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OPERATION/CONFIGURATION
C2630M-C (7/09)
Server Application Software
DX8100 Series
Hybrid Video Recorder
C2630M-C (7/09) 3
Contents
Server Operation/Configuration
Welcome to the DX8100 Series HVR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
DX8100 Client Emergency Agent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
DX8100 Viewer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
DX8100 Mobile Client . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
DX8100 Web Client . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
DX8100 Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Getting Started with DX8100 HVR Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Upgrade Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Software Upgrades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Hardware Upgrades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Starting and Shutting Down the DX8100 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Starting the DX8100 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Shutting Down the DX8100 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
DX8100 Documentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Logging In to the DX8100 Application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Local DX8100 Login . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Logging in to a Local DX8100 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Logging Out of the Local DX8100 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Exiting to the Windows Operating System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Remote DX8100 Login . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Connecting to a Remote Site . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Disconnecting from a Remote Site . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Logging in to a Remote Site . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Logging Out of a Remote Site . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Working with an External JBOD Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Verifying Available JBOD Drives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Working with Dual Monitors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Installing the Dual Display Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Configuring the Dual Display Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Understanding the DX8100 Application Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Description of the DX8100 Main Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
DX8100 Menu Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
DX8100 Toolbar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Displaying the DX8100 Window from a Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Description of Operating Modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Displaying Video in full screen View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Switching Between Standard and Extended Panel Views . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Understanding View Panes and Panels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Working with View Panes and Panels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Configuring View Panels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Navigating View Panels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Mapping Channels on the Extended Monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Viewing Video on The Extended Monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Modifying an Extended Monitor View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Working with the Site tree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Assigning Cameras to View Panes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Setting Up Links . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Removing Links . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Working in Live View Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Assigning and Removing Cameras from View Panes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Setting Up Favorites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Adding a Camera View to Favorites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Organizing Favorites in Folders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
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Live View On-Screen Display (OSD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Customizing the On-Screen Display (OSD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Instant Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Enabling and Disabling Instant Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Adding Instant Recording to OSD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Starting and Stopping Instant Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Listening to Live Audio at the Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Operating the On-Screen PTZ Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Operating the PTZ Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Adjusting the Camera Lens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Adjusting the Camera Zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Using Keyboard Shortcuts to Operate PTZ and Lens Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
PTZ Presets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Programming a Preset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Activating a Preset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Clearing a Preset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
PTZ Patterns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Programming a Pattern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Activating a Pattern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Clearing a Pattern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Accessing Programming Features of Remote Cameras . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Sending Auxiliary Commands to a Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Configuring Preset Tours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Programming a Preset Tour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Activating a Preset Tour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Deactivating a Preset Tour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Using the KBD300A Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
KBD300A Standard Mode Operational Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Working in Playback Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Printing Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Accessing Playback Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Assigning Cameras to View Panels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Playback On-Screen Display (OSD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Playback Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Playback Timeline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Playing Back Video by Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Starting Playback from a Specific Point in Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Understanding Instant Playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Playing Back Video by Event . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Operating Playback Digital Zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Zoom Using the Digital Zoom Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Zoom Using the Mouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Panning a Zoomed Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Working in Search Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Search Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Displaying a Deinterlaced Image in the Search Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Reusing the Search Time Range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Index Video Search . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Thumbnail Video Search . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
POS Search . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Understanding the POS Search View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Searching and Displaying POS Data by Device Name . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Searching by POS Transaction Number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Searching for All Transactions with Exceptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Searching for Transactions That Satisfy Specific Exceptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Searching for Transactions by Line Item . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Searching for Transactions by Action Code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Pixel Video Search . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Searching Video Based on Changes in Screen Pixels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Viewing a Video Thumbnail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
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Working with Special View and Search Methods . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Viewing Video in the Deinterlaced Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Viewing Live and Playback Video Simultaneously . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Exporting Video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Exporting Bookmarked Video Regions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Creating Bookmarks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Clearing Bookmarks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Bookmarking and Exporting Multiple Channels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Inserting and Removing a USB Flash Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Installing a USB Flash Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Removing a USB Flash Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Enabling the Deinterlacing Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Mapping and Disconnecting a Network Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Mapping a Network Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Disconnecting a Network Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Performing the Export . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Starting an Export Process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Changing a Bookmarked Time Range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Assigning a Custom Export Video File Name . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Selecting the Export Format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Exporting a Sequence of Still Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Finalizing an Export Process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Stopping an Export While in Process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Working with DX8100 backed up Video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Logs and Health Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Viewing Logs from the Application Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Viewing System Health Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
Working with System Health Status View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
Working with System Health Log View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Setting Up the DX8100 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Accessing the Setup Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Understanding the Setup Dialog Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
Camera Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
Basic Camera Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
Motion Detection Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
Audio Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
Configuring Video Loss Detection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
Applying Settings to All Cameras . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
IP Camera Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
Configuring the DX8100 to Record IP Camera Video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
Understanding the DX8100 Resource Meter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
Configuring Analog and IP Cameras for Optimal Hybrid Video Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
Link Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
Configuring Basic Relay and Alarm Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
Linking Relay Outputs to External Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
Linking Cameras to Record in Response to External Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
Linking PTZ Presets and Patterns to External Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
Schedule Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
Accessing the Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
Setting Up the Camera Recording Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
Creating Yearly Recording Schedules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
Creating Monthly or Multiple-Day Recording Schedules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
Editing Schedules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
Working with Custom Camera Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
Configuring the Frame Rate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
Setting Up Advanced Relay Output . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163
Setting Up Network Properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
Configuring the DX8100 for Network Access . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
Setting Up TCP/IP and Bandwidth Throttle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170
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Working with Multicasting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170
Accessing Network Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171
Setting Up DNS/WINS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172
Working with Time Synchronization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172
Setting Up Port and Device Communication Properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177
Understanding the Port/Device Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177
Setting Up ATM/POS Device Communication Ports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179
Setting UP ATM/POS Device Properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180
Setting Up the KBD300A Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198
Installing or Updating Device Protocols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200
Data Backup Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201
Accessing the Backup Configuration Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 202
Adding a Backup Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 202
Editing an Existing Backup Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204
Deleting an Existing Backup Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205
Initiating an Instant Backup Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205
Mapping a Network Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 206
Disconnecting from a Network Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 206
Selecting a Backup Media Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 207
Viewing Backed Up Video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 207
User Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208
Accessing the User Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208
Built-in User Accounts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 209
Definition of User Access Levels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 210
Definition of Camera Security Access . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 210
Modifying User Access Rights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211
Adding New Users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211
Modifying User Properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212
Changing User Passwords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 213
Changing a User’s Group Affiliation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 213
Deleting Existing Users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 213
Setting Login Timeout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 213
Assigning Automatic Login Permission to a User . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 214
Site Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 214
Adding a Remote Site . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 214
Finding Active Remote Cameras . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217
Activating Remote Sites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217
Modifying a Remote Site . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218
System Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218
Accessing the System Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 219
Working with the Export Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 219
Working with the Import Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 220
Using System Logs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 222
Selecting the Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 224
Setting the System Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 224
Selecting the Video Format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226
Working with Ctrl+Alt+Del Function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226
Setting Up Auto Reboot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 227
Specifying the Data Retention Time Limit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 227
Working with Online Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 228
External Monitor Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 228
Accessing the External Monitor Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 228
Setting Up Camera Mapping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 229
Configuring Display Override . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 235
Using the External Monitor Option . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 235
Emergency Notification Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 235
Accessing the Emergency Agent Notification Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 235
Adding Client Emergency Agents to be Notified . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 236
Changing Client Emergency Agent Properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 236
Deleting Clients from the Notification List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 237
Linking Cameras to Client Emergency Agents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 237
Setting Server Event Transmission Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 237
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Emergency E-Mail Notification Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 238
Accessing the Emergency E-mail Notification Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 238
Configuring Emergency E-mail Notification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 238
Setting Up the Time Period . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 241
Setting Up E-Mail Notification Groups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 243
Sending E-mail Notifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 248
Administering and Maintaining the DX8100 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 250
Updating the DX8100 Server and Client Applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 250
Updating DX8100 Configuration File . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 251
Recovering a Password . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 252
Performing Periodic Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 252
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List of Illustrations
1 Front Panel and Power Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
2 Export Video Dialog Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
3 DX8100 HVR Main Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
4 View Panes and Panel for 4-Division Display. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
5 Example of Single, 4, 9, and 16 Division View Panels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
6 View Panel Identifier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
7 Channel Mapping for Extended Monitor Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
8 Assigning a Camera to a Pane . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
9 Displaying the Extended Monitor Division Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
10 Site Tree Parts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
11 Favorites Menu List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
12 Organize Favorites Dialog Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
13 Organize Favorites Dialog Box and List of Favorites/Folders. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
14 Move to Folders Dialog Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
15 Live View OSD Pane . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
16 HVR OSD Menu Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
17 Activating Instant Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
18 On-Screen PTZ Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
19 On-Screen PTZ Movement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
20 PTZ Keypad with Camera Lens Controls. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
21 Mouse Wheel Zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
22 Creating a Preset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
23 Programming a Preset. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
24 Activating a Preset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
25 Clearing a Preset. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
26 Programming a Pattern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
27 Activating a Pattern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
28 Clearing a Pattern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
29 PTZ OSD Menu Control. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
30 PTZ Control Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
31 Camera Setup Menu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
32 Auxiliary (Aux) Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
33 Preset Tour Dialog Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
34 Adding Preset to Tour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
35 Deleting Preset from Tour. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
36 Activating a Preset Tour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
37 Playback OSD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
38 Playback Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
39 Playback Speed and Volume Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
40 Playback Timeline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
41 Date Selection Drop-Down Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
42 Event Type Drop-down Box. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
43 Playback Digital Zoom Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
44 Zoom In Using Mouse. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
45 Zoom Out Using Mouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
46 Panning Zoomed Video with the Mouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
47 DX8100 HVR Search Mode Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
48 DX8100 HVR Index Search Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
49 DX8100 HVR Thumbnail Search Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
50 POS Search View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
51 POS Transaction Search by Device Name . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
52 Display a POS Transaction Search by Device Name . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
53 Searching an POS Event by Transaction Number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
54 Searching for Transaction with Exception Only Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
55 Transactions that Satisfy Specific Exception Filters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
56 Transactions that Contain a Unique Line Item . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
57 Searching Transactions by Action Code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
58 Pixel Search Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
59 Thumbnail Images Marking Pixel Changes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
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60 Setting a Starting Bookmark. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
61 Removing a Single Bookmark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
62 Book Marking Multiple Time Regions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
63 Selecting a Time Range for Duplication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
64 Selecting the Export Device and Time Ranges. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
65 Enabling the Deinterlacing Filter from the Export Video Dialog Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
66 Export Video Dialog Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
67 Exporting Selected Video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
68 Export Time Range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
69 Default File Names . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
70 Renaming Export Time Ranges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
71 Still Image Export Formats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
72 Real Time Versus Non-Real Time Export . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
73 Accessing Log Commands from the Application Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
74 Log View Dialog Box_C2630MB. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
75 Period Start and End Dates. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
76 User ID Log Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
77 System On/Off Log Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
78 System Health View Submenu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
79 System Health Dialog Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
80 System Health Log . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
81 Parts of the DX8100 Setup Dialog Box. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
82 Camera Page. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
83 Low Sensitivity Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
84 High Sensitivity Setting Level. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
85 Adequate Sensitivity Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
86 Camera Motion Detection Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
87 Audio Option Not Installed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
88 AUX Audio Settings Dialog Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
89 Video Loss Detection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
90 DX8100 Scan Utility Results. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
91 Manually Entering IP Camera Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
92 Manually Entering IP Camera Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
93 Automated Assignment of an IP Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
94 Entering the User Name, Password, and Stream. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
95 Pelco IP110 General Tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
96 Viewing IP Camera Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
97 DX8100 System Resources Warning Dialog Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
98 DX8100 Resource Meter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
99 DX8100 System Resources Warning Dialog Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
100 Disabling an IP Camera. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
101 IP Camera Status: Disabled . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
102 IP Camera Not Registered Dialog. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
103 IP Camera in Site Tree and Status: Disabled . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
104 Relay and Alarm Settings Page: Relay Settings Section . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
105 Relay and Alarm Settings Page: Alarm Settings Section. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
106 Event-Relay Link Settings: Motion Detection Link Settings Section . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
107 Event-Relay Link Settings: Alarm Link Settings Section . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
108 Event-Relay Link Settings: ATM/POS Link Settings Section . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
109 Event-Relay Link Settings: Video-Loss Link Settings Section . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
110 Event-Relay Link Settings: Video-Loss Link Settings Section . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
111 Event-Recording Link Settings: Alarm Record Link Settings Section. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
112 Event-Recording Link Settings: ATM/POS Record Link Settings Section . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
113 Event-Recording Link Settings: Video-Loss Record Link Settings Section. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
114 Event-PTZ Link Settings: Linking Presets and Patterns to Motion Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
115 Event-PTZ Link Settings: Linking Presets and Patterns to Alarm Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
116 Event-PTZ Link Settings: Linking Presets and Patterns to ATM/POS Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
117 Event-PTZ Link Settings: Linking Presets and Patterns to Video Loss Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
118 Schedule Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
119 Filling In Recording Blocks in a Schedule Grid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
120 Clearing Recording Times for a Specific Record Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
121 Clearing Recording Times for All Record Modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
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122 Year View Calendar Shortcut Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
123 Month View Page: Multi-Day Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
124 Month View Page: Single-Day Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
125 Month View Calendar Shortcut Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
126 Month View Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
127 Month View Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
128 Custom Camera Settings Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
129 Examples of Custom Camera Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
130 Frame Rate Configuration Dialog Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
131 Frame Rate Configuration Screen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
132 Setting Up DX8100 for Maximum IPS Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161
133 Frame Rate Configuration Screen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162
134 Maximum Rate and Resolution Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162
135 Example of Frame Rate Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163
136 Linking Relays to Motion Detection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164
137 Linking Relays to Alarms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165
138 Linking Relays to ATM/POS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166
139 Linking Relays to Video Loss . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
140 Network Setup Page. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169
141 NTP Server List Dialog Box. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173
142 Add / Edit NTP Server Dialog Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173
143 Editing an NTP Time Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
144 Port/Device Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177
145 Multi Mode Communication Port Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181
146 Default Data Format List Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182
147 Modified ER-650 Data Format Dialog Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182
148 Data Format List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183
149 Assigning the Data Format ATM/POS Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184
150 Event-Recording Link Settings Page. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185
151 Schedule Setup Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 186
152 Data Format Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187
153 Assigning a Data Format to an ATM/POS Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191
154 Advanced Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193
155 Exceptions Dialog Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194
156 Assigning an Exception to an ATM/POS Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 196
157 Verifying the ATM/POS Communication Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197
158 Recording ATM/POS Transaction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198
159 Backup Configuration Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201
160 Add Backup Schedule Dialog Box. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203
161 Editing an Existing Backup Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204
162 Instant Record Backup Now Dialog Box. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 206
163 User Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208
164 Add New User Dialog Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212
165 Adding a Site with a Static IP Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 215
166 Adding a Site with a Dynamic IP Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 216
167 Finalizing Site Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217
168 Exporting HVR Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 220
169 Import DX8100 Server Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 221
170 Log View Dialog Box. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 222
171 Window Log Viewer Dialog Box. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 223
172 System Setup Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 225
173 Data Retention Time Limit Entered Manually . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 227
174 External Monitor: Automatic Mapping. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 229
175 External Monitor: Manual Mapping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 231
176 Loading a Mapping Sequence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 232
177 Modify a Mapping Sequence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 233
178 Delete a Mapping Sequence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 234
179 Basic E-mail Notification Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 239
180 E-Mail Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 240
181 Add User to E-mail Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 245
182 Remove User from E-mail Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 246
183 Modify Member Attributes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 247
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184 Sending E-mails to Individuals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 248
185 Sending E-mails to Groups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 249
186 Software Upgrade Server Console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 250
187 Software Upgrade Server Console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 251
188 Password Recovery Dialog Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 252
189 Removing the Filter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 253
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List of Tables
A Parts of the DX8100 Application Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
B File Menu Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
C Edit Menu Commands. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
D View Menu Commands. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
E Export Menu Commands. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
F Favorite Menu Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
G DX8100 Help Menu Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
H DX8100 Toolbar Buttons. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
I Operating Modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
J View Panes Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
K How View Panels are Organized . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
L View Panes and Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
M Site Tree Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
N Parts of the Live View OSD Pane . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
O Recording Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
P Standard Keyboard Functions for Controlling PTZ and Lens Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Q Parts of the PTZ OSD Menu Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
R KB300A Standard Operational Mode Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
S KBD300A Shift Key Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
T Parts of the Playback Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
U Parts of the Playback Speed and Volume Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
V Parts of the Playback Timeline Control. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
W Parts of the Digital Zoom Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
X Parts of the DX8100 Window in Search Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Y Parts of the POS Search View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Z Bookmark Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
AA Available Backup Space . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
AB Export Formats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
AC Parts of the DX8100 Setup Dialog Box. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
AD DX8100 Resource Meter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
AE Parts of the Schedule Page. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
AF Record Modes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
AG Camera Settings for the Supported Recording Modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
AH Resolution Values . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
AI DX8100 Server Maximum IPS Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160
AJ DX8100 Camera Grouping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160
AK Frame Rate Capacity. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163
AL Motion-Activated Relay Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164
AM Alarm-Activated Relay Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165
AN ATM/POS-Activated Relay Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166
AO Video Loss-Activated Relay Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
AP TCP/IP Ports Used by the DX8100 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170
AQ DX8100 Multicast Requirements and Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171
AR Parts of the Port Device Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178
AS DX8100 Ports and Serial Data Communication Standards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178
AT COM1 Port Properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179
AU Parts of the Data Format Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188
AV Transaction Start and End Parameters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188
AW Action Codes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192
AX ATM/POS Exception Modifiers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195
AY KB300A Standard Operational Mode Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199
AZ KBD300A Shift Key Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200
BA Parts of the Backup Schedule Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 202
BB Parts of the User Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 209
BC Default User Group Access Rights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 210
BD Default Camera Security Levels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 210
BE DX8100 Activities and Windows OS Log Files. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 222
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Server Operation/Configuration
You are reading DX8100 Series hybrid video recorder (HVR) version 2.0 documentation. The information in this manual describes how to configure
and use the DX8100 system in your security application.
