Canon VB-C10R User's Manual

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Introduction
Thank you for purchasing the Canon Network Camera VB-C10/VB-C10R (referred to hereafter as
the VB-C10/VB-C10R).
This manual describes how to set up and use the VB-C10/VB-C10R. Read this manual carefully
before using the VB-C10/VB-C10R to ensure effective operation. In particular make sure that you
read the "a Safe Use of Equipment" in this manual, as well as the supplied CD-ROM Readme file.
Exclusion of Liability
If the Product is connected to a recording device (for example a VCR), Canon Inc. accepts
no responsibility whatsoever for any financial losses that may be incurred as a result of
the loss of recorded information or images, regardless of the internal or external cause of
the loss.
Copyright Information
Video or still pictures recorded using your VB-C10/VB-C10R cannot be used in ways that infringe
copyright laws or without the consent of the owner, unless intended for personal use only.
Notes
1. The unauthorized transfer of all or any part of the contents of this Manual is forbidden.
2. The contents of this Manual are subject to change without notice.
3. Every effort has been made to ensure that this Manual is flawless. However, if you find any
oversights, please let us know.
4. Item 3. notwithstanding, Canon accepts no responsibility for any effects resulting from the use
of this Manual.
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their respective companies.
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of accompanied CD rom with the package.
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LGPL, please access
http://www.canon.com/webview/webview-tech/
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Request concerning disclosure of live videos
With respect to the disclosure of live videos, we request that sufficient consideration be
given to matters of privacy and rights not to be photographed. Canon considers the following
points concerning such matters when it operates camera sites for which it has been
responsible to install and operate:
●We take measures such as adding limitations on zoom magnifications so that people
cannot make special specifications.
●When videos are taken of specific buildings, interiors and the like, we install the camera
only after receiving approval from the administrator.
Please note that the operator of the camera site and not Canon has full responsibility
regarding the disclosure of live videos.
© Copyright 2002 CANON INC.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
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Contents
Introduction ............................................................................ ii
a Safe Use of Equipment.................................................... vii
Maintenance .............................................................................................................. xii
Chapter 1
Before Using the VB-C10/VB-C10R
Features of the VB-C10/VB-C10R ................................................................ 1-2
System Configuration .................................................................................. 1-4
Hardware and Software Requirements ....................................................... 1-6
Webview Livescope Viewer Software ......................................................................
VB Administration Tools ...........................................................................................
VBCollector ..............................................................................................................
Webview Livescope MV version 2.0/LE ...................................................................
1-6
1-6
1-7
1-7
Package Contents ......................................................................................... 1-8
System Components and Their Operation ................................................. 1-9
Chapter 2
Installation
Before Using the VB-C10/VB-C10R ............................................................. 2-2
Installing the VB-C10/VB-C10R ............................................................................... 2-2
Connecting the Components ................................................................................... 2-4
Turning the Power ON and OFF .............................................................................. 2-4
Sample Network Configurations ................................................................. 2-5
Sample LAN Environment Configuration ................................................................. 2-5
Sample Configuration in an ISP Environment .......................................................... 2-5
Chapter 3
Setup Procedures
Preparations for Initial Setup ....................................................................... 3-2
Initial Setup ................................................................................................... 3-3
Checking Operation ...................................................................................... 3-6
Detail Settings ............................................................................................... 3-7
Accessing the Settings Title Page ............................................................................ 3-7
Settings Title Page ................................................................................................... 3-8
System/Network Settings Page ............................................................................... 3-9
Date/Time Settings Page ....................................................................................... 3-10
Camera Settings Page ............................................................................................ 3-11
Preset Settings Page ............................................................................................. 3-15
Picture Recording and External Device I/O Settings Page .................................... 3-16
Access Control Settings Page ............................................................................... 3-19
WebView Livescope Setting Settings Page ........................................................... 3-20
Miscellaneous Settings Page ................................................................................. 3-21
Administration Tools Settings Page ....................................................................... 3-22
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Chapter 4
VB Administration Tools
Overview of VB Administration Tools ......................................................... 4-2
VBAdmin Startup Panel ...........................................................................................
Panorama Creation Tool ..........................................................................................
View Restriction Tool ................................................................................................
Preset Setting Tool ...................................................................................................
Log Viewer ...............................................................................................................
Admin Viewer ...........................................................................................................
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4-2
4-3
4-3
4-3
4-3
Installing VB Administration Tools .............................................................. 4-4
Starting Up VB Administration Tools .......................................................... 4-5
Panorama Creation Tool ............................................................................... 4-7
About the Panorama Creation Tool Display Screen ................................................. 4-8
Capturing Panorama Pictures .................................................................................. 4-9
Updating/Deleting Panorama Pictures ................................................................... 4-10
Reconnecting .......................................................................................................... 4-11
Opening/Saving Pictures ........................................................................................ 4-11
Displaying Connection Information ......................................................................... 4-11
View Restriction Tool .................................................................................. 4-12
The View Restriction Tool Display Screen ............................................................. 4-13
Setting View Restrictions ....................................................................................... 4-15
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Preset Setting Tool ...................................................................................... 4-17
Preset Setting Tool Display Screen ........................................................................ 4-18
Setting Presets ....................................................................................................... 4-20
Log Viewer ................................................................................................... 4-22
Viewing Logs .......................................................................................................... 4-22
Admin Viewer .............................................................................................. 4-24
Starting Up Admin Viewer ...................................................................................... 4-24
Operating External Device ..................................................................................... 4-25
Enabling/Disabling View Restrictions ..................................................................... 4-26
Chapter 5
Creating Web Pages
Web Pages for Video Distribution ............................................................... 5-2
Features of the Java Viewers .................................................................................. 5-3
Features of the Helper Viewer ................................................................................. 5-5
Viewing Sample Pages ................................................................................. 5-6
Using the Java Viewer to Distribute Videos ................................................ 5-7
Using the Java Viewer to Create a Web Page ......................................................... 5-7
Saving Web Page Data ............................................................................................ 5-8
Example of Using the Java Viewer to Create a Web Page ...................................... 5-9
Java Viewer Parameters ........................................................................................ 5-17
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Using the Helper Viewer to Distribute Videos .......................................... 5-21
Example of a Web page Using the Helper Viewer ................................................. 5-23
Distributing Videos Using a Browser Only ............................................... 5-24
Example of Video Distribution Using One Fixed Global Address .......... 5-26
Chapter 6
Using the Picture Recording Function
Using the Still Picture Recording Function Linked to an External Device ... 6-2
Sample Application Combining a Door-opening Sensor .......................................... 6-2
Using the Still Picture Recording Function with a Predetermined Schedule .... 6-4
Sample Application Using Sequential Mode ............................................................ 6-4
Viewing Recorded Pictures ......................................................................... 6-6
Installing VBCollector ............................................................................................... 6-7
Starting Up VBCollector ........................................................................................... 6-8
Registering a Server ................................................................................................ 6-8
Registering Tasks ................................................................................................... 6-10
Executing and Canceling Tasks ............................................................................. 6-12
Details Displayed on the Task View ....................................................................... 6-13
Starting/Stopping the Service ................................................................................ 6-14
Viewing Recorded Images ..................................................................................... 6-14
Viewing Logs .......................................................................................................... 6-16
Setting Download Capacity .................................................................................... 6-18
Chapter 7
Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting ............................................................................................ 7-2
Log Messages ............................................................................................... 7-4
Chapter 8
Appendix
Specifications ............................................................................................... 8-2
External Device I/O Terminals .................................................................................. 8-3
Restoring the Factory Default Settings ...................................................... 8-4
Restoring the Factory Default Settings from the Administration Tools Page via a Web Browser .... 8-4
If the IP Address and Password are Unknown ......................................................... 8-5
Factory Default Setting ................................................................................ 8-6
Index .............................................................................................................. 8-8
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An exclamation point, within a triangle, is intended to alert the user to the presence of
important operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in the literature
accompanying the equipment.
a Important Warnings
a CAUTION:
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR
BACK). NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO
QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
The serial number of this equipment may be found on the bottom of the VB-C10/
VB-C10R. No others have the same serial number as yours.
You should record the number and other vital information here and retain this book
as a permanent record of your purchase to aid identification in case of theft.
Date of Purchase
Dealer Purchased from
Dealer Address
Dealer Phone No.
Model No. VB-C10 or VB-C10R
Serial No.
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a Important Operational Instructions
a WARNING:
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS
EQUIPMENT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
a CAUTION:
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK AND TO REDUCE ANNOYING
INTERFERENCE, USE THE RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES ONLY.
FDA regulation
This Network Camera has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration
(FDA) for use as a medical device. When incorporated into a system with medical
applications, FDA regulations may apply. Therefore, please consult your legal
advisor to determine whether FDA regulations apply.
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FCC NOTICE
Network Camera VB-C10/VB-C10R
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that
may cause undesired operation.
Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a
residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions,
may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television
reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user
is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following
measures:
- Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
- Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
- Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
- Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Use of shielded cable is required to comply with class B limits in Subpart B of Part
15 of FCC Rules.
Do not make any changes or modifications to the equipment unless otherwise
specified in the manual. If such changes or modifications should be made, you
could be required to stop operation of the equipment.
Canon U.S.A. Inc.
One Canon Plaza, Lake Success, NY 11042, U.S.A.
Tel No. (516) 328-5600
IC NOTICE
This product does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions from
digital apparatus as set out in the Interference-causing equipment standard entitled
‘Digital Apparatus’, ICES-003 of the Industry Canada.
NOTIFICATION IC
Cet appareil numériquw respecte les limites de bruits radioélectriques applicables
aux appareils numériques de Classe B prescrites dans la norma sur le matériel
brouilleur: “Appareils Numériques”, NMB-003 édictées par I’lndustrie Canada.
Dieses Produkt ist zum Gebrauch im Wohnbereich, Geschäfts- und Gewerbebereich
sowie in Kleinbetrieben vorgesehen.
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a IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
In these safety instructions, the word
“equipment” refers to the Canon Network
Camera VB-C10/VB-C10R and all its
accessories.
1. Read Instructions - All the safety and
operating instructions should be read before
the equipment is operated.
2. Retain Instructions - The safety and operating
instruction should be retained for future
reference.
3. Heed Warnings - All warnings on the
equipment and in the operating instructions
should be adhered to.
4. Follow Instructions - All operating and
maintenance instructions should be followed.
6. Accessories - Do not use accessories not
recommended in this manual as they may
be hazardous. Always use specified
connection cables. Connect devices correctly.
7. Water and Moisture - Hazard of electric shock
- Do not use the equipment near water or in
rainy/moist situations. Do not put a heater
near this equipment.
8. Placing or Moving - Do not place on an
unstable cart, stand, tripod, bracket or table.
The equipment may fall, causing serious
injury to a child or adult, and
serious damage to the
equipment. An equipment and
cart combination should be
moved with care.
9. Power Sources - The PA-V16 AC adapter
should be operated only from the type of power
source indicated on the marking label. If you
are not sure of the type of power supply to your
home, consult your equipment dealer or local
power company.
10. Polarization - The PA-V16 AC adapter is
equipped with a polarized 2-prong plug (a plug
having one blade wider than the other).
The 2-prong polarized plug will fit into the
power outlet only one way. This is a safety
feature. If you are unable to insert the plug
fully into the outlet, try reversing the plug. If
the plug still fails to fit, contact your electrician
to replace your obsolete outlet. Do not defeat
the safety purpose of the polarized plug.
11. Power Cord Protection - Power cords should
be routed so that they are not likely to be
walked on or pinched by items placed upon
or against them. Pay particular attention to
plugs and the point from which the cords exit
the equipment.
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5. Cleaning - Unplug this equipment from the
wall outlet before cleaning.
Wipe the equipment with a clean soft cloth. If
necessary, put a cloth in diluted neutral
detergent and wring it well before wiping the
equipment with it. Finally, clean the
equipment with a clean dry cloth. Do not use
benzene, thinner or other volatile liquids or
pesticides as they may damage the product’s
finish. When using chemically-treated
cleaning cloths, observe those precautions
accordingly.
Quick stops, excessive force, and uneven
surfaces may cause the equipment and cart
combination to overturn.
12. Outdoor Antenna Grounding - If an outside
antenna is connected to the equipment, be
sure the antenna is grounded so as to provide
some protection against voltage surges and
built-up static charges. Section 810 of the
National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA No.701984, provides information with respect to
proper grounding of the mast and supporting
structure, grounding of the lead-in wire to an
antenna discharge unit, size of grounding
conductors, location of antenna antenna
discharge unit, connection to grounding
electrodes, and requirements for the
grounding electrode. See figure 1.
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fig-1
EXAMPLE OF ANTENNA GROUNDING AS
PER NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE
ANTENNA
LEAD IN WIRE
GROUNDING
CLAMP
ELECTRIC
SERVICE
EQUIPMENT
ANTENNA
DISCHARGE
UNIT (NEC
SECTION 810-20)
a. When the power-supply cord or plug is
damaged.
GROUNDING
CONDUCTORS
(NEC SECTION
810-21)
b. If any liquid has been spilled onto, or
objects have fallen into, the equipment.
GROUNDING CLAMPS
NEC — NATIONAL ELECTRIC CODE
POWER SERVICE
GROUNDING ELECTRODE
SYSTEM
(NEC ART 250. PART H)
13. Lightning - For added protection of this
equipment during a lightning storm, or when
it is left unattended and unused for long
periods of time, disconnect it from the wall
outlet and disconnect the antenna. This will
prevent damage to the equipment due to
lightning and power-line surges.
14. Power Lines - An outside antenna system
should not be located in the vicinity of
overhead power lines or other electric light
or power circuits, or where it can fall into such
power lines or circuits. When installing an
outside antenna system, extreme care should
be taken to keep from touching such power
lines or circuits as contact with them might
be fatal.
15. Overloading - Do not overload wall outlets and
extension cords as this can result in a risk of
fire or electric shock.
16. Object and Liquid Entry - Never push objects
of any kind into this equipment through
openings as they may touch dangerous
voltage points or short out parts that could
result in a fire or electric shock. Be careful
not to spill liquid of any kind onto the
equipment.
17. Servicing - Do not attempt to service this
equipment yourself as opening or removing
covers may expose you to dangerous voltage
or other hazards. Refer all servicing to
qualified personnel.
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18. Damage Requiring Service - Disconnect this
equipment from the wall outlet and all power
sources including batteries, and refer
servicing to qualified service personnel under
the following conditions.
c. If the equipment has been exposed to rain
or water.
d. If the equipment does not operate normally
even if you follow the operating instructions.
Adjust only those controls that are covered
by the operation instructions. Improper
adjustment of other controls may result in
damage and will often require extensive
work by a qualified technician to restore
the equipment to its normal operation.
e. If the equipment has been dropped or the
cabinet has been damaged.
f. When the equipment exhibits a distinct
change in performance. This indicates a
need for service.
19. Replacement Parts - When replacement parts
are required, be sure the service technician
has used replacement parts that are specified
by Canon or that have the same
characteristics as the original part.
Unauthorized substitutions may result in fire,
electric shock or other hazards.
20. Safety Check - Upon completion of any
service or repairs to this equipment, ask the
service technician to perform safety checks
to determine that the equipment is in safe
operating order.
21. Do not install the equipment in the following
locations as this can cause a fire or electric
shock:
- Hot locations
- Close to a fire
- Very humid or dusty locations
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- Locations exposed to direct sunlight
- Locations exposed to salt spray
- Close to flammable solvents (alcohol,
thinners, etc.)
22. When any of the following occurs,
immediately switch OFF the equipment,
unplug it from the main power supply and
contact your nearest Canon supplier. Do not
continue to use the equipment as this can
cause a fire or electric shock.
- The equipment emits any smoke, heat,
abnormal noise, or unusual odor.
- A metal object falls into the equipment.
- The equipment is damaged in some way.
23. Please observe the following when using the
equipment. Failure to do so can result in a
fire or electric shock.
- Do not use flammable sprays near the
equipment.
- Do not subject the equipment to strong
impacts.
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Maintenance
Cleaning the Equipment
1. Unplug the AC adapter from the wall outlet.
2. Carefully wipe the equipment with a soft cloth that has
been moistened with water or a mild detergent.
a WARNING:
Do not use flammable solvents such as alcohol, benzene or thinners.
The use of such substances can cause a fire or electric shock.
3. Wipe with a dry cloth.
4. When you have finished, plug the AC adapter back in to the wall outlet.
Cleaning the Lens
Use a commercially available lens cleaner to remove any soiling from the
lens.
● The auto-focus may not function correctly if the surface of the lens is
dirty.
● Scratches on the surface of the lens will cause image defects.
Icons Used in This Instruction Manual
Note
Tip
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Indicates important information that must be observed or actions that are prohibited
during an operation. These notes must be read to prevent possible faults or damage
to the equipment.
Indicates supplementary information or a reference to an operation. Users are advised
to read these memos.
Chapter
Before Using the VB-C10/VB-C10R
This chapter contains information that you should read
before using the VB-C10/VB-C10R. It also describes the
features of the VB-C10/VB-C10R, the system configuration,
the hardware and software requirements, and the name and
functions of the system components.
Features of the VB-C10/VB-C10R
The VB-C10/VB-C10R is a system that distributes live videos via the Internet or an Intranet. It can
be used in a wide range of applications, such as distributing live videos from a Web site or
monitoring. The system is configured of the VB-C10/VB-C10R and viewer software. Please use
the supplied viewer software for viewing videos distributed by the VB-C10/VB-C10R and controlling
cameras.
Broadband Video Distribution Function
The VB-C10/VB-C10R is capable of capturing videos at up to 30 fps. Motion-JPEG is used to
compress video images. For networking, auto-negotiation between Ethernet 100Base-TX/
10Base-T is provided and a leased line or ADSL can also be used through a router. Since
video quality (in 5 levels) and the frame rate (from 0.1 to 30 fps) can be freely set, videos can
be distributed under conditions that best suit the network bandwidth.
Concurrent video is distributed up to 20 clients
Up to 20 clients can view video at the same time from a single VB-C10/VB-C10R.
Camera and video distribution server functions housed in a single unit
The camera capable of full pan, tilt, and zoom functions and its server functions for distributing
videos through a network are compactly housed in a single unit. By simply connecting a LAN
cable and a power supply, the unit can distribute live videos from any location* where it is
installed.
* The unit cannot be installed in locations subject to direct sunlight, high temperatures, high humidity, or
other adverse conditions (→ P.ix).
High-performance 16x zoom and wide angle photographic range
The camera section is equipped with a 16x zoom lens. Furthermore, since the VB-C10 provides
a pan angle of 200 degrees (100 degrees each to the left and right) and a tilt angle of 120
degrees (90 degrees up and 30 degrees down), and the VB-C10R provides a pan angle of 340
degrees (170 degrees each to the left and right) and a tilt angle of 100 degrees (10 degrees up
and 90 degrees down), the VB-C10/VB-C10R are capable of recording wide areas.
Can be mounted on ceilings, etc. (VB-C10R)
The VB-C10R includes mounting plate, enabling it to be mounted in a variety of locations
including ceilings. The shape of the camera head has been designed so that pan and tilt
operations are still possible when mounted upside down.
Remote camera control from the viewer
The VB-C10/VB-C10R come with two types of viewer software: the Helper Viewer and the
Java Viewer. The viewers give you full remote control of the camera’s angle (pan and tilt) and
zoom magnification, allowing you to view videos with plenty of ambiance.
