ICA-300 User`s manual

IR Internet Camera

ICA-300

User’s Manual

Copyright

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Declaration of Conformity

This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:

(1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and

(2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

Disclaimer

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Revision

User’s Manual for PLANET Infrared Internet camera

Model: ICA-300

Revision 1.0

Part No. EM-ICA300V1

Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION.............................................................................................. 1

Overview ............................................................................................................................ 1

Physical Details .................................................................................................................. 3

Package Contents .............................................................................................................. 4

CHAPTER 2 BASIC SETUP ................................................................................................... 5

System Requirements........................................................................................................ 5

Installation ......................................................................................................................... 5

Setup ................................................................................................................................... 6

CHAPTER 3 ADVANCED VIEWING SETUP ................................................................... 10

Introduction ..................................................................................................................... 10

Adjusting the Video Image ............................................................................................. 10

Controlling User Access to the Video Stream ............................................................... 13

Making Video available from the Internet.................................................................... 14

CHAPTER 4 WEB-BASED MANAGEMENT .................................................................... 18

Introduction ..................................................................................................................... 18

Connecting to ICA-300.................................................................................................... 18

Welcome Screen............................................................................................................... 19

Viewing Area ................................................................................................................... 20

Control Panel Screen....................................................................................................... 21

Advanced Functions Area............................................................................................... 22

Camera setting Menu...................................................................................................... 22

System Screen .................................................................................................................. 23

Camera Screen................................................................................................................. 25

Network Screen................................................................................................................ 26

User Screen ...................................................................................................................... 30

IP Filter Screen................................................................................................................ 30

FTP Client Screen ........................................................................................................... 32

SMTP Screen ................................................................................................................... 34

Schedule Setting Screen .................................................................................................. 35

Motion Detection Screen................................................................................................. 35

Time Setting Screen......................................................................................................... 37

Popup Screen ................................................................................................................... 38

Firmware upgrade Screen .............................................................................................. 39

Factory Default Screen.................................................................................................... 41

ActiveX Control............................................................................................................... 42

CHAPTER 5 CLIENT UTILITY .......................................................................................... 52

INSTALLATION ............................................................................................................ 52

HOW TO USE ................................................................................................................. 57

APPENDIX A TROUBLESHOOTING ................................................................................ 69

Appendix A Troubleshooting ......................................................................................... 69

APPENDIX B BANDWIDTH CALCULATION ................................................................. 72

Appendix B: Bandwidth Calculation............................................................................. 72

APPENDIX C SPECIFICATIONS........................................................................................ 73

Appendix C: Specifications............................................................................................. 73

Chapter 1

Introduction

This Chapter provides details of the ICA-300's features, components and capabilities.

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Overview

This ICA-300 IR Network Camera is an inexpensive fully scalable surveillance technology. Because the Network Cameras can be plugged in to your existing computer network infrastructure, you will potentially save thousands of dollars on unnecessary cabling. By using IR technology, this Network Camera is not only working on day but also on night.

The ICA-300 is accessible via the Internet connection. Connect your ICA-300 directly to a computer network or DSL modem, and with a standard Web browser you get instant, on demand video streams. Within minutes you can set up the Network

Camera to capture a video image to a PC. Live video images can be uploaded to a website to see on condition that network is available.

Network Camera applications

Features

Ease to use

Plug-N-Watch capability to simplify system integration in an existing network environment.

Greater image quality in day and night with longer life span

ICA-300 can be deployed in many different situations, such as library, train station or factory production line to provide efficient, human-resource reducing, and offers flexibility, affordability, and reliability for the proper surveillance of manufacturing facilities.

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30M IR distance

Multi-Platform support

Supporting TCP/IP networking, SMTP e-mail, and HTTP public network standards,

ICA-300 can be applied and utilized to a mixed IP network environment.

Motion Detection

This feature will send you alert message when motion is detected. The ICA-300 will compare consecutive frames to detect changes caused by the movement of large objects.

High quality video compression

ICA-300 delivers complete, high quality images in JPEG format, which can be viewed using standard web browser.

Internet Features

User-definable administration port number

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This allows Internet Gateways to use “port mapping” so the ICA-300 a and a Web

Server can share the same Internet IP address.

DDNS Support

In order to view video over Internet, user must know the Internet IP address of the gateway used by ICA-300. An easy-to-remember DDNS (Dynamic DNS) name will help you memorize your site more easily.

NTP (Network-Time-Protocol) Support

NTP allows the ICA-300 to calibrate its internal clock from an Internet Time-

Server. This ensures that the time stamp on the recorded video from the ICA-300 will be correct.

Security Features

User Authentication

If desired, the camera access can be restricted to known users. Users will have to enter their username and password before being able to view the video stream.

Up to 10 users can be entered.

IP filter

The camera access not only can be restricted by username/password, but also can be limited by the IP range to bring users more security.

Application

Remote monitoring via Web browser

Powerful central management software – Cam View

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Physical Details

ICA-300 Rear Panel

Rear Panel

Network Cable

RJ-45

RS-485

Composite Video

Output (BNC connector)

Electric Plug

This Ethernet port can detect or negotiate the transmission speed of the network automatically. Please use Category 5

“straight through” cable to connect the Network Camera to a

100Mbps Fast Ethernet network switch or hub.

To connect to an indoor/outdoor Pan/Tilt scanner unit.

Orange: D- , Blue: D+

Use BNC video cable to connect the Network Camera with a

TV monitor.

The input power is 90~240VAC, 50/60Hz

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Package Contents

The following items should be included: If any of these items are damaged or missing, please contact your dealer immediately.

PLANET ICA-300 Camera x 1

Wall mount x 1

Installation software and manual CD x 1

Screw x 4

Quick installation guide

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Chapter 2

Basic Setup

This Chapter provides details of installing and configuring the ICA-300.

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System Requirements

To use the LAN interface, a standard 10/100BaseT hub or switch is required.

System Requirement for viewer:

System

Hardware

Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 or later

VGA Monitor resolution 1024 x 768 (for

Master Vision)

Pentium III 800MHz or above

Memory Size: 128MB or above

VGA card resolution: 800x600 or above

Windows ME, 2000, XP, or 2003

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Hint

Note: The listed information is minimum system requirements only.

Actual requirement will vary depending on the nature of your environment.

Installation

STEP 1. Install the ICA-300 camera to a desired location

STEP 2. Plug-in Network Cable into a network device, ex: hub / switch.

STEP 3. Plug-in electric plug into power socket

STEP 4. If you need to control additional RS-485 device; connect RS485 two wires to

RS485, Orange: D- , Blue: D+.

STEP 5. If required, connect Video BNC connector for local TV or monitor.display

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Setup

Initial setup can be performed either from the web browser or using the supplied

IPEditV3 utility. This utility can locate the ICA-300 even if its IP address is invalid for your network. You can then configure the ICA-300 with appropriate TCP/IP settings for your LAN.

