IBM EDR1600 User Manual

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EDR1600

16 CHANNEL DIGITAL VIDEO RECORDER

INSTRUCTION MANUAL

Before installing and using this unit, please read this manual carefully.

Be sure to keep the manual handy for later reference.

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WARNING

TO REDUCE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO

NOT EXPOSE THIS APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.

CAUTION

DO NOT REMOVE COVER. NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.

WARNING: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class “A” digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instruction manual, may cause interference to radio communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful interference in which case the users will be required to correct the interference at their own expense.

Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.

This Class A digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference Causing Equipment Regulations.

Notice:

The information in this manual was current when published. The manufacturer reserves the right to revise and improve its products. All specifications are therefore subject to change without notice.

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PRECAUTIONS

Refer all work related to the installation of this product to qualified service personnel or system installers.

Do not block the ventilation opening or slots on the cover. Do not drop metallic parts through slots.

This could permanently damage the appliance. Turn the power off immediately and contact qualified service personnel for service.

Do not attempt to disassemble the appliance.

To prevent electric shock, do not remove screws or covers. There are no user-serviceable parts inside. Contact qualified service personnel for maintenance.

Handle the appliance with care.

Do not strike or shake, as this may damage the appliance.

Do not expose the appliance to water or moisture, nor try to operate it in wet areas.

Do take immediate action if the appliance becomes wet. Turn the power off and refer servicing to qualified service personnel. Moisture may damage the appliance and also cause electric shock.

Do not use strong or abrasive detergents when cleaning the appliance body.

Use a dry cloth to clean the appliance when it is dirty. When the dirt is hard to remove, use a mild detergent and wipe gently.

Do not overload outlets and extension cords as this may result in a risk of fire or electric shock.

Do not operate the appliance beyond its specified temperature, humidity or power source ratings.

Do not use the appliance in an extreme environment where high temperature or high humidity exists.

Use the appliance at temperature within 0oC ~ +45oC and a humidity below 90%. The input power source for this appliance is 115V AC or 230V AC, 50Hz – 60Hz.

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Table of Contents

1.Product Overview………………….……………………….……... 1 1.1 Features…………………..……….…………..…………………... 1 1.2 Technical Overview…….….…….………………………….…….. 2

2.Front & Rear Panels….…….……………………………….……. 5

3.System Installation…….…….……………………………….…… 8 3.1 Before Installation…….……….…………………………….……. 8 3.2 Basic Connections…………….…………………………….…….. 9 3.3 Optional Connections…………..…………………………….…… 9

4.Main Screen…………………………………………..……….…... 11

5.Basic Operations & Log Display……………………..………..…. 13 5.1 Version Display……………………………..…………….…….… 14 5.2 Alarm Message Display……………………...…………………… 14

6.Setup (Administrator)………………..….………………………... 15 6.1 Time Type Setup…………………..…….………………………... 16 6.2 Day Type Setup…………………………………………………… 17 6.3 Calendar Setup…………………..…………………….………….. 18 6.4 Alarm Action Setup……………………………………………….. 19 6.5 Motion Action Setup……………..…………………….…………. 22 6.6 Video Loss Action Setup………………………………………….. 23 6.7 Hard Disks Full Action Setup…………………………………….. 24 6.8 Camera Setup…………...………………………………………… 26 6.9 Alarm In Setup…………..……………………………….……….. 28 6.10 Alarm Out Setup……………..………………………………….. 30 6.11 Display Sequence Setup……………………..………….……….. 31 6.12 Display Page Setup………………………………………………. 32 6.13 Motion Setup…………………………………………………….. 34 6.14 Password Setup…………………………………..……….……... 36 6.15 System Configurations………...………...…………….………… 37

7.Day/Time Setup (Administrator)………………………………… 40

8.Image Playback and Archive (Administrator, Supervisor) …… 41 8.1 Select HDD & Range Dialog Box………………………………… 44

9.Remote Control..…………………………………..……….……... 47

10.Note For “2x/fps” and Some Limitations……………………… 50

Appendix A – Specifications

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Appendix B – Time Lapse Mode Recording Time

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Appendix C – Simulated Keyboard

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Appendix D – Q & A

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1. Product Overview

The PowerPlex EDR1600 is a state-of-the-art digital video recorder that brings unparalleled price/performance video surveillance, recording and playback to the CCTV systems. With parallel processing architecture, high performance video engine, and intelligent recording algorithms, triplex operation can be easily achieved without sacrificing the increasing demands of performance, reliability, and availability in the CCTV industry.

