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BSR-5000N/NE Series DVRs

Hardware Installation Manual


Hardware Installation Manual for BSR-5000N/NE Series DVRs

Document BSR2.033.026SS
Number
Version V2.10
Date 2008.04.13

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PREFACE

Purpose
This manual is intended for the technicians who directly use and operate BSR-5000N
series digital video recorders (DVRs), the personnel who manage video monitoring system
as well as the BlueStar’s technical support staff.

Models
This manual is applicable to the following product models:
BSR-5004N/NE, BSR-5008N/NE and BSR-5016N/NE
Note: BSR-5000N/NE mentioned herein represents all of the above products if no special
note is made otherwise.

Content
This manual details the BSR-5000N/NE series products’ composition, functions, working
principles, networking applications, management and maintenance, which will help users
better understand, use or maintain the products. The chapters are shown below:
Chapter Title Description
1 Product Overview Briefly introduces the BSR-5000N/NE series products’
functions, performance indexes and typical applications.
2 Product Structure Introduces the products’ appearance, the front panel and
its function keys names, the rear panel and the
interfaces’ names and functions.
3 Before Installation Introduces the device installation precautions,
installation site requirements, tools, unpacking
inspection, and installation steps.
4 HDD Installation Introduces the HDD selection, capacity calculation and
HDD installation processes.
5 DVR Installation Introduces BSR-5000N/NE series DVRs’ installation
processes and steps.
6 Cable Connection Introduces the connection method of the interfaces and
cables.
7 Basic Operations Briefly introduces the basic operations, including the
power-on and power-off, and how to record video
manually or how to play and retrieve video, etc.
8 Faults and Introduces the common faults as well as the related
Solutions analysis and solutions.
Conventions
Icons description:
Icon Description
Reminds users that the incorrect operation might result in personal
injury, device damage, service interruption or data loss, etc.
Warning

Reminds users of the precautions.


Attention

Provides the related information as well as the guidance to help


Hint users understand the text.

Technical support
Please visit www.bstar.com.cn to get the latest information about user manuals. Please
note that the modified or upgraded user manuals will also be updated at this website. In
addition, please visit this website to learn about the latest product information in time.
Chapter 1 Product Overview

Contents
Chapter 1 Product Overview ............................................................................................................ 1-1 
1.1 Overview ................................................................................................................................. 1-1 
1.2 System Functions .................................................................................................................. 1-1 
1.2.1 Real-time Monitoring Function .................................................................................. 1-2 
1.2.2 Storage Function ......................................................................................................... 1-2 
1.2.3 Compression ............................................................................................................... 1-3 
1.2.4 Record and Play Functions ....................................................................................... 1-3 
1.2.5 Backup Function ......................................................................................................... 1-4 
1.2.6 Network Function ........................................................................................................ 1-4 
1.2.7 Alarm Handling Function ........................................................................................... 1-4 
1.2.8 Communication Interface........................................................................................... 1-5 
1.2.9 PTZ Control ................................................................................................................. 1-5 
1.2.10 Security ...................................................................................................................... 1-5 
1.3 Performance Indexes ............................................................................................................ 1-5 
1.4 Typical Applications ............................................................................................................... 1-6 
1.4.1 Local Monitoring.......................................................................................................... 1-6 
1.4.2 Networking Monitoring ............................................................................................... 1-7 
Chapter 2 Product Structure ............................................................................................................ 2-1 
2.1 Front Panel ............................................................................................................................. 2-1 
2.1.1 Front Panle of BSR-5004N/NE DVR ....................................................................... 2-1 
2.1.2 Front Panel of BSR-5008N/NE DVR ....................................................................... 2-2 
2.1.3 Front Panel of BSR-5016N/NE DVR ....................................................................... 2-3 
2.2 Rear Panel .............................................................................................................................. 2-4 
2.2.1 Rear Panel of BSR-5004N/NE DVR ........................................................................ 2-4 
2.2.2 Rear Panel of BSR-5008N/NE DVR ........................................................................ 2-5 
2.2.3 Rear Panel of BSR-5016N/NE DVR ........................................................................ 2-6 
2.3 Side Panel ............................................................................................................................... 2-7 
Chapter 3 Before Installation ........................................................................................................... 3-1 
3.1 Security Precautions.............................................................................................................. 3-1 
3.2 Installation Location ............................................................................................................... 3-1 
3.2.1 Temperature and Humidity ........................................................................................ 3-1 
3.2.2 Environment Cleanness............................................................................................. 3-2 
3.2.3 Anti-static Requirement .............................................................................................. 3-2 
3.2.4 Electromagnetic Environment ................................................................................... 3-2 
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3.2.5 Environmental Protection .......................................................................................... 3-3 


3.2.6 Avoid Electric Shock and Fire ................................................................................... 3-3 
3.3 Installation Tools ..................................................................................................................... 3-3 
3.4 Unpacking Inspection ............................................................................................................ 3-4 
3.5 Installation Steps .................................................................................................................... 3-5 
Chapter 4 HDD Installation ............................................................................................................... 4-1 
4.1 HDD Selection and Installation ............................................................................................ 4-1 
4.1.1 HDD Selection ............................................................................................................. 4-1 
4.1.2 Precautions during HDD Installation ........................................................................ 4-3 
4.1.3 HDD Symbol ................................................................................................................ 4-3 
4.2 HDD Installation Steps .......................................................................................................... 4-3 
Chapter 5 DVR Installation ............................................................................................................... 5-1 
Chapter 6 Cable Connection ............................................................................................................ 6-1 
6.1 Power Cable Connection ...................................................................................................... 6-1 
6.2 Connection of Audio/Video Input and Output Cables ....................................................... 6-2 
6.2.1 Connection of Audio /Video Input ............................................................................. 6-2 
6.2.2 Selection and Connection of Video Output Device ................................................ 6-4 
6.2.3 Audio Output ................................................................................................................ 6-5 
6.3 Connection of Alarm Input/Output ....................................................................................... 6-6 
6.4 Connection of RS232 /RS485 .............................................................................................. 6-8 
6.5 Network Connection .............................................................................................................. 6-9 
Chapter 7 Basic Operations ............................................................................................................. 7-1 
7.1 Switch on and Switch off ....................................................................................................... 7-1 
7.1.1 Normal Start ................................................................................................................. 7-2 
7.1.2 Automatically Back to Pre-power-failure State upon Power Failure .................... 7-2 
7.2 Manual Recording .................................................................................................................. 7-2 
7.3 Play Video ............................................................................................................................... 7-3 
7.4 Search Video .......................................................................................................................... 7-3 
Chapter 8 Faults and Solutions ....................................................................................................... 8-1 
8.1 Time Check ............................................................................................................................. 8-1 
8.2 Sometimes without Image Display ...................................................................................... 8-1 
8.3 No function key works ........................................................................................................... 8-1 

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1.1 Overview
Product Overview
Chapter 1

BlueStar series High-Definition BSR-5000N/NE DVR is ideal for the multi-channel


audio/video monitoring applications, such as bank business monitoring system, ATM
monitoring system, urban traffic monitoring, expressway monitoring, security monitoring of
railway transport control stations, shopping malls, supermarkets, hotels, restaurants,
intelligent communities, warehouses, airports, stations, ports, and etc.

BSR-5000N/NE uses the latest embedded hardware and embedded real-time operating
system, MPEG-4 algorithm and 1/2 D1/CIF video definition. It can provide multi-channel
Audio/Video interfaces, USB2.0 interfaces for easier data backup or software upgrading,
and multi-function VFD (Vacuum Fluorescent Display). Besides, it can also provide the
monitoring center management software (Bplayer) for all users and SDK (Software
Development Kit) for special users.

Fig 1-1 BSR-5004N/NE Appearance

The above is the BSR-5004N/NE DVR appearance. Other DVRs of


BSR-5000N/NE series products are similar to that of BSR-5004N/NE. The
Hint
structural features of different models will be detailed in Chapter 2.

1.2 System Functions

BSR-5000N/NE series DVRs optimize the monitored scenes using the dedicated chips. Its
performance has reached up to an industry-leading level in terms of the image quality,
storage capacity and network transmission. Meanwhile, it also uses the proprietary HDD
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data stream storage technology to ensure the continuous, safe and reliable recording,
thereby extending the HDD life span and also avoiding the occurrence of HDD fragments.
The device can also save the current image in the event of power-failure and eliminate the
inter-segment frame loss. The system is stable, reliable, user friendly and suitable for
long-term continuous video recording.

The product has powerful networking functions:

Support TCP/IP, UDP and RTCP network protocols;

Built-in PPPoE;

Realize networking monitoring, remote image transmission, remote control of DVR, remote
data download and alarm upload functions via LAN, DDN or ADSL;

The concrete functions are as follows:

1.2.1 Real-time Monitoring Function

BSR-5000N/NE series DVRs provide BNC and VGA output interfaces and support
monitors and displays output to perform real-time monitoring.

Support 1/4/9/16-channel screen-split monitoring on the same monitor (depending on the


channel numbers)
Intelligent view or management of system log
Support sequence switching in various display ways

1.2.2 Storage Function

There are two types of mainboards for BSR-5000N/NE. It has integrated SATA interfaces
(please indicate in the purchase order).

SATA HDD: BSR-5004N/NE, BSR-5008N/NE, or BSR-5016N/NE has 8 built-in SATA


interfaces which can connect 1~8 SATA HDDs in total or 1~7 built-in SATA HDDs as well as
1 SATA HDD on rear panel. The maximum capacity of HDD is 8000GB.

The proprietary data storage format makes the tamper-proof data safe and reliable. It can
also avoid frame loss or repeated frame when the data storage does not need to be packed.
The video recording can reach up to 12 hours. Thanks to the unique stream storage, it can
save the current image at most in the event of an exceptional restart or shutdown.

Support HDD fault management and use management.


Real-time display of the HDD remaining capacity.

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Support HDD sleep; it transfers the non-working HDD to sleep automatically, which reduces the
power consumption and is conducive to the heat dissipation, thereby extending the HDD life
span.

1.2.3 Compression

The audio/video signal can be real-time compressed by independent HDD. Voice and
image always maintain stable synchronization.
.

Image compression standard: MPEG-4; video definition: Half D1/CIF.


6 levels of image quality; the image quality and bitrate are adjustable; each channel can be set
separately.
Audio compression standard: MPEG-II layer2.

1.2.4 Record and Play Functions

Support multiplex video recording, video play, network transmission, PTZ control, system setup
and other operations without mutual interference. While realizing independent real-time video
recording, each channel can also realize single-channel video playback, video retrieval, video
search and download, etc.
Video input supports the self-adaptive PAL or NTSC mode; Video output supports the PAL or
NTSC mode.
Each video input is compressed independently. The frame rate is 1-25 f/s and is adjustable.
Support monitor and display output.
Synchronous audio and video work without delay.
Support four video recording modes: manual, schedule, alarm or motion detection, which can
be combined optionally.
Support image mask function.
Support password mask and full-screen mask.
Support respective time-interval setup of motion detection sensitivity and video quality, and also
the function of enabling motion detection.
Support cyclic recording when the HDD capacity is full; users can set whether mask
automatically when the HDD capacity is full.
Support cyclic recording (auto/manual mask).
Multi-speed FF (Fast Forward)/FR (Fast Rewind)/FP (Fast Play)/SP (Slow Play).
Video information can be quickly searched by time or segment number, video lists are also
displayed here.

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Display the accurate event time during playback.


During single-image full-screen playback, select any image section for zoom-in play (electro
zoom-in).

1.2.5 Backup Function

BSR-5000N/NE series DVRs support powerful data backup function.


Support USB disk backup (USB2.0 interface)
Support HDD backup (SB2.0 and SATA interfaces)
Support network backup (dedicated client software Bplayer needs to be installed)
Support data backup by time or video segment, and inter-segment data backup
Support CD backup (not available in this version)

In addition, BSR-5000N/NE series DVRs also support scheduled backup and local data
playback.
1.2.6 Network Function

Support broadband dial-up access and can modify username and password remotely
Support ADSL, DDN or LAN protocols
Support TCP/IP and UDP transmission
Support dynamic IP
Support DDNS
Set and upgrade DVRs remotely.
Real-time monitoring via network remotely
Download video files and playback remotely
Control PTZ
Support alarm handling and system log view remotely

1.2.7 Alarm Handling Function

Alarm handling function and various alarm ways, such as video loss alarm, HDD fault alarm,
mainboard fault alarm, motion detection alarm and signal input alarm.
Alarm when video is masked.
Can connect such alarm devices as infrared vibrator, temperature sensor and smoke detector.
Support open circuit or closed circuit alarm.
Multi-channel relay switch alarm output realizes alarm handling and on-site lighting control
conveniently.
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1.2.8 Communication Interface

Dedicated interface realizes alarm input and PTZ control.


RS232/RS485 interface realizes the centralized control through dedicated keypad or matrix
switcher controller.
Support transparent serial port (reserved, not supported now).

1.2.9 PTZ Control

Support PTZ decoder via RS485 communication.


Support PTZ control and multiple built-in PTZ communication protocols. The extended multiple
decoding protocols realize the PTZ and dome control conveniently.
Support preset, patrol, route and ancillary switch.
Set decoder’s address manually or automatically.

