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Alarm Handling with History Log. Pre- and post alarm recording, selectable per camera. Archive onto GE Security DVSe Disk Array, or RAID, DAT, AIT, or CD-Rs. IEEE 1394 Firewire interface for GE Security DVSe Disk Array or Firewire Disk Drives. Continuous Recording with simultaneous Archiving.
Auto-Daylight savings time change function. Clock synchronization with Network Server. Alarm Notification via email and/or TCP/IP. Integrated WaveBrowser Software. Dynamic IP addressing (DHCP). Support for Dynamic Domain Name Server (DDNS). One-touch image printing directly from the DVMRe. Support for over a dozen languages. Hard Disk monitoring and testing features.
Ten and Sixteen-Channel Units Password Access Changeable Default Type Level Function by user? Password Press ‘ENTER’ Provides access to the Operator Operator Operator and SystemView menus. 4 Times Provides access to all on-screen Installer 3 4 7 7 Installer menus. Resets the multiplexer to the Factory factory defaults (except the time,...
the specified operating temperature limits may cause the unit to fail. Do not install the unit on top of other hot equipment. Leave space between rack mounted units. Moisture: Do not expose the unit to rain or moisture. Moisture can damage the internal components. Do not install the unit near sources of water.
14. RS485 Port 2 Connector: For connecting to keyboard and other RS485 devices. 15. RS232 Port 2: For Event Generation and ASCII Text insertion. Camera Inputs There are two BNC jacks for each camera. Either Cable: 75-Ohm Coaxial jack can receive a camera signal. The signal is Connectors: BNC looped (directly connected to the other jack), making the camera signal available to other equipment.
Connect from pin 23 to either pin 18, 19, or 20 (ground pins). NOTE All specifications subject to change without notice. GE Security believes all specifications to be correct at time of printing, but no liability is assumed for omissions or errors. AUX Port The back panel of the unit is equipped with an Aux Port (DB-9 style connector).
RJ-45 Pin Configuration For Ethernet Port 2 3 4 5 6 7 Not Connected Not Connected Not Connected Not Connected RJ-45 socket on back panel. SCSI and IEEE 1394 archiving devices should not be connected to the DVMRe Triplex NOTE simultaneously.
RS232 Port 1 For a Modem connection or remote control of unit. See section 3.17 for information about configuring the modem settings in the menu system. See section 9 for RS232 Remote Control Protocols. DB-9 Pin Configuration For Port 1 Ground DB-9 on back panel.
Power-up procedure Power Supply Input Once the system installation is complete, apply power in the following order: Voltage: 12 Volt DC 1. Energize the monitors and all of the cameras. Power: 60 Watt (5 Amp) 2. Energize the DVMRe Triplex. Connector: 2.1mm barrel, center positive Once power is applied to the unit, it will begin its power-up procedure.
DMVRe Triplex Basic Operations 2.1 Principal Operating Modes The DVMRe Triplex has three principal modes of operation: Live Viewing. Playback. Recording. All three of these modes can operate simultaneously. Each mode is discussed in detail later in this section. 2.2 The Front Panel 1.
2.3 Live Viewing Multiscreen Display In Live Multiscreen mode, press one of the Multiscreen buttons to activate the multiscreen display on Monitor-A or Monitor-B. Live Multiscreens are displayed with gray borders. For detailed information about Multiscreen displays, see section 2.6. Multiscreen Buttons Multiscreen Display With Sequencing If a multiscreen display does not include all of the cameras, the remaining...
Selecting Monitor-B To control Monitor-B, press the lower part of the Monitor button. The Monitor-B LED will light to indicate that the number keypad now controls Monitor-B. Press the upper part of the Monitor button again to return the keypad control to Monitor-A. Monitor Button 2.4 Playback Playback always displays on Monitor A.
Stop Playback To stop playback and return to Live Multiscreen mode on Monitor A, press the Stop button. Stop Button Multiscreen Display During Playback, press one of the Multiscreen buttons to activate a multiscreen display. The 6-way and PIP multiscreen displays are not available in Playback mode.
scene. Because the search interface is so dynamic, the search interface is covered in detail in a separate section of this manual. See section 5. 2.5 Recording To begin recording, press the Record button. Recording will be indicated by the LED located directly above the Record button.
