User`s Manual - Parallels Plesk Panel

User`s Manual - Parallels Plesk Panel
IP8355(E)H / IP8365(E)H
Bullet Network Camera
User’s Manual
1.3 / 2MP • 30M IR • Smart Focus System • IP67 •
Cable Management
Rev. 1.3
Rev. 1.0
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Table of Contents
Overview����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 4
Revision History�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 4
Read Before Use������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 5
1. Package Contents������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 5
Symbols and Statements in this Document��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 5
2. Physical Description ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 6
3. Hardware Installation �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 7
4. Cabling Assembly�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 8
5. Network Deployment������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 11
Software Installation������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 17
Ready to Use����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 18
Accessing the Network Camera������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 20
Using Web Browsers����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 20
Using RTSP Players������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 23
Using 3GPP-compatible Mobile Devices����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 24
Using VIVOTEK Recording Software���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 25
Main Page�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������26
Client Settings������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������31
Configuration��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������35
System > General settings�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 36
System > Homepage layout ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 38
System > Logs ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 41
System > Parameters ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 43
System > Maintenance�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 44
Media > Image ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 48
Media > Video��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 58
Media > Audio��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 62
Network > General settings������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 63
Network > Streaming protocols ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 71
Network > SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol)������������������������������������������������������������������ 80
Security > User Account������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 81
Security > HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol over SSL)
������������������������������������������������������� 82
Security > Access List ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 89
PTZ > PTZ settings������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 94
Event > Event settings�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 98
Applications > Motion detection���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 112
Applications > DI and DO�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 115
Applications > Tampering detection ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 115
Applications > Audio detection ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 116
Applications > VADP (VIVOTEK Application Development Platform) ������������������������������������������������ 118
Recording > Recording settings ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 120
Local storage > SD card management������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 125
Local storage > Content management������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 126
Appendix ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������129
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URL Commands for the Network Camera������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 129
Technical Specifications��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 213
Technology License Notice����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 215
Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC)������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 216
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Overview
VIVOTEK IP8355(E)H is a professional outdoor dome network camera offering 30 fps @ 1.3-Megapixel
resolutions with superb image quality.
The IP8365(E)H provides up to 60 fps @ 2-Megapixel resolution with superb image quality.
Featuring the new improved Wide Dynamic Range Technology WDR Pro II [WDR Pro for IP8365(E)
H], it provides extreme visibility in extremely dark & light environments with 4-shutter capture method.
Combined with 3D Noise Reduction Technology, which enables the IP8355(E)H/IP8365(E)H to capture
clear, polished video under low-light conditions and reduce bandwidth from sensor noise, users can
identify an increased level of image detail in extremely bright as well as dark environments.
Additionally, as a professional day/night camera, the camera adopts a Smart IR technology which
prevents overexposure and provides noise reduction to adjust the IR lighting intensity instantaneously
based on the changes of light in the ambient environment.
To provide top-notch image quality, the camera also comes with a P-iris lens, which controls the iris
with extreme precision with its built-in stepper motor. By using software controls, the lens maintains the
iris opening at an optimal level at all times, resulting in superior sharpness and depth of field as well as
image quality. Furthermore, for installers, properly adjusting the focus of a megapixel network camera
can be difficult due to the level of image detail. Therefore, the camera is also designed with VIVOTEK’s
Smart Focus System to make installation and adjustment easier by using remote focus and zoom
adjustment.
The camera’s IP67-rated housing is designed to protect the camera body from being immersed in the
water, even against the immersion at the depth of at least 1m. Additionally, the wide temperature range
further enhances the camera performance and reliability in extremely cold and hot weather.
Revision History
■ Rev. 1.0: Initial release
■ Rev. 1.1: Added non-heater models, IP8355H and IP8365H, in the technical specs.
■ Rev. 1.2: Added a note about the DO pin output.
■ Rev. 1.3: Corrected DO pin description.
