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Pan/Tilt Zoom Network Video Camera
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All-In-One PTZ Network Camera
The SNC-RZ25P is equipped with a 100Base-TX/10Base-T
network interface and a built-in web server, allowing you to
configure the unit in any TCP/IP network. To run the unit, all
that is needed is a PC running a web browser*1 and a network
environment; no additional software is required. The SNC-RZ25P
is PTZ-capable with a pan range of 340°, a tilt range of 120°,
plus an 18x optical zoom capability.
The SNC-RZ25P supports both ITU-T G.711 and G.726 audio
compression standards. Equipped with a microphone input,
the SNC-RZ25P can be configured with a microphone so that
audio, including sound from distant objects, can be monitored
at the camera site. The unit is also equipped with an audio line
output for active speakers. Using these speakers, users can
send an alert or make an announcement, significantly
expanding the possibilities for remote monitoring
*1 Requires Microsoft® Windows® 98 or higher operating system and
Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 or higher web browser.
High-Quality Images
Employing a 1/4-type ExwaveHAD CCD, the SNC-RZ25P
delivers exceptional picture quality for your remote monitoring
applications. Furthermore, because the minimum illumination
level is 0.7 lx at F 1.4, the SNC-RZ25P operates extremely
well even in low-light conditions.
'Day/Night' Function
The SNC-RZ25P offers a 'Day/Night' function to provide
optimised sensitivity in both day and night environments. As
the scene darkens, the infrared cut-filter is automatically
replaced with a clear filter and the camera switches to B/W
mode, requiring a minimum illumination of less than 0.01 lx.
Three modes can be set: automatic, manual, or a timer mode.
Selectable MPEG-4 or JPEG
Compression Formats
The SNC-RZ25P uses the MPEG-4 compression format to
achieve high-compression ratios without sacrificing image
quality. MPEG-4 allows smooth moving images to be
streamed over a wide range of bandwidths so users can
monitor high-quality moving images with minimal delay —
even over limited bandwidths. The SNC-RZ25P supports
variable bit rates up to 2 Mb/s.
Transmission protocols (TCP or UDP) and image size can be
selected to meet your network environment and application
requirements. The following image sizes are selectable:
640 x 480, 480 x 360, 384 x 288, 320 x 240, 256 x 192, and 160 x 120.
If higher quality still images are preferred, then the industrystandard JPEG compression format can be selected from the
setup menu.
High Frame Rate
The SNC-RZ25P produces images at a maximum frame rate
of 25 fps*2 when the image size is 320 x 240 in both MPEG-4
and JPEG modes, producing clear and smooth-moving
images. The frame rate can be fixed or set to a variable rate
that automatically adjusts to the available bandwidth.
*2 In order to view images at the maximum frame rate, adequate PC processing
power and network bandwidth are required.
Alarm Functions
Motion Detection/Alarm Trigger
The SNC-RZ25P is equipped with a built-in motion detection
function that can generate an alarm through its alarm-output
port or trigger another device to perform a variety of actions.
The motion-detection function uses vector information so that
unwanted noise components do not accidentally trigger the
alarm. In addition to these features, the SNC-RZ25P is
equipped with a sensor-input port that can receive a trigger
from an external sensor.
Pre-/Post-Alarm Image Storage
With its built-in buffer memory, the SNC-RZ25P can store
several seconds of pre-alarm and post-alarm images when
the motion detector, the sensor input, or both trigger an
Maximum Image Storage Capacity
(Definable from the Setup Menu)
MPEG-4 Compressed Images: Approx. 30 seconds*
(pre-/post- 15 sec).
* when image size is 320 x 240 at 25 fps and 512 kbps
JPEG Compressed Images: Approx. 10 seconds*
(pre-/post- 5 sec).
* when image size is 320 x 240 at 15 fps and image quality is set to Level 3
Image transfer using FTP/SMTP*3
All of the pre-/post-alarm images stored at the time of an
alarm event can be transferred to an FTP server for later
viewing. A still image at the time of an alarm event can also be
sent to a designated e-mail address.
