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  1. I need some tech assistance with resetting the password for a Pos-Watch / KXR2416 DVR. It's probably stored in EEPROM on the motherboard. Assistance with this would be appreciated. You can PM with a response. Thanks ...
  2. Greetings ! It's been a while since I was last here. Now working for ADI in Cape Town, South Africa. I'll try keep up some posts from now on.
  3. SeanMort

    GE Kalatel Firewire Drives???

    I've used the Maxtor 250GB Firewire drives on the GE units. They work well BUT there are some things to consider; 1. The Firewire drives cannot be played back with Wavereader/Browser via the GE unit and a network connection. You can only playback via the units front panel and then, and I stand to be corrected, you have stop the unit from recording to do so, or else it won't let you select the Firewire drive in the search filter. You do have the option of copying the Firewire drives contents onto the units internal drives for viewing across the network, but what happens to the footage already recorded internally (I didn't have the nerve to find out !!) 2. You can't view the drive by connecting it to a PC. I only have one customer that uses these drives and he is a credit card distribution company whose insurance company requires him to take every months recorded footage off-site for storage. He has to do this for a years total footage. 3. You have to make sure that you have enough Firewire drives for the amount of footage you need to archive, and this will take a day or two, or more, to archive. The most frustrating thing about using Firewire drives with GE units is that almost none of the above is documented in the user manuals, or readily available from GE. I would be keen if anyone else could shed some light on my experiences, and perhaps correct me on my findings. Anyone from GE care to reply ??
  4. SeanMort

    Need Help with GE Storesafe

    I've had a similar problem in the past with the older Rev LE DVMRe. It was flashed with the wrong firmware and this caused two problems; 1. The ethernet port was disabled on reboot. So there was no way to flash correct firmware. 2. The menu would not let me in to enable the ethernet port as it flashed up on the screen quite rapidly and the front panel buttons were all screwed up (Cam 1 button gave a #3 response etc). To sort this out I opened the DVR and, after tinkering around for some days, worked out that the front panel ribbon cable to the motherboard had something to do with the workaround. The end result was that the workaround involved connecting an appropriate spare ribbon cable (from an old PC) between the motherboard and front panel and by cutting the first four wires from the right side of the cable (if facing the front panel) it stabilised the menu to the point that I was able to access the DVR's communication menu, enable the ethernet port (using the default IP settings), connect the PC and flash the right firmware. It worked out great. I can't say if this solves your particular problem but it may help someone else out who has unit in a similar state. Sean
  5. SeanMort

    Seasons Greetings to all ye souls

    Merry Christmas and Happy 2006 to all. Enjoy ... don't drink & drive and enjoy some family time for a change !!
  6. SeanMort

    Opinions on "045" DVR

    It's made by Hi-Sharp in the Far East. I've seen it around over here but never installed one yet. Go here for more info; www.hisharp.com/ENGLISH/ PDF-E/DIGITAL%20DVR/HS-DVR045-E.pdf
  7. SeanMort

    Dedicated Micros

    Hi Galaxy60, got your PM re this matter and sent you a reply. The DM DS2 is not a true embedded system. The master HDD does indeed contain the OS to drive this unit but it does have a sort of BIOS firmware embedded though. For the price of these units I think DM could have engineered something better.
  8. SeanMort

    GE Legend domes & DVMre

    Hi again Mark, Apologies for the late reply but I've been on a customer site for the past week. In answer your last posting; The data daisy-chain config response is puzzling as RS-485 is designed to be daisy-chained. Only in a star config do you need the data distributor device. You don't have a whole bunch of domes with great distances between them so by all means daisy-chain them if your site/system allows. As for the UTP devices; as Rory said above, check out the NVT gear as it is good. I just thought you may get a good deal out of a bulk purchase on the GE gear (and uniformity if you like that). The WaveReader dome control does allow you to set pre-positions, but I'm not sure it will let you past the passcode feature of the Legend series domes (I've not worked with them yet). Perhaps a new release of WaveReader in the future will ?? Looks like you may need the keyboard. Maybe another member has some experience of the Legend dome and WaveReader ?? Regards Sean
  9. SeanMort

    GE Legend domes & DVMre

    Hi Mark & welcome, The first thing to address is the cabling issue; GE makes a range of active and passive UTP devices for transmitting video on CAT cable. For the distance you mentioned I would opt for the active UTP devices in lieu of co-ax. The CAT cable solution would also allow you to use the same cable for a data path to the domes. If the data cable is to be wired in a star configuration you would need the KTD-83 (data distributor), but you can avoid this by wiring the domes in a daisy-chain (multi-drop) configuration if it is possible, with the last domes data line terminated. The data line would then simply be wired straight into the RS-485 data port of the DVMRe. I'm not sure what cable types are available to you locally though (I'm sure other members can advise), but go for a thicker core size (0.5mm) if you can. Secondly; If you are going to use the WaveReader software supplied with the DVMRe across a LAN link you can control/set the domes via this software across the LAN connection. Expect a bit of latency on the video through the LAN though. The software PTZ control still works great though, and no keyboard is needed in this instance. Otherwise the keyboard is required.
  10. SeanMort

    Surveillance Camera Solutions for Elevators

    There was a posting on this forum about month or so back that tackled this issue with quite a lot of discussion. Just search for it ...
  11. SeanMort

    Kalatel Boot Loop

    1. How many cameras are connected ? The pps is divided amongst the amount of cameras you have hooked up. 2. I don't see a big problem with switching the DVR off every day, after all the drives are also used in standard PC's on a similar cycle. All drives have a finite lifespan, but the big thing to take care of is the regulation of the power to the DVR, particularly if you want to switch it off every day. Use a decent voltage regulator. Perhaps Rory or other members could advise you here for locally available gear.
  12. SeanMort

    Kalatel Boot Loop

    What ver software is it ? Can you direct mail me a screen shot ? Is the noise coming from the buzzer ? Is the BDM jumper block on the front of the motherboard set correctly (can you send me a pic if not sure) ?
  13. SeanMort

    Kalatel Boot Loop

    Is this the same DSR you spoke of some time back ?? What are the symptoms again ?
  14. SeanMort

    Kalatel Boot Loop

    OK .. meant to say defragmentation.
  15. SeanMort

    Kalatel Boot Loop

    What normally happens when you swop the master / slave drives around is that the RTOS sees them as potentially new drives and then formats them for use. If there was prior information on the drives it would destroy them in the process. It seems this format process is also done at a low level whereby it also checks the drives for defects (all drives have inherent defects) and marks them against future use just as any standard PC low level format would. The menu commands for Delete and Destroy: well the Delete command would naturally delete the image files, but with the possibility of undeleting them before being overwritten, and the Destroy would permanently erase the information. I'm not sure if it does fragmentation though. Fragmentation to my mind is an old Microsoft OS "thing" whereby files are not always stored in contigious sectors on the disk. Perhaps it is, perhaps it isn't ??