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    4- & 8- Channel Digital Video Recorder i WARNING RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT OPEN WARNING: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK). NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL. The lightning
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    Operation Instruction ii Important Safeguards 1. Read Instructions All the safety and operating instructions should be read before the appliance is operated. 2. Retain Instructions The safety and operating instructions should be retained for future reference.
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    4- & 8- Channel Digital Video Recorder iii Table of Contents Chapter 1 ─ Introduction ................................................................................................ 1 Features......................................................................................................................
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    Operation Instruction iv Copy Button .......................................................................................................... 11 Play/Stop Button ...................................................................................................
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    4- & 8- Channel Digital Video Recorder v Playing Recorded Video ........................................................................................... 65 Searching Video .......................................................................................................
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    Operation Instruction vi List of Illustrations Figure 1 ─ Typical DVR installation. ......................................................................................... 2 Figure 2 ─ 8-Channel DVR rear panel. .....................................................................................
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    4- & 8- Channel Digital Video Recorder vii Figure 49 ─ Speco Remote setup screen. .............................................................................. 47 Figure 50 ─ Notification Callback setup screen. .....................................................................
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    Operation Instruction viii
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    4- & 8-Channel Digital Video Recorder 1 Chapter 1 ─ Introduction Features Your color digital video recorder (DVR) provides recording capabilities for four or eight camera inputs. It provides exceptional picture quality in both live and playback modes,
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    Operation Instruction 2 Your DVR can be set up for event or time-lapse recording. You can define times to record, and the schedule can change for different days of the week and user defined holidays. The DVR can be set up to alert you when the hard disk
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    4- & 8-Channel Digital Video Recorder 3 Chapter 2 ─ Installation Package Contents The package contains the following:  Digital Video Recorder  Power Adaptor and Power Cord  Operation Instruction (This Document)  Speco Central Software CD and Operation
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    Operation Instruction 4 Audio In/Out Your DVR can record audio from up to four sources. Connect the audio sources to Audio In 1, Audio In 2, Audio In 3 and Audio In 4 as needed using RCA jacks. Connect Audio Out to your amplifier. NOTE: It is the user’s
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    4- & 8-Channel Digital Video Recorder 5 Alarm Input/Output NOTE: To make connections on the Alarm Connector Strip, press and hold the button and insert the wire in the hole below the button. After releasing the button, tug gently on the wire to make
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    Operation Instruction 6 Connector Pin Outs: Master Unit Slave Unit RX → To → TXD TX → To → RXD GND → To → GND NOTE: Refer to the following for pin-out details for the 9-pin connector of the slave unit. Male Female Pin 2 RXD (Receive Data) Pin 3 TXD (Transmit
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    4- & 8-Channel Digital Video Recorder 7 Chapter 3 ─ Configuration NOTE: Your DVR should be completely installed before proceeding. Refer to Chapter 2 ─ Installation. Front Panel Controls Figure 3 ─ DVR front panel. Menu Button Copy Button Esc Button
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    Operation Instruction 8 Copy Button Pressing the COPY button allows you to copy video clips. Esc Button During menu setup, pressing the ESC button closes the current menu or setup dialog box. Play/Stop Button Pressing the PLAY/STOP button enters the playback
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    4- & 8-Channel Digital Video Recorder 9 Power LED The POWER LED is lit when the unit is On. USB Port A USB port on the front panel is provided to connect external hard disk or flash drives for video clip copying or system upgrades. Position external
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    Operation Instruction 10 ID Button If a DVR System ID is set to 0, the infrared remote control will control that DVR without any additional operations. (Refer to the System Information setup screen in this chapter for further information on setting the System
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    4- & 8-Channel Digital Video Recorder 11  Stop: Pressing the button stops playback and enters the Live Monitoring mode.  Backward: When in the pause mode, pressing the button moves to the previous image.  Forward: When in the pause mode, pressing
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    Operation Instruction 12 Play/Stop Button Pressing the PLAY/STOP button enters the playback mode, and pressing the button again exits the playback mode. When entering the playback mode, video is paused. Pressing the button plays back video at regular speed.