2.6 Display Options Available Multiscreen Displays Press the Multiscreen buttons to activate the multiscreen display. Pressing the individual multiscreen button will display the corresponding multiscreen. 10-Way 9-Way Monitor A 6-Way 7-Way 13-Way 16-Way Monitor B 4-Way The multiscreen display is limited to the number of camera inputs on the unit. Sixteen-Channel unit: Capable of displaying all multiscreens.
Selecting Cameras Display any camera in the active cameo by pressing the Number button of the desired camera. Once a camera has been selected, the active cameo advances to the next cameo on the right. Number Button The camera selection only changes the multiscreen currently being displayed. Each multiscreen must be configured separately.
To return the unit to the default sequence list, go to the Main Menu Sequencing Full Screen Dwell menu. Select 03 seconds by rotating the Jog, then press the Enter button. Note: Any alteration of the dwell time from this menu will cancel the sequence list and return to the default (numeric) order.
Conditional Indicators Condition Full Screen Indicator Multiscreen Indicator Alarm A in cameo of camera in alarm Autolist™ Program mode Freeze (Asterisk) in frozen cameo Macro Record mode F followed by macro number F followed by macro number M in cameo w/ motion detection Motion Detection V in cameo with videoloss Videoloss...
Reverse Play When in Reverse Play mode and the Reverse Play button is pressed, the unit will enter the Triplex mode of operation. When Reverse Play is pressed again, the unit will revert back into the normal Playback mode. While in the Triplex mode, if forward play is in progress, the Reverse Play button will change the playback Reverse Play direction.
Multiscreen Display With Sequencing The bottom right cameo of any multiscreen will start sequencing when the Sequence button is pressed. If this camera is a playback image, the sequencing will include all the non-displayed playback cameras, and vice versa for a live image. Sequence Button Full Screen Display Select any camera for Full Screen display by pressing the Number button of...
Printer Setup The following equipment and conditions are required for the operation of the Print Image feature. Equipment HP DeskJet 3820 Hawking Print Server PN7127P Conditions The Printer and Print Server must be connected to the same local network as the Triplex. The Triplex must be aware of the Print Server’s IP address.
Menu System Overview 3.1 Menu Notation In This Manual In the following sections, there are headings like this: Main Menu Time/Date Set Time Meaning: From the Main Menu, select Time/Date, then press the Enter button. The Time/Date menu will appear. From the Time/Date menu, select Set Time, then press the Enter button. A pop-up or pull-down menu will appear.
3.4 Menus In This Manual Each menu is covered in detail in this chapter of this manual. Menus and Menu Items appear in the manual in the same order they appear on-screen. Main Menu QuickInstall Menu Operator menu SystemView Menus 3.5 Navigating The Menu System Selecting a Menu from the Menu Bar: When the menu system is first accessed, only the menu bar is displayed.
3.7 The Main Menu Main Menu Overview The Main menu contains the majority of programmable options for the DVMRe Triplex. Each item in the Main menu is described in detail in this section of the manual. Main menu items appear in this section in the same order they appear in the menu. 3.8 Time/Date Use this menu to specify: Time/Date Display...
Main Menu Time/Date Set Date Format Rotate the Jog to set the desired date format. Select from either: Date Format Setup MM/DD/YY Select Format DD/MM/YY MM/DD/YY YY/MM/DD Press the Enter button to confirm the selection and exit the menu. Press the Menu button to exit the menu without making changes. Main Menu Time/Date Set Time...
Main Menu Time/Date Set Region Use this menu to set the region for the Auto Daylight Savings Time feature. Choices are: Regional Settings Daylight Saving : OFF: Clock will not be changed automatically, but can still Time Zone GMT+00:00 be adjusted by one hour using the daylight saving macros. USA: DST starts at 02:00 on the first Sunday in April.
3.9 Sequencing Use this menu to specify: Multiscreen Dwell The multiscreen dwell time. Fullscreen Dwell The full screen dwell time. The dwell time is the amount of time each camera is displayed on-screen (while sequencing) before advancing to the next camera. Main Menu Sequencing Multiscreen Dwell...
q Main Menu Record Record Timer Use this menu to setup Preset Record Timer Events. Start Stop Macro ON/OFF 1. Rotate the Shuttle to select a timed event from the list. 22:59 01:59 NONE 2. Press the ENTER button to enter the Edit mode. MON-FRI 05:56 04:06...
