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Federal Communication Commission Interference Statement
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and
used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a
particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the A
user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one of the following measures:
 Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
 Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
 Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
 Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
FCC Caution
Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for
compliance could void the user's authority to operate this equipment. 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. For
product available in the USA/Canada market, only channel 1~11 can be operated.
Selection of other channels is not possible.
This device and its antenna(s) must not be co-located or operation in conjunction with any
other antenna or transmitter.
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This equipment complies with FCC radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled
environment. This equipment should be installed and operated with minimum distance
20cm between the radiator & your body.
WEEE Marking Warning:
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household waste. For the sake of the environment, the product should only be given to
entities involved in the reception of waste electronic and electrical equipment. The lists of
entities entitled to receive used equipment can be found on the websites of municipalities.
Some components of devices such as external wiring, circuit boards and liquid crystal
displays have a negative impact on the environment.
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
1. Overview................................................................................................... 1
1.1 Introduction ........................................................................................ 1
1.2 Features ............................................................................................ 2
1.3 Product Specification ......................................................................... 2
1.4 System Requirement ......................................................................... 4
2. Package Contents and Installation ......................................................... 5
2.1 Package Contents ............................................................................. 5
2.2 Connections....................................................................................... 5
2.3 Mounting the Camera ........................................................................ 7
2.4 Connect to IP Camera ....................................................................... 8
3. Using IP Camera via Web Browser ....................................................... 10
3.1 Windows Web Browser .................................................................... 10
3.2 MAC OS using Safari Browse. .......................................................... 11
4. Operating the Network Camera ............................................................ 12
4.1 Live View ......................................................................................... 12
4.2 Configuration ................................................................................... 14
5. Configuration ......................................................................................... 15
5.1 Information....................................................................................... 15
5.2 Basic Setting.................................................................................... 17
5.3 Live View ......................................................................................... 28
5.4 Setting Playback .............................................................................. 32
5.5 Event ............................................................................................... 38
5.6 System ............................................................................................ 49
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1. Overview
1. Overview
This user manual explains how to operate this camera from a computer. A user should read
this manual completely and carefully before you operate the device.
1.1 Introduction
AirLive BU-3128 is a 3.0 Megapixels network camera which is designed for vandal
surveillance and security applications. This 3.0MP IP camera offers many improvements in
image quality when comparing to conventional surveillance cameras. Users are able to
view live video streaming over the Internet, and it is not only one of benefits for using
AirLive BU-3128 IP cameras. It is also designed to offer high-performance surveillance by
being equipped with PoE switch which allows power and data to be transmitted via a single
Ethernet cable. This useful function provides an easier installation, lower cabling costs and
allows placement of AirLive PoE cameras in locations without access to electrical source.
With the IP66 water proof housing, AirLive BU-3128 suits for environments such as office,
elevators, campus, chain stores, and boutique stores.
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1.2 Features
This manual will illustrate the steps of how to setup and operate this IP camera, so you’ll
also soon be enjoying the benefits of these product features:
 IP-66 Protection
 Support 30FPS at 2048x1536.
 802.3af PoE Port.
 Low Lux Sensor for Ultra Bright Images.
 40m IR LEDs.
 Mechanical IR-Cut Filter Removable.
 Up to 128 GB MicroSD Card Slot for Local Storage.
 Two-Way Audio, DI/DO.
 Ture WDR Enhanced.
 Video Stabilization.
1.3 Product Specification
Camera Type
Bullet Type
1/2.8" CMOS Sensor
Motorized Lens
2.8~12mm, F1.6
Max Resolution
Image Sensor
Lens Type
Night Vision
Max IR Distance
Minimum Illumiantion
0.01 Lux@F1.6 (Color)
0.001 Lux@F1.6 (B/W)
H :98°
D :116°
2048x1536 @30fps
Mechanical IR-Cut Filter
Viewing Angle
Video Type
Video Profile
Resolution and Frame Rate
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Region of Interest (ROI)
Image Processing
Digital Zoom
Audio Encoder
Audio Streaming
Audio Input/Output
Suported Protocols
LED and
Power LED
Reset Button
System ROM
System RAM
Power Supply
Power Consumption
Streaming over UDP, TCP or HTTP
Configurable frame rate and bandwidth
Support both CBR and VBR
Brightness, sharpness, contrast,
Privacy Masks
Text, time and Date
1 Lin-in / 1 Lin-out
Ethernet(10/100 Base-T), RJ-45
IPv4, IPv6, Bonjour, TCP/ IP, DHCP,
Password protection
IP filter, HTTPS encrypted data
Up to 10 simultaneous users
Yellow Color
Orange Color
Reboot and Factory Default (Push and
Hold Over 10 Sec)
Optional (12V DC 1A)
Max 7.2 Waltts
RJ-45 10BaseT/100BaseTX
Audio(1in/1out), DI/DO(2 in/1 out), DC
jack, Ethenet/Poe
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Starting Temperature: -10°~60°
Working Temerature:-30°~60°
Humidity:10~100% RH
IP66 rated weatherproof housing
Micro SD up to 128 GB
φ96 x 263mm, include. bracket
Motion detection, Digital Input, Tamper
Detection, Periodically Time, Audio
Network Storage, SD card, FTP, SMTP,
Ingress Protection
SD card Slot
Even Triggers
Motion Detection
Alarm Output
Application Programming
Video Buffer
Continuous recording
OnVIF2.4, Profile S
Pre- and Post- alarm buffering
Windows XP/7/8/8.1/10, MAC OS, Linux
Internet Explorer 9 / 10 / 11, Chrome,
Firefox, Safari
1.4 System Requirement
For normal operation and viewing of the network camera, it’s recommended that your
system meets these minimum requirements for proper operation:
Pentium-4 2.0 GHz or higher
VGA Monitor
Resolution1024 x 768 or higher
1 GB or more
Operating System
Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8
Web Browser
Internet Explorer 9 or later; Apple Safari ; Firefox ; Google
Note: Please keep updating the latest Windows software and service package.