Subsequent administration can be performed with your Web browser, as explained in

Chapter 4 - Web-based Administration

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Setup Procedure

Before setup operations

The ICA-300 provides GUI (Web based, Graphical User Interface) for machine management and maintenance.

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Note Current firmware supports Microsoft Internet Explorer, the Netscape

Navigator support is planned in the future firmware release

1. Default LAN interface IP address of ICA-300 is

192.168.0.20

. Setup the monitoring

PC network within this same segment 192.168.0.xx. You may now open your web browser, and insert http://192.168.0.20 in the address bar of your web browser to logon ICA-300 web configuration page.

2. ICA-300 will prompt for User Name and Password, please enter:

admin

as username to continue machine Web Management.

3. The IE Web Page will display the “Security Warning” window, select “Yes” to install and run the ActiveX control into your PC.

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4. After the ActiveX control was installed and ran, the main screen will be displayed.

5. Now, you login to the Network Camera as a full-authorized administrator. You can enter “Setting” to change the password and setup “Administrator” or “User” authority.

Please refer to “Setting” Î “User” and “IP Filter”.

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IPEditV3 Utility

Or you may execute

IPEditV3

to discover/edit IP address of ICA-300.

Procedures of IPEdit utility

Please find the

IPEditV3.exe

Double-click the computer.

in the

IPEditV3.exe

Utility

folder on user’s manual CD and the following screen should be prompt on your

Choose the destination camera for IP address and device name modifications

After modifications, you may now connect the camera via web browser.

Setup ActiveX to use the ICA-300

The ICA-300 web page communicates machine via ActiveX control. The ActiveX control must be downloaded from ICA-300 and installed on your PC. Your Internet

Explorer security settings must allow for the web page to work correctly. To use the

Network Camera, user must setup his IE browser as follows:

From your IE browse Î ”Tools” Î ”Internet Options…” Î ”Security” Î ”Custom

Level…”, please setup your “Settings” as follow.

Set the first 3 items

• Download the signed ActiveX controls to Prompt

• Download the unsigned ActiveX controls to Prompt

• Initialize and script the ActiveX controls not masked as safe to Prompt

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By now, you have finished your entire PC configuration for Network Camera.

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Chapter 3

Advanced Viewing Setup

This Chapter provides information about the optional settings and features for viewing video via the Web browser. This Chapter is for

Administrators only.

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Introduction

After finishing the network setup, the ICA-300 can immediately be used by all users on your LAN.

This chapter describes some additional settings and options for viewing live video:

Adjusting the video image

Controlling user access to the live video stream

Making video available from the Internet

Adjusting the Video Image

If necessary, the ICA-300 administrator can adjust the video image. Settings are provided for:

Image size

- Select the desired size. The larger sizes require greater bandwidth.

Image quality

- This determines the degree of compression applied to the Video stream. Higher quality requires greater bandwidth.

Saturation, Sharpness, Contrast, Hue adjustment

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To Adjust the Video Image:

1. Connect to the ICA-300 via Internet Explorer. the menu, select

Camera

. You will see a screen like the example below.

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Camera setting

3. Make the required adjustments, as explained below, and save your changes.

Camera Setting

Image Size

Image Quality

Select the desired video resolution. The default resolution is set to 320*240.

Available resolution:

176x144

320x240

352x288

640x480

Select the desired image quality. The default Image Quality is set to Standard.

Available selection:

Image, Mirror,

Focus Mode,

White Balance

Mode, Exposure

Mode

Saturation,

Sharpness,

Contrast, Hue

Clarity

: Video is better but frame rate may be slower

Fluency

: Video is not as good as Clarity but frame rate may be higher

Default

: System default value.

Note: Higher image quality requires more bandwidth.

These function buttons are reserved for PTZ model. It’s not functional in ICA-300.

Image quality adjustment, the parameter ranges from 0 to 255

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Options

Audio, Camera tour

Reset to default

These functions are not available for this model.

If this option is enabled, all the settings in this page will be reset to factory default values.

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Note

Please check the appendix A for more information on the image adjustment.

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Controlling User Access to the Video Stream

By default, only system administrators can connect to the ICA-300 and view live video.

If desired, you may apply the access privileges to known users, by requiring each user to login to the ICA-300 with their individual username and password.

To Enable this feature:

1. Connect to the Web-based interface of the ICA-300. (Please check related chapters for details.) machine menu, select

User.

3. You may add up to 10 users in machine database, choose the user number, and enter the name, password and access right for each user.

User Setting Screen

Operation

The username of “Administrator” is fixed as “admin”. User can modify the password of “Administrator”.

When each user connects, they will be prompted for their username and password.

They must enter the name and password defined on the User screen above.

The camera system administrator can have full access/system modification privileges; the user only has viewing privilege.

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Making Video available from the Internet

If your LAN is connected to the Internet, typically by a Broadband Gateway/Router and

Broadband modem, you can make the ICA-300 available via the Internet.

ICA-300 Setup

The ICA-300 configuration does NOT need to change, unless:

You wish to change the port number from the default value (1024).

You wish to use the DDNS (Dynamic DNS) feature of the ICA-300.

Second HTTP Port Configuration

Normally, HTTP (Web) connections use port 80. Since the ICA-300 uses HTTP, but port 80 is likely to be used by a Web Server, you can use a different port for the ICA-

300. This port is called the "

HTTP Port2

". (The first port is port 80.)

The HTTP port2 is disabled in default settings. If you prefer to use a different port number than port 80, you can specify the port number on the ICA-300's

Network

screen, as shown below.

Network Screen

The

Network

screen is part of the Web-based Administration interface. See

Chapter 4

Web-based Management

for further details on using this function.

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Hint

Viewers need to know this port number in order to connect and view live video, so the current communication port number has to be informed to the remote users to connect to.

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DDNS (Dynamic DNS)

Many Internet connections use a "Dynamic IP address", where the Internet IP address is allocated whenever the Internet connection is established.

This means that other Internet users don't know the IP address, so can't establish a connection.

DDNS is designed to solve this problem, by allowing users to connect to your LAN using a domain name, rather than an IP address.

To use DDNS:

1. Register for the DDNS service with a supported DDNS service provider. You can then apply for, and be allocated, a Domain Name.

2. Enter and save the correct DDNS settings on the

DDNS Setting

screen in the

Network

setting menu.

3. Operation is then automatic:

The ICA-300 will then automatically contact the DDNS server whenever it detects that the Internet IP address has changed, and inform the DDNS server of the new IP address.

Internet users can then connect to your LAN using the Domain Name allocated by the DDNS service provider.

Limitation: if the ICA-300 is installed with private IP address behind the NAT router, please find and enable the DDNS feature on the router. This can prevent the remote users from not be able to connect to the camera.

Current supported DDNS service provider: www.dyndns.org

, www.no-ip.com

DDNS Setting Screen

Router/Gateway Setup for remote viewing

Your Router or Gateway must be configured to pass incoming TCP (HTTP) connections (from remote viewers) to the ICA-300. The Router/Gateway uses the

Port

Number

to determine which incoming connections are intended for the ICA-300.

This feature is normally called

Port Forwarding

or

Virtual Servers

in the router. The

Port Forwarding/Virtual Server entry tells the Router/Gateway that incoming TCP

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connections should be passed to the ICA-300. If necessary, check the user manual for your Router/Gateway for further details.

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Hint

The "Port" for the

Port Forwarding / Virtual Server

entry above is the " HTTP Port2" number specified on the

Network

screen of the

ICA-300.

Viewing via the Internet

Clients (viewers) will need a broadband connection for viewing the camera; dial-up connections are not recommended for the online video display.

Using your Web Browser

If using your Web browser, you need to know the address of the camera (either the

Internet IP address or the Domain name) and the correct communication port number.

Enter the address of the ICA-300 and its port number, in the

Address

(or

Location

) field of your Browser.

Example - IP address:

HTTP://203.70.249.52:1024

Where the Router/Gateway's Internet IP address is

203.70.212.52

and the "

HTTP

Port2

" number on the ICA-300 is

1024

.

Example - Domain Name:

HTTP://ica300.dyndns.org: 1024

Where the Router/Gateway's Domain name is ica300.dyndns.org and the "

HTTP

Port2

" number on the ICA-300 is

1024

.

Using the Windows Viewing/Recording Utility

If using the CamView Utility, the details of the ICA-300 must be entered on the

Internet

tab of the

Add Camera

screen.

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CamView - Add Camera Screen

You can then select the camera in the

Cameras

list on the main screen, and click

OK

to establish a connection and view live video.

Please check

respective chapter

for further details of viewing Video using either the

Windows Viewing/Recording utility or Web Browser.

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Chapter 4

Web-based Management

This Chapter provides Setup details of the ICA-300’s Web-based

Interface. This Chapter is for Administrators only.

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Introduction

The ICA-300 can be configured using your Web Browser. This must have an IP address, which is compatible with your PC.

Connecting to ICA-300

Use the following procedure to establish a connection from your PC to the ICA-

300

Once connected, you can add the ICA-300 to your Browser's

Favorites

or

Bookmarks

.

Connecting using your Web Browser

1. Start your web browser.

2. In the Address box, enter "HTTP://" and the IP Address of the ICA-300,

3.

Example for default setting:

HTTP://192.168.0.20

4. Default /

password

for machine login:

admin

/ <no password> the and

Password

have been assigned, enter the name and password you assigned.

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Welcome Screen

When you connect, the camera

Home

screen will be displayed.

Camera Home Screen

The Home screen can be divided into three areas:

Viewing Area -

Images from the Network Camera

Control Panel Area -

Network Camera Manipulation and image quality control

Advanced Functions area -

only available for administrator. Camera administrator can have full configuration in this menu.

These options are explained in the following sections.

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Viewing Area

This screen is displayed when you log in machine

Viewing Area Screen

The ICA-300 web page requires ActiveX control to display the video content. The

ActiveX control must be downloaded from the camera and installed on your PC.

The security settings on the Internet Explorer must allow the ActiveX plug in to be functional. Please refer to the chapter 2 Basic Setup.

After the ActiveX installation completed, video content will start playing automatically. Due to various network conditions, the video display may be a delay of a few seconds while the video stream is buffered.

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Control Panel Screen

When you connect, the camera

control panel

screen will be displayed.

Camera Control Panel Screen

The function on the control panel can be shown below:

Item

1

2

Button

Video resolution

Descriptions

Adjust Video resolution

Network Camera provides 4 resolutions:

640x480, 352x288, 320x240, 176x144

For NTSC camera: 320x240 is suitable

For PAL camera: 352x288 and 176x144 are suitable

However, all resolution are available for NTSC and PAL camera

Adjust video brightness of camera

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4

Video brightness adjustment

Frame rate adjustment

Audio On/Off

Adjust video frame rate via scrolling the listed numbers: 1, 5,

10, 15, 20, 25, 30

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Video quality adjustment

Turn on/off audio output function. Note: This function is not available in ICA-300.

Adjust video quality.

Clarity

: Video is better but frame rate may be slower

Fluency

: Video is not as good as Clarity but frame rate may be higher

Default: System default value

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Advanced Functions Area

The

Advanced Functions

menu offers more features and camera control privileges to meet various application demands.

Note

:

Only available for administrator

Advanced Functions Screen

Three categories are contained:

Setting

System Configuration (Basic Setting , Application)

Trigger

Capture

Send out current message or setup activities

Capture current screen and save to HDD or other media

Camera setting Menu

Clicking on

Setting

on the menu provides privileges to all the settings for the ICA-300.

The

Setting

menu is divided into 2 categories:

Basic

and

Application settings

:

The Basic menu provides essential configurations of the ICA-300, and the Application menu is provided for various applications. Click on each button to display its setting page.

Basic Setting

Parameters in the Basic configuration menu provide machine adjustment; the available configurations are listed below:

Basic Setting

Symbol Item Action

System

Define Frame Rate, camera name and view system log file.

Camera

Adjust camera parameters.

Network

User

Configure Network setting such as DHCP On/Off,

DDNS and PPPoE

Setup user name, password and login privilege.

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IP Filter

Setup legal IP address of user login (This function should be used with function “User” altogether)

System Screen

Click on the

System

menu, you will see a screen like the example below.

System Screen

System Settings

System ID

Product serial number

Camera Name

Default frame rate

Log

This displays the name for the ICA-300; camera name is useful while multiple units are used.

The default frame rate in ICA-300 is 30fps, the video frame rate can be adjusted in this menu or on the Control panel menu

Administrator can check the log information in machine, including the Main Info, Appended Info, Operator IP, Operator

MAC, and Time.

Select the “

View

” button to check the log file.

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Log Screen

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Camera Screen

Click on the

Camera

menu, you will see a screen like the example below

Note

: please adjust carefully to have proper machine configurations.

Camera Screen

Data - Camera Screen

Camera Setting

Image Size

Image Quality

Image, Mirror,

Focus Mode,

White Balance

Mode, Exposure

Mode

Saturation,

Sharpness,

Contrast, Hue

Select the desired video resolution. The default resolution is set to 320*240.

Available resolution:

176x144

320x240

352x288

640x480

Select the desired image quality. The default Image Quality is set to Standard.

Available selection:

Clarity

: Video is better but frame rate may be slower

Fluency

: Video is not as good as Clarity but frame rate may be higher

Default

: System default value.

Note: Higher image quality requires more bandwidth.

These functions are available for PTZ Network Camera only.

It’s not functional for this model.

Image quality adjustment, the parameter ranges from 0 to 255

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Options

Audio, Camera tour

Reset to default

These functions are not available for ICA-300.

If this option is enabled, all the settings in this page will be reset to factory default values.

