Firmware User Manual_v3.11.13

Firmware User Manual_v3.11.13
Encoder Firmware
A1D-220-V3.11.13-AC
User’s Manual
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Table of Contents
1.
INSTALLATION _______________________________________________ 1-1
1.1
Minimum System Requirements ___________________________________ 1-1
1.2
Preparation before setup _________________________________________ 1-2
1.2.1
1.3
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Setup your PC network ________________________________________________ 1-2
Configuring the IP device _________________________________________ 1-7
1.3.1
Video Display ______________________________________________________ 1-9
1.3.2
PTZ (PTZ Camera only) ______________________________________________ 1-13
1.3.3
Host Setting ________________________________________________________ 1-18
1.3.4
WAN Setting _______________________________________________________ 1-20
1.3.5
Date Setting ________________________________________________________ 1-23
1.3.6
Video Setting _______________________________________________________ 1-25
1.3.7
Video Adjustment ___________________________________________________ 1-28
1.3.8
Event _____________________________________________________________ 1-31
1.3.9
Camera Setup (CMOS camera models) ___________________________________ 1-46
1.3.10
Camera Setup (PTZ camera models) __________________________________ 1-49
1.3.11
User Account Management __________________________________________ 1-51
1.3.12
System Info ______________________________________________________ 1-51
1.3.13
Firmware Upgrade ________________________________________________ 1-53
1.3.14
Profile __________________________________________________________ 1-54
1.3.15
Factory Default ___________________________________________________ 1-55
1.3.16
Save Reboot _____________________________________________________ 1-56
1.3.17
Logout __________________________________________________________ 1-56
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1.
1.1
INSTALLATION
Minimum System Requirements
The IP device provides access through an embedded web server. To access the device,
your PC needs to meet minimum requirements to perform satisfactorily.
CPU
Pentinum 4 2.4GHz and above
Memory
256 MB or above
Operating System
Windows XP with SP2 or above. Windows Vista / Windows 2003 /
Windows 7
Internet Explorer 6.0 SP2 and above.
Video Resolution
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SVGA or XGA with 1024x768 resolution
1.2
Preparation before setup
Our IP device provides access through Internet Explorer. You need to
set up the network settings and the IP address for the IP device. Please make
sure all connections are properly connected, then follow the procedures
below.
1.
Setup your PC network
The IP address for your PC must be within the same subnet as the IP
device. You need to match the TCP/IP settings between PC and IP device
before you can access it via IE.
2.
Setup IP device’s IP address
This IP device’s IP address can be assigned manually or acquired
automatically by network service (DHCP). If it acquires the IP address by
using the DHCP service, please use the IP utility software bundled in the
product CD to find the IP address for all IP devices.
1.2.1
Setup your PC network
To set up the network of IP device via a PC, you have to change the
TCP/IP settings of the PC.
The following are the default network settings of IP device.
IP Address: 192.168.0.100
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
To access the IP device, the IP address of the PC should match the
address below.
IP Address: 192.168.0.xxx
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
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NOTE: xxx should be a number from 1 to 254 except 100, which is
used by the IP device. Please also make sure that no two equipments
use the same IP address in the same network.
The procedures below is the setup procedure on Windows XP. If you
use operating system other than Windows XP, please refer to OS manuals for
proper setup procedures.
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STEP1
Start up your PC.
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STEP2
Click the [Start] and select the "Control Panel"
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STEP3
Double-click the "Network and Internet connections" icon.
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STEP4
Double-click the "Network connections" icon
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STEP5
Click “Local Area Connections”, and then click “Change settings of
this connection” in the network Task menu.
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STEP6
Click “Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)”, and then click the [Properties]
button. If you have both IPv4 and IPv6, choose IPv4.
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STEP7
Click the “Use the following IP address” radio button and enter the IP
address and the subnet mask.
Please set the settings as below.
IP address: 192.168. 0.xxx
Subnet mask: 255.255.255. 0
(NOTE: xxx should be a number
from 1 to 254 except 100, which
is used by the IP device. Please
also make sure that no two
equipments use the same IP
address in the same network..)
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STEP8
Click the [OK] button and the window dialog box closes.
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1.3
Configuring the IP device
This section describes how to configure the IP device. The
administrator has unlimited access to all settings, while the normal user can
only view live video. The IP device is configured under a standard browser
(Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or above).
Follow the procedures below to configure the IP device.

STEP1: Open a browser
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STEP2: Enter the IP address of the IP device.
The default IP address is “192.168.0.100”
The “Login Page” is now displayed as below.
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STEP3: Enter account name (factory default: Admin) and password
(factory default: 123456).
NOTE: Internet Explorer 6.0 or above is highly recommended. You
may download it
from http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/downloads/default.mspx
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STEP4: Select the language of the IP device user interface. You can
select from English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Japanese,
Spanish, Italian, German, Portuguese, Czech, French, Finnish,
Hungarian and Danish. This user interface setting will disappear once
you log out, if you want to change the default user interface language,
please change the setting of [Host setting] after login.
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STEP5: Click the
button to login or click the
button
to re-enter account and password.
Once you log in successfuly, the “Video Display page” will be shown
as below.
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1.3.1
1.3.1.1
Video Display
Megapixel CMOS camera
This section tells you how to view live video via Internet Explorer.

STEP1: Click the [Video Display] on the “Main Setup page”.
The “Video Display page” is displayed as below.
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STEP2: Check the
[MPEG4/MJPEG] to select the Compression
type. Once selected, the video server/IP camera will start to stream
with the new compression method.
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STEP3: To display the full view on a limited screen size, click the
[Scale Down] checkbox to scale down the SXGA(1280x1024)/ to 640
x 512, and 720P(1280x720) to 640 x 360 resolution.
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STEP4: Check the
[Mute] checkbox to mute or play audio from
the video server/IP camera.
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STEP5: Click the
[Audio Out] checkbox to enable/disable audio
transmission from this PC to IP device’s audio out and change audio
out volume. Ex: With this function enabled you can speak to the
people at the IP device site.
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STEP6: Click the
by DO1.
[DO1] Button to trigger / untrigger DO function
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STEP7: Click the
[DO2] Button to trigger / untrigger DO function
by DO2.
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STEP8: Click the
Setup page”.
[Quit] to exit the live view and return to “Main
NOTE: If the streaming is disabled, you cannot see the live images
here.
NOTE: For all network router/switches connected to this Camera/Video
Server, be sure to use Auto Negotiation as the Network Connections
Type. This will enable the whole network to always run at the highest
possible speed.
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1.3.1.2 PTZ or PT camera
This section tells you how to view live video via Internet Explorer. The
PTZ function is available only to “root” user(Factory default: Admin
/123456). Other users cannot see this command.