(Ex: Net Framework, Windows Media Player, Enhance ActiveX Security)
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2. Package Contents and Installation
2. Package
Contents and
2.1 Package Contents
User can find the following items in the package as below:
1. AirLive BU-3128 is the main element of the product.
2. Quick Start Guide provides important information and instructions for installing this
3. Accessory Package (Screws / Plastic Anchors/ Tool Kit (Screw, Plastic Anchors,
Flathead screwdriver, HEX Wrench, Power Plug Adapter, Waterproof main body, Cable
Tie.)/ GPIO Adapter)
Note: The power adapter is optional.
2.2 Connections
Power Source Requirement
This camera can work with 802.3af PoE switches. However, if you don’t have the PoE
switch, you can use a power adapter to provide power to camera.
There are various connectors of AirLive BU-3128 as shown in the figures below. Please
refer to the diagrams and tables for using of each connector.
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1. DC Jack: The input power is DC 12V.
If you don’t have the PoE switch, you can use a power adapter to provide power to camera.
2. PoE/RJ45 LAN Socket: Connect to PC or Hub/Switch.
This Ethernet port built N-Way protocol can detect or negotiate the transmission speed of
the network automatically. Please use Category 5 cable to connect the Network Camera to
a 100Mbps Fast Ethernet network switch or hub.
3. Alarm Digital I/O:
AirLive BU-3128 supports 2 digital alarm inputs and 1 digital alarm output. Please make
sure the alarm connections are properly wired. Please refer to the pin definition table below.
Max. V/A
Alarm Input 1
Connect to GND to activate, or leave
floating/unconnected to deactivate.
5V DC / 50mA
Alarm Input 2
Connect to GND to activate, or leave
floating/unconnected to deactivate.
5V DC / 50mA
Relay contact output. Contact capacity with
resistance load.
0.3A at 125V AC
1A at 30V DC
Alarm Output
4. Audio Output: Composite video connector.
5. Audio Input: Composite video connector.
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6. Reset Button: This button is used to restore all the factory default settings. Sometimes,
restarting the device will make the system back to a normal state.
7. MicroSD Card Slot: MicroSD Card Slot allows you to insert a memory card for
expansion of storage.
8. LEC indicator: The LED colors are defined below.
Solid green when network is established.
Blink orange when there is network activity.
2.3 Mounting the Camera
1. Installation
- Attach the alignment sticker to the wall/ceiling. Drill three holes into the wall/ceiling.
Then hammer the supplied plastic anchors into the screw holes and secure the
mounting plate with supplied screws.
- Attach the camera to the mounting plate and turn the camera clockwise until the clips
snap to the mounting plate.
Note: when the adjustment is finished, please change the desiccant bag in back
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2. Adjusting the monitoring direction for the camera
You can adjust the camera zoom in/out by Webpage.
2.4 Connect to IP Camera
1. Download the Airlive IPWizard from
2. Install Softeware ” AirLive IP Wizard II” to install the configuration tool.
3. After completed the installation, run the “Air Live IP Wizard II” to start to search the IP
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4. The entire detected IP camera will be listed out.
5. If the Camera’s IP address is in the same IP segment as your LAN, select the founded
IP Camera and double click on the item. Then, the default browser will show up and
connect to the IP camera’s Web automatically.
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3. Using
IP Camera via Web
3.1 Windows Web Browser
1. Open your web browser and enter the IP address or host name of the IP camera in the
Location / Address field of your browser.
2. Use the default account “admin” and default password “airlive”.
Note: The default user name “admin” and the password “airlive” are the default values.
You can change them in the Account Menu. (Please check “Configuration → Basic →
3. The monitor image will be displayed in your browser. In the main window, you can
configure the settings you want. For more details, please refer to the following chapters.
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3.2 MAC OS using Safari Browse.
1. Select Safari Icon.
2. Click Bonjour function and select the camera you wish to access.
3. Enter name and password to login to the IP camera.
(Default is admin / airlive)
4. Live video will display in the center of your web browser.
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4. Operating the Network Camera
4. Operating
the Network
Start-up screen will be shown once you access into the IP camera.
In the left side, you can control Live View function as below:
4.1 Live View
Click this button to take you back to the camera home page where you can live
view the video
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Click this button to open the administrator
menu page, which can set up all the
Click this button to pause or resume from pause the live video stream.
The function is also available in VLC mode when you use non-IE browser
Clicking this button will stop the video stream and the video display turns black
(off).The function is also available in VLC mode when you use non-IE browser
Click on the Record button, if you wish to record the live video to your computer’s
hard drive. When selected, a prompt will request you to specify the folder in
which you want to store the video.
Click OK to begin the recording. The Record button starts flashing, indicating
that the recording is active. Click it again to stop the recording.
Note: This function is only available in MS Internet Explorer on Windows
Use this button to take a snapshot of the video. Clicking the button opens up a
window showing the captured frame. Save the image by clicking on the Save
Image button.
The function is also available in VLC mode when you use non-IE browser
The digital zoom function allows magnification of certain areas of the video. After
you click on the magnification icon, a window appears as an overlay on top of the
See below.
You can drag the box over the
image, and you can adjust the
magnification by moving the slider
toward “T” (tele-zoom) or “W”
(wide-angle). The more you move
the slider toward “T,” the further
you zoom in and details appear
larger. It is normal behavior that
the image quality is reduced when
using the digital zoom function.
