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Alien DVR Client

The Alien DVR Client for the BlackBerry Device
Overview ........................................................................................................................................ 2 Installing the BlackBerry Client via ‘BlackBerry Desktop Manager’ ........................................... 2 Configuring the Alien DVR Client .............................................................................................. 6 Connecting to the Alien DVR and Viewing a Camera Channel.................................................. 10 Stopping Image Preview............................................................................................................ 11 Enlarging the Viewed Picture.................................................................................................... 12 Controlling a PTZ ..................................................................................................................... 13

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The screen shots in this document have been produced using BlackBerry Desktop Manager version 4.Alien DVR Client Overview The BlackBerry client for the Alien DVR needs to be installed via a PC using BlackBerry Desktop Manager. Installing the BlackBerry Client via ‘BlackBerry Desktop Manager’ Launch the BlackBerry Desktop Manager and connect the device. then select the Application Launcer Page 2 of 13 .7 and a BlackBerry 8820.

then navigate to the folder containing the BlackBerry client then select ‘AlienDVRInstaller.Alien DVR Client When connected. You need to Add the Alien Client to this application list. click on the Start button beneath Add/Remove Applications Wait while the Desktop Manager interrogates your device The next window displays applications available for adding/removing from your device.alx’ Page 3 of 13 . so click on ‘Browse’.

click on ‘Next’ to perform this task. A summary dialog appears next. click on ‘Finish’ to perform the installation The installer starts and then displays a progress dialog Page 4 of 13 .Alien DVR Client Wait for the device to be scanned again The dialog window returns with the AlienDVRInstaller listed with an Action of ‘Install’.

the Desktop Manager displays a ‘Update complete’ dialog The device can now be disconnected from the PC and the client manually configured with the DVR details to which you wish to connect.Alien DVR Client After installing the application. Page 5 of 13 .

Alien DVR Client Configuring the Alien DVR Client To configure the Alien Client as follows … Launch the Alien DVR application from the desktop icon & select English Language Press the Menu button then select ‘Browse Device’ The Device List appears but is initially blank Page 6 of 13 .

you must ensure that your internet service has DNS resolution. Page 7 of 13 . If connecting to a device over the internet this should be a valid public address or your own DNS name registered with a DNS provider. You may connect via WiFi to a local internal device or one via the internet.Alien DVR Client Press the Menu button and select ‘Add’ Enter a descriptive name for the DVR you are connecting to Enter a static IP address or a DNS name. To connect to a DNS name.

this is 8000 but may have been changed. Page 8 of 13 . Enter the password for the selected username The default admin password is 12345 Passwords are numeric only. By default.Alien DVR Client Enter the device port used by the DVR. Enter the username with which you are gouing to connect to the DVR. Note: Admin with a uppercase ‘A’ is wrong. By default this is ‘admin’ beginning with a lower case ‘a’.

Alien DVR Client Select how you wish to connect Internet connections can be via a 2G / 3G Press the menu button and Save the settings Page 9 of 13 .

The device channel listing appears. Stroke the centre-nipple button right / left to scroll the display and select additional channels. Select ‘Yes’ grants permission to continue. Page 10 of 13 .Alien DVR Client Connecting to the Alien DVR and Viewing a Camera Channel Having installed the client and defined a DVR within the client you can connect as follows… Highlight and select the required DVR from the list You will receive a warning that the application is attempting low-level network access and essentially that cost may be incurred to continue.

The flashing blue arrows in the top right hand corner indicate that data transfer is taking place. Stopping Image Preview To stop the data transfer from the DVR and return to the Channel selector list.Alien DVR Client Select the required Channel to view and the picture should appear after a few seconds. press the Menu button and select ‘Stop Preview’ Page 11 of 13 .

This image is shown ‘normal size’ This image is shown ‘zoomed’ Page 12 of 13 .Alien DVR Client Enlarging the Viewed Picture The preview image can be zoomed slightly using the ‘Zoom in’ option.

End of Document Page 13 of 13 . Select ‘Stop PTZ’ from the menu to release PTZ control.Alien DVR Client Controlling a PTZ Press the menu button and select ‘Start PTZ’ then gently stroke the centre nipple-button to move the PTZ. Be aware that hardware limitations within the BlackBerry device limit the device’s performance and PTZ control may be slow to respond.