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The PDA Screen of the MOBOTIX Camera

The PDA screen has been optimized for PDAs and smart phones to deliver images, dialogs and features for these low-resolution devices.

For example, if you would like to see a list of events on your PDA and download event images, open the PDA Event List.

Notes:

The currently active PDA screen of the camera shows a red button (e.g. Live) whereas the other buttons remain blue (e.g. Player).

Note that the camera image of the PDA's Live screen are not updated automatically. In order to see a new image, click again on the Live button of the Toolbar at the Bottom of the Screen.

The Elements of the PDA Screen

Hold your mouse over the elements of the user interface to see the bubble help. Click on the element to go to the description.

Camera Name Camera Information Image area Date display JPEG Quality Live Player event list Event Search Softbuttons Size 160x120 Size 320x240 Size 640x480 Toggle Lens User Click

Element Descriptions

Elements of the Title Bar

Name Element Description
Camera Name
mega-lux

This link shows the camera name as set in the Quick Installation wizard or in the Ethernet Interface dialog in the Camera name field.

Click on this link to open the Live screen of the camera.

Event Story
(-1..0..2)

Show the exact position of the image within an image story. In this case, one pre-alarm image (-1) and two post-alarm images (2) had been stored. The number in the middle (0) shows the current image's position (0 is the event image itself).

This information is only displayed, if the Player screen Player is active and the One event story only button is visible.

Date display
11:51:55 2004-05-13

Displays the date and time information of the current image.

quality Back to the overview

Select the JPEG quality for the displayed image.

This information is only displayed, if the Live screen Live is active.

Event Number
#813

Displays the event number of the current image.

This information is only displayed, if the Player screen Player is active.

The Image Area

Name Element Description
Image area Back to the overview

The image area shows the current image of the camera.

In order to get a new image in the Live screen, click again on the Live button of the Toolbar at the Bottom of the Screen.

PDA Screens of the Camera

Name Element Description
Live
Back to the overview (not active)
Back to the overview (active)

The Live PDA screen of the MOBOTIX camera displays the current image of the camera. Click again on the Live button to get a new image from the camera.

Player
Back to the overview (not active)
Back to the overview (active)

Use the Player screen to view events stored in the internal or the external (file server) image storage of the camera. Click on the image to show it in its original size.

In order to view the event images, use the Player buttons First image, Image back, Image forward and Last image. While doing so, the event number of the image is displayed in the top right corner.

Usually, only the event images are shown in the Player. If pre- and post-alarm images are available, you can click on Events only (no story) to include these images. This will display the One event story only button and the position of the current image within the story is shown in the title bar.

event list
Back to the overview (not active)
Back to the overview (active)

The Event List screen displays a list of the last events stored by the camera.

Click on an event number to display the image on the PDA screen.

Event Search
Back to the overview (not active)
Back to the overview (active)

In the Query Window, set a date and time and click on . The Event List will be displayed with all events before and after the date and time you selected.

Click on an event number to display the image on the PDA screen.

Softbuttons
Back to the overview (not active)
Back to the overview (active)

The Softbuttons PDA dialog allows selecting one of the softbutton functions defined in the camera.

Select the desired softbutton function from the list and click on OK.

Toolbar at the Bottom of the Screen

Name Element Description
File Size
Back to the overview (not active)
Back to the overview (active)

Click on one of the buttons Size 160x120, Size 320x240 or Size 640x480, to see the camera's live image in the desired size.

Toggle Lens
Back to the overview (right lens)
Back to the overview (left lens)

Click on this button to switch from one lens to the other.

This feature is not available for cameras with only one lens and in Night models.

User Click Back to the overview

Triggers the User Click event.

Camera Information Back to the overview

Displays information on the hardware, software and the most important settings of the camera in a format that is suitable for PDAs.

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