AXIS P1346 Network Camera
AXIS P1346-E Network Camera
AXIS P1347 Network Camera
AXIS P1346/-E/AXIS P1347 User’s Manual
This manual is intended for administrators and users of the
AXIS P1346/-E/AXIS P1347. The manual is applicable for firmware
release 5.06.1 and later forAXIS P1346/-E; and firmware release 5.11
and later for AXIS P1347. It includes instructions for using and
managing the camera on your network. Previous experience of
networking will be of use when using this product. Some knowledge of
UNIX or Linux-based systems may also be beneficial, for developing
shell scripts and applications. Later versions of this document will be
posted to the Axis Website, as required. See also the product’s online
help, available via the Web-based interface.
Every care has been taken in the preparation of this manual. Please
inform your local Axis office of any inaccuracies or omissions. Axis
Communications AB cannot be held responsible for any technical or
typographical errors and reserves the right to make changes to the
product and manuals without prior notice. Axis Communications AB
makes no warranty of any kind with regard to the material contained
within this document, including, but not limited to, the implied
warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Axis
Communications AB shall not be liable nor responsible for incidental or
consequential damages in connection with the furnishing, performance
or use of this material.
Intellectual Property Rights
Axis AB has intellectual property rights relating to technology
embodied in the product described in this document. In particular, and
without limitation, these intellectual property rights may include one or
more of the patents listed at and one
or more additional patents or pending patent applications in the US and
other countries.
This product contains licensed third-party software. See the menu item
“About” in the product’s user interface for more information.
This product contains source code copyright Apple Computer, Inc.,
under the terms of Apple Public Source License 2.0 (see
The source code is available from:
Equipment Modifications
This equipment must be installed and used in strict accordance with the
instructions given in the user documentation. This equipment contains
no user-serviceable components. Unauthorized equipment changes or
modifications will invalidate all applicable regulatory certifications and
Trademark Acknowledgments
Apple, Boa, Bonjour, Ethernet, Internet Explorer, Linux, Microsoft,
Mozilla, Netscape Navigator, OS/2, Real, QuickTime, UNIX, Windows,
WWW are registered trademarks of the respective holders. Java and all
Java-based trademarks and logos are trademarks or registered
trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other
countries. Axis Communications AB is independent of Sun Microsystems
Inc. UPnPTM is a certification mark of the UPnPTM Implementers
Should you require any technical assistance, please contact your Axis
reseller. If your questions cannot be answered immediately, your
reseller will forward your queries through the appropriate channels to
ensure a rapid response. If you are connected to the Internet, you can:
• download user documentation and firmware updates
• find answers to resolved problems in the FAQ database. Search by
product, category, or phrases
• report problems to Axis support by logging in to your private support
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AXIS P1346/-E/AXIS P1347 Network Camera User’s Manual
Rev. 2.0
Copyright© Axis Communications AB, 2009-2010
June 2010 Part no. 38736
AXIS P1346/-E/AXIS P1347 - Table of contents
Product Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Key features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Hardware Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Replacing the lens 7
Accessing the Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Access from a browser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Access from the Internet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Setting the root password . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
The Live View page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Video and Audio Streams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
How to stream H.264 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Motion JPEG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Alternative methods of accessing the video stream . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Accessing audio streams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Configuring the camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Video & Audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Video Stream . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Stream Profiles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Camera Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
View Areas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Overlay Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Privacy mask . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Focus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Audio Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Live View Config . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
PTZ (Pan Tilt Zoom) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Preset Positions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Guard Tour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Advanced . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Event Servers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Event Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Camera tampering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Motion Detection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Port Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Recording List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
System Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Date & Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Ports & Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
LED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Advanced . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
About . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Resetting to Factory Default Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Unit connectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
LED indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Checking the firmware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Upgrading the firmware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Symptoms, possible causes, and remedial action . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Technical Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
General performance considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Glossary of Terms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
AXIS P1346/-E/AXIS P1347 - Product Description
Product Description
This manual applies to the AXIS P1346/-E/AXIS P1347 Network Cameras. The information in this manual applies to all
products except where otherwise stated.
Key features
Excellent video quality including HDTV
The AXIS P1346/-E/AXIS P1347 Network Camera supports wide dynamic range and includes day/night functionality
with an automatically controlled IR filter, adapting to both daylight and dark lighting conditions. While the AXIS
P1346/-E camera offers superb image quality in 3MP resolution, AXIS P1347 offers 5 MP resolution. All these cameras
offer HDTV streaming in 1080p at 30 fps.
P-Iris control
AXIS P1346/-E/AXIS P1347 supports the unique P-Iris control, which allows the camera to precisely control the exact
position of the iris. This gives an iris opening optimized for depth of field, lens resolution and light inlet, resulting in
superb image quality with optimal sharpness. The P-Iris uses the same type of connector and cable as the traditional
DC-iris control, which is also supported by AXIS P1346/-E/AXIS P1347 for backward compatibility.
Multiple H.264 and Motion JPEG video streams
AXIS P1346/-E/AXIS P1347 can provide several independent H.264 streams for different quality needs and bandwidth
constraints; e.g. live viewing in highest quality and full frame rate, and simultaneously delivering a video stream configured for optimized storage, at a lower resolution or frame rate, or a higher compression level. Motion JPEG images
can be provided simultaneously for easy extraction of high-quality still images.
Digital PTZ and multi-view streaming
AXIS P1346/-E/AXIS P1347 supports digital PTZ and multi-view streaming allowing up to eight view areas cropped
from the full view to be streamed simultaneously for viewing or recording. The camera allows panning and tilting of
the cropped view areas as well as digital zoom in.
Easy installation with focus assistant, remote back focus and pixel counter
The focus assistant and remote back focus features make the AXIS P1346/-E/AXIS P1347 Network Camera easy to
install. At first the focus assistant facilitates approximate focusing of the lens which indicates focus by flashing the
camera’s front LED. Then the remote back focus feature of AXIS P1346/-E/AXIS P1347 is conveniently used for automatic focus fine-tuning. During focusing, the pixel counter helps to ensure that the image size and resolution is optimized and that specific requirements, for example for face recognition, are fulfilled.
Power over Ethernet
AXIS P1346/-E/AXIS P1347 supports Power over Ethernet (IEEE 802.3af) reducing installation costs by eliminating the
need for power cables. AXIS P1346-E can alternatively be powered by High Power over Ethernet. AXIS P1346 /AXIS
P1347 can alternatively be powered by 8-20 V DC.
Local storage
AXIS P1346/-E/AXIS P1347 offers an SD/SDHC memory card slot for local storage of video.
Two-way audio
Two-way audio support allows remote users to listen in on an area and communicate with visitors or intruders.
Robust design
AXIS P1346/-E/AXIS P1347 with its robust, metal casing in a box design is perfect for deterrence.
Intelligent video capabilities
AXIS P1346/-E/AXIS P1347 includes intelligent capabilities such as video motion detection, audio detection and
detection of camera tampering attempts like blocking, spray-painting or defocusing. The camera also provides capacity for third party analytics modules.
Outdoor-ready (AXIS P1346-E)
AXIS P1346-E is designed for quick and easy installation in demanding indoor and outdoor environments. There is no
need to purchase and mount a separate outdoor housing. It eliminates the cost and complexity of pre-mounting a
camera in an enclosure and minimizes the risk of incorrect mounting, and helps to ensure optimal camera performance.
AXIS P1346/-E/AXIS P1347 - Product Description
Hardware Overview
Focus puller
Zoom puller
Status indicator LED
SD memory card slot
Bottom view
Rear view
Network connector (PoE)
Audio out
Power indicator
indicator LED
Control button
Iris connector
Power connector
I/O terminal connector
Part number (P/N) & Serial number (S/N).
The serial number may be required during
the installation.
For descriptions of the connectors, please refer to Unit connectors, on page 45.
Audio in
AXIS P1346/-E/AXIS P1347 - Product Description
AXIS P1346-E
Part number (P/N) & Serial number (S/N).
The serial number may be required during
the installation.
Sun shield
Top cover
Network camera
Network cable
I/O cable
May be hot
Cable cover
Bottom cover
Network connector (PoE OUT,
connected at delivery)
Cable holes
Network connector (PoE IN)
LED indicator
Arctic Temperature Control switch
(enabling not required)
Alarm output (connected at delivery)
AXIS P1346/-E/AXIS P1347 - Product Description
Replacing the lens
This chapter applies to the AXIS P1347 Network Camera; and to the AXIS P1346/-E Network Camera when the
firmware supports it. This may apply to other cameras that support P-iris in the future.
There are optional lenses for the AXIS P1347 Network Camera. To replace the lens in the camera:
1. Disconnect the iris cable.
2. Unscrew the standard lens; attach and screw on the new lens.
Note: There is no need to restart the camera after changing the lens. The camera
must however be restarted if you are interchanging between a P-iris, DC-Iris
or fixed/manual iris lens.
In order to set the focus and position the lens, the camera must be connected
to the network. For instructions, please refer to the Installation Guide
supplied with the camera.
Select the iris configuration
1. Go to Video and Audio > Camera Settings from the Setup link in the camera’s webpage.
2. Click Edit... against Iris configuration:. In the dialog that appears, choose the iris
that corresponds to the camera’s lens from the drop-down list and click OK.
Note: For P-Iris lenses not listed in the drop-down list, download the iris configuration
file from To do this click the Upload tab, browse to the file and
click Upload. After the file has been uploaded, select the iris from the drop-down
list and press OK.
In case you select a DC iris configuration for a P-iris lens, an error message appears against Iris configuration in the
Camera Settings page.
AXIS P1346/-E/AXIS P1347 - Accessing the Camera
Accessing the Camera
To install the AXIS P1346/-E/AXIS P1347 Network Camera, refer to the Installation Guide supplied with your product.
The network camera can be used with most operating systems and browsers. The recommended browsers are Internet Explorer
with Windows, Safari with Mac OSX and Firefox with other operating systems. See Technical Specifications, on page 48.
To view streaming video in Internet Explorer, set your browser to allow ActiveX controls and install AXIS Media
Control (AMC) on your workstation.
QuickTimeTM is also supported for viewing H.264 streams and for audio.
If your computer restricts the use of additional software components, the camera can be configured to use a Java
applet for viewing Motion JPEG.
The network camera includes one (1) H.264 decoder license for viewing video streams and (1) AAC audio license. These
licenses are automatically installed with AMC. The administrator can disable the installation of the decoders, to
prevent installation of unlicensed copies.
Access from a browser
1. Start a browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari).
2. Enter the IP address or host name of the camera in the Location/Address field of your browser.
To access the camera from a Macintosh computer (Mac OSX), click on the Bonjour tab and select AXIS P1346/-E/AXIS
P1347 from the drop-down list.
3. If this is the first time you access the camera, you must set the root password and select a capture mode; see Setting
the root password, on page 9 and Configure capture mode, on page 10. Otherwise enter your user name and password,
set by the administrator.
4. The camera’s Live View page appears in your browser.
The layout of the Live View page may have been customized to specific requirements. Consequently, some of the
examples and functions featured here may differ from those displayed on your own Live View page.
AXIS P1346/-E/AXIS P1347 - Accessing the Camera
Access from the Internet
Once connected, the camera is accessible on your local network (LAN). To access the camera from the Internet you must
configure your broadband router to allow incoming data traffic to the camera. To do this, enable the NAT-traversal feature,
which will attempt to automatically configure the router to allow access to the camera. This is enabled from Setup > System
Options > Network > TCP/IP Advanced.
For more information, please see NAT traversal (port mapping) for IPv4, on page 39. See also the AXIS Internet Dynamic DNS
Service at For Technical notes on this and other topics, visit Axis Support web at
Setting the root password
To gain access to the product, you must set the password for the default administrator user - ‘root’. This is done in the
‘Configure Root Password’ dialog, which appears when the network camera is accessed for the first time. To prevent network
eavesdropping the root password can be set via an encrypted HTTPS connection, which requires an HTTPS certificate.
HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol over SSL) is a protocol used to encrypt traffic between web browsers and servers.
The HTTPS certificate ensures encrypted exchange of information.
To create an HTTPS connection,
click this button.
To configure the password directly
via an unencrypted connection, enter
the password here.
To set the password via a standard HTTP connection, enter it directly in the first dialog shown above.
To set the password via an encrypted HTTPS connection, follow these steps:
1. Click the Create self-signed certificate button.
2. Provide the requested information and click OK. The certificate is created and the password can now be set securely.
All traffic to and from the network camera is encrypted from this point on.
3. Enter a password and then re-enter it to confirm the spelling. Click OK. The password has now been configured.
The default administrator user name ‘root’ is permanent and cannot be deleted.
If the password for root is lost, the camera must be reset to the factory default settings. See page 44.
If prompted, click Yes to install AXIS Media Control, which allows viewing of the video stream in Internet Explorer.
You will need administrator rights on the computer to do this. If using Windows Vista you must also run Internet
Explorer as administrator; right-click the Internet Explorer icon and select Run as administrator.
If required, click the link to install missing decoders.
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Configure capture mode
AXIS P1346
Capture mode defines how image data is taken from the image sensor
with respect to resolution and frame rate, and is set the first time the
camera is accessed. Select the desired capture mode from the
drop-down list and click OK. See also Capture mode, on page 18.
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The Live View page
If your network camera has been customized to meet specific requirements the buttons and other items described below may
not be displayed in the Live View page. The following provides an overview of each available button:
General controls
View size – Click to scale the image down to 800 pixels wide or to full scale. Only available in MJPEG.
The Stream Profile drop-down list allows you to select a customized or pre-programmed stream profile on
the Live View page. Stream profiles are configured under Video & Audio > Stream Profiles, see Stream
Profiles, on page 18 for more information.
Pulse – Click this button to activate the output for a defined period of time, such as switching a light on
for 20 seconds.
Active/Inactive – Click these buttons to manually start and stop a connected device - e.g. switch a light
The Trigger buttons can trigger an event directly from the Live View page. The buttons are configured
under Setup > Live View Config > Layout.
The Snapshot button saves a snapshot of the video image on display. Right-click on the video image to
save it in JPEG format on your computer. This button is primarily intended for use when AXIS Media Control viewer toolbar is not available.
AXIS Media Control toolbar
AXIS Media Control viewer toolbar is available in Internet Explorer only. See AXIS Media Control (AMC), on page 14 for more
information. The toolbar displays the following buttons:
The Play button connects to the Axis product and starts playing a media stream.
The Stop button stops the video stream being played.
The Snapshot button takes a snapshot of the current image. The location where the image is saved can be specified in the AMC Control Panel.
Click the View Full Screen button and the video image will fill the entire screen. Press Esc (Escape) on the computer keyboard to cancel full screen view.
The Record button is used to record the current video stream. The location where the recording is saved can be
specified in the AMC Control Panel.
AMC Audio controls
AMC audio buttons control the speakers and microphone connected to the client computer. The buttons are only visible when
audio is enabled.
Speaker button – Click to switch the sound on or off.
Microphone button – Click to switch the sound on or off.
In Simplex - Network Camera speaker only mode, click this button to stop sending audio to the network camera.
