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AXIS 210/210A/211/211A
Network Cameras
User’s Manual
About this Document
This manual is intended for administrators and users of the
AXIS 210/210A/211/211A Network Camera and applies to
firmware release 4.30. It includes instructions for using and
managing the AXIS 210/210A/211/211A on your network.
Previous experience of networking will be of use when using
this product. Some knowledge of UNIX or Linux-based
systems may also be beneficial, for developing shell scripts
and applications. Later versions of this document will be
posted to the Axis Website, as required. See also the product’s
online help, available via the Web-based interface.
Safety Notices Used In This Manual
Caution! - Indicates a potential hazard that can damage the
Important! - Indicates a hazard that can seriously impair
Do not proceed beyond any of the above notices until you
have fully understood the implications.
Intellectual Property Rights
Axis AB has intellectual property rights relating to
technology embodied in the product described in this
document. In particular, and without limitation, these
intellectual property rights may include one or more of the
patents listed at and one or
more additional patents or pending patent applications in the
US and other countries.
This product contains licensed third-party software. See the
menu item “About” in the product’s user interface for more
This product contains source code copyright Apple Computer,
Inc., under the terms of Apple Public Source License 2.0 (see
The source code is available from:
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.
This product includes one (1) MPEG-4 decoder license. To
purchase further licenses, contact your reseller.
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 interference.
Europe -
This digital equipment fulfills the
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requirements for radiated emission according to limit B of
EN55022/1998, and the requirements for immunity according to
EN55024/1998 residential, commercial, and light industry.
Japan - This is a class B product based on the standard of the
Voluntary Control Council for Interference from Information
Technology Equipment (VCCI:2003 Class B ITE). If this is used
near a radio or television receiver in a domestic environment, it
may cause radio interference. Install and use the equipment
according to the instruction manual.
Australia - This electronic device meets the requirements of the
Radio communications (Electromagnetic Compatibility) Standard
1998 AS/NZS 3548.
Canada - This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian
ICES-003 B by complience with EN55022: Class B.
Every care has been taken in the preparation of this manual.
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 manuals 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.
Trademark Acknowledgments
Boa, Ethernet, Internet Explorer, Linux, Microsoft, Mozilla,
Netscape Navigator, OS/2, UNIX, Windows, WWW are registered
trademarks of the respective holders. Java and all Java-based
trademarks and logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of
Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries.
Axis Communications AB is independent of Sun Microsystems
Inc. UPnPTM is a certification mark of the UPnPTM Implementers
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 can:
• download user documentation and firmware updates
• 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
• visit Axis Support at
Safety Notice - Battery Replacement
The AXIS 210/210A/211/211A uses a 3.0V CR2032 Lithium
battery as the power supply for its internal real-time clock (RTC).
Under normal conditions this battery will last for a minimum of 5
years. Low battery power affects the operation of the RTC, causing
it to reset at every power-up. A log message will appear when the
battery needs replacing. The battery should not be replaced unless
If the battery does need replacing, please observe the following:
• Danger of Explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced
• Replace only with the same or equivalent battery, as
recommended by the manufacturer.
• Dispose of used batteries according to the manufacturer's
AXIS 210/210A/211/211A User’s Manual
Revision 4.2, Part No: 25664, 19-06-06
Copyright© Axis Communications AB, 2004-2005
AXIS 210/210A/211/211A
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Product features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Extra features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Accessing the Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Access From a Browser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Setting the Password . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Accessing the camera from the Internet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Focusing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
The Live View Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Video Streams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Video Stream Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
MPEG-4 protocols and communication methods . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
How to stream MPEG-4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
The AXIS Media Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Other methods of accessing the video stream . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Audio Stream Types (AXIS 210A/211A only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Setup Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Accessing the Setup tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Video & Image settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Image Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Overlay/Mask Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Advanced Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Audio (AXIS 210A/211A only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Audio Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Advanced Audio Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Live View Config . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
HTML Examples. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
External Video. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Sequence Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Event Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Event Servers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Configuring Event Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Motion Detection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Port Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
AXIS 210/210A/211/211A
System Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Date & Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Network - Basic TCP/IP Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Network - Advanced TCP/IP Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Network - SOCKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Network - SMTP (e-mail) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Network - SNMP (AXIS 210A/211A only). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Network - UPnP™ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Network - RTP / MPEG-4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Ports & Devices. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
LED Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Advanced. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
The I/O Terminal Connector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Technical Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
General performance considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Optimizing your system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Frame rates - Motion JPEG and MPEG-4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Bandwidth. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Glossary of Terms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
AXIS 210/210A/211/211A - Introduction
This manual covers the following Axis Network Camera models:
AXIS 210
AXIS 211
All instructions and information in this manual are valid for all four models unless
otherwise stated.
Product features
The AXIS 210/210A/211/211A cameras are part of the latest generation of fully featured
Axis Network Cameras, and are all based on the AXIS ARTPEC-2 compression chip.
The most basic model of the four is the AXIS 210. The other models support further
features listed in the overview below. All models support the following features:
• Video streams from the camera available on the network as real-time, full frame
rate Motion JPEG and/or MPEG-4 video streams.
• Video Motion Detection - this can be used to trigger e.g. image uploads when
there is activity in the video image.
• Scheduled image uploads.
• IP address filtering and multilevel password protection.
• Alarm input and output, which can be connected to various external devices, e.g.
door sensors and alarm bells.
• Multiple video resolutions.
• Simultaneous access by up to 20 viewers when using Motion JPEG. If MPEG-4
multicast is used, the number of viewers is unlimited, but each viewer still needs a
separate MPEG-4 license. One license is included in the product, additional
licenses can be purchased separately.
• Privacy masking allows the concealment of parts of the image that should not be
viewable. Up to 3 areas can be configured as masked areas.
AXIS 210/210A/211/211A - Introduction
• Built-in web server that provides full access to all features via a standard web
• Built-in scripting tool that allows the creation of basic applications. For advanced
functionality, the cameras can be accessed via the AXIS HTTP API (more info at
Extra features
DC-Iris (AXIS 211/211A only)
The AXIS 211/211A features a varifocal DC-Iris, which automatically regulates the amount
of light entering the camera. Tele/wide and focus are adjusted manually with the aid of the
pullers mounted on the lens.
(PoE) Power over Ethernet (AXIS 210A/AXIS 211/211A only)
Supporting PoE network transformers conforming to IEEE 802.3af, the camera can be
powered directly from the network cabling.
Two-way audio (AXIS 210A/211A only)
Two-way audio capability for up to 20 simultaneous users. Audio communication can be
bi-directional (full-duplex), push to talk (half-duplex) or in one direction only (simplex).
The AXIS 210A/211A has an integrated mono microphone, but there is also an audio input
for connecting an external microphone or other source producing a line level signal. An
active speaker with a built-in amplifier can be connected to the audio output to enable
two-way communication.
SNMP (AXIS 210A/211A only)
The Simple Network Management Protocol allows the remote management of network
HTTPS (AXIS 210A/211A only)
The AXIS 210A/211A supports encrypted browsing using HTTPS.
AXIS 210/210A/211/211A - Introduction
AXIS 210/AXIS 210A
AXIS 211/AXIS 211A
Tele/wide puller
control cable
Focus puller
Focus puller
AXIS 210A/211A
screw hole
Serial number
Control button
Power indicator
Network indicator
Rear panel
DC-Iris control cable
(AXIS 211/211A)
I/O terminal connector
microphone/line input
Audio output
Power connector
Network connector (and PoE
AXIS 210/210A/211/211A - Introduction
Power Connector - For connection of the PS-K power adapter (included).
I/O Terminal Connector - The I/O terminal connector provides the physical interface to
one transistor output, one digital input and an auxiliary connection point for DC power.
For more information, see The I/O Terminal Connector, on page 47.
Network Connector - The camera connects to the network via a standard network
connector. The camera detects the speed of the local network segment
(10BaseT/100BaseTX Ethernet). This socket can also be used to power the AXIS 210A and
the AXIS 211/211A via PoE (Power over Ethernet).
Audio Output - Audio output (line level), which can be connected to a public address (PA)
system or an active speaker with a built-in amplifier. A pair of headphones can also be
attached. A stereo connector must be used for the audio out.
External Microphone/Line Input - One 3.5mm input for a mono microphone, or for
line-in mono signal (only the left channel is used from a stereo signal).
Serial Number - This number is used during installation.
Control Button - Press this button to install using the AXIS Internet Dynamic DNS Service
(see page 41) or to restore the factory default settings, as described in Resetting to the
Factory Default Settings, on page 46.
LED Indicators
After completion of the startup and self test routines, the multi-colored Network, Status,
and Power LED indicators show as follows:
Steady for connection to 10 Mbit/s network. Flashes for network activity.
Steady for connection to100 Mbit/s network. Flashes for network activity.
No wired network connection.
Shows steady green for normal operation. Can be configured to flash green at intervals
whenever the camera is accessed. See the online help for more information.
When configured for “no flash” on camera access.
Steady during startup, reset to factory default or when restoring settings.
Slow flash for failed firmware upgrade.
Normal operation.
Flashes green/amber during firmware upgrade.
AXIS 210/210A/211/211A - Accessing the Camera
Accessing the Camera
Follow the instructions in the AXIS 210/210A/211/211A Installation Guide to install your
The cameras can be accessed with most standard operating systems and browsers. The
recommended browser is Internet Explorer for Windows, and Mozilla with other operating
systems. See also the Technical Specifications, on page 49.
Note: To view streaming video in Microsoft Internet Explorer for Windows, you may set your browser to allow the
AXIS Media Control (AMC) to be installed on your computer. The first time an MPEG-4 video stream is
accessed AMC also installs an MPEG-4 decoder for viewing the video streams. As a license is required for
each instance of the decoder, the product administrator may have disabled the installation. If your workstation restricts the use of additional software components, the cameras can be configured to use a Java
applet for updating JPEG images. See the online help for more information.
Access From a Browser
1. Start a browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Mozilla)
2. Enter the IP address or host name
of the cameras in the
Location/Address field of your
3. If this is the first time the camera
is accessed, see Setting the Password, on page 10. Otherwise enter your user name and
password, as set by the administrator.
4. The camera’s Live View page is now displayed in your browser.
Note: The layout of the live view page in the cameras may have been customized to meet specific requirements.
Consequently, some of the examples and functions featured here may differ from those displayed on your
own Live View page.
10 AXIS 210/210A/211/211A - Accessing the Camera
Setting the Password
1. When accessing a camera for the first time,
the ‘Configure Root Password’ dialog will be
displayed on the screen.
2. Enter a password and then re-enter it, to
confirm the spelling. Click OK.
3. The ‘Enter Network Password’ dialog will appear. Enter the User name: root
Note: The default administrator user name root is permanent and cannot be deleted.
4. Enter the password as set in step 2 above, and click OK. If the password is lost, the
cameras must be reset to the factory default settings. See page 46.
5. If required, click Yes to install the AXIS Media Control (AMC). You will need
administrator rights on the computer to do this.
Accessing the camera from the Internet
Once installed, a camera is accessible on your local network (LAN). To access the camera from the Internet you must
configure your broadband router to allow incoming data traffic. For security reasons this is usually done on a specific
port. Please refer to the documentation for your broadband router for further instructions.
For more information, please visit the AXIS Internet Dynamic DNS Service at or, for Technical notes
on this and other topics, visit the Axis Support Web at
To focus the AXIS 210/210A, simply turn the adjustment ring on the lens until the focus
is satisfactory.
To focus the AXIS 211/211A, follow the instructions below.
1. From the Basic Configuration page
in the setup tools, open the Focus
adjustment page.
2. Set the DC-Iris to Disabled and click
Zoom puller
AXIS 211/211A
Focus puller
3. Unscrew the zoom puller on the lens
by turning it anti-clockwise. Adjust
the zoom setting as required.
Re-tighten the zoom puller.
4. Unscrew the focus puller on the lens. Adjust the focus as required. Re-tighten the focus
5. From the Focus adjustment page, set the DC-Iris to Enabled and click Save.
Note: The DC-Iris should always be disabled while focusing the camera. This opens the iris to its maximum, which
gives the smallest depth of field and thus the best conditions for correct focusing. When the focus is set
with this method it will then be maintained in any light conditions.
AXIS 210/210A/211/211A - Accessing the Camera
The Live View Page
Depending on whether or not the Live View page has been customized, the buttons
described below may or may not be visible.
To resize the video image, click the View Size buttons: half-size (x1/2),
full-size (x1), x2 or x4. Note that this does not change the video
image’s resolution, but simply how it is displayed. Changing the View
size is not available in Sequence Mode.
The Video Format drop-down list allows the video format on the Live View
page to be temporarily changed.
The Output buttons control the
output directly from the Live
View page. These buttons are
configured under Setup > Live
View Config > Layout.
Pulse - click this button to activate the
output for a defined period of time, e.g.
to switch on a light for 20 seconds.
Active/Inactive - click these buttons to
manually start and stop a connected
device, e.g. switch a light on/off.
These buttons start and stop the Sequence Mode. This mode is created in
Setup > Live View Config > Sequence mode, and automatically displays the
view from 2 or more video sources at set intervals.
From the Source list, select the desired external video source. Note
that Sequence Mode must be stopped before selecting a source from
this list.
The Action buttons can trigger an event directly from the Live View page.
These are configured under Setup > Live View Config > Layout.
The Snapshot button saves a snapshot of the video image currently being
displayed. Right-click on the video image to save it in JPEG format on your
computer. This button is primarily intended for use when the AMC viewer
toolbar is not available.
12 AXIS 210/210A/211/211A - Accessing the Camera
The Live View toolbar displays the following buttons:
The Play/Stop button starts and stops the live video stream.
The Snapshot button saves a snapshot of the video image currently being
displayed. The Snapshot function and the target directory for saving snapshots
can be configured from the AMC Control Applet in the Windows Control Panel
(Internet Explorer for Windows only).
Click the View Full Screen button to make the video image fill the entire screen
area. No other windows will be visible. Press Esc (Escape) on the computer
keyboard to exit full screen.
Audio controls for AXIS 210A/211A
There are also controls for controlling the client computer’s speaker output and
microphone sensitivity. These controls are only available when audio is enabled, see
Audio Settings, on page 24. Push-to-talk settings are made in the AMC control panel, see
The AXIS Media Control, on page 15.
Click the Speaker and Microphone buttons to switch the sound off and on for
the speaker and microphone, respectively.
Use the sliders to control the volume on the speaker and
microphone. The volume can be set between 0 and 100. The Buffer
slider controls the size of the buffer for audio. A higher level will
reduce audio break-up, but may introduce a noticeable lag in
audio transmission. There are four settings i.e. min, low, high and
When using Half-duplex mode, this button toggles between allowing you to
speak and listen. The first icon indicates that you can talk and the speaker
attached to the camera will play your voice. The second indicates that you will
hear audio from the camera, but no audio will be sent to any web clients.
When in simplex talk mode, the icon toggles between allowing you to speak and is
dimmed when you do not want other clients to receive any audio.
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Video Streams
The AXIS 210/210A/211/211A provides several different image and video formats. The
type to use depends on your requirements and on the properties of your network.
The Live View page in the AXIS 210/210A/211/211A provides access to Motion JPEG and
MPEG-4 video streams, as well as to single JPEG images. Other applications and clients
can also access these video streams/images directly, without going via the Live View page.
Video Stream Types
Motion JPEG
This format uses standard JPEG still images in the video stream. These images are then
displayed and updated at a rate sufficient to create a stream that shows constantly updated
The Motion JPEG stream uses considerable amounts of bandwidth, but also provides
excellent image quality and access to each and every individual image contained in the
Note also that multiple clients accessing Motion JPEG streams can use different image
This is a video compression standard that makes good use of bandwidth, and which can
provide high-quality video streams at less than 1 Mbit/s.
The MPEG-4 standard provides scope for a large range of different coding tools for use by
various applications in different situations, and the AXIS 210/210A/211/211A provides
certain subsets of these tools. These are represented as Video object types, which are
selected for use with different viewing clients. The supported video object types are:
• Simple - sets the coding type to H.263, as used by e.g. QuickTime™.
• Advanced Simple - sets the coding type to MPEG-4 Part 2, as used by AMC (AXIS
Media Control)
When using MPEG-4 it is also possible to control the bit rate, which in turn allows the
amount of bandwidth usage to be controlled. CBR (Constant Bit Rate) is used to achieve a
specific bit rate by varying the quality of the MPEG-4 stream. When using VBR (Variable
Bit Rate), the quality of the video stream is kept as constant as possible, at the cost of a
varying bit rate.
•MPEG-4 is licensed technology. The AXIS 210/210A/211/211A includes one viewing client
license. Installing additional unlicensed copies of the viewing client is prohibited. To purchase
additional licenses, contact your Axis reseller.
•All clients viewing the MPEG-4 stream must use the same set of coding tools.
14 AXIS 210/210A/211/211A - Video Streams
MPEG-4 protocols and communication methods
To deliver live streaming video over IP networks, various combinations of transport
protocols and broadcast methods are employed.
• RTP (Realtime Transport Protocol) is a protocol that allows programs to manage the
real-time transmission of multimedia data, via unicast or multicast.
• RTSP (Real Time Streaming Protocol) serves as a control protocol, to negotiate which
transport protocol to use for the stream. RTSP is thus used by a viewing client to start a
unicast session, see below.
• UDP (User Datagram Protocol) is a communications protocol that offers limited service
for exchanging data in a network that uses the Internet Protocol (IP). UDP is an alternative to the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP). The advantage of UDP is that it is not
required to deliver all data and may drop network packets when there is e.g. network
congestion. This is suitable for live video, as there is no point in re-transmitting old
information that will not be displayed anyway.
• Unicasting is communication between a single sender and a single receiver over a network. This means that the video stream goes independently to each user, and each user
gets their own stream. A benefit of unicasting is that if one stream fails, it only affects
one user.
• Multicast is bandwidth-conserving technology that reduces bandwidth usage by simultaneously delivering a single stream of information to multiple network recipients. This
technology is used primarily on delimited networks (intranets), as each user needs an
uninterrupted data flow and should not rely on network routers.
How to stream MPEG-4
Deciding on the combination of protocols and methods to use depends on your viewing
requirements, and on the properties of your network. Setting the preferred method(s) is
done in the control applet for AMC, which is found in the Windows Control Panel. When
this has been set, AMC will test all the selected methods in the specified order, until the
first functioning one is found.
This method (actually RTP over UDP and RTSP over TCP) should be your first
consideration for live video, especially when it is important to always have an up-to-date
video stream, even if some images do get dropped. This can be configured as multicast or
Multicasting provides the most efficient usage of bandwidth, especially when there are
large numbers of clients viewing simultaneously. Note however, that a multicast broadcast
cannot pass a network router unless the router is configured to allow this. It is thus not
possible to multicast over e.g. the Internet.
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Unicasting should be used for video-on-demand broadcasting, so that there is no video
traffic on the network until a client connects and requests the stream. However, as more
and more unicast clients connect, the traffic on the network will increase and may cause
congestion. Although there is a maximum of 20 unicast viewers, note that all multicast
users combined count as 1 unicast viewer.
This unicast method is RTP tunneled over RTSP. This can be used to exploit the fact that it
is relatively simple to configure firewalls to allow RTSP traffic.
These two methods can also be used to traverse firewalls. Firewalls are commonly
configured to allow the HTTP protocol, thus allowing RTP to be tunneled.
The AXIS Media Control
The recommended method of accessing live video (MPEG-4 and/or Motion JPEG) from the
AXIS 210/210A/211/211A is to use the AXIS Media Control (AMC) in Microsoft Internet
Explorer for Windows. This ActiveX component is automatically installed on first use, after
which it can be configured by opening the AMC Control Panel applet from the Windows
Control Panel. Alternatively, right-click the video image in Internet Explorer.
Other methods of accessing the video stream
Video/images from the AXIS 210/210A/211/211A can also be accessed in the following
• If supported by the client, the AXIS 210/210A/211/211A can use Motion JPEG server
push to display video. This option maintains an open HTTP connection to the browser
and sends data as and when required, for as long as required.
• As single JPEG images in a browser. Enter e.g. the path:
http://<IP address>/axis-cgi/jpg/image.cgi?resolution=320x240
Windows Media Player. This requires AMC and the MPEG-4 decoder to be installed.
The paths that can be used are listed below in the order of preference.
Unicast via RTP: axrtpu://<IP address>/mpeg4/media.amp
Unicast via RTSP: axrtsp://<IP address>/mpeg4/media.amp
Unicast via RTSP, tunneled via HTTP: axrtsphttp://<IP address>/mpeg4/media.amp
Unicast via RTSP, tunneled via HTTPS: axrtsphttps://<IP address>/mpeg4/media.amp
Multicast: axrtpm://<IP address>/mpeg4/media.amp
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Other MPEG-4 clients
Although it may be possible to use other clients to view the MPEG-4 stream, this is not
guaranteed by Axis.
For some other clients, e.g. QuickTime™ the Video Object Type must be set to Simple. It
may also be necessary to adjust the advanced MPEG-4 settings.
To assess the video stream from e.g. QuickTime™ the following path can be used:
rtsp://<IP address>/mpeg4/media.amp
This path is for all supported methods, and the client will negotiate with the AXIS
210/210A/211/211A to determine exactly which transport protocol to use.
Audio Stream Types (AXIS 210A/211A only)
The stream types for audio are:
• G.711 - International standard for encoding wired-telephone audio. Uses PCM samples
to compress audio where higher signal values are compressed more than lower values.
In Axis products, this sets the coding type to µ-law 64 kbit/s.
• G.726 - Uses PCM samples to code the difference between samples (ADPCM). Reduces
bandwidth without losing too much useful audio. In Axis products, this sets the coded
bit rate to 24 or 32 kbit/s.
All stream types are ITU-T standards and operate on frequencies up to 4 kHz.
Audio transmission methods (AXIS 210A/211A only)
The audio stream can be accessed in the Live View page via Motion JPEG or MPEG-4.
Using Motion JPEG
The basic audio transmission method used in conjunction with Motion JPEG video
streaming is transmission over HTTP. The video and audio streams are not synchronized
when using Motion JPEG, so the streams may be slightly out of sync. The latency in any
stream should be low, but this will depend on the network infrastructure.
Using MPEG-4
When using MPEG-4, audio is streamed using the same protocol as the video stream.
When audio is transmitted using MPEG-4, the AXIS 210A/211A sends synchronization
information along with the streams to the client performing the synchronization.
Note: Audio is streamed from the client to the server over HTTP when using Motion JPEG and MPEG-4.
AXIS 210/210A/211/211A - Video Streams
Accessing the Audio Streams
In addition to accessing audio in the Live View page using AMC, audio from the AXIS
210A/211A can also be accessed in the following ways:
You can read about accessing audio for the other protocols through the HTTP-API at
QuickTime/Windows Media Player
It is possible to use QuickTime and Windows Media Player to listen to the audio stream
using the same methods to access video streams.
18 AXIS 210/210A/211/211A - Setup Tools
Setup Tools
This section describes how to configure the cameras, and is intended for product
Administrators, who have unrestricted access to all the Setup tools, and Operators, who
have access to the settings for Video & Image, Audio, Live View Config and Event
The camera is configured under Setup from a standard browser (see Technical
Specifications, on page 49).
Accessing the Setup tools
Follow the instructions below to access the Setup Tools from a browser.
1. Start your browser and enter
the IP address or host name
of the cameras in the
location/address field.