Network Screen

You may configure Network setting such as IP address, DHCP, DDNS and

PPPoE in the Network setting page.

Network screen

Data - Network Screen

Network Settings

DHCP

“DHCP OFF” is default network setting of the Network Camera, if users choose “DHCP ON” when a ICA-300 is joined into the

LAN, it will issue the DHCP packets to request an IP address that is dynamically assigned by the DHCP server. If it can not get a DHCP address on a limited tries, the ICA-300 will assigned a default IP address as the default IP address.

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IP address,

Subnet mask,

Default gateway,

Primary DNS,

Secondary

DNS

HTTP Port 1,

HTTP Port 2

These parameters allow users to setup the IP address assigned by ISP. Your ISP should provide all the information requied for

Internet access.

Note:

User need to reboot the IC-300 to make this setting to take effect.

Users could assign the port number of http protocol, and the

WAN users should follow the port number to login.

DDNS Setting

The DDNS is designed to solve dynamic IP problem, by allowing users to connect to your ICA-300 using a friendly domain name, rather than an numeric IP address.

Please refer to the chapter 3 Advanced Viewing Setup Æ Making Video available from the Internet.

Network Settings

Enable DDNS

Username,

Password

Domain Name

HTTP Proxy,

Proxy

Username,

Proxy

Password

Enable or disable DDNS function.

Enter the Username/Password for your DDNS account.

Enter the host name assigned by DDNS service provider.

Enter the parameter assigned by DDNS service provider.

DDNS screen

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PPPoE Setting

A standard builds on Ethernet and Point-to-Point network protocol

It allows a local PC with xDSL or cable connects with broadband network. Also this local PC gets a dynamic IP address. For more PPPoE and Internet configuration, please consult your local dealer or ISP.

PPPoE screen

The ICA-300 can directly connect to the ADSL, however, PPPoE setting should be setup first in LAN environment, and then connect to the ADSL modem. Power on again, then the ICA-300 will dial up to the ISP connect to the WAN through the ADSL modem.

The procedures are as following:

• Connect ICA-300 to the LAN by DHCP or Fixed IP. Please refer to the

chapter 2

Basic Setup

Æ

Setup.

• Access the ICA-300 via web browser, enter Setting Î Network.

• Select “PPPoE Setting”.

• Input the “User” and “Password” which are provided by your local ISP.

• Select the “Send Mail after dialed”, and input the “Mail Server“ and the related information fields.

• If the mail server needs authentication, then the check box of “Password” needs to be checked, and input the password.

• Input both the “Sender email”, “Receiver email” is required.

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• The “Subject” field can be modified.

• Select “Save” to save the setting.

• If the ADSL Modem and ICA-300 were connected with a hub, after all the information were inputted, then you can press “Dial” to do the PPPoE dial.

If the PPPoE option “Send mail after dialed” is selected, then when PPPoE dials up to

ISP successfully, a mail that contains the Dialup IP Address/ Netmask/ Gateway address/ DNS Server address will be mailed to preset e-Mail address.

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Hint

Please consult your ISP personnel to obtain proper PPPoE/IP address related information, and input carefully. If Internet connection cannot be established, please check the physical connection or contact the ISP service staff for support information.

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User Screen

This User setting can set up to 10 different usernames and passwords. Every one set of username and password can be acted as an Administrator or just a general user.

Please refer to the

chapter 3 Advanced Viewing Setup

Æ

Controlling User Access to the Video Stream.

User Screen

IP Filter Screen

The IP filter can set 10 different user’s IP address, which are allowing enter or disregarding by the ICA-300. Please configure “User” before “IP Filter”.

Each “User” username and password matches with one “IP Filter” user.

IP Filter Screen

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Function Notification

The page of user setting is very closely related to the IP filter settings. While the administrators are setting these two pages, they should notice that login authorities are not only based on the login names but also the range of IP addresses.

Administrators could reject login users according to both login names and IP addresses. The administrator accounts have the supreme power; system will always accept no matter how IP filter setting was set.

Several examples to explain the logical relations between login names and the IP policy:

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User page:

Login name 1= 12345, Password=12345, Access Authority=any

IP filter page

: Default Policy=Allow, login name1 comes from 192.168.0.A to B=Allow

Result:

when the remote users login in the name of 12345 and come from the IP addresses 192.168.0.A to 192.168.0.B, login will be successful. If these users did not come from the IP addresses A to B, login access will be rejected.

-2-.

User page:

Login name 1= 12345, Password=12345, Access Authority=any

IP filter page

: Default Policy=Allow, login name1 comes from 192.168.0.A to B=Deny

Result:

when the remote users login in the name of 12345 and come from the IP addresses 192.168.0.A to 192.168.0.B, login will be denied. If these users did not come from the IP addresses A to B, login access will be successful.

-3-.

(

User page:

Login name 1= 12345, Password=12345, Access Authority=any

IP filter page:

Default Policy=Deny, login name1 comes from 192.168.0.A to B=Deny/

Allow

Result:

login of all the login names will be rejected except the login name “admin”.

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Application Setting

Application

Symbol Item Action

FTP Client

Setup the ICA-300 as a client site and configure

Server site in order to upload images to server

SMTP

Setup Email configuration

Schedule

Motion

Detection

Time

Setting

Schedule Motion Detection to send email or upload images.

Setup motion detection area and sensitivity

Setup the ICA-300 time configuration

Popup

Firmware

Upgrade

Setup event message while a motion has been detected.

Firmware upgrade

Factory

Default

FTP Client Screen

Restore to the factory default setting

Setup the ICA-300 as a FTP client and configure FTP server related information to upload images to server

When there is a motion been detected, user can send the captured images to the pre set FTP server.

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FTP Client Screen

Network Settings

FTP server name

Username,

Password

Remote path

Image file name

Suffix

IP address or domain name of the destination FTP server

Please input the Username/Password for the FTP server

Please input the uploading file path to the destination FTP server.

Please input the file name that you want to assign to the images when sending them to the FTP server.

Date/Time:

The date/time suffix is added to the file name.

Sequence number:

A consecutive number is added to the basic file name. A number of up to 10 digits between 0000000000 to 4294967295 is added to the file name.

Enable or disable clear sequence number

Sequence No. clear

Mode

Event / Periodical sending / Off

Please select a mode to upload a captured image.

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SMTP Screen

This screen is displayed when the

SMTP

menu option is clicked.

SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol) is a protocol for sending e-mail messages between servers. The mail server address must be filled in this field.

SMTP Screen

Network Settings

SMTP server name

Enter the address of SMTP server used to send the mail. Please ensure the server is using SMTP protocol and able to relay mails for you. Some SMTP server may require authentication. Please enable the “Check Password”, and enter the password field for authentication.

Enter the Username/Password for your SMTP account.

Username,

Password

Sender’s Mail

Box

Receiver’s Mail

Box

Enter the sender’s e-mail address in the field. This field must be entered with a valid e-mail format.