1.2.10 Security

Embedded DVR and dedicated operating system keep computer virus away.
Image data is protected so it can not be modified by computer.
Power-failure protection and automatic reboot.
Support user privilege setup and 3-level password restriction, safe and reliable.
Powerful fault tolerance avoids system crash caused by HDD error.

1.3 Performance Indexes

Table 1-1 Performance indexes of BSR-5000N/NE


Item Description
Video Video signal PAL/NTSC Black and white or color-composite
video signal. Mode identified automatically.
Video input BNC (level: 1.0Vp-p; impedance: 75Ω)
BSR-5004N/NE: 4-ch video input
BSR-5008N/NE: 8-ch video input
BSR-5016N/NE: 16-ch video input
Video output 1-ch video output BNC (level: 1.0Vp-p; impedance:
75Ω) or 1-ch VGA video output
Audio Audio input BNC interface
BSR-5004N/NE: 4-ch video input
BSR-5008N/NE: 8-ch video input
BSR-5016N/NE: 16-ch video input
Audio output 1-ch audio output
Alarm Alarm input BSR-5004N/NE: 4-ch alarm input
System BSR-5008N/NE: 8-ch alarm input
BSR-5016NNE: 16-ch alarm input

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Item Description
Open-circuit or short-circuit alarm
Alarm output Relay nodes output: AC 220V/3A; DC 30V/3A
BSR-5004N/NE: 2-ch alarm output
BSR-5008N/NE: 4-ch alarm output
BSR-5016N/NE: 4-ch alarm output
HDD 1) SATA interface HDD
2) Maximum each HDD capacity: 1000GB
3)BSR-5004N/NE,BSR-5008N/NE,BSR-5016N/NE:
8 built-in SATA interfaces which can connect 8
SATA HDDs.
Backup Interface SATA, USB2.0 and LAN (RJ-45)
Recording Video time Video time is determined according to the HDD
System capacity and definition. Bitrate can be set by users
according to the HDD capacity.
Compression Video: MPEG-4; audio: MPEG-II layer2.
standard
Live resolution D1: 704*576
Playback Hafl D1: 704*288(BSR-5000N serial)
resolution CIF:352*352(BSR-5000NE serial)
Electrical Power supply 220V/50Hz or 110V/60Hz
Features Power 20-60W (HDD not included)
consumption
Battery life 3 years
span
Physical BSR-5004N/NE 440 (W)*88(H)*410(D)
Parameters BSR-5008N/NE 440(W)*88(H)*410(D)
BSR-5016N/NE 440(W)*88(H)*490(D)
Weight About 5~7.5Kg (HDD not included)
Environment Temperature -10℃~+50℃
Humidity <90%

1.4 Typical Applications

1.4.1 Local Monitoring

BSR-5000N/NE series DVRs perform the main function of local monitoring by selecting the
channel numbers according to the monitoring demand. Now, take BSR-5016N/NE for
example to describe the local monitoring solution.
One BSR-5016N/NE DVR can meet the demand of monitoring when the scenes that need
monitoring are less than (or equal to) 16.

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Fig 1-2 BSR-5016N/NE-based local monitoring topology

BSR-5016N/NE DVR realizes 16-ch audio/video input, or 8-ch audio input and 1-ch
audio/video output. Two ways for video output realized by connecting either to the ordinary
CRT monitors via BNC interface or to any other displays containing VGA interface via VGA
interface, such as PC displays.
Audio/video information can be transmitted to PC via network port for the control
management of front-end PTZ lens, preset, auto patrol, route, lighting and wiper blade at
PC terminal by using dedicated monitoring software. Besides, it can also backup video files
via front USB2.0 interface or external SATA interface.
1.4.2 Networking Monitoring

1. Networking Monitoring via LAN


DVR realizes networking monitoring via LAN switches. The system networking topology is
as follows:

Fig 1-3 LAN networking topology

2. Networking Monitoring via WAN

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Networking via matrix switcher controller

Fig 1-4 WAN networking topology via matrix switcher controller

Networking via ADSL


BSR-5000N/NE can be connected to WAN directly via ADSL cable with the same way as
that of PC networking. The system topology is as follows:

Fig 1-5 WAN networking topology via ADSL

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BSR-5000N/NE series DVRs, using industry standard 2U chassis design, can be installed
to the standard 19-inch chassis.
Product Structure

Dimension of BSR-5004N/NE or BSR-5008N/NE: 440(L)*88(H)*410(D).


Dimension of BSR-5016N/NE: 440(L)*88(H)*490(D).

This chapter details the structures of the front panel, the rear panel and the side panel.

2.1 Front Panel

2.1.1 Front Panle of BSR-5004N/NE DVR

Fig 2-1 Front panel of BSR-5004N/NE DVR

1 Z+ 2 Z- 3

4 F+ 5 F- 6

Power Menu
7 I+ 8 I- 9

CH1 CH2 CH3 CH4


0 Clear Alarm/F3 Quality/F4 Info/F5
USB
Schedule Keyboard Lock Motion PTZ Head Arm/Disarm/F1 /F2

Table 2-1 Front panel labels description of BSR-5004N/NE DVR


Label Description Label Description

1 Power on/off 17 Motion Detection


2 VFD 18 Video Switch 3(CH3)
3 Record/1/Z+ 19 PTZ Control
4 FR/4/F+ 20 Video Switch 4(CH4)
5 Play/2/Z- 21 Arm/Disarm/F1
6 FF/5/F- 22 Multi-Image/F2
7 Stop/3 23 Start/0

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Label Description Label Description

8 Pause/6 24 Step/7/I+
9 Cursor Left/Left Zoom-in 25 Clear Alarm/F3
Play/PTZ Move Left
10 Cursor Up/Upper Zoom-in 26 Previous/8/I-
Play/PTZ Move Up
11 Cursor Right/Right Zoom-in 27 Quality/F4
Play/PTZ Move Right
12 USB Socket 28 Next/9
13 Schedule 29 Info/F5
14 Video Switch 1(CH1) 30 Cursor Down/Lower Zoom-in
Play/PTZ Move Down
15 Keyboard Lock 31 Menu
16 Video Switch 2(CH2)

2.1.2 Front Panel of BSR-5008N/NE DVR

Fig 2-2 Front panel of BSR-5008N/NE DVR

Power Menu

Schedule Keyboard Lock Motion PTZ Head Arm/Disarm/F1 /F2


0 Clear Alarm/F3 Quality/F4 Info/F5

CH1 CH2 CH3 CH4 CH5 CH6 CH7 CH8

Table 2-2 Front panel labels description of BSR-5008N/NE DVR


Label Description Label Description

1 Power on/off 19 Video Switch 4(CH4)


2 VFD 20 PTZ Control
3 Record/1/Z+ 21 Video Switch 5(CH5)
4 FR/4/F+ 22 Arm/Disarm/F1
5 Play/2/Z- 23 Video Switch 6(CH6)
6 FF/5/F- 24 Multi-Image/F2
7 Stop/3 25 Video Switch 7(CH7)
8 Pause/6 26 Video Switch 8(CH8)
9 Cursor Left/Left Zoom-in 27 Start/0

