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Panasonic WJ-ND300A Installation Manual

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Network Disk Recorder

Installation Guide

WJ-ND300A
Model No.
Before attempting to connect or operate this product,
please read these instructions carefully and save this manual for future use.

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  • Page 1: Installation Guide

    Network Disk Recorder Installation Guide WJ-ND300A Model No. Before attempting to connect or operate this product, please read these instructions carefully and save this manual for future use.
  • Page 2 If you lose the fuse cover the plug must not be used until a replacement cover is obtained. A replacement fuse cover can be purchased from your local Panasonic Dealer. IF THE FITTED MOULDED PLUG IS UNSUITABLE FOR THE SOCK- ET OUTLET IN YOUR HOME THEN THE FUSE SHOULD BE REMOVED AND THE PLUG CUT OFF AND DISPOSED OF SAFELY.
  • Page 3: Limitation Of Liability

    This Class A digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003. NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to com- ply with the limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to pro- vide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environ- ment.
  • Page 4: 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 5: Table Of Contents

    Limitation of Liability ... 3 Disclaimer of Warranty ... 3 Important Safety Instructions ... 4 Precautions ... 6 Trademarks and Registered Trademarks ... 8 About these Operating Instructions ... 8 Network Security ... 8 Preface ... 9 Features ... 9 Major Operating Controls and Their Functions ...
  • Page 6: Precautions

    Precautions • Refer all work related to the installation of this prod- uct to qualified service personnel or system installers. • Do not operate the unit beyond their its specified temperature, humidity, or power source ratings. Use the unit at temperatures between +5 °C - +45 °C {41 °F - 113 °F} and where the humidity is between 5 % - 90 %.
  • Page 7 • Indication label Refer to the indication label placed on the surface of the unit as to the indications of equipment classification and power source, etc. • Handle the unit with care. Do not strike or shake, as this may damage the unit. •...
  • Page 8: Trademarks And Registered Trademarks

    ® the Adobe Reader is not installed on the PC, download the latest Adobe "WJ-ND300A" or "ND300A" shown in the illustrations used in these operating instructions indicate this unit or the WJ-ND300A series. Network Security As you will use this product connected to a network, your attention is called to the following security risks.
  • Page 9: Preface

    Up to 32 cameras can be connected to the WJ-ND300A via a network and it is possible to record their camera pictures. It is possible to perform the settings or operate the unit using a web browser installed on a PC when this unit is connected to a net- work.
  • Page 10: Major Operating Controls And Their Functions

    Major Operating Controls and Their Functions I Front View q w e r t y u ALARM ALARM SUSPEND ERROR TIMER OPERATE q Operate Indicator (OPERATE) Lights up when the power is turned on. w Alarm Suspension Indicator (ALARM SUSPEND) Lights up when the alarm suspension mode is selected.
  • Page 11: I Rear View

    !2 Escape Button (ESC) Use this button to display the previously displayed item on the LCD. !3 Set Button (SET) Use this button to determine the edited settings item on the LCD. !4 Maintenance Port (For servicing purpose only) Use this port to connect directly with a PC and perform maintenance operations.
  • Page 12: Rack Mounting

    Rack Mounting Important: When installing the unit in the rack without turning the power of the unit off, activate the HDD safety mode. (Refer to page 34 for further information.) Important • Do not install the unit above an appliance which generates heat such a power amplifier. When installing the unit below a heat-generating appliance, install it below the appliance with a space equivalent to about 1 unit (44 mm {1.73"}) separating them.
  • Page 13: Connections

    Connections The following are descriptions of how to connect the unit with PCs, cameras and an optional extension unit. Required devices and cables vary depending on how to connect them. Before starting the connections, check the required devices and cables for your environment. The connection should be done in the following order: PC →...
  • Page 14: Connection Between Cameras And Pcs