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Read Before Use
The use of surveillance devices may be prohibited by law in your country. The Network Camera
is not only a high-performance web-ready camera but can also be part of a flexible surveillance
system. It is the user’s responsibility to ensure that the operation of such devices is legal before
installing this unit for its intended use.
It is important to first verify that all contents received are complete according to the Package
Contents listed below. Take note of the warnings in the Quick Installation Guide before the Network
Camera is installed; then carefully read and follow the instructions in the Installation chapter to
avoid damage due to faulty assembly and installation. This also ensures the product is used
properly as intended.
The Network Camera is a network device and its use should be straightforward for those who
have basic networking knowledge. It is designed for various applications including video sharing,
general security/surveillance, etc. The Configuration chapter suggests ways to best utilize the
Network Camera and ensure proper operations. For creative and professional developers, the URL
Commands of the Network Camera section serves as a helpful reference to customizing existing
homepages or integrating with the current web server.
1. Package Contents
■ IP8355, IP8355EH, IP8365, or IP8365EH
■ Sun Shield / Wrench / RJ45 Female / Female Coupler / Double-sided Tape / Screws
■ Wall mount bracket (w/ screws and anchors)
■ Waterproof Connector for RJ45 Ethernet Enclosure
■ Waterproof Connector (for backup use)
■ Alignment Sticker / Desiccant Bag
■ Software CD
■ Quick Installation Guide
Symbols and Statements in this Document
i
INFORMATION: provides important messages or advices that might help prevent
inconvenient or problem situations.
NOTE: Notices provide guidance or advices that are related to the functional integrity of
the machine.
Tips: Tips are useful information that helps enhance or facilitae an installation, function,
or process.
WARNING! or IMPORTANT!: These statements indicate situations that can be
dangerous or hazardous to the machine or you.
Electrical Hazard: This statement appears when high voltage electrical hazards might
occur to an operator.
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2. Physical Description
Lens
IR LEDs
Light Sensor
Zoom out
Zoom in
Auto Focus
Reset Button
NTSC-PAL switch
NTSC
Red LED
PAL
SD/SDHC/SDXC Card Slot
Green LED
General I/O Terminal Block
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3. Hardware Installation
1.Attach the alignment sticker to the wall. Drill four holes into the wall. Then hammer the
supplied plastic anchors into the holes and secure the plate with supplied screws.
2.Fix the intersection bracket to the side of the Network Camera with two screws.
3.Feed the RJ45 cable through the front opening of the wall mount bracket. (If you want to
use external devices such as sensors and alarms, please refer to the assembling steps
on the next page.)
4.Push the spring mortise and hook the bracket onto the groove of the wall mount bracket.
5.Secure the two screws on the other side of the wall mount bracket.
6. Hang the wall mount bracket to the mounting plate.
7.Fix the wall mount bracket with the supplied screw.
8. Adjust the angle of the wall mount bracket to aim at the shooting area.
1
2
3
5
4
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8
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4. Cabling Assembly
Waterproof Connector
Components of the Waterproof
Connector
Screw Nut (A)
Seal (B)
Seals (C)
Housing (D)
IMPORTANT:
If you should need to open the front cover,
make sure you tighten it up later so that the
camera can be waterproof.
Sealing Nut (E)
Pin Definitions
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Pin number
1
Pin Definitions
1 AC 24V IN
2 AC 24V IN
3 DC12V+ IN
4 DC12V- IN
5 DI6 DI+
7 DO8 DO+
9 N/C
10 N/C
11 EXT_MIC
12 Audio Out
13 Audio GND
14 TV Out
15 GND
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Assembling Steps
1.Disassemble the components of the waterproof connector into part (A) ~ (E) as shown
above.
2.Open the rear cover of the Network Camera.
3.Remove the rubber stopper from the bottom of the Network Camera and secure the
screw nut (A) tightly.
4.You may choose to use AC24V or DC12V inputs as power source, please feed the
power lines through the wall mount bracket and the waterproof connector (E --> D -->
B --> A) as illustrated below. Pass power lines through the rubber seal (B) and then
connect the power lines to the terminal block.