Use the slider to control the volume of the speakers and the microphone.
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Half-duplex mode
The Talk/Listen button is used to switch between sending and receiving audio. The button can be configured from the Audio tab in the AMC Control panel:
• Push-To-Talk mode: Click and hold the button to talk/send, release the button to listen.
• Toggle mode: Click once to switch between talking and listening.
Simplex – Network Camera speaker only mode
To send audio, the Talk and Microphone buttons must both be enabled. Click either button to stop audio
Pan/Tilt/Zoom controls
The following controls are available if digital PTZ is enabled, see PTZ (Pan Tilt Zoom), on page 26. The administrator can enable
and disable the controls for specific users under System Options > Security > Users > User List.
Click the Emulate joystick mode button and click in the image to move the camera view in the direction of the
mouse pointer.
Click the Center mode button and click on a position in the image to center the camera view on that position.
Pan, Tilt and Zoom bars — Clicking a position directly on the bar moves the camera view directly to the new position in one smooth movement. Clicking on the arrows at the ends of a bar causes an incremental change. Clicking
Zoom out to overview image will set the camera to the minimum zoom position. In this position, the camera
cannot pan or tilt.
Click the Ctrl panel button to open the PTZ control panel which provides additional PTZ controls.
User-defined buttons can also appear in the Control panel, see Advanced, on page 27.
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Video and Audio Streams
The network camera provides several image and video stream formats. Your requirements and the properties of your network
will determine the type you use.
The Live View page in the network camera provides access to H.264 and Motion JPEG video streams, audio streams and to the
list of available stream profiles. Other applications and clients can access the video and audio streams directly, without going
via the Live View page.
How to stream H.264
This video compression standard makes good use of bandwidth, and can provide high quality video streams at less than 1
Deciding which combination of protocols and methods to use depends on your viewing requirements, and on the properties of
your network. The available options in AXIS Media Control are:
Unicast RTP
This unicast method (RTP over UDP) is used
for live unicast video, especially when it is
important to always have an up-to-date
video stream, even if some images are
This unicast method (RTP tunneled over
RTSP) is useful as it is relatively simple to
configure firewalls to allow RTSP traffic.
Unicasting is used for video-on-demand transmission,
so that there is no video traffic on the network until a
client connects and requests the stream.
Note that there are a maximum of 20 simultaneous
unicast connections.
RTP over RTSP over
This unicast method can be used to traverse
firewalls. Firewalls are commonly configured
to allow the HTTP protocol, thus allowing
RTP to be tunneled.
Multicast RTP
This method (RTP over UDP) should be used for live multicast video. The video stream is always
up-to-date, even if some images are dropped.
Multicasting provides the most efficient usage of bandwidth when there are large numbers of clients viewing simultaneously. A multicast cannot however, pass a network router unless the
router is configured to allow this. It is not possible to multicast over the Internet, for example.
Note also that all multicast viewers count as one unicast viewer in the maximum total of 20
simultaneous connections.
AXIS Media Control negotiates with the camera to determine the transport protocol to use. The order of priority, listed in the
AMC Control Panel, can be changed and the options disabled, to suit specific requirements.
H.264 and AAC are licensed technologies. The network camera includes one H.264 viewing client license and one AAC
audio client license. Installing additional unlicensed copies of the clients is prohibited. To purchase additional licenses,
contact your Axis reseller.
Motion JPEG
This format uses standard JPEG still images for the video stream. These images are then displayed and updated at a rate
sufficient to create a stream that shows constantly updated motion.
The Motion JPEG stream uses considerable amounts of bandwidth, but provides excellent image quality and access to every
image contained in the stream. The recommended method of accessing Motion JPEG live video from the network camera is to
use AXIS Media Control in Internet Explorer in Windows.
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AXIS Media Control (AMC)
AXIS Media Control (AMC) in Internet Explorer in Windows is the
recommended method of accessing live video from the network camera.
The AMC Control Panel can be used to configure various video and audio
settings. Please see AXIS Media Control User’s Manual for more
The AMC Control Panel is automatically installed on first use, after which
it can be configured. Open the AMC Control Panel from:
• Windows Control Panel (from the Start menu)
• Alternatively, right-click the video image in Internet Explorer and
click Settings.
Alternative methods of accessing the video stream
You can also access video/images from the network camera in the
following ways:
Motion JPEG server push (if supported by the client, Firefox, for example). This option maintains an open HTTP connection to the browser and sends data as and when required, for as long as required.
Still JPEG images in a browser. Enter the path - http://<ip>/axis-cgi/jpg/image.cgi
Windows Media Player. This requires AXIS Media Control and the H.264 decoder to be installed. The paths that can be
used are listed below in the order of preference:
• Unicast via RTP: axrtpu://<ip>/axis-media/media.amp
• Unicast via RTSP: axrtsp://<ip>/axis-media/media.amp
• Unicast via RTSP, tunneled via HTTP: axrtsphttp://<ip>/axis-media/media.amp
• Multicast: axrtpm://<ip>/axis-media/media.amp
To access the video stream from QuickTime™ the following paths can be used:
• rtsp://<ip>/axis-media/media.amp
• rtsp://<ip>/axis-media/media.3gp
• The network camera supports QuickTime 6.5.1 and later.
• QuickTime adds latency to the video and audio stream (up to 3 seconds).
• It may be possible to use other players to view the H.264 stream using the paths above, although Axis does not
guarantee this.
• <ip> = IP address
Accessing audio streams
The Live View page provides access to audio through AXIS Media Control; in addition audio can be accessed in the following
Audio can be accessed through the VAPIX® application programming interface (API). For more information visit
QuickTime and Windows Media Player
Simplex audio can be accessed via QuickTime and Windows Media Player by using the same paths as for video streams (see
above). QuickTime supports G.711 and AAC audio encoding.
Java applet
The Java applet supports simplex audio with G.711 encoding.
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Configuring the camera
AXIS P1346/-E/AXIS P1347 can be configured by users with administrator or operator rights. To access the product’s
configuration menus, click Setup in the top right-hand corner of the Live View page.
Administrators have unrestricted access to all settings.
Operators have access to Video & Audio, Live View Config, PTZ, Events and Recording List
See also the online help available by clicking
on each page.
Setup link
Basic Setup
Basic Setup provides shortcuts to the settings that should be made before using the network camera:
1. Users, see page 35.
2. TCP/IP, see page 37.
3. Date & Time, see page 36.
4. Video Stream, see page 16.
5. Focus, see page 21.
6. Audio Settings, see page 22.
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Video & Audio
Video Stream
To enable view areas, go to Setup > Video & Audio > Camera Settings > View Areas. If View Areas have been enabled, the
defined View Areas are listed here and each View Area is given its own video stream settings. For more information about view
areas, see page 19.
The video stream settings appear under four
different tabs:
For a preview of the image before saving, select
the Video Format and click Open....
The pixel counter shows the number of pixels in
an area of the image. This is useful in face
identification for example, for it regulates the
pixel resolution of an object, such as a face. Use
the mouse to move and resize the rectangle, or
enter the number of pixels in the Width and
Height fields and click Apply.
When satisfied with the settings, click Save.
Image Appearance
Use these settings to modify the image resolution and compression. Setting the compression level affects the image quality
and the amount of bandwidth required; the lower the compression, the higher the image quality with higher bandwidth
requirements. The image can also be mirrored (reversed) and rotated.
Capture mode defines how image data is taken from the image sensor prioritizing either resolution or frame rate. The capture
mode is configured the first time the camera is accessed, see page 8, but can be re-configured later, see Capture mode, on
page 18.
See the online help files
for more information.
Video Stream
To avoid bandwidth problems on the network, the frame rate allowed to each viewer can be limited. Select the Unlimited
radio button option to allow the highest available frame rate; or select the Limited to radio button option and enter a value
(1-30) fps in the field.
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Overlay Settings
To place an overlay image at specific coordinates in the view
area, check Include overlay image at coordinates and enter
the X and Y coordinates. The overlay image must first be
uploaded to the network camera, see Overlay Image, on page
Text, date & time overlay
Text, date and time can also be used as an overlay.
for information on available options.
Select the Enable Audio box option to enable audio in the
video stream.
Audio configuration settings are the same for all video
streams and configured under Video & Audio > Audio
Settings; see page 22. The current audio configuration is
displayed under Current Audio Settings.
The box option Enable Audio Support under System
Options > Security > Audio Support must also be selected to enable sound in the product. See Audio Support, on
page 36.
GOV Settings
The GOV structure describes the composition of the video stream and setting the GOV-length to a higher value saves
considerably on bandwidth but may have an adverse effect on image quality.
Bit Rate Control
The bit rate can be set as Variable Bit Rate (VBR) or Constant Bit Rate (CBR). VBR adjusts the bit rate according to the image
complexity, using up bandwidth for increased activity in the image, and less for lower activity in the monitored area.
CBR allows you to set a fixed Target bit rate that consumes a predictable amount of bandwidth. As the bit rate would usually
need to increase for increased image activity, but in this case cannot, the frame rate and image quality are affected
negatively. To partly compensate for this, it is possible to prioritize either frame rate or image quality. Not setting a priority
means the frame rate and image quality are equally affected.
To determine a reasonable bit rate, go to Setup > Video & Audio > Video Stream > Image. Under Overlay Settings,
check the Include text checkbox and enter the code #b in the field. The current bit rate will display as a text overlay
on the Live View page.
To preview the image stream while configuring the GOV settings and Bit rate control, select Open... under Preview.
Sometimes the image size is large due to low light or complex scenery. Adjusting the Maximum frame size helps to control
the bandwidth and storage used by the Motion JPEG video stream in these situations. Defining the frame size as Unlimited
provides consistently good image quality at the expense of increased bandwidth and storage usage during low light. Limiting
the frame size optimizes bandwidth and storage usage, but may give poor image quality. To prevent increased bandwidth and
storage usage, the maximum frame size should be set to an optimal value.
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Stream Profiles
There are four pre-programmed stream profiles available for quick set-up. These settings can be adjusted and new customized
profiles can be created. Each profile has a descriptive name, describing its usage and/or purpose. The profiles can be accessed
from the Live View page.
To create a new stream profile, click Add... to bring up the Stream Profile Settings dialog.
1. Enter a unique name and a description for your profile.
2. Select a Video encoding (H.264 or MJPEG) from the drop-down list.
3. Modify the stream settings under the Image, Audio, H.264 and MJPEG tabs. See Video Stream, on page 16.
4. Click OK to save the profile
To copy an existing stream profile, click Copy... and enter a new name. Change the stream profile settings as above.
To modify an existing stream profile, click Modify... and change the settings as above. The original settings for the
pre-programmed profiles can always be restored by clicking Restore.
To remove a stream profile, click Remove. Pre-programmed profiles cannot be removed.
Camera Settings
This page provides access to the advanced image settings for AXIS P1346/-E/AXIS P1347.
Capture mode
Capture mode defines how image data is taken from the image sensor prioritizing either frame rate or resolution. The capture
mode is set the first time the camera is accessed, see Configure capture mode, on page 10.
Capture modes for AXIS P1346:
• 3 MP (4:3 format) at 20 fps
• 2 MP (4:3 format) at 30 fps
• HDTV 1080p (16:9 format) at 30 fps
Capture modes for AXIS P1347:
• 5 MP (4:3 format) at 12 fps
• 3 MP (4:3 format) at 20 fps
• 2 MP (4:3 format) at 30 fps
• HDTV 1080p (16:9 format) at 30 fps
If the capture mode setting is changed, most other settings, for example view areas, motion detection windows and events,
will be removed or reset. Stop all video streams before you change the capture mode.
View Areas
Check the box Enable View Areas to enable the camera’s View areas and digital PTZ functionality.
Image Appearance
Color level - Select an appropriate level by entering a value in the range 0-100. Lower values mean less color saturation,
whilst the value 100 gives maximum color saturation.
Brightness - The image brightness can be adjusted in the range 0-100, where a higher value produces a brighter image.
Sharpness - Controls the amount of sharpening applied to the image. A sharper image might increase image noise especially
in low light conditions. A lower setting reduces image noise, but the image would be less sharp.
Contrast - Adjust the image's contrast by raising or lowering the value in this field.
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White Balance
This is used to compensate for the different colors present in different light sources, to make the colors in the image appear
the same. AXIS P1346/-E/AXIS P1347 can be set to automatically identify the light source and compensate for its color.
Alternatively, the type of light source can be manually selected from the drop-down list. Please see the online help files
for a description of each available setting.
Wide Dynamic Range
Check the box Enable Dynamic Contrast to improve the exposure when there is a considerable contrast between light and
dark areas in an image.
Exposure Settings
Configure the exposure settings to suit the image quality requirements in relation to lighting, frame rate and bandwidth
Exposure value - Click in the bar to fine-tune the exposure. Increasing the exposure will improve image quality at the
expense of the total frame rate. There may also be an increase in motion blur.
Exposure control - This setting is used to remove 50 or 60 Hz flicker caused by a fluorescent light source. The Hold current
option locks the current exposure settings.
Enable Backlight compensation - Backlight compensation makes the subject appear clearer when the image background is
too bright, or the subject is too dark.
Exposure zones - This setting determines which part of the image is used to calculate the exposure. For most situations, the
Auto settings can be used, but for particular requirements, select Defined and click Edit... to open the Exposure Windows
dialog where you can customize the exposure zone. See the online help
for more information.
Exposure priority - This defines the balance between image quality and frame rate. Prioritizing Motion minimizes motion
blur but may result in reduced image quality with a higher frame rate. Selecting Low noise provides better image quality
with a lower frame rate. The Shutter and Gain settings can be used to further adjust the amount of motion blur and noise
in the image. See the online help
for more information.
Enable automatic iris adjustment - Check this box to enable automatic iris adjustment. When enabled, the iris will
automatically be adjusted to compensate for changing light conditions. This option is not available if a fixed iris is used.
Iris adjustment - This option applies to P-Irises only. Use the slide bar to set the preferred f-number. The scale represents the
amount the iris is open. If set to 0, the iris is opened as much as possible. If set to 100, the iris is closed as much as possible.
The actual f-number is shown below the iris adjustment bar. If Enable automatic iris adjustment is checked, the iris will stay
at this position as long as light conditions are favorable. If light conditions change, the iris will adjust itself to the best iris
settings. If the box is unchecked, the iris will lock on the set position regardless of light conditions.
View Image Settings
Click View... to view the video stream with the current configuration. Once satisfied, click Save.
View Areas
A view area is a cropped part of the overview image. Each view area is treated as a video source in Live View with its own
Video Stream, PTZ and Event settings.
View Areas must first be enabled under Video & Audio > Camera Settings > View Areas.
Add a View Area
To add a new view area:
1. Click Add. The new view area appears under Selected view area.
2. Enter a descriptive name in the Name text field.
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3. Select an aspect ratio and a video stream resolution. If the Snap to video stream resolutions box option is selected,
the view area is automatically resized to equal the size of the video stream resolution.
4. Use your mouse to move and resize the view area. Deselect the Snap to video stream resolutions box option to allow
a view area size that differs from available video stream resolutions.
5. Check Enable PTZ to enable digital PTZ for this view area.
6. Click Save to save the settings, or click Reset to revert to the previous settings.
To modify a view area, select the view area in the list and click the Modify... button. Use your mouse to size and position the
view area and change settings as needed. Click Save.
To remove a view area, select the view area and click Remove.
Overlay Image
An overlay image is a static image superimposed over the video image. The overlay image can be used to provide extra
information, or to mask a part of the video image. See the online help
for supported image formats and sizes.
To use your own image, e.g. a logo, it must first be upload to AXIS P1346/-E/AXIS P1347. Click Browse and locate the image
file on the computer. Click Upload. When uploaded, the file can be selected in the Use overlay image drop-down list.
To place the overlay image in the live view image, the box Include overlay image at coordinates under Video & Audio >
Video Stream > View Area > Image must be selected; see Overlay Settings, on page 17.
Once satisfied, click Save.
Privacy mask
A privacy mask is an area of solid color that prohibits users from viewing parts of the monitored area. Up to three privacy
masks can be used. Privacy masks cannot be bypassed via the VAPIX® Application Programming Interface (API).
Privacy masks are set up in the overview image but will also conceal the parts of a view area that coincide with the mask.
Privacy Mask List
The Privacy Mask List shows all the masks that are currently configured in AXIS P1346/AXIS P1347 and indicates if they are
Add/Edit Mask
To define a new mask:
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1. Click Add. A rectangle appears on the image.
2. Use the mouse to move the rectangle. To resize, click and pull the bottom right-hand corner.
3. Enter a descriptive name in the Mask name field.
4. Click Save.
To edit a privacy mask, select the mask and reshape or move as needed.
To change the Privacy mask color, select a new color from the drop-down list.
The Focus page provides tools and step-by-step
instructions for focusing the AXIS P1346/-E/AXIS
P1347. See also the Installation Guide supplied with
the product.
For most applications, the adjustments on the Basic
tab are sufficient. If required, additional adjustments
can be made on the Advanced tab.
Before focusing, always click Open iris to open the iris
to its maximum. This gives the smallest depth of field
and thus best conditions for correct focusing. After
focusing, click Enable iris to enable the iris again.
Follow the on-screen instructions on the Basic tab to
adjust zoom and focus.
The pixel counter is used to determine the number of
pixels in an area of the image. To position the pixel
counter, click and drag the window to the desired
The back focus (step 2) should only be reset if the camera has been focused previously.
Set focus as precisely as possible using the focus puller on the lens (step 3) before starting the automatic fine-tuning
(step 4).
If the camera is placed so that it is difficult to look at the image and move the pullers at the same time, you can use
the Focus Assistant to focus the camera; for instructions, see the Installation Guide supplied with the product.
The tools on this page can be used to find the optimal focus position. Always open the iris before focusing and enable it when
finished focusing.
Focus is measured in the part of the image covered by the focus window. Use the mouse to move and resize the window and
then click Fine-tune focus automatically. If needed, click in the Focus position bar or on the arrows at the ends of the bar, to
further adjust the focus. The buttons < and > move the focus position one step in either direction. The buttons << and >>
move the focus position multiple steps in either direction. Clicking on the bar sets focus to that position.
If the camera is not focused after completing the above instructions, try the Full range focus scan. The scan, which can take
several minutes, transforms the focus position bar to a graph where peaks indicate the best focus positions. Click in the graph
to set focus to the desired position.
Movements in front of the camera should be avoided during the automatic fine-tuning and the full range focus scan.
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Audio Settings
This section describes how to configure the basic audio settings for the network camera. These settings apply to all video
streams, whereas audio functionality can be enabled or disabled in each view area and stream profile.
Audio Channels
Audio mode - The available audio modes are
• Full duplex. Simultaneous two-way audio allowing you to transmit and receive audio (talk and listen) at the same
Note: There is no echo cancellation; if there is echo, try moving the microphone or the speaker.
Half duplex. Audio is transmitted in both directions between the network camera and the client compute, but only in
one direction at a time. You must actively transmit/receive sound using the Talk/Listen button available on the Live
View page (see AXIS Media Control toolbar, on page 11). In Push-To-Talk mode, click and hold the button to speak and
release it when done. In Toggle mode, click once to switch between speaking and listening.
Note: The Talk/Listen button mode is configured from the Audio tab in the AMC control panel (see AXIS Media Control (AMC), on page 14).
Simplex - Network Camera speaker only. Audio is transmitted from the client to AXIS P1346/-E/AXIS P1347 and
played by the speaker connected to the camera. To send audio, the Talk and Microphone buttons in the AMC toolbar
must both be enabled. Click either button to stop audio transmission.
Simplex - Network Camera microphone only. Audio captured by the microphone connected to the network camera is
transmitted from the camera to one or more clients.
Audio Input
An external microphone or a line source can be connected to the Audio in connector. If an external microphone or line source
has been connected, the internal microphone is automatically disconnected. The audio source must be set to Microphone or
Line depending on the connected device.
To prevent unauthorized listening, disable the internal microphone by inserting a plug in the Audio in connector.
The internal microphone on AXIS P1346-E cannot be used.
The Enable microphone power option provides DC power for an external microphone. If using a small electret condenser
microphone such as a clip-on microphone or a PC microphone, enable this option.
To use a high impedance dynamic microphone, do not enable microphone power. Microphone power will not harm the
microphone; if you are uncertain, try switching it off and on. To use a professional microphone requiring 48V phantom
power, you need an external power supply and a balanced-unbalanced converter (audio transformer) in between.
If the sound input is too low or too high, adjust the input gain for the microphone attached to the network camera.
Select the desired audio Encoding format, G711 μ-law, G726 or AAC.
Select the required Sample rate (number of times per second the sound is sampled). The higher the sample rate, the better the
audio quality and the greater the bandwidth required.
Changing the Bit rate changes the audio compression level and hence audio quality. A higher bit rate can improve audio
quality but requires more bandwidth.
The network camera can be configured to trigger an event if the incoming sound level rises above, falls below, or passes the
set Alarm level.
Audio Output
If the sound from the speaker is too low or too high, adjust the output gain for the active speaker attached to the network
When satisfied with the settings, click Save, or click Reset to revert to previously saved settings.
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To receive synchronized video in H.264 and audio, it is recommended that the time settings in the camera and client
computer are synchronized with an NTP Server. This is enabled in the camera under System Options > Date & Time.
Please refer to the help pages for more information.
to access the online help
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Live View Config
Stream Profile
From the Stream Profile drop-down list, select the stream profile to be used for the Live View page. Listed are the
pre-programmed stream profiles as well as the ones created under Video & Audio > Stream Profiles. See Stream Profiles, on
page 18, for more information.
Default Viewer
From the drop-down lists, select the default method for viewing video images for your browser. The camera attempts to show
the video images in the selected video format and viewer. If this is not possible, the camera overrides the settings and selects
the best available combination.
Recommended viewer in Internet Explorer (H.264/Motion JPEG).
Internet Explorer Java applet
Other browsers
A slower imaging alternative to AMC. Requires one of the following installed on the client:
• JVM (J2SE) 1.4.2 or higher
• JRE (J2SE) 5.0 or higher
Still image
Displays still images only. Click the Refresh button in your browser to view a new image.
Server Push
Recommended viewer for other browsers (Motion JPEG).
Java applet
A slower imaging alternative to Server Push (Motion JPEG only).
Still image
Displays still images only. Click the Refresh button in your browser to view a new image.
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Viewer Settings
Check the Show viewer toolbar box to display the AXIS Media Control (AMC) or the QuickTime viewer toolbar under the video
image in your browser.
The administrator can disable the installation of the H.264 decoder included with AXIS Media Control. This is used to prevent
the installation of unlicensed copies. Further decoder licenses can be purchased from your Axis dealer.
Enable Show crosshair in PTZ joystick mode and a cross will indicate the center of the image in PTZ joystick mode.
Check Use PTZ joystick mode as default to enable joystick mode. The mode can be changed temporarily from the PTZ control
Check Enable recording button to enable recording from the Live View page. The recordings are saved to the location
specified in the AMC Control Panel, see AXIS Media Control (AMC), on page 14.
Action Buttons
Select the box options to display action buttons on the Live View page.
The manual trigger button can be used to manually trigger and stop an event. If View Areas are enabled, there is one manual
trigger button for each view area.
The snapshot button can be used to save a snapshot from the video stream. This button is mainly intended for use with
browsers other than Internet Explorer, or when not using AXIS Media Control to view the video stream. AXIS Media Control for
Internet Explorer has its own snapshot button.
User Defined Links
User-defined links can link to web pages, or
can be used to run scripts or activate and
control external devices connected to the
network camera. Once configured, the links
appear on the Live View page.
To set up a link, check the Show custom link
box, select the cgi or web link radio button,
enter the URL and a descriptive name in the
provided field.
A link defined as a web link will open in a
new window, while a cgi link will run for
example a script in the background.
User-defined cgi links can be used to issue
API requests. For more information on the
VAPIX Application Programming Interface
(API), see the Video developer pages at Axis
Web site
Output Buttons
The output buttons are used to manually
activate/inactivate the output port, for
example, to switch a light on and off. To
User-defined link
display the output buttons on the Live View
page, select the type of control to use for the
port from the drop-down list:
• Pulse – Activates the output for a defined period of time
• Active/Inactive – Displays two buttons, one for each action (on/off)
See also I/O Ports, on page 42.
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PTZ (Pan Tilt Zoom)
The PTZ menu is available if digital PTZ (pan, tilt and zoom) is enabled in at least one view area. Each view area has its own
PTZ settings. See View Areas, on page 19, for more information.
Preset Positions
A preset position is a pre-defined camera view that can be used to quickly steer the camera to a specific location.
From Preset Position Setup, use the Pan, Tilt and Zoom controls to steer the camera view to the required position. When
satisfied with the camera's position, enter a descriptive name in the Current position text field. Click Add to save the camera
position as a preset position.
The preset position can be assumed at any time by selecting the preset's name from the Preset position’s drop-down list.
Preset positions can be selected on the Live View page and in Guard Tours.
The entire view area is treated as the Home position which is readily accessible by clicking the Home button in the Preset
Position Setup window and in Live View. The camera will always return to the Home position after the time specified in the
Return to home after field. Set the time to 0 to prevent the camera from automatically returning to the Home position.
Guard Tour
A guard tour moves between chosen Preset Positions, one-by-one in a pre-determined order or at random, and for
configurable time periods. The guard tour sequence will keep running after the user has logged off or closed the browser.
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Panel Shortcut Command Buttons can be configured to provide direct access to commands issued
via the VAPIX® Application Programming Interface. The buttons will be displayed in the PTZ control
panel, which is available on the Live View page by clicking the Ctrl panel button.
Enable/Disable controls – Deselect the box options to disable the pan, tilt and zoom controls.
Disabling PTZ controls will affect preset positions. For example, if the tilt control is disabled, the camera cannot move
to preset positions that require a tilt movement.
AXIS P1346/-E/AXIS P1347 - Applications
The Applications feature allows you to upload third party applications for use on this device. Listed under Applications >
Packages are the applications that have already been installed. Click on the name to view the menu options - Settings,
License and About.
Settings - This depends on the application.
License - Once uploaded some applications need a license to run, and a license code is required for the uploaded application.
If there is an Internet connection Automatic Installation appears in the web page. If there is no Internet connection to the
camera, go to to acquire a License key file. You will need a license code and the device's serial number to
receive a license key.
About - Details support for this application. To upload an application, browse to the package and click Upload Package.
Installed Applications - A list of installed applications with information about the version, and the vendor; the status of the
application (running or not running), and information about the license (if installed).
Start/Stop - Start or stop the application.
Remove - To delete an application, select and click Remove.
Log - To generate a log of the application happenings, select an application and click Log. This log is helpful when requesting
support from the application’s vendor.
It is recommended that you do not run more than one application at a time. Also do not run an application when the
motion detection feature is active.
AXIS P1346/-E/AXIS P1347 - Events
Pre-defined parameters, known as an event or Event Type can trigger certain actions in the camera. A common event type is
an alarm that causes the camera to upload images. Many event types use an Event Server, to receive uploaded images.
An event that is triggered by a signal, such as a door switch, motion detection, or system event, is called a triggered event, see
page 30.
A scheduled event runs at pre-programmed times.
An Action refers to what happens when the event occurs.
This section describes how to configure the camera to perform certain actions when events occur.
Event Servers
Event Servers are used to receive uploaded image files and/or notification messages. To set up Event Server connections in
your camera, go to Setup > Events > Event Servers and enter the required information for the required server type.
Server type
Information required
• Receives uploaded images
• Descriptive name
• Network address and Upload path
• User name and password
• Receives notification messages
• Receives uploaded images
• Receives notification messages
• Descriptive name
• Network address (IP address or host name)
• Port number
FTP Server
HTTP Server
TCP Server
For details on each setting, see the online help
Descriptive name
URL (IP address or host name)
User name and password
Proxy settings
available from each web page.
When the setup is complete, the connection can be tested by clicking the Test button (the connection test takes
approximately 10 seconds).
Event Types
An Event Type describes how and when the camera performs certain actions.
Example: If somebody passes in front of the camera and an event has been configured to detect and respond to motion,
the camera can record and save images to an FTP server, and can send a notification e-mail to an e-mail address. Images
can be sent as e-mail attachments.
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Triggered Event
A triggered event can be activated by:
• Input ports
• A manual trigger – using the manual trigger button on the Live View page or through the VAPIX® Application Programming Interface (API)
• IR cut filter
• Movement in a motion detection window
• Audio – when the sound level rises above or falls below the alarm level (configured under Video & Audio > Audio
Settings, see page 22).
• On boot – for example after power loss
• Camera tampering, see page 31.
• Disk full – when the local storage disk (SD memory card) has less than 1MB free memory
How to set up a triggered event
The following example describes how to set up the camera to upload images when a door is opened.
Click Add triggered... on the Event Types page. The Triggered Event Type Setup page appears.
Enter a descriptive Name for the event, such as Door open.
Set the Priority - High, Normal or Low.
If View Areas are enabled, select the view area this event will use.
Set the Respond to Trigger... parameters to define when the event is active, for example, after office hours.
Select the Input ports alternative from the Triggered by... drop-down list and specify the state (active, inactive or
change) that the input must enter for the event to be triggered.
7. Set the When Triggered... parameters, that is define what the camera will do if the door is opened. To upload images,
select Save stream and enter the required information. See Save stream, on page 30.
8. Click OK to save the event in the Event Types list.
Please see the online help
for descriptions of each available option.
Up to 10 event types can be configured in the camera, and up to 3 of these can be configured to upload images. File
names can be formatted according to specific requirements. See File Naming & Date/Time Formats in the online
Save stream
To upload images to an FTP or HTTP server, send images by email or to save images to the local storage disk, check the Save
stream box.
Please see the online help
for more information.
Scheduled Event
A Scheduled event can be activated at preset times, in a repeating pattern on selected weekdays.
How to set up a scheduled event
The following example describes how to configure the camera to save images from pre-programmed time periods.
