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NetDVR
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  • Page 1 NetDVR.book Page i Wednesday, May 12, 2004 4:06 PM NetDVR User’s Guide NetDVR...
  • Page 2 NetDVR.book Page ii Wednesday, May 12, 2004 4:06 PM NetDVR | User’s Guide Bosch Security Systems | 2004-01...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    2.1.2 Recommended PC display settings ........11 2.1.3 Connecting Ethernet and power cables ......11 2.1.4 Connecting NetDVR to a Hub on Internet or LAN .... 12 2.1.5 Connecting NetDVR directly to a PC ........12 2.1.6 Location ..................12 Installing the NetDVR Setup program ..........
  • Page 4 NetDVR.book Page iv Wednesday, May 12, 2004 4:06 PM NetDVR | User’s Guide | Contents Setting Network Information (‘Network’ tab) ........20 3.4.1 Ethernet ..................20 3.4.2 xDSL (PPPoE) ................20 3.4.3 DNS ..................... 20 3.4.4 WRS .................... 21 3.4.5 Port assignment ................ 21 Setting up user accounts (‘User’...
  • Page 5 NetDVR.book Page v Wednesday, May 12, 2004 4:06 PM NetDVR | User’s Guide | Contents 4.1.3 Changing a password ............. 32 4.1.4 Connecting ................. 32 Using the Live Viewer ................32 4.2.1 View quad monitoring screen ..........32 4.2.2 View a specific channel ............32 4.2.3 Quick recording ................
  • Page 6 NetDVR.book Page vi Wednesday, May 12, 2004 4:06 PM NetDVR | User’s Guide | Contents FILE CONVERTER ..................45 Introduction ..................... 45 6.1.1 Image Format Conversion ............45 6.1.2 Image Playback ................. 45 Installation ....................46 Starting the program ................47...
  • Page 7: Introduction

    1.1 Description 4-channel network DVR NetDVR is a digital video recorder (DVR) that is controlled from a client PC through an Ethernet connection using the TCP/IP protocol. The unit includes a Video compression device, a Web server, a Networking interface and a hard disk (HDD). It requires up to four external cameras, a power supply and a network connection to operate.
  • Page 8: Unpacking

    NetDVR.book Page 8 Wednesday, May 12, 2004 4:06 PM NetDVR | User’s Guide | Introduction 1.2 Unpacking Unpack carefully and handle the electronic equipment with care to prevent damage. Check for the following items: NetDVR • Crossover cable, 1 m (red) •...
  • Page 9 NetDVR.book Page 9 Wednesday, May 12, 2004 4:06 PM NetDVR | User s Guide | Introduction Re lay ou tput (ALARM OUT): Solid-state relay output, normally open contacts. Max . 250VAC or 250VDC, 170mA. Senso r Input: Opto-coupler alarm sensor inputs. Internal...
  • Page 10 NetDVR.book Page 10 Wednesday, May 12, 2004 4:06 PM NetDVR | User’s Guide | Introduction Base band video inputs Analogue video inputs for NTSC or PAL signals on BNC. The 4 inputs can be terminated into 75 Ohms or High impedance for loop trough. Use a BNC T-piece for the loop through connection.
  • Page 11: Installation

    Configure the Administrator’s settings. • Configure the recording and search options. • Mount the NetDVR in the correct location and re-connect the power and Ethernet. • Connect the external cameras. Installation details are given in the following paragraphs: 2.1.1 System requirements For NetDVR you need: •...
  • Page 12: Connecting Netdvr To A Hub On Internet Or Lan

    (SUPPLIED) your Internet service provider). Note: The network address of the local user and that of the NetDVR must be within the same network segment. 2.1.5 Connecting NetDVR directly to a PC To configure the NetDVR locally, it can be connected directly to a PC.
  • Page 13: Installing The Netdvr Setup Program

    • Select a directory to install the program to, if needed. Note: The default is 'D:\Program Files\Bosch\NetDVR’, where D: is the disk holding the operating system. • Click the ‘Finish’ button to complete the installation. If ‘Desktop shortcuts’ has been selected, the following three icons appear on the desktop: •...
  • Page 14: Removing The Program (Uninstall)