About Events: An Event is an action that the unit acknowledges by recording at the NOTE Event Record Rate, yet it is not cause for an Alarm. Events may be created two ways, via RS232 text insertion and Activity detection. Example of an Event: A camera is pointed at the front door inside the lobby during business hours.
1. Rotate the Jog to navigate, and the Shuttle to change the values. 2. To save changes and exit the menu: Select [OK], and then press the Enter button. 3. To exit the menu without making changes: Press the Menu button, or select [CANCEL], then press the Enter button.
versa. The maximum record rate for multiple cameras is 48pps (NTSC)(40pps PAL). The maximum record rate for a single camera is 30pps (NTSC)(25pps PAL). The bottom right corner of the menu contains a record duration calculator. The top line indicates the estimated recording time of the cameras in Activity record mode only.
Test Duration: This option is for the type of test to run; Fast or Thorough. The Thorough test will test significantly more sectors than the Fast test. GE recommends using the Thorough test. The Fast test can miss some disk failures...
Disk Test Setup Disk Test: DISABLE Test Frequency in hours: Test Duration: Fast [CANCEL] [OK] Disk Test Result: Disk Failed Disk 1: Write Error Disk 2: Write Error Use the Jog to move between the menu fields and the Shuttle for the selections within the fields. When satisfied with the selections select OK and press the Enter button to execute.
Main Menu Record Auto Delete Mode The ADM feature prevents the unit from displaying or archiving any search results that are more than thirty days old. This feature may be required by law in some jurisdictions. Choose from 1 to 99 days or Off.
Main Menu Alarms Alarm Latch This feature determines how the unit latches alarm conditions. Latched Select from the following options: Transparent Latched: The alarm is activated until it is silenced and acknowledged Timed Out by the user. Transparent: The alarm is active only while receiving alarm input. The alarm condition is canceled when the alarm input ceases.
Main Menu Alarms Alarm Record Mode Alarm Record Mode Use this menu to determine how the unit will record cameras in alarm. No Change: Unit changes to the Alarm Record Rate, but it does not Select Mode give priority to the camera in alarm. Interleaved Exclusive: The unit records only the camera (or cameras) in alarm.
Main Menu Alarms Link To A Macro Use this menu to link an alarm input to a macro. If a link is created, a macro will run each time that alarm is activated. Alarm: Select the alarm input you would like to link. Macro: Select the macro number you wish to link to.
Main Menu Alarms Videoloss Action Use this menu to configure how the unit responds to videoloss. Videoloss Action Camera: Select the camera you wish to configure. Camera : Relay 1: If enabled, the unit will activate Relay 1 when videoloss Relay 1: Disable is detected.
Email Notification Setup One or more of these Notify Vidloss: ENABLE fields must be set to Notify Alarm: DISABLE ENABLE to receive an email notification of Notify Record: DISABLE the selected event. Notify Archive: DISABLE Notify Menu Access: DISABLE Notify Power Up: DISABLE Notify Connection: DISABLE...
TCP/IP Notification Setup One or more of these Notify Vidloss: DISABLE fields must be set to Notify Alarm: DISABLE ENABLE to receive an Notify Record: DISABLE email notification of the selected event. Notify Archive: DISABLE Notify Menu Access: DISABLE Notify Power Up: DISABLE Notify Connection: DISABLE...
Keystroke count while in the menu system: While recording a macro, entering the NOTE menu system, changing multiple menu items, and exiting the menu system are only counted as one keystroke. Using the Jog to navigate the menu system does not count as keystrokes.
Main Menu Macro Edit Submacro A submacro is an RS232 command string that is used to control a peripheral device. Submacros are activated during macros. See the table above for information about programming a macro to activate a submacro. Select the submacro you wish to edit from the menu system. This menu will appear. Edit Submacro 01 066 066 010 --- --- --- --- --- --- [P] [B] [B] ...
Main Menu Motion Detection Enable/Disable Detection Selecting Enable All or Disable All from this menu will activate or deactivate Individual Enable motion detection on all cameras. Enable All Selecting Individual Enable from this menu will bring up the following menu. Disable All Individual Enable Menu Detection Enable...