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Features of the VB-C10/VB-C10R
Panorama picture creation functions and settings
The entire photographic range of the camera can be created and saved as a panorama picture.
The saved panorama pictures can then be easily used to visually set view restrictions and
presets.
Before Using the VB-C10/VB-C10R
Camera Position Preset function
If often-used camera angles (camera head aim and zoom position) and related items are saved
in advance as presets, the camera can be controlled from the viewer by simply selecting a
desired preset. Up to 8 presets can be stored.
View Restriction function
You can set restrictions on camera angle specifications and zoom magnifications to prevent
viewers from seeing certain camera angles. For example, if the VB-C10/VB-C10R is being
used to operate a fixed point camera connected to the Internet, it is possible to distribute
videos while protecting privacy (→ P.iii, “Request concerning disclosure of live videos”).
Built-in Web server and FTP server
The VB-C10/VB-C10R is equipped with built-in Web server functions that enable both Web
pages and videos to be distributed through the Web by a single unit. Since it also has a built-in
FTP server, Web page data file transfers (FTP) can be performed from remote locations.
Simple set up and management
By accessing a Settings page provided on the Web, you can use the Web browser on your PC
to set up and manage the VB-C10/VB-C10R from a remote location without ever visiting the
place where the VB-C10/VB-C10R is actually installed.
More powerful security functions
The destinations for video distributions can be restricted based on passwords. Up to 20 clients
can be registered.
Recording videos via preset schedules or links with external devices
Still pictures can be recorded based on schedules set in advance or on ON/OFF events from
an external device. If VBCollector is used, still pictures recorded by the VB-C10/VB-C10R can
be automatically collected by a PC and viewed there.
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System Configuration
Example of Basic System Configuration - Viewing Videos Using a Viewer
VB-C10
Ethernet
(10/100Mbps)
VB-C10R
WebView Livescope Viewer Software
(Java Viewer or Helper Viewer)
Recommended browser
● Netscape Navigator/
Communicator4.78 or later
● Internet Explorer 4.01 or later
VB-C10
Router
Internet
This system configuration consists of the VB-C10/VB-C10R with WebView Livescope Viewer
Software (→ P.1-6). The WebView Livescope Viewer Software consists of the Helper Viewer
and the Java Viewer.
Helper Viewer must be installed in advance from the supplied CD-ROM, while Java Viewer is not
installed in advance but automatically downloaded from the VB-C10/VB-C10R. Since Java Viewer
is downloaded each time you want to view videos, it is useful when viewing videos for the first
time. Helper Viewer, however, is more convenient when you want to view videos frequently.
If you want to distribute live videos of places such as popular tourist destinations from Web pages,
it is best for your Web page visitors to use the Java Viewer that does not need to be installed in
advance.
Viewer Software Functions
Viewer Software
1-4
Functions
Java Viewer
• Videos from the VB-C10/VB-C10R can be displayed by a Web browser that can
run Java applet.
• Because the Java Viewer is automatically downloaded and does not need to be preinstalled, unlike the Helper Viewer, it is compatible with any platform that supports
Java-capable environments.
• Because it uses the HTTP protocol, the Java Viewer penetrates firewalls.
However, it may not run stably on some platforms or browser types.
Also, because the Viewer is downloaded when the Web page loads, start-up times and
execution speeds are slower than the Helper Viewer.
Helper Viewer
• A helper application for viewing videos from the VB-C10/VB-C10R that is launched
from a Web browser.
• The Helper Viewer must be pre-installed.
• Install Helper Viewer from the supplied CD-ROM.
• Compared with the Java Viewer, start-up is faster because the Viewer does not need
to be downloaded. This Viewer is recommended for users who use the viewer frequently.
• Because it supports the HTTP protocol, the Helper Viewer penetrates firewalls unscathed.
System Configuration
Note
Before Using the VB-C10/VB-C10R
● Install the Helper Viewer from the “MonSetup.exe” file on the supplied CD-ROM.
● The manual for the WebView Livescope software is provided on the supplied
CD-ROM (Mon-E.pdf).
● To connect the VB-C10/VB-C10R to the Internet, you require a leased line
connection to an Internet service provider or a LAN-type dialup IP connection. If
you are using a LAN-type dialup connection, check that the connection supports
bidirectional calling.
Example of System Configuration with WebView Livescope MV - Optional
WebView Livescope MV
Ehernet
(10/100Mbps)
Windows98SE/Me/NT4.0/2000/XP
(Internet Explorer 5 or later required)
VB-C10R
VB-C10
VB-C10
The WebView Livescope MV software (→ P.1-7) is convenient if there are several VB-C10/VBC10R installed on a LAN and you wish to concentrate on monitoring videos from them.
The WebView Livescope MV software consists of MV Manager and MV Station. MV Manager
lets you uniformly manage VB-C10/VB-C10R operating status. It also lets you select and create
a monitoring screen best suited to the number of VB-C10/VB-C10Rs on the LAN from among a
rich variety of examples. MV Station lets you use the monitoring screen created in MV Manager
to view videos from multiple points where VB-C10/VB-C10R units are installed while also remote
controlling cameras and external devices.
Optional Products
• Webview Livescope MV version 2.0
• Webview Livescope MV version 2.0 LE
Products sold separately
• Wide-angle Converter WL-37 (for VB-C10)
• Sensor
• Relay
1-5
Hardware and Software Requirements
Webview Livescope Viewer Software (→ P.1-4)
The viewer software that are supplied with the VB-C10/VB-C10R. They lets you view the
VB-C10/VB-C10R’s videos and control the camera.
Java Viewer version 3.20
PC
IBM PC/AT Compatible
Operating System
Windows 98SE/Me or Windows NT 4.0 (IE4.0 or later required)/Windows 2000/
Windows XP
Web Browser
Netscape Navigator/Communicator 4.78 or later (excluding 6.01 and 6.1),or Microsoft
Internet Explorer 4.01 or later recommended
* This viewer is installed on the VB-C10/VB-C10R and is automatically downloaded by the client at access.
* This software may not run stably on operating systems and Web browsers other than those listed above.
Helper Viewer version 3.20
PC
IBM PC/AT Compatible
Operating System
Windows 98SE/Me or Windows NT 4.0 (IE4.0 or later required)/Windows 2000/
Windows XP
Web Browser
Netscape Navigator/Communicator 4.78 or later,or Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.01
or later recommended
* Must be installed in advance from the supplied CD-ROM (→ P.1-4).
Note
● Although the Helper Viewer ver. 3.10 or before, or Plug-in Viewer can be used,
some of the features are different.
On Macintosh computers, some of the functions of the Helper Viewer ver. 1.20 are
not available.
● The manual for the viewer software is on the supplied CD-ROM (Mon-E.pdf).
VB Administration Tools (→ P.4-2)
This tool lets you create panorama pictures from the VB-C10/VB-C10R and then easily use them
to visually set view restrictions and presets.
PC
IBM PC/AT Compatible
Operating System
Windows 98SE/Me or Windows NT 4.0/Windows 2000/Windows XP
Web Browser
Microsoft Internet Explorer 5 or later required
* Must be installed in advance from the supplied CD-ROM (→ P.4-4).
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Hardware and Software Requirements
VBCollector (→ P.6-6)
This tool is for viewing still pictures recorded by the VB-C10/VB-C10R.
IBM PC/AT Compatible
Operating System
Windows 98SE/Me or Windows NT 4.0/Windows 2000/Windows XP
Web Browser
Microsoft Internet Explorer 5 or later required
Before Using the VB-C10/VB-C10R
PC
* Must be installed in advance from the supplied CD-ROM.
Webview Livescope MV version 2.0/LE (→ P.1-5)
This is optional viewer software for monitoring.
PC
IBM PC/AT Compatible
CPU: Pentium III 600 MHz or better recommended, RAM: 128 Mbytes or better,
Hard disk capacity: 50 Mbytes or better (LE: 20 Mbytes or better)
Operating System
Windows 98SE/Me or Windows NT 4.0 (SP6.0a or later)/Windows 2000 (SP1 or later)/
Windows XP
Web Browser
Microsoft Internet Explorer 5 or later required
1-7
Package Contents
The VB-C10/VB-C10R package contains the following items. If any of these items is missing,
please contact the retailer from which you purchased the product.
1. VB-C10 main unit
(or VB-C10R main unit)
VB-C10
2. AC Adapter PA-V16
VB-C10R
3. AC cable (1 meter 3 ft. 3/32 in.)
4. Plug for extenal device
* The cable length may differ depending on the
country in which the product was purchased.
5. CD-ROM
6. User’s Manual (This document)
7. Warranty Card
CD-ROM contents
ReadMe (Notes not included in the User’s Manual)
VBIPI.exe (IP address setting tool)
MonSetup.exe (Helper Viewer version 3.20 Installer)
AdmSetup.exe (VB Administration Tools Installer)
CltSetup.exe (VBCollector Installer)
VB-C10-E.pdf (User’s Manual in PDF format)
Mon-E.pdf (Viewer Software User’s Manual)
Sample Folder (Set of files of sample pages)
License Folder (License documents for software in the main unit)
1-8
System Components and Their Operation
VB-C10
Front
Before Using the VB-C10/VB-C10R
Camera head
Base
Camera LED
• When power is turned on: Flashing Green
light
• During normal operation: Steady Green
light
Rear
Power connection socket
100/10 BT Ethernet connector
(100Base-TX, 10Base-T auto-negotiation)
External device I/O terminals
Network LED
• When connected to network : Off
• When disconnected from network: Steady
Orange light
• During communication:
Flashing Green light at 100Base-TX
Flashing Yellow light at 10Base-T
1-9
System Components and Their Operation
VB-C10R
Front
Mounting plate
Camera LED
• When power is turned on: Flashing Green
light
• During normal operation: Steady Green light
Base
Camera head
Rear
Network LED
• When connected to network : Off
• When disconnected from network: Steady
Orange light
• During communication:
Flashing Green light at 100Base-TX
Flashing Yellow light at 10Base-T
External device I/O terminals
Power connection socket
100/10 BT Ethernet connector
(100Base-TX, 10Base-T auto-negotiation)
1-10
System Components and Their Operation
Bottom
On the bottom of the VB-C10/VB-C10R are the MAC address required for network settings, a
Reset switch that returns the factory default settings, and the serial number.
Screw hole for tripod mounting
VB-C10
Tested To Comply
With FCC Standards
FOR HOME OR OFFICE USE
THIS CLASS B DIGITAL APPARATUS MEETS ALL
REQUIREMENTS OF THE CANADIAN INTERFERENCE
-CAUSING EQUIPMENT REGULATIONS.CET APPAREIL
NUMÉRIQUE DELA CLASSE B RESPECTE TOUTES
LES EXIGENCES DU RÈGLEMENTSUR LE MATÉRIEL
BROUILLEURDU CANADA.
Serial No.
The serial number for this
unit is shown here.
0123456789
CANON INC.
MADE IN JAPAN
Reset switch
You can return all settings on
the VB-C10 to the factory
default settings by holding
this button with a thin tipped
object and turning on the
power switch (→ P.8-5).
RESET
000085228000
Before Using the VB-C10/VB-C10R
VB-C10
MAC address
The MAC address is
required when setting the
IP address and making
other network settings.
Please make a note of it
before installing this unit
(→ P.3-3).
VB-C10R
Serial No.
The serial number for this
unit is shown here.
VB-C10R
Tested To Comply
With FCC Standards
FOR HOME OR OFFICE USE
THIS CLASS B DIGITAL APPARATUS MEETS ALL
REQUIREMENTS OF THE CANADIAN INTERFERENCE
-CAUSING EQUIPMENT REGULATIONS.CET APPAREIL
NUMÉRIQUE DELA CLASSE B RESPECTE TOUTES
LES EXIGENCES DU RÈGLEMENTSUR LE MATÉRIEL
BROUILLEURDU CANADA.
0123456789
CANON INC.
MADE IN JAPAN
Reset switch
You can return all settings on
the VB-C10R to the factory
default settings by holding
this button with a thin tipped
object and turning on the
power switch (→ P.8-5).
RESET
000085228000
MAC address
The MAC address is
required when setting the
IP address and making
other network settings.
Please make a note of it
before installing this unit
(→ P.3-3).
1-11
1-12
Chapter
Installation
This chapter explains how to connect the system components
and describes a sample network configuration.
Before Using the VB-C10/VB-C10R
Installing the VB-C10/VB-C10R
VB-C10 Installation
Install in a flat and stable location.
VB-C10R Installation
Firmly tighten the 2 screws (not supplied).
Mounting plate
VB-C10R
Screw
Screw
(Installation)
• Distance between tapped holes: 120 mm (4 18/25 in.)
• Tapped hole diameter: 6.0 mm (1/4 in.)
• Mounting plate thickness: 1.6 mm (1/16 in.)
a WARNING:
Install the camera securely.
● When installing the VB-C10R on the ceiling, contact your Canon dealer.
● When installing the VB-C10R on the ceiling, check that the ceiling is strong enough to
bear the weight of the VB-C10R including the mounting plate. Installation in a weak location
could result in the VB-C10R falling and causing serious injury.
● At least once a year, check for looseness in the camera installation mount. (If the optional
wide-angle converter is used, check the converter mount also.)
Note
● The permissible camera installation angles are ±20° from the horizontal. (±15°
when the optional wide-angle converter is used for the VB-C10.)
● The MAC address required when making network settings is shown on the bottom of
the VB-C10/VB-C10R (→ P.1-11). Please make a note of it before installing this unit
(→ P. 3-3).
Using a Tripod (VB-C10)
The screw for mounting a tripod is on the bottom of the VB-C10 toward the front.
Note
2-2
● Do not overtighten the mounting screw.
If excessive force is used to tighten the mounting
screw, camera head movement may be impeded,
or other malfunctions may result.
● Always use a tripod mounting screw that is less
than 6.0 mm (1/4 in.) in length. The use of screws
6.0 mm (1/4 in.) long or longer could damage the
camera. Also, the tripod seat used should be at
least 30 mm (1 3/16 in.) in diameter.
30 mm
(1 3/16 in.)
or wider
Less than
6.0 mm
(1/4 in.)
Mounting
screw
Before Using the VB-C10/VB-C10R
Using the Wide-angle Converter (VB-C10)
The optional Wide-angle Converter WL-37 can be used to provide wide-angle shots (approx.
0.74× the normal focal distance).
Mount the wide-angle converter correctly so that it is level and fitted securely onto the camera.
When mounted correctly, the wide-angle converter should turn roughly 3 times before stopping.
Installation
Wide-angle Converter
a WARNING:
The Wide-angle Converter WL-37 is designed specifically for the VB-C10 and cannot
be used on the VB-C10R. If the converter is used on the VB-C10R, the mount will gradually
loosen and the converter will fall off the camera.
Note
● The camera may not operate correctly if a wide-angle converter other than the
WL-37 is used.
● The permissible range of camera installation angles with the wide-angle converter
mounted on the camera is ±15° from the horizontal.
● When the Wide-angle Converter has been set for use in “Camera Settings” (→
P.3-11), the pan and tilt values change for the three functions listed below. If the
Wide-angle Converter is to be used, pan and tilt values must be determined after
the use of the Wide-angle Converter has been set in “Camera Settings”.
• Home position setting (→ P.3-12)
• View restrictions (→ P.3-12)
• Preset settings (→ P.3-15)
2-3
Before Using the VB-C10/VB-C10R
Connecting the Components
(Rear of main unit)
AC cable
Hub
PC
External output device
*
LAN cable
External input device
(sensor, etc.)
AC adapter
Cables for external device
* Remove some insulation at the end of the external device cable and insert it into the plug for the
external device, then secure it by tightening the screws. See page 6-2 for examples of external
device connections.
Turning the Power ON and OFF
The VB-C10/VB-C10R itself does not have a power switch. You can switch the VB-C10/VB-C10R
on by plugging the AC adapter into a wall outlet. When power to the VB-C10/VB-C10R is switched
on, the Camera LED turns green.
Main unit
to AC outlet
AC adapter
AC cable
Note
2-4
● The camera head position is automatically initialized when the power supply is
turned ON from OFF.
● Never touch the camera head during initialization as this could prevent
successful initialization and cause faults.
● Wait at least five seconds before turning the power back on after shutting it off.
Turning it on too quickly may result in a malfunction. Observe the precautions
given in “a Safe Use of Equipment/a IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS”
(→ P.ix).
● If the picture recording function (→ P.3-16) is being used, shutting off the
power or restarting the VB-C10/VB-C10R will cause all pictures to be deleted.
Sample Network Configurations
This section describes some typical installation modes for the VB-C10/VB-C10R.
Be sure to assign a fixed IP address to the VB-C10/VB-C10R.
Sample LAN Environment Configuration
Provide the appropriate
server as required:
Installation
● HTTP (WWW)
VB-C10
VB-C10R
Server
Viewer PC
Router
Router
Viewer PC
This example shows the VB-C10/VB-C10R connected to a LAN by Ethernet. In this configuration,
videos can be seen by viewers in the same Ethernet segment as the VB-C10/VB-C10R and by
viewers with access to that segment.
Sample Configuration in an ISP Environment
Servers
Modem
Provide the appropriate
server as required:
● HTTP (WWW)
Analog line
Viewer PC
Internet
ISDN/
Router
leased line/ADSL, etc
ISDN/
leased line/ADSL, etc
Viewer PC
Router
Client receiving
images
Server sending
images
VB-C10/VB-C10R
This example shows an environment in which the VB-C10/VB-C10R is connected to an ISP (Internet
service provider). In this configuration, videos can be seen by viewers capable of accessing the
ISP.
Bidirectional communication is required between the VB-C10/VB-C10R and the ISP, and a fixed
IP address must be set for the VB-C10/VB-C10R.
2-5
2-6
Chapter
Setup Procedures
This chapter describes the procedures from the initial setup
of the VB-C10/VB-C10R through to operation checking and
the method for specifying detailed settings.
The VB Administration Tools described in Chapter 4 provide
a convenient way to set view restrictions and presets.
Preparations for Initial Setup
Once the initial setup has been completed and operation has been verified, the VB-C10/VB-C10R
can be used immediately. The diagram below shows an example of P2P connection between
the VB-C10/VB-C10R and a PC.
Installation Example
VB-C10
LAN cable
Hub
Installation Procedure
1. As shown in the diagram above, the VB-C10/VB-C10R is connected to a PC via a
hub and LAN cables (10Base-T/100Base-TX).
At this stage, please do not connect the AC adapter to the VB-C10/VB-C10R yet.
Note
2. Perform initial settings on the VB-C10/VB-C10R. (→ next page)
3. Check operation (→ P.3-6).
Check to be sure Internet Explorer 4.01 or later has been installed.
Note
3-2
Initial Setup
1. Turn on the PC’s power switch.
The AC adapter must not yet be connected to the VB-C10/VB-C10R at this stage.
2. Insert the CD-ROM that was supplied with the VB-C10/VB-C10R into the PC’s
CD-ROM drive, and start up the “VBIPI.exe” program as follows:
1 Double-click My Computer on the desktop.
When using Windows XP, click on the “Start” button, then click “My Computer”.
2 When the CD-ROM icon appears, double-click this icon, then double-click “VBIPI.exe”.
Setup Procedures
3. When the “VB-C10/VB-C10R IP Installer” dialog box appears, connect the AC
adapter to the VB-C10/VB-C10R and turn on the power.
