I N S T A L L A T I O N DX4500/DX4600 Series Digital Video Recorder C2673M-D (8/10)
Powering On and Logging On to the DVR........
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FRAME RATE NOTICE REGARDING USER-SELECTED OPTIONS Pelco systems are capable of providing high quality video for both live viewing and playback. However, the systems can be used in lower quality modes, which can degrade picture quality, to allow for a slower rate of data transfer and to reduce the amount of video data stored. The picture quality can be degraded by either lowering the resolution, reducing the picture rate, or both.
The DX4500/DX4600 is designed to deliver robust and reliable performance for security professionals. From the incorporation of watermarking technology to prevent alterations to captured video, to the ability to capture log entries, to the inclusion of Pelco’s world renowned customer service promise, the DX4500/DX4600 embodies the ideal entry-level DVR to protect people and assets.
Support for normal, motion, alarm, and scheduled recording • Local, remote, and KBD300A PTZ control • Pelco C, Pelco D, Pelco P, and third-party PTZ protocols • Up to 4 audio inputs and 1 audio output • Pre- and post-alarm recording •...
MODEL NUMBERS The following table explains DX4500/DX4600 model numbers. For example, the model number for an 8-channel DX4500 with 250 GB of internal storage and an optional CD-RW optical drive is DX4508CD-250. The model number for a 16-channel DX4600 with 250 GB of internal storage and a CD-RW optical drive is DX4616CD-250.
Before You Begin Before you install the DX4500/DX4600 DVR, thoroughly familiarize yourself with the information in this manual prior to installation and operation. Also, review the package contents to ensure that it contains all of the parts listed below. PACKAGE CONTENTS...
Before installing or operating the DX4500/DX4600, be sure to obtain, record, and save the following information from your network administrator: 1. A unique site name for each DVR. (Site names can be up to 25 characters and can include spaces.) _____________________ _____________________ 2.
Front Panel The DX4500/DX4600 front panel allows you to operate the DVR without having to use the remote control or mouse (refer to Figure 2). Access Door: Provides access to the power switch and optical CD/DVD drive. Channel and Camera Control Buttons: •...
The playback returns to pause when the shuttle is released. High-Speed USB 2.0 Ports: One port on the front and two on the back of the DVR. LOGIN: Displays the login dialog box if a user is not logged on to the system. If a user is already logged on, pressing this button logs off the user.
Monitor Selection: • Main: Displays the Selecting Starting Channel dialog box, to select the window presentation as viewed on the VGA or main analog monitor. Use in conjunction with buttons 1–8 or 1–16, to select which camera input is displayed first on the VGA or main analog monitor.
Back Panel RS-422/RS-485 (compliant) Connector: Provides two RS-422/RS-485 connections (DATA 1 and DATA 2) for interfacing multiple devices Camera Outputs: Eight or sixteen BNC camera outputs Camera Inputs: Eight or sixteen BNC camera inputs Relay Outputs: Four normally open outputs Autoranging AC power input: Voltage range between 100 VAC and 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz Alarm Inputs: Eight or sixteen normally closed inputs High-Speed USB 2.0 Ports: One USB port on the front and two on the back of unit...
Remote Control The DX4500/DX4600 remote control allows you to operate the DVR without having to use the mouse or front panel controls. Figure 4 shows the remote control and describes the function of each button. POWER: • Turns on the unit.
ID: Sets the appropriate DVR system ID through which to operate. Press the ID button, and then press the number button (within two seconds) to select the system ID of the DVR. If you set the system ID to 0 (zero), you can control multiple DVRs at the same time.
System Overview As the next generation DVR, the DX4500/DX4600 is the solution for small to multiple-site applications. The DX4500/DX4600 remote client-to- server connectivity allows operation from a remote location and can connect up to 16 servers simultaneously. The remote client also can be used to operate and administer individual servers.
WARNING: Do not block these openings. Never place the DVR near or over a radiator or heat register. Do not place it in a built-in installation, such as a rack, unless proper ventilation is provided.
To make the basic equipment connections to the DX4500/DX4600, refer to Figure 8 and do the following: 1. Connect the USB mouse to the bottom USB connector. The mouse allows you to operate the DVR using the GUI and on-screen PTZ control.
PTZ devices can be connected to the DX4500/DX4600 using the two RS-422/RS-485 ports located on the back of the unit: DATA 1 and DATA 2. PTZ camera control is achieved by using the respective protocol for that camera. For information about configuring the DVR to communicate with the PTZ device, refer to the DX4500/DX4600 Operation/Configuration manual.
