Pearl User Guide

Connect to the Admin panel

You can access the Admin panel using an internet browser on a computer or tablet that's connected to the same local Ethernet network as your Pearl. You need the IP address of the system, which you can get from the settings using the front touch screen of your Pearl. Using the touch screen is the easiest way to find the IP address of your system.

There are two ways to get the IP address using the touch screen to log in to the Admin panel:

  1. Get the IP address of Pearl. Do one of the following:
    1. From a single channel view or grid view, tap the system settings (gears) icon, then tap System Status, or
    2. If your system doesn't have any channels showing, tap the touch screen anywhere to go to the system settings screen, then tap System Status.
    3. To check the CPU usage from the touch screen, tap the gear icon and select System Status.

  2. When you have the IP address of your Pearl, enter the following into the address bar of your web browser to launch the Admin panel.
  3. http://<IP Address of Pearl>/admin

    If HTTPS is enabled on Pearl, replace http with https in the URL.

  4. Enter your user name and password when prompted. The administrative user name is admin. Initially no password is set so you can leave that blank and click OK.
  5. We recommend setting an admin password for higher security, see User administration.

If you don't know the IP address, you can do one of the following:

For networks with DHCP, you can:

For networks without DHCP, you can: