Nx1 Prototype Kit Usage Guide

So you've got your hands on an Nx1 Prototype Kit....
get it up and running in 4 simple steps.

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Things You'll Need to setup your Nx1 Prototypes:

1 - A WINDOWS COMPUTER

While Windows XP should work we'd appreciate it if you used Windows 7 or higher while working with your Nx1s.

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2 - The Nx Server Tool

A new tool designed to make setting up Nx Witness systems even simpler than it already is: 32 bit64 bit


3 - A DHCP ENABLED ROUTER & CABLES

Every Nx1 is shipped in DHCP mode - meaning it will automatically be assigned an IP Address if plugged into an existing network.

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4 - NX WITNESS SUPPORTED IP CAMERAS

Pick your favorite IP cameras (ONVIF Profile S) and get them ready. Each Nx1 can record up to 4 IP video streams.

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Quick-Start Video

Tony Luce from the Nx team quickly shows how to unpack, install, configure, and begin using the Nx1 Prototype Kit.

  • Step 1 - Plug In Nx1s
  • Step 2 - Install and Launch Nx Server Tool (beta)
  • Step 3 - Use Nx Server Tool to Create System
  • Step 4 - Use Nx Witness to Setup Recording

Step 1: Plug In Your Nx1's.

  • The Nx1 prototypes come pre-installed with Nx Witness Media Server and each include a 120 GB HDD.
     
  • Using networking cables plug your Nx1's and your computer into your DHCP enabled router.
    (Nx1's come in DHCP mode and will automatically be assigned an IP address if plugged into a DHCP network but can be configured static using the Nx Server Tool (see Step 3).)
     
  • Plug in your Nx1s to a power adapter - the Nx1 takes a few seconds to boot up. The power LED on the front will blink a few times during the boot process.

Step 2: Install and Launch the Nx Server Tool on your PC.

  • While your Nx1 is booting up launch the Nx1 Server Tool installation process and follow the wizard.
     
  • The Nx Server Tool (32 bit64 bit) is a Windows-only software that:
     
    • Automatically discovers Nx Witness Media Servers (including the Nx1) on LAN connections.
       
    • Lets users configure device network settings.
       
    • Allows users to set the device date and time.
       
    • Gives users the ability to quickly merge Nx1 devices to create a new System or merge into an existing System by allowing the to modify the system name and system password for connected Nx1's.
       
    • In short - the Nx Server Tool was created as a fast, simple way to set up either a single device, or a big batch of devices, making it easy to deploy an Nx1-based system.

Step 3: Use the Nx Server Tool to Create a New System.

  • After you've launched the Nx Server Tool you should see 2 Nx Witness Servers that are in the section labeled Unassigned System. These are your newly discovered Nx1 devices.
     
  • Check the box next to each device and select Edit All under the Set System Name and Password section.
     
  • Choose a System Name and Password (if creating a new system) or enter an existing System Name and Password if you wish these devices to join an existing system.
     
  • That's it. You're done! You can close the Nx Server Tool now.

Step 4: Open your Nx Witness Client and Confirm Setup.

  • Open and login to Nx Witness (make sure you have v2.4.1 installed!) and you should now see your Nx1s available on your System!
     
  • Each Nx1 includes 4 Nx Witness Edge Recording Licenses - so no license setup is needed.