See “Turning the Power ON and OFF” (→ P.2-4) for how to turn on power to the VB-C10/VBC10R.
4. The VB-C10/VB-C10R’s MAC address and the currently set IP address are
displayed in the “VB-C10/VB-C10R IP Installer” dialog box.
Select a MAC address by clicking on it, then click the “Setup IP Address...” button.
Tip
● The MAC address for this unit is shown on the bottom of the VB-C10/VB-C10R
(→ P.1-11).
● The IP address 192.168.100.1 is used as the factory default setting. Please set an
IP address that suits the environment in which the VB-C10/VB-C10R is to be used.
● Internet Explorer 4.01 or later is required for the IP Installer operating environment.
3-3
Initial Setup
5. When the “Setup IP Address” dialog box appears, enter the new IP address,
user name, and password. Then click the “OK” button.
New IP address: 192.168.101.7
User name: root
Password: VB-C10 (default setting)
The values shown here are examples only.*
* The user name cannot be changed.
* The factory default password for both the VB-C10 and the VB-C10R is “VB-C10”.
* The password can be changed at any time on the System/Network settings page (→ P.3-9).
6. The IP address that was set is displayed.
When the IP address is successfully set, it is displayed in the “VB-C10/VB-C10R IP Installer”
dialog box.
Click “Exit” to exit “VBIPI.exe.”
Note
● The IP address “192.168.101.7” is given as an example. However, the actual IP
address must be changed to match your system settings.
● Be careful to distinguish between lower-case and upper-case letters in order to
accurately enter the user name and password.
● The user name is fixed at “root” for both the VB-C10 and VB-C10R. It cannot be
changed.
● For reasons of system security, we recommend that you change the administrator
password at regular intervals.
● If network setting values are not known, please consult with the network
administrator.
● To cancel an IP address setting, click the “Cancel” button in the “Setup IP Address”
dialog box.
7. Follow steps 1 - 3 below to launch the browser and enter your user name
and password.
1 Launch the browser and enter the following URL:
http://192.168.101.7/admin/
3-4
Initial Setup
2 Enter the user name and password.
User name: root
Password: VB-C10 (default setting)
Setup Procedures
3 The settings title page is displayed.
Initial settings are now complete.
3-5
Checking Operation
When you have completed the initial setup, check that the VB-C10/VB-C10R works normally. Use
the sample page to simplify checking.
1. Access the sample page from the Web browser.
Example) http://192.168.101.7/sample/
Enter the value you have specified in the Initial Setup (→ P.3-3) as the IP address
(192.168.101.7).
Note
The IP address “192.168.101.7” is given as an example. However, the actual IP
address must be changed to match your system settings.
2. Click on each sample page.
If the sample page appears and the video is displayed, the VB-C10/VB-C10R is operating
normally.
* The Helper Viewer must be installed in order to appear “Helper Sample”.
Install the Helper Viewer from “MonSetup.exe” on the supplied CD-ROM.
Sample page
Example of the Java Viewer
* The picture displayed in the
viewer is an example.
We recommend that you make panorama picture settings (→ P.4-7).
Tip
3-6
Detail Settings
Accessing the Settings Title Page
The various settings on the VB-C10/VB-C10R are specified by using a browser to access Web
pages on the VB-C10/VB-C10R. You begin by accessing the Settings Title Page.
Note
This manual uses the IP address 192.168.100.1 (the factory default setting) below as
an example to describe the detail settings. Please enter the actual IP address that is
set in your VB-C10/VB-C10R.
Setup Procedures
1. Use the browser to access http://192.168.100.1/admin.
Use the IP address specified in “Initial Setup” (→ P.3-3).
2. Enter the user name and password.
You are now asked for your user name and password. In the factory default settings, the
user name is “root” and the password is “VB-C10” for both the VB-C10 and VB-C10R.
Enter these settings.
* The password can be changed at any time on the System/Network settings page (→ P.3-9).
Settings Title Page
3-7
Detail Settings
Settings Title Page
The various settings on the VB-C10/VB-C10R are specified by using a browser to access Web
pages on theVB-C10/VB-C10R. From this title page, you can move to each settings pages.
Settings Title Page for VB-C10/VB-C10R
“Japanese” button
Click this button to display the settings page in Japanese.
The button then changes to “English” and switches the display
back to English when clicked.
Clicking on the titles displays
each setting pages.
Note
● Do not open multiple browser windows at the same time to change settings in
parallel.
● Do not use the “Back” and “Forward” buttons in your browser to move between
settings pages. Due to the effects of caching, there are possibilities that an old
settings page will appear, settings will return to their original values, or unintended
changes will occur.
● Those settings that require the VB-C10/VB-C10R to be restarted for the changes
to take effect are marked with a red tick.
● When using the VB-C10/VB-C10R to record pictures (→ P.3-16), all recorded still
pictures are deleted when the VB-C10/VB-C10R is rebooted.
3-8
Detail Settings
System/Network Settings Page
This page is used to make Ethernet and password settings for the administrator.
Root Account
“Password”
Set the password here. Up to 8 alphanumeric characters,
including upper- and lower-case letters, hyphens and
underscores, can be used.
“Confirm Password”
Enter the same password as above to confirm it.
Setup Procedures
Ethernet
“IP Address”
Enter the IP address you want to assign to VB-C10/VB-C10R.
“Subnet Mask”
Enter the subnet mask specified for the network to be
connected.
“Default Gateway Address”
Set this item when you want to connect to a different
segment within the Intranet or a wide area network such as
the Internet.
*Contact the network administrator for the IP address,
subnet mask, and default gateway address settings.
Note
● Assign a fixed IP address to the VB-C10/VB-C10R.
● For system security reasons, we recommend that you change the root account at
regular intervals.
● If you have forgotten the password, press the Reset switch and restore the factory
default settings (→ P.8-5).
Click the “OK” button to change the settings. To discard the changes, click the “Cancel”
button. This returns you to the settings title page.
3-9
Detail Settings
Date/Time Settings Page
This page is used to make date and time settings.
Date and Time
“Current Camera Time”
Displays the date and time currently set on the VB-C10/VBC10R.
“New Camera Time”
One of three methods can be selected: “Synchronize with
computer time”, “Synchronize with NTP server”, or “Set
manually”.
“Synchronize with computer time”
Sets to the date and time of the computer currently
accessing the VB-C10/VB-C10R via a Web browser.
“Synchronize with NTP server”
Sets to the date and time of the NTP server when the
IP address of an NTP server has been entered.
“Set manually”
Select this item when the date and time is to be manually
entered. In the Date field, enter the year, month, and
day in yyyy-mm-dd format; in the Time field, enter the
time in hh:mm:ss 24-hour format.
For example, for January 1, 2002, 1:05:09 a.m., enter
“2002-01-01” and “01:05:09”.
“Time Zone”
Since the factory default setting uses Japan Standard Time,
please select the appropriate time zone from the list.
Note
When selecting “Synchronize with NTP server”, enter the correct NTP server IP
address to be sure the date and time are changed correctly.
Click the “OK” button to change the settings. To discard the changes, click the “Cancel”
button. This returns you to the settings title page.
3-10
Detail Settings
Camera Settings Page
Use this page to set the camera control parameters and the video capture size and video quality.
Using VB Administration Tools is a convenient way to set view restrictions (→ P.4-12).
“Wide Converter”
Select “Used” when a wide-angle converter is mounted on
the camera.
“Video Capture Size”
The available settings are 640 × 480, 320 × 240 and 160 ×
120.
Setup Procedures
Camera Settings
“Camera Name”
Used in the camera selection bar in the WebView Livescope
Viewer.
“Video Quality”
Select an adjustment setting between 1 and 5. Higher values
give better video quality but a slower frame rate since the
amount of video data increases.
* With the VB-C10R, the displayed pan and tilt values
change.
3-11
Detail Settings
“Home Position”
Specify the camera settings to be used at startup. The
Pan, Tilt, and Zoom settings are valid when “Return to
Home Position when nobody has a control privilege” is
enabled.
“Pan”
Sets the pan position for the camera.
“Tilt”
Sets the tilt position for the camera.
“Zoom”
Sets the value for the camera’s angle of zoom.
“Brightness”
Sets the target value for the camera’s auto exposure
feature. Select “Brighter” if the picture is darker due
to backlight or other factor.
“Shutter Speed”
Sets the camera shutter speed. Select Auto, 1/60 or
1/100.
“View Restriction”
If you tick the “Apply view restriction” option, the settings
below are enabled. Use this setting to prevent clients
from seeing certain camera angles. View restrictions
are conveniently set using VB Administration Tools
(→ P.4-12).
“Focus Mode”
Sets the focusing mode for the camera.
Select “Auto”, “Auto (for domes)”, or “Fixed at infinity”.
When the VB-C10/VB-C10R is used with an outdoor
housing, focusing on the wall of the outdoor housing
can be avoided if the Focus mode is set to “Auto (for
domes)”.
“Upper value, Lower value, Left value, Right value”
Sets the visible range to be provided to the user.
*Set the values so that Upper value > Lower value,
and Left value < Right value.
“Telephoto, Wide-angle”
Sets the zoom angles provided to users.
*Set the values so that the Telephoto <
= Wide-angle.
Click the “OK” button to change the settings. To discard the changes, click the “Cancel”
button. This returns you to the settings title page.
Note
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View restrictions can be set visually and more easily from the VB Administration
Tools. Please use the VB Administration Tools for making settings (→ P.4-12).
Detail Settings
View Restriction Settings
You can set the visible range by restricting the camera pan, tilt and zoom ratio (field of view angle)
settings.
Controllable range and Video Capture Range
Field of view at the
maximum wide-angle setting
0°
+
Extent of pan control
Setup Procedures
Extent of tilt control
Maximum vertical extent
of the video capture range
-
+
Maximum horizontal extent of the video capture range -
The view restriction specifies the visible range. The visible range is larger than the area in which
pan and tilt can be controlled.
Note
Do not attempt to manually change the camera head angle.
If the camera head is accidentally moved by hand or other objects
touching it, be sure to restart the VB-C10/VB-C10R by turning the
power supply OFF then ON again. The deviation from the position
that the VB-C10/VB-C10R memorizes will be corrected and the
operation will be back in order.
Range of Camera Head Movement
The figures below show the range of camera head movement from a horizontal position.
+90°
+100°
-100°
+10°
+170°
-30°
-170°
VB-C10
-90° VB-C10R
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Detail Settings
Tip
About view restriction
● Pan and tilt range varies with the zoom ratio (field of view angle).
When you set the view
restriction, the angles of
camera movement are
automatically restricted.
If the zoom is set to wide-angle
and the angle of camera movement
remains the same, video capture
extends beyond the permitted range.
Consequently, the angle of movement
is automatically reduced.
Restricted range of visibility
Angle of camera movement
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If the visible range is exceeded because the zoom is set to wide range, the camera
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● If the visible range is restricted, the zooming range may also be restricted.
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Detail Settings
Preset Settings Page
Use this page to specify the settings for preset camera positions provided to viewers.
Using VB Administration Tools is a convenient way to set presets (→ P.4-17).
Common Settings
“Restrict Camera Control to Presets”
VB-C10/VB-C10R camera control using Helper Viewer and
Java Viewer can be restricted to the preset angle only.
“Preset Name”
Enter a name consisting of up to 15 alphanumeric
characters.
“Camera Parameter”
Enter the center angle between the angles you want to set
for Pan and Tilt. Enter the viewing angle for zoom.
Setup Procedures
Presets 1-8
Up to 8 presets can be specified.
“Application”
Use these options to specify whether this preset can be used
only for picture recording (→ P.3-16) or is also made available
in WebView Livescope Viewer. If it is also provided in
WebView Livescope Viewer, always specify the preset name.
“Pan”
Sets the pan position for the camera.
“Tilt”
Sets the tilt position for the camera.
“Zoom”
Sets the value for the camera’s angle of zoom.
“Brightness”
Sets the target value for the camera’s auto exposure
feature. Select “Brighter” if the picture is darker due to
backlight or other factor.
Click the “OK” button to change the settings. To discard the changes, click the “Cancel”
button. This returns you to the settings title page.
Changes in presets are not applied in the viewer while it is connected.
Note
Tip
Presets can be set visually and more easily from the VB Administration Tools. Please
use the VB Administration Tools for making settings (→ P.4-17).
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Detail Settings
Picture Recording and External Device I/O Settings Page
Use this page to specify the operating condition for the picture recording function. Settings on this
page can be used to record still pictures in response to inputs from an external device (sensor,
etc.) and based on a predetermined schedule. See Chapter 6, “Using the Picture Recording
Function” (→ P.6-2) for detailed operating examples.
External Device Input
“Record pictures in response to external inputs”
Tick this option to record pictures when an input is
detected from an external device.
“Record still pictures unconditionally for every external
input event/ Record still pictures for validated external
input events during the Start-Stop times specified below”
Select “Record still pictures unconditionally for every
external input event” if pictures are to be recorded at
any time when an input is received from an external
device. If pictures are to be recorded only during
specified periods, select “Record still pictures for
validated external input events during the Start-Stop
times specified below” and set the start time, day of the
week, etc.
“Start/Stop”
Set the time when picture recording is to start and
when it is to stop.
*“Start” and “Stop” cannot be set to the same time.
“Pre-event Recording”/”Post-event Recording”
Specify how pictures are to be recorded before and after
an event is detected from an external device. There is “Preevent Recording”, for recording pictures prior to events from
an external device, and “Post-event Recording”, for recording
pictures following events. Be sure to enter at least one of
these.
If “Pre-event Recording” or “Post-event Recording” are used,
specify the interval between picture recording in 1-sec. units
or 0.1-sec. units, and enter the number of pictures to be
recorded.
“Day”
Select the day of the week when pictures are to be
recorded. Picture recording will occur on the selected
day of the week for the period from “Start time” to
“Stop time”.
“ON event (OPEN to CLOSE)”
Pictures are recorded when ON events are detected
from an external device.
“OFF event (CLOSE to OPEN)”
Pictures are recorded when OFF events are detected
from an external device.
“Camera Position”
Select the angle to be used in Post-event Recording. Select
“Not Specified” or from Preset 1 to 8 (→ P.3-15).
Note
Tip
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● When recording pictures, if you turn off the VB-C10/VB-C10R’s power switch and
then reboot it, all recorded still pictures will be deleted.
● Depending on the operating status of the VB-C10/VB-C10R, still pictures may not
be recorded according to the specified intervals and the number of pictures to be
recorded. Please check the actual operation after the settings have been made.
● See “Picture Recording triggered by External Devices” (→ P.3-18).
● When recording pictures, it is convenient to do so in combination with VBCollector,
which automatically collects recorded still pictures (→ P.6-6).
Detail Settings
Schedule
“Record pictures according to a schedule”
When this is selected, pictures are recorded at the interval
set below. The interval can be set for every 1 to 59
seconds, every 1 to 59 minutes, or every 1 to 24 hours.
“Camera Position”
Select the angle to be used when recording pictures.
Select “Not Specified” or from Preset 1 to 8 (→ P.315).
“Camera Stabilization Time”
The time set here is the time allowed for camera
operation to stabilize before it starts recording pictures.
Maximum setting is 10 seconds, enter an integer
between 0 and 10.
* “External Device Input” and “Schedule” cannot be used together.
Note
● The maximum memory capacity that can be used for recording pictures is
approximately 5 MB. Available space can be checked with the Administration Tools
settings page (→ P.3-22).
● Recorded pictures are deleted when power to the VB-C10/VB-C10R is shut off
or the VB-C10/VB-C10R is restarted. Please use VBCollector to collect recorded
pictures (→ P.6-6).
● Recorded pictures are not overwritten. Once the recording picture memory
(approximately 5 MB) becomes full, recording stops. Use the Administration Tools
Settings Page (→ P.3-22) to delete recorded pictures.
Setup Procedures
External Device Names
Set names for the external input/output devices used in
WebView Livescope MV.
Be sure to enter the device name.
Click the “OK” button to change the settings. To discard the changes, click the “Cancel”
button. This returns you to the settings title page.
Tip
The amount of data for a still picture varies depending on the settings for video capture
size and video quality (→ P.3-11), and the subject. As a guide, approximately 5-10
KB is the standard when the video capture size is set to 320 × 240 and the video
quality is set to 3 (In some cases this may be exceeded). To check the amount of
data for a still picture, select “View” - “Video information” from the menu after you
start up the Helper Viewer, then check the “Size” value.
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Detail Settings
Picture Recording triggered by External Devices
Tip
ON
OFF
Picture Recording A B
C D
● Pictures can be recorded in response to ON/OFF events detected from an
external device.
OFF
ON
A: Pre-event recording for an ON event
ON
OFF
C: Pre-event recording for an OFF event
OFF
ON
B: Post-event recording for an ON event
ON
OFF
D: Post-event recording for an OFF event
● For A and C, recording is controlled to the pre-event recording time, and for B
and D, it is controlled to the post-event recording time.
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Detail Settings
Access Control Settings Page
From this page, you can permit access to the VB-C10/VB-C10R to specific authorized users only.
Unauthorized clients’ access is prohibited.
Authorized User Account
“Authorized User List”
Only accounts registered in this list are permitted to
connect to the VB-C10/VB-C10R. Up to 20 users can
be registered.
“Delete”
Select a user account and click the delete button to
remove the user from the list.
“Access permitted to listed users only”
When this option is ticked, only users registered in the
list are permitted to connect to the VB-C10/VB-C10R.
Setup Procedures
“Add”
You can add authorized users to the list by entering
their account name and password.
Click the “OK” button to change the settings. To discard the changes, click the “Cancel”
button. This returns you to the settings title page.
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Detail Settings
WebView Livescope Setting Settings Page
Make the various settings such as the number of simultaneous clients, frame rate, and maximum
camera control time.
WebView Livescope
“Video Transmission Port”
Set a TCP port number to be used for transmitting videos
between the VB-C10/VB-C10R and the WebView
Livescope Viewer. Enter an integer between 1 and
65535. The default setting is 65310.
“Camera Control Port”
Set a TCP port number to be used for controlling the
camera between the VB-C10/VB-C10R and the WebView
Livescope Viewer. Enter an integer between 1 and
65535. The default setting is 65311.
“Maximum Number of Clients”
Sets the maximum number of clients that can
simultaneously be connected using the WebView
Livescope Viewer. Enter an integer between 1 and 20.
“Restrict Service Time”
When you want to set a time for videos to be
distributed to the WebView Livescope Viewer, select
this option, and specify the Start and Stop times.
With Admin Viewer, connections can also be made
and videos viewed at times other than those set
(→ P.4-24).
“Control Queue Length”
Sets the length of the queue when multiple clients are
waiting for control privilege under the WebView
Livescope Viewer. Enter an integer between 0 and 20.
The maximum number is 20. When set to “0”, only the
Admin Viewer is permitted to control the camera.
“Maximum Frame Rate (fps)”
Sets the maximum number of frames captured per
second. Enter a number between 0.1 and 30. The
maximum frame rate is 30 fps.
“Maximum View Time (sec)”
Sets the maximum time the clients can view videos using
the WebView Livescope Viewer. Enter an integer
between 0 and 65535. A setting of 0 disables the time
limitation (unlimited connection time).
“Maximum Camera Control Time (sec)”
Sets the maximum time one client can keep the camera
control privilege using the WebView Livescope Viewer.
