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PowerCon Station EPS-3000
First Steps
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This manual version 02/2003 covers the PowerCon Station EPS-3000 version 3.0 (01/2003)
© EverFocus Electronics (Europe) GmbH. Technical details are subject to change without
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Contents
Safety Warning
Danger of electricity
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Installation and operation
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Repair and maintenance
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Introduction
Recommended application
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EU guidelines
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System identification
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Product description
Included parts
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Required periphery
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Recommended accessories
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Features
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Front panel connectors and control elements
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Rear panel
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Installation and start-up
Installation and connection
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Switch on and off
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Operation
Basics
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Build up a connection
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Switch between live and playback images
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EDR system configuration
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Technical Data
PowerCon Station
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Accessories
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Safety warning
Danger of electricity
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PowerCon Station and connected devices (e.g. monitor) are supposed to be installed
only within suitable power nets. Make sure that the power selection switch on the
device’s rear panel is set correctly.
In case of a defect, separate the device from the power net and/or all further devices
Make sure that only qualified technical personnel (electrical engineers) carry out the
devices’ installation and maintenance.
PowerCon Station needs to be installed in a dry, weather-protected environment.
If the PowerCon Station’s secure operation isn’t guaranteed, the device needs to be set
off duty and secured against unintended operation.
A secure operation isn’t granted anymore if:
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the device itself or any of the cables are obviously damaged
the device doesn’t operate accurately
the device has been exposed to rain or humidity
any objects have penetrated the device
the device has been stored within unsuitable surroundings for too long
the device has been transported under inappropriate conditions.
In all mentioned cases, PowerCon Station needs to be checked by EverFocus
Electronics (Europe) GmbH.
Installation and operation
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All installation procedures described in this manual must be carried out only by
qualified personnel in compliance with the relevant electro technical guidelines.
When installing PowerCon Station, the further connected devices’ – e.g. external drives
or monitors – documentations containing important safety warnings and information
about recommended applications also have to be considered.
To avoid personal injury and damages of all kind, only the operations described in this
manual may be followed.
Repair and maintenance
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Never open the PowerCon Station housing. The device doesn’t contain any parts that
can be repaired or exchanged by the user.
Make sure that only qualified personnel (electrical engineers) are involved in the
PowerCon Station maintenance and repair tasks.
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Introduction
Recommended application
PowerCon Station EPS-3000 was developed for the administration of EverFocus digital
recorders and has been designed for the professional use in video surveillance applications.
Other applications are not permitted.
The installation and maintenance of the PowerCon Station has to be carried out by skilled
personnel.
For questions regarding the PowerCon Station handling and operation which cannot be
answered by its documentation (short manual or online help), please contact:
EverFocus Electronics (Europe) GmbH
Albert-Einstein-Straße 1
D-46446 Emmerich am Rhein
Telefon: +49 (0) 2822 9394-0
Telefax: +49 (0) 2822 9394-95
www.everfocus.de
info@everfocus.de
EU guidelines
PowerCon Station EPS-3000 complies with the requirements of the European guideline
89/336 (electromagnetic compatibility) and 73/23, changed by 93/68 (low-voltage
guideline)
Identification plate
For exact identification, the system’s model name and serial number are indicated on the
identification plate on the bottom of the machine. Please keep these identification marks and
have it available on support questions and spare parts’ orders.
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Product specifications
Included parts
PowerCon Station EPS-3000 incl. 40 GB hard disk and CD-RW
PS/2 mouse
PS/2 keyboard
Required accessories
Computer monitor with recommended resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels
Recommended accessories
EPS-3000 HDD Player kit 1
External hard disk reader for evaluation of EDR-1600 and EDR-400 hard disks via
PowerCon Station USB connection
EPS-3000 HDD Player kit 2
External hard disk reader for evaluation of EDA-800 hard disks via PowerCon Station USB
connection
Features
PowerCon Station was principally developed to administrate the EverFocus EDR series
Digital Video Recorders. Among others, connections to each EDR system can be built up
via various communication types (LAN, WAN, ISDN), the systems can be configured and
observed, live images can be viewed on location and recorded images can be played back.