Click Add scheduled... on the Event Types page.
Enter a descriptive Name for the event, such as Scheduled e-mail upload.
Set the Priority (High, Normal or Low).
If View Areas are enabled, select the view area this event will use.
Set the Activation Time parameters (24h clock) for the event. For example, select Recurrence pattern and let the
event start on Sundays at 13.00 with a duration of 12 hours.
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6. Set the When Activated... parameters, that is, define what the camera should do when the event is active. To upload
images, select Save stream and enter the required information. See Save stream, on page 30.
7. Click OK to save the Event in the Event Types list.
Please see the online help
for descriptions of each available option.
Camera tampering
The camera tampering application generates an alarm whenever the camera is repositioned, or when the lens is covered,
sprayed, or severely defocused.
First, you must create an event, see How to set up a triggered event, on page 30, for the camera to send an alarm.
The Minimum duration parameter sets the minimum tampering period, that is an alarm will not be triggered until this period
has lapsed, even if the tampering conditions are otherwise met. This can help prevent false alarms for known conditions that
affect the image.
If the camera lens is sprayed or covered so that the camera live view becomes dark, it will not be possible to distinguish this
situation from other situations where the same effect is seen, such as when lighting conditions change.
When the Alarm for dark images parameter is enabled, alarms are generated for all cases where the lights are either dimmed
or turned off, or if the lens is sprayed, covered, or rendered severely out of focus. If not enabled, no alarm will be sent.
After you define these settings, click Save.
Motion Detection
Motion detection is used to generate an alarm whenever movement occurs (or stops) in the camera’s field of view. Up to 10
Include and Exclude windows can be configured:
• Include windows target specific areas within the image.
• Exclude windows define areas within an Include window that should be ignored (areas outside Include windows are
automatically ignored).
Motion detection windows are configured in the overview image. Once configured, the windows appear in the list of available
triggers for triggered events. See How to set up a triggered event, on page 30.
AXIS P1346/-E/AXIS P1347 - Events
Note: Using the motion detection feature may decrease the camera’s overall performance.
Set up a motion detection include window
1. Go to Events > Motion Detection.
2. Create a new motion detection window:
a) Using AXIS Media Control (Internet Explorer): Select the radio button Configure Included Windows and click
New. Select the new window in the list of windows and enter a descriptive name.
b) Using the Java applet: Click Add Window. Select the Include radio button and enter a descriptive name in the
3. Adjust the size (drag the bottom right-hand corner) and position (click on the text at the top and drag to the desired
position) of the active window.
4. Adjust the Object Size, History and Sensitivity profile sliders (see table below for details). Any detected motion within
an active window is indicated by red peaks in the Activity window (the active window has a red frame).
5. Click Save.
To exclude parts of the Include window, select the Exclude option and position the
Exclude window as required, within the Include window.
To delete an Include or Exclude window:
a) Using AXIS Media Control (Internet Explorer): Select the window in the list of windows and click Del.
b) Using the Java applet: Select the window and click on the cross in the upper right corner.
Please see the online help
Object Size
for descriptions of each available option.
High level
Only very large objects When triggered, motion detection
trigger motion detection will be active during a long period
Low level
Even very small objects When triggered, motion detection Only very bright objects on a dark
trigger motion detection will be active during a short period background trigger motion detection
Default value
Ordinary colored objects on ordinary
backgrounds will trigger motion
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Avoid triggering on small objects by setting the object size level to high.
Use several small Motion Detection windows rather than one large window, if triggers on small movements or
objects are desired.
To reduce the number of triggers if there is a lot of movement during a short period of time, select a high history
To only detect flashing light, select low sensitivity. In other cases, a high sensitivity level is recommended.
Port Status
Under Events > Port Status there is a list showing the status for the camera’s input and output. This is for the benefit of
Operators who have no access to the System Options section.
Example: If the Normal state for a push button connected to an input is set to Open circuit - as long as the button is not
pushed, the state is inactive. If the button is pushed, the state of the input changes to active.
AXIS P1346/-E/AXIS P1347 - Recording List
Recording List
The Recording List window contains a list of recordings made to the memory card. It shows each recording's start time,
length, the event type used to start the recording, and indicates if the recording is locked so that it can neither be deleted nor
recorded over.
To view a recording, select it from the list and click Play.
For detailed recording and video information, select an individual recording from the list and click Properties.
Use the Lock/Unlock button to define whether a recording can be removed or recorded over. If the recording is important and
needs to be saved for future use, locking the recording can help prevent its accidental removal.
The Remove button is used to delete unlocked recordings.
Recordings are made to the SD memory card once an event has been set up under Event Types > Add triggered.../Add
scheduled... > Save stream > Select type. Select Local storage from the drop-down list.
See System Options > Storage > SD Card to mount, format and monitor the status and available recording space of the SD
memory card.
Please see Unit connectors, on page 45 for instructions how to insert and remove the SD memory card.
Audio recordings cannot be saved to the SD memory card.
The SD memory card is optional and not included in the product.
To play recordings in Windows Media Player download and install AXIS Matroska File Splitter from
AXIS P1346/-E/AXIS P1347 - System Options
System Options
User access control is enabled by default. An administrator can set up other users, by giving them user names and passwords.
It is also possible to allow anonymous viewer login, which means that anybody may access the Live View page, as described
The user list displays the authorized users and user groups (levels):
Provides the lowest level of access, which only allows access to the Live View page.
An operator can view the Live View page, create and modify events, and adjust certain other settings.
Operators have no access to System Options.
An administrator has unrestricted access to all menus for configuration and can determine the
registration of all other users.
HTTP/RTSP Password Settings - Select the type of password. You may need to allow unencrypted passwords if there are
viewing clients that do not support encryption, or if you recently upgraded the firmware and the existing clients support
encryption, but need to log in again, and be configured to use this functionality.
User Settings - Check the relevant box to enable anonymous viewer login - allows any viewer direct access to the Live
View page.
Enable Basic Setup - Before using AXIS P1346/-E/AXIS P1347, there are certain settings that should be made, most of
which require Administrator access privileges. To quickly access these settings use the Basic Setup in the menu. All settings
are also available from the standard setup links in the menu. Basic Setup is enabled by default but can be disabled and
removed from the menu.
IP Address Filter
Enable IP Address Filtering to allow or deny access to the network camera. Once enabled, the IP addresses in the list are
allowed or denied access according to the choice made in the drop-down list Allow/Deny the following IP addresses.
The administrator can add up to 256 IP address entries to the list (a single entry can contain multiple IP addresses). The users
from these IP addresses need to be specified in the user list with the appropriate access rights. This is done from Setup >
System Options > Security > Users.
The network camera supports encrypted browsing using HTTPS.
A self-signed certificate can be used until a Certificate Authority-issued certificate has been obtained. Click the Create
self-signed Certificate button to install a self-signed certificate. Although self-signed certificates are free and offer some
protection, true security is only implemented after the installation of a signed certificate issued by a Certificate Authority.
A signed certificate can be obtained from an issuing Certificate Authority by clicking the Create Certificate Request button.
When the signed certificate is returned, click the Install signed certificate button to import the certificate. The properties of
any certificate request currently resident in the camera or installed can also be viewed by clicking the Properties... button. The
HTTPS Connection Policy must also be set in the drop-down lists to enable HTTPS in the camera.
For more information, please refer to the online help
IEEE 802.1X
IEEE 802.1X is a standard for port-based Network Admission Control providing secure authentication of wired and wireless
network devices. IEEE 802.1X is based on EAP (Extensible Authentication Protocol).
AXIS P1346/-E/AXIS P1347 - System Options
To access a network protected by IEEE 802.1X, devices must authenticate themselves. The authentication is performed by a
third-party entity called an authentication server, typically a RADIUS server, examples of which are FreeRADIUS and Microsoft
Internet Authentication Service. In Axis implementation, the network device and the authentication server authenticate
themselves with the help of digital certificates using EAP-TLS (Extensible Authentication Protocol - Transport Layer Security).
The certificates are provided by an Certification Authority (CA). You need:
• a CA certificate to validate the identity of the authentication server
• a CA-signed client certificate and a private key to authenticate the network device.
To allow the network device to access a network protected by IEEE 802.1X:
1. Obtain a CA certificate, a client certificate and a client private key (contact your network administrator).
2. Go to Setup > System Options > Security > IEEE 802.1X and upload the CA certificate, the client certificate and the
client private key.
3. Under SETTINGS, select the EAPOL version, provide your EAP identity and private key password.
4. Check the box to enable IEEE 802.1X and click Save.
CA Certificate - The CA certificate is used to validate the identity of the authentication server. Enter the path to the
certificate directly, or locate the file using the Browse button. Then click Upload. To remove a certificate, click Remove.
Client Certificate/Client private key - The client certificate and private key are used to authenticate the network device.
They can be uploaded as separate files or in one combined file (e.g. a PFX file or a PEM file). Use the Client private key field if
uploading one combined file. For each file, enter the path to the file, or locate the file using the Browse button. Then click
Upload. To remove a file, click Remove.
Eapol version - Select the EAPOL version (1 or 2) as used in your network switch.
Eap identity - Enter the user identity (maximum 16 characters) associated with your certificate.
Private key password - Enter the password (maximum 16 characters) for the private key.
Enable IEEE 802.1X - 5.Check the box to enable the IEEE 802.1X protocol.
Audio Support
Enable audio support - This option allows clients to retrieve audio streams from AXIS P1346/-E/AXIS P1347. See also
Audio Settings, on page 22 for information on how to configure the audio settings.
This parameter will enable/disable audio globally in the camera, even for configured events and profiles with audio.
Date & Time
Current Server Time - Displays the current date and time (24h clock). The time can be displayed in 12h clock format in the
overlay (see below).
New Server Time - Select your time zone from the drop-down list. If you want the server clock to automatically adjust for
daylight savings time, select the Automatically adjust for daylight saving time changes option.
The time zone settings only applies when the device’s time is synchronized with an NTP server.
AXIS P1346/-E/AXIS P1347 - System Options
From the Time Mode section, select the preferred method to use for setting the time:
Synchronize with computer time – Sets the time from the clock on your computer.
Synchronize with NTP Server – The camera will obtain the time from an NTP server.
Set manually – This option allows you to manually set the time and date.
If using a host name for the NTP server, a DNS server must be configured under TCP/IP settings. See Basic TCP/IP Settings, below.
Date & Time Format Used in Images – Specify the formats for the date and time (12h or 24h) displayed in the video streams.
Use the predefined formats or use your own custom date and time formats. See File Naming & Date/Time Formats in the
online help
for information on how to create your own date and time formats.
Basic TCP/IP Settings
AXIS P1346/-E/AXIS P1347 supports both IP version 4 and IP version 6. Both versions may be enabled simultaneously, and at
least one version must always be enabled. When using IPv4, the IP address for the camera can be set automatically via DHCP,
or a static IP address can be set manually. If IPv6 is enabled, the network camera receives an IP address according to the
configuration in the network router. Alternatively, AXIS Internet Dynamic DNS Service can be used. For more information on
setting the IP address, please refer to the Installation Guide supplied with the product.
Network Settings
Click the View button for an overview of the IP configuration of the network camera.
IPv4 Address Configuration
Check the Enable IPv4 box option to enable IPv4.
Obtain IP address via DHCP - Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is a protocol that lets network administrators
centrally manage and automate the assignment of IP addresses on a network. DHCP is enabled by default. Although a DHCP
server is mostly used to set an IP address dynamically, it is also possible to use it to set a static, known IP address for a
particular MAC address.
DHCP should only be enabled if using dynamic IP address notification, or if your DHCP server can update a DNS server,
which then allows you to access AXIS P1346/-E/AXIS P1347 by name (host name). If DHCP is enabled and you cannot
access the unit, run AXIS IP Utility to search the network for connected Axis products or reset the network camera to
factory default settings and then perform the installation again.
Use the following IP address - To use a static IP address for AXIS P1346/-E/AXIS P1347, check the radio button and then
make the following settings:
IP address – Specify a unique IP address for your AXIS P1346/-E/AXIS P1347. (To check if the IP address you intend to
use is available or not, click the Test button)
Subnet mask – Specify the mask for the subnet the AXIS P1346/-E/AXIS P1347 is located on
Default router – Specify the IP address of the default router (gateway) used for connecting devices attached to different networks and network segments.
IPv6 Address Configuration
Check the Enable IPv6 box option to enable IPv6. Other settings for IPv6 are configured in the network router.
AXIS P1346/-E/AXIS P1347 - System Options
Enable ARP/Ping setting of IP address – The IP address can be set using the ARP/Ping method, which associates the unit's
MAC address with an IP address. Check this box to enable the service. Leave disabled to prevent unintentional resetting of the
IP address.
• The ARP/Ping service is automatically disabled two minutes after the unit is started, or as soon as an IP address is set.
In order to reset the IP address, the camera must be restarted to activate ARP/Ping for an additional two minutes.
• Pinging the unit is still possible when this service is disabled.
AXIS Internet Dynamic DNS Service - Use AXIS Internet Dynamic DNS service to assign a host name for easy access to your
network camera. Click Settings... to register the camera with AXIS Internet Dynamic DNS service, or to modify the existing
settings (requires access to the Internet). The domain name currently registered at AXIS Internet Dynamic DNS service for your
product can at any time be removed.
For more information, please refer to and to the online help.
Advanced TCP/IP Settings
DNS Configuration
DNS (Domain Name Service) provides the translation of host names to IP addresses on your network.
Obtain DNS server address via DHCP - Automatically use the DNS server settings provided by the DHCP server. Click the View
button to see the current settings.
Use the following DNS server address - Enter the desired DNS server by specifying the following:
Domain name - Enter the domain(s) to search for the host name used by the network camera. Multiple domains can
be separated by semicolons (;). The host name is always the first part of a Fully Qualified Domain Name, for example,
myserver is the host name in the Fully Qualified Domain Name where is
the Domain name.
DNS servers – Enter the IP addresses of the primary and secondary DNS servers.
Note: This is not mandatory with regard to secondary DNS servers.
NTP Configuration
Obtain NTP server address via DHCP - Check this radio button to automatically look up and use the NTP server settings as
provided by DHCP. Click the View button to see the current settings.
Use the following NTP server address - To create manual settings, check this radio button and enter the host name or IP
address of the NTP server.
Host Name Configuration
The network camera can be accessed using a host name, instead of an IP address. The host name is usually the same as the
assigned DNS Name.
Link-Local IPv4 Address
This is enabled by default and assigns the network camera an additional IP address for use with UPnP™. The camera can have
both a Link-Local IP and a static/DHCP-supplied IP address at the same time - these will not affect each other.
The default HTTP/HTTPS port numbers (80 and 443 respectively) can be changed to any port within the range 1024-65535.
This is useful for simple security port mapping, for example.
AXIS P1346/-E/AXIS P1347 - System Options
NAT traversal (port mapping) for IPv4
A broadband router allows devices on a private network (LAN) to share a single connection to the Internet. This is done by
forwarding network traffic from the private network to the “outside”, that is, the Internet. Security on the private network
(LAN) is increased since most broadband routers are pre-configured to stop attempts to access the private network (LAN) from
the public network (Internet).