Enter an integer between 1 and 3600. The maximum
control time is 3600 seconds.
“Camera Stabilization Time (msec.)”
When the GetStillImage command (→ P.5-24) has been
requested, this setting specifies the delay to allow the
camera to stabilize before still picture is captured. Enter
an integer between 1 and 10000. The maximum delay is
10000 milliseconds.
Click the “OK” button to change the settings. To discard the changes, click the “Cancel”
button. This returns you to the settings title page.
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Detail Settings
Miscellaneous Settings Page
Use this page to specify various other settings.
HTTP Server
“HTTP Port”
Sets the TCP port number for the HTTP. Enter an integer
between 1 and 65535. The default setting is No. 80.
“Global Address for Web Pages”
If a private address has been set in the VB-C10/VB-C10R
and you want to use the router’s NAT function to have a
fixed global address assigned to the VB-C10/VB-C10R
(→ P.5-26), enter a global address here so that you can
view the sample pages (→ P.5-6).
“Target IP Address”
Enter the IP Address of the host to which the packet is
to be sent.
“Interval (min.)”
Specify the packet transmission interval in minutes. Enter
an integer between 1 and 60.
Setup Procedures
Connection Keeping
“Send packet regularly”
When this is selected, an ICMP Echo packet is
transmitted periodically to a specified address in order
to maintain the network connection.
IP Installer
“Use IP Installer”
When this is selected, the VB-C10/VB-C10R’s IP address
can be set using the “VBIPI.exe” program contained on
the supplied CD-ROM.
In the factory default settings, this item is selected.
Click the “OK” button to change the settings. To discard the changes, click the “Cancel”
button. This returns you to the settings title page.
Note
For the packet target address in the connection function, we recommend that you
consider the impact on traffic conditions and set the IP address that is nearest after
the auto dial-up router.
Router
Internet
ISDN/leased line/
ADSL, etc
VB-C10/VB-C10R
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Detail Settings
Administration Tools Settings Page
On-board File System Information
The On-board File System Information displays the used
space, free space and capacity (used space + free space)
in bytes.
Recorded Picture Information and Manipulation
The picture recording status and the number of recorded
pictures are displayed. Also, all recorded still pictures can
be deleted by clicking the “Delete” button.
Miscellaneous
“View Log Events”
Click the “View” button to see the historical log files of the
VB-C10/VB-C10R’s operation, viewers, etc.
“View Current Settings”
Displays a list of the current settings when the “View” button
is clicked.
“Reboot”
The VB-C10/VB-C10R will start again when the “Reboot”
button is clicked.
“Restore Settings”
When the “Restore” button is clicked, all settings on the
VB-C10/VB-C10R, except for network-related settings such
as the IP address, subnet mask, and default gateway
address, are restored to the factory default settings.
Note
● When the Reset switch on the rear of the VB-C10/VB-C10R is pressed, all settings
including the IP address are returned to the factory default settings (→ P.8-5).
● Since the work area for the VB-C10/VB-C10R is included in the free space on the
on-board file system, files may not be created when the free space becomes
approximately 100KB (→ P.5-8).
Click the “Cancel” button to exit from this page. This returns you to the settings title
page.
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Chapter
VB Administration Tools
This chapter describes how to use the VB Administration
Tools in order to create panoramas, set view restrictions,
make presets, view logs, and use the Admin Viewer. Although
view restriction and preset settings can be made following the
procedures described in Chapter 3, the VB Administration
Tools and their more visual environment make the settings
much easier.
Overview of VB Administration Tools
VB Administration Tools is an application that simplifies the management and operation of the
VB-C10/VB-C10R.
VB Administration Tools comprises “VBAdmin Startup Panel” and “Panorama Creation Tool,”
“View Restriction Tool,” “Preset Setting Tool,” “Log Viewer,” and “Admin Viewer” applications.
Operations such as setting the VB-C10/VB-C10R or viewing pictures from a remote location with
special privilege, checking operating status or obtaining logs are easily performed through the
Internet or Intranet.
VB-C10
VB-C10R
Remote operation, setting, and information gathering
are possible through the Internet/Intranet.
Taking panorama pictures
Setting view restrictions
Setting presets
Viewing logs
Privileged viewing and operation
VBAdmin Startup Panel (→ P.4-4)
This is the main panel of VB Administration Tools. The tools
are started up from this panel. Install VB Administration Tools
first from the supplied CD-ROM.
Panorama Creation Tool (→ P.4-7)
This tool is used to take or create panorama pictures.
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Overview of VB Administration Tools
View Restriction Tool (→ P.4-12)
This tool enables easier, more visual setting of view
restrictions. Restrictions can be set by operating the mouse
while referring to panorama previews.
VB Administration Tools
Preset Setting Tool (→ P.4-17)
This tool enables easier, more visual setting of camera preset
positions. Presets can be set by operating the mouse while
referring to panorama previews.
Log Viewer (→ P.4-22)
This tool enables viewing of operation status logs that are
output to the VB-C10/VB-C10R.
Admin Viewer (→ P.4-24)
This tool has a special privilege aimed at administrators of the
VB-C10/VB-C10R. Use it when setting presets, view
restrictions, etc.
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Installing VB Administration Tools
Install VB Administration Tools from the CD-ROM supplied with the VB-C10/VB-C10R.
VB Administration Tools require that Microsoft Internet Explorer 5 or later be installed.
Note
1. Turn on the power to the PC.
If power to the PC is already on and Windows is running, exit all other applications before
installing VB Administration Tools.
2. Insert the CD-ROM supplied with the VB-C10/VB-C10R into the PC’s CD-ROM
drive, and follow the procedure below.
1 Double-click “My Computer” on the desktop.
When using Windows XP, click on the “Start” button, then click “My Computer”.
2 When the CD-ROM icon appears, double-click this icon, then double-click “AdmSetup exe.”
3. Perform the installation following instructions on the screen.
4. Complete installation.
When installation is complete, two icons are created on the desktop: “VB Admin Tools” and
“Admin Viewer”.
Also, When [Program]-[WebView Livescope] is selected from
the Start menu, two shortcuts are created in the same way.
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Starting Up VB Administration Tools
VB Administration Tools can be started up using the icon created on the desktop or by selecting it
from the Start menu.
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To Start Up...
1. If you are starting up a tool from the VBAdmin
Startup Panel, either double-click the “VB Admin
Tools” desktop icon or choose “VB Admin
Tools” from the Start menu.
VB Administration Tools
2. When VB Administration Tools starts up, the
“Server Setting” dialog box appears.
To use VB Administration Tools, it must first be
connected to the VB-C10/VB-C10R.
Enter the required information in the fields and click
the “OK” button.
● Host Name
Specify the IP address or host name.
● Administrator Account : root
Enter “root” as the administrator account. (This cannot be changed.)
● Administrator Password
Enter the administrator password that has been set on page 3-9. (The default setting is
“VB-C10” for both the VB-C10 and VB-C10R.)
● HTTP Port
Enter the HTTP port number that has been set in the VB-C10/VB-C10R. (The default
setting is 80.)
● URL for settings : admin
Enter “admin” as the administrator URL. (This cannot be changed.)
● Proxy
Please consult with the network administrator for proxy settings.
“Use HTTP Proxy Server”
Select this item if the connection to the VB-C10/VB-C10R is to pass through a proxy server.
“Host Name”
Specify the host name or IP address of the proxy server.
“Port”
Enter the port number of the proxy server. (The default setting is 8080.)
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Starting Up VB Administration Tools
3. The VBAdmin Startup Panel starts up.
The five tools—“Panorama Creation Tool”, “View Restriction Tool”, “Preset Setting Tool”, “Log
Viewer”, and “Admin Viewer”—can be started up from the Startup Panel by clicking on the
each button.
If the connection is disconnected after the VBAdmin Startup Panel has started up, choose
“Connect” from the File menu. The “Server Setting” dialog box then appears.
Tip
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● The “Panorama Creation Tool”, “View Restriction Tool”, and “Preset Setting Tool”
cannot be started up simultaneously. “Log Viewer” and “Admin Viewer” can be
started up at the same time.
● If the connection to the VB-C10/VB-C10R is made through a proxy server, the
“Panorama Creation Tool”, “Log Viewer”, and “Admin Viewer” cannot be used.
Panorama Creation Tool
The Panorama Creation Tool is used to take and create panorama pictures for the VB-C10/
VB-C10R. When they have been created, the panorama pictures can be viewed when accessed
from the viewer.
VB Administration Tools
The Panorama Creation Tool is used to
take and create panorama pictures and
save them in the VB-C10/VB-C10R.
Without a panorama picture
With a panorama picture
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Panorama Creation Tool
About the Panorama Creation Tool Display Screen
An overview of the functions of the GUI that is displayed after the Panorama Creation Tool starts
up is described below.
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1 Display Connect Information
Displays the VB-C10/VB-C10R’s connection
information in a dialog box.
5 Panorama picture display
Shows the panorama picture that was
captured.
2 Reload Camera Information button
Recaptures camera information and
panorama information. If VB-C10/VB-C10R
settings were changed after this tool was
started up, this button can be used to get
the latest information.
6 Capture button
Captures panorama pictures.
7 Remove image button
Deletes panorama pictures.
3 Update Panorama Image button
Sends panorama pictures to the VB-C10/
VB-C10R and reloads them.
8 Position of AE Lock switching
Switches AE lock position between
“Center” and “Current position”. The AE
Lock function captures pictures based on
the brightness of the selected position.
4 Captured date display
The date the panorama picture was
captured, if one was recorded, are
displayed here.
9 Backlight adjust switching
This function adjusts backlight. When
switched on, it is effective on images that
are dark due to backlight.
Panorama Creation Tool
Tip
Since the range that can be captured varies with the type of camera, the display
ranges of the panorama pictures are different.
VB-C10 panorama picture
VB-C10R panorama picture
VB Administration Tools
Capturing Panorama Pictures
Note
Since the entire area of panorama picture is captured and displayed during capturing,
if the VB-C10/VB-C10R is accessed from the viewer and pictures are viewed, even
when view restrictions (→ P.3-12) have been set, there is a possibility that third parties
that were originally not intended to see the pictures may see them. Please keep this
sufficiently in mind when capturing and displaying panorama pictures.
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To Capture...
1. Check the AE Lock position and the backlight
adjustment settings, then click the “Capture”
button.
2. Capturing starts.
To stop capturing while it is in progress, click the “Stop”
button.
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Panorama Creation Tool
3. When capturing ends and the picture is
satisfactory, click the “OK” button.
Panorama creation can be discarded, or the AE lock
position or backlight adjustment settings can be
changed by clicking the “Cancel” button. When clicked,
the captured picture is discarded and the initial screen
returns.
To capture the picture again, click “Recapture” button.
Or, a square section in the displayed grid can be
captured again by double-clicking on that section.
Updating/Deleting Panorama Pictures
When capturing ends, the panorama picture is reflected when it is sent to the VB-C10/VB-C10R
and loaded.
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To Update...
Click the “Update Panorama Image” button. Or
choose “Update Panorama Image” from the
Server menu.
When the panorama picture is updated, the VB-C10/
VB-C10R automatically restarts and the connection with
VB Administration Tools is cut. A dialog box asking whether
or not to reconnect to the VB-C10/VB-C10R appears after
the VB-C10/VB-C10R restarts. When the “OK” button is
clicked, reconnection ocucurs. You can exit Panorama
Creation Tool while still connected or without reconnecting
to the VB-C10/VB-C10R.
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To Delete...
Click the “Remove image” button, and then the
“Update Panorama Image” button.
The panorama picture saved in the VB-C10/VB-C10R is
deleted.
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Panorama Creation Tool
Reconnecting
Reconnections are made when a connection with the VB-C10/VB-C10R has been cut.
To make a reconnection, choose “Reconnect” from the
File menu.
Opening/Saving Pictures
Panorama pictures can be opened from picture files or saved as picture files.
VB Administration Tools
To retrieve a picture file and use it for a panorama
picture, choose “Open” from the File menu. When the
dialog box appears, select the file you want to use.
To save a captured panorama picture as a picture file,
choose “Save” from the File menu. When the dialog box
appears, select the folder where the file is to be saved
and enter the file name. In both cases, only the JPEG
format is supported.
Displaying Connection Information
Connection information during connection with the VB-C10/VB-C10R can be displayed.
Choose “Connect Information” from the Server menu
and a dialog box showing the connection information
appears.
The IP address that was set in the VB-C10/VB-C10R is
displayed in the “Host name” (→ P.3-9). The “Video
transmission port” and the “Camera control port” that were
set on page 3-20 and the “HTTP port” that was set on
page 3-21 are all displayed.
Tip
While the Panorama Creation Tool is starting up, the video capture size (→ P.3-11)
automatically becomes 160 × 120. It returns to the original specified size when you
exit this tool.
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View Restriction Tool
The View Restriction Tool is used to set view restriction visually and more easily for the VB-C10/
VB-C10R. The viewing range is simply set using mouse operations such as dragging, while viewing
the panorama picture.
Example:
You want to distribute video of a
tourist site but you want to place
restrictions on the zoom.
→ Set the view restrictions using the
View Restriction Tool.
Only the range that was specified in the
view restriction is displayed in the viewer.
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View Restriction Tool
The View Restriction Tool Display Screen
An overview of the functions of the GUI displayed when the View Restriction Tool is started up is
given below.
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1 Load button
Loads the view restriction values currently set in the VB-C10/VB-C10R.
2 Send button
Sends to the VB-C10/VB-C10R the current view restriction values edited with this tool.
3 Reflect set values button
Reflects in the VB-C10/VB-C10R the view restriction values that were sent by clicking the
“Send” button.
4 Cancel button
This button can be clicked during communication with the VB-C10/VB-C10R to cut the
connection.
5 Panorama Preview
Displays panorama pictures saved in the VB-C10/VB-C10R. The frames that reproduce the
values of all the view restriction settings are displayed on the panorama picture. These frames
can be displayed when “Apply the View Restriction” is selected. Also, dragging operations can
be used to change the shapes of the frames and reflect the changes in the setting values.
● View Restriction Preview frames
“Pan • Tilt Preview Frame (red)” ..................... Currently set Upper • Lower • Left • Right value
restriction area
“Wide-angle Preview Frame (green)” ............. Currently set wide-angle restriction area
“Telephoto Preview Frame (yellow)” ............... Currently set telephoto restriction area
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View Restriction Tool
6 Apply the View Restriction
View restriction settings are applied when this item is selected.
7 View Restriction Values Entry box and Get Value button
The current view restriction settings are displayed in the View Restrictions Value Entry box,
and new values can be entered to change the settings. When the “Get Value” button is clicked,
the current shooting angle of the VB-C10/VB-C10R can be retrieved and reflected in the setting
values.
●View restriction setting values
“Upper value” ...... Value for the upper limit of the view restriction. The upper value of the
VB-C10/VB-C10R’s shooting angle is obtained using the “Get Value” button.
“Lower value” ...... Value for the lower limit of the view restriction. The lower value of the VB-C10/
VB-C10R’s shooting angle is obtained using the “Get Value” button.
“Left value” ......... Value for the left limit of the view restriction. The left value of the VB-C10/
VB-C10R’s shooting angle is obtained using the “Get Value” button.
“Right value” ....... Value for the right limit of the view restriction. The right value of the VB-C10/
VB-C10R’s shooting angle is obtained using the “Get Value” button.
“Telephoto” ......... Value for the telephoto limit of the view restriction. The zoom value of the
VB-C10/VB-C10R’s shooting angle is obtained using the “Get Value” button.
“Wide-angle” ....... Value for the wide-angle limit of the view restriction. The zoom value of
the VB-C10/VB-C10R’s shooting angle is obtained using the “Get Value”
button.
8 Admin Viewer button
This button can be used to start up Admin Viewer.
9 Preview button
Clicking this button allows checking of the set values specified in the View Restriction Values
Entry box with the View Restriction Preview frame.
10 Status List
Displays the results of communication between this tool and the VB-C10/VB-C10R.
Note
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Edited content will not be reflected in the viewer accessed to the VB-C10/VB-C10R
at the stage when the “Send” button is used to send edited content to the VB-C10/
VB-C10R. After confirming the edited content, be sure to use the “Reflect set values”
button to reflect the settings in the VB-C10/VB-C10R.
View Restriction Tool
Setting View Restrictions
View Restrictions can be set in one of two ways. Use the method that suits your environment or
taste.
1: Retrieving values from Admin Viewer and changing settings
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To Make Settings...
Start up Admin Viewer and set the view restriction from the shooting angle of the VB-C10/
VB-C10R.
1 Select the “Apply the View Restriction”.
Click the “Admin Viewer” button to start it up.
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2 Use Admin Viewer to move the camera angle to
the position you want to set with the Upper,
Lower, Left, Right, Telephoto, and Wide-angle
values, then click the “Get Value” button for
each.
View restrictions set can be checked in the View Restriction
Values Entry box, or with the View Restriction Preview
frame. Set these values so that Upper > Lower, Left <
< Wide-angle.
Right, and Telephoto =
3 Click the “Send” button.
Check the Status List to be sure the values were sent
correctly. Then when the “Reflect set values” button is
clicked, the values will be reflected in the VB-C10/VB-C10R.
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2: Changing Settings from the View Restriction Preview Frame
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To Make Settings...
The View Restriction Preview frame on the panorama picture can be used to set view
restrictions.
1 Select the “Apply the View Restriction”. Set the
view restrictions by using the mouse to move or
change the shape of the “Pan • Tilt Preview Frame
(red)”, “Telephoto Preview Frame (yellow)”, and
“Wide-angle Preview Frame (green)” displayed on
the panorama picture.
When enlarging or reducing the Telephoto Preview and Wideangle Preview frames, however, the vertical:horizontal ratio
is fixed.
2 Click the “Send” button.
Check the Status List to be sure the values were sent
correctly. Then when the “Reflect set values” button is
clicked, the values will be reflected in the VB-C10/VB-C10R.
Tip
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● Since previews using Panorama Preview may be slightly different from the actual
pictures, after the view restrictions have been set, please check to be sure the
viewer correctly reflects the view restrictions in the actual picture. In this event,
since Admin Viewer normally operates the camera irrespective of the view restriction
settings, please choose [View Restriction]-[ON] from the Privilege menu (→ P.426).
● When you want to clear the view restriction settings, remove tick from the “Apply
the View Restriction” check box, click the “Send” and “Reflect set values” buttons
to reflect in the VB-C10/VB-C10R.
● View restriction is not applied to the values with entry boxes left blank even the
“Apply the View Restriction” is selected.
● For details on view restriction settings, see page 3-12.
Preset Setting Tool
The Preset Setting Tool more easily and uniformly sets the preset function of the VB-C10/VB-C10R.
Settings can be made using simple mouse operations such as clicking and dragging while referring
to the panorama picture.
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Setting presets using the Preset
Setting Tool
Reflecting preset settings in the viewer
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Preset Setting Tool Display Screen
An overview of the functions of the GUI that is displayed after the Preset Setting Tool starts up is
described below.
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1 Load button
Loads the VB-C10/VB-C10R’s current preset settings.
2 Send button
Sends to the VB-C10/VB-C10R the current preset settings edited with this tool.
3 Reflect set values button
Reflects in the VB-C10/VB-C10R the preset settings that were sent by clicking the “Send”
button.
4 Cancel button
This button can be clicked during communication with the VB-C10/VB-C10R to cut the
connection.
