VC520 User Manual

VC520 User Manual
VC520
User Manual
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WARNING
TO REDUCE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPLIANCE TO RAIN
OR MOISTURE. WARRANTY WILL BE VOID IF ANY UNAUTHORIZED MODIFICATIONS ARE
DONE TO THE PRODUCT.
Remote Control Battery Safety Information
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Store batteries in a cool and dry place.
Do not throw away used batteries in the trash. Properly dispose used batteries through specially
approved disposal methods.
Remove the batteries if they are not in use for long periods of time. Battery leakage and corrosion
can damage the remote control. Dispose of batteries safely and through approved disposal
methods.
Do not use old batteries with new batteries.
Do not mix and use different types of batteries: alkaline, standard (carbon-zinc) or rechargeable
(nickel-cadmium).
Do not dispose of batteries in a fire.
Do not attempt to short circuit the battery terminals.
Contents
Package Contents.............................................................................................................................. 1
Product Introduction ........................................................................................................................... 2
Camera ....................................................................................................................................... 2
Speakerphone ............................................................................................................................ 3
Hub ............................................................................................................................................. 4
Remote Controller....................................................................................................................... 4
Setup VC520 ..................................................................................................................................... 6
Device Connection...................................................................................................................... 6
Mounting Camera ....................................................................................................................... 7
Connector Retainer ..................................................................................................................... 8
Use VC520 ........................................................................................................................................ 9
Make a Video Call ....................................................................................................................... 9
Phone in ..................................................................................................................................... 9
Line in ......................................................................................................................................... 9
LED Indicator .............................................................................................................................. 9
AVer PTZApp .................................................................................................................................... 11
Install AVer PTZApp ................................................................................................................... 11
Use AVer PTZApp ...................................................................................................................... 11
Select Remote Control.............................................................................................................. 16
Set the Camera Number ........................................................................................................... 17
Package Contents
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1.
Camera
9.
Camera cable
2.
Hub
10. Speakerphone cable
3.
Speakerphone
11. 3.5mm AUX cable
4.
Remote Controller
12. User Manual
5.
Mount (mounting screws are included)
13. Warranty Card
6.
Power Cord1 & Power adapter
14. Quick Installation Guide
7.
Velcro for hub2
15. AAA Batteries (x2)
8.
USB cable
16. Connector Retaining Kit(4pcs)
[Note] 1. The power cord will vary depending on the standard power outlet of the country where it is
sold.
2. Adhesive fastener holds the hub when mounted under your flat surface. Use appropriate
cleaning solution when removing the fastener. Test the cleaning solution to make sure that it
will not damage the surface.
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Product Introduction
Camera
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1. IR Sensor
4. RS232 connection*
2. Power indictor
5. Kensington lock
3. Hub connection
6. Screw hole for mounting
* If you need a converter or instructions on how to use RS232, please contact AVer USA.
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Speakerphone
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4 5
6 7 8
1. Cellphone indicator
5. Hub connection
2. Volume up/down
6. Kensington lock
3. Mute/unmute speakerphone*
7. Line out
4. Speakerphone(daisy chain)
8. Phone in
* Red LED: speakerphone is on mute
* Blue LED: speakerphone is active (or live)
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Hub
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1. Power jack
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3. Speakerphone
2. USB port
connection
4. Camera connection
Remote Controller
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Name
1. Camera select
2. Camera direction control
Function
1 remote can control up to 3 AVer VC/CAM. Use AVer PTZapp
sets number associated with each camera, select which camera
you like to control on remote.
Use the direction button on the remote to control the direction of
the camera. Press the direction button to move the camera or
press and hold for continuous pan or tilt.
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Name
Function
3. FaceLumi
Press it to optimize and lock auto focus, auto exposure and skin
tone based on faces detected by camera at this moment. When
pan, tilt, zoom or camera disconnects, this settings are unlocked.
4. OSD menu
Press to bring out OSD menu.
5. Zoom in/Zoom out
Increase/Decrease the camera zoom.
6. Preset
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
7. Preset position
Press to get back to “home” position that user has set.