    • Playback: to search and playback recorded images and backup files. 2.4 Opening Configuration program Click on the ‘NetDVR Configuration’ icon on the desktop or on the link in the Start menu. Enter your password (default: admin). To change the password, click on the ‘Edit’...
  • Page 15: Explorer

    (for future extension of the program). Note: The ‘Local Area Cameras’ directory lists all NetDVR devices on the local network segment that are detected but not yet registered in the ‘My Cameras’ folder. When registering a NetDVR onto ‘My Cameras’, it will disappear from the ‘Local Area Cameras’...
  • Page 16: My Cameras' Folder

    ‘Delete Cam’ in the pop-up menu. Note: The name of a registered NetDVR may have up to 30 English characters or numbers. NetDVR with a dynamic IP are registered in the ‘WRS’ folder (this option is for future extension). Important: For easy access to a remote or local NetDVR always use it on a fixed IP address.
  • Page 17: Registering A Netdvr In A Local Network

    IP address so cannot access the NetDVR. This is why a WRS (Web Registration Server) is necessary. A NetDVR with dynamic IP is registered to the WRS server to make it easy for users to find the changed IP address and to access it.
  • Page 18: Configuring The Netdvr

    NetDVR.book Page 18 Wednesday, May 12, 2004 4:06 PM NetDVR | User’s Guide | Configuring the NetDVR 3. Configuring the NetDVR Select the NetDVR in the explorer frame of the ‘NetDVR ConfigStation’ window. • Click the IP address or the Nickname.
  • Page 19: Camera Setup Shortcuts

    IP type: Select "Local IP" for using a local time server or "Public IP" to use a time server on the Internet (NetDVR connects automatically to one of 59 preprogrammed time servers). Local IP: Enter the IP address of the local Time Server (either a NetDVR configured as time server or a Network PC with Windows Time Server enabled).
  • Page 20: Setting Network Information ('Network' Tab)

    NetDVR | User’s Guide | Configuring the NetDVR Note about time overlap After the time setting for the NetDVR has been adjusted, there may be an overlap of time settings of previously recorded images with newly recorded images. To avoid deletion of images, the frames with the same new time are recorded next to the previous ones.
  • Page 21: Wrs

    NetDVR | User’s Guide | Configuring the NetDVR 3.4.4 WRS When a NetDVR is connected via ISDN, xDSL or a cable modem, its IP address changes whenever it reconnects to the Internet service provider. In this case, users don’t know the IP address and thus cannot access the NetDVR.
  • Page 22: Setting Up User Accounts ('User' Tab)

    Check the ‘HDD’ box to give the user access to search and playback functions in the Playback program. • Check the ‘DEL, box to give the user access to deleting recorded images using the Playback program. Click the “Apply” button to load the settings in the NetDVR. Bosch Security Systems | 2004-01...
  • Page 23: Setting Channel Information ('Channel' Tab)

    NetDVR.book Page 23 Wednesday, May 12, 2004 4:06 PM NetDVR | User’s Guide | Configuring the NetDVR 3.6 Setting Channel information (‘Channel’ tab) Channel Use 3.6.1 The ‘Channel’ tab function configures channels to view live images and to record them on the NetDVR’s internal HDD.
  • Page 24: Ptz

    Settings for Bosch and Philips Autodome devices: Interface: RS232, Baud: 9600, Parity: None, Stopbit: 1, Address: address of the PTZ device, and Databit: 8. The NetDVR may support up to four PTZ devices for four separate channels. Use the RS232-to-bi-phase converter to connect and address the four devices.
  • Page 25: Setting Security Information ('Security' Tab)

    ‘192.168.1.99 to 192.168.1.101’ and ‘192.168.1.150 to 192.168.1.160’ as ‘Deny’, the relevant IP users cannot access the NetDVR. If you wish to allow or deny access to just one IP address, enter the IP address as a range in the form ‘192.168.1.100-192.168.1.100’.
  • Page 26: Hdd Status

    The pie diagram shows the Hard Disk Drive’s free space. HDD Enable: • If the ‘HDD Enable’ box is checked, the NetDVR will record images on its HDD as selected in the ‘Schedule’ tab. • If the ‘HDD Enable’ is not selected, the NetDVR will neither record nor playback. The default value is ‘Enabled’.
  • Page 27: Setting Screen Adjustment ('Screen Adjustment' Tab)

