Network Camera Recorder with Viewer Software
BB-HNP17
System Requirements for your PC
Hardware specification
OS
Microsoft® Windows Vista®
Microsoft® Windows® XP
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2003
Microsoft Windows 7(32bit)
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008
Web browse
Internet Explorer® 6/7/8(32bit)
Resolution
SXGA (1280 x 1024 pixels; 16,770,000 colors)
File system
NTFS (NT File System)
Audio*1
Audio output feature (Speaker or Headphones)
Audio input feature (Microphone)
Recording
condition
· When 10 network camera units are connected CPU: Intel® Pentium® 4 3GHz or
greater, or equivalent compatible processor, RAM: 1024 MB or more*2
· When 2 network camera units are connected CPU: Intel® Pentium® 4 2.6GHz or
greater, or equivalent compatible processor, RAM: 512 MB or more*2
Voice
Audio output function (including speaker or headphone)
*1 When using a camera that supports audio
*2 This specification is required for using all network cameras to simultaneously record at a
resolution of 320 x 240 in standard image quality, while monitoring with all registered cameras at a
frame rate of 2 fps.
ZERO DISTANCE MANAGEMENT
Live and recordable image and sound features
for improved security and marketing research
BB-HNP17 The recommended PC specification for number of recording camera*1.
Recommended
PC specification *1
CPU
Core2 Quad CPU Q 9400
Intel Core 2Duo
Clock
2.66GHz
2.1 GHz
Memory
1.96GB
1 GB
OS
Windows XP
Compression
Condition
Windows XP or later
H.264
Monitoring frame rate
Not specify *2
JPEG
10fps
MPEG-4
H.264
Not specify *2
10fps
10fps
Resolution:
VGA
VGA
QVGA
VGA
Monitoring layout
4x4
4x4
2x2
3x3
4x4
2x2
20
10
4
8
11
2
The Number of connecting cameras
VGA
*1 In case of using lower performanced PC than this table, PC resource is almost occupied by BB-HNP17.
It cause that unexpected PC operation response degradation may occur.
It is not recommended to install nor operate the other application during operating this software.
*2 In case of defining "Monitoring frame rate" to be "Not specify", PC resource is consumed
much more than "10 fps". It case that the number of recordable camera will be reduced.
BB-HNP17 display image with same frame rate from camera. (Ex. If camera output
30fps display around 30fps.)
Still and motion image data size
JPEG Data size for 1 image frame (image only), Data format: JPEG
size(KB):
favor clarity
size(KB):
standard
size(KB):
favor motion
1280 x 960
approx.120
approx.77
approx.60
640 x 480
approx.50
approx.35
approx.27
320 x 240
approx.25
approx.16
approx.10
resolution (dot)
194 x 144
approx.10
approx.7
approx.5
The approximate recording capacity is calculated by using the following formula:
Size (KB) x Frame rate (images/sec) x Recording time (sec)
Example
• The calculation for a 1-hour recording of 640 x 480 resolution images at a frame rate of 5
images/sec in Favor Clarity mode is as follows:
50 KB x 5 images/sec x 3,600 sec (1 hour) = 900,000 KB ≒ 879 MB
• In case of images with voices, 4 KB is added per each second:
900,000 KB + 4 KB x 3,600 sec = 914,400 KB ≒ 893 MB
MPEG-4 Data size for 1 second of motion images (images only), Data format: MPEG-4
resolution (dot)
MPEG-4 bit rate*
640 x 480
768kbps
320 x 240
384kbps
194 x 144
128kbps
* MPEG-4 bit rate: This depends on the value set at the camera for MPEG-4 bit rate for image distribution.
The approximate recording capacity is calculated by using the following formula:
MPEG-4 bit rate (Kbps)/8 bits x time (sec).
Example
• The calculation for 640 x 480 resolution images at an MPEG-4 bit rate of 768 Kbps is as follows:
768 Kbps/8 bits x 3,600 seconds (1 hour) = 345,600 KB≒ 337.5 MB
• In case of images with voices, 4 KB is added per each second:
345,600 KB + 4 KB x 3,600 sec = 360,000 KB≒ 352M
H.264 Data size for 1 second of motion images (images only), Data format: H.264
resolution (dot)
MPEG-4 bit rate*
1280 x 960
2048kbps
640 x 480
1536kbps
320 x 240
1024kbps
* H.264 bit rate: This depends on the value set at the camera for
H.264 bit rate for image distribution.
The approximate recording capacity is calculated by using the following formula:
H.264 bit rate (Kbps)/8 bits x time (sec).
Example
• The calculation for 640 x 480 resolution images at an H.264 bit rate of 1536 Kbps is as follows:
1536 Kbps/8 bits x 3,600 seconds (1 hour) = 691,200 KB = 675 MB
• In case of images with voices, 4 KB is added per each second:
691,200 KB + 4 KB x 3,600 sec = 705,600 KB ≒ 689MB
* A version upgrade from BB-HNP11 and BB-HNP15 is not supported.
* Camera control depends on the control specifications supported by the network camera.
* The number of camera units allowed for simultaneous recording varies depending on the PC
performance.
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All pictures simulated.
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Design and specifications are subject
to change without notice.
• H.264, MPEG-4 and Motion JPEG Recording
& Monitoring
• Supports resolutions of 1280 x960
• Flexible Layout
Full Screen Display
Single Monitoring Screen Display
Multi-Monitoring window
Auto Scan Display under Multi-Monitoring
• Remote Access Function
• Time Specified Color Night View
See
There
When You Can't Be There
Features
• Multi-Sensor-Activated Recording
Motion Detection Recording
Sound Detection Recording
Shock Detection Recording
Alarm Recording
• Pop-up display with Sensor Detection
• Timer Recording
• Timer Recording with Preset Position
• Converting Recorded Images to
PG/WAV/ASF/AVI formats
• Audio Transmission
• Snap Shot
System Diagram
BB-HNP17
Network Camera Modem / Router
(Option)
Monitoring Site
Office
(Using BB-HNP17)
Outdoors
Feel Safer with Panasonic
Clear image and innovative sound recording functions
provide excellent monitoring for your business
H.264, MPEG-4 and Motion JPEG Recording & Monitoring
Even if a user of this system uses his/her PC at any place distant from a site to be
recorded, this system enables the user to record and replay, on his/her PC, any
image with sound which can be taken through its network camera connected with
LAN or the Internet.
Under this system, the user can record any image as well as sound with it, and so
the user can feel as if he/she was on the spot, even though he/she is actually away
from the site. Also, this system enables the user to record several pieces of images
through its network cameras at the same time.
Corresponding to the existing convenient functions of MPEG-4 and Motion JPEG,
this system has also newly corresponded to the H.264 function which is responsible
for high-compression and smooth moving image. So, users of this system can
select a proper recording mode among multiple choices according to recording
uses and environments.
H.264
MPEG-4
JPEG
Remote Access Function
This system enables a user to display images from up to 16 network cameras on
one screen for simultaneous monitoring (Multi-Monitoring). In case that the
number of network cameras registered in [BB-HNP17] exceeds 16 units, this
system can show images from up to 64 network cameras on 128 pages of
screens and switch these screens flexibly according to the user's need. Under
this system, for example, a user can switch images from its cameras into a Full
Screen Display or switch into a single screen display (Single Monitoring Screen
Display) by double-clicking a image the user want to check closely, etc.
Full Screen Display
If you double-click an image from the network camera, the screen display on your
PC is switched into Single Monitoring / Multi-Monitoring screen for the user’s
convenience.
[Motion JPEG]
BB-HCM735 /HCM715 /HCM705 /HCM701 /HCM581 /HCM580
/HCM547 /HCM531 /HCM527 /HCM515 /HCM511/
BB-HCM403 /HCM371A /KX-HCM110A
BL-C230 /C210 /C160 /C140 /C131 /C111 /C121 /C101 /C1
Supports Resolution of 1280 x 960
This system enables a user to record and monitor, innovatively clearly in such high
resolution as 1280 x 960 pixels, any image taken through its camera.
If you need to take a clear and detailed image for your convenient use by this
system, you can save in your PC your recorded data as high image quality as it is
for your convenience.
Time Specified Color Night View
This function is for setting the timer to turn ON/OFF the Color Night View Mode.
This function automatically turns on Normal Mode in daytime and turns on Color Night
View Mode in the night or a dark situation, and so this function enables recording /
monitoring images taken by the Network camera(s) in a proper mode according the
recording situation. This function also memorizes the shutter speed of the normal
mode and so recovers the shutter speed of Color Night View Mode into the one of
Normal Mode when
Timer Setting
switching from
automatically
Color Night View
switches image
modes.
Mode into Normal
Mode.
Color Night View Mode OFF
Color Night View Mode ON
Router
If a user gets [BB-HNP17] installed on his / her PC, the user can access and / or
check any image taken by the network camera on the web browser of his / her PC
through the Network. In this use, [BB-HNP17] doesn't need to be installed on the
PC on the client's side. Users making access to the image can establish three
stages of access rights. The administrator has the right to create new use
environmental settings by, for example, adding new recording conditions, etc.
Cautions: Before you install the remote
client of [BB-HNP17], please be sure to
buy the following license fro use.
BB-HNP17
(Server)
Router
Internet
Web browser
(Client)
Network camera
For USA: BB-HCA5A and BB-HCA8A
For Other Regions: BB-HCA5CE and BB-HCA8CE
A camera image is displayed on the full screen of your PC.
Single Monitoring Screen Display
H.264
Internet MPEG-4
JPEG
* Corresponding Model Types
Network Cameras
[H.264]
BB-HCM735 /HCM715 /HCM705 /HCM701
BL-C230 /C210
[MPEG-4]
BB-HCM735 /HCM715 /HCM705 /HCM701 /HCM581
/HCM580 /HCM547 /HCM531 /HCM527 /HCM515 /HCM511
BL-C230 /C210 /C160 /C140 /C131 /C111 /C121/C101
Flexible Layout
Flexibility of Layout Setup
Under this function, you can set up the layout of multi image screen display. For
example, you can enlarge an image you want to check closely, you can change the
number of images vertically and horizontally for your convenience, etc
Auto Scan Display under Multi-Monitoring
This function shows different multi-monitoring images at certain intervals and can
switch into different pages of those images.
Camera1 Camera2
Camera3 Camera4
Camera5 Camera6
Camera9 Camera10
Routine-run Camera7 Camera8 Routine-run Camera11 Camera12
1 / 3 Pages of images
through 4 different
cameras are displayed for 5 sec.
2 / 3 Pages of images
through 4 different
cameras are displayed for 5 sec.
3 / 3 Pages of images
through 4 different
cameras are displayed for 5 sec.
Multi-Sensor-Activated Recording/
Timer Recording with Preset Position
Timer Recording
Recording the inside of your
shop or other places at
intervals
Under this function, different types of sensors (Movement Detector, Shock
Detector, Sound Detector, External Sensor Detection) are designed to start
recording. Also this system has its timer recording function which starts and
ends the recording at user's specified time. Besides, in case of Timer
Recording, the direction of the monitoring lens is designed to set at the
specified target when the recording starts. Any combination of recording
functions is available. For example, Sensor Detection Function combined with
Timer Recording Function is possible. Recording to be started by Movement
Detector within the specified time frame and Alarm Recording are also possible.
Also, Recording Time before and after the sensor detection can be specified for
setting. Timer Recording Function is designed to set 10 times of recording per
camera. This enables a user to change recording-start /-end times between
weekdays and weekend for his/her convenience.
Recording starts the moment the
system detects any shocks on the
camera; someone is trying to
damage the camera or something
hits the camera, etc.
Network Camera Recorder
with Viewer Software
Internet
Sound Detection Recording
Recording starts the moment a
big sound happens in the place;
the sound of collapse of things
in a warehouse, etc.
Network Camera Recorder
with Viewer Software
Internet
Network Camera Recorder
with Viewer Software
Recording starts when any
movement in the image of the
entrance or other place is
sensed.
Pop-up Display with Sensor Detection
Internet
This system is designed to
enlarge the image
(stationary image) at the
time of the sensor
detection by popping it out
on the screen for notifying
purpose.
Alarm Recording
*Only Alarm 1 is available in case
of BB-HCM705/HCM701
Internet
Shock Detection Recording
Motion Detection Recording
Recording starts when any
movement of the door or
other items is sensed.
Network Camera Recorder
with Viewer Software
Door sensor
( Alarm 1 )
Network Camera Recorder
with Viewer Software
Door sensor
( Alarm 1 )
Internet
Routine-run
In case of Normal Mode
in the night
Specifications
Camera registration monitoring
No. of registerable
camera units
Up to 64 camera units.
Note that the actual number of registerable camera units
varies depending on the performance of the PC used.