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Label Description Label Description

Play/PTZ Move Left


10 Cursor Up/Upper Zoom-in 28 Step/7/I+
Play/PTZ Move Up
11 Cursor Right/Right Zoom-in 29 Clear Alarm/F3
Play/PTZ Move Right
12 USB Socket 30 Previous/8/I-
13 Video Switch 1(CH1) 31 Quality/F4
14 Schedule 32 Next/9
15 Video Switch 2(CH2) 33 Info/F5
16 Keyboard Lock 34 Cursor Down/Lower Zoom-in
Play/PTZ Move Down
17 Video Switch 3(CH3) 35 Menu
18 Motion Detection

2.1.3 Front Panel of BSR-5016N/NE DVR

Fig 2-3 Front panel of BSR-6016N/NE DVR

1 Z+ 2 Z- 3

4 F+ 5 F- 6

菜单
7 I+ 8 I- 9

0 Clear Alarm/F3 Quality/F4 Info/F5

PTZ Head Arm/Disarm/F1 /

USB 2.0

Table 2-3 Front panel labels description of BSR-5016N/NE DVR


Label Description Label Description

1 Power on/off 21 Video Switch 5(CH5)


2 VFD 22 Video Switch 15(CH15)
3 Record/1/Z+ 23 Video Switch 6(CH6)
4 FR/4/F+ 24 Video Switch 16(CH16)
5 Play/2/Z- 25 Video Switch 7(CH7)
6 FF/5/F- 26 PTZ Control
7 Stop/3 27 Video Switch 8(CH8)
8 Pause/6 28 Arm/Disarm/F1
9 Cursor Left/Left Zoom-in 29 Video Switch 9(CH9)
Play/PTZ Move Left
10 Cursor Up/Upper Zoom-in 30 Multi-Image/F2

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Label Description Label Description

Play/PTZ Move Up
11 Cursor Right/Right Zoom-in 31 Video 10(CH10)
Play/PTZ Move Right
12 USB Socket 32 Start/0
13 Video Switch 1(CH1) 33 Step/7/I+
14 Video Switch 11(CH11) 34 Clear Alarm/F3
15 Video Switch 2(CH2) 35 Previous/8/I-
16 Video Switch 12(CH12) 36 Quality/F4
17 Video Switch 3(CH3) 37 Next/9
18 Video Switch 13(CH13) 38 Info/F5
19 Video Switch 4(CH4) 39 Cursor Down/Lower Zoom-in
Play/PTZ Move Down
20 Video Switch 14(CH14) 40 Menu

2.2 Rear Panel

2.2.1 Rear Panel of BSR-5004N/NE DVR

Fig 2-4 Rear panel of BSR-5004N/NE DVR

Table 2-4 Rear panel labels description of BSR-5004N/NE DVR


Label Description Label Description

1 T+(to other device DA port of 12 AUDIO INPUT 1


RS-485),send control signal
2 T-(to other device DB port of 13 AUDIO INPUT 4
RS-485),send control signal
3 R+(to other device DB port of 14 Alarm OUTPUT 1~2
RS-485),receive control signal
4 R-(to other device DB port of 15 Alarm INPUT1~4
RS-485),receive control signal
5 GND 16 GND
6 INTERCOM INPUT 17 LAN interface
7 INTERCOM OUTPUT 18 VGA interface
8 VIDEO OUTPUT 19 SATA interface

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Label Description Label Description

9 AUDIO OUTPUT 20 110V~220V Power interface


10 VIDEO INPUT 1 21 Power switch
11 VIDEO INPUT 4 22 GND bolt

T+ and T- act as the transmitters of control signals and can connect to such
controlled units as the PTZ dome, etc. R+ and R- act as the receivers of
Attention
control signals and can connect to the video server, in which case the DVR is
controlled by other devices. These items will not be detailed in the following
description of specific real panels of different DVR models.

2.2.2 Rear Panel of BSR-5008N/NE DVR

Fig 2-5 Rear panel of BSR-5008N/NE DVR

RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK


DO NOT OPEN
AC IN:115V/230V 50/60Hz
POWER:250W

Table 2-5 Rear panel labels description of BSR-5008N/NE DVR


Label Description Label Description
1 T+(to other device DA port of 11 AUDIO INPUT 1
RS-485),send control signal
2 T-(to other device DB port of 12 AUDIO INPUT 8
RS-485),send control signal
3 R+(to other device DB port of 13 Alarm INPUT 1~8
RS-485),receive control signal
4 R-(to other device DB port of 14 Alarm OUTPUT 1~4
RS-485),receive control signal
5 INTERCOM INPUT 15 LAN INTERFACE
6 VIDEO OUTPUT 16 VGA INTERFACE
7 VIDEO INPUT 1 17 SATA INTERFACE
8 VIDEO INPUT 8 18 110V~220V Power interface
9 INTERCOM OUTPUT 19 Power switch
10 AUDIO OUTPUT 20 GND bolt

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T+ and T- act as the transmitters of control signals and can connect to


such controlled units as the PTZ dome, etc. R+ and R- act as the receivers
Attention
of control signals and can connect to the video server, in which case the
DVR is controlled by other devices. These items will not be detailed in the
following description of specific real panels of different DVR models.

2.2.3 Rear Panel of BSR-5016N/NE DVR

Fig 2-6 Rear panel of BSR-5016N/NE DVR

RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK


DO NOT OPEN
AC IN:115V/230V 50/60Hz
POWER:250W

Table 2-6 Rear panel labels description of BSR-5016N/NE DVR


Label Description Label Description

1 T+(to other device DA port of 14 ALARM OUPUT 1~4


RS-485),send control signal
2 T-(to other device DB port of 15 ALARM INPUT 1~16
RS-485),send control signal
3 R+(to other device DA port of 16 LAN INTERFACE
RS-485),receive control signal
4 R-(to other device DB port of 12 VGA INTERFACE
RS-485),receive control signal
5 INTERCOM INPUT 13 SATA INTERFACE
6 VIDEO OUTPUT 14 AUDIO INPUT 16
7 VIDEO INPUT 1 15 AUDIO INPUT 13
8 VIDEO INPUT 12 16 VIDEO INPUT 16
9 INTERCOM OUTPUT VIDEO INPUT 13
10 AUDIO OUTPUT POWER INTERFACE
11 AUDIO INPUT 1 POWER SWITCH
12 AUDIO INPUT 12 GND BOLT
13 ALARM INPUT 1~8

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T+ and T- act as the transmitters of control signals and can connect to such
controlled units as the PTZ dome, etc. R+ and R- act as the receivers of
Attention
control signals and can connect to the video server, in which case the DVR is
controlled by other devices. These items will not be detailed in the following
description of specific real panels of different DVR models.

