SNC-P1
Network Video Camera
Network video cameras have moved on.
Have you?
Enter the World of Network Video
Monitoring with the Sony SNC-P1
The All-in-One Network Video Camera
Sony introduces its new SNC-P1 MPEG-4/JPEG
colour network video camera, opening unlimited
possibilities to an extensive range of network video
monitoring applications. Responding to the growing
demand for an affordable and easy-to-use network
video camera, the SNC-P1 offers a cost-effective
solution for a broad range of remote monitoring
applications such as retail, offices, manufacturing
lines and web casting.
In addition to the industry-standard JPEG
compression format, the SNC-P1 utilises the
efficient MPEG-4 compression format, which
provides smooth video/audio streaming via
ordinary broadband network environments such as
DSL or CATV. And, thanks to the high compression
ratio of the MPEG-4 format, the SNC-P1 can
achieve a high frame rate of up to 30 fps* – even
when bandwidth is limited.
With its built-in web server, images can be viewed
and managed from a PC running a standard web
browser. The SNC-P1 also features audio capability
with a built-in microphone, external microphone
input and audio line output, which significantly
expands its range of applications. What's more, the
SNC-P1 network video camera incorporates a
variety of convenient features – including slow
shutter, motion detection, pre/post-alarm function,
and multicasting capability – to fully support your
remote monitoring and web-casting operations.
With its network functionality and a variety of
convenient features, the Sony SNC-P1 makes
remote monitoring easier, closer, and more
affordable than ever before.
* In order to achieve the maximum frame rate, adequate PC processor
power and network bandwidth are required.
Features
All-in-One Network Video Camera
Network Features
The SNC-P1 incorporates a 1/4-type progressive scan CCD,
built-in microphone, and 100Base-TX/10Base-T (RJ-45)
network interface in a compact and stylish body. With its
built-in web server, the SNC-P1 allows users to monitor
images and manage the camera on a PC running a standard
web browser; no additional software is needed.
Adaptive Rate Control
MPEG-4 Compression Format
The SNC-P1 utilises the MPEG-4 compression format that
achieves high-compression ratios, allowing smooth moving
images to be streamed over a wide range of bandwidths.
Because of its high-compression ratios, users can monitor
high-quality moving images with low delay- even at low
bandwidths. The transmission mode (TCP or UDP) and image
size can be selected according to the network environment
and application requirements. Image size can be selected
from six modes: 640 x 480, 480 x 360, 384 x 288, 320 x 240,
256 x 192, and 160 x 120. What's more, the SNC-P1 supports
variable bit rate of up to 2 Mbps, providing great quality
images.
JPEG Compression Format
In addition to the MPEG-4 compression format, the SNC-P1
employs the industry-standard JPEG compression format.
The image size can be selected from six modes: 640 x 480,
480 x 360, 384 x 288, 320 x 240, 256 x 192 and 160 x 120.
High Frame Rate
The SNC-P1 produces images with a maximum frame rate of
30 fps at 320 x 240 size in both MPEG-4 and JPEG modes,
allowing clear and smooth images to be viewed. The frame
rate can be fixed or set to a variable rate that automatically
adjusts to the available bandwidth.
Audio Monitoring
Incorporating a built-in microphone and an external
microphone input, the SNC-P1 allows users to also monitor
audio. Used with an external microphone, the SNC-P1 is
capable of picking up sound from distant objects clearly. The
unit is also equipped with an audio line output for active
speakers; users can send an alert or make an announcement
at the camera site through speakers.
The audio quality of this product significantly expands the
possibility of remote monitoring applications.
Audio Monitoring – Viewer
To implement Quality of Service (QoS) technology on
the network, the SNC-P1 provides an adaptive rate control
function. This automatically varies the bit rate of audio and video
data corresponding to changing network conditions and selects
the most appropriate frame rates. This function helps prevent
audio and video breakup.
Multicasting Capability
The SNC-P1’s built-in multicasting capability enables efficient
video and audio streaming to a large number of users.
Simultaneous Access
Up to 20 (JPEG mode)/10 (MPEG-4 mode) users can
simultaneously access the SNC-P1 and monitor images
separately.
Features
Network Security Features
IP Filtering
With IP filtering, access to the SNC-P1 can be restricted to
one or more groups of selected users. Up to ten different
groups can be established by defining an IP address range for
each group.
Password Protection
User names and passwords can be assigned to allow three
levels of access. The administrator has complete access and
control of the cameras, while the other three levels of access
can be set to limit user privileges to functions such as viewing,
trigger control, etc.
Setup Viewer – Easy mode
Alarm Functions
Motion Detection/Alarm Trigger
The SNC-P1 is equipped with a built-in motion detection
function that can generate an alarm through an alarm-output
port or trigger various actions. Unlike conventional activity
detection, the SNC-P1 uses vector information to detect
motion, achieving robustness against noise components.
The SNC-P1 is also equipped with a sensor-input port that
can receive a trigger from an external sensor.
Pre-/Post-Alarm Image Storage
With the built-in buffer memory, the SNC-P1 can store several
seconds of pre-alarm and post-alarm still images when an
alarm is triggered by the motion detection, the sensor input,
or both.
