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M12 Camera Manual
The HiRes Video Company
HiRes
3 Megapixels
2048 x 1536
Software zoom
Skyline
Format free
Each image format
freely definable
MxPEG
30 Frames/s
VGA (640 x 480)
10 F/s 3Mega
Virtual PTZ
Digital pan, tilt,
zoom
Backlight
Safe using CMOS
without mechanical iris
Internal DVR
Internal via Flash,
external via Network
Win/Lin/Mac
Recording
Via Netzwerk on PC
up to 1 Terabyte
Microphone & speaker
Audio
Bi-directional, via IP,
variable frame rates
SIP client with video
IP Telephony
60.006_EN_V3_02/2013
Alarm notify,
camera remote control
Two Eyes. 100,000 Reasons.
MOBOTIX dual lens, day/night camera with two separate HiRes image sensors is successfully in
use in over 100,000 installations worldwide. Brilliant color for the day and extremely light-sensitive
black/white sensor for the night. The intelligent and robust professional solution from MOBOTIX
with no moving parts!
VideoMotion
Multiple windows,
precision pixel-based
-22 to +140°F
Weatherproof
-30 to +60°C, IP65,
no heating necessary
IEEE 802.3af
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PoE
Network power
even in winter
HiRes Video Innovations
The German company MOBOTIX AG is known as the leading pioneer in network camera technology and its
decentralized concept has made high-resolution video systems cost efficient.
Robust
No moving parts,
fiber glass housing
MxCC/MxEasy
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Note:
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M12 CAMERA MANUAL PART 1
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INTRODUCTION
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1.1
MOBOTIX Cost Benefits
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1.2
MOBOTIX Technical Advantages
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1.3
The Concept Behind the MOBOTIX M12
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1.4
Product Advantages of the MOBOTIX M12
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1.5
Feature List
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1.6
MOBOTIX M12 Lens Options
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1.7
Hard- and Software Differences of the MOBOTIX M10/M12
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1.8 Important Notes
1.8.1 MOBOTIX M12—Weatherproof to IP65
1.8.2 Password for the Administration Menu
1.8.3 Password for ISDN Dial-In
1.8.4 Irreversibly Deactivating the Microphone
1.8.5 Starting the Camera Using the Factory IP Address
1.8.6 Resetting the Camera to Factory Defaults
1.8.7 Activating Event Control for Security Applications
1.8.8 Deactivating Text and Logo Options
1.8.9 Deactivating the Daily Reboot of the Camera
1.8.10 ISDN Compatibility Note
1.8.11 Using Internet Browsers
1.8.12 Cleaning Instructions – Cleaning the Lenses
1.8.13 Safety Notes for Operating MOBOTIX Cameras
1.8.14 Maximum Cable Lengths
1.8.15 Additional Information
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MOUNTING THE CAMERA
2.1 Delivered Parts, Camera Components and Dimensions
2.1.1 Standard Delivery
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2.2 Camera Housing and Connectors
2.2.1 External Sensors
2.2.2 Connectors
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2.3
Optional Accessories
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2.4
2.4.1
2.4.2
2.4.3
Wiring, Fire Prevention, Lightning and Surge Protection
Wiring
Fire Prevention
Lightning and Surge Protection
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2.5
Providing the Connections (Network/ISDN)
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2.6 Power Supply of the MOBOTIX M12
2.6.1 Using Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS)
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2.7
Determining Where to Mount the Camera
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2.8
MOBOTIX M12 Lens Options
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2.9
The MOBOTIX SecureFlex Mount
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2.10 Dimensions (Ceiling Mount/Wall Mount)
2.10.1 Dimensions—Ceiling Mount
2.10.2 Dimensions—Wall Mount
2.10.3 Dimensions of the SecureFlex Mount's Foot
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2.11 Mounting the MOBOTIX M12 to a Wall or Ceiling
2.11.1 Mounting to a Wall
2.11.2 Mounting to a Ceiling
2.11.3 Converting the Wall Mount to Ceiling Mount
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2.12 Preparing the Installation
2.12.1 Insect Protection of the Camera
2.12.2 Connecting to the Network (Ethernet)
2.12.3 Connecting Another Cable (ISDN/RS232)
2.12.4 Inserting an SD Card (Optional)
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2.13 Mounting the Camera
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2.14 Mounting the Camera to Different Surfaces
2.14.1 Mounting to a Wooden Wall or Surface
2.14.2 Mounting to a Drywall
2.14.3 Mounting to a Concrete or Brick Wall
2.14.4 After Mounting the Camera
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2.15 Installing the MOBOTIX SecureFlex Pole Mount
2.15.1 Delivered Parts of the SecureFlex Pole Mount
2.15.2 Mounting the Pole Mount and the Camera
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2.16 Adjusting the Tele Lens Focus (Cameras With L135 Tele Lens Only)
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OPERATING THE CAMERA
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3.1 General Procedure
3.1.1 Establishing the Power Supply of the Camera
3.1.2 Connecting the Camera
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3.2
Overview of the Configuration Settings
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3.3
3.3.1
3.3.2
3.3.3
3.3.4
3.3.5
3.3.6
3.3.7
Connecting the Camera
Ethernet: Power Supply Using a Network Power Adapter (MX PoE)
Ethernet: Power Supply Using a Network Power Rack (MX PoE)
Ethernet: Power Supply Using PoE Products (Power over Ethernet)
ISDN: Power Supply Using a Network Power Adapter
ISDN: Directly Supplying Power Using the External Power Supply
Ethernet and ISDN
Camera Startup Sequence
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3.4
3.4.1
3.4.2
3.4.3
3.4.4
3.4.5
3.4.6
3.4.7
3.4.8
The First Image from the Camera
Preparing the Ethernet Connection
Preparing the ISDN Connection
Simultaneously Using ISDN and Ethernet Connections (Gateway)
The First Image in the Browser
Additional Information
Camera Screens in the Browser
Access Using Zeroconf/Bonjour
The First Image in MxControlCenter
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3.5
Starting the Camera With an Automatic IP Address (DHCP)
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3.6
Starting the Camera Using the Factory IP Address
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3.7
Connecting External Devices and Sensors: MX Interface Connector
and MOBOTIX Cam-IO
3.7.1 MX Interface Connector for Direct Connections
3.7.2 MOBOTIX Cam-IO: Expansion Module for Easy Installation
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3.8 Signal Input/Output, RS232 Interface
3.8.1 Signal Input Pins
3.8.2 Signal Output Pins
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M12 Drilling Templates (Scale 1:1)
APPENDIX: HARD- AND SOFTWARE FEATURES
IP65 CERTIFICATE, DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
M12 DRILLING TEMPLATE
Note
The following chapters (4 and higher) are all part of the Camera
Software Manual. The main headings are listed below to give you an
overview of the Software Manual contents.
SOFTWARE MANUAL PART 2
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CAMERA USER INTERFACE
4.1
The First Image in the Browser
4.2
The First Image in MxControlCenter
4.3
Screens of the Camera
4.4
The Live Screen in the Browser
4.5
The Playback Screen in the Browser
4.6
The MultiView Screen in the Browser
4.7
PDA Screen
4.8
Guest Screen
4.9
Browser Settings
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4.10 Configuring the Softbuttons
4.11
Fast Video Streaming
4.12 Operating Multiple Cameras
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BASIC CAMERA CONFIGURATION
5.1
Overview
5.2
Quick Installation
5.3
Connection Test
5.4
Basic Settings
5.5
Image Controls
5.6
Logos
5.7
Exposure Settings
5.8
Day & Night Modes
5.9
Managing Settings
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SOFTWARE UPDATES
6.1
Overview
6.2
Preparatory Steps
6.3
Updating the Camera Software
6.4
Update Checklist
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EVENTS, ACTIONS AND MESSAGES
7.1
Overview
7.2
Functional Overview
7.3
General Remarks on Operating the Camera
7.4
Screen Display of Event Settings in Live Image
7.5
Arming
7.6
Events
7.7
Actions and Messaging, Action and Messaging Profiles
7.8
Working with Profiles
7.9
Time Tasks
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RECORDING
8.1
Overview
8.2
Recording Modes
8.3
Recording Types
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TELEPHONY FEATURES
9.1
Overview
9.2
VoIP Settings for IP Telephony
9.3
Camera Phone (Listen, Speak and Intercom Modes)
9.4
Phone Profiles: Outbound Phone Calls
9.5
Voice Dial-In: Inbound Phone Calls
9.6
Remotely Controlling the Camera Using a Phone
9.7
Sample Configurations for IP Telephony via Internet
9.8
Sample Configurations for IP Telephony via LAN
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MOBOTIX CAMERAS ON THE WEB
10.1
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10.2 Displaying Cameras on the Web
10.3 Configuring Routers and Firewalls
10.4 Configuring DynDNS
10.5 Updating Web Pages
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SOFTWARE INTERFACES
11.1
Overview
11.2
Accessing Live Images
11.3
Accessing the Second Image Channel
11.4
Video Streaming
11.5
The HTTP API
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Information subject to change without notice!
Copyright © 1999-2007 MOBOTIX AG, Kaiserslautern, Germany.
All rights reserved. MOBOTIX, MxPEG and MxControlCenter are worldwide
trademarks of MOBOTIX AG. Microsoft, Windows and Windows Server are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. Apple, the Apple logo, Mac, Mac
OS X and Bonjour are trademarks of Apple Inc. Linux is a trademark of Linus
Torvalds. All other marks and names mentioned herein may be trademarks or
registered trademarks of the respective owners.
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30 frames per second!
INTRODUCTION
The M12 camera range represents the next model of the second generation of MOBOTIX network cameras. Now more powerful than ever, the new models are capable of creating high-resolution live video streams with high frame rates. When showing VGA
video (640x480), the camera can deliver up to 30 fps. Even Megapixel video
(1280x960) will still generate up to 10 fps. The camera transmits realtime sound
from the microphone, even in the browser.
Similar to previous MOBOTIX cameras, M12 cameras are available as SECURE, IT,
WEB and BASIC models with differing software features. The WEB and BASIC models do not have a microphone. The M12 can be fitted with three M14 high-performance lenses; additional lenses will be available in the future.
Everything integrated!
Like all other MOBOTIX cameras, M12 models are more than "just a camera"; the
integrated software features (Secure/IT models) include a multitude of functions,
such as video motion detection, long-term recording, alarm messaging and video IP telephony. In camparison to camera systems from other manufacturers,
buying and installing additional software on the computer is thus unnecessary.
Instead of using a web browser, you can also download the free MxControlCenter
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for Windows from www.mobotix.com, which allows displaying multiple cameras
on one monitor. Moreover, MxControlCenter can also process incoming alarms
from the camera and allows for comfortably searching and evaluating the
alarm video clips (including
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MxControlCenter
Because of the low power consumption of only 3 Watts, the MOBOTIX M12 cameras feature the highest operating temperature range in the market from -30 to +
60°C (-20 to 140°F). Since MOBOTIX cameras neither fog up nor require heating,
power can be supplied using standard PoE products. All models come with a wall
mount that covers wall outlets and perfectly conceals the cabling.
Using the new MX Interface Connector with D Sub 15 HD socket, you can directly
connect external lamps, devices, sensors, microphones and audio amplifiers. The
MOBOTIX Cam-IO expansion box simplifies installing the camera and expands on
these possibilities: All external devices, sensors and
the Ethernet cabling are
connected directly to the
installation box. Likewise,
the MOBOTIX Cam-IO installation box hooks up to
the mains and supplies
power to the camera, without requiring any other
type of power supply.
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MOBOTIX Cost Benefits
Increased resolution reduces amount of cameras needed
960-line, high-resolution sensors give a better overview and allow
monitoring an entire room with just one camera from the corner
Reduced installation costs at any distance
Standard Ethernet connection enables the use of common network components such as fiber, copper and wireless (WLAN)
Intelligent recording technology reduces required storage
Decentralized recording technology in the camera software puts less strain
on PCs and reduces the amount of storage PCs (DVRs) by 10 times
Event-controlled image rate minimizes storage costs
Event-driven, automatically adjusted recording frame rate based on event
or sensor action reduces amount of data and storage costs
No additional power and no heating required
Anti-fogging without heating allows usage of standard PoE technology to
power the system via network and saves costs of power cabling
Backup power requirement reduced by 8 times
Low power consumption, 3 Watt, enables year-round (no heating required)
PoE with one centralized UPS from installation room via network
Robust and practically maintenance free
Fiberglass-reinforced composite housing with built-in cable protection and
no mechanical moving parts (no autoiris) guarantees longevity
No software and no licence costs
Control and recording software is integrated in the camera and is free of
charge; new functions are available via free software downloads
Unlimited scalability and high return of investment
While in use, more cameras and storage can be added at any time; image
format, frame rate & recording parameters can be camera specific
Additional functions and other extras included
Audio support, lens, wall mount and weatherproof housing (-30° .. 60°C;
-22° .. 140°F) are incl.; microphone & speaker available in certain models
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MOBOTIX Technical Advantages
Progressive-scan instead of half-frame blur
Mega pixel sensor and image processing inside camera with digital white
balance generates sharp and true color images at every scale
Sun and backlight compensation
CMOS-sensor without autoiris, digital contrast enhancement and configurable exposure measurement zones guarantee optimal exposure control
Dual camera technology: 2-in-1
Two possible camera views with picture-in-picture technology or 180°
panoramic view; one Dual-Fixdome camera with 2.5 megapixel is enough
Long-term, high-performance Terabyte recording included
Event detection and ring buffer recording by the camera itself allow
recording of 40 smooth video streams on a single PC (1200 VGA images/s)
Simultaneous recording, event search and live viewing
Live video for multiple users, recording and event search simultaneously
possible in seconds from anywhere in the world via network
Very low network load
Efficient MxPEG video codec, motion detection based recording and video
buffering inside camera guarantee a very low network load
Bridging of recording during network failures
Internal camera ring buffer bridges network failures and bandwidth
fluctuations of wireless links (WLAN/UMTS) for several minutes
Day & night maintenance free
Unique Day/Night camera technology without moving parts guarantees
extreme light sensitivity and ensures long-term reliability
Audio and SIP telephony
Lip-synchronized audio (live & recording); each camera is a video IP telephone based on SIP standard with automatic alarm call and remote control
MxControlCenter control center included
Dual screen technology with building plans, free camera positioning,
event search, image processing, lens distortion correction and PTZ support
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The Concept Behind the MOBOTIX M12
High-Resolution Live Video (640x480) with up to 30 Frames/s
The second generation of cameras from MOBOTIX now delivers smooth live video
display in VGA format with synchronous live audio, yet it keeps the network load to
a minimum (approx. 2 Mbps). Live video display now match the performance of
analog video systems. When recording, MOBOTIX systems easily outperform analog systems, since MOBOTIX cameras store the same resolution and quality with
the same frame rates as in the live display. MOBOTIX technology thus allows simultaneously recording the video from 30 cameras in continuous recording
mode on one standard PC at 30 fps each, including the audio channel of the
cameras.
Low Bandwidth Requirements
MOBOTIX' patent pending MxPEG streaming format allows fast live video with audio at extremely low network load (1 to 2 Mbps). Since the MOBOTIX camera itself
detects movements in the image, video is only transmitted if movements occur,
and when the video and audio data are stored.
