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GV-Eye Installation Guide

GV-Eye , With GV-Eye mobile app, you can to GeoVision IP devices and software from your iOS or mobile devices to remotely watch live view, play back recordings, trigger outputs, take snapshots and more.

GV-Eye

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Using GV-Eye, you can access GV-IP devices and software from your mobile devices, to watch live views, play back recordings, trigger outputs, take snapshots and more.

IMPORTANT: Starting from GV-Eye V2.7, users can connect to GV-VMS (V17.4 / V18.1 or later), GV-DVR / NVR (V8.8.0 or later) and GV-Recording Server / Video Gateway (V2.0.0 or later) via GV-Relay QR-code. This is a paid service that results in connecting to GV-SNVR via QR-code scan to be charged as well.

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1. Specifications

General

Supported OS iOS 13 ~ 16.3; Android 8 ~ 12
Codec MPEG4, MJPEG, H.264 and H.265
Resolutions Up to 12 MP (4000 x 3000)
Functions 360° Mode, Live View, PIP (Picture-in-picture), Fisheye Dewarping, & Preset, Remote Playback, I / O Output trigger, Snapshot, 2-Way Audio, Stream Switching, Device Search, Hardware Decoding, Add via QR code
Languages English, Japanese, Traditional Chinese
Note: Mobile devices need to support 64-bit ABI (arm64-v8a) to install GV-Eye for Android V2.9.1 or later.

Default Port Settings

Below is a list of default port for GeoVision services that are used for remote connection.

Service Connection Port Playback Port
GV-IP devices (VSS Port) 10000 5552

80

GV-Recording Server / Video Gateway Server 11000 5552
GV-Mobile Server 55000 N/A
GV-VMS 56000 5552
  1. Installing GV-Eye

You can GV-Eye from the App Store or Google Play and install the application.

Upon first-time startup, you will be directed to a dialog box to enable or disable Demo Mode. Select Yes to enable Demo Mode to be guided through the key features of GV-Eye. Select No to disable Demo Mode and the main page appears.

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GV-Eye icon on iPad

Dialog Box of Demo Mode on iPad

  1. Main Page
    1. General Mode

The following main page of General Mode is exemplified using an iPad. The main page is set to be General Mode by default.

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No. Name Function
1. Group List Manages groups for GV / UA-IP devices. For details, see 7. Group Management.
2. Camera List Adds and removes connections to GV / UA-IP devices and software. Depending on the type of connection desired, see 5. GV-Relay QR Code and / or 6. Manual & Automatic Connection for GV-IP Devices and Software.
3. Full Screen iPads and Android Tablets: Opens and closes the Camera List.

iPhones, iPod Touch and Android Phones: Opens the Camera List.

4. Device Name Displays the device name, which turns red during recording.
No. Name Function
5. Edge Configures IP address and recording storage path of the device.
6. Settings Tap this button to access the GV-Eye settings. For details, see 11. System Settings.
7. Device Time Displays the device time.
    1. Easy Mode

To quickly access real-time images of all channels for individual hosts, tap Settings and enable Easy Mode. Optionally, click Migrate to EZmode to load the camera data from General Mode.

When Easy Mode is enabled, tap the device you wish to display the camera channels from.

The live view is shown as below, exemplified using an iPad.

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No. Name Function
1. Device List Displays and manages GV- / UA-IP devices and software. Swipe right to refresh, configure, or delete the specified device / software.
2. Add Device Adds IP devices and software. Depending on the type of connection desired, see 5. GV-Relay QR Code and / or 6. Manual & Automatic Connection for GV-IP Devices and Software.
3. Settings Tap this button to access the GV-Eye settings. For details, see 11. System Settings.
4. Device Name Displays the device name, which turns red during recording.

Note: Swipe right on the live view images to access all channels on different pages.

  1. GV-Relay QR Code

GV-Eye can be connected to GV-IP devices and software under the same LAN, through the Internet or by scanning of the GV-Relay QR code. The following sections focus on connecting by GV-Relay QR-code, which avoids the precondition of configuring for Windows Firewall and port forwarding. To do this, the binding of a GV-Relay account is required, see 5.1 Setting up GV-Relay Account.

Note:

  1. This function is only supported by GV-DVR / NVR (V8.8.0 or later), GV-VMS (V17.4 / V18.1 or later), GV-Recording Server / Video Gateway (V2.0.0 or later), GV-SNVR0411 (firmware V2.00 or later), GV-SNVR0811 (firmware V2.30 or later), GV-SNVR1600 (firmware V1.20 or later), GV-SNVR0812, GV-SNVR1611, GV-SNVR1612, GV-SNVR3203, GV-SNVR6403, and UA-DVR / SNVR.
  2. The GV-Relay data is a paid service and if users don't want to purchase data after the free quota given is used up, they may connect manually, see 6. Manual & Automatic Connection for GV-IP Devices and Software.
  3. All images streamed via GV-Relay QR-code connection shall consume the data within the GV-Relay account according to their resolutions and fps, and you won't be able to access such streams once the data is used up.
  4. To use this function, the GV-Software must be connected to the Internet.
  5. To connect manually or detect for GV-IP devices under the same LAN, see 6 Manual &

Automatic Connection for GV-IP Devices and Software.

