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Introduction This is the GE Digia Installation Manual for model Digi-4. This document includes an overview of the product and detailed instructions explaining: • how to make connections; and • how to operate the functions. There is also information describing how to contact technical support if you have questions or concerns.
Digia Installation Manual Conventions used in this document The following conventions are used in this document: Bold Menu items and buttons. Italic Emphasis of an instruction or point; special terms. File names, path names, windows, panes, tabs, fields, variables, and other GUI elements. Titles of books and various documents.
Overview The Digia is an MPEG-4-based, 4-channel triplex DVR with audio. It can simultaneously record and play video, and it allows you to monitor the system over a network. There are four user- programmable motion regions for each channel for detection and alarm.
Digia Installation Manual The indicator lights are described in Table 1. Table 1. Indication lamps Name Description Power Lights up when the power is on. Record Lights up when the system is recording. Lights up when the system is accessing the HDD. Alarm Lights up when the system detects an alarm caused by a sensor or motion.
Table 2. Front panel buttons (continued) Button Description F/ADV Press to advance the video footage in 60-second increments. Press to fast forward the footage at 1x, 2x, and 4x speeds. In Live mode, press to view the archive list. Press to move up in a menu. Also used to select channel 1 or input the number 1.
Digia Installation Manual Rear panel Refer to Figure 2 and Table 3 to connect the appropriate devices. Figure 2. Rear panel RS-232 for VGA monitor future use CCTV monitor PAL and VGA switches To 12 VDC power supply LAN for connection to Line in the Digia Client...
Table 3. Rear panel connections (continued) Connection Purpose Sensor in Four connections for sensor input. Normally open or normally closed can be selected as the sensor. Alarm out One connection for alarm output. Provides simple on/off switching with a relay (0.5 A, 125V) One RJ45 connection for LAN connectivity.
Digia Installation Manual Setting up the DVR The following sections detail the initial setup of the DVR. Setup menu When you press the Setup button, the DVR will ask you for a password before taking you to the Setup menu (Figure 3). The default password is 1111, which can be entered by pressing the Up button four times.
Live menu The first submenu is the Live menu (Figure 4). Navigate through the menu items by pressing the Up and Down buttons. You can change the value of a menu item by pressing the Left and Right buttons. Table 4. Live menu options Item Description...
Digia Installation Manual Table 4. Live menu options (continued) Item Description Saturation Change the saturation value for the specified channel. Figure 4. Live menu...
Record menu The second submenu is the Record menu (Figure 5 on page 12). Navigate through the menu items by pressing the Up and Down buttons. You can change the value of a menu item by pressing the Left and Right buttons. Table 5.
Digia Installation Manual Table 5. Record menu options (continued) Item Description Post event record Set the amount of time to record after an event has occurred. Alarm Enable or disable alarm generation for the specified channel. When an alarm is generated, it activates an alarm device connected to the output.
include the region as part of the motion sensing zone. The blocks will change color to indicate that they are part of the motion sensing zone. Figure 6. Motion zone screen Recording schedule If you select Schedule from the Record menu, you will be able to set up a recording schedule (Figure 7).
Digia Installation Manual selecting a point in the row next to the channel, under the time of day you wish to apply it to. Table 6. Schedule recording buttons Button Function Set continuous recording mode (indicated by a “C” onscreen). F/REW Clear any existing recording more.
Figure 7. Recording schedule System menu The third submenu is the System menu (Figure 8). Navigate through the menu items by pressing the Up and Down buttons. You can change the value of a menu item by pressing the Left and Right buttons.
Digia Installation Manual Table 7. System menu options (continued) Item Description Admin password Set the password for the administrator. Once this menu is selected, the DVR will ask you for the current password, and then a new password. Use the Up key for 1, Right for 2, Down for 3, and Left for 4.
Network menu The fourth submenu is the Network menu (Figure 9).You can input network parameters on this screen. These parameters are used for remote clients who are connected to the DVR over the network. Table 8. Network menu options Item Description Port RTSP (Real Time Streaming Protocol) port number...
Digia Installation Manual Port When one or more Digias, are connected through an IP sharing device to a larger network, and you want to access each unit from outside the local area network, each device needs to have a unique RTSP (Real Time Streaming Protocol) port number. You must also configure your IP sharing device for port forwarding, so that each port, when accessed on the IP sharing device, will forward to the appropriate Digia.
Network types There are three network types, LAN, DHCP, and ADSL. Each type requires different settings. To use the LAN option when connecting your Digia to a network, the following information is required. If you do not have this information, see your network administrator. Table 9.