Digital Zoom is only available in
MS Internet Explorer Web
Note: This function is only available in MS Internet Explorer on Windows
Click this button to view the video in full screen mode. In full screen mode, the
video is stretched to fit the entire screen and all control graphics and window
elements are no longer displayed. To return from full screen mode, press the
ESC key on your keyboard. You can also right- or left-click any part of the image
with your mouse.
The function is also available in VLC mode when you use non-IE browser
Returns the user to the main live video page.
Click this button and the client settings dialog will open.
Profile- Select your preferred profile from
the drop-down list. The network camera
can store different profiles that provide
different video settings. You can define
these profiles in the administrator menu,
e.g, one profile is for low bandwidth
environment whereas another profile is for
maximum quality.
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View Size- There are two choices here. “Fit Screen” will keep the video small so
that it will always fit into the view port of the live video page. “Full Screen” is
actually not full screen at all, but it displays the video stream at it’s original size.
So, if you select a profile that displays 1080p contents and select full screen for
the view size, the video will be rendered at 1920 x 1080 pixels on your screen.
Protocol- Select the transfer protocol here.
Click this button and the Focus dialog will open
Zoom: Zoom in and Zoom out function for image large or small.
Focus: You can change the focal length
Refocus: Auto refocus.
4.2 Configuration
Click “Configuration” for the camera detail settings. For more information, please refer to
Chapter 5.
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5. Configuration
Click the “Configuration” to display sub-menus included:
Information / Basic Setup / Live View / Playback / Even / System.
5.1 Information
The camera’s administrator menu allows you to configure all aspects of your network
camera. This page provides a complete overview of the status of your network camera
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5.2 Basic Setting
The basic setup allows you to manage the user accounts of your network camera, define
the network parameters, set up the date and time settings and most importantly, the video
5.2.1 Account
The network camera allows the creation of different user accounts with different levels
of access to the camera. There are three main user levels. The Viewer account only
allows viewing the live video page of the camera. The Operator account allows viewing
the live video as well as changing the image setup settings, such as brightness,
contrast, etc. Only the Administrator account has full access to all camera settings,
including the Settings menu.
You can define up to nine additional user accounts. The user name and password
must be between 4 and 16 characters in length. For each account you can also
specify different user authority (Viewer, Operator or Administrator).
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Account List:
Click the Add button to create a new user account. A popup window will open up.
Here you type in a user name and a password for the new account. Also, you must
define the role of the new user account. The example shows how we create a guest
account that only has viewing rights, but cannot change any settings.
Click Save to create the new user account.
Highlight an account to either edit or remove it.
Note that the admin user account cannot be removed.
Anonymous Settings:
Enabling this will allow any user to view the live video from the camera live video page
without entering a user name or password. If you do not want to allow this to happen,
be sure to set this option to “Disabled.”
5.2.2 Network
On this page you can define the network settings of the camera. By default the camera
is set up to automatically obtain the necessary IP information from the DHCP server
(e.g., the router) in your network. You can, however, set up the IP address and related
settings manually.
1. TCP/IP:.
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- Internet Protocol Version 4(TCP/IPv4):
MAC address- MAC address stands for Media Access Control address. This is the
unique hardware address of the camera’s network interface.
Obtain an IP address automatically (DHCP)- This is the default setting. In this
mode the camera obtains the IP information from the DHCP server in your network.
Use the following IP address- Activate this option in order to assign a static IP
address to the camera. You need to enter a valid IP address, subnet mask and
default gateway address in the corresponding fields.
Obtain DNS server address automatically - automatically use the DNS server
settings provided by the DHCP server.
Use the following DNS server address- When you disable DHCP, you also need to
provide the camera with valid DNS settings. The Primary DNS server must be filled
out. It is often the same IP address as the Gateway address.
- Internet Protocol Version 6(TCP/IPv6):
IP address- The IPv6 IP address of camera is automatically assigned by converting
the MAC address of the IP camera. User is not able to modify it..
HTTP port number- The default value is 80 and normally there is no need to change
If you decide to change the http port to a different value; e.g., 1024, you need to do
two things.
First, after saving the settings you need to reboot the camera via the System ->
Initialize menu.
Secondly, after the reboot is completed you need to connect to the camera using the
URL http://camera_ip:portnumber.
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2. PPPoE:.
PPPoE is the most common form of connection for DSL-based Internet service.
You can use this function to connect the camera directly to a DSL modem. A
common application for this is where the network camera is installed in a remote
location where no network is present. In the location is a DSL Internet connection
(DSL modem), but no router or any other network infrastructure. You can connect the
camera to the DSL modem and enter your DSL account information in the fields
- PPPoE:
PPPoE- On.
Authentication Type- PAP or CHAP.
IP address- Displays the current IP address obtained from the Internet Service
Provider (ISP). It displays if the camera is not connected to the Internet via
User ID- Enter the user ID for your DSL service here. The user ID has been given to
you by your ISP.
Password- The password for the DSL account goes here. Re-type the password in
the field.
DNS Server- Typically, your ISP will send DNS Server information to the camera
when it connects. Some ISPs, however, require entering specific DNS servers
manually. In that case you can activate the option “Use the following DNS server
address” and enter the primary and secondary DNS servers in the fields below (not
shown on the screen shot).
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1. Date Time
On this page you can define the time settings of the camera.
- Current Date/Time:
Current Date/Time- Displays the camera’s current time.
PC Clock- This is the date and time of the computer you are currently using to
connect to the camera.
Date/Time Format- The format determines how the date/time is displayed on the
live video.
- Synchronization Method:
Keep current setting- You don’t want to change the date and time.
Synchronize with client PC- It means to adjust the camera time to your PC. Be
aware of the fact that this option sets the time only one time. From that point forward,
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the camera time will start to differ from your PC time as time progresses, and
occasional re-synchronization will be necessary.
Manual Setting- Lets you manually enter the time and date. As with the previous
option, the camera’s time will become inaccurate as time passes and you will need to
re-synchronize the time periodically.
