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User’s Manual
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Caution and Preventive Tips
• • • • • Handle with care, do not drop the unit. Mount the unit in an equipment rack or place it on a solid, stable surface. Indoor use only. Do not place the unit in a humid, dusty, oily, or smoky site. Do not place it in an area with poor ventilation or in an area close to fire or other sources of heat. Doing so may damage the unit as well as cause fire or an electric shock. When cleaning is necessary, shut down the system and unplug the unit from the outlet before uncovering the top cover. Do not use liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners. Use only a damp cloth for cleaning. • Always shut down the system prior connecting or disconnecting accessories, with the exception of USB devices.

This symbol intends to alert the user to the presence of important operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in the literature accompanying the appliance. This symbol intends to alert the user to the presence of unprotected “Dangerous Voltage” within the product’s enclosure that may be strong enough to cause a risk of electric shock.

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warranty service. Mains grounding must be reliable and uncompromised by any connections. Rack Mounting Consult with the supplier or manufacturer of your equipment rack for the proper hardware and procedure of mounting this product in a safe fashion. Make sure that units are installed to get enough airflow for safe operation. if necessary. Retain this manual with the original bill of sale for future reference and. Avoid uneven loading or mechanical instability when rack-mounting units. DO NOT INSTALL OR OPERATE THIS PRODUCT. The maximum temperature for rack-mounted units is 40 °C. please read and observe all instructions and warnings in this manual. Contact your dealer for assistance. 3 . When unpacking your unit. Check product label for power supply requirements to assure that no overloading of supply circuits or over current protection occurs. If any item is missing. or if damage is evident.DVR User’s Manual Important Information Before proceeding. check for missing or damaged items.

......................................2 Selecting Video Format.................................................................................................................................1 Front Panel Introduction ................... 11 3............................5 Status ...............19 3......................................6........1 IP Camera Information ......................8 2.....................................................6.......... 11 3......1...........................................................2 Digital Zoom ..............6 Record Schedule / Quality Setting ......27 4......................................4 Record Event Video Only .................21 3........9 3...............................................................................8 2...................7 2......... 11 3.. System Setup.....................................................................5..............................3 Device Setup ...................................3 Per Camera Configuration...............23 3......12 3...........18 3....................................................22 3.........................2 Daylight Saving Time..........................................................6..........20 3........................................27 4................9 Purge Data ...............6......................................................................................................................................................................................27 4.............................3 Viewing Live Cameras..................2.........................4...................1 Position the Unit........2 Preset Record Configuration .......4 Rear Panel Connections....................................4 Activated ......................6...............................................................1.......................................1....................................................5...................................................17 3...................................5 ezRecord Setup.....5...........................26 3..........................................16 3....................................................8 2......1....................1 Viewing Modes .........1...........................................................................1 User Management....................................................................................................................19 3................6............................1 LED Definition . Basic Operation ..........................28 4..........................2 Connection Setup..................25 3...............................................23 3.............................................................3 Connecting Devices to the Unit.............................................DVR User’s Manual Table of Content 1................15 3..........................4 System Date / Time Setting ...............................................5.............................6...........................28 4 ...............................2 Function Keys..........................................................22 3....................1 Schedule Setup ...........................8 2.......................................6..........................................21 3.....................................................................................................................24 3.................................................1 Set Date / Time..............28 Freeze Live Image...................14 3...........................................6 Data Lifetime ...........................................................................................................................................26 4.6.......17 3...............25 3................................3 Power Up / Down the Unit ...............5............................................1 Viewing Live / Playback Video ..................... Overview ..............8 Audio Recording...7 Circular Recording..................... General System Setup ................................2 Entering OSD Setup Menu ............................................21 3.........................24 3..........................5 IP Camera Setting ............................4..............

.......................................47 5............................4.................................................41 5...................................................................................................2 Install Remote Monitoring Software............39 4....................................................................................1 Record Video Instantly .................. Remote Monitoring Software....................48 5..........................................................2...5.................................2 Playback Instant Recorded Video .................................49 5..................2......30 4..49 5..35 4......................DVR User’s Manual 4..........................1 Changing Internet Settings ......................3 Playback Video........41 5.......................................6 Calling Preset Points .........2.........................................................................................2 Playback Local *.................................................................................29 Pause Playback and Single Step Forward .......46 5....2 Dome Protocol Setup ...............................................................50 5 ...............1 Login / Logout .2..............................4 Verify Digital Signature ...............................4...............................................48 5...........2 Getting Start of Installation...1.......1 Select Display Mode ......................................3.....................................................38 4...............1 Playback Remote Video.......5 Search from Event List .40 5..........35 Dome Control.......45 5.3.........................................................................30 Searching Recorded Video .....5......2 Searching by Event ....1 Searching by Time.............2....................................................2 Operate Cameras with Dome Control ..40 5.....1................2 Software Upgrades .........................................33 4...4.......50 5....................................................................................................3...................45 5.................................................1 View Live Video ...........................................................4 5........2 Export Normal Video .3.......drv Files ......................36 4.................34 4............43 5..........36 4.................................................32 Video Export .............................2............3.3 Export Event Video.........................5..3 Basic Operation for Remote Monitor................3.......................................44 5.1 Dome Connection.....3...................2 Sequence with Call Monitor.....................5........................5 Setting Preset Points .......................................2........................1.............2 4.....................................................3 Playback Controls .................................................4 Dome Controlling Keys...................5......3 4.......................................................................33 4......................................29 Sequence Setup ...2.....3..................3.............4 4..................3....................................1 Remote Monitoring System Requirements ..................................................................3..............................30 4.........5..2..31 4.....................................................35 4............3 RS485 Setup ..................47 5............2 Instant Recording ...........................47 5...........46 5.28 Key Usage in Playback .............2..............................1 ezBurn Introduction ....................45 5...........................1 Sequence with Main Monitor ........................3...................3............3....................5 Viewing Recorded Video .................................................................................................................................................................3...............3...........3......31 4........................37 4....

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Take a Snapshot...................................................................................50 Remote Monitoring Software Trouble Shooting Guide .........................51

Appendix A: Technical Specifications ...........................................................................52 Appendix B: Connect UTP Camera ................................................................................54 Appendix C: Connect Analog Camera via UTP Converter ...........................................56 Appendix D: Recommended HDDs ................................................................................57 Appendix E: IP Camera Installation................................................................................58 Appendix F: Remote Controller......................................................................................62 Appendix G: Setting up a DVR behind a Router ...........................................................64

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Overview
The Versatile H.264 DVR is an integrated digital video recorder that combines the features of a time-lapse audio / video recorder, a multiplexer, and a video server to create a single security solution. Its outstanding triplex operation enables users to view live video, search and playback any recorded video by date/time or event, and remotely monitor the unit via internet on PC, MEANWHILE the recording of the DVR unit is ongoing simultaneously. The Versatile H.264 DVR is enhanced to provide Dual-Codec including H.264 and MJPEG compression mode. Moreover, its distinctive hybrid solution supports the coexistence of network compatible IP devices and convenient analog connections. In addition to these sophisticated functions, another marvelous implementation is the brand-new experience of Graphical User Interface (GUI) that optimizes the monitoring controls of the unit. The Versatile H.264 DVR is pre-installed with remote viewing and configuration software, which is a Web-browser plug-in allowing users to view live or recorded video images, and enables remote configuration. The remote software is stored in the Versatile H.264 DVR and deployed over a LAN, WAN or Internet connection to remote Windows-based computers. This simplifies the installation and maintenance of the software components so all remote users are using the same software coming from the unit.

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System Setup
The notices and introduction on system installation will be described particularly in this chapter. Please follow the description to operate the unit. In order to prevent the unit from data loss and system damage that caused by a sudden power fluctuation, use of an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) is highly recommended

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Position the Unit
First, note to position / mount the DVR in a proper place and be sure to power off the unit before making any connections. The placed location should avoid hindering or blocking the unit from airflow. Enough airflow is needed to protect the unit from overheating. The maximum allowable temperature of operating environment is 40°C. The unit utilizes heat-conducting techniques to transfer internal heat to the case, especially to the bottom side of the unit. NOTE: Be sure the rubber feet are not removed, and always leave a space for air ventilation on the unit’s bottom side.

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Selecting Video Format
The DVR is designed to operate under either NTSC or PAL video formats. The switch is on the rear panel.

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Connecting Devices to the Unit
This section lists some important notices that should be read before making any connection to the DVR. Connecting Required Devices Before powering up the unit, cameras and a main monitor should be connected to the unit for basic operation. If needed, connect a call monitor for displaying full screen video of all installed cameras in sequence.

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Alarm I/O & RS485 & Audio In Terminal block connectors are provided to offer users the flexibility to connect the DVR to Alarm I/O. Video Input A group of BNC connectors is offered for video input streams from installed cameras. The main monitor displays live image and playback recorded video in either full-screen or split-window format. The BNC call monitor connector allows users to connect the DVR with an optional call monitor. The number of connectors is equal to the number of channels. Main Monitor (BNC/ VGA) BNC and VGA output connectors are offered for connecting to a main monitor. Refer to Setup Guide for detailed pin definitions. Call Monitor The call monitor is used to display full screen video of all installed cameras in sequence. The reason is because the DVR can recognize the external devices only after the power-up process is done completely. VGA output connector is optional. and Audio In devices. The definition of pins varies for different models. RS-485. The following figure shows the connectors by name. 9 . such as USB ThumbDrive® or any USB devices.4 Rear Panel Connections There are various connectors on the rear panel for the DVR installations. and followed by the detailed description of each connector. make sure those devices are connected only after the unit is powered up. 2.DVR User’s Manual Connecting Short-term Device If any short-term devices shall be installed to the DVR as parts of the unit system. etc.