    For NTSC cameras adjust until the white image areas appear white. For PAL leave the adjustment at default. Saturation: Adjusts the color brightness of the image. Click the “Apply” button to upload the settings into the NetDVR. Bosch Security Systems | 2004-01...
  • Page 28: Setting Schedule Information ('Schedule' Tab)

    Check the relevant boxes to enable the devices. Note: The NetDVR supports normally-closed (NC) type sensors only. These option check boxes only configure which type of external device is used. The functions controlled by the relevant external device are configured in the separate ‘Setup’...
  • Page 29: Time Table

    NetDVR.book Page 29 Wednesday, May 12, 2004 4:06 PM NetDVR | User’s Guide | Configuring the NetDVR Note: Repeat for each channel to configure all relevant schedules. Each channel can have its own timetable. 3.10.3 Time Table • A day can be divided into 5 time zones between 0:00 and 24:00.
  • Page 30: Quality Box

    NetDVR.book Page 30 Wednesday, May 12, 2004 4:06 PM NetDVR | User’s Guide | Configuring the NetDVR • If the motion detect ‘MD’ or a sensor (S1~S4) check box is selected, the image is recorded on the HDD with the 'Alarm Save’ setting, when that device triggers the alarm.
  • Page 31: Setting Up The Output Relay Schedule

    ‘Motion Detect CH1 ~ CH4’ or ‘Sensor Input 1 ~ Input 4’. Click on the OK button to confirm the settings and return to the ‘Schedule’ main screen. Click the “Apply” button to upload the settings into the NetDVR. Bosch Security Systems | 2004-01...
  • Page 32: Monitoring

    NetDVR.book Page 32 Wednesday, May 12, 2004 4:06 PM NetDVR | User’s Guide | Monitoring 4. Monitoring 4.1 Opening the Live Viewer To open the Live Viewer: • Click on the ‘NetDVR Monitor’ icon on the desktop. • Click on the ‘NetDVR Monitor’ icon in the Windows Start menu >>Programs>>Bosch>>NetDVR Monitor.
  • Page 33: Login

    NetDVR.book Page 33 Wednesday, May 12, 2004 4:06 PM NetDVR | User’s Guide | Monitoring 4.1.2 Login • Enter the User Name and Password of the selected NetDVR and click the OK button. 4.1.3 Changing a password The Login screen allows the User’s Password to be changed.
  • Page 34: Quick Recording

    NetDVR.book Page 34 Wednesday, May 12, 2004 4:06 PM NetDVR | User’s Guide | Monitoring 4.2.3 Quick recording When monitoring real-time images, you can record specific images to the PC’s hard disk. To record from the Live Viewer: • Click on the red ‘Rec’ button (or press ‘Ctrl’+S).
  • Page 35: Channel Selection When Ptz Is Enabled

    NetDVR.book Page 35 Wednesday, May 12, 2004 4:06 PM NetDVR | User’s Guide | Monitoring PTZ is 4.2.5 Channel selection when enabled If a user is authorized for PTZ control functions, cameras must be selected by clicking on Camera View selection icons (see also 4.2.2). Clicking on the image will also trigger pan, tilt zoom or focus activity.
  • Page 36: Changing Viewing Resolution And Frame Rate

    NetDVR.book Page 36 Wednesday, May 12, 2004 4:06 PM NetDVR | User’s Guide | Monitoring viewing and frame 4.2.7 Changing resolution rate To change resolution: • Place the mouse pointer over the image. • Click the right hand mouse button.
  • Page 37: Playback

    NetDVR.book Page 37 Wednesday, May 12, 2004 4:06 PM NetDVR | User’s Guide | Playback 5. Playback This viewer is to monitor the recorded images of NetDVR. The login process is same as for the ‘Live Viewer’. See section 4.1. 5.1 Opening the Playback Viewer To open The Playback Viewer •...
  • Page 38: Select A Netdvr To Playback

    NetDVR.book Page 38 Wednesday, May 12, 2004 4:06 PM NetDVR | User’s Guide | Playback 5.1.1 Select a NetDVR to playback If a NetDVR is already selected, its nickname or IP Address is shown in the address field (top right). •...
  • Page 39: Changing A Password

