, a
lower frame refresh rate depending on the settings for the maximum data rate.
A value of 31 results in a very high refresh rate and lower image quality.
I-frame distance:
This parameter allows you to set the intervals in which the I-frames will be
coded. 0 means auto mode, whereby the video server inserts I-frames when
necessary. An entry of 1 indicates that I-frames are continuously generated.
An entry of 2 indicates that only every second image is an I-frame, and 3 only
every third image etc.; the frames in between are coded as P-frames.
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Video input
You can activate the 75 Ohm terminating resistor for each video input on
the VIP X2. The terminating resistance must be deactivated for the video signal
to be looped through. Every video input is closed at the time of delivery.
Note
The numbering follows the labeling of the video inputs on the actual unit.
75 Ohm termination:
Select Off if the video signal is to be looped through.
Source type:
To allow video recorders to be connected as a video source, you can change the
characteristic of the video source from the preset value of Camera to VCR.
Video recorders require a more tolerant setting for the internal PLL as a result of
jitter effects caused by the mechanical components of a video recorder.
Note
In some cases, selecting the VCR option can lead to an improvement in
the video image even with a camera connected.
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Audio settings (audio version only)
You can set the gain of the audio signals to suit your specific requirements.
The current video image is shown in the small window next to the slide controls
to help you check the selected audio source and improve assignments. Your
changes are effective immediately.
If you connect via Web browser you must activate the audio transmission on the
Livepage configuration page (see page 94). For other connections the transmission depends on the audio settings of the respective system.
Note
The numbering of the audio inputs follows the labeling on the unit and the
assignment to the respective video inputs. The assignment cannot be
changed for Web browser connections.
Line In 1: / Line In 2: / Microphone (MIC):
You can set the gain of the audio signal for the line inputs and for the microphone
input. Make sure that the display does not go beyond the green zone during
modulation.
Line Out/Speaker (SPK):
You can set the gain of the line and loudspeaker output. Make sure that the display does not go beyond the green zone during modulation.
Selection
Click one of the option boxes and then click Set to display the level of the respective audio input for orientation and to set the gain.
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JPEG posting
You can save individual JPEG images on an FTP server at certain intervals.
You can then retrieve these images at a later date to reconstruct alarm events if
required.
JPEG format:
Select the resolution you wish the JPEG images to have:
❚ Small
176 × 144/120 pixels (QCIF)
❚ Medium
352 × 288/240 pixels (CIF)
❚ Large
704 × 576/480 pixels (4CIF)
File name:
You can select how file names will be created for the individual images which
are transmitted.
❚ Overwrite: The same file name is always used and any existing file will be
overwritten with the current file.
❚ Increment: A number from 000 to 255 is added to the file name and automatically incremented by 1. When it reaches 255 it starts again from 000.
❚ Date/time suffix: The date and time are automatically added to the file name.
When setting this parameter, ensure that the unit's date and time are always
correctly set. Example: the file snap011005_114530.jpg was stored on October 1, 2005 at 12.45 p.m. and 30 seconds.
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JPEG posting interval:
Enter the interval in seconds at which the images will be sent to an FTP server.
Enter zero if you do not want any images to be sent.
FTP server IP address:
Enter the IP address of the FTP server on which you wish to save the JPEG
images.
FTP server login:
Enter your login name for the FTP server.
FTP server password:
Enter the password that gives you access to the FTP server.
Path on FTP server:
Enter the exact path on which you wish to post the images on the FTP server.
Post JPEG from camera:
Click the check box to activate the camera input for the JPEG image.
Note
The numbering follows the labeling of the video inputs on the actual unit.
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Storage medium
You can record the images from the cameras connected to the VIP X2 on an
external USB hard drive (see page 23) or in an appropriately configured iSCSI
storage device.
It is also possible to let the Video Recording Manager (VRM) control all recording, when accessing an iSCSI server. The VRM is an external program for configuring recording tasks for video servers. For further information, please contact
your local customer service at Bosch Security Systems.
Type:
Select the desired storage medium to subsequently configure the recording
parameters.
If you select VRM, the Video Recording Manager will manage all recording, and
you will not be able to make any further configurations here.
Caution
If you switch the storage medium from iSCSI server to USB hard drive,
the settings on the iSCSI settings page will be lost and can only be restored by reconfiguring them.
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Storage information
The status of the currently selected storage medium and the data throughput are
displayed here for information. You cannot change any of these settings.
– Click Log to view a status report with logged actions. A new window will open.
– In this window, click Delete to delete all entries. The entries will be deleted
immediately; you cannot undo this process.
– Click the Close button to close the window.
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iSCSI settings
If you select type iSCSI server as the storage medium, you then need to set up
a connection to the desired iSCSI storage device and set the configuration
parameters.
Note
The storage device selected must adhere to the iSCSI specification, be
available on the network and be completely set up. Amongst other things,
it must have an IP address and be divided into logical drives (LUN).
iSCSI IP address:
– Enter the IP address of the required iSCSI server here.
– Click the Read button. The connection to the IP address will be established.
The iSCSI LUN map field contains the corresponding logical drives.
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iSCSI LUN map
The LUN map displays the logical drives configured for the iSCSI storage
device. The current user is displayed for each drive.
– Double-click a free drive (LUN). The associated information is called up and
automatically displayed in the fields below the map.
– If the logical drive is password protected, you must first enter the password in
the Target password field and click the Set button.
Note
In cases where the information cannot be read due to the network topology, you must enter the data manually, so that the VIP X2 can access the
drive. In this case you should ensure that the entries correspond exactly
with the configuration of the iSCSI device.
– After entering all the settings in the relevant fields, click Set. The VIP X2
attempts to create a connection to the required drive using this data.
As soon as a connection has been established, the selected drive is used for
recordings.
Target IP address:
Enter the IP address of the required iSCSI server here.
Target node:
Enter the number of the iSCSI server target node.
Target LUN:
Enter the LUN of the required drive.
Target password:
If the drive is password protected, enter the password.
Note
You may not enter a new password. This is only possible by configuring
the iSCSI storage device.
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Initiator name:
The initiator name is automatically displayed after a connection has been established.
Initiator extension:
Enter the initiator extension. For the sake of clarity, you can enter a name or the
existing extension with a comment, for example "– Camera 2"
Decoupling the drive in use
Each drive can only be associated with one user. If a drive is already being used
by another person, you can decouple the drive and connect the drive with
the VIP X2.
– Double-click a drive that is already being used in the LUN map. You will see
a warning message.
– Confirm the decoupling of the current user. The drive is released and can now
be connected to the VIP X2.
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Storage information
The status of the currently selected storage medium and the data throughput are
displayed here for information. You cannot change any of these settings.
– Click Log to view a status report with logged actions. A new window will open.
– In this window, click Delete to delete all entries. The entries will be deleted
immediately; you cannot undo this process.
– Click the Close button to close the window.
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Partitioning
Two partitions can be set up for recordings of the cameras connected to
the VIP X2, in a similar manner to the partitioning often found on computer hard
drives. Parameters such as size, quality and type of video recording or compression standard used can be specified for each partition. Modifying these parameters leads to reorganization, during which stored data is lost.
The unit requires a dedicated partition for the recordings of each connected
camera. Each partition is linked to its own encoder or camera input: camera
input Video In 1 with partition number 01, camera input Video In 2 with
partition 02. This assignment cannot be modified. As a result, all numbers are
always displayed in the list, regardless of whether a corresponding partition is
available or has been deleted. Both potential partitions need to be configured in
order to record two cameras. Two partitions are already pre-configured in the
default configuration.
All partitions are listed in the table on the page Partitioning together with the
number of the video input (Camera), their partition name, alarm tracks, type and
size.
In addition, the page provides you with an overview of the drive data; for example total memory and number of partitions created. A pie chart indicates how
much memory space is partitioned for recordings.
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Creating a partition
Note
The maximum number of partitions is predefined and corresponds to the
number of video inputs on the actual unit.
Creating a new partition is performed using separate windows in which information is presented to you and you are led step by step through the necessary settings.
The process must be completed for each partition to be set up on the hard drive.
After startup, you can select the total number of partitions to be set up. The setup
process is then started as often as is necessary to configure all partitions.
Note
You can create multiple partitions of the same type in one process. To do
this, check the box Apply same settings for all new partitions in the first
window.
– Click the Create partition button to start the assistant for creating partitions.
The first window appears.
– You should always first read the information text in the upper section of the
window.
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– Click in the text fields to enter values or use the other controls that are available, such as buttons, checkboxes or list fields.
– Click the Next >> button in the lower section of the window to continue with
the next step.
– Click the << Back button in the lower section of the window to view the previous step again.
– Click the Cancel button to cancel the process and close the help.
Saving changes
After you have made all necessary settings, you must transfer the settings to the
unit and save them. To do this, you need to quit the help in the last window using
the Finish button.
Caution
All modifications to settings are only effective if you complete the configuration in the last window by clicking Finish.
– Switch to the last window if necessary.
– Click Finish to complete the configuration. All settings are now transferred to
the unit and subsequently become effective.
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Partition status
This window provides information about the current configuration of the partition.
No changes can be made here.
– In the list, click the partition that you want to modify in order to select this partition.
– Click the Partition status button. A window will open showing information on
the highlighted partition.
– Click the << and the >> buttons to view the status of other partitions.
– Click OK to close the window.
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Editing a partition
You can modify the configuration of a partition at any time.
Caution
Changes to a partition lead to a reorganization of the partition, resulting in
the loss of all sequences stored on that partition. Consequently, you
should back up all important sequences on the computer's hard drive before modifying the partition.
You can perform the required modifications in the Partition properties window.
– In the list, click the partition that you want to modify in order to select this partition.
– Click the Edit partition button. A new window with the entries for the selected
partition is opened.
– Enter the necessary changes.
– Click the << and the >> buttons to edit other partitions.
– Click the Set button to save the modifications.
– After closing the window, click the Set button in the main window to transfer
the changes to the unit and to save them.
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Type of recording:
Select the required recording type.
In the case of Ring mode the recording proceeds continuously. If the maximum
hard drive space has been reached, the oldest recordings are automatically
overwritten.