Link to Event: Selecting Yes in this menu will activate the event record speed when activity detection is present. Intrusion Detection Setup If Intrusion is selected in Motion Detection Type field, the following parameters are enabled: Sensitivity: Rotate the Shuttle to change the motion detection sensitivity, 10 being the most sensitive.
‘MENU’ : Exit Activity Setup ‘ENTER’: Save and Exit Activity Setup ‘PAUSE’: Toggle between Enable and Neutral ‘STOP’ : Toggle between Disable and Neutral ‘ZOOM’ : Disable/Enable all zones Function ‘PLAY FORWARD’: Increase the Sensitivity level Button “PLAY REVERSE’: Decrease the Sensitivity level Sensitivity Scope Use the sensitivity scope to adjust the motion detection sensitivity for the scene.
Titles Display Titles Display Camera titles may be displayed on either monitor. Use this menu Monitor A: to turn this feature On or Off. Monitor B: OFF [CANCEL] [OK] Rotate the Jog buttons to navigate and the Shuttle to change the values. Edit Titles Rotate the Shuttle to select the camera whose title you wish to configure, and then press the Enter button.
Main Menu Camera Setup Camera Disable Use this menu to: Individual Disable Enable or Disable cameras individually Power Up Disable Configure the unit to disable cameras automatically at power-up Auto Disable Now if video loss is detected. Automatically disable all inputs detecting videoloss. Individual Disable Camera Disable Use this menu to Disable or Enable each camera input...
Main Menu Camera Setup Camera Scope Use this menu to view a live luminance histogram of the currently displayed camera. Luminance Histogram A Luminance Histogram is a graphical representation of how many times each gray-level value occurs in an image. Use this feature to analyze and optimize the video input signal.
3.15 Archive Setup Data recorded by the unit can be archived to an external archive device. Use this menu to: Port Select Select the Port where the archive device will be connected. Background Archive Turn Background Archiving mode Off and On. Erase Archive Medium Erase the recorded data on a compatible archive device.
Audio Limitations: 1. To record audio at least one the unit’s video inputs must be set to record video at a rate of 1pps or faster. 2. If all the cameras are set to EVENT mode and no events are occurring, no audio will be recorded regardless of the event recording speed.
1. With the Modem Init String highlighted, press the Enter button to enter the Edit mode. The character bank will appear in the center of the menu. 2. Press the Sequence button to select the desired character bank. 3. Rotate the Shuttle to navigate the Modem Init String. 4.
Main Menu Communications Ethernet Settings An ethernet connection can be used to connect to the unit from a PC for the viewing of live or recorded images. Use this menu to configure the Ethernet communications settings. Select from the following: Ethernet: Select Enable or Disable.
3.18 Front Panel Lock Use this feature to lock the front panel keypad. While locked, the only operational key on the front panel is the Menu button. Unlock Keyboard To unlock the front panel, enter the Installer password and return Lock Keyboard to this menu.
Changing the Installer or Operator Passwords To change the password: 1. Highlight the password you wish to change, then press the Password Box Enter button. A password box will appear. Enter a new Install Password 2. Enter the new password using the Number buttons. 3.
3.21 The QuickInstall Menu QuickInstall Menu Overview Change the time After installation is complete, it is strongly recommended that, as a minimum, the items in the QuickInstall menu be configured Change the date before the unit is used. Edit Camera Titles All items located in the QuickInstall menu are also found in the Camera Disable Main menu.
Use the following table to find detailed information about configuring specific items from the Operator menu. Operator Menu Item Primary Menu Location Section In Manual Sequencing Main Menu Sequencing Time/Date Display Main Menu Time/Date Time/Date Display Titles Display 3.14 Main Menu Camera Setup Camera Titles Title Display...
View Screens 1 through 10: These menus provide an overview of the units current operating parameters and the menu settings selected by the user or installer. Each View Screen is described in the following tables. The default values are bolded and italicized. The View Screens View Screen 1 Alarm Input...
View Screen 4 Record Rate Event Camera Settings: T = Timelapse, E = Event, ET = Event and Timelapse Timelapse Record Rate: In pictures per second (pps). 30 spp Event Record Rate: In pictures per second (pps). 1 pps Pre Event Duration: 0 to 5 seconds. 2 Post Event Duration: 0 to 200 seconds.
