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Digital Video Recorder WARNING RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT OPEN WARNING: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK). NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL. The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within an equilateral triangle, is intended to alert the user to the presence of uninsulated "dangerous voltage"...
User’s Manual AVERTISSEMENT DANGER D’ÉLECTROCUTION NE PAS OUVRIR AVERTISSEMENT: POUR ÉLIMINER TOUT RISQUE D’ÉLECTRO- CUTION, NE PAS OUVRIR LE COUVERCLE (OU LA PARTIE ARRIÈRE). AUCUNE PIECE RÉPARABLE PAR L’UTILISATEUR NE SE TROUVE À L’INTÉRIEUR. POUR TOUTE INTERVENTION D’ENTRETIEN OU DE RÉPARATION SE CONFIER AUX TECHNICIENS QUALIFIÉS.
Digital Video Recorder Important safeguards PLEASE READ ALL THESE INSTRUCTIONS REGARDING YOUR RECORDER AND RETAIN FOR FUTURE REFERENCE. FOLLOW ALL WARNINGS AND INSTRUCTIONS MARKED ON THE RECORDER. 1. Read Instructions 12. Power-Cord Protection All the safety and operating instructions should be read before the Power-supply cords should be routed so that they are not likely to be appliance is operated.
User’s Manual NOTE This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment.
Digital Video Recorder Caution and care HEAVY OBJECTS SHOULD NEVER BE PLACED ON THE UNIT (E.G., MONITOR) NEVER REMOVE THE TOP COVER AND TOUCH OR INSERT ANY OBJECT INSIDE THE UNIT Touching the inside of the cabinet or inserting foreign objects of any kind through the disc loading slot or ventilation holes not only creates a safety hazard but can also cause extensive damage.
User’s Manual CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT There may be cases when the unit’s built-in motion detection function does not operate properly due to external condition, video input signal, or other factors. The user will not be indemnified for problems (e.g., recording failure or playback failure) that occur with either the unit or a connected device during operation.
Digital Video Recorder Table of Contents Chapter 1 ─ Introduction ....................1 Features ........................1 Technical Overview ....................1 Chapter 2 ─ Installation ....................3 Package Contents ....................3 Required Installation Tools ..................3 Video Input ......................3 Video Loop Through ..................... 4 RS232C Port ......................
User’s Manual Network Setup ....................30 Camera Setup ....................35 Device Setup ...................... 37 Display Setup ..................... 40 Status Screen ..................... 43 Chapter 4 ─ Operation ....................45 Turning on the Power ..................... 45 Live Monitoring ....................... 45 Live Monitoring Menu ..................46 PTZ Mode ......................
Digital Video Recorder Appendix F ─ Map of Screens ................... 73 Appendix G ─ System Log Notices ................74 Appendix H ─ Error Code Notices ................75 Appendix I ─ Specifications ..................76...
User’s Manual List of Illustrations Figure 1 ─ Typical DVR installation................... 2 Figure 2 ─ 16-Channel DVR rear panel..................3 Figure 3 ─ 16-Channel DVR front panel..................7 Figure 4 ─ Setup screen......................11 Figure 5 ─ System General setup screen................11 Figure 6 ─...
Digital Video Recorder Chapter 1 ─ Introduction FEATURES Your color digital video recorder (DVR) provides recording capabilities for eight or 16 camera inputs. It provides exceptional picture quality in both live and playback modes, and offers the following features: 8 or 16 Composite Video Input Connectors ...
User’s Manual The DVR can be set up to alert you when the hard disk drive is full, or it can be set to record over the oldest video once the disk is full. Your DVR uses a proprietary encryption scheme making it nearly impossible to alter video. You can view video and control your DVR remotely by connecting via Ethernet.
Digital Video Recorder Chapter 2 ─ Installation PACKAGE CONTENTS The package contains the following: Digital Video Recorder Power Cord User’s Manual (This Document) DX-PC For View Software CD and User’s Manual REQUIRED INSTALLATION TOOLS No special tools are required to install the DVR. Refer to the installation manuals for the other items that make up part of your system.