In the case of Linear mode the recording proceeds until the entire hard drive
space is full. The recording is then stopped until old recordings have been
deleted.
Number of alarm tracks:
Caution
Alarm tracks must be set up in the required partition for alarm recording.
The unit uses a special recording mode during alarm recording for optimal usage
of storage capacity: as soon as a time gap for alarm recording begins, a recording is continuously made on one segment, which is the size of a complete alarm
sequence (pre- and post-alarm time).
This segment in the partition functions in a similar manner to a ring buffer and is
overwritten until an alarm is actually triggered. Recording occurs on the segment
only for the duration of the preset post-alarm time and a new segment subsequently used in the same manner.
Select the number of alarm tracks to be used in the partition. One alarm event
can be recorded in each alarm track. Accordingly, the number of alarms entered
can be recorded and archived. A partition can contain a maximum of 128 alarm
recordings.
If the option Ring mode (see page 61) is set for a partition, the latest alarm
recordings are always saved in the preset number. If the option Linear mode is
selected, the recording is stopped as soon as the total number of alarm tracks
has been recorded.
Alarm track size:
The size for an alarm track can be calculated according to various parameters.
The calculated size applies to all alarm tracks for the partition.
– Click the Calculate button. A window will open.
– Select the appropriate setting for each parameter from the list boxes.
Click the Set button to accept the calculated value.
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Format!
You can delete all recordings in a partition at any time.
Caution
Check the recordings before deleting and back up important sequences on
the computer's hard drive.
– Click the Format! button to delete all recordings in the currently selected partition.
Delete all partitions
You can delete all partitions at any time. It is not possible to delete single partitions.
Caution
Deleting a partition leads to the entire hard drive being reorganized and the
loss of all sequences stored on the drive. Consequently, you should check
the recordings before deleting any partition and back up important sequences on the computer's hard drive.
– Click the Delete all partitions button. The lines remain in the display containing the associated number, the partition name is deleted and the size is indicated as 0.
– Click the Set button to transfer the changes to the unit and to save them.
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Recording profiles
You can define up to ten separate recording profiles. You then assign these to
individual days or times of day in the recording scheduler (see page 63).
In each profile you can set different settings for each camera input.
Note
You can modify the names of the recording profiles on the tabs in the Recording scheduler page (see page 63).
– Click one of the tabs to edit the corresponding profile.
– In the list click the name of the camera input for which you want to edit the
settings.
– You can select multiple camera inputs by holding down the shift or [Ctrl] key
as usual in Windows. The following settings apply to all entries marked.
– Click the Default button to return all settings to their defaults, if appropriate.
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– Click the Copy settings button if you want to copy the currently visible settings to another profile. A dialog will appear, and you can select the target profile for the copied settings.
– Click the Set button in each profile tab to save the settings in the device.
Standard profile:
You can select the encoder profile to use for continual recording (compare
page .42).
Note
The recording profile can deviate from the standard setting Active profile
for the video input set and is only used during an active recording.
Encoder:
You can select which data stream to record here.
Alarm track recording:
Note
This parameter is only active, if the alarm tracks have been configured for
the respective camera input, that is the respective partition (see page 61).
– Click the checkbox to activate alarm track recording. The pre-alarm time gap
will be displayed automatically.
Post-alarm time:
You can select the post-alarm time gap from the list box.
Post-alarm profile:
You can select the encoder profile to use for recording during the post-alarm
time (compare page 42). The Standard profile option sets this to the same as
the standard profile.
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Alarm input/Motion alarm/Video loss alarm:
You can select the alarm sensor that is to trigger a recording. You can also use
the motion and video alarm for a camera to trigger the alarm recording by
another camera.
Note
The alarm sensor must be active to be able to trigger the recording.
The alarm inputs and video loss alarms are activated on the page Alarm
sources (see page 69). The motion alarms are configured and activated
for each camera on the page VCA (see page 73).
The numbering of the check boxes for the alarm inputs corresponds to the labeling of the alarm inputs on the VIP X2. For the motion and video loss alarm, the
numbering corresponds to the labeling of the video inputs.
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Recording scheduler
In the recording scheduler you can assign weekdays and times to the recording
profiles you have created during which images from the cameras selected
should be recorded in the event of an alarm.
You can assign as many time periods (in 15-minute intervals) for any day of the
week to a profile. When you move the mouse cursor over the table, the time is
displayed.
In addition to weekdays, you can also define holidays which differ from the regular scheduling for the week. This allows you to apply the settings for Sundays
to other dates that fall on varying weekdays.
– Click the profile in the Time periods field that you want to assign intervals to.
– Click a field in the table, and holding the left mouse button down drag the cursor across all of the fields to be assigned to the selected profile.
– Use the right mouse button to deselect any of the intervals.
– Click the Select all button to select all of the intervals to be assigned to the
selected profile.
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– Click the Clear all button to deselect all of the intervals.
– When you are finished, click the Set button to save the settings in the device.
Holidays
You can define holidays, which will override the settings for the normal weekly
schedule. This allows you to apply the settings for Sundays to other dates that
fall on varying weekdays.
– Click the Holidays tab. Any days, which have already been defined, will be
shown in the table.
– Click the Add button. This will open a new window.
– Select the desired date from the calendar. By dragging the mouse you can
select a range of dates. These are handled as a single entry in the table.
– Click OK to accept the selection. The window will close.
– Assign the defined holidays to the recording profile as described above.
Delete holidays
You can delete user-defined holidays at any time.
– Click the Delete button. This will open a new window.
– Click the date to be deleted.
– Click OK. The selection is removed from the table and the window closed.
– Repeat for any other dates to be deleted.
Time periods
You can change the names of the recording profiles.
– Select a profile by clicking and then click Rename.
– Enter the desired name and click Rename again.
Activate recording
After configuration, you must activate the recording scheduler and start the
recording.
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After starting, the pages Recording profiles and Recording scheduler are
deactivated, and the configuration cannot be modified.
You can terminate recording at any time and modify settings.
– Click the Start button to activate the recording scheduler.
– Click the Stop button to deactivate the recording scheduler. Recordings that
are currently running will be interrupted and the configuration can be modified.
Recording status:
The graphic indicates the recording activity of the VIP X2. You will see an animated graphic while recording is taking place.
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Alarm sources
You can configure the possible alarm triggers for the VIP X2 (for example, the
alarm inputs).
Alarm input 1: to Alarm input 4:
Select the option On to activate the alarm by the corresponding external alarm
sensor. Otherwise, select Off.
Select Active high if the alarm is to be triggered by closing the contact.
Select Active low if the alarm is to be triggered by opening the contact.
Name:
You can enter a name for each alarm input, which is then displayed below the
icon for the alarm input on the LIVEPAGE if configured correctly (see Livepage
configuration, page 94).
Video loss alarm:
Activate the checkbox if you want an interruption of the video signal to also trigger an alarm. A selected video input is indicated by a check mark.
Note
The numbering follows the labeling of the video inputs on the actual unit.
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Alarm connections
You can select how the VIP X2 responds to an alarm. In the event of an alarm,
the unit can automatically connect to a pre-defined IP address. You can enter up
to 10 IP addresses to which the VIP X2 will connect in sequence in the event of
an alarm, until a connection is made.
Connect on alarm:
Select On so that the VIP X2 automatically connects to a predefined IP address
in the event of an alarm.
By setting Follows input 1 the unit maintains the connection that has been automatically established for as long as an alarm exists on alarm input 1.
Note
Stream 2 is always transmitted for alarm connections. Bear this fact in
mind when assigning the profile (see page 42).
Number of destination IP address:
Specify the numbers of the IP addresses to be contacted in the event of an
alarm. The unit contacts the remote stations one after the other in the numbered
sequence until a connection is made.
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Destination IP address:
For each number enter the corresponding IP address for the desired remote station.
Destination password:
If the remote station is password protected, enter the password here.
You can save up to ten target IP-addresses on this page. This means that also
only ten passwords for connections can be defined here. If more than ten connections are necessary, for example when connections are initiated by a controlling system, such as VIDOS or Bosch Video Management System, you can
define a general password. The VIP X2 can make connections with this general
password to all devices protected by that same password. In such cases, proceed as follows:
– Select 10 in the Number of destination IP address list box.
– Enter 0.0.0.0 in the Destination IP address field.
– Enter the password in the Destination password field.
– Set the user password of all the devices to be connected to this password.
Note
Setting target 10 to the destination IP address 0.0.0.0 will override its function as the tenth address to try for auto-connect on alarm. Instead the parameter is used only to store the general password.
Remote port:
Choose the browser-port, depending on the network configuration. Port 443 for
HTTPS connections is only available if the On option in SSL encryption is
active.
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SSL encryption:
SSL encryption can be used to protect data, such as the password, used for connection establishment. If you activate the On option, only encrypted ports are
available for the Remote port parameter.
Note
SSL encryption must be activated and configured on both sides of a connection. The appropriate certificates must also have been uploaded to the
VIP X2 (see page 99).
You can configure and activate encryption for media data (video, audio, metadata) on the Encryption page (see page 91).
Auto-connect:
Select the On option to automatically re-establish a connection to one of the
previously specified IP addresses after each restart, after a connection breakdown or after a network failure.
Note
Stream 2 is always transmitted for automatic connections. Bear this fact in
mind when assigning the profile (see page 42).
Audio: (audio version only)
Select the option On if you wish to additionally transmit a standalone G.711
encoded audio stream with alarm connections.
Default camera:
Here you can select the camera whose image will be automatically displayed
first on the receiver when the alarm connection is made. Depending on the system configuration, the receiver can then select the other cameras as well.
Note
The numbering follows the labeling of the video inputs on the actual unit.
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VCA
The VIP X2 contains an integrated video content analysis (VCA), which can
detect and analyze changes in the signal on the basis of image processing.
Such changes can be due to movements in the camera's field of view.
You can configure the video content analysis for each video input individually.
– Click one of the tabs to open the configuration of the corresponding video
input.
– Enter the desired settings.
– If necessary, click the Default button to return all settings to their default
values.
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Analysis:
Select the option On to activate the video content analysis.
