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Versatile H.

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

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

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

.................................4 Rear Panel Connections..............3 Device Setup ...........1............................................................27 4......2 Connection Setup............12 3....................................15 3.......................................6......3 Per Camera Configuration.........................................................................................26 3..................6............................................................17 3..........................................................16 3..................6..............................................................................................19 3........................................................................................ 11 3...........................2 Preset Record Configuration .. Basic Operation ....................................14 3.........................................1 Viewing Modes ............................................................6 Data Lifetime .....................3 Viewing Live Cameras..........................21 3.............................7 Circular Recording....DVR User’s Manual Table of Content 1.......................5 Status .............................................................................................................20 3..............................................................................24 3...........................1..2 Digital Zoom .....5 ezRecord Setup...........................................................................................................2 Function Keys.........................26 4........................... General System Setup ...................................................................................24 3...............8 Audio Recording....1 Viewing Live / Playback Video .....................9 Purge Data .............4 System Date / Time Setting ........................25 3...1...........................................8 2........5..........1 LED Definition ............................2.......23 3................2 Entering OSD Setup Menu ............................................1 Front Panel Introduction .....1 Set Date / Time................................5.......................................................................................................................................................................................................28 Freeze Live Image..............................................................................8 2....................................................19 3...........22 3................7 2..............................................5.......................................25 3..........17 3..................................1.....................6...............9 3... Overview .................4.........8 2..............28 4.........6. System Setup.............1 User Management...............................................................................6...........................................1 Schedule Setup ................................................................................................6...............................................................27 4...4 Activated ........................................................1......1 Position the Unit..................4................................27 4...............................21 3........................... 11 3.......22 3......2 Selecting Video Format....................................................21 3.............18 3.......................................1 IP Camera Information ...............................6 Record Schedule / Quality Setting ..........................3 Power Up / Down the Unit ............................................................................................................3 Connecting Devices to the Unit.......................23 3......28 4 .5.....................................................6.....................................5...........6.....................4 Record Event Video Only ...........................................................................................5 IP Camera Setting ............................. 11 3.8 2.........................................2 Daylight Saving Time......

.....................1...................1 View Live Video ............................................................................................1....1........................................................3...2.............................................................................................................................3..35 Dome Control......46 5.........3 4.......................31 4......................29 Sequence Setup ......30 4..............50 5.......3......2 Dome Protocol Setup ............................5 Setting Preset Points ..................3.................................................................2 Sequence with Call Monitor...................4 4..45 5..................45 5...........................................................2 Getting Start of Installation...........................................47 5.......................3......................38 4......................................2..2 Searching by Event ...........................45 5.................drv Files ..............................29 Pause Playback and Single Step Forward ........................................................................................................1 Login / Logout ...............5 Viewing Recorded Video .....................................3 Basic Operation for Remote Monitor...3.........................1 Remote Monitoring System Requirements ...............................3...................................2 Instant Recording ...5...........................................................................................1 Playback Remote Video.......................50 5 ...36 4...............40 5.........................................................................................................43 5.............................5....................................................................................................................3.5.............3.....................31 4.4 Dome Controlling Keys...................1 ezBurn Introduction .............................................................35 4.................30 Searching Recorded Video ................ Remote Monitoring Software....................................2.39 4.....5 Search from Event List .........44 5.........35 4...2...............34 4.........3..................................................47 5......3.....................46 5.................................................5.......................2..........................................................2..1 Record Video Instantly .......2 Install Remote Monitoring Software....................3...............5............28 Key Usage in Playback ....3.........2 Playback Instant Recorded Video ....................................2......3 Playback Video..................3......2 Export Normal Video .........................47 5.........................2......3..........................6 Calling Preset Points ...................3.........3 RS485 Setup ..............................36 4....................................................................1 Sequence with Main Monitor ....41 5.3........5..1 Dome Connection.....................................................4 Verify Digital Signature ..........................................................................................................................40 5.........1 Select Display Mode ..........DVR User’s Manual 4..2 Playback Local *...................32 Video Export .................3 Export Event Video.......49 5.................4.............48 5..........................1 Changing Internet Settings ......2 Software Upgrades .............................................37 4...............2 4...........3 Playback Controls .....33 4....49 5...................41 5...2.............4...........................48 5...............................................1 Searching by Time.........4................................................................30 4.............................2 Operate Cameras with Dome Control .33 4.....................................4 5................................................2...................

