D-LinkDCS-2100+ Enhanced 2.4 GHz Wireless Internet Camera Manual
Version 2.0 Building Networks for People Contents
Contents of Package ............................................................................3 Introduction............................................................................................4 Features and Benefits ...........................................................................4 Connections ..........................................................................................6 Hardware Installation .............................................................................8 Software Installation ..............................................................................9 Installing IP Surveillance Software .......................................................13 Testing the DCS-2100+ .......................................................................17 Security ...............................................................................................18 Using and Configuring the DCS-2100+ with a NAT Router...................19 Using the DCS-2100+ with the Internet Browser ..................................25 Using IP Surveillance Software ............................................................50 Monitor Program ......................................................................50 Playback Program....................................................................70 Firmware Upgrades ............................................................................85 Appendix ............................................................................................88
Frequently Asked Questions .....................................................88 How to PING Your IP Address ...................................................91 Reset and Restore ...................................................................92 I/O Connector ...........................................................................93 Adjusting the Camera Focus ....................................................94 Replacing the Lens ...................................................................95 Technical Specifications ...........................................................96
Contacting Technical Support ..............................................................98 Time Zone Table ..................................................................................99 Warranty and Registration .................................................................101 2 Package Contents
! D-Link DCS-2100+ Internet Camera ! Power Adapter ! Installation software and manual on CD ! Quick Installation Guide ! Camera Stand ! Category 5 Ethernet Cable ! 2 Antennas
If any of the above items are missing, please contact your reseller. Note: Using a power supply with a different voltage than the one included with the DCS-2100+ will cause damage and void the warranty for this product. Minimum System Requirements:
! Internet Explorer 5.x or higher Internet Web Browser ! CPU: Pentium III, 500 MHz or above
! Memory Size: 64 MB
! VGA card resolution: 800 x 600 or above 3 Introduction
The D-Link DCS-2100+ Wireless Internet Camera is a powerful surveillance system that connects wirelessly to an your 802.11b network. The DCS-2100+ features enhanced 802.11b and connects wirelessly at up to 22 Mbps (Megabits per second). The DCS-2100+ differs from a conventional PC Camera because the Internet Camera is a standalone system with a built-in CPU and Web server, providing a low-cost solution capable of solving demanding security and home/office monitoring needs. The Internet Camera can be accessed remotely, and controlled, from any PC or notebook computer over the Internet from anywhere in the world. Simple installation procedures, along with the built-in Web-based interface offers easy integration to your network environments. Features and Benefits The DCS-2100+ Wireless Internet Camera is a standalone system requiring no additional hardware or software. All that is required is a computer with the Internet Explorer Web browser (version 5.x or above). Just plug-in the camera and view the picture from your Internet Camera with a valid IP Address. Broad Range of Applications With today‚Äôs high-speed Internet, the Internet Camera provides the ideal solution for live video images over the Intranet and Internet for remote monitoring. The DCS-2100+ allows remote access from an Internet Explorer Web browser for live image viewing and allows the administrator to manage and control the Internet Camera anywhere and any time. Apply the Internet Camera to monitor various objects and places such as homes, offices, banks, hospitals, child-care centers, amusement parks and other varieties of industrial and public monitoring. The Internet Camera can also be used for intruder detection with its motion-detection mode, capture still images and video images for archiving and many more applications. The wireless capability means you can place the camera where it is inconvenient to install network cables. Supports a Variety of Platforms Supporting TCP/IP networking, SMTP e-mail, HTTP and other Internet related protocols, the DCS-2100+ Internet Camera can be integrated easily into other Internet/Intranet applications because of its standards-based features. 4 Features & Benefits (continued) Web Configuration Using the Internet Explorer Web browser, administrators can configure and manage the Internet Camera directly from its own Web page via the Intranet or the Internet. Up to 20 user names and passwords are permitted, with privilege settings controlled by the administrator. Powerful Surveillance and Remote Monitoring Utility The powerful IP Surveillance software application assigns an administrator with a pre-defined user ID and password who can modify the Internet Camera settings from a remote site via an Intranet or the Internet. Users are allowed to monitor the image, record the image to a hard drive, and take snapshots. Connection to External Devices Supporting auxiliary Input/Output connectors, you can connect the Internet Camera to a variety of external devices such as IR-sensors, switches and alarm relays. Combined with programmable alarming facilities, you can develop a variety of security applications that are triggered on alarm-based events. The Internet Camera provides an industry standard in/out external connector for connectivity. 5 Connections
DC Power Connector
Ethernet Cable Connector
I/O Connector Antenna Two antennas are included with the DCS-2100+. These are screwed onto the antenna connectors on the back panel to provide a connection with a wireless network. Ethernet Cable Connector The Internet Camera‚Äôs back panel features an RJ-45 connector for connections to 10Base-T Ethernet cabling or 100Base-TX Fast Ethernet cabling. This network port supports the NWay protocol, allowing the Internet Camera to automatically detect or negotiate the transmission speed of the network.
The Ethernet cable included with the DCS-2100+ Internet Camera is a Category 5 ‚Äústraight through‚ÄĚ cable. This is the recommended cable type when the camera is physically connected to a 100 Mbps Fast Ethernet network hub or switch. Reset Button Reset will be initiated when the reset button is pressed once and held until the Power LED flashes through its cycle twice.
A Factory reset is initiated when the reset button is pressed continuously for 5 seconds or when the Power LED changes from green to red for 2 cycles. (For example you will see the LED turn to red twice, release the reset button when the LED turns red the second time). The Power LED will begin to flash indicating that the Internet Camera‚Äôs settings are reverting back to the factory settings, then turn back to green. 6 Connections (continued) DC Power Connector The DC power input connector is located on the DCS-2100+ Internet Camera‚Äôs back panel and is labeled 12VDC with a single socket to supply power to the Internet Camera. I/O Connector The DCS-2100+ provides a terminal block with two pairs of connectors situated on the back panel. One pair is for input and the other is for output. The I/O connectors provide the physical interface to send and receive digital signals to a variety of external alarm devices. Please refer to the Appendix (Page 93) in this manual for detailed information. Bottom Panel
Socket for stand Attachment socket for the Camera Stand Located on the bottom panel of the Internet Camera, the socket is used to con- nect the camera stand to the Internet Camera by attaching the screw head on the camera stand to the Internet Camera. Power LED LED stands for Light-Emitting Diode.
The Power LED is positioned to the right of the Internet Camera lens. As soon as the power adapter is connected to the Internet camera the power LED will flash red and green several times, the DCS-2100+ is conducting a self-test. Upon passing the self-test the LED will turn green to indicate a good connection to an Ethernet port or red to indicate no connection has been made. 7
Hardware Installation Connect to an Ethernet Network If you are connecting the DCS-2100+ to a wired Ethernet network, connect an Ethernet cable to the network cable connector located on the Internet Camera‚Äôs back panel and attach it to the network.
If you are connecting the DCS-2100+ to a 802.11b wireless Ethernet network, attach the two wireless antennas to the antenna connectors on the back panel of the DCS-2100+. Attach the external power supply
Attach the external power supply to the DC power input connector located on the Internet Camera‚Äôs back panel (labeled 12VDC) and connect it to your wall outlet.
When you have a proper connection, the LED will turn from red to green. The light may cycle on and off and your computer may show an intermittent loss of connectivity, this is normal until you have configured your Internet Camera. Attaching the Internet Camera to the Camera Stand
The Internet Camera comes with a camera stand with a swivel ball screw head that can be attached to the Internet Camera bottom socket cavity. Attach the camera stand to the Internet Camera and station it for your application. There are holes located in the base of the camera stand allowing the Internet Camera to be mounted to the ceiling, or any wall securely. 8 Software Installation After you have successfully completed the hardware installation of the DCS-2100+ Internet Camera, it is necessary to install software to configure and operate the camera. The first step is to run the IP Installer program on the CD. IP Installer allows you to use the Internet Camera with your Internet browser. With the IP Installer program you can enter settings that permit the camera to access the Internet directly or through your Ethernet network.
After the IP Installer software program is completed, you will have an operating and controllable Internet Camera. From your Internet Explorer Web browser you will be able to access the video and sound from the Internet camera. The camera has a built-in Web server. This Web server will allow the camera to access the Internet without being attached to a computer and permits users to view the video and audio remotely.
However, it is necessary to install the IP Surveillance software from the enclosed CD to create a truly powerful monitoring and surveillance system. The following section will detail the installation of the IP Installer and the IP Surveillance software. Installing the IP Installer program Insert the CD that is included with the DCS-2100+ Internet Camera. The DCS-2100+ installation menu will start up automatically from the CD. If the CD does not startup automatically (the Windows operating system can turn this function off, for example), simply access the CD from Windows and click on the autorun.exe program to access the installation menu shown below:
Click IP Installer 9
Software Installation (continued)
The opening IP Installer screen will appear and show a MAC address of the DCS-2100+ and an IP Address (which may or may not be correct depending on what you have your DCS-2100+ connected to.) If you have a DHCP* server on your network, there will be a valid IP Address displayed here.