STEP1: Click the [Video Display] on the “Main Setup page”.
The “Video Display page” is displayed as below.
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
STEP2: Check the
[MPEG4/MJPEG] to select the Compression
type. Once selected, the IP camera/video server will start to stream with
the new compression method
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STEP3: Check the
[Mute] c checkbox to mute or play audio from
the video server/IP camera.

STEP4: Click the
[Audio Out] checkbox to enable/disable audio
transmission from this PC to the IP camera/video server’s audio out
and change audio out volume. Ex: With this function enabled you can
speak to the people at the IP device site.
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STEP5: Click the
function by DO1..

STEP6: Click the
[DO1] Button to trigger / untrigger DO
[DO2] Button to trigger / untrigger DO function
by DO2.
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STEP7: Click the
Setup page”.
[Quit] to exit the live view and return to “Main
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STEP7: Click the
[PTZ] to Show “PTZ Control Window”.
NOTE: If the streaming is disabled, you cannot see the live images
here.
NOTE: For all network router/switches connected to this Camera/Video
Server, be sure to use Auto Negotiation as the Network Connections
Type. This will enable the whole network to always run at the highest
possible speed. Please also refer to Network Speed & Duplex settings
in Host Setting section on Page 20 of this manual.
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1.3.2
PTZ (PTZ Camera only)
Click the [PTZ] on the “Main Setup page” to show PTZ control panel
in a separate pop up and enable mouse PTZ in the main live view
window.Select a page in “PTZ Panel ” There are three main pages: PTZ,
Preset and Tour. You also can control camera from preview display with
mouse.
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PTZ Page
NOTE: For all PTZ settings,
including Presets, Tour and basic
settings, you will have to do Save
and Reboot to write this into the
camera. Camera will lose all
unsaved settings upon reboot.
PTZ function Help
Parameters
Page switch
Button
Pan Speed
Tilt Speed
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Description
Click these buttons to switch between “PTZ”, “Preset” and
“Tour” pages
Set the pan speed. 1 is slowest and 5 is fastest. This only
affects Pan speed if user click on Control Panel. Mouse
PTZ and auto-scan speeds are unaffected. Tilt and Zoom
speed also only affect commands given from Control
Panel.
Set the tilt speed from 1(slowest) to 5(fastest)
Zoom Speed
Set the zoom speed from 2(slowest) to 7(fastest)
Zoom
Click + button to zoom in, - button to zoom out.
Auto Focus
Click check box to enable auto focus.(PTZ camera only)
Focus
Click these buttons to adjust focus to near or far.
PT Control
Click each button to do pan and tilt control.
Home
Click this button to go to home position.
Reset
Click this button to reset the pan/tilt/zoom function.
Auto-scan
Click to start continuous auto scan between left limit and
right limit
Auto-scan Speed Set the auto-scan speed from 1(slowest) to 5(fastest)
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Auto Scan
recovery
Click the check box to enable auto-scan recovery function
IAny manual operation will interrupt camera autoscan. If
there's no further manual operation for X seconds
(recovery time), the camera will resume autoscan.
Recover time
Set the recovery time. Must be larger than 1.
Preset point
Click these buttons to move your camera to your desired
preset points.
Preset Page:
■Preset Page Help
Parameters
Preset Info
Set Preset
Goto Preset
Delete Preset
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Description
Show preset number and preset name. You can click to
edit the preset name
Click this button to save current preset name and PTZ
position to this preset point
Click this button to go to the PTZ position memorized for
this preset point.
Click to clear the preset point Information, including preset
name and preset PTZ position.
Tour Page
■Tour Page Help
Parameters
Tour Group ID
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Description
Select a tour group to start or to edit. There are 10 groups
available
Start Tour
Click to start the tour selected
Edit/ Cancel
Click to edit or cancel the tour setting.
Preset Name
Select a preset to be added in this preset tour
Time
Enter the interval of time for the camera to stay in this
preset point in this preset tour. This time includes the time
it move from previous preset point to this preset point
Add Preset Point
Click to add preset point in this preset tour
Preset Point
Select
Click to select preset point.
Apply
Click to apply the tour setting.
Move one earlier
Click to move this preset point one earlier in queue.
Move one later
Click to move this preset point one later in queue.
Move to first
Click to move this preset point to the first in queue.
Move to last
Click to move this preset point to the last in queue.
Goto Preset
Click to go to the PTZ position for this preset point.
Preset Del
Click to remove the preset point from this preset tour.
Note, the settings of this preset point will NOT be deleted
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Mouse Control:
You can click on the preview window to directly control Camera PTZ
movements. The closer your cursors are to the edge, the faster the camera
will move in Pan and Tilt. To Zoom in and out, move the cursor close to the
center and click when the cursor changes to the + or – sign.
NOTE: This function is available only AFTER you click the
“PTZ” and the “PTZ panel” is displayed.
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■Mouse PTZ Help
Parameters
Description
Click area 1 to P/T with fast speed
Click on area 2 to P/T with normal speed
Click on area 3 to P/T with slow speed
Click on area 4 to do zoom in.
Click on area 5 to do zoom out.
Mouse wheel
Use mouse wheel to do zoom in and zoom out.
NOTE: Once you finish all settings, be sure to click the [Save Reboot]
button. Otherwise, some settings may not take effect.
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1.3.3
Host Setting
This section tells you how to setup IP device’s host settings and LAN
settings.

STEP1: Click the [Host Setting] on the “Main Setup page”.
The “Host setting page” is displayed as below.

