Edimax i-Watcher i-Watcher Pan/Tilt Internet IP Camera User manual

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ErP Announcement
Product: Internet Camera (IP CAM)
Purpose: 24 hours surveillance and transfer the picture for safety and health of intended
use.
Detail description:
Health purpose: User can pass through the internet (from everywhere) to control the
product (IP CAM). To watch and listen the people who needs to be cared in house and
automatically send e-mail and phone to warn you and ask your attention. The product
also provides a record function to keep all images and voice information for record.
Safety purpose: User can initial “motion detect” function, to record and send email to warn
you when your door or window was opened by someone.
General purpose: Record/monitor environment images and sound and storage the images
and sound into hard disk as a record.
We won‟t know when the situation we want will happen, therefore, we need to keep the
product work everytime.
If the product got into “standby/off” mode, that will impact the record and warning functions.
User won‟t get the information they want.
Base on the ErP official journal of European Union
Directives 2009/125/CE of the European parliament and of the council of
21 October 2009 Article 15 sector 5 part (a) and (b) as below:
“Implementing measures shall be no significant negative impact on the functionality of the
product, from the perspective of the user.”
“Health, safety and environment shall not be adversely affected.”
We announce the product doesn’t need comply with the (EC) No 1275 Standby and
on/off mode function of Implementing Measurement.
We will follow up the newest Implementing Measurement in the future if related
this product.
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Table of Contents
Chapter I: Familiar with your Internet IP Camera ......................................... 8
1.1 Package Contents .................................................................................. 8
1.2 Basic Introduction ................................................................................... 9
1.3 Product Highlights ................................................................................ 10
1.4 Familiar with Key Components ............................................................. 11
1.5 Descriptions for LED Indicators ............................................................ 14
1.6 Camera Installation .............................................................................. 15
1.7 Locate the IP Address of this IP Camera .............................................. 16
1.8 Log Onto Web Management Interface ................................................. 20
Chapter II: Using Web Management Interface ........................................... 23
2.1 Camera Settings................................................................................... 23
2.1.1 Mute Audio............................................................................ 276
2.1.2 About .................................................................................... 287
2.2 LAN Settings ...................................................................................... 298
2.2.1 IP Address ............................................................................ 298
2.2.2 RTSP………………………………………………………………..30
2.2.3 PPPoE………………………………………………….…………. 31
2.2.4 Dynamic DNS ......................................................................... 32
2.2.5 UPnP .................................................................................... 343
2.2.6 LoginFree ............................................................................. 365
2.3 Audio/Video ........................................................................................ 376
2.3.1 Dual Mode ............................................................................ 387
2.3.2 MPEG4 ................................................................................... 38
2.3.3 MJPEG ................................................................................... 39
2.3.4 Audio....................................................................................... 40
2.4 Email & FTP ....................................................................................... 421
2.4.1 Email Settings....................................................................... 432
2.4.2 FTP Settings ......................................................................... 454
2.5 Motion Detection ................................................................................ 476
2.5.1 Motion Detection….. ……………………………………………...46
2.5.2 Motion Region……………………………………………………..48
2.6 Schedule…………………………………………………………………… .50
2.6.1 Schedule Snapshot……………………………………………….50
2.6.2 Schedule Recording……………………………………………...52
2.7 System ............................................................................................... 494
2.7.1 Camera Information .............................................................. 554
2.7.2 On-Screen Display………………………………………………..55
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2.7.3 Date / Time Setting ............................................................... 565
2.7.4 Utilities .................................................................................. 587
2.8 Status ................................................................................................. 609
2.9 Users .................................................................................................... 60
2.10 Log…………………………………………………………………………..62
Chapter III: Windows-Based Utility ............................................................. 63
3.1 Install Windows-based Utility……………………………………….63
3.2 Using the Administrator Utility………………………………………68
3.2.1 General Setting…………….…………………………………….69
3.2.2 Configure Camera………………………………………………70
3.2.3 LAN Setting…………….………………………………………...71
3.2.4 Security……………………….…………………………………..73
3.3 Installing IP Camera Surveillance Software………………………74
3.4 Using IP Camera Surveillance Software………………………….77
3.5 Configure IP Camera Surveillance Software……………………..80
3.5.1 Configure Cameras……………………….…………………….80
3.5.1.1 „Camera‟ Tab…………………………………………………..81
3.5.1.2 Schedule Recording………………………………………….83
3.5.1.3 Audio……………………………………………………………85
3.5.1.4 Motion Record…………………………………………………87
3.5.2 General Settings…………………………………………………88
3.5.2.1 „General‟ Tab…………………………………………………..88
3.5.2.2 „E-Mail Setting‟ Tab……………………………………………90
3.5.2.3 Security…………………………………………………………92
3.5.2.4 About……………………………………………………………94
3.6 Change Display Layout……………………………………………………….95
3.7 Full-Screen Modes…………………………………………………………….98
3.8 Scan…………………………………………………………………………….99
3.9 Zoom-in / Zoom-out………………………………………………………….100
3.10 PTZ……………………………………………………………………………101
3.11 Snapshot……………………………………………………………………..102
3.12 Recording……………………………………………………………………102
3.13 Video Playback……………………………………………………………..103
Chapter IV: Trouble Shooting……………………………………………………104
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Federal Communication Commission
Interference Statement
FCC Part 68
This equipment complies with Part 68 of the FCC Rules. On the bottom of this equipment is
a label that contains the FCC Registration Number and Ringer Equivalence Number (REN)
for this equipment. You must provide this information to the telephone company upon
request.
The REN is useful to determine the quantity of devices you may connect to the telephone
line and still have all of those devices ring when your number is called.
In most, but not all areas, the sum of the REN of all devices connected to one line should
not exceed five (5.0). To be certain of the number of devices you may connect to your line,
as determined by the REN, you should contact your local telephone company to determine
the maximum REN for your calling area.
If the modem causes harm to the telephone network, the telephone company may
discontinue your service temporarily. If possible, they will notify you in advance.
But if advance notice isn't practical, you will be notified as soon as possible. You will be
advised of your right to file a complaint with the FCC.
The telephone company may make changes in its facilities, equipment, operations, or
procedures that could affect the proper operation of your equipment.
If they do, you will be notified in advance to give you an opportunity to maintain
uninterrupted telephone service.
If you experience trouble with this modem, please contact your dealer for repair/warranty
information. The telephone company may ask you to disconnect this equipment from the
network until the problem has been corrected or you are sure that the equipment is not
malfunctioning.
This equipment may not be used on coin service provided by the telephone company.
Connection to party lines is subject to state tariffs.
Installation
This device is equipped with a USOC RJ11C connector.
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FCC Part 15
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to Part 15 of FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable
protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment
generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If
this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can
be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct
the interference by one or more of the following measures:
1. Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
2. Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
3. Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
4. Consult the dealer or an experienced radio technician for help.
FCC Caution
This equipment must be installed and operated in accordance with provided instructions
and a minimum 20 cm spacing must be provided between computer mounted antenna and
person‟s body (excluding extremities of hands, wrist and feet) during wireless modes of
operation.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following
two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must
accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired
operation.
Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for
compliance could void the authority to operate equipment.
Federal Communication Commission Radiation Exposure Statement
This equipment must be installed and operated in accordance with provided instructions
and a minimum 20 cm spacing must be provided between computer mounted antenna and
person‟s body (excluding extremities of hands, wrist and feet) during wireless modes of
operation.
The equipment version marketed in US is restricted to usage of the channels 1-11 only.
R&TTE Compliance Statement
This equipment complies with all the requirements of DIRECTIVE 1999/5/EC OF THE
EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL of March 9, 1999 on radio equipment and
telecommunication terminal Equipment and the mutual recognition of their conformity
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(R&TTE).
The R&TTE Directive repeals and replaces in the directive 98/13/EEC
(Telecommunications Terminal Equipment and Satellite Earth Station Equipment) As of
April 8, 2000.
Safety
This equipment is designed with the utmost care for the safety of those who install and use
it. However, special attention must be paid to the dangers of electric shock and static
electricity when working with electrical equipment. All guidelines of this and of the computer
manufacture must therefore be allowed at all times to ensure the safe use of the
equipment.
EU Countries Intended for Use
The ETSI version of this device is intended for home and office use in Austria, Belgium,
Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Bulgaria, Cyprus,
Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia,
Slovenia, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.
