NVR User Manual v2.3.03 AC

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ACTi NVR Users ManualVersion 2.3.03

2011/9/16

NVR 2.3 (V2.3.03) Users Manual

Table of Contents1 Overview 9ACTi NVR Architecture.................................................................... 9 ACTi NVR Server ........................................................................... 9 ACTi NVR Workstation ................................................................. 10 NVR Web Client ........................................................................... 10 Hardware System Requirements .................................................. 11 Operating System and Browsers Supported ................................. 12 Editions Explained ........................................................................ 12 Keyboard Shortcuts ...................................................................... 13

2 Installing

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Backup .......................................................................................... 16 SQL................................................................................................ 16 IIS Server ....................................................................................... 16 Ports and Firewalls........................................................................ 17 Disabling UAC in Windows Vista and Windows 7 ........................ 20 NVR Main Program ....................................................................... 20 Restore old setting to NVR Database ........................................... 21 License .......................................................................................... 21 How does registration work .......................................................... 22 Online Registration ...................................................................... 22 Offline Registration (Through ACTi website) ............................ 23 Verify your license ........................................................................ 24

3 NVR Quick Start

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Logging In .................................................................................... 25 Finding Cameras on the Network................................................. 27 Find cameras with IP Utility .......................................................... 27 Adding cameras to NVR System ................................................... 28 Adding cameras Automatically via Active Setup ........................... 28 Adding cameras Manually ............................................................ 29 Add or configure cameras via Copy setting.................................. 31

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NVR 2.3 (V2.3.03) Users Manual Configuring Access Rights ............................................................ 32 Defining Camera Groups ............................................................. 32Setup Camera Group Basic Info Setup which groups does each camera belong 32 32

Defining User Roles ..................................................................... 33 Defining Users ............................................................................. 34 View Live Video ............................................................................ 35 Display selected Camera ............................................................. 35 Recording and snapshots .............................................................. 36 View recorded video..................................................................... 37 Export Video as Evidence ............................................................. 37

4 NVR Operation Explained

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Camera Setup ............................................................................... 38 Camera ........................................................................................ 38Add New Camera Auto Scan Manual Production Setting Frame Rate Setting Dual Stream enabled Frame Rate Setting Single Stream with constant frame rate 38 39 40 43 44 44

Frame Rate Setting Single Stream with constant and variable frame rate45 Advanced Setting Delete Camera Copy Settings 45 48 49

Record Configuration ................................................................... 50 Schedule ...................................................................................... 51Special Day 53

Motion .......................................................................................... 54 PTZ .............................................................................................. 57 PTZ Preset ................................................................................... 59 Preset Tour................................................................................... 61 Event Manager............................................................................. 63Event List Actions Mail Notification Setup 63 65 67

System Setup ................................................................................ 68

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NVR 2.3 (V2.3.03) Users Manual Camera Groups ........................................................................... 68 User Roles ................................................................................... 69 Users............................................................................................ 70 Storage ........................................................................................ 71 Joystick ........................................................................................ 73 View Layouts ................................................................................ 75 View Tours.................................................................................... 77 Language ..................................................................................... 79 Services ....................................................................................... 81 System ......................................................................................... 82 Map Setup .................................................................................... 85 E-Map Setup ................................................................................ 85Add Map Edit Map 86 86

Add Cameras ............................................................................... 87Add Map Link Map Tour 89 90

Active Monitor.............................................................................. 91 Overview ...................................................................................... 91 Active Monitor Toolbar.................................................................. 93 Camera Panel .............................................................................. 94 Event Panel.................................................................................. 95 PTZ Panel .................................................................................... 98 Adding cameras into preview windows ...................................... 100 Personal profile .......................................................................... 101 Layout Manager ......................................................................... 101 System Monitor .......................................................................... 103 Active Player ............................................................................... 105 Overview .................................................................................... 105 Active Player Toolbar ................................................................. 106 Video Search ............................................................................. 107 Video Search Result .................................................................. 108 Play Archive from Search Page ................................................. 109 Snapshot Search ....................................................................... 110 Snapshot Preview ....................................................................... 111 Playback Control Panel .............................................................. 112 Export......................................................................................... 113 Active Player - Export ................................................................ 113

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NVR 2.3 (V2.3.03) Users Manual Time Based Search Bar ............................................................. 114 Channel Layout .......................................................................... 115 Synchronous Playback............................................................ 116 Open file/Drag-drop channel ................................................... 116 Finding your time and Synchronize ............................................ 117 Sync Main and Sync Follower .................................................... 118 Sync Playback ........................................................................... 119 Active Map ................................................................................. 120 Map Overview ........................................................................... 120 Mini Preview............................................................................... 121 Web Client .................................................................................. 122 Introduction ................................................................................ 122 Connecting to NVR as a Web Client .......................................... 122 Web Client Restrictions .............................................................. 125 ACTi Utility Suite......................................................................... 126 IP Utility ...................................................................................... 126 Media converter ...............................