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Text and Display Settings

Open the Text & Display Settings dialog to define different types of information that are to be displayed in the image, such as comments, date and time, error messages, symbols, highlighting and level meters. The displays can be used for information or advertising purposes. They may be used for configuring the camera, help find errors or inform you about events and actions.

Note: Click on the More button at the bottom of the dialog to display all options.

Description of Parameters

Parameter Description
Text Display

Activates or deactivates all image information displays.

The Date and Time option displays the standard time format you selected at the upper right edge of the image.

Text Color This option controls the default text color.
Background Color Select the desired color of the text background.
Background Opacity Select the desired opacity of the text background color.
Date and Time Select the standard time format to be displayed in the image.

Enter your comment to be displayed at the upper left edge of the image.

In order to display dynamically created camera information, you can use a number of special characters. These characters are listed and described in the topics Placeholders for Dynamic Image Text and Variables.

In order to format the text display in different colors, the following color codes are available:



results in this colored text display:


Display Font Size Sets the size of the text that is displayed in the image.
Error Font Size Sets the size of the error messages that are displayed in the image.
Error Messages

Activates or deactivates the display of error messages at the bottom edge of the image.

Note: Make sure that the Text Display parameter is activated.

Cover Borders Covers the borders of inset or dual images with thin bars using the background color.
Show Event/Action Symbols

These symbols indicate events, actions or errors.

If you have activated a large number of event sensors and actions, select Symbols II to get a symbol display consisting of two lines at the bottom of the image.

Event Symbols:

Symbol Meaning
CI Receive text via the serial interface
EC Event Counter
IL Illumination
MI Microphone
PE Periodic Event
PI Passive Infrared Sensor
RC IP Receive
RD Random Event
SI Signal Input
TP Temperature
TT Time Task Event
VM Video Motion Windows
UC User Click

Action Symbols:

Symbol Meaning
CL Phone Call
CT Text Message via the Serial Interface
EM Send an E-Mail
FR Image storage on a Flash device
FS Storing Images on File Server
FT FTP Transfer
IP Send TCP Message
REC LAN Image Storage
SD Speaker
SB Softbutton
SO Signal Output
SP Stop Actions
TR Image Transfer via TCP/IP
VA Visual Alarm

Color-coding of Action Symbols:

Color Meaning
Yellow normal
gray inactive
red Error
aqua is executed

Other Symbols:

Symbol Meaning
DY Day lens active
NI Night lens active
OA Obscuring Image Areas
OT Object tracing active
Level Meter

Display level meter as bar graph or scroll chart. The level meter is displayed in the lower left corner. You can choose from different data sources for the level meter.

Among other things, the level meter can be used for determining the best trigger level for the microphone, the passive infrared sensor or other definable event or image parameters.

Level Meter Data

Select source for meter. If the selected event is based on an analog sensor (e.g. microphone), the sensor level and the trigger level will be displayed. Otherwise, only a digital curve (0 to 1) representing the event's trigger state is shown. Events in parentheses need to be activated first.

Note: The VM and VM2 events are only signaling the trigger status of the first line of the corresponding Video Motion Definitions (i.e. VM window 1)!

Enable Object Tracing Moving objects are highlighted in the current live image and the moving object is traced graphically. This feature can help, for example, to discover escape routes.

Note: The object tracing mode is not available on all camera models.

Tracing Camera Object tracing can be restricted to one image sensor or it automatically follows the displayed image sensor. If both sensors are displayed, object tracing will only work on the right image sensor (as seen by the camera).

Note: This parameter is only available on MOBOTIX Dual cameras.

Memorizzazione della configurazione

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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