4. Connect the second wire from the alarm device to the ground receptacle. 5. Repeat steps 1 through 4 for any additional alarm devices to be connected to the DVR. The following table describes pinouts for the alarm terminal block.
3. Push in the relay ground terminal block wire retainer. 4. Connect the second wire from the device to the ground receptacle. 5. Repeat steps 1 through 4 for any additional relay devices to be connected to the DVR. The following table describes pinouts for the alarm terminal block.
Overview of DX4500/DX4600 Setup Window The features of the DX4500/DX4600 can be controlled and configured through the front panel, remote control, or mouse and can be accessed through the Setup window. Pane Menu: Displays the menu commands. Option: Displays the options for the selected menu command.
NOTE: If you are logging on for the first time, the system does not prompt you to change the default password (admin). If you keep the default password, access to the DVR is easily accomplished by anyone who knows the user name (ID) and default password. Therefore, Pelco strongly recommends that the system administrator change the password and keep it in a secured location.
Using the mouse, click each password character. 5. On the front panel or remote control, press any of the arrow buttons mouse, click OK. The system logs you on and the Login icon turns blue, indicating you have successfully logged on to the DVR. LOGGING OFF On the front panel or remote control, press LOGIN.
By default, main video is output to the VGA connector. In this case, if a VGA monitor is connected to the VGA connector, video from the DVR is displayed on the monitor. The DX4500/DX4600 provides two front panel buttons to select the monitor on which the main video is displayed: •...
• Turkey To change the language: 1. Log on to the DVR at the administrator level. The DVR application window and toolbar are displayed. 2. On the front panel, press the MENU/ESC button, or press the MENU/ESC button Setup icon .
3. On the front panel or remote control, press the up/down arrow buttons The Display page opens, listing the available options. 4. On the front panel or remote control, press ENTER. Using the mouse, click Display. OSD is highlighted and the property settings are displayed.
SETTING THE SYSTEM TIME The System menu contains the Date/Time configuration option. • Date: Sets the DX4500/DX4600 date and establishes the DVR’s internal calendar for all recorded video. • Time: Sets the system time and establishes the time for all recorded video.
3. Select the date. On the front panel or remote control, press ENTER twice. Using the mouse, click the month settings box. The month settings box changes color. On the front panel or remote control, press the left/right arrow buttons Using the mouse, click the settings box.
• Daylight Saving OFF, but later is set to ON: For example, the DVR is installed in a location where DST is already in observance and the DVR’s time is set to the local time. Sometime in the future, the Daylight Savings option is set to ON. In this case, there is no change in the system time stamp for recorded data.
Press the left/right arrow buttons settings box. The settings box changes color. On the front panel or remote control, press the left/right arrow buttons press ENTER. Using the mouse, click the settings box. Press the left/right arrow buttons the day settings box. The settings box changes color. On the front panel or remote control, press the left/right arrow buttons ENTER.
NETWORK CONFIGURATION If you are installing the DX4500/DX4600 in a network environment and you want to use the remote client application to access the DVR server, you must configure the DVR network settings. Using the TCP/IP protocol, the DX4500/DX4600 remote client application can connect with up to 16 DX4500/DX4600 servers simultaneously for individual remote viewing, operation, and administration.
4. On the front panel or remote control, press ENTER. Using the mouse, click TCP/IP. The TCP/IP properties are displayed. 5. Configure the TCP/IP settings to support your application. On the front panel or remote control, press ENTER. Using a mouse, click DHCP. The settings for the selected property are highlighted. On the front panel or remote control, press ENTER.
CONFIGURING DDNS Specify a dynamic domain name service (DDNS) user name and password by doing the following: 1. In the Setup window, on the front panel or remote control, press the up/down arrow buttons click Network. The Network page opens. 2.
3. Insert the DX4500/DX4600 resource CD into the remote computer CD/DVD drive, and wait for the window to open. 4. Click Software. The DX4500/DX4600 software installation options are displayed. 5. Click Client/Emergency Agent/Viewer. The Pelco DX4500_DX4600 Client InstallShield Wizard opens. 6. Click Next. The Software License Agreement opens.
704 x 576 704 x 240 704 x 288 352 x 240 352 x 288 Pelco C, Pelco P and D; third-party protocols: American Dynamics 1, main, VGA or analog 1, analog spot (displays up to 4 cameras) MPEG-4 LAN/WAN...
Appendix TIME ZONE CONVERSION CHART To determine your time, add the standard, daylight saving, or summer time to the Universal Time (UT). Table H. Time Zone Conversion Chart Time Zone International Date Line East (IDLE) New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) New Zealand Time (NZT) Guam Standard Time (GST) Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) (AEDT)
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