    1. Setting up GV-Relay Account

For connecting by the QR-code scan, you must first a GV-Relay account. To do this, tap □ on the main page to access the settings page and tap Add a binding account under Account Management. The following page appears.

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  1. Type a valid e-mail address under Mailbox binding to use it as your GV-Relay account.
  2. Tap Get verification Code. The Email verification page appears.
  3. Upon receiving of the verification code, enter the 4-digit code within its validity period of 10 minutes, as illustrated below and tap verification.

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  1. Alternatively, tap Google to log into your Google account.
  2. Once successfully bound, the e-mail or Google account is used as your GV-Relay account and tracks the amount of data available, for viewing images through relay.

Note: All GV-Relay accounts are given 10.00 GB of free data every month and additional data can be purchased as desired, see 5.3.1 Purchasing Relay Data.

To connect to GV-Software by scanning GV-Relay QR code, see 5.2 Connecting via GV-Relay QR Code.

To manage your GV-Relay account, see 5.3 Managing GV-Relay Account.

    1. Connecting via GV-Relay QR Code

You can connect to GV-Software or devices by scanning its GV-Relay QR code. To do this, follow the steps below.

Note:

  1. For connecting by the QR-code scan, you must first set up a GV-Relay account, see
    1. Setting up GV-Relay Account.
  2. To use this function, the GV-Software or devices must be connected to the Internet.
  3. For the list of GV-Software or devices supported, refer to Note 1 in 5. GV-Relay QR

Code

1. On the GV-Software or device, go to its corresponding service / settings page, as described below:

  1. For GV-VMS, click Toolbar > > Mobile Server > QR Code, select Enable and click Start. By default, GV-Relay uses the port value of 443.

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Note: When port 443 has been used by other servers, such as for WebCam SSL or RTSP, select port 9443 for GV-Relay connection instead.

  1. For GV-DVR / NVR, click Network > Webcam Server > QR Code, select Enable and click OK for the changes to take effect. Note that the Mobile Server (Webcam Server > Mobile) must be enabled first. Once enabled, close the dialog box and scan the QR code within WebCam, which can be accessed via Windows notification.

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  1. For GV-Recording Server / Video Gateway, click Server > Video Gateway, select Yes to enable Video Relay and click Save for the changes to take effect.

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  1. For GV-SNVR0400F/0411/0811/0812/1600/1611/1612, click Setting > Service >

Mobile APP, select Enable and click Apply for the changes to take effect.

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  1. For GV-SNVR3203/6403, click Network > Basic > Mobile APP. The QR code is shown as below.

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  1. For UA-DVR / SNVR, click System > Information > Information. The QR code is shown as below.

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2.

3.

Device page.

Tap Add on the Camera / Group List page (No. 3, 4 Main Page) to access the Add

Tap QR-code scan . The QR code reader appears.

  1. Hold your device over the QR code on the GV-Software to the point where the QR code is clearly visible. When the scanning is successful, the following page appears. Type a desired Name and the login Username and Password of the GV-Software and tap Get Information.

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  1. All IP devices from the GV-Software are displayed. Select the devices you want to be

imported to GV-Eye and click Save.

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All of the selected IP devices are added to the GV-Eye under a Host Group.

5.3 Managing GV-Relay Account

When you are logged into your GV-Relay account, the following Account Management page appears.

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No. Name Function
1. Account name Displays the GV-Relay account currently logged in.
2. Account file Tap to view the amount of data on the GV-Relay account and/or purchase data. See 5.3.1 Purchasing Relay Data.
3. Share account barcode Tap to display a QR code for sharing the account's data to other mobile devices. See 5.3.2 Sharing Relay Data.
4. Shared device list Tap to display all mobile device(s) using the data of the GV-Relay account logged in. See 5.3.2 Sharing Relay Data.
5. Unbind the account Tap to log off the GV-Relay account.
      1. Purchasing Relay Data

To purchase data, tap Account file (No. 2, 5.3 Managing GV-Relay Account) and Shopping

cart . The Purchase page appears.

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Tap the Shopping cart V next to the amount of data you want to purchase.

      1. Sharing Relay Data

The data of a GV-Relay account can be shared to other mobile devices for GV-Relay streaming on those devices. To share the data from device A to device B, follow the steps below:

  1. On device A, tap Share account barcode (No. 3, 5.3 Managing GV-Relay Account) The Share account QR code, with its validity period, appears.

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  1. On device B, start GV-Eye and tap □ > Add a binding account and tap the QR Code button l~ .
  2. Scan the QR code from Step 1 using device B. Once successfully scanned, the data from device A is shared to device B.