Please connect the power adapter shipped with the unit. “Main” will output audio from the main monitor. whereas “Call” will output audio form the call monitor.DVR User’s Manual LAN Connector (RJ-45) The DVR is capable of networking. For UTP installation information.0 ports (2 at rear + 1 at front) to allow users to connect external USB devices to the unit. USB Connector (x3) There are three USB 2.g. UTP cable is one of the most common medium in the telecommunication industry. amplified speakers). UTP Input (Optional) The UTP Input offers additional connectivity using the Unshielded Twisted Pair wiring. Once the unit is connected to the LAN network. Power Jack The DVR has a free voltage DC power connection jack. NOTE: UTP cable transmits Video and Power signals to cameras. users can remotely access the unit through the remote software on a PC. please refer to Appendix B and Appendix C. such as a USB ThumbDrive® or a USB mouse. 10 . Audio Out – Main & Call Main & Call Audio Out RCA connectors are provided for connecting the DVR to audio output devices (e.

1 LED Definition The LEDs on the front panel of the DVR are described as follows. the icon will show “N”.1 Front Panel Introduction The front panel controls enable users to control the unit and preset the programmable functions. some general configuration should be setup first. either in full screen mode or in multiple channel mode. Under logout condition. Freeze mode and Sequence mode. Alarm LED The LED lights up when an alarm is triggered. Ch4 N ►*1 2008/06/09 PM04:31:22 3. Network LED The LED lights up when the DVR is connected to a network and blinks when the data is being transferred. including Call mode. 11 . will be displayed on the bottom-left corner of the screen. The current operating mode. Title of the channel will be displayed on the top-left corner of the window.DVR User’s Manual 3. The date/ time information will be display on the bottom-right corner of the screen. Power LED The LED lights up when the correct power is connected to the unit.1. 3. General System Setup Before operating the DVR. Playback mode. REC LED The LED blinks while the DVR is recording. The following subsections will introduce function keys on the front panel and general configuration of the DVR. Dome Control mode. The regular displayed OSD information and its displayed positions are shown as following figure. On the upper-right corner will show the authority level of login account.

on the front panel of the DVR. and press key 10 to input number 0.1. • In the OSD setup menu.2 Function Keys This section describes the functional keys. NOTE: Please go to the <System Setup> <User Management> menu to enable or disable the password protection. ENTER / ZOOM • In OSD setup menu or selection interface. enter proper username and password to gain access of the functions of these keys. CHANNEL • In both Live and Playback modes. To change the value in the selected field. Once users lock up the function of these keys. The number of the CHANNEL keys corresponds to the number of cameras supported by the unit. including PLAY. press this key to make the selection or save settings. • In Dome Control mode. • If the password protection has been enabled. • In live full screen view mode. SEARCH. press UP/ DOWN. press ESC for five seconds to lock up the function of certain keys. press this key to view a 2× zoom image. • In OSD virtual keyboard. these keys function as Direction keys.DVR User’s Manual 3. 12 . press it again to exit Zoom mode. Please refer to the Setup Guide for the graphical illustration of functional keys. ESC • Press to cancel or exit from certain mode or OSD setup menu without changing the settings made previously. which are for normal operation. MENU. press keys 1~9 to input number 1~9. the key “2” is used to hide or display the dome camera setting parameters. the LEFT/ RIGHT keys are used to move the cursor to previous or next fields. Direction Keys • In Zoom mode. and DOME. the key “1” is used to access the Set/Go preset menu. press the CHANNEL key to view the corresponding video in full screen.

FREEZE • Press FREEZE while viewing live image. press this key to input a period mark “. DOME • Press the key to enter dome control mode. and 16-window (4x4). 4-window (2×2). press CALL in association with ENTER to enter the OSD setup menu of the dome camera.”. Please refer to Section Dome Control for detailed controlling operation. the live video will be frozen. 13 . 9-window (3x3). CALL • In Live mode. • In OSD virtual keyboard. press this button to enter call monitor control mode. • In Dome Control mode. Refer to Section Video Export for detailed information. Press LEFT / RIGHT to move the recorded video reverse / forward by single step.DVR User’s Manual COPY In Playback mode. Press FREEZE again to return to live mode. SEQ (Sequence) Press to start automatic sequence display of video from all installed cameras. the playback video will be paused. There are four available view modes: full screen. PLAY Press this key to switch between live image and playback video. press COPY to select the start and end time of the export video. NOTE: The video of latest 5 ~ 10 minutes cannot be played back because the video is still saved in the buffer. Press FREEZE again to continue playing video. • Press FREEZE while playing the recorded video. Refer to Section View Modes for detailed information. MENU Press this key to enter the OSD setup menu. • In OSD virtual keyboard. The date / time information shown on the monitor will continue updating. press this key to go backspace. MODE Press repeatedly to select for wanted main monitor display format.

setting up the DVR can be easy as operating on a PC. When an account is logged in. Press MENU and input a valid username. while “user” can be inputted via pressing the hot key SEARCH. its authority level number (1~8) will be shown. 3. Input Username A N a n 0 # B O b o 1 − C D E P Q R c d e p q r 2 3 4 _ . L Y l y ! M Z m z @ Delete The next step is to enter a corresponding password.2 Entering OSD Setup Menu The configuration of the DVR can be customized by entering the intuitive Graphical User Interface (GUI) OSD setup menu. Under logout condition. and the password “4321” is for “user”. Move to <OK> and press ENTER to proceed. the icon will show “N”. There are two preset accounts: “admin” and “user”. Collaborating with a USB mouse. “ ◄ ► Cancel F G H I S T U V f g h i s t u v 5 6 7 8 + = * Backspace OK J W j w 9 K X k x . The preset password for “admin” is “1234”. “admin” can be inputted via pressing the hot key MENU. An icon displayed at the upper-right corner of the screen will show the authority level of the account.DVR User’s Manual SEARCH In both Playback and Live mode. press SEARCH to enter the Search menu for searching and playing back recorded video by date and time or events. Password Verification _______ Press Channel Keys To Enter Password (4-8 Digits) Press ◄ Key To Delete NOTE: It is strongly suggested to change the preset password to prevent unauthorized access to the unit. 14 .

Sequence Setup. Record Setup. Database Setup. Account Setup Setup customized username. The authority level is ranked from level 1~8. select <Disable> to suspend the account.2. Alternatively. NOTE: The “Menu Access” cannot be set to <Disable>.1 User Management The DVR provides the option to create up to seven sets of usernames and passwords with customized authority. From the Main Menu. The functions include: Playback/Search. and authority level in this menu. There are two ways to logout: manually logout by pressing ESC key at Live mode. Camera Setup.DVR User’s Manual Before completely logout. The username is case sensitive. System Setup. select <System Setup> <User Management> and the menu is as the following: User Management Password Protection Account Setup Authority Setup Load Default Setting ON No Password Protection Select <ON> to request for username and password for accessing functions listed in Authority Setup menu. 3. excluding the preset “admin” account. Configuration. Dome Control. NOTE: The username and authority level of the preset “admin” account cannot be changed. and level 8 has highest authority. Export Data. select <Disable> to allow free access. or select <OFF> to allow free access. password. Alternatively. and Shutdown. and level 8 has highest authority. Authority Setup Setup the allowed authority level for accessing the functions listed in this menu. Event Setup. or auto logout when keys are not pressed for 5 minutes at Live/ Menu mode. Call Control. 15 . Menu Access. Monitor Setup. other functions can also be accessed without having to login again. Text Setup. The authority level is ranked from level 1~8.

please use the proper shut down and power up procedures to avoid damaging the DVR. which displays as follows. Select <Shutdown> in Main Menu and press ENTER to enter the Shutdown menu. Do not remove the power during shut down until the message “You can safely turn off DVR now!” displays. The color bar and system checking information will be shown on the monitor and then disappear when the unit has been completely powered up. Shutdown Power Off Reboot Execute Execute <Power Off> Select this item to shut down the unit.3 Power Up / Down the Unit If the DVR must be shutdown for any reason. The color bar and system checking information are displayed on the monitor until the unit is completely restarted. 16 . an error message will be displayed on the screen. To Power Up the Unit Simply plug in the power adapter that came with the package and the DVR will start to boot. <Reboot> Select this item to reboot the unit. To Restart / Shutdown the Unit Press MENU and input the username and password that has sufficient authority to access the OSD setup menu. 3. Load Default Setting Select <Yes> to load the default setting.DVR User’s Manual When the account does not have authority to access certain functions.

