Operating Instructions

Operating Instructions
Operating Instructions
Thermal Camera
Model numbers:
TC0938450-015CE
TC0938450-019CE
TC0938450-025CE
TC0938450-045CE
TC2538450-015CE
TC2538450-019CE
TC2538450-025CE
TC2538450-045CE
TC0964070-025CE
TC0964070-045CE
TC2564070-025CE
TC2564070-045CE
Before attempting to connect or operate this product, please read these instructions carefully and save this manual
for future use.
Preface
About the user manuals
There are 2 sets of operating instructions for the Thermal Camera as follows.
• Installation Guide: Explains the physical installation of the Thermal Camera
• Operating Instructions: Explains how to perform the settings and how to operate this unit.
Trademarks and registered trademarks
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Microsoft product screen shot(s) reprinted with permission from Microsoft Corporation.
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Android is a trademark of Google Inc.
Firefox is a registered trademark of the Mozilla Foundation.
All other trademarks identified herein are the property of their respective owners.
Abbreviations
The following abbreviations are used in these operating instructions.
Microsoft® Windows® 7 is described as Windows 7.
Microsoft® Windows Vista® is described as Windows Vista.
Microsoft® Windows® XP SP3 is described as Windows XP.
Windows® Internet Explorer® 9.0, Windows® Internet Explorer® 8.0, Windows® Internet Explorer® 7.0 and
Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 6.0 are described as Internet Explorer.
Universal Plug and Play is described as UPnP™.
Important Information for Thermal Cameras
Export Regulation
Panasonic Integrated Products may not be used in the design,
development, production or use in nuclear, chemical, or biological weapons or missiles. They may not
be sold, transferred, or exported to Cuba, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Sudan, or Syria*.
Uncooled thermal imaging cameras operating at less than 9 frames per second (9Hz) do not require
an export license.
Panasonic reserves the right to request an end use statement or end user information for the sale of
any Thermal Camera product.
* Please visit Panasonic web site for updated details – see link below
General Information
For Panasonic support please call
+44 (0) 870 600 1620
+44 (0) 870 907 0909
WARNING – this is an EN55022:2010 Class A Product. In a domestic environment this product may cause
radio interference in which case the user may be required to take adequate measures.
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Viewer Software
Viewer software
It is necessary to install the viewer software “Network Camera View 4S” (ActiveX®) to display images on a PC.
This software can be installed directly from the unit or downloaded from the Panasonic website.
IMPORTANT
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The default setting of “Automatic installation of viewer software” is “On”. Follow the instructions in
section 19 when the message is displayed on the information bar of the browser.
When the “Live” page is displayed for the first time, the install wizard of the ActiveX control required to
display images from the camera will be displayed. Follow the instructions of the wizard.
When the install wizard is displayed again even after completing the installation of the ActiveX, restart
the PC.
The viewer software used on each PC should be licensed individually. The number of installations of
the viewer software from the unit can be checked on the [Upgrade] tab of the “Maintenance” page
(section 15). Refer to your dealer for the software licensing.
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Contents
1
Monitor images on a PC ................................................................................................................ 7
1.1
Monitor images from a single camera ........................................................................................ 7
1.2
About the “Live” page ................................................................................................................. 9
1.3
Monitor images from multiple cameras ..................................................................................... 11
2
Monitor images on a cellular phone/mobile terminal .................................................................... 13
2.1
Monitor images on a cellular phone.......................................................................................... 13
2.2
Monitor images on a mobile terminal........................................................................................ 14
3
Action at an alarm occurrence ..................................................................................................... 17
3.1
Alarm type................................................................................................................................ 17
3.2
Action at an alarm occurrence.................................................................................................. 17
4
Transmit images onto an FTP server ........................................................................................... 18
4.1
Transmit an alarm image at an alarm occurrence (Alarm image transmission) ........................ 18
4.2
Transmit images at a designated interval or period (FTP periodic image transmission) ........... 18
5
About the network security .......................................................................................................... 19
5.1
6
Equipped security functions ..................................................................................................... 19
Display the setup menu from a PC .............................................................................................. 20
6.1
How to display the setup menu ................................................................................................ 20
6.2
How to operate the setup menu ............................................................................................... 21
6.3
About the setup menu window ................................................................................................. 23
7
Configure the basic settings of the unit [Basic] ............................................................................ 25
7.1
Configure the basic settings [Basic] ......................................................................................... 25
7.2
Configure the Internet settings [Internet] .................................................................................. 27
8
Configure the settings relating to images [Image] ........................................................................ 30
8.1
Configure the settings relating to the Picture (Camera) mode/Video input [JPEG/H.264] ........ 30
8.2
Configure the settings relating to JPEG images [JPEG/H.264] ................................................. 30
8.3
Configure the settings relating to H.264 images [JPEG/H.264] ................................................ 31
8.4
Configure the settings relating to image and positions [Image/Position] ................................... 35
8.5
Configure the settings relating to RS485 [RS485] .................................................................... 36
9
Configure the multi-screen settings [Multi-screen] ....................................................................... 37
10 Configure the alarm settings [Alarm] ............................................................................................. 39
10.1
Configure the settings relating to the alarm action [Alarm] ....................................................... 39
10.2
Configure the settings relating to the alarm image [Alarm] ....................................................... 39
10.3
Configure the VMD settings [VMD area] .................................................................................. 41
10.3.1
Set the VMD areas [VMD area] ......................................................................................... 43
10.4
Configuration of the settings relating to the E-mail notification [Notification] ............................. 45
10.5
Configure the settings relating to Panasonic alarm protocol [Notification] ................................ 46
11 Configure the settings relating to the authentication [User mng.] .................................................. 48
11.1
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Configure the settings relating to the user authentication [User auth.] ...................................... 48
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11.2
Configure the settings relating to the host authentication [Host auth.] ...................................... 49
11.3
Configure the settings relating to the priority stream [System] .................................................. 50
12 Configure the settings of the servers [Server] ............................................................................... 52
12.1
Configure the settings relating to the E-mail server [E-mail] ..................................................... 52
12.2
Configure the settings relating to the FTP server [FTP] ............................................................ 53
12.3
Configure the settings relating to the NTP server [NTP] ........................................................... 54
13 Configuring the network settings [Network] ................................................................................... 56
13.1
Configure the network settings [Network] ................................................................................. 56
13.2
Configure the HTTPS settings.................................................................................................. 63
13.2.1
Generation of the CRT key (SSL encryption key) .............................................................. 64
13.2.2
Generation of the self-signed certificate (security certificate) ............................................ 65
13.2.3
Generation of CSR (Certificate Signing Request).............................................................. 67
13.2.4
Installation of the server certificate .................................................................................... 68
13.2.5
Configuration of the connection protocol ........................................................................... 69
13.3
Access the unit using the HTTPS protocol ............................................................................... 70
13.3.1
13.4
Install the security certificate ............................................................................................. 70
Configure the settings relating to DDNS [DDNS] ...................................................................... 79
13.4.1
Configuration of the DDNS service (Example of the “Viewnetcam.com” service) .............. 80
13.4.2
When using the “Viewnetcam.com” service....................................................................... 81
13.4.3
Procedure to register information for the “Viewnetcam.com” service ................................. 81
13.4.4
Checking the information registered for the “Viewnetcam.com” service ............................ 84
13.4.5
When using “Dynamic DNS Update” ................................................................................. 84
13.4.6
When using “Dynamic DNS Update(DHCP)” ..................................................................... 84
13.5
Configure the settings relating to SNMP [SNMP] ..................................................................... 84
13.6
Configure the settings relating to the FTP periodic image transmission [FTP img. trans.] ........ 85
13.7
Configure the schedule settings of the FTP periodic image transmission [FTP img. trans.] ...... 87
13.7.1
How to set the schedules .................................................................................................. 87
13.7.2
How to delete the set schedule ......................................................................................... 88
14 Configure the settings relating to the schedules [Schedule] .......................................................... 90
15 Maintenance of the unit [Maintenance] ......................................................................................... 92
15.1
Check the system log [System log] .......................................................................................... 92
15.2
Upgrade the firmware [Upgrade] .............................................................................................. 92
15.3
Check the status [Status] ......................................................................................................... 94
15.4
Reset the settings/Reboot the unit [Default reset] .................................................................... 95
16 Number of users that can concurrently access the unit ................................................................. 96
17 Using the IP Setting Software ....................................................................................................... 97
18 About the displayed system log .................................................................................................... 99
19 Troubleshooting .......................................................................................................................... 102
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Appendix A – Introduction to Thermal Imaging ................................................................................ 108
A.1 Light Basics ................................................................................................................................ 108
A.2 Uncooled infrared detectors ....................................................................................................... 108
A.3 Atmospheric conditions and their effect of Thermal Imaging. ...................................................... 109
A.3.1 Humidity;.............................................................................................................................. 109
A.3.2 Fog, rain & snow: ................................................................................................................. 109
A.4 Examples of Thermal Images ..................................................................................................... 109
Appendix B – Hyperfocal Distance .................................................................................................. 111
B.1 Hyperfocal Distance Table. ........................................................................................................ 111
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1 Monitor images on a PC
The following are descriptions of how to monitor images from the camera on a PC.
1.1
Monitor images from a single camera
1. Start up the web browser.
2. Enter the IP address designated using the Panasonic “IP Setting Software” in the address box of the
browser.
 Example when entering an IPv4 address: http://URL registered using IPv4 address
http://192.168.0.10/
 Example when entering an IPv6 address: http://[URL registered using IPv6 address]
http://[2001:db8::10]/
<Example of IPv4 access>
<Example of IPv6 access>
IMPORTANT
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When the HTTP port number is changed from “80”, enter “http://IP address of the unit + : (colon)+ port
number” in the address box of the browser. (Example: http://192.168.0.11:8080)
When the PC is in a local network, configure the proxy server setting of the web browser (under [Internet
Options...] under [Tools] of the menu bar) to bypass the proxy server for the local address.
Note
 Refer to section 13.3 for further information about the case in which “HTTPS” is selected for “HTTPS” “Connection” on the [Network] tab of the “Network” page (section 13).
3. Press the [Enter] key on the keyboard.
 The “Live” page will be displayed. Refer to section 1.2 for further information about the “Live” page.
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When “On” is selected for “User auth.”, the authentication window will be displayed before displaying live
images for the user name and password entries. The default user name and password are as follows:
 User name: admin
 Password: 12345
IMPORTANT
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To enhance the security, change the password for the user name “admin”. It is recommended to change this
password periodically.
When displaying multiple H.264 images on a PC, images may not be displayed depending on the
performance of the PC.
Note
• The maximum number of concurrent access user is 14 including users who is receiving H.264 images and
users who are receiving JPEG images. Depending on the set values for “Bandwidth control(bit rate)” and
“Max bit rate (per client)”, the maximum concurrent access number may be 14 or less users. When 14 users
are concurrently accessing, the access limit message will be displayed for users who subsequently attempt
to access. When “Multicast” is selected for “Transmission type” of “H.264”, only the first user who accessed
to monitor H.264 images will be included in the maximum number. The second and subsequent users who
are monitoring H.264 images will not be included in the maximum number.
• When “On” is selected for “H.264 transmission” (section 8.3), H.264 images will be displayed. When “Off” is
selected, a JPEG image will be displayed. It is possible to display a JPEG image even when “On” is
selected for “H.264 transmission”. In this case, the refresh interval of JPEG images will be limited.
• The refresh interval may become longer depending on a network environment, PC performance,
photographic subject, access traffic, etc.
<Refresh interval of JPEG images>
When “On” is selected for “H.264 transmission”
Max. 4.2 fps
When “Off” is selected for “H.264 transmission”
Max. 25 fps
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1.2
About the “Live” page
A [select language] pull-down-menu
The unit’s display language can be selected. The default language can be set in the [Language] in the [Basic]
settings. (section 7)
B [Setup] button*1
Displays the setup menu. The button will turn green and the setup menu will be displayed.
C [Live] button
Displays the “Live” page. The button will turn green and the “Live” page will be displayed.
D [Multi-screen] buttons
Images from multiple cameras can be displayed on a multi-screen by registering units/network cameras on the
setup menu. (section 1.3)
E [Compression] buttons
• [H.264] button: The characters “H.264” on the button will turn green and an H.264 image will be
displayed. When “On” is selected for “H.264 transmission” of “H.264(1)”, “H.264(2)”, the [H.264] button will
be displayed. (section 8.3)
• [JPEG] button: The characters “JPEG” on the button will turn green and a JPEG image will be displayed.
F [Stream] buttons
These buttons will be displayed only when an H.264 image is displayed.
• [1] button: The character “1” will turn green and images in the main area will be displayed in accordance
with the setting of “H.264(1)”. (section 8.3)
• [2] button: The character “2” will turn green and images in the main area will be displayed in accordance
with the setting of “H.264(2)”. (section 8.3)
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G [Image capture size] buttons
These buttons will be displayed only when a JPEG image is displayed.
[VGA]
The characters “VGA” will turn green and images in the main area
will be displayed in VGA size.
[QVGA]
The characters “QVGA” will turn green and images in the main area
will be displayed in QVGA size.
[D1]
This option is not supported by the Thermal Camera
H [Image quality] buttons
These buttons will be displayed only when a JPEG image is displayed.
 [1] button: Images in the main area will be displayed in accordance with the setting for “Quality1” of
“Image quality setting”. (section 8.2)
 [2] button: Images in the main area will be displayed in accordance with the setting for “Quality2” of
“Image quality setting”. (section 8.2)
I [Zoom] buttons*2
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: Click this button to adjust the zoom ratio to the “Wide” side.
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: Click this button to set the zoom ratio to x1.0.
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: Click this button to adjust the zoom ratio to the “Tele” side.
J [Focus] buttons
This feature is not supported on the Thermal Camera
K [Auto mode]
This feature is not supported on the Thermal Camera
L Control pad/buttons*2
 Left-click on the control pad or buttons to adjust the horizontal/vertical position of the camera (panning/
tilting). Panning/tilting speed will be faster if a clicked point gets farther from the center point of the
control pad.
 It is also possible to pan/tilt the camera by dragging the mouse.
 Zoom and focus can be adjusted by right-clicking. When an upper/lower area of the control pad is rightclicked, the displayed image will be zoomed in/out on. When a left/right area is right-clicked, the focus
will be adjusted to the Near/Far side.
 Zoom can also be adjusted using the mouse wheel.
 Note that the Thermal Camera does not support optical zoom or physical pan/tilt – the Pan/Tilt/Zoom
controls are digital only, within an existing image.
M [Brightness] buttons
Left click on the “+” and “–” buttons to cycle through the different display options available:
 Greyscale (White hot)
 Greyscale (Black hot)
 Ironbow
Left-click on the “Normal” button to return to the default value: Greyscale (White hot)
N [Preset]
This feature is not supported on the Thermal Camera
O Unit title
The title entered for “Unit title” on the [Basic] tab will be displayed. (section 7.1)
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P Alarm occurrence indication button*2
This button will be displayed and will blink when an alarm has occurred. When this button is clicked, this button
will disappear. (section 3)
Q Full screen button
Images will be displayed on a full screen. To return to the “Live” page, press the [Esc] key. The aspect ratio of
displayed images will be adjusted in accordance with the monitor.
R Snap shot button
Click this button to take a picture (a still picture). The picture will be displayed on a newly opened window. When
right-clicking on the displayed image, the pop-up menu will be displayed. It is possible to save the image on the
PC by selecting “Save” from the displayed pop-up menu.
When “Print” is selected, printer output is enabled.
Note
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For the case of using Windows 7 or Windows Vista, the following settings may be required.
Open Internet Explorer, click [Tools]  [Internet Options]  [Security]  [Trusted Sites] [Sites].
Register the unit address on [Website] of the displayed trusted widows.
S Main area
Images from the camera will be displayed in this area.
The current time and date will be displayed according to the settings configured for “Time display format”
and “Date/time display format”. (section 7.1)
When clicking a desired point while displaying live images in the main area, the camera will move to locate the
clicked point at the center of the main area.
Note
 When operated by a lower access level user, images displayed on the screen may be changed temporarily.
This does not affect operation of the unit.
 Depending on the PC in use, screen tearing* may occur when the shooting scene drastically changes due
to the GDI restrictions of the OS.
*A phenomenon in which portions of the screen are displayed out of alignment.
*1 Only
*2
operable by users whose access level is “1. Administrator”.
Only operable by users whose access level is “1. Administrator” or “2. Camera control” when “On” is selected for “User auth.” (section 11)
1.3
Monitor images from multiple cameras
Images from multiple cameras can be displayed on a multi-screen. Images from 4 cameras (up to 16 cameras)
can be displayed simultaneously. In order to use multi-screen, IP addresses of network cameras and units used
to connect to cameras must be configured to the unit. 4 cameras can be registered as a group and up to 4
groups (16 cameras) can be registered. (section 9)
IMPORTANT
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When displaying images on a 16-screen, panning, tilting and zooming operations become unavailable for
images from cameras with Pan/Tilt/Zoom functions.
When the power is turned off or the LAN cable is disconnected while displaying images, displaying images
on a multi-screen from the “Live” page will become unavailable.
Note
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When displaying images on a 4-screen, panning, tilting and zooming operations become available only for
images from cameras with Pan/Tilt/Zoom functions. Refer to our website
(http://panasonic.net/pss/security/support/info.html) for further information about the compatible cameras
and their versions.
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Only JPEG images can be displayed on a multi-screen.
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“Network Camera Recorder with Viewer Software Lite” which supports live monitoring and recording
images from multiple cameras is available. For further information, refer to our website
(http://panasonic.net/pss/security/support/info.html).
1. Click the desired [Multi-screen] button.
Images from the registered cameras will be displayed on a selected multi-screen (screen can be split up to 16
areas). The following are instructions when displaying on a 4-split screen.
A To show 1 camera screen, click the [Live] button.
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You can also click “1” below “Multi-screen” to display the live image from the camera.
B Click the [Multi-screen] button to display images from cameras in a multi-screen of 4 to 16 screens.
C Click a camera title. Live images from the camera corresponding to the clicked camera title will be displayed
on the “Live” page of the newly opened window.
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2 Monitor images on a cellular phone/mobile
terminal
2.1
Monitor images on a cellular phone
It is possible to connect to the unit using a cellular phone via the Internet and monitor images (JPEG only) from
the unit on the screen of the cellular phone. It is also possible to refresh images to display the latest image.
IMPORTANT
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When the authentication window is displayed, enter the user name and password. The default user name
and password are as follows.
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User name: admin
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Password: 12345
To enhance the security, change the password for the user “admin”. (section 11)
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If the cellular phone in use is not compatible with UTF-8 encode, it is impossible to display the screen
correctly.
Note
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It is necessary to configure the network settings of the cellular phone in advance to connect to the Internet
and monitor images from the unit. (section 13)
1. Access to “http://IP address/mobile”*1 or “http://Host name registered in the DDNS server/mobile” using a
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cellular phone.
Images from the unit will be displayed.
A Manual Refresh/Auto Refresh
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Press the dial key “5” or the [Manual Refresh] button to refresh the camera images.
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Press the [Auto Refresh] button to refresh the images from the camera in 5-second intervals.
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When the dial key “5” or the [Manual Refresh] button is pressed again, the refresh mode of the camera will
return to manual refresh.
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IMPORTANT
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Transmission will be periodically performed when “Auto Refresh” is selected for the camera image. Confirm
the contract plan of the cellular phone in use before using this function.
Depending on the cellular phone in use, “Auto Refresh” may be unavailable.
B Resolution control
Changes the image capture size by pressing the dial key “0”.
Picture (Camera) mode VGA [4:3]
320x240 (default)/640x480
Picture (Camera) mode VGA [16:9]
Not supported by the Thermal Camera
C Image quality control
It is possible to change the image quality between “Quality1” and “Quality2”. (section 8.2)
Note
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The pan/tilt/zoom/focus functions of cameras connected to the unit cannot be operated from cellular
phones.
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Some cellular phones cannot change the image capture size even when resolution is changed by
resolution control.
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When the HTTP port number is changed from “80”, enter “http://IP address: (colon) + port number/
mobile”*1 in the address box of the browser. When using the DDNS function, access to “http://Host name
registered in the DDNS server: (colon) + port number/mobile”.
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When the authentication window is displayed, enter the user name of an administrator or user and
password. Depending on the cellular phone in use, password entry may be required each time the screen
is switched.
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Depending on the cellular phone in use, larger size images may not be displayed. In this case, selecting
“9 Low” for “Image quality setting” of “JPEG” (section 8.2) may sometimes solve this problem.

