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  • 1. Overview
  • 2. System Setup
  • 2.1 Position the Unit
  • 2.2 Selecting Video Format
  • 2.3 Connecting Devices to the Unit
  • 2.4 Rear Panel Connections
  • 3. General System Setup
  • 3.1 Front Panel Introduction
  • 3.1.1 LED Definition
  • 3.1.2 Function Keys
  • 3.2 Entering OSD Setup Menu
  • 3.2.1 User Management
  • 3.3 Power Up / Down the Unit
  • 3.4 System Date / Time Setting
  • 3.4.1 Set Date / Time
  • 3.4.2 Daylight Saving Time
  • 3.5 IP Camera Setting
  • 3.5.1 IP Camera Information
  • 3.5.2 Connection Setup
  • 3.5.3 Device Setup
  • 3.5.4 Activated
  • 3.5.5 Status
  • 3.6 Record Schedule / Quality Setting
  • 3.6.1 Schedule Setup
  • 3.6.2 Preset Record Configuration
  • 3.6.3 Per Camera Configuration
  • 3.6.4 Record Event Video Only
  • 3.6.5 ezRecord Setup
  • 3.6.6 Data Lifetime
  • 3.6.7 Circular Recording
  • 3.6.8 Audio Recording
  • 3.6.9 Purge Data
  • 4. Basic Operation
  • 4.1 Viewing Live / Playback Video
  • 4.1.1 Viewing Modes
  • 4.1.2 Digital Zoom
  • 4.1.3 Viewing Live Cameras
  • Freeze Live Image
  • 4.1.4 Viewing Recorded Video
  • Key Usage in Playback
  • Pause Playback and Single Step Forward
  • 4.2 Sequence Setup
  • 4.2.1 Sequence with Main Monitor
  • 4.2.2 Sequence with Call Monitor
  • 4.3 Searching Recorded Video
  • 4.3.1 Searching by Time
  • 4.3.2 Searching by Event
  • 4.4 Video Export
  • 4.4.1 ezBurn Introduction
  • 4.4.2 Export Normal Video
  • 4.4.3 Export Event Video
  • 4.5 Dome Control
  • 4.5.1 Dome Connection
  • 4.5.2 Dome Protocol Setup
  • 4.5.3 RS485 Setup
  • 4.5.4 Dome Controlling Keys
  • 4.5.5 Setting Preset Points
  • 4.5.6 Calling Preset Points
  • 5. Remote Monitoring Software
  • 5.1 Remote Monitoring System Requirements
  • 5.2 Getting Start of Installation
  • 5.2.1 Changing Internet Settings
  • 5.2.2 Install Remote Monitoring Software
  • 5.2.2.1 Login / Logout
  • 5.2.2.2 Software Upgrades
  • 5.3 Basic Operation for Remote Monitor
  • 5.3.1 View Live Video
  • 5.3.1.1 Select Display Mode
  • 5.3.1.2 Operate Cameras with Dome Control
  • 5.3.2 Instant Recording
  • 5.3.2.1 Record Video Instantly
  • 5.3.2.2 Playback Instant Recorded Video
  • 5.3.3 Playback Video
  • 5.3.3.1 Playback Remote Video
  • 5.3.3.2 Playback Local *.drv Files
  • 5.3.3.3 Playback Controls
  • 5.3.4 Verify Digital Signature
  • 5.3.5 Search from Event List
  • 5.3.6 Take a Snapshot
  • 5.3.7 Remote Monitoring Software Trouble Shooting Guide
  • Appendix A: Technical Specifications
  • Appendix B: Connect UTP Camera
  • Appendix C: Connect Analog Camera via UTP Converter
  • Appendix D: Recommended HDDs
  • Appendix E: IP Camera Installation
  • Appendix F: Remote Controller
  • Appendix G: Setting up a DVR behind a Router

Versatile H.

264 DVR

User’s Manual
Version 1.4

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

............................................................DVR User’s Manual Table of Content 1..................................1..........................................................19 3..15 3.....5 IP Camera Setting ...4..............................................6...7 2.................................4 System Date / Time Setting ......................................28 4......................................................25 3............................................................................ General System Setup ................. 11 3....................................................................1 Schedule Setup .........................3 Device Setup ..............................................................3 Connecting Devices to the Unit...............6......................................................... Basic Operation ........................................1.....................................................7 Circular Recording........................................................3 Power Up / Down the Unit ..............27 4.....................................6.........................................................................9 Purge Data .................................................... Overview .................................23 3.............8 2.....................................................................................................5..............2 Digital Zoom ...........................................................4...........................................................2 Function Keys..............................19 3.........................21 3...................................................................26 4......5 ezRecord Setup................2 Connection Setup.....8 2...17 3........................ 11 3................6...........1 Set Date / Time............2 Preset Record Configuration ........20 3......4 Activated ..............4 Rear Panel Connections........4 Record Event Video Only .........................................................................................21 3.....................................................................17 3......................28 Freeze Live Image...........................6 Data Lifetime .........................6 Record Schedule / Quality Setting .........9 3..26 3...........................18 3..............................................................................................................................22 3................................................................14 3.............................2 Selecting Video Format...............................27 4............................................................................28 4 .........1 IP Camera Information .......................................................6.....2 Daylight Saving Time............................3 Viewing Live Cameras.....5................................................................................................................................ System Setup.........................................................................1 User Management................................... 11 3.2 Entering OSD Setup Menu ........................1 Position the Unit...............5......1 LED Definition ........................21 3......................................16 3.............12 3..............1 Viewing Modes ....23 3......................................1................................................1 Front Panel Introduction .....................................................6..............................................22 3..6....................3 Per Camera Configuration.....................27 4......................................6.......................5.....2...................................................1............5.1 Viewing Live / Playback Video .....................................................6.................................24 3...........................................8 2...............................8 2............24 3..........25 3.........................................................................8 Audio Recording.......................5 Status .............1.........................................................

..............................................................................................................48 5...2 Playback Instant Recorded Video ........2 Export Normal Video ...........................................1 Playback Remote Video..............2 Playback Local *............2...........................43 5........29 Pause Playback and Single Step Forward ........................................2...1 ezBurn Introduction .........................................................47 5........................3......2 4...............3 Basic Operation for Remote Monitor.35 Dome Control.49 5..drv Files ..........................................3..................36 4.....1 Changing Internet Settings ..2....................DVR User’s Manual 4...............................30 4..................3......3......................3.........................................................................4...............3....................40 5.....50 5...2 Operate Cameras with Dome Control .....3......33 4.............................................................................................33 4.............4....................................45 5...................................................4 Verify Digital Signature ........4..........3..47 5....................3....................34 4....32 Video Export ...................................................2 Sequence with Call Monitor...............2........50 5 ...............2....................................31 4.........30 Searching Recorded Video .........................35 4..............................35 4............................3 RS485 Setup ....44 5.....................3.........................................................................5.............6 Calling Preset Points ...............................1 Login / Logout .....2..... Remote Monitoring Software.........................................................................................................................5...............................................................46 5............4 4...2 Install Remote Monitoring Software.........................................................................3........................................3 Playback Video....................3...29 Sequence Setup ..............................................................40 5............5 Setting Preset Points ...........................1 Dome Connection.......1....................3 Playback Controls ..................................28 Key Usage in Playback .............1....5 Viewing Recorded Video ...........................................1 Select Display Mode .................................46 5.............49 5..........2 Software Upgrades ...................................................................2..5...........................................48 5................30 4.......47 5...............1 Searching by Time.............37 4......39 4...........31 4.5.38 4...............................................45 5........4 5.....5.......................................41 5..............................................2...............................................................................2 Instant Recording ......................................................3.........................36 4...............3........................................................3...........2.......................................................................................................................................................2......................................................1 View Live Video .........5 Search from Event List .................................3.....1 Record Video Instantly ...1 Sequence with Main Monitor ....3 Export Event Video...................5...........2 Dome Protocol Setup ............2 Searching by Event .................................................2 Getting Start of Installation...........................................................41 5...45 5.................................1 Remote Monitoring System Requirements ...4 Dome Controlling Keys.....3 4....................3............1...

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5.3.6 5.3.7

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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1.

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

2.1

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.

2.2

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

2.3

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

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

the icon will show “N”. Freeze mode and Sequence mode. The date/ time information will be display on the bottom-right corner of the screen. some general configuration should be setup first. On the upper-right corner will show the authority level of login account. Dome Control mode. Alarm LED The LED lights up when an alarm is triggered. Title of the channel will be displayed on the top-left corner of the window. including Call mode. Network LED The LED lights up when the DVR is connected to a network and blinks when the data is being transferred. 3. General System Setup Before operating the DVR. 11 . Playback mode. REC LED The LED blinks while the DVR is recording.1 Front Panel Introduction The front panel controls enable users to control the unit and preset the programmable functions. either in full screen mode or in multiple channel mode. Power LED The LED lights up when the correct power is connected to the unit. The regular displayed OSD information and its displayed positions are shown as following figure. will be displayed on the bottom-left corner of the screen.1 LED Definition The LEDs on the front panel of the DVR are described as follows. The following subsections will introduce function keys on the front panel and general configuration of the DVR. The current operating mode. Ch4 N ►*1 2008/06/09 PM04:31:22 3.1.DVR User’s Manual 3. Under logout condition.

• In the OSD setup menu. • In live full screen view mode. press ESC for five seconds to lock up the function of certain keys. and press key 10 to input number 0. The number of the CHANNEL keys corresponds to the number of cameras supported by the unit. • In OSD virtual keyboard. on the front panel of the DVR. To change the value in the selected field. which are for normal operation. the key “1” is used to access the Set/Go preset menu. press this key to view a 2× zoom image. the LEFT/ RIGHT keys are used to move the cursor to previous or next fields. MENU. the key “2” is used to hide or display the dome camera setting parameters. these keys function as Direction keys. SEARCH. • If the password protection has been enabled. press UP/ DOWN. press this key to make the selection or save settings. Please refer to the Setup Guide for the graphical illustration of functional keys.2 Function Keys This section describes the functional keys. and DOME. press the CHANNEL key to view the corresponding video in full screen. ENTER / ZOOM • In OSD setup menu or selection interface. Direction Keys • In Zoom mode.DVR User’s Manual 3.1. CHANNEL • In both Live and Playback modes. Once users lock up the function of these keys. ESC • Press to cancel or exit from certain mode or OSD setup menu without changing the settings made previously. • In Dome Control mode. press it again to exit Zoom mode. including PLAY. NOTE: Please go to the <System Setup> <User Management> menu to enable or disable the password protection. enter proper username and password to gain access of the functions of these keys. press keys 1~9 to input number 1~9. 12 .

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

Collaborating with a USB mouse.DVR User’s Manual SEARCH In both Playback and Live mode. An icon displayed at the upper-right corner of the screen will show the authority level of the account. 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. press SEARCH to enter the Search menu for searching and playing back recorded video by date and time or events. Move to <OK> and press ENTER to proceed. “admin” can be inputted via pressing the hot key MENU. 3. its authority level number (1~8) will be shown. the icon will show “N”. while “user” can be inputted via pressing the hot key SEARCH. When an account is logged in. Press MENU and input a valid username. 14 . Under logout condition. There are two preset accounts: “admin” and “user”.2 Entering OSD Setup Menu The configuration of the DVR can be customized by entering the intuitive Graphical User Interface (GUI) OSD setup menu. L Y l y ! M Z m z @ Delete The next step is to enter a corresponding password. The preset password for “admin” is “1234”. 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 _ . setting up the DVR can be easy as operating on a PC. and the password “4321” is for “user”. “ ◄ ► 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 .

select <Disable> to suspend the account. Export Data. other functions can also be accessed without having to login again. Call Control. and level 8 has highest authority. select <Disable> to allow free access. Authority Setup Setup the allowed authority level for accessing the functions listed in this menu. From the Main Menu. or select <OFF> to allow free access. The username is case sensitive. Menu Access. There are two ways to logout: manually logout by pressing ESC key at Live mode. Alternatively. 15 . Alternatively. Record Setup. and level 8 has highest authority. The functions include: Playback/Search. System Setup.1 User Management The DVR provides the option to create up to seven sets of usernames and passwords with customized authority.DVR User’s Manual Before completely logout.2. Dome Control. and Shutdown. Text Setup. NOTE: The username and authority level of the preset “admin” account cannot be changed. excluding the preset “admin” account. NOTE: The “Menu Access” cannot be set to <Disable>. Account Setup Setup customized username. Configuration. 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. The authority level is ranked from level 1~8. or auto logout when keys are not pressed for 5 minutes at Live/ Menu mode. Camera Setup. The authority level is ranked from level 1~8. Sequence Setup. 3. and authority level in this menu. Database Setup. Monitor Setup. Event Setup. password.

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

In OSD setup menu. 17 . and UP / DOWN are used to change the value in the selected field. LEFT / RIGHT keys are used to move the cursor to previous or next field. The login account should have authority to access the System Setup menu.DVR User’s Manual 3. 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. NOTE: If time settings have to be changed in any case. it is strongly recommended to format the HDDs to avoid database corruption. the menu displays as follows. NOTE: The new date / time setting applies to record new video. ENTER is for selecting. Use the UP / DOWN keys to change the setting. time and other OSD parameters in Date/Time menu (under System Setup menu).4.1 Set Date / Time Set Date / Time Select <Date> / <Time> and press ENTER to adjust the settings. then select <Date/Time> to access the Date/Time 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. The date and time of previously recorded video will not be changed. select <System Setup> and press ENTER.

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

To configure setting of an IP camera. 19 .X.X NH Series No NOTE: If the IP camera is already activated. The menu will be shown as follows.5 IP Camera Setting The distinctive hybrid solution of the DVR enables users to connect IP camera(s) while others are analog cameras.X.5. IP Camera IP Camera Select IP Camera Title Hostname/IP Model Connection Setup Device Setup Activated Status CH16 CH16 X.1 IP Camera Information IP Camera Title Access this item to enter the name of the IP camera to be shown on the monitor. Hostname/IP Access this item to enter the hostname or IP address of the IP camera. for example 192. 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. NOTE: The DVR must be rebooted in order to apply the change of IP Camera Support option.168.123. Model Access this item to select the model of the connected IP camera.DVR User’s Manual 3. The supported channels of IP cameras will be from the largest numbers. access <Camera Setup> and select the channel with the largest number. for example CH16 for 16ch models. 3.1.

<H264> or <MJPEG>. for transmitting video and related commands. 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. Advance Streaming Option Select <OFF> and the Streaming Port and Streaming Protocol will be set automatically according to the camera model selected. <RTP/RTSP/HTTP>.2 Connection Setup Enter <Connection Setup> to configure the connection and data transmission setting of the connected IP Camera. 20 .5. The menu will be shown as below. 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. Alternatively. Streaming Protocol Access this item to select the streaming protocol of the IP camera. Streaming Format Access this item to select the streaming format. select <ON> to manually set the Streaming Port and Streaming Protocol. <RTP/RTSP>. Management Port Access this item to enter the default port of the IP camera. <MPEG4>.DVR User’s Manual 3. of the IP camera. Streaming Port Access this item to enter the streaming port. The option includes <RTP+RTSP>. and <HTTP>. of the IP camera.

NOTE: The <Device Setup> menu may have fewer or more menu items according to different IP camera models.5 Status After the connection to the IP camera is activated. etc. and <Connection Setup> will be grayed out and cannot be accessed.4 Activated Access this item and select <Yes> to activate the connection to the IP camera. The menu will be shown as below.5. 3. <Model>. menu items <Hostname/IP>. select <No>. please refer to Appendix E: IP Camera Installation. NOTE: For an example of step-by-step IP camera setup.1% The information shown on the monitor is “read only”.3 Device Setup Enter <Device Setup> to configure the basic settings of the IP camera.5.DVR User’s Manual IP Dome Protocol If the connected device is an IP Dome Camera. NOTE: Once the connection to the IP camera is activated. then select an appropriate IP Dome Protocol from the provided options. users can check the connection status. image quality. Status Model Streaming Format Resolution PPS Bandwidth Pkg. Set the item <Apply> to <Yes> to apply the changes. image adjustment. 3. 3. 21 .5. NOTE: The administrator account and password of the IP camera should be entered in order to change the basic settings. The basic settings include the IP camera’s product name. lost rate **** MPEG4 640*480 15.00 20 KB/Sec 0. To deactivate the connection.

• Press ENTER to confirm the settings or ESC to cancel. and other recording parameters. recording schedules.1 Schedule Setup The Schedule Setup is used to set the day and night time. 22 .6 Record Schedule / Quality Setting The Record Setup menu allows users to set recording quality. 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. Select <Schedule Setup> from the Record Setup menu and press ENTER.DVR User’s Manual 3. • If a weekend record is required. In the Main menu. • Press ESC to return to previous page. or weekend recording schedule. the following menu is displayed. the following menu is displayed. select <ON> to enable the Weekend Schedule in advance and then set the Weekend Start/End time.6. 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. move the cursor to <Record Setup> and press ENTER. Login with a proper account to access Record Setup menu.

