Airlink101 AICN1747W Security Camera User Manual

SkyIPCam1747W
Wireless N Night Vision Pan/Tilt
Network Camera
Model # AICN1747W
User’s Manual
Ver. 1.0
CHAPTER 1 ................................................................................................................. 2
INTRODUCTION TO YOUR CAMERA ................................................................... 2
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
Checking the Package Contents ............................................................................................... 2
Getting to Know Your Camera .................................................................................................. 3
Features and Benefits ............................................................................................................... 5
System Requirement ................................................................................................................. 6
CHAPTER 2 ................................................................................................................. 7
HARDW ARE INSTALL ATION ................................................................................. 7
2.1 Installing the Wall Mount Kit ...................................................................................................... 7
2.2 Connecting the Camera to LAN/WLAN..................................................................................... 8
2.3 Applications of the Camera ....................................................................................................... 9
CHAPTER 3 ............................................................................................................... 10
SOFTW ARE INST ALL ATION ................................................................................ 10
3.1 Installing SkyIPCam Utility ...................................................................................................... 10
3.2 Using SkyIPCam Utility............................................................................................................ 12
3.3 Viewing Images........................................................................................................................ 16
CHAPTER 4 ............................................................................................................... 16
CONFIGURATION .................................................................................................... 19
4.1
4.2
4.3
4.4
4.5
4.6
4.7
4.8
4.9
4.10
Using the Web Configuration .................................................................................................. 19
Basic Setup.............................................................................................................................. 19
Network Settings ..................................................................................................................... 22
Pan/Tilt Settings ...................................................................................................................... 28
Setting up Video & Audio ........................................................................................................ 29
Event Server Configuration ..................................................................................................... 32
Motion Detect........................................................................................................................... 34
Event Configuration ................................................................................................................. 35
Tools ........................................................................................................................................ 39
Information............................................................................................................................... 40
CHAPTER 5 ............................................................................................................... 41
USING SKYIPCAM ULTRAVIEW .......................................................................... 41
5.1
5.2
5.3
5.4
5.5
5.6
5.7
5.8
5.9
Starting the Program ............................................................................................................... 41
Main Window and Item Feature .............................................................................................. 42
Accessing the Camera ............................................................................................................ 45
Recording / Playing Video ....................................................................................................... 50
Configuring the eMap View Setting......................................................................................... 54
Configuring the System ........................................................................................................... 59
Event Configuration ................................................................................................................. 60
Changing System Language ................................................................................................... 63
Terminating Operation............................................................................................................. 64
APPENDIX ................................................................................................................. 65
A.1 Specification ............................................................................................................................ 65
A.2 GPIO Terminal Application...................................................................................................... 67
A.3 Glossary of Terms ................................................................................................................... 68
TECHNICAL SUPPORT ............................................................................................... 73
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C HAPTER 1
I NTRODUCTION T O Y OUR C AMERA
1.1 Checking the Package Contents
Check the items contained in the package carefully. You should have the following:
One Wireless N Night Vision Pan/Tilt Network Camera
One 2dBi Antenna
One AC Power Adapter
One Wall Mount Kit
One GPIO Connector
One Ethernet Cable (RJ-45 type)
One Installation CD
One Quick Installation Guide
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1.2 Getting to Know Your Camera
Front View
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1.3 Features and Benefits
MJPEG Codec Supported
The camera provides you with excellent images by the MJPEG codec technology, allowing you to
adjust image size and quality, and bit rate according to the networking environment.
2-way Audio Capability
The built-in microphone of the camera provides on-the-spot audio via the Internet, allowing you to monitor
the on-site voice. In addition, you can connect an external speaker to the camera to talk to people at the
camera view.
Day & Night Surveillance Supported
The seven Infrared LEDs around the standard lens assembly enable the camera to capture crystal clear
images in dark environments or at night. When the Light Sensor detects the environmental light level as
being too low, the camera captures the images in black & white mode using these infrared LEDs.
Optimal Viewing
With the pan/tile functions, you can easily monitor everywhere via the camera by moving the camera lens
to the left/right (165/165 degrees) or up/down (90/15 degrees). In addition, you can assign up to eight
positions for the camera, enabling you to move the camera lens to the desired position quickly.
I/O Connectors Provided
The camera provides the I/O connectors on the rear panel (IN/OUT), which provide the physical interface
to send and receive digital signals to a variety of external alarm devices. You can connect a special
featured device, and then configure the settings and control the device from the GPIO Trigger window of
Web Configuration.
Remote Control Supported
By using a standard Web browser or the complimentary software SkyIPCam UltraView application, the
administrator can easily change the configuration of the camera via Intranet or Internet. In addition, the
camera can be upgraded remotely when a new firmware is available. The users are also allowed to
monitor the image and take snapshots via the network.
Multiple Platforms Supported
The camera supports multiple network protocols, including TCP/IP, SMTP e-mail, HTTP, and other Internet
related protocols. Therefore, you can use the camera in a mixed operating system environment, such as
Windows 7 and Windows XP.
Multiple Applications Supported
Through the remote access technology, you can use the cameras to monitor various objects and places for
your own purposes. For example, babies at home, patients in the hospital, offices and banks, and more.
The camera can capture both still images and video clips, so that you can keep the archives and restore
them at any time.
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1.4 System Requirement
Networking
- LAN: 10Base-T Ethernet or 100Base-TX Fast Ethernet.
- WLAN: IEEE 802.11b/g/n, data rate up to 150Mbps*
Accessing the Camera using Web Browser
- Supported Browsers*: Microsoft® Internet Explorer 6.0 or above; Apple Safari, Mozilla Firefox
with JAVA plug-in
­ CPU: Intel Pentium III 800MHz or above
­ RAM: 512MB
­ Resolution: 800x600 or above
Accessing the Camera using Software SkyIPCam UltraView
­ Platform: Microsoft® Windows® 7, Vista and XP
­ Hard Disk: 80GB or above
­ Resolution: 1024x768 or above
­ Suggested Hardware Requirement*
▪ 1~8 cameras connected: Intel Core 2 Duo; 2GB RAM
▪ 9~32 cameras connected: Intel Core 2 Quad; 4GB RAM
NOTE If you connect multiple cameras to monitor various places simultaneously, it is recommended that
you use a higher end computer. Viewing multiple cameras on a lower end computer can cause
performance issues.
* It is recommended to use Internet Explore to view/manage the camera, because Safari and Mozilla
Firefox may not support certain features, such as configuring motion detection or digital zoom, snapshot.
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C HAPTER 2
H ARDWARE I NSTALLATION
2.1 Installing the Wall Mount Kit
The camera comes with a Wall Mount Kit, which allows you to place your camera anywhere by mounting
the camera through the three screw holes located in the base of the Wall Mount Kit.
Screw
Wall Mount Kit
Screw
Screw
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2.2 Connecting the Camera to LAN/WLAN
Use the provided Ethernet cable to
connect the camera to your local
area network (LAN).
