Star4Live - Remote Access


Star4Live is a network platform which allows Cymbol users to watch live video or video recordings properties/spaces installed with Cymbol network recorders or cameras. Star4Live is a web browser service which eliminates the need for static IP connection or 3rd party pay-to-view DDNS services. Star4Live uses P2P (Peer to Peer) technology to establish a cloud connection between the network recorder, cameras and mobile devices such as smart phones and tablets. After enabling P2P, the NVR or camera initializes a connection with the cloud server and establishes the necessary credentials for the NVR or cameras to share video.

The web based platform:

  • Eliminates the need to use port forwarding with typical routers or network switchers which increases network vulnerability
  • Provides increased network security by removing the reliance on the router and switch
  • Connections are enabled using a unique product identifier embedded in each network recorder and camera
  • Simple QR code or manual entry of identifier to initiate the connection
  • Allows the user to share the NVR or cameras to other “registered” mobile devices

EZTools - Device Management


EZTools 2.0 is a tool kit for device management, channel management, device upgrades, maintenance, recording time and capacity calculations.


  • Device Management: Search device; Change device password and IP; Configure device remotely including device name, time and network.
  • Channel Management: Configure the image, encoding, OSD, and audio (for IPC only) settings.
  • Batch upgrade: Upgrade devices using an upgrade file on the PC; Upgrade devices with Internet connection.
  • Device Maintenance:Restore device to default settings; Import and export device configuration; export diagnosis info; Restart device.
  • NVR Channel Management: Add or delete NVR channels.
  • Capacity calculation: Calculate the allowed recording time based on the given disk space; Calculate the required disk space based on the given recording time.
Item Requirements
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7/ Windows 8/ Windows 10(32-bit or 64-bit).
CPU Intel Pentium IV 3.0 GHz or higher.
Memory 1 GB or higher.
Display Definition 1280*720 or higher.

Guard Station - Control manager



  • Seamless control management for Cymbol's IP cameras, and NVR's.
  • Efficient device management: Automatic device discovery (or search by network segment); add devices by IP address/domain name; add devices by DDNS; add devices and adjust time in batch.
  • Diverse functions:
    • Live view: scene, custom layout, split screen, auxiliary screen display, corridor mode, sequence display, audio, two-way audio
    • Recording: local recording, alarm-triggered recording, scheduled recording, recording download
    • Playback: synchronous/asynchronous playback, instant playback, recording search by time/event, and play recordings on SD card
    • PTZ control: preset, preset patrol, recorded patrol, patrol plan
    • Alarm: Service alarm (event alarm), device alarm (online/offline, etc.), alarm triggering (live view, etc.), real-time/history alarm management
    • E-Map: hot spot, hot zone, eagle eye, and map alarm
    • Video wall: live view, sequence display and playback on video wall, alarm to video wall, open window(s) by one click, auto bind decoding channel, multi-window for one decoding channel, save and switch scene, small pixel pitch LED, virtual LED


Function Description
Note: Functions and system requirements may vary with software version.
Device Management
Features Device discovery (auto discovery, specify network segment)
Add devices by IP address/domain name/ DDNS
Cloud device management(add, edit, delete and share)
Group devices, view device status, restart device
Remote configuration(image parameters, encoding parameters, OSD)
Fisheye camera supported
Live View
Screen Layout 1/ 4/ 5 /6 /8 /9 /10 /13 /16 /17 /25 /32 /36 /64 split view
1 / 4 / 9 / 16 / 25 default view and custom view
3 auxiliary screens
PTZ Control Pan, tilt, zoom, shortcut PTZ, focus, preset, patrol, 3D positioning, IR control, wiper control, heat control, snow removing
Note: Actual functionality may vary depending on device capability.
Features Group display, sequence display, snapshot, digital zoom, scene, instant playback, local recording, default and custom view, custom stream, corridor mode, audio, two-way audio, and manual alarm
Recording Play back recording from NVR and SD card
16-ch (Async)/16-ch (Sync) playback
Display recording status on a calendar
Recording in .ts, .mp4 format
Features Local recording, scheduled recording, alarm triggered recording, search recording by time/recording type, recording download, snapshot, digital zoom, -16x~16x speed for forward and backward, audio, instant playback, play back local recordings, playback by image, playback by frame, playback in default/custom view
Type Multiple alarm types.
Alarm Triggering Live view, recording, email, preset, sound and etc.
Trigger other IPCs
Alarm Records Real-time alarm info display and acknowledge
History alarm display/acknowledge/query
Map Alarm Alarm flash, search and acknowledge
Features Hot spot, hot zone, map zoom in/out, eagle eye
User Management
User Management Add, edit and delete user, query user
User Level Super administrator, administrator, operator
User Info User name, password, user level, permissions
Different default permissions for different user levels
Assignable permission(s) of each IPC
System Configuration
Audio & Video Configure video processing mode, display mode, stream transmission protocol
Enable shortcut PTZ control, GPU mode
Configure snapshot mode, image save path
Configure format and save path for local and downloaded recordings
System Enable auto login to Guard Station/ Windows
Set retention period for operation/alarm log
Import and export configuration
Operation Set alarm duration, alarm recording start and end time
Enable auto time sync, set synchronization interval
Configure SMTP server and email address used to send/receive emails
System Requirement
Guard Station 3.0 64-bit Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7/Windows 8/Windows 10 (64-bit)
CPU: Intel Core i5 3.1 GHz or higher
Memory: 4GB or higher
Guard Station 3.0 32-bit Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7/Windows 8/Windows 10 (32-bit or 64-bit)
CPU: Intel Pentium IV 3.0 GHz or higher (4Cores, 3.0 GHz recommended)
Memory: 4GB or higher
Guard Station 3.0 Mac Operating System: Mac OS 10.11 or higher
CPU: Intel Core i5 3.1 GHz or higher
Memory: 4GB or higher