5 Preset Selection box
Select the preset to be set.
6 For Picture Recording only
Select whether or not settings are to be used with the viewer. If selected, presets are used only
when recording pictures; if not selected, presets can be used not only for picture recording but
for the viewer as well.
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7 Panorama Preview
Displays the panorama picture saved in the VB-C10/VB-C10R. A preset preview frame (yellow)
that reproduces the preset values that were set is displayed on the panorama picture. By
dragging this frame to move it or change its shape, or by clicking on the panorama picture, the
changes can be reflected in the setting values.
Also, when a view restriction is set for the VB-C10/VB-C10R, the view restriction frame is
displayed on the panorama picture in blue or red. If the frame is red, this indicates that the
entered preset values are outside the view restriction.
8 Preset Name
A name can be assigned to the presets.
● Preset Settings
“Pan” ............ Sets the pan position for the camera.
“Tilt” .............. Sets the tilt position for the camera.
“Zoom” ......... Sets the value for the camera’s angle of zoom.
● Brightness
Sets the target value for the camera’s auto exposure feature. Select “Brighter” if the picture
is darker due to backlight or other factor.
10 Get Value button
When the “Get Value” button is clicked, the current shooting angle of the VB-C10/VB-C10R is
retrieved and reflected in the settings.
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9 The Preset Values Entry box and the Brightness Selection box
The current preset settings are displayed in the Preset Values Entry box. These values can be
changed by entering new values.
11 Admin Viewer button
This button can be used to start up Admin Viewer.
12 Preview button
Clicking this button allows checking of the set values specified in the Preset Values Entry box
with the Preset Preview frame.
13 Status List
Displays the results of communication between this tool and the VB-C10/VB-C10R.
Note
Edited content will not be reflected in the viewer accessed to the VB-C10/VB-C10R
at the stage when the “Send” button is used to send edited content to the VB-C10/
VB-C10R. After confirming the edited content, be sure to use the “Reflect set values”
button to reflect the settings in the VB-C10/VB-C10R.
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Setting Presets
Presets can be set in one of two ways. Use the method that suits your environment or taste.
1: Retrieving values from Admin Viewer and changing settings
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To Make Settings...
Start up Admin Viewer and set the shooting angle of the VB-C10/VB-C10R as a preset.
1 From the Preset Selection box, select the preset
to be set, and enter the Preset Name.
Click the “Admin Viewer” button to start it up.
2 Use Admin Viewer to move the camera angle to
the position you want to set preset angle, then click
the “Get Value” button.
Preset set can be checked in the Preset Values Entry box,
or with the Preset Preview frame.
3 Click the “Send” button.
Check the Status List to be sure the values were sent
correctly. Then when the “Reflect set values” button is
clicked, the values will be reflected in the VB-C10/VB-C10R.
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2: Changing Settings from the Preset Preview Frame
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To Make Settings...
The Preset Preview frame on the panorama picture can be used to set presets.
1 From the Preset Selection box, select the preset
to be set, and enter the Preset Name.
Set the presets by using the mouse to move or change
the shape of the Preset Preview Frame displayed on the
panorama picture. Also, when the mouse is clicked on the
picture, the Preset Preview Frame moves so that this click
point becomes the center point of the frame.
Check the Status List to be sure the values were sent
correctly. Then when the “Reflect set values” button is
clicked, the values will be reflected in the VB-C10/VB-C10R.
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2 Click the “Send” button.
● If view restrictions are to be used, be sure that the Preset Preview Frame (yellow)
does not protrude outside the View Restriction Frame (blue).
● Since previews using Panorama Preview may be slightly different from the actual
picture, after the presets have been set, please check to be sure the viewer is
correctly reflecting the presets in the actual picture.
● Once presets have been set, they cannot be deleted. If you do not want to these
presets to be used, select “For Picture Recording only” so that the presets cannot
be used in the Helper Viewer. In the Java Viewer, use of the presets can be disabled
by changing the LiveApplet parameters and disabling the Preset Selection box
display.
● For details on preset settings, see page 3-15.
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Log Viewer
The VB-C10/VB-C10R includes a feature that writes operating status to a log file and saves it. Log
Viewer simplifies the reading of log files and provides management and resolution of errors. Log
Viewer not only displays all logs, it is also capable of filtering so that only the required information
is displayed.
Viewing Logs
When Log Viewer is started up from the VBAdmin Startup Panel, it automatically retrieves the
most recent log file and displays the recent logs.
The following content is displayed in the log.
●Code
The log displays error codes. For error codes, refer to page 7-4 of the User’s Manual.
Error codes are displayed with one of four types of icons according to level.
“Information level”
“Error level”
“Warning level”
“Unknown”
●Date & Time
The date and time when the log was generated is displayed.
●Message
Log messages are displayed.
Using selection criteria to display logs
Logs can be filtered according to type, code, or date and time so that only the required information
is displayed.
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To Set Selection Criteria...
1. Choose “Filter” from the View menu.
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2. The Filter dialog box appears. Set the
following selection criteria and click the “OK”
button to display only the logs that match
those criteria.
If filtering is not required, click the “Cancel” button.
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[Error Type]
If logs are to be filtered according to type of error, select the “Specify Type” or “Specify Code”;
if not, select the “Not Specified”.
●Specify Type
Specifying the levels of the logs
From Error, Warning, and Information, select the error levels to be displayed.
Specifying the modules that output the logs
From Application, HTTP Sever, System, and Driver, select the output source modules to be
displayed.
●Specify Code
Specify the error code of the logs. The error codes of the logs are compared to the characters
that are entered and only logs with matching error codes will be displayed. For example, if
“A0” is entered, logs whose error codes start with “A0” will be displayed.
[Date & Time]
●Specify Start Date & Time
Logs generated after the specified date and time can be displayed.
●Specify End Date & Time
Logs generated before the specified date and time can be displayed.
Tip
● There is no log message related to the HTTP server and the driver in the VB-C10/
VB-C10R.
● “Application” and “System” correspond to the log messages list (→ P.7-4).
● Application: Log messages related to applications (→ P.7-4)
These log messages refer to applicaion such as WebView and picture recording.
● System: Log messages related to the system (→ P.7-4)
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Admin Viewer
Admin Viewer is a viewer containing functions for managing the VB-C10/VB-C10R. Compared to
the Helper and Java Viewers, Admin Viewer lets you perform operations such as retrieve exclusive
camera control privileges, ignore view restrictions, and operate external devices.
Starting Up Admin Viewer
Click the “Admin Viewer” on the VBAdmin Startup Panel
Or double-click the “Admin Viewer” icon on the desktop.
When the Admin Livescope window appears, click the “File” then the “Connect”. The “Server
Setting” dialog box appears. Enter the following items:
●Host Name (The IP address set on the VB-C10/VB-C10R, → P.3-4)
●User Name (root, → P.3-4)
●Password (→ P.3-9)
Then click the “OK” button. The video will then be
displayed.
■ Special privileges of Admin Viewer
● Connections are also possible outside service times
(→ P.3-20).
● Connection time is unlimited.
● Exclusive camera control privileges. Invalidates control
privileges held by and requests obtained from other
viewers.
● Ignore view restrictions.
● Operates external devices.
Note
Control Button
Since most operations and settings of Admin Viewer are common with the Helper
Viewer, basic camera control and the like are omitted here. This chapter describes
only the functions and operations that are unique to Admin Viewer.
The manual for the viewer software is provided on the supplied CD-ROM (Mon-E.pdf).
About the special privileges of administrators
Since Admin Viewer has more special privileges than the Helper and Java Viewers,
please keep in mind the following points when using Admin Viewer:
● Since connection time is unlimited, please exit the Viewer after viewing.
● When a camera control privilege has been obtained, Admin Viewer forcibly continues
to obtain this privilege. After viewing, be sure to exit the Viewer or click the “Control”
button again to release these privileges.
● When making settings, keep in mind that images outside the view restrictions are
displayed also in Java and Helper Viewers that are connected simultaneously with
Admin Viewer.
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Operating External Device
Setting Notification of Changes in External Device Input Status
A message box can be displayed in the event a change in the external device input status occurs
due to a sensor connected to the VB-C10/VB-C10R or other factor.
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To Make Settings...
1. Choose “Setup properties” from the View menu.
Check to be sure the “Display notification message for
external device input” check box is selected, then click
the “OK” button.
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2. When the “Setup properties” dialog box appears,
click the “Display option” tab.
A message appears in the event a change occurs in the
external device input status.
Note
If the Admin Viewer is minimized or in full screen mode, the notification message for
external device input appears after the normal display is restored. Also, this message
is not displayed when the “External Device Input” dialog box (→ P.4-26) is displayed.
Displaying and Saving the External Device Input Status
The external device input status can be displayed and, when required, saved as a log.
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To Make Settings...
1. Choose “External Device Input” from the Privilege
menu.
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2. The “External Device Input” dialog box appears.
To save this content as a log, click the “Save” button, then
specify a file name and where it should be saved.
To clear the content in the display, click the “Clear” button.
To close the dialog box, click the “Close” button.
Operating External Device Output
The ON/OFF status of external device output to an external output device such as a light can be
changed.
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To Make Settings...
1. Click “Control” button to retrieve the camera
control privileges, and choose “External Device
Output” from the Privilege menu.
2. The “External Device Output” dialog box appears.
The external device output status can be changed using
the ON/OFF buttons for each terminal.
To close the dialog box, click the “Close” button.
Enabling/Disabling View Restrictions
View restrictions can be enabled or disabled when controlling the camera.
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To Make Settings...
Choose either “ON” or “OFF” for View Restriction
in the Privilege menu.
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Chapter
Creating Web Pages
This chapter describes how to use the VB-C10/VB-C10R to
webcast information.
Picture data can be distributed in various ways, including
displaying video or still pictures and displaying multiple
images on a Web page.
Web Pages for Video Distribution
To distribute picture data by VB-C10/VB-C10R, you create a dedicated Web page. The viewers
that can be used with the VB-C10/VB-C10R are “Java Viewer (with or without camera control
function)” and “Helper Viewer”, and detailed parameters can be specified for each of these. You
need to determine which of these viewers is supported and create the Web page for the viewer.
Dedicated
Web server
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4 Video distribution
Viewer PC
If you select a link requesting video in step 1, a file that includes the IP address information for
the VB-C10/VB-C10R is sent from the Web server in step 2. If you are using the Java Viewer, the
applet is downloaded to the viewer PC from the VB-C10/VB-C10R in response to the request in
step 3 and the video is distributed.
Note
Tip
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The VB-C10/VB-C10R includes a built-in Web server. If the content of Web pages
used for distributing videos is stored onto the flash memory in the VB-C10/VB-C10R,
the VB-C10/VB-C10R can be used alone for distributing Web pages and videos over
the Web. Please refer to page 5-8 for procedures on how to save Web page data.
You can use the Language setting function for the Browser to create a multi-lingual
Web site. For example, if you set the French-language top page as index-fr.html and
the English-language top page as index.html and supply users with a URL address
terminates in slash, such as http://vb-c10/sample/, the server will transmit a file that
corresponds with the language setting for the Browser. For further information on the
Language setting function for the Browser, refer to the Browser Help.
Web Pages for Video Distribution
Features of the Java Viewers
These viewers are supplied as Java applets. They run on Web browsers that are Java-capable,
such as the Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer browsers. The applets are
downloaded from the camera server to the Web browser and are then run by the Web browser.
The features of the Java Viewers are described below.
● Video distribution and camera operation using the WebView-HTTP protocol.
● Penetrate firewalls to access external sites.
● Because they are automatically downloaded, the Java Viewers do not need to
be pre-installed by the client.
● Java Viewers run on a wide variety of platforms.
Creating Web Pages
Tip
Because the Java applets are downloaded using the HTTP protocol when the viewer
starts up, the start up time is longer than the Helper Viewer.
Java Viewer Types
Two Java Viewers are “LiveApplet”, which has video display and camera control functions, and
“Glimpse”, which only has video display functions. Because both viewers use WebView-HTTP as
the transfer protocol, they do not require special settings to penetrate firewalls.
Viewer Types
Viewer Name
Functions
LiveApplet
1 Displays videos from the VB-C10/VB-C10R.
2 Allows camera control.
3 Allows overlays and superimposition of bitmaps in the video frame.
* Because video is not displayed until the viewer has finished
downloading, video display takes longer than with the Helper Viewer.
Glimpse
Allows the video distribution interval to be set.
* Downloading is faster than “LiveApplet” because it has only simple
functions and size is small.
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Web Pages for Video Distribution
Java Viewer
LiveApplet
Video display function
Camera control function
Click
Java Viewer
Glimpse
Video display function
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Panorama Picture
Web Pages for Video Distribution
Features of the Helper Viewer
The Helper Viewer is an application which is launched from a Web browser. Unlike the Java
Viewer, it must be pre-installed on the client's computer. The features of the Helper Viewer are
described below.
● Must be pre-installed, but once installed, start-up time is quick and operation is
stable.
● The Helper Viewer can use WebView-HTTP protocol and can penetrate firewalls
to access external sites. However, this cannot pass through with the WebViewTCP protocol (→ P.5-22).
● Can be run as a stand-alone application.
Creating Web Pages
Click
Panorama Picture
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Viewing Sample Pages
Ready-made video distribution sample pages are provided with the VB-C10/VB-C10R. Follow the
procedure below to view these pages. Refer to these pages when creating your own Web pages.
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Viewing the Pages
1. Launch your Web browser and enter the following URL:
http://192.168.100.1/sample/
* The underlined portion is a sample IP address. Enter the actual IP address that was set on the VB-C10/
VB-C10R.
2. The page shown below appears with links to
the other sample pages. Click on the link to
the sample page you want to view.
Examples of sample pages
JavaApplet sample 1
JavaApplet sample 2
This is a LiveApplet sample page which distributes
live videos and allows users to control the camera.
This is a sample page which combinines LiveApplet
and Glimpse.
Still picture request page using JavaScript
This is a sample page which displays a live still picture.
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This section describes how to use the Java Viewers to provide videos. Application examples are
also given.
Using the Java Viewer to Create a Web Page
When you use the Java Viewer, the viewer applet to be used must be incorporated into the Web
page you provide. However, this is not especially difficult. The page can be created using the
HTML normally used to include an applet.
LiveApplet
Creating Web Pages
<applet codebase="http://192.168.100.1/-wvdoc-01-/LiveApplet/"
code="LiveApplet.class" archive="LiveApplet.zip"
width=450 height=380>
<param name=url value="http://192.168.100.1/">
<param name=cabbase value="LiveApplet.cab">
</applet>
Glimpse
<applet codebase="http://192.168.100.1/-wvdoc-01-/Glimpse/"
code="Glimpse.class" archive="Glimpse.zip"
width=160 height=120>
<param name=url value="http://192.168.100.1/">
<param name=cabbase value="Glimpse.cab">
</applet>
Enter the parameters required by the applet between the <applet> -</applet> tags.
Use the <param> tag for parameters other than the common attributes for applets (codebase,
code, archive, width and height).
* The underlined portion is a sample IP address. Enter the actual IP address set for the VB-C10/VB-C10R.
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Saving Web Page Data
The VB-C10/VB-C10R is equipped with a Flash memory where Web page data can be saved.
Data is saved by transfering the data files using FTP. The data is placed as a file under /usr/html/
local.
Device
On-board flash
memoly
Note
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File system
(accessed by an ftp client)
URL
(accessed from a Web browser)
ftp://IP address/usr/html/local
http://IP address/local/
● To use a Web browser as an FTP client:
Insert “root:password@” before the IP address, as in “ftp://root:password@192.168.100.1/
usr/html/local/”. The VB-C10/VB-C10R does not support anonymous FTP.
● The output performance may be lowered when there is not enough free space on
the on-board file system. Please be sure to place the minimum required amount of
data on the on-board file system (→ P.3-22).
Using the Java Viewer to Distribute Videos
Example of Using the Java Viewer to Create a Web Page
This section describes an example in which the Java Viewer is used to create a Web page.
Use this example to create your own original Web page.
Embed the Java Viewer, and Display a Text in a Separate Frame
1 Frame settings
2 The text displayed in a
separate frame
Tip
Writing IP Addresses
Using the Web server functions built into the VB-C10/VB-C10R, IP addresses can be
expressed as <_I_P_A_D_D_R_> (all upper-case characters, including the angle
brackets) in the three file types (html, wvh and wvp) used by the Web server in the
VB-C10/VB-C10R.
Since <_I_P_A_D_D_R_> is replaced with the actual address when the VB-C10/
VB-C10R is accessed, the Web page does not need to be changed even when the
VB-C10/VB-C10R’s IP address is changed. NAT can also be supported by specifying
a global address for the Web page (→ P.5-26).
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3 Frame with the embedded
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sample.htm
<html>
<head>
<title>SampleSite LiveApplet</title>
</head>
<frameset rows="70,*">
<frame src="header.htm">
<frame src="lvappl.htm">
</frameset>
</html>
2
header.htm
<html>
<head>
<title>LiveApplet comment</title>
</head>
<body>
<center><h1>LiveApplet</h1></center>
</body>
</html>
3
lvappl.htm
<html>
<head>
<title>LiveApplet</title>
</head>
<body>
<applet codebase="http://192.168.100.1/-wvdoc-01-/LiveApplet/"
code="LiveApplet.class" archive="LiveApplet.zip"
width=450 height=380>
<param name=cabbase value="LiveApplet.cab">
<param name=url value="http://192.168.100.1/">
</applet>
</body>
</html>
* The underlined portion is a sample IP address. Enter the actual IP address set for the VB-C10/VB-C10R.
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Using Glimpse and LiveApplet Together
This section describes how to create a Web page that allows clients to use Glimpse to download
quickly and view live video at a low frame rate, and then use LiveApplet to view video at a high
frame rate and control the camera when they find videos they are particularly interested in.
1 Glimpse embedded in the
page
Click the button to display
the page in which LiveApplet
is embedded.
Creating Web Pages
2 Pop-up LiveApplet window
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1
glimps.htm
<html>
<head>
<script language="JavaScript">
<!-function clicked(btn) {
url = btn.name
window.open(url,"LiveApplet","width=490,height=400")
}
// -->
</script>
<title>Glimpse</title>
</head>
<body>
<table>
<form name="form">
<tr><td><center>
<applet codebase="http://192.168.100.1/-wvdoc-01-/Glimpse/"
code="Glimpse.class" archive="Glimpse.zip"
width=160 height=120>
<param name=cabbase value="Glimpse.cab">
<param name=url value="http://192.168.100.1/">
</applet>
</center></td></tr>
<tr><td><center>
<input type="Button" name="popup.htm" value="click me"
onClick="clicked(this)">
</center></td></tr>
</form>
</table>
</body>
</html>
2
popup.htm
<html>
<head>
<title>LiveApplet</title>
</head>
<body>
<center>
<applet codebase="http://192.168.100.1/-wvdoc-01-/LiveApplet/"
code="LiveApplet.class" archive="LiveApplet.zip"
width=450 height=380>
<param name=cabbase value="LiveApplet.cab">
<param name=url
value="http://192.168.100.1/">
</applet>
</center>
</body>
</html>
* The underlined portion is a sample IP address. Enter the actual IP address set for the VB-C10/VB-C10R.
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Providing “LiveApplet” without Camera Control
This section describes how to create a Web page that only displays live video and has no camera
control GUI for situations where you want to prohibit camera control.
