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Where can I access the latest ALNET Software?

For the latest software, please see Alnet Systems When you download the software use a download manager like “Orbit” to download the software. If you are in doubt about which version of software to download please contact our ALNET technical support.

 

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Is ALNET compatible with Windows VISTA?

 Alnet version 3 is now mostly compatible with Vista. The only system that is still troublesome is the 16CH Real time systems based on the RTD cards. All Pro, Netstation and DSP will work on Vista. Raicom still recommends though that Windows XP is used where ever possible due to the maturity factor of the OS compared to Vista which is still considered by many IT specialist to be unstable. In security situations, stability is much more important than flashy start buttons and fading windows.

 

question-answerWhat can I do if the ALNET Server freezes?

Please see below a list of possible causes for a server to freeze (freezing defined as a server being non-responsive. No keyboard or mouse actions possible) 1. Overheating (Clean fans, reapply heat sink compound, ensure proper airflow around server.) 2. Corrupted drivers eg. Video or other. (Re-Install Drivers) 3. Virus on server (Install AVG free and run Virus Check) 4. RAM faulty (Download the Ultimate Boot Disk from the internet for excellent diagnostic utilities). 5. Power supply of server is failing (Test by inserting a new unit and monitor the DVR for some time) 6. Check the electrical earth connection of the server and cameras. (Especially large buildings or buildings on sandy beaches etc.) 7. Check individual component failure eg. Video card (random lines and grids on screen)

 

question-answerWhat can I do if the ALNET Software freezes?

Please see below a list of possible causes for Alnet to freeze. (server runs, but Alnet program does not respond to commands. Ctrl-Alt-Del allows you to kill application) 1. Use of non-Intel chipset eg. VIA, NForce, SiS, AMD/ATi, etc. (Replace motherboard with correct type. This is the most common reason) 2. Make sure that the machine is dedicated. NO Access control or other security programs please. (See license documents.  3. Corrupted Alnet files (start installation program and select Repair option) 4. Bad sectors on the archive disk (identify with chkdsk) 5. RAM faulty (Download the Ultimate Boot Disk from the internet for excellent diagnostic utilities). 6. Power supply of server is failing (Test by inserting a new unit and monitor the DVR for some time) 7. Please make sure that there is enough space on the boot drive for Windows to create a swap file. (2GB should be considered minimum)

 

question-answerWhat can I do if the Video Picture freezes?

Please see below a list of possible causes for the video picture to freeze (Everything is OK, but the video does not move) 1. Clean all contacts on the cable, eg. the BNC plugs on the card. 2. Check CPU usage of DVR to make sure that the machine is not running at 100%