Operating Instructions BL-C111A (Wired Type) Model BL

Operating Instructions BL-C111A (Wired Type) Model BL

BL-C111A

Operating Instructions

Network Camera

Model

BL-C111A (Wired Type)

BL-C131A (Wireless/Wired Type)

BL-C131A

Please read this document before using the product, and save this document for future reference.

Panasonic Network Camera Website: http://www.panasonic.com/netcam

for customers in the USA or Puerto Rico

Main Features

On-site and remote camera monitoring

Camera images can be monitored from a PC, both on-site and over the Internet. You can even use your mobile phone to view still images when you’re out of the house.

MPEG-4 and Motion JPEG (MJPEG) support

Live camera images can be viewed and recorded in both MPEG-4 and MJPEG formats, allowing you to select the video format that best suits your needs.

Built-in sensor

The camera features a built-in pyroelectric infrared sensor, which uses infrared rays to detect temperature differences within its range that are emitted naturally by people, animals, etc. The sensor can be used to trigger the camera to buffer (i.e., temporarily store) camera images in its memory. You can view these images later as desired. The sensor can also be used to trigger the camera to transfer images to someone or somewhere, by FTP, E-mail, or HTTP.

Motion detection feature

The camera’s motion detection feature allows you to buffer or transfer camera images when the camera detects motion in the camera image.

Camera image recording, playback, and sharing

Camera images can be automatically buffered at specific times, when the camera's sensor is triggered, or when the camera detects motion. You can program the camera to buffer these camera images, and then you can play back these images later while accessing the camera or save them to your PC. You can also program the camera to transfer images via E-mail or upload them to an FTP or HTTP server as they are being recorded.

Digital zoom

The camera has a digital zoom feature that allows you to zoom up to 10

´ (by area) and get a closer look. You can use your mouse to zoom in and out simply.

Protecting your privacy

Simply press the camera's PRIVACY button to hide the lens from view and protect your privacy. You can even activate the privacy mode while away from home.

UPnP™ support

When connecting the camera to a UPnP™ compatible router, the camera’s network settings can be

automatically configured, making setup quick and easy. For more information, see Page 71.

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Viewnetcam.com support

After registering your camera with the Viewnetcam.com service, you can access the camera while away from home using an easy to remember Internet address of your choosing, such as bob.viewnetcam.com. For

more information, see Page 75.

Multi-language support

The most commonly used camera pages can be displayed in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish,

Russian, Simplified Chinese, Korean, and Japanese. All camera pages can be displayed in English, Simplified

Chinese, and Japanese.

Wireless connectivity (BL-C131A only)

The BL-C131A supports wireless standards IEEE 802.11b and IEEE 802.11g, giving you the option of using the camera in either wired or wireless mode. When used in wireless mode, up to 152-bit encryption ensures that access to the camera is secure.

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Other Information

About this documentation

This manual is written for both the BL-C111A (Wired Type) and BL-C131A (Wireless/Wired Type). Available features and operations vary slightly depending on the model. You can confirm the model no. of your camera by checking the model no. printed on the front of the camera.

The camera illustrations in this document depict the BL-C131A.

Trademarks

Adobe and Reader are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the

United States and/or other countries.

Microsoft, Windows, Hotmail, ActiveX, Internet Explorer, and Windows Media are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

Pentium is a trademark or registered trademark of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.

Screen shots reprinted with permission from Microsoft Corporation.

All other trademarks identified herein are the property of their respective owners.

This software is based in part on the work of the Independent JPEG Group.

Abbreviations

UPnP is the abbreviation for “Universal Plug and Play”.

The Network Camera is referred to as “the camera” in this document.

The Setup CD-ROM is referred to as “the CD-ROM” in this document.

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Table of Contents

1 Camera Monitoring ..................................................................................7

1.1

1.2

1.2.1

1.2.2

1.2.3

1.2.4

1.2.5

1.2.6

1.2.7

1.2.8

1.2.9

1.3

Accessing the Camera ...................................................................................................7

Viewing Live Camera Images ........................................................................................9

Using the Operation Bar .................................................................................................14

Aiming the Camera Lens ................................................................................................15

Limiting the Pan/Tilt Range ............................................................................................17

White Balance ................................................................................................................18

Video Images (MJPEG and MPEG-4) and Image Refresh Rate ....................................19

Zooming .........................................................................................................................20

Taking Snapshots ...........................................................................................................21

Registering and Changing Presets .................................................................................22

Audio Features ...............................................................................................................23

Viewing Multiple Camera Images ................................................................................24

2 Using Triggers to Buffer and Transfer Images ....................................26

2.5.1

2.5.2

2.6

2.7

2.8

2.9

2.10

2.1

2.2

2.3

2.4

2.4.1

2.4.2

2.4.3

2.5

Configuring a Timer Trigger ........................................................................................27

Configuring a Sensor or Motion Detection Trigger ...................................................30

Disabling and Enabling a Trigger ...............................................................................35

Configuring the Camera to Transfer Images .............................................................36

Transferring Images by FTP ...........................................................................................37

Transferring Images by E-mail .......................................................................................39

Transferring Images by HTTP ........................................................................................42

Configuring the Camera to Send Trigger Notifications ............................................44

Sending Trigger Notifications by E-mail .........................................................................45

Sending Trigger Notifications by HTTP ..........................................................................48

Viewing Buffered Images .............................................................................................50

Deleting Buffered Images ............................................................................................54

Adjusting Sensor Sensitivity .......................................................................................56

Adjusting Motion Detection Sensitivity ......................................................................57

Sending Alarm Log Information ..................................................................................59

3 Mobile Phone Features ..........................................................................62

3.1

3.2

3.3

3.4

Accessing the Camera from Your Mobile Phone ......................................................63

Viewing Still Images on Your Mobile Phone ..............................................................64

Viewing Alarm Logs on Your Mobile Phone ..............................................................65

Enabling and Disabling Image Buffering Using Your Mobile Phone .......................66

4 Configuring the Camera for Access from the Internet .......................67

4.1

4.2

4.2.1

4.2.2

4.3

Configuring Port Forwarding ......................................................................................71

Configuring the Camera to Use a Dynamic DNS Service .........................................74

Configuring the Camera to Use Viewnetcam.com .........................................................75

Configuring the Camera to Use a Third-party Dynamic DNS Service ............................78

Confirming Internet Access ........................................................................................80

5 Changing Camera Settings ...................................................................81

5.1

5.1.1

5.1.2

5.2

5.2.1

5.2.2

5.3

Network Settings ..........................................................................................................81

Network (IPv4) Settings ..................................................................................................82

Proxy Server Settings .....................................................................................................87

Using the Camera in Wireless Mode (BL-C131A Only) .............................................88

Configuring the Camera for Wireless Connection (BL-C131A Only) ..............................89

Restarting the Camera in Wireless Mode (BL-C131A Only) ..........................................93

UPnP™ Settings ...........................................................................................................94

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5.4

5.5

5.6

5.7

Setting the Date and Time ...........................................................................................95

Changing Basic Camera Settings ...............................................................................97

Changing Audio Settings ............................................................................................98

Changing Video Streaming Settings ..........................................................................99

6 User Accounts ......................................................................................102

6.1

6.2

6.3

6.4

6.5

Understanding User Accounts ..................................................................................102

Changing the Administrator User Name and Password .........................................103

General Users .............................................................................................................104

Guest Users ................................................................................................................107

The Login Tab .............................................................................................................109

7 Advanced Settings ...............................................................................110

7.1

7.2

7.3

7.4

7.5

Changing Image Display Settings ............................................................................110

Registering Multiple Cameras ...................................................................................113

Specifying Operation Times ......................................................................................115

Changing the Indicator Display ................................................................................117

Privacy Mode ..............................................................................................................118

8 Camera Administration and Maintenance .........................................119

8.1

8.2

8.3

8.4

8.5

8.6

8.7

8.8

8.9

Confirming Camera Status ........................................................................................119

Confirming Wireless Status (BL-C131A Only) .........................................................120

Confirming Session Status .......................................................................................121

Confirming Alarm Logs .............................................................................................122

Restarting the Camera ...............................................................................................123

Updating the Camera Firmware ................................................................................124

Saving Settings in a Configuration File ...................................................................125

Restoring Settings from a Configuration File ..........................................................126

Resetting the Camera ................................................................................................127

9 The [Support] Tab ................................................................................129

10 Using IPv6 .............................................................................................130

10.1

10.2

10.3

10.4

Configuring Your Router for IPv6 .............................................................................131

Configuring Your PC for IPv6 ....................................................................................132

Configuring Your Camera for IPv6 ...........................................................................133

Accessing the Camera in IPv6 Mode ........................................................................136

11 PC Settings ...........................................................................................137

11.1

11.2

11.3

11.4

Proxy Server Settings ................................................................................................137

Creating a Shortcut to the Camera ...........................................................................140

Changing the [Temporary Internet files] Setting .....................................................141

About the MPEG-4 Viewer Program .........................................................................142

12 Using the Setup Program ....................................................................143

13 Technical Information ..........................................................................146

13.1

13.2

13.3

13.4

13.5

Cleaning the Camera ..................................................................................................146

ASCII Character Table ................................................................................................147

Internal Memory Specifications for Buffered Images .............................................148

Default Setting List .....................................................................................................149

Specifications .............................................................................................................153

Index............................................................................................................155

6 Operating Instructions

1.1 Accessing the Camera

1 Camera Monitoring

1.1 Accessing the Camera

You will need to know the following information to access the camera.

The camera’s IP address (e.g., 192.168.0.253) or URL (e.g., bob.viewnetcam.com)

The port number of the camera, if it is not 80.

The user name and password required to access the camera, which were set during camera setup.

1.

Start your PC’s web browser.

2.

In the browser’s address bar, enter http:// followed by the IP address of the camera, then press

[Enter] on the keyboard.

Example: http://192.168.0.253

If the camera’s port number is a port number other than 80, enter “:” and the port number after the IP address.

Example: http://192.168.0.253:50001

If you have registered with a DNS service, such as Viewnetcam.com (see Page 75), enter the URL

instead of the IP address. Note that accessing the camera this way may only work when you are accessing the camera from outside, i.e., from a PC that is not connected to the same network as the camera.

Example: http://bob.viewnetcam.com

3.

When the authentication dialog is displayed, enter the user name and password, then click [OK]. The top page is displayed.

Note

If the authentication dialog is not displayed, click the [Login] tab after the camera’s top page is

displayed. For more information, see Page 109.

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1.1 Accessing the Camera

4.

After the top page is displayed, click the desired tab. (Depending on how the camera has been configured, certain tabs may not be displayed.)

A B C D E F G H I

J

K

L

M

XXXX

Version XXX

Running in IPv4 mode.

A.

To display the top page

B.

To view images from this camera (see Page 9)

C.

To view images from multiple cameras (see Page 24)

D.

To view buffered camera images (see Page 50)

E.

To configure the camera

F.

To configure the camera to be accessed over the Internet (see Page 67)

G.

To confirm camera status and perform camera maintenance (see Page 119)

H.

To view URLs for Panasonic Network Camera support sites on the Internet (see Page 129)

I.

To log in to the camera as the administrator or as a general user (see Page 109)

J.

Click the desired display language

K.

Displays the camera’s model number

L.

Displays the camera’s firmware version number

M.

Displays [IPv4] or [IPv6] depending on the camera’s network configuration

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1.2 Viewing Live Camera Images

1.2 Viewing Live Camera Images

1.

Access the camera (see Page 7).

2.

Click the [Single] tab.

ActiveX® Controls must be installed in order to view MPEG-4 images, MJPEG images, or to use audio features. If the appropriate ActiveX Control is not installed, the camera will prompt you to install them.

For more information see Page 11 or Page 12 depending on which operating system you are using.

If the [Security Warning] dialog is displayed, see Page 12.

If the camera image is not displayed, or if the ActiveX message is displayed at the top of the screen,

see Page 12.

The single camera page

A B C D E F G

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H

Text Overlay

I J

A.

Snapshot button (see Page 21)

B.

Date and time overlay, alarm state overlay (see Page 110)

C.

Listen button (see Page 23)

D.

Volume slider (see Page 23)

E.

Camera name (see Page 110)

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1.2 Viewing Live Camera Images

F.

Camera image (click an area of the camera image to use the click to center feature (see Page 15), or

use your mouse to use the digital zoom feature (see Page 20) when displaying MJPEG video)

G.

Full-screen button (click to view the image in 4:3 full-screen mode; click to return to normal mode)

H.

Operation bar (see Page 14)

I.

Text overlay (see Page 110)

J.

Banner (see Page 110)

Note

If no camera image is displayed, ActiveX Controls may not be installed. See Page 11 or Page 12

for more information.

The default settings for [Refresh Rate], [Resolution], and [Image Quality] that are used each time the

single camera page is accessed can be changed (see Page 110).

If the camera image is not displayed immediately or correctly, click your web browser’s refresh button to display the latest camera image.

Using the [Refresh Rate] selector in the operation bar, you can select whether video images

([MPEG-4] or [MJPEG]) are displayed, or still images that are refreshed periodically (3 seconds, 5 seconds, etc.) are displayed.

The image refresh rate may vary depending on network conditions, PC performance, the number of people accessing the camera, and the type of objects being viewed.

To reduce data traffic when other users are accessing the camera, you can configure the camera to automatically switch from displaying video images to still images. Set the [Video Display Time] for

general users (see Page 104) and for guest users (see Page 107).

When the camera is in a dark environment, Color Night View mode (if enabled; see Page 97)

automatically brightens the image, however the image refresh rate may decrease (i.e., images may appear “choppy”) and overall image quality may decrease (i.e., images may appear grainy).

When the camera is in a dark environment, white or colored dots or horizontal lines may be displayed in the camera image. This is a characteristic of the camera’s optical sensor, and is not a malfunction.

A gray screen is displayed instead of the camera image in the following situations:

The camera’s privacy mode (see Page 118) has been turned on.

Too many users are accessing the camera. The camera allows up to 30 users to view video images and buffered images simultaneously. Additional users will see a gray screen, and [The maximum number of accesses has been exceeded.] will be displayed under the camera image. Click your web browser’s refresh button periodically until you are allowed to view video images, or use the

[Refresh Rate] selector to select to view still images.

The camera is configured to not display images at this time of day (see Page 115). [The operation

time has ended.] will be displayed under the camera image.

BL-C131A only: If using the camera in wireless mode, camera images will stop refreshing if there is a disturbance in the wireless signal. If you experience difficulty when accessing the camera in wireless mode, refer to the 1.4 Wireless Connection Issues (BL-C131A Only) in the Troubleshooting Guide.

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1.2 Viewing Live Camera Images

ActiveX dialog for Windows XP Service Pack 2

To view video images (i.e., MPEG-4 and MJPEG images) or use the camera’s audio features, the corresponding ActiveX Controls must be installed on your PC. Follow the steps below to install ActiveX Control when using Windows XP Service Pack 2.

Note

If ActiveX Controls cannot be installed, download them from the Panasonic Network Camera website

(http://panasonic.co.jp/pcc/products/en/netwkcam/).

1.

When the ActiveX Control message is displayed in Internet Explorer®, click the message and select [Install

ActiveX Control...].

2.

Click [Install].

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1.2 Viewing Live Camera Images

Security Warning dialog (for Windows 2000)

To view video images (i.e., MPEG-4 and MJPEG images) or use the camera’s audio features, ActiveX Controls must be installed on your PC. If ActiveX Controls need to be installed on your PC, the [Security Warning] dialog will be displayed when trying to view video images (MPEG-4 or MJPEG) for the first time. You can install

ActiveX Controls by clicking [Yes] when the following dialog is displayed, however, you must be logged into your PC as a user with Administrator privileges.

Note

If ActiveX Controls cannot be installed, download them from the Panasonic Network Camera website

(http://panasonic.co.jp/pcc/products/en/netwkcam/).

If you cannot install ActiveX Controls

If you cannot see video (MPEG-4 or MJPEG) images in Internet Explorer

Confirm the following Internet Explorer settings.

1.

Click [Tools]

®[Internet Options]®[Security] tab and click [Custom level] on the web browser.

2.

Under [Download signed ActiveX controls], select [Prompt].

3.

Under [Run ActiveX controls and plug-ins], select [Enable].

If you need to install ActiveX Controls, you can download them from the Panasonic Network Camera support site (http://panasonic.co.jp/pcc/products/en/netwkcam) or install them using the CD-ROM included with your camera.

1.

After downloading the ActiveX Controls installer or inserting the CD-ROM in your PC, restart the PC.

2.

Confirm that Internet Explorer is closed.

3.

Double-click the downloaded ActiveX Controls installer, or open the [ocx] folder on the CD-ROM and double-click [ActiveXInst.exe].

Note

After installing or enabling ActiveX Controls, you may need to wait a moment before camera images are displayed.

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1.2 Viewing Live Camera Images

If you use a proxy server, see Page 137.

If your computer or your network uses a firewall for security purposes, the firewall may prevent video images from being displayed. In this case, you can use the [Refresh Rate] selector to select to view still images. If you want to view video images, consult your network administrator.

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1.2.1 Using the Operation Bar

1.2.1 Using the Operation Bar

A

B

C

D

E

J

I

F

G

H

K

L

The operation bar is displayed to the left of the camera image when viewing images from a single camera, and provides the following features.

A.

End Display and Preset Display: When the lens has reached the end of its pan or tilt range, the appropriate message will be displayed here ([Left End],

[Right End], [Up End] or [Down End]). Additionally, when a preset (see

Page 22) is selected, the name of the preset is displayed here (except

[Home Position]).

B.

Pan and Tilt Scan Buttons: Allow you to pan or tilt the lens to its maximum pan or tilt range. The lens returns to the original position when finished.

C.

Navigation Buttons: Allow you to pan the lens left and right, and tilt the lens up and down. Click the center navigation button to move the lens to the home position.

D.

Pan/Tilt Range Button: Allows you to limit the pan and tilt range of the

camera’s lens (see Page 17).

E.

Preset Program Button: Allows you to add, change, or delete presets (see

Page 22).

F.

Preset Selection Buttons and Menu: Allow you to move the lens to a preprogrammed position. Click buttons 1–8 to move the lens to the corresponding preset, or select the desired preset from the pull-down menu.

G.

Brightness Controls: Allow you to change the brightness of the displayed image. Click [-] to darken the image, [+] to brighten the image, and [STD] to return the image to the standard brightness level. There are a total of 9 brightness levels available.

H.

White Balance Selector: Allows you to adjust the white balance to match the environment of the camera. Change this setting to achieve the most nat-

ural looking colors (see Page 18).

I.

Refresh Rate Selector: Determines how often the camera image is refresh-

ed (see Page 19). Select [MPEG-4] or [MJPEG] to view video images, or

one of the other settings to view still images (JPEG format) that are refreshed only periodically. For example, selecting [3 s] will refresh the camera image once every 3 seconds.

J.

Image Resolution Selector: Determines the resolution of the image (i.e., the size of the image in pixels) that is displayed.

K.

Image Quality Selector: Allows you to select the image quality. Select [Favor

Clarity] for optimal image clarity, [Favor Motion] for optimal motion quality, and [Standard] for standard image quality. This selector is not displayed when

[MPEG-4] is selected under [Refresh Rate].

L.

Streaming Method Selector: Allows you to select the method used to stream

MPEG-4 images from the camera (see Page 19). This selector is displayed

only when [MPEG-4] is selected under [Refresh Rate]. To stream MPEG-4 images using Multicast, you must first configure the camera for multicasting

(see Page 99), after which [Multicast] is available from this pull-down menu.

Note

Brightness and white balance settings are reset each time the camera is turned on, however, the current

settings are saved when registering a preset (see Page 22) are those settings are used when viewing

a preset.

The camera lens moves to the home position when it is turned on. You can change the home position

if necessary (see Page 22).

