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Method 1: VDRView *Preferred Choice*...15 Method 2: LCD Panel and Keypad ...16 Method 3: EazyIP ...18 Method 4: Set a Workstation IP Address ...18 2.4.3. Step 2: Using the VR-N100U Web Browser...19 • Admin Name and Password ...19 • Setup Wizard ...19 2.4.4.
3.6.1. Administration Icon ...43 3.6.2. Browse Icon...43 3.6.3. Appliances List Icon ...44 3.6.4. Search Icon...44 3.6.5. About Icon ...44 MANAGING VR-N100U WITH VDRVIEW ...45 4.1. System Requirements ...45 4.1.1. Recommended Configuration...45 4.1.2. Minimum Configuration...46 4.2. Installing VDRView...46 4.3. Discovering VR-N100U Appliances ...47 4.4.
Edit Remote Zerver List… ...58 • Communication Settings… ...59 • Refresh Settings...59 • Refresh (F5) ...60 • Camera Settings ...60 4.6.6. Help (About VR-N100U) ...60 4.7. Definition of Navigation Tabs...61 4.7.1. Zerver Center...61 4.7.2. VR-N100Us...62 • Camera Preview ...62 •...
8.2. Agency Certifications ...97 EMISSIONS CERTIFICATIONS ...97 SAFETY CERTIFICATIONS ...97 8.3. License Provisions ...98 8.4. US Government Restricted Rights Notice ...98 Page 6 of 98 VR-N100U USERS MANUAL All Items Are Subject To Change Without Notice Feb. 2004 Rev 1.0...
LAN or WAN environment. VR-N100U is the only solution that allows any security administrator to monitor and manage one or more facilities from anywhere in the world in real-time. The VR-N100U is engineered to offer new levels of flexibility, reliability, scalability and performance to the security market.
The VR-N100U User’s Manual documents the newest network security appliance. It features the new VR-N100U Security Technology on the VR-N100U industrial server board. It has been organized in a manner that will allow any individual or organization to quickly and easily install, setup and manage the VR-N100U security appliance and its associated devices.
1.3.5. The Solution…VR-N100U Security Appliance With each VR-N100U appliance, a dedicated RAID set of large capacity hard disk drives for online storage is utilized and occupies a very small 19” 1U form-factor footprint. Options are available to add additional hard disk drive storage or archiving to other media such as CD, DVD and tape in a seamless automated manner provides the maximum flexibility for the VR- N100U customer.
Before You Begin WARNING Disconnect the VR-N100U from its AC power source before you connect or disconnect cables, install or remove any components. Failure to do so can result in personal injury or equipment damage that will NOT be covered under the product’s warranty.
VR-N100U operating system and applications are installed and tested on the non-volatile flash disk. In addition, the hard disk drives have also been tested and configured as a RAID-5 set prior to shipping for all VR-N100U 19” 1U Rackmount Systems.
LCD Panel with the IP address on the next line. The Server Name and IP address will continue to display until an event occurs on the VR-N100U, or the user pushes a key. This is called the Steady State Display, and it means everything is running.
Drive Activity Status: The Status LED, the first light on the left, cycles through its power-on sequence as the VR-N100U boots up. It starts out solid red during self-test. Solid amber indicates the server is booting the OS and the application.
2.3.5 Power Supply The VR-N100U board is also unique in that it has been designed to support the two most common types of power supplies used today (AT and ATX). This flexibility will allow the board to be installed in nearly all enclosures. A powerful and high quality ATX power supply is recommended and comes standard with all VR-N100U rackmount systems.
VR-N100U assigns itself a temporary IP address of 10.10.10.10, or tens. This is not a valid IP address, but it can be used long enough for you to see the VR-N100U on the network and to change this IP address to a static IP address that is valid for your network.
LCD Panel with the IP address on the next line. The Server Name and IP address will continue to display until an event occurs on the VR-N100U, or the user pushes a key. This is called the Steady State Display, and it means all is well.