Synchronize with NTP- This option is the recommended setting. In this mode, the
camera will synchronize its time settings based on the interval setting (ranging from
once per hour to once per day). The camera obtains the time from the NTP server.
You can use the default value unless your camera is not connected to the Internet, or
if a firewall in your network blocks the outgoing NTP request of the camera. Select
“Manual” and you can enter a different NTP server; e.g., a server in your local
- Time Zone:
Time zone- Select the correct time zone for your location.
Daylight Saving Time- You can define the range of Daylight Saving Time by
activating this option. The camera will adjust the time (move the clock forward or
backward by one hour) depending on the programmed start and end time. If your
camera is not equipped with this feature, you can adjust the time zone manually for
Daylight Saving Time.
2. Video
The following three menus: Video Setting, Profile and Day/Night, allowing defining all
video-related parameters. Note that the Day/Night option as well as other parameters
may not be available on all models.
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Video Setting:
- Rotated:
Mirror/Flip- Allows to mirrors and flip the image.
Image Rotated- Allows 90°/180°/270° rotating the image
- Image:
Video Clip Format- Select which video profile the camera should be using for video
clips it records in such as the network storage device, or SD card.
Snapshot Format- Select the video profile used for snapshots (e.g., for JPG upload
to a FTP server).
- Overlay:
Overlay- Define what kind of an overlay you want for the live video.
Text Color- Choose between black and white.
Background color- Select from black, white or transparent.
Display Position- Define where the overlay should appear on the live image.
- Privacy mask:
Privacy masking is the ability of the camera to back out (censor) certain parts of the
live video.
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Example: The camera is installed in your company; for example, overlooking the
warehouse. In one corner of the warehouse is the break room, where the
employees go for their lunch breaks. In many countries it is not permitted to monitor
the workers during their break. To comply with laws and regulations, you can define
a privacy mask in the break area to ensure that this area
is not being monitored or recorded by the camera.
Click “Add” to create a new privacy mask.
As you can create multiple masks, you need to provide a
name for the mask, and you can define which color you
want to overlay to be. Finally, set the status to “Enabled”
and click “Save” to create and activate the privacy mask
The network camera allows the creation of video streaming profiles. For each
profile you can define the video resolution, the viewing area and the video codec
that is to be used. Click “Add” to create a new profile, “Remove” to delete a profile
or “Edit” to modify an existing profile.
- Video Setting:
Encoding- Your network camera can encode video in two different formats. H.264
is the most advanced and efficient codec delivering excellent image quality and a
small video stream size at the same time. Normally, this is your preferred choice.
However, you can also select MJPEG, e.g., for compatibility reasons.
Profile- Encoding application offers you three choices- High, Main and Baseline
Resolution- Here you define the video resolution for the profile. Which choices you
have depends on your camera model. Some HD models offer image resolutions of
up to 1920 x 1080 pixels whereas standard definition cameras are limited to 640 x
480 pixels.
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Maximum frame rate- Type in the number of frames the camera should generate
per second of video. The higher the value, the smoother the video, but the more
bandwidth is going to be required. Valid entries are 1 to 30.
Quality- You can control the image quality of the video by selecting “Fixed
Quality”(or refers to VBR) and defining the image quality by selecting one of the
following values “Medium,” “Standard,” “Good,” “Detailed” and “Excellent.” Or you
can choose to specify the bit rate (fixed bitrate or CBR) of the video the camera
must not exceed. In this mode the camera varies the image quality automatically to
not exceed the specified maximum. With setting fixed quality plus maximum
bitrates, the camera would try to meet the quality requirement without exceed the
certain bitrates.
- Audio Setting:
Audio Steam- You can select “On” or “Off”.
Some network cameras are equipped with active IR LEDs providing the ability to
capture video in complete darkness. Note, that if your camera is not equipped
with IR LEDs, this menu will not be available. Also note that some menu items will
vary depending on your camera model.
Infrared cut-off filters are designed to reflect or block mid-infrared wavelengths
while passing visible light. They are often used in network video cameras to block
IR due to the high sensitivity of many camera sensors to near-infrared light. With
the filter in place before the image sensor, the camera will not be able to pick up
IR light, but it generates true color video. Once the IR cut filter is removed, the
camera becomes IR light sensitive and will generate a black and white image –
and it does that even in complete darkness if the IR LEDs are active.
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- Day/Night:
IR Cut Filter ModeAuto-- The camera decides when to remove the IR cut filter based on the IR Cut
Filter Threshold you can specify. The switch delay ensures that the camera only
switches the IR Cut Filter after the specified amount of time has passed.
Night Mode-- This is the opposite of the day mode. If this mode is enabled, the
camera always removes the IR cut filter. As a result, the camera will always be IR
sensitive, regardless of the actual light levels, and the image will be rendered in
B/W mode. Using night mode in day light conditions is not recommended as it
leads to a poor image quality with false and washed out colors.
Day Mode-- In this mode the camera does not remove the IR Cut Filter from the
image sensor regardless of any other settings. So only visible light will pass
through and the image will be in color mode.
Schedule-- Select this option, if you wish to control exactly when you want the
camera to engage the night mode. You can use the internal scheduler to define a
time pattern for each day of the week, e.g., no night mode on the weekends, but
night mode from MON to FRI from 21.00 hours to 06.00 hours. The scheduler is
explained in detail later on.
IR Cut Filter Switch Delay- For user to define the time duration (how many
seconds) between IR being turned on or off from the current status.
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IR Cut Filter Threshold- Here we use an example to explain how IR cut filter
threshold works. If you set Dark as 30 lux and Bright as 70 lux, that means when
luminance is less than 30 lux, the camera switches to night mode (B/W), and
when luminance is more than 70 lux, the camera switches to day mode (color), if
the luminance is between 30 lux and 70 lux,the camera stays in current mode.
IR ModeAuto-- This ensures that the IR lights go on whenever the IR cut filter has been
Active-- Keeps the IR LEDs illuminated regardless of the state of the IR cut filter.
To ensure maximum life of the IR LEDs, this option shouldn’t be used, unless your
camera is installed in a dark environment which requires IR lighting at all times.
Inactive-- When this is selected, the camera will never active its IR LEDs, even if
the night mode is enabled (the IR Cut Filter has been removed). If you have your
own 850nm IR lighting in place already, then you will not need to use the camera’s
integrated IR LEDs and can therefore turn the IR LEDs off.
Schedule-- Select this option, if you wish to control exactly when IR LED turning
on and off by following a certain schedule setting.
3. Audio:
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 Audio Setting:
- Audio Input:
Audio Input Gain- Select the microphone input gain value you wish in the drop-down
menu, and based on your region to select the proper codec and save all setting.
Audio Encodingg.711 u-law-- One codec for “Computer Audio”, used in North America & Japan
g.711 a-law-- Another codec for “Computer Audio”, used in Europe and the rest for
the world.
AMR-- An audio codec of the third generation communication for mobile PHONE.
While the option selected, your mobile phone will receive the audio file from IP
Camera. And you can choose the bit rate from 4.75k to 12.2k. However, the usage of
this codec will cause frame-rate decreasing.
- Audio Output:
Audio Output Gain- Select the speaker output gain value you wish in the drop-down
menu and save it.
Note: The camera does not support echo cancelling, using the full duplex mode may
cause audio feedback
5.3 Live View
The Live View menu provides access to the video settings, which are exactly the same
as described in the last section 5.4 & 5.5. It also provides access to advanced image
settings and allows configuring the view areas that we discussed in the previous section.
Note that depending on your camera model, the options on the screen may differ from
the screen shots in this user manual.
1. Video:
 The same as described in the last section 5.2 item 4.
2. Audio
 The same as described in the last section 5.2 item 5.
3. Camera Setting:
 Image Setting.
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- Image Enhancement:
The image enhancement controls consist of standard video settings, which you know
from a great variety of products. Click on “Video” to see the camera live video while you
adjust the settings to your liking.
- White Balance:
Color Tone- Choose between “Cool” and “Warm”. Normally you want to set this to real
as it provides the best representation of natural colors.
Auto White Balance- This parameter controls how the camera interprets colors. You
can choose from the following values: “Auto,” “Hold Current”, “Fluorescent,”
“Incandescent,” “Sunny,” “Cloudy”, “Sun Shade” and “Manual” You should select the
value that best represents the environment the camera is installed in. You can
alsoleave the default value “Auto,” as it typically delivers very good results.
- Exposure Setting:
Exposure Frequency- There are four values: “Auto,” “50Hz,” “60Hz” and “Hold
Current.” If your camera is installed so that it’s facing outside, you should select “Auto.”
If your camera is installed indoors, you must select the appropriate light frequency
(either 50 or 60 Hz; e.g., in the US select 60 Hz, in Germany, Poland or Italy select 50
Hz). The hold current option fixes the current exposure settings.
Automatic Exposure- You can manually set the exposure value, which ranges from
0-100 (dark to bright). The default value is 25 and typically provides good results.
Exposure Time- You can define the minimum and maximum exposure time of the
camera’s shutter here. We recommend using the smallest exposure time (e.g.,
1/10000 sec) for the min value as it ensures the camera will generate crisp images
during day time conditions in which even moving objects appear sharp and in focus. As
for the max value, the bigger the value, the longer the camera keeps the shutter open
in low light conditions allowing more light to fall onto the image sensor. As a result, the
camera can capture images even in very dark environments. The downside is that
moving objects will appear blurred as the move while the camera’s shutter is open.
Gain- The camera is equipped with an electronic gain mechanism which helps
capture image in dark conditions. The higher the gain, the brighter the image, but the
downside is that the image contains more noise.
Low Light Behavior- When enabled, this opens allows additional control over the
camera when it is running in night mode.
Backlight Compensation (BLC)- In images where a bright light source is behind the
subject of interest, the subject would normally appear in silhouette. BLC allows the
camera to adjust the exposure of the entire image to properly expose the subject in the
foreground. The resulting image may appear overexposed in the background; however,
the object of interest is now properly lit.
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- White Dynamic Range:
WDR stands for Wide Dynamic Range and allows the network camera to capture
video in areas with high contrasting objects; e.g., extremely bright and extremely dark.
Activate WDR by setting it to “Auto” and then adjust the level that controls the amount
of WDR enhancement.
- Noise Reudction:
Your camera features a noise reduction algorithm, which helps reduce the graining in
the video, which occurs under low light conditions. Set this parameter to “Night Mode”
to only activate noise reduction when the camera is operating in night mode. You can
also select “Schedule”, “On” (activates noise reduction permanently) or “Off”
(deactivated noise reduction permanently)
- 3D Denoise:
Improves video noise reduction to deliver sharper, more accurate images.
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- ROI:
ROI is an application for strengthening the image clarity in key regions of a scene.
Please refer to the picture below. The framed regions are clearer than the other region.
First, please fill in a name and click add, and then you’ll see a rectangle frame on the
live-view screen. Select a region which you want the view to be clearer, and then click
save. If you want to see the regions you have set, please click Display All Range.
Note: For each profile, the ROI sets are limited to 3, and ROI only support codec
5.4 Setting Playback
The network camera offers an integrated playback feature, from a network storage server
or the optional SD storage card
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1. Client PC
You can play files which are existed on you PC. Click the “ ” icon, choose the file that
you want playback.
Play the file
Stop the file
Search the file
Forward and toward.
Region of Interest
2. Network
In the event settings you can define a local network storage drive (NAS) as a location for
the camera to save videos. The video player allows locating recordings quickly and
conveniently on the network storage drive and play back the files right in your web
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There are two folders: “Event” which is for event-triggered recordings, e.g., motion
detection alerts, and “Schedule” which contains recordings that the camera recorded if
scheduled recording is enabled.
Refer to the section 6.5 “Event” for more details on the setup.
Above: Each day has its own folder.
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Above: Each hour of the day has its own folder.
Above: Individual videos can be played back by selecting them and clicking the play
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Above: Playback of one event recording in the web browser (MSIE only).
Move one folder up
Refresh the view
Delete the selected file
Select all items in the folder
Playback the selected video
Download selected item to your computer’s hard drive.
3. Local Storage
If your camera is equipped with a local storage option (recording on an SD card) you
can access the recordings from here. You can search the condition then click “Filter”.
The files will be listed. Choose one file, Click the “ Play” to see the video.
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5.5 Event
Your network camera supports so-called events. When an event occurs, you can have
the camera perform an action, e.g., record a video to a remote location. This section
describes how to set up event servers, events, motion detection and the scheduler.
1. Event Server.
First you need to set up an event server, or multiple event servers.
 Even Server:
Click “Add” to create a new event server.
- General:
Name- Provide a name for the server.
- Server Setting (FTP):
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Server Type- FTP.
Network Address - Type in the address of your FTP server
Server Port - Leave at 21, unless your FTP server uses a different port.
Upload path - Upload path.
User Name and password - Provide valid login credentials for the FTP server.
Re-type Password - type password again.
Passive Mode - Select “On” if your FTP server utilizes passive FTP, which is the
most common method.
Test - Press on Test button to make sure the FTP server information is all correct.
- Server Setting (SMTP):
Server Type - SMTP.
Mail Server - Type in the address of your mail server.
Server Port - Adjust the server port if necessary. Port 25 is standard, but your
server may be using different values (not so uncommon these days as an
anti-spam measure).
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Authentication - If your mail server requires authentication in order to send email,
and most servers do these days, set authentication to “On” and define the type of
authentication below.
Username and password - Provide valid login credentials for the email server.
Send mail from - The camera will use this address as its own email address. This
email address does not necessarily need to be a valid address.
Send test mail to - Enter the email address to which you want the camera to send
the images and click on Test. If the test succeeds you can provide the information
for the media settings and click “Save”. The actual target email address is defined
when you set up an event in the next section.
- Server Setting (HTTP):
A HTTP server can be used by the camera to trigger a script on a remote server if
an event occurs. User name, password and proxy fields are all optional.
- Server Setting (Network storage):
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Server Type – Network Storage.
Type - Select a valid type for your network storage (either Windows SMB or Linux
Network Storage Location - Enter the address of your local storage server as
shown on the right.
User name and Password- Provide valid login credentials for the network storage
Create folder - Type in a folder name in which you want the camera to store files.
This field is optional.
Test - Press on Test button to make sure the NAS information is all correct.
- Media Setting :
Here you define what kind of media you wish to upload (snapshot, video), how
many images pre and post event you wish to upload, the image file name and the
SD Card:
If you want to record video footage on a local SD card, you first must insert the SD
card (see hardware installation guide for details), and then you must set the
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Memory Card to “on” and format the card by clicking “Execute”.
Noted: Only FAT32 is supported, please do not format the SD card to other format.
Noted: Please power off the camera before taking off memory card
2. Event List.
Now that we have created an Event Server, we can proceed with setting up actual
 Even List:
Click “Add” to create a new even list.
- General:
Name- Provide a name for the server.
Event- On/Off the event.
- Trigger:
You need to specify the trigger type. The drop-down list below shows the available
options. Note that depending on your camera model, the options will vary.
Motion Detection- The camera monitors the video image for movements and
triggers an alert when it detects motion. Motion detection needs to be configured
first for that to work.
Tampering Detection- The camera can detect if it’s being tampered with, e.g., if
someone covers the lens, and triggers an alert when this happens. Tampering
detection needs to be configured for that to work.
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Digital Input- If your camera is equipped with digital inputs (see hardware
installation guide), then you can use them as a trigger mechanism. A common
example would be to use 3rd party motion detection sensors that trigger the camera
to start a recording.
Periodical- This trigger type can be used if you want the camera to perform the
same action over and over again, based on a time period. A typical application
would be to have the camera refresh an image on your web site every 60 seconds.
- Action:
After you have selected the tripper type, you now have to define the action(s). In other
words, what do you want the camera to do if the event occurs?
Send Image- Instructs the camera to send out images. When selected, you need to
specify whether you want to use FTP, network storage or SD card. You may need
to set up these servers first (see previous section) in order to use them here.
Send Notification- This action type uses the HTTP event server. You can use this
to have the camera trigger a script on a server.
Activate Digital Output - If your camera is equipped with digital outputs, then you
can use them to perform an action. You can specific how long you want the camera
to trigger the event once you have selected Digital 1.
PTZ Action - This action type will make the camera to move to/point at a certain
preset position or start run a certain predefined tour when the event occurs.
- Schedule:
Here you can define when you want this action to be active. You can choose between
“Always” or a schedule that you have defined (see “Schedule” a few pages down).
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Schedule Recording:
This feature is allowing the camera to record the video by following a certain
schedule such as always record or record the video during the weekend.
- General:
Name- Provide a name for the server.
Event- On/Off the event.
- Action:
Define each recorded video file size to save. You can choose to store the video to NAS
or SD card, which need to be pre-configured in event server.
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3. Motion Detection.
