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Panasonic WJ-GXD400 Setup Instructions

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Setup Instructions
Network Video Decoder
WJ-GXD400
Model No.
Before attempting to connect or operate this product,
please read these instructions carefully and save this manual for future use.
No model number suffix is shown in this Operating Instructions.

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  • Page 1 Setup Instructions Network Video Decoder WJ-GXD400 Model No. Before attempting to connect or operate this product, please read these instructions carefully and save this manual for future use. No model number suffix is shown in this Operating Instructions.
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    CONTENTS Preface ..........................3 About the User Manuals ....................3 System Requirements for a PC ................... 3 Trademarks and Registered Trademarks ..............4 Copyright ........................4 Abbreviations ......................4 Network Security ......................5 Operation Flow ........................ 6 Setup Menu Chart ....................... 7 Network Setup .........................
  • Page 3: Preface

    Adobe web site and install it. "GXD400" shown in the illustrations used in these operating instructions indicate this unit or the WJ-GXD400. Refer to "Readme.txt" on the provided CD-ROM for further information including the dedicated software, its version, and compatible cameras.
  • Page 4: Trademarks And Registered Trademarks

    Note: • When using a PC that does not meet the above requirements, displaying of images may become slow or the web browser may become inoperable. Trademarks and Registered Trademarks • Adobe and Reader are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries.
  • Page 5: Network Security

    Network Security As you will use this product connected to a network, your attention is called to the following security risks. • Leakage or theft of information through this product • Use of this product for illegal operations by persons with malicious intent •...
  • Page 6: Operation Flow

    Operation Flow The operation flow of this unit is as follows. Install the unit in the rack. Refer to the Installation Guide for further information Rack Mounting about rack mounting. If this unit is not installed in the rack, go to the step 2. Connect this unit to a PC and cameras.
  • Page 7: Setup Menu Chart

    Setup Menu Chart Performing each setting on the setup menu should be completed in advance to operate this unit. Refer to "Setup Window Call-up/Termination" (page 14) to display the setup menu. Reference Setup items Description page Basic Time & date Date/time display format Select a date display format from the following.
  • Page 8 Reference Setup items Description page Event Site alarm Site alarm Choose whether or not to activate the site alarm. Originating port number Specify the port number to be used for receiving the site alarm. Alarm message display Choose whether or not to display the alarm message. Output terminal Choose whether or not to provide an alarm signal output from the output terminal when an alarm signal is received.
  • Page 9 Reference Setup items Description page Camera NW camera setup Camera Select a number assigned to the camera whose information will be registered. Live image source Obtain the information of the live image source. Address Enter an IP address. HTTP port Enter a HTTP port number.
  • Page 10 Reference Setup items Description page Network Basic - IPv4 network Network port DHCP Choose whether or not to use DHCP. IPv4 address Specify the IP address of the IPv4 network. Subnet mask Specify the net mask in accordance with the network rules. Default gateway Configure the default gateway of the network.
  • Page 11 Reference Setup items Description page Maintenance Product information - Version infor- mation Software version Displays the software version. Hardware version Displays the hardware version. Product information - MAC address Network port Displays the MAC address of the network port. Maintenance port Displays the MAC address of the maintenance port.
  • Page 12: Network Setup

    Network Setup Network Settings of the PC The TCP/IP setting of the PC shall be changed to conform to the settings of this unit. The IP address of the PC shall be specified within the same subnet range as that of the network port of this unit to access this unit. In these operating instructions, the settings are performed on Windows Vista as examples.
  • Page 13 Select "Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)", and then click "Properties". The "Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)" window will be displayed. Note: The "User Account Control" window will be displayed depending on use or nonuse of a firewall. Click "Use the following IP address" and enter the IP address and the subnet mask.
  • Page 14: Setup Window

    Setup Window Setup Window Call-up/Termination This unit can be operated using a web browser installed on the PC. Boot the PC. Enter the user name and password registered on this unit. Click the [Login] button. Start the web browser. The top page will be displayed. Enter the IP address or URL assigned to this unit into the [Address] box, and then press the [Enter] key.
  • Page 15: Major Operating Controls And Their Functions

    Major Operating Controls and Their Functions Top Page q [Basic] button u [Network] button Performs the image and audio settings at time dis- Performs the network settings such as settings of play or startup. the IP address of this unit and gateway address. w [Display] button i [User mng.] button Performs the settings relating to OSD.
  • Page 16: Basic

    Basic Perform the settings for the basic operations of this unit. Time & date The settings of date and time are performed. Click the [Basic] button on the setup menu. Perform the settings for each item. Refer to the following for further information about Click the [Time &...
  • Page 17 I Summer time (daylight saving) table Set the start (On)/end (Off) date and time for summer time. When the [Setup >>] button is clicked the following win- dow will be displayed. • Specify the summer time start date and time at [In] and summer time end date and time at [Out].
  • Page 18: Default Screen

