ACTi TCM-4301 User`s manual

H.264 Megapixel IP Cube Camera
Hardware User’s Manual
(DC 12V / PoE)
Ver. 2010/1/5
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Table of Contents
Package Contents .............................................................................. 4
Features and Benefits ....................................................................... 5
Safety Instructions ............................................................................ 6
Physical description ........................................................................... 8
Basic Connections ............................................................................ 10
Product Specification ...................................................................... 11
Accessing Camera
If you have DHCP server / router in your network: ...................... 12
If you do NOT have DHCP server / router in your network: ........ 12
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0. Precautions
Read these instructions
You should read all the safety and operating instructions before using this product.
Heed all warnings
You must adhere to all the warnings on the product and in the instruction manual. Failure to
follow the safety instruction given may directly endanger people, cause damage to the system
or to other equipment.
Do not attempt to service this video device yourself as opening or removing covers may
expose you to dangerous voltage or other hazards. Refer all servicing to qualified service
All names used in this manual are probably registered trademarks of respective companies.
Every reasonable care has been taken during the writing of this manual. Please inform your
local office if you find any inaccuracies or omissions. We cannot be held responsible for any
typographical or technical errors and reserve the right to make changes to the product and
manuals without prior notice.
FCC/CE Regulation
NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable
protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial
environment. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if
not installed and used in accordance with the instruction manual, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely
to cause harmful interference in which case the users will be required to correct the
interference at their own expense.
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1. Introduction
Package Contents
Power Adaptor (Optional)
Product CD
Camera Stand
Warranty Card
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Features and Benefits
This is a cutting-edge digital video surveillance camera. It can compress and transmit real time
images with outstanding image quality (18 FPS @ SXGA, 1280x1024) through a standard
TCP/IP network. This camera is your best choice to build an intelligent IP surveillance system.
H.264/MPEG-4/MJPEG Triple Codec Dual Streaming
This device supports 3 compression formats, H.264, MPEG-4 and MJPEG. It brings superior
image quality at 18 frames per second up to a resolution of SXGA (1280 x 1024) pixels, and
offers up to 26 frames per second in HD720 (1280x720). In D1 (720 x 480) / VGA (640 x 480) /
QVGA / QQVGA the device reaches 30 frames per second.
Built-in Hardware Motion Detection
No more external motion sensors are required. You may assign up to 3 video motion detection
areas. By tuning the object size and sensitivity, it will reliably detect objects passing though is
view. Hardware motion detection also offers better sensitivity and faster response time than
software motion detection.
Powerful Bundled Surveillance Software
To extend the capabilities of the IP Box Camera series, a powerful surveillance program is
included in the package for free. Users can easily use an existing PC as a digital video recorder.
Scheduled recording and manual recording keep every important video recorded in the local
hard disk. Reliable and accurate motion detection with instant warning enables immediate
response in every condition. Quick and simple search and playback function lets you easily find
the images and video you want.
Software Development Kit Support
This IP Box Camera can be integrated or controlled by applications from third party software
developers. Software developers can save considerable efforts by using our Streaming Library
or ActiveX control. Please contact us for details on integration support.
Digital Time Code Embedded
The “Digital Time Code Embedded” function records video time in the video stream. Therefore,
each image frame is marked with its original recording time. It is very useful when users want
to find the video at an exact time or between a certain time intervals.
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Safety Instructions
Don’t use the power supply with other voltages
This device is likely to be damaged or damage other equipments / personnel, if you use a
power supply with different voltage than the one included with this device. All warranty of this
product will be voided in the situations above.
Don’t open the housing of the product
Disconnect this video product from the power supply before cleaning.
Do not use attachments not recommended by the video product manufacturer as they may
cause hazards.
Water and Moisture
Do not use this video product near water, for example, near a bathtub, washbowl, kitchen sink,
or laundry tub, in a wet basement, or near a swimming pool and the like.
Don’t use accessories not recommended by the manufacturer
Only install this device and the power supply in a dry place protected from weather
Do not attempt to service this video product yourself as opening or removing covers may
expose you to dangerous voltage or other hazards. Refer all servicing to qualified service
Damage Requiring service
Disconnect this video product from the power supply immediately and refer servicing to
qualified service personnel under the following conditions.
1) When the power-supply cord or plug is damaged
2) If liquid has been spilled, or objects have fallen into the video product.
3) If the video product has been directly exposed to rain or water.
4) If the video product does not operate normally by following the operating Instructions in
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this manual. Adjust only those controls that are covered by the instruction manual, as an
improper adjustment of other controls may result in damage, and will often require
extensive work by a qualified technician to restore the video product to its normal
Safety Check
Upon completion of any service or repairs to this video product, ask the service technician to
perform safety checks to determine if the video product is in proper operating condition.
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Physical description
1) Action LED Indicator
LED light will light up after the Camera has successfully completed the boot process.
2) Microphone Input
Sensitivity: -36dB ± 3dB (0dB=1V/Pa at 1KHz)
S/N Ratio: More than 58dB
Directivity: Omni directional
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3) Audio Output
The IP device supports audio output with earphone jack
4) Ethernet Port
The IP device connects to the Ethernet via a standard RJ45 connector. Supporting NWAY, this
IP device can auto detect the speed of local network segment (10Base-T/100Base-TX
5) Reset Button
Step 1: Switch off IP device by disconnecting the power cable
Step 2: Press and continue to hold the Reset Button (with a sharp tipped object, like a pen.)