All images streamed by GV-Relay connection on both device A and B will consume the data from device A.

Removing Shared Device(s)

To remove a shared device, tap Shared device list (No. 4, 5.3 Managing GV-Relay Account) and select the account you want to remove.

  1. Manual & Automatic Connection for GV-IP Devices and

Software

GV-Eye can be connected to GV-IP devices and software under the same LAN or through the Internet.

Note:

  1. To connect by the GV-Relay QR code, see 5. GV-Relay QR Code.
  2. If the GV-IP Devices and/or software to which you want to connect isn't behind a Windows Firewall or router, the related settings may be skipped.

Refer to the following sections according to the type of connection needed:

For GV-Software / SNVR

Configure for Remote Connection If behind Windows Firewall
See 6.1 Configurations on GV- Software before Connecting See 6.2 Configuring

Windows Firewall for Communication

See 6.5 Automatic Connection
¿Via LAnJ
J If behind a router “ J Via “Internet
See 6.3 Port Forwarding See 6.4

Manual Connection

For GV-IP Devices

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See 6.2 Configuring Windows Firewall for

Communication

See 6.3 Por Forwarding

See 6.4 Manual Connection

6.1 Required Configurations on GV-Software before Connecting

For GV-Software to be accessible by GV-Eye, the related services and the corresponding port(s) must first be enabled. Refer to the following sections depending on the type of GV-Software in which you want to connect:

  • For GV-VMS, see 6.1.1 Connection Settings on GV-VMS
  • For GV-DVR / NVR, see 6.1.2 Connection Settings on GV-DVR / NVR
  • For GV-Recording Server / Video Gateway, see 6.1.3 Connection Settings on GV-Recording Server / Video Gateway

Note:

  1. There are no required configurations for GV-SNVR to be accessible by GV-Eye. If the GV-SNVR is behind a router, see 6.3 Port Forwarding and 6.4 Manual Connection, respectively, for connecting to GV-Eye through the Internet. Otherwise see 6.5 Automatic Connection for connecting to GV-Eye within the same LAN.
  2. While there are also no required configurations for GV-Mobile Server, if it is behind an active Windows Firewall, make sure its mobile service is allowed for communication. See 6.2 Configuring Windows Firewall for Communication.
      1. Connection Settings on GV-VMS
  3. On your GV-VMS, click Home > Toolbar ÉS > Network on > Mobile Service.

The Mobile Server Lite dialog box appears.

  1. Keep the default Server Port of 56000 or modify if necessary and click Start.

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  1. Click Home kiJ > Toolbar bS > Network rt to make sure Mobile Service is

enabled, and optionally click Control Center Server and enable Remote ViewLog

Service to allow remote playback through GV-Eye.

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IMPORTANT: After the abovementioned settings are set, if the PC has an active Windows Firewall, the related services must also be enabled on the Windows Firewall for GV-VMS to be accessible by GV-Eye. See 6.2 Configuring Windows Firewall for Communication.

      1. Connection Settings on GV-DVR / NVR
  1. On the main screen of GV-DVR / NVR, click Network and select Webcam Server. The Server Setup dialog box appears.
  2. In the Mobile tab, select the upper-left checkbox to enable mobile service and its corresponding ports. Keep the default Stream Port of 56000 or modify if necessary.

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  1. Optionally select Run ViewLog Server in the General tab to allow remote playback through GV-Eye.

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  1. Click OK. The GV-DVR / NVR can now be added to GV-Eye.

IMPORTANT: After the abovementioned settings are set, if the PC has an active Windows Firewall, the related services must also be enabled on the Windows Firewall for GV-DVR / NVR to be accessible by GV-Eye. See 6.2 Configuring Windows Firewall for Communication.

      1. Connection Settings on GV-Recording Server / Video Gateway

For GV-Recording Server / Video Gateway to be accessible by GV-Eye, its Recording Server and Video Gateway services must first be enabled. Note that these two services are enabled by default.

  1. On the main screen of GV-Recording Server / Video Gateway, click Server > Service

©. This dialog box appears.

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  1. Make sure Start is selected for both Recording Server and Video Gateway and click Save.
  2. Optionally click Server > Video Gateway ® to change the Connect Port,

otherwise keep its default value of 11000.

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  1. Click Save. The GV-Recording Server / Video Gateway can now be added to GV-Eye.

IMPORTANT: After the abovementioned settings are set, if the PC has an active Windows Firewall, the related services must also be enabled on the Windows Firewall for GV-Recording / Video Gateway to be accessible by GV-Eye. See 6.2 Configuring Windows Firewall for Communication.

6.2 Configuring Windows Firewall for Communication

For GV-Software installed on a PC with active Windows Firewall to be accessible by GV-Eye, the related services / programs must first be enabled:

  1. Open Control Panel from the Windows Start menu, click System and Security >

Windows Firewall and click Allow a program or feature through Windows Firewall.