5.If you have external devices such as sensors and alarms, feed the cables through the
wall mount bracket and the waterproof connector (E --> D --> B --> A) as the illustration
shown below. Then refer to the pin definition to connect them to the general I/O terminal
block. Note: The recommended cable gauge is 2.0 ~ 2.8 mm.
6.Push the seal (B) into the housing (D).
7.Insert the seals (C) into the empty holes on the seal (B) to avoid moisture.
8.Secure the sealing nut (E) tightly.
5
7
(A)
3
6
(B)
(D)
(C)
(B)
(D)
4
(E)
4
8
(E)
9-1
9. Open the aluminum foil vacuum bag
and take out the desiccant bag. Attach
the desiccant bag to the inner side of the
rear cover, to under the insulation pad,
and then tighten the rear cover. (Please
9-2
9-2
replace the desiccant bag with a new one
whenever you open the rear cover.)
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RJ45 Cable Connector
Components of the Waterproof
Connector
RJ45 Cable Dimension (unit: mm)
Sealing Nut (A)
Seal (B)
Screw Nut (C)
Housing (D)
Gasket (E)
Assembling Steps
1
Prepare an Ethernet
cable and strip part of the
sheath.
2
Insert the housing into
the screw nut.
(C)
3
(D)
Insert the seal into the
housing.
(B)
Recommended cable gauge:
O.D. 5.5~7
4
Insert the stripped Ethernet cable through the sealing nut and the housing.
5
Clamp the cable
with an RJ45 plug.
6
Push the RJ45 plug into
the housing, then secure
the sealing nut tightly.
(A)
7
Attach the gasket to the
front of the housing.
(E)
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Connect the Ethernet cable to the RJ45 cable and secure
the connectors tightly.
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5. Network Deployment
Power over Ethernet (PoE)
When using a PoE-enabled switch
The Network Camera is PoE-compliant, allowing transmission of power and data via a
single Ethernet cable. Follow the below illustration to connect the Network Camera to a
PoE-enabled switch via Ethernet cable.
PoE Switch
POWER
COLLISION
1
2
3
4
5
LINK
RECEIVE
PARTITION
When using a non-PoE switch
Use a PoE power injector (optional) to connect between the Network Camera and a
non-PoE switch.
PoE Power Injector
(optional)
Non-PoE Switch
POWER
COLLISION
1
2
3
4
5
LINK
RECEIVE
PARTITION
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Status LED
The LED indicates the status of the Network Camera.
Item LED status
Green and Red lit for once, and then turn steady red
1
Red LED off
2
Steady Red and Green blinking every 1 sec.
Steady Red and Green LED is off
Red blinking every 0.15 sec., and Green LED blinking
3
every 1 sec.
Red blinking every 0.15 sec. and Green LED blinking
4
every 0.15 sec.
Description
Power on and system booting
Power off
Network normal (heartbeat)
Network failed
Upgrading firmware
Restoring default
General I/O Terminal Block
This Network Camera provides a general I/O terminal block which is used to connect
external input / output devices. The pin definitions are described below. The 24V AC and
DC 12V can be used as an alternate power source.
NOTE:
• The max. load for power output pin 8, 12V DO, is
50mA.
• If using the DC 12V power source, the DO output
can be lowered to 11.2V.
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2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
AC 24V IN
AC 24V IN
DC12V+ IN
DC12V- IN
DIDI+
DODO+
N/C
N/C
EXT_MIC
Audio Out
Audio GND
TV Out
GND
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DI/DO Diagram
DIVDC
DO+
DI+
BJT transistor
Switch
DO-
External
power source
NO
AC
Source
NC
Relay
External
device
DIDO+
DI+
BJT transistor
VDC
Switch
AC
Source
DO-
NO
NC
Relay
External
device
1. The DO+ pin provides 12V output voltage, and the max. load is 50mA.
2.The max. voltage for DO- pins is 80VDC (External power).