User’s Manual Video Loop Through If you would like to connect your video source to another device, you can use the Loop BNC connectors. NOTE: The Loop BNC connectors are auto terminated. Do NOT connect a cable to the Loop BNC unless it is connected to a terminated device because it will cause poor quality video.
Digital Video Recorder ARI (Alarm Reset In): An external signal to the Alarm Reset In can be used to reset both the Alarm Out signal and the DVR’s internal buzzer. Mechanical or electrical switches can be wired to the ARI (Alarm Reset In) and GND (Ground) connectors.
User’s Manual Power Cord Connector Connect the AC power cord to the DVR and then to a wall outlet. WARNING: ROUTE POWER CORDS SO THAT THEY ARE NOT A TRIPPING HAZARD. MAKE CERTAIN THE POWER CORD WILL NOT BE PINCHED OR ABRADED BY FURNITURE. DO NOT INSTALL POWER CORDS UNDER RUGS OR CARPET.
Digital Video Recorder Chapter 3 ─ Configuration NOTE: Your DVR should be completely installed before proceeding. Refer to Chapter 2 ─ Installation. FRONT PANEL CONTROLS Figure 3 ─ 16-Channel DVR front panel. POWER LED HDD LED ALARM LED NETWORK LED COPY LED Camera Buttons Display/Spot Button...
User’s Manual NETWORK LED The NETWORK LED is lit when the unit is connected to a network via Ethernet. COPY LED The COPY LED is lit when the DVR is clip-copying. Camera Buttons (1 to 16) Pressing the individual camera buttons will cause the selected camera to display full screen. Buttons 1 to 9 are also used to enter passwords.
Digital Video Recorder Clip Copy Button Pressing the button allows you to copy video clips. Clip Copy Alarm Button Pressing the button resets the DVR’s outputs including the internal buzzer during an alarm. Alarm Play/Pause Button In the live monitoring mode, pressing the button freezes the current screen and the screen displays icon.
User’s Manual NOTE: A cameo is defined as any cell within multi-screen display. The cameo mode allows you to change the screen layout by editing the cameo. USB Ports Two USB ports on the front panel are provided to connect external hard disk, CD-RW or flash drives for video clip copying or system upgrades.
Digital Video Recorder SETUP SCREEN Figure 4 ─ Setup screen. Press the button or move the mouse pointer to the top of the screen and then select (Setup) in the Menu Live Monitoring menu to enter the setup screen. While setting up the DVR, there will be many opportunities to enter names and titles.
User’s Manual In the General screen, you can assign a System ID number, select the language the screens are displayed in, display software version number, upgrade the software, import or export the DVR settings, show the System Log, and shut the system down. Highlight the box beside System ID and press the button.
Digital Video Recorder Highlight Show System Log… and press the button to display the System Log. The System Log screen lists system activities (up to 5,000 from the latest) that have occurred along with the time and date. The icon will be displayed in the last column for system activities of the remote site.
User’s Manual Highlight the Format box beside Time and press the button. Select from the three available time formats and press the button to save your selected format. NOTE: The clock will not start running until you have highlighted Save and pressed the button.
Digital Video Recorder Figure 7 ─ Account setup screen. The +/- column is used to collapse and expand user groups. If there is a + or – in this column, it indicates the item is a Group Name. If there is a – in front of the Group Name, it indicates that the group has been “expanded”...
User’s Manual The authority levels that can be turned On and Off are: Shutdown ─ The user can shut the system down on a local system. Upgrade ─ The user can upgrade the software on a local system or a PC running DX-PC For View. ...
Digital Video Recorder Figure 8 ─ Storage setup screen. The capacity of the storage device is displayed in the box beside Capacity. The status of the storage device is displayed in the box beside Status. Highlighting the box beside Status for the desired storage device and pressing the button displays the Disk Bad, Temperature and S.M.A.R.T.
User’s Manual Highlight the box beside Format for the desired storage device and press button. You will be able to format the device for recording. When selecting Not Using from Use As and highlighting the Format button, the device will not be used for recording. Selecting Close and pressing the button exits the screen.