The Allowed Programs dialog box appears.

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  1. On the Allowed Programs list, select to allow the related services / programs depending on the type of GV-Software to which you want to access.

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  1. For GV-VMS / DVR / NVR, allow GeoRSWLite.exe, MobileServerServiceLite.exe and ViewLog Server for both private and public networks.
  2. For GV-Recording Server / Video Gateway, allow GeoRecordingServer.exe and ViewLog Server for both private and public networks.
  3. For GV-Mobile Server, allow GeoRSWLite.exe and MobileServerServiceLite.exe for both private and public networks.
  4. Click OK. The GV-Software can now be communicated through Windows Firewall.

Note:

  1. If any one of the above programs cannot be found within the list, click Allow another

program… > Browse and:

  1. For GV-VMS / DVR / NVR, locate GeoRSWLite, MobileServerServiceLite and Vlsvr

from the GV-VMS / DVR / NVR's directory.

  1. For GV-Recording Server / Video Gateway, locate GeoRecordingServer and Vlsvr

from the GV-Recording Server / Video Gateway's directory.

  1. For GV-Mobile Server, locate GeoRSW and MobileServerServiceLite from the

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GV-Mobile Server's directory.

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GeoRSSiuAdapter

  1. If the GV-Software is behind a router, see 6.3 Port Forwarding and 6.4 Manual Connection, respectively, for connecting to GV-Eye through the Internet. Otherwise see 6.5 Automatic Connection for connecting to GV-Eye within the same LAN.

6.3 Port Forwarding

If the GV-IP devices and/or software to which you are trying to connect are behind a router, you need to configure for port forwarding.

IMPORTANT: Prior to port forwarding, first make sure you have a public IP accessible through the Internet. This can be done by one of the following:

  1. Register for a static public IP address from your Internet Service Provider (ISP).
  2. Assign a domain name to your dynamic public IP address through the router's DDNS settings. Consult your router manufacturer for details.
  3. For port forwarding depending on the brand and model of your router, click here.
  4. Make sure the ports mapped coincide with the GV-IP devices and software to which you

want to connect:

Default Connection

Port

Default Playback Port
GV-IP devices (VSS Port) 10000 5552

80

GV-Recording Server /

Video Gateway Server

11000 5552
GV-Mobile Server 55000 N/A
GV-VMS 56000 5552
GV-DVR / NVR 56000 5552
GV-SNVR0400F/0411 /0811 /0812/1600/1611/1612 10000 80
GV-SNVR3203/6403 554

80

554

80

UA-SNVR / DVR 80 80
UA-IP cameras 80 N/A
  1. After Port Forwarding is set, look for the GV-IP devices' and / or software's public IP address by typing “what is my ip” in a Web browser. Your Public IPv4 IP address is displayed within WhatIsMYIP.com.

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6.4 Manual Connection

[General Mode]

  1. Tap the GV-Eye icon H on the desktop of your mobile device. This page appears.

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  1. Tap the Add button ^]. This page appears.

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[Easy Mode]

1. Tap the GV-Eye icon H on the desktop of your mobile device. This page appears.

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2.

and select Add Manually.

Tap the Add button

  1. On the Add Device page, enter the IP address, port number, username and password of the GV-IP device or software and enter a name.
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  • Only modify the Web Port of 80, which is the default web port for all GV-IP device / software, when the corresponding web port on the device / software to which you want to connect has been changed.
  • Type one of the below port values as Port, depending on the GV-IP device / software to which you want to connect.
GV-IP devices (VSS Port) 10000
GV-Recording Server 1

Video Gateway Server

11000
GV-Mobile Server 55000
GV-VMS 56000
GV-DVR/NVR 56000
GV-SNVR 10000
  • Type the login Username and Password of the GV-IP device / software to which you want to connect.
  1. Tap Test Connect. The total number of cameras and each installed GV-IP Cameras are displayed.
  2. By default, all the installed cameras are selected. To change this setting, deselect the cameras by tapping the check marks next to the cameras, or tap Select to set the range of cameras to add.
  3. Tap Save on the top-right corner. The selected cameras are added to Camera List.

6.5 Automatic Connection

For automatic connection, GV-IP devices and software must be within the same LAN as your GV-Eye. For connecting to GV-Software, the related settings on the respective software must first be configured, see 6.1 Required Configurations on GV-Software before Connecting.

  1. Follow Step 1 to 2 in 6.4 Manual Connection to access the Add Device page.

[General Mode]

  1. Tap the WiFi icon Q below. GeoVision IP devices and software under the same LAN

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will be detected.

Icon Description
Logged in successfully
ft Incorrect login – tap to type the login Username and Password for the device
  1. Select the desired GV-IP devices and software and tap Save LB

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  1. To display a camera live view, tap and drag the camera from the Camera List to the live view grid you want.

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  1. To disconnect a live view, tap and hold the live view and drag the live view into the trash

can icon.

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  1. To remove an entry from the Camera List, glide the entry to the left and tap Delete.

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  1. To change the device information, tap the entry from the Camera List to modify. The

modified camera will be reconnected after you save the settings.

[Easy Mode]

  1. Tap Search by Wifi. GeoVision IP devices and software under the same LAN will be detected.
  2. Select the desired IP devices and type its ID and password.

Once connected, the live view of all channels will be displayed.

  1. Group Management

Follow the steps below to create up to 100 different groups for your GV-IP devices. Note that this function is only applicable under General Mode.

1. In the Settings page (No. 6, 4.1 General Mode), tap Group Management.

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  1. On the Group Management page, tap Edit, and tap the name field to name the group.

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  1. To choose layouts for each group, tap the > sign. There are 6 pages in total with each displaying up to 16 channels of live view.

Tap to save your settings

Tap to edit the name of the layout

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Tap and scroll to select a layout template

Tap and hold to change the order of the pages

4. Return to the main page and select a desired group for adding IP devices.

Click to display the drop-down list of the group menu

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  1. Live View

Tap any live view within the live view grid for a full-screen display as below.

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You can access the following functions by tapping the corresponding icon. When the functions are enabled, the icon glows red while the others glow blue.

Icon Name Function
Snapshot Snapshots the current live view and saves it to the photos or gallery folder of your mobile device.
Demo * 0X2500, Camera Status Starts the recording. A colored camera name at the upper-left corner of the live view indicates the status of the camera.
  • Yellow: successful connection between GV-IP devices and software
  • Green: starts monitoring
  • Red: starts recording
Icon Name Function
©/® Record Tap the button to enable or disable recording to the connected camera.
Speaker Broadcasts sounds from the surveillance site. This function is enabled by default.
H Microphone Speaks to the surveillance site. This function is enabled by default.
[hd] Stream Switch Switches the connected stream. By default, stream 2 (with lower resolution) is connected.
PIP Displays a picture-in-picture view which is a close-up view with its original view displayed in an inserted window. This function is enabled by default. On your mobile device, pitch to zoom the part of the live view you wish to examine. You can then glide on the screen to see the different parts of the close-up view.
PTZ Panel Enables the PTZ control panel. You can control the camera view using the following:
  • : tap the arrow and drag toward the direction you

wish to move the camera view

  • O: zooms in and out
  • (h): focuses in and out
  • ^: Moves the camera view to the home position
  • ©•: Moves the camera view to a predefined position by

selecting a preset number

Auto L J Auto Focus Automatically focuses the live view. This function is only accessible when the PTZ panel is enabled.
I / O Trigger Manually triggers the output and edit the output naming displayed on your mobile device.

Note:

  1. I / O Trigger does not support IP devices of the following models: GV-ABL2702 / ABL4712 / ABL8712 / AVD2700 / AVD4710 / AVD8710 / EBD4711 / EBD8711 / SD2322-IR / SD2722-IR / SD3732-IR / TDR2700 / TDR4700.
  2. To enable the microphone function for the following IP camera models, make sure to set the RTSP Authentication to Basic from Setup > Security > Network Security > Authentication on the cameras' Web interface: GV-ABL / ADR / AVD / EBD / TBL / TDR / TFD / TVD Series, GV-BLFC5800, GV-EBFC5800, GV-FER5702, GV-PTZ5810-IR, SD2322-IR / SD2722-IR / SD3732-IR / SD4825-IR / SD4834-IR.
Icon Name Function
360° Mode Displays the live view of a camera in panoramic view. You can swipe fingers on the screen in every direction to explore a 360° video. This function is disabled by default. Enables 360° View in the Settings page (see 11. System Settings), and the icon will be added on the live view.

Note: The 360° Mode needs to work with GV-VR360 Camera.

360° VR Mode Switch the display mode of camera live view between

360° Mode or VR head set view Iciol This function is

disabled by default. Taps 360° Mode and the icon will

be added on the live view.

Note: The VR Mode needs to work with GV-VR360 Camera.

Gyroscopic Mode Allows the live image to rotate with the movement of a mobile device, such as a VR head set. This function is disabled by default. Taps 360° Mode , and the icon will be added on

the live view.

Note: The Gyroscopic Mode needs to work with GV-VR360 Camera.

Icon Name Function
Fisheye Dewarp Dewarps the fisheye live view and allows users to align the live view, select display mode and define the installation type.

For details, see Image Alignment, Display Mode and Installation Type in this table.