In order to control AC devices, the above diagram can be taken in consideration. The diagram
uses a relay to control the ON/OFF condition of the AC device.
3.An external relay can be triggered by using DO+ or by an external power source, depending
on the type of relay you use.
4.In case of using an individual relay (instead of using a relay module), for protection against
voltage or current spikes, a transient voltage suppression diode must be connected in parallel
with the inductive load.
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Hardware Reset
Reset Button
The reset button is used to reset the system or restore the factory default settings.
Sometimes resetting the system can return the camera to normal operation. If the system
problems remain after reset, restore the factory settings and install again.
Reset: Press and release the recessed reset button with a straightened paper clip. Wait for
the Network Camera to reboot.
Restore: Press and hold the recessed reset button until the status LED rapidly blinks. Note
that all settings will be restored to factory default. Upon successful restore, the status LED
will blink green and red during normal operation.
Micro SD/SDHC/SDXC Card Capacity
This network camera is compliant with Micro SD/SDHC/SDXC 8GB, 16GB, or 64GB and
other preceding standard SD cards.
WARNING:
You will find a dessicant bag attached to the dome cover. Replace the dessicant bag
included in the camera with the one shipped within the accessory bag.
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Internet connection via a router
Before setting up the Network Camera over the Internet, make sure you have a router and follow
the steps below.
1. Connect your Network Camera behind a router, the Internet environment is illustrated below.
Regarding how to obtain your IP address, please refer to Software Installation on page 17 for
details.
IP address : 192.168.0.3
WAN (Wide Area Network )
Internet
Router IP address : from ISP
POWER
COLLISION
1
2
3
4
5
Subnet mask : 255.255.255.0
Default router : 192.168.0.1
LINK
RECEIVE
PARTITION
LAN (Local Area Network)
Router IP address : 192.168.0.1
Cable or DSL Modem
IP address : 192.168.0.2
Subnet mask : 255.255.255.0
Default router : 192.168.0.1
2. In this case, if the Local Area Network (LAN) IP address of your Network Camera is
192.168.0.3, please forward the following ports for the Network Camera on the router.
■ HTTP port: default is 80
■ RTSP port: default is 554
■ RTP port for audio: default is 5558
■ RTCP port for audio: default is 5559
■ RTP port for video: default is 5556
■ RTCP port for video: default is 5557
If you have changed the port numbers on the Network page, please open the ports
accordingly on your router. For information on how to forward ports on the router, please refer
to your router’s user’s manual.
3. Find out the public IP address of your router provided by your ISP (Internet Service Provider).
Use the public IP and the secondary HTTP port to access the Network Camera from the
Internet. Please refer to Network Type on page 63 for details.
For example, your router and IP settings may look like this:
Device
IP Address: internal
IP Address: External Port (Mapped port on the
port
router)
Public IP of router 122.146.57.120
LAN IP of router
192.168.2.1
Camera 1
192.168.2.10:80
122.146.57.120:8000
Camera 2
192.168.2.11:80
122.146.57.120:8001
...
...
...
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Configure the router, virtual server or firewall, so that the router can forward any data coming into a preconfigured port number to a network camera on the private network, and
allow data from the camera to be transmitted to the outside of the network over the same
path.
From
Forward to
122.146.57.120:8000 192.168.2.10:80
122.146.57.120:8001 192.168.2.11:80
...
...
When properly configured, you can access a camera behind the router using the HTTP
request as follows: http://122.146.57.120:8000
If you change the port numbers on the Network configuration page, please open the ports
accordingly on your router. For example, you can open a management session with your
router to configure access through the router to the camera within your local network.
Please consult your network administrator for router configuration if you have troubles with
the configuration.
For more information with network configuration options (such as that of streaming ports),
please refer to Configuration > Network Settings. VIVOTEK also provides the automatic
port forwarding feature as an NAT traversal function with the precondition that your router
must support the UPnP port forwarding feature.