The network camera is able to monitor the video footage for movements and trigger an
alert if motion has been detected. This motion detection does not utilize passive infrared,
but instead it relies on a frame by frame comparison of the video footage the camera
You can define more than one motion detection area. The example above shows that
so-called hotspot has been created for the area of the window. When you set up an
event for motion detection, you can select which motion detection area you wish to
Threshold and sensitivity will need to be set up so that you don’t miss important events
and are not flooded by false alarms either. Finding the right values will require some trial
and error. There are no standard values that simply “will work” as it depends very much
on the actual location and light levels. Generally speaking, increasing the sensitivity
while lowering the threshold will generate more false alarms but it ensures that you will
not miss an important event. Doing the opposite will of course have the opposite effect:
Fewer false alarms at an increased risk or missing an important event.
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4. Audio Detection.
You can setup the Audio Detection. If the voice is louder more than the setting. The
camera notices this and generates a trigger alert. You can define how long you want the
alert state to remain active after the event has occurred.
Note: The camera need to receive the voice with microphone in.
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5. Schedule.
The Network Camera supports event trigger actions that can be based on a schedule.
This can be used, as an example, to only activate motion detection between 9 pm and 6
am during business days and around the clock on the weekends. You can set up
individual schedules for each event type, so that motion detection is activated between
7 pm and 7 am, but tampering detection is only activated between 10 pm and 4 am.
Depending on your camera model, the screen layout will vary slightly.
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There are three default schedules which you cannot delete, but you can modify them.
You can create a new schedule by clicking “Add.”
First you need to provide a name for the schedule (not shown on image). Then select a
start and end time and click on “Add” for the day of the week the schedule is supposed to
be active. As soon as you add a schedule, the timeline turns red, indicating the active
schedule. If the schedule is the same for every day of the week, you can activate the option
“Use the same time schedule every day.”
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5.6 System
The system menu provides access to a variety of system settings of your network
1. Maintenance
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 Maintenance: .
- Restart: You can restart the network camera by hitting the restart button. Set Auto
Restart to “On” if you wish to reboot the camera automatically, and then you specify
the reboot mode. Select “Sequential mode” and specify after how many days of
uptime you want the camera to reboot. Select “Schedule Mode” to control when the
reboot is to occur in a much more detailed way.
- Backup/Restore:
After you have selected the tripper type, you now have to define the action(s). In other
words, what do you want the camera to do if the event occurs?
Default - Click this button to restore he factory default settings in this camera. You
can choose to exclude the IP and date & time settings.
Backup - This function allows saving the current configuration of the camera to a
file on your computer’s hard drive. Saving the configuration is useful in case you
ever want to reload a specific configuration; e.g., in order to set up another camera
of the same model and firmware version with the exact same configuration. Since
the IP address configuration is also part of the setting date, you must be careful not
to restore the same settings to two or more cameras when all of them are
connected to the same network. Otherwise, you would be creating an IP conflict in
your network.
Restore - With this function, you can reload a previously saved configuration back
into your camera. Click Browse to locate the configuration file and OK to begin the
process. The camera will perform a reboot at the end of the procedure and the new
settings will become effective.
- Firmware Upgrade: From time to time, there will be a new firmware version
available for your camera. New firmware versions can enhance the functionality of
the camera, or they can fix problems. Before you begin, make sure that you have
obtained a proper firmware from the web site. If you are not 100% sure about this, do
not proceed. Instead, contact the technical support team to verify the firmware
version. Also, do not perform the upgrade from a computer that is connected to the
network wirelessly, as the connection is inherently less stable than a cable-based
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connection. If you have the correct firmware file, make sure that you un-compress the
ZIP file first (if the firmware file is an archive) and you end up with a file that has an
extension *.bin. Click on Browse and select the *bin file. Click on OK to begin the
upgrade process.
- Language: You can replace the language in the user interface of your network
camera. On the Installation CD are different language files starting with “LNG_” and
ending with “.lang.” Click on Browse, select the language you wish to install and then
click on OK to begin the process.
2. Date Time
 Date Time: .
- Current Date/Time: Reference section 5.2 item 3.
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2. Security.
Please reference section 5.2 item 1
IP Address Filter:
Once you enabled it, the listed IP address are allowed or denied access to the
network camera. Add the IP address that you’d like to allow or deny, select allow or
deny from the list and save it.
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Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) is a cryptographic protocol that provides security for
communications over networks such as the Internet.
HTTPS is a URI scheme used to indicate a secure HTTP connection (SSL
encrypted). It is syntactically similar to the http:// scheme that is normally used for
accessing resources using HTTP. The differences are that SSL-encrypted
connections always begin with https:// instead of http://. HTTPS connections use
TCP port 443 by default, compared to standard HTTP connections, which use port
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- Create/Install: Create a self-signed certificate for HTTPS to recognize
- Installed Certificate: Display or remove the properties of the installed certificate.
- HTTPS Connection Policy: Set HTTPS connection policy for different level of users.
To use the HTTPS encryption, please set up “Create self-signed certificate” for the first
time you use the HTTPS function, and then set up the connection policy for different
Note: When enable HTTPS with RTSP on mode, the IP Camera only protect the
setting such as username and password and do not protect video and audio.
When enable HTTPS with RTSP off mode, the IP Camera will protect all setting
including video and audio
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3. Network basic.
Please reference section 6.2 item 2.
Please reference section 6.2 item 2.
4. Network Advance.
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- General:
RTP Port Range - The default value of port range is 5000 ~ 7999 and can be
changed from 1124 to 65534.
RTP Port - RTSP stands for Real Time Streaming Protocol. RTSP is supported by
most media clients, such as Real Player, VLC and QuickTime. If you only plan to
view the camera video with your Web browser or with one of the provided software
utilities, you do not need to activate this option. The default value is 554 and can be
changed from 1124 to 65534.