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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etc. Refer to Setup Guide for detailed pin definitions. The number of connectors is equal to the number of channels. The BNC call monitor connector allows users to connect the DVR with an optional call monitor. The following figure shows the connectors by name. and Audio In devices. RS-485. The reason is because the DVR can recognize the external devices only after the power-up process is done completely. VGA output connector is optional. The definition of pins varies for different models. 9 . The main monitor displays live image and playback recorded video in either full-screen or split-window format. such as USB ThumbDrive® or any USB devices. and followed by the detailed description of each connector. 2.4 Rear Panel Connections There are various connectors on the rear panel for the DVR installations. Video Input A group of BNC connectors is offered for video input streams from installed cameras. Main Monitor (BNC/ VGA) BNC and VGA output connectors are offered for connecting to a main monitor. Alarm I/O & RS485 & Audio In Terminal block connectors are provided to offer users the flexibility to connect the DVR to Alarm I/O. Call Monitor The call monitor is used to display full screen video of all installed cameras in sequence. make sure those devices are connected only after the unit is powered up.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.

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

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

• In live full screen view mode. SEARCH. 12 . on the front panel of the DVR. press ESC for five seconds to lock up the function of certain keys. press keys 1~9 to input number 1~9. and press key 10 to input number 0. Direction Keys • In Zoom mode.2 Function Keys This section describes the functional keys. ESC • Press to cancel or exit from certain mode or OSD setup menu without changing the settings made previously. including PLAY. press this key to make the selection or save settings. Please refer to the Setup Guide for the graphical illustration of functional keys. • If the password protection has been enabled. press UP/ DOWN. • In the OSD setup menu. the LEFT/ RIGHT keys are used to move the cursor to previous or next fields.1. these keys function as Direction keys. • In Dome Control mode. which are for normal operation. The number of the CHANNEL keys corresponds to the number of cameras supported by the unit. the key “2” is used to hide or display the dome camera setting parameters. MENU. To change the value in the selected field. ENTER / ZOOM • In OSD setup menu or selection interface. press it again to exit Zoom mode. press this key to view a 2× zoom image. • In OSD virtual keyboard. Once users lock up the function of these keys. 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. CHANNEL • In both Live and Playback modes.DVR User’s Manual 3. press the CHANNEL key to view the corresponding video in full screen. the key “1” is used to access the Set/Go preset menu. and DOME.

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

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

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

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

time and other OSD parameters in Date/Time menu (under System Setup menu). 17 .4. it is strongly recommended to format the HDDs to avoid database corruption. The date and time of previously recorded video will not be changed. 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. 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. LEFT / RIGHT keys are used to move the cursor to previous or next field. the menu displays as follows. and UP / DOWN are used to change the value in the selected field. In OSD setup menu.DVR User’s Manual 3. Use the UP / DOWN keys to change the setting. ENTER is for selecting. NOTE: If time settings have to be changed in any case. select <System Setup> and press ENTER. NOTE: The new date / time setting applies to record new video. The login account should have authority to access the System Setup menu. then select <Date/Time> to access the Date/Time menu.1 Set Date / Time Set Date / Time Select <Date> / <Time> and press ENTER to adjust the settings.

DST Start / End The items are used to program the daylight saving duration. Select <ON> to enable. the option starts blinking. Use the UP / DOWN keys to change the format. <M/D/Y> or <D/M/Y>. Use UP / DOWN keys to change the setting. “Y” represents “Year”. There are three options to select from: <Y/M/D>. Use UP / DOWN keys to change the setting. the DST Start / End time and DST Bias will be grayed out and cannot be accessed. or <OFF> to disable the function. 3.2 Daylight Saving Time Daylight Saving Time The item is for people who live in certain regions to observe Daylight Saving Time. DST Bias The item allows users to set the amount of time to move forward from the standard time for daylight saving time. Time Display Mode Users can set the time format to <12 hour> or <24 hour>. Date / Time Order The item is used to set the order of date / time display to <Date First> or <Time First>. The available options are in minutes. 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.DVR User’s Manual Date Display Mode This function allows users to set the OSD display type of the date.4. NOTE: If this function is enabled. “S” indicates summer time and “W” indicates wintertime. If the function is disabled. Use LEFT / RIGHT keys to move the cursor to the next or previous field. Move to the item and press ENTER. UP / DOWN to change the settings in the selected field. 18 . “M” represents “Month” and “D” represents “Day”.

The supported channels of IP cameras will be from the largest numbers.168. Hostname/IP Access this item to enter the hostname or IP address of the IP camera. The menu will be shown as follows. for example CH16 for 16ch models. Model Access this item to select the model of the connected IP camera. menu items 3 to 5 will be grayed out and cannot be accessed.X NH Series No NOTE: If the IP camera is already activated.1 IP Camera Information IP Camera Title Access this item to enter the name of the IP camera to be shown on the monitor. NOTE: The DVR must be rebooted in order to apply the change of IP Camera Support option. To configure setting of an IP camera. 3. 19 .5.DVR User’s Manual 3.X. access <Camera Setup> and select the channel with the largest number. 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. for example 192.5 IP Camera Setting The distinctive hybrid solution of the DVR enables users to connect IP camera(s) while others are analog cameras.X.1.123. IP Camera IP Camera Select IP Camera Title Hostname/IP Model Connection Setup Device Setup Activated Status CH16 CH16 X.

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

3.00 20 KB/Sec 0. NOTE: Once the connection to the IP camera is activated. and <Connection Setup> will be grayed out and cannot be accessed. NOTE: The <Device Setup> menu may have fewer or more menu items according to different IP camera models. NOTE: For an example of step-by-step IP camera setup. select <No>. Status Model Streaming Format Resolution PPS Bandwidth Pkg.5 Status After the connection to the IP camera is activated. etc. 3. image quality. menu items <Hostname/IP>. To deactivate the connection. 3.1% The information shown on the monitor is “read only”.3 Device Setup Enter <Device Setup> to configure the basic settings of the IP camera. The basic settings include the IP camera’s product name.5. NOTE: The administrator account and password of the IP camera should be entered in order to change the basic settings. Set the item <Apply> to <Yes> to apply the changes. users can check the connection status.DVR User’s Manual IP Dome Protocol If the connected device is an IP Dome Camera. image adjustment. please refer to Appendix E: IP Camera Installation. 21 .5. then select an appropriate IP Dome Protocol from the provided options. <Model>.4 Activated Access this item and select <Yes> to activate the connection to the IP camera. The menu will be shown as below. lost rate **** MPEG4 640*480 15.5.

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

5 Mid 30 Best Both • First select a Camera for setting its record configuration. The menu is displayed as below (Record Mode: 720×240@60PPS in NTSC / 720×288@50PPS in PAL). To increase one channel’s PPS.2 Preset Record Configuration The <Preset Config> is used to select the preset recording quality and frame rate. Half-D1 mode (NTSC: 720x240@60PPS. The image and recording settings from the selected camera will be displayed on the screen. PAL: 720x288@50PPS) Normal PPS Normal Size Event PPS Event Size 3. others’ may have to be reduced first.75 NTSC 15 NTSC 10 KB / Pic 10 KB / Pic (3. Per Camera Config Cameral Select Normal PPS Normal Size Event Max PPS Event Size Event Active Day 7. Event PPS is not restricted to this rule.5 Mid 30 Best Both Night 7. Change the value using UP / DOWN keys. Section Preset Record Configuration for more detailed information. Please note that the total normal PPS for all channels cannot exceed 60 NTSC (720×240@60PPS) / 50 PAL (720×288@50PPS). Please refer to OSD Setup Manual.5 PAL) 3. In normal circumstances. Press ESC to return to Record Setup menu. Below table shows the PPS and picture size under <Best Quality> in Half-D1 mode.5 Mid 30 Best Both CH1 Weekend 7. Press ENTER to confirm the settings or ESC to abort.6.3 Per Camera Configuration This function is used to set the Day / Night / Weekend PPS (Picture per Second) and Quality for each channel. since a smart event scheduler will handle the total PPS with a correct weighting.6.125 PAL) (12. it is strongly recommended to set the preset configuration as <Best Quality>. The Preset Configuration must be set to <OFF> for accessing these schedules. • • • • Move the cursor using Direction keys and press ENTER to select an item. 23 .DVR User’s Manual 3.

• • 24 . the larger the size of the HDD installed. the more days the unit can record. Select <ezRecord Setup> from <Record Setup> and press ENTER. 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. If yes. Refer to OSD Setup Manual. Move the cursor to the item <Preset Config>. Note that <Weekend Record> will be inaccessible if <Weekend Schedule> in <Schedule Setup> is set to <No>. and select <Event only>. • In the OSD setup menu. 3. use UP/DOWN to select <Yes> as to enable daytime recording. Repeat the same procedures through the 3rd and 4th item. and to make the setup much easier. or select <No> to disable. then press UP/DOWN to choose an option. respectively.DVR User’s Manual 3. In other words.6.5 ezRecord Setup This item aims to ease the complicated record settings.6.4 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. Move to <Daytime Record> and press ENTER. select <Record Setup> menu.5 Best Follow these steps to Setup ezRecord: • Select <How Many Days To Record> and press ENTER. This item will determine whether the DVR will record during daytime. The average normal PPS & Quality will be adjusted automatically. The maximum of days depends of the size of the installed HDD(s). Note that the item can be reached only when <ezRecord> is selected as the option for <Preset Config>. Section Preset Record Configuration for further information.

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

When no audio source device is connected.DVR User’s Manual 3.9 Purge Data This item is used to delete the Normal or Event recording video. Purge All Event Data The item is used to delete all event video from database(s). ENTER to select the item and UP / DOWN to adjust the value. Using UP / DOWN keys to select <Yes> and start the deletion by setting <Start to Purge> to <Yes>.6. Set this item to <Yes using UP / DOWN keys. 26 .6. and start the deletion by setting <Start to Purge> to <Yes>.8 Audio Recording When an audio source device is connected. Purge Event Before The item is used to delete event video before a specific date. 3. it will be automatically set to <ON>. move the cursor to <Purge Data> and press ENTER. In Record Setup menu. the Purge Data menu is displayed. it will be automatically set to <OFF>. Start to Purge After the video or data to be deleted are selected. audio input is recorded and saved with the video. set this item to <Yes> to start the deletion or choose <No> to cancel. 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. Use LEFT / RIGHT keys to move the cursor to next or previous field.

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

1. follow the steps.DVR User’s Manual 4. the unit will playback from the very beginning of the record. Freeze Live Image Press FREEZE while viewing live image. The Forward or Reverse speed indicator will be shown on the bottom-left of the screen in the playback mode. • Press ENTER to view 2× zoomed screen of the selected camera. users can select records from the Search menu to play specific video. • Either press ENTER again or ESC to leave the Zoom mode. 4. including full-screen. 28 . and the system clock continues running. use Direction keys to pan / tilt the zoomed screen. Press FREEZE to pause the live image. 2×2.3 Viewing Live Cameras Users are allowed to view live camera in versatile viewing modes. If it is the first time to use the PLAY key. • Press any CHANNEL key to view the corresponding camera in full screen. press SEQ key to switch on “deflicker function” to avoid gleaming of images. users can press PLAY key directly. Press SEQ again to switch “deflicker off” and the image will return to real D1 resolution. The general operation under live mode is described as follows.2 Digital Zoom Users are able to view a 2× full screen in live mode. To view the 2× full screen. NOTE: When playing back videos with mass motion recorded in D1 mode (resolution=720x480). the unit starts to continue playing back the recorded video from the suspended point of record. 4.1. press FREEZE again to resume the live camera view. Refer to section Searching Recorded Video for further information. After pressing the PLAY key.1. the image pauses but the date / time information does not. • To view a specific area in 2× zoomed screen. Alternatively. 3x3 and 4×4.4 Viewing Recorded Video To view recorded video.

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

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

31 . Enter the specific date and time of the wanted video. • Move the cursor to “From Time” and press ENTER will start playing recorded video from the specified “From Time”.1 Searching by Time Follow the steps to search video by date and time. • Either press PLAY again or ESC to return to live video. Alternatively.3 Searching Recorded Video The DVR is capable of searching and playing back recorded video by date and time or events. 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 4.3. • Use Direction keys to move the cursor for setting the start time. • Press SEARCH key to enter the Search menu. the unit starts playback from the next available video. In live or playback mode. “S” indicates summer time and “W” indicates winter time. Adjust the date and time values by UP / DOWN keys. which is shown as follows. NOTE: The date/time information will be shown on the screen with a DST icon if the Daylight Saving Time function is enabled.DVR User’s Manual 4. NOTE: If there is no available recorded video that matches the specified time and date. • Move the cursor to <Begin Playback> and press ENTER to start playing back the selected video. the DVR will search for matched video and start to playback the video. • Press ENTER to confirm the settings or ESC to abort. users can search for event video by channel as well. 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”.

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

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

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

D. 35 . In Live mode. 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. follow these steps: • Press SEARCH and play wanted event video. press ESC or DOME. The information shown is “read only”. users can press CHANNEL key to display the desired dome camera in full screen. The “ezBurn” window will display as below figure. press the DOME key and press channel key 2 to display the hint screen.DVR User’s Manual 4. 4. press ESC to abort. To enter Dome Control mode. To traverse the menu.3 Export Event Video To export event video. R.5. press CALL + UP/DOWN keys to move up/down. and CALL + ENTER to select or enter submenu. 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. Refer to the connection figure illustrated in Setup Guide. refer to Section Searching Recorded Video.terminals on the RS-485 port by RS-485 cable respectively. press CALL + ENTER to open the OSD setup menu of the dome camera.4. 4.1 Dome Connection Follow the steps to install dome camera. ezBurn confirmation Selected Device: Built-in-DVD+RW All data on the disc will be erased. or. • Connect the R+. In dome control mode. • After entering the playback mode. CALL + RIGHT/LEFT to change value or to move left/right.terminals on the dome camera to the D+. • See Setup Guide for RS-485 port pin definition. To exit the Dome Control mode and return to live mode. press COPY. To play event video.

select <Camera Setup> and press ENTER.5.5. Users are allowed to change the RS-485 settings of the DVR. then select <RS485 Setup> from the System Setup menu and press ENTER.2 Dome Protocol Setup The Dome Protocol item lists the available dome protocols for communicating with dome cameras connected to the DVR. 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.DVR User’s Manual 4. 4. From the Main menu. The RS-485 parameters of the DVR must be set to the same as the parameters set in dome camera. The following menu is displayed.3 RS485 Setup The DVR controls the dome cameras via RS-485 communication protocol. select a camera first and set the communications protocol associated with dome camera using the Direction keys and ENTER. Select <System Setup> in Main menu. RS485 Setup Unit ID Baud Rate Bits Stop Parity 224 9600 8 1 None 36 . NOTE: The settings become effective after saving the changes and exiting from the menu. The following menu is displayed.

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

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

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

Remote Monitoring Software The remote monitoring software is a remote browser-based software application designed to operate with the DVR products.40GHz RAM 512 MB Recommended: Intel® Core™2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.1 Remote Monitoring System Requirements Items Requirements Minimum: Intel® Pentium® M CPU 1. and configure the DVRs remotely via a LAN. 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.DVR User’s Manual 5. Windows Vista Microsoft Internet Explorer version 6. users are allowed to view live and recorded video. Due to the setting items are similar to those listed in the DVR’s OSD setup menu. Using the software. The connected PC will automatically download the remote monitoring software plug-ins from the DVR when the DVR is connected by entering its IP address in the address bar on the browser. including the preset “admin” and two other accounts 5. must match the network configuration Personal Computer Hard Disk Drive Operating System Web Browser Monitor Resolution Network Card 40 . WAN or Internet on a personal computer. please refer to the sections above for setting configuration of the remote monitoring software.0 or above Minimum 1024 x 768 with 16-bit color 10Base-T (10 Mbps) or 100Base-TX (100 Mbps) operation.4GHZ RAM 2 GB Requires 20 MB for software installation Windows XP.

or by using the Start menu to access it. press MENU key on the unit and enter password to access OSD setup menu. Select <System Setup>. 5. and then click the <Security> tab. • Start the IE.1 Changing Internet Settings The PC operating with the remote monitoring software should be set to accept ActiveX plug-ins. • Select <Trusted sites> and click <Sites> to specify its security setting. <Network Setup>. 41 . • Select <Tools> from the main menu of the browser. then <Internet Options>. NOTE: Windows IE provides the ActiveX component that is required when using the remote monitoring software. then <LAN Setup> to check the IP.DVR User’s Manual 5. • Before operating the remote monitoring software.2.2 Getting Start of Installation Refer to the following description to install the remote monitoring software. Please follow the steps to set the Internet security settings appropriately. it can be started either by clicking on the desktop icon. please check the IP address of the DVR. To check the IP address.

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

• When the software is completely downloaded and installed.080. click <Yes> to accept ActiveX plug-ins.006” 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. This process may take up to 30 seconds.068. • The ActiveX controls and plug-ins dialog will show twice for confirmation. or by using the Start menu to access it. take port 81 for example.68.6:81”.2 Install Remote Monitoring Software Start the browser to initiate the installation of the remote monitoring software on the PC. the Login Screen is now displayed. If the default trigger port 80 is changed into another one. • Enter the IP address of the DVR in the address bar at the top of the browser. the IP address should be entered as “192.DVR User’s Manual 5. for example. and also check if the version is the same as that stored in that particular DVR.80. • Start the IE.6”. NOTE: Do not enter any leading “0” characters in the address.80. “192. • A version check starts to verify whether the remote monitoring software was installed already. The remote monitoring software plug-ins will be downloaded and installed on the PC automatically when the connection is successfully made. 43 .2.68. it can be started either by clicking on the desktop icon.

The default username and password is admin / 1234. If the IE browser is closed. The “admin” account of the DVR has priority. 44 .1 Login / Logout Login using the same accounts setup in the DVR. The login username and password can be saved to ease future login. Nevertheless. • If the connection is made successfully. • Click <OK> to login to the DVR. the main window will display live video of the attached cameras. One preset account “admin” and up to two other accounts can access a DVR at the same time.2. 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. • Enter the Username and password. Alternatively.DVR User’s Manual 5. 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. if the “admin” account is currently accessing the unit’s OSD setup menu via front panel of the unit. The authority is also the same as setup in the DVR. then the “admin” account at the remote monitoring site cannot change the settings at the same time. The process may take a few seconds.2.

3 Basic Operation for Remote Monitor When a DVR is successfully connected. The functions on the remote monitoring software will be described in the following sections. Follow the steps to upgrade the software. the main window of the remote monitoring software will be displayed. click the Favorites entry for the unit. and 4x4 windows – after the live images of the DVR are displayed on the main window.2 Software Upgrades If a new version of the remote monitoring software is available on the DVR. 3x3 windows. Please refer to the Setup Guide for the graphical illustration of functional items. • When the software is completely downloaded and installed. 2x2 windows.2. Click <Yes> to accept version upgrade. 45 .2.DVR User’s Manual 5. upgrade will be prompted while accessing the unit. To choose desired display mode and to operate dome camera control. When a dome camera is connected and viewed in single channel full-screen mode. or if the unit address is set as a Favorite site. 5. the Login Screen will be displayed. • Start the IE again and enter the IP address of the DVR in the Address bar of the browser. refer to the following sections.3. Choose desired display mode – full-screen. the dome camera control operation can be accessed.1 View Live Video View live video from the cameras attached to the DVR by clicking <Live> button on the main window toolbar. • The message as the above figure will be prompted. 5.

Fastrax. Panasonic (C & N). Click one of the display buttons in MODE section.3. either double-click on the wanted window.1 Select Display Mode Choose the number of windows to be displayed on the main window.3. Auto Focus (A. Proper authority is required to access this function. The Dome Control Panel will be displayed on the main window. The items on the dome control panel are described as follows. American Dynamics. Available selections are 4. which was set up with the set preset point function. Click on any CAMERA button displayed with a dome icon to view the camera in full screen. Set Preset (•) Set Preset is used to set up preset positions. The preset position is named as the selected number. Click and choose a number to call the preset point for viewing. and then click the button and choose wanted number from the pull-down list. 9 and 16 camera displays.) Click on it and the focus of the camera will be automatically adjusted to show a clearer image. To view certain window in full screen. 46 .1. Go Preset (• ) Go Preset is used to call the camera preset point. JVC.F. and Pelco (Pelco P & Pelco D) domes. Dome ID (ID) Click for changing the dome ID and protocol. The remote monitoring software allows its user to set up to 255 preset positions with DynaColor.DVR User’s Manual 5. 5.1.2 Operate Cameras with Dome Control The remote monitoring software allows users to control and configure a dome camera remotely. or click on the corresponding CAMERA button. Use Direction buttons to move dome camera to an appropriate position.

Click on <Focus +> to focus near or <Focus −> to focus far. NOTE: The Audio function is set to OFF as the default setting. Zoom +/− Users are allowed to zoom-in or zoom-out using the adjusting buttons.3. • Click on the button again to stop recording.drv file.2.1 Record Video Instantly Follow the steps to start recording instantly: • Click on the <Instant Recording> button. Zoom-in to enlarge a certain area and zoom-out to view more area.3.2 Instant Recording The Instant Recording function allows users to record video quickly to the PC. 5.DVR User’s Manual Focus +/− Use to adjust the camera lens to focus on objects for a clear view. • Click <OK> to start playing the recorded video. 5. Click on <Iris +> to open iris or <Iris −> to close iris. NOTE: The instant recording video will be saved as *. • Select the destination folder to save the video. Iris +/− This item is used to open and close the iris to let more or less light into the camera. • Click <Open> to choose a recorded file.2 Playback Instant Recorded Video Follow the steps to playback a video recorded by “Instant Recording”. Direction Button This button is used to pan and/or tilt the dome camera.2. 5. 47 . Click the arrows in the directions to be viewed.3. • Click <Play> on main window toolbar and click <Local Playback> tab.

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

1. 16×. Click repeatedly to select the forward playback speed: 1×. Files downloaded will be in *. • To end the playback. When playback is paused.drv video files stored in the PC's hard drive. or click <Cancel> to abort. 5. • View the video playback using the Playback controls. 8×. ⊲⊲ Fast Backward / Step Backward ⊳⊳ Fast Forward / Step Forward 49 . • Click <OK> in the <Local Playback> Screen to start the playback. click <Live> to return to live video. Click to play the recorded video in backward direction. 2.3.drv video file for playback and click <OK>. • Select the *.drv Files The <Local Playback> tab allows users to playback *. 2×. The Playback controls and indicators are described as below.drv file with the remote monitoring software. When paused. ⊳ / ⌷⌷ Play / Pause 1.drv format.DRV)> in <Select> field enables users to download the video segment of selected date and time to the PC. Icon Name Description 1.3. 2. the remote monitoring software is in Playback Mode. or 32×. When playback is paused. click repeatedly to move forward step-by-step. click repeatedly to move backward step-by-step. Follow below steps to playback a downloaded *.3. The selection of time duration is the same as described above. • Click <Open> and the file selection screen is displayed. 2×. click to pause the playback. 16×.DVR User’s Manual • The other option <Download (. The playback controls toolbar will emerge on the main window toolbar. click to resume the playback.3. 4×. While playing. 8×.3 Playback Controls When the local or remote video is being played. 4×.2 Playback Local *. Click repeatedly to select the backward playback speed: 1×. Click to play the recorded video in forward direction. 2. or 32×. 5.