*A DHCP server is a device that supplies IP Addresses to its clients that are on the same network. IMPORTANT: A hardware reset of the Internet Camera is now required to allow the IP Installer program to configure the camera correctly. To accomplish this reset, lightly insert a paper clip (or a similar sized tool) into the reset hole on the back of the camera (see page 6 for the location of the reset button.) The LED on the front of the camera will begin blinking red and green. When it stops the blinking cycle continue to hold in the reset button until a second cycle of blinking red and green lights indicates a second reset cycle has completed. This will take approximately 5-7 seconds.
The IP Installer will now show a MAC address for the DCS-2100+ and an IP address. This IP address may not be correct at this step in the installation.
Highlight the MAC address and then click on the Wizard button to activate the installation Wizard.
Click Next 10
Software Installation (continued)
If you have a DHCP server on your network, you will already have a valid IP Address in these fields. If you do not have a DHCP server on your network fill out your IP Address, Subnet mask, Gateway and at least one DNS IP Address. If you do not know what to put in these fields, please contact your System Administrator or your Internet Service Provider.
Leave the box titled This camera can be found by installer whenever it starts up unchecked to avoid running this install application each time you boot up the DCS-2100+. Check this box if you need to change IP address the next time the DCS-2100+ boots up.
Type in your SSID and Connection type con- sistent with your network. (If you are unsure, please contact your network administrator).
Choose the Channel that is the same as your other wireless devices that you would like to connect to.
You can choose a different transmission rate if you need to restrict the camera‚Äôs bandwidth.
Select Long or ShortPreamble. Long Preamble is the default setting. See page 31 for a description of Preamble.
You can enable Encryption here (up to 256- bit).
Click Next 11 Software Installation (continued)
If you need to make any changes, click Back to modify your camera settings. To accept the settings, click Restart.
Click OK and the DCS-2100+ Internet Camera will reboot to accept the settings.
If the IP Installer has not made any modifications to the settings, it will warn you that the settings were accepted but no changes were made.
You should now see the opening IP Installer screen with an IP address assigned to the MAC address of the DCS-2100+.
Click on Exit to close IP Installer. You have now completed the Setup Wizard and are ready to use your camera! You can also continue to the next section to install the IP Surveillance software before you begin to use the DCS-2100+. 12 Installing IP Surveillance Software The IP Surveillance software on the CD included with the DCS-2100+ Internet Camera converts the DCS-2100+ into a powerful, yet flexible, surveillance system for home or business, with these features:
! Video Recording to hard disk ! High quality video ! High video compression ratio ! Maximum of 16 cameras with different display layouts ! Smart playback
! Triggered event browsing
! Fast database searching
! Configurable automated alarms
! Account password protection ! Scheduled recording for each camera ! Email / FTP video snapshots ! AVI file export ! Motion detection for each camera
To install IP Surveillance, click on the Install IP SurveillanceSoftware on the CD included with the Internet Camera. The Welcome screen appears:
Click Next 13 Installing IP Surveillance Software (continued)
Please read the Software Licensing Agreement and click Yes if you agree with the agreement. Click No to exit the installation.
Enter your name and company information and click Next. 14 Installing IP Surveillance Software (continued)
Select the destination directory.
Select the program folder the software will be installed into.
Click Next 15 Installing IP Surveillance Software (continued)
The installation is complete. 16 Testing the DCS-2100+ Internet Camera
Open your Internet browser and type in the IP address of the DCS-2100+. In this example the address is: http://192.168.0.146 (your DCS-2100+ may have a different IP address based on what you used in the IP Installer program.)
The window in the center of your browser is the camera image window. You should now see a video image and hear the audio over your computer speakers from the DCS-2100+. If you are having problems please consult the FAQ sec- tion of this manual. 17 Security
At this point it is highly recommended that you click on the Configuration button on the Home screen, and then the Tools tab to bring you to the Admin screen. Enter a password for security purposes.
To ensure the highest security and prevent unauthorized use of the Internet Camera, the Administrator has the exclusive privilege to access the System Administration settings to allow users entry and authorize privileges for all users. The Internet Camera supports multi-level password protection/access to the Internet Camera that can be restricted to defined users who have a User Name and User Password, which is assigned by the Administrator.
The Administrator can release a public user name and password so that when remote users access the Internet Camera they will have the right to view the image transmitted by the Internet Camera.
When the Internet Camera is used for the first time, it is highly recommended that the Administrator set the Administrator Password to constrain user access to the Internet Camera since the Default settings are Null String (no password). Once the Password is defined, only the Administrator has access to the management of the Internet Camera. This procedure should be done as soon as possible since the security features of the Internet Camera will not be enabled until the Administrator Password is defined. 18 Using & Configuring the DCS-2100+ with a NAT Router D-Link‚Äôs DCS-2100+ is a versatile and cost effective Internet Camera offering both video and audio monitoring. It can also serve as a powerful surveillance system in security applications. The DCS-2100+ can be used with any wired or 802.11b wireless router. This section explains how to view the camera from either the Internet or from inside your internal network. Materials Needed:
‚ÄĘ 1 DCS-2100+ Internet Camera
‚ÄĘ 1 Ethernet Cable
‚ÄĘ A Wired or Wireless router such as the D-Link DI-614+ Wireless Router
‚ÄĘ Ethernet based PC for system configuration SETTING UP THE DCS-2100+ FOR USE BEHIND A ROUTER
Installing a DCS-2100+ Internet Camera on your network is an easy 4‚Äďstep procedure:
" Assign a local IP Address to your Internet Camera # View the Internet Camera Using Your Internet Explorer Web browser $ Access the Router on Your Web browser % Open Virtual Server Ports for Your Router (Enable Remote Viewing)
This section is designed to walk you through the setup process for installing your camera behind a router and enable remote video viewing. For the basic setup of the DCS-2100+, follow the steps outlined in the Quick Installation Guide.
After you have completed the setup of the DCS-2100+ outlined in the Quick Installation Guide you will have an operating camera that has an assigned IP Address. Because you are using a router to share the Internet with one or more PCs, the IP Address assigned to the Internet Camera will be a local IP Address. This allows viewing within your Local Area Network (LAN) until the router is configured to allow remote viewing of the camera over the Internet.
" Assign a Local IP Address for Your Camera
Run the IP Installer program from the CD included with the DCS-2100+. Follow the steps in the Quick Installation Guide to configure the DCS-2100+. The camera will be assigned a local IP Address that allows it to be recognized by the router. Write down this IP Address for future reference. 19
Using & Configuring the DCS-2100+ with a NAT Router (continued)
This is the IP Address assigned to your camera. Write it down for later use. 192.168.0.146 is only an example. You will probably have a different IP Address. Assign a Local IP Address with IP Installer
# View the Internet Camera using your Internet Explorer Web browser
Run your Internet Explorer Web browser. In the address bar, type in the IP Address that was assigned to the Internet Camera by the IP Installer program. The DCS-2100+ Home Page appears with a window displaying live video from the camera. You are able to view this screen from any PC running Internet Explorer on your LAN.
Click on the Configuration button. Viewing the Video on the browser to test the connection
Click on the Configuration button on the left side of the display. Scroll to the bottom of the Network Configuration page to display the ports used by HTTP and Streaming audio and video. 20 Using & Configuring the DCS-2100+ with a NAT Router (continued)
These are the port settings for your camera. They can be changed if needed. Ports that are used by the DCS-2100+ Router Set-Up and Installation
The following steps generally apply to any router that you have on your network. The D-Link DI-614+ is used as an example to clarify the configuration process. Configure the initial settings of the DI-614+ by following the steps outlined in the DI-614+Quick Installation Guide.
$Access Your Router on Your Web Browser If you have cable or DSL Internet service, you will most likely have a dynamically assigned WAN IP Address. ‚ÄėDynamic‚Äô means that your router‚Äôs IP address can change from time to time depending on your ISP. A dynamic WAN IP Address identifies your router on the public network and allows it to access the Internet. To find out what your router‚Äôs WAN IP Address is, go to the Status menu on your router and locate the WAN information for your router (as shown on the next page). The WAN IP Address will be listed. This will be the address that you will need to type in your web browser to view your camera over the Internet. 21 Using & Configuring the DCS-2100+ with a NAT Router (continued)
Your WAN IP Address will be listed here. Determine Your Router‚Äôs IP Address (WAN)
Note: Because a dynamic WAN IP can change from time to time depending on your ISP, you may want to obtain a Static IP address from your ISP. A Static IP address is a fixed IP address that will not change over time and will be more convenient for you to use to access your camera from a remote location. The Static IP Address will also allow you to access your camera attached to your router over the Internet
% Open Virtual Server Ports to Enable Remote Image Viewing
The firewall security features built into the DI-614+ router prevent users from accessing the video from the DCS-2100+ over the Internet. The router connects to the Internet over a series of numbered ports. The ports normally used by the DCS-2100+ are blocked from access over the Internet. Therefore, these ports need to be made accessible over the Internet. This is accomplished using the Virtual Server function on the DI-614+ router. The Virtual Server ports used by the camera must be opened through the router for remote access to your camera. Virtual Server is accessed by clicking on the Advanced tab of the router screen. 22 Using & Configuring the DCS-2100+ with a NAT Router (continued) Follow these steps to configure your router‚Äôs Virtual Server settings:
Select Both under Protocol Type (TCP and UDP)
Enter your camera‚Äôs local IP Address (e.g., 192.168.0.146 in the example in step # above) in the Private IP field.
