VG-H88 Series Wi-Fi 3G DVR User Manual

VG-H88 Series Wi-Fi 3G DVR



Welcome to use our digital video recorder. For your secure using, please read this user manual carefully.

The following contents are about the proper use of the product, the prevention of danger and loss of property etc.

Please be sure to abide.

1. Installation Environment:

Please place and use this product in the environment with temperature
The device should be placed horizontally when it is being installed and used, avoid lean or inversion;

Do not place or install it in the high temperature, wet, dusty and sooty places.

Keep the device away from water drop or plash. Don’t put any object with liquid inside like flower vase or any other object on the device.

To ensure the normal heat dissipation of the device, there is a fan installed inside the device. The device should be installed in well-ventilated environment;

The back of the DVR should be away from other devices or the wall above 6cm in order to release heat;

Avoid moving device in the places with big difference in temperature

in case condensation generated inside the device which will affect the working life of the device;

If the device is used in the regions with much thunder, please install lightning protection device to avoid host or hardware breakdown by lightning stroke.

2. Attentions:

Do not touch the power switch and the DVR by wet hands or wet objects, in order to avoid electric shock;

After installing the host, please make sure that the host and the chassis are connected to the ground in order to avoid video and audio signal interference and damaged by static electricity;

Ensure the voltage stability of the power supply of the DVR. Use the power input with stable voltage value and little wave interference rather than shutdown the DVR by disconnecting the main switch directly.

Do not drop any liquid or metal on the DVR in case short circuit inside or fire;

The device does not include any hard disk, and you need to properly install the hard disk before using it, otherwise, you cannot record and playback the video;

The dust on the mainboard will cause short circuit when it is damp. In order to ensure the long-term normal working, you should regularly dust the mainboard, connectors, chassis, fan and so on by a brush;

Do not disconnect the power switch directly when you want to shut down the DVR. You should use the shutdown button on the panel in order to avoid damage to the hard disk;

The system of the host supports hard disk format function. If the hard disk has been used, please note that whether it is with FAT32 format. This standalone DVR only supports FAT32 format, otherwise, there may be error.

Do not open the device when it is connected with electricity;

To ensure the integrity of the recording data, please replace the hard disk when it is damaged (there is disk error record in the log information).

3. Note:

The user manual is for reference only. The real object is the standard;

The products will be updated at any time. It is subject to update without notice;

Please contact our technical department for the latest programs and additional documentation;

If there is any doubt or dispute, our company reserves the right of final explanation.

This user manual offer references to multi-series products. The specific operation of each product will not be listed one by one. Please contact our technical department when you have any question.


1. Product Introduction    1

1.1 Product Summary    1

1.2 Main Functions    1

2. Installation Instruction    2

2.1 Open-case Inspection    2

2.2 HDD Installation    2

2.3 Front Panel Instruction    3

3. Local Operation Guide    7

3.1 Start/Shutdown System    7

3.1.1 Start System    7

3.1.2 Shutdown System    7

3.1.3 Power Failure Recovery    7

3.2 System Login    7

3.3 Menu Operation    8

3.3.1 PTZ Control    8

3.3.2 Color Setting    9

3.3.3 Playback    9 Enter Operation Interface    9 Playback Operation    9

3.3.4 Record Mode    10

3.3.5 Alarm Output    10

3.4 Main Menu Introduction    10

3.4.1 Video Search    11

3.4.2 System Setting    11 General Setting    11 Record Configuration    12 Network Configuration    13 Alarm Set    17 Account    18 Abnormality    19

3.4.3 HDD Manage    20 HDD Manage    20 Backup    20

3.4.4 Output    21 PTZ Configuration    21 Alarm Input    22 Alarm Output    22 GUI Display    23

3.4.5 Advanced    23 Log Information    23 Version    24 Restore    24 BPS    24 Online User    24 Upgrade    24

3.4.6 Logout    24

4 Network Operating Instruction    25

4.1 WEB Browser Operating Instruction    25

4.1.1 Network Connection    25

4.1.2 AtciveX Control Installation and User Login and Logout    26

4.1.3 Function Introduction    26

4.1.4 Icon Introduction    26

4.2 Client Operation Instruction    27

5 Appendix    30

5.1 HDD Capacity Calculation Method for Reference    30

5.1.1 The Capacity of the HDD    30

5.1.2 The Selection of the Total Capacity    30

5.2 Remote Control Instruction    32

5.2.1 Remote Control Instruction of 16ch DVR    32

5.2.2 Remote Control Instruction of 4ch/8ch DVR    34

5.3 Technical Data    36

5.3.1 Technical Data of the D1 +CIF 4/8ch Model with1U Casing    36

5.3.2 Technical Data of the CIF 16ch Model with1.5U Casing    38

5.3.3 Technical Data of the D1 16ch Model with2U Casing    40

5.4 Common Problems Resolution    42

1. Product Introduction

1.1 Product Summary

This device is a video coding and recording product specially designed for the video monitoring field, combining with H.264 video compression, large capacity HDD storage, TCP/IP network, embedded Linux operating system and other various advanced electronic information technologies, realizing high-quality image and low bit rate recording features and favourable system stability.