When you connect the AC power
adapter, the camera is powered on
automatically. You can verify the
power status from the Power LED
on the front panel of the camera.
Once connected, the Link LED
starts flashing green light and the
camera is on standby and ready
for use now.
Connecting the Ethernet Cable
If you use a wireless network in
your application environment, you
need to attach the included
external antenna to the camera.
When the camera is powered on,
the camera will automatically
search any access point with
“airlink101” SSID.
Connecting the External Antenna
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2.3 Applications of the Camera
The camera can be applied in multiple applications, including:
Monitor local and remote places and objects via Internet or Intranet.
Capture still images and video clips remotely.
Upload images or send email messages with the still images attached.
The following diagram explains some of the typical applications for your camera and provides a basic
example for installing the camera.
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C HAPTER 3
S OFTWARE I NSTALLATION
3.1 Installing SkyIPCam UltraView
Step 1 Insert the provided CD into your computer’s CD ROM drive.
Step 2 Click on Install Utility and Software.
Note: If you do not see the autorun menu pops up on the screen, please go to your CD-ROM drive >
UltraView folder > run “Setup.exe”.
Windows 7 and Vista users: Please make sure your give permission to run the setup program.
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Step 3 Click Install to install the utility.
Step 4 Click Finish when installation finishes.
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3.2 Configuring the Camera
Step 1 Open SkyIPCam Utility by double clicking on its icon on your desktop.
Step 2 Click on Search to find the camera on your network. Select the Camera you wish to configure and
click on Link.
Note If the Camera you wish to configure does not show up in the utility, make sure the camera is
properly connected to the same local network as your computer is, and the Green LED should be on.
Click on Search to try again.
Step 3 When you are prompted for the username and password, enter “admin” for both Username and
Password, and click OK.
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Step 4 The camera viewing window will appear. Click on Setup, then click on Smart Wizard.
1
2
Step 5 You may change the default Camera Name and enter a name for the Location if you like. Then
enter “admin” for both Admin Password and Confirm Password. Click Next.
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Step 6 You can specify a static IP address to this camera by selecting Static IP, and enter IP, Subnet
Mask, Default Gateway, Primary/Secondary DNS addresses here.
If you are not sure how to configure Static IP Setting, please select DHCP. Click Next.
Note Be sure to enter Primary/Secondary DNS addresses assigned by your ISP if you set up Static
IP for the camera so that the Email alert / FTP uploading can function properly.
Step 7 If you would like to set up email alerts that you can receive in the future, enter your email
information here. You can get this information from your Email Service Provider. You can set this up at a
later time. Click Next.
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Step 8 Enter the Network ID (SSID) of your wireless network, or click on Site Survey and select from the
list. Select the Authentication and Encryption, and enter the security Key of your wireless network. This
information is stored in your wireless AP/router. Click Next.
Note You may contact the manufacturer of your wireless router/AP’s to find out its SSID and wireless
security settings.
Step 9 Confirm your settings at this page. If everything is correct, click Apply to save the settings, then
the camera will restart in 50 seconds.
Step 10 After the camera is restarted, unplug the network cable from it. It will take around 1 or 2 minutes
for the camera connecting to your wireless router/AP.
To make sure the wireless connection is successfully established, open the SkyIPCam Utility and click
on Search. If the camera shows up in the list, it is connected to your wireless network successfully. If not,
please verify the SSID and the wireless security settings you configured at Step 8 are correct.
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3.3 Viewing Images
Method A > Access Camera from SkyIPCam Utility
Step 1A Open Airlink101 SkyIPCam Utility, select the camera you wish to connect to and click on Link
button. Go to Step 3.
Method B > Access Camera from Web Browser
Step 1B If you assigned a static IP address for your camera (at Step 6, Chapter 3.2), you may open the
Web Browser on your computer.
Step 2B Type the IP address of your camera in the Address bar, and press Enter.
Step 3 Enter administrator’s username and password of the camera, then click OK. The default
username and password are both “admin” if you did not make any change to it at Step 5, Chapter 3.2.
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Step 4 Internet Explorer User: If this is the first time for your computer to view image from the web
configuration page, you will be prompted to install the ActiveX Control. Click on the bar on top of the
screen and click on Run Add-on or Install ActiveX Control (depends on different IE versions).
Step 5 Click on Run, then you will be able to view the image.
Note If you are using Mozilla Firefox or Safari and you are not able to view any image, please make sure
you have Java and Quick Time add-ons installed.
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Step 6 To get a clear view of images, you can simply rotate the camera’s lens clockwise or counterclockwise to adjust the focus.
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C HAPTER 4
C ONFIGURATION
4.1 Using the Web Configuration
You can access and manage the camera through the Web browser and the provided software application
SkyIPCam UltraView. This chapter describes the Web Configuration, and guides you through the
configuration of the camera by using the web browser.
To configure the camera, click Setup on the main page of Web Configuration. The Web Configuration will
start from the Basic page.
4.2 Basic Setup
Basic >> System
The Basic menu contains three sub-menus that provide the system settings for the camera, such as the
Camera Name, Location, Date & Time, and User management.
Basic
- Camera Name: Enter a descriptive name for the camera.
- Location: Enter a descriptive name for the location used by the camera.
Indication LED
This item allows you to set the LED illumination as desired. There are two options: Normal and OFF.
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Basic >> Date & Time
Date & Time
- TimeZone: Select the proper time zone for the region from the pull-down menu.
- Synchronize with PC: Select this option and the date & time settings of the camera will be
synchronized with the connected computer.
- Synchronize with NTP Server: Select this option and the time will be synchronized with the NTP
Server. You need to select the proper IP address of the server and the update interval from the pulldown menu in the following two boxes.
- Manual: Select this option to set the date and time manually.
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Basic >> User
Administrator
You can use this option to change administrator’s password for your camera.
General User
- User Name: Enter the user’s name you want to add to use the camera.
- Password: Enter the password for the new user.
When you are finished, click Add/Modify to add the new user to the camera. To modify the user’s
information, select the one you want to modify from UserList and click Add/Modify.
- UserList: Display the existing users of the camera. To delete a user, select the one you want to
delete and click Delete.
Guest
- User Name: Enter the guest’s name you want to add to use the camera.
- Password: Enter the password for the new guest.
- UserList: Display the existing guests of the camera. To delete a user, select the one you want to
delete and click Delete.
NOTE A “General User” can access the camera and control the Function buttons of the camera’s Web
Configuration; a “Guest’ can only view the live view image from the main page of the Web
Configuration while accessing the camera. Only the “Administrator” is allowed to configure the
camera through the Web Configuration.
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4.3 Network Settings
The Network menu contains three sub-menus that provide the network settings for the camera, such as
the IP Setting, DDNS Setting, IP Filter, and Wireless Network.
