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

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

.....................................................3.........48 5.................4 5.......46 5...................3...................................................4 Dome Controlling Keys.........1 Record Video Instantly .2...............45 5.....2 Getting Start of Installation.........................1 Changing Internet Settings .....................5 Viewing Recorded Video ..................................3 Playback Video.............40 5...........4 Verify Digital Signature ...........2.........................................................................................37 4.......................................................33 4...........1 Playback Remote Video................................40 5...........38 4..................................................36 4......4 4....................................3........................................................................................................3 Export Event Video...............3..........................46 5........................................................49 5.................................1 Searching by Time...............36 4...........3................................34 4................45 5............2...........3............................................1 Select Display Mode ....................30 4............................................3 Playback Controls ...........45 5......................5...2 Playback Local *.......................DVR User’s Manual 4.....................................................................3......................3.... Remote Monitoring Software........50 5 ................................31 4.....................2 Export Normal Video ...1 Login / Logout ....................................4.....................................1 Dome Connection.......6 Calling Preset Points .....................3................................................2 4.......2..............................2 Instant Recording ........................................35 4................2 Searching by Event .....................................................33 4..............29 Pause Playback and Single Step Forward ......................................................................3..2..............................3 Basic Operation for Remote Monitor....47 5...........3......3.................................50 5..........................2..3.......................................................................28 Key Usage in Playback ..........................5 Search from Event List ..4...............44 5..3....5........................................5......2 Dome Protocol Setup ..............3....31 4................................1 View Live Video ........29 Sequence Setup ............2............................................................1 Remote Monitoring System Requirements .........47 5........................................................3...............................................................32 Video Export ...41 5...........2.....................2.....................drv Files ...................43 5....1..............................30 Searching Recorded Video ........35 Dome Control................................5 Setting Preset Points ...................................................................49 5...........................................5.................3 4.41 5.....2 Operate Cameras with Dome Control .......................................................................5.39 4...............1 ezBurn Introduction ..............1.........1.................................................3...........................................................................................47 5..................1 Sequence with Main Monitor .......5...................................35 4.......................30 4....................2 Software Upgrades ..............3 RS485 Setup .2 Install Remote Monitoring Software....................................4.....48 5.................................2...2 Sequence with Call Monitor.......2 Playback Instant Recorded Video ............................................................

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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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1.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Move to <OK> and press ENTER to proceed. Collaborating with a USB mouse. “admin” can be inputted via pressing the hot key MENU. The preset password for “admin” is “1234”. Under logout condition. “ ◄ ► 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 . L Y l y ! M Z m z @ Delete The next step is to enter a corresponding password. and the password “4321” is for “user”. its authority level number (1~8) will be shown. 14 . Press MENU and input a valid username. An icon displayed at the upper-right corner of the screen will show the authority level of the account. When an account is logged in. There are two preset accounts: “admin” and “user”. 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.2 Entering OSD Setup Menu The configuration of the DVR can be customized by entering the intuitive Graphical User Interface (GUI) OSD setup menu. Input Username A N a n 0 # B O b o 1 − C D E P Q R c d e p q r 2 3 4 _ . setting up the DVR can be easy as operating on a PC. press SEARCH to enter the Search menu for searching and playing back recorded video by date and time or events. while “user” can be inputted via pressing the hot key SEARCH. 3. the icon will show “N”.DVR User’s Manual SEARCH In both Playback and Live mode.