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    4- & 8-Channel Digital Video Recorder 13 NOTE: To log the user out of the system, press the MENU button on the front panel or move the mouse pointer to the top of the screen and then select (Logout) in the Live Monitoring menu. The Logout screen displays
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    Operation Instruction 14 System Setup Figure 8 ─ System menu. Information Highlight Information in the System menu and press the button. The Information setup screen appears. Highlight the box beside System ID and press the button. Change the number by highlighting
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    4- & 8-Channel Digital Video Recorder 15 Highlighting the Install button and pressing the button will install the selected software package. Highlighting the Cancel button and pressing the button will close the window without upgrading the software.
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    Operation Instruction 16 Highlight the box beside File name and press the button. A virtual keyboard allows you to enter the file name. Selecting Export will save the log information in .txt file format on the USB device. NOTE: When opening the saved .txt
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    4- & 8-Channel Digital Video Recorder 17 Highlight the Holiday tab, and the Holiday setup screen appears. Highlighting the Time Sync. tab causes the Time Sync. setup screen to display. You can set up time synchronization between the DVR and standard
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    Operation Instruction 18 NOTE: The DVR does NOT support USB hard disk drives with a version lower than 2.0. The Information column displays whether the device is being used or not. Other indicates the device has been used for another DVR. Highlighting Clear
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    4- & 8-Channel Digital Video Recorder 19 The Temperature column displays the temperature of the storage device.  Good – The temperature does not exceed the user-defined temperature threshold.  Bad – The temperature exceeds the user-defined temperature
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    Operation Instruction 20 Highlighting a Group Name and pressing the button allows you to change the authority levels assigned to the group. CAUTION: Write down the new password and save it in a secure place. If the password is forgotten, the unit must be
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    4- & 8-Channel Digital Video Recorder 21  PTZ Setup – The user can establish all PTZ settings on a local system or a PC running Speco Central.  Alarm-Out Setup – The user can establish all Alarm-Out settings on a local system or a PC running Speco
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    Operation Instruction 22 Figure 17 ─ EZ Record screen. If you selected the EZ Record, selecting the Next button starts the EZ Record. Date/Time Setup  Date: Set the system date and select the date format.  Time: Set the system time and select the time
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    4- & 8-Channel Digital Video Recorder 23 NOTE: The recording resolution will be set to Very High when selecting High Video Quality Priority Profile, High when selecting Standard Recording Profile, and Standard when selecting Longer Recording Time Priority
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    Operation Instruction 24 LAN Setup Select between Auto Configuration and Manual Configuration for network configuration, and then select the Test button to test the network configuration you selected. NOTE: Selecting Auto Configuration allows the DVR to
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    4- & 8-Channel Digital Video Recorder 25 Select the Finish button to finish the EZ Setup. Shutdown Highlight Shutdown in the System menu and press the button. The Shutdown screen displays asking you to confirm whether or not you want to shut the system
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    Operation Instruction 26 NOTE: The total ips of all camera channels will be limited to 120 ips (60 ips for 4-ch Model) when set to High resolution and 60 ips (30 ips for 4-ch Model) when set to Very High resolution. NOTE: When set to High or Very High resolution,
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    4- & 8-Channel Digital Video Recorder 27 Highlighting the Panic Recording – ips and pressing the button allows you to set the images per second for Panic recording. You can select from 0.10 to 30.00 ips (25.00 ips PAL). Highlighting the Panic Recording
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    Operation Instruction 28 Highlight the Schedule Mode box and press the button. You can select between Simple Mode and Advanced Mode. Selecting Advanced Mode allows you to set up individual recording schedule for each event. Highlight the + and press the
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    4- & 8-Channel Digital Video Recorder 29 NOTE: Day, Range and Channels that are not defined will use the setting values of the previous schedule item. NOTE: When more than two schedule items are registered in the same day and time range, the DVR will
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    Operation Instruction 30 NOTE: When the DVR is in the Time or Time & Event mode, it ignores the pre-event settings and follows the time settings. Event Setup Figure 26 ─ Event menu. Alarm -In Highlight Alarm-In in the Event menu and press the button.