<param name=controller_style value="none"> ............................................................ 1
1 specifies the camera control user interface.
“normal”: The usual style.
“preset_only”: Preset operation only is displayed.
“none”: Not displayed.
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<applet ...... width=320 height=240>
Modifying the Startup and Disconnection Screens
You can modify the image files (JPEG or GIF image files) shown in the startup and disconnection
screens.
Nothing Specified
Startup screen
Disconnection screen
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Certain Images Specified
Startup screen
Disconnection screen
If no particular image is specified, the “connecting to hostname” (when the hostname parameter is
specified) or “now connecting” animation is displayed at startup and the “disconnected hostname”
(when the hostname parameter is specified) or “disconnected” is displayed at disconnection.
You can modify the screens to show any image by providing images for the startup and
disconnection screens and setting the parameters. The image size is automatically adjusted to
the size specified in the video_width parameter. The display time for the specified screen at startup
can also be specified.
<param name=open_image value="/local/images/opening.jpg"> ............................. 1
<param name=open_image_time value="3000"> ........................................................ 2
<param name=close_image value="/local/images/closing.jpg"> .............................. 3
1 specifies the file name for the startup image screen.
2 specifies the display time for the startup image screen (in milliseconds).
3 specifies the file name for the disconnection image screen.
Note
Tip
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You must use the absolute path name (name that begins with “/”) to specify the path
for the image file displayed (→ P.5-8).
● At startup, the default character string that is displayed while a connection to the
VB-C10/VB-C10R is being established is “now connecting”, but there is also a
parameter called “connect_msg” for changing this character string. For additional
parameters for changing display character strings, see page 5-17.
● If the user’s service time has been set (→ P.3-20), screen images are not displayed
outside the specified time.
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Displaying the Host Name, Frame Count and Other Information on the Video Screen
1
2
3
<param name=show_fps value="on">
1
<param name=show_counter value="on">
2
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4
<param name=hostname value="CANON">
<param name=show_hostname value="on">
3
<param name=comment value="VB-C10 site">
<param name=show_comment value="on">
4
1 specifies whether the frame rate is displayed on the screen.
“on”: Displayed.
“off”: Not displayed.
2 specifies whether the frame count is displayed on the screen.
“on”: Displayed.
“off”: Not displayed.
3 specifies the host name (any text string) to be displayed on the screen and whether the host
name is displayed.
“on”: Displayed.
“off”: Not displayed.
4 specifies a comment to be displayed on the screen and whether the comment is displayed.
“on”: Displayed.
“off”: Not displayed.
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Displaying Bitmap Images on the Video Screen
Sample transparent GIF
<param name=superimpose value="/local/logos/newlogo.gif,0,0">
* The underlined portion “x,y” specifies the display position. When x,y = 0,0, the image is displayed in the top
left corner. If “x,y” is omitted, the image is displayed in the center of the frame.
Specifying the Background Color
<html>
<body bgcolor=#cccccc>
<applet codebase=http://...code="LiveApplet.class" width=450 height=380>
<param name=url value="http://192.168.100.1">
<param name=bg_color value="#cccccc">
</applet>
</body>
</html>
* The underlined portion is a sample IP address. Enter the actual IP address set for the VB-C10/VB-C10R.
Pasting a Picture to the Background
<param name=bg_image value="/local/images/back.gif"> ........................................ 1
<param name=image_offset value="0,0"> ................................................................... 2
1 specify the displayed picture file.
2 specify to display it at x,y (underlined portion).
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Java Viewer Parameters
You can specify applet parameters to provide an applet tailored to modify the behaviour or
appearance of applets. Refer to the table below to ensure that you thoroughly understand the
parameters.
LiveApplet
Parameter Name
Omissible
Yes
close_image
Yes
You can use this parameter to specify the screen displayed in the video display
window at the time of disconnection. Specify the name of a JPEG or GIF file. If
this parameter is omitted, the default disconnection screen is displayed.
comment
Yes
This parameter specifies the comment text string displayed as an overlay on the
applet. If this parameter is omitted, no comment is displayed.
gui-type
Yes
Specifies whether the panorama window should be pop-up displayed or embedded
in the page. Specify “embed” for making it an embedded display. When specifying
“embed”, the Width and Height of the applet tags must be specified a little larger
(Eg. width=500; height=660).
hostname
Yes
This parameter specifies the host name displayed in the applet. This value is
used as the host name in messages displayed during connection, etc. If this
parameter is omitted, no host name is displayed.
open_image
Yes
You can use this parameter to specify the screen that appears in the video display
window until the first video image appears. Specify the name of a JPEG or GIF
file. If this parameter is omitted, the default startup screen is displayed.
open_image_time
Yes
When a startup screen is specified in the “open_image” parameter, this parameter
specifies the display time. The time is specified in milliseconds (1/1000 sec.),
and the default value is 0. The image is displayed until the first video frame
appears. Values from 0 to 30000 (30 seconds) can be specified.
show_capture
Yes
This function specifies whether the Snapshot button is displayed. Specify “on” or
“off”. The default value is “on”. The button is always displayed unless “off” is
explicitly specified.
show_comment
Yes
This function displays the comment as an overlay on the video image. Specify
“on” or “off”. The default value is “off”.
show_counter
Yes
This function displays the frame count as an overlay on the video image. Specify
“on” or “off”. The default value is “off”.
show_fps
Yes
This function displays the frame rate as an overlay on the video image. Specify
“on” or “off”. The default value is “off”.
show_hostname
Yes
This function displays the host name as an overlay on the video image. Specify
“on” or “off”. The default value is “off”. Note that this parameter is only valid if the
“hostname” parameter is specified.
show_panobutton Yes
Specify whether or not to display the panorama window pop-up button. The default
value is “on”.
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bg_color
Description
Use this parameter to set the background color. The parameter specification format
is“#RRGGBB” (values between 0 and 255 for each component color expressed
as a hexadecimal).
Eg. White: “#FFFFFF”, Grey: “#AAAAAA”, Green: “#00FF00”
If this parameter is omitted, the default background color is used.
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Parameter Name
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Omissible
Description
This function displays a bitmap image as an overlay on the video image. Specify
the image using the “bitmap-filename,x,y” format. Use the GIF format for bitmap
images (transparent GIFs supported). The “x,y” parameters specify the coordinates
of the bitmap image position on the video frame. If “x,y” is omitted, the image is
displayed in the center of the video frame.
superimpose
Yes
url
No
Specify the URL of the HTTP server for applet access. Specify the IP address
and port number that match those specified in the codebase attribute.
video_width
Yes
This parameter specifies the video image display size (in pixels). Specify the
width. The display sizes are 80 to 640, and any value can be set as the width.
The height is calculated as 3/4 of the specified width. Eg. video_width=“240”
(height=240 × 3/4=180.)
auto_connect
Yes
Specifies whether or not connection to the camera server should be established
at the same time that the applet starts up. Select “on” or “off”. When “on” is selected,
connection is established when the applet starts up and moving pictures are
displayed. With “off”, the connection is not established when the applet starts up
and the character string that was specified with the “no_connect_msg” parameter
is displayed. The “connect()” method is called up to establish connections.
bg_image
Yes
The picture displayed in the background of LiveApplet can be specified. A JPEG
or GIF file can be specified. The WebView Livescope logo is not displayed if
specified. If not specified, the default picture is used.
click_action
Yes
Specifies behavior when a moving picture display area is clicked. “pt” specifies
pan and tilt; “none” specifies no reaction. The default is “pt”.
connect_msg
Yes
Specifies the character string that is displayed while connection to the camera
server is being established. The default is “now connecting”.
controller_style
Yes
Specifies the GUI style for controlling the camera. “normal” specifies the usual
GUI style; “preset_only” specifies preset operation only; “none” specifies that the
entire GUI will not be displayed. With “preset_only”, only the Control Start button,
the Camera Control Status window, the Preset Selection bar, and the Snapshot
button are displayed.
disconnect_msg
Yes
Specifies the character string that is displayed when the connection to the camera
server is cut. The default is “disconnected”.
error_msg
Yes
Specifies the character string that is displayed when connection to the camera
server has failed. The default is “can’t connect”.
font_size
Yes
Specifies the display size for connect_msg, disconnect_msg, error_msg,
no_connect_msg, and too_many_msg. The default makes size dependent on
the display area.
image_offset
Yes
Specifies the display position of the picture file specified at bg_image. With the
upper left coordinates of the picture at “0,0” and the right direction given as x and
the down direction as y, image_offset is specified as “x,y”. The default is “335,0”.
no_connect_msg
Yes
Specifies the character string to be displayed following applet startup when
auto_connect is “off”. The default is “no connection”.
overlay_font_color
Yes
Specifies the color of the character string specified for “comment” and “hostname”.
The color is specified at “#RRGGBB”. The default is yellow.
show_logo
Yes
Specifies whether or not the WebView Livescope logo should appear in the upper
right of the screen. It appears if show_logo is “on” and does not appear if it is
“off”.
too_many_msg
Yes
Specifies the character string that is displayed when connection to the camera
server fails because the limit on the number of connections was exceeded. The
default is “too many clients”.
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Glimpse
Parameter Name
Description
comment
Yes
This parameter specifies the comment text string displayed as an overlay on the
applet. If this parameter is omitted, no comment is displayed.
hostname
Yes
This parameter specifies the host name displayed in the applet (alphanumeric
character only). This value is used as the host name in messages displayed
during connection, etc. If this parameter is omitted, no host name is displayed.
show_counter
Yes
This function displays the frame count as an overlay on the video image. Specify
“on” or “off”. The default value is “off”.
show_hostname
Yes
This function displays the host name as an overlay on the video image. Specify
“on” or “off”. The default value is “off”. Note that this parameter is only valid if the
“hostname” parameter is specified.
sleep
Yes
This parameter specifies the interval (in milliseconds) at which the screen is
updated. If this parameter is omitted, the screen is updated at 5-second intervals.
Because the Glimpse applet is designed to be used for displaying multiple sites
as a list, this parameter is provided as a means of reducing the processing load.
Intervals between 0 and 300,000 ms (5 minutes) can be set. If 0 is specified, the
interval is not adjusted.
url
No
Specify the URL of the HTTP server for applet access. Specify the IP address
and port number that match those specified in the codebase attribute.
auto_connect
Yes
Specifies whether or not connection to the camera server should be established
simultaneously with applet startup. Specify either “on” or “off”. When “on”, a
connection is established simultaneously with applet startup; when “off”, no
connection is established when the applet starts up and the character string
specified for no_connect_msg is displayed. The connect() method is called up in
order to make connections..
connect_msg
Yes
Specifies the character string to be displayed while a connection to the camera
server is being established. The default is “now connecting”.
disconnect_msg
Yes
Specifies the character string to be displayed when a connection to the camera
server is disconnected. The default is “disconnected”.
error_msg
Yes
Specifies the character string to be displayed when an attempt to connect to the
camera server has failed. The default is “can’t connect”.
font_size
Yes
Specifies the font size for connect_msg, disconnect_msg, error_msg, and
no_connect_msg when these messages are displayed. The default is to depend
on the display area.
no_connect_msg
Yes
Specifies the character string to be displayed after the applet starts up, if “off” is
specified for auto_connect. The default is “no connection”.
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Applet Tag Descriptions
Attribute Name Omissible
No
No
This parameter specifies the directory that contains the applet.
http://HTTP server IP address: port number/directory/
If this parameter is not specified correctly, the applet (LiveApplet or Glimpse) is
not downloaded.
Directories are fixed for each applet.
Directory (LiveApplet)=-wvdoc-01-/LiveApplet
Directory (Glimpse)=-wvdoc-01-/Glimpse
width
No
This parameter specifies the size of the area acquired for the applet (in pixels).
For LiveApplet, if the value specified is smaller than the LiveApplet drawing area,
the applet may not be displayed correctly. If the camera control function GUI is to
be added (controller_style=normal), add about 130 to the value.
Eg. For an image size of 320 × 240, width=450.
For Glimpse, because the areas used for the applet and for the video display are
the same size, specify the same value as the image width.
Eg. For an image size of 320 × 240, width=320.
height
No
As for width. For LiveApplet, add around 140.
Eg. For an image size of 320 × 240, height=380.
For Glimpse, specify the same value as the image height.
Eg. For an image size of 320 × 240, height=240.
archive
Yes
Specify LiveApplet.zip or Glimpse.
code
codebase
Tip
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Description
This parameter specifies the applet file name. Enter “LiveApplet.class” or
“Glimpse.class”. If this parameter is not specified correctly, the applet (LiveApplet
or Glimpse) is not downloaded.
When specifying an address included in the codebase attribute of the applet tag and
a URL parameter of the applet, specify one that can be accessed from the client’s
computer. This is particular necessary when using NAT.
Using the Helper Viewer to Distribute Videos
This section describes how to use the Helper Viewer to provide videos. Application examples are
also given.
If a client is using the Helper Viewer to receive videos, the video sender must set up the Web
server and create the necessary wvh files.
● The settings below are not required if the VB-C10/VB-C10R’s built-in Web server
is used.
● See page 5-8 for saving Web page data.
Tip
Setting Up the Web Server
Set up the Web server to be used for providing Web pages. Add the MIME type to the Web server
software and specify the extension. Refer to the manual for your Web server software for details.
video/x-webview-h
Extension
wvh
For Apache
In the settings for added the MIME type in Apache, edit the “mime.types” file in the “conf”
directory.
● Use the following syntax to add the required MIME type to the computer:
type/subtype extention
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MIME type
● The settings for WebView Livescope are as follows:
video/x-webview-h wvh
Note
(Helper settings)
If the MIME setting is not specified correctly for the Web server, you may not be able
to launch the Helper Viewer. Be sure to specify the setting correctly.
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Creating wvh Files
This section describes how to create the wvh file required for launching the Helper Viewer
application.
1. Use a text editor or similar program to create a new text file and type the
following type of code in the file:
(Example)
192.168.100.1 65310
192.168.100.1 65311
wvhttp:192.168.100.1 80
●The first line gives the IP address (or host name) of the VB-C10/VB-C10R and the TCP port
number used for the video transmission. The default setting is 65310 (→ P.3-20). The default
setting will be used if no particular value is specified.
●The second line gives the IP address (or host name) of the VB-C10/VB-C10R and the TCP
port number used for the camera control. The default setting is 65311 (→ P.3-20). The
default setting will be used if no particular value is specified.
●The third line gives the setting for the Helper Viewer to use HTTP protocol. After “wvhttp:”,
type in the IP address of the VB-C10/VB-C10R and “80” as the HTTP port number. As a
result of this, you will be able to view video from the VB-C10/VB-C10R through firewalls.
* Type in the actual IP address (or host name) set for the VB-C10/VB-C10R.
2. After you save the text file and quit the text editor program, create a wvh file
by changing the file name and extension. Be sure to add the “.wvh” extension,
as in “WebView.wvh”.
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Helper Viewer supports WebView Livescope protocol and HTTP protocol.
● WebView Livescope protocol:
Cannot be viewed through firewalls. This protocol is primarily for clients who are
connected directly to the Internet.
● HTTP protocol:
In general, this protocol is used with Web browsers. By using this protocol, clients
inside firewalls can view video by penetrating fire walls. The Java Viewer also
uses this protocol.
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Example of a Web page Using the Helper Viewer
This section describes an sample Web page in which the Helper Viewer is used.
Helper application launched
and displayed
Include the tags that link to the wvh file in the text or images in the Web page.
1
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1 Click the link to launch the
Helper application
<A HREF="WebView.wvh">Let's view the image</A>
Tip
To use the sample page template in the VB-C10/VB-C10R to supply videos, specify
<A HREF=http://IP-address/sample/helper/default.wvh>.
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Distributing Videos Using a Browser Only
You can also use the WebView-HTTP protocol to provide videos from the VB-C10/VB-C10R directly
to a Web browser. Some example of this are described in this section.
Displaying the Live Video at Access as a Still Picture
When a client accesses the Web page that provides videos, the video shot at that point can
be supplied as a still picture.
<IMG SRC=http://192.168.100.1/-wvhttp-01-/GetStillImage>
(or)
<IMG SRC=http://192.168.100.1/-wvhttp-01-/GetOneShot>
* The underlined portion is a sample IP address. Enter the actual IP address set for the VB-C10/VB-C10R.
Displaying a Specified Number Of Live Video Frames As a Video at Access
The Server Push format provided as an extended function by Netscape Communications
Corp. can be used to distribute multiple-frame images. However, these images can only be
displayed on Netscape Navigator. In the coding example below, 100 frames of live video
are distributed when the client accesses the server.
<IMG SRC=http://192.168.100.1/-wvhttp-01-/GetOneShot?frame_count=100>
* The underlined portion is a sample IP address. Enter the actual IP address set for the VB-C10/VB-C10R.
Setting frame_count=no_limit, removes the limits on the number of image frames.
Tip
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Distributing Videos Using a Browser Only
Displaying Live Video from a Specified Angle as Still Pictures
By specifying the camera angle as a parameter in the HTML code beforehand, you can display
the picture from a specified camera angle. The example below displays a still picture shot with the
camera panned right by 40° and tilted down 10°.
<IMG SRC=http://192.168.100.1/-wvhttp-01-/GetStillImage?p=40&t=-10>
* The underlined portion is a sample IP address. Enter the actual IP address set for the VB-C10/VB-C10R.
GetStillImage Parameters
Parameter
Description
t/tilt
Specifies the camera tilt angle. “t” is a 1° unit, and “tilt” is a 0.01° unit. If this
parameter is omitted, the camera tilt angle is not controlled.
z/zoom
Specifies camera zoom. “z” is ten times the zoom ratio of the widest angle, and
“zoom” is the view angle in 0.01° units (horizontal direction). If this parameter is
omitted, camera zoom is not controlled.
b/back_light
Specifies camera backlight compensation. When this parameter is set to on, the
picture captured will be bright and when this parameter is set to off, the picture
captured will be dark. If this parameter is omitted, camera backlight compensation
is not controlled.
delay
Waiting time until camera focus is stabilized (in milliseconds).
Specified in the range 0 to 10000.
option
Specifies how errors are dealt with. When “skip_on_error” is specified, the process
will be continued. When “quit_on_error” is specified, the process will be aborted.
The following errors can occur: failure to acquire camera control right, loss of
camera control, camera selection errors and camera control errors. To omit, the
default value is “quit_on_error”.
seq
Allows any number (sequence number) to be specified to avoid displaying old
still pictures (numeric value).
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p/pan
Specifies the camera pan angle. “p” is a 1° unit, and “pan” is a 0.01° unit.
For example if the camera pans right 20°, then p is 20 and pan is 2000. If this
parameter is omitted, the camera pan angle is not controlled.
Specifies picture display size. This can be set to 640 × 480, 320 × 240, or 160 ×
v/image_size
q/quality
Note
120. The formats for specifying “v” and “image_size” are different: “v” specifies
the horizontal dimension only and uses the format “v=640”, for instance, while
“image_size” specifies both horizontal and vertical dimensions and uses the
format “image_size=320 × 240”, for instance.
Specifies the picture quality of the pictures. Use an integer between 1 and 99 to
specify. If omitted, the value set in the VB-C10/VB-C10R is used.
If old still pictures are displayed, you can prevent this recurring by specifying a
sequence number in the seq parameter.