2. The Live View page is now displayed. Click Setup to display the Setup tools.
Setup tools
AXIS 210/210A/211/211A - Video & Image settings
Video & Image settings
The following descriptions offer examples of the features available in the AXIS
210/210A/211/211A. For details of each setting, please refer to the online help available
to access the online help.
from the setup tools. Click
Image Settings
Image Appearance
Adjust these settings to optimize the video images according to your requirements.
All configuration of images and overlays will affect the camera’s overall performance,
depending on how it is used and on the available bandwidth. Lower compression improves
video image quality, but increases the bandwidth.
The video image can be rotated and fine-tuned by adjusting the color level, the brightness,
and the contrast. Please see the online help for further information on these settings.
Changed video image settings have immediate effect on the MPEG-4 stream, but the
Motion JPEG stream will have to be started (or restarted) before the settings take effect.
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Text Overlay Settings
Include date, time and/or text of your choice to be viewed on the image. The color of the
text may be set to white or black, while background color may be set to white, black,
transparent or semitransparent. The position of the text is set either to the top or the
bottom of the image.
Video Stream
Define the maximum video stream time per session in seconds, minutes or hours. When
the set time has expired, a new stream can be started by refreshing the page in the Web
browser. For unlimited video stream time, set this value to 0. This setting is only applicable
to Motion JPEG.
The frame rate allowed to each viewer can also be limited, to avoid bandwidth problems
on the network.
To preview the image before saving, click Test. Note that the preview image will be in
JPEG format, even though the settings are valid both for Motion JPEG and MPEG-4.
Overlay/Mask Settings
Overlay/Mask Type
When using an image overlay,
select from the following
options the type to use:
Text, date and
time overlays
Overlay image
• Uploaded image as overlay usually used to provide extra
information in the video
• Configurable areas as privacy masks - up to 3 areas
are used to conceal parts of
the video image.
The difference between an
overlay and a privacy mask is that a privacy mask cannot be bypassed by accessing the
video stream with the help of the AXIS HTTP API, whereas an overlay can.
Selecting the overlay/mask type will display further settings available for the selected type.
See the online help for further information.
AXIS 210/210A/211/211A - Video & Image settings
Upload and use an overlay
To upload an overlay image to the camera:
1. Select Uploaded image as overlay in the drop-down list for Overlay/Mask Type.
New options appear.
2. In the field Upload own image, click the Browse button and locate the image file
on your computer or server.
3. Click the Upload button and follow the on-screen instructions.
To use an already uploaded image:
1. Select an uploaded image from the Use image drop-down list.
2. Place the image at the required location by entering the x and y coordinates.
3. Click Save.
Overlay image requirements
Image Formats
Image Size
Windows 24-bit BMP (full color)
Windows 4-bit BMP (16 colors)
The height and width of the overlay image in
pixels must be exactly divisible by 4.
There are a number of limitations when using overlay images, such as the size and
positioning of images. Please refer to the online help for more information.
Configure area as privacy mask
The 3 configurable areas available for use as privacy masks show as solid areas of color in
the image. These areas cannot be bypassed via the AXIS HTTP API.
Enable the area(s) by checking the Enable box, and then set the width, height and color.
Setting the coordinates x and y sets the position of the upper left corner of the area.
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Advanced Settings
These pages provide various settings for fine-tuning the video image. Note that the
advanced settings available depend on the camera model.
Camera Settings
To compensate for the lighting conditions, the white balance and exposure control can be
adjusted. If available, DC-Iris should always be enabled except during focusing, or when
using a non-DC-Iris lens.
The settings for Low-light behavior determine how the cameras will behave at low light
levels. These settings all affect video image quality and are basically a measure of how
much noise to allow in the video images.
Please see the online help for further instructions on these settings.
AXIS 210/210A/211/211A - Video & Image settings
MPEG-4 Settings
Tools for adjusting the MPEG-4 settings and for controlling the video bit rate.
The MPEG-4 standard provides many different coding tools for various applications in
different situations. As most MPEG-4 clients do not support all of these tools, it is usual to
instead define and use subsets for different clients or groups of clients. These settings allow
you to define the type of viewing client to use.
Adjusting the maximum bit rate and setting it to a variable or constant is a good way of
controlling the bandwidth used by the MPEG-4 video stream. For more information on
these advanced settings, please see Video Streams, on page 13, and the online help.
AXIS Media Control
The AXIS Media Control (AMC) is installed automatically the first time the camera is
accessed from a browser. The AMC control panel can be opened by right-clicking on the
video image in the Live View web page. The AMC control panel can be used to configure
various video and audio settings, such as push-to-talk. Please see the readme file included
in the tool for more information.
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Audio (AXIS 210A/211A only)
The AXIS 210A/211A can transmit audio to other clients using an external microphone
and can play audio received from other clients by attaching a speaker. The Setup page for
the AXIS 210A/211A has an additional menu item called Audio, which allows different
audio configurations to be set up, e.g. full duplex, half duplex and simplex.
Note: The speaker attached to the audio output of the AXIS 210A/211A must have a built-in amplifier, e.g. some
PC speakers.
Client PC
AXIS 210A/211A
TCP/IP Network
AXIS 210A/211A
AXIS 210A/211A
An example of a network using AXIS 210A/211A cameras to transmit audio and video across the network.
Audio Settings
This section describes how to configure the basic audio settings for the AXIS 210A/211A,
e.g. set the communication mode and adjust the sound levels in the microphone and
speaker connected to the camera.
Enable Audio
Check this box to enable audio in the AXIS 210A/211A.
Audio Channels
There are two mono audio channels between the AXIS 210A/211A and other clients, one
for receiving audio and one for transmitting audio. Each audio channel can be turned on
or off, which means that there are four audio mode options that can be used.
AXIS 210/210A/211/211A - Audio (AXIS 210A/211A only)
Full-duplex mode means you can transmit and receive audio (talk and listen) at the same
time, without having to use any of the controls. This is just like having a telephone
conversation. The only controls you may wish to use are the mute buttons to turn off the
sound, and the sliders, to adjust the input/output volume levels. This mode requires the
client PC to have a sound card with full-duplex audio support. If your available bandwidth
is 0.2 Mbit/s or less, using Half-duplex mode is recommended instead.
Half-duplex mode also transmits and receives audio in both directions, but only in one
direction at a time. This means that you must select when to receive or transmit audio with
the help of the push-to-talk button. To speak, press and hold the button (check that the
microphone is not muted). When finished speaking, release the button. You will now be
receiving audio from the other end of the connection.
Note that the push-to-talk button is configured from AMC, see AXIS Media Control, on
page 23. It is also possible to configure the push-to-talk button so that it toggles between
speaking and listening modes. Half-Duplex mode is best if you only have limited
bandwidth available.
When selecting Simplex - AXIS 210A/211A speaker only mode, the speaker connected to
the camera will play audio, but no audio will be transmitted from the camera to other web
clients. This could be used to e.g. provide spoken instructions to a person seen in the
camera. This mode requires you to use the push-to-talk button.
Simplex - AXIS 210A/211A microphone only mode transmits audio only from the AXIS
210A/211A to web clients. It will not receive audio from any other web clients. This can be
used in remote monitoring, web attractions etc., to provide live audio, as well as video, of a
monitored situation.
When using half-duplex, the Send the sound from the active client to all other clients
option transmits the audio signal from the client that is talking to all the other clients.
Audio Input
Audio from an external microphone or a line source can be connected to the Line/Mic in
jack of the AXIS 210A/211A. The audio source can be set to Internal Microphone,
External Microphone or Line. If you are using a microphone, the input sensitivity can be
set to High or Low. See Technical Specifications, on page 49 for the exact maximum
The Enable microphone power option provides DC power for an external microphone. If
using a small electret condenser microphone such as a clip-on mic or a PC microphone,
this option needs to be enabled.
To use a high impedance dynamic microphone, DC power should not be enabled. DC power
will not harm the microphone, but if you are uncertain, try switching it off and on. The
default value is DC power enabled. To use a professional microphone requiring 48V
phantom power, you need an external power supply and must use a balanced-unbalanced
converter (audio transformer) in between.
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If there are problems with the sound input being too low or high, adjust the input gain for
the microphone attached to the AXIS 210A/211A.
Audio Output
If the sound from the speaker is too low or high, adjust the output gain for the active
speaker attached to the AXIS 210A/211A.
When satisfied with the settings, click Save, or click Reset to revert to the previously saved
Advanced Audio Settings
The Audio Quality Settings allow you to fine-tune the internal or external microphone
connected to the AXIS 210A/211A to suit your environment.
Enable speech filter improves the sound quality when the microphone is placed close to
the person talking and can also help reduce background noise. The filter cuts the lowest
and the highest frequencies. The bypass frequency range is approximately 250Hz to
3700Hz (measured at -10dB cut-off break points).
Enable echo cancellation - If audio from the speaker is captured by the microphone, this
will produce an echo. Enable this option to reduce acoustic echoing.
Noise canceling is a way of reducing the background noise when there is no useful audio
present. A typical application could be that the camera is set up in a noisy environment,
and you are only interested in hearing the sound from the AXIS 210A/211A when
someone is speaking close to the microphone.
AXIS 210/210A/211/211A - Audio (AXIS 210A/211A only)
There are two adjustable parameters available for noise cancellation:
• Noise canceller threshold level
• Noise canceller attenuation
When the incoming sound is louder than the threshold it will pass without being affected.
When lower than the threshold, the incoming sound will be reduced by a certain
attenuation factor. The threshold level should be set higher than the background noise, but
lower than the useful audio.
The noise canceller threshold value can be set to High, Medium High, Medium low or
Low. A lower threshold will allow most audio to pass, only the weakest background noise
will be reduced. A higher threshold will make the noise canceller act on even stronger
background noise. At the maximum level - High - there is a risk of reducing useful audio
as well.
There is thus always a trade-off between noise canceling and sound quality. In other
words, increasing the noise canceller attenuation results in deterioration in sound quality.
To adjust the threshold and attenuation to an optimum level, change the levels and then
listen to the result, repeating as necessary.
28 AXIS 210/210A/211/211A - Live View Config
Live View Config
These are the tools for deciding the
layout of the camera’s Live View page.
The layout can be set in 3 ways:
• Use Axis look - the layout is
• Use custom settings - modify the
default Live View page with your
own colors, images etc. Click the
Configure button and see below.
• Own Home Page - Use your own
custom page as the default web
page. Click the Configure button
and see the following page.
The other settings on this page concern
which other features to include, e.g.
buttons and links. See page 29 for more
Use custom settings
Adjust the settings under
Modify the Axis look, to
change the background
picture, banner, colors, etc.
To use your own file for e.g.
a banner, first upload it (see
the following page) or select
External and enter the path
to the file.
Note that unchecking the box
for Show setup link will
remove the setup link from
the camera’s Home Page. The
setup tools will then only be
accessible by entering the full setup address into the address/URL field of a browser, i.e.
http://<IP address>/operator/basic.shtml
AXIS 210/210A/211/211A - Live View Config
Upload Own Web Files
Your own background pictures, banners and logos can either be located externally on e.g.
a network server, or they can be uploaded to the AXIS 210/210A/211/211A itself. Once
uploaded, files are shown in the drop-down lists for Own (file). Follow these instructions to
upload a file.
1. Click the Upload/Remove button in the Custom settings dialog.
2. Enter the path to the file, e.g. a file located on your computer or click the Browse
3. Select the user level for the uploaded file. Setting the user access level means that
you have complete control over which pages can be viewed by which users.
4. When the path is shown correctly in the text field, click the Upload button.
All uploaded files are shown in the list in the lower section of this dialog. To remove a file,
check the box provided next to it and then click the Remove button.
Note: To use your own logo in the camera’s web pages, the file must be in gif format and the file name must be in
lower case e.g. mylogo.gif
Own Home Page
From Live View Layout, select the radio button Use custom settings and click Configure.
