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

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

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

..........................................................................................................15 3................1 Viewing Live / Playback Video ....21 3.....7 2.........8 2........1...................................6...........................................8 2.......1.......................................26 3.....................................2 Digital Zoom ..........................................................................................................4 Rear Panel Connections............... Basic Operation ....................................................4....................................................... 11 3............................................................................................19 3........25 3....................6...........................................2 Daylight Saving Time.......... 11 3...............6............................................................................................................6........................................................................................4 Activated ......................................................................................................1 LED Definition .......................................9 3...................................................................................1 IP Camera Information .....................14 3.................................28 Freeze Live Image..............8 Audio Recording..2 Preset Record Configuration ............................3 Power Up / Down the Unit ..............................6.......23 3...........27 4.....22 3..............................1....................................................2 Selecting Video Format............................5 ezRecord Setup..........................23 3........................1 User Management.........................28 4........................................27 4............................................................................................................................................................ General System Setup ...............................7 Circular Recording..........................................3 Viewing Live Cameras........6................................................................................................................2 Entering OSD Setup Menu ................................17 3.................DVR User’s Manual Table of Content 1...............27 4..........................................................20 3.......5.16 3.......1 Schedule Setup ......5.........................6 Record Schedule / Quality Setting .5 IP Camera Setting .........................22 3.........2 Function Keys............................................................................................26 4..................................19 3......................................... 11 3..............4......................................17 3..........................25 3..............18 3........5...............................................3 Connecting Devices to the Unit.............................4 System Date / Time Setting .....24 3.....9 Purge Data ..........................................................................................1 Front Panel Introduction .................1 Set Date / Time.....................................3 Device Setup .........................................................................................................................................................21 3....6........................................1 Viewing Modes ......................24 3......................................3 Per Camera Configuration......5..4 Record Event Video Only .........6..................1............ System Setup...21 3..................................................2.............6...........................28 4 ..........................................................1.....................................12 3...............................................5 Status ............................................2 Connection Setup.1 Position the Unit..6 Data Lifetime ..................................................................8 2.............8 2.....................5............. Overview .....................

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

and UP / DOWN are used to change the value in the selected field. Date / Time Display Users are allowed to set the time OSD displays in 1 or 2 rows. LEFT / RIGHT keys are used to move the cursor to previous or next field. NOTE: The new date / time setting applies to record new video. 17 .4 System Date / Time Setting Users can set the current date. the menu displays as follows. Use the UP / DOWN keys to change the setting. In OSD setup menu. select <System Setup> and press ENTER. 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. time and other OSD parameters in Date/Time menu (under System Setup menu).DVR User’s Manual 3. it is strongly recommended to format the HDDs to avoid database corruption. NOTE: If time settings have to be changed in any case. The date and time of previously recorded video will not be changed. Date/Time Date Time Date/Time Display Date Display Mode Time Display Mode Date/Time Order Daylight Saving Time Setup 2008/02/21 PM10:39:26 1 Row Y/M/D 12 HR Date First 3. The login account should have authority to access the System Setup menu. ENTER is for selecting.4.

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

Model Access this item to select the model of the connected IP camera. The supported channels of IP cameras will be from the largest numbers. for example 192. To configure setting of an IP camera. menu items 3 to 5 will be grayed out and cannot be accessed.5. for example CH16 for 16ch models. 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.X. access <Camera Setup> and select the channel with the largest number.123.X.X NH Series No NOTE: If the IP camera is already activated. The menu will be shown as follows.5 IP Camera Setting The distinctive hybrid solution of the DVR enables users to connect IP camera(s) while others are analog cameras. Hostname/IP Access this item to enter the hostname or IP address of the IP camera.1 IP Camera Information IP Camera Title Access this item to enter the name of the IP camera to be shown on the monitor.168.DVR User’s Manual 3. IP Camera IP Camera Select IP Camera Title Hostname/IP Model Connection Setup Device Setup Activated Status CH16 CH16 X.1. NOTE: The DVR must be rebooted in order to apply the change of IP Camera Support option. 3. 19 .

