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User’s Guide
AXIS T8412 Installation Display
About this Document
This document includes instructions for setting up and
using the AXIS T8412 Installation Display.
Legal Considerations
Video and audio surveillance can be prohibited by laws
that vary from country to country. Check the laws in
your local region before using this product for
surveillance purposes.
Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC)
This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications. However, there is
no guarantee that interference will not occur in a
particular installation.
If this equipment does cause harmful interference to
radio or television reception, which can be determined
by turning the equipment off and on, the user is
encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or
more of the following measures: Re-orient or relocate
the receiving antenna. Increase the separation between
the equipment and receiver. Connect the equipment to
an outlet on a different circuit to the receiver. Consult
your dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for
help. Shielded (STP) network cables must be used with
this unit to ensure compliance with EMC standards.
USA - This equipment has been tested and found to
comply with the limits for a Class B computing device
pursuant to Subpart B of Part 15 of FCC rules, which are
designed to provide reasonable protection against such
interference when operated in a commercial
environment. Operation of this equipment in a
residential area is likely to cause interference, in which
case the user at his/her own expense will be required to
take whatever measures may be required to correct the
Canada - This Class B digital apparatus complies with
Canadian ICES-003.
Europe -
This digital equipment fulfills the
requirements for radiated emission according to limit B
of EN55022, and the requirements for immunity
according to EN55024 residential and commercial
Australia - This electronic device meets the
requirements of the Radio communications
(Electromagnetic Compatibility) Standard AS/NZS
Equipment Modifications
This equipment must be installed and used in strict
accordance with the instructions given in the user
documentation. This equipment contains no
user-serviceable components. Unauthorized equipment
changes or modifications will invalidate all applicable
regulatory certifications and approvals.
Every care has been taken in the preparation of this
document. Please inform your local Axis office of any
inaccuracies or omissions. Axis Communications AB
cannot be held responsible for any technical or
typographical errors and reserves the right to make
changes to the product and documentation without
prior notice. Axis Communications AB makes no
warranty of any kind with regard to the material
contained within this document, including, but not
limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability
and fitness for a particular purpose. Axis
Communications AB shall not be liable nor responsible
for incidental or consequential damages in connection
with the furnishing, performance or use of this material.
This product complies with both the European
RoHS directive, 2002/95/EC, and the Chinese
RoHS regulations, ACPEIP.
WEEE Directive
The European Union has enacted a Directive
2002/96/EC on Waste Electrical and Electronic
Equipment (WEEE Directive). This directive is
applicable in the European Union member
The WEEE marking on this product (see right) or its
documentation indicates that the product must not be
disposed of together with household waste. To prevent
possible harm to human health and/or the environment,
the product must be disposed of in an approved and
environmentally safe recycling process. For further
information on how to dispose of this product correctly,
contact the product supplier, or the local authority
responsible for waste disposal in your area.
Business users should contact the product supplier for
information on how to dispose of this product correctly.
This product should not be mixed with other commercial
Should you require any technical assistance, please
contact your Axis reseller. If your questions cannot be
answered immediately, your reseller will forward your
queries through the appropriate channels to ensure a
rapid response. If you are connected to the Internet, you
• download user documentation
• find answers to resolved problems in the FAQ database.
Search by product, category, or phrases
• report problems to Axis support by logging in to your
private support area.
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This user’s guide provides instructions for using the AXIS
T8412 Installation Display.
Overview - page 4
Battery - page 6
Power up - page 7
Viewing Images - page 8
Menus - page 10
Setup - page 14
Connect to an IP camera - page 11
Snapshot function - page 16
Network cable test - page 12
AV in - page 12
System setup - page 17
Alternative connection methods - page 18
Technical Specifications - page 19
This product must be used in
compliance with local laws and
Package contents
Installation Display
AXIS T8412
Power supply with power cable
12 V DC Adapter
7.4V Li-ion Battery Pack 2200mAh
BNC Cable
Network Cable
Printed materials
Included accessories
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Soft carrying case
Terminator block
Car charger
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AXIS T8412 is a battery-powered handheld device that greatly simplifies the field installation of
both Axis network cameras and analog cameras. It displays live video from a camera and makes
setting the viewing angle and focus at the installation site easier than with the use of a laptop or
remote computer. It offers user-friendly features such as touchscreen, zoom and snapshot
functions. AXIS T8412 can connect directly to a camera, or to a network and search for Axis
network video products. An Axis camera with built-in PoE support can be powered directly by AXIS
T8412, giving installers greater flexibility.
