Versatile H.

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

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

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

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

..........48 5......................3....3 Playback Controls ...........................................4 4.....................5.............................47 5...........................................5.............2.............1 Remote Monitoring System Requirements .......................4......................3.....................................................................49 5.........................................................................................2 Playback Local *...........................3 Playback Video...................................33 4..............................................................2.....................................34 4.....4 5.........................3............4.............................................................5................2 Export Normal Video .................................................................................................30 4............DVR User’s Manual 4...............................................................drv Files ...................33 4.......3 Export Event Video.............2 Playback Instant Recorded Video ........2...................................................2.......4 Dome Controlling Keys...45 5................3......47 5..............1..........5 Setting Preset Points .41 5.......................1 Record Video Instantly ....................................................38 4...1 Sequence with Main Monitor .............................................................50 5 ..................3 4.............................2...........6 Calling Preset Points .....................45 5.......5 Search from Event List .36 4.....1 Searching by Time.1 Login / Logout .......1 View Live Video .............2......46 5...............3............................................................35 Dome Control...............................................................40 5................................46 5.........3....................................................................3................................2 4....31 4.30 Searching Recorded Video ....................28 Key Usage in Playback ...........3 RS485 Setup .....29 Pause Playback and Single Step Forward .................................................48 5...............3 Basic Operation for Remote Monitor.....................................................3.4 Verify Digital Signature ..................................................2 Instant Recording ...1 Changing Internet Settings ............................................3.................................................................2...............5.................................2 Getting Start of Installation..........2......5.......................3..............................................35 4..........2 Searching by Event ..............32 Video Export .......29 Sequence Setup ........2 Install Remote Monitoring Software..............35 4......44 5............................................................................. Remote Monitoring Software.....39 4...............................3............1 Playback Remote Video.........................................50 5........2 Sequence with Call Monitor.......................1 Select Display Mode ...............................5............................1........43 5.....................4....................2.......2...........41 5...............................3...................2 Operate Cameras with Dome Control ........3.....................................................................................3...............47 5......3...............................36 4......................2 Software Upgrades .....................1 ezBurn Introduction ...................................................3........45 5......................2 Dome Protocol Setup ...................3.............................................................................40 5.............................1........5 Viewing Recorded Video ...................................................31 4.................49 5.............37 4.1 Dome Connection.....................................30 4.......

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

10 . whereas “Call” will output audio form the call monitor.DVR User’s Manual LAN Connector (RJ-45) The DVR is capable of networking. UTP Input (Optional) The UTP Input offers additional connectivity using the Unshielded Twisted Pair wiring. Audio Out – Main & Call Main & Call Audio Out RCA connectors are provided for connecting the DVR to audio output devices (e. USB Connector (x3) There are three USB 2.0 ports (2 at rear + 1 at front) to allow users to connect external USB devices to the unit. Once the unit is connected to the LAN network. users can remotely access the unit through the remote software on a PC. Please connect the power adapter shipped with the unit. such as a USB ThumbDrive® or a USB mouse. please refer to Appendix B and Appendix C. NOTE: UTP cable transmits Video and Power signals to cameras. “Main” will output audio from the main monitor. UTP cable is one of the most common medium in the telecommunication industry.g. amplified speakers). For UTP installation information. Power Jack The DVR has a free voltage DC power connection jack.

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

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

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

Collaborating with a USB mouse. its authority level number (1~8) will be shown. Move to <OK> and press ENTER to proceed. the icon will show “N”. The preset password for “admin” is “1234”. “ ◄ ► Cancel F G H I S T U V f g h i s t u v 5 6 7 8 + = * Backspace OK J W j w 9 K X k x . 14 . Press MENU and input a valid username. setting up the DVR can be easy as operating on a PC. L Y l y ! M Z m z @ Delete The next step is to enter a corresponding password. 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 _ . An icon displayed at the upper-right corner of the screen will show the authority level of the account.DVR User’s Manual SEARCH In both Playback and Live mode. 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. and the password “4321” is for “user”. Under logout condition. 3.2 Entering OSD Setup Menu The configuration of the DVR can be customized by entering the intuitive Graphical User Interface (GUI) OSD setup menu. while “user” can be inputted via pressing the hot key SEARCH. When an account is logged in. There are two preset accounts: “admin” and “user”. press SEARCH to enter the Search menu for searching and playing back recorded video by date and time or events.