Use NAT traversal when your network camera is located on an intranet (LAN) and you wish to make it available from the
other (WAN) side of a NAT router. With NAT traversal properly configured, all HTTP traffic to an external HTTP port in the NAT
router is forwarded to the camera.
LAN (intranet)
WAN (internet)
• For NAT traversal to work, this must be supported by the broadband router. The router must also support UPnPTM.
• The broadband router has many different names: “NAT router”, “Network router“, Internet Gateway”, “Broadband
sharing device” or “Home firewall” but the essential purpose of the device is the same.
Enable/Disable – When enabled, the network camera attempts to configure port mapping in a NAT router on your network,
using UPnP™. Note that UPnP™ must be enabled in the camera (see System Options > Network > UPnP).
Use manually selected NAT router – Select this option to manually select a NAT router and enter the IP address for the router
in the field provided.
If a router is not manually specified, the network camera automatically searches for NAT routers on your network. If more
than one router is found, the default router is selected.
Alternative HTTP port – Select this option to manually define an external HTTP port. Enter the port number in the field
provided. If no port is entered here a port number is automatically selected when NAT traversal is enabled.
• An alternative HTTP port can be used/be active even if NAT traversal is disabled. This is useful if your NAT router does
not support UPnP and you need to manually configure port forwarding in the NAT router.
• If you attempt to manually enter a port that is already in use, another available port is automatically selected.
• When the port is selected automatically it is displayed in this field. To change this enter a new port number and click
The FTP server running in the network camera enables the upload of new firmware, and user applications. Check the box to
enable the service.
The RTSP protocol allows a connecting client to start an H.264 stream. Check the box to enable the server and enter the RTSP
port number to use. The default setting is 554. Note that H.264 video streams will not be available if this service is not
AXIS P1346/-E/AXIS P1347 - System Options
SOCKS is a networking proxy protocol. The network camera can be configured to use a SOCKS server to reach networks on the
other side of a firewall/proxy server. This functionality is useful if the network camera is located on a local network behind a
firewall, and notifications, uploads, alarms, and such need to be sent to a destination outside the local network (such as the
Internet). See the online help
for more information.
QoS (Quality of Service)
Quality of Service (QoS) guarantees a certain level of a specified resource to selected traffic on a network. Quality can be
defined as a maintained level of bandwidth, low latency, and no packet losses. The main benefits of a QoS-aware network can
be summarized as:
The ability to prioritize traffic and thus allow critical flows to be served before flows with lesser priority.
Greater reliability in the network, thanks to the control of the amount of bandwidth an application may use, and thus
control over bandwidth races between applications.
The QoS in Axis network video products marks the data packets for various types of network traffic originating from the
product. This makes it possible for network routers and switches to reserve a fixed amount of bandwidth for these types of
traffic. The network camera marks the following types of traffic:
management network traffic
QoS Settings - For each type of network traffic supported by your Axis network video product, enter a DSCP (Differentiated
Services Codepoint) value. This value is used to mark the traffic’s IP header. When the marked traffic reaches a network router
or switch, the DSCP value in the IP header tells the router or switch the type of treatment to apply to this type of traffic, for
example, how much bandwidth to reserve for it. Note that DSCP values can be entered in decimal or hex form, but saved
values are always shown in decimal.
For more information on Quality of Service, please see Axis support web at
SMTP (email)
Enter the host names (or IP addresses) and port numbers for your primary and secondary mail servers in the fields provided, to
enable the sending of notifications and image email messages from the camera to predefined addresses via SMTP.
If your mail server requires authentication, check the box for Use authentication to log in to this server and enter the
necessary information. See the online help
for more information.
The Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) allows remote management of network devices. An SNMP community is
the group of devices and management station running SNMP. Community names are used to identify groups.
Depending on the level of security required, select the version of SNMP to use.
SNMP v1/v2
Select either SNMP V1 that includes no security, or SNMP V2c that uses very simple security.
The community name can be specified as a password for read or read/write access to all supported SNMP objects. The
community is the group of network devices using SNMP. The default password for the Read Community is public and the
default password for the Write community is write.
AXIS P1346/-E/AXIS P1347 - System Options
Traps for SNMP v1/v2
Traps are used by the camera to send messages to a management system for important events or status changes.
If Enable traps is selected, enter the email address where the trap message is to be sent as well as the Trap community that
should receive the message.
There are four types of traps available for AXIS P1346/-E/AXIS P1347.
• Cold start
• Warm start
• Link up
• Authentication failed
SNMP V3 - provides encryption and secure passwords. HTTPS must be enabled. To use traps with SNMP v3 an SNMP v3
management application is required.
If the Enable SNMP v3 option is enabled, provide the Initial user password. Note that the initial password is activated only
when HTTPS is enabled and can only be set once.
If HTTPS is enabled, SNMP v1 and SNMP v2c should be disabled.
When SNMP configuration is ready, click Save to use the new settings or Reset to return to the default values.
The network camera includes support for UPnP™. UPnP™ is enabled by default, and the network camera then is automatically
detected by operating systems and clients that support this protocol.
These settings are the port range, IP address, port number (video and audio), and Time-To-Live value to use for the video
stream(s) in multicast H.264 format. Only certain IP addresses and port numbers should be used for multicast streams. For
more information, please see the online help.
The network camera includes support for Bonjour. When enabled, the camera is automatically detected by operating systems
and clients that support this protocol.
SD Card
The Disk Management window is used to set up and manage local storage. It is used to connect memory cards for recording
video, monitoring a disk's status, enabling automatic cleanup, and preventing a memory card's memory from being
Storage Device - is used to identify and monitor the status of the SD card. It shows the size of the SD card and how much
free space is available for storage. It is also used to mount and format SD cards for local storage.
Device Settings - is used to configure removal of recorded video. Automatic disk cleanup can be enabled and set up
according to a schedule, and an SD card can be locked to prevent storage removal.
AXIS P1346/-E/AXIS P1347 - System Options
Ports & Devices
I/O Ports
AXIS P1346/-E/AXIS P1347 has one input and one output port. for connection of external devices. The ports can be given
descriptive names and their Normal states can be configured as Open circuit or Grounded circuit.
See Unit connectors, on page 45, for information on how to connect external devices.
The Status indicator LED on the front of the camera can be set to flash at a configurable interval (or to not light up at all)
when the unit is accessed. For a listing of all LED behavior, see page 47.
Restart – The camera is restarted without changing any settings.
Restore – The unit is restarted and most current settings are reset to factory default values. The settings that do not reset are:
• the boot protocol (DHCP or static)
• the static IP address
• the default router
• the subnet mask
• the product interface language
• the system time
• the 802.1X settings
• the back focus position
Default – The default button should be used with caution. Pressing this returns the camera's settings to the factory default
values (including the IP address).
Upgrade Server – See Upgrading the firmware, on page 48.
Support Overview
The Support Overview page provides valuable information on troubleshooting and contact information, should you require
technical assistance.
System Overview
System Overview is an overview of the camera’s status and settings. Information that can be found here includes the
camera’s firmware version, IP address, security, event and image settings and recent log items. Many of the captions are also
links to the proper Setup page to conveniently make adjustments in the camera’s settings.
AXIS P1346/-E/AXIS P1347 - System Options
Logs & Reports
When contacting Axis support, please be sure to provide
a valid Server Report with your query. The Access Log is
automatically included in the server report.
The Server Report and Parameter List may prove useful
when troubleshooting a problem or when contacting
Axis support.
System Log - Provides information about
system events.
Access Log - By default, the Access Log lists
all failed attempts to access the camera but
can be configured to list all connections to
the camera, whether successful or not. Go
to Support > Logs & Reports >
Configuration and select the desired level
of information from the list. See below for more information. The Access Log is useful for various purposes such as
tracking all access to the camera, system analysis and troubleshooting.
Server Report - Provides information about the server status and should always be included when requesting
Parameter List - Shows the unit's parameters and their current settings.
Connection List - Lists all clients that are currently accessing video and audio. It is also used for system analysis
and troubleshooting.
Crash Report – Generates an archive with debugging information. Note that the report might take several
minutes to generate.
From the drop-down lists, select the size and level of information to be added to the System Log and Access Log files.
The default information level for the Access Log is set to Critical & Warnings, i.e. failed connections. However, in an error
situation and when requesting support, set it to the highest information level Critical & Warnings & Info.
For the Log Level for Email, select from the drop-down list the level of information to send as email and enter the destination
email address.
Scripting is an advanced function that enables you to customize and use scripts. This function is a very powerful tool.
Improper use may cause unexpected behavior or even cause loss of contact with the unit. If a script does cause problems,
reset the unit to its factory default settings. A backup file may be of use to return the unit to its latest configuration.
Axis strongly recommends that you do not use this function unless you understand the consequences. Note that Axis
support does not provide assistance for problems with customized scripts.
For more information, please visit the Video developer pages at
File Upload
Files (e.g. web pages and images) can be upload to AXIS P1346/-E/AXIS P1347 and used as custom settings. Uploaded files are
accessed through http;//<ip address>/local/<user>/<file name> where <user> is the selected user access group (viewer,
operator or administrator) for the uploaded file.
AXIS P1346/-E/AXIS P1347 - About
Plain Config
Plain Config is for the advanced user with experience of Axis network camera configuration. All parameters can be set and
modified from this page. Help is available from the standard help pages.
Here you can find basic information about your network camera. You can also view third party software licenses.
Resetting to Factory Default Settings
To reset the camera to the original factory default settings, go to the System Options > Maintenance web page (as described
in Maintenance, on page 42) or use the Control button on the side of the camera (see page 5) as described below:
Using the Control Button
This will reset all parameters, including the IP address and the focus position, to the factory default settings:
Disconnect power from the camera.
Press and hold the Control button and reconnect power.
Keep the Control button pressed until the Status indicator color changes to amber (this may take up to 15 seconds).
Release the Control button. When the Status indicator changes to green (which may take up to 1 minute), the process
is complete and the camera has been reset. The unit now has the default IP address
5. Re-assign the IP address, for instructions see the Installation Guide supplied with the camera.
6. Refocus the camera, for instructions see the Installation Guide supplied with the camera.
AXIS P1346/-E/AXIS P1347 - Unit connectors
Unit connectors
Network connector - RJ-45 Ethernet connector. Supports Power over Ethernet. Using shielded cables is recommended.
Power connector - 2-pin terminal block used for power input.
Pin number
DC Power
Power input 8-20 V DC, max 9.6 W
Audio in (pink) – 3.5 mm input for a mono microphone, or a line-in mono signal (left channel is used from a stereo signal).
Audio out (green) – Audio output (line level) that can be connected to a public address (PA) system or an active speaker with
a built-in amplifier. A pair of headphones can also be attached. A stereo connector must be used for the audio out.
SD memory card slot - A standard or high capacity (SDHC) SD memory card can be used for local recording with removable
SD memory card slot
To insert an SD card, lift the SD card cover on the rear of AXIS P1346/-E/AXIS P1347, and carefully insert the SD card into its
To remove an SD card lift the cover and gently push the card in and release it. The SD card will come out of the slot and can
be removed.
Before removing the SD card, it should be unmounted to prevent corruption of recordings. To unmount the SD card, go
to Setup > System Options > Storage > SD Card > Disk Management and click Unmount.
AXIS P1346/-E/AXIS P1347 - Unit connectors
I/O terminal connector - Used in applications for e.g. motion detection, event triggering,
time lapse recording and alarm notifications. In addition to an auxiliary power and a GND
pin, it provides the interface to:
1 digital output - For connecting external devices such as relays and LEDs. Connected devices can be activated by the VAPIX® Application Programming Interface,
output buttons on the Live View page or by an Event Type. The output will show as
Pin 4
Pin 2
active (shown under Events > Port Status) if the alarm device is activated.
Pin 1
Pin 3
1 digital input - An alarm input for connecting devices that can toggle between an
open and closed circuit, for example: PIRs, door/window contacts, and glass break detectors. When a signal is received
the state changes and the input becomes active (shown under Events > Port Status).
The I/O connector on AXIS P1346-E is connected to the housing electronics (fan/heater) at delivery, see illustration on
page 5, and will trigger an input port event to indicate a fan or heater error when activated. See Events, on page 29,
for information on how to set up an event.
For information on how to connect external devices, refer to the Installation Guide supplied with the product.
3.3 V DC Power
Digital Input
Digital Output
Can be used to power auxiliary equipment.
Note: This pin can only be used as power out.
Connect to GND to activate, or leave floating (unconnected) to
AXIS P1346-E: Connected to housing electronics at delivery.
Uses an open-drain NFET transistor with the source connected to
GND. If used with an external relay, a diode must be connected in
parallel with the load, for protection against voltage transients.
Max load = 50 mA
Min. input = -40 V DC
Max. input= +40 V DC
Max. load =100 mA
Max. voltage = + 40 V DC
The following connection diagram gives an example of how to connect an auxiliary device to AXIS P1346/-E/AXIS P1347.
E.g. push button
max. 50mA
AXIS P1346/-E/AXIS P1347 - Unit connectors
LED indicators
Steady for connection to a 100 Mbit/s network. Flashes for network activity.
Steady for connection to 10 Mbit/s network. Flashes for network activity.
No network connection.
Steady green for normal operation.
Note: The Status LED can be configured to be unlit during normal operation, or to
flash only when the camera is accessed. To configure, go to Setup > System
Options > LED settings. See the online help files for more information.
Steady during startup, during reset to factory default or when restoring settings.
Slow flash for failed upgrade.
Normal operation.
Flashes green/amber during firmware upgrade.
Please refer to the product’s Installation Guide for information on the LED indicators for the housing electronics
(fan/heater) and a description of the behavior of the Status LED when using the Focus Assistant.
AXIS P1346/-E/AXIS P1347 - Troubleshooting
Checking the firmware
Firmware is software that determines the functionality of network cameras. One of your first actions when troubleshooting a
problem should be to check the current firmware version. The latest version may contain a correction that fixes your particular
problem. The current firmware version in your camera is displayed on the page Setup > Basic Setup or under About.
Upgrading the firmware
When you upgrade your camera with the latest firmware from Axis website, your camera receives the latest functionality
available. Always read the upgrade instructions and release notes available with each new release, before updating the
Preconfigured and customized settings are saved when the firmware is upgraded (providing the features are available
in the new firmware) although this is not guaranteed by Axis Communications.
1. Save the firmware file to your computer. The latest
version of the firmware is available free of charge
from Axis website at
2. Go to Setup > System Options > Server
Maintenance in the camera’s web pages.
3. In the Upgrade Server section, browse to the
desired firmware file on your computer. Click
After starting the upgrade process, always wait at
least 5-10 minutes before restarting the camera,
even if you suspect the upgrade has failed.
Your dealer reserves the right to charge for any
repair attributable to faulty upgrading by the user.
AXIS Camera Management can be used for multiple upgrades. Please see Axis website at for more
Emergency Recovery Procedure
If power or the network connection to the camera is lost during the upgrade, the process fails and the unit becomes
unresponsive. A flashing red Status LED indicates a failed upgrade. To recover the unit, follow the steps below. The serial
number is found on the label attached to the bottom of the camera.