2.3 Side Panel

BSR-5000N/NE series DVRs can be installed to the chassis through the over-the-ear
mounting holes on side panel. The device on both sides is also equipped with ventilation
holes for heat dissipation.

Fig 2-11 Side panel of BSR-5000N/NE series DVR

BSR-5000N/NE series DVRs are equipped with ventilation holes on side panel
Attention for heat dissipation. Please do not block these holes during installation.

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3.1 Security Precautions
Before Installation
Chapter 3

Please read the security precautions carefully before installation to reduce the possible
accidents. "Attention" or "Warning" provided in this manual supplements the security
precautions during operation. Therefore, the personnel who take charge of BSR-5000N/NE
series DVRs’ installation and maintenance must have basic knowledge of security, and
even may be required to master proper operating ways by attending professional trainings
for qualified operation.

1) Please follow the local security regulations during operation. The security
precautions provided in this manual supplement the local security
Attention
regulations.
2) Do not enable the DVR with high-voltage or low-voltage power supply.

3.2 Installation Location

In order to make the DVR safe and deliver satisfied performance, the followings need to be
considered during installation:

3.2.1 Temperature and Humidity

Observe the ambient temperature and humidity specifications when choosing a location for
BSR-5000N/NE series devices. Long-time exposing the device to high humidity will make
the insulating materials bad and sometimes may lead to leakage. It also can make the
materials’ mechanical properties changed and metal components corroded. When
exposing to the low humidity, the insulating gaskets will shrink and may loose the fastening
screws. Static may occur in the dry environment and thus endangers electrostatic-sensitive
components. The insulating materials will accelerate the aging process under high
temperature, which will seriously affect the device’s life span. Therefore, the device should
stay away from high temperature and avoid direct exposure to sunlight.

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To ensure the normal heat dissipation: do not put the device in the poorly ventilated places;
do not block the ventilation holes or rear cooling fans. The installing place should be more than
5cm from other devices or walls.
In order to avoid condensation: forbid moving the device from too hot to too cold places or
from too cold to too hot places, because the condensation inside the device will affect the life
span seriously.
To ensure the HDD’s stable performance: Put DVR in air-conditioned environment or chassis
with well ventilation.

3.2.2 Environment Cleanness

Environment cleanness will affect the life span of cooling fans, please check the fans regularly.
Dust will also affect the device security seriously. Indoor dust falling on the equipment will lead
to electrostatic adsorption which makes the metal connectors or metal contact points bad. It
affects not only the device’s life span but audio/video transmission quality.

3.2.3 Anti-static Requirement

Many measures for anti-static are taken for BSR-5000N/NE. When the static is above a certain
level, it can crash the circuit board or the device.
Electrostatic induction occurs mainly from two ways during operation. One is the external
electric field such as outdoor high-voltage transmission cable and lighting; the other is the
indoor environment, floor materials and the device structure.
Therefore, the followings should be considered to prevent static:

1) Good earth of device and floor

2) Prevent indoor dust

3) Maintain proper temperature and humidity

4) Place disconnected circuit boards on an anti-static workbench with face upward or in an


anti-static bag

5) Please hold the edge of the circuit board or HDD during installation and disconnection,
avoid bare touching of the circuit board or the HDD components

3.2.4 Electromagnetic Environment

The possible interference source of BSR-5000N/NE series DVRs, whether it generates from the
device or application system external or from the internal, will affect the device in the form of

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capacitive coupling, inductive coupling, electromagnetic radiation, public impedance coupling


(including grounding system). Therefore, the following needs to be done to prevent interference
Take effective measures to prevent power system interference
The installation location should be far away from the electrical device grounding place and
anti-lightning device place
Keep away from radio transmitting station, radar transmitting station, or high-frequency
high-current device
Take electromagnetic shielding measures if necessary

3.2.5 Environmental Protection

Electromagnetic radiation: it complies with the national standard of electromagnetic radiation


of no harm to human body.
Energy consumption: the power-saving design complies with relevant energy consumption
regulations of ENERGY-STAR.

3.2.6 Avoid Electric Shock and Fire

The precision electronic device DVR must be reliably earthed, although it has been designed
with many electrostatic protection functions.
BSR-5000N/NE internal earth device has been connected to the AC power earth terminal.
Please make sure that the AC power contact point in the middle of the plug-board is reliably
earthed.
Do not split liquid on the DVR; otherwise it may cause internal short-circuit or fire.
Do not put other devices on top of DVR.
Voltage remains when power cables of DVR connecting to the power plug-socket, even if the
DVR is disabled.

3.3 Installation Tools

1. Tools
1 Phillips screwdriver
1 slotted screwdriver
1 multimeter
Crimping tool (optional, for Ethernet cable)
1 anti-static electric iron

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Some label papers


2. Cables and connecting terminals
Power cable and earth cable
Audio/video coaxial cable
BNC connectors
Ethernet cables or RJ-45 connector and CAT5E
Alarm signal cable

3.4 Unpacking Inspection

Check the package and contents for visible damage when the devices are received.
Unpack the packaging case to check all the fittings. BSR-5000N/NE generally provides the
following attached fittings:
1 BSR-5000N/NE device
1 AC power cable
4 HDD IDE cables or a number of SATA data cables (depending on the supported SATA HDDs’
numbers that one SATA data cable matches one SATA interface)
1 set of user manual or CD

The above is suitable for the general condition. The accurate fittings are
Hint subject to the packing specification or the device procurement contract.

1) The model stated on the front panel is very important. Please check the
model carefully against the purchase contract.
Attention
2) The product label pasted on the rear panel means a lot for the after-sales
service or future product upgrading and maintenance. Please take good care of
it and do not tear it up or discard it. It also requires providing your PN and SN
when you call our after-sales telephone.

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3.5 Installation Steps

The installation steps are as follows:

Fig 3-1 Equipment installation steps

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4 HDD Installation
Chapter 4

This chapter details the BSR-5000N/NE DVR’s installation processes, mainly including
HDD capacity selection, HDD installation and DVR installation.

4.1 HDD Selection and Installation

4.1.1 HDD Selection

1. HDD types selection:

Two types of HDD interfaces are provided for BSR-5000N/NE: IDE or SATA.
Attention Please make sure the supported HDD types before ordering products.

2. HDD models and parameters


Please make sure that the HDD has been installed for the initial installation. 7200RPM and
the above high-speed HDD are recommended for the jumpers.

HDD’s performance plays a key role for the device stability. Therefore, users
need to choose suitable HDD manufacturers and models. Please consult our
Attention
device agent or BlueStar’s technician if you are not sure about it.