Check the box Use own home page at the bottom of this dialog, To use a previously
uploaded web page (see above) as the default home page, select the page from the
drop-down list and click OK.
User-defined Links
Enter a descriptive name and enter
the URL in the provided field.
1. Check Show Custom Link 1
2. Enter a descriptive name, e.g. My
3. Check the radio button for web
4. Enter the web link: e.g.
User-defined link
5. Click Save.
This link will then be shown on the
Live View page and will open the specified website.
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User-defined CGI links can be used to issue advanced commands via the Axis HTTP API.
For more information, see the Developer pages at
Action Buttons
The manual trigger buttons can be used to manually trigger and stop an event from the
Live View page. See Event Configuration, on page 33.
Enabling the display of the Snapshot button allows users to save a snapshot from the
video stream by clicking the button. This button is mainly intended for use with browsers
other than Internet Explorer for Windows, or when otherwise not using AXIS Media
Control (AMC) to view the video stream. AMC (an ActiveX control) for Internet Explorer
provides its own snapshot button.
Output Buttons
These buttons can then be used to manually activate the output from the Live View page,
e.g. to switch a light on and off. There are 2 options for how the output is activated:
• The Pulse button activates the output for a defined period
• Active/Inactive displays 2 buttons, one for each action (on/off)
Default Video Format
Select the default format to use on the Live View page. Checking the box for Show video
format selection displays a drop-down list on the Live View page allowing you to
temporarily change the format.
Note: It is also possible to view Motion JPEG when MPEG-4 is chosen as default and vice versa.
Default Viewer
When using Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) for Windows, select your preferred method of
viewing moving images. The options are:
• AMC(ActiveX)- This is the best choice for fast image updating in Internet
Explorer, but might not be possible on computers that have restriction on the
installation of additional software.
• QuickTime - For use with MPEG-4 only, select this to use the QuickTime plug-in
for Microsoft Internet Explorer.
• Java applet - This alternative uses a Java applet to update the images in the
• Still Image - Displays still images only. Hit the Refresh button in your browser to
view a new image.
AXIS 210/210A/211/211A - Live View Config
When using any other browser than Internet Explorer for Windows, select the appropriate
method from the drop-down list for viewing images. The available options are similar to
Internet Explorer except for Server Push. With this method, the camera maintains and
controls an open HTTP connection to the browser and sends data as and when required for
as long as required.Please see the online help
for more information.
Viewer settings
Checking the Show viewer toolbar displays the viewer toolbar under the video stream in
your browser.
By checking the Enable MPEG-4 decoder installation box, it is also possible for the
Administrator to enable or disable the installation of the MPEG-4 decoder. This is used to
prevent the installation of unlicensed copies. Further decoder licenses can be purchased
from your Axis dealer. See also AXIS Media Control, on page 23.
HTML Examples
You can add live video from the cameras to your own web site. The camera can transmit a
Motion JPEG or unicast MPEG-4 stream to up to 20 simultaneous connections, although
an administrator can restrict this to fewer. If multicast MPEG-4 is used, the video stream
will be available to an unlimited number of viewers connected to the parts of the network
where multicast is enabled. Please note that a separate MPEG-4 license is required for each
Enter the Video Format, Image Type, Image size and other settings to suit your Web page
and click Update. The camera then generates the required source code for your
configuration. Copy this code and paste it into your own Web page code.
External Video
The cameras can also display video images from other Axis network cameras and video
servers, directly on the Live View page. These are known as External Video sources. These
external video sources are available from the drop-down list on the Live View page.
Click the Add button to open the External Video Source Setup dialog, which is used to
make all the necessary settings. Enter the IP address or host name of the external video
source you wish to add. Depending on the external source, then select either MPEG-2,
MPEG-4 or Motion JPEG as the type of video stream to receive.
Example of a path to an external video source:
Sequence Mode
The Live View page can be configured to rotate through the internal and selected external
video sources, in order, or randomly.
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Select the desired video sources and enter the time in seconds to display each source (up to
59 minutes). Click Save.
The Sequence buttons will appear on the Live View page to enable the viewer to start and
stop the sequence mode.
Please see the online help
for more information.
AXIS 210/210A/211/211A - Event Configuration
Event Configuration
An event in the camera is when an Event Type is activated and causes certain actions to
be performed. The event type is the set of parameters (or conditions) that specifies how and
when which actions will be performed. A common event type is when the camera uploads
images when an alarm occurs. Many event types use an Event Server, to e.g. upload
images to.
This section describes how to set up event servers and event types, i.e. how to configure the
cameras to perform certain actions when events (e.g. alarms) occur.
Event type
A set of parameters describing how and when the camera will perform certain actions
Triggered Event - see page 34
The circumstances that start an event.
Scheduled Event - see page 35 The circumstances that start an event.
What occurs when the event triggers.
E.g. on a signal from an external device, such as a
door switch or a motion sensor.
E.g. at a pre-programmed time.
E.g. the upload of images to an FTP server, e-mail
notification, etc.
Event Servers
Event Servers are used to receive e.g. uploaded image files and/or notification messages. To
set up Event server connections in your cameras, go to Setup > Event Configuration >
Event Servers and enter the required information for the required server type.
Server type
Information required
FTP Server
• Receives uploaded images
HTTP Server
• Receives notification messages
• Receives uploaded images
Descriptive name of your choice
URL (IP address or host name)
User Name and Password (for HTTP server)
Proxy address/Proxy port (if required)
Proxy User Name and Password (if required)
TCP Server
• Receives notification messages
Descriptive name of your choice
Network address (IP address or host name)
User Name and Password (for TCP server)
Port number
Descriptive name of your choice
Network address (IP address or host name)
User Name and Password (for FTP server)
Upload path e.g. images/
Port number
Use passive mode if there is a firewall between the camera
and FTP server
• Use temporary file if your FTP server doesn’t allow an existing
file to be overwritten by a new file with the same name
For details on each setting, please see the online help
available from each web page.
When the setup is complete, the connection can be tested by clicking the Test button (the
connection test takes approximately 10 seconds).
34 AXIS 210/210A/211/211A - Event Configuration
Configuring Event
An Event Type describes
how and when the camera
will perform certain actions.
Example: If somebody passes in
front of the camera and an event that
uses motion detection has been configured to act on this, the camera can
e.g. record and save images to an FTP server, and/or send a notification e-mail to a pre-configured e-mail address
with a pre-configured message. Images can be sent as e-mail attachments.
Triggered Event
A Triggered event can be activated by e.g:
a push button connected to the camera’s input port
detected movement in a configured motion detection window
a manually activated action, e.g. from an action button in the web interface
on restart (reboot) after e.g. power loss
How to set up a triggered event
This example describes how to set up the camera to upload images when e.g the main door
is opened:
1. Click Add triggered on the Event types page.
2. Enter a descriptive name for the event, e.g. Main door open.
3. Set the priority - High, Normal or Low (see the online help).
4. Set the Respond to Trigger... parameters for when the event will be active,
e.g. only after office hours.
5. Select the trigger alternative from the Triggered by... drop-down list, e.g. select
Input ports, for a sensor connected to the door.
6. Set the When Triggered... parameters, i.e. define what the camera will do if the
main door is opened e.g., upload images to an FTP server or send an e-mail
7. Click OK to save the Event in the Event Types list.
Please see the online help
for descriptions of each available option.
Up to 10 event types can be configured in the cameras, and up to 3 of these can be configured to upload images. Files
names can be formatted according to specific requirements. See File Naming & Date/Time Formats online help.
AXIS 210/210A/211/211A - Event Configuration
Pre-trigger and Post-trigger buffers
This function is very useful when checking to see what happened immediately before
and/or after a trigger, e.g. 30 seconds before and/or after a door was opened. Check the
Upload images checkbox under Event Types > Add Triggered... > Triggered by... to
expand the web page with the available options. All uploaded images are JPEG images.
Include pre-trigger buffer - images stored internally in the server from the time
immediately preceding the trigger. Check the box to enable the pre-trigger buffer, enter the
desired length of time and specify the required image frequency.
Include post-trigger buffer - contains images from the time immediately after the trigger.
Configure as for pre-trigger.
•Pre-trigger and Post-trigger buffers will be lost if the connection to the event server fails.
•The maximum length of the pre-/post-buffer depends on the video image size and selected frame rate.
•If the pre- or post-buffer is too large for the camera’s internal memory, the frame rate will be reduced and
individual images may be missing. If this occurs, an entry will be created in the unit's log file.
Continue image upload (unbuffered) - enables the upload of video images for a fixed
length of time. Specify the length of time for the uploaded recording, in seconds, minutes
or hours, or for as long as the trigger is active. Finally, set the desired image frequency to
the maximum (the maximum available) or to a specified frame rate. The frame rate will be
the best possible, but might not be as high as specified, especially if uploading via a slow
Scheduled Event
A Scheduled event can be activated at preset times, in a repeating pattern on selected
Configuration example:
1. Click Add scheduled on the Event types page.
2. Enter a descriptive name for the event, e.g. “Scheduled e-mail upload.”
3. Set the priority (High, Normal or Low).
4. Set the Activation Time parameters (24h clock) when the event will be active,
e.g. start on Sundays at 13.00 with a duration of 12 hours.
5. Set the When Activated... parameters, i.e. set what the camera will do at the
specified time, e.g. send uploaded images to an e-mail address.
6. Click OK to save the Event in the Event Types list.
Please see the online help
for descriptions of each available option.
36 AXIS 210/210A/211/211A - Event Configuration
Motion Detection
Motion detection is used to generate an alarm whenever movement occurs (or stops) in the
video image. A total of 10 Include and/or Exclude windows can be configured.
• Included windows target specific areas within the whole video image
• Excluded windows define areas within an Include window that should be ignored
(areas outside Include windows are automatically ignored)
Once configured, the motion detection windows will appear in the list of available triggers,
for triggering events. See “How to set up a triggered event” on page 34.
Note: Using the motion detection feature may decrease the camera’s overall performance.
Configuring Motion Detection
1. Click Motion Detection in the Event Configuration menu.
2. Click the Configure Included Window radio button.
3. Click New.
4. Enter a descriptive name under Window name.
5. Adjust the size (drag the bottom right-hand corner) and position (click on the text
at the top and drag to the desired position).
6. Adjust the Object size, History and Sensitivity profile sliders (see table below for
details). Any detected motion within an active window is then indicated by red
peaks in the Activity window (the active window has a red frame).
7. Click Save.
To exclude parts of the Include window, click the Configure Excluded Windows button
and position the Exclude window as required, within the Include window.
AXIS 210/210A/211/211A - Event Configuration
Please see the online help
for descriptions of each available option.
High level
Only very large objects
trigger motion detection
An object that appears in the region will
trigger the motion detection for a long
Ordinary colored objects on ordinary
backgrounds will trigger the motion
Low level
Even very small objects
trigger motion detection
An object that appears in the region will
trigger motion detection for only a very
short period
Only very bright objects on a dark background will trigger motion detection
Default value
Medium to High
Medium to High
Object Size
Avoid triggering on small objects in the video image by setting the object size level to high.
To reduce the number of triggers if there is a lot of movement during a short period of time, select a high
history level.
To only detect flashing light, low sensitivity can be selected. In other cases, a high sensitivity level is
Port Status
Under Event Configuration > Port Status there is a list showing the status for the
cameras’s input and output. This is for the benefit of Operators, who have no access to the
System Options section.
Example: If the Normal state for a push button connected to an input is set to Open circuit - as long as the button is not pushed, the state is inactive. If the button is pushed, the state of the input changes to active.
38 AXIS 210/210A/211/211A - System Options
System Options
User access control is enabled by default, when the administrator sets the root password on
first access. An administrator can set up other users, by giving these user names and
passwords. It is also possible to allow anonymous viewer login, which means that anybody
may access the Live View page, as described below:
Users - the user list displays the authorized users and user groups (levels):
Provides the lowest level of access, which only allows access to the Live View page.