1. UNIX/Linux - From the command line, type the following:
arp -s <IP address of camera> <serial number> temp
ping -s 408 <IP address of camera>
Windows - From a command/DOS prompt, type the following:
arp -s <IP address of camera> <serial number>
ping -l 408 -t <IP address of camera>
2. If the unit does not reply within a few seconds, restart it and wait for a reply. Press CTRL+C to stop Ping.
3. Open a browser and type in the camera’s IP address. In the page that appears, use the Browse button to select the
upgrade file to use, for example, AXIS_P1346.bin. Then click the Load button to restart the upgrade process.
4. After the upgrade is complete (1-10 minutes), the unit automatically restarts and shows a steady green on the Power
and Status LEDs and flashing green or amber on the Network LED.
5. Reinstall the camera, referring to the installation guide.
If the emergency recovery procedure does not get the camera up and running again, please contact Axis support at
AXIS P1346/-E/AXIS P1347 - Troubleshooting
Axis Support
If you contact Axis support, please help us resolve your problem expediently by providing a Server Report and a detailed
description of the problem.
The Server Report contains important information about the server and its software, as well as a list of the current
parameters. The Access Log is also included in the Server Report. Go to Setup > System Options > Support > Support
Overview to generate a Server Report.
AXIS P1346/-E/AXIS P1347 - Troubleshooting
Symptoms, possible causes, and remedial action
Problems setting the IP address
When using ARP/Ping
Try the installation again. The IP address must be set within two minutes after power has been
applied to the camera. Ensure the Ping length is set to 408. See the Installation Guide.
The camera is located on a different
If the IP address intended for the camera and the IP address of your computer are located on
different subnets, you will not be able to set the IP address. Contact your network administrator
to obtain an appropriate IP address.
The IP address is being used by another Disconnect the camera from the network. Run the Ping command. (In a Command/DOS window,
type ping and the IP address of the unit).
If you receive: Reply from <IP address>: bytes = 32; time = 10 ms..... - this means that the IP
address may already be in use by another device on your network. You must obtain a new IP
address and reinstall the unit.
If you see: Request timed out - this means that the IP address is available for use with your
camera. In this case, check all cabling and reinstall the unit.
Possible IP address conflict with
another device on the same subnet
The static IP address in the camera is used before the DHCP server sets a a dynamic address. This
means that if the same default static IP address is also used by another device, there may be
problems accessing the camera. To avoid this, set the static IP address to
The camera cannot be accessed from a browser
Cannot log in
When HTTPS is enabled, ensure that the correct protocol (HTTP or HTTPS) is used when attempting to log in. You may need to manually type http or https in the browser’s address field.
The IP address has been changed by
If the camera and client are on the same network, Run AXIS IP Utility to locate the camera.
Identify the camera using its model or serial number
1) Move the camera to an isolated network or to one with no DHCP or BOOTP server. Set the IP
address again, using AXIS IP Utility (see the Installation Guide) or the ARP/Ping commands.
2) Access the unit and disable DHCP in the TCP/IP settings. Return the unit to the main network.
The unit now has a fixed IP address that will not change.
Other networking problems
Test the network cable by connecting it to another network device, then Ping that device from
your workstation. See instructions above.
Camera is accessible locally, but not externally
Broadband router configuration
To configure your broadband router to allow incoming data traffic to the camera, enable the
NAT-traversal feature which will attempt to automatically configure the router to allow access
to the camera.
This is enabled from Setup > System Options > Network > TCP/IP Advanced.
Note that the router must support UPnPTM.
Firewall protection
Check the Internet firewall with your system administrator.
Default routers required
Check if you need to configure the default router settings.
Problems with the H.264 format
No H.264 displayed in the
Check that the H.264 decoder has been installed.
Check that the correct network interface is selected in the AMC Control Panel (network tab)
Check that the relevant H.264 connection methods are enabled in the AMC Control Panel (network tab).
In the AMC Control Panel, select the H.264 tab and click the button Set to default H.264
No multicast H.264 displayed in the cli- Check with your network administrator that the multicast addresses used by the
camera are valid for your network.
Check with your network administrator to see if there is a firewall preventing viewing.
Multicast H.264 only accessible by local Check if your router supports multicasting, or if the router settings between the client and the
server need to be configured. The TTL (Time To Live) value may need to be increased.
Poor rendering of H.264 images
Color depth set incorrectly on clients. Set to 16-bit or 32-bit color.
If text overlays are blurred, or if there are other rendering problems, you may need to enable
Advanced Video Rendering from the H.264 tab in the AMC control panel.
Ensure that your graphics card is using the latest device driver. The latest drivers can usually be
downloaded from the manufacturer's web site.
Color saturation is different in H.264
and Motion JPEG
Modify the settings for your graphics adapter. Please see the adapter's documentation for more
AXIS P1346/-E/AXIS P1347 - Troubleshooting
Lower frame rate than expected
Reduce number of applications running on the client computer. See also General performance
considerations, on page 57.
Limit the number of simultaneous viewers.
Check with the system administrator that there is enough bandwidth available. See also the
online help.
Check in the AMC Control Panel (H.264 tab) that video processing is set to Decode all frames
Lower the image resolution or increase the compression level.
Reduce the Shutter Max time under Video & Audio > Camera Settings > Exposure Settings.
Why do I not get 30 frames per second? See General performance considerations, on page 57.
Note that the frame rate is limited to 20 fps in 3 MP capture mode, and to 12fps in 5 MP capture mode.
Image degeneration
Decrease the GOV length, see the online help for more information.
The Status and Network indicator LEDs are flashing red rapidly
Hardware failure
Contact your Axis reseller.
The Status indicator LED is flashing red and the camera is inaccessible
A firmware upgrade has been interrupted or the firmware has otherwise
been damaged
See the Emergency Recovery Procedure above.
No images displayed on web page
Problem with AXIS Media Control.
(Internet Explorer only)
To enable the updating of video images in Internet Explorer, set your browser to allow ActiveX
controls. Also, make sure that AXIS Media Control is installed on your workstation.
Installation of additional ActiveX com- Configure your camera to use a Java applet for updating the video images under
ponent restricted or prohibited
Live View Config > Layout > Default Viewer for Internet Explorer. See the online help for more
Video/Image problems, general
Image too dark or too light
Check the video image settings. See the online help on Video Stream and Camera Settings.
Missing images in uploads
This can occur when trying to use a larger image buffer than is actually available. Try lowering
the frame rate or the upload period.
Slow image update
Configuring pre-buffers, motion detection, high-resolution images, or high frame rates, will
affect the performance of the camera.
Poor performance
Poor performance may be caused by heavy network traffic, multiple users accessing the unit,
low performance clients, use of features such as motion detection, event handling and image
rotation other than 180 degrees.
Focus problems
Focus not found with Focus Assistant,
automatic fine-tuning or full range
focus scan
If the view in front of the camera changes during focus adjustment (i.e., if a finger or other
object is placed in front of the lens, lighting conditions change, or if the camera is moved), the
camera will not be able to find the optimal focus position. Make sure there is no movement in
front of the camera and then restart the focusing process. Remember to set focus with the
focus puller or Focus Assistant before starting the automatic fine-tuning.
If movements cannot be avoided, adjust focus using the focus puller instead.
Focus not found when using the focus
This can sometimes occur if back focus is not reset. Go to Setup > Video & Audio > Focus and
click Reset to reset back focus and then try again.
AXIS Internet Dynamic DNS Service is
enabled instead of the Focus Assistant
If the control button is not released within two seconds, AXIS Internet Dynamic DNS Service is
enabled instead of the Focus Assistant.
Poor quality snapshot images
Screen incorrectly configured on your
In Display Properties, configure your screen to show at least 65000 colors, that is, at least
16-bit. Using only 16 or 256 colors will produce dithering artifacts in the image.
Overlay/Privacy mask is not displayed
Incorrect size or location of overlay or
privacy mask.
The overlay or privacy mask may have been positioned incorrectly or may be too large. Refer to
Overlay Image Settings in the online help for more information.
Browser freezes
Netscape 7.x or Mozilla 1.4 (or later)
can sometimes freeze on a slow computer
Lower the image resolution.
Problems uploading files
Limited space
There is only limited space available for the upload of your own files. Try deleting existing files
to free up space.
AXIS P1346/-E/AXIS P1347 - Troubleshooting
Motion Detection triggers unexpectedly
Changes in luminance
Motion detection is based on changes in luminance in the image. This means that if there are
sudden changes in the lighting, motion detection may be triggered mistakenly. Lower the sensitivity setting to avoid problems with luminance.
No audio
Incorrect setup
Check the sound card in the PC. Ensure that the mute button is not pressed and the volume settings are correct.
No audio or
very poor audio quality
Check that the correct Audio Input source is selected under Setup > Audio > Source. Select
Microphone for the internal microphone or for a connected external microphone. Select Line for
a connected line in source.
Check the quality of the audio input signal.
Audio volume too low/high
Volume settings incorrect
The volume of the microphone is either too high or too low. Change the volume for the microphone in the toolbar on the Live View page.
Check the quality of the audio input signal.
Poor audio quality
CPU overloaded
Reduce the number of listeners and viewers and decrease the image resolution and compression.
Unsynchronized audio and video
It is recommended that the camera's time setting is synchronized with an NTP Server. This is
enabled under System Options > Date & Time.
Distorted audio
Check that the correct Audio Input source is selected under Setup > Audio > Source. Select
Microphone for the internal microphone or for a connected external microphone. Select Line for
a connected line in source.
Check the quality of the audio input signal.
Feedback loops
Feedback loops might appear in full-duplex mode. Try moving the microphone or the speaker, or
use half-duplex mode instead.
Storage/Disk management problems
Video cannot be recorded
Check that the SD Card is not write protected (i.e., Read only).
SD Card cannot be mounted
If the SD Card cannot be mounted, reformat it and then click Mount.
For further assistance, please contact your reseller or see the support pages on Axis website at
AXIS P1346/-E/AXIS P1347 - Technical Specifications
Technical Specifications
Function/group Item
• Indoor
AXIS P1346: 3 MP/HDTV 1080p, day and night
AXIS P1347: 5 MP/HDTV 1080p, day and night
• Outdoor
AXIS P1346-E: 3 MP/HDTV 1080p, day and night
Image sensor
Day and night
Shutter time
Progressive scan RGB CMOS 1/3” (effective)
AXIS P1346/-E: Varifocal 4 - 10 mm, F1.8, P-Iris, CS mount
Horizontal angle of view: 61° - 29°
Vertical angle of view: 33° - 16°
Diagonal angle of view:76° - 36°
DC-iris lenses also supported
AXIS P1347: Varifocal 3.5-10 mm, F1.6, P-Iris, CS mount
Horizontal angle of view: 77° - 28°
Vertical angle of view: 48° - 17°
Diagonal angle of view: 91° - 33°
DC-iris lenses also supported
Automatically removable infrared-cut filter
AXIS P1346/-E
• Color: 0.5 lux, F1.8
• B/W: 0.08 lux, F1.8
AXIS P1347
• Color: 0.5 lux, F1.6
• B/W: 0.08 lux, F1.6
AXIS P1346/-E: 1/35500 s to 1/6 s
AXIS P1347: 1/25500 s to 1/6
Video compression
• H.264 Baseline profile (MPEG-4 Part 10/AVC)
• Motion JPEG
• AXIS P1346/-E: 2048x1536 (3 MP) to 160x90
• AXIS P1347: 2560x1920 (5 MP) to 160x90
Frame rate H.264
• 3 MP mode: 20 fps in all resolutions
• 2 MP and 1080p mode: 30 fps in all resolutions
• AXIS P1347: 5 MP mode: 12 fps in all resolutions
Frame rate
Motion JPEG
• 3 MP mode: 20 fps in all resolutions; 2 MP 4:3 (1600x1200) and 1080p
(1920x1080) mode: 30 fps in all resolutions
• AXIS P1347: 5 MP mode: 12 fps in all resolutions
Video streaming
• Multiple streams in H.264 and Motion JPEG.
• H.264 and Motion JPEG: 1 stream in resolution and frame rate as specified
above. More streams if identical or limited in frame rate or resolution.
• Controllable frame rate and bandwidth
• VBR/CBR H.264
Multiview streaming • AXIS P1346/-E/AXIS P1347: Up to 8 individually cropped out view areas. When
streaming 5 view areas in VGA resolution, the rate is 20 fps per stream in
H.264/Motion JPEG (3 MP capture mode)
• AXIS P1347: Up to 8 individually cropped view areas. When streaming 4 view
areas in VGA resolution, the rate is 12 fps per stream in H.264/Motion JPEG (5
MP capture mode)
Digital PTZ, preset positions, guard tour
AXIS P1346/-E/AXIS P1347 - Technical Specifications
Function/group Item
Image settings
• Compression, color, brightness, sharpness, contrast, white balance, exposure
control, exposure zones, backlight compensation, fine tuning of behavior at
low light
• Rotation: 0°, 90°, 180°, 270°
• Mirroring of images
• Text and image overlay
• Privacy mask
• 20 simultaneous users
• Unlimited number of users using multicast (H.264)
Audio streaming
Audio compression
• AAC LC 8/16 kHz
• G.711 PCM 8 kHz
• G.726 ADPCM 8 kHz
• Configurable bit rate
Audio input/output
• External microphone input or line input
• Line output
• AXIS P1346/AXIS P1347: Built-in microphone
Password protection, IP address filtering, digest authentication,
HTTPS encryption*, IEEE 802.1X network access control*,
user access log
*This product includes software developed by the Open SSL Project for use in
the Open SSL Tool kit (
Supported protocols
IPv4/v6, HTTP, HTTPS, SSL/TLS*, QoS Layer 3 DiffServ, FTP, SMTP, Bonjour, UPnP,
*This product includes software developed by the Open SSL Project for use in
the Open SSL Tool kit (
AXIS P1346/-E/AXIS P1347 - Technical Specifications
Function/group Item
• Open API for software integration, including VAPIX® from Axis
Communications*, AXIS Media Control SDK*, event trigger data in video
• Quality of Service (QoS) layer 3, DiffServ Model
• Embedded Linux operating system
*Available at
• AXIS P1347: API also includes the AXIS Camera Application Platform from Axis
Communications available at
• Support for AXIS Video Hosting System (AVHS) with one-click camera
*Available at
Intelligent video
Video motion detection, active tampering alarm, audio detection
Alarm triggers
Intelligent video, external input
Alarm events
Video buffer
• File upload via FTP, HTTP and email
• Notification via email, HTTP and TCP
• External output activation
• Video recording to local storage
64 MB pre- and post alarm
Video access from
web browser
• Camera live view
• Video recording to file (ASF)
• Sequence tour for up to 20 Axis video sources,
• Customizable HTML pages
• Windows Vista, XP, 2003 server
• DirectX 9c or higher
• For other operating systems and browers see
management and
• AXIS Camera Management tool on CD and web-based configuration
• Configuration of backup and restore
• Firmware upgrades over HTTP or FTP, firmware available at
• Focus assistant, pixel counter
• Remote back focus
• Camera: Metal (zinc)
• AXIS P1346-E/AXIS P1347: IP66-rated, IK10 impact-resistant aluminum
Processors, memory
ARTPEC-3, 256 MB RAM, 128 MB Flash
AXIS P1346/AXIS P1347
8-20 V DC or Power over Ethernet (PoE) IEEE 802.3af
AXIS P1346
max. 9.6 W, PoE Class 3
AXIS P1347
max. 9.0 W, PoE Class 3
AXIS P1346-E
PoE IEEE 802.3af max. 12.95 W or High PoE max 25.5 W
AXIS P1346/-E/AXIS P1347 - Technical Specifications
Function/group Item
Local storage
• RJ-45 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX PoE
• Terminal blocks for power: for 1 alarm input and 1 output
• 3.5 mm mic/line in, 3.5 mm line out
SD/SDHC memory card slot (card not included)
Operating conditions • AXIS P1346/AXIS P1347: 0 ºC to 50 ºC (32 ºF to 122 ºF), Humidity 20 - 80% RH
• AXIS P1346-E: -30 ºC to 50 ºC (-22 ºF to 122 ºF) with PoE; down to -40 ºC (-40
ºF) with High PoE
• EN 55022 Class B, EN 61000-3-2, EN 61000-3-3, EN 55024, FCC
• Part 15 Subpart B Class B, ICES-003 Class B, VCCI Class B, C-tick AS/
• NZS CISPR 22, EN 60950-1
• AXIS P1346/-E - KCC Class B
• AXIS P1346-E: IP66, IK10
Dimensions (HxWxD)
AXIS P1346: 46 x 78 x 198 mm (1.8” x 3.1” x 7.8”)
AXIS P1346-E including sunshield: 87/120 x 140/161 x 404 mm
(3.4/4.7” x 5.5/6.4” x 15.9”)
AXIS P1347: 46 x 78 x 206 mm (1.8” x 3.1” x 8.1”)
AXIS P1346: 630 g (1.4 lb.)