Enter the receiver’s e-mail address in the field.

Note:

Multiple receiver email addresses by using semicolon to separate.

Subject

Mode

Enter the subject of outgoing mail up to 64 characters.

Event / Periodical sending / Off

Please select a mode to send a captured image.

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Schedule Setting Screen

The Schedule can enable motion detection in an arranged period in order to avoid unnecessary images transmitting and catch the desired images.

Schedule Setting Screen

Motion Detection Screen

The motion detection is implemented by a patented software algorithm, it runs on the Network Camera, due to a larger processing power of motion detection, the overall performance of Network Camera will be degraded; the frame rate may be reduced.

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Network Settings

Enable Motion

Detection

Sensitivity

Area

Enable or disable Motion Detection function in ICA-300

Select the desired option to suit your environment. If covering a large area, you usually need higher sensitivity, since a moving object will take only a small portion of the image.

Adjust the motion detection area. By dragging mouse position on the image, you can see a red-box area which is the motion detection area according to your sensitivity.

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Time Setting Screen

This screen is displayed when the Time Setting menu option is clicked.

You can setup the ICA-300 time or make it synchronized with PC or remote server. Also, you may select your time zone in order to synchronize time locally.

Time Screen

Network Settings

IP Cam Time

PC Time

Set Time

Date

(yy/mm/dd)

Time

(hh:mm:ss)

Time Zone

Provides settings of adjusting the camera’s time

This is default time value for PC.

Three options of Synchronize with PC's time / User Input / NTP are available for your selection to link with the Time Server. The default setting is Synchronize the time with PC’s time

To set the Date and Time manually select “User Input” and system administrator must enter the Date and Time in the respective field manually. Change the date according to the yyyy/mm/dd format. Change the time according to the hh:mm:ss by 24 hours format.

System administrator must select the time zone for the region.

Please refer to the appendix for the time zone selection table.

L

Hint

Please find below NTP server web address for your reference to set the timeserver. http://www.eecis.udel.edu/~mills/ntp/clock1.htm http://www.eecis.udel.edu/~mills/ntp/clock2.htm

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Popup Screen

This screen is for setting event message while a motion has been detected.

A message window will be displayed on the screen immediately when any motion is detected.

Pop up Screen

Network Settings

Pop-up text

Display mode

Motion detection

Input the warming text.

Only administrator can see the message or any user can see it.

Enable or disable pop-up text function according to motion detection function whether it is enabled.

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Firmware upgrade Screen

This screen is displayed when you click the

Firmware

Upgrade option in menu. Download the latest firmware to your PC.

Then follow this procedure:

1. Close all other applications, which are not necessary for firmware update.

2. Disable Motion Detection function.

3. Disable Camera Tour function.

4. Set the video resolution to 176 x 144 or smaller.

5. Set the frame rate to 1 fps.

6. Select “Firmware Upgrade” in menu.

7. The Firmware Upgrade screen will appear:

Firmware Upgrade Screen

8. Select the Firmware binary file. (It must be make sure that the Firmware only apply to ICA-300, once update, it will be burned into FLASH ROM of system.)

9. Once the firmware file was selected, select “Upload”.

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10. Press the “here” button to begin to upgrade firmware.

11. Press the “OK” button to continue.

The upgrade progress status information will be displayed on the screen.

Warning:

The firmware upgrade cannot be interrupted. If the power and/or network connection are broken during the download procedure, it might possibly cause permanent damage to the ICA-300.

Once the upgrading process completed, the ICA-300 will reboot the system automatically.

Note

: please wait for 20 seconds, and then you can connect to machine again.

L

Hint

• Do not interrupt the upgrading procedure during proceeding; or the inner component might be permanently damaged.

• Suggest not to upgrading firmware via Wireless LAN due to high error rate possibility.

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Factory Default Screen

This screen is displayed when you click the Factory Default option in the application menu. Please Click “OK” button to load default settings to camera. The “Factory Default” button will restore to the factory default configuration, all information changed and saved on the flash will be lost, and restored to the factory default setting.

Trigger & Capture

Trigger:

This is sending an image manually to test the related settings are correct, using

Trigger section on the main page.

Network Settings

FTP

Upload a captured image to FTP server

Mail

Mail captured image to specific mail address

Note:

This function is available for logging-in as an administrator only.

Capture:

This screen is displayed when you click the Capture menu and the function can capture current image and save it to storage media. The image is saved in the JPEG format.

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Note:

This function is available for logging-in as an administrator only.

ActiveX Control

In the viewing area, the plug-in ActiveX control support a lot of functions by clicking the right mouse button. This feature only supports on the ActiveX control within Microsoft®

Internet Explorer.

On the ActiveX control, right click the Right Mouse Button, then a menu pop-up. This menu provides feature that are unique to the ActiveX control. These functions include

• “View”,

• “Splits”,

• “Rotate”,

• “Quality”,

• “Resolution”,

• “Image Recording…”,

• “Save Current Picture As …”

View

This screen is displayed when you click the “View” menu on the ActiveX control.

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View Settings

Resizable

Actual size

Make the image is resizable, but “Actual size disable”, the

“Splits” is supported on this mode.

Make the image show as the actual size, the “Splits” function does not work on this mode.

A status bar display on the button of the image.

Status Bar

After the

“Resizable”

was selected, the border of the image changed to resizable border.

After the

“Actual size”

was selected, the image will displayed as the actual size, in this example, the image displays as a 320 x 240 pixels.

After the “Status bar” selected, machine status will be displayed on the bottom. It displays

Status

Open/Close camera status

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Resolution

704x576, 640x480, 320x240, 352x288, 176x144, 160x120 (PAL)

640x480, 320x240, 352x288, 176x144, 160x120 (NTSC)

Quality

Highest, High, Medium, Low, Lowest

Split

1x1, 2x2, 3x3, 4x4

Rotate

- Normal: “Rotate 0”, the default state.

- Rotate: “Rotate 180”, rotate the image by 180 degree; used on the camera was up side down mounted.

- Flip Vertical: Flip the image vertically.

- Flip Horizontal: Flip the image horizontally.

Frame Rate

URL

Split

This screen is displayed when you click the “Split” menu on the ActiveX control.

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The Network Camera provides four setting for Window split, it can display different time frame images of the selected Network Camera. The time string with green characters is the current displayed image.

Available selection: 1 x 1 (Default)

2 x 2

3 x 3

4 x 4

Note:

The images on the split window are the same camera, but with different time. It is useful on the low frame rate condition, and then user can check the images that are the recently got.

Rotate & Quality & Resolution

Rotate:

An image can be rotated in predefined 180-degree increments.

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After the

“Rotate 180”

was selected, the image will be overturned from 0 to the angle 180.

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Resolution:

Available resolution:

176x144

320x240

352x288

640x480

If users control the ICA-300 of NTSC through internet, they could have 5 choices of resolution: 640x480, 352x288, 320x240, 176x144, 160x120.