Depending on the cellular phone in use or its contract plan, it may be impossible to access.

When “HTTPS” is selected for “HTTPS” - “Connection” on the [Network] tab of the “Network” page, enter
as follows.

“https://IP address: (colon) + port number/mobile” or “https://Host name registered in the DDNS server:
(colon) + port number/mobile”
*1
IP address is the global WAN IP address of the router that can be accessed via the Internet.
2.2
Monitor images on a mobile terminal
It is possible to connect to the unit using a mobile terminal via the Internet and monitor images (MJPEG only)
from the unit on the screen of the mobile terminal. Images are refreshed automatically to display the latest
image.
The compatible mobile terminals are shown as follows. (As of December, 2012)
 iPad, iPhone, iPod touch (iOS 4.2.1 or later)
 Android™ mobile terminals
When an Android terminal is used, an MJPEG format image is displayed by the Firefox® browser, but a JPEG
format image is displayed by the standard browser.
For further information about compatible devices, refer to our website
(http://panasonic.net/pss/security/support/info.html).
IMPORTANT

When the authentication window is displayed, enter the user name and password. The default user name
and password are as follows.

User name: admin

Password: 12345
To enhance the security, change the password for the user “admin”. (section 11)
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Note

It is necessary to configure the network settings of the mobile terminal in advance to connect to the
Internet and monitor images from the unit. (section 13)
1. Access to “http://IP address/cam”*1 or “http://Host name registered in the DDNS server/cam”*2 using a
mobile terminal.
 Images from the unit will be displayed.
A Live images area
Displays images from the camera.
B Resolution control
The resolution can be changed by selecting a resolution setting from the buttons.
Picture (Camera) mode VGA [4:3]
320x240/640x480 (default)
Picture (Camera) mode VGA [16:9]
Not supported by the Thermal Camera
Note
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You can change the image size displayed on the mobile terminal by accessing the following addresses.
 Large display: http://IP address/cam/dl
 Medium display: http://IP address/cam/dm
 Small display: http://IP address/cam/ds
The pan/tilt/zoom/focus functions of cameras connected to the unit cannot be operated from mobile
terminals.
When the resolution is changed by the resolution control, the displayed resolution changes but the
image size remains the same.
When the HTTP port number is changed from “80”, enter “http://IP address: (colon) + port number/ cam” *1
in the address box of the browser. When using the DDNS function, access to “http://Host name registered
in the DDNS server: (colon) + port number/cam”*2.
When “HTTPS” is set in “HTTPS” - “Connection” on the [Network] tab of the “Network” page, enter the
following:
“https://IP address: (colon) + port number/cam” or “https://Host name registered in the DDNS server:
(colon) + port number/cam”.
When the authentication window is displayed, enter the user name of an administrator or user and
password. Depending on the mobile terminal in use, password entry may be required each time the
screen is switched.
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
Depending on the mobile terminal in use, larger size images may not be displayed. In this case,
selecting “9 Low” for “Image quality setting” of “JPEG” (section 8.2) may sometimes solve this
problem.
Depending on the mobile terminal in use or its contract plan, it may be impossible to access.

*1
*2
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IP address is the global WAN IP address of the router that can be accessed via the Internet. However, when accessing the same
LAN as the unit with a wireless compatible mobile terminal, the IP address is the local IP address.
Only when accessing the unit through the Internet.
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3 Action at an alarm occurrence
The alarm action (action at an alarm occurrence) will be performed when the following alarms occur.
3.1
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Alarm type
VMD alarm: When motion is detected in the set VMD area, the alarm action will be performed.
*VMD stands for “Video Motion Detection”.
Command alarm: When a Panasonic alarm protocol is received from the connected device via a network,
the alarm action will be performed.
Video loss alarm: The alarm will be activated when there is a loss of video input signals due to
disconnection of the thermal detector inside the Thermal Camera or camera problems.
3.2
Action at an alarm occurrence
Display the alarm occurrence indication button on the “Live” page
The alarm occurrence indication button will be displayed on the “Live” page at an alarm occurrence. (section
1.2)
IMPORTANT

When “Polling(30s)” is selected for “Alarm status update mode” (section 7.1), the Alarm occurrence
indication button will be refreshed in 30-second intervals. For this reason, it may take a maximum of30
seconds until the alarm occurrence indication button is displayed on the “Live” page at an alarm
occurrence.
Transmit an image onto a server automatically
An alarm image can be transmitted at an alarm occurrence to the server designated in advance. The settings
required to transmit an alarm image to a server can be configured in the “Alarm image” section on the
[Alarm] tab of the “Alarm” page (section 10.2) and the [FTP] tab of the “Server” page (section 12.2).
Notify of alarm occurrences by E-mail
Alarm E-mail (alarm occurrence notification) can be sent at an alarm occurrence to the E-mail addresses
registered in advance. Up to 4 addresses can be registered as recipients of the alarm E-mail. The settings for
alarm E-mail can be configured in the “E-mail notification” section on the [Notification] tab of the [Alarm] page
(section 10.4) and the [E-mail] tab of the “Server” page (section 12).
Notify of alarm occurrences to the designated IP addresses (Panasonic
alarm protocol notification)
This function is available only when a Panasonic device, such as the network disk recorder, is connected to the
system. When “On” is selected for “Panasonic alarm protocol notification”, the connected Panasonic device will be
notified that the unit is in the alarm state. The settings for Panasonic alarm protocol can be configured in the
Panasonic alarm protocol section of the [Notification] tab of the [Alarm] page. (section 10.5)
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4 Transmit images on to an FTP server
4 Transmit images onto an FTP server
Images can be transmitted to an FTP server. By configuring the following settings, transmission of images
captured at an alarm occurrence or captured at a designated interval to an FTP server will become available.
IMPORTANT

When using this function, set the user name and the password to access the FTP server to restrict users
who can log into the FTP server.
4.1 Transmit an alarm image at an alarm
occurrence (Alarm image transmission)
An alarm image can be transmitted at an alarm occurrence to the FTP server. To transmit alarm images to an
FTP server, it is necessary to configure the settings in advance.
The settings for the FTP server can be configured on the [FTP] tab of the “Server” page. (section 12.2)
The alarm image transmission function can be turned on/off in the “Alarm image” section of the [Alarm] tab of
the “Alarm” page. (section 10.2)
Note

Depending on the line speed or the traffic, the number of the transmitted images may not reach the set
number of images to be transmitted.
4.2 Transmit images at a designated interval or
period (FTP periodic image transmission)
Images can be transmitted at a designated interval or period. To transmit images at a designated interval or
period, it is necessary to configure the settings in advance.
The settings for the FTP server can be configured on the [FTP] tab of the “Server” page. (section 12.2)
It is possible to determine whether or not to use the FTP periodic image transmission function and to configure
the settings relating to alarm images and the schedule on the “FTP img. trans.” tab of the “Network” page.
(section 13.6)
Note

Depending on the line speed or the traffic, images may not be transmitted at the designated interval.

When “On” is selected for both the alarm image transmission function and the FTP periodic image
transmission function, the alarm image transmission function will be given priority over the FTP periodic
image transmission function. Therefore, images may not be transmitted at the interval designated on the
“FTP periodic image transmission” setting.
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5 About the network security
5 About the network security
5.1
Equipped security functions
The following security functions are featured in this unit.

Access restrictions by the host authentication and the user authentication

It is possible to restrict users from accessing the unit by setting the host authentication and/or the user
authentication to “On”. (section 11)

Access restrictions by changing the HTTP port

It is possible to prevent illegal access such as port scanning, etc. by changing the HTTP port number.
(section 13.1)

Access encryption by the HTTPS function

It is possible to enhance the network security by encrypting the access to units using the HTTPS
function. (section 13.2)
IMPORTANT



Design and enhance security countermeasures to prevent leakage of information such as image data,
authentication information (user name and password), alarm E-mail information, FTP server information,
DDNS server information, etc. Perform the countermeasure such as access restriction (using the user
authentication) or access encryption (using the HTTPS function).
After the unit is accessed by the administrator, make sure to close all the browsers for added security.
Change the administrator password periodically for added security.
Note

When user authentication (authentication error) has failed to pass 8 times within 30 seconds using the same
IP address (PC), access to the unit will be denied for a while.
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6 Display the setup menu from a PC
6 Display the setup menu from a PC
The settings of the unit can be configured on the setup menu.
IMPORTANT

The setup menu is only operable by users whose access level is “1. Administrator”. Refer to section 11 for
how to configure the access level.
6.1
How to display the setup menu
1. Display the “Live” page. (section 1)
2. Click the [Setup] button on the “Live” page.

The window with the user name and password entry fields will be displayed.
3. Click the [OK] button after entering the user name and the password.



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The default user name and password are as follows.
User name: admin
Password: 12345
→ The setup menu will be displayed. Refer to section 6.3 for further information about this menu.
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6.2
How to operate the setup menu
A Menu buttons
B Setup page
1. Click the desired button in the frame on the left of the window to display the respective setup menu.
When there are tabs at the top of the “Setup” page displayed in the frame on the right of the window, click the
desired tab to display and configure the setting items relating to the name of the tab.
2. Complete each setting item displayed in the frame on the right of the window.
3. After completing each setting item, click the [Set] button to apply them.
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6 Display the setup menu from a PC
IMPORTANT

When there are two or more [Set] and [Execute] buttons on the page, click the respective button to the
edited setting item
<Example>
When completing the setting items in field A, click the [Set] button (B) below field (A).
The edited settings in field (A) will not be applied unless the [Set] button (B) below field (A) is clicked. In the
same manner as above, click the [Set] button (D and F) below field C and E when completing the setting items in
field C and E.
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6.3
About the setup menu window
L
A
B
C
D
E
F
M
G
H
I
J
K
A [Setup] button
Displays the “Setup” page.
B [Live] button
Displays the “Live” page.
C [Basic] button
Displays the “Basic” page. The basic settings such as time and date and the unit title, and the settings required
to connect the unit to the Internet can be configured on the “Basic” page. (section 7.1)
D [Image] button
Displays the “Image” page. The settings relating to image quality, image capture size, etc. of JPEG/H.264
camera images can be configured on the “Image” page. (section 8.1)
E [Multi-screen] button
Displays the “Multi-screen” page. The cameras from which images are to be displayed on a multi-screen can be
registered on the “Multi-screen” page. (section 9)
F [Alarm] button
Displays the “Alarm” page. The settings relating to alarm occurrences such as settings for the alarm action at an
alarm occurrence, the alarm occurrence notification, and the VMD area settings can be configured on the
“Alarm” page. (section 10)
G [User mng.] button
Displays the “User mng.” page. The settings relating to the authentication such as users and PCs restrictions
for accessing the unit can be configured on the “User mng.” page. (section 11)
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6 Display the setup menu from a PC
H [Server] button
Displays the “Server” page. The settings relating to the E-mail server, the FTP server and the NTP server to
which the unit accesses can be configured on the “Server” page. (section 12)
I [Network] button
Displays the “Network” page. The network settings and the settings relating to DDNS (Dynamic DNS), SNMP
(Simple Network Management Protocol) and the FTP (File Transfer Protocol) periodic transmission can be
configured on the “Network” page. (section 13)
J [Schedule] button
Displays the “Schedule” page. On the “Schedule” page, it is possible to designate time zones to allow to
activate the VMD detection function. (section 14)
K [Maintenance] button
Displays the “Maintenance” page. System log check, firmware upgrade, status check and initialization of the
setup menu can be carried out on the “Maintenance” page. (section 15)
L Unit title
The title of the unit whose settings are currently being configured will be displayed.
M Setup page
Pages of each setup menu will be displayed. There are tabs for some setup menus.
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7 Configure the basic settings of the unit [Basic]
7 Configure the basic settings of the unit
[Basic]
The settings relating to configuring the unit title, time and date, and connecting to the Internet can be configured on
the “Basic” page.
The “Basic” page has 2 tabs; the [Basic] tab and the [Internet] tab.
7.1
Configure the basic settings [Basic]
Click the [Basic] tab of the “Basic” page. (section 6)
The settings such as the unit title, time and date, etc. can be configured on this page.
[Unit title]
Enter the title of the unit. Click the [Set] button after entering the title of the unit. The entered title will be displayed in
the unit title field.
 Available number of characters: 0 - 20 characters
 Unavailable characters: " &
 Default: WJ-GXE100
[Date/time]
Enter the current time and date. When “12h” is selected for “Time display format”, “AM” or “PM” can be selected.

Available range: Jan/01/2010 00:00:00 - Dec/31/2035 23:59:59
IMPORTANT

Use an NTP server when the more accurate time & date setting is required for the system operation.
(section 12.3)
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7 Configure the basic settings of the unit [Basic]
[Time display format]
Select the time display format from “24h”, “12h” and “Off”. Enter the current hour reflecting this setting when
entering the current time and date for “Date/time”. To hide time and date, select “Off”.
 Default: 24h
[Date/time display format]
Select a date/time display format. When “2010/04/01 13:10:00” is set for “Date/time” after selecting “24h” for
“Date/time display format”, time & date will be respectively displayed as follows.

DD/MM/YYYY: 01/04/2010 13:10:00

MM/DD/YYYY: 04/01/2010 13:10:00

DD/Mmm/YYYY: 01/Apr/2010 13:10:00

YYYY/MM/DD: 2010/04/01 13:10:00

Mmm/DD/YYYY: Apr/01/2010 13:10:00
Default: DD/MM/YYYY
[Summer time (daylight saving)]
Select “In”, “Out” or “Auto” to determine whether or not to apply daylight saving time. Configure this setting if the
summer time (daylight saving time) is applied in the location where the unit is in use.

In: Applies summer time. An asterisk (*) will be displayed on the left side of the displayed time and date.

Out: Does not apply summer time.

Auto: Applies summer time in accordance with the settings for “Start time & date” and “End time &
date” (month, week, day of the week, time).
Default: Out
[NTP/Time zone]
When “NTP >>” is clicked, the [NTP] tab of the “Server” page will be displayed. (section 12.3)
[Start time & date] [End time & date]
When “Auto” is selected for “Summer time (daylight saving)”, select the time & date for the start time and the
date time (month, week, day of the week, time).
[Camera title on screen]
Select “On” or “Off” to determine whether or not to display the camera title on the screen. When “On” is selected,
the character string entered for “Camera title on screen (0-9, A-Z)” will be displayed at the position selected for
“OSD”.

Default: Off
[Camera title on screen (0-9, A-Z)]
Enter a character string to be displayed on the image.

Available number of characters: 0 - 20 characters

Available characters: 0-9, A-Z and the following marks.
!"#$%&'()*+,-./:;=?

Default: None (blank)
[OSD] - [Position]
Select the position where the time and date and a character string to be displayed on the image of the “Live”
page.

Upper left: The above information will be displayed at the upper left corner of the main area on the
“Live” page.

Lower left: The above information will be displayed at the lower left corner of the main area on the
“Live” page.

Upper right: The above information will be displayed at the upper right corner of the main area on the
“Live” page.

Lower right: The above information will be displayed at the lower right corner of the main area on the
“Live” page.

Default: Upper left
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[Indicator]
This feature is not supported on the Thermal Camera. This setting will have no visible effect.
[Alarm status update mode]
Select an interval of the unit status notification from the following.
When the status of the unit changes, the alarm occurrence indication button will be displayed to notify of the
unit status.

Polling(30s): Updates the status each 30 seconds and provide notification of the unit status.

Real time: Provide notification of the unit status when the status has changed.

Default: Real time
Note


Depending on the network environment, notification may not be provided in real time.
When multiple cameras are using the same “Alarm status reception port”, even if “Real time” is selected
for “Alarm status update mode”, status notification is not provided in real time. In this case, change the
“Alarm status reception port” settings.
[Alarm status reception port]
When selecting “Real time” for “Alarm status update mode”, designate a port number to which the status change
notification is to be sent.

Available port number: 1 - 65535

Default: 31004
The following port numbers are unavailable since they are already in use.
20, 21, 23, 25, 42, 53, 67, 68, 69, 80, 110, 123, 161, 162, 443, 995, 10669, 10670
[Automatic installation of viewer software]
Determine whether or not to install the viewer software from this unit.

On: Installs the viewer software from the unit automatically.

Off: The viewer software cannot be installed from the unit.

Default: On
IMPORTANT


It is impossible to display images between the camera and the PC when the viewer software “Network
Camera View 4S” is not installed on the PC.
The number of the viewer software installations can be checked on the [Upgrade] tab of the “Maintenance”
page.
[Language]
Select the language to initially display when the unit is accessed from the following.
English/Japanese/Italian/French/German/Spanish/Chinese/Russian

Default: English
The language displayed on the “Live” page can also be changed. (section 1.2)
7.2
Configure the Internet settings [Internet]
Click the [Internet] tab of the “Basic” page. (section 6)
The settings relating to UPnP (Auto port forwarding), DDNS (Viewnetcam.com), and network settings for the
Internet can be configured on this page.
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7 Configure the basic settings of the unit [Basic]
[UPnP (Auto port forwarding)]
Select “On” or “Off” to determine whether or not to use the port forwarding function of the router.
To use the auto port forwarding function, the router in use must support UPnP and the UPnP must be enabled.

Default: Off
Note

Due to auto port forwarding, the port number may sometimes be changed. When the number is
changed, it is necessary to change the port numbers registered in the PC and recorders, etc.

The UPnP function is available when the unit is connected to the IPv4 network. IPv6 is not supported.

To check if auto port forwarding is properly configured, click the [Status] tab on the “Maintenance” page, and
check that the “Enable” is displayed for “Status” of “UPnP”. (section 15.3) When “Enable” is not
displayed, refer to “Cannot access the unit via the Internet.” in20 Troubleshooting.

When the “UPnP (Auto port forwarding)” setting is changed, the “Auto port forwarding” setting under“UPnP”
on the [Network] tab of the “Network” page also changes to the same setting.
[DDNS]
Select “Viewnetcam.com” or “Off” to determine whether or not to use “Viewnetcam.com”.
By selecting “Viewnetcam.com” and clicking the [Set] button, the registration window for “Viewnetcam.com”
will be displayed in a newly opened window.
Follow the on-screen instructions to register with “Viewnetcam.com”.
Refer to section 13.4.3 or the “Viewnetcam.com” website (http://www.viewnetcam.com/) for further information.

Default: Off
Note

When the “DDNS” setting is changed, the “DDNS” setting on the [DDNS] tab of the “Network” page
also changes to the same setting.
[Recommended network setting for internet]
The recommended settings for connecting to the Internet are performed here.
By clicking the [Set] button, a dialog displaying how the following settings will change is displayed.
Click the [OK] button after checking the settings to change the settings to the displayed values.

[JPEG/H.264] tab on the “Image” page
– [H.264(1)]/[H.264(2)]
– [Internet mode (over HTTP)]: On
– [Transmission priority]: Best effort
– [Max bit rate (per client)*]: Max. 1024 kbps, Min. 128 kbps
– [H.264(1)]
– [Image capture size]: VGA
– [H.264(2)]
– [Image capture size]: QVGA

[Network] tab on the “Network” page
– [Common]
– [Max RTP packet size]: Limited(1280byte)
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–
[HTTP max segment size(MSS)]: Limited(1280byte)
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8 Configure the settings related to images [Image]
8 Configure the settings relating to images
[Image]
The JPEG and H.264 image settings and settings relating to image quality and RS485 can be configured on this
page.
The “Image” page has 3 tabs; the [JPEG/H.264] tab, the [Image/Position] tab and the [RS485] tab.
8.1 Configure the settings relating to the Picture
(Camera) mode/Video input [JPEG/H.264]
Click the [JPEG/H.264] tab on the “Image” page. (section 6)
[Video input]
This value must be set to NTSC on the Thermal Camera
[Picture (Camera) mode]
This value must be set to VGA (4:3) on the Thermal Camera
8.2 Configure the settings relating to JPEG
images [JPEG/H.264]
Click the [JPEG/H.264] tab on the “Image” page. (section 6)
JPEG
Configure the settings such as “Refresh interval (JPEG)*”, “Image capture size” and “Image quality” on this
section. Refer to section 8.3 for further information about the settings relating to H.264 images.
"Live" page (Initial display)
Configure the settings relating to the JPEG images displayed on the “Live” page.
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[Refresh interval (JPEG)*]
Select an interval to refresh the displayed JPEG image from the following.
0.08fps/ 0.17fps/ 0.28fps/ 0.42fps/ 1fps/ 2.1fps/ 3.1fps/ 4.2fps/ 5fps */ 8.3fps */ 12.5fps */ 25fps *
 Default: 4.2fps
Note

When “On” is selected for “H.264 transmission”, the refresh interval may be longer than the set value when
any value with an asterisk (*) on the right is selected.

Depending on factors such as the network environment, the resolution, the image quality, or the number of
computers concurrently accessing the unit, the transmission interval may be longer than the set value.

If images are not delivered in the specified transmission interval, you can make the images be delivered
closer to the specified interval by lowering the resolution or image quality.
[Image capture size]
Select the image capture size to display the JPEG image on the “Live” page for the first time.
Picture (Camera) mode VGA [4:3]
QVGA/VGA
Picture (Camera) mode VGA [16:9]
Not supported by the Thermal Camera
Picture (Camera) mode D1
Not supported by the Thermal Camera
 Default: VGA
[Image quality]
Select the image quality of JPEG images displayed initially on the “Live” page.
 Default: Quality1
[Image quality setting]
Select two types of image quality of JPEG images for each image capture size.
0 Super fine/ 1 Fine/ 2/ 3/ 4/ 5 Normal/ 6/ 7/ 8/ 9 Low

Default:
– Quality1: 5 Normal
– Quality2: 8
The setting for “Quality1” is activated for FTP periodic image transmission.
8.3 Configure the settings relating to H.264
images [JPEG/H.264]
Click the [JPEG/H.264] tab on the “Image” page. (section 6)
Configure the settings relating to H.264 image such as “Max bit rate (per client)”, “Image capture size”, “Image
quality”, etc. in this section. Refer to section 8.2 for the settings relating to JPEG images.
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8 Configure the settings related to images [Image]
H.264(1)/H.264(2)
[H.264 transmission]
Select “On” or “Off” to determine whether or not to transmit H.264 images.
 On: Transmits H.264 images.
 Off: Does not transmit H.264 images.
 Default: On
Note

When “On” is selected for “H.264 transmission” in “H.264(1)” or “H.264(2)”, displaying of H.264 images or
JPEG images on the “Live” page will become available.
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
When “On” is selected for “H.264 transmission” in “H.264(1)” and “H.264(2)”, H.264 images are
viewable using other devices with each setting.
When “On” is selected for “H.264 transmission” in “H.264(1)” or “H.264(2)”, the transmission interval of
JPEG images may sometimes become longer.

[Internet mode (over HTTP)]
Select “On” when transmitting H.264 images via the Internet. It is possible to transmit H.264 images without
changing the broadband router settings configured for JPEG image transmission.

On: H.264 images will be transmitted using the HTTP port. Refer to section 13.1 for further information
about the HTTP port number settings.

Off: H.264 images will be transmitted using the UDP port.

Default: Off
Note

When “On” is selected, only “Unicast port (AUTO)” will be available for “Transmission type”.

When “On” is selected, it may take time to start displaying H.264 images.

When “On” is selected, H.264 images may not be displayed depending on the number of the concurrent
access user, etc.

When “On” is selected, only IPv4 access is available.
[Image capture size]
Select the image capture size from the following.
Picture (Camera) mode VGA [4:3]
QVGA/VGA

Picture (Camera) mode VGA [16:9]
Not supported by the Thermal Camera
Picture (Camera) mode D1
Not supported by the Thermal Camera
Default: VGA
[Transmission priority]
Select a transmission priority for H.264 images from the following.

Constant bit rate: H.264 images will be transmitted with the bit rate selected for “Max bit rate
(per client) *”.

Frame rate: H.264 images will be transmitted with the frame rate selected for “Frame rate*”.

Best effort: In accordance with the network bandwidth, H.264 images will be transmitted with the bit
rate varying between the maximum and minimum bit rates that are set for “Max bit rate (per client)*”.

Default: Frame rate
Note

When “Frame rate” is selected for “Transmission priority”, number of users who can access the unit may
be limited more (may become less than 10).
[Frame rate*]
Select a frame rate for H.264 images from the following.
1fps/ 3fps/ 5fps */7.5fps */ 10fps */ 15fps */ 20fps */ 30fps *Default: 25fps *
Note

When “Frame rate” is selected for “Transmission priority”, this setting is available.

“Frame rate*” is restricted by “Max bit rate (per client)*”. For this reason, the frame rate may be lower than
the specified value when any value marked with an asterisk (*) is selected.
[Max bit rate (per client)*]
Select an H.264 bit rate per a client from the following. When “Best effort” is selected for “Transmission
priority”, set the maximum and minimum bit rates.
64kbps/ 128kbps*/ 256kbps*/ 384kbps*/ 512kbps*/ 768kbps*/ 1024kbps*/ 1536kbps*/ 2048kbps*/ 3072kbps*/
4096kbps*/ Unlimited*

Default: 1536kbps*
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8 Configure the settings related to images [Image]
“Unlimited*” is available only when “Frame rate” is selected for “Transmission priority”.
Note

When “Unlimited*” is selected, the number of users who can access H.264 images will be limited to “1”.
(Only a single user can access H.264 images.)

The H.264 bit rate is restricted by “Bandwidth control(bit rate)” on the [Network] tab on the “Network” page
(section 13). For this reason, the bit rate may be lower than the value when any value with an asterisk (*)
on the right is selected.

It is impossible to select “Unlimited*” for both “H.264(1)” and “H.264(2)”.
[Image quality]
Select the image quality of H.264 images from the following.
Low(Motion priority)/ Normal/ Fine(Image quality priority)

Default: Normal
Note

When “Constant bit rate” or “Best effort” is selected for “Transmission priority”, this setting is available.
[Refresh interval]
Select an interval (I-frame interval; 0.2 - 5 seconds) to refresh the displayed H.264 images.
If using under a network environment with frequent error occurrences, shorten the refresh interval for H.264 to
diminish image distortions. However, the refresh interval may be longer than the set value.
0.2s/ 0.25s/ 0.33s/ 0.5s/ 1s/ 2s/ 3s/ 4s/ 5s
 Default: 1s
[Transmission type]
Select the transmission type of H.264 images from the following.

Unicast port (AUTO): Up to 14 users can access a single unit concurrently. “Unicast port” will
automatically be selected when transmitting images from the unit. When it is unnecessary to fix the
port number for H.264 image transmission such as when using in a particular LAN environment, it is
recommended to select“Unicast port (AUTO)”.

Unicast port (MANUAL): Up to 14 users can access a single unit concurrently. It is necessary to select
“Unicast port” manually to transmit images from the unit.
It is possible to fix the port number of the router used for H.264 image transmission via the Internet by
setting “Unicast port (MANUAL)” (section 13). Refer to the operating instructions of the router in use.

Multicast: Unlimited number of users can access a single unit concurrently. Complete the entry field
of “Multicast address”, “Multicast port” and “Multicast TTL/HOPLimit” when transmitting H.264 images
with multicast.

Default: Unicast port (AUTO)
[Unicast port]*1
Enter the unicast port number (used to transmit images from the unit).

Available port number: 1024 - 50000 (Only even numbers are available.)

Default:
– H.264(1): 32004
– H.264(2): 32014
[Multicast address]*2
Enter the multicast IP address. Images will be transmitted to the designated IP address.
 Available IPv4 address: 224.0.0.0 - 239.255.255.255
 Available IPv6 address: Multicast address starting with “FF”
 Default:
– H.264(1): 239.192.0.20
– H.264(2): 239.192.0.21
Note
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8 Configure the settings related to images [Image]

Enter a multicast IP address after checking available multicast address.
[Multicast port]*2
Enter the multicast port number (used to transmit images from the unit).
 Available port number: 1024 - 50000 (Only even numbers are available.)
 Default: 37004
Note

The following port numbers are unavailable since they are already in use.10669, 10670
[Multicast TTL/HOPLimit]*2
Enter a value for “Multicast TTL/HOPLimit”.

Available value: 1-254

Default: 16
IMPORTANT



When transmitting an H.264 image via a network, the transmitted image sometimes may not be
displayed depending on the settings of a proxy server or a firewall. In this case, refer to the network
administrator.
When two or more network interface cards are installed on the PC in use, the network interface card(s)
not used for receiving images should be invalidated when displaying images using the multicast port.
[Smoother live video display on the browser (buffering)]
Perform settings to display unit images on the viewer software.

On: Images are temporarily stored on the computer and are displayed smoother.

Off: Images are displayed in real-time and are not stored on the computer.

Default: Off
IMPORTANT

*1
*2
If it appears that there is a delay in the images being displayed, select “Off”.
It is necessary to designate the unicast port number when “Unicast port (MANUAL)” is selected for “Transmission type”.
It is necessary to designate the multicast IP address when “Multicast” is selected for “Transmission type”.
8.4 Configure the settings relating to image and
positions [Image/Position]
Click the [Image/Position] tab on the “Image” page. (section 6)
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8 Configure the settings related to images [Image]
The controls shown inside the red box are not used by the Thermal Camera.
[Zoom] Buttons

: Click this button to adjust the zoom ratio to the “Wide” side.

: Click this button to set the zoom ratio to x1.0.

: Click this button to adjust the zoom ratio to the “Tele” side.
Control pad buttons

Left-click on the control pad or buttons to adjust the horizontal/vertical position of the camera
(panning/tilting).

Panning/tilting speed will be faster if a clicked point gets farther from the center point of the control pad. It
is also possible to pan/tilt the camera by dragging the mouse.

Zoom can be adjusted by right-clicking. When an upper/lower area of the control pad is right-clicked, the
displayed image will be zoomed in/out on.

Zoom can also be adjusted using the mouse wheel.

Note that the Thermal Camera does not support optical zoom or physical pan/tilt – the Pan/Tilt/Zoom
controls are digital only, within an existing image.
8.5 Configure the settings relating to RS485
[RS485]
IMPORTANT - The settings within the RS485 tab of the setup menu are preconfigured in the Thermal
Camera, and must not be modified.
The correct RS485 settings are as follows:

RS485 Transmission: On

Communication: 2-line

Baud Rate: 19200bps

Data bit: 8bit

Parity Check: None

Protocol: Custom

Unit address: 01
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9 Configure the multi-screen setting [Multi-screen]
9 Configure the multi-screen settings [Multiscreen]
Network cameras and units used to display images on a multi-screen can be registered on the
“Multi-screen” page. (section 6)
[IP address]
Enter the IP address or the host name of the unit or network camera to be used for the multi-screen. 4 cameras
can be registered as a group and up to 4 groups (16 cameras) can be registered.
When the HTTP port number for the unit or network camera of which images are to be displayed had been
changed, enter as follows:
Example of entry:

Example when entering an IPv4 address: http://192.168.0.10:8080
 Example when entering an IPv6 address: http://[2001:db8:0:0:0:0:0:1]:8080
To access the units using the HTTPS protocol, enter as follows:

Example of entry: https://192.168.0.10/

Available number of characters: 1 - 128 characters

Default: (Cam. 1) selfcamera, (Cam. 2 - 16) not registered
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9 Configure the multi-screen setting [Multi-screen]
IMPORTANT



This unit is specified when “selfcamera” is displayed for the IP address or host name.
“Network Camera Recorder with Viewer Software Lite” which supports live monitoring and recording
images from multiple cameras is available. For further information, refer to our website
(http://panasonic.net/pss/security/support/info.html).
When accessing the unit using the HTTPS protocol, install the security certificate of the camera to display
images on the monitor. (section 13.3)
Note

When using the host name, it is necessary to configure the DNS settings of the PC to be used for the multiscreen display. Refer to the network administrator for information on the DNS setting of PCs.
[Camera title]
Enter the title of the camera. The entered camera title will be displayed on a multi-screen.
 Available number of characters: 0 - 20 characters
 Unavailable characters: " &
 Default: (Cam. 1) WJ-GXE100, (Cam. 2 - 16) None (blank)
Note

When selecting a 16 split-screen, some characters of the camera title to be displayed may not be displayed
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10 Configure the alarm settings [Alarm]
10 Configure the alarm settings [Alarm]
The settings relating to alarm occurrences such as settings for the alarm action at an alarm occurrence, the
VMD area settings, and the alarm occurrence notification can be configured on this page. The “Alarm” page has
3 tabs; the [Alarm] tab, the [VMD area] tab and the [Notification] tab.
10.1 Configure the settings relating to the alarm
action [Alarm]
Click the [Alarm] tab on the “Alarm” page. (section 6)
The settings relating to the alarm can be configured in this section. Refer to section 10.2 for further information
about the settings relating to the alarm images.
Alarm
[VMD alarm]
When clicking “VMD >>”, the [VMD area] tab of the “Alarm” page will be displayed.
[Command alarm]
Select “On” or “Off” to determine whether or not to receive the command alarm.
The command alarm is the function that provides notification of a Panasonic protocol alarm from the other
cameras. When “On” is selected, alarm actions will be performed between multiple cameras.

Default: Off
[Originating port number]
Select a port number to be used to receive the command alarm.

Available range: 1-65535

Default: 8181
The following port numbers are unavailable since they are already in use.
20, 21, 23, 25, 42, 53, 67, 68, 69, 80, 110, 123, 161, 162, 443, 554, 995, 10669, 10670, 52000, 59000-61000
[Video loss alarm]
Select “On” or “Off” to determine whether or not to activate the alarm when a video loss occurs.
 Default: Off
10.2 Configure the settings relating to the alarm
image [Alarm]
Click the [Alarm] tab on the “Alarm” page. (section 6)
The settings relating to the alarm image to be transmitted to an FTP server can be configured in this section.
The alarm image will be transmitted to an FTP server. To transmit alarm images to an FTP server, it is
necessary to configure the settings in advance. (section 12.2)
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10 Configure the alarm settings [Alarm]
IMPORTANT
•
Depending on the network line speed or the network traffic, images may not be transmitted at the exact
designated interval or period.
Alarm image
[FTP >>]
When “FTP >>” is clicked, the [FTP] tab of the “Server” page will be displayed. (section 12.2)
[Alarm image FTP transmission]
Select “On” or “Off” to determine whether or not to transmit the alarm image to the FTP server.

Default: Off
[Directory name]
Enter the directory name where the alarm images are to be saved.
For example, enter “/ALARM” to designate the directory “ALARM” under the root directory of the FTP server.

