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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.

Administrator’s Guide and Operating Instructions

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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6.1 Time Type Setup

The behavior for the system is the same when it’s in the same time Type (or Time Mode). Please refer to Camera Setup and Motion Setup for how they depend on Time Type. There are 2 default Time Types, On duty and Off duty, in the system. However, you may configure up to 16 Time Types to suit your needs. Use the meaningful names no matter they are from human viewpoint or the system’s viewpoint. Some other meaningful names may be: Day, Night, Overtime, Code 1, Normal, Alert, etc.

Operations:

After the Time Type menu item is selected, the Time Type dialog box will be shown on the screen.

Please click on the item in the Time Type List, then click on the Time Type Tag, and then enter the new tag name for the selected Time Type by using the mouse or the keyboard.

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6.2 Day Type Setup

The daily behaviors for the system are the same for those days configured as of the same Day Type. There are 2 default Day Types, WORK DAY (Monday through Friday) and HOLIDAY (Saturday and Sunday), in the system. However, you may configure up to 16 Day Types to suit your needs. For each Day Type, you may

configure up to 16 time segments and their corresponding Time Types, beginning time and end time.

Operations:

After the Day Type menu item is selected, the Day Type Setup dialog box will be shown on the screen.

Please click on the item in the Day Type List, then click on the Day Type Tag, and then enter the new tag name for the selected Day Type by using the mouse or the keyboard. The Detail box corresponds to the selected Day Type shown in the Day Type Tag. Please click on the Up/Dn buttons to scroll the 16 time segments, click on the respective Down Arrow buttons to change the settings for the Time Type, beginning time (column From), and end time (column To) of the designated time segment.

Note: Any time not in the intervals of all the time segments will be set as of Time Type #1 in the Time Type List (refer to Chapter 6.1).

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6.3 Calendar Setup

The Calendar setup is provided for the administrator to set the Day Type of each calendar day. It’s designed to be a Perpetual Calendar. However, up to 10 years of calendar days can be configured at any specific time.

Operations:

After the Calendar menu item is selected, the Calendar Setup dialog box will be shown on the screen.

The active month is shown on the upper corner of the screen. The selectable Day Types are shown on the left corner of the screen. Please click on the Day Type button to select the active Day Type (the button will be on the DOWN position). Click on the Calendar Day button to change its Day Type to the active Day Type. Click on the << button to display the calendar days of previous month, >> button next month to the active month.

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6.4 Alarm Action Setup

The Alarm Actions allow the administrator to define how the digital video recorder responds to the triggered alarm from the Alarm Inputs. There are up to 16 Alarm Actions that correspond to 16 (Focus) Cameras for most applications. For each Alarm Action, you may configure its behaviors as shown on the screen and described below.

Operations:

After the Alarm Action menu item is selected, the Alarm Action

Setup dialog box will be shown on the screen.

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Camera 01

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Alarm 01

Please click on the item in the Action List, then click on the Action Tag, and then enter the new tag name for the selected Action by using the mouse or the keyboard. All the other settings correspond to the selected Action shown in the Action Tag. The following is a brief description for each item shown above.

Duration – Response duration to define how long (in seconds) the Alarm Out relay and the Buzzer will keep after the Alarm Action is triggered (Note 1). Use the Up/Down arrow buttons to adjust the value (0-60 seconds).

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Focus Camera – To define the camera that will respond to this Alarm Action. The default settings are Camera 1 for Alarm Action 1, Camera 2 for Alarm Action 2, and so on.

Pre-record – Pre-record time to define how long (in seconds) before the Alarm Action is triggered the Focus Camera shall be intensively recorded (Note 2). Use the Up/Down arrow buttons to adjust the value (0-10 seconds).

Post-record - Post-record time to define how long after the Alarm Action is triggered the Focus Camera shall be recorded at Alarm Recording Rate. Please refer to Camera Setup for Alarm Recording Rate of Camera. Use the Up/Down arrow buttons to adjust the value (5 seconds-60minutes).

Enable – Check to enable the Alarm Output when the Alarm Action is triggered.

Alarm Out – To define which Alarm Output will be triggered when the Alarm Action is triggered. NC and NO signals are available, please refer to Alarm Out Setup. Click on the Down arrow button to select one of the Alarm Outputs (AO 1-8).

Output – Alarm Out output state when the Alarm Action is triggered. For NC signal, it’s always open, for NO signal close. The Normal State above shows whether the selected Alarm Out is NC signal or NO signal.

Buzzer On – To activate the internal buzzer or not when the Alarm Action is triggered.

Note 1: When the Alarm Input that triggered the Alarm Action returns to normal, the internal buzzer and the corresponding Alarm Output will return to normal immediately.

Note 2: The processing power for the system is 25/50 FPS for PAL and 30/60 FPS for NTSC(1xFPS/2xFPS model). So, if the total configured recording rate for all the cameras is 5 FPS, intensive recording means that the actual FPS for the Pre-record time for the Focus Camera is 5/10 times (for PAL) or 6/12 times (for NTSC) the configured normal recording rate for the Focus Camera. The formula is:

Fp = Fn x 25(50) / Ft for PAL, Fp = Fn x 30(60) / Ft for NTSC

Fp: Pre-record FPS, Fn: normal FPS for Camera n, Ft: Total configured FPS.

