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4ch Network Encoder
VN-E4
INSTRUCTIONS
This manual describes the detailed usage of VN-E4.
For basic usage of VN-E4, refer to the ASTART-UP GUIDEB.
Refer Readme file the CD-ROM for updated information.
LST0285-001A

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    4ch Network Encoder VN-E4 INSTRUCTIONS This manual describes the detailed usage of VN-E4. For basic usage of VN-E4, refer to the ASTART-UP GUIDEB. Refer Readme file the CD-ROM for updated information. LST0285-001A...

  • Page 2: Important Safeguards

    These are general IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS and certain items may not apply to all appliances. IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS 1. Read all of these instructions. 2. Save these instructions for later use. 3. All warnings on the product and in the operating instructions should be adhered to. 4.

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    Penalties may be applicable for incorrect disposal of this waste, in accordance with national legislation. (Business users) ATTENTION: If you wish to dispose of this product, please visit our web page www.jvc-europe.com to obtain information about the take-back This symbol is of the product.

  • Page 4: Introduction

    Reference pages and reference items are indicated. About the contents of this manual ● All rights reserved by JVC. Unauthorized duplication or reprinting of this manual, in whole or in part, is strictly prohibited. ● Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the U.S.

  • Page 5: Features

    Controlling external devices Audio distribution to the network The built-in viewer of VN-E4 may be used to control JVC VN-E4 compresses 1-channel audio input in the µ-law cameras and cameras that support the Pelco-D protocol. format. Clients may acquire µ-law via TCP. Multicast Restrictions on Clients transmission of µ-law is also possible with VN-E4.

  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Introduction (continued) CONTENT Introduction How to view this manual ..................4 Copyrights in this manual ..................4 Features ......................5 CONTENT ......................6 Cautionary Notes ....................7 Name and Function of Parts ................8 Preparation 1. System Setup Examples ................10 1-1 Remote monitoring using the built-in viewer ..........

  • Page 7: Cautionary Notes

    Introduction (continued) Cautionary Notes About GPL Part of the software that is supplied with this product are free software with the GNU General Public License (henceforth referred to as GPL). Please refer to the web page contained in this product for details on GPL free software. Exclusion of Liability Our company shall not be liable for compensation of contents in the event of recording or playback failure resulting from defects of this unit or the computer software.

  • Page 8: Name And Function Of Parts

    Introduction (continued) Name and Function of Parts [FRONT] E F G H I J K L POWER LINK 100M /COL A [POWER]Lamp F [ALM]Lamp (Alarm Lamp) Lights up when the power of VN-E4 is turned on. Displays alarm input to VN-E4. Lights up when there are changes in the alarm input or when motion is detected.

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    Introduction (continued) [BACK] [BOTTOM] AUDIO VIDEO INPUT ALARM CONTROL SERVICE COM1 COM OUT INPUT OUTPUT PUSH RESET COM2 DC 5V 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX M [AUDIO IN] terminal (RCA pin) T [ALARM INPUT] terminal For input of audio signals. Input terminal for no-voltage make contact or break contact. This consists of 4 input and 1 ground terminals.

  • Page 10: Preparation 1. System Setup Examples

    Preparation 1. System Setup Examples 1-1 Remote monitoring using the built-in viewer The built-in viewer of VN-E4 can be used to enable remote monitoring via the PC. Camera 1 VIDEO IN 1 Camera 2 VIDEO IN 2 Camera 3 VIDEO IN 3 Sensor Camera 4 Lamp...

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    Preparation (continued) ● Remote control of JVC cameras Remote control of the following JVC cameras is possible using the viewer. TK-C655E TK-C676E TK-C1480BE/C1460BE Camera 1 Com 1 VIDEO IN 1 Camera 2 Com 2 VIDEO IN 2 Camera 3 VIDEO IN 3...

  • Page 12: Systems That Combine Other Manufacturer's Devices

    Preparation (continued) 1-2 Systems that combine other manufacturer’s devices ● Remote control of cameras that support Pelco-D protocol Remote control of cameras that support the Pelco-D protocol is possible using the built-in viewer. Camera 1 Camera 2 Camera 3 Camera 4 VIDEO INPUT 1~4 Com 1 (RS-485) AUDIO...

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    Preparation (continued) ● Mass distribution via redistribution server Images of VN-E4 may be recorded in the redistribution server and distributed to a large number of clients. AUDIO VIDEO INPUT ALARM CONTROL COM1 SERVICE COM OUT INPUT OUTPUT PUSH RESET COM2 DC 5V 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX Network...