Please refer to OSD Setup Manual.6.5 PAL) 3. Per Camera Config Cameral Select Normal PPS Normal Size Event Max PPS Event Size Event Active Day 7. Below table shows the PPS and picture size under <Best Quality> in Half-D1 mode.6. others’ may have to be reduced first. Section Preset Record Configuration for more detailed information. Event PPS is not restricted to this rule.5 Mid 30 Best Both Night 7.3 Per Camera Configuration This function is used to set the Day / Night / Weekend PPS (Picture per Second) and Quality for each channel. The menu is displayed as below (Record Mode: 720×240@60PPS in NTSC / 720×288@50PPS in PAL). it is strongly recommended to set the preset configuration as <Best Quality>. PAL: 720x288@50PPS) Normal PPS Normal Size Event PPS Event Size 3.125 PAL) (12. The image and recording settings from the selected camera will be displayed on the screen. To increase one channel’s PPS. Half-D1 mode (NTSC: 720x240@60PPS.DVR User’s Manual 3. Press ESC to return to Record Setup menu.5 Mid 30 Best Both • First select a Camera for setting its record configuration.5 Mid 30 Best Both CH1 Weekend 7. since a smart event scheduler will handle the total PPS with a correct weighting.75 NTSC 15 NTSC 10 KB / Pic 10 KB / Pic (3. Press ENTER to confirm the settings or ESC to abort. • • • • Move the cursor using Direction keys and press ENTER to select an item. Change the value using UP / DOWN keys.2 Preset Record Configuration The <Preset Config> is used to select the preset recording quality and frame rate. Please note that the total normal PPS for all channels cannot exceed 60 NTSC (720×240@60PPS) / 50 PAL (720×288@50PPS). 23 . In normal circumstances. The Preset Configuration must be set to <OFF> for accessing these schedules.

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

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

it will be automatically set to <OFF>. ENTER to select the item and UP / DOWN to adjust the value. When no audio source device is connected. audio input is recorded and saved with the video.8 Audio Recording When an audio source device is connected. move the cursor to <Purge Data> and press ENTER. Start to Purge After the video or data to be deleted are selected.6.9 Purge Data This item is used to delete the Normal or Event recording video. 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. it will be automatically set to <ON>. and start the deletion by setting <Start to Purge> to <Yes>. Use LEFT / RIGHT keys to move the cursor to next or previous field. Set this item to <Yes using UP / DOWN keys. 3. Purge All Event Data The item is used to delete all event video from database(s). 26 . In Record Setup menu. the Purge Data menu is displayed.DVR User’s Manual 3. Using UP / DOWN keys to select <Yes> and start the deletion by setting <Start to Purge> to <Yes>. Purge Event Before The item is used to delete event video before a specific date.6. set this item to <Yes> to start the deletion or choose <No> to cancel.

To switch between available viewing formats. NOTE: 3x3 viewing mode is only available in 8-ch and 16-ch models. press MODE repeatedly. Viewing in Multi-window Various multi-window view formats are offered for selection. The following sections introduce the general operations of the unit. Following presents these view formats.1 Viewing Modes The DVR provides users versatile ways of viewing both live and recorded video. 4. Basic Operation The DVR allows users to access some general operations through the front panel easily. whereas 4x4 viewing mode is only available in 16-ch models. Viewing in Full Screen Press any CHANNEL key directly to view the corresponding camera image in full screen format.1. 27 .DVR User’s Manual 4.1 Viewing Live / Playback Video The general functions in live and playback mode are described in the following sections. The available view formats are illustrated as the following figure. 4.

To view the 2× full screen. the unit will playback from the very beginning of the record. use Direction keys to pan / tilt the zoomed screen. • Either press ENTER again or ESC to leave the Zoom mode. including full-screen. 4. • Press any CHANNEL key to view the corresponding camera in full screen. users can press PLAY key directly. users can select records from the Search menu to play specific video. If it is the first time to use the PLAY key. • Press ENTER to view 2× zoomed screen of the selected camera.4 Viewing Recorded Video To view recorded video. • To view a specific area in 2× zoomed screen. Freeze Live Image Press FREEZE while viewing live image.3 Viewing Live Cameras Users are allowed to view live camera in versatile viewing modes.1. Refer to section Searching Recorded Video for further information. NOTE: When playing back videos with mass motion recorded in D1 mode (resolution=720x480).2 Digital Zoom Users are able to view a 2× full screen in live mode. and the system clock continues running. press FREEZE again to resume the live camera view. The Forward or Reverse speed indicator will be shown on the bottom-left of the screen in the playback mode. The general operation under live mode is described as follows.DVR User’s Manual 4. After pressing the PLAY key. Alternatively. 28 . 2×2.1. Press FREEZE to pause the live image. the image pauses but the date / time information does not. the unit starts to continue playing back the recorded video from the suspended point of record. follow the steps. press SEQ key to switch on “deflicker function” to avoid gleaming of images. 3x3 and 4×4.1. Press SEQ again to switch “deflicker off” and the image will return to real D1 resolution. 4.

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

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.1 Sequence with Main Monitor Automatic sequence function can be observed in any view mode. 4-camera: 9-camera: (for 16ch models only) 4. 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. press SEQ repeatedly to display the sequence of cameras previously programmed in Call Monitor Schedule menu. The message “Call Mode” will be shown on the bottom-left of the screen. 30 . To program the call monitor sequence. Follow the steps to control the call monitor.2.2 Sequence Setup This section introduces the way to view sequence mode with both Main Monitor and Call Monitor.DVR User’s Manual 4. if connected. • Press the CALL key on the front panel to enter call monitor control mode. press ESC to stop sequencing. The figure below displays the 4-camera and 9-camera sequencing view modes. see OSD Menu Setup Guide. • Alternatively. • Press ESC to return the front panel to Main monitor control mode.2. 4.2 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. Section Sequence Setup. Two viewing modes can be displayed on call monitor: Sequence display and Single camera display.

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

time. As some events are deleted. Follow these steps to search event video through Event List: • Press SEARCH to enter the Search menu. • Move the cursor to <Event List> and press ENTER to list the event video of the selected channels. • Press PLAY to return to live mode. others are displayed.DVR User’s Manual 4. The latest recorded event video will be listed on the top. The Event List displays. use LEFT / RIGHT to move the cursor and press ENTER to select or de-select a channel. press ESC. • Press ENTER to play back the selected event record. 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. triggered camera and alarm type.3. • To exit the event list. • Press and hold UP / DOWN to scroll through the Event List. 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.2 Searching by Event “Event List” allows users to search wanted video by event. • To search event video that has been recorded on a specific camera. Follow the steps to playback video from Event List. 32 .

the exporting process may take about 10 minutes to 1 hour. such as an USB ThumbDrive®. That means the video will be exported to the external device instead of the built-in DVD+RW. and the exported video will be saved as *.1 ezBurn Introduction Built with the ezBurn technology.4. TWO keys (SEARCH and COPY) and THREE touches are all what’s needed for completing the export.drv file format. NOTE: Once an external device is connected to the DVR unit. such as a USB ThumbDrive. and it can only be played using the remote player software. 4. without needing to enter the OSD setup menu. The ezBurn exporting process is illustrated as below figure: The entire process is described step by step in the following sections. According to the size of video. ezBurn function provides users the easier way to export desired video with built-in DVD+RW or to an external device. The entire exporting process will be done through the front panel. make sure the device is connected to the DVR unit and the port has been set appropriately for video export. NOTE: The file exported using ezBurn will be in . If the video is to be exported to an external device.drv file.DVR User’s Manual 4.4 Video Export The unit allows users to export wanted video to the built-in DVD+RW or an external device. 33 . the device has priority over the built-in DVD+RW.

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

4. a warning message will be shown on the screen • Press ENTER to start the export the whole event video to the connected device.5 Dome Control The DVR allows users to control a dome camera by the front panel. press ESC or DOME. users can press CHANNEL key to display the desired dome camera in full screen. The information shown is “read only”.terminals on the dome camera to the D+. or. • See Setup Guide for RS-485 port pin definition. • After entering the playback mode. In dome control mode.3 Export Event Video To export event video.DVR User’s Manual 4. D. refer to Section Searching Recorded Video. R. press CALL + ENTER to open the OSD setup menu of the dome camera.terminals on the RS-485 port by RS-485 cable respectively. • Connect the R+. press the DOME key and press channel key 2 to display the hint screen. To exit the Dome Control mode and return to live mode.5. press ESC to abort. 4. press CALL + UP/DOWN keys to move up/down. In Live mode. press COPY. 35 . 4. and CALL + ENTER to select or enter submenu. To play event video. ezBurn confirmation Selected Device: Built-in-DVD+RW All data on the disc will be erased.1 Dome Connection Follow the steps to install dome camera. CALL + RIGHT/LEFT to change value or to move left/right. To traverse the menu. The “ezBurn” window will display as below figure. 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. To enter Dome Control mode. Refer to the connection figure illustrated in Setup Guide. follow these steps: • Press SEARCH and play wanted event video.

DVR User’s Manual 4. then select <RS485 Setup> from the System Setup menu and press ENTER. RS485 Setup Unit ID Baud Rate Bits Stop Parity 224 9600 8 1 None 36 . 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. From the Main menu.5. select <Camera Setup> and press ENTER. NOTE: The settings become effective after saving the changes and exiting from the menu. The following menu is displayed. Select <System Setup> in Main menu. Users are allowed to change the RS-485 settings of the DVR.2 Dome Protocol Setup The Dome Protocol item lists the available dome protocols for communicating with dome cameras connected to the DVR.3 RS485 Setup The DVR controls the dome cameras via RS-485 communication protocol. 4. 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.5. The following menu is displayed.

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

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

press 2 again to toggle the Hint Screen. • Set the <Go Preset> of the selected preset number to <Yes>.DVR User’s Manual • Press 1 to access the Set/Go Preset function. The Dome Preset menu is displayed. Now the preset is set and ready to be called. 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. and press ENTER to save the position.5. A Hint Screen shown as below figure will be displayed on the screen. and press ENTER to call the preset point. • Press a Channel key to view the corresponding camera in full screen. • Press 2 to hide the dome control Hint Screen. • Now the selected dome camera rotates to the preset position automatically. 39 .6 Calling Preset Points Follow the steps to call preset points. • Press 1 to access the Set/Go Preset function. • 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. 4. • Then press DOME to enter dome control mode.

Using the software.DVR User’s Manual 5. 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. WAN or Internet on a personal computer. 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. please refer to the sections above for setting configuration of the remote monitoring software. must match the network configuration Personal Computer Hard Disk Drive Operating System Web Browser Monitor Resolution Network Card 40 . and configure the DVRs remotely via a LAN.40GHz RAM 512 MB Recommended: Intel® Core™2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2. including the preset “admin” and two other accounts 5. Due to the setting items are similar to those listed in the DVR’s OSD setup menu.0 or above Minimum 1024 x 768 with 16-bit color 10Base-T (10 Mbps) or 100Base-TX (100 Mbps) operation. Windows Vista Microsoft Internet Explorer version 6.4GHZ RAM 2 GB Requires 20 MB for software installation Windows XP.1 Remote Monitoring System Requirements Items Requirements Minimum: Intel® Pentium® M CPU 1. users are allowed to view live and recorded video. Remote Monitoring Software The remote monitoring software is a remote browser-based software application designed to operate with the DVR products.

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

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

006” should be entered as “192.080. the IP address should be entered as “192. The IP address of the DVR can be saved as a Favorites item in the web browser to enable easy access in the future.6:81”.2.68. • Enter the IP address of the DVR in the address bar at the top of the browser. it can be started either by clicking on the desktop icon.80. • The ActiveX controls and plug-ins dialog will show twice for confirmation. click <Yes> to accept ActiveX plug-ins. • A version check starts to verify whether the remote monitoring software was installed already. the Login Screen is now displayed. or by using the Start menu to access it.80. for example.DVR User’s Manual 5. and also check if the version is the same as that stored in that particular DVR. NOTE: Do not enter any leading “0” characters in the address.2 Install Remote Monitoring Software Start the browser to initiate the installation of the remote monitoring software on the PC. • Start the IE.068. The remote monitoring software plug-ins will be downloaded and installed on the PC automatically when the connection is successfully made.68. This process may take up to 30 seconds.6”. take port 81 for example. 43 . “192. If the default trigger port 80 is changed into another one. • When the software is completely downloaded and installed.