RTSP Configuration:
This option allows you to set up the URL for each profile and define whether or not
you want to enable or disable authentication. By default, the video URL and profile
number are related, e.g., profilex = video.prox, but you change it any way you like.
Based on the default URLs, access to the RTSP streams would be done like this:
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If authentication is enabled, the URLs will change as follows:
- UPnP:
UPnP stands for Universal Plug and Play. A UPnP-enabled device, such as your
network camera, announces its presence in the local network to other computers that
support UPnP as well. The operating systems Windows XP, Windows Vista and
Windows 7/8 support UPnP. When the network camera is connected to the network,
Windows will alert the computer user of the presence of the new device (a new icon will
be added to your My Network Places folder) and lets the user connect to the device
Furthermore, UPnP has the ability to instruct the router or firewall to open certain ports,
so that a party from the outside world can contact a device on the local network, such
as the network camera.
UPnP port forwarding is not supported by all routers, however. So, depending on your
router or firewall, you may or may not be able use this function, also, opening ports in
any router or firewall increases the risk of an intruder successfully breaking in to your
network. UPnP automates this task and leaves it to the devices to negotiate which
ports to open. Since this is done without any form of authentication, enabling UPnP
port forwarding in your router is not necessarily a good idea in a security-sensitive
environment. You can always open individual ports in your router or firewall manually.
In the camera UPnP is enabled by default. UPnP port forwarding is disabled by default.
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When you enable UPnP port forwarding, the screen will reveal additional options.
These are the ports the camera will instruct the router to open. Depending on the
camera model, you may see different ports. The new H.264 Megapixel cameras have a
simpler port model and require fewer ports than the other models. Normally there is no
need to change any of these ports, unless you know that a port is already in use by a
different device or application.
UPnP Bonjour is a service that, just like UPnP, helps to find the network camera on
the network. Bonjour is available for Windows, but is more commonly used for
- Bonjour:
Bonjour on - Enables the service (on by default).
Bonjour off - Disables the service.
Device Name - Enter the name of your camera here. This is the name the Bonjour
service will display. If you have more than one camera installed in your network, this
is an easy way to differentiate among the cameras.
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Quality of Service (QoS) for networks is an industry-wide set of standards and
mechanisms for ensuring high-quality performance for critical applications. By
using QoS mechanisms, network administrators can use existing resources
efficiently and ensure the required level of service without reactively expanding or
over-provisioning their networks.
- QoS(Quality of Service):
QoS on - Enables the service (on by default).
QoS off - Disables the service.
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If you are not planning on connecting to the network camera over a remote
connection, but only in your local network, you can skip this section.
Dynamic DNS is a network service that provides the capability for a networked
device, such as a router or computer system, to notify a domain name server to
change, in real time (ad-hoc) the active DNS configuration of its configured host
names, addresses or other information stored in DNS.
In simpler terms: Users of private Internet services are often faced with a problem:
The ISP typically changes the IP address assigned to the user based on a time
interval. This may be as often as once every 24 hours or as seldom as once every
30 days. For the average user this is not a problem. However, if you want to be able
to connect to the local camera (e.g., in your house) from a remote location (e.g., the
office), you need to know under which Internet address the camera can be reached.
However, you don’t know what the current Internet IP address is. So you are
beginning to see the problem.
DDNS solves this problem by allowing you to create a domain name for your home
network, which you can always use to access the camera. To use the DDNS
function, you will need to do the following two things.
First, create a DDNS hostname with a DDNS service provider
Secondly, set up a DDNS client in the home network that contacts the DDNS
service provider and updates the IP information.
If the router in your home network is equipped with a DDNS client, we recommend
using the router instead of the camera. Most SOHO routers are equipped with a
DDNS client and since the router is in direct control of handling the Internet
connection, it’s the device best suited for the DDNS task.
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Server Name - Select the DDNS provider of your choice. In our example we use
User ID - Enter the same user name here that you use to log in to your account
settings on www.dyndns.org. Do not enter your DSL user account information here.
Password - Enter the password for your no-ip.com user account here. Re-type the
password in the field below.
Host name - You need to enter the full host name that you have created in your
no-ip.com account here.
Periodic Update - You can either specify the time in minutes after which the
camera will update its IP information with the DDNS provider, or you can leave the
setting as “Auto”, which is recommended.
Click “Save” to activate the settings. Reboot the camera to activate the DDNS
settings. After a reboot you may need to wait for a few minutes before you can
access the camera with the new domain name
5. Digital I/O.
Digital I/O:
If your network camera is equipped with a digital I/O interface, you can configure
the connections on this page. The screen shows the current status of input 1/ input
2 and output 1/ output 2. The screen also allows you to define the “normal” state of
the port. The normal state can be viewed as the “non-alert-state.”
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6. LED.
You can enable or disable the operation LEDs on your network camera. Hiding
the LED indicator will make the camera appear to be offline while in fact it is
operational and captures
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System Log:
The Network Camera features a log function for system messages. These are
system messages about the camera start-up procedure, e-mail deliveries, FTP
uploads, motion detection and more. The camera stores the messages in its
internal memory and displays them on the system log screen. Since memory is
limited, the messages will eventually be truncated. If you need to log all the system
messages on a remote server (e.g., for permanent record keeping of alarm events
or for troubleshooting purposes), you can utilize the remote log functionality.
- System Log:
Server Name - Type in the network address of the system log server. Enter the
address without any leading characters, such as http://.
Server Port - The standard port for this protocol is 514. If your system log server is
set up differently, you can change the value here.
- Current Log:
This text box displays the real-time log of the camera messages. The remote log
function uses the System Log Protocol, which is a standard for forwarding log
messages in an IP network. System Log is a client/server protocol. The System Log
sender (the Network Camera) sends a small (less than 1KB) textual message to the
System Log server.
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