Voice over IP and ISDN
Moreover, MxPEG provides for synchronized audio and two-way communication
between the camera and your computer. Room surveillance with audio is possible
using Internet Explorer or MxControlCenter. Alarm notification on your mobile via Internet (SIP) or ISDN telephony is just as easy as event-controlled voice messages directly from the camera.
IP Telephony and Video SIP
IP Telephony!
All telephone features can be used via Internet telephony thanks to the integrated
SIP client. The SIP client allows remote-controlling the camera using the touchtone
keys and also places the alarm calls of the camera. Video SIP establishes audio/video connections to the camera using Windows Messenger or similar applications
(e.g. Counterpath x-Lite/eyebeam).
Long-Term Storage Included
MOBOTIX cameras have an integrated long-term storage system for Linux,
Windows and Mac OS X computers. Every camera manages its own storage space
as a ring buffer on the shared folder. Thanks to this decentralized approach, 30 live
cameras can store images on a regular Pentium 4-class computer with 30 fps
each, including audio (also depends on the operating system).
Event Storage on SD Card
An SD card can be inserted into the integrated slot to increase the internal memory
of MOBOTIX M12 cameras (SD cards will be supported after a software update,
(available in future versions). A 2GB card can permanently store up to 65,000
images in CIF format, 40,000 images in VGA format or 13,000 Megapixel images,
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which are not lost in the event of a power failure. If long-term storage on a file server has been set up, the SD card adds yet another layer of security against loss of
data, as the SD card can easily bridge longer network outages.
30 Live Cameras Using MxControlCenter
The free MxControlCenter Windows client for viewing up to 30 MOBOTIX cameras
with audio now features an integrated layout editor for quick assembly of building
plans-using full drag&drop support for positioning the live camera images. Load a
floor plan as background image, drag&drop the cameras; done.
Download MxControlCenter free of charge from
www.mobotix.com
Event and Time-controlled
Just like event-controlled recording upon detecting movements in the image, the
camera can also record when the volume picked up by the microphone exceeds a
set trigger value. Using scheduled recording, time tasks can start or stop video recording, uploading of images to a web site or sending of emails with video/audio
clips. Special programs control vacation times and holidays.
Remote Alert Popup
In case of an alarm, MOBOTIX cameras automatically pop up windows or activate
other functions at a remote security control center. The cameras can use network/
wireless, GSM/GPRS/UMTS (3G) or Internet connections for this purpose.
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Day & Night
MOBOTIX Night models with two image sensors (color and B/W) deliver brilliant color images during the day and crisp B/W images at night. Cameras switch lenses
automatically, depending on the illumination.
Integrated Power over Ethernet
No heating required PoE is no problem even
in the wintertime!
Power is supplied via the network cables using either MOBOTIX Network Power
Adapters with power supplies or the Network Power Racks (4/8/20 cameras per
rack) or devices that supply PoE according to IEEE 802.3af. Since the camera's
plastic housing insulates well and does not fog up, no additional heating or fans
are necessary. This is why MOBOTIX cameras have low power requirements
(3 Watts) and can be operated every day of the year indoors as well as outdoors
and why PoE can be used for supplying power—unlike in other cameras.
Weatherproof
MOBOTIX M12 cameras are certified according to IP65 and are designed for outdoor as well as indoor usage. As the cameras do not have any moving parts, they
are extremely robust and resistant against heat or cold (-30°C to +60°C; -20°F to +
140°F).
Secure and Flexible Installation Using the SecureFlex Mount
Covers RJ45 wall outlets
and conceals the cabling
The SecureFlex wall/ceiling mount (standard delivery) provides
easy mounting of the MOBOTIX M12 to a wall or ceiling and
also allows positioning the camera into virtually any direction,
while the concealed cabling enhances the visual impression
of the installation. The mount completely covers wall outlets
and allows using a defined network end point, thus facilitating
the installation.
Expanded Connections—MX Interface Connector D Sub 15 HD
Depending on your requirements, you can connect additional sensors via the D
Sub 15 HD socket, allowing you to expand the range of sensors already in the camera. Likewise, you can use the signal outputs of the camera to switch external
devices or to trigger external devices, such as alarm systems. This socket also provides a Line In pin, a Line Out pin, power supply for USB devices, USB master data
signals and a pin for connecting a backup power supply, which can also be used
by solar panels.
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Easy Installation Using the Cam-IO Installation Box
The Cam-IO Installation box greatly facilitates setting
up a security system as this module carries all pins of
the MX Interface Connector and simplifies connecting external devices and sensors. Besides supplying
power to the camera, the installation box can power
lamps with up to 500 W/230 V (max. 4 A) and has
heavy-duty connectors for the remain-ing pins of the
D Sub 15 HD socket (e.g. Line In/Out or signal inputs
of the camera).
Logos, Animated or Freestyle
The Logo generator of MOBOTIX cameras allows integrating different banners and
graphics (including files loaded from any URL) into the current camera
images—with optional scheduler control. MOBOTIX cameras are the only network
IP cameras supporting animated and transparent graphics.
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1.4 Product Advantages of the MOBOTIX M12
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MOBOTIX M12 camera models support the Power-over-Ethernet standard
IEEE 802.3af as well as MOBOTIX PoE technology.
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Individual lens configuration possible:
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Internal memory can be expanded using non-volatile SD cards (available in
future versions after updating the software).
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Optional Wireless or UMTS/3G functionality thanks to CF cards (only installed by MOBOTIX; available in future versions).
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High image quality with max. 1.3 M pixels resolution. The proven MOBOTIX
software scaling delivers crisp images even for the smaller formats (PDA, CIF,
VGA).
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Fully browser-based—no software installation required.
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Simple connection to IP network or DSL using the integrated 10/100 Ethernet interface, or ISDN.
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Camera configuration and playback of recorded images from any standard
browser.
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Synchronous audio and intercom features when camera calls using integrated IP telephony or ISDN.
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Audio room surveillance using standard browser (Internet Explorer). The camera microphone can be irreversibly deactivated.
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Minimal network load thanks to innovative MxPEG compression scheme
(patent pending).
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Integrated event-controlled and scheduled recording.
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Live recording of up to 30 cameras simultaneously with full 30 fps each,
including audio on one standard PC.
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No limitation regarding the number of cameras and storage media; the system is infinitely scalable.
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Long-term storage of video including audio or individual images in a freely
selectable data storage (ring buffer) on a standard PC or file server.
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Integrated data storage (ring buffer) can bridge network failures of up to
4,000 images or 6 minutes video; this can be further expanded when using
an SD card.
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Maintenance-free and weatherproof from -30 to +60°C (-22 to 140°F)
because the system has no moving parts.
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Alarm notification via e-mail, SMS or phone call.
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Backlight correction with predefined and customized exposure areas.
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Professionally equipped with integrated sensors: Video motion detection,
microphone and speaker.
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Flexibly positioned with concealed cabling and
covered wall outlets thanks to SecureFlex mount
(standard delivery).
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D Sub 15 HD socket of the camera allows connecting three signal inputs (e.g. external sensors),
three signal outputs (e.g. alarm systems), Line In,
Line Out, USB devices, power backup.
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Can be further expanded using MOBOTIX Cam-IO, which allows direct
connection to door openers, lamps, sirens, an external microphone (with
pre-amplifier), a loudspeaker, external sensors (e.g. light barrier). Hooks up
directly to the mains and supplies power to the camera via the network cable to the camera (PoE).
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Free MxControlCenter for Windows to display and manage MOBOTIX
cameras; includes alarm management, background images, etc.
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Layout editor in free-of-charge MOBOTIX MxControlCenter for quickly creating building layout plans with cameras.
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Platform-independent SDK allows developing applications; includes sample
applications (MxPlayer, MxPEG-to-MJPEG converter) and sample source
code.
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Feature List
The MOBOTIX M12 includes the following main features (some features are modeldependent):
1280 x 960 pixels
Logo generator
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Live images of up to 1280 x 960 pixels resolution via network, ISDN, GSM,
GPRS, UMTS, wireless up to 30 fps (at 640 x 480 resolution), also adapted for
PDAs.
•
Digital zoom with three stages (1x, 2x, 4x) and integrated panning (from 2x:
clicking in the browser image will move the visible image section in that direction).
•
True software scaling using the proven and continuously improved MOBOTIX algorithms which delivers brilliant images even with smaller image formats (e.g. 320 x 240).
•
Audio video recording with three different recording modes: Event recording
with audio, continuous recording with variable frame rate and audio as well
as event-controlled Snap Shot recording of JPEG images.
•
Telephony functions (SIP and ISDN) for Phone Call-In and remote-controlling from touchtone phones as well as voice phone calls from the camera
for alarm messaging purposes.
•
SIP Video (Internet telephony) with support for e.g. Windows Messenger,
x–lite/eyebeam and video phones.
•
File server tests can monitor a file server and use one or more of the defined
messaging options for error notification.
•
Camera tests where several cameras monitor each other, with failure notification using the defined messaging options.
•
Playback of recorded images/video sequences with audio in the integrated
video management system.
•
MultiView screen for displaying multiple cameras or events in one browser
window.
•
Event notification by e-mail, SMS (using a provider), voice notification by
phone using pre-recorded messages, sounds and by visual alarms (e.g. red
frame in Live image) using two separate messaging paths.
•
Object tracing for analyzing the paths of objects that are moving in the
image.
•
Logo generator for displaying logos in the camera images with dialogs for
managing image files, image and logo profiles for controlling logo display.
•
Logos can have transparent areas and can be displayed partially transparent at the same time (creating a watermark effect), banner rotation and animations are also possible.
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Time Tables for handling customized days, e.g. for holidays and vacations.
The time tables are used to control the camera's arming, image recording,
action, messaging, logo, obscure image and other features.
•
Remote signaling for master/slave cameras, with the master camera controlling the arming status of the slave cameras. This allows arming all slave
cameras using a key switch that is connected to the master camera.
•
Transfer profiles for improved handling of FTP, E-Mail, phone calls, network
transmissions and messages.
•
Multiple possibilities for connecting external devices, sensors and signal lines
using the D Sub 15 HD socket of the camera or the MOBOTIX Cam-IO installation box.
•
Speaker phone with talk, listen and intercom modes via Internet telephony
(SIP) and ISDN using the integrated microphone and speaker.
•
Phone Call-In to remotely control the camera using a touchtone phone via
Internet telephony (SIP) and ISDN (retrieve camera information, establish
Internet connection, announcement of retrieved IP address, intercom feature,
etc.).
•
MxPEG video compression using MOBOTIX MxControlCenter. The ActiveX
plug-in for Internet Explorer users brings all advantages of MxPEG (including
the audio stream from and to the camera) to the browser-based user interface.
•
Routing allows using other network connections besides the standard route.
•
DynDNS client for accessing the camera using a symbolic name (e.g.
mymobotixcam.dyndns.org) although the provider is assigning a new
IP address every time the camera connects to the Internet.
•
Inerasable backup operating system that is used to restart the camera in
the event that a software update has failed, allowing you to restart the update process.
•
Enhanced startup options for the camera (obtain IP address via DHCP, announcement of IP address and other network data, reset to factory default
settings).
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Speaker phone
Telephony features using
ISDN or SIP connections
(Internet telephony)!
Software Updates
MOBOTIX provides free software updates on www.mobotix.com at
regular intervals that improve and expand the camera’s functionality.
Chapter 6, Software Update, in the Software Manual, provides more
information on the process.
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1.6
MOBOTIX M12 Lens Options
MOBOTIX currently offers five different lenses with M14 thread from Super Wide
Angle (L22) with 22 mm to Tele (L135) with 135 mm focal length (equiv. to 35mm
camera). Since MOBOTIX cameras are backlight-proof, these lenses do not require
an auto iris. Without the iris as a mechanical component, these glass lenses are
extremely robust and maintenance-free.
Super Wide Angle 90°
You can choose between the following lenses
for the MOBOTIX M12: L22 Super Wide Angle
90°, L43 wide-angle and L135 Tele. The L22
Super Wide-Angle 90° has very little distortion, even when using the 4x digital zoom of the
M12. Mounting a camera with the Super Wide
Angle lens in the corner of a room will allow
you to see the complete room.
Lens Table
L22
L32*
L43
L65*
L135
Equiv. 35 mm camera
22 mm
32 mm
43 mm
65 mm
135 mm
Focal length
4 mm
6 mm
8 mm
12 mm
25 mm
F-Number
2,0
2,0
2,0
2,0
2,5
Image angle horizontally
90°
60°
45°
31°
15°
Image angle vertically
67°
45°
34°
23°
11°
Installed at 1 m
m
m
m
m
m
• Image width
2,0
1,1
0,8
0,5
0,3
• Image height
1,3
0,8
0,6
0,4
0,2
Installed at 5 m
m
m
m
m
m
• Image width
10,0
5,7
4,1
2,7
1,3
• Image height
6,6
4,1
3,0
2,0
1,0
Installed at 10 m
m
m
m
m
m
• Image width
20,0
11,5
8,2
5,5
2,6
• Image height
13,3
8,2
6,1
4,0
1,9
Installed at 20 m
m
m
m
m
m
• Image width
40,0
23,0
16,4
11,0
5,2
• Image height
26,6
16,4
12,2
8,0
3,8
Installed at 50 m
m
m
m
m
m
• Image width
100,0
57,5
41,0
27,5
13,0
• Image height
66,0
41,0
30,5
20,0
9,5
Order name
Original image
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1.7
Hard- and Software Differences of the MOBOTIX M10/M12
To cut a long story short – nothing changes with the basic functionality or the
looks of the camera. Users, who have worked with M10 models before will not
have any problems adjusting to a MOBOTIX M12.
Changing to the three times faster Intel "Bullverde" PXA270 processor with
520 MHz frequency has boosted image processing considerably, providing notably higher frame rates (up to 30 fps in VGA, up to 10 fps in MEGA resolution).
The new hardware also brings new features, such as SIP video (Internet telephony
with video) and new possibilities for extending the hardware (SD card, CF slots, MX
Interface Connector, USB master pins for MOBOTIX expansion modules, etc.).
M10
M12
MOBOTIX M12
MOBOTIX M10
The following table shows the most important differences in the hardware and
software:
Hardware Differences
Housing color
Wall/ceiling mount
White, Gray
Ball joint, SecureFlex mount for
Secure models
Lens options
Wide-angle L43, Tele 135
Ethernet interface
Serial interface
USB connector
10 Mbps
D Sub 9
--
SD card*
CF slots**
---
Line In/Out pins for external
audio devices
Backup power supply
--
ISDN power supply
Power supply via ISDN NT
PoE power supply
MOBOTIX PoE products (MX-NPA
+ power supply / NPR-4/8/20)
White
SecureFlex mount covers RJ45
wall outlets and conceals the cabling (all models)
Super Wide-Angle L22, wideangle L43, tele 135
10/100 Mbps
D Sub 15 HD
USB master on D Sub 15 HD (for
MX expansion modules)
SD card for extra storage
CF slots for MOBOTIX expansion
modules (wireless, storage, ...)