View Screen 8 Auto Disable: On or Off. Background Archive: On or Off. Monitor Setup: Single or Dual. Baud Rate Port 1: 1200,1400, 4800, 9600, 19200, 38400, and 57600. Baud Rate Port 2: 1200,1400, 4800, 9600, 19200, 38400, and 57600. Network Address: 001-005.
Alarms 4.1 Alarm Input Alarm devices are connected via the Alarm PCB on the back panel of the unit (see section 1.7). Each Alarm Input corresponds with the Camera Input of the same number. Alarm input to camera number assignments can be changed on 10 and 16-channel models. See Alarm Action menu (section 3.11). 4.2 Alarm Output Front Panel Alarm LED: The LED located to the left and above the Alarm button is lit for the duration of the alarm.
Other display options include: A full screen display of a single camera in alarm, with a sequenced full screen display for additional cameras in alarm. This option is selectable in the menu system (see Full Screen Alarm in section 3.11). Freeze camera display at the time the alarm was received.
Recorded Alarms Internal Buzzer: During playback, the internal buzzer is activated until it is silenced and acknowledged. This feature can be turned off in the menu system (see Playback Buzzer, Buzzer Setup in section 3.11). Front Panel Alarm LED: The LED located to the left and above the Alarm button is lit for the duration of the alarm.
Searching The DVMRe Triplex is equipped with a powerful search interface to access video files stored on the hard disk or an external archive device. Search Menu Overview Search Button Search Filters Disk Analysis Screen Disk Analysis Screen Motion Search Search Filters Search Disk Analysis Screen...
5.1 Disk Analysis Screen Begin by pressing the Search button. The Disk Analysis Screen will appear. This screen shows a graphical representation of the recorded video stored on the internal hard disk. Search Button 02/28/2002 20:45:00 Arrow Cursors Disk Time Disk Analysis Screen 01/21/2002 20:17:01 01/21/2002 20:17:01...
5.3 Motion Search Pressing the Search button a second time will bring up the Motion Search menu. This menu performs a motion search with six preset time parameters and a custom search option. Rotate the Jog to navigate and the Shuttle to select a specific parameter. Selecting the Custom option and pressing the Enter button starts playback and brings up another window with Start/Stop, Time/Date options.
Pressing Enter upon completion of the activity setup will start the search and launch the Search Results window. See section 5.4 for operating instructions. 5.4 Search Filters Pressing the Search button a third time brings up the Search Filters Menu. Use the Search Filters menu to specify: The type of operation to be performed: Play from Disk, Play from Archive, Copy from Disk to Archive, and Copy from Archive to Disk.
5.5 Retail Search The local retail search feature is provided for customers who wish to search video for specific products from the front panel of the DVMRe. The customer can select from predefined product names from predefined categories. To use this feature you must create a text file containing the categories (product types) and product names (sub levels) that you want to search.
When the retail text file has been uploaded this page provides the options to delete or upload a new retail text file. The user can view the retail text file by clicking the link to the retail text file. The user can download the retail text file to a PC by right-clicking the link and by choosing 'Save Target As'.
The following operations can be performed on this screen: Select category in the categories list. Select and deselect sub levels of the currently highlighted category. Clear individual or all selected sub levels. 3 categories, 5 sub levels, and 5 selected sub levels can be displayed on screen at one time. Up/down keys will scroll the screen backward and forward.
Activity, Text, Motion, Alarm Search Results Time/Date Search Results Search Results Search Results Start Date Start Time Days HH MM SS 01/21/2002 20:07:10 0 04:35:15 01/21/2002 20:08:10 0 00:01:55 3/19 06:11 3/19 21:42 3/19 23:51 3/20 6:26 3/20 14:30 01/21/2002 20:09:10 0 00:00:38 01/21/2002...
WebBrowser The DVMRe Triplex has an integrated WebBrowser interface. The WaveBrowser option allows the user to view video from any ethernet connected Triplexes with software version 4.09 or above. For WaveBrowser to function properly, certain ActiveX controls must be set correctly. To NOTE setup the ActiveX controls: 1.
6.1 WaveBrowser Overview and Controls Button Panel Main Viewing Area Drop Down Volume List The Main program window consists of the following areas: The Main Viewing Area: The large blue area. The Button Panel: The left side of the window. The Drop Down Volume List: Allows the selection of available Disk volumes.