1.1 Features

Connect up to 16 color or B/W cameras

Real triplex operation: recording, live & playback simultaneously Built-in MPEG-1 and JPEG compression/decompression with configurable quality

Intelligent motion detection with programmable area and sensitivity for each camera

Powerful alarm processor with configurable triggering conditions and reactions

Event recording, time-lapse recording or both

Pre alarm / post alarm recording for alarm, motion, and video loss with adjustable frame rate for different time modes and cameras Storage on (Max. 2) internal Hard Disks

Connect up to 2 external Hard Disk Arrays (Max. 8 Hard Disks per set) to enhance the storage capacity

Hot swappable Hard Disks for highest surveillance availability Non-editable video data with data loss at 1-second level (only caused by bad sectors in Hard Disks after recording)

Anti-faked digital watermark

Retrieve Video (in .MPG or .MOV format) to floppy disks, ZIP drives, etc.

Versatile display formats: full-screen, 4, 7, 9, 10, 13, and 16 video windows

Alarm history log for video loss, motion, & alarm input Multi-level password to ensure high degree of security Recording rate: up to 60 fps for NTSC, 50 fps for PAL Playback rate: up to 30 fps for NTSC, 25 fps for PAL Independent record & playback.

Built-in flash memory, power off data protection, power on and run Built-in 16x8 video matrix

Built-in Watch Dog Timer

Graphics user interface with built-in real-time kernel, NO windows OS required

Networking supported

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1.2 Technical Overview

1.2.1 Video Input and Output

The digital video recorder is designed to support either NTSC/EIA or PAL/CCIR standard. To make the auto detection of video standard work, at least one camera must be connected to the video input. The product features video camera inputs with a passive looping output for each. Camera input impedance termination is set independently for each camera automatically. Synchronizing or phasing cameras is not required to achieve the frame rate of 30 fps for NTSC/EIA or 25 fps for PAL/CCIR.

Video surveillance and playback is supported by VGA monitor connection and optional main monitor connections for both composite and S-video signal formats. The main monitor displays the selected cameras in any available display format. Another composite video output is provided for call monitor that displays any alarm images or the live images of all the installed cameras sequentially.

1.2.2 Video Processing

The video processor controls the switching of the built-in video matrix according to the system configurations. The video encoder keeps analyzing the video signal from the cameras, and encoding the incoming pictures in JPEG format or MPEG-1 format that is digitized and smaller in size at 30 fps for NTSC/EIA or 25 fps for PAL/CCIR. During video playback, the video decoder decodes the digitized format, no matter it is JPEG or MPEG-1, and then displays the decoded pictures on the VGA monitor screen or TV monitor screen.

1.2.3 Video Storage and Retrieval

The encoded pictures are stored in the hard disks, with the stored frame rate for each camera set by the administrator. If any event (Alarm, Motion, or Video Loss) happens, all the encoded pictures for the correspondent camera for the preset pre-record duration will be saved to the hard disk, and the recording rate for that camera will be changed to its alarm recording rate afterwards for the preset post-record duration. When the recording reaches the end of the recording hard disk, the system will automatically switch to the next available hard disk and record from the beginning of that hard disk.

During video playback, the selected pictures can be saved to floppy

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disk, ZIP disk, etc. in .MPG format for MPEG-1 encoded video or .MOV format for JPEG encoded video.

For Time-Lapse Mode Recording Time, please refer to Appendix B.

1.2.4 Motion Detection

The digital video recorder continuously monitors all camera inputs for motion. When motion is detected, the system reacts according to the motion action set by the administrator, including increase of

recording frame rate, sounding the buzzer, triggering the alarm output, event log, etc. Motion detection options for different time types can be set for each camera input using a 16 (width) by 12 (height) target overlay. You can also enable or disable motion alarms for different time types. However, the recording frame rate is NOT influenced by motion detection for the digital video recorder.

1.2.5 Video Display

The VGA monitor and main TV monitor display either live camera pictures or pictures from hard disks. The display resolution is 640x480 for NTSC or 800x600 for PAL. As many as 16 million colors can be displayed in the following screen formats: full screen, 4 windows, 7 windows, 9 windows, 10 windows, 13 windows, and 16 windows. All the main displays are window based look and feel for ease of user operations.

The call monitor displays full screen images of cameras associated with alarms or images from the installed cameras sequentially. It is based on switched analog camera input.

1.2.6 Video Playback

The user can select a previously recorded hard disk to review the recorded video. Displaying of the recorded video is composed of decoding the JPEG or MPEG-1 encoded video automatically and multiplexing each camera video to its designated video window. With the coded data that was inserted into each recorded picture, the digital video recorder can reconstruct each camera’s tag name, status, date, and time information automatically. The image can be displayed in any multi-window format on the VGA monitor and/or TV monitor, just like in live video mode.

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1.2.7 Expandable IDE Hard Disk Architecture

All the other HDD-based digital video recorders support only 1-4 hard disks. If those recorders do support more hard disks, they usually use RAID (Redundant Arrays of Independent Disks) or SCSI disks, which are very expensive. With the Expandable IDE Hard Disk Architecture, the EDR1600 can support up to 18 pieces of IDE hard disks that are hot swappable. With 40 GB of storage per hard disk, the system storage is more than 700 GB and virtually unlimited – no more redundant backup required.

1.2.8 Non-editable Recorded Images

The retrieved images are saved as .MPG files or .MOV files, which can be played by Media Player or QuickTime. Therefore, those files are editable by the video editing packages, just like the recorded images in the other digital video recorders. However, the recorded images in the hard disks are not editable by the video editing packages. (They even cannot be seen by those packages.) That is to say, the recorded images are guaranteed to be the original images.

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2. Front & Rear Panels

The following is a brief overview of the front panel and rear panel of EDR1600.

Rear Panel

0.Power Switch From Rear Panel

1.Power Selector Switch: 115V AC or 230V AC selector switch. Warning:

To avoid damaging the system, set this switch before plugging in the power plug. Use a screwdriver to set the switch to the correct position so that the number shown is the same as the local AC voltage.

2.Power Socket: Accepts 115V AC or 230V AC power source. (Power Selector at AC 115V: 100-120V AC)

(Power Selector at AC 230V: 200-260V AC)

3.Mouse Connector: Connects to the PS2 mouse. The mouse must be connected at system startup.

4.Keyboard Connector: Connects to the keyboard (optional).

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5.USB Connector: Reserved.

6.RS-232 Connector: Com 1, connects to modem.

7.Printer Port Connector: Connects to printer port devices (e.g. ZIP/printer port).

8.RS-232 Connector: Com 2, connects to PTZ camera.

9.External Hard Disk Connector: Connects to External Hard Disk Array EDA800.

10.Main Monitor S-video Output (optional).

11.VGA Monitor Output.

12.Camera 16 Video Input: BNC connector for Camera 16.

13.Main Monitor Output: BNC connector for Main TV monitor (optional).

14.Call Monitor Output: BNC connector for Call TV monitor.

15.Camera 16 Video Output: BNC connector for looping camera video from the corresponding camera input.

16.LAN Connector Outlet: Ethernet 10/100 Mb base-T.

17.SCSI Connector Outlet: Reserved.

18.Cooling Fan: Cooling fan of internal Switching Power Supply.

19.Camera 1 Video Input: BNC connector for Camera 1.

20.Alarm In 1-8: Connects to alarm inputs 1-8 & 1 common ground.

21.Camera 1 Video Output: BNC connector for looping camera video from the corresponding camera input.

22.Alarm In 9-16: Connects to alarm inputs 9-16 & 1 common ground.

23.Alarm In 17-24: Connects to alarm inputs 17-24 & 1 common ground.

24.Alarm Out: Connects to 4 Normally Closed alarm outputs (1-4), 4 Normally Open alarm outputs (5-8) & 1 common ground.

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Front Panel

25.Hard Disk Trays: Hard disk holders for HDD#1 (upper tray) and HDD#2 (lower tray).

Note: Please make sure to set HDD#1 as master and HDD#2 as slave. The settings should be described on the hard disk itself or in the manual come with the hard disk.

26.Floppy Drive: 3.5”, 1.44MB.

27.LEDs, Reset Button and Power Switch: LEDs for power and HDD indication, Reset Button to reset the system, and Power Switch to power on/off the system.

28.Dust Filter for Front Cooling Fan.

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3. System Installation

The installations described below should be made by qualified service personnel or system installers.

3.1 Before Installation

Please make sure to set the Power Selector Switch before plugging in the power plug to avoid damaging the EDR1600. Use a screwdriver to set the switch to the correct position so that the number shown is the same as the local AC voltage.

Please refer to the following diagram for the system connections.

Ethernet

Modem

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3.2 Basic Connections

Cameras

Connect each of the camera video input connector to the video output from a camera or other composite video source. At least one camera must be connected before the system is running for the auto detection of video standard to take effect.

VGA Monitor

Connect the VGA monitor output connector to a VGA monitor. The VGA monitor displays selected live or recorded cameras in any available format.

Mouse

Connect a PS2 mouse to the mouse connector.

Hard Disk(s)

Make sure that at least one hard disk is inside the hard disk trays.

Set HDD#1 as master and HDD#2 as slave. The settings should be described on the hard disk itself or in the manual come with the hard disk.

Power

Plug the 115V AC or 230V AC power source into the power socket.

Be sure to set the Power Selector Switch before plugging in the power plug.

3.3 Optional Connections

Call Monitor

Connect the Call Monitor Output Connector to a TV monitor. This monitor displays the full screen images of cameras associated with alarms or images from the installed cameras sequentially.

Alarm In

Connect Alarm In 1-24 to NC or NO type of alarm signals. Please make sure to setup the software configurations of Alarm In accordingly.