STEP2: Configure these settings with reference to the table below. If
you are still unsure what to set, contact your system administrator.
■Host Setting
Parameters
Host name
Language
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Description
Enter a host name, and this host name will be shown when you
use the IP utility or the SDK to search for the IP device.
Select the language of default user-interface. Every user will
see the default user-interface first when logging in.
■Network link speed & duplex
Parameters
WAN port
Description
This item lets you select the network transmission speed of
WAN port. You can select from
1. Auto detect (default setting)
2. 100Mbps / Full duplex
3. 100Mbps / Half duplex
4. 10Mbps / Full duplex
5. 10Mbps / Half duplex
■ToS (Type of Service)
Parameters
TOS priority
Description
Select the TOS tag’s priority to be added onto the streaming.
You can select between
1. Normal-Service
2. Minimize-Cost
3. Maximize-Reliability
4. Maximize-throughout
5. Minimize-Delay
■Port Mapping
Parameters
Description
HTTP port
Select the port for this IP device to use HTTP protocol.
Search server
port1
Search server
port2
Select the first port on which software applications can find this
IP device with. (e.g. IP utility).
Select the second port on which software applications can find
this IP device with. (e.g. IP utility).
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STEP3: Click the
[Apply] button for each section to confirm the
settings or click the
[Reset] button to re-enter the parameters.
NOTE: Once you finish all settings, be sure to click the [Save Reboot]
button. Otherwise, some settings may not take effect.
NOTE: For all network router/switches connected to this Camera/Video
Server, be sure to use Auto Negotiation as the Network Connections
Type. This will enable the whole network to always run at the highest
possible speed. Please also refer to Network Speed & Duplex settings in
Host Setting section on Page 20 of this manual.
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1.3.4
WAN Setting
This section tells you how to setup IP device’s WAN, DNS server and
DDNS server settings.

STEP1: Click the [WAN Setting] on the “Main Setup page”.
The “WAN setting page” is displayed as below
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STEP2: Configure these settings with reference to the table below. If
you are still unsure what to set, contact your system administrator.
■WAN Setting
Parameters
Dynamic IP
address
Description
Click this to enable IP device’s DHCP function.
It will acquire its WAN port IP address from a DHCP server
within the same network. (You must have a DHCP server in
order to enable this function.)
Click this to manually enter the IP device WAN port IP
address.
IP address: Enter the WAN port IP address.
Static IP
Subnet mask: Enter the subnet mask of WAN port. If
IP address is changed, adjust the subnet mask
accordingly.
address
ISP gateway: Enter the IP address of the gateway
(the router).
Click this when you connect IP device directly to the xDSL
modem.
User name: Enter the user name of your xDSL
account.
PPPoE
Password: Enter the password of your xDSL
account.
Note: You have to click the [Save Reboot] after you click the
[Apply button] to let this IP device start xDSL connections.
■DNS server Setting
Parameters
Primary DNS
server
Secondary DNS
server
Description
Defines the IP address of the primary DNS server. This is used
for identifying this computer by name instead of IP address.
The IP address of the secondary DNS server. It will be used
once the primary DNS server fails.
■DDNS server Setting
Parameters
DDNS type
Service ISP
Host name
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Description
Click this to enable IP device’s DDNS function.
DDNS function enables user to connect to this IP device by
domain name even if its IP address is not static.
Click one of the DDNS service providers.
You can visit their website to get a DDNS service account for
this IP device.
Enter the host name of your DDNS service account. (ex:
xxxx.dyndns.org)
User name
Enter the login user name for your DDNS service account.
Password
Enter the login password for your DDNS service account.
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STEP3: Click the
settings or click the
[Apply] button for each section to confirm the
[Reset] button to re-enter the parameters.
NOTE: Once you finish all settings, be sure to click the [Save Reboot]
button. Otherwise, some settings may not take effect.
NOTE: For all network router/switches connected to this Camera/Video
Server, be sure to use Auto Negotiation as the Network Connections
Type. This will enable the whole network to always run at the highest
possible speed.
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1.3.5
Date Setting
This section tells you how to setup IP device’s date and time settings.

STEP1: Click the [Date Setting] on the “Main Setup page”.
The “Date setting page” is displayed as below

STEP2: Configure these settings with reference to the table below. If
you are still unsure what to set, contact your system administrator.
■Date Setting
Parameters
SNTP/NTP
server
Description
Click this to enable IP device’s SNTP/NTP function.
SNTP/NTP function enables this video to synchronize its time
settings with a SNTP/NTP server. You can use this function to
make sure all your IP devices’ time is the same. Additionally,
with our embedded digital-time-code in the streaming, you can
tell the event sequence accurately.
IP address: Enter the IP address of the SNTP/NTP
server.
Sync time: Select the time interval for this IP device
to synchronize its time.
Click this to manually setup the date & time.
Set manually
Date : Select the date
Time: Select the time
Time zone
Day Light Saving
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Select the time zone offset for local settings
Select Type 1 to specify daylight saving time by week
number in a month; select Type 2 to specify daylight saving
time by date.
Start Time : Select the daylight savings start time.
End Time : Select the daylight savings end time.
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STEP3: Click the
[Apply] button of each setting to confirm the
settings or click the
[Reset] button to re-enter the parameters.
NOTE: Once you finish all settings, be sure to click the [Save
Reboot] button. Otherwise, some settings may not take effect.
Manually set date and time will NOT be kept if device loses power.
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1.3.6
Video Setting
This section tells you how to setup IP device’s video and streaming settings.