2. Alternatively. password. Configuration. select <Disable> to suspend the account. The authority level is ranked from level 1~8. Authority Setup Setup the allowed authority level for accessing the functions listed in this menu. Dome Control. or select <OFF> to allow free access. Account Setup Setup customized username. There are two ways to logout: manually logout by pressing ESC key at Live mode. 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. and level 8 has highest authority.DVR User’s Manual Before completely logout. excluding the preset “admin” account. System Setup. 3.1 User Management The DVR provides the option to create up to seven sets of usernames and passwords with customized authority. and authority level in this menu. Alternatively. The username is case sensitive. Event Setup. 15 . Monitor Setup. or auto logout when keys are not pressed for 5 minutes at Live/ Menu mode. select <Disable> to allow free access. Menu Access. Call Control. From the Main Menu. The authority level is ranked from level 1~8. NOTE: The username and authority level of the preset “admin” account cannot be changed. and level 8 has highest authority. other functions can also be accessed without having to login again. Text Setup. Camera Setup. and Shutdown. Record Setup. NOTE: The “Menu Access” cannot be set to <Disable>. The functions include: Playback/Search. Export Data. Database Setup. Sequence Setup.

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

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

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

IP Camera IP Camera Select IP Camera Title Hostname/IP Model Connection Setup Device Setup Activated Status CH16 CH16 X. NOTE: The DVR must be rebooted in order to apply the change of IP Camera Support option. menu items 3 to 5 will be grayed out and cannot be accessed.168. for example CH16 for 16ch models. To configure setting of an IP camera. 19 . 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.1 IP Camera Information IP Camera Title Access this item to enter the name of the IP camera to be shown on the monitor. The supported channels of IP cameras will be from the largest numbers. Hostname/IP Access this item to enter the hostname or IP address of the IP camera.DVR User’s Manual 3.5 IP Camera Setting The distinctive hybrid solution of the DVR enables users to connect IP camera(s) while others are analog cameras.123.X NH Series No NOTE: If the IP camera is already activated.X. Model Access this item to select the model of the connected IP camera. access <Camera Setup> and select the channel with the largest number.1.5. The menu will be shown as follows. 3. for example 192.X.

select <ON> to manually set the Streaming Port and Streaming Protocol. <RTP/RTSP>.DVR User’s Manual 3. The menu will be shown as below. 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. Streaming Protocol Access this item to select the streaming protocol of the IP camera. 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. of the IP camera. <H264> or <MJPEG>. Alternatively.5. for transmitting video and related commands. <MPEG4>. and <HTTP>. The option includes <RTP+RTSP>. of the IP camera. Streaming Format Access this item to select the streaming format. Management Port Access this item to enter the default port of the IP camera. Streaming Port Access this item to enter the streaming port. <RTP/RTSP/HTTP>. 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. 20 .

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

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

5 Mid 30 Best Both • First select a Camera for setting its record configuration. • • • • Move the cursor using Direction keys and press ENTER to select an item.125 PAL) (12. The Preset Configuration must be set to <OFF> for accessing these schedules. Half-D1 mode (NTSC: 720x240@60PPS.5 Mid 30 Best Both Night 7.DVR User’s Manual 3.6. Section Preset Record Configuration for more detailed information. PAL: 720x288@50PPS) Normal PPS Normal Size Event PPS Event Size 3. Per Camera Config Cameral Select Normal PPS Normal Size Event Max PPS Event Size Event Active Day 7.2 Preset Record Configuration The <Preset Config> is used to select the preset recording quality and frame rate.3 Per Camera Configuration This function is used to set the Day / Night / Weekend PPS (Picture per Second) and Quality for each channel. Change the value using UP / DOWN keys. 23 .75 NTSC 15 NTSC 10 KB / Pic 10 KB / Pic (3. it is strongly recommended to set the preset configuration as <Best Quality>. The menu is displayed as below (Record Mode: 720×240@60PPS in NTSC / 720×288@50PPS in PAL). Please refer to OSD Setup Manual. The image and recording settings from the selected camera will be displayed on the screen. others’ may have to be reduced first.6. Press ENTER to confirm the settings or ESC to abort. To increase one channel’s PPS.5 Mid 30 Best Both CH1 Weekend 7. Please note that the total normal PPS for all channels cannot exceed 60 NTSC (720×240@60PPS) / 50 PAL (720×288@50PPS). Below table shows the PPS and picture size under <Best Quality> in Half-D1 mode.5 PAL) 3. since a smart event scheduler will handle the total PPS with a correct weighting. In normal circumstances. Press ESC to return to Record Setup menu. Event PPS is not restricted to this rule.

Move to <Daytime Record> and press ENTER.5 ezRecord Setup This item aims to ease the complicated record settings. then press UP/DOWN to choose an option. 3. Move the cursor to the item <Preset Config>. and select <Event only>. select <Record Setup> menu.6. 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 7.4 Record Event Video Only If the DVR shall start recording only when alarms are triggered. The average normal PPS & Quality will be adjusted automatically. This item will determine whether the DVR will record during daytime. Note that the item can be reached only when <ezRecord> is selected as the option for <Preset Config>. In other words.5 Best Follow these steps to Setup ezRecord: • Select <How Many Days To Record> and press ENTER. Select <ezRecord Setup> from <Record Setup> and press ENTER. • In the OSD setup menu. or select <No> to disable. follow the steps below: • Enter the OSD setup menu with a proper account. the larger the size of the HDD installed. Repeat the same procedures through the 3rd and 4th item. use UP/DOWN to select <Yes> as to enable daytime recording. • • 24 . Note that <Weekend Record> will be inaccessible if <Weekend Schedule> in <Schedule Setup> is set to <No>. If yes.DVR User’s Manual 3. Refer to OSD Setup Manual.6. Section Preset Record Configuration for further information. The maximum of days depends of the size of the installed HDD(s). the more days the unit can record. and to make the setup much easier. respectively.

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

set this item to <Yes> to start the deletion or choose <No> to cancel. 26 .9 Purge Data This item is used to delete the Normal or Event recording video. ENTER to select the item and UP / DOWN to adjust the value. it will be automatically set to <ON>. audio input is recorded and saved with the video.6. 3. In Record Setup menu. When no audio source device is connected. Purge All Event Data The item is used to delete all event video from database(s). Start to Purge After the video or data to be deleted are selected. move the cursor to <Purge Data> and press ENTER.DVR User’s Manual 3. Purge Event Before The item is used to delete event video before a specific date.6. Set this item to <Yes using UP / DOWN keys. the Purge Data menu is displayed. Using UP / DOWN keys to select <Yes> and start the deletion by setting <Start to Purge> to <Yes>. and start the deletion by setting <Start to Purge> to <Yes>. it will be automatically set to <OFF>. Purge Data Purge All Data Purge All Event Data Purge Event Before Start to Purge No No 2008/01/01 No Purge All Data The item is used to delete all recorded video from the database. Use LEFT / RIGHT keys to move the cursor to next or previous field.8 Audio Recording When an audio source device is connected.

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

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

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

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

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

• Press and hold UP / DOWN to scroll through the Event List. 32 . • Press ENTER to play back the selected event record. • Press PLAY to return to live mode. • Move the cursor to <Event List> and press ENTER to list the event video of the selected channels. The Event List is displayed as below figure: Event List First Page Date 2008/03/17 2008/03/17 2008/03/16 2008/03/15 2008/03/12 2008/03/12 2008/03/11 2008/03/10 2008/03/08 2008/03/08 2008/03/08 Time 11:26:50 09:53:03 16:14:42 03:45:31 22:27:56 10:09:29 12:18:20 05:16:00 17:11:37 16:29:10 03:22:17 Ch. others are displayed.3. Follow the steps to playback video from Event List. time. • To exit the event list. press ESC. As some events are deleted. use LEFT / RIGHT to move the cursor and press ENTER to select or de-select a channel. • 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. The Event List displays.DVR User’s Manual 4.2 Searching by Event “Event List” allows users to search wanted video by event. triggered camera and alarm type. The latest recorded event video will be listed on the top. Follow these steps to search event video through Event List: • Press SEARCH to enter the Search menu.

