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MultiView Screens

Table of Contents
MultiView Screens
Display Options
New Screen
Image Areas of a MultiView Screen
Configuring an Image Area
Selecting the Display Mode

Open the MultiView Screens dialog to define the settings of the MultiView screen for displaying multiple cameras or events.

The dialog consists of the Screens, Cameras and New Screen tabs.


The Screens tab gives an overview of all configured MultiView definitions. On this tab, you can select the default view the camera should display when opening the MultiView screen and you can delete previously configured MultiView definitions.


Before you can select a camera in a MultiView screen, the camera needs to be defined. To do so, either enter the camera manually on the Cameras tab or let this camera search automatically for all cameras on the same subnet. Click on the Set button to add the camera to the list.

Display Options

You may select one or multiple cameras and define Display options... for the camera(s). These options become active as soon as they have been selected.



Show selected camera images inline

A 160x120 image of the selected cameras is displayed on the tab.

Hide camera images

No camera images are displayed.


You may select one or multiple cameras and perform actions on them. Select an action from the list and click on the OK button.

Actions Without Defined Cameras

If no cameras have been defined yet, you can choose one of the following actions:



Add a new camera

Enter the IP address of the camera you would like to add to the list in this text box.

Search for new cameras on the subnet

The camera searches the subnet for MOBOTIX cameras and displays a list of cameras.

Click on the Set button to temporarily store the cameras as camera list.

Additional Actions With Defined Cameras

If cameras are listed, the following actions are available as well:



Get information about the selected cameras

The software version and model name of the selected cameras are retrieved and displayed.

Change the host names of the selected cameras

A text box is displayed for the selected cameras for you to enter a new camera name.

Remove selected cameras

The selected cameras are deleted from the local camera list.

Copy configuration to the selected cameras

Select this option to copy the configuration of the local camera to other cameras. Click on the OK button to display a new dialog. You may now select which section of the configuration you would like to copy. For authentication purposes, you can either select the Use my current authentication tokens option for the local camera or you may enter the remote camera's user name and password.


  • The configuration of the Ethernet interface cannot be copied.

  • In order to avoid complications, it is recommended that all cameras use the same version of the software.

  • When manipulating several cameras, you should have set the same password for the admin user on all cameras.

New Screen

Use the New Screen tab to define new MultiView screens.

Select a screen layout and assign a unique name.

In addition, you can activate the following options:




When opening the MultiView screen, the new screen is displayed.

Add softbutton

Adds a new softbutton with the name of this screen to the existing softbuttons of the MultiView screen.

Image Areas of a MultiView Screen

Click on the MultiView buttonto open the MultiView screen.

In order to display a camera in the image area, hold the [Shift] key down and click with the mouse into the image area of your choice.

The MultiView Screens dialog is displayed. It consists of the following two parts:

Configuring an Image Area


If you have not defined a camera yet, open MultiView Screens > Cameras (tab) and add a new camera or have the camera search the local subnet for additional MOBOTIX cameras.




Select a camera from the list.

Auto Zoom

No matter which action(s) you have selected, you can always activate the Auto zoom setting. If you move the mouse over the image area, the image is enlarged.

On Alarm

Select an action to be triggered upon an alarm:


The camera does not perform any action.


If an alarm occurs, the image area is highlighted using a color.


If an alarm occurs, you are informed in a new window which camera has triggered the alarm.

Highlight & message

Combines the Highlight and Message actions.


Select this setting to display a camera that normally is displayed in a small image area in the main image area when an alarm occurs. Make sure that Focus has been selected for the main image area.

Highlight & focus

Combines the Highlight and Focus actions.

Message & focus

Combines the Message and Focus actions.

Highl. & msg. & focus

Combines the Highlight, Message and Focus actions.

On Click

Select an action to be triggered when clicking on the camera image:

Goto Guest Screen

Displays the Guest screen.

Goto Live Image

Displays the Live screen.

Goto Multiview

Displays the MultiView screen.

Goto Player

Displays the Player screen.

Remote softbutton

This option allows executing a softbutton function when clicking the corresponding image area. This could mean opening an emergency procedures list or any other HTML page on a web server, for example:

In the Softbutton dropdown list, select the softbutton function that is to be executed upon clicking the image area.

If you have selected the Show all softbuttons option from the Softbutton list, the small Remote softbutton dropdown list is opened when you click on the image. Select the desired softbutton function from the list and click on OK. To close the list, click on the image again.


  • If one of the image areas has been defined as Focus area, the remote softbutton feature will not work.

  • Open the Configure Softbuttons dialog to create new softbutton functions or to edit existing functions.

Selecting the Display Mode



Live Image (fast)

The camera image is displayed that you have set as default image.

To set the refresh rate of your choice, modify the Refresh parameter accordingly.

Special Format (slow)

Select this option in order to display a different image than the one displayed on the Live screen. This display mode is slower than the Live Image (fast) mode.

Set the Refresh parameter and select the camera lens to be displayed by means of the Sensor parameter.


Select this option to display the latest event images in the image area.

Number 0 is the latest event image.


A Focus image area allows displaying all screens configured for the same image area in a rotating manner.

The Focus image area should have 640x480 pixels while the camera images are displayed in the small image areas (320x240 pixels) on the left.

Set the desired display duration by selecting a value for the Focus Period parameter.

Image URL

Use this option to display any image that can be called using a valid URL. This is a very good method to show images from any network camera that is accessible via a URL.

You can set the Refresh and the URL options for this parameter.

Storing the Configuration

Click on the Set button to activate your settings and to save them until the next reboot of the camera.

Click on the Factory button to load the factory defaults for this dialog (this button may not be present in all dialogs).

Click on the Restore button to undo your most recent changes that have not been stored in the camera permanently.

Click on the Close button to close the dialog. While closing the dialog, the system checks the entire configuration for changes. If changes are detected, you will be asked if you would like to store the entire configuration permanently.

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