Standard Zxtech Recorder
First, the Hikvision camerahave to be initialized. You can do that by SADPTool that you can download from this link: here
Then connect the ZxTech NVRto the same Router/Network switch and after you'd make sure that it is set up to DHCP (Login > Menu > Configuration > Network > Enable DHCP) - try to search for Hikvision camera (Menu > Camera > Add). The camera should be detected as an ONVIF Device and after you select it - you'd be able to add it to the NVR. After adding - please edit the camera and fill up the password accordingly to what you've put during initialization.
*if the camera would not be visible on the NVR as ONVIF, you'd have to change adding method to 'Manual Add' and instead of Protocol: ONVIF - select Protocol:RTSP. Then fill up the RTSP path** for this camera and a password field and save.
**Please check with your Hikvision camera supplier for a proper RTSP path
now, if that would be our PoE NVR - it gets complicated a bit more
...cuz they'd try to connect camera straight to the recorder and that would not work
Standard Zxtech Recorder with PoE Ports
after initialization of camera - please additionally adjust the IP address of the camera to match the pre-defined IP addresses of cameras on recorder
The camera should be set up accordingly:IP address of 192.168.11.x (should be exactly like one of the listed, pre-defined IP addresses on the NVR (Menu > Camera > note thiose IPs)
Second DNS: 220.127.116.11
On the NVR you'd have to choose 'Manual Add' and specify protocol of the camera (either ONVIF or RTSP), fill up the fields according to your Hikvision camera configuration and save.