For a brief description of the DX8100 server and client applications, refer to Welcome to the DX8100 Series HVR.
Welcome to the DX8100 Series HVR
The DX8100 Series HVR features IP camera recording, external JBOD (just a bunch of disks) storage, remote client connectivity to as many as
200 HVR/DVR servers, dual monitor display, multimode recording for up to 16 ATM/POS devices or single mode recording for up to 4 ATM/POS
devices, system health status and configuration, multi-event recording, continuous motion detection, alarm, and scheduled recording. The
DX8100 is a high-performance, computer-based, easy-to-operate HVR and client application system. Models range from an 8-channel, single
250 GB hard disk drive (HDD) unit to a 32-channel unit with up to 6 TB of internal storage. An external JBOD unit adds as much as 6 TB,
increasing DX8100 storage capacity up to 12 TB.
DX8100 software runs on two platforms:
The DX8100 HVR server software runs on the DX8100 Series HVR.
The DX8100 Client Application software runs on a personal computer and allows you to log on and operate the DX8100 HVR server system
from your local computer.
Fully implemented networking capabilities allow remote administration, playback, and export using the accompanying client application. Live
viewing is supported on a variety of client platforms, including Internet browsers and pocket PC-compatible hand-held devices. Versatile
high-speed search operations include time and date, event list, thumbnail, and intelligent pixel searching. Extensive scheduling features allow
customizing of weekday, weekend, and special event recording.
The DX8100 provides a graphical user interface (GUI), allowing you quick and efficient access to all setup and operations functions. Scheduled or
manual backup can be performed using a number of optical, external, and mapped network drive options.
An online Help system allows you quick access to information about how to configure and operate the DX8100 server and DX8100 client
application.
The DX8100 also supports the following computer-based applications:
DX8100 Client Emergency Agent
DX8100 Viewer on page 13
DX8100 Mobile Client on page 13
DX8100 Web Client on page 14
DX8100 CLIENT EMERGENCY AGENT
The DX8100 Client Emergency Agent works with networked DX8000 Series HVRs to alert users when one or more particular channels detect a
motion and/or alarm event. The Emergency Agent runs on a networked client computer.
DX8100 VIEWER
The DX8100 Viewer is capable of playing back a variety of video, still image, and audio media formats. It is designed to recognize and verify the
digital watermark that is embedded in DX8000 Series HVR native video. Watermarking is used to authenticate the originality of a video file and
to alert users of possible image tampering. The viewer application runs automatically each time a CD or DVD created by the DX8100’s export
feature is inserted into a Windows®-based computer. The software can also be installed on a computer and opened independently when
necessary.
DX8100 MOBILE CLIENT
The DX8100 Mobile Client allows you to view live video remotely from multiple cameras and sites. Networking capabilities include local
connection using wire-bound or wireless local area network (LAN) technologies or remote connection using the Internet. The DX8100 Mobile
Client software runs on a standard pocket PC-based personal digital assistant (PDA), and it can display a single channel of real-time video from
any camera attached to any DX8100 HVR on the network. Features include hierarchical organization of multiple sites, built-in security through
password protection, and an adjustable viewing area, including full-screen view.
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DX8100 WEB CLIENT
The DX8100 Web Client allows you to view live video and operate pan, tilt, and zoom (PTZ) features of cameras attached to DX8100 HVRs. Using
a standard Web browser, you can remotely monitor up to 16 cameras from up to five DX8100 HVR servers simultaneously. Each DX8100 HVR can
support up to 100 Web clients either internally within an organization or externally through the Internet.
DX8100 FEATURES
The DX8100 version 2.0 release includes new features: IP camera recording, external JBOD, and remote client connection to as many as 200
DX8100 servers. Refer to the following list for additional features.
*Pre-alarm time estimate is based on 16-channel recording at a resolution of 320 x 240 (CIF) and a frame rate of 5 ips.
Up to 480/400 images per second (ips) Recording Rate at CIF Local and remote administration, live, search, and playback
viewing
Dynamically adjustable frame rate and image quality for motion,
alarm, and pre-alarm recording
Scheduled backup
Pre- and post- alarm recording up to 60 seconds (up to 15 minutes
with optional 512 mb ram upgrade)*
Export and import system configurations
2 Standard audio channels with live audio over the network Multilevel password and user configuration
8/16/24/32 alarm inputs and 8/16/24 relay outputs Automatic image watermarking
User-definable PTZ presets, patterns, and preset tours Multilingual support (English, French, German, Italian, Polish,
Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish)
Online help Standard DVD-R burner writes to CD-R and DVD-R media
Thumbnail, pixel (smart search), ATM/POS search modes External storage RAID 5 option
Instant playback NTP time server compatible
Network up to five DX8100/DX8000s server Optional KBD300A keyboard support for camera selection and
PTZ control
5 Simultaneous connections per server
Unlimited licenses for remote computer, Web, and handheld client
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Getting Started with DX8100 HVR Software
This section provides information to help you get started using the DX8100 HVR server software. You must install your DX8100 Series HVR before
using this guide. In order for your system to operate properly, you must also perform the following tasks:
Read the Important Security Information for System Administrators manual and configure the DX8100 to ensure maximum DX8100 server
operation security.
Change the default language (if other than English). For more information, refer to Selecting the Language on page 224.
Set the system clock. For more information, refer to Setting the System Time on page 224.
Identify network parameters. For more information, refer to Setting Up Network Properties on page 168.
Add a printer (if you want to print still video images). For more information, refer to Printing Images on page 68.
If the above steps have not been completed, refer to the installation manual supplied with the unit for instructions on installing and configuring
your DX8100.
NOTE: System administrators are recommended to read the Important Security Information for System Administrators manual and configure the
DX8100 to ensure maximum DX8100 server operation security.
This section includes the following topics:
Upgrade Policy
Starting and Shutting Down the DX8100 on page 16
UPGRADE POLICY
Pelco’s representations regarding product features and performance are limited to those made in the specification sheet and installation/
operation manual at the time the product was manufactured. Pelco does not represent or warrant that any upgrades to product hardware or
software will be made available in the future. When possible, Pelco will offer product upgrades to purchasers of its products.
The upgrade policy is described in the following sections:
Software Upgrades
Hardware Upgrades
SOFTWARE UPGRADES
1. All upgrades for Pelco software shall be free to the customer for the duration of the warranty period. This offer does not apply to software
that may be installed in a Pelco product that is licensed from another supplier. All other software, such as operating systems, drivers for
accessory devices, and so forth, shall be governed by the software manufacturer’s upgrade policy, even when said upgrades are necessary
to implement an upgraded version of Pelco software.
2. Whenever possible, software upgrades with detailed instructions shall be provided to the customer through Web site download. Pelco will
not be responsible for loss of data, losses due to down time, or damage to product as a result of a customer attempting to perform an
upgrade.
3. Hard copies on appropriate medium (CD/DVD, ZIP, or floppy disk) shall be sent to the customer at no charge upon request.
4. It shall be the customer’s responsibility to procure necessary hardware to perform upgrades if required (necessary drives, such as CD-R,
DVD-R, or ZIP).
5. Pelco cannot guarantee that all future software versions will be backward compatible with earlier hardware platforms.
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HARDWARE UPGRADES
Pelco provides hardware options for upgrading the DX8100 memory, channel input, analog video output, audio input capacity, and hard disk
storage. For information about DX8100 upgrade options, refer to the DX8100 product specification sheet. Hard disk upgrades are available as
follows:
1. Additional hard drive space cannot be installed in some models. To determine if your model can be upgraded, refer to the DX8100
Installation manual or contact Pelco’s technical support.
2. Hard disk upgrades are available through Pelco at established prices and are subject to the usual 24-hour turnaround for service.
When a larger hard drive is being substituted for a smaller one, the smaller drive will be returned to the customer along with the upgraded unit.
While Pelco will perform all upgrades with the utmost consideration and care, Pelco cannot guarantee that any of the data and/or video stored
on the existing hard drives will not be lost or damaged. Pelco is not responsible for damage or loss of data.
STARTING AND SHUTTING DOWN THE DX8100
This section describes how to start and shut down the DX8100 and includes the following topics:
Starting the DX8100
Shutting Down the DX8100
For information about logging in to the DX8100, refer to Logging In to the DX8100 Application on page 18.
STARTING THE DX8100
To start the DX8100:
1. Once the system is installed, open the front panel of the HVR and press the power switch.
Figure 1. Front Panel and Power Switch
2. Wait while the unit starts (this may take several minutes).
SHUTTING DOWN THE DX8100
You must have Power User or Administrator access to shut down. For information about users’ security levels, refer to Definition of User Access
Levels on page 210.
To shut down:
1. From the DX8100 menu bar, choose File > Exit. The Shut Down dialog box opens.
2. Select Shut down.
3. Click OK.
POWER HDD
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DX8100 DOCUMENTATION
You can print selected technical documentation free, directly from the Internet.
To access technical documentation:
1. Go to www.pelco.com/products/. The Pelco Products Web page is displayed.
2. Scroll to the Control Site Equipment section and click Video Recorders. The HVR Web page is displayed.
3. Scroll to the DX8100 and locate the specific document you want to view or print. You will need Adobe® Acrobat Reader® to open, search,
and/or print the document. (Go to www.adobe.com to download a free copy of Acrobat Reader.)
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Logging In to the DX8100 Application
To access the features of the DX8100 Series HVR, you must log in with a valid user name and password. The DX8100 comes equipped with a
built-in user account named “Guest.” Each time the unit is turned on, the Guest account is automatically activated. In addition to the Guest
account, there are four other user access levels, or groups, that can be configured on the DX8100. The Guest user is granted only limited access
to the system. The other four access levels range from the Administrator group, with the most rights and privileges, to the Restricted group, with
the least rights and privileges.
To operate and configure all but the most basic features of the DX8100, you must be assigned a user account other than Guest. If you have not
been assigned a user account, contact your system administrator before proceeding.
For information about the rights and permissions of the user groups, refer to Definition of User Access Levels on page 210.
NOTE: The Guest user account does not have access to the setup features of the DX8100. Only users with Administrator and Power User
accounts are allowed access to setup functions.
This section includes the following topics:
Local DX8100 Login
Remote DX8100 Login on page 19
LOCAL DX8100 LOGIN
If you are logging into the DX8100 for the first time, refer to the first-time login instructions in the DX8100 Installation manual.
This section includes the following topics:
Logging in to a Local DX8100
Logging Out of the Local DX8100
Exiting to the Windows Operating System
LOGGING IN TO A LOCAL DX8100
You must have a valid user name and password to log in to the DX8100. The user name and password are case sensitive.
To log in with a user name other than Guest:
1. From the DX8100 main menu, go to File > User Log-in. The User Log-in dialog box opens.
2. Enter a valid user name in the User Name field and a valid password in the Password field.
3. Click OK.
LOGGING OUT OF THE LOCAL DX8100
Logging out of the local or a remote HVR does not disconnect you from that system. Logging out will return you to the Guest account.
To disconnect from a remote server, refer to Disconnecting from a Remote Site on page 19.
To log the current user out of the system and return to the Guest account:
Click File > User Log-out.
You can also log out of a local or remote HVR by right-clicking its site name from the Site Tree and then selecting User Log-Out from the
shortcut menu.
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EXITING TO THE WINDOWS OPERATING SYSTEM
You must have DX8100 Administrator user access and a Windows password to exit to the Windows operating system. Refer to Definition of User
Access Levels on page 210 for information about users’ security levels. For information about the Windows default password, refer to the
Important Security Information for System Administrators guide.
To exit the DX8100 application and log into the Windows operating system:
1. From the DX8100 menu bar, choose File > Exit. The Shut down dialog box opens.
2. Click Exit to Windows.
3. Click OK.
The Log On to Windows dialog box opens.
4. Enter the Windows password and then click OK. The system logs you into the Windows operating system.
REMOTE DX8100 LOGIN
You can view live and playback video from up to five DX8100 Series HVRs simultaneously. To access the features of a remote DX8100, a link must
be established between the local and remote HVRs. Refer to Adding a Remote Site on page 214 for instructions on establishing a network
connection with a remote HVR. After establishing an active connection, refer to Logging in to a Remote Site on page 19 for instructions.
This section includes the following topics:
Connecting to a Remote Site
Disconnecting from a Remote Site
Logging in to a Remote Site
Logging Out of a Remote Site
CONNECTING TO A REMOTE SITE
To connect to an active DX8100 server on the network:
1. In the DX8100 main window, right-click the remote site name from the Site Tree. The shortcut menu is displayed.
2. Select Connect from the shortcut menu.
DISCONNECTING FROM A REMOTE SITE
To terminate a connection with a remote DX8100 server:
1. In the DX8100 main window, right-click the remote site name from the Site Tree. The shortcut menu is displayed.
2. Select Disconnect from the shortcut menu.
LOGGING IN TO A REMOTE SITE
After a connection to a remote site has been established, log in with a valid user name and password for that site.
To log in to a remote site:
1. In the DX8100 main window, select a remote DX8100 Series HVR site from the Site Tree.
2. From the DX8100 menu bar, choose File > User Log-in.
You can also log in to a remote site by right-clicking its site name and then selecting User Log-In from the shortcut menu.
3. Enter a user name and password for the remote site.
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LOGGING OUT OF A REMOTE SITE
Logging out of the local or a remote HVR does not disconnect you from that system. Logging out will return you to the Guest account.
To disconnect from a remote server, refer to Disconnecting from a Remote Site on page 19. You can only log out of one server at a time. If you are
logged into multiple servers, you must log out of each server individually. You can also log out of a local or remote HVR by right-clicking its site
name in the Site Tree, and then selecting User Log-out from the shortcut menu.
To log out of a local or remote HVR site:
From the DX8100 menu bar, choose File > User Log-out.
Working with an External JBOD Device
For information about configuring and connecting an external JBOD device to the DX8100, refer to the DX8100 Installation manual.
VERIFYING AVAILABLE JBOD DRIVES
1. Click the Search button . The HVR switches to the Search mode.
2. Click the Export Button . The Export Video dialog box opens (refer to Figure 2).
3. Verify that the JBOD drive is displayed in the Device list.
Figure 2. Export Video Dialog Box
WARNING: The DX8100 includes the external JBOD drives as part of the Pelco database (PDB). If you manually back up video data to the
JBOD device, the backed up data will be overwritten.
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Working with Dual Monitors
DX8100 version 1.2 and later units include a standard dual display card that provides additional viewing of up to 72 video channels
simultaneously.
VGA output: This feature allows you to display video from selected cameras on the extended monitor, while at the same time displaying
video from selected cameras on the primary monitor. The primary monitor remains available for other tasks, such as viewing and controlling
PTZ cameras and monitoring video from cameras displayed on the extended monitor. Up to 36 cameras can be displayed on each monitor.
Video from any connected server can be displayed on the monitors.
Composite output: The dual display card provides a composite video BNC output that allows video to be displayed on a composite
monitor. The monitor can be located up to 1,500 feet (457 meters) away from the server.
NOTE: If you upgraded your DX8100 from version 1.1 to 1.2, the dual display feature is supported; the dual display card is supported for DX8100
version 1.2 and later.
INSTALLING THE DUAL DISPLAY CARD
1. Install the dual display card. For information about installing the card, refer to the DX8100 dual display card Installation manual.
2. Once the display card is installed, refer to Configuring the Dual Display Card.
CONFIGURING THE DUAL DISPLAY CARD
To configure the DX8100 to display video on the extended monitor:
NOTE: After you enable the extended monitor for use with the dual display card, you must restart the DX8100 to enable the overlay feature on
both monitors.
1. From the DX8100 menu bar, choose File > Exit. The “Shut down” dialog box opens.
2. Click “Exit to Windows.”
3. Click OK.
The “Log On to Windows” dialog box opens.
4. Enter the Windows password and then click OK. The system logs you into the operating system.
5. Go to Start > Settings > Control Panel, and then double-click the Display icon. The Display Properties dialog box opens.
6. Click the Settings tab.
7. To enable the extended monitor, do the following:
a. On the Settings tab, click the monitor icon that represents the extended monitor you want to use in addition to your primary monitor.
b. Click “Extend my Windows desktop onto this monitor.”
c. In the “Color quality” area, select Highest (32 bit).
NOTE: If the color mode is set to Medium (16 bit), video will not be displayed on the extended monitor.
d. In the Screen resolution area, set the resolution to match the resolution set for the primary monitor.
e. By default, the extended monitor’s icon is located to the right of the primary monitor’s icon. Do nothing to accept the default location
or left-click and drag the icon to the desired location.
8. Click OK.
9. Restart the DX8100. The Pelco slash screen is displayed on the extended monitor.
For information about mapping channels, refer to Mapping Channels on the Extended Monitor on page 34.
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Understanding the DX8100 Application Window
This section describes the DX8100 application window and its operation. The application window is the central control center where you can
access to the DX8100 features and functions.
View both live and recorded video
Exit to the Windows environment
Access DX8100 setup features
Control camera PTZ functions
Select cameras for viewing and recording
Specify playback date and time
Access playback controls
This section includes the following topics:
Description of the DX8100 Main Window
Switching Between Standard and Extended Panel Views on page 30
Working with the Site tree on page 37
DESCRIPTION OF THE DX8100 MAIN WINDOW
The application window is displayed after the DX8100 starts. The main window provides access to both live and recorded video. The DX8100
displays an hour glass when a task requires a longer time to complete.
This section describes the DX8100 main window and includes the following topics:
DX8100 Menu Bar on page 25
DX8100 Toolbar on page 28
Displaying the DX8100 Window from a Page on page 29
Description of Operating Modes on page 29
Switching Between Standard and Extended Panel Views on page 30
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Figure 3 shows the parts of the DX8100 main window.
Figure 3. DX8100 HVR Main Window
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Table A describes the parts of the DX8100 application window.
Table A. Parts of the DX8100 Application Window
Item Part Description
Title Bar Displays the DX8100 application title.
Menu Bar Provides access to drop-down menus.
Toolbar Provides access to display, setup, export, and search tools.
Site Tree Displays top-down, hierarchical management of DX8100 resources, such as servers, cameras, alarms, and relays.
View Panels Display live and playback video from attached cameras. A view panel consists of view panes.
View pane: A view pane is a division of a view panel. Each view pane contains only a single camera channel.
Up to 36 view panes can fit in a single view panel.
View panel: A view panel is made up of the entire DX8100 viewing area. View panels are divided into
multiple panes. A panel can display from one to 36 individual cameras.
For additional information about view panels and panes, refer to Switching Between Standard and Extended
Panel Views on page 30.
PTZ Control Panel Allows users with access rights to operate camera lens control features and to program PTZ presets, patterns,
auxiliary outputs, and tours. This panel is hidden in the extended view mode. In this case, select the standard
view mode to display the PTZ control panel. For information about how to select view modes, refer to Switching
Between Standard and Extended Panel Views on page 30.
Index View Panel Allows users with access rights to search motion and alarm events within a 24-hour period specified in the
playback timeline. By default, this panel is not displayed.
Playback Timeline Displays a 24-hour timeline marked with color-coded video events. Allows users with Standard User access rights
to select a date and time for playback. This panel is hidden in the extended view mode. In this case, select the
standard view mode to display the playback timeline. For information about how to select view modes, refer to
Switching Between Standard and Extended Panel Views on page 30.
Playback Control
Panel
Provides buttons for users with access rights to control video playback. Includes forward and reverse playback
and still image. It also provides controls for playback speed and volume. This panel is hidden in the extended
view mode. In this case, select the standard view mode to display the playback timeline control panel. For
information about how to select view modes, refer to Switching Between Standard and Extended Panel Views
on page 30.
PTZ OSD Menu or
Digital Zoom
Control
This control provides two functions depending on whether the DX8100 is operating in Live view or playback
mode:
Live view mode: Provides whether the DX8100 is operating in Live view or playback mode: users with
access rights to operate PTZ OSD features. For information about using the PTZ OSD menu controls, refer to
Using the PTZ OSD Menu Control on page 58.This panel is hidden in the extended view mode. In this case,
select the standard view mode to display the playback zoom control. For information about how to select view
modes, refer to Switching Between Standard and Extended Panel Views on page 30.
Playback mode: Provides users with access rights to operate digital zoom features. This panel is hidden in
the extended view mode. In this case, select the standard view mode to display the playback zoom control. For
information about how to select view modes, refer to Switching Between Standard and Extended Panel
Views on page 30.
Status Bar Displays the current date and time, recorder processing status, disk status indicator, user name (of the current
logged in user), and total amount of recorded video.
NOTE: As the storage array of the DX8100 fills beyond its capacity, video is deleted in a first-in, first-out (FIFO)
fashion. The disk status indicator on the status bar shows the amount of disk space used by recorded video. The
red indicator marks the current recording position of the disk array, blue indicators mark parts of the array that are
storing previously recorded video, and clear indicates that no video has been recorded in that area of the array.
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DX8100 MENU BAR
This section describes the DX8100 menu bar commands and includes the following topics:
File Menu on page 25
Edit Menu on page 25
View Menu on page 26
Export Menu on page 27
Favorite Menu on page 27
Help Menu on page 28
File Menu
Table B describes the DX8100 File menu commands.
Edit Menu
Table C describes the DX8100 Edit menu commands.
Table B. File Menu Commands
Command Description
User Log-in Opens the User Log-In dialog box for entering the user name and password to log in to the DX8100.
User Log-out Immediately logs the current user out of the DX8100. The system returns to the default mode.
Software Upgrade Opens the Select Upgrade Package dialog box for selecting the source from which to access files to upgrade
the DX8100 software. This command is available only when you log in to the DX81000 as Administrator.
Password Recovery Opens the Password Recovery dialog box for entering the password provided by Pelco Product Support. For
more information, refer to Recovering a Password on page 252. For information about recovering a
password, contact Pelco Product Support include contact information or a link to the contact information
elsewhere in the document.
Unplug/Eject Hardware Opens the Unplug or Eject Hardware dialog box for a specific device.
Multiple Configuration Upload Opens the Multi-configuration Upload dialog, displaying a list of DX8100 sites and groups. Use this dialog
box to select specific DX8100 sites, to configure the file to upload to those sites, and to initiate the upload
process.
Exit Opens the Shut down dialog box for selecting one of the following actions (requires a specific level of user
permission):
Shut down: Shuts down the DX8100 machine. You must have Power User or Administrator access to
shut down the DX8100 machine. For more information, refer to Shutting Down the DX8100 on page 16.
Restart: Restarts the DX8100 application. You must have Administrator or Power user access to restart
the DX8100 application. For more information, refer to User Setup on page 208.
Exit to Windows mode: You must have Administrator user access to exit the DX8100 application to the
Windows operating system. For more information, refer to Exiting to the Windows Operating System on
page 19.
Table C. Edit Menu Commands
Command Description
Export Setup Opens the DX8100 Setup File Export dialog box for exporting the DX8100 system configuration settings to a specific
file name and location. The Export feature also allows you to export the DX8100 settings to a specified location for
later retrieval. For more information, refer to Using the Edit Menu to Perform an Export on page 220.
Import Setup Opens the DX8100 Setup File Import dialog box for importing a DX8100 system configuration file. For more information,
refer to Using the Edit Menu to Perform an Export on page 220.
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View Menu
Table D describes the DX8100 View menu commands.
Table D. View Menu Commands (1 of 2)
Command Description
OSD Opens a submenu with the following choices:
Site name: A global setting that, when selected, displays a site’s name in the respective view pane.
Camera name: A global setting that, when selected, displays a camera’s name in the respective view pane.
Video recording: A global setting that, when selected, displays an icon in the upper right corner of the pane, and
enables video recording for the cameras assigned to a view pane.
Audio recording: A global setting that, when selected, enables audio recording for the cameras assigned to a
view pane. The DX8100 compresses audio data to save space. In this case, recorded audio may not be of the
same quality as live audio.
PTZ: A global setting that, when selected, displays PTZ (if active) for the cameras assigned to a view pane.
Instant recording: A global setting that, when selected, displays the instant recording icon for the cameras
assigned to a view pane.
POS: A global setting that, when selected, displays POS (if active) for the cameras assigned to a view pane.
Select all: Selects all of the OSD options.
Background color: Opens a submenu with the following choices:
Set color: Opens the Colors palette for selecting or creating a background color.
Disable background: Disables a background color from being shown.
Log Opens a submenu with the following choices:
System On/Off
System failure
•Export
•Backup
Network connection
Login ID list with time
Video loss
Resolution Opens a submenu with the following choices:
1024 x 768
1280 x 1024
Cycle Views Setup Opens a submenu with the following choices:
Dwell time change: Opens a submenu with the following choices for assigning permission to a user group,
allowing the selected user group to change the dwell time:
Restricted User Group
Standard User Group
Power User Group
Dwell time: Opens a submenu of dwell times with the following choices:
–2 Sec.
–5 Sec.
–10 Sec.
–30 Sec.
–60 Sec.
Extended View Enlarges the video image displayed in the view pane.
Index View Opens the Event Index pane.
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Export Menu
Table E describes the DX8100 Export menu commands.
Favorite Menu
Table F describes the DX8100 Menu commands.
System Health View Opens a submenu with the following choices:
•Status View
•Log View
Display Deinterlaced
Image
Selects the deinterlace mode for enhancing the display of video images.
Table E. Export Menu Commands
Command Description
Interrupt Export Immediately concludes an export process. If the Interrupt Export command is executed before the scheduled
backup time, the system will save the backed up data until the time the Interrupt Export command is executed.
Cancel Export Immediately cancels the export process and no backed data is retained.
Table F. Favorite Menu Commands
Command Description
Add to Favorites Opens the Add to Favorites dialog box, where you can create and store a favorite to a specified folder.
Organize Favorites Opens the Organize Favorites dialog box, where you can do the following:
Create a new folder.
Rename the folders.
Move favorites to a specific folder.
Delete a favorite or favorite folder.
Table D. View Menu Commands (2 of 2)
Command Description
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Help Menu
Table G describes the DX8100 Help menu commands.
DX8100 TOOLBAR
This section describes the DX8100 toolbar. Table H describes the DX8100 toolbar buttons.
Table G. DX8100 Help Menu Commands
Command Description
DX8100 Help Opens the DX8100 Help system.
About Provides model and version information for the DX8100 application.
Table H. DX8100 Toolbar Buttons (1 of 2)
Button Name Description
Live Enters the display mode and opens the DX8100 main window, where live and playback video is
displayed:
Live mode: Allows all users to view live video.