As soon as the video content analysis is activated, metadata are created.
Depending on the Analysis type selected and the relevant configuration, additional information overlays the video image in the preview window next to the
parameter settings. If you have selected MOTION+ analysis, for example, the
sensor fields in which movement is registered are marked by rectangles.
Note
On the Livepage configuration page, you can enable additional information overlays for the live video image too (see page 96).
Analysis type:
Select the required analysis algorithm. By default, only MOTION+ is available –
this offers a motion detector and essential recognition of tampering. The current
alarm status is displayed for information purposes.
Note
Additional analysis algorithms with comprehensive functions such as
IVMD are available from Bosch Security Systems.
Motion detector (MOTION+ only)
For the detector to function, the following conditions must be met:
❚ Analysis must be activated.
❚ At least one sensor field must be activated.
❚ The individual parameters must be configured to suit the operating environment and the desired responses.
❚ The sensitivity must be set to a value greater than zero.
Caution
Reflections of light (off glass surfaces, etc.), switching lights on or off or
changes in the light level caused by cloud movement on a sunny day can
trigger unintended responses from the motion detector and generate false
alarms. Run a series of tests at different times of the day and night to ensure that the video sensor is operating as intended.
For indoor surveillance, ensure constant lighting of the areas during the
day and at night.
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Sensitivity: (MOTION+ only)
The basic sensitivity of the motion detector can be adjusted for the environmental conditions to which the camera is subject.
The sensor reacts to variations in the brightness of the video image. The darker
the observation area, the higher the value that must be selected.
Min. object size: (MOTION+ only)
You can specify the number of sensor fields that a moving object must cover to
generate an alarm. This setting prevents objects that are too small from triggering an alarm.
A minimum value of 4 is recommended. This value corresponds to four sensor
fields.
Global change %: (MOTION+ only)
You can define the percentage of sensor fields that must register a change
simultaneously before generating an alarm. This setting is independent of the
sensor fields selected under Select area.
This option allows you to detect, independently of motion alarms, manipulation
of the orientation or location of a camera resulting from turning the camera
mounting bracket, for instance.
Selecting the area (MOTION+ only)
The areas of the image to be monitored by the motion detector can be selected.
The video image is subdivided into 858 square sensor fields. You can activate
or deactivate each of these fields individually. If you wish to exclude particular
regions of the camera's field of view from monitoring due to continuous movement (by a tree in the wind, etc.), the relevant fields can be deactivated.
– Click Select area to configure the sensor fields. A new window will open.
– If necessary, click Clear all first to clear the current selection (fields marked
red).
– Left-click the fields to be activated. Activated fields are marked red.
– If necessary, click Select all to select the entire video frame for monitoring.
– Right-click any fields you wish to deactivate.
– Click OK to save the configuration.
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– Click the close button (X) in the window title bar to close the window without
saving the changes.
Tamper detection
You can reveal the tampering of cameras and video cables by means of various
options. Run a series of tests at different times of the day and night to ensure
that the video sensor is operating as intended.
Note
The options for tamper detection can only be set for fixed cameras. Dome
cameras or other motorized cameras cannot be protected in this manner
as the movement of the camera itself causes changes in the video image
that are too great.
Sensitivity:
Note
This and the following parameter are only accessible if the reference
check is activated.
The basic sensitivity of the tamper detection can be adjusted for the environmental conditions to which the camera is subject.
The algorithm reacts to the differences between the reference image and the
current video image. The darker the observation area, the higher the value that
must be selected.
Trigger delay (sec):
You can set delayed alarm triggering. The alarm is only triggered after a set time
interval in seconds has elapsed and then only if the triggering condition still
exists. If the original condition has been restored before this time interval
elapses, the alarm is not triggered. This allows you to avoid false alarms triggered by short-term changes, for example cleaning activities in the direct field of
vision of the camera.
Scene too bright
Activate this function if tampering associated with exposure to extreme light
(for instance, shining a flashlight directly on the objective) should trigger an
alarm. The average brightness of the scene provides a basis for recognition.
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Scene too dark
Activate this function if tampering associated with covering the objective
(for instance, by spraying paint on it) should trigger an alarm. The average
brightness of the scene provides a basis for recognition.
Scene too noisy
Activate this function if tampering associated with EMC interference (noisy
scene as the result of a strong interference signal in the vicinity of the video
lines), as an example, should trigger an alarm.
Reference check
You can save a reference image that is continuously compared with the current
video image. If the current video image in the marked areas differs from the reference image, an alarm is triggered. This allows you to detect tampering that
would otherwise not be detected, for example if the camera is turned.
– Click Reference to save the currently visible video image as a reference.
– Click Select area and select the areas in the reference image that are to be
monitored.
– Check the box Reference check to activate on-going matching. The stored
reference image is displayed in black and white below the current video
image, and the selected areas are marked in red.
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Selecting the area
You can select the image areas in the reference image that are to be monitored.
The video image is subdivided into 858 square fields. You can activate or deactivate each of these fields individually.
Note
Select only those areas for reference monitoring in which no movement
takes place and that are always evenly lit, as false alarms could otherwise
be triggered.
– Click Select area to configure the sensor fields. A new window will open.
– If necessary, click Clear all first to clear the current selection (fields marked
red).
– Left-click the fields to be activated. Activated fields are marked red.
– If necessary, click Select all to select the entire video frame for monitoring.
– Right-click any fields you wish to deactivate.
– Click OK to save the configuration.
– Click the close button (X) in the window title bar to close the window without
saving the changes.
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Alarm e-mail
As an alternative to automatic connecting, alarm states can also be documented
by e-mail. In this way it is possible to notify a recipient who does not have a video
receiver. In this case the VIP X2 automatically sends an e-mail to a previously
defined e-mail address.
Send alarm e-mail:
Select On if you want the unit to automatically send an alarm e-mail in the event
of an alarm.
Mail server IP address:
Enter the IP address of a mail server that operates on the SMTP standard (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol). Outgoing e-mails are sent to the mail server via the
address you entered. Otherwise leave the box blank (0.0.0.0).
Layout:
You can select the data format of the alarm message.
❚ Standard (with JPEG): e-mail with attached JPEG image file.
❚ SMS: e-mail in SMS format to an e-mail-to-SMS gateway (for example to
send an alarm by cellphone) without an image attachment.
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Caution
When a cellphone is used as the receiver, make sure to activate the e-mail
or SMS function, depending on the format, so that these messages can be
received. You can obtain information on operating your cellphone from
your cellphone provider.
Attach JPEG from camera:
Click the checkbox to select the cameras from which JPEG images are sent.
An enabled video input is indicated by a check mark.
Destination address:
Enter the e-mail address for alarm e-mails here. The maximum address length
is 49 characters.
Sender name:
Enter a unique name for the e-mail sender, for example the location of the unit.
This will make it easier to identify the origin of the e-mail.
Send e-mail for testing:
Test the e-mail function by clicking the Send now button. An alarm e-mail is
immediately created and sent.
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Relay
You can configure the switching behavior of the relay output. You can specify an
open switch relay (normally closed contact) or a closed switch relay (normally
open contact).
You can also specify whether the output should operate as a bistable or
monostable relay. In bistable mode, the triggered state of the relay is maintained. In monostable mode, you can set the time after which the relay will return
to the idle state.
You can select different events that automatically activate the output. It is possible, for example, to turn on a floodlight by triggering a motion alarm and then
turning the light off again when the alarm has stopped.
Idle state:
Select Open if you want the relay to operate as an NO contact, or select Closed
if the relay is to operate as an NC contact.
Operating mode:
Select an operating mode for the relay.
For example, if you want an alarm-activated lamp to stay on after the alarm
ends, select Bistable. If you wish an alarm-activated siren to sound for 10 seconds, for example, select 10 sec.
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Relay follows:
If required, select a specific event that will trigger the relay. The following events
are possible triggers:
❚ Off
Relay is not triggered by events
❚ Connection
Trigger whenever a connection is made
❚ Video alarm 1
Trigger by interrupting the video signal
Note
The relay is only triggered by an interruption in the video signal at input
Video In 1, and not by interruptions in the other video signal.
❚ Motion alarm 1
Trigger by means of motion alarm as configured on the page VCA for Video 1
(see page 73)
❚ Local input 1
Trigger by external alarm input 1
❚ Remote input 1
Trigger by remote station's switching contact (only if a connection exists)
Relay name:
You can assign a name for the relay here. The name is shown on the button next
to Trigger relay. The Livepage can also be configured to display the name
under the relay icon.
Trigger relay:
Click the button to trigger the relay manually (for testing or to operate a door
opener, for example).
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COM1
You can configure the serial interface parameters (orange terminal block) to
meet your requirements.
Note
If the VIP X2 is working in multicast mode (see page 89), the first remote
location to establish a video connection to the unit is also assigned the
transparent data connection. However after about 15 seconds of inactivity
the data connection is automatically terminated and another remote location can exchange transparent data with the unit.
Serial port function:
Select a controllable unit from the list. If you wish to use the serial port to transmit
transparent data, select Transparent. Select Terminal if you wish to operate
the unit from a terminal.
Note
After selecting a unit, the remaining parameters in the window are set automatically and should not be changed.
Camera ID:
If necessary, enter the ID of the peripheral you wish to control (for example a
dome camera or pan/tilt head). The ID set refers to the peripheral device connected to the first video input. For each video input following the ID is incremented automatically and assigned to the connected peripheral device.
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Baud rate:
Select the value for the transmission rate in bit/s.
Data bits:
The number of data bits per character cannot be changed.
Stop bits:
Select the number of stop bits per character.
Parity check:
Select the type of parity check.
Interface mode:
Select the desired protocol for the serial interface.
Half-duplex mode:
Choose the setting appropriate for your application.
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Network
The settings in this screen are used to integrate the VIP X2 into an existing network.
Caution
Some changes, for example to the IP address, subnet mask or gateway
address are transferred to the unit by clicking Set. However, they only take
effect after the unit is restarted!
Note the indicator Reboot after ’Set’ necessary!
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– Click Set after entering a new IP address.