External microphones/PA
systems via D Sub 15 HD
Backup power (6 to 12 V, max. 1
A) on D Sub 15 HD
Not possible, but can be injected
into 8-wire cable (split cable and
power supply or PoE required)
MOBOTIX PoE products and standard PoE IEEE 802.3af
Frame rate (fps)
25 CIF • 12 VGA • 4 MEGA
30 CIF • 30 VGA • 10 MEGA
Image formats
CIF, VGA, VGA2, MEGA, Custom
CIF, VGA, VGA2, MEGA, Panorama, Custom
SIP video
--
SIP video
--
Software Differences
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* Supported in future
versions
** Supported in future
versions. CF cards are
only installed at the factory!
The only limitation versus
the M10 is the power
supply via ISDN cable,
which is not possible any
more. This can only be
achieved using the MOBOTIX PoE products and
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1.8
Important Notes
1.8.1 MOBOTIX M12-Weatherproof to IP65
The MOBOTIX M12 is weatherproof according to IP65 (absolutely dustproof, resistant against water jets)! You can take additional measures for further improving
the weatherproofness if the camera is exposed to extreme weather conditions:
•
Make sure that the SecureFlex mount is never mounted as shown in figure
(1)! This is even more important when you are mounting the camera on a
pan/tilt head.
•
Make sure that the SecureFlex mount is always installed as shown in figure
(2)! Closely follow the notes and hints in section 2.11!
•
The SecureFlex mount should be sealed off with additional silicone sealant
as shown in figure (3). Make sure that the drain holes at the bottom of the
mount remain open!
•
Make sure the blue insect protection plug is firmly seated! Closely follow
the notes and hints in section 2.12.1!
•
Seal off the SecureFlex mount against the wall using silicone sealant.
•
Make sure that the cabling always enters the SecureFlex mount from the bottom!
•
Only use genuine MOBOTIX cables since they prevent water from entering
the camera!
1.8.2 Password for the Administration Menu
The administration area of the camera (Admin Menu button) is protected by a user
name and password:
Administration menu:
User: admin
Password: meinsm
• User name is admin
• Password is meinsm
Enter the user name and password exactly as shown above. Note that both entries
are case-sensitive.
When accessing the administration menu for the first time, the Quick Installation
wizard will help you set the most important parameters that are relevant for your
requirements. For security reasons, it is highly recommended to change the
adminstrator password after the camera has been configured properly.
CAUTION: Make sure that you store information on user names
and passwords in a secure place. If you loose the administrator
password and cannot access the Admin menu, the password can
only be reset at the factory. This service is not free!
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1.8.3 Password for ISDN Dial-In
Dialing into the camera via ISDN is protected by a separate password. When setting up a dial-in connection from a computer, you need to provide this information:
• User name is linux
• Password is tux
ISDN Dial-in
User: linux
Password: tux
Enter the user name and password exactly as shown above. Note that both entries
are case-sensitive.
1.8.4 Irreversibly Deactivating the Microphone
Deactivating a camera's microphone may become necessary in order to protect
the privacy of people at a workplace or for other reasons. You can permanently
and irreversibly deactivate the microphone in the Admin Menu > Loudspeaker
and Microphone dialog.
The microphone can be
irreversibly deactivated!
CAUTION: This deactivation is permanent and cannot be reversed
even by MOBOTIX engineers. Deactivating the microphone will
also deactivate all features that use the camera's microphone.
1.8.5 Starting the Camera Using the Factory IP Address
If the camera's IP address is not known any more, you can start the camera with its
factory IP address. Section 3.6, Starting the Camera Using the Factory IP Address,
describes this procedure in more detail.
1.8.6 Resetting the Camera to Factory Defaults
All settings of the MOBOTIX camera can be reset to the factory default settings. This
makes sense if you have, for example, obtained a camera without any information
or you would like to reset all settings after testing the camera. In order to perform
this procedure, you need to have access to the administration area of the camera
(admins group). Open Admin Menu > Reset … to reset the camera to factory defaults.
The configuration can also
be reset partially
Note: In contrast to the method described in section 3.6, Starting the Camera
Using the Factory IP Address, all users will be deleted (except the admin user)
when resetting the camera to factory defaults. Likewise, the admin user's password will be reset.
1.8.7 Activating Event Control for Security Applications
In its default configuration, the camera's event control and video motion detection
features are not enabled. In order to activate event control as a whole, open Setup Menu > General Event Settings and activate the Arming switch or click on the
Arm & Record softbutton of the browser interface. The video motion detection
window is visible again (dotted frame in the center of the live image) and the camera stores images as soon as the video motion window detects movements.
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1.8.8 Deactivating Text and Logo Options
Text and logos can be also
deactivated or customized
to your liking
As the camera arming has been deactivated in its default configuration (see preceding section), the MOBOTIX camera only displays the text WWW.MOBOTIX.COM,
the time stamp and the MOBOTIX logo at the top of the image. Once the camera
arming has been activated, the text at the bottom of the live image (event, action
and messaging symbols) will also appear.
If the camera is armed, you can deactivate the status text at the bottom and the
text at the top left corner of the live image by setting Text Display in the Setup Menu > Text & Display Settings dialog to Off. Setting Text Display to Date & Time will
only display the time stamp in the live image. In order to hide the logo in the live
image, open Admin Menu > Logo Profiles and set Logo Display to Disable.
1.8.9 Deactivating the Daily Reboot of the Camera
Deactivating the camera
reboot
In its default configuration, the MOBOTIX camera will automatically reboot every
morning at 3:36 am. In very rare cases, external influences (e.g. radiation in high
locations) can lead to camera malfunctions. The automatic reboot will refresh the
camera's memory and will ensure proper operation without requiring any interaction on the part of the user.
Open Admin Menu > Time Tasks and deactivate or delete the Reboot camera
task. This will prevent the camera from rebooting automatically.
1.8.10 ISDN Compatibility Note
This product is compatible with Euro ISDN standard TBR3/TBR 3A1.
Note: MOBOTIX offers special models for the Japanese market that support the Japanese ISDN standard. For additional information on this topic, see the Japanese
section at www.mobotix.com.
1.8.11 Using Internet Browsers
Current Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Netscape, Mozilla, Firefox, Safari, Konqueror, Opera, …) with JavaScript enabled can show the camera's live images
with their standard settings. Text-based browsers (e.g. lynx) cannot display the
user interface and are not suitable for operating the camera.
Section 4.8, Browser Settings, contains more information on browser compatibility.
Chapter 12, Troubleshooting, contains more information on how to track and remove errors when operating the camera.
1.8.12 Cleaning Instructions – Cleaning the Lenses
If a lens is dirty from the installation process, clean the lens using a lint-free cotton
cloth.
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1.8.13 Safety Notes for Operating MOBOTIX Cameras
Electrical surges can be induced by other electrical appliances, improper wiring,
but also from the outside (e.g. lightning strikes to phone or power lines).
MOBOTIX cameras are protected against small electrical surges by numerous
measures. These measures, however, cannot prevent the camera from being damaged when stronger electrical surges occur.
Special care should be taken when installing the camera outside of buildings for
protection against lightning, since this also protects the building and the whole
network infrastructure.
MOBOTIX recommends having MOBOTIX cameras installed only by specialists
accustomed to installing network devices and having proper respect for the pertinent regulations regarding lightning protection and fire prevention as well as the
current technology for preventing damages from electrical surges.
Section 2.4, Wiring, Fire Prevention, Lightning and Surge Protection, contains more
information on these topics.
1.8.14 Maximum Cable Lengths
According to UL regulations, the length of the cable to a MOBOTIX camera must
be limited to 140 feet or less running outside of buildings. The installation must
comply with articles 725 and 800 of the National Electric Code.
1.8.15 Additional Information
For more information on this topic, see the News and Functional Overview pages
in the online help of the camera's browser interface. Click on the yellow
icon in
the top right corner to open the camera's online help.
In order to get more information on the camera and its current configuration, open
the Camera Status dialog by clicking on the
yellow
icon in the top right corner of the
camera's browser interface.
Another source of information on all dialogs
and parameters of the MOBOTIX camera is
the Reference Manual that you can download from www.mobotix.com. The Reference Manual consists of the MOBOTIX camera's online help in one PDF file.
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MOUNTING THE CAMERA
2.1
Delivered Parts, Camera Components and Dimensions
The MOBOTIX M12 is delivered with the SecureFlex wall and ceiling mount and is
ready for use out-of-the-box.
2.1.1 Standard Delivery
Cover Ø 27 mm for
mount's foot (item 7)
4 Dowels 8 mm (item 4)
Make sure to check the
delivered parts
4 Washers Ø 6.4 mm (Pos. 5),
Wood screws
6x50 mm (item 6)
Allen wrench 5 mm
(item 3)
Ethernet cable CAT 5
0.5 m (item 2)
Insect protection (item 8),
Additional NET plug (item 9)
4 caps (white) for covering
hex screw heads (item 10)
SecureFlex wall mount (item 1)
Caution: Never use
screws with countersunk
heads to fasten the SecureFlex mount, as these
screws will destroy the
mount.
Item
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Count
1
1
1
4
4
4
1
1
1
4
Part Name
SecureFlex mount for ceiling or wall
Ethernet cable CAT5 0.5 m/20", installed
Allen wrench 5 mm
Dowels 8 mm
Stainless steel washers Ø 6.4 mm
Stainless steel wood screws with hex head 6x50 mm
Cover Ø 27 mm for mount's foot
Insect protection (installed)
Additional NET plug for insect protection (Ethernet)
Caps (white) for covering hex screw heads
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2.2 Camera Housing and Connectors
The MOBOTIX M12 camera housing is made of fiber-reinforced plastic (PBT-30GF,
Polybutyleneterephtalate with 30% fiberglass). This material is used heavily in
the automotive industry and is sturdy, resistant against high temperatures, environmental influences, chemicals, etc.
Ultraviolet resistant: No
yellowing of housing even
after years of outdoor
use
2.2.1 External Sensors
•
•
•
PIR sensor
Microphone
IR remote control
Microphone
Signals of the
camera LEDs:
0 On
5
4
0
3
1
2
1 Camera
"Right" lens
Passive IR
motion detector
"Left" lens
"R" key
"L" key
6 LEDs
Speaker
2 Ethernet
3 Operating Mode
4 ISDN/VoIP
5 Camera
SecureFlex wall mount
2.2.2 Connectors
•
•
•
•
NET/10BaseT (Ethernet network) / power supply
In/Out / RS232 / MX Interface Connector D Sub 15 HD
ISDN
Slot for SD card
Rain and sun
protection
MX Interface Connector D Sub 15 HD
ISDN
Ethernet (LAN)/
power supply
SD card slot
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MX Interface Connector
for attaching Cam-IO or
external sensors, audio
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2.3 Optional Accessories
Power supply (MX-SNT-E/U/GB/J/AUS01-30-RJ)
Not required if network
components are used that
support the PoE (Power
over Ethernet) standard
IEEE 802.3af!
The MOBOTIX power supply is required if you do not
use a Network Power Box or Network Power Rack
(see below), or a PoE-compatible switch or router.
Network Power Adapter (MX-NPA-3-RJ)
Power supply for smaller
systems
The Network Power Adapter allows injecting the power supply for the MOBOTIX
camera into the network cable. It thus allows using a single cable for connecting to
the camera and for remotely supplying power (up to
100 m/300 ft). The Network Power Adapter is required, if you are using the universal power supply and
the SecureFlex mount, and power is not supplied
using a PoE switch/router or a MOBOTIX Network
Power Box/Rack.
Network Power Box for up to 4 Cameras (MX-NPR-4)
Intelligent and robust power supply thanks to DIN
rail installation
The MX-NPR-4 allows supplying power to up to four
MOBOTIX cameras via the network cable. The
NPR-4 thus replaces four separate power supplies
and four Network Power Adapters. The Network
Power Box delivery includes a (detachable) clip at
the back, which simply clicks onto DIN rails.
Network Power Rack for 8/20 Cameras (MX-NPR-8/20)
Zero maintenance and
reliable as these devices
do not require fans
The MX-NPR-8/MX-NPR-20 allow supplying power
to up to 8/20 MOBOTIX cameras, respectively, via
the network cable. These NPRs thus replace 8/20
separate power supplies and the same number of
Network Power Adapters; they are easily mounted
in 19" racks (2 rack units).
Advantages of the MOBOTIX PoE Products
•
•
•
Zero maintenance and reliable as the systems do not require
fans.
Higher reliability of the system as a whole, since standard switches without PoE can be used (lower risk of failure).
Easy installation on DIN rails (MX-NPR-4) or in 19" racks
(MX-NPR-8/20).
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SecureFlex pole mount (MX-MH-SecureFlex-ESWS)
If you are intending to mount the camera on a pole,
you should consider using the SecureFlex pole
mount, which is made of 3 mm stainless steel
(white, powder coated) and which has been designed specifically for outdoor usage. The supplied
stainless steel straps allow attaching the mount to
poles with diameters between 60 and 180 mm (2.4"
to 7.1").
SecureFlex Pole Mount:
Outdoor quality made of
3 mm stainless steel
MOBOTIX Cam-IO (MX-CAM-IO)
This installation module for MOBOTIX cameras
features numerous connectors for external devices.
It thus expands the scope of camera applications
when adding external sensors using its two signal
inputs. On the other hand, it also allows controlling
other devices (two signal outputs, Line In/Out for
audio signals) and serves as power supply of the
camera.
Expansion box with
various possibilities for
attaching external devices
and sensors
For additional information on the MOBOTIX Cam-IO,
see section 3.7.2, MOBOTIX Cam-IO: Expansion Module for Easy Installation.
Split cable for ISDN-only power supply
If only ISDN is available for the camera and only one cable should be used for connecting the camera, you will need to inject power into the 8-wire cable using either
a power supply and the Network Power Adapter or an MX-NPR-4/8/20.
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2.4 Wiring, Fire Prevention, Lightning and Surge Protection
When installing the wiring inside or outside of buildings, make sure you always adhere to the relevant regulations on wiring, fire prevention and protection against
lightning.
MOBOTIX recommends having MOBOTIX cameras installed only by specialists
accustomed to installing network devices and having proper respect for the pertinent regulations regarding lightning protection and fire prevention as well as the
current technology for preventing damages from electrical surges.
Find more information at an institution such as the International Electrotechnical
Commission (IEC, www.iec.ch) or at a manufacturer of protection devices
against lightning and electrical surges, such as Dehn (www.dehn.de).
2.4.1 Wiring
When installing the wiring, make sure you follow these guidelines:
•
•
•
•
Data cable: Make sure to use only doubleshielded CAT 5/7 cable (S/STP) for Ethernet
connections (see section 3.3, Connecting the
Camera).
Outdoors: Installing the camera outdoors
requires special precautions and measures
regarding the cables as well as lightning and
surge protection (see section 2.4.3, Lightning
and Surge Protection).
Wire lengths: The cable segments must not exceed the maximum allowed
cable lengths in order to ensure proper data transfer (see section 3.3,
Connecting the Camera).
Avoid induction: When running data cables parallel to existing regular
power lines or high-voltage wires, make sure you observe the minimum
distances to the power cables.
2.4.2 Fire Prevention
When installing the power lines to the camera, make sure you always adhere to
the relevant regulations on wiring and fire prevention at the site of the installation.