STEP1: Click the [Video Setting] on the “Main Setup page”.
■Video setting
Parameters
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Description
Camera name
The camera name is reserved for customer use.
Streaming Method
Select the streaming mode.
1. TCP only
2. Multicast only
RTSP Authen
Enable
RTP B2 Frame
Enable
3. RTP Over UDP
4. RTP Over Multicast
5. RTP Over UDP & Multicast
Check box to enable RTP streaming’s Account/Password
authentication.
Check box to enable the B2 frame in RTP streaming
Audio
Select to enable or disable the audio function.
Input Sensitivity
Select HIGH or LOW of the audio input sensitivity
Multicast IP
Select the multicast IP. Default settings is 228.5.6.1
Multicast TTL
Select the multicast TTL. Default setting is 255.
IGMP
This option appears only in Multicast. Enabling it will
enable using IGMP membership to do multicast.
Resolution
Select the video resolution of the IP device.
Select the frame rate mode.
Constant: The streaming’s frame rate remains
constant at all conditions.
Frame rate mode
Variable: The streaming frame rate will vary
according to the amount of motion and change
in the scene to maintain proper image quality.
Frame rate
Encoder Type
Video Bitrates
Mode
Video Maximum
Bitrate
Bitrate
Video Quality
GOP Length
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Select the frame rate of the video streaming.
Select the encoder’s compression type.
1. MPEG4
2. MJPEG
Select the video bitrate mode.
Constant Bit Rate: The streaming’s bitrate remains
constant at all conditions.
Variable Bit Rate:: The streaming bit rate will vary
according to the amount of motion and change in the
scene to maintain image quality.
Select the Maximum bitrate of the video streaming.
If the bitrate limit is too low, actual frame rate may also be
limited. Doing so will also disable Bit Rate setting below.
Select the bit rate of the video streaming. You can select
from 28Kbps to 3Mbps.
Note: Lower bit rate consumes less bandwidth but
delivers lower quality images.High bit rate
consumes more bandwidth but delivers higher
quality images.
This is only available when using Variable bit rate mode.
Yo may choose among HIGH, MIDDLE and LOW. The
quality will remain constsnt, while the bitrate will fluctuate.
This is only available when using Variable Bit Rate mode.
Normally there is one I frame and multiple P frames per
second. I frames encode the full view, while P fram
encode only the part that has changed. GOP length is the
number of frames until the next I frame appears. Setting
this to higher than normal frame rate (e.g. 8 fps when
megapixel) will help reduce the bitrate requirements . This
should not be used when the sene is vary dark, as video
noise will render this function useless. Max is 60. Set to 0
to automatically match with fps setting.
RTSP port
Select the port for this IP device to support RTSP
Video RTP Over
Multicast
Audio RTP Over
Multicast
Enable/disable the multicast video streaming via RTP
protocol
Enable/disable the multicast audio streaming via RTP
protocol
Select the port through which software applications may
Video control port
control this IP device.
Video streaming Select the port through which software applications may
establish video streaming with this IP device.
port (TCP Only)
Select the port for this IP device to support video multicast
Video multicast
function of the application program.
port (Multicast
Only)
Serial Port Baud
Rate
Select the Baud Rate setting of serial port.
Serial Port Control Select the Control setting of serial port.
STEP2: Click the
[Apply] button to confirm the settings or click the
[Reset] button to re-enter the parameters.
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1.3.7
Video Adjustment
This section tells you how to fine tune video display and setup Motion
detection. To access this section, click [Video Adjust] on the “Main Setup
page”. The “Video adjustment page” will display as below
This screen has three parts. The video window, the motion activity
window and the settings area.
Video window
show the live image from the IP device. The black
bar above shows the current time. The motion detection regions, if enabled,
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are also displayed here.
To the right of Video window is the Motion Activity window. The
vertical blue bars show recent amount of activity detected in the selected
motion region. The red line
shows the trigger threshold for the Runtime
MD profile, and the blue line
shows the threshold for the Event MD
profile. If the activity is above the threshold currently used, an motion event
will be triggered. This means that if this MD region is currently using Event
MD profile, a motion will be trigger when activity climbs above the blue line,
not the red line. For detail settings, please see “Motion Detection Explained”
at the end of this section.
Motion detection: You can set motion detection for up to three
regions that can overlap with each other. Each region has three parameters:
sensitivity, trigger interval and threshold.
For parameters in each region, you may always use the same values, or
you may switch between Runtime Profile and Event Profile via our Event
handler. Please see sidebar for how to setup the proper values, and Events
section (Page 32) on how to use Dual Motion Detection profile sets.
Follow these steps to setup Motion Detecion:

STEP 1: Check this
box to enter Motion Setup mode. After you
click on Motion Setup, the text on button will change to Apply, and
greyed out info will now be editable.

STEP 2: Check this

STEP 3: Make sure you are editing the correct set of profile via the
box to enable Motion Detection
drop down list
(Choose Runtime MD Profile unless you are using
alternative profiles through Event handler)
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
STEP 4: Enable individual Motion Detection Region
to show the
Motion Detection Region on the video window. If some regions are not
displayed on screen, just uncheck and check each box again.

STEP 5: Setup the sensitivity
, interval
and threshold
each motion detection region. (See below box)