If you are using the default camera port settings, enter 80 in to the Public and PrivatePort section, click Apply.
‚ÄĘ Scheduling should be set to Always so that the camera images can be accessed at any time.
Repeat the above steps adding ports 5001, 5002 and 5003 to both the Public and Private Port sections. A check mark appearing before the camera name will indicate that the ports are enabled. Important: Some ISPs block access to port 80 and other commonly used Internet ports to conserve bandwidth. Check with your ISP so that you can open the appropriate ports accordingly. If your ISP does not pass traffic on port 80, you will need to change the port the camera uses from 80 to something else, such as 800. Not all routers are the same, so refer to your user manual for specific instructions on how to open ports.
Enter valid ports in the Virtual Servers section of your router 23 Viewing Your Camera
After all the router settings have been entered correctly, a PC user inside or outside your network will have access to the camera through the Internet Explorer Web browser. To access the camera from the Internet, type the IP Address of the router given to you by your ISP, followed by a colon, and the port number that you gave your camera (e.g., http://220.127.116.11:83). It is not necessary to enter the colon and port number if you are using the default Web server port 80. To access from a computer on your local (home) network, simply enter the local IP Address of the Camera. (e.g., 192.168.0.146). Viewing the DCS-2100+ Remotely 24 Using the DCS-2100+ with an Internet browser If you are following this manual in the order it is presented, you should now have an operating DCS-2100+ Internet Camera configured with the Installer program. You also have installed the IP Surveillance software from the CD. This section of the manual will deal with using the Internet Camera in two parts:
! Using the DCS-2100+ with an Internet browser and accessing
the screens to control and monitor the camera.
! Using IP Surveillance softwarewith the DCS-2100+.
Open your Internet Explorer Web browser and enter the IP address for your Internet Camera. In the example, this address is 192.168.0.146. Your address may differ.
If a window appears asking to install a Verisign certificate for authentication Click Yes. 25
Using the DCS-2100+ with an Internet browser (continued) Home Page Screen
The image from the DCS-2100+ should be visible from the Home page on your computer monitor.
There are two buttons on the left side of the Home page: Connection Type and Configuration.
Click on the Connection Type button to change settings related to the connection.
Click Connection Type 26 Using the DCS-2100+ with an Internet browser (continued) Home > Connection Type Screen
The following options are available from the Connection Type screen: Media Option: Allows a user to disable audio when viewing video. Protocol Option The UDP Protocol should be chosen for the most users. Generally, the client computer will automatically try these protocols in the following order, UDP -> TCP -> HTTP. After the client connects to the DCS-2100+ successfully, the working protocol will be displayed in Protocol Option. The chosen protocol will be recorded in the user‚Äôs PC and used for the next connection. If the network environment is changed or users want to let the Web browser automatically detect the protocol, select UDP manually and click Save to change the setting and return Home to reconnect with the new setting. Options: UDP Protocol - Offers the highest image and video quality. However, packet losses will diminish image quality when bandwidth becomes restricted. TCP Protocol - Packet loss is less likely to occur compared to UDP when bandwidth is restricted. HTTP Protocol - If the network is protected by a firewall and it opens HTTP port (80) only, HTTP protocol must be selected. In this mode, audio is disabled and only video can be viewed.
Click the Home tab to return to the DCS-2100+ Home page. 27 Using the DCS-2100+ with an Internet browser (continued) Home > Configuration
There are 5 tabs across the top of the Configuration screen. From each tab, different elements of the DCS-2100+ can be configured. The Advanced tab is the default screen in Configuration and Network is the default screen under Advanced.
Any changes made to these settings will require the system to restart to validate. Make sure every field is correctly typed before clicking on Apply. 28 Using the DCS-2100+ with an Internet browser (continued) Configuration > Advanced > Network Reset IP Address at next boot
Once the DCS-2100+ is configured, this box should be unchecked at all times. If the box has been checked and the connection is lost, either run IP Installer or PING the IP Address of the camera from a command prompt to regain the connection. General Settings IP address -
Necessary for network identification. Subnet mask -
Used to determine if the destination is in the same subnet. The default value is ‚Äú255.255.255.0.‚ÄĚ Default router -
The router used to forward frames to destinations in a different subnet. Invalid router settings may cause the failure of transmissions to a different subnet. Primary DNS -
Primary domain name server that translates names to IP addresses. Secondary DNS -
Secondary domain name server to backup the primary one. HTTP Settings HTTP Port-
Can be set to other than the default port 80. When the administrator changes the HTTP port of the DCS-2100+ (which has an IP address of 192.168.0.100) from 80 to 8080, users must type http://192.168.0.100:8080 in the Web browser bar. 29 Using the DCS-2100+ with an Internet browser (continued) Configuration > Advanced >Network Settings (continued) Streaming Settings Control channel port -
It can be set to other than the default port 5001 to correspond with the port opened by the firewall. Audio channel port -
It can be set to other than the default port 5002 to
correspond with the port opened by the firewall. Video channel port -
It can be set to other than the default port 5003 to
correspond with the port opened by the firewall. Improve audio quality in low bandwidth environment -
In a low bandwidth network environment you can
check this option to improve audio quality by
sacrificing some real-time synchronization. WLAN Configuration Settings SSID -
(Service Set Identifier) is a name that identifies a
wireless network. Access Points and wireless
clients attempting to connect to a specific WLAN
(Wireless Local Area Network) must use the
same SSID. The default setting is default. Wireless Mode-
Click on the pull-down menu; select from the following options: Infrastructure - connecting the WLAN using an
Access Point such as the DWL-1000AP+. (The default setting.) Ad-Hoc ‚Äď wireless mode used when connecting
directly to a computer equipped with a wireless
adapter in a peer-to-peer environment. 30 Using the DCS-2100+ with an Internet browser (continued) Configuration > Advanced >Network Settings (continued) Channel -
The default wireless channel setting is channel 6. Select the channel that is the same as the
other wireless devices on your network. TX Rate-
Select the transmission rate on the network. 22 Mbps is the default setting. Preamble-
Select Long or ShortPreamble. The Preamble defines the length of the CRC block (Cyclic
Redundancy Check is a common technique for
detecting data transmission errors) for
communication between the Access Point and
the roaming wireless Network adapters. Long Preamble is the default setting. Note: High network traffic areas should use the shorter preamble type. Data Encryption -
Enable Encryption by clicking on the box. The DCS-2100+ has Encryption disabled as the default setting. Auth mode -
Choose one of the following authorization modes: Open Authentication -
Communicates the key across the network. Shared Authentication - Allows communication only with other devices
with identical WEP settings. Auto -
Will automatically adjust to the Authentication
mode of the wireless client. Key type -
Select the key length, either 64, 128 or 256 bits. Key Format -
Select an ASCII or hexadecimal key format. Key Index -
You can create up to 4 different security keys. Click Apply to make changes effective 31 Using the DCS-2100+ with an Internet browser (continued) Configuration > Advanced > Mail & FTP
Click the Mail&FTP button from the Configuration screen to access video settings that control sending images via email and FTP. SMTP SMTP (mail) server 1-
The domain name or IP address of an external mail server. Recipient email address 1 - The email address of recipients for snapshots or
a system log file. Multiple recipients must be separated by a semicolon ‚Äú;‚ÄĚ SMTP (mail) server 2 -
The domain name or IP address of a secondary mail server used if the primary mail server is unreachable. Recipient email address 2 - The email address of recipients for the secondary
server. Return email address-
A return email address to use if the snapshot or system log email fails to send. 32 Using the DCS-2100+ with an Internet browser (continued) Configuration > Advanced > Mail & FTP (Continued) FTP Settings Local FTP server port -
It can be other than default port 21. If you find that
you want to change the port to a port number
other than 21, you will need to specify the port
when connecting to the FTP server. For example
FTP://18.104.22.168:60 (if you are to use port 60 for
your FTP server port) 1st FTP server -
The domain name or IP address of the external
FTP server. The following user settings must be
correctly configured for remote access. 1st FTP user name -
Granted user name on the external FTP server. 1st FTP password -
Granted password on the external FTP server. 1st FTP remote folder -
Granted folder on the external FTP server. The
string must conform to the external FTP server.
Some FTP servers cannot accept a preceding
slash symbol before the path if there is no virtual
path mapping. Refer to the instructions of the
external FTP server for details. The folder privilege
must be open for upload. Primary FTP Passive Mode-
If the DCS-2100+ is located inside a network that
is protected by a firewall, a data connection for
FTP may be prohibited. Passive mode FTP can
bypass this rule and allow the uploading of
snapshots. If the passive mode is selected, the DCS-2100+ can automatically attempt to upload
in active mode if the external FTP server does
not support passive mode. 33 Using the DCS-2100+ with an Internet browser (continued) Configuration > Advanced > Mail & FTP (Continued) 2nd FTP server -
The domain name or IP address of the external FTP server. 2nd FTP user name -
Granted user name on the backup FTP server. 2nd FTP password -
Granted password on the backup FTP server. 2nd FTP remote folder -
Granted folder on the backup FTP server. Secondary FTP passive Mode -
Passive mode setting for the backup FTP server.
