Host Manager

Table of Contents

Overview
List
Property
Add a Host to the List
Modify the Host
Remove Hosts from the List
Group
Add a Sub-group to the Group
Add a Node to the Group
Remove a Node from the Group
Edit the Group by Drag & Drop
Live Monitor
Local Search
Remote Search
Remote Configuration
Event Search
Speak
Remote DVR / NVR Control
Connect
Disconnect

Overview

The host stands for the network DVR server and network IP camera. Host Manager manages hosts and provides easy user interface to add, delete or modify the hosts. Additionally, it has basic actions that the user can connect to the host, disconnect from the host or remote control, etc.

Host Manager consists of three parts: List, Property and Group. List shows all registered hosts. Property shows the detailed information about the selected host in the list and allow users to edit the information. Group manages hosts in a tree structure.

Only one Host Manager window can be executed in CMS. If you execute another Host Manager when there is already one, that window is activated.

Host manager

Figure 2.24. Host manager


List

You can add a new host, delete hosts or edit host on the list. If you press Ctrl-A on the list, all hosts are selected. If you select the hosts with the mouse click while pressing Shift or Ctrl, multiple hosts can be selected. Of course, most actions are applied to selected multiple hosts at once.

If you click column headers of the list, hosts are sorted by that column. By clicking it repeatedly, you can choose ascending / descending order. Pressing Ctrl-F allows you to search the host by the name.

Property

It shows the detailed information about the selected host in the list.

The property entries of the host is following:

  • Name : the name of the host

  • Model : the type of the host. If the model doesn't match, the connection will be failed.

  • Address : the address to connect

  • Port : the port number to connect

  • User : the user name for the authentication

  • Password : the password for the authentication

  • Resolution : the camera resolution for the connection. This is enabled only if camera model provides it.

  • Time Zone : the time zone in which the host is located. This is enabled when Time Zone is valid in General Preference. If the host is same to CMS choose N/A.

Add a Host to the List

If you click Add new host on the popup menu, the property box is changed to the editable state. (Figure 2.25)

Adding a new host

Figure 2.25. Adding a new host


You must fill all entries and click Apply button to add a host to the list and be saved in configuration file. If you click Revert button, inputs are ignored and it returns to the previous state.

Modify the Host

If you click Modify selected host on the popup menu, the property box is changed to the editable state. After modifying the entries, you must click Apply button to apply changes. If you click Revert button, inputs are ignored and it returns to the previous state.

The host which is connected currently can not be modified.

Remove Hosts from the List

After choosing hosts from the list, if you exectute Delete selected host on the popup menu, the confirmation dialog appears. (Figure 2.26)

Confirm removing the hosts

Figure 2.26. Confirm removing the hosts


If you click Yes button, selected hosts will be removed from the list. This operation can not be recovered.

The host which is connected currently can not be removed.

Group

The hosts can be managed by the group in a tree structure. The same group configuration is used in tools like Host Monitor, Audio and Map Monitor.

If you click Group button on the toolbar or popup menu, the group box will be shown or hidden.

The host group tree contains hosts, sensors, relays and groups that can have child items. If you modify them in tje group, it's applied to other windows immediately. Top-level group All Groups is the root and can not be removed.

Add a Sub-group to the Group

If you click Add new group on the popup menu, a new group is added under the currently selected group. The group name can be edited if you click Rename selected node on the popup menu after selecting the group.

Adding a new group

Figure 2.27. Adding a new group


Add a Node to the Group

If you click Add new node on the popup menu, `Add a new node' dialog box appears.

`Add new node' dialog

Figure 2.28. `Add new node' dialog


You must select hosts in the list and click OK to add them the group. Selecting multiple hosts is allowed. In case of camera, sensors and relays, you must select the host first and select wanted items and click OK button.

New items are added under the currently selected item. If the selected item is not a group, they are added to the same level.

You can add the host by mouse drag & drop from the list to the group.

Adding a host by drag & drop

Figure 2.29. Adding a host by drag & drop


Remove a Node from the Group

If you select the item and click Delete selected node on the popup menu, the selected item will be removed. If you delete the group with the descendants, a dialog will appear to confirm it. (Figure 2.30)

Confirm dialog to delete

Figure 2.30. Confirm dialog to delete


If you click OK button, the group with all sub items will be removed.

Edit the Group by Drag & Drop

You can change the order of items, move or copy items by mouse drag & drop.

Moving the item by drag & drop

Figure 2.31. Moving the item by drag & drop


If you press Ctrl key while the item is being dragged, the shape of mouse pointer is changed (Figure 2.32), the item is copied to the position where the item is dropped. If Ctrl key is not pressed, the item is just moved.

Moving the item by drag & drop

Figure 2.32. Moving the item by drag & drop


Live Monitor

If you click Live Monitor on the toolbar or popup menu, it executes Live Monitor to watch all cameras at once that belong to the selected host or group.

If you click Local Search on the toolbar or popup menu, it executes the local search(Search and Replay) for the selected host or camera.

If you click Remote Search on the toolbar or popup menu, it executes the remote search(Search and Replay) for the selected host or camera.

Remote Configuration

If you click Remote Configuration on the toolbar or popup menu, it executes Remote Configuration for the selected host or the host to which the camera belongs to.

If you click Event Search on the toolbar or popup menu, it executes Event Search for the selected host or camera.

Speak

If you click Speak on the toolbar or popup menu, it turns on the Speak in the Audio for the selected host or the host to which the camera belongs to.

Remote DVR / NVR Control

If you click Remote DVR Control on the toolbar or popup menu, it makes the user control the remote DVR / NVR watching the screen in the remote dvr control windows).

Control the remote DVR / NVR

Figure 2.33. Control the remote DVR / NVR


Connect

If you click Connect on the toolbar or popup menu, it tries to connect to the selected host or group at once. Host connection status can be checked with the icon prepending the host name. It shows simple animation effect while trying to connect hosts if you checked Use animation effect in trying to connect hosts in Display Preference.

Host status icons in List

Figure 2.34. Host status icons in List


Disconnect

If you click Disconnect on the toolbar or popup menu, it disconnects from the selected host or group at once.