Network >> Network
IP Setting
This item allows you to select the IP address mode and set up the related configuration.
- DHCP: Select this option when your network uses the DHCP server. When the camera starts up, it
will be assigned an IP address from the DHCP server automatically. It is recommended that you
NOT use DCHP. You should instead use Static IP mode to set a static IP so that the IP address
will never change and you will always know what it is.
- Static IP: Select this option to assign the IP address for the camera directly. You can use
SkyIPCam Utility to obtain the related setting values.
IP
Enter the IP address of the camera. The
default setting is 192.168.2.240.
Subnet Mask
Enter the Subnet Mask of the camera. The
default setting is 255.255.255.0.
Default Gateway
Enter the Default Gateway of the camera.
The default setting is 192.168.2.1.
Primary/
DNS (Domain Name System) translates
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Secondary DNS
domain names into IP addresses. Enter the
Primary DNS and Secondary DNS that are
provided by ISP. It is usually recommended
that you input the Default Gateway of your
network, which is the IP address of your
router. Check with your router manufacturer
for that information. THIS IS MANDATORY
IF YOU WANT TO USE THE FTP OR
EMAIL OPTIONS
- PPPoE: Select this option when you use a direct connection via the ADSL modem. You should
have a PPPoE account from your Internet service provider. Enter the User Name and Password.
The camera will get an IP address from the ISP as starting up. If you are using a router, you will
NOT use this option.
NOTE Once the camera gets an IP address from the ISP as starting up, it automatically sends a
notification email to you. Therefore, when you select PPPoE as your connecting type, you have to
set up the email or DDNS configuration in advance.
DDNS Setting
With the Dynamic DNS feature, you can assign a fixed host and domain name to a dynamic Internet
IP address. Select the Enable option to enable this feature. Then, select the Provider from the pulldown list and enter the required information in the Host Name, User Name, and Password boxes.
Please note that you have to sign up for DDNS service with the service provider first. DDNS function
on the camera is ONLY used if you are NOT using a NAT router and your camera has a public IP
address. If you ARE using the camera with a NAT router, the camera’s DDNS function will not work,
and you will need to use the DDNS function in your router.
UPnP
The camera supports UPnP (Universal Plug and Play), which is a set of computer network protocols
that enable the device-to-device interoperability. In addition, it supports port auto mapping function so
that you can access the camera if it is behind a NAT router or firewall. Select the Enable option to
enable this feature.
Ports Number
- HTTP Port: The default HTTP port is 80. Some ISP’s have port 80 blocked. If you are having
problems, you can change it to some other port. The suggested port to be used is anything
between 1024 to 65535
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Network >> IP Filter
The IP Filter setting allows the administrator of the camera to limit the users within a certain range of IP
addresses to access the camera.
Start/End IP Address
Assign a range of IP addresses that are not allowed to access the camera by entering the Start IP
address and End IP address. When you are finished, click Add to save the range setting. You can
repeat the action to assign multiple ranges for the camera.
For example, when you enter 192.168.0.50 in Start IP Address and 192.168.0.80 in End IP Address,
the users whose IP address located within 192.168.0.50 ~ 192.168.0.80 will not be allowed to access
the camera.
Deny IP List
The list displays the range setting(s) of IP addresses that are not allowed to access the camera. To
clear the setting, select a range of IP addresses from the list and click Delete.
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Network >> Wireless Setting
The camera supports WLAN while you use the wireless network. Select the Enable option to enable this
feature.
The camera supports Wireless feature that can connect to your wireless network. Select the Enable
option to enable this feature.
Network ID (SSID): Keep the default setting of this option to connect the camera to any access point
under the infrastructure network mode. To connect the camera to a specified access point, set a
SSID for the camera to correspond with the access point’s ESSID. To connect the camera to an AdHoc wireless workgroup, set the same wireless channel and SSID to match with the computer’s
configuration.
Click Site Survey to display the available wireless networks, so that you can easily connect to one of
the listed wireless networks.
Wireless Mode: Select the type of wireless communication for the camera: Infrastructure or AdHoc.
Channel: Select the appropriate channel from the list.
Authentication: Select the authentication method to secure the camera from being used by
unauthorized user: Open, Shared-key, WPA-PSK, and WPA2-PSK. The following table explains the
four options:
Open
The default setting of Authentication mode,
which communicates the key across the network.
Shared-key
Allow communication only with other devices
with identical WEP settings.
WPA-PSK/
WPA2-PSK
WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK is specially designed for
the users who do not have access to network
authentication servers. The user has to manually
enter the starting password in their access point
or gateway, as well as in each PC on the
wireless network.
If you select Open or Shared-key as the Authentication mode, you need to complete the following
settings:
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- Encryption: Select the WEP option to enable the data encryption feature to secure the camera
within the wireless network.
- Format: Once you enable the Encryption feature, you need to determine the encryption format by
selecting ASCII or HEX. ASCII format causes each character you type to be interpreted as an
eight-bit value. Hex format causes each pair of characters you type to be interpreted as an eightbit value in hexadecimal (base 16) notation.
- Key Length: Select the WEP key length you use: 64 bits or 128 bits.
- WEP Key 1/2/3/4: Enter the WEP key(s) in the following boxes. This must match the WEP key
value configured for your wireless router/AP.
If you select WPA-PSK or WPA2-PSK as the Authentication mode, you need to complete the
following settings:
- Encryption: Select TKIP or AES. TKIP (Temporal Key Integrity Protocol) changes the temporal
key every 10,000 packets to insure much greater security than the standard WEP security. AES
(Advanced Encryption Standard) is used to ensure the highest degree of security and authenticity
for digital information. This must match the encryption type configured for your wireless router/AP.
- Pre-Shared Key: Enter your wireless network key into the box, and this must match the Preshared key value configured for your wireless router/AP.
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Network >> Wireless >> WPS Setting
The camera supports WPS (WiFi Protected Setup™) feature that allows your camera to connect to the
wireless network easily and safely without manually configuring the wireless security settings. Please
note that Your AP/Router must support WPS feature as well. If you are not sure, please refer to the
manufacturer’s manual of your AP/Router.
Select either PIN or PBC mode to start the WPS session:
Select PIN Mode:
Step 1
Enter the SSID of the AP/Router you wish to connect to, or click Site Survey and select
from the listed wireless networks.
Step 2
Go to the WPS section of your AP/Router’s web configuration page, then enter the PIN
Code generated by the camera (in this case, “00639392”) into the corresponding field.
Please check your AP/Router’s manufacturer’s manual for more details.
Select PBC Mode (Recommended):
Step 1
Step 2
Click on the Connect button on this page or push the WPS button on the backside of the
camera.
Push the WPS hardware button on your AP/Router or the WPS software button in the
web configuration page of your AP/Router.
Within 2 minutes, the camera will be wirelessly associated with your AP/Router.