NOTE: If time settings have to be changed in any case. LEFT / RIGHT keys are used to move the cursor to previous or next field. and UP / DOWN are used to change the value in the selected field. 17 .DVR User’s Manual 3. ENTER is for selecting. then select <Date/Time> to access the Date/Time menu. the menu displays as follows. The date and time of previously recorded video will not be changed. select <System Setup> and press ENTER. it is strongly recommended to format the HDDs to avoid database corruption.4. Use the UP / DOWN keys to change the setting. Date / Time Display Users are allowed to set the time OSD displays in 1 or 2 rows.4 System Date / Time Setting Users can set the current date. In OSD setup menu. Date/Time Date Time Date/Time Display Date Display Mode Time Display Mode Date/Time Order Daylight Saving Time Setup 2008/02/21 PM10:39:26 1 Row Y/M/D 12 HR Date First 3.1 Set Date / Time Set Date / Time Select <Date> / <Time> and press ENTER to adjust the settings. NOTE: The new date / time setting applies to record new video. The login account should have authority to access the System Setup menu. time and other OSD parameters in Date/Time menu (under System Setup menu).

4. Use UP / DOWN keys to change the setting.2 Daylight Saving Time Daylight Saving Time The item is for people who live in certain regions to observe Daylight Saving Time. Select <ON> to enable. or <OFF> to disable the function. Date / Time Order The item is used to set the order of date / time display to <Date First> or <Time First>. There are three options to select from: <Y/M/D>. the DST Start / End time and DST Bias will be grayed out and cannot be accessed. “Y” represents “Year”. Time Display Mode Users can set the time format to <12 hour> or <24 hour>. “S” indicates summer time and “W” indicates wintertime. NOTE: If this function is enabled.DVR User’s Manual Date Display Mode This function allows users to set the OSD display type of the date. Move to the item and press ENTER. UP / DOWN to change the settings in the selected field. Use LEFT / RIGHT keys to move the cursor to the next or previous field. DST Start / End The items are used to program the daylight saving duration. The available options are in minutes. <M/D/Y> or <D/M/Y>. the option starts blinking. Use UP / DOWN keys to change the setting. 3. If the function is disabled. DST Bias The item allows users to set the amount of time to move forward from the standard time for daylight saving time. “M” represents “Month” and “D” represents “Day”. the date/time information will be shown on the screen with a DST icon when playing back recorded video or searching video in the event list. 18 . Use the UP / DOWN keys to change the format.

for example CH16 for 16ch models. for example 192.X NH Series No NOTE: If the IP camera is already activated.X.5 IP Camera Setting The distinctive hybrid solution of the DVR enables users to connect IP camera(s) while others are analog cameras. The supported channels of IP cameras will be from the largest numbers.168.1. Hostname/IP Access this item to enter the hostname or IP address of the IP camera. To configure setting of an IP camera.5. Model Access this item to select the model of the connected IP camera.1 IP Camera Information IP Camera Title Access this item to enter the name of the IP camera to be shown on the monitor. 19 . 3.DVR User’s Manual 3. menu items 3 to 5 will be grayed out and cannot be accessed. First enter the OSD setup menu with a proper account and access <System Setup> <IP Camera Support> to select the number of IP cameras to be connected. IP Camera IP Camera Select IP Camera Title Hostname/IP Model Connection Setup Device Setup Activated Status CH16 CH16 X.X.123. NOTE: The DVR must be rebooted in order to apply the change of IP Camera Support option. The menu will be shown as follows. access <Camera Setup> and select the channel with the largest number.

Streaming Port Access this item to enter the streaming port. 20 . The option includes <RTP+RTSP>. and <HTTP>. Alternatively.2 Connection Setup Enter <Connection Setup> to configure the connection and data transmission setting of the connected IP Camera.DVR User’s Manual 3. <MPEG4>. for transmitting video and related commands. of the IP camera. <H264> or <MJPEG>. <RTP/RTSP/HTTP>. Management Port Access this item to enter the default port of the IP camera. Connection Setup Account Password Management Port Streaming Format Advance Streaming Option Streaming Port Streaming Protocol IP Dome Protocol **** **** 80 MPEG4 OFF 554 RTP+RTSP None Account / Password Access these two items to enter a valid account name and password of the connected IP camera.5. <RTP/RTSP>. NOTE: Please contact manufacturer of the IP camera for assistance if the IP camera’s Management Port / Streaming Port / Streaming Format / Streaming Protocol are unknown. Streaming Protocol Access this item to select the streaming protocol of the IP camera. of the IP camera. select <ON> to manually set the Streaming Port and Streaming Protocol. Streaming Format Access this item to select the streaming format. Advance Streaming Option Select <OFF> and the Streaming Port and Streaming Protocol will be set automatically according to the camera model selected. The menu will be shown as below.

etc.5. 3. 3. The menu will be shown as below.5 Status After the connection to the IP camera is activated. menu items <Hostname/IP>.00 20 KB/Sec 0. Status Model Streaming Format Resolution PPS Bandwidth Pkg. 3. Set the item <Apply> to <Yes> to apply the changes. please refer to Appendix E: IP Camera Installation. 21 . and <Connection Setup> will be grayed out and cannot be accessed.3 Device Setup Enter <Device Setup> to configure the basic settings of the IP camera. lost rate **** MPEG4 640*480 15.DVR User’s Manual IP Dome Protocol If the connected device is an IP Dome Camera.1% The information shown on the monitor is “read only”. users can check the connection status. <Model>.4 Activated Access this item and select <Yes> to activate the connection to the IP camera. The basic settings include the IP camera’s product name. image adjustment. NOTE: The administrator account and password of the IP camera should be entered in order to change the basic settings.5. NOTE: The <Device Setup> menu may have fewer or more menu items according to different IP camera models. select <No>. NOTE: Once the connection to the IP camera is activated. NOTE: For an example of step-by-step IP camera setup.5. image quality. To deactivate the connection. then select an appropriate IP Dome Protocol from the provided options.

Schedule Setup Day Time Start Day Time End Night Time Start Night Time End Weekend Schedule Weekend Start Weekend End 06:00 06:00 06:00 06:00 ON Fri 18:00 Mon 06:00 AM PM PM AM • Make appropriate changes of the start time of Day and Night Time using Direction keys. recording schedules. the following menu is displayed. select <ON> to enable the Weekend Schedule in advance and then set the Weekend Start/End time. • Press ENTER to confirm the settings or ESC to cancel. and other recording parameters. Select <Schedule Setup> from the Record Setup menu and press ENTER. 22 .1 Schedule Setup The Schedule Setup is used to set the day and night time.6. In the Main menu. • If a weekend record is required. Record Setup Record Mode Setup Schedule Setup Preset Config Per Camera Config ezRecord Setup Data Lifetime Circular Recording Audio Recording Purge Data Best Quality 0 Days ON ON 3. Login with a proper account to access Record Setup menu. • Press ESC to return to previous page. the following menu is displayed. or weekend recording schedule.6 Record Schedule / Quality Setting The Record Setup menu allows users to set recording quality.DVR User’s Manual 3. move the cursor to <Record Setup> and press ENTER.

since a smart event scheduler will handle the total PPS with a correct weighting. Press ESC to return to Record Setup menu.2 Preset Record Configuration The <Preset Config> is used to select the preset recording quality and frame rate. Press ENTER to confirm the settings or ESC to abort. Change the value using UP / DOWN keys.5 Mid 30 Best Both • First select a Camera for setting its record configuration. Please note that the total normal PPS for all channels cannot exceed 60 NTSC (720×240@60PPS) / 50 PAL (720×288@50PPS). 23 . it is strongly recommended to set the preset configuration as <Best Quality>. Half-D1 mode (NTSC: 720x240@60PPS.3 Per Camera Configuration This function is used to set the Day / Night / Weekend PPS (Picture per Second) and Quality for each channel. PAL: 720x288@50PPS) Normal PPS Normal Size Event PPS Event Size 3. Below table shows the PPS and picture size under <Best Quality> in Half-D1 mode. The Preset Configuration must be set to <OFF> for accessing these schedules. To increase one channel’s PPS.5 Mid 30 Best Both CH1 Weekend 7. Please refer to OSD Setup Manual. Section Preset Record Configuration for more detailed information.125 PAL) (12.6. Event PPS is not restricted to this rule. others’ may have to be reduced first. The image and recording settings from the selected camera will be displayed on the screen. In normal circumstances.DVR User’s Manual 3.5 Mid 30 Best Both Night 7. Per Camera Config Cameral Select Normal PPS Normal Size Event Max PPS Event Size Event Active Day 7. • • • • Move the cursor using Direction keys and press ENTER to select an item.75 NTSC 15 NTSC 10 KB / Pic 10 KB / Pic (3.5 PAL) 3. The menu is displayed as below (Record Mode: 720×240@60PPS in NTSC / 720×288@50PPS in PAL).6.