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Call Display – If it is checked, the Call Monitor will switch to the Focus Camera when the Alarm Action is triggered. Otherwise, the Call Monitor will switch among all the installed cameras as usual.

Log – Log to event log list or not. Please refer to Log Display for the details.

Show Message – To display the alarm message or not when the Alarm Action is triggered.

Any Key To Stop – When the Alarm Action is triggered, the internal buzzer and Alarm Out relay may be activated. If you want to stop those actions by pressing any key or moving/clicking the mouse, please check this item.

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6.5 Motion Action Setup

The Motion Actions allow the administrator to define how the digital video recorder responds to the detected motion for the cameras. There are up to 8 Motion Actions that correspond to 8 Alarm Outputs for most applications. The Focus Camera is always the camera with the detected motion. For each Motion Action, you may configure its behaviors as shown on the screen and described below.

Operations:

After the Motion Action menu item is selected, the Motion Action

Setup dialog box will be shown on the screen.

Motion A01

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Corresponding camera

Motion A01

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Motion A02

Motion A03

 

 

 

Motion A04

 

 

 

 

Alarm 01

 

 

Please click on the item in the Action List, then click on the Action Tag, and then enter the new tag name for the selected Action by using the mouse or the keyboard. All the other settings correspond to the selected Action shown in the Action Tag. Please refer to the Alarm Action Setup for the descriptions and operations, except the followings:

The response duration and post-record time are as long as the period when the motion is on. So, they are not listed above.

The Focus Camera is always the camera with the detected motion.

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6.6 Video Loss Action Setup

The Video Loss Actions allow the administrator to define how the digital video recorder responds to the detected video loss for the cameras. There are up to 8 Video Loss Actions that correspond to 8 Alarm Outputs for most applications. The Focus Camera is always the camera with the detected video Loss. For each Video Loss Action, you may configure its behaviors as shown on the screen and described below.

Operations:

After the VLoss Action menu item is selected, the Video Loss

Action Setup dialog box will be shown on the screen.

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VLoss A01

Corresponding camera

VLoss A01

VLoss A02 05

VLoss A03

VLoss A04

Alarm 01

Please click on the item in the Action List, then click on the Action Tag, and then enter the new tag name for the selected Action by using the mouse or the keyboard. All the other settings correspond to the selected Action shown in the Action Tag. Please refer to the Alarm Action Setup for the descriptions and operations, except the followings:

There is no post-record time or call display because the video is lost. The Focus Camera is always the camera with the detected video loss.

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6.7 Hard Disks Full Action Setup

The Hard Disks Full Actions allow the administrator to define how the digital video recorder responds when the hard disk drives reach the maximum storage capacity.

Operations:

After the HDDs Full Action menu item is selected, the HDDs Full

Action Setup dialog box will be shown on the screen.

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Alarm A01

Auto Overwrite – Check this item to enable automatically overwrite the recorded data from HDD#1 when the hard disk drive capacity reaches the end. While Auto Overwrite is not enabled, the system will not overwrite the recorded data until the Administrator or Supervisor click on the Alarm Reset button. The default setting is Auto Overwrite enabled. (Note)

Duration – Response duration to define how long (in seconds) the Alarm Out relay and the Buzzer will keep after the full hard disk capacity is detected. Use the Up/Down arrow buttons to adjust the value (0-60 seconds).

Enable – Check to enable the Alarm Output when the full hard disk capacity is detected.

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Alarm Out – To define which Alarm Output will be triggered when the hard disk capacity is full. NC and NO signals are available, please refer to Alarm Out Setup. Click on the Down arrow button to select one of the Alarm Outputs (AO 1-8).

Output – Alarm Out output state when the hard disk capacity is full. For NC signal, it’s always open, for NO signal close. The Normal State above shows whether the selected Alarm Out is NC signal or NO signal.

Buzzer On – To activate the internal buzzer or not when the full hard disk capacity is detected.

Log – Log to event log list or not. Please refer to Log Display for the details.

Note.

If the hard disk capacity reaches the end with the Auto Overwrite function not

 

enabled while the user login in as an Operator, the system will show a message

 

to ask the user to login in as an Administrator or Supervisor for the further

 

procedures.

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6.8 Camera Setup

The Camera Setup allows the administrator to define the behaviors for each Camera at each Time Type. There are up to 16 Cameras connected to the system. For each Camera and each Time Type, you may configure the behaviors as shown on the screen and described below.

Operations:

After the Camera menu item is selected, the Camera Setup dialog box will be shown on the screen.

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Camera 02

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Off Duty Motion A01

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Please click on the item in the Camera List, then click on the Camera Tag, and then enter the new tag name for the selected Camera by using the mouse or the keyboard. The Recording Quality and the Compression Method apply to all cameras. For the Behaviors For Each Camera, please click on the item in the Time Type list to select the Time Type. All the other settings correspond to the selected Camera shown in the Camera Tag and the highlighted Time Type in the Time Type list.

The following is a brief description for each item shown above.

Installed – Check this item if the selected Camera is installed. If the selected Camera is installed, all the items in the Behaviors For Each Camera are settable. The default setting is installed.

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Recording Quality For All Cameras – The range is 0-10, with 0 the lowest (rough) quality, 10 the highest (fine) quality. The default value is 5 . Use the Up/Down arrow buttons to adjust the value.