3. Single HDD capacity selection


BSR-5000N/NE series DVR has no restriction on the capacity of single HDD, and can
support at most 8000GB theoretically.
4. Total capacity selection
Calculation formula of HDD capacity:

Total HDD capacity (M) =channel numbers × time needed (h) × HDD space occupied per
hour (M/h)

In a similar way, the calculation formula of video recording time is:

Recording time (h) =Total HDD capacity (M)/ (HDD space occupied per hour (M/h) ×
channel numbers)

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Take an 8-ch DVR for example: the video recording capacity of each channel is 135M/h,
and the constant audio recording capacity of each channel is 14.4M/h, so the required HDD
capacity for continuous 24 hours video recording of 20 days is:
8-ch×20D×24h×(135+14.4)M/h=573G.

It requires three 250G HDDs or two 320G HDDs.

The HDD space occupied per hour is closely related to the image quality of the channel.
BSR-5000N/NE series DVRs set the image quality of each channel separately, so it must
sum up the channel’s capacity that calculated separately for the HDD total capacity.

Table 4-1 BSR-5000NE Relation between image bitrate and the occupied HDD space
Quality Compression Max Occupied HDD
format bitrate space/hour
Grade 1 CIF 200Kbps 90 MB/H
Grade 2 CIF 300Kbps 135 MB/H

Grade 3 CIF 420Kbps 190 MB/H

Grade 4 CIF 576Kbps 260 MB/H

Grade 5 CIF 768Kbp 345 MB/H

Grade 6 CIF 960Kbps 430 MB/H

Transmission CIF 400Kbps 180 MB/H

Table 4-2 BSR-5000N Relation between image bitrate and the occupied HDD space
Quality Compression Max Occupied HDD
format bitrate space/hour
Grade 1 CIF 512Kbps 231 MB/H
Grade 2 CIF 768Kbps 346 MB/H

Grade 3 CIF 896Kbps 404 MB/H

Grade 4 CIF 1280Kbps576 MB/H

Grade 5 1/2 D1 1536Kbp 615 MB/H

Grade 6 1/2 D1 1920Kbps864 MB/H

Transmission CIF 400Kbps 180 MB/H

1) BSR-5000N/NE series DVRs adopt MPEG4 compression technology that


features considerable dynamic range. The HDD bitrate fluctuates up and
Attention
down with the image change’s degree based on the above parameters. The

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accurate recording time is subject to the on-site test result.

2) The HDD capacity calculated is based on the occupied HDD space per
hour other than the converted occupied HDD space per minute.

3) The HDD capacity calculated according to the image quality must consider
the bitrate of audio channel. The audio constant bitrate of each channel is
32Kbps and is equal to 14.4M/H.

4.1.2 Precautions during HDD Installation

1) Please make sure that the DVR is shut down during HDD installation or
replacement. Inserting or removing HDD in power-on state is absolutely
Attention
forbidden; otherwise, it may damage the HDD or internal components.
2) Each SATA interface can connect one HDD with SATA interface.

4.1.3 HDD Symbol

SATA interface HDD symbols description: 1 SATA interface can connect only one HDD. The HDD symbols are as
follows:
Table 4-3 SATA interface DVRs symbols and jumpers description
Silkscreen on HDD Symbols corresponding to
mainboard the SATA interface
A A
B B
C C
D D
E E
F F
G G
H H

4.2 HDD Installation Steps

Step 1: Unscrew the set screws on both sides and back of the cabinet.
Step 2: Remove the device enclosure.
Step 3: Unscrew the screws that fixed the upper and lower HDD brackets (only the upper

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HDD bracket needs to be removed). See the diagram below.

Fig 4-1 Unscrew the screws that fixed the upper and lower HDD brackets

Step 4: Mount the HDD on the bracket that is not removed. Attention: the HDD power
supply interface and SATA interface face interior of the device. The side with circuit boards
and components faces up and is fixed on the bracket. Each bracket can accommodate 4
HDDs at most.

All the screws must be fastened during installation. It is recommended to add


gaskets between screws and HDDs. Or resonance might happen which will
Attention
affect the HDD life span seriously.

Step 5: Mount other HDDs onto the bracket that has been removed. Attention: the bracket
side with 4 holes should be mounted near power switch of the front panel during chassis
installation. The HDD installation shall use the two screws away from the power switch of
the front panel. See the diagram below:

Fig 4-2 Mount HDDs to the HDD bracket

Please fix the HDD here

Step 7: Re-mount the bracket with HDD installed on the chassis.


Step 8: Connect HDD data cable and then connect the HDD power cable.

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Step 9: Close the cabinet to complete the HDD installation.


1) Step 6 and Step 7 require no sequence however. It is also allowed
to mount the HDD bracket firstly into the cabinet and then install
HDDs.
Hint

2) Step 6 can be omitted if the HDD number is less than 5.

3) BSR-5016N/NE device is equipped with an external IDE interface


on rear panel. It can directly connect HDDs (description is omitted
here).

For the mainboard with HDD SATA interface, the external 1 SATA HDD interface on rear
panel can connect disk array. The disk symbols are from A to H. The concrete disk symbols
are related with the cable of SATA interfaces on mainboard. The external SATA interface on
rear panel takes effect when any one interface from A to H has been connected to the
external SATA interface (take SATA interface cable).

Fig 4-3 Connect the mainboard SATA interface with the external SATA interface

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5 DVR Installation
Chapter 5

Only when the HDD has been installed, can we start the DVR installation. BSR-5000N/NE
DVRs, designed with the standard 19-inch chassis and 2U height, vary by the models in
depth. Please refer to Table 1-1 BSR-5000N/NE performance indexes for the specific
dimension.

The DVR can be installed to the standard 19-inch chassis or on a horizontal workstation.
The standard 19-inch chassis is recommended for installation along with a tray.

Wear anti-static gloves during installation to avoid metal corrosion that


caused by sweat.
Hint

Installation steps:
Step 1: Please make sure that the tray for the standard 19-inch chassis has been installed
correctly. Otherwise please install the tray at first if it has not been installed or installed
wrongly. The tray should be horizontal and should be installed firmly and reliably.

Step 2: Please make sure that BSR-5000N/NE DVR has no conductor or cable connected
to the external device. If it exists, please disconnect it at first.

Step 3: Please place the DVR on the tray of the chassis firmly and adjust the position to
make the DVR front panel near the baffle of the tray. Make sure that the DVR has been
firmly installed.

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Fig 5-1 Mount the DVR on the chassis

1 Z+ 2 Z- 3

4 F+ 5 F- 6

电源开关 菜单
7 I+ 8 I- 9

0 报警清除 画质选择 信息显示

云台 布/撤防

USB 2.0

Tray

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6 Cable Connection
Chapter 6

Please disconnect the power cable from the power socket before DVR installation.
Please check the connection carefully before power-on. If the connections are
Attention
improper, there is a risk of fire or DVR damage.

