Devices are recorders that are fitted inside vehicles, and are configured to communicate with Depot Manager and Evidence Manager (Evidence Manager) via a network. Evidence Manager connects to devices to display either live or recorded videos.
When Evidence Manager is opened in Standalone Mode, devices communicating on the same network are generally auto-discovered, and appear under Unknown Devices. You must associate such devices with Evidence Manager by organizing them under the Devices folder.
However, in some situations, Evidence Manager cannot auto-discover devices. An example of such a situation is when Evidence Manager and the devices are not on the same subnet, because of which Evidence Manager cannot auto-discover the device. Another example of a situation where the provision for adding a device manually is useful, is when you do not have the connectivity for accessing a device, but you have its details handy. You can add this device to Evidence Manager, and when possible, connect to the device.
To better organize the devices under the Devices folder, you can create sub-folders inside the Devices folder, and then arrange devices inside each individual folder.
If you have imported devices into Evidence Manager, the resultant devices will be listed under a folder having a prefix “Imported”.
At this moment, only MobileView devices can be accessed from under the Devices folder. All the procedures in this chapter, are therefore, applicable to MobileView devices only.
Multiple devices can appear under the Devices folder, either as a result of auto-discovery or manual configuration. However, Evidence Manager can only connect to one device at a time.
To add an auto-discovered device:
To add a device manually: