Canon Vb-C60 - Ptz Network Camera Setup Manual
Canon Vb-C60 - Ptz Network Camera Setup Manual

Canon Vb-C60 - Ptz Network Camera Setup Manual

Network video recorder vk-64/vk-16/vk-lite setup guide
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  • Page 1 Network Video Recorder VK-64 VK-16 VK-Lite Setup Guide Ver.
  • Page 2 (3) All possible measures have been taken to ensure that the contents of this guide are accurate. If you find any errors, please contact us. (4) Irrespective of the above items (2) and (3), Canon bears no responsibility for any loss or damage resulting from operation.
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Contents Introduction About This Guide ....... . .5 System Operation Overview ......6 Specification Comparison of VK-64/VK-16 and VK-Lite .
  • Page 5: About This Guide

    About This Guide This guide is intended for the following users. • System administrators who install and manage VK-64/VK-16 • System administrators who install and manage VK-Lite This guide first explains what you should know before operating a network camera monitoring system, and differences between VK-64/VK-16 and VK-Lite.
  • Page 6: System Operation Overview

    System Operation Overview Overview of VK-64/VK-16 Network Video Recorder Network Video Recorder is software for viewing video, recording video and audio, and playing video from multiple network cameras (hereafter referred to as camera servers). VK-64/VK-16 and VK-Lite enable viewing and recording of JPEG and MPEG-4 video, two-way audio communication, and audio recording.
  • Page 7 System Operation Overview VK-64 Viewer (Viewer Only) You need to purchase the required number of viewer licenses to use additional viewers. Also, VK-64 Viewer is suitable for a monitoring system, in which you need just monitoring, not recording. You can view live videos from and control up to 64 camera severs. (Some functions are not available, such as recording and playing video, displaying event logs of motion detection and external device input, and still frames.) Upgrade from Older Versions...
  • Page 8: Specification Comparison Of Vk-64/Vk-16 And Vk-Lite

    Specification Comparison of VK-64/VK-16 and VK-Lite VK-Lite is Network Video Recorder which is supplied with VB-C60. Although VK-Lite basically provides the same functionalities as VK-64/VK-16, there are some functional limitations as follows, since VK-Lite is a simplified version of VK-64/VK-16. Main functional Type VK-64/VK-16 v2.0...
  • Page 9: System Configuration Examples

    System Configuration Examples A combination of storage servers and viewers enables various types of system configurations, such as a simple system with one PC and one camera server, or a system using multiple PCs and camera servers. Viewing and Recording on a Single PC You can configure a system with one PC as both a storage server and a viewer.
  • Page 10 System Configuration Examples Using Multiple Storage Servers and Multiple Viewers Up to 10 storage servers can be used on a single network. When multiple camera servers are used in a system, you can use one of them as a master storage server, and use the others as slave storage servers.
  • Page 11: Before Starting Operation

    Before Starting Operation <Important> Please be sure to perform operational tests in the actual environment before starting operation. Be aware of the following points prior to operation. ● Video recording and live viewing may not be done as your settings, depending on the network environment and the PC’s performance.
  • Page 13: Chapter 1 Vk-64/Vk-16 Installation

    Chapter VK-64/VK-16 Installation Setup Procedure...
  • Page 14: Setup Procedure

    Setup Procedure This chapter describes the installation process from preparation to maintenance. Refer to Administrator's Manual for detailed explanations of each step. Step “System Design Concept” Preparation Before installation, check the free space of the hard drive required for a storage server, considering the video retention period and recording conditions, and then prepare necessary equipments.
  • Page 15 Setup Procedure “Chapter 4 Register Camera Server Step and Set Recording Schedule” Camera Server Registration Location When registering a camera, first set the camera’s the location and Tokyo branch zone to make it easier to categorize registered cameras. If we look at Zones an example of a retailer with multiple branches and stores, the branches and stores correspond to locations.
  • Page 17: Chapter 2 Vk-Lite Installation

    Chapter VK-Lite Installation System Installation Example...
  • Page 18: Vk-Lite System Installation Example

    VK-Lite System Installation Example This chapter explains the process from installation to the operational management with an example of a VK-Lite surveillance system based on the following recording conditions. Recording Conditions Number of camera servers Video size VGA (640 x 480) Video quality Standard (Video data size approx.
  • Page 19: Step 1: Preparation

    System Installation Example Step 1: Preparation Calculate how much free hard disk space will be required for the storage server from the recording conditions to ensure that the system can operate stably. The amount of hard disk space required can be calculated using the following formula. Required free hard disk space = No.
  • Page 20: Step 3: Installation

    System Installation Example Step 3: Installation Install the VK-Lite storage server software on the PC for storage server and the VK-Lite viewer software on the PC for viewer, using the CD-ROM supplied with the network camera. In the following example, VK-Lite storage server and VK-Lite viewer are installed on a single PC.
  • Page 21: Step 4: Storage Server Configuration

    System Installation Example Click Install. The installation process begins and the progress bar is displayed. Once the installation has finished, the InstallShield Wizard Completed screen is displayed. Click Finish. Now the installation has completed. If you are running a system with multiple PCs, you need to install the software on each of the PCs.
  • Page 22 Setup Procedure System Installation Example Configure the basic storage server settings. In this example, we use the conditions shown in “VK-Lite System Installation Example” and the hard disk space calculated in “Step 1: Preparation”. You should use values calculated for your actual operating conditions. •...
  • Page 23: Step 5: Camera Server Registration

    System Installation Example System Installation Example The following operations are available by the administrator only. • Configuring, registering, and changing camera servers • Configuring and changing recording schedules Click Apply. The changes are saved. “Chapter 3 Storage Server Configuration Reference” in Administrator's Reference Manual Step 5: Camera Server Registration...
  • Page 24 System Installation Example Enter the “User Name” and “Password”, and click Login. The Viewer Screen is displayed. Select View / Configuration from the menu. The Configuration and Preferences screen is displayed. Click the Locations/Zones tab to create locations and zones. ●...
  • Page 25 System Installation Example Select a camera server to register, and then click Add Camera Server. The Add Camera Server dialog box is displayed. Configure the following settings in the Add Camera Server dialog box. • Enter the “User Name” and “Password”, and then click Connect.
  • Page 26: Step 6: Recording Schedule Configuration

    System Installation Example Step 6: Recording Schedule Configuration Configure the recording schedule settings after camera server registration. You can configurate recording schedule settings using the Recording Schedules tab in the Configuration and Preferences screen. The following example shows a normal schedule for continuous recording at 1 fps all day through Monday to Sunday.
  • Page 27: Step 7: Viewer Settings

    System Installation Example Check that the settings are correct and click Save Schedule. The schedule is saved. You can only select “Normal Schedule” in VK-Lite. “Special Day Schedule” cannot be selected. “Chapter 4 Register Camera Server and Set Recording Schedule” in Reference Administrator's Manual Step 7: Viewer Settings...
  • Page 28 System Installation Example Creating Layouts and Displaying Video The final step in the system configuration process is to create layouts. In the following example, ● Use grids to arrange video windows Select View / Viewing Screen from the menu. The Viewer is displayed. Video thumbnails of cameras registered in “Step 5: Camera Server Registration”...
  • Page 29: Step 8: Management And Maintenance

    System Installation Example System Installation Example Right-click on the Viewing Area and select Save from the menu. Now, the configuration process has been completed. ● The aforementioned example shows a layout example using “Default Shared Layout” displayed by default. You can create and save new layouts under any name. ●...
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