Aventura NVR Software - User Guide & Manual

Aventura NVR Software - User Guide & Manual

Aventura NVR Software - User Guide & Manual

© 2009 Aventura Technologies Aventura NVR Software User Guide & Manual (Verson 1.0)

Aventura NVR Software - User Guide & Manual

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Aventura NVR Software - User Guide & Manual

I Contents © 2009 Aventura Technologies Table of Contents Part I Introduction 2 . . 2 Connection Information . . 3 DVR Versions Part II Live View (Main Interface) 5 . . 6 Recording Status . . 6 Options (Right Click Menu) . . 7 Disconnect . . 7 Manual Record . . 8 Playback . . 8 Settings . . 9 Logs Log . . 10 Information . . 10 Version Information . . 11 System Information . . 11 Buttons . . 12 Split Mode Buttons . . 12 Tabs . . 12 Device List Tab . . 12 Matrix & Display Tab . . 13 PTZ Control Tab .

. 14 Sensors/Alarms Tab . . 14 Network Tab Part III Settings 16 . . 16 Devices . . 17 System Settings . . 17 Recording Schedule Settings . . 18 Display Settings . . 19 Matrix Settings . . 19 Alarm Settings . . 20 User Settings Part IV Playback 23 . . 23 Playback (Full Interface) . . 24 Tabs Date Cameras Files . . 25 Video and Audio Controls Controls . . 27 Time Bar . . 27 Options (Right Click Menu)

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Aventura NVR Software II © 2009 Aventura Technologies Search Images Burn CD/DVD Create File Clip Backup By Time Restore from Backup . . 34 Remote Playback (Full Interface) . . 35 Tabs Date Cameras Files . . 36 Video and Audio Controls Controls . . 38 Time Bar . . 38 Options (Right Click Menu) . . 39 Video Download Part V Emap 41 . . 41 Emap Interface . . 42 Emap Interface Options (Right Click Menu) . . 42 General Settings . . 43 Layer Settings . . 44 Add Sensor . . 44 Add Camera Part VI Glossary 46

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Part I

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Aventura NVR Software 2 © 2009 Aventura Technologies Introduction Connection Information PC Based Digital Video Recorder Quick Connection Guide Please refer to the Aventura CD for additional information and a complete user manual.

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Introduction 3 © 2009 Aventura Technologies DVR Versions Standard Advanced Commercial Professional/ Enterprise Max Analog Channels 16 32 64 32 Max IP Cameras Not Supported 4 16 32 Max Video Resolution DCIF 4CIF 4CIF 4CIF Playback Channels 4 9 16 16 Remote Connections Single Client Single Client Multiple Clients1 Multiple Clients2 Monitor Outputs 1 1 2 4 Matrix Output Not Included Not Included 2ch Included 4ch Included Emap Capability No No Yes Yes Advanced User Management Single User Level Single User Level Multiple User Levels Multiple User Levels Film Strip Capability No No Yes Yes 1Commercial NVR is locked to viewing a maximum of 2 DVRs at one time.

2Professional/Enterprise NVR can view unlimited DVRs at one time.

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Part II

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Live View (Main Interface) 5 © 2009 Aventura Technologies Live View (Main Interface) Video Window System Information Video Recording Status Lock Button Options Minimize Button Tab Buttons Close Button Active Tab Panel On Screen Keyboard Button Split Modes Help Button

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Aventura NVR Software 6 © 2009 Aventura Technologies Recording Status Recording Status – When a camera is currently recording, an icon will be displayed on the top right of its live video window. That icon indicates which type of recording is configured for that camera.

Recording Status Icons Manual Recording – If a camera is set to manual record the icon will appear until the manual record is turned off. Continuous Recording – If the camera is set to continuous record, the icon will only appear during the set time frame.

Options (Right Click Menu) Options – The options button is located on the lower left of the main interface. Clicking this button will bring up a list of functions available in the software. Note: This menu can also be accessed by right clicking on any video window. Full Screen View – Removes the GUI and increases the size of the video windows. To exit full screen right click anywhere on the video and click the "Full Screen View" button again. Sequence – The software will rotate through all cameras at the rate set in Settings -> System. Note: The video split must be set to a smaller number than the amount of cameras in the system in order for sequence to function properly.