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1.2.2 Aiming the Camera Lens

1.2.2 Aiming the Camera Lens

The camera can be panned from -50 ° to +50 ° from the center position, and tilted from -40 ° to +10 ° from the center position. If the [Pan/Tilt Range] button was used to limit the maximum pan and tilt range of the camera

(see Page 17), the lens can only be moved to the maximum pan or tilt range allowed.

1

2

1.

Pan: -50 ° to +50 °

2.

Tilt: -40 ° to +10 °

There are several ways you can move the camera lens to view the desired image, as described in this section.

Note

Do not apply pressure to the pan/tilt portion of the camera. Any forced movement can damage the camera.

Click to center

Allows you to quickly and easily center the camera image on the desired point. Simply move the mouse cursor to the desired point in the camera image, and click. Note that the camera may not be able to center on the clicked point if it is outside of the pan and tilt range of the lens.

This feature can be disabled for general users (see Page 104) and for guest users (see Page 107). Note,

however, that if the click to center feature is disabled, users can still use this feature when using the digital zoom feature. Users can click to center the image within the zoomed area, but the lens will not pan or tilt.

Pan and tilt scan buttons

Allow you to pan or tilt the lens to its maximum pan or tilt range. The lens returns to the original position when finished.

This feature can be disabled for general users (see Page 104) and for guest users (see Page 107).

Navigation buttons

Allow you to pan the lens left and right, and tilt the lens up and down. Click the center navigation button to move the lens to the home position.

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1.2.2 Aiming the Camera Lens

The camera lens moves to the home position when it is turned on. You can change the home position if

necessary (see Page 22).

This feature can be disabled for general users (see Page 104) and for guest users (see Page 107).

Presets

Allow you to move the lens to a pre-programmed position (see Page 22). Click buttons 1–8 to move the lens

to the corresponding preset, or select the desired preset from the pull-down menu. You can also move the lens to the home position by clicking the center navigation button.

This feature can be disabled for general users (see Page 104) and for guest users (see Page 107).

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1.2.3 Limiting the Pan/Tilt Range

You can limit the maximum pan and tilt range of the camera’s lens.

Note

This feature is available to the camera administrator only.

1.

Click the [Pan/Tilt Range] button in the operation bar.

1.2.3 Limiting the Pan/Tilt Range

2.

Aim the camera to the leftmost point you want to allow to be seen, then click .

3.

Aim the camera to the rightmost point you want to allow to be seen, then click .

4.

Aim the camera to the uppermost point you want to allow to be seen, then click .

5.

Aim the camera to the lowermost point you want to allow to be seen, then click .

6.

Click [Save].

Note

You can aim the camera by clicking on the desired navigation button, or by using the click to center feature.

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1.2.4 White Balance

1.2.4 White Balance

While viewing camera images on the single camera page, you can use the [White Balance] selector to adjust the camera’s image to match the environment of the camera. Change this setting to achieve the most natural looking colors.

The following settings are available.

[Auto]: White balance is adjusted automatically according to the image being displayed

[Indoor]: Electric bulb (2800 K)

[Fluorescent (White)]: White type fluorescent light (4000 K)

[Fluorescent (Daylight)]: Daylight type fluorescent light (4800 K)

[Outdoor]: Solar light (6000 K)

[Hold]: Maintains the current white balance setting

Note

The current white balance setting is saved when you register a preset (see Page 22).

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1.2.5 Video Images (MJPEG and MPEG-4) and Image Refresh Rate

1.2.5 Video Images (MJPEG and MPEG-4) and Image Refresh Rate

Using the [Refresh Rate] selector in the operation bar, you can select whether video images ([MPEG-4] or

[MJPEG]) are displayed, or still images that are refreshed periodically (3 seconds, 5 seconds, etc.) are displayed. You can change the default setting for [Refresh Rate] that is used each time the single camera page

is accessed (see Page 110).

MJPEG

MJPEG (Motion JPEG) is a video format that displays a continuous series of still images. Because each MJPEG frame is a still image, this format offers high-quality images, but uses more bandwidth. To view images in

MJPEG format, set the [Refresh Rate] selector to [MJPEG].

MPEG-4

MPEG-4 is a video format that updates images only when there is a variation in the image displayed, and as a result, requires less bandwidth. To view images in MPEG-4 format, set the [Refresh Rate] selector to

[MPEG-4], then select the desired streaming format under [Streaming Method]. MPEG-4 images can be

streamed using multicast, unicast, and HTTP (see Page 99).

[Multicast] (Multicast RTP): Multicast allows you to stream the same data over the network to multiple parties, thus reducing the amount of data that is sent over the network. In order to use multicast, your router must be configured to allow multicast packets to be sent, and the camera must be configured for

multicasting (see Page 99).

[Unicast] (Unicast RTP): While no special settings are required to stream video using unicast, video is streamed to each individual user viewing MPEG-4 images, which creates more network traffic as more users access the camera.

[HTTP] (RTP over HTTP): When streaming video using HTTP, data is sent using the commonly used TCP protocol, which means video can be viewed with fewer restrictions, as opposed to multicast and unicast, which use the UDP protocol. However, this streaming format requires more bandwidth than the other formats.

Still Images

Still images that are refreshed periodically can be displayed instead of video images by selecting the desired refresh rate. For example, selecting [3 s] will refresh the camera image once every 3 seconds.

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1.2.6 Zooming

1.2.6 Zooming

The camera has a digital zoom feature that allows you to zoom up to 10x (by area) and get a closer look. You can use your mouse to zoom in and out simply. There are 2 ways to use the zoom feature, as explained later in this section.

The zoom feature can be used when:

Viewing video images on the single camera page

Viewing video images from multiple cameras on the multi camera page

Viewing buffered video images on the buffered image page

Note

Zooming is not available for MPEG-4 images.

Zooming is not available when viewing camera images on a mobile phone.

The zoom magnification (

´1.0–´10.0) is displayed briefly while zooming.

As the magnification increases, image quality decreases.

You can move the lens as normal (selecting a preset, using the navigation buttons, etc.) even when zooming.

The digital zoom uses the ActiveX Controls installed on your PC; the lens itself does not zoom. This means that while you are looking at a zoomed image, for example, another user can be looking at the same image with no zoom.

Zooming with the scroll wheel

With the cursor placed over the camera image, rotate the scroll wheel away from you to zoom in, and rotate the scroll wheel toward you to zoom out. Note that the zoom speed depends on your mouse performance and your PC’s mouse settings.

1

2

1.

Zoom in

2.

Zoom out

Zooming with the right mouse button

Right-click the upper part of the image to zoom in, and right-click the lower part of the image to zoom out.

1

1.

Zoom in

2.

Zoom out

2

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1.2.7 Taking Snapshots

1.2.7 Taking Snapshots

You can take snapshots while viewing camera images and save them on your PC.

1.

Click the snapshot button ( ).

The camera image opens in a new window.

2.

Right-click the image, and select [Save Picture As...].

The [Save as] dialog appears.

3.

Enter a name for the file.

4.

Specify where you want to save the file, then click [Save].

5.

Click [Close].

Note

Snapshots are saved in high-quality JPEG format automatically. The image quality of the saved snapshot will be higher than the actual image being viewed.

This feature can be disabled for general users (see Page 104) and for guest users (see Page 107).

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1.2.8 Registering and Changing Presets

1.2.8 Registering and Changing Presets

Presets allow you to easily aim the camera lens in the desired direction. The following presets can be registered:

Home position (the direction that the lens moves to when you turn the camera on or click the center navigator button)

Sensor position

Presets 1–8

Additionally, the first 4 presets are set by default.

1: Upper Left

2: Upper Right

3: Lower Left

4: Lower Right

Viewing a preset

You can move the lens to a preset position in the following ways:

Click the center navigator button (to move the lens to the home position)

Click [Preset] and select a preset from the pull-down menu

Click a blue preset button (1–8) (Unregistered preset buttons are displayed in white.)

Registering or changing a preset

Note

This feature is available to the camera administrator only.

1.

Confirm that you are logged in to the camera as the administrator.

2.

Click [Program].

3.

Aim the camera in the desired direction.

4.

Adjust the brightness and white balance settings if desired. The brightness and white balance settings will be registered to the preset.

5.

Under [Preset Number], select the desired preset from the pull-down menu.

6.

Enter a name for the preset (max. 15 characters).

You cannot rename the home position or sensor position.

See Page 147 for a list of valid characters. Note that [Space], ["], ['], [&], [<] and [>] cannot be used.

7.

Click [Save] to register the preset, or click [Back] to cancel.

When [Success!] is displayed, click [Back] to continue.

Deleting a preset

Note

This feature is available to the camera administrator only.

1.

Confirm that you are logged in to the camera as the administrator.

2.

Click [Program].

3.

Under [Preset Number], select the desired preset from the pull-down menu.

You cannot delete the home position or sensor position.

4.

Click [Delete] to delete the preset, or click [Back] to cancel.

When [Success!] is displayed, click [Back] to continue.

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1.2.9 Audio Features

1.2.9 Audio Features

While viewing live images from the camera, you can monitor the audio from the camera’s built-in microphone.

1.

Confirm that the listen button ( ) is displayed.

You can mute the audio by pressing the listen button. It will change to the mute button ( ).

Press the mute button to turn off the mute and monitor the audio again.

2.

Adjust the volume using the volume slider ( ).

Note

This feature can be disabled for general users (see Page 104) and for guest users (see Page 107).

By default the microphone is automatically muted when the lens is panning or tilting. You can change

this setting if desired, as well as adjust the sensitivity of the microphone (see Page 98).

The audio may be interrupted or delayed due to your PC’s performance, the network environment, if you are running other applications, or if you have multiple windows open. Close other applications and

windows or reduce the maximum bandwidth (see Page 82 or Page 133) for best performance.

When the image is refreshed (such as during preset registration or when clicking your browser’s refresh button), the volume is reset to the center position and the mute will be turned off (i.e., audio will be heard again).

If you experience difficulty when using audio features, refer to 1.10 Audio Issues in the Troubleshooting

Guide.

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A

B

C

D

E

1.3 Viewing Multiple Camera Images

1.3 Viewing Multiple Camera Images

You can register other Panasonic Network Cameras to this camera (see Page 113) and use the multi camera

page to view images from multiple cameras. After you have registered the other cameras to this camera (up to 16 cameras can be registered), follow the procedure below to view camera images.

1.

Access the camera (see Page 7).

2.

Click the [Multi] tab.

The multi camera screen

F G H I J K L

Text Overlay Text Overlay

Text Overlay Text Overlay

A.

Changes the number of cameras displayed

B.

Switches the display to a different set of cameras

C.

Determines the video format of images displayed, or how often the camera images are refreshed

D.

Determines the resolution (i.e., the number of pixels) that are displayed for each image

E.

Text overlay (see Page 110)

*1

F.

Full-screen button (click to view the image in 4:3 full-screen mode; click to return to normal mode)

G.

Date and time overlay, alarm status overlay (see Page 110)

*1

H.

Snapshot button (see Page 21)

I.

Listen button

*2

(see Page 23)

*2

J.

Volume slider

*2

(see Page 23)

*2

K.

Camera name (see Page 113; click to view the selected camera’s image in a new window)

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1.3 Viewing Multiple Camera Images

L.

Camera image (click an area of the camera image to use the click to center feature (see Page 15)

*3

, or use your mouse to use the digital zoom feature when displaying MJPEG video)

*2

*3

*1

Overlays are displayed only if they are configured for the camera (see Page 110). For other cameras, overlays cannot be displayed

if the other cameras do not support the overlay feature.

The audio controls displayed for other cameras depend on the audio features supported by the other cameras.

If the camera does not support pan and tilt features, this feature is not available.

Note

If a camera configured for the multi camera page is configured to not allow access from guest users, an authentication dialog will be displayed for that camera. You will need to enter a valid user name and password in order to view images from that camera.

The default settings for [Refresh Rate] and [Resolution] that are used each time the multi camera page

is accessed can be changed (see Page 110).

If a camera displayed on the multi camera page is configured to not allow general users or guest users to access certain features (audio, pan/tilt, etc.), those features are not available and their corresponding buttons or controls will not be displayed.

When [16 Screens] is selected as the number of cameras displayed, all images are displayed in

192

´ 144 pixel resolution, images are displayed as still images, and the audio controls are not displayed.

640

´ 480 pixel images cannot be displayed on the multi camera page.

When viewing video images, we recommend connecting the cameras using an Ethernet switching hub instead of a repeater hub to improve image refresh rate.

As a general guideline, about 3 to 4 Mbps of bandwidth are required to display 4 camera images. If you do not have enough bandwidth, the refresh rate may decrease.

The image refresh rate may vary depending on network conditions, PC performance, the number of people accessing the cameras, and the type of objects being viewed.

When the refresh rate is too slow, you may be able to improve the refresh rate by limiting the bandwidth

(see Page 82 or Page 133).

To reduce data traffic, you can configure the camera to automatically switch from displaying video

images to still images. Set the [Video Display Time] for general users (see Page 104) and for guest

users (see Page 107).

Image quality for MJPEG and still images cannot be changed directly on the multi camera page. This

setting is determined on the [Image Display] page (see Page 110).

MPEG-4 images displayed on the multi camera page are streamed using the HTTP protocol.

When a camera image is not displayed

Confirm the settings on the multi camera setup page (see Page 113).

When configuring cameras for the multi camera page, make sure that the cameras you want to access from the Internet have been registered to this camera using their global IP addresses. For Internet access, local IP addresses (such as 192.168.xxx.xxx) cannot be used.

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2 Using Triggers to Buffer and Transfer Images

The camera can be configured to buffer its images, i.e., save camera images temporarily in its memory. You can view these images later when accessing the camera. The camera can also be configured to transfer camera images via E-mail, FTP, or HTTP.

Before you can configure the camera to buffer images, you need to decide what method the camera will use to buffer or transfer images. Buffering methods are called “triggers”. Camera images can be buffered or transferred based on the following triggers:

Timer

Camera images can be buffered or transferred at specific times on specific days.

Built-in sensor (pyroelectric infrared sensor)

Camera images can be buffered or transferred when the camera’s built-in sensor is triggered. The active time of the camera’s sensor can also be specified.

Motion Detection

Camera images can be buffered or triggered when the camera detects motion in the camera image. The active time of the camera’s motion detection feature can also be specified.

The camera can be configured to use up to 5 triggers, which means you could, for example:

Buffer images by timer on weekdays from 9:00 AM to 9:10 AM, and play the images back later to see how many customers come into your shop around opening time.

Transfer images by E-mail to your mobile phone anytime the camera’s built-in sensor is triggered, i.e., anytime someone comes close to the area where the camera is installed.

Buffer images all day on weekends using the camera’s motion detection feature, and play the images back later to see if employees come in to work on their days off.

Note

When privacy mode is turned on (see Page 118), camera images are not buffered or transferred.

The image buffering and transferring features, the built-in sensor, and the motion detection feature are not designed to be used for security or surveillance. No responsibility will be taken by our company with respect to consequences resulting from the use of these features.

Refer to Page 148 for the camera’s memory capacity for buffering images.

If the camera is triggered and begins buffering or transferring images, it cannot be triggered again until the camera stops buffering or transferring images, as shown in the figure below.

The camera can be triggered.

The camera is buffering or transferring images and cannot be triggered during this time.

A B

A The camera is triggered. Buffering or transferring begins.

B Buffering or transferring ends.

Follow the procedures in this section to configure the camera to buffer or transfer images.

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2.1 Configuring a Timer Trigger

1.

Click the [Setup] tab.

2.

On the left side of the screen under [Buffer/Transfer], click [Trigger].

3.

Click a trigger number (1–5).

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2.1 Configuring a Timer Trigger

4.

Check [Enable Image Buffer/Transfer] to enable the trigger.

5.

Select [Timer] from the pull-down menu, then click [Next].

6.

Under [Time], select the days of the week when the trigger will be active.

7.

Select the time of day the trigger will be active, or click [Always] to enable the trigger for the full 24 hours of each day selected.

8.

Under [Image Setting], select the desired image format, image resolution, and image quality.

The image quality setting is not available when [MPEG-4] is selected as the image format.

When configuring the trigger to transfer images to a mobile phone’s E-mail address, set the image resolution to 192

´ 144, and set the image quality to [Favor Motion].

9.

Under [Image Buffer Frequency], select the desired buffer or transfer rate.

10.

Under [Transfer Method], select the desired transfer method.

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2.1 Configuring a Timer Trigger

MPEG-4 images cannot be transferred.

[No Transfer, No Memory Overwrite]: Images are not transferred. Images are buffered until the camera’s memory is full.

[No Transfer, Memory Overwrite]: Images are not transferred. Once the camera’s memory is full, new images replace the old images.

[FTP]: After an image is captured, it is transferred to the specified FTP site.

[E-Mail]: After an image is captured, it is sent to the specified E-mail address.

[HTTP]: After an image is captured, it is transferred to the specified website.

11.

Follow the procedure below based on the settings you made under [Transfer Method].

a.

If you selected to not transfer images (i.e., to buffer images only), click [Save] to finish.

All buffered images for the selected trigger are deleted when you click [Save].

b.

If you selected to transfer images by FTP, E-mail, or HTTP, click [Next].

The appropriate transfer settings page is displayed.

For FTP transfer, see Page 37.

For E-mail transfer, see Page 39.

For HTTP transfer, see Page 42.

Note

In order for this feature to work as expected, make sure the camera’s date and time setting is correct

(see Page 95).

When selecting the buffer or transfer rate, keep in mind that the actual rate may be slower depending on network conditions, the number of people accessing the camera, and the type of objects being viewed.

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2.2 Configuring a Sensor or Motion Detection Trigger

2.2 Configuring a Sensor or Motion Detection Trigger

1.

Click the [Setup] tab.

2.

On the left side of the screen under [Buffer/Transfer], click [Trigger].

3.

Click a trigger number (1–5).

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2.2 Configuring a Sensor or Motion Detection Trigger

4.

Check [Enable Image Buffer/Transfer] to enable the trigger.

5.

Select [Sensor] or [Motion Detection] from the pull-down menu, then click [Next].

To adjust the sensitivity of the built-in sensor, see Page 56.

For information on how the motion detection feature detects motion and how to adjust the sensitivity

of the motion detection feature, see Page 57.

The motion detection feature is disabled when panning and tilting the camera lens, i.e., moving the camera lens will not trigger the motion detection feature.

6.

Under [Time], select the days of the week when the trigger will be active.

7.

Select the time of day the trigger will be active, or click [Always] to enable the trigger for the full 24 hours of each day selected.

8.

Under [Lens Position When Triggered], select [Do not move] or the desired preset. The lens will aim in the appropriate direction when triggered.

9.

Under [Image Setting], select the desired image format, image resolution, and image quality.

The image quality setting is not available when [MPEG-4] is selected as the image format.

When configuring the trigger to transfer images to a mobile phone’s E-mail address, set the image resolution to 192

´ 144, and set the image quality to [Favor Motion].

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2.2 Configuring a Sensor or Motion Detection Trigger

10.

Under [Image Buffer Frequency], select the desired buffer or transfer rate.

When [MPEG-4] is selected

To configure the camera to save video from after the camera was triggered, click [Enable Post-trigger

Image Buffer] and select how many seconds of video you would like to save. This setting allows you to see camera images beginning from when the camera was triggered.

When [JPEG] is selected

To configure the camera to buffer or transfer images from before the camera was triggered, click [Enable

Pre-trigger Image Buffer] and select the image buffer or transfer rate and the total number of images to be buffered or transferred. This setting allows you to see camera images leading up to the moment when the camera was triggered.

To configure the camera to buffer or transfer images from after the camera was triggered, click [Enable

Post-trigger Image Buffer] and select the image buffer or transfer rate and the total number of images to be buffered or transferred. This setting allows you to see camera images beginning from when the camera was triggered.

