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You can add video cameras and IP servers to the system by using the IP Device Discovery Wizard.

To open the IP Device Discovery Wizard, click the Add device link at the end of the Server device list.

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When the Wizard is opened for the first time after the Client is started, automatic search for new devices will begin. During subsequent sessions, to launch the Wizard you must click the corresponding button. A progress bar indicates search progress.

To stop devices search at any time, click the Stop button.

Note

Since multicast packets are used for device search, the search results may not contain the Servers and devices from other subnets

The search results are color-coded based on the status of the device.

Color of video camera iconDescription
Fully supported device
Manual configuration required
Axxon Next compatibility not guaranteed

Note

If you click the IP address, you will jump to the device web interface.

Search results can be filtered in two ways:

  1. By status.  To hide devices with a certain status, deselect the relevant checkbox.

  2. By manufacturer, model or IP address. To do this, use the Filter field. For example, this filters the LG devices, the name of which contains the LW model and whose IP address contains 192.

    In addition, you can filter cameras from a subnet.



When adding a device, you can immediately set several configuration options, such as:

  • manufacturer and model,

    Note

    You can search by manufacturer and model of the device.

  • login and password, 
  • ID and object name, 

    Note

    An object identifier must contain: numbers, English characters and the "_" sign.

  • Select an archive and set the recording parameters (see Binding a camera to an archive).

Attention!

The default recording mode is Motion. In this mode, a VMD tool (see Settings Specific to Video Motion Detection) and an automatic rule for writing to the specified archive are created for the camera you are adding (see Automatic Rules). By default, recording stops when an event detection is finished.


Note

When creating a new device, the pre-alarm time interval for video footage recording is automatically set to 3 seconds (see Binding a camera to an archive).

In addition, three modes are available for adding a device to a configuration. These are described in the following table.

 

Device addition mode

Description
1Add device with default settingsThe IP device is added to the configuration with the default settings (the default settings are determined by Axxon Next itself). Adding a device in this mode will change the current settings of the device.
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Add device with current settings

The IP device is added to the configuration with the current settings, as specified in the web interface.
3Add device with template settings

The IP device is added to the configuration with the settings that have been previously specified for a device of the same model in the configuration. Select a device of the same model (the "template device") in the list.

Only devices of the same model are shown in the list of search results for choosing the template device.

The following settings will be copied from the template device to the new, similar device: firmware, video stream settings, buffering settings, Other settings (see The Video Camera Object), and Other settings for Microphone and Speaker objects, if these are configured for the template device.

This mode is best when multiple cameras of the same model are in use at a site. If this is the case, we advise to:

Add and configure one device.

Add the remaining devices, copying settings from the "template device" as decsribed previously.

To add an IP device to a configuration:

  • Set device settings, if necessary.
  • Select a mode for adding the device to the configuration.
  • The device is then added to the configuration.

During a single configuration change, you can add a single device or all devices listed in the search results (other than devices for which compatibility is not guaranteed). To add one device, click the  button. To add all devices, click the Add all button.

If you set no individual access parameters while adding hardware, a dialog window appears for setting unified access parameters. 

Note

To remove a device from the search results, click the button.

Note

 Remember that if you add all IP devices at the asme time, the same mode and settings will be applied to all of them.

If an IP device is not shown in the search results (beacuse it is located on another subnet or contact has been temporarily lost), you can add it manually. To do so, in the neutral-colored area above the search results, select the type of IP device that you are adding (with or without edge storage), specify an IP address and port, and select the manufacturer and model.

Then add the device to the configuration  by following the steps described previously.

To remove IP devices, select them in the device list (by left-clicking one or more devices, holding down the CTRL key to select multiple devices) and click the Delete button.

If you click the IP address, you will jump to the device web interface.

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