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Network Video Recorder
User Manual
UD04699B
Network Video Recorder User Manual
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User Manual
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About this Manual
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Regulatory Information
FCC Information
Please take attention that changes or modification not expressly approved by the party responsible
for compliance could void the users authority to operate the equipment.
FCC compliance: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A
digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a
commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy
and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instruction manual, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to
cause harmful interference in which case the user will be required to correct the interference at his
own expense.
FCC Conditions
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions:
1. This device may not cause harmful interference.
2. This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
EU Conformity Statement
This product and - if applicable - the supplied accessories too are marked with "CE" and
comply therefore with the applicable harmonized European standards listed under the
EMC Directive 2014/30/EU, the LVD Directive 2014/35/EU, the RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU.
2012/19/EU (WEEE directive): Products marked with this symbol cannot be disposed of as
unsorted municipal waste in the European Union. For proper recycling, return this
product to your local supplier upon the purchase of equivalent new equipment, or
dispose of it at designated collection points. For more information see: www.recyclethis.info
2006/66/EC (battery directive): This product contains a battery that cannot be disposed of
as unsorted municipal waste in the European Union. See the product documentation for
specific battery information. The battery is marked with this symbol, which may include
lettering to indicate cadmium (Cd), lead (Pb), or mercury (Hg). For proper recycling, return the
battery to your supplier or to a designated collection point. For more information see:
www.recyclethis.info
Industry Canada ICES-003 Compliance
This device meets the CAN ICES-3 (A)/NMB-3(A) standards requirements.
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Applicable Models
This manual is applicable to the models listed in the following table.
Series
Model
DS-9600NI-I8
DS-9608NI-I8
DS-9616NI-I8
DS-9632NI-I8
DS-9664NI-I8
DS-9600NI-I16
DS-9616NI-I16
DS-9632NI-I16
DS-9664NI-I16
DS-8600NI-I8
DS-8608NI-I8
DS-8616NI-I8
DS-8632NI-I8
DS-8664NI-I8
DS-7600NI-I2
DS-7608NI-I2
DS-7616NI-I2
DS-7632NI-I2
DS-7600NI-I2/P
DS-7608NI-I2/8P
DS-7616NI-I2/16P
DS-7632NI-I2/16P
DS-7700NI-I4
DS-7708NI-I4
DS-7716NI-I4
DS-7732NI-I4
DS-7700NI-I4/P
DS-7708NI-I4/8P
DS-7716NI-I4/16P
DS-7732NI-I4/16P
DS-8600NI-K8
DS-8608NI-K8
DS-8616NI-K8
DS-8632NI-K8
DS-7700NI-K4
DS-7708NI-K4
DS-7716NI-K4
DS-7732NI-K4
DS-7700NI-K4/P
DS-7708NI-K4/8P
DS-7716NI-K4/16P
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Symbol Conventions
The symbols that may be found in this document are defined as follows.
DS-7732NI-K4/16P
DS-7600NI-K2
DS-7608NI-K2
DS-7616NI-K2
DS-7632NI-K2
DS-7600NI-K2/P
DS-7608NI-K2/8P
DS-7616NI-K2/16P
DS-7632NI-K2/16P
DS-7600NI-K1
DS-7604NI-K1
DS-7608NI-K1
DS-7616NI-K1
DS-7600NI-K1/4P
DS-7604NI-K1/4P
Symbol
Description
Provides additional information to emphasize or supplement
important points of the main text.
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation, which if not avoided,
could result in equipment damage, data loss, performance
degradation, or unexpected results.
Indicates a hazard with a high level of risk, which if not avoided, will
result in death or serious injury.
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Safety Instructions
- Proper configuration of all passwords and other security settings is the responsibility of the
installer and/or end-user.
- In the use of the product, you must be in strict compliance with the electrical safety
regulations of the nation and region. Please refer to technical specifications for detailed
information.
- Input voltage should meet both the SELV (Safety Extra Low Voltage) and the Limited Power
Source with 100~240 VAC or 12 VDC according to the IEC60950-1 standard. Please refer to
technical specifications for detailed information.
- Do not connect several devices to one power adapter as adapter overload may cause
over-heating or a fire hazard.
- Please make sure that the plug is firmly connected to the power socket.
- If smoke, odor or noise rise from the device, turn off the power at once and unplug the power
cable, and then please contact the service center.
Preventive and Cautionary Tips
Before connecting and operating your device, please be advised of the following tips:
- Ensure unit is installed in a well-ventilated, dust-free environment.
- Unit is designed for indoor use only.
- Keep all liquids away from the device.
- Ensure environmental conditions meet factory specifications.
- Ensure unit is properly secured to a rack or shelf. Major shocks or jolts to the unit as a result of
dropping it may cause damage to the sensitive electronics within the unit.
- Use the device in conjunction with an UPS if possible.
- Power down the unit before connecting and disconnecting accessories and peripherals.
- A factory recommended HDD should be used for this device.
- Improper use or replacement of the battery may result in hazard of explosion. Replace with
the same or equivalent type only. Dispose of used batteries according to the instructions
provided by the battery manufacturer.
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Product Key Features
General
- Connectable to network cameras, network dome and encoders.
- Connectable to the third-party network cameras like ACTI, Arecont, AXIS, Bosch, Brickcom,
Canon, PANASONIC, Pelco, SAMSUNG, SANYO, SONY, Vivotek and ZAVIO, and cameras that
adopt ONVIF or PSIA protocol.
- Connectable to the smart IP cameras.
- H.265+/H.265/ H.264+/H.264/MPEG4 video formats
- PAL/NTSC adaptive video inputs.
- Each channel supports dual-stream.
- Up to 8/16/32/64 network cameras can be added according to different models.
- Independent configuration for each channel, including resolution, frame rate, bit rate, image
quality, etc.
- The quality of the input and output record is configurable.
Local Monitoring
- HDMI/VGA1 and HDMI2/VGA2 outputs provided for DS-9600NI and DS-8600NI series NVR.
- HDMI and VGA outputs provided for DS-7600NI and DS-7700NI series NVR.
- HDMI Video output at up to 4K resolution and VGA video output at up to 2K resolution.
- Multiple screen display in live view is supported, and the display sequence of channels is
adjustable.
- Live view screen can be switched in group. Manual switch and auto-switch are provided and
the auto-switch interval is configurable.
- 3D positioning supported by I series NVR in live view.
- Configurable main stream and sub-stream for the live view.
- Quick setting menu is provided for live view.
- POS information overlay on live view by I series NVR.
- Motion detection, video tampering, video exception alert and video loss alert functions.
- Privacy mask.
- Multiple PTZ protocols supported; PTZ preset, patrol and pattern.
- Zooming in by clicking the mouse and PTZ tracing by dragging mouse.
HDD Management
- Up to 16 SATA hard disks and 1 eSATA disk can be connected for DS-9600NI-I16, up to 8 SATA
hard disks and 1 eSATA disk can be connected for DS-9600NI-I8, DS-8600NI-I8 and
DS-8600NI-K8, 4 SATA hard disks for DS-7700NI, 2 SATA hard disks for DS-7600NI-I2/K2 (/P),
and 1 SATA hard disk for DS-7600NI-K1 (/P) series NVR.
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- Up to 6TB storage capacity for each disk supported.
- Supports 8 network disks (NAS/IP SAN disk).
- Supports S.M.A.R.T. and bad sector detection.
- HDD group management.
- Supports HDD standby function.
- HDD property: redundancy, read-only, read/write (R/W).
- HDD quota management; different capacity can be assigned to different channel.
- For DS-9600NI-I8 and DS-9600NI-I16 series, RAID0, RAID1, RAID5, RAID6 and RAID 10 are
supported.
- Hot-swappable RAID storage scheme, and can be enabled and disabled on your demand. And
16 arrays can be configured.
- DS-9600NI-I8, DS-8600NI-I8 and DS-9600NI-I16 series NVR support disk clone to the eSATA
disk.
Recording, Capture and Playback
The capture is supported by I series NVR only.
- Holiday recording schedule configuration.
- Continuous and event video recording parameters.
- Multiple recording types: manual, continuous, alarm, motion, motion | alarm, motion & alarm
VCA, and POS (for I series NVR only).
- 8 recording time periods with separated recording types.
- POS information overlay on image by I series NVR.
- Pre-record and post-record for alarm, motion detection for recording, and pre-record time for
schedule and manual recording.
- Searching record files and captured pictures by events (alarm input/motion detection).
- Tag adding for record files, searching and playing back by tags.
- Locking and unlocking record files.
- Local redundant recording and capture.
- Provide new playback interface with easy and flexible operation.
- Searching and playing back record files by channel number, recording type, start time, end
time, etc.
- Supports the playback by main stream or sub stream. ( I series NVR)
- Smart search for the selected area in the video.
- Zooming in when playback.
- Reverse playback of multi-channel.
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- Supports pause, play reverse, speed up, speed down, skip forward, and skip backward when
playback, and locating by dragging the mouse.
- Supports thumbnails view and fast view during playback.
- Up to 16-ch synchronous playback at 1080p real time.
- Supports playback by transcoded stream.
- Manual capture, continuous capture of video images and playback of captured pictures.
- Supports enabling H.264+ to ensure high video quality with lowered bitrate.
Backup
- Export video data by USB, SATA or eSATA device (for DS-9600NI-I8, DS-8600NI-I8 and
DS-9600NI-I16 only).
- Export video clips when playback.
- Management and maintenance of backup devices.
- Either Normal or Hot Spare working mode is configurable to constitute an N+1 hot spare
system.
Alarm and Exception
- Configurable arming time of alarm input/output.
- Alarm for video loss, motion detection, tampering, abnormal signal, video input/output
standard mismatch, illegal login, network disconnected, IP confliction, abnormal
record/capture, HDD error, and HDD full, etc.
- POS triggered alarm supported by I series NVR.
- VCA detection alarm is supported.
- VCA search for face detection, vehicle plate, behavior analysis, people counting and heat map.
- Connectable to the thermal network camera. (I series NVR)
- Supports the advanced search for fire/ship/temperature/temperature difference detection
triggered alarm and the recorded video files and pictures (I series NVR)
- Alarm triggers full screen monitoring, audio alarm, notifying surveillance center, sending email
and alarm output.
- Automatic restore when system is abnormal.
Other Local Functions
- Operable by front panel, mouse, remote control, or control keyboard.
- Three-level user management; admin user is allowed to create many operating accounts and
define their operating permission, which includes the limit to access any channel.
- Admin password resetting by exporting/importing the GUID file.
- Operation, alarm, exceptions and log recording and searching.
- Manually triggering and clearing alarms.
- Import and export of device configuration information.
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Network Functions
- Two self-adaptive 10M/100M/1000Mbps network interfaces for DS-9600NI, DS-8600NI,
DS-7700NI-I4 and DS-7700NI-K4, and the multi-address and network fault tolerance working
modes are configurable.
- One self-adaptive 10M/100M/1000Mbps network interface for DS-7600NI-K2/I2 (/P),
DS-7700NI-I4/P and DS-7700NI-K4/P.
- One self-adaptive 10M/100Mbps network interface for DS-7600NI-K1 (/P).
- Four independent PoE network interfaces are provided for /4P models, eight independent PoE
network interfaces for the /8P models, and sixteen independent PoE network interfaces for the
/16P models.
- Long distance (100-300 m) network transmission via PoE (for /P models).
- IPv6 is supported.
- TCP/IP protocol, DHCP, DNS, DDNS, NTP, SADP, SMTP, SNMP, NFS, and iSCSI are supported.
- TCP, UDP and RTP for unicast.
- Auto/Manual port mapping by UPnPTM.
- Support access by Hik-Connect.
- Remote web browser access by HTTPS ensures high security.
- The ANR (Automatic Network Replenishment) function is supported, it enables the IP camera
save the recording files in the local storage when the network is disconnected, and
synchronizes the files to the NVR when the network is resumed.
- Remote reverse playback via RTSP.
- Supports accessing by the platform via ONVIF.
- Remote search, playback, download, locking and unlocking of the record files, and support
downloading files broken transfer resume.
- Remote parameters setup; remote import/export of device parameters.
- Remote viewing of the device status, system logs and alarm status.
- Remote keyboard operation.
- Remote HDD formatting and program upgrading.
- Remote system restart and shutdown.
- RS-232, RS-485 transparent channel transmission.
- Alarm and exception information can be sent to the remote host
- Remotely start/stop recording.
- Remotely start/stop alarm output.
- Remote PTZ control.
- Remote JPEG capture.
- Virtual host function is provided to get access and manage the IP camera directly.
- Two-way audio and voice broadcasting.
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- Embedded WEB server.
Development Scalability:
- SDK for Windows system.
- Source code of application software for demo.
- Development support and training for application system.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Chapter 1 Introduction ................................................................................................................... 18
1.1 Front Panel ....................................................................................................................... 18
1.1.1 DS-9600NI Series ..................................................................................................... 18
1.1.2 DS-8600NI-I8 Series ................................................................................................. 22
1.1.3 DS-8600NI-K8 and DS-7700NI Series ...................................................................... 26
1.1.4 DS-7600NI Series ..................................................................................................... 28
1.2 IR Remote Control Operations ......................................................................................... 28
1.3 USB Mouse Operation ...................................................................................................... 34
1.4 Input Method Description ................................................................................................ 35
1.5 Rear Panel ........................................................................................................................ 36
1.5.1 DS-9600NI and DS-8600NI Series ............................................................................ 36
1.5.2 DS-7600NI Series ..................................................................................................... 37
1.5.3 DS-7700NI Series ..................................................................................................... 40
Chapter 2 Getting Started .............................................................................................................. 42
2.1 Device Startup and Activation .......................................................................................... 42
2.1.1 Starting Up and Shutting Down the NVR ................................................................ 42
2.1.2 Activating Your Device ............................................................................................. 43
2.1.3 Using the Unlock Pattern for Login ......................................................................... 45
2.1.4 Login and Logout ..................................................................................................... 48
2.1.5 Resetting Your Password ......................................................................................... 49
2.2 Using Wizard for Basic Configuration ............................................................................... 50
2.3 Adding and Connecting the IP Cameras ........................................................................... 56
2.3.1 Activating the IP Camera ......................................................................................... 56
2.3.2 Adding the Online IP Cameras ................................................................................. 57
2.3.3 Editing the Connected IP Cameras and Configuring Customized Protocols ........... 62
2.3.4 Editing IP Cameras Connected to the PoE Interfaces .............................................. 66
2.3.5 Configuring PoE Interface ........................................................................................ 68
Chapter 3 Live View ....................................................................................................................... 70
3.1 Introduction of Live View ................................................................................................. 70
3.2 Operations in Live View Mode ......................................................................................... 71
3.2.1 Front Panel Operation on Live View ....................................................................... 72
3.2.2 Using the Mouse in Live View ................................................................................. 72
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3.2.3 Using an Auxiliary Monitor ...................................................................................... 73
3.2.4 Quick Setting Toolbar in Live View Mode ............................................................... 74
3.2.5 Fisheye Expansion View .......................................................................................... 76
3.3 Adjusting Live View Settings ............................................................................................ 78
3.4 Channel-zero Encoding..................................................................................................... 80
Chapter 4 PTZ Controls ................................................................................................................. 81
4.1 Configuring PTZ Settings .................................................................................................. 81
4.2 Setting PTZ Presets, Patrols & Patterns ............................................................................ 83
4.2.1 Customizing Presets ................................................................................................ 83
4.2.2 Calling Presets ......................................................................................................... 83
4.2.3 Customizing Patrols ................................................................................................. 84
4.2.4 Calling Patrols .......................................................................................................... 85
4.2.5 Customizing Patterns .............................................................................................. 86
4.2.6 Calling Patterns ....................................................................................................... 87
4.2.7 Customizing Linear Scan Limit ................................................................................. 87
4.2.8 Calling Linear Scan ................................................................................................... 88
4.2.9 One-touch Park ....................................................................................................... 89
4.3 PTZ Control Panel ............................................................................................................. 91
Chapter 5 Recording and Capture Settings ................................................................................. 93
5.1 Configuring Parameters .................................................................................................... 93
5.2 Configuring Recording and Capture Schedule ................................................................. 97
5.3 Configuring Motion Detection Recording and Capture ................................................. 101
5.4 Configuring Alarm Triggered Recording and Capture .................................................... 103
5.5 Configuring VCA Event Recording .................................................................................. 105
5.6 Manual Recording and Continuous Capture .................................................................. 107
5.7 Configuring Holiday Recording and Capture .................................................................. 109
5.8 Configuring Redundant Recording and Capture ............................................................ 111
5.9 Configuring HDD Group for Recording and Capture ...................................................... 113
5.10 Files Protection ............................................................................................................ 114
5.10.1 Locking the Recording Files ................................................................................. 114
5.10.2 Setting HDD Property to Read-only .................................................................... 116
Chapter 6 Playback ....................................................................................................................... 118
6.1 Playing Back Record Files ............................................................................................... 118
6.1.1 Instant Playback .................................................................................................... 118
6.1.2 Playing Back by Normal Search ............................................................................. 118
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6.1.3 Playing back by Smart Search................................................................................ 122
6.1.4 Playing Back by Event Search ................................................................................ 125
6.1.5 Playing Back by Tag ............................................................................................... 127
6.1.6 Playing Back by Sub-periods ................................................................................. 129
6.1.7 Playing Back by System Logs ................................................................................. 130
6.1.8 Playing Back External File ...................................................................................... 132
6.1.9 Playing Back Pictures ............................................................................................. 133
6.2 Auxiliary Functions of Playback ...................................................................................... 134
6.2.1 Playing Back Frame by Frame ............................................................................... 134
6.2.2 Thumbnails View................................................................................................... 134
6.2.3 Fast View ............................................................................................................... 135
6.2.4 Digital Zoom .......................................................................................................... 135
6.2.5 File Management .................................................................................................. 136
Chapter 7 Backup .......................................................................................................................... 137
7.1 Backing up Record Files .................................................................................................. 137
7.1.1 Quick Export .......................................................................................................... 137
7.1.2 Backing up by Normal Video/Picture Search ........................................................ 139
7.1.3 Backing up by Event Search ................................................................................... 142
7.1.4 Backing up Video Clips or Captured Playback Pictures ......................................... 143
7.2 Managing Backup Devices .............................................................................................. 144
7.3 Hot Spare Device Backup ............................................................................................... 145
7.3.2 Setting Hot Spare Device ....................................................................................... 145
7.3.3 Setting Working Device ......................................................................................... 146
7.3.4 Managing Hot Spare System ................................................................................. 146
Chapter 8 Alarm Settings ............................................................................................................. 149
8.1 Setting Motion Detection Alarm .................................................................................... 149
8.2 Setting Sensor Alarms .................................................................................................... 151
8.3 Detecting Video Loss Alarm ........................................................................................... 154
8.4 Detecting Video Tampering Alarm ................................................................................. 156
8.5 Handling Exceptions Alarm ............................................................................................ 158
8.6 Setting Alarm Response Actions .................................................................................... 159
8.7 Triggering or Clearing Alarm Output Manually .............................................................. 163
Chapter 9 POS Configuration ...................................................................................................... 164
9.1 Configuring POS Settings ................................................................................................ 164
9.2 Configuring Overlay Channel .......................................................................................... 169
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9.3 Configuring POS Privacy Information Filtering............................................................... 170
9.4 Configuring POS Alarm ................................................................................................... 170
Chapter 10 VCA Alarm ................................................................................................................ 173
10.1 Face Detection.............................................................................................................. 173
10.2 Vehicle Detection ......................................................................................................... 175
10.3 Line Crossing Detection ................................................................................................ 176
10.4 Intrusion Detection ...................................................................................................... 179
10.5 Region Entrance Detection .......................................................................................... 181
10.6 Region Exiting Detection .............................................................................................. 182
10.7 Unattended Baggage Detection ................................................................................... 182
10.8 Object Removal Detection ........................................................................................... 183
10.9 Audio Exception Detection ........................................................................................... 183
10.10 Sudden Scene Change Detection ............................................................................... 184
10.11 Defocus Detection ...................................................................................................... 185
10.12 PIR Alarm .................................................................................................................... 185
Chapter 11 VCA Search ................................................................................................................ 186
11.1 Face Search ................................................................................................................... 186
11.2 Behavior Search ............................................................................................................ 187
11.3 Plate Search .................................................................................................................. 189
11.4 People Counting ........................................................................................................... 190
11.5 Heat Map ...................................................................................................................... 191
11.6 Advanced Search .......................................................................................................... 193
Chapter 12 Network Settings ...................................................................................................... 195
12.1 Configuring General Settings ....................................................................................... 195
12.2 Configuring Advanced Settings .................................................................................... 197
12.2.1 Configuring Hik-Connect ..................................................................................... 197
12.2.2 Configuring DDNS ................................................................................................ 199
12.2.3 Configuring NTP Server ....................................................................................... 200
12.2.4 Configuring SNMP ............................................................................................... 201
12.2.5 Configuring More Settings .................................................................................. 202
12.2.6 Configuring HTTPS Port ....................................................................................... 203
12.2.7 Configuring Email ................................................................................................ 205
12.2.8 Configuring NAT .................................................................................................. 207
12.2.9 Configuring Virtual Host ..................................................................................... 209
12.3 Checking Network Traffic ............................................................................................. 210
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12.4 Configuring Network Detection ................................................................................... 212
12.4.1 Testing Network Delay and Packet Loss .............................................................. 212
12.4.2 Exporting Network Packet ................................................................................... 212
12.4.3 Checking the Network Status .............................................................................. 213
12.4.4 Checking Network Statistics ................................................................................ 214
Chapter 13 RAID ........................................................................................................................... 216
13.1 Configuring Array ......................................................................................................... 216
13.1.2 Enable RAID ......................................................................................................... 217
13.1.3 One-touch Configuration .................................................................................... 218
13.1.4 Manually Creating Array ..................................................................................... 219
13.2 Rebuilding Array ........................................................................................................... 222
13.2.2 Automatically Rebuilding Array ........................................................................... 222
13.2.3 Manually Rebuilding Array .................................................................................. 223
13.3 Deleting Array .............................................................................................................. 225
13.4 Checking and Editing Firmware ................................................................................... 226
Chapter 14 HDD Management ................................................................................................... 227
14.1 Initializing HDDs ........................................................................................................... 227
14.2 Managing Network HDD .............................................................................................. 229
14.3 Managing eSATA ........................................................................................................... 231
14.4 Managing HDD Group .................................................................................................. 232
14.4.1 Setting HDD Groups ............................................................................................ 232
14.4.2 Setting HDD Property .......................................................................................... 233
14.5 Configuring Quota Mode ............................................................................................. 235
14.6 Configuring Disk Clone ................................................................................................. 237
14.7 Checking HDD Status .................................................................................................... 239
14.8 HDD Detection ............................................................................................................. 241
14.9 Configuring HDD Error Alarms ..................................................................................... 243
Chapter 15 Camera Settings ........................................................................................................ 244
15.1 Configuring OSD Settings ............................................................................................. 244
15.2 Configuring Privacy Mask ............................................................................................. 245
15.3 Configuring Video Parameters ..................................................................................... 247
Chapter 16 NVR Management and Maintenance .................................................................... 248
16.1 Viewing System Information ........................................................................................ 248
16.2 Searching & Exporting Log Files ................................................................................... 249
16.3 Importing/Exporting IP Camera Info ............................................................................ 251
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16.4 Importing/Exporting Configuration Files ..................................................................... 252
16.5 Upgrading System ......................................................................................................... 253
16.5.1 Upgrading by Local Backup Device ...................................................................... 253
16.5.2 Upgrading by FTP ................................................................................................ 253
16.6 Restoring Default Settings ............................................................................................ 255
Chapter 17 Others ......................................................................................................................... 256
17.1 Configuring RS-232 Serial Port ..................................................................................... 256
17.2 Configuring General Settings ....................................................................................... 257
17.3 Configuring DST Settings .............................................................................................. 259
17.4 Configuring More Settings ........................................................................................... 260
17.5 Managing User Accounts .............................................................................................. 261
17.5.1 Adding a User ...................................................................................................... 261
17.5.2 Deleting a User .................................................................................................... 264
17.5.3 Editing a User ...................................................................................................... 264
Chapter 18 Appendix ................................................................................................................... 267
18.1 Specifications ............................................................................................................... 267
18.1.1 DS-9600NI-I8 ....................................................................................................... 267
18.1.2 DS-9600NI-I16 ..................................................................................................... 269
18.1.3 DS-8600NI-I8 ....................................................................................................... 271
18.1.4 DS-7600NI-I2 ....................................................................................................... 273
18.1.5 DS-7600NI-I2/P .................................................................................................... 275
18.1.6 DS-7700NI-I4 ....................................................................................................... 277
18.1.7 DS-7700NI-I4/P .................................................................................................... 279
18.1.8 DS-8600NI-K8 ...................................................................................................... 280
18.1.9 DS-7700NI-K4 ...................................................................................................... 283
18.1.10 DS-7700NI-K4/P ................................................................................................. 285
18.1.11 DS-7600NI-K2 .................................................................................................... 287
18.1.12 DS-7600NI-K2/P ................................................................................................. 289
18.1.13 DS-7600NI-K1 .................................................................................................... 291
18.1.14 DS-7604NI-K1/4P ................................................................................................ 293
18.2 Glossary ........................................................................................................................ 295
18.3 Troubleshooting ........................................................................................................... 296
18.4 Summary of Changes ................................................................................................... 304
Version 3.4.92 ................................................................................................................. 304
Version 3.4.91................................................................................................................. 304
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Version 3.4.90................................................................................................................. 304
Version 3.4.80................................................................................................................. 304
Version 3.4.70 ................................................................................................................. 305
Version 3.4.6 ................................................................................................................... 305
Version 3.4.2 ................................................................................................................... 305
Version 3.3.9 ................................................................................................................... 306
Version 3.3.7 ................................................................................................................... 306
Version 3.3.6 ................................................................................................................... 306
Version 3.3.4 ................................................................................................................... 307
18.5 List of Compatible IP Cameras...................................................................................... 308
18.5.1 List of Hikvision IP Cameras ................................................................................ 308
18.5.2 List of Third-party IP Cameras ............................................................................. 318
18.5.3 List of IP Cameras Connected to PoE by Long Network Cable (100 - 300 m) ..... 322
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Chapter 1 Introduction
1.1 Front Panel
1.1.1 DS-9600NI Series
Figure 1-1 DS-9600NI-I8 Series
Figure 1-2 DS-9600NI-I16 Series
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Table 1-1 Panel Description
No.
Name
Function Description
1
ALARM
Turns red when a sensor alarm is detected.
READY
Turns blue when the device is functioning
properly.
STATUS
Turns blue when device is controlled by an IR
remote.
Turns red when controlled by a keyboard and
purple when IR remote and keyboard is used at
the same time.
HDD
Flickers red when data is being read from or
written to HDD.
MODEM
Reserved for future usage.
Tx/Rx
Flickers blue when network connection is
functioning properly.
GUARD
Turns blue when the device is in armed status;
at this time, an alarm is enabled when an event
is detected.
Turns off when the device is unarmed. The
arm/disarm status can be changed by pressing
and holding on the ESC button for more than 3
seconds in live view mode.
2
IR Receiver
Receiver for IR remote control.
3
Front Panel Lock
Locks or unlocks the panel by the key.
4
DVD-R/W
Slot for DVD-R/W disk.
5
Alphanumeric Buttons
Switches to the corresponding channel in live
view or PTZ control mode.
Inputs numbers and characters in edit mode.
Switches between different channels in
playback mode.
Turns blue when the corresponding channel is
recording; turns red when the channel is in
network transmission status; turns pink when
the channel is recording and transmitting.
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No.
Name
Function Description
6
USB Interfaces
Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports for additional
devices such as USB mouse and USB Hard Disk
Drive (HDD).
7
ESC
Returns to the previous menu.
Presses for arming/disarming the device in live
view mode.
REC/SHOT
Enters the Manual Record settings menu.
Presses this button followed by a numeric
button to call a PTZ preset in PTZ control
settings.
Turns audio on/off in the playback mode.
PLAY/AUTO
Enters the playback mode.
Automatically scans in the PTZ control menu.
ZOOM+
Zooms in the PTZ camera in the PTZ control
setting.
A/FOCUS+
Adjusts focus in the PTZ Control menu.
Switches between input methods (upper and
lower case alphabet, symbols and numeric
input).
EDIT/IRIS+
Edits text fields. When editing text fields, it also
deletes the character in front of the cursor.
Checks the checkbox in the checkbox fields.
Adjusts the iris of the camera in PTZ control
mode.
Generates video clips for backup in playback
mode.
Enters/exits the folder of USB device and eSATA
HDD.
MAIN/SPOT/Z
OOM-
Switches between main and spot output.
Zooms out the image in PTZ control mode.
F1/ LIGHT
Selects all items on the list when used in a list
field.
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No.
Name
Function Description
Turns on/off PTZ light (if applicable) in PTZ
control mode.
Switches between play and reverse play in
playback mode.
F2/ AUX
Cycles through tab pages.
Switches between channels in synchronous
playback mode.
MENU/WIPER
Returns to the Main menu (after successful
login).
Presses and holds the button for five seconds to
turn off audible key beep.
Starts wiper (if applicable) in PTZ control mode.
Shows/hides the control interface in playback
mode.
PREV/FOCUS-
Switches between single screen and
multi-screen mode.
Adjusts the focus in conjunction with the
A/FOCUS+ button in PTZ control mode.
PTZ/IRIS-
Enters the PTZ Control mode.
Adjusts the iris of the PTZ camera in PTZ control
mode.
8
DIRECTION
Navigates between different fields and items in
menus.
In the playback mode, use the Up and Down
buttons to speed up and slow down recorded
video. Use the Left and Right buttons to select
the next and previous video files.
Cycles through channels in live view mode.
Controls the movement of the PTZ camera in
PTZ control mode.
ENTER
Confirms selection in any of the menu modes.
Checks the checkbox fields.
Plays or pauses the video playing in playback
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No.
Name
Function Description
mode.
Advances the video by a single frame in
single-frame playback mode.
Stops/starts auto switch in auto-switch mode.
9
JOG SHUTTLE Control
Moves the active selection up and down in a
menu.
Cycles through different channels in live view
mode.
Jumps 30s forward/backward in video files in
the playback mode.
Controls the movement of the PTZ camera in
PTZ control mode.
10
POWER ON/OFF
Long press the button for more than 3 seconds
to turn on/off the NVR.
1.1.2 DS-8600NI-I8 Series
Figure 1-3 DS-8600NI-I8 Series
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Table 1-2 Description of Control Panel Buttons
No.
Name
Function Description
1
Status
Indicators
ALARM
Turns red when a sensor alarm is detected.
READY
Turs blue when the device is functioning
properly.
STATUS
Turns blue when device is controlled by an IR
remote.
Turns red when controlled by a keyboard and
purple when IR remote and keyboard is used at
the same time.
HDD
Flickers red when data is being read from or
written to HDD.
MODEM
Reserved for future usage.
Tx/Rx
Flickers blue when network connection is
functioning properly.
GUARD
Turns blue when the device is in armed status; at
this time, an alarm is enabled when an event is
detected.
Turns off when the device is unarmed. The
arm/disarm status can be changed by pressing
and holding on the ESC button for more than 3
seconds in live view mode.
2
IR Receiver
Receiver for IR remote
3
DVD-R/W
Slot for DVD-R/W.
4
Alphanumeric Buttons
Switches to the corresponding channel in live
view or PTZ control mode.
Inputs numbers and characters in edit mode.
Switches between different channels in playback
mode.
Turns blue when the corresponding channel is
recording; turns red when the channel is in
network transmission status; turns pink when the
channel is recording and transmitting.
5
USB Interfaces
Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports for additional
devices such as USB mouse and USB Hard Disk
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No.
Name
Function Description
Drive (HDD).
6
Composite
Keys
ESC
Returns to the previous menu.
Presses for arming/disarming the device in live
view mode.
REC/SHOT
Enters the Manual Record settings menu.
Presses this button followed by a numeric button
to call a PTZ preset in PTZ control settings.
Turns audio on/off in the playback mode.
PLAY/AUTO
Enters the playback mode.
Automatically scans in the PTZ control menu.
ZOOM+
Zooms in the PTZ camera in the PTZ control
setting.
A/FOCUS+
Adjusts focus in the PTZ Control menu.
Switches between input methods (upper and
lower case alphabet, symbols and numeric
input).
EDIT/IRIS+
Edits text fields. When editing text fields, it also
deletes the character in front of the cursor.
Checks the checkbox in the checkbox fields.
Adjusts the iris of the camera in PTZ control
mode.
Generates video clips for backup in playback
mode.
Enters/exits the folder of USB device and eSATA
HDD.
MAIN/SPOT/ZO
OM-
Switches between main and spot output.
Zooms out the image in PTZ control mode.
F1/ LIGHT
Selects all items on the list when used in a list
field.
Turns on/off PTZ light (if applicable) in PTZ
control mode.
Switches between play and reverse play in
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No.
Name
Function Description
playback mode.
F2/ AUX
Cycles through tab pages.
Switches between channels in synchronous
playback mode.
MENU/WIPER
Returns to the Main menu (after successful
login).
Presses and holds the button for five seconds to
turn off audible key beep.
Starts wiper (if applicable) in PTZ control mode.
Shows/hides the control interface in playback
mode.
PREV/FOCUS-
Switches between single screen and multi-screen
mode.
Adjusts the focus in conjunction with the
A/FOCUS+ button in PTZ control mode.
PTZ/IRIS-
Enters the PTZ Control mode.
Adjusts the iris of the PTZ camera in PTZ control
mode.
7
Control
Buttons
DIRECTION
Navigates between different fields and items in
menus.
In the playback mode, use the Up and Down
buttons to speed up and slow down recorded
video. Use the Left and Right buttons to select
the next and previous video files.
Cycles through channels in live view mode.
Controls the movement of the PTZ camera in PTZ
control mode.
ENTER
Confirms selection in any of the menu modes.
Checks the checkbox fields.
Plays or pauses the video playing in playback
mode.
Advances the video by a single frame in
single-frame playback mode.
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No.
Name
Function Description
Stops/starts auto switch in auto-switch mode.
8
JOG SHUTTLE Control
Moves the active selection up and down in a
menu.
Cycles through different channels in live view
mode.
Jumps 30s forward/backward in video files in the
playback mode.
Controls the movement of the PTZ camera in PTZ
control mode.
9
POWER ON/OFF
Power on/off switch.
1.1.3 DS-8600NI-K8 and DS-7700NI Series
Figure 1-4 DS-8600NI-K8 Series
Figure 1-5 DS-7700NI Series
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Table 1-3 Panel Description
No.
Name
Function Description
1
Status
Indicators
POWER
Turns green when NVR is powered up.
HDD
Blinks red when HDD is reading/writing.
Tx/Rx
Blinks green when network connection is functioning
normally.
2
ENTER
The Enter button is used to confirm selection in menu
mode; or used to check checkbox fields and ON/OFF
switch.
In playback mode, it can be used to play or pause the
video.
In single-frame play mode, pressing the Enter button
will play the video by a single frame.
In auto sequence view mode, the buttons can be used
to pause or resume auto sequence.
The Enter button is used to confirm selection in menu
mode; or used to check checkbox fields and ON/OFF
switch.
3
DIRECTION
In menu mode, the direction buttons are used to
navigate between different fields and items and select
setting parameters.
In playback mode, the Up and Down buttons are used
to speed up and slow down record playing, and the
Left and Right buttons are used to move the recording
30s forwards or backwards.
In the image setting interface, the up and down
button can adjust the level bar of the image
parameters.
In live view mode, these buttons can be used to switch
channels.
4
Back
Back to the previous menu.
5
POWER ON/OFF
Power on/off switch.
6
MENU
Access the main menu interface.
7
USB Interface
Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports for additional devices
such as USB mouse and USB Hard Disk Drive (HDD).
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1.1.4 DS-7600NI Series
Figure 1-6 DS-7600NI Series
Table 1-4 Panel Description
1.2 IR Remote Control Operations
The NVR may also be controlled with the included IR remote control, shown in Figure 1-7.
Batteries (2×AAA) must be installed before operation.
The IR Remote is set at the factory to control the NVR (using default Device ID# 255) without any
additional steps. Device ID# 255 is the default universal device identification number shared by the
NVRs. You may also pair an IR Remote to a specific NVR by changing the Device ID#, as follows:
Pairing (Enabling) the IR Remote to a Specific NVR (optional)
You can pair an IR Remote to a specific Hikvision NVR by creating a user-defined Device ID#. This
feature is useful when using multiple IR Remotes and NVRs.
On the NVR:
Step 1 Go to General > More Settings.
Step 2 Type a number (255 digits maximum) into the Device No. field.
Step 3 On the IR Remote:
No.
Name
Connections
1
POWER
Turns green when NVR is powered up.
2
HDD
Flickers red when data is being read from or written to HDD.
3
Tx/Rx
Flickers blue when network connection is functioning
properly.
4
USB Interface
Universal Serial Bus (USB) port for additional devices such as
USB mouse and USB Hard Disk Drive (HDD).
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Step 4 Press the DEV button.
Step 5 Use the Number buttons to enter the Device ID# that was entered into the NVR.
Step 6 Press Enter button to accept the new Device ID#.
Figure 1-7 Remote Control
Unpairing (Disabling) an IR Remote from a NVR
To unpair an IR Remote from a NVR so that the unit cannot control any NVR functions, proceed as
follows:
Press the DEV key on the IR Remote. Any existing Device ID# will be erased from the units memory
and it will no longer function with the NVR.
(Re)-enabling the IR Remote requires pairing to a NVR. See “Pairing the IR Remote to a Specific
NVR (optional),” above.
The keys on the remote control closely resemble the ones on the front panel. See the table 1.4.
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Table 1-5 IR Remote Functions
No.
Name
Function Description
1
POWER
ON/OFF
To Turn Power On:
- If User Has Not Changed the Default NVR Device ID# (255):
1. Press Power On/Off button (1).
- If User Has Changed the NVR Device ID#:
1. Press DEV button.
2. Press Number buttons to enter user-defined Device ID#.
3. Press Enter button.
4. Press Power button to start device.
To Turn NVR Off:
- If User Is Logged On:
1. Hold Power On/Off button (1) down for five seconds to
display the “Yes/No” verification prompt.
2. Use Up/Down Arrow buttons (12) to highlight desired
selection.
3. Press Enter button (12) to accept selection.
- If User Is Not Logged On:
1. Hold Power On/Off button (1) down for five seconds to
display the user name/password prompt.
2. Press the Enter button (12) to display the on-screen keyboard.
3. Input the user name.
4. Press the Enter button (12) to accept input and dismiss the
on-screen keyboard.
5. Use the Down Arrow button (12) to move to the “Password”
field.
6. Input password (use on-screen keyboard or numeric buttons
(3) for numbers).
7. Press the Enter button (12) to accept input and dismiss the
on-screen keyboard.
8. Press the OK button on the screen to accept input and display
the Yes/No” verification prompt (use Up/Down Arrow buttons
(12) to move between fields)
9. Press Enter button (12) to accept selection.
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User name/password prompt depends on NVR is configuration.
See “System Configuration” section.
2
DEV
Enable IR Remote: Press DEV button, enter NVR Device ID# with
number keys, press Enter to pair unit with the NVR
Disable IR Remote: Press DEV button to clear Device ID#; unit will
no longer be paired with the NVR
3
Numerals
Switch to the corresponding channel in Live View or PTZ Control
mode
Input numbers in Edit mode
4
EDIT
Delete characters before cursor
Check the checkbox and select the ON/OFF switch
5
A
Adjust focus in the PTZ Control menu
Switch on-screen keyboards (upper and lower case alphabet,
symbols, and numerals)
6
REC
Enter Manual Record setting menu
Call a PTZ preset by using the numeric buttons in PTZ control
settings
Turn audio on/off in Playback mode
7
PLAY
Go to Playback mode
Auto scan in the PTZ Control menu
8
INFO
Reserved
9
VOIP
Switches between main and spot output
Zooms out the image in PTZ control mode
10
MENU
Return to Main menu (after successful login)
N/A
Show/hide full screen in Playback mode
12
DIRECTION
Navigate between fields and menu items
Use Up/Down buttons to speed up/slow down recorded video,
and Left/Right buttons to advance/rewind 30 secs in Playback
mode
Cycle through channels in Live View mode
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Control PTZ camera movement in PTZ control mode
ENTER
Confirm selection in any menu mode
Checks checkbox
Play or pause video in Playback mode
Advance video a single frame in single-frame Playback mode
Stop/start auto switch in auto-switch mode
13
PTZ
Enter PTZ Control mode
14
ESC
Go back to previous screen
N/A
15
RESERVED
Reserved
16
F1
Select all items on a list
N/A
Switch between play and reverse play in Playback mode
17
PTZ Control
Adjust PTZ camera iris, focus, and zoom
18
F2
Cycle through tab pages
Switch between channels in Synchronous Playback mode
Troubleshooting Remote Control:
Make sure you have installed batteries properly in the remote control. And you have to aim the
remote control at the IR receiver in the front panel.
If there is no response after you press any button on the remote, follow the procedure below to
troubleshoot.
Step 1 Go to Menu > Settings > General > More Settings by operating the front control panel or the
mouse.
Step 2 Check and remember NVR ID#. The default ID# is 255. This ID# is valid for all the IR remote
controls.
Step 3 Press the DEV button on the remote control.
Step 4 Enter the NVR ID# you set in step 2.
Step 5 Press the ENTER button on the remote.
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If the Status indicator on the front panel turns blue, the remote control is operating properly. If
the Status indicator does not turn blue and there is still no response from the remote, please
check the following:
- Batteries are installed correctly and the polarities of the batteries are not reversed.
- Batteries are fresh and not out of charge.
- IR receiver is not obstructed.
- No fluorescent lamp is used nearby
If the remote still can’t function properly, please change a remote and try again, or contact the
device provider.
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1.3 USB Mouse Operation
A regular 3-button (Left/Right/Scroll-wheel) USB mouse can also be used with this NVR. To use a
USB mouse:
Step 1 Plug USB mouse into one of the USB interfaces on the front panel of the NVR.
Step 2 The mouse should automatically be detected. If in a rare case that the mouse is not detected,
the possible reason may be that the two devices are not compatible, please refer to the
recommended the device list from your provider.
The operation of the mouse:
Table 1-6 Description of the Mouse Control
Name
Action
Description
Left-Click
Single-Click
Live view: Select channel and show the quick set
menu.
Menu: Select and enter.
Double-Click
Live view: Switch between single-screen and
multi-screen.
Click and Drag
PTZ control: pan, tilt and zoom.
Video tampering, privacy mask and motion detection:
Select target area.
Digital zoom-in: Drag and select target area.
Live view: Drag channel/time bar.
Right-Click
Single-Click
Live view: Show menu.
Menu: Exit current menu to upper level menu.
Scroll-Wheel
Scrolling up
Live view: Previous screen.
Menu: Previous item.
Scrolling
down
Live view: Next screen.
Menu: Next item.
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1.4 Input Method Description
Figure 1-8 Soft Keyboard (1)
Figure 1-9 Soft Keyboard (2)
Description of the buttons on the soft keyboard:
Table 1-7 Description of the Soft Keyboard Icons
Icon
Description
Icon
Description
Number
English letter
Lowercase/Uppercase
Backspace
Switch the keyboard
Space
Positioning the cursor
Exit
Symbols
Reserved
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1.5 Rear Panel
1.5.1 DS-9600NI and DS-8600NI Series
Figure 1-10 DS-9600NI-I8 and DS-8600NI Series
Figure 1-11 DS-9600NI-I16 Series
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Table 1-8 Panel Description
No.
Name
Description
1
LAN1/LAN2
Interface
2 RJ-45 10/100/1000 Mbps self-adaptive Ethernet
interfaces provided.
2
LINE IN
RCA connector for audio input.
3
AUDIO OUT
2 RCA connectors for audio output.
4
HDMI1/HDMI2
HDMI video output connector.
5
VGA1/VGA2
DB9 connector for VGA output. Display local video
output and menu.
6
USB 3.0 interface
Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports for additional
devices such as USB mouse and USB Hard Disk Drive
(HDD).
7
RS-232 Interface
Connector for RS-232 devices.
8
eSATA
Connects external SATA HDD, CD/DVD-RM.
9
Controller Port
D+, D- pin connects to Ta, Tb pin of controller. For
cascading devices, the first NVR’s D+, D- pin should
be connected with the D+, D- pin of the next NVR.
ALARM IN
Connector for alarm input.
ALARM OUT
Connector for alarm output.
10
100 to 240 VAC
100 to 240 VAC power supply.
11
Power Switch
Switch for turning on/off the device.
12
GROUND
Ground (needs to be connected when NVR starts
up).
1.5.2 DS-7600NI Series
DS-7600NI-I2 (/P) and DS-7600NI-K2 (/P)
Figure 1-12 DS-7600NI-I2 and DS-7600NI-K2 Series
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Figure 1-13 DS-7600NI-I2/8 P and DS-7600NI-K2/8 P Series
The DS-7616NI-I2/16P and DS-7632NI-I2/16P provide 16 network Interfaces with PoE function.
Table 1-9 Panel Description
No.
Name
Description
1
Audio In
RCA connector for audio input.
2
Audio Out
RCA connector for audio output.
3
VGA Interface
DB9 connector for VGA output. Display local video
output and menu.
4
HDMI Interface
HDMI video output connector.
5
ALARM IN
Connector for alarm input.
ALARM OUT
Connector for alarm output.
6
LAN Network Interface
1 10/100/1000 Mbps self-adaptive Ethernet
interface
7
USB Interface
Universal Serial Bus (USB 3.0) ports for additional
devices such as USB mouse and USB Hard Disk
Drive (HDD).
8
Ground
Ground (needs to be connected when NVR starts
up).
9
Power Supply
12 VDC power supply for DS-7600NI-I4 and
DS-7600NI-K4, and 100 to 240 VAC for
DS-7600NI-I4/P and DS-7600NI-K4/P.
10
Power Switch
Switch for turning on/off the device.
11
Network Interfaces
with PoE function
Network interfaces for the cameras and to provide
power over Ethernet.
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DS-7600NI-K1 and DS-7600NI-K1/4P
Figure 1-14 DS-7600NI-K1 Series
Figure 1-15 DS-7604NI-K1/4P Series
Table 1-10 Panel Description
(supported by
DS-7600NI-I2/P)
No.
Name
Description
1
Network Interfaces
with PoE function
Network interfaces for the cameras and to provide
power over Ethernet.
2
Audio In
RCA connector for audio input.
3
Audio Out
RCA connector for audio output.
4
VGA Interface
DB9 connector for VGA output. Display local video
output and menu.
5
HDMI Interface
HDMI video output connector.
6
LAN Network
Interface
1 10/100/1000 Mbps self-adaptive Ethernet
interface for DS-7600NI-K1;
1 100 Mbps full-duplex Ethernet interface for
DS-7600NI-K1/4P.
7
USB Interface
Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports for additional
devices such as USB mouse and USB Hard Disk Drive
(HDD).
9
Power Supply
12VDC power supply for DS-7600NI-K1 and 48 VDC
power supply for DS-7600NI-K1/4P
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1.5.3 DS-7700NI Series
Figure 1-16 DS-7700NI-I4 and DS-7700NI-K4 Series
Figure 1-17 DS-7700NI-I4/16P and DS-7700NI-K4/16P Series
The DS-7708NI-I4/8P and DS-7708NI-K4/8P provides 8 network Interfaces with PoE function.
Table 1-11 Panel Description
10
Ground
Ground (needs to be connected when NVR starts
up).
No.
Name
Description
1
LAN Interface
1 network interface provided for DS-7700NI-I4/P and
DS-7700NI-K4/P, and 2 network interfaces for
DS-7700NI-I4 and DS-7700NI-K4.
2
AUDIO OUT
RCA connector for audio output.
3
LINE IN
RCA connector for audio input.
4
HDMI
HDMI video output connector.
5
USB 3.0 interface
Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports for additional
devices such as USB mouse and USB Hard Disk Drive
(HDD).
6
RS-232 Interface
Connector for RS-232 devices.
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7
VGA
DB9 connector for VGA output. Display local video
output and menu.
8
RS-485 Interface
Half-duplex connector for RS-485 devices.
9
ALARM IN
Connector for alarm input.
ALARM OUT
Connector for alarm output.
10
GROUND
Ground (needs to be connected when NVR starts
up).
11
AC 100V ~ 240V
100V to 240VAC power supply.
12
Power Switch
Switch for turning on/off the device.
13
Network Interfaces
with PoE function
(supported by
DS-7700NI-I4/P and
DS-7700NI-K4/P)
Network interfaces for the cameras and to provide
power over Ethernet.
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Chapter 2 Getting Started
2.1 Device Startup and Activation
2.1.1 Starting Up and Shutting Down the NVR
Purpose:
Proper startup and shutdown procedures are crucial to expanding the life of the NVR.
Before you start:
Check that the voltage of the extra power supply is the same with the NVR’s requirement, and the
ground connection is working properly.
Starting up the NVR:
Step 1 Check the power supply is plugged into an electrical outlet. It is HIGHLY recommended that
an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) be used in conjunction with the device. The Power
indicator LED on the front panel should be red, indicating the device gets the power supply.
Step 2 Press the POWER button on the front panel. The Power indicator LED should turn blue
indicating that the unit begins to start up.
Step 3 After startup, the Power indicator LED remains blue. A splash screen with the status of the
HDD appears on the monitor. The row of icons at the bottom of the screen shows the HDD
status. ‘X’ means that the HDD is not installed or cannot be detected.
Shutting down the NVR
Steps:
There are two proper ways to shut down the NVR.
OPTION 1: Standard shutdown
Step 1 Enter the Shutdown menu.
Menu > Shutdown
Figure 2-1 Shutdown Menu
Step 2 Click the Shutdown button.
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Step 3 Click the Yes button.
- OPTION 2: By operating the front panel
Step 1 Press and hold the POWER button on the front panel for 3 seconds.
Step 2 Enter the administrator’s username and password in the dialog box for authentication.
Step 3 Click the Yes button.
Do not press the POWER button again when the system is shutting down.
Rebooting the NVR
In the Shutdown menu, you can also reboot the NVR.