The device meets the standard of GB 20815-2006 “Video Security Surveillance Digital Video Device” issued by the government. This device has multiple functions including recording, playback and monitoring simultaneously, realizing synchronous video and audio, with advanced control technology and powerful network data transmission ability.

1.2 Main Functions

The following functional characteristics will be different due to the different series of products and their different software and hardware versions.

Real-time monitoring

Compression processing function

Record function

Video playback and backup

Camera control

Alarm management and control

Communication port

Network function

2. Installation Instruction

2.1 Open-case Inspection

When you receive the product, please check all the things according to the “Packing List” in the box.

2.2 HDD Installation

Installation preparation:

Need one cross screwdriver. 2~8 pieces of HDD can be installed in this series of DVR. The capacity of each HDD can be maximum 2TB.

HDD installation steps:

Unscrew the side of the chassis, and open the cover of it.

Fix the HDD on the screw whole sites of the baseboard.

Connect the HDD data cable and power cable.

Close the cover of the chassis and fix it with screws.

2.3 Front Panel Instruction

2.3.1 Front Panel and Rear Panel Instruction of the D1 4ch Model with 1U Casing

Video Input

SD Card Port

USB Port

Dual Video Output

Network Port

1080P Port

VGA Port

Audio Output

Voice Talkback Port

Alarm Port

Audio Input

Power Port

Power Switch


2.3.2 Front Panel and Rear Panel Instruction of the D1+CIF 8ch Model with 1U Casing

Video Input

SD Card Port

USB Port

Dual Video Output

Network Port

1080P Port

VGA Port

Audio Output

Voice Talkback Port

Alarm Port

Audio Input

Power Port

Power Switch


2.3.3 Front Panel and Rear Panel Instruction of the CIF 16ch Model with 1.5U Casing


Video Input

Video Output

Audio Output

Voice Talkback Port

Audio Input

Dual USB Port

Network Port

Alarm Port

Power Port

VGA Port

Power Switch

2.3.4 Front Panel and Rear Panel Instruction of the D1 Model with 2U Casing

Video Input

Audio Input

Loop Input

Voice Talkback Port

VGA Port

Audio Input

USB Port

Audio Output

Alarm Port

1080P Port

Dual Video Output


Power Supply Port

Power Switch

3. Local Operation Guide

3.1 Start/Shutdown System

3.1.1 Start System

Plug power cable, press power switch, the power led will be on and the DVR will start. After starting, the video output default to multi-window output mode. If the booting time is within the record setting time period, the system will auto enable the record function.

Notice: Please use the DVR matching power supply instead of any other power supply of any other type or brand.

3.1.2 Shutdown System

Enter 【Main Menu】→ select 【Shutdown】 under 【Logout】. (Note: this method is suggested when shutdown device in order to avoid damage to the device from electricity cut-off by accident).

Notice: Before changing the HDD operation, you should shutdown the device and cut the power supply first and then operate.

3.1.3 Power Failure Recovery

When the DVR is under the recording status, if the system power is cut off or the device is shut down forcefully, after reconnected with the power supply, the DVR will auto-save the video before cutting and auto-recover to the previous status and continue to work.

3.2 System Login

After normal starting, single-click left mouse button or click the OK key on the remote control to pop-up the login dialog box and input the user name and password in the input box. The default user name is: admin and password is blank.


Password security measure: The device will alarm after inputting incorrect password 6 times, and the account will be locked. The lock status of the account will auto-recover after 30 minutes.

3.3 Menu Operation

When the user logins the system successfully, click the right mouse button, or press the buttons on the front panel, or press the【MENU】 key on the remote control to enter the menu interface.

The menu consists of the following three parts:

Preview Mode: you can select the corresponding window preview mode in the menu bar.

Menu: there are shortcut menus of PTZ Control, High Speed PTZ, Color Setting, Output Adjust, Logout, Playback, Record Mode Alarm Output and Main Menu in the menu bar from which you can enter the corresponding menu page.

Main Menu: there are Playback, System, HDD Manage, Output, Advanced and Logout menus.