Alternatively. From the Main Menu. 3.2. Export Data. System Setup. There are two ways to logout: manually logout by pressing ESC key at Live mode. Monitor Setup. Dome Control. Configuration. Authority Setup Setup the allowed authority level for accessing the functions listed in this menu. Database Setup. Menu Access. and Shutdown. select <Disable> to suspend the account.1 User Management The DVR provides the option to create up to seven sets of usernames and passwords with customized authority. or select <OFF> to allow free access. NOTE: The “Menu Access” cannot be set to <Disable>. Record Setup. NOTE: The username and authority level of the preset “admin” account cannot be changed. The username is case sensitive. or auto logout when keys are not pressed for 5 minutes at Live/ Menu mode. Call Control. other functions can also be accessed without having to login again. and level 8 has highest authority. Event Setup. and level 8 has highest authority.DVR User’s Manual Before completely logout. password. 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. excluding the preset “admin” account. The authority level is ranked from level 1~8. The functions include: Playback/Search. select <Disable> to allow free access. 15 . Account Setup Setup customized username. Camera Setup. Sequence Setup. The authority level is ranked from level 1~8. Alternatively. and authority level in this menu. Text Setup.

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

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

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

168.X. NOTE: The DVR must be rebooted in order to apply the change of IP Camera Support option. The menu will be shown as follows.X. 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. for example 192.DVR User’s Manual 3. To configure setting of an IP camera. for example CH16 for 16ch models.1.5. Hostname/IP Access this item to enter the hostname or IP address of the IP camera. IP Camera IP Camera Select IP Camera Title Hostname/IP Model Connection Setup Device Setup Activated Status CH16 CH16 X. The supported channels of IP cameras will be from the largest numbers. 19 .1 IP Camera Information IP Camera Title Access this item to enter the name of the IP camera to be shown on the monitor. 3. 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. access <Camera Setup> and select the channel with the largest number.5 IP Camera Setting The distinctive hybrid solution of the DVR enables users to connect IP camera(s) while others are analog cameras.123.

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

21 . Status Model Streaming Format Resolution PPS Bandwidth Pkg.5. 3. image adjustment.00 20 KB/Sec 0. The basic settings include the IP camera’s product name. NOTE: Once the connection to the IP camera is activated.5 Status After the connection to the IP camera is activated. To deactivate the connection.5.3 Device Setup Enter <Device Setup> to configure the basic settings of the IP camera. The menu will be shown as below. select <No>. NOTE: The administrator account and password of the IP camera should be entered in order to change the basic settings.DVR User’s Manual IP Dome Protocol If the connected device is an IP Dome Camera. Set the item <Apply> to <Yes> to apply the changes. then select an appropriate IP Dome Protocol from the provided options.1% The information shown on the monitor is “read only”.4 Activated Access this item and select <Yes> to activate the connection to the IP camera.5. etc. 3. lost rate **** MPEG4 640*480 15. NOTE: The <Device Setup> menu may have fewer or more menu items according to different IP camera models. please refer to Appendix E: IP Camera Installation. NOTE: For an example of step-by-step IP camera setup. and <Connection Setup> will be grayed out and cannot be accessed. users can check the connection status. <Model>. menu items <Hostname/IP>. 3. image quality.

select <ON> to enable the Weekend Schedule in advance and then set the Weekend Start/End time. • Press ENTER to confirm the settings or ESC to cancel. 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. and other recording parameters. Login with a proper account to access Record Setup menu. 22 . recording schedules.1 Schedule Setup The Schedule Setup is used to set the day and night time. • If a weekend record is required. move the cursor to <Record Setup> and press ENTER. or weekend recording schedule. • Press ESC to return to previous page. Select <Schedule Setup> from the Record Setup menu and press ENTER.6 Record Schedule / Quality Setting The Record Setup menu allows users to set recording quality. 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. the following menu is displayed. the following menu is displayed.DVR User’s Manual 3.6. In the Main menu.