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Example of Video Distribution Using One Fixed Global Address
One fixed global address is required if the VB-C10/VB-C10R is being used to distribute live videos
on the Internet. An Internet service provider (ISP) that offers a single-address fixed global address
service can be used (Note: a router with NAT function is required).
Example: In this example, we use the global address 192.168.1.10 assigned by the ISP. We also
set the private address 192.168.100.2 in the VB-C10/VB-C10R (and 192.168.100.1 for
the router).
VB-C10/VB-C10R
Router
192.168.100.2
Viewer PC
192.168.100.1
Internet
Web server
Add support for private address
192.168.100.2 (router NAT function).
Global address
192.168.1.10
A sample page of the VB-C10/VB-C10R is automatically generated based on the IP address that
was actually assigned (192.168.100.2 in this case). In this case, this page cannot be viewed in the
Java Viewer or the Helper Viewer when “http://192.168.100.2/sample/” is accessed through the
Internet.
Set “Global Address for Web Pages” (→ P.3-21) to 192.168.1.10. If you are not using the VB-C10/
VB-C10R’s Web server, describe the Web pages for distributing videos as follows:
Set the Java Viewer description (→ P.5-7) as follows:
<applet codebase=”http:// 192.168.1.10/-wvdoc-01-/LiveApplet/”
code=”LiveApplet.class” archive=”LiveApplet.zip”
width=450 height=380>
<param name=url value=”http:// 192.168.1.10/”>
<param name=cabbase
value=”LiveApplet.cab”>
</applet>
Set the wvh file description of the Helper Viewer (→ P.5-22) as follows:
192.168.1.10 65310
192.168.1.10 65311
wvhttp:192.168.1.10 80
* The underlined portion is a sample IP address. Enter the actual IP address set for the VB-C10/VB-C10R.
Contact respective manufacturers for details on setting the router.
Note
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Chapter
Using the Picture
Recording Function
This chapter describes a couple of specific examples of the
Picture Recording function using the VB-C10/VB-C10R. This
function can be used to automatically record still pictures
according to a preset schedule or in response to inputs from
an external device.
Using the Still Picture Recording Function Linked to an External Device
By combining various sensors and switches to operate according to External Device Input settings,
it is possible to build a monitoring system that responds to external events. Still pictures are
recorded in the VB-C10/VB-C10R’s memory (→ P.3-16).
Sample Application Combining a Door-opening Sensor
This is a monitoring system in which the VB-C10R installed in the ceiling records pictures every
second for 3 seconds before the doors opens and 7 seconds after the door opens between 5 p.m.
and 6 a.m. The equipment shown in the figure below is connected to the terminals on the rear of
the VB-C10R at installation.
○○○○○○
Installation Example
Sensor A
VB-C10R
Camera control
and video images
Sensor B
Ethernet
When the door opens and sensor B mounted on it separates from sensor A, an ON event occurs
at external device inputs IN+ and IN–. In response to this event, the VB-C10R records pictures at
the entrance and stores them.
○○○○○○
VB-C10R Connection Example
Connector
IN+, IN–
Attached Cable
Sensors mounted on the door
Remove some insulation at the end of the cables from the sensor and
insert them into the IN+ and IN– terminals on the plug for the external
IN– IN+
device. Then tighten the screws on the plug to secure the cables.
Insert this plug with the cable into the external device I/O jack on the rear of the VB-C10R.
Please confirm the Date and Time settings on page 3-10.
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Sample Still Picture Recording Settings
Settings specified on the “Camera Settings” page (→ P.3-11)
Specify the appropriate settings for the VB-C10R being used.
Settings specified on the “Preset Settings” page (→ P.3-15)
Set a camera angle that shoots the open doorway as Preset 1.
Recording conditions to be set (→ P. 3-16)
●Select “Record pictures in response to external inputs”.
●Select “Record still pictures for validated external input events during the Start-Stop times
specified below.”
●Set start time to 17:00:00 and end time to 06:00:00.
●Select all days of the week.
●Select “ON event (OPEN to CLOSE)”.
●At “Pre-event Recording”, set still pictures to be recorded every 1 second, and set “Record
Using the Picture Recording Function
still picture(s) for every specified interval” to 3. With these settings, pictures will be recorded
and stored every second starting 3 seconds before door opens.
* With “Pre-event Recording”, no picture is recorded the instant the input goes ON.
●At “Post-event recording”, set still pictures to be recorded every 1 second, and set “Record
still picture(s) for every specified interval” to 8. With these settings, pictures will be recorded
and stored every second for 7 seconds starting from the instant the door opens.
* With “Post-event Recording”, pictures are recorded from the instant the input goes ON.
●Set position of camera to be used for recording to Preset 1.
* Events occurring during the Post-event Recording are ignored.
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Using the Still Picture Recording Function with a Predetermined Schedule
By using the “Schedule” setting, you can construct a monitoring system that records pictures
according to a predetermined schedule. Recorded still pictures are stored in the VB-C10/VBC10R’s memory (→ P.3-17).
Sample Application Using Sequential Mode
This is a monitoring system of the type used in art galleries and similar facilities in which the
exhibits are monitored. Still pictures are captured at 10-minute intervals by a VB-C10R mounted
on the ceiling.
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Installation Example
VB-C10R
Ethernet
Following the schedule set in advance, the VB-C10R records and stores pictures.
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Using the Still Picture Recording Function with a Predetermined Schedule
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Sample Still Picture Recording Settings
Settings specified on the “Camera Settings” page (→ P.3-11)
Specify the appropriate settings for the VB-C10R being used.
Settings specified on the “Preset Settings” page (→ P.3-15)
Set the camera angle focusing on the object to Preset 1.
Recording conditions to be set (→ P.3-17)
●Select “Record pictures according to a schedule”.
●Set still pictures to be recorded every 10 minutes.
●Set the camera position for recording to preset 1.
●Set “Camera Stabilization Time” to 5 seconds so that the camera can start recording pictures
after it has stabilized at its recording position.
Using the Picture Recording Function
Note
● The number of still pictures that can be recorded depends on size of the pictures.
Check the average file size per still picture in advance (→ P.3-17 and 3-22).
● Still pictures beyond VB-C10/VB-C10R’s capacity can be recorded if VBCollector
is used to automatically download still pictures recorded by the VB-C10/VB-C10R
(→ P.6-6).
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Viewing Recorded Pictures
VBCollector is used to view pictures recorded by the VB-C10/VB-C10R. With VBCollector, you
can collect and display still pictures recorded by the VB-C10/VB-C10R based on inputs from an
external device or schedules. VBCollector accesses the VB-C10/VB-C10R at specific times
expressed in units such as dates, weeks, or months, and then downloads the recorded pictures.
Since the recorded pictures are saved one after another in the PC on which VBCollector is installed,
pictures can still be securely saved when the allowable limit on the number of pictures that the
VB-C10/VB-C10R can record and save has been exceeded. Downloaded images can also be
easily viewed in the Web browser.
Pictures periodically collected
according to the task
Pictures recorded with the VB-C10/
VB-C10R’s picture recording function
Downloaded image displays
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Installing VBCollector
Install VBCollector using the CD-ROM supplied with the VB-C10/VB-C10R.
VBCollector requires that Microsoft Internet Explorer 5 or later be installed.
Note
1. Turn on the power to the PC.
If power to the PC is already on and Windows is running, exit all other applications before
installing VBCollector. Please also be sure to close the Windows Service Panel.
2. Insert the CD-ROM supplied with the VB-C10/VB-C10R into the PC’s CD-ROM
drive, and follow the procedure below.
1 Double-click My Computer on the desktop.
When using Windows XP, click on the Start button, then click My Computer.
2 When the CD-ROM icon appears, double-click this icon, then double-click “CltSetup.exe”.
Using the Picture Recording Function
3. Perform the installation following instructions on the screen.
4. Complete installation.
When installation is complete, “VBCollector Task View” is added to the Start menu.
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Starting Up VBCollector
VBCollector is started up by choosing it from Start menu.
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To Start Up VBCollector...
Choose [Program]-[WebView Livescope]-[VBCollector
Task View] from the Start menu to start up VBCollector.
Registering a Server
To use VBCollector for downloading pictures from the VB-C10/VB-C10R (hereafter referred to as
“server”), the server must first be registered.
Adding a Server
Add a new server to which VBCollector will download pictures.
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To Add a New Server...
1. To add a server, choose “Add” from the
Server menu, or click the “Add” button on
the Server List dialog box that appeared
when Edit from the Server menu was
selected.
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2. Enter the various fields and click the “OK”
button.
●Server Name
Assign a name for recognizing the Server.
●Image Directory
Enter the name of the directory where downloaded
images are to be saved, or click the “Browse” button
to select a directory folder. A network path cannot
be specified.
“Delete images on the server”
When this check box is selected, pictures that
VBCollector downloaded from the server will also
be deleted from the server.
●Server Information
“Host Name” (→ P.3-9)
Specify an IP address or a host name.
“HTTP Port” (→ P.3-21)
Enter the HTTP port number set in the server. (The default setting is 80.)
Using the Picture Recording Function
“Administrator Account” (→ P.3-9)
Enter “root”.
“Administrator Password” (→ P.3-9)
Enter the administrator password registered in the server.
●Proxy
“Use Proxy Server”
Select this if the connection is to be made via a proxy server.
“Host Name”
Specify the proxy server host name or IP address.
“Port”
Enter the proxy server port number. (The default is 8080.)
* PPP Dialup Connection cannot be used with the VB-C10/VB-C10R.
Note
If the picture recording function of the VB-C10/VB-C10R is to be used, this function is
conveniently used when “Delete images on the server” is selected.
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Editing Server Information
Content of the registered server information can be edited.
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To Edit Server Information...
1. Choose “Edit” from the Server menu, and
when the Server List dialog box appears,
select the server name to be edited and click
the “Edit” button.
To delete a registered server, click the “Delete” button.
2. As with the procedure for adding servers,
change all desired items and click the “OK”
button.
Note
Downloaded images are not deleted when a server is deleted. To delete downloaded
images, first follow the procedure in “Deleting Images” (→ P.6-15) and then delete
the server.
Registering Tasks
Adding a Task
Add a new task for downloading images.
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To Add a New Task...
1. To add a task, choose “New Task” from the
Task menu.
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2. Enter the various items and click the “OK” button.
Note
Using the Picture Recording Function
●Task Name
Assign the task a name.
“Enable this setting”
Select “Enable this setting” if the task is to be performed
according to the schedule. If not selected, the added task
will not be executed.
●Sever Name
Select the server from which you want VBCollector to
download recorded pictures. The server will need to have
been registered in advance.
●Schedule
“Start Date”
Set the date which is to be the starting point of the schedule. The task will be executed after
the specified start date according to the criteria specified below.
“Start Time”
Set the time when the task is to start up (in 24-hour format).
“Once”
Select if the task is to be executed only once. The task will be executed only once at the
start time on the start date.
“Daily”
Select if the task is to be executed once every certain number of days. This number of days
can be specified between 1 and 31.
“Weekly”
Select if the task is to be executed every certain number of weeks on a certain day of the
week. Set the number of weeks between 1 and 53, and specify the day of the week.
“Monthly”
Select if the task is to be executed every month on a certain day of the month. Set this day
between 1 and 31. Or a day of the week for a certain week of the month can also be specified.
●Details
“Repeat task”
Select if task is to be executed in repetition in time units. Downloads occur in repetition only
for the specified number of times at specified intervals starting from the start time specified
in the schedule. If not selected, download occurs once at the start time specified in the
schedule. If Repeat task has been set, the first download, which occurs at the start time, is
not counted in the number of repetitions. The number of downloads to occur every certain
number of hours can both be specified. Set the number of hours to a value between 1 and
23, and the number of downloads to a value between 1 and 23.
“Retry when an error occurs”
Select this item if a task is to be executed again in the event a download does not end
normally after a task is executed. The task will be executed again a specified number of
times at specified time intervals. During this time, if the download is completed normally,
further tasks will not be repeated. Specify the number of times and the time interval at which
a task is to be re-executed. For the number of times, enter a value between 1 and 10; for the
interval, enter a value between 1 and 10.
Up to 16 tasks can be executed by VBCollector simultaneously. Please be sure not
to load a schedule with 17 or more tasks to be executed.
VBCollector is also not able to execute multiple tasks simultaneously to the same
server. Please take care to ensure that multiple tasks are not executed to the same
server by taking such measures as leaving a sufficient time space between the “Start
Time” of each task.
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Editing Tasks
The details of a registered task can be edited.
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To Edit a Task...
1. In the Task View, select the task to be edited
by clicking on its name, then choose “Edit
Task” from the Task menu.
Or, double-click on the task to be edited.
To delete a registered task, choose “Delete Task” from
the Task menu.
2. As with procedure to add a new task, change
all desired items and click the “OK” button.
Executing and Canceling Tasks
Executing a Task
Registered tasks are executed automatically according to pre-determined schedule when “Enable
this setting” is selected at Task Settings. If you want a task to be executed immediately, select the
desired task on the Task View and choose “Execute now” from the Task menu.
Canceling a Task
To disable a registered task, clear “Enable this setting” at Task Settings. To abort the execution of
a task, in the Task View, click on the task to be aborted, and choose Abort in the Task menu.
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Details Displayed on the Task View
The execution status can be checked on the Task View.
●Task Name
The names that were specified at Task Settings are displayed here. The status of each task is
displayed as an icon at the left of the name.
This task is currently being executed.
Waiting
This task is currently standing by to be executed at the next scheduled
execution time.
Disabled
“Enable this setting” for this task is not selected at Task Settings and
is currently not being executed.
Not scheduled
This task is not currently scheduled for execution.
Settings damaged
Inconsistencies have occurred in this task’s settings and the task will
not be executed.
●Server Name
The server names that were specified at Task Settings are displayed here.
●Next Run Time
The date and time when the task is to be executed next is displayed here.
●Last Result
The last results achieved by the task and the task end time are displayed here.
●Schedule
The start date, start time, and execution interval for each task are displayed here.
Using the Picture Recording Function
Running
Refresh Task View Display Content
To refresh the Task View content to reflect the most recent information, choose “Refresh” from
the View menu.
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Starting/Stopping the Service
The task scheduler service can be started and stopped.
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To Make Settings...
Choose Start Service or Stop Service from the Tools menu.
If the service has started, Stop Service is enabled in the
menu; if the service is stopped, Start Service is enabled.
When the Confirmation dialog box appears, click OK.
Viewing Recorded Images
The images that were downloaded according to the task schedule are saved in the folder specified
at Server Information. VBCollector includes a function that outputs images, to a Web browser to
simply viewing.
Displaying Images
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Downloaded imeges are selected by server name and date, and displayed in a Web browser.
To View Pictures...
1. Choose Display Images from the Tools menu.
2. The Image List dialog box appears. Select the
server name to be viewed, select the date of
the list to be displayed, and click the “Display
Image” button.
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3. When the confirmation dialog box appears,
click the “OK” button.
4. HTML for displaying the images is generated,
the Web browser starts up, and thumbnail
images of the selected date are displayed in
100-image units on the page.
Click on the image to be viewed; it is displayed in the
original saved dimensions.
Click on the image to be viewed; it is displayed in the
original saved dimensions.
Deleting Images
Downloaded images can be deleted.
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Using the Picture Recording Function
5. When Detail Display above the frame is
clicked, detailed information on the images
in the thumbnail screen is displayed.
To Delete Images...
Choose Delete Image from the Tools menu.
In the Image List dialog box, select the name of the server
that VBCollector downloaded the image to be deleted,
select the date to be deleted by clicking on it, then click
the “Delete Image” button.
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Viewing Logs
VBCollector outputs logs concerning the execution of tasks. To view a log, choose “Display Log”
from the Tools menu.
1
2
3
4
5
The following information about logs is displayed:
1 Code
Identification codes are displayed here. Four types of icons representing the level are also
displayed with these codes.
Information level
Warning level
Error level
Unknown
2 Date & Time
The date and time when the log was generated is displayed here.
3 Task
The name of the task that output the log is displayed here.
4 Server
The name of the server to which the task performs downloads is displayed here.
5 Message
The log’s message is displayed here.
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Displaying Logs According to Selection Criteria
Logs can be filtered according to type, code, or date and time so that only the required information
is displayed.
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To Make Settings...
1. Choose Filter from the View menu.
2. The Filter dialog box appears.
To display only the logs that match the specified
criteria, enter the criteria below and click the “OK”
button. If no changes are required, click the “Cancel”
button.
Using the Picture Recording Function
●Specify Task
Select if filtering by task name, then enter the task name.
●Specify Server
Select if filtering by server name, then enter the server
name.
●Error Type
Specify the error type when filtering by error type.
“Not Specified”
Selecting this item disables priority and code settings.
“Specify Priority”
From Error, Warning, or Information, select the error level to be displayed.
“Specify Code”
Select if only logs with the corresponding identification code are to be displayed, then enter the
identification code.
●Date & Time
Filters logs by output date and time.
“Specify Start Date & Time”
When this item is selected and a date and time is entered, logs generated after the specified
start date and time are displayed.
“Specify End Date & Time”
When this item is selected and a date and time is entered, logs generated before the specified
end date and time are displayed.
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Setting Download Capacity
In order to perform downloads based on a task schedule, you can set the upper limit on the
number of pictures or specify the response to be made in the event the specified percentage on
available space on the drive where pictures are to be saved is exceeded.
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To Make Settings...
1. Choose “Options” from the Tools menu.
2. The “Options” dialog box appears.
(1) Min. amount of free space required on image
directory
Set the minimum available space required on the
target drive to a value in % between 1 and 50.
Images will be stored on the drive until this minimum
space limit is reached.
(2) What to do when min. is reached
Set the response to be taken when the minimun available space set above is reached.
Select either “Abort task” or “Delete old image(s)”.
(3) Set max. number of pictures per downloaded
When this is selected, the maximum number of pictures that can be transferred to the PC
in a single download session can be specified within a range from 1 to 10000.
3. Click the “OK” button.
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Chapter
Troubleshooting
This chapter explains how to deal with problems that arise
with the operation of the VB-C10/VB-C10R and other faults.
Troubleshooting
Before you contact your Canon dealer or service outlet, check the items listed below. If a log
message is displayed, refer to the log message list for the log details and the appropriate response.
The VB-C10/VB-C10R does not start up. The Camera LED does not light.
●Check that the AC cable is connected correctly.
●Switch the VB-C10/VB-C10R off and then on again (→ P.2-4).
●If the Camera LED (→ P.1-9, 1-10) is not illuminated in green, there is a system error.
Press the Reset switch (→ P.8-5). If this does not resolve the problem, contact your
Canon dealer.
VBIPI.exe does not work.
●Check that the LAN cable used for setup is connected correctly.
●Try turning off the power to the VB-C10/VB-C10R, then turning it on again (→ P.2-4).
There will no longer be any effect on VBIPI.exe 20 minutes or more after power is turned
on.
●Check to see if the VB-C10/VB-C10R and the PC running VBIPI.exe are connected to the
same network segment.
The VB-C10/VB-C10R sample page does not appear.
● Check that the LAN cable is connected correctly.
● Check that the VB-C10/VB-C10R network settings are correct. In particular, check that
the IP address, subnet mask and default gateway address settings are valid for the network
you are using.
● If you have changed the IP address, the new IP address does not take effect until you
reboot the VB-C10/VB-C10R.
● If access control for the VB-C10/VB-C10R is being used, check the settings (→ P.3-19).