In other words. 3. use UP/DOWN to select <Yes> as to enable daytime recording. Move to <Daytime Record> and press ENTER.5 ezRecord Setup This item aims to ease the complicated record settings. • In the OSD setup menu. If yes. the larger the size of the HDD installed. or select <No> to disable. Repeat the same procedures through the 3rd and 4th item. then press UP/DOWN to choose an option. Select <ezRecord Setup> from <Record Setup> and press ENTER. Move the cursor to the item <Preset Config>.5 Best Follow these steps to Setup ezRecord: • Select <How Many Days To Record> and press ENTER.DVR User’s Manual 3.6. Section Preset Record Configuration for further information. and select <Event only>. This item will determine whether the DVR will record during daytime. The maximum of days depends of the size of the installed HDD(s). Note that the item can be reached only when <ezRecord> is selected as the option for <Preset Config>. the more days the unit can record.6. follow the steps below: • Enter the OSD setup menu with a proper account. • • 24 . respectively. Refer to OSD Setup Manual. and to make the setup much easier. Note that <Weekend Record> will be inaccessible if <Weekend Schedule> in <Schedule Setup> is set to <No>. The average normal PPS & Quality will be adjusted automatically.4 Record Event Video Only If the DVR shall start recording only when alarms are triggered. select <Record Setup> menu. the sub-menu appears as below figure: ezRecord Setup How Many Days To Record Daytime Record Night Record Weekend Record Record Info Average Normal PPS Average Normal Quality 2 Days Yes Yes Yes 7.

Press ENTER to select this item in Record Setup menu. the internal buzzer will start beeping and a message will be shown on the screen informing users that the disk is full. the DVR will stores new video into the HDD spaces while overwrite the oldest recorded video. The <How Many Days To Record> will be computed automatically. or select <0> to disable the function. then press UP/DOWN to make a choice. then select <ON> / <OFF> using UP / DOWN keys. From the Record Setup menu. the <ezRecord Setup> should be reset. NOTE: The current number of connected cameras will affect the recording quality automatically calculated through the <ezRecord Setup>. if linear mode is selected. Only those video recorded within Data Lifetime can be displayed on the screen and played back. Select <Average Normal Quality> and press ENTER. NOTE: To play back a video exceeding the data lifetime. move the cursor to <Circular Recording> and press ENTER. please extend the duration until the recording data / time of the video is included.6. and then use UP / DOWN keys to set the data lifetime. Alternatively. If circular mode is selected.7 Circular Recording Users can choose to record video in circular mode or in linear mode. 3. In the meantime.6.DVR User’s Manual • Select <Average Normal PPS> and press ENTER. once the number of connected cameras is changed. • 3. The value ranges from <1> to <365> days. The video exceeded Data Lifetime will be hidden and cannot be retrieved for playback. then press UP/DOWN to make a choice. 25 . The <How Many Days To Record> will be computed automatically. Therefore. the DVR will stop recording when the HDD is full.6 Data Lifetime Data Lifetime indicates the duration that a video is saved and recallable in the HDD.

ENTER to select the item and UP / DOWN to adjust the value. When no audio source device is connected.6. Purge Event Before The item is used to delete event video before a specific date. In Record Setup menu.6. Use LEFT / RIGHT keys to move the cursor to next or previous field.DVR User’s Manual 3. it will be automatically set to <ON>. 3. move the cursor to <Purge Data> and press ENTER. audio input is recorded and saved with the video. the Purge Data menu is displayed. Purge Data Purge All Data Purge All Event Data Purge Event Before Start to Purge No No 2008/01/01 No Purge All Data The item is used to delete all recorded video from the database.9 Purge Data This item is used to delete the Normal or Event recording video. and start the deletion by setting <Start to Purge> to <Yes>. Start to Purge After the video or data to be deleted are selected.8 Audio Recording When an audio source device is connected. Set this item to <Yes using UP / DOWN keys. Purge All Event Data The item is used to delete all event video from database(s). 26 . Using UP / DOWN keys to select <Yes> and start the deletion by setting <Start to Purge> to <Yes>. set this item to <Yes> to start the deletion or choose <No> to cancel. it will be automatically set to <OFF>.

Viewing in Multi-window Various multi-window view formats are offered for selection. whereas 4x4 viewing mode is only available in 16-ch models. 27 . Viewing in Full Screen Press any CHANNEL key directly to view the corresponding camera image in full screen format.1 Viewing Modes The DVR provides users versatile ways of viewing both live and recorded video. The following sections introduce the general operations of the unit. Following presents these view formats.1. The available view formats are illustrated as the following figure. To switch between available viewing formats. Basic Operation The DVR allows users to access some general operations through the front panel easily. 4. press MODE repeatedly. NOTE: 3x3 viewing mode is only available in 8-ch and 16-ch models.1 Viewing Live / Playback Video The general functions in live and playback mode are described in the following sections. 4.DVR User’s Manual 4.

4. • To view a specific area in 2× zoomed screen.1. 2×2.2 Digital Zoom Users are able to view a 2× full screen in live mode.4 Viewing Recorded Video To view recorded video. • Press ENTER to view 2× zoomed screen of the selected camera. users can press PLAY key directly. follow the steps. including full-screen. The general operation under live mode is described as follows. Freeze Live Image Press FREEZE while viewing live image.DVR User’s Manual 4. press SEQ key to switch on “deflicker function” to avoid gleaming of images.3 Viewing Live Cameras Users are allowed to view live camera in versatile viewing modes. Refer to section Searching Recorded Video for further information. the unit will playback from the very beginning of the record. 3x3 and 4×4. The Forward or Reverse speed indicator will be shown on the bottom-left of the screen in the playback mode. After pressing the PLAY key. the unit starts to continue playing back the recorded video from the suspended point of record. Press FREEZE to pause the live image.1. To view the 2× full screen. Alternatively. press FREEZE again to resume the live camera view. If it is the first time to use the PLAY key. • Press any CHANNEL key to view the corresponding camera in full screen. the image pauses but the date / time information does not. NOTE: When playing back videos with mass motion recorded in D1 mode (resolution=720x480).1. 4. 28 . • Either press ENTER again or ESC to leave the Zoom mode. users can select records from the Search menu to play specific video. Press SEQ again to switch “deflicker off” and the image will return to real D1 resolution. use Direction keys to pan / tilt the zoomed screen. and the system clock continues running.

8×. follow these steps. LEFT (Reverse Playback) The key is used to reverse the recorded video while the unit is playing back. When the recorded video is paused.DVR User’s Manual The general operations in playback mode are described as follows. 4×. 8×. 29 . • Press FREEZE to pause the current playback image. Following is the key usage found in playback mode. • Press any CHANNEL key to view the corresponding camera in full screen. RIGHT (Forward Playback) The key is used to play the recorded video fast forward. or 32×. respectively. press LEFT / RIGHT to resume playback video single step reverse / forward. exit current mode. or stop playing back video and return to live mode. FREEZE Press FREEZE to pause the playback video. PLAY Press it to start playing back video. Press and hold RIGHT / LEFT keys to repeatedly reverse / forward the video single step. Press the key repeatedly to increase the speed of reverse playback by 1×. Pause Playback and Single Step Forward To pause and resume recorded video. Key Usage in Playback The key usage is slightly different in playback mode. 2×. • Press RIGHT / LEFT Direction keys to move the video single step reverse / forward. 16×. Press the key repeatedly to increase the speed of forward playback by 1×. 2×. 16×. or 32×. • Press FREEZE again to resume the playback operation. 4×. Press FREEZE again to continue playing video.

Follow the steps to control the call monitor. Section Sequence Setup. 30 . Press 1-16 Key To Select Channel Press SEQ To Enable Sequence Call Mode • Press CHANNEL key to display the associated camera on call monitor. • Alternatively. 4. To program the call monitor sequence. Select certain view format and press SEQ to toggle the automatic sequence. Sequence function can avoid manual backtracking and provides more flexibility while monitoring surveillance.2 Sequence Setup This section introduces the way to view sequence mode with both Main Monitor and Call Monitor. 4-camera: 9-camera: (for 16ch models only) 4. see OSD Menu Setup Guide. Two viewing modes can be displayed on call monitor: Sequence display and Single camera display. press SEQ repeatedly to display the sequence of cameras previously programmed in Call Monitor Schedule menu. press ESC to stop sequencing.1 Sequence with Main Monitor Automatic sequence function can be observed in any view mode.2.DVR User’s Manual 4. The message “Call Mode” will be shown on the bottom-left of the screen. if connected. The figure below displays the 4-camera and 9-camera sequencing view modes.2. • Press the CALL key on the front panel to enter call monitor control mode. • Press ESC to return the front panel to Main monitor control mode.2 Sequence with Call Monitor Users are allowed to use the front panel of the DVR to control a call monitor display without having to access the Main menu.

“S” indicates summer time and “W” indicates winter time. Adjust the date and time values by UP / DOWN keys. NOTE: If there is no available recorded video that matches the specified time and date.DVR User’s Manual 4. users can search for event video by channel as well. In live or playback mode.3 Searching Recorded Video The DVR is capable of searching and playing back recorded video by date and time or events. the DVR will search for matched video and start to playback the video.1 Searching by Time Follow the steps to search video by date and time.3. NOTE: The date/time information will be shown on the screen with a DST icon if the Daylight Saving Time function is enabled. Search ----------------------------Search By Time---------------------------From: 2008/01/01 00:00:00 End: 2008/05/01 00:00:00 Select: 2008/01/01 00:00:00 Begin Playback ----------------------------Search By Event---------------------------Select Channel: CH1 CH2 CH3 CH4 Event List 4. • Use Direction keys to move the cursor for setting the start time. • Move the cursor to “From Time” and press ENTER will start playing recorded video from the specified “From Time”. which is shown as follows. • Either press PLAY again or ESC to return to live video. • Press ENTER to confirm the settings or ESC to abort. Alternatively. • Move the cursor to “End Time” and press ENTER will start playing recorded video from the specified “End Time”. 31 . • Press SEARCH key to enter the Search menu. • Move the cursor to <Begin Playback> and press ENTER to start playing back the selected video. the unit starts playback from the next available video. Enter the specific date and time of the wanted video. press SEARCH to enter the Search menu.