The ETSI version of this device is also authorized for use in EFTA member states: Iceland,
Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland.
EU Countries Not intended for use
None.
CE Mark Warning
This is a class B product. In a domestic environment, this product may cause radio interface,
in which case the user may be required to make adequate measures.
A CE declaration of conformity is available on www.edimax.com
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Chapter I: Familiar with your Internet IP Camera
1.1 Package Contents
Thank you for purchasing this IP camera! Before you start to use this IP camera, please
check the package contents. If anything is missing, please contact the dealer of purchase
and return the package to claim for missing contents.
Item Name
Quantity
1
IP Camera
1
2
Antenna (IC-3010Wg)
1
3
Power Adapter
1
4
Ethernet Cable
1
5
Driver and User Manual CD-ROM
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1.2 Basic Introduction
Thank you for purchasing this Internet IP camera! This IP camera is an ideal product for all
kinds of video-surveillance purposes, like home/office safety, kid/pet monitoring, and
remote video acquire etc. Unlink conventional close-circuit vide camera, you‟re not limited
to the length of cable! Once this IP camera is connected to Internet, you can receive video
from anywhere in the world where Internet access is available.
If you have problem installing a new cable from the place the camera is installed to your
monitoring computer, don‟t worry! This IP camera also supports wireless network, that is,
you can link to this camera wirelessly! You only have to provide this IP camera with 12V
power by the power adapter that comes with the product package, and you don‟t have to
set a new network cable between the IP camera and monitoring computer.
Worry about the content will be intercepted by unauthorized person when the video is
transmitted over the air? That‟s also not a problem! Unlink conventional analog wireless
camera, which video will be intercepted by anyone who got a compatible video receiver,
this IP camera supports data encryption (WEP & WPA), which will provide ultimate data
security level. All video transmitted over the air is encrypted; therefore no one will be able to
get the video captured by the IP camera, expect yourself.
Some people may concern that there will be some places which will not be covered by
camera, but this problem is completely solved by this IP camera. With built-in pan-tilt
function, you can point the camera to the position where you wish to look at with user
interface. You can even define a preset path, and the camera will cruise along the path you
defined.
You can discover more useful functions in next section!
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1.3 Product Highlights
No pre-loaded software required - all you need is a browser like Internet Explorer 6
(and above, with plugin installed).
Supports VGA (640 x 480), QVGA (320 x 240), and QQVGA (160 x 120) and MJPG
mega pixel mode SXGA(1280x1024), VGA(640x480)and QVGA(320x240) video
resolution.
Supports 2-way audio transmission with speaker output and built-in microphone.
Anti-flicker function (eliminates flash caused by fluorescent lights, 50 / 60Hz
selectable).
Supports two video compression formats (MJPEG and MPEG4).
Wired and wireless network (802.11b / 802.11g) support, supports up to 100Mbps for
wired network and 54Mbps for wireless network.
Wireless data encryption (WEP / WPA)
Supports DHCP and PPPoE protocol, you can also assign a fixed IP address to the
camera also.
Supports Dynamic DNS (used to allocate the IP camera‟s Internet address, when the
ISP you‟re using does not assign you with a fixed Internet address).
Supports UPnP, Windows XP (and above) will discover this IP camera in network
neighbor automatically.
Send captured picture by Email or FTP when motion is detected.
Configurable motion detection sensitivity
Built-in real-time clock, date and time information will be recorded with every captured
picture / video clip (also supports auto time synchronization via network time protocol).
Upgradeable firmware - enjoy new functions without buying a new camera!
Supports up to 4 users, and you can set different password to different user.
Usage and event logging.
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1.4 Familiar with Key Components
Front View
LAN LED
Camera
Focus Ring
WLAN LED
Power LED
LAN LED: Indicates LAN activity
WLAN LED: Indicates Wireless LAN activity
Power LED: Indicates power status
Camera: Video camera with lens
Focus Ring: Adjusts focus
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Top View
Bottom View
Reset Button: Press and hold for 5 seconds to reset the camera settings to factory default
value.
Power Jack: Connect to power adapter for power supply.
LAN Jack: Connect to your local area network by network cable.
Speaker Out: Connect to external speaker
Microphone: Built-in microphone for voice pick-up
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Back View
Tripod Connector: Connects to any standard tripod / camera wall holder.
MAC Address Label: Shows the MAC address of this IP camera. Useful when you can‟t
locate the camera on the network.
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1.5 Descriptions for LED Indicators
LED Name
Status
Description
LAN
Off
Network cable is disconnected
On
Network cable is connected
Flash
Transferring data via LAN port
Off
No wireless LAN activity
On
Transferring data via wireless LAN
Off
Camera is not powered (camera off)
On
Camera is correctly powered (camera on)
WLAN
Power
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1.6 Camera Installation
Please follow the following instructions to set your IP camera up.
Unpack the product package and check if anything‟s missing.
Connect the antenna to the antenna base, which is located at the top of this IP camera.
Plug the power adapter to wall socket, and connect the power connector to the power jack
located at the bottom of the IP camera.
Connect the Ethernet cable to your local area network, and connect the other end to the
LAN jack of this IP camera.
NOTE: You can skip this step if you plan to use wireless LAN only.
Connect your tripod / camera holder, and point the camera to the place you wish to monitor.
6. Connect the external speaker‟s audio cable to „Speaker‟ jack located at the bottom of this
IP camera.
If you don‟t need audio support, you can skip this step.
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1.7 Locate the IP Address of this IP Camera
Default IP address of this IP camera is 192.168.2.3. If you wish to assign another IP
address to this IP camera, you have to log onto the web configuration interface of the
camera first.
If the left three fields of the IP address of your computer is not 192.168.2, you‟ll have to
change the IP address of your computer first:
Click „Start‟ -> „Control Panel‟
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Double-click „Network Connections‟ icon.
Right-click „Local Area Connection‟, and click „Properties‟.
Select „Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)‟, then click „Properties‟.
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In „IP address‟ field, please fill in any IP address begins with „192.168.2‟, and ends with a
value greater than 2 and less than 254 (You can use the example in the picture
„192.168.2.339‟). In Subnet mask field, please fill „255.255.255.0‟. Please keep all other
fields empty, and click „OK‟.
If you changed the IP address of this IP camera and you forget it, there‟re 2 methods to
recover it:
Press and hold the „Reset‟ button located at the bottom of this IP camera, to clear all
settings of the IP camera and reset the IP address back to 192.168.2.3. You‟ll lose all
settings in the IP camera.
Ask network administrator to check the DHCP release table, if the camera was set to obtain
the IP address by DHCP, a new record will be added to DHCP release table on DHCP
server when the IP camera is connected to the local area network.
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1.8 Log Onto Web Management Interface
Make sure the IP camera is correctly powered (Power LED is on), and then launch Internet
Explorer and type the IP address of the IP camera in address bar of Internet Explorer. You
should be prompted to input the user name and password:
Default user name is „admin‟ (in lower case) and password is „1234‟. Click „OK‟ to continue
after user name and password has entered.
If you‟re rejected, maybe the password has been modified previously. This should not
happen if this is a newly-purchased camera, however, if you get the camera from someone
else, the password would be changed. Please try to obtain the correct user name /
password, or you‟ll have to reset the camera.
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After logged on, you should see the following messages at the top of Internet Explorer:
This IP camera requires a special ActiveX control (A.K.A. „Plugin‟) to work. Please click on
the message, and select „Install ActiveX Control…‟:
When you‟re prompted, click „Install‟ to continue.
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You should be able to see the image from camera now:
Note: If you see one of these messages (or both):
OR
Your computer may not have the display capability that this IP camera requires, or you don‟t
have Microsoft DirectX® installed. Please download Microsoft DirectX® from Microsoft‟s
website (http://www.microsoft.com), and try again.
In some cases, your computer is able to display the image from IP camera correctly, but
you‟ll still see these messages. If this happens, just ignore them.
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Chapter II: Using Web Management Interface
2.1 Camera Settings
The first menu after you logged onto web management interface is „Camera‟, and this is the
only menu you can see the real-time image from camera.
You can always back to this menu by clicking „Camera‟ on the top of web management
interface.
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The descriptions of every setting in this menu will be given below:
Item
Description
Video Format
Specifies video encoding format. You can choose
MPEG4 or MJPEG (Motion-JPEG).
MPEG4 mode also supports motion detection (see
chapter 2.2.1).
Audio Output
If your computer is equipped with a microphone, you can
click „Speak to IPCAM‟ button and speak to the
microphone. Your voice will be transmitted to the external
speaker connected to the IP camera. This makes the IP
camera become a network telephone, and you can talk to
the people there.
Please note that your voice will only be transmitted
during the time you press and hold the „Speak to IPCam‟
button. When you release the button, your voice will not
be transmitted to IP camera.
(If „Speak to IPCam‟ button is grayed out, you have to
activate audio function of this IP camera before you can
use this function - see chapter 2.4 for detailed
instruction).
Snapshot
Take a snapshot picture and save the picture to your
computer‟s hard drive.
Record
Start video recording and save recorded video clip to
your computer‟s hard drive.
Brightness /
Saturation /
Sharpness
Select brightness, saturation, and sharpness from
dropdown menu, and click „ - ' or „ + „ button to increase or
decrease brightness / saturation / sharpness setting
value. In certain environment, adjust brightness,
saturation, and / or sharpness will help improve video
quality.
Full Screen
Click this button to display the image in full-screen mode
(uses all available space to display the image captured
by this camera).
Digital Zoom
If you wish to enlarge certain portion of the captured
image, you can click this button to set digital zoom:
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Click „Enable‟ to enable digital zoom function, then you
can drag the slide bar to adjust zoom ratio. You can also
use your mouse to drag the zoom area (the yellow
square) to reposition the zoom area.
On/Off Fit to
Window
Click this button and the image size will be adjusted to fit
the size of browser window.
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2.1.1 Mute Audio
IC-3010(Wg) is able to transmit all sound received by built-in microphone to your computer
by default. If you don‟t want to hear it or want to save more bandwidth for video on a slow
network connection, you can mute audio for a while.
To mute audio, please right-click on the image. A pop-up menu will appear:
Click „Mute Audio‟ to mute audio. A check will appear in front of „Mute audio‟ to indicate that
sound received by IP camera‟s microphone will not be transferred to your computer. Click
„Mute audio‟ again to hear the sound received by IP camera‟s microphone again.
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2.1.2 About
This function will provide you with the version number of current IP camera plugin, which is
useful when you need online support.
To see version information, right-click on the image. A pop-up menu will appear:
Select „About‟ and the version information will appear:
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2.2 LAN Settings
All network-related settings can be found in this menu, and you have to specify TCP/IP
parameters in this menu if you want to change IP address, use PPPoE, Dynamic DNS, and
activate UPnP function.
You can access this menu by clicking „LAN‟ on the top of web management interface.
2.2.1 IP Address
You can define IP address and select the port number you wish to use here.
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The descriptions of every setting in this menu will be given below:
Item
Description
Network Type
This camera can obtain the IP address from DHCP
server automatically (if you have one), or set a fixed IP
address. Select „DHCP‟ to obtain IP address
automatically or „Static IP Address‟ to assign this IP
camera with a fixed IP address.
When „DHCP‟ is selected, IP address parameters below
will be grayed out.
IP Address
Specify the IP address for this IP camera here.
Subnet Mask
Specify the subnet mask for this IP camera here.
Gateway
Specify the gateway address of the local network here.
Primary DNS
Specify the IP address of DNS server here. Please input
IP address only. If you don‟t know the address of DNS
server, ask network administrator or your ISP for help.
Secondary DNS
Specify the IP address of backup DNS server here. When
primary DNS is unreachable, IP camera will use the IP
address specified here as DNS server.
This field is optional.
AV Control Port
Specify the port number of video transfer here. If you
have firewall on your network, you need to allow
computers on Internet to access this port number of the
IP address of IP camera, or you‟ll not be able to view
video from Internet.
Web Port
Specify the port number of web management interface
here. If it‟s not 80, you‟ll have to add „:port‟ after the IP
address / hostname of this IP camera.
For example, if the Web port number you specified here
is 90 and the IP address of IP camera is 10.20.20.30,
then you have to input „http://10.20.20.30:90‟
in the address bar of Internet explorer.
Click „Apply‟ to save settings and make the new settings take effect.
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2.2.2 RTSP
Before using RTSP player to view video image from camera, you will need to configure the
RTSP settings in this menu.
Item
Description
Enable RTSP
You can select „Enable‟ when you wish to use RTSP player to view
video image from camera.
RTSP Port
This option allows you to enter RTSP port. The default value of
RTSP port is 554. Please make sure the RTSP port applied on the
RTSP player shall be same as the RTSP port applied on the IP cam.
RTSP Path
You can input RTSP path here. Please make sure the RTSP path
applied on the RTSP player shall be same as the RTSP path applied
on the IP cam.
RTSP Port
Range
You can input the RTSP port range here. The default value of RTSP
port range is 5000 -60000
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2.2.3 PPPoE
If the ISP requires you to connect to the Internet by PPPoE, you can specify PPPoE
username and password here.
The descriptions of every setting in this menu will be given below:
Item
Description
Enable PPPoE
Select „Enable‟ to activate PPPoE function of this IP
camera, select „Disable‟ to disable it.
User Name
Input the PPPoE username assigned by your ISP here.
Password
Input the PPPoE password assigned by your ISP here.
MTU
Input the MTU (Maximum Transmission Unit) given by
your ISP here. Ask your ISP if you don‟t know what value
you should input here, or use default value.
Click „Apply‟ to save settings and make the new settings take effect.
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2.2.4 Dynamic DNS
If your ISP does not give you a fixed Internet IP address (i.e. the Internet address you‟re
using when you access the Internet is not always the same – ask your ISP for detailed
information), you can use this function to help you locate the IP address of this IP camera
when you‟re away from home or office.
Before you can use this function, you‟ll need to apply for an account at dyndns.org
(http://www.dyndns.org). Detailed instructions of how to apply a new account can be found
on dyndns.org‟s website.
The descriptions of every setting in this menu will be given below:
Item
Description
Enable DDNS
Select „Enable‟ to activate Dynamic DNS function of this
IP camera, select „Disable‟ to disable it.
Provider
Select dynamic DNS service provider here. Only
dyndns.org is available currently.
Host Name
Input dynamic DNS host name here.
User Name
Input dynamic DNS user name here, must be the same
as the one you applied on dyndns.org.
Password
Input dynamic DNS password here, must be the same as
the one you applied on dyndns.org.
Click „Apply‟ to save settings and make the new settings take effect.
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2.2.4 UPnP
When UPnP function is activated, all UPnP-compatible computers / network devices will be
able to discover this IP camera automatically (only those in the same local network).
This function is useful and you don‟t have to remember the IP address of this IP camera.
Simply open „Network neighbor‟ and it‟s there!
The descriptions of every setting in this menu will be given below:
Item
Description
Enable UPnP
Select „Enable‟ to activate UPnP function of this IP
camera, select „Disable‟ to disable it.
Click „Apply‟ to save settings and make the new settings take effect.
After UPnP function is activated, a popup message will appear:
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Click the message to open „My Network Places‟, and you‟ll see the IP camera:
You can double-click the icon to launch Internet Explorer and log onto IP camera‟s web
management interface directly.
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2.2.5 LoginFree
You can specify a filename here, and everyone who know this filename can gain access to
the picture captured by the IP camera with this name with .jpg file extension.
For example, if the filename you specified here is „loginfree‟ and your IP camera‟s IP
address is „192.168.2.3‟, then everyone on the network can access to the picture taken by
the IP camera at „http://192.168.2.3/loginfree.jpg‟.
This function is for convenience only, and anyone who knows this filename will be able to
see the picture taken by your IP camera. Please think again before you use this function.
The descriptions of every setting in this menu will be given below:
Item
Description
LoginFree
Specify the file name of the picture here. If you want to
disable this function, leave it blank.
Click „Apply‟ to save settings and make the new settings take effect.
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2.3 Audio/Video
You can specify the video and audio parameters of this IP camera here.
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2.3.1 Dual Mode
This IP camera supports two video encoding formats: MPEG4 and MJPEG. You can select
the encoding format from one of them.
The descriptions of every setting in this menu will be given below:
Item
Description
Default Video
Format
Specify default video encoding format of this IP camera
here. Available options are MPEG4 and MJPEG.
Default Video
Mode
Specify default video mode of this IP camera hear.
Available options are Mega-Pixel Mode and Normal
Power
Frequency
Adjust this property to fitting light frequency.