The Button Panel 1. Play Backward button: Click on this button to playback video in reverse. 2. Stop button: Click on this button to halt all playback operations. The Play Pointer Slider Bar moves to the start of data. 3. Play Forward button: Click on this button to playback video. 4.
6.2 DVMRe Triplex WaveLink A new feature with Triplex software version 5.00 is the DVMRe Triplex WaveLink. This feature allows putting command codes in the URL when calling WaveBrowser to control actions the WaveBrowser is going to perform. This feature can be used by Web Developers to link various cameras to specific Web content. It will also be used by the DVMRe Email feature to allow the recipient of an alarm email to click on a link in the email, which causes the WaveBrowser to connect and play back at the time when the alarm occurred.
The default page, http://126.96.36.199, does not accept option codes and will open the WaveBrowser in disconnected state. The example URL from above (http://188.8.131.52/wrcontrollite_c=1s=2a=3t=1361959858.ssi) requests the WaveBrowser to make a normal connection, play back at 2/27/2003 10:53:32 displaying camera 1 in medium size. Email Links The DVMRe Triplex is able to send emails when certain events occur (like videoloss, alarms, etc.).
Technical Specifications General External Power Supply 12 Volt DC. 60 Watt (5 Amp) Connector 2.1mm barrel connector, center positive. Power Consumption 35 Watt nominal (single hard disk). Operating Temperature Range Operating: 0 to 40°C. Storage: -20 to +60°C. Relative Humidity Range (Non-Condensing) Operating: 10% to 80%.
Audio Audio Input 315mV, 40k Ohms. Unbalanced. Audio Output 315mV, 600 Ohms. Unbalanced. Alarms Inputs 1 per camera. Relay Configuration User programmable as Normally Open or Normally Closed. Record Priority Interleaved, Exclusive, or No Change. Alarm Status Indicators Relay Outputs, On-screen Indicators. Status Retrievable via RS232 port.
RS232 Alarm/Event Generation/Text Insertion Protocol The RS232 Alarm/Event Generation /Text Insertion Protocol is designed to deliver Alarm, Event (commands), and Text data to the DVMRe from serial interface devices through the RS232 port. NOTE Setting and Clearing Alarms with this Protocol is equivalent to activating and deactivating Alarms on the hardware alarm inputs.
8.3 Alarm/Event Fields The two least significant bits are currently used for the Event commands. Bits 2 and 3 are used for the Alarm commands. 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 Event Start Event Stop Alarm Start Alarm Stop 8.4 Alarm Actions No Alarm Change –...
8.5 Event Actions NOTE All Event messages will be ignored while an Alarm condition exists in the DVMRe. No Event Change – 0000 0000b If both the start and stop bits are clear, there will be no change to the event status. The camera’s record rate will not be changed.
RS232 Remote Control Protocol The unit supports two different communication types: Remote Front Panel Button Emulation Remote Configuration and Status 9.1 Front Panel Button Emulation Monitor B Data Structure Reserved 51-63 Byte 1: 0xFF Left Arrow Byte 2: 0x55 Right Arrow Byte 3: Front Panel Button Code Up Arrow Down Arrow...
Read data from DVMRe Triplex written to. For details about the contents of Configuration and status data can be read from each block, contact GE-Interlogix and request the DVMRe Triplex. The data is arranged in the the Block Data Structure for the DVMRe form of 16 byte blocks, numbered from 1 to 213.
Macro Tables Photo copy this page and use it to keep a record of the programmed macro functions. 10.1 Macro Functions Table Macro Description Number Function + Daylight Savings Time: Sets clock ahead one hour in April, and back one hour in October.
Failure to comply with these instructions will delay service of the unit, and may result in the unit not being accepted by the Repair Center. Factory Address GE Security Attention: Repair Center 3050 Redhill ave Costa Mesa, CA. 92626...
11.2 Warranty and Return Information GE Security warrants all of its equipment for three years from the date of purchase. This warranty covers any defects in materials and workmanship. Equipment failures that are due to improper installation, modification, abuse, or acts of nature will not be covered by this warranty. The repair department will evaluate all equipment returned for repair to determine warranty coverage.