Available number of characters: 1 - 256 characters

Unavailable characters: " & ;

Default: None (blank)
[File name]
Enter the file name used for the alarm image to be transmitted to an FTP server. The file name will be as
follows.
File name: [“Entered file name” + “Time and date (year/ month/ day/ hour/ minute/ second)”] + “Serial number”

Available number of characters: 1 - 32 characters

Unavailable characters: " & * / : ; < > ? \ |

Default: None (blank)
[Post alarm]

Transmission interval
Select the transmission interval for the alarm image transmission to the FTP server from the following.
0.1fps/ 0.2fps/ 0.33fps/ 0.5fps/ 1fps
– Default: 1fps

Number of images
Select the number of images to be transmitted from the following.
1pic/ 2pics/ 3pics/ 4pics/ 5pics/ 6pics/ 7pics/ 8pics/ 9pics/ 10pics/ 20pics/ 30pics/ 50pics/ 100pics/ 200pics/
300pics/ 500pics/ 1000pics/ 2000pics/ 3000pics
– Default: 100pics
 Recording duration
Approximate time to be taken to save the set “Number of images” with the set “Transmission interval” will be
displayed.
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[Image capture size]
Select the capture size of images to be transmitted to the FTP server or of an image to be attached to the alarm
E-mail.
Picture (Camera) mode VGA [4:3]
QVGA/VGA
Picture (Camera) mode VGA [16:9]

Not supported by the Thermal Camera
Default: VGA
[Image compression rate upon alarm detection]
Select “On” or “Off” to determine whether or not to change the image quality of “Quality1” (section 8.2) upon
alarm detection.

On: Images will be transmitted with the image quality selected for “Image quality upon alarm detection”.

Off: Does not change the image quality upon alarm detection.

Default: Off
[Image quality upon alarm detection]
Image quality can be changed upon an alarm occurrence. Select the image quality from the following.
0 Super fine/ 1 Fine/ 2/ 3/ 4/ 5 Normal/ 6/ 7/ 8/ 9 Low

Default: 5 Normal
10.3 Configure the VMD settings [VMD area]
Click the [VMD area] tab on the “Alarm” page. (section 6) The VMD areas can be set on this page.
Up to 4 areas can be set. When motion is detected in the set area, it will be regarded as an alarm.
IMPORTANT





The alarm occurrence indication button (section 1.2) will be displayed when motion is detected by the
VMD function.
The alarm occurrence indication button will be displayed when receiving a command alarm or video loss
alarm.
Depending on the network environment, notification may be delayed even when “Real time” is selected for
“Alarm status update mode” on the [Basic] tab of the “Basic” page (section 7.1).
The VMD function is not the dedicated function to prevent thefts, fires, etc. We are not responsible for any
accidents or damages occurring in case.
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10 Configure the alarm settings [Alarm]
[Area]
When selecting a VMD area in the screen, it will be numbered as area 1. (Subsequent areas will be numbered in
the order of selection.)
[All areas] button
When the [All areas] button is clicked, the whole area will become the VMD area, and “1(White)” will be
automatically applied to “Area”.
[Status]
Select “On” or “Off” to determine whether or not to perform video motion detection.

On: Performs video motion detection.

Off: Does not perform video motion detection.

Default: Off
[Detection area]
Adjust the size of the VMD area using the slider. The smaller the selected value is, the higher the sensitivity of
VMD area becomes. The current value (1-10) will be displayed on the right of the slider.

Default: 1
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[Detection sensitivity]
Adjust the sensitivity of motion detection in the VMD area using the slider. The settings can be configured for
each area individually. The larger the value is set, the higher the sensitivity level becomes.
The current value (1 (low) - 15 (high)) will be displayed below the slider.

Default: 8
[Delete] button
Click the [Delete] button corresponding to the area to be deleted. The outline of the selected area will be
deleted.
[Area No. notification]
When “Panasonic alarm protocol notification >>” is clicked, the [Notification] tab of the “Alarm” page will be
displayed. (section 10.5)
VMD information addition
[Information addition]
Select “On” or “Off” to determine whether or not to add VMD information to superimposed image data.
The VMD information can be searched by some of Panasonic network disk recorders. Refer to the operating
instructions of the connected devices for further information about the functions and settings.

Default: Off
Note

When the camera is performing pan, tilt, zoom, or focus operations, adjusting the brightness, or operating
in auto mode, VMD information is added.
10.3.1 Set the VMD areas [VMD area]
Set the areas to activate the VMD function.
IMPORTANT

When the settings are being configured on the setup menu, sometimes the VMD function may not work
correctly.
1. Set the video motion detection area by dragging the mouse on the screen.

The designated area will become the VMD area “1(White)” and the outline will be displayed.
When 2–4 VMD areas are set, each area will be numbered in order. The areas will be identified
by the respective outline colors. The “Status” of the outline to be set for the area will become
“On”.
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10 Configure the alarm settings [Alarm]
2. Adjust “Detection area” and “Detection sensitivity” using the slider. “Detection area” can be adjusted by
moving the slider between the left end position and the center position. “Detection sensitivity” can be
adjusted by moving the slider between the left end position and the right end position.
Refer to section 10.3 for further information about the “Detection sensitivity” and “Detection area”.
The currently displayed area and its detection sensitivity will be displayed in the “Detection area” section. When
the status bar exceeds the setting position of slider, the alarm action will be performed. Change areas and the
settings of “Detection area” and “Detection sensitivity” as necessary.
Note

When “Detection area” cannot be adjusted properly by moving the slider, adjust “Detection
sensitivity” while checking the motion detection status.
3. Click the [Set] button after completing the settings.
IMPORTANT

The setting will not be applied unless the [Set] button is clicked.
4. To invalidate the VMD area, click the [Set] button after selecting “Off” for “Status” of the VMD area to be
invalidated.

The outline of the invalidated VMD area will turn to a dotted line. When the VMD area is invalidated,
no alarm will occur even when a motion can be recognized in the area.
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5. To delete the VMD area, click the [Delete] button corresponding to the area to be deleted.

The outline of the respective VMD area will disappear.
6. Click the [Set] button.

The edited settings will be applied.
10.4 Configuration of the settings relating to the Email notification [Notification]
Click the [Notification] tab on the “Alarm” page. (section 6)
The settings relating to the alarm E-mail can be configured. It is necessary to configure the settings of the
E-mail server to perform the E-mail notification. (section 12)
E-mail notification
[E-mail server >>]
When “E-mail server >>” is clicked, the [E-mail] tab of the “Server” page will be displayed. (section 12)
[E-mail notification]
Select “On” or “Off” to determine whether or not to provide notification by E-mail according to the settings for the
“Alarm” and “Diag.” checkboxes of “Destination of notification” below.

Default: Off
Destination of notification
[Address 1] - [Address 4]
Enter the destination E-mail address. Up to 4 destination E-mail addresses can be registered.

[Alarm] checkbox: When the checkbox is selected, the E-mail notification will be sent when an alarm
occurs or when a video loss is recovered.

[Destination E-mail address]: Enter the destination E-mail address.
– Available number of characters: 3 - 128 characters
– Available characters: Alphanumeric characters, the at sign (@), the period (.), the underscore (_),
and the hyphen (-).
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– Default: None (blank)
To delete the registered address, click the [Delete] button respective to the desired address.
[E-mail subject]
Enter the E-mail subject.

Available number of characters: 0 - 50 characters

Default: None (blank)
[E-mail body]
Enter the E-mail body.

Available number of characters: 0 - 200 characters

Default: None (blank)
10.5 Configure the settings relating to Panasonic
alarm protocol [Notification]
Click the [Notification] tab on the “Alarm” page. (section 6)
The settings relating to Panasonic alarm protocol can be configured in this section.
Panasonic alarm protocol notification
[Panasonic alarm protocol]
Select “On” or “Off” to determine whether or not to provide notification by Panasonic alarm protocol according to
the settings for the “Alarm” and “Diag.” checkboxes of “Destination of notification” below.

When an alarm is detected (“Alarm”)

When a video loss is recovered (“Alarm”)
– Default: Off
Note

When “On” is selected, notification of the alarm occurrence will be provided to the registered destination
server addresses in order (to IP address 1 first, to IP address 8 last).
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[Additional alarm area data(VMD)]
Determine whether or not to send notifications for the alarm area number of VMD alarm with the Panasonic
alarm protocol by selecting On/Off.

Default: Off
[Destination port]
Select a destination port for the Panasonic alarm protocol from the following.

Available range: 1 - 65535

Default: 1818
The following port numbers are unavailable since they are already in use.
20, 21, 23, 25, 42, 53, 67, 68, 69, 80, 110, 123, 161, 162, 443, 995, 10669, 10670
[Retry times]
Select a retry time for the Panasonic alarm protocol.

Available range: 0-30

Default: 2
Destination of notification
[Address 1] - [Address 8]
Enter the destination IP address or host name of the Panasonic alarm protocol from the following. Host name is
unavailable for the IP address. Up to 8 destination server addresses can be registered.

[Alarm] checkbox: When the checkbox is selected, the Panasonic alarm notification will be sent when
an alarm occurs or when a video loss is recovered.

[Destination server address]: Enter the destination server address or host name.
– Available characters: Alphanumeric characters, the colon (:), the period (.), the underscore (_), and
the hyphen (-).
– Default: None (blank)
To delete the registered destination server address, click the [Delete] button respective to the desired
destination server address.
IMPORTANT


When entering the host name of the “Destination server address”, the DNS settings on the [Network] tab of
the “Network” page must be configured. (section 13)
Confirm that the destination IP addresses are registered correctly. When a registered destination does not
exist, notification may be delayed.
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11 Configure the settings relating to the authentication [User mng.]
11 Configure the settings relating to the
authentication [User mng.]
The settings relating to the authentication such as users and PCs restrictions for accessing the unit with a PC or
cellular phone/mobile terminal can be configured on the “User mng.” page.
The “User mng.” page has 3 tabs; the [User auth.] tab, the [Host auth.] tab and the [System] tab.
11.1 Configure the settings relating to the user
authentication [User auth.]
Click the [User auth.] tab on the “User mng.” page. (section 6)
The settings relating to the authentication of users who can access this unit from the PC or a cellular phone/
mobile terminal can be configured on this page. Up to 18 users can be registered.
Note

When user authentication has failed to pass (authentication error) 8 times within 30 seconds using the same
IP address (PC), access to the unit will be denied for a while.
[User auth.]
Select “On” or “Off” to determine whether or not to authenticate the users.

Default: Off
[Authentication]
Set the user authentication method.
Digest or Basic: Uses Digest or Basic authentication.
Digest: Uses Digest authentication.
Basic: Uses Basic authentication.

Default: Digest or Basic
Note

When the [Authentication] setting has been changed, close the web browser, and then access the unit
again.

For other devices such as network disk recorders, unless otherwise stated, Digest authentication is not
supported. (As of December, 2012)
[User name]
Enter a user name.

Available number of characters: 1 - 32 characters

Unavailable characters: " & : ; \
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[Password] [Retype password]
Enter a password.

Available number of characters: 4 - 32 characters

Unavailable characters: " &
Note

When the user name already in use is entered and the [Set] button is clicked, the respective user
information will be overwritten.
[Access level]
Select the access level of the user from the following.
1. Administrator: Allowed all available operations of the unit.
2. Camera control: Allowed to display images from the camera and to control the unit. The unit setting
configuration is unavailable.
3. Live only: Only displaying live images is available. The unit setting configuration and unit control are
unavailable.

Default: 3. Live only
[User check]
From the pull-down menu of “User check”, the registered user can be selected and the selected user’s
information can be checked.
The registered user will be displayed with the access level. (Example: admin [1])
To delete the registered user, click the [Delete] button after selecting the user to be deleted.
11.2 Configure the settings relating to the host
authentication [Host auth.]
Click the [Host auth.] tab on the “User mng.” page. (section 6)
The restriction settings of PCs (IP address) from accessing the unit can be configured on this page.
[Host auth.]
Select “On” or “Off” to determine whether or not to authenticate the host.

Default: Off
[IP address]
Enter the IP address of the PC to be allowed to access the camera. Host name cannot be entered for the IP
address.
Note

When “IP address/subnet mask” is entered, it is possible to restrict PCs in each subnet. For example, when
“192.168.0.1/24” is entered and “2. Camera control” is selected for the access level, the PCs whose IP
address is between “192.168.0.1” - “192.168.0.254” can access the camera with the access level “2.
Camera control”.
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11 Configure the settings relating to the authentication [User mng.]

When the IP address already in use is entered and the [Set] button is clicked, the respective host
information will be overwritten.
[Access level]
Select the access level of the host from the following.
1. Administrator/ 2. Camera control/ 3. Live only
Refer to section 11 for further information about the access level.

Default: 3. Live only
[Host check]
From the pull-down menu of “Host check”, the registered host can be selected and the selected host’s IP
address can be checked.
The registered IP address will be displayed with the access level. (Example: 192.168.0.21 [1])
To delete the registered host, click the [Delete] button after selecting the IP address to be deleted.
11.3 Configure the settings relating to the priority
stream [System]
Click the [System] tab on the “User mng.” page. (section 6)
The description below is the configuration of the priority stream that can transmit images without deteriorating
the image quality and refresh interval even when multiple users access concurrently.
Priority stream
[Activation]
Select “On” or “Off” to determine whether or not to use the priority stream.

Default: Off
Note

When “On” is selected for “Activation” of “Priority stream”, number of users who can access the camera may
be limited.
[Destination IP address(1)]
Enter the first destination IP address.

Default: None (blank)
[Destination IP address(2)]
Enter the second destination IP address.

Default: None (blank)
[Stream type]
Select either “JPEG”, “H.264(1)” or “H.264(2)”.

JPEG: JPEG images will be transmitted.
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


Note

H.264(1): H.264(1) images will be transmitted.
H.264(2): H.264(2) images will be transmitted.
Default: JPEG
When “Best effort” is selected for “Transmission priority” of “H.264”, bit rate will vary between the
maximum and minimum rates while images are being transmitted.
[Refresh interval*]
Select the refresh interval from the following.
This setting is validated only when “JPEG” is selected for “Stream type”.
0.1fps/ 0.2fps/ 0.33fps/ 0.5fps/ 1fps/ 2fps/ 3fps/ 5fps/ 6fps */ 10fps */ 15fps */ 30fps *

Default: 1fps
Note

When “On” is selected for “H.264 transmission”, the transmission interval may be longer than the set
value when any value with an asterisk (*) on the right is selected.
[Image capture size]
Select the image capture size from the following.
This setting is validated only when “JPEG” is selected for “Stream type”.
Picture (Camera) mode VGA [4:3]
QVGA/VGA

Picture (Camera) mode VGA [16:9]
Not supported by the Thermal Camera
Picture (Camera) mode D1
Not supported by the Thermal Camera
Default: VGA
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12 Configure the settings of the servers [Server]
12 Configure the settings of the servers
[Server]
The settings relating to the E-mail server, the FTP server and the NTP server can be configured on this page.
The “Server” page has 3 tabs; the [E-mail] tab, the [FTP] tab and the [NTP] tab.
12.1 Configure the settings relating to the E-mail
server [E-mail]
Click the [E-mail] tab on the “Server” page. (section 6)
The settings relating to the E-mail server used to send the alarm E-mail can be configured on this page.
IMPORTANT

When a terminal that receives E-mails is not compatible with UTF-8 encode, it is impossible to receive alarm
E-mails correctly.
[SMTP server address]
Enter the IP address or the host name of the SMTP server used to send E-mails.

Available number of characters: 1 - 128 characters

Available characters: Alphanumeric characters, the colon (:), the period (.), the underscore (_), and
the hyphen (-).

Default: None (blank)
[SMTP port]
Enter the port number to which E-mails are sent.

Available port number: 1-65535

Default: 25
The following port numbers are unavailable since they are already in use:
20, 21, 23, 42, 53, 67, 68, 69, 80, 110, 123, 161, 162, 443, 995, 10669, 10670
[POP server address]
When “POP before SMTP” is selected for “Type”, enter the IP address or the host name of the POP server.

Available number of characters: 1 - 128 characters

Available characters: Alphanumeric characters, the colon (:), the period (.), the underscore (_), and
the hyphen (-).

Default: None (blank)
IMPORTANT

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When entering the host name for “SMTP server address” or “POP server address”, it is necessary to
configure the DNS settings on the [Network] tab of the “Network” page. (section 13)
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[Authentication]

Type
Select the authentication method to send E-mails from the following.
– None: It is not necessary to clear any authentication to send E-mails.
– POP before SMTP: It is necessary to first clear the POP server authentication to use the SMTP server
to send E-mails.
– SMTP: It is necessary to clear the SMTP server authentication to send E-mails.
– Default: None
Note When you don’t know the authentication method to send E-mails, refer to the network administrator.

User name
Enter the user name to access the server.
– Available number of characters: 0 - 32 characters
– Unavailable characters: " & : ; \
– Default: None (blank)

Password
Enter the password to access the server.
– Available number of characters: 0 - 32 characters
– Unavailable characters: " &
– Default: None (blank)
[Sender’s E-mail address]
Enter the E-mail address of a sender.
The entered E-mail address will be displayed in the “From” (sender) line of the sent E-mails.

Available number of characters: 3 - 128 characters

Available characters: Alphanumeric characters, the at sign (@), the period (.), the underscore (_),
and the hyphen (-).

Default: None (blank)
12.2 Configure the settings relating to the FTP
server [FTP]
Click the [FTP] tab on the “Server” page. (section 6)
The settings relating to the FTP server used to transmit the alarm images can be configured on this page.
[FTP server address]
Enter the IP address or the host name of the FTP server.

Available number of characters: 1 - 128 characters

Available characters: Alphanumeric characters, the colon (:), the period (.), the underscore (_), and
the hyphen (-).

Default: None (blank)
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IMPORTANT
•
When entering the host name for “FTP server address”, it is necessary to configure the DNS settings on
the [Network] tab of the “Network” page. (section 13)
[User name]
Enter the user name (login name) to access the FTP server.

Available number of characters: 1 - 32 characters

Unavailable characters: " & : ; \

Default: None (blank)
[Password]
Enter the password to access the FTP server.

Available number of characters: 0 - 32 characters

Unavailable characters: " &

Default: None (blank)
[Control port]
Enter a control port number to be used for the FTP server.

Available port number: 1-65535

Default: 21
The following port numbers are unavailable since they are already in use.
20, 23, 25, 42, 53, 67, 68, 69, 80, 110, 123, 161, 162, 443, 995, 10669, 10670
[FTP mode]
Select “Passive” or “Active” for the FTP mode.
Normally, select “Passive”. When it is impossible to connect after select “Passive”, try to connect after selecting
“Active”.