When you have finished, press the Enter key. The Default Gateway address entry screen displays. Enter the address and press the Enter key. Page 17 of 98 VR-N100U USERS MANUAL Back Enter All Items Are Subject To Change Without Notice...
Your workstation is connected to the same subnet as the VR-N100U You are operating in a Class C IP networking environment When you use EazyIP, you have to assign VR-N100U a node number as part of the IP address. You can get this number from the network administrator.
All the options you see here can easily be set and changed at any time using the utilities in the Administration Toolbox. If you are just not sure, you can pop ahead to the beginning of 3. VR-N100U Overview. It describes each of the options in the Setup Wizard and the impact each setting will have on the system.
2.4.4. Step 3: Rebooting Your VR-N100U The Reboot screen appears. When you click on the OK button, your VR-N100U will go through an automatic reboot using the new IP address and the other information you provided in the form. If you click on Cancel, the information you provided on the Networks Information and Setup Wizard screens is saved.
2.4.5. Step 4: Setting Up the Backchannel Once VR-N100U has been successful installed onto your network, the next step is to configure the “back channel” (also referred as the camera or video channel) along with the networked cameras. Backchannel 10/100 Mbit Switch A dedicated quality Unmanaged Layer 2 24-Port 10/100 Mbit Switch will now be required to physically attach up to sixteen (16) VR-N100U supported networked cameras for each VR-N100U.
VR-N100U prior to installing them into their final destination. This will make the troubleshooting, if needed, a lot easier as you have all of the cameras and VR-N100U together at one location.
Integration into these platforms provides a focused approach to administering users, groups and the cameras on a secure VR-N100U, and, as you learn about the VR-N100U features described in the next chapter, you’ll be able to picture their implementation under the platform integration you have planned.
VR-N100U management features of the standalone Enterprise Windows-based application, VDRView. One of the hallmarks of the VR-N100U is its flexibility. It offers a number of ways for you to make cameras available to key networked users. The versatility and flexibility of VR-N100U is demonstrated in the interface as well. VR-N100U detects your hardware configuration and organizes the interface accordingly.
VR-N100U to the default factory settings. For those of you who have a specific plan for your VR-N100U, the appearance of the Setup Wizard at this time allows you to move forward with your plan. For those of you who want to explore the VR-N100U interface before you make any changes to the default settings, be assured that each of the options offered in the Setup Wizard is available in the utilities pages such as the main Administration Utilities page and can be set any time at your convenience.
3.2.1. Server Name Let’s have a look at the VR-N100U Setup Wizard. The first field displays the default name of the VR-N100U. Since this is the name by which the VR-N100U will be recognized on the network, you may want to change it to something more meaningful, even if it is just VR-N100U, SecuritySystem or CameraServer.
If you don’t see a device displayed on this page, you know that your VR-N100U has not detected its presence. You can also click on a specific device to view additional details about the device.
3.3.3. Managing Users and Groups In order to set up the secured system, you have to create a VR-N100U Users List. You will include in this list the name of every user who needs to have access to at least one network IP camera on any of the available VR-N100U security appliances.
VR-N100U USERS MANUAL If you want to change a user’s Full Name, VR-N100U Password, or admin rights, or assign the user to a group or remove the name from a group, click on the user’s name. Make your editing changes in the appropriate field(s). Change the admin rights setting by clicking on the checkbox.
The Time/Date page allows the administrator to easily change or setup the current Date, Time and specify the local time zone for the VR-N100U. It is very important to maintain the accurate local settings as it will directly affect the accurate ability to search on any of the captured video.
Power off, Reset to manufacturing defaults, and a basic Reboot. When you plan on powering off the VR-N100U, you must select the Safely stop the Unit for power off option and then press OK. This will allow VR-N100U to power down using a managed, controlled process designed to protect the VR-N100U equipment prior to power off.
This page displays the IP Address, Subnet Mask, IP Broadcast, Default Gateway, DNS, Domain Name, WINS Server, AFP and Ethernet Address information of the VR-N100U as well as how some of the settings were obtained. Details regarding any of these network parameters can be found in the 7. Glossary of Terms section of the manual.