Digital Video Recorder Highlighting the Settings box beside Check Alarm-In and pressing the button allows you to change the interval that you want the DVR to run self-diagnostics on Alarm Inputs. You can select from 1 hr. to 30 days or Off. Highlighting the Settings box beside Disk Almost Full and pressing the button allows you to select the percentage level of disk usage at which you want the DVR to trigger an alert.
User’s Manual General Settings (RECORD General Tab) Figure 11 ─ Record General setup screen. Highlighting Recycle and pressing the button toggles between On and Off. In the Recycle mode, the DVR records over the oldest video data once all available storage space has been used. When Recycle is turned off, the DVR stops recording once all available storage space has been used.
Digital Video Recorder Highlight the slide bar beside Auto Deletion, and use the Left and Right arrow buttons to adjust the length of time recorded data will be kept from 1 to 99 days. The DVR automatically deletes video recorded earlier than the user-defined period under three conditions: at midnight, whenever the system reboots or whenever the user changes the Auto Deletion settings.
User’s Manual When the DVR is in the Time & Event mode, the DVR will follow the Time settings and the icon displays. The DVR follows the Event settings and the icon displays. Highlighting the box beside Record Schedule and pressing the button allows you to change the time range that the scheduled recording will take place.
Digital Video Recorder Highlight the + and press the button to add a schedule item. NOTE: The higher the number under the No. heading, the higher its priority. The Day box allows you to change the days that the scheduled recording will take place. Choose from: Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, M~F, Hol and All.
User’s Manual Motion Settings (EVENT Motion Tab) Figure 15 ─ Motion setup screen. Your DVR has built-in video motion detection. Video motion detection can be turned On or Off for each camera. Highlighting the box under the Sensitivity heading and pressing the button allows you to adjust the DVR’s sensitivity to motion for Daytime and Nighttime independently.
Digital Video Recorder The DVR can be set to react to motion detection differently for each camera. Highlighting the box under the Actions heading and pressing button allows you to set up event actions for motion detection. NOTE: You can associate multiple cameras with a camera that detects motion.
User’s Manual Alarm-In Settings (EVENT Alarm-In Tab) Figure 16 ─ Alarm-In setup screen. The alarm terminal strip on the back of the DVR has inputs associated with each alarm. You can set up each input on the Alarm-In screen. You can turn each input On or Off by highlighting the alarm number and pressing the button.
Digital Video Recorder Video Loss Settings (EVENT Video Loss Tab) Figure 17 ─ Video Loss setup screen. The DVR checks to see if anything is obscuring the camera. Highlight the slider bar beside Check Obscuration, and use the Left and Right arrow buttons to adjust the setting. The sensitivity can be set from Never to 10 (extremely sensitive).
User’s Manual Text-In Settings (EVENT Text-In Tab) Figure 18 ─ Text-In setup screen. The DVR can be set to react to text input from devices such as ATMs (Automated Teller Machines) and POS (Point of Sale; i.e., cash registers). This screen allows you to configure the DVR for each text-in device. Highlight the box under the Setup heading, and press the button.
Digital Video Recorder Highlight the box beside Transaction End, and press the button. Use the virtual keyboard to enter the Transaction End string. Refer to the device manufacturer’s documentation for the text string that the device sends when a transaction ends. Highlight the more line(s) box, and press the button.
User’s Manual NETWORK SETUP In the Main screen, use the Left or Right arrow buttons to display the Network menu. Figure 19 ─ Network Menu. General Settings (NETWORK General Tab) Figure 20 ─ Network General setup screen. Highlight the first box beside Remote Watch – bps/ips. Press the Up and Down arrow buttons to set the Transfer Speed from 50Kbps to 100Mbps or 0.1 ips to 30 ips.
Digital Video Recorder NOTE: When limiting the network bandwidth, the remote watch image on the PC running DX-PX For View or WebGuard might not be displayed properly. The DVR supports two-way audio communication between a local system and a PC running DX-PC For .
User’s Manual Change the numbers by highlighting them and using the Up and Down arrow buttons to increase or decrease the number. The factory default LAN settings are: IP Address: 192.168.1.129 Gateway: 192.168.1.254 Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0 Highlight the box beside DNS Server. Press the Up and Down arrow buttons to set the IP address of the DNS server.