STEP 6: When you are satisfied with the motion detection settings,
click the [Apply] button to confirm the settings. Click [Reset] to
restore previous settings.For settings about video brightness, saturation
and contrast, just select from the dropdown list and see the result. You
do not need to click apply.
for
NOTE: Once you finish all settings, be sure to click the [Save
Reboot] button. Otherwise, some settings may not take effect.
Motion Detection Explained
Motion detection works by determine if the amount of motion in target region exceeds a
predefined threshold. If the activity is above the threshold, it triggers motion detection.
Sensitivity: This value decides if a given pixel is considered to have “motion activity”. For the same
motion sequence, more pixels will be marked with “motion activity” under higher sensitivity. The IP
devices are calibrated to provide good performance in normal scenes at sensitivity level 70. For
scenes with little light, reduce sensitivity to prevent overreaction to background noise.
Threshold: Threshold decides how many “percent” of pixels in this scene needs to be marked as
“changed” to trigger a motion event. A smaller threshold means camera will respond to movement
by smaller items. Usually you don’t want this value to be too close to zero, otherwise movement of
extremely small objects or even natural background noise will trigger a motion event, creating false
alarms. Default value is 10. Lower this to detect smaller objects, increase this to filter out small
objects
Interval: The amount of time that must pass before another motion event can be detected. This is
used to prevent the IP device from generating too many motion detection signals.
Night time / Noisy environments: In such cases, the background noise will be much greater than
day time. So random noise will create some non-existent “motion activity”. To avoide getting false
alarms, please lower your sensitivity levels, and slightly reduce the threshold until you get a good
balance.
Object Size: The size of object that may be detected is determined not only by threshold, but also
by the motion detection region size. Generally, a smaller region will always be much more accurate
and sensitive than a big region. Try to cover the scene with two or three MD regions, instead of using
one to cover the whole screen.
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1.3.8
Event
This section describes how to setup the Event Handler, which deals
with how the IP device respond to situations. Each IP device can have a
maximum of 10 Event Rules. Each rule includes one single trigger, and one
or many responses. Several types of responses are available. And there are
multiple external servers for the device to interact with.
When setting up Event Handler, there are three types of settings.
Event Server, Event Configuration and Event Rules
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Event Servers:
Event servers define whom the device may interact with. They can be
other servers or devices on the network, or even the camera itself. Event
Configuration sets up a list of what to tell the other party during interaction.
Event list lays down the rules and conditions about when to initiate which
responses from which triggers. The options available for Event rules are
selected from the event servers and event configurations.
Event servers are classified as FTP servers, SMTP servers and HTTP
CGI servers.
FTP servers can receive snapshot or video uploads that are issued as
part of the response from event handlers. You may setup one FTP server.
the network address,
To setup FTP servers, make sure to enter
the FTP port,
the User Name,
Password,
Connection mode
(Passive or Active) and
Connection time before timeout(in milliseconds).
Click
[Apply] to use these settings or click
[Reset] to clear changes.
SMTP servers can send email upon request from the IP device. The
email can be a simple subject and text email, or attached with snapshot /
video. You may setup two SMTP servers. The device will first attempt to
send the message via the Primary email SMTP server. If the first attempt
fails(after the Max connecting time), then the device will attempt to send via
the secondary SMTP server. If the device sends email successfully via the
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primary SMTP server, then it will not use the secondary SMTP server.
To setup SMTP servers, make sure to
enable the SMTP account,
choose the proper Authentication type (available types: None, Login,
Plain, Cram MD5, Digest MD5 and PoP Relay),
the User Name,
Password,
the email address displayed as sender (can be different than
the user name),
SMTP server address,
SMTP Port number and
Max Connection time before timeout (in seconds). Click
[Apply] to use
these settings or click
[Reset] to clear changes.
HTTP CGI server CGI servers are programs that run on web sites or
many devices. They can be custom programmed to perform a large variety of
actions based upon the input. You can define which CGI server to connect to
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here, and the user / password required to log into the target server. The actual
message / command is setup in the Notification messages / URL commands
section. You may define two separate CGI servers.
IP devices are also CGI servers. This means that IP devices can now
issue commands to each other, which creates endless possibilities for highly
coordinated response. The IP device can also give a loopback command to
itself, in effect changing almost all possible settings dynamically. For detail
on the commands used to control the cameras, please contact your customer
representative.
An example will help you gain a better sense of how to utilize this
unique function. Camera A is a fixed camera that looks at a corridor leading
to the main hall. It has a motion detection window located near the point
where the corridor arrives at the large hall. Camera B is a PTZ camera
located in the hall, which is usually left on auto-tour patrol. When motion
activity in the motion detection region triggers MD1 in Camera A, this then
in turn activates an event rule in Camera A that gives out a command to
Camera B. Camera B would then swivel to the preset point where the
corridor leads into the entrance and switch to higher bit rate to temporarily
provide clearer image. After the event ends, Camera B will go back to its
normal routine in lower bit rate.
enable the HTTP CGI
To setup HTTP CGI servers, make sure to
server,
enter the user name,
the password,
Network address,
port number and
Max connection time before timeout ( in seconds).
Click
[Apply] to use these settings or click
[Reset] to clear changes.
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Event Configuration:
Event configurations are the responses to be performed when an
event is triggered. For most types of responses, you can create several
different preset responses, then mix and match in event rules. Some
responses are not supported in all IP devices (e.g.: DO, PTZ). Event Motion
Detection profile is also a triggerable response, but the parameters are
defined through the Video Adjust page, not in Event page.
The configurable responses are classified as Digital I/O ports,
Notification messages, Upload Image / Snapshot, Send URL Commands and
go to PTZ Presets.
Digital I/O ports
Digital I/O ports (selected models only) read and control the
voltage difference in the circuit, and respond to it. They are useful in
connecting to a wide variety of devices. D/I is a trigger, while D/O is a
response. Both are setup here. Both have a low voltage state and a high
voltage state , noted as 0 and 1.
Trigger Interval: How does it work?
When a motion is detected or the device receives a DI trigger, usually users want the camera to stay on
high alert for a minimum duration of time before returning to normal mode. This duration is controlled by
setting the trigger interval value. During this time, the device will NOT respond to a second trigger. The
device will stay in the triggered state for as long as the trigger continues to be effective. So the Trigger
interval only limits the minimum amount of time the device will spend in the triggered state. Below are
sample diagrams on trigger-response mechanism.
No minimum interval
Minimum interval 60s
Trigger: 20s
Trigger: 20s
Response: 20s
Response: 60s
Trigger: 80s
Response: 80s
Trigger: 20s + 20s
Response: 60s
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DI: To setup DI, please define the
Active level as 0 or 1. If the
active level is set as 1, then camera will consider high voltage difference a
trigger, which can be used to initiate other events. The event will end when
the DI voltage goes back to 0.
Interval determines the minimum delay
that must pass before the IP device will accept another trigger from DI ( in
seconds). 0 means there is no minimum delay limit.
Active level as 0 or 1. If the
DO: To setup DI, please define the
active level is set as 1, then camera will change the output voltage to high
when this response is activated by an event rule. The voltage will go back to
low when the event ends.
Interval determines the minimum duration of
each DO response( in seconds). DO will remain at the active level during this
time, and if another event triggers DO before the end of the first DO, the
second trigger will no take effect. 0 means there is no minimum duration.
Notification messages:
*Pre-requisites: SMTP server / HTTP CGI server setup.
Notification messages may be sent to either an email or a HTTP CGI
server. If sent to an CGI server, it works the same as an URL command, but
it does not allow a second message at end of event. You may configure up to
three preset massages. You can configure a message, but disable it. This will
allow you to keep the settings without using it, which will be useful in testing
and troubleshooting.
To setup Notification Messages, make sure to
then
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enable the message,
determine what type of message to send (HTTP CGI or email).
If you are sending to CGI server, you need to enter the CGI path
the URL command itself
, and an optional message
.
,
If you are sending email , please enter the receipient address , the
email subject , and the body message . Click
[Apply] to use these
settings or click
[Reset] to clear changes.
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Upload video/snapshot
*Pre-requisites: SMTP server / FTP server / HTTP CGI server setup.
IP devices may send video recording / snapshots to your chosen server
upon event. Video will be in .RAW format, while snapshots will be .JPG
files. You can define up to three group of settings to upload video/snapshot.
Snapshots can be sent to FTP / HTTP CGI and via Email, while video can
only be uploaded to FTP or HTTP CGI servers.
The parameters needed to setup this function are different for each task
combination (snapshot / ftp or video / HTTP… etc), and are explained below:
UI
Enable
Type
Snapshot
Upload Image to
Video
Email FTP CGI FTP CGI
Upload Time
Y
Y
Y
Image Rate
Y
Y
Y
Pre Buffer
Y
Y
Y
Y
File Name
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Upload Path
*
Y
Y
Y
Y
CGI Settings
Y
Recipient address
Y
Subject
Y
Y
Enable Video/snapshot checkbox: this decides if this rule is in effect,
or disabled. Sometimes it is useful to keep the settings, but not to enable it
for troubleshooting purposes.
Type / Upload image to: these define the task at hand, and change the
fields that needs to be filled out.
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Upload Time : IP device will provide video/snapshots for the number
of seconds here. It will stop uploading video/snapshot at the end of this
period. If you have video management software recording from this camera
at the same time, the normal recording through NVR will not be affected, and
goes on through out the event period and afterwards. But the special upload
session will end as the event ends.
Image Rate : This is used only by snapshots. This tells the camera
how many snapshots it should attempt to capture during the Upload Time. If
this value is set to 0, then the IP device will attempt to capture as many
snapshots as possible. Depending upon the device loading, the number of
snapshots taken may not reach the number you specified.
Pre Buffer: This is only used by video. If this is set to more than 0,
then the IP device will start to buffer video in its internal memory. The
maximum pre buffer is 3 seconds. When an event requires video upload, the
IP device will first upload the video taken right before the event then keep
uploading until it reaches the upload time.
File Name/ Upload Path: You will need to specify rule for file names
and upload paths (upload path is not needed for Email. Just put a slash “/” in
the field). The rules contain flexible parameters. A sample rule and
corresponding filename will look like this:
Front_Door_%YYYY_%MM_%[email protected]%hh%mm%ss
[email protected]
Upload Path folders may also be named dynamically. For the IP device
to create folders on FTP and HTTP CGI servers properly, your FTP/CGI
account will need to have permission to create folders. For syntax on auto
naming, please see online help or the inset box at the end of this section.
CGI settings : Some CGI servers may require special info and settings.
Please refer to CGI server designer for this section. IP devices do not allow
upload of Snapshots / Video into their embedded CGI servers.
Recipient Address / Subject: When uploading video/ snapshots via
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email, these information are required.
Auto Naming Rules for Files and Folders:
To properly track images and videos, a well thought out naming rule is necessary. There are a number of
automatic variables available to design a proper naming system, which may be used both on files and folders.
Symbol
%YYYY
Description
Example
4 digits for year
2009 for year 2009
the last 2 digits of 4 digits year
09 for year 2009
%MM
two digits for month. 01~12
01 for January
%DD
two digits for date. 01~31
01 for the 1st day of a month
%hh
two digits for hour. 00~23
%mm
two digits for minute. 00~59
%ss
two digits for second. 00~59
%W
a space character. ' '
''
%N
camera name
camera-1
%Y
File serial counter. It starts from 1 in every
uploading task. The counter will be
increased by 1 for next uploading file.
1,2,3,4,5,...
%YY
Example
1. Entrance-%YYYY-%MM-%[email protected]%hh%mm%ss for time 2009/06/05 22:50:30.
The full name is [email protected]
2. X_%w-%N_TEST%Y for camera name is 'my-camera' and three successive uploaded files.
The full name of these three files are
X_ -my-camera_TEST1, X_ -my-camera_TEST2, X_ -my-camera_TEST3
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Send URL commands
*Pre-requisites: HTTP CGI server setup.
URL commands can be sent to HTTP CGI servers upon event. This
provides the possibility of highly intelligient response upon event. IP devices
and many other devices also have embedded CGI servers that may be
controlled.
When Event Handler sends an URL command, it will send one set of
command when the event is trigged, and another as the event becomes
inactive. Depending on the CGi design, the URL commands may be able to
be stringed together, and multiple commands may be issued in a single line.
An example would be when the access control device at the entrance
detects an entry, this device provides a DI signal to the PTZ camera, and
triggers an event. This event then sends a loopback command to the PTZ
Camera itself (by setting its own IP as the HTTP CGI server). The PTZ
Camera then moves to a preset location, stays until the event is over, then
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move back to another location. At the same time it moves to the preset
location, it increases the bitrate from 750k to 3M, and the frame rate from 4
fps to 8 fps. The bitrate / fps changes are reverted at the end of event.
Go to a preset point (selected models only)
For PTZ cameras, there will be an extra option available. This will
require the camera to move to a preset location. In this interface you will
setup which preset point to go to, and how long do you want the camera to
stay there.
At the end of event, the PTZ camera will return to the position right
before the event. The difference between this and the PTZ via URL
command scenario is that this only performs the PTZ move, without the
ability to aggregate multiple other changes into the same trigger.
Be sure to do Save and Reboot after you’ve updated the event settings.
Only then will the settings be commited to physical memory. You may lose
the settings to power loss or other situations if you do not do this step.
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Event Rules:
You may define a maximum of 10 Event rules, which will be shown in
abbreviated form in the Event List panel. It will display under each Event ID,
the days of the week it will be active, the start time and duration of the active
period, the type of the source of trigger, and the actions used in the response.
If the row is greyed out, this means the rule is currently not enabled and stays
inactive.
There are several parts to the the Event rule:
When is it active:
You may choose to enable the rule or not . The settings will be kept
in internal memory even if the event rule is disabled.Select the days in a
weekly cycle
in which this rule and schedule is active.
Determine the
start time and
duration of the active period. For
example, a rule that lets motion detection trigger snapshot uploads to FTP
would only take place after 19:00 each day for 12 hours. Outside of this time
the rule will not be active.
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How is it triggered:
Events may be triggered by several sources:
Schedule: The event will start at the start time noted in the weekly
scheduler, and end after the duration is reached. The active period and the
triggered period is one and the same.
DI: For selected models only, the IP device may be triggerd by Digital
Input.
Motion: You may trigger the event if one or many Motion Detection
regions encounter a motion trigger. Trigger from any of them will initiate the
event. The duration of event will be the same as the MD trigger length , or
the Trigger interval time, defined in the Motion Detection section on Vieo
Adjust page.
Video Loss: This is available for video servers only. When the analog
video in is lost, the video state will become “lost”, and return to “normal”
only until device receives analog video signal. A common scenario is for
Video Server to send email to administrator when video is lost, and activate
DO signal to alarm that persists until the analog signal is restored.
Switch to Night mode: This is available to selected models only.
When camera changes between day and night mode, the embedded event
handler will notice this change, and may act upon this information.
Potential use include changing the motion detection profile to another
set of Event MD parameters. By having two sets of parameters each
optimized for day and night, this provide better overall accuracy in both day
and night conditions. Some night time only MD regions may also be
activated this way. The event period will end when the camera returns to day
mode, which will then reset the camera to the original settings.
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What responses will occur:
Digital Output(selected models only): This is an useful link to other
devices. Click to include this in the response for this rule.
Send notification Message: Select from the three pre-defined
messages which you’ve setup in the Event Configuration section. You may
enable multiple messages at the same time. For sending Email, please limit
the recipient to one per event rule. If you need to send email to more than one
recipient, please use separate event rules triggered by the same trigger.
Upload video/snapshots: Select which of the event configurations to
include in this response set. If you are sending email via upload video and
sending notification message at the same time, the system will automatically
merge the two emails into one. The subject and image will be based upon the
Upload snapshot Event configuration enabled, but the message in the body
text will be based upon the Notification messages.
In general, please stick to the “one email per event rule” limit for best
performance.
Change Motion Detection profile: This will switch the profile of the
selected Motion Detection region from Runtime profile to Event profile. The
profile will return to runtime settings at the end of this event. You may
program one motion detection region to be disabled at runtime, but enable it
with event handler under some circumstances.
Change Day/Night Mode (Selected models only): For some models,
you may force the Camera into Day or Night mode. The camera will return to
its previous setting(whether auto or forced day/ night) upon the end of the
event.
Send URL command: Select the URL command to include in the
response set. Two different commands will be sent at the time when the event
is triggered and untriggered.
Go to a preset point: if the device is a PTZ camera, and the Go to
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Preset point Event Configuration is setup, then you may include this in the
response section of the event rule. The camera will return to the position right
before the event starts when the event is untriggered.
Be sure to do Save and Reboot after you’ve updated the event settings.
Only then will the settings be commited to physical memory. You may lose
the settings to power loss or other situations if you do not do this step.
1.3.9
Camera Setup (CMOS camera models)
This section tells you how to adjust the camera.