Compression Method For All Cameras – MPEG (MPEG-1) or

JPEG-CIF (JPEG), resolution – 352x240 for NTSC, 352x288 for

PAL.

Enable Digital Watermark – Check to enable digital watermark. The system provides up to 64 positions to locate the digital watermark.

Click on the Vertical Position and Horizontal Position items to select the desired location. For the vertical position, the number 0 ~ 7

is from up to down, for the horizontal position, the number 0 ~ 7 is from left to right.

Enable Motion Detection – Check to enable motion detection for the selected Camera at the selected Time Type.

Motion Action – The corresponding Motion Action if motion detection enabled.

Video Loss Action – The corresponding Video Loss Action (always enabled).

Normal Record (FPS) – The normal recording rate for the selected Camera at the selected Time Type. Use the Up/Down arrow buttons to adjust the value (0-30). The default value is 0.1 Frame Per Second (or 6 Frame Per Minute). (Note)

Alarm Record (FPS) – The alarm-recording rate for the selected Camera at the selected Time Type. Use the Up/Down arrow buttons to adjust the value (0-30). The default value is 5 Frame Per Second (or 300 Frame Per Minute).

Note 1 : The minimum recording rate for the system is 0.1 FPS. If the total recording rate for all cameras is less than 0.1 FPS, the system will increase the recording rate for each camera averagely to make the total 0.1 FPS. On the other hand, the maximum recording rate for the system is 25/50 FPS for PAL, 30/60 FPS for NTSC (1xFPS/2xFPS). If the total recording rate for all cameras is greater than 25/50 (30/60) FPS, the system will decrease the recording rate for each camera averagely to make the total 25/50 (30/60) FPS.

Note 2 : The remote end will not be able to view all the camera windows if there’s any camera is set as 0 FPS for the normal recording rate; unless all the cameras are set as 0 FPS.

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6.9 Alarm In Setup

The Alarm In Setup allows the administrator to define the behaviors for each Alarm Input at each Time Type. There are up to 24 Alarm Inputs connected to the system. For each Alarm Input and each Time Type, you may enable/disable and select its corresponding Alarm Action. For most applications, 16 Alarm Inputs are enough to correspond to 16 Alarm Actions and hence 16 (Focus) Cameras. 8 more Alarm Inputs are reserved for users’ convenience.

Operations:

After the Alarm In menu item is selected, the Alarm In Setup dialog box will be shown on the screen.

Please click on the item in the Alarm Input List, then click on the Alarm Input Tag, and then enter the new tag name for the selected Alarm Input by using the mouse or the keyboard. For the Alarm Action for each Alarm Input, please click on the item in the Time Type list to select the Time Type. All the other settings correspond to the selected Alarm Input shown in the Alarm Input Tag and the highlighted Time Type in the Time Type list.

The following is a brief description for each item shown above.

Installed – Check this item if the selected Alarm Input is installed. If the selected Alarm Input is installed, all the items on the right side are settable. The default setting is NOT installed.

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Normal State – NC or NO, please check the signal types connected to the Alarm Input Terminal on the rear panel of the system. Use the Down arrow button to select the signal type.

Enable Alarm Action – Check to Enable Alarm Action for the selected Alarm Input at the selected Time Type.

Alarm Action – The corresponding Alarm Action if the Alarm Input changes its state from normal to alarm. Up to 16 Alarm Actions are selectable.

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6.10 Alarm Out Setup

The Alarm Out Setup allows the administrator to define the tag name for each Alarm Output. There are up to 4 Normally Closed (NC) signals (AO 1-4) and 4 Normally Open (NO) signals (AO 5-8) for the system.

Operations:

After the Alarm Out menu item is selected, the Alarm Out Setup dialog box will be shown on the screen.

Please click on the item in the Alarm Out List, then click on the Alarm Out Tag, and then enter the new tag name for the selected Alarm Output by using the mouse or the keyboard.

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6.11 Display Sequence Setup

The Display Sequence Setup allows the administrator to define the

Sequence Mode display. Please refer to Chapter 4 for Sequence

Mode display. For the definition of the Display Pages in each

Display Sequence, please refer to Display Page Setup.

Operations:

After the Display Seqs menu item is selected, the Display Sequence

Setup dialog box will be shown on the screen.

The following is a brief description for each item shown above.

Number of Sequences – Up to 8 sequences can be defined. Use the Down arrow button to select the number. The default number is 7.

Sequence Number – To select the Sequence you want to modify for the following 2 items.

Number of Pages – Number of Pages for the Sequence shown in Sequence Number. Different Display Types have different maximum number of pages.

Display Type – The image Display Type for the selected Sequence shown in Sequence Number. 7 image Display Types are available, including full screen, 4-window, 7-window, 9-window, 10-window, 13-window, and 16-window.

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6.12 Display Page Setup

The Display Page Setup allows the administrator to define the Display Pages in Sequence Mode display and Static Page Mode display (please refer to Chapter 4).

Operations:

After the Display Pages menu item is selected, the Display Page

Setup dialog box will be shown on the screen.

Please select Sequence Mode or Static Page Mode first. For Sequence Mode, you may select the Sequence No, then set the Page Dwell Time, Cameras, and Text Colors for each Page; for Static Page Mode, you may set the Cameras and Text Colors for each Display Type. To Select Camera or Select Text Color for a specific video window, please click on Select Camera button or Select Text Color button first, then click on the video window, the Camera number or Text Color will change accordingly.