    Connection between cameras and PCs When connecting the unit and PCs through a hub, use a LAN cable to connect between the unit and a hub. Cameras should also be connected through a hub using LAN cables. Important: When connecting the unit and a PC directly without using a hub, connect them using a cross LAN cable. Connection Example <Connecting PCs using an ADSL line>...
  • Page 15 <Connecting multiple units> LAN Cable (Not provided: 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX, Category 5, Straight) 10/100BASE-T SERIAL ALARM/CONTROL EXT STORAGE CAMERA First Unit 10/100BASE-T SERIAL ALARM/CONTROL EXT STORAGE CAMERA Second Unit Network Cameras POWER SIGNAL GND ALARM AC IN Network Cameras POWER SIGNAL GND ALARM AC IN...
  • Page 16: Connecting With Extension Unit

    Connecting with Extension Unit Up to 6 extension units can be connected with a single network disk recorder. Use the dedicated cable to connect between the external storage (EXT STORAGE) connector on the rear of the unit and an extension unit. Important: •...
  • Page 17 When connecting two extension units or more, connect them as follows. Up to 6 extension units can be connected to a single unit. When connecting the units newly, observe the following important notice. Refer also to the operating instructions of the extension unit.
  • Page 18: I How To Use The Terminals Of The Alarm/Control Connector

    I How to Use the Terminals of the ALARM/CONTROL Connector These terminals are used for emergency recording, auto time adjustment, taking measures against power outages, and when installing a buzzer, a lamp, or similar alarm device. The terminal pin array and connections are shown below. The connector used should be compatible with the pin configuration. Pin Configuration The pin array is different from other disk recorders.
  • Page 19 G Connection for emergency recording When the external switch is turned ON, emergency recording will be started. Recording time and recording rate for emergency recording differ according to the settings of "Emergency REC" of "Recording" on the SETUP MENU. (Refer to the Setup Instructions (PDF).) (Signal ground) (Emergency record input) ALARM/CONTROL...
  • Page 20 • When "Auto Adjust Time" of "Time & Date" of "System" on the SETUP MENU is set to "SLAVE" "Time Adjust Input" becomes available. When a signal output from other equipment is supplied to the time adjust I/O terminals between 00 minutes 00 seconds and 14 minutes 59 seconds every hour or between 45 minutes 00 seconds and 59 minutes 59 seconds every hour, the clock will be set to "00 minutes 00 seconds"...
  • Page 21 G Connection with the Uninterruptible Power System (UPS) This is an example of connection with the uninterruptible power system (UPS) to be installed to protect from a power outage. When a signal is supplied to the outage detection input terminals from the uninterruptible power system (UPS), internal pro- cessing (stops recording safely) will be started to shut off the power supply for this unit.
  • Page 22: I How To Use The Terminals Of The Alarm Connector

    I How to Use the Terminals of the ALARM Connector These terminals are used to connect the alarm devices, such as sensors, door switches, etc. The pin configurations of these terminals are as shown below. The connector used should be compatible with the pin configu- ration.
  • Page 23: Alarm Connection

    G Alarm connection When a signal is supplied to the alarm input terminals recording and displaying of camera images will be performed according to the settings. When an alarm device such as a buzzer, a lamp, etc., is installed outside, connect them to the alarm output terminals (pin nos. 9 - 12, pin nos.
  • Page 24: How To Replace Hard Disk Drives

    How to Replace Hard Disk Drives Replacement of hard disk drives is available regardless of whether the power of the unit is on or off. The procedure of replacement depends on whether the power of the unit is on or off. Refer to the operating instructions for the optional extension unit when replacing the hard disk in the extension unit.
  • Page 25 • Remove the screws (4 for each drive unit) and pull the drive units out. • Avoid missing the screws for reattaching. * For replacement of hard disk drives, remove the hard disk drives from the brackets respectively. 5. Make preparations for the hard disk drives. •...
  • Page 26 When replacing the hard disk drive with the unit power on z Call up the "HDD Setup" display on the LCD, and press the [SET] button. The following menu will be displayed on the LCD. x Press the arrows button (C or D) repeatedly until the following menu is displayed.
  • Page 27: Turn On/Off The Power Of The Unit

    The OPERATE indicator will light and the system check (checking the system and hard disk) will start. The "WJ-ND300A" indication will be displayed on the LCD at startup, and the "Initializing" indication will be displayed while checking the system. When the system, check is complete, the time and date display (standby display) will be displayed on the LCD.
  • Page 28: Turn Off The Power Of The Unit