Enter menu mode: Press the 【MENU】 key, or single-click the right mouse button to enter the menu interface of the system.

Exit menu mode: Press the 【ESC】 key or click left mouse button to exit menu mode and switch to multi-window preview mode.

Press the 【ESC】 key or single-click right mouse button to return to the previous menu.

The device enters the real-time monitoring screen after normal booting. There are superposed date, time and week on the right upper corner of the window. There is a line of icons which show the channel and recording status at the bottom of the screen. Meanwhile, you can switch the screen through the front panel, remote control or the right mouse button and double-clicking the left mouse button.

3.3.1 PTZ Control

Before PTZ control, please confirm correct connection of the PTZ and 485 control line etc. and channel corresponding; then enter Main Menu → Output → PTZ Config, set the parameters of channel, protocol and baud rate and so on. Then control the PTZ. Please note that if the channel at the lower left corner is corresponding with the channel which is set and needs to be controlled.

In the real-time monitoring screen, click right mouse button on the channel screen which needs to be controlled, and select PTZ control menu to enter the PTZ control interface.

3.3.2 Color Setting

Single-click the right mouse button. Under the preview mode, you can enter directly to the 【Color Setting】 operation interface. You can adjust the hue, gain, brightness, contrast, saturation, gain, horizontal sharpness and vertical sharpness in two time periods.

3.3.3 Playback Enter Operation Interface

Single-click the right mouse button. Under the preview mode, click 【PLAYBACK】 key on the remote control to enter the video search interface directly. The interface is as below: Playback Operation

Single-click the magnifying glass icon in the right lower corner, pop-up search condition interface, select file type, channel, start time, end time, play mode. Single-click the play button and the video will play immediately. Single-click Search, there will be recording files within certain time periods displaying on the left of the screen. Select any recording file and double-click to play it.

3.3.4 Record Mode

Note: The manual recording operation requires user having “record” operation authority.

Status Instruction

Manual: the priority is the highest. No matter which status each channel is under, after carrying out “Manual” button, all the corresponding channels will start regular recording.

Schedule: record will start according to the recording type set in the recording setting (regular, motion detection and alarm).

Stop: all channels stop recording.

3.3.5 Alarm Output

Display alarm mode: Configuration, Manual, Stop, Status. For settings, please refer to

3.4 Main Menu Introduction

Press the 【MENU】 key or single-click the right mouse button to pop-up the menu and single-click【Main Menu】in the menu bar, enter the main menu interface. The primary menu includes: Playback, System, HDD Manage, Output, Advanced, and Logout.

3.4.1 Video Search

Please refer to 3.3.3 playback for details.

3.4.2 System Setting General Setting

Enter the general setting page in the system setting menu:

【System Time】 Change the system time.

Note: after changing the system time, you need to click the OK to save the setting.

【Date Format】 Select the displaying date format.

【DST】 Click DST, then tick the box before Enable and then set the start time and end time of DST.

【Date Separator】 As the separator of the date format.

【Time Format】 Includes 24-hour clock and 12-hour clock.

【Language】 Switch the menu language of the system. There are 26 kinds of languages included in this system.

【HDD Full】 Select stop record or overwrite.

【DVR No.】 Set the device number.

【Video Standard】 Select the video format, PAL/NTSC (it must match the camera format.)

【Auto Logout】 Set the menu standby time 0-60 minutes, 0 is not standby time. If the set time is after this time period, the system will auto cancel the current user. To operate the menu, user should login again. Record Configuration

Enter record configuration interface:

【Channel】 Select the channel which needs to be set.

【Compression】 H.264

【Resolution】 The main stream resolution types are D1, CIF. Different channel, the corresponding frame rate setting range of different resolution is different. The extra stream resolution of Channel 1~16 all support QCIF.

【Frame Rate】 P format: 1 frame/second-25 frames/second;

N format: 1 frame/second-30 frames/second.

【Bit Rate Type】Include VBR, CBR. When select CBR, you can set value of the bit rate; when select VBR, you can select the image quality.

【Video/Audio】Tick and start the video/audio record.

【Record Conf.】:

Select the channel, enable Redundancy.

Change the record time, length and the prerecord time length.

Change the setting of record mode.

Start the recording time period. Network Configuration

Network Setting

【DHCP】 Auto search the IP function. When open DHCP, IP Address/Subnet Mask/Gateway cannot be set. If the current DHCP is valid, the IP address/subnet mask/gateway will show the value gained by DHCP; if the current DHCP is invalid, IP address etc. will show 0.

In addition, when the PPPoE dial-up is successful, IP address/subnet mask/gateway and DHCP cannot be changed.