– To restart the unit, enter the old IP address followed by /reset (for example
192.168.0.30/reset) in the address bar of your Web browser. The
VIP X2 restarts, after which it can only be accessed at the new IP address.
IP address:
Enter the desired IP address for the VIP X2 in this field. The IP address must be
valid for the network.
Subnet mask:
Enter the appropriate subnet mask for the selected IP address here.
Gateway address:
If you want the unit to establish a connection to a remote location in a different
subnet, enter the IP address of the gateway here. Otherwise leave the box blank
(0.0.0.0).
Video transmission:
If the unit is operated behind a firewall, TCP (HTTP port) should be selected as
the transfer protocol. For use in a local network, select UDP.
Caution
Multicast operation is only possible with the UDP protocol. The TCP protocol does not support multicast connections.
Note
The MTU value in UDP mode is 1514 bytes.
HTTP browser port:
Select a different HTTP browser port from the list if required. The default HTTP
port is 80. If you want to limit connection to HTTPS you must deactivate the
HTTP port. To do this activate the Off option.
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HTTPS browser port:
To limit browser access to encrypted connections, choose an HTTPS port from
the list. The standard HTTPS port is 443. By activating the Off option, you can
deactivate HTTPS ports and limit connections to unencrypted ports.
The VIP X2 uses the TLS 1.0 encryption protocol. Ensure that the browser has
been configured to support this protocol. Also ensure that Java application support is activated (in the Java Plug-in Control Panel of the Windows Control
Panel).
Note
If you want to limit connections to SSL encryption, you must set the Off option in the HTTP browser port, the RCP+ port 1756, and Telnet support.
This deactivates all unencrypted connections allowing connections on the
HTTPS port only.
You can configure and activate encryption for media data (video, audio, metadata) on the Encryption page (see page 91).
RCP+ port 1756:
You can activate the unencrypted RCP+ port 1756 for exchanging connection
data. If you want to allow only encrypted connections, you must set the Off
option to deactivate the port.
Telnet support:
If you want to allow only encrypted connections, you must set the Off option to
deactivate Telnet support, making Telnet connections impossible.
Ethernet link type:
Choose the setting appropriate for your application.
1. SNMP host address: / 2. SNMP host address:
The VIP X2 supports the SNMP V2 (Simple Network Management Protocol) for
managing and monitoring network components, and can send SNMP messages
(traps) to IP addresses. It supports SNMP MIB II in the unified code. If you wish
to send SNMP traps, enter the IP addresses of one or two required target
devices here.
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SNMP traps:
You can choose, which traps are sent.
– Click Select. A dialog box appears.
– Click the check boxes of the appropriate traps.
– Click OK to close the window and send all of the checked traps.
Authentication:
If a RADIUS server controls access rights in the network, you must activate
authentication here. Otherwise there will be no communication with the device.
The respective data must also be stored in the RADIUS server.
For configuration you must connect the VIP X2 directly to a computer using a
crossed network cable since communication via the network is only possible
when the parameters Identity and Password have been set and authentication
was successful.
Identity:
Enter the user name that the RADIUS server uses for identification of the
VIP X2.
Password:
Enter the password that is stored in the RADIUS server.
Automatic IP assignment:
If the network has a DHCP server for dynamic IP allocation, you can activate the
acceptance of the automatically assigned IP address here. In this case, the IP
entered above on this page will be overwritten the next time the unit boots
(restart).
Caution
The DHCP server must support the allocation of static IP addresses based
on MAC addresses and must be configured accordingly, so that the unit
receives the same IP address after each restart. If not, the unit may no
longer be accessible via its IP address, or controlling systems, such as
VIDOS or Bosch Video Management System loose the allocations.
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Multicasting
In addition to a 1:1 connection between an encoder and a single receiver (unicast), the VIP X2 can enable multiple receivers to receive the video signal from
an encoder simultaneously. The device either duplicates the data stream itself
and then distributes it to multiple receivers (Multi-unicast) or it sends a single
data stream to the network, where the data stream is simultaneously distributed
to multiple receivers in a defined group (Multicast). For each encoder (video
input) you can enter a dedicated multicast address and port for each stream.
You can switch between the streams by clicking the appropriate tabs.
Note
Multicast operation requires a multicast-enabled network that uses the
UDP and the Internet Group Management IGMP protocols. Other group
management protocols are not supported. The TCP protocol does not support multicast connections.
A special IP address (class D address) must be configured for multicast operation in a multicast-enabled network.
The network must support group IP addresses and the Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP V2). The address range is from 225.0.0.0 to
239.255.255.255.
The multicast address can be the same for multiple streams. However it will be
necessary to use a different port in each case so that multiple data streams are
not sent simultaneously using the same port and multicast address.
Note
You must set the parameters for each encoder (video input) and for each
stream individually. The numbering follows the labeling of the video inputs
on the actual unit.
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Multicast address video 1: / Multicast address video 2:
Enter a valid multicast address for each stream from the relevant encoder (video
input) to be operated in multicast mode (duplication of the data streams in the
network).
With the setting 0.0.0.0 the encoder for the relevant stream operates in multi-unicast mode (copying of data streams in the unit). The VIP X2 supports multi-unicast connections for up to five simultaneously connected receivers.
Note
Duplication of data places a heavy demand on the unit and can lead to impairment of the image quality under certain circumstances.
Port:
Assign a different port to each data stream if there are simultaneous data
streams at the same multicast address.
Enter the port address of the required stream here.
Streaming
Click the checkbox to activate multicast streaming mode for the relevant stream.
An enabled stream is indicated by a check mark.
Multicast packet TTL:
You can enter a value to specify how long the multicast data packets are active
on the network. This value must be greater than one if multicast is to be run via
a router.
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Encryption
Encryption:
You can activate the encryption of media data (video, audio, meta data) here.
Activation here also causes the exchange of connection data (RCP+) to be
encrypted.
Caution
If you want to have encrypted data channels, you should only allow secured Web browser connections via SSL. To do this, you must deactivate
all open ports and protocols (see page 87). Connections then are possible
via an HTTPS port only.
You can select data channels individually for encryption. As soon as a key has
been generated, only encrypted data is transmitted in the respective channel. If
you delete the key, unencrypted data is transmitted in the respective channel.
Note
Encrypting video data requires a lot of computing power.
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– Select On in the Encryption: list box to activate encryption. Activation generates keys for all channels.
– Click the Keys >> button to display a list of data channels and associated
keys.
– Click an entry to select it.
– Hold the [Ctrl] key down to mark multiple entries.
– Click the Clear keys button to delete the keys for the marked channel. The
data in this channel is no longer encrypted.
– Click the Generate keys button to generate a new key for a marked channel.
– Click the Edit button to enter a key for a marked entry manually.
Automatic key exchange:
You can activate an automatic key exchange between two devices (or a device
and a software decoder) across an encrypted connection. If the checkbox is
marked keys are exchanged automatically.
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Version information
The details in this window are for information only and cannot be changed. Keep
a record of these numbers in case technical assistance is required.
Note
You can use the mouse to mark and copy the firmware and hardware version numbers, for example to send them via e-mail.
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Livepage configuration
In this window you can customize the appearance of the LIVEPAGE to suit your
requirements. You can opt to have selected information and controls displayed
in addition to the video image.
If necessary, you can also replace the manufacturer's logo (upper left) and the
product name (upper right) in the upper window area (banner) by individual
graphics.
Note
You can use either GIF or JPEG images. The file paths must correspond
to the access mode (for example C:\Images\Logo.gif for access to local files, or http://www.mycompany.com/images/logo.gif for access via the Internet/Intranet).
For access via the Internet/Intranet, ensure that a connection is always
available to display the image. The image file is not stored in the VIP X2.
– Check the box for the items that are to be displayed on the LIVEPAGE.
The selected items are indicated by a check mark.
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– Go to the LIVEPAGE to check whether and how the required items are displayed.
URL for logo:
Enter the path to a suitable graphic if you want to replace the manufacturer's
logo. The image file can be stored on a local computer, in the local network or
at an Internet address.
If necessary, click Browse to search for an appropriate graphic in the local network.
URL for device logo:
Enter the path to a suitable graphic if you want to replace the product name. The
image file can be stored on a local computer, in the local network or at an Internet address.
– If necessary, click Browse to search for an appropriate graphic in the local
network.
Note
If you want to use the original graphics again, simply delete the entries in the
fields URL for logo and URL for device logo.
Transmit audio: (audio version only)
The audio signals are sent in a separate data stream parallel to the video data,
and so increase the network load. The audio data are encoded according to
G.711 and require an additional bandwidth of approx. 80 kBit/s for each connection.
Show alarm inputs:
Alarm inputs are shown next to the video image as icons, along with their
assigned names. If an alarm is active the corresponding icon changes color.
Show relay output:
The relay output is shown next to the video image as an icon, along with its
assigned name. If the relay is switched, the icon changes color.
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Show VCA metadata:
Additional information from the video content analysis VCA are displayed in the
live video image, if the analysis is activated (see page 74). If you have selected
MOTION+ analysis, for example, the sensor fields in which movement is registered are marked by rectangles.
Show VCA trajectories: (IVMD 2.0 only)
The trajectories (motion lines of objects) generated by the video content analysis
with IVMD 2.0 algorithm are displayed in the live video image, if this analysis
type is activated (see page 74).
Show event log:
The event messages are displayed along with the date and time in a field next
to the video image.
Show system log:
The system messages are displayed along with the date and time in a field next
to the video image and provide information about the establishment and termination of connections, etc.
Save event log:
Check this option to save event messages in a text file on your local computer.
You can then view, edit and print this file with any text editor or the standard
Office software.
Save system log:
Check this option to save system messages in a text file on your local computer.
You can then view, edit and print this file with any text editor or the standard
Office software.
File for event log:
Enter the path to save the event log here.
– If necessary, click Browse to find a suitable folder.
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File for system log:
Enter the path to save the system log here.
– If necessary, click Browse to find a suitable folder.
Path for JPEG and MPEG files:
Enter the path for the storage location of individual images and video sequences
that you can save from the LIVEPAGE.
– If necessary, click Browse to find a suitable folder.