STEP1: Click the [Camera Setup] on the “Main Setup page”.
The “Camera Setup page” is displayed as below
■Camera setting
Parameters
Video Flipping
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Description
Check this box to flip the video up-down
Video Mirror
Lens
Compensation
NightTime Gain
Threshold
Check this box to mirror the video left-right
Check this box to use best pre-set settings for bundled
lens
This value controls the level of light where camera
switches into night mode. Increasing it will make camera
switch to night mode at a darker illumination level.
Select the white balance mode. After you set the
parameter, you need to wait for 5~10seconds to see the
White Balance
Mode
final result.
1. AUTO : Auto white balance (default)
2. INDOOR1: Select the indoor white balance profile
1.
3. INDOOR2: Select the indoor white balance profile
2.
4. OUTDOOR1: Select the outdoor white balance
profile 1.
5. OUTDOOR2: Select the outdoor white balance
profile 2
6. HOLD CURRENT: Select this to let the IP
camera automatically obtain a best white balance
setting according to current environment. The IP
camera will use this setting to adjust color.
NOTE: This setting will be lost after you
reboot the camera.
7. MANUAL: Select this to enable manual setting of
the white balance. You will need to enter the R
Gain and B gain setting below.
R Gain
Add or decrease redness to the video when under Manual
(Manual White balance White Balance mode. (This function is only available in
Manual White balance mode.)
mode only)
B Gain
(Manual White balance
mode only)
Exposure mode
Exposure Gain
Shutter Speed
AGC Gain
(In auto Exposure
mode only)
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Add or decrease blueness to the video when under
Manual White Balance mode. (This function is only
available in Manual White balance mode.)
Select exposure mode to auto or manual.
- Auto: The IP camera will adjust the exposure
automatically.
- Manual: (In Manual White balance mode only)
Manually select the Exposure Gain and Shutter
Speed below.
Select the Exposure Gain of the IP camera. The higher
the value = brighter images.
Increase or decrease the shutter speed. The higher the
value, the better the nighttime performance. Although
higher values also causes motion to become blurry.
When exposure mode is auto, IP camera will adjust its
shutter speed according to AGC gain and the Maximum
auto shutter speed. Higher AGC gain = brighter images.
Maximum Auto
Shutter Speed
(In auto Exposure
mode only)
Flickless Mode
STEP2: Click the
settings or click the
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When exposure mode is auto, IP camera will adjust its
shutter speed according to AGC gain and the Maximum
auto shutter speed. This setting is to set the maximum
shutter speed range of this camera.
Change settings between 60Hz or 50Hz, depending on
the AC power type of your region.
[Apply] button of each section to confirm the
[Reset] button to re-enter the parameters.
1.3.10 Camera Setup (PTZ camera models)

