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DW Spectrum User Manual

Navigation: Working with DW Spectrum

System-Wide Configurations

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The System Administration dialog (Ctrl+Alt+A) is where you create the events DW Spectrum will track, and monitor current user, device and licenses status. The dialog contains the following tabs and sections:


oEvent Rules – opens the dialog when events and corresponding actions can be configured.

oEvent Log – opens the list of events that occurred.

oDevice List – opens the list of devices in the System.

oAudit Trail – opens the list of users' actions. Can be enabled and disabled.

oBookmarks – opens the Bookmark log.

oSystem Settings

Enable cameras and servers auto discovery

Send anonymous usage and crash statistics to software developers

Allow System to optimize camera settings


Use only HTTPS to connect to cameras

Force servers to accept only encrypted connections

Encrypt video traffic

Archive encryption

Display watermark with username over video

Enable audit trail

Limit session length

oBackup and Restore

Creates or restores a backup database of the System configuration (server and camera settings, users, event rules, etc.).

Licenses use this tab to manage licenses and activation.

Email – use this tab to configure an outgoing email server.

Updates tools to manage versions and updates.

Users shows all users and roles defined on the System.

Routing Management shows System servers and their IP addresses.

Time Synchronization lets you choose or synchronize server time.

DW Clouduse this tab to create or connect to a Cloud account.

Plugins – this tab lists the analytics plugins discovered on a System, in alphabetical order by device manufacturer.