2.4.3 Lightning and Surge Protection
To prevent damage from lightnings and surges, make sure you follow these guidelines:
•
Lightning conductors: In areas exposed to lightning (e.g. on roofs), a
distance holder (1 m/3 ft. higher, 1 m/3 ft. away from the camera) and proper
lightning conductors need to be installed in order to prevent lightning strikes
into the camera and to ensure that the energy of a lightning strike is properly
led to the ground.
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Surge protection: Make sure you have installed proper protection against
electrical surges in order to prevent damage to the camera, the building and
the network infrastructure. This includes surge protectors for 19" racks,
adding an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) to the MOBOTIX camera, and
installing surge arresters or similar for routers, switches, servers, etc.
2.5 Providing the Connections (Network/ISDN)
First, decide on which camera connections you would like to use.
Network is key
In general, you should always provide a network connection, if technically possible (a WiFi connection using a bridge or similar would also be acceptable), since a
network connection brings a number of advantages:
•
•
•
•
The highest frame rate is only reached if the bandwidth is high enough;
ISDN and GSM/GPRS will not suffice to deliver smooth video images.
The camera's external ring buffer (storing the video/audio data on a file
server) can only be used via a network connection.
Compared to the costs of dial-up connections (ISDN, GSM/GPRS), the costs
for file transfers and other accesses by and to the camera are reduced considerably when using a network that is already up and running.
Software updates are best accomplished using a network connection, if dismounting the camera is not an option.
Always use the network, if
possible
Free software updates!
SIP telephony reduces costs
ISDN connection of MOBOTIX cameras is not required if the network permits SIP
connections for Internet phone connections. Thanks to the SIP capabilities of the
MOBOTIX M12 (see chapter 9, Telephony Features, in the Software Manual), the
camera can place voice calls (e.g. for
alarm notification) via the network and
can also accept incoming voice calls via
Internet telephony. You can call the camera from a phone to obtain the time and
date of the last event, for example.
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- Euro ISDN
- Japan
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ISDN-only operation
When operating the camera only at the ISDN, you need to install an additional ISDN
cable (see section 2.12, Preparing the Installation), then attach the power supply
using the pre-installed cable and the NET/10BaseT connector of the camera.
Caution
In contrast to the MOBOTIX M10, it is not possible to use an ISDN
NT and the S0 bus to supply power to the M12. Using the ISDN
split cable and MOBOTIX PoE products (see section 2.3, Optional
Accessories), the power can be injected into the ISDN data cable
(8-wire cable required).
2.6 Power Supply of the MOBOTIX M12
The M12 supports the
MOBOTIX PoE products
for power injection into
the network cabling and
the Power-over-Ethernet
standard IEEE 802.3af
In order to reduce the amount of cabling, you should always use the Ethernet cable
(NET/10BaseT) to inject power into the camera cabling (Power over Ethernet).
For smaller installations, the MOBOTIX Network Power Adapter MX-NPA-3-RJ and
the universal power supply MX-SNT-E/U/GB/J/AUS01-30-RJ is sufficient. Larger installations would benefit from one or more MOBOTIX Network Power Boxes/
Racks that are available for supplying power to 4, 8 or 20 cameras (MX-NPR-4, -8
or -20). See section 2.3, Camera Accessories, for more information on these and
other items or open shop.mobotix.com (Products > Accessories section).
MX-NPA-3-RJ: Easy installation for smaller systems
MX-NPR-4: For mounting
in wiring cupboards; includes DIN rail clip
MX-NPR-8/20: 19" rack
mount (2 rack units)
Network Power Adapter
MX-NPA-3-RJ
Network Power Box
MX-NPR-4
Network Power Rack
MX-NPR-8/20
Advantages of the MOBOTIX PoE Products
•
•
•
Zero maintenance and reliable as the systems do not require
fans.
Higher reliability of the system as a whole, since standard switches without PoE can be used (lower risk of failure).
Easy installation on DIN rails (MX-NPR-4) or in 19" racks
(MX-NPR-8/20).
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Since the MOBOTIX M12 supports Power over Ethernet (IEEE 802.3af), you can
also use PoE switches or routers for supplying power.
Section 3.3, Connecting the Camera, contains more information on the possible
combinations of connections and power supply options.
Note
If you are using Power over Ethernet (IEEE 802.3af) network components for supplying power to the MOBOTIX M12, make sure that these
components do not have a fan. Since the power consumption of MOBOTIX cameras is very low compared to other products, this increases
the reliability of the entire system and expands the life cycle of these
components.
2.6.1 Using Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS)
In order to maintain a continuous power supply even when utility power fails, you
should install an uninterruptible power supply (UPS). These devices also provide
full protection against electrical surges and voltage fluctuations and thus enhance the reliability of the system as a whole.
When using more powerful 19" rack-mounted USPs, you can also protect all other
network components (e.g. switches, routers, PoE switches, etc.).
Since MOBOTIX cameras do not require any heating even in the wintertime, the
power consumption of 3 W is quite low. This in turn means that you can centralize the USP-protected power supply by injecting power into the network cables
(max. 100 m/300 ft.). This kind of protected power supply can be used either with
MOBOTIX PoE products (MX-NPA-3-RJ plus external power supply or MX-NPR-4/
8/20) or with PoE-compliant switches according to IEEE 802.3af.
MOBOTIX NPR/
PoE Switch
PC/Server
Raid
USV
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2.7 Determining Where to Mount the Camera
Before attempting to mount the camera to a wall or ceiling, make sure that you
have found the best camera position. It is important that the camera's field of view
is not obstructed in any way.
Once the camera has been mounted to a wall or ceiling, you can fine-tune its
position. Thanks to the design of the SecureFlex mount, the camera can be turned
horizontally and tilted vertically until the built-in stops are reached.
The camera can be turned/tilted within the following ranges (see section 2.11,
Mounting the MOBOTIX M12 to a Wall or Ceiling):
•
•
horizontally: approx. 180°
vertically: approx. 70°
When using a wall outlet, the mounting position should be set in such a way that
the wall outlet touches the upper rim of the mount's foot.
Caution: When using a wall outlet for an outside installation, you should use
silicone sealant to seal off the SecureFlex mount's foot against the wall. For additional information on this topic, see section 2.14, Mounting the Camera to Different
Surfaces.
The SecureFlex mount covers and protects an RJ45
wall outlet
Apply silicone sealant!
Wall outlet
MOBOTIX M12
CAT5 cable
Insect protection
SecureFlex wall mount
Drain holes for exit of condensation
water (never seal off!)
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2.8 MOBOTIX M12 Lens Options
You can choose between the following lenses for the MOBOTIX M12: L22 Super Wide
Angle 90°, L43 wide-angle and L135 Tele.
The L22 Super Wide-Angle 90° has very little distortion, even when using the 4x digital
zoom of the M12. Mounting a camera with
the Super Wide Angle lens in the corner of a
room will allow you to see the complete
room (see figure right).
L22 Super Wide Angle 90°
MOBOTIX currently offers five different lenses
with M14 thread from Super Wide Angle
(L22) with 22 mm to Tele (L135) with 135 mm
focal length (equiv. to 35mm camera). Since
MOBOTIX cameras are backlight-proof,
these lenses do not require an auto iris.
Without the iris as a mechanical component,
these glass lenses are extremely robust and
maintenance-free.
* not available for M12 models
The lenses are installed, focused and sealed at the factory to prevent the lenses
from losing focus (e.g. from vibrations). The L135 Tele lens is an exception as it is
focused using the supplied adjustment ring (see section 2.16, Adjusting the Tele
Lens Focus).
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Note
To determine the lens you
need, simply use a camera
with zoom lens to find a
matching MOBOTIX lens
The focal lengths of MOBOTIX lenses do not reflect the actual focal
length of the lenses, but the focal length (Lxx mm) converted to 35 mm
camera format. For example, the MOBOTIX Super Wide-Angle lens has
an actual focal length of 4 mm. This would be the equivalent of 22 mm
on a 35 mm camera and thus leads to the designation L22 for the
lens.
Since the image sensors in digital cameras have different sizes,
converting to 35 mm camera format provides for better comparing the
image format and field of vision parameters of different lenses.
Another benefit is that you can easily set a 35 mm camera (analog or
digital) to the same focal length (Lxx) to obtain the same field of vision.
This approach greatly facilitates lens selection.
Lens Table
L22
L32*
L43
L65*
L135
Equiv. 35 mm camera
22 mm
32 mm
43 mm
65 mm
135 mm
Focal length
4 mm
6 mm
8 mm
12 mm
25 mm
F-Number
2,0
2,0
2,0
2,0
2,5
Image angle horizontally
90°
60°
45°
31°
15°
Image angle vertically
67°
45°
34°
23°
11°
Installed at 1 m
m
m
m
m
m
• Image width
2,0
1,1
0,8
0,5
0,3
• Image height
1,3
0,8
0,6
0,4
0,2
Installed at 5 m
m
m
m
m
m
• Image width
10,0
5,7
4,1
2,7
1,3
• Image height
6,6
4,1
3,0
2,0
1,0
Installed at 10 m
m
m
m
m
m
• Image width
20,0
11,5
8,2
5,5
2,6
• Image height
13,3
8,2
6,1
4,0
1,9
Installed at 20 m
m
m
m
m
m
• Image width
40,0
23,0
16,4
11,0
5,2
• Image height
26,6
16,4
12,2
8,0
3,8
Installed at 50 m
m
m
m
m
m
• Image width
100,0
57,5
41,0
27,5
13,0
• Image height
66,0
41,0
30,5
20,0
9,5
Order name
Original image
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Focal lengths of MOBOTIX lenses are always
given as compared to
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2.9 The MOBOTIX SecureFlex Mount
The SecureFlex mount (item 1) enables easy mounting of the MOBOTIX M12
models to a wall or a ceiling. Its innovative and flexible design allows positioning
the camera into virtually any direction. On top, the SecureFlex wall mount covers
RJ45 wall outlets (without the frame) and the concealed cabling improves the security of the camera. The SecureFlex mount is pre-installed on all MOBOTIX M12
models.
Wall mount
Cover
Turn/tilt unit
Camera holder
Bottom cover
Drain holes for exit of condensation
water (never seal off!)
Note
Since the external power supply cannot be connected to the ISDN connector of the camera, it is recommended to use a Network
Power Adapter, a Network Power Rack or a standard
PoE switch or router to inject power into the Ethernet
cabling. As an alternative, a suitable extension cable may
also work.
Caution
The SecureFlex mount must not be installed upside-down, as the
camera will not be dustproof and resistant against water jets
(IP65) any more! The holes in the bottom cover always have to
point downwards.
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Power Adapter or Network Power Box/Rack or
PoE-compatible switch/
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2.10 Dimensions (Ceiling Mount/Wall Mount)
2.10.1 Dimensions—Ceiling Mount
Mounting to a ceiling
Mounting to a ceiling
2.10.2 Dimensions—Wall Mount
All measurements in mm!
Mounting to a wall
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2.10.3 Dimensions of the SecureFlex Mount's Foot
Available Space Within Foot
Max. torque for all Allen
screws: 4 Nm
(2.95 lbf ft)
All measurements in mm!
Note
Check the appendix for the drilling template, which will be helpful
when drilling the holes. For more detailed information on planning,
please
download
the
MOBOTIX
Planning
Aid
from
www.mobotix.com.
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2.11 Mounting the MOBOTIX M12 to a Wall or Ceiling
Caution
Never use screws with countersunk heads to fasten the mount, as
these screws will destroy the mount.
The mount covers RJ45
wall outlets and completely conceals the cabling
The foot of the SecureFlex mount is large enough to completely cover a wall
outlet (see section 2.12, Preparing the Installation).
2.11.1 Mounting to a Wall
Before attempting to mount the camera,
make sure that you have found the best
camera position. It is important that the
camera's field of view is not obstructed in
any way.
Once the camera has been mounted to the
wall, you can fine-tune its position. Using
the SecureFlex mount, the camera can be
tilted horizontally and vertically.
When mounted to a wall,
the camera can be turned/tilted as follows:
• horizontally: approx. 180°
• vertically: approx. 70°
2.11.2 Mounting to a Ceiling
When mounted to a ceiling, the camera can be
turned/tilted as follows:
• horizontally: approx. 360°
• vertically: approx 90°
Before attempting to mount the camera to a
ceiling, make sure that you have found the
best camera position. It is important that the
camera's field of view is not obstructed in
any way.
Once the camera has been mounted to the
ceiling, you can fine-tune its position. Using
the SecureFlex mount, the camera can be
tilted horizontally and vertically.
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2.11.3 Converting the Wall Mount to Ceiling Mount
If the camera is to be mounted to a ceiling, the SecureFlex mount can be converted
in four easy steps. Proceed as outlined in the following:
(1) Unscrew the upper Allen screw in the foot of the mount, which holds the
turn/tilt unit in place (5 mm Allen wrench, item 3). Remove the Allen screw,
the washer and the hex nut from the mount and unplug the cover.
(2) Gently pull the turn/tilt unit and all cables out of the vertical opening of the
foot.
(3) First insert the cables, then the turn/tilt unit into the horizontal opening of the
foot (all the way to the stop).
(4) Place the hex nut into the corresponding hole, insert the Allen screw with
washer and lightly fasten the screw so that you can still easily move the
camera.
Converting the ceiling mount back to wall mount follows the steps in reverse order.
Only insert the supplied cover into the remaining opening once you have finished
mounting the camera.
Remove Allen screw,
washer and hex nut
Remove cover
Converting from wall
mount to ceiling mount in
four easy steps
Pull out!
Mount
2
1
Mounting to a wall
Cover
Max. torque for all Allen
screws: 4 Nm
(2.95 lbf ft)
Push in until
reaching
stop!
3
4
Mounting to a ceiling
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2.12 Preparing the Installation
Mounting the SecureFlex mount to a wall allows covering RJ45 wall outlets
(without cover) and also allows using a defined network end point.
The SecureFlex mount
should completely cover
the wall outlet
When positioning the wall outlet, make sure
that the outlet lines up with the upper rim of
the mount later on (see figure below). If no
wall outlet is present, use a suitable extension or an adapter to connect the camera to
the network.
When installing an above-the-wall assembly, breaking out one of the four
openings in the mount's foot with suitable pliers will provide for properly guiding the
cable into the mount. When mounting the
camera in outdoor scenarios, you should
break out the opening that is pointing downwards. For additional information on
this topic, see section 2.14, Mounting the Camera to Different Surfaces.
2.12.1 Insect Protection of the Camera
Insect protection
(installed)
MOBOTIX cameras feature a pre-installed insect protection (item 8), which effectively prevents small animals from entering
the camera. Make sure that the condensation drain holes remain open. These
openings contain semi-permeable plugs,
which allow condensation to exit the camera housing, but also prevent small animals
from entering the camera.
Never push any objects into the drain
holes as this may damage the plugs!
Drain holes with membranes for
exit of condensation water
2.12.2 Connecting to the Network (Ethernet)
Simply connected to the
network
In order to connect to an Ethernet network, simply attach the pre-installed network
cable into the wall outlet or the extension. Continue by mounting the wall mount at
the camera location, as described in section 2.12, Preparing the Installation.