• Press ENTER to play back the selected event record. 2 5 3 1 1 7 6 4 2 8 2 Type Motion Alarm Alarm Motion Alarm Motion Motion Alarm Motion Motion Alarm The list displays events by date.DVR User’s Manual 4. use LEFT / RIGHT to move the cursor and press ENTER to select or de-select a channel. • Press PLAY to return to live mode. Follow these steps to search event video through Event List: • Press SEARCH to enter the Search menu. press ESC. • To exit the event list.3. The latest recorded event video will be listed on the top. • Press and hold UP / DOWN to scroll through the Event List. others are displayed. • To search event video that has been recorded on a specific camera. 32 .2 Searching by Event “Event List” allows users to search wanted video by event. time. Follow the steps to playback video from Event List. The Event List displays. triggered camera and alarm type. As some events are deleted. The Event List is displayed as below figure: Event List First Page Date 2008/03/17 2008/03/17 2008/03/16 2008/03/15 2008/03/12 2008/03/12 2008/03/11 2008/03/10 2008/03/08 2008/03/08 2008/03/08 Time 11:26:50 09:53:03 16:14:42 03:45:31 22:27:56 10:09:29 12:18:20 05:16:00 17:11:37 16:29:10 03:22:17 Ch. • Move the cursor to <Event List> and press ENTER to list the event video of the selected channels.

DVR User’s Manual 4.drv file. make sure the device is connected to the DVR unit and the port has been set appropriately for video export.drv file format. without needing to enter the OSD setup menu. the exporting process may take about 10 minutes to 1 hour. According to the size of video. 33 . NOTE: The file exported using ezBurn will be in .4 Video Export The unit allows users to export wanted video to the built-in DVD+RW or an external device. The entire exporting process will be done through the front panel. The ezBurn exporting process is illustrated as below figure: The entire process is described step by step in the following sections.4. ezBurn function provides users the easier way to export desired video with built-in DVD+RW or to an external device.1 ezBurn Introduction Built with the ezBurn technology. TWO keys (SEARCH and COPY) and THREE touches are all what’s needed for completing the export. and the exported video will be saved as *. That means the video will be exported to the external device instead of the built-in DVD+RW. If the video is to be exported to an external device. 4. the device has priority over the built-in DVD+RW. and it can only be played using the remote player software. such as an USB ThumbDrive®. NOTE: Once an external device is connected to the DVR unit. such as a USB ThumbDrive.

4.DVR User’s Manual 4. The information shown on the window is “read only”. ezBurn confirmation Selected Device: Built-in DVD+RW All data on the disc will be erased. Note if the screen is showing in multiple channel mode. or. Then the “ezBurn” window will display as below figure. Exported Required Size = 11 MB Real Export Range: From: 2008/06/07 AM10:41:13 To: 2008/06/07 AM10:41:21 Enter: YES ESC: NO • Press ENTER to start the export. then a warning message will be shown on the screen. The playback continues. or the export will not work. play the video and press COPY once to mark the starting point of the export video. Please install the target device/media to the DVR.2 Export Normal Video To Export normal video to external device. • Press COPY again to mark the ending point of the export video. please make sure there is no window displaying in Live mode. Enter: Retry ESC: Exit 34 . as below figure: No exportable device detected. press ESC to abort. follow these step: • Press SEARCH and play wanted normal video by entering date and time. • If there is no any exportable device connected to the DVR unit. • After entering playback mode.

The information shown is “read only”. refer to Section Searching Recorded Video. 4. D. To enter Dome Control mode. press ESC or DOME.terminals on the dome camera to the D+. • See Setup Guide for RS-485 port pin definition. CALL + RIGHT/LEFT to change value or to move left/right. and CALL + ENTER to select or enter submenu. 35 . The “ezBurn” window will display as below figure. press the DOME key and press channel key 2 to display the hint screen.5 Dome Control The DVR allows users to control a dome camera by the front panel. a warning message will be shown on the screen • Press ENTER to start the export the whole event video to the connected device. ezBurn confirmation Selected Device: Built-in-DVD+RW All data on the disc will be erased.DVR User’s Manual 4. users can press CHANNEL key to display the desired dome camera in full screen.3 Export Event Video To export event video. press CALL + ENTER to open the OSD setup menu of the dome camera. To play event video. follow these steps: • Press SEARCH and play wanted event video. In dome control mode. press COPY. To traverse the menu. 4. In Live mode. Refer to the connection figure illustrated in Setup Guide. or.1 Dome Connection Follow the steps to install dome camera.5. Exported Required Size = 11 MB Export Event Info: Data Time Ch 2008/06/07 AM10:42:35 13 Enter: YES ESC: NO Type Motion • If there is no any exportable device connected to the DVR unit. • After entering the playback mode. To exit the Dome Control mode and return to live mode.terminals on the RS-485 port by RS-485 cable respectively. R. press ESC to abort. • Connect the R+. press CALL + UP/DOWN keys to move up/down.4.

4. Select <System Setup> in Main menu. RS485 Setup Unit ID Baud Rate Bits Stop Parity 224 9600 8 1 None 36 . From the Main menu.DVR User’s Manual 4. The RS-485 parameters of the DVR must be set to the same as the parameters set in dome camera. select a camera first and set the communications protocol associated with dome camera using the Direction keys and ENTER. Analog Camera Analog Camera Select Dome Protocol Dome ID Camera Title Covert Brightness Contrast Saturation Hue Audio Association CH1 None 0 No 0 0 0 0 Yes To configure dome protocol. The following menu is displayed. Users are allowed to change the RS-485 settings of the DVR.3 RS485 Setup The DVR controls the dome cameras via RS-485 communication protocol. NOTE: The settings become effective after saving the changes and exiting from the menu. The following menu is displayed. select <Camera Setup> and press ENTER.2 Dome Protocol Setup The Dome Protocol item lists the available dome protocols for communicating with dome cameras connected to the DVR.5.5. then select <RS485 Setup> from the System Setup menu and press ENTER.

5. 37 .DVR User’s Manual The ID number must match the ID address set by the dome. Set / Go Preset This key is used to enter the Dome Preset menu to set up certain position as a preset and go to the predetermined preset positions for viewing. Press it again to redisplay the screen. NOTE: The settings become effective after saving the changes and exiting from the menu. or a conflict may occur. This function enables users to enlarge a certain area. Press this key to hide the screen. 4. Please refer to Setup Guide for the graphical illustration of functional keys.4 Dome Controlling Keys The functions of some keys in dome control mode are totally different from normal status function. ESC Use to leave dome control mode and return to live and full-screen viewing mode. Iris Open Use to open the Iris on the dome camera. Toggle Hint Screen This function is used to avoid viewing the dome parameter information while controlling dome camera. Focus Near Use to focus the dome camera near. The Unit ID is in the range of 1 to 255. Note that there cannot be any two devices on the same bus given the same ID address. Zoom In Use to zoom in the dome camera.

4. The amount of preset points depends on the dome manufacturer.5 Setting Preset Points The DVR allows users to set preset positions. the key is used to make selection. • Use Direction keys to position the dome camera to desired position. Focus Far Use to focus the selected dome camera far. • In dome control mode. press 2 again to toggle the Hint Screen. A Hint Screen shown as below figure will be displayed on the screen. • Then press DOME to enter dome control mode.5. Pan / Tilt Use to pan and tilt dome camera. • Press a Channel key to view the corresponding camera in full screen. Iris Close Use to close the Iris on the dome camera.DVR User’s Manual Auto / Enter • In OSD setup menu interface. Hint Screen DOME / ESC: Exit MODE / PLAY: Iris Open / Close SEQ / FREEZE: Focus Near / Far MENU / SEARCH: Zoom In / Out ENTER: Auto Focus / Iris ◄▲▼►: Pan / Tilt CH1: Set / Go Preset CH2: Hint Screen On / Off Dome Control 38 . Zoom Out Use to zoom out the dome camera. Follow the steps to set preset points. • Press 2 to hide the dome control Hint Screen. This function enables users to shrink the current image and view a larger area. this key is used to activate automatic focus and iris function.

• Then press DOME to enter dome control mode. • Set the <Set Preset> of the selected preset number to <Yes>. Dome Preset First Page Index 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Set Preset No No No No No No No Go Preset No No No No No No No • Use UP / DOWN keys to select the desired preset number from the menu. press 2 again to toggle the Hint Screen. The Dome Preset menu is displayed.DVR User’s Manual • Press 1 to access the Set/Go Preset function. • Set the <Go Preset> of the selected preset number to <Yes>. and press ENTER to save the position. • Now the selected dome camera rotates to the preset position automatically. 4. • Press 1 to access the Set/Go Preset function. 39 . Dome Preset First Page Index 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Set Preset No No No No No No No Go Preset No No No No No No No • Use UP / DOWN keys to select the desired preset number from the menu. • Press a Channel key to view the corresponding camera in full screen. and press ENTER to call the preset point.6 Calling Preset Points Follow the steps to call preset points. Now the preset is set and ready to be called. A Hint Screen shown as below figure will be displayed on the screen. • Press 2 to hide the dome control Hint Screen.5.