Internet connection with static IP
Choose this connection type if you are required to use a static IP for the Network Camera.
Please refer to LAN setting on page 63 for details.
Internet connection via PPPoE (Point-to-Point over Ethernet)
Choose this connection type if you are connected to the Internet via a DSL Line. Please
refer to PPPoE on page 64 for details.
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Software Installation
Installation Wizard 2 (IW2), free-bundled software included on the product CD, helps you set up
your Network Camera on the LAN.
IW2
1. Install IW2 under the Software Utility directory from the software CD.
Double-click the IW2 shortcut on your desktop to launch the program.
Installation
Wizard 2
2. The program will conduct an analysis of your network environment.
After your network environment is analyzed, please click Next to continue the program.
3. The program will search for all VIVOTEK network devices on the same LAN.
4. After a brief search, the installer window will prompt. Click on the MAC and model name
that matches the one printed on the product label. You can then double-click on the address to
open a management session with the Network Camera.
Network Camera
Model No: IP8365EH
MAC:0002D1730202 R o HS
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1)This device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Pat. 6,930,709
Made in Taiwan
00-02-D1-73-02-02
192.168.5.151
IP8365EH
0002D1730202
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Ready to Use
1.A browser session with the Network Camera should prompt as shown below.
2.You should be able to see live video from your camera. You may also install the 32-channel
recording software from the software CD in a deployment consisting of multiple cameras. For
its installation details, please refer to its related documents.
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NOTE:
If you want to use the supplied sun shield for outdoor environments, please follow the
steps below to install:
1.Tighten the supplied two hex couplers.
2.Attach the supplied sun shield to the Network Camera and slide it to the desired position.
3.Fix the sun shield with the supplied two screws.
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3
Accessories
VIVOTEK also provides other accessories for versatile applications as the following
illustrations. Please visit VIVOTEK's official website for more purchase information.
Corner Mount Bracket
Pole Mount Bracket
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Accessing the Network Camera
This chapter explains how to access the Network Camera through web browsers, RTSP players,
3GPP-compatible mobile devices, and VIVOTEK recording software.
Using Web Browsers
Use Installation Wizard 2 (IW2) to access the Network Cameras on LAN.
If your network environment is not a LAN, follow these steps to access the Netwotk Camera:
1. Launch your web browser (ex. Microsoft® Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, or Google
Chrome).
2. Enter the IP address of the Network Camera in the address field. Press Enter.
3. The live video will be displayed in your web browser.
4. If it is the first time installing the VIVOTEK network camera, an information bar will pop up as
shown below. Follow the instructions to install the required plug-in on your computer.
NOTE:
► For Mozilla Firefox or Netscape users, your browser will use Quick Time to stream the live
video. If you don’t have Quick Time on your computer, please download it first, then launch
the web browser.
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► By default, the Network Camera is not password-protected. To prevent unauthorized access,
it is highly recommended to set a password for the Network Camera.
For more information about how to enable password protection, please refer to Security on
page 81.
► If you see a dialog box indicating that your security settings prohibit running ActiveX ®
Controls, please enable the ActiveX ® Controls for your browser.
1. Choose Tools > Internet Options > Security > Custom Level.
2. Look for Download signed ActiveX ® controls; select Enable or Prompt. Click OK.
3. Refresh your web browser, then install the ActiveX ® control. Follow the instructions to
complete installation.
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IMPORTANT:
1. Currently the Network Camera utilizes 32-bit ActiveX plugin. You CAN NOT open a
management/view session with the camera using a 64-bit IE browser.
2. If you encounter this problem, try execute the Iexplore.exe program from C:\Windows\
SysWOW64. A 32-bit version of IE browser will be installed.
3. On Windows 7, the 32-bit explorer browser can be accessed from here:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
NOTE:
1. For a megapixel camera, it is recommended to use monitors of the 24" size or larger,
and are capable of 1600x1200 or better resolutions.
2. Below are the defaults for Audio settings:
For cameras with built-in microphone: Not Muted.
For cameras without built-in microphone: Muted.
To receive audio input from external microphone, you may need to enable the audio
input from Media > Audio. Refer to page 62 for more information.
Tips:
• The onscreen Java control can malfunction under the following situations:
A PC connects to different cameras that are using the same IP address (or the same
camera running different firmware versions). Removing your browser cookies will solve
this problem.
• In the event of plug-in compatibility issues, you may try to uninstall the plug-in that was
previously installed.
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Using RTSP Players
To view the MPEG-4 streaming media using RTSP players, you can use one of the following
players that support RTSP streaming.
Quick Time Player
VLC Player
VLC media player
1. Launch the RTSP player.
mpegable
Player
2. Choose
File > Open
URL. A URL dialog box will pop up.
3. The address format is rtsp://<ip address>:<rtsp port>/<RTSP streaming access name for
pvPlayer
stream #1, #2, #3, or #4>
As most ISPs and players only allow RTSP streaming through port number 554, please set the
RTSP port to 554. For more information, please refer to RTSP Streaming on page 72.
For example:
rtsp://192.168.5.151:554/live.sdp
4. The live video will be displayed in your player.
For more information on how to configure the RTSP access name, please refer to RTSP
Streaming on page 72 for details.
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Using 3GPP-compatible Mobile Devices
To view the streaming media through 3GPP-compatible mobile devices, make sure the Network
Camera can be accessed over the Internet. For more information on how to set up the Network
Camera over the Internet, please refer to Setup the Network Camera over the Internet on page
15.
To utilize this feature, please check the following settings on your Network Camera:
1. Because most players on 3GPP mobile phones do not support RTSP authentication, make
sure the authentication mode of RTSP streaming is set to disable.
For more information, please refer to RTSP Streaming on page 72.
2. As the the bandwidth on 3G networks is limited, you will not be able to use a large video size.
Please set the video and audio streaming parameters as listed below.
For more information, please refer to Stream settings on page 58.
Video Mode
Frame size
Maximum frame rate
Intra frame period
Video quality (Constant bit rate)
Audio type (G.711)
H.264
176 x 144
5 fps
1S
40kbps
PCMU
3. As most ISPs and players only allow RTSP streaming through port number 554, please set
the RTSP port to 554. For more information, please refer to RTSP Streaming on page 72.
4. Launch the player on the 3GPP-compatible mobile devices (e.g., VLC Player).
5. Type the following URL commands into the player.
The address format is rtsp://<public ip address of your camera>:<rtsp port>/<RTSP streaming
access name for stream # with small frame size and frame rate>.
For example:
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Using VIVOTEK Recording Software
The product software CD also contains an ST-7501 recording software, allowing simultaneous
monitoring and video recording for multiple Network Cameras. Please install the recording
software; then launch the program to add the Network Camera to the Channel list. For detailed
information about how to use the recording software, please refer to the user’s manual of the
software or download it from http://www.vivotek.com.
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Main Page
This chapter explains the layout of the main page. It is composed of the following sections:
VIVOTEK INC. Logo, Host Name, Camera Control Area, Configuration Area, Menu, and Live
Video Window.
VIVOTEK INC.
Logo
Resize Buttons
Host Name
Configuration
Area
Camera Control
Area
Live View Window
Hide Button
VIVOTEK INC. Logo
Click this logo to visit the VIVOTEK website.
Host Name
The host name can be customized to fit your needs. For more information, please refer to System on page 36.
Camera Control Area
Video Stream: This Network Camera supports multiple streams (stream #1 and #2) simultaneously. You
can select either one for live viewing. For more information about multiple streams, please refer to page
58 for detailed information.
Manual Trigger: Click to enable/disable an event trigger manually. Please configure an event setting
on Application page before enable this function. A total of 3 event settings can be configured. For more
information about event setting, please refer to page 97. If you want to hide this item on the homepage,
please go to Configuration> System > Homepage Layout > General settings > Customized button
to deselect “show manual trigger button”.
Digital Output: Click to turn the digital output device on or off.
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Global View: Click on this item to display the Global View window. The Global View window contains a
full view image (the largest frame size of the captured video) and a floating frame (the viewing region of
the current video stream). The floating frame allows users to control the e-PTZ function (Electronic Pan/
Tilt/Zoom). For more information about e-PTZ operation, please refer to E-PTZ Operation on page 94.
For more information about how to set up the viewing region of the current video stream, please refer to
page 60.
The viewing region of
the current video
stream
The largest frame size
PTZ Panel: This Network Camera supports both “digital“ (e-PTZ) and “mechanical“ pan/tilt/zoom control.
Please refer to PTZ settiings on page 94 for detailed information.
Configuration Area
Client Settings: Click this button to access the client setting page. For more information, please refer to
Client Settings on page 31.
Configuration: Click this button to access the configuration page of the Network Camera. It is suggested
that a password be applied to the Network Camera so that only the administrator can configure the
Network Camera. For more information, please refer to Configuration on page 35.
Language: Click this button to choose a language for the user interface. Language options are available
in: English, Deutsch, Español, Français, Italiano, 日本語, Português, 簡体中文, and 繁體中文. Please
note that you can also change a language on the Configuration page; please refer to page 35.
Hide Button
You can click the hide button to hide the control panel or display the control panel.
Resize Buttons
:
Click the Auto button, the video cell will resize automatically to fit the monitor.
Click 100% is to display the original homepage size.
Click 50% is to resize the homepage to 50% of its original size.
Click 25% is to resize the homepage to 25% of its original size.
Live Video Window
■ The following window is displayed when the video mode is set to H.264 / MPEG-4:
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H.264 / MPEG-4 Protocol and Media Options
Video Title
Title and Time
Zoom Indicator
Video (TPC-AV)
2013/10/25 17:08:56
Time
Video 17:08:56 2013/10/25
x4.0
Video and Audio Control Buttons
Video Title: The video title can be configured. For more information, please refer to Video Settings on
page 48.
H.264 / MPEG-4 Protocol and Media Options: The transmission protocol and media options for H.264 /
MPEG-4 video streaming. For further configuration, please refer to Client Settings on page 31.
Time: Display the current time. For further configuration, please refer to Media > Image > Genral settings
on page 48.
Title and Time: The video title and time can be stamped on the streaming video. For further configuration,
please refer to Media > Image > General settings on page 48.
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Video and Audio Control Buttons: Depending on the Network Camera model and Network Camera
configuration, some buttons may not be available.
Snapshot: Click this button to capture and save still images. The captured images will be displayed
in a pop-up window. Right-click the image and choose Save Picture As to save it in JPEG (*.jpg) or BMP
(*.bmp) format.
Digital Zoom: Click and uncheck “Disable digital zoom” to enable the zoom operation. The navigation
screen indicates the part of the image being magnified. To control the zoom level, drag the slider bar. To
move to a different area you want to magnify, drag the navigation screen.
Pause: Pause the transmission of the streaming media. The button becomes the
after clicking the Pause button.
Stop: Stop the transmission of the streaming media. Click the
transmission.
Resume button
Resume button to continue
Start MP4 Recording: Click this button to record video clips in MP4 file format to your computer.
Stop MP4 Recording button to end recording. When you exit the web browser, video
Press the
recording stops accordingly. To specify the storage destination and file name, please refer to MP4 Saving
Options on page 32 for details.
Volume: When the
local computer.
Mute function is not activated, move the slider bar to adjust the volume on the
Mute: Turn off the volume on the local computer. The button becomes the
clicking the Mute button.
Audio On button after
Talk: Click this button to talk to people around the Network Camera. Audio will project from
again to end talking
the external speaker connected to the Network Camera. Click this button
transmission.
Mic Volume: When the
Mute function is not activated, move the slider bar to adjust the
microphone volume on the local computer.
