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American Dynamics Intellex Intellex Ultra User's Manual

American dynamics intellex intellex ultra: users guide.
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Data sheet - 6 pages
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Installation and configuration manual - 82 pages
User's Guide
Intellex® Ultra
Version 4.0
Part Number 8200-0562-00 A0

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    User’s Guide Intellex® Ultra Version 4.0 Part Number 8200-0562-00 A0...

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    Customer Service Thank you for using American Dynamics products. We support our products through an extensive worldwide network of dealers. The dealer through whom you originally purchased this product is your point of contact if you need service or support. Our dealers are empowered to provide the very best in customer service and support.

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    Warnings WARNING: TO REDUCE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER. NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER PERSONNEL. DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR MOISTURE. DO NOT INSTALL THIS PRODUCT IN HAZARDOUS AREAS WHERE HIGHLY COMBUSTIBLE OR EXPLOSIVE PRODUCTS ARE STORED OR USED. The lightning flash/arrowhead symbol, within an equilateral triangle, alerts the user to the presence of a shock hazard within the product’s enclosure.

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    Le présent appareil numérique n’émet pas de bruits radioélectriques dépassant les limites applicables de la Classe A prescrites dans le Réglement (ICES-003) sur le brouillage radioélectrique édicté par le Ministère des Communications du Canada.

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    License Information READ THIS LICENSE AGREEMENT BEFORE OPENING THE DISK PACKAGE, INSTALLING THE SOFTWARE, OR USING YOUR SYSTEM. THIS LICENSE AGREEMENT DEFINES YOUR RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS. BY BREAKING THE SEAL ON THIS PACKAGE, INSTALLING THE SOFTWARE, OR USING YOUR SYSTEM, YOU AGREE TO ALL OF THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT.

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    if Sensormatic or an authorized representative has been advised of the possibility of such damages. Further, Sensormatic does not warrant that the operation of the Software will be uninterrupted or error free. This limited warranty gives you specific legal rights. You may have other rights that vary from state to state. Some states do not allow the exclusion of incidental or consequential damages, or the limitation on how long an implied warranty lasts, so some of the above limitations may not apply to you.

  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    The Intellex System Managing Digital Video ..........1 Basic features .

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    Contents After Stopping Recording......... . 17 Restoring Images from Tape .

  • Page 9: Managing Digital Video, Basic Features

    Managing Digital Video The Intellex is an intelligent DVMS (Digital Video Management System) that combines video multiplexing, recording, and viewing of up to 16 cameras, local and remote camera control, alarm/event detection and notification, video and text analysis (IntelleCord and Smart Search) and much more.

  • Page 10: Optional Features

    The Intellex System Optional Features • Archive Manager module allows for data archiving (video, text and audio) to network attached storage devices and retrieval using Network Client. • Policy Manager module integrates with Microsoft Windows security to provide Intellex with Advanced Security for managing and restricting user and user group access to Intellex resources and functions locally and remotely by Network Client and Intellex API 3rd party applications.

  • Page 11: Getting Started, Logging In, Main Screen

    Getting Started To configure security, see the Intellex Installation and Configuration Guide. The system administrator must grant privileges to access, set, or change features. Logging In 1 Using the mouse, enter the 1- to 8-character PIN (Personal Identification Number) code the system administrator assigned.

  • Page 12: Controls

    Basic Features Controls Controls play/pause, Play changes to Pause when you click Pause playback direction, and on Playback controls speed Click to display a specific camera. In multi- camera display, drag and drop a camera button to any image pane. Choose a playback option: 1 From Setup options, select Display.

  • Page 13: Changing The Look Of The Live Display, Zooming In

    Changing the Look of the Live Display Right-click an image. This menu appears. Switch to Full Screen / Switch to Menu Displays live images on the full screen and hides screen controls / Displays screen controls Generates an alarm manually for this camera.

  • Page 14: Utility Options

    Basic Features Utility Options From the main screen, click Utility. Restarts the recording after the image database is filled (linear mode). Generates an alarm event manually for one or more cameras. Erases a CD-RW to re-use it for exporting files. Shuts down the system.

  • Page 15: Checking Camera Status, Finding Video Segments

    Checking Camera Status From the main screen, click Status. Cameras by name in numerical order * = the camera is in covert mode camera is not connected or there is no video to record the camera is currently unable to record Circular or linear Time between oldest and...

  • Page 16: Viewing Live Video, Start Camera Sequencing

    Basic Features From the main screen, click Search. The Search Mode screen appears. Defines a search for a specific video segment Searches using the date and time, camera, or alarm criteria Searches using image filters Searches using text content associated with cameras Searches all available text streams...

  • Page 17: Stop Camera Sequencing, Controlling A Dome Camera

    2 On the control tool bar, click Seq. Display Mode Single 2×2 3×3 4×4 Note The example above illustrates basic mapping from cameras to panes. You can map cameras to different panes (example: camera 1 to pane 16), and map the same camera to multiple panes (example: camera 1 to all 16 panes).

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    Basic Features Pan/Tilt control Zoom Iris Center buttons allow automatic control: auto iris, auto zoom, and auto focus. The center of the Pan/Tilt Control stops camera movement. Iris Zoom Focus Pan/Tilt Movement These camera handlers enable access to these dome configuration menus: •...

  • Page 19: Quick Camera Controls, Controlling The Pan-tilt Control Via Mouse, Zoom Via Mouse Scroll Wheel

    Quick Camera Controls Start a camera control session to open the quick camera controls. Controlling the Pan-Tilt Control via Mouse 1 Float the cursor over the center of the video pane. The Cursor Origin Mark 2 Click and drag the cursor to set the direction and speed, then release. •...

  • Page 20: Selecting A Pattern, Defining A Pattern, Selecting A Preset

    Basic Features Selecting a Pattern 1 Click to open the Primary Camera Control menu. 2 Click Pattern for the pattern menu: 3 Select a pattern number. 4 Click to run the pattern. 5 Click Exit to close the Pattern menu. 6 Click to close the Primary Camera Control menu.

  • Page 21: Defining A Preset, Configuring A Dome Camera, Exporting Video

    Defining a Preset 1 Click to open the Primary Camera Control menu. 2 Position the camera for your preset. 3 Click to display the preset menu. 4 Select a preset number. 5 Click Define Preset 6 When the Replace Preset? message appears, click Yes to program the preset. The number of available presets is device-dependent.

  • Page 22: Managing Alarms, Generating Alarms

    Basic Features 9 Click Edit to name the clip. 10 Enter a name. Click Update. 11 (Optional) click Play (default) or Pause to play or pause the video clip. 12 Check the Select box of any additional clips to include in the export. 13 Click Export to export to CD or DVD.

  • Page 23: Reviewing Alarms, Playing Back Video Clips

    Reviewing Alarms 1 From the control bar, click Alarms. The alarm review screen appears. = video segments are reviewed 2 Click Clear to clear all checked alarms, or Clear All to clear entire list of alarms. 3 Click Play to play back a video segment containing a recorded alarm. 4 Click Play pre-alarm video if available to play alarm segments starting at the pre-alarm time, if any.

  • Page 24: Slider Control, Jog Shuttle Control

    Basic Features Slider Control Play, pause, or move through the video stream using the slider and Play/Pause button. VCR Control Fast Reverse • If you are fast forwarding, each click decreases the speed up to 5 times normal speed. • If you are fast reversing, each click increases the speed up to 5 times normal speed.

  • Page 25: Archiving Video, Archiving To Tape, While Recording, After Stopping Recording

    Archiving Video Archive video to tape, to a network, or a combination.The new Network Archive functionality allows automatic archiving that you can store off-site. Note The Archive button is enabled only when a tape drive is connected to the Intellex unit. For the option of network archiving only, the Archive button is disabled.

  • Page 26: Restoring Images From Tape, Playing Restored Images, Resetting Archive Flags

    Basic Features Restoring Images from Tape 1 Click Restore images from tape to copy images from a backup tape to the system. Name of Intellex unit that archived these images Double-click to display cameras included in the segment. Double-click again to hide the cameras 2 Select a video segment to restore.

  • Page 27: Updating License Information

    Updating License Information To upgrade your license information: 1 From the Utility Options, click About Intellex, then System. 2 Click Upgrade, and the License Information screen appears. 3 From the Features box, you can select the product type: • Ultra •...

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    Basic Features Intellex® Ultra...

  • Page 29: Searching For Video Segments, Searching By Date/time

    To configure security, see the Intellex Installation and Configuration Guide. The system administrator must grant privileges to access, set, or change features. Searching for Video Segments Use criteria including Date/Time, Filters, and Text to search the image database and text streams. From the main screen, click Search.

  • Page 30: Searching By Camera, Searching By Alarms, Searching Using Filters

    Advanced Features Searching by Camera Click Cameras to search for segments by camera. Include segments from all cameras or a specific camera in the search. Searching by Alarms Click Alarms to search for segments based on alarm information. Includes segments regardless of alarm input.

  • Page 31: Searching Using Text Associated With Cameras, Searching By String, Advanced Searches

    7 To define the filter’s target area: a When the Activate button is illuminated (default), move the cursor over the image area. b Draw the filter boundaries by clicking and moving the mouse to each corner of the target area and clicking again.