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4.4 Pan/Tilt Settings
The Pan/Tilt menu allows you to configure the pan/tilt functions of the camera.
Pan & Tilt >> Pan & Tilt Settings
- Pan/Tilt Calibration: Click Calibration to calibrate the position of the camera lens.
- Pan Steps: Set the changing range (1~20 degrees) when you click the Left/Right button.
- Tilt Steps: Set the changing range (1~20 degrees) when you click the Up/Down button.
- Auto Patrol Stay Time: Set the stay time (1~999 seconds) of each preset positions when the
camera is patrolling.
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4.5 Setting up Video & Audio
The Video & Audio menu contains three sub-menus that provide the video and audio settings for the
camera.
Video & Audio >> Camera
Image Setting
- Brightness: Adjust the brightness level from 0 ~ 100.
- Contrast: Adjust the contrast level from 0 ~ 100.
- Saturation: Adjust the colors level from 0 ~ 100.
Click Default to restore the default settings of the three options above.
- Mirror: Select the Horizontal option to mirror the image horizontally. Select the Vertical option to
mirror the image vertically.
- Light Frequency: Select the proper frequency according to the camera’s location: 50Hz, 60Hz, or
Outdoor.
Overlay Setting
- Includes Date & Time: Select this option to display the date & time stamp on the live view image.
- Enable Opaque: Select this option to set a black background to the displayed date & time stamp.
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Video & Audio >> Video
MJPEG
- Video Resolution: Select the desired video resolution from the three formats: VGA, QVGA and
QQVGA. The higher setting (VGA) obtains better video quality while it uses more resource within
your network.
- Video Quality: Select the desired image quality from five levels: Lowest, Low, Medium, High, and
Highest.
- Frame Rate: Select Auto or a proper setting depending on your network status.
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Video & Audio >> Audio
Camera Microphone In
Select the Enable option to enable the camera’s audio function, so that you can receive the on-site
sound and voice from the camera.
Camera Speaker Out
Select the Enable option to enable the camera’s external speaker function, so that the connected
speaker can play the sound and voice through the camera.
- Volume: Set the speaker’s volume.
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4.6 Event Server Configuration
The Event Server menu contains two sub-menus that allow you to upload images to FTP, and send
emails that include still images.
When you complete the required settings for FTP, or Email, click Test to find out if the related
configuration is correct or not. Once the camera connects to the server successfully, click Apply.
Event Server Setting>> FTP
FTP
- Host Address: Enter the IP address or domain name of the target FTP server. If you enter the
domain name, you MUST configure DNS settings in Network / IP Setting first.
- Port Number: Enter the port number used for the FTP server.
- User Name: Enter the user name to login into the FTP server.
- Password: Enter the password to login into the FTP server.
- Directory Path: Enter the destination folder for uploading the images. For example, /Test/.
- Passive Mode: Select the Enable option to enable passive mode. If you are having trouble, you
can enable/disable this mode.
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Event Server Setting >> Email
Email
- SMTP Server Address: Enter the mail server address. For example, mymail.com.
- Sender Email Address: Enter the email address of the user who will send the email. For example,
John@mymail.com.
- Sender User Name: Enter the user name to login the mail server.
- Sender Password: Enter the password to login the mail server.
- Receiver #1 Email Address: Enter the first email address of the user who will receive the email.
- Receiver #2 Email Address: Enter the second email address of the user who will receive the email.
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4.7 Motion Detect
*This function can only be configured in Windows Internet Explorer.
The Motion Detect menu contains the command and option that allow you to enable and set up the
motion detection feature of the camera. The camera provides two detecting areas.
To enable the detecting area, select Window 1 or 2 from the pull-down list, and then check Enable.
When the detecting area is enabled, you can use the mouse to move the detecting area and change the
area coverage.
- Name: Assign a name to the detecting area.
- Threshold: Move the slide bar to adjust the level for detecting motion. Make sure the threshold (the
horizontal line) is low (sensitive) enough to come across the waves (appear when motion detected),
so that the events (i.e, emailing snapshot, FTP uploading) you set up in Event Config will be
triggered.
NOTE Sliding the Threshold bar to the right will decrease the sensitivity of motion detection; sliding the
Threshold bar to the left will increase the sensitivity of motion detection.
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4.8 Event Configuration
The Event Config menu contains five sub-menus that provide the commands to configure event profiles.
Event Configuration >> General Setting
- Snapshot/Recording Subfolder: You can assign a descriptive name for the subfolder to save the
captured image/video files. Otherwise, leave this option blank to use the default setting.
- GPIO Trigger Out Retention Time Per Event: Limit the retention time of the GPIO Trigger Out
function.
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Event Configuration >> Arrange Schedule Profile
This sub-menu displays the scheduled profile(s). To customize the profile, click Add and then enter a
descriptive name for the profile in the prompt dialog window. After entering the profile name, click OK and
the profile is added to the Schedule Profiles list. To delete the profile, select the profile in the list and click
Delete.
- Profile Name: Display the profile name that you select in the Schedule Profiles list.
- Days: Select the day(s) that you want to separately assign in the schedule profile. The day that has
been assigned will be displayed with green color.
- Time List: Display the time period that you have assigned within the selected weekday. To assign
the same time period to every day, click Add this to all week days; click Delete this from all
week days to remove the selected time period from every day. Click Delete to remove the selected
time period.
- Start/End Time: Enter the start and end time and then click Add to assign a time period within in
the selected day.
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Event Configuration >> Motion Detection Trigger
Select the Enable option to enable the motion detection trigger function of the camera, so that you can
set Trigger Out function or send captured images within the detecting area to the FTP server or email
receiver. You have to configure corresponding settings, such as FTP server and email server, to enable
this feature.
- Schedule Profile: Select a schedule profile from the pull-down list.
- Action: Set the Trigger Out function or select the destination of the captured images: Send Email,
or FTP Upload.
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Event Configuration >> Schedule Trigger
You can separately configure the schedule for trigger function of the camera by Email, or FTP. Select the
Enable option on each item, and then select a Schedule Profile from the pull-down list and set the
Interval time.
Event Configuration >> GPIO Trigger
Select the Enable option to enable the GPIO trigger function of the camera, so that you can set Trigger
Out function or send captured images within the detecting area to the FTP server or email receiver. You
have to configure corresponding settings, such as FTP server and email server, to enable this feature.
- Schedule Profile: Select a schedule profile from the pull-down list.
- Action: Set the Trigger Out function or select the destination of the captured images: Send Email,
or FTP Upload.
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4.9 Tools
The Tools menu provides the commands that allow you to restart or reset the camera. You can also
backup and restore your configuration, and upgrade the firmware for the camera.
Factory Reset
Click Reset to restore all factory default settings for the camera.
System Reboot
Click Reboot to restart the camera just like turning the device off and on. The camera configuration
will be retained after rebooting.
Configuration
You can save your camera configuration as a backup file on your computer. Whenever you want to
resume the original settings, you can restore them by retrieving the backup file.
- Backup: Click Get the backup file to save the current configuration of the camera.
- Restore: Click Browse to locate the backup file and then click Restore.
Update Firmware
This item displays the current firmware version. You can upgrade the firmware for your camera once
you obtained a latest version of firmware.
- Select the firmware: Click Browse to locate the backup file and then click Update.
NOTE Make sure to keep the camera connected to the power source during the process of upgrading
firmware. Otherwise, the camera might be damaged because of failure of upgrading firmware.
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4.10 Information
The Information menu displays the current configuration and events log of the camera.
Device Info
Display the Basic, Video & Audio, and Network settings of the camera.
System Log
The Logs table displays the events log recorded by the system.
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C HAPTER 5
U SING S KY IPC AM U LTRAV IEW
5.1 Starting the Program
To start UltraView Pro, click Start (All) Programs Airlink101 SkyIPCam UltraView SkyIPCam
UltraView. Alternately, you can start the program by simply double-clicking the program icon on the
desktop of your computer.
On the login window, enter the User name/Password and click OK to login. If this is the first time you
start the program and login, use the default user name / password: admin / admin.
NOTE For security purpose, you are highly recommended to change the default user name and
password after login. For more information, see the Configuring the System > User Management
section.
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5.2 Main Window and Item Feature
When you start and login to UltraView, the Main window will display as below:
The Main window provides you with the information on operating the system, as well as the control panel
such as the Quick Launch buttons, and so on.
NOTE UltraView Pro requires the resolution setting up to 1024 x 768. For best view of the application,
you are recommended to configure the resolution setting to 1024 x 768 or higher; otherwise, it
cannot be displayed on the screen when launching the program.
Live View Window displays the live video of the connected camera(s).
Quick Launch Buttons are located below the Live View Window, providing you with the following
quick-launch functions:
Button
Function
Click to select Logout or Close UltraView Pro.
Click to select Restore Recording Type, All
Continuous Recording, or Stop All Recording.
Click and then select to display the View Setting
window, switch to the eMap View window, or check the
Camera Status.
Click to display the Playback window.
Click to display the Schedule Configuration window.
Click to configure the event settings: Event Server,
Address Book, and Event Trigger.
Click to configure Device Setting and Recording
Setting.
Click to set the Account, Language, and System
Setting; or view the Version or the program.
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Camera View Mode buttons in this area allow you to switch the camera view mode.
Button
Function
Display the connected camera(s) in single camera view
mode.
Display the connected camera(s) in quad view mode.
Display the connected camera(s) in 3 x 3 grid view
mode.
Display the connected camera(s) in 13-camera view
mode using a split window. The first camera is displayed
as the major view.
Display the connected camera(s) in 17-camera view
mode using a split window. The first camera is displayed
as the major view.
Display the connected camera(s) in N x N grid view
mode, supporting up to 36 views (up to 32 cameras).
Display the live view of the selected camera in full
screen mode.
Automatically switch the live view of each connected
cameras in single camera view mode by 30 seconds*.
Click once to start and click again to stop.
* The auto-switch time is set as 30 seconds by default,
which can be changed by clicking the
System
Setting and then change the value from the pull-down
list of the Auto Switch time interval option.
System Information displays the system information, including the date and time, and the available
storage space of the system.
Live View Status provides the status of live view mode, including Camera List and eMap.
Camera List displays the status of the connected cameras. If multiple cameras are connected,
you can switch to the live view of each camera by simply selecting the camera from the list.
eMap allows you to select the desired camera to the view from the map easily. Please note that
you have to set up the eMap for monitoring in advance.
Camera Control Buttons provides the control buttons that allow you to control the selected camera.
Button
Function
Talk On/Off. Click to enable/disable the speaker
function of the connected camera. This option is
available only in single camera view mode.
Listen On/Off. Click to enable/disable the microphone
function of the connected camera. This option is
available only in single camera view mode.
If the connected camera features pan/tilt functions, you
can use this control panel to set the preset positions (up
to 8 positions). Once configured, you can move the
camera lens to the desired position quickly.
To set the preset positions, adjust the camera lens to the
desired position using the Navigation buttons, and then
select the position number (1~8) from the Set button.
To move to the preset position, simply select the position
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number (1~8) from the Go button.
Navigation Buttons (Left/Right/Up/Down/Home). If the
connected camera features pan/tilt functions, the
Navigation buttons allow you to move the camera lens
position. Clicking the Home (center) button will move the
camera lens to the assigned home position.
/
The Patrol/Stop buttons are used to enable/disable the
swinging function of the camera. Click Patrol to start
patrolling through the preset positions once. Click Stop
to stop patrolling.
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5.3 Accessing the Camera
Before you can access the camera, you have to add the camera to the system.
Adding a Camera
1. Click the
button and select Device Setting to display the Device Setting window.
2. Click New.
3. Click Device Search to search the camera(s) within your network.
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4. When search is finished, select the camera and click Add.
5. The information of the camera will be displayed on the window. When completed, click Preview and
then click Save to return to the Device Setting window. The added camera will be displayed in the
Device List.
Option
Description
Model
Display the model name of the camera.
Camera
Title
You have to assign a descriptive name for the
camera.
IP
Address
Display the IP address of the camera.
Port
Display the port path of the camera.
Account
Display the user name for accessing the camera.
Password
The password for accessing the camera will not be
displayed.
Stream
Select the stream type as MPEG4, MJPEG, or H.264.
(H.264 is not supported by this model)
Record
Select Yes or No to set up recording function of the
camera.
Preview
This window allows you to preview the image of the
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Window
TIP
camera. Click Preview to view the image; click
Disconnect to stop previewing.
You cannot set the motion detection area while adding the new camera. To set the motion
detection area of the camera, select the desired camera and click the Modify button on the
Device Setting window. See the following section for more information.
6. Close the Device Setting window and return to the Main window. The image of the camera will be
displayed.
Close
TIP
When you add the camera and return to the Main window, the camera image will be displayed in
full-screen mode by default. Press the ESC key on the PC keyboard to resume the Main window.
NOTE Divx/Xvid codec is required for viewing the image of camera. If the image cannot be displayed in
the Live View/Preview window normally, click the following path to download and install the
required component: http://download.divx.com/divx/DivXInstaller.exe
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Editing / Deleting a Camera
Since you have added camera(s) to the system, you can select one to edit or remove.
1. On the Device Setting window, the connected camera(s) will be displayed in the Device List.
2. To delete the camera: select the desired one and then click Remove. When prompted, click Yes
and then select OK to confirm deletion.
To change the configuration of the camera: select the desired one and then click Modify. The
Modify Camera window will appear that allows you to change the configuration of the camera. When
completed, click Save and then select OK to return to the Device Setting window.
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Viewing Image of the Camera
Since you have added camera(s) to the system, the image of the selected camera(s) will be displayed on
the Live View Window automatically. You can view a maximum of 32 cameras simultaneously.
