Beward N6603 Specifications

IR LEDs built in
Table of contents
Table of contents
TABLE OF CONTENTS ...................................................................................................................................... 1
CHAPTER 1. SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS ............................................................................................................ 3
CHAPTER 2. OVERVIEW ................................................................................................................................... 5
2.1. OVERVIEW OF BEWARD N6603 ............................................................................................................... 5
2.1.1. N6603 Features ............................................................................................................................................... 5
2.1.2. The N6603 Specifications ................................................................................................................................ 6
2.1.3. Package Contents ............................................................................................................................................ 7
2.1.4. Default Settings ............................................................................................................................................... 7
2.2. PURPOSE OF USER MANUAL ..................................................................................................................... 8
2.3. MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS ............................................................................................................ 8
CHAPTER 3. USING THIRD PARTY CLIENTS ................................................................................................. 9
3.1. PLAYING 3GP VIDEO ................................................................................................................................. 9
3.2. PLAYING STREAMING VIDEO IN 2.5G NETWORKS OVER WAP ...................................................................... 9
3.3. PLAYING STREAMING VIDEO IN 2.5G NETWORKS VIA BROWSER .................................................................. 9
3.4. PLAYING STREAMING VIDEO VIA THIRD PARTY SOFTWARE ........................................................................... 9
3.4.1. Playing MPEG-4 Video ................................................................................................................................... 10
3.4.2. Playing MJPEG Video ..................................................................................................................................... 10
3.4.3. Getting a JPEG Image .................................................................................................................................... 10
CHAPTER 4. MANAGING THE IP CAMERA VIA INTERNET EXPLORER .....................................................11
4.1. INSTALLING ACTIVEX CONTROLS.............................................................................................................. 12
CHAPTER 5. MAIN MENU................................................................................................................................ 16
5.1. LIVE VIEW .............................................................................................................................................. 16
5.1.1. [Snapshot] Button.......................................................................................................................................... 17
5.1.2. [Fullscreen] Button ........................................................................................................................................ 17
5.1.3. [Open Digital Zoom] Button .......................................................................................................................... 17
5.1.4. Video Control Buttons.................................................................................................................................... 18
5.1.5. Audio Control Buttons ................................................................................................................................... 18
5.2. SETTING MENU ....................................................................................................................................... 19
5.3. CLIENT SETTING ..................................................................................................................................... 20
5.3.1. Mode ............................................................................................................................................................. 21
5.3.2. View size ........................................................................................................................................................ 21
5.3.3. Protocol ......................................................................................................................................................... 21
5.3.4. Video Buffer ................................................................................................................................................... 22
5.4. IMAGE SETUP ......................................................................................................................................... 22
5.4.1. Brightness ...................................................................................................................................................... 23
5.4.2. Contrast ......................................................................................................................................................... 23
5.4.3. Saturation ...................................................................................................................................................... 23
5.4.4. Hue ................................................................................................................................................................ 23
5.4.5. Default ........................................................................................................................................................... 23
CHAPTER 6. SETTING: BASIC ....................................................................................................................... 24
6.1. SYSTEM ................................................................................................................................................. 24
6.1.1. Information ................................................................................................................................................... 24
6.1.2. Date/Time...................................................................................................................................................... 25
6.1.3. Initialize ......................................................................................................................................................... 27
6.2. CAMERA ................................................................................................................................................. 28
6.2.1. General .......................................................................................................................................................... 29
6.2.2. MPEG-4.......................................................................................................................................................... 33
6.2.2.1. Computer View ........................................................................................................................................... 33
6.2.2.2. Mobile view ................................................................................................................................................ 35
6.2.3. MJPEG ........................................................................................................................................................... 37
6.3. NETWORK............................................................................................................................................... 38
6.3.1. Information ................................................................................................................................................... 39
6.3.2. PPPoE (Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet) .............................................................................................. 40
6.3.3. DDNS (Dynamic DNS) .................................................................................................................................... 42
N6603 Operations User Manual
1
Table of contents
6.3.4. UPnP (Universal Plug and Play) ..................................................................................................................... 43
6.3.5. Bonjour .......................................................................................................................................................... 44
6.3.6. IP notification ................................................................................................................................................ 45
6.4. SECURITY ............................................................................................................................................... 46
6.4.1. Account .......................................................................................................................................................... 47
6.4.2. HTTPS ............................................................................................................................................................ 48
CHAPTER 7. SETTING: ADVANCED .............................................................................................................. 50
7.1. FTP CLIENT ........................................................................................................................................... 50
7.1.1. General .......................................................................................................................................................... 51
7.1.2. Alarm Sending ............................................................................................................................................... 52
7.1.3. Periodical Sending ......................................................................................................................................... 54
7.2. SMTP .................................................................................................................................................... 55
7.2.1. General .......................................................................................................................................................... 56
7.2.2. Alarm Sending ............................................................................................................................................... 57
7.2.3. Periodical Sending ......................................................................................................................................... 60
7.3. NETWORK STORAGE ............................................................................................................................... 62
7.3.1. General .......................................................................................................................................................... 62
7.3.2. Alarm Sending ............................................................................................................................................... 64
7.3.3. Periodical recording ....................................................................................................................................... 66
7.4. HTTP EVENT ......................................................................................................................................... 67
7.4.1. General .......................................................................................................................................................... 68
7.4.2. Alarm Sending ............................................................................................................................................... 69
7.5. ALARM OUTPUT ...................................................................................................................................... 70
7.6. SCHEDULE.............................................................................................................................................. 72
7.7. ALARM INPUT .......................................................................................................................................... 73
7.8. ALARM BUFFER ....................................................................................................................................... 74
7.9. MOTION DETECTION................................................................................................................................ 75
7.10. SYSTEM LOG ........................................................................................................................................ 77
APPENDIX ........................................................................................................................................................ 78
APPENDIX A. BITRATE VALUES ........................................................................................................................ 78
APPENDIX B. REQUIRED DISK SPACE .............................................................................................................. 80
APPENDIX C. REQUESTS FOR IMAGES FROM IP CAMERA. ................................................................................ 83
APPENDIX D. PORT VALUES ........................................................................................................................... 85
APPENDIX E. FACTORY DEFAULTS................................................................................................................... 86
APPENDIX F. GLOSSARY................................................................................................................................. 87
N6603 Operations User Manual
2
Chapter 1. Safety Instructions
Chapter 1. Safety Instructions
Before using this product
This camera complies with all safety rules. However, improper use of any electric device
can be a cause of fire and bring to property damage. Before you start using this camera, please
study this user manual carefully.
IMPORTANT!
Use accessories recommended by the manufacturer only. Use of the improper accessories may cause
camera’s breakdown.
Follow the operating instructions
 Do not use and store this camera in severe environment:
 avoid extremely low or high ambient temperatures (the camera’s operating temperature
is -65°C to +50°C)
 avoid exposure to direct sunlight and do not locate the camera near any heat sources
 avoid exposure to high humidity
 do not locate the camera near any electrical appliances which can be electromagnetic
transmitters
 avoid exposure to high vibration
IMPORTANT!
In case of malfunction of the product, please contact your local dealer for technical assistance.
In case of:
 detection of a strange smell or smoke
 penetration of any liquid or foreign objects into the camera
 the camera has been dropped or damaged
Do the following:
 unplug the power cord and disconnect all other cords from the camera
 contact our Service Center. You can find contact information on our website:
http://www.beward.eu/.
Transportation
Ttransport the camera carefully, using the original box and protective packing.
N6603 Operations User Manual
3
Chapter 1. Safety Instructions
Ventilation
To prevent overheating of the device, keep free air circulation in the area where the camera
is located.
Cleaning
Use a soft, dry cloth for cleaning camera’s external surfaces. It is acceptable to use some
detergent for removing persistent dirt, but not the volatile cleaners such as the alcohol-containing
solvents, benzene and so on, because of the risk to damage the camera’s housing.
N6603 Operations User Manual
4
Chapter 2. Overview
Chapter 2. Overview
2.1. Overview of BEWARD N6603
BEWARD N6603 is designed for both indoor and outdoor usage. The camera’s housing
surely protects it against harsh weather conditions and is IP66 rated, so that the camera can be
used in any environmental conditions.
The N6603 is equipped with progressive scan CMOS sensor and mechanical IR cut filter,
which ensures clear pictures under low-light conditions. Besides, the camera offers built-in IR LED,
which provides twenty-four-hour surveillance.
Pic. 2.1
BEWARD N6603 comes with everything you need to quickly set up your camera and start
using it. User manuals and surveillance software in English are included. The N6603 is easy to use
and set up.
2.1.1. N6603 Features
 IP66 rated housing
 Mechanical IR cut filter
 15 meter IR distance
N6603 Operations User Manual
5
Chapter 2. Overview
 Optimal solution concerning price/quality
 Recording to network attached storage (NAS)
 Professional surveillance software included (16 channels)
 Dual streaming: MPEG-4/M-JPEG
 Two-way audio, support for connecting an external microphone
 Viewing camera image on a mobile phone (including iPhone)
 Built-in multi-zone motion detection
 Sending of images and videos via e-mail and to FTP
 PoE IEEE 802.3af Class 0 support
2.1.2. The N6603 Specifications
 Compact size (80хØ102 mm (with sunshield: 116/145 mm), weight is 635 g)
 Sensor: 1/4'' progressive scan CMOS
 Built-in lens: M12, f4.0 mm, F1.5 (angle of view: 65° diagonal, 53° horizontal, 40°
vertical)
 Mechanical IR cut filter
 Sensitivity: 0.5 lux @ F2.0 (0 lux if IR LED is on)
 Shutter time: 1/7.5 ~ 1/120 sec
 Illumination: IR LED (850 nm), 21 pcs, 8 mm diameter, up to 10-15 meters
 S/N ratio: 50 dB
 Resolution: 640x480, 320x240, 160х120
 Dual streaming: Motion JPEG, MPEG-4 part 2 (ISO/IEC 14496-2) Profile: SP, 3GPP
 Frame rate: MPEG-4: Up to 30 frames per second for all resolutions, MJPEG: Up to 15
frames per second for all resolutions, 3GPP: Up to 10 frames per second at 320х240,
160х120
 Digital zoom: 10x
 Two-way audio, 3.5 mm jack, output for connection of an external microphone and
speakers
 Built-in multi-zone motion detection, sensitivity and threshold control
 Up to 5 simultaneous connections
 Continuous, scheduled and motion detection triggered sending of images and video via
e-mail and to FTP
 Power: 12 V DC, 1 A, 12 W maximum, PoE IEEE 802.3af Class 0
 Operating temperature: -65 to +50°С
 Supported protocols: Bonjour, TCP, UDP, RTP, RTSP, SMTP, DHCP, HTTPS, FTP,
PPPoE, NTP, UPnP, 3GPP/ISMA RTSP
N6603 Operations User Manual
6
Chapter 2. Overview
 Support for ONVIF v1.02
2.1.3. Package Contents

IP camera N6603 (lens M12, 4.0 mm, F1.5 pre-installed)

Sunshield

Connector (pre-installed)

RJ-45 adapter

Quick installation guide

CD with user manuals and software

Bracket

Power supply 12 V 1 A DC
2.1.4. Default Settings
The main default settings are:

