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Panasonic WJ-NV300K Installation Manual

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Installation Guide
Network Disk Recorder
Model No.
Ne tw or k
Di sk Re co
rd er W J-
NV 30 0
(This illustration represents WJ-NV300K.)
Before attempting to connect or operate this product,
please read these instructions carefully and save this manual for future use.
The model number is abbreviated in some descriptions in this manual.



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  • Page 1 Di sk Re co rd er W J- NV 30 0 (This illustration represents WJ-NV300K.) Before attempting to connect or operate this product, please read these instructions carefully and save this manual for future use. The model number is abbreviated in some descriptions in this manual.
  • Page 2 MAINS SWITCH nor an all-all pole circuit breaker, the installation shall be carried out in accordance For U.S. and Canada: with all applicable installation rules. WJ-NV300K • The connections should comply with local electrical code. For Europe and other countries: WJ-NV300K/G...
  • Page 3 If you lose the fuse cover the plug must not be used until a replacement directives 2006/95/CE et 2004/108/CE. cover is obtained. A replacement fuse cover can be purchased from your local Panasonic Nosotros declaramos bajo nuestra única responsabilidad que el producto a que hace referencia esta declaración está conforme con las normas u Dealer.
  • Page 4: Limitation Of Liability

    OF THE PRODUCT; (5) ANY PROBLEM, CONSEQUENTIAL INCONVENIENCE, OR LOSS OR DAMAGE, ARISING OUT OF THE SYSTEM COMBINED BY THE DEVICES OF THIRD PARTY; Warranty for U.S. WJ-NV300K is warranted for three years. Refer to the warranty (accessory) about further information.
  • Page 5: Important Safety Instructions

    Important safety instructions 1) Read these instructions. 2) Keep these instructions. 3) Heed all warnings. 4) Follow all instructions. 5) Do not use this apparatus near water. 6) Clean only with dry cloth. 7) Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. 8) Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Contents Limitation of liability ..................................4 Disclaimer of warranty ................................. 4 Warranty for U.S..................................4 Important safety instructions ............................... 5 Preface ......................................7 Features ....................................... 7 About the user manuals ................................8 System requirements for a PC ..............................9 Trademarks and registered trademarks............................
  • Page 7: Preface

    Preface The network disk recorders WJ-NV300K and WJ-NV300K/G (hereinafter, recorders) are designed for use within a surveillance system, and record images/audio from up to 32 network cameras (hereinafter, cameras) on the hard disk drives. Number of cameras to be used in the system (9 cameras in basic system) can be increased to 16, 24 and 32 (maximum) by purchasing the Additional Camera Kit (WJ-NVE30, WJ-NVE30W).
  • Page 8: About The User Manuals

    Depending on descriptions, the model name of this recorder may be omitted as "NV300" in the manuals and on the setup. The screens used in these operating instructions show the case in which WJ-NV300K is used and 16 cameras are connected.
  • Page 9: System Requirements For A Pc

    ® Microsoft Internet Explorer • Refer to the Panasonic support website ( for information about the latest operation verification of the supported operating systems and web browsers. Trademarks and registered trademarks • Adobe, Acrobat Reader and Reader are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries.
  • Page 10: Abbreviations

    GPL/LGPL software. • Please note that Panasonic shall not respond to any inquiries regarding the source code. Copyright Except for open source software licensed under GPL/LGPL and so on, distributing, copying, disassembling, reverse compiling and reverse engineering of the software provided with this product are all expressly prohibited.
  • Page 11: About The Face Matching Function (Option)

    About the face matching function (option) By registering the license of the additional business intelligent kit, the face matching function, that detects faces whose features are closed to the registered faces by comparing face images in live image with the registered face images, will become available. When the person is detected, it is possible to activate an alarm notification.
  • Page 12 • Adjust the height, angle of depression and vertical angular fi eld of view of the camera so that the angle between the camera and face ("θ" in the illustration) becomes 15 ° or less. Angle of depression Camera Vertical angular field of view Person θ...
  • Page 13 Cases not suited for face matching The matching accuracy varies depending on installation, settings and adjustment of the camera, ambient environment and object. Therefore, face matching may not be performed in the following cases. • Illuminance levels are dispersed. (Example: Outdoors) •...
  • Page 14: Precautions

    Precautions Refer installation work to the dealer. Grounding Installation work requires technique and experiences. Failure The power plug of this product is 2-prong plug equipped with a grounding terminal. Use this product after confirming to observe this may cause fire, electric shock, injury, or dam- age to the product.
  • Page 15: Precautions For Use

    The input power source for this product is 120 V AC 60 Hz errors may occur frequently after around 20 000 hours (WJ-NV300K), 220 V - 240 V AC 50 Hz/ 60 Hz of operation, and the head and motor deterioration may (WJ-NV300K/G).
  • Page 16 Disclaimer of warranty on recoded data Panasonic assumes no responsibility or liability, directly or indirectly, for failure of recording or editing including loss of data due to any reason or cause which does not exclude repair or maintenance of this product regardless whether the subject is hard disk or other parts.
  • Page 17: Precautions For Installation