Never insert the pre-installed cable into
an ISDN wall outlet! In order to attach to
an ISDN network, see section 2.12.3,
Connecting Another Cable (ISDN/RS232) on
how to install an additional cable for ISDN
connections.
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2.12.3 Connecting Another Cable (ISDN/RS232)
In order to connect another cable besides the Ethernet cable (ISDN/RS232), it is necessary to open the bottom cover of the SecureFlex wall mount and to install the
additional cables:
•
•
•
•
•
ISDN Ethernet/power supply
Unscrew the Allen screw of the bottom cover using the supplied 5 mm
Allen wrench (item 3) and remove
the bottom cover, including the Allen
screw and the washer.
Guide the additional cable from below through the camera holder, the
turn/tilt unit and the foot to the back
of the foot (depending on the position of the wall/ceiling mount, it may
help to remove the cover; see also
section 2.11.3, Converting the Wall
Insect protection
Mount to Ceiling Mount).
Remove the corresponding rubber
plug and push the cable into the
connector of the camera.
Reseat the bottom cover and fasten the Allen screw and the washer.
Mark the cable connector on the other end to prevent confusion about the
cable's position in the camera.
Easy installation of additional cables (e.g. ISDN/
RS232/MX Interface
Connector cable)
2.12.4 Inserting an SD Card (Optional)
The MOBOTIX M12 can use an SD card for storing events (available in future versions, after updating the software).
•
•
•
•
•
Remove the bottom cover of the SecureFlex mount.
Remove the cables (ISDN/Ethernet/
power supply).
Remove the insect protection.
Insert the SD card until you feel a
stop (see figure).
After inserting the SD card, re-insert
the insect protection and the cables
and re-install the bottom cover of
the SecureFlex mount.
To remove the SD card, gently press the
card into the camera casing. The card
pops out, allowing you to pull it out of the
camera.
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2.13 Mounting the Camera
•
•
•
•
•
•
Max. torque for all Allen
screws: 4 Nm
(2.95 lbf ft)
•
Copy or print the drilling template for the SecureFlex mount at the back of
the manual (make sure not to scale the template).
Mark the holes; when using a wall outlet,
make sure that the outlet lines up with the upper rim of the mount so that the cable is not
bent too sharply later on.
Drill the holes and insert the supplied dowels
(this is usually not necessary for a wooden
wall or structure that is thick enough). Make sure to follow the instructions in
section 2.14, Mounting the Camera to Different Surfaces.
Connect the cables (see section 2.12, Preparing the Installation).
Properly fasten the SecureFlex mount using the supplied screws and the appropriate washers to the wall. Make sure to follow the instructions in section
2.14, Mounting the Camera to Different Surfaces.
Establish a connection from your computer to the camera (see chapter 3,
Operating the Camera) and adjust the camera position according to the live
image delivered by the camera.
Properly tighten the screws of the mount itself and make sure that all screws
are properly fastened, then press the supplied caps onto the heads of the
hex screws.
Find the folded drilling
template at the end of
the manual!
All measurements in mm!
Caution
Never use screws with countersunk heads to fasten the mount, as
these screws will destroy the mount.
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2.14 Mounting the Camera to Different Surfaces
Note
Above-the-wall assembly:
When installing an above-the-wall assembly instead of using a wall
outlet, you can break out one of the four cable openings in the base of
the mount to properly guide the cable into the mount.
Mounting the camera outdoors:
When using a wall outlet for an outdoors installation, you should
use silicone sealant to prevent water from entering the wall outlet and
the cabling by sealing off the mount's base against the wall. You
should break out the lower cable opening in the mount's base to prevent condensation from accumulating. Make sure not to seal off this
opening.
When using an above-the-wall assembly, make sure that you install
the cable from the bottom-most cable opening in order to prevent
rainwater from entering the mount. When using an above-the-wall
assembly, sealing off the SecureFlex mount and the wall is not absolutely necessary. Make sure that condensation can exit the mount
despite the above-the-wall assembly. Make sure not to seal off this
opening.
Wall thickness:
Make sure that the wall is at least five centimeters (2") thick if you
intend to use the supplied dowels and screws.
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2.14.1 Mounting to a Wooden Wall or Surface
Use the supplied materials and suitable tools for mounting the SecureFlex mount to
a wooden wall or surface. Follow the Mounting Instructions below to complete the
installation.
Use the supplied wood screws without dowels, if
you are mounting the camera to a thick wooden
wall or structure. If the wooden wall or surface is too
thin or if concrete or brick is behind the wood, you
should also use the supplied dowels for mounting.
Make sure that you know how thick the wooden
wall or surface is, before you start drilling the holes.
Please also follow the instructions in the following
sections.
Required Materials:
•
•
4 hex head screws (Pos. 6)
4 washers (Pos. 5)
Required Tools:
•
•
•
Wrench or ratchet for M6 hex heads
Allen wrench 5 mm (item 3)
Possibly power drill and drill bit for pre-drilling
Mounting Instructions:
•
•
•
•
•
Slide a washer (item 5) over every hex head screw (item 6).
Press the SecureFlex mount against the wooden wall or surface.
Insert the four screws (with washers) into the openings in the foot of the
SecureFlex mount.
Tighten the screws using the wrench or ratchet.
Check the screws for proper tightness and push the caps onto the hex
heads.
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2.14.2 Mounting to a Drywall
Use the supplied materials and suitable tools for mounting the SecureFlex mount to
a drywall. Follow the Mounting Instructions below to complete the installation.
Required Materials:
•
•
•
4 hex head screws (Pos. 6)
4 washers (Pos. 5)
4 dowels (Pos. 4)
Required Tools:
•
•
•
•
•
Power drill
Suitable drill bit
Hammer (optional)
Wrench or ratchet for M6 hex heads
Allen wrench 5 mm (item 3)
Mounting Instructions:
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Hold the drilling template at the position where you would like to mount the
camera.
Mark the holes for drilling with a pencil or a sharp object, then remove the
drilling template.
Drill the holes with the power drill where you just marked.
Insert a dowel into each of the holes you just drilled. If required, use the
hammer to press the dowels into the holes.
Slide a washer (item 5) over every hex head screw (item 6).
Hold the SecureFlex mount against the wall. Make sure that the openings in
the mount's foot line up with the dowels.
Insert the four screws (with washers) into the openings in the foot of the
SecureFlex mount and into the dowels.
Tighten the screws using the wrench or ratchet.
Check the screws for proper tightness and push the caps onto the hex
heads.
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2.14.3 Mounting to a Concrete or Brick Wall
Use the supplied materials and suitable tools for mounting the SecureFlex mount to
a concrete or brick wall. Follow the Mounting Instructions below to complete the installation.
Required Materials:
•
•
•
4 hex head screws (Pos. 6)
4 washers (Pos. 5)
4 dowels (Pos. 4)
Required Tools:
•
•
•
•
•
Power drill
Suitable drill bit
Wrench or ratchet for M6 hex heads
Hammer (optional)
Allen wrench 5 mm (item 3)
Mounting Instructions:
•
Find the drilling template
at the end of the manual
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Hold the drilling template at the position where you would like to mount the
camera.
Mark the holes for drilling with a pencil or a sharp object, then remove the
drilling template.
Drill the holes with the power drill where you just marked.
Insert a dowel into each of the holes you just drilled. If required, use the
hammer to press the dowels into the holes.
Slide a washer (item 5) over every hex head screw (item 6).
Hold the SecureFlex mount against the wall. Make sure that the openings in
the mount's foot line up with the dowels.
Insert the four screws (with washers) into the openings in the foot of the
SecureFlex mount and into the dowels.
Tighten the screws using the wrench or ratchet.
Check the screws for proper tightness and push the caps onto the hex
heads.
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2.14.4 After Mounting the Camera
Controlling the image position and the focus
•
•
•
•
•
Loosen both screws at the turn/tilt joints of the mount using the supplied
Allen wrench (item 3) so that you can easily turn and tilt the camera.
Display the camera images on a computer monitor, then turn and tilt the
camera until you have found the best position.
Tighten the screws at the turn/tilt joints of the SecureFlex mount using the
Allen wrench (max. 4 Nm/2.95 lbf ft) to make sure that the position of the camera remains as set.
If required, clean the lens' surfaces using a clean, lint-free cotton cloth.
Check the image focus (tele lens L135 only) and the camera position on the
computer monitor. Please also see section 2.16, Adjusting the Tele Lens
Focus.
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2.15 Installing the MOBOTIX SecureFlex Pole Mount
Robust and maintenancefree: Pole mount made of
3 mm stainless steel
If you are intending to mount the camera on a pole,
you should consider using the MOBOTIX SecureFlex
Pole Mount. This mount is made of 3 mm powdercoated stainless steel (white) and has been designed specifically for outdoor use. The supplied stainless steel straps allow fixing the mount to poles with
diameters between 60 and 180 mm (2.4" to 7.1").
By design, the Pole Mount does not allow using a wall
outlet for the camera cabling.
2.15.1 Delivered Parts of the SecureFlex Pole Mount
4 screws M6x40 mm (item 11)
4 washers (item 12)
2 stainless steel straps
(item 15)
4 screws M6x25 mm
(item 13)
4 washers Ø 6.4 mm
(item 12)
4 hex nuts M6 mm
(item 14)
Item
11
12
13
14
15
Count
4
8
4
4
2
Part Name
Stainless steel screws M6x40 mm
Stainless steel washers Ø 6.4 mm
Stainless steel screws M6x25 mm
Stainless steel hex nuts M6
Stainless steel straps
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2.15.2 Mounting the Pole Mount and the Camera
Use the supplied stainless steel straps (item 15) for affixing the pole mount to the
pole.
•
Guide the connector cables of the camera
from behind through the opening at the center of the pole mount. In order to properly
protect the cabling, you should let the cabling run from the inside of the pole through
the pole mount directly into the camera.
Note: The cable to the camera should be
running at least 50 cm (20") outside of the
pole!
•
Guide the stainless steel straps (item 15)
through the pole mount (see figure). The
stainless steel straps allow attaching the
mount to poles with diameters between 60
and 180 mm (2.4" to 7.1").
•
Firmly tighten the screws of the stainless
steel straps.
•
Unscrew the upper Allen screw in the foot of
the mount, which holds the turn/tilt unit in
place (5 mm Allen wrench, item 3). Remove
the Allen screw, washer and hex nut from the
mount and pull out the turn/tilt unit out of the
mount's foot. Remove the Allen screw of the
bottom cover and take off the cover.
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Remove any installed connection cables and
guide the connection cables through the foot
of the mount and the turn/tilt unit of the
SecureFlex mount. Hook up the cables to the
camera connectors, as described in section
2.12, Preparing the Installation.
•
Re-install the turn/tilt unit and the bottom
cover of the SecureFlex mount and lightly
tighten all screws of the turn/tilt unit so you
can easily find the best camera position later
on.
•
Use the supplied screws M6x25 mm (item 13), washers dia. 6.4 mm
(item 12) and nuts M6 (item 14) to attach the pole mount to the pole, then
press the white caps (item 10) onto the hex heads of the screws.
•
Properly position the
camera and then tighten all screws of the
turn/tilt unit (max.
4 Nm/2.95 lbf ft) to
make sure that the
camera
keeps
its
position.
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2.16 Adjusting the Tele Lens Focus
(Cameras With L135 Tele Lens Only)
Note
How to recognize the 135 mm tele lens: The 135 mm tele lens has
two notches opposite from one another and is not covered by a glass
pane. It can be removed using the supplied adjustment ring, which is
also used for adjusting the tele lens focus.
Once the camera has been mounted, the tele lens should be checked for proper
sharpness and should be adjusted, if required. Make sure that you have the supplied adjustment ring ready for this purpose.
•
•
•
Make sure that you see the camera's live image on a
monitor for this purpose.
Position the adjustment ring on the tele lens. The two
prongs fit exactly into the notches of the lens' rim!
Cautiously turn the lens clockwise until the image is
properly focused. Never turn the lens to far into
the lens mount and never apply excessive force
when doing so as this would damage the lens mount otherwise.
Properly adjust the
image focus of the
135 mm tele lens. Adjusting the Sharpness
software parameter cannot replace this step!
The 135 mm tele lens is
focused using the supplied
adjustment ring
Note
Use the focusing aid of the MOBOTIX camera to properly adjust the
lens' focus (see Section 4.3.3, Image and Audio Settings, Quick Controls
in the Software Manual).
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3
OPERATING THE CAMERA
3.1
General Procedure
The MOBOTIX camera does not require any software installation; all you need is
your preferred browser with JavaScript support to operate the camera. Thus, the
MOBOTIX camera is supported by all common operating systems (such as Windows, Macintosh and Linux, ...).
3.1.1 Establishing the Power Supply of the Camera
You can choose between the following options:
MOBOTIX PoE products
do not have any fans and
are robust and reliable!
PoE components (IEEE
802.af) should not have
fans as this will increase
the overall reliability of
the entire system
•
•
•
External power supply and Network Power Adapter (MX-NPA-3-RJ):
Power supply of one camera injected into the network cabling (max. length
100 m/110 yd.), from the NPA to the 10BaseT/NET connector of the camera
(see section 2.3, Optional Accessories).
Network Power Box/Rack (MX-NPR-4, or 8/20): Power supply of 4/8/20
cameras injected into the network cabling (max. length 100 m/110 yd), from
the NPR to the 10BaseT/NET connector of the camera (see section 3.3).
Power over Ethernet: Power supply using network components that are
conforming to the PoE standard IEEE 802.3af.
3.1.2 Connecting the Camera
The camera has been set at the factory to support the following connection methods:
•
Computer settings:
• IP address: 10.1.0.11
• Netmask: 255.0.0.0
• Gateway: none
• DNS: none
In the RAS box (computer):
• camera phone number
• User: linux
• Password: tux
•
Ethernet interface of the camera (10/
100 Mbps Ethernet): Connect directly from
a computer (using a crossover cable) or
by using a Network Power Adapter or a
switch and a regular patch cable. Launch
a browser and enter the IP address
printed on the camera label (e.g.
10.1.0.99).
If the computer does not have an IP address in the 10.x.x.x network range,
you should install MxControlCenter for
Windows (see section 3.4.7), since the remaining process of connecting to the camera is based on Zeroconf/Bonjour.
If this is not possible, you will need to briefly set the computer to the IP address range of the camera (see section 3.4.1).
ISDN interface of the camera: From a computer with ISDN card using a RAS
connection (linux/tux). Launch a browser and enter the IP address printed
on the camera label (e.g. 10.1.0.99).
Once a connection has been established, click on the Admin Menu button to start
configuring the camera. The Admin Menu controls all network settings (IP address,
netmask, DHCP, etc.), ISDN behavior and all other options.
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Note
After first booting the new MOBOTIX camera or after resetting to factory defaults, accessing the Administration menu (Admin Menu button)
will automatically start the Quick Installation wizard. This is where you
configure the most important camera parameters in a step-by-step
manner. If you have completed the Quick Installation wizard at least
once, the standard Administration menu will open when you click on
the Admin Menu button.
Always use Quick Installation for initial configuration
The configuration follows these five general steps:
Live image: http://preparkcam.mobotixserver.de
a) Establish the first connection (Ethernet or ISDN).
b) Set the parameters for the desired connection type (Ethernet/ISDN) using the
Quick Installation.
c) Set the event control (events, actions and messages); see chapter 7, Events,
Actions and Messages, in the Software Manual.
d) Set the storage parameters (FTP, internal and external ring buffer storage).
e) Store the configuration in the camera's permanent storage (flash).
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3.2 Overview of the Configuration Settings
Always use Quick Installation for initial configuration
Admin Menu
Using the Quick Installation wizard
After first booting the camera or after resetting it to factory defaults, any access to
the administration menu (Admin Menu button) will start the Quick Installation.
This wizard will guide you through the most important settings of the camera (configuration of the network interface, image control, etc.) and can also be used to
reset the camera to its factory settings.
It is also recommended to use Admin Menu > Quick Installation later on as well,
e.g. if you would like to change connection parameters or add a new connection
type.
Administration and setup of the camera
User: admin
Password: meinsm
Setup Menu
Basic configuration tasks of the camera (e.g. passwords, interfaces, software updates) are carried out from the administration menu (Admin Menu button) which
requires the corresponding access rights (admins group).
Open the Setup Menu (button) and find the dialogs for changing the image, event
and recording settings in the Image Control and Event Control sections. These options are also available for users belonging to the users group.
Some of these settings can be changed using the corresponding pull-down menus
above the image on the Live screen.
The image settings are already optimized
Recommendation:
Always use factory image
settings!
The factory image settings of MOBOTIX cameras deliver excellent images for most
application scenarios and should not be changed. If you do wish to make changes,
your changes should be minor and gradual. If you would like to reset changes without resetting the complete configuration to factory defaults, you can use the Factory button at the bottom of the dialog to reset only this dialog's settings. If you
would like to reset all image settings, you may do so using the Manage Settings >
Restore Image Settings pull-down menu above the image on the Live screen.
All changes are temporary
All changes to the configuration are only temporary and can thus be tested easily.
Restoring the old configuration settings can be achieved using the Restore button
in most dialogs or by running Admin Menu > Restore last stored configuration
from flash (see also section 5.9, Managing Settings, in the Software Manual).
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Once you have finished configuring the camera, you should always store the settings in the camera's permanent memory. You can do so in the Configuration
section of the administration menu (Admin Menu > Store current configuration
into flash memory) or in each dialog (clicking on Set at the bottom of each dialog
will temporarily set the changes; clicking on Close will ask you to store the complete configuration in the camera's permanent memory).
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Make sure to permanently
store changed parameters!
The Configuration section of the administration menu provides more functions for
storing, copying and managing camera settings. For additional information on this
topic, see chapter 5, Basic Camera Configuration, in the Software Manual.
A camera that keeps time
Apart from a multitude of possibilities for controlling the camera using time (time
tables, holiday and vacation, scheduled tasks, etc.), the camera can also synchronize its internal clock. This allows you to keep the camera in synch manually with
a computer or fully automatic using a time server. The camera can use NTP time
servers or time servers providing Time Protocol (RFC 868). For additional information
on this topic, see section 5.4.2, Date and Time / Time Zones and Time Servers, in
the Software Manual.
Automatic time synchronization using a time server
MOBOTIX cameras can do "More"
In order to provide a better overview, some of the camera dialogs hide less-often
used options when showing the dialog. These dialogs have a More button in the
bottom right corner; click on it to display the advanced options. If all options are
displayed, the Less button appears. Clicking this button will hide the advanced options.
Click on the More/Less
buttons to show/hide the
advanced options
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3.3 Connecting the Camera
Use the MOBOTIX MXNPR-4 for smaller installations
Use the 19" MOBOTIX
Netpower rack-mount
units to supply power to 8
or 20 cameras (MX-NPR-8
or 20)
Uninterruptible power
supply (UPS) should be installed
Notes
The MOBOTIX M12 can only be powered using the 10BaseT/NET
connector of the camera. In order to inject the power supply into the
network cabling, MOBOTIX PoE products have proven reliable and
easy to install for one camera (MX-NPA-3-RJ), for up to four cameras (MX-NPR-4) and for 8 or 20 cameras (MX-NPR-8/20; see section
2.10, Optional Accessories).
It is highly recommended to use uninterruptible power supplies (UPS),
which also protect the cameras and the network components against
electrical surges. For more information on this topic, read section 2.6.1,
Using Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS).
Maximum Cable Lengths (Ethernet)
Data/power connection: max. 100 m (110 yards)
3.3.1 Ethernet: Power Supply Using a Network Power Adapter (MX PoE)
Make sure that you only use switches or routers that support the 10/100 Mbps
Ethernet interface of the camera and check the LED activity of the corresponding
port of the switch or router. For additional information on this topic, see section 4.11,
Operating Many Cameras, in the Software Manual.
(1) Connect the Camera connector of the Network Power Adapter to the
10BaseT/NET connector of the camera.
2a) Connecting to an Ethernet switch or router:
• Connect the LAN/Power connector of the NPA to an Ethernet connector of
the switch/router or the Ethernet wall outlet.
• Plug the RJ45 connector of the external power unit into the PC/Power connector of the Network Power Adapter.
The Network Power Adapter replaces the crossover cable when directly
connecting to a computer
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2b) Connecting directly to a computer:
• Connect the PC/Power connector of the Network Power Adapter to the
Ethernet port of the computer.
• Plug the RJ45 connector of the external power unit into the LAN/Power
connector of the NPA.
The Network Power Adapter replaces the crossover cable when directly
connecting to a computer
3.3.2 Ethernet: Power Supply Using a Network Power Rack (MX PoE)
• Connect the CAM connector of the Network Power Rack (MX-NPR-8/
20) to the 10BaseT/NET connector of the camera.
• Connect the LAN connector of the Network Power Rack to an Ethernet
connector of the switch/router.
MOBOTIX PoE products
have zero maintenance
and are reliable as the
systems do not require
fans
A Network Power Box (MX-NPR-4) is connected in the same way.
Advantages of MOBOTIX PoE Products
•
•
•
Zero maintenance and reliable as the systems do not require
fans.
Higher reliability of the system as a whole, since standard switches without PoE can be used (lower risk of failure).
Easy installation on DIN rails (MX-NPR-4) or in 19" racks (MXNPR-8/20).
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3.3.3 Ethernet: Power Supply Using PoE Products (Power over Ethernet)
• Connect the 10BaseT/NET connector of the camera to the Ethernet connector of the switch/router. The network components need to support the
PoE standard IEEE 802.3af.
PoE IEEE 802.3af!
Note
PoE components without
fans increase overall reliability of the entire system
If you are using IEEE 802.3af Power over Ethernet network components for supplying power to MOBOTIX cameras, make sure that these
components do not have a fan. Since the power consumption of MOBOTIX cameras is very low compared to other products, this increases
the reliability of the entire system and expands the life cycle of these
components.
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3.3.4 ISDN: Power Supply Using a Network Power Adapter
(1) Push the designated connector of the ISDN split cable (MX-OPT-ISDN-SPLIT;
optional accessory) into the 10BaseT/NET connector and the remaining cable into the ISDN connector of the camera.
(2) Use an 8-wire (patch) cable to connect the Camera connector of the Network
Power Adapter to the socket of the ISDN split cable.
(3) Connect the LAN/Power connector of the Network Power Adapter to the
ISDN S0 bus/NT.
(4) Plug the RJ45 connector of the external power unit into the PC/Power connector of the Network Power Adapter.
Maximum Cable Lengths (ISDN)
Connection to ISDN outlet: max. 5-10 m (16 to 33 ft.)
Connection to NT (without termination resistors): max. 5-10 m (16 to
33 ft)
Connection to NT (with termination resistors): 120 m (130 yd)
Caution
Missing termination resistors and wrong cable lengths are the
most common installation errors!
Always observe the instructions regarding maximum cable lengths
and proper ISDN termination!
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3.3.5 ISDN: Directly Supplying Power Using the External Power Supply
Maximum of 12 wall outlets, with up to 8 devices attached
ISDN is a bus system,
which requires termination (100 Ohms) at both
ends
Example: German Telecom
1) Connect the ISDN connector of the camera to the S0 bus/NT.
2) Plug the RJ45 connector of the external power supply into an RJ45 extension
cable and plug the extension into the 10BaseT/NET connector of the camera.
3.3.6 Ethernet and ISDN
In order to use Ethernet and ISDN simultaneously, plug the Ethernet and ISDN
cables into the corresponding connectors of the camera. Power is supplied only
via the Ethernet cable and the 10BaseT/NET connector of the camera (using
MOBOTIX PoE products or Power over Ethernet according to IEEE 802.af).
ISDN
Ethernet/power supply
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3.3.7 Camera Startup Sequence
As soon as the camera's power supply has been established, the six LEDs will
show the progress of the starting sequence:
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•
•
•
•
Hardware test: After the power has been connected, the LEDs 1 and 5 will
light up for about two seconds. The camera's computer (boot loader) checks
the camera hardware.
Backup system test: The camera checks the operating system. In case of
an error, the camera will start using the backup operating system, allowing
you to re-install the system software.
Unpacking the OS: The boot loader unpacks the operating system from the
Flash EPROM and copies it to the camera's memory (the LEDs 1 and 5 light up
for about 10 seconds).
Starting the OS: The Linux operating system unpacks its data to the ramdisk
and initializes the system. All operating system components are verified
against their checksums in order to detect changes.
Boot mode: As soon as all LEDs light up, you can either start the camera
using DHCP ("R" key) or the factory default IP address ("L" key). See sections
3.5, Starting the Camera With an Automatic IP Address (DHCP), and 3.6, Starting the Camera Using the Factory IP Address, respectively, for more information.
Starting the applications: Once the application software is running, the LEDs
1 and 5 will start blinking (provided they have not been switched off for this
configuration). You can now access the camera using a web browser.
Hardware Test
Backup System
Test
Unpacking/
Starting OS
Boot Mode
Ready
Note
During the startup sequence, the LEDs will always light up, even if they
have been deactivated in Admin Menu > LED Setup.
Signals of the camera
LEDs:
0 On
1 Camera
2 Ethernet
3 Serial interface
4 VoIP/ISDN
0
5
1
4
3
2
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3.4 The First Image from the Camera
In order to establish the first connection to the MOBOTIX camera, choose one of the
following options:
Automatic camera search
and configuration using
MxControlCenter
•
Ethernet (10/100 Mbps network):
• Automatic camera search and configuration using MxControlCenter
(free Windows client for MOBOTIX cameras; section 3.4.8, The First Image
in MxControlCenter)
• Manual configuration (section 3.4.1, Preparing the Ethernet Connection)
•
ISDN (section 3.4.2, Preparing the ISDN Connection)
Besides using MxControlCenter, you can also use a browser to access the camera (section 3.4.4, The First Image in the Browser).
In order to finish the camera configuration, you can use either MxControlCenter or
the browser-based user interface of the camera (see section 4.3, The Live Screen in
the Browser, in the Software Manual).
3.4.1 Preparing the Ethernet Connection
Caution:
Netmask 255.0.0.0
For this example, we will use a camera with the factory IP address 10.1.0.99.
Replace this IP address with the IP address of your camera. You will find this
address on a small sticker on the camera. Accessing the camera is always the
same and is independent of the connection type: simply enter the camera's IP
address in the address field of the browser (see section 3.4.4, The First Image in
the Browser).
Note
Pressing the "R" key on the front of the camera will let the camera
announce the current IP address of the camera on the loudspeaker.
Open a Command Prompt
(Windows):
Start > Run, enter "cmd",
then press [Return]
Your computer has to have a network or a wireless interface, and it should be in
the same subnet as the camera. If your n etwork also uses IP addresses of a class
A network (e.g. 10.x.x.x, network mask 255.0.0.0), you should be able to
access the camera directly (provided no other network device uses the same IP
address).
Determine the IP address of your computer:
•
Open a command shell
(Windows) or a terminal
(Linux/UNIX/OS X) and
enter
the
following
command:
Windows 2000/XP: ipconfig
Linux/UNIX/OS X: ifconfig
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You will find the IP address of your Windows computer under IP address; for Linux/
UNIX/OS X computers, search for the inet address parameter of the eth0 device
(the first network interface). If your computer does not use an IP address in the
10.x.x.x range, you should change the network configuration of your computer or
add a new IP address (see below).
Make sure that no other network device uses the camera's IP address:
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The factory IP address is
printed on the sticker on
the camera housing
Example: 10.1.0.99
Make sure that you use
the IP address of your camera instead of 10.1.0.99!
Open a command shell (Windows) or a terminal (Linux/UNIX/OS X) and enter
the following command:
ping <factory IP address>
If you receive an answer from another network device although the camera is not
connected, you will have to remove that device until you have reset the MOBOTIX
camera to a free IP address. We recommend using the Quick Installation wizard for
this task.
If your computer does not use an IP address in the 10.0.0.0 network (e.g. a
192.168.x.x or 172.x.x.x network), you should temporarily set a new IP address
in the 10.x.x.x range:
Windows 2000/XP
(1) Open the Network Connections and open the
Properties of LAN Connection.
(2) Double-click Internet Protocol (TCP/IP).
(3) On the General tab, activate the Use the following
address option.
(4) Enter an IP address (e.g.
10.1.0.11) in the class A
network (10.x.x.x) that is
unique in your network and
that is not the same as the
camera's IP address.
(5) Close all dialogs by clicking
on OK.
Linux/UNIX/OS X
(1) Open a terminal as root user and enter the following command (eth0
usually is the first network interface):
ifconfig eth0:1 10.1.0.11
The computer now has the additional IP address 10.1.0.11, allowing it to
access the camera with its factory IP address in the 10.x.x.x network (10.1.0.99
in this example).
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Setting up a second IP
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3.4.2 Preparing the ISDN Connection
Requires an ISDN interface card in the PC
Assign different MSNs
(phone numbers) to the
cameras if they are on
the same S0 bus
Your computer must have a properly configured ISDN card to establish a connection. If your network has an ISDN router, contact your network administrator for
more information.
(1) Create a new Point-to-Point connection
(PPP) on your computer.
(2) Enter linux as user name and tux as
password.
(3) Enter the phone number (a free MSN) of
the ISDN port to which you connected the
camera. If your computer is connected to
an internal telephone system, make sure
that you enter the prefix that is required to
obtain an outside line.
The MOBOTIX camera can automatically
determine the MSN (see section 5.2.2,
Quick Installation Pages in Detail, in the
Software Manual).
(4) Establish the connection.
By factory default, the camera will react to every MSN of an ISDN port (you may
change this in Admin Menu > ISDN Connections).
Note
Default ISDN access credentials for RAS connections
User Name:
linux
Password:
tux
3.4.3 Simultaneously Using ISDN and Ethernet Connections (Gateway)
In most cases, MOBOTIX cameras will be used either on an Ethernet LAN or on
ISDN, not both. The gateway (for accessing computers outside of the local network)
needs to be set manually for Ethernet; it is usually obtained automatically for ISDN.
In order for the camera to open an ISDN dial-out connection while both Ethernet
and ISDN are used, the default route has to be set to the preferred ISDN dial-out
connection (Admin Menu > ISDN Data Connections > Dial-Out Connections).
Section 5.2, Quick Installation in the Software Manual, contains more information
on this topic.
