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Multi View Screens


Open the Multi View Screens dialog to define the settings of the Multi View page for displaying multiple cameras and events.

The dialog consists of the Screens, Cameras and New Screen tabs.


The Screens tab gives an overview of all configured multi views. On this tab, you can select the default view the camera should display when opening the Multi View page and you can delete previously configured multi views.

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.


Before you can select a camera in a multi view screen, the camera needs to be defined. To do so, either enter the camera manually on the Cameras tab or let this camera search automatically for all cameras on the same subnet. Click on the Set button to add the camera to the list.

Display Options

You may select one or multiple cameras and define Display options... for the camera(s). These options become active as soon as they have been selected.

Option Description
Show selected camera images inline A 160x120 image of the selected cameras is displayed on the tab.
Hide camera images No camera images are displayed.


You may select one or multiple cameras and perform actions on them. Select an action from the list and click on the OK button.

When no cameras have been defined yet, you can choose one of the following actions:

Action Description
Add a new camera Enter the IP address of the camera you would like to add to the list in this text box.
Search for new cameras on the subnet Cameras on the same subnet can be identified by means of their MAC address and are added to the list of available cameras.

When cameras are listed, the following actions are available as well:

Action Description
Get information about the selected cameras The software version, RAM and features of the selected cameras are retrieved and displayed.
Change the host names of the selected cameras A text box is displayed for the selected cameras for you to enter a new camera name.
Remove selected cameras The selected cameras are deleted from the local camera list.
Copy configuration to the selected cameras Select this option to copy the configuration of the local camera to other cameras. Click on the OK button to display a new dialog. You may now select which section of the configuration you would like to copy. For authentication purposes, you can either select the Use my current authentication tokens option for the local camera or you may enter the remote camera's user name and password.


The configuration of the Ethernet interface cannot be copied. In order to avoid complications, it is recommended that all cameras use the same version of the software.

New Screen

Use the New Screen tab to define new multi view screens.

Select a screen layout and assign a unique name.

In addition, you can activate the following options:

Option Description
Default When opening the Multi View page, the new screen is displayed.
Add soft button Adds a new soft button with the name of this screen to the Multi View page.

Store the Configuration

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

In the lower part of the dialog a confirmation is displayed. Click on the store link to store the entire configuration permanently.

Configuring Image Areas of a Multi View Screen

Click on the Multi View 'Multi View' button button to display the Multi View page.

In order to display a camera in the image area, hold the [Shift] key down and click with the mouse in the image area of your choice.

The Multi View Screens dialog is displayed. It consists of the following two parts:

Configuring an Image Area

Note: When you have not defined a camera yet, open Multi View Screens > Cameras (tab) and add a new camera or have the camera search the local subnet for additional MOBOTIX cameras.

Parameters Description

Select a camera from the list.

On Alarm

Select an action to be triggered upon an alarm:

Off The camera does not perform any action.
Highlight When an alarm occurs, the image area is highlighted using a color.
Message When an alarm occurs, you are informed in a new window which camera has triggered the alarm.
Highlight & message Combines the Highlight and Message actions.
Focus Select this setting to display a camera that normally is displayed in a small image area in the main image area when an alarm occurs. Make sure that Focus has been selected for the main image area.
Highlight & focus Combines the Highlight and Focus actions.
Message & focus Combines the Message and Focus actions.
Highl. & msg. & focus Combines the Highlight, Message and Focus actions.

No matter which action(s) you have selected, you can always activate the Auto zoom setting. When you move the mouse over the image area, the image is enlarged.

On Click

Select an action to be triggered when clicking on the camera image:

Goto Live Image Displays the Live page.
Goto Player Displays the Player page.
Remote soft button

When you have selected the Show all soft buttons option from the second list, the Remote Soft Button dialog is opened when you click on the image.

In this dialog, you may also select a single function to be performed when clicking on the image.

To close the list, click on the image again.

Selecting the Display Mode

Option Description
Live Image (fast)

The camera image is displayed that you have set as default image.

To set the refresh rate of your choice, modify the Refresh parameter accordingly.

Special Format (slow)

Select this option in order to display a different image than the one displayed on the Live page. This display mode is slower than the Live Image (fast) mode.

Set the Refresh parameter and select the camera lens to be displayed by means of the Sensor parameter.

Note: This option is not available for Basic models.

Select this option to display the latest event images in the image area.

Number 0 is the latest event image.


A Focus image area allows displaying all screens configured for the same image area in a rotating manner.

The Focus image area should have 640x480 pixels while the camera images are displayed in the smaller image areas.

Set the desired display duration by selecting a value for the Focus Period parameter.

Image URL

Use this option to display any image that can be called using a valid URL. This is a very good method to show images from any network camera that is accessible via a URL.

You can set the Refresh and the URL options for this parameter.

Store the Configuration

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

To store the configuration permanently, go to the Admin Menu and select the Store current configuration into flash memoryoption in the Configuration section.

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