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    4- & 8-Channel Digital Video Recorder 31 Highlight the desired box under the Alarm-Out heading, and press the button. Select between Alarm Output and Beep (DVR’s internal buzzer) that you would like to activate and to sound whenever the DVR detects an
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    Operation Instruction 32 Motion Detection Highlight Motion Detection in the Event menu and press the button. The Motion Detection setup screen appears. You can define the area of the image where you want to detect motion; e.g., a doorway. Highlight the box
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    4- & 8-Channel Digital Video Recorder 33 Turning Zone View On will allow you to observe how the DVR is reacting to motion. When in the motion viewing mode, any detected motion within the zone will be displayed in red. You can control excessive event
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    Operation Instruction 34 NOTE: For the Alarm-Out action, the alarm output and beep you select should be set to the Event mode in the Alarm-Out setup screen (Schedule tab). Highlight the box under the Notify heading and press the button. You can toggle the
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    4- & 8-Channel Digital Video Recorder 35 NOTE: For the Record action, the camera you select should be set to the Event or Time & Event recording mode in the Record Schedule setup screen. Highlight the box under the Alarm-Out heading and press the
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    Operation Instruction 36 Highlighting the box under the Sensitivity heading allows you to adjust the DVR’s sensitivity to video blind for Black and White independently from 0 (Never) and 1 (least sensitive) to 15 (most sensitive). NOTE: Video blind might
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    4- & 8-Channel Digital Video Recorder 37 Highlight the box under the Alarm-Out heading and press the button. Select between Alarm Output and Beep (DVR’s internal buzzer) that you would like to activate and to sound whenever the DVR detects video blind
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    Operation Instruction 38 Highlight Setup…, and press the button. Use the ATM or POS manufacturer’s recommended settings when configuring the RS232, RS485, USB-Serial or LAN ports. Highlight the box beside Text-In Product, and press the button. Select your
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    4- & 8-Channel Digital Video Recorder 39 NOTE: For the Record action, the camera you select should be set to the Event or Time & Event recording mode in the Record Schedule setup screen. Highlight the box under the Alarm-Out heading and press the
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    Operation Instruction 40 Highlighting the box under the Interval heading beside each alarm-in and pressing the button allows you to change the interval that you want the DVR to run self-diagnostics on Alarm Inputs. You can select from 1 hr. to 30 days or
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    4- & 8-Channel Digital Video Recorder 41 Highlight the second box beside Disk Temperature, and press the button. Select either ºF (Fahrenheit) or ºC (Celsius), and press the button. Highlight the Actions tab and the System Event Actions setup screen
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    Operation Instruction 42 Check Alarm-In and Check Recording will be highlighted when each event is detected based on the settings you made in the System Event setup screen on the Event menu. Panic Record will be highlighted while the DVR is in the panic
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    4- & 8-Channel Digital Video Recorder 43 Highlight the box beside Remote Watch – Quality and press the button. You can select the Quality from: Very High, High, Standard and Basic. Press the button to set the Quality. NOTE: The higher Quality settings
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    Operation Instruction 44 NOTE: You will need to get the appropriate IP Address, Gateway and Subnet Mask from your network administrator. Highlight the box beside DNS Server. Press the Up and Down arrow buttons to set the IP address of the DNS server. Highlight
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    4- & 8-Channel Digital Video Recorder 45 CAUTION: When changing the port settings, you must change the port settings on the PC running Speco Central as well. Refer to the Speco Central Operation Instruction for details. NOTE: Entering the ID and Password
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    Operation Instruction 46 NOTE: You will need to get the IP Address or domain name of the DVRNS Server from your network administrator. NOTE: You can use the domain name instead of IP address if you already set up the DNS Server when setting up the LAN. Highlight
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    4- & 8-Channel Digital Video Recorder 47 NOTE: Selecting Use Mobile sets the recorded image resolution to Standard automatically regardless of your Record settings. NOTE: Selecting Use Mobile sets the remote watch quality to Basic automatically regardless
