NetcamViewer Monitor

Installation

In the packaging you will find the instructions of the NetcamViewer Monitor.

On each page in the NetcamViewer Monitor menu you'll find a question mark on the right corner of your screen. When selected you'll find the extensive configuration guide for that page.

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You can operate NetcamViewer Monitor via a web browser on any device with a network connection on the same network as to which NetcamViewer Monitor is connected. To do this, enter the host name or IP address of NetcamViewer Monitor in the address bar of your browser.

You can find the IP address and host the name of your NetcamViewer Monitor at the bottom left of the screen after switching the unit on.

If you do not have access to the screen, you can find NetcamViewer Monitor by doing an IP scan of your entire network. For Windows, we recommend the program 'Advanced IP Scanner'.

If the NetcamViewer Monitor can be accessed it will be shown as Raspberry Pi.

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No, we do not offer the NetcamViewer Monitor as software only. This is because all hardware and software is designed to work without interupts and give an optimal user experience.

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Configuration

  1. From the menu on the left select the options ''settings''.
  2. Now select the option ''Language'', you can now choose from 3 languages: English, Dutch or German.
  3. Once you have changed the language you can refresh the page so that the language will change into the language that you have chosen.
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  1. From the menu on the left choose the option ''about us''.
  2. Click the option "check for updates".
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From the menu on the left select the option "settings". There you can enter the desired details.

  • User name: Enter here a user name, case sensitive and without spaces.
  • Password: enter here your password.

Click "Okay" to activate the security.

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From the menu on the left you can make the following selections:

  • MY IP-CAMERAS: the initial screen foor your IP-cameras.
  • SETTINGS: The settings for NetcamViewer Monitor.
  • SUPPORT: Support via FAQ or e-mail.
  • ABOUT US: Version information and update.

When you select the option ''settings'' you will arrive at this screen:

Here you can, among other things:

  • Change the user name and password of the Monitor
  • Change the default view
  • Change various system settings.
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From the menu on the left choose the option ''my IP-cameras''.
Using the + sign you can add a camera or a sequence of cameras to NetcamViewer Monitor.

For every additional camera you add a new tile becomes visible which contains mulitple functions:

  • After a succesful connection to the camera the top half shows a still image from the camera.
  • This image contains a start icon to show this camera on the display.
  • When the camera is already displayed, the stop icon will be shown. In this way it is also immediately clear which camera is currently displayed on the screen.
  • The bottom half of the tile shows the name of the camera.
  • At the bottom of the tile the delete icon and the settings icon are shown. These are used to remove the camera from NetcamViewer Monitor or to change the settings.
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You can reset NetcamViewer Monitor to the original factory default settings without username and password by entering the URL shown below in a web browser that is able to acces the unit. You need to disconnect the HDMI cable from the unit and NetcamViewer Monitor must be configured for display via HDMI.

http://[IP-ADRESS]/commands/hard-reset

Replace [IP-ADDRESS] with the IP address or host name of your NetcamViewer Monitor.

When succesful, NetcamViewer Monitor will restart and display its IP address on the monitor.

NOTE: YOU WILL LOSE ALL SETTINGS. THIS CANNOT BE UNDONE.

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That is possible, you can do this by following these steps:

  1. From the menu on the left choose the option ''settings''.
  2. At the bottom of the page, under the heading ''System'', you will find the manual IP settings.
  3. When you activate this you will find the following options where you can manually configure the IP-settings:

The default configuration for NetcamViewer Monitor is to receive its IP settings via DHCP.
You can always find the IP address and the host name where you can reach the unit on the monitor screen when no camera is being displayed.

If you prefer to give NetcamViewer Monitor a fixed IP address then you can enable this and enter the appropriate details and then click okay.

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Troubleshooting

When your user name and/or password are not correct the lock symbol is displayed.

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When you are configuring NetcamViewer Monitor from a somewhat slower device then it is possible that these pages are slow to load. To speed this up you can disable the animations and progress bar in the settings.

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  • If your question is not in the FAQ, then you can send us a message via email. In 'message' enter a description of you problem with as much detail as possible.
  • Send debug data: by default, several configuration settings are included with this message, which will help us to solve your problem. If you prefer not to send this information then you can turn that off.
  • Send: After clicking the send button your default email application is opened to send your message and configuration settings via email.mations and progress bar in the settings.
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  • When it is not possible to establish a connection with the camera then this will be indicated in the top half of the camera tile instead of a still image from the camera.
  • When the autorisation credentials are not correct then this will be indicated in the top half of the camera tile instead of a still image from the camera.
  • Make sure that the settings for the camera are correct. In particular check the details such as IP address, port and the selected brand of camera.
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Change HDMI mode via API:

Standard the communication between the TV or monitor and the NetcamViewer Monitor takes place via the HDMI cable.

If the automatic settings are not correct it is possible to change them via the API HDMI mode.

API:

http://[IPADRES]/commands/set-hdmi/[GROUP]-[MODUS]

The default state of the NetcamViewer Monitor is set to group 0: auto detect. The groups (if group 1 or 2 is specified) must be used together with the appropriate mode.

The most common group is 1 (CEA).

The most common resolutions are 1080p and 720p, both on 60Hz.

This results in the following common API commands:

http://[IPADRESS]/commands/set-hdmi/1-16 (1080p)

http://[IPADRESS]/commands/set-hdmi/1-4 (for 720p)

Afterwards the NetcamViewer Monitor will restart.

A complete list of groups and modes you will find at the end of this article.

Other HDMI API commands:

Information about the connected monitor or TV can be retrieved with the command below (if there is no multi view displayed)

http://[IPADRES]/commands/get-display-properties

Use the modes 'preferred' or 'native'.

Reset settings to automatically hdmi:

http://[IPADRES]/commands/reset-display-settings

Tip: PAL countries were historically 50Hz and NTSC countries 60Hz. However all newer HDMI tvs standard will be 60Hz.

HDMI groups and modi:

hdmi_group
0 Auto-detect from EDID
1 CEA
2 DMT

Modi Group1 (CEA)

hdmi_mode
resolution
frequency
notes
1 VGA (640x480)
2 480p 60Hz
3 480p 60Hz 16:9 aspect ratio
4 720p 60Hz
5 1080i 60Hz
6 480i 60Hz
7 480i 60Hz 16:9 aspect ratio
8 240p 60Hz
9 240p 60Hz 16:9 aspect ratio
10 480i 60Hz pixel quadrupling
11 480i 60Hz pixel quadrupling, 16:9 aspect ratio
12 240p 60Hz pixel quadrupling
13 240p 60Hz pixel quadrupling, 16:9 aspect ratio
14 480p 60Hz pixel doubling
15 480p 60Hz pixel doubling, 16:9 aspect ratio
16 1080p 60Hz
17 576p 50Hz
18 576p 50Hz 16:9 aspect ratio
19 720p 50Hz
20 1080i 50Hz
21 576i 50Hz
22 576i 50Hz 16:9 aspect ratio
23 288p 50Hz
24 288p 50Hz 16:9 aspect ratio
25 576i 50Hz pixel quadrupling
26 576i 50Hz pixel quadrupling, 16:9 aspect ratio
27 288p 50Hz pixel quadrupling
28 288p 50Hz pixel quadrupling, 16:9 aspect ratio
29 576p 50Hz pixel doubling
30 576p 50Hz pixel doubling, 16:9 aspect ratio
31 1080p 50Hz
32 1080p 24Hz
33 1080p 25Hz
34 1080p 30Hz
35 480p 60Hz pixel quadrupling
36 480p 60Hz pixel quadrupling, 16:9 aspect ratio
37 576p 50Hz pixel quadrupling
38 576p 50Hz pixel quadrupling, 16:9 aspect ratio
39 1080i 50Hz reduced blanking
40 1080i 100Hz
41 720p 100Hz
42 576p 100Hz
43 576p 100Hz 16:9 aspect ratio
44 576i 100Hz
45 576i 100Hz 16:9 aspect ratio
46 1080i 120Hz
47 720p 120Hz
48 480p 120Hz
49 480p 120Hz 16:9 aspect ratio
50 480i 120Hz
51 480i 120Hz 16:9 aspect ratio
52 576p 200Hz
53 576p 200Hz 16:9 aspect ratio
54 576i 200Hz
55 576i 200Hz 16:9 aspect ratio
56 480p 240Hz
57 480p 240Hz 16:9 aspect ratio
58 480i 240Hz
59 480i 240Hz 16:9 aspect ratio

