Vivotek PZ6112 Installation guide

Product name:
Network Camera (PZ6112/6122)
Release Date:
2008/12/09
Manual Revision:
1.2
Web site:
www.VIVOTEK.com
Email:
technical@VIVOTEK.com
sales@VIVOTEK.com
Made in Taiwan.
©Copyright 2000-2009. All rights reserved
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Before You Use This Product
The use of surveillance devices may be prohibited in your country by law. The Network
Camera is not only a high-performance web-ready camera but also can be part of a
flexible surveillance system. It is the user’s responsibility to ensure that the operation
of such devices is legal before installing this unit for its intended use.
It is important to first verify that all contents received are complete according to the list
in the "Package Contents" chapter. Take notice of the warnings in “Quick installation
guide” before the Network Camera is installed, then carefully read and follow the
instructions in the “Installation” chapter to avoid damages due to faulty assembly and
installation. This also ensures the product is used properly as intended.
The Network Camera is a network device and its use should be straightforward for
those who have basic network knowledge. The “Troubleshooting” chapter in the
Appendix provides remedies to the most common errors in set up and configuration.
You should consult this chapter first if you run into a system error.
The Network Camera is designed for various applications including video sharing,
general security/surveillance, etc. The “How to Use” chapter suggests ways to best
utilize the Network Camera and ensure proper operations. For the creative and
professional developers, the "URL Commands of the Network Camera" chapter serves
to be a helpful reference to customize existing homepages or integrating with the
current web server.
For paragraphs preceded by
completely the warnings.
the reader should use caution to understand
Ignoring the warnings may result in serious hazards or
injuries.
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Package Contents
Camera stand
PZ61x2
Software CD
Power adapter
Quick installation guide
A/V Cable
Warranty card
Remote Controller
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents ............................................................................................ 1
Installation ..............................................................................................4
Hardware Installation ........................................................................... 4
To install in Ethernet.................................................................. 4
Software Installation ............................................................................ 6
Initial Access to the Network Camera .................................................... 10
Installing Plug-in .......................................................................... 10
Check Network Settings ................................................................ 11
Add Password to Prevent Unauthorized Access .................................. 12
How to Use ............................................................................................ 13
Authentication ................................................................................... 13
Primary User’s Capabilities .................................................................. 14
Main Screen with Camera View ....................................................... 14
The Configuration: .................................................................. 15
The camera view..................................................................... 15
The pan/tilt/zoom control buttons: ............................................ 15
The CCD control buttons: ......................................................... 16
Client Settings ............................................................................. 17
Administrator’s Capabilities ................................................................. 19
Fine-tuning for Best Performance .................................................... 19
For Best Real-time Video Images............................................... 20
Only Quality Images Will Do ..................................................... 20
Somewhere Between Real-time and Clear Images ....................... 21
Select for Motion JPEG ............................................................. 21
Opening Accounts for New Users .................................................... 22
Protect Network Camera by Passwords ....................................... 22
More Flexible Options for Viewers .............................................. 23
Build a Multimedia Web Attraction Site............................................. 23
Demo on Multiple Sites – Mid-scale Service................................. 23
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Product Demo for E-business – Large-scale Service ..................... 23
If the web space has FTP service ............................................... 24
If the web space has no FTP service .......................................... 26
Build a Security Application............................................................ 28
Send Snapshots When Motion is Detected .................................. 29
Definitions in Configuration ................................................................... 31
System Parameters ............................................................................ 32
User Group Administration .................................................................. 33
Edit User ..................................................................................... 35
Network Settings ............................................................................... 36
General ....................................................................................... 36
HTTP .......................................................................................... 37
Streaming ................................................................................... 37
DDNS & UPnP .................................................................................... 38
Mail & FTP......................................................................................... 40
SMTP .......................................................................................... 40
FTP ............................................................................................ 40
Video Codec Parameters ..................................................................... 43
Image Settings ............................................................................ 45
CCD Settings ............................................................................... 46
Audio ............................................................................................... 49
Motion Detection................................................................................ 51
Camera Control ................................................................................. 52
Camera control area ................................................................ 52
Preset function area ................................................................ 52
Application Setup ............................................................................... 55
Weekly Schedule .......................................................................... 55
Event Operation ........................................................................... 55
Sequential Operation .................................................................... 56
Viewing System Log ........................................................................... 58
Viewing System Parameters ................................................................ 58
Factory Default .................................................................................. 58
Remote Controller .............................................................................. 59
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Appendix ............................................................................................... 60
A. Troubleshooting ............................................................................. 60
B. Cleaning the Lens........................................................................... 64
C. Pan/Tilt/Zoom Data ........................................................................ 64
D. URL Commands of the Network Camera ............................................ 65
Overview..................................................................................... 65
Style Convention .......................................................................... 66
General CGI URL Syntax and Parameters ......................................... 67
Get Server Parameter Values.......................................................... 67
Set Server Parameter Values .......................................................... 68
Available Parameters on the Server ................................................. 69
Drive the Digital Output................................................................. 79
Query Status of the Digital Input .................................................... 80
Capture Single Snapshot ............................................................... 81
Account Management .................................................................... 82
System Logs ................................................................................ 83
Configuration File ......................................................................... 84
Upload File (firmware)................................................................... 84
Camera Control ............................................................................ 85
Recall ......................................................................................... 86
System Information ...................................................................... 87
Preset Locations ........................................................................... 88
E. Technical Specifications ................................................................... 89
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Installation
Hardware Installation
Please
verify
that
your
product
package
contains all the accessories listed in the
foregoing Package Contents.
Depending on
the user’s application, an Ethernet cable may
be needed. The Ethernet cable should meet the
specs of UTP Category 5 and not exceed 100
meters in length.
Connect the power adapter jack to the
Network Camera before plugging in to the
power socket. This will reduce the risk of
accidental electric shock.
Upon powering up, the device runs through a self-test procedure and the front LEDs
will blink between green and red for a few times. If self-test passes, the LEDs will shut
off and the Network Camera will be on stand-by and ready for software installation. If
self-test fails the red LED will blink several times. Refer to Appendix A for
troubleshooting.
To install in Ethernet
Make sure the Ethernet is firmly connected to a switch hub. After attaching the
Ethernet cable plug in the power adapter. If the LED turns out to be steady green after
self-test, go to next paragraph “Software Installation”.
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Consult with the dealer of the peripherals for correct installation.
1
DI+
INPUT (Max. 50mA, 12VDC)
2
DI-
INPUT (Initial state of DI is low)
3
SW_COMMON
OUTPUT (open from SW_OPEN at initial state)
(close with SW_OPEN when set DO to ON)
4
SW_NOPEN
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OUTPUT (Max. 1A, 24VDC or 0.5A, 125VAC)
Software Installation
In this manual, "User" refers to whoever has access to the Network Camera, and
"Administrator" refers to the person who can configure the Network Camera and grant
user access to the camera.
At the end of the hardware installation, the Administrator must place the product
software CD into the CD-ROM drive of the PC running in MS Windows. An auto-run
program will pop up (If the program is not on auto-run, go to the root directory of the
software CD and click on “autorun.exe”).
Click on “Software Utility” item, after the window contains changed, click on
“Installation Wizard” to run VIVOTEK’s installation program.
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Upon Installation Wizard’s start up, a searching box will pop up.
This program
searches for VIVOTEK’s product on the same LAN:
After searching, VIVOTEK Video Servers
or Network Cameras will be located by the
Installation Wizard. There may be several
entries
shown
Administrator
in
may
the
window.
The
differentiate
the
Network Cameras with the serial number.
For the series number in the “Serial Number” field, please check the label on the
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bottom of the camera.
The IP addresses shown in the "Current IP Address" field reflect those on the local
network.
They may be from the DHCP server.
If there is no DHCP server, the camera
will try to find a free IP address (this takes from 15 second to 3 minutes, depending on
the LAN status). The method of finding IP address is seeking from 192.168.0.99, to
192.168.0.254. If any of the address inside this range is free, the Network Camera will
be assigned to this IP address, and its subnet mask would be 255.255.255.0. If none
of the addresses is free, the Network Camera will try the range from 192.168.0.2 to
192.168.0.98.
After an IP address is assigned to the camera, the “Activity” status LED
blinks.
The VIVOTEK’s new UPnP function will always assign an IP address for the Network
Camera.
The Administrator can click on button “Link to selected device” to
connect
the I.E. to the camera.
If the camera is not on the IP installer list, click on the “Search” button to search for the
camera on the LAN.
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For more detailed usage of the Installation Wizard, please refer to the user’s manual of
the Installation Wizard.
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Initial Access to the Network Camera
Installing Plug-in
For the initial access to the Network Camera in Windows, the web browser may prompt
for permission to install a new plug-in for the Network Camera after a period of time of
downloading. Permission request depends on the Internet security settings of the
user’s PC or notebook. If the highest security level is set, the computer may prohibit
any installation and execution attempt. This plug-in has been registered for certificate
and is used to display the video in the browser. Users may click on
to proceed.
If the web browser does not allow the user to continue to install, check the Internet
security option and lower the security levels or contact your IT or networking
supervisor for help.
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Check Network Settings
The Network Camera can be connected either before or immediately after software
installation onto the Local Area Network. The Administrator should complete the
network settings on the configuration page, including the correct subnet mask and IP
address of gateway and DNS. Ask your network administrator or Internet service
provider for the detail information. By default the Network Camera requires the
Administrator to run installation every time it reboots. If the network settings are to
remain unchanged, disable the Install option. Refer to “Network settings” on the
System Configuration page for details. If any setting is entered incorrectly and cannot
proceed to setting up the Network Camera, restore the factory settings following the
steps in the “Troubleshooting” chapter of the Appendix.
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Add Password to Prevent Unauthorized Access
The default Administrator’s password is blank and the Network Camera initially will not
ask for any password. The Administrator should immediately implement a new
password as a matter of prudent security practice. Once the Administrator’s password
is saved, the Network Camera will ask for the user’s name and password before each
access. The Administrator can set up a maximum of twenty (20) user accounts. Each
user can access the Network Camera except to perform system configuration. Some
critical functions are exclusive for the Administrator, such as system configuration, user
administration, and software upgrades. The user name for the Administrator is
permanently assigned as “root”. Once the password is changed, the browser will
display an authentication window to ask for the new password. Once the password is
set, there is no provision to recover the Administrator’s password. The only
option is to restore to the original factory default settings.
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How to Use
Authentication
After opening the web browser and typing in the URL of the Network Camera, a
dialogue window pops up to request a username and password.
The foreground is the login window and the background shows the message if
authentication fails. The user may check the option box to save the password for future
convenience.
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Primary User’s Capabilities
Main Screen with Camera View
The main page layout has three parts:
Configuration functions: The camera can be configured using these user interfaces.
Camera View: What the camera sees.
Pan/Tilt/Zoom control buttons: These buttons provide a command interface to
control the aim of the camera.
CCD control buttons: These buttons provide a command interface to control the aim
of the camera.
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The Configuration:
“Digital Output”
Clicking on the “On” or “Off” button turns the digital output to either on or off status.
“Snapshot”
Clicking on the “Snapshot” can get a JPEG format image of the current camera view in
another window.
“Client Settings”
Clicking on this button links you to the client setting page, please check the following
session for more details.
“Configuration” Only the Administrator can access camera configurations.
The camera view
The information bar at the top of the camera view shows the assigned caption and the
current date/time. The information bar at the bottom of the camera view shows the
current streaming mode and audio transmission mode. You can push/toggle the talk
button to talk to the remote server. The volume of speaker and microphone can also be
adjusted.
Digital zoom
Microphone volume
Talk button
Speaker volume
The camera view provides not only the live video, but also a way to aim the Network
Camera to different target. Using mouse to click on the target inside the video will
command the Network Camera to aim at the target and with the mouse wheel up or
down, the camera view will zoom out or in.
The pan/tilt/zoom control buttons:
The direction buttons are for Left, Right, Up, Down, and Home functions. The Home
button centers the camera.
“Go to” Once the Administrator has determined the preset positions; the User can aim
the camera using this control.
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“Pan speed”
This selection box sets the moving range of the “Left” and “Right” commands.
“Tilt speed”
This selection box sets the moving range of the “Up” and “Down” commands.
“Zoom speed”
This selection box sets the moving range of the “zoom in” and “zoom out” commands.
“Focus speed”
This selection box sets the moving speed of the “focus near” and “focus far” commands.
The focus function is obvious when the optical zoom time is larger than 7.
“Auto pan”
This button commands the camera to pan from the current position to the left-most
and then to the right-most position. After panning, the camera returns to the original
position.
“Auto patrol”
This button commands the camera to patrol between the preset positions on the Patrol
List, which can be modified on the “Camera control page”. After one patrol cycle, the
camera returns to the original position.
“Stop” This stops the “Auto Pan” command or “Auto Patrol” command.
The CCD control buttons:
The set of the buttons is for controlling focus, iris and zooming.
Click to zoom widely
Click to zoom telescopically
and see more.
and see more clearly.
Click to focus farer.
Click to focus nearer.
Click to set IRIS bigger.
Click
to
set
IRIS
Click to set auto IRIS.
smaller.
Click to do auto focus.
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Client Settings
There are four settings for the client side.
Media Options - For the User to determine whether to receive video, audio or both.
Protocol Options – Which allows choosing on connection protocol between client and
server. There are two protocol choices to optimize your usage – UDP and HTTP.
The UDP protocol allows for more real-time audio and video streams. However, some
packets may be lost due to network burst traffic and images may be obscured.
The HTTP protocol must be selected if the network is protected by a firewall which
allows only HTTP Port (80) to be opened. If there is no restriction, UDP protocol is
recommended. Generally speaking, the client’s choice will be in the order of UDP →
HTTP. After the Network Camera is connected successfully, “Protocol Options” will
indicate the selected protocol. The selected protocol will be recorded in the user's PC
and will be used for the next connection. If the network environment is changed, or the
user wants to let the web browser to detect again, manually select the UDP protocol
and save, then return to HOME to connect to the Network Camera.
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Streaming Options – For users to select the video streaming types. Select
“Streaming Video” options, the video connection will keep alive to enable you to see
smooth video, while “Single JPEG” options will let you see the video in JPEG format by
client periodic update the JPEG image from server according to the “Frame rate”
settings.
Talk Button Control Style – For the User to determine whether to “click once and
talk” or “push to talk”.
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Administrator’s Capabilities
Fine-tuning for Best Performance
There are a few choices the Administrator is allowed to maximize the capabilities of the
Network Camera. Best performance generally equates to the fastest image refresh rate
with the best video quality, and at the lowest network bandwidth as possible. The six
factors, “Size”, “Maximum frame rate”, “Video codec type”, “Key frame interval”, “Fix bit
rate”, and “Fix quality” on the Video Configuration page, are correlative to allow for
achieving the best performance possible.
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For Best Real-time Video Images
To achieve good real-time visual effect, the network bandwidth should be large enough
to allow a transmission rate of greater than 20 image frames per second.
If the
broadband network is over 1 Mbps, set the “Fix bit rate” to 1000Kbps or 1200Kbps, or
set “Fix quality” at the highest quality. The maximum frame rate is 25 fps in a 50Hz
system and 30 fps in a 60Hz system. If your network bandwidth is more than 384Kbps,
you can fix the bit rate according to your bandwidth and set the maximum frame rate
to 25 fps or 30 fps. If you are shooting fast-moving images, you may want to slow the
maximum frame rate down to 20 fps in order to lower the rate of data transmission.
This allows for better video quality and the human eyes cannot readily detect the
differences between those of 20, 25, or 30 frames per second. If your network
bandwidth is below 384 Kbps, set the “Fix bit rate” according to your bandwidth and try
to get the best performance by fine-tuning with the “Maximum frame rate”. In a slow
network, greater frame rate results in blur images. Another work-around is to choose
“Half” in the “Size” option for better images, or “Halfx2” for a larger image view. Video
quality performance will vary somewhat due to the number of users viewing on the
network; even when the parameters have initially been finely tuned. Performance will
also suffer due to poor connectivity because of the network’s burst constraint.
In multi-user environment, the user who has poor network performance will receive
only the key frame in MPEG4 format. Try to reduce the key frame interval can improve
the frame rate for poor network performance, but the penalty is the increasing of
network traffic. If the server is running on the Internet, select the “improve efficiency
in the multi-user environment” will improve the efficiency in the multi-user
environment.
Only Quality Images Will Do
To have the best video quality, you should set “Fix quality” at “Detailed” or “Excellent”
and adjust the “Maximum frame rate” to match your network’s bandwidth. If your
network is slow and you receive “broken” pictures, go to the HTTP protocol in
“Connection type” and choose a more appropriate mode of transmission. The images
may suffer a time delay due to a slower connection.
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Somewhere Between Real-time and Clear Images
If you have a broadband network, set “Fix quality” at ”Normal” or better, rather than
setting “Fix bit rate”. You can also fix the bandwidth according to your actual network
speed and adjust the frame rate. Start from 30 fps down for best results but not below
15 fps. If the image qualities are not improved, select a lower bandwidth setting.
Select for Motion JPEG
The Network Camera with Pan/Tilt/Zoom is a camera with dual video codec, they’re
MPEG4 and MJPEG. If MJPEG is selected, the camera will transmit video data in JPEG
format. Therefore, it requires higher bandwidth to view smooth video. General
speaking, each normal sized JPEG image would be 3k~12k bytes, depending on the
selected video quality and contents. Together with the frame rate selected, the
administrator can control the bandwidth of each connection.
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Opening Accounts for New Users
1
2
3
Protect Network Camera by Passwords
The Network Camera is shipped without any password by default. That means
everyone can access the Network Camera including the configuration as long as the IP
address is known. It is necessary to assign a password if the Network Camera is
intended to be accessed by others. Type a new word twice in the first field to enable
protection. This password is used to identify the administrator. Then add an account
with user name and password for your friends in the second field. The Network Camera
can provide twenty accounts for your valuable customers or friends. Each account
identifies the access right rather than the real visitor. That allows multiple visitors share
the same account of different level. Each account has four kinds of privileges, which
can be set individually. The “I/O access” privilege permits the user to access DI/DO
of the server. The “Camera Control” privilege allows different control to pan/tilt
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functions of the Network Camera. The “Talk” privilege permits the user to send speech
to the Network Camera. The “Listen” privilege permits the user to listen sounds from
the server. You may edit or delete some users from the third field.
More Flexible Options for Viewers
If you want to have a guest account for viewers only, you just need to add a user
without password and disable all the privileges. Share the account to your friends to
access your camera.
Build a Multimedia Web Attraction Site
Demo on Multiple Sites – Mid-scale Service
The Network Camera can allow ten visitors on-line simultaneously. After Installation,
focus the Network Camera on any object you wish to share, and tell the visitors to type
in the web browser address. Caution: You may want to maintain your visitor’s list in the
security configuration page to block out unexpected visitors.
Product Demo for E-business – Large-scale Service
If the number of visitors has exceeded the limit, the Network Camera can allow the
"overload" viewers to see the snapshots in JPEG mode, on the homepage. These are
still images and will be refreshed periodically and automatically.
1. Click on “Client Settings” on the homepage,
2. Select “Single JPEG” in “Streaming Options”,
3. Set the snapshot interval to refresh the still image automatically. The longer the
snapshot interval, the better the snapshot mode works for multiple viewers.
If you want to expand to allow in more viewers, the host server should be able to
handle large network traffic, which must handle the picture refreshing from the
Network Camera.
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If the web space has FTP service
Set the Network Camera up as an FTP client to upload the pictures. The access to the
Network Camera will be independent of the number of viewers and the picture quality
will remain constant.
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1. Click on “Configuration” on the homepage,
2. Click on “Mail & FTP” in the left column,
3. Fill in the FTP related settings including server, server port, user name and password,
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as well as the upload path if it is specified by the web space,
4. Click on “Save”,
5. Click on “Application” in the left column,
6. Select the day or days of the week in “Weekly schedule” you want to upload the
pictures,
7. Select “Sequential operation” and set the interval,
8. Unselect “FTP put snapshots with date and time suffix” as the upload method and
click on “Save”,
9. The image file uploaded to the web space is named “video.jpg”. Check if the file is
successfully uploaded to the correct folder,
10. Prepare a homepage with the embedded image reference to the image file
uploaded via FTP in advance.
If the web space has no FTP service
An auto-refresh homepage can be used to periodically poll the newest image from the
Network Camera. It is most efficient if using a free web space provider as the FTP
service may be limiting.
1. Prepare an auto-refresh homepage as the following example. The URL of image is
http://“IP address of the Network Camera”/cgi-bin/video.jpg. Modify the IP address
according to your Network Camera. Define the refresh interval according to your
network bandwidth for best result. If the refresh rate is too fast and there is a large
number of visitors, this may overload the Network Camera and slows the response.
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Example of an auto-refresh web page:
<html>
<head>
<title>Example - auto refresh</title>
</head>
<body>
<p align=left>
<font size="7" face="Comic Sans MS" color="#FF0000">
MiniAVServer Demo
</font>
</p>
<p align=left>
<!-- Begin of scripts to auto refresh the image. Change the IP address in the image
URL and refreshrate if necessary. //-->
<script language=javascript>
var image="http://192.168.0.203/cgi-bin/video.jpg";
//IMAGE URL
var refreshrate=5;
//SECONDS BETWEEN REFRESH
var imgwidth=352;
//IMAGE WIDTH
var imgheight=240;
//IMAGE HEIGHT
function refresh(){
document.images["pic"].src=image+"?"+new Date();
setTimeout('refresh()', refreshrate*1000);}
document.write('<img
src="'+image+'"
width="'+imgwidth+'" name="pic">');
if(document.images)window.onload=refresh;
</script>
<!-- End of scripts to auto refresh the image. //-->
</p>
</body>
</html>
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height="'+imgheight+'"
Build a Security Application
The Administrator can combine
options on the application page
to perform many useful security
applications.
There
are
two
trigger sources coming from
attached devices, such as for
motion detection. There are also
two kinds of actions responding
to
such
events,
including
uploading snapshots over the
Internet
and
driving
other
attached devices. To upload the
snapshots, the User can choose either email or FTP according to user’s needs. Both
e-mail and FTP use the network settings on the Mail & FTP page. Refer to the definition
section for detail configuration.
1.
Click
on
“Configuration”
on
the
homepage,
2. Click on “Application” in the left column,
3. Check the weekdays as you need and
give the period of "Snapshots begin" time
and "Snapshots end" time to monitor the
triggering conditions every day,
4. Check the “Event operation”. The
triggering condition can be set to detected
motion or status of the attached device,
5. Set the delay before detecting next
event to avoid continuous false alarms
following the original event,
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Send Snapshots When Motion is Detected
If no external sensor is available, the Administrator can use the built-in motion
detection to monitor any movement and send snapshots via emails for security check.
6. Click on “Motion detection” in the left column,
7. Check “Enable motion detection”,
8. Click on “New” to have a new window to monitor video,
9. Type in a name to identify the new window,
10. Use the mouse to click, hold, and drag the window corner to resize or the title bar
to move,
11. Fine-tune using the “Sensitivity” and “Percentage” fields to best suit the camera’s
environment. Higher ”Sensitivity” detects the slighter motion. Higher “Percentage”
discriminates smaller objects,
12. Clicking on “Save” enables the activity display. Green means the motion in the
window is under the watermark set by the Administrator and red means it is over the
watermark,
13. Click on “Application” in the left column,
14. Check on the window name set in step 9,
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15. Check “Upload snapshots while motion detected”, if e-mailing the snapshots is
preferred,
16. Check “Send snapshots by email”,
17. Click on “Save” to validate.
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Definitions in Configuration
Only the Administrator can access system configuration. Each category in the left
column will be explained in the following pages. The bold texts are the specific phrases
on the Option pages. The Administrator may type the URL below the figure to directly
enter the frame page of configuration. If the Administrator also wants to set certain
options through the URL, read the reference appendix for details.
<url> http://<Network Camera>/setup/config.html
<Network Camera> is the domain name or original IP address of the Network Camera.
<url> http://<Network Camera>/setup/system.vspx
<Network Camera> is the domain name or original IP address of the Network Camera.
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System Parameters
"Host name" The text displays the title at the top of the main page.
“Turn off the LED indicator” Check this option to shut off the LED on the rear. It can
prevent the camera’s operation being noticed.
“Automatically restore DO state” The Network Camera will set the DO on when
events happened, if the administrator configures it properly in the Application page.
Check this option will restore the DO state to off after specified seconds.
"Keep current date and time" Click on this to reserve the current date and time of
the Network Camera. An internal real-time clock maintains the date and time even
when the power of the system is turned off.
"Sync with computer time" Synchronize the date and time of the Network Camera
with the local computer. The read-only date and time of PC is displayed as updated.
“Manual” Adjust the date and time according to what is entered by the Administrator.
Notice the format in the related fields while doing the entry.
“Automatic” Synchronize with the NTP server over the Internet whenever the
Network Camera starts up. It will fail if the assigned time-server cannot be reached.
“NTP server” Assign the IP address or domain name of the time-server. Leaving the
text box blank connects the Network Camera to the default time-servers.
"Time zone" Adjust the time with that of the time-servers for local settings.
“Update interval” Select hourly, daily, weekly, or monthly update with the time on the
NTP server.
Remember to click on
to immediately validate the changes. Otherwise, the
correct time will not be synchronized.
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User Group Administration
“Root password” Change the Administrator’s password by typing in the new
password identically in both text boxes. The typed entries will be displayed as asterisks
for security purposes. After pressing
, the web browser will ask the Administrator
for the new password for access.
“Add user” Type the new user's name and password and press
to insert the new
entry. The new user will be displayed in the user name list. There is a maximum of
twenty user accounts. Each user can have four privileges – “I/O access”, “Camera
Control”, “Talk” and “Listen”.
“I/O access” Allows user to control the DO and get status of the DI.
“Camera control” Allows user to aim the Network Camera to different targets.
“Talk” Allows user to talk to the server.
“Listen” Allows user to listen from the server.
“Delete user” Pull down the user list to find the user’s name and press
to
complete.
“Edit user” Pull down the user list to find the user’s name and press
user’s password and privilege.
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to edit the
<url> http://<Network Camera>/setup/security.vspx
<Network Camera> is the domain name or original IP address of the Network Camera.
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Edit User
Type the new password, change the privilege and press
to modify the account.
<url> http://<Network Camera>/setup/edituser.vspx
<Network Camera> is the domain name or original IP address of the Network Camera.
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Network Settings
Any changes made on this page will need to restart the system in order to validate the
changes. Make sure every field is entered correctly before clicking on
.
"Get IP address automatically" & “Use fixed IP address”
The default status is “Get IP address automatically”. This can be tedious having to
perform software installation whenever the Network Camera starts. Therefore, once
the network settings, especially the IP address, have been entered correctly, select
“Use fixed IP address” then the Network Camera will skip installation at the next
boot. The Network Camera can automatically restart and operate normally after a
power outage. Users can run IP installer to check the IP address assigned to the
Network Camera if the IP address is forgotten or using the UPnP function provided by
the Network Camera (MS Windows XP provides UPnP function at My Network Place).
As for how to get IP address automatically, please refer to the section of Software
Installation.
General
“IP address” This is necessary for network identification.
“Subnet mask” It is used to determine if the destination is in the same subnet. The
default value is “255.255.255.0”.
“Default router” This is the gateway used to forward frames to destinations in
different subnet. Invalid router setting will fail the transmission to destinations in
different subnet.
“Primary DNS” The primary domain name server that translates hostnames into IP
addresses.
“Secondary DNS” The secondary domain name server that backups the Primary
DNS.
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HTTP
“HTTP port” This can be other than the default Port 80. Once the port is changed, the
User must be notified the change for the connection to be successful. For instance,
when the Administrator changes the HTTP port of the Network Camera whose IP
address is 192.168.0.100 from 80 to 8080, the User must type in the web browser
“http://192.168.0.100:8080” instead of “http://192.168.0.100”.
Streaming
“UDP Audio channel port” This can be something other than the default port 5002 in
order to work with the port opened by the firewall.
“UDP Video channel port” This can be something other than the default port 5003 in
order to work with the port opened by the firewall.
<url> http://<Network Camera>/setup/network.vspx
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DDNS & UPnP
“Enable DDNS” This option turns on the DDNS function.
“Provider” The provider list contains four hosts that provide DDNS services. Please
connect to the service provider’s website to make sure the service charges.
“Host Name” If the User wants to use DDNS service, this field must be filled. Please
input the hostname that is registered in the DDNS server.
“Username/E-mail” The Username or E-mail field is necessary for logging in the
DDNS server or notify the User of the new IP address. Note: when this field is input as
“Username” the following field must be input as “Password”.
“Password/Key” Please input the password or key to get the DDNS service.
“Enable UPnP” This turns on or off the UPnP function. When UPnP is turned off, the
camera cannot be found through network neighbors in MS Windows XP. If the UPnP
network component is installed in Windows XP, the hostname of the Network Camera
will be shown with bracketed IP address in the Network neighbors. Ex: Network
Camera with Pan/Tilt (xxx.xxx.xxx.96). That is: The hostname of the Network Camera
is “Network Camera with Pan/Tilt”, and the IP address of the Network Camera is
xxx.xxx.xxx.96, depends on the last value of the IP address assigned to the Network
Camera.
“Enable UPnP Port Forwarding” This turns on or off the UPnP port forwarding
function. If your camera is behind an NAT router and your router supports UPnP port
forwarding, turn on this option will help you to access your camera.
“Save” Click on this button to save current settings for the DDNS service and UPnP
function.
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<url> http://<Network Camera>/set-up/ddnsupnp.vspx
<Network Camera> is the domain name or original IP address of the Network Camera.
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Mail & FTP
SMTP
“1st SMTP (mail) server” The domain name or IP address of the external email
server.
“1st SMTP server port” The port to access the external email server. The User can
change this value according to the external email server.
“1st SMTP account name” Granted account name on the email server.
“1st SMTP password” Granted password on the email server.
“1st recipient email address” The email address of recipients for snapshots or log
file. Multiple recipients must be separated by semicolon, ‘;’.
“2nd SMTP (mail) server” The domain name or IP address of another email server
once the previous server is unreachable.
“2nd SMTP server port” The port to access the backup email server. The User can
change this value according to the external email server.
“2nd SMTP account name” Granted account name on the backup SMTP server.
“2nd SMTP password” Granted password on the backup SMTP server.
“2nd recipient email address” The email address of recipients for the backup
server.
“Sender email address” The return email address used in the event the mails fail to
send out.
FTP
“Built-in FTP server port” This can be other than the default Port 21. The User can
change this value from 1 to 65535. After the change, the external FTP client program
must change the server port of connection accordingly.
“1st FTP server” The domain name or IP address of the external FTP server. The
following user settings must be correctly configured for remote access.
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“1st FTP server port” The port to access the external FTP server.
“1st FTP user name” Granted user name on the external FTP server.
“1st FTP password” Granted password on the external FTP server.
“1st FTP remote folder” Granted folder on the external FTP server. This folder is for
system log information and for images captured due to sequential operation or digital
input events. The string must conform to that of the external FTP server. Some FTP
servers cannot accept preceding slash symbol before the path without virtual path
mapping. Refer to the instructions for the external FTP server for details. The folder
privilege must be open for upload.
“1st FTP remote folder for motion detection” Granted folder on the external
FTP server. This folder is for images captured due to motion detection events. The
string must conform to that of the external FTP server. Some FTP servers cannot
accept preceding slash symbol before the path without virtual path mapping. Refer
to the instructions for the external FTP server for details. The folder privilege must
be open for upload.
“1st FTP passive mode” The Network Camera is located inside the network
protected by a firewall, data connection for FTP may be prohibited. By selecting passive
mode, the FTP can bypass the rule and allow snapshot upload to proceed. If the passive
mode is selected, the Network Camera can automatically attempt for active mode, if
the external FTP server does not support passive mode.
“2nd FTP server” The domain name or IP address of the backup FTP server.
“2nd FTP server port” The port to access the backup FTP server.
“2nd FTP user name” Granted user name on the backup FTP server.
“2nd FTP password” Granted password on the backup FTP server.
“2nd FTP remote folder” Granted folder on the backup FTP server. This folder is for
system log information and for images captured due to sequential operation or digital
input events.
“2nd FTP remote folder for motion detection” Granted folder on the external
FTP server. This folder is for images captured due to motion detection events.
“2nd FTP passive mode” Passive mode setting for the backup FTP server.
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<url> http://<Network Camera>/setup/mailftp.vspx
<Network Camera> is the domain name or original IP address of the Network Camera.
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Video Codec Parameters
“Text on video” The text will be displayed in the black bar above the video window
with a timestamp. The timestamp is captured from date and time of the Network
Camera that is maintained by a built-in real-time clock.
“Color” Select either for color or monochrome video display.
"Size" There are five options for three video sizes. “Half” is the quarter size of
“Normal” and “Normal” is the quarter size of “Double”. “Half x 2” has the same video
size as “Normal” but of a lesser quality, while consuming less network bandwidth.
“Normal x 2” has the same size as “Double” but of a lesser quality.
“Video codec type” It can be either MJPEG or MPEG4. In MJPEG mode, the video
frames are independent. In MPEG4 mode, there are I frames and P frames. To decode
a P frame need the information of previous frame. MPEG4 consumes much less network
bandwidth than MJPEG.
There are five dependent parameters provided for video performance adjustment.
"Maximum frame rate" This limits the maximal refresh frame rate, which can be
combined with the "Video quality control" to optimize the bandwidth utilization and
video quality. If the User wants to fix the bandwidth utilization regardless of the video
quality, choose "Fix bit rate" and select the desired bandwidth. MPEG4 video are
composed by I frames and P frames as the following sequence. IPPPPPIPPPPPIPPPP…
“Key frame interval” determines how many repeated P frames will appear after one
I frame. Large “Key frame interval” can reduce the bit rate, but cause image corrupt
longer if there is packet loss while transmission. “Fix bit rate” option and “Key frame
interval” option are only available in “MPEG4” mode. The video quality may be poor
due to the sending of maximal frame rate within the limited bandwidth when images
are moving rapidly. Consequently, to ensure detailed video quality (quantization rate)
regardless of the network, it will utilize more bandwidth to send the maximal frames
when images change drastically.
"Flip" Vertically rotate the video.
"Mirror" Horizontally rotate the video. Check options both if the Network Camera is
installed upside down.
“Improve efficiency in the multi-user environment” Check this option to improve
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efficiency in the multi-user environment when running in the low bandwidth
environment. But it will cause each connection slow a few minutes when connection
established.
<url> http://<Network Camera>/setup/video.vspx
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Image Settings
Click on “Image Settings” to pop up another window for tuning "Brightness",
“Contrast”, “Hue” and "Saturation" for video compensation.
Each
field
has
eleven
levels ranged from -5 to
+5. The User may press
“Preview” to fine-tune
the
image.
image
is
When
O.K.,
the
press
“Save” to set the image
settings.
Click
on
“Restore” to recall the
original settings without
incorporating
changes.
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the
CCD Settings
Click on “CCD Settings” button, the CCD settings window will pop up.
The default setting of the CCD is of auto-IRIS mode. Therefore the “Auto electronic
shutter” (AES) option will be fixed at 1/60 (1/50) second. Once the shutter is selected
as “Auto”, the IRIS of the CCD will become fixed. There are several selectable items for
AES. Faster electronic shutter helps seeing fast moving objects more clearly.
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“Auto tracking white balance” is usually applied when the Network Camera is
aiming outdoor. Adjusting the 9 levels of white levels can help the camera capturing
video with correct colors. On the other hand, select “White balance control” will
disable “Auto tracking white balance”. It is usually applied indoor to adjust the
video colors. The administrator can set different color temperatures (3200K~8000K) to
get correct colors.
Checking “Low lux mode” helps seeing object in poor illuminative environment.
Turning on “Auto switch to B/W in low lux mode” together with “Low lux mode”
being checked, the video will become black and white automatically if the camera is
aiming at dark environment.
“Enable BLC” option is for back light compensation. Normally, objects in front of light
source are difficult to be seen, checking this option and adjusting “BLC sens level” can
help seeing the objects more clearly. The BLC sens level is about sensitivity of BLC
detection.
Clicking on “BLC Area Selection”, a selecting window will pop up. As the window
shows, the video is divided to 48 rectangle areas with the same size. Select the areas
to enable BLC, if no area is selected, checking “Enable BLC” option makes the video no
differences.
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The picture illustrates the corresponding areas of the selecting window in the real video.
“Select All” will check all the areas in the windows and “Clear All” will do vice versa.
“Save” button can set the selected areas for BLC.
In the CCD settings window, click on “Preview” to see the effect of changing the
options. Click on “Save” to set the CCD settings. Click on “Restore” to recall the
original settings without incorporating the changes.
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Audio
“Transmission mode” There are five options to select. For all the modes, only one
client can talk to the server at the same time.
“Full-duplex (Talk and listen simultaneously)” In this mode, the User can talk to
the server while listening sound from the server simultaneously.
“Half-duplex (Talk or listen, not at the same time)” In this mode, the User can
talk to the server or listen from the server, but not at the same time.
“Simplex – Talk only” In this mode, the User can only talk to the server.
“Simplex – Listen only” In this mode, the User can only listen from the server.
“Disable” In this mode, the audio is disabled in both directions.
“Send audio from the active client to all the other clients” In half duplex
transmission mode, select the option to talk to the server and broadcast your voice to
all the other clients.
“Improve audio quality in low bandwidth environment” If the Network Camera
works in versatile or low network bandwidth environment, the User can check this
option to improving audio quality by sacrificing some real-time synchronization.
“Audio source” Select source from external or built-in microphone.
“Acoustic echo cancellation” In full-duplex mode, the server can play sound from
the client and receive sound from the environment and send to client. Since the sound
from the client is played by server, it will also be received by the server’s microphone
and send back to client. That is the client will hear its echo. Select this option can
prevent echo by sacrificing the video frame rate.
“Bit rate” There are three kinds of bit-rate for audio. 32Kbps and 24Kbps are suitable
for both music and speech like audio while 8Kbps are suitable for only speech like
audio.
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<url> http://<Network Camera>/setup/audio.vspx
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Motion Detection
“Enable motion detection” Check this option to turn on motion detection.
Click on this button to add a new window. At most three windows can exist
simultaneously. Use the mouse to click, hold and drag the window frame to resize or
the title bar to move. Clicking on the ‘x’ at the upper right-hand corner of the window
to delete the window. Remember to save in order to validate the changes.
Click on this button to save the related settings. A graphic bar will rise or fall
depending on the image variations. A green bar means the image variation is under
monitoring level and a red bar means the image variation is over monitoring level.
When the bar goes red, the detected window will also be outlined in red. Going back to
the homepage, the monitored window is hidden but the red frame shows when motion
is detected.
“Window Name” The text will show at the top of the window.
“Sensitivity” This sets the endurable difference between two sequential images.
“Percentage” This sets the space ratio of moving objects in the monitoring window.
Higher sensitivity and small percentage will allow easier motion detection.
<url> http://<Network Camera>/setup/motion.vspx
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Camera Control
On the Camera Control page, there are two main function control areas:
Camera control area
The pan and tilt functions can be controlled with these buttons. The “Left” button aims
the camera to the left; the “Right”, “Up”, and “Down” buttons aim the camera
accordingly. The “Home” button aims the camera to the center.
“-” and “+” buttons beside “Zoom” control the zoom widely function and zoom
telescopically.
“-”, “Focus” and “+” in the same row control the focus near function, auto focus
function and focus far function.
“-”, “IRIS” and “+” in the same row set the aperture smaller, auto-IRIS and set
aperture bigger.
“Pan speed” This controls the range of the horizontal movement of the camera. The
greater the value, the greater angular movement when performing the “Left” or
“Right” functions.
“Tilt speed” This controls the range of the vertical movement of the camera. The
greater value, the greater angular movement when performing the “Up” or “Down”
functions.
“Zoom speed” This controls the range of the zooming. The greater the value, the
greater viewing angle changed.
“Focus speed” This controls the range of the focus adjustment. The greater the value,
the greater adjustment.
