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Abbreviations Used in the MOBOTIX Camera

The abbreviations (also called 'symbols') listed in the table below are displayed at the bottom of the camera images. They inform you about camera events and actions as well as errors and display status information.

These symbols are visible in the Live images, the stored images and the event stories. For example, using the abbreviations displayed in the Player images, you can identify the event that has triggered the storage of an image or event story.

Event Names

Event names are displayed in the lower left corner of the image and indicate the activated events. Symbols are only shown for activated events.

Color Coding of Event Names Using the UserClick Example

State

Color

Example

Remark

Enabled

White

UserClick

 

Triggered

Red

UserClick

 

Event Dead Time

Gray

UserClick

Only if an Event Dead Time has been set for the corresponding event profile.

Action Symbols

These symbols are displayed in the lower right corner of the image and indicate that the corresponding action or message is active. Parentheses enclosing a group of symbols indicate their shared membership of an Action Group. A "|" (pipe character) between these symbols means that they are executed simultaneously, ">" means consecutively in the order shown.

Color Coding of Action Symbols Using the EM (Email) Example

State

Color

Example

Remark

Enabled

Yellow

EM

 

Executed

Aqua

EM

This action is currently executed.

Inactive

Gray

EM

E.g. by time table.

Error

Red

EM

 

As Recording has additional options, the REC symbol has an expanded color scheme (see table below).

List of Action Symbols

Symbol

Description

CL

Making a phone call

CT

Receive a JPEG comment via the RS232 interface

EM

Email Action

FS

Storing images on a File Server

FT

Perform File Transfer action

HR

Record history image

IP

Send TCP Message

REC

The camera is storing images in its internal storage (RAM).

Colors of the REC symbol:

State

Color

Example

Remark

Enabled

Yellow

REC

 

Inactive

Gray

REC

By time table or when recording is deactivated (Arm Recording is Off or has been deactivated using a key switch in conjunction with the signal input).

Event Recording

Aqua

REC

Only while an event recording is taking place.

Continuous Recording

Green

EM

 

Error

Red

EM

 

SD

Sound on event

SMS

Send SMS

SO

Switching Signal Output is active

TR

The Terminate Recording action has been triggered and the camera has stopped recording. The symbol is displayed in gray (TR) and a message in the live image above the symbols will indicate the status.

VA

Visual Alarm is active

Status Symbols

These symbols are displayed in the lower right corner of the image to indicate a certain status of the camera. The default color is yellow: DY.

Symbol

Description

DY

The camera is using the day lens (only Day/Night models).

NI

The camera is using the night lens (only Day/Night models).

Additional Symbols

These additional symbols are not linked to a specific event or action and are only displayed above the event symbols if an error has occurred. The default color is yellow: LG.

Symbol

Description

LG

Error processing a logo.

OA

Error obscuring image areas.

SB

Error triggering a softbutton function.

Informational Symbols

These symbols are not linked to events nor actions either. They are displayed only to indicate the state of various camera functions. They always appear in grey color and in brackets: [exp].

Symbol

Description

[exp]

The maximum possible frame rate is currently not available due to exposure settings.

Notes

  • Depending on your camera model, some symbols may not be available.

  • In general, the camera can use all symbols to indicate an error if the corresponding function fails.

  • Open the Text & Display Settings (help page) dialog to deactivate the display of Error Messages.

  • Error messages are always logged in the System Messages, even if error message display in the live image has been disabled.


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