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180'

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Alignment

Defines the size and center of the Fisheye view. Tap to enable this function and then enlarge, minimize and move the red circle. Tap this icon again to apply the setting.
© Display Mode Defines the display mode of a GV-Fisheye Camera.
  • Quad View: shows the live view in 4 PTZ views
  • 360-Degree View: shows 2 PTZ views and a 360° view
  • Single 180° view: shows one 180° view

Single View: shows one PTZ view

Installation Type Defines the installation type of a GV-Fisheye Camera. Tap the icon and select among:
  • |eSjj| ceiling mount
  • EBI wall mount
  • |g!j| ground mount
Alarm

Notification

Enable the alarm notification to GV-Center V2 when events occur. This function is disabled by default. Enable ARM & E-mail in the Settings page (see 11. System Settings ), and the icon will be added on the live view. This function is only available for General Mode.

Note:

The notification settings should be configured in advance on GV-IP Cameras.

ARM
E-mail

Notification

Enable the function of receiving alert notification through e-mails when events occur. This function is disabled by default. Enable ARM & E-mail in the Settings page (see 11. System Settings), and the icon will be added on live view. This function is only available for General Mode.

Note: The notification settings should be configured in advance on GV-IP Cameras.

B
Playback Plays back recordings. For details, see 9. Playing Back Recordings later in this installation guide.
Motion

Detection

Indicates detected motions. The icon becomes red 1 when a motion is detected.
Hardware

Decode

Enables GPU decoding which lowers the CPU loading and increases the smoothness of live view. This function is only available for General Mode.
FPS Indicates the number of frames per second, ranging from 0 to 30. The more frames per second, the smoother the motion appears.
FPS: 2

Note:

  1. The control of enabling or disabling recording EO is only available for compatible products and versions. For details, see 2.2 Supported Products for Enabling Recording.
  2. PTZ Panel functions are fully or partially supported by the following GV-IP device:
  • GV-IP Speed Dome and GV-PTZ Camera: all functions supported
  • GV-PT Camera: all functions supported except zoom in / out
  • GV-IP Cameras that support remote focus / zoom adjustment: only support auto focus, focus in / out and zoom in / out.
  1. The microphone function is only supported by GV-IP Cameras and GV-Recording Server V1.3 or later.
  2. Playing Back Recordings
    1. Accessing the Recorded Files

Make sure the following functions are enabled ahead to allow remote access from GV-Eye:

  • GV-DVR / NVR / GV-VMS: enable Remote ViewLog Service. See 6.1 Required Configurations on GV-Software before Connecting.
  • GV-IP Camera / GV-Video Server / GV-Compact DVR: enable ViewLog Server

Note:

  1. If a router or firewall is installed with the remote servers and IP devices, ensure the corresponding playback port is open. For example, to play back the files from GV-DVR / NVR / VMS, open port 5552 on the router. For Windows Firewall settings see 6.2 Configuring Windows Firewall for Communication. For port forwarding and a full list of default port numbers, see 6.3 Port Forwarding.
  2. To enable the Audio function for playback in GV-Eye, you must activate related Audio Settings in hosts.

GV-VMS: Setup > Audio Setting > enable Rec Audio and Round-the-Clock Audio options.

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GV-DVR: Configure > A/V Settings > Audio Settings > enable Rec Audio and Round-the-Clock Audio options.

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GV-SNVR0400F/0411/0811/0812/1600/1611/1612: Camera Settings > enable Audio.

  1. The following models with recordings saved on the SD card do not support playback from the local storage: GV-ABL / TBL Series, GV-ADR / TDR Series, GV-AVD / TVD Series, GV-BLFC5800, GV-EBD Series, GV-EBFC5800, GV-FER5702, GV-PTZ5810-IR, GV-SD2322-IR / SD2722-IR / SD3732-IR / SD4825-IR / SD4834-IR, GV-TFD Series, UA-B580F3, and UA-IP cameras.
  2. GV-Eye only supports single-channel playback.
  3. A maximum of two GV-Eye connections are supported at a time for remote playback for the following UA-SNVR / HD DVR models: UA-SNVRL810-P, UA-SNVR1620-P, UA-XVL810 / 1610, and UA-XVR810 / 1620.

To access the recorded files:

1. From the live view page, tap n. This page appears.

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Note: The date and time marked with the asterisk (*) symbol indicates its daylight saving time (DST).

  1. The recording files of the day are listed. Tap to select up to five videos. Tap to start

playing.

  1. You can also tap the calendar icon |g] to view the recording status.

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9.2 Playback Display

The full-screen display is as below.

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You can access the following functions by tapping the corresponding icon. With the functions enabled, the icons glow blue.

Icon Name Function
Export Saves the .mp4 playback file when it is ready and share it with smartphone apps available on your mobile device.
Snapshot Snapshots the current playback and saves it to the photos or gallery folder of your mobile device.
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Icon Name Function
PIP Displays a picture-in-picture view which is a close-up view with its original view displayed in an inserted window. This function is enabled by default. On your mobile device, pitch to zoom the part of the playback you wish to examine. You can then glide on the screen to see the different parts of the close-up view.
| Hide Control Bar Hides the control bar on the playback window so that the users can get a full view of the playback display.
Rotate Rotates the playback display by 90° for each tap.
Fisheye Dewarp Dewarps the fisheye live view and allows users to align the playback scenes, select display mode and define the installation type. For details, see Image Alignment, Display Mode and Installation Type in this table.
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360° Mode Displays the live view of a camera in panoramic view. You can swipe fingers on the screen in every direction to explore a 360° video. This function is disabled by default. Enables 360° View in the Settings page (see 11. System Settings), and the icon will be added on the live view.

