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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

Parameter Description
Text Display

Activates or deactivates all image information displays.

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

Background Color Select the desired color of the text background.
Background Opacity Select the desired opacity of the text background color.
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:


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.
Cover Borders Covers the borders of dual images (RiL, LiR, Both) with bars.
Show Event/Action 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 Windows
SI Signal Input
PE Periodic Event
TT Time Task event
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
REC LAN Image Storage
IP Send TCP Message
CL Phone Call
SD Speaker
FS Storing Images on File Server
VA Visual Alarm
TR Image Transfer via TCP/IP
SB Softbutton
SP Stop Actions
CT Text Message via the Serial Interface

Color-coding of Action Symbols:

Color Meaning
Yellow normal
Grey inactive
aqua is executed
red Error

Other Symbols:

Symbol Meaning
OA Obscuring 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.

Level Meter Data Select the source for the data you would like to display in the level meter.
Enable Object Tracing

Moving objects are highlighted in the current live image and the moving object is traced graphically.

This feature can help, for example, to discover escape routes.

Storing 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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