    Turn off the Power of the Unit To shutdown the unit, do the following. 1. When the manual recording is being performed, stop the recording. Click the button in the [REC] box displayed when the [HDD] tab is selected. button and the button will be displayed.
  • Page 29: Operation Using The Buttons On The Front Panel

    Operation Using the Buttons on the Front Panel The following are the available functions using the buttons on the front panel and the LCD. The display on the LCD will shift as follows by pressing the arrows button (C or D). C Arrows buttons D (Temperature will be displayed in Fahrenheit for NTSC model, e.g.
  • Page 30: Check The Network Settings

    Check the Network Settings It is possible to check the following network settings. • DHCP • IP address • Subnet mask • Gateway* • HTTP port* To check each setting, shift the display as follows. Note: To change the port number (PT#), press the arrows button (A or B). •...
  • Page 31: Set The Network Settings

    Set the Network Settings It is possible to set the network settings. The available settings items are the same as described in the "Check the Network Settings" section on the previous page. It is possible to shift the display by pressing the arrows button (C and D) while the underscore mark (_) is displayed below the ">"...
  • Page 32: Key Lock Settings

    Key Lock Settings It is possible to lock the buttons on the front panel to make them unusable. When the [SET] button is pressed while displaying the key lock display, the message of "Keylock Enabled" will be displayed and the buttons on the front panel will be locked. The time and date display (standby display) will be displayed soon after the buttons are locked.
  • Page 33 Shift the display on the LCD using the arrows button (C and D). Important: When the HDD safety mode is activated, the power of the all HDDs will be off. (Recording and playback will be forcibly canceled.) Execute Each Maintenance Function 1.
  • Page 34: Set The Hdd Safety Mode

    Set the HDD Safety Mode When installing/uninstalling the unit in the rack without turning the power of the unit off, do the following. (Steps 1, 3 and 4.) 1. Turn off the power of the HDDs. Press the [SET] button after selecting "YES" when the "ACCEPT" indication is displayed (page 32). When the [SET] button is pressed, the "Wait for 30 sec"...
  • Page 35: Check The Unit Number Of The Extension Unit

    Check the Unit Number of the Extension Unit The unit number of the connected extension unit can be checked with the HDD access indicators on the extension unit. D Arrows buttons C D Arrows buttons C D Arrows buttons C D Arrows buttons C D Arrows buttons C D Arrows buttons C...
  • Page 36: Reboot The Unit Manually

    Reboot the Unit Manually It is possible to reboot the unit manually as follow. Press the [SET] button while displaying the [REBOOT] display. The message "ACCEPT" will be displayed. When the [SET] button is pressed after moving the underscore mark below "YES" using the arrows button (A or B), the unit will reboot.
  • Page 37: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Check the following before requesting repair Contact a dealer if a problem cannot be solved even after checking and trying the solution or if a problem is not described below, or when having a problem with installations. Problem Power is not turned on. Alarm operations are not acti- vated.
  • Page 38 Problem The HDD access indicator lights red and orange. Inspect the power cord, power plug and connectors periodically. Problem The power cord insulation is damaged. The power cord, plug and con- nectors get hot during use. The power cord gets hot when bent or stretched.
  • Page 39: Specification

    Screw for Rack Mounting Bracket ... 4 pcs. Hard Disk Drive Fixing Screw (w/sleeve and damper)..12 pcs. * The CD-ROM contains the operating instructions (PDFs) and the setup tools (Panasonic IP setup software, etc.). NTSC model: 120 V AC, 60 Hz...
  • Page 40 Unit Company of Panasonic Corporation of North America Security Systems www.panasonic.com/security For customer support, call 1.877.733.3689 Executive Office: Three Panasonic Way 2H-2, Secaucus, New Jersey 07094 Zone Office Eastern: Three Panasonic Way, Secaucus, New Jersey 07094 Central: 1707 N. Randal Road, Elgin, IL 60123 Southern: 1225 Northbrook Parkway, Suwanee, GA 30024 Western: 6550 Katella Ave., Cypress, CA 90630...

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