  • Page 14: Requirements For Network Using Vn-e4

    Preparation (continued) 2. Requirements for network using VN-E4 2-1 Network Bandwidth Ensure that there is sufficient network bandwidth for the data volume to be transmitted by VN-E4. Data volume to be transmitted by VN-E4 varies with the number of image or audio distributions. ●...

  • Page 15: Network Delay

    Preparation (continued) 2-2 Network Delay When the client acquires JPEG or audio via TCP, VN-E4 will be send out data while checking the ACK from the client at the same time. For networks with considerable delay, data cannot be sent out until ACK is received, and therefore the frame rate will drop. To operate VN-E4 and its built-in viewer using the factory settings, the frame rate will drop below 120 fps if the round trip time exceeds 4 msec.

  • Page 16: Ip Address Setting

    Preparation (continued) 3. IP Address Setting 3-1 VN-E4 with Factory Default Settings Refer to START-UP GUIDE on procedures for setting the IP address when VN-E4 is in the factory default settings. 3-2 VN-E4 for which IP address is known When the IP address of VN-E4 is known, it can be changed by accessing the built-in web page of VN-E4 via the PC’s Internet Explorer. See A5.

  • Page 17: Connection / Installation

    Preparation (continued) 4. Connection / Installation 4-1 AC Adaptor Connect the AC adaptor cable to the power terminal of VN-E4, followed by securing the cable using the wire clamp. Plug the power cable into the AC adaptor, followed by the power cable plug to the power source. 4-2 Network ALARM CONTROL...

  • Page 18: Com1,2] Serial Port Terminals

    Preparation (continued) 4-3 [COM1,2] Serial Port Terminals CONTROL SERVICE COM1 OUTPUT COM2 10BASE Connect the device (camera, etc.) to be controlled to the serial port. Use the switch to switch between RS-232C and RS-485. ● Pin Layout When RS-232C is selected When RS-485 is selected Pin No.

  • Page 19: Av Devices

    The rack mount brackets (optional) can be used to install the unit to a rack. Request installation to the dealer of purchase. * For details concerning the rack mount brackets, please consult the person in charge of professional equipment at your nearest JVC-authorized service agent. In case of 1 unit. (VN-BK10 rack mount bracket) Mount the side bracket on both left and right (Remove 1 screw from each end of VN-E4.

  • Page 20: Settings 5. Setting Using Internet Explorer

    Settings 5. Setting Using Internet Explorer Setting Up of PC for Setting Setting of VN-E4 may be performed using Internet Explorer. Refer to ASTART-UP GUIDEB on the PC specification requirements, and setting of PC’s IP address as well as Internet Explorer. Enter user name and password User name and password entry will be required at the beginning.

  • Page 21: Jpeg View Page (top Page)

    Settings (continued) 5-1 JPEG View Page (Top Page) Links to each page are located on the left. Links that are displayed vary accordingly with the user name. For example, in the case of AadminB or AoperatorB, 3 links, namely AJPEG ViewB, AInputB and AEncodingB will be displayed upon clicking AImage & AudioB. In the case of AuserB, only AJPEG ViewB is displayed.

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    Settings (continued) A Switching Language Click AJapanese / EnglishB at upper right to switch the display language of the web page. B Reload Button Press this button to refresh the JPEG image displayed. Clicking AJPEG ViewB or re-entering the Internet Explorer address will only display the page that is temporarily stored in the Internet Explorer, and JPEG images may not be refreshed in this case.

  • Page 23: Input Page

    Settings (continued) 5-2 Input Page This page is for setting the video and audio input parameters. This page can be used upon access via AadminB or AoperatorB. Press the AOKB button to enable the new settings upon changing. If the AOKB button is pressed upon entering an invalid value, a warning message will appear and entry will be denied. Press the ACancelB button to restore the invalid entry to the current value.

  • Page 24: Encoding Page

    Settings (continued) 5-3 Encoding Page This page is for setting JPEG encoding parameters. This page can be used upon access via AadminB or AoperatorB. Press the AOKB button to enable the new settings upon changing. If the AOKB button is pressed upon entering an invalid value, a warning message will appear and entry will be denied. Press the ACancelB button to restore the invalid entry to the current value.

  • Page 25: Alarm Page

    Settings (continued) 5-4 Alarm Page This page is for setting actions when there is an alarm. Up to 10 actions may be set. This page can be used upon access via AadminB or AoperatorB. Press the AOKB button to enable the new settings upon changing. If the AOKB button is pressed upon entering an invalid value, a warning message will appear and entry will be denied.