11.

Under [Sensor deactivation time setting], select the amount of time that must pass after a detection before this trigger can make another detection.

If the camera is triggered often, many images will be buffered or transferred. If those images are transferred to a mobile phone by E-mail, for example, many messages will be sent and mobile phone charges may become expensive. It is therefore recommended to use this setting to help reduce the number of images that are buffered or transferred.

Images will not be buffered or transferred during the deactivation time. As a result, pre-buffer images from the next detection may not be buffered or transferred. For example, if this parameter is set to [10 s], and if the camera is configured to buffer 1 image per second and store 10 images before detection

(i.e., buffer images for 10 seconds), the camera will not buffer or transfer images if the sensor is triggered within 10 seconds of the previous trigger. Images can only be buffered or transferred 10 seconds after the previous trigger.

The camera can be triggered.

The camera is buffering or transferring images and cannot be triggered during this time.

Deactivation time; the camera cannot be triggered.

A B C

A The camera is triggered. Buffering or transferring begins. No new images will be buffered or transferred.

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B Buffering or transferring ends, deactivation time starts. No new images will be buffered or transferred.

C Deactivation time ends. The camera can buffer or transfer images again.

12.

Under [Transfer Method], select the desired transfer method.

MPEG-4 images cannot be transferred.

[No Transfer, No Memory Overwrite]: Images are not transferred. Images are buffered until the camera’s memory is full.

[No Transfer, Memory Overwrite]: Images are not transferred. Once the camera’s memory is full, new images replace the old images.

[FTP]: After the camera is triggered, it transfers images to the specified FTP site.

[E-Mail]: After the camera is triggered, it sends images to the specified E-mail address.

[HTTP]: After the camera is triggered, it transfers images to the specified website.

13.

Under [Send Notification When Triggered], select the desired method for receiving notification when the camera is triggered, or select [Disable].

14.

Follow the procedure below based on the settings you made under [Transfer Method] and [Send

Notification When Triggered].

a.

If you selected to not transfer images and to not send notification when the camera is triggered, click

[Save] to finish.

All buffered images for the selected trigger are deleted when you click [Save].

b.

If you selected to transfer images by FTP, E-mail, or HTTP, click [Next].

The appropriate transfer settings page is displayed.

For FTP transfer, see Page 37.

For E-mail transfer, see Page 39.

For HTTP transfer, see Page 42.

c.

If you selected to not transfer images, but selected to send notification, click [Next].

The appropriate notification settings page is displayed.

For E-mail notification, see Page 45.

For HTTP notification, see Page 48.

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2.2 Configuring a Sensor or Motion Detection Trigger

Note

In order for this feature to work as expected, make sure the camera’s date and time setting is correct

(see Page 95).

When selecting the buffer or transfer rate, keep in mind that the actual rate may be slower depending on network conditions, the number of people accessing the camera, and the type of objects being viewed.

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2.3 Disabling and Enabling a Trigger

2.3 Disabling and Enabling a Trigger

After configuring an image buffering trigger, you can later disable the trigger to temporarily turn it off, and enable it to turn it on again. While disabled, a trigger will not buffer images, transfer images, or send trigger notification.

1.

Click the [Setup] tab.

2.

On the left side of the screen under [Buffer/Transfer], click [Trigger].

3.

Click a trigger number (1–5).

4.

Uncheck [Enable Image Buffer/Transfer] to disable the trigger.

To enable a trigger you disabled earlier, check [Enable Image Buffer/Transfer].

5.

Click [Save].

All buffered images for the selected trigger are deleted when you click [Save].

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2.4 Configuring the Camera to Transfer Images

2.4 Configuring the Camera to Transfer Images

When configuring the camera’s timer, sensor, or motion detection triggers, you can set the camera to transfer

the captured images by FTP (see Page 37), E-mail (see Page 39), or HTTP (see Page 42). Once images

are successfully transferred, they are deleted.

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2.4.1 Transferring Images by FTP

2.4.1 Transferring Images by FTP

The following screen is displayed if you select to transfer images by FTP while configuring a timer, sensor, or

motion detection trigger (see Page 27 or Page 30). Follow the procedure below to configure the camera to

transfer images to an FTP site. Ask the FTP server administrator for the appropriate settings.

1.

Enter the IP address or host name

*1

of the FTP server.

An IPv6 address can be entered.

2.

Enter the port number used by the server. (Port 21 is normally used for FTP.)

3.

Enter the login ID

*2

(user name) required to access the server (max. 63 characters).

4.

Enter the password

*2

required to access the server (max. 63 characters).

5.

Select the desired setting for [Login Timing]

[Every Time]: The camera logs in to the server every time it transfers an image to the server.

[One Time]: The camera logs in to the server and stays connected for about 1 minute (unless a new transfer begins before this time expires). This can reduce transfer time when several images are transferred in a short time.

6.

Enter the desired name

*1

for transferred files (max. 234 characters). Transferred files will be saved using this file name.

You can specify existing directories on the server by entering “\” before the desired file name. For example, if you enter “CameraImages\Image”, the camera will upload files to the directory

“CameraImages” and save the files using the name “Image”.

7.

Select the desired setting for [Overwrite setting].

[Overwrite File]: The file on the server is replaced by the file uploaded by the camera, i.e., only 1 file is saved on the server.

[Save as New File with Time Stamp]: A time stamp is added to the end of the file name, allowing multiple files to be saved on the server. For example, if you set the file name as “Image”, an uploaded file may be saved as “Image20061231173020500”.

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2.4.1 Transferring Images by FTP

The time stamp format is Year/Month/Date/24-hour time/Second/Millisecond.

Therefore, in this example, the file was captured on December 31, 2006, at 5:30 PM and 20 seconds and 500 milliseconds. Note that if you configure the camera to adjust its time setting for Daylight Saving

Time (see Page 95), an “s” will be inserted between the date and time of the time stamp.

8.

Select the transfer method required to upload files to the server.

Select [Passive Mode] normally. If files are not uploaded properly, change the setting to [Active

Mode].

9.

Follow the procedure below based on the settings you made when configuring the trigger.

a.

If you selected to not send notification when the camera is triggered, click [Save], then click [Go to

Trigger page].

All buffered images for the selected trigger are deleted when you click [Save].

b.

If you selected to send notification when the camera is triggered, click [Next].

The appropriate notification settings page is displayed.

For E-mail notification, see Page 45.

For HTTP notification, see Page 48.

*1

*2

[Space], [“], [’], [&], [<], and [>] cannot be entered.

[“] cannot be entered.

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2.4.2 Transferring Images by E-mail

2.4.2 Transferring Images by E-mail

The following screen is displayed if you select to transfer images by E-mail while configuring a timer, sensor,

or motion detection trigger (see Page 27 or Page 30). Follow the procedure below to configure the camera to

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2.4.2 Transferring Images by E-mail

send images to an E-mail address. Ask your Internet Service Provider (ISP) or network administrator for the appropriate settings.

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2.4.2 Transferring Images by E-mail

1.

Under [E-mail Transfer], enter the IP address or the host name

*1

of the SMTP server (outgoing mail server).

An IPv6 address can be entered.

This feature cannot transfer images to web-based mail servers, such as Hotmail®.

2.

Enter the port number used by the server. (Port 25 is normally used for sending E-mail.)

3.

Enter the reply E-mail address

*2

that will be shown to the recipient as the sender of the E-mail.

In an effort to reduce spam, many ISPs block E-mail sent through the SMTP server from an E-mail address that is not associated with the SMTP server, therefore, we recommend entering the E-mail assigned to you by your ISP.

4.

Enter the destination E-mail address

*2

. Up to 3 addresses can be entered.

5.

Enter the subject

*2

that will be displayed in E-mail messages sent by the camera (max. 44 characters).

The date and time (24-hour format) is automatically attached to the subject.

For example, if you enter “Camera” as the subject, an E-mail may be sent with the subject “Camera:

20061231173020500”.

The time stamp format is Year/Month/Date/24-hour time/Second/Millisecond.

Therefore, in this example, the file was captured on December 31, 2006, at 5:30 PM and 20 seconds and 500 milliseconds. Note that if you configure the camera to adjust its time setting for Daylight Saving

Time (see Page 95), an “s” will be inserted between the date and time of the time stamp.

The date and time is also used as the sent file name (i.e., 20061231173020500.jpg).

6.

Enter the text

*2

that will be displayed in the body of E-mail messages sent by the camera (max. 63 characters).

Line breaks cannot be entered.

7.

Under [How to authenticate], select the authentication method your ISP requires for sending E-mail, and enter the appropriate settings if necessary.

[No authentication]: Select this option if the outgoing E-mail server does not require authentication when sending E-mail messages.

[POP before SMTP authentication]: Select this option if the outgoing E-mail server requires POP before

SMTP authentication when sending E-mail messages.The following settings are also necessary. Enter the settings as you would for receiving E-mail.

a.

Enter the IP address or the host name

*1

of the POP3 server (incoming mail server).

An IPv6 address can be entered.

b.

Enter the port number used by the server. (Port 110 is normally used for POP3.)

c.

Enter the login ID

*2

(user name) required to access the server (max. 63 characters).

d.

Enter the password

*2

required to access the server (max. 63 characters).

[SMTP authentication]: Select this option if the outgoing E-mail server requires SMTP authentication when sending E-mail messages.The following settings are also necessary. Enter the settings as you would for sending E-mail.

a.

Enter the login ID

*2

(user name) required to access the server (max. 63 characters).

b.

Enter the password

*2

required to access the server (max. 63 characters).

The camera supports LOGIN, PLAIN, and CRAM-MD5 authentication.

8.

Follow the procedure below based on the settings you made when configuring the trigger.

a.

If you selected to not send notification when the camera is triggered, click [Save], then click [Go to

Trigger page].

All buffered images for the selected trigger are deleted when you click [Save].

b.

If you selected to send notification when the camera is triggered, click [Next].

The appropriate notification settings page is displayed.

For E-mail notification, see Page 45.

For HTTP notification, see Page 48.

*1

*2

[Space], [“], [’], [&], [<], and [>] cannot be entered.

[“] cannot be entered.

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2.4.3 Transferring Images by HTTP

2.4.3 Transferring Images by HTTP

The following screen is displayed if you select to transfer images by HTTP while configuring a timer, sensor,

or motion detection trigger (see Page 27 or Page 30). Follow the procedure below to configure the camera to

transfer images to an HTTP site. Ask the HTTP server administrator for the appropriate settings.

Note

If your computer network uses a proxy server, the appropriate proxy server settings must be made on

the [Network (IPv4)] page in order for images to be transferred by HTTP (see Page 87).

1.

Enter the URL of the HTTP server (max. 255 characters).

An IPv6 address can be entered.

2.

Enter the login ID

*1

(user name) required to access the server (max. 63 characters).

3.

Enter the password

*1

required to access the server (max. 63 characters).

4.

Enter the desired name

*2

for transferred files (max. 234 characters). Transferred files will be saved using

this file name.

You can specify existing directories on the server by entering “\” before the desired file name. For example, if you enter “CameraImages\Image”, the camera will upload files to the directory

“CameraImages” and save the files using the name “Image”.

5.

Select the desired setting for [Overwrite setting].

[Overwrite File]: The file on the server is replaced by the file uploaded by the camera, i.e., only 1 file is saved on the server.

[Save as New File with Time Stamp]: A time stamp is added to the end of the file name, allowing multiple files to be saved on the server. For example, if you set the file name as “Image”, an uploaded file may be saved as “Image20061231173020500”.

The time stamp format is Year/Month/Date/24-hour time/Second/Millisecond.

Therefore, in this example, the file was captured on December 31, 2006, at 5:30 PM and 20 seconds and 500 milliseconds. Note that if you configure the camera to adjust its time setting for Daylight Saving

Time (see Page 95), an “s” will be inserted between the date and time of the time stamp.

6.

Follow the procedure below based on the settings you made when configuring the trigger.

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2.4.3 Transferring Images by HTTP a.

If you selected to not send notification when the camera is triggered, click [Save], then click [Go to

Trigger page].

All buffered images for the selected trigger are deleted when you click [Save].

b.

If you selected to send notification when the camera is triggered, continue from the appropriate page.

For E-mail notification, see Page 45.

For HTTP notification, see Page 48.

*1

*2

[“] cannot be entered.

[Space], [“], [’], [&], [<], and [>] cannot be entered.

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2.5 Configuring the Camera to Send Trigger Notifications

2.5 Configuring the Camera to Send Trigger

Notifications

When configuring the camera to buffer or transfer images by sensor or by the motion detection feature, you

can configure the camera to send notifications via E-mail (see Page 45) or HTTP (see Page 48) when the

camera is triggered.

Note

Notifications cannot be sent when buffering or transferring images by timer.

You can also send a log of trigger notifications once a day (see Page 59).

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2.5.1 Sending Trigger Notifications by E-mail

2.5.1 Sending Trigger Notifications by E-mail

The following screen is displayed while configuring the camera to buffer or transfer images by sensor or by

motion detection (see Page 30) if you select [Send E-mail Notification]. Follow the procedure below to send

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2.5.1 Sending Trigger Notifications by E-mail

trigger notifications via E-mail. Ask your Internet Service Provider (ISP) or network administrator for the appropriate settings.

1.

Under [E-mail Notification When Triggered], enter the IP address or the host name

*1

of the SMTP server

(outgoing mail server).

An IPv6 address can be entered.

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This feature cannot transfer images to web-based mail servers, such as Hotmail.

2.

Enter the port number used by the server. (Port 25 is normally used for sending E-mail.)

3.

Enter the reply E-mail address

*2

that will be shown to the recipient as the sender of the E-mail.

In an effort to reduce spam, many ISPs block E-mail sent through the SMTP server from an E-mail address that is not associated with the SMTP server, therefore, we recommend entering the E-mail address assigned to you by your ISP.

4.

Enter the destination E-mail address

*2

. Up to 3 addresses can be entered.

5.

Enter the subject

*2

that will be displayed in E-mail messages sent by the camera (max. 44 characters).

6.

Enter the text

*2

that will be displayed in the body of E-mail messages sent by the camera (max. 63 characters).

Line breaks cannot be entered.

7.

Under [How to authenticate], select the authentication method your ISP requires for sending E-mail, and enter the appropriate settings if necessary.

[No authentication]: Select this option if the outgoing E-mail server does not require authentication when sending E-mail messages.

[POP before SMTP authentication]: Select this option if the outgoing E-mail server requires POP before

SMTP authentication when sending E-mail messages.The following settings are also necessary. Enter the settings as you would for receiving E-mail.

a.

Enter the IP address or the host name

*1

of the POP3 server (incoming mail server).

An IPv6 address can be entered.

b.

Enter the port number used by the server. (Port 110 is normally used for POP3.)

c.

Enter the login ID

*2

(user name) required to access the server (max. 63 characters).

d.

Enter the password

*2

required to access the server (max. 63 characters).

[SMTP authentication]: Select this option if the outgoing E-mail server requires SMTP authentication when sending E-mail messages.The following settings are also necessary. Enter the settings as you would for sending E-mail.

a.

Enter the login ID

*2

(user name) required to access the server (max. 63 characters).

b.

Enter the password

*2

required to access the server (max. 63 characters).

The camera supports LOGIN, PLAIN, and CRAM-MD5 authentication.

8.

Click [Save], then click [Go to Trigger page].

All buffered images for the selected trigger are deleted when you click [Save].

*1

*2

[Space], [“], [’], [&], [<], and [>] cannot be entered.

[“] cannot be entered.

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2.5.2 Sending Trigger Notifications by HTTP

2.5.2 Sending Trigger Notifications by HTTP

The following screen is displayed while configuring the camera to buffer or transfer images by sensor or by

motion detection (see Page 30) if you select [Send HTTP Notification]. Follow the procedure below to send

trigger notifications via HTTP.

Note

If your computer network uses a proxy server, the appropriate proxy server settings must be made on

the [Network (IPv4)] page in order for images to be transferred by HTTP (see Page 87).

1.

Under [HTTP Notification], enter the URL of the HTTP server (max. 255 characters).

An IPv6 address can be entered.

2.

Enter the login ID

*1

(user name) required to access the server (max. 63 characters).

3.

Enter the password

*1

required to access the server (max. 63 characters).

4.

Enter the desired name

*2

for transferred files (max. 234 characters). Transferred files will be saved using

this file name.

Entering “\” allows you to specify existing directories on the server. For example, if you enter

“CameraNotifications\Notification” as the file name, the camera will upload files to the directory

“CameraNotifications” and save the files using the name “Notification”.

5.

Select the desired setting for [Overwrite setting].

[Overwrite File]: The file on the server is replaced by the file uploaded by the camera, i.e., only 1 file is saved on the server.

[Save as New File with Time Stamp]: A time stamp is added to the end of the file name, allowing multiple files to be saved on the server. For example, if you set the file name as “Notification”, an uploaded file may be saved as “Notification20061231173020500”.

The time stamp format is Year/Month/Date/24-hour time/Second/Millisecond.

Therefore, in this example, this notification was sent on December 31, 2006, at 5:30 PM and 20 seconds and 500 milliseconds. Note that if you configure the camera to adjust its time setting for Daylight Saving

Time (see Page 95), an “s” will be inserted between the date and time of the time stamp.

6.

Click [Save], then click [Go to Trigger page].

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All buffered images for the selected trigger are deleted when you click [Save].

*1

*2

[“] cannot be entered.

[Space], [“], [’], [&], [<], and [>] cannot be entered.

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2.6 Viewing Buffered Images

2.6 Viewing Buffered Images

If you have configured the camera to buffer images (see Page 27 or Page 30), you can access the camera

and view the buffered images.

Note

If you have configured the camera to transfer images by FTP, E-mail, or HTTP, images are deleted once they have been successfully transferred and you cannot view the images using the procedure described in this section.

1.

Click the [Buffered Image] tab.

The oldest buffered image for triggers 1–5 are displayed.

If a trigger is disabled, or if the trigger has not yet buffered images, a gray screen is displayed.

Date and time overlays, alarm state overlays, and text overlays may be displayed on buffered images

according to the [Overlay Setting] (see Page 110). See Page 9 for an example of a camera image

overlays.

1. Timer 2. Sensor 3. Motion Detection

4. Timer 5. Timer

2.

Click the trigger title corresponding to buffered images you want to view.

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Viewing and downloading buffered MPEG-4 videos

A

B

xxRECAPTURE

2.6 Viewing Buffered Images

C

D

A.

Start and end date and time when the image was buffered

B.

Camera image

C.

Playback controls (refer to the Windows Media® Player help file for details)

D.

Click to save the video to your PC

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2.6 Viewing Buffered Images

Viewing and downloading buffered JPEG images (videos and still images)

A

B

C

D

E

F

A.

Start and end date and time when the image was buffered

B.

Camera image

C.

Date and time when the displayed image was buffered, current image number, and total number of images buffered

D.

Playback controls (explained below)

E.

Click to select how many images will be downloaded when [Download] is clicked

F.

Click to download the selected number of images

Playing images

[Play]: All buffered images are displayed in sequence

[First] or [Last]: The first or last image is displayed

[<100], [<10], [<1]: “Rewinds” by the corresponding number of frames

[100>], [10>], [1>]: “Fast-forwards” by the corresponding number of frames

Note

Date, time and image number are not displayed during playback.

The digital zoom feature (see Page 20) can be used during JPEG image playback.

Downloading images

Select the number of frames you want to download, click [Download], and specify a location on your PC to save the images. Images are saved in JPEG (.jpg) format. You view them conveniently using the Network

Camera Viewer program, which you can download from the Panasonic Network Camera website (http:// panasonic.co.jp/pcc/products/en/netwkcam/).

You can also download a still image by right-clicking in the image area and selecting [Save Picture As...].