Playback mode: Allows users with playback access rights (Standard User by default) and higher
to play back recorded video.
Search Enters the search mode and opens the Search window, providing access to search features. Users with
Standard User access and higher are allowed to search video data using specific criteria.
Setup Enters the setup mode and opens the Setup dialog box to the Camera page (default view), and allows
access to the other pages. Users with Power User access and higher are allowed to set up the features
and options for the HVR.
Export Enters the export mode, where you configure the export options and parameters.
Print Enters the print mode, where you print the selected video image.
Single Division Displays one camera.
4 Division Displays four cameras simultaneously (quad display).
9 Division Displays nine cameras simultaneously.
16 Division Displays 16 cameras simultaneously.
25 Division Displays 25 images. Each HVR accommodates up to 32 cameras. You can display images from the local
and remote DX8100 HVRs. Use the expansion unit to increase DX8108 from 8 to 24 camera inputs or
the DX8116 from 16 to 32 camera inputs.
36 Division Displays 36 images. Each HVR accommodates up to 32 cameras. You can display images from the local
and remote DX8100 HVRs.
6, 10, 13 Division Displays images as follows:
6 Division (1+5): One larger and five smaller images
10 Division (2+8): Two larger and eight smaller images
13 Division (1+12): One larger and 12 smaller images
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DISPLAYING THE DX8100 WINDOW FROM A PAGE
To display the DX8100 main window from a Setup dialog page:
On the DX8100 toolbar, click the Live button .
DESCRIPTION OF OPERATING MODES
The DX8100 Series HVR has four primary operating modes: Live, Playback, Search, and Setup. Each operating mode is accessed by clicking its
corresponding button on the toolbar.
Table I describes the DX8100 operating modes.
DISPLAYING VIDEO IN FULL SCREEN VIEW
The DX8100 allows full screen viewing of video data in the live, playback, and index search mode, providing more screen area to display video.
Displaying Live Video in Full Screen View
To display live video in full window view:
1. Select the live video mode. For information about working in the playback mode, refer to Working in Live View Mode on page 42.
2. Select a window division.
3. On the DX8100 toolbar, click the Full Screen button . Live video is displayed in full screen view.
To display the DX8100 main window from the full screen view:
Right click in the DX8100 window.
Cycle Views Turns window cycling on and off. Automatically cycles through each view panel ensuring all cameras
get displayed. Group permission to change the dwell time is assigned by the Administrator to the
following groups: Restricted User Group, Standard User Group, and Power User Group. For information
about cycle views setup, refer to Automatically Cycling Through View Panels on page 33.
Full Screen Selects a full screen view. The application window is expanded to occupy the entire monitor screen.
Click the right mouse button to exit full-screen view. The full screen view is not available in the
Thumbnail, POS, and Pixel search mode.
External Monitor Opens the external monitor drop-down menu. For more information, refer to External Monitor Setup on
page 228.
Table I. Operating Modes
Icon Mode Description
Live Enters the display mode and opens the DX8100 main window, where live and playback video is displayed:
Live mode: Allows all users to view live video.
Playback mode: Allows users with playback access rights to play back recorded video.
Search Enters the search mode and opens the Search window, providing access to search features. Allows users with playback
access rights to search video data using specific criteria.
Setup Enters the setup mode and opens the Setup dialog box to the Camera setup page (default view), and allows access to the
other setup pages. Users with Power User access and higher are allowed to set up the features and options for the HVR.
Table H. DX8100 Toolbar Buttons (2 of 2)
Button Name Description
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Displaying Playback Video in Full Screen View
To display playback video in full screen view:
1. Select the playback mode. For information about working in the playback mode, refer to Working in Playback Mode on page 68.
2. Select a window division.
3. On the DX8100 toolbar, click the Full Screen button . Playback video is displayed in full screen view.
To display the DX8100 main window from the full screen view:
Right click in the DX8100 window.
Displaying Index Search Video in Full Screen View
To display index search video in full screen view:
1. Select the index search mode. For information about working in the index search mode, refer to Working in Playback Mode on page 68.
2. Click the Reverse playback button to begin viewing video.
3. On the DX8100 toolbar, click the Full Screen button . Index search video is displayed in full screen view.
To display the DX8100 main window from the full screen view:
Right click in the DX8100 window.
SWITCHING BETWEEN STANDARD AND EXTENDED PANEL VIEWS
The DX8100 features a viewing area that can be expanded to fill a larger portion of the main window. Extended view expands the viewable panel
containing camera panes but hides the timeline, PTZ, digital zoom, and playback controls. To use the timeline, PTZ, digital zoom, and playback
controls, you must take the DX8100 out of extended view.
To switch back and forth between standard and extended view:
From the DX8100 menu bar, choose View > Extended View.
UNDERSTANDING VIEW PANES AND PANELS
This section describes the DX8100 viewing area. The viewing area is organized into panes and panels, much like a window contains panes.
Video from each camera is displayed in its own viewing pane.
This section includes the following topics:
Working with View Panes and Panels
Configuring View Panels on page 31
Navigating View Panels on page 31
WORKING WITH VIEW PANES AND PANELS
The DX8100 displays video from each camera in its own viewing pane.
View pane: A view pane is a division of a view panel. Each view pane contains only a single camera channel. Up to 36 view panes can fit
in a single view panel.
View panel: A view panel is made up of the entire DX8100 viewing area. View panels are divided into multiple panes. Each panel can
display from one to 36 individual cameras.
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Figure 4 shows how the DX8100 viewing area is structured.
Figure 4. View Panes and Panel for 4-Division Display
Table J describes the view pane and panel as shown in Figure 4.
CONFIGURING VIEW PANELS
The DX8100 can display up to 36 cameras simultaneously in a single panel.
To select a view panel division:
1. On the DX8100 toolbar, click the Live button .
2. On the DX8100 toolbar, click a view panel division button.
For information about the view division buttons, refer to DX8100 Toolbar on page 28.
NAVIGATING VIEW PANELS
This section describes how to move between the DX8100 view panes and panels. This section includes the following topics:
Navigating Between View Panels on page 32
Expanding and Collapsing View Panes on page 33
Manually Cycling Through Hidden View Panels on page 33
Automatically Cycling Through View Panels on page 33
Table J. View Panes Panel
Item Description
Shows a view pane for a four division display.
Shows the view panel, which contains view panes.
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Navigating Between View Panels
The DX8100 allows you to monitor up to 36 channels: each channel is assigned to one pane within the view panel. If the 36-division display
format is selected, all 36 panes occupy one panel. However, for single, 4-division, 9-division, 16-division, and 25-division display formats, the
DX8100 displays the panes in multiple panels. In this case, to view all of the panes, you must cycle through multiple panels to display hidden
panels.
Channel: As pertains to video, one DX8100 camera port (input). The term channel is sometimes used interchangeably with camera.
Camera: One external video device, such as a Spectra III, that provides input video to the DX8100 HVR.
For example, if you select the single-division display format, one channel (video pane) fills the entire panel.
The pane and panel represent the same amount of viewing area.
In this case, there will be an additional 31 hidden panels (one pane equals one panel) through which to cycle.
Similarly, if you select the 4-division display format:
Four panes (one camera/channel per pane) are displayed in the panel.
In this case, 7 hidden panels (four cameras/channels per panel, or 4 x 7 = 28 panels), remain to be displayed.
Figure 5 shows how the DX8100 cycles through view panels, depending on the display format.
Figure 5. Example of Single, 4, 9, and 16 Division View Panels
Table K describes how the DX8100 view panes and panels are organized.
Table K. How View Panels are Organized
Display Type Grouping Number of
View Panes
Number of
View Panels
Single 1/32 1 32
4 Division 1/8 4 8
9 Division 1/4 9 4
16 Division 1/2 16 2
25 Division 1/2 25 2
36 Division 1/1 36 1
6, 10, 13 Division:
•1+5 Division
•2+8 Division
1+12 Division
1/6
1/4
1/4
6
10
13
6
4
4
17 1819 20
21 22 23 24
25 26 28
29
27
30 32
31
1234
5678
910 12
13
11
14 16
15
32
1
132 31 32
28 29 30
25 26 27
23 24 25
17 18 19
20 21 22
8 9 10
11 12 13
14 15 16
1 2 3
7 8 9
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Pressing one of the view panel division buttons sets the number of visible channels displayed in the panel. Figure 6 shows the view panel
identifier.
Figure 6. View Panel Identifier
Table L describes how the DX8100 view panes and panels shown in Figure 6 are organized.
Expanding and Collapsing View Panes
To expand a view pane to fill the entire panel:
Double-click a view pane.
The view fills the entire view panel.
To collapse a view pane:
Double-click the expanded view pane.
The view pane returns to its default size.
Manually Cycling Through Hidden View Panels
To manually cycle through hidden view panels:
On the DX8100 toolbar, click one of the panel division buttons.
The view sequences through the view panels.
For example, when you repeatedly click a 4 Division display format button , the DX8100 cycles through each of the eight available view
panels.
Automatically Cycling Through View Panels
The DX8100 provides an automatic cycle feature that (when selected) automatically cycles through each view panel, ensuring all cameras get
displayed. Group permission to change the dwell time is assigned by the Administrator to the following groups: Restricted User Group, Standard
User Group, and Power User Group.
This section describes how to configure the DX8100 to automatically cycle through camera views and includes the following sections:
Starting an Automatic Cycle View Mode on page 34
Stopping an Automatic Cycle View Sequence on page 34
Selecting User Groups to Set the Cycle View Dwell Time on page 34
Selecting the Cycle View Dwell Time on page 34
Table L. View Panes and Panel
Item Description
Indicates the panel number being viewed.
Indicates the total number of panel pages available.
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Starting an Automatic Cycle View Mode
To start the automatic cycle view mode:
On the DX8100 toolbar, click the Cycle Views button .
The Cycle Views icon turns blue, indicating that the DX8100 is in the automatic cycle view mode. The system will cycle through each panel,
displaying each panel for the configured cycle view dwell time.
Stopping an Automatic Cycle View Sequence
To stop the automatic cycle view mode:
On the DX8100 toolbar, click the Cycle Views button .
The DX8100 stops the automatic cycle view mode.
Selecting User Groups to Set the Cycle View Dwell Time
The DX8100 allows the Administrator to control which user group can change the cycle view dwell time. In this case, anyone that belongs to a
selected user group can change the cycle view dwell time.
To select a user group to have permission to change the cycle view dwell time:
1. On the DX8100 toolbar, click the Live button .
2. From the DX8100 menu bar, choose View > Cycle Views Setup > Dwell time change.
3. From the Dwell time change submenu, choose a user group.
Selecting the Cycle View Dwell Time
To configure the cycle period:
1. On the DX8100 toolbar, click the Live button .
2. From the DX8100 menu bar, choose View > Cycle Views Setup > Dwell time.
3. From the Dwell time submenu, choose a time period.
MAPPING CHANNELS ON THE EXTENDED MONITOR
The DX8100 HVR version 1.2 and later units include a standard dual display card. By default, the DX8100 is set up to display video on the
extended monitor connected to the VGA connector on the dual display card. Alternately, you can configure the dual display card to display video
on a composite monitor connected to the BNC connector on the dual display card. For information about how to reconfigure the dual display card,
refer to the dual display card installation manual.
The dual display card must be installed in the DX8100 and you must be logged on to the DX8100 application for the Channel Mapping icon
to be available.
The DX8100 division buttons allow you to configure multiple extended monitor views. Figure 7 shows the 9-Division view. The DX8100 supports
up to nine different channel mapping views. Selected cameras from the Site Tree can be displayed on the extended monitor and can be assigned
to multiple views. Each view is set up independently; removing a camera from one view does not remove it from another.
To set up channel mapping for the extended monitor (VGA or composite):
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1. On the DX8100 toolbar, click the Channel Mapping button . The setup page opens to the “Channel Mapping for Extended Monitor”
tab. You can also access this page from the Setup dialog box by clicking the Ext. Monitor icon.
Figure 7. Channel Mapping for Extended Monitor Page
2. To assign a camera to a pane, click and drag the camera from the Site Tree onto a pane.
Figure 8. Assigning a Camera to a Pane
3. Repeat step 2 to assign other cameras to the view.
4. To move a camera from one pane to another pane, right-click and drag the camera to the new pane. If the new pane was empty, the N/A
moves from the new pane to the old pane. If a camera was already assigned to the new pane, the two cameras switch places.
5. To remove a camera entirely from a view, right-click the camera and drag it outside of the view area.
6. Click Apply to save the channel mapping.
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VIEWING VIDEO ON THE EXTENDED MONITOR
To display video on the extended monitor:
1. After you have mapped the channels, move the cursor to the extended monitor.
2. Click in the top-middle area of the extended monitor’s display. The division buttons appear.
Figure 9. Displaying the Extended Monitor Division Buttons
3. Click the specific division button for which a view is configured. Video is displayed on the extended monitor.
At the extended monitor, video is only displayed if a view is already configured for the division button you selected. Otherwise, the Pelco
blue logo appears.
4. Click a division button to display a different view.
MODIFYING AN EXTENDED MONITOR VIEW
To modify a display while viewing video on the extended monitor:
1. On the DX8100 toolbar, click the Channel Mapping button .
2. Click the division button for the current view displayed on the extended monitor.
3. Modify the view: add, move, and remove cameras.
4. Click Apply. The change is displayed on the extended monitor.
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WORKING WITH THE SITE TREE
The Site Tree provides access to DX8100 resources, such as cameras, alarm inputs, and relay outputs. Objects can be selected by clicking the left
mouse button once, and then linked by dragging and dropping the icon into a view pane or another Site Tree item. The Site Tree information
reflects the current DX8100 server configuration.
Figure 10 shows the Site Tree.
Figure 10. Site Tree Parts
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Table M describes the Site Tree parts.
This section describes how to work with the Site Tree and includes the following topics:
Assigning Cameras to View Panes on page 39
Setting Up Links on page 39
Removing Links on page 40
Table M. Site Tree Parts
Item Part Description
Name Site: Expands and collapses the DX8100 site. Right-clicking the site name opens a shortcut menu that provides the
following commands:
User Log-In: opens the User Log-In dialog box, where you enter your user name and password to log into the
DX8100 site.
User Log-Out: Logs you out of the DX8100 site.
• Connect
• Disconnect
Camera: Expands and collapses the Camera tree.
Channel information: Displays icons that represent the configuration of the camera:
Recording mode
Recording resolution
Recording frame rate
Recording image quality
Alarm: Expands and collapses the Alarm tree.
ATM/POS: Expands and collapses the ATM/POS tree.
Relay: Expands and collapses the Relay tree. Right-clicking a relay opens a shortcut menu that provides the
following commands:
ON: Allows you to turn on the relay.
OFF: Allows you to turn off the relay.