WAN or Internet on a personal computer. Windows Vista Microsoft Internet Explorer version 6. Using the software. The connected PC will automatically download the remote monitoring software plug-ins from the DVR when the DVR is connected by entering its IP address in the address bar on the browser. must match the network configuration Personal Computer Hard Disk Drive Operating System Web Browser Monitor Resolution Network Card 40 . Due to the setting items are similar to those listed in the DVR’s OSD setup menu.1 Remote Monitoring System Requirements Items Requirements Minimum: Intel® Pentium® M CPU 1.4GHZ RAM 2 GB Requires 20 MB for software installation Windows XP. and configure the DVRs remotely via a LAN.0 or above Minimum 1024 x 768 with 16-bit color 10Base-T (10 Mbps) or 100Base-TX (100 Mbps) operation.40GHz RAM 512 MB Recommended: Intel® Core™2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2. users are allowed to view live and recorded video. The tasks can be performed with the remote monitoring software are listed below: • • • • • Remote viewing of live/ recorded video Remote setup of the DVR Remote control of dome cameras Alarm notification from the DVR Up to three connections to one DVR using the remote monitoring software. including the preset “admin” and two other accounts 5. Remote Monitoring Software The remote monitoring software is a remote browser-based software application designed to operate with the DVR products. please refer to the sections above for setting configuration of the remote monitoring software.DVR User’s Manual 5.

2. • Start the IE.2 Getting Start of Installation Refer to the following description to install the remote monitoring software. NOTE: Windows IE provides the ActiveX component that is required when using the remote monitoring software. and then click the <Security> tab. • Select <Trusted sites> and click <Sites> to specify its security setting.DVR User’s Manual 5. 41 . press MENU key on the unit and enter password to access OSD setup menu. To check the IP address. 5. or by using the Start menu to access it. <Network Setup>. • Select <Tools> from the main menu of the browser.1 Changing Internet Settings The PC operating with the remote monitoring software should be set to accept ActiveX plug-ins. Please follow the steps to set the Internet security settings appropriately. please check the IP address of the DVR. • Before operating the remote monitoring software. Select <System Setup>. then <LAN Setup> to check the IP. then <Internet Options>. it can be started either by clicking on the desktop icon.

Now the installation can continue to the next step. • In the Security Level area. • Under <ActiveX controls and plug-ins>. 42 . • Click <OK> to confirm the setting and close Trusted sites dialog. • Click <OK> to close Internet Options dialog. The Security Settings screen is displayed. • Click <OK> to apply the setting and close the <Security Settings> screen.DVR User’s Manual • Uncheck “Require server verification (https:) for all sites in this zone”. Type the IP address of the unit in field and click <Add> to add this web site to the zone. click <Custom Level>. set all items to <Enable> or <Prompt>.

The remote monitoring software plug-ins will be downloaded and installed on the PC automatically when the connection is successfully made. the Login Screen is now displayed. If the default trigger port 80 is changed into another one. or by using the Start menu to access it. • Start the IE.6:81”. • When the software is completely downloaded and installed.DVR User’s Manual 5.80. The IP address of the DVR can be saved as a Favorites item in the web browser to enable easy access in the future. This process may take up to 30 seconds.2 Install Remote Monitoring Software Start the browser to initiate the installation of the remote monitoring software on the PC. • Enter the IP address of the DVR in the address bar at the top of the browser.006” should be entered as “192. for example.2. “192. 43 . take port 81 for example.68.6”.80.068. NOTE: Do not enter any leading “0” characters in the address. • The ActiveX controls and plug-ins dialog will show twice for confirmation.080. it can be started either by clicking on the desktop icon. click <Yes> to accept ActiveX plug-ins. the IP address should be entered as “192. • A version check starts to verify whether the remote monitoring software was installed already.68. and also check if the version is the same as that stored in that particular DVR.

click on the Favorite entry for the unit (if the IP address of the unit has been set). the main window will display live video of the attached cameras.2. The following steps demonstrate procedures to view video from remote unit: • Start the remote monitoring software by entering the IP Address of the DVR in the Address bar of the browser. The login username and password can be saved to ease future login. then the “admin” account at the remote monitoring site cannot change the settings at the same time. The “admin” account of the DVR has priority. The default username and password is admin / 1234. • Click <OK> to login to the DVR. • If the connection is made successfully.1 Login / Logout Login using the same accounts setup in the DVR. 44 . If the IE browser is closed. if the “admin” account is currently accessing the unit’s OSD setup menu via front panel of the unit. The authority is also the same as setup in the DVR.DVR User’s Manual 5. The process may take a few seconds.2. Nevertheless. • Enter the Username and password. Alternatively. One preset account “admin” and up to two other accounts can access a DVR at the same time. the remote system is logout and disconnected from the DVR at the same time.

Click <Yes> to accept version upgrade. The functions on the remote monitoring software will be described in the following sections. When a dome camera is connected and viewed in single channel full-screen mode. 5.1 View Live Video View live video from the cameras attached to the DVR by clicking <Live> button on the main window toolbar. To choose desired display mode and to operate dome camera control. Follow the steps to upgrade the software. 2x2 windows. 3x3 windows.3 Basic Operation for Remote Monitor When a DVR is successfully connected. • When the software is completely downloaded and installed. Please refer to the Setup Guide for the graphical illustration of functional items. or if the unit address is set as a Favorite site. • Start the IE again and enter the IP address of the DVR in the Address bar of the browser. Choose desired display mode – full-screen. and 4x4 windows – after the live images of the DVR are displayed on the main window.3. click the Favorites entry for the unit. the Login Screen will be displayed. upgrade will be prompted while accessing the unit.2. • The message as the above figure will be prompted. the main window of the remote monitoring software will be displayed. 5.2. 45 . refer to the following sections.2 Software Upgrades If a new version of the remote monitoring software is available on the DVR.DVR User’s Manual 5. the dome camera control operation can be accessed.

either double-click on the wanted window. 9 and 16 camera displays. Go Preset (• ) Go Preset is used to call the camera preset point.1.1.2 Operate Cameras with Dome Control The remote monitoring software allows users to control and configure a dome camera remotely.DVR User’s Manual 5.3.) Click on it and the focus of the camera will be automatically adjusted to show a clearer image. JVC. which was set up with the set preset point function. Click one of the display buttons in MODE section. The remote monitoring software allows its user to set up to 255 preset positions with DynaColor.3. Fastrax. Use Direction buttons to move dome camera to an appropriate position. Click and choose a number to call the preset point for viewing. To view certain window in full screen. or click on the corresponding CAMERA button. 46 .1 Select Display Mode Choose the number of windows to be displayed on the main window. Available selections are 4.F. and Pelco (Pelco P & Pelco D) domes. 5. American Dynamics. The items on the dome control panel are described as follows. Panasonic (C & N). and then click the button and choose wanted number from the pull-down list. Auto Focus (A. The Dome Control Panel will be displayed on the main window. Click on any CAMERA button displayed with a dome icon to view the camera in full screen. Dome ID (ID) Click for changing the dome ID and protocol. Proper authority is required to access this function. Set Preset (•) Set Preset is used to set up preset positions. The preset position is named as the selected number.

• Click <Play> on main window toolbar and click <Local Playback> tab.2 Playback Instant Recorded Video Follow the steps to playback a video recorded by “Instant Recording”.2.drv file. NOTE: The Audio function is set to OFF as the default setting.3.3. • Click on the button again to stop recording. Click on <Focus +> to focus near or <Focus −> to focus far. 47 . • Click <Open> to choose a recorded file.3. • Select the destination folder to save the video. 5. • Click <OK> to start playing the recorded video. Zoom-in to enlarge a certain area and zoom-out to view more area. Click the arrows in the directions to be viewed. 5. Click on <Iris +> to open iris or <Iris −> to close iris.2.2 Instant Recording The Instant Recording function allows users to record video quickly to the PC. 5. NOTE: The instant recording video will be saved as *. Iris +/− This item is used to open and close the iris to let more or less light into the camera. Direction Button This button is used to pan and/or tilt the dome camera. Zoom +/− Users are allowed to zoom-in or zoom-out using the adjusting buttons.DVR User’s Manual Focus +/− Use to adjust the camera lens to focus on objects for a clear view.1 Record Video Instantly Follow the steps to start recording instantly: • Click on the <Instant Recording> button.

To type directly: Click on day. and then <Remote Playback> tab.3. month and year of date field respectively. • In <Start> field.3. Use up and down arrow next to the time field to change to the wanted time.DVR User’s Manual 5. users can change the date and time either by typing desired numbers directly or using the arrow buttons. To playback remote video segments.3. <Verify> is provided for users to authenticate if the exported video is altered.1 Playback Remote Video To view remote video. • Click <OK> to start the playback. <Local Playback> enables users to playback a recorded video file stored on the hard disk drive of the PC. follow these steps: • Choose <Playback> in <Select> field for playback recorded video. click <Play> button on the main window toolbar. <Remote Playback> allows users to play back from the DVR. minute and second of time field. either remote playback or local playback. Follow above steps to adjust the hour. To use the arrow buttons: Click on the arrow button next to the date field to display the calendar. and type the desired numbers directly. or click <Close> to abort. <Local Playback>. or from the hard disk drive of the PC. and <Verify> tabs. 5. then click the left and right arrow at the top of the calendar to change the date. click <Play> on the main window toolbar. 48 .3 Playback Video The remote monitoring software allows users to either view recorded video from the DVR. The <From> and <To> in the <Available Record Video> display the date and time from which recorded video is available for playback. To access the Playback screen. The <Remote Playback> screen will be displayed. There are three tabs in the Playback screen: <Remote Playback>. The DVR continues recording while playing back recorded video on the PC. • The other way to select date and time is by moving the blue sliding bar.