Digia Installation Manual ADSL To use the ADSL option when connecting your Digia to a network, the following information is required. If you do not have this information, see your network administrator. Table 10. Item Description The user ID for your ADSL connection. Password The password for your ADSL connection.
Storage menu The fifth submenu is the Storage menu (Figure 10).You can choose storage settings in this menu. Table 11. Storage menu Item Description Overwrite Overwrites existing material when hard drive is full. Format Formats hard drive. Figure 10. Storage menu...
Digia Installation Manual Save setup menu The sixth submenu is the Save Setup menu (Figure 11). Not all settings are automatically saved. Select the Save Setup menu and choose Yes to preserve the values you selected. Figure 11. Save setup menu...
Local mode applications Live mode features the following windows: • Live • Search • Play • Setup • Record Live window In live video mode, the cameras are displayed. Figure 12 indicates the layout of the live screen. Figure 12. Live window...
Digia Installation Manual Various indicators showing the status of the DVR are shown as OSD symbols. Refer to Table 12 for the meanings of the indicators. Table 12. OSD symbols Symbol Meaning Continuous recording in progress. Manual recording in progress. Sensor alarm recording in progress.
Table 13. Buttons in live video mode (continued) Button Description Enable or disable the automatic sequential display of channels in full screen or automatic sequencing of highlighted channels in quad display mode. Audio is heard from the highlighted channel in quad mode when audio is enabled.
Digia Installation Manual 4. Once you have selected the channel, press the SEL button to move to the Type selector. 5. Use the Left and Right buttons to change the type of recording to All, Motion, Sensor, Manual, or Continuous. 6.
9. Once you have selected the event you wish to view, press the Play/Pause button to play the selected video. Note: While you are replaying a recorded event, you are considered to be in play mode. For more information, see Play mode on page 27.
Digia Installation Manual Table 14. Play mode buttons (continued) Button Description Down Highlight channel 3. Left Highlight channel 4. Switch view between quad mode and full screen mode displaying highlighted channel. USB/ARCH Press to launch archiving function.
Network client Digia provides a live remote monitoring feature. For the remote monitoring, users of Digia are required to install and run a Digia client program on their PC (Figure 14). A LAN connection using the RJ45 connection on the rear panel is required for a remote connection.
Digia Installation Manual microphone to the audio in connection, and a pair of amplified speakers to the audio out connection.
Archiving to USB storage To archive a still image or video to a USB storage device, you must first capture a still image or video to the hard drive. Capturing images or video Still images can be captured and stored into the hard drive in live mode or while playing back recorded video.
Digia Installation Manual If you select video, set the amount of time in seconds you want to store (Figure 16 on page 32) and the video will be stored temporarily for transfer to a USB storage device. Figure 16. Video duration It is important that you transfer the video soon after CAUTION CAUTION...
Connect a USB storage device. Then, in live mode, press the FF button. This will bring up the archive screen (Figure 17 on page 33) that will allow you to specify a date and time to search for stored images or video. Figure 17.
Digia Installation Manual Figure 18. List Select one of the files in the list using the Up and Down buttons, and then press the SEL button to display the image or first frame of the video. Press the USB/ARCH button to start the transfer process.
USB tips Improper handling of the USB storage device can cause problems: • When connecting the USB device, make sure to plug the device in smoothly. • Before archiving, make sure there is adequate space on the USB device for the transfer. •...
Digia Installation Manual Upgrading firmware Digia is designed to be upgradable through firmware updates. To upgrade the firmware, the Digia must be in engineering mode. Upgrade procedures may change between releases of CAUTION CAUTION firmware updates. Refer to the release notes included with each firmware update before proceeding with the upgrade process.
Figure 19. Engineering mode Upgrading through USB To upgrade the firmware through a USB connection, do the following: Upgrade procedures may change between releases of CAUTION CAUTION firmware updates. Refer to the release notes included with each firmware update before proceeding with the upgrade process.
Digia Installation Manual 4. Select USB upgrade in engineering mode. 5. Press the SEL button to start the upgrade. 6. Once finished, the system will restart. Choose Boot Application from the engineering menu to restart the Digia with the new firmware (Figure 20) in normal mode.
Upgrading through LAN To upgrade the firmware through the LAN connection, do the following: Refer to the upgrade package release notes for any CAUTION CAUTION updates or changes to this upgrade procedure. 1. Download the upgrade package onto your PC. To obtain the upgraded firmware, contact Technical Support.
Digia Installation Manual ...to upgrade the firmware, where <app.bin> is the name of the upgrade file. Refer to the release notes with each upgrade for the name of the firmware file. The PC will show the bytes sent to the Digia. When the upgrade is finished, the Digia will display a message.
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