【IP Address】 Enter the corresponding number to change the IP address, then set the corresponding subnet mask and default gateway of this IP address.

【Primary DNS】 The IP address of DNS server.

【Secondary DNS】 The secondary IP address of DNS server.

【TCP Port】 Display the current TCP port of DVR.

【HTTP Port】 Display the current http port of DVR.

Network Service

【PPPoE】 Enable it to start the PPPOE dial-up service of this device.

Input the PPPoE user name and password provided by ISP (Internet Service Provider) and click OK.

Operate: After successful PPPoE dial-up, check the IP in 【IP Address】, then open IE browser and input this IP address to access the device.

【DDNS】 Through the DDNS server. Adopting this way, there must be a PC with fixed IP address on the internet and run the DDNS server on this PC.

Select DDNS type(the current list supports multiple DDNS, including CN99, DysDns, Oray which can co-exist, user selects the setting as needed), and tick the Enable item, input the IP address as the DDNS server IP address in the IP bar, then configure the port, domain name, user name and password and click OK. Open IE browser and input the domain name, you can link to the Web searching page of this device.

【NTP】 After tick Enable item, you can start the NTP protocol support, which can realize auto timing with the SNTP server communication.

Server IP: input the IP of the NTP server.

Port: this SNTP only supports the TCP transmission. The port is limited to be only 123.

Update Period: interval is more than 1 minute. The maximum update period is 65535 minutes.

Time Zone: London GMT-0, Berlin GMT+1, Cairo GMT+1,Moscow GMT+3, New Delhi GMT+5, Bangkok GMT+7, Hong kong and Beijing GMT+8, Tokyo GMT+9, Sydney GMT+10, Hawaii GMT-10, Alaska GMT-9, Pacific Time GMT-8, American Mountain Time GMT-7, American Central Time GMT-6, American Eastern Time GMT-5, Atlantic Time GMT-4, Brazil GMT-3, Atlantic Central GMT-2.

【IP Filter】 Manage the IP filter of the DVR. When select the Trusted Sites, it means that only the IP in the list can connect this DVR. When select the Trustless Sites, it means that the IP in the list can not connect this DVR.

【Email】 Set the SMTP server IP address, port, user name, password of the sender E-mail and the E-mail address, also the E-mail address of the receiver.

【FTP】 Tick Enable item, enter the FTP setting menu.

Set FTP server address, port, remote directory etc… When the remote directory is blank, the system will auto create different folders according to IP, time and channel.

The user name and the password are for visiting FTP. Set the upload length, namely the length of the file which is uploaded to the FTP server.

【Mobile Monitor】 Enable the port, and the device will support mobile surveillance.

【Wifi】 Click 【Search】 button to search available wireless device within the current range;

Enable: After ticking Enable, you can set;

SSID: Name of wireless LAN. It will automatically match the wireless device connected;

Password: The wireless network password of the router;

IP Address: Set up IP address of the device. It is default to:

Subnet Mask: Setup the subnet mask of the device. It is default to:

Gateway: Set up gateway of device. Defaulted as:

【Wireless Config】 Dial-up to access the internet through 3G network card, realizing accessing and setting the device through client.

Enable: After ticking Enable, the setting will become effective.

Type: Dial-up type, it is default to AUTO.

Wireless AP: 3G access point. It is default to: ChinaNet.

Dial Number: 3G dial-up number. It is default to: #777.

User Name: Dial-up 3G user name. It is default to:

Password: Password of dial-up user. It is default to:

IP Address: IP address No. obtained by normal dial-up.

China Telecom- CDMA2000:

Wireless AP: ChinaNet

Dial number: #777.



China Unicom-WCDMA:

Wireless AP: 3gnet

Dial number: *99#

User: NO

Password: NO

China Mobile- TDS-CDMA

Wireless AP: cmnet

Dial number: *99***1#

User: card

Password: card


Through setting, you can enable the DDNS Server and add the device to the DDNS server and manage it.

【Type】: Select DNS;

【Enable】: Tick enable and the setting will become valid;

【Server IP】:;

【Port】: The port number of the device, corresponding to the service interception port :15000 of the DDNS server;

【User Name】: The user name of login the DDNS server;

【Password】: The corresponding password of the user name;

【Update Period】: The synchronous time interval between the device and the DDNS.

Before using ARSP, you need to enter to apply for user name and password and then input them in the DVR. Alarm Set

Motion Detect

【Channel】 Select channel. Then tick Enable.

【Sensitivity】6 options available. Setup the region.

【Period】 Click Set to enter the edit plan to set the time period.

