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PACOM PDR-9LX User Manual

Pacom digital video recorder9- and 16-channel models.
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  • Page 3: Compliance Notice Of Fcc

    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"...
  • Page 4: Important Safeguards

    User’s Manual Important Safeguards 1. Read Instructions 13. Damage requiring Service All the safety and operating instructions should be read before the Unplug this equipment from the wall outlet and refer servicing to appliance is operated. qualified service personnel under the following conditions: A.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    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 Connecting the Video Input............... 4 Connecting the Loop-Through Video ............4 Connecting the Monitor ................
  • Page 6 User’s Manual SEQUENCE Button ................14 FREEZE Button ..................14 PTZ Button....................14 ZOOM Button..................14 SPOT Button................... 14 Enter Button.................... 15 Up, Down, Left, Right Arrow Buttons ............15 MENU Button..................15 Shuttle Ring .................... 15 Jog Dial....................15 ID Button on Remote Control..............
  • Page 7 Digital Video Recorder Text-In Screen ..................65 System Event Screen ................69 Event Status Screen ................73 Chapter 4 — Operation................75 Turning on the Power ................75 Live Monitoring..................75 Active Cameo Mode ................76 PIP Mode ....................76 Zoom Mode.....................
  • Page 8 User’s Manual Appendix B — Reviewing Video Clips ............. 101 Appendix C — WebGuard (PRO Model Only) .......... 104 Web Monitoring Mode................105 Web Search Mode .................. 107 Appendix D — Time Overlap..............109 Appendix E — Troubleshooting ............... 110 Appendix F —...
  • Page 9 Digital Video Recorder List of Illustrations Figure 1 — Typical DVR installation..................2 Figure 2 — 16-Channel DVR rear panel..................3 Figure 3 — Video input connectors.................... 4 Figure 4 — Video Loop-Through connectors................4 Figure 5 — Video Out connectors....................4 Figure 6 —...
  • Page 10 User’s Manual Figure 49 — WebGuard setup screen..................36 Figure 50 — Notification Mail setup screen................37 Figure 51 — Authentication setup screen................38 Figure 52 — Notification Callback setup screen..............38 Figure 53 — Device menu....................... 39 Figure 54 —...
  • Page 11 Digital Video Recorder Figure 100 — Preset view screen.................... 78 Figure 101 — PTZ menu......................79 Figure 102 — PTZ controls ...................... 79 Figure 103 — Spot Monitor menu.................... 81 Figure 104 — Sequence menu....................81 Figure 105 — Mouse menu...................... 82 Figure 106 —...
  • Page 12 User’s Manual...
  • Page 13: Chapter 1 - Introduction

    Digital Video Recorder Chapter 1 — Introduction Features Your color digital video recorder (DVR) provides recording capabilities for nine or 16 camera inputs. It provides exceptional picture quality in both live and playback modes, and offers the following features: 9 or 16 Composite Video Input Connectors Compatible with Color (NTSC or PAL) and B&W (CCIR and EIA-170) Video Sources Auto Detection for NTSC and PAL Multiple Monitor Connectors: 1 BNC Video Out, 1 SVHS, 4 Spot, 1 VGA...
  • Page 14: Figure 1 - Typical Dvr Installation

    User’s Manual Digitally recorded video has several advantages over analog video recorded on tape. There is no need to adjust tracking. You can freeze frames, fast forward, fast reverse, slow forward and slow reverse without image streaking or tearing. Digital video can be indexed by time or events, and you can instantly view video after selecting the time or event.
  • Page 15: Chapter 2 - Installation

    Digital Video Recorder Chapter 2 — Installation Package Contents The package contains the following: Digital Video Recorder Power Cord User’s Manual (This Document) RAS Software CD and User’s Manual Rack-mount Kit Assembly Screws Guide Rails for Adding Hard Disk Drives Screws for Attaching SCSI Connector Infrared Remote Control Required Installation Tools...
  • Page 16: Connecting The Video Input

    User’s Manual Connecting the Video Input Figure 3 — Video input connectors. Connect the coaxial cables from the video sources to the BNC Video In connectors. Connecting the Loop-Through Video Figure 4 — Video Loop-Through connectors. If you would like to connect your video source to another device, you can use the Loop BNC connectors.
  • Page 17: Connecting A Vga Monitor

    Digital Video Recorder Connecting a VGA Monitor Figure 6 — VGA connector A VGA connector is provided so that you can use a standard, multi-sync computer monitor as your main monitor. Use the cable supplied with your monitor to connect it to the DVR. NOTE: Pressing and holding the button on the front panel for 5 seconds or DISPLAY...
  • Page 18: Ai 1 To 16 (alarm-in)

    User’s Manual NOTE: To make connections on the Alarm Connector Strip, press and hold the button and insert the wire in the hole below the button. After releasing the button, tug gently on the wire to make certain it is connected. To disconnect a wire, press and hold the button above the wire and pull out the wire.
  • Page 19: Connecting To The Rs485 Port