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

and <Connection Setup> will be grayed out and cannot be accessed.5 Status After the connection to the IP camera is activated. then select an appropriate IP Dome Protocol from the provided options.3 Device Setup Enter <Device Setup> to configure the basic settings of the IP camera. please refer to Appendix E: IP Camera Installation.5. NOTE: The administrator account and password of the IP camera should be entered in order to change the basic settings. 3. NOTE: The <Device Setup> menu may have fewer or more menu items according to different IP camera models. lost rate **** MPEG4 640*480 15. users can check the connection status. menu items <Hostname/IP>.4 Activated Access this item and select <Yes> to activate the connection to the IP camera. To deactivate the connection. image adjustment. Set the item <Apply> to <Yes> to apply the changes. image quality. NOTE: For an example of step-by-step IP camera setup. select <No>.00 20 KB/Sec 0. etc. Status Model Streaming Format Resolution PPS Bandwidth Pkg. <Model>. 3.DVR User’s Manual IP Dome Protocol If the connected device is an IP Dome Camera. The menu will be shown as below.5.5.1% The information shown on the monitor is “read only”. 3. 21 . NOTE: Once the connection to the IP camera is activated. The basic settings include the IP camera’s product name.

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

To increase one channel’s PPS. Event PPS is not restricted to this rule. Press ENTER to confirm the settings or ESC to abort. Press ESC to return to Record Setup menu. Half-D1 mode (NTSC: 720x240@60PPS. since a smart event scheduler will handle the total PPS with a correct weighting.2 Preset Record Configuration The <Preset Config> is used to select the preset recording quality and frame rate. others’ may have to be reduced first. it is strongly recommended to set the preset configuration as <Best Quality>.5 Mid 30 Best Both • First select a Camera for setting its record configuration.6. The image and recording settings from the selected camera will be displayed on the screen.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. In normal circumstances.6. The Preset Configuration must be set to <OFF> for accessing these schedules.5 Mid 30 Best Both Night 7. Please refer to OSD Setup Manual. Change the value using UP / DOWN keys. Per Camera Config Cameral Select Normal PPS Normal Size Event Max PPS Event Size Event Active Day 7. Section Preset Record Configuration for more detailed information. Please note that the total normal PPS for all channels cannot exceed 60 NTSC (720×240@60PPS) / 50 PAL (720×288@50PPS).75 NTSC 15 NTSC 10 KB / Pic 10 KB / Pic (3. • • • • Move the cursor using Direction keys and press ENTER to select an item.5 Mid 30 Best Both CH1 Weekend 7.DVR User’s Manual 3. PAL: 720x288@50PPS) Normal PPS Normal Size Event PPS Event Size 3. 23 . The menu is displayed as below (Record Mode: 720×240@60PPS in NTSC / 720×288@50PPS in PAL). Below table shows the PPS and picture size under <Best Quality> in Half-D1 mode.125 PAL) (12.

then press UP/DOWN to choose an option. Move the cursor to the item <Preset Config>. the more days the unit can record. If yes. Section Preset Record Configuration for further information.5 Best Follow these steps to Setup ezRecord: • Select <How Many Days To Record> and press ENTER. respectively. the larger the size of the HDD installed. • In the OSD setup menu. Note that <Weekend Record> will be inaccessible if <Weekend Schedule> in <Schedule Setup> is set to <No>. Select <ezRecord Setup> from <Record Setup> and press ENTER. the sub-menu appears as below figure: ezRecord Setup How Many Days To Record Daytime Record Night Record Weekend Record Record Info Average Normal PPS Average Normal Quality 2 Days Yes Yes Yes 7.6. select <Record Setup> menu. or select <No> to disable. The maximum of days depends of the size of the installed HDD(s). • • 24 . Repeat the same procedures through the 3rd and 4th item. and to make the setup much easier. In other words. and select <Event only>. Note that the item can be reached only when <ezRecord> is selected as the option for <Preset Config>.5 ezRecord Setup This item aims to ease the complicated record settings. use UP/DOWN to select <Yes> as to enable daytime recording. follow the steps below: • Enter the OSD setup menu with a proper account. 3.4 Record Event Video Only If the DVR shall start recording only when alarms are triggered. This item will determine whether the DVR will record during daytime. Move to <Daytime Record> and press ENTER.DVR User’s Manual 3. The average normal PPS & Quality will be adjusted automatically.6. Refer to OSD Setup Manual.