Remote site: Expands and collapses the remote DX8100 site. Right-clicking the remote site name opens a shortcut
menu that provides the following commands:
User Log-In: Opens the User Log-In dialog box, where you enter your user name and password to log into the
remote DX8100 site.
User Log-Out: Logs you out of the remote DX8100 site.
Connect: Allows you to connect to the remote site.
Disconnect: Allows you to disconnect from the remote site.
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ASSIGNING CAMERAS TO VIEW PANES
The DX8100 provides view panes that are organized into view panels. The DX8100 includes 36 view panels that can display cameras from up to
five connected HVR sites. For information about view panels, refer to Working with View Panes and Panels on page 30.
The DX8100 Series HVR supports triplex operation. Triplex operation means that the DX8100 will continuously record, even while users view
simultaneous live and playback video or modify the system setup.
To assign a single camera to a view pane:
1. On the DX8100 toolbar, click the Live button .
2. In the Site Tree, click the plus sign (+) next to to expand the tree (if necessary).
3. Do one of the following:
To assign a single camera to a view pane, drag the camera from the Site Tree onto a view pane.
To assign all cameras from a single site to the view panes, drag onto a single view pane. (The default arrangement of cameras
is Camera1, Camera2, Camera3; from left to right, top to bottom.)
4. Repeat the process in step 3 for up to 36 cameras and up to five HVR sites.
SETTING UP LINKS
The DX8100 allows you to set up links in various configurations:
You can link multiple alarms and relays to a single camera.
You can link a single alarm or relay to multiple cameras.
You can link alarms and relays to cameras by dragging them onto individual camera view panes.
You can also manually turn a relay on and off from the Site Tree.
This section describes how to set up links and includes the following sections:
Manually Turning On and Off a Relay on page 39
Linking Alarm Inputs to a Camera on page 39
Linking a Relay Output to a Camera on page 40
Linking Relay Outputs to Alarm Inputs on page 40
Manually Turning On and Off a Relay
To manually turn on and off a relay:
1. Right click a relay. The shortcut menu opens.
2. Click ON to turn on the relay; click OFF to turn off the relay.
Linking Alarm Inputs to a Camera
The DX8100 allows you to link alarm inputs to a camera.
You can link multiple alarm inputs to a single camera.
You can also link a single alarm input to multiple cameras.
The DX8100 allows you to link alarms to cameras by dragging them onto individual camera view panes or onto cameras listed in the Site Tree.
To link an alarm input to a camera:
1. On the DX8100 toolbar, click the Live button .
2. In the Site Tree, click the plus sign (+) next to the camera to which you want to link alarms.
3. Click the plus sign (+) next to the to see the list of alarm inputs.
4. Drag an alarm input onto a camera pane or a camera listed in the Site Tree.
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Linking a Relay Output to a Camera
The DX8100 allows you to link relays to a camera.
You can link multiple relays a single camera.
You can also link a single relay to multiple cameras.
The DX8100 allows you to link relays to cameras by dragging them onto individual camera view panes or onto cameras listed in the Site Tree.
To link a relay output to a camera:
1. On the DX8100 toolbar, click the Live button .
2. In the Site Tree, click the plus sign (+) next to the camera to which you want to link relays.
3. Click the plus sign (+) next to to see the list of relay outputs.
4. Drag a relay onto a camera pane or a camera listed in the Site Tree.
Linking Relay Outputs to Alarm Inputs
To link a relay output to an alarm input:
1. On the DX8100 toolbar, click the Live button .
2. In the Site Tree, click the plus sign (+) next to to expand the Alarm tree if needed.
Relays can also be linked to cameras and alarms on the Link settings page. For more information, refer to Configuring Basic Relay and
Alarm Settings on page 132.
3. Click the plus sign (+) next to to expand the Relay tree if needed.
4. Drag a relay output onto an alarm input in the Site Tree.
REMOVING LINKS
This section describes how to remove links and includes the following sections:
Removing a Linked Alarm Input from a Camera on page 40
Removing a Linked Relay Output from a Camera on page 40
Removing a Linked Relay Output from an Alarm Input on page 41
Removing a Linked Alarm Input from a Camera
To remove an alarm link from a camera:
1. On the DX8100 toolbar, click the Live button .
2. In the Site Tree, click the plus sign (+) next to the camera from which you want to remove an alarm input.
3. Left click and drag the alarm outside the Site Tree panel, and then release the mouse button.
4. Repeat the above process for each alarm you want to remove.
Removing a Linked Relay Output from a Camera
To remove a relay link from a camera:
1. On the DX8100 toolbar, click the Live button .
2. In the Site Tree, click the plus sign (+) next to the camera from which you want to remove the relay output.
3. Left click and drag the relay outside the Site Tree panel to the DX8100 toolbar or panel (above or below the Site Tree panel), and then
release the mouse button.
4. Repeat the above process for each relay you want to remove.
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Removing a Linked Relay Output from an Alarm Input
To unlink a relay from an alarm:
1. On the DX8100 toolbar, click the Live button .
2. In the Site Tree, click the plus sign (+) next to the alarm input from which you want to remove the relay output.
3. Left click and drag the relay outside the Site Tree panel, and then release the mouse button.
Repeat the above process for each relay you want to remove.
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Working in Live View Mode
This section describes how to use the DX8100 to view and record live video. All users can view live video from the main window. Users with PTZ
access rights (Standard User by default) and higher can operate the on-screen PTZ controls. Live video can also be displayed in full screen view.
For information about displaying playback video in full screen view, refer to Displaying Live Video in Full Screen View on page 29.
The DX8100 displays live video based on one of the following scenarios:
Capture card displays live video: The capture card is used to display live video on the main VGA monitor. For each channel, live video is
displayed on the VGA monitor at the maximum recording rate. For example, channel 1 is set to 2CIF recording resolution and the actual
record rate is 1 image per second (ips). In this case, live video for channel 1 is displayed at 15 ips. Additionally, the capture card provides a
BNC analog output of the live video image. The analog image is the same as the image displayed on the VGA monitor. The DX8100 External
Monitor option allows you to configure how analog video is displayed on an external monitor connected to the capture card. For information
about the External Monitor feature, refer to External Monitor Setup on page 228.
MUX card displays real-time video: If the DX8100 is equipped with the MUX option, real-time video from the MUX card(s) is displayed
on the main VGA monitor at 30 ips. Real-time video is displayed for all the channels regardless of the recording resolution.
Additionally, the MUX Card provides a BNC analog output of the real-time video image. The analog image is the same as the image
displayed on the VGA monitor. The analog output does not contain any display icons, labels, or text, but video is displayed on the analog
monitor in the same division mode as is displayed on the VGA monitor.
One operational difference is that the MUX stops the display of real-time video if the search mode is active for one channel. In this
case, the capture card(s) are used to display the video.
When installing the MUX card option, ensure that the MUX Card matches the capture card channel capacity as follows:
If an 8-channel capture card is installed, the DX8108-MUX option is required. The DX8124 model HVR has two capture cards installed: an
8-channel and a 16-channel capture card. In this case, the DX8108-MUX and DX8116-MUX option are required.
If a 16-channel capture card is installed, the DX8116-MUX option is required. The DX8132 model HVR has two 16-channel capture cards
installed. In this case, two DX8116-MUX options are required.
To view live video in the DX8100 main window:
On the DX8100 toolbar, click Live.
This section includes the following topics:
Assigning and Removing Cameras from View Panes
Live View On-Screen Display (OSD) on page 46
Customizing the On-Screen Display (OSD) on page 47
ASSIGNING AND REMOVING CAMERAS FROM VIEW PANES
The DX8100 allows you to quickly move cameras to and remove cameras from a view pane.
To assign a camera to the view pane:
1. Drag a camera from the Site Tree onto a view pane.
2. Repeat the process in step 1 for up to 36 cameras and up to five different DX8100 sites.
To remove a camera from a view pane:
Right click in the view pane and drag the camera to the Site Tree pane.
For information about the DX8100 view pane and panels, refer to the following topics:
Working with View Panes and Panels on page 30
Configuring View Panels on page 31
Navigating View Panels on page 31
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SETTING UP FAVORITES
The DX8100 Favorites menu allows you to organize and save camera views. For example, you might want to display camera views that show the
delivery gate entrance for buildings 1, 4, 7, and 12 during the hours of 06:00 to 07:30 and another camera view that displays the front lobby of
buildings 1 through 16 at 08:00.
This section describes the following topics:
Adding a Camera View to Favorites
Organizing Favorites in Folders
ADDING A CAMERA VIEW TO FAVORITES
You can create multiple camera views to monitor various site locations. For example, you could create a folder named Day Shift for displaying
camera views during normal working hours and Night Shift for displaying various camera views after work and during the night hours. For
information about organizing favorites into folders, refer to Organizing Favorites in Folders.
To add a camera view to favorites:
1. From the DX8100 menu bar, click Favorite > Add to Favorites.
The Add to Favorites dialog box opens.
2. Enter the camera view name in the Name box.
3. Click OK. The camera view is added to the favorites, and the Add to Favorites dialog box closes.
4. To view the new entry, from the DX8100 menu bar, click Favorites. The new entry appears in the Favorites list.
Figure 11. Favorites Menu List
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ORGANIZING FAVORITES IN FOLDERS
As your list of favorites grows, you can keep them organized by creating folders. You can organize your camera views by site name, user name,
and so forth. For example, you could create a folder named Day Shift for displaying camera views for the day shift.
Creating a Favorites Folder
To create a favorites folder:
1. From the DX8100 menu bar, click Favorite > Organize Favorites.
The Organize Favorites dialog box opens.
Figure 12. Organize Favorites Dialog Box
2. Click Create Folder. A new folder is added to the favorites area.
3. To name the folder, do one of the following:
a. If the new folder name is already selected, type the name of the folder.
or
b. If the new folder name is not selected:
(1) Click the new folder.
(2) Type the name of the folder.
The new folder is listed in the Favorites area of the Organize Favorites dialog box and in the Favorites menu.
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Moving Existing Favorites to a Folder
To move an existing favorite to a folder:
1. Create a favorites folder (refer to Creating a Favorites Folder on page 44).
2. From the DX8100 menu bar, click Favorite > Organize Favorites.
The Organize Favorites dialog box opens. A list of the current favorites and folders is displayed in the favorites area.
Figure 13. Organize Favorites Dialog Box and List of Favorites/Folders
3. In the favorites area, click a favorite.
4. Click Move to Folder.
The Move to Folder dialog box opens.
Figure 14. Move to Folders Dialog Box
5. Select a destination folder.
6. Click OK.
The favorite is moved under the destination folder.
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LIVE VIEW ON-SCREEN DISPLAY (OSD)
The DX8100’s OSD consists of camera and site information that is superimposed on each view pane. Each display item in the OSD can be
customized for both live and playback viewing.
Figure 15 shows the parts of the Live View OSD pane.
Figure 15. Live View OSD Pane
Table N describes the parts of the Live View OSD pane.
Table N. Parts of the Live View OSD Pane
Item Part Description
PTZ Indicates that the PTZ control is enabled.
Indicates that audio recording is enabled. The DX8100 compresses audio data to save space. In this case,
recorded audio may not be of the same quality as live audio.
REC Indicates camera recording mode and status. A blinking REC indicator signifies event recording.
Green indicates normal recording.
Blue indicates motion recording.
Red indicates alarm recording.
Yellow indicates ATM/POS recording.
Purple indicates video loss recording.
Black on white background indicates instant recording.
Site Designator Lists the number and name of the current site.
Camera Designator Lists the number and name of the current camera.
On-Screen PTZ Control Facilitates mouse control of PTZ functions. Refer to Operating the On-Screen PTZ Controls on page 50.
Instant Recording Starts/stops instant recording if enabled.
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CUSTOMIZING THE ON-SCREEN DISPLAY (OSD)
Users with Guest User access and higher can add and delete on-screen display items.
To customize the on-screen display:
1. From the DX8100 menu bar, choose View > OSD and then select the items you want to add to or delete from the OSD. Items include
•Site Name
Camera Name
Video Recording
Audio Recording
•PTZ
Instant Recording
•POS
Select All (displays all items in each pane)
Background Color
Figure 16. HVR OSD Menu Options
2. Do one of the following:
From the DX8100 menu bar, choose View > OSD > Background Color > Set Color to add a contrasting background field behind each
OSD display item.
From the DX8100 menu bar, choose View > OSD > Background Color > Disable Background to remove background field.
INSTANT RECORDING
This section describes the instant recording mode. Users with Power User access and higher can configure the DX8100 for recording video both
instantly and in accordance with a preset schedule. The Instant Recording mode is enabled from the Schedule page. Instant recording is
activated from the main window by double-clicking the Instant Recording icon.
If the HVR is not in the normal recording mode, you can use the instant recording mode to manually start and stop a video recording session
instantly. For information about adding the Instant Recording icon to the OSD, refer to Adding Instant Recording to OSD on page 48.
This section includes the following topics:
Enabling and Disabling Instant Recording
Adding Instant Recording to OSD on page 48
Starting and Stopping Instant Recording on page 48
ENABLING AND DISABLING INSTANT RECORDING
This section describes how to enable and disable the instant recording mode and includes the following topics:
Enabling Instant Recording
Disabling Instant Recording
For more information about instant recording, refer to Instant Recording on page 47.
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Enabling Instant Recording
To enable the Instant Recording mode:
1. On the DX8100 toolbar, click the Setup button . The Setup dialog box opens to the Camera page.
2. In the Setup dialog box, click the Schedule button .
3. In the Camera Settings Panel, from the Instant Recording drop-down box, select Enable.
Disabling Instant Recording
To disable the Instant Recording mode:
1. On the DX8100 toolbar, click the Setup button . The Setup dialog box opens to the Camera page.
2. In the Setup dialog box, click the Schedule button .
3. In the Camera Settings Panel, from the Instant Recording drop-down box, select Disable.
ADDING INSTANT RECORDING TO OSD
To add the Instant Recording icon to the OSD:
From the DX8100 menu bar, choose View > OSD > Instant Recording.
The Instant Record icon is displayed in the lower-right corner of the view pane.
STARTING AND STOPPING INSTANT RECORDING
The Instant Recording mode must first be enabled from the Schedule page and the Instant Recording icon must be visible in the lower-right
corner of the view pane. For more information about DX8100 instant recording, refer to Instant Recording on page 47. For information about OSD,
refer to Live View On-Screen Display (OSD) on page 46.
Figure 17 shows the Record and Instant Record icons.
Figure 17. Activating Instant Recording
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Table O describes the recording indicators.
This section describes how to start and stop instant recording and includes the following topics:
Starting Instant Recording
Stopping Instant Recording
Starting Instant Recording
To start instant recording:
Double-click the Instant Recording icon located in the lower-right corner of the view pane.
The Instant Recording icon changes from silver to blue, indicating that instant recording is activated.