    Digital Video Recorder Connecting to the RS485 Port Figure 11 — RS485 connector. The DVR can be controlled remotely by an external device or control system, such as a control keyboard, using RS485 half-duplex serial communications signals. The RS485 connector can also be used to control PTZ (pan, tilt, zoom) cameras.
  • Page 20: Connecting To The Rs232 Port

    User’s Manual Connecting to the RS232 Port Figure 14 — RS232 connector. An RS232 port is provided to connect an external modem for remote monitoring, configuration and software upgrades, and to connect a remote control keyboard. Use a modem cable with a DB-9S (female) connector to connect to the DVR.
  • Page 21: Connecting To The Network Port

    Digital Video Recorder Connecting to the Network Port Figure 16 — Network connector. The DVR can be networked using the 10/100Mb Ethernet connector. Connect a Cat5 cable with an RJ-45 jack to the DVR connector. The DVR can be networked with a computer for remote monitoring, searching, configuration and software upgrades.
  • Page 22: Connecting The Power Cord

    User’s Manual 5. Release the reset switch. All of the DVR’s settings are now at the original settings it had when it left the factory. Connecting the Power Cord Figure 18 — 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.
  • Page 23: Chapter 3 - Configuration

    Digital Video Recorder Chapter 3 — Configuration NOTE: Your DVR should be completely installed before proceeding. Refer to Chapter 2 — Installation. Front Panel Controls Figure 19 — 16-Channel DVR front panel. The front panel looks and operates much like a VCR combined with a multiplexer. Many of the buttons have multiple functions.
  • Page 24: Power Led

    User’s Manual Figure 20 — Infrared remote control. NOTE: Some buttons on the infrared remote control may not be supported, depending on the DVR model. POWER LED The POWER LED is lit when the unit is On. HDD LED The HDD LED flickers when the DVR is recording or searching video on the hard disk drive. NETWORK LED The NETWORK LED flickers when the unit is connected to a network via either Ethernet or modem.
  • Page 25: Camera Buttons (1 To 16)

    Digital Video Recorder 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. PANIC Button Pressing the button starts panic recoding of all camera channels, and displays on the PANIC screen.
  • Page 26: Ff (fast Forward) Button

    User’s Manual FF (Fast Forward) Button Pressing the button plays video forward at high speed. Pressing the button again toggles the playback speed from . The screen displays respectively. The button on the front panel is also used to save Presets while in the PTZ mode. FORWARD Button Pressing the button goes to the next image.
  • Page 27: Enter Button

    Digital Video Recorder Enter Button (Enter) button selects a highlighted item or completes an entry that you have made during system setup. Up, Down, Left, Right Arrow Buttons These buttons are used to navigate through menus and GUI. You can also use them to change numbers by highlighting a number in the menu and using the Up and Down arrow buttons to increase or decrease the number’s value.
  • Page 28: Id Button On Remote Control

    User’s Manual ID Button on Remote Control If a DVR System ID is set to 0, the infrared remote control will control that DVR without any additional operations. (Refer to the System Information setup screen in this chapter for further information on setting the System ID.) If the system ID is 1 to 16, you must to press the button on the remote control and then press the number button (1 to 16) in order to control that DVR.
  • Page 29: Setup Screen

    Digital Video Recorder Setup Screen Figure 22 — Setup screen. Press the button to enter the setup screen. MENU While setting up the DVR, there will be many opportunities to enter names and titles. When making these entries, a Virtual Keyboard will appear. Figure 23 —...
  • Page 30: System Information

    User’s Manual System Information Highlight Information and press the button. The Information screen appears. Figure 24 — Information screen. In the Information screen, you can name the site location, assign a System ID number, select the language the screens are displayed in, display software version number, upgrade the software, show the System Log, display recorded time data, and clear all data.
  • Page 31: Figure 25 - Upgrade Screen

    Digital Video Recorder To upgrade the software, connect a USB device containing the upgrade package file to the DVR. Highlight Upgrade… and press the button. The Upgrade screen appears. The screen displays the upgrade package file names that are available. The “.rui” indicates that the file is for software upgrades and “.ofi”...
  • Page 32: Figure 27 - Setup Export Screen

    User’s Manual Figure 27 — Setup Export screen. NOTE: Even after changing the DVR settings by importing saved settings, the time-related settings (Date/Time, Time Zone and Daylight Saving Time) will NOT be changed. CAUTION: The USB device must be FAT16 or FAT32 format. Highlight Show System Log…...
  • Page 33: Date/time Setup

    Digital Video Recorder Date/Time Setup Highlight Date/Time in the System menu and press the button. The Date/Time setup screen appears. Figure 29 — Date/Time setup screen. Highlight the first box beside Date and press the button. The individual sections of the date will highlight.
  • Page 34: Figure 30 - Holiday Setup Screen