Step 1 Enter the Shutdown menu by clicking Menu > Shutdown.
Step 2 Click the Logout button to lock the NVR or the Reboot button to reboot the NVR.
2.1.2 Activating Your Device
Purpose:
For the first-time access, you need to activate the device by setting an admin password. No
operation is allowed before activation. You can also activate the device via Web Browser, SADP or
Client Software.
Step 1 Input the same password in the text field of Create New Password and Confirm New
Password.
Figure 2-2 Settings Admin Password
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We highly recommend you create a strong password of your own choosing (Using a minimum of 8
characters, including at least three of the following categories: upper case letters, lower case
letters, numbers, and special characters.) in order to increase the security of your product. And we
recommend you reset your password regularly, especially in the high security system, resetting the
password monthly or weekly can better protect your product.
Step 2 Click OK to save the password and activate the device.
Step 3 When the device is activated, the system pops up the message box to remind you to
remember the password. And you can click Yes to continue to export the GUID file for the
future password resetting.
Figure 2-3 Export GUID File Remind
Step 4 Insert the U flash disk to your device, and export the GUID file to the U flash disk in the Reset
Password interface. Please refer to Chapter2.1.5 Resetting Your Password for the
instructions of password resetting.
Figure 2-4 Export GUID File
Please keep your GUID file properly for future password resetting.
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If Admin’s password is modified, the following menu pops up. Optionally, click the Yes button to
duplicate the password to IP cameras that are connected with default protocol.
Figure 2-5 Attention Interface
2.1.3 Using the Unlock Pattern for Login
For the Admin user, you can configure the unlock pattern for device login.
Configuring the Unlock Pattern
Step 1 After the device is activated, you can enter the following interface to configure the device
unlock pattern.
Figure 2-6 Set Unlock Pattern
Step 2 Use the mouse to draw a pattern among the 9 dots on the screen. Release the mouse when
the pattern is done.
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Figure 2-7 Draw the Pattern
Connect at least 4 dots to draw the pattern.
Each dot can be connected for once only.
Step 3 Draw the same pattern again to confirm it. When the two patterns match, the pattern is
configured successfully.
Figure 2-8 Confirm the Pattern
If the two patterns are different, you must set the pattern again.
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Figure 2-9 Re-set the Pattern
Logging in via Unlock Pattern
- Only the admin user has the permission to unlock the device.
- Please configure the pattern first before unlocking. Please refer to Configuring the Unlock
Pattern
Step 1 Right click the mouse on the screen and select the menu to enter the interface as shown in
Figure 2.8.
Figure 2-10 Draw the Unlock Pattern
Step 2 Draw the pre-defined pattern to unlock to enter the menu operation.
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- If you have forgotten your pattern, you can select the Forget My Pattern or Switch User
option to enter the normal login dialog box.
- When the pattern you draw is different from the pattern you have configured, you should
try again.
- If you have drawn the wrong pattern for more than 5 times, the system will switch to the
normal login mode automatically.
Figure 2-11 Normal Login Dialog Box
2.1.4 Login and Logout
User Login
Purpose:
If NVR has logged out, you must login the device before operating the menu and other functions.
Step 1 Select the User Name in the dropdown list.
Figure 2-12 Login Interface
Step 2 Input password.
Step 3 Click OK to log in.
When you forget the password of the admin, you can click Forget Password to reset the password.
Please refer to Chapter 2.1.5 Resetting Your Password for details.
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In the Login dialog box, if you enter the wrong password 7 times, the current user account will be
locked for 60 seconds.
User Logout
Purpose:
After logging out, the monitor turns to the live view mode and if you want to perform any
operations, you need to enter user name and password log in again.
Step 1 Enter the Shutdown menu.
Menu > Shutdown
Figure 2-13 Logout
Step 2 Click Logout.
After you have logged out the system, menu operation on the screen is invalid. It is required to
input a user name and password to unlock the system.
2.1.5 Resetting Your Password
When you forget the password of the admin, you can reset the password by importing the GUID
file. The GUID file must be exported and saved in the local U flash disk after you have activated the
device (refer to Chapter 2.1.2 Activating Your Device).
Step 1 On the user login interface, click Forget Password to enter the Reset Password interface.
Please insert the U flash disk stored with the GUID file to the NVR before resetting password.
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Figure 2-14 Reset Password
Step 2 Select the GUID file from the U flash disk and click Import to import the file to the device.
If you have imported the wrong GUIE file for 7 times, you will be not allowed to reset the password
for 30 minutes.
Step 3 After the GUID file is successfully imported, enter the reset password interface to set the
new admin password. Refer to Chapter 2.1.2 Activating Your Device for details.
Step 4 Click OK to set the new password. You can export the new GUID file to the U flash disk for
future password resetting.
When the new password is set, the original GUID file will be invalid. The new GUID file should be
exported for future password resetting. You can also enter the User>User Management interface to
edit the admin user and export the GUID file.
2.2 Using Wizard for Basic Configuration
By default, the Setup Wizard starts once the NVR has loaded, as shown in Figure 2-15.
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Figure 2-15 Start Wizard Interface
Operating the Setup Wizard:
Step 1 The Setup Wizard can walk you through some important settings of the NVR. If you don’t
want to use the Setup Wizard at that moment, click the Cancel button. You can also choose
to use the Setup Wizard next time by leaving the “Start wizard when the device starts?”
checkbox checked.
Step 2 Click Next button to enter the date and time settings window, as shown in Figure 2-16.
Figure 2-16 Date and Time Settings
Step 3 After the time settings, click Next button which takes you back to the Network Setup Wizard
window, as shown in the following figure.
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Figure 2-17 Network Settings
Two self-adaptive 10M/100M/1000M network interfaces provided for DS-9600NI, DS-8600NI,
DS-7700NI-I4 and DS-7700NI-K4, and two working modes are configurable: multi-address and
network fault tolerance. And one self-adaptive 10M/100M/1000M network interface for DS-7600NI,
DS-7700NI-I4/P and DS-7700NI-K4/P.
Step 4 Click Next button after you configured the basic network parameters. Enter the Hik-Connect
interface to configure the parameters. Please refer to Chapter 12.2.1 Configuring
Hik-Connect12.2.1 for detailed instructions.
Figure 2-18 Hik-Connect Settings
Step 5 Click Next button after you configured the basic network parameters. Then you will enter
the Advanced Network Parameter interface. You can enable UPnP, DDNS and set other
ports according to your need.
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Figure 2-19 Advanced Network Parameters
Step 6 Click Next button after you configured the network parameters, which takes you to the RAID
configuration window.
The RAID is supported by DS-9600NI-I8 and DS-9600NI-I16 series NVR only.
Figure 2-20 Array Management
Step 7 Click Next button to enter the Array Management window.
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Figure 2-21 Array Management
Step 8 Click Next button after you configured the network parameters, which takes you to the HDD
Management window, shown in Figure 2-22.
Figure 2-22 HDD Management
Step 9 To initialize the HDD, click the Init button. Initialization removes all the data saved in the
HDD.
Step 10 Click Next button. You enter the Adding IP Camera interface.
Step 11 Click Search to search the online IP Camera and the Security status shows whether it is
active or inactive. Before adding the camera, make sure the IP camera to be added is in
active status.
If the camera is in inactive status, you can click the inactive icon of the camera to set the
password to activate it. You can also select multiple cameras from the list and click the
One-touch Activate to activate the cameras in batch.
Click the Add to add the camera.
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Figure 2-23 Search for IP Cameras
When you check the checkbox of Enable H.265, the NVR can automatically switch to the H.265
stream of IP camera (which supports H.265 video format) for the initial access.
Step 12 Click Next button. Configure the recording for the added IP Cameras.
Figure 2-24 Record Settings
Step 13 Click OK to complete the startup Setup Wizard.
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2.3 Adding and Connecting the IP Cameras
2.3.1 Activating the IP Camera
Purpose:
Before adding the camera, make sure the IP camera to be added is in active status.
Step 1 Select the Add IP Camera option from the right-click menu in live view mode or click Menu>
Camera> Camera to enter the IP camera management interface.
For the IP camera detected online in the same network segment, the Password status shows
whether it is active or inactive.
Figure 2-25 IP Camera Management Interface
Step 2 Click the inactive icon of the camera to enter the following interface to activate it. You can
also select multiple cameras from the list and click the One-touch Activate to activate the
cameras in batch.
Figure 2-26 Activate the Camera
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Step 3 Set the password of the camera to activate it.
Use Admin Password: when you check the checkbox, the camera (s) will be configured with
the same admin password of the operating NVR.
Figure 2-27 Set New Password
Create New Password: If the admin password is not used, you must create the new password
for the camera and confirm it.
Strong Password recommendedWe highly recommend you create a strong password of your own
choosing (Using a minimum of 8 characters, including at least three of the following categories:
upper case letters, lower case letters, numbers, and special characters.) in order to increase the
security of your product. And we recommend you reset your password regularly, especially in the
high security system, resetting the password monthly or weekly can better protect your product.
Step 4 Click OK to finish the acitavting of the IP camera. And the security status of camera will be
changed to Active.
2.3.2 Adding the Online IP Cameras
Purpose:
The main function of the NVR is to connect the network cameras and record the video got from it.
So before you can get a live view or record of the video, you should add the network cameras to
the connection list of the device.
Before you start:
Ensure the network connection is valid and correct. For detailed checking and configuring of the
network, please see Chapter Checking Network Traffic and Chapter Configuring Network Detection.
Adding the IP Cameras
OPTION 1:
Step 1 Click to select an idle window in the live view mode.
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Step 2 Click the icon in the center of the windw to pop up the adding IP camera interface.
Figure 2-28 Icon of Adding IP Camera
Step 3 Select the detected IP camera and click the Add button to add it directly, and you can click
the Search button to refresh the online IP camera manually.
Figure 2-29 Quick Adding IP Camera Interface
Or you can choose to custom add the IP camera by editing the parameters in the
corresponding textfiled and then click the Add button to add it.
OPTION 2:
Step 1 Select the Add IP Camera option from the right-click menu in live view mode or click Menu>
Camera> Camera to enter the IP camera management interface.
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Figure 2-30 Adding IP Camera Interface
Step 2 The online cameras with same network segment will be detected and displayed in the
camera list.
Step 3 Select the IP camera from the list and click the button to add the camera. Or you can
click the One-touch Adding button to add all cameras (with the same login password) from
the list.
Make sure the camera to add has already been activated.
Step 4 (For the encoders with multiple channels only) check the Channel Port checkbox in the pop-up
window, as shown in the following figure, and click OK to add multiple channels.
Figure 2-31 Selecting Multiple Channels
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OPTION 3:
Step 1 On the IP Camera Management interface, click the Custom Adding button to pop up the Add
IP Camera (Custom) interface.
Figure 2-32 Custom Adding IP Camera Interface
Step 2 You can edit the IP address, protocol, management port, and other information of the IP
camera to be added.
If the IP camera to add has not been actiavated, you can activate it from the IP camera list on the
camera management interface.
Step 3 (Optional) Check the checkbox of Continue to Add to add other IP cameras.
Step 4 Click Add to add the camera. The successfully added cameras are listed in the interface.
Refer to the following table for the description of the icons
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Table 2-1 Description of Icons
Icon
Explanation
Icon
Explanation
Edit basic parameters of the
camera
Add the detected IP camera.
The camera is disconnected;
you can click the icon to get
the exception information of
camera.
Delete the IP camera
Play the live video of the
connected camera.
Advanced settings of the
camera.
Upgrade the connected IP
camera.
Security
Show the security status of
the camera to be
active/inactive or the
password strength
(strong/medium/weak/risk)
For the added IP cameras, the Security status shows the security level of the password of camera:
strong password, weak password and risk password.
Figure 2-33 Security Level of IP Cameras Password
Enabling the Password of IP Camera Visible
For the admin login user account, you can check the checkbox of Show Password of IP Camera to
enable the show the passwords of the successfully added IP cameras in the list.
You must enter the admin password to confirm permission.
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Figure 2-34 List of Added IP Cameras
Enabling the H.265 Stream Access
You can check the checkbox of Enable H.265, the NVR can automatically switch to the H.265 stream
of IP camera (which supports H.265 video format) for the initial access.
2.3.3 Editing the Connected IP Cameras and Configuring
Customized Protocols
After the adding of the IP cameras, the basic information of the camera lists in the page, you can
configure the basic setting of the IP cameras.
Step 1 Click the icon to edit the parameters; you can edit the IP address, protocol and other
parameters.
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Figure 2-35 Edit the Parameters
Channel Port: If the connected device is an encoding device with multiple channels, you can
choose the channel to connect by selecting the channel port No. in the dropdown list.
Step 2 Click OK to save the settings and exit the editing interface.
- To edit advanced parameters:
Step 1 Drag the horizontal scroll bar to the right side and click the icon.
Figure 2-36 Network Configuration of the Camera
Step 2 You can edit the network information and the password of the camera.
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Figure 2-37 Password Configuration of the Camera
Step 3 Click OK to save the settings and exit the interface.
- Configuring the customized protocols
Purpose:
To connect the network cameras which are not configured with the standard protocols, you can
configure the customized protocols for them.
Step 1 Click the Protocol button in the custom adding IP camera interface to enter the protocol
management interface.
Figure 2-38 Protocol Management Interface
There are 16 customized protocols provided in the system, you can edit the protocol name;
and choose whether to enable the sub-stream.
Step 2 Choose the protocol type of transmission and choose the transfer protocols.
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Before customizing the protocol for the network camera, you have to contact the manufacturer of
the network camera to consult the URL (uniform resource locator) for getting main stream and
sub-stream.
The format of the URL is: [Type]://[IP Address of the network camera]:[Port]/[Path].
Example: rtsp://192.168.1.55:554/ch1/main/av_stream.
- Protocol Name: Edit the name for the custom protocol.
- Enable Substream: If the network camera does not support sub-stream or the sub-stream is
not needed leave the checkbox empty.
- Type: The network camera adopting custom protocol must support getting stream through
standard RTSP.
- Transfer Protocol: Select the transfer protocol for the custom protocol.
- Port: Set the port No. for the custom protocol.
- Path: Set the resource path for the custom protocol. E.g., ch1/main/av_stream.
The protocol type and the transfer protocols must be supported by the connected network
camera.
After adding the customized protocols, you can see the protocol name is listed in the dropdown
list, please refer to Figure 2-39.
Figure 2-39 Protocol Setting
Step 3 Choose the protocols you just added to validate the connection of the network camera.
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2.3.4 Editing IP Cameras Connected to the PoE Interfaces
This chapter is only applicable for the following models: DS-7600NI-I2/P, DS-7700NI-I4/P,
DS-7600NI-K2/P, DS-7700NI-K4/P and DS-7600NI-K1/4P series NVR.
The PoE interfaces enables the NVR system to pass electrical power safely, along with data, on
Ethernet cabling to the connected network cameras.
Up to 4 network cameras can be connected to /4P models, 8 network cameras to /8P models, and
16 network cameras to /16P models. If you disable the PoE interface, you can also connect to the
online network cameras. And the PoE interface supports the Plug-and-Play function.
Example:
For DS-7608NI-I2/8P, if you want to connect 6 network cameras via PoE interfaces and 2 online
cameras, you must disable 2 PoE interfaces in the Edit IP Camera menu.
- To add Cameras for NVR supporting PoE function:
Before you start:
Connect the network cameras via the PoE interfaces.
Step 1 Enter the Camera Management interface.
Menu> Camera> IP Camera
Figure 2-40 List of Connected Cameras
The cameras connecting to the PoE interface cannot be deleted in this menu.
Step 2 Click the button, and select the Adding Method in the drop-down list.
Plug-and-Play: It means that the camera is connected to the PoE interface, so in this case,
the parameters of the camera can’t be edited. The IP address of the camera can only be
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edited in the Network Configuration interface, see Chapter 11.1 Configuring General
Settings for detailed information.
Figure 2-41 Edit IP Camera Interface - Plug-and-Play
Manual: You can disable the PoE interface by selecting the manual while the current
channel can be used as a normal channel and the parameters can also be edited.
Input the IP address, the user name and password of administrator manually, and click OK
to add the IP camera.
Figure 2-42 Edit IP Camera Interface - Manual
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2.3.5 Configuring PoE Interface
When it requires long-distance PoE transmission (100 to 300 m), you can configure the PoE
channel to the long network cable mode.
Step 1 Enter the PoE Configuration interface.
Menu> Camera> Camera>PoE Configuration
Step 2 Click the radio button of each POE channel to switch and . You can click the radio
button of PoE Channel to enable or disable the long network cable mode.
ON: Long-distance (100 - 300 meters) network transmissions via POE interface.
OFF: Short-distance (< 100 meters) network transmission via POE interface.
Figure 2-43 Configure PoE Interface
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- The PoE is enabled with the short network cable mode (OFF) by default.
- The bandwidth of IP camera connected to the PoE via long network cable (100 - 300 meters)
cannot exceed 6 MP.
- The allowed max. long network cable may be less than 300 meters depending on different
IP camera models and cable materials.
- When the transmission distance reaches 100 to 250 meters, you must use the CAT5E or
CAT6 network cable to connect with the PoE interface.
- When the transmission distance reaches 250 to 300 meters, you must use the CAT6
network cable to connect with the PoE interface.
- Refer to the Appendix 18.5.3 List of IP Cameras Connected to PoE by Long Network Cable
(100 - 300 m) for the list of IP cameras.
You can check the connecting status and power information of POE channel on the interface.
Step 3 Click Back to finish the settings.
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Chapter 3 Live View
3.1 Introduction of Live View
Live view shows you the video image getting from each camera in real time. The NVR
automatically enters Live View mode when powered on. It is also at the very top of the menu
hierarchy, thus pressing the ESC many times (depending on which menu you’re on) brings you to
the Live View mode.
Live View Icons
In the live view mode, there are icons at the upper-right of the screen for each channel, showing
the status of the record and alarm in the channel, so that you can know whether the channel is
recorded, or whether there are alarms occur as soon as possible.
Table 3-1 Description of Live View Icons
Icons
Description
Alarm (video loss, video tampering, motion detection, VCA and
sensor alarm)
Record (manual record, schedule record, motion detection, VCA
and alarm triggered record)
Alarm and Record
Event/Exception (motion detection, VCA, sensor alarm or
exception information, appears at the lower-left corner of the
screen. Please refer to Chapter 8.6 Setting Alarm Response Actions
for details.)
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3.2 Operations in Live View Mode
In live view mode, there are many functions provided. The functions are listed below.
Single Screen: showing only one screen on the monitor.
Multi-screen: showing multiple screens on the monitor simultaneously.
Auto-switch: the screen is auto switched to the next one. And you must set the dwell time for
each screen on the configuration menu before enabling the auto-switch.
Menu>Configuration>Live View>Dwell Time.
Start Recording: continuous record and motion detection record are supported.
Output Mode: select the output mode to Standard, Bright, Gentle or Vivid.
Add IP Camera: the shortcut to the IP camera management interface.
Playback: playback the recorded videos for current day.
Aux Monitor: the NVR checks the connection of the output interfaces to define the main and
auxiliary output interfaces. The priority level for the main and aux output is HDMI1/VGA1>
HDMI2/VGA2 (for DS-9600NI-I8, DS-8600NI-I8 and DS-9600NI-I16) and HDMI > VGA (for
DS-7600NI and DS-7700NI).
DS-9600NI-I8, DS-8600NI-I8 and DS-9600NI-I16: When the HDMI1, HDMI2, VGA1 and VGA2 are
all connected, the HDMI1/VGA1 is used as main output and the HDMI2/VGA2 is used as the aux
output.
DS-7600NI and DS-7700NI: When both the HDMI and VGA are connected, the HDMI is used as
main output and the VGA is used as the aux output.
When the aux output is enabled, the main output cannot perform any operation, and you can do
some basic operation on the live view mode for the Aux output.
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3.2.1 Front Panel Operation on Live View
Table 3-2 Front Panel Operation in Live View
Functions
Front Panel Operation
Show single screen
Press the corresponding Alphanumeric button. E.g. Press 2 to
display only the screen for channel 2.
Show multi-screen
Press the PREV/FOCUS- button.
Manually switch
screens
Next screen: right/down direction button.
Previous screen: left/up direction button.
Auto-switch
Press Enter button.
Playback
Press Play button.
Switch between
main and aux
output
Press Main/Aux button.
3.2.2 Using the Mouse in Live View
Table 3-3 Mouse Operation in Live View
Name
Description
Common Menu
Quick access to the sub-menus which you frequently visit.
Menu
Enter the main menu of the system by right clicking the
mouse.
Single Screen
Switch to the single full screen by choosing channel number
from the dropdown list.
Multi-screen
Adjust the screen layout by choosing from the dropdown list.
Previous Screen
Switch to the previous screen.
Next Screen
Switch to the next screen.
Start/Stop
Auto-switch
Enable/disable the auto-switch of the screens.
Start Recording
Start continuous recording or motion detection recording of
all channels.
Add IP Camera
Enter the IP Camera Management interface, and manage the
cameras.
Playback
Enter the playback interface and start playing back the video
of the selected channel immediately.
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PTZ
Enter the PTZ control interface.
Output Mode
Four modes of output supported, including Standard, Bright,
Gentle and Vivid.
Aux Monitor
Switch to the auxiliary output mode and the operation for
the main output is disabled.
- The dwell time of the live view configuration must be set before using Start Auto-switch.
- If you enter Aux monitor mode and the Aux monitor is not connected, the mouse operation
is disabled; you need to switch back to the Main output with the MAIN/AUX button on the
front panel or remote.
- If the corresponding camera supports intelligent function, the Reboot Intelligence option is
included when right-clicking mouse on this camera.
Figure 3-1 Right-click Menu
3.2.3 Using an Auxiliary Monitor
Certain features of the Live View are also available while in an Aux monitor. These features
include:
- Single Screen: Switch to a full screen display of the selected camera. Camera can be selected
from a dropdown list.
- Multi-screen: Switch between different display layout options. Layout options can be selected
from a dropdown list.
- Next Screen: When displaying less than the maximum number of cameras in Live View, clicking
this feature will switch to the next set of displays.
- Playback: Enter into Playback mode.
- PTZ Control: Enter PTZ Control mode.
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- Main Monitor: Enter Main operation mode.
In the live view mode of the main output monitor, the menu operation is not available while Aux
output mode is enabled.
3.2.4 Quick Setting Toolbar in Live View Mode
On the screen of each channel, there is a quick setting toolbar which shows when you single click
the mouse in the corresponding screen.
Figure 3-2 Quick Setting Toolbar
The fisheye expansion view feature is supported by the DS-7600/7700/8600/9600-I (/P) series NVR
only.
Table 3-4 Description of Quick Setting Toolbar Icons
Icon
Description
Icon
Description
Icon
Description
/
Enable/Disable
Manual Record
Instant
Playback
/
Mute/Audio
on
Capture
PTZ Control
Digital Zoom
Image Settings
Face
Detection
Live View
Strategy
Information
Fisheye
Expansion
3D
Positioning
Main/Sub-Stre
am
Close
Instant Playback only shows the record in last five minutes. If no record is found, it means
there is no record during the last five minutes.
3D Positioning (for I series NVR) is for zooming in/out the specific area of live image.
Use the left key of mouse to click on the desired position in the video image and drag a rectangle
area in the lower right direction, the camera will move the position to the center and enable the
rectangle area to zoom in. Use the left key of mouse to drag a rectangle area in the upper left
direction to move the position to the center and enable the rectangle area to zoom out.
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Digital Zoom is for zooming in the live image. You can zoom in the image to different
proportions (1 to16X) by moving the sliding bar from to . You can also scroll the mouse
wheel to control the zoom in/out.
Figure 3-3 Digital Zoom
Image Settings icon can be selected to enter the Image Settings menu.
You can set the image parameters like brightness, contrast, saturation and hue according to the
actual demand.
Figure 3-4 Image Settings- Customize
Live View Strategy can be selected to set strategy, including Real-time, Balanced, Fluency.
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Figure 3-5 Live View Strategy
Face detection function can be used to detect the human faces in live view mode and save in
HDD. When there are human faces with the specified size detected in the front of the camera, the
device will capture the human face and save in HDD.
Move the mouse onto the icon to show the real-time stream information, including the frame
rate, bitrate, resolution and stream type.
Figure 3-6 Information
3.2.5 Fisheye Expansion View
The device supports the fisheye expansion for the connected fisheye camera in live view or
playback mode.
Click the to enter the fisheye expansion mode.
The fisheye expansion view feature is supported by the DS-7600/7700/8600/9600-I (/P) series NVR
only.
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Table 3-5 Fisheye Display Mode
Fisheye
expansion
Button
Operation
180° panorama
360° panorama
PTZ expansion
Fisheye
Four different display modes are available. You can select a display mode as demand.
- 180° Panorama: Switch the live view image to the 180° panorama view.
- 360° Panorama: Switch the live view image to the 36 panorama view.
- PTZ Expansion: The PTZ Expansion is the close-up view of some defined area in the
fisheye view or panorama expansion, and it supports the electronic PTZ function, which is
also called e-PTZ.
- Fisheye: In the Fisheye mode, the whole wide-angle view of the fisheye camera is
displayed. This view mode is called Fisheye View because it approximates the vision of a
fish’s convex eye. The lens produces curvilinear images of a large area, while distorting
the perspective and angles of objects in the image.
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3.3 Adjusting Live View Settings
Purpose:
Live View settings can be customized according to different needs. You can configure the output
interface, dwell time for screen to be shown, mute or turning on the audio, the screen number for
each channel, etc.
Step 1 Enter the Live View Settings interface.
Menu> Configuration> Live View
Figure 3-7 Live View-General
The settings available in this menu include:
- Video Output Interface: Designates the output to configure the settings for. The DS-9600NI
and DS-8600NI provide VGA/HDMI and VGA2/HDMI2, and DS-7600NI and DS-7700NI
provide the HDMI and VGA video outputs.
- Live View Mode: Designates the display mode to be used for Live View.
- Dwell Time: The time in seconds to dwell between switching of channels when enabling
auto-switch in Live View.
- Enable Audio Output: Enables/disables audio output for the selected video output.
- Volume: Adjust the volume of live view, playback and two-way audio for the selected output
interface.
- Event Output: Designates the output to show event video.
- Full Screen Monitoring Dwell Time: The time in seconds to show alarm event screen.
Step 2 Set cameras order.
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Figure 3-8 Live View- Camera Order
1) Select a View mode in , including 1/4/6/8/16/25/32/36/64-window
division modes are supported depending on different models.
2) Select the small window, and double-click on the channel number to display the channel
on the window.
3) You can click button to start live view for all the channels and click to stop all the
live view.
4) Click the Apply button to save the setting.
You can also click-and-drag the camera to the desired window on the live view interface to set
the camera order.
Step 3 Set the stream type for live view of camera.
1) Click the More Settings to enter the more settings interface.
2) Select the camera to configure from the list.
3) Select the stream type to main stream, sub-stream or Auto.
Figure 3-9 Stream Type Settings
4) Click Apply to save the settings.
5) (Optional) You can click the Copy button to copy the stream type settings of the current
camera to other camera (s).
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3.4 Channel-zero Encoding
Purpose:
Sometimes you need to get a remote view of many channels in real time from web browser or
CMS (Client Management System) software, in order to decrease the bandwidth requirement
without affecting the image quality, channel-zero encoding is supported as an option for you.
Step 1 Enter the Live View Settings interface.
Menu > Configuration> Live View
Step 2 Select the Channel-Zero Encoding tab.
Figure 3-10 Live View- Channel-Zero Encoding
Step 3 Check the checkbox after Enable Channel Zero Encoding.
Step 4 Configure the Frame Rate, Max. Bitrate Mode and Max. Bitrate.
After you set the Channel-Zero encoding, you can get a view in the remote client or web
browser of 16 channels in one screen.
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Chapter 4 PTZ Controls
4.1 Configuring PTZ Settings
Purpose:
Follow the procedure to set the parameters for PTZ. The configuring of the PTZ parameters should
be done before you control the PTZ camera.
Step 1 Enter the PTZ Settings interface.
Menu >Camera> PTZ
Figure 4-1 PTZ Settings
Step 2 Click the PTZ Parameters button to set the PTZ parameters.
Figure 4-2 PTZ- General
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Step 3 Choose the camera for PTZ setting in the Camera dropdown list.
Step 4 Enter the parameters of the PTZ camera.
All the parameters should be exactly the same as the PTZ camera parameters.
Step 5 Click Apply button to save the settings.
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4.2 Setting PTZ Presets, Patrols & Patterns
Before you start:
Please make sure that the presets, patrols and patterns should be supported by PTZ protocols.
4.2.1 Customizing Presets
Purpose:
Follow the steps to set the Preset location which you want the PTZ camera to point to when an
event takes place.
Step 1 Enter the PTZ Control interface.
Menu>Camera>PTZ
Figure 4-3 PTZ Settings
Step 2 Use the directional button to wheel the camera to the location where you want to set preset;
and the zoom and focus operations can be recorded in the preset as well.
Step 3 Enter the preset No. (1~255) in the preset text field, and click the Set button to link the
location to the preset.
Repeat the steps2-3 to save more presets.
You can click the Clear button to clear the location information of the preset, or click the
Clear All button to clear the location information of all the presets.
4.2.2 Calling Presets
Purpose:
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This feature enables the camera to point to a specified position such as a window when an event
takes place.
Step 1 Click the button PTZ in the lower-right corner of the PTZ setting interface;
Or press the PTZ button on the front panel or click the PTZ Control icon in the quick
setting bar, or select the PTZ option in the right-click menu to show the PTZ control panel.
Step 2 Choose Camera in the dropdown list.
Step 3 Click the button to show the general settings of the PTZ control.
Figure 4-4 PTZ Panel - General
Step 4 Click to enter the preset No. in the corresponding text field.
Step 5 Click the Call Preset button to call it.
4.2.3 Customizing Patrols
Purpose:
Patrols can be set to move the PTZ to different key points and have it stay there for a set duration
before moving on to the next key point. The key points are corresponding to the presets. The
presets can be set following the steps above in Customizing Presets.
Step 1 Enter the PTZ Control interface.
Menu>Camera>PTZ
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Figure 4-5 PTZ Settings
Step 2 Select patrol No. in the drop-down list of patrol.
Step 3 Click the Set button to add key points for the patrol.
Figure 4-6 Key point Configuration
Step 4 Configure key point parameters, such as the key point No., duration of staying for one key
point and speed of patrol. The key point is corresponding to the preset. The Key Point No.
determines the order at which the PTZ will follow while cycling through the patrol. The
Duration refers to the time span to stay at the corresponding key point. The Speed defines
the speed at which the PTZ will move from one key point to the next.
Step 5 Click the Add button to add the next key point to the patrol, or you can click the OK button
to save the key point to the patrol.
You can delete all the key points by clicking the Clear button for the selected patrol, or click
the Clear All button to delete all the key pints for all patrols.
4.2.4 Calling Patrols
Purpose:
Calling a patrol makes the PTZ to move according the predefined patrol path.
Step 1 Click the button PTZ in the lower-right corner of the PTZ setting interface;
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Or press the PTZ button on the front panel or click the PTZ Control icon in the quick
setting bar, or select the PTZ option in the right-click menu to show the PTZ control panel.
Step 2 Click the button to show the general settings of the PTZ control.
Figure 4-7 PTZ Panel - General
Step 3 Select a patrol in the dropdown list and click the Call Patrol button to call it.
Step 4 You can click the Stop Patrol button to stop calling it.
4.2.5 Customizing Patterns
Purpose:
Patterns can be set by recording the movement of the PTZ. You can call the pattern to make the
PTZ movement according to the predefined path.
Step 1 Enter the PTZ Control interface.
Menu > Camera > PTZ
Figure 4-8 PTZ Settings
Step 2 Choose pattern number in the dropdown list.
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Step 3 Click the Start button and click corresponding buttons in the control panel to move the PTZ
camera, and click the Stop button to stop it.
The movement of the PTZ is recorded as the pattern.
4.2.6 Calling Patterns
Purpose:
Follow the procedure to move the PTZ camera according to the predefined patterns.
Step 1 Click the button PTZ in the lower-right corner of the PTZ setting interface;
Or press the PTZ button on the front panel or click the PTZ Control icon in the quick
setting bar, or select the PTZ option in the right-click menu to show the PTZ control panel.
Step 2 Click the button to show the general settings of the PTZ control.
Figure 4-9 PTZ Panel - General
Step 3 Click the Call Pattern button to call it.
Step 4 Click the Stop Pattern button to stop calling it.
4.2.7 Customizing Linear Scan Limit
Purpose:
The Linear Scan can be enabled to trigger the scan in the horizantal direction in the predefined
range.
This function is supported by some certain models.
Step 1 Enter the PTZ Control interface.
Menu > Camera > PTZ
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Figure 4-10 PTZ Settings
Step 2 Use the directional button to wheel the camera to the location where you want to set the
limit, and click the Left Limit or Right Limit button to link the location to the corresponding
limit.
The speed dome starts linear scan from the left limit to the right limit, and you must set the left
limit on the left side of the right limit, as well the angle from the left limit to the right limit should
be no more than 180º.
4.2.8 Calling Linear Scan
Before operating this function, make sure the connected camera supports the linear scan and is in
HIKVISION protocol.
Purpose:
Follow the procedure to call the linear scan in the predefined scan range.
Step 1 Click the button PTZ in the lower-right corner of the PTZ setting interface;
Or press the PTZ button on the front panel or click the PTZ Control icon in the quick
setting bar to enter the PTZ setting menu in live view mode.
