If you have users that need access to live or recorded video, you can give them rights to use the Network Client. It has all the same functionality as the user interface of the server with the benefit of being able to connect to multiple servers at the same time. The layout buttons can be pre-configured to be associated with specific cameras. You can view the motion log, control PTZ cameras or listen to audio recorded from the server. In addition, you can manage server settings including frame rates and image sizes. The Network Client allows you to install the Video Insight Server in a wiring closet or computer room while having complete control at your desktop.
The Network Client supports multiple monitors running on the same PC. This flexibility allows you to display up to 48 cameras on a single system by utilizing 2 or 3 monitors. For example, you can setup one instance on one monitor in a full screen mode, another instance in a playback mode and then a third instance showing the facility map.
The user interface of the Network Client is exactly the same as the user interface for the server. Both use the same navigation tree, the same tool bars and the same File, View, Tools and Help pull down menus. The only difference between the Network Client and the Server Client is the use of the iPlayer to play back video. The Network Client does not have the iPlayer functionality but uses the Quick Viewer instead. In addition, only limited configuration can be performed on the Network Client. Most setup and configuration is done on the server itself.
There are three main sections of the screen:
- Viewing Panel which can be customized to view up to 32 cameras
- Left Navigation tree structure which can be used to navigate from camera to camera and to view recorded files.
- Tool Bar which provides convenient access to commonly used tools
The viewing panel can be configured to show from one to 32 cameras in various configurations. The layout buttons at the top of the viewing panel allow you to control the number of cameras displayed.
You can also create any number of custom views and select the layout to display on startup.
Left Navigation Tree Structure
Use the tree to navigate between individual cameras. Click on a single image on the screen to change the focus to a single camera.
Multi-Layered Facility Map
To help locate cameras across your organization, you can import images of your facilities into BCS. These maps can be accessed from the Server, Network Client or Web with camera labels turning red to indicate motion. You can position the Facilities Map on the screen to allow you to navigate between the maps and cameras. Our easy to use setup, allows you to take advantage of this feature without any customization.
Using the left navigation tree, click on a camera. Recorded files are organized into folders starting with Today.
When you click on a recording, a playback screen will appear with the playback options.
Use the tool bar to access frequently used actions.
This tool allows you to select the camera, date and time and play the file. You can also access this feature on any screen by pressing the F12 key. By selecting the date and time, you can search for corresponding video for a given period. The results are displayed in a list; by clicking on an entry you can play the video clip.