How to Register Camera Server to the VK-64 / VK-16 Software ver. 2.2

Article ID: ART105766 | Date published: 05/11/2015 | Date last updated: 08/15/2015


Register Camera Server

After preparing for Camera Server registration (i.e., creating a location and zone, and adding the Storage Server), you should register the Camera Server.

You should register the desired Camera Server on the Storage Server if it has not been registered yet.

Register the Camera Server (by Search)

After registering the Camera Server, you can select the Camera Server from the Viewer screen.


  • Up to 192 Camera Servers can be operated. Up to 4 camera servers can be operated with VK-Lite. To connect to the Camera Server managed by another Storage Server, you should first add that Storage Server

Display the [Storage and Camera Server Summary] Windows

Launch the VK Viewer and display the [Storage and Camera Server Summary] window.

Find the Camera Server

In the [Camera Summary] window, click [Find Camera Servers] which is located above the right-hand panel.

The [Search Results] dialog appears and a list of detected Camera Servers will be displayed.


  • When you initiate the [Find Camera Servers] function, PC searches the Viewer's local subnet for all Camera Servers connected to it. Camera Servers on another subnet cannot be searched and should be added using [Add Camera Server]
  • The camera names in the list are those specified by the Camera Server. See the Camera Server's User's Manual for more information on setting the name ("Camera Name" for VB-C500VD, VB-C500D, VB-C60, VB-C50i/ VB-C50iR, VB-C50FSi, VB-C50Fi and VB-C10/VB-C10R, "Device Name" for VB150, "VB-C300NA" or "VB-C300PA" for VB-C300).


  • If you cannot find the Camera Server, click [Add Camera Server] to add it.
  • For the Camera Servers which have already been registered, [Registered] is displayed in the [Register] column. The [Register] columns for unregistered Camera Servers are blank.

Add the Camera Server

1. In the [Search Results] dialog, click a Camera Server in the search results list to select it.

2. Click [Add Camera Server].

The [Add Camera Server] dialog appear.

Alternatively, double-click an item to bring up the [Add Camera Server] dialog.

Continue settings on the [Add Camera Server] dialog.


Recording schedules should be set in order to record video. Even though you click [OK], video recording will not start immediately.


Contents of the [Add Camera Server] dialog will be different depending on the type of connected Camera Server.

Connect to Camera

1. Enter the Host Name or IP address in [Host Name or IP], then enter the port number for the Camera Server in [Port].

The [Host Name or IP] should be 255 characters or less (each label, separated by a period, must be 63 characters or less), the IP address must be 15 characters or less (each label, separated by a period, must be 3 characters or less), and the [Port] must be a figure within the range from 1 to 65535.

2. Enter the user name and password to connect to the Camera Server. Enter the user name in [User Name] and password in [Password].

The settings are then saved to the Storage Server.


  • Use the user name and password configured on the Camera Server. If the user name and password are not sure, ask for the System Administrator of the Camera Server.
  • Storage servers and VK Viewers do not support IPv6.

3. Click [Connect].

Once the Viewer has connected with the Camera Server, a tab is shown next to the [Add Camera Server] dialog.


  • You must click [Connect] before clicking [OK] to close the dialog (the [OK] button is disabled until you do so).
  • When two or more cameras are used with VB150 (when [Video Input] is set to [Multiple]), two through four tabs are added. The number of tabs shown for a VB150 does not indicate the physical number of cameras connected, but indicates the number of cameras which have been enabled using the VB150 [Camera and Video Settings] Page.
  • If [Video Input] is set to [Single] for VB150, the camera name displayed as the Camera Server Name is the first camera name in the server's camera name list when [Use Camera] is selected on the [Camera and Video Settings] Page. Therefore, it is recommended that the Administrator should set the first camera name to be a general name, applicable to the entire Camera Server.
  • If you are using a VB150 with the [Settings Web page URL] other than the default setting "admin", a connection error occurs when you click [Connect]. Restore the default setting and try again.


If you have a Multi-Terminal Module VB-EX50 unit plugged into a VB-C50i/VB-C50iR, VB-C50FSi, VB-C50Fi and have configured the [Use External Video Input], video seen in the Viewer may be taken from cameras connected to the Multi-Terminal Module. Switch the video at the Admin Viewer as required.

Select a Storage Server

1. Select a [Storage Server] from the drop-down menu which lists pre-configured Storage Servers and enter the Host Name or IP address in [Host Name or IP] and Port number in [Port].

The [Host Name or IP] must be 255 characters or less (each label, separated by a period, must be 63 characters or less) and the [Port] number must be a figure within the range from 1 to 65535.

2. If you do not want the Camera Server to record video, select [Do not record] from the drop-down menu of [Storage Server].


  • Recording schedules should be set in order to record video.
  • There is a maximum number of 64 Camera Servers that can be registered on one Storage Server with VK-64 (or 16 cameras with Network Video Recorder VK-16).
  • If you are using the Viewer only, the Storage Server cannot be configured.
  • If you have changed the Camera Server's IP address, you also need to change the host names in the [Connection Settings] and [Storage Server Settings] dialogs.

Configure Recording Stream Usage (VB-C500VD, VB-C500D, VB-C60)

VB-C500VD, VB-C500D and VB-C60 has a video recording stream function that temporarily saves images in the camera memory as a function to handle packets dropped due to network interruptions, etc.

To use the recording streams, select the [Use the recording-mode stream] checkbox.


  • Even if you have selected the [Use the recording-mode stream] checkbox for a camera server set up for a [Recording Schedules], the settings will not be reflected until the current recording schedule is finished. If you have selected the [Use the recording-mode stream] checkbox, please restart the storage server.
  • The recording streams can only be used for JPEG recording at 10 fps or less. They cannot be used for JPEG recording at rates higher than 10 fps or for MPEG-4 recording.
  • The recording streams cannot accept requests from multiple Storage Server. If recording stream requests are made to one VB-C500VD, VB-C500D or VB-C60 from multiple clients, the second and subsequent requests return errors and connect in normal mode.



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