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CONNECTING TO VMAX® IP PLUS
and VMAX® A1 USING PATHFINDER

What is PathFinder

The P2P PathFinder lets you securely view your system on your iOS® or Android® devices by scanning a QR code in the recorder’s settings menu. PathFinder allows users to connect, view, playback and search video from their DW® video surveillance solutions anywhere, anytime, with no need for complicated port forwarding.
PathFinder Compatibility
Android iOS
Recorders DW® MOBILE App VMAX® IP Plus APP DW® MOBILE App VMAX® IP Plus APP
VMAX® IP PLUS Under development Click here for instructions Under development Click here for instructions
VMAX®A1 2nd GEN Under development Under development Click here for instructions Under development


Default login Information for VMAX® IP PLUS and VMAX® A1
Username : admin Password :

Note:
- DW® Mobile app for iOS does NOT support PATHFINDER on the VMAX® IP Plus NVR
- VMAX® IP Plus app for both iOS and Android does NOT support Pathfinder on the VMAX® A1 1st or 2nd generation DVRs.
- PATHFINDER has a delay that can take as long as 20 seconds (depending on network speeds)

HOW TO CONNECT TO VMAX® IP PLUS USING THE
VMAX® IP PLUS APP FOR IOS AND ANDROID

STEP 1: Setting Up PATHFINDER on the VMAX® IP Plus

1. Log in to your VMAX® IP Plus as the administrator. By default, the machine should log in with username admin and an empty password field.
2. Right-click on the screen. Select the menu option.
3. Select the Network icon. Pathfinder should be listed. Select it.
4. Check mark Use Pathfinder. Select Get ID for the machine to automatically produce an ID and QR code.
5. Click SAVE

STEP 2: Setting up the VMAX® IP Plus app

1. On the Google Play store or App Store, download VMAX® IP PLUS MOBILE CLIENT (You can simply search “vmax ip plus”. Download the app and allow any permissions it requests.
2. Launch the application. Click on the Add button on the bottom left of the screen.
3. On the Site Info page, enable Use P2P. It will now give you the option to scan a QR code.
4. Scan the QR code that is on your unit. (Found under Network>Pathfinder)
5. Once the camera registers the QR code from the DVR, the IP address field will show the NVR’s MAC address information.
6. Input a site name, the port information and your login credentials (by default the port is 9010 and the login is admin/ no password)
7. Click SAVE. Your new site should be on the site list. Select the site name, and choose Live. Your cameras should now load up (Time to load will depend on network speeds and number of cameras being viewed)

HOW TO CONNECT TO VMAX® A1 USING THE
DW® MOBILE APP FOR IOS

Note: DW Mobile app does NOT support PathFinder on the Android app.
STEP 1: Setting Up PATHFINDER on the VMAX® A1

1. In the DVR, right-click anywhere on the screen and select “MENU” from the popup menu.
2. Go to NETWORK > PATH FINDER.
3. Enable P2P PathFinder option on DVR setup menu by selecting ON from the drop-down menu options.
4. If the registration was successful, SUCCESS will appear under Status. If there was a network connection issue, FAIL will appear under Status.
5. Keep this screen open for QR code scan via the mobile app (see #3 on the mobile app setup section).
STEP 2: Setting up the DW® Mobile app on your iOS device

1. Launch the DW® Mobile or DW® Mobile Pro application on your Android® or Apple® smart-phone or tablet.
2. Go to the Site menu to register a new site.
3. Press QR icon at the bottom of screen.
4. Scan the QR code that is on your unit. (Found under Network>Pathfinder)
5. Once the camera registers the QR code from the DVR, the IP address field will show the DVR’s MAC address information
6. Complete the new device’s registration information by adding the device name, port number, user-name and password. Select ‘Save’ to complete the registration.
7. The new site will appear in your sites list.