Disconnect – Shows the disconnect menu. Capture Image – Saves a screenshot from the currently selected camera to the (Record Drive)\Grab folder. Manual Record – Shows the manual record menu. Playback – Shows the playback menu. Emap – Loads an electronic map screen that allows the user to layout camera and sensor locations. See Emap section for more information. Alarm Panel – Loads the video analytics alarm interface.

Live View (Main Interface) 7 © 2009 Aventura Technologies Settings – Shows the settings menu. Logs – Shows the logs menu. Chat – Initiates a voice chat using the system’s microphone between the NVR Client and DVR Server.

Open Explorer – Opens a file explorer window to allow the user to browse computer files. Log off – Logs the current user out of the NVR. The NVR will continue to record, but will require login information entered to operate. Please refer to the "lock button" in the buttons section for more information.

Exit – Will prompt the user to exit the software. Clicking “OK” will shut down the software and stop recording, clicking “Cancel” or “Close” will return to the main interface. Disconnect Selected Camera – Removes selected camera from being displayed on the live view. All Cameras – Removes all cameras from being displayed on the live view. Manual Record Selected Camera – Allows continuous recording of the selected camera regardless of the recording schedule. Will record until unselected or the software is closed. All Cameras – Allows continuous recording of all cameras regardless of the recording schedule.

Will record until unselected or the software is closed.

Aventura NVR Software 8 © 2009 Aventura Technologies Playback Local Playback – Loads the playback screen to playback local recorded video, view captured images, and burn video/images to CDs/DVDs. See Playback section for more information. Remote Playback – Loads a playback screen to remotely play recorded video, capture images, and download clips from the selected DVR. Download Video – Allows the user to download specified video from selected DVRs. Settings Devices – List of devices the user can connect to. System – NVR system settings.

Recording Schedule – Record type and record time settings.

Display – Live view screen settings. Matrix – Digital matrix output settings. Alarms – Received alarm settings. Users – User management settings. Remote Settings – Allows the user to modify the settings on a remote device.

Live View (Main Interface) 9 © 2009 Aventura Technologies Logs Local Log – Displays the log information from the NVR Client. Remote Log – Displays the log information from the selected DVR. Log Local/Remote Log – This window shows a list of user actions and system alerts along with the time of the event. To view a log for a different day, select that day in the “Search Date” field. The log file can be filtered between system information and user actions using the “Parameters” field.

Aventura NVR Software 10 © 2009 Aventura Technologies Display Window – Displays log information for the NVR.

Search Date – Allows the user to select one day's log to view from a calendar. Parameters – Filters the log file so that only certain log entries will be display. Export Button – Saves a copy of the currently selected log file to the hard drive. Close Button – Closes the "System Log" window. Information Version Information Version Information – Located at the top left of the main interface. This will display the version number and version type.

Live View (Main Interface) 11 © 2009 Aventura Technologies System Information System Information – Located at the bottom right of the main interface. This panel displays the free recording space, current date, current time, selected camera number, IP address, and current CPU usage. Hard Drive Space – Displays the remaining available record space on the NVR. Date & Time – Shows the current date and time of the NVR. Current Camera – Shows the camera that is currently selected in live view. IP Address – Shows the current IP address of the NVR. CPU Usage – Shows the current CPU usage of the NVR.

Buttons Help Button – Located on the top left of the main interface. This will bring up the help manual for the main interface window.

Keyboard Button – Located on the top left of the main interface. This will bring up the Windows virtual keyboard to allow typing if no physical keyboard is connected to the NVR. Lock Button – Located on the top right of the main interface. If the software is locked the button will appear in red. While the software is locked the user will not be able to operate the NVR. To unlock the software click anywhere on the NVR screen and the software will prompt for a user name and password. In order to lock the software password protection must be enabled in Settings -> Users. Minimize Button – Located on the top right of the main interface.