If users control the ICA-300 of PAL through internet, they could have 6 choices of resolution: 704x576, 640x480, 352x288, 320x240, 176x144, 160x120.

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Hint

Quality:

Available quality:

The control method is the same as control panel’s

“Resolution

”.

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Highest (The same as “Clarity” on control panel )

High

Medium (The same as “Default” on control panel )

Low

Lowest (The same as “Fluency” on control panel )

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Hint

The control method is the same as control panel’s

“Image

Quality

”.

Image Recording

This screen is displayed when you click the “Image Recording” menu on the ActiveX control.

Recoding Screen

Save as JPEG:

Select this option and click “Save as JPEG” for detailed configurations. The predefined schedule can be set by JPEG.

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During the JPEG file recording, a yellow icon displays on lower right position of the image to indicate the JPEG saving process. If users want to stop the recording, please press the “Stop Image Recording” to stop the image recording process.

After “Stop Image Recording”, list the files, these files are named as file_name_prefixed_yyyy_mm_dd_hh_mm_ss_ms.jpg

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Save as AVI:

Select this option and click “Save as AVI” for detailed configurations. The pre-defined schedule can be set by AVI.

During the AVI file recording, a red icon displays on lower right position of the image to indicate the AVI saving process. If want stop the recording, please press the “Stop

Image Recording” to stop the save as AVI process.

After the “

Stop Image Recording

”, list the file on the selected saved directory, the file were saved by the filename_prefix_date_time.avi.

The AVI files can be displayed by the standard Windows Media Player, but it needs the DirectX 9.0 or higher version to be installed.

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Save Current Picture As

This screen is displayed when you click the “Save Current Picture As” menu on the

ActiveX control.

Please select the “Save Current Picture As” to save the current display image into the local PC.

Please input the ”file name”, and click “Save” button.

Please select the file to display the saved image by using any one of graph editing tools.

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Chapter 5

Client UTILITY

This chapter provides how to manage multiple network cameras by powerful

CamView utility.

INSTALLATION

The CamView utility for ICA-300 is a powerful utility for video recording, viewing, and camera administrations.

Please insert the user’s manual CD and start the CamView installation from the default page or manually browse the

Utility

folder in the CD to install the software:

5.1. CamView Installation

Run the “

setup.exe

” to start installation. A welcome message is shown as the following figure, and then hit the

Next

button to continue.

Read the license agreement first, please. If you accept the agreement, select

I accept the agreement

, and then hit the

Next

button to continue.

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Decide which directory to install the software. By default, just hit the

Next

button to continue

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Decide the program group name. By default, just hit the

Next

button to continue.

Decide whether to create a desktop icon of the program. By default, just hit the

Next

button to continue.

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Ready to install. By default, just hit the

Install

button to start installation.

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Installing, wait for a moment.

Installation complete. Press

Finish

to launch the program. Otherwise, uncheck the check box to run the program later.

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HOW TO USE

After successfully installing the utility, this icon,

Double click on it to launch the program.

, will be added to the desktop.

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5.2. CamView User Interface

5.2.

5.2.

5.2.

5.2.

CamView main screen.

5.2.1. Date and Time

The current date and time of the computer are displayed here.

5.2.

5.2.2. Viewer Screen

CamView is able to monitor up to 16 Internet cameras. Users may choose different layout to monitor different sites. The available camera display modes are shown below:

Single

: Only one viewer displays video.

2 x 2

: The screen is divided into 4 sub-screens.

3 x 3

: The screen is divided into 9 sub-screens.

4 x 4

: The screen is divided into 16 sub-screens.

5.2.3. Camera and Layout Selection

Here is a combo box to select cameras. When you select a camera here, you can press buttons below the combo box to start the recording, snapshot tasks and so on.

Moreover, there are four buttons for you to specify the layout of the screen.

5.2.4. Recording and Playback

Here are buttons to record, snapshot and playback.

5.2.5. Camera and Application Settings

Here are buttons to set the camera or the application program.

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5.2.

5.2.

5.2.

5.2.

5.2.6. Camera Zoom

Here are two buttons to zoom in or zoom out on the image.

Note: camera zoom feature is reserved for future PTZ model.

5.2.7. Camera Pan/Tilt Control

Here are five buttons to move the camera to the up, down, left, right and home, respectively

5.2.8. Camera Selector and Recording

Here are buttons to select cameras, and toggle buttons for recording.

5.2.9. Alert Message

Here is a combo box to show alert messages. Ex: free space is almost exhausted.

5.3. Application Configuration

Press the button shown below to configure the application program. After the button is pressed, a dialog form will show up. Users then configure the program by the form as the following sections.

5.3.1. Initial Setup Settings

Figure 5.3.1 shows settings for the global scope of the application including initialization and environment. After all settings are complete, press the OK button to save the configuration, and exit the form.

The following lists descriptions of each setting:

Viewer Layout: Set the initial layout of cameras when starting CamView.

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Figure 5.3.1. The Application Tab

5.3.2. Camera Settings

As shown in Figure 5.3.2, users can set parameters of each camera.

If the

Restore

button is pressed, the current setting modifications of the specified camera will be cleared and restore to the original.

If the

Apply

button is pressed, the current setting modifications will be applied to the specified camera. Note that these modifications are not saved to the persistent storage like HD on the computer.

If the

OK

button is pressed, all settings on all tabs will be saved, and exit the form.

The following lists descriptions of each setting:

IP

: IP of the camera.

Port

: Connection port of the camera. The default is 80.

Record Path

: A directory storing recorded video files. Double-click the input field or click the button to select the directory.

Record Number of Frame

: The maximum number of images in a video file.

Snapshot Path: A directory storing snapshots. Double-click the input field or click the button to select the directory.

Recording at Start

: If the box is checked, the program will do recording for the specified camera automatically at the time it is started running.

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Figure 5.3.2. The Camera Tab

5.3.3. Scheduling

As shown in Figure 5.3.3, users can schedule recording tasks.

When you press the

Add

button, the editing task will be added to the schedule item list.

When the

Modify

button is pressed, the specified task will be updated.

If the

Remove

button is pressed, the specified task will be removed from the list.

The

Apply

button is unused for this tab.

Press

OK

button will save all settings on all tabs, and exit the form.

The following lists descriptions of each setting:

Hour

: Set the hour of time in 24- hour manner. * stands for all hours.

Minute

: Set the minute of time. * stands for all minutes.

Month

: Set the month of date. * stands for all months.

Day

: Set the day. * stands for all days.

Weekday

: Set the weekday of a week. If no day is specified, all weekdays will fit.

Duration

: The duration of the task. Set the value in seconds. Zero means no limit.

For example, set a recording task which begins at 10:00 every Monday with duration

3600 seconds. It is:

Hour = 10, Minute = 0, Month = *, Day = *, Weekday = Mon, Duration = 3600

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Figure 5.3.3. The Scheduling Tab

5.3.4. Application Settings

Figure 5.3.4 shows settings for the global scope of the application including initialization and environment. After all settings are complete, press the

OK

button to save the configuration, and exit the form.