Digital Video Recorder NOTE: If the DVR is configured for DHCP or an ADSL network, the IP address of the DVR might change whenever the unit is turned on. You can save your IP Address changes by highlighting Save and pressing the button.
User’s Manual Mail Settings (NETWORK Mail Tab) The DVR can be set up to send an e-mail when an event occurs. Figure 23 ─ Mail setup screen. Highlight Enable and press the button to toggle between On and Off. You will only be able to change the settings if Mail is enabled.
Digital Video Recorder Callback Settings (NETWORK Callback Tab) The DVR can be set up to contact a computer running DX-PC For View (Remote Administration System) when an event occurs. Figure 24 ─ Callback setup screen. Highlight Enable and press the button to toggle between On and Off.
User’s Manual General Settings (CAMERA General Tab) Figure 26 ─ Camera General setup screen. You can turn the camera number On or Off, and you can change the Title of each camera using the virtual keyboard. You can also determine which cameras will display on the monitors by selecting Normal, Covert 1 or Covert 2 from a drop-down list in the Use column.
Digital Video Recorder Select your camera from the list and press the button. You will need to connect the camera to the RS232 or RS485 connector on the back of the DVR following the camera manufacturer’s instructions. You can assign IDs to each camera by highlighting the box under the ID heading and pressing the button.
User’s Manual Audio Settings (DEVICE Audio Tab) Figure 29 ─ Audio setup screen. The DVR can record up to four audio inputs. Highlight the box beside the input and press the button. A list of cameras appears, and you can select which camera you want associated with that audio input. Highlight Enable Audio-Out and press the button.
Digital Video Recorder The Day box allows you to select the days that the alarm schedule will be active. The choices are: Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, M~F, Hol and All. The Range box allows you to set the time that the alarm schedule will be active in 15-minute increments from 00:00 to 24:00.
User’s Manual DISPLAY SETUP Figure 32 ─ Display Menu. OSD Settings (DISPLAY OSD Tab) The OSD screen allows you to select what information will be displayed on the monitor. Figure 33 ─ OSD setup screen. Highlighting an item and pressing the button toggles that item On and Off.
Digital Video Recorder Audio ─ The icon displays on each camera screen for which the DVR can play live audio. PTZ ─ The icon displays on each PTZ camera screen. Text-In ─ The text input strings display on the screen. You can adjust the Display Dwell time (sec.) for the text input strings displayed on the screen.
User’s Manual Highlight Event Monitoring On and press the button. Pressing the button toggles between On and Off. When it is On, the DVR will display the camera associated with the event when an event occurs. Highlight Enable VGA Enhancement and press the button toggle On and Off.
Digital Video Recorder STATUS SCREEN Figure 36 ─ Status menu. Event Screen (STATUS Event Tab) Figure 37 ─ Event screen. The Event Status screen displays the status of the DVR’s systems and inputs. Events will be highlighted, and related channels or events will flicker for five seconds when detected. Alarm-In, Motion, Video Loss and Text-In will be highlighted when each event is detected based on the settings you made in the Alarm-In, Motion Detection and Text-In setup screen on the Event menu.
User’s Manual Storage Screen (STATUS Storage Tab) Figure 38 ─ Storage screen. The Storage screen displays the Disk Bad, Temperature and S.M.A.R.T. information of the storage device. Disk Bad ─ Displays the damage status of the storage drive. (Not Formatted (The device is not formatted), Good (%) (The device is working properly though some portion (%) of the storage is damaged.) or Bad (More than 90% of the storage is damaged.)) ...
Digital Video Recorder Chapter 4 ─ Operation NOTE: This chapter assumes your DVR has been installed and configured. If it has not, please refer to Chapters 2 and 3. The DVR’s controls are similar to a VCR. As with a VCR, the main functions are recording and playing back video.
User’s Manual Freeze Sequence Camera Menu Alarm Reset Panic Setup Search Mode Login/Logout Figure 39 ─ Live Monitoring menu. NOTE: The Live Monitoring menu also can be displayed by moving the mouse pointer to the top of the screen. LIVE MONITORING MENU Freeze Selecting (Freeze) in the Live Monitoring menu will freeze the current image on the screen until you...