If video recording is enabled, verify that REC is black and highlighted white. If video recording is not enabled, REC is not displayed or
will show another recording mode color.
Stopping Instant Recording
To deactivate instant recording:
In the view pane, double-click the Instant Recording icon.
The instant recording icon changes from blue to silver, indicating that instant recording is de-activated.
LISTENING TO LIVE AUDIO AT THE SERVER
1. On the DX8100 toolbar, click the Live button .
2. Drag a camera that is configured to record live audio from the Site Tree onto a view pane.
NOTE: Live audio recording is not supported for IP cameras.
3. On the playback control, click the Mute on/off button . The sound feature is enabled.
4. Verify that you can hear live audio from an audio monitoring device connected to the DX8100 server’s audio output.
Table O. Recording Indicators
Item Icon Description
REC Indicates camera recording mode and status. A blinking REC indicator signifies event recording.
Green indicates normal recording.
Blue indicates motion recording.
Red indicates alarm recording.
Yellow indicates ATM/POS recording.
Purple indicates video loss recording.
Black on white background indicates instant recording.
Instant Recording Starts/stops instant recording if enabled. Changes from silver to blue to indicate that instant recording is activated.
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OPERATING THE ON-SCREEN PTZ CONTROLS
Users with PTZ access rights (Standard User by default) and higher can operate PTZ lens functions of cameras that support such features. PTZ
functions can be controlled on the screen in Live mode using the mouse.
PTZ control is available for cameras that support PTZ functions using Pelco’s P, D, or Coaxitron® protocols. It is also available for supported
third-party dome cameras. For more information about configuring PTZ ports, refer to Setting Up COM1 Port Properties on page 179 and Setting
Up RS-422/RS-485 Communication Port Properties on page 180.
In addition, the PTZ option must be enabled and a protocol must be assigned to the camera channel. For more information, refer to Camera Setup
on page 116.
This section describes how to use the PTZ controls and includes the following topics:
Operating the PTZ Controls
Adjusting the Camera Lens on page 51
Adjusting the Camera Lens on page 51
Adjusting the Camera Zoom on page 51
Using Keyboard Shortcuts to Operate PTZ and Lens Functions on page 52
OPERATING THE PTZ CONTROLS
To operate the on-screen PTZ controls:
1. On the DX8100 toolbar, click the Live button .
2. Select a PTZ-enabled camera from the Site Tree.
3. Place the mouse pointer in the middle of the camera’s view pane. The mouse pointer will change to a black cross when on-screen PTZ
control is available.
Figure 18. On-Screen PTZ Control
4. Click and hold the left mouse button, and then drag the mouse pointer in the direction you want to move the camera. The display changes
to an arrow, indicating the direction of the mouse.
Figure 19. On-Screen PTZ Movement
5. Release the mouse button when you have repositioned the camera to the desired location.
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ADJUSTING THE CAMERA LENS
The keypad is hidden in the extended view mode. In this case, select the standard view mode to display the keypad.
To switch between the standard and extended view mode:
From the DX8100 menu bar, choose View > Extended View.
For information about changing view modes, refer to Switching Between Standard and Extended Panel Views on page 30.
To adjust camera lens features:
Click the plus (+) or minus (-) button next to the zoom, focus, and iris function on the keypad.
Figure 20. PTZ Keypad with Camera Lens Controls
ADJUSTING THE CAMERA ZOOM
To adjust camera zoom using the mouse:
Rotate the mouse wheel forward to zoom in and backward to zoom out.
Figure 21 shows how to operate the mouse to zoom in and out. You can also use keyboard shortcuts to operate the lens features of cameras such
as Pelco’s Spectra III. For more information about using keyboard shortcuts, refer to Using Keyboard Shortcuts to Operate PTZ and Lens Functions
on page 52.
Figure 21. Mouse Wheel Zoom
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USING KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS TO OPERATE PTZ AND LENS FUNCTIONS
Users with PTZ access rights (Standard User by default) and higher can use a computer keyboard to operate PTZ and lens functions of cameras
that support such features. PTZ and lens functions can be controlled in Live mode using the keyboard.
Table P describes the keyboard buttons that you use to control PTZ and lens functions.
To use the keyboard (+) and (-) keys to control camera pan/tilt speed:
1. On the DX8100 toolbar, click the Live button .
2. Select a PTZ-enabled camera from the Site Tree.
3. Click the mouse pointer in the camera’s view panel.
4. Press and hold the up/down and left/right arrows to pan/tilt the camera.
5. Press the plus (+) key one or more times to increase the pan/tilt speed. Press the minus (-) key one or more times to decrease the pan/tilt
speed.
Table P. Standard Keyboard Functions for Controlling PTZ and Lens Functions
Key Description
Insert and Delete These keys provide the following functionality:
On-screen display, preset and pattern modes: Insert increases focus and Delete decreases focus,
performing the same actions as the focus control on the PTZ keypad.
Remote camera programming mode: Insert and Delete perform the same actions as the PTZ keypad focus
(+) and (-) buttons, navigating up and down the camera menu choices.
Home and End These keys provide the following functionality:
On-screen display, preset and pattern modes: The Home key opens the iris and the End key closes the
iris, performing the same actions as the PTZ keypad iris (+) and (-) buttons.
Remote camera programming mode: The Home key selects an option from the camera’s on-screen menu.
The End key cancels an option or exit a menu. These keys perform the same actions as the PTZ keypad iris (+)
and (-) buttons.
Page Up and Page Down These keys provide the same functionality in the on-screen display and the preset and pattern modes as the PTZ
keypad zoom (+) and (-) buttons. Page Up zooms in; Page Down zooms out.
Up and Down Arrows These keys provide the following functionality:
On-screen display, preset and pattern modes: The up arrow key raises the camera and the down arrow
key lowers the camera. The keys perform the same actions as the mouse to move the camera.
Remote camera programming mode: The arrow keys navigate up and down the camera menu choices.
The keys perform the same actions as the PTZ keypad focus (+) and (-) buttons.
Left and Right Arrows These keys provide the same actions as the mouse for moving the camera. The left arrow key pans the camera to
the left and the right arrow key pans the camera to the right.
+ and - These keys perform similar actions as using the mouse to change the speed of camera movement. When pressed
once, the plus (+) key increases the camera's pan/tilt speed; when pressed once, the minus (-) key decreases the
pan/tilt speed. Each time the plus (+) key is pressed the pan/tilt speed is increased toward maximum speed; each
time the minus (-) key is pressed, the pan/tilt speed is decreased toward minimum speed.
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PTZ PRESETS
A preset is a user-defined camera position using PTZ and focus commands the (camera’s auto focus option must be turned off). Only cameras that
support positioning and programming using D, P, Coaxitron, or supported third-party protocols can use this feature. The DX8100 Series HVR can
address up to 150 PTZ presets (1-150). Preset 95 is reserved for remote camera setup, and preset 99 is reserved for camera autoscan mode.
The PTZ controls are hidden in the extended view mode. In this case, select the standard view mode to display the PTZ controls.
To switch between the standard and extended view mode:
From the DX8100 menu bar, choose View > Extended View.
For information about changing view modes, refer to Switching Between Standard and Extended Panel Views on page 30.
The following PTZ operating guidelines must be observed:
To program or clear presets, preset tours, and patterns, the button must be engaged.
To activate presets, tours, and patterns, the button must be disengaged.
This section describes how to program, activate, and clear presets and includes the following topics:
Programming a Preset
Activating a Preset on page 54
Clearing a Preset on page 55
PROGRAMMING A PRESET
This section describes how to program a preset. The following PTZ operating guidelines apply:
Clicking the button places DX8100 in PTZ programming mode.
While in PTZ programming mode, multiple presets can be programmed until the button is pressed again.
To program a PTZ preset:
1. On the DX8100 toolbar, click the Live button .
2. Drag a camera from the Site Tree onto a view panel.
3. On the PTZ keypad, click the Set button .
4. Using the on-screen PTZ controls and PTZ keypad, move the camera to the desired position and adjust the zoom setting.
Figure 22. Creating a Preset
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5. Using the PTZ keypad, select a number for the new preset (for example, select 1).
6. Click the Preset button to store the preset in the selected memory location.
7. Repeat steps 4-6 for each preset you want to program.
8. Click the Set button again to exit programming mode.
Figure 23. Programming a Preset
ACTIVATING A PRESET
Double- and triple-digit presets can be set or activated by pressing the first digit and then the second digit sequentially. For example, preset 20
can be selected by clicking the number 2 and then the 0 (zero) on the PTZ keypad.
To activate a preset:
1. On the PTZ keypad, click a preset number (1-150) on the keypad.
2. Click the Preset button to activate preset. The camera repositions to the new preset.
Figure 24. Activating a Preset
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CLEARING A PRESET
To clear a preset:
1. On the PTZ keypad, click the Set button to enter programming mode.
2. Click the number of the preset you want to clear from the PTZ keypad.
3. Click the Clr button .
4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 to clear multiple presets.
5. Click the Set button to exit programming mode.
Figure 25. Clearing a Preset
PTZ PATTERNS
A pattern is a user-defined, viewable camera path with a definite beginning and end. Patterns are made up of a sequence of standard pan, tilt
and lens commands. Patterns are stored in the internal memory of the PTZ device, such as a Spectra® dome, that is connected to the DX8100.
The Spectra III supports one pattern and the Spectra III SE supports up to four unique PTZ patterns. Depending on the type and configuration of
the PTZ device, the DX8100 can address up to four unique PTZ patterns. Once defined, a pattern can be activated with a series of on-screen
commands. A pattern will run continuously until it is deactivated.
Only PTZ-enabled cameras that support pattern programming through D, P, Coaxitron, or supported third-party protocols can use this feature.
The PTZ controls are hidden in the extended view mode. In this case, select the standard view mode to display the PTZ controls.
To switch between the standard and extended view mode:
From the DX8100 menu bar, choose View > Extended View.
This section describes how to program, activate, and clear patterns, and access the programming features of remote cameras. This section
includes the following topics:
Programming a Pattern
Activating a Pattern on page 57
Clearing a Pattern on page 57
Accessing Programming Features of Remote Cameras on page 58
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PROGRAMMING A PATTERN
This section describes how to program a pattern. Certain PTZ devices, such as Pelco’s Spectra series domes, will display an on-screen message
stating the amount of remaining memory available for pattern programming.
Start Programming a Pattern
To program a pattern:
1. On the PTZ keypad toolbar, click the Live button .
2. Drag a camera from the Site Tree onto a view panel.
3. On the PTZ keypad, click the Set button to enter programming mode.
4. Using the PTZ keypad, select a number for the pattern (1-4).
5. Click the Pattern button .
6. Move the camera through a series of movements using the on-screen PTZ and focus controls.
Figure 26. Programming a Pattern
Stop Programming a Pattern
To stop programming a pattern:
1. On the PTZ keypad, click the Pattern button .
2. Click the Set button .
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ACTIVATING A PATTERN
When activated, a pattern will repeat indefinitely until it is cleared, another pattern is set, or the on-screen PTZ control is moved.
To activate a pattern:
1. On the PTZ keypad, click a pattern number (1-4) on the keypad.
2. Click the Pattern button .
Figure 27. Activating a Pattern
CLEARING A PATTERN
To clear a pattern:
1. On the PTZ keypad, click Set button to enter programming mode.
2. Select a pattern number (1-4) on the keypad.
3. Click the Pattern button .
4. Click the Clr button .
5. Click the Pattern again.
6. Click the Set button again to exit programming mode.
Figure 28. Clearing a Pattern
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ACCESSING PROGRAMMING FEATURES OF REMOTE CAMERAS
You can use the PTZ function to program features of remote cameras, such as Pelcos Spectra or Esprit®. Only cameras that support remote
programming through D, P, Coaxitron, or supported third-party protocols can use this feature.
The DX8100 allows you to navigate the remote camera menu system using any of the following:
PTZ OSD Menu controls. For information about using the PTZ OSD Menu controls, refer to Using the PTZ OSD Menu Control on page 58.
Keypad controls. For information about using the keypad controls, refer to Accessing a Remote Camera Programming Menu on page 59.
Keyboard keys. For information about using the keyboard keys, refer to Using Keyboard Shortcuts to Operate PTZ and Lens Functions on
page 52.
The PTZ controls are hidden in the extended view mode. In this case, select the standard view mode to display the PTZ controls.
To switch between the standard and extended view mode:
From the DX8100 menu bar, choose View > Extended View.
This section describes how to access the programming features of remote cameras and includes the following topics:
Using the PTZ OSD Menu Control
Accessing a Remote Camera Programming Menu on page 59
Using the PTZ OSD Menu Control
The DX8100 allows you to navigate the menu system of remote cameras using the PTZ OSD Menu control. The PTZ OSD Menu control is
available when the DX8100 is in Live View mode. The PTZ controls are hidden in the extended view mode. In this case, select the standard view
mode to display the PTZ controls.
To switch between the standard and extended view mode:
From the DX8100 menu bar, choose View > Extended View.
Alternative methods to navigate the remote camera menu system are as follows:
Keypad controls. For information about using the keypad controls, refer to Accessing a Remote Camera Programming Menu on page 59.
Keyboard keys. For information about using the keyboard keys, refer to Using Keyboard Shortcuts to Operate PTZ and Lens Functions on
page 52.
Figure 29 shows the parts of the PTZ OSD Menu control.
Figure 29. PTZ OSD Menu Control
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Table Q describes the parts of the PTZ OSD Menu control.
Accessing a Remote Camera Programming Menu
The DX8100 allows you to navigate the remote camera menu system using any of the following:
PTZ OSD Menu controls. For information about using the PTZ OSD Menu controls, refer to Using the PTZ OSD Menu Control on page 58.
Keypad controls. For information about using the keypad controls, refer to Accessing a Remote Camera Programming Menu.
Keyboard keys. For information about using the keyboard keys, refer to Using Keyboard Shortcuts to Operate PTZ and Lens Functions on
page 52.
The following procedure instructs you to use the PTZ OSD Menu control to navigate the remote camera programming menu.
To access a programming menu for a remote camera:
1. On the DX8100 toolbar, click the Live button .
2. Drag a remote camera from the Site Tree onto a view panel.
For certain camera models, you can also select preset number 95 from the keypad to access remote setup mode.
3. To access remote camera setup mode, do one of the following:
On the PTZ keypad, click the Pgm button .
On the PTZ keypad, click the Set button , the number buttons 9, 5, and the Preset button .
Figure 30. PTZ Control Panel
4. To navigate up and down through camera menu choices, do one of the following:
Use the PTZ OSD Menu controls.
Use the on-screen PTZ controls or the focus (+) and focus (-) buttons.
Table Q. Parts of the PTZ OSD Menu Control
Item Part Description
Enter Provides the following actions:
Accepts the selected remote camera OSD menu choice.
Accesses menu option parameters. For example, point the cursor at the Language option and click Enter
accesses the list of available languages.
