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

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

.....3 RS485 Setup ............................50 5..2 Searching by Event .....38 4.......................46 5...................................35 4................35 4...................................2 Playback Instant Recorded Video ..........1 Dome Connection.......................1 Sequence with Main Monitor .............45 5.....3 Playback Controls ..................................3.................1 Changing Internet Settings ..........................48 5........................33 4.........3.............................1 Searching by Time............3...............................30 4................................DVR User’s Manual 4.......................................45 5....2 Instant Recording .......................6 Calling Preset Points ...................3....4 Verify Digital Signature .............4 5......1................3...........5......................................................................................3...2......5.2 Getting Start of Installation.....39 4.....................................................3.....................................................2..................................49 5.........................................................................................................................................................................1 ezBurn Introduction .................................................................47 5.......................................45 5................1......2 Install Remote Monitoring Software................50 5 ...............................................3..........36 4...........3 Basic Operation for Remote Monitor.............................................40 5.................3.......3..................2 4..........32 Video Export ........46 5..2 Operate Cameras with Dome Control ..................................................4.............5.........41 5......................................1........................................................1 Remote Monitoring System Requirements ....2 Export Normal Video ........5 Search from Event List .3..................................34 4........................2 Dome Protocol Setup ..................................................48 5........................2 Playback Local *........................................3 Export Event Video....................1 Login / Logout .................................5 Setting Preset Points ................................................................... Remote Monitoring Software.......5 Viewing Recorded Video ............3 4.............2...................49 5..........................................28 Key Usage in Playback .....................33 4....................2.2...................5...............3..........................................5....................1 View Live Video .................................................................3 Playback Video................................................................2.....................3............................3............4 4.......................4.........................................4 Dome Controlling Keys...........................................................47 5.............31 4...............................................................................................................30 4...40 5......2.....................................................................43 5..............44 5.1 Select Display Mode ...........................3.......3.................30 Searching Recorded Video ...........................3......41 5.....35 Dome Control...........................................................2.....1 Record Video Instantly ..........................2 Sequence with Call Monitor....4..............................................5..............37 4.........drv Files ................................31 4......2.............29 Pause Playback and Single Step Forward ..................2............36 4........................1 Playback Remote Video..........................................................29 Sequence Setup .......47 5....................2 Software Upgrades .........

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

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

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

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

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

Move to <OK> and press ENTER to proceed. 3. 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 _ .DVR User’s Manual SEARCH In both Playback and Live mode. Under logout condition. while “user” can be inputted via pressing the hot key SEARCH. press SEARCH to enter the Search menu for searching and playing back recorded video by date and time or events. setting up the DVR can be easy as operating on a PC. Collaborating with a USB mouse. its authority level number (1~8) will be shown. 14 .2 Entering OSD Setup Menu The configuration of the DVR can be customized by entering the intuitive Graphical User Interface (GUI) OSD setup menu. The preset password for “admin” is “1234”. and the password “4321” is for “user”. “ ◄ ► Cancel F G H I S T U V f g h i s t u v 5 6 7 8 + = * Backspace OK J W j w 9 K X k x . the icon will show “N”. There are two preset accounts: “admin” and “user”. L Y l y ! M Z m z @ Delete The next step is to enter a corresponding password. 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. “admin” can be inputted via pressing the hot key MENU. When an account is logged in. 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.

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

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

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

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

DVR User’s Manual 3. for example CH16 for 16ch models. The supported channels of IP cameras will be from the largest numbers. 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. To configure setting of an IP camera.123. 3. for example 192. access <Camera Setup> and select the channel with the largest number. The menu will be shown as follows. Hostname/IP Access this item to enter the hostname or IP address of the IP camera.5. menu items 3 to 5 will be grayed out and cannot be accessed.1.1 IP Camera Information IP Camera Title Access this item to enter the name of the IP camera to be shown on the monitor.X. Model Access this item to select the model of the connected IP camera.X.5 IP Camera Setting The distinctive hybrid solution of the DVR enables users to connect IP camera(s) while others are analog cameras. IP Camera IP Camera Select IP Camera Title Hostname/IP Model Connection Setup Device Setup Activated Status CH16 CH16 X.X NH Series No NOTE: If the IP camera is already activated. 19 .168. NOTE: The DVR must be rebooted in order to apply the change of IP Camera Support option.