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

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

35 . The information shown is “read only”. D. press ESC or DOME.4. To play event video. To traverse the menu. 4. To exit the Dome Control mode and return to live mode. press the DOME key and press channel key 2 to display the hint screen. press CALL + ENTER to open the OSD setup menu of the dome camera. press CALL + UP/DOWN keys to move up/down. Exported Required Size = 11 MB Export Event Info: Data Time Ch 2008/06/07 AM10:42:35 13 Enter: YES ESC: NO Type Motion • If there is no any exportable device connected to the DVR unit. Refer to the connection figure illustrated in Setup Guide.terminals on the dome camera to the D+. press COPY. ezBurn confirmation Selected Device: Built-in-DVD+RW All data on the disc will be erased. • After entering the playback mode. To enter Dome Control mode. and CALL + ENTER to select or enter submenu. In Live mode.terminals on the RS-485 port by RS-485 cable respectively. press ESC to abort. • See Setup Guide for RS-485 port pin definition. R.5 Dome Control The DVR allows users to control a dome camera by the front panel. or. CALL + RIGHT/LEFT to change value or to move left/right. a warning message will be shown on the screen • Press ENTER to start the export the whole event video to the connected device. follow these steps: • Press SEARCH and play wanted event video.1 Dome Connection Follow the steps to install dome camera. 4.5.DVR User’s Manual 4.3 Export Event Video To export event video. users can press CHANNEL key to display the desired dome camera in full screen. refer to Section Searching Recorded Video. • Connect the R+. In dome control mode. The “ezBurn” window will display as below figure.

The RS-485 parameters of the DVR must be set to the same as the parameters set in dome camera. then select <RS485 Setup> from the System Setup menu and press ENTER.5.2 Dome Protocol Setup The Dome Protocol item lists the available dome protocols for communicating with dome cameras connected to the DVR. select <Camera Setup> and press ENTER. Select <System Setup> in Main menu. 4. The following menu is displayed.3 RS485 Setup The DVR controls the dome cameras via RS-485 communication protocol. select a camera first and set the communications protocol associated with dome camera using the Direction keys and ENTER. 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. RS485 Setup Unit ID Baud Rate Bits Stop Parity 224 9600 8 1 None 36 .5. From the Main menu.DVR User’s Manual 4. NOTE: The settings become effective after saving the changes and exiting from the menu. The following menu is displayed. Users are allowed to change the RS-485 settings of the DVR.

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. or a conflict may occur. The Unit ID is in the range of 1 to 255. 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. Press it again to redisplay the screen. Note that there cannot be any two devices on the same bus given the same ID address. Please refer to Setup Guide for the graphical illustration of functional keys.5. 4. ESC Use to leave dome control mode and return to live and full-screen viewing mode. Press this key to hide the screen. NOTE: The settings become effective after saving the changes and exiting from the menu.4 Dome Controlling Keys The functions of some keys in dome control mode are totally different from normal status function. Focus Near Use to focus the dome camera near. 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. 37 . This function enables users to enlarge a certain area.

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

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

and configure the DVRs remotely via a LAN. 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. Using the software. Due to the setting items are similar to those listed in the DVR’s OSD setup menu. WAN or Internet on a personal computer.40GHz RAM 512 MB Recommended: Intel® Core™2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.1 Remote Monitoring System Requirements Items Requirements Minimum: Intel® Pentium® M CPU 1.0 or above Minimum 1024 x 768 with 16-bit color 10Base-T (10 Mbps) or 100Base-TX (100 Mbps) operation. must match the network configuration Personal Computer Hard Disk Drive Operating System Web Browser Monitor Resolution Network Card 40 . 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. please refer to the sections above for setting configuration of the remote monitoring software. users are allowed to view live and recorded video.4GHZ RAM 2 GB Requires 20 MB for software installation Windows XP. 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. including the preset “admin” and two other accounts 5. Windows Vista Microsoft Internet Explorer version 6.

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

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

80. or by using the Start menu to access it. click <Yes> to accept ActiveX plug-ins. 43 . the IP address should be entered as “192.6”. The remote monitoring software plug-ins will be downloaded and installed on the PC automatically when the connection is successfully made. • A version check starts to verify whether the remote monitoring software was installed already. • Enter the IP address of the DVR in the address bar at the top of the browser. it can be started either by clicking on the desktop icon. This process may take up to 30 seconds. and also check if the version is the same as that stored in that particular DVR.2 Install Remote Monitoring Software Start the browser to initiate the installation of the remote monitoring software on the PC. The IP address of the DVR can be saved as a Favorites item in the web browser to enable easy access in the future.68.2.DVR User’s Manual 5. for example. If the default trigger port 80 is changed into another one.006” should be entered as “192.80. “192.080. • When the software is completely downloaded and installed.6:81”.68. the Login Screen is now displayed. take port 81 for example. • The ActiveX controls and plug-ins dialog will show twice for confirmation. NOTE: Do not enter any leading “0” characters in the address. • Start the IE.068.