*3 All transferred images are in JPEG format. MPEG images are
converted to JPEG before being transferred.
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Network Features
Adaptive Rate Control
In order to control QoS (Quality of Service) levels over a
network, the SNC-RZ25P employs an adaptive rate control
function. This function automatically varies the video bittransfer rate to meet changing network conditions. Adaptive
rate control also selects the most appropriate frame rates,
preventing audio and video breakup.
Simultaneous Access
Up to 20 users in JPEG mode or 10 users in MPEG-4 mode
can simultaneously access the SNC-RZ25P and monitor
images separately.
Multicasting Capability
SNC-RZ25 Viewer
The SNC-RZ25P has a built-in multicasting capability. When
configured with a multicast router, the unit can efficiently
stream video and audio to a large number of users.
User-Friendly GUI
The SNC-RZ25P has a user-friendly GUI accessible via a PC
running the Microsoft® Internet Explorer® browser software.
Setup is very easy with the intuitive icons and pull-down
menus. Directly pointing to and clicking on any part of the
monitor image in the viewer will pan and tilt the camera so that
the selected point is centered. Selecting an area on the image
by holding down the left mouse button and dragging the
mouse diagonally will enlarge and centre the selected area in
the monitor.
Direct Pointing in Panorama View
The SNC-RZ25P can also be controlled by clicking on the
panorama*4 image. Selecting an area on the panorama view
will centre that area in the monitor.
*4 The panorama view is a still image. The SNC panorama creator
(supplied software) must be run to generate the panorama image.
Compatible with RealShot Manager*
RealShot™ Manager is a powerful, easy-to-use management
platform that provides total control over a complete network
of cameras and video servers. Recordings can be searched
by time/date, alarm events or inserted comments. Camera
settings can be adjusted according to user needs and PanTilt-Zoom control of Sony cameras is afforded by the intuitive
interface. On-screen layouts can be readily customised to
give the user convenient access to multiple cameras.
* Requires RealShot Manager version 3.1 or higher.
Network Security Features
IP Filtering
With IP filtering, access to the SNC-RZ25P 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 four
levels of access. The administrator has complete access/
control of the cameras, while the other three levels of access
can be set to limit user privileges to functions such as PTZ
control, viewing, and trigger control.
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Analogue Composite Video Output
The SNC-RZ25P can output an analogue composite video
signal via the BNC connector on the unit's rear panel. This
feature is ideal for sending signals to a local recording device
or video monitor.
Flexible Installation
(Desktop or Ceiling-Mountable)
A unique feature that 'flips' images enables the SNC-RZ25P
to be placed on either a flat surface (desktop) or ceiling
mounted. Images are output right-side-up regardless of the
orientation of the unit. Unlike other products that require
separate models for ceiling and desktop applications, this
single model is all that is necessary when installing your
network camera system.
Compact Flash™ (CF) Type Card
Slot/Wireless Capability
A built-in expansion slot for Compact Flash cards is
integrated into the SNC-RZ25P, enabling you to store
additional images on CF media as required.
You can also opt to install the SNC-RZ25P in a wireless
network to avoid unsightly wires, as the CF type card slot can
accept the optional SNCA-CFW1 Wireless Card. This card is
IEEE 802.11b compliant.
Compact Flash™ (CF) Type Card Slot
System Configuration
Sensor in
Passive Infrared
Sensor (PIR)
(IEEE 802.11b)
Compact Flash
CF Type Card Slot
Alarm Out
Alarm Out (Motion Detection/IR Cont Out)
Mic In
Audio Line Out
Hard Disk Recorder
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Effective and Efficient Network Video Monitoring –
MPEG-4 or JPEG Compression and PTZ (Pan/Tilt/Zoom)
in a Single Package
Introducing the Sony SNC-RZ25P, MPEG-4/JPEG
network camera with PTZ capability. Packaged in a
sleek and stylish body, the SNC-RZ25P is ideal for
webcasting and remote-monitoring applications
almost anywhere – from airports to train stations,
factories to supermarkets, and from street corners
in small towns to big sports arenas.
