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gsbNF  Soft buttons, configuring

Defining Soft Buttons


On the left side of the user level pages (Live, Player and Multi View), you can find several soft buttons some of which have been pre-defined in the factory.

You can customize these button in order to facilitate certain work processes or to simplify the access to certain actions or dialogs. For example, you can define a soft button for calling the URL of an external alarm plan in an emergency or for sending IP Notify messages to other computers or cameras. Also, you can use these buttons to control the features of the pan/tilt head via the serial interface.

Defining Soft Buttons

In order to edit a soft button, you have the following possibilities:

Configuring a Soft Button

Hold [Shift] down and click on one of the soft buttons on the Live, Player or Multi View pages.

Set the function for the soft button:

List Box Description
Replace this button with

Specify the action to be performed.

Replace this button with Replaces the current soft button feature by the one selected in the right list.
# Insert above button Inserts a new soft button with the function defined in the right list above the selected button.
Insert underneath button Inserts a new soft button with the function defined in the right list underneath the selected button.
Delete this button Deletes the selected soft button from the soft button menu.
No function Select a function for the selected soft button.

Execute a command:

Command Description

Click on this button to temporarily store the configuration of this soft button.

Note: Always remember to permanently store any modifications of the configuration in the Store current configuration into flash memory dialog so that the buttons will remain available even after rebooting the camera.
Set Factory Menu Click on this button to reset the menu of this page to its factory default settings.
Copy Menu to Others Click on this button to copy the menu of this page to the other side of the camera.
Define Function Displays the Configure Soft Buttons dialog so that you can edit the features in the list as described under Editing Soft Button Features.

Editing Soft Button Features

Use the Configure Soft Buttons dialog to manage the soft button features.

Column Description
Name Enter a short unique name that can be selected later on in the feature list of the Configure Soft Buttons dialog.
Color Set the color of the soft button.
Function Select the desired function.
Parameters Some features require parameters. Once you have selected a feature, the related parameters are displayed here. Use spaces to separate multiple parameters and enter the parameter values with preceding "=" characters.
Options To delete a soft button, click on the Delete option and confirm your selection by clicking on the Set button.


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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