All technical abilities of the EverFocus EDR systems are supported.
The images of the cameras connected to the EDR system can be displayed on the PowerCon
Station computer monitor by simple mouse operation, and recorded images can easily be
searched and played back.
PowerCon Station enables the fast and comfortable configuration of all connected EDR
system’s settings, e.g. recording settings, system settings concerning image quality and data
transmission, automatic time and alarm schedules, alarm actions, camera settings and user
administration settings.
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PowerCon Station’s main features are:
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Direct connection to distant EDR systems via various communication types
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Several simultaneous live image connections
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Variable combined displays with up to 16 live and playback images
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Fast on- and offline remote EDR system configuration
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Remote maintenance and observation of EverFocus EDR systems
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Fast and easy remote alarm evaluation
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Local recording and storing of snapshots
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Recording archive on various data carriers (e.g. CD-ROM)
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Extensive user administration with individual access and users’ rights assignment
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Fast system updates via internet can be downloaded directly from EverFocus (web
update)
Windows control standards
PowerCon Station makes the administration, configuration and remote control of EverFocus
EDR systems easier and more secure. The user-friendly surface – adapted to the Windows
standards – supports you in learning all functions within almost no time.
The program requires Windows NT, Windows 2000 or Windows XP and supports the
following EverFocus EDR systems:
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EDR-1600 (Version 2.0 or higher)
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EDR-400
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Front panel connections and control elements
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CD-RW
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Floppy Drive 3.5”
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Red LED
Active on hard disk activity
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USB connection
Connect EDR system hard disks
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Microphone input
Jack plug 3.5 mm
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Headphone output
Jack plug 3.5 mm
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Power switch
Switch on / off PowerCon Station
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Reset button
System restart
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Green LED
Active on PowerCon Station operation
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Rear Panel
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Power supply
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Mouse-input
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Network connection RJ45
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Parallel connection for printer connection
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Joystick connection
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ISDN- connection
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Power supply switch
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Keyboard connection
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USB connection
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serial interface
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Monitor connection
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Line out connection for speaker connection
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Line in
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Mic in
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Installation and start-up
Location and connection
Attention!
PowerCon Station was designed for indoor use. Choose a location ensuring
that the machine is exposed neither to extreme temperatures nor to extreme
humidity. The ambient temperature must be between 5 and 40° C, the
humidity may not exceed 90%.
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PowerCon Station mustn’t be located near to heating elements or other heat sources.
Avoid a position with direct sunlight affection.
Make sure that no liquids or articles will penetrate the device.
Take care of sufficient cooling of the device
To minimize electrical interferences, only delivered or suitable cables should be used.
Place all cables in such way that they will not be damaged and take care of strain relief.
Prior to connecting further devices (e.g. monitor or printer), consider these devices’
documentations where important information about environment, location and
installation are given.
Peripheral devices
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Connect the supplied keyboard and mouse to the two round sockets at the PowerCon
Station rear panel. Pay attention to the sockets’ marks.
Connect a computer monitor to the monitor socket via a suitable cable.
If requested, connect a printer to the PowerCon Station’s parallel port via a parallel
printer cable.
Connect PowerCon Station to the network via a UTP Cat 5 network cable and an RJ45
connector.
If requested, connect PowerCon Station to the telephone net via the ISDN socket.
Power connection
Attention!
Prior to connecting the power cable, verify the accurate position of the
power switch underneath the power connection socket. The power indicated
on the switch must correspond to the location’s voltage.
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On finishing all further connections, place the power cable into the power connection
socket and connect it to a secured power socket.
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Switch on and off
PowerCon Station may be switched on when all necessary connections exist.