Camera image view
Sequential display, Up to 16 multi-camera display,
full screen display, layout change
Image display size
Automatically adjusted to match the camera layout.
Camera setup*1
Each camera can be set up individually
(camera name, resolution, image quality setting,
recording format, timer setting, etc.)
Selected camera image display
Automatically adjusted to match the camera layout.
Image zoom in/out*1
3 types of zoom functions: the camera zoom functions
(Ex zoom and digital zoom), as well as
the ActiveX control of the computer.
Preset
Preset functions set in cameras can be used
Camera control*1
Control of basic camera functions (pan/tilt/zoom,
brightness, resolution, image quality, sound level)
Preset Sequence*1
Periodically scans and displays the locations registered
in the camera presets.
(Only for cameras with preset sequence feature)
Time specified color night view*1 Color night view activation/deactivation can be
registered in a schedule
Image search
Recording
Recording file format
Original file format: Images and voices are recorded continuously in a
moving image file.
Recording media
Hard disk, network drive*2
H.264 : 1280 x 960 / 640 x 480 / 320 x 240
MPEG-4 : 1280 x 960 / 640 x 480 / 320 x 240 / 192 x 144
Recording resolution*1
MotionJPEG : 1280 x 1024 / 1280 x 960 / 640 x 480 / 320 x 240 /
192 x 144 / 160 x 120
Image quality (JPEG only) Favor clarity , Standard , Favor motions
Not specified (based on camera's image update interval),
Recording interval
specified: 5 images/second to 1 image/hour Recording interval designation
and sound recording can be done simultaneously.
No. of camera units for
Dependent on camera type and performance of PC.
simultaneous recording
See the hardware specifications "System Requirements for your PC".
Maximum recording capacity value can be set for individual camera units
Recording capacity
(Whether to save new data by overwriting or to stop recording when
limit function
the set capacity is reached can be selected). In addition to a capacity limit
for each camera, there is also a capacity limit for the entire storage media.
The unit can be set to activate recording when motion is detected (sensitivity
Motion detection recording and threshold value can be adjusted) or to record for a certain time length
(JPEG only)
before and after motion detection.*3 Motion detection can be disabled in
specified areas. Motion detection can be confirmed on-screen.
Shock detection recording*1 Starts recording with shock detection recording when the camera detects a shock.
(JPEG only)
The recording time for shock detection recording (and so on) is set using this software.
Sound detection recording*1
(JPEG only)
The unit can be set to activate recording when sound is detected
(Loudness and threshold value can be adjusted) or to record for a certain
time length before and after motion detection.
Sound detection can be confirmed on-screen.
Recorded image
search function
Timer recording
Scheduled start and stop timer based on day of week and time.
Key word can also be set for recording.
(10 schedules can be registered per camera).
Playback of images with voices, playback of image files. Playback speed
Continuous play back can be varied. Playback in reverse is possible. Simultaneous playback of
images from multiple cameras is also possible.
Timer recording with
preset position
Specifying the display location of timer start/stop times
Recorded image view A list of recorded image files, or a graphical list can also be displayed.
Image operation
Recording is triggered by the reaction of a sensor mounted to the camera.
Alarm recording (JPEG only) A certain time length before and after the sensor
reaction can also be recorded.
Monitors the free space on the specified recording disk,
Disk capacity limit function and stops recording when the free space becomes smaller
than the set value.
*1 Depends on Camera's Spec.
*2-1 Folders on the network allotted to the drive can be specified for saving data.
*2-2 When a network drive is specified as a folder for saving data, the amount of data flowing
over the network increases.
This may remarkably degrade the operating performance for watching or recording camera
images, watching previously recorded images, etc., and may also result in errors. It is
recommended that a folder on a local disk be specified for saving data.
Search recorded images in 1-day units using the recording time, or
using a key word set before recording.
Searching can also be done for particular, desired folders.
Operation of
recorded images
Recorded images can be copied or deleted.
Format conversion
All or part of the recorded images can be converted to MPEG-1, MPEG-4,
or JPEG format files, or only the audio portion can be converted to WAV files.
Language
BB-HNP17A (For USA): English / Japanese
BB-HNP17CE (For Other Regions): English / Germany / Spanish / Italian
*3 The detection level varies depending on the camera resolution, image quality setting, subject
conditions, network conditions, etc.