IP address: 192.168.0.99

Subnet mask: 255.255.255.0

Gateway: 192.168.0.1

Username: admin

Password: admin

HTTP port: 80

RTSP port: 554
N6603 Operations User Manual
7
Chapter 2. Overview
2.2. Purpose of User Manual
BEWARD N6603 is an outdoor camera that features a web server, network interface and
can be connected to the Ethernet directly.
The camera image can be viewed via a web browser or free Beward software, which comes
with this camera. Besides, the live image can be viewed over mobile networks, via stream players,
over the Internet remotely, etc.
This User manual provides information on camera’s web interface, setting it up to connect
to a network so that the camera can be managed by using a built-in web server as well as by
software.
Despite some BEWARD IPS options are not available (see BEWARD IPS Operations User
Manual) if you are managing the camera by a web browser or mobile device, it allows viewing
camera image from any location in the world, though. Moreover, you can view it on any device
such as a laptop, cell phone, PDA, etc. This User manual provides detailed information of
managing the N6603 without using extra software.
2.3. Minimum System Requirements
Verify that your computer meets the system requirements listed on the camera packaging.
If your computer does not meet these requirements IP camera may not work correctly.
Item
Requirements
CPU
2.0 GHz Pentium 4 (or equivalent AMD)
Video Card
64 MB RAM (or equivalent integrated video card)
RAM
512 MB
Operating System
Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7, Mac OS X Leopard
Web Browser
Internet Explorer 8.0 or later
NOTE:
1.
If
you
cannot
play
records,
please
install
Xvid
codec
or
VLC
freeware
player
(http://www.videolan.org/vlc/).
2. For correct program operation, you may need to update some Windows components (.Net Framework,
Windows Media Player, Enhance ActiveX Security).
N6603 Operations User Manual
8
Chapter 3. Using Third Party Clients
Chapter 3. Using Third Party Clients
The N6603 supports RTSP/RTP streaming.
RTSP (Real Time Transfer Protocol) is a network control protocol designed for use in
entertainment and communications systems to control streaming media servers. The protocol is
used for establishing and controlling media sessions between end points. Clients of media servers
issue VCR-like commands, such as play and pause, to facilitate real-time control of playback of
media files from the server (see paragraph 6.2.1 for details).
NOTE:
You can play RTSP stream with any supported video player (Real Player, VLC, Quick Time, etc).
3.1. Playing 3GP Video
You can view camera image on a computer as well as a mobile device such as cell phones,
smartphones, PDA, etc (iPhone supported as well). You can configure the stream to be viewed on
a mobile device at SETTING – Basic – Camera – MPEG-4 – Mobile view.
IMPORTANT:
To view 3GP video, you need to enable [RTSP] at SETTING – Basic – Camera – General.
If your phone does not support streaming video, type «rtsp://<IP>:<PORT>/video.3gp» in
a streaming player installed in your phone to view the 3GP video. <IP> means public IP address of
your
camera,
<PORT>
means
RTSP
port
(default
value
is
554).
Example:
rtsp://89.57.167.76:554/video.3gp.
3.2. Playing Streaming Video in 2.5G Networks over WAP
If your phone is used on a 2.5G network, type «http://<IP>/mobile.wml» in the WAP
browser’s address bar to the view video over WAP. <IP> means public IP address of your camera.
3.3. Playing Streaming Video in 2.5G Networks via Browser
If your phone is used on a 2.5G network, type «http://<IP>/mobile.htm» in the browser’s
address bar to view the video. <IP> means public IP address of your camera.
3.4. Playing Streaming Video via Third Party Software
If your computer is connected to high-speed Internet or you need to view streaming video in
other formats, you can use real time RTSP players such as VLC, Quick Time, Real Player, etc.
N6603 Operations User Manual
9
Chapter 3. Using Third Party Clients
NOTE:
Connection speed to the camera depends on the bandwidth.
3.4.1. Playing MPEG-4 Video
Type rtsp://<IP>:<PORT>/video.mp4, <IP> means IP address of your camera, <PORT>
means
RTSP
port
of
your
camera
(default
value
is
554).
Example:
rtsp://89.57.167.76:554/video.mp4.
3.4.2. Playing MJPEG Video
Type rtsp://<IP>:<PORT>/video.mjpg, <IP> means IP address of your camera, <PORT>
means
HTTP
port
of
your
camera
(default
value
is
80).
Example:
rtsp://89.57.167.76:80/video.mjpeg.
IMPORTANT:
To view MJPEG video, you need to disable [RTSP] at SETTING – Basic –Camera – General.
3.4.3. Getting a JPEG Image
Type http://<IP>:<PORT>/jpg/image.jpg, <IP> means IP address of your camera,
<PORT>
means
HTTP
port
of
your
camera
(default
value
is
80).
Example:
rtsp://89.57.167.76:80/jpg/image.jpg.
NOTE:
You can get 5-6 images per second maximum.
N6603 Operations User Manual
10
Chapter 4. Managing the IP Camera via Internet Explorer
Chapter 4. Managing the IP Camera via Internet Explorer
Step 1: connect your camera according to the User manual.
Step 2: open Internet Explorer, type your camera’s IP address in the address bar. The
default IP address is 192.168.0.99.
NOTE:
There are two ways to assign an IP address to an IP camera.
1. An IP address can be obtained automatically from a Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
according to the network parameters.
2. Use a manually specified IP address. See paragraph 6.3.1 for details. Contact your system
administrator to avoid IP address conflict.
NOTE:
To view camera image without showing control panel, type «http://<IP>/index2.htm» in browser’s
address bar. <IP> means IP address of your camera
Step 3: enter username and password
in the authorization window (Pic. 4.1).
The default user name is «admin», the
default password is «admin».
Pic. 4.1
IMPORTANT:
You can change user name and password at SETTING – Basic – Security – Account. If you forgot your
user name or password, you can reset your camera to factory settings by holding [RESET] button during
10-15 seconds. Hold [RESET] button during 5-7 seconds to restart the camera.
By default, Windows prevents ActiveX add-ons from running which are required to operate
an IP camera. Therefore, you need to install the ActiveX add-on to operate your camera.
N6603 Operations User Manual
11
Chapter 4. Managing the IP Camera via Internet Explorer
4.1. Installing ActiveX Controls
To view camera image via Internet Explorer, you need to install ActiveX controls. To do so,
follow these steps:
NOTE:
The installation is shown for Internet Explorer 8.0 and Windows 7.
Step 1: open Internet Explorer, type the IP address of your camera in the address bar (Pic.
4.2). Press Enter or click Go To button.
Pic. 4.2
IMPORTANT:
The camera’s default IP address is 192.168.0.99. If the camera was assigned with an IP address by a
DHCP server in a local network, you should search your camera by BEWARD IP Installer. If you use
several IP cameras, you need to change their default IP addresses so that each camera will have a unique
IP address.
NOTE:
To connect to the camera, you need to get your computer and your camera to the same subnet.
Step 2: you will see an authorization window where you should enter your user name and
password (Pic. 4.3)
N6603 Operations User Manual
12
Chapter 4. Managing the IP Camera via Internet Explorer
Pic. 4.3
IMPORTANT:
Default user name is admin, default password is admin.
Step 3: after successful authorization you will be prompted to install an ActiveX add-on.
You will see a system notification under the address bar: “This website wants to install the
following add-on: “AxMediaControl.cab” from “BEWARD Co., Ltd.”. If you trust the website
and the add-on and want to install it, click here…”. (Pic. 4.4)
Pic. 4.4
Step 4: click right mouse button on this notification. In the drop-down menu select “Install
This Add-on for All Users on This Computer…” or click on the area “Click here to install the
following ActiveX control: “AxMediaControl.cab” from “BEWARD Co., Ltd.”…”. (Pic. 4.5)
N6603 Operations User Manual
13
Chapter 4. Managing the IP Camera via Internet Explorer
Pic. 4.5
NOTE:
Titles of system menu and notifications may differ from the titles of system menu and notifications that
appear in other versions of Windows and Internet Explorer.
Step 5: by default, Internet Explorer prevents ActiveX add-ons from installation, click
[Install] to continue. (Pic. 4.6)
Pic. 4.6
NOTE:
When installing an ActiveX control for Windows 7 or Vista with enabled User Account Control (UAC),
prevents it from installation and generates such a message. Click yes in the appeared window.
N6603 Operations User Manual
14
Chapter 4. Managing the IP Camera via Internet Explorer
Step 6: if everything was done correctly, you should get the camera image via browser. The
settings bar is on the left side, the camera image is on the right side (Pic. 4.7). Detailed information
is discussed later in this Manual.
Pic. 4.7
N6603 Operations User Manual
15
Chapter 5. Main Menu
Chapter 5. Main Menu
The main menu consists of two panes. The left pane contains [Setting], [Client setting],
and [Image setup] menu (Pic. 5.1).
The right pane contains “Live video” window, which displays real-time camera image.
Also, this pane contains the following buttons: [Snapshot], [Fullscreen], [Open digital zoom],
[Start record], [Microphone], [Pause], [Play/Stop], and [Volume] (Pic. 5.1). These functions are
discussed later in this Manual.
NOTE:
The example in the picture below is shown for «MPEG-4» and «MJPEG» image. When viewing a «JPEG»
image, there are no control buttons. You can only rewind a clip frame-by-frame.
Pic. 5.1
5.1. Live View
This pane displays real-time camera image and allows you to control it.
N6603 Operations User Manual
16
Chapter 5. Main Menu
5.1.1. [Snapshot] Button
This button allows you to save snapshots from your camera to your computer. To do so,
click the icon
and specify the path where you want to save the snapshot.
NOTE:
When specifying the path, check the permissions on a folder where you want to save a snapshot. If you do
not have the permissions, you cannot save snapshots there.
In Windows 7, you need to start Internet Explorer as an administrator to save records on your local HDD.
5.1.2. [Fullscreen] Button
Click the
button to hide controls and stretch the image to fill the screen. Press [ESC] or
double-click left mouse button to exit full screen mode.
5.1.3. [Open Digital Zoom] Button
Click the
button to magnify a specific area of the image. Drag the slider to the toward
the magnification level that you want
(W means wide (no
magnification)/T means tele (maximum magnification)). Move this
Click the
frame to the desired area.
button to exit the digital zoom mode and save the selected magnification. (Pic. 5.2)
Pic. 5.2
N6603 Operations User Manual
17
Chapter 5. Main Menu
NOTE:
The image zoom is applied only for the current image in a browser. Its parameters are saved in the
browser’s temporary folder. The next time you open the browser, the image will be with magnification that
was set when you previously closed the browser (if the option for saving settings is enabled in the
browser). If the image is viewed in software, these magnification settings will not be applied.
5.1.4. Video Control Buttons
Icon
Function
[Pause]: click this button to temporarily pause viewing camera image.
[Play]: click this button to resume viewing camera image.
[Stop]: click this button to stop viewing camera image.
[Start record]: click this button to specify the path for saving records and start recording
video.
[Stop record]: click this button to stop recording video.
IMPORTANT:
To playback recorded video, you may need to install VLC media player. Its official website is
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/.
NOTE:
When specifying the path, check the permissions on a folder where you want to save a snapshot. If you do
not have the permissions, you cannot save snapshots there.
In Windows 7, you need to start Internet Explorer as an administrator to save records on your local HDD.
5.1.5. Audio Control Buttons
Icon
Function
Comments
Allows listening to camera microphone sounds (Audio In)
[Sound enabled]
through the speakers connected to your computer (if the
microphone is connected to the correct jack).
[Sound disabled]
N6603 Operations User Manual
Disables listening to camera microphone sounds through the
speakers connected to your computer.
18
Chapter 5. Main Menu
You can transmit sound through a microphone connected to
[Mic is on]
your computer to speakers connected to your camera (Audio
Out).
[Mic is off]
Disables listening to sounds through speakers connected to
your camera.
Move this slider to a required level to adjust the volume level
[Volume level]
of the sound transmitted from your camera (if the microphone
is connected to the correct jack).
5.2. Setting Menu
This menu is used to configure an IP camera (Pic. 5.3). The menu is divided into two
sections, the [Basic] (Pic. 5.4) and the [Advanced] (Pic. 5.5), which are both used to adjust and
configure an IP camera.
Pic. 5.3
IMPORTANT:
This menu is available only for administrators.
The [Basic] menu contains the following sections: [System], [Camera], [Network], and
[Security] (Pic. 5.4). Detailed information is discussed later in this Manual.
N6603 Operations User Manual
19
Chapter 5. Main Menu
Pic. 5.4
The [Advanced] menu contains the following sections: [FTP client], [SMTP], [Network
storage], [HTTP event], [Alarm output], [Schedule], [Alarm input], [Alarm buffer], [Motion
detection], and [System log] (Pic. 5.5). Detailed information is discussed later in this Manual.
Pic. 5.5
5.3. Client Setting
This menu allows a user to adjust camera image. These settings are applied only to the
image viewed via the browser and do not change the camera itself. This menu contains the
following sections: [Mode], [View size], [Protocol], and [Video buffer] (Pic. 5.6).
N6603 Operations User Manual
20
Chapter 5. Main Menu
Pic. 5.6
5.3.1. Mode
This item allows you to select a compression from a list of available compressions: MPEG4, Motion JPEG and JPEG (sends individual JPEG images sequentially).
IMPORTANT:
To view MJPEG video, you need to disable [RTSP] at SETTING – Basic – Camera – General.
NOTE:
Displaying of some menu items depends on selected compression. Detailed information is discussed
later in this Manual.
5.3.2. View size
This item allows you to adjust image resolution: 640х480, 320х240. This item is available
for all compressions.
5.3.3. Protocol
This item allows you to select any of the available protocols: HTTP, TCP, UDP, or Multicast.
This item is only available when [MPEG-4] or [MJPEG] mode is selected and RTSP is enabled.
HTTP: select this item to stream video over HTTP protocol.
TCP: select this item to stream video over TCP, RTSP is used as a control protocol.
UDP: select this item to stream video over UDP, RTSP is used as a control protocol.
N6603 Operations User Manual
21
Chapter 5. Main Menu
Multicast: select this item to steam video once to many users. It reduces bandwidth usage
by delivering a single stream of information to multiple network recipients.
IMPORTANT:
[Multicast] mode is available only if [MPEG-4] compression is selected.
When selecting any of available transport protocols, it automatically assigns data port:
HTTP – 80, TCP – 554. If UDP is selected, it uses strictly defined port numbers range. The port
number is assigned when the camera establishes connection with a client.
NOTE:
«HTTP» protocol is for networks where port number restriction is used. When such a security policy is
applied, most of the nonstandard ports are closed but port 80 is often open (443, 554, etc) and is used by
this connection type.
IMPORTANT:
When [Multicast] mode is selected, the number of simultaneous users for viewing the image is not
limited. To enable it, go to SETTING – Basic – Camera – MPEG-4 – Computer view. When using the
other modes, the maximum number of simultaneous connections is 5 (depends on network port use).
5.3.4. Video Buffer
This item allows you to enable or disable video buffer function. When this function is
enabled, it makes the video stream from the IP camera smoother when the connection is unstable
but may cause image delays up to several seconds.
5.4. Image Setup
This menu allows you to adjust [Brightness], [Contrast], [Saturation], and [Hue] (Pic.
5.7).
N6603 Operations User Manual
22
Chapter 5. Main Menu
Pic. 5.7
5.4.1. Brightness
This item allows you to increase or decrease the image brightness.
5.4.2. Contrast
This item allows you to increase or decrease the image contrast.
5.4.3. Saturation
This item allows you to increase or decrease the image saturation. If the saturation is set to
its minimum, the image will be black and white.
5.4.4. Hue
This item allows you to adjust the image hue. If the hue is adjusted incorrectly, it may cause
the image color distortion.
5.4.5. Default
Click this button to restore the following items to their default settings: brightness, contrast,
saturation, and hue. If the image still has color distortion, adjust the hue manually.
N6603 Operations User Manual
23
Chapter 6. SETTING: Basic
Chapter 6. SETTING: Basic
This menu contains the following sections: [System], [Camera], [Network], and [Security]
(Pic. 6.1).
Pic. 6.1
6.1. System
This menu contains the following sections: [Information], [Date/Time], [Initialize] (Pic.
6.2).
Pic. 6.2
6.1.1. Information
This section contains device’s name, firmware version, and web interface version. (Pic.
6.3).
N6603 Operations User Manual
24
Chapter 6. SETTING: Basic
Pic. 6.3
6.1.2. Date/Time
This menu allows a user to set device date and time (Pic. 6.4).
Pic. 6.4
Current date/time: displays the current date and time of the IP Camera.
IMPORTANT:
After you restart the camera, its date and time will be reset to their default values: 1970-01-01 00:00:00. It
is recommended to use the [Synchronize with NTP] option to set the correct date and time.
PC clock: displays date and time on a computer, which is used to connect to the camera
(client computer)
Date/Time format: allows you to select date/time format.
N6603 Operations User Manual
25
Chapter 6. SETTING: Basic
Adjust: allows you to select how to set the camera date and time.
 Keep current setting: leaves the current date and time as they are.
 Synchronize with PC: use the same date and time as on a computer, which is used to
connect to the camera.
 Manual setting: select this mode to adjust the camera the date and time manually.
 Synchronize with NTP: allows you to synchronize your camera clock with an NTP
server (Network Time Protocol) located in the Internet (e.g. time.windows.com,
time.nist.gov, etc). Select an NTP server name and a time update interval (by default,
camera clock is typically updated once an hour).
NOTE:
By default, the camera synchronizes clock with the following NTP server: pool.ntp.org.
IMPORTANT:
To synchronize time with an Internet time server, an NTP server must be located in a local network or in
the Internet. The camera must be connected to the Internet to synchronize time with an Internet time
server.
Time Zone: select your current time zone for the camera. The correct time zone is
important for the correct synchronization with an NTP server.
Daylight Saving Time: this item allows your camera’s clock to be automatically adjusted
when daylight saving time changes. This parameter is important for the correct synchronization
with an NTP server. You can specify the start time and the end time so that the camera’s clock
could be adjusted by date or by week number. (Pic. 6.5).
Pic. 6.5
N6603 Operations User Manual
26
Chapter 6. SETTING: Basic
6.1.3. Initialize
Pic. 6.6
[Reboot]: click this button to restart the camera. The camera takes 1-2 minutes to restart. If
you click the [Reboot] button, the confirmation dialog box appears. The user will be prompted to
continue or cancel the reboot. Click [OK] to continue or click [Cancel] to cancel the reboot.
[Factory Default]: click this button to reset the camera to factory defaults. After that, the
camera will restart. All settings including IP address, user name, and password will be reset to their
defaults. Do not turn off power to the camera until the reboot is completed!
If you click the [Factory Default] button, the confirmation dialog box appears. The user will
be prompted to continue or cancel the reset to factory defaults. Click [OK] to continue or click
[Cancel] to cancel.
NOTE:
See the Appendix E for default values of some parameters.
Backup setting data: you can save the camera settings to a file. Click [Save] and specify
the path where you want to save the settings and enter the file name.
NOTE:
When specifying the path, check the permissions on a folder where you want to save a snapshot. If you do
not have the permissions, you cannot save snapshots there.
In Windows 7, you need to start Internet Explorer as an administrator to save records on your local HDD.
Restore Setting: allows you to restore previously saved settings. Click [Browse] button. In
the appeared window select the required file by clicking your left mouse button on the name of the
N6603 Operations User Manual
27
Chapter 6. SETTING: Basic
file and click [Open]. Click [OK] to start restoring the settings. When the restoration is completed,
the camera automatically restarts to apply the settings.
Firmware Update: this item allows you to update the camera firmware. Click [Browse]
button. In the appeared window select the required file by clicking your left mouse button on the
name of the file and click [Open]. Click [OK] to start updating the firmware.
NOTE:
When the firmware is updated, all settings may automatically restore to their defaults. Before you start
updating the firmware, it is recommended to perform a backup of camera settings.
When the update is completed, the camera automatically restarts.
IMPORTANT:
When the update is completed, it is recommended to reset camera settings to their factory defaults.
IMPORTANT:
Be careful when you update camera firmware. Make sure that you use only the firmware designed for your
IP camera. Using the wrong firmware file may cause your camera to become inoperable. The
manufacturer is not liable for the incorrect firmware update. Do not disconnect your camera until the
update is completed.
Upload Language Pack: this menu allows you to change the web interface language by
loading a language file pack.
IMPORTANT:
Be careful when you loading a language pack. Make sure that you use only the language pack designed
for your IP camera. Using the wrong language pack may cause your camera to become inoperable. The
manufacturer is not liable for the incorrect loading of a language pack.
6.2. Camera
The [Camera] menu contains the following sections: [General], [MPEG4], and [MJPEG]
(Pic. 6.7).
N6603 Operations User Manual
28
Chapter 6. SETTING: Basic
Pic. 6.7
6.2.1. General
This menu allows you to configure video stream and other functions (Pic. 6.8).
Pic. 6.8
RTSP: this item allows you to configure RTSP stream. You can enable it or disable and
change the value of the port (the default value is 554). This is a standard and reserved port, that is
why it is not recommended to change its value. You can set the value of the port between the
values of 1124 and 65535.
N6603 Operations User Manual
29
Chapter 6. SETTING: Basic
RTP: specify a port range to transfer data between camera and client (clients). The port
number is assigned automatically when connection is established. The port number is assigned
only during stream transmission. You can set the value of the port between the values of 1124 and
65535.
Image rotated: this menu allows the image to be rotated. The following options are
available: «None» - the image is not rotated; «Mirror» - the image is mirrored around the vertical
axis; «Flip» - the image rotated 180°; «Mirror» + «Flip» - the image is mirrored and rotated 180°.
Microphone: this item allows you to enable [On] or disable [Off] a microphone connected
to the camera. G.711 is used as an audio encoding format. By default, the microphone is enabled.
Exposure mode: this item allows you to adjust shutter time to the illumination level.
 50 Hz: select this option if the camera is used indoor where AC-powered illumination
sources at 50 Hz are used.
 60 Hz: select this option if the camera is used indoor where AC-powered illumination
sources at 60 Hz are used.
 Auto: select this option if the camera is used under mixed illumination (sunlight and
indoor illumination) or under bright sunlight. If this option is selected the shutter time is
set to 1/7.5 to 1/120.
IMPORTANT:
When the camera is used under bright sunlight, the image may blink or be too light. To avoid this, select
the option for [Auto].
White balance: the following modes are available: [Auto] – automatic white balance;
[Fluorescent]; [Tungsten]; or [Black&White]. The default option is [Auto]. An important goal of
white balance is to render colors correctly.
 [Auto]: the camera looks at the overall color of the image and calculates the best-fit
white balance. This is a default option for the white balance item and it is recommended
to use it.
 [Fluorescent]: white balance is corrected according to fluorescent lightning.
 [Tungsten]: white balance is corrected according to tungsten lightning.
 [Black&White]: camera switches to black and white mode.
IR LED: allows you to set IR LED mode. [On] means that the IR LED is always turned on.
[Off] means that the IR LED is always turned off. [Auto] means that the IR LED automatically
turns on or off. [Schedule] means that the IR LED turns on or off according to the schedule. Click
the [Schedule] button to specify the schedule or go to SETTING – Advanced – Schedule. See
paragraph 7.6 for detailed information.
N6603 Operations User Manual
30
Chapter 6. SETTING: Basic
When the [Auto] mode is selected, the IR LED automatically turns on or off according to
the illumination level. You can adjust the threshold by moving the slider bar in the [Threshold]
menu (Pic. 6.9).
Pic. 6.9
This slider bar contains two values and two sliders. [Bright] means maximum illumination
level, [Dark] means minimum illumination level.
The left slider (Pic. 6.10) allows you to specify a threshold (illumination level) for turning the
IR LED off. The closer the slider to the [Bright], the higher illumination level is required to turn the
IR LED off. Conversely, the closer the slider to the [Dark], the less illumination level is required to
turn the IR LED off.
Pic. 6.10
The right slider (Pic. 6.11) allows you to specify a threshold (illumination level) for turning
the IR LED on. The closer the slider to the [Bright], the higher illumination level is required to turn
the IR LED on. Conversely, the closer the slider to the [Dark], the less illumination level is required
to turn the IR LED on.
Pic. 6.11
When the IR LED turns on, change of the illumination level also depends on the scene, for
example the distance to the objects, the way light reflects off the objects, etc.
NOTE:
If the [Auto] mode is selected, response time of the IR LED is about 10 seconds.
Overlay: use this option to display any text (for example, device name or date and time) or
privacy mask on the camera image.
 Text: you can enter any text (for example, device name) and/or date and time. You can
change [Text color], [Background color], and its [Display position]. (Pic. 6.12).
N6603 Operations User Manual
31
Chapter 6. SETTING: Basic
Pic. 6.12
NOTE:
The [Alias] field may contain only numbers or uppercase letters (A-Z), 6 characters maximum.
 Privacy mask: you can set a privacy mask on the camera image so that an area
protected by privacy mask will not be displayed and recorded. This feature is useful
when the camera observes objects that should not be recorded or it is forbidden to
record them. For example, a door security lock or a safe. To prevent observing such an
area, apply a privacy mask on it.
Рис. 6.13
N6603 Operations User Manual
32
Chapter 6. SETTING: Basic
If you want to change the size, drag the right bottom corner of the frame. Also, you can
adjust the size anytime by dragging any of its corners or move the privacy mask to the required
position (Pic. 6.13).
6.2.2. MPEG-4
This section contains settings for MPEG-4 encoding and is divided into two categories:
[Computer view] and [Mobile view]. The [Computer view] allows you to adjust MPEG-4 image
when viewing it on a computer. The [Mobile view] allows you to adjust MPEG-4 image when
viewing it on a mobile device, such as cell phone, smart phone, PDA, etc (Pic. 6.14).
Pic. 6.14
6.2.2.1. Computer View
This menu allows configuring the stream to be received by third party clients such as
software or real time players. These parameters are applied only to MPEG-4 stream (Pic. 6.15).
Configuring the IP camera’s stream in other formats is discussed later in this user manual.
N6603 Operations User Manual
33
Chapter 6. SETTING: Basic
Pic. 6.15
Viewer authentication: if this option is enabled, a user should enter user name and
password to view camera image via third-party players such as Quick Time, VLC, etc.
Multicast streaming: this item allows you to enable or disable multicast stream. If it is
enabled, the following items are available: [Multicast address], [Video port], [Audio port], and
[Time-To-Live] (Pic. 6.16). By default, this item is disabled.
IMPORTANT:
To use multicasting, your network router must support it.
Pic. 6.16
Milticast address: multicast IP address. The default value is 228.0.0.1.
Video port: multicast video port. Assigned automatically or you can set the value of the port
between the values of 1124 and 65534. The default value is 6000.
N6603 Operations User Manual
34
Chapter 6. SETTING: Basic
Audio port: multicast audio port. Assigned automatically or you can set the value of the
port between the values of 1124 and 65534. The default value is 7000.
Time-To-Live: allows you to set multicast packet time to live. The default value is 15.
NOTE:
TTL is a mechanism that limits the lifespan of data in a computer or network.
Image size: allows you to set the following image resolution: 640x480, 320x240, 160х120.
Sets image resolution for connections via software and is not applied to image at the main page.
Frame rate: allows you to set streaming rate in frames per second. The following values
are available: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 10, 15, 20, 25, and 30 frames per second.
Quality: allows you to set the video stream quality. The default value is the [Fixed quality].
 Auto: the camera automatically adjusts image quality and frame rate depending on
bandwidth. If the bandwidth decreases, the camera automatically changes image quality
but keeps the frame rate constant.
 Fixed quality: this option allows you to select any of the following quality levels:
[Excellent], [Detailed], [Good], [Standard], and [Medium].
NOTE:
See the Appendix A for the detailed information about the [Fixed quality].