16×. Files downloaded will be in *.drv file with the remote monitoring software.drv video files stored in the PC's hard drive.3. 16×. • View the video playback using the Playback controls. 2. 8×. or 32×. 2. 5. click to pause the playback. • Click <OK> in the <Local Playback> Screen to start the playback. • To end the playback. ⊲⊲ Fast Backward / Step Backward ⊳⊳ Fast Forward / Step Forward 49 .3. 2×. Click repeatedly to select the backward playback speed: 1×. click to resume the playback.drv Files The <Local Playback> tab allows users to playback *. or click <Cancel> to abort. • Select the *. 8×.DRV)> in <Select> field enables users to download the video segment of selected date and time to the PC. Click to play the recorded video in forward direction. When playback is paused. When playback is paused. the remote monitoring software is in Playback Mode.drv video file for playback and click <OK>. click repeatedly to move backward step-by-step. 4×.3. Click repeatedly to select the forward playback speed: 1×. 1. Click to play the recorded video in backward direction. 2×. • Click <Open> and the file selection screen is displayed. click <Live> to return to live video. Follow below steps to playback a downloaded *.3 Playback Controls When the local or remote video is being played.drv format. 4×. Icon Name Description 1. 5. When paused.2 Playback Local *. The selection of time duration is the same as described above. or 32×.3. 2. The playback controls toolbar will emerge on the main window toolbar. While playing. The Playback controls and indicators are described as below. ⊳ / ⌷⌷ Play / Pause 1.DVR User’s Manual • The other option <Download (. click repeatedly to move forward step-by-step.

5 Search from Event List Click SEARCH.3. It returns a GOOD or BAD signature result.sig files respectively. 5. • Click <Browse> to select the *. • Double-click on the desired event to view the event video. To view an event video. *. 50 . which belong to the exported video to be authenticated. The Event List appears.DVR User’s Manual 5. When users click on the SNAPSHOT button. follow these steps: • Click SEARCH button positioned in the main window toolbar. The List contains information about the alarm events that the unit recorded and saved. • Click <Play> on the main window toolbar. A GOOD signature indicates the exported clip has not been altered. The snapshot file will be named as “Snapshot-*”. • Click <Verify> tab to display the Verify window.6 Take a Snapshot Snapshot is a simple screen capture tool. *. The Event List displays each event by its number.4 Verify Digital Signature The digital signature aims to authenticate a video file exported from the unit.3. Up to 1024 events can be listed in the Event List. • Scroll through the Event List and highlight the interested events.gpg. 5.avi. Each click captures one screenshot to be saved as a JPEG file on the desktop.3. Video Loss. and Over Speed). Motion Detection. Follow the description to verify the digital signature. the Event List appears. and the camera channel where the event occurred. it will capture the screenshot of the window that is currently showing on the screen. the type of the event (including Alarm In. • The result of verify shows in the <Status Log> field. • Click <Verify> to start verifying digital signature. the date and time of the event.

3.7 Remote Monitoring Software Trouble Shooting Guide What happened if the server requests to upgrade the software every time the DVR is connected? If the following screen displays repeatedly. • Now.DVR User’s Manual 5. • Check the <Delete all offline content> box and click <OK>. the <Delete Files> screen displays as below. then <Internet Options>. • Select <Tools> from the main menu of the web browser. and then click the <General> tab. 51 . • Click the <Delete Files> button in the <Temporary Internet Files> field. enter the IP address of the DVR to make the connection again. please follow the steps to delete the temporary internet files.

/N. Pelco P. Terminal Block ×16. Trigger Level Adjustable Motion Detection Video Loss Detection Programmable Communication Network Connectivity Ethernet RJ-45 Connector. PAL: 25 PPS/Per channel 16ch Model UTP (Optional) Input IP devices Main Monitor Outputs Call Monitor VGA Output (Optional) Picture Refresh Rate Audio Input Terminal Block. Terminal Block Alarm Detection N. Terminal Block Alarm Relay Output x1. 1280 × 1024 pixels@60 Hz (Optional) NTSC: 30 PPS/Per channel. Adjustable Image Size 1KB to 20KB/Picture Storage Mode Linear / Circular Data Life Time Yes (Programmable) Storage ×3. 1. Support ThumbDrive® or DVD+RW Export Storage Alarm ×8. 1.. ×8 Line-in Terminal Block. Specifications Video Operation System Input 4ch Model 8ch Model Embedded ( Linux ) BNC×4. Motion Detection Pre-Alarm Yes NTSC 720 × 480 Max 30 fps Max 60 fps 720 × 240 Max 60 fps Max 120 fps Recording 360 × 240 Max 120 fps Max 240 fps Resolution PAL 720 × 576 Max 25 fps Max 50 fps & Rate 720 × 288 Max 50 fps Max 100 fps 360 × 288 Max 100 fps Max 200 fps Recording Mode 8 Levels Presets. Panasonic 52 . Pelco D.0 Ports. 1.DVR User’s Manual Appendix A: Technical Specifications All specifications are subject to change without notice. 10/100 Mbps Compatible IP Camera SONY. Programmable 16 × 12 Grid Array. System Setup. Remote Software Remote Operation Monitor. Terminal Block Alarm Input ×4.C. ×16 Line-in UTP Supported Main out RCA × 1. AXIS. ACTi.0Vp-p. Alarm.264 / MJPEG Recording Mode Schedule. SATA Build-in Storage Interface Cartridge / DVD+RW Optional ×3 USB 2. 1 Channel Line-Out Output Call Audio RCA × 1.0Vp-p. 75 ohm BNC×16. Dynacolor Remote Control Software Central Management System (CMS). AD422. 75 ohm 800 × 600. Recording.0Vp-p. Archive RS-485 Terminal Block Dome Control Protocol DSCP. Fastrax 2. Vivotek.0Vp-p. 75 ohm BNC × 1. 75 ohm 4ch UTP 8ch UTP 16ch UTP Up to 2ch Up to 4ch BNC × 1. 75 ohm BNC×8. Dome Camera Control. 1. ×4 Line-in Terminal Block.O. 1 Channel Line-Out Compression Method Proprietary Data Rate 8 KB/s per channel Recording Compression Method H.0Vp-p. Playback. Sensitivity. 1024 × 768. 1.

50-60 Hz.6 inches) 7 Kg (15.4 lbs) -5°C ~ 40°C (23 °F ~ 104 °F)) 10% ~ 90% Non-condensing AC 100~240V.DVR User’s Manual General Unit Dimension (W×H×D) Unit Weight Package Dimension (W×H×D) Package Weight Operation Temperature Relative Humidity Power Consumption & Input 362 × 90 × 350 mm (14.5 Kg (12. 60W Adaptor 53 .2 × 19.7 inches) 5.1 lbs) 410 × 210 × 500 mm (16.1 × 8.2 × 3.5 × 13.

DVR User’s Manual Appendix B: Connect UTP Camera UTP. switch the video source 1 to ON. For instance.264 DVR provides the option to connect UTP cameras. Cost Down on Camera Power Adapter – There is no need to buy adapter for each UTP Color Box Camera because the power is directly supplied from the DVR unit. switch the video source to ON (UTP). if a UTP Camera will be installed to channel 1. Some benefits are described as below: Cost Down on Wiring – The cost of wiring decreases for more than 60% Save Time & Space – Easy to install and it takes less space than coaxial cable. Step 2: On the back panel of the DVR. This leads to an economical and fast installation of surveillance. The Versatile H. short for Unshielded Twisted Pair. Follow the steps below to complete the UTP camera installation. is a popular type of cables that is one of the most common medium in telecommunication industry. NOTE: The DVR should be powered OFF before the installation of the UTP Camera. Step 1: Connect the DVR and the UTP Camera via the UTP cable (CAT5). Installing the UTP module allows the DVR to supply power to and transmit images from any four distinctive UTP cameras through the UTP cables (CAT5). The correct setting is shown as below. Video Source Selection 54 .

or it may cause loss or weakening of signal.256 5.04 4.526 5. If the power consumption of the camera is more than 5. The installation is complete. For instance. Bad Video Output Step 3: Plug in the power adapter to the DVR. or the video will not function correctly and it may cause the video to look like the figure below.5W.DVR User’s Manual Follow the same procedure if more UTP Cameras to CH2. NOTE: The UTP Board provides power up to 5. NOTE: The length of each UTP cable should NOT exceed 300 meters (or 984 feet). if a UTP Camera is already installed to channel 1. The following table shows performance at different distances. NOTE: Do NOT insert both BNC and UTP video sources to the same channel simultaneously. or CH4 will be installed. Distance Meters / Feet 0 100 / 328 200 / 656 300 / 984 UTP-Converter Power Output (W) 5. the UTP Board will start beeping. and the DVR will start to boot.77 Video Quality Excellent Excellent Good Good 55 .5W. CH3. do not install another camera to the BNC port of channel 1.