Licenses
You can enter the activation key to release additional functions or software modules.
Note
The activation key cannot be deactivated again and is not transferable to
other units.
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Maintenance
Firmware upload:
The VIP X2 is designed in such a way that its functions and parameters can be
updated with firmware. To do this, transfer the current firmware package to the
unit via the selected network. It will then be automatically installed there.
In this way, a VIP X2 can be serviced and updated remotely without a technician
having to change the installation on site.
You obtain the current firmware from your customer service or from the download area on our Internet site.
Caution
Before launching the firmware upload make sure that you have selected
the correct upload file. Uploading the wrong files can result in the unit no
longer being addressable, in which case you must replace the unit.
You should never interrupt the installation of firmware. An interruption can
lead to the faulty programming of the flash-EPROM. This in turn can result
in the unit no longer being addressable, in which case it will have to be
replaced.
– First store the firmware file on your hard drive.
– Enter the full path of the firmware file in the field or click Browse... button to
locate and select the file.
– Next, click Upload to begin transferring the file to the unit. The progress bar
allows you to monitor the transfer.
The new firmware is unpacked and the Flash EPROM is reprogrammed.
The time remaining is shown by the message going to reset Reconnecting
in ... seconds. The unit restarts automatically once the upload has successfully
completed.
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If the operating status LED lights up red, the upload has failed and must be
repeated. To perform the upload you must now switch to a special page:
– In the address bar of your browser, enter /main.htm after the IP address of
the VIP X2 (for example 192.168.0.30/main.htm).
– Repeat the upload.
Configuration download:
You can save configuration data for the VIP X2 on a computer and then load
saved configuration data from a computer to the unit.
– Click the Download button. The computer displays a dialog box.
– Follow the on-screen instructions to save the current settings.
Configuration upload:
– Enter the full path of the file to upload or click Browse... to select the required
file.
– Make certain that the file to be loaded comes from the same device type as
the unit you want to reconfigure.
– Next, click Upload to begin transferring the file to the unit. The progress bar
allows you to monitor the transfer.
Once the upload is complete the new configuration is activated. The time
remaining is shown by the message going to reset Reconnecting in ... seconds. The unit restarts automatically once the upload has successfully completed.
SSL certificate upload:
In order to work with an SSL connection, both sides of the connection must possess the appropriate certificates. You can upload a certificate consisting of one
or more files to the VIP X2 here.
Files must be uploaded one at a time.
– Enter the complete path name of the file you wish to upload, or click
Browse... to locate the file.
– Click Upload to start the file transfer.
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– After successful upload of all files you must reboot the device. Enter the IP
address of the VIP X2 followed by /reset (for example 192.168.0.30/
reset) in the address bar of your Web browser.
The new SSL certificate is valid.
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Function test
The VIP X2 offers a variety of configuration options. You should therefore check
that it is functioning correctly after installation and configuration.
The function test is the only way to ensure that the VIP X2 operates as expected
in the event of an alarm.
Your check should include the following functions:
❚ Can the VIP X2 be called remotely?
❚ Does the VIP X2 transmit all the data required?
❚ Does the VIP X2 respond to alarm events as required?
❚ Do the recordings occur as intended?
❚ Is it possible to control peripherals if necessary?
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Operation with Microsoft Internet Explorer
A computer with Microsoft Internet Explorer (version 6.0 or higher) can receive
live images from the VIP X2, control cameras or other peripherals and replay
stored video sequences.
Note
Make sure the graphics card is set to 16- or 32-bit color depth and that
Sun JVM is installed and activated on your PC. If necessary, you can install the required software and controls from the product CD supplied (see
Components supplied, page 11). You can find notes on using Internet
Explorer in the online help in Internet Explorer.
System requirements
❚ Computer with Windows 2000/XP operating system, access to a network and
Microsoft Internet Explorer (version 6.0 or higher)
❚ Monitor resolution 1024 × 768 pixels, 16- or 32-bit color depth
❚ For playing back recordings: connection to iSCSI server
Note
Take also note of the information in the System Requirements document
on the product CD supplied.
Installing MPEG ActiveX
Note
Suitable MPEG ActiveX software must be installed on the computer to allow the live video images to be played back. If necessary, you can install
the required software and controls from the product CD supplied
(see Components supplied, page 11).
– Insert the CD in the CD-ROM drive of the computer. If the CD does not start
automatically, open the root directory of the CD in Windows Explorer and
double click MPEGAx.exe.
– Follow the on-screen instructions.
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Establishing the connection
The VIP X2 must be assigned a valid IP address to operate on your network.
The following default address is preset at the factory: 192.168.0.1
– Start the Web browser.
– Enter the IP address of the VIP X2 as the URL. The connection is established
and after a short time you will see the LIVEPAGE with the video image.
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The LIVEPAGE
Once the connection is established, the Web browser displays the LIVEPAGE.
It shows the live video image on the right of the browser window. Depending on
the configuration, various text overlays may be visible on the live video image
(see Display stamping, page 37).
Other information may be shown next to the live video image on the LIVEPAGE.
What is shown will depend on the settings you have made on the Livepage configuration screen (see page 94).
Maximum number of connections
If you do not connect, the device may have reached its maximum number of connections. Depending on the device and network configuration, up to 25 Web
browser, or up to 50 VIDOS or Bosch Video Management System connections
are supported.
Protected VIP X2
If the VIP X2 is password protected against unauthorized access, the Web
browser displays a corresponding message and prompts you to enter the password when you attempt to access protected areas.
Note
The VIP X2 offers the option to limit the extent of access using various authorization levels (see page 32).
– Enter the user name and password in the corresponding text fields.
– Click OK. If the password is entered correctly, the Web browser displays the
page called up.
Image selection
You can view the image from each camera individually on a full screen. It is also
possible to display the camera images from both video inputs side by side (Dual
Video).
– Click one of the tabs above the video image to view one or both of the camera
images.
– Click one of the tabs MPEG-4 Stream 1, MPEG-4 Stream 2 or M-JPEG
below the video image to toggle between the different displays of the camera
images. This selection applies to both camera images.
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Camera control
Control options for peripherals (for example a pan/tilt head or a dome camera)
depend on the type of unit installed and on the configuration of the VIP X2.
If a controllable unit is configured and connected to the VIP X2, the controls for
the unit are displayed next to the video image.
– To control a peripheral, click the appropriate controls.
– Move the mouse pointer over the video image. Additional options for controlling peripherals are displayed with the mouse pointer.
Digital I/O
The alarm icons Input 1 ... Input 4 are for information purposes and indicate the
status of an alarm input: When an alarm is triggered the respective icon lights up
in green. The unit's configuration determines whether the alarm is displayed, as
well as additional details (see Livepage configuration, page 94).
Trigger relay
You can switch a connected unit by means of the relay in the VIP X2 (for example a light or a door opener).
– To activate this, click the icon for the relay next to the video image. The icon
will be red when the relay is activated.
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System log / Event log
The System log field contains information about the operating status of
the VIP X2 and the connection. You can save these messages automatically in
a file (see page 96).
Events such as the triggering or end of alarms are shown in the Event log field.
You can save these messages automatically in a file (see page 96).
Audio function (audio version only)
Depending on the configuration, the VIP X2 can send and receive audio signals.
All users who are connected by browsers receive the audio signals sent by
the VIP X2.
Audio signals can only be sent to the VIP X2 by the user who connects to the
unit first.
– On the LIVEPAGE, click anywhere next to the video image to remove the
focus from the ActiveX.
– Hold down the F12 key to make a voice connection to the VIP X2.
The browser's status bar displays the message Send Audio ON.
– Release the F12 key when you want to stop sending audio signals to
the VIP X2. The status bar in Internet Explorer displays the message
Send Audio OFF.
Note
When the connection maintaining voice contact with the VIP X2 is broken,
the next user to make a connection to the VIP X2 can send audio data to
the VIP X2.
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Saving snapshots
You can save individual images from the video sequence currently shown on the
LIVEPAGE in JPEG format on your computer's hard drive.
You can save snapshots from either of the two cameras in the view Dual video.
The icons below the camera images apply to the left or right camera image,
according to their layout.
– Click the icon for saving single images. The image is saved at a resolution of
704 × 576 pixels (4CIF). The storage location depends on the configuration
of the VIP X2 (see page 97).
Recording video sequences
You can save sections of the video sequence currently shown on the LIVEPAGE on your computer's hard drive.
You can save video sequences from either of the two cameras in the view Dual
video. The icons below the camera images apply to the left or right camera
image, according to their layout.
– Click the icon for recording video sequences to start recording. The storage
location depends on the configuration of the VIP X2 (see page 97). The flashing red dot in the icon indicates that recording is in progress.
– Click the icon for recording video sequences again to stop recording.
Note
You can play back saved video sequences using the Player from
Bosch Security Systems which can be installed from the product CD supplied (see page 115).
Image resolution
Sequences are saved at the resolution that has been preset in the configuration
for the encoder (see page 44).
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Running recording program
The hard drive icon below the camera images on the LIVEPAGE changes during
an automatic recording.
The icon lights up green and displays a moving graphic to indicate a running
recording. If no recording is taking place, a gray icon is displayed.
Note
You can ascertain from the Dual video view for which camera a recording
is running by moving the mouse pointer over the icon. A message is displayed below the mouse pointer.
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The RECORDINGS page
You can access the RECORDINGS page for playing back recorded video
sequences from the LIVEPAGE as well as from the SETTINGS menu.
The RECORDINGS link is only visible if a storage medium has been selected
(see page 50).
– Click in the navigation bar in the upper section of the window on the link
RECORDINGS. The playback page appears.
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Selecting recordings
In the left section of the page, first select the partition whose recordings you want
to view.
All sequences that are saved in the partition are displayed in the list. A running
number (track) is assigned to each sequence. Start time and stop time, recording duration, number of alarms, and recording type are displayed.
– Click a partition name from the list to display the recordings for this partition.
– Click a list entry. The playback for the selected sequence starts immediately
in the video window.
Controlling a playback
You will see a time bar below the video image for quick orientation. If a particular
sequence has been selected for playback by means of click, the selected
sequence appears in the list in blue with a green border. The associated time
interval is displayed in the bar in gray. A green arrow above the bar indicates the
position of the image currently being played back within the sequence.