Simplifies setting the camera's viewing angle and focus
The live video display and zoom functions help installers adjust the field of view and set
and test the camera focus.
Power over Ethernet for powering cameras
AXIS T8412 delivers PoE to Axis network video products with PoE support either from the
unit's battery or from PoE by-pass. This allows network cameras with PoE to be powered
up and tested without extra tools or the need for electricity and network infrastructures
at the installation site.
AXIS T8412 Installation Display has user-friendly functions that simplify camera setup. For
example, the touchscreen monitor is very convenient to use in arkward installation
locations. Full zoom in the image is via a simple tap on the touchscreen.
Snapshot function
AXIS T8412 allows installers to take snapshots of images the network camera delivers as
proof of finalized installation. Snapshots can be saved to USB, Micro SD card, or AXIS
T8412 internal memory.
Supports Axis network video products, ONVIF-compatible cameras, and analog
AXIS T8412 Installation Display supports Axis network cameras and encoders, but also
other brands of cameras that feature ONVIF support. There is also support for analog
cameras via a BNC connector. AXIS T8412 is supplied with both an Ethernet cable and a
BNC cable.
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Hardware overview
Stylus slot
AV in
Data indicator LED
Power indicator LED
Light sensor
LCD screen
Navigation keys
Snapshot key
ESC key
POWER on/off
Power bank on/off
USB slot
CAT5 Cable
tester port
(External power bank
not included)
Micro SD slot
Charging LED
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Unit connectors
LAN/PoE OUT - RJ-45 Ethernet connector. Provides power to network cameras that are PoE
LAN/PSE IN - The Power bank provides 48 V DC power (External power bank not included).
USB slot - Connect USB storage devices for data storage.
Micro SD slot - Insert a Micro SD card into the slot for data storage.
AV in - BNC connector for connecting an analog camera. Use a 75 ohm coaxial video cable.
CAT5 Cable tester - for testing and detecting wiring types. See Network cable test, on page 12 for
instructions on testing wiring type.
Power Adapter - 12 V DC connector.
LED indicators
Power on indicator.
Flashes when the AXIS T8412 is under operation
The LED will stay lit while the AXIS T8412’s battery is charging.
The AXIS T8412 is powered by a rechargeable Li-ion battery pack that takes approximately 4 hours
to charge, and provides the AXIS T8412 with up to 3 hours run time.
To open the battery compartment cover, press it while sliding it
outward, as shown in the figure below.
When installing the battery, make sure that it is oriented correctly
as shown in the figure.
During the charging process, the charging indicator will be lit.
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Power up
To power up the AXIS T8412, first set the Power switch to the “ON” position.
Press the Start key and hold for 3 seconds.
The Power indicator lights. and a progress bar is displayed on the screen.
The Data Indicator blinks
The main menu will appear within 45 seconds.
Data indicator
Power switch
Power indicator
Start key
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Viewing images
With AXIS T8412 Installation Display you can connect to a camera either through Connect or
Device Search for viewing images, see Connect and Device Search, on page 11. The default view
from the camera is at a relatively low resolution. When zooming into the view (see Digital zoom
below) the camera's own default resolution is used instead, to provide greater detail.
Press the ESC key on the AXIS T8412 front panel at any time to exit the viewing screen.
Digital zoom, PT mode, and Flip view all cameras
Zoom - Tap ZOOM on the screen for digital zoom. This
will show the image at the camera's own default
resolution, to allow fine adjustment of the focus.