Click Apply to make changes effective
Invalid settings may cause the DCS-2100+ to not respond. Change the configuration settings only if necessary. Consult with your network administrator or your Internet Service Provider (ISP) if you do not have the necessary information. If you cannot connect to the camera, refer to page 92 for camera reset and restore factory settings procedures. 34 Using the DCS-2100+ with an Internet browser (continued) Configuration > Advanced > Video Click the Video button from the Configuration screen to access video settings that affect how the video image appears.
Click Video Text on video -
Text will be displayed in the black bar above the video window with the timestamp. The timestamp is captured from the date and time of the DCS-2100+ and is maintained by a built-in real-time clock. Color -
Select the option for color or monochrome video display. Size -
Three options exist for two sizes of video display: Normal is the default video display mode. Half is a quarter size of Normal. Half x 2 has the same video size as Normal but image quality is reduced and it consumes less network bandwidth. 35 Using the DCS-2100+ with an Internet browser (continued) Configuration > Advanced > Video (Continued) Power line frequency
Fluorescent lights may intermittently flash depending (for fluorescent light)
on the AC power line frequency. Change the frequency setting to eliminate a flashing image when the light source is fluorescent light. Maximum frame rate-
Limits the maximum refresh frame rate. The frame rate is used with the Video quality control setting (below) to optimize bandwidth utilization and video quality. Video quality control-
To fix the bandwidth utilization regardless of the video quality, choose Fix bit rate and select the desired bandwidth. The video quality may be reduced in order to send maximum frames with limited bandwidth, especially when images change drastically. For higher video detail regardless of the bandwidth selection, select Fix quality and select a video quality level. This setting will utilize more bandwidth to send the maximum frames when images change drastically. Flip -
Vertically rotate the video. Mirror -
Horizontally rotate the video. Check both flip and mirror if the DCS-2100+ is to be installed upside down. White balance -
Choose the suitable option for the best color temperature.
Click Apply to make changes effective 36 Using the DCS-2100+ with an Internet browser (continued) Recommendations for setting video for the best performance:
‚ÄúBest performance‚ÄĚ means the image refresh rate should be the fastest possible and the video quality should be the best possible at the lowest network bandwidth possible. Three factors, Maximum frame rate, Fix bit rate, and Fix quality in the Video Configuration page, are related to performance. My priority is real-time motion images To achieve a real-time visual effect, the network bandwidth should be large enough to transmit 20 image frames per second (fps) or more. If you are on a broadband network over 1 Mbps, you can set Fix bit Rate to 1000Kbps or 1200Kbps, or set Fix quality to achieve the maximum frames. The maximum frame rate is 25 in 50Hz system and 30 in 60Hz system. If your network bandwidth is more than 384Kbps, you can adjust Fix bit rate according to your bandwidth and set the maximum frame rate of 25 to 30.
If the images vary dramatically in your environment, you may slow down the maximum frame rate to 20 to decrease the transmitted data for better video quality. Since the human eye could not easily differentiate between 20 and 25 or 30 frames per second, the slower frame rate will not be noticed. If your network bandwidth is below 384 Kbps, you should adjust the bit rate according to your bandwidth and experiment to allow for the best frame rate that can be achieved. The faster frame rate in a slow network will blur the images. You may also try to choose Half in size option for better images or Half x 2 for larger image size. Because the network has burst constraints and everyone‚Äôs environment is not the same, any poor connection will impair normal performance. My priority is clear identification for each image To have the best video quality, you should set Fix quality to detailed or excellent and tune the Maximum frame rate to suit your network bandwidth. If you get some broken pictures in a slow network, you can set TCP protocol in Connection type for a more accurate transmission but the received images may have a lag. Note that any slow connection with multiple users will impair performance. 37 Using the DCS-2100+ with an Internet browser (continued) Recommendations for setting video for the best performance (continued): I want to compromise between real-time and clear images If you have a broadband network, set Fix quality to Good image quality, or higher, instead of setting the Bit rate. Otherwise, fix the bit rate according to your actual network speed and set the frame rate to 30. If the image quality is low, select a lower frame rate above 15. If the image quality is still not improved, select a lower bit rate. Configuration > Advanced > Image Settings
Click Image Settings
Click the Image Settings button from the Configuration screen to access the settings that affect how the video image appears.
From this screen you can fine tune the video image.
Image Brightness,Contrast, Saturation and Hue are all adjusted in the same manner. For each video compensation you can set from among eleven levels ranged from -5 to +5. The default setting is zero for each adjustment.
You may press
to fine-tune the image and see what affect the setting
will have on the image. When the image is acceptable, press
to store the
image settings, or
to recall the original settings. If settings are changed
without saving, they will be used until the next system start-up. 38
Using the DCS-2100+ with an Internet browser (continued) Configuration > Advanced > Motion Detection
Click the Motion Detection button from the Configuration screen to access settings that affect how the DCS-2100+ Internet Camera can serve as a security device by recording only when motion is detected.
Click Motion Detection Enable motion detection - Check this option to turn on the motion detection. Window Name -
The text entered here will show at the top of the window. Sensitivity -
Sets the measurable difference between two sequential images that would indicate motion. Percentage -
Sets the amount of motion in the window being monitored that is required to initiate a motion detected alert. Note: Setting a higher sensitivity and a lower percentage makes any motion more easily detected. 39 Using the DCS-2100+ with an Internet browser (continued) Configuration > Advanced >Motion Detection (continued) New -
Click to add a new window. A maximum of three windows can be opened simultaneously. Use your mouse to drag the window frame to resize or the title bar to move. Clicking on the ‚Äėx‚Äô at the upper right corner of the window will close the window. Save -
Saves the related settings of that window.
To display motion detection, a graphic bar will rise or fall depending on the image variation.
A green bar means the image variation is under the monitoring level, and no motion detection alert is triggered. A red bar means the image variation is over the monitoring level and a motion detected alert is triggered. When the bar goes red, the window that the motion is detected in will also be outlined in red (note: remember that you can have up to 3 windows selected for motion detection). You can return to the DCS-2100+ Home Page and the monitored window will not be visible, but the red frame will show on the home page when motion is detected. 40
Using the DCS-2100+ with an Internet browser (continued) Configuration > Tools > Admin Click on the Tools tab to access 4 utility screens for controlling and administering the DCS-2100+. The default screen in Tools is the Admin screen.
The DCS-2100+ is manufactured without any passwords by default. This allows the ability to access the DCS-2100+ (including the Configuration) by anyone as long as the IP address is known. It is recommended that you enter a password if the DCS-2100+ is intended to be accessed by others.
Type a password in the New Password field to enable protection, and then confirm the password in Confirm Password field.
This password is used to identify the administrator. You can add accounts with User name and User Password for other users in the Add user section.
You can provide up to twenty accounts for other users / visitors. Each account identifies the access right. This allows multiple visitors to share the same account of different levels. An option to Permit to access DI/DO (Digital In/Digital Out) is provided for each account. Some users may need to be prohibited from controlling your attached security devices. 41
Using the DCS-2100+ with an Internet browser (continued) Configuration > Tools > Admin (continued) Guest account:
This option allows a user to connect to a camera with view-only privileges. User name is demo. No password is required. This is useful for demonstrations and keeps guests separate from users with accounts. Configuration > Tools > System Click on the System button to access the Systemsettings from the Tools menu.
Click System Host name -
The text will display as the title at the top of the main page. Turn off the LED
Check this option to shut off the LED next to the lens. indicator -
This will prevent anyone from observing the operation of the Internet Camera. 42 Using the DCS-2100+ with an Internet browser (continued) Configuration > Tools > System Keep current date and
Click to save the current date and time of time - DCS-2100+. An internal real-time clock maintains the date and time even when the power is off. Sync with computer time- Synchronize the date and time of DCS-2100+
with the local computer. The date and time of the PC is displayed and updated in the DCS-2100+. Manual -
Adjust the date and time according to what is entered by the administrator. Notice the format in the related field while typing. Automatic -
Synchronize with the NTP server over the Internet whenever the DCS-2100+ starts up. It will fail if the assigned timeserver cannot be reached. NTP server -
Assign the IP address or domain name of the timeserver. Leaving the text box blank will let the DCS-2100+ connect to default timeservers. Time zone -
Used to adjust the hour of timeservers for local settings.