【Record Channel】 Select and click the channel, realizing linkage record, tour and snapshot.

【Screen Prompting】 Select Show Message, send E-mail, buzzer, FTP upload.

Video Loss

【Channel】Select corresponding channel. Tick Enable.

【Sensitivity】6 options available.

【Period】Click Set to enter the edit plan to set the time period.

【Record Channel】 Select and click the channel, realizing linkage record, tour and snapshot.

【Screen Prompting】 Select Show Message, send E-mail, buzzer, FTP upload.

Net Alarm

【Channel】Select corresponding channel. Tick Enable.

【Period】Click Set to enter the edit plan to set the time period.

【Record Channel】 Select and click the channel, realizing linkage record, tour and snapshot.

【Screen Prompting】 Select Show Message, send E-mail, buzzer, FTP upload. Account

【Add User】 Add user to the group and set the authority control of user.

There are three users when initialization: admin, guest and default. The factory password for admin and guest are blank. Admin is default to user with highest authority when leave factory but user is default to user with low authority when leave factory which has only monitor and playback authority.

Enter the add user menu interface, input user name and password, select the group which the user belongs to and select if reuse this user. Reuseable means this user can be used at the same time, multiple clients can use this account.

Once select the group it belongs to, the user authority can only be the subset of this group and cannot exceed the authority properties.

【Modify User】 Modify the user in the group and set the authority control of the user.

【Add Group】 Add group or set the authority control of the group.

Enter the add group menu interface, confirm the group name, select 29 items of authority control, including Shutdown the device, monitor, replay, Backup, PTZ control, account, query system infor, query log info, clear log, system update and so on.

【Modify Group】 Modify the properties which has existed in the group.

【Modify Pwd】 Modify the password for the user account.
Select the user name, input old password and then input new password and confirm password.

Press 【OK】 button to confirm the password modification.

Password can be 1-6 digits, it will be invalid if its beginning or end is with space. The middle can be with space.

User who is with user account control authority can not only modify its own password but also modify the passwords of other users. Abnormality

Event Type: 【No Disk】 When there is no disk or HDD cannot be indentified by the DVR, it will alarm. Processing way: 【Show Message】 and 【Buzzer】.

【Disk No Space】: When the remaining space of the HDD of this device is lower than the set threshold value(percentage), it will alarm. The processing way is the same as 【No Disk】.

【Disk Error】When disk read and write error happens, it will alarm. The process way is the same as 【No Disk】

3.4.3 HDD Manage HDD Manage

This interface maintains and manages the HDD.

HDD Manage

HDD manage interface shows the total space and the working status of the current DVR HDD.

【Format Disk】 Single HDD can be formatted while the user should has corresponding authority.

Note: Formatting the HDD will lead to the loss of the recording information in the HDD.

Single hard disk can be set Read/Write, Read only, Redundant working modes. When you need to protect the information of any HDD without being cycle overwritten, set Read only.

【Partition】Can make HDD partition.

HDD Info

This interface shows the HDD type, total space, free space and the working status of HDD. You can also check the recording time of HDD. Backup

Conduct the recording backup operation of the USB port external storage device in the recording backup menu.

【Detect】 After inserting the USB external storage device, you can detect whether the USB device is identified correctly. If correctly identified, the list shall display the corresponding device and the correct space.

【Backup】Tick the USB external storage device, click 【Backup】To enter backup interface.

Select the start time and end time of the recording which you need to backup, first click 【Add】, the backup interface will add the qualified recording files to the backup file list. For the files you don’t need to backup, you can remove the tick mark before the corresponding file. After selection, click 【Start】, system will auto start the recording file backup and shows the remaining time.

【Erase】 can erase all the contents in the USB backup device.

Notice: 【Erase】 will cause the loss of all the information in the USB device.

【Burning】 Connected with the USB burner, you can backup the recording information to the CD.

3.4.4 Output PTZ Configuration

PTZ channel, protocol, address, baudrate etc. can be set in this menu. Set the address of the dome cameras and confirm the correct connection of the A, B lines of the dome cameras and the A, B lines of the DVR port.

【Channel】 Select the access channel for the PTZ camera.

【Protocol】 Select the dome camera protocol of corresponding brand model(such as: PELCOD).

【Address】 Set corresponding dome camera address, default to 1(Note: The address here must be in conformity with the address of the dome camera, otherwise it cannot control the dome camera).

【Baudrate】 Select the baudrate of corresponding high-speed dome camera, can control the PTZ of corresponding channel and camera, default to 9600.

【Data Bits】It is default to 8.

【Stop Bits】 It is default to 1.