6.1 Power Cable Connection

Please make sure that the local input voltage meets the device requirement of power
supply before power connection. The external power supply shall be 220V±10% /50Hz or
110V±10% /60Hz.

Power input with stable voltage and small ripple interference should be provided, which
avails the stable operation of the DVR and extends the HDD life span. It also benefits the
external device operation, such as camera. UPS power supply is recommended if possible.
The connection steps are as follows:

Step 1: Ensure that power switch is in OFF state.

Step 2: Connect the power plug to the power socket on the rear panel of the device.

Step 3: Insert the other end of the power cable into the AC power supply interface.

Step 4: Turn on and make sure the normal power of the device.

Step 5: Turn off and connect other cables.

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Fig 6-1Connection of AC power cable

6.2 Connection of Audio/Video Input and Output Cables

6.2.1 Connection of Audio /Video Input

1. Before connection
DVR audio/video input adopts BNC connector. The required video input signal is: PAL/NTSC
BNC (1.0VP-P, 75Ω).
Video signal should be in accord with the national standard of high signal-to-noise ratio, low
distortion and low interference; the images shall be clear with real and natural colors,
appropriate brightness and no distortion.
Audio/Video signal cable shall stay away from the device and cables with strong EMI, and avoid
the intrusion of high voltage current.
Guarantee the stability and reliability of transmission circuit: adopt high-quality video coaxial
cables with good shielding performance and select suitable models according to the
transmission distance. If the distance is too long, twisted pair transmission in addition to video
compensation device and optical transmission shall be adopted to guarantee the signal quality.
Guarantee the stability and reliability of camera signals: camera shall be installed in a proper
position and at a proper angle to avoid backlighting and low-illumination. It can also adopt the
camera with good backlighting compensation or the camera for low illumination.

2. Connection steps of video cables


Step 1: Make sure front-end camera has been correctly installed.

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Step 2: Lay the video cables properly according to the condition of field construction and
the actual location of chassis; make BNC connectors at both ends of video cables and
paste labels such as Video1, Video2 at the joints of both ends.

1) Guarantee good contact of connector lugs: both signal and shielding cables
shall be firmly and well connected. False welding, lap welding and oxidation
Attention
shall be avoided.
2) Intrusion of high voltage current is forbidden.

Step 3: Connect BNC connector at one end of video cable to camera and the other end to
the DVR video input (silkscreens on the rear panel are: Video1 IN, Video2 IN……VideoN
IN. N is related with the DVR models and is 16 at most currently).

3. Connection steps of audio cables


Step 1: Make sure the front-end sound pickup has been correctly installed.

Step 2: Lay the audio cables properly according to the condition of field construction and
the actual location of chassis; make BNC connectors at both ends of video cables and
paste labels such as Video1, Video2 at the joints of both ends.

1) Guarantee good contact of connector lugs: both signals and shielding


cables shall be well and firmly connected. False welding, lap welding and
Attention
oxidation shall be avoided.
2) Intrusion of high voltage current is forbidden.
3) As audio input has high impedance, the sound pickup must be active
sound pickup.

Step 3: Connect BNC connector at one end of audio cable to sound pickup and the other
end to the DVR audio input (silkscreens on the rear panel are: Audio1 IN, Audio2
IN……AudioN IN. N is related with the DVR models and is 8 at most currently).

Pay attention to the corresponding relationship between audio and video


Attention cables.

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6.2.2 Selection and Connection of Video Output Device

1. Selection of video output device


BSR-5000N/NE supports two types of video output interfaces: BNC interface and VGA
interface. BNC interface can be connected to specialized monitor or TV (not
recommended). VGA interface can be connected to PC display or monitor with VGA
interface. Only one type of interfaces is valid at a time.

It is strongly recommended to use industry-level monitor as the DVR output device. It has
the following advantages:

It is ideal for the industry-level long-term monitoring. The general civilian device is prone to
aging, damage and even burn during long-time use.
It has high definition and color restoration capacity which are incomparable to the civilian
device.
It has strong anti-interference capability and is suitable for various kinds of complex application
environment. Its operation stability is far better than the general device's.
Using TV as video output device is an unreliable method and is not recommended. Effort
shall be made to minimize use time and strictly control interference from power source and
neighboring device. The hidden danger of leakage of poor-quality TV could result in the
damage to other device.
2. Connection of video cables
Connection steps of BNC video cables:

Step 1: Lay the video cables properly according to the condition of field construction and
the actual location of chassis, and make BNC connectors at both ends of video cables.

Step 2: Make sure that the power switch of the monitor is in OFF state.

Step 3: Connect the BNC connector at one end of the video cable to monitor and the other
to the DVR video output port.

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Fig 6-2 Connection of BNC video cables

Connection steps of VGA video cables:

Step 1: Make sure that the PC display is in OFF state.

Step 2: Connect data cables on PC display to the VGA interface on the rear panel of
BSR-5000N/NE.

Fig 6-3 Connection of VGA interface

6.2.3 Audio Output

The DVR audio output uses BNC connector. It can be directly connected to an active sound
box or drives other sound output device through power amplifier. When external sound box
and sound pickup are unable to realize space isolation, output whistle might happen. Take
the following measures in this case:

Use sound pickup with good-orientation;


Adjust the sound box volume and make it lower than the whistle threshold value;
Adopt sound-absorbing decoration material to reduce sound reflection and improve acoustic
environment;

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Reduce the occurrence of whistle by adjusting the layout of the sound pickup and sound box.

Connection steps:

Step 1: Lay the audio cables properly according to the condition of field construction and
the actual location of chassis, and make BNC connectors at both ends of audio cables.

Step 2: Make sure that the power of active sound box is in OFF state.

Step 3: Connect the BNC connector at one end of the audio cable to the input port of active
sound box and the other to the audio output port of the DVR.

Fig 6-4 Connection of audio output cables

6.3 Connection of Alarm Input/Output

BSR-5000N/NE series DVRs can provide at most 16-ch alarm input terminals (depending
on the DVR model) and 4-ch alarm output terminals (depending on the DVR model) on the
rear panel for various detectors connection. Pay attention to the followings concerning the
connection of alarm input/output:

Alarm input 1, 2…16 has no one-to-one relationship with audio/video signals. Users can set the
channel by software arbitrarily.
There is no restriction on alarm types. The alarm can be either normal-open or normal-closed.
Active power should be provided for alarm detectors or alarm apparatuses. It is not provided on
BSR-5000N/NE DVRs’ alarm input/output terminals.

