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Serial ATA (SATA) is a computer bus interface for connecting host bus adapters to mass storage devices such as hard disk drives and optical drives.
The Sensitivity indicates how much motion needs to occur before the camera indicates that motion is being observed. The lower the number, the less sensitive the camera is to detecting motion.
When enabled, this setting shows a red "R" or green "M" on the display screen for your DVR. The red R means recording and the green M means motion recording.
Shutdown allows you to do a soft shutdown instead of manually unplugging the power.
This number refers to a Stock-keeping unit, a unique identifier for each distinct product and service that can be purchased in business. This is how we identify our Zmodo products.
SMTP Port is the port number that your email service uses to send or receive email on. If setting your DVR up for automatic emails, this must match your email provider’s settings.
SMTP Server is the server name that your email provider uses to send or receive email. Please check with your email provider to make sure you have the correct SMTP Server before configuring automatic emails on the DVR.
Software Release Date
This is the date that the software version was released.
The Software Version on a DVR is the current software that the DVR is using to operate. Some may refer to this as a Firmware Version.
SSL stands for Secure Socket Layer. It is used as an encryption format for any sensitive information. Most DVR systems will use this in the email section of the DVR.
A standalone device is able to function independently of other hardware. This means it is not integrated into another device. Standalone can also refer to a software program that does not require any software other than the operating system to run.
Clicking "Start Sequence" will start an automatic switching of all of your cameras. In order to get it to stop, you will need to click "Stop Sequence"
Static IP Address
IP addresses are assigned to a host either anew at the time of booting or permanently by fixed configuration of it’s hardware or software. Persistent configuration is also known as using a static IP address.
A subnetwork, or subnet, is a logically visible subdivision of an IP network. The practice of dividing a network into two or more networks called subnetting. In IPv4,, the routing prefix is also specified in the form of the subnet mask which is expressed in quad-dotted decimal representation like an address. For example, 255.255.255.0 is the network mask for the 192.168.1.0/24 prefix.
A device which takes a single network IP address and spreads it across multiple devices giving them access to the network. A DVR can not be used with a switch as it requires its own individual IP address.