The image and recording settings from the selected camera will be displayed on the screen. Event PPS is not restricted to this rule.3 Per Camera Configuration This function is used to set the Day / Night / Weekend PPS (Picture per Second) and Quality for each channel. To increase one channel’s PPS. The Preset Configuration must be set to <OFF> for accessing these schedules.6. others’ may have to be reduced first. Please note that the total normal PPS for all channels cannot exceed 60 NTSC (720×240@60PPS) / 50 PAL (720×288@50PPS).2 Preset Record Configuration The <Preset Config> is used to select the preset recording quality and frame rate.5 PAL) 3. Press ENTER to confirm the settings or ESC to abort. • • • • Move the cursor using Direction keys and press ENTER to select an item.6. Press ESC to return to Record Setup menu.5 Mid 30 Best Both • First select a Camera for setting its record configuration.5 Mid 30 Best Both Night 7.DVR User’s Manual 3. it is strongly recommended to set the preset configuration as <Best Quality>. Change the value using UP / DOWN keys. 23 . Section Preset Record Configuration for more detailed information.5 Mid 30 Best Both CH1 Weekend 7. Per Camera Config Cameral Select Normal PPS Normal Size Event Max PPS Event Size Event Active Day 7.125 PAL) (12. since a smart event scheduler will handle the total PPS with a correct weighting. Half-D1 mode (NTSC: 720x240@60PPS. The menu is displayed as below (Record Mode: 720×240@60PPS in NTSC / 720×288@50PPS in PAL). Please refer to OSD Setup Manual.75 NTSC 15 NTSC 10 KB / Pic 10 KB / Pic (3. PAL: 720x288@50PPS) Normal PPS Normal Size Event PPS Event Size 3. Below table shows the PPS and picture size under <Best Quality> in Half-D1 mode. In normal circumstances.

5 ezRecord Setup This item aims to ease the complicated record settings. respectively.DVR User’s Manual 3. Section Preset Record Configuration for further information.6.4 Record Event Video Only If the DVR shall start recording only when alarms are triggered. In other words. select <Record Setup> menu. The average normal PPS & Quality will be adjusted automatically. • In the OSD setup menu. then press UP/DOWN to choose an option. Move the cursor to the item <Preset Config>. the larger the size of the HDD installed. Refer to OSD Setup Manual. use UP/DOWN to select <Yes> as to enable daytime recording. or select <No> to disable. Repeat the same procedures through the 3rd and 4th item. 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. and to make the setup much easier. Note that the item can be reached only when <ezRecord> is selected as the option for <Preset Config>. If yes. 3. This item will determine whether the DVR will record during daytime. follow the steps below: • Enter the OSD setup menu with a proper account.6. Select <ezRecord Setup> from <Record Setup> and press ENTER.5 Best Follow these steps to Setup ezRecord: • Select <How Many Days To Record> and press ENTER. The maximum of days depends of the size of the installed HDD(s). and select <Event only>. Note that <Weekend Record> will be inaccessible if <Weekend Schedule> in <Schedule Setup> is set to <No>. the more days the unit can record. • • 24 . Move to <Daytime Record> and press ENTER.

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

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

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

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

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

see OSD Menu Setup Guide.2. The message “Call Mode” will be shown on the bottom-left of the screen. Follow the steps to control the call monitor. 4-camera: 9-camera: (for 16ch models only) 4.1 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.DVR User’s Manual 4. Select certain view format and press SEQ to toggle the automatic sequence. Sequence function can avoid manual backtracking and provides more flexibility while monitoring surveillance. • Press ESC to return the front panel to Main monitor control mode. The figure below displays the 4-camera and 9-camera sequencing view modes.2. press ESC to stop sequencing.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.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. To program the call monitor sequence. • Alternatively. if connected. 30 . press SEQ repeatedly to display the sequence of cameras previously programmed in Call Monitor Schedule menu. Two viewing modes can be displayed on call monitor: Sequence display and Single camera display. Section Sequence Setup. 4.

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

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

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

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

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

Analog Camera Analog Camera Select Dome Protocol Dome ID Camera Title Covert Brightness Contrast Saturation Hue Audio Association CH1 None 0 No 0 0 0 0 Yes To configure dome protocol. The following menu is displayed. Select <System Setup> in Main menu.3 RS485 Setup The DVR controls the dome cameras via RS-485 communication protocol. The following menu is displayed. RS485 Setup Unit ID Baud Rate Bits Stop Parity 224 9600 8 1 None 36 . select a camera first and set the communications protocol associated with dome camera using the Direction keys and ENTER.5. Users are allowed to change the RS-485 settings of the DVR.2 Dome Protocol Setup The Dome Protocol item lists the available dome protocols for communicating with dome cameras connected to the DVR. 4. From the Main menu. then select <RS485 Setup> from the System Setup menu and press ENTER. The RS-485 parameters of the DVR must be set to the same as the parameters set in dome camera.5. select <Camera Setup> and press ENTER. NOTE: The settings become effective after saving the changes and exiting from the menu.DVR User’s Manual 4.

37 . NOTE: The settings become effective after saving the changes and exiting from the menu. Press this key to hide the screen.4 Dome Controlling Keys The functions of some keys in dome control mode are totally different from normal status function. Zoom In Use to zoom in the dome camera. ESC Use to leave dome control mode and return to live and full-screen viewing mode. Focus Near Use to focus the dome camera near. Iris Open Use to open the Iris on the dome camera. This function enables users to enlarge a certain area. The Unit ID is in the range of 1 to 255. Please refer to Setup Guide for the graphical illustration of functional keys. Note that there cannot be any two devices on the same bus given the same ID address. Toggle Hint Screen This function is used to avoid viewing the dome parameter information while controlling dome camera. 4.5. Set / Go Preset This key is used to enter the Dome Preset menu to set up certain position as a preset and go to the predetermined preset positions for viewing. Press it again to redisplay the screen.DVR User’s Manual The ID number must match the ID address set by the dome. or a conflict may occur.

• Use Direction keys to position the dome camera to desired position. 4.5 Setting Preset Points The DVR allows users to set preset positions.DVR User’s Manual Auto / Enter • In OSD setup menu interface. Hint Screen DOME / ESC: Exit MODE / PLAY: Iris Open / Close SEQ / FREEZE: Focus Near / Far MENU / SEARCH: Zoom In / Out ENTER: Auto Focus / Iris ◄▲▼►: Pan / Tilt CH1: Set / Go Preset CH2: Hint Screen On / Off Dome Control 38 . • In dome control mode. • Then press DOME to enter dome control mode. Zoom Out Use to zoom out the dome camera.5. Focus Far Use to focus the selected dome camera far. Follow the steps to set preset points. The amount of preset points depends on the dome manufacturer. A Hint Screen shown as below figure will be displayed on the screen. This function enables users to shrink the current image and view a larger area. press 2 again to toggle the Hint Screen. the key is used to make selection. • Press 2 to hide the dome control Hint Screen. this key is used to activate automatic focus and iris function. Pan / Tilt Use to pan and tilt dome camera. Iris Close Use to close the Iris on the dome camera. • Press a Channel key to view the corresponding camera in full screen.

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

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. Remote Monitoring Software The remote monitoring software is a remote browser-based software application designed to operate with the DVR products. and configure the DVRs remotely via a LAN. WAN or Internet on a personal computer. Using the software. must match the network configuration Personal Computer Hard Disk Drive Operating System Web Browser Monitor Resolution Network Card 40 .40GHz RAM 512 MB Recommended: Intel® Core™2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.4GHZ RAM 2 GB Requires 20 MB for software installation Windows XP.1 Remote Monitoring System Requirements Items Requirements Minimum: Intel® Pentium® M CPU 1. 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. Due to the setting items are similar to those listed in the DVR’s OSD setup menu. including the preset “admin” and two other accounts 5.0 or above Minimum 1024 x 768 with 16-bit color 10Base-T (10 Mbps) or 100Base-TX (100 Mbps) operation. Windows Vista Microsoft Internet Explorer version 6.DVR User’s Manual 5. users are allowed to view live and recorded video. please refer to the sections above for setting configuration of the remote monitoring software.

