Yes, all the fail over server licenses can reside on the site master recorder.
Is it possible to reduce the size of a database in all versions of CathexisVision?
NetBSD does not use the filesystem database engine, and the code does not allow for the database to be reduced in size.
CathexisVision 2014: Fedora and Windows use a Basic file system database, and it is possible to edit and reduce the size of the already created database.
CathexisVison 2015 and higher: The new advanced database only allows you to reduce the size if the database if it consists of multiple slices (volumes/disks). You can delete the slices in order to reduce the overal database size.
NB* When deleting slices of a database you will be deleting recorded footage that belongs to that slice in the database
Can I use the same API version for DVR units running Software version 5042 and CathexisVision 2014?
Yes, it is backwards compatible.
Yes you do. You are not paying for the camera license here. You are paying for the ability to fail over any encoder.
You can access the CathexisVision servers or site remotely using our free CathexisVision Client software.
Alternatively you can also access the CathexisVision Servers via http using your web browser, and we also provide a free mobile app available from Playstore (Android devices), and iStore (IOS devices).
How do I get the API server to start on the NetBSD DVR platform?
The API server on the unit needs to be enabled by creating this file:
From a text terminal logged in as root type the following:
# touch /usr/dvs/ENABLEAPISERVER
How does camera fail over licenses gets distributed over 3 NVR units if I purchase 3 x Server fail over licenses, and 120 x fail over camera licenses?
It will give you equal camera fail over licenses on each server.
So this would be the Camera fail over license divided by the Server fail over licenses.
So you have 40 camera fail over licenses per NVR unit.
Note: Even if you only configured two fail over servers on the site the camera fail over values are calculated based on the number of server fail over licenses.
If any NVR has more than 40 cameras configured, it would not get failed over. The user would have a warning indicating this.
Yes you can.
You first need to enable site user management in the User management setup.
You can now enable access to this feature for the relevant user/s.
"Enable own password change.PNG"
Once logged in you can now change your password. See attached: "Change own password.PNG"
I have a mixture of 5042, 5043a CathexisVision units in the field.
What are the limitations and impact of installing a 5043a or CathexisVision gateway to receive and handle alarms?
5043a capture stations can alarm to a CathexisVision2014 gateway. The alarm previews will not work.
CathexisVision2014 capture stations cannot alarm to a 5043a gateway.
Obviously CathexisVision2014....capture stations can alarm to a CathexisVision gateway.
5042 capture stations can alarm to a 5043a gateway. You need an additional 5042 Base Station which can interface with the 5043a gateway to handle the alarms.
5042 capture stations can alarm to a CathexisVision gateway but there is no way of handling the alarms.
In CathexisVision, the administrator level is the highest level and has default access to all facets of the software. Besides the administrator, CathexisVision has up to 30 user levels. The administrator will assign users to one of these user levels. User level capabilities are not automatically configured by the software; CathexisVision allows administrators to customise the capabilities of each user level depending on the specific requirements of the site in question. Each user level can be configured for a variety of different abilities and access rights within the software. Some of these include:
- Live viewing
- IO access
- Listen to audio
- Hide privacy zones
- Reset Camera Tampers
- Videowall Control/Access
- Export Video
- Define the video export profile (Define Watermark, password protection, re-export ability, etc)
- PTZ Control
- Access PTZ Menu (Analogue PTZ cameras)
- Set PTZ Presets
- Control PTZ tours
- LPR Control (Add and delete license plates, edit license plate groups, Edit license plates)
- Access Camera Layouts
- Access camera Sequence
- Access Layout Salvos
- Although all levels are completely customisable, CathexisVision does assume an ascending hierarchy for user levels (i.e., an administrator is higher in site authority than level 30, and level 30 is higher than level 1). This is important in instances like PTZ-control, where CathexisVision will prioritise the higher user level if two or more users attempt to control the camera.
- Only administrators may access the site, server and camera configuration setup.
Useful commandline parameters for gui_res
|server XXX||run as the UDP with this number (deprecated in favour of user1/2/3 in 5041e|
|gw_login USER PWD||auto login to gateway|
|advanced_perf||Enables the Advanced performance analytics tool|
|user1/2/3||use alternate UDP address for running multiple instances of gui_res|
|forms XXX||force the number of forms|
|use_gw251||synonym for fwd 192.168.34.251|
|fwd IP||forward all connections via this IP|
|fwd2 IP1 IP2||forward all connections via IP1 then IP2|
|small_font||use small fonts in the gateway|
|no_previews||disable the use of gateway previews|
|max_panel_size SIZE||set the max monitor panel size to SIZE x SIZE|
|no_gl||disable OpenGL support|
|stats||enable html stats view from inside User Resource setup (right click on unit)|
|invisible_gw_access||turns off alarms etc. so that reports can be easily accessed|
|dont_add_local_site||disables the auto-addition of the local site into the SQL site list|
|log_sql_queries LOG||logs sql queries to the log type with name LOG. 'NORM' or 'INFO' would usually make sense.|
|show_filesystem||allow filesystem to be visible. eg. when saving/loading license rqst/packs|
|license_server XXX||IP address of license server|
|gw IP_ADDR||Connect base station gateway SQL with IP address|
|compress_sql||Compress SQL queries, very useful over slow links - must be placed before 'gw X.X.X.X'!|
|use_gw_ip||Forces the connection to the gateway to use the 'gw IP' address and not the one stored in the SQL tables|
|sql_sitelist IP_ADDR||Use specified SQL site list|
|file_sitelist||Use the local file site list even when connected to a gateway|
|live_stats||Allow live stats (timings) to be shown using middle-click on camera|
|max_reviews x||represents the number of cameras you wish to set as the maximum review amount. The default number of simultaneously reviewable camera in CathexisVision is 8. For the most part this is sufficient. But if you need to increase this limit you may do so by change the number as with this parameter.|
Ports required for catmobile access:
Port 80 - Connection to the WebServer for streaming/reviewing/PTZ control.