Step 2 Click the button to show the one-touch function of the PTZ control.
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Figure 4-11 PTZ Panel - One-touch
Step 3 Click Linear Scan button to start the linear scan and click the Linear Scan button again to
stop it.
You can click the Restore button to clear the defined left limit and right limit data and the
dome needs to reboot to make settings take effect.
4.2.9 One-touch Park
Before operating this function, make sure the connected camera supports the linear scan and is in
HIKVISION protocol.
Purpose:
For some certain model of the speed dome, it can be configured to start a predefined park action
(scan, preset, patrol and etc.) automatically after a period of inactivity (park time).
Step 1 Click the button PTZ in the lower-right corner of the PTZ setting interface;
Or press the PTZ button on the front panel or click the PTZ Control icon in the quick
setting bar to enter the PTZ setting menu in live view mode.
Step 2 Click the button to show the one-touch function of the PTZ control.
Figure 4-12 PTZ Panel - One-touch
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Step 3 There are 3 one-touch park types selectable, click the corresponding button to activate the
park action.
Park (Quick Patrol): The dome starts patrol from the predefined preset 1 to preset 32 in
order after the park time. The undefined preset will be skipped.
Park (Patrol 1): The dome starts move according to the predefined patrol 1 path after the
park time.
Park (Preset 1): The dome moves to the predefined preset 1 location after the park time.
The park time can only be set through the speed dome configuration interface, by default the
value is 5s.
Step 4 Click the button again to inactivate it.
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4.3 PTZ Control Panel
To enter the PTZ control panel, there are two ways supported.
OPTION 1:
In the PTZ settings interface, click the PTZ button on the lower-right corner which is next to the
Back button.
OPTION 2:
In the Live View mode, you can press the PTZ Control button on the front panel or on the remote
control, or choose the PTZ Control icon , or select the PTZ option in the right-click menu.
Click the Configuration button on the control panel, and you can enter the PTZ Settings interface.
In PTZ control mode, the PTZ panel will be displayed when a mouse is connected with the device. If
no mouse is connected, the icon appears in the lower-left corner of the window, indicating
that this camera is in PTZ control mode.
Figure 4-13 PTZ Panel
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Table 4-1 Description of the PTZ panel icons
Icon
Description
Icon
Description
Icon
Description
Direction
button and the
auto-cycle
button
Zoom+, Focus+,
Iris+
Zoom-, Focus-,
Iris-
The speed of
the PTZ
movement
Light on/off
Wiper on/off
3D Positioning
Image
Centralization
Menu
Switch to the
PTZ control
interface
Switch to the
one-touch
control
interface
Switch to the
general
settings
interface
Previous item
Next item
Start pattern /
patrol
Stop the patrol
/ pattern
movement
Exit
Minimize
windows
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Chapter 5 Recording and Capture Settings
The picture capture is supported by the DS-7600/7700/8600/9600-I (/P) series NVR only.
5.1 Configuring Parameters
Purpose:
By configuring the parameters you can define the parameters which affect the image quality, such
as the transmission stream type, the resolution and so on.
Before you start:
1) Make sure that the HDD has already been installed. If not, please install a HDD and
initialize it. (Menu>HDD>General)
Figure 5-1 HDD- General
2) Check the storage mode of the HDD
Click Advanced to check the storage mode of the HDD.
If the HDD mode is Quota, please set the maximum record capacity and maximum picture
capacity. For detailed information, see Chapter Configuring Quota Mode.
If the HDD mode is Group, you should set the HDD group. For detailed information, see
Chapter Configuring HDD Group for Recording and Capture.
Figure 5-2 HDD- Advanced
Step 1 Enter the Record settings interface to configure the recording parameters:
Menu > Record > Parameters
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Figure 5-3 Recording Parameters
Step 2 Parameters Setting for Recording
1) Select Record tab page to configure. You can configure the stream type, the resolution,
and other parameters on your demand.
Video Encode: select the video encoding to H.265 or H.264.
Enable H.264+ Mode: check the checkbox to enable. Once enabled, the Max. Bitrate
Mode, Max. Bitrate(Kbps) and Max. Bitrate Range Recommend are not configurable.
Enabling it helps to ensure the high video quality with a lowered bitrate.
The H.265 and H.264+ should be supported by the connected IP camera.
2) Click the More Settings button to set the advanced parameters for recording and then
click OK button to finish editing.
Figure 5-4 More Settings
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Pre-record: The time you set to record before the scheduled time or event. For example,
when an alarm triggers the recording at 10:00, and if you set the pre-record time as 5
seconds, the camera records at 9:59:55.
Post-record: The time you set to record after the event or the scheduled time. For
example, when an alarm triggered recording ends at 11:00, and if you set the post-record
time as 5 seconds, it records till 11:00:05.
Expired Time: The expired time is period for a recorded file to be kept in the HDD. When
the deadline is reached, the file will be deleted. If you set the expired time to 0, the file
will not be deleted. The actual keeping time for the file should be determined by the
capacity of the HDD.
Redundant Record/Capture: By enabling redundant record or capture you save the record
and captured picture in the redundant HDD. See Chapter Configuring Redundant
Recording and Capture.
Record Audio: Check the checkbox to enable or disable audio recording.
Video Stream: Main stream and sub-stream are selectable for recording. When you select
sub-stream, you can record for a longer time with the same storage space.
3) Click Apply to save the settings.
You can enable the ANR (Automatic Network Replenishment) function via the web browser
(Configuration > Storage > Schedule Settings > Advanced) to save the video files in the IP camera
when the network is disconnected, and synchronize the files to the NVR when the network is
resumed.
- The redundant record/capture is used when you want to save the record files or captured
pictures in the redundant HDD. You must configure the redundant HDD in HDD settings. For
detailed information, see Chapter 14.4.2 .
- The parameters of Main Stream (Event) are read-only.
Step 3 Parameters Settings for Sub-stream
1) Enter the Sub-stream tab page.
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Figure 5-5 Sub-stream Parameters
2) Configure the parameters of the camera.
3) Click Apply to save the settings.
Step 4 Parameters Settings for Capture
1) Select the Capture tab.
Figure 5-6 Capture Parameters
2) Configure the parameters.
3) Click Apply to save the settings.
The interval is the time period between two capturing actions. You can configure all the
parameters on this menu on your demand.
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5.2 Configuring Recording and Capture Schedule
Purpose:
Set the record schedule, and then the camera automatically starts/stops recording according to the
configured schedule.
In this chapter, we take the record schedule procedure as an example, and the same procedure can
be applied to configure schedule for both recording and capture. To schedule the automatic
capture, you need to choose the Capture tab in the Schedule interface.
Step 1 Enter the Record Schedule interface.
Menu>Record/Capture>Schedule
Step 2 Configure Record Schedule
1) Select Record/Capture Schedule.
Figure 5-7 Record Schedule
Different recording types are marked in different color icons.
Continuous: scheduled recording.
Event: recording triggered by all event triggered alarm.
Motion: recording triggered by motion detection.
Alarm: recording triggered by alarm.
M/A: recording triggered by either motion detection or alarm.
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M&A: recording triggered by motion detection and alarm.
POS: recording triggered by POS and alarm. (Supported by I series NVR only)
You can delete the set schedule by clicking the None icon.
2) Choose the camera you want to configure.
3) Select the check box after the Enable Schedule item.
4) Click Edit button or click on the color icon under the edit button and draw the schedule
line on the panel.
Edit the schedule:
The all-day continuous recording is configured for the device by factory default.
I. In the message box, you can choose the day to which you want to set schedule.
Figure 5-8 Recording Schedule Interface
You can click the button to set the accurate time of the schedule.
II. To schedule an all-day recording, check the checkbox after the All Day item.
Figure 5-9 Edit Schedule
III. To arrange other schedule, set the Start/End time for each period.
Up to 8 periods can be configured for each day. And the time periods can’t be overlapped each
other.
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IV. Select the record type in the dropdown list.
- To enable Motion, Alarm, M | A (motion or alarm), M & A (motion and alarm) and VCA
(Video Content Analysis) triggered recording and capture, you must configure the motion
detection settings, alarm input settings or VCA settings as well. For detailed information,
refer to Chapter 8.1 and Chapter 9.
- The VCA settings are only available to the smart IP cameras.
Repeat the above edit schedule steps to schedule recording or capture for other days in
the week. If the schedule can also be applied to other days, click Copy.
Figure 1. 1 Copy Schedule to Other Days
V. Click OK to save setting and back to upper level menu.
VI. Click Apply in the Record Schedule interface to save the settings.
Draw the schedule:
I. Click on the color icons, you can choose the schedule type as continuous or event.
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Figure 5-10 Draw the Schedule
II. Click the Apply button to validate the settings.
Step 3 (Optional) If the settings can also be used to other channels, click Copy, and then choose the
channel to which you want to copy.
Step 4 Click Apply to save the settings.
Figure 5-11 Copy Schedule to Other Channels
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5.3 Configuring Motion Detection Recording and Capture
Purpose:
Follow the steps to set the motion detection parameters. In the live view mode, once a motion
detection event takes place, the NVR can analyze it and do many actions to handle it. Enabling
motion detection function can trigger certain channels to start recording, or trigger full screen
monitoring, audio warning, notify the surveillance center and so on. In this chapter, you can follow
the steps to schedule a record which triggered by the detected motion.
Step 1 Enter the Motion Detection interface.
Menu>Camera>Motion
Figure 5-12 Motion Detection
Step 2 Configure Motion Detection:
1) Choose camera you want to configure.
2) Check the checkbox after Enable Motion Detection.
3) Drag and draw the area for motion detection by mouse. If you want to set the motion
detection for all the area shot by the camera, click Full Screen. To clear the motion
detection area, click Clear.
4) Click Settings, and the message box for channel information pops up.
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Figure 5-13 Motion Detection Handling
1) Select the channels which you want the motion detection event to trigger recording.
2) Click Apply to save the settings.
3) Click OK to back to the upper level menu.
4) Exit the Motion Detection menu.
Step 3 Edit the Motion Detection Record Schedule. For the detailed information of schedule
configuration, see Chapter Configuring Recording and Capture Schedule.
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5.4 Configuring Alarm Triggered Recording and Capture
Purpose:
Follow the procedure to configure alarm triggered recording or capture.
Step 1 Enter the Alarm settings interface.
Menu> Configuration> Alarm
Figure 5-14 Alarm Settings
Step 2 Click Alarm Input.
Figure 5-15 Alarm Settings- Alarm Input
1) Select Alarm Input number and configure alarm parameters.
2) Choose N.O (normally open) or N.C (normally closed) for alarm type.
3) Check the checkbox for Setting .
4) Click Settings.
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Figure 5-16 Alarm Settings
5) Choose the alarm triggered recording channel.
6) Check the checkbox to select channel.
7) Click Apply to save settings.
8) Click OK to back to the upper level menu.
Repeat the above steps to configure other alarm input parameters.
If the settings can also be applied to other alarm inputs, click Copy and choose the alarm input
number.
Figure 5-17 Copy Alarm Input
Step 3 Edit the Alarm triggered record in the Record/Capture Schedule setting interface. For the
detailed information of schedule configuration, see Chapter Configuring Recording and
Capture Schedule.
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5.5 Configuring VCA Event Recording
Purpose:
The event triggered recording can be configured through the menu. Then events include the
motion detection, alarm and VCA events (face detection/face capture, line crossing detection,
intrusion detection, region entrance detection, region exiting detection, loitering detection, people
gathering detection, fast moving detection, parking detection, unattended baggage detection,
object removal detection, audio loss exception detection, sudden change of sound intensity
detection, and defocus detection).
Step 1 Enter the VCA settings interface and select a camera for the VCA settings.
Menu > Camera > VCA
Figure 5-18 VCA Settings
Step 2 Configure the detection rules for VCA events. For details, please refer to Chapter 10 VCA
Alarm.
Step 3 Click the icon to configure the alarm linkage actions for the VCA events.
Step 4 Select Trigger Channel tab and select one or more channels which will start to record when
VCA alarm is triggered.
Step 5 Click Apply to save the settings
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Figure 5-19 Set Trigger Camera of VCA Alarm
The PTZ Linking function is only available for the VCA settings of IP cameras.
Step 6 Enter Record Schedule settings interface (Menu > Record > Schedule > Record Schedule),
and then set VCA as the record type. For details, see step 2 in Chapter 5.2 Configuring
Recording and Capture Schedule.
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5.6 Manual Recording and Continuous Capture
Purpose:
Follow the steps to set parameters for the manual recording and continuous capture. Using manual
recording and continuous capture, you need to manually cancel the record and capture. The
manual recording and manual continuous capture is prior to the scheduled recording and capture.
Step 1 Enter the Manual settings interface.
Menu> Manual
Or press the REC/SHOT button on the front panel.
Figure 5-20 Manual Record
Step 2 Enable the Manual Recording.
1) Select Record on the left bar.
2) Click the status button before camera number to change to .
Step 3 Disable manual record.
Click the status button to change to .
Green icon means that the channel is configured the record schedule. After rebooting, all the
manual records enabled will be canceled.
Step 4 Enabling and disabling the continuous capture
1) Select Continuous Capture on the left bar.
Figure 5-21 Continuous Capture
2) Click the status button before camera number to change to .
3) Disable continuous capture.
4) Click the status button to change to .
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Green icon means that the channel is configured the capture schedule. After rebooting, all the
continuous capture will be canceled.
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5.7 Configuring Holiday Recording and Capture
Purpose:
Follow the steps to configure the record or capture schedule on holiday for that year. You may
want to have different plan for recording and capture on holiday.
Step 1 Enter the Record setting interface.
Menu > Record > Holiday
Figure 5-22 Holiday Settings
Step 2 Enable Edit Holiday schedule.
1) Click to enter the Edit interface.
Figure 5-23 Edit Holiday Settings
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2) Check the checkbox after Enable Holiday.
3) Select Mode from the dropdown list.
4) There are three different modes for the date format to configure holiday schedule.
5) Set the start and end date.
6) Click Apply to save settings.
7) Click OK to exit the Edit interface.
Step 3 Enter Record/Capture Schedule settings interface to edit the holiday recording schedule. See
Chapter 6.2 Configuring Recording and Capture Schedule.
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5.8 Configuring Redundant Recording and Capture
Purpose:
Enabling redundant recording and capture, which means saving the record files and captured
pictures not only in the R/W HDD but also in the redundant HDD, will effectively enhance the data
safety and reliability. .
Step 1 Enter HDD Information interface.
Menu> HDD
Figure 5-24 HDD General
Step 2 Select the HDD and click to enter the Local HDD Settings interface.
1) Set the HDD property to Redundancy.
Figure 5-25 HDD General-Editing
2) Click Apply to save the settings.
3) Click OK to back to the upper level menu.
You must set the Storage mode in the HDD advanced settings to Group before you set the HDD
property to Redundant. For detailed information, please refer to Chapter 11.4.1 Setting HDD
Property. There should be at least another HDD which is in Read/Write status.
Step 3 Enter the Record setting interface.
Menu> Record> Parameters
1) Select Record tab.
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2) Click More Settings to enter the following interface.
Figure 5-26 Record Parameters
3) Select Camera you want to configure in the drop-down list.
4) Check the checkbox of Redundant Record/Capture.
5) Click OK to save settings and back to the upper level menu.
Repeat the above steps for configuring other channels.
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5.9 Configuring HDD Group for Recording and Capture
Purpose:
You can group the HDDs and save the record files and captured pictures in certain HDD group.
Step 1 Enter HDD setting interface.
Menu>HDD
Figure 5-27 HDD General
Step 2 Select Advanced on the left side menu.
Figure 5-28 Storage Mode
Check whether the storage mode of the HDD is Group. If not, set it to Group. For detailed
information, please refer to Chapter 14.4 Managing HDD Group.
Step 3 Select General in the left side menu
Step 4 Click to enter editing interface.
Step 5 Configuring HDD group.
1) Choose a group number for the HDD group.
2) Click Apply and then in the pop-up message box, click Yes to save your settings.
3) Click OK to back to the upper level menu.
4) Repeat the above steps to configure more HDD groups.
Step 6 Choose the Channels which you want to save the record files and captured pictures in the
HDD group.
1) Select Advanced on the left bar.
2) Choose Group number in the dropdown list of Record on HDD Group
3) Check the channels you want to save in this group.
4) Click Apply to save settings.
After having configured the HDD groups, you can configure the Recording and Capture settings
following the procedure provided in Chapter 5.2-5.7.
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5.10 Files Protection
Purpose:
You can lock the recording files or set the HDD property to Read-only to protect the record files
from being overwritten.
5.10.1 Locking the Recording Files
- Lock File when Playback
Step 1 Enter Playback interface.
Menu> Playback
Step 2 Check the checkbox of channel(s) in the channel list and then double-click to select a date on
the calendar.
Figure 5-29 Normal/Smart Playback
Step 3 During playback, click the button to lock the current recording file.