Additionally, you can select one-camera or other view mode to display the video from the Camera View
Mode buttons.
), and the Live View
For example, if you use only one camera, select single camera view mode (
Window will display the view as below. You can select the other modes according to your need.
The Information icon (
) on the top-right corner of the window provides you with the options to
connect/disconnect the camera, select a camera to be displayed in the window, capture a still image of
the camera live video, or switch to eMap mode. Click the Information icon to pop up the shortcut menu
and select the desired option.
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5.4 Recording / Playing Video
Enabling / Disabling Recording
Press Preview to activate the settings. While you are adding/editing the camera, you can enable the
recording function for the camera by selecting the Record option. Click Save after you finish setting.
Alternately, you can set all cameras to start/stop recording when you connect multiple cameras. Click the
button and select All Continuous Recording to set all cameras to start recording, or select Stop All
Recording to set all cameras to stop recording.
Since you have enabled the recording function of the camera, it will automatically start recording and
save the video clips. The recording time of each file is set to 60 seconds by default.
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Configuring the Recording Settings
The default directory for saving the recorded video files is “C:\”. You can change the target folder for
saving the files in the Record Setting option.
1. Click the
button and then select Record Setting.
2. To assign the target folder for saving the recorded files, click the Browse button next to the
Recording Path option, and then select the desired directory. When completed, click Save.
To change the time of recording, select the desired time setting from the Record File pull-down menu.
NOTE The system will automatically delete the oldest files (10%) when the size of recorded files is up to
90% of the storage space.
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Setting up Schedule for Recording
The system features the schedule recording so that you can set up the schedule to record as you need.
button to display the Schedule Configuration window, which allows you to configure the
Click the
recording schedule.
1. Click New, and then enter the Schedule Title.
2. Select the checkboxes below the Schedule Title to set the time to record video. One checkbox stands
for 30 minutes of recording time. You can choose to assign the single checkbox repeatedly by using
Click, or assign a period of time by using Slide. Alternately, you can quickly select/cancel the
checkboxes by clicking Select All or Delete All.
3. When completed, click Save. The schedule profile will be added to the Schedule List.
4. To edit the schedule, select the desired schedule profile from the list, and then change the settings by
using the Modify or Remove button.
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Playback the Recording Files
NOTE Divx/Xvid codec is required for the system to play the video files. If the video clips cannot be
displayed in the Playback window normally, click the following path to download and install the
required component: http://download.divx.com/divx/DivXInstaller.exe
1. Click the
button to display the Playback window.
2. On the Playback window, set the conditions for search, such as selecting the camera and setting the
begin/end date and time. When the search condition has been set, click Search.
The search result will be displayed in the Record File list.
3. To playback the video clip, select the desired file and click Play.
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5.5 Configuring the eMap View Setting
Click the
button and select View Setting to configure the camera view setting of eMap mode.
eMap refers to the geography and device scope of the UltraView Pro, which visually presents the devices
in your security system. It uses a background of the area (e.g. a picture or a map) as the interface for
monitoring.
1. On the View Setting window, click New.
2. Enter the eMap Name.
3. Click Browse to select a Picture File from your computer. The selected picture will be displayed in
the Preview window.
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Click Save after you complete the settings.
4. On the following window, you can assign the camera position in the eMap.
Click the Camera Location button to display the Edit window. Select the camera from the Camera
List, and then click the mouse on the desired position of the map. The camera icon will be displayed
on selected position of the map.
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5. When completed, click Save. Click Back to go back to the Main window.
6. To view from eMap:
a. Click the
button and select eMap View.
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b. Select the map from the eMap Name list.
c. Click the camera icon, the camera window will then pop up to display the image on the spot.
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Editing / Deleting the eMap
1. Click the
button and select View Setting.
2. To edit the eMap: In the eMap List, select the desired map and click Modify.
The map’s information will be displayed, where you can change the map’s information and then click
Save when completed.
3. To delete the eMap: In the eMap List, select the desired one and click Remove.
The selected map will be removed from the list.
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5.6 Configuring the System
User Management
Click the
software.
button and select Account to change the administrator password for the UltraView
Enter the Current password, and then enter the new password twice (in the Type new password and
Retype password boxes). When completed, click Save.
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5.7 Event Configuration
Configuring Event Trigger
Click the
button and select Event Trigger to configure the trigger out function of the camera.
1. On the Event Trigger window, select the desired camera from the Camera List.
2. Do one of the following:
SMTP: Select this option and enter the Subject and Message, the system will send an email
message to the selected user(s) in the Address Book List.
Play Sound: Select this option select a sound file from the computer, so that the system will
alarm by the sound while triggering out.
eMap Popup: Select this option and select the eMap profile from the pull-down menu. The
camera view of the eMap will be displayed while triggering out.
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Setting up Event Server
Click the
button and select Event Server to configure the SMTP server, so that you can send emails
that include still images as notification.
Select the Enable SMTP option to start the email service of the system. When you enable the service,
you have to complete the following settings.
SMTP Server Address: Enter the mail server address.
For example, mymail.com.
Sender Email Address: Enter the email address of the user who will send the email. For example,
John@mymail.com.
Authentication Mode: Select None or SMTP according to the mail server configuration.
Sender User Name: Enter the user name to login the mail server.
Sender Password: Enter the password to login the mail server.
Port Number: Enter the port number used for the email server.
SSL: If the mail server requires an encrypted connection, you should check the SSL option.
When completed, click Save and then select OK. The system will automatically start the Event Service.
TIP
The status of Event Service is indicated by the
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icon in the system bar.
Sending Email Notification
button and select Address Book to assign the user to the Address Book of the camera.
Click the
The user will receive a real-time notification from the system while triggering out.
1. On the Address Book window, click New.
2. In the Address Book Information field, enter the Name and Email of receiver.
3. When completed, click Save. The receiver will be displayed in the Address Book List.
4. To edit receiver: In the Address Book List, select the desired receiver and click Modify. The
receiver’s information will be displayed, where you can change the receiver’s information and then
click Save when completed.
5. To delete receiver: In the Address Book List, select the desired receiver and click Remove. The
selected user will be removed from the list.
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5.8 Changing System Language
Click the
button and select language to change the displayed system language.
On the Language screen, select the preferred language (English, Traditional Chinese, or Simplified
Chinese) and click Save.
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5.9 Terminating Operation
When you have finished operating, click the
Close to exit the program.
button and select Logout to logout the system or
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A PPENDIX
A.1 Specification
Image Sensor
Sensor
Resolution
1/4” color CMOS
640x480
Video
Compression
Video resolution
MJPEG
VGA/QVGA/QQVGA; 30fps max.