STEP1: Click the [Camera Setup] on the “Main Setup page”.
The “Camera Setup page” is displayed as below
■Camera setting
Parameters
Description
Video Flipping
Check this box to flip the video up-down
Video Mirror
Check this box to mirror the video left-right
BLC
Check this box to enable back light compensation.
Select the white balance mode. After you set the
parameter, you need to wait for 5~10seconds to see the
White Balance
Mode
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final result.
1. AUTO : Auto white balance (default)
2. HOLD CURRENT: Select this to let the IP
camera automatically obtain a best white balance
setting according to current environment. The IP
camera will use this setting to adjust color.
NOTE: This setting will be lost after you
reboot the camera.
3. MANUAL: Select this to enable manual setting of
the white balance.
Exposure mode
AGC Gain
Auto IRIS Level
Select the Iris level.
Sense up Level
Select the sense up level.
Light Sensor
Mode
NightTime Gain
Threshold
STEP2: Click the
settings or click the
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Select exposure mode.
- Auto: The IP camera will adjust the exposure
automatically.
- Shutter Priority: The IP camera will adjust the
exposure by shutter priority first.
- Iris Priority: The IP camera will adjust the
exposure by Iris priority first.
- Manual: Manually select the Exposure Gain and
Shutter Speed below.
When exposure mode is auto, IP camera will adjust its
shutter speed according to AGC gain and the Maximum
auto shutter speed. Higher AGC gain = brighter images.
Select light sensor mode.
- Auto: The IP camera will automatically switch
between day or night mode according to lighting
level
- Day: The IP camera will always stay in day mode.
- Night: The IP camera will always stay in night
mode.
This value controls the level of light where camera
switches into night mode. Increasing it will make camera
switch to night mode at a darker illumination level.
[Apply] button of each section to confirm the
[Reset] button to re-enter the parameters.
1.3.11 User Account Management
This section tells you how to setup the accounts.