Click Apply to make changes effective 43 Using the DCS-2100+ with an Internet browser (continued) Configuration > Tools > Applications
Click on the Applications button to access the Applicationssettings from the Tools menu. http://192.168.0.146 44 Using the DCS-2100+ with an Internet browser (continued) Configuration > Tools > Applications (Continued) Weekly schedule: Sunday through Saturday - Select the weekdays that should perform the
following operations: Snapshots begin at -
Set the time to start operations. Setting the begin time the same as the stop time will
force the operations to run continuously. Snapshots stop at -
Sets the time to stop the operations. Event operation: Delay second(s) before detecting next event -
Sets the time delay before restarting to check the
trigger condition when the current condition is
triggered. Take snapshots at second(s) after event -
After a snapshot is taken because of a trigger,
another snapshot will be taken after the
configured time in seconds. Trigger condition -
There are 4 conditions related to the digital input
and three windows for motion detection. There
can be multiple selections. Select the appropriate
digital input condition according to the
characteristics of the external device. High or low
indicate external voltage input for level trigger,
while rising or falling is for edge trigger. There
are three windows shown for the name you
defined for motion detection. Undefined will
show instead of the window title if motion
detection is not setup yet. Reset output -
Check and save this option to reset the external
device at the digital output back to the original
state. 45 Using the DCS-2100+ with an Internet browser (continued) Configuration > Tools > Applications (Continued) Trigger action -
There are four options for two actions regarding
either trigger condition. They can have multiple
selections. While choosing the trigger output
alarm, the digital output will short both pins to
connect the circuit of the attached external
device; otherwise both pins will be open. While
choosing to upload snapshots, the method can
be either email or FTP. The snapshot names will
be ‚Äúvideopre.jpg‚ÄĚ, videotrg.jpg‚ÄĚ, and
‚Äúvideopos.jpg‚ÄĚ respectively for the snapshots
before event, right upon event, and after event.
The date and time suffix may be added according
to the option. Confirm the external mail or FTP
server settings in network configuration. Sequential operation Snapshot every
The camera will send snapshots at the specified second(s) -
interval to the external server according to the chosen method. Remember this operation is dependent to the weekly schedule. Send snapshots by email - Any upload action specified in the options above
will use the method chosen here. The captured snapshot named ‚Äúvideo.jpg‚ÄĚ will be attached in the email with subject ‚ÄúPeriodic snapshots.‚ÄĚ Send snapshots by FTP - The captured snapshots will upload to the
external FTP server with the file name depending on the next option. 46 Using the DCS-2100+ with an Internet browser (continued) Configuration > Tools > Applications (Continued) FTP put snapshots with date and time suffix -
If the suffix is added, the captured date and time can be easily differentiated from the snapshot file name in either sequential or event operation. For instance, ‚Äúvideo@20020102030405.jpg‚ÄĚ means the JPEG image was captured at 4 minutes and 5 seconds after 3 o‚Äôclock, January 2nd, A.D. 2002. If the suffix is omitted, the file named ‚Äúvideo.jpg‚ÄĚ on the external FTP server will be refreshed at the specified interval.
Click Apply to make changes effective Configuration > Tools > Default
Click on the Default button to access the factory Default settings from the Tools menu. http://192.168.0.146
Click Apply on the screen to restore the factory default settings. This means
any changes made will be lost and the system will be reset to the initial status
when shipped from the factory. After confirmation, the system will restart and
require the IP Installer software program to setup the DCS-2100+. 47 Using the DCS-2100+ with an Internet browser (continued) Configuration > Status > Device Info Click on the Status tab to access Device Info and a Log of DCS-2100+ system activity. The Device Info is the default screen when you click on the Status tab. http://192.168.0.146
Click Device Info
The Device Info screen lists the following important settings that are currently set for the DCS-2100+
! Firmware Version number ! Mac Address ! IP Address ! Subnet Mask ! Default router address ! Primary DNS address ! Secondary DNS Address 48
Using the DCS-2100+ with an Internet browser (continued) Configuration > Status > Log
Click on the Log button to access a system log of system activity from the Status menu. The content of the log file reveals useful information about the current configuration and connection logged after the DCS-2100+ boots up.
Click Log Configuration > Help Click on the Help tab to access descriptions of the particular function you need help with. The help screen is organized in the order of the tabs and then each menu item under that tab. 49 Using IP Surveillance Software Upon completion of the installation of the IP Surveillance software, you can run the Monitor program (for monitoring and recording from the DCS-2100+) from the Windows folder: Start\ Program Files\D-Link\IP Surveillance\Monitor or the directory you specified during the installation. There is also a Playback program (for accessing and playing video captured in the Monitor program.) The Playback program is detailed starting on page 70. Before using the IP Surveillance programs you will be asked to set the admin (administrator) password. The admin password should be at least 6 characters in length.
A successful message box will show if you set the admin password successfully. Monitor Program
An Authentication dialog box will appear. Enter ‚Äúadmin‚ÄĚ as the login for the first time and enter a password. You will see the Monitor program on your display. 50 Using IP Surveillance Software (continued)
Control up to 16 DCS-2100+ Internet cameras from this screen. Minimum Requirements for Multiple Camera Configurations: For 1 to 4 channels: Minimum Requirements OS: MS Windows2000/XP/ME/98SE CPU: Intel 500 MHz Pentium III or above SDRAM: 128 MB SDRAM Hard Disk: 40GB For 5 to 9 channels: Minimum Requirements OS: MS Windows2000/XP CPU: Intel 933 MHz Pentium III or above SDRAM: 128 MB SDRAM Hard Disk: 40GB For 10 to 16 channels: Optimal Requirements OS: MS Windows2000/XP CPU: Intel 2.0 GHz MHz Pentium IV or above SDRAM: 256 MB SDRAM Hard Disk: 40GB Display Chip: nVidia, TNT2, GeForce with 32 MB display memory or above 51 Using IP Surveillance Software (continued) Monitor Program Main Screen:
Image Layout Area
Hard Disk Status
Features Menu & Alert
Descriptions of the sections of the Monitor program Main screen:
! Miscellaneous functions: Including quitting the application, snapshot, full screen monitoring, and the Function menu for setting Global Settings, Camera Configuration, and Backup of data. Tips are provided when you move the mouse cursor on them.
! Channel area This area displays the status of each video channel (camera) including: connection, recording, camera selected, and alert information.
! Video area In this area, you can see the video of the accessed channel, and some convenient controls.
! Layout area You can change the monitoring layout in this area such as 1 fullscreen image of 1 camera or up to 16 images of different cameras. 52 Using IP Surveillance Software (continued)
! Recording settings You can record video onto your hard disk. The recording schedule is configured in the Scheduler.
! Hard disk status In this area, you can get the hard disk status. This informs you of the available disk space remaining.
! DI/DO control Receive the digital input signal and send digital output signal.
! Alert Message Display the last alert messages. Logging In You need to login to use the IP Surveillance software system. There are two privileges in the account-password system: the admin (administrator) and the general user.
If you have administrator privileges, you have the right to do the following:
Run the configuration tool
Change the recording schedule
Change the local settings
General users can only monitor the surveillance videos and change the layout of the Monitor program, but they do not have the right to change any configuration settings including recording schedules and local settings. 53
Using IP Surveillance Software (continued) Configuring a DCS-2100+ in IP Surveillance When you first login, you should configure the DCS-2100+ from the Camera Configuration screen found in the Function menu. Once you set up the administrator privilege, you can access the Camera Configuration screen.
A warning message will appear to warn you that any recording that is occurring will stop when you access Camera Configuration. Home > Camera Configuration Screen
Local Settings 54 Using IP Surveillance Software (continued) Home > Camera Configuration Screen (continued)
In the Local Settings there are four main functions: Insert ‚Äď To add cameras to the camera list, specify the IP address and port, click the Insert button. The program will try to connect to the DCS-2100+. If the connection succeeds, the admin password of the remote DCS-2100+ camera is required. If you provide the correct password, the camera will be inserted in the list. Delete ‚Äď This will delete the selected camera from the camera list. Password ‚Äď Changes the local ‚Äúadmin‚ÄĚ password. Stop ‚Äď Provides a way to stop the network connection if the connection freezes for a long time. 55 Using IP Surveillance Software (continued) Changing the Camera Order in the List You can drag and drop the gray area (fixed area) of the camera list grid to change the arrangement of cameras. This makes it easy to rearrange the cameras.
Left-click in the gray area.
Move the mouse to the location you want and release the mouse button. Here video 1 will be moved to the 10th row. Motion Window and Alert Settings Show Window Options ‚Äď If Motion Detection is enabled for the selected DCS-2100+ camera, each motion window can be turned on in Show Window Options. Once the motion window is turned on, it will be shown as a green rectangle in monitoring screen. If you just want to see the motion window when alerted, you can also turn on the alert window separately. The alert window will be shown in red rectangle when an alert occurs. Alert Settings ‚Äď Some special actions can be performed, such as generating an alert sound or starting recording when motion is detected or a digital input is triggered. The digital input can be high-triggered or low-triggered. It depends on your setting. You can also specify the period to record after the alert-trigger. 56 Using IP Surveillance Software (continued) Saving the Changes
Once you click the Save button, the changes in the configuration will be saved and will validate immediately. Global Settings
Click on the Global Settings item from the Function Menu.