● Check that the IP address or URL settings in the viewer software are correct.
● When using the router’s NAT function, be sure the VB-C10/VB-C10R’s IP address in the
Web page is correct (→ P.5-26).
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Troubleshooting
The video does not appear.
● Check that the viewer software is correctly installed (→ P.1-4). Please refer also to the
viewer software User’s Manual (Mon-E.pdf) contained on the supplied CD-ROM.
● If the video quality is poor, check the quality settings on the VB-C10/VB-C10R (→ P.3-11).
Also, check settings such as the number of background colors as on the viewer PC.
● You can limit the number of viewers that can access the VB-C10/VB-C10R at the same
time. The message without a video is displayed when this limit is exceeded (→ P.3-20).
● If you cannot see the video using the Java Viewer, check your system environment such
as the browser version (→ P.1-6). Up-to-date information is provided on the VB-C10/VBC10R Website.
(URL: http://www.canon.com/webview/)
I can’t control the camera.
● Check that the LAN cable for camera control is connected correctly.
● Cheek to see if the camera angle is restricted to a preset (→ P.3-15).
I forgot the password.
Troubleshooting
● All factory defaults settings can be restored by pressing the Reset switch (→ P.8-5). The
default administration password is “VB-C10”. The VB-C10/VB-C10R’s settings will need
to be made again, however, since all network settings such as the IP addresses and
subnet masks are also returned to the factory defaults.
I cannot record pictures.
● The number of pictures that can be recorded depends on the setting. From time to time,
please delete recorded pictures that are not needed (→ P.3-22).
● Check that the camera is on and the cable has been connected properly.
Note
If you have a problem, consult the ReadMe also. The ReadMe file may contain
important information not included in this manual. Be sure to read this file.
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Log Messages
The Syslog log messages are classified into the following 3 categories. Classification details are
dealt with in the UNIX syslog.
Classification
Level
err
Error
warning
Warning
info
Information
Fault Severity
Fault involving a malfunction (operation interrupted)
Fault not involving malfunction
Information on correct operation
System-related Log Message
● S004 Starting up the system (info)
Message
Explanation
Starting WebView
Starting up WebView Livescope.
Application-related Log Messages
● A007 View restriction setting error (warning)
Message
Explanation
Response
inconsistent view restriction for camera [1]
The view restrictions settings are corrupted. The camera control functions cannot be used.
Restore the factory default settings or reset the permitted field of view restrictions.
● A008 Compatibility error in the view restrictions settings (warning)
Message
Explanation
Response
unacceptable view restriction for camera [1]
Even in the telephoto field of view, the view restriction settings cannot be satisfied in the
horizontal or vertical direction. When this occurs, the zoom setting is fixed at the telephoto
field of view, and camera head control is prohibited in directions that do not satisfy the
permitted field of view restrictions.
Set appropriate values for the permitted field of view restrictions.
● A011 Camera control error (warning)
Message
%1
Explanation
Response
VB-C10 (VB-C10R) [1] malfunction (%1)
Error (read|write|timeout|...)
Camera control I/O error.
If this occurs frequently, this is a malfunction. Contact an authorized Canon service
representative.
● A022 Applet archive load failure (warning)
Message
%1
Explanation
Response
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archive/%1 not found
Applet archive name (glimpse.cab|glimpse.zip|lvapplet.cab|lvapplet.zip|imagemap. gif)
The applet archive file does not exist or is corrupted.
Copy the missing (or damaged) file in the “/archive” directory from the CD-ROM and reboot.
The original applet archive file is in the CD-ROM.
Log Messages
● A023 Status change of external input devices (err)
Message
%1
%2
Explanation
a %1 detected at %2
external device input change (front-edge|rear-edge)
external device terminal (In1)
A change was detected at external device terminal In1. “front edge” denotes OFF → ON and
“rear-edge” denotes ON → OFF.
Troubleshooting
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Chapter
Appendix
Specifications
VB-C10/VB-C10R
Software
Interface
Operating System
Linux
Protocols
TCP/IP, HTTP, BOOTP, FTP and WebView (from Canon)
Video
compression method
Motion-JPEG (video quality settings variable from 1 to 5)
JPEG (for still pictures)
Video transmission rate
0.1 to 30 fps (variable)
Output image sizes
160 × 120, 320 × 240, 640 × 480 (pixel)
Display image sizes
80 × 60, 160 × 120, 320 × 240, 640 × 480 (pixel)
Server
HTTP, FTP and WebView Livescope
Log management
Syslog format
Camera control
Pan, tilt, zoom, brightness, shutter speed, focus mode, view
restriction, control time limit
Connection limitation
Access control (password), maximum view time, service
period, number of concurrent connections (max. 20)
Network
Ethernet (1) (RJ45, 10/100 auto-negotiation)
Display LEDs
Power and Network status display
External I/O
1 input, 1 output
Dimensions
V B - C 1 0 : 106.0 × 143.1 × 111.0 mm
(4 3/16 × 5 5/8 × 4 3/8 in.) (W × D × H)
VB-C10R: 136.0 × 143.1 × 111.9 mm
(5 11/32 × 5 5/8 × 4 13/32 in.) (W × D × H)
(excluding attachments, VB-C10R includes mounting plate)
Weight
V B - C 1 0 : 645 g
VB-C10R: 730 g
Operating environment
Temp.: 0-40˚C; Humidity: 20-85% RH (condensation free)
Power supply
AC adapter, power consumption 25 W or less
Main unit
specifications
AC Adapter
Model
PA-V16
Input
100-240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
Output
13 V DC, 1.8 A (max.)
Polarity
Exterior (-), interior (+)
Size
58 × 118 × 25 mm (2 5/16 × 4 21/32 × 1 in.) (W × D × H) (excluding attachments)
Weight
Approx. 205 g
●These specifications are subject to change without notice due to product improvements, etc.
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Specifications
External Device I/O Terminals
External Device Input Terminals (IN+, IN–)
The external device input terminals consist of a + terminal and a ‘–’ terminal. The ‘–’ terminal is
grounded on the inside of the main unit. By connecting two cables to the + and ‘–’ terminals and
then electrically short-circuiting across the terminals (ON) or separating the connection (OFF), an
interrupt can be generated for the internal controller. See “Picture Recording and External Device
I/O Settings Page” in Chapter 3 “Setup Procedures” (→ P.3-16) for information on the settings.
Connect any sensors and switches to terminals with electrically separate GND terminals and
power supplies.
External Device Output Terminals (OUT A, OUT B)
The external device output terminals consist two terminals (OUT A and OUT B). There is no
distinction between + and ‘–’ with OUT A and OUT B. The Internal controller switches the two
output terminals to disconnected or connected condition. The output terminals use optocouplers
and are separate from the internal circuit in the VB-C10/VB-C10R.
* External input status can be checked and external output status can be controlled using Admin Viewer (→
P.4-25).
Loads connected to the output terminals should be within the following ratings:
Rating across the output terminals: Up to 50 V DC
Continuous load current: 100 mA
Internal Connection Chart
Appendix
+3.3V
10kΩ
10kΩ
10kΩ
Internal controller
0.1µF
+
Input terminals
IN+, IN–
–
Output terminals
OUT A, OUT B
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Restoring the Factory Default Settings
Since the VB-C10/VB-C10R supports a wide variety of functions, we recommend that you make a
note of the settings for each function (→ P.8-6). If you want to redo the settings from the beginning
because you have forgotten them or for some other reason, first restore the factory default settings.
* Please refer to page 8-6 for more about the factory default settings.
Restoring the Factory Default Settings from the Administration Tools Page via a Web Browser
1. Launch the Web browser and display
the settings title page.
The VB-C10/VB-C10R’s IP address, user
name, and administration password are
required when displaying the settings title page
(→ P.3-7).
2. On the settings title page, click
“Administration Tools”.
The Administration Tools page appears.
3. Click the “Restore” button for “Restore Settings”.
When the “Restore” button is clicked, the confirmation message below appears. To proceed
with restoring the default settings, click the “OK” button.
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Note
If you click the “OK” button at this point, it will not possible to abort the process to
restore the default settings. Click the “Cancel” button if you do not wish to restore the
default settings.
4. The VB-C10/VB-C10R’s factory default settings are restored.
Settings other than network-related settings such as the VB-C10/VB-C10R’s IP address, subnet
mask, and default gateway address are returned to factory default settings.
If the IP Address and Password are Unknown
If the VB-C10/VB-C10R’s IP address or administration password are not known or have been
forgotten, the VB-C10/VB-C10R cannot be operated over a network. In this case, press the Reset
switch at the bottom of the unit.
1. Hold the Reset switch while you turn the VB-C10/VB-C10R’s power switch off
and then on again.
The Reset switch is located toward the rear on the bottom. Use a thin tipped object such as
the end of a paper clip to press the Reset switch.
See page 2-4 “Turning the Power ON and OFF” for procedures on how to turn OFF and ON
the VB-C10/VB-C10R’s power switch.
2. Hold the Reset switch for more than 5 seconds even after the power switch is
turned ON.
Appendix
All settings in the VB-C10/VB-C10R will be returned to the factory default settings.
VB-C10
Tested To Comply
With FCC Standards
FOR HOME OR OFFICE USE
THIS CLASS B DIGITAL APPARATUS MEETS ALL
REQUIREMENTS OF THE CANADIAN INTERFERENCE
-CAUSING EQUIPMENT REGULATIONS.CET APPAREIL
NUMÉRIQUE DELA CLASSE B RESPECTE TOUTES
LES EXIGENCES DU RÈGLEMENTSUR LE MATÉRIEL
BROUILLEURDU CANADA.
0123456789
CANON INC.
MADE IN JAPAN
RESET
000085228000
Note
If the Reset switch is pressed and all factory default settings are restored, the VB-C10/
VB-C10R’s network-related settings such as IP address, submask, and default
gateway address are all also returned to the factory default settings, making it
impossible to operate the VB-C10/VB-C10R from a PC connected to it. Use “VBIPI.exe”
on the supplied CD-ROM to set an IP address appropriate to the environment you
will be using (→ P.3-3).
8-5
Factory Default Setting
8-6
Item
●Administrator ID
root
Setting
●Administrator password
VB-C10
●Settings page path
admin
●Date and time
Offset from GMT
+9 (Japan time)
●Ethernet address
IP address
Subnet mask
192.168.100.1
255.255.0.0
●Default
Gateway address
192.168.100.254
●Camera control
Wide-angle converter
Not Used
●Video Capture Size
320 × 240
●Video Quality
3
●Return to Home position
Pan
Tilt
Zoom
Brightness
Shutter speed
Focus mode
No
0
0
0
Standard
Auto
Auto
View Restriction
Upper/Lower value
Left/Right value
Telephoto/Wide-angel
No
None
None
None
●Preset
None
●Picture recording
No
●Access Control
None
●User list
None
Item Setting 1 ( (y) (m) (d)) Item setting 2 ( (y) (m) (d))
—
—
—
—
Factory Default Setting
Item
●WebView Livescope
Video Transmission Port
Camera Control Port
Max Clients
Control Queue Length
Max Frame rate (fps)
Max View Time (sec)
Max Camera Control Time (sec)
Camera Stabilization Time (ms)
Service time restriction
●Miscellaneous Settings
HTTP Port
Global Address for
Web Pages
Connection Keeping
Target IP address
Interval
IP Installer
Setting
Item Setting 1 ( (y) (m) (d)) Item setting 2 ( (y) (m) (d))
65310
65311
20
20
30.0
0
20
1500
None
80
Blank
No
Blank
1
ON
Appendix
8-7
Index
Symbols
D
100/10 BT Ethernet connector ........ 1-9, 1-10
Date and time .......................................... 3-10
Default gateway address ................... 3-9, 8-5
Details displayed on the Task View ........ 6-13
Displaying a specified number of live
video frames as a video at access ...... 5-24
Displaying connection information .......... 4-11
Displaying live video from
a specified angle as still pictures ........ 5-25
Displaying the live video at access
as a still pictures .................................. 5-24
Distributing videos using
a browser only ..................................... 5-24
A
About the Panorama Creation Tool
display screen ........................................ 4-8
About view restriction .............................. 3-14
AC adapter ................................ 1-8, 3-2, 3-3
AC cable .................................................... 1-8
Access control settings page .................. 3-19
Admin Viewer ............. 4-3, 4-15, 4-20, 4-24
Administration password ........................... 8-5
Administration Tools settings page ......... 3-22
Applet tag descriptions ............................ 5-20
Authorized user account ......................... 3-19
B
Base ................................................. 1-9, 1-10
Brightness ................................................ 3-12
C
Camera control port ................................. 3-20
Camera head ................ 1-9, 1-10, 2-4, 3-13
Camera LED ........................... 1-9, 1-10, 2-4
Camera name .......................................... 3-11
Camera position ...................................... 3-17
Camera settings page ............................. 3-11
Camera stabilization time ........................ 3-20
Capturing panorama pictures .................... 4-9
CD-ROM ........................... 1-8, 3-3, 4-4, 6-7
Checking operation ................................... 3-6
CltSetup.exe .............................................. 6-7
Connection keeping ................................. 3-21
Control queue length ............................... 3-20
E
Editing server information ....................... 6-10
Enabling/disabling view restrictions ........ 4-26
Ethernet ............................................. 3-9, 6-2
Example of a web page using
the Helper Viewer ................................ 5-23
Example of using the Java Viewer
to create a web page ............................. 5-9
Example of video distribution using
one fixed global address ..................... 5-26
Executing and canceling tasks ................ 6-12
External device I/O jack ............................ 6-2
External device I/O terminals .......... 1-9, 1-10
External device input ............................... 3-16
External device input terminals
(IN+, IN–) ............................................... 8-3
External device names ............................ 3-17
External device output terminals
(OUT A, OUT B) .................................... 8-3
F
Factory default setting ............................... 8-6
Features of the Helper Viewer .................. 5-5
Features of the VB-C10/VB-C10R ............ 1-2
Focus mode ............................................. 3-12
FTP client ................................................... 5-8
8-8
Index
G
N
GetStillImage parameters ....................... 5-25
Glimpse ................................. 5-3, 5-11, 5-19
Network LED ................................... 1-9, 1-10
O
H
Hardware and software requirements ....... 1-6
Helper Viewer ....................... 1-6, 3-17, 4-24
Home position .......................................... 3-12
HTTP port .................................................. 4-5
HTTP server ............................................ 3-21
Hub ............................................................ 3-2
I
Important safety instructions ....................... ix
Initial setup ................................................ 3-3
Initialization ................................................ 2-4
Installing the VB-C10/VB-C10R ................ 2-2
Installing the VB-C10R on the ceiling ....... 2-2
Installing VBCollector ................................ 6-7
IP address ....... 2-5, 3-3, 3-4, 3-6, 3-7, 3-9,
3-10, 3-21, 4-5
IP installer ................................................ 3-21
J
L
LAN cable .................................................. 3-2
LiveApplet ............................. 5-3, 5-11, 5-17
Log messages ........................................... 7-4
Log Viewer ....................................... 4-3, 4-22
M
MAC address ........................................... 1-11
Maintenance ................................................ xii
Maximum camera control time ................ 3-20
Maximum frame rate ............................... 3-20
Maximum number of clients .................... 3-20
Maximum view time ................................. 3-20
Miscellaneous settings page ................... 3-21
Modifying the startup
and disconnection screens .................. 5-13
P
P2P ............................................................ 3-2
Pan ........................................................... 3-12
Panorama Creation Tool ................... 4-2, 4-7
Password .................................. 3-4, 3-5, 3-7
Picture recording and external device
I/O settings page ................................. 3-16
Plug for extenal device .............................. 1-8
Post-event recording ............................... 3-16
Power connection socket ................ 1-9, 1-10
Pre-event recording ................................. 3-16
Preset Setting Tool .......................... 4-3, 4-17
Preset Setting Tool display screen ......... 4-18
Preset settings page ................................ 3-15
Proxy .......................................................... 4-5
Appendix
Java Viewer ............................................... 1-6
Java Viewer parameters .......................... 5-17
On-board file system information ............ 3-22
Opening/saving pictures .......................... 4-11
Operating external device ....................... 4-25
Optional products ...................................... 1-5
Overview of VB Administration Tools ....... 4-2
R
Range of camera head movement .......... 3-13
Reconnecting ........................................... 4-11
Registering a server .................................. 6-8
Registering tasks ..................................... 6-10
Reset switch ........................... 1-11, 3-9, 8-5
Restart ....................................................... 3-8
Restoring the factory default settings ....... 8-4
from the administration tools page
via a web browser .............................. 8-4
Restrict service time ................................ 3-20
Root account ............................................. 3-9
Router ................................................ 1-4, 2-5
8-9
Index
S
V
Safe use of equipment ................................ vii
Sample configuration
in an ISP environment ........................... 2-5
Sample LAN environment configuration ... 2-5
Sample network configurations ................. 2-5
Sample page ............................................. 3-6
Saving web page data ............................... 5-8
Schedule .................................................. 3-17
Screw hole for tripod mounting ............... 1-11
Serial No. ................................................. 1-11
Setting downloads ................................... 6-18
Setting presets ......................................... 4-20
Setting up the web server ....................... 5-21
Setting view restrictions .......................... 4-15
Settings title page .............................. 3-7, 3-8
Shutter speed .......................................... 3-12
Special privileges of administrators ........ 4-24
Specifications ............................................ 8-2
Starting up VB Administration Tools ......... 4-5
Starting up VBCollector ............................. 6-8
Subnet mask ...................................... 3-9, 8-5
Synchronize with NTP server .................. 3-10
System components and their operation ... 1-9
System configuration ................................. 1-4
System/network settings page .................. 3-9
VB Administration Tools .. 1-6, 3-12, 4-2, 4-4
VBAdmin Startup Panel ..................... 4-2, 4-6
VBCollector ................................................ 1-7
VBIPI.exe ................................ 3-3, 3-21, 7-2
Video capture size ................................... 3-11
Video quality ............................................ 3-11
Video transmission port ........................... 3-20
View current settings ............................... 3-22
View log events ....................................... 3-22
View restriction ............................. 3-11, 3-12
View restriction settings .......................... 3-13
View Restriction Tool ....................... 4-3, 4-12
View Restriction Tool display screen ...... 4-13
Viewer ........................................................ 1-6
Viewing logs ................................. 4-22, 6-16
Viewing recorded images ........................ 6-14
Viewing recorded pictures ......................... 6-6
Viewing sample pages .............................. 5-6
T
Web pages for video distribution ............... 5-2
Webview Livescope MV ............................ 1-7
WebView Livescope setting settings page ... 3-20
Webview Livescope Viewer Software ....... 1-6
Wide-angle converter ........................ 1-5, 2-3
Windows XP ............................. 3-3, 4-4, 6-7
Writing IP addresses ................................. 5-9
Telephoto, wide-angle ............................. 3-12
Tilt ............................................................ 3-12
Time zone ................................................ 3-10
Troubleshooting ......................................... 7-2
Zoom ........................................................ 3-12
U
Updating/deleting panorama pictures ..... 4-10
User name ................................ 3-4, 3-5, 3-7
Using a tripod ............................................ 2-2
Using the Helper Viewer
to distribute videos ............................... 5-21
Using the Java Viewer
to create a web page ............................. 5-7
Using the still picture
recording function linked
to a external device ............................ 6-2
Using the still picture
recording function with a
predetermined schedule ..................... 6-4
8-10
W
Z