The

Apply

button is unused for this tab.

The following lists descriptions of each setting:

Alert Free Percentage

(%): Set the percentage of free space you want to designate for alerts.

Alert Free Size

(MB): When free space is less than the specfied size, it will alert warning messages automatically.

Message Number

s: Set the number of lines, which you want to show the alert message in.

Export

: Select the item to save the configuration (Application Configuration or eMap)

Import

: Select the item to load the configuration (Application Configuration or eMap)

Cycle Recording

: IF free space is not enough, it will delete the oldest recording file.

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Figure 5.3.4. The Application Tab

5.4. Camera Configuration

Users can hit the button shown in Figure 5.4 to configure the specified camera. The configuration guide is not included in the document. Please read the documentation of the camera.

Figure 5.4.

5.5. Recording

There are three methods to start recording. The first is to press the toggle button as shown in Figure 5.5-1 to start recording for the camera specified by the selector combo box on the right-top side of the panel. To stop recording, hit the button again.

The second method is to use buttons described in section 5.2.8. You may select a camera by hitting the button with camera number as shown in Figure 5.5-2 and then press the corresponding button at the second line to record. The button is shown as in

Figure 5.5-3. After hitting the button, it will light up as shown in Figure 5.5-4 to indicate the specified camera is recording. To stop recording is similar to the previous steps, press the lighten-up button can stop the video recording.

The last method to record video is done by scheduling. Please setup the schedule recording tasks as described in section 5.3.3. When the time is up, the program will start to record.

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Figure 5.5-

1

Figure 5.5-

3

Figure 5.5-

2

Figure 5.5-

4

5.6. Playback

When you press the

Playback

button on the panel as shown in Figure 5.6, a form will appear to show the list of video records and snapshots.

Figure 5.6.

5.6.1. Video List

The video list tab lists video records, and displays the information about the specified record. When you hit the

Play

button, the Windows Media Player will start to play the video. The Video list is shown in the following figure.

Figure 5.6.1. The Video List Tab

5.6.2. Snapshot List

The snapshot list tab lists snapshots, and displays the information about the specified snapshot. When you hit the

Show

button, Internet Explorer will be invoked to display the snapshot.

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Figure 5.6.2. The Snapshot List Tab

5.6.3. Video Search

The video search tab lists video file information about the specified search.

When you enter the search qualification, then hit the

Search

button, you will get the matched video files. Select an item, hit the

Play

button, Windows Media Player will be opened to play the video. It is shown in the following figure.

Figure 5.6.3. The Video Search Tab

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5.7. Image Rotation

After the button is pressed, the display image rotates 180 degree. It is used for the camera being installed upside-down direction.

Note video/images in recorded video will not be rotated.

Figure 5.7.

5.8. eMap

When you press the

eMap

button on the panel as shown in Figure 5.8, a form will appear to show the eMap function.

Figure 5.8.

5.8.1. eMap Setting

Select the File from the menu bar and follow these steps to set up eMap :

1.New Layout: First, create a new layout.

2.Load Image: Choose an image file to load.

3.Save: Save all settings.

The following describes other menu options:

Reset

: Remove all camera icons in this layout.

Delete

: Delete the editing layout.

Close

: Exit eMap. Before you select it, we recommend you to save the current settings.

As shown in Figure 5.8.1 and Figure 5.8.2, with the map image in layout, you can drag the camera icons into proper positions to deploy your cameras.

The following describes layout entries:

Name

: Define a name for this layout.

Position

: Describe the layout position.

In the menu bar, select Layout to change editing layouts.

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Figure 5.8.1. Layout example 1

Figure 5.8.2. Layout example 2

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When your mouse moves over the camera icon, you can click the right button to display a menu which has options to set the configuration, show the record list, record, show video and remove the camera icon.

Figure 5.8.3.

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Appendix A

Troubleshooting

Appendix A Troubleshooting

Q: The video and audio codec is adopted in the Network Camera?

A:

The Network Camera utilizes JPEG compression to providing high quality images. JPEG is a standard for image compression and can be applied to various web browsers without the need to install extra software. The audio codec is ADPCM compression.

Q: The maximum number of users access Network Camera simultaneously.

A:

The maximum number of users is depending on the total bandwidth accessed to Network Camera from clients. The data throughout of Network Camera is around 5~6Mbps. Therefore, the maximum number of connected clients is varying by settings of resolution and frame rate. Obviously, the performance of the each connected client will slow down when many users are logged on.

Q: The ICA300 camera can be used outdoors or not.

A:

The ICA300 camera lens is weatherproof for outdoors using. However, the

RJ45, electric wire, composite video output and RS485 cable should be equipped with a weatherproof case.

Q: The Network Camera will be installed and work if a firewall exists on the network

.

A:

If a firewall exists on the network, port 80 is open for ordinary data communication. The Network Camera uses port 80(default) only. This port (or the port you specify from the Configuration screen if you change the default port) needs to be opened on the firewall.

Q: The username and password for the first time or after factory default reset

A:

Username = admin and leave password blank.

Note

that it’s all case sensitivity.

Q: Forgot the IP address of the Network Camera.

A:

Check IP address of Network Camera by using the IP Finder (

ipeditv3

) program.

Q: IP Finder program (ipeditv3) cannot find ICA-300

A

:• Re power the ICA-300 if cannot find the unit within 1 minute.

• Do not connect ICA-300 over a router. IP Finder program cannot detect ICA-

300.

• If IP address is not assigned to the PC which running IP Finder program, and then IP Finder program cannot find ICA-300. Make sure that IP address is assigned to the PC properly.

• Antivirus software on the PC might interfere with the setup program. Disable the firewall of the antivirus software during setting up ICA-300.

Q: Internet Explorer does not seem to work well with the ICA-300

A:

Make sure that your Internet Explorer is version 6.0 or later. If you are experiencing problems, try upgrading to the latest version of Microsoft’s Internet

Explorer from the Microsoft webpage at: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie.

Q: Internet Explorer does not seem to work well with the ICA-300

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A:

IP Finder program fails to save the network parameters.

Don’t leave any space in the name field. Use underline, “_”, or dash, “-“ to replace the space, “ “. • Network may have trouble. Confirm the parameters and connections of the ICA-300.

Q: Internet Explorer does not seem to work well with the ICA-300 access the login page and other web pages of ICA-300 from Internet

Cannot

Explorer

A:

• Another device or computer is already using Maybe the IP Address of the

ICA-300. To confirm this possible problem, disconnect the ICA-300 from the network first, and then run the PING utility to check it out.

• Maybe due to the network cable. Try correcting your network cable and configuration. Test the network interface by connecting a local computer to the

ICA-300 via a crossover cable.

• Make sure the Internet connection and setting is ok.