The <How Many Days To Record> will be computed automatically. The video exceeded Data Lifetime will be hidden and cannot be retrieved for playback.DVR User’s Manual • Select <Average Normal PPS> and press ENTER. move the cursor to <Circular Recording> and press ENTER.6 Data Lifetime Data Lifetime indicates the duration that a video is saved and recallable in the HDD. NOTE: The current number of connected cameras will affect the recording quality automatically calculated through the <ezRecord Setup>. The value ranges from <1> to <365> days. • 3. 3. and then use UP / DOWN keys to set the data lifetime. The <How Many Days To Record> will be computed automatically. the internal buzzer will start beeping and a message will be shown on the screen informing users that the disk is full. Press ENTER to select this item in Record Setup menu. or select <0> to disable the function. Alternatively. If circular mode is selected. NOTE: To play back a video exceeding the data lifetime. the DVR will stores new video into the HDD spaces while overwrite the oldest recorded video. please extend the duration until the recording data / time of the video is included. then select <ON> / <OFF> using UP / DOWN keys. if linear mode is selected. the DVR will stop recording when the HDD is full.6.7 Circular Recording Users can choose to record video in circular mode or in linear mode. then press UP/DOWN to make a choice. From the Record Setup menu. Only those video recorded within Data Lifetime can be displayed on the screen and played back. Select <Average Normal Quality> and press ENTER. In the meantime. 25 . once the number of connected cameras is changed. then press UP/DOWN to make a choice. Therefore.6. the <ezRecord Setup> should be reset.

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

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

the unit starts to continue playing back the recorded video from the suspended point of record. and the system clock continues running. use Direction keys to pan / tilt the zoomed screen. Refer to section Searching Recorded Video for further information. • Either press ENTER again or ESC to leave the Zoom mode. 3x3 and 4×4.3 Viewing Live Cameras Users are allowed to view live camera in versatile viewing modes. 4. press FREEZE again to resume the live camera view. Alternatively. 2×2. including full-screen. users can select records from the Search menu to play specific video. 4.1. 28 . The general operation under live mode is described as follows.DVR User’s Manual 4.1. the image pauses but the date / time information does not. The Forward or Reverse speed indicator will be shown on the bottom-left of the screen in the playback mode.1. • Press any CHANNEL key to view the corresponding camera in full screen.4 Viewing Recorded Video To view recorded video. press SEQ key to switch on “deflicker function” to avoid gleaming of images. NOTE: When playing back videos with mass motion recorded in D1 mode (resolution=720x480). the unit will playback from the very beginning of the record. users can press PLAY key directly. • To view a specific area in 2× zoomed screen. Press SEQ again to switch “deflicker off” and the image will return to real D1 resolution. follow the steps. If it is the first time to use the PLAY key. Press FREEZE to pause the live image. After pressing the PLAY key.2 Digital Zoom Users are able to view a 2× full screen in live mode. To view the 2× full screen. • Press ENTER to view 2× zoomed screen of the selected camera. Freeze Live Image Press FREEZE while viewing live image.

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

if connected. Sequence function can avoid manual backtracking and provides more flexibility while monitoring surveillance.2. Follow the steps to control the call monitor.2. To program the call monitor sequence.1 Sequence with Main Monitor Automatic sequence function can be observed in any view mode. press SEQ repeatedly to display the sequence of cameras previously programmed in Call Monitor Schedule menu. • Press ESC to return the front panel to Main monitor control mode. The figure below displays the 4-camera and 9-camera sequencing view modes. see OSD Menu Setup Guide. press ESC to stop sequencing. Two viewing modes can be displayed on call monitor: Sequence display and Single camera display. Section Sequence Setup. 30 . The message “Call Mode” will be shown on the bottom-left of the screen. • Alternatively.2 Sequence with Call Monitor Users are allowed to use the front panel of the DVR to control a call monitor display without having to access the Main menu. • Press the CALL key on the front panel to enter call monitor control mode. 4-camera: 9-camera: (for 16ch models only) 4. 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. 4. Select certain view format and press SEQ to toggle the automatic sequence.DVR User’s Manual 4.2 Sequence Setup This section introduces the way to view sequence mode with both Main Monitor and Call Monitor.