The time bar offers various options for navigation in and between sequences.
– You can change the time interval displayed by moving the gray area to the
left or right while holding down the mouse button.
– You can change the time interval displayed by clicking the zoom keys (magnifying glass icons). The display can span a range from two months to a few
seconds.
– You can select a different sequence for playback by clicking on the corresponding gray marking.
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– If required, drag the green arrow to the point in time at which the playback
should begin. Alternatively you can double-click directly in the gray time interval or in the timescale to jump to the position selected in this manner.
The date and time display below the bar provides orientation to the second.
You can control playback by means of the buttons below the video image.
The buttons have the following functions:
Start playback
or pause
Jump to the start of active video sequence or
to the previous sequence in the list
Jump to the end of active video sequence or
to the next sequence in the list
You can use the slide control to control playback speed and fast forward/rewind:
positioning in the middle indicates playback at recording speed, left indicates
rewind, and right fast forward. The fast forward or rewind speed changes,
depending on how far you move the slide control toward the runner icons.
You can continuously select playback speed by means of the speed regulator:
Red bars within the gray sequence fields indicate the points in time where
alarms were triggered. Drag the green arrow to navigate to these points quickly.
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In addition, you can set markers in the sequences, so-called bookmarks, and
jump directly to these. These bookmarks are indicated as small yellow arrows
above the time interval. Use the bookmarks as follows:
Jump to the previous bookmark
Set bookmark
Jump to the following bookmark
– Right-click a bookmark to delete it.
Note
Bookmarks are only valid while you are in the RECORDINGS page; they
are not saved with the sequences. As soon as you leave the page all bookmarks are deleted.
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Backup
You can back up the video sequences or single images stored on the hard drive
of the VIP X2 to the computer's hard drive.
First select the required sequence as described in the previous section. The following buttons are available for the backup:
Back up a sequence to the computer's hard drive
Back up a single image to the computer's hard drive
– Start playback of the sequence that you want to save either completely or partially on the computer's hard drive.
– Click the icon for the sequence backup. The backup starts immediately – this
process is displayed by a flashing red dot in the icon.
– Click the sequence backup icon again to end the backup.
This procedure can be repeated many times within the sequence to back up
multiple extracts from a longer sequence.
– Click the button for backing up a single image to back up only snapshots from
the running sequence to your computer's hard drive.
The single images are immediately displayed in the Screenshots area after
clicking.
The storage location for the sequences and single images can be specified in
the configuration of the VIP X2 (see page 97).
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Installing Player
You can play back saved video sequences using the Player from
Bosch Security Systems which can be found on the product CD supplied
(see Components supplied, page 11).
Note
Suitable MPEG ActiveX software must be installed on the computer in order to play back saved video sequences using the Player.
– Insert the CD in the CD-ROM drive of the computer. If the CD does not start
automatically, open the CD in Windows Explorer and double click the
index.html file to start the menu.
– Select a language from the list box at the top and click Tools in the menu.
– Click Archive Player; the installation starts. Follow the instructions in the
installation program. The Player is installed together with the Archive Player.
– After a successful installation, two new icons for the Player and the Archive
Player appear on the desktop.
– Double click the Player icon to start the Player.
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Replaying USB hard drive recordings on PC
If you store recordings on an external USB hard drive (see pages 23 and 50),
you can connect this drive to a PC and view the recordings there.
System requirements
❚ Computer with Windows 2000/XP operating system and Microsoft Internet
Explorer (version 6.0 or higher)
❚ Available USB 2.0 port
❚ Monitor resolution 1024 × 768 pixels
Note
Make sure the graphics card is set to 16- or 32-bit color depth and that
Sun JVM is installed and activated on your PC. If necessary, you can install the required software and controls from the product CD supplied (see
Components supplied, page 11). You can find notes on using Internet
Explorer in the online help in Internet Explorer.
Installing MPEG ActiveX
Note
Suitable MPEG ActiveX software must be installed on the computer to allow the video images to be played back. If necessary, you can install the
required software and controls from the product CD supplied
(see page 103).
Playback
– End all running recording programs on the VIP X2.
– Detach the USB drive from the VIP X2.
– Connect the drive to a free USB port in the computer using a USB cable.
– Open the directory for the drive using Explorer and double-click on the videojet.exe file.
The software of a virtual video server is started, and you can access the playback page on this unit by entering the IP address of your own computer in
Internet Explorer (for example 192.168.0.1).
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– Start Internet Explorer.
– Enter the IP address of your computer as the URL. The Web browser opens
the page for playing back recordings.
You can select recordings and control playback, in the same way as when
accessing a normal VIP X2 (see page 111).
Note
You must restart the virtual video server software if you restart the computer or if you change the USB drive, by double-clicking on the videojet.exe file again.
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Hardware connections between video servers
You can easily connect a VIP X2 with connected cameras as a sender, and a
suitable MPEG-4 compatible hardware decoder (for example VIP XD) with a
connected monitor as a receiver via an Ethernet network. In this way it is possible to cover long distances without the need for major installation or cabling
work.
Installation
Compatible video servers are designed to connect to one another automatically,
provided they are correctly configured. They only need to be part of a closed network. Proceed as follows to install the units:
– Connect the units to the closed network using Ethernet cables.
– Connect them to the power supply.
Note
Make sure that the units are configured for the network environment and
that the correct IP address for the remote location to be contacted in the
event of an alarm is set on the Alarm connections configuration page
(see page 70).
Connecting
There are three options for establishing a connection between a sender and a
compatible receiver in a closed network:
❚ an alarm,
❚ a terminal program or
❚ Internet Explorer.
Note
Connecting with a Web browser is described in the manual of the relevant
unit that is to be used as the receiver, for example VIP XD.
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Connect on alarm
With the appropriate configuration, a connection between a sender and a
receiver is made automatically when an alarm is triggered (see page 70).
After a short time the live video image from the sender appears on the connected monitor.
This option can also be used to connect a sender and a compatible receiver
using a switch connected to the alarm input. You do not need a computer to
make the connection in this case.
Connecting with a terminal program
Various requirements must be met in order to operate with a terminal program
(see page 129).
– Start the terminal program and enter the command 1 in the main menu to
switch to the IP menu.
– Enter the command 4 in the IP menu to change the remote IP address, then
enter the IP address of the unit you wish to connect to.
– Return to the main menu by entering the command 0. Then enter the command 4 to switch to the Rcp+ menu.
– In the Rcp+ menu, enter the command 5 to activate the automatic connection.
Closing the connection with a terminal program
– Start the terminal program (see page 129) and enter the command 4 in the
main menu to switch to the Rcp+ menu.
– In the Rcp+ menu, enter the command 5 to deactivate the automatic connection.
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Operation with decoder software
The VIP X2 video server combines with VIDOS to provide a high-performance
system solution.
VIDOS is a software package for operating, controlling and managing of CCTV
installations (such as surveillance systems) at remote locations. It runs under
Microsoft Windows operating systems. It is primarily designed for decoding
video, audio and control data received from a remote sender.
Many options are provided for operation and configuration when using a VIP X2
with VIDOS. Please refer to the software documentation for more details.
Another software supporting the VIP X2 is Bosch Video Management System.
Bosch Video Management System is a unique enterprise IP video security solution that provides seamless management of digital video, audio and data across
any IP network. It is designed to work with Bosch CCTV products as part of a
total video security management system. Now you can integrate your existing
components into one easy-to-manage system, or use Bosch’s full-line capabilities and benefit from a complete security solution based on cutting-edge technology and years of experience.
The video server VIP X2 is also designed for use with DiBos 8 Video Recorders.
DiBos 8 can record up to 32 video and audio streams, and is available as software or as a hybrid DVR with additional analog camera and audio inputs. DiBos
supports various functions of the video server VIP X2, such as controlling relays,
remote control of peripheral devices and remote configuration. DiBos 8 can use
alarm inputs to trigger actions and, when motion detection MOTION+ is active,
can record the relevant cells, making intelligent motion detection possible.
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Testing the network connection
You can use the ping command to check the connection between two IP
addresses. This allows you to test whether a unit in the network is active.
– Open the DOS command prompt.
– Type ping followed by the IP address of the unit.
If the unit is found, the response appears as Reply from ... followed by the
number of bytes sent and the transmission time in milliseconds. If not, the unit
cannot be accessed over the network. This might be because:
❚ The unit is not properly connected to the network. Check the cable connections in this case.
❚ The unit is not correctly integrated into the network. Check the IP address,
subnet mask and gateway address.
Unit reset
You can use the Factory Reset button to restore the unit to its original settings.
Any changes to the settings are overwritten by the factory defaults. A reset may
be necessary, for example, if the unit has invalid settings that prevent it from
functioning as desired.
Caution
All configured settings will be discarded during a reset. If necessary, back
up the current configuration using the Download button on the Maintenance configuration page (see page 98).
Note
After a reset, the unit can only be addressed via the factory default IP address. The IP address can be changed as described in the chapter "Installation" (see page 25).
– If necessary, back up the current configuration using the Download button
on the Maintenance configuration page (see page 98).
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– Using a pointed object, press the Factory reset button located below the USB
port until the LED flashes red (see page 17). All settings will revert to their
defaults.
– Change the IP address of the VIP X2 if necessary.
– Configure the unit to meet your requirements.
Repairs
Caution
Never open the housing of the VIP X2. The unit does not contain any userserviceable parts.
Ensure that all maintenance or repair work is carried out only by qualified personnel (electrical engineers or network technology specialists). In case of doubt,
contact your dealer's technical service center.
Transfer and disposal
The VIP X2 should only be passed on together with this installation and operating manual.
Your Bosch 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.
In the European Union, there are separate collection systems for used electrical
and electronic products. Please, dispose of this equipment at your local community waste collection/recycling center.
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Troubleshooting
If you are unable to resolve a malfunction, please contact your supplier or systems integrator, or go directly to Bosch Security Systems Customer Service.
The version numbers of the internal processors can be viewed on a special
page. Make a note of this information before contacting Customer Service.