IP addresses to network devices configured to receive them. The VR-N100U must be properly configured via the Static IP utility before it can behave as a DHCP server. If your VR-N100U has made any assignments, they will be shown below the heading Assigned Nodes.
By selecting the Search link, it will bring you to the Search Recorded Footage page that provides an very easy and straight forward way to do a random access search for any archived video from any camera managed by VR-N100U. VR-N100U will quickly determine if the video segment you are requesting is available on the local RAID once you specify the Camera, recording date and the time period (From and To), and click on the Search button.
(slow down, speed up, pause/play, play backwards or forwards). If you decide that you want or need a copy of this video clip, VR-N100U offers a very powerful and easy option.
3.5.2. Camera Views (2, 4, 8, 16) Each user may have their own preference in regards the simultaneous viewing of network cameras. Therefore, VR-N100U allows the user to select from a 2 camera, 4 camera, 8 camera, or maximum 16 cameras to be displayed. If the maximum number is not selected, you can switch between pages to see the other cameras.
VR-N100U USERS MANUAL Details All cameras will display the Details link at the bottom center. By clicking on this link, it will take you to the Camera Configure page where various setting can be changed on each camera. A new window will appear (see examples below).
VR-N100U USERS MANUAL use of a Preset setting programmed on the camera, creating/editing presets, and ability set the Auto-pan. These parameters and options may slightly differ based on the make and model of the PTZ camera. When you click on the Magnify link for the fixed camera, a new window displaying resolution options will open up.
Now you can throw out all of those concerns and issues as VR-N100U automatically takes care of them for you. Once VR- N100U is online, you merely attach and power on the network IP cameras to the backchannel, and then select the Discover button of VR-N100U.
Network IP cameras are becoming more advanced, as some have incorporated motion detection support within the device. The advantage of motion detection is that it can allow you to better optimize the storage as the VR-N100U could be setup to capture video only when motion is detected by the camera in within a specified area.
VR-N100U will track each ISO image creation and store these log files (video clips) that can be easily accessed by clicking on the ISO Files button. This will display the list of available files created from searches and provide the camera details, search start and end times, file size and the link to the ISO file.
When you select the Manage Users for This Camera link in the camera Details page, you will be prompted to log into this configuration page. All of the VR-N100U users will be listed and initially set to the default No Access security level. By simply selecting either the Operator or View radio buttons, and then the Save button, the administrator is able to setup the security levels for that particular camera for all VR-N100U users.
System, Network, and Camera settings pages associated with VR-N100U. 3.6.2. Browse Icon The Browse icon is a shortcut to pull up the Camera Views page where all of the VR-N100U managed cameras are displayed.
3.6.3. Appliances List Icon The Appliances List will allow you to bring up a list of all VR-N100U security appliances that are discovered over the network, whether locally on your LAN or remotely over your WAN. This enables you to easily navigate between appliances as you no longer need to know what the IP address for all discovered VR-N100U security appliances.
N100U that comes up tens (10.10.10.10). VDRView, by far, is the easiest way of manually acquiring an IP address. We keep working to improve VR-N100U and add new features. That means that every once in a while, you are going to have the opportunity to update your VR-N100U’s firmware by reflashing the unit.
4.2. Installing VDRView You will find VDRView on the VR-N100U Companion CD. It is intended for the user to install it on your workstation that meets the above system requirements. Load the VR-N100U Companion CD in the CD/DVD drive on the workstation. Follow the instructions on the CD label.
A login dialog box will open that provides a list of all discovered security appliances. There is an option to Filter the list to show all logged in, not logged in, and all VR-N100Us. Once you select the VR-N100U(s) you which to log into, proceed to input your user name and password, then select the Authenticate button.
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Set Zerver IP Address… This icon allows an administrator to set the IP address of the VR-N100U. You can also access this from the Options pull-down menu or via the web browser under the Networks utility page. Information regarding IP Address, Subnet Mask, and Default Gateway are the fields that must be filled in and Enable Static IP Address should be checked.