The following is a brief description for each item shown above.

Sequence Mode – To set the Display Pages for Sequence Mode display.

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Static Page Mode – To set the Display Pages for Static Page Mode display.

Sequence No – To select the Sequence Number in Sequence Mode display. Use the Down arrow button to select the number.

Page No - To select the Page Number for the selected Sequence Number in Sequence Mode display. Use the Down arrow button to select the number.

Page Dwell Time – The Dwell Time (in seconds) for the selected Page shown in Page No. Use the Down arrow button to select the number. The default value is 5.

Display Type – To select the Display Type in Static Page Mode display. Use the Down arrow button to select the Display Type.

The available types are 1-window (Full screen), 4-window,

7-window, 9-window, 10-window, 13-window, and 16-window.

Select Camera – To select the cameras shown in the video windows. Click on it, and then click on the video windows repeatedly until all the cameras are set.

Select Text Color – To select the text colors shown in the video windows. Up to 16 colors can be selected. Click on it, and then click on the video windows repeatedly until all the text colors are set.

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6.13 Motion Setup

The Motion Setup allows the administrator to configure how motion detection works for each Camera at each Time Type. For each Camera and each Time Type, you may configure the Detection Area (16x12 grids) and Sensitivity as shown on the screen and described below.

Operations:

After the Motion menu item is selected, the Motion Setup dialog box will be shown on the screen.

Please select the Camera and the Time Type first. All the other settings correspond to the selected Camera and the selected Time Type shown in their respective fields. For the Detection Area, please click on the Set (Clear) button, then click in the video window and drag the mouse to set (clear) the detection area. To set the Sensitivity, please click on the slider and drag the mouse. The value is shown above – larger value means more sensitive. On the right side is the trend curve showing the continuous snapshots of the detected motion.

The following is a brief description for each item shown above.

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Camera – Use the Down arrow button to select the camera.

Time Type - Use the Down arrow button to select the Time Type.

Set – To set the Detection Area – active at down position.

Clear – To clear the Detection Area – active at down position.

Video Window – Showing the images for the selected Camera. Dragging the mouse inside to set (clear) the Detection Area. The motion detection is enabled for the area with net on it. The default setting is 16x12 grids all enabled.

Sensitivity Value and Its Slider – Showing the sensitivity for the selected Camera and Time Type. Dragging the mouse on the slider to change the value. The default value is 50.

Trend Curve Window - Trend curve showing the continuous snapshots of the detected motion, with the bar higher than the horizontal line in the middle as motion detected, lower as no motion detected.

Reset All button – To reset all the settings to their defaults for all the Cameras and all the Time Types.

Reset button – To reset the settings to their defaults for the selected Camera and the selected Time Type.

Note 1: The default settings are selected to meet the requirements of most of the applications. Please try the default settings first before change the settings.

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6.14 Password Setup

The Password Setup allows the administrator to set the new Login names and Passwords for the Administrator, Supervisor and Operator. The default (Login, Password) for the Administrator is (admin, admin), the Supervisor (Supervisor, Supervisor), the Operator (operator, operator).

Operations:

After the Set Password menu item is selected, the Password Setup dialog box will be shown on the screen.

Administrator

Supervisor

Operator

Please click on Administrator, Supervisor or Operator in the list, then click on the Login name, Password, or Confirm field, and then enter the new names by using the mouse or the keyboard.

The following is a brief description for each item shown above.

List Box for Administrator/Supervisor/Operator – To select Administrator, Supervisor or Operator. All the other fields correspond to the highlighted selection. Click on the item to make the selection.

Login – The Login name for Administrator/Supervisor/Operator.

Password – The Password for Administrator/Supervisor/Operator.

Confirm – To confirm the Password entered above.

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6.15SystemConfigurations

The System Configurations Setup allows the administrator to set up the communication, main monitor sharpness-adjusting, daylight saving time, TV system and backup the configurations to floppy diskette or restore the configurations from the backup floppy diskette.

Operations:

After the System menu item is selected, the System Configurations dialog box will be shown on the screen.

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016

014

015

255

255

255

001

 

 

 

 

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admin

IMPORTANT

NOTE:

Australian and New Zealand versions do not support ISDN.

The following is the brief description for each item shown above.

Communication

-LAN Card Configuration

IP address – Enter the desired IP address of the device in the

columns. To obtain the IP address, please contact your Internet Server Provider.

Subnet Mask – Enter the corresponding Subnet Mask.

Enable Gateway – For local network setting, leave the box blank to disable gateway. For Internet connection setting, check the box to enable gateway.

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Gateway IP address – Enter the corresponding IP address while the gateway is enabled.

- Dial In Configuration

Modem – Click on the Detail button to define the Local and

Remote IP address.

Login Name/Password – Enter the desired Login Name and

Password for Dial In function.

-Web Server Address – Select the proper Web Server Address by clicking on the desired item.

Daylight Saving Time –

Check the Enable box to enable Daylight Saving Time.

The system provides 2 versions of Daylight Saving Time as

described in below; select the proper one while the Daylight Saving Time function is enabled.

North America – Clocks are turned forward an hour begins at

2 a.m. on the first Sunday in April, time reverts to standard time at 2 a.m. on the last Sunday in October.