• Make sure enter the IP address of Internet Explorer is correct. If ICA-300 has a dynamic address, it may have changed since you last checked it.

• Network congestion may prevent the web page appearing quickly. Wait for a while.

The IP address and Subnet Mask of the PC and ICA-300 must be in the same class of the private IP address on the LAN.

• Make sure the http port used by the ICA-300, default=80, is forward to the ICA-

300’s private IP address.

• The port number assigned in your ICA-300 might not be available via Internet.

Check your ISP for available port.

• The proxy server may prevent you from connecting directly to ICA-300, set up not to use the proxy server.

• Confirm that Default Gateway address is correct.

• The router needs Port Forwarding feature. Refer to your router's manual for details.

• Packet Filtering of the router may prohibit access from an external network.

Refer to your router's manual for details.

• Access ICA-300 from the Internet with the global IP address of the router and port number of ICA-300.

• Some routers reject the global IP address to access ICA-300 on the same

LAN. Access with the private IP address and correct port number of ICA-300.

• When you use DDNS, you need to set Default Gateway and DNS server address.

• If it’s not working after above procedure, reset ICA-300 to default setting and installed it again.

• If the problem is not solved, the ICA-300 might be faulty. Contact your dealer for further help.

Q: Image or video does not appear in the main page

A:

The first time the PC connects to ICA-300, a pop-up Security Warning window will appear to download ActiveX Controls. When using Windows NT,

Windows 2000 or Windows XP, log on with an appropriate account that is authorized to install applications.• Network congestion may prevent the Image screen from appearing quickly. You may choose lower resolution to reduce the required bandwidth.

Q: Check the ICA-300’s ActiveX is installed on your computer

A:

Go to C:\Windows\Downloaded Program Files and check to see if there is an entry for the file “WebWatch Class”. The status column should show

“Installed”. If the file is not listed, make sure your Security Settings in Internet

Explorer are configured properly and then try reloading the ICA-300’s home page. Most likely, the ICA-300 ActiveX control did not download and install correctly. Check your Internet Explorer security settings and then close and restart Internet Explorer. Try to browse and log in again.

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Q: Check the ICA-300’s ActiveX is installed on your computer

A:

Internet Explorer displays the following message: “Your current security settings prohibit downloading ActiveX controls”. Setup the IE security settings or configure the individual settings to allow downloading and scripting of unsigned ActiveX controls.

Q: The ICA-300 works in local network, but not accessible from remote network

A:

This might be caused from the firewall protection. Check the Internet firewall with your system or network administrator. The firewall may need to have some settings changed in order for the ICA-300 to be accessible outside your

LAN.• Make sure that the ICA-300 isn’t conflicting with any other web server running on your LAN.• Check the configuration of the router settings allow the

ICA-300 to be accessed outside your local LAN.

Q: There are unreadable characters displayed in machine configuration pages

A:

Use the operating system of the selected language. Set the Encoding or the

Character Set of the selected language on the Internet Explorer.

Q: Frame rate is slower than the setting

A:

• The traffic of the network and the object of the image affect the frame rate.

The network congestion causes frame rate slower than the setting. • When more than one client were viewing, the frame rate becomes slower. • Ethernet switching hub can smooth the frame rate especially in viewing on the Multi-

Camera screen.

Q: Image Transfer on e-mail or FTP does not work

A:

Default Gateway and DNS server address should be set up correctly. • If FTP does not work properly, ask your ISP or network administrator about the transferring mode of FTP server.

Q: The color of the image is poor or strange

A:

• To insure the images you are viewing are the best they can be, set the Display property setting (color quality) to 16bit at least and 24 bit or higher if possible within your computer.

•The configuration on the ICA-300 image display is incorrect. You need to adjust the image related parameters such as brightness, contrast, hue and saturation properly.

Q: Image flickers

A:

Wrong power line frequency makes images flicker. Make sure the NTSC or

PAL format of your ICA-300

.• If the object is dark, the image will flicker. Make the condition around the ICA-

300 brighter.

Q: How to Reboot the ICA-300

A:

If you just want to reboot system without change anything. Go to Network page and click

SAVE

button directly, then system will reboot again.

Q: Can not play the recorded AVI file

A:

Have installed Microsoft’s® DirectX 9.0 or later and use the Windows Media

Player 9 or later to play the AVI filed recorded by the ActiveX.

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Appendix B

Bandwidth Calculation

Appendix B: Bandwidth Calculation

The frame rate of video transmitted from the ICA-300 depends on connection bandwidth between client and server and quality setting of server. Here is a guideline to help you roughly estimate the bandwidth requirements form your ICA-300.

Image bandwidth is approximately equal to the average frame rate in frames per second multiplied by the average frame data size in kilobits. Frame data size, or the number of bits comprising a single video frame varies a great deal from depending on scene complexity, lighting conditions, camera noise, etc. The table shown below is reference figures. Actual results generated by the ICA-300 may be varying.

Image Resolution

176 x 144 (QCIF)

320 x 240 (QVGA)

352 x 288 (CIF)

640 x 480 (VGA)

Average range of Data Sizes

20 – 40k bit

56– 92k bit

64 – 112k bit

160 – 320k bit

For example, streaming 2 fps of 320 x 240 video requires 112 to 184 kbps (kilobits per second). Therefore, with a 128K upload connection; you will typically see 3 to 6 frames per second with 176 x 144 resolution and 1 to 2 frames per second with 320 x

240 resolution without audio stream.

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Note

Audio streaming also takes bandwidth around 32 kbps to

64kbps. Most ADSL/Cable modem upload speeds may not even reach up to 128 kbps. Thus, you may not be able to receive any video while streaming audio on a 128 kbps or lower connection. Even though the upload speed is more than 128kbps, for optimal video performance, disabling audio streaming will get better video performance.

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Appendix C

Specifications

Appendix C: Specifications

ICA-300

Model

Hardware

Sensor

1/3” CCD sensor

Electronic shutter

NTSC : 1 / 60 – 100,000 sec / PAL : 1 / 50 – 100,000 sec

Gain control

Auto Gain Control (AGC)

White balance

Auto 2000°K ~ 10000°K

Focus

Fixed

White Balance Auto 2000°K ~ 10000°K

BLC Auto

Minimum

Illumination

[email protected] IR on

Network

1 x 10/100Mbps RJ-45 port

Video Output

IR LED

IR View Angle

Composite 1.0 Vp-p at 75 ohm

High-light led × 12pcs

View angle : 80° , Beam spread : 20° / per LED

IR Wavelength

IR Distance

IR Status

850 mm

25 ~ 30 M

Under 10 Lux by CDS auto control

Image (Video setting)

Image compression JPEG, 3 levels

Video Resolution and Frame Rate

640 x 480 (30fps), 352 x 288 (30fps), 320 x 240 (30fps),

176 x 144 (30fps)

Network and Configuration

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Connection type

Management

Protection Class

Static IP, PPPoE, DHCP

Web, CamView utility

IP-66 classification

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