Step 3: Reconnect the power cable while continuing to hold the reset button. The Power
LED light will flash on for 3 second first, turn off for about 15 seconds, flash on for another
second and turn off again. By this time the reset to default operation is already completed.
This will take around 20 seconds from power up. You may then release the reset button.
This length of time fluctuates slightly with the environment. The Power LED light will come
back on and stay on after a few more seconds. The unit will start up with factory default
settings automatically.
Restore to Default
Power On
On (3s)
Off (about 15s)
Off (10~15s)
Stay On
About 20 Seconds
6) Power Input
Connect the power adaptor here if your power input is DC12V.
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Basic Connections
Follow the procedures below to connect the IP device to the respective apparatuses.
If you have a PoE(Power over Ethernet) supported switch or injector:
1) Connect your IP Box Camera to the Switch / Injector by CAT5 or CAT6 cables with RJ45
2) Connect your Switch / Injector to PC with another CAT5 / CAT6 network cable.
If your switch does not support PoE, and you are powering the camera with power
1) Connect the power adaptor to IP Box Camera
2) Connect IP device’s Ethernet port to Network switch (via RJ45 connectors).
Connect a PC to the Ethernet switch (via RJ45 connectors)
Please refer our PoE Guide for more details on Power over Ethernet related concepts.
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Product Specification
Micron Progressive Scan CMOS
Min. scene
Pixels - Effective
1/3 inch
1280 x 1024
0.5 Lux at F1.0 (2400°K, 30 IRE)
Viewing Angle
Sync. System
Motion Detection
f4.2mm / F1.8
75° (Horizontal)
Yes (3 Windows)
1/5 ~ 1/2,000 sec. (60Hz)
1/5 ~ 1/2,000 sec. (50Hz)
1/120 sec. (60Hz)
1/100 sec. (50Hz)
Automatic (User defined)
Electronic shutter
White Balance
S/N Ratio
S/N Ratio
Picture Resolution
Bit Rate
Image Frame Rate
Audio Input
Audio Output
External I/O
Built-in Microphone
Audio Line Output
Reset Button
Web Browser
Power Requirement
Power Consumption
Dimensions (WxHxD)
Better than 44 dB
H.264 / MPEG-4 SP / MJPEG Selectable
SXGA (1280 x 1024)
HD 720 (1280 x 720)
VGA (640 x 480)
QVGA(320 x 240)
QQVGA(160 x 112)
28K ~ 6M bps
SXGA at 18 fps
HD720 at 26 fps
VGA at 30 fps
QVGA at 30 fps
QQVGA at 30 fps
8kHz, Mono, PCM
Sensitivity: -36±3dB(0dB=1V/Pa);
S/N Ratio: more than 58dB;
Directivity: Omni-directional
8kHz, Mono, PCM
Unbalanced, 1.4Vp-p, 1Vrms, 3.5mm Phone Jack
Factory Default
System Status
Ethernet(10/100 Base-T), RJ45 Connector
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or above
ACTi SDK-10000
Password Protection: Configured by the administrator
-10℃~40℃ (14℉ ~ 104℉)
PoE (IEEE 802.3af) with Class 3
4.1 W (DC 12V), 5.3 W (PoE)
88 mm x 85 mm x 39 mm (3.46" x 3.35" x 1.54")
150g (0.33 lb) (w/o bracket)
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2. Accessing Camera
If you have DHCP server / router in your network:
Many network server / routers are able to automatically provide IP addresses through DHCP. If
you are using such a network, just plug in your computer and IP Box Cam into the network and
your IP device will acquire network address by itself. Find and access the device with our IP
Utility program. You may download it at:
If you do NOT have DHCP server / router in your
1. Configure your PC to use the same subnet by changing your PC’s IP address to the
subnet with prefix 192.168.0.XXX. The last number should be anything from 1 to 254
except 100 and other occupied IP addresses. Subnet mask should be 255.555.255.0.
2. The default IP used by this device is Please make sure your PC is
NOT using this address and that no two equipments use the same IP address in
the network.
3. Change your IP address by going to Control Panel ->Manage Network Connections ->
Right click on the connection to change -> Option -> TCP/IP IPv4 Properties.
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Please set the settings as below.
IP address: 192.168.
Subnet mask: 255.255.255.
(NOTE: xxx should be a number
from 1 to 254 except 100, which is
used by the IP device. Please also
make sure that no two equipments
use the same IP address in the
same network..)
4. Open Internet Explorer (Version 6.0 or above) , and type in the Default IP:
5. When you see the login window, please input default user and password:
Default User: Admin
Password: 123456
6. After logging in, you will see the video from camera. To go to the main menu, click
the ”Setup” button on the top left.
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If you are using a single camera, this is enough to access the device.
If you are using multiple devices, you need to change the current device to another
unused IP address, so that when the next device is connected to the network, no two
devices use the same IP. Please perform the following steps.
7. Go to Network -> Connection Type
8. Change the IP mode to Static.
9. Change the IP to or any other unused IPs. Do NOT use the PC’s IP
address or If this is not the first device you add to the network, please
also avoid other devices’ IPs.
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10. Click “Apply”
11. Please go to Maintain -> Save & Reboot, and click ”Apply”. Internet Explorer will close
after a few seconds. This is normal.
12. Wait for 30 seconds, and open IE again to connect to the new IP. (In this example, For the second device or more you add into the network, please type
the correct IP.
13. Adjust the default Video setting by going to Video & Audio -> Media 1
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