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

5. <Model>. To deactivate the connection. 21 .3 Device Setup Enter <Device Setup> to configure the basic settings of the IP camera. The menu will be shown as below. menu items <Hostname/IP>.4 Activated Access this item and select <Yes> to activate the connection to the IP camera. Set the item <Apply> to <Yes> to apply the changes. select <No>. please refer to Appendix E: IP Camera Installation. NOTE: The <Device Setup> menu may have fewer or more menu items according to different IP camera models.5.00 20 KB/Sec 0. 3.5 Status After the connection to the IP camera is activated.DVR User’s Manual IP Dome Protocol If the connected device is an IP Dome Camera. Status Model Streaming Format Resolution PPS Bandwidth Pkg. lost rate **** MPEG4 640*480 15.5. image adjustment. NOTE: For an example of step-by-step IP camera setup. 3. users can check the connection status. NOTE: The administrator account and password of the IP camera should be entered in order to change the basic settings. image quality. NOTE: Once the connection to the IP camera is activated. etc. 3. then select an appropriate IP Dome Protocol from the provided options. The basic settings include the IP camera’s product name. and <Connection Setup> will be grayed out and cannot be accessed.1% The information shown on the monitor is “read only”.

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

75 NTSC 15 NTSC 10 KB / Pic 10 KB / Pic (3. Half-D1 mode (NTSC: 720x240@60PPS. since a smart event scheduler will handle the total PPS with a correct weighting. 23 . PAL: 720x288@50PPS) Normal PPS Normal Size Event PPS Event Size 3. To increase one channel’s PPS.3 Per Camera Configuration This function is used to set the Day / Night / Weekend PPS (Picture per Second) and Quality for each channel.5 PAL) 3. others’ may have to be reduced first.6.5 Mid 30 Best Both • First select a Camera for setting its record configuration. The menu is displayed as below (Record Mode: 720×240@60PPS in NTSC / 720×288@50PPS in PAL).DVR User’s Manual 3.5 Mid 30 Best Both Night 7. Per Camera Config Cameral Select Normal PPS Normal Size Event Max PPS Event Size Event Active Day 7. it is strongly recommended to set the preset configuration as <Best Quality>. The Preset Configuration must be set to <OFF> for accessing these schedules.125 PAL) (12. Please refer to OSD Setup Manual. • • • • Move the cursor using Direction keys and press ENTER to select an item. Press ENTER to confirm the settings or ESC to abort. Event PPS is not restricted to this rule. 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. Section Preset Record Configuration for more detailed information.5 Mid 30 Best Both CH1 Weekend 7. The image and recording settings from the selected camera will be displayed on the screen. In normal circumstances. Below table shows the PPS and picture size under <Best Quality> in Half-D1 mode. Press ESC to return to Record Setup menu. Change the value using UP / DOWN keys.6.

Move to <Daytime Record> and press ENTER. 3. respectively. Repeat the same procedures through the 3rd and 4th item.4 Record Event Video Only If the DVR shall start recording only when alarms are triggered.DVR User’s Manual 3.5 Best Follow these steps to Setup ezRecord: • Select <How Many Days To Record> and press ENTER. Note that <Weekend Record> will be inaccessible if <Weekend Schedule> in <Schedule Setup> is set to <No>. This item will determine whether the DVR will record during daytime. or select <No> to disable. then press UP/DOWN to choose an option. follow the steps below: • Enter the OSD setup menu with a proper account. 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 7.6. the larger the size of the HDD installed. • In the OSD setup menu. Section Preset Record Configuration for further information. • • 24 .6. Note that the item can be reached only when <ezRecord> is selected as the option for <Preset Config>. Select <ezRecord Setup> from <Record Setup> and press ENTER. and to make the setup much easier. Refer to OSD Setup Manual. use UP/DOWN to select <Yes> as to enable daytime recording. the more days the unit can record. select <Record Setup> menu.5 ezRecord Setup This item aims to ease the complicated record settings. In other words. The average normal PPS & Quality will be adjusted automatically. The maximum of days depends of the size of the installed HDD(s). Move the cursor to the item <Preset Config>. If yes. and select <Event only>.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