Fixed bitrate: allows you to set the fixed bitrate. The following values are available:
2048, 1536, 1280, 1024, 768, 512, 384, 256, 128, 64 kbps.
6.2.2.2. Mobile view
This section is unavailable if the [RTSP] is disabled in the [General] menu.
IMPORTANT:
The «Mobile view» section is unavailable for viewing and managing through a mobile device if the
[RTSP] is disabled. Therefore, user cannot connect to the camera from a mobile device using 3GPP
stream.
The Picture 6.17 shows enabled [RTSP].
NOTE:
Go to SETTING – Basic – Camera – General to enable the [RTSP].
N6603 Operations User Manual
35
Chapter 6. SETTING: Basic
Viewer authentication: if this option is enabled, a user should enter user name and
password to view camera image via third-party players such as Quick Time, VLC, etc.
Multicast streaming: this item allows you to enable or disable multicast stream. If it is
enabled, the following items are available: [Multicast address], [Video port], [Audio port], and
[Time-To-Live] (Pic. 6.18). By default, this item is disabled.
Рис. 6.17
IMPORTANT:
To use multicasting, your network router must support it.
Multicast address: multicast IP address. The default value is 226.0.0.1.
Video port: multicast video port. Assigned automatically or you can set the value of the port
between the values of 1124 and 65534. The default value is 10000.
Audio port: multicast audio port. Assigned automatically or you can set the value of the
port between the values of 1124 and 65534. The default value is 11000.
Time-To-Live: allows you to set multicast packet time to live. The default value is 15.
NOTE:
TTL is a mechanism that limits the lifespan of data in a computer or network.
N6603 Operations User Manual
36
Chapter 6. SETTING: Basic
Pic. 6.18
Image size: allows you to set the following image resolution: 320x240, 160х120. The
default value is 160х120.
Frame rate: allows you to set streaming rate in frames per second. The following values
are available: 5, 10 frames per second. The default value is 5 fps.
Quality: allows you to set the video stream quality. The default value is the [Fixed quality].
 Auto: the camera automatically adjusts image quality and frame rate depending on
bandwidth. If the bandwidth decreases, the camera automatically changes image quality
but keeps the frame rate constant.
 Fixed quality: this option allows you to select any of the following quality levels:
[Excellent], [Detailed], [Good], [Standard], and [Medium].

