What is the IP address of the microNVR1000?
By default, the IP address of Ethernet port 2 is 192.168.168.1 with a subnet mask of 255.255.255.0. If you connect Ethernet port 1 to a network with a DHCP server, such as your home router, the microNVR1000 will receive an IP address in the subnet of your local network. This goes for the wireless client as well. You can check to see the current IP addresses assigned to each interface by opening a windows command prompt and typing in "ipconfig /a", then hitting enter. You should see a long list with all the networking information for each interface, including their IP and MAC addresses.
Which Ethernet port do I connect my camera/s to the microNVR1000 ?
With the default settings, you will want to connect your cameras to Ethernet Port 2.
Can I use USB cameras with microNVR1000?
Yes, however, few VMS platforms recognize or record USB cameras. Make sure to investigate which VMS platforms accept USB cameras before hand. Blue Iris, Rogo, and Luxriot are a few VMS platforms that support USB cameras.
What VMS platforms can I use with the microNVR1000?
There are many VMS platforms that are compatible with the microNVR1000. These include but are not limited to, ExacqVision, ViewCommander, Nuuo, OnSSI, Milestone, Avigilon, Luxriot, ClearPIX, HD Witness to name a few.
Is the microNVR1000 weatherized?
No, but due to its compact size, it fits very nicely in many prefabricated NEMA enclosures.
How can I access my video from over the internet?
Configuration depends on the type of internet connection the microNVR1000 has. If the microNVR1000 is connected either through ethernet or Wi-Fi, you would need to setup port forwarding rules on the router it is connected to. For example, if the v received an IP address of 192.168.1.100 and you wanted to access ExacqVision's server from the internet, you would log into your router, navigate to the port forwarding section and create a rule that opens up port 22609 to the IP address of 192.168.1.100. Once you do that, you can use the ExacqVision client software to add a new server using the public IP address of your home router and the external port you specified. If your public IP address changes, you will need to use a Dynamic DNS service. Try dyn.com/dns/. If the microNVR1000's connected to the internet through a cellular modem, you would pretty much do the same process however, you would create the port forwarding rule in the microNVR1000 instead of the router. You would need to enable Windows Internet Connection Sharing, or ICS, on the cellular interface. You create the port forwarding rule in ICS. In this case, your destination IP address would be 192.168.168.1, if you kept the default settings. This works for a static, routable IP address. If you do not have one with your cellular service, which is likely the case, you would need to implement that Dynamic DNS service like before.
How can I access my camera directly over the internet?
There are a few ways to accomplish this and the solution depends on the type of internet connection the microNVR1000 has. If its a cellular modem connection with a static, routable IP address, you simply enable Windows Internet Connection Sharing on the cellular interface and create a port forwarding rule that allows access to the camera's IP address on a specific port. Usually port 80 for HTTP or port 443 for HTTPS, which gives you added security. Then all you do is enter the static IP address and the external port number of the device you want to see in a web browser, for example, 188.8.131.52:8080, and hit enter, and voila. If the cellular connection does not have a static, routable IP address, which is most likely the case, you must use a Dynamic DNS service or create a VPN. Typically, you run a little program that updates your specified Dynamic DNS URL, such as microNVR1000.dyndns.com, with the microNVR1000's current public IP address. That way, instead of typing in the IP address into the web browser, you can type in your Dynamic DNS URL with the proper port number of the device you want to access. For example microNVR1000.dyndns.com:8080. If the microNVR1000 is connected to the internet via ethernet or Wi-Fi from a home router, you would follow the same directions as above, but instead of creating the port forwarding rules on the microNVR1000, you would need to do this on the router the microNVR1000 is connected to. You can use Dynamic DNS if your public IP address is not static.
How do I know when I need microNVR1000 or microNVR2000?
When size, or heat, or power consumption is your concern, then microNVR1000 is the choice. microNVR1000 only uses 8 watts and running on 12VDC. It weights less than 1 lb and only 4" x 4" big. When where you have power and you need more horse power, then microNVR2000 is your choice. For more information, please see microNVR product comparison chart.
I saw your datasheet states "1080p100 H.264 encode/decode/transcode" What the 100 stands for?
This refers to 100 fps or equivalent. The microNVR1500 or the HiveCAM 1500 are both capable of 1080p100 encode or decode in the GPU. So you could have 3 streams at 30fps, 6 streams at 15fps, 12 streams at 7fps, etc. If you run at lower resolution you can have more cameras too. This is a generic measurement of video processing capability.