Exit N/A
Up and Down Buttons Navigate up and down the remote camera OSD menu, or cycle through a list of options or parameters.
Left and Right Buttons Perform no activity.
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5. To select an option from the camera’s on-screen menu, do one of the following:
On the PTZ OSD Menu, click Enter.
On the keypad, click the iris (+) button.
6. Click the iris (-) button to cancel an option or select the Exit command.
You can also use the on-screen PTZ controls with your mouse to navigate through camera menus. Click and drag the mouse up or down to
move between menu options.
7. Click the iris (+) button to select the option, or to exit a menu when the cursor is pointed at the Exit command.
Figure 31. Camera Setup Menu
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SENDING AUXILIARY COMMANDS TO A DEVICE
The DX8100 auxiliary feature allows you to control external equipment connected to the auxiliary outputs of Spectra domes or Esprit positioning
systems. The auxiliary function is implemented through the D protocol and P protocol. In this case, the attached camera and DX8100 must be
configured to communicate using one of these protocols.
The Aux key selects the auxiliary mode. Buttons 1-4 select which of the cameras auxiliary outputs to operate. Buttons 1-4 operate as a toggle
(on/off) each time they are clicked.
For example, an Esprit equipped with a wiper uses Aux 1 to control the wiper. In this case, pressing Aux and then 1 sends a command to the
Esprit to operate the wiper. You must configure the camera to establish how the camera responds to an auxiliary command. For detailed
information about how a specific Spectra or Esprit camera system interprets auxiliary commands, refer to the documentation that accompanies
your Spectra or Esprit camera system.
To send an auxiliary command:
1. On the PTZ keypad, click the Set button to enter the programming mode.
2. Select the camera in the DX8100 view panel to which you want to send the auxiliary command.
3. Click the Aux button. Keypad buttons 1-4 are available.
Figure 32. Auxiliary (Aux) Button
4. Click a keypad button (1-4). The auxiliary function, assigned by camera for the selected button, is executed.
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CONFIGURING PRESET TOURS
A preset tour allows a camera to move through a programmed sequence of PTZ presets. The DX8100 Series HVR can store up to four preset
tours. While four tours can be programmed, only one tour can be activated at a time. A preset tour will operate continuously until another PTZ
control action is performed. At least one PTZ preset must be set in order to create a preset tour.
The PTZ controls are hidden in the extended view mode. In this case, select the standard view mode to display the PTZ controls.
To switch between the standard and extended view mode:
From the DX8100 menu bar, choose View > Extended View.
This section describes how to configure preset tours and includes the following topics:
Programming a Preset Tour
Activating a Preset Tour on page 65
Deactivating a Preset Tour on page 65
PROGRAMMING A PRESET TOUR
This section describes how to program a preset tour and includes the following topics:
Accessing a Preset Tour Group
Adding Presets to a Tour on page 63
Deleting Presets from a Tour on page 64
Accessing a Preset Tour Group
To access the “Preset tour group” dialog box:
1. On the DX8100 toolbar, click the Live button .
2. On the PTZ keypad, click the Set button and then click the Pgm button . The “Preset tour group” dialog box opens.
3. Select the preset tour (1-4) that you want to program from the drop-down box.
4. Do one of the following:
To add presets to a tour, refer to Adding Presets to a Tour on page 63.
To delete presets from a tour, refer to Deleting Presets from a Tour on page 64.
Figure 33. Preset Tour Dialog Box
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Adding Presets to a Tour
To add presets to a tour:
1. Access the “Preset tour group” dialog box. For information about accessing the “Preset tour group” dialog box, refer to Accessing a Preset
Tour Group on page 62.
2. Click the check box beside one of the presets you want to add to the tour.
3. Double-click in the Dwell Time field of a preset, and then increase or decrease the time (in seconds) at which the camera will remain during
that sequence of the tour.
4. Repeat steps 1 and 2 for each additional preset you want to add to the tour.
5. Click Add to Group.
6. Click Save.
7. Click Exit to return to the main screen.
Figure 34. Adding Preset to Tour
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Deleting Presets from a Tour
To delete presets from a tour:
1. Access the “Preset tour group” dialog box. For information about accessing the “Preset tour group” dialog box, refer to Accessing a Preset
Tour Group on page 62.
2. Click the check box beside one or more presets you want to delete from the preset tour group.
3. Click Delete.
4. Click Save.
5. Click Exit to return to the main screen.
Figure 35. Deleting Preset from Tour
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ACTIVATING A PRESET TOUR
This section describes how to activate a preset tour. You can save a preset tour for later use without engaging the tour by not performing step 5.
Then, continue on to step 6 without clicking Apply.
To activate a preset tour:
1. On the DX8100 toolbar, click .
2. On the PTZ keypad, click the Set button and then click the Pgm button to bring up the “Preset preset tour group” dialog box.
3. From the drop-down box, select the preset tour (1-4) you want to activate.
4. Click Save.
5. Click Apply.
6. Click Exit to return to the main screen.
7. Click the Set button on the PTZ keypad to exit programming mode.
8. Click the Preset button on the PTZ keypad to activate the tour.
Figure 36. Activating a Preset Tour
To reactivate the last preset tour you configured:
On the keypad, click Preset.
DEACTIVATING A PRESET TOUR
To deactivate a preset tour, do one of the following:
Use the mouse to move the on-screen PTZ control.
Activate a PTZ preset.
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USING THE KBD300A KEYBOARD
The KBD300A allows you to operate certain DX8100 live view display functions and control camera PTZ operations from a keyboard, rather than
a mouse.
When connected to the DX8100 server, the KBD300A supports two modes: the Standard mode and the Shift mode. The Shift mode is entered by
pressing the Shift button and is indicated by a lit LED. For information about how to operate the KBD300A, refer to the KBD300A Universal
Keyboard Installation/Operation manual.
This section describes the KBD300A operational features and is organized as follows:
KBD300A Standard Mode Operational Features
KBD300A SHIFT Key Mode Features on page 67
For information about connecting the KBD300A to the DX8100, refer to the DX8100 Installation manual. For information about configuring
DX8100 data communication settings for the KBD300A, refer to Setting Up the KBD300A Keyboard on page 198.
KBD300A STANDARD MODE OPERATIONAL FEATURES
The KBD300A Standard mode allows you to control certain DX8100 operation features from the keyboard.
This section describes the KBD300A Standard mode features/functions. The Standard mode only works in the DX8100 view pane. You can
program camera presets and patterns, operate the camera PTZ features, and assign cameras to panes. For detailed information about how to
operate the KBD300A, refer to the KBD300A Universal Keyboard Installation/Operation manual. For information about configuring DX8100 data
communication settings for the KBD300A, refer to Setting Up the KBD300A Keyboard on page 198.
Table R describes the KBD300A Standard mode operational features specific for the DX8100 server.
To place the KBD300A in the standard mode:
On the KBD300A keyboard, press the SHIFT button.
The LED indicator should not be lit.
Table R. KB300A Standard Operational Mode Features
Keyboard Control Action
Joystick Controls the camera’s PTZ operation.
Number + PRESET (short) Moves camera to the programmed preset position.
Number + PRESET (long) Programs the current camera position to the desired preset number.
Number + PATTERN (long) Starts the pattern record mode.
ACK Stops the pattern record mode.
Number + PATTERN Runs the desired pattern.
Number + AUX ON/AUX OFF Turns on/off the specified auxiliary output.
Number + MON Assigns the selected camera to the desired view pane. The active view pane is highlighted.
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KBD300A SHIFT Key Mode Features
The KBD300A SHIFT key allows you to control certain DX8100 operation features in the Site Tree from the keyboard.
This section describes the KBD300A SHIFT key features. The SHIFT key is effective within the DX8100 Site Tree. You can move the cursor to
select elements within the Site Tree, expand and collapse elements, and select the display division. For detailed information about how to
operate the KBD300A, refer to KBD300A Universal Keyboard Installation/Operation manual. For information about configuring DX8100 data
communication settings for the KBD300A, refer to Setting Up the KBD300A Keyboard on page 198.
Table S describes the KBD300A SHIFT key features specific to the DX8100 server.
To place the KBD300A in the shift mode:
On the KBD300A keyboard, press the SHIFT key.
The LED indicator should be on.
Table S. KBD300A Shift Key Features
Keyboard Control Action
Joystick Activity within the DX8100 Site Tree:
Up/down direction: Moves the cursor vertically through each element in the Site Tree.
An element is a DX8100 site, camera within each DX8100 site, or Alarm, ATM/POS, and relay within each
DX8100 site.
If an element is expanded, the joystick moves the cursor vertically through the objects of that element.
Left/right direction:
Right: Expands an element to display objects contained under the element.
Left: Collapses an element and hides its objects. Select a camera/unit at the tree.
Number + CAM Expands the Site Tree and selects the first camera in each DX8100 site. For example, if there are two sites with one
named DX8100 site 1 and the other named DX8100 site 2:
Pressing 1 + CAM expands the Site Tree for DX8100 site 1 and selects the first camera. It does not assign the
selected camera to a view pane or display video.
Pressing 2 + CAM expands the Site Tree for DX8100 site 2 and selects the first camera. It does not assign the
selected camera to a view pane or display video.
F2, F3, ON, OFF Cameras are assigned numerically 1–16 to the respectively numbered video. These controls display DX8100 video
in the following divisions:
F2/OFF: Single-division view
F3/MOM: 4-division view
AUX ON: 9-division view
AUX OFF: 16-division view
Repeatedly pressing a button causes the DX8100 to cycle through the display of the remaining panels.
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Working in Playback Mode
Recorded video can be played back one channel at a time on the DX8100. Like live video, recorded video is viewed from the camera view panels
on the main screen. Refer to Switching Between Standard and Extended Panel Views on page 30 for information about view panels. Only users
with playback access rights (Standard User by default) and higher are allowed to view recorded video. Playback video can also be displayed in
full screen view. For information about displaying playback video in full screen view, refer to Displaying Playback Video in Full Screen View on
page 30.
This section describes how to use the Playback mode and includes the following topics:
Printing Images
Accessing Playback Mode
Assigning Cameras to View Panels
Playback On-Screen Display (OSD) on page 68
Playback Controls on page 69
Playback Timeline on page 71
Playing Back Video by Time on page 71
Playing Back Video by Event on page 73
Operating Playback Digital Zoom on page 73
Viewing Video in the Deinterlaced Mode on page 96
Viewing Live and Playback Video Simultaneously on page 96
PRINTING IMAGES
To print a still image, use the playback controls to pause video playback at a specific image. Then click the Print button on the DX8100
toolbar.
ACCESSING PLAYBACK MODE
To access the Playback mode, click the Live button on the DX8100 toolbar.
ASSIGNING CAMERAS TO VIEW PANELS
To assign a camera to a view panel:
1. Drag a camera from the Site Tree onto a camera view pane.
2. Repeat this process for up to 36 cameras.
PLAYBACK ON-SCREEN DISPLAY (OSD)
Figure 37. Playback OSD
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PLAYBACK CONTROLS
Use the playback controls to start playback, control direction, and adjust speed. On the playback control, click the Stop button at any
time to return to live view.
The playback controls are hidden in the extended view mode. In this case, select the standard view mode to display the playback controls.
To switch between the standard and extended view mode:
From the DX8100 menu bar, choose View > Extended View.
Figure 38 shows the parts of the DX8100 playback controls.
Figure 38. Playback Controls
Table T describes the parts of the payback controls.
Table T. Parts of the Playback Controls
Item Part Description
Frame-By-Frame Reverse Each frame is displayed in the reverse direction with each click of the Frame-by-Frame Reverse button.
Frame-By-Frame Forward Each frame is displayed in the forward direction with each click of the Frame-by-Frame Forward button.
Fast Forward to End Advances the bookmark to the end of the latest recorded video.
Play Forward Initiates normal playback of recorded video in the forward direction.
Stop Stops playback control activity and returns to the Live View mode.
Pause Pauses video playback in the forward or reverse direction.
Play Reverse Initiates normal playback of recorded video in the reverse direction.
Rewind to Beginning Returns the bookmark to the start of the earliest recorded video.
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Figure 39 shows the parts of the DX8100 playback speed and volume controls.
Figure 39. Playback Speed and Volume Controls
Table U describes the parts of the playback speed and volume controls.
Table U. Parts of the Playback Speed and Volume Controls
Item Part Description
Normal Playback speed is at normal rate.
Faster Playback speed is increased to a faster rate.
Slower Playback speed is reduced to a slower rate.
Louder Volume is increased to a higher level or decreased to a lower level.
Mute Volume is silenced.
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PLAYBACK TIMELINE
The playback timeline is used to select a day and time to begin playback. The timeline includes a horizontal slider that can be moved to select
playback time over a 24-hour period. Time periods containing recorded video are represented as color-coded segments of the timeline. Figure 40
shows the parts of the timeline color-coding scheme.
Figure 40. Playback Timeline
Table V describes the parts of the playback timeline control.
PLAYING BACK VIDEO BY TIME
This section describes how to play back video by time. The time is displayed in 24-hour clock format. You can select the time by moving the slider
along the timeline.
This section includes the following topics:
Starting Playback from a Specific Point in Time
Understanding Instant Playback on page 72
STARTING PLAYBACK FROM A SPECIFIC POINT IN TIME
To start video playback from a particular point in time:
1. On the DX8100 toolbar, click the Live button .
2. Select a camera in the Site Tree. You can also select the camera from a view pane if the camera appears in the panel.
Table V. Parts of the Playback Timeline Control
Item Part Item Part
Currently displayed view panel Selected second
Total number of view windows Increase timeline detail
Site number Decrease timeline detail
Camera number Alarm recording
Camera name Normal recording
Selected date Motion detection recording
Selected hour Timeline slider
Selected minute Instant recording
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3. In the Timeline section, do the following:
a. In the Date Selection drop-down box, select the day you want playback to begin.
b. Use the spinner buttons to select the time.
4. On the playback control, click the Forward button to begin viewing.
Figure 41. Date Selection Drop-Down Box
UNDERSTANDING INSTANT PLAYBACK
The DX8100’s ability to perform instant playback of video is limited by a one-minute delay interval. The DX8100 has a built-in latency of
approximately one minute between the time that video is captured and when it is written to the hard disk. This delay exists to ensure that video
is accurately stored and the HVR’s database is updated correctly.
The delay interval is not affected if the DX8100 is in the alarm or motion record mode. In this case, the pre-alarm or pre-motion time period does
not become a factor in determining the delay interval.
To initiate an instant playback:
On the playback control, click Instant Playback. The timeline is zoomed to the last two or three minutes of data.
The user can view video that has just been recorded. This video resides in memory and has not yet been stored on the hard drive. The color of the
timeline for this video will be green. This is because the system cannot identify the data characteristic until the data is stored on the hard disk
drive.