An operator can view the Live View page, create and modify event types and adjust certain other
settings. Operators have no access to the System Options.
An administrator has unrestricted access to all the setup tools and can determine the registration of
all other users.
User Settings - check the relevant checkboxes to enable:
• Anonymous viewer login - allows any viewer direct access to the Live View
• Maximum number of simultaneous viewers - enter a value here to restrict the
number of unicast viewers accessing the unit. This is useful if you need to save
on bandwidth. (Note that all multicast viewers count as 1 viewer.)
IP Address Filtering
Enable IP Address Filtering- To allow or deny access to the AXIS 210/210A/211/211A
Network Camera check the box Enable IP address filtering. Once enabled, the IP addresses
in the list will be allowed or denied access according to the choice made in the drop-down
list Allow/Deny the following IP addresses.
The administrator can add up to 256 IP address entries to the list (a single entry can
contain multiple IP addresses). The users from these IP addresses need to be specified in the
user list with the appropriate access rights. This is done from Setup > System Options >
Security > Users.
To prevent unauthorized clients from including the video stream from the cameras into
external Web pages, check the Referrals checkbox and enter the IP address or Host name
of the computer that hosts the Web pages with the included video stream. Several IP
addresses/host names can be defined and are separated by semicolons (;). This option is
only applicable to Motion JPEG video streams.
AXIS 210/210A/211/211A - System Options
•If the referrals feature is enabled and you wish to also allow normal access to the Live View
page, the product's own IP address or host name must be added to the list of allowed referrers.
•Restricting referrers has no effect on an MPEG-4 video stream. To restrict an MPEG-4 stream, IP
address filtering must be enabled.
•Restricting referrers is of greatest value when not using IP address filtering. If IP address filtering is used, then the allowed referrers are automatically restricted to those allowed IP
HTTPS (AXIS 210A/211A only)
The AXIS 210A and the AXIS 211A both support encrypted browsing using HTTPS.
A self-signed certificate can be used until a Certificate Authority-issued certificate has
been obtained. Click the Create self-signed Certificate button to install a self-signed
certificate. Although self-signed certificates are free and offer some protection, true
security will only be implemented after the installation of a signed certificate issued by a
certificate authority.
A signed certificate can be obtained from an issuing Certificate Authority by clicking the
Create Certificate Request button. When the signed certificate is returned, click the Install
signed certificate button to import the certificate. The properties of any certificate request
currently resident in the camera or installed can also be viewed by clicking the
Properties... button. The HTTPS Connection Policy must also be set in the drop-down lists
to enable HTTPS in the camera.
For more information, please refer to the online help.
40 AXIS 210/210A/211/211A - System Options
Date & Time
Current Server Time - displays the current date and time (24h clock). The time can be
displayed in 12h clock format in the Overlay Images (see below).
New Server Time - Select your time zone from the drop-down list. If you want the server
clock to automatically adjust for daylight savings time, select the Automatically adjust for
daylight saving time changes.
From the Time Mode section, select the preferred method to use for setting the time:
• Synchronize with computer time - sets the time from the clock on your
• Synchronize with NTP Server - the camera will obtain the time from an NTP
server every 60 minutes. The NTP server's IP address or host name must be
specified in the TCP/IP Advanced Settings - see page 41.
• Set manually - this option allows you to manually set the time and date.
Note: Note that if using a host name for the NTP server, a DNS server must be configured under TCP/IP settings.
See Network > TCP/IP below.
Date & Time Format Used in Images - specify the formats for the date and time (12h or
24h) displayed in the Live View video streams.
Use the predefined formats or use your own custom date and time formats. See Advanced
for information on how to create
File Naming & Date/Time Formats in the help files
your own file formats.
Network - Basic TCP/IP Settings
IP Address Configuration
The camera’s IP address can be set automatically via DHCP, or a fixed IP address can be set
manually. A host name can be used and there are options for setting up notification of
changes in the IP address. DHCP is enabled by default.
•DHCP is a protocol for automatic IP address assignment on a network. IP address assignment via
DHCP may lead to the situation where the IP address changes and you lose contact. Configure
the options for notification of IP address change (under Services) to receive notification from
the video server when the IP address changes.
•Alternatively, if your DHCP server can update a DNS server, you can access the AXIS
210/210A/211/211A by host name which is always the same, regardless of the IP address.
AXIS 210/210A/211/211A - System Options
Options for notification of IP address change - if the IP address for the video server
changes, e.g. automatically by DHCP, you can choose to be notified of the change. Click
Settings... and enter the required information.
AXIS Internet Dynamic DNS Service - The AXIS Internet Dynamic DNS Service can
provide your Axis product with its own URL (web address), which can then be used to
access it over the Internet. The product can be unregistered from the service at any time. To
do this click Settings... and follow the instructions. For more information, please refer to
the online help.
Network - Advanced TCP/IP Settings
DNS Configuration
DNS (Domain Name Service) provides the translation of host names to IP addresses on your
Obtain DNS server address via DHCP - automatically use the DNS server settings provided
by the DHCP server. Click the View button to see the current settings.
Use the following DNS server address - enter the desired DNS server by specifying the
Domain name - enter the domain(s) to search for the host name used by the AXIS
210/210A/211/211A. Multiple domains can be separated by semicolons (;). The host name
is always the first part of a Fully Qualified Domain Name, e.g. myserver is the host name
in the Fully Qualified Domain Name where
is the Domain name.
DNS servers - enter the IP addresses of the primary and secondary DNS servers.
NTP Configuration
The AXIS 210/210A/211/211A can obtain the correct time from an NTP server. The address
for the NTP server can either be obtained via the DHCP server, or it can be entered
Host Name Configuration
The AXIS 210/210A/211/211A can be accessed using a host name, instead of an IP
address. The host name is usually the same as the assigned DNS Name.
For more information, please see the online help
42 AXIS 210/210A/211/211A - System Options
Link-Local Address
This is enabled by default and assigns the AXIS 210/210A/211/211A an additional IP
address for use with UPnP™. The AXIS 210/210A/211/211A can have both a Link-Local IP
and a static/DHCP-supplied IP address at the same time - these will not affect each other.
The default HTTP port number (80) can be changed to any port within the range
1024-65535. This is useful for e.g. simple security port mapping.
HTTPS (AXIS 210A/211A only)
The default HTTPS port number (443) can be changed to any port within the range
1024-65535. HTTPS is used to provide encrypted web browsing.
NAT Traversal
Use NAT traversal when your AXIS 210/210A/211/211A is located on an intranet (LAN)
and you wish to make it available from the other (WAN) side of a NAT router. With NAT
traversal properly configured, all HTTP traffic to an external HTTP port in the NAT router
will be forwarded to the network camera.
Enable/Disable - When enabled, the AXIS 210/210A/211/211A will attempt to configure
port mapping in a NAT router on your network, using UPnP™.
Use manually selected NAT router - Select this option to manually select a NAT router.
Enter the IP address for the router in the field provided.
If a router is not manually specified, the AXIS 211A Network Camera will automatically
search for NAT routers on your network. If more than one router is found, the default
router will be selected
Alternative HTTP port - Select this option to manually define an external HTTP port. Enter
the port number in the field provided. If no port is entered here a port number will
automatically be selected when NAT traversal is enabled.
For more information, please see the online help
The RTSP protocol allows a connecting client to start an MPEG-4 stream. Enter the RTSP
port number to use. The default setting is 554.
AXIS 210/210A/211/211A - System Options
Network Traffic
The default setting is Auto-negotiate which means that the correct speed is automatically
selected. If necessary, you can set the connection speed by selecting it from the drop-down
Maximum bandwidth - Specify, in Mbit/s or kbit/s, the maximum bandwidth the AXIS
210/210A/211/211A will be allowed to use on your network. This is a useful function
when connecting the camera to busy or heavily loaded networks. The default setting is
Note: When using MPEG-4 as the video format, remember that setting a maximum bandwidth value here may
create problems for individual video streams if the maximum value is less than the sum of the bit rates set
for the video streams.
For more information, please see the online help
Network - SOCKS
SOCKS is a network proxy protocol. The cameras can be configured to use a SOCKS server
to reach networks on the other side of a firewall/proxy server. This functionality is useful if
the camera is located on a local network behind a firewall, but notifications, uploads,
alarms, etc., need to be sent to a destination outside the local network (e.g. to the Internet).
Network - SMTP (e-mail)
Enter the host names or addresses for your primary and secondary mail servers in the fields
provided, to enable the sending of event and error e-mail messages from the camera to
predefined addresses via SMTP.
Network - SNMP (AXIS 210A/211A only)
The Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) allows remote management of network
devices. Depending on the level of security required, select the version of SNMP to use. The
three levels of security are:
• SNMP V1 - includes no security.
• SNMP V2c - uses very simple security. The community name can be specified as a password for read or read/write access to all supported SNMP objects. The community is the
the group of network devices using SNMP.
• SNMP V3 - provides encryption and secure passwords. HTTPS must be enabled.
44 AXIS 210/210A/211/211A - System Options
Network - UPnP™
The cameras includes support for UPnP™, which is enabled by default. If also enabled on
your computer, the camera will automatically be detected and a new icon will be added to
“My Network Places.”
Note: UPnP must also be enabled on your Windows XP or ME computer. To do this, open the Control Panel from
the Start Menu and select Add/Remove Programs. Select Add/Remove Windows Components and open
the Networking Services section. Click Details and then select UPnP as the service to add.
Network - RTP / MPEG-4
These settings are for the IP addresses, port numbers, and Time-To-Live values to use for
media streams in the MPEG-4 format. Only certain IP addresses and port numbers should
be used for these streams. For more information, please see the online help.
Ports & Devices
I/O Ports - the pinout, interface support and the control and monitoring functions
provided by this connector are described in The I/O Terminal Connector, on page 47.
LED Settings
The Status indicator LED on the front of the camera can be set to flash at a configurable
interval (or to not light up at all) whenever the unit is accessed. For a listing of all LED
behavior, see page 8, or the online help.
Note: The LED does not flash when the stream is retrieved using MPEG-4 multicast.
• Restart - The camera is restarted without changing any of the settings. Use this method
if the unit is not behaving as expected.
• Restore - The unit is restarted and most current settings are reset to factory default values. The settings that will not be reset are as follows:
• the boot protocol (DHCP or static)
• the static IP address
• the default router
• the subnet mask
• the system time
• Default - The default button should be used with caution. Pressing this will return all of
the camera's settings (including the IP address) to the factory default values.
Upgrade Server - See Upgrading the Firmware, on page 54.
AXIS 210/210A/211/211A - System Options
Backup - To take a backup of all of the parameters, and any user-defined scripts, click this
button. If necessary, it will then be possible to return to the previous settings, if settings are
changed and there is unexpected behavior.
Restore - click the Browse button to locate the saved backup file (see above) and then click
the Restore button. The settings will be restored to the previous configuration.
Note: Backup and Restore can only be used on the same unit running the same firmware. This feature is not
intended for the configuration of multiple units or for firmware upgrades.
The Support Overview page provides valuable information on troubleshooting and contact
information, should you require technical assistance.
System Overview - is a quick look over the camera’s status and settings. Information that
can be found here includes the camera’s Firmware version, IP address, Security, Event and
Image settings and Recent log items. Many of the captions are also links to the proper
Setup page to conveniently make adjustments in the cameras settings.
Logs & Reports - when contacting Axis support, please be sure to provide a valid Server
Report with your query.
Information - The Log file, the Server Report and the Parameter List all provide valuable
information for troubleshooting and when contacting Axis support.
Log Level for Log Files - from the drop-down list, select the level of information to be
added to the Log file
Log Level for E-mail - from the drop-down list, select the level of information to send as
e-mail and enter the destination e-mail address.