“Auto pan/patrol speed” This defines the speed of panning and patrol, the greater
the value, the faster the speed.
Preset function area
“Disable motion detection during PTZ operation” Checking this box allows the
user to disable the motion detection function during PTZ operation. Otherwise, scene
change due to PTZ operation might be detected as motion.
“Current position” If the User wants to save the current view as a preset location,
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“Add” button. The camera allows for ten preset locations.
* The preset function is valid only in optical zoom mode.
“Preset position” This keeps a list for preset positions. Clicking on the “Delete”
button will remove the current selected position from the preset list.
“Set as home” Click on the button will command the Network Camera to set the
current aiming position as Home position. That is: when user click on the “Home”
control in Camera control area or after the Network Camera rebooted, the aiming area
will be moved to the current position.
“Default home” Click on the button will restore the “Home” definition to the original
position.
“Dwelling time” The value set here specifies:
1. The stop time of each preset location during auto patrol of the Network Camera.
2. The stay time at the most left and the most right positions when the Network
Camera is doing auto panning.
“Enable IR control” Checking this box allows the Administrator to enable the IR
controller to move the aim of the camera. To allow controls only through URL
commands or web pages, leave this box unchecked.
“Zoom times display” Checking this box allows the Administrator to display the
zoom magnitude on the transmitted video. The information is described as the
following table:
Text displayed
Meanings
Zoom X3
3 times optical zoom, the focal lens equals to 12.6 mm.
Zoom X10 xE2
10 times optical zoom with 2 times digital zoom, the focal lens
equals to 84 mm.
“Patrol selection” After the User has saved a list of preset positions, the “Preset
locations” box will also keep a list of the preset positions. And once the “Select>”
button is clicked, the “Selected location” box will keep a list of the patrol stops. The
“Remove” button removes the preset position from the patrol stops. The “UP”, “DOWN”
buttons adjust the order of the patrol stops. Several preset positions can be added to
the patrol stops. The camera can accept up to 20 patrol stops.
“Save” button
The button is valid for “Pan speed”, “Tilt speed”, “Tilt speed”, “Auto pan/patrol speed”,
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“Enable IR control”, “Dwelling time” and “Patrol selections”. In other words, after
changing these settings, and the “Save” button is not clicked, the new setting of the
camera will not take effect.
Camera control area
Preset function area
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Application Setup
Weekly Schedule
“Sun” ~ “Sat” Select the days of the week to perform the following operations.
“Snapshots begin at” Set the time to start operations.
“Snapshots stop at” Set the time to stop operations. Setting identical begin time and
stop time means 24-hour operation.
“All the time except for the above schedule” Invert the selected schedule. The
default setting of this option is checked.
“Snapshot file name prefix” Specify the prefix name for the snapshot file. For
example, if the prefix name of the snapshot file is “pz61x2”, the snapshot file name will
be pz61x2 _20041116105638.jpg, that means the snapshot is taken at 10:56:38,
2004/11/16.
Event Operation
“Delay second(s) before detecting next event” Set the time delay before
restarting to check on the triggering condition when the current condition is triggered.
“Send pre-event image(s) when event occurs” Specify how many pre-event
snapshot will be sent if events happen.
“Trigger condition” There are four conditions relative to the digital input and three
windows for motion detection. More than one condition can be selected at once. Select
the appropriate digital input condition that suits the characteristics of the external
device. “high”, “low” selects level-triggering via external voltage input. “rising”,
“falling” is for edge-triggering. There are three windows for motion detection each can
be assigned a name. If motion detection has not been set up, it will not be shown. If
this happens, clicking on “Motion detection” and a note will show to direct the User to
the configuration page for motion detection.
“Trigger action” There are four options for two types of action. More than one
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condition can be selected at once. While choosing to trigger an output alarm, the digital
output will short both pins and complete the external device’s circuit. The normal state
is open. Either email or FTP can be used to command uploading snapshots. The
snapshot names will be “videopre.jpg”, “videotrg.jpg”, and “videopos.jpg”, respectively.
They stand for the snapshots, before event, right upon event, and after event. The date
and time suffix may also be added as an option. Confirm the external mail or FTP server
settings in the network configuration.
“Reset output” Select and save this option to reset the external device at the digital
output to return to the original state.
Sequential Operation
“Snapshot interval” The Network Camera will send snapshots at the specified
intervals to the external server.
“Send snapshots by email” This selects the uploading method following the
intervals set above. The snapshot named “video.jpg” will be attached in the email with
the subject title “Periodic snapshots”.
“Send snapshots by FTP” The snapshots will be uploaded to the external FTP server
with the file name defined in the next option. This can also be used to refresh the
captured images stored in the external web server to build creative homepages.
“FTP put snapshots with date and time suffix” This option sets up the snapshot
capture date and time, which can be used to easily differentiate the snapshot file
names
in
either
the
sequential
or
event
operation.
For
instance,
“pre_20020102030405.jpg” means the JPEG image was captured in the year 2002,
January 2nd, after 3 o’clock, 4 minute and 5 second as the previous frame in event
operation. If this suffix is omitted, the file named “video.jpg” on the external FTP server
will be refreshed at the specified interval.
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<url> http://<Network Camera>/setup/app.vspx
<Network Camera> is the domain name or original IP address of the Network Camera.
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Viewing System Log
Click on the link on the configuration page to view the system log file. The content of
the file provides useful information about configuration and connections after system
boot-up.
Viewing System Parameters
Click on this link on the configuration page to view the entire system’s parameter set.
The content is the same as those in CONFIG.INI.
Factory Default
“Factory default”
Click on this link on the configuration page to restore factory default settings. Any
changes made so far will be lost and the system will be reset to the initial factory
settings.
After clicking on the “Restore” button and make confirmation, the system
will restart and require the installer program to set up the network again.
“Calibrate”
Recalibrate the home position to the default center to recover the tolerance caused by some external
forces. This function is the same as the “Center” button on the Remote Controller. Please note that there
is no confirming message box after clicking on the “Calibrate” button, the Network Camera will calibrate
immediately.
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Remote Controller
Model PZ61x2 provides a remote controller to command the camera’s pan/tilt and
other functions. The direction control part provides the function as on the main web
page.
The Pan/Patrol/Stop functions are also the same as on the main web page.
Direction
control
area
Auto
movement
control area
“Auto Patrol” This button commands the camera to patrol between the preset
positions on the patrol list that was set on the “Camera control page”. After each patrol
cycle, the camera stops at the original staring position. “Auto Pan” This button
commands the camera to pan from the current position to the left most or right most
and back. After panning both horizontal end positions, the camera would stop at the
original starting position.
“Center” This calibrates the camera’s position to aim at the center as the camera boots
up.
“Stop” This stops the auto movements (auto pan & auto patrol) of the camera.
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Appendix
A. Troubleshooting
Status LED
After powering up, the Network Camera performs a self-diagnostic to detect any
hardware defects. The following table lists the LED patterns in general. In case of any
fatal error, the LED will blink in a pattern other than those below.
Condition
LED color
During self-diagnostic after power on
Blink in interchanged green and red
Ethernet signal is lost
Red LED is off till Ethernet is detected
Before network is setup
Steady green till IP address is confirmed
After network is setup
Blink green every second
Any hardware failure
Other patterns
Reset and Restore
At the left side of the camera there is a button
hidden in the pinhole as shown in the picture.
It is used to reset the system or restore the
factory default settings. Sometimes resetting
the system sets the system back to normal
state. If the system problems remain after
reset, restore the factory settings and install
again.
RESET: Poke the wrench to click on the button.
RESTORE: 1. Poke the wrench to press on the
Restoring the factory defaults
button continuously. 2. Wait for self-diagnostic.
During the diagnostic period, the red & green
will erase any previous settings.
lights will flick for several times. 3. Withdraw
Reset or restore the system after
the wrench when all the lights are off.
power on.
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B. Frequently Asked Questions
Q What if I forget my password?
A After the Administrator's password has been assigned, every access to the Network
Camera needs authentication. If you are one of the managed users, you have to ask
the Administrator for the password. If you are the Administrator, there is no way to
recover the root password except by restoring the factory default settings. Refer to
Appendix A for the procedures.
Q Why can I not watch video from the Network Camera after it is authenticated?
A There are many possible scenarios regarding this problem,
1. If you have just installed the Network Camera and are unable to watch the video,
check if the heartbeat LED is blinking or the lens cap is off. If the heartbeat LED is dim,
perform the software installation again.
2. If the Network Camera is well installed and you are accessing the Network Camera
for the first time using Internet Explorer, adjust the security level of Internet Explorer
to allow installation of plug-ins.
3. If the problem still exists after adjusting, and the message over the image window
is showing "connecting", the network traffic may be too crowded.
4. It there is only “A” shown below the image, check the media options in client settings
containing video.
Q What is the plug-in for?
A The plug-in provided by the Network Camera is used to display motion pictures and
audio in Internet Explorer. If your system does not allow installation of any plug-in
software, the security level of the web browser may need to be lowered. It is
recommended that you consult your network supervisors in your office regarding
adjustment of the security level. Software installation may be regulated in some
offices.
Q Why is the timestamp different from the system time of my PC or notebook?
A The timestamp is based on the system time of the Network Camera. It is maintained
by a real-time clock inside and can be automatically synchronized with the time-server
if the Network Camera is connected to the Internet and the function is enabled.
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Differences of several hours may result from the time zone setting.
Q Can I install it on ceiling?
A Yes. There are flip and mirror options in video configuration page to correct the
images for upside down installation.
Q The image is not clear enough.
A Rotate the lens to adjust the focus after the Network Camera has been installed in
the proper position. The image settings and white balance can be fine tuned to achieve
the best visual effect. Also notice the power line frequency must match the local utility
to synchronize and minimize the effect of flickering florescent lights.
Q Why does the image not refresh regularly?
A Some anti-virus programs filter the received web content. It takes time to perform
data examination and affect the streaming application such as that of Network Camera.
However, it only affects the HTTP mode of Network Camera. If the network allows only
HTTP mode, disable the web filtering function of the anti-virus program temporarily.
During this period, the User should be aware of the risk of malicious network activity.
Q I have opened motion detection windows but it cannot work.
A If the motion detection windows are set up and names are given, check to see if the
function is checked on the first line. While it is enabled, adjust the sensitivity and
percentage to monitor the level indicator for best results.
Q I cannot hear any sound while watching.
A If there is "V" shown below the image, check the sound card in your PC and make
sure media options in client settings containing audio. If "AV" is shown, check the audio
source of the Network Camera, make sure you are using internal or external
microphone.
Q How many users are allowed to watch the Network Camera at the same time?
A Too many users requesting the real-time multimedia content will jam the network.
For best results, the Network Camera is designed to accommodate a maximum of ten
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(10) users to watch and listen for streaming video and audio at the same time. For a
larger number of users, it is recommended to build another web server to host the
retrieved contents from the Network Camera.
Q How fast is the video rate of the Network Camera?
A The MPEG4 codec engine can process up to 30 frames per second internally. However
the total performance is subject to many coefficients such as:
1. Network throughput,
2. Bandwidth share,
3. Number of users,
4. The complicated/detailed objects and movement in view,
5. The power of your PC or notebook that is responsible for displaying images.
In general, the transfer rate in a general local network environment can achieve over
200 kilobytes per second and approximately 10 to 20 pictures per second from a
regular environment.
Q How can I keep the Network Camera as private as possible?
A The Network Camera is designed for surveillance purposes and has many flexible
interfaces. The user authentication and special confirmation in installation can keep the
Network Camera from unauthorized access. You may also change the HTTP port to a
non-public number. The demo account is good to separate guests from normal users
and thus you can easily block guests anytime. You can check the system log to examine
any abnormal activities and trace the origins.
Q Why can I not access the Network Camera when I setup some options in the
application?
A Since the Network Camera is a "network camera", any incorrect network settings will
make it inaccessible. If this happens, restore the factory default settings following the
procedures in Appendix A.
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B. Cleaning the Lens
The Network Camera with Pan/Tilt/Zoom is a network camera with high quality lens.
When it is necessary to clean the lens, please follow these instructions:
1. Prepare cotton swabs and alcohol.
2. Moisten the cotton swab with alcohol.
3. Slightly clean the lens.
4. If the lens is still dirty, repeat 2~3 steps until it is cleaned. Change a clean cotton
swab if the old one is dirty or contains dirt that might scrape the lens. Never touch
the lens hard or roughly.
C. Pan/Tilt/Zoom Data
z
unit tilt angle: 0.918 degree
tilt speed
-5
-4
-3
-2
-1
0
1
1~3
0.23
0.46
0.92
1.84
3.67
5.51
6.43
7.34
8.26
9.18 10.10
4~7
0.23
0.23
0.46
0.92
1.84
2.75
3.21
3.67
4.13
4.59
5.05
8~100
0.23
0.23
0.23
0.46
0.92
1.38
1.61
1.84
2.07
2.30
2.52
zoom times
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2
3
4
5
z
unit pan angle: 1.29 degree
z
The pan speeds of different auto pan/tile speeds.
1. auto pan speed 1: 2.10 degree/sec
2. auto pan speed 2: 8.41 degree/sec
3. auto pan speed 3: 16.82 degree/sec
4. auto pan speed 4: 22.43 degree/sec
5. auto pan speed 5: 26.04 degree/sec
6. auto pan speed 6: 67.28 degree/sec
Pan
speed
-5
-4
-3
-2
-1
1~3
0.32
0.65
1.29
3.88
7.75 11.63 15.50 19.38 23.26 25.84 28.42
4~7
0.32
0.32
0.65
1.94
3.88
5.81
7.75
9.69 11.63 12.92 14.21
8~100
0.32
0.32
0.32
0.97
1.94
2.91
3.88
4.85
zoom times
0
1
2
3
5.81
4
6.46
5
7.11
D. URL Commands of the Network Camera
For some customers who already have their own web site or web control application,
the Network Camera can be easily integrated through convenient URLs. This section
lists the commands in URL format corresponding to the basic functions of the Network
Camera.
Overview
This section specifies the external HTTP based application programming interface. The
HTTP based camera interface provides the functionality to request a single image, to
control camera functions (PTZ, output relay etc.) and to get and set internal parameter
values. The image and CGI-requests are handled by the built in Web server.
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Style Convention
In URL syntax and in descriptions of CGI parameters, a text in italic within angle
brackets denotes a content that is to be replaced with either a value or a string. When
replacing the text string also the angle brackets shall be replaced. An example of this
is the description of the name for the server, denoted with <servername> in the URL
syntax description below, that is replaced with the string myserver in the URL syntax
example, also below.
URL syntax' are written with the “Syntax:" word written in bold face followed by a box
with the referred syntax as seen below. The name of the server is written as
<servername>. This is intended to be replaced with the name of the actual server. This
can either be a name, e.g., "mywebcam" or "thecam.adomain.net" or the associated IP
number for the server, e.g., 192.168.0.220.
Syntax:
http://<servername>/cgi-bin/video.jpg
Description of returned data is written with "Return:" in bold face followed by the
returned data in a box. All data returned as HTTP formatted, i.e., starting with the
string HTTP is line separated with a Carriage Return and Line Feed (CRLF) printed as
\r\n.
Return:
HTTP/1.0 <HTTP code> <HTTP text>\r\n
URL syntax examples are written with "Example:" in bold face followed by a short
description and a light grey box with the example.
Example: request a single snapshot image
http://mywebserver/cgi-bin/video.jpg
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General CGI URL Syntax and Parameters
CGI parameters are written in lower-case and as one word without any underscores or
other separators. When the CGI request includes internal camera parameters, the
internal parameters must be written exactly as they are named in the camera or video
server. The CGIs are organized in function related directories under the cgi-bin
directory. The file extension of the CGI is required.
Syntax:
http://<servername>/cgi-bin/<subdir>[/<subdir>...]/<cgi>.<ext>
[?<parameter>=<value>[&<parameter>=<value>...]]
Example: Setting digital output #1 to high
http://mywebserver/cgi-bin/setparam.cgi?do1=h
Get Server Parameter Values
Note: This request require administrator access
Method: GET/POST
Syntax:
http://<servername>/cgi-bin/admin/getparam.cgi?[<parameter>]
[&<parameter>…]
where the <parameter> should be <group>[_<name>] or <group>[.<name>] If you
do not specify the any parameters, all the parameters on the server will be returned. If
you specify only <group>, the parameters of related group will be returned.
When query parameter values, the current parameter value are returned.
Successful control requests returns paramter pairs as follows.
Return:
HTTP/1.0 200 OK\r\n
Content-Type: text/html\r\n
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Context-Length: <length>\r\n
\r\n
<parameter pair>
where <parameter pair> is
<parameter>=<value>\r\n
[<parameter pair>]
<length> is the actual length of content.
Example: request IP address and it’s response
Request:
http://192.168.0.123/cgi-bin/admin/getparam.cgi?network_ipaddress
Response:
HTTP/1.0 200 OK\r\n
Content-Type: text/html\r\n
Context-Length: 33\r\n
\r\n
network.ipaddress=192.168.0.123\r\n
Set Server Parameter Values
Note: This request require administrator access
Method: GET/POST
Syntax:
http://<servername>/cgi-bin/admin/setparam.cgi?
[nosync=<value>&]<parameter>=<value>
[&<parameter>=<value>…][&return=<return page>]
parameter
value
description
nosync
0, 1
Specifies that there should be no sync (write) of
the corresponding configuration file on flash. If
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parameter is omitted, a sync write will occur.
(note: this parameter must be put at begin of
parameter list)
<group>_<name>. value to assigned Assign
<value>
to
the
parameter
<group>_<name>..
return
<return page>
Redirect to the page <return page> after the
parameter is assigned. The <return page> can be
a full URL path or relative path according the the
current path. If you omit this parameter, it will
redirect to an empty page.
(note: The return page can be a general HTML
file(.htm, .html) or a VIVOTEK server script
executable (.vspx) file. It can not be a CGI
command. It can not have any extra parameters.
This parameter must be put at end of parameter
list)
Example: Set the IP address of server to 192.168.0.123
http://myserver/cgi-bin/admin/setparam.cgi?Network_IPAddress=192.168.0.123
Available Parameters on the Server
Group: System
NAME
VALUE
DESCRIPTION
hostname
<text
(r/w)
than 15 characters>
ledoff
0
Do not turn of the led indicator
(r/w)
1
Turn off the led indicator
resetdo
0
Do not turn on automatic DO restoration
(r/w)
1
Turn on automatic DO restoration
delayresetdo
1~999
Setup automatic DO restoration time
string
shorter host name of server
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(r/w)
date
<yyyy/mm/dd>
year, month and date separated by slash.
(r/w)
<keep>
keep date unchanged
<auto>
Using
NTP
to
sync
date/time
automatically
time
<hh:mm:ss>
hour, minute and second separated by
(r/w)
colon.
<keep>
keep date unchanged
<auto>
Using
NTP
to
sync
date/time
automatically
ntp
<domain name or IP NTP server
(r/w)
address>
timezone
-12 ~ 12
time zone, 8 means GMT +8:00
0 ~ 2147483
0 to Disable automatic time adjustment,
(r/w)
updateinterval
(r/w)
otherwise,
it
means
the
seconds
between NTP automatic update interval.
serialnumber
<mac address>
12
(r)
characters
mac
address
without
hyphen connected
firmwareversion
<text
string
shorter The
(r)
than 39 characters>
model, company, and version number
restore
0
Restore
(w)
version
the
of
firmware,
system
including
parameters
to
default value. The value will be valid
after restart the server.
reset
0 ~ 65535
Restart
(w)(restart)
do<1~4>
<state>
after
<value>
H – NC connected with COMMON
L – NO connected with COMMON
<state>
H – NC connected with COMMON
(r)
L – NO connected with COMMON
supportscriptversion <text
(r)
server
seconds.
(w)
di<1~4>
the
string
shorter The version of supported script/webpage
than 10 characers>
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scriptversion
<text
string
shorter The
than 10 characers>
maximum
version
of
currently
installed script/webpage
Group: Security
NAME
VALUE
username_<1~ <text
10>
DESCRIPTION
string
shorter change user name.
than 15 characters>
(r/w)
userpass_<0~1 <text
0>
string
shorter change user’s password.
than 15 characters>
The UserPass_0 is root’s password.
(r/w)
userattr_<1~1 [dido][|talk][|listen][|c change user’s privilege. The privilege can be
0>
amctrl][|conf]
the combination of
(r/w)
dido – Permit I/O access
talk – Permit to talk to server
listen – Permit to listen from server
camctrl – Permit to do camera control
conf
–
Permit
to
change
server’s
configuration
usercount
1 ~ 11
The current account number on the server
(r)
including root.
Group: Network
NAME
VALUE
DESCRIPTION
resetip
1
enable to get ipaddress, subnet, router,
(r/w)(restart)
dns1, dns2 from DHCP server at next reboot
0
Using preset ipaddress, subnet, router, dns1,
dns2
ipaddress
<IP address>
IP address of server
<IP address>
subnet mask
<IP address>
default gateway
(r/w) (restart)
subnet
(r/w) (restart)
router
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(r/w) (restart)
dns1
<IP address>
primary DNS server
<IP address>
secondary DNS server
(r/w)
dns2
(r/w)
smtp1
<domain
name
or
IP primary SMTP server, max 40 characters
(r/w)
address>
mailto1
<Recipient
(r/w)
address>
mailuser1
<user account name on mail recipient address, max 63 characters
(r/w)
1st smtp server>
mailpass1
<user
(r/w)
mailuser1>
smtp2
<domain
(r/w)
address>
mailto2
<text string shorter than mail recipient address, max 80 characters
(r/w)
80 characters>
mailuser2
<user account name on mail recipient address, max 63 characters
(r/w)
2nd smtp server>
mailpass2
<user
(r/w)
mailuser2>
returnemail
<text string for return return email address, max 80 characters
(r/w)
email address>
localftpport
<number
(r/w)
65535>
ftp1
<domain
(r/w)
address>
ftpport1
<number
(r/w)
65535>
ftpuser1
<user account on 1st FTP user name for primary FTP server, max 63
(r/w)
server>
ftppass1
<password for ftpuser1> password for primary FTP server, max 15
email mail recipient address, max 80 characters
password
name
for mail recipient address, max 15 characters
or
password
less
name
less
IP secondary SMTP server, max 40 characters
for mail recipient address, max 15 characters
than FTP port
or
IP primary FTP server
than primary FTP port
characters
(r/w)
characters
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ftpfolder1
<target folder on 1st FTP upload folder in primary FTP server, max 40
(r/w)
server>
characters
ftppassmode1 1
Enable passive mode of primary FTP server
(r/w)
0
Disable passive mode of primary FTP server
ftp2
<domain
(r/w)
address>
ftpport2
<number
(r/w)
65535>
ftpuser2
<user account on 2nd FTP user name for secondary FTP server, max 63
(r/w)
server>
ftppass2
<password for ftpuser2> password for secondary FTP server, max 15
name
or
less
IP secondary FTP server
than primary FTP port
characters
(r/w)
characters
nd
ftpfolder2
<target folder on 2
(r/w)
server>
FTP upload folder in secondary FTP server, max
40 characters
ftppassmode2 1
Enable passive mode of primary FTP server
(r/w)
0
Disable passive mode of primary FTP server
httpport
<number
less
than HTTP port
less
than video Channel port for UDP
less
than audio Channel port for UDP
(r/w) (restart) 65535>
videoport
<number
(r/w)
65535>
audioport
<number
(r/w)
65535>
Group: Video
NAME
VALUE
DESCRIPTION
text
<text string shorter than enclosed caption
(r/w)
15 characters>
codectype
0
MPEG4
(r/w) (restart) 1
MJPEG
size
1
half
(r/w)
2
half x 2
3
normal
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4
normal x 2
5
double
color
0
monochrome
(r/w)
1
color
quality
0
fix bit rate
(r/w)
1
fix quantization
quant
1
lowest quality of video
(r/w)
2
lower quality of video
3
normal quality of video
4
higher quality of video
5
highest quality of video
bitrate
64000
set bit rate to 64K bps
(r/w)
128000
set bit rate to 128K bps
256000
set bit rate to 256K bps
384000
set bit rate to 384K bps
512000
set bit rate to 512K bps
768000
set bit rate to 768K bps
1000000
set bit rate to 1000K bps
1200000
set bit rate to 1200K bps
maxframe
1
set maximum frame rate to 1 fps
(r/w)
2
set maximum frame rate to 2 fps
3
set maximum frame rate to 3 fps
5
set maximum frame rate to 5 fps
10
set maximum frame rate to 10 fps
15
set maximum frame rate to 15 fps
20
set maximum frame rate to 20 fps
25
set maximum frame rate to 25 fps
30
set maximum frame rate to 30 fps
flip
1
flip image
(r/w)
0
normal image
mirror
1
mirror image
(r/w)
0
normal image
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Group: Audio
NAME
VALUE
DESCRIPTION
bitrate
8000
set bitrate to 8K bps
(r/w)
24000
set bitrate to 24K bps
32000
set bitrate to 32K bps
transfermode
0
Full-duplex (Talk & Listen simultaneously)
(r/w)
1
Half-duplex (Talk or Listen, not at the same
time)
2
Simplex – Talk only
3
Simplex – Listen only
sendclientaudio 0
Do not send audio from active client to all
(r/w)
other clients
1
Send audio from active client to all other
clients (only possible in Half-duplex)
source (r/w)
0
Use external microphone in
1
Use build microphone
lowbandwidth
0
Disable low bandwidth environment support
(r/w)
1
Improve in low bandwidth environment
enableaec
0
Disable
(r/w)
1
Group: Image
NAME
VALUE
DESCRIPTION
brightness
<-5 ~ 5>
Adjust brightness of image according to
(r/w)
saturation
mode settings.
<-5 ~ 5>
Adjust saturation of image according to
(r/w)
contrast
mode settings.
<-5 ~ 5>
Adjust contrast of image according to
(r/w)
hue
mode settings.
<-5 ~ 5>
Adjust hue of image according to mode
(r/w)
settings.
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mode
Preview
Apply the parameter of image but not save
(w)
Restore
Restore the last saved image parameters
Save
Directly save the adjust image parameters
Group: Motion
NAME
VALUE
DESCRIPTION
enabled
0
disable motion detection
(r/w)
1
enable motion detection
win<1~3>_enabled 0
disable motion window #1
(r/w)
1
enable motion window #1
win<1~3>_name
<text
(r/w)
than 15 characters >
win<1~3>_left
0 ~ 352 for CCD
(r/w)
0 ~ 320 for CMOS
win<1~3>_top
0 ~ 288 for PAL
(r/w)
0 ~ 240 for
string
shorter name of motion window #1
Left coordinate of window position.
Top coordinate of window position.
NTSC & CMOS
win<1~3>_width
0 ~ 352 for CCD
(r/w)
0 ~ 320 for CMOS
win<1~3>_height
0 ~ 288 for PAL
(r/w)
0 ~ 240 for
Width of motion detection window.
Height of motion detection window.
NTSC & CMOS
update
1
Update the above motion detection
(w)
settings to take effect
Group: DDNS
NAME
VALUE
DESCRIPTION
enable
0, 1
Enable or disable the dynamic dns.
1~4
dyndns.org (dynamic)
(r/w)
provider
(r/w)
dyndns.org (custom)
tzo.com
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dhs.org
hostname
Text string shorter than 63 Your dynamic hostname.
(r/w)
characters.
usernameemail Text string shorter than 63 Your user or email to login ddns service
(r/w)
characters.
passwordkey
Text string shorter than 63 Your password or key to login ddns service
(r/w)
characters.
provider
update
0, 1
Update the above ddns settings to take
provider
(w)
effect
Group: UPNP
NAME
VALUE
DESCRIPTION
enable
0, 1
Enable or disable the UPNP service.
(r/w)
Group: CAMCTRL
NAME
VALUE
DESCRIPTION
panspeed
-5 ~ 5
Pan speed
-5 ~ 5
Tilt speed
-5 ~ 5
Zoom speed
-5 ~ 5
Auto pan speed
0 ~ 9999
Time to dwelling when patrol
0, 1
Enable or disable the IR control
(r/w)
tiltspeed
(r/w)
zoomspeed
(r/w)
autospeed
(r/w)
dwelling
(r/w)
enableir
(r/w)
presetname_<0~9> Text string shorter than The name of preset location
(r/w)
30 characters.
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presetpan_<0~9>
-127 ~ 127
The pan coordinate of preset location.
-127 ~ 127
The tilt coordinate of preset location.
(r/w)
presettilt_<0~9>
(r/w)
patrolname_<0~19> Text string shorter than The name of patrol location
(r/w)
30 characters.
Group: CCD
NAME
VALUE
DESCRIPTION
mode
save
Only specified “mode=save” can make
the parameters changed to desired
(r/w)
values.
autoiris
0 or 1
set 1 to enable auto iris, set 0 to disable
auto iris
(r/w)
irislevel
0~8
Set iris size, set bigger value to set
bigger iris size
(r/w)
autoelectronicshutter
0~7
Set electronica shutter speed. set 0 for
auto shutter, set 1 for fixed at 1/60
(r/w)
(1/50). Bigger value, faster shutter.
ccd_whitebalancemode (r/w) 0~1
0: auto tracking white balance
1: white balance control
ccd_autotrackingwhitebalance 0~8
Adjust colors by setting different levels.
(r/w)
Set ccd_whitebalancemode to 0 before
setting this parameter.
ccd_whitebalancecontrol
0~8
Set different levels to meet different
color temperatures (3200K~9600K).
(r/w)
Set whitebalancemode to 1 before setting
this parameter.
lowluxmode
0 or 1
Turn off or on low lux mode
0 or 1
Turn off or on black/white video in low
(r/w)
obwlowluxmode
(r/w)
enableblc
lux mode
0 or 1
Disable
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or
enable
back
light
(r/w)
blcsenslevel
compensation.
0~7
Set back light compensation level
0~255
First row in BLC area. 0 to indicate
(r/w)
blcarea(0)
(r/w)
disabling all sub windows. 255 to
indicate enabling all sub windows.
blcarea(1)
0~255
Second row in BLC area.
0~255
Third row in BLC area.
0~255
Fourth row in BLC area.
0~255
Fifth row in BLC area.
0~255
Sixth row in BLC area.
(r/w)
blcarea(2)
(r/w)
blcarea(3)
(r/w)
blcarea(4)
(r/w)
blcarea(5)
(r/w)
Drive the Digital Output
Note: This request requires the privilege of I/O access control.
Method: GET/POST
Syntax:
http://<servername>/cgi-bin/setdo.cgi?do1=<state>[&do2=<state>]
[&do3=<state>][&do4=<state>][&return=<return page>]
Where state is H, L. H means NC (normal close) connected with COMMON and L means
NO (normal open) connected with COMMON. The number of DO dependents on the
server type.
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parameter
Value
description
do<num>
<state>
H – NC connected with COMMON
L – NO connected with COMMON
return
<return page>
Redirect to the page <return page> after the
parameter is assigned. The <return page> can be
a full URL path or relative path according the the
current path. If you omit this parameter, it will
redirect to an empty page.
Example: Drive the digital output 1 to high and redirect to an empty page
http://myserver/cgi-bin/setdo.cgi?do1=H
Query Status of the Digital Input
Note: This request requires the privilege of I/O access control.
Method: GET/POST
Syntax:
http://<servername>/cgi-bin/getdi.cgi?[di1][&di2][&di3][&di4]
If no parameter is specified, all the status of digital input will be returned.
Return:
HTTP/1.0 200 OK\r\n
Content-Type: image/jpeg\r\n
Content-Length: <length>\r\n
\r\n
[di1=<state>]\r\n
[di2=<state>]\r\n
[di3=<state>]\r\n
[di4=<state>]\r\n
where <state> can be H or L.
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Example: Query the status of digital input 1
Request:
http://myserver/cgi-bin/getdi.cgi?di1
Response:
HTTP/1.0 200 OK\r\n
Content-Type: image/jpeg\r\n
Content-Length: 7\r\n
\r\n
di1=H\r\n
Capture Single Snapshot
Note: This request require normal user privilege
Method: GET/POST
Syntax:
http://<servername>/cgi-bin/video.jpg
Server will return the most up-to-date snapshot in JPEG format. The size and quality of
image will be set according to the JPEG settings on the server.
Return:
HTTP/1.0 200 OK\r\n
Content-Type: image/jpeg\r\n
[Content-Length: <image size>\r\n]
<binary JPEG image data>
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Account Management
Note: This request requires administrator privilege
Method: GET/POST
Syntax:
http://<servername>/cgi-bin/admin/editaccount.cgi?
method=<value>&user=<name>[&pass=<value>][&privilege=<value>]
[&privilege=<value>][…][&return=<return page>]
parameter
value
description
method
add
Add an account to server. When using this method,
“username” field is necessary. It will use default
value of other fields if not specified.
delete
Remove an account from server. When using this
method, “username” field is necessary, and others
are ignored.
edit
Modify the account password and privilege. When
using this method, “username” field is necessary,
and other fields are optional. If not specified, it will
keep original settings.
username
<name>
The name of user to add, delete or edit
userpass
<value>
The password of new user to add or that of old user
to modify. The default value is an empty string.
privilege
<value>
The privilege of user to add or to modify. The
privilege can be the addition of the following
values. Ex: A user with DI/DO access and listen
privilege
can
be
assigned
privilege
privilege=dido&privilege=listen.
dido
DI/DO access privilege
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as
listen
listen privilege
talk
talk privilege
camctrl
camera control privilege (support only on PT(Z)
version)
return
conf
configuration privilege
<return page>
Redirect to the page <return page> after the
parameter is assigned. The <return page> can be
a full URL path or relative path according the the
current path. If you omit this parameter, it will
redirect to an empty page.
System Logs
Note: This request require administrator privilege
Method: GET/POST
Syntax:
http://<servername>/cgi-bin/admin/syslog.cgi
Server will return the up-to-date system log.
Return:
HTTP/1.0 200 OK\r\n
Content-Type: text/plain\r\n
Content-Length: <syslog length>\r\n
\r\n
<system log information>\r\n
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Configuration File
Note: This request requires administrator privilege
Method: GET/POST
Syntax:
http://<servername>/cgi-bin/admin/configfile.cgi
Server will return the up-to-date configuration file.
Return:
HTTP/1.0 200 OK\r\n
Content-Type: text/plain\r\n
Content-Length: <configuration file length>\r\n
\r\n
<configuration data>\r\n
Upload File (firmware)
Note: This request requires administrator privilege
Method: POST
Syntax:
http://<servername>/cgi-bin/admin/upload.cgi
Post data:
file=<file name>[&return=<return page>]\r\n
\r\n
<multipart encoded form data>
Server will accept the upload file named <file name> to be stored on the flash as
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“flash.bin” and return with <return page> if indicated.
Camera Control
Note: This request requires camera control access privilege
Method: GET/POST
Syntax:
http://<servername>/cgi-bin/camctrl.cgi?
[move=<value>][&focus=<value>]
[&iris=<value>][&speedpan=<value>][&speedtilt=<value>][&speedzoom=<value>]
[&speedapp=<value>][&auto=<value>][&zoom=<value>][&return=<return page>]
parameter
value
description
move
home
Move to camera to home position
up
Move camera up
down
Move camera down
left
Move camera left
right
Move camera right
speedpan
-5 ~ 5
Set the pan speed
speedtilt
-5 ~ 5
Set the tilt speed
speedzoom
-5 ~ 5
Set the zoom speed
speedapp
-5 ~ 5
Set the auto pan/patrol speed
auto
pan
Auto pan
patrol
Auto patrol
stop
Stop camera
wide
To zoom for larger view with current speed
tele
To zoom for farer view with current speed
zoom
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focus
iris
return
auto
To do auto focus
far
To focus on farer distance
stop
To focus on nearer distance
auto
Let the Network Camera control iris size
open
Manually control the iris for bigger size
stop
Manually control the iris for smaller size
<return page>
Redirect to the page <return page> after the
parameter is assigned. The <return page> can be
a full URL path or relative path according to the
current path. If you omit this parameter, it will
redirect to an empty page.
Recall
Note: This request requires camera control access privilege
Method: GET
Syntax:
http://<servername>/cgi-bin/recall.cgi?
recall=<value>[&return=<return page>]
parameter
value
recall
Text
description
string
less One of the present positions to recall.
than 30 characters
return
<return page>
Redirect to the page <return page> after the
parameter is assigned. The <return page> can be
a full URL path or relative path according to the
current path. If you omit this parameter, it will
redirect to an empty page.
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System Information
Note: This request requires normal user privilege
Method: GET/POST
Syntax:
http://<servername>/cgi-bin/sysinfo.cgi
Server will return the system information.
Return:
HTTP/1.0 200 OK\r\n
Content-Type: text/plain\r\n
Content-Length: <system information length>\r\n
\r\n
Model=<model name of server>\r\n
HostName=<host name of server>\r\n
Location=<video on text of server>\r\n
[Preset<0>=<first preset location>\r\n]
[Preset<1>=<second preset location>\r\n]
[...]
PTZEnabled=<PTZ status>\r\n
Where the <PTZ status> is a 32-bits integer, each bit can be set separately as follows:
Bit 0
=> Support camera control function 0(not support), 1(support)
Bit 1
=> Build-in or external camera. 0(external), 1(build-in)
Bit 2
=> Support pan operation. 0(not support), 1(support)
Bit 3
=> Support tilt operation. 0(not support), 1(support)
Bit 4
=> Support zoom operation. 0(not support), 1(support)
Bit 5
=> Support focus operation. 0(not support), 1(support)
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Preset Locations
Note: This request requires administrator access privilege
Method: GET/POST
Syntax:
http://<servername>/cgi-bin/admin/preset.cgi?
[addpos=<value>][&delpos=<value>][&return=<return page>]
parameter
value
addpos
<Text
description
less Add one preset location to preset list.
string
than
30
characters>
delpos
<Text
less Delete preset location from preset list.
string
than
30
characters>
return
<return page>
Redirect to the page <return page> after the
parameter is assigned. The <return page> can be
a full URL path or relative path according to the
current path. If you omit this parameter, it will
redirect to an empty page.
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E. Technical Specifications
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Technology License Notice
MPEG-4 Visual Technology
This product includes one MPEG-4 encoder and one MPEG-4 decoder license.
Installation of more than one decoder is prohibited. Please contact your reseller to
purchase additional decoder licenses.
THIS PRODUCT IS LICENSED UNDER THE MPEG-4 VISUAL PATENT PORTFOLIO
LICENSE FOR THE PERSONAL AND NON-COMMERCIAL USE OF A CONSUMER FOR (i)
ENCODING VIDEO IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE MPEG-4 VISUAL STANDARD ("MPEG-4
VIDEO") AND/OR (ii) DECODING MPEG-4 VIDEO THAT WAS ENCODED BY A
CONSUMER ENGAGED IN A PERSONAL AND NONCOMMERCIAL ACTIVITY AND/OR WAS
OBTAINED FROM A VIDEO PROVIDER LICENSED BY MPEG LA TO PROVIDE MPEG-4
VIDEO. NO LICENSE IS GRANTED OR SHALL BE IMPLIED FOR ANY OTHER USE.
ADDITIONAL
INFORMATION
INCLUDING
THAT
RELATING
TO
PROMOTIONAL,
INTERNAL AND COMMERCIAL USES AND LICENSING MAY BE OBTAINED FROM MPEG
LA, LLC. SEE HTTP://WWW.MPEGLA.COM.
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Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC)
This device compiles with FCC Rules Part 15. Operation is subject to the following
two conditions.
z This device may not cause harmful interference, and
z This device must accept any interference received, including interference that
may cause undesired operation.
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 partial 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 seperation 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.
Shielded interface cables must be used in order to comply with emission limits.
Europe
- This digital equipment fulfills the requirement for radiated emission
according to limit B of EN55022/1998, and the requirement for immunity according
to EN50082-1/1992.
Liability
VIVOTEK Inc. cannot be held responsible for any technical or typographical errors
and reserves the right to make changes to the product and manuals without prior
notice. VIVOTEK Inc. makes no warranty of any kind with regard to the material
contained within this document, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties
of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.