    Avoid placing this product near noise sources If the cables are placed near noise sources such as fluores- Panasonic assumes no responsibility for injuries or cent lamps, noises may be produced. In this case, rewire property damage resulting from failures arising out of...
  • Page 18: Major Operating Controls And Their Functions

    MOUSE t SDHC/SD memory card slot r Restart button (This illustration represents WJ-NV300K.) e Copy port * The copy port has a certain connecting direction. When it is hard to connect, do not forcibly connect and check the direction of the connector.
  • Page 19 Insert an SD memory card (option) Step 1 Open the SDHC/SD memory card slot cover. Pull the tab down. SDHC/SD memory card slot cover Step 2 Insert a SD memory card to the slot until it clicks. Hearing a click means that the card is properly inserted. When inserting an SD memory card, confirm that the label on the SD memory card is upside and only the...
  • Page 20: Rear View

    Network port (Camera/PC port) t Alarm/Control connector (D-sub 25-pin) u Network port (PC port) (This illustration represents WJ-NV300K.) q Power cord inlet [AC IN] i Network port (Camera/PC port) [CAMERA/PC] Connect the provided power cord to this inlet. The...
  • Page 21 How to use the power cord plug brace Put the hooks of the power cord plug brace on the power cord inlet to fix the power cord plug. Power cord plug brace...
  • Page 22: User/Host Management

    User/Host management It is necessary to register users who operate the recorder and hosts (PC) that accesses the recorder via a network such as a LAN. Up to 16 users can be registered. It is possible to register the following for the user information. Item Description User name...
  • Page 23: Operations Flow

    Operations flow z Obtain the "Registration Key" of the recorder by follow- Obtain the license (Registration Key) ing the instructions on the provided Activation Key Card. ☞ Activation Key Card To increase number of the connected camera, get the additional camera registration key number described on the Activation Key Card packaged in the Additional Camera Kit (WJ-NVE30, WJ-NVE30W: optional).
  • Page 24: Connection

    VIDEO OUT CONTROL CAMERA/PC MAIN LAN cable (locally procured) 10BASE-T/100BASE-X/1000BASE-T: category 5e or better (straight) for WJ-NV300K, category 7 (straight) for WJ-NV300K/G Switching hub ・・・ Network camera (x 32 max.) Note: • For the connection between the recorder and the camera, build the system so that the total bit rate of 128 Mbps is secured as the network bandwidth.
  • Page 25: Connection Of Monitors

    Connection of monitors Connect a main monitor (to be used to display live images, recorded images or the setup menu) and a sub monitor (to be used to display live images only) to the HDMI (video/audio output) connectors using HDMI cables (optional). Connect a sub monitor (BNC) to the video output connector using a BNC cable (locally procured).
  • Page 26: Connection Of A Pc

    LAN cable (locally procured) IP address: 192.168.0.x Subnet mask: 10BASE-T/100BASE-X/1000BASE-T: category (except 0, 1, 250 and 255) Default gateway: 5e or better (straight) for WJ-NV300K, category Subnet mask: 7 (straight) for WJ-NV300K/G Default gateway: Network Switching hub IP address:
  • Page 27 Default gateway: [PC port] IP address: Subnet mask: LAN cable (locally procured) 10BASE-T/100BASE-X/1000BASE-T: category 5e or better (straight) for WJ-NV300K, category 7 (straight) for WJ-NV300K/G Network LAN cable (locally procured) Switching hub 10BASE-T/100BASE-X/1000BASE-T: category 5e or better (straight) for...
  • Page 28: Connection Of Extension Units

    Connection of extension units Up to 2 extension units (optional) can be connected with a single network disk recorder. Connect the recorder and the extension unit using the connection cable provided with the extension unit. Connect the extension units (WJ-HDE400) as shown in the illustration below. Refer also to the operating instructions of the extension unit.
  • Page 29: About The Connector

    The connector to be used should be compatible with the pin array. Pin array The pin array is different from other Panasonic recorders. Make sure that the connection is correct referring to the following.
  • Page 30 Connection for the auto time adjustment function When a signal output from the other device is supplied to the time adjustment signal input (pin no. 20) and the time difference between the recorder and the other device is 29 minutes or less, the clock of the recorder will be set to the time set for the other device.
  • Page 31: Time And Polarities Of The Alarm/Control Connector

    Alarm connection When a signal output from the other device is supplied to the Alarm input 1 to 9 terminals (pin nos. 1 - 9), recording or an alarm action will be performed in accordance with the settings. When an alarm device such as a buzzer, a lamp, etc., is installed outside, connect them to the Alarm output terminal (pin no. 21). Sensor Door security switch...
  • Page 32: Installation Or Replacement Of The Hard Disk Drives

