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Documentation for Axxon Next 3.6.4. Documentation for other versions of Axxon Next is available too.

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The Axxon Next software package's interface consists of three expanding menus:

  1. Layouts .
  2. Alerts .
  3. Settings .

Use the Settings menu to configure Axxon Next.

Prior device configuration

The following prior operations are to be performed at the first launch of Axxon Next software package:

  1. select IP-devices for registration as Objects;
  2. configure the archive on default for selected objects.

First of all, click Yes in the IP device configuration wizard dialog box (1)

As the result the IP device configuration wizard opens.

Launch of this configuration wizard is followed by auto search of connected IP devices. Found devices are displayed in Select devices for activation list.

Set checkboxes next to those devices that should be registered as Axxon Next software objects in Select devices for activation list. Click Apply.

Click Search to start the IP devices search again.

After clicking the Apply button the user will be suggested to configure archives on default for video cameras (IP devices) selected at the first step.

Archive files of specified size will be created on all selected disks when archives are created throught the IP device configuration wizard. These files will be logically combined into one archive to which records from all video cameras configured throught this wizard will be stored.

Attention!

It is not recommended to specify the File value of the Type section parameter when archives are created. Select the Logic disk value for this parameter. It is possible to do only throught the Axxon Next software interface (see Creating archives)

Procedure for Configuring System Objects

System objects form the basis for configuring the Axxon Next software package; you can set them up using the Settings menu.

Identifying and managing devices physically connected to a server, creating users with varying permissions, and creating rules and automatic reponses are just a few of the things the user can do by creating and configuring system objects.
The procedure for working with system objects varies slightly depending on their type, but generally you should adhere to the following sequence of actions:

  1. Create an object.
  2. Configure its parameters.
  3. Save changes.
  4. Edit the values of parameters.
  5. Save changes.

It is necessary to save changes if the object was deleted.
Some system object parameters have a set range of values. In this case you must select the appropriate value from a list. Other parameters serve to display information, while yet others must be set manually according to the recommendations in the parameter's description (as a rule, the parameter description is displayed in a special area under the object properties table when the parameter is selected).
As is evident from the sequence listed above, any changes made during configuration should be saved by clicking the Apply button. Changes will be applied without software restart after clicking the Apply button. Before you click the Apply button, the changes may be cleared using the Cancel button.

Devices

System objects corresponding to physically connected devices appear in the system as a result of the device search. To search for a device, use the button on the Device tab.
Devices found are displayed with their IP addresses as an Unallocated equipment list.
The desired unallocated equipment must be linked to a server, after which it will be displayed in the list of devices on the server and will be accessible as Camera or IP Server for further configuration.
The object tree of Camera and IP server objects is generated automatically according to its functions which are integrated into the Axxon Next software package (the presence of alarm inputs, relay outputs, a pan/tilt unit, etc.).
You can also create objects in Axxon Next either using the tools located above the object tree or using the button, depending on the object type. You can then configure the objects and save changes.

Detectors

In the Axxon Next software package, several types of detectors process incoming data:

  1. Situation analysis detectors.
  2. Video detectors.
  3. Audio detectors.
  4. Detectors embedded in a video camera:
  5. Detectors which process signals from the video camera's sensor.

Detector setup takes place using the interface in the Detectors tab (under Settings). In order for certain actions to be executed when a detector is triggered, you must configure automatic rules. The rules configuration is to be done in configurations of the corresponding detector.

Archives

You can configure archives using the interface in the Archive tab (under Settings).
An archive can be distributed on several volumes of the server. On one volume for one archive you can create only one partition, which occupies either a file of a set size or the entire volume.
You can configure archives as follows:

  1. Create archives with the desired parameters.
  2. Configure recording of the video stream from video cameras to the archive.

Roles and Users

In Axxon Next, only one role (Administrator) and one user (root) are registered by default; their deletion is prohibited. Administrators possess permissions to configure all components of the video surveillance system. To register an operator with individual permissions, you must create a new role with those permissions and a new user account for that user.
Registration and configuration of roles and users is carried out through the Permissions tab in Settings.