The remote viewing software called "Nemon" is the content management
software for our Nubix RT, Orbix MX, and Nubix DLX product lines.
This software lets you manage multiple DVRs and cameras with ease,
and automates many daily functions, freeing your surveillance
personnel from tedious and repetitive chores. It is included in the box when you purchase a DVR.
The latest version of this CMS can be downloaded from our on-line
support site (CCTVSUPPORTSITE.COM) at any time. Or, you can download
the version we used to create this page here --
Nemon2. As of
6/16/13, this is the latest version.
Please note these DVRs have a browser-based interface (web server) built into
firmware. This lets people who know the IP address and have the
proper user name/password log on to the DVR with MS Internet
Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Apple Safari, without the need for
Nemon CMS or any other additional software. While this gives users the ability to view
cameras and perform other functions, this type of interface does not
offer the full features of Nemon CMS.
Start at the Beginning
Install the Nemon software either from the DVD or download it. If
you are using the DVD, you'll need to open it with file manager and
copy it to your computer (let's say you copy it to the desktop).
There are several files on the DVD. The current DVD version holds the
following files (your version may differ slightly). Please note that
the downloads offered here are all current as of 06/16/13.
- DigitalSignageMaker_Setup (download)
- NemonNetworkArchiver_Setup (download)
- Nemon2Setup (download)
Run Nemon2Setup, or whatever number appears (it could be
Nemon3_Setup, for instance, in future versions). If your computer
lets you see the file extension, you can see that it's an .exe file and the file
type is "Application". Depending on your PC configuration, you may
be able to run it from the DVD. If not, copy it to your desktop as
previously suggested. (Some versions of Windows may also require you
to run this as Administrator.
After the installation is complete, launch Nemon(x). Click
through any final verification screens that appear.
NOTE: Most computers will
install and run Nemon CMS flawlessly at this point. Others may
require you to reboot, and then launch Nemon from the shortcut on
your desktop or your program list.
The first time you start Nemon CMS, you'll see the opening screen.
ADMINISTRATOR is the default user. Leave the password box
empty, just click OK.
Don't Get Confused
In the following text, we will be discussing passwords and user
names for two different things. First, for the Nemon CMS software.
Everyone who runs this software will need a user name and password.
This is NOT the same user name and password in the DVR.
The DVR has its own list of user names and passwords. These have
nothing to do with the Nemon CMS user names and passwords.
Logging In To Nemon CMS Software
The LOGIN screen you get when you start Nemon CMS immediately
asks for a user name/password. THIS password secures the Nemon
software only. Familiarize yourself with this opening screen. It
contains the tools you need to learn how to us.
Locate the icons shown below. SETUP, LIVE, PLAYBACK & CONNECT.
Connect to a DVR
You need four things to connect to a DVR.
- User name (for DVR)
- Password (for DVR)
- DVR IP address
- DVR Port number
When ready, click CONNECT. The screen shown below will appear.
Click ADD. You see the following.
Name: anything you like to describe the DVR - Joe's Crab Shack
Parking Lot, etc.
Address: IP number of the DVR
Port: default is 10101, and should appear automatically.
Determining the port number for complex installations is beyond the
scope of this procedure. If your location has one DVR connected to a
router, connected to the internet, the default port number should
work. If not, consult a networking specialist. (Experienced users
may use the AUTO DETECTION tab, but that function is not covered in
Description: anything you like.
Auto login: Check this box, or you will be asked to provide the
logon User name and password every time you select this Site. If
that sounds ok to you, then leave it unchecked.
User and Password: If you check the AUTO LOGIN checkbox, these
fields will be where you put your User name and Password FOR THE
Layout: Determines the camera layout after you
The image above shows a simple example. Click OK when you are ready,
and the SITE tab will show your new Site, as shown below.
Click the name of the site you created, then click the CONNECTION button in the lower right corner (it will no longer be greyed-out once you click the site name).
Our simple example site has one camera. Not a lot to look at.
To disconnect, click the CONNECT button in the lower left corner of
All sites, no matter how many cameras they have, are added in a
Favorite & Auto Detection
These functions let you create a list of favorite Sites and Camera
views, and provide an Auto-Detection utility that can help users
connect to DVRs that are connected locally (not across the
internet). For more information, bookmark this page and check back
for an expansion, which we will be adding shortly.
Setting Your Nemon CMS User Names and Password
Now is a good time to secure your Nemon CMS software from
Click the SETUP icon in the upper right corner. Two selections
appear, SETUP and REMOTE SETUP.
REMOTE SETUP lets you change settings ON THE DVR. We will look at
this function in a future installment. For now, click SETUP. A screen like
the one shown below appears.
This screen shows important information about the Nemon software,
and allows you to change some of the ways it operates. For now, we
want to go to the USER tab.
Click the USER tab, and the following screen appears, showing
ADMINISTRATOR as the only user. Highlight ADMNISTRATOR (if it is not
already highlighted) and you see the rights assigned to the
ADMINISTRATOR on the right-side of the window.
Administrators have all rights to use every function the Nemon CMS
software offers. Since this is a new installation, the Administrator has no password associated with it, so let's
add one. Click on ADMINISTRATOR to highlight it, then click
Since there is no CURRENT
PASSWORD, leave this field blank. Type your NEW password in the field,
and in the CONFIRM field, and
then click OK. Next time you start the Nemon CMS software, you will be
asked to provide the password for the ADMINISTRATOR user name. Do
yourself a big favor now and write the password down. If you're
afraid of people finding what you wrote, use a cypher. But most
importantly, WRITE IT DOWN NOW.
Add a User Name
You can let others use the Nemon CMS software and prevent them from
making changes to your configuration by giving them their own user
name and password, and assigning ONLY the rights they need to view
cameras, or playback files, etc.
In the USER tab of the SETUP window, click ADD.
Add your name, a description and click PASSWORD to set up a password
(write it down). Then assign rights to the new user using the checkboxes. Note that
some checkboxes are greyed-out until they become valid. For
instance, check REMOTE LIVE and the greyed out selections REMOTE
PTZ, REMOTE ALARM, and VOICE TRANSMISSION become "selectable" (but
are not automatically checked).
Use care when assigning rights. Remember that SETUP gives users the ability to
change the Nemon CMS configuration, including add and change users
and passwords. A curious and untrained person could easily render
the software useless, requiring you to re-install it and repeat your
work. And if you let them access REMOTE SETUP, they can change the
DVR user names and passwords, requiring a lot more effort to fix.
Only super users/administrators should have ALL rights. If you click
ALL you will see all of the checkboxes selected.
A Final Word
We can't stress this enough. WRITE PASSWORDS DOWN AS YOU MAKE THEM.
Better yet, BEFORE you make them and then read them off of your
note. Save the record in a place that is safe and secure. Lost passwords
account for a very large number of technical support calls and are
the most frequent problem our technical support team encounters. A
lost Nemon CMS password may only require a complete re-installation
of the software to fix, while a lost DVR password may require bench
time to wipe the firmware (this type of problem is usually not
serviceable in the field).
That's all for now. The next installment will look at more SETUP
functions and functions in the CONNECT window, and other functions
and settings we skipped today.