  • Page 32: Text Options, Adding, Editing, Or Deleting A Text Stream

    Advanced Features 4 Select Text Criteria (optional). This screen displays text exceptions. Text Options Configure the Intellex unit to record text streams associated with cameras. Adding, Editing, or Deleting a Text Stream 1 From the main screen, click Setup. The Setup Options screen appears. 2 Click Text.

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    b Click Setup next to the Connection Type box. The Setup Serial Text Stream Options screen appears. Select an option from each list. Defaults are shown. Then click OK. Rate of data transmission Word size 7 To define an IP text stream: a From the Connection Type dropdown box, select IP Port.

  • Page 34: Associating Text Streams With Cameras, Generating Receipt Definitions, Adding, Editing, Deleting, Or Importing Receipt Definitions

    10 For the General Text handler, enter an end-of-line delimiter to display text lines from a receipt. • Click Default to reset the box definition to default 0D 0A. Click OK. • For the American Dynamics handler, select one or both options to record and display entries. Click OK.

  • Page 35: Generating Text Alarms, Using Advanced Text Exceptions

    • Export exports checked receipt definition entries to a specified file. Enter a name. From the Transaction Data pane, enter a marker. Generating Text Alarms 1 From the Text setup screen, select the Alarms tab. 2 Click Apply selected exceptions as a group to generate an alarm for a receipt.

  • Page 36: Advanced Searching With Motion Exception, Motion Exception Vs. Motion Detection

    Advanced Features 6 From the And Value is box, select an option to return these results: Option Less Than Greater Than Equal To Between Found A String 7 Click Delete to remove the highlighted text exception. 8 Click Import to import a specific file containing text exceptions. 9 Click Export to export highlighted exceptions to a specified file.

  • Page 37: Searching By Motion Exception

    Important differences in sensitivity: Function Reacting to images Analyzes many images before reacting Best location Outdoors Best position of the Far from the movement camera Alarms Likelier to miss alarms, especially in low light Finding motion while Likelier to find specific motion searching Narrowing the filter or Use specific tools...

  • Page 38: Setting Up The Target Area, Adjusting Target Area Settings

    Advanced Features Setting Up the Target Area 1 Select the target area’s shape from the draw zone list. 2 Click and drag to form the target area. Custom shapes must form an enclosed boundary. Active zones have scrolling borders. Click a target area to activate it. Right-click to deactivate it.

  • Page 39: Determining Minimum Object Size, Specifying An Object's Direction

    Determining Minimum Object Size Click Size to change the default size of an object. An object larger than the selected or default size triggers the alarm. Target area with a sizing object. Changes the minimum size of Drag its handles to change the an object that triggers an object’s size and aspect ratio.

  • Page 40: Specifying An Object's Minimum Speed, Environmental Factors

    Advanced Features Specifying an Object’s Minimum Speed Click Speed to change an object’s default speed. Objects moving faster than the selected speed trigger the alarm. The default direction is every direction. An object moves through the draw zone and target area in the specified direction at the indicated speed.

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    Factor Occlusions and obstructions Set up the camera such that no objects totally block (occlude) objects of interest in the camera’s view. When someone walks behind something that totally blocks that person in the camera’s view, Intellex predicts where the person will be next based on his speed when last seen.

  • Page 42: Viewing An Activity Log

    Advanced Features Viewing an Activity Log 1 From the main screen, click Utility. The Utility Options screen appears. 2 Click Activity Log to view activity a user performs on the Intellex after logging in. 3 From the Range box, select a time frame. If you select Specify, select start and end dates and times for the filter.

  • Page 43: Monitoring Hard Drive Health, Exiting Intellex, Exiting To Windows

    Monitoring Hard Drive Health Intellex now offers a feature to monitor and anticipate whether a hard drive's health is failing, and if so, notify the user. The drive attributes that Intellex monitors are manufacturer-specific, so these vary for each user’s system. Problems include reliability, temperature, and volume errors. If one of these screens appears, click Storage Setup.

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    Advanced Features Intellex® Ultra...

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    Advanced Search 23 Alarm Stage Generating Alarms 14 Alarms Clearing 15 managing 14 American Dynamics Handler 26 Apply selected exceptions as a group 27 Archiving to Tape 17 Archiving Video 17 Archive button disabled 17 Archive button enabled 17 Area...

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    Index Overview, Intellex SDK 21 Pattern definition 11 Pattern and Preset Camera Controls 11 Personal Identification Number 3 Playing Back Video Clips 15 Playing Restored Images 18 Preset definition 11 Preset Overlay View 12 Resetting Archive Flags 18 Restoring Images from Tape 18 Reviewing Alarms 15 clearing all 15 Screen Format 5...

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