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2.6 Viewing Buffered Images

Note

The maximum number of images that can be buffered in the camera’s internal memory varies on image resolution, image quality and the content of the images being buffered. At the 320

´ 240 pixels resolution and the standard quality, the camera can buffer a total of about xx250 frames (see

Page 148). Note that the camera’s internal memory is divided between the number of triggers that are

configured. For example, if 5 triggers are set, each trigger can buffer about xx50 images.

The camera allows up to 30 users to view live video images and buffered images simultaneously.

Additional users will see a gray screen.

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2.7 Deleting Buffered Images

2.7 Deleting Buffered Images

You can delete all images buffered by a specific trigger.

1.

Click the [Setup] tab.

2.

On the left side of the screen under [Buffer/Transfer], click [Trigger].

3.

Click a trigger number (1–5).

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4.

Click [Delete Buffered Images].

Note

When restarting the camera (see Page 123), buffered images for all triggers are deleted.

The following operations also delete buffered images for all triggers.

Turning off the camera.

Saving the Date and Time page.

Restarting, updating firmware or resetting the camera to factory default.

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2.8 Adjusting Sensor Sensitivity

2.8 Adjusting Sensor Sensitivity

If using the camera’s built-in sensor to buffer or transfer camera images, you may want to adjust the sensor’s sensitivity for optimal results.

1.

Click the [Setup] tab.

2.

On the left side of the screen under [Buffer/Transfer], click [Sensor Sensitivity].

3.

Select the desired setting.

[Low]: The sensor is less sensitive to heat variations (default).

[Middle]: The sensor is moderately sensitive to heat variations.

[High]: The sensor is more sensitive to heat variations.

4.

Click [Save].

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2.9 Adjusting Motion Detection Sensitivity

2.9 Adjusting Motion Detection Sensitivity

If using the motion detection feature to buffer or transfer camera images, you may want to adjust the motion detection sensitivity for optimal results.

1.

Click the [Setup] tab.

2.

On the left side of the screen under [Buffer/Transfer], click [Motion Detection].

3.

Observe the [Preview] area to confirm how the current settings detect motion.

Any changes you make on this page will not be reflected in the [Preview] area until you click [Save].

You can click on the image in the [Preview] area to use the click to center feature and aim the lens in the desired direction when confirming the current sensitivity settings.

4.

If necessary, adjust the detection threshold by clicking the appropriate block.

5.

If necessary, adjust the motion sensitivity by clicking the appropriate block.

6.

Click [Save], and then click [Go to Motion Detection page].

7.

Observe the [Preview] area to confirm how the new settings detect motion, and repeat from step 4 if necessary.

Understanding [Threshold] and [Sensitivity]

Motion detection threshold and sensitivity can be adjusted. Understanding how threshold and sensitivity interact will help you adjust the motion detection feature to suit your needs.

[Threshold]: Determines at what point the motion detection feature is triggered. A lower threshold means less motion is needed to trigger the motion detection feature. A higher threshold means more motion is needed to trigger the motion detection feature. Threshold is indicated in the [Preview] area by the light green area.

[Sensitivity]: Determines how easily the camera detects motion. Lower sensitivity means the camera is less likely to detect motion. Higher sensitivity means the camera is more likely to detect motion. Motion is indicated in the [Preview] area in dark green when it has not exceeded the detection threshold, and is indicated in dark red when it has exceeded the detection threshold.

[Preview]: Refer to this area to see how the current settings (effective after clicking [Save]) detect motion.

The following examples show how [Threshold] and [Sensitivity] are represented in the [Preview] area.

Example 1

Parameter Display Meaning

[Threshold]

A

Low threshold (A)

[Sensitivity]

B

Moderate sensitivity (B)

A

[Preview]

Low threshold (A), no

motion is detected

A

[Preview]

Low threshold (A), low motion (C), motion de-

tection is not triggered

C

A

[Preview]

D

Low threshold (A), moderate (D), motion detec-

tion is triggered

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2.9 Adjusting Motion Detection Sensitivity

Example 2

Parameter

[Threshold]

Display

A

Meaning

High threshold (A)

[Sensitivity]

B

Moderate sensitivity (B)

[Preview]

A

High threshold (A), no

motion is detected

[Preview]

C

A

High threshold (A), moderate motion (C), motion

detection is not triggered

[Preview]

A

High threshold (A), high motion (D), motion de-

tection is triggered

D

Note

Motion is detected by changes in the outline of objects and changes in object brightness, however, in some cases the camera may detect rapid brightness changes by artificial light sources (such as fluorescent lights) as motion.

The camera’s motion detection feature detects motion differently than the Network Camera Recorder software (sold separately).

Motion may not be detected as desired if the object's color is similar to the color of the background.

The motion detection feature is disabled when panning and tilting the camera lens, i.e., moving the camera lens will not trigger the motion detection feature.

Motion detection can vary by the object, image resolution, or image quality. Refer to the [Preview] area to see how the current settings detect motion.

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2.10 Sending Alarm Log Information

2.10 Sending Alarm Log Information

You can configure the camera to send a daily log by E-mail that reports the status of the sensor and motion detection triggers. This allows you to be notified by E-mail once a day and know whether or not there were any events that triggered the camera. Ask your Internet Service Provider (ISP) or network administrator for the appropriate settings.

1.

Click the [Setup] tab.

2.

On the left side of the screen under [Buffer/Transfer], click [Alarm Log].

3.

Under [A setup of operation], select the desired setting.

[Never send alarm logs]: Alarm logs will not be sent.

[Always send alarm logs]: Alarm logs will be sent, even if the camera was not triggered.

[Send alarm logs only when the camera was triggered]: Alarm logs will be sent if the camera was triggered.

[Send alarm logs only when the camera was not triggered]: Alarm logs will be sent only if the camera was not triggered.

4.

Under [Active Time], select the days and the time you want the camera to send alarm logs.

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2.10 Sending Alarm Log Information

5.

Under [Notice setup of an alarm log], enter the IP address or the host name

*1

of the SMTP server (outgoing

mail server).

An IPv6 address can be entered.

This feature cannot transfer images to web-based mail servers, such as Hotmail.

6.

Enter the port number used by the server. (Port 25 is normally used for sending E-mail.)

7.

Enter the reply E-mail address

*2

that will be shown to the recipient as the sender of the E-mail.

In an effort to reduce spam, many ISPs block E-mail sent through the SMTP server from an E-mail address that is not associated with the SMTP server, therefore, we recommend entering the E-mail address assigned to you by your ISP.

8.

Enter the destination E-mail address

*2

. Up to 3 addresses can be entered.

9.

Enter the subject

*2

that will be displayed in E-mail messages sent by the camera (max. 44 characters).

10.

Under [How to authenticate], select the authentication method your ISP requires for sending E-mail, and enter the appropriate settings if necessary.

[No authentication]: Select this option if the outgoing E-mail server does not require authentication when sending E-mail messages.

[POP before SMTP authentication]: Select this option if the outgoing E-mail server requires POP before

SMTP authentication when sending E-mail messages.The following settings are also necessary. Enter the settings as you would for receiving E-mail.

a.

Enter the IP address or the host name

*1

of the POP3 server (incoming mail server).

An IPv6 address can be entered.

b.

Enter the port number used by the server. (Port 110 is normally used for POP3.)

c.

Enter the login ID

*2

(user name) required to access the server (max. 63 characters).

d.

Enter the password

*2

required to access the server (max. 63 characters).

[SMTP authentication]: Select this option if the outgoing E-mail server requires SMTP authentication when sending E-mail messages.The following settings are also necessary. Enter the settings as you would for sending E-mail.

a.

Enter the login ID

*2

(user name) required to access the server (max. 63 characters).

b.

Enter the password

*2

required to access the server (max. 63 characters).

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2.10 Sending Alarm Log Information

The camera supports LOGIN, PLAIN, and CRAM-MD5 authentication.

11.

Click [Save], then click [Go to Alarm Log page].

Note

When the settings are saved, the number of new alarm logs becomes 0.

*1

*2

[Space], [“], [’], [&], [<], and [>] cannot be entered.

[“] cannot be entered.

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3 Mobile Phone Features

This section describes the features available when using a mobile phone that is compatible with Panasonic

Network Cameras. Before using any of these features, please read the following notes.

Certain mobile phones are not compatible with Panasonic Network Cameras.

Mobile phones that only allow the use of port number 80 or mobile phones that do not support password authentication are not compatible with Panasonic Network Cameras.

Certain mobile phones may not display images correctly.

Video images cannot be displayed on mobile phones.

The camera’s audio features are not available with mobile phones.

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3.1 Accessing the Camera from Your Mobile Phone

3.1 Accessing the Camera from Your Mobile Phone

1.

Enter http:// followed by the IP address of the camera and /mobile, then press [OK].

Example: http://***.***.***.***/mobile

If the camera’s port number is a port number other than 80, enter “:” and the port number after the IP address.

Example: http://***.***.***.***:50001/mobile

If you have registered with a DNS service, such as Viewnetcam.com (see Page 75), enter the URL

instead of the IP address.

Example: http://bob.viewnetcam.com

2.

If an authentication dialog is displayed, enter the user name and password.

A still image from the camera is displayed.

If the camera image is not displayed properly, try accessing the camera by entering one of the following instead of /mobile.

/mobileh (for HTML)

/mobilex (for XHTML)

Note

If the camera is configured to allow access from guest users (i.e, anonymous users; see Page 107),

users can access the camera’s mobile phone pages using a mobile phone or PC without entering a user name or password.

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3.2 Viewing Still Images on Your Mobile Phone

3.2 Viewing Still Images on Your Mobile Phone

Still images from the camera can be viewed with a compatible mobile phone.

G

H

I

A

B

C

D

E

F

A.

Press [4] or [6] to pan the lens left or right, respectively, or press

[2] or [8] to tilt the lens up or down, respectively. When the lens has reached the end of its pan or tilt range, the corresponding number will not be displayed.

B.

Press [5] to refresh the image.

C.

Press [0] to toggle between the available image resolutions (192

´ 144 and 320 ´ 240).

D.

Select [Home Position] to move the lens to the home position.

E.

Press [1], [3], [7] or [9] to move the lens to the first four presets

(presets 1–4).

F.

For presets 5–8, select the corresponding preset name to move the lens to the desired position.

G.

Select [Alarm Log] to view the last 50 sensor and motion detec-

tion trigger logs (see Page 65).

You must be logged in to the camera as an administrator to use this feature.

H.

Select [Buffer/Transfer] to view the image buffer and transfer

control page (see Page 66).

You must be logged in to the camera as an administrator to use this feature.

I.

Select [Privacy Mode] to turn privacy mode on. (You may be asked to enter the administrator user name and password.) To turn privacy mode off, access the camera again and select [Disable Privacy Mode].

You must be logged in to the camera as an administrator to use this feature.

Note

When accessing the camera as a general user or as a guest user, certain features may be disabled

according to the [Access Level] set for the user (see Page 104 and Page 107).

If the camera is configured to allow access from guest users (i.e, anonymous users; see Page 107),

users can access the camera’s mobile phone pages using a mobile phone or PC without entering a user name or password. If guest user access is permitted, you can log in as the administrator by selecting [Alarm Log], [Buffer/Transfer], or [Privacy Mode], and then entering the user name and password when the authentication dialog is displayed.

If you turn privacy mode on, camera images are not buffered even if the camera is configured to buffer images.

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3.3 Viewing Alarm Logs on Your Mobile Phone

3.3 Viewing Alarm Logs on Your Mobile Phone

While accessing the camera from your mobile phone, select [Alarm Log] to view a record of the last 50 trigger events (sensor and motion detection). These logs allow you to confirm the date, time, and type (sensor or motion detection) of the last 50 times the camera was triggered.

Note

You must be logged in to the camera as an administrator to use this feature.

1.

Access the camera with your mobile phone (see Page 63).

2.

Select [Alarm Log].

3.

Confirm the alarm logs as necessary.

4.

Select [Control Page] when finished to return to the previous screen.

A

B

C

A.

Returns to the previous screen.

B.

The number of new alarm logs is displayed.

C.

The date and time of each log, and the type of each trigger is displayed.

MD indicates a motion detection.

S indicates a sensor detection.

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3.4 Enabling and Disabling Image Buffering Using Your Mobile Phone

3.4 Enabling and Disabling Image Buffering Using

Your Mobile Phone

While accessing the camera from your mobile phone, select [Buffer/Transfer] to display the image buffer and transfer control page on your mobile phone.

Note

You must be logged in to the camera as an administrator to use this feature.

1.

Access the camera with your mobile phone (see Page 63).

2.

Select [Buffer/Trigger].

3.

Select the desired trigger number to turn the trigger on or off.

4.

Select [Save] to turn the selected trigger on or off.

All buffered images for the selected trigger are deleted when you click [Save].

5.

Select [Control Page] when finished to return to the previous screen.

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4 Configuring the Camera for Access from the

Internet

You can configure the camera to be accessed over the Internet, allowing you to view camera images and change camera settings from anywhere—even using your mobile phone. This section explains the concepts and procedures for configuring your camera (and other network devices) to allow you to view camera images over the Internet.

Before you can configure the camera for access from the Internet, it is necessary to understand how IP addresses and Internet connections work.

Understanding local addresses

Each device connected to your computer network (PCs, router, network printers, network cameras, etc.) has an IP address. It probably looks something like this: 192.168.0.100. Each IP address on your network must be unique, as shown in the example below.

In this example, you would enter 192.168.0.253 or 192.168.0.252 in your web browser’s address bar to access your cameras with your PC.

A

Internet

192.168.0.253

A

B

Modem

B

C

Router

192.168.0.252

C

192.168.0.1

192.168.0.2

Although each IP address on your network must be unique, the addresses are unique only to your network. In other words, your cameras and your neighbor's cameras may have the same IP addresses. In the example below, the addresses of your devices (on the left) and the addresses of your neighbor’s devices (on the right) are the same, but this is not a problem because the cameras are not connected to the same network.

192.168.0.253

A

192.168.0.253

192.168.0.252

192.168.0.2

C

B

192.168.0.1

B

192.168.0.1

C

192.168.0.252

192.168.0.2

IP addresses that distinguish different devices on the same LAN (local area network, i.e., personal network) are called local IP addresses. The IP addresses in the examples above are local IP addresses.

So how can you access your camera when you are away from home if other people are using the same IP address as your camera?

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Understanding global addresses

The answer is to access the camera by entering the unique IP address assigned to you by your Internet Service

Provider (ISP). This address is called a global address, or a WAN (wide area network) address. In the example below, your global IP address is aaa.aaa.aaa.aaa and your neighbor's global IP address is zzz.zzz.zzz.zzz.

Note that an actual IP address is made of numbers, not letters.

A

192.168.0.253

192.168.0.252

B

C

192.168.0.1

aaa.aaa.aaa.aaa

B

192.168.0.1

zzz.zzz.zzz.zzz

C

192.168.0.253

192.168.0.252

192.168.0.2

192.168.0.2

When you are away from home, you can access your router by entering aaa.aaa.aaa.aaa. But now you have another problem—you don't want to access your router, you want to access the cameras connected to your routers.

Understanding port numbers

Data is sent between devices on a network using different ports depending on what kind of data is being sent.

A port is not a physical object; it is a piece of information in the data that helps the data be directed to the intended device. In the example below, the port numbers 50000 and 50001 are assigned to your cameras.

A

192.168.0.253

Port 50000

192.168.0.252

Port 50001

192.168.0.2

B

192.168.0.1

C aaa.aaa.aaa.aaa

By assigning unique port numbers to your cameras, you can access your cameras when you are away from home by entering aaa.aaa.aaa.aaa:50000 or aaa.aaa.aaa.aaa:50001 in the web browser of a PC. When your router receives information via its global IP address, it passes it on to one of your cameras depending on which port number you entered after the global IP address.

But how does your router know which camera to pass information to?

Understanding port forwarding

If your router supports a feature called port forwarding (sometimes it's called address translation, static IP masquerade, virtual server, port mapping, or other names, depending on the router manufacturer), the router can be set up to take information it receives on specific ports and pass it on to a specific IP address.

The port forwarding settings needed for the example above would look something like this:

Port No. of Incoming Access

50000

Forwarding Destination

192.168.0.253:50000

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Port No. of Incoming Access

50001

Forwarding Destination

192.168.0.252:50001

Now you may be thinking, “do I have to do this programming by myself?”

Understanding UPnP™

If your router does not support a feature called UPnP™ (Universal Plug and Play), you will have to manually configure your router for port forwarding. Refer to the operating instructions included with your router for more information.

If your router does support UPnP™, your cameras and router can communicate with each other so that the router knows which ports are used by which camera. This means you will be able to access your cameras from the Internet without having to configure your router manually.

Understanding Dynamic DNS services

There is one last problem to solve. How do you find out the global address your ISP has assigned to you? The answer is to first contact them. If your provider has assigned you a static IP address (i.e., an IP address that never changes), you can use that static address to access your cameras from the Internet as long as your router is set up for port forwarding.

But most service providers use dynamic addresses, which means your global address may change monthly, weekly, or maybe even every day. If your provider uses dynamic addresses, you will need to register with a

Dynamic DNS service in order to access your camera from the Internet.

A Dynamic DNS service allows you to use an easy-to-remember address (such as joe.camera.com) to access your camera from the Internet. If you have subscribed to a Dynamic DNS service and configured your camera to use that Dynamic DNS service, your camera will notify the Dynamic DNS service each time your provider changes your global IP address. This means your Dynamic DNS service always knows your current global address, so whenever you enter your easy-to-remember address, the Dynamic DNS service automatically passes the information on to your router, and ultimately, your camera.

Example of how a Dynamic DNS service helps you access your camera over the Internet

2 3 5

1 4

A Internet B ISP

6

C Dynamic DNS Service D DNS Server

1.

Your ISP assigns a new global IP address to your Internet access account.

2.

The camera notifies your Dynamic DNS service of its new global IP address.

3.

The Dynamic DNS service notifies the DNS server of your new global IP address. The DNS server updates its information so that your URL (for example, joe.camera.com) is registered to your new global IP address.

4.

You try to access your camera from outside (i.e., over the Internet) by entering joe.camera.com.

5.

The computer contacts the DNS server and requests the global IP address registered to

joe.camera.com. The DNS server looks up the global IP address of your URL.

6.

The computer receives your current global IP address from the DNS server and accesses the camera.

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Summary

In order to access your camera over the Internet, you need to do the following.

1.

Configure your router for port forwarding. If your router supports UPnP™, this can be done automatically.

Refer to the operating instructions included with your router for information on UPnP™ support (the router’s

UPnP™ feature may be turned off by default) or for information on setting port forwarding.

2.

If your ISP has assigned you a dynamic global IP address, register with a Dynamic DNS service. We recommend using Viewnetcam.com, a Dynamic DNS service that is designed for use with Panasonic

Network Cameras. (For more information, refer to the Viewnetcam.com website at http:// www.viewnetcam.com.)

3.

After you have registered with a Dynamic DNS service, configure the camera to use that service.

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4.1 Configuring Port Forwarding

4.1 Configuring Port Forwarding

In order to access your camera from the Internet, you will need to configure your router for port forwarding. If your router supports UPnP™ (Universal Plug and Play), the camera and router can communicate with each other and set port forwarding automatically. This can be done during initial configuration (as explained in the

Setup Guide), or by following one of the procedures below.

There are two methods you can use to configure port forwarding via UPnP™.

Using the [Internet] tab (recommended)

Using this method, the camera’s current port number may change. The camera will be assigned a port number that is not currently used by another device on the network. If port 80 is unavailable, the camera will be assigned the first available port number between 50000 and 50050.

To use this method, see Page 71.

Using the [UPnP] page

Using this method, the camera’s port number will not change.

To use this method, see Page 72.

Note

If your router does not support UPnP™, you need to configure the router’s port forwarding feature

manually. See Page 73.