Click „Apply‟ to save settings and make the new settings take effect.
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2.3.2 MPEG4
If you selected „MPEG4‟ as the video encoding format of this IP camera, you can specify
the parameters of MPEG4 video encoder here.
The descriptions of every setting in this menu will be given below:
Item
Description
Video Resolution
Specify video resolution of MPEG4 video encoder.
Available options are XGA, VGA and QVGA resolution
under mega pixel mode, VGA, QGVA and QQGVA under
Normal mode. VGA resolution provides more details than
QVGA, but requires more network bandwidth.
Video Quality
Specify video encoding rate of MPEG4 video encoder by
either CBR or VBR.CBR available options are from
200Kbps to 2Mbps. VBR available options are from
highest to lowest. Greater video bit rate provides better
video quality, but requires more network bandwidth.
Video Frame
Rate
Specify video refresh rate of MPEG4 video encoder.
Higher video refresh rate provides more details about
motion, but requires more network bandwidth.
CAUTION: Choosing a low frame rate will save
bandwidth, but may not be able to capture every motion if
the object that IP camera points to is moving fast.
Click „Apply‟ to save settings and make the new settings take effect.
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2.3.3 MJPEG
If you selected „MJPEG‟ as the video encoding format of this IP camera, you can specify the
parameters of MPEG4 video encoder here.
The descriptions of every setting in this menu will be given below:
Item
Description
Video Resolution
Specify video resolution of MJPEG video encoder.
Available options are SXGA, VGA and QVGA under
megapixel mode, VGA, QVGA, and QQVGA resolution
under normal mode. VGA resolution provides more
details than QVGA and QQVGA, but requires more
network bandwidth.
Video Quality
Specify video encoding quality of MJPEG video encoder.
There are five levels of video quality from highest to
lowest. Higher video quality provides better video quality,
but requires more network bandwidth.
Video Frame
Rate
Specify video refresh rate of MJPEG video encoder.
Higher video refresh rate provides more details about
motion, but requires more network bandwidth.
CAUTION: Choosing a low frame rate will save
bandwidth, but may not be able to capture every motion if
the object that IP camera points to is moving fast.
Click „Apply‟ to save settings and make the new settings take effect.
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2.3.4 Audio
This IP camera supports audio function, that is, when external speaker is connected to this
IP camera, you can talk to the people in front of the IP camera like using a telephone, when
your computer is equipped with speaker and microphone.
Using audio function requires additional bandwidth. If your network bandwidth is not
enough, you may not be able to use audio function smoothly. In this case, you can try a
lower video resolution / quality / frame rate, to save more bandwidth for audio function.
The descriptions of every setting in this menu will be given below:
Item
Description
Audio Function
Choose „Enable‟ to enable audio function of this IP
camera, or choose „Disable‟ to disable it.
Microphone
Specify the microphone volume. If you found that you can
Volume
not hear the sound from IP camera clearly, you may
increase the number here.
Audio Line-Out
Volume
Specify the line-out volume here. If you found that the
people encounters difficult when listening to you, you
may increase the number here. The default volume is 80.
CAUTION: Using a high number here with an amplified
external speaker may cause hearing problem to the
people standing in front of the speaker, or may cause
damage to the speaker itself.
Click „Apply‟ to save settings and make the new settings take effect.
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2.4 Email & FTP
This IP camera is capable to send an Email or perform FTP upload with captured image,
when a motion is detected. This is very convenient since IP camera will guard the
environment automatically for you, and you don‟t have to look at the monitor all the time.
You can access this menu by clicking „E-Mail & FTP‟ on the top of web management
interface.
The instructions of Email and FTP settings will be given below.
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2.4.1 Email Settings
These settings are used to send the captured picture via Email:
The descriptions of every setting in this menu will be given below:
Item
Description
Recipient E-Mail
Address
Input the email recipient‟s Email address here.
SMTP Server
Input the IP address or host name of the SMTP server
(the server that delivers the Email for you) here.
If you don‟t know, please refer to the SMTP server you‟re
using in your Email software (like Outlook, Outlook
Express etc.), or ask your network administrator or ISP.
SMTP Port
Input the port number of the SMTP server you wish to
use here.
Sender E-Mail
Address
Input the Email address of mail sender, this will help you
to identify the Email sent by this IP camera by sender‟s
Email address.
NOTE: Some mail server would reject to deliver the
Email from unknown sender, it‟s recommended to input
your own Email address here, or any other actual one.
SMTP
Authentication
Some SMTP server requires mail senders to be
authenticated before they can send Email. If your SMTP
server requires you to do so, please select „Enable‟, or
select „Disable‟ to disable it. If you don‟t know, please
refer to the SMTP server you‟re using in your Email
software (like Outlook, Outlook Express etc.), or ask your
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network administrator or ISP.
User Name
Please input the user name of SMTP server here, if your
SMTP server requires the use of authentication.
Password
Please input the password of SMTP server here, if your
SMTP server requires the use of authentication.
Click „Apply‟ to save settings and make the new settings take effect.
After that, you can click „Send a test email‟ to send a testing Email to the address you set
here, so you can make sure the setting you specified here is correct and working.
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2.4.2 FTP Settings
These settings are used to send the captured picture by FTP:
The descriptions of every setting in this menu will be given below:
Item
Description
FTP Server
Input the IP address or host name of the FTP server you
wish to use here.
FTP Port
Input the port number of the FTP server you wish to use
here.
User Name
Input the user name of the FTP server you wish to use
here.
Password
Input the password of the FTP server you wish to use
here.
Remote Folder
Input the remote folder name on the FTP server here. If
nothing is specified here, all uploaded image files will be
placed in FTP server‟s root directory.
Please ask FTP server‟s administrator to know which
folder you should use. Certain user name may have
restrictions and therefore can not place the file in the
directory not owned by the user.
Passive Mode
Select „Enable‟ to use passive mode to send file, or select
„Disable‟ to not to use passive mode to send file.
Some FTP servers require passive mode, if you don‟t
know, please ask FTP server‟s administrator; most of
FTP servers will work fine with both modes, but if you
found that non-passive mode is not working, you can try
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to use passive mode.
Click „Apply‟ to save settings and make the new settings take effect.
After that, you can click „Upload a test file‟ to send a file to the FTP server you set here, so
you can make sure the setting you specified here is correct and working.
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2.5 Motion Detection
Motion detection function makes this IP camera become your non-stop guard. You don‟t
have to waste all the time monitoring the images from the camera, and camera will detect
all motions for you. Once motion is detected, a captured image or video recording will be
sent to you by Email or via FTP.
You can access this menu by clicking „Motion Detection‟ on the top of web management
interface.
2.5.1 Motion Detection Settings
You can use this menu to setup basic motion detection settings:
The descriptions of every setting in this menu will be given below:
Item
Description
Motion Detection
Enable
Select „Enable‟ to enable motion detection, and select
„Disable‟ to disable this function.
Next Event
Detected Interval
Specify the time interval between two motion detections in
seconds. If a motion is detected after last detection time,
and before next detection time, nothing will be send by
Email or via FTP.
Please specify a time interval that suites your need. If the
time interval is too long, you may not be able to know what
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is happened between time interval; if the time interval is too
short, you may receive too much unnecessary images, and
consumes too much disk
Pre Recording
Time
This option allows the IP cam to capture additional image
frames prior to the event. The duration of pre-recording is
based on the settings of Resolution, Video Type, and Frame
Rate and estimated by the IP cam automatically. For
example, if the Resolution is 640x480@MPEG4 and Frame
Rate is 15fps, the pre-recording time is about 2 sec.
Select the duration you wish this camera to record image
when a motion is detected from dropdown menu. The
Post Recording
Time
available option of the duration is based on the settings of
Resolution, Video Type, and Frame Rate. For example, if
the Resolution is 640x480@MPEG4 and Frame Rate is
15fps, the available options of are 1, 2, and 3 (second).
Send Recording
File to Email
Select „Yes‟ to send a picture to the Email address you
specified in „E-Mail & FTP‟ menu when a motion is
detection, and select „No‟ to disable this function.
E-Mail Subject
Set the subject of Email being sent here. This will help you
to distinguish the Email sent by this IP camera from others.
Send snapshot
file to FTP
Select „Yes‟ to send a picture to the FTP server you
specified in „E-Mail & FTP‟ menu when a motion is
detection, and select „No‟ to disable this function.
Click „Apply‟ to save settings and make the new settings take effect.
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2.5.2 Motion Region
You can define the motion detection region within the image that camera captures, so this
camera will ignore motions which are not covered by the motion region setting, and reduce
the chances of false alarm.
The descriptions of every setting in this menu will be given below:
Item
Description
Region 1 – 3
Check the box to enable motion detection region 1 to 3. You can
check multiple boxes to enable multiple motion detection regions.
When you checked a box, a new region (and region number) will be
displayed on captured image.
Sensitivity
Move the slide bar to change the motion detection sensitivity setting:
Drag the slide to the right to increase sensitivity (camera will detect
minor changes in the image), and drag the slide to the left to
decrease sensitivity (camera will only detect major changes in the
image).
Refresh
In case the objects of the image captured by the camera moved,
click this button to reload the image captured by camera, so you can
decide the motion detection region more precisely.
Save
Save motion detection region settings.
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To change the motion detection region, you can „resize‟ and „reposition‟ it:
Move the mouse cursor to the eight dots located at the border of motion detection region,
and the mouse cursor will switch to
, , or . You can click and hold mouse button
and move the mouse to resize the motion detection region.
To move reposition the motion detection region, move the mouse within the motion
detection region, and the mouse cursor will switch to
. Click and hold mouse button
and move the mouse to reposition the motion detection region.
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2.6 Schedule
In this menu, you can setup scheduled video recording, so you can record the video
captured by all cameras you have by a pre-defined schedule.
2.6.1 Schedule Snapshot
You can use this menu to setup Schedule Snapshot settings:
The descriptions of every setting in this menu will be given below:
Item
Description
Enable FTP
Schedule
Select „Enable‟ to send the Schedule Snapshot to the
appointed FTP server, or select‟ Disable‟ to disable this
function. You have to configure FTP server parameters in
„email & FTP‟ menu first, so this function will take effect.
Time Interval
You can choose to upload one image to FTP server
according to the time interval you wish, or choose to upload
image as you wish to FTP server every second.
This option allows you to choose to upload each schedule
snapshot with different file name composed of date/time, or
File Control
Enable E-Mail
Schedule
to choose to upload the schedule snapshot with the same
file name you wish. If you choose the latter, the prior-saved
schedule snapshot will be overwritten by the latest schedule
snapshot.
Select „Enable‟ to send the Schedule Snapshot to the
appointed e-mail address, or select‟ Disable‟ to disable this
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function. You have to configure e-mail settings in „email &
FTP‟ menu first, so this function will take effect.
Time Interval
This option allows the IP camera to send one image
according to the time interval you wish.
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2.6.2
You can use this menu to setup Schedule Snapshot settings:
The descriptions of every setting in this menu will be given below:
Item
Description
Enable Schedule
Recording
Select „Enable‟ to enable schedule recording, or select
„Disable‟ to disable this function.
Time Interval
Recording Time
Send Recording
File to FTP
This option allows the IP camera to send one recording file
according to the time interval you wish.
This option allows you to adjust the recoding time based on
your preference.
Note: The available recording time is varied according to
the video resolution and video frame rate settings in
“Audio/Video” menu.
Select „Enable‟ to send the recoded video to the appointed
FTP server, or select‟ Disable‟ to disable this function. You
have to configure FTP server parameters in „email & FTP‟
menu first, so this function will take effect.
File Control
This option allows you to choose to upload each recorded
video with different file name composed of date/time, or to
choose to upload the recorded video with the same file
name you wish. If you choose the latter, the prior-saved
recorded video will be overwritten by the latest recorded
video.
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Enable E-Mail
Schedule
Select „Enable‟ to send the recorded video to the appointed
e-mail address, or select‟ Disable‟ to disable this function.
You have to configure e-mail settings in „email & FTP‟ menu
first, so this function will take effect.
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2.7 System
The system menu allows you to set some system-specific parameters, like password and
time setting. You can also upgrade the firmware of this IP camera, to make new functions
available on this IP camera. You may also clear all settings or reboot the IP camera here.
You can access this menu by clicking „System‟ on the top of web management interface.
2.7.1 Camera Information
Camera information allows you to set the name and administrator‟s password of this
camera.
The descriptions of every setting in this menu will be given below:
Item
Description
Camera Name
Please specify the name of this IP Camera here. This can
be used to identify your camera on the network when you
have more than one IP camera in the same network.
Default name begins with „IC-„ plus the last 6 characters
of the MAC address of this IP camera. You can modify
the name to the one you can remember and meaningful
to you, but never give all IP cameras in the same network
with same name.
Password
Please specify user name „admin‟ „s password here. (The
one you need when you log onto web management
interface and use „admin‟ as user name.
Confirm
Password
Please input the same password again, to make sure
there‟s no typo.
Click „Apply‟ to save settings and make the new settings take effect.
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2.7.2 On-Screen Display
This setting allows you to show the name of the IP camera, date and time on the real-time
image.
Item
Description
On-Screen
Display enable
Select „Enable‟ to display the name of the IP camera,
date and time on real-time image from camera, or select
„Disable‟ to not to display the name of the IP camera,
date and time on real-time image from camera.
Show camera
name
Select „Enable‟ if you want to display the name of the IP
camera on the real-time image from the IP camera, or
select „Disable‟ if you do not want to display the name of
the IP camera on the real-time image from camera.
Show date
Select „Enable‟ if you want to display the date on the
real-time image from the IP camera, or select „Disable‟ if
you do not want to display the date on the real-time
image from camera.
Show time
Select „Enable‟ if you want to display the time on the
real-time image from the IP camera, or select „Disable‟ if
you do not want to display the time on the real-time
image from camera.
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2.7.3 Date / Time Setting
This setting allows you to change the date and time of the real time clock in this IP camera.
You can set the time manually, or use network time protocol (NTP) to set the time
automatically.
The descriptions of every setting in this menu will be given below:
Item
Description
Set Date/Time
manually
Please input the date and time you wish to set here.
Date / time format is YYYY / MM / DD HH:MM:SS
Time is in 24-hour format.
You can click „Synchronize to PC time‟ to use the time of
the computer you‟re using.
Example: 24th August 2007 = 2007/ 08 / 24,
and PM 9:24:30 = 21:24:30
Time Zone
Please select the time zone of the country / city of
resident from dropdown menu here.
NTP Server
Please input the IP address or host name of NTP server
here. You can use default value „pool.ntp.org‟, or ask your
ISP for the IP address or host name, if they have one.
Enable Daylight
You can enable daylight saving time by selecting “Yes”,
Saving Time
or disable daylight saving time by selecting “No”
Click „Apply‟ to save settings and make the new settings take effect.
If you wish to use the date and time setting of the computer which is connecting to the
camera, click „Synchronize to PC time‟ button. The date and time setting of the computer
will be filled to date and time setting in this page.
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2.7.4 Utilities
This menu allows you to upgrade firmware, clear all settings, reboot the IP camera, and
switch LED lights on/off.
The descriptions of every setting in this menu will be given below:
Item
Description
Upgrade
Firmware
If you downloaded latest firmware file from our website,
you can click „Browse‟ button to pick the firmware file you
wish to use. Then click „Upgrade‟ button to start firmware
upgrade procedure.
It‟s recommended to use wired Ethernet connection
when you use this function, and DO NOT DISCONNECT
OR CLOSE WEB BROWSER DURING UPGRADE!
Reset
Clear all settings in the camera. Please think again
before you do this, and then click this button to reset all
settings.
NOTE: IP address will be reset to default value
„192.168.2.3‟ also. You‟ll need to change the IP address
setting of your computer if the IP address of your
computer does not begin with „192.168.2‟, and subnet
mask is not „255.255.255.0‟, or you‟ll not be able to
connect to this IP camera again.
Reboot Device
If you found the IP camera is responding slowly or
behaves strange, you can click this button to try to reboot
the IP camera, this may help.
LED Setting
Switch the LED light of this IP camera off, so „LAN‟ and
„WLAN‟ LED on the IP camera will stop working, in case
you don‟t want other people know the camera is
transferring data.
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You can click this button again to switch LED lights on
again.
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2.8 Status
This menu provides all information about this IP camera, like firmware version, system
uptime, date / time, and network information.
You can access this menu by clicking „Status‟ on the top of web management interface.
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2.9 Users
If you wish to allow other people to view the image captured by this camera, but don‟t want
to allow them to modify system settings, you can give them user-level user name and
password, so they can only view the image and can not change any system setting. When
they want to click menus other than „Camera‟, they will see the following message informing
that they don‟t have permission to do that:
This IP camera supports up to 4 users.
You can access this menu by clicking „Users‟ on the top of web management interface.
Please note: only one user (including administrator) will be able to view the image of IP
camera at the same time.
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The descriptions of every setting in this menu will be given below:
Item
Description
User (1 - 4)
Select „Enable‟ to enable this user (allow him / her to
login), and select „Disable‟ to disallow him / her to login.
Selecting „Disable‟ won‟t erase the user name and
password, so you can select „disable‟ to disallow a user
from logging in temporarily, without erasing it‟s account
information.
Login
Specify the user name here. Please use alphanumerical
characters (0 to 9, A to Z, and a to z). Not using symbols
and space.
Password
Specify the password for this user here.
Confirm
Password
Specify the password for this user here again.
Click „Apply‟ to save settings and make the new settings take effect.
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2.10 Log
All activities of this IP camera will be logged, and you and enter „Log‟ menu to view these
logs.
You can access this menu by clicking „Log‟ on the top of web management interface.
Click „Refresh‟ to get latest update.
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Chapter III: Windows-Based Utility
3.1 Install Windows-based Utility
Follow the simple steps below to run the Install Wizard to guide you quickly through the
Installation process. The following installation is implemented in Windows XP. The
installation procedures in Windows 2000/Server 2003 are similar.
Insert the CD shipped along with the Internet Camera into your CD-ROM drive. The
“Autorun.exe” program should be executed automatically. If not, run “Autorun.exe”
manually from “Autorun” folder in the CD.
The Install Wizard will show four selections, select the program you want to install or click
“Exit” to install the program later. The following installation steps are the demonstration of
“Install Administrator Utility”.
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The system will start the installation procedures. Click “Next” to continue installation.
If you wish to install the software program in an alternate location, click “Change”; otherwise
click “Next” to move on to the next step.
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Click “Install” to start installing the program.
The system will install the program automatically.
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Click “Finish” to complete „‟Administrator Utility‟‟ installation.
”Administrator Utility“ will run automatically after installation. On the Internet Camera first
page, the cameras found in the network are listed. Choose the one you want to configure
and click “Configure Camera” to proceed.
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Please enter the default password “1234” and click “OK” to login to the IP setup page.
Internet Camera is working through the network (TCP/IP Protocol). The IP address and
subnet mask setting must be correct, or you cannot access to the camera. The wizard
program will detect the IP address status of your network automatically and suggest a free
IP address for the Camera. You can accept the suggested value or enter the value
manually. If you enter the value manually, please be aware that the “Subnet Mask” must be
the same for both the camera and the PC. Click “Finish” to apply the configuration.
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3.2 Using the Administrator Utility
The Administrator Utility allows users to search and setup the cameras located within the
Intranet or on the Internet. From the utility, users can view all the information of the selected
camera; furthermore, it provides a setting wizard, which can guide users to add the camera
to the network easily and promptly.
There are two ways to run the Administrator Utility as follows.
Click “Start”, select “Programs\IP Camera\Admin Utility” to run the utility.
Double click the “IP Camera Admin” icon
to run the utility.
Once the utility is started, it will search all the cameras within the network. To do more
settings, please refer to the description in the following sections.
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3.2.1 General Setting
Information of Camera
Camera Information
It displays all information of the selected camera. The
information includes MAC address, IP Address, Camera
Name and Model.
Task Bar
Search Camera
Click „‟Search Camera‟‟ to search cameras on the network.
Browse Camera via Web Click „‟Browse Camera via Web‟‟ to activate browser and
auto connect to IP cam to get video
Configure Camera
Click „‟configure camera‟‟ to change the IP setting and user
name password of the IP Cam you selected.
Languages
Language
It displays 3 languages of this utility. This utility supports,
English, Japanese and Chinese.
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3.2.2 Configure Camera
When you click the “Configure Camera”, a screen will pop up for you to enter the
“Administrator Name” and “Password”. The default value is as follows.
Name: “Admin”
Password: “1234”
If the name and password you enter are correct, you can start to setup the camera.
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3.2.3 LAN Setting
LAN Setting
IP Address
Enter an unused IP Address within the IP address range
used on your LAN. If the IP Address of your LAN is from the
192.168.2.1 to 192.168.2.254, you can set an unused IP
Address from the range for the camera, for example:
192.168.2.250.
NetMask
The Subnet Mask field must match the subnet setting on
your LAN. For example: 255.255.255.0.
Gateway
The Gateway is used to forward frames to destinations in a
different subnet on the Internet. The Gateway setting must
be the same with the gateway used by the PCs on your
LAN.
DNS Server
DNS Server (Domain Name Server) that translates names
to IP addresses. Set the same DNS Server as the PCs on
your LAN.
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Web Port
This Camera support web connection, the default web port
is 80. You could give the port name from 1-65536. Since the
web server may use port 80, you can use a different port for
the camera. If you change the web port from 80 to 8080,
you must type http://192.168.2.3:8080 to connect the
camera through web browser.
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3.2.4 Security
Security
Camera Name
The default camera name is “IC1500WG”. It is
recommended to name a meaningful name for the camera..
New Password
Enter the new password you want to use for the camera.
Confirm Password
Retype the new password to confirm the setting.
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3.3 Installing IP Camera Surveillance Software
The IP camera surveillance software provides various functions like video recording, after
this software is installed, you can use your IP camera to safeguard your property. Please
follow the following instructions to install the surveillance software.
1. Double click the setup file located in „xxx‟ folder in supplied CD-ROM, when the
following window appears, click „Next‟.
2. You can specify the destination folder of software installation, you can just use the
default folder, and click „Next‟ to continue.
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3. If you need installation program to create a desktop icon or a quick launch icon for you,
click all items you need here, than click „Next‟ to continue.
4. Here lists all options you chose in previous steps, if everything‟s correct, click „Install‟ to
start installing procedure, or click „Back‟ to go back to previous step to modify installing
settings.
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5. The installing procedure will take some time, please be patient.
6. When you see this window, it means the software installing procedure is complete.
Please click „Finish‟ to finish the procedure (IP camera surveillance software will start
after you click „Finish‟ button, if you want to start it later, uncheck „Launch IPCam
Surveillance Software‟ box).
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3.4 Using IP Camera Surveillance Software
You can click „IPCam Surveillance Software‟ icon from desktop, quick launch bar, or start
menu to start the IP camera surveillance software.
Before you start:
IP camera surveillance software will only work when your monitor’s
resolution is ‘1024 x 768’. Please change the resolution before you
use IP camera surveillance software, or it won’t start.
Here are descriptions for all components of IP camera surveillance software:
Video displaying area
Language
Display
layout
Full screen /
Scan
Zoom Out /
Zoom In
PTZ Control /
Home
Close window
(stop surveillance)
Message
display
Recording / System
configure
/
Minimize window
box
Playback / Snap
shot
You can put the mouse cursor on a certain component and see its button name, and here‟re
detailed descriptions of all buttons:
Item
Description
Video displaying
The image of all connected cameras will be displayed here.
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area
Language
Select a language from this dropdown menu to change display
language.
Display layout
Change camera image display layout (Click a layout icon to
change camera display layout). There are 8 kinds of available
display layouts.
Full screen
Click this button to switch to full screen mode (only display all
camera‟s image), press „ESC‟ key to quit full screen mode.
Scan
Click this button and the IP camera surveillance software will
switch displaying the image of all connected camera
automatically. Click this button once to activate scan function
(scan icon will become blue
), click again to stop scanning
(scan icon will become white ).
Zoom out
Zoom-out (To see more objects).
This function is only available for supported cameras.
Zoom In
Zoom-in (Too see more details).
This function is only available for supported cameras.
PTZ control
There are 8 directions in PTZ control ring. If the camera you
connect support PTZ, you can use PTZ control ring to change the
direction that camera points to.
This function is only available for supported cameras.
Home
Click this button to return the camera to „Home‟ (default) position.
This function is only available for supported cameras.
Recording
Start video recording.
Configure
Software / camera configuration.
Playback
Playback a recorded video file.
Snapshot
Take a snapshot of current camera.