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    Operation Instruction 48 Highlight the box beside Retry and enter the number of times you would like the DVR to try contacting the computer. You can select from 1 to 10 retries. Highlight the Mail tab, and the Mail setup screen displays. Highlight the first
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    4- & 8-Channel Digital Video Recorder 49 Highlight the box beside Port and press the button. Use the arrow buttons to enter the SMTP Server port number obtained from your system administrator. The default port number is 25. Highlight Enable SSL/TLS and
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    Operation Instruction 50 Highlight the Schedule tab, and the Schedule setup screen displays. The Range box allows you to set the time that the notification schedule will be active in 15- minute increments from 00:00 to 24:00. Highlight the desired box under
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    4- & 8-Channel Digital Video Recorder 51 NOTE: A user who does not have Covert Camera View authority cannot view video from cameras set to Covert 1 or Covert 2 in both the live monitoring and playback modes. Highlight the PTZ tab, and the PTZ setup screen
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    Operation Instruction 52 Audio Highlight Audio in the Devices menu and press the button. The Audio setup screen appears. Alarm -Out Highlight Alarm-Out in the Devices menu and press the button. The Alarm-Out screen allows you to change the settings and establish
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    4- & 8-Channel Digital Video Recorder 53 The Range box allows you to set the time that the alarm schedule will be active in 15-minute increments from 00:00 to 24:00. The Mode box allows you to set how the alarm reacts during the scheduled time. When
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    Operation Instruction 54 You can select the audio files associate with each event. Highlight the box under the Associated Audio and press the button. A list of audio file name appears, and you can select which audio file you want to associated with that
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    4- & 8-Channel Digital Video Recorder 55 NOTE: Any audio file used for Digital Deterrent should be named “Sound_1” to “Sound 16.” (Not Case Sensitive) Display Highlight Display in the Devices menu and press the button. The Display screen allows you to
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    Operation Instruction 56 NOTE: Any cameras that are Off, have lost video or are set to Covert (unless the user has authority to view covert cameras) will be excluded from the Cameo sequence. You can define the screen layout in a variety of formats and set
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    4- & 8-Channel Digital Video Recorder 57 Remote Control Highlight Remote Control in the Devices menu and press the button. The Remote Control setup screen allows you to select a port and make correct settings for a remote keyboard. Highlighting OK and
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    Operation Instruction 58
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    4- & 8-Channel Digital Video Recorder 59 Chapter 4 ─ Operation NOTE: This chapter assumes your DVR has been installed and configured. If it has not, please refer to Chapters 2 and 3. The DVR’s controls are similar to a VCR. As with a VCR, the main functions
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    Operation Instruction 60 NOTE: The Live Monitoring menu also can be displayed by moving the mouse pointer to the top of the screen. Live Monitoring Menu Display Selecting (Display Menu) in the Live Monitoring menu displays the following Display Menu.  Screen:
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    4- & 8-Channel Digital Video Recorder 61 Sequence Selecting (Sequence) in the Live Monitoring menu causes the cameras to display sequentially. When in one of the multiview formats, selecting Sequence will cause the DVR to go through predefined screen
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    Operation Instruction 62 Digital Deterrent Selecting (Digital Deterrent) in the Live Monitoring menu displays the following setup screen and allows the DVR to play manually. Highlight the box beside Source name and press the button to select the source file
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    4- & 8-Channel Digital Video Recorder 63 Zoom Mode You can enlarge an area of the video by selecting (Camera Menu)  Zoom in the Live Monitoring menu. For a few seconds after selecting (Camera Menu)  Zoom from the Camera, a rectangle displays on the
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    Operation Instruction 64 Figure 66 ─ PTZ Select Camera menu. < Set Preset > < Move to Preset > You can save camera position settings as “presets” so that you can go directly to desired views. Once you have the camera at the desired settings,
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    4- & 8-Channel Digital Video Recorder 65 Recording Video Once you have installed the DVR following the instructions in Chapter 2 ─ Installation, it is ready to record. The DVR will start recording based on the settings you made in the Record setup screen.