Remote video monitoring over a network has never
been easier. With the SNC-RZ25P, setup is simple
and more cost effective than conventional CCTV
systems. This is because the network infrastructure
is often already in place or it is rapidly becoming
standard for new building construction. Once the
network connection is established, images from
the camera can be efficiently streamed over the
network. MPEG-4 is particularly suitable for
streaming images over limited bandwidths. If
higher-quality still images are required, then the
industry-standard JPEG compression is available.
The SNC-RZ25P also has PTZ capability, allowing
camera movements and the 18x optical zoom to be
controlled from a PC using a standard web
browser or Sony RealShotTM Manager management
software (v. 3.1 or higher). The web browser viewer
has a unique feature that allows you to control the
camera simply by clicking on the panorama image.
Packed full of features including a 'Day/Night'
function, audio monitoring, optional wireless
LAN connection, alarm functions and more, the
SNC-RZ25P is the perfect MPEG-4 PTZ network
camera for your remote monitoring and
webcasting applications.
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Image device
No. of effective pixels
1/4 type CCD imager (ExwaveHAD Technology)
444,000 pixels
752 (H) x 582 (V)
Zoom ratio
18x optical zoom (216x with digital zoom)
Focal length
f=4.1 mm to 73.8 mm
F1.4 (wide), F3.0 (tele)
Auto/Manual (F1.4 to close)
Minimum illumination
Colour: 0.7 lx (50IRE, F1.4: AGC on)
Minimum object distance
300 mm (wide), 800 mm (tele)
Pan angle
-170 to +170 degrees
Tilt angle
-90 to +30 degrees
Other functions Day/Night
Automatic, manual or timer mode
Image Flip
Motion Detection Yes
Wireless Card
Image size
(both JPEG and MPEG-4)
Compression format
Maximum frame rate
640 x 480, 480 x 360, 384 x 288
320 x 240, 256 x 192, 160 x 120
MPEG-4/JPEG (selectable)
JPEG: 25 fps (320 x 240)
18 fps (640 x 480)
MPEG-4: 25 fps (320 x 240)
15 fps (640 x 480)
Compression format
(Audio IN/OUT)
G.726 (40,32,24, 16 Kb/s), G.711 (64 Kb/s)
Wireless LAN Antenna
Number of clients
DHCP client, NTP client, DNS client, HTTP, FTP, SMTP client
10 (MPEG-4), 20 (JPEG)
(for use with SNCA-CFW1 Wireless Card)
Serial interface
I/O ports
Card slot
Analogue video output
External microphone input
Audio line output
10Base-T/100Base-TX (RJ-45)
RS-232C (Transparency function or VISCA protocol)
Sensor in x 2, Alarm out x 2
Compact Flash (for SNCA-CFW1 IEEE802.11b Wireless
Card or Compact Flash memory card)
BNC x1, composite video 1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ω
Mini-jack, 2.4 V DC plug-in power, 4.7 KΩ
Mini-jack (mono), Max output level: 0.9 Vrms
Analogue video output
Signal system
Horizontal resolution
S/N ratio
30 degrees
90 degrees
PAL (Composite)
More than 460 TV lines
More than 50 dB
340 degrees
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Power requirements
Power consumption
Operating temperature
Storage temperature
Operating humidity
Storage humidity
1.3 kg (2 lb 14 oz)
140 x 206 x 148 mm (5 5/8 x 8 1/8 x 5 7/8 inches)
DC 12 V or AC 24V
17 W max.
0 °C to + 40 °C (32 °F to 104 °F)
-20 °C to + 60 °C (-4 °F to 140 °F)
20% to 80% Non-condensing
20% to 95% Non-condensing
Supplied accessories
Ceiling mount kit, CD-ROM (user guide, set up and SNC panorama creator software), Installation manual
System requirements
Operating system
Windows 2000/XP
Microsoft Internet Explorer Ver 5.5/6.0
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CA SNC-RZ25P/GB-10/01/2004