VR-N100U security appliances outside of your current network segment by referencing its IP address or server name. Once the VR-N100U have been added, you can then proceed to securely log into them over SSL. Refer to section 4.6.5 Options – Edit Remote Zerver List for more details.
To add the cameras to your new view, simply click on the Load Camera List icon to open the list of available VR-N100U and the associated cameras. By merely dragging-and-dropping cameras onto any of the camera windows, VDRView will automatically create links to provide the live video feed from those cameras onto your view.
VR-N100U USERS MANUAL Edit/Delete View If you wish to edit or edit an existing view, simply click on this icon to open the list of saved views. Within this window, you can choose to remove any associated cameras from any of the views or simply delete the view.
From within this window, you can control the major functions of each individual camera similar to those within the VR-N100U page. When you select camera(s), the associated camera(s) within the view will be highlighted in red as the supported control buttons will be enabled. The manufacturer and model is displayed on the upper right corner for the selected camera.
When utilizing the Web Connect, Motion Log or Reflash pages of VDRView, a new window automatically opens that provides a list of VR-N100Us that you have logged into. By clicking on this icon, you can also open up that window manually to drag-and-drop a VR-N100U onto one of these pages to proceed with that section.
4.6.1. File Just one command here - Exit – to leave VDRView. 4.6.2. View VDRView offers a variety of viewing options for VR-N100U within the Zerver Center page. Below are examples of the different available views. Large Icons Small Icons & List...
VR-N100U. When there are problems communicating with a VR-N100U, it is recommended that you manually invoke this function to see if the cameras could be loaded and accessible within VDRView.
This function will allow the administrator the ability to properly reboot the VR-N100U from within VDRView. A login window will prompt access to the reboot page. Powering off/on or doing a hard reset on the VR-N100U security appliance is never recommended as it may cause damage to the system as well as place the device offline for a long period of time as the system has to recover from its “dirty shutdown.”...
Discovery Method field will display Remote Off-line, and all other fields will display Unknown. VDRView will continue to attempt to communicate with and discover the remote VR-N100U each time the off-line VR-N100U is selected in the VDRView list. When the attempt is successful, the list will be updated with the remote VR-N100U’s information.
Encrypted from within this dialog box. NOTE: When using ENCRYPTED, everything will be secured, however, it will cause additional load on your CPU as the data and video is encrypted and then decrypted on-the-fly between your workstation and VR-N100U plus its cameras.
VR-N100Us and Monitor Cameras pages where live video can be viewed directly from any of the VR-N100U managed cameras. Within the these camera windows, VDRView offers the ability to Display Camera Name, Display Recording Status, and/or Display Camera Time within these windows to provide additional information.
4.7.1. Zerver Center When VDRView is launched, the default displayed page is always Zerver Center where a summary of all VR-N100U security appliances are listed, whether discovered or not. On this page, the applicable functions include setting up the discovery methods and communication modes, retrieve information summary, setting up IP address, and the ability to simultaneously log into or out of multiple VR-N100Us.
NOTE: You can also log directly into VR-N100U via the web browser using the IP address or server name. 4.7.2. VR-N100Us Management and configuration of all cameras across VR-N100Us can be easily accomplished within the VR-N100U page. All changes are applied immediately to the cameras.
VR-N100U USERS MANUAL Filter Camera List VDRView can also filter the camera list based on type (PTZ, MD or all) to make viewing the cameras easier for the user. Camera Status Legend A legend describing the camera information is also provided to assist the user to easily identify the recording status by color, type listed in the brackets, and the current access level for each camera.
4.7.3. Web Connect VR-N100U is a security appliance, thus does not use a keyboard, monitor or mouse. In order to manage the device, you must either log into VR-N100U directly via a web browser or utilize the VDRView client software utility. To eliminate having to switch between VDRView and your web browser, the Web Connect page will automatically open up your web browser within this VDRView page and allow you to directly access the VR-N100U.
Once logged directly into the VR-N100U web server, close out the VR-N100U List dialog box and proceed to administer the VR-N100U. Refer to Chapter 3 VR-N100U Overview for details. 4.7.4. Monitor Cameras VDRView can also function as a virtual video multiplexer to allow as many as 16 cameras to be simultaneously displayed in a view and supporting an unlimited number of custom configurations.