The process may take a few seconds. click on the Favorite entry for the unit (if the IP address of the unit has been set). the remote system is logout and disconnected from the DVR at the same time. • If the connection is made successfully. the main window will display live video of the attached cameras. The login username and password can be saved to ease future login. The default username and password is admin / 1234.2. • Enter the Username and password. Alternatively.DVR User’s Manual 5. if the “admin” account is currently accessing the unit’s OSD setup menu via front panel of the unit. The “admin” account of the DVR has priority. One preset account “admin” and up to two other accounts can access a DVR at the same time. 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. then the “admin” account at the remote monitoring site cannot change the settings at the same time. The authority is also the same as setup in the DVR. 44 . If the IE browser is closed. • Click <OK> to login to the DVR.2. Nevertheless.1 Login / Logout Login using the same accounts setup in the DVR.

Choose desired display mode – full-screen. • Start the IE again and enter the IP address of the DVR in the Address bar of the browser. refer to the following sections. the main window of the remote monitoring software will be displayed. When a dome camera is connected and viewed in single channel full-screen mode. upgrade will be prompted while accessing the unit.2 Software Upgrades If a new version of the remote monitoring software is available on the DVR.3.3 Basic Operation for Remote Monitor When a DVR is successfully connected.DVR User’s Manual 5.1 View Live Video View live video from the cameras attached to the DVR by clicking <Live> button on the main window toolbar. Follow the steps to upgrade the software. The functions on the remote monitoring software will be described in the following sections. or if the unit address is set as a Favorite site. the dome camera control operation can be accessed. the Login Screen will be displayed. 5. 45 . Click <Yes> to accept version upgrade. 5.2. To choose desired display mode and to operate dome camera control. • When the software is completely downloaded and installed. Please refer to the Setup Guide for the graphical illustration of functional items.2. click the Favorites entry for the unit. 2x2 windows. • The message as the above figure will be prompted. 3x3 windows. and 4x4 windows – after the live images of the DVR are displayed on the main window.

The preset position is named as the selected number.1. Go Preset (• ) Go Preset is used to call the camera preset point.F.3. The items on the dome control panel are described as follows.3. 46 .DVR User’s Manual 5.1 Select Display Mode Choose the number of windows to be displayed on the main window. Click and choose a number to call the preset point for viewing. 9 and 16 camera displays. which was set up with the set preset point function. To view certain window in full screen. Panasonic (C & N).) Click on it and the focus of the camera will be automatically adjusted to show a clearer image. Auto Focus (A.1.2 Operate Cameras with Dome Control The remote monitoring software allows users to control and configure a dome camera remotely. Available selections are 4. or click on the corresponding CAMERA button. Use Direction buttons to move dome camera to an appropriate position. Proper authority is required to access this function. 5. The Dome Control Panel will be displayed on the main window. and Pelco (Pelco P & Pelco D) domes. and then click the button and choose wanted number from the pull-down list. JVC. The remote monitoring software allows its user to set up to 255 preset positions with DynaColor. Set Preset (•) Set Preset is used to set up preset positions. 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. Click one of the display buttons in MODE section. Fastrax. either double-click on the wanted window. American Dynamics.

NOTE: The instant recording video will be saved as *. • Click on the button again to stop recording. Direction Button This button is used to pan and/or tilt the dome camera. • Click <Play> on main window toolbar and click <Local Playback> tab.3. NOTE: The Audio function is set to OFF as the default setting. Click on <Iris +> to open iris or <Iris −> to close iris. Click the arrows in the directions to be viewed. 5.2. 5.2 Playback Instant Recorded Video Follow the steps to playback a video recorded by “Instant Recording”.DVR User’s Manual Focus +/− Use to adjust the camera lens to focus on objects for a clear view. Iris +/− This item is used to open and close the iris to let more or less light into the camera. 47 .3. Zoom-in to enlarge a certain area and zoom-out to view more area. Zoom +/− Users are allowed to zoom-in or zoom-out using the adjusting buttons. • Select the destination folder to save the video.1 Record Video Instantly Follow the steps to start recording instantly: • Click on the <Instant Recording> button.2.2 Instant Recording The Instant Recording function allows users to record video quickly to the PC. 5.3. • Click <OK> to start playing the recorded video. Click on <Focus +> to focus near or <Focus −> to focus far. • Click <Open> to choose a recorded file.drv file.

The <Remote Playback> screen will be displayed.1 Playback Remote Video To view remote video. To access the Playback screen. <Verify> is provided for users to authenticate if the exported video is altered. To playback remote video segments. <Local Playback> enables users to playback a recorded video file stored on the hard disk drive of the PC. The <From> and <To> in the <Available Record Video> display the date and time from which recorded video is available for playback. • The other way to select date and time is by moving the blue sliding bar. or click <Close> to abort. and then <Remote Playback> tab. <Remote Playback> allows users to play back from the DVR. There are three tabs in the Playback screen: <Remote Playback>. • In <Start> field. 48 . To type directly: Click on day. click <Play> button on the main window toolbar. users can change the date and time either by typing desired numbers directly or using the arrow buttons. follow these steps: • Choose <Playback> in <Select> field for playback recorded video. • Click <OK> to start the playback. or from the hard disk drive of the PC. month and year of date field respectively. click <Play> on the main window toolbar. minute and second of time field. <Local Playback>. then click the left and right arrow at the top of the calendar to change the date.3.3. and type the desired numbers directly.3. Follow above steps to adjust the hour. and <Verify> tabs. either remote playback or local playback. 5. To use the arrow buttons: Click on the arrow button next to the date field to display the calendar. Use up and down arrow next to the time field to change to the wanted time.3 Playback Video The remote monitoring software allows users to either view recorded video from the DVR. The DVR continues recording while playing back recorded video on the PC.DVR User’s Manual 5.