AXIS P1346-E: 3.1 kg (6.9 lb.)
AXIS P1347: 680 g (1.5 lb.)
Included accessories
Stand, connector kit, Installation Guide, CD with installation
tools, recording software and User’s Manual, Windows decoder
1-user license
AXIS P1346-E: Wall mount bracket,
sunshield, 5 m (16 ft.) Ethernet cable with a pre-mounted gasket
Video management
(not included)
AXIS Camera Station - Video management software for viewing and recording
up to 50 cameras
See for more software applications via
Optional accessories
• Various housings, lenses
• AXIS T90A Illuminators
• AXIS Camera Station and video management software from Axis’ Application
Development Partners
• Axis’ Application Development Partners. For more software information, see
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General performance considerations
When setting up your system, it is important to consider how various settings and situations will affect performance. Some
factors affect the amount of bandwidth (the bit rate) required, others can affect the frame rate, and some affect both. If the
load on the CPU reaches its maximum, this will also affect the frame rate.
The following factors are among the most important to consider:
High image resolutions and/or lower compression levels result in larger images. Bandwidth affected.
Access by large numbers of Motion JPEG and/or unicast H.264 clients. Bandwidth affected.
Simultaneous viewing of different streams (resolution, compression) by different clients. Effect on frame rate and
Accessing both Motion JPEG and H.264 video streams simultaneously. Frame rate and bandwidth affected.
Heavy usage of event settings affects the camera’s CPU load. Frame rate affected.
Enabled motion detection. Frame rate and bandwidth affected.
Heavy network utilization due to poor infrastructure. Bandwidth affected.
Viewing on poorly performing client PCs lowers perceived performance. Frame rate affected.
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Glossary of Terms
device used in many digital cameras is a large integrated circuit
that contains hundreds of thousands of photo-sites (pixels)
that convert light energy into electronic signals. Its size is
measured diagonally and can be 1/4", 1/3", 1/2" or 2/3".
ActiveX - A standard that enables software components to
interact with one another in a networked environment,
regardless of the language(s) used to create them. web
browsers may come into contact with ActiveX controls, ActiveX
documents, and ActiveX scripts. ActiveX controls are often
downloaded and installed automatically as required.
CGI (Common Gateway Interface) - A specification for
communication between a web server and other (CGI)
programs. For example, a HTML page that contains a form
might use a CGI program to process the form data once it is
Angle - The field of view, relative to a standard lens in a 35mm
still camera, expressed in degrees, e.g. 30°. For practical
purposes, this is the area that a lens can cover, where the angle
of view is determined by the focal length of the lens. A
wide-angle lens has a short focal length and covers a wider
angle of view than standard or telephoto lenses, which have
longer focal lengths.
CIF (Common Intermediate Format) - CIF refers to the analog
video resolutions 352x288 pixels (PAL) and 352x240 pixels
(NTSC). See also Resolution.
Client/Server - Client/server describes the relationship
between two computer programs in which one program, the
client, makes a service request from another program, the
server, which fulfils the request. Typically, multiple client
programs share the services of a common server program. A
web browser is a client program that requests services (the
sending of web pages or files) from a web server.
ARP (Address Resolution Protocol) - This protocol is used to
associate an IP address to a hardware MAC address. A request
is broadcast on the local network to discover the MAC address
for an IP address.
ARTPEC (Axis Real Time Picture Encoder) - This chip is used
for image compression, and image processing such as
conversion of raw image sensor data, color correction,
sharpening, noise filtering etc.
CMOS (Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor) - A
CMOS is a widely used type of semiconductor that uses both
negative and positive circuits. Since only one of the circuit
types is on at any given time, CMOS chips require less power
than chips using just one type of transistor. CMOS image
sensors also allow processing circuits to be included on the
same chip, an advantage not possible with CCD sensors, which
are also much more expensive to produce.
ASIC (Application Specific Integrated Circuit) - A circuit
designed for a specific application, as opposed to a general
purpose circuit, such as a microprocessor.
Aspect ratio - A ratio of width to height in images. A common
aspect ratio used for television screens and computer monitors
is 4:3. High-definition television (HDTV) uses an aspect ratio of
Codec - In communications engineering, a codec is usually a
coder/decoder. Codecs are used in integrated circuits or chips
that convert e.g. analog video and audio signals into a digital
format for transmission. The codec also converts received
digital signals back into analog format. A codec uses
analog-to-digital conversion and digital-to-analog conversion
in the same chip.
Autoiris (DC-Iris) - This special type of iris is electrically
controlled by the camera, to automatically regulate the amount
of light allowed to enter.
Codec can also mean compression/decompression, in which
case it is generally taken to mean an algorithm or computer
program for reducing the size of large files and programs.
Bitmap - A bitmap is a data file representing a rectangular grid
of pixels. It defines a display space and color for each pixel (or
‘bit’) in the display space. This type of image is known as a
‘raster graphic.’ GIFs and JPEGs are examples of image file types
that contain bitmaps.
Compression - See Image compression.
DC-Iris (Autoiris) - This special type of iris is electrically
controlled by the camera, to automatically regulate the amount
of light allowed to enter.
Because a bitmap uses this fixed raster method, it cannot easily
be rescaled without losing definition. Conversely, a vector
graphic image uses geometrical shapes to represent the image,
and can thus be quickly rescaled.
DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) - DHCP is a
protocol that lets network administrators automate and
centrally manage the assignment of Internet Protocol (IP)
addresses to network devices in a network.
Bit rate - The bit rate (in kbit/s or Mbit/s) is often referred to
as speed, but actually defines the number of bits/time unit and
not distance/time unit.
DHCP uses the concept of a ‘lease’ or amount of time that a
given IP address will be valid for a computer. The lease time can
vary, depending on how long a user is likely to require the
network connection at a particular location.
Bonjour - Also known as zero-configuration networking,
Bonjour enables devices to automatically discover each other
on a network, without having to enter IP addresses or configure
DNS servers. Bonjour is a trademark of Apple Computer, Inc.
DHCP also supports static addresses for e.g. computers running
web servers, which need a permanent IP address.
Broadband - In network engineering terms, this describes
transmission methods where two or more signals share the
same carrier. In more popular terminology, broadband is taken
to mean high-speed data transmission.
DNS (Domain Name System) - DNS is used to locate and
translate Internet domain names into IP (Internet Protocol)
addresses. A domain name is a meaningful and
easy-to-remember name for an Internet address. For example
the domain name is much easier to
CCD (Charged Coupled Device) - This light-sensitive image
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gain of an amplifier.
remember than The translation tables for domain
names are contained in Domain name servers.
Gateway - A gateway is a point in a network that acts as an
entry point to another network. In a corporate network for
example, a computer server acting as a gateway often also acts
as a proxy server and a firewall server. A gateway is often
associated with both a router, which knows where to direct a
given packet of data that arrives at the gateway, and a switch,
which furnishes the actual path in and out of the gateway for a
given packet.
Domain Server - Domains can also be used by organizations
who wish to centralize the management of their (Windows)
computers. Each user within a domain has an account that
usually allows them to log in to and use any computer in the
domain, although restrictions may also apply. The domain
server is the server that authenticates the users on the network.
Duplex - See Full-duplex.
GIF (Graphics Interchange Format) - GIF is one of the most
common file formats used for images in web pages. There are
two versions of the format, 87a and 89a. Version 89a supports
animations, i.e. a short sequence of images within a single GIF
file. A GIF89a can also be specified for interlaced presentation.
Ethernet - Ethernet is the most widely installed local area
network technology. An Ethernet LAN typically uses special
grades of twisted pair wires. The most commonly installed
Ethernet systems are 10BASE-T and 100BASE-T10, which
provide transmission speeds up to 10 Mbps and 100 Mbps
GOV (Group Of VOPs) - A group of VOPs is the basic unit of
an H.264 video stream. The GOV contains different types and
numbers of VOPs (I-VOPs, P-VOPs) as determined by the GOV
length and GOV structure. See also VOP.
ETRAX (Ethernet Token Ring AXIS) - Axis' own
Factory default settings - These are the settings that
originally applied for a device when it was first delivered from
the factory. If it should become necessary to reset a device to
its factory default settings, this will, for many devices,
completely reset any settings that were changed by the user.
GOV length - The GOV length determines the number of
images (VOPs) in the GOV structure. See also GOV and VOP.
GOV structure - The GOV structure describes the composition
of an H.264 video stream, as regards the type of images (I-VOPs
or P-VOPs) included in the stream, and their internal order. See
also GOV and VOP.
Firewall - A firewall works as a barrier between networks, e.g.
between a Local Area Network and the Internet. The firewall
ensures that only authorized users are allowed to access the
one network from the other. A firewall can be software running
on a computer, or it can be a standalone hardware device.
H.264 - Also known as MPEG-4 Part 10. This is the new
generation compression standard for digital video. H.264 offers
higher video resolution than Motion JPEG or MPEG-4 at the
same bit rate and bandwidth, or the same quality video at a
lower bit rate.
Focal length - Measured in millimeters, the focal length of a
camera lens determines the width of the horizontal field of
view, which in turn is measured in degrees.
Half-duplex - See Full-duplex.
FTP (File Transfer Protocol) - An application protocol that
uses the TCP/IP protocols. It is used to exchange files between
computers/devices on networks.
HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) - HTML is the set of
"markup" symbols or codes inserted in a file intended for
display in web browser. The markup tells the browser how to
display the page's words and images for the user.
Frame - A frame is a complete video image. In the 2:1
interlaced scanning format of the RS-170 and CCIR formats, a
frame is made up of two separate fields of 262.5 or 312.5 lines
interlaced at 60 or 50 Hz to form a complete frame, which
appears at 30 or 25 Hz. In video cameras with a progressive
scan, each frame is scanned line-by-line and not interlaced;
most are also displayed at 30 and 25 Hz.
HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol) - HTTP is the set of rules
for exchanging files (text, graphic images, sound, video, and
other multimedia files) on the web. The HTTP protocol runs on
top of the TCP/IP suite of protocols.
Hub - A (network) hub is used to connect multiple devices to
the network. The hub transmits all data to all devices
connected to it, whereas a switch will only transmit the data to
the device it is specifically intended for.
Frame rate - The frame rate used to describe the frequency at
which a video stream is updated is measured in frames per
second (fps). A higher frame rate is advantageous when there is
movement in the video stream, as it maintains image quality
IEEE 802.11 - A family of standards for wireless LANs. The
802.11 standard supports 1 or 2 Mbit/s transmission on the 2.4
GHz band. IEEE 802.11b specifies an 11 Mbit/s data rate on the
2.4 GHz band, while 802.11a allows up to 54 Mbit/s on the 5
GHz band.
Full-duplex - Transmission of data in two directions
simultaneously. In an audio system this would describe e.g. a
telephone systems. Half-duplex also provides bi-directional
communication, but only in one direction at a time, as in a
walkie-talkie system. See also Simplex.
Image compression - Image compression minimizes the file
size (in bytes) of an image. Two of the most common
compressed image formats are JPEG and GIF.
Gain - Gain is the amplification factor and the extent to which
an analog amplifier boosts the strength of a signal.
Amplification factors are usually expressed in terms of power.
The decibel (dB) is the most common way of quantifying the
Interlacing - Interlaced video is video captured at 50 pictures
(known as fields) per second, of which every 2 consecutive
fields (at half height) are then combined into 1 frame.
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storage, an SD card can be inserted into the SD card slot to
locally record and store a video stream.
Interlacing was developed many years ago for the analog TV
world and is still used widely today. It provides good results
when viewing motion in standard TV pictures, although there is
always some degree of distortion in the image.
MAC address (Media Access Control address) - A MAC
address is a unique identifier associated with a piece of
networking equipment, or more specifically, its interface with
the network. For example, the network card in a computer has
its own MAC address.
To view interlaced video on e.g. a computer monitor, the video
must first be de-interlaced, to produce progressive video, which
consists of complete images, one after the other, at 25 frames
per second. See also Progressive scan.
Manual iris - This is the opposite to an autoiris, i.e. the camera
iris must be adjusted manually to regulate the amount of light
allowed to reach the image sensor.
IP (Internet Protocol) - The Internet Protocol is a method
transmitting data over a network. Data to be sent is divided
into individual and completely independent "packets." Each
computer (or host) on the Internet has at least one address that
uniquely identifies it from all others, and each data packet
contains both the sender's address and the receiver's address.
Mbit/s (Megabits per second) - A measure of the bit rate, i.e.
the rate at which bits are passing a given point. Commonly
used to give the ‘speed’ of a network. A LAN might run at 10 or
100 Mbit/s. See also Bit rate.
The Internet Protocol ensures that the data packets all arrive at
the intended address. As IP is a connectionless protocol, which
means that there is no established connection between the
communication end-points, packets can be sent via different
routes and do not need to arrive at the destination in the
correct order.
Monitor - A monitor is very similar to a standard television set,
but lacks the electronics to pick up regular television signals.
Motion JPEG - Motion JPEG is a simple
compression/decompression technique for networked video.