Move camera to desired position. Press and hold the preset
button until saved message is displayed on screen. Select
preset position button 0~9 to save current camera position.
Press preset + preset position button (0~9), camera will go to
saved position.
Press preset + preset position button (0~9), camera will go to
saved position.
8. Call/answer*
Answer a call or start a call.
9. Enter
To confirm selection in OSD menu.
10. Mute/Unmute Speakerphone
Mute/Unmute the speakerphone.
11. Volume up/down
Adjust volume up or down.
12. Far site camera control
Press the Far/Near button to control the far site camera for pan,
tilt, or zoom functions.
13. Hang up*
End the call.
* Function requires AVer PTZApp
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Setup VC520
Device Connection
Wall outlet
Camera
Power cable
Hub
DC
Speakerphone
12V
Speakerphone cable
Camera cable
USB cable
Laptop
PC
1. Use the camera cable and the speakerphone cable to connect the camera, hub, and speakerphone
(refer to diagram above).
2. Use USB cable to connect the hub to your PC/laptop (refer to diagram above).
3. Connect the power to the hub;
LED will light up, camera head will rotate, and the camera power
indictor will light up.
4. Install Aver PTZApp on laptop or PC that is connected with VC520. The app can be used to adjust
and setup the parameters of the camera (refer to section of Aver PTZApp)
5. To make a call, run your video application (SkypeTM, Microsoft ® LyncTM, Google Hangout, Cisco
WebEx® , GoToMeetingTM, WebRTC, and etc.), select VC520 as your video and audio device.
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Mounting Camera
There are 3 ways to mount the camera – on the wall, on the ceiling, and on a table with the mount and
screws included in the package.
[Warning]
1. When securing the camera mount on a wall or celling, only use hardware and materials certified to
support 22 lb (10 kg) weight. For dry wall installation, please use Sleeve-Type Hollow Wall Anchors
(a.k.a. Molly Bolts).
2. If the camera mount is secured to a table, please note excessive table movement or pulling on the
camera cables may cause the mount and camera to fall. Ensure the cables and camera are secured
properly.
 Wall
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Ceiling
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Table
Connector Retainer
The connector retainer can use to secure camera and speakerphone cable connection with hub, camera,
and speakerphone.
DC
12V
DC
12V
TO
Speakerphone
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Use VC520
Make a Video Call
1. Make sure all devices (camera, hub, speakerphone, and laptop/PC) are well connected and hub is
powered on.
2. Run your video application (SkypeTM, Microsoft ® LyncTM, Google Hangout, Cisco WebEx® ,
GoToMeetingTM, WebRTC, and etc.) on your laptop or PC.
3. Set the VC520 camera as the primary camera for your video application (refer to your video
application user guide). You can now make your call.
4. The VC520 is a plug-and-play conference camera. The system requires no special drivers, but we do
recommend installing the AVer PTZApp for a better user experience. For information on how to install
and use the AVer PTZApp, refer to the AVer PTZApp section in this user manual.
Phone in
To connect the VC520 speakerphone to your mobile phone as a hands free call device.
1. Use the included 3.5mm AUX cable to connect your mobile device to the “Phone In” jack on the
speakerphone.
2. Once the VC520 detects the proper connection to your mobile phone, When connection is successful,
the “Cellphone” indicator will light up.
Line in
To connect another VC520 speakerphone to extend the distance of speakerphone coverage to cover a
room that has a diameter larger than 30’ and increase the volume:
1. Connect one side of the daisy chain cable (not included) to the speakerphone port (daisy chain).
2. Connect the other side of the cable to the speakerphone port on the other VC520 speakerphone.
LED Indicator

Camera
Status
LED
Starting
Flashing blue and camera head is rotating
Normal
Solid blue
Camera is not being used
by the computer
Camera is not connected
Solid orange
Solid orange and camera head is down.
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Speakerphone(
Cellphone(
)
Status
LED
Mute
Solid Red
Unmute
Solid blue
Status
LED
Connect
Light on
Disconnect
Light off
)
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AVer PTZApp
Install AVer PTZApp
Please go to http://www.aver.com > Support > Download Center > Video Conferencing to download
the AVer PTZApp. After downloading, double-click on the file and follow the on screen instructions to
complete the installation.
Remember to select the “Skype plug-in” option during installation.
After installing the AVer PTZApp, double-click on the AVer PTZApp icon to run the application.
Use AVer PTZApp
1. To run you video application, a plug-in request will be displayed on your video application interface.
Click on it to accept the plug-in; your video application can now be control by AVer PTZApp and
remote control.
If you have the Skype plug-in checked during the installation, a plug-in request will be displayed in
Skype. Click on the Skype plug-in request to accept the plug-in; this enables
and
funcationality on the Remote Control.
2. During your video call, you can use the AVer PTZApp to pan, tilt and zoom the camera in/out and
enable/disable the backlight feature.
3. For the first time use, you can check the connection, camera, and speaker status, and setup the
camera’s parameters. Each function will be described below:
a
b
c
d
e
h
f
i
g
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a. Currently selected device: This field displays currently selected VC or CAM device controlled by
PTZApp. If you have more than one AVer VC or CAM devices connected to this PC/Mac PTZApp is
running, you can click on the drop down list to select other AVer VC or CAM device.
b. Function icon: Click it to switch to the function’s page.
PTZ: To control the camera direction, zoom in and out, and to enable/disable the backlight
compensation during your video call.
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Settings: To setup parameters of the camera – White balance, noise filter, frequency, brightness,
sharpness, flip, mirror, ADDR, baud rate, H.264 stream, and numeric key control. ADDR and
baud rate is for RS232 connection setting. Click the Save button to save all settings. To change
all the settings, back to the default values, click the Factory Default button.
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Diagnostic Utility: To display the S/W and F/W version and the devices connection status. You
can also test the camera and speakerphone status, and update the firmware of the camera.
c. Minimize: Minimize the app to system tray. To quit the application, right-click the icon on the system
tray and select “Quit”.
d.
(Camera): Click it to view the camera live view. Click the camera icon again to close the
camera live view. If the live video did not appear, please check the camera, hub, and the laptop/PC
connection to make sure all are correct and well connected.
Normal
Un-normal
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e. Connection diagnostic: Display devices connection status. If the AVer PTZApp has detected that
some of the devices (camera, speakerphone, hub, and laptop/PC) are not connected well, the
diagram will display an “X” on the device to indicate the connection has a problem. If the camera is in
use by another application, it will display “Can’t start video” warning.
f. Test Camera: Click the Test Camera button to check the camera status. Click
to view camera
live video. Also, you can adjust the camera direction and view of the zoom in/out. To leave the page,
click the Abort Diagnostic button.
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g. Test Speakerphone: Click to check the speakerphone status. It will require the user to record a short
message and play it back to ensure the speakerphone is working.
h. Update Now: Allows the user to update the VC520 camera’s firmware.
1. Click” Update Now”.
2. A dialog will display the current firmware version and available new firmware version (internet
connection is required).
3.
To auto update, click “Auto Update” and update process will start. The new firmware will be
downloaded first; then, the new firmware will be uploaded to camera.
[Note] Before updating the new firmware to the camera, please make sure camera, hub, and
laptop/PC are all well connected and stay connected during the entire process.
Download new firmware
4.
i.
Update new firmware to camera
To update the firmware manually, click “Manual Update” and locate the new firmware to start the
process.
Troubleshooting: collect more system information for troubleshooting before you contact AVer
technical support.
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Select Remote Control
VC520 supports 2 types of remote control, user need to select remote control before use it.
At PTZApp UI, select PTZ and select the remote control that user has.
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Set the Camera Number
When connect with multiple cameras, user can set the camera number to associate with each camera for
remote controller to control.
1. If PTZapp detects computer connects to multiple VC/CAM, you can select which camera you like to
control through the dropdown list.
2. Next, Click Change Binding button.
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3. Select which camera number of remote control it maps to.
4. Click Save to save settings. To un-save the settings, click Abort.
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