【Parity】 It is default to None. Alarm Input

This menu manages alarm input:

【Alarm In】 Select alarm channel. Tick Enable.

【Type】 Select the device type.

【Period】Click Set to enter the edit plan to set the time period.

【Record channel】 Select and click the channel, realizing linkage record, tour and snapshot.

【Screen Prompting】 Select Show Message, send E-mail, buzz, upload FTP. Alarm Output

The menu displays alarm output status.

【Alarm Type】 means the alarm port number.

【Configuration】 The device will record according to the record type Regular, Detect, Alarm set in the record configuration.

【Manual】 when select manual, the alarm output keeps output status, and will not be affected by other settings until manual modifying or restarting the device.

【Stop】 when select stop, the alarm output keeps stop status, and will not be affected by other settings until manual modifying or restarting the device.

【Status】 shows the current status of alarm output. GUI Display

【deflick】 Set the channel title, time title, record status, alarm status, anti-flick, etc.

【Transparency】 Move the slider to adjust the menu transparency.

【Channel Title】 Modify channel name. Supports letter, number, Chinese, punctuation, space, underline, minus sign, dot. Maximum six characters can be input.

【Time Display】 The enable switch of overlaying time display or not

【Channel Title】 The enable switch of overlaying channel display or not.

【Record Status】 To enable the record status or not.

【Resolution】 Select the resolution and update frequency of VGA output. There are 800*600 and 1024×768 and so on for selection.

【Region Cover】 Choose channel, then tick the region cover. Each channel can select 4 cover regions.

Tour Setting

Set the tour status and tour time. The tour interval is 5-120s. The tour view window includes view 1, view 4, view 8, view 9, view 16.

【Enable Tour】 Set the tour image mode of dynamic detection tour.

Output Adjust

Move the slider, you can adjust the edge distance of the up, down, left and right side.


Set the related items of the baud rate.

3.4.5 Advanced Log Information

【LOG】 Display the system log, facilitating user to view.

Log type includes All, System, Config, Storage, Alarm event, Week Day, Account, Playback.

Select the type and time which you need to search, click Search button directly, system will display the logs in list format.

Click Remove button, system will remove the log files of all types. Version

【Version】 Display the information like system hardware features, system version and build date etc.. Restore

【Restore】 System restores to the factory default configuration status(you can select the specific items you want to default) BPS

【BPS】 BPS of each channel is wave displayed.

Note: This BPS is estimated value, for reference only. Online User

【Online User】 View the status of the current online user. Upgrade

【Upgrade】 You can upgrade the system software: insert USB storage device with system upgrade software and click Upgrade.

3.4.6 Logout

【Logout】 Cancel the current local users.

【Shutdown】 Shutdown the DVR

【Reboot】 Reboot the DVR.

4 Network Operating Instruction

4.1 WEB Browser Operating Instruction

4.1.1 Network Connection

Confirm the DVR correct access to the network.

Set the IP address, subnet mask and gateway for the computer server and DVR. Please allocate IP address in the same network segment if there is no router device in the network. If there is router device, you just need to set corresponding gateway and subnet mask. For the network setting, please refer to 【System】>【Network Config】.

Please make sure that the IP address setting is correct. When the IP address setting is complete, you can use the system own ping tool to check if the DVR is connected to the network correctly.

4.1.2 ActiveX Control Installation and User Login and Logout

When the DVR accesses to the network correctly, you can login and visit it through IE browser

You can install IE ActiveX in the CD or click download to download it directly from DVR. Then input the IP address of the DVR in the IE browser, the below interface will pop-up successfully.

4.1.3 Function Introduction

【Playback】 You can select playback the video by name and by time. Select playback by time, you need to select channel, single-click search, and then you can select playback and download recording files. Select playback by time, you can select single-channel or multi-channel playback. After sing-clicking search, you can select playback and download recording files.

【Log】 You can search alarm log and operate log.
【DeviceCfg】 You can configure record function, alarm function, system setup, advanced setting and system information.
【Local Cfg】 It includes alarm setting and system setting.

4.1.4 Icon Introduction

From left to right at the bottom of the screen, there are: View Full, View 1, View 4, Play All Channels, Close all channels, Snapshot, All channel video, Close All Video.

4.2 Client Operation Instruction

4.2.1 Installation Instruction

Find the “Chn_V3.0.0.8.T.20110726.exe” file in CD, double-click it to install.

4.2.2 Basic Function Introduction

The interface will be shown as below after the client software is installed.

【Device Display Area】 It shows the channels which can be previewed currently. User can preview the live image according to device or the channel group under super manage setting. User can also single-click device list or channel group tag to switch the channel.