    Installation or replacement of the hard disk drives Before installing the hard disk drives, turn off the power of the recorder first. When replacing the hard disk drives, the procedures will be same as those of installation. When installing or replacing the hard disk drives for playback use only (hard disk drives that are formerly used for recording), perform the link process.
  • Page 33: Replace The Hard Disk Drives

    Step 4 Step 5 Insert the HDD bracket with the hard disk drive all the way Turn on the power of the recorder. (☞ Page 34) into the HDD slot, and secure the HDD bracket with the New hard disk drive will be formatted automatically. →...
  • Page 34: Turn On The Recorder

    "Registration Key" by following the WJ-NV300K: 120 V AC, 60 Hz procedures on page 36. WJ-NV300K/G: 220 V - 240 V AC, 50 Hz/60 Hz Note: The [OPERATE] indicator will light, the system check of →...
  • Page 35: Turn Off The Power Of The Recorder

    Turn off the power of the recorder Turn off the power of the recorder. Follow the procedure below to turn off the power. Step 1 Step 2 During recording, "Off" for "Recording mode" on the "REC & Unplug the power plug from the outlet after confirming that event"...
  • Page 36: Register The License (Registration Key)

    Register the license (Registration Key) When using the recorder for the first time, or to increase number of the cameras to be connected, it is necessary to register the license (Registration Key) of the recorder. Important: • In the following cases, the recorder must be rebooted by clicking the [Restart] button.
  • Page 37 Step 5 Step 8 Click the [Setup >] button of [Registration of license]. To increase number of the connected camera, enter the The registration window will be displayed. additional camera registration key number obtained in step → → 1 to the "Registration Key1-3" fields under "Additional cam- era"...
  • Page 38: Basic Operations

    Basic operations The recorder can be operated using the provided mouse connected to the mouse connection port on the rear side of the recorder. It is also possible to perform operations and some settings of the recorder from the web browser. Refer to the Operating Instructions (PDF) for descriptions of how to operate from the web browser and the configurable settings using the web browser.
  • Page 39 About the operation of on-screen keyboard Use the on-screen keyboard to enter characters for the setting items. When clicking the [ ] icon beside the entry field, the on- screen keyboard will be displayed, and it will become possible to enter characters by clicking the character keys on the key- board.
  • Page 40: Setup Menu

    Setup menu Configuration of each setting item in the setup menu should be completed in advance to use this recorder. The setup menu has the following levels for the setting items. On "Easy Start", the minimum settings required to operate the recorder will be performed, but other settings will remain default.
  • Page 41: Configure The Minimum Settings [Easy Start]

    The second will be set to "00". → → [Set time zone] Select your time zone. GMT-12:00 - GMT+13:00 Default: GMT-5:00 (WJ-NV300K) GMT (WJ-NV300K/G) Marking the checkbox for [Activate the Daylight saving time] will active daylight saving time. Step 4 Click the [Next] button.
  • Page 42: Camera Status

    "ONVIF" may be detected depend- Detects only the added or replaced cameras. ing on the models of Panasonic cameras. In such a The models and results of the detected cameras will be dis- case, turn off the power of the camera and turn if on played.
  • Page 43: Frame Rate

    The HDD consumption for the event recording will be Exits the setup menu and returns to the top screen of the excluded. setup menu. • If a camera manufactured by other than Panasonic is used, the value of "Referenced recording days" will not be displayed. [Next] button •...
  • Page 44: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Before asking for repairs, check the symptoms with the following table. Contact your dealer if a problem cannot be solved even after checking and trying the solution in the table or a problem is not described below. Symptom Cause/solution Ref.
  • Page 45 • Some SD memory cards cannot be used with this recorder. It is Operating Image data saved on the SD recommended to use Panasonic’s SD memory card. Instructions memory card cannot be • Is the SD memory card formatted? searched or played back.
  • Page 46: Specifications

    Specifications • General Power source: 120 V AC 60 Hz (WJ-NV300K) 220 V - 240 V AC 50 Hz/60 Hz (WJ-NV300K/G) Power consumption: 55 W (when 2 HDDs (4TB) are installed) Ambient operating temperature: Main body: +5 °C - +45 °C {41 °F - 113 °F} Mouse (accessory): +5 °C - +40 °C {41 °F - 104 °F}...
  • Page 47: Standard Accessories

    Mouse ......................1 pc. Installation Guide (this book) ...............1 pc. Quick Reference Guide ................1 pc. Activation Key Card ..................1 pc. Warranty (provided with WJ-NV300K) ............1 pc. The following are for installation: Power cord (WJ-NV300K) ................1 pc. Power cord (WJ-NV300K/G) ...............2 pcs.
  • Page 48 For U.S.A. Disposal may be regulated in your community due to environmental considerations. For disposal or recycling information, please visit Panasonic website: or call 1-888-769-0149. For U.S. and Canada: For Europe and other countries: Panasonic Corporation...

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