    User’s Manual Highlight the Holiday tab, and the Holiday setup screen appears Figure 30 — Holiday setup screen. You can set up holidays by highlighting + and pressing the button. The current date appears. Highlight the month and day and change them by using the Up and Down arrow buttons. Press button to add the date.
  • Page 35: Storage Screen

    Digital Video Recorder Highlight the box beside Automatic Sync. and press the button. This toggles between On and Off. Highlight the box beside Time Server and press the button. A virtual keyboard appears that you can use to enter the IP address or domain name of the time server. NOTE: You can use the domain name instead of IP address if you already set up the DNS Server when setting up the LAN.
  • Page 36: Figure 33 - Device Format Screen

    User’s Manual The Format column displays whether the device is used for recording (Record) or archiving (Archive). Not Using indicates the device is not used for either recording or archiving. Not Formatted indicates the device is not formatted. indicates when the device has temporary space set aside so that video clips can be saved on a CD-RW or DVD RW.
  • Page 37: Figure 35 - Storage Status Screen

    Digital Video Recorder If you want to use a USB hard disk drive, highlight Use and press the button after connecting the device. Highlight Don’t Use and press the button if you want to stop using the device. NOTE: When disconnecting a USB hard disk drive from the DVR, highlight Don’t Use first and then disconnect the device.
  • Page 38: User Setup Screen

    User’s Manual NOTE: When the storage condition is “Bad”, the Event Status – Storage screen displays and you can check the storage condition for details. Once the “Bad” message displays, replacing the hard disk drive is recommended, usually within 24 hours. NOTE: Temperature and S.M.A.R.T.
  • Page 39: Figure 37 - New Group Setup Screen

    Digital Video Recorder Highlighting a User Name and pressing the button allows you to add or change the password assigned to that user. You can also change the group to which the user is assigned. column can be used to delete a User Name or an entire Group. If the is grayed out, that Group or User cannot be deleted.
  • Page 40: Figure 38 - New User Setup Screen

    User’s Manual Alarm-Out Control — The user can reset the DVR’s outputs including the internal buzzer during an alarm by pressing the button on a local system or alarm-out control button ALARM on a PC running RAS. Covert Camera View — The user can view video from cameras set as Covert while in the Live Monitoring or Search mode on a local system or a PC running RAS.
  • Page 41: Shutdown Screen

    Digital Video Recorder Shutdown Screen Highlight Shutdown in the System menu and press the button. The Shutdown screen displays asking you to confirm whether or not you want to shut the system down. Figure 39 — Shutdown screen. After selecting Shutdown and pressing the button, a screen will appear telling you when it is safe to disconnect power.
  • Page 42: Network & Notification Setup

    User’s Manual Network & Notification Setup In the Main screen, use the Left or Right arrow buttons to display the Network menu. Figure 41 — Network menu. Network Screen Highlight Network in the Network menu and press the button. The Network setup screen displays.
  • Page 43: Lan Setup Screen

    Digital Video Recorder LAN Setup Screen Highlight the LAN tab, and the LAN screen displays. Figure 43 — LAN (Manual) setup screen. Highlight the box beside Type and press the button. You can select the type of network configuration from: Manual, DHCP and ADSL (with PPPoE). Select the desired type and press the button.
  • Page 44: Figure 44 - Port Numbers Setup Screen

    User’s Manual Figure 44 — Port Numbers setup screen Change the numbers by highlighting them and using the Up and Down arrow buttons to increase or decrease the number. The factory default Port settings are: Remote Admin: 8200 Remote Callback: 8201 Remote Watch: 8016...
  • Page 45: Figure 46 - Lan (adsl) Setup Screen

    Digital Video Recorder Selecting ADSL (with PPPoE) allows you to set up the ADSL network. NOTE: ADSL and modem cannot be configured at the same time. If the DVR is configured by modem, the ADSL (with PPPoE) will not be selected. Figure 46 —...
  • Page 46: Modem Setup

    User’s Manual Modem Setup Highlight the Modem tab, and the Modem screen displays. Figure 47 — Modem setup screen. NOTE: If the RS232 port is in use for remote control, networking cannot be configured for a modem. Highlight Enable and press the button to toggle between On and Off.
  • Page 47: Dvrns Setup

    Digital Video Recorder DVRNS Setup Highlight the DVRNS tab, and the DVRNS screen displays. Figure 48 — DVRNS setup screen. NOTE: When LAN settings have been changed, set up the DVRNS after saving your LAN changes by highlighting Save and pressing the button.
  • Page 48: Webguard Setup (pro Model Only)

    User’s Manual Highlight the box beside DVR Name and press the button. A virtual keyboard appears allowing you to enter the DVR name to be registered on the DVRNS server. Highlight the Check box and press the button to check whether or not the name you entered can be used.
  • Page 49: Notification Setup