then the “admin” account at the remote monitoring site cannot change the settings at the same time. Nevertheless.DVR User’s Manual 5. if the “admin” account is currently accessing the unit’s OSD setup menu via front panel of the unit. The process may take a few seconds. The login username and password can be saved to ease future login. 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. the remote system is logout and disconnected from the DVR at the same time. The authority is also the same as setup in the DVR. • Enter the Username and password. • Click <OK> to login to the DVR. The default username and password is admin / 1234.2. • If the connection is made successfully. 44 .2. If the IE browser is closed. the main window will display live video of the attached cameras. The “admin” account of the DVR has priority. One preset account “admin” and up to two other accounts can access a DVR at the same time. Alternatively. click on the Favorite entry for the unit (if the IP address of the unit has been set).1 Login / Logout Login using the same accounts setup in the DVR.

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

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

• Click <Play> on main window toolbar and click <Local Playback> tab.drv file.3.1 Record Video Instantly Follow the steps to start recording instantly: • Click on the <Instant Recording> button.3. • Click on the button again to stop recording.2 Instant Recording The Instant Recording function allows users to record video quickly to the PC. Click the arrows in the directions to be viewed. Zoom-in to enlarge a certain area and zoom-out to view more area. Click on <Focus +> to focus near or <Focus −> to focus far. 5. 5.2 Playback Instant Recorded Video Follow the steps to playback a video recorded by “Instant Recording”. • Click <Open> to choose a recorded file. NOTE: The Audio function is set to OFF as the default setting. NOTE: The instant recording video will be saved as *.2. • Click <OK> to start playing the recorded video. 5. Direction Button This button is used to pan and/or tilt the dome camera. Zoom +/− Users are allowed to zoom-in or zoom-out using the adjusting buttons.3. • Select the destination folder to save the video.2. Click on <Iris +> to open iris or <Iris −> to close iris. 47 . Iris +/− This item is used to open and close the iris to let more or less light into the camera.DVR User’s Manual Focus +/− Use to adjust the camera lens to focus on objects for a clear view.

<Local Playback>. • The other way to select date and time is by moving the blue sliding bar.3. minute and second of time field. and type the desired numbers directly. • Click <OK> to start the playback. and <Verify> tabs. month and year of date field respectively.3.1 Playback Remote Video To view remote video. users can change the date and time either by typing desired numbers directly or using the arrow buttons. To type directly: Click on day. click <Play> button on the main window toolbar. To playback remote video segments. <Remote Playback> allows users to play back from the DVR. Follow above steps to adjust the hour. <Local Playback> enables users to playback a recorded video file stored on the hard disk drive of the PC. and then <Remote Playback> tab. The DVR continues recording while playing back recorded video on the PC. click <Play> on the main window toolbar. The <Remote Playback> screen will be displayed.3 Playback Video The remote monitoring software allows users to either view recorded video from the DVR.3.DVR User’s Manual 5. 5. or from the hard disk drive of the PC. • In <Start> field. follow these steps: • Choose <Playback> in <Select> field for playback recorded video. The <From> and <To> in the <Available Record Video> display the date and time from which recorded video is available for playback. There are three tabs in the Playback screen: <Remote Playback>. 48 . either remote playback or local playback. or click <Close> to abort. To access the Playback screen. Use up and down arrow next to the time field to change to the wanted time. <Verify> is provided for users to authenticate if the exported video is altered. then click the left and right arrow at the top of the calendar to change the date. To use the arrow buttons: Click on the arrow button next to the date field to display the calendar.

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

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

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>.DVR User’s Manual 5. • Select <Tools> from the main menu of the web browser. then <Internet Options>.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. 51 . enter the IP address of the DVR to make the connection again. • Now. please follow the steps to delete the temporary internet files.3. the <Delete Files> screen displays as below.

