Video Intercom/VTH and VTO Setup on DSS Pro V8


This article will go over the setup of Video Intercom with DSS Pro V8 using Configtool.

DSS Pro V8 will be acting as our SIP Server. Intercom devices will need to point to the system user on DSS Pro V8.
system user is mainly used for server maintenance. For live monitoring you will want to create a new user with Muilt-client Login disabled.


Video Instructions

Step by Step Instructions

Initializing the Video Intercom Devices

1. Open Configtool and initialize the VTOs first. Check all the VTOs on your network and click on Initialize.

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2. Click on Initialize again

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3. VTOs requires a 8-character alphanumeric password. Enter the password and confirm it. Do NOT forget to enter an email. Entering an email will help you reset the password when needed. Click on Next to proceed.

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4. Click on Finish once you see the green check marks.

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5. Now we need to initialize the VTHs. Check all VTHs on your network and click on Initialize.

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6. Make sure the VTHs are check and click on Initialize again

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7. VTHs will require an 6-digit password. Please enter and confirm the password. Enter the email as well. Click on Next

NOTE: VTHs running 4.7 firmware will use the same password requirement as the VTOs when released

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8. Click on Finish when you see the green check marks.

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9. Now that the VDP devices are initialized we need to get them on the local network. Start by going to Search Settings and enter the password of the VTOs. This will allow us to make changes to the VTOs using Configtool. Click on OK to proceed.

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10. Click on Edit to modify the VTOs IP. Enter an available IP on your local network and hit OK to save. Do this same step to the remaining VTOs.

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11. Next are the VTHs. Lets go back to Search Settings

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12. Enter the 6-digit password for the VTHs and click on OK

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13. Now click on Edit on all the VTHs to change their IP addresses.

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Your VTOs and VTHs are now Initialized and on the local network.

Building Config

14. Now that the devices are initialized go to Building Config and click on Global Parameters.

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15. We now need to enter the required information.

Entering the correct information to global parameters will ensure that the Video Intercom devices will be configured properly. The SIP information will be sent to all VDP devices to ensure they all speak to the SIP Server. The Login Information for VTO and VTH will ensure that Configtool has permission to login and assign it the SIP information. Here is a chart that will help you enter the correct info.

Global Parameter
Center Number = Leave Default Server Type = Express/DSS
Sever Address = IP Address for the DSS Server Server Port = 5080
Sever Username = system Sever Password = Enter password for system
Sip Domain = VDP Register PWD = Leave Default
VTO Username = Enter VTO username VTO Password = Enter VTO password
VTH Username = Enter VTH username VTH Password = Enter VTH Password

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16. We can now start our project by clicking on Add Node

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17. Enter the correct information in order to create a project tree that's appropriate for your setup. Below is a chart explaining the options.

Organization tree node
Building Start Building = The starting number of the building Number = The amount of buildings for the project
Unit Start Unit = The starting unit number of the unit Number = The max amount of units per building
Floor Start Floor = The starting number of the floor
  • This will be the first number of your 3-digit room number ie. -->105
Number = The max amount of floors per unit
Room Start Room = The starting number of the rooms
  • This will be the last 2 numbers of the 3-digit room number ie. 105<--
Number = The max amount of rooms per floor
Extension Number = The max amount of extensions per room
  • This will be the number after the "#" following the 3-digit room number ie. 105#0<--
  • The host will always start at Extension 0 "#0" the second VTH will be Extension 1 "#1"

Check the Unit VTO(Main) if you have a single apartment style VTOs. Also check Unit VTO(Sub) if you have multiple apartment VTOs.
Check Villa Station(Main) if you have a single villa style VTO. Also check Villa Station(Sub) if you have multiple villa VTOs.

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18. Once you create your node you will need to associate the devices to their corresponding entry. It's advised to have some sort of spreadsheet to document IP addresses/ SN of the devices to easily locate them from the list on the left. One by one you will check the device and the entry on the node then click on Association.

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19. You will now see the device under the node entry. Do the same to all the devices

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20. Once all the devices are associated to their entry, go to Association List tab. Check all the devices and click on Config

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21. Click on OK once Confitool is done configuring the devices.

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Adding Devices to DSS Pro

22. Open and login to DSS Client.

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23. Go to the Configuration tab that looks like a wrench icon

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24. Click on Device

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25. From here add the devices by either manually entering the IP address of the devices or by doing a search.

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26. You should now see the online status on all your devices.

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27. Go to Access management

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28. Navigate to Video Intercom -> Call Center and from here you can see the SIP status of your devices and initiate a two-way talk to each. If you are still logged in to the system account you will get a Multi-client error message. This means the account you are using has the multi-client Login option enabled. Its recommended to turn it off for full functionality.

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29. Create a new user and make sure that Multi-client Login is disabled.

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30. You can now receive calls by either tapping on the Center Management icon on an apartment style VTO keypad or dialing "888888"

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