Cobra Alpha Universal (HD-SDI)

Firmware version 15.5.046

Firmware 4ch
Firmware 8ch and 16ch

To flash the firmware via USB:

  • Download the file to a USB stick, insert into the DVR
  • Select Menu > Setup > System > Firmware > Upgrade
  • Select the file name and begin the upgrade

Emergency FW Upgrade
Use this when the unit isn't starting up, or when instructed by a technician. To install, open the zip file, drag the 'EMERGENCY_FW_UPGRADE' folder across to your USB stick. Turn off the machine and insert the USB, then turn back on. The screen will advise what to do next. This will return the unit to factory default settings. The contents of your USB stick should look like this:



PDF Manual

VMS software for Windows (Version 336, updated 18/06/2019)
Default password for VMS is '1111111'. If upgrading from a previous version, run the installer twice (once to remove, again to reinstall).
VMS Manual

RMS software for Windows (Version 469, updated 18/06/2019)

Backup Player for Windows

MacViewer for Mac OS X (Version 2.2.33, updated 09/09/16)

SmartEyesPro for Android

SmartEyesPro for Apple

Cobra 960/HD-SDI Calculator


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