Port 33104 - I/O control introduced in software version 2016.2.
Added I/O resource monitoring and control for API and mobile platforms.
• iOS mobile support added from CatMobile version 2.4.403.
• Android support added from CatMobile Beta version 2.0.153.
You apply them to any Server that is actively running on the site. Not on the Fail over unit!
Which passwords do we have to use?
You use the normal passwords you would if you were connecting with our viewer.
Which ports do we need to enable for the API connection to the DVR unit?
The API uses TCP port 30014.
Please provide me a list of ports to be configured on my firewall/router in order to connect to my servers:
* Using my CathexisVision Client Software,
* from my Web Browser or mobile device,
* accessing the Server control centre to access logs and to stop and start servers,
* and also to remotely access the Windows/Linux NVR using 3rd party Software.
Ports required for remote connection.
The following ports are required to access your Server or Site remotely from outside the company network. This can be achieved by opening these ports or range of ports on the router/firewall.
CathexisVision Ports: (TCP 30010 to 30100)
|30010||TCP||Server Management / Alarm Gateway|
|30011,30012||TCP||Client to Server connections|
|30015||TCP||CathexisVision Client for Windows|
|30016||TCP||License Server port|
|30017||TCP||VGA server control TCP|
|30018||TCP||For future use|
|30020||TCP||For future use|
|30022||TCP||For internal use|
|30025||TCP||Direct video streaming|
|30026||TCP||Direct video streaming|
|30027||TCP||Direct video streaming|
|30028||TCP||Direct video streaming|
|30051||TCP||Incident database system|
|30060||TCP||catVGA monitor 1 control|
|30061||TCP||catVGA monitor 2 control|
|30062||TCP||catVGA monitor 3 control|
|30063||TCP||catVGA monitor 4 control|
|30064||TCP||catVGA monitor 5 control|
|30065||TCP||catVGA monitor 6 control|
|30083||TCP||Network camera configuration|
|30087, 30089, 30090, 30091, 30092||TCP||Object Counting|
|30094, 30095||TCP||Gateway, Postgress|
|30096, 30097, 30098||TCP||Failover|
CatMobile Access: (Web browser, Android, IOS)
|33104||TCP||CatMobile I/O Control|
Maintenance ports: (Web Browser Access)
|33101||TCP||Control Centre browser access
Control Room Alarm Gateway:
|30010||TCP||Alarm Gateway receival of Event/Technical Alarms|
Server/Client Access using 3rd Party Software:
|NA||NA||TeamViewer Access (Windows and Linux Server/Client)|
|3389||TCP||Remote Desktop Access (Windows Server/Client)|
|22||TCP||SSH/ SFTP (Linux Server)|
How do I add a the VGA Server software to start when the computer starts?
To autostart a the vgaserver program at startup just copy the vgaserver icon to your startup folder.
For ALL Users copy to :
Right Click Start Button - Explorer All Users and navigate to that folder.
You would need to show hidden files and folders to see the c:\ProgramData\ folder.
For specific Users copy to :
"C:\Users\The User Name\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup"
Use Start - Computer OR Windows Explorers to navigate to that.
How do I configure a specific Windows user to automatically log into Windows at start-up?
To automatically log in to Windows with a user’s credentials, please follow the these instructions:
1. Press "Windows Start" + R.
2. Type "control userpasswords2" and press Enter.
Security note: If UAC is enabled, then you’ll get a UAC prompt on screen. Please specify
credentials or permission to pass the UAC elevation.
3. Select your account from the list.
4. Uncheck the "Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer. "
5. Click Apply and a dialog will appear (See Figure A below).
The yum installer on Fedora 16 gives error messages when trying to install or update packages.
Open the File Manager and navigate to the following directory:
Edit the grabber.py file and change the following ssl option:
Save and close the file and the yum installer will now work.
PSP1200 and RS232 Loopback Adapter
- Pin 8 connected to pins 7 and 9 (CTS to RTS and RI)
- Pin 3 connected to pin 2 (TxD to RxD)
- Pin 4 connected to pins 6 and 1 (DTR to DSR and D