    Digital Video Recorder Highlight Use WebGuard Service and press the button to toggle between On and Off. See Appendix C — WebGuard for detailed descriptions of the WebGuard service. Highlight the box beside Port and press the button. Set the port number used when accessing WebGuard by using the Up and Down arrow buttons to increase or decrease the numbers.
  • Page 50: Figure 51 - Authentication Setup Screen

    User’s Manual Highlight the box beside Port and press the button. Use the arrow buttons to enter the SMTP Server port number obtained from your system administrator. The default port number is 25. Highlight Use SSL/TLS and press the button to toggle between On and Off. When it is On, the DVR can send an email via an SMTP server requiring SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) authentication (PRO Model only).
  • Page 51: Configuring Devices

    Digital Video Recorder Highlight LAN and press the button to toggle between On and Off. When LAN is turned On you can change the IP addresses. Highlight the IP Address box that you want to change and press the button. Enter the IP address of the computer you want contacted during an event.
  • Page 52: Camera Setup Screen

    User’s Manual Camera Setup Screen Highlight Camera in the Devices menu and press the button. The Camera setup screen appears. Figure 54 — Camera setup screen. You can turn the camera number On or Off, and you can change the Title of each camera using the virtual keyboard.
  • Page 53: Figure 55 - Camera Ptz Setup Screen

    Digital Video Recorder Figure 55 — Camera PTZ setup screen. NOTE: You will only be able to set up PTZ devices if the PTZ port is set to RS232 or RS485. You will not be able to use a modem if you are using the RS232 port for PTZ control.
  • Page 54: Audio Setup Screen

    User’s Manual Figure 57 — Port Setup window. Configure the port’s setting based on the PTZ camera manufacturer’s instructions. You can save your Camera changes by highlighting Save and pressing the button. Selecting Cancel exits the screen without saving the changes. Audio Setup Screen Highlight Audio in the Devices menu and press the button.
  • Page 55: Alarm-out Screen

    Digital Video Recorder Alarm-Out Screen Highlight Alarm-Out in the Devices menu and press the button. The Alarm-Out screen allows you to change the settings and establish a schedule for each alarm output from the DVR. Figure 59 — Alarm-Out Settings screen. Each alarm output can be given its own title by highlighting the box under the Title heading and pressing the button.
  • Page 56: Display Screen

    User’s Manual You can add and edit alarm output schedules on this screen. Highlight the + and press the button to add a schedule. Highlighting the boxes under the Column heading and pressing the button allows you to edit the information in those boxes. The Day box allows you to select the days that the alarm schedule will be active.
  • Page 57: Figure 62 - Osd Margin Screen

    Digital Video Recorder Remote Control — The icon displays when the DVR can be controlled by the infrared remote control. Zoom — The icon displays on the enlarged video. Network — The icon displays when the unit is connected to a network via either Ethernet or modem.
  • Page 58: Figure 63 - Main Monitor Screen

    User’s Manual Figure 63 — Main Monitor screen. You can adjust the display dwell time for each camera displayed on the main monitor. Highlight the box beside Mode and press the button. You can select between Full Sequence and Cameo Sequence. Pressing the button causes the DVR to sequence cameras, and the DVR can SEQUENCE...
  • Page 59: Remote Control Screen

    Digital Video Recorder Figure 64 — Spot Monitor screen. You can define which cameras display sequentially on the Spot Monitors. Highlight the box in the Channels column for the desired Spot Monitor and press the button. You can save your Display settings by highlighting Save and pressing the button .
  • Page 60: Recording Settings

    User’s Manual Highlight the box beside Port and select from None, RS232 and RS485. If the RS232 port and RS485 port are in use for PTZ control, networking or text input, the remote keyboard cannot be configured. Highlight Setup… and select the correct Baud Rate, Parity, Data Bits and Stop Bits for the device you are connecting to the DVR.
  • Page 61: Record Screen

    Digital Video Recorder Record Screen Highlight Record in the Record menu and press the button. The Record setup screen appears. Figure 67 — Record 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.
  • Page 62: Schedule Screen

    User’s Manual Highlighting the Panic Recording – ips and pressing the button allows you to set the images per second for Panic recording. You can select from 0.10 to 30.0 images per second. Highlighting the Panic Recording – Quality and pressing the button allows you to set the recorded image quality for Panic recording.
  • Page 63: Figure 69 - Default Setup Screen

    Digital Video Recorder Highlight the box under the Range heading and press the button to change the time range that the scheduled recording will take place. The smallest time segment you can use is 15 minutes. Highlight the box under the Mode heading and press the button to change the recording mode that will be used.
  • Page 64: Pre-event Screen