31 . 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 <Begin Playback> and press ENTER to start playing back the selected video. “S” indicates summer time and “W” indicates winter time.3 Searching Recorded Video The DVR is capable of searching and playing back recorded video by date and time or events. • Either press PLAY again or ESC to return to live video. • Move the cursor to “From Time” and press ENTER will start playing recorded video from the specified “From Time”. • Use Direction keys to move the cursor for setting the start time. users can search for event video by channel as well. • Move the cursor to “End Time” and press ENTER will start playing recorded video from the specified “End Time”. • Press ENTER to confirm the settings or ESC to abort.DVR User’s Manual 4.1 Searching by Time Follow the steps to search video by date and time. Enter the specific date and time of the wanted video. In live or playback mode. press SEARCH to enter the Search menu. NOTE: If there is no available recorded video that matches the specified time and date. the unit starts playback from the next available video. the DVR will search for matched video and start to playback the video. Adjust the date and time values by UP / DOWN keys. 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. which is shown as follows. • Press SEARCH key to enter the Search menu. Alternatively.3.

triggered camera and alarm type. The Event List displays. 32 . use LEFT / RIGHT to move the cursor and press ENTER to select or de-select a channel.DVR User’s Manual 4. As some events are deleted. others are displayed. • Move the cursor to <Event List> and press ENTER to list the event video of the selected channels.3. press ESC. Follow the steps to playback video from Event List.2 Searching by Event “Event List” allows users to search wanted video by event. • Press and hold UP / DOWN to scroll through the Event List. • To search event video that has been recorded on a specific camera. The latest recorded event video will be listed on the top. • Press ENTER to play back the selected event record. Follow these steps to search event video through Event List: • Press SEARCH to enter the Search menu. • Press PLAY to return to live mode. • To exit the event list. 2 5 3 1 1 7 6 4 2 8 2 Type Motion Alarm Alarm Motion Alarm Motion Motion Alarm Motion Motion Alarm The list displays events by date. The Event List is displayed as below figure: Event List First Page Date 2008/03/17 2008/03/17 2008/03/16 2008/03/15 2008/03/12 2008/03/12 2008/03/11 2008/03/10 2008/03/08 2008/03/08 2008/03/08 Time 11:26:50 09:53:03 16:14:42 03:45:31 22:27:56 10:09:29 12:18:20 05:16:00 17:11:37 16:29:10 03:22:17 Ch. time.

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

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

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

select <Camera Setup> and press ENTER. Select <System Setup> in Main menu. The RS-485 parameters of the DVR must be set to the same as the parameters set in dome camera. The following menu is displayed. select a camera first and set the communications protocol associated with dome camera using the Direction keys and ENTER.DVR User’s Manual 4. NOTE: The settings become effective after saving the changes and exiting from the menu. then select <RS485 Setup> from the System Setup menu and press ENTER. Users are allowed to change the RS-485 settings of the DVR.5. RS485 Setup Unit ID Baud Rate Bits Stop Parity 224 9600 8 1 None 36 .2 Dome Protocol Setup The Dome Protocol item lists the available dome protocols for communicating with dome cameras connected to the DVR. 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. The following menu is displayed.5.3 RS485 Setup The DVR controls the dome cameras via RS-485 communication protocol. From the Main menu.

Press this key to hide the screen. Focus Near Use to focus the dome camera near. or a conflict may occur. This function enables users to enlarge a certain area. 37 .5.4 Dome Controlling Keys The functions of some keys in dome control mode are totally different from normal status function. Zoom In Use to zoom in the dome camera. Toggle Hint Screen This function is used to avoid viewing the dome parameter information while controlling dome camera. NOTE: The settings become effective after saving the changes and exiting from the menu. ESC Use to leave dome control mode and return to live and full-screen viewing mode. 4. Please refer to Setup Guide for the graphical illustration of functional keys. 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. Iris Open Use to open the Iris on the dome camera.DVR User’s Manual The ID number must match the ID address set by the dome. Note that there cannot be any two devices on the same bus given the same ID address. Press it again to redisplay the screen. The Unit ID is in the range of 1 to 255.

