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IBM ThinkPad
UltraPort Camera II
User's Reference Guide
Note: Before using this information and the product it supports, be sure to read
the information under Appendix B, “Warranty statements” on page 2-2.
First Edition (January 2000)
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Contents
Part 1. About the UltraPort Camera II
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Appendix A. Help and service information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Online technical support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Telephone technical support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Appendix B. Warranty statements
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Part 2. Appendixes
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Appendix C. Notices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-11
Trademarks
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Electronic Emission Notices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-12
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Part 1. About the UltraPort Camera II
The UltraPort Camera II (hereafter called USB camera in this manual) is a digital
video camera, also known as a PC Camera or a Web Camera. The USB camera is fast
becoming a must-have communications tool.
The USB camera is “Plug & Play” compatible, which makes installation simple.
If you are using Microsoft Windows 98, Windows 2000, or Windows Millennium
Edition (Me), the USB camera is configured automatically when you connect it to your
ThinkPad computer. (See “Setting up the USB camera” on page 1-4 for details.)
With the Odyssey Multimedia Gallery application software supplied on the Camera
Software CD-ROM, you can spice up your communication with live video, video clips,
and photos. You can edit and enhance your photos, talk to your friends face-to-face
with a video conference call, record and send video clips to them, capture and edit
video clips, and set up a personal video security surveillance system.
The following figure identifies the hardware features of the camera.
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Required hardware
To use the USB camera, your ThinkPad computer must have the following:
Minimum processor: Intel Pentium 233 MMX or above
RAM: At least 64 MB
Disk space: At least 35 MB
Ports:
UltraPort on the top of the LCD panel, for direct connection of the
USB camera (IBM computers only)
– Or –
Universal Serial Bus (USB) port for the cable attachment unit
A CD-ROM drive or a DVD drive
One of the following operating systems:
Windows 98
Windows 2000
Windows Millennium Edition (Me)
A microphone and speakers are optional.
Version of Windows
To check which version of Windows you are using, do the following:
1. Click Start, Settings, and Control Panel.
2. Click System.
Read the numbers under System.
Windows 98
Windows 98 4.10.1998
Windows 98 Second Edition
Windows 98 Second Edition 4.10.2222 A
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Required software
The following programs for using the USB camera are provided on the Camera
Software CD-ROM that comes with it.
TWAIN camera driver:
The program that captures the images.
Odyssey Multimedia Gallery:
You can use this program to edit a captured image. It includes the
following:
Odyssey Multimedia Gallery Launcher for quick access to the five
subprograms in Odyssey
Odyssey Watchdog, a security application
Odyssey VideoPhone, a video conference application with a link to
the Odyssey V-Mail program
Odyssey V-Mail, a video e-mail application
Odyssey HiScale Photo, a photo album application that includes
basic image-editing functions
Odyssey Video Editor
Visionics Facelt
A face recognition application to help keep your personal desktop secure.
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Setting up the USB camera
The CD-ROM provided with the USB camera contains everything you will need to set
it up and use it:
Software programs:
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Odyssey Multimedia Gallery
IBM UltraPort II camera driver
Visionics Facelt
A setup wizard that makes the programs easy to install
A user's guide that provides the following:
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Procedures for setting up the USB camera
Procedures for operating the application software
Troubleshooting information
For instruction on getting access to the user's guide, see the next section.
To use the USB camera, do the following:
1
Install IBM UltraPort II camera driver and Odyssey Multimedia Gallery.
2
Adjust the LCD setting (if necessary).
3
Connect the USB camera to your ThinkPad computer.
If you are using ThinkPad X2x model, you need to attach the spacers before
connecting the USB camera to your computer. Do the following:
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Peel the tape off the left spacer and attach it to the bottom left of the camera.
Match the spacer to the slot of the camera firmly.
2
Attach the right spacer to the bottom right of the camera. Match the spacer to
the slots of the camera firmly.
Note: For how to connect the USB camera to your computer, refer to the online
information provided with your computer.
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How to open the software online user's guide
To see the User's Guide, you need to install Adobe Acrobat Reader.
1
Insert the Camera Software CD-ROM. If you already have Adobe Acrobat
Reader, go to step 3.
2
If you do not already have Adobe Acrobat Reader, install it as follows:
a) Click Start and Run...
b) Type x:\ACROBAT\cc
where x is the drive letter of the CD-ROM or DVD drive, and cc is the
language code—one of the following:
Brazilian Portuguese:
Chinese, Simplified:
Chinese, Traditional:
English:
French:
German:
Italian:
Japanese:
Spanish:
BP
CH
TC
US
FR
DE
IT
JP
SP
c) Double-click xxxxx.EXE, where xxxxx is the file name in the
directory—one of the following:
BR (Brazilian Portuguese):
CH (Chinese, Simplified):
TC (Chinese, Traditional):
DE (German):
FR (French):
IT (Italian):
JP (Japanese):
SP (Spanish):
US (English):
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BRAR405.exe
SCAR40.exe
TCAR405.exe
GRAR405.exe
FRAR405.exe
ITAR40.exe
JPAR405.exe
SPAR405.exe
USAR405.exe
d) Follow the instructions on the screen. You have finished installing Adobe
Acrobat Reader. Go to the next step to open the User's Guide.
3
Open Adobe Acrobat Reader by clicking its icon.
4
In the main window of Adobe Acrobat Reader, click File and Open.
5
Specify x:\MANUALS\cc
where x is the drive letter of the CD-ROM or DVD drive, and cc is the
language code—one of the following:
English:
French:
Italian:
Spanish:
German:
Brazilian Portuguese:
Japanese:
Chinese, Simplified:
Chinese, Traditional:
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US
FR
IT
SP
DE
BP
JP
CH
TC
Select User's Guide.PDF, and click Open.
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