Latency is low and image quality is guaranteed, regardless of
movement or complexity of the image. Image quality is
controlled by adjusting the compression level, which in turn
provides control over the file size, and thereby the bit rate.
Once the data packets have arrived at the correct destination,
another protocol - Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) - puts
them in the right order. See also TCP.
IP Address - An IP address is simply an address on an IP
network used by a computer/device connected to that network.
IP addresses allow all the connected computers/devices to find
each other and to pass data back and forth.
High-quality individual images from the Motion JPEG stream
are easily extracted. See also JPEG.
Megapixel - See Pixel.
To avoid conflicts, each IP address on any given network must
be unique. An IP address can be assigned as fixed, so that it
does not change, or it can be assigned dynamically (and
automatically) by DHCP.
MPEG (Moving Picture Experts Group) - The Moving Picture
Experts Group develops standards for digital video and audio
compression. It operates under the auspices of the
International Organization for Standardization (ISO). The MPEG
standards are an evolving series, each designed for a different
An IP address consists of four groups (or quads) of decimal
digits separated by periods, e.g. Different parts of
the address represent different things. Some part will represent
the network number or address, and some other part will
represent the local machine address.
MPEG-2 - MPEG-2 is the designation for a group of audio and
video coding standards, and is typically used to encode audio
and video for broadcast signals, including digital satellite and
Cable TV. MPEG-2, with some modifications, is also the coding
format used by standard commercial DVD movies.
See also IP (Internet Protocol).
I-VOP - See VOP.
JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group) - Together with
the GIF file format, JPEG is an image file type commonly used
on the web. A JPEG image is a bitmap, and usually has the file
suffix '.jpg' or ".jpeg." When creating a JPEG image, it is
possible to configure the level of compression to use. As the
lowest compression (i.e. the highest quality) results in the
largest file, there is a trade-off between image quality and file
MPEG-4 - A video compression standard that makes good use
of bandwidth, and which can provide DVD-quality video
streams at less than 1 Mbit/s.
Multicast - Bandwidth-conserving technology that reduces
bandwidth usage by simultaneously delivering a single stream
of information to multiple network recipients.
kbit/s (kilobits per second) - A measure of the bit rate, i.e. the
rate at which bits are passing a given point. See also Bit rate.
Network connectivity - The physical (wired or wireless) and
logical (protocol) connection of a computer network or an
individual device to a network, such as the Internet or a LAN.
LAN (Local Area Network) - A LAN is a group of computers
and associated devices that typically share common resources
within a limited geographical area.
NTSC (National Television System Committee) - NTSC is the
television and video standard in the United States. NTSC
delivers 525 lines at 60 half-frames/second.
Linux - Linux is an open source operating system within the
UNIX family. Because of its robustness and availability, Linux
has won popularity in the open source community and among
commercial application developers.
NWay - A network protocol that automatically negotiates the
highest possible common transmission speed between two
Local storage - If a camera or video encoder supports local
PAL (Phase Alternating Line) - PAL is the dominant television
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downloaded web pages. If it finds the page, it is returned to the
user without forwarding the request to the Internet. If the page
is not in the cache, the proxy server, acting as a client on behalf
of the user, uses one of its own IP addresses to request the page
from another server over the Internet. When the requested
page is returned, the proxy server forwards it to the user that
originally requested it.
standard in Europe. PAL delivers 625 lines at 50
Ping - Ping is a basic network program used diagnostically to
check the status of a network host or device. Ping can be used
to see if a particular network address (IP address or host name)
is occupied or not, or if the host at that address is responding
normally. Ping can be run from e.g. the Windows Command
prompt or the command line in UNIX.
P-VOP - See VOP.
Resolution - Image resolution is a measure of how much detail
a digital image can hold: the greater the resolution, the greater
the level of detail. Resolution can be specified as the number of
pixel-columns (width) by the number of pixel-rows (height),
e.g. 320x240.
Pixel - A pixel is one of the many tiny dots that make up a
digital image. The color and intensity of each pixel represents a
tiny area of the complete image.
PoE (Power over Ethernet) - Power over Ethernet provides
power to a network device via the same cable as used for the
network connection. This is very useful for IP-Surveillance and
remote monitoring applications in places where it may be too
impractical or expensive to power the device from a power
Alternatively, the total number of pixels (usually in megapixels)
in the image can be used. In analog systems it is also common
to use other format designations, such as CIF, QCIF, 4CIF, etc.
RTCP (Real-Time Control Protocol) - RTCP provides support
for real-time conferencing of groups of any size within an
intranet. This support includes source identification and
support for gateways like audio and video bridges as well as
multicast-to-unicast translators.
PPP (Point-to-Point Protocol) - A protocol that uses a serial
interface for communication between two network devices. For
example, a PC connected by a phone line to a server.
RTCP offers quality-of-service feedback from receivers to the
multicast group as well as support for the synchronization of
different media streams.
PPTP (Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol) - A protocol (set
of communication rules) that allows corporations to extend
their own corporate network through private "tunnels" over the
public Internet. In this way a corporation can effectively use a
WAN (Wide Area Network) as a large single LAN (Local Area
Network). This kind of interconnection is known as a virtual
private network (VPN).
RTP (Real-Time Transport Protocol) - RTP is an Internet
protocol for the transport of real-time data, e.g. audio and
video. It can be used for media-on-demand as well as
interactive services such as Internet telephony.
Pre/post alarm images - The images from immediately before
and after an alarm. These images are stored in a buffer for later
RTSP (Real Time Streaming Protocol) - RTSP is a control
protocol, and a starting point for negotiating transports such as
RTP, multicast and Unicast, and for negotiating codecs.
Progressive scan - Progressive scan, as opposed to interlaced
video, scans the entire picture, line by line every sixteenth of a
second. In other words, captured images are not split into
separate fields as in interlaced scanning.
RTSP can be considered a ‘remote control’ for controlling the
media stream delivered by a media server. RTSP servers typically
use RTP as the protocol for the actual transport of audio/video
Computer monitors do not need interlace to show the picture
on the screen, but instead show them progressively, on one line
at a time in perfect order, i.e. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 etc., so there is
virtually no ‘flickering’ effect. In a surveillance application, this
can be critical when viewing detail within a moving image,
such as a person running. A high-quality monitor is required to
get the best from progressive scan. See also Interlacing.
Router - A device that determines the next network point to
which a packet should be forwarded on its way to its final
destination. A router creates and/or maintains a special routing
table that stores information on how best to reach certain
destinations. A router is sometimes included as part of a
network switch. See also switch.
Server - In general, a server is a computer program that
provides services to other computer programs in the same or
other computers. A computer running a server program is also
frequently referred to as a server. In practice, the server may
contain any number of server and client programs. A web server
is the computer program that supplies the requested HTML
pages or files to the client (browser).
Protocol - A special set of rules governing how two entities
will communicate. Protocols are found at many levels of
communication, and there are hardware protocols and software
Proxy server - In an organization that uses the Internet, a
proxy server acts as an intermediary between a workstation
user and the Internet. This provides security, administrative
control, and a caching service. Any proxy server associated with
a gateway server, or part of a gateway server, effectively
separates the organization’s network from the outside network
and the local firewall. It is the firewall server that protects the
network against outside intrusion.
Sharpness - This is the control of fine detail within a picture.
This feature was originally introduced into color TV sets that
used notch filter decoders. This filter took away all high
frequency detail in the black and white region of the picture.
The sharpness control attempted to put some of that detail
back in the picture. Sharpness controls are mostly superfluous
in today's high-end TVs. The only logical requirement for it
nowadays is on a VHS machine.
A proxy server receives requests for Internet services (such as
web page requests) from many users. If the proxy server is also
a cache server, it looks in its local cache of previously
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Simplex - In Simplex operation, a network cable or
communications channel can only send information in one
maintained until the data has been successfully exchanged
between the communicating applications.
Telnet - Telnet is a simple method with which to access
another network device, e.g. a computer. The HTTP protocol and
the FTP protocols allow you to request specific files from
remote computers, but do not allow you logon as a user of that
computer. With Telnet, you log on as a regular user with
whatever privileges you may have been granted for specific
applications and data residing on that computer.
SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol) - SMTP is used for
sending and receiving e-mail. However, as it is ‘simple,’ it is
limited in its ability to queue messages at the receiving end,
and is usually used with one of two other protocols, POP3 or
IMAP. These other protocols allow the user to save messages in
a server mailbox and download them periodically from the
UDP (User Datagram Protocol) - UDP is a communications
protocol that offers limited service for exchanging data in a
network that uses the Internet Protocol (IP). UDP is an
alternative to the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP). The
advantage of UDP is that it is not required to deliver all data
and may drop network packets when there is e.g. network
congestion. This is suitable for live video, as there is no point in
re-transmitting old information that will not be displayed
SMTP authentication is an extension of SMTP, whereby the
client is required to log into the mail server before or during the
sending of email. It can be used to allow legitimate users to
send email while denying the service to unauthorized users,
such as spammers.
SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) - SNMP
forms part of the Internet Protocol suite, as defined by the
Internet Engineering Task Force. The protocol can support
monitoring of network-attached devices for any conditions
that warrant administrative attention.
Unicast - Communication between a single sender and a single
receiver over a network. A new connection is established for
each new user.
Sockets - Sockets are a method for communication between a
client program and a server program over a network. A socket is
defined as ‘the endpoint in a connection.’ Sockets are created
and used with a set of programming requests or ‘function calls’
sometimes called the sockets application programming
interface (API).
URL (Uniform Resource Locator) - An "address" on the
Varifocal lens - A varifocal lens provides a wide range of focal
lengths, as opposed to a lens with a fixed focal length, which
only provides one.
SSL/TSL (Secure Socket Layer/Transport Layer Security)
These two protocols (SSL is succeeded by TSL) are cryptographic
protocols that provide secure communication on a network. SSL
is commonly used over HTTP to form HTTPS, as used e.g. on the
Internet for electronic financial transactions. SSL uses public
key certificates to verify the identity of the server.
VPN (Virtual Private Network) - This creates a secure
"tunnel" between the points within the VPN. Only devices with
the correct "key" will be able to work within the VPN. The VPN
network can be within a company LAN (Local Area Network),
but different sites can also be connected over the Internet in a
secure way. One common use for VPN is for connecting a
remote computer to the corporate network, via e.g. a direct
phone line or via the Internet.
Subnet/subnet mask - A subnet is an identifiably separate
part of an organization's network. Typically, a subnet may
represent all the machines at one geographic location, in one
building, or on the same local area network (LAN). Having an
organization's network divided into subnets allows it to be
connected to the Internet with a single shared network address.
VOP (Video Object Plane) - A VOP is an image frame in an
H.264 video stream. There are several types of VOP:
- An I-VOP is complete image frame.
The subnet mask is the part of the IP address that tells a
network router how to find the subnet that the data packet
should be delivered to. Using a subnet mask saves the router
having to handle the entire 32-bit IP address; it simply looks at
the bits selected by the mask.
- A P-VOP codes the differences between images, as long as it
is more efficient to do so. Otherwise it codes the whole image,
which may also be a completely new image.
WAN (Wide-Area-Network) - Similar to a LAN, but on a
larger geographical scale.
Switch - A switch is a network device that connects network
segments together, and which selects a path for sending a unit
of data to its next destination. In general, a switch is a simpler
and faster mechanism than a router, which requires knowledge
about the network and how to determine the route. Some
switches include the router function. See also Router.
W-LAN (Wireless LAN) - A wireless LAN is a wireless local
area network that uses radio waves as its carrier: where the
network connections for end-users are wireless. The main
network structure usually uses cables.
TCP (Transmission Control Protocol) - TCP is used along with
the Internet Protocol (IP) to transmit data as packets between
computers over the network. While IP takes care of the actual
packet delivery, TCP keeps track of the individual packets that
the communication (e.g. requested a web page file) is divided
into, and, when all packets have arrived at their destination, it
reassembles them to re-form the complete file.
Web server - A web server is a program, which allows web
browsers to retrieve files from computers connected to the
Internet. The web server listens for requests from web browsers
and upon receiving a request for a file sends it back to the
The primary function of a web server is to serve pages to other
remote computers; consequently, it needs to be installed on a
computer that is permanently connected to the Internet. It also
controls access to the server whilst monitoring and logging
TCP is a connection-oriented protocol, which means that a
connection is established between the two end-points and is
AXIS P1346/-E/AXIS P1347 - Glossary of Terms
server access statistics.
WEP (Wireless Equivalent Privacy) - A wireless security
protocol, specified in the IEEE 802.11 standard, which is
designed to provide a wireless local area network (WLAN) with
a level of security and privacy comparable to that usually
expected of a wired LAN. Security is at two different levels;
40-bit and 128-bit encryption. The higher the bit number, the
more secure the encryption.
WPA-PSK (Wi-Fi Protected Access - Pre-Shared Key) - This
wireless encryption method uses a pre-shared key (PSK) for key
management. Keys can usually be entered as manual hex
values, as hexadecimal characters, or as a Passphrase.
WPA-PSK provides a greater degree of security than WEP.
Zoom lens - A zoom lens can be moved (zoomed) to enlarge
the view of an object to show more detail.
AXIS P1346/-E/AXIS P1347 - Index
Host Name 38
HTTP Server 29
HTTPS 9, 35, 38
Action Buttons 11
Active/Inactive 25
Administrator 15
Alarm 31, 46
ARP/Ping 38
Audio 17
Audio input 22
Audio output 22
Audio Settings 22
AXIS Media Control 14, 22
AXIS Media Control toolbar 11
I/O Ports 42
Input 46
IP Address Filtering 35
Live View 8, 11
Live View Config 24
Local storage 34, 41
Logs & Reports 43
Manual trigger button 25
Motion Detection 31, 46
Backlight compensation 19
Backup 42
Bit Rate 17
Bonjour 8
NAT traversal 9, 39
Network Settings 37
NTP Server 37
Camera tampering 31
Capture mode 10, 16, 18
CGI link 25
Control Button 44
Output Buttons 25
Overlay 17
Overlay image 20
Date & Time 36
Default Viewer 24
Disk Management 41
DNS Configuration 38
DNS Server 38
Domain Name 38
Pinout - I/O connectors 46
Pixel counter 16, 21
Port Status 33
Ports & Devices 42
Preset Positions 26
Pulse 25
Emergency Recovery 48
Enable ARP/Ping 38
Event Servers 29
Events 29
Exposure control 19
Exposure priority 19
Exposure zones 19
QoS (Quality of Service) 40
QuickTime 14, 24
Recording List 34
Recovery 48
Referrals 35
Restore 42
Frame Rate 16
FTP Server 29
Full duplex 22
Scheduled Event 30
Security 35
Server Time 36
Simplex 22
Snapshot button 25
Storage 41
Support 42
System Options 35
GOV Settings 17
H.264 16, 17
Half duplex 22
AXIS P1346/-E/AXIS P1347 - Index
TCP Server 29
TCP/IP Settings 37
Time Mode 37
Troubleshooting 48
Upgrade Server 42
UPnP 38, 41
Users 35
VAPIX 25, 27
Video Stream 16
View Area 19
White Balance 19
Wide Dynamic Range 19