ICRealtime How-to Notes 96089
Controlling a Flex/Max DVRs using RS-232 (Flex Keyboard)
[This note applies to all ICR DVR's, NVR's, Hybrids, and PTZ Cameras]
first, we will discuss the first operations when powering up the keyboard, and also how to log in to the keyboard to begin control.
The keyboard will power itself up once connected to the transformer (included). Remove the 12vDC transformer from the packaging. See Figure 2-1.
Connect the power source to the back of the keyboard. The display on the keyboard should illuminate, and you should see the following as in Figure 2-2.
Enter’ on the keyboard, and it should prompt you to login with a user and password. Use the arrow keys to move down to the password field, and input the password. The default user/pass is “admin/888888”. Press ‘Enter’ to login. See Figure 2-3.
That’s it! At this point, you should be successfully logged in to the keyboard, and ready to assume control.
Start off by assigning each of your DVRs a unique address. You can do this at the DVR by going to the Main Menu Settings General. Change the address (DVR No.) value if you need to (This guide uses 1 as an example), otherwise the default should be 8.
Once you have changed the DVR address, next go into the RS-232 menu (Main Menu Settings RS-232). Change Function' to Net Keyboard and make sure your Baud Rate is set to 9600.
We can now begin programming the keyboard. Power up the keyboard and once it has lit up, press the Enter key. It should ask you to login; the user should already be set on "admin" so input the password 888888 and press enter.
Next, move down to Control Operation', and press Enter.
At the new screen, press the right arrow key to change the ID to 1*.
Move down to Dev Name' and type in 1*.
Next, press down twice to Connect Type', and press Enter.
With Addr' highlighted at the top, type in 1*
Log into DVR, Click SettingPAN/TILT/ZOOM select the Channel your PTZ is connected to (Video), the Protocol, Address, Baud Rate etc. then save.
Now, press Enter, and once you're back at the ID/Dev Name' screen, press Escape.
Save Data? Press Enter to save this ID as a DVR preset.
Once you have your settings saved, we can now control the DVR by calling up the ID we assigned to our connection. On the keyboard, press ID, type 1 and then press Enter.
From here, all of your function keys should be active, and the joystick should navigate you through the menu options of the recorder!