– In the address bar of your browser, enter /version.htm after the
IP address of the unit (for example 192.168.0.30/version.htm).
– Write down the information or print out the page.
The following tables are intended to help you identify the causes of malfunctions
and correct them where possible.
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General malfunctions
Malfunction
Possible causes
Solution
Incorrect cable connections. Check all cables, plugs, contacts,
No connection
terminals and connections.
between the unit and
terminal program.
The computer's serial inter- Check the other serial interface.
face is not connected.
Interface parameters do not If necessary select a different intermatch.
face and make sure that the computer's interface parameters match
those of the unit. Try the following
standard parameters:
19,200 baud, 8 data bits, no parity,
1 stop bit. Next, disconnect the unit
from the power supply and reconnect it again after a few seconds.
No image transmission to remote station.
Camera error.
Connect local monitor to the camera and check the camera function.
Faulty cable connections.
Check all cables, plugs, contacts
and connections.
No connection estab- The unit's configuration.
lished, no image
transmission.
Faulty installation.
Wrong IP address.
Faulty data transmission
within the LAN.
No audio transmission to remote station.
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Check all configuration parameters.
Check all cables, plugs, contacts
and connections.
Check the IP addresses
(terminal program).
Check the data transmission with
ping.
The maximum number of
connections has been
reached.
Wait until there is a free connection
and then call the sender again.
Hardware fault.
Check that all connected audio
units are operating correctly.
Faulty cable connections.
Check all cables, plugs, contacts
and connections.
Incorrect configuration.
Check the audio parameters on the
Audio settings and Livepage
configuration configuration
pages.
The audio voice connection
is already in use by another
receiver.
Wait until the connection is free
and then call the sender again.
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Malfunction
Possible causes
The unit does not
report an alarm.
Alarm source is not selected. Select possible alarm sources on
the Alarm sources configuration
page.
No alarm response specified.
Control of cameras
or other units is not
possible.
Solution
Specify the desired alarm response
on the Alarm connections configuration page, change the
IP address if necessary.
Check all cable connections and
The cable connection
between the serial interface ensure all plugs are properly fitted.
and the connected unit is not
correct.
The interface parameters do Make sure that the settings of all
not match those of the other units involved are compatible.
unit connected.
The unit is not opera- Power failure during programming by firmware file.
tional after a firmware upload.
Incorrect firmware file.
Have the unit checked by Customer Service and replace if necessary.
Enter the IP address of the unit followed by /main.htm in your Web
browser and repeat the upload.
iSCSI connections malfunctions
Malfunction
Possible causes
Solution
Incorrect LUN mapping dur- Check the iSCSI server configuraNo LUNs are displayed after connec- ing iSCSI server configura- tion and reconnect.
tion.
tion to the iSCSI
server.
The LUN map was not read- Check the iSCSI server configura„LUN FAIL“ is distion and reconnect.
played below a node able as it was assigned to
the wrong network interface.
after connection to
the iSCSI server.
LUN mapping is not
possible.
Some iSCSI systems don’t
support initiator extensions.
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iSCSI settings configuration page.
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LEDs
The VIP X2 network video server has a number of LEDs on its rear panel that
show the operating status and can give indications of possible malfunctions:
Operating status LED
Not lit:
VIP X2 is switched off.
Lit green:
VIP X2 is switched on.
Flashes green:
VIP X2 is being accessed.
Lit red (briefly):
Startup in progress.
Lit red (continuously): Defect in VIP X2,
firmware upload failed.
LED L
Lit green:
Connected to the network.
LED T
Flashing orange:
Data transfer via the network.
Processor load
When accessing the VIP X2 with a Web browser the indicators for the processor
load are displayed in the upper left of the window next to the device name..
Move the mouse cursor over the icons to display numerical values for the
respective processor. This information can help with problem solving or when
fine tuning the device.
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Serial interface
Options for using the serial interface include transferring transparent data, controlling connected units or operating the unit with a terminal program.
The serial interface supports the RS232, RS422 and RS485 transmission standards. The standard used depends on the current configuration (see page 83).
Connection is via the terminal connector.
Terminal block
The terminal block has several contacts for:
❚ 4 alarm inputs
❚ 1 relay output
❚ Serial data transmission
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Pin assignment
The pin assignment for the serial interface depends on the interface mode that
is used (see page 84):
Contact
RS232 function
RS422/485 function
IN1
Alarm input 1
Alarm input 1
IN2
Alarm input 2
Alarm input 2
IN3
Alarm input 3
Alarm input 3
IN4
Alarm input 4
Alarm input 4
GND
GND (ground)
GND (ground)
GND
GND (ground)
GND (ground)
R (top)
Relay
Relay
R (bottom)
Relay
Relay
CTS (clear to send)
RxD- (receive data minus)
CTS
RTS
RTS (ready to send)
TxD- (transmit data minus)
RXD
RxD (receive data)
RxD+ (receive data plus)
TXD
TxD (transmit data)
TxD+ (transmit data plus)
+
12 V (power supply)
12 V (power supply)
–
GND (ground)
GND (ground)
To operate the alarm inputs, connect each alarm input to a ground contact
(GND) via a trigger contact.
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Communication with terminal program
Data terminal
If a VIP X2 cannot be found in the network or the connection to the network is
interrupted, you can connect a data terminal to the VIP X2 for initial setup and
setting of important parameters. The data terminal consists of a computer with
a terminal program.
You require a serial transmission cable with a 9-pin Sub-D connector to connect
to the computer and open ends for connection to the terminal plug of the VIP X2
(pin assignment see page 127).
HyperTerminal, a communications accessory included with Microsoft Windows,
can be used as the terminal program.
Note
Information on installing and using HyperTerminal can be found in the
manuals or in the online help for MS Windows.
– Disconnect the VIP X2 from the Ethernet network before working with the terminal program.
– Connect the serial interface of the VIP X2 using any available serial interface
on the computer.
Configuring the terminal
Before the terminal program can communicate with the VIP X2, the transmission
parameters must be matched. Make the following settings for the terminal program:
❚ 19,200 bit/s
❚ 8 data bits
❚ No parity check
❚ 1 stop bit
❚ No protocol
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Command inputs
After the connection has been established, you must log on to the VIP X2 to
access the main menu. Other submenus and functions can be accessed using
the on-screen commands.
– If necessary, turn off the local echo so that entered values are not repeated
on the display.
– Enter one command at a time.
– When you have entered a value, such as an IP address, check your input
again before pressing the [ENTER] key to transfer the values to the VIP X2.
Assigning an IP Address
Before you can operate a VIP X2 in your network you must first assign it an
IP address that is valid for your network.
The following default address is preset at the factory: 192.168.0.1
– Start a terminal program such as HyperTerminal.
– Enter the user name service. The terminal program displays the main
menu.
– Enter the command 1 to open the IP menu.
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– Enter 1 again. The terminal program displays the current IP address and
prompts you to enter a new IP address.
– Enter the desired IP address and press Enter. The terminal program displays
the new IP address.
– Use the displayed commands for any additional settings which you require.
Note
You must restart to activate the new IP address, a new subnet mask or a
gateway address.
Restart
Briefly interrupt the power supply to the VIP X2 for a restart (disconnect the
power supply unit from the mains supply and switch on again after a few seconds).
Additional parameters
You can use the terminal program to check other basic parameters and modify
them where necessary. Use the on-screen commands in the various submenus
to do this.
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Glossary
Brief explanations of some of the terms and abbreviations used in this manual
are given below.
10/100 Base-T
IEEE-802.3 specification for 10 or 100 MBit/s Ethernet
802.1x
The IEEE standard, 802.1x, provides a general method of
access control and authorization for IEEE 802-based networks.
An authenticator provides authentication by accessing an
authentication server (see RADIUS server) to check connection
requests, and grants or refuses access to the available services
(LAN, VLAN, WLAN).
ARP
Address Resolution Protocol: a protocol for mapping MAC and
IP addresses
Baud
Unit of measure for the speed of data transmission
Bit/s
Bits per second, the actual data rate
CIF
Common Intermediate Format,
video format with 352 × 288/240 pixels
DHCP
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol allows a network device to
receive a dynamically allocated IP address and other network
parameters from a server in a network.
DNS
Domain Name Service
FTP
File Transfer Protocol
Full duplex
Simultaneous data transmission in both directions (sending and
receiving)
GoP
Group of Pictures
HTTP
Hypertext Transfer Protocol: protocol for transmission of data
over a network
HTTPS
Hypertext Transfer ProtocoL Secure provides secure transfer of
data between web server and web browser.
ICMP
Internet Control Message Protocol
ID
Identification: a machine readable character string
IEEE
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
IGMP
Internet Group Management Protocol
Internet Protocol
The main protocol used on the Internet, normally in conjunction
with the Transfer Control Protocol (TCP):
TCP/IP
IP
See Internet Protocol
IP address
A 4-byte number uniquely defining each unit on the Internet.
It is usually written in dotted decimal notation, for example
"209.130.2.193"
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Storage over IP process for storage networks; specifies how
storage protocols are operated over IP.
ISDN
Integrated Services Digital Network
JPEG
An encoding process for still images
(Joint Photographic Experts Group)
kBit/s
Kilobits per second, the actual data rate
LAN
See Local area network
Local area network
A communications network serving users within a limited geographical area such as a building or university campus. It is controlled by a network operating system and uses a transfer protocol.
LUN
Logical Unit Number (logical drive in iSCSI storage systems)
MAC
Media Access Control
MIB
Management Information Base; a collection of information for
remote servicing using the SNMP protocol
MPEG-4
A further development of MPEG-2 designed for transmitting
audiovisual data at very low transfer rates (for example over the
Internet)
Net mask
A mask that explains which part of an IP address is the network
address and which part is the host address. It is usually written
in dotted decimal notation, for example "255.255.255.192"
NTP
Network Time Protocol is a standard for synchronizing the system clocks in computers in packet switching networks. NTP uses
the stateless protocol, UDP. NTP was designed to provide
dependable time synchronization in networks with variable
latency (ping times).