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Switch on the monitor
Press the PowerCon Station’s main power switch to activate the device and start the
operating system. Log in to PowerCon Station on initialization. On initial start-up, you
can log in to PowerCon Station with the user name admin and without any password.
Enter user name and password and click the Login button. On entering a valid user
name with a matching password, the program surface will open.
Select Shutdown from the Program menu to terminate the work with PowerCon
Station. On shutdown, the device is switched off automatically.
If applicable, switch off the monitor.
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Operating instructions
Basics
Mouse operation
The PowerCon Station software has been designed for mouse operation. All actions can be
carried out by simple left mouse clicks. Normally, the keyboard is required only for text or
value input on configuration procedures.
Context menus
By using the so-called context menus, you can simplify and accelerate your work. Click the
right mouse key to open a context menu providing a selection of practical functions sparing
you searching and going through menus and submenus.
An example: If you move the mouse to a live video image and click the right mouse key, the
following context menu opens from which you can select the requested function directly
with the left mouse key:
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Operating system knowledge
A basic knowledge of the Windows operating system is assumed. The standard operating
system functions (general mouse and keyboard operation, working with the explorer, files
or directories) are not described within this online manual in detail.
For further information about the operating system, please refer to the current Windows
documentation
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Online Manual
The PowerCon Station online manual consists of chapters and single paragraphs. To view
the requested information, start the online help and select a topic to display it on the right
screen side.
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Start PowerCon Station to display the program surface.
Select Help from the Info menu to open the help topics’ dialogue.
If requested, click the Contents register at first to open the table of contents.
To open further subdirectories, click the + symbol.
Double-click a topic to display the respective chapter.
Click the Index register to open the index directory.
Related help topics are indicated at the bottom of the help screen. On moving the mouse
over these links, the mouse pointer turns to a hand. A mouse click on the respective link
opens the corresponding help topic.
Online manual printout
All information displayed on the help screen can be printed via a connected printer.
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Select a help topic to open the help screen and display the requested topic.
Click the Printer button on top of the screen to print only the page or the complete help
chapter.
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Building up a connection
With PowerCon Station, remote connections to any EDR system within reach of the
following networks can be built up:
• LAN/WAN (TCP/IP)
• ISDN
Note:
To build up a connection, PowerCon Station needs to be physically connected to the
respective network. If required, check connections, interfaces and cables in advance.
If the EDR system has already been configured, a connection can be built up at any time. If
a new connection is to be built up to an EDR system, it has to be set up first with PowerCon
Station and several essential settings need to be defined.
A single connection can be built up to any of the EDR systems listed in the system list.
Several simultaneous connections are only available via the combined display.
Build up a single connection
The available EDR systems are listed in the system list.
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Select the name of the requested EDR system and click the right mouse key to open a
context menu.
Select the Connect to system function. PowerCon Station tries to build up the
connection. This can take several seconds, depending on the connection’s kind and
structure.
As soon as the connection is built up, one or several video images are displayed on the
PowerCon Station main screen. The LED symbols on top of the system list show the
connection status
Cut a single connection
An existing connection can be cut at any time. If you build up a connection to another
system during an existing single connection, the current connection is cut automatically.
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Move the mouse to a video image of the connected EDR system and click the right
mouse key to open a context menu.
To cut the EDR system connection and to close the video image, select the Cut function
Optionally, click the Cut button within the button bar.
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Switch between live and playback images
While viewing a currently connected EDR system’s video images, you can switch between
live and playback images for all cameras or for one specific camera at any time.
Select specific camera
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mouse key to open the camera selection dialogue.
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Select the requested option for either playback or live image display in the Display
mode area.
To define the playback period, select both the Start and End date in the respective
fields within the Playback settings area. You can either insert the data via the keyboard
or click the text fields’ arrow symbols to open a calendar for the data selection.
Insert the respective time in the text fields if requested.
To close the dialogue and control the playback via the buttons at the screen bottom,
click OK.