press ESC to abort. follow these step: • Press SEARCH and play wanted normal video by entering date and time. then a warning message will be shown on the screen. as below figure: No exportable device detected. or. Please install the target device/media to the DVR.DVR User’s Manual 4.2 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. ezBurn confirmation Selected Device: Built-in DVD+RW All data on the disc will be erased. please make sure there is no window displaying in Live mode. or the export will not work. • If there is no any exportable device connected to the DVR unit. 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. The playback continues. Note if the screen is showing in multiple channel mode. Enter: Retry ESC: Exit 34 . The information shown on the window is “read only”. Then the “ezBurn” window will display as below figure.4. • After entering playback mode. • Press COPY again to mark the ending point of the export video.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

80.DVR User’s Manual 5.2 Install Remote Monitoring Software Start the browser to initiate the installation of the remote monitoring software on the PC.068. • Start the IE. • When the software is completely downloaded and installed. take port 81 for example. If the default trigger port 80 is changed into another one. 43 .80.6”. The remote monitoring software plug-ins will be downloaded and installed on the PC automatically when the connection is successfully made.006” should be entered as “192. “192. it can be started either by clicking on the desktop icon.2. the IP address should be entered as “192. and also check if the version is the same as that stored in that particular DVR. the Login Screen is now displayed.6:81”. for example. • The ActiveX controls and plug-ins dialog will show twice for confirmation. or by using the Start menu to access it. The IP address of the DVR can be saved as a Favorites item in the web browser to enable easy access in the future. • A version check starts to verify whether the remote monitoring software was installed already.68. This process may take up to 30 seconds.68. NOTE: Do not enter any leading “0” characters in the address.080. click <Yes> to accept ActiveX plug-ins. • Enter the IP address of the DVR in the address bar at the top of the browser.

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

3. • 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. 5. • The message as the above figure will be prompted. Please refer to the Setup Guide for the graphical illustration of functional items. upgrade will be prompted while accessing the unit.2 Software Upgrades If a new version of the remote monitoring software is available on the DVR. Choose desired display mode – full-screen. 5.1 View Live Video View live video from the cameras attached to the DVR by clicking <Live> button on the main window toolbar. refer to the following sections. the main window of the remote monitoring software will be displayed.2.3 Basic Operation for Remote Monitor When a DVR is successfully connected. Follow the steps to upgrade the software.2. and 4x4 windows – after the live images of the DVR are displayed on the main window. click the Favorites entry for the unit. The functions on the remote monitoring software will be described in the following sections. 2x2 windows. 45 . 3x3 windows.DVR User’s Manual 5. When a dome camera is connected and viewed in single channel full-screen mode. the dome camera control operation can be accessed. To choose desired display mode and to operate dome camera control. Click <Yes> to accept version upgrade. or if the unit address is set as a Favorite site. the Login Screen will be displayed.

Dome ID (ID) Click for changing the dome ID and protocol. Auto Focus (A. Click on any CAMERA button displayed with a dome icon to view the camera in full screen. Set Preset (•) Set Preset is used to set up preset positions. The preset position is named as the selected number. Click one of the display buttons in MODE section.3.3. The Dome Control Panel will be displayed on the main window. either double-click on the wanted window. and Pelco (Pelco P & Pelco D) domes. JVC. Go Preset (• ) Go Preset is used to call the camera preset point. Use Direction buttons to move dome camera to an appropriate position.2 Operate Cameras with Dome Control The remote monitoring software allows users to control and configure a dome camera remotely. To view certain window in full screen. Available selections are 4. Panasonic (C & N).DVR User’s Manual 5. 5.) Click on it and the focus of the camera will be automatically adjusted to show a clearer image.1 Select Display Mode Choose the number of windows to be displayed on the main window. and then click the button and choose wanted number from the pull-down list.F. Fastrax. 46 . which was set up with the set preset point function.1. The items on the dome control panel are described as follows. Proper authority is required to access this function. American Dynamics. Click and choose a number to call the preset point for viewing. or click on the corresponding CAMERA button.1. 9 and 16 camera displays. The remote monitoring software allows its user to set up to 255 preset positions with DynaColor.