If your router’s UPnP™ feature is turned off (most routers have UPnP™ turned off by default), you need to turn it on in order to configure port forwarding automatically. Refer to the operating instructions included with your router and the Panasonic Network Camera website (http://panasonic.co.jp/pcc/ products/en/netwkcam/) for more information.

If you have a PPPoE or PPTP connection to your Internet Service Provider, disable your router’s maximum idle time setting. Refer to the operating instructions included with your router for more information.

UPnP™ features are available when using the camera in IPv4. The camera does not support UPnP™ for IPv6 connections.

Enabling [Auto Port Forwarding] using from the [Internet] tab

1.

Click the [Internet] tab.

2.

Under [Auto Port Forwarding], select [Enable].

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3.

Click [Save].

[Router configuration in progress to allow access from the Internet.] is displayed.

If you want to register with Viewnetcam.com (visit http://www.viewnetcam.com for details), select

[Register with Viewnetcam.com] before clicking [Save]. Click [Go to Viewnetcam.com Registration page] when this button is displayed. The Viewnetcam.com website will open in a new window. Follow the on-screen instructions to register with Viewnetcam.com.

When [Setup completed] is displayed, the addresses for accessing the camera over the LAN and over the Internet are displayed.

4.

Click [To Single Camera page].

Note

If you have multiple cameras connected to the same network, only one of the cameras needs to be registered with Viewnetcam.com. All cameras connected to the network can be accessed from the

Internet using your Viewnetcam.com URL (for example, bob.viewnetcam.com) and adding the desired camera’s port number after the URL. Example: http://bob.viewnetcam.com:50000,

http://bob.viewnetcam.com:50001, etc. Note, however, if the camera that is registered to

Viewnetcam.com is turned off and your ISP-provided global IP address changes, you will not be able to access any of the cameras.

To disable Viewnetcam.com service for this camera later, access the Viewnetcam.com website (http:// www.viewnetcam.com) and cancel your registration.

Enabling [Auto Port Forwarding] using from the [UPnP] page

1.

Click the [Setup] tab.

2.

On the left side of the screen under [Basic], click [UPnP].

3.

Under [Auto Port Forwarding], select [Enable].

4.

Click [Save].

[Router configuration in progress to allow access from the Internet.] is displayed.

When [Setup completed] is displayed, the addresses for accessing the camera over the LAN and over the Internet are displayed.

5.

Click [To Single Camera page].

Confirming that UPnP™ port forwarding is configured correctly

To confirm that the UPnP™ port forwarding has been successfully configured, follow the procedure below.

1.

Click the [Maintenance] tab.

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2.

On the left side of the screen, click [Status].

3.

Under [UPnP], confirm that the status is [Enabled].

If [Enabled] is not displayed, refer to the UPnP™ related items in 1.3 Camera Setup Issues and

1.5 Camera Access Issues in the Troubleshooting Guide.

Configuring port forwarding without using UPnP™

If your router does not support UPnP™, you need to configure the router’s port forwarding feature manually.

1.

Click the [Setup] tab.

2.

On the left side of the screen under [Basic], click [Network (IPv4)].

3.

Under [Connection Mode], click [Static].

4.

Make a note of the IP address and port number displayed here. You will need to know these settings when configuring the router for port forwarding.

5.

Click [Save].

6.

Click [Restart].

7.

While referring to the operating instructions included with your router, configure the router’s port forwarding feature.

When configuring port forwarding, store the camera’s IP address and port number that you noted above.

8.

Register the camera to use a Dynamic DNS service, such as Viewnetcam.com (see Page 75).

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4.2 Configuring the Camera to Use a Dynamic DNS Service

4.2 Configuring the Camera to Use a Dynamic DNS

Service

You can configure the camera to use Viewnetcam.com (see Page 75) or a third-party Dynamic DNS service

(see Page 78).

A Dynamic DNS service is a service that allows you to assign an easy-to-remember URL (web address) to the camera, such as joe.camera.com, allowing you to access the camera from the Internet using your personalized URL. A Dynamic DNS service also allows you to easily access the camera, even when your

Internet Service Provider changes your IP address, because the camera periodically contacts the Dynamic

DNS service and notifies the service of its current address.

If you are interested in accessing your camera over the Internet, we recommend using a Dynamic DNS service, such as Viewnetcam.com. For more information about Viewnetcam.com, please visit http:// www.viewnetcam.com for details.

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4.2.1 Configuring the Camera to Use Viewnetcam.com

4.2.1 Configuring the Camera to Use Viewnetcam.com

If you are interested in accessing your camera over the Internet, we recommend using Viewnetcam.com.

Viewnetcam.com is a Dynamic DNS service designed for use with Panasonic Network Cameras. For more information about Viewnetcam.com, please visit http://www.viewnetcam.com for details.

There are two methods you can use to configure the camera to use Viewnetcam.com.

Using the [Internet] tab (recommended)

To use this method, see Page 75.

Using the [UPnP] page

To use this method, see Page 76.

Note

If your router supports UPnP™ and you want to enable auto port forwarding as well as use

Viewnetcam.com, use the procedure described in Page 71.

If you have multiple cameras connected to the same network, only one of the cameras needs to be registered with Viewnetcam.com. All cameras connected to the network can be accessed from the

Internet using your Viewnetcam.com URL (for example, bob.viewnetcam.com) and adding the desired camera’s port number after the URL. Example: http://bob.viewnetcam.com:50000,

http://bob.viewnetcam.com:50001, etc. Note, however, if the camera that is registered to

Viewnetcam.com is turned off and your ISP-provided global IP address changes, you will not be able to access any of the cameras.

To disable Viewnetcam.com service for this camera later, access the Viewnetcam.com website (http:// www.viewnetcam.com) and cancel your registration.

It may take up to 30 minutes before the camera can be accessed over the Internet.

Configuring the camera to use Viewnetcam.com from the [Internet] tab

1.

Click the [Internet] tab.

2.

Under [Viewnetcam.com Registration], select [Register with Viewnetcam.com].

3.

Click [Save].

4.

When [Setup completed] is displayed, click [Go to Viewnetcam.com Registration page].

The Viewnetcam.com website is displayed. Follow the on-screen instructions to register with

Viewnetcam.com.

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When [Setup completed] is displayed, the addresses for accessing the camera over the LAN and over the Internet are displayed.

5.

Click [To Single Camera page].

Configuring the camera to use Viewnetcam.com from the [UPnP] page

1.

Click the [Setup] tab.

2.

On the left side of the screen under [Basic], click [DynamicDNS].

3.

Select [Viewnetcam.com], then click [Next].

4.

Click [Save].

When setup is complete, [Success!] is displayed.

5.

Click [Go to Viewnetcam.com page].

6.

Click [Your Account Link].

7.

The Viewnetcam.com website is displayed. Follow the on-screen instructions to register with

Viewnetcam.com.

If the Viewnetcam.com website is not displayed, confirm that your PC can access the Internet, then click your web browser’s refresh button.

When registration is complete, you can access the camera using the Viewnetcam.com URL you selected during registration. Note that you can access the camera using this URL only from a PC that is not connected to the same network (LAN) as the camera.

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Note

If you have already registered with Viewnetcam.com, your personalized URL is displayed. This is the address you can use to access the camera over the Internet. You can also access the URL displayed next to [Your Account Link] to view your Viewnetcam.com registration information.

If [Your Account Link] is not displayed, confirm that you have registered with Viewnetcam.com and that your PC can access the Internet, then click your web browser’s refresh button.

Confirming your Viewnetcam.com registration

You can confirm that the camera has been successfully registered to Viewnetcam.com.

1.

Click the [Maintenance] tab.

2.

On the left side of the screen under [Maintenance], click [Status].

3.

Under [Viewnetcam.com], confirm that [Enabled] is displayed.

Note

If the status is displayed as [Expired], restart the camera and access this page again.

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4.2.2 Configuring the Camera to Use a Third-party Dynamic DNS Service

4.2.2 Configuring the Camera to Use a Third-party Dynamic DNS

Service

Before configuring the camera to use a third-party Dynamic DNS service, you will first need to subscribe to the desired service. Ask the Dynamic DNS service provider for the settings required to use that service.

Note

Certain third-party Dynamic DNS services may not be compatible with your camera. We cannot guarantee that your camera will be compatible with third-party Dynamic DNS services, and therefore we cannot take responsibility for any damage or performance issues that may occur when using a

Dynamic DNS service other than Viewnetcam.com (see Page 75).

Please direct any questions you may have regarding the settings required to use a third-party Dynamic

DNS service to the Dynamic DNS service provider.

After configuring the camera to use a third-party Dynamic DNS service, it may take several minutes before the camera can be accessed over the Internet.

1.

Click the [Setup] tab.

2.

On the left side of the screen under [Basic], click [DynamicDNS].

3.

Select [User-specified DynamicDNS], then click [Next].

4.

Enter the URL (including http://)

*1

provided or required by your Dynamic DNS service provider (max.

255 characters).

5.

Select how often the camera notifies the Dynamic DNS service of its current address.

6.

Enter the user name

*2

provided by the Dynamic DNS service provider (max. 63 characters).

7.

Enter the password

*2

provided by the Dynamic DNS service provider (max. 63 characters).

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8.

Click [Save].

*1

*2

[Space] and [“] cannot be entered.

[“] and [:] cannot be entered.

Canceling the camera’s access to the Dynamic DNS service

Use the following procedure to stop the camera from notifying the Dynamic DNS service when your global IP address changes. Note that if you intend to stop using the Dynamic DNS service altogether, you may need to contact the Dynamic DNS service provider in order to cancel your subscription.

1.

Click the [Setup] tab.

2.

On the left side of the screen under [Basic], click [DynamicDNS].

3.

Select [Disable], then click [Save].

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4.3 Confirming Internet Access

4.3 Confirming Internet Access

After configuring the camera to use a Dynamic DNS service and configuring your router for port forwarding, confirm that the camera can be accessed over the Internet.

Most routers will not allow you to access a camera over the Internet using a PC connected to the same LAN as the camera. To confirm that the camera can be accessed over the Internet, try accessing the camera using

a PC connected to a different network or by using your mobile phone (see Page 63).

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5.1 Network Settings

5 Changing Camera Settings

5.1 Network Settings

The camera’s network settings are made when configuring the camera according to the instructions provided in the Setup Guide. You can change these settings later if necessary using the procedures described in this section.

Note

You must log in to the camera as the administrator in order to change these settings.

After changing network settings and clicking [Save], the camera must be restarted. All buffered images are deleted when the camera is restarted.

Ask your Internet Service Provider or network administrator for the appropriate network settings.

If you cannot access the camera after changing certain network settings, use the Setup Program to

confirm the camera’s IP address (see Page 143) or reconfigure the camera as explained in the Setup

Guide.

If your network uses the IPv6 protocol, see Page 130.

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5.1.1 Network (IPv4) Settings

5.1.1 Network (IPv4) Settings

1.

Click the [Setup] tab.

2.

On the left side of the screen under [Basic], click [Network (IPv4)].

3.

Select the desired connection mode, then make the appropriate settings as described in this section.

[Automatic Setup]: Allows the camera to automatically obtain the appropriate network settings from your broadband router or from your Internet Service Provider (ISP). The camera also searches for an unused IP address on your network.

[Static]: Allows you to set all network settings manually.

[DHCP]: Allows you to specify your network settings (if necessary), after which the camera obtains an

IP address automatically from the DHCP feature of your broadband router or from your ISP.

[Automatic Setup]

1.

Under [Max. Bandwidth Usage], select the maximum bandwidth you want to allow the camera to use.

2.

Under [Connection Type], select the appropriate connection type.

Normally you can leave this setting at [Auto Negotiation].

BL-C131A only: If using the camera in wireless mode, [Auto Negotiation] must be selected.

3.

Click [Save].

4.

When the [New settings are saved.] message is displayed, click [Restart].

Note

If the camera’s IP address was changed as a result of changing the network settings, use the Setup

Program on the CD-ROM to find the camera’s new IP address (see Page 143).

The current network settings can be confirmed on the [Status] page (see Page 119).

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5.1.1 Network (IPv4) Settings

[Static]

1.

Under [Network Configuration from Setup Program], select whether or not you want to allow the camera to be configured using the Setup Program on the CD-ROM.

2.

Under [Internet Connection], enter the port number to be assigned to the camera.

The default port number is 80, however, note that some ISPs do not allow access from the Internet using port 80. Ask your ISP or network administrator about which port numbers are available for access over the Internet.

Do not use the following port numbers:

20 and 21: used for FTP

23: used for Telnet

25: used for SMTP

53: used for DNS

110: used for POP3

443: used for HTTPS

4000: used for ICQ

6661–6667: used for IRC

If you are connecting multiple cameras and plan on using port forwarding to allow Internet access to the cameras, assign a different port number to each camera. We recommend using port numbers in the 50000–50050 range.

3.

Enter the IP address to be assigned to the camera.

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5.1.1 Network (IPv4) Settings

Assign an IP address that belongs to the same class as other network devices (router, PCs, etc.) on the local area network. For example, if your router’s address is 192.168.0.1, you can assign an IP address between 192.168.0.2 and 192.168.0.255 as long as the assigned address is not used by another network device.

4.

Enter the appropriate subnet mask.

Confirm the subnet mask assigned to your router or PC. You can enter the same value here.

5.

Under [Default Gateway], enter the IP address of your router or the default gateway IP address provided by your ISP or network administrator.

6.

Under [DNS], enter the IP addresses of the primary and secondary DNS servers provided by your ISP or network administrator.

7.

Under [Max. Bandwidth Usage], select the maximum bandwidth you want to allow the camera to use.

This setting is effective for both IPv4 and IPv6 connections.

Refer to the following file size information when restricting the maximum bandwidth. Note that these are estimated file sizes; the actual file size may vary depending on image quality, image brightness, etc.

192

´ 144: 3.5 KB (28 Kbit)

320

´ 240: 10 KB (80 Kbit)

640

´ 480: 18 KB (144 Kbit)

8.

Under [Connection Type], select the appropriate connection type.

Normally you can leave this setting at [Auto Negotiation].

This setting is effective for both IPv4 and IPv6 connections.

BL-C131A only: If using the camera in wireless mode, [Auto Negotiation] must be selected.

9.

Click [Save].

10.

When the [New settings are saved.] message is displayed, click [Restart].

All buffered images are deleted when the camera is restarted.

Note

To access the camera again, use the IP address you assigned to the camera in this procedure.

The current network settings can be confirmed on the [Status] page (see Page 119).

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[DHCP]

1.

Under [Network Configuration from Setup Program], select whether or not you want to allow the camera to be configured using the Setup Program on the CD-ROM.

2.

Under [Internet Connection], enter the port number to be assigned to the camera.

The default port number is 80, however, note that some ISPs do not allow access from the Internet using port 80. Ask your ISP or network administrator about which port numbers are available for access over the Internet.

Do not use the following port numbers:

20 and 21: used for FTP

23: used for Telnet

25: used for SMTP

53: used for DNS

110: used for POP3

443: used for HTTPS

4000: used for ICQ

6661–6667: used for IRC

If you are connecting multiple cameras and plan on using port forwarding to allow Internet access to the cameras, assign a different port number to each camera. We recommend using port numbers in the 50000–50050 range.

3.

Enter the host name

*1

if required by your ISP or network administrator.

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5.1.1 Network (IPv4) Settings

If the camera is connected to a router, you can usually leave this field blank.

4.

Under [Default Gateway], enter the default gateway IP address if required by your ISP or network administrator.

This field can normally be left empty.

5.

Under [DNS], enter the IP addresses of the primary and secondary DNS servers if required by your ISP or network administrator.

These fields can normally be left empty.

6.

Under [Max. Bandwidth Usage], select the maximum bandwidth you want to allow the camera to use.

This setting is effective for both IPv4 and IPv6 connections.

Refer to the following file size information when restricting the maximum bandwidth. Note that these are estimated file sizes; the actual file size may vary depending on image quality, image brightness, etc.

192

´ 144: 3.5 KB (28 Kbit)

320

´ 240: 10 KB (80 Kbit)

640

´ 480: 18 KB (144 Kbit)

7.

Under [Connection Type], select the appropriate connection type.

Normally you can leave this setting at [Auto Negotiation].

This setting is effective for both IPv4 and IPv6 connections.

BL-C131A only: If using the camera in wireless mode, [Auto Negotiation] must be selected.

8.

Click [Save].

9.

When the [New settings are saved.] message is displayed, click [Restart].

All buffered images are deleted when the camera is restarted.

*1

[Space], [“], [’], [&], [<], and [>] cannot be entered.

Note

If the camera’s IP address was changed as a result of changing the network settings, use the Setup

Program on the CD-ROM to find the camera’s new IP address (see Page 143).

The current network settings can be confirmed on the [Status] page (see Page 119).

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5.1.2 Proxy Server Settings

5.1.2 Proxy Server Settings

The following settings are necessary if your network uses a proxy server and you want to transfer images by

HTTP or send trigger notifications via HTTP. If you do not use a proxy server, these settings are unnecessary.

Note

Consult your Internet Service Provider (ISP) or network administrator to find out if your network uses a proxy server.

1.

Click the [Setup] tab.

2.

On the left side of the screen under [Basic], click [Network (IPv4)].

3.

Under [Proxy Server Settings], enter the appropriate settings to use the proxy server.

Ask your ISP or network administrator for the correct settings.

4.

Click [Save].

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5.2 Using the Camera in Wireless Mode (BL-C131A Only)

5.2 Using the Camera in Wireless Mode (BL-C131A

Only)

The BL-C131A can be used wirelessly. In this case, there is no need to connect a LAN cable to the camera.

In order to use the camera wirelessly, you must:

a.

Configure the camera for wired connection. Refer to the included Installation Guide and Setup Guide if you have not done this.

b.

Configure the camera’s wireless settings (see Page 89).

c.

Restart the camera in wireless mode (see Page 93).

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5.2.1 Configuring the Camera for Wireless Connection (BL-C131A Only)

5.2.1 Configuring the Camera for Wireless Connection (BL-C131A

Only)

Configure the camera for wireless access by configuring the corresponding camera settings to match the

wireless settings of your wireless router. For more information, refer to the operating instructions included with your wireless router.

Note

Encryption helps protect wireless communications from being accessed or intercepted by unauthorized parties. Using the encryption features on your wireless router and the camera is recommended.

If your wireless router uses MAC address filtering, enter the MAC address of the camera and the MAC address of the camera’s wireless module when setting your wireless router’s MAC address filtering

feature. You can confirm the camera’s MAC address on the [Status] page (see Page 119) and the

MAC address of the wireless module on the [Wireless Status] page (see Page 120).

After changing and saving the camera’s wireless settings, it takes about 1 minute for the new settings to become effective.

Even if the camera is turned on in wired mode, it emits radio waves for about 5 minutes. During this time, the router's wireless indicator may light or flash.

To switch between wired and wireless connection (see Page 93), the camera must be restarted. Your

router may also need to be restarted before the camera can access the router.

1.

Click the [Setup] tab.

2.

On the left side of the screen under [Basic], click [Wireless].

3.

Under [Wireless Configuration], enter the SSID used by your wireless router (max. 32 characters).

4.

Select the wireless standard used by your wireless router.

Even if your router supports the 802.11g standard (which is theoretically faster than 802.11b), wireless communication speed may decrease if there are other devices nearby which use the 2.4 GHz bandwidth, including devices that use the 802.11b standard.

5.

Under [Encryption], select the desired encryption method, make the appropriate settings (explained below), then click [Save].

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When [No encryption] is selected

When [No encryption] is selected, encryption will not be used for wireless communications, and therefore

wireless communication may not be secure. If you select [No encryption], click [Save] to finish.