For example, if this data is recorded from a camera configured to monitor motion and there is no motion activity, the data will not be stored on
the hard disk drive.
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PLAYING BACK VIDEO BY EVENT
Users with playback access rights (Standard User by default) and higher can search video by events, such as motion detection or alarm
activation. A sensor event is identical to an alarm event.
To play back video recorded during an alarm or motion event:
1. On the DX8100 toolbar, click the Live button .
2. From the DX8100 menu bar, choose View > Index View. The Event Type drop-down box is displayed.
Figure 42. Event Type Drop-down Box
3. Select a camera by clicking it in the Site Tree.
4. In the Date Section drop-down box above the playback timeline, select the day that you want events to be displayed.
5. In the Event Type drop-down box, select the event type you want to view. Options are as follows:
•All
•None
•Motion
Alarm in
•ATM/POS
Video Loss
6. Select an event from the listing.
7. On the playback control, click the Forward button to begin viewing.
OPERATING PLAYBACK DIGITAL ZOOM
Video playback can be zoomed (using a control keypad or the mouse) when the DX8100 is in the Playback or Search mode. In Playback mode, the
on-screen PTZ feature is replaced with the mouse-activated digital zoom. Playback digital zoom is also available in Search mode. For information
about the Playback mode, refer to Working in Search Mode on page 77. For information about the Search mode, refer to Working in Search Mode
on page 77.
The PTZ controls are hidden in the extended view mode. In this case, select the standard view mode to display the PTZ controls.
To switch between the standard and extended view mode:
From the DX8100 menu bar, choose View > Extended View.
This section describes how to operate playback digital zoom and includes the following topics:
Zoom Using the Digital Zoom Control
Zoom Using the Mouse on page 75
Panning a Zoomed Image on page 76
Working in Playback Mode on page 68
Working in Search Mode on page 77
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ZOOM USING THE DIGITAL ZOOM CONTROL
The digital zoom feature is accessible when the DX8100 is in the Playback or Search mode. For information about the Playback mode, refer to
Working in Playback Mode on page 68. For information about the Search mode, refer to Working in Search Mode on page 77.
To zoom using the digital zoom control:
1. To place the DX8100 in the Playback or Search mode, do one of the following:
On the DX8100 toolbar, click the Live button .
On the DX8100 toolbar, click the Search button .
2. On the playback control, click the Forward button to start video playback.
3. Use the Digital Zoom control to zoom and pan video playback.
Figure 43. Playback Digital Zoom Control
Table W describes the parts of the Digital Zoom control.
Table W. Parts of the Digital Zoom Control
Item Part Description
Zoom In Allows you to magnify the entire pane. Click the Zoom In button to magnify to the next preset magnification
level (x1-6).
Zoom Out Allows you to reduce to the previous preset magnification. Click the Zoom Out button to reduce to the previous
magnification level.
Pan Left Allows you to move the magnified playback image to the left.
Pan Right Allows you to move the magnified playback image to the right.
Pan Up Allows you to move the magnified playback image up.
Pan Down Allows you to move the magnified playback image down.
Zoom Restore Allows you to return the zoomed image to the original size.
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ZOOM USING THE MOUSE
The DX8100 allows you to use the mouse to drag a selection region (rectangle) around a specific area of a pane, and to zoom the selection in and
out. A small rectangle about 0.25 inches (6.4 mm) square provides a x6 zoom factor. As the selection area increases in size, the zoom in/out factor
decreases: x5, x4, x3, x2, and x1.
If you use the mouse to select an area about 0.25 inches (6.4 mm) in size, the zoom feature performs as follows:
If zooming in, the zoom factor is at x6. The selected viewing area is zoomed to the largest size.
If zooming out, the zoom factor is at x6. The selected viewing area is zoomed to the original size.
If you use the mouse to select the entire pane, the zoom feature performs as follows:
If zooming in, the zoom factor is at x1. In this case, the selected viewing area is slightly enlarged. You will have to perform many zoom
in operations to arrive at the largest zoom size.
If zooming out, the zoom factor is at x1. In this case, the selected viewing area is slightly reduced. You will have to perform many zoom
out operations to arrive at the original size.
You can also use the hand tool and the mouse wheel to zoom in and out.
The zoom factor is displayed in the upper-right corner of the pane. The effective zoom in factor is displayed after the zoom operation is
performed. The effective zoom out factor is not displayed.
To zoom using the mouse:
1. To place the DX8100 in the Playback or Search mode, do one of the following:
On the DX8100 toolbar, click Live.
On the DX8100 toolbar, click Search.
2. On the playback control, click the Forward button to start video playback.
3. Do the following:
a. To zoom in, click and drag the mouse diagonally to your right in a downward direction.
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Figure 44. Zoom In Using Mouse
b. To zoom out, click and drag the mouse diagonally to your left in an upward direction.
Figure 45. Zoom Out Using Mouse
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PANNING A ZOOMED IMAGE
This section describes how to use the hand tool and mouse wheel to zoom in and out.
To pan a zoomed portion of video within the view panel:
1. To place the DX8100 in the Playback or Search mode do one and of the following:
On the DX8100 toolbar, click Live.
On the DX8100 toolbar, click Search.
2. Right-click in the view panel. The mouse pointer now resembles a hand.
3. Click the left mouse button, and drag the mouse in the direction you want to move the video image.
4. Right-click again to return to zoom mode.
Figure 46. Panning Zoomed Video with the Mouse
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Working in Search Mode
The DX8100 Series HVR supports four video search methods: index, thumbnail, POS, and pixel. For information about the user access level
required to search video data, refer to Definition of User Access Levels on page 210.
To enter the Search mode:
On the DX8100 toolbar, click Search.
This section describes how to use the Search mode and includes the following topics:
Search Window
Displaying a Deinterlaced Image in the Search Mode on page 78
Reusing the Search Time Range on page 78
Index Video Search on page 79
Thumbnail Video Search on page 80
POS Search on page 82
Pixel Video Search on page 93
Working with Special View and Search Methods on page 96
SEARCH WINDOW
The search window facilitates access to the search capabilities of the DX8100. Available search methods include index, thumbnail, POS, and
pixel. Each search method allows users with playback access rights (Standard User by default) and higher to locate video data instantly using
criteria such as time of day or changes in window pixels.
As in Playback mode, digital zoom, export, and print features are available in Search mode. For more information, refer to Operating Playback
Digital Zoom on page 73, Exporting Video on page 97, and Printing Images on page 68.
Figure 47 shows the parts of the DX8100 window in Search mode.
Figure 47. DX8100 HVR Search Mode Window
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Table X describes the parts of the DX8100 window in the Search mode.
DISPLAYING A DEINTERLACED IMAGE IN THE SEARCH MODE
If you are searching for an image that is recorded at 4CIF at a low frame rate per second, the viewed image might move or tear. The View menu’s
Deinterlaced Image option is used to enhance the image during a search activity.
To search video using the deinterlaced option:
1. On the menu bar, click View > Display deinterlaced image.
2. On the DX8100 toolbar, click the Search button . The DX8100 is placed in the Search mode.
REUSING THE SEARCH TIME RANGE
The DX8100 allows sharing of time range search settings between the Thumbnail and Pixel search mode. If you initiate a Thumbnail search, you
can select a preview clip and initiate a Pixel search. The Pixel search mode is based on the same time criteria as the preview Thumbnail clip.
Table X. Parts of the DX8100 Window in Search Mode
Item Part Description
Index Search Allows users to search motion and alarm events listed in the event index panel.
Thumbnail Search Allows users to visually search video that has been recorded over a 24-hour period. Video is presented as a
series of thumbnail images. Each thumbnail represents the first image recorded during a specified period of
time. Thumbnails can be expanded and collapsed to represent hourly, 10-minute, and 1-minute intervals.
POS Search Allows users to search ATM/POS transaction text data.
Pixel Search Allows users to search any 24-hour period of recorded video automatically for changes in screen pixels.
View Window Displays search video, image thumbnails, and pixel grid.
Site Tree Facilitates top-down, hierarchical management of DX8100 resources such as servers, cameras, alarms, and
relays.
Event Index Panel Lists motion and alarm events over the 24-hour time period specified in the playback timeline.
Select All Check Box Enables playback for all visible view panels when selected. If this check box is deselected, only the selected
channel will play. This control is only available while using Index Search.
Playback Timeline Displays a 24-hour timeline marked with color-coded video events. Allows user to select a date and time for
playback.
Playback Control
Panel
Provides buttons to control video playback. Includes forward and reverse playback and still image. Also
provides controls for playback speed and volume.
Playback Zoom
Control
Provides access to digital zoom features during playback.
Search Control Provides access to the index, thumbnail, POS, and pixel search controls.
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INDEX VIDEO SEARCH
Index search allows a user to search video by events, such as motion detection or alarm activation. Events are listed chronologically and by type.
To ensure the proper camera channel is selected, check the camera information box above the playback timeline or verify that the desired view
panel is framed with a thin red outline. Index video can also be displayed in full screen view. For information about displaying playback video in
full screen view, refer to Displaying Index Search Video in Full Screen View on page 30.
To search video by motion or alarm events:
1. On the DX8100 toolbar, click the Search button .
2. On the DX8100 Search control, click the Search button .
3. On the DX8100 toolbar, click a view panel division button.
4. From the Site Tree, drag the camera channel you want to search onto one of the view panels.
5. Click the view panel of the channel you want to search.
6. From the drop-down box on the playback timeline, select the day you want playback to begin.
7. Select the event type you want to view from the event type drop-down box.
Only events recorded for the selected camera are listed in the index. A sensor event is identical to an alarm event. Options are as follows:
•All
•None
•Motion
Alarm in
•ATM/POS
Video Loss
8. Select an event from the index.
9. Verify that the “Select all” check box is selected. Deselecting the “Select all” check box will disable playback for all view panels except the
channel being searched.
The DX8100 allows you to view playback on multiple cameras in addition to the camera being searched. This feature is valuable if you want
to examine a variety of views recorded at the time a certain event was detected.
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10. On the playback control, click the Forward button to begin viewing.
Figure 48. DX8100 HVR Index Search Screen
THUMBNAIL VIDEO SEARCH
Thumbnail search allows users to visually search video that has been recorded over a 24-hour period. Video is presented as a series of thumbnail
images. Each thumbnail represents the first image recorded during a specified period of time. Thumbnails can be expanded and collapsed to
represent hourly, 10-minute, and 1-minute intervals.
The DX8100 allows sharing of time range search settings between the Thumbnail and Pixel search mode. In this case, if you initiate a Thumbnail
search, you can select a preview clip and initiate a Pixel search. The Pixel search mode is based on the same time criteria as the preview
Thumbnail clip.
To visually search video using thumbnail images:
1. On the DX8100 toolbar, click the Search button .
2. On the DX8100 Search control, click Thumbnail Search button .
3. Select a camera from the Site Tree.
4. From the drop-down box, select the date on which you want to begin your search.
5. Click the thumbnail for the hour you want to begin searching.
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6. Click the Expand button to change the thumbnail time range to shorter intervals, or click the Collapse button to change the
thumbnail time range to longer intervals.
Click the Expand button to change from 1-hour intervals to 10-minute intervals.
Click the Expand button again to change from 10-minute intervals to 1-minute intervals.
Click the Collapse button once to change from 1-minute intervals to 10-minute intervals.
Click the Collapse button again to change from 10-minute intervals to 1-hour intervals.
7. Click the thumbnail of the interval you want to search.
8. Click the Forward button to view video.
Double-clicking a thumbnail image will enlarge the image and begin playback.
9. Click to return to thumbnail images.
Figure 49. DX8100 HVR Thumbnail Search Screen
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POS SEARCH
The DX8100 allows a user to search any 24-hour period of recorded POS video and data. To record ATM/POS video and data, the ATM/POS
devices and DX8100 must first be connected and configured as follows:
Connect the ATM/POS devices to the DX8100.
Set up camera-to-ATM/POS device linking.
Configure the DX8100 ATM/POS settings for each attached ATM/POS device.
Start an ATM/POS transmittal and verify that the DX8100 is receiving the ATM/POS video and data.
For information about setting up the DX8100 for ATM/POS applications, refer to the following sections:
Linking Relay Outputs to ATM/POS Events on page 135
Linking Cameras to Record in Response to ATM/POS Events on page 137
Linking Presets and Patterns to ATM/POS Events on page 141
Verifying the ATM/POS Communication Connection on page 196
Setting UP ATM/POS Device Properties on page 180
This section describes how to use the POS search feature and includes the following topics:
Understanding the POS Search View
Searching and Displaying POS Data by Device Name on page 85
Searching by POS Transaction Number on page 87
Searching for All Transactions with Exceptions on page 88
Searching for Transactions That Satisfy Specific Exceptions on page 89
Searching for Transactions by Line Item on page 90
Searching for Transactions by Action Code on page 91
UNDERSTANDING THE POS SEARCH VIEW
To enter the POS Search mode:
1. On the DX8100 toolbar, click the Search button .
2. On the Search control, click the POS Search button . The POS search view is displayed.
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Figure 50 shows the parts of the POS search view.
Figure 50. POS Search View
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Table Y describes the parts of the POS search view.
Table Y. Parts of the POS Search View (1 of 2)
Item Part Description
Date Date range for which to search the video and data.
Time Time range based on a 24-hour time period for searching POS events.
Transaction
Information
Allows POS search by transaction information options as follows:
Device name: The ATM/POS device linked to a specific camera. In this case, selecting a camera linked to an
ATM/POS device automatically inserts the name of the ATM/POS device in the Device Name box.
Transaction Number: A number assigned by the ATM/POS device that is printed on the sales are
transaction receipt.
Data Information Allows POS search by data information options as follows:
Transaction with Exception Only: Finds all transactions for which an exception is defined.
Line Item: Allows you to search POS data by a specific transaction line item, based on the following
guidelines:
Line item entries are not case sensitive. Enter lower or uppercase characters.
Specify the asterisk (*) wildcard.
Search by a single word or multiple words appearing in a transaction line.
Type the first few characters of the first word appearing in the transaction and the wildcard. For example,
type sma* for a line item containing the entry “small orange juice.” The search returns all transactions that
contain the word “small.”
Type the first few characters of the second word in a transaction and the wildcard. For example, type ora*
for a line item containing the entry “small orange juice.” The search returns all transactions that contain the
word “orange.”
Search by abbreviation. For example type 6-pk, for a line item containing the entry “Soda 6-pk.” The search
returns all transactions that contain the abbreviation “6-pk.”
Action Code: A two-letter abbreviation designating a specific action code. For information about action
codes, refer to Setting UP ATM/POS Device Properties on page 180.
Exception Code: A predefined transaction filter used to detect a specific data structure within the ATM/
POS transaction data. For information about exceptions, refer to Setting Up ATM/POS Exceptions on
page 191.
Start and Stop Start: Initiates a search event.
Stop: Ends a search event.