5. click repeatedly to move backward step-by-step.DVR User’s Manual • The other option <Download (. • View the video playback using the Playback controls.2 Playback Local *. Click to play the recorded video in forward direction. 4×. the remote monitoring software is in Playback Mode. Files downloaded will be in *. Click repeatedly to select the backward playback speed: 1×. 2.drv format. ⊲⊲ Fast Backward / Step Backward ⊳⊳ Fast Forward / Step Forward 49 . 8×.drv Files The <Local Playback> tab allows users to playback *. or 32×. • To end the playback. click repeatedly to move forward step-by-step.3. 4×. click <Live> to return to live video. • Click <OK> in the <Local Playback> Screen to start the playback.3. Click repeatedly to select the forward playback speed: 1×.3.drv video files stored in the PC's hard drive. 16×. When paused. 8×. 16×. The selection of time duration is the same as described above. Click to play the recorded video in backward direction.3 Playback Controls When the local or remote video is being played. The playback controls toolbar will emerge on the main window toolbar. 2×.drv file with the remote monitoring software. click to resume the playback. 1. or 32×. 5.DRV)> in <Select> field enables users to download the video segment of selected date and time to the PC. • Click <Open> and the file selection screen is displayed.drv video file for playback and click <OK>. The Playback controls and indicators are described as below. While playing. 2. 2×. Follow below steps to playback a downloaded *. • Select the *. When playback is paused. Icon Name Description 1. click to pause the playback. ⊳ / ⌷⌷ Play / Pause 1. or click <Cancel> to abort. 2.3. When playback is paused.

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

the <Delete Files> screen displays as below.DVR User’s Manual 5. • Click the <Delete Files> button in the <Temporary Internet Files> field. • Select <Tools> from the main menu of the web browser. enter the IP address of the DVR to make the connection again. and then click the <General> tab.3. 51 . • Check the <Delete all offline content> box and click <OK>. • Now. please follow the steps to delete the temporary internet files.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. then <Internet Options>.

75 ohm 800 × 600. 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. Support ThumbDrive® or DVD+RW Export Storage Alarm ×8.O. Pelco P. ×4 Line-in Terminal Block. 75 ohm BNC × 1. 1. 1. System Setup.0Vp-p. Alarm. AXIS. ×8 Line-in Terminal Block. Specifications Video Operation System Input 4ch Model 8ch Model Embedded ( Linux ) BNC×4. ×16 Line-in UTP Supported Main out RCA × 1. 1.264 / MJPEG Recording Mode Schedule.0 Ports. AD422./N. ACTi. Panasonic 52 . Recording. Vivotek. Terminal Block Alarm Relay Output x1. Fastrax 2. Dynacolor Remote Control Software Central Management System (CMS).. 1 Channel Line-Out Compression Method Proprietary Data Rate 8 KB/s per channel Recording Compression Method H. 10/100 Mbps Compatible IP Camera SONY. 1280 × 1024 pixels@60 Hz (Optional) NTSC: 30 PPS/Per channel.C. Terminal Block Alarm Detection N.0Vp-p. 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.DVR User’s Manual Appendix A: Technical Specifications All specifications are subject to change without notice. Pelco D. 1 Channel Line-Out Output Call Audio RCA × 1. Terminal Block ×16. Remote Software Remote Operation Monitor. Terminal Block Alarm Input ×4. 1. 75 ohm BNC×8. Trigger Level Adjustable Motion Detection Video Loss Detection Programmable Communication Network Connectivity Ethernet RJ-45 Connector. SATA Build-in Storage Interface Cartridge / DVD+RW Optional ×3 USB 2. Sensitivity. Programmable 16 × 12 Grid Array. Playback.0Vp-p.0Vp-p. Adjustable Image Size 1KB to 20KB/Picture Storage Mode Linear / Circular Data Life Time Yes (Programmable) Storage ×3. Archive RS-485 Terminal Block Dome Control Protocol DSCP. 1. 1024 × 768. Dome Camera Control.0Vp-p. 75 ohm BNC×16. 75 ohm 4ch UTP 8ch UTP 16ch UTP Up to 2ch Up to 4ch BNC × 1.

2 × 19.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 (14.1 × 8.5 Kg (12.4 lbs) -5°C ~ 40°C (23 °F ~ 104 °F)) 10% ~ 90% Non-condensing AC 100~240V.2 × 3.7 inches) 5.6 inches) 7 Kg (15.5 × 13. 60W Adaptor 53 .1 lbs) 410 × 210 × 500 mm (16. 50-60 Hz.

This leads to an economical and fast installation of surveillance. Step 1: Connect the DVR and the UTP Camera via the UTP cable (CAT5). For instance. 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).DVR User’s Manual Appendix B: Connect UTP Camera UTP. The Versatile H. 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. switch the video source 1 to ON. 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. NOTE: The DVR should be powered OFF before the installation of the UTP Camera. is a popular type of cables that is one of the most common medium in telecommunication industry. The correct setting is shown as below. Step 2: On the back panel of the DVR. switch the video source to ON (UTP). short for Unshielded Twisted Pair. Video Source Selection 54 . if a UTP Camera will be installed to channel 1. Follow the steps below to complete the UTP camera installation.264 DVR provides the option to connect UTP cameras.

and the DVR will start to boot. Bad Video Output Step 3: Plug in the power adapter to the DVR. CH3.77 Video Quality Excellent Excellent Good Good 55 . NOTE: The UTP Board provides power up to 5. If the power consumption of the camera is more than 5. For instance. or CH4 will be installed.5W. or it may cause loss or weakening of signal.DVR User’s Manual Follow the same procedure if more UTP Cameras to CH2.04 4.5W. the UTP Board will start beeping. if a UTP Camera is already installed to channel 1. Distance Meters / Feet 0 100 / 328 200 / 656 300 / 984 UTP-Converter Power Output (W) 5. NOTE: Do NOT insert both BNC and UTP video sources to the same channel simultaneously. do not install another camera to the BNC port of channel 1. The following table shows performance at different distances. The installation is complete.256 5.526 5. or the video will not function correctly and it may cause the video to look like the figure below. NOTE: The length of each UTP cable should NOT exceed 300 meters (or 984 feet).