  • Page 26: Alarm Environment Page

    Settings (continued) 5-5 Alarm Environment Page This page is for setting alarm-related environments. This page can be used upon access via AadminB or AoperatorB. Press the AOKB button to enable the new settings upon changing. If the AOKB button is pressed upon entering an invalid value, a warning message will appear and entry will be denied.

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    Settings (continued) A Chattering Guard Time Setting when alarm input is specified as a trigger of the AAlarmB page. The minimum event interval can be specified for each alarm input. B Output Duration For setting the output time when alarm output is specified as an action of the AAlarmB page. C Manual Output For operating alarm output manually.

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    Settings (continued) The motion detect area will be displayed in blue. A Operator Password The AoperatorB password is required to display current settings, or change current settings. Enter the AoperatorB password and press the ASetB button. The password is set to Avn-e4B in the factory settings. This can be changed on the APasswordB page.

  • Page 29: Serial Page

    Settings (continued) 5-6 Serial Page This page is for setting the 2 serial ports. This page can be used upon access via AadminB or AoperatorB. Press the AOKB button to enable the new settings upon changing. If the AOKB button is pressed upon entering an invalid value, a warning message will appear and entry will be denied.

  • Page 30: Basic Page

    Settings (continued) 5-7 Basic Page This page is for performing basic setting related to the network. This page can be used upon access via AadminB. Press the AOKB button to enable the new settings upon changing. If the AOKB button is pressed upon entering an invalid value, a warning message will appear and entry will be denied.

  • Page 31: Details Page

    Settings (continued) 5-8 Details Page This page is for performing detailed network setting. This page can be used upon access via AadminB. Press the AOKB button to enable the new settings upon changing. If the AOKB button is pressed upon entering an invalid value, a warning message will appear and entry will be denied.

  • Page 32: Streaming Page

    Settings (continued) 5-9 Streaming Page This page is for setting manual multicast transmission. Transmission is allowed up to 10 streams. This page can be used upon access via AadminB or AoperatorB. A Control For starting or stopping streaming. Parameters that are set on the AStreamingB page will be saved when transmission is started upon pressing the AStartB button.

  • Page 33: Access Restrictions Page

    Settings (continued) 5-10 Access Restrictions Page This page is for setting client restrictions. This feature is invalid for web browser access. This page can be used upon access via AadminB. Press the AOKB button to enable the new settings upon changing. If the AOKB button is pressed upon entering an invalid value, a warning message will appear and entry will be denied.

  • Page 34: Time Page

    Settings (continued) 5-11 Time Page This page is for setting time. This page can be used upon access via admin. Press the AOKB button to enable the new settings upon changing. If the AOKB button is pressed upon entering an invalid value, a warning message will appear and entry will be denied.

  • Page 35: Password Page

    Settings (continued) 5-12 Password Page This page is for setting the password. This page can be used upon access via AadminB. Press the AOKB button to enable the new settings upon changing. A Username Select a user name. B Current Password Enter the current password.

  • Page 36: Maintenance Page

    Settings (continued) 5-13 Maintenance Page This page is for maintenance purposes. Ref... This page can be used upon access via AadminB. A A/V Settings Restores setting items in the AInputB page, AEncodingB page and AMotion DetectionB to their default values. JPEG or audio transmissions that are in progress will continue if these are possible with the factory settings.

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    Settings (continued) Initial Values of Each Page Factory Settings of Input Page Item Factory Settings Input 01 - 04 Camera Name Brightness Contrast Saturation Phase Turnover Echo Suppressor Noise Suppressor Factory Settings of Encoding Page Item Factory Settings Encoding VGA: ON QVGA: OFF Quality VGA: Average File Size 32KB...

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    Settings (continued) Factory Settings of Alarm Environment Page Item Factory Settings SMTP Server 0.0.0.0 Port Number POP before SMTP POP Server 0.0.0.0 Port Number Username Blank Password Blank FTP Server 0.0.0.0 Directory Blank Username Blank Password Blank Frame Rate 1 fps Before Trigger 5 sec After Trigger...

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    Settings (continued) Factory Settings of Basic Page Item Factory Settings IP Setting DHCP Enable IP Address 192.168.0.2 Subnet mask 255.255.255.0 Default Gateway 192.168.0.254 Host Name Blank Domain Name Blank DNS Server Off 0.0.0.0 IP Version IP Version 4: ON, IP Version 6: OFF IPv6 Address Disable Factory Settings of Details Page...