Routing allows reaching
different network
addresses using different
connection types/routes
If you would like to use connections to different networks for other tasks (e.g. backup to an FTP server), you can set more network routes in Admin Menu > Routing.
See the Routing topic in the camera help for more information.
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3.4.4 The First Image in the Browser
Now that you have successfully started the
camera for the first time, you can access
the camera using your preferred browser
to see the live video stream and the user
interface. Internet Explorer, Mozilla, Firefox,
Safari or any other graphical browser with activated JavaScript is suitable. The operating system is of no importance, even PDAs can be used without any problems.
Camera access:
http://10.1.0.99 (example
IP)
The factory IP address is
printed on the sticker on
the camera
Camera help, camera status
Quick Controls
Camera screens
Camera
audio channel in the
browser
(ActiveX)
Softbuttons
Administration menu:
User Name: admin
Password: meinsm
Logo within
the image
Video motion windows
After entering the camera's IP address in the browser address bar (e.g. http://
10.1.0.99), you will see the Live screen of the MOBOTIX camera with its user
interface controls, such as softbuttons, buttons for the different camera screens,
pull-down menus (Quick Controls), icons for accessing the online help and the
camera status, and status information elements above and below the live image.
Note
Credentials for accessing the Administration Menu
User Name:
admin
Password:
meinsm
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Softbuttons are freely
configurable
Make sure that you use
the IP address of your
camera instead of
10.1.0.99!
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Changing the factory IP
address: Always use Admin Menu > Quick Installation
Audio announcement of
the IP address works on
all cameras
Factory Defaults: Every MOBOTIX camera has its individual factory IP
address (e.g. 10.1.0.99). You will find this address on a small sticker on the camera housing. If you have started the camera using
DHCP or you have set the IP address manually, use the new IP address
(e.g. 192.168.0.99) instead of the factory IP address. Pressing the
"R" key on the back of the camera will prompt the camera to announce its current IP address. For additional information on this topic, see
section 3.5, Starting the Camera With an Automatic IP Address (DHCP).
Troubleshooting: If your web browser does not show the camera's
Live screen after you have entered the IP address, you should try to
locate and resolve the error as described in chapter 12, Troubleshooting, in the Software Manual.
MxControlCenter: In order to see the live image of the camera, you
can also use other applications or the integrated programming interface of the MOBOTIX camera. MxControlCenter for Windows is such
an application and is provided free of charge by MOBOTIX. Besides
its ability to display fast live video of up to 30 cameras simultaneously
at 30 fps each on one PC, MxControlCenter also allows recording and
playing back video clips with realtime audio via the network and can
control pan/tilt heads using a joystick or the mouse. Download the newest version of MxControlCenter from the MOBOTIX website. The
website contains more information on MOBOTIX systems as well as
the MxControlCenter help.
3.4.5 Additional Information
Camera Help
Camera status
For more information on this topic, see the News and Functional Overview pages
in the online help of the camera's browser interface. Click on the yellow
icon in
the top right corner to open the camera's online help.
In order to obtain more information on the camera and its current configuration,
open the Camera Status dialog by clicking on the yellow
icon in the top right
corner of the camera's browser interface.
Another source of information on all dialogs and parameters of the MOBOTIX
camera is the Reference Manual that you can download from
www.mobotix.com. The Reference Manual consists of the MOBOTIX camera's
online help in one PDF file.
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3.4.6 Camera Screens in the Browser
Per factory default, the MOBOTIX camera first shows the Live screen. You can set a
different start page in order to prevent others from changing the settings. In addition to this, you can assign user names and passwords to prevent unauthorized
access or you can restrict access to the current live image only by setting the Guest
screen as the start page.
The following screens are available:
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Guest screen: Only shows the current live image with reduced frame rate
(see section 4.7, Guest Screen, in the Software Manual).
Live screen: Shows the current live image and allows changing the
image and event settings of the camera (see section 4.3, The Live
Screen in the Browser, in the Software Manual).
Playback screen: Shows all recorded images or video clips with extended functions for searching and downloading images, regardless of
where the images are stored (in the internal or the external ring buffer on a
file server or PC; see section 4.4, The Playback Screen in the Browser, in the
Software Manual).
MultiView screen: Shows multiple cameras or the last events in a freely
definable layout (see section 4.5, The MultiView Screen in the Browser,
in the Software Manual).
PDA screen and PDA Event List: Both screens are optimized for PDAs with a
focus on fast data transmission with low bandwidth requirements (GSM,
GPRS) on devices with small displays (PDAs, mobile phones, sub notebooks).
The PDA Event List in particular gives a quick overview over the last events
since the live image is not transferred (see section 4.6, The PDA Screen, in
the Software Manual).
Use the Administration
menu to set the camera
screen that should appear
initially when accessing
the camera IP address
http://10.1.0.99/pda
opens the PDA screen
Note
Use MxControlCenter's Layout Editor to design the layout of the
camera
display on the screen (number of cameras, arrangement,
size). The editor supports Drag&Drop, MxPEG clips, and allows using
building or property plans and similar graphics as a background
image.
For more information on camera screens, see the online help of the camera's
browser interface. Click on the yellow
icon in the top right corner of the Live
screen to open the corresponding page of the online help.
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Click on
to open the
online help pages for the
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3.4.7 Access Using Zeroconf/Bonjour
Bonjour is the implementation of this service under Apple
Mac OS X from version 10.4; in Mac OS X 10.2 and 10.3, this
service is called Rendezvous.
Bonjour is available free of charge for Windows computers
from the Apple web site www.apple.com/bonjour.
For Linux and Unix, Avahi provides the corresponding functionality.
For further information on Bonjour and Zeroconf, please consult
www.apple.com/macosx/features/bonjour and the Zeroconf web site
www.zeroconf.org.
MOBOTIX cameras support Bonjour by default
from software version
3.0.3.37!
From software version 3.0.3.37, MOBOTIX cameras automatically offer their web
service via Zeroconf/Bonjour. This means that the cameras will announce themselves automatically in a Bonjour list in the web browser and in MxControlCenter.
Selecting a MOBOTIX camera in the browser will display the camera's user interface in the browser window; likewise, MxControlCenter will be able to find the
camera.
Note
It is the huge advantage of Zeroconf/Bonjour, that you do not need
to know the IP address or the name of the MOBOTIX camera in order to access it.
Another advantage of Bonjour is the fact that cameras are found regardless if they are in the same subnet as the computer or in other
subnets, as long as they are in the same physical network. If the
cameras are not in the same subnet, actually connecting to them is
not as easy. The name of the camera is listed in the web browser, but
connecting via HTTP will not work, however. Using MxControlCenter
allows reconfiguring the camera automatically for the subnet of the
computer. You can now easily reach the camera in a web browser
and MxControlCenter.
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Automatic network configuration for MOBOTIX
cameras using Zeroconf/
Bonjour
Zeroconf (short for Zero Configuration Networking) describes the networking
method of automatically establishing an IP-based network without the help of servers and without changing any settings. Zeroconf-capable devices automatically
announce their name and the service they are providing (printer, email server, etc.)
in the network. As a basic technology, Zeroconf is part of the current Windows,
Linux and Mac OS X operating systems.
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Prerequisites for using Zeroconf/Bonjour
MOBOTIX camera:
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Activated Zeroconf (Admin Menu > Ethernet Interface). This is the factory
default for MOBOTIX cameras from software version 3.0.3.37.
The camera needs to be in the same subnet as the computer (Admin
Menu > Ethernet Interface).
Operating system:
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Microsoft Windows (2000, XP, 2003,
Vista): Bonjour for Windows has to be installed (www.apple.com/bonjour).
The application also configures the Windows firewall, installs an add-on for Internet Explorer and the Java Bonjour libraries. The list of Bonjour-enabled network
devices is shown in Internet Explorer once
the Bonjour add-on has been activated
in the main toolbar of Internet Explorer.
Internet Explorer (Windows): Activate Bonjour
add-On
Internet Explorer with
activated Bonjour sidebar
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Macintosh OS X (10.2 or higher): Bonjour is included in the Apple operating
system. There is no other configuration required. The list of Bonjour-enabled
network devices is displayed in Safari after clicking on the Bonjour button.
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Linux: Zeroconf is included in KDE from version 3.4 and in Gnome from version 2.8. The list of Bonjour-enabled network devices is displayed after entering zeroconf:/ in the Konqueror address bar. The displayed list contains
all Zeroconf-enabled network services (see figure below). Clicking on /WWW
servers displays the list of all available MOBOTIX cameras (and all other
Bonjour-enabled devices). Linux users can also use the mdns-scan application in a terminal to search for Bonjour-enabled devices on the network.
Bonjour is enabled by default in Safari (Mac OS
X)
Konqueror on SuSE
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Note
If a proxy server is used in your network, you may get an error message when trying to access a MOBOTIX camera in the web browser.
Make sure that the list of proxy exceptions in your browser contains
the following entry:
*.local (Windows)
*.local. (Mac OS X)
.local.
(Linux)
To find the proxy exceptions in Internet Explorer under Windows,
open Tools > Connections > LAN Settings > Settings > Proxy server >
Advanced and add the entry in the Exceptions text field.
To find the proxy exceptions in Mac OS X, open System Prefencenes > Network > Proxies and add the entry in the Bypass proxy settings for these Hosts and Domains text field.
As an alternative, your network administrator can reconfigure the
proxy server so that it does not block .local addresses.
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3.4.8 The First Image in MxControlCenter
Download MxControlCenter free of charge from
www.mobotix.com
MOBOTIX MxControlCenter is a free Windows application that allows displaying
multiple MOBOTIX cameras on one computer and provides alarm management
functions. It can easily handle displaying 30 cameras with CIF resolution simultaneously at 30 fps each in MxPEG format on one standard PC with Intel Pentium 4
and 3 GHz.
MxControlCenter Windows client with alarm
list, background image and
freely positioned cameras
MxControlCenter can do quite a bit more than simply display the video and audio
data from MOBOTIX cameras. The unique features of MxControlCenter in combination with the MOBOTIX cameras create a full-featured security system: intelligent
alarm handling, various ways of arranging the camera views on different layouts
(MultiView screens), ability to display cameras that are sending alarm notifications,
the integrated camera management functions, and an array of other interesting
features.
Further Information on MxControlCenter
For further information on MxControlCenter, download the MxControlCenter User
Manual from www.mobotix.com:
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Saving and loading MxPEG video clips
Creating and editing layouts using the Layout Editor
Further Information in the Software Manual
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Section 4.3.5: JPEG, MxPEG and Audio
Section 4.3.6: Background Information on JPEG, MxPEG and Audio
Section 4.10: Fast Video Streaming
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Installing MxControlCenter
If you have an MxControlCenter installation CD, insert it into your computer drive.
If this is not the case or if you would like to update an older version, you
can download the latest Windows installer (MSI file) from the MOBOTIX
website and then manually install the current version. The latest version is
available at www.mobotix.com > Support > Software-Downloads in the
MxControlCenter section.
If you are using the installation CD, the installation process starts automatically and
leads you through the necessary steps. If you have downloaded the Installer, simply double-click the MSI file to begin the process.
Automatic installation of
MxControlCenter with
Windows Installer (MSI)
The installer automatically creates the shortcuts selected in the installation process
(desktop, start menu, etc.).
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Using MxControlCenter for the First Time
Double-click on the shortcut created by the installer (see Installing MxControlCenter) or the program file itself to start MxControlCenter.
Automated Search for MOBOTIX Cameras
If you start MxControlCenter for the first time or if you have not yet stored a start
layout with the desired video sources (i.e. MOBOTIX cameras), the Open Video
Sources dialog will open and automatically starts scanning the network.
Automatic search for
MOBOTIX cameras!
Video sources
Legend
Camera preview
After all MOBOTIX cameras have been identified, MxControlCenter performs an operational test on the cameras to determine their status and then lists them according to the legend.
Next, MxControlCenter automatically selects all cameras.
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Click on OK to add the selected cameras to the Open Video Sources dialog.
Anytime you connect a new camera to the local network, you can initiate the
search in the Open Video Sources dialog again by pushing the [Objekt] button.
If the desired MOBOTIX cameras are highlighted in the video source list, proceed to
Selecting Video Sources.
Configuring MOBOTIX Cameras for a Different Network
Using Bonjour, MxControlCenter finds not only cameras on the same subnet (network range) but also MOBOTIX cameras located in other subnets (status: Different subnet). You will not be able to establish any connection to cameras in a different network or subnet (without going into much further detail about the complicated details of TCP/IP network configurations). This can happen, for example,
when a camera with a factory IP address is connected to a network in which a
DHCP server automatically assigns the IP addresses.
Click on Configure network in the context menu and MxControlCenter will automatically reconfigure this camera so that it is "integrated" into your existing subnet. However, MxControlCenter first needs some information about the subnet into
which the camera will be integrated. You can make these changes in the Configure Cameras dialog that is opening automatically.
If your computer gets its IP address automatically from a DHCP server, then this is
certainly the best choice for the new camera and most likely for all other cameras
which have been found in a different subnet (Apply to all inaccessible cameras
checkbox).
If you have assigned a fixed IP
address to your computer, you
will certainly prefer to assign
fixed IP addresses (issued by
your system administrator) to
every camera. In most cases,
you should enter a similar configuration as the one found for
your computer's Network Connections in the Properties of
Internet protocol (TCP/IP) dialog.
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MxControlCenter changes the network configuration of the current camera and, after a short time, the camera also appears in the list with a new IP address and in
the same subnet as your computer.
Make sure that the Save camera configuration permanently checkbox is activated so that the new network settings will be used from now on and not just until
the camera's next reboot.
Note
If you have set a different user name and password for administration
than the factory-preset ones (admin, meinsm), you will need to have
these user credentials ready and enter them in the appropriate dialog.
To open the dialog, click on the Enter password context menu entry.
Defining Additional Video Sources
Besides automatically detecting MOBOTIX cameras, you can also manually add
other video sources to the list of available video sources in MxControlCenter.
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Automatic search: Scans the (physical)
network and finds all MOBOTIX cameras,
even if they are not in the same subnet as
the computer.
Add camera manually: Enter a known IP
address or the DNS name of a MOBOTIX
camera if this camera had not been detected during the automatic search in the
first place.
Add MxPEG clip: Adds an MxPEG video
clip previously recorded by a MOBOTIX camera as a video source.
Add file server path: Adds the alarm images previously stored by a MOBOTIX camera on an external file server as a video source.
Selecting Video Sources
Highlight the desired video sources you would like to manage and display in
MxControlCenter in this list.
Camera preview
If you select a camera with a status of OK,
MxControlCenter automatically displays the live
images from the camera in the preview window. If you are using [Ctrl]-click to select several
cameras, the image from the camera selected
last is shown in the preview window. This feature
facilitates identifying the cameras you would like
to use.
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Editing the video source list
This list provides a popup menu (right mouse key),
allowing you to select/deselect all video sources at
once. Similarly, you can highlight some or all of the
listed video sources and remove them from the list if
they are not to be displayed or managed in MxControlCenter.
If you interrupt the discovery process (section Configuring MOBOTIX Cameras for a Different Subnet) or
require a password that is different from the factory preset one, you can always
launch the configuration process from the popup menu at a later time and enter
the appropriate user name and password.