    User’s Manual Highlighting boxes under ips and pressing the button allows you to set the images per second for Time and Event recording. You can select from 0.10 to 30.0 images per second. Highlighting boxes under Quality and pressing the button allows you to set the recorded image quality for Time and Event recording.
  • Page 65: Archive Screen

    Digital Video Recorder You can save your changes by highlighting Save and pressing the button. Selecting Cancel exits the screen without saving the changes. Archive Screen Highlight Archive in the Record menu and press the button, and the Archive setup screen appears.
  • Page 66: Event Settings

    User’s Manual NOTE: If 15 or less ips have been recorded per channel 1 ips will be archived, and if 30 ips have been recorded per channel 2 ips will be archived. If 16 to 29 ips have been recorded per channel, 1 or 2 ips will be archived depending on the number of key frames recorded.
  • Page 67: Alarm-in Screen

    Digital Video Recorder Alarm-In Screen Highlight Alarm-In in the Event menu and press the button. The Alarm-In setup screen appears. Figure 73 — Alarm-In Settings 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.
  • Page 68: Figure 74 - Alarm-in Actions 1 Screen

    User’s Manual Figure 74 — Alarm-In Actions 1 screen. You can set the actions the DVR will take whenever it senses an input on one of its alarm input connectors. Highlight the desired box under the Record heading, and press the button.
  • Page 69: Figure 75 - Alarm-in Notify Menu

    Digital Video Recorder Figure 75 — Alarm-In Notify menu. You can toggle the entire list On and Off by highlighting Notification and pressing the button. You can toggle the individual items On and Off by highlighting that item and pressing button.
  • Page 70: Motion Detection Screen

    User’s Manual You can save your Alarm-In changes by highlighting Save and pressing the button. Selecting Cancel exits the screen without saving the changes. Motion Detection Screen Highlight Motion Detection in the Event menu and press the button. The Motion Detection setup screen appears.
  • Page 71: Figure 79 - Motion Detection Min. Blocks Screen

    Digital Video Recorder Figure 79 — Motion Detection Min. Blocks screen. Turning Zone View On will allow you to observe how the DVR is reacting to motion. When in the motion viewing mode, the detection zone of video will be displayed in green. Any detected motion within the zone will be displayed in red.
  • Page 72: Figure 81 - Motion Detection Zone Menu

    User’s Manual Figure 81 — Motion Detection Zone menu. Select — Activates highlighted blocks to detect motion. Clear — Deactivates highlighted blocks so that they will not detect motion. Reverse — Activates inactive highlighted blocks and deactivates active highlighted blocks. Select All —...
  • Page 73: Figure 83 - Motion Detection Actions 1 Screen

    Digital Video Recorder Figure 83 — Motion Detection Actions 1 screen. The DVR can be set to react to motion detection differently for each camera. Each camera can be associated with another camera, trigger an Alarm-Out connector, sound the DVR’s internal buzzer, notify a number of different devices, move PTZ cameras to preset positions, and/or display a camera on a SPOT monitor.
  • Page 74: Figure 84 - Motion Detection Actions 2 Screen

    User’s Manual NOTE: For the Notify action, the notify item you select should be enabled in the Notification setup screen and the DVR should be registered in the RAS (Remote Administration System). Figure 84 — Motion Detection Actions 2 screen. Highlight the desired box under the PTZ heading, and press the button.
  • Page 75: Video Loss Screen

    Digital Video Recorder Video Loss Screen Highlight Video Loss in the Event menu and press the button. The Video Loss setup screen appears. Figure 85 — Video Loss Settings 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.
  • Page 76: Figure 87 - Video Loss Actions 2 Screen

    User’s Manual The DVR can be set to react to video loss differently for each camera. Each camera can be associated with another camera, trigger an Alarm-Out connector, sound the DVR’s internal buzzer, notify a number of different devices, move PTZ cameras to preset positions, and/or display a camera on a SPOT monitor.
  • Page 77: Text-in Screen

    Digital Video Recorder Highlight the desired box under the PTZ heading, and press the button. A list of PTZ presets appear. Select the preset position for each PTZ camera, where you want PTZ cameras to move to when the DVR detects video loss on the selected camera’s input. Highlight the box under the Spot Monitor heading and press the button.
  • Page 78: Figure 89 - Text-in Device Settings Screen

    User’s Manual Figure 89 — Text-In Device Settings screen. Highlight the box beside Port, and press the button. Select from None, RS232, RS485 and USB-Serial (1~8). NOTE: If you have set the Port as None, you will not be able to make any changes to the screen.
  • Page 79: Figure 90 - Text-in Actions 1 Screen

    Digital Video Recorder Highlight the more line(s) box, and press the button. Select the number of additional lines of text that you want the DVR to record. You can choose from 0 to 10. Highlight the box beside Line Delimiter, and press the button.
  • Page 80: Figure 91 - Text-in Actions 2 Screen