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    Settings (continued) Factory Settings of Access Restrictions Page Item Factory Settings Access Restriction deny IP Address Blank Factory Settings of Time Page Item Factory Settings NTP Server 0.0.0.0 Interval day, 7 Time Zone (GMT-5:00) US/Eastern Time (VN-E4U) (GMT) UTC (VN-E4E) Factory Settings of Password Page Item Factory Settings...

  • Page 41: Miscellaneous Page

    Settings (continued) 5-14 Miscellaneous Page This page is for setting the appearance and acquiring documents. This page can be used upon access via AadminB, AoperatorB and AuserB. A Appearance For changing the web page appearance. B Manual Press the ADownloadB button to download the AINSTRUCTIONSB in PDF format. C API Guide Press the ADownloadB button to download the A GUIDEB in PDF format.

  • Page 42: Operation Page

    Settings (continued) 5-15 Operation Page This page displays the operating status of VN-E4. This page can be used upon access via AadminB or AoperatorB. A Total Sending Bitrate Displays the total bit rate sent by VN-E4, as well as the bit rates of ATCPB and AUDPB. B Destination Displays the destination that VN-E4 is sending data to.

  • Page 43: Settings Page

    Settings (continued) 5-16 Settings Page This page displays the version information and settings of VN-E4.

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    Settings (continued)

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    Settings (continued) This page can be used upon access via AadminB or AoperatorB.

  • Page 46: Operation 6. Using The Vn-e4 Built-in Viewer

    Operation 6. Using the VN-E4 Built-in Viewer Refer to the startup guide on procedures to install the built-in viewer on the PC. 6-1 Screen Configuration of Built-in Viewer A CH1-CH4 Button For selecting the image to display. In addition, selection of a channel is not possible if the checkbox for this channel is deselected in the setting window of the built-in viewer.

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    Operation (continued) G Status Button For displaying the status information on the web setting page of VN-E4. This can be used to check the operating status of VN-E4. Additionally, when the frame rate of the built-in viewer is set to A1 fpsB or higher, the built-in viewer will specify a frame rate for the VN-E4 unit, and this frame rate will be displayed in the status information.

  • Page 48: Built-in Viewer Settings

    Operation (continued) 6-2 Built-in Viewer Settings The setting window of the built-in viewer will be displayed upon clicking the ASetupB button. NOTE: The settings on this screen are not settings of the VN-E4 unit but settings of the PC on which the built-in viewer is running. To validate changes, press the AOKB button, close the viewer, and restart the viewer.

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    Operation (continued) A ACH1 RequestB The viewer will acquire image of the corresponding CH from VN-E4 according to boxes that are checked. Checkbox When the checkbox for a channel is deselected, the viewer will not acquire image of this channel from VN-E4 and the CH button will be disabled.

  • Page 50: Gui For External Device Control

    Operation (continued) 6-3 GUI for External Device Control When a device is selected on the ASerial PortB page of VN-E4, the control GUI will be displayed upon pressing the AControl CH1- CH4B button. TK-C655 Series Controller TK-S576 Series Controller controls the following models. TK-C655E TK-C676E <...

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    Operation (continued) < Save tab > L [SAVE] Click [SAVE] to register the desired position. M [CLEAR] Click [Clear] to clear the registered position. < Menu tab > N [MENU] Opens the Setup menu. Use to close the Setup menu or to return to the main menu from the sub menu.

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    Operation (continued) TK-C1460 Series Controller TK-C1460B Series Controller controls the following models. TK-C1460B TK-C1480B A [MENU] Opens Setup menu by click. Use to close the Setup menu or to return to the main menu from the sub menu. B [SET] Use to display the sub menu or to approve the settings.

  • Page 53: Others 7. Troubleshooting

    Others 7. Troubleshooting Symptom Causes and Countermeasures The [STS] lamp does not light The STS lamp will light up if VN-E4 is started up successfully. The light will appear blinking up but blinks when power is when troubles occur during startup and the error details will be displayed in CH1-CH4. turned on.

  • Page 54: Specifications

    Others (continued) 8. Specifications [Input/Output] [General] Video input : VN-E4U: Mass : 1.1 kg NTSC composite video BNC 75 K Power/Rated consumption current: 1 Vp-p (75 K) analog composite (x4) AC adaptor AC 100 V to 240 V (20 W) VN-E4E: VN-E4 DC 5 V 3.0 A and below...

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