When [WEP] is selected

When [WEP] is selected, the WEP standard will be used for encryption. Refer to the settings of your wireless

router, then select the WEP key (1–4) used by your wireless router, select the key format from the corresponding pull-down menu, enter the WEP key, then click [Save] to finish

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Key Format

[HEX, 10 characters, 64-bit]

[HEX, 26 characters, 128-bit]

[HEX, 32 characters, 152-bit]

[ASCII, 5 characters, 64-bit]

[ASCII, 13 characters, 128-bit]

[ASCII, 16 characters, 152-bit]

No. of Characters

10

26

32

5

13

16

0–9, a–f

Usable Characters

ASCII characters (see Page 147)

When [WPA-PSK (TKIP)] is selected

When [WPA-PSK (TKIP)] is selected, the WPA-PSK (TKIP) standard will be used for encryption. Refer to the

settings of your wireless router, then enter the [Network Key], select the key format from the pull-down menu, and click [Save] to finish.

Key Format

[HEX, 64 Characters]

[ASCII, 8 to 63 Characters]

No. of Characters

64

8–63

Usable Characters

0–9, a–f

ASCII characters (see Page 147)

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When [WPA2-PSK (AES)] is selected

When [WPA2-PSK (AES)] is selected, the WPA2-PSK (AES) standard will be used for encryption. Refer to

the settings of your wireless router, then enter the [Network Key], select the key format from the pull-down menu, and click [Save] to finish.

Key Format

[HEX, 64 Characters]

[ASCII, 8 to 63 Characters]

No. of Characters

64

8–63

Usable Characters

0–9, a–f

ASCII characters (see Page 147)

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5.2.2 Restarting the Camera in Wireless Mode (BL-C131A Only)

5.2.2 Restarting the Camera in Wireless Mode (BL-C131A Only)

After you have configured the camera for wireless connection, follow the procedure below to restart the camera in wireless mode.

1.

Turn off the camera by unplugging the AC plug from the power outlet.

2.

Set the WIRELESS/WIRED switch on the bottom of the camera to the WIRELESS position.

3.

Turn the camera on by plugging the AC plug into the power outlet.

4.

Confirm the camera’s wireless settings are correct by accessing the camera (see Page 7).

Note

To use the camera in wired mode again, repeat the procedure above and set the WIRELESS/

WIRED switch on the bottom of the camera to the WIRED position.

If you cannot access the camera, the camera’s wireless settings may be incorrect. Repeat the procedure above and set the WIRELESS/WIRED switch on the bottom of the camera to the WIRED position. Access the camera in wired mode and confirm that all wireless settings are correct and match the settings of your wireless router.

If your wireless router uses MAC address filtering, enter the MAC address of the camera and the MAC address of the camera’s wireless module when setting your wireless router’s MAC address filtering

feature. You can confirm the camera’s MAC address on the [Status] page (see Page 119) and the

MAC address of the wireless module on the [Wireless Status] page (see Page 120).

You may need to restart your router in order to access the camera in wireless mode.

Even if the camera is turned on in wired mode, it emits radio waves for about 5 minutes. During this time, the router's wireless indicator may light or flash.

If you still cannot access the camera in wireless mode, see 1.4 Wireless Connection Issues (BL-C131A

Only) in the Troubleshooting Guide.

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5.3 UPnP™ Settings

5.3 UPnP™ Settings

The camera supports UPnP™ (Universal Plug and Play) features, which allow you to do the following:

Configure your router’s port forwarding feature. (A UPnP™ compatible router is required.) This is useful if

you want to access your camera from the Internet or using a mobile phone. See Page 67 for more

information.

Create a shortcut to the camera in your computer’s [My Network Places] folder that will be automatically updated even if the camera’s IP address changes. (Windows XP is required.)

1.

Click the [Setup] tab.

2.

On the left side of the screen under [Basic], click [UPnP].

3.

Under [Auto Port Forwarding], select [Enable] if you want to configure your router’s port forwarding feature.

In order to use this feature, your router must support UPnP™ and have its UPnP™ feature turned on.

This setting is not effective when the camera’s network [Connection Mode] is set to [Automatic

Setup] (see Page 82 or Page 133).

4.

Under [Display Shortcut Icon in My Network Places], select [Enable] if you want to create a shortcut to the camera in your computer’s [My Network Places] folder.

In order to use this feature, your computer’s UPnP™ feature must be enabled. See Page 140 for more

information.

5.

Click [Save].

Note

You can also configure your UPnP™ compatible router for port forwarding from the [Internet] tab (see

Page 71).

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5.4 Setting the Date and Time

5.4 Setting the Date and Time

Set the camera’s date and time settings to ensure image buffering, image transferring, camera operation time, and time stamp features function as expected.

Note

All buffered images are deleted when you click [Save] at the end of this procedure.

1.

Click the [Setup] tab.

2.

On the left side of the screen under [Basic], click [Date and Time].

3.

Under [Time Setting], select the current month, day, and year.

4.

Select whether you want to use 12-hour or 24-hour time format.

5.

Select the current time.

6.

Under [Automatic Time Adjustment], select whether you want to enable automatic date and time adjustment.

a.

If you select to enable this feature, enter the IP address or host name of the desired NTP (network time protocol) server that the camera will use to adjust its date and time.

An IPv6 address can be entered.

b.

Select your time zone.

7.

Under [Adjust Clock for Daylight Saving Time], select whether you want the camera to automatically adjust its date and time for Daylight Saving Time.

a.

If you select to enable this feature, enter the month, day, and time when Daylight Saving Time begins.

(The camera’s clock moves forward one hour at the set date and time.)

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5.4 Setting the Date and Time b.

Enter the month, day, and time when Daylight Saving Time ends. (The camera’s clock moves back one hour at the set date and time.)

8.

Click [Save].

All buffered images for all triggers are deleted when you click [Save].

Note

The camera will not synchronize to the NTP server if there is more than an 1 hour difference between the NTP server time and the camera's current time. This is to protect the camera's time setting from fraudulent NTP server tampering, incorrect time information, etc.

The camera’s clock becomes less accurate over time and can be affected when the camera’s temperature changes. Using the [Automatic Time Adjustment] feature is recommended.

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5.5 Changing Basic Camera Settings

5.5 Changing Basic Camera Settings

The [Camera] page of the [Setup] tab allows you to adjust basic camera features.

1.

Click the [Setup] tab.

2.

On the left side of the screen under [Basic], click [Camera].

3.

Under [AC Power Source Frequency], select the desired setting.

[Auto]: The power source frequency is selected automatically.

[50 Hz]: Select this item if your AC power source operates at 50 Hz.

[60 Hz]: Select this item if your AC power source operates at 60 Hz.

Note

[60 Hz] is the default setting. This setting should not need to be changed.

4.

Under [Return to Specified Position], select whether you want the camera to move the lens to a specific preset position after a specified period of inactivity.

a.

Select the length of time (inactivity) that passes before the camera moves the lens. If this setting is too short, you may have difficulty registering presets because the lens will return to the specified position before you have saved your new preset.

b.

Select the desired preset position (see Page 22).

5.

Under [Color Night View], select whether the camera’s color night view mode feature is automatically activated when the camera image is dark.

When this feature is activated, the camera image becomes brighter when the camera image is dark

(e.g., when the lights in a room are turned off), and deactivates when the image becomes bright again.

This feature is enabled by default.

When this feature is activated, refresh rate decreases and images become blurry when the object or the lens is moving.

When this feature is activated, white or colored dots or horizontal lines may be displayed in the camera image. This is a characteristic of the camera’s optical sensor, and is not a malfunction.

6.

Click [Save].

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5.6 Changing Audio Settings

5.6 Changing Audio Settings

The [Audio] page of the [Setup] tab allows you to adjust audio feature-related settings.

1.

Click the [Setup] tab.

2.

On the left side of the screen under [Basic], click [Audio].

3.

Under [Input], select whether the camera’s built-in microphone is enabled or disabled.

4.

Under [Camera Microphone Sensitivity], select the desired setting.

[Minimum]: Sets the microphone to minimum sensitivity. Less sound is picked up by the microphone.

[Standard]: Sets the microphone to standard sensitivity.

[Maximum]: Sets the microphone to maximum sensitivity. More sound is picked up by the microphone.

5.

Under [Mute during Pan/Tilt], select whether the camera’s built-in microphone is automatically muted when the camera is panning or tilting.

This feature is disabled by default.

When this feature is set to [Disable], the microphone will be enabled when the camera pans or tilts.

The sound of the lens moving may be picked up by the microphone.

6.

Click [Save].

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5.7 Changing Video Streaming Settings

5.7 Changing Video Streaming Settings

The [Video Streaming] page of the [Setup] tab allows you to adjust video streaming feature-related settings.

1.

Click the [Setup] tab.

2.

On the left side of the screen under [Basic], click [Video Streaming].

3.

Under [MPEG-4 Max. Frame Rate], select the number of frames per second the camera streams for each resolution setting.

4.

Under [MPEG-4 Bit Rate], select the minimum and maximum bit rate for each resolution setting.

5.

Under [RTSP], enter the port number used for RTSP. (Usually port number 554 is used.)

6.

Under [RTP], enter the first port number used for RTP.

The port number above RTP is used for RTCP. For example, when port number 33000 is used for

RTP, port number 33001 is used for RTCP.

7.

Under [Multicast], check [Multicast settings screen is displayed.] to configure the camera for multicasting, otherwise click [Save] to finish.

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5.7 Changing Video Streaming Settings

When [Multicast] is enabled, [Multicast] becomes available in the [Streaming Method] selector on the single camera page.

8.

Under [Packet Availability Time], enter the desired setting.

9.

Under [Multicast (IPv4)], check [Use] to enable multicasting for IPv4. If used, the following settings are also necessary.

a.

Enter the IP address of the multicast.

b.

Enter the first port number to be used for MPEG-4 streaming. This port number must be an even number.

c.

Enter the port number to be used for audio streaming. This port number must be an even number.

10.

Under [Multicast (IPv6)], check [Use] to enable multicasting for IPv6. If used, the following settings are also necessary.

a.

Enter the IP address of the multicast. This address must be an IPv6 address.

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5.7 Changing Video Streaming Settings b.

Enter the first port number to be used for MPEG-4 streaming. This port number must be an even number.

c.

Enter the port number to be used for audio streaming. This port number must be an even number.

11.

Click [Save].

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6.1 Understanding User Accounts

6 User Accounts

6.1 Understanding User Accounts

The camera supports 3 different types of users. Each type of user can use the camera in different ways, and the administrator can control which features each user can have access to.

User Type No. of Users Camera Configuration Feature Access

[Administrator]

[General Users]

[Guest User]

(Anonymous users)

1

50 different users can be registered.

Can access all pages and change all settings.

All features can be used.

Cannot configure the camera.

Cannot configure the camera.

The administrator controls which features each general user can access (see

Page 104).

The administrator controls which features each general user can access. Additionally, you can limit guest user access to the mobile phone page only (see

Page 107).

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6.2 Changing the Administrator User Name and Password

6.2 Changing the Administrator User Name and

Password

For security, we recommend setting a user name and password that uses many characters and is difficult to guess. Change the password periodically for added security.

1.

Click the [Setup] tab.

2.

On the left side of the screen under [Account], click [Administrator].

3.

Under [Administrator Authentication], enter the user name and password, then re-enter the password for verification.

See Page 147 for a list of valid characters. Note that [Space], ["], ['], [&], [<], [>], and [:] are not available.

4.

Click [Save].

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6.3 General Users

6.3 General Users

Up to 50 general user accounts can be created. Each user has his or her own user name and password, and you can control the camera features that are available to general users.

Note

For security, we recommend setting user names and passwords that are difficult to guess. Change the passwords periodically for added security.

When general users access the camera, the [Internet], [Setup], and [Maintenance] tabs are never displayed. The [Multi] and [Buffered Image] tabs will be displayed if you allow general users to access those pages.

Creating or modifying a general user account

1.

Click the [Setup] tab.

2.

On the left side of the screen under [Account], click [General User].

3.

Under [User ID List], click [Create].

Up to 50 general user accounts can be created.

To modify an existing user account, select the general user account you want to modify, then click

[Modify].

4.

Under [Input User Name and Password], enter the user name and password, then re-enter the password for verification.

See Page 147 for a list of valid characters. Note that [Space], ["], ['], [&], [<], [>], and [:] are not available.

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5.

Under [Access Level], select the desired setting for [Video Display Time].

6.3 General Users

[Unlimited]: The user can view video images ([MPEG-4] or [MJPEG]) from the camera without restriction.

[Not permitted]: The user can view only still images.

[10 s]–[60 min]: The user can view video images for the selected amount of time, after which the user can view only still images.

6.

Select the desired setting for [Refresh Rate]. Still images viewed by the user will be refreshed at this rate.

7.

Select the features the user is allowed to use.

You can select features individually, or click [Level 1], [Level 2], or [Level 3] to enable/disable the corresponding group of features.

8.

Click [Save].

Note

Users can click to center when using the digital zoom feature, even if the click to center feature is disabled. Users can click to center the image within the zoomed area, but the lens will not pan or tilt.

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6.3 General Users

Deleting a general user account

1.

Click the [Setup] tab.

2.

On the left side of the screen under [Account], click [General User].

3.

Under [User ID List], select the general user account you want to modify, then click [Delete].

4.

Confirm that you have selected the desired general user account to be deleted, then click [Delete].

5.

Click [OK].

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6.4 Guest Users

6.4 Guest Users

Guest users are anonymous users, and they do not need to enter a user name or password to access the camera. You can control the camera features that are available to guest users, and you can restrict guest user access altogether.

IMPORTANT

To prevent unauthorized access to the camera, it is important to manage who can access the camera through the use of user names and passwords. Because the camera can be accessed from the Internet, it is possible that the camera may be accessed by unknown individuals, including those who are commonly known as “hackers”, to whom you do not want to allow access. If you choose to allow guest access (i.e., anonymous access), there is a risk that unknown individuals will access the camera and view camera images. You have the option of allowing guest access, but it is strongly recommended that you do not allow guest access, and rather create general user accounts and assign secret user names and passwords for use by known individuals only.

Allowing/restricting guest users to access the camera

1.

Click the [Setup] tab.

2.

On the left side of the screen under [Account], click [Administrator].

3.

Under [General Authentication], select the desired setting.

[Permit access from guest users]: Guest users can access the camera.

[Permit access from guest users (mobile only)]: Guest users can access the camera’s mobile phone page only.

[Do not permit access from guest users]: Guest users cannot access the camera.

4.

Click [Save].

Note

When [Permit access from guest users] is selected, no authentication dialog is displayed when you access the camera, and the [Login] tab is displayed on the top page. Click this tab to log in to the

camera as the administrator or as a general user. For more information, see Page 109.

Changing the features available to guest users

1.

Make sure you configured the camera to allow guest users to access the camera (explained above).

2.

Click the [Setup] tab.

3.

On the left side of the screen under [Account], click [General User].

4.

Under [User ID List], select [Guest User], then click [Modify].

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6.4 Guest Users

5.

Under [Access Level], select the desired setting for [Video Display Time].

[Unlimited]: The user can view video images ([MPEG-4] or [MJPEG]) from the camera without restriction.

[Not permitted]: The user can view only still images.

[10 s]–[60 min]: The user can view video images for the selected amount of time, after which the user can view only still images.

6.

Select the desired setting for [Refresh Rate]. Still images viewed by the user will be refreshed at this rate.

7.

Select the features the user is allowed to use.

You can select features individually, or click [Level 1], [Level 2], or [Level 3] to enable/disable the corresponding group of features.

8.

Click [Save].

Note

Users can click to center when using the digital zoom feature, even if the click to center feature is disabled. Users can click to center the image within the zoomed area, but the lens will not pan or tilt.

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6.5 The Login Tab

6.5 The Login Tab

When guest users are allowed to access the camera (see Page 107), no authentication dialog is displayed

when you access the camera, and the [Login] tab is displayed on the top page. Click this tab to log in to the camera as the administrator or as a general user.

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7.1 Changing Image Display Settings

7 Advanced Settings

7.1 Changing Image Display Settings

You can change the camera name and the way camera images are displayed each time the camera is accessed. Use the procedure below to change the following settings:

Camera name

Refresh rate, image resolution, and image quality for the single camera page and for the multi camera page

Overlay settings (control whether the date and time, a text message, and the camera’s trigger status are displayed)

Default display language

Banner settings (control whether a banner is displayed on the single camera page, and the properties of the banner)

1.

Click the [Setup] tab.

2.

On the left side of the screen under [Advanced], click [Image Display].

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7.1 Changing Image Display Settings

3.

Under [Camera Name], change the camera name as desired (max. 15 characters).

See Page 147 for a list of valid characters. Note that [Space], ["], ['], [&], [<], and [>] are not available.

4.

Under [Single Camera], select the desired default image resolution, image quality, and image refresh rate.

5.

Under [Multi-Camera], select the desired default image resolution, image quality, and image refresh rate.

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7.1 Changing Image Display Settings

6.

Under [Overlay Setting], select what information is displayed in the overlay displayed on the single camera

page, multi camera page, and buffered images page. See Page 9 for an example of a camera image

overlays.

a.

Select whether you want to display a time stamp in the upper left corner of camera images, then select

the desired format for the time stamp. To select 12-hour or 24-hour time format, see Page 95.

b.

Select whether you want to display a text message in the lower left corner of camera images, then enter the desired text (max. 20 characters).

See Page 147 for a list of valid characters. Note that [Space], ["], ['], [&], [<], and [>] are not

available.

c.

Select whether you want to display trigger status in the upper left corner of camera images, after date and time overlay (if enabled).

M will be displayed when the motion detection feature has been triggered.

1 will be displayed when the built-in sensor has been triggered.

7.

Under [Language], select the camera’s display language.

The user can change the display language on the top page if desired.

If you select [English], [Japanese], [French] or [Simplified Chinese], the selected language is displayed on every page.

If select a language other than English, Japanese, French, or Simplified Chinese, the selected language is displayed as the initial language when clicking the [Top], [Single], [Multi], and [Buffered

Image] tabs. All other pages are displayed in English.

8.

Under [Banner Display], select the desired parameters for the banner displayed on the single camera page.

a.

Select whether you want to display a banner.

b.

Select which users the banner is displayed for.

c.

Enter the URL (max. 127 characters

*1

), including http:// if necessary, of the banner image file. This

specifies the location of the image file that is displayed as the banner.

Note

If authentication is required to display the image URL, an authentication window will be displayed when you access the single camera page.

Each time the single camera page is accessed, the camera accesses the URL of the banner image file and reads the file. Be aware that the computer/server that contains the banner image file may become burdened if the single camera page is accessed or refreshed frequently.

d.

Enter the URL (max. 127 characters

*1

), including http:// if necessary, of the banner’s link. This

specifies the web page or image that is displayed when the user clicks the banner.

9.

Click [Save].

*1 Note that [Space], ["], ['], [&], [<], and [>] are not available.

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7.2 Registering Multiple Cameras

7.2 Registering Multiple Cameras

You can register other Panasonic Network Cameras to this camera’s [Multi] tab. This allows you to view images from up to 16 cameras by simply accessing this camera and clicking the [Multi] tab.

Registering other cameras to this camera

1.

Click the [Setup] tab.

2.

On the left side of the screen under [Advanced], click [Multi-Camera].

3.

Click [Add].

4.

Under [Add Camera], check [Display].

5.

Enter the IP address or host name of the other camera.

To allow users to view cameras over the Internet, enter the camera’s global IP address or host name here (i.e., the IP address or host name needed to access the other camera over the Internet).

To allow users to view cameras from the LAN, enter the local IP address of the other camera here (i.e., the IP address needed to access the other camera over the LAN).

See Page 147 for a list of valid characters. Note that [Space], ["], ['], [&], [<], [>], [#], [%], [=], [+], and

[?] are not available.

You can register this camera to the multi camera page by simply clicking [Clicking this link, enters this camera's settings.].