PT Mode - While digitally zoomed into the view from the
camera, the navigation keys can be used to move around
in the image. The letters PT (Pan/Tilt) indicate that this is
enabled. The arrows and digits at the bottom of the
screen indicate the current position.
Flip view - Press and hold the Up and Down navigation
keys to flip the view 180 degrees. Press again to flip back
DC-Iris cameras
If the camera has a DC-Iris, this can be disabled for focusing by holding down the L and R
navigation keys at the same time. Repeat to enable the DC Iris again.
Remote focus cameras
For cameras that support remote focus, this is controlled by the following:
Press and hold the L and R navigation keys to start the focus procedure. This also
automatically disables the DC-Iris. Press and release the L or R key for single small focus
• Press and hold the L or R key for continuous large focus steps.
• Press and hold the L and R keys again to re-enable the DC-Iris.
When digitally zoomed into the image, tap the ZF (Zoom/Focus) indicator/switch to switch to PT
(Pan/Tilt) mode.
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Cameras with optical zoom
For cameras that support optical zoom, this is controlled by the following:
Press and hold the Up or Down navigation key for continuous optical zoom, in or out.
Press and release the Up or Down navigation key for optical zoom in single steps, in or
When digitally zoomed into the image, tap the ZF (Zoom/Focus) indicator/switch to switch to PT
(Pan/Tilt) mode.
When connected to a mechanical PTZ camera, the PTZ functions can be controlled by the following:
Tap the direction arrows on the screen to pan and tilt the view.
Press and hold the Up or Down navigation key for continuous optical zoom, in or out.
Press and release the Up or Down navigation key for optical zoom in single steps, in or
Tap ZOOM on the screen for digital zoom, which will show the image at the camera's default
resolution. Since the camera has mechanical Pan/Tilt functionality, the digital PT mode is not
PTZ cameras
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Menus - Main menu
Main Menu.
Return, go to previous page.
Enter, opens a submenu or saves
PoE indicator
Battery status
Connect to an Axis network
View analog camera connected
to AV IN connector
CAT5 Network cable test
PoE On/Off
PoE Setup
Setup menu
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IP Camera
From one of AXIS T8412’s LAN ports, connect a network cable to the camera’s network port. From
the Main menu tap IP Camera and Connect. Waiting will appear on the LCD display. When the
camera is connected successfully, the image will display on the screen.
Device Search
Device search can be used to find all cameras in a
local network. or a single camera directly.
To connect to and find cameras on a local network,
connect a network cable to one of the LAN ports on
AXIS T8412. Tap the Device Search icon to show the
list of cameras found. Tap the IP address of the
target camera, and enter its Username and Password
if different from the default. Tap the Enter icon, the CONNECT button or the hardware Enter key.
The camera’s image will display in the screen.
It is also possible to list devices by MAC address or hostname. Tap the IP/MAC/NAME button to
switch views.
To change the time to wait until connecting to
devices, adjust the value for Connect after: to the
desired value. For a custom setting, set the dropdown to Custom and then enter the value in the
field at the bottom of the screen.
Press the ESC key on the AXIS T8412 front panel to
exit the viewing page.
With AXIS T8412 Installation Display you can connect to a camera either through Connect or
Device Search. If the IP address for the camera is not the default address expected, AXIS T8412 will
change its own IP address so as to enable the connection. This may take a few seconds to complete.
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Configure Root Password
This setting allows you to specify a password for the
user "root", which will be used to access all new or
factory defaulted cameras. If an individual camera
uses a different password, this should be directly
entered when accessing that camera instead.
Use the keyboard to tap in the Username and
Password and tap Set Password.
Video in
Test analog video by connecting the BNC cable from the camera's video output to the AXIS T8412
video input port. Tap the AV In icon in the Main Menu, and the video signal will be displayed on the
LCD screen. Press the ESC key to return to the menu.
To adjust the contrast in the image, go to Setup > Setup AV.
Network cable test
Follow these steps to test a network cable for its
type; straight or cross, and for errors; open, short
or miswire.