Note: The 360° Mode needs to work with GV-VR360 Camera.

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VR Mode Switch the display mode of camera live view between
360°
360° Mode or VR head set view IckiI This function is
disabled by default. Taps 360° Mode and the icon will be

added on the live view.

Note: The VR Mode needs to work with GV-VR360 Camera.

Icon Name Function
n Gyroscopic Mode Allows the live image to rotate with the movement of a mobile device, such as a VR head set. This function is disabled by default. Taps 360° Mode , and the icon will be added on

the live view.

Note: The Gyroscopic Mode needs to work with GV-VR360 Camera.

Image

Alignment

Defines the size and center of the Fisheye view. Tap to enable this function and then enlarge, minimize and move the red circle. Tap this icon again to apply the setting.
@1 Display Mode Defines the display mode of a GV-Fisheye Camera.
  • Quad View: shows the live view in 4 PTZ views
  • 360-Degree View: shows 2 PTZ views and a 360° view
  • Single 180° view: shows one 180° view
  • Single View: shows one PTZ view
Installation Type Defines the installation type of a GV-Fisheye Camera. Tap the icon and select among:
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  • |elj| wall mount
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  1. Edge Settings

The Edge settings section allows you to configure the IP address, device name and storage path for GV-IP devices. Note that the settings are only available for General Mode.

To access the settings, enable Edge Tool in the Settings page (see 11. System Settings), and the Edge settings button m will be added on the main page. Tap m and the Edge settings page appears.

IP Name HDD Storage

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Main Page

Edge Settings Page

Note: For Android devices, tap u on the main page and tap Edge Tool to access the

Edge settings.

    1. Changing IP Address

To change the IP address of a GV-IP Device, follow the steps below.

Note: The function of changing IP address is only supported by compatible GV-IP Camera, GV-Video Server and GV-Compact DVR.

  1. On the IP settings page, select the desired GV-IP Device. A green tick appears under camera name.
  2. Tap Next at the upper-right corner. This page appears.
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  1. Tap Save to enable the settings.

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    1. Changing Device Name

To change the device name of a GV-IP Device, follow the steps below.

Note: The function of changing device name is only supported by compatible GV-IP Camera, GV-Video Server and GV-Compact DVR.

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On the Edge settings page, tap the Name button Hiki. The Name settings page appears.

2. Select the desired GV-IP Device and tap Next. This page appears.

3. Type a new name for the device and tap Save.

  1. On the Name settings page, pull to refresh. The device name is updated.

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GV-EBL1100-demo 10.0.0.10

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On the Edge settings page, tap the HDD button . The HDD settings page appears.

2. Select the desired camera and tap Next. This page appears.

    1. Assigning Storage Path

To assign the recording storage path on GV-NAS System for a GV-IP Camera, follow the steps below.

Note:

  1. Make sure the camera stops recording before assigning storage path.
  2. This function is only supported by GV-IP Camera firmware V3.0 or later and GV-Target IP Camera firmware V1.02 or later.
  3. The Edge recording is only supported by GV-NAS Systems.

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  1. Tap the Edit button and select Yes in the pop-up dialog box to add a valid path.

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Do you want to add hosts now?

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  1. In the pop-up Host List, select the desired host, type the username and password of the host and tap Login.

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  1. In the pop-up Storage Path List, select the desired storage path, type a name and tap Save.

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  1. To view the added storage path, on the Edge settings page, tap the Storage button

The added path is displayed.

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10.4 Monitoring HDD Storage

To view the HDD storage status, tap the Info button O on the HDD settings page. The HDD Info page appears and displays the capacity.

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Note:

  1. This function is only supported by GV-IP Camera firmware V3.0 or later and GV-Target IP Camera firmware V1.02 or later.
  2. For the camera with its storage path being assigned on the GV-NAS System, the HDD Info page displays the NAS storage capacity; for the camera without storage path assigned, the HDD Info page displays the SD card storage capacity.
  3. System Settings

To access GV-Eye settings, tap □ on the main page. The settings page appears.

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Main Page (General Mode)

Main Page (Easy Mode)

Settings Page

[LAYOUT MANAGEMENT]

  • Group Management: Creates groups and arranges live view layouts. GV-Eye can receive up to 96 channels of live view from various GV-IP devices. Users can create up to 100 groups, and each group has 6 pages in total with each displaying up to 16 channels of live view. See 7. Group Management for details.
  • Demo Mode: Displays 3 channels of live view for you to experience the features of GV-Eye.