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Fig 6-5 Alarm input/output terminals

Fig 6-6 Appearance of alarm input/output terminals

Table 6-1 Alarm output of different devices


Device model Channel numbers of alarm input Channel numbers of alarm output
BSR-5004N/NE 4-ch 2-ch
BSR-5008N/NE 8-ch 4-ch
BSR-5016N/NE 16-ch 4-ch

Connection steps of alarm input/output:

Step 1: Turn off the power of BSR-5000N/NE device.

Step 2: Unplug the green alarm terminal socket from the BSR-5000N/NE device.

Step 3: Peel off connector about 0.5cm at one end of alarm input/output cable with cable
stripping pliers. Then close the connector with a small amount of soldering tin or tighten the
connector to avoid splitting of copper cables.

Step 4: Loosen the screws of the interface that needs accessing alarm input/output with a
screwdriver.

Step 5: Insert the prepared alarm input/output cables into alarm input/output interfaces.

Step 6: Tighten the screws on the alarm input/output interfaces with a screwdriver.

Step 7: Re-insert the alarm terminal socket into BSR-5000N/NE device and establish

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secure connection.

All alarm input cables share a common GND terminal. If multi-channel alarm
inputs need to be connected, please join the earth cables firstly and then
Attention
connect them to the device GND terminal.

6.4 Connection of RS232 /RS485

It is recommended to use BlueStar’s dedicated keyboard (for example:


BSR-K01) for control when multiple DVRs are used together. In this case,
Attention
RS485 is used in bus connection mode and a 120Ω resistor is connected to
the bus terminal of the last DVR to reduce reflection and raise signal quality.

The logic wiring diagram below shows the control of multiple BlueStar series DVRs through
keyboard. RS485 interface uses bus connection mode. Each DVR can set communication
ID of RS485 through menu (001, 002……003).

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Fig 6-6 Logic diagram of RS485 bus connection

6.5 Network Connection

The DVR provides standard RJ-45 interface through which it can be connected to
10/100Base-T Ethernet interface conveniently. Network interface is an important interface
for equipment network management, image transmission, remote control and upgrading. It
can be connected to LAN or WAN.

Network connection steps:

Step 1: Lay cables properly according to field condition and prepare RJ-45 connectors.

Step 2: Connect RJ-45 interface of network cable to LAN interface of BSR-5000N/NE.

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1) BSR-5000N/NE series DVR provides standard Ethernet interface. If the


DVR is connected to switch or other DCE devices, please use straight-through
Attention
cable; if the DVR is connected to PC, router or other DTE devices, please use
crossover cable.

2) Some Ethernet switches provide automatic calibration function for


crossover/straight-through network cables. In this case, there is no need to
consider the type of network cable.

Fig 6-7 Connecting Ethernet cable

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7 Basic Operations
Chapter 7

1) Before starting the DVR, please make sure the local power supply meets the
power requirement of the DVR.
Attention
2) Please check the system connections and the power connection in particular.

7.1 Switch on and Switch off


Switch on steps:
Step 1: Turn on the power switch on rear panel of the DVR.
Step 2: Press the power switch on front panel

Switch off steps:

Turn off the power directly on rear panel in live state. Please press Stop key at

first to stop the system current work if it is in recording or play state (Please press the

Multi-image Display key on front panel at first and then press Stop key if the
DVR can not back to the live state by pressing Stop key only). The power then can be
turned off when it is in live state.
If power is suddenly cut off in recording state, the system will automatically
save all video files before power failure. The system does not save the video
files recorded less than 3 second before power failure, but can save all the
Hint
video files more than 3 seconds.

VFD display state in live mode:

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Fig 7-1 VFD display state in live mode

7.1.1 Normal Start

The start image displays for 2-5s on normal start (system self-check). The screen will then
display the live image when self-check is completed. VDF will display the current time.
Stop key indicator will be on for DVR operation.

Fig 7-2 Enter live mode after normal start

QA 1 2 3 4 5 6 CAM 1 2 3 4
HD 5 6 7 8
LOSS 9
ALA

7.1.2 Automatically Back to Pre-power-failure State upon Power Failure

In case of accidental power failure during normal operation of the DVR, it will automatically
save all the video files before power failure. The system will automatically back to the
pre-power-failure state on reboot.

Fig 7-3 VFD display before power failure

7.2 Manual Recording

Enable the manual recording by pressing Record key on front panel in live mode.
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Press to enable multi-channel manual video recording in multi-image display mode.


Press to enable the current channel video recording in single-image display mode.

7.3 Play Video

Press Play key in live, manual recording or scheduled recording mode.

Press to play the first channel video or the last played video in multi-image display mode.
Press to play the current video in single-image display mode.

7.4 Search Video

Press Menu on front panel in live or recording mode to enter the menu. Select Video Data
Search and then press Menu again to enter search menu.

Fig 7-4 Video Data Search menu

Video files can be searched by time or number. Here video search by time will be briefly
introduced.
Channel selection: Press Down to move cursor to “Channel” box, and then press “+” and
“- “key on front panel to select the corresponding channel.
Time selection: Press Down to move cursor to “Begin” selection box, and then press number
key on front panel to input the start time of the video files to be searched in form of year, month,
day, hour, minute and second. Press Down to select “End” input boxes. Input the end time of
the video files to be searched in the same way.
Specify the video type: Press Down to set cursor in “REC Type” selection box, and then press
“+” and “- “ on front panel of the DVR to change the types of video type. The system defaults to
display all the video files in the specified time.
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Press Down to set cursor in OK and then press Menu to start play.

Press Pause on front panel of the DVR to stop the currently played video file

temporarily. Press Stop on front panel of the DVR to stop the video files. For other

operations, please refer to “User Manual”.

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8.1 Time Check
Faults and Solutions
Chapter 8

DVR built-in clock can work normally more than 3 years. Time accuracy is extremely
important for the event time of video recording. Due to an environmental reason, the clock
may appear error sometimes. Therefore, it must check the time accuracy of VDF once it
starts. If great error occurs whenever it starts, the clock chip should be changed (please
contact the device suppliers). Otherwise, the time must be reset whenever it starts.
8.2 Sometimes without Image Display

Check according to the following steps:


Check whether HDD power supply and data cables are well connected.
Check whether HDD has been well installed and whether HDD jumper is set on MASTER disk.
Please observe the VFD displayed time when it is power on. The displayed time indicates that
the DVR work normally. Then check other related devices (for example, whether monitor and
camera are power on and whether video cables are normally connected).
Open the device to check whether the HDD interface has disconnected with the data cable
interface during transport.
Check whether the video format has been correctly set. Pay attention to the difference of PAL
and NTSC.

8.3 No function key works

May be caused by system crash. Please reboot.


Please check VFD and observe whether PTZ control indicator( ) is on. If the indicator is on,
please press PTZ key to switch off.