6.

Enter the port number of the other camera.

7.

Enter the camera’s name (max. 15 characters). This is the camera name that is displayed on the [Multi] page and does not need to match the camera name set on the other camera.

Only ASCII characters are available (see Page 147). Note that [Space], ["], ['], [&], [<], [>], [#], [%], [=],

[+], [?], and [:] are not available.

8.

Click [Save].

Modifying previously registered cameras

1.

Click the [Setup] tab.

2.

On the left side of the screen under [Advanced], click [Multi-Camera].

3.

Click the desired camera number.

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7.2 Registering Multiple Cameras

4.

Change the settings as desired.

5.

Click [Save].

Deleting previously registered cameras

1.

Click the [Setup] tab.

2.

On the left side of the screen under [Advanced], click [Multi-Camera].

3.

Click the desired camera number.

4.

Click [Delete].

Changing the order of cameras on the [Multi] tab

1.

Click the [Setup] tab.

2.

On the left side of the screen under [Advanced], click [Multi-Camera].

3.

Under [Change Camera Order], select the number of the camera you would like to move, and select the number you would like to move the camera to.

For example, to move camera number 2 to position number 1, select [From No.] 2 [To No.] 1.

4.

Click [Move].

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7.3 Specifying Operation Times

7.3 Specifying Operation Times

You can specify the days and times during which general users and guest users can view camera images (the administrator can always view camera images). When the camera is accessed outside of the operation time, the camera image on the single camera page, multi camera page, and buffered image page is displayed as a gray screen. Additionally, [The operation time has ended.] is displayed on the single camera page. Up to 7 different operation times can be set.

Note

Your privacy may be compromised if you set this feature incorrectly. To confirm that you have made the correct settings, access the camera as a general user or guest user during a time the camera is outside of the operational time to confirm that camera images cannot be seen.

Make sure the camera’s date and time setting is correct in order for this feature to function as desired.

1.

Click the [Setup] tab.

2.

On the left side of the screen under [Advanced], click [Operation Time].

3.

Select the desired operation time setting number.

If No. 1–7 are disabled, camera images can always be seen.

4.

Check [Enable] to enable this operating time setting number, then set the desired operation days and times.

Click [Always] to allow camera images to be seen at any time of day on the days which have a check mark under them.

5.

Click [Save].

Note

If 2 operating time settings overlap, the [Enable] setting takes priority.

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7.3 Specifying Operation Times

In the example below, the camera is set to be disabled on Mondays (in setting No. 1) and is set to be disabled on Tuesdays (in setting No. 2). However, the camera can be accessed on both Mondays and

Tuesdays because these days are each enabled by one of the settings.

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7.4 Changing the Indicator Display

7.4 Changing the Indicator Display

The camera’s indicator can be used to indicate when the camera is being accessed, however you can set the camera so that the indicator is:

Always on (green) during normal operation

On (green) only when the camera is being accessed

On (orange) only when the camera’s built-in sensor is being triggered

This setting is useful when deciding where to mount the camera, because the indicator will indicate when the built-in sensor has been triggered, allowing you to change the location of the camera to a more appropriate location if necessary.

Always off during normal operation

1.

Click the [Setup] tab.

2.

On the left side of the screen under [Advanced], click [Indicator Control].

3.

Select the desired setting.

4.

Click [Save].

Note

If the indicator lights in any color other than green, refer to 1.2 Camera Indicator Issues in the

Troubleshooting Guide.

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7.5 Privacy Mode

7.5 Privacy Mode

Privacy mode allows you to protect your privacy by hiding the lens inside the camera, preventing camera images from being seen. When privacy mode is activated:

The indicator turns red so that you can easily see that privacy mode is activated.

No camera images are buffered or transferred.

The camera image changes to a gray screen if privacy mode is activated while viewing camera images.

If privacy mode is already activated when you try to access the camera, a dialog will be displayed asking if you want to disable privacy mode. In order to disable privacy mode, the administrator’s user name and password must be entered.

Turning privacy mode on

You can turn privacy mode on by:

Pressing the PRIVACY button on the front of the camera (the indicator will turn from green to red).

Accessing the camera with a PC as the administrator.

1.

Click the [Setup] tab.

2.

On the left side of the screen under [Advanced], click [Privacy Mode].

3.

Under [Privacy Mode], select [Enable].

4.

Click [Save].

Accessing the camera from a mobile phone (see Page 64) as the administrator.

Turning privacy mode off

You can turn privacy mode off by:

Pressing the PRIVACY button on the front of the camera (the indicator will turn from red to green).

Accessing the camera with a PC. When [Privacy Mode is enabled. Do you wish to disable?] is displayed, click [Disable Privacy Mode] and enter the administrator user name and password if prompted.

Accessing the camera from a mobile phone (see Page 64) as the administrator.

Disabling the PRIVACY button

You can disable the PRIVACY button so that privacy mode cannot be turned on or off by pressing the PRIVACY button.

1.

Click the [Setup] tab.

2.

On the left side of the screen under [Advanced], click [Privacy Mode].

3.

Under [Privacy Button], uncheck [Enable].

4.

Click [Save].

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8.1 Confirming Camera Status

8 Camera Administration and Maintenance

8.1 Confirming Camera Status

You can confirm various camera status information on the [Status] page such as:

Detailed camera information, including the firmware version number and MAC address

Detailed network information

Dynamic DNS status

UPnP™ status

The status of various protocols (such as FTP, HTTP, SMTP, etc.) and whether or not there have been any errors

The information displayed on this page can help you when the camera is not functioning as you expect it to.

Refer to this information for troubleshooting assistance.

1.

Click the [Maintenance] tab.

2.

On the left side of the screen under [Maintenance], click [Status].

3.

Confirm the desired information.

Note

See the Panasonic Network Camera support site (http://panasonic.co.jp/pcc/products/en/netwkcam) for details about the information displayed on this page.

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8.2 Confirming Wireless Status (BL-C131A Only)

8.2 Confirming Wireless Status (BL-C131A Only)

You can confirm various wireless information on the [Wireless Status] page such as:

The status of the wireless connection to the wireless router

The MAC address of the camera’s wireless module (i.e., the MAC address used when the camera is in wireless mode)

The quality of the wireless communication between the camera and the wireless router

The information displayed on this page can help you when the camera is not functioning in wireless mode as you expect it to. Refer to this information for troubleshooting assistance.

1.

Click the [Maintenance] tab.

2.

On the left side of the screen under [Maintenance], click [Wireless Status].

3.

Confirm the desired information.

Note

If your wireless router uses MAC address filtering, enter the MAC address of the camera and the MAC address of the camera’s wireless module when setting your wireless router’s MAC address filtering feature. The MAC address of the camera’s wireless module is displayed on the [Wireless Status] page next to [MAC address of Wireless module]. You can confirm the camera’s MAC address on the

[Status] page (see Page 119).

The signal strength of the wireless connection to the wireless router is displayed next to [Radio

Condition] as follows:

[Best]: When the signal strength is 50%–100%

[Normal]: When the signal strength is 15%–49%

[Weak]: When the signal strength is 1%–14%

[No connection]: When there is no signal (0%)

See the Panasonic Network Camera support site (http://panasonic.co.jp/pcc/products/en/netwkcam) for details about the information displayed on this page.

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8.3 Confirming Session Status

8.3 Confirming Session Status

You can confirm various client session information on the [Session Status] page such as:

The number of active video (MPEG-4 and MJPG) and audio sessions

Multicast session status

1.

Click the [Maintenance] tab.

2.

On the left side of the screen under [Maintenance], click [Session Status].

3.

Confirm the desired information.

Note

Information for the following session types is not displayed:

Mobile phone access

Still image viewing

Accessing the [Top], [Setup], [Internet], [Maintenance], and [Support] pages

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8.4 Confirming Alarm Logs

8.4 Confirming Alarm Logs

You can view information about the last 50 image buffer triggers on the [Alarm Log] page.

1.

Click the [Maintenance] tab.

2.

On the left side of the screen under [Maintenance], click [Alarm Log].

3.

Confirm the desired information.

Note

When the camera is restarted, the alarm log content is deleted.

You can configure the camera to send a daily log by E-mail that reports the status of triggers 1–5 (see

Page 59).

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8.5 Restarting the Camera

You can restart the camera from the [Restart] page.

Note

When the camera is restarted, all buffered images are deleted.

When the camera is restarted, the alarm log content is deleted.

1.

Click the [Maintenance] tab.

2.

On the left side of the screen under [Maintenance], click [Restart].

3.

Click [Restart].

8.5 Restarting the Camera

Automatically restarting the camera

You can set the camera restart itself automatically periodically.

1.

Click the [Maintenance] tab.

2.

On the left side of the screen under [Maintenance], click [Restart].

3.

Under [Scheduled Restart], click [Enable].

4.

Select the days and times you would like the camera to automatically restart.

5.

Click [Save].

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8.6 Updating the Camera Firmware

8.6 Updating the Camera Firmware

You can update the camera’s firmware from the [Update Firmware] page.

1.

Download the latest firmware from the Panasonic Network Camera website (http://panasonic.co.jp/pcc/ products/en/netwkcam/) and save it on your PC.

2.

Click the [Maintenance] tab.

3.

On the left side of the screen under [Maintenance], click [Update Firmware].

4.

Click [Update Firmware]. The camera will automatically restart.

5.

After the camera restarts, a dialog prompts you to select the firmware file.

6.

Click [Browse...]. A dialog prompts you to specify the location of the firmware file.

7.

Select the firmware file you downloaded from the Panasonic Network Camera website and click [Open].

The selected file name is displayed.

8.

Confirm the file name, then click [Update Firmware].

The [Updating firmware.] screen is displayed, and then the [Restarting now...] screen is displayed.

When the firmware update is complete, the camera’s top page is displayed.

You can confirm the camera’s firmware version on the top page.

9.

Confirm the camera’s new firmware version on the top page.

Note

Do not turn off the power during a firmware update.

All buffered images are deleted when the firmware is updated.

All alarm logs are deleted when the firmware is updated.

You can also use the Setup Program to update the camera’s firmware (see Page 143).

The camera’s current firmware version can be confirmed on the [Top] page and the [Status] page.

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8.7 Saving Settings in a Configuration File

8.7 Saving Settings in a Configuration File

You can save a configuration file (i.e., a backup of the camera’s settings) on your PC and restore the settings

later if desired (see Page 126).

1.

Click the [Maintenance] tab.

2.

On the left side of the screen under [Maintenance], click [Save Settings].

3.

Click [Save]. A dialog prompts you to specify a location to save the configuration file.

4.

Specify a location to save the file, then click [Save].

Note

The saved configuration file contains user names, passwords, and other private information. You are responsible for storing the configuration file in a safe place where it cannot be retrieved by unauthorized parties.

You can also use the Setup Program to save a configuration file (see Page 143).

Buffered images are not saved in the configuration file.

The configuration file’s extension (.dat) must not be changed. If you change it, the saved settings cannot be restored.

If you save a configuration file and then update the camera’s firmware later, the configuration file may not be able to be restored properly. If you regularly save a configuration file of the camera’s settings, remember to save a configuration file after you update the camera’s firmware.

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8.8 Restoring Settings from a Configuration File

8.8 Restoring Settings from a Configuration File

If you have saved a configuration file (i.e., a backup of the camera’s settings) on your PC, you can restore the settings later. If you reset the camera to factory default, the camera can load its settings from the configuration file.

1.

Click the [Maintenance] tab.

2.

On the left side of the screen under [Maintenance], click [Load Settings].

3.

Click [Browse...]. A dialog prompts you to specify the location of the saved configuration file.

4.

Specify the configuration file and click [Open].

5.

Confirm the file name and click [Load].

6.

Click [Restart]. The camera will restart and the saved settings will be restored.

Note

The configuration file saves the camera’s network settings. When the settings are loaded, the settings are restored as they were saved, therefore the camera’s IP address may change. If you cannot access the camera after loading the configuration file, use the Setup Program to confirm the camera’s IP

address (see Page 143).

The configuration file saves the camera’s user names and passwords. When the settings are loaded, the settings are restored as they were saved, therefore the administrator user name and password may change. If you cannot remember the administrator user name or password, you will need to reset the camera and set the user name and password again.

You can also use the Setup Program to restore a configuration file (see Page 143). Network settings

and the administrator user name and password are not changed when you restore a configuration file using the Setup Program.

Buffered images will be deleted when you load the saved configuration file and restart the camera.

Alarm logs will be deleted when you load the saved configuration file and restart the camera.

If you have updated the camera’s firmware, you may not be able to restore a configuration file correctly if the configuration file was saved with the old camera firmware version.

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8.9 Resetting the Camera

8.9 Resetting the Camera

You can reset all of the camera’s settings to their factory default settings.

1.

Click the [Maintenance] tab.

2.

On the left side of the screen under [Maintenance], click [Reset To Factory Default].

3.

Click [Execute].

The indicator blinks orange, and then turns off for a few seconds.

Note

Do not turn off the camera while the camera is being reset. When the lens finishes panning and tilting, it is safe to turn off the camera.

When the camera is reset, the following information will be deleted:

All buffered images

All alarm logs

All camera settings (including the user name, password, IP address, subnet mask etc.)

The network connection mode changes to [Automatic Setup]. Reconfigure the camera by referring to the [Setup Guide].

When the camera is reset, the internal clock will not be reset, but the time format will be set to AM/PM

mode. Change the setting if necessary (see Page 95).

See Page 149 for a list of the camera’s default settings.

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8.9 Resetting the Camera

Resetting the camera using the FACTORY DEFAULT RESET button

You can also reset all of the camera’s settings to their factory default settings by pressing the FACTORY

DEFAULT RESET button for about one second with a pointed object. The camera must be turned on in order to reset it.

FACTORY DEFAULT RESET

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9 The [Support] Tab

The [Support] tab can be accessed by all users and provides access to the following pages.

The [Help] page

Displays basic help information.

The [Wireless Help] page (BL-C131A only)

Displays basic help information regarding wireless settings.

The [Product Information] page

Displays a link to the Panasonic Network Camera website where you can view product information.

The [Support Information] page

Displays a link to the Panasonic Network Camera website, where you can view technical files, download the latest firmware, etc.

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10 Using IPv6

Your Panasonic Network Camera supports IPv6 (Internet Protocol Version 6). IPv6 is a next generation protocol and is expected to eventually replace IPv4, the current standard Internet protocol. As the Internet continues to expand and more and more IP-compatible devices are being introduced, the number of IP addresses supported by IPv4 is running out. While IPv4 supports just over 4 billion unique addresses, the number of addresses supported by IPv6 is virtually unlimited.

Although several Internet Service Providers (ISPs) do not support IPv6 yet, your Network Camera will be ready as IPv6 services become more widespread.

For more information regarding IPv6, visit http://www.ipv6.org/.

Note

The following restrictions apply when using the camera in an IPv6-native network.

Viewnetcam.com service cannot be used

The Setup Program can be used to search for cameras only (other Setup Program features cannot be used)

Requirements for accessing the camera using IPv6

The following hardware and software is required to access the camera using IPv6.

Windows XP Service Pack 1 or later

Internet Explorer 6.0 or later

An IPv6-compatible router

An IPv6-compatible Internet connection

Subscribe to your Internet Service Provider’s “IPv4/IPv6 Dual-Stack” or “IPv6 over IPv4 Tunneling” service.

A subscription to an IPv6-compatible domain name service or Dynamic DNS service

You cannot access the camera by entering its IPv6 address in your web browser, therefore, you need to subscribe to an IPv6-compatible domain name service or Dynamic DNS service. We recommend using

Viewnetcam.com, a Dynamic DNS service designed for use with Panasonic Network Cameras. For more information about IPv6 access, ask your ISP about IPv6-compatible services.

Preparations for accessing the camera using IPv6

The following procedures are required before you can access the camera using IPv6.

1.

Configure your router for IPv6 (see Page 131).

2.

Configure your PC for IPv6 (see Page 132).

3.

Configure the camera for IPv6 (see Page 133).

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10.1 Configuring Your Router for IPv6

10.1 Configuring Your Router for IPv6

Refer to your Internet Service Provider and the operating instructions included with your router for information on configuring the router for IPv6. If outside access (WAN access) is disabled on the router, use the router’s packet filtering feature to allow the router to receive the desired TCP and UDP packets from the WAN side.

See the Panasonic Network Camera website at http://panasonic.co.jp/pcc/products/en/netwkcam/ for information about the recommended routers.

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10.2 Configuring Your PC for IPv6

10.2 Configuring Your PC for IPv6

Your PC must be running Windows XP Service Pack 1 or later to enable IPv6.

1.

Click [Start]

®[All Programs]®[Accessories]®[Command Prompt].

2.

When the [Command Prompt] is displayed, enter ipv6 install. When installation is complete,

[Succeeded.] will be displayed.

3.

Confirm that IPv6 was successfully enabled, enter ipconfig. If IPv6 addresses are displayed, installation was successful.

For Windows XP Service Pack 2 users

If you use Windows XP Service Pack 2, the following procedure is also necessary.

1.

Click [Start]

®[Control Panel]®[Security Center]®[Windows Firewall]®[Advanced] tab.

2.

Click the [Settings...] button under [ICMP].

3.

Check [Allow incoming router request], then click [OK].

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10.3 Configuring Your Camera for IPv6

10.3 Configuring Your Camera for IPv6

When the [Connection Mode] on the [Network (IPv6)] page is set to [Automatic Setup], an IPv6 address is automatically assigned to the camera. To assign a static IPv6 address, follow the procedure below.

1.

Click the [Setup] tab.

2.

On the left side of the screen under [Basic], click [Network (IPv6)].

3.

Select the desired connection mode, then make the appropriate settings as described in this section.

[Automatic Setup]: The camera is automatically assigned an IPv6 prefix from the IPv6 router, and produces an original IPv6 address based on the IPv6 prefix.

[Static]: Allows you to set all network settings manually.

[Automatic Setup]

1.

Under [DNS], enter the IP addresses of the primary and secondary DNS servers provided by your ISP.

2.

Under [Max. Bandwidth Usage], select the maximum bandwidth you want to allow the camera to use.

3.

Under [Connection Type], select the appropriate connection type.

Normally you can leave this setting at [Auto Negotiation].

BL-C131A only: If using the camera in wireless mode, [Auto Negotiation] must be selected.

4.

Click [Save].

5.

When the [New settings are saved.] message is displayed, click [Restart].

Note

The current network settings can be confirmed on the [Status] page (see Page 119). You can also

confirm the camera’s IPv6 address using the Setup Program.

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10.3 Configuring Your Camera for IPv6

[Static]

1.

Under [Internet Connection], enter the port number to be assigned to the camera.

The default port number is 80, however, note that some ISPs do not allow access from the Internet using port 80. Ask your ISP or network administrator about which port numbers are available for access over the Internet.

2.

Enter the IP address to be assigned to the camera.

Ask your ISP or network administrator for the correct settings.

3.

Under [Default Gateway], enter the IP address of your router or the default gateway IP address provided by your ISP.

4.

Under [DNS], enter the IP addresses of the primary and secondary DNS servers provided by your ISP.

5.

Under [Max. Bandwidth Usage], select the maximum bandwidth you want to allow the camera to use.

This setting is effective for both IPv4 and IPv6 connections.

Refer to the following file size information when restricting the maximum bandwidth. Note that these are estimated file sizes; the actual file size may vary depending on image quality, image brightness, etc.

192

´ 144: 3.5 KB (28 Kbit)

320

´ 240: 10 KB (80 Kbit)

640

´ 480: 18 KB (144 Kbit)

6.

Under [Connection Type], select the appropriate connection type.

Normally you can leave this setting at [Auto Negotiation].

This setting is effective for both IPv4 and IPv6 connections.

BL-C131A only: If using the camera in wireless mode, [Auto Negotiation] must be selected.