Scripting - this an advanced function that provides the means for customizing and using
The scripting function is a very powerful tool. Improper use may cause unexpected
behavior or even loss of contact with the unit. If a script does cause problems, reset the
unit to its factory default settings (in which case, a previously saved backup file will be
useful for returning the unit to its latest configuration). Axis strongly recommends that
you do not use this function unless you fully understand the consequences. Axis
support provides no assistance for customized scripts.
For more information, please visit the Developer pages at
46 AXIS 210/210A/211/211A - System Options
Plain Config - this function is for the advanced user with previous experience of
configuring Axis cameras. All parameters can be set and modified from this page. Help is
available via the links on the standard setup pages.
Resetting to the Factory Default Settings
To reset the cameras to the original factory default settings, go to the System Options >
Maintenance web page (as described in Maintenance, on page 44) or use the Control
button on the underside of the camera (see page 7) as described below:
Using the Control Button
To reset the cameras to the factory default settings using the Control Button:
1. Disconnect the power adapter, or the network cable if using PoE
(AXIS 210A/AXIS 211/211A only).
2. Press and hold the Control button while reconnecting the power.
3. Keep the Control button pressed until the Status Indicator color changes to
amber (this may take up to 15 seconds).
4. Release the Control button.
5. When the Status Indicator changes to Green (which may take up to 1 minute), the
process is complete and the cameras has been reset. The unit will now have the
default IP address
AXIS 210/210A/211/211A - The I/O Terminal Connector
The I/O Terminal Connector
Pinout and Interface
The 4-pin I/O terminal connector provides the interface to:
• 1 transistor output
• 1 digital input
• auxiliary power and GND
The terminal connector is used in applications for e.g. motion detection, event triggering,
time lapse recording, alarm notification via e-mail, image storage to FTP locations, etc.
• Input - for connecting e.g. a push button. If the push button is pressed, the state
changes and the input becomes active (shown under Event Configuration > Port
• Output - connects e.g. an alarm device that can be activated by Output buttons
on the Live View page, or by an Event Type. The output will show as active
(Event Configuration > Port Status) if the alarm device is activated.
DC-Iris control cable
(AXIS 211/211A only).
4 3 2 1
Terminal connector. Note that the pins
are numbered 1-4, right to left.
Audio Output/Input
(AXIS 210A/211A only).
Transistor Output
With a maximum load of 100mA and a maximum voltage of 24V DC, this output
has an open-collector NPN transistor with the emitter connected to pin 1 (GND).
If used with an external relay, a diode must be connected in parallel with the load,
for protection against voltage transients.
Digital Input
Connect to GND to activate, or leave floating (or unconnected) to deactivate.
Auxiliary DC Power Input
7-20 VDC/max 5W. Electrically connected in parallel with the PS-K power
connector, this pin provides an auxiliary connector for mains power to the unit. If
the unit is powered via this pin, a fuse should be used (rating: 1A Slow).
This pin can also be used to power auxiliary equipment, max 100mA, but note that
this is not possible when the AXIS 210A/AXIS 211/211A is powered by PoE.
48 AXIS 210/210A/211/211A - The I/O Terminal Connector
Connect input/output devices to the terminal connector as follows:
1. Loosen the corresponding screw on top of the pin (see above for the correct pin to
2. Push the cable into the connector and secure it by fastening the screw.
3. Once devices are connected, connect the terminal connector to the camera,
making sure that all cables are securely fastened.
Schematic Diagram - Terminal Connectors
GND 1 o
AXIS 210/210A/211/211A
e.g. doorbell
AXIS 210/210A/211/211A - Technical Specifications
Technical Specifications
• AXIS 210
• AXIS 210A: Power over Ethernet, audio
• AXIS 211: Power over Ethernet, DC-iris
• AXIS 211A: Power over Ethernet, DC-iris, audio
Video compression
• Motion-JPEG
• MPEG-4 Part2 (ISO/IEC 14496-2), Profiles: ASP and SP
Frame rates
16 resolutions (640x480 to 160x120) via API, 5 selections via configuration web
Up to 30 fps in all resolutions
Video streaming
• Simultaneous Motion JPEG and MPEG-4
• Controllable frame rate and bandwidth
• Constant and variable bit rate (MPEG-4)
Image settings
• Compression levels: 11 (Motion JPEG)/23 (MPEG-4)
• Rotation: 90º, 180º, 270º
• Configurable color level, brightness, contrast, white balance, exposure control,
fine tuning of behavior in low light
• Overlay capabilities: time, date, text, custom image, privacy mask (AXIS
210A/211A only)
Image sensor
Image sensor: 1/4" Sony Wfine progressive scan RGB CCD.
• AXIS 210/210A - 4.0 mm, F1.2, fixed iris, horizontal viewing angle: 48°, focus
range: 0 mm to infinity, CS mount
• AXIS 211/211A - F1.0 varifocal 3.0 - 8.0 mm, DC-iris, horizontal viewing angle:
27º-67º, focus range: 0.2 m to infinity, CS mount
Minimum illumination
• AXIS 210/210A: 1.0 Lux, F1.2
• AXIS 211/211A: 0.75 Lux, F1.0
Shutter time
Electronic Shutter: 2 - 1/12500 seconds.
• Multiple user access levels with password protection
• IP address filtering
• HTTPS encryption (AXIS 210A/211A only)
• 20 simultaneous viewers for Motion JPEG and/or unicast MPEG-4
• More than 20 viewers possible when using MPEG-4 multicast
Alarm and event management • Built-in multi-window motion detection, external I/O, triggered and scheduled
events with several notification options,
• Event notification via TCP, e-mail, HTTP and external output
• Image upload via FTP, e-mail and HTTP
• Pre/post alarm buffers:
AXIS 210/211: 1.2 MB (up to 40 sec 320x240 video at 4 fps)
AXIS 210A/211A: 9 MB (up to 5 min 320x240 video at 4 fps)
• Ethernet 10BaseT/100BaseTX, RJ-45
• Terminal block for I/O (1 alarm input, 1 output), alternative power connection
• (AXIS 210A/211A only)
3.5 mm jack for Mic in (max 270 mVpp) or Line mono input (max 8.0 Vpp)
3.5 mm jack for Line mono output (max 3.0 Vpp) to active speaker
50 AXIS 210/210A/211/211A - Technical Specifications
Processors, memory, clock
• CPU: ETRAX 100LX 32bit
• Video processing and compression: ARTPEC-2
• RAM memory: 16 MB (AXIS 210/211) 32 MB (AXIS 210A/211A)
• Flash memory: 4 MB (AXIS 210/211) 8 MB (AXIS 210A/211A)
• Battery backed up real-time clock
• 7-20V DC, max 5W
• Power over Ethernet (IEEE 802.3af), power classification Class 0 (AXIS 211) or
Class 2 (AXIS 210A/211A) (max 6.49 W)
Operating conditions
• Temperature: +5oC to +45oC (41oF to 113oF)
• Humidity: 20-80% RH.
Audio (AXIS 210A/211A)
• Full-duplex, half-duplex, simplex or no audio
• Encoding formats (selected under System Options):
ADPCM format at 24kbps, 8 kHz sampling (G.726 - select G723 from
drop-down list)
ADPCM format at 32kbps, 8 kHz sampling (G.726 - select G721 from
drop-down list)
PCM µ−law format at 64kbps, 8 kHz sampling (G.711 default)
• Built-in microphone with adjustable input sensitivity (low/high).
• External audio input: Single 3.5mm input for a mono microphone, or line-in
mono signal (left channel is used from a stereo signal).
• Microphone input sensitivity: High = max -38 dBu (28 mVpp), Low = max -18
dBu (270 mVpp)
• Line input: max: 11.2 dBu (8.0 Vpp)
• DC power through input connector for external microphones supported.
• Audio output (line level) connects to PA system or active speaker with built-in
amplifier. Headphones can also be connected. A stereo connector must be used
for the audio out.
• Audio output: max 3.0 Vpp (+2.7dBu)
• Audio output impedance: min 32 ohm
Installation, management and • Installation tool on CD, web-based configuration
• Configuration backup and restore
• SNMP support (AXIS 210A/211A only)
• Firmware upgrades over HTTP or FTP, firmware available at
Video access from
Web browser
• Camera live view
• Sequence tour capability for up to 20 Axis cameras
• Customizable HTML pages
Minimum web browsing
• Pentium III CPU 500 MHz or higher, or equivalent AMD
• 128 MB RAM
• AGP graphic card, Direct Draw, 32 MB RAM
• Windows XP, 2000, NT4.0*, ME* or 98* (* Motion JPEG only)
• DirectX 9.0 or later
• Internet Explorer 6.x or later
For other operating systems and browsers, see
AXIS 210/210A/211/211A - Technical Specifications
System integration support
• Powerful API for software integration available at
• Event trigger data in video stream
• AXIS Media Control SDK
• Embedded scripting support
• Watchdog secures continuous operation, can be monitored by other systems via
event notification
• Embedded operating system: Linux 2.4
Supported protocols
Additional protocols for AXIS 210A/211A: HTTPS, SSL/TLS*, SNMPv1/v2c/v3
More information on protocol usage available at
*This product includes software developed by the Open SSL Project for use in the
Open SSL Toolkit. See
Approvals - EMC
• EN 55024
• EN 55022 Class B
• EN 61000-3-2
• EN 61000-3-3
• VCCI:2003, Class B, ITE
• C-Tick AS/NZS 3548: demonstrated by compliance with
EN 55022 Class B
• FCC part 15, Subpart B, Class B: demonstrated by compliance with
EN 55022 Class B
• Canadian ICES-003 B by compliance with EN 55022: Class B
Approvals - Safety
• EN 60950
• UL, cUL (PS-K Power adapter)
Dimensions - AXIS 210/210A • HxWxD: 38 x 88 x 157mm (1 1/2 x 3 7/16 x 6 1/5”)
• Weight: 305g (10 3/4 oz.) Power adapter excluded.
Dimensions - AXIS 211/211A • HxWxD: 38 x 95 x 172mm (1 1/2 x 3 3/4 x 6 15/16”)
• Weight: 345g (12 3/16 oz.) Power adapter excluded
Complimentary software
MPEG-4 licensing
• AXIS Media Control (AMC) - ActiveX component software required for Microsoft
Internet Explorer for Windows - installed automatically on first use
• Optional: AXIS IP Utility - for installation in Windows.
License for one MPEG-4 encoder and one MPEG-4 decoder included. Additional
licenses available from Axis dealers.
(not included)
• IP65-rated outdoor housings for installation outdoors or in adverse indoor
• Power over Ethernet midspans
• AXIS 292 Network Video Decoder
• AXIS MPEG-4 Decoder 10-user license pack
Available applications
(not included)
• AXIS Camera Station - Surveillance application for viewing, recording and
archiving up to 25 cameras
• AXIS Camera Recorder - Surveillance application for viewing and recording up to
16 cameras
• AXIS Camera Explorer – Basic software for viewing and manual recording
• See for more software applications via
52 AXIS 210/210A/211/211A - Technical Specifications
General performance considerations
When setting up your system, it is important to consider how various settings and
situations will affect performance. Some factors affect the amount of bandwidth (the bit
rate) required, others can affect the frame rate, and some will affect both. If the load on the
CPU reaches its maximum, this will also affect the frame rate.
The following factors are among the most important to consider:
• High image resolutions and/or lower compression levels result in larger images.
Bandwidth affected.
• Access by large numbers of Motion JPEG and/or unicast MPEG-4 clients. Bandwidth affected.
• Simultaneous viewing of different streams (resolution, compression, etc.) by different clients. Frame rate and bandwidth affected.
• Accessing both Motion JPEG and MPEG-4 video streams simultaneously. Frame
rate and bandwidth affected.
• Heavy usage of event settings affects the camera’s CPU load. Frame rate affected.
• Enabled motion detection. Frame rate and bandwidth affected.