【Operation Area】 User can preview live image in the “operation area” under preview mode. User can also configure the system and set the parameter of video search by right mouse button.

【Time】 Display the current time.

【Video disk status area】 Display the remaining disk space of the current local stored video files.

【PTZ】 Control and operate the PTZ.

【Screen Divide Area】 Select the numbers of the monitoring channel display.

【Operation Log】 Control center can auto record corresponding operation information when conduct relevant configuration and operation.

【Menu area】 User can select individual menu item and its submenu in the “Menu Area”.

4.2.3 System Configuration

【Device Manager】 Select add area, add device, fill in the device name, login type, IP address, domain name, port number, user name and password. After configure the parameter, click OK. The device list will display the device you added. To visit the device, double-click this device name, expand the channels and double-click the channel you want to open, then you can monitor this channel in real-time.

【Local Config】 Set overwrite, length, storage disk, log maintenance, picture directory and record directory of the fore-end DVR.

【Remote Config】 You can configure record function, alarm function, system setup, advanced setting and system information.

【Account】 Used for adding and managing the users in client and their rights.

【Local Log】 User can search operation log and alarm log and other system operation log. After setting the time period, click Search.

4.2.4 Record

【Playback】 Record functions include remote playback and local playback. Remote playback means search the recording files in the device end and play while local playback means playback the recording files in client. User can playback any channel with setting time period in the monitoring center. User can only choose 4 different channels to playback.

【Record Plan】 This function is used for recording in client and set the time period of recording in client.

4.2.5 Advance

【Decoder】 Uniformly manage and configure the remote decoder.

【Map】 The plane graph which simulates the image of the scene. In the electronics map, user can add or delete camera or set electronic map in the corresponding position of the scene.

【Tour】 Different channels display in turn in a display box. All channels in the management software can display.

4.2.6 Color

You can adjust the brightness, contrast, saturation and hue.

4.2.7 PTZ

After connecting the PTZ high-speed dome, the user can control the high-speed dome camera. User can control the high-speed dome up, down, left, right or stop rotation through the operation panel; user can adjust the rotation speed, aperture, zooming and focus of the high-speed dome camera; user can also set preset point and the tour path. When user enable the tour function, the high-speed dome camera can tour according to the tour path set by the user.

5 Appendix

5.1 HDD Capacity Calculation Method for Reference

Install the digital video recorder for the first time, please make sure whether the HDD is installed inside the host.

5.1.1 The Capacity of the HDD

The digital video recorder requires a single HDD with above 500GB capacity. In order to obtain better stability, we recommend the HDD with 500G ~ 2TB capacity.

5.1.2 The Selection of the Total Capacity

Calculate the total capacity of a DVR requires according to the recording requirement(recording type, recording file storage time). Calculation method:

Step 1:Calculate the storage capacity qi of a channel requires per hour according to the formula, Unit: MByte.

qi = di ÷ 8 × 3600 ÷ 1024

di- bit rate,Unit Kbit/s

The following table shows the recording file size of the common bit rate under constant bit rate within one hour and one day for one channel.

Bit Stream Size The Recording File Size in One Hour The Recording File Size in One Day
256K 112M 2.6G
320K 140M 3.3G
512K 225M 5.3G
768K 337M 7.9G
1.00M 439M 10.3G
1.50M 659M 15.4G
2.00M 878M 20.6G

The second step: after confirming the time requirement of

recording, calculate the storage capacity i m one channel requires

according to formula(2), unit: MByte.

mi = qi × hi × Di

hi - recording time of each day(Hour)

Di - number of days of recording storage

For example: the HDD capacity for recording one month for 1 channel 1.50M bit stream. Unit GB

mi = 659 × 24 × 31 = 490296MB = 478GB

The third step: the total capacity (accumulating) qT for 16 channels timing recording for a whole day. Unit: GB

qT = q16 = m1 ×16 = 7648GB

If selecting 500GB HDD,

If select 500G HDD, 16 pieces of HDD will be required to full record. User selects appropriate HDD according to the capacity.

The fourth step: calculate the total capacity(accumulating) needed for all

channels alarm recording(including motion detection). Unit: GB

qT × a%

a%-alarm occurring rate.

Alarm occurring rate: a %(T1 + T2 + T3 + … Tn )/ nT24 (n=1,2,3…)

Tn - The alarm time of the Nth day(the time difference of

alarm end and alarm start) Unit: h

T24 - 24h

qT- the needed HDD capacity of T channels timing

recording for a whole day.