Pelco P. Pelco D.0 Ports. ×16 Line-in UTP Supported Main out RCA × 1. Sensitivity. 1. 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.C.0Vp-p. Terminal Block Alarm Relay Output x1. 75 ohm 4ch UTP 8ch UTP 16ch UTP Up to 2ch Up to 4ch BNC × 1.0Vp-p. 1. Remote Software Remote Operation Monitor. 75 ohm BNC×16. Terminal Block Alarm Detection N. ×8 Line-in Terminal Block. 1.. Fastrax 2.O.DVR User’s Manual Appendix A: Technical Specifications All specifications are subject to change without notice. 75 ohm BNC×8. SATA Build-in Storage Interface Cartridge / DVD+RW Optional ×3 USB 2. ×4 Line-in Terminal Block. Dynacolor Remote Control Software Central Management System (CMS). Specifications Video Operation System Input 4ch Model 8ch Model Embedded ( Linux ) BNC×4. AXIS. Terminal Block Alarm Input ×4. System Setup. ACTi. AD422. 10/100 Mbps Compatible IP Camera SONY. 75 ohm 800 × 600. 1. Programmable 16 × 12 Grid Array. Support ThumbDrive® or DVD+RW Export Storage Alarm ×8. Recording. Dome Camera Control. Playback.0Vp-p. 1280 × 1024 pixels@60 Hz (Optional) NTSC: 30 PPS/Per channel. 75 ohm BNC × 1. 1. Alarm. 1024 × 768.0Vp-p. Vivotek. Archive RS-485 Terminal Block Dome Control Protocol DSCP.0Vp-p. 1 Channel Line-Out Compression Method Proprietary Data Rate 8 KB/s per channel Recording Compression Method H. 1 Channel Line-Out Output Call Audio RCA × 1.264 / MJPEG Recording Mode Schedule. Trigger Level Adjustable Motion Detection Video Loss Detection Programmable Communication Network Connectivity Ethernet RJ-45 Connector. Adjustable Image Size 1KB to 20KB/Picture Storage Mode Linear / Circular Data Life Time Yes (Programmable) Storage ×3. Panasonic 52 ./N. 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. Terminal Block ×16.

1 × 8.4 lbs) -5°C ~ 40°C (23 °F ~ 104 °F)) 10% ~ 90% Non-condensing AC 100~240V.6 inches) 7 Kg (15.5 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. 60W Adaptor 53 .2 × 19.2 × 3. 50-60 Hz.7 inches) 5.5 × 13.

The correct setting is shown as below. switch the video source 1 to ON. NOTE: The DVR should be powered OFF before the installation of the UTP Camera. For instance. Follow the steps below to complete the UTP camera installation. 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. if a UTP Camera will be installed to channel 1. Step 2: On the back panel of the DVR. short for Unshielded Twisted Pair. The Versatile H. Video Source Selection 54 . switch the video source to ON (UTP). 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. Step 1: Connect the DVR and the UTP Camera via the UTP cable (CAT5). 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). is a popular type of cables that is one of the most common medium in telecommunication industry.DVR User’s Manual Appendix B: Connect UTP Camera UTP. This leads to an economical and fast installation of surveillance.264 DVR provides the option to connect UTP cameras.

if a UTP Camera is already installed to channel 1. The following table shows performance at different distances. For instance. NOTE: The UTP Board provides power up to 5. the UTP Board will start beeping.526 5. Bad Video Output Step 3: Plug in the power adapter to the DVR. If the power consumption of the camera is more than 5.5W.77 Video Quality Excellent Excellent Good Good 55 .256 5. The installation is complete. NOTE: The length of each UTP cable should NOT exceed 300 meters (or 984 feet). do not install another camera to the BNC port of channel 1. CH3.04 4.5W. Distance Meters / Feet 0 100 / 328 200 / 656 300 / 984 UTP-Converter Power Output (W) 5. or it may cause loss or weakening of signal. and the DVR will start to boot. NOTE: Do NOT insert both BNC and UTP video sources to the same channel simultaneously. or CH4 will be installed. or the video will not function correctly and it may cause the video to look like the figure below.DVR User’s Manual Follow the same procedure if more UTP Cameras to CH2.

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

DVR User’s Manual Appendix D: Recommended HDDs Refer to the following list for some recommended HDDs to be used in the DVR.2 Seagate Barracuda 7200. Brand Model Name Barracuda ES.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 .11 Barracuda 7200.

