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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.
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.
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.
If you click Figure 2.25)on the popup menu, the property box is changed to the editable state. (
You must fill all entries and clickbutton to add a host to the list and be saved in configuration file. If you click button, inputs are ignored and it returns to the previous state.
If you clickon the popup menu, the property box is changed to the editable state. After modifying the entries, you must click button to apply changes. If you click button, inputs are ignored and it returns to the previous state.
The host which is connected currently can not be modified.
After choosing hosts from the list, if you exectute Figure 2.26)on the popup menu, the confirmation dialog appears. (
If you clickbutton, selected hosts will be removed from the list. This operation can not be recovered.
The host which is connected currently can not be removed.
If you clickbutton 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.
If you clickon the popup menu, a new group is added under the currently selected group. The group name can be edited if you click on the popup menu after selecting the group.
If you clickon the popup menu, `Add a new node' dialog box appears.
You must select hosts in the list and clickto 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 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.
If you select the item and click Figure 2.30)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. (
If you clickbutton, the group with all sub items will be removed.
You can change the order of items, move or copy items by mouse 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.
If you click Live Monitor to watch all cameras at once that belong to the selected host or group.on the toolbar or popup menu, it executes
If you click Search and Replay) for the selected host or camera.on the toolbar or popup menu, it executes the local search(
If you click Search and Replay) for the selected host or camera.on the toolbar or popup menu, it executes the remote search(
If you click Remote Configuration for the selected host or the host to which the camera belongs to.on the toolbar or popup menu, it executes
If you click Event Search for the selected host or camera.on the toolbar or popup menu, it executes
If you click Speak in the Audio for the selected host or the host to which the camera belongs to.on the toolbar or popup menu, it turns on the
If you clickon the toolbar or popup menu, it makes the user control the remote DVR / NVR watching the screen in the remote dvr control windows).
If you click Use animation effect in trying to connect hosts in Display Preference.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
If you clickon the toolbar or popup menu, it disconnects from the selected host or group at once.