This area indicates backup status and last backup time Snapshot Directory ‚Äď The directory for storing the snapshot data. Recording Directory ‚Äď The directory for storing the recorded video data. Scheduler Directory ‚Äď The directory for storing the schedules used for
recording. 57 Using IP Surveillance Software (continued) Reserved space ‚Äď Indicates how many bytes should be reserved on the hard disk. If the recording data exceeds disk capacity, the new video data will replace the oldest data (if Cycle Recording box is checked). This space can be adjusted with the sliding bar below it. Modulation Mode ‚Äď For selecting the input signal format (NTSC for US use, or PAL that is used mostly in Europe). Alert Sound ‚Äď Select the sound file of your choice in Windows to play when there is an alert. Display options ‚Äď In each video frame, there are two status bars which contain Camera location, Connect time, Remote time and Record time. All of them can be individually enabled here.
Location (Channel number + Text on Video)
Recording Time (day hour:min)
Connect Time (day hour:min) 1day 04:17 0 day 00:15 Backup Settings ‚Äď Select the backup directory, the backup size of your media, and the backup locations. You can also delete backup locations here. The maximum locations cannot exceed 32. Last Backup Time ‚Äď Indicates the last time a backup occurred. All Backup means all the data in this location has been backed up, and No Data means there is no data stored in this location. Internet Settings ‚Äď Set the proxy and IP filters. 58 Using IP Surveillance Software (continued)
Check here to enable proxy.
Set the proxy & port
Check here to enable filter
Enter IP address to add
Add an IP address
Delete an IP address
Click OK If you enable proxy server and enable IP restriction, the listed IP addresses will not use the proxy. Connecting to the DCS-2100+ Once you connect to the DCS-2100+, you can drag and drop a camera into the video area to begin viewing video from the camera.
In the channel area, if you do not set up the camera, the color of the camera number will be gray. Once you set up the camera, the color of the camera number will turn to blue. You can drag and drop the camera into the video area, and apply other features if you have the privileges by logging on as an administrator (admin).
There is a unique light signal above each camera‚Äôs number. This indicates the status of the camera: Off ‚Äď Camera is not connected. Green ‚Äď The green light means the camera is connected. Red ‚Äď The red light indicates the camera is both connected and in
recording mode. Blink ‚Äď If motion detection is enabled, an alert occurs and the light will
blink. 59 Using IP Surveillance Software (continued) Adding a Channel: Adding a new camera as a channel can be accomplished with a simple drag and drop procedure. After you have inserted the camera from the Camera Configuration screen in the Function Menu, the channel number (shown below) will change from grayed out to blue (see page 55 to Insert a camera): 1. Click on the number of the camera that was inserted previously: 2. Hold the mouse button down and drag the channel number onto a droppable video area. The video from the new camera will be displayed in this video display and the light above the camera number changes from off to green.
to be viewed in the video area
Connected & Monitoring
Configured channel (but not connected)
Not configured channel
Recording button 60 Using IP Surveillance Software (continued) Stop Monitoring a Channel:
To stop monitoring a video channel, you can drag and drop the video (in the video area) to the trash can. To delete a channel: 1. Select the video display of the channel to be discarded. 2. Move the mouse cursor to the channel number. 3. Press and hold the left mouse button, the cursor will change if the cursor is located in a droppable area. 4. Drag the cursor to the trash can and release the mouse button to delete the channel.
Droppable Areas Moving Channels to Another Video Area:
The drag and drop procedure also applies to the moving or exchanging of video channels. In the video area, if you want to exchange the videos of different channels, you can drag the video and drop it where you want to locate the video. If the destination video box is empty, then the video in the source video box will be shown on the destination video box, and the source video box will be empty. If the destination video box contains video of some channel, then the videos in the source and destination video box will be exchanged. 61 Using IP Surveillance Software (continued) The Layout There are six layouts in the monitor tool. You can select (by left-clicking on the icon) which videos you want to monitor. In each layout, you can drag and drop the ‚Äúchannel number‚ÄĚ to any video box in the video area. If all conditions are okay, then the video will appear in the video box, and the old video is replaced.
6 Camera Layout
9 Cameras Layout
16 Camera Layout
The video positions in each layout are saved for the next time the layout is selected for monitoring.
When you want to view one individual camera, you can double-click on the video in the video area. The layout has now changed to the larger, single image display. You can click the up or down button to view different cameras, and clicking the Back button will switch to the previous selected layout.
Back to Previous Layout
Double-click to switch to larger size Video
Switch Between Cameras 62 Using IP Surveillance Software (continued) Record & Schedule Record ‚Äď Record the selected channel manually. Stop ‚Äď Stop recording the selected channel manually. Scheduling ‚Äď Arrange recording schedule Enable Scheduler ‚Äď Record according to the scheduler settings. DI/DO Control Only one user with the administrator privilege can access the DI/DO control at the same time. Refer to the following figure to control.
Digital Input is High
Set Digital Output to Low
Set Digital Output to High Alert Message 63 Using IP Surveillance Software (continued)
If you turn on the Alert function, and a trigger is set off by motion, an alert message will show in this window. The message format is described as follows: ‚Äútime‚ÄĚ=>‚ÄĚalert type‚ÄĚ #‚ÄĚchannel number‚ÄĚ(‚Äúwin1‚ÄĚ,‚ÄĚwin2",‚ÄĚwin3")
For example, the message ‚Äú03:47:25 PM=>MO #5(0,1,1)‚ÄĚ means that a motion detection alert occurred at 03:47:25 PM in motion window 2 and in motion window 3. Backup
The Backup function archives recorded data based on the location and size you previously selected in Global Settings. You can duplicate the backup data to a removable device such as CD-ROM, ZIP disk, DVD-RAM or tape manually. After the backup starts, you cannot configure the camera or change any settings. You can cancel the backup process by selecting the Cancel Backup option. After the backup completes, a message appears informing you the backup is complete. 64 Using IP Surveillance Software (continued) Miscellaneous Functions Quit ‚Äď Closes the application and saves last settings. Full Screen ‚Äď Switch to full screen video, double click the screen to return to the previous view. Local Time ‚Äď Displays the current time. Snapshot ‚Äď Takes a snapshot from the selected video and saves it as a bitmap file. You can set the directory in Global Settings. Stop Alert Sound ‚Äď Whenever an alert occurs, the alert sound will start to play. You can press this button to stop the alert sound and see the alert messages. Scheduling The recording scheduler helps you to schedule the recording time of the video from the DCS-2100+. You can easily specify the time of recording via both the graphic user interface and time period selection. Features include:
Easy to use graphical user interface
One-on-one camera scheduling
Up to 9 schedule schemes for each camera
Automatic period recording
To enable scheduling, click the Enable Scheduler box in the Record Settings from the main screen of the Monitor program. 65 Using IP Surveillance Software (continued) The layout of the scheduler tool is divided into 9 sections. For ease of use,
you may skip to section 7. In section 7, when you input the date, hour and
minute, the times you have selected will appear in the Hour, Day, Week and
Month time-lines (sections 1,2,3 and 4 illustrated here.) Section 1 of the scheduler tool is the Hour time-line. When you input the hour in section 7 it will be illustrated in section 1. Alternately, you can enter the scheduling hour in this timeline although it may be a less efficient method of inputting the information. You can refer to the Schedule With Time Lines section in the following pages. Section 2 is the Day time-line. When you
schedule the day in section 7, the result is
3 Section 3 is the Week time-line.
7 Section 4 is the Month time-line. Section 5 is the Current year selector. Choose
the year here that will be
displayed in Section 7. Section 8 is the Section 7 consists of Begin Time Period time selector, End time Section 6 is the selector. Select the selector, Period selector, camera selection and
period of time at Addition button, and Erase editing area it provides
which the settings button. These components
the IP addresses and
will apply. The Add
help you choose a period of
location information for
and Erase buttons
time in which to add or delete
your reference. There is
are also in this
records in the schedule.
an editing schedule
section. A detailed
space for saving a
explanation of these
features can be
This will be explained in
found in the Section 9 contains the
further detail on the
operation buttons. These
will be explained in the following pages. 66 Using IP Surveillance Software (continued) Current Year Settings And Camera Selector for the Recording function
By default, the scheduler is running with the current date selected on the time-lines and Date-time picker. Therefore, the current scheduling year is the year that you run the scheduler tool. To change the year setting:
Use the up (increase) and
down (decrease) arrows to adjust the year setting.
The Date-time selector in Section 7 (see above) will change the year concurrently. If you change the year with the Date-time selector, the current year setting will also be changed.
The following is the Camera selector:
Here you can make two kinds of schedules: a schedule associated with a specific camera, or a general schedule that is not applied to a specific camera.
If you want to make a schedule that does not belong to any camera, select the first row for editing.