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You will be prompted with a dialog box to reconfirm your action. 4.7.5. Search/Playback As with the VR-N100U administration page, you can also Search/Playback any video that has already been captured with VDRView. Proceed to select the Search/Playback navigation tab or click on its shortcut icon. It will present a list of discovered VR-N100Us and their camera lists.
Open New Window option and then click Search. If the search is successful, then it will begin to playback the video directly from the VR-N100U. You can select the speed, playback control, as well as export to an ISO-9660 image file for download and recording the video clip onto your local CD/DVD burner.
(delete) any unnecessary Motion Log files. 4.7.7. Reflash Use the Zerver Information shortcut to determine the version number of the firmware on the selected VR-N100U. To update your VR-N100U, proceed to follow the steps below. Download the latest reflash file to a location on your local hard drive or network. The file has a .BIN extension.
NOTE2: The firmware reflash procedure will take a few minutes and during this process, the VR-N100U will be offline. NOTE3: You can also reflash your VR-N100U using FTP. The instructions for an FTP reflash can be found in section 6.4 User FTP Client to Flash VR-N100U of this manual.
Drive Setting Brand NOTE1: In some instances, VR-N100U has been forced to utilize the slower 5400 rpm rated hard drives due to the lack of available drive models supporting the above specifications from the leading drive manufacturers. NOTE2: VR-N100U has the ability to expand the video storage capacity by utilizing the onboard LVD160 SCSI.
Network IP Cameras VR-N100U is designed to support the latest IP cameras from JVC. Unfortunately, each make as well as model utilizes different protocols, and offer slightly different features and functions. Therefore, camera support will be an ongoing process for VR- N100U.
Advanced Settings for VN-C11U JVC VN-C11U Configuration (Fixed Motion Network Camera) Resolution Frames per Second Quality Compression Rate Automatic White Balance Red Balance Balance Green Balance NOTE: RED & GREEN gains are only applicable if Automatic WHITE is OFF Automatic Gain Control...
5.2.1. Testing Network IP Cameras If the network IP camera that you are using with VR-N100U is not being recognized or is not functioning correctly, please verify the following: Is the network IP camera make and model supported by my VR-N100U security appliance’s firmware?
NOTE: Please visit the JVC web site for detail specifications and camera firmware updates. All network enablers should have the latest available firmware and set to manufacturer’s default. Below is a list of JVC network enablers (a.k.a. video server or encoder devices) that are currently supported or in the process of being supported.
SR2024 24-Port Switch Below is an example of how the backchannel of VR-N100U should be configured. As you can see, only the network cameras are attached to the switch along with LAN2 of VR-N100U. For further information, refer to section 2.4.5 Setting Up the Backchannel.
Technical Support personnel. Any unauthorized changes or tampering of your VR-N100U will automatically void your warranty. 6.1. Industrial Server Board The main components that makes up the VR-N100U security appliance’s Industrial Server Board is outlined in the following sections. Page 77 of 98 VR-N100U USERS MANUAL All Items Are Subject To Change Without Notice Feb.
NOTE1: ‘*’ IDE0 is occupied by the onboard non-volatile flash disk, thus we recommend not to attach any devices to this channel. NOTE2: ‘**’ IDE1 is currently not used by VR-N100U and its IDE cable will not be attached to a device at this time. NOTE3: ‘**’ IDE2 to IDE5 are used for the four (4) VR-N100U RAID hard drives.
USB device to the dual USB ports of the 19” 1U rackmount. 6.1.8. COM Port The board has a COM port on the rear, however, it is not utilized by VR-N100U. Therefore, please do not attempt to attach any serial cable or device to it.
6.2. Jumper Settings The Industrial Server Board utilizes multiple default jumper settings for use with the VR-N100U security appliance and they are outlined in the following sections. 6.2.1. JP1: Flash Disk Options Master 1-2: Short Slave 1-2: Open (default) The embedded VR-N100U operating system and application are stored on a non-volatile flash disk that is attached to the IDE 0 Channel.