Modi Group 2 (DMT)

hdmi_mode
resolution
frequency
notes
1 640x350 85Hz
2 640x400 85Hz
3 720x400 85Hz
4 640x480 60Hz
5 640x480 72Hz
6 640x480 75Hz
7 640x480 85Hz
8 800x600 56Hz
9 800x600 60Hz
10 800x600 72Hz
11 800x600 75Hz
12 800x600 85Hz
13 800x600 120Hz
14 848x480 60Hz
15 1024x768 43Hz incompatible with the Raspberry Pi
16 1024x768 60Hz
17 1024x768 70Hz
18 1024x768 75Hz
19 1024x768 85Hz
20 1024x768 120Hz
21 1152x864 75Hz
22 1280x768 reduced blanking
23 1280x768 60Hz
24 1280x768 75Hz
25 1280x768 85Hz
26 1280x768 120Hz reduced blanking
27 1280x800 reduced blanking
28 1280x800 60Hz
29 1280x800 75Hz
30 1280x800 85Hz
31 1280x800 120Hz reduced blanking
32 1280x960 60Hz
33 1280x960 85Hz
34 1280x960 120Hz reduced blanking
35 1280x1024 60Hz
36 1280x1024 75Hz
37 1280x1024 85Hz
38 1280x1024 120Hz reduced blanking
39 1360x768 60Hz
40 1360x768 120Hz reduced blanking
41 1400x1050 reduced blanking
42 1400x1050 60Hz
43 1400x1050 75Hz
44 1400x1050 85Hz
45 1400x1050 120Hz reduced blanking
46 1440x900 reduced blanking
47 1440x900 60Hz
48 1440x900 75Hz
49 1440x900 85Hz
50 1440x900 120Hz reduced blanking
51 1600x1200 60Hz
52 1600x1200 65Hz
53 1600x1200 70Hz
54 1600x1200 75Hz
55 1600x1200 85Hz
56 1600x1200 120Hz reduced blanking
57 1680x1050 reduced blanking
58 1680x1050 60Hz
59 1680x1050 75Hz
60 1680x1050 85Hz
61 1680x1050 120Hz reduced blanking
62 1792x1344 60Hz
63 1792x1344 75Hz
64 1792x1344 120Hz reduced blanking
65 1856x1392 60Hz
66 1856x1392 75Hz
67 1856x1392 120Hz reduced blanking
68 1920x1200 reduced blanking
69 1920x1200 60Hz
70 1920x1200 75Hz
71 1920x1200 85Hz
72 1920x1200 120Hz reduced blanking
73 1920x1440 60Hz
74 1920x1440 75Hz
75 1920x1440 120Hz reduced blanking
76 2560x1600 reduced blanking
77 2560x1600 60Hz
78 2560x1600 75Hz
79 2560x1600 85Hz
80 2560x1600 120Hz reduced blanking
81 1366x768 60Hz
82 1920x1080 60Hz 1080p
83 1600x900 reduced blanking
84 2048x1152 reduced blanking
85 1280x720 60Hz 720p
86 1366x768 reduced blanking
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API & Developer Information

NetcamViewer Monitor supports the implementation of various functions via a simple HTTP command. THis way a connection can be established between NetcamViewer Monitor and external equipment such as camera I/O's, Network I/O's or home automation equipment.

In the explanation of the API of NetcamViewer Monitor we assume that you already have the IP address or hostname.

 

Perform a HTTP command:

http://[IPADRES]/commands/[ACTION]/[PARAM]

 

Available HTTP API Commands:

 

ACTION PARAM Omschrijving Example
hard-reset   Reset NetcamViewer to factory settings to factory settings . Accessible without a password. Only works if HDMI cable is pulled out. http://10.10.0.25/commands/hard-reset
list-views [FORMAT]

View all configured cameras and (multi-views).

Optional the format can be specified: json, csv or xml

http://10.10.0.25/commands/list-views

http://10.10.0.25/commands/list-views/xml

play VIEW_ID[-TIME] Start a camera or (multi-)view corresponding to the ID from the list-views overview.

Start the view with ID "5"
http://10.10.0.25/commands/play/5

Start the view with ID "5" for 20 seconds.
Then switch back to the current view:
http://10.10.0.25/commands/play/5-20

play-sound   Plays a notification sound via HDMI / mini-jack  
play-startup-view   Starting startup-view (if set)  
stop   Stopping stream  
get-snapshot   Screenshot of the NetcamViewer Monitor display  
enable-remote-support   Enabling Remote Support function. Accessible without a password.  
disable-remote-support   Disable Remote Support function. Accessible without a password.  

 

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