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

set all items to <Enable> or <Prompt>. • 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. • Click <OK> to confirm the setting and close Trusted sites dialog. The Security Settings screen is displayed. • Click <OK> to apply the setting and close the <Security Settings> screen. 42 . Now the installation can continue to the next step. • In the Security Level area. click <Custom Level>.DVR User’s Manual • Uncheck “Require server verification (https:) for all sites in this zone”. • Click <OK> to close Internet Options dialog.

or by using the Start menu to access it. and also check if the version is the same as that stored in that particular DVR. for example.68.DVR User’s Manual 5. the Login Screen is now displayed. it can be started either by clicking on the desktop icon. • Start the IE. 43 .80. take port 81 for example. • Enter the IP address of the DVR in the address bar at the top of the browser.006” should be entered as “192. • When the software is completely downloaded and installed.6:81”. The remote monitoring software plug-ins will be downloaded and installed on the PC automatically when the connection is successfully made.068. the IP address should be entered as “192. If the default trigger port 80 is changed into another one.80. The IP address of the DVR can be saved as a Favorites item in the web browser to enable easy access in the future.2.68. NOTE: Do not enter any leading “0” characters in the address. • The ActiveX controls and plug-ins dialog will show twice for confirmation. “192.2 Install Remote Monitoring Software Start the browser to initiate the installation of the remote monitoring software on the PC. • A version check starts to verify whether the remote monitoring software was installed already.6”. This process may take up to 30 seconds.080. click <Yes> to accept ActiveX plug-ins.

Nevertheless. if the “admin” account is currently accessing the unit’s OSD setup menu via front panel of the unit. Alternatively. 44 . One preset account “admin” and up to two other accounts can access a DVR at the same time. The default username and password is admin / 1234.2. • If the connection is made successfully. • Click <OK> to login to the DVR. The login username and password can be saved to ease future login. • Enter the Username and password. the main window will display live video of the attached cameras. then the “admin” account at the remote monitoring site cannot change the settings at the same time.DVR User’s Manual 5.2. The process may take a few seconds. the remote system is logout and disconnected from the DVR at the same time. The authority is also the same as setup in the DVR. The “admin” account of the DVR has priority. If the IE browser is closed. 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.1 Login / Logout Login using the same accounts setup in the DVR. click on the Favorite entry for the unit (if the IP address of the unit has been set).

Follow the steps to upgrade the software. Choose desired display mode – full-screen. the main window of the remote monitoring software will be displayed. The functions on the remote monitoring software will be described in the following sections.3. Please refer to the Setup Guide for the graphical illustration of functional items. 2x2 windows. 3x3 windows. upgrade will be prompted while accessing the unit. 5.2 Software Upgrades If a new version of the remote monitoring software is available on the DVR. • The message as the above figure will be prompted.3 Basic Operation for Remote Monitor When a DVR is successfully connected.1 View Live Video View live video from the cameras attached to the DVR by clicking <Live> button on the main window toolbar. click the Favorites entry for the unit. or if the unit address is set as a Favorite site. and 4x4 windows – after the live images of the DVR are displayed on the main window.2. 5. • Start the IE again and enter the IP address of the DVR in the Address bar of the browser. • When the software is completely downloaded and installed.2. the Login Screen will be displayed. 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. Click <Yes> to accept version upgrade.DVR User’s Manual 5. refer to the following sections. 45 . the dome camera control operation can be accessed.

Set Preset (•) Set Preset is used to set up preset positions. American Dynamics. The remote monitoring software allows its user to set up to 255 preset positions with DynaColor. Panasonic (C & N).DVR User’s Manual 5. Proper authority is required to access this function. Click on any CAMERA button displayed with a dome icon to view the camera in full screen. Available selections are 4. The preset position is named as the selected number. To view certain window in full screen.F.1. Dome ID (ID) Click for changing the dome ID and protocol. either double-click on the wanted window. and then click the button and choose wanted number from the pull-down list. Use Direction buttons to move dome camera to an appropriate position. JVC. Click one of the display buttons in MODE section.3. Go Preset (• ) Go Preset is used to call the camera preset point. Fastrax.) Click on it and the focus of the camera will be automatically adjusted to show a clearer image. 46 . Click and choose a number to call the preset point for viewing.1 Select Display Mode Choose the number of windows to be displayed on the main window. The items on the dome control panel are described as follows. or click on the corresponding CAMERA button.3. 9 and 16 camera displays. Auto Focus (A. The Dome Control Panel will be displayed on the main window.2 Operate Cameras with Dome Control The remote monitoring software allows users to control and configure a dome camera remotely. and Pelco (Pelco P & Pelco D) domes.1. which was set up with the set preset point function. 5.

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

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

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

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

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

1 Channel Line-Out Compression Method Proprietary Data Rate 8 KB/s per channel Recording Compression Method H. 1. Trigger Level Adjustable Motion Detection Video Loss Detection Programmable Communication Network Connectivity Ethernet RJ-45 Connector. 75 ohm BNC×16. 75 ohm BNC × 1. Alarm. AXIS. 1./N. Panasonic 52 . ×16 Line-in UTP Supported Main out RCA × 1. Dynacolor Remote Control Software Central Management System (CMS). Playback.264 / MJPEG Recording Mode Schedule. Recording.0Vp-p. 1. 1.. Specifications Video Operation System Input 4ch Model 8ch Model Embedded ( Linux ) BNC×4. Archive RS-485 Terminal Block Dome Control Protocol DSCP. 10/100 Mbps Compatible IP Camera SONY.0 Ports. System Setup. 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. Remote Software Remote Operation Monitor. 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.0Vp-p. Vivotek. 1024 × 768. Pelco P.0Vp-p. Terminal Block ×16. Fastrax 2. Pelco D. 1. Support ThumbDrive® or DVD+RW Export Storage Alarm ×8.0Vp-p. 1280 × 1024 pixels@60 Hz (Optional) NTSC: 30 PPS/Per channel. Programmable 16 × 12 Grid Array. Sensitivity.DVR User’s Manual Appendix A: Technical Specifications All specifications are subject to change without notice. Dome Camera Control. 75 ohm 800 × 600. 1 Channel Line-Out Output Call Audio RCA × 1.C. 75 ohm BNC×8. Terminal Block Alarm Relay Output x1. AD422. ×4 Line-in Terminal Block. ACTi. Terminal Block Alarm Detection N. Adjustable Image Size 1KB to 20KB/Picture Storage Mode Linear / Circular Data Life Time Yes (Programmable) Storage ×3.0Vp-p. 75 ohm 4ch UTP 8ch UTP 16ch UTP Up to 2ch Up to 4ch BNC × 1. SATA Build-in Storage Interface Cartridge / DVD+RW Optional ×3 USB 2.O. ×8 Line-in Terminal Block. Terminal Block Alarm Input ×4.

1 lbs) 410 × 210 × 500 mm (16.1 × 8.2 × 3.5 × 13.5 Kg (12.4 lbs) -5°C ~ 40°C (23 °F ~ 104 °F)) 10% ~ 90% Non-condensing AC 100~240V. 60W Adaptor 53 .7 inches) 5.2 × 19.DVR User’s Manual General Unit Dimension (W×H×D) Unit Weight Package Dimension (W×H×D) Package Weight Operation Temperature Relative Humidity Power Consumption & Input 362 × 90 × 350 mm (14. 50-60 Hz.6 inches) 7 Kg (15.

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

For instance.77 Video Quality Excellent Excellent Good Good 55 . or it may cause loss or weakening of signal. The following table shows performance at different distances. NOTE: The UTP Board provides power up to 5.256 5. NOTE: The length of each UTP cable should NOT exceed 300 meters (or 984 feet). CH3. NOTE: Do NOT insert both BNC and UTP video sources to the same channel simultaneously. do not install another camera to the BNC port of channel 1.DVR User’s Manual Follow the same procedure if more UTP Cameras to CH2. and the DVR will start to boot. if a UTP Camera is already installed to channel 1. If the power consumption of the camera is more than 5.5W. the UTP Board will start beeping. Bad Video Output Step 3: Plug in the power adapter to the DVR.04 4. Distance Meters / Feet 0 100 / 328 200 / 656 300 / 984 UTP-Converter Power Output (W) 5.526 5.5W. or the video will not function correctly and it may cause the video to look like the figure below. The installation is complete. or CH4 will be installed.

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

DVR User’s Manual Appendix D: Recommended HDDs Refer to the following list for some recommended HDDs to be used in the DVR. Brand Model Name Barracuda ES.11 Barracuda 7200.2 Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 HITACHI Maxtor DeskStar DeskStar DiamondMax 22 WD AV WD AV Western Digital WD AV WD AV WD AV Model Number ST3500320NS ST3500320AS ST3750330AS ST31000340AS HDP725032GLA360 HDP725050GLA360 STM3500320AS WD1600AVJS WD2500AVJS WD3200AVJS WD5000AVJS WD7500AVVS Size 500G 500G 750G 1000G 320G 500G 500G 160G 250G 320G 500G 750G 57 .11 Barracuda 7200.

168. Login using the administrator’s username and password (for example: Admin & 1234).DVR User’s Manual Appendix E: IP Camera Installation The following is an example of the installation of a NH Series IP camera. Step 1.1.242) of the NH Series IP camera to access its web management page. The management port is 80 and the RTSP port is 554. Step 2. Access the System menu and click on the “Network” tab to find the management port and the RTSP port. 58 . Enter the IP address (for example: 192.

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

The DVR will reboot in order to apply the change. Access the <Camera Setup> menu of the DVR to setup the IP camera. and Streaming Format=MPEG4. 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. Step 6.168. H264 or MJPEG. If Advance Streaming Option is set to <OFF>. Password=1234. set Advance Streaming Option to <ON> and the values can be modified manually. Step 8.1.168. the Streaming Port and Streaming Protocol will be setup automatically.1. Access the OSD setup menu of the DVR to select the number of IP cameras to be connected: <System Setup> <IP Camera Support>.DVR User’s Manual Step 5.242 NH Series No Step 7. 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. Brightness=25.242 and select model as NH Series. Sharpness=128. Select the channel that is reserved for IP camera. Device Setup Product ID Image Resolution Sharpness Brightness Contrast Apply NH Series vga 128 25 128 No 60 . and Compression=128. Management Port=80. Access the <Connection Setup> menu to enter connection setting parameters: Account=Admin. If the parameters are different. Enter the Hostname/IP as 192. Access the <Device Setup> menu to enter device setting parameters: Image Resolution=quadvga.

Check the menu item <Hostname/IP>. lost rate NH Series MPEG4 640x480 15.00% Troubleshooting: If the video does not show on the screen. 2. Limitation: The following function is not supported for IP cameras. and <Streaming Format> are set correctly. Step 12. Access <IP Camera> <Status> and the current status of the IP camera will be displayed as shown below. perform the following checks: 1. If the <Model> selected is supported by the DVR. <Password>.00 62. Reduce the GOV/GOP setting. Reduce the resolution. Check if the target IP device is supported by the DVR. the problem might be bandwidth and performance. <Streaming Port>. 4. and <Management Port> in <Connection Setup> is correct. Set <IP Camera> <Activated> to <Yes> and the video from the IP camera should be displaying on the screen after a few seconds. confirm items in <Device Setup> menu and see if the settings are correct. Set <Apply> to <Yes> and the device setting parameters will be applied. or FPS of the IP camera. 3.53 KB/Sec 0. Make sure that <Model>. quality. <Streaming Protocol>. Try to connect the IP camera via the browser directly and see if the video shows correctly. Status Model Streaming Format Resolution PPS Bandwidth Pkg. Step 11. The information is “read only”. Make sure the settings of the items <Account>. 1. Alarm I/O 3.DVR User’s Manual Step 10. Motion Detection 61 . If everything seems to be correct. Try to connect the IP camera via the browser directly and see if the video shows correctly. Audio 2.