    User’s Manual Highlight the box under the Alarm-Out and press the button. A list of Alarm Outputs appears. You can associate as many Alarm-Outs with the Text Input as you wish. When the DVR detects text input, it triggers output signals on all the associated Alarm-Out connectors. You can also have the DVR’s internal buzzer sound if text input is detected.
  • Page 81: System Event Screen

    Digital Video Recorder System Event Screen Highlight System Event in the Event menu and press the button. The System Event setup screen appears. Figure 92 — Health Check screen. The DVR can be configured to run self-diagnostics and report the results. Highlighting the box beside System and pressing the button allows you to select the interval that you want the DVR to run self-diagnostics on the system.
  • Page 82: Figure 93 - Check Recording Screen

    User’s Manual Figure 93 — Check Recording screen. Highlighting the box under the Interval heading beside each 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 Never. Highlight the Storage tab and the Storage screen displays.
  • Page 83: Figure 95 - S.m.a.r.t. Setup Screen

    Digital Video Recorder Highlight the Setup… box beside Disk S.M.A.R.T., and press the button. The S.M.A.R.T. Setup screen appears. Figure 95 — S.M.A.R.T. Setup screen. Highlight Enable, and press the button to toggle between On and Off. NOTE: If Enable is turned Off, you will not be able to make changes to any of the boxes. Highlight the box beside Check Time, and press the button.
  • Page 84: Figure 96 - System Event Actions Screen

    User’s Manual Figure 96 — System Event Actions screen. The DVR can be set to react to system events. System events can be associated with an Alarm-Out connector, sound the DVR’s internal buzzer, and/or notify a number of different devices. Highlight the Alarm-Out box beside the desired event (Check Recording, Check Alarm-In, Disk Almost Full, Disk Full, Disk Bad, Disk Temperature, or Disk S.M.A.R.T.), and press button.
  • Page 85: Event Status Screen

    Digital Video Recorder Event Status Screen Highlight Event Status in the Event menu and press the button. The Event Status screen appears. Figure 97 — Event Status 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.
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  • Page 87: Chapter 4 - Operation

    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.
  • Page 88: Active Cameo Mode

    User’s Manual Pressing the button causes the cameras to display sequentially. When in one of the SEQUENCE multi-view formats, pressing this button will cause the DVR to go through predefined screen layouts (Full Sequence). Or, the bottom, right screen will display live cameras sequentially (Cameo Sequence).
  • Page 89: Zoom Mode

    Digital Video Recorder Zoom Mode You can enlarge an area of the video by pressing the button. For a few seconds after ZOOM pressing the button, a PIP displays. Inside the PIP, a rectangle shows the area that is ZOOM enlarged.
  • Page 90: Figure 99 - Ptz Preset Screen

    User’s Manual Figure 99 — PTZ Preset screen. You can quickly move PTZ cameras to Preset positions. Press the to view an established camera Preset position. Figure 100 — Preset view screen. You can save camera position settings as “presets” so that you can go directly to desired views. Once you have the camera at the desired settings, press the button, and the PTZ Preset dialog box will appear.
  • Page 91: Image Adjustment

    Digital Video Recorder Figure 101 — PTZ menu. 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. Figure 102 — PTZ controls Clicking on the left side exits the toolbar.
  • Page 92: Event Monitoring

    User’s Manual NOTE: Any image adjustments you make will be applied to both the live video on the monitors and the recorded video. 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 (OSD tab).
  • Page 93: Spot Monitoring

    Digital Video Recorder Spot Monitoring You can select the camera you want to display on a Spot Monitor. Press the button on the SPOT front panel or remote control, and select one of four Spot Monitors. Then, select the camera to be displayed on the Spot Monitor.
  • Page 94: Using A Mouse

    User’s Manual Using a Mouse You can use a mouse instead of the front panel buttons to perform many of the DVR functions. The following operations are supported when using a mouse during live monitoring. When in one of the multi-view formats (e.g., PIP, 2x2, 3x3 or 4x4), clicking the mouse button on a camera image switches that camera to full screen.
  • Page 95: Recording Video

    Digital Video Recorder Figure 106 — Mouse Display menu. Clicking Camera and selecting the camera number is the same as pressing the individual camera buttons on the front panel which displays the selected camera full screen. When in the PIP display mode, clicking the right mouse button and selecting PIP changes the location and the size of the PIP.
  • Page 96: Recording Audio

    User’s Manual Pressing the button starts panic recording of all cameras, and pressing the button again PANIC stops panic recording. If you set the Panic Recording Duration in the Record Screen, panic recording will stop automatically according to the preset duration as long as the button PANIC is not pressed.
  • Page 97: Ff (fast Forward) Button

    Digital Video Recorder FF (Fast Forward) Button Pressing the button plays video forward at high speed. Pressing the button again toggles the playback speed between . The screen displays respectively. Entering Fast Playback mode from Live Monitoring mode can be password protected. BACKWARD Button Pressing the button goes to the previous image.
  • Page 98: Jog Dial

