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What you will need
1 x PC or laptop with a free serial port and network adapter
1 x (Serial) Null MODEM or debug cable, check appendix 1 for pin out detail.
1 x Ethernet crossover cable or straight patch cables and a suitable hub or switch,
See make_ethernet_cables.pdf for details.
Note: - The Video Server can only communicate at 10Mpbs therefore it can only be
connected to a suitable HUB or Switch.

Installing NetVu Config
NetVu Config can be found either on the Product CD or from www.ad-
networkvideo.com . The program must be installed to a local PC (or laptop) and will
normally default to C:\Program Files\NetVu

Using NetVu Config
NetVu Config is a 32-bit Windows application, which can be used to configure the
Video server using either Telnet or serial port communications.

Communicating Via the serial port can be especially useful if an Ethernet
connection is unavailable and can sometimes be the only way to communicate to
the video server.

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Making a connection
We'll assume a serial null modem cable is connected between Com1 on the host
PC and the debug port on the video server. (Usually Port 1, Port 5 for TransVu)

Now check the serial port and protocol is configured
correctly. Click Comms/ Comms type and make sure
Serial (RS232) is selected.

Then Check COM1 is selected and make sure the port settings are 38400,N,8,1
with no flow control.

Now Click “Connect to device”                     and
check device is connected.

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Serial Terminal Window
NetVu Config has a serial terminal window similar to hyperterminal,
to access this windows Click “Serial Terminal Window” button.

Once connected you will have a command prompt available like so
       Welcome to the NetVU command line processor

A short list of useful commands follows: -
       ipcfg – gets network information such as IP address and Subnet
       ping <IP Address> - std network tool for checking Ethernet
       communicator status – Checks for communicator comms
       cd – Change Directory, e.g. cd etc (moves to etc directory) cd c: (changes
       to C: drive)
       dir – directory listing of files
       reset – resets the unit

Telnet Via Ethernet
If an Ethernet connection is present then it's
possible to use the telnet feature of NetVu
First theTelnet option must be selected from the
comms type menu, as shown..

Now click the telnet connection
button and enter the IP address of the Video
In our example we have used the default IP
address of

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A prompt for the username and password will
appear, enter a valid username and password.
If username and password are unknown then
contact AD Network Video for assistance.
A telnet session has now been created, as in the
case of the serial terminal session some simple
commands can now be used to interrogate the
video server.

Getting Debug
Debug can be most useful in diagnosing most issues with the video server. Several
methods exist in getting this information. To get debug with NetVu config first make
a connection to the video server either serial or telnet then press the debug button.

Information like the example
shown will be displayed.

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FTP with NetVu Client
NetVu Client has a simple FTP                            client built in. This can be
most useful for transferring files to and from the Aquila Video server. NOTE: - The
FTP client can only be used via an Ethernet connection. If a connection already
exists then simply connect to start browsing, refer to the section “Telnet Via
Ethernet” for details on how to connect. Otherwise a server connection has to be
To create a connection first
start the ftp client.
Click the FTP button, the FTP
client will open.
Then right mouse click within
the FTP server side and select
“New” then “Server”
On each tab enter information
as required.
For instance on the first tab
enter a Name, then IP
Then enter a valid User Name
and Password.
Then if required a specific drive,
for instance the g: drive
contains all the setup files.

                                Click OK to finish creating the server connection

                                A screen like the one shown will be displayed once

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Dragging and dropping files or folders is all that is required to transfer to and from
the remote PC to the video server.

Other options exist within the ftp client, it is possible to rename, delete, add folders
and view text files within the ftp client. Right mouse click on the file or folder for

Press the exit button to quit ftp client.

Appendix 1

9 Pin to 9 Pin Debug cable used for connecting Video
Server to remote PC

Pin Description                 9 Pin DB-9 Female         9 Pin DB-9 Female

RD (Receive Data)               2                       - 3

TD (Transmit Data)              3                       - 2

SG (Signal Ground)              5                       - 5

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