European Union – Clocks are turned forward an hour begins at

1 a.m. on the last Sunday in March, time reverts to standard time at 1 a.m. on the last Sunday in October.

TV System – NTSC or PAL, select the proper system by checking the box in front.

Configuration Files – The system allows the administrator to backup the configurations to floppy diskette or restore the configurations from the backup floppy diskette. Please insert the floppy diskette,

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and then select one of the options from Download to floppy or Upload from floppy. To revert all the configuration setting to default value, click on the Factory Setting bottom.

Main Monitor Sharpness – The slider bar is for adjusting the sharpness of the images shown on the main monitor screen. To set the sharpness, click on the slider and drag the mouse, to left is for sharper images, to right is for less sharp ones.

Note : The V 2.0(and later version) software can support Networking for either 30 FPS(NTSC) /25FPS(PAL) or 60FPS(NTSC)/50FPS(PAL) recording rate models.

The system requires 128 MB DRAM and LAN card, please contact the local distributor for system upgrade.

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7. Date/Time Setup (Administrator)

If you are an Administrator, please click one the Time displaying on the Main Screen to enter the Date/Time Setup for the system. The date is in YYYY/MM/DD format, whilst the time in military hour format (HH:MM:SS). The built-in real time clock will be updated accordingly.

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8. Image Playback and Archive (Administrator, Supervisor)

On the Main Screen, please click on the Playback Panel icon, the screen will be shown as below:

The icons on the lower corner of the screen are changed to the icons for video playback and archive, those on the right corner not changed (for status indication). The icons remained the same as in the Main Screen provide the same functions as described in Chapter 4. If any icon is grayed, it means that the specific function is not accessible in the current mode. If you want to playback the recorded video, please click on the Select HDD & Range icon first to select the range of the recorded video for playback.

The following is a brief description for each of the icons not described in Chapter 4.

Camera Display Controls – To change the control icons to those for camera display functions as described in Chapter 4.

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Select HDD & Range – To select the playback Hard Disk and the playback range in that Hard Disk. Click on it, and the Select HDD & Range dialog box will be shown on the screen as described in the next paragraph.

Play Saved Video – To preview the retrieved images in the floppy disk, ZIP disk (PC format), etc.

Stop – To stop playing the video. If the user plays the video again, it will start from the beginning.

Play – To play the selected video.

Step Forward – The next single image corresponds to one of the selected playback cameras will be played and displayed on its corresponding video window.

Reverse Play – To reverse play the selected video. (Note.1)

Step Backward – The previous single image corresponding to one of the selected playback cameras will be played on its corresponding video window.

Pause – To pause playing the video. Click on Play icon to resume playing.

Note 1: The Reverse Play function is only effective for the HDD data which is recorded after the system is upgraded to V2.1 (or later version). The image data recorded before V2.1 cannot be reversed play even if the system has been upgraded to V2.1 or later version.

Note 2: For MPEG encoded picture, the retrieved images are saved as .MPG files, which are playable in MS-Windows. For JPEG, the retrieved images are saved as .MOV files, which are playable by QuickTime. You may download QuickTime at www.apple.com.

Note 3: The filename of the retrieved file is CMDDHHmm(.MPG or .MOV): C: Camera ID. (0..9,A..F for ID 1-16)

M: Month. (1..9, A..C for Jan.-Dec.) DD: Date in month. (0-31)

HH: Hour. (0-23) mm: Minute. (0-59)

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Archive Video – Toggle button to enable/disable retrieving playback video to floppy disk, ZIP disk, etc. When the video is playing back and Archive is enabled (button at DOWN position), the Retrieval Device and Camera dialog box will be shown, please follow the instructions to retrieve the video. (Note.2,3)

Replay – To repeat playing the selected video over and over again when the button is at DOWN position.

Speed – The playing speed, ranging from 1/6 (slowest) through 5 (fastest). For speed 1/6 – 2, each image for the selected playback cameras will be displayed in its respective video window. For speed 3/4/5/6, each image out of 2/3/4/5 images will be displayed. Click on the button to select the desired playback speed. The default value is 1.

Slider Bar – Showing the current playing position in the selected range. Click on it and drag the mouse to play the video from anywhere in the selected range when it’s playing. The date and time will be shown on the screen and the playback will be temporarily stopped when you drag the slider.

To change the playback video window to full screen, please click on the video window, then select the appropriate option in the dialog box shown. To return from the full screen playback, please click on the full-screen video window, then follow the instructions in the dialog box.

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8.1 Select HDD & Range Dialog Box

When the user click on the Select HDD & Range icon on the Playback Panel, the Select HDD & Range dialog box will be shown on the screen. The system provides user to search the image either by HDD location or by time. Use the Down arrow of the upper left column in the diagram box to select the desired searching way.

To search by location, the diagram will be shown as below.

Search by location

 

01-01-01

 

V

2001/8/13 Mon, 18:46:50

01

 

 

01

 

 

01

 

 

01

N Y N N N Y Y N N N Y Y N N N N

 

 

N Y N N N Y Y N N N Y Y N N N N

01

 

 

01

N Y N N N Y Y N N N Y Y N N N N

01

 

 

 

N Y N N N Y Y N

 

The following is a brief description for each item shown above.