Parameters
Values used for configuration
QCIF
Quarter CIF, video format with 176 × 144/120 pixels
RADIUS server
Remote Authentication Dial-in User Service is a client-server
protocol for authentication, authorization, and accounting of
users in dial-in connections for computer networks. RADIUS is
the de-facto standard for centralized authentication of dial-ins for
modems, ISDN, VPN, wireless LAN (see 802.1x), and DSL.
RFC 868
A protocol for synchronizing computer clocks over the Internet
RS232/RS422/RS485 Standards for serial data transmission
RTP
Realtime Transport Protocol; a transmission protocol for realtime video and audio
SNIA
Storage Networking Industry Association; association of companies for defining the iSCSI standard
SNMP
Simple Network Management Protocol; a protocol for network
management, for managing and monitoring network components
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SNTP
Simple Network Time Protocol is a simplified version of NTP
(see NTP)
SSL
Secure Sockets Layer is an encryption protocol for data transmission in IP-based networks
Subnet mask
See Net mask
TCP
Transfer Control Protocol
Telnet
Login protocol with which users can access a remote computer
(Host) on the Internet
TLS
Transport Layer Security versions 1.0 and 1.1 are standardized
enhancement of the SSL 3.0 protocol (see SSL)
TTL
Time-To-Live; life cycle of a data packet in station transfers
UDP
User Datagram Protocol
URL
Uniform Resource Locator
UTP
Unshielded Twisted Pair
WAN
See Wide area network
Wide area network
A long distance link used to extend or connect remotely located
local area networks
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Specifications
Device
Operating voltage
12 ... 24 V DC, power supply unit with various primary adapters included
Power consumption
Approx. 6 VA
LAN interface
1 × Ethernet 10/100 Base-T,
automatic adjustment,
half/full duplex, RJ45
Data interfaces
1 × RS232/RS422/RS485, bidirectional, ST500
1 × USB 2.0
Alarm inputs
4 × push-in terminals (non-isolated closing contact), maximum trip resistance 10 Ohm
Relay output
1 × push-in terminal, 30 Vp-p, 2 A
Video inputs
2 × BNC jacks
each 0.7 ... 1.2 Vp-p, 75 Ohm, PAL/NTSC
Audio input (Line In)
1 × 3.5 mm stereo jack socket,
5.5 Vp-p max., impedance 9 kOhm typ.
Audio output (Line Out)
1 × 3.5 mm stereo jack socket,
3 Vp-p max., impedance 16 Ohm min.
Microphone input
1 × push-in terminal, 2.8 Vp-p max. at –20 dB,
impedance 2 kOhm typ., supply 2.3 V typ.
Speaker output
1 × push-in terminal, 6 Vp-p max., 1 W rms,
impedance 4 Ohm min.
Displays
3 × LED (operating voltage, network connection,
data transfer) in rear panel
Operating conditions
Temperature: 0 ... +40°C (+32 ... +104°F)
relative humidity: 20 ... 80%,
non-precipitating
Regulatory approvals
CE: IEC 60950; UL 1950; AS/NZS 3548;
EN 55103-1, -2; EN 55130-4; EN 55022;
EN 55024; EN 61000-3-2; EN 61000-3-3;
FCC 47 CFR Chapter 1 Part 15
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Dimensions (w × h × l)
98 × 85 × 26 mm (3.86 × 3.35 × 1.02 in.)
including feet and BNC connections
Weight
Basic version:
Audio version:
approx. 200 g
approx. 225 g
Protocols/standards
Video standards
PAL, NTSC
Video coding protocols
MPEG-4, JPEG
Video data rate
9,600 kBit/s ... 10 MBit/s
Image resolutions
(PAL/NTSC)
704 × 576/480 pixels (4CIF/D1)
704 × 288/240 pixels (2CIF)
464 x 576/480 pixels (2/3 D1)
352 × 576/480 pixels (1/2 D1)
352 × 288/240 pixels (CIF)
176 × 144/120 pixels (QCIF)
Total delay
120 ms (PAL/NTSC, MPEG-4, no network delay)
Image refresh rate
1 ... 50/60 fields/s variable (PAL/NTSC),
Field/image-based encoding
Network protocols
RTP, Telnet, TCP, UDP, IP, HTTP, HTTPS, DHCP,
IGMP V2, IGMP V3, ICMP, ARP, SNMP V2, 802.1x
Audio version only:
Audio coding protocol
G.711
Audio sampling rate
8 kHz
Audio data rate
80 kBit/s
Appendix
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Index
A
Changes in light level 74
Activate recording 67
Color depth 12, 27, 103, 116
Activation key 97
COM1 83
Actuator 22
Components supplied 11
Alarm 37, 106
Configuration 27, 99
Alarm e-mail 79
Configuration download 99
Alarm input 22
Configuration mode 30
Alarm message 38
Connecting 27, 118
Alarm sources 69
Connecting on alarm 70
Alarm track recording 64
Connections 29
Audio connections 20
Continual recording 64
Audio settings 47
Contrast 39
Audio source selection 47
Control 83
Audio stream on alarm 72
Control functions 106
Auto-connect 72
Controlling playback 111
Automatic key exchange 92
Conventions 7
B
Backup 114
Creating a partition 57
D
Banner 94
Danger 9
Baud rate 84
Data bits 84
Brightness 39
Data interface 21
Browser window 105
Data terminal 129
C
Camera 83
Camera name 36
Camera selection 105
Cameras 20
Changes 31, 58
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Date 34
Date format 34
Daylight saving time 35
Default camera 72
Default settings 63
Defaults 44, 73
Defaults recording profiles 63
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Deleting partitions 62
Hardware version 93
Deleting recordings 62
Holidays 67
Device reset 121
Display stamping 37
Dome camera 21
Dual Streaming 13, 41
I
Identification 8, 32
IEEE 802.1x 88
IGMP V2 89
E
Image quality 90
Echo 130
Image resolution 108
Editing a partition 60
Image selection 105
Electromagnetic compatibility 8
Indicator processor load 126
E-mail 79
Installation 10
Encoding 13
Installation conditions 19
Encryption 91
Installation location 19
Encryption protocol 87
Interface 127
EPROM 98
Interface mode 84
Establishing the connection 28, 104
Internal clock 34
Event log 96, 107
F
IP address 86, 130
iSCSI settings 52
False alarms 74
J
Firewall 86
JPEG format 48
Firmware upload 98
JPEG posting 48
Firmware version 93
JPEG posting interval 49
Formatting 62
Front panel 16, 17
FTP server 48, 49
Function test 101
L
Language 34
Licenses 97
Linear mode 61
G
Live video images 27, 103
Gateway 86
Livepage 94
General password 71
Loudspeaker 21, 47
H
Half-duplex mode 84
Index
Low Voltage Directive 8
Low-pass filter 40
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EN | 139
Overview of functions 13
Main functions 15
Maintenance 10
P
Make contact 22
Parameters 26, 131
Manufacturer logo 94
Parity 84
Marker 113
Partition 56
maximum number 29
Partition status 59
Media playback 110
Partitioning 56
Microphone 21, 47
Password 29, 32, 33, 105
Monitor resolution 27, 103, 116
Peripheral device control 106
Motion detector 73
Picture settings 39
Motion detector defaults 73
Pin assignment 128
Motion detector object size 75
Playback 110
Motion detector sensitivity 75, 76
Playback button 112
MPEG ActiveX 27, 103, 115, 116
Playback on PC 116
MPEG viewer 115
Port 86, 90
MPEG-4 encoder 41
Post-alarm profile 64
MTU value 86
Post-alarm time 64
Multicast 89
Power off 24
Multicast address 90
Power on 24
Multicast connection 86, 89
Power supply 9
Multicast function 14
Power switch 24
Multicasting 89
Processor load 126
Multi-unicast 89
Product name 94
Profile settings 43
N
Profiles 41
Navigation 31
Protocol 84
Network 22, 85
Protocols 136
Network check 121
Network connection 24
R
Number of connections 29, 105
RADIUS 88
Rear panel 17
O
Operation 9, 103
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Receiver 13
Receiver password 71
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Recording activity 68
Source type 46
Recording program 109
Specifications 135
Recording scheduler 63, 66
SSL certificate 99
Recording video sequences 108
Standards 136
Reflections of light 74
Stop bits 84
Regulations 7
Storage information 51, 55
Relay 81
Storage medium 50
Relay output 22, 81
Streaming 90
Remote control 14
Subnet mask 86
Repair 10, 122
Symbols 7
Reset 121
Synchronize 34
Reset of profile 44
System log 96, 97, 107
Restart 26, 131
System requirements 27
Ring mode 61
Router 90
T
Tamper detection 76
S
Target data rate 44
Safety 9
TCP 86
Saturation 39
Terminal 83
Saving event log 96
Termination 46
Saving system log 96
Test 101
Selecting a profile 41
Time 34, 37
Selecting the area 75, 77, 78
Time server 35
Sensor fields 75, 78
Time server IP address 36
Serial number 8
Time server protocol 35
Serial port function 83
Time server type 36
Setup 11
Time signal 35
Signal source 22
Time zone 35
Size alarm track 61
TLS 87
SMS 79
Transmission parameters 129
Snapshots 14, 108
Transmission protocol 86
SNMP 87
Transmission rate 84
SNTP server 36
Transmission standards 21, 127
Software decoder 120
Transmit audio 95
Index
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Transparent 83
Traps 88
Trigger relay 82
TTL 90
U
UDP 86
Unicast 89
Unit date 34
Unit ID 32
Unit identification 32
Unit name 32
Unit time 34
URL 28, 104, 117
User name 33
V
VCA metadata 74, 96
VCR 46
Version 93
Video content analysis 73
Video input 16, 46
Video loss alarm 69
Video recorder 46
Video sensor 73
Video signal interruption 69
W
Watermarking 38
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Bosch Sicherheitssysteme GmbH
Robert-Koch-Straße 100
85521 Ottobrunn
Germany
www.bosch-sicherheitssysteme.de
Bosch Security Systems B.V.
P.O. Box 80002
5600 JB Eindhoven
The Netherlands
www.boschsecuritysystems.com
© 2006 Bosch Sicherheitssysteme GmbH
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