OPENEYE E-SERIES DVRsAdvanced Use & Administration
INTRODUCTIONThis presentation provides general information on the following aspectsof OpenEye E-Series Digital Recorders:Each slide contains some basic information on the purpose of thedescribed function and identifies the associated options.
INTRODUCTION WHAT IS AN E-SERIES DVR? OpenEye E-Series Digital Video Recorders (DVR) set the standard in user friendly, high definition recording.
OPENEYE E-SERIES MODELS OE2-E120 (Legacy) OE3-E120/E240 OE2-E480Analog Channels 4/8/16 4/8/16 16Recording Codec MPEG4 H.264 MPEG4Alarm Relay Outputs 1/4 4 4Internal Storage Up to 4TB Up to 4TB Up to 4TBAudio 4ch 4 CH 16 CHImages Per Second Up to 120IPS Up to 240IPS 480 IPSMax. Recording 702x480 702x480 702x480ResolutionMouse Support No Yes Yes OpenEye Overview
INTRODUCTION E-SERIES REMOTE CONTROL All functions of the DVR can be controlled using the included remote. E-Series DVRs can be set to 19 different IDs, allowing a total of 19 separate DVRs to be controlled by a single remote.
E-SERIES HARDWARE FEATURES Alarm Outputs Alarm InputsLooping Outputs Video Inputs Audio Inputs/Outputs Main/Spot Outputs VGA Output Ethernet Port OpenEye Overview
LIVE VIEW LIVE VIEW TOOLBAR Live view can be used to view cameras in different configurations. In addition, all DVR functions can be accessed from this primary display.
LIVE VIEW LIVE VIEW MENU The Live View Menu can be used to access the core functions of the DVR; Setup, Search & Export. In addition, it can be used to change which user is logged in or power off the DVR.
LIVE VIEW LIVE VIEW CHANNEL MENU A menu with a number of options to access other menus and control live view variables can be accessed by right- clicking on any channel or pressing enter, using the arrow buttons to select a channel and pressing enter again (using the remote or front panel).
LIVE VIEW LIVE VIEW CHANNEL MENU Several options on the camera menu are not specifically tied to any camera and can be accessed by selecting any channel. These functions provide important additional functionality which may not be available on other menus (such as logging off).
LIVE VIEW PTZ CONTROL Pan/Tilt/Zoom cameras can be programmed and controlled using the PTZ portion of Live View. Alternate PTZ functions are listed under buttons on the DVR in black. Right-click to access the PTZ menu. Otherwise, the on-screen compass can be used.
CONFIGURING TOURSTours are configured and stored in the camera. This means that if the DVR is replaced or settings reset, the tour willnot need to be reconfigured. Once these steps are complete, simply press the TOUR MOVE button to start the tour.
SEARCH ACCESSING SEARCH Recorded video can be accessed by selecting SEARCH on the Menu or channel menu to bring up the search menu or by pressing the REPLAY button on the live toolbar to begin playing back video.
SEARCH SEARCH CONTROLS There are several search controls that are available whenever video is being played back, regardless of the initial search type.
SEARCH SEARCH CAMERA MENU While playing back video, individual channels can be selected using the search popup menu.
SEARCH EXPRESS SEARCH Express search can be used to quickly determine what times and dates have recorded video.
SEARCH EVENT SEARCH Event Search is used to quickly locate recorded motion or sensor events. This list of events can easily be exported to a CD/DVD or USB device.
SEARCH OTHER SEARCH OPTIONS There are several search options that can simplify playing back video from a specific time or location.
BACKUP EXPORT Video is backed up using the DVR’s native proprietary format, which is secure and flexible.
BACKUP AUTO USB BACKUP E-Series DVRs can be configured to automatically back up data to a USB attached hard drive. This can help simplify archiving and ensure there is always a backup of the video.
SYSTEM SETUP SYSTEM Global DVR functions such as User and Disk Management are located in the SYSTEM section of setup. These functions should be configured before proceeding to other areas of setup.
SYSTEM SETUP LOCALIZATION SETTINGS Various settings can be changed to adapt the DVR to different regions. All localization settings are in System Setup.
SYSTEM SETUP SYSTEM SETUP In addition to locale settings, several other global functions can be changed from within System Setup.
SYSTEM SETUP S/W UPGRADE Firmware can be updated via Remote Center, Radius or the S/W Upgrade function in System Setup on the DVR. In all cases a user with permissions to access System Setup must be the one to perform the update.
DISK SETUP FORMAT The first page displayed upon selecting Disk Setup is FORMAT. This section shows size and recording status of any connected drives and allows any media to be formatted.
DISK SETUP OVERWRITE By default, E-Series DVRs will begin overwriting the oldest video once the internal drives are full. Overwriting can be turned off if necessary, but is not generally recommended.
DISK SETUP CHECK The check screen can be used to have the DVR check file system integrity and attempt to fix any problems found.
DISK SETUP SMART S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology) is used to predict impending drive failure to minimize the possibility of data loss or down time.
SYSTEM SETUP SERVER USER MANAGEMENT Up to 20 user accounts can exist on any given DVR. These accounts are fully configurable (other than the default admin account) and are used to log in at the DVR or remotely via any client software (such as Radius, Remote Center or MDVR).
SYSTEM SETUP USER PERMISSIONS Each user account can be configured to allow or deny a number of variables including the ability to search or even view some cameras. Users cannot be given access to the setup interface.
SYSTEM SETUP CONFIGURATION DVR settings can be saved, exported, loaded or reset using the CONFIGURATION setting. Saving a standardized config to a USB device can save time when installing multiple DVRs.
CAMERA SETUP CAMERA All camera and monitor configuration is handled in the CAMERA portion of setup. Cameras can be labeled, cameras can be adjusted to improve the picture and the spot monitor outputs can be configured here.
CAMERA SETUP CAMERA SETUP Cameras can be named or hidden and the picture adjusted in CAMERA SETUP to optimize each camera as needed.
CAMERA SETUP PTZ SETUP Any connected PTZ camera must be configured in PTZ SETUP before it can be controlled by any user.
CAMERA SETUP SPOT/SEQUENCE SETUP The cameras displayed on the sequencing spot monitor output(s) at the back of the DVR can be configured on this screen.
CAMERA SETUP MONITOR SETUP Display settings such as brightness, contrast and resolution as well as labeling, transparency and border options can be adjusted in MONITOR SETUP.
RECORDING SETUP RECORD All configuration of recording as well as actions to be taken on motion or sensor events are configured through the RECORD section of setup.
RECORDING SETUP QUICK RECORD SETUP Many installations are configured with all cameras set to the same recording type and rate. If a single setup is all that is required across all channels, QUICK! RECORD SETUP can be used to easily make global recording adjustments.
RECORDING SETUP FRAME Recording Setup allows configuration of the frame rate, resolution, quality and pre/post alarm settings of any connected cameras.
RECORDING SETUP SCHEDULE The SCHEDULE screen is used to specify the recording type for each camera at every hour of the day.
RECORDING SETUP AUDIO Record up to 16 channels of audio E480 series Digital Recorders. Record up to 4 channels of audio on E120 and E240 model Digital Recorders
RECORDING SETUP INSTANT The record button can be used to start recording on all channels at the settings specified on this menu. Instant Backup is also configured here, and can be initiated by pressing the red button on the DVR front panel.
RECORDING SETUP INPUT The DVR can be set to record when a motion or sensor (or both) event takes place. This screen enables configuration of these event types.
RECORDING SETUP MOTION AREA The DVR can be set to record when a motion or sensor (or both) event takes place. This screen enables configuration of these event types.
RECORDING SETUP SENSOR Sensors are a valuable way to integrate the recorder with other security and monitoring devices and better automate surveillance and responses to possible threats.