Audio
Input
Output
Codec
Built-in MIC
Headphone output jack (Mono)
PCM
User Interface
LAN
Antenna
Reset
WPS
GPIO
LEDs
One RJ-45 port
One external antenna
One reset button
One WPS button (EZ Setup Button)
1 in/1 out connectors
Input: active high: 9~40V DC; dropout: 0V DC
Output: close circuit current 70mA AC or 100mA DC maximum, 30 Ohm; open
circuit voltage 240V AC or 350V DC maximum
Power (amber); Link (green)
System Hardware
Processor
RAM
ROM
Power
ARM9 base
32MB SDRAM
4MB NOR Flash
DC 12V
Communication
LAN
WLAN
10/100Mbps Fast Ethernet, auto-sensed, Auto-MDIX
IEEE 802.11b/g/n, data rate of up to 150Mbps*
Protocol support TCP/IP, UDP, ICMP, DHCP, NTP, DNS, DDNS, SMTP, FTP, PPPoE, UPnP
Pan/Tilt
Pan
Tilt
Software
OS Support
Browser
Software
165 degree (left) to 165 degree (right)
90 degree (up) to 15 degree (down)
Windows 7/Vista/XP
Internet Explorer 6.0 or above
Apple Safari 2 or above
Mozilla Firefox 2.00 or above
SkyIPCam UltraView for playback/recording/configuration features
Operating Environment
Temperature
Operation: 0°C ~ 45°C
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Storage: -15°C ~ 60°C
Humidity
Operation: 20% ~ 85% non-condensing
Storage: 0% ~ 90% non-condensing
EMI
FCC Class B, CE Class B
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A.2 GPIO Terminal Application
Typically used in association with programming scripts for developing applications for motion detection,
event triggering, alarm notification via e-mail, and a variety of external control functions. The GPIO
connectors are located on the rear panel of the camera, which provide the interface of connecting the
sensor device (IN) and controlled device (OUT).
Connector Pin Assignment
PIN
SPECIFICATION
IN
Active High voltage 9~40V DC;
Dropout-out voltage 0V DC
OUT
Close circuit current 70mA AC or 100mA DC maximum,
Output resistance 30 Ohm;
Open circuit voltage 240V AC or 350V DC maximum
Interface Schematic
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A.3 Glossary of Terms
NUMBERS
10BASE-T
100BASE-TX
10BASE-T is Ethernet over UTP Category III, IV, or V unshielded twisted-pair media.
The two-pair twisted-media implementation of 100BASE-T is called 100BASE-TX.
A
ADPCM
AMR
Applet
ASCII
ARP
AVI
Adaptive Differential Pulse Code Modulation, a new technology improved from PCM,
which encodes analog sounds to digital form.
AMR (Adaptive Multi-Rate) is an audio data compression scheme optimized for speech
coding, which is adopted as the standard speech codec by 3GPP.
Applets are small Java programs that can be embedded in an HTML page. The rule at
the moment is that an applet can only make an Internet connection to the computer
form that the applet was sent.
American Standard Code For Information Interchange, it is the standard method for
encoding characters as 8-bit sequences of binary numbers, allowing a maximum of 256
characters.
Address Resolution Protocol. ARP is a protocol that resides at the TCP/IP Internet layer
that delivers data on the same network by translating an IP address to a physical
address.
Audio Video Interleave, it is a Windows platform audio and video file type, a common
format for small movies and videos.
B
BOOTP
Bootstrap Protocol is an Internet protocol that can automatically configure a network
device in a diskless workstation to give its own IP address.
C
Communication
Connection
Communication has four components: sender, receiver, message, and medium. In
networks, devices and application tasks and processes communicate messages to
each other over media. They represent the sender and receivers. The data they send is
the message. The cabling or transmission method they use is the medium.
In networking, two devices establish a connection to communicate with each other.
D
DHCP
DNS
Developed by Microsoft, DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) is a protocol for
assigning dynamic IP addresses to devices on a network. With dynamic addressing, a
device can have a different IP address every time it connects to the network. In some
systems, the device's IP address can even change while it is still connected. It also
supports a mix of static and dynamic IP addresses. This simplifies the task for network
administrators because the software keeps track of IP addresses rather than requiring
an administrator to manage the task. A new computer can be added to a network
without the hassle of manually assigning it a unique IP address. DHCP allows the
specification for the service provided by a router, gateway, or other network device that
automatically assigns an IP address to any device that requests one.
Domain Name System is an Internet service that translates domain names into IP
addresses. Since domain names are alphabetic, they're easier to remember. The
Internet however, is really based on IP addresses every time you use a domain name
the DNS will translate the name into the corresponding IP address. For example, the
domain name www.network_camera.com might translate to 192.167.222.8.
E
Enterprise network
An enterprise network consists of collections of networks connected to each other over
a geographically dispersed area. The enterprise network serves the needs of a widely
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Ethernet
distributed company and operates the company’s mission-critical applications.
The most popular LAN communication technology. There are a variety of types of
Ethernet, including 10Mbps (traditional Ethernet), 100Mbps (Fast Ethernet), and
1,000Mbps (Gigabit Ethernet). Most Ethernet networks use Category 5 cabling to carry
information, in the form of electrical signals, between devices. Ethernet is an
implementation of CSMA/CD that operates in a bus or star topology.
F
Fast Ethernet
Firewall
Fast Ethernet, also called 100BASE-T, operates at 10 or 100Mbps per second over
UTP, STP, or fiber-optic media.
Firewall is considered the first line of defense in protecting private information. For
better security, data can be encrypted. A system designed to prevent unauthorized
access to or from a private network. Firewalls are frequently used to prevent
unauthorized Internet users from accessing private networks connected to the Internet,
especially Intranets all messages entering or leaving the intranet pass through the
firewall, which examines each message and blocks those that do not meet the specified
security criteria.
G
Gateway
Group
A gateway links computers that use different data formats together.
Groups consist of several user machines that have similar characteristics such as being
in the same department.
H
HEX
Short for hexadecimal refers to the base-16 number system, which consists of 16
unique symbols: the numbers 0 to 9 and the letters A to F. For example, the decimal
number 15 is represented as F in the hexadecimal numbering system. The hexadecimal
system is useful because it can represent every byte (8 bits) as two consecutive
hexadecimal digits. It is easier for humans to read hexadecimal numbers than binary
numbers.
I
Intranet
Internet
Internet address
IP
IP address
ISP
This is a private network, inside an organization or company that uses the same
software you will find on the public Internet. The only difference is that an Intranet is
used for internal usage only.
The Internet is a globally linked system of computers that are logically connected based
on the Internet Protocol (IP). The Internet provides different ways to access private and
public information worldwide.
To participate in Internet communications and on Internet Protocol-based networks, a
node must have an Internet address that identifies it to the other nodes. All Internet
addresses are IP addresses
Internet Protocol is the standard that describes the layout of the basic unit of
information on the Internet (the packet) and also details the numerical addressing
format used to route the information. Your Internet service provider controls the IP
address of any device it connects to the Internet. The IP addresses in your network
must conform to IP addressing rules. In smaller LANs, most people will allow the DHCP
function of a router or gateway to assign the IP addresses on internal networks.