STEP1: Click the [User account] on the “Main Setup page”.
The “Account management page” is displayed as below

STEP2: Setup the account names and their respective passwords.
There are 1 root (administrator) account
and 10 common user
accounts allowed. Root(administrator) account allows the user to
watch the live view and modify all settings. The common user account
only allows live video view, and cannot change settings.

STEP3: Click the
the
[Apply] button to confirm the settings or click
[Reset] button to re-enter the parameters.
NOTE: Once you finish all settings, be sure to click the [Save Reboot]
button. Otherwise, some settings may not take effect.
1.3.12 System Info
This section tells you how to see the system information of this IP device,
including firmware version, MAC address, Product ID, WAN status and
system log.
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
STEP1: Click the [System info] on the “Main Setup page”.
The “System information page” is displayed as below

STEP2: View the information in the 3 columns. This information is
very useful to understand the IP device status and to resolve any
problem that might occur.
■System info
Column
System info
WAN status
System log

Description
It shows the firmware version, MAC address, production ID, and
factory default type of IP device.
It shows the WAN port’s IP address, netmask, gateway, DNS
server, DDNS host and connection status.
It shows the system event log. This column is very useful as a
diagnostic tool.
STEP3: Click
[Parameter List] where you may see all configurations
of the IP device.

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STEP4: Click
[Server Report] to export related information of the IP
device while contacting your support channel.
1.3.13 Firmware Upgrade
This section tells you how to update IP device’s firmware. You can always
visit our web site for the latest firmware.

STEP1: Click the [Firmware] on the “Main Setup page”.
The “Firmware upgrade page-1” is displayed as below

STEP2: Click
[Apply] button. The ‘’firmware upgrade page-2”
will be displayed as below.
■Firmware Upgrade
Parameters
Firmware
images file
MD5 file

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Description
You can upload the firmware images here.
Click the [browse] to select the an image file and press Enter.
You can always get the latest version at our website.
You can upload the MD5 file here.
Click the [browse] to select an MD5 file and press Enter.
You can always get the latest version at our website.
NOTE: The version of the firmware image and the MD5 file to be
uploaded must be the same, otherwise, the firmware upgrading will
fail and the IP device will continue using previous firmware version.

STEP3: Click the
[Apply] button to start upgrading or click the
[Reset] to re-select the files.

STEP4: The upgrade process window shows a progress bar indicating
upgrade status.

STEP5: The progress bar shows the upgrading is completed, and
system is rebooting.
1.3.14 Profile
Profiles are sets of parameters that control how the image sensor behave.
Sometimes profiles are fine-tuned again to suit a specific environment, or
for generally better image. They are not updated as frequently as firmwares,
and a good profile can stay in use for a very long time. Occasionally, you
may wish to load a new profile pack into your camera. This section tells you
how to upgrade IP Camera’s Profile Pack.

STEP1: Click the [Profile Pack] item.
The “Profile image upgrade” page is displayed as below
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
STEP2: Click the [Browse]
Button and choose the proper profile
pack file. You may get the latest profile pack from our website.

Click [Apply]

STEP3: The upgrade process window shows a progress bar indicating
upgrade status.

STEP4: Once profile is upgraded, device will reboot.
button to start uploading.
1.3.15 Factory Default
This section tells you how to load IP device’s factory default setting.

STEP1: Click the [Factory Default] on the “Main Setup page”.
The “Factory default setting page” is displayed as below
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
STEP2: Click the [Apply] button to go to loading confirmation page or
click the [Reset] button to exit to previous page.

STEP3: A confirmation page will be displayed. Click the [Save
Reboot] button to start loading factory default settings.
1.3.16 Save Reboot
This section tells you how to save all the settings and reboot this IP device.
This is critical because some settings might not take effect before save and
reboot.

STEP1: Click the [Save and reboot] on the “Main Setup page”.
The “Save and reboot page” is displayed as below.

STEP2: The Action LED indicator will go off to indicate that the IP
device is rebooting. After around 30 seconds, the Action LED will
light up again to indicate that the reboot is completed.
1.3.17 Logout
This section tells you how to logout from the IP device. Be sure to logout
this IP device once your setting is completed.

STEP1: Click the [Logout] on the “Main Setup page”.
You will logout and return to the “Login Page” displayed as below.
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