Network Access Software

Eventide has combined the reliability and security of stand-alone digital logging recorders with the flexibility and convenience of PC control.

A versatile method of operating and monitoring the VR320 over an existing or dedicated Ethernet LAN. Full access to multiple units by multiple users is available with an array of features that include the ability to grant or deny access (on a channel-by-channel basis) to the internal hard disk, archive drives, or live audio. Various ".wav" file recording options are available that allow the customer to recreate events, edit existing files to remove unwanted audio or noise, and create a comprehensive local library of communications stored in standard PC format. Available alone or as a complete, integrated package.

Home Screen

A home screen appears for each logging recorder on the network. If is from this Home Screen that all other features are accessed. The status of the archive drives appears in the Upper and Lower fields. Access to the archive media is gained by clicking on those fields.

Create Hardware and PC Security profiles, customize channel descriptors, and enable your VR 320 to “Auto update” the database by clicking the wrench (setup) on the home screen.


 Hardware Security

 Allows the administrator to assign passwords to front panel users from the PC

Channel Descriptors

 Allows the administrator to customize the channel descriptor (ex. Channel 1 becomes Police Desk, or Bond Desk)

 Changes may be made only when the unit is not in the record mode 

  1. Select the text next to the channel number.  Enter new channel name.  Repeat for all channels and click on write to logger. 
  2. Save descriptor to file so they may be restored easily

Auto Update Database

Enable your VR 320 to automatically perform the daily Call Records Database download.  By enabling the timer to request the download during a slow period, such as 4 a.m., your Call Record Database will be complete when you arrive. 

  Select the download time.  Enable the timer and close the window.  Network Access must be running for this feature to work automatically


One or more administrator accounts must be set up for each computer networked with the logger. This administrator may grant or deny access to features and channels by creating individual user accounts. Each user is assigned a password that will be required when logging onto the program. The password is linked to the profile of that user and the program will respond according to the access limitations set by the administrator.

Live Monitor

Select and deselect a channel to monitor by clicking its box. A green LED to the left of the channel box indicates channel activity. Select to simultaneously monitor any combination of up to four channels.

Search and Play

Any combination of up to four channels can be played simultaneously. Simply click on the channel desired to select or deselect it during playback. A green "LED" to the left of the channel box indicates channel activity. The .wav files are created during playback by clicking the microphone icon. The call records are reached by clicking the file cabinet icon.

Call Records Database

Relevant call data is stored with each communication recorded by the logger. This call data may be transferred from archived media or from the data stored on the internal hard disk. Call data includes time, date, duration, DTMF or CLID data, channel descriptor, and channel number. Custom applications can be accommodated if additional data is needed (such as PIN numbers or other user-identification).

The transfer of the call list takes a matter of moments. To hasten the process even further, the user is given the opportunity of transferring only a those call records required for the task at hand.

Once calls are transferred, they may be filtered using any combination of one or all of the sort parameters. These parameters include range of dates and times, channel numbers, call duration, and DTMF or CLID.

The user may create .wav files while listening to the audio playing from either individual calls or calls from a compiled call list.

Wave Files

A few quick clicks and the operator can create .wav files while listening to calls playing over the network. All calls are stored in a Sound Clip Archive along with the time and date of the recording, the channel descriptor from the source, a user-supplied description of the call, the unit and media number from which the recording originated, and the file path.

Event Recreation (Composite Files)

Recreating events from previously recorded .wav files is fast and easy. Simply double-click on the relevant calls so they appear in the Build fields. Type a description to be stored with the compilation, then click the Build button.


This page updated October 2002.
Specifications subject to change without notice.
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