IP address is a 32-binary digit number that identifies each sender or receiver of
information that is sent in packets across the Internet. For example 80.80.80.69 is an IP
address. When you “call” that number, using any connection methods, you get
connected to the computer that “owns” that IP address.
ISP (Internet Service Provider) is a company that maintains a network that is linked to
the Internet by way of a dedicated communication line. An ISP offers the use of its
dedicated communication lines to companies or individuals who can’t afford the high
monthly cost for a direct connection.
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J
JAVA
Java is a programming language that is specially designed for writing programs that can
be safely downloaded to your computer through the Internet without the fear of viruses.
It is an object-oriented multi-thread programming best for creating applets and
applications for the Internet, Intranet and other complex, distributed network.
L
LAN
Local Area Network a computer network that spans a relatively small area sharing
common resources. Most LANs are confined to a single building or group of buildings.
M
MJPEG
MPEG4
MJPEG (Motion JPEG) composes a moving image by storing each frame of a moving
picture sequence in JPEG compression, and then decompressing and displaying each
frame at rapid speed to show the moving picture.
MPEG4 is designed to enable transmission and reception of high-quality audio and
video over the Internet and next-generation mobile telephones.
N
NAT
Network
NWay Protocol
Network Address Translator generally applied by a router that makes many different IP
addresses on an internal network appear to the Internet as a single address. For routing
messages properly within your network, each device requires a unique IP address. But
the addresses may not be valid outside your network. NAT solves the problem. When
devices within your network request information from the Internet, the requests are
forwarded to the Internet under the router's IP address. NAT distributes the responses
to the proper IP addresses within your network.
A network consists of a collection of two or more devices, people, or components that
communicate with each other over physical or virtual media. The most common types of
network are:
LAN – (local area network): Computers are in close distance to one another. They are
usually in the same office space, room, or building.
WAN – (wide area network): The computers are in different geographic locations and
are connected by telephone lines or radio waves.
A network protocol that can automatically negotiate the highest possible transmission
speed between two devices.
P
PCM
PING
PPPoE
Protocol
PCM (Pulse Code Modulation) is a technique for converting analog audio signals into
digital form for transmission.
Packet Internet Groper, a utility used to determine whether a specific IP address is
accessible. It functions by sending a packet to the specified address and waits for a
reply. It is primarily used to troubleshoot Internet connections.
Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet. PPPoE is a specification for connecting the users
on an Ethernet to the Internet through a common broadband medium, such as DSL or
cable modem. All the users over the Ethernet share a common connection.
Communication on the network is governed by sets of rules called protocols. Protocols
provide the guidelines devices use to communicate with each other, and thus they have
different functions. Some protocols are responsible for formatting and presenting and
presenting data that will be transferred from file server memory to the file server’s net
work adapter Others are responsible for filtering information between networks and
forwarding data to its destination. Still other protocols dictate how data is transferred
across the medium, and how servers respond to workstation requests and vice versa.
Common network protocols responsible for the presentation and formatting of data for a
network operating system are the Internetwork Packet Exchange (IPX) protocol or the
Internet Protocol (IP). Protocols that dictate the format of data for transferors the
medium include token-passing and Carrier Sense Multiple Access with Collision
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Detection (CSMA/CD), implemented as token-ring, ARCNET, FDDI, or Ethernet. The
Router Information Protocol (RIP),a part of the Transmission Control Protocol/Internet
Protocol (TCP/IP) suite, forwards packets from one network to another using the same
network protocol.
R
RJ-45
Router
RTP
RTSP
RJ-45 connector is used for Ethernet cable connections.
A router is the network software or hardware entity charged with routing packets
between networks.
RTP (Real-time Transport Protocol) is a data transfer protocol defined to deliver live
media to the clients at the same time, which defines the transmission of video and
audio files in real time for Internet applications.
RTSP (Real-time Streaming Protocol) is the standard used to transmit stored media to
the client(s) at the same time, which provides client controls for random access to the
content stream.
S
Server
SIP
SMTP
SNMP
Station
Subnet mask
It is a simple computer that provides resources, such as files or other information.
SIP (Session Initiated Protocol) is a standard protocol that delivers the real-time
communication for Voice over IP (VoIP), which establishes sessions for features such
as audio and video conferencing.
The Simple Mail Transfer Protocol is used for Internet mail.
Simple Network Management Protocol. SNMP was designed to provide a common
foundation for managing network devices.
In LANs, a station consists of a device that can communicate data on the network. In
FDDI, a station includes both physical nodes and addressable logical devices.
Workstations, single-attach stations, dual-attach stations, and concentrators are FDDI
stations.
In TCP/IP, the bits used to create the subnet are called the subnet mask.
T
(TCP/IP)
Transceiver
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol is a widely used transport protocol that
connects diverse computers of various transmission methods. It was developed y the
Department of Defense to connect different computer types and led to the development
of the Internet.
A transceiver joins two network segments together. Transceivers can also be used to
join a segment that uses one medium to a segment that uses a different medium. On a
10BASE-5 network, the transceiver connects the network adapter or other network
device to the medium. Transceivers also can be used on 10BASE-2 or 10BASE-T
networks to attach devices with AUI ports.
U
UDP
User Name
Utility
UTP
The User Datagram Protocol is a connectionless protocol that resides above IP in the
TCP/IP suite
The USERNAME is the unique name assigned to each person who has access to the
LAN.
It is a program that performs a specific task.
Unshielded twisted-pair. UTP is a form of cable used by all access methods. It consists
of several pairs of wires enclosed in an unshielded sheath.
W
WAN
Wide-Area Network. A wide-area network consists of groups of interconnected
computers that are separated by a wide distance and communicate with each other via
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WEP
Windows
WPA
WPA2
common carrier telecommunication techniques.
WEP is widely used as the basic security protocol in Wi-Fi networks, which secures
data transmissions using 64-bit or 128-bit encryption.
Windows is a graphical user interface for workstations that use DOS.
WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) is used to improve the security of Wi-Fi networks,
replacing the current WEP standard. It uses its own encryption, Temporal Key Integrity
Protocol (TKIP), to secure data during transmission.
Wi-Fi Protected Access 2, the latest security specification that provides greater data
protection and network access control for Wi-Fi networks. WPA2 uses the governmentgrade AES encryption algorithm and IEEE 802.1X-based authentication, which are
required to secure large corporate networks.
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* Theoretical maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE standard 802.11 specifications. Actual data throughput will vary.
Network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network traffic, building materials and construction, mix of
wireless products used, radio frequency interference (e.g., cordless telephones and microwaves) as well as network overhead lower
actual data throughput rate. Compatibility with 802.11n devices from other manufactures is not guaranteed. Specifications are
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