HDD No – The recorded Hard Disk to playback. Up to 18 Hard Disks can be mounted in the system. Use the Down arrow button to select the Hard Disk number (1-18).

Start/End Block No – 1 GB/Block or 32 Sections/Block for the system. The maximum End Block No. represents the Block number for the last recorded video or the maximum block number for the Hard Disk. Use the Down arrow button to select the Start/End Block No.

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Options to Play – To playback all recorded video images, or to playback only motion or alarm detected video images of the assigned location.

Start/End Section No – 32 MB/Section or 32 Slices/Section for the system. Use the Down arrow button to select the Start/End Section No.

Start/End Slice No – 1 MB/Slice for the system. Use the Down arrow button to select the Start/End Slice No.

Start/End Date/Time – The recorded date & time for the Start/End Block/Section/Slice.

Slider Bar (and the messages above it) – The Slider Bar displays in different colors the status for the recorded video from the Start Block/Section/Slice No. through the End Block/Section/Slice No. The colors are

Blue – Video Loss,

Green – Motion,

Red – Alarm,

The messages above displays Block-Section-Slice in BB-SS-ss format, date in YYYY/MM/DD format, and military hour in HH:MM:SS format for the video corresponding to the Slider Bar position. If Block-Section-Slice is shown as nn-XX-XX, the messages are at the Block level, nn-nn-XX Section level, and nn-nn-nn Slice level.

Set Start button – Drag the Slider Bar to the start position you want, then click on the Set Start button to change the Start Block/Section/Slice No.

Set End button – Drag the Slider Bar to the end position you want, then click on the Set End button to change the End Block/Section/Slice No.

Video Loss Status – Video loss status for the Block-Section-Slice shown above for Camera 1 through 16 – Y for video loss, N for No video loss.

Motion Status – Motion status for the Block-Section-Slice shown above for Camera 1 through 16 – Y for motion, N for No motion.

Alarm Status – Alarm status for the Block-Section-Slice shown above for Alarm In 1 through 24 – Y for alarm, N for No alarm.

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To search by time, the diagram will be shown as below.

Search by Time

V

01

08

10

01-01-01

2001/8/13 Mon, 18:46:50

N Y N N N Y Y N N N Y Y N N N N

10

10

50

N Y N N N Y Y N N N Y Y N N N N

N Y N N N Y Y N N N Y Y N N N N

N Y N N N Y Y N

Use the Down arrow to select the desired start date and time, click on the Submit button to start searching. The other items are the same as the above description.

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9. Remote Control

Through Local Network, Intranet, Internet or dial-in functions, users are able to view the live video, image playback and upload/download the configuration file of EDR 1600 from any PC in anywhere. The remote computer does not need to have the EDR1600 software or any special hardware and software installed.

Connecting the Remote PC and Server

Before you start, please verify the connection between EDR1600 and the , modem or network. The procedure for configuring a remote PC

depends on the desired type of connection. The user can either dial directly into the server through modem, or connect over a network. You must obtain IP addresses for the remote PC and EDR1600, please refer to Chapter 6.15 System Configurations for the details.

Remote View

After the Remote PC and EDR1600 are connected, start your Web browser and enter the system IP address in the Location/Address field.

(Note.1)

Example:

http://61.218.36.254

The main page will be shown on the screen, enter the appropriate Login name and password, then click on the Submit button. (Note. 2)

The main control page will be shown as below.

The

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time shown on each window refers to the time on EDR1600 system clock.

The following is the brief description of each item above.

Upper Panel

Upload – To upload the configuration files to EDR1600. After the configuration file is uploaded, you must reboot the EDR1600 system. Click on the button at the lower panel to reboot the EDR1600 system from the remote PC.

Download – To download the configuration files from EDR1600. About – To view the information about EDR1600.

Right Panel

W1 ~ W4 Camera / Type – To select the display cameras for Window 1 ~ Window 4. Click on the down arrow button to select the desired camera for each window, and then select Live or Play from the options below for Live Video or Image Playback for each window. Click on the Submit button while the setting is completed.

Playback Date/Time – To set the searching date/time for Image Playback. Enter the desired date and time in the proper columns, click on the Submit button to change the setting. The Playback Date/Time searching is based on EDR1600 system clock please enter the local date/time for searching if there’s time difference between local and remote end.

Lower Panel

– To reboot the EDR1600 system remotely.

– To view the log file of EDR1600.

/ – To switch between quad screen and full screen mode.

While the camera and date/time settings for image playback have been submitted, operate the following buttons for video playback.

 

To stop the playback image. The playback image will

 

 

starts from beginning if the user click on the Play

 

 

button again.

/

– Click on forward/backward play button to start

 

 

playing/reverse playing video on its corresponding

 

 

window. (Note.3)

/

The next/previous single image corresponds to the

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selected playback cameras will be played and displayed on its corresponding video window.

– To pause the playback image.

Slider Bar – Showing the current playing position for image playback. Click on it and drag the mouse to play the video from anywhere in the selected range.

Note. 1 The best viewer’s environment is Internet Explorer 5.0 or above, 1024 x 768 If the PC is protected by the Firewall, please make sure Port 1600 is enabled before accessed.

Note. 2 The Login Name and Password are the same as used in EDR1600,

the Administrator can operate all the functions on remote end, the Supervisor can view the live video and playback image, and the Operator can only view the live video.