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

48 . or from the hard disk drive of the PC. The <Remote Playback> screen will be displayed. <Local Playback> enables users to playback a recorded video file stored on the hard disk drive of the PC. Use up and down arrow next to the time field to change to the wanted time. either remote playback or local playback. <Remote Playback> allows users to play back from the DVR. To access the Playback screen. 5.3. and <Verify> tabs. minute and second of time field.3. • Click <OK> to start the playback. users can change the date and time either by typing desired numbers directly or using the arrow buttons. follow these steps: • Choose <Playback> in <Select> field for playback recorded video. To type directly: Click on day. click <Play> on the main window toolbar. then click the left and right arrow at the top of the calendar to change the date. and then <Remote Playback> tab. There are three tabs in the Playback screen: <Remote Playback>.3 Playback Video The remote monitoring software allows users to either view recorded video from the DVR. The DVR continues recording while playing back recorded video on the PC.3.DVR User’s Manual 5. month and year of date field respectively. click <Play> button on the main window toolbar. or click <Close> to abort. Follow above steps to adjust the hour. • The other way to select date and time is by moving the blue sliding bar. <Verify> is provided for users to authenticate if the exported video is altered. and type the desired numbers directly. To playback remote video segments. • In <Start> field. <Local Playback>.1 Playback Remote Video To view remote video. To use the arrow buttons: Click on the arrow button next to the date field to display the calendar. The <From> and <To> in the <Available Record Video> display the date and time from which recorded video is available for playback.

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

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

7 Remote Monitoring Software Trouble Shooting Guide What happened if the server requests to upgrade the software every time the DVR is connected? If the following screen displays repeatedly. then <Internet Options>. • Check the <Delete all offline content> box and click <OK>. enter the IP address of the DVR to make the connection again.3. • Click the <Delete Files> button in the <Temporary Internet Files> field. 51 .DVR User’s Manual 5. and then click the <General> tab. • Select <Tools> from the main menu of the web browser. the <Delete Files> screen displays as below. please follow the steps to delete the temporary internet files. • Now.

AXIS.. Pelco P. Terminal Block Alarm Detection N. 75 ohm BNC×8. 1. ACTi. AD422. 1. Remote Software Remote Operation Monitor. 1 Channel Line-Out Compression Method Proprietary Data Rate 8 KB/s per channel Recording Compression Method H. Sensitivity. ×8 Line-in Terminal Block. Adjustable Image Size 1KB to 20KB/Picture Storage Mode Linear / Circular Data Life Time Yes (Programmable) Storage ×3. 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. Trigger Level Adjustable Motion Detection Video Loss Detection Programmable Communication Network Connectivity Ethernet RJ-45 Connector.0Vp-p. Terminal Block Alarm Relay Output x1. 1. SATA Build-in Storage Interface Cartridge / DVD+RW Optional ×3 USB 2. Playback.O. Specifications Video Operation System Input 4ch Model 8ch Model Embedded ( Linux ) BNC×4.0Vp-p. Dynacolor Remote Control Software Central Management System (CMS).C.0Vp-p. 1. Pelco D. Programmable 16 × 12 Grid Array. Support ThumbDrive® or DVD+RW Export Storage Alarm ×8. 75 ohm 4ch UTP 8ch UTP 16ch UTP Up to 2ch Up to 4ch BNC × 1. System Setup.DVR User’s Manual Appendix A: Technical Specifications All specifications are subject to change without notice. Vivotek. Archive RS-485 Terminal Block Dome Control Protocol DSCP.0Vp-p. Fastrax 2.0 Ports. Panasonic 52 . ×16 Line-in UTP Supported Main out RCA × 1.0Vp-p./N. 1280 × 1024 pixels@60 Hz (Optional) NTSC: 30 PPS/Per channel. 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. Alarm. 1. 75 ohm BNC×16. Terminal Block ×16.264 / MJPEG Recording Mode Schedule. Recording. 1 Channel Line-Out Output Call Audio RCA × 1. 10/100 Mbps Compatible IP Camera SONY. 1024 × 768. 75 ohm 800 × 600. ×4 Line-in Terminal Block. 75 ohm BNC × 1. Terminal Block Alarm Input ×4. Dome Camera Control.