The snapshot file will be named as “Snapshot-*”. the Event List appears. 50 . Up to 1024 events can be listed in the Event List.3.4 Verify Digital Signature The digital signature aims to authenticate a video file exported from the unit. The Event List displays each event by its number. • Click <Browse> to select the *. When users click on the SNAPSHOT button. Each click captures one screenshot to be saved as a JPEG file on the desktop. The Event List appears. and the camera channel where the event occurred.sig files respectively. • The result of verify shows in the <Status Log> field. the date and time of the event. *.5 Search from Event List Click SEARCH. A GOOD signature indicates the exported clip has not been altered. follow these steps: • Click SEARCH button positioned in the main window toolbar. *.3. and Over Speed).avi. Motion Detection. • Click <Play> on the main window toolbar. • Click <Verify> tab to display the Verify window. the type of the event (including Alarm In. 5. Follow the description to verify the digital signature. it will capture the screenshot of the window that is currently showing on the screen. 5. The List contains information about the alarm events that the unit recorded and saved. It returns a GOOD or BAD signature result. To view an event video. • Double-click on the desired event to view the event video.6 Take a Snapshot Snapshot is a simple screen capture tool.gpg.3.DVR User’s Manual 5. • Scroll through the Event List and highlight the interested events. which belong to the exported video to be authenticated. Video Loss. • Click <Verify> to start verifying digital signature.

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

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. ×4 Line-in Terminal Block. Support ThumbDrive® or DVD+RW Export Storage Alarm ×8. ×8 Line-in Terminal Block. Programmable 16 × 12 Grid Array. 1. 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. Remote Software Remote Operation Monitor. AXIS. SATA Build-in Storage Interface Cartridge / DVD+RW Optional ×3 USB 2. 1 Channel Line-Out Output Call Audio RCA × 1.0Vp-p. Vivotek. Recording. 10/100 Mbps Compatible IP Camera SONY. ACTi. 1.264 / MJPEG Recording Mode Schedule. Terminal Block ×16. 75 ohm BNC×8. Terminal Block Alarm Relay Output x1. Fastrax 2.. Terminal Block Alarm Detection N. ×16 Line-in UTP Supported Main out RCA × 1. Playback./N.0 Ports.0Vp-p. System Setup. Archive RS-485 Terminal Block Dome Control Protocol DSCP. Dome Camera Control. Alarm.0Vp-p. 75 ohm BNC×16. 1 Channel Line-Out Compression Method Proprietary Data Rate 8 KB/s per channel Recording Compression Method H. Dynacolor Remote Control Software Central Management System (CMS). Pelco P. Specifications Video Operation System Input 4ch Model 8ch Model Embedded ( Linux ) BNC×4. 1024 × 768.0Vp-p. Trigger Level Adjustable Motion Detection Video Loss Detection Programmable Communication Network Connectivity Ethernet RJ-45 Connector.C. Sensitivity.DVR User’s Manual Appendix A: Technical Specifications All specifications are subject to change without notice. 75 ohm BNC × 1. Terminal Block Alarm Input ×4. 1. 1. 75 ohm 800 × 600.0Vp-p.O. Pelco D. 1. AD422. Adjustable Image Size 1KB to 20KB/Picture Storage Mode Linear / Circular Data Life Time Yes (Programmable) Storage ×3. Panasonic 52 . 1280 × 1024 pixels@60 Hz (Optional) NTSC: 30 PPS/Per channel. 75 ohm 4ch UTP 8ch UTP 16ch UTP Up to 2ch Up to 4ch BNC × 1.

4 lbs) -5°C ~ 40°C (23 °F ~ 104 °F)) 10% ~ 90% Non-condensing AC 100~240V. 50-60 Hz.6 inches) 7 Kg (15.2 × 19.2 × 3.1 × 8.5 Kg (12.5 × 13. 60W Adaptor 53 .7 inches) 5.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 lbs) 410 × 210 × 500 mm (16.

This leads to an economical and fast installation of surveillance. switch the video source 1 to ON. 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. switch the video source to ON (UTP). Step 1: Connect the DVR and the UTP Camera via the UTP cable (CAT5). short for Unshielded Twisted Pair. Step 2: On the back panel of the DVR. 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. For instance. if a UTP Camera will be installed to channel 1. The correct setting is shown as below. Video Source Selection 54 .DVR User’s Manual Appendix B: Connect UTP Camera UTP. 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).264 DVR provides the option to connect UTP cameras. Cost Down on Camera Power Adapter – There is no need to buy adapter for each UTP Color Box Camera because the power is directly supplied from the DVR unit. The Versatile H. Follow the steps below to complete the UTP camera installation.

or it may cause loss or weakening of signal.77 Video Quality Excellent Excellent Good Good 55 .5W. and the DVR will start to boot. Bad Video Output Step 3: Plug in the power adapter to the DVR. If the power consumption of the camera is more than 5. NOTE: The UTP Board provides power up to 5. NOTE: The length of each UTP cable should NOT exceed 300 meters (or 984 feet). CH3. or the video will not function correctly and it may cause the video to look like the figure below. For instance.526 5.5W. The installation is complete. if a UTP Camera is already installed to channel 1. The following table shows performance at different distances.04 4. do not install another camera to the BNC port of channel 1.DVR User’s Manual Follow the same procedure if more UTP Cameras to CH2. or CH4 will be installed.256 5. NOTE: Do NOT insert both BNC and UTP video sources to the same channel simultaneously. Distance Meters / Feet 0 100 / 328 200 / 656 300 / 984 UTP-Converter Power Output (W) 5. the UTP Board will start beeping.