RECORDING SETUP ACTION Several actions can be taken when a sensor input is triggered. All available functions other than recording are configured in the ACTION portion of setup.
RECORDING SETUP ALARM MONITOR E-Series DVRs can transmit clips of video to remote workstations, giving instant notification of an event and ensuring a copy of the video exists even if something happens to the DVR.
NETWORK SETUP NETWORK All communication with external devices via network or serial connections is configured in the NETWORK portion of setup.
NETWORK SETUP NETWORK SETUP IP and DDNS settings can be configured in NETWORK SETUP for remote connection from a workstation on the local network or over the Internet.
NETWORK SETUP CLIENT CONFIGURATION Network settings related to client connections such as ports and transfer speed can be modified in Client Configuration.
NETWORK SETUP SERIAL SETUP Serial Setup configures RS-232/422 connections to allow communication from a serial device such as a PTZ joystick or home automation hardware.
NETWORK SETUP E-MAIL SETUP E-Series DVRs can send email notification on a number of events. Email server and notification configuration are handled in Email Setup.
NETWORK SETUP E-MAIL OPTION E-Series DVRs can send email when a number of different events occur. Select SET then choose as many types as needed for each email address to enable notification when these events take place.
NETWORK SETUP E-MAIL SERVER SETUP By default, the DVR uses its own internal mail server. If the internal server fails to send email, it is usually because it is blocked by the ISP. If this occurs, use the SMTP SERVER option.
INFORMATION INFORMATION The INFORMATION portion of setup provides information on the DVR settings, status and firmware state.
INFORMATION SYSTEM LOG VIEW Information such as remote connections, users entering search, backup or setup or camera signal loss can be viewed in this section.
INFORMATION STATUS VIEW Status view can be used to easily determine how much data is being retained before it is overwritten. In addition, recording, alarm and network settings are listed for reference.
INFORMATION VERSION VIEW Video format, firmware information and the DVR MAC address can be found in VERSION VIEW. This information can be used to determine which firmware version is currently installed.
UPDATING FIRMWARE UPDATING FIRMWARE Periodic firmware updates are released that offer enhancements to the features and functionality of E- Series DVRs. These updates are free, result in no loss of data or settings and can be easily applied.
DDNS SETUP DDNS OVERVIEW OpenEye DDNS is a service included with all DVRs that enables connection to any remote DVR regardless of it’s IP address. This service is free for the life of the DVR.
DDNS SETUP Remote Software DVR configured with DHCP or static IP address x Router InternetRemote software IP address changes from time to timeConnects using IP address
DDNS SETUP DDNS Server Remote Software DVR configured for static IP Router InternetRemote software IP address changes from time to time New IP address sent to DDNS Server
DDNS SETUP DDNS Server Remote Software DVR configured for static IP Router InternetRemote software IP address changes from time to timeConnects using DDNS address New IP address sent to DDNS Server
DDNS SETUP DDNS Server Remote Software DVR configured for static IP Router Internet
DDNS SETUP DDNS ON OPENEYE DVRs DDNS is offered for free on all DVRs. To enable DDNS, a few configuration steps must be completed on the DVR. Simply follow the included instructions or contact technical support for assistance.
NETWORK SETUP DDNS SETUP DDNS can be easily configured on the DVR by selecting the Server, ID, Password and Host Name as specified on the included Dynamic DNS document.
DDNS SETUP ROUTER CONFIGURATION Unless the DVR itself is configured with a WAN IP address, the router to which the DVR connects will need to be configured to forward connections to the DVR.
DDNS SETUP ROUTER CONFIGURATION While all routers are different, this example of proper configuration of a Linksys router (very common router) shows the typical configuration requirements for many routers.
DDNS SETUP ROUTER CONFIGURATION On Linksys routers, port forwarding is listed under Applications & Gaming. Other routers may be located in a section labeled Port Forwarding, Virtual Server, Pinhole or Firewall.