How to add a Spectra IV TXB-N to the DX8100?

Issue

How to add a Spectra IV TXB-N to the DX8100?

Product Line

Pelco Cameras, Pelco Video Management

Environment

  • DX8100 v2.0.00.2727
  • Spectra IV TXB-N IP Camera v1.8.2.18

Cause

Adding Spectra IV TXB-N to the DX8100.

Resolution

To add the Spectra IV TXB-N to the DX8100:

Settings used for the Spectra IV TXB-N Primary Stream = MPEG4, 704x480, 5FPS

  1. On the DX8100 toolbar, click the Setup button. The Setup dialog opens to the Camera page.
  2. Click IP Camera Properties. The IP Camera Properties dialog box appears.
  3. To search for IP cameras connected to the network:
    • Using the IP Camera Properties dialog box scan utility: The scan utility locates Pelco IP cameras, and Axis IP cameras.
      NOTE: The DX8100 Client application IP Camera Properties scan utility is unavailable.
      1. Click Scan. The IP Camera Searching dialog box appears.
      2. After the IP Camera Searching dialog box closes, the IP scan results are displayed in the scan table.
        NOTE: The scan results are cleared if the IP Camera Properties dialog box is closed.


         
    • Using the Pelco Device Utility: For information about installing the Device Utility, refer to Utility Device for Pelco IP Cameras manual.
      NOTE: Install the Device Utility only on a remote computer. Do not install it on the DX8100 server.
      1. On a remote computer, start the Pelco Device Utility and allow the Device Utility to discover IP devices on the network.
      2. Search the Device Utility IP Address column for supported IP camera devices. For information about the supported IP cameras, refer to DX8100 Series HVR Version 2.0 Release Notes. To access this document, go to http://www.Pelco.com and navigate to the Hybrid Video Recorders page.
  4. Note the IP address and model number of the supported IP cameras to be configured.
  5. Assign each IP cameras to a DX8100 camera channel
    1. On the DX8100 toolbar, click the Setup button. The Setup dialog opens to the Camera page.
    2. Click IP Camera Properties. The IP Camera Properties dialog box appears.
    3. To assign an IP camera to a camera channel, do one of the following:
      • Manual assignment:
        1. Click a check box to select a camera.
        2. Click the Manufacturer drop-down box and select a manufacturer. The port number, compression method, and video stream settings automatically appear in the camera row. Set DX8100 to use Primary Stream settings for Spectra IV TXB-N


           
        3. Click the IP drop-down box and enter the camera’s IP address.


           
      • Automated assignment:
        1. Click Scan. Available IP devices appear in the Scan table.
        2. Click a supported IP camera.
        3. Click the Add button . The Connect dialog box opens.
        4. In the Connect drop-down box, click a camera.
        5. Click Apply. The selected camera is assigned to the designated camera channel. Set DX8100 to use Primary Stream settings for Spectra IV TXB-N


           
    4. (Optional) MPEG-4 is the default codec. Double-click the Codec drop-down box to select a different compression.
    5. Double-click the User box and enter the user name.
  6. Double-click the Password box and enter the password.
  7. The DX8100 allows you to select the IP camera stream that the unit uses to record video.
    • Stream 1: Primary is the default stream. It supports a higher resolution and image rate. Set DX8100 to use Primary Stream settings for Spectra IV TXB-N 
    • Stream 2: Stream 2 supports a lower resolution and image rate.
      NOTE: For information about supported resolution and image rates, refer to DX8100 Series HVR Release Notes. To access this document, go to http://www.Pelco.com and navigate to the Hybrid Video Recorders page.
    • Double-click the Stream drop-down box to select the secondary stream.


       
  8. Repeat step 2 to 7 to associate additional IP cameras with other camera channels.
  9. Click OK. The channel assignments are saved and the Camera page appears.
  10. Under Camera Properties select Protocol and set to Network Camera PTZ
  11. Select Apply on the bottom right and go to live mode.

After you are able to verify live video from the Spectra IV TXB-N verify you have PTZ control. If PTZ control is unsuccessful go to the web page of the Spectra IV TXB-N and uncheck Require password for PTZ control check box.

 

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