Default: Passive
12.3 Configure the settings relating to the NTP
server [NTP]
Click the [NTP] tab on the “Server” page. (section 6)
The settings relating to the NTP server such as the NTP server address, port number, etc. can be configured on
this page.
IMPORTANT

Use an NTP server when the more accurate time & date setting is required for the system operation.
[Time adjustment]
Select the time adjustment method from the following. Time adjusted by the selected method will be used as the
standard time of the unit.

Manual: Time set on the [Basic] tab on the “Basic” page will be used as the standard time of the unit.
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

Synchronization with NTP server: Time automatically adjusted by synchronizing with the NTP server
will be used as the standard time of the unit.
Default: Manual
[NTP server address setting]
When “Synchronization with NTP server” is selected for “Time adjustment”, select the method of how to obtain
the NTP server address from the following.

Auto: Obtains the NTP server address from the DHCP server.

Manual: The NTP server address will be entered manually on “NTP server address”.

Default: Manual
IMPORTANT

When obtaining the NTP server address from the DHCP server, it is necessary to select “DHCP”,
“Auto(AutoIP)”, or “Auto(Advanced)” for “Network Settings” on the [Network] tab of the “Network” page.
(section 13)
[NTP server address]
When “Manual” is selected for “NTP server address setting”, enter the IP address or the host name of the NTP
server.

Available number of characters: 1 - 128 characters

Available characters: Alphanumeric characters, the colon (:), the period (.), the underscore (_), and
the hyphen (-).

Default: None (blank)
IMPORTANT

When entering the host name for “NTP server address”, it is necessary to configure the DNS settings on
the [Network] tab of the “Network” page. (section 13)
[NTP port]
Enter a port number of the NTP server.

Available port number: 1 - 65535

Default: 123
The following port numbers are unavailable since they are already in use.
20, 21, 23, 25, 42, 53, 67, 68, 69, 80, 110, 161, 162, 443, 995, 10669, 10670
[Time adjustment interval]
Select an interval (1 - 24 hours: in 1 hour intervals) of synchronization with the NTP server.

Default: 1h
[Time zone]
Select a time zone corresponding to the location where the unit is in use.

Default: (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time: Dublin, Edinburgh, Lisbon, London
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13 Configuring the network settings [Network]
The network settings and the settings relating to DDNS (Dynamic DNS), SNMP (Simple Network management
Protocol), and FTP image transfer can be configured on the “Network” page.
The “Network” page has 4 tabs; the [Network] tab, the [DDNS] tab, the [SNMP] tab and the [FTP img. trans.]
tab.
13.1 Configure the network settings [Network]
Click the [Network] tab on the “Network” page. (section 6)
The following information is required to configure the network settings. Contact the network administrator or
your Internet service provider.

IP address

Subnet mask

Default gateway (when using the gateway server/router)

HTTP port

Primary DNS address, Secondary DNS address (when using DNS)
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IPv4 network
[Network Settings]
Select the method of how to configure the IP address from the following.

Static: The IP address is configured by entering manually on “IP address(IPv4)”.

DHCP: The IP address is configured using the DHCP function.

Auto(AutoIP): The IP address is configured using the DHCP function. When the DHCP server is not
found, the IP address is automatically configured.

Auto(Advanced): Using the DHCP function, network address information is referred to, and an unused
IP address is configured to the unit as a static IP address. The configured IP address is automatically
determined within the subnet mask range by the unit. When the DHCP server is not found, the IP
address is set to 192.168.0.10.

Default: Auto(Advanced)
Note

When “Auto(AutoIP)” is selected and the IP address cannot be obtained from the DHCP server, an IP
address not used in the same network will be searched within 169.254.1.0 - 169.254.254.255.
[IP address(IPv4)]
When not using the DHCP function, enter the IP address of the unit. Do not enter an IP address already in use
(for the PCs and the other network cameras).

Default: 192.168.0.10
Note

Multiple IP addresses are unavailable even when using the DHCP function. Refer to the network
administrator for further information about the settings of the DHCP server.
[Subnet mask]
When not using the DHCP function, enter the subnet mask of the unit.

Default: 255.255.255.0
[Default gateway]
When not using the DHCP function, enter the default gateway of the unit.

Default: 192.168.0.1
Note

Multiple IP addresses for the default gateway are unavailable even when using the DHCP function.
Refer to the network administrator for further information about the settings of the DHCP server.
[DNS]
Determine how to set the address of the DNS server by selecting “Auto” (obtain the address automatically) or
“Manual” (enter the address of the DNS server). When “Manual” is selected, it is necessary to configure the
settings for the DNS.
When using the DHCP function, it is possible to obtain the DNS address automatically by selecting “Auto”.
Refer to the network administrator for further information about the settings.

Default: Auto
[Primary server address], [Secondary server address]
When “Manual” is selected for “DNS”, enter the IP address of the DNS server. Refer to the network
administrator about the IP address of the DNS server.

Default: None (blank)
IPv6 network
[Manual]
Select “On” or “Off” to determine whether or not to manually configure the IP address for IPv6 network (IPv6
address).
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


On: Enter an IPv6 address manually.
Off: Manual entry of an IPv6 address will become unavailable.
Default: Off
[IP address(IPv6)]
When “On” is selected for “Manual”, manual entry of the IPv6 address is required. Do not enter an address
already in use.
Note

When connecting to the manually configured IPv6 address beyond the router, use an IPv6 compatible
router and turn on the automatic IPv6 address assignment function. In this case, it is necessary to
configure IPv6 address including prefix information provided from the IPv6 compatible router. Refer to
the manuals provided with the router for further information.
[Default gateway]
When “On” is selected for “Manual” of IPv6 network, enter the default gateway of IPv6 network of the unit.

Default: None (blank)
[DHCPv6]
Select “On” or “Off” to determine whether or not to use the IPv6 DHCP function.
Configure the DHCP server not to assign the same IP addresses used for the other network cameras and PCs
whose IP address is unique. Refer to the network administrator for further information about the settings of the
server.

Default: Off
[Primary DNS server address], [Secondary DNS server address]
Enter the IPv6 address of the DNS server. Refer to the network administrator about the IPv6 address of the
DNS server.

Default: None (blank)
Common
[HTTP port]
Assign the port numbers independently.

Available port number: 1 - 65535

Default: 80
The following port numbers are unavailable since they are already in use.
20, 21, 23, 25, 42, 53, 67, 68, 69, 110, 123, 161, 162, 443, 554, 995, 10669, 10670, 52000, 59000 - 61000
[Line speed]
Select the line speed for data transmission from the following. It is recommended to use with the default
“Auto”.

Auto: Line speed will be applied automatically.

100M-Full: 100 Mbps full-duplex

100M-Half: 100 Mbps half-duplex

10M-Full: 10 Mbps full-duplex

10M-Half: 10 Mbps half-duplex

Default: Auto
[Max RTP packet size]
Select “Unlimited(1500byte)” or “Limited(1280byte)” to determine whether or not to restrict the RTP packet size
when viewing images from the camera using the RTP protocol. It is recommended to use with the default
“Unlimited(1500byte)”.
When the RTP packet size is restricted in the network line in use, select “Limited(1280byte)”. Refer to the
network administrator for further information about the maximum packet size in the network line.

Default: Unlimited(1500byte)
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[HTTP max segment size(MSS)]
Select “Unlimited(1460byte)”, “Limited(1280byte)”, or “Limited(1024byte)” to determine whether or not to restrict
the maximum segment size (MSS) when viewing images from the camera using the HTTP protocol. We
recommended that you use this feature with the default setting.
When the MSS is restricted in the network line in use, select “Limited(1024byte)” or “Limited(1280byte)”. Refer to
the network administrator for further information about the MSS in the network line.

Default: Unlimited(1460byte)
UPnP
This unit support UPnP (Universal Plug and Play). By using the UPnP function, it becomes possible to configure
the following automatically.

Configuration of the port forwarding function of the router (However, a router supporting UPnP is
required.) This configuration is useful when accessing the unit via the Internet, or from a cellular
phone/mobile terminal.

Automatic refreshment of the shortcut to the unit that is created on the [My Network Places] folder
([Network] folder when using Windows Vista or Windows 7) of the PC even when the IP address of the
unit changes.
[Auto port forwarding]
Select “On” or “Off” to determine whether or not to use the port forwarding function of the router.
To use the port forwarding function, the router in use must support UPnP and the UPnP must be enabled.

Default: Off
Note



Due to port forwarding, the port number may sometimes be changed. When the number is changed, it is
necessary to change the port numbers registered in the PC and recorders, etc.
The UPnP function is available when the unit is connected to the IPv4 network. IPv6 is not supported.
To check if auto port forwarding is properly configured, click the [Status] tab on the “Maintenance” page,
and check that the “Enable” is displayed for “Status” of “UPnP”. (section 15.3)
When “Enable” is not displayed, refer to “Cannot access the unit via the Internet.” in the
“19 Troubleshooting” section.
[Short cut to unit]
Select whether or not to create the shortcut to the unit on the [My Network Places] folder ([Network] folder when
using Windows Vista or Windows 7) of the PC. When creating the shortcut, select “On”.
To use the shortcut function to the unit, enable the UPnP function on the PC in advance.

Default: Off
Note

To display the shortcut to the unit on the [My Network Places] folder ([Network] folder when using Windows
Vista or Windows 7) of the PC, it is necessary to add the Windows component. Refer to the following to
enable the UPnP function.
For Windows XP
[Start]  [Settings]  [Control Panel]  [Add or Remove Programs]  [Add/Remove Windows
Components]  select [Networking Services]  [Details]  check [Internet Gateway Device Discovery and
Control Client] and [UPnP User Interface]  [OK]  [Next]  Complete
For Windows Vista
[Start]  [Control Panel]  [Network and Internet]  [Network and Sharing Center]  expand the
section of [Network discovery] of [Sharing and Discovery]  select [Turn on network discovery]  click
[Apply]  Complete
For Windows 7
[Start]  [Control Panel]  [Network and Internet]  [Network and Sharing Center]  select [Turn on
network discovery] of [Network discovery] of [Change advanced sharing settings]  click [Save changes]
 Complete
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HTTPS
It is possible to enhance the network security by encrypting the access to units using the HTTPS function. Refer
to section 13.2 for how to configure the HTTPS settings.
[CRT key generate]
CRT key (SSL encryption key) used for the HTTPS protocol is generated. To generate the CRT key, click the
[Execute] button to display “CRT key generate” dialog box.
[Self-signed Certificate - Generate]
The unit itself generates the security certificate used for the HTTPS protocol. (Self-signed certificate)
To generate the self-signed certificate, click the [Execute] button to display the “Self-signed Certificate Generate” dialog box.
[Self-signed Certificate - Information]
Displays the information of the self-signed certificate.
When the [Confirm] button is clicked, the registered information of the self-signed certificate will be displayed in
the “Self-signed Certificate - Confirm” dialog box.
When the [Delete] button is clicked, the generated self-signed certificate will be deleted.
[CA Certificate - Generate Certificate Signing Request]
When using the security certificate issued by CA (Certificate Authority) as the security certificate used for the
HTTPS protocol, the CSR (Certificate Signing Request) will be generated.
To generate the CSR, click the [Execute] button to display the “CA Certificate - Generate Certificate Signing
Request” dialog window.
[CA Certificate - CA Certificate install]
Installs the server certificate (security certificate) issued by CA (Certificate Authority) and displays the
information of the installed server certificate.
To install the server certificate, click the [Browse...] button to display the [Open] dialog box, and select the file of
the server certificate issued by CA, and click the [Execute] button.
If the server certificate is already installed, the file name of the installed server certificate will be displayed.
[CA Certificate - Information]
Displays the information of the server certificate.
When the [Confirm] button is clicked, the registered information of the installed server certificate will be
displayed in the “CA Certificate - Confirm” dialog box. If the server certificate is not installed, the content of the
generated CSR file will be displayed.
When the [Delete] button is clicked, the installed server certificate will be deleted.
IMPORTANT

Before deleting the valid server certificate (security certificate), confirm that there is a backup file on the PC
or another media. The backup file will be required when installing the server certificate again.
[Connection]
Select the protocol used to connect the unit.

HTTP: Only the HTTP connection is available.

HTTPS: Only the HTTPS connection is available.

Default: HTTP
[HTTPS port]
Designate the HTTPS port number to be used.

Available port number: 1 - 65535

Default: 443
The following port numbers are unavailable since they are already in use.
20, 21, 23, 25, 42, 53, 67, 68, 69, 80, 110, 123, 161, 162, 554, 995, 10669, 10670, 52000, 59000-61000
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Note

The unit will restart after the connection setting is changed.

When using the self-signed certificate:
If the unit is accessed using the HTTPS protocol for the first time, the warning window will be displayed. In
this case, follow the instructions of the wizard to install the self-signed (security) certificate.
(section 13.3)

When using the server certificate:
In advance, install the root certificate and intermediate certificate on the browser in use. Follow the
instructions of CA for how to obtain and install these certificates.

When the unit is accessed using the HTTPS protocol, the refresh interval and frame rate of images may be
lower.

When the unit is accessed using the HTTPS protocol, it may take time to display images.

When the unit is accessed using the HTTPS protocol, the images may be distorted.

The maximum number of concurrent access user varies depending on the maximum image size and
transmission format.
[FTP access to unit]
Select “Allow” or “Forbid” to determine whether to allow or forbid the FTP access to unit.

Default: Forbid
[Bandwidth control(bit rate)]
Select the total bit rate for data transmission from the following.
Unlimited/ 64kbps/ 128kbps/ 256kbps/ 384kbps/ 512kbps/ 768kbps/ 1024kbps/ 2048kbps/ 4096kbps/
8192kbps

Default: Unlimited
Note

Select “128kbps” or a faster rate to carry out the live transmission of JPEG images and the FTP periodic
image transmission simultaneously.

When “Bandwidth control(bit rate)” is set low, taking a picture using the snap shot button may not function
depending on the use environment. In this case, select “QVGA” for “Image capture size” of “JPEG” on the
[JPEG/H.264] tab or set “Image quality setting” of “JPEG” lower.
[Easy IP Setup accommodate period]
Select “20min” or “Unlimited” to determine how long the network setting operation using the Panasonic “IP
Setting Software” can be allowed.

20min: The network setting operation using the Panasonic “IP Setting Software” are allowed for 20
minutes since the unit starts up.

Unlimited: The network setting operation using the Panasonic “IP Setting Software” are allowed without
time limitation.

Default: 20min
Note

The camera information display using the Panasonic “IP Setting Software” is allowed without time
limitation, and unit images can be opened.

Refer to the network administrator for the addresses of each server.

The port forwarding function changes a global IP address to a private IP address, and “Static IP
masquerade” and “Network Address Translation (NAT)” have this function. This function is to be set in a
router.

To access the unit via the Internet by connecting the unit to a router, it is necessary to assign a respective
HTTP port number for each unit and address translation by using the port forwarding function of the router.
For further information, refer to the operating instructions of the router in use.
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13.2 Configure the HTTPS settings
Click the [Network] tab on the “Network” page. (section 6)
The settings relating to the HTTPS protocol that can enhance the network security by encrypting the access
to units on this page.
The HTTPS settings will be configured according to the following procedure:
Generation of the CRT key (SSL encryption key)
When using the self-signed certificate
When using the server certificate
Generation of the self-signed certificate
Generation of CSR (Certificate Signing Request
Application for the approval by CA (Certificate
Authority) – issue of the server certificate
Installation of the server certificate
Configuration of the connection protocol
Access to the units using the HTTPS protocol
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A
B
C
D
E
A Generation of the CRT key (SSL encryption key) (section 13.2.1)
B Generation of the self-signed certificate (section 13.2.2)
C Generation of CSR (Certificate Signing Request) (section 13.2.3)
D Installation of the server certificate (section 13.2.4)
E Configuration of the connection protocol (section 13.2.5)
Note

To use the server certificate, you need to apply for the approval and the issue of server certificate by CA.

Either of the self-signed certificate or the server certificate is available. If both of them are installed, the
server certificate will be used prior to the self-signed certificate.
13.2.1 Generation of the CRT key (SSL encryption key)
IMPORTANT


When the self-signed certificate or server certificate is valid, it is impossible to generate the CRT key.
When the server certification is used, the available key size varies depending on the Caches the available
key size in advance.
To generate the CRT key, it may take about 1 minute when the key size is 1024 bit and about 2 minutes when
the key size is 2048 bit. Do not operate the web browser until the generation of CRT key is complete. While
the CRT key is being generated, the refresh interval and line speed may be lower.

1. Click the [Execute] button of “CRT key generate”.

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2. Select “1024bit” or “2048bit” for the length of the CRT to generate for “CRT key generate” - “RSA key size”.
Note

To use the server certificate, follow the requests from the CA about the RSA key size.
3. Click the [Execute] button.

The generation of CRT key will be started. When the generation is finished, the key size and generation
time & date of the generated key will be displayed on “Current CRT key”.
Note

To change (or update) the generated CRT key, perform step 1 to 3. The CRT key, self-signed certificate and
server certification are valid in a set. When the CRT key is changed, it is necessary to re-generate the selfsigned certificate or re-apply for the server certificate.

When the CRT key is updated, the log of the previous CRT key is saved. When the [History] button of
“Current CRT key” on the “CRT key generate” dialog box is clicked, the “Previous CRT key” dialog box will
be displayed, and it is possible to check the key size and generation time & date of the previous key. When
the [Apply] button is clicked on the “Previous CRT key” dialog box, it is possible to replace the current CRT
key with the previous one.
13.2.2 Generation of the self-signed certificate (security
certificate)
IMPORTANT

If the CRT key is not generated, it is impossible to generate the self-signed certificate.
1. Click the [Execute] button of “Self-signed Certificate - Generate”.

The “Self-signed Certificate - Generate” dialog box will be displayed.
2. Enter the information of the certificate to be generated.
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Item
Description
Available number of characters
[Common Name]
Enter the unit address or host name.
64 characters
[Country]
Enter the country name. (Omission is OK.)
2 characters (Country code)
[State]
Enter the state name. (Omission is OK.)
128 characters
[Locality]
Enter the locality name. (Omission is OK.)
128 characters
[Organization]
Enter the organization name. (Omission is OK.)
64 characters
[Organizational
Unit]
Enter the unit name of the organization.
(Omission is OK.)
64 characters
[CRT key]
Displays the key size and generation time &
date of the current key.
Note

The available characters for [Common Name], [State], [Locality], [Organization], [Organizational Unit] are
0-9, A-Z, a-z and the following marks - . _ , + / ( )

When the unit is connected to the Internet, enter the address name or host name to access via the Internet
for “Common Name”. In this case, the security alert window will be displayed each time the unit is locally
accessed, even if the security certificate is installed.

