M15 Camera Manual
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M15 Camera Manual
The HiRes Video Company
HiRes
6 Megapixels
EN
4096 x 1536
Software zoom
Skyline
Format free
Each image format
freely definable
30 Frames/s
VGA (640 x 480)
30 F/s Mega
Virtual PTZ
Digital pan, tilt,
zoom
Backlight
Safe using CMOS
without mechanical iris
Internal DVR
Internal via Flash,
external via Network
Win/Lin/Mac
Recording
via Network on PC
up to 4 Terabyte
Microphone & speaker
Audio
bi-directional via IP,
variable framerates
SIP-Client with video
IP Telephony
60.184_EN_V2_07/2013
Dual. Modular. Unique.
True to the original: The weatherproof, robust successor to our successful MOBOTIX dual camera
features interchangeable sensor modules as well as the latest MOBOTIX system technology. As a
result, it remains totally unique in terms of performance, functionality and design.
Alarm notify,
cam remote control
VideoMotion
Multiple windows
precision pixel-based
-22 to +140°F
Weatherproof
-30 to +60°C, IP66,
no heating necessary
IEEE 802.3af
PoE
www.mobotix.com
Network power
even in winter
HiRes Video Innovations
The German company MOBOTIX AG is known as the leading pioneer in network camera technology and its
decentralized concept has made high-resolution video systems cost efficient.
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Robust
No moving parts
fiber glass housing
MxCC/MxEasy
Licence free
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CONTENTS
1
Product Overview
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1.1
M15 AllroundDual
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1.1.1
1.1.2
1.1.3
1.1.4
1.1.5
General Product Characteristics
Hemispheric Sensor Module
Advantages And New Features
Decentralized Video System
Green IP Video
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1.2
Technical Specifications
24
1.2.1
1.2.2
1.2.3
1.2.4
M15 Lens Options
Camera Variants – Lenses, Hardware, Image Formats
Camera Variants – Software Features
Technical Data
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1.3
Delivered Parts and Dimensions
30
1.3.1
1.3.2
1.3.3
1.3.4
M15 Core (Basic Module)
L12 Sensor Module
L25, L51 Sensor Modules
L38, L76, L160 Sensor Modules
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1.4
Available Accessories
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1.4.1
1.4.2
1.4.3
1.4.4
1.4.5
1.4.6
1.4.7
1.4.8
1.4.9
1.4.10
1.4.11
1.4.12
Polarization Filter
MiniUSB Cable to MiniUSB (Straight/Angled)
MiniUSB Cable To USB-A Socket
Ethernet Patch Cable For Bayonet Catch
NPA-PoE-Set
MX-Patch-Box
MX-NPA-Box
MX-GPS-Box
MX-232-IO-Box
ExtIO Expansion Module
Mx2wire+ Media Converter
Other Accessories
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1.5
MOBOTIX Software
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1.5.1
1.5.2
1.5.3
1.5.4
Integrated Camera Software (Firmware)
MxControlCenter
MxEasy
MOBOTIX App
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Installation
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2.1
Preparing The Installation
50
2.1.1
2.1.2
2.1.3
2.1.4
2.1.5
Installation Options: Wall, Ceiling, Pole
Installing The Camera With Hemispheric Sensor Modules
Network Connection And Power Supply, UPS
Preparing The Camera Connections, Wall Outlets, MX-Patch-Box
Wiring, Fire Prevention, Lightning And Surge Protection
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2.2
First Installation Steps
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2.2.1
2.2.2
2.2.3
2.2.4
2.2.5
2.2.6
2.2.7
2.2.8
Initial Installation of the Sensor Modules
Opening the Camera Housing
Installing the Security Clips (Optional)
Exchanging Sensor Modules
Replacing the Ethernet Patch Cable
Connecting a USB Cable
Connecting a Two-Wire MxBus Cable
Closing the Camera Housing
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2.3
Mounting The Camera With Wall Mount
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2.3.1
VarioFlex Wall Mount
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2.4
Mounting The Camera With Ceiling Mount
74
2.4.1
VarioFlex Ceiling Mount
74
2.5
Mounting The Camera With Pole Mount (Accessories)
78
2.5.1
Pole Mount (MX-MH-SecureFlex-ESWS)
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2.6
Replacing The MicroSD Card
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2.7
Network And Power Connection
85
2.7.1
2.7.2
2.7.3
2.7.4
2.7.5
2.7.6
Network Cabling For M15 With Patch Cables
Power Supply Using A Switch
Power Supply When Connected Directly To A Computer
Power Supply With Power-Over-Ethernet Products
Variable PoE
Camera Startup Sequence
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Operating The Camera
90
3.1
Manual and Automatic Operation – Overview
90
3.1.1
3.1.2
3.1.3
Manually Using A Computer In The 10.x.x.x IP Address Range
Automatically Using MxControlCenter Or MxEasy
Automatically Using DHCP
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3.2
First Images And The Most Important Settings
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3.2.1 Manually Setting Up The Network Parameters In A Browser
3.2.2 First Images And The Most Important Settings In The Browser
3.2.3 First Images And Network Parameter Configuration In MxControlCenter
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3.2.4 First Images And Network Parameter Configuration In MxEasy
3.2.5 Starting The Camera With The Factory IP Address
3.2.6 Starting The Camera With An Automatic IP Address (DHCP)
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3.3
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Adjusting Camera, Lens Focus And Installing A Filter
3.3.1 Adjusting The Camera
3.3.2 Adjusting Lens Focus (L76/L160 Only)
3.3.3 Inserting A Filter
3.4
Virtual PTZ And Full Image Recording
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3.4.1 Preparing The Virtual PTZ Function
3.4.2 Full Image Recording
3.4.3 Special M15 Configuration In The Browser
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3.5
MicroSD Card Recording
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3.5.1
3.5.2
3.5.3
3.5.4
3.5.5
3.5.6
3.5.7
Introduction
Formatting The MicroSD Card
Activating Recording
Accessing Data on the MicroSD Card
Deactivating Card Recording
Using A MicroSD Card In A Different MOBOTIX Camera
Limitations On Warranty When Using Flash Storage Media
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3.6
Configuration In The Browser
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3.6.1 Overview
3.6.2 General Browser Settings
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3.7
Additional Notes
134
3.7.1
3.7.2
3.7.3
3.7.4
3.7.5
3.7.6
3.7.7
3.7.8
3.7.9
3.7.10
3.7.11
3.7.12
3.7.13
3.7.14
3.7.15
Operation with Only One Sensor Module
Password For The Admin Menu
Permanently Deactivating The Microphone
Starting The Camera With The Factory IP Address
Resetting The Camera To Factory Settings
Activating Event Control And Motion Detection
Deactivating Text And Logo Options
Deactivating The Camera Reboot
Browser
Cleaning The Camera And Lens
Safety Warnings
Online Help In The Browser
RoHS Declaration
Disposal
Disclaimer
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Declaration Of Conformity M15 AllroundDual
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Manufacturer
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Important Notes
Electrical Installation
Electrical systems and equipment may only be set up, changed and maintained by
a qualified electrician or under the direction and supervision of a qualified electrician
in accordance with the appropriate electrical guidelines.
Legal Aspects Of Video And Sound Recording
§
You must comply with all data protection regulations for video and sound monitoring when using MOBOTIX products. Depending on national laws and the installation
location of the MOBOTIX AllroundDual M15, the recording of video and sound data
may be subject to special documentation or it may be prohibited. All users of MOBOTIX
products are therefore required to familiarize themselves with all valid regulations
and comply with these laws. MOBOTIX AG is not liable for any illegal use of MOBOTIX
products.
Network Security
MOBOTIX products include all of the necessary configuration options for operation
in Ethernet networks in compliance with data protection laws. The operator is responsible for the data protection concept across the entire system. The basic settings
required to prevent misuse can be configured in the software and are passwordprotected. This prevents unauthorized parties from accessing these settings.
Never Remove Domes/Lens Covers
The MOBOTIX cameras M15D and M15M should never be operated without their
preinstalled transparent domes (sensor modules M15D and housing M15M) or protective lens covers (sensor modules M15D). The camera is no longer weatherproof
when operated without the domes or protective lens covers. The exposed metal ring
around the lens can become extremely hot when the exterior temperature is high.
Touching this ring can cause burns.
Only Exchange Sensor Modules When Powered Off
Make sure that the camera‘s power supply has been disconnected before attempting
to exchange any sensor modules.
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HiRes dual image, up to
6 megapixels (also at night)
Integrated 4 GB MicroSD card
(expandable up to 64 GB)
High frame rates up to
30 fps (Mega)
Shock detector
MiniUSB port for external
expansions
Variable PoE class
MxBus port for MOBOTIX
add-on modules
One sensor module: mono camera
system with Day or Night image sensor and images up to 3MEGA
MxActivitySensor detects
movement and the direction
of movement
Two sensor modules: dual camera system with any combination of Day/Night
image sensors and dual images with up
to 6MEGA
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M15 Camera Manual
FOREWORD
Dear MOBOTIX customer,
Congratulations on your decision to purchase the M15, the powerful successor
to the original MOBOTIX M1/M10/M12, proven one hundred thousand times. This
weatherproof (IP66), versatile, all-round solution “Made in Germany” represents
an important milestone in the successful history of MOBOTIX products.
As decentralized complete video systems, MOBOTIX cameras have much more to
offer than conventional network cameras. The M15 features integrated environment
sensors (PIR, outside temperature, motion sensor), speaker and microphone for twoway video communication based on the SIP standard, long-term memory, free video
management software and a preassembled VarioFlex wall/ceiling mount, in addition
to two HiRes image sensors. The weatherproof MxBus and MiniUSB interfaces allow
for direct connection of MOBOTIX interface boxes and standard devices such as UMTS
modules, additional memory, etc.
With the M15, one or two separately available MOBOTIX sensors modules (lens plus
sensor board and microphone) that can be replaced at any time are used in the M15
Core basic camera module. Twelve different sensor modules are available for the M15:
Six focal lengths from telephoto to hemispheric, each available in day or night versions.
With the Day&Night models with day and night sensors, the camera switches off to the
appropriate sensor depending on the lighting conditions.
The latest five-megapixel technology ensures crisp HiRes images, limited to 3.1 megapixels,
with improved live digital zoom and increased light sensitivity so that clear color images
are always produced, even at dawn and dusk. At night, a single black and white sensor
module now also produces high-resolution images up to 3.1 megapixels. If both sensor
images are displayed or recorded at the same time, the M15 delivers dual images up
to six megapixels.
The MxEasy and MxControlCenter video management software, which is tailored to
MOBOTIX cameras, and a PDF manual can be downloaded from the MOBOTIX website at no cost: www.mobotix.com > Support > Software Downloads. MOBOTIX also
provides a mobile solution for the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch iOS devices. Search for
“MOBOTIX AG” in the App Store to find the free app.
If you still have any questions, our support and international sales staff are available at
[email protected] from Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (German time).
Thank you for choosing MOBOTIX products and services. We wish you all the best with
your new, high-performance MOBOTIX M15 AllroundDual camera!
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1
PRODUCT OVERVIEW
1.1
M15 AllroundDual
1.1.1
General Product Characteristics
The HiRes Dual Camera System For All Your Needs
The M15 AllroundDual camera is a well equipped, professional network camera that is top
of the MOBOTIX product range, both in terms of functionality and technological capability.
The integration of two image sensors and a range of other functions and technical innovations results in unlimited usage possibilities: For video security applications in commercial,
private and public sector environments, as a surveillance or weather camera, a webcam,
indoors or outdoors, day or night.
Caution: MOBOTIX In Use!
It is clear from the outset that the M15 is an authentic MOBOTIX camera like its predecessor, the M12. It offers special advantages when a security camera looks like the real thing
thanks to its unique, striking product design, which has stood for leading video technology
and image quality for many years. This is because potential criminals have developed an
eye for spotting high-resolution MOBOTIX cameras and will shy away from them when
they see one. Even they know these kinds of video cameras can record all activities with an
image quality high enough to be used as evidence, and criminals would rather abandon
these attempts and concentrate on less secure prospects.
Modular System Setup
A M15 camera consists of three main components:
1. Housing with integrated camera electronics, flash memory, external ports (Ethernet,
MxBus, MiniUSB) and pre-installed VarioFlex mount for wall or ceiling mounting
2. Front element to hold one or two sensor modules, with microphone, speaker, passive
infrared sensor (PIR), outside temperature sensor and status LEDs
3. One or two sensor modules with lens, image sensor, microphone and status LEDs
(microphone and status LEDs are deactivated if attached to a M15)
The housing with VarioFlex mount, connection cable for sensor modules and network and
the front element are components of the M15 Core basic module as standard. The sensor
modules may be ordered separately and combined freely as desired (for example, Day/
Night, telephoto/wide-angle). The system’s modular design ensures a high level of flexibility
and ease of repair (for example, replace one sensor module instead of the entire camera).
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Ethernet patch cable
Using VarioFlex mount
for installing on a wall or
ceiling (can be upgraded)
MiniUSB
MxBus
PoE switch
The Right Sensor Module For Every Application
Twelve different sensor modules are available for the M15: Six focal lengths from telephoto
to hemispheric, each available in day or night versions, with a horizontal image angle of
13°, 27°, 39°, 54°, 82° and 180°.
You can exchange all sensor modules on-site whenever necessary. The image area captured by the camera varies depending on the focal length of the built-in lens. With a Super
Wide-Angle lens (82° image angle), for example, almost an entire room can be recorded
from just one corner. And a telephoto lens (13° image angle), for example, enables the
M15 to clearly record a license plate number from a distance of approximately 75 meters.
Or even the serial number of a dollar bill from a distance of two meters.
One M15 camera is usually all that is required to monitor either an entire room or the four
lanes of a gas station. The high degree of image detail not only reduces the number of
required cameras, but also minimizes system costs by reducing the wiring complexity,
emergency power requirements, and number of recording devices required.
5-Megapixel Image Sensor Technology
The M15 features a significantly increased level of performance compared to the previous
M12 model. The latest 5-megapixel image sensor technology used in the camera has
improved the frame rate as well as the image quality for the up to 3.1-megapixel camera
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images and brings a new level of detail to your zoomed images (color sensor: +27 %,
Black&White sensor: +200 %). Thanks to the new sensors that feature a nearly four times
higher light sensitivity, the camera also delivers convincing color images at dusk and in
heavy rainfall. At night, the optional black and white sensor now also provides HiRes images
up to a maximum of 3.1 megapixels in size (the previous M12 model offered a max. of 1.3
megapixels only), delivering dual images at up to six megapixels during both day and night.
Can Be Used Day And Night
The advantage of a M15D configured as a day-and-night camera is primarily that it continuously uses two sensor modules (one day, one night) rather than relying on a mechanical
filter switch, which can be costly to maintain. The MOBOTIX image quality is very good in
poor lighting conditions, as the camera uses a real infrared-sensitive, black-and-white
image sensor instead of the usual color sensor with electronic color fade-out, whereby
the infrared sensitivity is reduced through integrated color filters.
The day and night lenses in the M15 are positioned exactly parallel to one another. This
way, the day lens always covers the same area as the night lens.
Hemispheric Day And Night Camera (M15 With Sensor Modules D12 And N12)
The M15 is a hemispheric dual camera for use in extremely variable lighting conditions,
equipped with two L12 lenses each with a black/white and color sensor. The M15 is
designed in such a way that both of the camera’s sensor modules are positioned in
parallel in order to see the same image area as a color image during the day and as a
black/white image at night.
Robust And Low-Maintenance
The M15 has been manufactured with the highest level of quality in mind always. Only
quality-tested, high-grade materials and components are used. MOBOTIX cameras do
not have any mechanical motors to operate the lenses or move the camera, making
them so robust that maintenance is reduced to a minimum. Cleaning is simple. You only
need to wipe the lens using a soft cotton cloth and a mild household detergent without
abrasive particles.
Weatherproof – Without Heating Or A Fan
The entire camera plus cables and sensor modules are weatherproof (IP66). Thanks to
their low power consumption (less than five watts) and the total absence of mechanical
moving parts, M15 cameras feature the highest operating temperature range from -30 to
+60°C (-22°F to 140°F). Since the cameras neither fog up nor require heating, power can
be supplied via the network cabling according to the PoE standard IEEE 802.3af.
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Fast, Simple Installation
The MOBOTIX M15 requires just one cable for data and power to connect to a PoE switch
and thereby to any expandable Ethernet network.
The VarioFlex mount supplied as standard makes the camera ideally suited for outdoor use
and for installation over in-wall sockets so that the cabling remains perfectly concealed.
A number of additional devices can be used. They are connected via a network switch
or directly to the camera housing via an MxBus or MiniUSB cable (for example, ExtIO,
MOBOTIX functional boxes, audio devices, flash drives or UMTS/Wi-Fi USB modems). If
the network switch features an Internet connection, it can be used for encrypted access
to the camera footage from anywhere in the world.
Virtual PTZ (vPTZ) – Panning, Tilting And Zooming With No Motor Required
The M15 also zooms in on detail. This vPTZ function (virtual Pan, Tilt, Zoom) is a standard
feature in the integrated camera software. The image can be enlarged using, for example,
the mouse wheel, a joystick or a software-controlled PTZ panel, and you can “move” the
view to any section of the image. This provides the features of a mechanical PTZ camera
without the disadvantages of maintenance and wear.
Simultaneous Zoomed Live Image And Full Image Recording
All standard motorized PTZ cameras only store the image sequence that is currently
viewed in the live image (live image recording). This has one serious disadvantage as
the recording can only show what has happened in the “visible” portion of the image.
The rest is lost and cannot be examined later on. MOBOTIX has hence added the new full
image recording feature to the M15. When you activate this feature, the camera will not
store the currently viewed image that reflects the pan/tilt position and the zoom setting
chosen by the user, but the full sensor image – without vPTZ settings. When examining
the recorded images at a later date, the vPTZ features again come into play, as they allow
you to zoom in on the visible image and use the pan/tilt features to examine every corner
of the recorded full image.
Internal DVR
The M15 (SEC and IT models) features direct recording to an integrated MicroSD card, which
makes the camera fully independent of any external storage media, even for longer periods
of time. The camera internally stores high-resolution video, without requiring an external
recording device or PC and therefore without overloading the network whatsoever. Old
recordings can be overwritten or deleted automatically after a specified period of time.
A 32 GB MicroSD card, for example, allows the camera to store more than half a million
event images in VGA format (640x480). If you would like to archive complete sequences
or extracts of sequences, you can export the required data to any PC or USB hard drive.
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Low Power Consumption In Accordance With The PoE Standard (IEEE 802.3af)
A M15 uses no more power than its predecessor (typically 4.5 watts), despite the new
sensor technology. Adjusting the PoE class via the camera software also enables the use
of PoE switches that cannot be operated on all ports with PoE class 3 (up to max. 12.95 V).
Model Variants
The dual camera M15 Core basic model is available as an SEC or IT variant, each of which
has different functions as well as one or two sensor modules. Each variant features an
internal long-term memory (a pre-formatted and pre-installed 4 GB MicroSD card).
There is also a M15M Core Web basic module available, which is a cost-efficient, weatherproof and high-resolution webcam model. Only one of the six day sensor modules can
be used for this model. Internal DVR, bidirectional and other security functions not relevant
for a webcam are not available.
The maximum resolution of each sensor module is three megapixels for the SEC and
Web variants (over 2.5 times larger than Full HD). The IT variant is limited to HD resolution
(1280x720). The sensor modules can be mounted on the basic module in just a few easy
steps (see Section 2.2.1, «Initial Installation of the Sensor Modules»).
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Hemispheric Sensor Module
Equipped with the hemispheric L12 sensor module (day or night), an entire room can be
ideally monitored using just one M15, which replaces the time-consuming and expensive
installation of several standard cameras. The overview image provided by a single M15,
which may be tailored in a number of ways according to specific user requirements,
minimizes the system costs by reducing the wiring complexity, emergency power requirements, and number of recording devices required.
High-Resolution Panorama
When several cameras are monitoring a single room, it is difficult to understand the room
layout due to the different viewing directions of each individual camera. This makes it hard
to comprehend the overall setting. The panorama function of the M15 with the L12 sensor
module delivers a widescreen, corrected image of a high-resolution 180° allround view.
Full image at 3.1 megapixels (2048x1536 pixels)
Panorama image at 0.6 megapixels (1280x480 pixels)
Optimizing The Panorama Image
The factory setting of an M15 with an L12 lens is a high-resolution panorama image, in
which parts of the protective cover of the housing are still visible in the upper right and
left corners of the image. In order to hide the protective cover, often all that is required is
the “panorama correction” feature that is integrated into the camera software or MxEasy
as standard. Tilted vertical lines (if the camera is mounted at an angle) may be optically
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straightened to the image edges using this feature. A welcome side effect of this is that
the protective cover disappears from the image.