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 .

setup the “DVR SEL” of the remote control. Press “DVR SEL”. The ID Table is listed below for reference. The only difference between the remote control and the front panel keys is the “DVR SEL” key. The DVR Selection key is used to switch control between each DVR. assuming the DVR Unit ID is set to 225. the first thing is to assign a unique DVR Unit ID to each DVR. To setup the remote control. and exit the menu. 63 . To exit the single DVR control mode. For example. and then press the Remote Control # immediately to select the DVR. The remote control can be used to control up to 16 DVRs. press “DVR SEL” and then press “2” immediately. 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 the Remote control # to switch between DVRs. <Main Menu> <System Setup> <RS485 Setup> <Unit ID>. and follow this path to change the DVR Unit ID. Use the front panel of the DVR. Change the DVR Unit ID to any number between 224 and 239. the remote control will only be able to control the specified DVR. Press “DVR SEL”. and then press “ESC” to do so. Now.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 other is virtual IP (LAN IP).x.x. 64 .g. To properly operate a web server.e. Otherwise. it is required to set up the router for port mapping (forwarding) before images from the DVR can be remotely viewed on a PC. which are essential for data and command transmission. In case a router or sometimes a DSL modem is in place. Typically and by the default. Thus. Please make sure that port 80 is not blocked by the ISP. The DVR is located behind the wall (router) and operates on virtual IP.168.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. which is well known as the http port. a DVR. the real IP is now assigned to the router instead of the DVR.x. The virtual IP would be 192. the DVR operates on port 80. When the remote users want to operate the DVR. The router has two IP: one is real IP (WAN IP). the router. Then the router has to map (forward) the command to the DVR. e. See the router manufacturer's websites for more instructions on port mapping.168.1. they will have to send command to the real IP. virtual IP starts with 192. users have to set up both the IP and port of the DVR. In most cases. i. a different available port shall be reset and the setting of the DVR shall be changed. The port setting is adjustable in OSD setup menu of the DVR and only one port is needed to do remote operation.

200 Trigger port: 81 • To change the setting of the router.0. 65 .160.100 DVR 1 IP: 192.168.1 PC IP: 192.DVR User’s Manual Following is an example of how the router should be set. The setup screen will be shown after entering the correct username and password.168.0. Router (D-Link DI-724P+) WAN IP: 218. • Connect to D-Link DI-724P+ from PC via IE.0.168.0.54.13 LAN IP: 192.168. • Click the <Advanced> tab and follow the steps to set up web port forward to DVR 1. a PC with web browser is required.167 Trigger port: 80 DVR 2 IP: 192.

66 . E. H.13:80 and DVR 2 can be connected via http://218. repeat the steps for port mapping setting. Choose <TCP> as the Protocol Type. Click <Always> for the Schedule setting. Enter Public Port: 81. • Click <Continue> to go on when the following screen displays. A. Enter Private IP: 167 D.160.13:81. • If there are more than one DVR behind the router. Enter Public Port: 80. F. B. C. B. C. • Now DVR 1 can be connected via http://218. Select <Enabled> to set up the service. Click <Always> for the Schedule setting. Enter Private IP: 200 D. Enter the name of the setting in the Name field: DVR 2. E. Enter the name of the setting in the Name field: DVR 1. Enter Private Port: 81. Choose <TCP> as the Protocol Type.160. Click <Enabled> to set up the service. H. Click <Apply>. Click <Apply>. F. • Follow the steps to set up web port forward to DVR 2.54. G. G. Enter Private Port: 80.DVR User’s Manual A.54.

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