    User’s Manual Jog Dial The Jog Dial only functions when playback video has been paused. By turning the jog dial clockwise, you can play video forward image-by-image. By turning the jog dial counterclockwise, you play video backward image-by-image. You can use a mouse for convenient playback control. Position the mouse pointer on the search screen, and the following search toolbar will display.
  • Page 99: Go To The Date/time

    Digital Video Recorder Figure 108 — Search menu. Go to the First — Displays the first recorded image Go to the Last — Displays the last recorded image Go to the Date/Time… — Searches by date and time (see below for more details) Calendar Search…...
  • Page 100: Calendar Search

    User’s Manual Move the cursor over the date and time and press the button. You can use the Left and Right arrow buttons to highlight the year, month, day, hours, minutes and seconds. Use the Up and Down arrow buttons to change to the date and time you want to search for video. Once you button.
  • Page 101: Event Log Search

    Digital Video Recorder NOTE: The lower number of the Segment indicates the latest recorded video. Once you have set the date and time you want to search, highlight GO and press the button. The selected date and time will display. The , Jog and Shuttle can now PLAY/PAUSE be used to review the surrounding video.
  • Page 102: Figure 112 - Event Log Search Option Screen

    User’s Manual You can also narrow your event search by selecting the Option… button and setting up the new search condition. Figure 112 — Event Log Search Option screen. You can search video from the first to last recorded images, or you can set the start and stop times and dates.
  • Page 103: Text-in Search

    Digital Video Recorder Highlight the box beside Record Channels and press the button. You can select the cameras that you want to search for any reports of event recorded data. The DVR will display the events (not the camera channels) that occurred and that also are recorded on the camera channel that you selected.
  • Page 104: Figure 114 - Text-in Search Option Screen

    User’s Manual NOTE: It is possible that no recorded image displays on the current screen. Press the button and change the screen mode to 4x4. You will be able to easily see the DISPLAY camera have recorded video during target time. NOTE: Text Input information will be overlaid on the image while the recorded video is played at regular speed.
  • Page 105: Motion Search

    Digital Video Recorder You can search for up to five text strings at a time. Highlight the number box and press the button, and this will allow you to enter a keyword for that number. Highlight the Keyword box and press the button.
  • Page 106: Figure 116 - Motion Search Option Screen

    User’s Manual Figure 116 — Motion Search Option screen. 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. When set to Off, you can enter a specific Date and Time.
  • Page 107: Clip-copy Screen

    Digital Video Recorder Once you set your desired search conditions, highlight Search and press the button to display the search results in the Motion Search screen. Selecting Cancel exits the screen without saving the changes. When you search for motion events of another camera, you will be asked whether or not you want to delete the previous search results from the list.
  • Page 108 User’s Manual 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. When set to Off, you can enter a specific Date and Time.
  • Page 109 Digital Video Recorder Once you have given the video clip a file name, highlight the Start button and press the button. The confirmation screen displaying data size will appear. When the storage device does not have enough space, the DVR will ask if you want to copy as much of the video clip as possible in the available space.
  • Page 110: Print Screen

    User’s Manual Print Screen You can print images from the screen. Connect a PostScript™ printer to one of the USB ports. A message appears asking you if you want to print the current image. Figure 118 — Print screen. NOTE: If your printer only supports an LPT connection (parallel), use an LPT to USB converter cable.
  • Page 111: Appendix A - Usb Hard Disk Drive Preparation

    Digital Video Recorder Appendix A — USB Hard Disk Drive Preparation Preparing the USB-IDE hard disk drive in Windows 2000 NOTE: Preparing a USB-IDE hard disk drive under Windows XP is almost identical to Windows 2000. 1. Connect the USB-IDE hard disk drive to your computer using the USB Cable. 2.
  • Page 112: Preparing The Usb-ide Hard Disk Drive In Windows 98

    User’s Manual Preparing the USB-IDE hard disk drive in Windows 98 NOTE: Preparing a USB-IDE hard disk drive under Windows ME is almost identical to Windows 98. 1. Connect the USB-IDE hard disk drive to your computer using the USB Cable. 2.
  • Page 113: Appendix B - Reviewing Video Clips

    Digital Video Recorder Appendix B — Reviewing Video Clips You do not need to install any special software on your personal computer to review the video clips. The copied video clip contains the ClipPlayer program. If you used a USB device, disconnect either the external USB-IDE hard disk drive or USB flash drive from the DVR, and connect it to your PC.
  • Page 114 User’s Manual NOTE: Proper image display depends on the display settings of your PC. If you are experiencing display problems, click the right mouse button on the background screen and select Properties Settings then set the Color quality to “32 bit”. Then select Advanced Troubleshoot and set Hardware Acceleration to “Full”.
  • Page 115 Digital Video Recorder NOTE: If you are not sure about the appropriate Video Format option, try each option until the image displays properly. to select from Normal and Double screen views. Clicking the left mouse button Click the on the enlarged image moves its position. Click the to display the image full screen.
  • Page 116: Appendix C - Webguard (pro Model Only)