    Default: 6-screen • The audio output is available only from our (Panasonic System Solutions Company) cameras. I Camera CH designation • The audio output is provided if the audio output set- Specify which part of the screen the image obtained and ting has been performed at the camera side.
  • Page 19: Language

    Language Select the display language for the web browser from the following. Click the [Basic] button on the setup menu. Perform the settings for each item. Refer to the following for further information about Click the [Language] tab. the settings for each item. The "Language"...
  • Page 20: Display

    Display The settings of information displayed on the screen are performed in this section. Click the [Display] button on the setup menu. Perform the settings for each item. Refer to the following for further information about Click the [OSD] tab. the settings for each item.
  • Page 21 I Display mode Select either the "Full screen" or "Trimmed screen". Notes: When the display mode is toggled, restart this unit. • Displayed characters may be overlapped depending If edges of an image are chipped in the full screen, on the displayed position settings. If characters are change the mode to the trimmed screen.
  • Page 22: Event

    Event When an event signal (alarm notification) is received from another network device, an alarm action starts in accor- dance with the setting. Site alarm The alarm action at site alarm occurrence is specified. Click the [Event] button on the setup menu. Perform the settings for each item.
  • Page 23: Error Notification

    Error notification When an error occurs, the setting to send the message to the previously registered addresses is performed. Up to 3 destinations of notification can be registered. Click the [Event] button on the setup menu. Perform the settings for each item. Refer to the following for further information about Click the [Error notification] tab.
  • Page 24: Schedule

    Schedule The schedule setting is performed in accordance with the specified day of the week and time of the day. It is possible to switch camera channels to be used to display images according to the set schedule. Important: • The audio output is not provided when the schedule is displayed. The audio output is provided only at the default screen.
  • Page 25: Display Pattern Registration

    Display pattern registration Click the [Schedule] button on the setup menu. Click the [Display pattern registration] tab. The "Display pattern registration" window will be dis- played. Click the [Setup >>] button of [Pattern no.]. The [Pattern no.: b] window of [Display pattern reg- istration] will be displayed.
  • Page 26: Camera

    Camera The network settings (such as address and port number) of cameras, group settings, and the settings of sequential display are performed in this section. Camera Registration Registration and change of the network camera are performed. The list of the registered cameras is shown. In addi- tion, the camera settings relating to the network such as IP address and port number are performed.
  • Page 27 Enter up to 32 alphanumeric characters. [Camera title] Displays the registered camera titles. Important: • When using a camera other than Panasonic i-pro [Model no.] series, select "Via a recorder" for "Live image Displays the model number of the registered source".
  • Page 28 [Image capture size*] Select an image capture size. Image capture size can Notes: be selected only when "JPEG" is selected for • All options are displayed when the compression "Compression". method supported by the target device is unknown. Default: Auto •...
  • Page 29: Tour Sequence

    Tour sequence Camera images are automatically switched and displayed in a specified order. The tour sequence function works with the preset positions of the camera. Important: • The audio output is not provided during the sequence display. • When a sequence is performed with two or more devices, the JPEG and MPEG-4 formats shall not be used simultaneously with one camera.
  • Page 30: Group Sequence

    Group sequence Live images from the camera/encoder/recorder on all the screens are simultaneously switched and displayed in the 3-screen/6-screen modes. The camera preset position cannot be selected during the group sequence. Important: • The audio output is not provided during the sequence display. •...
  • Page 31: Group Setup

    Group setup Click the [Camera] button on the setup menu. Click the [Registered pattern list] button. The "Registered pattern list" window will be dis- Click the [Group] tab. played. The "Group setup" window will be displayed. Perform the settings for each item. Refer to the following for further information about the settings for each item.
  • Page 32: Server

    Server Proxy The proxy server settings can be performed with this menu. Click the [Server] button on the setup menu. Perform the settings for each item. Refer to the following for further information about Click the [Proxy] tab. the settings for each item. The "Proxy"...
  • Page 33: Ntp Server

    NTP Server When time is adjusted with reference to the NTP (Network Time Protocol) server, the settings in this section are per- formed. Click the [Server] button on the setup menu. Perform the settings for each item. Refer to the following for further information about Click the [NTP] tab.
  • Page 34: Network

    Network Basic Settings The network configuration for this unit is performed. Click the [Network] button on the setup menu. Perform the settings for each item. Refer to the following for further information about Click the [Basic] tab. the settings for each item. The "IPv4 network"...
  • Page 35 [HTTP port] A number from 1 - 65535 is available. Under normal conditions, assign 80 to the number. Default: 80 Notes: • Depending on the network settings of the LAN or Internet service provider, network communication may not be established if the http port number has been changed.
  • Page 36: Ddns Setup

    DDNS Setup The settings are performed to use the DDNS (Dynamic Domain Name System). Use of the DDNS function provides access with "The host name registered with the DDNS server. nmdns.net". To receive the service, connection to the dedicated server is required. Click the [Network] button on the setup menu.
  • Page 37: User Management [User Mng.]