Digital Video Recorder Camera Menu Selecting (Camera Menu) in the Live Monitoring menu displays the following Camera Menu. PTZ: Selecting PTZ and choosing the camera number allows you to control the selected camera as long as it has Pan, Tilt and Zoom capabilities. It is the same as pressing the button on the front panel.
User’s Manual Login/Logout Selecting (Login) in the Live Monitoring menu accesses the Login screen, and you will be asked to select a User and enter the password to log into the system. Selecting (Logout) in the Live Monitoring menu displays the Logout screen asking you to confirm whether or not you want to log out the current user PTZ MODE If a user who has PTZ Control authority logs into the system, the user can control PTZ cameras.
Digital Video Recorder You can use a mouse for convenient PTZ control. Position the mouse pointer at the bottom of the screen, and the following PTZ toolbar will display. Zoom In / Out Focus Near / Far Iris Open / Close Set / Load Preset Clicking on the left side exits the toolbar.
User’s Manual EVENT MONITORING When an event occurs, the DVR will display the camera associated with the event if Event Monitoring On is selected in the Display setup screen (Main Monitor tab). How the cameras are displayed depends on the number of cameras associated with the event. If one camera is associated with the event, the DVR will display the camera full screen.
Digital Video Recorder Full Screen Selecting (Full Screen) in the Mouse Display menu and choosing the camera number button displays the selected camera full screen. It is the same as pressing the individual camera buttons on the front panel or clicking the left mouse button on a camera image when in one of the multiview formats (i.e., 2x2, 3x3 or 4x4).
User’s Manual PANIC RECORDING Pressing the button starts panic recording of all cameras, and pressing the button again stops panic Panic recording. If you set the Panic Recording Duration in the Record General setup screen, panic recording will stop automatically according to the preset duration as long as the button is not pressed.
Digital Video Recorder Cameo Button: Pressing and holding the button for three seconds or longer enters the cameo mode. The yellow outline surrounding the video indicates the active cameo, and pressing the arrow buttons moves the active cameo. Pressing the desired camera button in the active cameo edits the cameo and displays the video button exits the Active Cameo mode.
User’s Manual SEARCH MENU Search Selecting (Search) in the Search menu allows you to search using a recording table (Record Table Search), select video from the event log (Event Log Search), searches text input strings (Text-In Search) or searches motion events (Motion Search). See the following Record Table Search, Event Log Search, Text-In Search and Motion Search sections for details.
Digital Video Recorder NOTE: The Camera Menu also can be displayed by clicking the right mouse button on the screen while in the search mode. Group Edit: Selecting Group Edit enters the cameo mode. Selecting Exit Group Edit in the cameo menu exits the Active Cameo mode. Refer to the Live Monitoring – Active Cameo Mode section of this chapter for details.
User’s Manual NOTE: The recorded data in the time range located after the yellow vertical line is the latest. There are three view modes. Standard view, Expanded view and Compact view. Standard view (default) displays combined recording information of all camera channels currently displayed on the screen. In the Standard view mode, selecting the icon located at the bottom switches to the Expanded view mode.
Digital Video Recorder EVENT LOG SEARCH Figure 43 ─ Event Log Search screen. The DVR maintains a log of each time the Alarm Input port is activated. The Event Log Search screen displays this list. Use the arrow buttons to highlight the event for which you would like to see video. Pressing the (Play/Pause) button will extract the event video and display the first image of the event.
User’s Manual Highlight the box beside Video Loss and press the button. You can select the cameras for which you want any reports of lost video. Highlight the box beside Text-In and press the button. You can select the text-in devices which you want any report of text input.
Digital Video Recorder You can also narrow your event search by selecting the Option… button and setting up the new search condition. You can search video from the first to last recorded images, or you can set the start and stop times and dates. Highlight the box beside From and press the button to toggle between On and Off.
User’s Manual The Motion Search… can be selected from the Search menu while the DVR displays the camera full screen. The Motion Search screen displays a list of motion events. Use the arrow buttons to highlight the event for which you would like to see video and press the (Play/Pause) button to display the video associated with the selected event on the small search screen.