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

39 .6 Calling Preset Points Follow the steps to call preset points. • Press a Channel key to view the corresponding camera in full screen. • Set the <Set Preset> of the selected preset number to <Yes>. • Set the <Go Preset> of the selected preset number to <Yes>. • Press 1 to access the Set/Go Preset function. and press ENTER to call the preset point.DVR User’s Manual • 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.5. • Now the selected dome camera rotates to the preset position automatically. • Press 2 to hide the dome control Hint Screen. 4. 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. • Then press DOME to enter dome control mode. A Hint Screen shown as below figure will be displayed on the screen. press 2 again to toggle the Hint Screen. and press ENTER to save the position. The Dome Preset menu is displayed.

WAN or Internet on a personal computer. 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. please refer to the sections above for setting configuration of the remote monitoring software.4GHZ RAM 2 GB Requires 20 MB for software installation Windows XP. Windows Vista Microsoft Internet Explorer version 6.40GHz RAM 512 MB Recommended: Intel® Core™2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2. Using the software. and configure the DVRs remotely via a LAN.0 or above Minimum 1024 x 768 with 16-bit color 10Base-T (10 Mbps) or 100Base-TX (100 Mbps) operation. users are allowed to view live and recorded video. Due to the setting items are similar to those listed in the DVR’s OSD setup menu. including the preset “admin” and two other accounts 5. The tasks can be performed with the remote monitoring software are listed below: • • • • • Remote viewing of live/ recorded video Remote setup of the DVR Remote control of dome cameras Alarm notification from the DVR Up to three connections to one DVR using the remote monitoring software. Remote Monitoring Software The remote monitoring software is a remote browser-based software application designed to operate with the DVR products.DVR User’s Manual 5.1 Remote Monitoring System Requirements Items Requirements Minimum: Intel® Pentium® M CPU 1. must match the network configuration Personal Computer Hard Disk Drive Operating System Web Browser Monitor Resolution Network Card 40 .

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

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

80.68. NOTE: Do not enter any leading “0” characters in the address. and also check if the version is the same as that stored in that particular DVR. • Enter the IP address of the DVR in the address bar at the top of the browser. If the default trigger port 80 is changed into another one. • A version check starts to verify whether the remote monitoring software was installed already.068. The IP address of the DVR can be saved as a Favorites item in the web browser to enable easy access in the future. The remote monitoring software plug-ins will be downloaded and installed on the PC automatically when the connection is successfully made.68.6:81”. 43 . or by using the Start menu to access it. for example. it can be started either by clicking on the desktop icon. • When the software is completely downloaded and installed. the IP address should be entered as “192. • Start the IE. click <Yes> to accept ActiveX plug-ins. “192.2.2 Install Remote Monitoring Software Start the browser to initiate the installation of the remote monitoring software on the PC.6”. This process may take up to 30 seconds. • The ActiveX controls and plug-ins dialog will show twice for confirmation.080. the Login Screen is now displayed.DVR User’s Manual 5.006” should be entered as “192.80. take port 81 for example.

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

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

To view certain window in full screen. Available selections are 4. The Dome Control Panel will be displayed on the main window. Click on any CAMERA button displayed with a dome icon to view the camera in full screen. and Pelco (Pelco P & Pelco D) domes. Set Preset (•) Set Preset is used to set up preset positions.3.1 Select Display Mode Choose the number of windows to be displayed on the main window. JVC. or click on the corresponding CAMERA button. Panasonic (C & N). Click and choose a number to call the preset point for viewing.3. either double-click on the wanted window. Dome ID (ID) Click for changing the dome ID and protocol. Click one of the display buttons in MODE section. Use Direction buttons to move dome camera to an appropriate position.F.DVR User’s Manual 5. which was set up with the set preset point function. The preset position is named as the selected number.1. and then click the button and choose wanted number from the pull-down list. 9 and 16 camera displays.2 Operate Cameras with Dome Control The remote monitoring software allows users to control and configure a dome camera remotely. Fastrax. Proper authority is required to access this function. Go Preset (• ) Go Preset is used to call the camera preset point.1.) Click on it and the focus of the camera will be automatically adjusted to show a clearer image. The items on the dome control panel are described as follows. 46 . American Dynamics. 5. Auto Focus (A. The remote monitoring software allows its user to set up to 255 preset positions with DynaColor.

DVR User’s Manual Focus +/− Use to adjust the camera lens to focus on objects for a clear view.1 Record Video Instantly Follow the steps to start recording instantly: • Click on the <Instant Recording> button. Click on <Iris +> to open iris or <Iris −> to close iris. NOTE: The instant recording video will be saved as *. • Click on the button again to stop recording. Zoom +/− Users are allowed to zoom-in or zoom-out using the adjusting buttons.3. 47 .drv file. 5. Direction Button This button is used to pan and/or tilt the dome camera. Click on <Focus +> to focus near or <Focus −> to focus far. • Click <Open> to choose a recorded file.2 Playback Instant Recorded Video Follow the steps to playback a video recorded by “Instant Recording”. NOTE: The Audio function is set to OFF as the default setting.2. • Click <OK> to start playing the recorded video.2.2 Instant Recording The Instant Recording function allows users to record video quickly to the PC. • Click <Play> on main window toolbar and click <Local Playback> tab. 5. Click the arrows in the directions to be viewed. Iris +/− This item is used to open and close the iris to let more or less light into the camera.3. Zoom-in to enlarge a certain area and zoom-out to view more area. 5. • Select the destination folder to save the video.3.

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

the remote monitoring software is in Playback Mode. Follow below steps to playback a downloaded *. click <Live> to return to live video.drv video files stored in the PC's hard drive.drv format. click repeatedly to move forward step-by-step.drv Files The <Local Playback> tab allows users to playback *. • Click <Open> and the file selection screen is displayed. ⊳ / ⌷⌷ Play / Pause 1. 16×. When playback is paused. The playback controls toolbar will emerge on the main window toolbar.3.drv video file for playback and click <OK>. • Click <OK> in the <Local Playback> Screen to start the playback. click to resume the playback.DRV)> in <Select> field enables users to download the video segment of selected date and time to the PC.3 Playback Controls When the local or remote video is being played. Click repeatedly to select the forward playback speed: 1×. While playing. When paused. When playback is paused. The Playback controls and indicators are described as below. 5. Click to play the recorded video in backward direction. • Select the *. 8×. Click to play the recorded video in forward direction. 16×. 2. 1. or 32×.DVR User’s Manual • The other option <Download (. Click repeatedly to select the backward playback speed: 1×.drv file with the remote monitoring software. 5.3. click to pause the playback. or 32×. • View the video playback using the Playback controls. ⊲⊲ Fast Backward / Step Backward ⊳⊳ Fast Forward / Step Forward 49 . click repeatedly to move backward step-by-step. 2×.3. 4×. Files downloaded will be in *.2 Playback Local *. • To end the playback. or click <Cancel> to abort. 8×. 4×. The selection of time duration is the same as described above. 2. 2×.3. Icon Name Description 1. 2.

3. When users click on the SNAPSHOT button. A GOOD signature indicates the exported clip has not been altered. • Click <Verify> tab to display the Verify window. and Over Speed).DVR User’s Manual 5. Follow the description to verify the digital signature. and the camera channel where the event occurred. the date and time of the event. • Scroll through the Event List and highlight the interested events.4 Verify Digital Signature The digital signature aims to authenticate a video file exported from the unit.sig files respectively. 5. follow these steps: • Click SEARCH button positioned in the main window toolbar. To view an event video. Motion Detection.gpg. it will capture the screenshot of the window that is currently showing on the screen. • The result of verify shows in the <Status Log> field. Each click captures one screenshot to be saved as a JPEG file on the desktop. The snapshot file will be named as “Snapshot-*”. which belong to the exported video to be authenticated. 50 . The List contains information about the alarm events that the unit recorded and saved. the Event List appears.5 Search from Event List Click SEARCH. 5.6 Take a Snapshot Snapshot is a simple screen capture tool.3. The Event List appears. It returns a GOOD or BAD signature result. *. The Event List displays each event by its number. Up to 1024 events can be listed in the Event List. the type of the event (including Alarm In. • Double-click on the desired event to view the event video. Video Loss.3. *. • Click <Play> on the main window toolbar. • Click <Browse> to select the *. • Click <Verify> to start verifying digital signature.avi.