This button will minimize the software and allow access to the Windows desktop while the NVR is recording. Close Button – Located on the top right of the main interface. This button will prompt the user to exit the software. Clicking “OK” will shut down the software and stop recording, clicking “Cancel” or “Close” will return to the main interface.

Aventura NVR Software 12 © 2009 Aventura Technologies Split Mode Buttons Split Mode – Located at the bottom of the main interface. These buttons allow the user to quickly change the live view video split. Options are 1 split, 4 split, 9 split, 13 split, 16 split, 20 split, 25 split, 28 split, 33 split, 36 split, 40 split, 49 split, and 64 split. Tabs Device List Tab Located on the bottom left of the main interface. Clicking this tab will bring up the Device List panel. This panel shows a list of devices the user can connect to. Double clicking the device name will connect to all cameras. Pressing the plus sign next to the device will allow you to connect to specific cameras by double clicking.

The camera will be displayed in the currently selected window (outlined in red). Stop All – Removes all cameras from being displayed on the live view. Matrix & Display Tab Matrix & Display – Located on the bottom left of the main interface. Clicking this tab will bring up the Matrix & Display panel. The panel will allow the user to quickly switch between matrix groups and display groups. These groups can be setup in Settings -> Matrix and Settings -> Display.

Matrix Group – Select the matrix group to use. Display Group – Select the display group to use. Stop All – Removes all cameras from being displayed on the live view.

Live View (Main Interface) 13 © 2009 Aventura Technologies PTZ Control Tab PTZ Control – Located on the bottom left of the main interface. Clicking this tab will bring up the PTZ panel. Relays – Turns on/off an internal relay output on supported PTZs. Wipers – Turns on/off wipers on supported PTZs. Focus – Overrides the auto-focus setting of the PTZ to allow manual focus control. Iris – Overrides the auto-iris setting of the PTZ to allow manual iris control.

Zoom – Pressing and holding the zoom buttons causes the PTZ camera to zoom in or zoom out.

Pan/Tilt Control – Pressing and holding the pan/tilt buttons allows the user to adjust the view of the PTZ camera by moving it up/down/right/left. Note: If these controls are reversed go to Settings -> PTZ Camera Config and change the “PTZ Position”. Auto Pan – Triggers the PTZ to continuously pan 360° until unselected. Presets – Triggers the PTZ to go to the position of the selected preset. To set these presets go to Settings -> PTZ Camera Config -> Setup Tour.

Tours – Triggers the PTZ to start a tour through presets. To setup the tour go to Settings -> PTZ Camera Config -> Setup Tour.

Speed – Adjusts the pan/tilt speed of the PTZ camera. Control Panel – Allows advanced commands to be sent to the PTZ. Generally “95” “Go” will bring up the PTZ OSD menu.

Aventura NVR Software 14 © 2009 Aventura Technologies Sensors/Alarms Tab Sensors/Alarms – Located on the bottom left of the main interface. Clicking this tab will bring up the Sensors/Alarms panel. This panel allows the user to view the sensor status and activate alarm outputs. Sensor and alarm settings can be setup in Settings -> Sensors or Settings -> Alarms. Sensors – Shows the status of the sensors connected to the system. The number will appear red when a sensor is triggered. Alarms – Shows the status of the alarms connected to the system. The number will appear red when an alarm is triggered.

The alarm can be manually triggered by clicking the appropriate number.

Network Tab Network – Located on the bottom left of the main interface. Clicking this tab will bring up the Network panel. Network Adapter – Shows the name of the network card the software is using. IP Address – Shows the IP address of the NVR. Subnet Mask – Shows the subnet of the NVR, generally 255.255.255.0. Gateway – Shows the gateway of the NVR. Clients Connected – Shows a list of IP addresses that are remotely connected to the NVR.

Part III

Aventura NVR Software 16 © 2009 Aventura Technologies Settings Devices Device Name – Allows the user to name the device for easy identification.