    NetDVR.book Page 39 Wednesday, May 12, 2004 4:06 PM NetDVR | User’s Guide | Playback 5.1.3 Changing a password The Login screen allows for changing the User’s Password. • If the selected NetDVR is registered, the ‘Change Password’ check button is active.
  • Page 40: Image Control Panel

    NetDVR.book Page 40 Wednesday, May 12, 2004 4:06 PM NetDVR | User’s Guide | Playback 5.3 Image Control panel The image of a selected camera is also displayed in the control panel in a small screen at the top right corner. To select an image from a quad screen display, click the image once.
  • Page 41: Disk Control Panel

    Playback, the message 'Auto Delete (number)’ is displayed. (The ‘number’ refers to the number of deleted image frames). 5.4.2 Data Backup It is possible to backup recorded images from a NetDVR onto the user’s PC, via the network. To backup a portion of recorded data: •...
  • Page 42: Playback Control

    NetDVR.book Page 42 Wednesday, May 12, 2004 4:06 PM NetDVR | User’s Guide | Playback The maximum capacity of a continuous backup file is 600MB. If the selected data exceeds 600MB, the file is split. If this occurs, a number is appended after file name and the same ID is assigned to every split file.
  • Page 43: Play Control Panel

    NetDVR.book Page 43 Wednesday, May 12, 2004 4:06 PM NetDVR | User’s Guide | Playback 5.5.2 Play Control Panel Previous/Reverse-Play/Stop/Play/Next (from left to right). Note: Clicking the ‘prev’ (‘next’) button once advances to the previous (next) frame. 5.5.3 Playback Time Select •...
  • Page 44: 4) Hair Line For Frame Movement

    NetDVR.book Page 44 Wednesday, May 12, 2004 4:06 PM NetDVR | User’s Guide | Playback 5.6.4 (4) Hair line for frame movement • Use the hairline scroll bar to move to the relevant frame. The hairline can be moved by dragging it to the required time or my clicking on the required time or on the frame.
  • Page 45 NetDVR.book Page 45 Wednesday, May 12, 2004 4:06 PM NetDVR | User’s Guide | Playback Installing and formatting the Hard Disk Drive Important: Make sure power is disconnected from the NetDVR before working on the unit. Removing the HDD cradle: Unlocking and removing the HDD cradle from the Rack.
  • Page 46 NetDVR.book Page 46 Wednesday, May 12, 2004 4:06 PM NetDVR | User’s Guide | Playback Fitting the HDD in the cradle: • Lift the handle and slide the HDD cradle into the rack. • Pull the handle down and ensure the cradle seats correctly in the rack.
  • Page 47: File Converter

    NetDVR.book Page 47 Wednesday, May 12, 2004 4:06 PM NetDVR | User’s Guide | File Converter 6. File Converter 6.1 Introduction This File Converter software program converts the image files recorded and stored by the “Net” series of network video products to file formats supported by the Windows operating systems.
  • Page 48: Installation

    NetDVR.book Page 48 Wednesday, May 12, 2004 4:06 PM NetDVR | User’s Guide | File Converter 6.2 Installation Navigate to the File Converter folder and File Converter program on the Program CD. • Start the File Converter installer program by double clicking the “RecFileConverter.exe program name in...
  • Page 49: Starting The Program

    NetDVR.book Page 49 Wednesday, May 12, 2004 4:06 PM NetDVR | User’s Guide | File Converter 6.3 Starting the program To start the program from the desktop double click the icon. The Command bar gives the following selection options: File Selects the file format and file as conversion input.
  • Page 50 NetDVR.book Page 50 Wednesday, May 12, 2004 4:06 PM NetDVR | User’s Guide | File Converter Bosch Security Systems | 2004-01...
  • Page 51 NetDVR.book Page i Wednesday, May 12, 2004 4:06 PM NetDVR | User’s Guide Bosch Security Systems | 2004-01...
  • Page 52 NetDVR.book Page ii Wednesday, May 12, 2004 4:06 PM Bosch Sicherheitssysteme GmbH Bosch Security Systems B.V. Ludwig-Bölkow-Allee P.O. Box 80002 85521 Ottobrunn 5600 JB Eindhoven Germany The Netherlands www.bosch-sicherheitssysteme.de www.boschsecuritysystems.com 9922 141 01091 04-20 © 2004 Bosch Security Systems B.V.