    User’s Manual Appendix C — WebGuard (PRO Model Only) 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: ®...
  • Page 117: Web Monitoring Mode

    Digital Video Recorder NOTE: When running the updated WebGuard for the first time, Internet Explorer might occasionally load the information of the previous version. In this case, delete the temporary internet files by selecting Tools Internet Options General tab, and then run WebGuard again.
  • Page 118 User’s Manual Click the camera button (1 to 16) to select the camera to be viewed. Click the to adjust the brightness, contrast, saturation and hue of monitoring image. Click the to control pan, tilt and zoom of the camera from a remote site. Click the to control alarm out devices at the remote site.
  • Page 119: Web Search Mode

    Digital Video Recorder Web Search Mode WebSearch is a remote web search program that allows you to search recorded video on the remote DVR. NOTE: The remote site connection in the Web Search mode will automatically be disconnected if there is no activity for a specified amount of time. Figure 122 —...
  • Page 120 User’s Manual Click the to blur, sharpen, equalize and interpolate playback images. Click the zoom out or zoom in the recorded image. Click the to adjust the brightness of the recorded images. NOTE: Image processing works only in the pause mode. The playback function buttons include fast backward, pause, play, fast forward, go to the first image, go to the previous image, go to the next image, and got to the last image.
  • Page 121: Appendix D - Time Overlap

    Digital Video Recorder Appendix D — Time Overlap If the DVR’s time and date have been reset to a time that is earlier than the existing recorded video, it is possible for the DVR to have more than one video stream in the same time range. In this case, you can search overlapping video streams individually by selecting a specific segment.
  • Page 122: Appendix E - Troubleshooting

    User’s Manual Appendix E — 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 Confirm that the camera has power. Check camera lens settings.
  • Page 123: Appendix F - Connector Pin Outs

    Digital Video Recorder Appendix F — Connector Pin Outs I/O Connector Pin Outs AI (1 to 16) Alarm Inputs 1 to 16 Chassis Ground (9 connectors) AO (1 to 16) Alarm Outputs 1 to 16 Alarm Reset In RS485 Connector Pin Outs Master Unit Slave Unit −...
  • Page 124: Appendix G - Map Of Screens

    User’s Manual Appendix G — Map of Screens...
  • Page 125: Appendix H - System Log Notices

    Digital Video Recorder Appendix H — System Log Notices Boot Up Schedule On Shutdown Schedule Off Restart Panic On Upgrade Panic Off Upgrade Fail Clear All Data Power Failure Clear Disk Time Change Format Disk Time Zone Change Disk Full Time Sync Auto Deletion Time Sync Fail...
  • Page 126: Appendix I - Error Code Notices

    User’s Manual Appendix I — Error Code Notices System Upgrade Related Number Description Unknown error. File version error. Operating system version error. Software version error. Kernel version error. Upgrade device mounting failed. Package is not found. Extracting package failed. LILO failed. Rebooting failed.
  • Page 127 Digital Video Recorder Clip Copy Related Number Description Unknown error. Device error. Mounting failed. No media. Invalid media. File already existed. Not enough space. Creating temporary file failed. Opening disk failed. Formatting disk failed. Database has been changed. Appending failed. Bad sector.
  • Page 128: Appendix J - Specifications

    User’s Manual Appendix J — Specifications VIDEO Signal Format NTSC or PAL (Auto Detect) Composite: 9 or 16 looping inputs, 1 Vp-p, Video Input auto-terminating, 75 Ohms Composite: 1 BNC, 1 Vp-p, 75 Ohms SVHS: 1 SPOT: 4 BNC, 1 Vp-p, 75 Ohms Monitor Outputs VGA: 1 −...
  • Page 129 Digital Video Recorder STORAGE EIDE hard disk drive (up to 4) Primary Storage (up to 3 with an internal CD-RW drive or DVD RW drive) UltraWide SCSI hard disk drive (RAID) Secondary Storage** Built-in CD-RW drive USB hard disk drive, CD-RW drive or flash drive ** When installing an internal CD-RW drive or DVD RW drive, set the jumper to Master and connect to the Secondary IDE channel.
  • Page 130 WEEE (Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment) Correct Disposal of This Product (Applicable in the European Union and other European countries with separate collection systems) This marking shown on the product or its literature, indicates that it should not be disposed with other household wastes at the end of its working life. To prevent possible harm to the environment or human health from uncontrolled waste disposal, please separate this from other types of wastes and recycle it responsibly to promote the sustainable reuse of material resources.

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