Message display
Displays all system messages like camera is disconnected etc.
Close window
Terminates IP camera surveillance software.
(stop surveillance)
Minimize window
Minimizes IP camera surveillance software window.
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Video displaying
area
Displays the image of all cameras by the display layout you
selected.
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3.5 Configure IP Camera Surveillance Software
3.5.1 Configure Cameras
Before you use this IP camera surveillance software, you must configure the camera(s) you
wish to connect. Please click „System configure‟ button
appear:
and a popup menu will
Please select „Configure Cameras‟ to configure cameras:
Note: If you’re prompted by a windows security alert which asks you if
you want to block ‘IPCam Viewer’ program, please click ‘Unblock’
button, of IP camera surveillance software will not be able to function
correctly.
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3.5.1.1 „Camera‟ Tab
In this tab you can configure all cameras you wish to connect. Up to 16 cameras can be
connected simultaneously:
Here are the descriptions of all setting items:
Item
Description
Channel
Select the channel number you wish to set.
Camera Search
All cameras found on your local network will be displayed in
„Camera Search‟ box.
Select
Select a camera listed in „Camera Search‟ box, and click „Select‟
button to fill all parameters of selected camera in every camera
configuration fields.
Refresh
Rescan all cameras on your local network. If you didn‟t see the
camera you expected in „Camera Search‟ box, or new cameras
has been joined to your local network after last scan.
Name*
Input the name of camera here. Default value is the first 6 bytes
of camera‟s MAC address, you can change the name of camera
so you can remember the camera‟s location of purpose easily.
Model
Displays the model of selected camera, this field can not be
changed.
IP*
Input the IP address of camera.
Username*
Input the user name of camera.
Web Port*
Input the web port of the camera. By default it‟s „80‟.
Password
Input the password of camera. Default value is „1234‟. You should
change the password if you changed the password of selected
camera.
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Video Format**
Select the video encoding format of this camera (MJPEG or
MPEG4).
Reset
Clear all fields in „Camera Configuration‟ section.
OK
Save settings in this tab.
Cancel
Discard all settings in this tab.
*: It‟s recommended to use „Select‟ button to fill the content of this field.
**: Only available for cameras support this function.
After you‟ve set all channels you wish to set, click „OK‟ to save settings, and if everything‟s
correct, you‟ll see the camera‟s image in IP camera surveillance software‟s main menu:
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3.5.1.2 Schedule Recording
In this tab, you can setup scheduled video recording, so you can record the video captured
by all cameras you have by a pre-defined schedule.
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Here are the descriptions of all setting items:
Item
Description
Channel
Select the channel number you wish to set.
One Time Schedules
You can specify the one-time schedule for selected camera;
this schedule will be executed once only.
Click this button and a new window will appear:
New
(One Time
Schedules)
Please specify the time duration of this one-time schedule (the
date and time of „From‟ and „To‟), then click „OK‟ to save
settings.
Please note you must set a schedule that will be happened in
the future, you can not set a schedule in the past.
Edit
You can modify a scheduled recording item. Select a schedule
in „One Time Schedules‟ list, and click „Edit‟ button to edit the
start and end time of this schedule.
Delete
Delete a selected schedule item.
Click this button and a new window will appear:
New
(Weekly Schedules)
You can define recording schedule that will be executed at the
specified time of certain weekday(s) in a week. Please check
all weekdays that applies, and set the start time in „From‟ field.
You can set the duration of video recording in „Period‟ field
(format is HH:MM:SS), and the end time will be calculated
automatically and displayed in „To‟ field. You can also click „All
Time Record‟ button to define a recording schedule that will be
executed every weekday, from 12:00:00AM to 11:59:59PM.
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Click „OK‟ to save changes.
Edit
You can modify a scheduled recording item. Select a schedule
in „One Time Schedules‟ list, and click „Edit‟ button to edit the
start and end time of this schedule.
Delete
Delete a selected schedule item.
OK
Save settings in this tab.
Cancel
Discard all settings in this tab.
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3.5.1.3 Audio
For cameras that support audio, you can use this tab to decide if you wish to hear the audio
captured by selected camera.
Here are the descriptions of all setting items:
Item
Description
Channel
Select the channel number you wish to set.
Mute Audio
Check this box and the IP camera surveillance software will not
play the audio captured by this camera.
Record Video
Only
Check this box and the IP camera surveillance software will not
record the audio captured by this camera.
OK
Save settings in this tab.
Cancel
Discard all settings in this tab.
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3.5.1.4 Motion Record
With this function activated, only motions captured by the camera will be recorded, so you
don‟t have to waste hard disk storage space on images you don‟t need to pay attention to.
WARNING: For applications that security is highly concerned, it’s not
recommended to use this function since some tiny changes you may need
to know may not be able to trigger the camera and the camera will not start
recording.
Here are the descriptions of all setting items:
Item
Description
Channel
Select the channel number you wish to set.
Enable
Enable motion record function.
Disable
Disable motion record function.
Recording Time
Select the time duration that camera will record when a motion
has been detected from dropdown menu in seconds.
Invoke alarm when
motion is triggered
Send an alarm when a motion has been detected by the
camera.
Send mail when
motion is triggered
Send an email to a pre-defined address when a motion has
been detected by the camera.
OK
Save settings in this tab.
Cancel
Discard all settings in this tab.
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3.5.2 General Settings
You can set system-wide settings of this IP camera surveillance software in this menu.
3.5.2.1 „General‟ Tab
All general settings like file storage directory and recording spaces can be set here.
Here are the descriptions of all setting items:
Item
Description
Data Directory
Set the directory (folder) you wish to store the recorded video and
captured image. You can click „Browse‟ button to pick a directory
in your hard disk.
Free Recording
Space
Displays remaining storage space.
Max Video File
Size
Defines the maximum file size of every video file. When the size
of file exceeds this value, IP camera surveillance software will
open another file to record the video.
Scan Time
Define the time period to pause between every camera switch
when you activate „Scan‟ function.
Cycle Recording
You can decide the behavior when hard disk space is full:
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Disable: Do not overwrite recorded video files.
Enable: Overwrite recorded video files.
OK
Save settings in this tab.
Cancel
Discard all settings in this tab.
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3.5.2.2 „E-Mail Setting‟ Tab
If you want to use motion detection function and wish to get an email that contains the
image captured by the camera, please setup your email related parameters here first.
Here are the descriptions of all setting items:
Item
Description
E-Mail Subject Specify the subject of sending email.
Recipient
E-Mail
Address
Here lists all email addresses you set.
Click this button and you‟ll be prompted to input the email address.
Click „OK‟ to save changes.
New
Edit
Select an email address from „Recipient E-Mail Address‟ box, and
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click „Edit‟ to edit the email address.
Delete
Delete selected email address.
Sender E-Mail Specify the email address of email sender.
Address
SMTP Server
Specify the IP address or host name of the SMTP server you wish to
use. For most of ISPs they will only allow its subscriber to use their
SMTP server, if you don‟t know which SMTP server you should use,
please refer to the setting of your email software or ask your ISP /
network administrator.
SMTP port
Specify the port number of the SMTP server you wish to use here. By
default (and the setting of most of SMTP servers) it‟s „25‟.
SMTP Auth
Select „Enable‟ if your SMTP server requires authentication, select
„Disable‟ if it‟s not required. If you don‟t know if your SMTP server
requires authentication, please refer to the setting of your email
software or ask your ISP / network administrator.
Input the SMTP account (username) of your SMTP server here. In
most cases, it‟s the same with your POP3 username (the one you
SMTP Account used to receive email). Please refer to the setting of your email
software or ask your ISP / network administrator if you‟re not sure
about this.
SMTP
Password
Input the SMTP password of your SMTP server here. In most cases,
it‟s the same with your POP3 password (the one you used to receive
email). Please refer to the setting of your email software or ask your
ISP / network administrator if you‟re not sure about this.
OK
Save settings in this tab.
Cancel
Discard all settings in this tab.
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3.5.2.3 Security
If you don‟t want other people to access this IP camera surveillance software, you can set a
password to protect it.
You‟ll need to input the password every time you wish to use this IP camera surveillance
software:
To set password, please use „Security‟ tab in „General Options‟ menu:
Here are the descriptions of all setting items:
Item
Description
Enable
Requires password authentication when this software starts.
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Disable
Password authentication is not required when this software
starts.