Fixed bitrate: allows you to set the fixed bitrate. The following values are available: 256,
128, 64, 48, 32, 16 kbps.
NOTE:
See the Appendix A for the detailed information about the [Fixed quality].
6.2.3. MJPEG
IMPORTANT:
If the [RTSP] is enabled, the Motion JPEG parameters are unavailable.
NOTE:
Go to SETTING – Basic – Camera – General to enable the [RTSP].
You can adjust the «MJPEG» parameters only when the [RTSP] is disabled (Pic. 6.19).
N6603 Operations User Manual
37
Chapter 6. SETTING: Basic
Pic. 6.19
Viewer authentication: if this option is enabled, a user should enter user name and
password to view camera image via third-party players such as Quick Time, VLC, etc.
Image size: allows you to set the following image resolution: 640x480, 320x240, 160х120.
Sets image resolution for connections via software and is not applied to image at the main page.
The default value is 640х480.
Frame rate: allows you to set MJPEG streaming rate in frames per second. The following
values are available: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 10, 15 frames per second.
Quality: allows you to set the video stream quality. The default value is the [Fixed quality].
 Auto: the camera automatically adjusts image quality and frame rate depending on
bandwidth. If the bandwidth decreases, the camera automatically changes image quality
but keeps the frame rate constant.
 Fixed quality: this option allows you to select any of the following quality levels:
[Excellent], [Detailed], [Good], [Standard], and [Medium].
NOTE:
See the Appendix A for the detailed information about the [Fixed quality].
6.3. Network
The [Network] menu contains the following sections: [Information], [PPPoE], [DDNS],
[UPnP], [Bonjour], and [IP Notification] (Pic. 6.20). Each of these sections is discussed later in
this Manual.
N6603 Operations User Manual
38
Chapter 6. SETTING: Basic
Pic. 6.20
6.3.1. Information
This menu allows you to configure the network connection (Pic. 6.21).
Pic. 6.21
MAC address: displays the current MAC address. This parameter cannot be changed and
is provided for informational purposes only.
N6603 Operations User Manual
39
Chapter 6. SETTING: Basic
Obtain an IP address automatically (DHCP): select this option to obtain an IP address
automatically from a DHCP server on your network. When this option is selected, the [Obtain DNS
server address automatically] option is available.
NOTE:
The [Obtain DNS server address automatically] option is available only when the [Obtain an IP address
automatically (DHCP)] option is selected.
Use the following IP address: select this option to type the IP address manually. The
following items are available:
 IP address: type the IP address. The default IP address is 192.168.0.99.
 Subnet mask: type the subnet mask. The default value is 255.255.255.0.
 Default gateway: type the gateway IP address. The default value is 192.168.0.1.
Use the following DNS server address: select this option to type DNS servers’ addresses
manually. This option is available when the option for static IP address is used as well as when it is
obtained automatically from a DHCP server.
 Primary DNS server: type the primary DNS server IP address.
 Secondary DNS server: type the secondary DNS server IP address.
HTTP port number: the default value is 80. You can set the value of the port between the
values of 1124 and 65535.
NOTE:
If you use the HTTP port number other than 80, you need to type both your camera IP address and HTTP
port number. For example, if your camera’s address is 192.168.1.100 and its HTTP port is 8081, you need
to type http://192.168.1.100:8081 in your browser’s address bar to access the camera.
IMPORTANT:
You must restart the camera for the changes to take effect. To do so, go to SETTING – Basic – System –
Initialize.
6.3.2. PPPoE (Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet)
This section allows you to configure the PPPoE connection. It can be used to connect the
camera to the Internet when the Internet service provider assigns it a dynamic IP address and
username and password PPPoE authentication is used.
To enable PPPoE feature, select the option for [On]. It also will make PPPoE options
available (Pic. 6.22).
N6603 Operations User Manual
40
Chapter 6. SETTING: Basic
Pic. 6.22
IP address: IP address from PPPoE server (assigned by server).
User ID: type a username for PPPoE connection. The maximum length is 64 characters
(assigned by your Internet service provider or PPPoE provider).
Password: type a password for PPPoE connection. The maximum length is 32 (assigned
by your Internet service provider or PPPoE provider).
Re-type password: re-type the entered password to avoid mistakes in password
assignment.
Obtain DNS server address automatically: select this option to obtain a DNS address
automatically.
Use the following DNS server address: select this option to type DNS servers’ addresses
manually.
 Primary DNS server: type the primary DNS server IP address.
 Secondary DNS server: type the secondary DNS server IP address.
IMPORTANT:
You must restart the camera for the changes to take effect. To do so, go to SETTING – General –
System – Initialize.
IMPORTANT:
After a PPPoE connection is established, the IP address you specified in SETTING – General – Network
– Information is unavailable and you need to type the IP address assigned by PPPoE server to access
the camera (SETTING – General – Network – PPPoE).
N6603 Operations User Manual
41
Chapter 6. SETTING: Basic
Use the option for [IP notification] to check the IP address assigned after PPPoE connection is
established (see paragraph 6.3.6. for details).
6.3.3. DDNS (Dynamic DNS)
This menu allows you to configure the DDNS connection. This feature allows the IP camera
to be easily accessible over the Internet even if you use a dynamic IP address.
The IP address is linked with a domain name. So, if your current IP address changes, it
automatically links to your domain name, which you can use any time to access your IP camera
over the Internet. Therefore, the camera must be assigned with a public IP address.
To use DDNS, select the option for [On] to enable it (Pic. 6.23).
IMPORTANT:
To use the DDNS feature, your IP camera must be connected to the Internet directly or through a router.
Pic. 6.23
Server name: select a DDNS provider.
User ID: type a username obtained during the registration at the DDNS provider website.
Password: type a password obtained during the registration at the DDNS provider website.
Re-type password: re-type the entered password to avoid mistakes in password
assignment.
Host name: type a host name obtained during the registration at the DDNS provider
website.
N6603 Operations User Manual
42
Chapter 6. SETTING: Basic
Periodical update: select an update frequency for your camera to update its IP address on
the DDNS server when the camera’s address is changed. The following options are available:
 Auto: the IP address is automatically updated.
 Periodically: allows you to set an interval for updating the IP address on the DDNS
server. The following values are available: 5, 10, 15, 30, 60 minutes.
The camera IP address can be updated if it is connected to the Internet, turned on, and the
option for DHCP is enabled.
IMPORTANT:
You must restart the camera for the changes to take effect. To do so, go to SETTING – Basic – System –
Initialize.
6.3.4. UPnP (Universal Plug and Play)
If your camera is connected to the Internet through a router, you need to use a router with
UPnP support to automatically forward the ports. You also need to enable the option for UPnP on
your IP camera and router and adjust their settings (Pic. 6.24).
NOTE:
To use UPnP, your network router must support it.
HTTP port: type your camera HTTP port to access it over the Internet. For example, the
value of the port you assigned is 10000. In this case, port 80 is used to access the camera over a
local network and port 10000 is used to access the camera over the Internet. The default value is
80.
SSL port: type the SSL port number to access the camera through a secure connection
HTTPS over the Internet. The default value is 443.
RTSP (MPEG-4) port: type the RTSP port number to access the camera over the Internet.
The default value is 554.
N6603 Operations User Manual
43
Chapter 6. SETTING: Basic
Pic. 6.24
NOTE:
Please refer to the user manual to enable and configure the option for UPnP on your router.
IMPORTANT:
Some routers do not support UPnP to forward LAN and WAN ports. Make sure your router supports this
option.
IMPORTANT:
You must restart the camera for the changes to take effect. To do so, go to SETTING – Basic – System –
Initialize.
6.3.5. Bonjour
This section allows you to enable Bonjour. After this option is enabled, it allows the IP
cameras to be automatically discovered using Bonjour (Pic. 6.25).
Device name: type a device name to discover the camera in the Internet.
N6603 Operations User Manual
44
Chapter 6. SETTING: Basic
Pic. 6.25
NOTE:
Go to www.apple.com for detailed information about using Bonjour for OS Windows.
6.3.6. IP notification
This section allows you to configure your camera so that it will send e-mails after network
settings were changed (Pic. 6.26).
Pic. 6.26
N6603 Operations User Manual
45
Chapter 6. SETTING: Basic
Select the option for [On] and click OK to enable this function. After you save the changes,
the following settings will be available:
Notify type: select a connection type if you want to be notified when it is changed: [DHCP],
[Static IP], or [PPPoE].
If any of these types is selected, a message containing data from the [Message] field will
be sent to the specified e-mail address.
SMTP server name: type the SMTP server IP address or name (64 characters maximum).
SMTP server port: type the SMTP server port number. The default value is 25.
SSL: check this box if the provider requires SSL communications.
Authentication: select an authentication type to send e-mails.
 Off: no authentication is required.
 On: authentication is required. You can select [SMTP] or [POP before SMTP].
POP server name: this item is displayed when the [POP before SMTP] option is selected.
The POP server name is used for authorization (64 characters maximum).
User name: type a username to access the mail server (64 characters maximum).
Password: type a password to access the mail server (64 characters maximum).
Recipient e-mail address: type the receiver’s e-mail address (64 characters maximum).
You can type up to 3 e-mail addresses separating them by using a semicolon [;].
Administrator e-mail address: type the sender’s e-mail address (64 characters
maximum).
Subject: type the e-mail subject (64 characters maximum) into this box.
Message: type the e-mail text in this box (384 characters maximum).
By default, the e-mail contents the following information: the IP address <ip>, the port
<port>, the MAC address <mac>, the camera model <product>, the firmware version <vfirm>, and
the web interface version <vweb>.
6.4. Security
This menu contains the following sections: [Account] and [HTTPS] (Pic. 6.27).
N6603 Operations User Manual
46
Chapter 6. SETTING: Basic
Pic. 6.27
6.4.1. Account
This section allows managing user privileges, adding new user accounts with different
privileges.
The camera has a built-in Administrator account and its username and password are
«admin / admin». This is a main user account and you cannot change its privileges but you can
change its username and password. Besides, the Administrator can add up to 9 user accounts with
different privileges (Pic. 6.28).
Pic. 6.28
User name: type a username (5-16 characters).
Password: type a password (5-16 characters). You can use a blank password.
N6603 Operations User Manual
47
Chapter 6. SETTING: Basic
Re-type Password: re-type the entered password to avoid mistakes in password
assignment. If you re-type the password incorrectly, you will see an error message.
IMPORTANT:
The username and password may contain only numbers and Latin letters.
Viewer mode: allows you to set user permissions. The following options are available:
 Admin: this user is able to change any parameters
 Operator: this user is able to view camera image and adjust image parameters. The
Operator can access the [Client setting] and [Image setup] menu.
 Viewer: this user is able only to view camera image. The Viewer can access only the
[Client setting] menu.
Viewer authentication: this item allows you to turn on or off user authorization to access
the camera image.
 On: when this option is selected, a user needs to enter the username and password to
access the camera.
 Off: when this option is selected, a user does not need to enter a username and
password to access the camera. A user may specify one of the following viewer modes:
Admin, Operator, and Viewer.
When your account does not have sufficient permissions to access a menu, you receive an
authorization window that prompts you to login as an account that has the sufficient privileges.
To add or change the account, enter or correct the information in the required fields. Click
[ОК] to save changes.
NOTE:
It is recommended to change the default username and password to help preserve image privacy and
provide configuration change protection.
6.4.2. HTTPS
This section allows you to access the camera over HTTP (when the camera address
resembles the following: http://<IP>/) as well as over a secure connection (when the camera
address resembles the following: https://<IP>/) using port 443. Therefore, this connection type
provides better security. You can specify a connection type for a certain account, for example
provide an HTTP connection for a Viewer and an HTTPS connection for an Administrator (Pic.
6.29).
N6603 Operations User Manual
48
Chapter 6. SETTING: Basic
Pic. 6.29
Create & Install: create and install a certificate for a secure HTTPS connection.
Installed Certificate: displays the installed certificate and allows you to delete it.
HTTPS Connection Policy: allows you to specify a connection type for the user accounts.
To create a secure HTTPS connection, you need to create a certificate first. Click the
[Create self-signed certificate…] to create a certificate (Pic. 6.30).
Pic. 6.30
The [Create self-signed certificate…] window appears, so that you need to complete all
the fields and then click [ОК] to save the certificate. Click the [Properties] button to view the
certificate properties.
IMPORTANT:
When using an HTTPS connection and the option for RTSP is enabled, it secures only the parameters
transferred between a computer and the camera but the video and audio streams are not secured. To
secure the parameters and streams, you need to disable the option for RTSP.
N6603 Operations User Manual
49
Chapter 7. SETTING: Advanced
Chapter 7. SETTING: Advanced
This menu contains the following sections: [FTP client], [SMTP], [Network storage],
[HTTP event], [Alarm output], [Schedule], [Alarm input], [Alarm buffer], [Motion detection],
[System log] (Pic. 7.1).
Pic. 7.1
7.1. FTP Client
This menu allows you to configure file transfer to FTP server. When this option is enabled, it
allows you to select a scheduled, periodical or alarm triggered file transfer to FTP (Pic.7.2).
Pic.7.2
N6603 Operations User Manual
50
Chapter 7. SETTING: Advanced
7.1.1. General
This section allows you to configure the FTP client (Pic. 7.3).
Pic. 7.3
Select the option for [On] to enable the FTP client or the option for [Off] to disable it.
IMPORTANT:
When the FTP function is enabled, it may decrease the image quality and number of frames sent by the IP
camera when used in low-bandwidth networks.
FTP server name: type the FTP server IP address or name (64 characters maximum).
User name: type a username to access the FTP server.
Password: type a password to access the FTP server.
Re-type password: re-type the entered password to avoid mistakes in password
assignment.
Passive mode: select the option for [On] to use a passive mode or select the option for
[Off] to use an active mode.
Attached file type: select a file type you want to transfer to the FTP. The following options
are available:
 JPEG: select this option to transfer JPEG images to the FTP.
 MPEG-4: select this option to transfer MPEG-4 video to the FTP.
IMPORTANT:
To playback recorded video, you may need to install VLC media player. Its official website is
N6603 Operations User Manual
51
Chapter 7. SETTING: Advanced
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/.
[Test]: click this button to check the FTP server availability, file transfer parameters and
transfer a test file.
NOTE:
Click [ОК] to save changes. Otherwise, the changes may not be saved.
7.1.2. Alarm Sending
This menu allows you to specify alarm triggered file transfer to FTP, for example when
motion detection or alarm input triggers. Select the option for [On] to enable this option (Pic. 7.4).
Pic. 7.4
Remote path: specify the path on the FTP server (64 characters maximum) to save
transferred files. For example, ipcam/example.
Image file name: type a name for the files transferred to the FTP.
NOTE:
Image file name may contain only Latin letters, reserved characters and numbers with no spaces in its
name.
Suffix: select a suffix to add it to the file name. The following options are available:
 Date Time: adds the dates that correspond to the date the file was created. This suffix
contains the year as 4 digits, the month as 2 digits, the day as 2 digits, the hour as 2
N6603 Operations User Manual
52
Chapter 7. SETTING: Advanced
digits, the minute as 2 digits, the second as 2 digits. Totally, this adds a fourteen-digit
suffix to the file name.
 Sequence number: adds a six-digit number. User can click the [Clear] button to reset
the sequence number anytime. When user clicks the [Clear] button it resets the
sequence number and starts it from 000001.
Alarm: allows you to select an event that triggers file transfer to FTP:
 Motion detection: enables motion detection triggered file transfer. To configure this
option, click the [Motion detection] button or go to SETTING – Advanced – Motion
detection. See paragraph 7.9 for details.
 Use alarm buffer: when this option is enabled, the camera transfers files to FTP when a
network error occurs. When the connection is lost, the camera sends the records made
before the connection is lost (record’s length is specified in “pre alarm period” option)
and until the connection is restored (record’s length is specified in “post alarm period”
option) to the temporary buffer. After the connection is up, the camera resumes file
transfer to FTP. To configure the alarm buffer option, click the [Alarm buffer] button or
go to SETTING – Advanced – Alarm buffer. See paragraph 7.8 for details.
IMPORTANT:
When you configuring this menu, be aware that these parameters are applied to the other camera
functions, for example to recording to network storage, FTP, etc.
 Alarm input: enables alarm input triggered file transfer to FTP. To configure this option,
click the [Alarm input] button or go to SETTING – Advanced – Alarm input.
IMPORTANT:
When motion detection or alarm input trigger, video files will be transferred with a time interval (about 5-6
seconds) and video files’ length will be 5-6 seconds maximum. However, maximum file size is 2 MB.
When camera transfers images, they will be transferred with frequency of 1 image per 1-2 seconds.
Effective period: allows you to set a period for uploading files to FTP. The following
options are available:
 Always: select this option for continuous uploading of files.
 Schedule: select this option for scheduled uploading of files. To configure this option,
click the [Schedule] button or go to SETTING – Advanced – Schedule.
NOTE:
Click [ОК] to save changes. Otherwise, the changes may not be saved.
N6603 Operations User Manual
53
Chapter 7. SETTING: Advanced
7.1.3. Periodical Sending
This section allows you to configure schedule to upload files to FTP. Select the option for
[On] to enable this option (Pic. 7.5).
Pic. 7.5
Remote path: specify the path on the FTP server (64 characters maximum) to save
transferred files. For example, ipcam/example.
Image file name: type a name for the files transferred to the FTP.
NOTE:
Image file name may contain only Latin letters, reserved characters and numbers with no spaces in its
name.
Suffix: select a suffix to add it to the file name. The following options are available:
 None: do not add any suffix to the file name. An old file will be overwritten by a new one
when the camera uploads it to the FTP.
 Date Time: adds the dates that correspond to the date the file was created. This suffix
contains the year as 4 digits, the month as 2 digits, the day as 2 digits, the hour as 2
digits, the minute as 2 digits, the second as 2 digits. Totally, this adds a fourteen-digit
suffix to the file name.
 Sequence number: adds a six-digit number. User can click the [Clear] button to reset
the sequence number anytime. When user clicks the [Clear] button it resets the
sequence number and starts it from 000001.
N6603 Operations User Manual
54
Chapter 7. SETTING: Advanced
Interval: allows you to set a frequency of alarm triggered uploading files. The minimum
value is 1 minute; the maximum value is 24 hours.
IMPORTANT:
Transferred video files’ length is 5 seconds. When image file is selected, the camera will send one image
Effective period: allows you to set a period for uploading files to FTP. The following
options are available:
 Always: select this option for continuous uploading of files.
 Schedule: select this option for scheduled uploading of files. To configure this option,
click the [Schedule] button or go to SETTING – Advanced – Schedule. See paragraph
7.6 for details.
IMPORTANT:
If the camera has been recording by alarm when the scheduled recording starts, the scheduled recording
and uploading of files will be performed in the next interval specified in the [Interval] item.
NOTE:
Click [ОК] to save changes. Otherwise, the changes may not be saved.
7.2. SMTP
This menu allows you to configure e-mail sending. You can attach an image or video to an
e-mail. You can specify a scheduled or alarm triggered sending of e-mails when motion detection
or alarm input trigger or connection is lost. The menu contains the following sections: [General],
[Alarm sending], and [Periodical sending] (Pic. 7.6).
N6603 Operations User Manual
55
Chapter 7. SETTING: Advanced
Pic. 7.6
7.2.1. General
Select the option for [On] to enable e-mail sending or select the option for [Off] to disable it
(Pic. 7.7).
Pic. 7.7
SMTP server name: type the SMTP server IP address or name (64 characters maximum).
SMTP server port: type the SMTP server port number. The default value is 25.
SSL: check this box if the provider requires SSL communications.
N6603 Operations User Manual
56
Chapter 7. SETTING: Advanced
Authentication: select an authentication type to send e-mails.
 Off: no authentication is required.
 On: authentication is required. You can select [SMTP] or [POP before SMTP].
POP server name: this item is displayed when the [POP before SMTP] option is selected.
The POP server name is used for authorization (64 characters maximum).
User name: type a username to access the mail server (64 characters maximum).
Password: type a password to access the mail server (64 characters maximum).
Recipient e-mail address: type the receiver’s e-mail address (64 characters maximum).
You can type up to 3 e-mail addresses separating them by using a semicolon [;].
Administrator e-mail address: type the sender’s e-mail address (64 characters
maximum).
Attached file type: select a file type you want to attach to e-mail. The following options are
available:
 JPEG: select this option to attach JPEG images.
 MPEG-4: select this option to attach MPEG-4 video.
IMPORTANT:
Maximum length of transferred video is about 5 seconds.
IMPORTANT:
To playback recorded video, you may need to install VLC media player. Its official website is
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/.
Subject: type the e-mail subject (64 characters maximum) into this box.
IMPORTANT:
The subject may contain only Latin letters.
Message: type the e-mail text in this box (384 characters maximum).
[Test]: click this button to check the file transfer parameters and transfer a test file.
NOTE:
Click [ОК] to save changes. Otherwise, the changes may not be saved.
7.2.2. Alarm Sending
This section allows you to configure e-mail notification when an alarm is triggered. Select
the option for [On] to enable this option (Pic. 7.8).
N6603 Operations User Manual
57
Chapter 7. SETTING: Advanced
Pic. 7.8
File attachment: select the option for [On] to attach a file to the e-mail.
NOTE:
To select a file type, go to SETTING – Advanced – SMTP – General.
Image file name: type a name for the files attached to the e-mails.
NOTE:
Image file name may contain only Latin letters, reserved characters and numbers with no spaces in its
name.
Suffix: select a suffix to add it to the file name. The following options are available:
 None: do not add any suffix to the file name.
 Date Time: adds the dates that correspond to the date the file was created. This suffix
contains the year as 4 digits, the month as 2 digits, the day as 2 digits, the hour as 2
digits, the minute as 2 digits, the second as 2 digits. Totally, this adds a fourteen-digit
suffix to the file name.
 Sequence number: adds a six-digit number. User can click the [Clear] button to reset
the sequence number anytime. When user clicks the [Clear] button it resets the
sequence number and starts it from 000001.
Alarm: allows you to select an event triggers to send e-mail:
 Motion detection: the camera sends you an e-mail when motion detection is triggered.
To configure this option, click the [Motion detection] button or go to SETTING –
Advanced – Motion detection. See paragraph 7.9 for details.
N6603 Operations User Manual
58
Chapter 7. SETTING: Advanced
IMPORTANT:
When motion detection triggers, camera sends video files with an interval of 2-4 seconds. The video files
length is 5 seconds, however the file size is 2 MB maximum. When sending event triggered images, the
camera sends 3 images of the pre-alarm period, 3 images of the post-alarm period and 1 image of the
event itself for each event. Generally camera sends pre- and post alarm images with an interval of 1
image per every 1-2 seconds.
 Use alarm buffer: when this option is enabled, the camera sends you an e-mail when a
network error occurs. When the connection is lost, the camera sends the records made
before the connection is lost (record’s length is specified in “pre alarm period” option)
and until the connection is restored (record’s length is specified in “post alarm period”
option) to the temporary buffer. After the connection is up, the camera sends the files to
an e-mail. To configure the alarm buffer option, click the [Alarm buffer] button or go to
SETTING – Advanced – Alarm buffer. See paragraph 7.8 for details.
IMPORTANT:
When you configuring this menu, be aware that these parameters are applied to the other camera
functions, for example to recording to network storage, FTP, etc.
 Alarm input: the camera sends an e-mail when the alarm input is triggered. To
configure this option, click the [Alarm input] button or go to SETTING – Advanced –
Alarm input. See paragraph 7.7 for details.
IMPORTANT:
When motion detection or alarm input trigger, video files will be sent with a time interval (about 10-20
seconds) and video files’ length will be 5-6 seconds maximum. However, maximum file size is 2 MB.
When camera transfers images, they will be sent with frequency of 1 image per 15 seconds.
Effective period: allows you to set a period for sending e-mails when an alarm is triggered.
The following options are available:
 Always: select this option for continuous e-mail sending.
 Schedule: select this option for scheduled e-mail sending. To configure this option, click
the [Schedule] button or go to SETTING – Advanced – Schedule. See paragraph 7.6
for details.
NOTE:
Click [ОК] to save changes. Otherwise, the changes may not be saved.
N6603 Operations User Manual
59
Chapter 7. SETTING: Advanced
7.2.3. Periodical Sending
This section allows you to specify e-mail notification intervals. Select the option for [On] to
enable this feature (Pic. 7.9).
Pic. 7.9
Image file name: type a name for the files attached to the e-mails.
NOTE:
Image file name may contain only Latin letters, reserved characters and numbers with no spaces in its
name.
Suffix: select a suffix to add it to the file name. The following options are available:
 None: do not add any suffix to the file name.
 Date Time: adds the dates that correspond to the date the file was created. This suffix
contains the year as 4 digits, the month as 2 digits, the day as 2 digits, the hour as 2
digits, the minute as 2 digits, the second as 2 digits. Totally, this adds a fourteen-digit
suffix to the file name.
 Sequence number: adds a six-digit number. User can click the [Clear] button to reset
the sequence number anytime. When user clicks the [Clear] button it resets the
sequence number and starts it from 000001.
Interval: allows you to set a frequency of e-mail sending. The minimum value is 30
minutes; the maximum value is 24 hours.
IMPORTANT:
N6603 Operations User Manual
60
Chapter 7. SETTING: Advanced
Attached video files’ length is 5 seconds. When image file is selected, the camera will attach one image
Effective period: allows you to set a period for sending e-mails when an alarm is triggered.
The following options are available:
 Always: select this option for continuous e-mail sending.
 Schedule: select this option for scheduled e-mail sending. To configure this option, click
the [Schedule] button or go to SETTING – Advanced – Schedule. See paragraph 7.6
for details.
IMPORTANT:
If camera is recording to FTP and sending an e-mail at one time, it may skip sending e-mail as the priority
of recording to FTP is higher.
NOTE:
Click [ОК] to save changes. Otherwise, the changes may not be saved.
N6603 Operations User Manual
61
Chapter 7. SETTING: Advanced
7.3. Network Storage
This menu allows you to configure recording to network attached storage (NAS) or to
network shared folder. When this function is enabled, the camera can record files continuously,
with a certain time interval or when an event occurs (Pic. 7.10).
Pic. 7.10
7.3.1. General
Select the option for [On] to enable the option for recording to network attached storage or
select the option for [Off] to disable it (Pic. 7.11).
Pic. 7.11
Protocol: select an access type to the network attached storage.
 Windows network (SMB/CIFS): select this option for a Windows-based network
storage. For example, if the camera records to a Windows network shared folder.
N6603 Operations User Manual
62
Chapter 7. SETTING: Advanced
 Unix network (NFS): select this option for a Unix-based network shared folder (e.g.
Linux OS).
Network storage location: specify the shared folder location. The camera creates a new
folder named «IPCamera <МАС address >».
NOTE:
When specifying Windows-based network storage location, note that the path should be in the form of
\\NAS_server\Record;
for
Unix-based
network
storage,
the
path
should
be
in
the
form
of
NAS_Server:\Record, where NAS_Server means the network storage or the shared folder IP address.
When using Windows-based network storage, it is necessary to specify the following
parameters as well:
Workgroup: enter Windows workgroup name. This name should match the workgroup
name of the computer with a shared folder or NAS server.
User name: type an authorization user name you need to enter to access a remote
computer (or NAS server).
Password: type a password you need to enter to access a remote computer (or NAS
server).
Re-type password: re-type the entered password to avoid mistakes in password
assignment.
NOTE:
Make sure you have the permissions to create new folders and files.
After you entered all the required information, click the [Test] button to check the NAS
parameters. If the NAS function is configured correctly and the network storage is available, you
will see a confirmation of successful test completion (Pic.7.12).
Pic. 7.12
N6603 Operations User Manual
63
Chapter 7. SETTING: Advanced
If the test is not successfully completed, please check network storage address, its
availability and account settings.
IMPORTANT:
To playback recorded video, you may need to install VLC media player. Its official website is
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/.
7.3.2. Alarm Sending
This menu allows you to configure alarm triggered (e.g. motion detection triggered)
recording to network attached storage. Select the option for [On] (Pic. 7.13) to enable this function
or select the option for [Off] to disable it.
NOTE:
The path to the «Alarm» folder where the alarm records are stored is the same as is specified for the
network storage.
Pic. 7.13
Image file name: type a name for the files recorded to network attached storage.
NOTE:
Image file name may contain only Latin letters, reserved characters and numbers with no spaces in its
name.
Suffix: select a suffix to add it to the file name. The following options are available:
N6603 Operations User Manual
64
Chapter 7. SETTING: Advanced
 Date Time: adds the dates that correspond to the date the file was created. This suffix
contains the year as 4 digits, the month as 2 digits, the day as 2 digits, the hour as 2
digits, the minute as 2 digits, the second as 2 digits. Totally, this adds a fourteen-digit
suffix to the file name.
 Sequence number: adds a six-digit number. User can click the [Clear] button to reset
the sequence number anytime. When user clicks the [Clear] button it resets the
sequence number and starts it from 000001.
Alarm: allows you to select an event that triggers recording to network attached storage:
 Motion detection: the camera starts recording to network attached storage when motion
detection is triggered. To configure this option, click the [Motion detection] button or go
to SETTING – Advanced – Motion detection. See paragraph 7.9 for details.
 Network link down: when this option is enabled, the camera starts recording to network
attached storage when a network error occurs. When the connection is lost, the camera
sends the records made before the connection is lost (record’s length is specified in “pre
alarm period” option) and until the connection is restored (record’s length is specified in
“post alarm period” option) to the temporary buffer. After the connection is up, the
camera sends these files to network attached storage. To configure this option go to
SETTING – Advanced – Alarm buffer. See paragraph 7.8 for details.
 Alarm input: the camera records to network storage when the alarm input is triggered.
To configure this option, click the [Alarm input] button or go to SETTING – Advanced –
Alarm input. See paragraph 7.7 for details.
IMPORTANT:
When motion detection or alarm input trigger, video files will be sent with a time interval. The video files’
length depends on the [Recording time] parameter.
Recording time: select the length (from 5 to 60 seconds) for the file recorded after an
alarm event occurred. The camera records in avi format.
Effective period: allows you to set a period for recording to network attached storage when
an alarm is triggered. The following options are available:
 Always: select this option for continuous recording to network attached storage.
 Schedule: select this option for scheduled recording to network attached storage. To
configure this option, click the [Schedule] button or go to SETTING – Advanced –
Schedule. See paragraph 7.5 for details.
NOTE:
Click [ОК] to save changes. Otherwise, the changes may not be saved.
N6603 Operations User Manual
65
Chapter 7. SETTING: Advanced
7.3.3. Periodical recording
This menu allows you to configure scheduled recording to a computer with shared folder, a
network attached storage (NAS), etc.
Select the option for [On] to enable scheduled recording (Pic. 7.14) or select the option for
[Off] to disable it.
NOTE:
The path to the «Period» folder where the alarm records are stored is the same as is specified for the
network storage.
Pic. 7.14
Image file name: type a name for the files recorded to network attached storage.
NOTE:
Image file name may contain only Latin letters, reserved characters and numbers with no spaces in its
name.
Suffix: select a suffix to add it to the file name. The following options are available:
 Date Time: adds the dates that correspond to the date the file was created. This suffix
contains the year as 4 digits, the month as 2 digits, the day as 2 digits, the hour as 2
digits, the minute as 2 digits, the second as 2 digits. Totally, this adds a fourteen-digit
suffix to the file name.
N6603 Operations User Manual
66
Chapter 7. SETTING: Advanced
 Sequence number: adds a six-digit number. User can click the [Clear] button to reset
the sequence number anytime. When user clicks the [Clear] button it resets the
sequence number and starts it from 000001.
File size: specify the size for the files recorded to network attached storage. The size is
1 or 2 MB. The camera records in avi format.
Cyclic size: specify the disk space on network attached storage to store files recorded by
the camera. The size is from 100 MB to 1 TB. After the specified disk space is full, the oldest files
are overwritten with the new ones.
NOTE:
When the maximum size is reached, it automatically overwrites old files. However, the new files may be
written with a time delay, which corresponds to a total time required for deleting the old files and recording
the new ones.
IMPORTANT:
If the camera has been recording by alarm when the periodical recording starts, the periodical recording
will be stopped and resumed only after alarm triggered recording is completed.
Recording time: allows you to set a period for recording to network attached storage when
an alarm is triggered. The following options are available:
 Always: select this option for continuous recording to network attached storage.
 Schedule: select this option for scheduled recording to network attached storage. To
configure this option, click the [Schedule] button or go to SETTING – Advanced –
Schedule. See paragraph 7.5 for details.
NOTE:
Click [ОК] to save changes. Otherwise, the changes may not be saved.
7.4. HTTP Event
This menu allows you to configure sending of HTTP (CGI) commands to an external alarm
device. This device, in turn, sends a command to another external device or closes relay contacts.
For example, the camera sends an HTTP (CGI) command to the executive device, which, in turn,
closes relay contacts and triggers an alarm. The menu contains two sections: «General» and
«Alarm sending» (Pic. 7.15).
N6603 Operations User Manual
67
Chapter 7. SETTING: Advanced
Pic. 7.15
7.4.1. General
This section allows you to configure access to an external alarm device (Pic. 7.16).
Pic. 7.16
URL: type an IP address and command prefix (64 characters maximum). For example,
192.168.1.7/cgi-bin/operator/ptzset.
NOTE:
You need to type the IP address of the device receiving CGI commands.
N6603 Operations User Manual
68
Chapter 7. SETTING: Advanced
Port: type a port number that is used to connect to the device. The default value is 80.
User ID: type a username to access the device (64 characters maximum).
Password: type a password to access the device (32 characters maximum).
Proxy server name: if you use a proxy server, type its name or IP address (64 characters
maximum).
Proxy port number: if you use a proxy server, type its port number.
Proxy user ID: if you use a proxy server, type a username to access it (64 characters
maximum).
Proxy password: if you use a proxy server, type a password to access it (32 characters
maximum).
[Test]: click this button to check connection and the entered parameters. A window opens
that shows information about the test process.
NOTE:
Click [ОК] to save changes. Otherwise, the changes may not be saved.
7.4.2. Alarm Sending
This section allows you to configure sending of commands to an external alarm device
