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OE-MK Gen 3 Hardware Manual - Features and Contents

Important Safeguards


Product Description

Controls and Connections

Power, Status and Network Lights


Box Contents

Default Administrator Username and Password

Recorder Installation

Important Safeguards

View Important Safeguards before installing the recorder.


View the Product Warranty for the recorder.

Product Description

The OpenEye MK-Series recorder is designed to offer maximum performance and reliability, paired with full integration with OpenEye Web Services (OWS). Complete network setup is fast and easy using Web Connect and eliminates the need for port forwarding using OWS. There is no need to write, remember, or type IP addresses and other network information for remote connections. Simply enable OWS on your recorder, and then connect using the OWS Web Client to manage recorder configurations and user access. These recorders have RAID storage and redundant OS drive options to ensure you get as much operational up-time possible. With on-board storage and removable front drive bays, you have convenient and expandable storage capabilities.

OpenEye Web Services allows you to centralize user management, monitor the health of your recording system, and take advantage of the security of online export and video or clip file sharing.

Controls and Connections
MK Gen 3 Front Panel

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MK Gen 3 Rear Panel

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Power, Status and Network Lights

The LED lights can be found on the front panel between the USB ports and Power Switch.

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  1. USB 3.0 Ports
  2. System Reset Button
  3. HDD Activity LED
  4. Power LED
  5. LAN1 & LAN2 LED
  6. Power Switch

When properly connected to a power source, the LED lights indicate the state of the appliance.

LED Color Status
Power Blue Power On
HDD Yellow HDD is busy
Error Red Signal is in error
LAN1 - LAN2 Green Internet is busy

OpenEye Apex Server MK-Series recorders include the following features:

  • Fully integrated with OpenEye Web Services (OWS)
  • Complete remote operations and administration with Web Connect
  • Up to 192TB on-board storage
  • Record up to 128* channels of IP video per server
  • Removable front drive bays for easy expansion
  • Solid state OS drives for improved reliability and fast boot times
  • RAID storage and redundant OS drive options ensure maximum up time
  • Increased storage capacity for maximum data retention
  • Optional Sensor/Relay card upgrade
  • Dual GbE for Dedicated Client and Camera Networks
  • Locking front bezel for added security

*with upgrade

Box Contents

OpenEye MK-Series recorders come with a power cord, mouse, and a rack mount installation kit. Identify the following components to make sure everything has been properly included with your new recorder. If any of the following items are missing, contact the dealer to arrange a replacement.

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OE-MK Recorder

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Locking Front Bezel

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Power Cord

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Mounting Hardware


Default Administrator Username and Password

When the server software is launched, the user will be prompted to log in. On Linux systems, this will launch automatically after powering on the recorder. On Windows systems, users will need to sign in to Windows, then launch Apex Server Home from the desktop.

The default Administrator usernames and passwords for are listed below:

NOTE: Once registered to OWS, a user’s OWS credentials can be used to log in, in addition to the default credentials listed below.


Username: admin

Password: 1234


Administrative User

Username: NVRAdmin

Password: The server serial number is used as the default password for both accounts

Standard User

Username: NVRUser Password: The server serial number is used as the default password for both accounts

Additional Notes: 
  • It is strongly recommended to change the password during setup.
  • The serial number can be found on the product label located on the side of the server.
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