• Heavy network utilization due to poor infrastructure. Bandwidth affected
• Viewing on poorly performing client PC’s lowers perceived performance. Frame
rate affected.
Optimizing your system
To see the bandwidth and frame rate currently required by the video stream, the AXIS
210/210A/211/211A provides a tool that can be used to display these values directly in the
video image.
To do this, special format strings are added as part
of a text overlay. Simply add #r (average frame
rate in fps) and/or #b (average bandwidth in kbps)
to the overlay.
For detailed instructions, please see the online help
for Video & Image > Overlay Settings, and the
help for File Naming & Date/Time Formats.
•The figures displayed here are the values as delivered by the camera. If other restrictions are
currently in force, (e.g. bandwidth limitation) these values might not correspond to those actually received by the client.
•For Motion JPEG, these values will be accurate as long as no frame rate limit has been specified.
AXIS 210/210A/211/211A - Technical Specifications
Frame rates - Motion JPEG and MPEG-4
The following table show typical frame rates in frames/second (fps) for Motion JPEG and
MPEG-4 video streams from the AXIS 210/210A/211/211A.
Note that these values are guidelines only - actual values may vary.
Motion JPEG settings:
• Viewing in AMC
• Compression level = 30%
MPEG-4 settings:
Viewing in AMC
Compression level = 30%
Video Object Type = Advanced Simple
GOV length = 8
GOV structure = IP*
Frame rates
Motion JPEG
*Note that setting the GOV structure to use “I-frames only” will increase the frame rate at the expense of
the bit rate.
As there are many factors that affect bandwidth, it is very difficult to predict the required
amounts. The settings that affect bandwidth are:
the image resolution
the image compression
the frame rate
the MPEG-4 object type
the MPEG-4 GOV structure
the maximum exposure time.
There are also factors in the monitored scene that will affect the bandwidth. These are:
• the amount of motion
• the image’s complexity
• the lighting conditions.
For MPEG-4, if there is only limited bandwidth available, and if this is more important
than the image quality, using a constant bit rate (CBR) is recommended. Use a variable bit
rate (VBR) if the image quality needs to be maintained at a higher level. If supported on the
network, consider also using MPEG-4 multicasting, as the bandwidth consumption will be
much lower.
54 AXIS 210/210A/211/211A - Troubleshooting
Checking the Firmware
One of your first actions when troubleshooting a problem should be to check the currently
installed firmware version. The latest version may contain a correction that fixes your
particular problem. The current firmware version in your camera can be seen on the page
Setup > Basic Configuration.
Upgrading the Firmware
Firmware is software that determines the functionality of the camera. When you upgrade
the firmware with a file from the Axis Web site, your camera will receive the latest
available functionality. Always read the upgrade instructions and release notes available
with each new release, before updating the firmware.
Note: Preconfigured and customized settings will be saved when the firmware is upgraded (providing the features
are available in the new firmware) although this is not guaranteed by Axis Communications. Always read
the instructions and release notes available with each new release, before upgrading the firmware.
1. Save the firmware file to your computer. The latest version of the firmware is
available free of charge from the Axis Web site at
2. Go to Setup > System Options > Maintenance in the camera’s web pages.
3. In the Upgrade Server section, browse to the desired firmware file on your
computer. Click Upgrade.
•After starting the upgrade process, always wait at least 5-10 minutes before restarting the
camera, even if you suspect the upgrade has failed.
•Your dealer reserves the right to charge for any repair attributable to faulty upgrading by the
AXIS 210/210A/211/211A - Troubleshooting
Emergency Recovery Procedure
If power or the network connection to the camera is lost during the upgrade, the process
will fail and the unit will become unresponsive. A flashing red Status LED indicates a failed
upgrade. To recover the unit, follow the steps below. The serial number is found on the
label attached to the bottom of the camera.
1. Unix/Linux - From the command line, type the following:
arp -s <IP address of camera> <Serial number> temp
ping -s 408 <IP address of camera>
Windows - From a command/DOS prompt, type the following:
arp -s <IP address of camera> <Serial number>
ping -l 408 -t <IP address of camera>
2. If the unit does not reply within a few seconds, restart it and wait for a reply. Press
CTRL+C to stop Ping.
3. Open a browser and type in the camera’s IP address. In the page that appears, use the
Browse button to select the upgrade file to use, e.g. axis210.bin or axis211.bin. Then
click the Load button to restart the upgrade process.
4. After the upgrade has completed (1-10 minutes), the unit will automatically restart and
show a steady green on the Power and Status LEDs and flashing green or amber on the
Network LED.
5. Referring to the installation guide, reinstall the camera.
If the emergency recovery procedure does not get the camera up and running again, please
contact Axis support at
Axis Support
If you contact Axis support, please help us to help you solve your problems, by providing
the server report, the log file and a brief description of the problem.
Server Report - go to Setup > System Options > Support Overview. The server report
contains important information about the server and its software, as well as a list of the
current parameters.
The Log file is available from Setup > System Options > Logs & Reports. The Log file
records events in the unit since the last system restart and can be a useful diagnostic tool
when troubleshooting.
56 AXIS 210/210A/211/211A - Troubleshooting
Symptoms, Possible Causes and Remedial Actions
Problems setting the IP address
When using ARP/Ping.
Try the installation again. The IP address must be set within two minutes after power has
been applied to the camera. Ensure the Ping length is set to 408. See the Installation
The camera is located on a different
If the IP address intended for the camera and the IP address of your computer are located
on different subnets, you will not be able to set the IP address. Contact your network
administrator to obtain an appropriate IP address.
The IP address is being used by another Disconnect the camera from the network. Run the Ping command. (In a Command/DOS
window, type ping and the IP address of the unit).
If you receive: Reply from <IP address>: bytes = 32; time = 10 ms..... - this means that
the IP address may already be in use by another device on your network. You must obtain
a new IP address and reinstall the unit.
If you see: Request timed out - this means that the IP address is available for use with
your camera. In this case, check all cabling and reinstall the unit.
Possible IP address conflict with
another device on the same subnet.
The static IP address in the camera is used before the DHCP server sets a a dynamic
address. This means that if the same default static IP address is also used by another
device, there may be problems accessing the camera. To avoid this, set the static IP
address to
The camera cannot be accessed from a browser
The IP address has been changed by
1) Move the camera to an isolated network or to one with no DHCP or BOOTP server. Set
the IP address again, using the AXIS IP Utility (see the Installation Guide) or the ARP/Ping
2) Access the unit and disable DHCP in the TCP/IP settings. Return the unit to the main
network. The unit now has a fixed IP address that will not change.
3) As an alternative to 2), if dynamic IP address via DHCP or BOOTP is required, select the
required service and then configure IP address change notification from the network settings. Return the unit to the main network. The unit will now have a dynamic IP address,
but will notify you if the address changes.
Proxy server.
If using a proxy server, try disabling the proxy setting in your browser.
Other networking problems.
Test the network cable and connectors by connecting it to another network device, then
Ping that device from your workstation. See the instructions above.
Cannot log in.
When HTTPS (AXIS 210A/211A only) is enabled, ensure that the correct protocol (HTTP or
HTTPS) is used when attempting to log in. You may need to manually type in http or
https in the browser's address bar.
Incorrect host name.
Check that the host name and DNS server settings are correct. See the basic and
advanced TCP/IP settings.
Cannot send notifications, uploads, alarms, etc, to a destination outside the local network
Firewall protection.
The camera can be configured to use a SOCKS server to reach networks on the other side
of a firewall/proxy server.
Camera is accessible locally, but not externally
Firewall protection.
Check the Internet firewall with your system administrator.
Default routers required.
Check if you need to configure the default router settings.
Poor or intermittent network connection.
Network switch.
If using a network switch, check that the port on that device uses the same setting for
the network connection type (speed/duplex) as set in the advanced TCP/IP settings.
The Auto-Negotiate setting is recommended.
AXIS 210/210A/211/211A - Troubleshooting
Video/Image problems - general
No images in browser
(Internet Explorer for Windows only)
To enable the updating of video images in Microsoft Internet Explorer for Windows, set
your browser to allow ActiveX controls. Also, make sure that AXIS Media Control (AMC)
component is installed on your workstation.
Installation of additional ActiveX com- Configure your camera to use a Java applet for updating the video images under
ponent restricted or prohibited.
Live View Config > Layout > Default Viewer for Internet Explorer. See the online help for
more information.
Image too dark or too light.
Check the video image settings. See the online help on Video and Image Settings.
Missing images in uploads.
This can occur when trying to use a larger image buffer than is actually available. Try
lowering the frame rate or the upload period.
Slow image update.
Configuring, e.g. pre-buffers, motion detection, high-resolution images, high frame rates,
etc, will reduce the performance of the camera.
Poor performance.
Poor performance may be caused by e.g. heavy network traffic, multiple users accessing
the unit, low performance clients, use of features such as Motion Detection, Event handling, Image rotation other than 180 degrees.
Image gradually gets darker or lighter.
When using the camera in locations lit by fluorescent lighting, check in the advanced
image settings that the Exposure control is set to Flicker-free.
Image loses focus often.
Disable the DC-Iris lens (AXIS 211/211A only) in the settings for Video & Image >
Advanced. Focus the camera following the instructions on page 10, and then enable the
DC-Iris lens.
Images only shown in black & white.
Check the color level setting.
Check the setting for the IR cut filter. Images are shown in color only when this filter is
enabled, i.e. when set to yes or auto.
Blurred images.
Refocus the camera. Check in the Video & Image > Advanced - Camera Settings that
DC-Iris (AXIS 211/211A only) is set to Enabled. If the images are still blurred adjust the
metal ring until the image is sharp.
Rolling dark bands or flickering in
Try adjusting the Flicker-free exposure setting under advanced image settings. Note that
the 'Hold Current'/Manual setting may cause unwanted effects.
Video/image problems - MPEG-4
Lower frame rate than expected.
Check with the administrator that there is enough bandwidth available. Check also the
settings for bit rate control, in the Video & Image > Advanced > MPEG-4 settings.
Using an inappropriate video object type can also affect the frame rate. See the online
help for more information.
Check in the AMC control panel applet (MPEG-4 tab) that video processing is not set to
Decode only I frames.
Lower the image resolution.
Reduce the number of applications running on the client computer.
No MPEG-4 displayed in the
Check that the correct network interface is selected in the AMC control panel applet
(network tab).
Check that the relevant MPEG-4 connection methods are enabled in the AMC control
panel applet (network tab).
In the AMC control applet, select the MPEG-4 tab and click the button Set to default
MPEG-4 decoder.
No multicast MPEG-4 displayed in the
Check with your network administrator that the multicast addresses used by the
AXIS 210/210A/211/211A are valid for your network.
Multicast MPEG-4 only accessible by
local clients.
Check if your router supports multicasting, or if the router settings between the client
and the server need to be configured. The TTL (Time To Live) value may need to be
58 AXIS 210/210A/211/211A - Troubleshooting
Poor rendering of MPEG-4 images.
Color depth set incorrectly on clients. Set to 16-bit or 32-bit color.
If text overlays are blurred, or if there are other rendering problems, you may need to
enable Advanced Video Rendering. This is done on the MPEG-4 tab in the AMC control
panel applet.
Ensure that your graphics card is using the latest device driver. The latest drivers can
usually be downloaded from the manufacturer's web site.
If images are degrading, try decreasing the GOV length, see “Advanced Settings” on page
Color saturation is different in MPEG-4 Modify the settings for your graphics adapter. Please see the adapter's documentation
and Motion JPEG.
for more information.
The test image does not display as expected.
Image settings.
Not all settings have an effect on the test image. For more information, see the help on
Image Settings.
The Power indicator is not constantly lit
Faulty power supply.
Check that you are using an AXIS PS-K power supply.
The Status and Network indicator LEDs are flashing red rapidly
Hardware failure.