    User Management [User mng.] The settings for the user authentication/host authentication are performed to restrict access this unit from PCs. It is possible to restrict access this unit from users/hosts (PCs) by registering users and hosts (PCs) who can access this unit in advance when "On"...
  • Page 38 I User check It is possible to check the user names registered for the user authentication. To delete the displayed user, click the [Delete] button. Important: • When the user name already in use is selected and the [Set] button is clicked, it will be overwritten. Deletion of user information [User check] Click the [User mng.] button on the setup menu.
  • Page 39: Host Authentication

    Host authentication The information of a PC (host) is registered, which accesses this unit via a network such as a LAN. Up to 32 hosts can be registered. Click the [User mng.] button on the setup menu. Perform the settings for each item. Set the IP address and the access level.
  • Page 40 Deletion of host information Click the [User mng.] button on the setup menu. Click the [Host authentication] tab. The "Host authentication" window will be displayed. Click the [C] button in "Host check". The IP address registered under host authentication can be viewed. Click the [Delete] button.
  • Page 41: Maintenance

    Maintenance The conditions of this unit and the network can be checked. The software and hardware versions, MAC address, serial number, and temperature inside the unit will be displayed. Product Information Click the [Maintenance] button on the setup Check the settings for each item. menu.
  • Page 42: Error Log

    Error Log The error logs (occurrence date and error details) will be displayed in list form. Click the [Maintenance] button on the setup Note: menu. • Up to 100 error logs can be kept. When more than 100 error logs are filed, the older error logs will be Click the [Error log] tab.
  • Page 43: Reset To The Default

    Other errors for HTTP – <HTTP>OTHER_ERR No response from an address of – PANASONIC_ALM_RES_ERR Panasonic alarm protocol Other errors for a address of Panasonic – PANASONIC_ALM_OTHER_ERR alarm protocol DDNS IP address update – <DDNS>IP_ADD_UPDATE_OK No response from the DDNS server –...
  • Page 44 Reset to the Default Click the [Maintenance] button on the setup Click the [Execute] button in "Reset the settings menu. to the default". The confirmation window will be displayed. Click the [Default reset] tab. The "Default reset" window will be displayed. Click the [OK] button.
  • Page 45: Viewing

    Live Image Reception Live images are received from the camera or encoder. If a camera manufactured by other than Panasonic is used, live images will be received via the network disk recorder. The following transmission methods (protocols) are supported depending on media types.
  • Page 46: Screen Pattern

    Screen Pattern The images from up to 6 cameras can be displayed on 1 screen at the same time. Images can be displayed with the pattern of 1-screen/3-screen/6-screen. I 1-screen I Border The split border can be colored. The border color is selectable from off, white, gray and black.
  • Page 47: Indication Mode

    Display Mode There are 2 display modes, "Full screen" mode (full-resolution display) and the "Trimmed screen" mode (trimming mode). Normally, select "Full screen". When the displayed images do not fit in the screen even by adjusting the display set- tings of the monitor in use, select "Trimmed screen". In the "Trimmed screen" mode, however, images to be dis- played in each screen will also be trimmed.
  • Page 48: Group Sequence

    Group sequence Live images on all the split screens can be automatically switched and displayed in a specified order during display- ing on a multi-screen (3-screen/6-screen). This function is available for live images from the camera, encoder and network disk recorder. Operation will be restricted as follows.
  • Page 49: Site Alarm

    Site alarm Error Notification When this unit receives an alarm notification from When device abnormality occurs or is detected, the fol- another network device, the following are provided. lowing are provided. (1) Transmission of error notification (1) Alarm message display The information about the error of this unit is trans- The message of the alarm reception is displayed on mitted to other devices through the error notification.
  • Page 50: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Check the following before requesting repair. Contact your dealer if a problem cannot be solved even after checking and trying the solution or a problem is not described below, and when having a problem with installations. Reference Problem Check item/Remedy page •...
  • Page 51 Reference Problem Check item/Remedy page • Reload the contents by pressing the [F5] key. Some contents are not dis- – played on the browser. • Check the settings of [Camera] on the setup menu. • Check the settings of [Basic] on the setup menu. •...
  • Page 52 Reference Problem Check item/Remedy page • The configured settings for transmission rate/record- ing rate may be beyond the maximum network perfor- mance. Lower the value/rate of the settings relating to the net- work such as the transmission rate from cameras. Refresh of live images is unstable.
  • Page 53 Reference Problem Check item/Remedy page • Multiple users cannot access concurrently. When other user is operating the setup menu, this message will be displayed. • When no operation is performed for a certain period (30 minutes) after launching the web browser, the The message "Cannot log- user will be logged out forcibly.
  • Page 54 For U.S., Canadian and Puerto Rican fields: For European and other fields: Panasonic System Solutions Company, Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. Unit Company of Panasonic Corporation of North America Osaka, Japan http://panasonic.net www.panasonic.com/business/ For customer support, call 1.800.528.6747 Three Panasonic Way 2H-2, Secaucus, New Jersey 07094 Importer's name and address to follow EU rules: Panasonic Canada Inc.

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