Image storage capacity:
Setup Viewer – Advanced mode
MPEG 4 image: Approx. 30 s* (pre-/post- 15 s)
* when the image size is 320 x 240 at a frame rate of 30 fps and a bit
rate of 512 kbps
Flexible Installation
JPEG image: Approx. 10 s* (pre-/post- 5 s)
The SNC-P1 can be placed on a desktop, wall-mounted,
or ceiling-mounted with the supplied camera stand.
Incorporating an electronic ‘Image Flip’ function, the SNC-P1
displays the image for proper upright viewing regardless of
the camera's orientation.
* when the image size is 320 x 240 at a frame rate of 15 fps and the
image quality is set to Level 3
Image Transfer Using FTP/SMTP
The pre-/post-alarm images stored at the time of an alarm
event can be transferred to an FTP server for later viewing.
Also, when the unit is set to JPEG mode, still images can be
sent to a specified e-mail address, enabling the user to view
images that were shot at the time of the alarm.
User-Friendly Controls
The SNC-P1 has been designed with special care to ensure
simple operation. Setup parameters are organised in a
two-layer menu system, categorised into an Easy Mode and
an Advanced Mode. Easy Mode allows access to only the
standard setup functions, while Advanced Mode allows
access to all setup functions. Settings can be easily adjusted
using a user-friendly GUI on the PC monitor.
Analogue Composite Video Output
The SNC-P1 has an analogue composite video output from
the mini-jack connector located on its side panel. This allows
camera images to be directly recorded or monitored by
connecting video equipment such as time-lapse recorders,
hard disk recorders, multiplexers, and monitors.
System Configuration
PC
Sensor in
PC
Passive
Infrared
Sensor
(PIR)
Relay out / Motion Detection out
100Base-TX
LAN / WAN
Mini-jack
SNC-P1
Video out
PC
Microphone
PC
RCA
Speakers
Monitor
Side panel
Ceiling Mounted
Wall Mounted
Rear panel
SNC-P1 Specifications
Camera
Dimensions
mm (inches)
Image device
1/4-type progressive scan CCD
Number of effective pixels 659 x 494 (H x V)
Electronic shutter
1 to 1/10000 s
Slow shutter
1, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/15, 1/30 s (On/Off
selectable)
Exposure mode
Auto, Shutter priority, Manual
White balance
Auto, Indoor, Outdoor, One-push, Manual
Gain
0, 6, 12, 18 dB
Minimum illumination
3.0 lx
Lens
Type
Focal length
Viewing angle
F-number
Minimum object distance
Fixed focal lens
f=3.8 mm
Horizontal: 53.4°, Vertical: 40.0°
F2.0
50 cm
35 (1 7⁄16)
System / Network
Maximum frame rate
MPEG-4 mode
JPEG mode
Audio compression
Number of clients
MPEG-4 mode
JPEG mode
Protocols
640
320
640
320
x
x
x
x
480,
240,
480,
240,
480
256
480
256
x
x
x
x
360,
192,
360,
192,
384
160
384
160
x
x
x
x
288,
120
288,
120
99.5 (4)
JPEG mode
MPEG-4, JPEG
Max. 30 fps, 320 x 240,
Max. 15 fps, 640 x 480
Max. 30 fps, 320 x 240,
Max. 18 fps, 640 x 480
G.711 (64 Kbps)/G.726 (40, 32, 24, 16 Kbps)
138.5 (5 1⁄2)
10 clients
20 clients
TCP/IP, UDP, RTP, RTCP, ARP, ICMP, HTTP,
FTP, SMTP, DHCP, DNS, NTP, and PPPoE,
SNMP
35 (1 7⁄16)
Compression format
Image size (H x V)
MPEG-4 mode
Interface
Ethernet
Video output
Built-in microphone
External microphone input
Line output
Sensor in
Alarm out
100Base-TX/10Base-T (RJ-45)
Mini-jack
Electret condenser microphone
Mini-jack, Plug-in power, 2.2 KΩ ,
Unbalanced
Mini-jack
1
1
Power requirements
Power consumption
Operating temperature
Storage temperature
Operating humidity
Storage humidity
Supplied accessories
System Requirements
Operating system and web browser
General
Mass
Dimensions (W x H x D)
138.5 (5 1⁄2)
Approx. 225 g (8 oz)
99.5 x 35 x 138.5 mm (4 x 1 7⁄16 x 5 1⁄2 inches)
without projection
DC 12 V
3.5 W
0 to +35 °C (32 to 95 °F)
-20 to +60 °C (-4 to +140 °F)
20 to 80%, non-condensing
20 to 95%, non-condensing
AC adaptor (x1)
CD-ROM (x1, setup program and user guide)
Stand (x1)
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Operating system
Processor
Memory
Web browser
Microsoft® Windows® 2000/XP
Intel® Pentium® III, 1 GHz or higher
(Recommendation: Pentium IV, 2 GHz or higher)
256 MB RAM minimum
Microsoft Internet Explorer® version 5.5 or 6.0
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without written permission is prohibited. Features and specifications are subject
to change without notice. All non-metric weights and measurements are
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CA SNC-P1/GB- / /2004