For example: if the alarm occurring rate a% for a month is 50%, then the alarm recording capacity of 16 channels in one month is: Unit:GB

qT × a % = q16 × 50% = 7648 ×50% = 3.7GB

5.2 Remote Control Instruction

5.2.1 Remote Control Instruction of 16ch DVR

Figure ID Numbers are Defined as Follows:

00: Recording

01: Power on/off

02: Devide Window 1—4

03: Devide Window 5—8

04: Devide Window 9—12

05: Devide Window 13—16

06: Devide Window 1—9

07: Devide Window 9—16

08: Devide Window 1—8 for the First Time

Devide Window 9—16 for the Second Time

Or Choose Area

0A: Devide Window 1—16


0D: PTZ Control

0E: Pause

OF: Next Section

1A: Display on / off

1B: Fast Reverse

1C: Last Section

10: Fast Forward

11: Video Playback

12: Return

13: Up

5.2.2 Remote Control Instruction of 4ch/8ch DVR

1. Power turn on/off
2. DEV: After pressing the DEV button, press the number button and input the device number which is consistent with the host. Press【ENTER】 and save the setting. Then the control operation on this device comes into effect.
3. Number button 1-4 or the channel button of the channel 1-4.
4. Menu button
5. ESC button
6. Up
7. Left
8. Down
9. Right
11. Fast forward button
12. Four split screen button
13. Play button
14. Stop button
15. Record button

Note: When there are multiple devices in a same place, the remote control should choose a device first according to the device number. Therefore, you should define one unique device number for each machine, otherwise, the remote control operation may simultaneously affect the multiple devices which are with the same device number.

5.2.3 Remote Control Battery

1. Open the battery cover of the remote control.

2. Put into 2 pieces of No.7 batteries. Make sure that the positive and negative polarity correspond with each other rightly.

3. Close the battery cover.

5.2.4 Code Corresponding Operation of the Remote Control

Press the【STATUS】/【DEV】button on the remote control, then input the DVR device number (default device number is “255”. It can be modified under Management ToolsèSystem Parameter). The maximum device number which can be set is 255. Input the 3-digit device number on the remote control, adding 0 in front if the number is not up to 3-digit, then press the【ENTER】button. After completing the code corresponding operation, you can operate the DVR according to the functions on the remote control.

5.2.5 Turn on by Remote Control

When the device is under the status of being selected by the remote control, keep pressing【POWER button on the remote control can turn off the device so that it will be under standby mode.

When the device is under the standby mode status of being selected, flicking on the【POWER button can turn on the device and enter normal working condition.

5.2.6 Disable Remote Control Operation

When the device is under the status of being selected by the remote control, press the【DEV】button and the remote control will terminate the control on the DVR.

5.2.7 Abnormity Check of Remote Control

Check the positive and negative polarity of the batteries.

Check whether the power of the batteries has run out.

Check whether the remote control sensor is blocked.

Check whether there is fluorescent light being used in the nearby.

5.3 Technical Data

5.3.1 Technical Data of the D1 +CIF 4/8ch Model with1U Casing

5.3.2 Technical Data of the CIF 16ch Model with1.5U Casing

5.3.3 Technical Data of the D1 16ch Model with2U Casing

5.4 Common Problems Resolution

The device cannot start normally or keeps restarting.

Possible causes:

1. DVR is upgraded with wrong program which has caused the damage to the system software.

2. The mainboard is defective, please contact the supplier for maintenance.

3. HDD is defective, please change the HDD.

Cannot use the remote control

Possible cause:

1. Check if the batteries in the remote control are installed correctly, especially the positive and negative polarity.

2. Check if the batteries in the remote control have power.

3. Check if the remote control window is covered.

4. Check if the remote address of the DVR matches the address of the remote control

PTZ cannot control

Possible causes:

1. Incorrect cable connection of the RS-485 port, A, B ports are connected oppositely.

2. Incorrect settings of PTZ decoder type, protocol, baud rate and address bit.

3. The quantity of the PTZ connected to the RS-485 bus is relatively big, which causes the signal reflection, and you need to parallel connect a 120Ω electrical resistance in the far-end.

4. The RS-485 port of the mainboard is defective.

The preview image of the DVR is scratched.

Possible causes:

Video input format is not matched. If the camera is with NTSC format but the DVR is with PAL format, the preview image will be scratched.

DVR cannot connect network.

Possible causes:

1. Please check if the network physical connection is normal.

2. Please check the DVR network parameter configuration.

3. Please check if IP conflict exists in the network.

The download or backup video cannot play normally.

Possible causes:

1. Player is not installed correctly.

2. The file system error of the backup U disk or removable hard disk.

3. Graphics speed up software whose version is above DX8.1 is not installed.

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