When entering the IPv6 address for “Common Name”, put the address in brackets [ ].
Example: [2001:db8::10]
3. Click the [OK] button after entering the items.

The self-signed certificate will be generated.
Note

The information of the generated self-signed certificate will be displayed on “Self-signed Certificate” “Information”.
Depending on the status of the self-signed certificate, the following are displayed.
Indication
Description

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Not generated
The self-signed certificate are not generated.
Invalid (Reason: CA Certificate installed)
The self-signed certificate has already been
generated, and the server certificate has been
installed.
• In this case, the server certificate is validated.
Common name of the self-signed
certificate
The self-signed certificate has already been
generated and validated.
When the [Confirm] button is clicked, the registered information of the self-signed certificate (security
certificate) will be displayed in the “Self-signed Certificate - Confirm” dialog box.
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
When the [Delete] button is clicked, the generated self-signed certificate (security certificate) will be
deleted.
When “HTTPS” is selected for “Connection”, it is impossible to delete the self-signed certificate.

13.2.3 Generation of CSR (Certificate Signing Request)
IMPORTANT


If the CRT key is not generated, it is impossible to generate the CSR.
Before generating the CSR file, configure the following settings on [Internet Options] of the web browser in
advance. Click [Internet Options...] under [Tools] of the menu bar of Internet Explorer, and then click the
[Security] tab.
– Register the unit for [Trusted Sites].
– Click the [Custom Level...] button to open the [Security Setting] window, and check the [Enable] radio
button of [File Download] under [Downloads].
– Click the [Custom Level...] button to open the [Security Setting] window, and check the [Enable] radio
button of [Automatic prompting for file downloads] under [Downloads].
1. Click the [Execute] button of “CA Certificate - Generate Certificate Signing Request”.

The “CA Certificate - Generate Certificate Signing Request” dialog box will be displayed.
2. Enter the information of the certificate to be generated.
Item
Description
Available number of characters
[Common Name]
Enter the unit address or host name.
64 characters
[Country]
Enter the country name.
2 characters (Country code)
[State]
Enter the state name.
128 characters
[Locality]
Enter the locality name.
128 characters
[Organization]
Enter the organization name.
64 characters
[Organizational
Unit]
Enter the unit name of the organization.
64 characters
[CRT key]
Displays the key size and generation time &
date of the current key.
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Note

To use the server certificate, follow the requests from the CA about the information to be entered.

The available characters for [Common Name], [State], [Locality], [Organization], [Organizational Unit] are
0-9, A-Z, a-z and the following marks.
._,+/()
3. Click the [OK] button after entering the items.

The [Save As] dialog box will be displayed.
4. Enter a file name for the CSR in the [Save As] dialog box to save on the PC.

The saved CSR file will be applied to the CA.
IMPORTANT

The server certificate will be issued for the set of the generated CSR and CRT key. If the CRT key is regenerated or updated after applying to the CA, the issued server certificate will be invalidated.
Note

This unit generates the CSR file in the PEM format.
13.2.4 Installation of the server certificate
IMPORTANT

If the CSR file is not generated, it is impossible to install the server certificate (security certificate). For the
installation, the server certificate issued by CA is required.
1. Click the [Browse...] button of “CA Certificate - CA Certificate install”.

The [Open] dialog box will be displayed.
2. Select the server certification file and click the [Open] button. Then, click the [Execute] button.

The server certification will be installed.
Note

The host name registered in the installed server certificate will be displayed on “CA Certificate Information”. Depending on the status of the server certificate, the following are displayed.
Indication
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Description
Invalid
The server certification is not installed.
Common name of the server certificate
The server certificate has already been
installed and validated.
Expired
The server certification has already expired.
When the [Confirm] button is clicked, the registered information of the installed server certificate will be
displayed in the “CA Certificate - Confirm” dialog box. (Only “Organizational Unit” will be displayed with an
asterisk (*).)
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


When the [Delete] button is clicked, the installed server certificate will be deleted.
When “HTTPS” is selected for “Connection”, it is impossible to delete the server certificate.
To change (or update) the server certificate, perform step 1 and 2.
IMPORTANT

Before deleting the valid server certificate (security certificate), confirm that there is a backup file on the PC
or another media. The backup file will be required when installing the server certificate again.
When the server certificate has expired, the HTTPS function will become unavailable. When the unit is
restarted, the connection protocol will be changed to HTTP. Update the server certificate before it expires.
The expiration date of the server certificate can be checked by double-clicking the server certification file
issued by CA.


13.2.5 Configuration of the connection protocol
1. Select “HTTP” or “HTTPS” for “Connection” to determine the protocol used to access the unit.


HTTP: Only the HTTP connection is available.
HTTPS: Only the HTTPS connection is available.
2. Designate the HTTPS port number to be used for “HTTPS port”.

Available port number: 1 - 65535

Default: 443
The following port numbers are unavailable since they are already in use.
20, 21, 23, 25, 42, 53, 67, 68, 69, 80, 110, 123, 161, 162, 554, 995, 10669, 10670, 52000, 59000 - 61000
3. Click the [Set] button.

The unit will restart, and it will become possible to access to the units using the HTTPS protocol.
(section 1 & 2)
Note

The unit will restart after the connection setting is changed.

When using the self-signed certificate:
– If the unit is accessed using the HTTPS protocol for the first time, the warning window will be displayed. In
this case, follow the instructions of the wizard to install the self-signed (security) certificate.(section
13.3)

When using the server certificate:
– In advance, install the root certificate and intermediate certificate on the browser in use. Follow the
instructions of CA for how to obtain and install these certificates.
– When the unit is accessed using the HTTPS protocol, the refresh interval and frame rate of images may
be lower.
– When the unit is accessed using the HTTPS protocol, it may take time to display images.
– When the unit is accessed using the HTTPS protocol, the images may be distorted.
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–
When the unit is accessed using the HTTPS protocol, the number of users that can access the unit may
be reduced. The maximum number of concurrent access user varies depending on the maximum image
size and transmission format.
13.3 Access the unit using the HTTPS protocol
1. Start up the web browser.
2. Enter the IP address of the unit in the address box of the browser.
Example of entry: https://192.168.0.10/
IMPORTANT

When the HTTPS port number is changed from “443”, enter “https://IP address of the unit + : (colon) + port
number” in the address box of the browser. (Example: https://192.168.0.11:61443)
When the unit is in a local network, configure the proxy server setting of the web browser (under [Internet
Options...] under [Tools] of the menu bar) to bypass the proxy server for the local address.

3. Press the [Enter] key on the keyboard.


The “Live” page will be displayed.
When the security alert window is displayed, install the security certificate. (section 13.3) When “On” is
selected for “User auth.”, the authentication window will be displayed before displaying live images for
the user name and password entries.
IMPORTANT

When the unit is accessed using the HTTPS protocol, the refresh interval and frame rate of images may be
lower.
13.3.1 Install the security certificate
When the security certificate of the unit to access is not installed on the PC, the security alert window will be
displayed each time the unit is accessed using the HTTPS protocol. To have the security alert window not
displayed, it is necessary to install the security certificate in the following procedure. If the certificate is not
installed, the alert window will be displayed each time the unit is accessed.
Note

The security certificate is installed on the PC with the information registered for “Common Name”.
Therefore, the information registered for “Common Name” must be same as the address or host name for
the unit access. If the certificate is not the same, the security alert window will be displayed each time the
unit is accessed.

When the address or host name of the unit is changed, the security alert window will be displayed each time
the unit is accessed even if the security certificate is installed. Install the security certificate again.

When the unit access is open to the Internet, enter the address name or host name to access via the
Internet for “Common Name”. In this case, the security alert window will be displayed each time the unit is
locally accessed, even if the security certificate is installed.

When the security certificate is properly installed, a key icon is displayed in the address box of the web
browser that has accessed the unit. (When using Internet Explorer 7, Internet Explorer 8, or Internet
Explorer 9)
When using Internet Explorer 7, Internet Explorer 8, or Internet Explorer 9
When using Internet Explorer 7 or Internet Explorer 8 with Windows XP, note that some of the displayed
windows may differ from the following descriptions.
1. Access the unit using the HTTPS protocol.
2. When the security alert window is displayed, click “Continue to this website (not recommended).”
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The “Live” page will be displayed. If an authentication window is displayed, enter the user name and password.
Note

If this window is displayed when accessing a device other than the unit or a website, a security problem
may have occurred. In this case, check the system status.
3. Click “Certificate Error” over the URL, and click “View certificates”.
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4. Click “Install Certificate...”.
Note

If [Install Certificate...] is not displayed, close Internet Explorer once, and select [Run as Administrator] to
launch Internet Explorer again. Click [Start]  [All Programs]  right click [Internet Explorer] ® click [Run
as Administrator].
5. Click “Next” displayed on “Certificate Import Wizard”.
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6. Select “Place all certificates in the following store”, and click “Browse…”
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7. Select “Trusted Root Certificate Authorities”, and click “OK
”.
8. Click “Next”.
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9. Click “Finish”.
10. Click “Yes”.
When the import is successfully completed, the screen “The import was successful.” will be displayed.
11. Click “OK”.
When the browser is restarted after the certificate is imported, “Certificate Error” will not be displayed.
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OS: Windows XP, Web browser: When using Internet Explorer 6
1. Access the unit using the HTTPS protocol.
2. Click “View Certificate”.
Note

If this window is displayed when accessing a device other than the unit or a website, a security problem
may have occurred. In this case, check the system status.
3. Click “Install Certificate...”.
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4. Click “Next” according to the procedures displayed on the displayed on “Certificate Import Wizard”.
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5. Click “Finish”.
6. When the security alert window is displayed, click “Yes”.
When the import is successfully completed, the screen “The import was successful.” will be displayed.
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7. Click “OK”.
When the browser is restarted after the certificate is imported, “Certificate Error” will not be displayed.
13.4 Configure the settings relating to DDNS
[DDNS]
Click the [DDNS] tab on the “Network” page. (section 6)
To access this unit via the Internet, it is necessary to configure the settings for the DDNS function.
When activating the DDNS function using the camera, either of the following DDNS services is available.

“Viewnetcam.com” service

Dynamic DNS Update (RFC2136 compliant)
IMPORTANT


Before using the DDNS service, it is necessary to perform the port forwarding setting for the router.
About Dynamic DNS Update (RFC2136 compliant)
Operation using DDNS services other than the “Viewnetcam.com” service is not guaranteed. We are not
responsible for any troubles or accidents on the circumstances where the unit is used arising out of such
services. Refer to the DDNS service providers for the selection and configuration of the DDNS services
other than the “Viewnetcam.com” service.
Note

“Viewnetcam.com” is a Dynamic DNS service designed for use with Panasonic Network Cameras. Refer to
the “Viewnetcam.com” website (http://www.viewnetcam.com/) for further information about the service.
About DDNS services (IPv4/IPv6)
By using a DDNS service, it becomes possible to view camera images via the Internet. The DDNS service
associates dynamic global addresses and domain names.
It is possible to configure the settings for the “Viewnetcam.com” or Dynamic DNS Update (RFC2136 compliant). In
most of the DNS services offered by providers, global addresses are not static but dynamic. Therefore, access
to the unit via an old global address may be invalidated after a certain period of time. Either of the following
services is required when accessing a unit whose global address is not static via the Internet.

DDNS service (such as “Viewnetcam.com”)
It is possible to access via a registered and static domain name (example: *****.viewnetcam.com) even
after the global address is changed. Enrollment in a domain name service is required even when using
the IPv6 connection.
Refer to the “Viewnetcam.com” website (http://www.viewnetcam.com/) for further information about the
service.

Static IP address service (such as a service offered by a contracted provider)
In this service, global addresses are static (not changed).
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13.4.1 Configuration of the DDNS service (Example of the
“Viewnetcam.com” service)
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
DNS server
Internet
Provider
“Viewnetcam.com” service server
Remote site
1. Global address is changed.
The contracted provider allocates a global address to the router (or the unit). The global address is not static but
dynamic.
2. “*****.viewnetcam.com” and the current global address is automatically registered.
If you are enrolled in “Viewnetcam.com”, the unique “domain name” (example: *****.viewnetcam.com) will be
allocated. The “Viewnetcam.com” service server automatically manages the domain name of unit and the global
address of router (or unit) when a unit automatically notifies the service server of the global address.
3. Current global address is automatically registered via “*****.viewnetcam.com”.
The “Viewnetcam.com” service server registers the global address and the domain name of router (or unit)
in the DNS server.
4. Global address is obtained via the URL (domain name).
By entering the URL (including the domain name) on the web browser when accessing the unit via the
Internet, the DNS server identifies the registered global address of router (or unit).
5. Access using the current global address
The identified global address is used for accessing the router (or unit) to monitor images.
Note

Refer to the contracted provider whether the current IP address is static or not.

Depending on the provider, local addresses may be allocated. In this case, the DDNS service is
unavailable. Refer to the contract provider for further information.
[DDNS]
Select the DDNS service to determine whether or not to use DDNS.

Off: Does not use the DDNS function.
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



Viewnetcam.com: Uses the “Viewnetcam.com” service.
Dynamic DNS Update: Uses Dynamic DNS Update (RFC2136 compliant) without the DHCP
cooperation.
Dynamic DNS Update(DHCP): Uses Dynamic DNS Update (RFC2136 compliant) with the DHCP
cooperation.
Default: Off
Note

When using Dynamic DNS Update (RFC2136 compliant), refer to the network administrator for whether or not
to cooperate with the DHCP.
13.4.2 When using the “Viewnetcam.com” service
[Personal(Unit) URL]
The URL of the unit registered for “Viewnetcam.com”.
[Your Account Link]
When the displayed URL is clicked, the registration window for the “Viewnetcam.com” service will be displayed in
a newly opened window.
Register the information in the registration window to enroll in the “Viewnetcam.com” service.
[Access interval]
Select the interval to access the “Viewnetcam.com” service server to check the IP address and the host name
from the following.
10min/ 20min/ 30min/ 40min/ 50min/ 1h

Default: 1h
[Global IP Address Notification Method]
Typically [Global IP Address Notification Method] should be set to “Normal”.
If you cannot access the unit using the registered URL 30 minutes after registering with “Viewnetcam.com”,
select “Advanced”.
In this case, UPnP (section 13) must be enabled for the unit and for the router.

Default: Normal
13.4.3 Procedure to register information for the
“Viewnetcam.com” service
There are 2 methods to configure the “Viewnetcam.com” service.

Configure from the [Internet] tab of the “Basic” page:
“UPnP (Auto port forwarding)” and “Viewnetcam.com” can both be configured on the [Internet] tab.

Configure from the [DDNS] tab of the “Network” page:
Only “Viewnetcam.com” can be configured on the [DDNS] tab.
Configuring from the [Internet] tab of the “Basic” page
1. Click the [Internet] tab of the “Basic” page.
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2. Select “On” for “UPnP (Auto port forwarding)”, and select “Viewnetcam.com” for “DDNS”, then click [Set].
3. When “UPnP (Auto port forwarding) setup is complete.” is displayed, click “Go to Viewnetcam.com
Registration page”.

The registration window for “Viewnetcam.com” will be displayed in a newly opened window.
Refer to step 3 of “Configuring from the [DDNS] tab of the “Network” page” for the required settings.
Configuring from the [DDNS] tab of the “Network” page
Select “On” for “Auto port forwarding” of the UPnP function on the [Network] tab of the “Network” page, and then
complete the port forwarding settings for the router. (section 13) After this, register the information for the
“Viewnetcam.com” service in the following steps.
1. Select [Viewnetcam.com] for [DDNS] and click the [Set] button.

A URL is displayed in [Your Account Link].
If a URL is not displayed in [Your Account Link], confirm the unit's network settings and Internet connection,
then click [Set] again.
2. Click the URL displayed in [Your Account Link].
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
The registration window for “Viewnetcam.com” will be displayed in a newly opened window. When the
registration window is not displayed, check that the PC is being connected to the Internet, and click the
reload button of the browser.
3. Register the information for “Viewnetcam.com” by following the instructions of the wizard.

When the message “The new camera is successfully registered to Viewnetcam.com” is displayed, close
the registration window. The URL set at the time of registration can be used for unit access. However,
this URL is unavailable when accessing the unit from the PC connected to the same network (LAN).
Note

When the registration for the “Viewnetcam.com” service is completed, the URL registered for
“Personal(Unit) URL” is displayed. It may take up to about 30 minutes until the URL of the registered unit is
validated.

To cancel the enrollment in the “Viewnetcam.com” service, access the “Viewnetcam.com” website
(http://www.viewnetcam.com/) later.

When “Expired” is displayed in the URL of “Viewnetcam.com” in the viewnetcam settings page or the
status page, restart the unit after registering the “Viewnetcam.com” service. After restarting the unit, check
that the registered URL is displayed in the URL of “Viewnetcam.com” of [Status] - [Viewnetcam.com] on
the “Maintenance” page.

It is possible to check the information registered for the “Viewnetcam.com” service by accessing the URL
displayed beside “Your Account Link”. When the URL is not displayed, check that the PC is being connected
to the Internet, and click the [Set] button.

If access often fails due to the change in the global address of router, set a smaller value for “Access
interval”.

If images are not correctly displayed, click [Set] for “Recommended network setting for internet” on the
[Internet] tab of the “Basic” page.
Configuring port forwarding when not using UPnP
When using a router that does not support UPnP, port forwarding must be manually configured for the router.
1. Click the [Network] tab of the “Network” page.
2. Select “Static” for “Network Settings”.
3. Confirm the IP address, port number, and other information displayed here, and change the settings as
necessary. (This information is required when configuring port forwarding on the router.)
4. Click the [Set] button.
5. Refer to the manuals provided with the router when configuring port forwarding on the router.

When configuring port forwarding on the router, use the IP address and port number information
confirmed in step 3.

The port forwarding function may also be called “Address translation”, “Static IP masquerade”, “Virtual
server”, or “Port mapping” depending on the router used.
Note

When manually configuring port forwarding on the router, make sure to select “Off” for “Auto port
forwarding”.
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13.4.4 Checking the information registered for the
“Viewnetcam.com” service
It is possible to check if the unit has been registered for the “Viewnetcam.com” service. (section 15.3)
13.4.5 When using “Dynamic DNS Update”
[Host name]
Enter the host name to be used for the Dynamic DNS Update service.

Available number of characters: 3 - 250 characters
Enter in the form of “(host name). (domain name)”.

Available characters: Alphanumeric characters, the colon (:), the period (.), the underscore (_), and
the hyphen (-).

Default: None (blank)
Note

Refer to the network administrator for further information about the available host names.
[Access interval]
Select the interval to access the Dynamic DNS Update service server to check the IP address and the host
name from the following.
10min/ 20min/ 30min/ 40min/ 50min/ 1h/ 6h/ 24h

Default: 24h
13.4.6 When using “Dynamic DNS Update(DHCP)”
[Host name]
Enter the host name to be used for the Dynamic DNS Update service.

Available number of characters: 3 - 250 characters
Enter in the form of “(host name). (domain name)”.

Available characters: Alphanumeric characters, the colon (:), the period (.), the underscore (_), and
the hyphen (-).

Default: None (blank)
Note

Refer to the network administrator for further information about the available host names.
13.5 Configure the settings relating to SNMP
[SNMP]
Click the [SNMP] tab on the “Network” page. (section 6)
The settings relating to SNMP can be configured on this page. It is possible to check the status of the unit by
connecting to the SNMP manager. When using the SNMP function, contact the network administrator.
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[Community]
Enter the community name to be monitored.

Available number of characters: 0 - 32 characters

Default: None (blank)
IMPORTANT

When using the SNMP function, it is necessary to enter the community name. When no community name
is entered, the SNMP function will not work.
[System name]
Enter a system name to be used to manage the unit with the SNMP function.

Available number of characters: 0 - 32 characters

Default: None (blank)
[Location]
Enter the name of the location where the unit is installed.

Available number of characters: 0 - 32 characters

Default: None (blank)
[Contact]
Enter the E-mail address or the phone number of the SNMP manager.

Available number of characters: 0 - 255 characters

Default: None (blank)
13.6 Configure the settings relating to the FTP
periodic image transmission [FTP img. trans.]
Click the [FTP img. trans.] tab on the “Network” page. (section 6)
The settings relating to the periodic transmission of images to an FTP server can be configured on this page. To
transmit images to an FTP server periodically, it is necessary to configure the settings of the FTP server in
advance (section 12.2). Refer to section 13.7 for descriptions of how to configure schedules of image
transmission.
IMPORTANT


Depending on the network line speed or the network traffic, images may not be transmitted at the exact
designated interval or period.
When “On” is selected for both of the alarm image transmission function and the FTP periodic image
transmission function, the alarm image transmission function will be given priority over the FTP periodic
image transmission function. For this reason, images may not be transmitted at the exact designated
interval or period if alarms occur frequently.
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FTP periodic image transmission
[FTP >>]
When “FTP >>” is clicked, the [FTP] tab of the “Server” page will be displayed. (section 12.2)
[FTP periodic image transmission]
Select “On” or “Off” to determine whether or not to transmit images using the FTP periodic image transmission
function.
When “On” is selected, it is necessary to configure the settings of the FTP server. (section 12.2)

Default: Off
[Directory name]
Enter the directory name where the images are to be saved.
For example, enter “/img” to designate the directory “img” under the root directory of the FTP server.

Available number of characters: 1 - 256 characters

Unavailable characters: " & ;

Default: None (blank)
[File name]
Enter the file name (name of the image file to be transmitted) and select the naming option from the following.

Name w/time&date: File name will be [“Entered file name” + “Time and date (year/ month/ day/
hour/minute/ second)” + “Serial number (starting from 00)”].

Name w/o time&date: File name will be the characters entered for “File name” only. When “Name w/o
time&date” is selected, the file will be overwritten each time a file is newly transmitted.

Available number of characters: 1 - 32 characters

Unavailable characters: " & ; : / * < > ? \ |

Default: None (blank)
Note

When “Name w/time&date” is selected, the file name will be [“Entered file name” + “Time and date
(year/ month/ day/ hour/ minute/ second)” + “Serial number (starting from 00)”] + “s” during summer
time.
[Transmission interval]
Select the interval for the FTP periodic image transmission from the following.
1s/ 2s/ 3s/ 4s/ 5s/ 6s/ 10s/ 15s/ 20s/ 30s/ 1min/ 2min/ 3min/ 4min/ 5min/ 6min/ 10min/ 15min/ 20min/ 30min/
1h/ 1.5h/ 2h/ 3h/ 4h/ 6h/ 12h/ 24h

Default: 1s
[Image capture size]
Select the capture size of images to be transmitted from the following.
Picture (Camera) mode VGA [4:3]
QVGA/VGA
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Picture (Camera) mode VGA [16:9]

Not supported by the Thermal Camera
Default: VGA
13.7 Configure the schedule settings of the FTP
periodic image transmission [FTP img. trans.]
Click the [FTP img. trans.] tab on the “Network” page. (section 6)
The schedule settings of the FTP periodic image transmission can be configured in this section. Refer to
section 13.6 for further information about the settings relating to the FTP periodic image transmission.
13.7.1 How to set the schedules
1. Check the check box of the desired day of the week of “FTP image transmission schedule”.

The selected day of the week will be validated for the schedule.
2. To designate time, select the desired “hour” and “minute” from the pull-down menu.
When not designating time, check the checkbox of “24h”.
3. Click the [Set] button after completing the settings.

The result will be displayed at the bottom of the window.
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13.7.2 How to delete the set schedule
1. Uncheck the check box of the set day of the week.
2. Click the [Set] button after completing the settings.
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14 Configure the settings relating to the
schedules [Schedule]
On the “Schedule” page, it is possible to configure the settings relating to schedules as follows.

VMD permission (Video motion detection will be active only in the specified schedule.)

Access permission (Access to the unit will be allowed only in the specified
schedule.)
The “Schedule” page has only the [Schedule] tab.
Up to 5 schedules can be set.
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1. Select an action to be assigned to the schedule from “Schedule mode”. “Off” is selected at the default.



Off: No action will be taken for the respective schedule.
VMD permission: The video motion detection (VMD) function will be active during the period of the
schedule.
Access permission: Users whose access level is set to 2 and 3 on the “User auth.” tab (section 11)
can access the unit only in the period of schedule.
Note

Select “On” for “User auth.” on the [User auth.] tab of “User mng.” page (section 11) and “Off” for “Host
auth.” on the “Host auth.” page (section 11.2) to validate “Access permission”.
2. Select days of a week by checking the respective checkboxes.
3. From the pull-down menu, select the start time and the end time of the schedule.
When not designating time, check the checkbox of “24h”.
4. Click the [Set] button after completing the settings.

The result will be displayed at the bottom of the window.
Note
 The schedules displayed at the bottom of the window can be identified by colors assigned to each
schedule.
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15 Maintenance of the unit [Maintenance]
System log check, firmware upgrade, status check and initialization of the setup menu can be performed on this
page.
The “Maintenance” page has 4 tabs; the [System log] tab, the [Upgrade] tab, [Status] tab and the [Default reset]
tab.
15.1 Check the system log [System log]
Click the [System log] tab of the “Maintenance” page. (section 6)
Up to 100 system logs can be saved on the built-in memory of the unit. When the saved system logs have
reached the maximum number, the newer logs will overwrite the older system logs. In this case, the oldest log is
the first to be overwritten.
[No.]
The serial number of the system log will be displayed.
[Time & date]
Time and date at the error occurrence will be displayed.
Note

When “Off” is selected for “Time display format” on the [Basic] tab (section 7.1), time & date of logs will be
displayed in 24-hour format.
[Description]
The descriptions about the system log will be displayed. Refer to section 18 for further information about the
system logs.
15.2 Upgrade the firmware [Upgrade]
Click the [Upgrade] tab of the “Maintenance” page. (section 6)
The current firmware can be checked and upgraded to the latest version on this page. Contact the dealer for
further information about the firmware upgrade.
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[Model no.], [MAC address], [Serial no.], [Firmware version], [IPL version], [HTML version], [IP
address(IPv6)], [Viewer software installation counter]
Information of each item will be displayed.
1. Download the latest software to the hard disk of the PC
(contact your dealer for applicable firmware support).
IMPORTANT

A blank (space) cannot be used for the name of the directory where the downloaded firmware to be saved.
2. Click the [Browse...] button and designate the downloaded firmware.
3. Click the radio button respective to the desired option to determine whether or not to initialize the settings
after completing the firmware upgrade.
Note

Note that the settings cannot be restored after an initialization is operated.
4. Click the [Execute] button.

The confirmation window will be displayed.
IMPORTANT




After completing the upgrade, delete temporary internet files. (section 19)
Upgrade the firmware using a PC in the same subnet as the unit.
Follow the instructions from the dealer when upgrading the firmware.
When upgrading the application software, use the designated file (extension: img) for the firmware
upgrade.
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15 Maintenance of the unit [Maintenance]

The name of the firmware to be used for the upgrade should be “model name (Use small letters. “WJ-” is
not required.)_xxxxx.img”.* (“xxxxx” indicates the version of the firmware.)
Do not turn off the power of the unit during the upgrade process.
Do not perform any operation during upgrading and wait until it completes.
The following network settings will not be reset when upgrading the firmware after selecting “Reset the
settings to the default after completing the upgrade. (Except the network settings)”.
On/Off for DHCP, IP address, subnet mask, default gateway, DNS, primary server address, secondary
server address, HTTP port, HTTPS port, connection protocol (HTTP/HTTPS), CRT key, server certificate,
UPnP setting, line speed, bandwidth control (bit rate), time & date
The viewer software used on each PC should be licensed individually. Refer to your dealer for the software
licensing.




15.3 Check the status [Status]
Click the [Status] tab of the “Maintenance” page. (section 6) The status of this unit can be checked on this
page.
[Viewnetcam.com]



Server: The URL of the “Viewnetcam.com” service server will be displayed.
Status: The registration status for the “Viewnetcam.com” will be displayed.
Personal(Unit) URL: The URL of the unit registered for “Viewnetcam.com” will be displayed.
[UPnP]



Port number(HTTP), Port number(HTTPS): The port number that is set for UPnP port forwarding will
be displayed.
Status: The port forwarding status will be displayed.
Router global address: The global address of router will be displayed.
[Self check]
The self check result of the hardware will be displayed.
Note

Refer to our website (http://panasonic.net/pss/security/support/info.html) for further information about the
contents of the displayed statuses (relating to the “Viewnetcam.com” service, the UPnP function, or the self
check).
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15 Maintenance of the unit [Maintenance]
15.4 Reset the settings/Reboot the unit [Default
reset]
Click the [Default reset] tab of the “Maintenance” page. (section 6)
The settings and the HTML data of the unit can be initialized and reboot of the camera and unit can be
performed on this page.
[Reset to the default (Except the network settings)]
Click the [Execute] button to reset the settings to the default. Note that the network settings will not be reset. It
is impossible to operate the unit for about 3 minutes after the initialization.
[Load the default HTML files (setup menu).]
Click the [Execute] button to reset the HTML files to the default.
It is impossible to operate the unit for about 3 minutes after the initialization.
[Reset to the default and load the default HTML files.]
Click the [Execute] button to reset the settings of the unit and the HTML files to the default. Note that the
network settings will not be reset.
It is impossible to operate the unit for about 3 minutes after the initialization.
[Camera restart]
This feature is not supported by the Thermal Camera.
[Unit restart]
Click the [Execute] button to reboot the encoder. It is impossible to operate the unit for about 2 minutes after
rebooting the unit.
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16 Number of users that can concurrently access the unit
16 Number of users that can concurrently
access the unit
The maximum number of users that can concurrently access the unit is 14, including users who receive H.264
images and users who receive JPEG images. (When “On” is selected for “Activation” of “Priority stream” on the
[System] tab of the “User mng.” page.) The number of users that can concurrently access the unit may change
according to the network environment and camera settings. Take the following into consideration.




If “Frame rate” is selected for “Transmission priority” in “H.264(1)” or “H.264(2)” on the [JPEG/H.264]
tab of the “Image” page, the number of users that can concurrently access the unit may be reduced.
If the setting of “Max bit rate (per client)*” is increased in “H.264(1)” or “H.264(2)” on the [JPEG/H.264]
tab of the “Image” page, the number of users that can concurrently access the unit may be reduced.
If “Unlimited*” is selected for “Max bit rate (per client)*” in “H.264(1)” or “H.264(2)” on the [JPEG/H.264]
tab of the “Image” page, the number of users that can concurrently access the unit will be limited to 1 user
If the “Bandwidth control(bit rate)” on the [Network] tab of the “Network” page is restricted, the number
of users that can concurrently access the unit may be reduced.
Number of users that can
concurrently access the unit
Increase
Decrease
H.264 connections:
about 7 people
“Transmission priority” in “H.
264(1)” or “H.264(2)” on the
[JPEG/H.264] tab
Constant bit rate/
Best effort
Frame rate
Frame rate
“Max bit rate (per client)*” in “H.
264(1)” or “H.264(2)” on the
[JPEG/H.264] tab
64kbps
Unlimited*
1536kbps*
“Bandwidth control(bit rate)”
on the [Network] tab
Unlimited
64kbps
Unlimited
Note
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
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When “Multicast” is selected for “Transmission type” in “H.264(1)” or “H.264(2)” on the [JPEG/H.264]
tab of the “Image” page, only the first user who accessed to monitor H.264 images will be included in
the maximum number. The second and subsequent users who monitor H.264 images will not be
included in the maximum number.
When “On” is selected for “Activation” of “Priority stream” on the [System] tab of the “User mng.” page,
because network bandwidth is constantly reserved for “Priority stream”, the number of users that can
concurrently access the unit may be reduced. When “Off” is selected for “Activation” of “Priority stream”,
a maximum of 12 users can concurrently access the unit.
When “HTTPS” is selected for “HTTPS” - “Connection” on the [Network] tab of the “Network” page, the
number of users that can concurrently access the unit may be reduced.
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17 Using the IP Setting Software
17 Using the IP Setting Software
It is possible to perform the network settings of the unit using the “IP Setting Software” which can be
downloaded from the following address:
 http://security.panasonic.com/pss/security/library/tools.html#setup
When using multiple units, it is necessary to configure the network settings of each unit independently. If the
Panasonic “IP Setting Software” does not work, access the “Network” page from the setup menu of the unit in the
browser and perform settings separately. (section 13)
IMPORTANT




When using Windows 7 or Windows Vista, the “Windows Security Alert” window may be displayed when
starting the “IP Setting Software”. In this case, disable “User Account Control” from the control panel.
Panasonic “IP Setting Software” is inoperable in other subnets via the same router.
This unit cannot be displayed or set with an older version of the “IP Setting Software” (version 2.xx).
Due to security enhancements in “IP Setting Software”, “Network Settings” of the unit to be configured
cannot be changed when around 20 minutes have passed after turning on the power of the unit. (When the
effective period is set to “20min” in the “Easy IP Setup accommodate period”.) However, settings can be
changed after 20 minutes for units in the initial set mode.
1. To start the Panasonic “IP Setting Software”, double-click the EasyIpSetup.exe file downloaded from the link
above

The License Agreement will be displayed. Read the Agreement and choose “I accept the terms in the
license agreement”, and click [OK].

The “IP Setting Software” screen is displayed. If a unit is found, information about it, such as the MAC

address and IP address, is displayed.
2. Click the [Access Camera] button after selecting the MAC address/IP address of the unit to be configured.
Note

When using a DHCP server, the IP address assigned to the unit can be displayed by clicking the [Search]
button of the “IP Setting Software”.

When duplicate IP addresses are used, the number of the unit with the duplicate address is displayed in
overlap.

It is possible to change the “Camera list” display between IPv4 addresses and IPv6 addresses in
accordance with the protocol in use.

The information displayed can be sorted by clicking the title of each displayed item.

When the [Network Settings] button is clicked, the “Network Settings” screen is displayed and network
settings can be changed.
3. The viewer software “Network Camera View 4S” must be installed in order to view images. Follow the onscreen instructions to install the software.

The “Live” page of the unit is displayed.
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17 Using the IP Setting Software
Changing Network Settings
When changing settings related to the network settings, such as connection mode, IP address, and subnet mask,
click the [Network Settings] button in [IP Setting Software] screen.
The “Network Settings” screen is displayed. Enter each item and then click the [Save] button.
Note

By unchecking the “Wait for camera restarting.” checkbox, multiple cameras can be continuously
configured.