Normal 1-2: Short (default) Clear CMOS 2-3: Short To clear the CMOS setting and have the VR-N100U revert to its default settings, you will need to follow the steps below: Power OFF the VR-N100U Short (jumper) pins 2-3 on JP3...
No changes to the CMOS are required. 6.4. Adaptec SCSI BIOS The onboard Adaptec SCSI BIOS settings for the server board have been for the VR-N100U security application. No changes to the Adaptec SCSI BIOS are required. The default settings are: Adaptec Settings...
Name displays on the LCD Panel with the IP address on the next line. The Server Name and IP address will continue to display until an event occurs on the VR-N100U, or the user pushes a key. This is called the Steady State Display, and it means everything is running.
Status The Status LED, the first light on the left, cycles through its power-on sequence as the VR-N100U boots up. It starts out solid red during self-test. Solid amber indicates the server is booting the OS and the application. Solid green indicates the VR-N100U has successfully powered on and dynamically acquired an IP address.
Select the N if you plan to change the default Server Name. Make your selection and depress the Enter key. If you select the Y, the VR-N100U will reboot. The LCD Panel will keep you informed about what is happening.
If you select the N, you will be returned to the Set Server Name screen. If you select the Y, the VR-N100U will reboot. The LCD Panel will keep you informed about what is happening. Only when you reboot the system will the new addresses and Server Name go into effect.
The board is also unique in that it has been designed to support the two most common types of power supplies used today (AT and ATX). This flexibility will allow it to be installed in nearly all enclosures. The ATX power supply is recommended and comes standard with all VR-N100U rackmount systems. NOTE1: When selecting the ATX power adapter, do not forget to attach an ATX power switch to CN6 pin set.
A communication methodology that facilitates the transfer of data to and from a networked Access Protocol computer resource. A privilege assigned to a user by the VR-N100U admin giving the user the right to View, Access Rights Operator or Administer VR-N100U and Cameras.
In Windows, a domain is an administrative grouping of hosts. In the Internet world, a domain is a Domain host-naming convention. A process in which the Windows Domain becomes available to VR-N100U to provide Domain Integration synchronization of user and group authentication and access on a secure VR-N100U.
There are four common Ethernet frame types: IEEE802.3, IEEE 802.2, Ethernet II, and Ethernet SNAP. A VR-N100U using the IPX protocol supports all four frame types. A VR- N100U using the IP protocol supports only the Ethernet II frame type.
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Finally, a link can refer to a hyperlink in a Web page that connects one page to another. Location is the title of a data display in the VR-N100U Web browser interface in the Devices Location System Utility.
VR-N100U USERS MANUAL backup browser. Multipurpose Internet Mail Extension - MIME is used to extend the power of Web browsers to handle graphics, sound, video, etc. & anything but text. (HTML handles nothing but text everything else is an extension.) Browsers recognize MIME types of categories and file types, MIME separated by a slash, e.g., image/gif.
The first NDS server contacted by VR-N100U when VR-N100U requests NDS directory services. Primary NDS Server As this NDS server is the initial point of contact for all VR-N100U’s NDS requests, it is preferable that it be a local LAN server.
Target ID - The SCSI ID assigned to an attached SCSI device. The possible ID numbers range from 0 to 6. A total of seven SCSI devices can be attached to a VR-N100U. VR-N100U uses TID Type describes the kind of device being referenced, e.g., IDE Hard Drive, SCSI CD-ROM Drive, Type etc.
Internet. Everything on the Web is represented as hypertext and is linked to other documents by their URLs. Page 96 of 98 VR-N100U USERS MANUAL All Items Are Subject To Change Without Notice Feb. 2004 Rev 1.0...
Contact your local VR-N100U reseller for instructions on returning defective products. EXCEPT FOR THE WARRANTIES SET FORTH ABOVE, PRODUCTS, AND THE SOFTWARE CONTAINED THEREIN, ARE LICENSED “AS IS,”...
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