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    Operation Instruction 66 Camera Buttons: Pressing the individual camera buttons will cause the selected camera to display full screen. Arrow Buttons: Pressing the button plays video backward at high speed. Pressing the button again toggles the playback speed
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    4- & 8-Channel Digital Video Recorder 67 NOTE: The Search menu also can be displayed by moving the mouse pointer to the top of the screen. Search Menu Display Selecting (Display Menu) in the Search menu displays the following Display Menu.  Screen:
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    Operation Instruction 68 Export Selecting (Export) in the Search menu displays the following Export menu. See the following Clip Copy section for details.  EZ Copy: Selecting EZ Copy will set the starting point of the video to be clip copied, and the icon
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    4- & 8-Channel Digital Video Recorder 69 Panic Selecting (Panic) in the Search menu starts panic recording of all cameras, and selecting again stops panic recording. Data Source Selecting (Data Source) in the Search menu allows you to select the data
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    Operation Instruction 70 Highlight the box beside To and press the button to toggle between On and Off. When set to Off, you can enter a specific Date and Time. When set to On, the search will be to the last recorded image. Highlight the box beside Check
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    4- & 8-Channel Digital Video Recorder 71 Record Table Search NOTE: The recorded data in the time range located after the yellow vertical line is the latest. There are three view modes. Standard view, Expanded view and Compact view. Standard view (default)
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    Operation Instruction 72 Selecting located at the bottom displays the Search menu.  Go to: Displays the first or last recorded image, or searches by date and time (see the previous Searching Video – Go To section of this chapter for more details).  Clip-Copy:
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    4- & 8-Channel Digital Video Recorder 73 Highlight the box beside To and press the button to toggle between On and Off. When set to Off, you can enter a specific Date and Time. When set to On, the search will be to the last recorded image. Highlight
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    Operation Instruction 74 Text-In Search NOTE: It is possible that no recorded image displays on the current screen. Change the screen mode to 3x3, for the 8-channel DVR and 2x2 for the 4-channel DVR, and you will be able to easily see the cameras that have
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    4- & 8-Channel Digital Video Recorder 75 Highlighting the + and pressing the button allows you to add a new set of search parameter. Set up the desired search parameter. Refer to the Appendix – Text-In Search Examples for further information on setting
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    Operation Instruction 76 Highlight the box beside Password and press the button. A virtual keyboard appears allowing you to enter the password for reviewing the video clips. Highlight the box beside Dest. and press the button. You can select the storage
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    4- & 8-Channel Digital Video Recorder 77 Appendix USB Hard Disk Drive Preparation Preparing the USB hard disk drive in Windows 2000 NOTE: Preparing a USB hard disk drive under Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 is almost identical to Windows 2000.
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    Operation Instruction 78 12. Right click the newly created hard disk drive icon and select “Format”. 13. In the Format Screen, select “Full” as the “Format type” and click “Start”. 14. After formatting is complete, connect the USB hard disk drive to the
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    4- & 8-Channel Digital Video Recorder 79 Search Example II 1 2 3 4 5 6 123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890 Item Unit price Qty amount ================================================== Coke | $ 2.20 | 1(s) $ 2.20 Fanta | $ 2.20
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    Operation Instruction 80 Computer system requirements for using the Speco Remote program are:  Operating System: Microsoft ® Windows ® XP x86 (32 Bit) (Service Pack 3), Microsoft ® Windows ® Vista x86 (32 Bit) (Service Pack 1), Microsoft ® Windows ® 7 x86
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    4- & 8-Channel Digital Video Recorder 81 NOTE: There might be a problem with screen display or screen update due to low image transmission speed when using the Microsoft Windows Vista or higher operating system. In this situation, it is recommended you
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    Operation Instruction 82 ⑨ Click the to control alarm out devices at the remote site. ⑩ Click the to set up the image drawing mode and OSD display. You can adjust the display speed by changing the image drawing mode, and select OSD information to be displayed
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    4- & 8-Channel Digital Video Recorder 83 ① Click the to log out the Speco Remote program. ② Click the to access to the web monitoring mode. ③ Position the mouse pointer on the WebSearch logo to see the version of the Speco Remote program. ④ The DVR information
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    Operation Instruction 84 ⑪ Click the to save any video clip of recorded data as an executable file, or click the to save the current image in a bitmap or JPEG file format. Click the to print the current image on a printer connected to your computer. ⑫ Click
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    4- & 8-Channel Digital Video Recorder 85 Error Code Notices System Upgrade Related Clip Copy Related No. Description No. Description 0 Unknown error. 0 Unknown error. 1 File version error. 1 Device error. 2 Operating system version error. 2 Mounting
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    Operation Instruction 86 Map of Screens
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    4- & 8-Channel Digital Video Recorder 87 Specifications VIDEO Signal Format NTSC or PAL (Auto Detect) Video Input Composite: 4 or 8 inputs, 1 Vp-p, auto-terminating, 75 Ohms Monitor Outputs Composite: 1 BNC, 1 Vp-p, 75 Ohms VGA: 1 (Auto Detect) Video
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    Operation Instruction V1.0 88 GENERAL Dimensions (W x H x D) 10.4" x 2.0" x 7.5" (265mm x 52mm x 191mm) Unit Weight 3.7 lbs. (1.7kg) Shipping Weight 7.3 lbs. (3.3kg) Shipping Dimensions (W x H x D) 14.0" x 4.1" x 13.4" (355mm x 103mm
 
 

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