If this measure does not work in a specific situation (downward camera tilt not possible),
the protective cover can be removed from the image by zooming and, if necessary,
by panning downward using the virtual functions. The displayed image section or the
panorama, as the case may be, is reduced slightly but the image details are enlarged
as a result of zooming.
No Blind Spots From Wall To Wall And From Floor To Ceiling
Panorama Focus – One Camera, Three Views
Maximum room overview while simultaneously viewing detail in a single image. The M15
is capable of providing two more views at the same time with the panorama, allowing
you to focus on two scenes in parallel (“Panorama Focus” display mode).
Panorama Focus – three views simultaneously
High-resolution 180° panorama
Original full image
Virtual PTZ 1
Virtual PTZ 2
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Double Panorama For A Simultaneous View In Two Directions
The “Double Panorama” display mode provides a panorama image of both halves of
the surveillance area. Using the vPTZ functions, the panorama images can be changed
as desired. The example here shows an overview panorama of the entire room, as well
as the entrance, which would have otherwise no longer been visible in the panorama.
Original-Vollbild
Surround View (Quad View)
The M15’s “Surround” display mode delivers four different directions “at a glance.” Each of
the four views features a software-controlled pan/tilt/zoom function (virtual PTZ), allowing
it to be customized as necessary. In order to facilitate camera operation, the M15 can
store a total of 256 user-defined camera views, in addition to the preset standard views.
Full Image And Normal View
In addition to the Panorama, Double Panorama, Panorama Focus, and Surround views,
the M15 image may be displayed on a monitor as the original fisheye version (“Full Image”
display mode) or as the camera-corrected image section (“Normal” display mode). Switching
to one of the other display modes described is possible at any time.
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1.1.3
Advantages And New Features
The high-resolution M15 AllroundDual is the more powerful successor to the M12 and
features a new, modular system design and five-megapixel image sensors. Although the
maximum size at which the images of an M15 sensor can be displayed is 3.1 megapixels
(live or recorded), the M15 outperforms the previous M12 model and other dual cameras
on the market in many respects.
Smooth HiRes Video Streams
The M15’s optimized hardware doubles the frame rates compared to the M12 and transmits
the camera’s video streams smoothly, even when high resolution is required. Since image
streams of 16 frames per second and higher are perceived as fluid video by the human
eye, the maximum frame rate is limited to 30 frames per second (for MEGA resolution) in
order to provide sufficient camera processing power for other tasks.
High-Quality Color Images, Even In Low Light Conditions
The more light-sensitive an image sensor is, the better the image quality, especially when
the ambient light level is low, such as at dusk and in heavy rainfall. The M15 offers the best
MOBOTIX image quality that is currently available thanks to the light sensitivity provided
by the five-megapixel color sensor that is four times higher than that of the previous
three-megapixel color sensor.
Black And White Resolution Up To 3.1 Megapixels
HiRes night sensor modules are also available for the M15D. They can deliver black and
white images up to 3.1 megapixels. This means that in pixels alone images are roughly
148 % larger than those delivered by the previous 1.3-megapixel sensor. The images also
benefit from the improved detail magnification enabled by the digital zooming of the new
sensors (200 % more detail compared to the old sensor).
More Details When Zooming
The maximum zoom factor of the M15 color sensors is 1.27 times higher than that of the
M12 due to the use of five-megapixel technology. Image detail is improved by 27 percent.
As a result, an M15 can now be installed even further away than before from the objects
and areas to be monitored. In addition, this relativizes the horizontal image angles of the
new five-megapixel sensors that are slightly smaller compared to the M15.
Flexible And Future-Proof
The system can easily be matched to suit the location’s requirements, thanks to a range
of available sensor modules. You can change the sensor modules to modify the focal
lengths at any time.
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New Features Of The M15 Compared To The M12 At A Glance
New
Comment
Modular design
M15 Core: Camera housing with front element; sensor
modules may be ordered individually
IP66
Dust-proof and resistant to water jets (M12: IP65)
Sensor modules including lens and
image sensor
Up to two can be connected, simultaneous display and
recording; installation and expansion by the user (no
need to send it back to the MOBOTIX factory)
Flash memory (internal DVR)
MicroSD card replaces SD card and R models of the M12
MiniUSB
For peripheral devices, adapter cable available from
MOBOTIX
MxBus
Enables the two-wire connection of MOBOTIX interface
boxes
Power supply
Via a blue NPA-PoE-Set, MX-NPA-Box or standard PoE
switch
USB connector
Can be used with MX-232-IO-Box via USB or MxBus
(MOBOTIX accessories), Sub-D HD-15 (M12) discontinued
Shock detector
Reports acts of vandalism, etc. to the M15 camera
housing
MxActivitySensor
Detects movements of people/objects and the directions
of movement
Outside temperature sensor
Integrated into M15 Core basic module as standard
Mobile video remote station
M15 operation is integrated in the MOBOTIX App for iOS
devices
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1.1.4
Decentralized Video System
Usually, cameras only supply images, while processing and recording take place later
on a central PC using video management software. This centralized structure has too
many limitations for high-resolution video systems since it requires high network bandwidth
and the PC processing power is insufficient when using several high-resolution cameras.
Due to the large number of computers and servers required, traditional centralized systems
are therefore becoming less suitable and cost effective.
As part of the decentralized
MOBOTIX-Kamera
MOBOTIX concept, every camera
features a high-speed processor,
and, if necessary, digital long-term
flash memory (MicroSD card) can
be integrated to provide several
days of recording time. The comCMOS
CPU
MicroSD
puter or video control center is
5 megapixels Image analysis Recording
required only to view and control
the cameras, not to evaluate and
record video. This means that you do not have to rely on expensive, overloaded video
management software as most of the important functions that require a large amount of
processing power are integrated into the MOBOTIX cameras themselves.
Integrated sensors enable MOBOTIX cameras such as the M15 to automatically detect
when an event has occurred. If necessary, the cameras will respond immediately with an
alarm sound and will establish a direct video and sound connection to a control room.
M15 IT/SEC models utilize MxActivitySensor to detect the movement of people and objects
and their direction of movement as standard. The MxActivitySensor delivers reliable results
particularly in outdoor area applications, in contrast to video motion detection that continues to be available and that registers even the smallest of image changes in defined
video motion windows. In the defined monitored area (full image or section), the camera
distinguishes between the continuous movements of vehicles, persons or objects that
trigger an alarm and movements that do not set off an alarm such as shadows, changing
light conditions, heavy rain or trees swaying in the wind.
The M15 is also equipped with a shock detector as standard (for all IT and SEC models).
For example, if the camera receives a blow to the housing, it can simultaneously take a
video of the offender, trigger a sound alarm and notify the security company by a SIP call.
Due to the build quality and absence of moving parts, MOBOTIX cameras are extremely
tough. This typically allows them to stay fully operational, even when they are subject to
strong vibrations.
All MOBOTIX cameras are backlight-proof and are not adversely affected by the glare
from direct sunlight. They deliver meaningful, detailed images at all times as the camera
software supports easy programming of independent exposure windows, making them
ideal for rooms with large glass fronts.
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MOBOTIX In the event of an alarm, M15 cameras can also record lip-synchronous audio.
The cameras therefore play an important role in analyzing and clarifying a situation. Thanks
to an integrated speaker and microphone, each individual camera can also be used for
bidirectional communication (two-way video communication), so you can easily use the
MOBOTIX App with your iPhone or iPad on the road.
The decentralized MOBOTIX video solutions are superior to traditional systems in all
major aspects. They are also considerably cheaper to operate as they require
• Fewer cameras due to the more accurate detail of panorama images with megapixel technology
• Fewer recording devices because ten times the standard number of cameras can
be used to record high-resolution HDTV video with sound on one computer/server
simultaneously in the decentralized system
• Lower network bandwidth because everything is processed in the camera itself
and the high-resolution images therefore do not have to be constantly transmitted
for analysis
MOBOTIX system
Recording
software
decentralized and secure
Integrated MicroSD
(SEC/IT models only)
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1.1.5
Green IP Video
The modern, network-based video security technology offers numerous advantages to
use energy efficiently. Due to the special product and system properties, the decision to
install MOBOTIX video systems is also a decision for Green IP Video: low power consumption and environmental friendly because of long life expectancy and minimal amount of
materials involved.
Low Power Consumption
MOBOTIX cameras are cost-efficiently supplied via PoE. This reduces the expenses for
power and, in addition, saves copper and other important raw material as less power
cabling is necessary.
Robust
MOBOTIX IP66 cameras are highly robust and work – without high-power climate control
and extra protective housing – in a temperature range from –30 to +60°C/–22 to +140°F.
Modern
Integrated into the cameras are high-power processors and flash storage, thus making
energy-consuming servers and storage devices unnecessary. And, of course, the disposal
of waste later.
High Resolution
A hemispheric MOBOTIX camera with two image sensors replaces up to eight standard
cameras – including their consumption of energy and resources.
Sustainable
Without mechanical components, MOBOTIX cameras are maintenance-free and stay fully
functional, even after years – and are, thus, more sustainable compared to other systems.
Forward-Looking
Even previous camera models can be easily updated and then offer new functionalities.
Remote updates via the internet and the fact that the cameras are maintenance-free
reduce trips by car, and, thereby, the negative effect on the environment.
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1.2
Technical Specifications
1.2.1
M15 Lens Options
Since MOBOTIX cameras are backlight-proof, none of the lenses requires a mechanical
auto iris. This makes the cameras extremely robust and maintenance-free.
M15D-SEC/IT With All Sensor Modules
12 different MOBOTIX sensor modules are available for the M15D (each available in day
or night versions):
• L12 Fisheye with 180° image angle (horizontal)
• L25 Super Wide-Angle with 82° image angle (horizontal)
• L38 Wide-Angle with 54° image angle (horizontal)
• L51 Wide-Angle with 39° image angle (horizontal)
• L76 Telephoto with 27° image angle (horizontal)
• L160 Telephoto with 13° image angle (horizontal)
The integrated virtual PTZ features of the camera software or MxControlCenter/MxEasy
properly correct the lens distortion in the L12 Fisheye that is specific to each lens. The L25
Super Wide-Angle lens has very little distortion and delivers good image quality, even
when the maximum digital zoom is used. If the M15 is installed in the corner of a room
with this lens, the complete room will be visible on the image.
MOBOTIX Original image
L25 Super Wide-Angle
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Technical Specifications
Five-Megapixel
Sensor Lenses
L12
L25
L38
L51
L76
L160
35 mm equivalent
12 mm
25 mm
38 mm
51 mm
76 mm
160 mm
Nominal focal length
1.8 mm
4 mm
6 mm
8 mm
12 mm
25 mm
Aperture
2.0
2.0
2.0
2.0
2.0
2.5
Horizontal image
angle
180°
82°
55°
40°
27°
13°
Vertical image angle
160°
61°
41°
30°
20°
10°
Image width
infinite
1.7
1.0
0.7
0.5
0.2
Image height
11
1.2
0.7
0.5
0.4
0.2
M15D sensor modules can
be freely interchanged
Original image
At 1 m distance
At 5 m distance
Image width
infinite
8.7
5.2
3.6
2.4
1.1
Image height
55
5.9
3.7
2.7
1.8
0.9
Image width
infinite
17.4
Image height
110
11.9
At 10 m distance
10.3
7.2
4.9
2.3
7.5
5.4
3.6
1.7
At 20 m distance
Image width
infinite
34.7
20.6
14.5
9.7
4.6
Image height
220
23.7
14.9
10.8
7.2
3.4
Image width
N.A.
86.8
51.5
36.2
24.3
11.4
Image height
N.A.
59.3
37.3
27.0
18.0
8.6
At 50 m distance
Notes
The specified focal lengths of the MOBOTIX lenses do not reflect the actual focal length
of the lenses, but the focal length (Lxx mm) converted to 35 mm camera format. For
example, the MOBOTIX L25 Super Wide-Angle lens has an actual focal length of
4 mm. This would be the equivalent of 25 mm on a 35 mm camera. It is therefore
referred to as an L25. Since the image sensors in digital cameras have different
sizes, converting the focal lengths to 35 mm camera as a known format allows the
image formats and the fields of vision of the different lenses to be calculated and
compared more easily. Another benefit is that you can easily set a 35 mm camera
(analog or digital) to the same focal length as the MOBOTIX lens (Lxx) to obtain the
same field of vision. This approach greatly facilitates lens selection.
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1.2.2 Camera Variants – Lenses, Hardware, Image Formats
Camera Model
M15D-SEC
Lenses, Sensors
Hemispheric 12 mm
L12
Super Wide-Angle 25 mm
L25
Wide-Angle 38 mm
L38
Wide-Angle 51 mm
L51
Tele 76 mm
L76
Tele 160 mm
L160
CSVario 24 to 54 mm
–
Color/BW
(any combination)
0.25/0.013 or
0.05/0.0025 (BW)
Image sensor with individual exposure zones
Image sensor sensitivity in lux at 1/60 s / 1 s
Image sensor resolution
5 MP (2592x1944 pixels)
Hardware Features
IP protection class
IP66
Temp. internal DVR (MB)
64
Internal DVR (MicroSD, up to 64 GB)
4 GB incl.
Microphone/speaker
X/X
Passive infrared sensor (PIR)
X
Internal/ambient temperature sensor
X/X
Shock detector
X
Power consumption in watts (typical)
<5
Variable PoE class
2–3
Image Formats, Frame Rates and Image Storage
Max. resolution (per sensor)
Max. frame rate (MxPEG, max. resolution)
3MEGA (2048x1536)
20 fps
CIF images with 4 GB MicroSD DVR
250,000
VGA images with 4 GB MicroSD DVR
125,000
MEGA images with 4 GB MicroSD DVR
40,000
3MEGA images with 4 GB MicroSD DVR
20,000
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1.2.3 Camera Variants – Software Features
Camera Model
M15D-SEC
General Features
Digital zoom (continuous) with panning
Motion JPEG/MxPEG/H.264 codecs
X
X/X/X (SIP video only)
Programmable exposure ones
X
Snapshot rec. (pre-/post-alarm images)
50
Terabyte ring buffer storage (internal/network)
X
Continuous rec. with sound (0.2 to 30 fps)
X
Event recording with sound
X
Time and event control
X
Weekly schedules/holidays
X
Web functionality (FTP, email)
X
Playback/Quad and MultiView, bidirectional
sound in browser
X
Logo generator, animated
X
Flexible event logic
X
Master/Slave arming
X
Several scheduled privacy zones
X
Customized voice messages
X
VoIP telephony (audio/video, alert)
X
Remote alarm notification (network msg.)
Signal inputs/outputs, RS232
X
Via MX-232-IO-Box
Programming interface/HTTP API
X
Security features (HTTPS/SSL, IP-based access
control, IEEE 802.1X network authentication)
X
Video Analysis
Video Motion detector
X
MxAnalytics
–
MxActivitySensor
X
Video Management Software
MxEasy, MxControlCenter
X
MOBOTIX App
X
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1.2.4 Technical Data
Technical Data M15
Model variants
MX-M15M-SEC (Day or Night sensor module)
MX-M15D-SEC (any combination of Day/Night sensor modules)
Lens Options
12 to 160 mm (compared to 35 mm camera),
horizontal angle 180° to 13°
Sensitivity
Color sensor: 0.25 lux at 1/60 s, 0.013 lux at 1 s
Black and white sensor: 0.05 lux at 1/60 s,
0.0025 lux at 1 s
Image sensor (per sensor
module)
1/2.5" CMOS, 5 MP (2592x1944 pixels), progressive scan
Max. image resolution with one
sensor module
Color: 2048x1536 (3MEGA)
Black and white: 2048x1536 (3MEGA)
Max. image resolution with two
sensor modules (dual image)
Color: 4096x1536 (6MEGA)
Black and white: 4096x1536 (6MEGA)
Image formats
(configurable per sensor)
Selectable image formats, for example, 2048x1536 (3MEGA),
1920x1080 (full HD), 1280x960 (MEGA), 1280x720 (HD),
1024x768, 800x600, 768x576 (D1-PAL), 704x576 (TV-PAL),
640x480, 384x288, 320x240, 160x120
Max. frame rate (M-JPEG)
(live/recording)
VGA: 30 fps, MEGA: 10 fps, 3MEGA: 4 fps,
6MEGA: 2 fps
Max. frame rate (MxPEG)
(live and recording incl. sound)
VGA: 30 fps, MEGA: 30 fps, 3MEGA: 20 fps,
6MEGA: 8 fps
Image compression
MxPEG, M-JPEG, JPEG, H.264 (SIP video only)
Internal DVR
MicroSD slot including 4 GB, max. 64 GB
External video ring buffer
Up to 4 TB directly on NAS and computer/server without
additional recording software
Software (included)
MxEasy video management software,
MxControlCenter control center software,
MOBOTIX App for iOS devices from Version 5.0
Image processing
Backlight compensation, automatic white balance,
image distortion correction, video sensor (motion detection/MxActivitySensor)
Virtual PTZ
Digital pan/tilt/zoom, continuous 8X zoom
Alarm/events
Video motion detection, MxActivitySensor, external signals,
temperature sensor, PIR, microphone, shock detector,
notification via e-mail, FTP, IP telephony (VoIP, SIP), visual/
acoustic alarms, pre- and post-alarm images
Microphone and speaker
Integrated microphone and speaker
Audio functions
Lip-synchronous audio, two-way communication, audio
recording
Interfaces
10/100 Ethernet, MiniUSB, MxBus;
inputs, outputs and RS232 via accessories
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Technical Data M15
Video telephony
VoIP/SIP, two-way communication, remote controlling with
key code, event notification
Security
User/group management, HTTPS/SSL, IP address filter,
IEEE 802.1x, intrusion detection, digital image signature
Certifications
EMV (EN 55022, CISPR 22, EN 55024, EN 61000-6-1/2,
FCC Part15B, CFR 47, AS/NZS 3548)
Power supply
Year-round Power-over-Ethernet (IEEE 802.3af);
PoE class variable, approx. 5 W (M15D)/4.5 W (M15M)
Operating conditions
IP66, -30 to +60°C/–22 to +140°F
Dimensions/weight M15 without
sensor modules
W x H x D with wall mount: 158 x 244 x 239 mm;
W x H x D with ceiling mount: 158 x 210 x 207 mm;
Weight with wall mount: Approx. 1,129 g
Weight with ceiling mount: approx. 1,078 g
Dimensions/weight
Sensor modules
L12: diam. x H: 43 x 45 mm (installation dim.), weight: 85 g
L25, L51: diam. x H: 43 x 57 mm (installation dim.), weight:
111 g
L35, L76, L160: diam. x H: 43 x 60 mm (installation dim.),
weight: 122 g
Delivered parts
Housing (high-resistance composite, PBT), white, shockresistant dome for L12 sensor module, coated glass pane
for all other sensor modules, accessories for installation on
wall and ceiling, Allen wrench, 50 cm patch cable, manual,
software, 4 GB MicroSD card (built-in, SEC/IT models only)
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Visit www.mobotix.com
and go to Products > M15
AllroundDual and open the
basket that contains the
. Use
this to order the required
parts (e.g., sensor modules).
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1.3
Delivered Parts and Dimensions
1.3.1
M15 Core (Basic Module)
1.1
M.11
M.10
1.2
M.9
M.8
1.3
1.4
M.7
1.5
M.6
1.6
M.5
1.7
1.8
M.4
1.9
M.3
M.2
M.1
1.10
1.12
1.19
1.17
1.15
1.18
1.11
1.14
1.13
1.16
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Delivered Parts and Dimensions
Item
Number
1.1
1
Part Name
Camera housing with mainboard and wall mount (installed),
without sensor modules and front element
Front element with additional sensors (installed)
1.2
1
1.3
2
Transport plugs (installed)
1.4
1
Dummy module (needs to be installed if only one sensor
module is used in the camera)
Inner housing cover (installed)
1.5
4
1.6
4
1.7
2
1.8
2
Stainless steel Allen screw with flat head M4x8 for inner housing cover (installed)
Cable lock black with bayonet catch (Ethernet patch cable,
USB; one installed, one supplied)
Single wire plug, blue (MxBus, USB, installed)
1.9
1
MicroSD card 4 GB (installed)
1.10
1
Ethernet patch cable, 50 cm/19.7 in with sealing (installed)
1.11
2
Sensor module cable 15 cm/6 in (installed in camera)
1.12
1
Hinged ferrite for Ethernet cable (installed)
1.13
2
Hinged ferrite for sensor module cable (installed)
1.14
1
I/O cable with red clips to front element 15 cm/6 in (installed)
1.15
2
Rubber plug for covering mounting screws (installed)
1.16
3
Stainless steel Allen screw M6x30 (installed)
1.17
3
Stainless steel washer Ø 6.4 mm (installed)
1.18
1
1.19
1
Stainless steel spring washer Ø 6.4 mm (wall/ceiling mount,
installed)
Stainless steel lock nut M6 (wall/ceiling mount, installed)
Mounting Parts
Item
Number
M.1
4
Part Name
Stainless steel washers, diam. 6.4 mm
M.2
4
8-mm screw anchors
M.3
4
Stainless steel wood screws with hex head 6x50 mm
M.4
1
Allen wrench 2.5 mm
M.5
1
Allen wrench 5 mm
M.6
1
Lens wrench (lens, dome)
M.7
1
Module wrench (sensor module, glass/filter insert)
M.8
1
Rubber sealing ring for wall or ceiling mount, white
M.9
1
Ceiling mount for VarioFlex mount
M.10
4
Protective screw caps, white
M.11
4
Security clip for sensor and dummy modules (red)
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Design Of The MOBOTIX M15
The basic module of the MOBOTIX M15D consists of a housing with VarioFlex mount (for
wall or ceiling) and the front element.
VarioFlex wall mount
Camera housing
LED default settings:
1
2
Sensor modules
Microphone
Ext. temperature sensor
PIR sensor
To do so, use a paper clip
but avoid using sharp
or pointed objects!
LEDs
Buttons
L
R
1
2
Connections On The MOBOTIX M15
The MOBOTIX M15 provides the following connections that can be accessed once you have
opened the housing (see Section 2.2.2, «Opening the Camera Housing»):
MxBus
Ethernet patch cable
MiniUSB
Sensor module
cable
I/O cable for front
element (red clips
and seals)
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For connections on the M15 shown above always use the corresponding MOBOTIX cables
with seal:
• Ethernet patch cable: MX-OPT-CBL-LAN-1/2/5/10
• MiniUSB (straight/angled): MX-CBL-MU-EN-STR-05/2/5)
• MiniUSB to USB-A (straight to USB port): MX-CBL-MU-EN-STR-AB-05/2/5
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Only cables with
angled plugs can be
used for the interior
of the M15 (exception:
Ethernet cable, MxBus
interconnections)!
The drilling templates
can be found at the
end of the manual
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Dimensions Of The M15 With Wall Mount
158 mm/6.22 in
106 mm/4.17 in
199 mm/7.84 in
Always print or copy
drilling template in
their original size
244 mm/9.6 in
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244 mm/9.6 in
155 mm/6.1 in
106 mm/4.17 in
239 mm/9.41 in
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Dimensions Of The M15 With Ceiling Mount
The drilling templates
can be found at the
end of the manual
158 mm/6.22 in
106 mm/4.17 in
199 mm/7.84 in
210 mm/8.27 in
Always print or copy
drilling template in
their original size
207 mm/8.15 in
210 mm/8.27 in
155 mm/6.1 in
106 mm/4.17 in
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1.3.2 L12 Sensor Module
2.1
2.2
2.6
2.3
2.5
2.4
Item
Number
2.1
1
Part Name
Sensor module with affixed washer
2.2
1
L12 lens (installed)
2.3
1
Dome (installed)
2.4
1
Cable retainer with bayonet catch (installed)
2.5
1
Sealing plug, blue, small (installed)
2.6
1
Nut (plastic)
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Diam. 50 mm/2 in
Front View
LEDs (deactivated)
Sensor module
housing
Microphone (deactivated)
Diam. 50 mm/2 in
Rear View
Diam. 43 mm/1.7 in
Markers for top
Sensor cable connection
Sensor module
housingl
Pressure compensation
Diam. 43 mm/1.7 in
Side View
58 mm/2.3 in
15 mm/0.6 in
Sensor module
weight without lock ring: 85 g
weight with lock ring: 91 g
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30 mm/1.2 in
Top = top border of
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1.3.3 L25, L51 Sensor Modules
3.1
3.2
3.6
3.3
3.5
3.4
Item
Number
3.1
1
Part Name
Sensor module with affixed washer
3.2
1
L25/L51 lens (installed)
3.3
1
Protective glass insert with coated glass (installed)
3.4
1
Cable retainer with bayonet catch (installed)
3.5
1
Sealing plug, blue, small (installed)
3.6
1
Nut (plastic)
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Diam. 50 mm/2 in
Front View
LEDs (deactivated)
Sensor module
housing
Microphone (deactivated)
Diam. 50 mm/2 in
Rear View
Diam. 43 mm/1.7 in
Markers for top
Sensor cable connection
Sensor module
housing
Pressure compensation
Top = top border of
image (North)
Diam. 43 mm/1.7 int
Side View
15 mm/0.6 in
Sensor module
weight without lock ring: 111 g
weight with lock ring: 117 g
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45 mm/1.77 in
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1.3.4 L38, L76, L160 Sensor Modules
3.1
3.2
3.6
3.3
3.5
3.4
Item
Number
4.1
1
Part Name
Sensor module with affixed washer
4.2
1
L38/L76/L160 lens (installed)
4.3
1
Protective glass insert with coated glass (installed)
4.4
1
Cable retainer with bayonet catch (installed)
4.5
1
Sealing plug, blue, small (installed)
4.6
1
Nut (plastic)
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Diam. 50 mm/2 in
Front View
LEDs (deactivated)
Sensor module
housing
Microphone (deactivated)
Diam. 50 mm/2 in
Rear View
Diam. 43 mm/1.7 in
Markers for top
Sensor cable connection
Sensor module
housing
Pressure compensation
Top = top border of
image (North)
Diam. 43 mm/1.7 in
Side View
15 mm/0.6 in
Sensor module
weight without lock ring: 122 g
weight with lock ring: 128 g
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48 mm/1.89 in
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1.4
Available Accessories
1.4.1
Polarization Filter
Order no: MX-SM-OPT-POL
The polarization filter can suppress annoying reflections
and thus enhances recognizability of persons behind
windshields, for example. This filter replaces the protective glass insert into the corresponding sensor module.
Use the blue lens wrench (M.6) to rotate the polarization
filter and to adjust its orientation. Due to its nature, this
filter reduces the amount of light that enters the lens by
approximately 50 %. The red sealing ring distinguishes
this filter from other filters and the protective lens insert.
Only cables with
angled plugs can be
used for the M15
1.4.2 MiniUSB Cable to MiniUSB (Straight/Angled)
Order no.: MX-CBL-MU-EN-STR-05/2/5 (straight/angled)
MOBOTIX add-on modules (MX-232-IO-Box, ExtIO,
CamIO) can be connected directly to the M15 with this
cable, which is up to five meters long.
1.4.3 MiniUSB Cable To USB-A Socket
Order no.: MX-CBL-MU-EN-STR-AB-05/2/5
USB-based storage media (for example, USB hard drives)
can be connected directly to the M15 with this cable,
which is up to five meters long.
1.4.4 Ethernet Patch Cable For Bayonet Catch
Order no.: MX-OPT-CBL-LAN-1/2/5/10
(length: 1 m/2 m/5 m/10 m)
The MOBOTIX-developed special cable can be installed
in a waterproof manner and has an integrated sealing
gasket. Every M15 ships with a 0.5-m-long cable as
standard, which can be exchanged for a patch cable
up to 10 m in length.
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1.4.5 NPA-PoE-Set
Order no.: MX-NPA-PoE-EU and MX-NPA-PoE-INT (Version EU and Version INT)
Order no.: MX-CBL-NPA-BAT-2 (battery cable for mobile voltage sources)
This is a multifunctional PoE injector according to the
IEEE 802.3af standard – with three connectors (for
network, camera/PoE device, PC), universal power
supply unit with interchangeable adapter plugs and
crossover function. The NPA-PoE-Set connects and
remotely supplies a M15 with power via an Ethernet
cable up to 100 m in length. The blue adapter can
also be connected to mobile voltage sources from
12 to 42 V DC by means of an additionally available
battery cable. The “EU” version of the NPA-PoE-Set
is supplied as standard with a European adapter,
while the “INT” version includes four adapters (EU,
USA, UK, AUS).
1.4.6 MX-Patch-Box
Order no.: MX-OPT-Patch1-EXT
Universal network connector for installation cables,
MOBOTIX patch cables and standard patch cables (IP66
protection class, -30 to +60°C/-22°F to +140°F). The
MX-Patch-Box can be used to connect the patch cable
of an IP device with the network installation cable (for
example, Cat 5) or network patch cable (RJ45 connector)
in a weatherproof manner.
1.4.7 MX-NPA-Box
Order no.: MX-OPT-NPA1-EXT
The MX-NPA-Box is a weatherproof PoE injector conforming
to the IEEE 802.3af standard and is designed to connect to a
MOBOTIX camera external voltage sources (12 to 57 V DC).
The MX-NPA-Box is equipped with the Patch-Box’s weatherproof and extremely compact exterior housing (IP66
protection class, -30°C to +60°C/-22°F to +140°F), which
means it can also be installed in the space of the Outdoor
Wall Mount. MX-NPA-Box interfaces: Camera via patch
cable, Ethernet via LSA+ and external power supply (12
to 57 V DC is possible)
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1.4.8 MX-GPS-Box
Order no.: MX-OPT-GPS1-EXT
This box primarily serves as a high-precision time source
for systems without an Internet connection. The IT and
SEC models additionally provide triggering of GPS-based
events (reaching or moving away from a specified position; exceeding or not reaching a specified speed). The
MX-GPS-Box can be connected as an add-on module to
all MOBOTIX cameras with an MxBus interface.
The MX-GPS-Box has the same compact exterior housing as the MX-Patch-Box and the
MX-NPA-Box (IP66 protection class, -30°C to +60°C/-22°F to +120°F). Note that this box
should not be installed below other wall-mounted units. It should be installed on the
exterior of the building with a large section of open sky above it, which ensures the best
possible reception from GPS satellites and thereby the highest possible accuracy of the
received GPS data. The maximum length of the MxBus cable (diameter: 0.8 mm) is 50 m.
1.4.9 MX-232-IO-Box
Order no.: MX-OPT-RS1-EXT
This box provides the signal inputs and outputs as well as
the RS232 (serial) interface. It replaces the connections that
were handled on the older camera models via a D-Sub
15-HD connector. The MX-232-IO-Box can be connected
as an add-on module to all MOBOTIX cameras with an
MxBus or USB interface. The maximum length of the MxBus cable (diameter: 0.8 mm) is
50 m. If the MiniUSB connection is used, the maximum cable length is 5 m.
1.4.10 ExtIO Expansion Module
Order no.: MX-ExtIO
The device, which is suitable both for on-wall and in-wall
installations, contains a powerful speaker, microphone,
infrared motion sensor, ambient temperature sensor, two
input and two output contacts and two illuminated keys. It
is ideal for door communication, elevators, access control
systems, etc. The ExtIO is suitable for use as direct connection to the M15 via a MiniUSB cable (max. 5 m), which
can be ordered separately, or as a network connection
via the PoE switch.
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1.4.11 Mx2wire+ Media Converter
Order no.: MX-2wirePlus-Set-PW
The Mx2wire+ system allows an Ethernet network with PoE
to be set up via two-wire cables, which saves users from
having to lay several hundred meters of Ethernet cable.
For example, an existing two-wire cable of an analog
video camera can be reused to connect a high-resolution
and modern IP network camera. Mx2wire+ is delivered
in the standard wall outlet frame in different designs;
however, it can also be used with the available on-wall
socket that is included.
1.4.12 Other Accessories
Since the range of accessories for the MOBOTIX system keeps growing, you should visit
the MOBOTIX website www.mobotix.com in the Products > Accessories section to see
the entire list of available accessories.
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1.5
MOBOTIX Software
1.5.1
Integrated Camera Software (Firmware)
MOBOTIX cameras and connected MxBus modules operate with built-in firmware whose
functions are accessed by the MOBOTIX remote stations MxControlCenter, MxEasy and
MOBOTIX App.
The M15 models therefore also feature a variety of functions that are integrated in the
firmware: from motion detection and long-term storage right through to alarm notification
via video IP telephony. The virtual PTZ functions allow you to continuously zoom into or out
of a MOBOTIX camera image using either the mouse wheel or a joystick.
When recording image or video sequences, you can choose to store either the section of
the live image that is visible or the full sensor image (full image storage). This also allows
you to examine parts of an image or video that had not been visible in the live image
section on display at the time of the recording.
Download free of charge
from www.mobotix.com
No license fees
Free updates
Unlike in the camera systems from other manufacturers, there is no need to buy and
install additional software on your computer thanks to the MOBOTIX firmware that can
be accessed directly in a web browser via the camera IP address. Instead of using a web
browser, you can also download the free MxControlCenter or MxEasy video management software from the MOBOTIX website (www.mobotix.com > Support) to quickly
display multiple cameras on one monitor or on an entire video wall, switch alarms with
sound or conveniently search for an event. The MOBOTIX App for iOS devices (iPhone,
iPad, iPad mini, iPod touch) is also available free of charge from the App Store for your
mobile applications (from Version 5.0).
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1.5.2 MxControlCenter
The MxControlCenter video management software can be used to combine any number
of cameras at any locations into a well-structured and powerful video security system with
centralized or local access-protected operation and analysis.
The state-of-the-art software, specifically tailored to support high-resolution MOBOTIX
network cameras, provides a user-friendly user interface and camera image display,
convenient video search functions, effective alarm handling, automatic camera integration, video storage on file servers as well as useful configuration and update wizards.
MxControlCenter – Professional Video Management
• Proven worldwide in the most demanding video applications thousands of times over
Several hundred cameras can be managed
on a standard PC
• Unlimited number of users and cameras, no license fees
• Individual user interface, adaptable to each individual user
• Simple installation and complete use on any standard PC
• Convenient layout editor for integrating real floor plans
• Integration of conventional network and analog cameras as well
• For Microsoft Windows
Download free of charge
from www.mobotix.com
No license fees
Free updates
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1.5.3 MxEasy
MxEasy makes it simple to operate the most important functions of the camera thanks
to its intuitive user interface and represents a new approach to viewing and controlling
MOBOTIX cameras. The clear design allows you to manage up to 16 cameras, and the
application can show up to four cameras at the same time.
All settings selected in MxEasy (for example, virtual camera position, zoom, brightness,
volume, microphone sensitivity, image storage, signal outputs) can be used immediately
and are stored instantly in the configuration of the corresponding camera. The calendar
functions integrated in the Alarm Planner provide an innovative tool for the scheduled
settings of one or more cameras. This tool not only controls video and sound recording
based on certain time and date information, but also allows features like video motion
detection, image brightness and the microphone to be activated/deactivated based on
a date and time schedule.
Suitable for up to 16
MOBOTIX cameras
MxEasy – Simple Operation Of The Most Important Camera Functions:
• Cameras can be installed without any knowledge of networks
• Supports up to 16 MOBOTIX cameras
• Time- or event-controlled recording
• Time-controlled motion detection, image brightness and microphone
• For Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X
Download free of charge
from www.mobotix.com
No license fees
Free updates
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1.5.4 MOBOTIX App
Premium solution: There for you whenever and wherever you need it, the MOBOTIX App
serves as the perfect mobile remote station that uses intelligent detailed solutions to
increase security and convenience for users on a daily basis. The controls are optimized
for use with touchscreen devices and feature three main views (Live, Player, Events), selfexplanatory symbols, large softbuttons, multifunctional sliders developed by MOBOTIX
as well as simple gestures like swipe and tap, making it easy for newcomers and older
users to work with professional security equipment. In addition, using mobile devices to
operate the various functions such as door opening, activating the voice mailbox, switching
the door bell off at night and switching a light on/off, creates added value in the form of
greater convenience and security in every day life.
MOBOTIX App – Mobile Remote Station For MOBOTIX Cameras And Door Stations
• Bandwidth-optimized remote access via WLAN (Wi-Fi) or the Internet
• Live images and recordings in the best MOBOTIX HiRes quality
• Two-way communication, door opening and video mailbox access
• Doorbell and alarm notifications, protection of privacy
• Convenient search functions, playback of external MxPEG videos
• Grouping of cameras and filtering of events
• Free from the App Store for the iPad, iPad mini, iPhone and iPod touch
Free download from
the App Store
No license fees
Free updates
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2
INSTALLATION
The MOBOTIX M15 has been designed to be mounted on walls and ceilings. It can also be
installed on a mounting pole using the appropriate MOBOTIX accessories. The different
installation options are described in Section 2.3, «Mounting The Camera With Wall Mount»
and the following sections, while the drilling templates are included at the end of the manual.
2.1
Preparing The Installation
Before installing the MOBOTIX M15, the following questions should be answered:
1. Where will the camera be installed?
2. What other additional installation options are available?
3. How is the camera connected to the network and how is the power supplied?
4. How are the connections furnished from the building?
5. What cabling considerations are necessary?
The following sections in this chapter should answer all these questions. If anything is
unclear or you have more questions, please contact your MOBOTIX partner or MOBOTIX
Support directly. Contact information can be found at www.mobotix.com under Support.
2.1.1
Installation Options: Wall, Ceiling, Pole
Like all MOBOTIX cameras, the M15 is extremely flexible in terms of how and where it
can be installed. An M15 can be used for both indoor and outdoor applications: in fixed
or mobile applications – constantly changing locations or in/on vehicles of any kind. The
M15 cameras have been certified weatherproof according to IP66 IP66 and can work
reliably in temperature ranges from -30°C to +60°C (-22°F to +140°F) without heating or a
fan. A practical weather and sun protective cover is integrated into the extremely resistant
housing, which is made of UV-resistant special-purpose plastic.
Thanks to the camera’s unique VarioFlex mounting system (supplied as standard), the M15
camera can be installed quickly and easily on any wall, ceiling or even a round pole of up
to 18 cm in diameter (when combined with the stainless steel pole mount). The VarioFlex
mounting system allows a wide range in both the horizontal and vertical directions (rotating
and tilting) to enable precise adjustment to suit the area to be monitored. The mount also
fits directly over in-wall sockets (without the frame) and MOBOTIX interface boxes to
fully conceal the cable, thus improving the security of the installation.
RS232 signal
inputs/outputs
Calculate time and
position via GPS
Ext. power supply
(solar)
Ext. power supply
(solar)
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Wall mount
Ceiling mount
Wall installation
360°
Ceiling installation
+20°
-60°
Central joint
Weather
protection
Tilting the camera when
installed on a wall
• Horizontal: 180°
• Vertical: -60° to +20°
Tilting the camera when
installed on a ceiling
• Horizontal: 360°
• Vertical: -90° to +17°
The VarioFlex mount consists of a central joint, which is directly screwed into place with
the M15 housing, and a wall and ceiling mount, which is fastened to the central joint
with just one screw. In addition to being easy to install, the VarioFlex mount enjoys the
advantage of featuring completely concealed cabling and high impermeability to water
and dust (IP66). Wall and ceiling mounts are designed such that they can be installed
over conventional in-wall sockets (without the frame) or cavity sockets and conceal them
completely. A MOBOTIX interface box can be integrated in the wall mount.
Space for RJ45 in-wall socket/concealed cabling
VarioFlex wall mount
with protected cabling
and cover for in-wall
sockets and MOBOTIX
interface boxes
Make sure that you have found the best camera position before installing the camera. It
is important that the camera’s field of view is not obstructed in any way. Once the camera
has been installed on a wall or ceiling, you can fine-tune its position. If the monitored area
changes or the camera has to be installed in a different location, it is easy to exchange
the camera’s sensor modules and continue using the camera, without having to upgrade
to new video software.
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Wall Installation
The M15 can be installed on the wall of a building or structures, even mobile surfaces, for
both indoor and outdoor use. The camera is mounted using the pre-installed VarioFlex
mount (supplied as standard), which is easily secured using the four enclosed screws
and screw anchors (depending on the surface, it can also be mounted without screw
anchors directly over the in-wall socket). The Ethernet connection cable of the camera
has already been guided through the mount and simply needs to be connected with the
network cable on-site (for example, using the MX-Patch-Box). By adjusting the VarioFlex
mount as required, the captured image area can be precisely adjusted to the desired
practical application. The camera can be turned or tilted 180° horizontally and 80°
vertically (from -60° to +20°).
Wall installation
+20°
Wall installation
• Horizontal: 180°
• Vertical: -60° to +20°
-60°
Ceiling Installation
By exchanging the wall mount for the separately supplied ceiling mount, the M15 is ready
to be installed on ceilings in just a few easy steps thanks to the VarioFlex system. This
installation option is of particular benefit when monitoring rectangular rooms with a single
camera. In such cases, the L25 sensor module with Super Wide-Angle lens allows the
room to be monitored almost entirely by an M15 installed on the ceiling in one of the
corners. Using the PTZ software, you can easily zoom in on image details in either the
live image or the recording. The camera can be turned or tilted 360° horizontally and
107° vertically (from -90° to +17°).
360°
Ceiling installation
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Installing On A Pole (With Accessories)
Installation on round poles is frequently used for cameras that are intended for mobile
outdoor use (for example, surveillance of construction sites). For this purpose, MOBOTIX
recommends using the pole mount, which is available for the M15 as an accessory and
is almost indestructible (MX-MH-SecureFlex-ESWS). This pole mount is made from rustproof stainless steel with a white coating and is used in combination with the pre-installed
VarioFlex mount supplied as standard with the wall mount.
Poles with a diameter between 60 and 180 mm can be used. It is particularly advisable
to use cavity (metal) poles, in which the network cable is not visible and can be protected
from attacks. For more detailed information on the installation process, see section 2.2.
The drilling templates are at the end of the manual.
2.1.2 Installing The Camera With Hemispheric Sensor Modules
The camera must be correctly positioned on the wall or ceiling in order to be able to use the
high-resolution hemispheric image display options of the M15 with L12 sensor module(s).
The entire hemisphere of the room in front of the camera is then effectively monitored.
High-Resolution Panorama Images
The M15 with L12 sensor module(s) is primarily suited to providing an excellent overview
in the form of a high-resolution panorama image, and less suitable for more exact
details. For active operation, the camera should be installed at an (out of direct reach)
height ranging from 2.5 m to 3.5 m. People, for example, may be identified very well at
distances of up to 1.5 m and with sufficient detail at up to 3 m. Objects can be detected
even at distances of 5 m and more from the camera. During installation, ensure that the
camera is focused on the most important areas of the room as directly as possible in order
to optimize image quality and provide the desired level of detail recognition. This applies
above all to wall and ceiling installations that must be carried out at greater heights for
technical or other reasons (over doors, windows, etc.). The lens capabilities can be only
fully utilized by tilting the camera appropriately.
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focus (b
est ima
2,50 m – 3,50 m
Camera
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ge qua
Detection
lity)
Perception
1,50 m
3 m
5 m
MOBOTIX original
180° Panorama image
(L12 sensor module)
2,50 m – 3,50 m
MOBOTIX recommendation
Installation in the middle of the wall
Allround View
Capture of entire room
A single M15 sensor module can monitor an entire room right into each of
the four corners (360° Panorama View)
thanks to its hemispheric lens. The
camera should ideally be positioned
on the ceiling in the center of the room.
Rooms with a square floor area of up
to approx. 40 m² generally allow the
recognition of detail even at the borders of the full image. Rooms with up to
100 m² of floor area can be monitored
using one single camera if you only
want to monitor specific objects or to
know if persons enter a room.
The image quality (precision) diminishes as the
distance of an object to the camera focus point
increases: 1 very good, 2 good, 3 satisfactory
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Preparing The Installation
Furthermore, the “camera view from top to bottom” can also be achieved by installing the
camera on a wall or a pole at a tilt of 90°.
Weatherproof housing visible in the
full image
Panning/tilting/zooming
removes the area concealed
by the weatherproof cover
Note
Part of the captured image area is concealed behind the protective cover of the M15
housing, especially in the full image. For this reason, M15 cameras with L12 lens
should be adjusted so that the concealed areas are not those that are supposed to
be monitored. The concealed area can be completely removed from the image by
panning/tilting/zooming the image using the virtual PTZ function.
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2.1.3 Network Connection And Power Supply, UPS
Power-Over-Ethernet (PoE Conforming To IEEE 802.3af)
The M15 supports Powerover-Ethernet according
to IEEE 802.3af (PoE)
All M15 models are supplied with power using the PoE standard. The PoE Adapter Set
(MX-NPA-PoE-Set) may be used for smaller installations, or the weatherproof PoE injector
MX-NPA-Box (MX-OPT-NPA1-EXT) may be used in outdoor scenarios. For larger installations, we recommend investing in a PoE-capable supply device available on the market.
Sections 2.8 and below contain more information on the possible combinations of
connecting the M15 and power supply options.
PoE adapter
MX-NPA-PoE
LAN or Power
PC or Power
The PoE adapter replaces
the crossover cable
when directly connecting to a computer
Camera
The maximum length of the network cable for power supply over an Ethernet cable is
100 m. The Mx2wire+ media converter set (available as an accessory) can be used to
extend the range of an Ethernet connection up to 500 m in length (maximum transmission
speed for a 500-m cable: 45 Mbps and 12 W for the PoE device).
Note
The MOBOTIX M15 can be powered by switches or routers that support the PoE
(Power-over-Ethernet) standard and conform to IEEE 802.3af.
Advantages of PoE power supply:
• Centralized backup power supply available via network
• Lower, more cost-effective power consumption
• Camera does not require an additional network connection
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Using Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS)
You should install an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) in order to maintain a continuous
power supply even when utility power fails. These devices also provide full protection against
electrical surges and voltage fluctuations, enhancing the reliability of the system as a whole.
When using a more powerful 19” rack-mounted UPS, you can also protect all other network
components (for example, switches, routers, PoE switches, etc.).
Since MOBOTIX cameras do not require any heating, even during winter, the average
power consumption of less than 5 watts is very low. This, in turn, means that you can
centralize the UPS-protected power supply by injecting power into the Ethernet cables
(max. 100 m). This kind of protected power supply can be used either with MOBOTIX
PoE products (MX-NPA-PoE + Universal Power Supply) or with PoE-compliant switches
according to IEEE 802.3af.
PoE switch
PC/server
RAID
UPS
2.1.4 Preparing The Camera Connections, Wall Outlets, MX-Patch-Box
Once the camera position, the position of the cable connectors, and the method of power
supply have been decided upon, the cabling can be installed. Before installing the MOBOTIX
M15, you should make sure that the network connections have been properly tested so
that the proper functioning of the camera is guaranteed.
If the M15 is to be installed outdoors, the MX-Patch-Box from MOBOTIX should be used
(optional accessory). The MX-Patch-Box enables you to connect a MOBOTIX camera with
a patch cable or an Ethernet installation cable in a simple and watertight manner.
For more information on the MX-Patch-Box and the other interface boxes, please visit
www.mobotix.com and go to the Products > Accessories > Interface Boxes section.
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power failures, they also
protect all other connected network devices
against damage from
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2.1.5 Wiring, Fire Prevention, Lightning And Surge Protection
When installing the wiring inside or outside of buildings, make sure you always adhere
to the relevant regulations on wiring, fire prevention, and protection against lightning.
MOBOTIX cameras are protected against the effects of small electrical surges by a range
of measures. These measures, however, cannot prevent the camera from being damaged
when stronger electrical surges occur. Particular care should be taken when installing the
camera outside to ensure proper protection against lightning, as this also protects the
building and the entire network infrastructure.
MOBOTIX recommends having MOBOTIX cameras installed only by certified specialists
accustomed to installing network devices and having proper respect for the applicable
regulations regarding lightning protection and fire prevention as well as the current technology for preventing damages from electrical surges.
Wiring
When installing the wiring, make sure to follow these guidelines:
• Data cable: Make sure you only use double-shielded Cat 5
or higher cable (S/STP) for Ethernet connections.
• Outdoors: Installing the camera outdoors requires special
precautions and measures regarding the cables as well
as lightning and surge protection.
• Wire lengths: The cable segments must not exceed the
maximum allowed cable lengths in order to ensure proper
data transfer.
• Avoiding induction: When running data cables parallel to existing regular power
lines or high-voltage wires, make sure you observe the minimum distances to the
power cables.
Fire Prevention
When installing the power lines to the camera, make sure you always adhere to the
country-specific regulations (for example, VDE in Germany, IEEE in the U.S.) in effect on
wiring and fire prevention at the site of the installation.
Lightning And Surge Protection
More information on preventing lightning or surge damage is available from organizations such as the International Electrotechnical Commission (www.vde.de) or from the
manufacturers of lightning and surge protectors (for example, Dehn + Söhne GmbH &
Co. KG: www.dehn.de).
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2.2
First Installation Steps
2.2.1 Initial Installation of the Sensor Modules
The MOBOTIX M15 cameras are delivered with a pre-assembled housing as M15 Core camera. The sensor modules
(consisting of lens carrier, image sensor and lens) need
be ordered separately. Upon delivery, the sensor module
sockets in the front element are fitted with transport plugs.
When operating the camera, it needs to be fitted either
with sensor or blind modules. This closes off the front element and protects the camera against foreign objects,
insects and water.
L12 sensor module
L25, L38, L51, L76,
L160 sensor modules
Caution
Only replace the sensor modules when the camera is disconnected from the power
supply. Make sure the power supply to the camera is disconnected before installing
or replacing sensor modules.
When installing the sensor modules, make sure that the sensor module cables and
the patch cable are not damaged or bent sharply.
Using One or Two Sensor Modules
With an M15, you have the choice of using the camera with one or two sensor modules.
Since the modules are easily exchanged, it is also possible to add a module or to use
different ones later on.
Caution
MOBOTIX Tutorials:
http://www.mobotix.com/
other/Support/
Tutorials/
Note that you must not operate the M15 with installed transport plugs, since the
camera is not protected against the environments:
t
Transport plug
M15 with two transport
plugs:
No operation allowed!
M15 with one transport plug:
M15 with one blind module:
No operation allowed!
Unrestricted operation
(IP66)
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Procedure
1. Prepare the sensor module: Remove the plastic
lock nut (this is not needed any more). Remove the
bayonet catch by rotating it counter-clockwise, then
remove the blue rubber plug.
2. Remove the transport plugs: Gently pull the two
transport plugs out of the sensor module sockets by
lifting the rim of the plugs. Now pull the connectors
of the sensor module cables out of the back of the
transport plugs; take care not to damage the connectors or the cables. Make sure that you do not
pull the sensor module cables out of the housing!
3. Connect sensor module cable: Firmly push the
sensor module cable into the module’s connector
as shown in the figure.
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4. Lock sensor module cable: Apply bayonet catch
as shown and turn it clockwise until it gently snaps
shut.
5. Insert the sensor module: Make sure that the
MOBOTIX lettering on the sensor module is at the
“9 o’clock” position as shown in the figure.
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6. Lock the sensor module: Using the black module
wrench, turn the sensor module clockwise until it
stops.
Repeat steps 3 to 6 for the second sensor module or the blind module, respectively.
Installing the blind module is a mandatory prerequisite when using the M15 as a mono
camera with only one sensor module.
Caution
Note that the sensor modules are not yet protected against theft and unwanted
rotation (e.g., due to vibration). In such a case, it is highly recommended to install the security clips (M.11):
• Section 2.2.2, «Opening the Camera Housing»
• Section 2.2.3, «Installing the Security Clips (Optional)»
• Section 2.2.8, «Closing the Camera Housing»
2.2.2 Opening the Camera Housing
The following tasks require opening the camera housing and removing the front element
of the M15 in order to get to the interior of the M15:
• Inserting security clips at the sensor module or the
blind module, respectively.
• Exchanging the MOBOTIX Ethernet patch cable
against a longer MOBOTIX patch cable.
• Connecting an MxBus two-wire cable in order
to attach MxBus extension modules (e.g., the
«MX-GPS-Box»).
• Connecting a MOBOTIX USB cable in order to attach
external data storage devices or an «MX-232-IOBox».
• Exchanging the pre-installed SD card (4 GB) against
a larger one or as preventive maintenance measure
(see Section 3.5, «MicroSD Card Recording»).
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Procedure
1. Place the camera face-down on a clean and dry
surface.
2. Remove the two rubber plugs at the back of the
camera housing.
Remove rubber plugs at
the back of the housing
using small screwdriver
3. Using the supplied 5 mm Allen wrench, loosen
the two bolts at the back of the camera housing.
Leave the bolts and washers in the camera housing.
4. Using the Allen wrench, cautiously push from
behind in an alternating fashion onto the left and
the right bolt (red arrow in upper figure) and push
the front element out of the front of the housing.
5. Tilt the front element forward as shown in the figure.
2.2.3 Installing the Security Clips (Optional)
The security clips are protecting the sensor modules or the blind module in the front element of the M15 against unwanted rotation (e.g., due to vibration when mounted on a
pole or in an automotive scenario).
Procedure
1. Open camera housing: Open the camera housing as described in Section 2.2.2.
2. Insert the security clips: To protect the modules
against unwanted rotation insert the two red security clips at the insides of the sensor modules (as
shown in the figure). Make sure that the security
clips click into place as shown in the image detail.
3. Close camera housing: Close the camera housing
as described in Section 2.2.8.
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2.2.4 Exchanging Sensor Modules
Note that you only need to follow this procedure if the security clips (M11) have been installed.
Since the sensor modules cannot be exchanged from the outside in such a case, you need
to remove the front element, replace the sensor modules and install the front element
again. If no security clips have been installed, you can exchange the sensor modules as
described in Section 2.2.1, «Initial Installation of the Sensor Modules».
Procedure
1. Open camera housing: Open the camera housing
as described in Section 2.2.2.
2. Remove the security clips: The sensor or blind modules may have been protected against unwanted
rotation by applying the security clips. Push the top
pf the security clip in the direction of the blue arrow
(see figure in the side note) so that it can pass the
notch and pull the clip upwards.
3. Remove the sensor module cable from the sensor
or blind module: The sensor module cables are
secured using a special cable lock with bayonet
catch. To remove the bayonet catch turn it counterclockwise until it gently snaps open. Take off the
catch and pull out the cable.
4. Remove the sensor or blind module: Set the black
module wrench onto the sensor or blind module,
so that the two notches lock into the two holes of
the module (at the 12 and 6 o’clock positions). Turn
module wrench counter-clockwise by 90 degrees
until it stops.
Push the sensor or blind module out of its socket.
5. Prepare the new sensor module: Remove the
plastic lock nut (this is not needed any more).
Remove the bayonet catch by rotating it counterclockwise, then remove the blue rubber plug.
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6. Connect the sensor module cable to the sensor
module: Guide the cable through the opening in the
front element and firmly push the sensor module
cable into the connector. Apply bayonet catch as
shown and turn it clockwise until it gently snaps shut.
7. Insert the sensor module: Make sure that the
MOBOTIX lettering on the sensor module is at the
“9 o’clock” position as shown in the figure. Using
the black module wrench, turn the sensor module
clockwise until it stops.
8. Insert the security clips: To protect the modules
against unwanted rotation insert the two red security clips at the insides of the sensor modules (as
shown in the figure). Make sure that the security
clips click into place as shown in the image detail.
9. Close camera housing: Close the camera housing
as described in Section 2.2.8.
2.2.5 Replacing the Ethernet Patch Cable
If you want to replace the pre-installed MOBOTIX patch cable (0.5 m/20 in) by a longer
one, make sure that you only use genuine MOBOTIX cables (see Section 1.4.4, «Ethernet
Patch Cable For Bayonet Catch»).
Procedure
1. Open camera housing: Open the camera housing
as described in Section 2.2.2.
2. Remove the patch cable: Turn the bayonet catch of
the patch cable at the inner housing cover (red circle
in figure) counter-clockwise and remove the catch.
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3. Remove hinged ferrite and pull out cable: Remove
the hinged ferrite from the patch cable by cautiously
opening the two latches with a small screw driver.
Gently pull the patch cable out of the housing (you
may have to remove the foot of the wall mount to
be able to do this).
4. Attach ferrite at the new patch cable: Attach the
hinged ferrite at the new patch cable, leaving a
space of exactly 70 mm/2.8 in between the sealing
of the plug and the ferrite.
70 mm/2.8 in
5. Guide the patch cable into the housing: Guide the
new cable from the front through the cable guide
in the hinge of the VarioFlex mount (see figure).
Reinstall the foot of the wall mount if you removed
it in step 3.
6. Connect the patch cable: Insert the plug of the
Ethernet cable into the appropriate connector. Apply
bayonet catch as shown and turn it clockwise until
it gently snaps shut.
7. Make sure that the hinged ferrite rests between
the inner housing cover and the cable guide at
the top of the housing as shown.
8. Close camera housing: Close the camera housing
as described in Section 2.2.8.
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weatherproofness of
the M15, make sure that
you only use genuine
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2.2.6 Connecting a USB Cable
Using the USB plug, you can attach existing expansion modules, such as the MOBOTIX
ExtIO (USB), the MX-232-IO-Box or external USB hard drives to the camera in a weatherproof and well-protected manner.
Procedure
1. Open camera housing: Open the camera housing
as described in Section 2.2.2.
2. Remove the single wire plug: Remove the blue
single wire plug (red circle in figure).
Only use USB cables
with angled plugs inside
the housing of the M15!
3. Guide the USB cable through the housing: Guide
the cable from the front through the cable guide
in the hinge of the VarioFlex mount (see figure).
4. Connect the USB cable: Insert the MiniUSB plug into
the appropriate connector. Apply bayonet catch as
shown and turn it clockwise until it gently snaps shut.
5. Close camera housing: Close the camera housing
as described in Section 2.2.8.
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2.2.7 Connecting a Two-Wire MxBus Cable
You can use such a cable to connect additional MOBOTIX modules (e.g., the MX-GPS-Box or
the MX-232-IO-Box) to the M15.
Note that you can attach two MxBus cables (each having
two wires) to the MxBus connector (red circle in figure).
Take care not to switch the polarity of the wires. It is
recommended to use the same wire color for +/– for the
entire MxBus system (e.g., red = +, blue = –).
The length of the entire
MxBus wiring must not
exceed 50 m/55 yd.
Procedure
1. Open camera housing: Open the camera housing as described in Section 2.2.2.
2. Prepare the MxBus wires: Remove the blue single
wire plug. Strip 5 mm (1/5 in) of insulation from the
wire ends, then push each wire into one of the four
holes in the single wire plug (this prevents humidity
from entering the camera).
Single-wire plug
3. Connect MxBus wires: Push back the blue single
wire plug so that you can easily attach the MxBus
wires. Attach the MxBus wires by firmly pushing the
wires into the corresponding connectors. Carefully
press the single wire plug into the connector socket
and twist the MxBus wire pairs.
If you need to remove one of the wires, you need
to unlock the connector by pressing on the orangecolored area using a small screwdriver, then pull
out the wire.
4. Guide the MxBus cable out of the housing: Guide
the cable from the front through the cable guide
in the hinge of the VarioFlex mount (see figure).
5. Close camera housing: Close the camera housing
as described in Section 2.2.8.
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Notes
After you have connected an MxBus module, you need to activate it in the camera's
browser interface (Admin Menu > Manage Hardware Expansions or Manage
MxBus Modules, respectively).
2.2.8 Closing the Camera Housing
Once you have completed the tasks in the interior of the M15, you need to reassemble
the front element of the M15. Make sure that you are reconnecting all plugs as shown in
the figure if you removed any of them:
Sensor module cable
right
Sensor module cable
left
I/O cable to front element (red clips!)
Procedure
1. Before inserting the front element, make sure that
the sensor module cable of the left image sensor
(as seen by the camera) at the inside of the screw
bore (see red arrow). The cable must not run along
the outside of the screw bore (as shown in the
detail image)!
2. Place the camera on its right side (as seen by the
camera) as shown. Push the cable of the left sensor
module under the retaining lug at the screw bore
(red circle in detail figure)
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3. Push the front element into the housing and make
sure that the sensor module cable remains under
the retaining lug (red circle in detail image).
Caution
Make sure not to squeeze or otherwise damage any of the cables when closing
the camera housing!
4. Continue to push the front element into the housing, then evenly press the front element into the
housing at the spots indicated by the red arrows.
5. Using the supplied 5 mm Allen wrench, tighten
the two bolts at the back of the camera housing.
Push the two rubber plugs back into the opening
of the screws to prevent humidity and dirt from
entering the camera.
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rubber plugs at the
back of the housing!
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2.3
Mounting The Camera With Wall Mount
The M15 is an allround camera designed for use in indoor and outdoor applications. The
camera must always be installed with the VarioFlex mount, which has been prepared at
the factory for wall mounting and allows the cabling to be concealed. The best camera
position for the selected lens must be found before installing the camera on the wall
(see Section 2.1.1, «Installation Options: Wall, Ceiling, Pole» and Section 2.1.2, «Installing
The Camera With Hemispheric Sensor Modules»). You can fine-tune its position once the
camera has been installed on the wall.
2.3.1 VarioFlex Wall Mount
Using the VarioFlex wall mount, the camera can be precisely panned, both horizontally
and vertically, to suit the area that is to be monitored.
When installed on a wall, the camera can be turned or tilted as follows:
• horizontally: 180°
• vertically: 80°
+20°
Tilting the camera when
installed on a wall:
• Horizontal: 180°
• Vertical: 80°
180°
-60°
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In order to ensure a flush finish with the surface, connect the camera patch cable to
the network cable using a standard adapter that is protected in the wall mount or a
MX-Patch-Box that can easily be inserted into the cavity socket of the wall mount (VarioFlex
mount). For more information on the MX-Patch-Box, please visit www.mobotix.com and
go to the Products > Accessories > Interface Boxes section. It is also possible to install an
in-wall socket with RJ45 connector. When doing so, make sure that the in-wall socket
is placed as high up in the wall mount housing as possible.
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MX-Patch-Box in
the wall mount
Wall mount
Camera patch cable
When installing on-wall cabling, breaking out one
of the four possible openings in the base of the wall
mount with a pliers will ensure that the cables can
be fed neatly into the camera. The connection to
the camera patch cable can be established using
a suitable adapter within the wall mount.
Caution: If using the camera outdoors, only use
the opening at the bottom of the mount to prevent
water from entering the mount!
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Procedure
1. Install and prepare the network connection: The
pre-installed patch cable attached to the camera
must be connected with the on-site network cable.
The connection can either be established using an
installed in-wall socket with RJ45 connector or, in
the case of a protruding network or patch cable,
using the MX-Patch-Box. In both cases, the connection is well protected and is neither accessible
nor visible from the outside.
No screw anchors
are required for
wooden surfaces
2. Drill the holes: Use the supplied drilling template
for the camera (found at the end of the manual
or, if used, the extended drilling template
included in the MX-Patch-Box package). Drill
the holes for the supplied screw anchors. Screw
anchors do not have to be fitted if the surface
is made of wood. To secure the mount, the supplied stainless steel hex head screws will be
screwed directly into the surface later on. You
should start with a 2-mm drill bit, for example
(drilling depth just slightly less than screw length),
in order to facilitate screwing in wood.
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M15 Wall Mount
3. Attach wall seal: Place the white rubber sealing
ring with the groove on the edge of the wall mount.
Additional sealing possible, for example,
with shrink tubing
4. Connect the cable: Connect the on-site network
cable to the camera patch cable using an adapter
or insert the patch cable into the RJ45 outlet. Take
note of the installation manual included in the
package when using a MX-Patch-Box. All manuals can be downloaded and printed (as PDF files)
from the MOBOTIX website (www.mobotix.com)
in the Support > Manuals section. Make sure that
the cables are not bent or squashed.
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5. Mount the camera: Place the wall mount over the
drill holes and hold it against the wall. Then use the
four screws each with a washer and tighten them
using the appropriate wrench. Do not overtighten
the screws as this may damage the plastic mount.
Check that the screws are securely in place and
place the white caps on the screw heads. Then aim
the camera as described in Section 3.3.
6. Clean sensor modules: Clean the protective glass
and the dome of the sensor modules with a clean
soft cotton cloth for optimal image results.
7. Establish a connection to the camera, check the
image: Establish a connection to the camera as described in Section 3.1, «Manual
and Automatic Operation – Overview» and the following sections. The live image
from the camera should be visible on the computer monitor. Check image sections
on the computer monitor.
Note
The VarioFlex mount and ceiling mount must always be used for ceiling installation
(see Section «Ceiling Installation»).
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Mounting The Camera With Ceiling Mount
The M15 is an allround camera designed for use in indoor and outdoor applications.
The camera is always installed together with the VarioFlex mount, which is shipped as a
wall mount, but can be converted to a ceiling mount in just a few steps. The best camera
position for the selected lens must be found before installing the camera on a ceiling,
an overhang or balcony (see Section 2.1.1, «Installation Options: Wall, Ceiling, Pole» and
Section 2.1.2, «Installing The Camera With Hemispheric Sensor Modules»). You can finetune its position once the camera has been installed on the ceiling.
2.4.1 VarioFlex Ceiling Mount
Using the VarioFlex ceiling mount, the camera can be precisely panned, both horizontally
and vertically, to suit the area that is to be monitored.
When installed on a ceiling, the camera can be turned or tilted as follows:
• horizontally: 360°
• vertically: 107°
+17°
Tilting the camera when
installed on a ceiling
• Horizontal: 360°
• Vertical: 107°
360°
-90°
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In addition, a cavity or in-wall socket can be installed for the network cable protruding
from the ceiling, which allows sufficient space to use a standard adapter to connect the
network cable with the camera patch cable.
Cable connector
Cavity socket
Wall seal
Standard adapter for
cable connection
Additional sealing of the
wall mount with silicone
(on the wall seal) is
recommended for use
with uneven surfaces
When installing on-wall cabling, breaking out one of
the four provided openings in the base of the ceiling
mount will ensure that the cables can be fed neatly
into the camera. The camera patch cable must be
connected with the network cable using a suitably
sealed adapter.
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Procedure
1. Convert to a ceiling mount: Simply remove the lock screw on the central joint and
exchange the wall mount for the supplied ceiling mount. Before fastening the ceiling mount to the central joint (using the screw of the wall mount), the patch cable is
guided through one of the four openings.
2. Install and prepare the network connection: Guide
the pre-installed camera patch cable through one
of the four openings in the ceiling mount (this will
be connected later with the network cable using a
suitable adapter, for example, in an existing cavity
socket).
No screw anchors
are required for
wooden surfaces
Additional sealing possible, for example,
with shrink tubing
3. Drill the holes:Use the supplied drilling template for
the camera (found at the end of the manual). Drill
the holes for the supplied screw anchors. Screw
anchors do not have to be fitted if the surface is
made of wood. To secure the mount, the supplied
stainless steel hex head screws will be screwed
directly into the surface later on. You should start
with a 2-mm drill bit, for example (drilling depth just
slightly less than screw length), in order to facilitate
screwing in wood.
4. Attach ceiling seal: Place the white rubber seal
with the groove on the edge of the ceiling mount.
5. Connect the cable: Connect camera patch cable
via connector. Make sure that the cable is not
bent or squashed.
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6. Mount the camera: Place the ceiling mount over
the drill holes, use the four screws each with a
washer and tighten them using the appropriate
screwdriver. Do not overtighten the screws as this
may damage the plastic mount. Check that the
screws are securely in place and place the white
caps on the screw heads. Then aim the camera
as described in Section 2.7.
7. Clean sensor modules: Clean the protective glass
and the dome of the sensor modules with a clean
soft cotton cloth for optimal image results.
8. Establish a connection to the camera, check the image: Establish a connection to the
camera as described in Section 3.1, «Manual and Automatic Operation – Overview»
and the following sections. The live image from the camera should be visible on the
computer monitor. Check image sections on the computer monitor.
Note
The VarioFlex mount and wall mount must always be used for wall installation (see
Section 2.3, «Mounting The Camera With Wall Mount»).
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2.5
Mounting The Camera With Pole Mount (Accessories)
If you are intending to install the camera on a pole, you should consider using the MOBOTIX
M15 pole mount. This mount is made of 3-mm powder-coated stainless steel (white) and
has been designed specifically for outdoor use. The supplied stainless steel straps allow
the mount to be attached to poles with diameters between 60 mm and 180 mm. By design,
the pole mount does not allow the use of an in-wall socket. We recommend using an
MX-Patch-Box that can be easily inserted into the cavity socket of the wall mount (VarioFlex
mount) in order to ensure a weatherproof connection of the network devices. For more
information on the MX-Patch-Box, please visit www.mobotix.com and go to the Products >
Accessories > Interface Boxes section.
The camera is always installed together with the VarioFlex
mount, which is shipped as a wall mount, and can also
be installed directly on the pole mount. The best camera
position for the selected sensor module must be found
before installing the camera (see Section 1.2.1). You can
fine-tune its position once the camera has been installed
on the wall.
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2.5.1 Pole Mount (MX-MH-SecureFlex-ESWS)
When mounted to a pole, the camera can be turned or tilted similar to wall installations:
• horizontally: 180°
• vertically: 80°
180°
+20°
Tilting the camera when
installed on a pole
• Horizontal: 180°
• Vertical: 80°
-60°
If the wall mount is rotated by 90 degrees, you can also point the camera all the way down:
+20°
90°
-90°
Height: 174 mm/6.85 in
Pole Mount Dimensions
Width: 140 mm/5.51 in
Depth: 45 mm/1.77 in
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Scope Of Delivery And Required Parts
Please first check that all the components supplied with the corner and pole mount set
are present in the original packaging.
5.6
5.1
5.2
5.3
5.5
Item
Number
Part Name
5.1
1
Pole mount
5.2
4
Stainless steel hex head screws M6x20 mm
5.3
4
Stainless steel hex head screws M6x35 mm (not required)
5.4
8
Stainless steel washers
5.5
4
Stainless steel hex nuts M6
5.6
2
Stainless steel straps
The caps for the screws are also required here. These are included in the delivery of the
M15 basic module (see Section 1.3, «Delivered Parts and Dimensions», item M.10).
Screw caps for
lock screws
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Procedure
1. Prepare the cable: Guide the on-site network cable from
behind through the middle opening of the pole mount.
Ideally, the cable should be guided directly from the pole
into the cavity socket of the VarioFlex wall mount, where
it is connected with the camera patch cable (concealed
cabling) via an adapter (such as MX-Patch-Box).
2. Prepare the straps: Guide the two stainless steel straps
through the pole mount. The pole must have a diameter
between 60 mm and 180 mm.
3. Attach pole mount: Place the straps around the pole
and tighten them using a screwdriver. If necessary, the
ends of the straps can be cut off.
4. Attach rubber sealing ring: Place the white rubber sealing ring with the groove on the edge of the wall mount.
5. Connect the cable: Connect the on-site network cable
to the camera patch cable using an adapter or insert
the patch cable into the RJ45 outlet. Take note of the
installation manual included in the package when using
a MX-Patch-Box. All manuals can be downloaded
and printed (as PDF files) from the MOBOTIX website
(www.mobotix.com) in the Support > Manuals section. Make sure that the cables are not bent or squashed.
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6. Mount the camera: Place the wall mount over the
predrilled positions in the pole mount and tighten
it using the supplied M6x25 mm screws (item 1.2),
washers (item 1.4) and M6 hex nuts (item 1.5). Place
the white caps on the screw heads. Then aim the
camera as described in Section 3.3.
7. Clean sensor modules: Clean the protective glass
and the dome of the sensor modules with a clean
soft cotton cloth for optimal image results.
8. Establish a connection to the camera, check the
image: Establish a connection to the camera as described in Section 3.1, «Manual
and Automatic Operation – Overview» and the following sections. The live image
from the camera should be visible on the computer monitor. Check image sections
on the computer monitor.
Note
The VarioFlex mount and wall mount must always be used for pole installation. The
VarioFlex ceiling mount should not be used.
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Replacing The MicroSD Card
2.6
Replacing The MicroSD Card
The camera must be taken down to remove, insert, or replace a MicroSD card in use. To
avoid data loss, be sure to deactivate MicroSD card recording in the camera software
and reboot the MOBOTIX camera before removing the card.
Caution
A MicroSD card may only be removed from the camera after you have deactivated
recording to the SD card and rebooted the camera. Failing to do so may lead to data
loss! Make sure that the card is not write-protected!
Procedure
1. Deactivate recording: Recording to the SD card must be deactivated (Admin Menu >
Storage on External File Server/Flash Device). If the MicroSD card recording is still
active, deactivate recording, and reboot the camera. For more information, see
Section 3.5, «MicroSD Card Recording».
2. Open camera housing: Open the camera housing as described in Section 2.2.2.
3. Remove connection cable from the inner cover of the housing: Remove the connector of the sensor cable and the I/O cable (red clips) after opening the clip catches.
Remove Ethernet cable and any connected MiniUSB cable after opening the bayonet
catch. Remove MxBus cables. Make sure the front element with the sensor modules
does not fall down.
4. Remove inner cover: Remove the four lock screws
on the inner lid (red arrow) using the supplied 2.5mm Allen wrench and carefully lift off the lid.
Make sure that the interconnections between the
inner lid and the circuit board are not damaged
when removing the inner lid.
The MicroSD card is located at the top in the center
of the circuit board.
Make sure not to touch the circuit board when
replacing the MicroSD card!
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5. Unlock MicroSD card: Carefully slide the metal
latch to the right (using your fingernail).
6. Remove the MicroSD card: Lift the metal latch
upwards and to the right and remove the SD card.
7. Insert and lock the MicroSD card: Insert the
MicroSD card and close the metal latch. Gently
slide the metal latch (using your fingernail) back
to the left to lock the MicroSD card.
8. Attach inner cover: Attach inner cover, tighten Allen
screws and replace the connection cables.
9. Close camera housing: Close the camera housing
as described in Section 2.2.8.
10. Activate recording: If you have inserted a MicroSD card that has already been
MxFFS formatted, you can activate recording under Admin Menu > Storage on
External File Server/Flash Device. Once the camera has been rebooted, it automatically activates recording.
11. Format MicroSD card: If a new MicroSD card is used, it must be formatted before
use as described in Section 3.5.2, «Formatting The MicroSD Card».
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Network And Power Connection
• Power is supplied to the camera via the camera Ethernet connection (patch or installation cable). We recommend using a MOBOTIX PoE adapter or another similar
high-quality PoE product to loop-in the power supply:
– One camera: with the PoE adapter (MX-NPA-PoE or MX-NPA-Box)
– Multiple cameras: with PoE products conforming to IEEE 802.3af (PoE switch)
• The maximum length of the network cable for power supply over an Ethernet cable
is 100 m.
• Make sure that you only use switches or routers that support the 10/100 Mbps
network interface of the camera.
• We highly recommend using uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) to provide backup
power.
• If you are using IEEE 802.3af or IEEE 802.3at (PoE+) Power-over-Ethernet network
components to supply power to MOBOTIX cameras, make sure, if possible, that
these components do not have a fan. Since the power consumption of MOBOTIX
cameras is very low compared to other products, the reliability of the entire system
is increased, thus extending the life of these components.
Caution
Appliances with a maximum total power consumption of four watts may be connected to the MxBus connector and USB connector if power is supplied to the
camera using PoE class 3. If PoE Class 2 is used, the power consumption of all
the connected appliances should not exceed one watt!
For information on changing the PoE class, see Section 2.7.5, «Variable PoE».
2.7.1 Network Cabling For M15 With Patch Cables
Using a patch cable and an MX-Patch-Box or MX-NPA-Box offers the following advantages:
• Quick installation/deinstallation
• No shortening of the cable in the event of multiple installation/removal
• Hose-proof/dust-proof connection in accordance with IP66
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devices with more than
1 W (via MxBus/USB):
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Connecting The Patch Cable To An MX-Patch-Box, MX-NPA-Box Or Standard
Network Port
First remove the blue bayonet catch and the blue sealing
plug in the right-hand connector on the box to establish the
network connection to an MX-Patch-Box or MX-NPA-Box.
Then insert the MOBOTIX patch cable into the box and secure
the cable using the bayonet catch.
More information on installing an MX-Patch-Box or MX-NPABox is available at www.mobotix.com under Products >
Accessories > Interface Boxes.
Patch
cable
Insert the MOBOTIX patch cable of the M15 into the network port for standard connections
(only permitted in indoor areas).
If additional cables are required inside the housing, they must be connected as described
in Section 2.2.6, «Connecting a USB Cable» and Section 2.2.7, «Connecting a Two-Wire
MxBus Cable».
2.7.2 Power Supply Using A Switch
1. Connect the factory pre-installed cable of the camera to the camera connector of
the PoE adapter.
IP addresses in the
diagram are shown
only as an example
2. Connect the LAN/Power connector of the PoE adapter to the Ethernet connector
of the switch/router or the Ethernet port.
3. Plug the RJ45 connector of the power supply unit into the PC/Power connector
of the PoE adapter.
PoE adapter
(MX-NPA-PoE)
Power supply
RJ45
RJ45
PC/Power
Switch/router
LAN/Power
For the M15 you should
use the blue MX-NPAPoE-Set or the MX-NPABox – previous MOBOTIX
network power accessories, such as the
NPA-Set, Power-Box and
Power-Rack (MX-NPASet, MX-NPR-4 and
MX-NPR8/20) are
not suitable for use
with the M15
Camera
RJ45
LAN/www
Camera
(10.8.0.99)
PC
(10.8.0.11/255.0.0.0)
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2.7.3 Power Supply When Connected Directly To A Computer
1. Connect the factory pre-installed cable of the camera to the camera connector of
the PoE adapter.
2. Connect the PC/Power connector of the PoE adapter to the Ethernet port of the
computer.
IP addresses in the
diagram are shown
only as an example
3. Plug the RJ45 connector of the power supply unit into the LAN/Power connector
of the PoE adapter.
The PoE adapter replaces
the crossover cable
when directly connecting to a computer
PoE adapter
PC/Power
RJ45
LAN/Power
RJ45
(MX-NPA-PoE)
Power supply
Camera
RJ45
PC
(10.8.0.11/255.0.0.0)
For the M15 you should
use the blue MX-NPAPoE-Set or the MX-NPABox – previous MOBOTIX
network power accessories, such as the
NPA-Set, Power-Box and
Power-Rack (MX-NPASet, MX-NPR-4 and
MX-NPR8/20) are
not suitable for use
with the M15!
Camera
(10.8.0.99)
2.7.4 Power Supply With Power-Over-Ethernet Products
Connect the factory pre-installed cable of the camera to the Ethernet connector of the PoE
switch/router. The switch/router must support the PoE standards IEEE 802.3af or IEEE 802.3at.
LAN/www
IP addresses in the
diagram are shown
only as an example
PoE/PoE+ switch/
router
PC
(10.8.0.11/255.0.0.0)
Kamera
(10.8.0.99)
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2.7.5 Variable PoE
The power consumption of the camera depends on the functions in use as well as any
peripheral devices connected (see table). PoE classes 1, 2 or 3 may be selected in the
browser-based user interface in order to optimally adjust the camera to your system
design (PoE switch in use, emergency power concept, etc.).
PoE Power Level Classes (IEEE 802.3af standard)
Class
Max. power consumption
Camera operating mode and peripheral devices
1
0.44 W–3.84 W
LowPower mode; no peripheral devices (available
soon)
2
3.84 W–6.49 W
Normal mode; max. 1 W for MxBus peripheral
devices
3
6.49 W–12.95 W
FullPower mode; max. 2.5 W for MxBus peripheral
devices (for example, MX-GPS-Box and MX-232IO-Box to MxBus), max. 4 W for peripheral devices
to MxBus and USB interface
Caution
If the total power consumption of the camera and peripheral devices exceeds the
power provided by the PoE switch for the specified class, the switch can disconnect
the camera from the power supply. In this case, the camera will only be accessible
again once the peripheral devices have been disconnected from the camera and
the camera has been restarted.
Variable PoE:
Multiple cameras
can be operated
simultaneously from
the same switch
The MOBOTIX factory default is PoE class 2.This default setting is usually fine, and nothing needs to be changed. However, the PoE power class must be changed in the browser
if the higher power class 3 is required for your application:
1. Select Admin Menu > Network
Setup > Ethernet Interface (for
experts).
2. Click on Change under Power
Supply.
3. A Power Wizard will appear to
guide you through the PoE configuration steps.
4. Next, restart the camera: Disconnect
the camera from the power supply.
Then reconnect it, for example, by
disconnecting and then reconnecting the Ethernet cable at the PoE
switch.
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2.7.6 Camera Startup Sequence
As soon as the power supply has been established, LEDs 1 and 2 will show the progress
of the startup sequence.
LED default settings:
1
2
L
R
2
1
• Booting: Immediately after connecting the power supply, the red LED lights up, blinks
for two seconds, then stays on permanently red. A camera self-test is carried out at
this point, and the entire system is started. In case of an error, the camera will start
using the backup operating system.
1. Start
• Waiting for key pressed: Both LEDs light up for four seconds. If you press the R or
L key of the camera during this time, the camera will execute the corresponding
function (see Section 1.2.6 «Starting The Camera With The Factory IP Address» and
Section 1.2.7 «Starting The Camera With An Automatic IP Address (DHCP)»). To do so,
use a paper clip but avoid using sharp or pointed objects!
2. Key
• Ready: Once the camera software has been started, the green LED is on permanently
and the red LED blinks. The camera can now be accessed via the network (browser,
MxControlCenter, MxEasy, MOBOTIX App, etc.).
3. Ready
Note
During the startup sequence of the camera, the LEDs will always light up, even if they
have been deactivated in Admin Menu > LED Setup.
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3
OPERATING THE CAMERA
3.1
Manual and Automatic Operation – Overview
MOBOTIX cameras do not require any extra software. Thus, you can set up and operate the
MOBOTIX camera using a JavaScript-enabled browser on all common operating systems
(such as Windows, Linux, Apple, etc.). As an alternative, you can also use the MOBOTIX
applications MxControlCenter and MxEasy. Follow these steps to set up the camera:
1. Connect the camera to the network. Power is supplied directly via the Ethernet
cable (see Section 2.7, «Network And Power Connection»).
2. Set up the camera’s network parameters:
– Manually using a web browser (see Section 3.2.1, «Manually Setting Up The
Network Parameters In A Browser» and below)
– Automatically using MxControlCenter/MxEasy (see Section 3.2.3 and
Section 3.2.4) or via DHCP (see Section 3.2.6, «Starting The Camera With An
Automatic IP Address (DHCP)»)
3. Configure the camera using the web-based user interface, MxControlCenter
or MxEasy.
Every MOBOTIX camera comes preconfigured with a static IP address in the 10.x.x.x range
(for example, 10.8.0.99). However, local computer networks usually have IP addresses
in the 172 or 192 ranges. In order to access a MOBOTIX camera via the network, the camera
needs to obtain an IP address in the same address range. You can set up the network
parameters of the MOBOTIX camera using one of the following methods: Manually,
using MxCC and MxEasy or by DHCP.
Camera software
in the browser
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Manually Using A Computer In The 10.x.x.x IP Address Range
You can set up the camera’s network parameters using a browser and the embedded
camera software. To do so, connect the camera to a computer or network that is using a
10.x.x.x IP address range (see Section 3.2.1, «Manually Setting Up The Network Parameters
In A Browser»). Afterwards, you can enter the camera’s default IP address in the browser’s
address bar on your computer
(see Section 3.2.2, «First Images
And The Most Important Settings
In The Browser»). Next, click on the
Admin Menu button to open the
camera’s Quick Installation in the
browser’s user interface. This is
where you can configure the desired
network parameters of the camera. Once you have completed the
Quick Installation, you can connect
the camera with its new network
parameters to the desired network.
Advantages
– The camera does not
need to be physically accessible, that is, it may already be installed.
– No additional software is required.
– The network parameters can be set flexibly through manual entry.
Disadvantages
– The computer or the network needs to operate in the 10.x.x.x IP address range
or need to be able to access such a network.
– The setup does not work automatically.
– You need to know the relevant network parameters.
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3.1.2 Automatically Using MxControlCenter Or MxEasy
You can set up the camera’s network parameters using the free video management
software MxControlCenter or MxEasy (see Section 3.2.3 and Section 3.2.4). You can also
use one of these applications to automatically configure the network parameters of MOBOTIX
cameras that are not operating on the same IP address range as the computer.
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and MxControlCenter
software at
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MxEasy (free download
from www.mobotix.com)
Advantages
– You can connect the camera directly to the target network.
– The camera does not need to be physically accessible, that is, it may already
be installed.
– The camera can be configured to automatically receive an IP address (optional).
– The network parameters can be manually set (optional).
– You do not need to access the camera software.
Requirement
– Either MxControlCenter or MxEasy must be installed on the computer.
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3.1.3 Automatically Using DHCP
The camera can automatically obtain its network parameters using DHCP (Dynamic Host
Configuration Protocol). This requires the network to have a functioning DHCP server (for
example, a DSL router with activated DHCP server) and the camera must be booted using
DHCP (see Section 3.2.6, «Starting The Camera With An Automatic IP Address (DHCP)»). The
IP address automatically assigned by the DHCP server will be announced via the camera
speaker as soon as the camera has booted successfully.
Advantages
– You can connect the camera directly to the target network.
– Network parameters are automatically assigned.
– No additional software is required.
– You do not need to access the camera software.
Disadvantages
– The camera needs to be physically accessible as you need to press a key on the
camera housing to boot it using DHCP.
– Requires a running DHCP server on the network.
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First Images And The Most Important Settings
Once the MOBOTIX camera has been connected to the network, you need to set up the
camera’s network interface accordingly. This step involves setting up and checking the
network parameters of the camera. If your network is already using an IP address in the
10.x.x.x range with a 255.0.0.0 network mask, you do not need to change the
camera’s network parameters. You can access the camera directly (see Section 3.2.2). If
your network or computer does not use an IP address in the 10.x.x.x range (for example,
in the 192 or 172 ranges), you should follow one of the following methods for changing
the camera’s network parameters:
• Manual setup (see Section 3.2.1)
• Automatic setup using MxControlCenter or MxEasy (see Section 3.2.3 and
Section 3.2.4)
Note
Pressing the "L" key (see
Section 2.7.6) prompts
the camera to announce
its current IP address
over the speaker.
We will use a camera with the factory address 10.8.0.99 in the following examples. Replace this IP address with the IP address of your camera. You will find the
IP address of your camera on a small sticker on the camera. Make sure that the
IP addresses used in the following examples are not already being used by other
devices in the network.
3.2.1 Manually Setting Up The Network Parameters In A Browser
You need a computer that is using a 10.x.x.x IP address in order to manually set up the
network parameters of the MOBOTIX camera. The computer’s network parameters usually
have to be changed for this purpose.
1. Change the network parameters of your computer:
Windows (XP, Vista and 7):
1. Open Start > Settings > Control Panel > Network
Connections. Clicking on Properties opens the dialog
box shown.
2. Double-click on Internet Protocol (TCP/IP). On the
General tab, activate the Use the following IP address
option. Enter an IP address in the 10.x.x.x range in
this field (for example, 10.8.0.11).
Entry in “Subnet mask”
3. Once all dialog boxes have been closed, the computer
will have the IP address 10.8.0.11.
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Linux/Unix:
1. Open a terminal as root user.
2. Enter the following command:
3. The computer is now also using the IP address 10.8.0.11
Mac OS X:
1. Open System Properties > Network.
2. Select Ethernet. In the Configuration field, select
Manual and enter a 10.x.x.x IP address (for example,
10.8.0.11).
3. Click on Apply on the bottom right-hand side of the
dialog box to assign the computer the IP address
10.8.0.11.
2. Set Up The Target Network Parameters Of The MOBOTIX Camera:
1. Open a web browser on the computer and enter the default IP address of the MOBOTIX
camera in the address bar of the browser (for example, 10.8.0.99). Pressing Enter
displays the user interface of the MOBOTIX camera (see also Section 3.2.2, «First
Images And The Most Important Settings In The Browser»).
2. Click on the Admin Menu softbutton in the user interface of the MOBOTIX camera.
The Quick Installation starts automatically once the
admin user has logged on.
Note: The Quick Installation can also be executed at a later stage by opening
Admin Menu > Network Setup > Quick Installation (see also Quick Installation in
the Camera Software Manual Part 2).
3. Enter the target network parameters of the camera
on the appropriate page of the Quick Installation
assistant.
Note: The network parameters can also be modified retrospectively via Admin Menu > Network
Configuration > Quick Installation.
4. Once you have completed the Quick Installation and rebooted the camera, the
new network parameters will be activated. The camera can now be connected
to the target network and, if required, further configured.
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Default user data
User name: admin
password: meinsm
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3.2.2 First Images And The Most Important Settings In The Browser
Once the MOBOTIX camera has been connected to the power supply and to the network,
you can access the user interface with the live camera image in the web browser. Internet
Explorer, Firefox, Safari or any other graphical browser with activated JavaScript is suitable.
It does not matter which operating system is used.
After entering the camera’s IP address in the browser address bar, you will see the live
view of the MOBOTIX camera with its user interface controls, such as softbuttons, buttons
for the different camera screens, pull-down menus (Quick Controls), icons for accessing
the online help and the camera status, and status information elements.
Camera views
Camera status and help
Quick controls
Softbuttons
Note
Default access data for the administration menu
• User name: admin
• Password: meinsm
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Camera Views: Live, Player, MultiView
The MOBOTIX camera automatically displays
the live screen when it starts up (factory default
setting). You can set a different start page in
Admin Menu > Language and Start Page (for
example, the Guest screen) to allow a restricted
access to the live image.
The other available standard screens include
Player (playback of recorded images and video
sequences) and the MultiView screen (displays
several cameras with live or recorded images).
MultiView allows you to view several cameras
via a “proxy” camera (especially useful if you
want to access your cameras from outside of
the network with reduced bandwidth) and the
PDA mode provides a special screen for mobile
devices.
Note
Click on the
icon in the top right corner of the camera's user interface in the browser
to find further information on the different camera screens.
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Live view:
http://<camera IP>/
control/userimage.html
Player screen:
http://<camera IP>/
control/player
MultiView screen:
http://<camera IP>/
control/multiview
PDA screen:
http://<camera IP>/pda
PDA event list:
http://<camera
IP>/control/
player?eventlist&pda
Guest screen:
http://<camera IP>/
cgi-bin/guestimage.html
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3.2.3 First Images And Network Parameter Configuration In MxControlCenter
Installation
Download
MxControlCenter
for free from
www.mobotix.com
Download the setup file from the MOBOTIX website to install the latest version. The latest
versions are available at www.mobotix.com in the Support > Software Downloads >
MxControlCenter section.
To install MxControlCenter, simply double-click the setup file and follow the instructions.
The selected files are copied to the computer (older versions will be removed automatically)
and the shortcuts are created during the installation process (Desktop, Start Menu, etc.).
Caution
MxControlCenter will automatically attempt to find all MOBOTIX cameras in the
physically-connected network (that is, even a MOBOTIX camera with a factory IP
address of
). Make sure that the firewall settings on your computer are
low enough so that MxControlCenter is not blocked. If any MOBOTIX cameras are
found, MxControlCenter can automatically reconfigure them so that they are available in the current subnet of the computer. If you do not have permission to modify
these settings on your computer, contact your system administrator for assistance.
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MOBOTIX– Searching And Displaying Cameras
Launch MxControlCenter after successful installation by double-clicking the shortcut that
was created by the installer or the executable file MxCC.exe in the installation directory
on your computer.
The Add Video Sources dialog box appears and the application automatically searches
for MOBOTIX cameras in the local network when you launch the program for the first time.
Select Video Source > Add from the menu to perform a camera search at a later time.
If your MOBOTIX camera is properly connected, it should appear together with the existing video sources in the following list:
Automated search for
MOBOTIX cameras
Legend
List of video sources
Camera preview
Note
Video sources in this context not only refer to MOBOTIX cameras, but also to thirdparty IP cameras, file server paths, MxPEG clips and analog cameras connected via
MxServer (for example, analog dome cameras). These video sources are not found
automatically and need to be added manually.
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Cameras Are Found But Are Located In A Different Subnet
The symbols in the first column and the legend in the dialog box indicate whether you
can access a particular camera directly from the MxControlCenter, which is the case for
(OK) . Cameras designated with
(different subnet)
all cameras designated with
are located in a different subnet. This usually applies to new cameras or cameras that
have been reset to their factory settings.
Note
MxControlCenter finds all MOBOTIX cameras, even when the computer and the
cameras are not located in the same subnet.
Once you have marked all of the desired video sources in the list with OK, you can now
select the ones that you wish to display and manage in MxControlCenter. The live image
is automatically displayed in the preview window when a camera is selected to help you
identify the cameras.
For cameras marked with Different subnet or if you want to add additional video sources,
follow the instructions in the following sections. You can also display the selected cameras
directly in a layout. For more information, see section «Creating A New Layout».
Reconfiguring Cameras In A Different Subnet
If one or more MOBOTIX cameras are displayed with the status Different subnet (for
example, cameras with a factory IP address), MxControlCenter automatically offers to
configure the network settings of the cameras. In this case, the application displays the
dialog box shown here after you have clicked on the “Add selected video sources” button.
Click Yes to configure the cameras to the subnet of your computer.
A DHCP server automatically assigns IP addresses for network devices in most networks
so that you can automatically select the default setting Get IP address automatically
(DHCP) in the Configure selected cameras dialog box.
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Activate the Use this IP address/this range option if the IP address of a particular camera
must be assigned manually (for networks with static IP addresses). Obtain the assigned
IP address, subnet mask and standard gateway from your network administrator and
enter the data. All you have to do is enter the range of IP addresses that includes the
addresses of all of these cameras to reconfigure multiple cameras at the same time.
Make sure that the Store configuration in the camera checkbox is selected. This setting
ensures that the cameras are displayed with the correct network settings even after they
have been rebooted. Click OK to close the dialog box.
Wait until MxControlCenter has changed the network settings and rebooted the cameras.
(Different subnet) to
(OK).
The status of the reconfigured camera changes from
Defining Additional Video Sources
In addition to the MOBOTIX cameras that are found automatically, you can also manually
add video sources to the list of video sources for MxControlCenter
• Camera: Here, you can enter the known IP address or DNS name of a MOBOTIX
camera or a third-party IP camera if it was not found by the automatic search feature.
• MxPEG clip: Adds an MxPEG video clip previously recorded by a MOBOTIX camera
as a video source.
• Recording path: Adds the path of an external file server where a MOBOTIX camera
has recorded audio/video data. The videos or images recorded at that location can
now be played back using the Player or Video Search.
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Editing The Video Source List
Right-click this list to open a shortcut menu from which you can select all video sources
or cancel the selection. You can also use this method to remove from the list some or all
of the video sources that you do not want to display or manage in MxControlCenter.
If you have cancelled the camera configuration process or need a password that differs
from the camera’s factory default password, you can also configure the camera from
the shortcut menu at a later date and enter the user name and password required for
reconfiguration at that time.
It is also possible to open the Configure selected cameras dialog box using the shortcut
menu in order to change the camera network parameters.
Creating A New Layout
Select the camera or other video sources that you would like to display in a layout (a view
with a group of selected cameras) in the Add video sources dialog box and then click
Add selected video sources.
The Create new layout dialog box is displayed. If you select the Generate new grid for
selected video sources option here, MxControlCenter automatically generates a grid
layout that displays windows of the same size for all selected video sources. Give each
layout a unique name (for example,
).
If you select the second option, the video sources you selected are simply integrated in the
MxCC system where you can use them to generate a layout at a later time.
Click OK to confirm your selection.
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3.2.4 First Images And Network Parameter Configuration In MxEasy
Installing And Starting MxEasy
Download the current version of MxEasy from the MOBOTIX website (www.mobotix.com >
Support > Software Downloads in the MxEasy area). Double-click the shortcut for the
program or the program file.
Finding Cameras
When you start MxEasy for the first time on a computer, the MxEasy Wizard automatically
begins to search for MOBOTIX cameras and displays all the cameras found in a list. The
camera list will be updated automatically as soon as new MOBOTIX cameras are connected to the local network or removed from the network.
MxEasy also automatically monitors and displays the operating status of all cameras.
Cameras that are not on the same subnet as the computer will get a differently colored
symbol than the cameras that are on the same subnet. Likewise, the cameras that have an
unknown password or for which no user name/password combination has been specified
in MxEasy will be displayed in a different color. The following section contains information
for cameras with the status Invalid network (for example, for all new MOBOTIX cameras
with factory settings) and includes tips for configuring the cameras for the “right” subnet.
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Reconfiguring Network Addresses Of Cameras
*Bonjour: automatic
recognition of network
services in IP networks
Using Bonjour*, MxEasy not only finds cameras on the same network as your computer, it
also finds MOBOTIX cameras located in other subnets (status Invalid network). In such a
case, you would not be able to establish any connection to cameras in a different network
or subnet (without going into much further detail regarding TCP/IP network configurations).
This is possible, for example, when a camera with a factory IP address is connected to
a network in which a DHCP server automatically assigns the IP addresses. MxEasy can
automatically configure such a camera so that it is “integrated” into your existing network.
To do so, you only have to select the affected camera in the list and then click Continue.
After a security prompt, a new dialog box for configuring the selected camera is displayed.
If your computer automatically obtains its IP address from a DHCP server, then this is
certainly the best choice for that specific camera and most likely for all other cameras that
have been found in a different subnet (Get IP address automatically option).
If you have assigned a static IP address to your computer, you will probably want to assign
static IP addresses (issued by your system administrator) to every camera (the Use this
IP address option). Normally, you enter the same configuration used for the network
settings of your computer.
When you click OK, the selected cameras are automatically reconfigured and they are
located in the same subnet as the computer.
Integrating And Displaying Cameras
After a camera has been reconfigured, it has the status Accessible and can be integrated
into MxEasy. The MxEasy Assistant then displays the Define integration mode in MxEasy
dialog box.
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Here, you can jump directly to the main window of MxEasy with the current live camera
image by activating the option Quick Start. However, some required detailed configurations may have to be made at a later time (for example, password protection, available
bandwidth). For this reason, we recommend activating the option Complete integration
and complete the remaining dialog boxes of the MxEasy Assistant until the main window
appears.
After you are done with the MxEasy Assistant, the application’s main window appears
and displays the first camera:
Main window with dual
image display of a
M15 (telephoto lens
and wide angle)
For more information, see the MxEasy User Manual, which can be downloaded as a PDF
file from the MOBOTIX website: www.mobotix.com > Support > Manuals.
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3.2.5 Starting The Camera With The Factory IP Address
Passwords and camera settings will
not be changed
Under certain circumstances, you may have to reset the camera to its factory IP address.
This could be the case, for example, if the IP address has been lost or the camera does
not respond to the last known IP address. Proceed as follows to start up the camera with
its factory IP address:
1. If the camera is powered on, disconnect the power supply by unplugging the corresponding cables and then reconnect the power supply.
2. Wait until both LEDs light up simultaneously for the first time.
3. Press the L key within the next four seconds and hold it down (if you need to
try again, go back to step 1).
R
L
1
2
4. Only release the L key once the camera emits a single sound (“boing”).
Notes
Make sure you store the
factory default network
If you use the camera's L key to load the factory default network configuration, this
configuration is not automatically saved in the camera's flash memory. When the
camera is next rebooted without using the L key, the last stored network configuration
will be used. To permanently store the new network configuration in the camera's
flash memory, open Admin Menu > Store.
The user information will not be reset if the camera is booted using the factory IP
address, in contrast to resetting the camera using Admin Menu > Reset configuration to the factory settings.
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3.2.6 Starting The Camera With An Automatic IP Address (DHCP)
If your network has a DHCP server, you can start the MOBOTIX camera with DHCP support.
The camera automatically obtains an IP address from the DHCP server and announces the
new network data. Please note that this announcement can only be heard if the camera
is connected to an external speaker.
1. If the camera is powered on, disconnect the power supply by unplugging the corresponding cables and then reconnect the power supply.
2. Wait until both LEDs light up simultaneously for the first time.
3. Press the R key within the next four seconds and hold it down (if you need to
try again, go back to step 1).
R
L
1
2
4. Only release the R key once the camera emits a double sound (“boing boing”).
Notes
Starting the camera with an automatic IP address (DHCP) is only temporary. The
network configuration of the camera can be permanently set to DHCP under Admin
Menu > Ethernet Interface.
Make sure that the network has a functioning DHCP server when starting the camera
with DHCP support. If this is not the case, the camera cannot obtain a valid IP address
and will use its last IP address.
You should also make sure that the cameras always obtain the same IP addresses by
permanently assigning the MAC addresses of the cameras to the desired IP addresses.
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3.3
Adjusting Camera, Lens Focus And Installing A Filter
3.3.1 Adjusting The Camera
1. The live image from the camera is displayed on the computer monitor.
2. Loosen the screws on the VarioFlex mount
using the supplied Allen wrench so that you
can easily turn and tilt the camera.
3. Display the desired camera section on the
computer monitor, then turn and tilt the camera until you have found the best position and
sharpness. Retighten the screws of the VarioFlex
mount to prevent the position of the camera
from changing.
4. If required, clean the lens using a clean, lint-free
cotton cloth.
Section 3.5 provides
more details and information on the functionality
of the OnScreen Control
Correcting The Image Horizon (For L12 Sensor
Module Only)
The M15-Sec with hemispheric L12 sensor module
allows the correction of an uneven image horizon +30°
via OnScreen Control that was possibly caused by
-30°
the installation position. The image horizon is turned
by up to 30 degrees clockwise or counterclockwise
and can be optically restraightened by clicking the
icons (see image).
Correcting the image
horizon:
Rotate image to the left
Rotate image to the right
+/- 30°
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3.3.2 Adjusting Lens Focus (L76/L160 Only)
Once the camera has been installed, the L76 and L160 sensor modules should be checked
for proper image sharpness and manually adjusted, if required. To do so, use the blue
lens wrench and the black module wrench (both are supplied with the M15 basic module).
The focusing aid provides a visual aid when correcting the image sharpness (see The Live
Screen of the MOBOTIX Camera in the camera’s online help).
Procedure
1. Position the blue lens wrench on the notches of
the sensor module. Rotate the wrench to the left
until you feel a stop (max. 300°) and then a little
bit further until the protective glass lens slides out
of the sensor module.
2. Adjust the image sharpness according to the
camera’s live image on the computer monitor. To
do so, position the black module wrench (with the
ring-pattern side) on the lens and carefully rotate
to the right or left. Do not turn the lens too far or
with force to avoid damaging the image sensor.
3. If required, clean the inside of the protective glass
lens using a clean, lint-free cotton cloth.
4. Place the protective glass lens on the notches of
the blue lens wrench.
5. Position the protective glass lens with its clips
over the two receptacles on the sensor module
(red arrow on the image in the margin) and firmly
press onto the sensor module. Rotate the glass
to the right using the blue lens wrench until you
feel a stop.
6. If required, clean the outside of the protective glass lens using a clean, lint-free
cotton cloth.
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3.3.3 Inserting A Filter
MOBOTIX offers a polarization filter in its range of accessory products for all sensor modules (except the L12). The polarization filter prevents unwanted reflections from smooth
surfaces. The filter can be used to provide better facial recognition of the people behind
the windshield of a car, for example. Only one filter can be used per sensor module, which
then replaces the standard protective glass lens.
Procedure
M.7
1. Position the blue lens wrench on the notches of the
protective glass lens. Rotate the wrench to the left
until you feel a stop (max. 300°) and then a little
bit further until the protective glass lens slides out
of the sensor module.
2. If required, clean the inside of the filter using a
clean, lint-free cotton cloth.
3. Place the filter on the notches of the blue lens
wrench.
4. Position the filter with its clips over the two receptacles on the sensor module (red arrow on the
image in the margin) and firmly press onto the
sensor module. Rotate the glass to the right using
the blue lens wrench until you feel a stop.
5. Adjust the polarization filter according to the camera’s live image on the computer
monitor. Rotate the filter to the left using the blue lens wrench until you reach the
desired setting (maximum 180°).
6. To readjust the polarization filter, rotate it back to the right until you feel a stop and
repeat step 4.
7. If required, clean the outside of the filter using a clean, lint-free cotton cloth.
Note
Note that using the polarization filter reduces the amount of light that enters the lens
by approximately 50 %.
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3.4
Virtual PTZ And Full Image Recording
3.4.1 Preparing The Virtual PTZ Function
The virtual PTZ function allows you to use a mouse or joystick to continuously zoom in on
images from the selected video source and “virtually” move the enlarged image section
within the entire image sensor area.
Greater ease of use
through a joystick
vPTZ
vPTZ
Operation Using The Mouse And Scroll Wheel
The vPTZ function of the M15 can be controlled in the browser using the mouse. This
position becomes the new image center by clicking any position on the image displayed
on the monitor. The image moves accordingly and the image distortion is automatically
corrected. The scroll wheel can be used to control the zoom function. This functionality
is disabled in the default settings of the camera and must therefore first be activated. To
do so, go to Setup Menu > vPTZ Settings, disable Lock Mouse Wheel Zoom, click Set
and then Close to save your settings. You can now use the scroll wheel to zoom + (scroll
forwards) or zoom - (scroll backwards).
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Operation Using USB Joystick
A standard USB joystick can drastically improve vPTZ operation for the user – in the browser,
in MxEasy, and in MxControlCenter (however, MxCC is also equipped with a virtual joystick
that can be operated using the mouse). Please first install the joystick on the computer
according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
In order to use a USB joystick in the browser, make sure that you have a PC with a Windows
operating system and the latest version of Internet Explorer and that the “ActiveX” mode
in the camera software (browser) is activated:
• Switch to Browser in the Quick
Control.
• Under Browser, select the option
ActiveX in the field to the right.
The USB joystick can then be
used until the browser is closed.
• To store the setting permanently,
ActiveX must be activated in the
Admin Menu. To do so, use
Language and Start Page in
the Admin Menu.
• Under the page options, select
the ActiveX operating mode.
• Store the settings permanently
in the camera by clicking on Set
and Close.
• The joystick can now be used.
Notes
You will find more information and details on vPTZ in the Camera Software Manual
Part 2 in Section 4.3.6 "Virtual PTZ", the MxEasy manual in Section 2.4.1 "Activating
The PTZ Features" and the MxControlCenter manual in Section 2.4.6 "Using The
vPTZ Features" and Section 3.1.4 "PTZ Controls In The Sidebar Panel".
Current versions of all manuals can be downloaded anytime from the MOBOTIX
website (www.mobotix.com) under Support > Manuals.
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3.4.2 Full Image Recording
It is possible to record a full image, regardless of the live image stream that is being
displayed. This ensures that the recording always contains the full image of the lens used,
even though the operator may have used the vPTZ features to zoom into the image in
order to examine a specific detail.
Live images
Stored full image
Analysis in the stored full image
This means that you can use the vPTZ features in VGA resolution to pan, tilt and zoom in
the live image while the camera is, for example, recording full images at 1 fps in MEGA
or QXGA resolution.
In MxEasy and MxControlCenter, the recorded full images may be prepared for the user
with the vPTZ functions (for example, panning and zooming in on an image detail such
as a doorway).
If full image recording is not activated, only the last displayed live image will be saved (save
what is seen). The main benefit of live image storage is to ensure that the full power of the
camera processor is used for live image correction and maximum frame rates. The main
advantage of full image recording lies in the special functionality of the M15, in that it can
always maintain availability of a maximum size (full) image for later investigation, despite
vPTZ actions carried out on the live image. The mechanical limitations of motor-driven PTZ
cameras mean that they simply cannot provide this unique advantage to the user!
Notes
Post-event search in the full image: If you are using full image recording on M15
cameras, you should use at least MEGA resolution when storing. This will facilitate later
searches in MxControlCenter or MxEasy. The advanced distortion correction features
require this function to deliver satisfactory image quality.
Full image recording on: Due to the increased processing time, full image recording
reduces the data rate of the live image stream, which may drop by around 10 to 30
percent. We therefore recommend reducing the frame rate for storage as much as
possible to affect the live image stream as little as possible.
Full image recording off: The event that triggered a video motion (VideoMotion, VM)
window may not be in the recorded sequences because the window was not displayed
at the time.
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Activate/Deactivate Full Image Recording In The Browser
To configure this feature, open the Setup Menu > Event Control > Recording dialog box
and activate or deactivate the Full Image Recording option.
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3.4.3 Special M15 Configuration In The Browser
Thanks to its hemispherical lens, the MOBOTIX M15 provides certain
special configuration options for the image settings.
Depending on where the camera is installed (ceiling, wall or floor) and on the live image display
preferred by the user, certain important basic
settings and, if necessary, their adjustment must
be configured when a M15 is first installed.
A corresponding adjustment of the image setting is
strongly recommended if one or both of the sensor
modules of a M15D were installed using a 15° wedge
(available as an accessory).
M15D And Different Sensor Modules
A range of combination options are provided that change
the available display modes and configuration possibilities
by using the MOBOTIX M15D with different sensor modules.
Because of this, a M15D automatically detects which sensor
modules are installed and proceeds as follows:
• When the camera is started for the first time, it detects
the connected sensor modules and captures their
data (focal length, day or night version).
L12 sensor module
• If only one sensor module is connected, the camera acts as a mono camera (meaning that there is no automatic day/night switching, etc.).
• If there is no change within the first 12 hours of operation, the camera writes the
details of these sensor modules to the camera configuration.
• With every restart, the camera checks if the stored sensor modules are present. If
any changes are detected, the camera indicates these through a corresponding
alert in the live display.
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Configuration Of The M15 Basic Parameters
Complete the steps described below in the browser window:
1. Log the camera on and boot it as described in Section 3.2, «First Images And The
Most Important Settings».
2. Select installation position wall/ceiling/floor: Click Installation in the Quick Control
panel and then select Wall, Ceiling or Floor according to the installation position
of the camera. Ceiling always means that the orientation of the camera or sensor
module is from top to bottom and for Floor, the camera or sensor module’s orientation is from bottom to top.
L
R
Left and right camera
images from two sensor
modules (M15D)
When you are setting up a M15D with two sensor modules, specify their installation
positions separately in the Installation (right) and Installation (left) Quick Control
fields for the right and left sensor modules (i.e., camera images), respectively.
As a result, you will get a perspective-corrected panorama view for each image
sensor matching the specified installation position. Panorama view is configured as
the factory setting and it can be changed as described below.
3. Switch to the Display Mode Quick Control.
4. Set the mode that you want to be the standard view. For demonstration purposes,
the descriptions below describe the typical display mode for the wall mount and
the ceiling mount, Panorama and Surround respectively. Every other display mode
can be operated in the same way.
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Wall-Mounted: Setting And Correcting the Standard View “Panorama”
Camera live image with
panorama correction
High-resolution 180° panorama
1. In the Display Mode Quick Control, select the Panorama option. Examine the image
that is now displayed. If the section meets your expectations, no further adjustment
is necessary, and panorama configuration is complete. To change the image section
to meet your specific expectations, continue with step 2.
Camera live image withoutMOBOTIX panorama
correction with Quick
Controls visible
Note
The currently visible image section may differ from the desired image section due
to the installation position or any accessories in use, for example. However, it is not
necessary to physically move the camera, as in this case the browser alone can
be used to adjust the visible panorama image by zooming, panning and tilting.
Tilted vertical lines may also be optically straightened to the image edges using the
panorama correction function. These tilted lines are primarily caused if the camera
or sensor module is tilted (for example, due to mounting with 15° wedges) or if the
image tilt is modified.
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2. Click the lock icon. Clicking the lock once opens it (lock clasp is raised). The lock
prevents execution of later vPTZ actions, which could also unintentionally modify
the view you configure. This applies to all overview display modes, that is, also to
Panorama/Focus, Double Panorama and Surround.
Lock open
3. A new icon for processing the panorama image appears in the top left corner
of the camera image. Enlarge the image by clicking the icon once (OnScreen Control
appears).
Click the icon
4. Using the OnScreen Control visible in the live camera image, you can now change
the displayed live camera image as desired (panning, tilting, zooming, rotating
and panorama correction). See figure on the right. When doing so, the vPTZ function using the mouse or joystick is deactivated. In case of a M15D with two sensor
modules, click the corresponding camera image (right/left) to edit it (highlighted
with a yellow frame).
Camera live image with
panorama correction with
OnScreen Control visible
5. After you have modified the desired setting, close the control panel (“x” in the top
left hand corner).
6. Click the lock icon again to close it (lock clasp is down). The panorama image
setting is then locked until the camera is next restarted.
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Caution
To permanently save the standard image setting defined for the M15, go to the Store
Complete Configuration option in the Manage Settings Quick Control. The settings
will then remain in effect, even after rebooting.
Functions Of The M15’s OnScreen Control
Close
Start panning to the left
Tilt up
Start panning to the right
Tilt down
Zoom
Panorama correction
Image tilt correction
Default setting
To use the OnScreen Control, click the arrows in the top area for shifting the image section. In the bottom areas, which are displayed when needed, click to the left and/or right
of the center point.
The same applies to every area: The further away that you click from an area’s center
point, the greater the change triggered. To reset an area, click its center point again.
Depending on the installation position (ceiling,
correction and image
tilt correction may
not be available
During panorama correction, clicking between the two trapezoid symbols straightens the
left or right tilting lines, which are best visible at the edges of the image section.
Bring columns together
at the top (necessary to correct the
example on the left)
Bring columns together
at the bottom
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Ceiling-Mounted: Set North (User-Defined North Direction)
Once a sensor module (M15D) or entire camera (M15D) is installed on a ceiling, you need
to specify its North direction. This is not the “true” direction of North but rather the main
line of sight or the focus of the camera or sensor module. It serves as a reference for the
North direction in the Surround and Double Panorama display modes (the Ceiling option
was already selected in the Installation Type Quick Control).
1. In the case of a double image, click the corresponding sensor module (camera
image) and select the Normal option from the Display Mode Quick Control.
For vPTZ use and
2. Rotate the live image in the desired direction using the mouse or a joystick connected to the computer.
of a USB joystick,
see Section 3.4.1
vPTZ
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3. In the Installation Quick Control, select the Set North option.
4. Store the desired North direction permanently by first activating the checkbox and
then clicking on Yes.
5. You have now set the North direction for the Surround and Double Panorama
display modes. In the next step, you can set these views as the standard view for
the camera live image.
North
East
Caution: No OnScreen
Control is available in
"Double Panorama" mode
West
South
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In the Display Mode Quick Control, select the option Surround or Double Panorama.
You can fine-tune the views using the vPTZ via mouse or joystick and, as described
above, by unlocking and locking the standard view using the lock icon (open lock,
correct display and close lock again).
Note
For each of the subviews (North, East, etc.; see below), the OnScreen Control on the
side can be used to adapt it (open lock, click subview, adapt view, click next subview,
adapt view and close lock again).
Camera Images And Subviews Of Camera Images
The M15D’s ability to operate multiple sensor modules means that in double image display,
the live image’s camera images (left, right) can be used for differing display modes.
Depending on the display mode selected for each camera image, this may be divided
into subviews:
Four subviews,
subview 1 highlighted (yellow frame)
1
4
2
3
Left camera image with three subviews
Panorama/Focus display mode
(for example, Cam1 sensor module)
Right-side camera image with a partial view
Full image display mode
(for example, Cam2 sensor module)
When you click inside one of the subviews, this area is highlighted with a yellow frame.
All of the PTZ actions triggered by the mouse, joystick or OnScreen Control now only apply
to the highlighted subview.
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Sensor Configuration (Only with Two Sensor Modules)
Sensor configuration specifies which sensor module is connected to which of the camera’s
connections (Cam1 or Cam2), and in which camera image (left/right) the sensor module
is to appear for the dual image display. Open the corresponding dialog box here: Admin
Menu > Sensor Configuration.
You should also open the Sensor Configuration dialog box in the following cases:
• Swapping the displayed camera images: You wish to display the left camera image
on the right (and vice versa) without having to replug the sensor module cables on
the camera itself.
• Replacement of sensor modules: In this case, the M15D detects after startup that
the sensor modules have been replaced and indicates this through an alert superimposed on the live image as well as through a system message (Admin Menu >
System Messages; see Section 3.4.3, «Special M15 Configuration In The Browser».
• Adding/switching on sensor modules: This is where you can re-enable deactivated
modules.
• Removing/switching off sensor modules: This is where you can deactivate any
connected modules if needed.
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3.5
MicroSD Card Recording
3.5.1 Introduction
More robust than hard
drives: Flash drives
for recordings
Flash-based storage devices (MicroSD cards, USB sticks and solid-state
drives) do not contain any moving parts as compared to the commonly
used hard drives. Flash-based storage devices are compact and
highly resistant to moisture and vibrations. They feature low energy
consumption and they do not lose any data in the event of a power
failure, meaning that they are ideal for use with MOBOTIX cameras.
Number Of Write/Delete Cycles Per Flash Storage Cell
The number of write/delete cycles of every storage cell of a flash
device is limited. The controller of the flash device automatically
detects individual flash cells that are no longer functioning. The contents of the faulty cell
will then be rebuilt using a checksum and will be moved to a properly working spare cell.
The faulty storage cell will be marked as “bad” and will no longer be used. No data is
lost in this process.
In addition, MOBOTIX cameras constantly monitor activated flash storage devices. MOBOTIX
has developed a technology to test the wear of the flash device by logging the number of
write/delete cycles (patent pending). The flash memory wear is automatically displayed in
the status bar in the live camera image but it can also be viewed at any time in the Admin
Menu > Camera Status dialog box.
Conservative Memory Usage Thanks To MOBOTIX MxFFS File System
MxFFS formatting of the MicroSD card means that the MOBOTIX camera software will use
the flash device as evenly as possible, thus allowing for the maximum possible number
of write/delete cycles. This also means that all storage cells of the flash device will be
written and deleted with the same frequency, if possible. MOBOTIX technology increases
the life of the flash device considerably and also improves the security and the reliability
of the storage process.
Storage Requirements And Life Expectancy Of MicroSD Cards
The life expectancy of a MicroSD card increases proportionally to the storage capacity,
since the camera software will execute fewer write/delete cycles on each storage cell.
The first deletion will begin once the SD card has been filled to capacity (first full cycle).
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32 GB MicroSD Card: Storage Requirements
File size single image
Storage required per
second
Storage required per 24
hours
Time for one full cycle
6 fps CIF
6 fps VGA
1 fps MEGA
1 fps QXGA
M-JPEG
M-JPEG
15 kB
45 kB
MxPEG
M-JPEG
M-JPEG
–
120 kB
240 kB
90 kB
270 kB
75 kB
120 kB
240 kB
7.8 GB
23.5 GB
6.5 GB
10.4 GB
20.8 GB
4 days
1.3 days
4.8 days
3 days
1.5 days
4 GB MicroSD Card: Storage Requirements
File size single image
Storage required per
second
Storage required per 24
hours
Time for one full cycle
6 fps CIF
6 fps VGA
1 fps MEGA
1 fps QXGA
M-JPEG
M-JPEG
MxPEG
M-JPEG
M-JPEG
15 kB
45 kB
–
120 kB
240 kB
90 kB
270 kB
75 kB
120 kB
240 kB
7.8 GB
23.5 GB
6.5 GB
10.4 GB
20.8 GB
12 hours
4 hours
14.4 hours
9.2 hours
4.4 hours
Caution
The MicroSD card's service life depends on production quality and frequency of
use. Set the type of recording (event-controlled or continuous recording, frame rate,
resolution) according to your specific requirements.
We recommend changing the pre-installed, high-quality 4 GB MicroSD card once a
year if you have it constantly set to continuous recording.
Monitoring The Cell Wear Of Flash Storage Devices (Patent Pending)
MOBOTIX uses its own technology for this
purpose and has a pending patent. You can
view the flash wear in the status bar of the live
image or by opening Admin Menu > Camera
Status. In addition, the camera can also send a
warning message (for example, via e-mail) as
soon as a critical error is detected when data
is written to the SD card (Admin Menu > Error
Notification Function). The MicroSD card can
then be replaced to ensure that any existing
data is not lost.
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3.5.2 Formatting The MicroSD Card
Format SD card:
Admin Menu > Storage
on External File
Server/Flash Device
Before a MOBOTIX camera can store image and video sequences on a MicroSD card, it
needs to be formatted as MxFFS (MicroSD cards delivered with MOBOTIX cameras are
already MxFFS-formatted). The following steps are necessary to format a storage device
(Admin Menu > Storage on External File Server/Flash Device):
1. Make sure that there is a MicroSD card in the card slot of the MOBOTIX camera.
2. Click Format in the SD Memory Card
line.
3. Note down the characters shown in the
Encryption password field or enter your
own password. Next, click OK.
The Secure deletion –
Slow option takes several
hours. You can also use
suitable applications on
Windows, Linux/UNIX
and Mac OS X systems
to repartition and safely
erase the SD card.
Note: The Secure deletion – Slow option
will ensure that any data on the MicroSD
card is overwritten completely so that the
data cannot be recovered in any way.
However, keep in mind that this kind of
safe formatting takes considerably more
time.
4. In the next dialog box, enter the user
name and the password of a user of the
admins group and click OK to confirm.
The MOBOTIX camera now starts formatting the card. It takes 5 to 12 minutes to
format an 8 GB MicroSD card if the Secure
deletion – Slow option is disabled. If
Secure deletion – Slow is enabled, this
may take anywhere between 3 and 14
hours.
Once the formatting has been completed, you can activate the MicroSD card for recording
(see next section).
Caution
Make sure that you always wait until the formatting process has been completed
before accessing the camera again. If the Secure deletion – Slow option is disabled,
this usually takes just a few minutes. You can only access the MicroSD card once
MxFFS formatting has been completed.
Formatting with the Secure deletion – Slow option enabled takes several hours. You
can also use suitable applications on Windows, Linux/UNIX and Mac OS X systems
to repartition and safely erase the MicroSD card.
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3.5.3 Activating Recording
Follow these steps to activate the recording to a MicroSD card that has already been
MxFFS-formatted (Admin Menu > Storage on External File Server/Flash Device):
1. Make sure that there is a MicroSD card in the card slot of the MOBOTIX camera.
2. Make sure that the MicroSD card is formatted in MxFFS format.
3. Activate the SD Memory Card option.
4. Click Set and then Close to store the configuration.
5. Reboot the MOBOTIX camera (Admin Menu > Reboot Camera).
Once the camera has rebooted, make sure that the camera displays the
symbol
in its live image. If this is the case, the camera uses the MicroSD card as recording target.
If not, you must activate the recording (see below).
Activating The Recording
If the
symbol is not visible in the live image after rebooting, you need to activate
the recording using one of the following methods:
• In the web browser: Automatic activation by clicking on the Arm & Record softbutton. Confirm this in the Easy Dialog by clicking on the Yes button.
• In the web browser: Manual activation via the Quick Control Recording > Recording
On or in Setup Menu > Recording.
• MxEasy: It is possible to activate the recording based on the time or date using the
Alarm Planner of MxEasy (see MxEasy User Manual).
Encryption And Authentication
All video data stored on the MicroSD card is encrypted to ensure security at all times.
The password for this is defined during the card’s formatting procedure and needs to
be entered for authentication whenever the recordings are accessed (see next section).
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3.5.4 Accessing Data on the MicroSD Card
The following options facilitate access to the stored image and video sequences on a
MicroSD card:
• In the web browser: Play back the recorded event images without sound directly
from the MicroSD card using the Playback view of the camera software.
• In MxEasy: Play back the recorded video sequences with sound by accessing the
MicroSD card in the MOBOTIX camera via the camera.
• In MxControlCenter: Play back the recorded video sequences with sound by accessing the MicroSD card in the MOBOTIX camera via the camera or by directly accessing
the MicroSD card via a card reader connected to the computer. Access the card by
setting the MicroSD card’s drive/volume as a Directory in MxControlCenter.
If the recordings stored on the MicroSD card were encrypted, you need to enter the
password used for the encryption before you can access the data. If this is the case, both
MxControlCenter and MxEasy will provide a dialog box for this purpose.
Caution
When using the MicroSD card from one MOBOTIX camera in another MOBOTIX
camera, you need to make sure that the time on the original camera is in sync with
the new camera. We recommend using automatic time synchronization via a time
server (Admin Menu > Date and Time).
3.5.5 Deactivating Card Recording
Follow these steps to deactivate recording to a MicroSD card (Admin Menu > Storage on
External File Server / Flash Device):
1. Activate the None option.
2. Click on the Set button at the bottom of the dialog box and then Close.
3. Reboot the MOBOTIX camera (Admin Menu > Reboot Camera).
Once the camera has rebooted, make sure that the symbol FR REC is no longer visible in
the bottom right-hand corner of the live image.
4. You can now safely remove the MicroSD card from the camera (see Section 2.6,
«Replacing The MicroSD Card»).
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Caution
A MicroSD card may only be removed from the camera after you have deactivated the recording to MicroSD card and rebooted the camera. Failing to do so
may lead to data loss!
Removing connected flash storage devices from the camera without properly deactivating them may lead to data loss and/or destroy certain sectors of the storage
device. This is limited to 4 MB of lost data per incident due to MxFFS formatting.
3.5.6 Using A MicroSD Card In A Different MOBOTIX Camera
A MicroSD card containing recorded data from a MOBOTIX camera can be inserted into
any MicroSD card-enabled MOBOTIX camera. Once MicroSD card recording has been
activated (requires a reboot), the “new” MOBOTIX camera automatically synchronizes
with the card and resumes recording. No data is lost in this process. Make sure that you
deactivate MicroSD card recording before removing the card from a MOBOTIX camera
and then reboot the camera.
If the MicroSD card’s contents are encrypted, you need to enter the same password in
the “new” camera in the Admin Menu > Storage on External File Server / Flash Device
dialog box. Otherwise, the camera cannot access the MicroSD card.
3.5.7 Limitations On Warranty When Using Flash Storage Media
MOBOTIX will not assume any responsibility for flash storage devices (for example, MicroSD
cards or connected USB storage devices) delivered with or integrated into MOBOTIX cameras. The same applies to damage to flash storage devices or damage resulting from the
use of devices that are not supplied by MOBOTIX.
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3.6
Configuration In The Browser
3.6.1 Overview
A MOBOTIX camera can be completely configured using a JavaScript-enabled browser
on all common operating systems (such as Windows, Linux, Macintosh, etc.). The camera
provides a HTML-based user interface for this purpose. The camera executes the changes
you make to the camera configuration via HTTP commands using programs and scripts of
the embedded software. The settings are stored in the camera’s flash memory.
This section contains an overview of the general browser settings of the MOBOTIX camera,
as well as further configuration options. Detailed information on the software functions is
provided in the camera’s online help.
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Basic Settings
• Administering the camera: You can modify the camera configuration in the Admin
Menu or the Setup Menu.
User name: admin
password: meinsm
– Admin Menu: This menu contains the basic configuration dialog boxes of the
camera (for example, passwords, interfaces, software updates).
– Setup Menu: This menu contains the dialog boxes for configuring the image,
event and recording parameters. Some of these settings can be changed using
the corresponding Quick Controls in the live view.
• Resetting changes: If you would like to reset some larger changes in one dialog box
without resetting the complete configuration, you can use the Default button at the
bottom of the dialog box to reset only this dialog box’s settings to the factory settings. If you would like to reset all image settings, you can do so using the Manage
Settings > Restore Image Settings Quick Control in the live image of the camera.
• Storing changes permanently: Once you have finished configuring the camera,
you should always store the settings in the camera’s permanent memory. You can
do so in each dialog box (clicking on the Set button at the bottom of each dialog
box will temporarily implement the change; when you click Close, you will be asked
to store the complete configuration in the camera’s permanent memory) or in the
Admin Menu (Admin Menu > Store current configuration into flash memory).
The Configuration section of the Admin Menu provides more functions for storing,
copying and managing camera settings. For more information on this topic, refer to
the online help for the specific dialog boxes.
Make sure to permanently store changed
parameters
• Time tasks and time synchronization: Apart from a multitude of possibilities for
controlling the camera using time (time tables, holiday and vacation, scheduled
tasks, etc.), the camera can also synchronize its internal clock. This allows you to
manually synchronize the camera with a computer or automatically using a time
server or another MOBOTIX camera. The camera can use either NTP servers or Time
Protocol servers. For more information on this topic, refer to the online help for the
specific dialog boxes.
Automatic time synchronization using
a time server
• The “More” and “Less” buttons: When opening some of the camera dialog boxes,
the camera only shows the most important parameters. These dialog boxes have
a More button in the bottom right-hand corner. Click it to display additional options.
If all options are displayed, click on the Less button to hide the additional options.
More:: Display
advanced features
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3.6.2 General Browser Settings
• Run the Quick Installation: After booting the MOBOTIX camera for the first time,
accessing the administration menu (the Admin Menu button) will automatically start
the Quick Installation. The Quick Installation assistant helps you in setting the most
important parameters of the camera. For security reasons, you should set your own
administrator password and disable public access to the camera.
• Disable public access: Guest users are only allowed to access the Guest screen of
the camera without entering a password. If this is not required, you should deactivate public access (Admin Menu > Quick Installation or Admin Menu > Users
and Passwords).
• Add users and assign access rights: You can add users and user groups and assign
the desired rights (Admin Menu > Users and Passwords, Admin Menu > Group
Access Control Lists (ACL)), similar to a computer operating system. This approach
allows individual access rights to be assigned or denied to camera-specific features
based on the user groups.
• Deactivate the automatic reboot: In its factory state, every MOBOTIX camera will
automatically reboot every morning at 3:36 a.m. All images in the camera’s storage
buffer will be deleted during this reboot. Images stored on external file servers, internal
flash storage, or SD cards will NOT be affected by this reboot. Make sure that you
deactivate the automatic reboot if this is not desired (Admin Menu > Time Tasks).
• Optimize the image settings: The factory image settings of MOBOTIX cameras
deliver excellent images for most application scenarios and should not be changed.
If you do wish to make changes, your changes should be minor and gradual. You
should, however, set an image program according to the application scenario of
the camera. Image programs provide a quick and simple method for adjusting the
camera to the application scenario as they perform several configuration steps at
once (Image Programs Quick Control).
• Set the resolution of the live image: By factory default, all MOBOTIX cameras are
delivered with an image resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. You can select the desired
resolution using the Resolution Quick Control.
• Adjust the exposure: The automatic exposure control of the MOBOTIX camera uses
individually configurable windows to determine the best image exposure. Open the
Exposure Control Quick Control and select a predefined set of exposure windows. If
required, you can also define custom exposure windows (Setup Menu > Exposure
Settings).
• Activate event control and recording: By factory default, the MOBOTIX camera’s
event control is disabled. Click on the Arm & Record button to activate event control.
This will activate motion detection and recording. Cameras with integrated flash
memory (MOBOTIX R models and models with SD card) will use the flash memory
by default to store the image and video data (recording target). If desired, you can
set additional events and adjust the settings of the recording and storage parameters (Setup Menu > Event Settings, Setup Menu > Recording and Admin Menu >
Recording to External File Server/Flash Device).
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• Set up actions/messaging: Upon detecting an event, the MOBOTIX camera can
trigger alarms. These alarms can be adjusted to your needs and you can assign
them to one or more events: playing back an alarm sound on the camera speaker,
showing the visual alarm in the camera live image, sending an e-mail or IP Notify
with the alarm image, placing a phone call, uploading an alarm image to an FTP
server, switching a signal output line of the camera (for example, for switching on
the lights/opening a door).
For the settings, see Setup Menu > Action Group Overview. The actions to be
performed are defined and used in these action groups in the form of “action profiles.” The different action profiles can also be defined in the following areas: Admin
Menu in the Hardware Configuration (profiles for signal output), Transfer Profiles (FTP,
e-mail, IP Notify) and Sound and VoIP Telephony (sound profiles, VoIP profiles). For
more information, refer to the online help for the Action Group Overview dialog box.
• Activate shock detector: The M15 is also equipped with a shock detector as standard
(for all IT and Secure models). If, for example, the camera’s housing receives a blow, it
automatically registers it and sends a notification via an IP Notify or telephone call. A
general advantage is that MOBOTIX cameras are extremely tough, not least because
of the absence of mechanical moving parts. This typically allows them to stay fully
operational, in particular, when they are subject to strong vibrations. Open the Setup
Menu > Event Control > Environment Events > Edit dialog box if you would like to
activate the shock detector (and any other sensors).
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Additional Notes
3.7.1 Operation with Only One Sensor Module
If the MOBOTIX M15 is used with only one sensor module, the blind module needs to be
installed (item 1.4 in Section 1.3, «Delivered Parts and Dimensions»)! If this is not the case,
the camera must not be used (see Section 2.2.1, «Initial Installation of the Sensor Modules»).
3.7.2 Password For The Admin Menu
Blind module
Accessing the Admin Menu of the camera (the Admin Menu softbutton) is only possible
after entering a user name and password.
• Factory default user name is admin.
• Factory default password is meinsm.
The Quick Installation assistant automatically appears when the Admin Menu is accessed
for the first time. It provides an easy method to adjust the basic camera settings to the
current application scenario. For security reasons, we highly recommend changing the
default administrator password after the camera has been properly configured.
Enter the user name and password exactly as shown above. Note that all entries are
case-sensitive.
Caution
Make sure that you store information on user names and passwords in a secure
place. If you lose the administrator password and cannot access the administration
menu, the password can only be reset at the factory. This service is subject to a fee!
3.7.3 Permanently Deactivating The Microphone
The microphone can be
irreversibly deactivated!
Deactivating a camera’s microphone may be necessary in order to protect the privacy of
persons at a workplace or for other reasons. You can permanently and irreversibly deactivate the microphone in the Admin Menu > Loudspeaker and Microphone dialog box.
Caution
This deactivation occurs in the camera module itself and cannot be reversed,
even at the factory. Deactivating the microphone will also deactivate all functions
that are making use of the microphone.
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3.7.4 Starting The Camera With The Factory IP Address
If the camera’s IP address is not known, you can start the camera with its factory IP
address. This procedure is described in detail in Section 3.2.6, «Starting The Camera With
An Automatic IP Address (DHCP)».
3.7.5 Resetting The Camera To Factory Settings
All settings of the MOBOTIX camera can be reset permanently to the factory default settings.
This makes sense if you have, for example, obtained a camera without any information
or you would like to reset all settings after testing the camera. In order to perform this
procedure, you need to have administrative access to the camera (admins group). Open
Admin Menu > Reset to reset the camera to factory defaults.
You can reset spe-
Note
All defined users are deleted and the admin password is reset to the factory default
when you reset the camera using Admin Menu > Reset. Use the method described
in Section 3.2.6, «Starting The Camera With An Automatic IP Address (DHCP)» if you
would like to maintain the existing users.
3.7.6 Activating Event Control And Motion Detection
In its default configuration, the camera’s event control and video motion detection features
are not enabled. In order to activate event-controlled recording, open Setup Menu >
General Event Settings and activate the Arming switch. Another method is to click on the
Arm & Record softbutton in the browser’s user interface. The camera displays the motion
detection window in the live image (dotted frame in the center) and the camera automatically stores images as soon as the motion detection window detects movements.
3.7.7 Deactivating Text And Logo Options
As camera arming is deactivated in the camera’s default configuration (see preceding
section), the MOBOTIX camera only displays the text www.mobotix.com, the time stamp
and the MOBOTIX logo at the top of the image. Once the camera arming has been activated, the text at the bottom of the live image (event, action, messaging and recording
symbols) will also appear.
You can deactivate the status bar at the bottom of the live image and the text bar in the
top left-hand corner by setting Text Display in the Setup Menu > Text & Display Settings
dialog box to Off. Setting Text Display to Date and Time will only display the time stamp
in the live image. To hide the logo in the live image, open Admin Menu > Logo Profiles
and set Logo Display to Deactivated.
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image is visible, the
camera is armed
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3.7.8 Deactivating The Camera Reboot
By factory default, the MOBOTIX camera automatically reboots once a week between
3 a.m. and 4 a.m. The reason for this is that in some rare cases, external influences (for
example, radiation at high altitudes) can sometimes lead to camera malfunctions. The
automatic reboot will refresh the camera’s memory and will ensure proper operation
without requiring any interaction on the part of the user. If desired, you can deactivate the
automatic reboot of the camera in the Admin Menu > Time Tasks dialog box.
3.7.9 Browser
Current Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, Google Chrome, Opera,
etc.) with enabled JavaScript can display the camera’s live images with their standard settings.
3.7.10 Cleaning The Camera And Lens
If the lens becomes dirty during the installation process, clean the lens using a lint-free cotton
cloth. Make sure that the lens is still in focus after cleaning and adjust its focus if required.
Cleaning Domes, Lenses and Filters
M.7
M.8
• Always mount and unmount the dome using the blue lens wrench (M.7) in order to
protect it from being scratched and from getting dirty.
• Use the wide side of the black module wrench (M.8) for mounting/unmounting lens
protection covers/filters. The slim side of the wrench is used to adjust the focal length
(sharpness) of all lenses (except L12).
• You should clean the dome at regular intervals. Always use a soft, lint-free cotton
cloth for this purpose.
• If the dirt is more persistent, add a mild alcohol-free detergent without abrasive
particles.
• Make sure you instruct cleaning personnel on how to clean the camera.
3.7.11 Safety Warnings
Electrical surges: A range of measures are used to protect MOBOTIX cameras against the
effects of small electrical surges. These measures, however, cannot prevent the camera
from being damaged when stronger electrical surges occur. Particular care should be
taken when installing the camera outside to ensure proper protection against lightning,
as this also protects the building and the entire network infrastructure.
Electrical installation: Electrical systems and equipment may only be set up, changed
and maintained by a qualified electrician or under the direction and supervision of a
qualified electrician in accordance with the appropriate electrical guidelines.
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Legal aspects of video and sound recording: You must comply with all data protection
regulations for video and sound monitoring when using MOBOTIX products. Depending
on national laws and the installation location of the M15, the recording of video and sound
data may be subject to special documentation or it may be prohibited.
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All users of MOBOTIX products are therefore required to familiarize themselves with all
valid regulations and comply with these laws. MOBOTIX AG is not liable for any illegal
use of MOBOTIX products.
Network security: MOBOTIX products include all of the necessary configuration options
for operation in Ethernet networks in compliance with data protection laws. The operator
is responsible for the data protection concept across the entire system. The basic settings
required to prevent misuse can be configured in the software and are password-protected.
This prevents unauthorized parties from accessing these settings.
Never remove domes/lens covers: The MOBOTIX cameras S15D and S15M should never
be operated without their preinstalled transparent domes (sensor modules S15D and
housing S15M) or protective lens covers (sensor modules S15D). The camera is no longer
weatherproof when operated without the domes or protective lens covers. The exposed
metal ring around the lens can become extremely hot when the exterior temperature is
high. Touching this ring can cause burns.
Only exchange sensor modules when powered off: Make sure that the camera‘s power
supply has been disconnected before attempting to exchange any sensor modules.
3.7.12 Online Help In The Browser
For more information, see the News and Functional Overview pages in the online help of
icon to open the camera’s online help.
the camera’s browser interface. Click on the
Furthermore, detailed information on the camera and its current configuration is displayed
in the Camera Status dialog box when you click on the
icon.
3.7.13 RoHS Declaration
The products of MOBOTIX AG are in full compliance with Art. 5 of the German Electrical
and Electronic Equipment Act and the E.U. Directive 2002/95/EC on the Restriction of the
Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (RoHS) as far
as they are subject to these regulations. (You can find the MOBOTIX RoHS Declaration
under www.mobotix.com, Support > Spec Sheets).
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3.7.14 Disposal
Electrical and electronic products contain many reusable materials. For this reason, we
would ask that you dispose of MOBOTIX products at the end of their service life in accordance with all legal requirements and regulations (or deposit these products at a municipal collection center). MOBOTIX products may not be disposed of with household waste!
If the product contains a battery, please dispose of the battery separately (the corresponding product manuals contain specific directions if the product contains a battery).
3.7.15 Disclaimer
MOBOTIX AG does not assume any liability for damage that is the result of improper use of its
products or failure to comply with the operating manuals or the applicable rules and regulations. Our General Terms and Conditions apply. You can download the current version at
www.mobotix.com (using the COS link at the bottom of each page).
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Manufacturer
MOBOTIX - The HiRes Video Company
To demonstrate our confidence in the quality of our products,
MOBOTIX cameras have been used to capture all images that
appear in this manual.
Manufacturer
Executive Board
MOBOTIX AG
Dr. Ralf Hinkel
Kaiserstrasse
67722 Langmeil, Germany
Registration Office: Kaiserslautern Local Court
Germany
Registration Number: HRB 3724
Tel: +49 6302 9816-103
Tax Code: 44/676/0700/4
Fax: +49 6302 9816-190
Tax Office: Worms-Kirchheimbolanden, Germany
http://www.mobotix.com
VAT ID:
[email protected]
DE202203501
You can find the latest version of this document at www.mobotix.com in the Support section.
Technical specifications subject to change without notice!
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M15 Camera Manual
The HiRes Video Company
HiRes
6 Megapixels
EN
4096 x 1536
Software zoom
Skyline
Format free
Each image format
freely definable
30 Frames/s
VGA (640 x 480)
30 F/s Mega
Virtual PTZ
Digital pan, tilt,
zoom
Backlight
Safe using CMOS
without mechanical iris
Internal DVR
Internal via Flash,
external via Network
Win/Lin/Mac
Recording
via Network on PC
up to 4 Terabyte
Microphone & speaker
Audio
bi-directional via IP,
variable framerates
SIP-Client with video
IP Telephony
60.184_EN_V2_07/2013
Dual. Modular. Unique.
True to the original: The weatherproof, robust successor to our successful MOBOTIX dual camera
features interchangeable sensor modules as well as the latest MOBOTIX system technology. As a
result, it remains totally unique in terms of performance, functionality and design.
Alarm notify,
cam remote control
VideoMotion
Multiple windows
precision pixel-based
-22 to +140°F
Weatherproof
-30 to +60°C, IP66,
no heating necessary
IEEE 802.3af
PoE
www.mobotix.com
Network power
even in winter
HiRes Video Innovations
The German company MOBOTIX AG is known as the leading pioneer in network camera technology and its
decentralized concept has made high-resolution video systems cost efficient.
MOBOTIX AG • D-67722 Langmeil • Tel: +49-6302-9816-103 • Fax: +49-6302-9816-190 • [email protected]
Robust
No moving parts
fiber glass housing
MxCC/MxEasy
Licence free
Video-ManagementSoftware
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