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

11 Barracuda 7200.2 Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 Barracuda 7200.DVR User’s Manual Appendix D: Recommended HDDs Refer to the following list for some recommended HDDs to be used in the DVR.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 . Brand Model Name Barracuda ES.

Step 2.DVR User’s Manual Appendix E: IP Camera Installation The following is an example of the installation of a NH Series IP camera. Enter the IP address (for example: 192.1. 58 .242) of the NH Series IP camera to access its web management page. Step 1. Login using the administrator’s username and password (for example: Admin & 1234). Access the System menu and click on the “Network” tab to find the management port and the RTSP port.168. The management port is 80 and the RTSP port is 554.

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

Access the <Connection Setup> menu to enter connection setting parameters: Account=Admin. Step 6.168. Management Port=80. Enter the Hostname/IP as 192.DVR User’s Manual Step 5. The DVR will reboot in order to apply the change.1. If Advance Streaming Option is set to <OFF>. set Advance Streaming Option to <ON> and the values can be modified manually. Password=1234. If the parameters are different. Access the <Device Setup> menu to enter device setting parameters: Image Resolution=quadvga.242 and select model as NH Series. Access the OSD setup menu of the DVR to select the number of IP cameras to be connected: <System Setup> <IP Camera Support>. and Streaming Format=MPEG4. Step 8. and Compression=128. 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 192.242 NH Series No Step 7.168. Brightness=25. the Streaming Port and Streaming Protocol will be setup automatically. Select the channel that is reserved for IP camera. Sharpness=128. Device Setup Product ID Image Resolution Sharpness Brightness Contrast Apply NH Series vga 128 25 128 No 60 . Access the <Camera Setup> menu of the DVR to setup the IP camera. H264 or MJPEG.1. 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.

00 62. lost rate NH Series MPEG4 640x480 15. or FPS of the IP camera. perform the following checks: 1. Check if the target IP device is supported by the DVR. <Streaming Protocol>. 3. confirm items in <Device Setup> menu and see if the settings are correct. the problem might be bandwidth and performance. Try to connect the IP camera via the browser directly and see if the video shows correctly. Reduce the GOV/GOP setting. Make sure that <Model>. and <Management Port> in <Connection Setup> is correct.53 KB/Sec 0. <Password>. Set <Apply> to <Yes> and the device setting parameters will be applied. and <Streaming Format> are set correctly.DVR User’s Manual Step 10.00% Troubleshooting: If the video does not show on the screen. If the <Model> selected is supported by the DVR. Set <IP Camera> <Activated> to <Yes> and the video from the IP camera should be displaying on the screen after a few seconds. Reduce the resolution. Step 12. <Streaming Port>. If everything seems to be correct. Audio 2. 4. Status Model Streaming Format Resolution PPS Bandwidth Pkg. quality. Make sure the settings of the items <Account>. Motion Detection 61 . 2. Alarm I/O 3. 1. Check the menu item <Hostname/IP>. Access <IP Camera> <Status> and the current status of the IP camera will be displayed as shown below. The information is “read only”. Step 11. Limitation: The following function is not supported for IP cameras. Try to connect the IP camera via the browser directly and see if the video shows correctly.

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 .

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

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

168.200 Trigger port: 81 • To change the setting of the router. a PC with web browser is required. 65 .160.1 PC IP: 192.100 DVR 1 IP: 192. Router (D-Link DI-724P+) WAN IP: 218.54. The setup screen will be shown after entering the correct username and password.168.168. • Click the <Advanced> tab and follow the steps to set up web port forward to DVR 1. • Connect to D-Link DI-724P+ from PC via IE.0.0.DVR User’s Manual Following is an example of how the router should be set.0.167 Trigger port: 80 DVR 2 IP: 192.0.168.13 LAN IP: 192.

• Follow the steps to set up web port forward to DVR 2. • If there are more than one DVR behind the router.13:80 and DVR 2 can be connected via http://218. Click <Enabled> to set up the service. Click <Apply>.54. H. Enter Private Port: 80. Click <Always> for the Schedule setting.160. 66 . Enter the name of the setting in the Name field: DVR 2. E. • Now DVR 1 can be connected via http://218. Choose <TCP> as the Protocol Type.13:81. E. Enter Public Port: 81. H. • Click <Continue> to go on when the following screen displays. C. repeat the steps for port mapping setting. Enter Private IP: 200 D. A. Choose <TCP> as the Protocol Type. Click <Apply>. F. C.54. B. Select <Enabled> to set up the service. Click <Always> for the Schedule setting. G.DVR User’s Manual A. Enter the name of the setting in the Name field: DVR 1. B. Enter Public Port: 80.160. G. F. Enter Private IP: 167 D. Enter Private Port: 81.