In the multi-channel playback mde, clicking the button will lock all the record files related to
the playback channels.
Step 4 You can click the button to pop up the file management interface. Click the Locked File
tab to check and export the locked files.
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Figure 5-30 Locked File Management
In the File Management interface, you can also click to change it to to unlock the file
and the file is not protected.
- Lock File when Export
Step 1 Enter Export setting interface.
Menu> Export
Figure 5-31 Export
Step 2 Select the channels you want to search by checking the checkbox to .
Step 3 Configure the record type, file type start/end time.
Step 4 Click Search to show the results.
Figure 5-32 Export- Search Result
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Step 5 Protect the record files.
1) Find the record files you want to protect, and then click the icon which will turn to , indicating
that the file is locked.
The record files of which the recording is still not completed cannot be locked.
2) Click to change it to to unlock the file and the file is not protected.
Figure 5-33 Unlocking Attention
5.10.2 Setting HDD Property to Read-only
Step 1 Enter HDD setting interface.
Menu> HDD
Figure 5-34 HDD General
Step 2 Click to edit the HDD you want to protect.
Figure 5-35 HDD General- Editing
To edit HDD property, you need to set the storage mode of the HDD to Group. See Chapter
Managing HDD Group.
Step 3 Set the HDD property to Read-only.
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Step 4 Click OK to save settings and back to the upper level menu.
- You cannot save any files in a Read-only HDD. If you want to save files in the HDD, change
the property to R/W.
- If there is only one HDD and is set to Read-only, the NVR can’t record any files. Only live
view mode is available.
- If you set the HDD to Read-only when the NVR is saving files in it, then the file will be saved
in next R/W HDD. If there is only one HDD, the recording will be stopped.
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Chapter 6 Playback
6.1 Playing Back Record Files
6.1.1 Instant Playback
Purpose
Play back the recorded video files of a specific channel in the live view mode. Channel switch is
supported.
Instant playback by channel
Choose a channel in live view mode and click the button in the quick setting toolbar.
In the instant playback mode, only record files recorded during the last five minutes on this
channel will be played back.
Figure 6-1 Instant Playback Interface
6.1.2 Playing Back by Normal Search
Playback by Channel
Enter the Playback interface.
Right click a channel in live view mode and select Playback from the menu, as shown in Figure 6-2.
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Figure 6-2 Right-click Menu under Live View
Pressing numerical buttons will switch playback to the corresponding channels during playback
process.
Playback by Time
Purpose
Play back video files recorded in specified time duration. Multi-channel simultaneous playback and
channel switch are supported.
Step 1 Enter playback interface.
Menu>Playback
Step 2 Select the Normal/Smart in the drop-down list on the top-left side.
Step 3 Select the stream to Main Stream or Sub Stream. (for I series NVR only)
Step 4 Select a camera in the camera list.
The main stream or sub stream for recording is configurable in Menu>Record>Parameters.
Step 5 Select a date in the calendar and click the button on the left toolbar to play the video
file.
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Figure 6-3 Playback Calendar
If there are record files for that camera in that day, in the calendar, the icon for that day is
displayed in different colors for different recording types: blue for continuous recording and red for
event recording.
Step 6 Click the radio button to start playing the continuous recorded files.
Playback Interface
You can use the toolbar in the bottom part of Playback interface to control playing progress, as
shown in Figure 6-4.
Figure 6-4 Playback Interface
Figure 6-5 Toolbar of Playback
You can click the channel(s) to execute simultaneous playback of multiple channels.
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- The indicates the start/end time of the recorded video files.
- Playback progress bar: use the mouse to click any point of the progress bar or drag the
progress bar to locate specific frames.
Table 6-1 Detailed Explanation of Playback Toolbar
Item
Button
Operation
Button
Operation
Smart
Search
Draw quadrilateral
for the motion
detection
Search the matched
video
Set full screen for
motion detection
Draw line for the line
crossing detection
Draw quadrilateral
for the intrusion
detection
Filter video files by
setting the target
characters
Operations
/
Audio on/Mute
/
Start/Stop clipping
Capture Picture
Lock File
Add default tag
Add customized tag
File management
for video clips,
captured pictures,
locked files and tags
Digital Zoom
Playing
Control
/
Pause/Play
/
Reverse play/ Pause
Slow forward
Stop
30s forward
30s reverse
Next day
Fast forward
Previous day
Time Bar
Scaling
Previous/Next
period
Play the time bar in
30 minutes (default)
Play the time bar in
1 hour
Play the time bar in 2
hours
Play the time bar in
6 hours
Play the time bar in
24 hours
Fisheye
180° panorama
360° panorama
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Item
Button
Operation
Button
Operation
Expansion
PTZ expansion
Fisheye
POS
Enable/Disable POS
information overlay
(Supported by I
series NVR only)
- The fisheye expansion view feature is supported by the DS-7600/7700/8600/9600-I (/P)
series NVR only.
- Please refer to the Chapter 3.2.5 Fisheye Expansion for the description and operation of the
fisheye expansion.
- The playing speed of 256X is supported.
- When the playing speed is higher than 2X, the POS information cannot be overlain on the
video.
6.1.3 Playing back by Smart Search
Purpose
The smart playback function provides an easy way to get through the less effective information.
When you select the smart playback mode, the system will analyze the video containing the
motion, line or intrusion detection information, mark it with green color and play it in the normal
speed while the video without motion will be played in the 16-time speed. The smart playback
rules and areas are configurable.
Step 1 Enter Playback interface.
Menu>Playback
Step 2 Select the Normal/Smart in the drop-down list on the top-left side.
Step 3 Select the stream to Main Stream or Sub Stream. (for I series NVR only)
The main stream or sub stream for recording is configurable in Menu>Record>Parameters.
Step 4 Select a camera in the camera list.
Step 5 Select a date in the calendar and click the button on the left toolbar to play the video
file.
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Figure 6-6 Playback by Smart Search
Step 6 Click the radio button to switch to the playback by smart search.
Step 7 Set the rules and areas for smart search of line crossing detection, intrusion detection or
motion detection event triggered recording.
- Line Crossing Detection
Select the button, and click on the image to specify the start point and end point of the
line.
- Intrusion Detection
Click the button, and specify 4 points to set a quadrilateral region for intrusion detection.
Only one region can be set.
- Motion Detection
Click the button, and then hold the mouse on the image to draw the detection area
manually. You can also click the button to set the full screen as the detection area.
Step 8 (Optional) You can click to filter the searched video files by setting the target
characters, including the gender and age of the human and whether he/she wears glasses.
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Figure 6-7 Set Result Filter
Step 9 (Optional) Click to enter the Smart Settings to configure the related parameters.
Skip the Non-Related Video: check the checkbox to enable the device to skip non-related
video files.
Play Non-Related Video: set the playing speed to 8X/4X/2X/1X when playing the non-related
video files.
Play Related Video: set the playing speed to 4X/2X/1X when playing the non-related video
files.
Figure 6-8 Smart Settings
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6.1.4 Playing Back by Event Search
Purpose
Play back record files on one or several channels searched out by event type (e.g., alarm input,
motion detection and VCA).
Step 1 Enter the Playback interface.
Menu>Playback
Step 2 Select the Event in the drop-down list on the top-left side.
Step 3 Select the stream to Main Stream or Sub Stream. (for I series NVR only)
Step 4 Select the major type to Alarm Input, Motion, POS or VCA as the event type.
We take playback by VCA as the example in the following instructions.
Figure 6-9 Event Search Interface
Step 5 Select the minor type of VCA from the drop-down list. (Please refer to Chapter 9 VCA Alarm
for the details of VCA detection types).
For configuring the VCA recording, please refer to Chapter 5.4 Configuring VCA Event Recording
and Capture; and for details of VCA detection types, please refer to Chapter 9 VCA Alarm.
Step 6 Select the camera (s) for searching, and set the Start time and End time.
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Step 7 Click Search button to get the search result information. You may refer to the right-side bar
for the result.
For the POS event type (supported by I series NVR), you can enter the Keyword and enable the
Case Sensitivity (upper case and lower case) to search the video files with the keyword contained
POS information.
Step 8 Select a result item and click button to play back the file.
Pre-play and post-play can be configured.
Step 9 (Optional) Enter the Synch Playback interface to select the camera (s) for synchronous
playback.
Figure 6-10 Synch Playback Interface
Step 10 Enter the playback interface.
The toolbar in the bottom part of playback interface can be used to control playing process.
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Figure 6-11 Interface of Playback by Event
You can click or button to select the previous or next event. Please refer to Table 6.1 for
the description of buttons on the toolbar.
6.1.5 Playing Back by Tag
Purpose:
Video tag allows you to record related information like people and location of a certain time point
during playback. You can use video tag(s) to search for record files and position time point.
Before playing back by tag:
Step 1 Enter Playback interface.
Menu>Playback
Step 2 Search and play back the record file(s). Refer to Chapter 6.1.1 for the detailed information
about searching and playback of the record files.
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Figure 6-12 Interface of Playback by Time
Click button to add default tag.
Click button to add customized tag and input tag name.
Max. 64 tags can be added to a single video file.
Step 3 Tag management.
Click button to enter the File Management interface and click Tag to manage the tags.
You can check, edit, and delete tag(s).
Figure 6-13 Tag Management Interface
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Playing back by Tag
Step 1 Select the Tag from the drop-down list in the Playback interface.
Step 2 Select the stream to Main Stream or Sub Stream.
Step 3 Choose channels, edit start time and end time, and then click Search to enter Search Result
interface.
You can enter keyword in the textbox to search the tag on your command.
Step 4 Click button to play back the selected tag file.
Figure 6-14 Interface of Playback by Tag
Pre-play and post-play can be configured.
You can click or button to select the previous or next tag. Please refer to Table 6.1 for the
description of buttons on the toolbar.
6.1.6 Playing Back by Sub-periods
Purpose:
The video files can be played in multiple sub-periods simultaneously on the screens.
Step 1 Enter Playback interface.
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Step 2 Menu>Playback
Step 3 Select Sub-periods from the drop-down list in the upper-left corner of the page to enter the
Sub-periods Playback interface.
Step 4 Select the stream to Main Stream or Sub Stream.
Step 5 Select a date and start playing the video file.
Step 6 Select the Split-screen Number from the dropdown list. Up to 16 screens are configurable.
Figure 6-15 Interface of Sub-periods Playback
According to the defined number of split-screens, the video files on the selected date can be
divided into average segments for playback. E.g., if there are video files existing between 16:00 and
22:00, and the 6-screen display mode is selected, then it can play the video files for 1 hour on each
screen simultaneously.
6.1.7 Playing Back by System Logs
Purpose:
Play back record file(s) associated with channels after searching system logs.
Step 1 Enter Log Information interface.
Menu>Maintenance>Log Information
Step 2 Click Log Search tab to enter Playback by System Logs.
Step 3 Set search time and type and click Search button.
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Figure 6-16 System Log Search Interface
Step 4 Choose a log with record file and click button to enter Playback interface.
If there is no record file at the time point of the log, the message box “No result found” will pop
up.
Figure 6-17 Result of System Log Search
Step 5 Playback interface.
The toolbar in the bottom part of Playback interface can be used to control playing process.
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Figure 6-18 Interface of Playback by Log
6.1.8 Playing Back External File
Purpose:
Perform the following steps to look up and play back files in the external devices.
Step 1 Enter Tag Search interface.
Menu>Playback
Step 2 Select the External File in the drop-down list on the top-left side.
The files are listed in the right-side list.
You can click the button to refresh the file list.
Step 3 Select and click the button to play back it. And you can adjust the playback speed by
clicking and .
Figure 6-19 Interface of External File Playback
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6.1.9 Playing Back Pictures
The playback by picture is supported by the DS-9600/8600/7700/7600NI-I (/P) series NVR only.
Purpose:
The captured pictures stored in the HDDs of the device can be searched and viewed.
Step 1 Enter Playback interface.
Menu>Playback
Step 2 Select Picture from the drop-down list in the upper-left corner of the page to enter the
Picture Playback interface.
Step 3 Check checkbox to select the channel(s) and specify the start time and end time for
search.
Step 4 Click Search to enter Search Result interface.
Up to 4000 pictures can be displayed each time.
Step 5 Choose a picture you want to view and click button.
You can click Back to return to the search interface.
Figure 6-20 Result of Picture Playback
Step 6 The toolbar in the bottom part of Playback interface can be used to control playing process.
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Figure 6-21 Picture Playback Toolbar
Table 6-2 Detailed Explanation of Picture-playback Toolbar
Button
Function
Button
Function
Button
Function
Button
Function
Play reverse
Play
Previous
picture
Next picture
6.2 Auxiliary Functions of Playback
6.2.1 Playing Back Frame by Frame
Purpose:
Play video files frame by frame, in case of checking image details of the video when abnormal
events happen.
Using a Mouse:
Go to Playback interface.
If you choose playback of the record file: click button until the speed changes to Single frame
and one click on the playback screen represents playback of one frame.
If you choose reverse playback of the record file: click button until the speed changes to
Single frame and one click on the playback screen represents reverse playback of one frame. It is
also feasible to use button in toolbar.
Using the Front Panel:
Click the button to set the speed to Single frame. One click on button, one click on the
playback screen or Enter button on the front panel represents playback or reverse playback of one
frame.
6.2.2 Thumbnails View
With the thumbnails view on the playback interface, you can conveniently locate the required
video files on the time bar.
Step 1 Enter the playback interface and start to play the video files.
Step 2 Move the mouse to the time bar to get the preview thumbnails of the video files. Select and
double click on a required thumbnail to enter the full-screen playback.
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Figure 6-22 Thumbnails View
The thumbnail view is supported only in the 1X single-camera playback mode.
6.2.3 Fast View
You can hold the mouse to drag on the time bar to get the fast view of the video files.
Step 1 Enter the playback interface and start to play the video files.
Step 2 Use the mouse to hold and drag through the playing time bar to fast view the video files.
Step 3 Release the mouse to the required time point to enter the full-screen playback.
The fast view is supported only in the 1X single-camera playback mode.
6.2.4 Digital Zoom
Step 1 Click the button on the playback control bar to enter Digital Zoom interface.
Step 2 You can zoom in the image to different proportions (1 to16X) by moving the sliding bar from
to . You can also scroll the mouse wheel to control the zoom in/out.
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Figure 6-23 Draw Area for Digital Zoom
Step 3 Right-click the image to exit the digital zoom interface.
6.2.5 File Management
You can manage the video clips, captured pictures in playback, locked files and tags you have
added in the playback mode.
Step 1 Enter the playback interface.
Step 2 Click on the toolbar to enter the file management interface.
Figure 6-24 File Management
Step 3 You can view the saved video clips, captured playback pictures, lock/unlock the files and edit
the tags which you added in the playback mode.
Step 4 If required, select the items and click Export All or Export to export the
clips/pictures/files/tags to local storage device.
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Chapter 7 Backup
7.1 Backing up Record Files
7.1.1 Quick Export
Purpose:
Export record files to backup device(s) quickly.
Step 1 Enter Video Export interface.
Menu>Export>Normal
Choose the channel(s) you want to back up and click Quick Export button.
The time duration of record files on a specified channel cannot exceed one day. Otherwise, the
message box “Max. 24 hours are allowed for quick export.” will pop up.
Figure 7-1 Quick Export Interface
Step 2 Select the format of the log files to be exported. Up to 15 formats are selectable.
Step 3 Click the Export to start exporting.
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Here we use USB Flash Drive and please refer to the next section Normal Backup for more backup
devices supported by the NVR.
Figure 7-2 Quick Export using USB1-1
Stay in the Exporting interface until all record files are exported.
Figure 7-3 Export Finished
Step 4 Check backup result.
Choose the record file in Export interface and click button to check it.
The Player player.exe will be exported automatically during record file export.
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Figure 7-4 Checkup of Quick Export Result Using USB1-1
7.1.2 Backing up by Normal Video/Picture Search
Purpose:
The record files can be backup to various devices, such as USB devices (USB flash drives, USB HDDs,
USB writer), SATA writer and e-SATA HDD.
The eSATA HDD is supported by DS-9600NI-I8 and DS-9600NI-I16 series NVR only.
Backup using USB flash drives and USB HDDs
Step 1 Enter Export interface.
Menu>Export>Normal/Picture
Step 2 Select the cameras to search.
Step 3 Set search condition and click Search button to enter the search result interface. The
matched video files or pictures are displayed in Chart or List display mode.
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Figure 7-5 Normal Video Search for Backup
Step 4 Select video files or pictures from the Chart or List to export.
Click to play the record file if you want to check it.
Check the checkbox before the record files you want to back up.
The size of the currently selected files is displayed in the lower-left corner of the window.
Figure 7-6 Result of Normal Video Search for Backup
Step 5 Export the video files or picture files.
Click Export All button to export all the files.
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Or you can select recording files you want to back up, and click Export button to enter
Export interface.
If the inserted USB device is not recognized:
- Click the Refresh button.
- Reconnect device.
- Check for compatibility from vendor.
You can also format USB flash drives or USB HDDs via the device.
Figure 7-7 Export by Normal Video Search using USB Flash Drive
Stay in the Exporting interface until all record files are exported with pop-up message box
“Export finished”.
Figure 7-8 Export Finished
The backup of video files using USB writer or SATA writer has the same operating instructions.
Please refer to steps described above.
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7.1.3 Backing up by Event Search
Purpose:
Back up event-related record files using USB devices (USB flash drives, USB HDDs, USB writer),
SATA writer or eSATA HDD. Quick Backup and Normal Backup are supported.
Step 1 Enter Export interface.
Menu>Export>Event
Step 2 Select the cameras to search.
Step 3 Select the event type to alarm input, motion, VCA or POS.
Figure 7-9 Event Search for Backup
The POS event type is supported by the DS-7600/7700/8600/9600-I (/P) series NVR only.
Step 4 Set the search conditions and click Search button to enter the search result interface. For the
POS event type, you can also set the Keyword and enable the Case Sensitivity (upper case
and lower case) to search the video files with the key word contained POS information.
Step 5 The matched video files are displayed in Chart or List display mode. Select video files from
the Chart or List interface to export.
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Figure 7-10 Result of Event Search
Step 6 Export the video files. Please refer to step5 of Chapter 7.1.2 Backing up by Normal Video
Search for details.
7.1.4 Backing up Video Clips or Captured Playback Pictures
Purpose:
You may also select video clips or captured pictures in playback mode to export directly during
Playback, using USB devices (USB flash drives, USB HDDs, USB writer), SATA writer or eSATA HDD.
Step 1 Enter Playback interface.
Please refer to Chapter 6.1 Playing Back Record Files.
Step 2 During playback, use buttons or in the playback toolbar to start or stop clipping
record file (s); or use the button to capture pitcures.
Step 3 Click the to enter the file management interface.
Figure 7-11 Video Clips or Captured Pictures Export Interface
Step 4 Export the video clips or captured pictures in playback. Please refer to step5 of Chapter 7.1.2
Backing up by Normal Video Search for details.
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7.2 Managing Backup Devices
Management of USB flash drives, USB HDDs and eSATA HDDs
Step 1 Enter the Export interface.
Figure 7-12 Storage Device Management
Step 2 Backup device management.
Click New Folder button if you want to create a new folder in the backup device.
Select a record file or folder in the backup device and click button if you want to delete
it.
Click Erase button if you want to erase the files from a re-writable CD/DVD.
Click Format button to format the backup device.
If the inserted storage device is not recognized:
- Click the Refresh button.
- Reconnect device.
- Check for compatibility from vendor.
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7.3 Hot Spare Device Backup
Purpose:
The device can form an N+1 hot spare system. The system consists of several working devices and a
hot spare device; when the working device fails, the hot spare device switches into operation, thus
increasing the reliability of the system.
Please contact dealer for details of models which support the hot spare function.
Before you start:
At least 2 devices are online.
A bidirectional connection shown in the figure below is required to be built between the hot spare
device and each working device.
Set a hot spare
device
Add a hot spare
device on normal
device
Add the normal
device on the hot
spare device
Start Finish
Figure 7-13 Building Hot Spare System
7.3.2 Setting Hot Spare Device
- The camera connection will be disabled when the device works in the hot spare mode.
- Its highly recommended to restore the defaults of the device after switching the working
mode of the hot spare device to normal mode to ensure the normal operation afterwards.
Step 1 Enter the Hot Spare settings interface.
Menu > Configuration > Hot Spare
Step 2 Set the Work Mode as Hot Spare Mode and click the Apply button to confirm the settings.
Step 3 Reboot the device to make the change take effect.
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Figure 7-14 Reboot Attention
Step 4 Click the Yes button in the pop-up attention box.
7.3.3 Setting Working Device
Step 1 Enter the Hot Spare settings interface.
Step 2 Menu > Configuration > Hot Spare
Step 3 Set the Work Mode as Normal Mode (default).
Step 4 Check the checkbox of Enable to enable the hot spare function.
Step 5 Enter the IP address and admin password of hot spare device.
Figure 7-15 Setting Working Mode for Working device
Step 6 Click the Apply button to save the settings.
7.3.4 Managing Hot Spare System
Step 1 Enter the Hot Spare Settings interface of the hot spare device.
Menu > Configuration > Hot Spare
The connected working device is displayed on the device list.
Step 2 Check the checkbox to select the working device from the device list, and click the Add
button to link the working device to the hot spare device.
A hot spare device can connect up to 32 working devices.
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Figure 7-16 Add Working Device
Step 3 You can view the working status of the hot spare device on the Working Status list.
When the working device works properly, the working status of the hot spare device is displayed as
No record.
Figure 7-17 No Recording
When the working device gets offline, the hot spare device will record the video of the IP Camera
connected to the working device for backup, and the working status of the hot spare device is
displayed as Backing up.
The record backing up can be functioned for 1 working device at a time.
Figure 7-18 Backing up
When the working device comes online, the lost video files will be restored by the record
synchronization function, and the working status of the hot spare device is displayed as
Synchronizing.
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The record synchronization function can be enabled for 1 working device at a time.
Figure 7-19 Synchronizing
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Chapter 8 Alarm Settings
8.1 Setting Motion Detection Alarm
Step 1 Enter Motion Detection interface of Camera Management and choose a camera you want to
set up motion detection.
Menu> Camera> Motion
Figure 8-1 Motion Detection Setup Interface
Step 2 Set up detection area and sensitivity.
Tick “Enable Motion Detection”, use the mouse to draw detection area(s) and drag the
sensitivity bar to set sensitivity.
Click button and set alarm response actions.
Step 3 Click Trigger Channel tab and select one or more channels which will start to record/capture
or become full-screen monitoring when motion alarm is triggered, and click Apply to save
the settings.
Figure 8-2 Set Trigger Camera of Motion Detection
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Step 4 Set up arming schedule of the channel.
1) Select Arming Schedule tab to set the arming schedule of handling actions for the motion
detection.
2) Choose one day of a week and up to eight time periods can be set within each day.
3) Click Apply to save the settings
Time periods shall not be repeated or overlapped.
Figure 8-3 Set Arming Schedule of Motion Detection
Step 5 Click Handling tab to set up alarm response actions of motion alarm (please refer to Chapter
Setting Alarm Response Actions).
Step 6 If you want to set motion detection for another channel, repeat the above steps or just click
Copy in the Motion Detection interface to copy the above settings to it.
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8.2 Setting Sensor Alarms
Purpose:
Set the handling action of an external sensor alarm.
Step 1 Enter Alarm Settings of System Configuration and select an alarm input.
Menu> Configuration> Alarm
Select Alarm Input tab to enter Alarm Input Settings interface.
Figure 8-4 Alarm Status Interface of System Configuration
Step 2 Set up the handling action of the selected alarm input.
Check the Enable checkbox and click Settings button to set up its alarm response actions.
Figure 8-5 Alarm Input Setup Interface
Step 3 (Optional) Enable the one-key disarming for local alarm input 1 (Local<-1).
1) Check the checkbox of Enable One-Key Disarming.
2) Click the Settings button to enter the linkage action settings interface.
3) Select the alarm linkage action (s) you want to disarm for the local alarm input1. The selected linkage
actions include the Full Screen Monitoring, Audible Warning, Notify Surveillance Center, Send Email
and Trigger Alarm Output.
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When the alarm input 1 (Local<-1) is enabled with one-key disarming, the other alarm input
settings are not configurable.
Step 4 Select Trigger Channel tab and select one or more channels which will start to
record/capture or become full-screen monitoring when an external alarm is input, and click
Apply to save the settings.
Step 5 Select Arming Schedule tab to set the arming schedule of handling actions.
Figure 8-6 Set Arming Schedule of Alarm Input
Choose one day of a week and Max. eight time periods can be set within each day, and click
Apply to save the settings.
Time periods shall not be repeated or overlapped.
Repeat the above steps to set up arming schedule of other days of a week. You can also use
Copy button to copy an arming schedule to other days.
Step 6 Select Linkage Action tab to set up alarm response actions of the alarm input (please refer to
Chapter Setting Alarm Response Actions).
Step 7 If necessary, select PTZ Linking tab and set PTZ linkage of the alarm input.
Set PTZ linking parameters and click OK to complete the settings of the alarm input.
Make sure the PTZ or speed dome connected supports PTZ linkage.
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Figure 8-7 Set PTZ Linking of Alarm Input
Step 8 If you want to set handling action of another alarm input, repeat the above steps.
Or you can click the Copy button on the Alarm Input Setup interface and check the checkbox
of alarm inputs to copy the settings to them.
Figure 8-8 Copy Settings of Alarm Input
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8.3 Detecting Video Loss Alarm
Purpose:
Detect video loss of a channel and take alarm response action(s).
Step 1 Enter Video Loss interface of Camera Management and select a channel you want to detect.
Menu> Camera> Video Loss
Figure 8-9 Video Loss Setup Interface
Step 2 Set up handling action of video loss.
Check the checkbox of “Enable Video Loss Alarm”, and click button to set up handling
action of video loss.
Step 3 Set up arming schedule of the handling actions.
1) Select Arming Schedule tab to set the channel’s arming schedule.
2) Choose one day of a week and up to eight time periods can be set within each day.
3) Click Apply button to save the settings.
Time periods shall not be repeated or overlapped.
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Figure 8-10 Set Arming Schedule of Video Loss
Step 4 Select Linkage Action tab to set up alarm response action of video loss (please refer to
Chapter Setting Alarm Response Actions).
Step 5 Click the OK button to complete the video loss settings of the channel.
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8.4 Detecting Video Tampering Alarm
Purpose:
Trigger alarm when the lens is covered and take alarm response action(s).
Step 1 Enter Video Tampering interface of Camera Management and select a channel you want to
detect video tampering.
Menu> Camera> Video Tampering
Figure 8-11 Video Tampering Setting Interface
Step 2 Set the video tampering handling action of the channel.
1) Check the checkbox of “Enable Video Tampering Detection”.
2) Drag the sensitivity bar to set a proper sensitivity level. Use the mouse to draw an area
you want to detect video tampering.
3) Click button to set up handling action of video tampering.
Step 3 Set arming schedule and alarm response actions of the channel.
1) Click Arming Schedule tab to set the arming schedule of handling actions.
2) Choose one day of a week and Max. eight time periods can be set within each day.
3) Click Apply button to save the settings.
Time periods shall not be repeated or overlapped.
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Figure 8-12 Set Arming Schedule of Video Tampering
Step 4 Select Linkage Action tab to set up alarm response actions of video tampering alarm (please
refer to Chapter Setting Alarm Response Actions).
Step 5 Click the OK button to complete the video tampering settings of the channel.
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8.5 Handling Exceptions Alarm
Purpose:
Exception settings refer to the handling action of various exceptions, e.g.
- HDD Full: The HDD is full.
- HDD Error: Writing HDD error or unformatted HDD.
- Network Disconnected: Disconnected network cable.
- IP Conflicted: Duplicated IP address.
- Illegal Login: Incorrect user ID or password.
- Record/Capture Exception: No space for saving recorded files or captured images.
- Hot Spare Exception: Disconnected with the working device.
Steps:
Enter Exception interface of System Configuration and handle various exceptions.
Menu> Configuration> Exceptions
Please refer to Chapter Setting Alarm Response Actions for detailed alarm response actions.
Figure 8-13 Exceptions Setup Interface
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8.6 Setting Alarm Response Actions
Purpose:
Alarm response actions will be activated when an alarm or exception occurs, including Event Hint
Display, Full Screen Monitoring, Audible Warning (buzzer), Notify Surveillance Center, Trigger
Alarm Output and Send Email.
Event Hint Display
When an event or exception happens, a hint can be displayed on the lower-left corner of live view
image. And you can click the hint icon to check the details. Besides, the event to be displayed is
configurable.
Step 1 Enter the Exception settings interface.
Menu > Configuration > Exceptions
Step 2 Check the checkbox of Enable Event Hint.
Figure 8-14 Event Hint Settings Interface
Step 3 Click the to set the type of event to be displayed on the image.
Figure 8-15 Event Hint Settings Interface
Step 4 Click the OK button to finish settings.
Full Screen Monitoring
When an alarm is triggered, the local monitor (VGA, HDMI or BNC monitor) display in full screen
the video image from the alarming channel configured for full screen monitoring.
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If alarms are triggered simultaneously in several channels, their full-screen images will be switched
at an interval of 10 seconds (default dwell time). A different dwell time can be set by going to
Menu >Configuration>Live View > Full Screen Monitoring Dwell Time.
Auto-switch will terminate once the alarm stops and you will be taken back to the Live View
interface.
You must select during “Trigger Channel” settings the channel(s) you want to make full screen
monitoring.
Audible Warning
Trigger an audible beep when an alarm is detected.
Notify Surveillance Center
Sends an exception or alarm signal to remote alarm host when an event occurs. The alarm host
refers to the PC installed with Remote Client.
The alarm signal will be transmitted automatically at detection mode when remote alarm host is
configured. Please refer to Chapter 11.2.6 Configuring More Settings for details of alarm host
configuration.
Email Linkage
Send an email with alarm information to a user or users when an alarm is detected.
Please refer to Chapter 11.2.8 Configuring Email for details of Email configuration.
Trigger Alarm Output
Trigger an alarm output when an alarm is triggered.
Step 1 Enter Alarm Output interface.
Menu> Configuration> Alarm> Alarm Output
Step 2 Select an alarm output and set alarm name and dwell time. Click Schedule button to set the
arming schedule of alarm output.
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If “Manually Clear” is selected in the dropdown list of Dwell Time, you can clear it only by going to
Menu> Manual> Alarm.
Figure 8-16 Alarm Output Setup Interface
Step 3 Set up arming schedule of the alarm output.
Choose one day of a week and up to 8 time periods can be set within each day.
Time periods shall not be repeated or overlapped.
Figure 8-17 Set Arming Schedule of Alarm Output
Step 4 Repeat the above steps to set up arming schedule of other days of a week. You can also use
Copy button to copy an arming schedule to other days.
Click the OK button to complete the video tampering settings of the alarm output No..
Step 5 You can also copy the above settings to another channel.
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Figure 8-18 Copy Settings of Alarm Output
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8.7 Triggering or Clearing Alarm Output Manually
Purpose:
Sensor alarm can be triggered or cleared manually. If “Manually Clear” is selected in the dropdown
list of dwell time of an alarm output, the alarm can be cleared only by clicking Clear button in the
following interface.
Step 1 Select the alarm output you want to trigger or clear and make related operations.
Menu> Manual> Alarm
Step 2 Click Trigger/Clear button if you want to trigger or clear an alarm output.
Click Trigger All button if you want to trigger all alarm outputs.
Click Clear All button if you want to clear all alarm output.
Figure 8-19 Clear or Trigger Alarm Output Manually
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Chapter 9 POS Configuration
The POS feature is supported by DS-9600/8600/7700/7600-I (/P) series NVR only.
9.1 Configuring POS Settings
Step 1 Enter the POS settings interface.
Menu > Configuration > POS> POS Settings
Step 2 Select the POS from the drop-down list.
The amount of POS devices supported for each device is the half of its channel amount, e.g., 8 POS
devices are supported for the DS-9616NI-I8 model.
Step 3 Check the checkbox to enable the POS feature.
Figure 9-1 POS Settings
Step 4 Select the POS protocol to Universal Protocol, EPSON, AVE or NUCLEUS.
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When the new protocol is selected, you should reboot the device to activate the new settings.
- Universal Protocol
Click the Advanced button to expand more settings when selecting the universal protocol.
You can set the start line tag, line break tag and end line tag for the POS overlay characters,
and the case-sensitive property of the characters.
Figure 9-2 Universal Protocol Settings
- EPSON
The fixed start and end line tag are used for EPSON protocol.
- AVE
The fixed start and end line tag are used for AVE protocol. And the serial port and virtual
serial port connection types are supported.
1) Click the Set to configure the AVE settings.
2) Se the rule to VSI-ADD or VNET.
3) Set the address bit of the POS message to send.
4) Click OK to save the settings.
Figure 9-3 AVE Settings
- NUCLEUS
1) Click the Set to configure the NUCLEUS settings.
2) Enter the employee No. shift No. and the terminal No. in the field. The matching message sent from
the POS device will be used as the valid POS data.
Figure 9-4 NUCLEUS Settings
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The NUCLEUS protocol must be used in the RS-232 connection communication.
Step 5 Select the connection mode to TCP, UDP, Multicast, RS-232, USB->RS-232 or Sniff, and click
Set to configure the parameters for each connection mode.
- TCP Connection
1) When using TCP connection, the port must be set from 1 to 65535, and the port for each POS machine
must be unique.
2) Set the Allowed Remote IP Address of the device sending the POS message.
Figure 9-5 TCP Connection Settings
- UDP Connection