A RJ-45 connector is positioned at the other end of the converter.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. 56 . which allows the transmission of power and video signal through one CAT5 cable. do NOT connect it to the UTP Converter. and connect with the DVR using an Ethernet CAT5 cable. the other for connecting with power jack of the camera. The UTP converter has two cables at one end: one cable for connecting with the camera’s BNC video connector. connect the BNC and power connectors to camera respectively. Installation: To build up an UTP connection using the UTP converter.5W. If the power consumption of the camera is higher than 5.5W. Connect the UTP converter and the UTP DVR using a CAT5 cable. NOTE: The UTP Converter can provide power up to 5.

Brand Model Name Barracuda ES.DVR User’s Manual Appendix D: Recommended HDDs Refer to the following list for some recommended HDDs to be used in the DVR.11 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 7200.2 Seagate Barracuda 7200.

The management port is 80 and the RTSP port is 554.168. Access the System menu and click on the “Network” tab to find the management port and the RTSP port. Login using the administrator’s username and password (for example: Admin & 1234).DVR User’s Manual Appendix E: IP Camera Installation The following is an example of the installation of a NH Series IP camera. Step 1. Enter the IP address (for example: 192. 58 .242) of the NH Series IP camera to access its web management page. Step 2.1.

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

Sharpness=128.168. Access the <Device Setup> menu to enter device setting parameters: Image Resolution=quadvga. Access the <Connection Setup> menu to enter connection setting parameters: Account=Admin. If the parameters are different. The DVR will reboot in order to apply the change. Step 8. Enter the Hostname/IP as 192.242 NH Series No Step 7. set Advance Streaming Option to <ON> and the values can be modified manually.DVR User’s Manual Step 5. and Streaming Format=MPEG4. 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 9.1. Device Setup Product ID Image Resolution Sharpness Brightness Contrast Apply NH Series vga 128 25 128 No 60 . Access the OSD setup menu of the DVR to select the number of IP cameras to be connected: <System Setup> <IP Camera Support>. Access the <Camera Setup> menu of the DVR to setup the IP camera. 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. the Streaming Port and Streaming Protocol will be setup automatically. Password=1234.242 and select model as NH Series. Step 6.1. and Compression=128. Brightness=25. Management Port=80. If Advance Streaming Option is set to <OFF>. H264 or MJPEG. Select the channel that is reserved for IP camera.168.

Try to connect the IP camera via the browser directly and see if the video shows correctly. Reduce the GOV/GOP setting. the problem might be bandwidth and performance. Audio 2. and <Streaming Format> are set correctly. confirm items in <Device Setup> menu and see if the settings are correct. Check if the target IP device is supported by the DVR. Alarm I/O 3. Step 11. or FPS of the IP camera. If the <Model> selected is supported by the DVR. and <Management Port> in <Connection Setup> is correct. Try to connect the IP camera via the browser directly and see if the video shows correctly. Make sure that <Model>. Step 12. Limitation: The following function is not supported for IP cameras. Status Model Streaming Format Resolution PPS Bandwidth Pkg. perform the following checks: 1. 3. <Streaming Protocol>. 4. <Password>. lost rate NH Series MPEG4 640x480 15. Reduce the resolution. 1.00 62.DVR User’s Manual Step 10. Set <Apply> to <Yes> and the device setting parameters will be applied. Check the menu item <Hostname/IP>. Access <IP Camera> <Status> and the current status of the IP camera will be displayed as shown below. Set <IP Camera> <Activated> to <Yes> and the video from the IP camera should be displaying on the screen after a few seconds. If everything seems to be correct. The information is “read only”. <Streaming Port>. 2. Motion Detection 61 . quality. Make sure the settings of the items <Account>.53 KB/Sec 0.00% Troubleshooting: If the video does not show on the screen.

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 .

The DVR Selection key is used to switch control between each DVR. press “DVR SEL” and then press “2” immediately. Change the DVR Unit ID to any number between 224 and 239. and then press “ESC” to do so. The only difference between the remote control and the front panel keys is the “DVR SEL” key. Use the front panel of the DVR. and exit the menu. and then press the Remote Control # immediately to select the DVR. and then press the Remote control # to switch between DVRs.DVR User’s Manual The keys of the remote control function as the keys of the front panel of the DVR. <Main Menu> <System Setup> <RS485 Setup> <Unit ID>. To setup the remote control. The remote control can be used to control up to 16 DVRs. assuming the DVR Unit ID is set to 225. For example. Now. press “DVR SEL”. the remote control will only be able to control the specified DVR. and follow this path to change the DVR Unit ID. setup the “DVR SEL” of the remote control. Press “DVR SEL”. To exit the single DVR control mode. the first thing is to assign a unique DVR Unit ID to each DVR. The ID Table is listed below for reference. 63 . 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. Press “DVR SEL”.

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

0.168.200 Trigger port: 81 • To change the setting of the router.168.0.167 Trigger port: 80 DVR 2 IP: 192.DVR User’s Manual Following is an example of how the router should be set. The setup screen will be shown after entering the correct username and password. 65 . • Connect to D-Link DI-724P+ from PC via IE.100 DVR 1 IP: 192. • Click the <Advanced> tab and follow the steps to set up web port forward to DVR 1. Router (D-Link DI-724P+) WAN IP: 218.54.168.160.13 LAN IP: 192.0.168.1 PC IP: 192.0. a PC with web browser is required.

Click <Apply>. • If there are more than one DVR behind the router. F. 66 . • Click <Continue> to go on when the following screen displays. E. B. E. Choose <TCP> as the Protocol Type. C. Choose <TCP> as the Protocol Type.13:81.54. Enter Public Port: 80. Click <Always> for the Schedule setting. repeat the steps for port mapping setting. H. Enter the name of the setting in the Name field: DVR 1.DVR User’s Manual A. Enter the name of the setting in the Name field: DVR 2. Enter Private Port: 80. • Follow the steps to set up web port forward to DVR 2. G. Select <Enabled> to set up the service. Enter Public Port: 81. H.160. Click <Always> for the Schedule setting. B.160. G. C. Enter Private IP: 200 D. • Now DVR 1 can be connected via http://218. F. A. Click <Enabled> to set up the service. Click <Apply>. Enter Private IP: 167 D.54.13:80 and DVR 2 can be connected via http://218. Enter Private Port: 81.

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