Note: If you enable Demo Mode, your current connection of IP-devices and layout settings of live view will be temporarily closed. Instead, 3 demo channels and default layout will be displayed. To resume your previous settings, disable Demo Mode.

[ADD CAMERA]

  • Default Username: Sets the default username when adding a new IP device to the Camera List. The default is admin.
  • Default Password: Sets the default password when adding a new IP device to the Camera List. The default is admin.
  • Auto Add to Live View: Automatically displays the added IP devices to live view. This function is disabled by default.

[LIVE VIEW SETTING]

  • Show Device Name: Displays device name on live view.
  • Show Device Time: Displays device time on live view.
  • Keep Image Ratio: Displays the live view in proportion to the device's resolution.
  • Multi View Buffering: Enhances the smoothness of live view with multiple divisions. Note this function is for Android devices only.
  • ARM & EMAIL: Displays the alarm invocation and e-mail notification icons on live view.
  • Default HD: Displays the live view in HD quality video. This function is enabled by default.
  • 360 View: Enables the panoramic view.
  • PTZ Speed: Changes the PTZ speed. Speed 1 is the slowest and speed 5 the fastest.
  • *Delete All Entries on Camera List: Click to delete all the entries from the Camera List of all groups.
  • *Export Camera List: Export the current camera list as a QR code image to the internal storage of smartphone.
  • *Import Camera List: Scan the QR code containing the camera list, previously exported, to be loaded into GV-Eye. Select Append to import a new camera list along with the existing one. Select Replace to replace all existing camera list with the newly imported list.
  • Edge Tool: Displays the edge settings icon on live view.

[ACCOUNT MANAGEMENT]

  • *Add a binding account: Logs into a GV-Relay Account, see 5. GV-Relay QR Code.

[PLAYBACK SETTING]

  • *Audio: Enable Audio function for video playback.
  • Hardware Acceleration: Enable Hardware Acceleration function to increase the smoothness of playback. Note this function is enabled by default and for Android devices only.

[SYSTEM SETTING]

  • *Disable Screen Off: Turns off sleep mode of the mobile device when the GV-Eye is running.

Note: Under Easy Mode, only the functions marked with the asterisk (*) symbol are available.

  1. Defining the User Privilege of GV-VMS for GV-Eye

In GV-VMS, you can alter user privileges to determine which user account can access Video, Audio, PTZ, Monitor Start / Stop and I / O Output Control from mobile app GV-Eye.

Note: The function is only supported by GV-VMS V16.10.3 or later.

To set up the user privilege:

  1. Click Home click the account ID, click Password Setup, and select Local Account

Edit and select the Web / Mobile tab.

  1. Select or deselect Video, Audio, PTZ, Monitor Start / Stop and I / O Output Control of specific cameras to allow or deny the user the function.

For instance, firstly, on the Local Account Edit dialog box of GV-VMS, you can deny User1

the access of PTZ. Then, when you log on GV-Eye with the ID and password of User1,

you will see that User1 cannot access PTZ on GV-Eye.

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  1. Connecting to Authentication Server

GV-Authentication Server is a central credential management system for you to manage multiple GV-VMS or GV-DVR / NVR systems. By connecting to GV-Authentication Server, you can access the cameras from multiple GV-VMS or GV-DVR / NVR systems with one Authentication user account on GV-Eye.

Note:

  1. Other device connection functions on GV-Eye will be disabled while connecting to GV-Authentication Server.
  2. This is only applicable to GV-Eye for iOS / Android V2.8 or later (under General Mode) and GV-Authentication Server V18.3 or later.

To create clients / user accounts in GV-Authentication Server:

  1. To create a GV-Eye client, highlight Client List from the left pane and click Add A Client button.
  2. To create one Authentication user account that has access rights to assigned GV-VMS or GV-DVR / NVR systems, select Account Setup > Password Setup. Refer to Creating User Accounts, 11.5 Authentication Server in GV-DVR / NVR User's Manual, or 9.4 Authentication Server in GV-VMS User's Manual.

3. Click the Start Service button on GV-Authentication Server.

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To connect to GV-Authentication Server:

For iOS users

  1. Click Settings □ > Auth Server. The following page appears.

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For Android users

  1. Click Settings □ > Demo Mode > Auth Service Mode. The following page appears.

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  1. Type IP Address, Port, Authorized ID, and Authorized Password of GV-Authentication Server.
  2. Type the following connection information:
  • Client Name: Type the client name you have created on GV-Authentication Server.
  • User ID / User Password: Type the ID and password of the user account you have created on GV-Authentication Server.
  1. Select Get Auth Host List.

After GV-Authentication Server is successfully connected, you will be able to access the cameras from multiple GV-VMS or DVR / NVR systems assigned to the Authentication user account. You can proceed with desired configurations on these cameras.

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