1. Connect one end of the network cable to the
supplied CAT5 Network terminator and the
other end to the CAT5 port.
2. Tap the CAT5 icon in the Main menu
3. The cable's wire map will be displayed on the
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Power over Ethernet
AXIS T8412 delivers PoE to Axis network video products with PoE support, either from the unit's
own battery, or from an extenal PoE source, via the bypass function. Tap this icon to turn on and off
the unit’s own Power over Ethernet.
To allow PoE out to start as soon the AXIS T8412
itself is powered up, select ON from the drop-down
list. To limit the amount of time that PoE will be
enabled when there is no camera connected, select
the number of seconds from the PoE autoshutdown after drop-down list.
PoE Setup
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Under SETUP are the menus for IP, AV, System, and Snapshot
Setup - IP
Setup - IP connection
These advanced settings are optional, and in most
cases you will not need to change them. The
settings that cannot be changed are intended for
future use. Leave other settings as they are, unless
specifically required.
1. Tap the Setup- IP connection icon. Enter the
information in each field using the stylus.
AXIS T8412 - The IP address can be set to DHCP or to a fixed address. DHCP is the default setting and should be used in most situations, even when there is no actual DHCP server available
via a network. The IP address is grayed out when set to DHCP. To set a fixed address, tap Set,
change the IP address and then tap the Enter icon.
Camera Profile - this allows you to select different camera profiles, for use in different situations. Select the profile from the list.
Camera IP - enter the network camera’s IP address.
Camera Type- AXIS Camera (default) or ONVIF-enabled camera.
User Name - enter the user name for the camera. By default Axis’ products use “root”
Password - enter the password for the camera. By default Axis’ products use “pass”. To reveal
the password being entered, tap Show.
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Management Port, Streaming Port, Streaming Format, and Streaming Protocol can be left at
their default settings, unless the camera has been set up with different settings.
2. To save a new camera profile, make changes to the settings, enter a new profile name and tap
the “+” key. To delete a camera profile, find it in the list and tap the “-” key.
Note: If AXIS T8412 detects a camera with an IP address on a different subnet it will
automatically change its own address so that a connection becomes possible.
Setup - IP camera
Load from Camera - Load the current camera
configuration, which can then be modified and
reloaded to the camera, using Set to Camera.
Setup - IP Script
This script tool can be used to set any of the CGI
commands supported by the camera. The unit is
supplied with a default set of commands already
loaded, but these can be replaced or added to as
It is also possible to create/edit a script on a PC and
then click the Import button to load it via a USB
stick (name the file script.txt).
An example of script.txt is shown below:
Color level ="axis-cgi/admin/param.cgi?action=update&ImageSource.I0.Sensor.ColorLevel=%d"
@INTEGER, "50"
Brightness = "axis-cgi/admin/param.cgi?action=update&ImageSource.I0.Sensor.Brightness=%d"
@INTEGER, "50"
Sharpness ="axis-cgi/admin/param.cgi?action=update&ImageSource.I0.Sensor.Sharpness=%d" @INTEGER,
Contrast ="axis-cgi/admin/param.cgi?action=update&ImageSource.I0.Sensor.Contrast=%d" @INTEGER,
RemoteService ="axis-cgi/admin/param.cgi?action=update&root.RemoteService.Enabled=%s"@STRING,
The first line [AXIS] is an example of how to group commands.
In the lines of the script, the name (e.g. “Color level”) is the text displayed in the first column. This
is followed by the command itself, which will accept either a fixed value, or a variable; as denoted
by %d (integer) or %s (string). If a variable is used, the desired value can be entered directly in the
second column. If a fixed value is set in the command (e.g. ...I0.Sensor.Sharpness=70), then
changing the value in the second column will have no effect.
These settings are advanced and not normally
required. To make particular settings for an
individual camera, tap the IP camera icon and
enter the network setting of a network camera.
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There are 4 different variables allowed:
@STRING: any letter or symbol
@INTEGER: any digit
@IP: 4 groups of digits separated by periods
@COMBOBOX: specify the values as “a;b;c”
Setup - AV
Tap the Setup - AV icon to open the Video Display setup page, from where you can adjust video
brightness, sharpness and contrast. Use the up or down keys on the AXIS T8412 front panel to move
among the items, or tap the icon on the right-side of the value indicator. To adjust the value, press
the left/right keys on the front panel or tap the slider in the page.
Tap the Enter icon to save the settings.
Tap this icon to switch between
brightness, sharpness and contrast
Snapshot Function
Snapshot key
In the IP Camera viewing mode, press the Snapshot key on the AXIS T8412 front panel to save the
current image
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Once the Snapshot key is pressed, the Snapshot
editing page will open. Choose a location to store
the snapshot by tapping on T8412, USB or SD.
1. Enter a file name and description.
2. Tap Enter/Save icon and return to the viewing
To manage snapshot files from the Main Menu tap
the SETUP icon > Setup-Snapshot. Here you can
preview, copy and delete images.
1. To view files, select the correct Display Path,
T8412, USB or SD.
2. Available snapshot files are listed under File List.
3. To view a snapshot, tap the file name in the list
and the image will appear in Image Preview.
• Copy - Tap the Copy icon, select the
location, and tap Save.
Copy Delete Select all
• Delete - Select the file to remove and tap
the Delete icon. Tap OK to complete the
• Select all - To select all files for copying or deleting tap the Select all icon.
System Setup
Tap the Setup-System icon to enter the AXIS T8412
System setup page. In this page, you can adjust the
brightness of the screen, implement firmware
upgrades and restore all settings of the AXIS T8412
to factory default.
Backlight Adjustment - Control the brightness of
the AXIS T8412 screen by moving the slider of the
Backlight value indicator. A higher value produces a
brighter image.
Firmware Upgrade - When you upgrade your AXIS
T8412 with the latest firmware from the Axis Web
site, your Installation Display receives the latest functionality available. Always read the upgrade
instructions and release notes available with each new release, before updating the firmware.
File management
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1. Save the firmware files (*.tgz, *.tgz.md5) to a USB device in a folder named
2. Tap the Upgrade button, to open the File Select dialog.
3. Tap the USB button and select the firmware upgrade file.
4. Tap the Enter icon.
Complete Update - Check this option if you would like a complete installation of every component
in the firmware. If this option is not checked, only the changes in the firmware will be upgraded.
Restore to Factory Defaults - Restore the AXIS T8412 system to factory default by tapping the
Default button,
Auto Shutdown - To save power, tap the drop-down list to choose the amount of idle time before
AXIS T8412 shuts down.
Alternative connection methods
External powerbank
Connect a camera to PoE out, connect a powerbank to PSE IN, set the Powerbank’s switch to the
ON position.
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Technical Specifications
AXIS T8412 Installation Display
Color LCD Field Display
3.5 inches
Image settings
IP Setting
• Static IP address
ABS plastic
128 MB RAM (16 MB available for snapshots)
• 12 V DC +/- 10%, 1 A
• CANON BP-915 (7.4 V 2000 mAh)
80% capacity after 300 charge cycles
Charge time 3.5 Hrs
Operation time 3 Hrs with PoE off, 2 Hrs with PoE
• BNC Video in
• RJ-45 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX PoE IEEE 802.3af
• CAT-5
• USB 2.0
• PoE
Operating conditions
0 – 50 °C (32 –122 °F)
Humidity 20 - 80% RH (non-condensing)
Local Storage
SD/SDHC memory card slot (card not included)
• USA/FCC Class A
• Europe/CE Class A
Dimensions (HxWxD)
170 x 99 x 38 mm
(6.7’’ x 3.9’’ x 1.5’’)
450 g (0.99 lb.)
Included accessories
• Soft carrying case with sunshield
• Protective rubber sleeve
• Built-in stylus
• Terminator block for CAT-5 Cable test
• CAT5 Network cable
• BNC cable
• Car charger 12 V DC
• Power supply
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User’s Guide
AXIS T8412
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June 2011
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