IP Address – The IP Address of the device. Device Manufacturer – The manufacturer of the device. Device Type – The type of device (DVR, Embedded, IP Camera). Connection Port – The port the device uses for video connections. User Name – The user name needed to connect to the device. Leave this field blank if the camera does not require a login. Password – The password needed to connect to the device. Leave this field blank if the camera does not require a login. Number of Cameras – The number of cameras supported by the device.

Device List – The list of devices added to this system. Action Buttons: Add – To add an device input all the above information and press the “Add” button. Modify – To modify an device select it from the list, modify the desired information, and then press the “Modify” button. Delete – To delete an device select it from the list and press the “Delete” button. Save Button – Saves the changes. Close Button – Closes the "Devices" window.

Settings 17 © 2009 Aventura Technologies System Settings Main Recording Drive – The starting record drive for the NVR. When this drive becomes full the NVR will automatically record to the next available drive.

Note: To avoid recording to a drive assign it to a letter before the Main Recording Drive. WARNING: C:\ drive is not recommended. When Drive is Full: Overwrite Data – When all recording drives are full the oldest video will be deleted to allow the NVR to continue recording. Stop Recording – When all recording drives are full the NVR will stop recording and display a warning message on the monitor. Web Browser Client Port – The port the software uses for Web Client connections. The default is 8000.

Note: The Web Client will only work with Internet Explorer. Use Matrix Decoder – Enable/Disable matrix card functionality. Sequencing Interval – The speed at which the cameras will sequence (rotate) if selected to do so. Save Button – Saves the changes. Close Button – Closes the "System" window. Recording Schedule Settings Select Window – Select the window to record. Copy Schedule to – Copies the current schedule to selected window. Continuous – Records all the time during the selected days and times in the grid.

Aventura NVR Software 18 © 2009 Aventura Technologies Do Not Record – The NVR will not record the cameras during the selected days and times in the grid.

Recording Schedule – Allows the user to set the type of recording and time to record. Select the "Recording Mode" button to choose a record type. Clicking the top left of the grid will set the whole grid to the selected "Recording Mode" option. Clicking the day or hour will set that row or column to the selected "Recording Mode" option. Select or drag across specific cells in the grid to set a more detailed schedule. Save Button – Saves the changes.

Close Button – Closes the "Recording Schedule" window. Display Settings Group – Allows the user to set multiple display splits/layouts for the cameras. Monitor – Allows the user to select which monitor to display cameras. Group Split – Allows the user to select where each camera is displayed. Save Button – Saves the changes. Close Button – Closes the "Display" window.

Settings 19 © 2009 Aventura Technologies Matrix Settings Group – Allows the user to set multiple display splits/layouts for the cameras. Output – Allows the user to select which monitor to display cameras.

Group Split – Allows the user to select where each camera is displayed. Save Button – Saves the changes. Close Button – Closes the "Matrix" window. Alarm Settings Alarm Port – The port where the NVR Client will receive alarm information. Connect on Alarm – Automatically show live view of alarmed cameras.

Play Alarm Sound – The sound the NVR will play when an alarm is detected. Save Button – Saves the changes. Close Button – Closes the "Alarm" window.

Aventura NVR Software 20 © 2009 Aventura Technologies User Settings Password Protection – Requires a password to log into the NVR software and to connect remotely. Auto Logout In – Will automatically log out of the NVR software after the set amount of inactivity. User List – Displays a list of users added to the software. User Name – Login name when adding or modifying a user. User Name must be 12 characters or less.

Full Name – Real name of the person associated with the user name. Password – Password for the user. Password must be 12 characters or less.

Confirm Password – Enter the same password to confirm there is no typo. Rights Level: Manager – Full rights to the system including user management. Operator – Rights to the system are selected from the “User Rights” list. Unable to access user management. User Rights – Limit user's right to access to certain area. Action Buttons: Add – To add a user input all the above information and press the “Add” button. Modify – To modify a user select it from the list, modify the desired information, and then press the “Modify” button.

Delete – To delete a user select it from the list and press the “Delete” button.

Save Button – Saves the changes. Close Button – Closes the "Users" window.