Contact your Axis dealer.
The Status indicator LED is flashing red and the camera is inaccessible
A firmware upgrade has been interrupted or the firmware has otherwise
been damaged.
See the Emergency Recovery Procedure above.
Poor quality snapshot images
Screen incorrectly configured on your
In Display Properties, configure your screen to show at least 65000 colors, i.e. at least
16-bit. Using only 16 or 256 colors will produce dithering artifacts in the image.
Browser freezes
Netscape 7.x or Mozilla 1.4 (or later)
can sometimes freeze on a slow computer.
Lower the image resolution.
Problems uploading files
Limited space.
There is only limited space available for the upload of your own files. Try deleting one or
more existing files, to free up space.
Missing images in uploads.
This can occur when trying to use a larger image buffer than is actually available. Try
lowering the frame rate or the upload period.
Overlay is not displayed
Incorrect size or location of overlay.
The overlay may have been positioned incorrectly. Refer to the online help for information on the limitations when using image overlays and privacy masks.
Motion Detection triggers unexpectedly
Changes in luminance.
Motion detection is based upon changes in luminance in the image. This means that if
there are sudden changes in the lighting, motion detection may be mistakenly triggered.
Lower the sensitivity setting to avoid problems with luminance.
No audio (AXIS 210A/211A only)
Incorrect setup.
Check that the sound card in the PC and the connections to the speaker and microphone
are working. Ensure that the mute button is not pressed and the volume settings are correct. Ensure that full-duplex is selected if you want to have two way audio communication.
Post Content Length in proxy server.
The Post Content Length set in the proxy server is too low. Set the value of the Post Content Length in your proxy server to 1MB or more. You may need to contact your system
administrator to do this.
AXIS 210/210A/211/211A - Troubleshooting
Full duplex not supported.
Sound card does not support full-duplex. For information on how to check if your sound
card supports full-duplex, please visit
Firewall or router settings.
The AXIS 210A/211A works locally, but not externally. Check the Internet firewall settings with your system administrator or reconfigure the default router settings.
DC power not enabled for microphone. If the microphone has a built-in amplifier then the DC power must be enabled on the
Audio Settings page.
Audio volume too low/high
Volume settings incorrect.
The volume of the microphone or speaker connected to the AXIS 210A/211A is either too
high or too low. Change the volume for the speaker or microphone in the Live View page.
Input and output gain set incorrectly.
Change the input gain for the microphone and the output gain for the speaker to adjust
the audio levels on the Audio Settings page.
Poor audio quality
Too many users.
Too many users/clients connecting to the AXIS 210A/211A may affect the sound quality
adversely. Try limiting the number of clients allowed to connect on the Audio Settings
User too close to microphone.
Enable the speech filter in Audio > Advanced Settings.
Feedback from speaker.
Enable the echo cancellation filter in Audio > Advanced Settings.
Background noise.
Adjust the noise cancellation threshold and attenuation to reduce background noise
levels in Audio > Advanced Settings.
CPU overloaded.
Reduce the number of listeners and viewers and decrease the image resolution and compression.
For additional assistance, please contact your reseller or see the support pages on the Axis
Website at
60 AXIS 210/210A/211/211A - Glossary of Terms
Glossary of Terms
Active Speaker - a speaker with a built-in power amplifier.
ActiveX - A control (or set of rules) used by a browser.
ActiveX controls are often downloaded and installed
automatically as required.
ADPCM - Adaptive Differential Pulse Code Modulation.
Predicts the analog signal digitally and the difference is
AMC - AXIS Media Control. The control required for
viewing video images in Internet Explorer for Windows.
Installs automatically on first use.
API - Application Programming Interface. The Axis API can
be used for integrating Axis products into other
ARP - Address Resolution Protocol. A protocol for assigning
an IP address to a physical device address that is recognized
in the local network. The ARP command can be used to set
the IP-address for your product.
ARTPEC - Axis Real Time Picture Encoder - used for video
image compression.
CCD - Charge Coupled Device. CCD is one of the two main
types of image sensors used in digital cameras. When a
picture is taken, the CCD is struck by light coming through
the camera’s lens. Each of the thousands or millions of tiny
pixels that make up the CCD convert this light into
CGI - Common Gateway Interface. A set of rules (or a
program) that allows a Web Server to communicate with
other programs.
Client/Server - Describes the network relationship between
two computer programs in which one, the client, makes a
service request from another - the server.
dB (Decibels) - A unit to measure sound level changes. A
3dB change is the smallest level change we can hear. A 3dB
change is actually twice or half the audio power level. A
gain of 0dB will leave the signal level unchanged.
Full duplex - Transmission of data, e.g. audio, in two
directions simultaneously.
G.711 - G.711 is the international standard for encoding
telephone audio on 64 kBit/s channel. It is a pulse code
modulation (PCM) scheme operating at 8 kHz sample rate.
G.726 - Frequently used speech-compression algorithm in
telecommunications due to its high perceived speech quality
and low resource requirements.
Half duplex- A half duplex link can communicate in only
one direction, at a time. Two way communication is
possible, but not simultaneously. Walkie-talkies and CB
radios mimic this behavior in that you cannot hear the other
person if you are talking.
HTML - Hypertext Mark-up Language. Used widely for
authoring documents viewed in web browsers.
HTTP - Hypertext Transfer Protocol. The set of rules for
exchanging files (text, images, sound, video, and other files)
on the World Wide Web.
HTTPS - Hypertext Transfer Protocol over Secure Socket
Layer. A web protocol that provides encryption for page
requests from users and for the pages returned by the web
Intranet - A private network limited to an organization or
corporation. Usually closed to external traffic.
IP - Internet-Protocol. See TCP/IP.
IP address - A unique number used by a network device, to
allow it to be identified and found on the network. The
32-bit IP address is made up of four groups (or quads) of
decimal digits separated by periods. An example of an IP
address is:
ISMA - Internet Streaming Media Alliance
JPEG - A standard image format, used widely for
photographs. Also known as JPG.
LAN - A local area network (LAN) is a group of computers
and associated devices that typically share common
resources within a limited geographical area.
Linux - A popular operating system, which is “open source”
and practically free of charge.
DC-Iris - This special type of iris is electrically controlled
by the Axis camera, to automatically regulate the amount of
light allowed to enter.
Lux - A standard unit for the measurement of light, where 1
Lux equals the light emitted from a single candle at a
distance of one meter.
DNS - The Domain Name System (DNS) locates and
translates Internet domain names into IP (Internet Protocol)
Mbit/s - Megabits per second. A unit for measuring speeds
in networks. A LAN might run at 10 or 100 Mbit/s.
Ethernet - A widely used networking standard.
ETRAX - Axis' own microprocessor.
Firewall - A virtual barrier between a LAN (Local Area
Network) and other networks, e.g. the Internet.
FTP - File Transfer Protocol. Used for the simple transfer of
files to and from an FTP-server.
MPEG-4 - A standard video format, used for low bandwidth
video streams.
Multicast - The same information is sent only once and
only to the intended recipients.
NTSC - National Television Standards Committee. NTSC is
the standard format used for televisions in most of North
and Central America, and Japan.
AXIS 210/210A/211/211A - Glossary of Terms
NWAY - A network protocol that automatically negotiates
the highest possible common transmission speed between
two devices.
PAL - Phase Altering Line. PAL is the standard format used
for televisions in most of the world (other than the US,
Canada, and Japan).
PCM - Pulse Code Modulation. Analog signal converted
directly to a digital.
Ping - A small utility used for sending data packets to
network resources to check that they are working and that
the network is intact.
Pre/post alarm image - The images from immediately
before and after an alarm.
Protocol - A special set of rules governing how two entities
will communicate. Protocols are found at many levels of
communication, and there are hardware protocols and
software protocols.
Router - A device that determines the next network point to
which a packet should be forwarded on its way to its final
destination. A router is often included as part of a network
switch (see below).
RTP- Real-Time Transfer Protocol. A transfer protocol
designed for delivery of live contents, e.g. MPEG-4.
Simplex - In simplex operation, a network cable or
communications channel can only send information in one
SMTP - A common e-mail protocol.
SNMP - Simple Network Management Protocol. An
application layer protocol that facilitates the exchange of
management information between network devices. It is
part of the Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol
(TCP/IP) protocol suite.
Subnet Mask - An IP address consists of two components:
the network address and the host address. “Subnetting’
enables a network administrator to further divide the host
part of the address into two or more subnets. The subnet
mask identifies the subnet to which an IP address belongs.
Switch - Whilst a simple hub transmits all data to all
devices connected to it, a switch only transmits the data to
the device it is specifically intended for.
TCP/IP - Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol. A
suite of network protocols that determine how data is
transmitted. TCP/IP is used on many networks, including the
Internet. TCP keeps track of the individual packets of
information and IP contains the rules for how the packets
are actually sent and received.
URL - Uniform Resource Locator. An “address" on the
Varifocal - A varifocal lens provides a wide range of focal
lengths, as opposed to a lens with a fixed focal length,
which only provides one.
WAN - Wide-Area-Network. Similar to a LAN, but on a
larger geographical scale.
Web server - A program on a computer (server) providing
the resources (e.g. web pages) requested by the user (client).
62 AXIS 210/210A/211/211A - Index
Accessing the video stream 15
Action 33
Action Buttons 11, 30
Active/Inactive 30
Administrator 18
Advanced Simple profile 13
Alarm 36, 47
AMC Viewer Toolbar 12
Audio 24
Audio input 25
Audio mode 24
Audio output 26
Auxiliary Power 47
AXIS Media Control 15, 25
Backup 45
Bandwidth 13, 53
Bit rate 13
Buffer Size 35
Buffers 35
CGI links 30
Control Button 8, 46
Custom settings 28
Event Types 34
Events 33
External Video 31
External Video Source 11
Factory Default Settings 46
Frame rate 20
FTP Server 33
Full duplex 6, 24, 25
Half duplex 6, 24, 25
Host Name 41
HTML Examples 31
HTTP Server 33
HTTPS 6, 39, 42
I/O Ports 44
I/O Terminal Connector 8, 47
Include Windows 36
Input 47
IP Address Filtering 38
Live View 11, 18
Live View Config 28
Logs & Reports 45
Date & Time 40
DC Power 47
DC-Iris 6
DNS Configuration 41
DNS Server 41
Domain Name 41
Emergency Recovery 55
Event Servers 33
Motion Detection 36
Motion JPEG 13, 16
MPEG-4 5, 13, 16
MPEG-4 protocols 14
Multicasting 14
NAT Traversal 42
Network Connector 8
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Network Settings 40
NTP Configuration 41
NTP Server 40
Other MPEG-4 clients 16
Output 47
Output Buttons 30
Output buttons 11
Own home page 29
Own web files 29
Pinout - I/O connectors 47
PoE 6, 8
Port Status 37
Ports & Devices 44
Post-trigger Buffer 35
Power Connector 8
Power over Ethernet 6
Pre-trigger Buffer 35
Pulse 11, 30
Push to talk 25
Recovery 55
Referrals 38
Restore 44, 45
RTP 14
Scheduled Event 33, 35
Security 38
Sequence Mode 11, 31
Sequence mode 11
Serial Number 8
Server Time 40
Services 40
Simple profile 13
Simplex 6, 24
Snapshot button 11
SNMP 6, 43
Streaming MPEG-4 14
Support 45
Synchronization 16
System Options 38
TCP Server 33
TCP/IP Settings 40
Text overlay 20
Time Mode 40
Triggered Event 33
Troubleshooting 54
Two-way audio 6
UDP 14
Unicasting 14
Upgrade Server 44
Upload overlay/mask 21
Uploading web files 29
User Defined Links 29
Users 38
Variable bit rate 13
View Size 11
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Name> Quick User’s Guide
AXIS 210/210A/211/211A User’s Manual Rev. 4.2 Part No: 25664
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