If you want to create a schedule for a specific camera, then click on the row of the camera you wish to schedule. Select the Begin and End Times. Add any other settings you wish to make. Clickthe Add icon to save the changes. Add selected Erase selected period period schedule schedule 67 Using IP Surveillance Software (continued)
If users have configured the IP Surveillance software and the DCS-2100+ camera, the IP address and location will show the correct setting. Please note that when users switch between cameras, the changing of the schedule will be saved automatically. The Schedule-Record-File operations
There are six related buttons. These buttons are illustrated on a prior page, as section 9 in the Scheduling window: Load:
This operation allows the users to load other schedules from the schedule database for this camera. Clear:
This operation will clear all the schedule markers in the current editing area. Save:
This button is for applying the changes for the current schedule. Save As:
To save the current schedule-record-file to another file name. Undo:
Undo the most recent changes. Close:
Click Close to close this window. 68 Using IP Surveillance Software (continued) Schedule with Time Picker
Remember to make the Begin Time earlier than the End Time. Otherwise the Add action will be ignored. Select period Once Every Hour Every Day Every Week
After you have made your Begin Time and End Time selections, select a period. You may want to record only Once, or you may want to record Every hour, Every day, Every week or Every Month. Add Erase selected selected period period schedule schedule
When you choose Every Hour, the recording scheduler will be guided only by the minutes setting. Every hour recording will occur during the minutes that have been selected. (e.g., if the Begin Time was 2:20pm and the End Time was 7:40pm then the recording would be in effect from 20 minutes past the hour to 40 minutes past the hour for every hour of the day.)
Similarly, if you choose Every day then only the hour and the minute setting will apply. If you choose Every week then only the day of the week, the hour and the minute settings are valid. For Every Month, only the date (excluding the month and year), the hour and the minute are valid settings. 69 Using IP Surveillance Software (continued) Playback Program
The Playback program is a powerful tool to assist you in browsing the recorded video database. It has two display modes (Normal display mode, Preview Mode) and three playback methods (Full Range, Time Period, Events Preview). The main tools it provides include: Powerful play control tool:
Fast play (from x1 to x16)
Slow play (from /1 to /16) Convenient display adjustment tool:
Full screen Flexible searching range adjustment tool:
User input (from full range to 1 second)
Zoom in (from full range to 10 seconds)
Zoom out (up to full range)
Full range Various exporting tools:
AVI file transducer
BMP file snapshot
Output to printer directly 70 Using IP Surveillance Software (continued) Playback Program (continued)
Installation of the IP Surveillance software is detailed in an earlier section of this manual titled Installation of IP Surveillance Software under the main section titled Software Installation. Logging-in Before you start the Playback software program, it is necessary to login. For security reasons, only the administrator account can login to Playback. To change the password of the admin account refer to the section of this manual titled Logging-In located in the main section Using IP Surveillance software. After completing the installation of IP Surveillance, you can run the Playback program from: Start\Program Files\D-Link\IP Surveillance\Playback or the directory you specified during the installation.
Area Selection Indicator
Pull Bar Area
The main window will be shown on the top of the screen and the display resolution will change to 1024x768 automatically. There are four main areas in the window: Display area, Histogramarea, Control area, and Status area. There are also three controls the Area selection indicator, the Frame selection indicator, and the Pull bar. Explanations of the main Playback screen follow: 71 Using IP Surveillance Software (continued) Playback Program (continued) Display Area
The display area shows the surveillance database of each camera by events triggered by an alert or by time. You can change the video size through the Display Adjustment Tool, and the playback method through the Play Control Tool. Under the normal display mode you can double click on the frame area to change the frame size to a 1:1 or 2.25:1 ratio. In the Preview mode, double clicking on any frame area can change the display mode to normal and show a 10-second interval including the event you selected. Histogram Area
The histogram is an interactive control. Not only can you get the event‚Äôs location in terms of time, but you can select a group of events or period from the event histogram area and show it on the display area. Control Area
The control area contains almost all the control selectors and toolboxes you need to browse the database (except the page control). The Page Control Tool is located on the right-bottom corner of the display area when the program is operating in the preview mode. These control tools include location selector, period selector, playback method selector, jog dial, display adjustment tool, exporting tool, and system control tool. Status Area
The Status Area is located at the bottom of the main window. It tells you about the program status including display mode, display size, display speed, exporting file format, and exporting file name. Area Selection Indicator
In the main Playback screen as shown above the display area has been highlighted with a yellow rectangle. This rectangle is the area selection indicator. This indicator can be set to either Display Area or Histogram Area, by moving your mouse cursor to the Area you want to select. When you select the Display Area, the Display Adjustment Tool will appear in the control area, and if you select the Histogram Area, the Display Adjustment Tool will disappear and the Searching Range Adjustment Tool will be shown in the control area. 72 Using IP Surveillance Software (continued) Playback Program (continued) Frame Selection Indicator
The frame selection indicator only appears when you change the display mode to Preview Mode. It appears as a red rectangle surrounding one of the nine Event Preview Frames. Once you select one of these frames, you can control its play status through the jog dial in the control area. Pull Bar
The Pull Bar is a fast, flexible control for seeking data in the selected time period. It represents the total length of time in that period. You can click or pull the indicator on the pull bar to the point you want to see. And the current displaying video will halt and start to play the video sequence from the point you choose. If the video sequence has been paused, the display area will show the point you select without playing. The Pull Bar will only function under the normal display mode. Settings
After the main window is shown on the screen, you must modify the settings to make it work properly. Click on the Settings button in the system control tool, and the dialog box appears on the screen as shown below:
Explanations of the Settings screen are on the following pages. 73 Using IP Surveillance Software (continued) Playback Program (continued) Database path
The most important item in the settings dialog is the database path setting. You must set it to the directory that contains the surveillance database to make the program work properly. AVI file location
It sets the storing directory when you export AVI files. The exported AVI files will be stored in the sub-directory under the directory you set here with the name of the location you select. Bitmap file location
It sets the directory to use the for snapshots when exported as bitmap files. These exported bitmap files will be stored in the sub-directory under the directory you set here with the name of the location you select. AVI Frame rate
This setting sets the amount of frames per second that will be used to convert a saved video into an AVI file. Change AVI compression mode
During the AVI compression mode selection, you can select one of the compression methods that your computer supports to export the AVI file. Alert window settings
There are three alert windows you can activate during using the monitor program. In the playback program, you can choose whether these alert windows will be shown or not. If you check one window, then you will see that rectangle in green or red color shown in the displaying video sequence. Modulation mode
The modulation mode should not be changed without knowledge of the various modes . The quality of the video depends on how you recorded the video sequence in the monitor program. If you select the wrong mode, the video shown in the display area will become deformed. If you choose the wrong modulation mode, you may open the settings dialog again, change to the correct mode, and restart the playback program, It should then display properly. 74 Using IP Surveillance Software (continued) Playback Program (continued) Control panel position
With this setting you can place the Control panel on either the left or the right of the screen.
Once you change the setting of modulation or Control panel position, you have to restart the program to for these changes to take effect. If you set the database path correctly, the video sequence will start displaying in the normal display mode when you click on the OK button. Normal (Single Frame) Mode
You can enter the Normal Mode when you:
Change the database path in the settings dialog
Change the location selector to another location
Change the playback method selector to Full Range
Change the playback method selector to Time Period
Double click on one of the nine frames in the display area under the preview mode.
Under the single frame mode, you can use all the tools the playback program provided except the Page Control. In this mode, the two labels under the pull bar show the start and end time of the period individually as shown below:
Period Start Time Label
Period End Time Label
2003/01/15 00:28:44 Histogram Area
The Histogram Area in the single frame mode only shows the event‚Äôs occurred time and the percentage of motion detection with red bars. If you want to access the Histogram Area, you must change the Area Selection Indicator to the Histogram Area. You can select a color-inverted region by dragging your mouse with the left button pressed. When you release the left button, the color-inverted region will be enlarged to the whole histogram area. 75 Using IP Surveillance Software (continued) Playback Program (continued) This color-inverted region will be the new time period the program is going to display. If you change your mind and don‚Äôt want to see that period, you can cancel it by just pressing the right button of your mouse with the left button still pressed. If you click on the left button without dragging it, the action will be the same as clicking on the Pull Bar in the same x-axis position. The dark regions mean there is no video data in that interval. If you click on those regions, nothing will happen except a warning message.
Dark Region Preview (Multiple Frame) Mode
You can enter the preview mode only when you change the playback method selector to Events Preview. Preview Mode helps you to identify the objects triggering the events via not only the time information and the alert percentage, but also the video preview playing. This allows you to easily examine different alert situations. Under the Preview Mode, the Pull Bar,Transducer button in Exporting Toolbox, and the Display Adjustment Toolbox are all disabled. The two labels under the pull bar show the displayed event number and the total event count individually. There are nine frames in the display area and these are referred to as ‚Äúone page‚ÄĚ. Each frame displays a 10-second interval video sequence that contains different events. You can use the Page Up and Page Down button in the page control to browse the events in the selected period with nine events per page. And the page status tells you the current page number and total page count as shown below:
Displayed Event Number
Total Event Count
Page Down 76 Using IP Surveillance Software (continued) Playback Program (continued) Histogram Area
The Histogram Area in the Preview Mode displays events that occurred previously as red bars, which represent the time and value of the event. Currently displayed events are represented by green bars and the selected event with blue bars. If you want to access the histogram area, you must change the Area Selection Indicator to the Histogram Area. You can select a color-inverted region by dragging your mouse with the left button pressed.