Note 3 The remote end will not be able to view all the camera windows if there’s any camera is set as 0 FPS for the normal recording rate; unless all the cameras are

set as 0 FPS.

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

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New model for 60FPS(NTSC) / 50FPS(PAL) recording rate

The V1.20 (and later version) software can support 60FPS(NTSC) / 50FPS(PAL) recording rate on a high-end EDR1600 model. The new model has a “2x/fps” label on its front panel. Please contact your supplier for the new model.

Note 1: For the new model, 30FPS(NTSC)/25FPS(PAL) is allocated to odd-numbered (1, 3, 5, .., 15) cameras, and the other 30/25FPS to even-numbered (2, 4, 6, .., 16) cameras. That makes a total of 60FPS(NTSC)/50FPS(PAL) for the new model.

Note 2: If the machine is V1.10 or older, please Setup CMOS before make the necessary hardware upgrade to make it the new model.

For the Setup of CMOS data, please refer to the following paragraph. However, you don’t have to press F1 because it’s just for abnormal booting of the system.

Note 3: For the new model to reach 60FPS(NTSC)/50FPS(PAL), the recording quality may have to be configured as 2 or less than 2. However, that depends on the cameras connected to the system and some other factors. Please do some tests for the trade-off between recording quality and recording rate.

CMOS data recovery

If after booting the EDR1600, the system halts and the LED for the floppy drive is always OFF, the CMOS data of the system may be lost. Please Insert the V1.20 (or later version) installation diskette into the floppy drive, and then press F1(about 15 seconds after power on). Press 2 “Setup CMOS only” when the installation menu is shown.

If the system is running well after you recover its CMOS data, please login as Administrator and update the DATE/TIME of the system.

Limitations for hot-swapping hard disks

For HDD#2 to be accessible, make sure HDD#2 exists at system power up or HDD#1 power up. Afterwards, you may hot-swap HDD#2 anytime except when it's recording. For the other hard disks, there are no limitations for hot-swap.

Note 1: HDD#2 being not accessible is caused by the misbehavior of HDD#1 at hot-swap. (HDD#1 responds to all commands sent to

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HDD#2 if the former “thinks” the later is absent!) We strongly recommend that you use IBM’s hard disks as HDD#1 (master) because they are very consistent and stable for hot-swap.

Note 2: If it happens that HDD#2 is not accessible, please power off both HDD#1 and HDD#2, and then power on both of them immediately.

Hard disks in EDA800

If you are using EDA800, please choose IBM’s hard disks for your recording purposes. EDA800 and IBM’s hard disks have the best compatibility.

No limitation for motion setup

There are only 50 sets of motion configuration settings for V1.20 or earlier version. Now, there is no limitation for V1.21 (or later version).

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Video Format

Video Input

Video Output

Main Monitor

Call Monitor

Video Compression

Video Resolution

Video Display

Display Resolution

Video Freeze

Sequential Switch

Alarm Input

Alarm Output

Hard Disk Storage

Hard Disk Extension

Hard Disk Type

Recording Rate

Recording Mode

Playback Rate

Playback Search

Motion Detection

Video Loss Detection

Event Log

User Interface

Setup

User Input Device

Buzzer

Timer

Watch Dog Timer

Title

Flash Memory

Security

System Recovery

Power Source

Power Consumption

Dimension

NTSC/EIA or PAL/CCIR, auto-sensing

16 camera inputs with loop through (BNC), 1Vp-p/75ohm

1 D-SUB 15-pin computer monitor output

1 BNC composite video output, 1Vp-p/75ohm (option) 1 mini-din S-video output, 1Vp-p/75ohm (option)

1 BNC composite video output, 1Vp-p/75ohm JPEG and MPEG-1 I Frame

352x240 (NTSC) or 352x288 (PAL)

1/4/7/9/10/13/16 video windows, 16 million colors 640x480 for NTSC, 800x600 for PAL

Yes

Programmable, with adjustable dwell time (5-100 seconds)

24 inputs, Contact or TTL/CMOS signal, polarity selectable

4 Normally Open, 4 Normally Closed relay outputs

Up to 2 sets of Hard Disks, hot swappable

Up to 16 sets of Hard Disks, hot swappable

IDE Type, 3.5” half height

Up to 60 fps for NTSC, 50 fps for PAL, independent of camera types

Time-lapse recording, Event recording Up to 30 fps for NTSC, 25 fps for PAL

Radar search, Thumbnail search, Time search

Yes, with configurable detection area (16x12) & sensitivity Yes

Yes

Windows look and feel On screen setup

Mouse (Keyboard: optional) Yes

Built-in real time clock Yes

10-character title generator for each camera, alarm input, and alarm output

8 MB

Multi-level password protection

Auto power on after power loss recovery

110V/220V AC, selectable

150W Max.

426(Width) x 480(Depth) x 176(Height)mm

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Weight

20KG

Operating Temperature

0oC ~ +45oC

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Appendix B – Time Lapse Mode Recording Time

EDR1600 Time Lapse Mode Recording Time (system storage: 20GB)

(Estimated with typical image - low noise level)

Total Capture Rate

 

 

 

 

 

 

JPEG

 

 

 

 

 

(FPS)

 

Fine (10)

 

Normal (5)

 

Rough (0)

NTSC

PAL

day

 

hour

 

min.

day

hour

min.

day

 

hour

min.