For further information about each setting of the “Network Settings” page, refer to section 13.
IMPORTANT


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It may take for around 2 minutes to complete to upload the settings to the unit after clicking the [Save]
button. The settings may be invalidated when the LAN cable is disconnected before completing the upload.
In this case, perform the settings again.
When using a firewall (including software), allow access to all UDP ports.
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18 About the displayed system log
18 About the displayed system log
Error indications relating to SMTP
Category
POP3 server error
Indication
Description
Authentication error.
•
Entered user name or password may be
incorrect. Check if the E-mail settings are
configured correctly.
Failed to find the POP3 server.
•
The IP address of the server may be
incorrect. Check if the IP address of the
server is configured correctly.
The POP3 server may be down. Ask the
network administrator.
•
SMTP server error
Authentication error.
•
Entered user name or password may be
incorrect. Check if the E-mail settings are
configured correctly.
Failed to resolve the E-mail server
address from DNS.
•
The designated IP address of the DNS
may be incorrect. Check if the DNS
settings are configured correctly.
The DNS server may be down. Ask the
network administrator.
•
Failed to find the SMTP server.
•
•
Internal error
Undefined error.
•
The IP address of the server may be
incorrect. Check if the IP address of the
server is configured correctly.
The SMTP server may be down. Ask the
network administrator.
An error occurred in the E-mail function.
Check if the E-mail settings are configured
correctly.
Error indications relating to FTP
Category
FTP server error
Connection error
Indication
Description
Failed to resolve the FTP server
address from DNS.
•
The FTP server may be down. Ask the
network administrator.
Failed to find the FTP server.
•
The IP address of the server may be
incorrect. Check if the IP address of the
server is configured correctly.
File transfer error.
•
The FTP server settings may be incorrect.
Check if the FTP settings are configured
correctly.
The settings relating to the indicated item
may be incorrect. Check if the FTP
settings are configured correctly.
Passive mode error.
Log out failed.
•
Failed to change the directory.
User name or password isn’t correct.
Internal error
Undefined error.
•
An error occurred in the FTP function.
Check if the FTP settings are configured
correctly.
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Error indications relating to “Viewnetcam.com”
Category
Viewnetcam.com
server error
Indication
Failed to resolve the
Viewnetcam.com server address
from DNS.
Description
•
•
Connection error
No response from the
Viewnetcam.com server.
The designated IP address of the DNS
may be incorrect. Check if the DNS
settings are configured correctly.
The DNS server may be down. Ask the
network administrator.
•
The “Viewnetcam.com” server may be
down. Ask the network administrator.
•
An error relating to the
“Viewnetcam.com” function occurred.
Check if the “Viewnetcam.com” settings
are configured correctly.
File transfer error.
Internal error
Undefined error.
Error indications relating to Dynamic DNS Update
Category
DDNS server error
Indication
Failed to resolve the DDNS server
address from DNS.
Description
•
•
Connection error
Internal error
The designated IP address of the DNS
may be incorrect. Check if the DNS
settings are configured correctly.
The DNS server may be down. Ask the
network administrator.
No response from the DDNS server.
•
The DDNS server may be down. Ask the
network administrator.
Same host name has registered.
•
The same host name has already been
registered in the DDNS server. Check if
the DDNS Update settings are configured
correctly.
Undefined error.
•
An error occurred in the DDNS function.
Check if the DDNS Update settings are
configured correctly.
Error indications relating to NTP
Category
Connection error
Indication
No response from the NTP server.
Description
•
•
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The IP address of the server may be
incorrect. Check if the IP address of the
server is configured correctly.
The NTP server may be down. Ask the
network administrator.
Internal error
Undefined error.
•
An error occurred in the NTP function.
Check if the NTP settings are configured
correctly.
Synchronizing with
NTP succeeded.
NTP update succeeded.
•
Time correction succeeded.
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Log indications relating to HTTPS
Category
HTTPS
Indication
Description
Self-signed Certificate - Generated
•
Generation of the self-signed certificate is
complete.
Self-signed Certificate - Deleted
•
Deletion of the self-signed certificate is
complete.
Certificate Signing Request Generated
•
Generation of the CSR (Certificate Signing
Request) is complete.
CA Certificate - Installed
•
Installation of the server certificate is
complete.
CA Certificate - Deleted
•
Deletion of the server certificate is
complete.
Previous CRT key - Applied
•
Previous CRT key is applied.
CRT key - Generated
•
Generation of the CRT key is complete.
Log indications relating to login
Category
Login
Indication
User name or IP address
Description
•
•
The login user name will be displayed
when “On” is selected for “User auth.”.
The IP address of the PC currently
accessing to the unit will be displayed
when “On” is selected for “Host auth.”.
Error indications relating to Panasonic alarm protocol notification
Category
Panasonic alarm
protocol notification
error
Indication
Failed to find destination of
notification
Description
•
•
Cannot resolve notification
addresses from DNS
•
•
The IP address of the destination of
notification may be incorrect. Check if the
IP address of the destination of notification
is configured correctly.
The destination of notification may be
down. Ask the network administrator.
The DNS server settings may be incorrect.
Check if the DNS settings are configured
correctly.
The DNS server may be down. Ask the
network administrator.
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19 Troubleshooting
Before asking for repairs, check the symptoms with the following table.
Contact your dealer if a problem cannot be solved even after checking and trying the solution in the table or a
problem is not described below.
Symptom
Cause/solution
Reference
section
Cannot access from the
web browser.
•
Is the power of the unit on?
Check if the power of the unit is turned on.
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Is the LAN cable (category 5 or better, PoE enabled)
firmly connected to the network connector of the unit?
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• Connection to a LAN may not be established or a
Installation Guide
network may be not working correctly. Check if the cables
have any contact failure or if the wiring is correct or not.
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•
Are the set IP addresses valid?
•
Are you accessing the wrong IP address?
Check the connection as follows.
With the Windows command prompt, > ping “IP
address of the unit”.
If there is reply from the unit, the connection is normal.
If there is no reply, check the connection with the
following methods using a computer connected to the
same network as the unit. If the firewall settings on the
PC are enabled, temporarily disable them before
performing settings on the unit.
– Start the Panasonic “IP Setting Software”, confirm
the unit's IP address, and then access that IP
address.
– If the network settings (IP address, subnet mask,
and default gateway) are incorrect, reboot the unit
and change the network settings by using the
Panasonic “IP Setting Software” within 20 minutes
after the restart.
•
Is “554” selected for the HTTP port number?
For the HTTP port number, select a port number other
than the following port numbers used by the unit. The
number used by the unit: 20, 21, 23, 25, 42, 53, 67, 68,
69, 110, 123, 161, 162, 443, 554, 995, 10669, 10670,
52000, 59000 - 61000
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Installation Guide
13.1
19 Troubleshooting
Cannot access from the
web browser.
Cannot access the unit via
the
Internet.
•
Is the same IP address provided to other devices?
Are there contradictions between the address and the
network subnet to be accessed?
When the unit and the PC are connected in the
same subnet:
Are the IP addresses of the unit and the PC set in a
common subnet? Or is “Use Proxy Server” for the
settings of the web browser checked?
When accessing the unit in the same subnet, it is
recommended to enter the address of the unit in the
“Don’t Use Proxy For These Addresses” box.
When the unit and the PC are connected in the
different subnet:
Is the IP address of the default gateway set for the unit
correct?
-
•
Is the name currently used to access the unit different
from the name registered for the “Viewnetcam.com”
service?
Access the unit again with the registered name.
13.4
.2
•
Did you access “http://” while using the HTTPS
function?
To use the HTTPS function, access “https://”. It is also
necessary to enter the port number.
13.3
•
Are the network settings of the unit correct?
Set the default gateway or DNS server address
correctly. To use the DDNS service, check that the
settings are correct.
Is the setting for “Default gateway” on the “Network”
page configured? Or is the setting correct?
When communicating using IPv4:
Configure the setting for “Default gateway” of “IPv4
network” on the [Network] tab of the setup menu.
13.1
Is the setting of port forwarding configured for the
router?
To enable the access to the unit via the Internet, it is
necessary to perform the port forwarding setting when
the router in use does not support the UPnP function.
Refer to the manuals provided with the router for
further information.
Is UPnP function of the router disabled?
Refer to the manuals provided with the router in use to
enable the UPnP function.
Is packet filtering set for the router to forbid the access
via the Internet?
Configure the settings of the router in use to enable the
access via the Internet. Refer to the manuals provided
with the router for further information about the
settings.
13.
1
Are you accessing the unit using the local address (the
IP address used in a local network)?
When accessing the unit, use the global address (or
the URL registered in the DDNS service) and the port
number of the unit as the IP address to be used in the
Internet.
13.
1
13.
4
•
•
•
•
•
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Cannot access the unit via
the
URL of the
“Viewnetcam.com” service.
•
Is the global address of unit (or router) notified to the
“Viewnetcam.com” service server?
Log into the “My Account” page of “Viewnetcam.com”
website (http://www.viewnetcam.com/) to check the
information of the registered unit. If the global address
is not displayed for the IP address, access the unit, and
register the user information for the
“Viewnetcam.com” service on the [DDNS] tab on the
“Network” page of the setup menu. In addition, check
the “Status” of “Viewnetcam.com” (on the [Status] tab)
and the system log (on the [System log] tab) of the
“Maintenance” page of the setup menu.
13.4.
3
15.3
Authentication window
is displayed repeatedly.
•
Is the user name and password changed?
While accessing the unit, when changing the user
name and password of another user logging into the
unit on another web browser, the authentication
window will be displayed each time the screen is
changed or refreshed.
Have you changed the [Authentication] setting?
When the [Authentication] setting has been changed,
close the web browser, and then access the unit again.
-
•
Are you accessing the unit in the HTTPS mode?
In this mode, the refresh interval becomes slower due
to decode procession.
-
•
Are you accessing another unit in the same local
network via a proxy server?
Configure the web browser to not use the proxy server.
-
•
Are two or more users browsing the camera images
simultaneously?
It may take time to display the screen or refresh interval
may become slower when two or more users browse
the camera images simultaneously.
-
•
Is the URL correct? Or is “/mobile” missing at the end
of the URL?
Check if the URL is entered correctly. When accessing
the unit from a cellular phone, it is necessary to enter
“/mobile” at the end of the URL that is used for the unit
access from a PC.
2.1
•
Is the SSL encryption method different from that of the
unit?
Select “HTTP” (Do not select “HTTPS”) for “HTTPS” “Connection” on the “Network” page - the [Network]
tab, and access the unit again.
13.
1
•
Did you access “http://” while using the HTTPS
function?
To use the HTTPS function, access “https://”. It is also
necessary to enter the port number.
13.
3
•
It takes time to display
the screen.
Cannot access the unit from
a cellular phone.
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•
Is the URL correct? Or is “/cam” missing at the end of
the URL?
Check if the URL is entered correctly. When accessing
the unit from a mobile terminal, it is necessary to enter
“/cam” at the end of the URL that is used for the unit
access from a PC.
2.2
•
Is the SSL encryption method different from that of the
unit?
Select “HTTP” (Do not select “HTTPS”) for “HTTPS” “Connection” on the “Network” page - the [Network]
tab, and access the unit again.
13.
1
•
Did you access “http://” while using the HTTPS
function?
To use the HTTPS function, access “https://”. It is also
necessary to enter the port number.
13.
3
A cookie error was
displayed when performing
user registration for
“Viewnetcam.com”.
•
Is the web browser configured to allow cookies?
Configure the web browser to allow cookies. In Internet
Explorer, from [Tools] select [Internet Options] and
configure the cookies setting in the [Privacy] tab.
-
User registration for the
“Viewnetcam.com”
service fails.
•
Is the registered E-mail address correct?
When an E-mail with the “Viewnetcam.com” website
link is not received, the registered E-mail address may
be incorrect. Visit the “Viewnetcam.com” website
(http://www.viewnetcam.com/) to register the correct
E-mail address.
-
No image is displayed.
•
Is the viewer software installed on the PC?
Install the viewer software on a PC.
-
•
Is the version of DirectX® 9.0c or later?
Check the version of DirectX as follows.
1. Select “Run...” from the start menu of Windows.
2. Enter “dxdiag” in the displayed dialog box and click
the [OK] button.
If the version of DirectX is older than 9.0c, upgrade
it.
-
•
Is the cellular phone in use support the 320x240, 640
x480, or D1 (720´576) resolution? Or is the image data
size too big to display images on the cellular phone?
Refer to the manuals provided with the cellular phone
in use for the restrictions of image data sizes.
-
Cannot access the unit from
a mobile terminal.
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No image is displayed. /
Older images or logs are
displayed.
•
When [Every time I visit the webpage] is not selected
for [Check for newer versions of stored pages:] in the
[Temporary Internet Files] section, images sometimes
may not be displayed on the “Live” page.
In this case, do the following.
1. Select [Internet Options...] from [Tools] on the
menu bar of Internet Explorer. The [Internet
Options] window will be displayed.
2. When using Internet Explorer 7.0, Internet
Explorer 8.0, or Internet Explorer 9.0:
Click the [Settings] button in the [Browsing history]
section on the [General] tab, and then select [Every
time I visit the webpage] for [Check for newer
versions of stored pages:] in the [Temporary
Internet Files] section on the [Temporary Internet
Files and History Settings] window.
When using Internet Explorer 6.0:
Click the [Settings...] button in the [Temporary
Internet Files] section on the [General] tab, and
then select [Every visit to the page] for [Check for
newer versions of stored pages:] on the [Settings]
window.
The image is not
being refreshed.
•
Depending on the version of your browser, there might
be difficulties refreshing the picture, etc.
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•
Depending on the traffic of the network or the
concentration of access to the unit, there might be
difficulties displaying the camera picture. Request the
camera picture using the web browser such as by
pressing the [F5] key, etc.
-
•
Is the viewer software installed on the PC?
Confirm that the viewer software “Network Camera
View 4S” is installed.
-
•
Is “Real time” selected for “Alarm status update
mode”?
7.1
Press the [F5] key on the keyboard of the PC or click
the [Live] button.
1.
2
13.
1
The alarm occurrence
indication button on
the“Live” page do not
display the current
status in real time.
No image is displayed on the •
“Live” page.
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Shortcut icon of the unit is
not displayed on “My
Network Places” of the PC.
•
Is the Windows component of UPnP added?
Add the component to the PC in use.
Images are not displayed
or not refreshed smoothly.
•
Delete temporary internet files as follows.
1. Select “Internet Options...” under “Tools” on the
menu bar of Internet Explorer. The “Internet
Options” window will be displayed.
2. Click the [Delete Files...] button in the “Temporary
Internet Files” section on the [General] tab.
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•
The firewall function of the anti-virus software may be
filtering the port of the unit.
Exclude the port number of the unit from the list of the
port numbers to be filtered by the anti-virus software.
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H.264 images are
not displayed.
•
When “Network Camera View 4S” is deleted from a PC
on which both the viewer software “Network Camera
View 3” and “Network Camera View 4” are installed, H.
264 images may not be displayed.
In this case, delete “Network Camera View 3” from the
PC and then install “Network Camera View 4S”.
The connected
camera cannot be
controlled.
•
Confirm that the RS485 settings match
those required for the Thermal Camera
Image is grainy or
shows little detail
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This can be a result of weather
conditions. The Thermal Camera differs
from a visual camera by relying on
variances in temperature. Some weather
conditions such as rain can cause areas
of uniform temperature that will therefore
appear the same when viewed through a
thermal camera.
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Appendix A – Introduction to Thermal Imaging
Appendix A – Introduction to Thermal Imaging
A thermographic camera or infrared camera is a device that forms an image using infrared radiation, similar to a
common camera that forms an image using visible light. Instead of the 450–750 nanometer range of the visible
light camera, infrared cameras operate in wavelengths as long as 14,000 nm (14 µm).
A.1 Light Basics
In order to understand thermal imaging, it is important to understand something about light. The amount of
energy in a light wave is related to its wavelength: Shorter wavelengths have higher energy. Of visible light,
violet has the most energy, and red has the least. Just next to the visible light spectrum is the infrared spectrum.
Infrared light can be split into three categories:
1.
2.
3.
Near-infrared (near-IR) - Closest to visible light, near-IR has wavelengths that range from 0.7 to 1.3
microns, or 700 billionths to 1,300 billionths of a meter.
Mid-infrared (mid-IR) - Mid-IR has wavelengths ranging from 1.3 to 3 microns. Both near-IR and mid-IR
are used by a variety of electronic devices, including remote controls.
Far-infrared (Far-IR) - Occupying the largest part of the infrared spectrum, thermal-IR has wavelengths
ranging from 3 microns to over 30 microns.
The key difference between thermal-IR and the other two is that thermal-IR is emitted by an object instead of
reflected off it. Infrared light is emitted by an object because of what is happening at the atomic level. A special
lens focuses the infrared light emitted by all of the objects in view.
The focused light is scanned by a phased array of infrared-detector elements. The detector elements create a
very detailed temperature pattern called a thermogram. It only takes about one-thirtieth of a second for the
detector array to obtain the temperature information to make the thermogram. This information is obtained from
several thousand points in the field of view of the detector array.
The thermogram created by the detector elements is translated into electric impulses which are then sent to a
signal-processing unit, a circuit board with a dedicated chip that translates the information from the elements
into data for the display.
The signal-processing unit sends the information to the display, where it can be shown in a variety of display
modes depending on the intensity of the infrared emission. The combination of all the impulses from all of the
elements creates the image
A.2 Uncooled infrared detectors
Some thermal imaging cameras need cooling systems to reduce the amount of thermally induced noise they
pick up and improve image quality. Uncooled detectors such as the detector in the Thermal Camera do not
require these cooling systems. Uncooled thermal cameras use a sensor operating at ambient temperature, or a
sensor stabilized at a temperature close to ambient using small temperature control elements. Modern uncooled
detectors all use sensors that work by the change of resistance, voltage or current when heated by infrared
radiation. These changes are then measured and compared to the values at the operating temperature of the
sensor.
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Uncooled detectors are mostly based on pyroelectric and ferroelectric materials or microbolometer technology.
The material is used to form pixels with highly temperature-dependent properties, which are thermally insulated
from the environment and read electronically.
A.3 Atmospheric conditions and their effect of
Thermal Imaging.
Thermal imaging cameras can see in total darkness, through fog, rain and snow – producing a clear image in
which details can be discerned.
However, the distance thermal cameras can see is affected by existing atmospheric conditions. A thermal
imaging camera produces images based on the differences in thermal radiation that is emitted by the object in
question. Therefore the further this infrared signal has to travel from the object to the camera, the more of the
signal can be lost.
Based on this reasoning the attenuation factor, the ratio of the incident radiation to the radiation transmitted
through a shielding material, needs to be considered.
A.3.1 Humidity;
Humid air acts as a shield for infrared radiation, summer months usually have a higher attenuation compared to
winter months due to increased humidity levels. So even in good weather conditions, you will be able to see
further with a thermal camera in the winter than in the summer.
A.3.2 Fog, rain & snow:
Fog, rain and snow affect the ability of a Thermal imaging camera to detect objects. Fog, rain and snow are all
visible aggregates of water droplets which have a detrimental effect on the detection levels of thermal imaging
cameras.
In conclusion, it is impossible to state with any definite accuracy how far a thermal camera can see or how
much shorter the range will be in foggy, rainy or snowy conditions. The result is not only dependent on the
atmospheric conditions and the type of fog, rain and snow but it is dependent on the IR camera used and the
properties of the object in terms of its size, temperature difference of the object and its background etc.
A.4 Examples of Thermal Images
The following images show an example of a hot and cold subject, and how they appear when viewed
through a Thermal Imager when set to “Ironbow” mode (see section 1.2)
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The following pictures show a scene as it appears through a conventional camera compared to a
thermal imager when set to “Greyscale (white hot)” mode (see section 1.2):
Day time:
Night time:
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Appendix B – Hyperfocal Distance
Appendix B – Hyperfocal Distance
The hyperfocal distance is a distance beyond which all objects can be brought into an "acceptable" focus. It is
the closest distance at which a lens can be focused while keeping objects at infinity acceptably sharp.
Therefore the hyperfocal distance is the distance beyond which all objects are acceptably sharp, for a lens
when focused at infinity.
As the hyperfocal distance is the focus distance giving the maximum depth of field, it is the most desirable
distance to set the focus of a fixed-focus camera.
B.1 Hyperfocal Distance Table.
The hyperfocal distance of the Thermal Camera depends on the lens and sensor type selected, as
shown in the below tables:
Sensor: 384x288 (25µm)
Lens Type (mm)
Hyperfocal Distance (metres)
15
9
18.5
14
25
25
45
81
Sensor: 640x480 (17µm)
Lens Type (mm)
Hyperfocal Distance (metres)
15
13
18.5
20
25
37
45
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