when an alarm event occurs. Select the option for [On] to enable this feature (Pic. 7.17).
Pic. 7.17
Alarm: allows you to select the following options:
N6603 Operations User Manual
69
Chapter 7. SETTING: Advanced
Motion detection: the camera activates the external alarm device when motion detection is
triggered. To configure this option, click the [Motion detection] button or go to SETTING –
Advanced – Motion detection. See paragraph 7.9 for details.
 Parameter: specify a CGI command parameter (Go to SETTING – Advanced – HTTP
event – General to set an IP address).
 Message: specify a request type. This option may be unavailable for some external
alarm devices.
Use alarm buffer: activates the external alarm device when the connection is up after a
network error occurred. To configure the alarm buffer option, click the [Alarm buffer] button or go
to SETTING – Advanced – Alarm buffer. See paragraph 7.8 for details.
 Parameter: specify a CGI command parameter (Go to SETTING – Advanced – HTTP
event – General to set an IP address).
 Message: specify a request type. This option may be unavailable for some external
alarm devices.
Alarm input: activates the external alarm device when the alarm input is triggered. To
configure this option, click the [Alarm input] button or go to SETTING – Advanced – Alarm input.
See paragraph 7.7 for details.
 Parameter: specify a CGI command parameter (Go to SETTING – Advanced – HTTP
event – General to set an IP address).
 Message: specify a request type. This option may be unavailable for some external
alarm devices.
Effective period: allows you to set a period when the external alarm device can be
activated. The following options are available:
 Always: select this option for continuous e-mail sending.
 Schedule: select this option for the scheduled activation. To configure this option, click
the [Schedule] button or go to SETTING – Advanced – Schedule. See paragraph 7.6
for details.
7.5. Alarm Output
This section allows you to configure the camera alarm output and external alarm devices to
work together.
NOTE:
If you use external alarm devices, be aware that that the camera has logical I/O and exceeding the rated
voltage and current (max 30 W and 12 V) is PROHIBITED!
N6603 Operations User Manual
70
Chapter 7. SETTING: Advanced
Select the option for [On] to enable alarm output or select the option for [Off] to disable it
(Pic. 7.18).
Pic. 7.18
Digital output: allows you to select a voltage level on the camera alarm output:
 High: select this option to increase voltage from 0 to 12 V.
 Low: select this option to decrease voltage from 12 to 0 V.
Trigger condition: select an event that activates the alarm output.
Select the option for [Alarm] to activate the alarm output when an alarm event occurred.
Select the option for [Timer] to activate the alarm output according to the specified schedule. The
duration the alarm output is being active depends on the specified intervals. When the [Timer] is
selected, the [Schedule] button is available, which allows you to specify the intervals.
Alarm: allows you to select an event that activates the alarm output:
Motion detection: the camera activates the alarm output when motion detection is
triggered. To configure this option, click the [Motion detection] button or go to SETTING –
Advanced – Motion detection. See paragraph 7.9 for details.
Use alarm buffer: activates the alarm output when the connection is up after a network
error occurred. To configure the alarm buffer option, click the [Alarm buffer] button or go to
SETTING – Advanced – Alarm buffer. See paragraph 7.8 for details.
Alarm input: activates the alarm output when the alarm input is triggered. To configure this
option, click the [Alarm input] button or go to SETTING – Advanced – Alarm input. See
paragraph 7.7 for details.
Alarm duration: you can specify a period for sending alarm signal to the alarm output
according to the [Digital output] item.
N6603 Operations User Manual
71
Chapter 7. SETTING: Advanced
Effective period: allows you to set a period when the alarm output can be activated. The
following options are available:
 Always: the alarm output can be activated any time.
 Schedule: select this option for the scheduled activation. To configure this option, click
the [Schedule] button or go to SETTING – Advanced – Schedule. See paragraph 7.6
for details.
NOTE:
The alarm output is being active during the period specified in the [Alarm duration] item after an alarm
event occurred.
7.6. Schedule
This section allows you to specify a schedule for the functions mentioned before. You can
specify a schedule for each day of the week or apply it for a whole week by checking the [Use the
same time schedule every day] box (Pic. 7.18).
Pic. 7.18
Schedule selection: allows you to specify a schedule for a certain event. The following
events are available: [FTP – Alarm], [FTP – Periodical], [E-mail (SMTP) – Alarm], [E-mail
(SMTP) – Periodical], [HTTP event – Alarm], [Alarm output – Alarm], [Alarm output – Timer],
[Record – Alarm], [Record – Periodical], [IR schedule].
Start time, End time: allows you to specify a time interval. The first field is for selecting an
hour (00 to 23/24); the second field is for selecting a minute (00 to 55 in increments of 5).
Days of the week area: the following options are available for each day of the week:
 Time interval: this is a drop-down list containing time intervals that were specified for
each day of the week. If no interval is specified, the drop-down list will be empty.
N6603 Operations User Manual
72
Chapter 7. SETTING: Advanced
 [Add] button: click this button to add a time interval, which was specified in the [Start
time] and [End time] fields, to the schedule.
 [Delete] button: removes a time interval from the schedule.
For user’s convenience, the intervals appear as a scale, where blue color means that no
interval is set for this period and red color shows the specified intervals.
NOTE:
User can specify only 5 intervals for each day of the week.
Use the same time schedule every day: applies the schedule that was specified for
Monday to the whole week.
NOTE:
Click [ОК] to save the current schedule.
7.7. Alarm input
This section allows you to specify what the camera should do when the external sensor
triggers.
NOTE:
If you use external alarm devices, be aware that that the camera has logical I/O and exceeding the rated
voltage and current (max 30 W and 12 V) is PROHIBITED!
Check the box to enable alarm input.
Trigger condition: allows you to select a voltage level on the camera alarm input:
 High: if this option is selected, an alarm triggers when a 12 V power source is connected
to the input contacts, i.e. alarm triggers when voltage increases from 0 to 12 V.
 Low: if this option is selected, an alarm triggers when a 12 V power source is
disconnected from the input contacts, i.e. alarm triggers when voltage decreases from
12 to 0 V.
N6603 Operations User Manual
73
Chapter 7. SETTING: Advanced
Pic. 7.20
IMPORTANT:
If use input alarm contacts together with output alarm contacts, you need to connect them to separate
power sources. If the contacts are connected to the same power source, they may work incorrectly. For
example, it may cause false triggering.
7.8. Alarm Buffer
This feature allows setting length of files that are recorded when the connection is lost for
their further sending to FTP (network storage) or via e-mail. User can choose a file type to be sent
to FTP or e-mail.
IMPORTANT:
When using the [Alarm buffer] option, the camera sends the records made before the connection is lost
(record’s length is specified in “pre alarm period” option) and until the connection is restored (record’s
length is specified in “post alarm period” option). Go to SETTING – Advanced – Alarm buffer to set preand post alarm period (see paragraph 7.8 for details).
N6603 Operations User Manual
74
Chapter 7. SETTING: Advanced
Pic. 7.21
Video mode: shows the selected video format.
Recording capacity: shows maximum record time.
 Pre-alarm period: maximum time interval for recording before the connection is lost.
 Post-alarm period: maximum time interval for recording until the connection is restored.
Recording time: allows you to set a record time.
 Pre-alarm period: time interval for recording before the connection is lost.
 Post-alarm period: time interval for recording until the connection is restored.
IMPORTANT:
When you configuring this menu, be aware that these parameters are applied to the other camera
functions, for example to recording to network storage, FTP, etc.
7.9. Motion Detection
You can set up to 3 detection areas that may cross each other. Besides, you can adjust
threshold and sensitivity for each of these areas. If this option is enabled, it triggers an alarm after
motion is detected in any of these areas and allows reducing recorded data size. When motion
detection is triggered, the camera sends an e-mail notification or sends a file to e-mail, FTP,
network storage, or activates the alarm output (Pic. 7.22).
N6603 Operations User Manual
75
Chapter 7. SETTING: Advanced
Pic. 7.22
Threshold: allows adjusting the motion detection threshold for each of the areas. The
closer the slider to the right position, the more the image must change to activate the motion
detection.
Sensitivity: allows adjusting the motion detection sensitivity for each of the areas. The
closer the slider to the right position, the more the sensor is sensitive.
Motion detection 1: check this box to enable this area.
Motion detection 2: check this box to enable this area.
Motion detection 3: check this box to enable this area.
To set an area, drag the right bottom corner of the frame. You can change its size by
dragging any of its corners. To move an area, click and hold left mouse button on an area and
move it to the required position.
IMPORTANT:
When you configuring this menu, be aware that these parameters are applied to the other camera
functions, for example to recording to network storage, FTP, etc.
N6603 Operations User Manual
76
Chapter 7. SETTING: Advanced
7.10. System Log
The system log contains the changes of camera parameters as well as the events. The
entries are added automatically after the camera is turned on (Pic. 7.23).
Pic. 7.23
Enable remote log: allows you to send information from the system log to a remote server.
Server name: type the remote server name or IP address.
Server port: type a port value to access the server (the default value is 514).
Current log: this field contains system log entries.
N6603 Operations User Manual
77
Appendix
Appendix
Appendix A. Bitrate Values
The tables below help you to estimate bitrate, considering the quality level and frames per
second. See the information below to choose optimal parameters for your bandwidth.
For example, if you connect to the Internet over ADSL 256 kbps / 2 Mbps, the optimal
solution is to select the standard quality, 640х480 resolution and 256 kbps bitrate.
A.1. MPEG4 30 fps – kbps
Quality
640*480
320*240
160*120
Excellent
1000
300
90
Detailed
400
150
50
Good
300
100
30
Standard
250
70
25
Medium
250
55
20
A.2. MPEG4 fps – kbps
Resolution
Bitrate
Fps
Medium rate
Medium fps
640*480
2048
30
1800
26
640*480
2048
15
2200
16
640*480
1536
30
1500
30
640*480
1536
15
1700
16
640*480
1024
30
1000
30
640*480
1024
15
1000
16
640*480
512
30
500
30
640*480
512
15
600
16
320*240
1536
30
1500
30
320*240
1536
15
1600
16
320*240
1024
30
1000
30
320*240
1024
15
1000
16
320*240
512
30
550
30
320*240
512
15
600
16
160*120
1024
30
950
30
160*120
1024
15
750
16
160*120
512
30
500
30
N6603 Operations User Manual
78
Appendix
160*120
512
15
50
16
160*120
128
30
130
30
160*120
128
15
140
16
A.3. MJPEG 15 fps – kbps
Quality
640*480
320*240
160*120
Excellent
4000
1500
600
Detailed
2400
900
400
Good
1600
650
300
Standard
1300
500
240
Medium
900
350
170
A.4. MJPEG fps – kbps
Resolution
Quality
Fps
Medium rate
Medium fps
640*480
Excellent
15
4000
13
640*480
Excellent
5
1600
5
640*480
Good
15
1600
13
640*480
Good
5
650
5
640*480
Medium
15
900
14
640*480
Medium
5
360
5
320*240
Excellent
15
1500
13
320*240
Excellent
5
550
5
320*240
Good
15
650
13
320*240
Good
5
260
5
320*240
Medium
15
350
13
160*120
Medium
5
130
5
160*120
Excellent
15
600
13
160*120
Excellent
5
230
5
160*120
Good
15
300
13
160*120
Good
5
115
5
160*120
Medium
15
170
13
160*120
Medium
5
65
5
N6603 Operations User Manual
79
Appendix
Appendix B. Required Disk Space
This appendix provides information on required disk space for video records storage,
considering its quality, bitrate and frames per second. The numbers listed in these tables are
estimates only.
B.1. MPEG4, 30 fps, 24-hour record – record size (GB).
Quality
640*480
320*240
160*120
Excellent
10.5
3.2
0.9
Detailed
4.2
1.6
0.5
Good
3.2
1.1
0.3
Standard
2.6
0.7
0.3
Medium
2.6
0.6
0.2
B.2. MPEG4, 15 fps, 24-hour record – record size (GB).
Quality
640*480
320*240
160*120
Excellent
5.3
1.6
0.4
Detailed
2.1
0.8
0.3
Good
1.6
0.6
0.2
Standard
1.3
0.4
0.1
Medium
1.3
0.3
0.1
B.3. MPEG4, 24-hour record – record size (GB).
Resolution
Bitrate
Fps
Record Size (GB)
640*480
2048
30
23.0
640*480
2048
15
22.2
640*480
1536
30
18.5
640*480
1536
15
17.9
640*480
1024
30
10.5
640*480
1024
15
10.5
640*480
512
30
5.3
640*480
512
15
6.3
320*240
1536
30
15.8
320*240
1536
15
16.9
320*240
1024
30
10.5
N6603 Operations User Manual
80
Appendix
320*240
1024
15
10.5
320*240
512
30
5.8
320*240
512
15
6.3
160*120
1024
30
10.0
160*120
1024
15
7.9
160*120
512
30
5.3
160*120
512
15
0.5
160*120
128
30
1.4
160*120
128
15
1.5
B.4. MJPEG, 15 fps, 24-hour record – record size (GB).
Quality
640*480
320*240
160*120
Excellent
42.2
15.8
6.3
Detailed
25.3
9.5
4.2
Good
16.9
6.9
3.2
Standard
13.7
5.3
2.5
Medium
9.5
3.7
1.8
B.5. MJPEG, 24-hour record – record size (GB).
Resolution
Quality
Fps
Record Size (GB)
640*480
Excellent
15
42.2
640*480
Excellent
5
16.9
640*480
Good
15
16.9
640*480
Good
5
6.9
640*480
Medium
15
9.5
640*480
Medium
5
3.8
320*240
Excellent
15
15.8
320*240
Excellent
5
5.8
320*240
Good
15
6.9
320*240
Good
5
2.7
320*240
Medium
15
3.7
160*120
Medium
5
1.4
160*120
Excellent
15
6.3
160*120
Excellent
5
2.4
N6603 Operations User Manual
81
Appendix
160*120
Good
15
3.2
160*120
Good
5
1.2
160*120
Medium
15
1.8
160*120
Medium
5
0.7
N6603 Operations User Manual
82
Appendix
Appendix C. Requests for Images from IP Camera.
This appendix contains standard request for images from IP camera.
1.
http://<IP>:<http port> - provides access to IP camera, http port means camera HTTP port,
the default value is 80, <IP> means camera IP address, the default value is 192.168.0.99.
If the default values are used, the request is:
http://192.168.0.99.
2.
http://<IP>:<http port>/index.2.htm – provides access to camera image and the controls are
not displayed, http port means camera HTTP port, the default value is 80, <IP> means
camera IP address, the default value is 192.168.0.99.
If the default values are used, the request is:
http://192.168.0.99/index2.htm - provides access to camera image and the controls are not
displayed.
3.
https://<IP> - provides secured access to IP camera over https through the port 443, <IP>
means camera IP address, the default value is 192.168.0.99.
If the default values are used, the request is:
https://192.168.0.99 - provides secured access to IP camera over https.
4.
http://<IP>:<port>/mobile.htm - allows you to get an image from a mobile phone over
GPRS, port means camera HTTP port, the default value is 80, <IP> means camera IP
address, the default value is 192.168.0.99.
If the default values are used, the request is:
http://192.168.0.99/mobile.htm
5.
rtsp://<IP>:<port>/video.3gp – request for 3GP video, port means camera RTSP port, the
default value is 554, <IP> means camera IP address, the default value is 192.168.0.99.
If the default values are used, the request is:
rtsp://192.168.0.99:554/video.3gp
6.
http://<IP>:<http port>/jpg/image.jpg – request for a JPEG image port means camera HTTP
port, the default value is 80, <IP> means camera IP address, the default value is
192.168.0.99. If the default values are used, the request is:
http://192.168.0.99/jpg/image.jpg
N6603 Operations User Manual
83
Appendix
7.
http://<IP>:< port>/video.mp4 – request for MPEG4 video, port means camera RTSP port,
the default value is 554, <IP> means camera IP address, the default value is 192.168.0.99.
If the default values are used, the request is:
rtsp://192.168.0.99:554/video.mp4
8.
http://<IP>:< port>/video.mjpg - request for MJPEG video, port means camera RTSP port,
the default value is 554, <IP> means camera IP address, the default value is 192.168.0.99.
If the default values are used, the request is:
rtsp://192.168.0.99:554/video.mjpg
N6603 Operations User Manual
84
Appendix
Appendix D. Port Values
Port
Default Value
Range of Values
HTTP
80
1124..65535
HTTP forwarding over UPnP
80
1024..65535
HTTPS forwarding over UPnP
443
1024..65535
RTSP
554
1124..65535
RTSP forwarding over UPnP
554
1024..65535
RTP start port
5000
1124..65516
RTP end port
7999
1143..65535
Multicast video port
-
1124..65534
Multicast audio port
-
1124..65534
SMTP
25
1..65535
System log remote server port
514
1..65535
Event server port
80
1..65535
Proxy port
-
1..65535
Motion detection
1999
-
MPEG4 (HTTP) stream
80
1024..65535
MJPEG (HTTP) stream
80
1024..65535
MPEG4 (HTTP SSL) stream
8091
1024..65535
MJPEG (HTTP SSL) stream
8071
1024..65535
N6603 Operations User Manual
85
Appendix
Appendix E. Factory Defaults
This table provides camera factory defaults
Parameter
Value
IP address
192.168.0.99
Subnet mask
255.255.255.0
Gateway
192.168.0.1
Username (administrator)
admin
Password (administrator)
admin
HTTP port
80
RTSP port
554
SMTP port
25
N6603 Operations User Manual
86
Appendix
Appendix F. Glossary
3GP (3GPP file format) is a multimedia container format defined by the Third Generation
Partnership Project (3GPP) for 3G UMTS multimedia services. It is used on 3G mobile phones but
can also be played on some 2G and 4G phones.
ActiveX is a standard that enables software components to interact with one another in a
networked environment, regardless of the language(s) used to create them. Web browsers may
come into contact with ActiveX controls, ActiveX documents, and ActiveX scripts. ActiveX controls
are often downloaded and installed automatically as required.
Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL) is an obsolete type of Digital Subscriber Line
technology, a data communications technology that enables faster data transmission over copper
telephone lines than a conventional voiceband modem can provide.
Angle is the field of view, relative to a standard lens in a 35mm still camera, expressed in
degrees, e.g. 30°. For practical purposes, this is the area that a lens can cover, where the angle of
view is determined by the focal length of the lens. A wide-angle lens has a short focal length and
covers a wider angle of view than standard or telephoto lenses, which have longer focal lengths.
ARP (Address Resolution Protocol) is used to associate an IP address to a hardware
MAC address. A request is broadcast on the local network to discover the MAC address for an IP
address.
Aspect ratio is a ratio of width to height in images. A common aspect ratio used for
television screens and computer monitors is 4:3. High-definition television (HDTV) uses an aspect
ratio of 16:9.
Authentication is the process of identifying an individual, usually based on a username
and password. In security systems, authentication is distinct from authorization, which is the
process of giving individuals access to system objects based on their identity. Authentication
merely ensures that the individual is who he or she claims to be, but says nothing about the access
rights of the individual.
Autoiris (or DC-Iris).This special type of iris is electrically controlled by the camera, to
automatically regulate the amount of light allowed to enter.
Bit rate: (in kbit/s or Mbit/s) is often referred to as speed, but actually defines the number of
bits/time unit and not distance/time unit.
Backlight Compensation compensates for strong backlighting, so that subjects appear
clearly instead of as silhouettes.
Bonjour, also known as zero-configuration networking, Bonjour enables automatic
discovery of computers, devices, and services on IP networks. Bonjour allows devices to
automatically discover each other without the need to enter IP addresses or configure DNS
servers. Bonjour is developed by Apple Computer Inc.
N6603 Operations User Manual
87
Appendix
CCD (Charged Coupled Device). This light-sensitive image device used in many digital
cameras is a large integrated circuit that contains hundreds of thousands of photo-sites (pixels)
that convert light energy into electronic signals. Its size is measured diagonally and can be 1/4",
1/3", 1/2" or 2/3".
CGI (Common Gateway Interface) is a specification for communication between a web
server and other (CGI) programs. For example, a HTML page that contains a form might use a CGI
program to process the form data once it is submitted.
Classless Inter Domain Routing (CIDR) is a method for assigning IP addresses without
using the standard IP address classes like Class A, Class B or Class C. In CIDR notation, an IP
address is represented as A.B.C.D /n, where "/n" is called the IP prefix or network prefix. The IP
prefix identifies the number of significant bits used to identify a network. For example, 192.9.205.22
/18 means, the first 18 bits are used to represent the network and the remaining 14 bits are used to
identify hosts. Common prefixes are 8, 16, 24, and 32.
Complementary metal–oxide–semiconductor (CMOS) is a technology for constructing
integrated circuits. CMOS technology is used in microprocessors, microcontrollers, static RAM,
and other digital logic circuits. CMOS technology is also used for several analog circuits such as
image sensors (CMOS sensor), data converters, and highly integrated transceivers for many types
of communication.
Dynamic DNS is a method/protocol/network service that provides the capability for a
networked device, such as a router or computer system using the Internet Protocol Suite, to notify
a Domain Name System (DNS) name server to change, in real time, the active DNS configuration
of its configured hostnames, addresses or other information.
DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) is a protocol that lets network
administrators automate and centrally manage the assignment of Internet Protocol (IP) addresses
to network devices in a network. DHCP uses the concept of a "lease" or amount of time that a
given IP address will be valid for a computer. The lease time can vary, depending on how long a
user is likely to require the network connection at a particular location. DHCP also supports static
addresses for e.g. computers running web servers, which need a permanent IP address.
Digital zoom is a method of decreasing (narrowing) the apparent angle of view of a digital
photographic or video image. Digital zoom is accomplished by cropping an image down to a
centered area with the same aspect ratio as the original, and usually also interpolating the result
back up to the pixel dimensions of the original. It is accomplished electronically, with no adjustment
of the camera's optics, and no optical resolution is gained in the process.
Domain server can also be used by organizations that wish to centralize the management
of their (Windows) computers. Each user within a domain has an account that usually allows them
to log in to and use any computer in the domain, although restrictions may also apply. The domain
server is the server that authenticates the users on the network.
N6603 Operations User Manual
88
Appendix
Ethernet is the most widely installed local area network technology. An Ethernet LAN
typically uses special grades of twisted pair wires. The most commonly installed Ethernet systems
are 10BASE-T and 100BASE-T10, which provide transmission speeds up to 10 Mbps and 100
Mbps respectively.
Factory default settings are the settings that originally applied for a device when it was
first delivered from the factory. If it should become necessary to reset a device to its factory default
settings, this will, for many devices, completely reset any settings that were changed by the user.
Firewall works as a barrier between networks, e.g. between a Local Area Network and the
Internet. The firewall ensures that only authorized users are allowed to access the one network
from the other. A firewall can be software running on a computer, or it can be a standalone
hardware device.
Focal length is measured in millimeters; the focal length of a camera lens determines the
width of the horizontal field of view, which in turn is measured in degrees.
FPS (frames per second) a measure of how much information is used to store and display
motion video. The term applies equally to film video and digital video. Each frame is a still image;
displaying frames in quick succession creates the illusion of motion. The more frames per second
(fps), the smoother the motion appears.
Frame is a complete video image. In the 2:1 interlaced scanning format of the
RS-170 and CCIR formats, a frame is made up of two separate fields of 262.5 or 312.5 lines
interlaced at 60 or 50 Hz to form a complete frame, which appears at 30 or 25 Hz. In video
cameras with a progressive scan, each frame is scanned line-by-line and not interlaced; most are
also displayed at 30 and 25 Hz.
FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is an application protocol that uses the TCP/IP protocols,
used to exchange files between computers/devices on networks.
Full-duplex means transmission of data in two directions simultaneously. In an audio
system this would describe e.g. a telephone system. Half-duplex also provides bi-directional
communication, but only in one direction at a time, as in a walkie-talkie system.
G.711 is the default pulse code modulation (PCM) standard for Internet Protocol (IP) private
branch exchange (PBX) vendors, as well as for the public switched telephone network (PSTN).
G.711 digitizes analog voice signals producing output at 64 kilobits per second (Kbps).
Gain is the amplification factor and the extent to which an analog amplifier boosts the
strength of a signal. Amplification factors are usually expressed in terms of power. The decibel (dB)
is the most common way of quantifying the gain of an amplifier.
Gateway is a point in a network that acts as an entry point to another network. In a
corporate network for example, a computer server acting as a gateway often also acts as a proxy
server and a firewall server. A gateway is often associated with both a router, which knows where
N6603 Operations User Manual
89
Appendix
to direct a given packet of data that arrives at the gateway, and a switch, which furnishes the actual
path in and out of the gateway for a given packet.
HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol) is the set of rules for exchanging files (text, graphic
images, sound, video, and other multimedia files) on the web. The HTTP protocol runs on top of
the TCP/IP suite of protocols.
HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol over SSL) is a web protocol used by browsers and
web servers to encrypt and decrypt user page requests and the pages returned by the server.The
encrypted exchange of information is governed by the use of an HTTPS certificate (issued by a
Certificate Authority), which guarantees the authenticity of the server.
Hub is used to connect multiple devices to the network. The hub transmits all data to all
devices connected to it, whereas a switch will only transmit the data to the device it is specifically
intended for.
ICMP is a network protocol useful in Internet Protocol (IP) network management and
administration. ICMP is a required element of IP implementations. ICMP is a control protocol,
meaning that it does not carry application data, but rather information about the status of the
network itself.
IEEE 802.11 is a family of standards for wireless LANs. The 802.11 standard supports 1 or
2 Mbit/s transmission on the 2.4 GHz band. IEEE 802.11b supports data rates up to11 Mbit/s on
the 2.4 GHz band, while 802.11g allows up to 54 Mbit/s on the 5 GHz band.
Interlacing. Interlaced video is video captured at 50 pictures (known as fields) per second,
of which every 2 consecutive fields (at half height) are then combined into 1 frame. Interlacing was
developed many years ago for the analog TV world and is still used widely today. It provides good
results when viewing motion in standard TV pictures, although there is always some degree of
distortion in the image.
Internet Explorer (formerly Microsoft Internet Explorer, commonly abbreviated IE or MSIE)
is a series of graphical web browsers developed by Microsoft and included as part of the Microsoft
Windows line of operating systems, starting in 1995.
IP66 is a two digit number developed by the international electrical Commission, and is
used to provide Ingress Protection (IP) rating to a piece of electronic equipment or to an enclosure
for electronic equipment. The Ingress protection code indicates the level and amount of protection.
The first digit means no ingress of dust; complete protection against contact. The second digit
means water projected in powerful jets (12.5mm nozzle) against the enclosure from any direction
shall have no harmful effects.
IP camera. The terms IP camera, network camera and Internet camera all refer to the
same thing - a camera and computer combined in one unit. It operates as stand-alone unit and
only requires a connection to the network.
N6603 Operations User Manual
90
Appendix
JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group).Together with the GIF file format, JPEG is an
image file type commonly used on the web. A JPEG image is a bitmap, and usually has the file
extension ‘.jpg’ or “.jpeg.” When creating a JPEG image, it is possible to configure the level of
compression to use. As the lowest compression (i.e. the highest quality) results in the largest file,
there is a trade-off between image quality and file size.
kbit/s (kilobits per second) is a measure of the bit rate, i.e. the rate at which bits are
passing a given point. See also Bit rate.
LAN (Local Area Network) is a group of computers and associated devices that typically
share common resources within a limited geographical area.
Lux is a standard unit of illumination measurement.
MAC address (Media Access Control address) is a unique identifier associated with a
piece of networking equipment, or more specifically, its interface with the network. For example,
the network card in a computer has its own MAC address.
Mbit/s (Megabits per second) is a measure of the bit rate, i.e. the rate at which bits are
passing a given point. Commonly used to give the “speed” of a network. A LAN might run at 10 or
100 Mbit/s.
Motion JPEG is a simple compression/decompression technique for network video.
Latency is low and image quality is guaranteed, regardless of movement or complexity of the
image. Image quality is controlled by adjusting the compression level, which in turn provides
control over the file size, and thereby the bit rate.
MPEG-4 is a group of audio and video coding standards and related technology. The
primary uses for the MPEG-4 standard are web (streaming media) and CD distribution,
conversational (videophone), and broadcast television. Most of the features included in MPEG-4
are left to individual developers to decide whether to implement them or not. This means that there
are probably no complete implementations of the entire MPEG-4 set of standards. To deal with
this, the standard includes the concept of "profiles" and "levels", allowing a specific set of
capabilities to be defined in a manner appropriate for a subset of applications.
Multicast is a bandwidth-conserving technology that reduces bandwidth usage by
simultaneously delivering a single stream of information to multiple network recipients.
Network Time Protocol (NTP) is a protocol for synchronizing the clocks of computer
systems over packet-switched, variable-latency data networks. It is designed particularly to resist
the effects of variable latency by using a jitter buffer.
NTSC (National Television System Committee) is an analog color encoding system used
in television systems in Japan, the United States and other parts of the Americas. NTSC defines
the video signal using 525 TV lines per frame, at a refresh rate equal to 30 frames per second. See
also PAL.
N6603 Operations User Manual
91
Appendix
PAL (Phase Alternating Line) is an analog color encoding system used in television
systems in Europe and in many other parts of the world. PAL defines the video signal using 625 TV
lines per frame, at a refresh rate equal to 25 frames per second.
Power over Ethernet or PoE provides power to a network device via the same cable as
used for the network connection. This is very useful for IP-Surveillance and remote monitoring
applications in places where it may be too impractical or expensive to power the device from a
power outlet.
PPP (Point-to-Point Protocol) is a protocol that uses a serial interface for communication
between two network devices. For example, a PC connected by a phone line to a server.
Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet (PPPoE) is a network protocol for encapsulating
Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) frames inside Ethernet frames. It is used mainly with DSL services
where individual users connect to the DSL modem over Ethernet and in plain Metro Ethernet
networks.
Progressive scan, as opposed to interlaced video, scans the entire picture, line by line
every sixteenth of a second. In other words, captured images are not split into separate fields as in
interlaced scanning.
Jack-45 is an eight-wire connector used to connect computers onto a local-area networks
(LAN), especially Ethernets. RJ-45 connectors look similar to the RJ-11 connectors used for
connecting telephone equipment, but they are a bit wider.
Router is a device that determines the next network point to which a packet should be
forwarded on its way to its final destination. A router creates and/or maintains a special routing
table that stores information on how best to reach certain destinations. A router is sometimes
included as part of a network switch.
RTP is an Internet protocol for the transport of real-time data, e.g. audio and video. It can
be used for media-on-demand as well as interactive services such as Internet telephony.
RTSP (Real Time Streaming Protocol) is a control protocol, and a starting point for
negotiating transports such as RTP, multicast and Unicast, and for negotiating codecs.
RTSP can be considered a “remote control” for controlling the media stream delivered by a
media server. RTSP servers typically use RTP as the protocol for the actual transport of
audio/video data.
Shutter is the device on the camera that opens and closes to control how long the focal
plane is exposed to light.
SMTP is used for sending and receiving e-mail. However, as it is “simple,” it is limited in its
ability to queue messages at the receiving end, and is usually used with one of two other protocols,
POP3 or IMAP. These other protocols allow the user to save messages in a server mailbox and
download them periodically from the server.
N6603 Operations User Manual
92
Appendix
SMTP authentication is an extension of SMTP, whereby the client is required to log into the
mail server before or during the sending of email. It can be used to allow legitimate users to send
email while denying the service to unauthorized users, such as spammers.
SSL/TLS (Secure Socket Layer/Transport Layer Security). These two protocols (SSL is
succeeded by TLS) are cryptographic protocols that provide secure communication on a network.
SSL is commonly used over HTTP to form HTTPS, as used e.g. on the Internet for electronic
financial transactions. SSL uses public key certificates to verify the identity of the server.
Subnet & subnet mask is an identifiably separate part of an organization's network.
Typically, a subnet may represent all the machines at one geographic location, in one building, or
on the same local area network (LAN). Having an organization's network divided into subnets
allows it
to be connected to the Internet
with a single shared network
address.
The subnet mask is the part of the IP address that tells a network router how to find the subnet that
the data packet should be delivered to. Using a subnet mask saves the router having to handle the
entire 32-bit IP address; it simply looks at the bits selected by the mask.
Switch is a network device that connects network segments together, and which selects a
path for sending a unit of data to its next destination. In general, a switch is a simpler and faster
mechanism than a router, which requires knowledge about the network and how to determine the
route. Some switches include the router function.
TCP is used along with the Internet Protocol (IP) to transmit data as packets between
computers over the network. While IP takes care of the actual packet delivery, TCP keeps track of
the individual packets that the communication (e.g. requested a web page file) is divided into, and,
when all packets have arrived at their destination, it reassembles them to re-form the complete file.
TCP is a connection-oriented protocol, which means that a connection is established
between the two end-points and is maintained until the data has been successfully exchanged
between the communicating applications.
Time to live (TTL) is mechanism that limits the lifespan of data in a computer or network.
TTL may be implemented as a counter or timestamp attached to or embedded in the data. Once
the prescribed event count or timespan has elapsed, data is discarded. In computer networking,
TTL prevents a data packet from circulating indefinitely. In computing applications, TTL is used to
improve performance of caching or improve privacy.
UDP is a communications protocol that offers limited service for exchanging data in a
network that uses the Internet Protocol (IP). UDP is an alternative to the Transmission Control
Protocol (TCP). The advantage of UDP is that it is not required to deliver all data and may drop
network packets when there is e.g. network congestion. This is suitable for live video, as there is
no point in re-transmitting old information that will not be displayed anyway.
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) is a set of networking protocols for primarily residential
networks without enterprise class devices that permits networked devices, such as personal
N6603 Operations User Manual
93
Appendix
computers, printers, Internet gateways, Wi-Fi access points and mobile devices to seamlessly
discover each other's presence on the network and establish functional network services for data
sharing, communications, and entertainment.
Uniform Resource Locator or Unified Resource Locator (URL) is a character string that
specifies where a known resource is available on the Internet and the mechanism for retrieving it.
Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) is a technical standard for accessing information
over a mobile wireless network. A WAP browser is a web browser for mobile devices such as
mobile phones (called "cellular phones" in some countries) that uses the protocol.
Web server is a program, which allows Web browsers to retrieve files from computers
connected to the Internet. The Web server listens for requests from Web browsers and upon
receiving a request for a file sends it back to the browser.
The primary function of a Web server is to serve pages to other remote computers;
consequently, it needs to be installed on a computer that is permanently connected to the Internet.
It also controls access to the server whilst monitoring and logging server access statistics.
Wireless LAN is a wireless local area network that uses radio waves as its carrier: where
the network connections for end-users are wireless. The main network structure usually uses
cables.
N6603 Operations User Manual
94