5W. do NOT connect it to the UTP Converter. A RJ-45 connector is positioned at the other end of the converter. The UTP converter has two cables at one end: one cable for connecting with the camera’s BNC video connector. Connect the UTP converter and the UTP DVR using a CAT5 cable. which allows the transmission of power and video signal through one CAT5 cable. 56 . Installation: To build up an UTP connection using the UTP converter. NOTE: The UTP Converter can provide power up to 5. and connect with the DVR using an Ethernet CAT5 cable. If the power consumption of the camera is higher than 5. connect the BNC and power connectors to camera respectively.5W.DVR User’s Manual Appendix C: Connect Analog Camera via UTP Converter Introduction: The UTP converter is made especially for users who want to build a connection between an UTP DVR and a traditional analog camera. the other for connecting with power jack of the camera.

11 Barracuda 7200. Brand Model Name Barracuda ES.2 Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 HITACHI Maxtor DeskStar DeskStar DiamondMax 22 WD AV WD AV Western Digital WD AV WD AV WD AV Model Number ST3500320NS ST3500320AS ST3750330AS ST31000340AS HDP725032GLA360 HDP725050GLA360 STM3500320AS WD1600AVJS WD2500AVJS WD3200AVJS WD5000AVJS WD7500AVVS Size 500G 500G 750G 1000G 320G 500G 500G 160G 250G 320G 500G 750G 57 .11 Barracuda 7200.DVR User’s Manual Appendix D: Recommended HDDs Refer to the following list for some recommended HDDs to be used in the DVR.

The management port is 80 and the RTSP port is 554. 58 . Enter the IP address (for example: 192.DVR User’s Manual Appendix E: IP Camera Installation The following is an example of the installation of a NH Series IP camera.168.1. Access the System menu and click on the “Network” tab to find the management port and the RTSP port.242) of the NH Series IP camera to access its web management page. Login using the administrator’s username and password (for example: Admin & 1234). Step 2. Step 1.

MPEG-4=VGA. and Contrast=128. and the maximum frame rate is 15fps.DVR User’s Manual Step 3. Next click on the “View parameters” tab to look for current camera image settings: Brightness=25. 59 . Access the Streaming menu to look resolution setting: MJPEG=1280x960. Step 4. Sharpness=128.

Password=1234. Device Setup Product ID Image Resolution Sharpness Brightness Contrast Apply NH Series vga 128 25 128 No 60 .242 and select model as NH Series. the Streaming Port and Streaming Protocol will be setup automatically.168. Access the <Device Setup> menu to enter device setting parameters: Image Resolution=quadvga. Sharpness=128. Enter the Hostname/IP as 192.1.242 NH Series No Step 7. set Advance Streaming Option to <ON> and the values can be modified manually. Access the OSD setup menu of the DVR to select the number of IP cameras to be connected: <System Setup> <IP Camera Support>. Step 6. and Compression=128.168. Access the <Camera Setup> menu of the DVR to setup the IP camera. Brightness=25. The DVR will reboot in order to apply the change. H264 or MJPEG. and Streaming Format=MPEG4. Step 8. The menu should look like the following: IP Camera IP Camera Select IP Camera Title Hostname/IP Model Connection Setup Device Setup Activated Status CH16 CH16 192.1. If the parameters are different. If Advance Streaming Option is set to <OFF>.DVR User’s Manual Step 5. Connection Setup Account Password Management Port Streaming Format Advance Streaming Option Streaming Port Streaming Protocol IP Dome Protocol Admin **** 80 MPEG4 OFF 554 RTP+RTSP NONE Step 9. Select the channel that is reserved for IP camera. Management Port=80. Access the <Connection Setup> menu to enter connection setting parameters: Account=Admin.

4. Motion Detection 61 . and <Management Port> in <Connection Setup> is correct. Set <Apply> to <Yes> and the device setting parameters will be applied. Audio 2. the problem might be bandwidth and performance.DVR User’s Manual Step 10. or FPS of the IP camera. Alarm I/O 3. <Streaming Port>. Check the menu item <Hostname/IP>. 2. lost rate NH Series MPEG4 640x480 15. <Streaming Protocol>. 1. Limitation: The following function is not supported for IP cameras. quality. 3. Try to connect the IP camera via the browser directly and see if the video shows correctly. Check if the target IP device is supported by the DVR. If everything seems to be correct.00% Troubleshooting: If the video does not show on the screen. Set <IP Camera> <Activated> to <Yes> and the video from the IP camera should be displaying on the screen after a few seconds.00 62. Step 11. <Password>. Step 12. Reduce the GOV/GOP setting.53 KB/Sec 0. Status Model Streaming Format Resolution PPS Bandwidth Pkg. Make sure the settings of the items <Account>. Make sure that <Model>. confirm items in <Device Setup> menu and see if the settings are correct. The information is “read only”. and <Streaming Format> are set correctly. Access <IP Camera> <Status> and the current status of the IP camera will be displayed as shown below. Try to connect the IP camera via the browser directly and see if the video shows correctly. If the <Model> selected is supported by the DVR. Reduce the resolution. perform the following checks: 1.

DVR User’s Manual Appendix F: Remote Controller The operational function keys (on the left) and dome camera control keys (on the right) on the remote control are listed as below figure: 62 .

Now. the remote control will only be able to control the specified DVR. 63 . press “DVR SEL” and then press “2” immediately. To setup the remote control. Press “DVR SEL”. <Main Menu> <System Setup> <RS485 Setup> <Unit ID>. The DVR Selection key is used to switch control between each DVR. the first thing is to assign a unique DVR Unit ID to each DVR. DVR Unit ID Remote Control # DVR Unit ID Remote Control # 224 225 226 227 228 229 230 231 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 After the DVR Unit ID is changed. and exit the menu. and then press the Remote Control # immediately to select the DVR. To exit the single DVR control mode. Press “DVR SEL”. and follow this path to change the DVR Unit ID. assuming the DVR Unit ID is set to 225. The ID Table is listed below for reference. press “DVR SEL”.DVR User’s Manual The keys of the remote control function as the keys of the front panel of the DVR. and then press the Remote control # to switch between DVRs. The remote control can be used to control up to 16 DVRs. and then press “ESC” to do so. setup the “DVR SEL” of the remote control. Change the DVR Unit ID to any number between 224 and 239. The only difference between the remote control and the front panel keys is the “DVR SEL” key. Use the front panel of the DVR. For example.

the DVR operates on port 80. they will have to send command to the real IP. users have to set up both the IP and port of the DVR. virtual IP starts with 192.DVR User’s Manual Appendix G: Setting up a DVR behind a Router This appendix describes how to set up a router if the DVR connects to the internet via a router. Thus. 64 .g. which is well known as the http port. To properly operate a web server. which are essential for data and command transmission. The port setting is adjustable in OSD setup menu of the DVR and only one port is needed to do remote operation. the real IP is now assigned to the router instead of the DVR.e. the other is virtual IP (LAN IP).168. a different available port shall be reset and the setting of the DVR shall be changed. a DVR. In most cases. See the router manufacturer's websites for more instructions on port mapping. e. it is required to set up the router for port mapping (forwarding) before images from the DVR can be remotely viewed on a PC. i.x. When the remote users want to operate the DVR. the router.x.1. The DVR is located behind the wall (router) and operates on virtual IP.168. Then the router has to map (forward) the command to the DVR.x. Otherwise. The router has two IP: one is real IP (WAN IP). Typically and by the default. In case a router or sometimes a DSL modem is in place. Please make sure that port 80 is not blocked by the ISP. The virtual IP would be 192.

200 Trigger port: 81 • To change the setting of the router. The setup screen will be shown after entering the correct username and password. Router (D-Link DI-724P+) WAN IP: 218.160.0.0.168.13 LAN IP: 192. a PC with web browser is required.168.0.168.0. • Click the <Advanced> tab and follow the steps to set up web port forward to DVR 1.54. 65 .DVR User’s Manual Following is an example of how the router should be set.100 DVR 1 IP: 192. • Connect to D-Link DI-724P+ from PC via IE.168.167 Trigger port: 80 DVR 2 IP: 192.1 PC IP: 192.

Enter Private Port: 80. Enter Private IP: 200 D. E. E. • If there are more than one DVR behind the router. A. Click <Apply>. Enter Private IP: 167 D. H.160.160. Enter Public Port: 80. • Now DVR 1 can be connected via http://218.DVR User’s Manual A. • Follow the steps to set up web port forward to DVR 2. Enter the name of the setting in the Name field: DVR 2.13:81. B. C. repeat the steps for port mapping setting.54. B. F. Click <Apply>. C. Click <Always> for the Schedule setting. Choose <TCP> as the Protocol Type. G. Enter Public Port: 81. F.54. Choose <TCP> as the Protocol Type. Enter the name of the setting in the Name field: DVR 1.13:80 and DVR 2 can be connected via http://218. • Click <Continue> to go on when the following screen displays. 66 . H. Select <Enabled> to set up the service. G. Click <Always> for the Schedule setting. Click <Enabled> to set up the service. Enter Private Port: 81.

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