Alarm Out

Connect Alarm Out 1-4 to NC type of alarm signals, Alarm Out 5-8 NO type.

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Keyboard

Connect the Keyboard Connector to a standard AT keyboard.

ZIP / Printer Port

If the user wants to use ZIP/Printer Port to retrieve important recorded images, it must be connected to the Printer Port Connector at system startup.

EDA800

Connect the External Hard Disk Connector to EDA800 if the user has purchased EDA800. If EDR1600 is running, please power on EDA800 first, and then make the connection.

Main TV Monitor

Connect the Main Monitor Output Connector to a TV monitor. This monitor displays selected live or recorded cameras in any available format.

Ethernet

Connect a standard RJ45 connector Ethernet cable into the LAN card.

Modem

Connect the RS 232 connector (COM 1) to a modem.

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4. Main Screen

The diagram above is the main screen display. The icons on the lower corner of the screen are mainly for control and configuration, those on the right corner for status indication. If any icon is grayed, it means that the specific function is not accessible in the current mode or login right.

The followings are a brief description for each of the icons.

System time in military hour format. Move the cursor on it, and the system date will be shown in YYYY/MM/DD format.

Shutdown - To shutdown the system.

Playback Controls – To change the control icons to those for playback functions.

Alarm Reset – To reset the Alarm Outputs to their normal states and silence the Buzzer.

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Alarm Event Log – To view the event log.

Config – To configure (setup) the behaviors of the system.

TV Overscan/Underscan – To change the display size of the Main TV Monitor.

Login – To login the system as Administrator, Supervisor or Operator.

Sequence Mode / Static Page Mode – To toggle between Sequence Mode and Static Page Mode. In Sequence Mode, each page in the designated sequence will be shown for its preset dwelling time sequentially. To select the Sequence, click on the Up/Down buttons beside the displayed sequence number. In Static Page Mode, the selected multi-window display will always be shown on the screen.

Full Screen Display (Static Page Mode)

4-window Display (Static Page Mode)

7-window Display (Static Page Mode)

9-window Display (Static Page Mode)

10-window Display (Static Page Mode)

13-window Display (Static Page Mode)

16-window Display (Static Page Mode)

Pause/Circulate – To toggle between Pause Mode and Circulate Mode for status indication.

Next Device – To change the status indication to next device while it’s in Pause Mode.

Hard Disk Storage Indicator – To indicate the storage status of the current recording hard disk. There are 3 different colors:

GREEN – Normal, the remaining storage is more than 1 GB, YELLOW – Warning, the remaining storage is below 1 GB, & RED – Alarm, the remaining storage is below 500 MB.

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There are 4 kinds of devices in the status indication. The displaying order is Camera, Alarm Output, Hard Disk, Alarm Input, then back to Camera. Each status bar stands for the status of one device, the bottommost for ID#1. There are 5 different colors:

GRAY/BLACK – Not existent or not installed,

GREEN – Normal,

YELLOW – Video Loss detected for Camera, Alarm for Alarm

Input/Output, and Recording for Hard Disk, and

RED – Motion detected for Camera.

5. Basic Operations & Log Display

If the user does not login the system, he will be treated as a guest and can only view the live video display and device status. To login as an Operator or Supervisor, please click on the Login icon, and enter the appropriate Operator’s Login name and Password (For Operator, the factory default value for both of them is operator, for Supervisor, the factory default value for both of them is supervisor).

The Operator can operate all the icons related to live video display; the Supervisor can operate all the icons related to live video display, image playback and archive (please refer to Chapter 4).

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There are 4 kinds of event logs: Alarm, Motion, Video Loss, and

Power On/Off. To view the event Log display, please click on the

Log icon. The screen will be shown as below:

If you logged in as Administrator, the Delete button and Delete All button will be enabled. Click on the Delete button to delete the highlighted event log, and click on the Delete All button to delete all the event logs.

5.1 Version Display

Click on the logo icon on the upper-right corner, the software version of the system will be shown on the screen.

5.2 Alarm Message Display

The alarm message will be displayed on the screen if the alarm happened and the alarm message for the corresponding action is on. Please click on the leftmost icon in the alarm message window to clear the alarm message.

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6. Setup (Administrator)

To login as an Administrator, please click on the Login icon, and enter the appropriate Administrator’s Login name and Password (the factory default value for both of them is admin).

To setup the behaviors of the system, please click on the Config icon. The configuration menu will pop up as below.

Click on the menu item for the respective configuration. For the details of each item, please refer to the following paragraphs. Click on the Exit menu item to exit the setup. If the configurations related to Time Type are changed, you may be asked to restart the system for those new settings to take effect.

Note: If the system is in Sequence Mode display (please refer to Chapter 4), the Display Seqs menu item will be grayed and not accessible.

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