Further cameras can be selected for playback at any time. If you select a different playback
period, the new selection is valid also for earlier selected cameras displayed in playback
mode.
Select all cameras
Besides the single camera’s playback mode selection, all cameras can also be switched to
either live or playback mode at once.
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The preset respectively latest selected period is decisive for the playback period.
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Move the mouse to one of the requested EDR system’s video images and click the right
mouse key to open a context menu.
Select either the Switch all to playback mode or Switch all to live mode function to
switch all camera images.
If applicable, you can now control the playback.
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EDR system configuration
Add new EDR system
A new EDR system can be added at any time. Build up a connection to configure the system
or to view the video images.
Attention!
The following settings must be set correctly and exactly according to the
EDR system in the PowerCon Station configuration dialogue prior to
building up the connection to the EDR system:
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Hostname (respectively IP address)
Host port
DVR type
Software version
Software language
There may occur mistakes in configuration data transfer, especially if the DVR type and
software version settings are not set correctly. This can result in an EDR system
malfunction.
The available EDR systems are listed in the system list.
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Move the mouse to the list and click the right mouse key to open a context menu.
Select New system and confirm the security check with Yes. PowerCon Station
generates the basic data for the new system. This process can take several seconds.
When the process is completed, the new system is listed first place on the system list with
the description <NEW> and you can start the configuration.
Configure an existing system
Note:
The configuration settings of the EDR systems are described only in shortened form in the
PowerCon Station documentation. Detailed information about the EDR system
configuration can be found in the EDR’s documentation. In any case, please play attention
to the security notes and information about approved and recommended applications
indicated in that documentation.
The EDR system configuration can be carried out completely in the PowerCon Station
configuration dialogue. All settings are summarized on various registers and arranged in
groups. If you work on the registers by turns from left to right, you cannot overlook or
forget any settings.
After completion and transfer of the configuration to the EDR system, please always check
the correct function of all components and settings and make sure that the EDR system
works as intended.
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Select Configuration from the DVR menu to open the Configuration menu.
Select the EDR system whose configuration is supposed to be worked on from the
system list on the left side.
Select one of the registers on top to open and work on the respective task
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All settings are saved in the PowerCon Station database immediately. There is no possibility
to undo single steps automatically up to the original settings. Before modifying an existing
configuration, the original configuration should be backed up on floppy.
The EDR system configuration covers the following tasks:
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Overview
System settings
Time/Day
Day type
Calendar
Display
Alarm
Action
Camera
Motion
Print and export record
For documentation purpose, a record of the chosen settings can be printed or exported to
file. Both the printout and the export function can be carried out from each register and are
always effected in the same way.
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Move the mouse to a table and click the right mouse key to open a context menu.
Select Preview… from the context menu to see a printout preview. Click the printer
symbol on top of the screen to start the printout or click Close to close the preview.
To start the printout immediately, select Print… from the context menu.
Select Export… from the context menu to open a dialogue for the export file choice.
Select the export file’s directory and file name and select the file type from the list
(*.csv or *.xml).
To save the configuration settings in the selected file, click Save.
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Technical data
PowerCon Station
Operating system
Windows XP embedded
Interfaces
1 x network RJ45
1 x ISDN
4 x USB 2.0
1 x RS-232
1 x parallel
1 x speaker output
1 x PS/2 mouse
1 x PS/2 keyboard
Internal drives
1 x IDE CD-RW
1 x floppy drive 3.5”
Casing
Metal black
Front silver plastic
Dimensions
330 (W) x 90 (H) x 420 (D)
Power source
100~127 v AC
200~240 V AC
47~63 Hz
Power consumption
150 W max.
Accessories
EPS-3000 HDD Player kit 1
External hard disk reader for evaluation of EDR-1600 and EDR-400 hard disks via
PowerCon Station USB connection
EPS-3000 HDD Player kit 2
External hard disk reader for evaluation of EDA-800 hard disks via PowerCon Station USB
connection
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