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

Fastrax 2. Specifications Video Operation System Input 4ch Model 8ch Model Embedded ( Linux ) BNC×4. Alarm. ACTi. 1. SATA Build-in Storage Interface Cartridge / DVD+RW Optional ×3 USB 2. Terminal Block Alarm Detection N. ×8 Line-in Terminal Block. Archive RS-485 Terminal Block Dome Control Protocol DSCP. 1 Channel Line-Out Compression Method Proprietary Data Rate 8 KB/s per channel Recording Compression Method H. Playback.O. 1.0Vp-p. 75 ohm 800 × 600. 10/100 Mbps Compatible IP Camera SONY.0Vp-p. 1 Channel Line-Out Output Call Audio RCA × 1. Vivotek. Recording. System Setup. Programmable 16 × 12 Grid Array.DVR User’s Manual Appendix A: Technical Specifications All specifications are subject to change without notice./N. 1. Support ThumbDrive® or DVD+RW Export Storage Alarm ×8.0Vp-p.264 / MJPEG Recording Mode Schedule. Sensitivity. AD422. 75 ohm BNC × 1. Dynacolor Remote Control Software Central Management System (CMS).0Vp-p.C. Panasonic 52 . Dome Camera Control. Terminal Block Alarm Relay Output x1.. Terminal Block Alarm Input ×4. ×16 Line-in UTP Supported Main out RCA × 1.0Vp-p. Adjustable Image Size 1KB to 20KB/Picture Storage Mode Linear / Circular Data Life Time Yes (Programmable) Storage ×3. Trigger Level Adjustable Motion Detection Video Loss Detection Programmable Communication Network Connectivity Ethernet RJ-45 Connector. 1024 × 768. Pelco P. 1280 × 1024 pixels@60 Hz (Optional) NTSC: 30 PPS/Per channel. 1. 75 ohm BNC×8. Remote Software Remote Operation Monitor. Motion Detection Pre-Alarm Yes NTSC 720 × 480 Max 30 fps Max 60 fps 720 × 240 Max 60 fps Max 120 fps Recording 360 × 240 Max 120 fps Max 240 fps Resolution PAL 720 × 576 Max 25 fps Max 50 fps & Rate 720 × 288 Max 50 fps Max 100 fps 360 × 288 Max 100 fps Max 200 fps Recording Mode 8 Levels Presets. 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. Pelco D.0 Ports. Terminal Block ×16. 75 ohm 4ch UTP 8ch UTP 16ch UTP Up to 2ch Up to 4ch BNC × 1. AXIS. 75 ohm BNC×16. 1. ×4 Line-in Terminal Block.

2 × 19.4 lbs) -5°C ~ 40°C (23 °F ~ 104 °F)) 10% ~ 90% Non-condensing AC 100~240V.2 × 3. 50-60 Hz.1 × 8.7 inches) 5. 60W Adaptor 53 .5 Kg (12.1 lbs) 410 × 210 × 500 mm (16.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 (14.6 inches) 7 Kg (15.5 × 13.

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

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

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

Brand Model Name Barracuda ES.2 Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 HITACHI Maxtor DeskStar DeskStar DiamondMax 22 WD AV WD AV Western Digital WD AV WD AV WD AV Model Number ST3500320NS ST3500320AS ST3750330AS ST31000340AS HDP725032GLA360 HDP725050GLA360 STM3500320AS WD1600AVJS WD2500AVJS WD3200AVJS WD5000AVJS WD7500AVVS Size 500G 500G 750G 1000G 320G 500G 500G 160G 250G 320G 500G 750G 57 .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.

58 . Access the System menu and click on the “Network” tab to find the management port and the RTSP port.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. Enter the IP address (for example: 192.168.242) of the NH Series IP camera to access its web management page. Login using the administrator’s username and password (for example: Admin & 1234).1. Step 1. The management port is 80 and the RTSP port is 554.

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

1.242 NH Series No Step 7.242 and select model as NH Series. If the parameters are different. Enter the Hostname/IP as 192.168.DVR User’s Manual Step 5. The DVR will reboot in order to apply the change.1. Step 6. Sharpness=128. Select the channel that is reserved for IP camera. 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. Management Port=80. Access the OSD setup menu of the DVR to select the number of IP cameras to be connected: <System Setup> <IP Camera Support>. Brightness=25. Device Setup Product ID Image Resolution Sharpness Brightness Contrast Apply NH Series vga 128 25 128 No 60 . If Advance Streaming Option is set to <OFF>. Access the <Device Setup> menu to enter device setting parameters: Image Resolution=quadvga. Step 8. set Advance Streaming Option to <ON> and the values can be modified manually. and Streaming Format=MPEG4. 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. H264 or MJPEG. and Compression=128. 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. the Streaming Port and Streaming Protocol will be setup automatically. Password=1234.168.

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

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 .

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

users have to set up both the IP and port of the DVR. the router.x.x.e. The DVR is located behind the wall (router) and operates on virtual IP. In most cases.x.168.DVR User’s Manual Appendix G: Setting up a DVR behind a Router This appendix describes how to set up a router if the DVR connects to the internet via a router. Otherwise. When the remote users want to operate the DVR.168.1. Thus. the other is virtual IP (LAN IP). The port setting is adjustable in OSD setup menu of the DVR and only one port is needed to do remote operation. they will have to send command to the real IP. i. e. See the router manufacturer's websites for more instructions on port mapping. which are essential for data and command transmission. Typically and by the default. The virtual IP would be 192. virtual IP starts with 192.g. it is required to set up the router for port mapping (forwarding) before images from the DVR can be remotely viewed on a PC. the DVR operates on port 80. In case a router or sometimes a DSL modem is in place. To properly operate a web server. Please make sure that port 80 is not blocked by the ISP. 64 . Then the router has to map (forward) the command to the DVR. which is well known as the http port. a different available port shall be reset and the setting of the DVR shall be changed. The router has two IP: one is real IP (WAN IP). a DVR. the real IP is now assigned to the router instead of the DVR.

DVR User’s Manual Following is an example of how the router should be set.167 Trigger port: 80 DVR 2 IP: 192.200 Trigger port: 81 • To change the setting of the router. 65 .100 DVR 1 IP: 192.0.168.0.13 LAN IP: 192.1 PC IP: 192.168.54.168. • Connect to D-Link DI-724P+ from PC via IE. The setup screen will be shown after entering the correct username and password.160. a PC with web browser is required.168. • Click the <Advanced> tab and follow the steps to set up web port forward to DVR 1.0. Router (D-Link DI-724P+) WAN IP: 218.0.

54. Enter Private Port: 80. Click <Always> for the Schedule setting. C. Enter Private IP: 167 D. Choose <TCP> as the Protocol Type. Enter Public Port: 81. • Now DVR 1 can be connected via http://218.DVR User’s Manual A. Click <Always> for the Schedule setting. C. Enter Private Port: 81. Choose <TCP> as the Protocol Type. B. Enter Public Port: 80. F. G. E. H.160. Enter the name of the setting in the Name field: DVR 2. G. • If there are more than one DVR behind the router.13:81. 66 . Click <Apply>. Click <Apply>. B. H. • Click <Continue> to go on when the following screen displays. E.160. Enter the name of the setting in the Name field: DVR 1. Enter Private IP: 200 D. Click <Enabled> to set up the service. Select <Enabled> to set up the service. F.54. A. • Follow the steps to set up web port forward to DVR 2.13:80 and DVR 2 can be connected via http://218. repeat the steps for port mapping setting.

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