When you release the left button, the color-inverted region will be enlarged to the whole Histogram Area. This color-inverted region will be the new period the program is going to display. If you change your mind and don‚Äôt want to see that period, you can cancel it by just pressing the right button of your mouse with the left button still pressed. If you click on the left button without dragging it, the display area will show the event page closest to the point you select. The dark region means there is no video sequence in that interval. If you click on these dark regions a warning dialog will appear to inform there is no video sequence available. Selector tools
Playback method selector
Alert area selector Location Selector
The location selector is a control that lets you select the camera you want to see. The location information is the same as the location specified in the monitor program (see Global Settings in the Monitor program section). If there is more than one database in the same location, another dialog will appear (see below). You must select an interval in that dialog. The Playback program will automatically switch to that camera and start displaying. 77 Using IP Surveillance Software (continued) Playback Program (continued) Period Selector Period selector provides a precise way to choose the start time and the end time of a new period. The end time must be later than the start time. After you give the correct start and end time, clicking on the Play button in the jog dial will play the new period in the Display Area. If you change the period start and end time label, the Pull Bar and Histogram Area will change, too. If the selected period is not present in the database, the data in the Period Selector will change to the previous correct start and end time and a warning message will be displayed. Playback Method Selector Full Range
If you select this method, the database will be displayed from the beginning to the end of this location. Any change in the period selector will take no effect unless you change this selector to Time Period. Time Period
If you change the playback method to Time Period, you can modify the start and end time in the period selector. When you click on the Play button in the jog dial, the period you select will be displayed. Events Preview
This method will change the display mode from the normal display mode to the Preview Mode. 78 Using IP Surveillance Software (continued) Playback Program (continued)
Since the program will record the previous start and end time in Time Period and Events Preview mode. Any time you want to change the period selector to see another period, you must change the Playback Method Selector to the mode you want to use first. Otherwise, the Period Selector will revert back to the previous data used in Playback Method Selector. Alert Area Selector
In the Preview Mode, the Playback program only can show the event information of one alert window at a time. If you want to see the events of the other two alert area windows, you must change the alert area selector to other alert window numbers. In the normal display mode, the alert window that the alert area selector indicates will be highlighted with red rectangle if you checked that window in the settings dialog. The alert area selector will be changed to alert window zero, when you change the location selector to another one. Play Control
For the play control, a jog dial is used to provide the easiest way to control the displaying video sequence. Except the Play button, all other buttons can control the displaying frame in the normal display mode and the selected displaying frame in the Preview mode. Play
The Play button is an intelligent play interface. The function of this button will vary depending on differing circumstances. In the normal display mode, clicking on the Play button can restart the displaying video sequence. When in the Preview Mode, if you don‚Äôt change the data of Period Selector, clicking on this button only restarts the selected displaying frame. If the data of the period selector has been changed, clicking on the Play button will restart all frames to display the first nine events in the new period. 79 Using IP Surveillance Software (continued) Playback Program (continued) Stop
When you want to stop the displaying video sequence, you can click on the Stop button. Once you have pressed the Stop button, the start point will be reset to the start of the present period. Pause
The Pause button provides you a way to pause the displaying video sequence. When the displaying video is paused, clicking on the Pause button again will continue the video to display. Step Forward
This button is only valid when the displaying video sequence is paused. It will display the next frame in that period when you click on the Step Forward button one time. Fast Play and Slow Play
The DCS-2100+ supports up to 16X fast forward play and slow forward play. If you want to change the playing speed, move the speed indicator. To increase playing speed, move the indicator in the clockwise direction. And to decrease playing speed, move it in the counterclockwise direction. The current speed you set will be shown in the second column of status area. Display Adjustment Toolbox Using the Display Adjustment Toolbox, you can change the displaying video sequence to the size you want to see in the normal display mode when you move the area selection indicator to the display area. Below is the Display Adjustment Toolbox and its own three elements, i.e. Zoom In, Zoom Out, and Full Screen. Zoom In
When you click on the Zoom In button one time, the image size in the display area will be magnified 12.5 percent to the original size. The maximum zoom- in ratio 2.25:1 for NTSC modulation mode and 1.875:1 for PAL modulation mode. If you want to see the image in more detail, you can use the full screen function in the same toolbox. 80 Using IP Surveillance Software (continued) Playback Program (continued) Zoom Out
When you click on the Zoom Out button one time, the image size in the display area will be reduced 12.5 percent to the original size. To show the location and time information completely, the minimum zoom out ratio is limited in 0.5:1. Full Screen
When you click on the Full Screen button, the video sequence will be enlarged to fill the whole screen. You can double click on any place to return to the original state. When you switch to full screen display, you can press the Alt and Space keys together to pop the jog dial to control the displaying video sequence. Press the same keys again will close the jog dial. You can also press the Alt and Enter keys together to switch between the normal display and full screen display at any time when the program is under the normal display mode. Searching Range Adjustment Toolbox The Searching Range Adjustment Toolbox provides you a faster way to change the range of the displayed time period. By using this toolbox, you can browse the database of one location from any 10-second interval over its entire range. Below is the Searching Range Adjustment Toolbox with its own three elements: Zoom In, Zoom Out, and Full Range. Zoom In
Each time you click on the Zoom In button in the searching range adjustment toolbox, the displayed time period will be half in the center of the original time period until the period is equal to 10 seconds. You can see the new interval in more details. The scale of pull bar and alert histogram window changes and the period start and end time change, too. The period selector will show the new start and end time. And the display area will restart to display the new period from the new start time. 81 Using IP Surveillance Software (continued) Playback Program (continued) Zoom Out
Each time you click on the Zoom Out button in the searching range adjustment toolbox, the displayed time period will be double in the center of the original time period unless the start time or end time exceed the database boundary. The scale of pull bar and alert histogram window changes and the period start and end time change, too. The period selector will show the new start and end time. And the display area will restart to display the new period from the new start time. Full Range
As you click on the Full Range button, you will get the same functionality as if you changed the Playback Method Selector to Full Range. Exporting Toolbox You can check the database through the Playback programand also export the database to other media. Using the Exporting Toolbox, you can export the database to other more portable formats, such as AVI file, bitmap file or paper. Then you may use Programs such as Microsoft Windows Media Player
other programs to browse the exporting data. Under the normal display mode, you can use all the exporting tools. And under the Preview Mode, only snapshot and print can be used. Shown below are three elements of the Exporting Toolbox:Transducer, Snapshot and Print. Transducer
Using the Transducer tool, you can convert the displayed video sequence to an AVI format file. Just click on the Transducer button and a dialog box appears (shown below) asking to confirm transforming a database into an AVI file. When you click on the OK button, the conversion procedure will be started. 82 Using IP Surveillance Software (continued) Playback Program (continued)
The time required to Export data depends on the speed of the computer and processor that you are using. At any time during the export, you can click on the Stop button in the jog dial to stop the procedure. Then you will get an AVI file from the start time to the time you clicked the Stop button. The exported AVI filename will be generated automatically and will be listed in the fourth column of the status area. If you want to change the output directory, you can go to the Settings Window (See Page 73). To increase the quality of an exported AVI file, it is suggested to set the video format to normal size (please refer to the Camera Configurations section on Page 54 and Page 35 for setting the video format). Snapshot
When you click on the Snapshot button one time, the program will export a bitmap. In the normal display mode, the exporting bitmap is the image shown in the display area. And in the Preview Mode, it is the image that you selected through the Frame Selection Indicator. The size of the bitmap will be the same as that of the image you select. The exported bitmap filename will be generated automatically and listed in the fourth column of the status area. If you want to change the output directory, you can go to the Settings window. Print
When you click on the Print button, a dialog box appears. After you make your selection and send to the printer, the images on the Display Area will be printed out. 83 Using IP Surveillance Software (continued) Playback Program (continued) System Control Toolbox The System Control Toolbox provides basic operations for the playback program. The three elements of the system control toolbox:. Lock Window, Settings, and Quit. Lock Window
To protect your computer while left unattended you can click on the Lock Window button to lock the main window. Once you click this button, the main window will be hidden and the login dialog will appear. To return to the main window, you need to enter the admin password again. Settings
The settings dialog will pop up when you click the Settings button. For more information regarding these settings see Pages 73 and 74. Quit
The playback program will terminate when you click on the Quit button. If the AVI exporting procedure is running, this procedure will be stopped first. 84 Firmware Upgrades
The DCS-2100+ Internet Camera supports firmware upgrades (the software that controls the operation in the DCS-2100+). D-Link will supply the latest firmware version on the D-Link support Web site at: support.dlink.com.
To upgrade the firmware: Download the latest firmware file from D-Link. Click on the file Upgrade Wizard located on the CD enclosed with the DCS-2100+. Power on the DCS-2100+ and connect it to the Ethernet port of your computer. The Wizard will ask for the IP Address of your camera and for your administrator password:
The Upgrade Wizard will attempt to find the DCS-2100+. If it cannot, an error message indicating this will appear. 85