DVR User’s Manual General Unit Dimension (W×H×D) Unit Weight Package Dimension (W×H×D) Package Weight Operation Temperature Relative Humidity Power Consumption & Input 362 × 90 × 350 mm (14.1 × 8.7 inches) 5.5 × 13.2 × 19.5 Kg (12. 50-60 Hz.4 lbs) -5°C ~ 40°C (23 °F ~ 104 °F)) 10% ~ 90% Non-condensing AC 100~240V.6 inches) 7 Kg (15.1 lbs) 410 × 210 × 500 mm (16.2 × 3. 60W Adaptor 53 .

Video Source Selection 54 . The correct setting is shown as below.DVR User’s Manual Appendix B: Connect UTP Camera UTP. For instance. short for Unshielded Twisted Pair. is a popular type of cables that is one of the most common medium in telecommunication industry. 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). Step 1: Connect the DVR and the UTP Camera via the UTP cable (CAT5). NOTE: The DVR should be powered OFF before the installation of the UTP Camera.264 DVR provides the option to connect UTP cameras. Some benefits are described as below: Cost Down on Wiring – The cost of wiring decreases for more than 60% Save Time & Space – Easy to install and it takes less space than coaxial cable. switch the video source 1 to ON. if a UTP Camera will be installed to channel 1. Follow the steps below to complete the UTP camera installation. 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. This leads to an economical and fast installation of surveillance. The Versatile H. Step 2: On the back panel of the DVR.

or it may cause loss or weakening of signal.256 5.77 Video Quality Excellent Excellent Good Good 55 . NOTE: The length of each UTP cable should NOT exceed 300 meters (or 984 feet).5W. If the power consumption of the camera is more than 5. The installation is complete. if a UTP Camera is already installed to channel 1. the UTP Board will start beeping. or CH4 will be installed. and the DVR will start to boot.526 5. Distance Meters / Feet 0 100 / 328 200 / 656 300 / 984 UTP-Converter Power Output (W) 5. NOTE: The UTP Board provides power up to 5. The following table shows performance at different distances.DVR User’s Manual Follow the same procedure if more UTP Cameras to CH2. For instance. do not install another camera to the BNC port of channel 1.5W. NOTE: Do NOT insert both BNC and UTP video sources to the same channel simultaneously. or the video will not function correctly and it may cause the video to look like the figure below. Bad Video Output Step 3: Plug in the power adapter to the DVR.04 4. CH3.

5W. If the power consumption of the camera is higher than 5. Connect the UTP converter and the UTP DVR using a CAT5 cable.5W. the other for connecting with power jack of the camera. NOTE: The UTP Converter can provide power up to 5. and connect with the DVR using an Ethernet CAT5 cable. A RJ-45 connector is positioned at the other end of the 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. which allows the transmission of power and video signal through one CAT5 cable. Installation: To build up an UTP connection using the UTP converter. The UTP converter has two cables at one end: one cable for connecting with the camera’s BNC video connector. 56 . connect the BNC and power connectors to camera respectively.

Brand Model Name Barracuda ES.2 Seagate Barracuda 7200.DVR User’s Manual Appendix D: Recommended HDDs Refer to the following list for some recommended HDDs to be used in the DVR.11 Barracuda 7200.11 Barracuda 7200.11 HITACHI Maxtor DeskStar DeskStar DiamondMax 22 WD AV WD AV Western Digital WD AV WD AV WD AV Model Number ST3500320NS ST3500320AS ST3750330AS ST31000340AS HDP725032GLA360 HDP725050GLA360 STM3500320AS WD1600AVJS WD2500AVJS WD3200AVJS WD5000AVJS WD7500AVVS Size 500G 500G 750G 1000G 320G 500G 500G 160G 250G 320G 500G 750G 57 .

DVR User’s Manual Appendix E: IP Camera Installation The following is an example of the installation of a NH Series IP camera. Step 2.1. 58 . The management port is 80 and the RTSP port is 554.242) of the NH Series IP camera to access its web management page. Enter the IP address (for example: 192. Step 1. Login using the administrator’s username and password (for example: Admin & 1234).168. Access the System menu and click on the “Network” tab to find the management port and the RTSP port.

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

H264 or MJPEG. Password=1234. Access the <Camera Setup> menu of the DVR to setup the IP camera. Access the <Connection Setup> menu to enter connection setting parameters: Account=Admin. the Streaming Port and Streaming Protocol will be setup automatically.1. If Advance Streaming Option is set to <OFF>. and Compression=128.DVR User’s Manual Step 5. set Advance Streaming Option to <ON> and the values can be modified manually. If the parameters are different.168.1. Access the <Device Setup> menu to enter device setting parameters: Image Resolution=quadvga. The DVR will reboot in order to apply the change. Sharpness=128. Select the channel that is reserved for IP camera. Enter the Hostname/IP as 192. Management Port=80. Brightness=25.242 NH Series No Step 7. Access the OSD setup menu of the DVR to select the number of IP cameras to be connected: <System Setup> <IP Camera Support>. 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. Device Setup Product ID Image Resolution Sharpness Brightness Contrast Apply NH Series vga 128 25 128 No 60 . Step 8. 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 9.242 and select model as NH Series. and Streaming Format=MPEG4. Step 6.168.

<Streaming Port>. <Password>. Reduce the GOV/GOP setting. lost rate NH Series MPEG4 640x480 15. Check the menu item <Hostname/IP>. and <Streaming Format> are set correctly. Alarm I/O 3. 1.DVR User’s Manual Step 10. Set <Apply> to <Yes> and the device setting parameters will be applied.53 KB/Sec 0. The information is “read only”. the problem might be bandwidth and performance. Status Model Streaming Format Resolution PPS Bandwidth Pkg. <Streaming Protocol>. perform the following checks: 1. confirm items in <Device Setup> menu and see if the settings are correct. If everything seems to be correct. 2. Limitation: The following function is not supported for IP cameras. Make sure that <Model>. Motion Detection 61 . quality. Try to connect the IP camera via the browser directly and see if the video shows correctly. Audio 2. Set <IP Camera> <Activated> to <Yes> and the video from the IP camera should be displaying on the screen after a few seconds. Reduce the resolution. and <Management Port> in <Connection Setup> is correct. Step 11. Access <IP Camera> <Status> and the current status of the IP camera will be displayed as shown below. 3. or FPS of the IP camera.00% Troubleshooting: If the video does not show on the screen.00 62. 4. Make sure the settings of the items <Account>. Step 12. If the <Model> selected is supported by the DVR. Check if the target IP device is supported by the DVR. Try to connect the IP camera via the browser directly and see if the video shows correctly.

DVR User’s Manual Appendix F: Remote Controller The operational function keys (on the left) and dome camera control keys (on the right) on the remote control are listed as below figure: 62 .

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

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

DVR User’s Manual Following is an example of how the router should be set.1 PC IP: 192. 65 .168.54. • Connect to D-Link DI-724P+ from PC via IE.168.13 LAN IP: 192. The setup screen will be shown after entering the correct username and password.168. • Click the <Advanced> tab and follow the steps to set up web port forward to DVR 1.0.100 DVR 1 IP: 192.168.0.200 Trigger port: 81 • To change the setting of the router.0. Router (D-Link DI-724P+) WAN IP: 218.167 Trigger port: 80 DVR 2 IP: 192. a PC with web browser is required.0.160.

Click <Enabled> to set up the service. Click <Apply>. repeat the steps for port mapping setting. F. A. • Click <Continue> to go on when the following screen displays. Enter Private IP: 167 D. Click <Always> for the Schedule setting. B. Choose <TCP> as the Protocol Type. Enter the name of the setting in the Name field: DVR 2. 66 . Enter Private Port: 80. E. Choose <TCP> as the Protocol Type. H.54.13:80 and DVR 2 can be connected via http://218. Click <Always> for the Schedule setting. Enter Private IP: 200 D. E. Enter Private Port: 81. G. • If there are more than one DVR behind the router. Click <Apply>. Select <Enabled> to set up the service.54.13:81.160. Enter Public Port: 80. C. G. C. H. Enter the name of the setting in the Name field: DVR 1. B. F. • Follow the steps to set up web port forward to DVR 2. • Now DVR 1 can be connected via http://218. Enter Public Port: 81.160.DVR User’s Manual A.

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