30

25

 

 

7

 

5

 

20

52

2

 

12

40

15

12.5

 

 

14

 

10

1

17

45

5

 

1

21

10

8.3

 

 

21

 

16

2

14

38

7

 

14

3

6

5

1

 

11

 

26

4

8

24

12

 

15

24

3

2.5

2

 

22

 

52

8

16

48

25

 

6

49

2

1.7

4

 

10

 

18

13

1

12

37

 

22

13

1.2

1

7

 

9

 

10

21

17

59

63

 

5

2

1

0.83

8

 

20

 

36

26

2

23

75

 

20

27

0.6

0.5

14

 

18

 

21

43

11

59

126

 

10

4

0.3

0.25

29

 

12

 

41

86

23

58

252

 

20

9

0.2

0.17

44

 

7

 

2

130

11

59

379

 

6

13

0.12

0.1

73

 

19

 

43

217

11

55

632

 

2

22

0.1

 

88

 

14

 

4

260

23

54

758

 

12

27

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EDR1600 Time Lapse Mode Recording Time (system storage: 20GB) (Estimated with typical image - low noise level)

Total Capture Rate

 

 

 

 

 

MPEG-1

 

 

 

 

 

(FPS)

 

Fine (5)

 

Normal (3)

 

Rough (0)

NTSC

PAL

day

hour

 

min.

day

 

hour

 

min.

day

 

hour

min.

30

25

 

9

 

53

1

 

7

 

50

2

 

7

29

15

12.5

 

18

 

14

2

 

15

 

40

4

 

14

58

10

8.3

 

27

 

21

3

 

23

 

30

6

 

22

26

6

5

1

21

 

35

6

 

15

 

10

11

 

13

24

3

2.5

3

19

 

10

13

 

6

 

20

23

 

2

48

2

1.7

5

16

 

45

19

 

21

 

30

34

 

16

12

1.2

1

9

11

 

55

33

 

3

 

49

57

 

19

0

1

0.83

11

9

 

30

39

 

18

 

59

69

 

8

24

0.6

0.5

18

22

 

49

66

 

7

 

39

115

 

14

1

0.3

0.25

37

23

 

39

132

 

15

 

17

231

 

4

1

0.2

0.17

56

23

 

28

198

 

22

 

56

346

 

18

2

0.12

0.1

94

23

 

7

331

 

14

 

14

577

 

22

3

0.1

 

113

22

 

56

397

 

21

 

52

693

 

12

4

Note 1: EDR1600 can be mounted with 2 hot-swappable, internal HDDs.

Note 2: With EDA800, EDR1600 can be mounted with up to 18 hot-swappable HDDs. Note 3: The listed system storage & capture rates are just taken for example.

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Appendix C – Simulated Keyboard

There are situations that the user will be asked to enter a numeric or alphanumeric string. So, a Simulated Keyboard is designed for the user to use the mouse for all the operations. Please refer to the following diagram for the details.

Appendix D – Q & A

Q: The mouse doesn’t work.

A: The mouse must be connected to the system at system startup.

Q: The system is running well, but there are no recording images in the hard disks.

A:HDD#1 (in upper tray) must be set as master, and HDD#2 (in lower tray) as slave. The settings should be described on the hard disk itself or in the manual come with the hard disk. The default settings for the hard disk should be master.

Q: The playback images cannot be retrieved to the ZIP disk.

A:The system support IOMEGA’s ZIP drives. The ZIP drive must be connected to the system at system startup. Besides, the ZIP disk must be PC formatted.

Q: How to get better video quality?

A:The quality of JPEG is better than MPEG, and the higher the recording quality, the better the quality. Please login as administrator, click on the Config icon, and then click on the Camera Setup menu item. Select the Recording Quality and the Compression Method as appropriate. After exiting the Config menu, you’ll be asked to restart the system for the new settings to take effect.

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Q: How to setup time-lapse recording?

A:Please setup the Normal Recording rates for the Cameras at different Time Types. The normal recording rates are also time-lapse recording rates.

Q: How to setup event recording?

A:Please setup the Alarm Recording rates for the Cameras at different Time Types, the different Actions, and the enable/disable items for the Cameras and the Alarm Inputs. The alarm recording rates are also event-recording rates.

Q: How to black out the live images for the cameras?

A:To black out the live images for the cameras, login as Administrator and set those cameras as playback in the Sequence Mode display & Static Page Mode display. There are 7 static display pages and at most 8 display sequences. Later on, the Operator/Guest will not be able to see the live images for those cameras.

Q: There are no pre-recorded images for the camera?

A:There must be at least one Action corresponding to that camera, and the pre-record time of those Actions must be non-zero. Besides, the normal recording rate for that

camera must be non-zero. (Exception: If the normal recording rates for all the installed cameras are all zero, the pre-record will still be effective.) Please refer to Chapter 6 for the detailed setup.

Q: The displayed date and time on the lower-left corner are not correct.

A:Please login as administrator, click on the displayed time, then the Date & Time Setup dialog box will be shown. Enter your local time, and then click on the OK button to update the system’s date & time.

Q: How to play the retrieved files on a PC?

A:Double click on the filename of the .MPG file, the Media Player in MS Windows will be run to play the .MPG file. Download QuickTime from www.apple.com to play the .MOV files. The playback version of QuickTime is free.

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