Password
Input the password you wish to use here.
Confirm Password
Input the password you wish to use here again.
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3.5.2.4 About
This tab shows the version number of the IP camera surveillance software you‟re using.
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3.6 Change Display Layout
This IP camera surveillance software provides 8 kinds of display layout:
Every layout displays different number of camera and camera arrangement, you can click
the icon that presents a specific kind of layout, and the video displaying area will change
accordingly.
Displays the video of 1 camera only.
Layout style 1: 1
Camera only
Displays the video of up to 4 cameras.
Layout style 2: 4
Cameras
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Displays the video of up to 6 cameras.
Layout style 3: 6
Cameras
Displays the video of up to 8 cameras.
Layout style 4: 8
Cameras
Displays the video of up to 9 cameras.
Layout style 5: 9
Cameras
Displays the video of up to 10 cameras.
Layout style 6: 10
Cameras
Displays the video of up to 13 cameras.
Layout style 7: 13
Cameras
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Displays the video of up to 16 cameras.
Layout style 8: 16
Cameras
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3.7 Full-Screen Modes
If you want to use all available spaces on your monitor to display surveillance image, you
can click „Full Screen‟ button to switch display mode to full-screen mode.
To exit full-screen mode, press „ESC‟ key.
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3.8 Scan
If you have more than one camera configured, and you wish to switch the displaying image
between cameras, you can click „Scan‟ button to switch between all configured cameras.
NOTE: If a camera is configured but disconnected, it will still be displayed in a
scan sequence (you’ll see nothing and you’ll see ‘Disconnected’ text
displayed at the upper-left corner of display image).
Click „Scan‟ button once to activate scan function (scan icon will become blue
again to stop scanning (scan icon will become white ).
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), click
3.9 Zoom-in / Zoom-out
For cameras that support zoom-in / zoom-out function, you can use this function to see
more objects that fall in the scope of camera‟s view, or enlarge the image size of a certain
object to see its detail.
Please select a camera in video displaying area by clicking on its image, then click
button to see more objects that fall in the scope of camera‟s view, or click
to enlarge
the image size of a certain object to see its detail (Before zoom-in, you may need to use
PTZ buttons - described in next section) to find an object you wish to see its detail).
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3.10 PTZ
For cameras that support pan - tilt function, you can change the position that camera points
to, to see different places that fall in the scope of camera‟s view.
Please select a camera in video displaying area by clicking on its image, and then click the
directions you wish the camera to move to (total 8 directions available). Click „Home‟ button
(
) to return to camera‟s home (default) position.
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3.11 Snapshot
You can take a snapshot of selected camera and save it to „Snapshot‟ sub-folder of
pre-defined data directory.
Click snapshot button once to take a snapshot; you can take as much snapshot as you
want before hard disk is full.
3.12 Recording
You can start video recording of selected camera manually by clicking „Start Recording‟
button:
When recording starts, you‟ll see a message displayed in message displaying box like „1/1
10:00:00, Camera 2 Start Manual‟, which means camera 1 starts recording manually on 1/1
at 10:00:00.
To stop recording, click „Start Recording‟ button again, and you‟ll see a message displayed
in message displaying box like „1/1 10:00:00, Camera 2 Stop Manual‟.
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3.13 Video Playback
You can playback all recorded video by clicking this button.
A new window will appear:
You have to search the video file before you can play it. There are two kinds of
video search: Time Search (search all videos file that falls in a specific period
of time) and Motion Search (search all videos recorded by motion detection
function and falls in a specific period of time).
Please define the start and end date / time of the time period you wish to
search, and then click „Search‟ button (of „Time Search‟ of „Motion‟ Search‟). All
found videos will be displayed, select the video you wish to play and click „Play‟
button to playback.
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Chapter IV: Trouble Shooting
If the IP camera is not working properly, before you contact the dealer of
purchase for help, please check the troubleshooting list here, this may help
you to solve the problem by yourself and therefore saves your valuable time.
Scenario
Possible Solution
I can not connect to
IP camera
a. Please confirm the IP address setting of the
computer you‟re using. If they‟re not in the same
subnet, they will not be able to communicate with
each other.
b. Please make the IP address you used to connect to
the IP camera is correct.
c. If you forget the IP address of the IP camera, you
will have to reset it to factory default value (which is
192.168.2.3) by pressing „reset‟ button at the bottom
of the IP camera. You‟ll need a pen or pin to be able
to press the reset button. Press and hold reset button
for 5 seconds, then try to connect to the IP camera
with IP address „192.168.2.3‟ again.
d. Please make sure IP camera is correctly powered
(the „Power‟ LED should be on).
e. If you‟re trying to connect to the IP camera from
Internet, please make sure the port that IP camera
uses (Video and HTTP port, see section 2.3.1) is not
blocked by firewall or other software / hardware.
f. Contact dealer of purchase for help, if above
solutions do not work.
Image refreshes
very slow
a. Try a higher frame rate setting, if it‟s not 30.
b. Try a lower resolution.
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c. If you‟re connecting this camera from Internet, it
could be caused by a slow Internet connection, and
it‟s not a problem caused by camera. However, when
the network connection is slow, you should use lower
frame rate / resolution.
d. Adjust the antenna if you‟re using wireless
connection. The antenna should be perpendicular to
the ground to get best reception, and the distance
between IP camera and computer / wireless access
point should not be too far.
e. Try to adjust „MTU‟ setting if you‟re using PPPoE to
connect to Internet. Ask your ISP or network
administrator for detailed instruction.
IP camera is not
responding
a. Is the network cable or wireless connection
disconnected? Please check it.
b. Unplug the power adapter from wall socket and
plug it in again after 10 seconds, then try to connect to
the IP camera again.
c. If IP camera is correctly powered („Power‟ LED is
on), but you still can not connect to the camera when
you‟re sure that IP address is correct, please contact
dealer of purchase for help).
Image is fuzzy
a. Adjust the focus ring on the camera until the image
becomes clear.
b. Use a soft cloth to clean the lens on the camera.
You can use cloth with water, but DO NOT use
alcohol or other chemical solution.
c. Try to adjust brightness setting.
d. If there‟s any light at the place where IP camera is
located, switch it on and see if image looks better.
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I set the IP camera
a. If the image is send by Email, please make sure it‟s
to send image by
Email or FTP, but
nothing is received
not blocked by any anti-spam mechanism.
b. Please make sure you have enough permission for
FTP uploading (You can try this by clicking „Upload a
test file‟ button).
c. Make sure the user name and / or password of
SMTP server is correct, if your SMTP server requires
authentication (You can try this by click „Send a test
Email‟ button).
d. Please check log, if FTP upload or Email sending is
failed, it will be logged, and this may give you some
clue on how to solve the problem.
e. Change the threshold to a more sensitive setting.
I heard strange
sound when I use
pan / tilt function
a. Please check if anything jams the camera, remove
it.
a. If the camera does not respond to you when you‟re
trying to use pan / tilt function, the servo motor inside
the camera may dead. Please return the camera to
the dealer of purchase and ask for help.
Nothing is heard at
An external speaker is required to playback the voice
the camera side
received at computer side.
when I use „Speak to
IPCam‟ function
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Specification
Max Resolution: 1280 x 1024 pixels
Sensor: 1.3 mega pixels 1/4" color CMOS sensor
Gain control: Automatic
Exposure: Automatic
White Balance: Automatic
Focal Length: 4.8 mm
Aperture: F=1.8
Image (Video Setting)
Image compression: MPEG4/ MJPEG Image Video
Digital 24-bit Color
Frame rate: 30fps@VGA, QVGA
Video resolution: 160x120, 320x240, 640x480, 1280x1024
System Hardware
LAN Connector: One RJ-45 port to connect to 10/100Mbps Ethernet
Wireless: IEEE 802.11b/g (*Wireless Model Only)
LED Indicator: LAN LED (Green), WLAN LED (Amber), Power LED (Blue)
HTTP/Utility
Includes easy-to-use Viewer & Recorder utility
Provides Admin utility & WEB browser Management
View multiple cameras simultaneously - Up to 4 cameras at a time
Manual/Schedule Record, Video Playback/Stop/Forward/Pause
Supports four additional user accounts for viewing camera
Auto sending Snap Shot by E-mail or FTP
Support DDNS and UPnP functions
Supports Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7
Firmware Upgradeable
EMI & Safety
FCC, CE
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