7.

Click [Save].

8.

When the [New settings are saved.] message is displayed, click [Restart].

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10.3 Configuring Your Camera for IPv6

Note

The current network settings can be confirmed on the [Status] page (see Page 119). You can also

confirm the camera’s IPv6 address using the Setup Program.

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10.4 Accessing the Camera in IPv6 Mode

10.4 Accessing the Camera in IPv6 Mode

You will need to know the following information to access the camera in IPv6 mode.

The URL assigned to you by the domain name service or Dynamic DNS service you registered the camera to (e.g., bob.viewnetcam.com).

The port number of the camera, if it is not 80.

The user name and password required to access the camera, which were set during camera setup.

1.

Start your PC’s web browser.

2.

In the browser’s address bar, enter http:// followed by the IP address of the camera, then press

[Enter] on the keyboard.

Example: http://bob.viewnetcam.com

3.

When the authentication dialog is displayed, enter the user name and password, then click [OK]. The top page is displayed.

Note

For general information on accessing the camera, see Page 7.

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11.1 Proxy Server Settings

11 PC Settings

11.1 Proxy Server Settings

A proxy server is used to protect computers when connecting to the Internet. If your computer network uses a proxy server (many corporate networks do; most home networks do not) and you are accessing the camera from a PC connected to the same LAN as the camera, you may experience the following issues.

Camera cannot be accessed

Slow image refresh rate

Camera images cannot be seen

Audio features cannot be used

If your network uses a proxy server, we recommend setting your web browser to bypass the proxy server when accessing the camera over the LAN.

Note

Consult your Internet Service Provider or network administrator to find out if your network uses a proxy server and consult your network administrator before changing your PC’s proxy server settings.

The video and audio features cannot be used when the camera is accessed through a proxy server requiring authentication.

How to bypass the proxy server when accessing the camera

1.

Start Internet Explorer.

2.

From the [Tools] menu, select [Internet Options...].

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11.1 Proxy Server Settings

3.

Click the [Connections] tab, then click [LAN Settings...].

4.

If there is a check next to [Use a proxy server for your LAN], click [Advanced].

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11.1 Proxy Server Settings

If there is no check next to [Use a proxy server for your LAN], click [Cancel]. You do not need to change any settings.

5.

Enter the camera’s IP address in the field under [Do not use proxy server for addresses beginning with:].

6.

Click [OK].

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11.2 Creating a Shortcut to the Camera

11.2 Creating a Shortcut to the Camera

If you are using Windows XP, you can create a shortcut to the camera in your computer’s [My Network

Places] folder that will be automatically updated even if the camera’s IP address changes. In order to use this feature, you must first enable the UPnP™ component of Windows XP using the following procedure.

Note

Windows 2000 does not support this feature.

This feature is enabled for the camera by default. You can confirm the setting on the [UPnP] page if

necessary (see Page 94).

When using Windows XP (Service Pack 2)

[Start]

®([Settings])®[Control Panel]®[Add or Remove Programs]®

[Add/Remove Windows Components]

®Select [Networking Services]®[Details]®

Check [Internet Gateway Device Discovery and Control Client] and [UPnP User Interface]

®

[OK]

®Complete

When using previous versions of Windows XP

[Start]

®([Settings])®[Control Panel]®[Add or Remove Programs]®

[Add/Remove Windows Components]

®Select [Networking Services]®

[Details]

®Check [UPnP User Interface]®[OK]®[Next]®Complete

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11.3 Changing the [Temporary Internet files] Setting

11.3 Changing the [Temporary Internet files] Setting

If old images are displayed when you access the camera, change the [Temporary Internet files] setting using the following procedure.

Start Internet Explorer

®[Tools]®[Internet Options]®[General] tab®

Click [Settings] under [Temporary Internet files]

®

Check [Every visit to the page] under [Check for newer versions of stored pages]

®

[OK]

®[OK]®Complete

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11.4 About the MPEG-4 Viewer Program

11.4 About the MPEG-4 Viewer Program

The MPEG-4 viewer program is an ActiveX Control that is used to play MPEG-4 files within Internet Explorer.

This software is installed automatically the first time you view MPEG-4 videos.

A software license for the MPEG-4 decoder is included with the MPEG-4 viewer program, and the license is valid for 1 PC. When installing the MPEG-4 viewer program on additional PCs, please purchase additional licenses.

Uninstalling the MPEG-4 viewer program

Follow the procedure below to uninstall the MPEG-4 viewer program.

Start Internet Explorer

®[Tools]®[Internet Options]®[General] tab®

Click [Settings] under [Temporary Internet files]

®

Click [View Objects]

®Right-click on [pmpeg4cam Class]®[Delete]®Complete

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12 Using the Setup Program

The Setup Program, found on the included CD-ROM, can be used to:

Find cameras on the LAN and confirm information (IP address, firmware version, status, etc.) as needed

(see Page 143).

Configure a camera’s network settings (see Page 143).

Update a camera’s firmware (see Page 144).

Save a configuration file of a camera’s settings to your PC (see Page 144).

Restore the settings saved in a configuration file on your PC (see Page 144).

Note

Although the above can be performed by accessing a camera directly, using the Setup Program is convenient when you want to configure several cameras because there is no need to access each camera individually with your web browser.

When the camera is connected in IPv6 mode, the Setup Program can be used only to find and confirm cameras on the LAN (other Setup Program features are not available).

If you are using firewall or antivirus software on your PC, the Setup Program may not be able to find any cameras on your network. If you cannot disable your firewall or antivirus software, you can find the camera by entering its MAC address. Click [Search by MAC Address], then enter the camera’s MAC address. (The MAC address is printed on the camera and begins with 0080F0.)

Finding cameras on the LAN

1.

Insert the included CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive of your PC.

The Setup Program starts. If the program does not start, double-click Setup.exe found on the CD-ROM.

2.

Click [Search for Cameras].

3.

Wait for the Setup Program to find all cameras on the network and display their information.

If the desired camera is not displayed, confirm it is turned on and connected to the network.

If the desired camera is not displayed, you can find the camera by entering its MAC address. Click

[Search by MAC Address], then enter the camera’s MAC address. (The MAC address is printed on the camera and begins with 0080F0.)

4.

Confirm the information as needed.

Configuring a camera’s network settings

1.

Find the camera on the LAN (see Page 143).

2.

Select the desired camera.

3.

Click [Network Settings].

If more than 20 minutes have passed since the selected camera was turned on, you cannot configure the camera. Turn off the camera, then turn it on again. This restriction does not apply to cameras which have not been configured yet or have been reset to their factory default settings.

4.

Change the camera name as desired (max. 15 characters).

See Page 147 for a list of valid characters. Note that [Space], ["], ['], [&], [<], and [>] are not available.

5.

Select the desired connection mode, and enter the appropriate settings. See Page 82 for details about

each setting.

[Automatic Setup]: Configures the camera automatically based on your network’s settings.

[Specify an IP Address]: Allows you to assign a static IP address. Refer to your ISP or network administrator for more information.

a.

Specify an IP address corresponding to your network’s settings.

b.

Specify the subnet mask of your network.

c.

Enter the default gateway (the IP address of your router).

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d.

Enter the IP address of the DNS server(s).

e.

Specify the maximum bandwidth the camera is allowed to use.

[DHCP]: Allows the camera to be configured automatically by your network’s DHCP server (usually your router). Refer to your ISP or network administrator for more information.

a.

Enter the host name if required by your ISP or network administrator.

b.

Enter the default gateway if required by your ISP or network administrator.

c.

Enter the IP address of the DNS server(s). Refer to your ISP or network administrator for more information.

d.

Specify the maximum bandwidth the camera is allowed to use.

6.

Click [Save].

7.

Follow the on-screen prompts.

Updating a camera’s firmware

1.

Download the latest firmware from the Panasonic Network Camera website (http://panasonic.co.jp/pcc/ products/en/netwkcam/) and save it on your PC.

2.

Insert the included CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive of your PC.

The Setup Program starts. If the program does not start, double-click Setup.exe found on the CD-ROM.

3.

Click [Update Firmware]. A dialog prompts you to specify the location of the firmware file.

4.

Select the firmware file you downloaded from the Panasonic Network Camera website and click [Open].

5.

Select the camera you would like to update, then click [Execute].

Only cameras which are compatible with the selected firmware file are displayed.

You can select multiple cameras if desired.

6.

Enter the administrator user name and password when prompted, then click [OK].

7.

Click [xxCONFIRM STRING Execute].

[xxCONFIRM STRING] is displayed when the firmware has been updated.

8.

Click [xxCONFIRM STRING Save Log] to display a log of the firmware revision.

Saving settings in a configuration file

1.

Insert the included CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive of your PC.

The Setup Program starts. If the program does not start, double-click Setup.exe found on the CD-ROM.

2.

Click [Save Settings to PC/Save Settings to Camera].

3.

Select the desired camera, then click [Save Settings to PC].

4.

Enter the camera’s administrator user name and password when prompted, then click [OK]. A dialog prompts you to specify a location to save the file.

5.

Specify a location to save the file, then click [Save].

6.

When [Settings were saved on the PC.] is displayed, click [OK].

Note

Buffered images are not saved in the configuration file.

The configuration file’s extension (.dat) must not be changed. If you change it, the saved settings cannot be restored.

If you save a configuration file and then update the camera’s firmware later, the configuration file may not be able to be restored properly. If you regularly save a configuration file of the cameras settings, remember to save a configuration file after you update the camera’s firmware.

Restoring settings from a configuration file

1.

Insert the included CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive of your PC.

The Setup Program starts. If the program does not start, double-click Setup.exe found on the CD-ROM.

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2.

Click [Save Settings to PC/Save Settings to Camera].

3.

Click [Save Settings to Camera]. A dialog prompts you to specify the location of the saved configuration file.

4.

Specify the configuration file and click [Open].

5.

Select the desired camera, then click [Execute].

6.

Enter the camera’s administrator user name and password when prompted, then click [OK]. A dialog displays the status.

7.

xxCONFIRM SPEC

8.

After the settings have been restored to the camera, the camera will restart automatically.

Note

Network settings and the administrator user name and password are not changed when you restore a configuration file using the Setup Program.

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13.1 Cleaning the Camera

13 Technical Information

13.1 Cleaning the Camera

For best performance, we recommend cleaning the camera periodically. Turn the camera off before cleaning it.

Cleaning the main unit

Clean the main unit with a dry and soft cloth.

Note

Do not use alcohol, polishing powder, cleanser, benzine, thinner, wax, petroleum products, pesticides, glass cleaners, hair spray, or hot water when cleaning the camera, as they may cause a change in the shape or color of the camera.

Do not apply pressure to the lens housing (pan/tilt mechanism) of the camera. Any forced movement can damage the internal mechanism.

If the built-in sensor has dust on it, it may not make detections properly. Keep the built-in sensor clean.

Cleaning the lens

Clean the lens periodically to ensure clear, focused images.

Note

Do not touch the lens directly. Fingerprints may cause an unclear image.

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13.2 ASCII Character Table

;

<

=

>

?

8

9

:

5

6

7

2

3

0

1

4

+

,

-

/

.

)

(

*

[Space]

!

"

#

$

%

&

'

K

L

M

N

O

H

I

J

E

F

G

B

C

@

A

D

\

[

]

^

_

X

Y

Z

U

V

W

R

S

P

Q

T l k m n o j i h e f g b c

` a d

}

~

|

{ x y z u v w r s p q t

13.2 ASCII Character Table

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13.3 Internal Memory Specifications for Buffered Images

13.3 Internal Memory Specifications for Buffered

Images

The camera’s internal memory can buffer images according to the table below.

Note

All values are approximate.

JPEG images (videos and still images)

Resolution

640

´ 480

320

´ 240

192

´ 144

Specification

File Size

No. of Images

File Size

No. of Images

File Size

No. of Images

Snapshot

60 KB

(Saved to PC)

30 KB

(Saved to PC)

10 KB

(Saved to PC)

Favor Clarity

50 KB

80

25 KB

160

7 KB

570

Image Quality

Standard

33 KB

120

16 KB

250

5 KB

800

Favor Motion

20 KB

200

8 KB

500

3 KB

1330

MPEG-4 videos

Resolution Specification Snapshot

640

´ 480

320

´ 240

192

´ 144

File Size

No. of Images

File Size

No. of Images

File Size

No. of Images

60 KB

(Saved to PC)

30 KB

(Saved to PC)

10 KB

(Saved to PC)

xxOLD SPEC

Favor

Clarity

50 KB

80

25 KB

160

7 KB

570

Image Quality

Standard

33 KB

120

16 KB

250

5 KB

800

Favor Motion

20 KB

200

8 KB

500

3 KB

1330

Mobile Phone

8 KB

500

3 KB

1330

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13.4 Default Setting List

13.4 Default Setting List

Basic

Items Default

Network Connection Mode Automatic Setup

Allow Access from the Internet

(Automatic Setup only)

No

Network Configuration from Setup

Program (Static/DHCP only)

Enable

Port No.

(Static/DHCP only)

IP address

(Static only)

Subnet Mask

(Static only)

Host Name

(DHCP only)

80

192.168.0.253

255.255.255.0

(Blank)

Default Gateway (Static/DHCP only)

DNS Server 1

DNS Server 2

(Static/DHCP only)

(Blank)

(Blank)

Max. Bandwidth Usage (Mbps) Unlimited

Connection Type

Wireless (BL-C131A only)

Communication Mode

Channel

SSID

UPnP™

Viewnetcam.com

xxSpeed

Encryption

Auto Port Forwarding

Display Shortcut Icon in My Network Places

Enable

Auto Negotiation

802.11 b/g

Auto xxCONFIRM xxAuto

No encryption

Disable

Enable

No check

Notes

20, 21, 25 and 110 are not available

0–63 characters

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13.4 Default Setting List

Date and Time

Camera

Items

Time Setting

Automatic Time Adjustment

Time Zone

Adjust Clock for Daylight Saving

Time

Start Day

End Day

Camera Name

White Balance

AC Power Source Frequency

Pan Range—Minimum

Pan Range—Home Position

Pan Range—Maximum

Tilt Range—Minimum

Tilt Range—Home Position

Tilt Range—Maximum

Default

AM/PM

No check

GMT -05:00

No check

Apr

First Sunday

2 AM

Oct

Last Sunday

2 AM

Network

Camera

Auto

60 Hz

-50 °

0 °

+50 °

-40 °

0 °

+10 °

Account

Items

Security: Administrator General Authentication

General User

User Name

Password

Retype Password

User ID List

User Name

Password

Retype Password

Access Level

1–15 characters

Default

Do not permit access from guest users

Level 3

Notes

6–15 characters

6–15 characters

6–15 characters

6–15 characters

6–15 characters

6–15 characters

Notes

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13.4 Default Setting List

Advanced

Image Display

Multi Camera

Buffer/Transfer

Operation Time

Indicator Control

Privacy Mode

Items Default Notes

Single Camera Image Resolution 320

Limit Continuous Motion JPEG

Still Image Refresh Interval

Language

Multi Camera

Display

IP Address or Host Name

Port No.

Camera Name

Status

Trigger

Active Time of Trigger

Transfer Method

Notify

Operation Time

Indicator Control

Privacy Button

Privacy Mode

´ 240

Single Camera Image Quality Standard

Single Camera Refresh Interval Motion

Multi Camera Image Resolution

320

´ 240

Multi Camera Image Quality Standard

Multi Camera Refresh Interval Motion

Unlimited

30 s

English

Checked

Off

Timer

Always

No Transfer, No Memory

Overwrite

Host name is 1–255 characters

20, 21, 25 and 110 are not available

1–15 characters

Always

Turn indicator on when camera is on

Checked

Disable

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13.4 Default Setting List

Preset Buttons

Presets 1–20

Items

Preset 1

Preset 2

Preset 3

Preset 4

Default

UpperLeft

UpperRight

LowerLeft

LowerRight

Notes

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13.5 Specifications

13.5 Specifications

Camera Specifications

Items

Zoom

Pan/Tilt Angle

Number of Pixels

Illuminance

White Balance

Lens Brightness

Focus

Aperture (F No.)

Horizontal Viewing Angle

Vertical Viewing Angle

Exposure

Specifications

10

´ (by area) digital zoom

Pan: -50 ° to +50 °, Tilt: -40 ° to +10 °

1/6 inch CMOS Sensor 320,000 pixels

10–100,000 lx (3–10,000 lx when in Color Night View mode)

Auto/Manual/Hold

9 steps

Fixed 0.3 m–Infinity

F2.8

49 °

Auto

Other Specifications

Items

Image Compression

Image Resolution

Buffered Images

*1

Audio Communication

Audio Compression Format

Audio Bandwidth

Audio Reception Method

Audio Reception Encoding

Audio Input

Frame Rate

*2

Communication Protocols

Specifications

JPEG (3 Levels), MJPEG-4

640

´ 480, 320 ´ 240, 192 ´ 144

About 250 frames (320

´ 240, standard image quality) with time display

Camera to PC

ADPCM 32 kbps

300 Hz–3.4 KHz

ActiveX

ActiveX

Built-in microphone

Max. 30 frames/second (640

´ 480, 320 ´ 240, 192 ´ 144)

IPv4/IPv6 Dual-Stack

IPv4:

TCP, UDP, IP, HTTP, FTP, SMTP, DHCP, DNS, ARP, ICMP, POP3,

NTP, UPnP™, SMTP Authentication, RTP, RTSP, RTCP

IPv6:

TCP, UDP, IP, HTTP, FTP, SMTP, DNS, ICMPv6, POP3, NDP, NTP,

RTP, RTSP, RTCP

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13.5 Specifications

Items

Image Buffer/Transfer Triggers

Image Transfer Method

Wired LAN Interface

Sensor Detection Method

Sensor Detection Range

*4

Indicator Display

Dimensions (W

´H´D)

Weight (Main Unit Only)

Power Supply

Power Consumption

Operating Temperature

Operating Humidity

Specifications

Timer, Sensor, Motion Detection

SMTP

*3

, FTP, HTTP

10Base-T/100Base-TX Ethernet RJ-45 connector

Pyroelectric Infrared Sensor

Horizontal: About 30 °

Vertical: About 85 °

Distance: About 5 m (16 feet 5 inches)

Power

Network Communication

Camera Operation

Ethernet Link

Sensor Detection

74 mm

´ 98 mm ´ 73 mm

(2 15/16 inches

´ 3 7/8 inches ´ 2 7/8 inches)

BL-C111A: 180 (0.4 lb.)

BL-C131A: 210 (0.46 lb.)

AC adaptor: Input 120 V AC, 60 Hz

Output 9 V DC, 750 mA

BL-C111A: About 2.7 W (4.0 W during pan/tilt scan)

BL-C131A: About 4.5 W (6.0 W during pan/tilt scan)

Operation: +5 °C (+41 °F) to +40 °C (+104 °F)

Storage: +0 °C (+32 °F) to +50 °C (+122 °F)

Operation: 20 %–80 % (no condensation)

Storage: 20 %–90 % (no condensation)

Wireless Specifications (BL-C131A Only)

Items

Communication Standard

Data Transfer Mode

Frequency Range

Channel

Security

Specifications

IEEE 802.11b, 802.11b/g, 802.11g exclusive

IEEE 802.11b: Direct Sequence Spectrum Spread (DS-SS)

IEEE 802.11g: Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM)

2.412–2.462 GHz

1–11

SSID, WEP (64/128/152 bit), WPA-PSK (TKIP), WPA2-PSK (AES)

*1

*2

*3

*4

See Page 148 for details.

Frame rate may slow down depending on the network environment, PC performance, image quality, when Color Night View mode is activated, etc.

The camera supports POP Before SMTP Authentication and SMTP Authentication. Only PLAIN and LOGIN SMTP Authentication is supported.

When the temperature is 20 °C (68 °F)

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