Digital Video Recorder Pressing and holding the button for more than three seconds while in the Live monitoring mode, Clip Copy and the Clip-Copy screen appears to allow clip copy setup. Pressing the button during playback will set the starting point of the video to be clip copied, and Clip Copy icon displays at the bottom-left corner of the screen.
User’s Manual NOTE: When naming a file, you cannot use the following characters: \, /, :, *, ?, “, <, >, |. Highlight Include Text-In Data and press the button. This will toggle between On and Off. When this feature is On, you can include text-in data when copying video if the video was recorded with text-in data. Once you have given the video clip a file name, highlight the Start button and press the button.
Digital Video Recorder Appendix A ─ USB Hard Disk Drive Preparation Preparing the USB hard disk drive in Windows 2000 NOTE: Preparing a USB hard disk drive under Windows XP and Windows Vista is almost identical to Windows 2000. 1. Connect the USB hard disk drive to your computer using the USB Cable. 2.
Digital Video Recorder In the above text-in data, you can find that the comparison value is located at 17 (Unit price, $ mark will be ignored automatically), 28 (Qty) and 40 (amount) characters (including spaces) from the left, but the value of amount category is located on a different line from Item.
User’s Manual Appendix C ─ WebGuard WebGuard allows you to access a remote DVR, monitor live video images and search recorded video using Internet Explorer web browser anytime from virtually anywhere. Computer system requirements for using the WebGuard program are: ®...
Digital Video Recorder NOTE: When running WebGuard in the Microsoft Windows Vista operating system, it is recommended to start Internet Explorer with elevated administrator permissions. Click the right mouse button on the Internet Explorer icon and select the Run as administrator option from the context menu. Otherwise, some functions of WebGuard might be limited.
User’s Manual Click the camera button (1 to 16) to select the camera to be viewed. ⑥ Click the to adjust the brightness, contrast, saturation and hue of monitoring image. ⑦ Click the to control pan, tilt and zoom of the camera from a remote site. ⑧...
Digital Video Recorder Figure 48 ─ WebSearch screen. Click the to log out the WebGuard program. ① Click the to access to the web monitoring mode. ② Position the mouse pointer on the WebSearch logo to see the version of the WebGuard program. ③...
User’s Manual Click to set up the image drawing mode and OSD display. You can change the display speed by ⑪ adjusting the image drawing mode, and select OSD information to display on the screen. Click the to reload the recording data. ⑫...
Digital Video Recorder Appendix D ─ Troubleshooting Problem Possible Solution Check power cord connections. No Power Confirm that there is power at the outlet. Check camera video cable and connections. Check monitor video cable and connections. No Live Video ...
User’s Manual Appendix G ─ System Log Notices Boot Up Schedule On Shutdown Schedule Off Restart Panic On Upgrade Panic Off Upgrade Failure Clear All Data Power Failure Clear Disk Time Change Format Disk Time Zone Change Disk Full Time Sync Auto Deletion Time Sync Failed Search Begin...
Digital Video Recorder Appendix H ─ Error Code Notices System Upgrade Related Clip Copy Related Description Description Unknown error. Unknown error. File version error. Device error. Operating system version error. Mounting failed. Software version error. No media. Kernel version error. Invalid media.
User’s Manual Appendix I ─ Specifications VIDEO Signal Format NTSC or PAL (Auto Detect) Video Input Composite: 8 or 16 looping inputs, 1 Vp-p, auto-terminating, 75 Ohms Composite: 1 BNC, 1 Vp-p, 75 Ohms Monitor Outputs Spot: 1 BNC, 1 Vp-p, 75 Ohms VGA: 1 Composite: 720x480 (NTSC), 720x576 (PAL) Video Resolution...
Digital Video Recorder GENERAL Dimensions (W x H x D) 16.9" x 3.5" x 15.7" (430mm x 88mm x 400mm) Unit Weight 14 lbs. (6.3kg) Shipping Weight 21 lbs. (9.3kg) Shipping Dimensions 21.3" x 11.4" x 23.2" (540mm x 290mm x 590mm) (W x H x D) Operating Temperature 41°F to 104°F (5°C to 40°C)