Using the selected video sources
Clicking on OK instructs MxControlCenter to use the highlighted cameras. Activate
the Show selected video sources in new standard layout checkbox and MxControlCenter automatically generates a layout with the live images of all highlighted
cameras.
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3.5 Starting the Camera With an Automatic IP Address (DHCP)
If your network has a DHCP server, you can start the camera with DHCP support. In
this case, the DHCP server automatically assigns an IP address.
Activate the camera
speaker!
As soon as startup has been completed, the camera automatically announces its
IP address, its network mask and its MAC address. Please note that this feature
needs to be activated for this to work. Note that this announcement function can be
deactivated (Admin Menu > Loudspeaker and Microphone).
Proceed as follows to start the camera using DHCP:
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If the camera is powered on, disconnect the power supply of the camera by
unplugging the corresponding cable.
Reconnect power to the camera and observe the LEDs.
Wait until all six LEDs are lighting up simultaneously.
After the LEDs have lit up, press the "R" key for about one second.
LED 5 briefly blinks to acknowledge the command and the
camera plays a sound ("Boing, Boing").
After about another 10 seconds, the camera will announce the
network parameters.
You can now access the camera using the IP address it just announced.
Press "R" key
until this LED blinks
Note
Announce IP address:
Press "R" key
Simply press the "R" key once if you would like to prompt a running
camera to announce its network settings.
Caution
In case of an error, the
camera uses its last IP
address
When starting the camera with DHCP support, make sure that the network has a properly functioning DHCP server. If this is not the case, the
camera cannot obtain a valid IP address and will fall back to its last
known IP address.
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3.6 Starting the Camera Using the Factory IP Address
Under certain circumstances, you may have to reset the camera to its factory IP
address. This could be the case if the IP address of the camera has been lost or the
camera does not react to the last known IP address.
Passwords and camera
settings will not be
changed!
Proceed as follows to start the camera using its factory IP address:
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If the camera is powered on, disconnect the power supply of the camera by
unplugging the corresponding cable.
Reconnect power to the camera and observe the LEDs.
Wait until all six LEDs are lighting up simultaneously.
After the LEDs have lit up, press the "L" key for about one second.
LED 1 briefly blinks to acknowledge the command and the camera plays a sound ("Boing").
The camera is now accessible again using its factory IP address
(see label on the camera housing).
Press "L" key
until this LED blinks
Note
If you use the camera's "L" key to load the factory network configuration, this configuration is not automatically saved to flash memory.
Upon restarting the camera the next time without using the camera's
"L" key, the last stored network configuration will be used. To permanently store the new network configuration in the camera's flash memory, open Admin Menu > Store ...
Make sure you store the
factory network configuration to the permanent
flash memory
Caution
As opposed to resetting the camera using Admin Menu > Reset
configuration to factory defaults (see section 1.4.5), the users and
passwords defined in the camera will not be reset if the camera is
being booted using the factory IP address.
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3.7 Connecting External Devices and Sensors: MX Interface Connector and MOBOTIX Cam-IO
3.7.1 MX Interface Connector for Direct Connections
The MOBOTIX camera's MX Interface Connector (D Sub 15 HD) features one
signal input pin and one signal output pin for switching loads. In addition, the interface also provides two signal inputs and two signal outputs
of the RS232 interface. You can use the camera's signal input/output pins
to detect an opening door (using a Reed switch) or to switch an external device (e.g. a lamp).
The interface connector also has Line In/Out pins for external audio devices. You
can use the Line In pin to have the camera transmit and record external audio signals (e.g. from an external microphone with pre-amplifier). On the other hand, the
camera can use the Line Out pin to transmit sound to external devices (e.g. an audio amplifier). This in turn opens new possibilities as the camera can feed external
loudspeakers (such as announcement systems on a train station) or it can use
external and more sensitive microphones that can be placed farther away from the
Pin-out of MX Interface Connector D Sub 15 HD
Serial interface
USB
In/Out
Audio
Pin Signal
Alternative
Description
Remarks
5
GND
Ground for RS232, USB, Backup V-In
4
Line-In +
Audio input, Line signal level URMS=1V
6
Line-In -
Galvanically isolated by
transformer (DC decoupled)
10
Line-Out +
Audio output, Line signal level URMS=1V
14
Line-Out -
Galvanically isolated by
transformer (DC decoupled)
9
In 1
Signal input, active <0.5V, inactive >+3V, max. voltage 24V
1
Out 1
Signal output, OpenCollector, active vs. GND, max. 24V/
50mA, inactive 10kOhms vs. 3.3V
13
USB +5V
Power supply for USB devices 5V/100mA vs. GND
11
USB D+
USB master data signals, 0V to 3.3V
12
USB D-
2
RxD
3
7
8
15
TxD
RTS
CTS
Backup V-In
RxD RS232
active = -3V to -12V, inactive +3V to +12V
RxD I/O
Signal input, inactive: open or voltage >3V,
active: GND or voltage <0V, max. ±12V
TxD RS232
active = -3V to -12V, inactive +3V to +12V
TxD I/O
Signal output, inactive: <3V max. 3mA,
active: >+3V max. 3mA, max. voltage ±12V
RTS RS232
active = +3V to +12V, inactive -3V to -12V
RTS I/O
Signal output, inactive: <3V max. 3mA,
active: >+3V max. 3mA, max. voltage ±12V
CTS RS232
active = +3V to +12V, inactive -3V to -12V
CTS I/O
Signal input, inactive: open or voltage >3V,
active: GND or voltage <0V, max. ±12V
With backup power (12V) or PoE,
500mA also possible
While the system boots, the signal
state is undefined
While the system boots, the signal
state is undefined
Backup power 6V to 12V vs. GND, max. 1A
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camera (e.g. when using a MOBOTIX camera as a video conferencing system and
in access control scenarios).
3.7.2 MOBOTIX Cam-IO: Expansion Module for Easy Installation
This expansion module has the following main tasks:
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It represents a unified installation platform with
power supply for the MOBOTIX M12 and M22
models with SecureFlex mount.
It is a unified interface for attaching external
sensors (using the signal inputs) and to control
external devices using the camera's signal outputs.
It hooks up directly to utility power and thus
can power lamps with up to 500 W (230 V) or
250 W (115 V) or other devices with a power
consumption of max. 4 A.
It can control one more external device using an external relay.
It allows connecting external amplifiers and microphones (using a pre-amplifier) in order to implement announcement systems or door communication/
intercom systems, for example.
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3.8 Signal Input/Output, RS232 Interface
The signal lines of the serial interface can also be
programmed as additional
signal inputs. Setup Menu > Event Settings >
Second/Third/Fourth
Signal Input > Signal Input 1/2/3. This means
that you can use three additional signal input lines
Polarity can be switched
Bridge < 2 kOhms
Integrated low-pass
filter: 10 kOhms, 10 nF
The MOBOTIX camera provides a signal input/output as well as two additional signal input pins and two signal output pins on its RS232 interface (not available on
WEB and BASIC models). You can use the camera's signal input/output to detect an
opening door (using a Reed switch) or to switch an external device (e.g. a lamp
using a relay). The signal input/output pins of the RS232 interface can be used for
attaching additional sensors and devices.
3.8.1 Signal Input Pins
Pin 9 of the D Sub 15 HD connector is used for detecting the signal input. To trigger
the signal input, simply connect pin 5 (ground) to pin 9 (no current required). You
can also connect other devices (e.g. SPS machines) that close a contact (0V) to trigger the signal input.
Click on Setup Menu > Event Settings to specify which state of the signal input
should create an event—an open loop or a closed loop. For example, if you would
like to secure all windows and doors of a building, connect all closed switches in a
serial loop and connect the wires to signal input (pin 9) and ground (pin 5). The
loop should have a resistance of less than 2 kOhms. This pin of the camera is
already equipped with a low pass filter (10 kOhms/10 nF).
Open Setup Menu > Event Settings to activate the additional signal input pins of
the RS232 interface (Closed/Low or Open/High option; CTS: pins 8-5, RxD: pins 25). Open Admin Menu > Setup of serial interface and modem and configure the
serial interface accordingly (Serial: Data, Mode: I/O Mode).
Click on Admin Menu > LED Setup and set one or more LEDs to Signal input to display the state of the input signal for testing (Signal input option: loop closed = LED
on).
"0": Current higher than +3 V ==> inactive ==> LED off
"1": Current lower than 0.5 V ==> active ==> LED on
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3.8.2 Signal Output Pins
When an event is detected, the MOBOTIX camera can switch the signal output
(pin 1). Use the corresponding options in Setup Menu > Actions to set how long
the camera should close the signal output.
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Off: Signal output is open (10 kOhms on 3.3 V)
1s, 2s, 5s, 10s, 30s, 1min, 5min: Closes the contact between pin 1 of the D
Sub 15 connector and ground (pin 5). The signal output is protected against
power surges and unwanted feedback (±48 V) and switches up to 50 mA. It
can thus switch a 12 V relay with 0.6 W and a 24 V relay with 1.2 W.
Open Setup Menu > Enhanced Signal Out Options to set custom switching times
for any combination of events (not WEB and BASIC models). This dialog also allows
using a time table and setting a dead time.
Activate the signal output
in Admin Menu > LED
Setup or for specific
events in Setup Menu >
Event Settings
The event settings allow
activating the signal output for a certain time only
(to generate an impulse)
Click on Admin Menu > LED Setup and set one or more LEDs to Signal input to
display the state of the input signal for testing (Signal input option: loop closed =
LED on).
Example setup
Select the trigger condition:
- Open (high)
- Closed (low)
- Rising (low to high)
- Falling (high to low)
- Change:
(rising or falling)
Besides detecting the
current state (open or
closed), you may also trigger upon rising, falling or
changing signal flanks.
Notes
In contrast to the signal output pins of the RS232 interface (pins 3 and
7), the signal output pin 1 assumes an inactive state and will stay inactive while the camera is booting.
The Pin-out of MX Interface Connector D Sub 15 HD table in section
3.7.1, MX Interface Connector for Direct Connections, contains a detailed explanation of the individual pins.
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3.9 M12 Drilling Templates (Scale 1:1)
SecureFlex wall mount
Wall outlet at
upper rim
Note
Make sure that the drilling templates are not scaled nor adjusted to
the paper size when printing.
When printing the PDF file, you should print two pages onto one to
obtain an unscaled printout of the drilling templates.
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Wall outlet
centered
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M12D-IT
MX-M12D-IT-D43D135
M12D-IT-DNight
MX-M12D-IT-DNight-D43N43
M12D-Sec
MX-M12D-Sec-D22D135
M12D-Sec-DNight
MX-M12D-Sec-DNight-D43N43
M12D-Sec-DNight
MX-M12D-Sec-DNight-D135N135
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M12M-Web
MX-M12M-Web-D43
IP65
IP65
IP65
IP65
IP65
IP65
M12 Hardware Features
Outdoor weatherproof (IP65)
Ethernet, ISDN, USB, RS232
SD card
E /I / - / - E /I / - /R E /I / - /R E /I / - /R E /I / - /R E /I / - /R
1
1
1
1
1
1
Microphone/speaker
-/S
M/S
M/S
M/S
M/S
M/S
Mono (M) / Dual (D)
M
D
D-Night
D
D-Night
D-Night
Image sensor
Color
Color
Color & BW
Color
Standard lens
L43
L43/L135
L43/L43
L22/L135
L43/L43
L135/L135
Mega
VGA
VGA
Mega
Mega
Mega
Image size
Color & BWColor & BW
Resolution horizontal x vertical
1280x960 640x480
640x480 1280x960 1280x960 1280x960
Max. frame rate CIF/VGA/Mega
30/30/10
30/30/-
30/30/-
1
1
0.1
1
0.1
0.1
Sensitivity at 1 second (Lux)
0.05
0.05
0.005
0.05
0.005
0.005
Automatic night lens switch
-
-
X
-
X
X
Storage (MB)
64
64
64
128
128
128
Video ring buffer (MB)
12
32
32
64
64
64
CIF images approx.
750
2.000
2.000
4.000
4.000
4.000
VGA images approx.
450
1.250
1.250
2.500
2.500
2.500
Mega images approx.
150
-
-
800
800
800
External audio (Line-In/Out)
-
X
X
X
X
X
Switch/signal input pins
-
1/2
1/2
1/2
1/2
1/2
Switch/signal output pins
-
1/2
1/2
1/2
1/2
1/2
Concealed cabling
X
X
X
X
X
X
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Sensitivity at 1/60 second (Lux)
In stock
30/30/10 30/30/10 30/30/10
* not available for M12
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D22M
Secure Models
M22M
IT Models
D12
Web Models
M12
Basic Models
M12 Camera Manual Part 1
Software Features (All Models)
Digital zoom (2x, 4x) with panning
Motion JPEG/MxPEG video streaming
X
X/X
X/X
X/X
Custom exposure windows
X
X
X
X
Video Motion detection
X
X
X
X
Time and event control (FTP, email, logos)
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Web functionality (FTP, email)
X
X
X
X
Quad/MultiView in browser
X
X
X
X
Recording/Playback in browser
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
3
10
50
Terabyte ring buffer (Win/Lin/Mac) via network
X
X
Continuous video/audio recording, 0.2 to 30 fps
X
X
Video/audio recording (event-triggered)
X
X
Event-controlled frame rate with continuous audio
X
X
Logo generator, animations
Single image recording (pre-/post-alarm images)
3
Flexible event logic
X
Master/Slave arming by one camera
X
Scheduled privacy zones, several areas
X
Bidirectional audio (IP) from/to browser
X
X
Customized voice messages
X
X
VoIP telephony (Audio/Video, SIP)
X
X
Alarm calls to softphones (SIP) e.g. Xten
X
X
Remote alarm notification (via TCP/IP, IP Notify)
X
X
RS232 Data Logger/Terminal
X**/***
Programming interface/HTTP API
X**/***
X
X
VGA
Mega
Model Limitations
Image size
VGA
Mega
Image sensor (color / BW)
Color
Color
Standard lens for software version
L22
L22*
L22*
L22*
Audio support (Microphone/Speaker)
-/-
-/-
M/S
M/S
Color & BW Color & BW
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The Basic version is
available only as D22
model
X
X/X
Time tables with holidays
The Web version is
available only as M12
model
D22 IT and Secure models allow connecting an
external speaker and
microphone. From the
factory, the D22 does
not have a speaker nor a
microphone
* M12 models are delivered with L43 lens
** M22M models require
the Cam-IO for this feature
*** Not available for
D22M models
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Declaration of Conformity
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MOBOTIX cameras were used to capture all the images that
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Software zoom
Skyline
Format free
Each image format
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MxPEG
30 Frames/s
VGA (640 x 480)
10 F/s 3Mega
Virtual PTZ
Digital pan, tilt,
zoom
Backlight
Safe using CMOS
without mechanical iris
Internal DVR
Internal via Flash,
external via Network
Win/Lin/Mac
Recording
Via Netzwerk on PC
up to 1 Terabyte
Microphone & speaker
Audio
Bi-directional, via IP,
variable frame rates
SIP client with video
IP Telephony
60.006_EN_V3_02/2013
Alarm notify,
camera remote control
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