The management port is 80 and the RTSP port is 554. 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.242) of the NH Series IP camera to access its web management page.168. Login using the administrator’s username and password (for example: Admin & 1234).1. Step 1. Step 2. Enter the IP address (for example: 192. 58 .

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

Enter the Hostname/IP as 192. If the parameters are different. Password=1234. Device Setup Product ID Image Resolution Sharpness Brightness Contrast Apply NH Series vga 128 25 128 No 60 . 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.DVR User’s Manual Step 5. Step 6. The DVR will reboot in order to apply the change. 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. and Streaming Format=MPEG4. Access the OSD setup menu of the DVR to select the number of IP cameras to be connected: <System Setup> <IP Camera Support>. H264 or MJPEG.1. Access the <Device Setup> menu to enter device setting parameters: Image Resolution=quadvga. Step 8. the Streaming Port and Streaming Protocol will be setup automatically. Access the <Connection Setup> menu to enter connection setting parameters: Account=Admin.242 NH Series No Step 7. Management Port=80. Access the <Camera Setup> menu of the DVR to setup the IP camera.168. set Advance Streaming Option to <ON> and the values can be modified manually. Select the channel that is reserved for IP camera. and Compression=128. Brightness=25. Sharpness=128.1.242 and select model as NH Series.168. If Advance Streaming Option is set to <OFF>.

Check if the target IP device is supported by the DVR. Audio 2. Alarm I/O 3. 2. The information is “read only”. Make sure the settings of the items <Account>. confirm items in <Device Setup> menu and see if the settings are correct. 3. 1. and <Management Port> in <Connection Setup> is correct. or FPS of the IP camera. <Streaming Port>. perform the following checks: 1. Step 11. Reduce the GOV/GOP setting. <Password>. If the <Model> selected is supported by the DVR. lost rate NH Series MPEG4 640x480 15. Try to connect the IP camera via the browser directly and see if the video shows correctly. quality.53 KB/Sec 0. Access <IP Camera> <Status> and the current status of the IP camera will be displayed as shown below. Limitation: The following function is not supported for IP cameras. <Streaming Protocol>. Make sure that <Model>. Try to connect the IP camera via the browser directly and see if the video shows correctly. the problem might be bandwidth and performance. and <Streaming Format> are set correctly. Set <IP Camera> <Activated> to <Yes> and the video from the IP camera should be displaying on the screen after a few seconds.00 62.00% Troubleshooting: If the video does not show on the screen. Status Model Streaming Format Resolution PPS Bandwidth Pkg.DVR User’s Manual Step 10. Check the menu item <Hostname/IP>. Motion Detection 61 . If everything seems to be correct. Step 12. 4. Set <Apply> to <Yes> and the device setting parameters will be applied. 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 .

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

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

168.168.0. 65 .200 Trigger port: 81 • To change the setting of the router. a PC with web browser is required. Router (D-Link DI-724P+) WAN IP: 218.DVR User’s Manual Following is an example of how the router should be set.0.168.160.0.168.1 PC IP: 192.100 DVR 1 IP: 192. • Connect to D-Link DI-724P+ from PC via IE. The setup screen will be shown after entering the correct username and password.0.54.167 Trigger port: 80 DVR 2 IP: 192. • Click the <Advanced> tab and follow the steps to set up web port forward to DVR 1.13 LAN IP: 192.

Enter Private Port: 81. Click <Apply>. G.13:81.160. • Now DVR 1 can be connected via http://218.13:80 and DVR 2 can be connected via http://218. H. Click <Always> for the Schedule setting. C. Click <Apply>. Enter the name of the setting in the Name field: DVR 1.54. • Click <Continue> to go on when the following screen displays. repeat the steps for port mapping setting. Enter the name of the setting in the Name field: DVR 2. Click <Always> for the Schedule setting.160.54. E. 66 . Enter Public Port: 80. B. Choose <TCP> as the Protocol Type. H. Choose <TCP> as the Protocol Type. Select <Enabled> to set up the service. Enter Private IP: 200 D. G. B. Enter Public Port: 81. C. F. • If there are more than one DVR behind the router. • Follow the steps to set up web port forward to DVR 2.DVR User’s Manual A. E. Enter Private Port: 80. Enter Private IP: 167 D. F. Click <Enabled> to set up the service. A.

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