POS function is present on the entire 8000 series NVR range and the entry-level 4KE range has POS function.
Also in some of the 6000 series (still to be verified)
The POS function on NVRs can only be configured from the local interface of the recorder itself or from Safire Control Center.
In NVRs, the POS is considered metadata (the same as a line crossing or area intrusion, like a VCA).
In XVRs it will not allow the POS configuration from the web interface, since the POS would be "printed" on the video stream itself.
CONFIGURATION POS NVR SAFIRE CONTROL CENTER
In the device management part, click on advanced settings:
We click on POS, and the first thing that appears is the POS rule configuration.
From here we can configure the operating hours, notification link methods, or relay activations, as well as configure the desired camera function by selecting the POS area, how we want it to be displayed on the screen, etc.
- Scroll: The screen is filled with information, and the first information is scrolled.
- Page: The information appears all at once as it is scanned on the screen. If the second piece of information is scanned, the first information is removed.
In the next part, we configure the font. Here we make special mention of the font because not all fonts are supported by the web interface and the Safire Control Center. Only the LATIN-1 font can be displayed in real-time and in the Safire Control Center and web interface recordings.
In the local interface of the recorder, any font that the recorder allows us to use can be displayed.
Finally, the connection mode is to set the IP and port of the printer that will send us the information. We can connect several printers and assign them with the Filter Rule ID so that as you can see in the first screenshot, a different Filter Rule ID should be applied to each channel since a printer is usually used per camera (imagine a supermarket checkout, with several scanners).
When viewing and recording, as I said before that the POS is treated as a VCA, to be able to search by POS later in Safire Control Center, we should set the recording by POS in the recording schedule, like this:
This would suffice.
Now, in SCC, if we go to Real-Time we can see the result of the POS as long as we have configured the font as LATIN-1:
In recordings we can search directly by POS events from here:
Search by specific KEYWORDs if we need it:
And finally, we would only get POS events as a result, which if we play it back shows the whole text string printed in the recording:
If, on the other hand, we want to visualize the POS information, from the web interface of the recorder, we don't have to forget to enable this in the CONFIGURATION -> LOCAL part