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Text & Display Settings


Open the Text & Display Settings dialog to define different types of information that are to be displayed in the image, such as comments, date and time, error messages, symbols, highlighting and level meters.

The displays can be used for information or advertising purposes. They may be used for configuring the camera, help find errors or inform you about recognized events and actions performed by the camera.

Note: Click on the More button to display all options of the dialog.

Description of Parameters

Parameters Description
Text display

Activates or deactivates all image information displays.

The Date & Time option displays the standard time format you selected at the upper right edge of the image.

Display Error Messages

Activates or deactivates the display of error messages at the bottom edge of the image.

Note: Make sure that the Text Display parameter is activated.
Date and Time Select the standard time format to be displayed in the image.

Enter your comment to be displayed at the upper left edge of the image.

In order to display dynamically created camera information, you can use a number of special characters. These characters are listed and described in the topics Placeholders for Dynamic Image Text and Variables.

In order to format the text display in different colors, the following color codes are available:



results in this colored text display:


Event Symbols

Events, actions or errors are represented by symbols.

When you have activated a large number of event sensors and actions, select Symbols II to get a symbol display consisting of two lines at the bottom of the image.

Event Symbols:

Symbol Meaning
PI Passive Infrared Sensor
MI Microphone
VM Video Motion Window
SI Signal Input
PE Periodic Event
DD Time Task
IR IR Remote Control
UC User click
RC IP Receive
IL Illumination
TP Temperature
RD Random Event
CI Receive text via the serial interface
EC Event Counter

Action Symbols:

Symbol Meaning
SO Signal Output
FT FTP Transfer
EM E-Mail Action
ST LAN Image Storage
IP IP Notify
CL ISDN Call Action
SD Speaker
FS Storing Images on File Server
VA Visual alarm
TR Image Transfer via TCP/IP
SB Soft Button
SP Stop Actions
CT Text Message via the Serial Interface

Color-coding of Action Symbols:

Color Meaning
yellow standard
grey inactive
aqua is executed
red Error

Other Symbols:

Symbol Meaning
OA Obscure image areas
NI Night lens active
DY Day lens active
OT Object tracing active
Level meter

Displays a level meter in the image as bar or diagram. You can choose from different data sources for the level meter.

Among other things, the level meter can be used for determining the best trigger level for the microphone, the passive infrared sensor or other definable event or image parameters.

Object tracing

Moving objects are highlighted within the entire image area. The moving object is traced graphically.

This feature can help, for example, to uncover escape routes or the like.

Store the Configuration

Click on the Set button to activate your settings and to save them until the camera is rebooted.

Click on the Close button to close the dialog. While closing the dialog, the system checks the entire configuration for changes. If changes are detected, you will be asked if you would like to store the entire configuration permanently.

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