Mute: Turn off the
Mic volume on the local computer. The button becomes the
after clicking the Mute button.
Mic On button
Full Screen: Click this button to switch to full screen mode. Press the “Esc” key to switch back to normal
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■ The following window is displayed when the video mode is set to MJPEG:
Video Title
Title and Time
Video (HTTP-V)
2013/10/25 17:08:56
Time
Video 17:08:56 2013/10/25
Video Control Buttons
Video Title: The video title can be configured. For more information, please refer to Media > Image on
page 48.
Time: Display the current time. For more information, please refer to Media > Image on page 48.
Title and Time: Video title and time can be stamped on the streaming video. For more information, please
refer to Media > Image on page 48.
Video and Audio Control Buttons: Depending on the Network Camera model and Network Camera
configuration, some buttons may not be available.
Snapshot: Click this button to capture and save still images. The captured images will be displayed
in a pop-up window. Right-click the image and choose Save Picture As to save it in JPEG (*.jpg) or BMP
(*.bmp) format.
Digital Zoom: Click and uncheck “Disable digital zoom” to enable the zoom operation. The navigation
screen indicates the part of the image being magnified. To control the zoom level, drag the slider bar. To
move to a different area you want to magnify, drag the navigation screen.
Start MP4 Recording: Click this button to record video clips in MP4 file format to your computer.
Stop MP4 Recording button to end recording. When you exit the web browser, video
Press the
recording stops accordingly. To specify the storage destination and file name, please refer to MP4 Saving
Options on page 32 for details.
Full Screen: Click this button to switch to full screen mode. Press the “Esc” key to switch back to normal
mode.
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Client Settings
This chapter explains how to select the stream transmission mode and saving options on the
local computer. When completed with the settings on this page, click Save on the page bottom
to enable the settings.
H.264 Media Options
H.264 Media Options
Select to stream video or audio data or both. This is enabled only when the video mode is set to H.264 or
MPEG-4.
H.264 Protocol Options
H.264 Protocol Options
Depending on your network environment, there are four transmission modes of H.264 or MPEG-4
streaming:
UDP unicast: This protocol allows for more real-time audio and video streams. However, network
packets may be lost due to network burst traffic and images may be broken. Activate UDP connection
when occasions require time-sensitive responses and the video quality is less important. Note that each
unicast client connecting to the server takes up additional bandwidth and the Network Camera allows up
to ten simultaneous accesses.
UDP multicast: This protocol allows multicast-enabled routers to forward network packets to all clients
requesting streaming media. This helps to reduce the network transmission load of the Network Camera
while serving multiple clients at the same time. Note that to utilize this feature, the Network Camera must
be configured to enable multicast streaming at the same time. For more information, please refer to
RTSP Streaming on page 72.
TCP: This protocol guarantees the complete delivery of streaming data and thus provides better video
quality. The downside of this protocol is that its real-time effect is not as good as that of the UDP protocol.
HTTP: This protocol allows the same quality as TCP protocol without needing to open specific ports for
streaming under some network environments. Users inside a firewall can utilize this protocol to allow
streaming data through.
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Two way audio
Half duplex: Audio is transmitted from one direction at a time, e.g., from a PC holding a web console with
the camera.
Full duplex: Audio is transmitted in both directions simultaneously.
MP4 Saving Options
Users can record live video as they are watching it by clicking
page. Here, you can specify the storage destination and file name.
Start MP4 Recording on the main
Folder: Specify a storage destination for the recorded video files.
File name prefix: Enter the text that will be appended to the front of the video file name.
Add date and time suffix to the file name: Select this option to append the date and time to the end of the
file name.
CLIP_20110628-180853
File name prefix Date and time suffix
The format is: YYYYMMDD_HHMMSS
Local Streaming Buffer Time
In a busy network, fluctuations in available bandwidth can occur. Video streaming may lag and may
not proceed very smoothly. If you enable this option, video streams from the camera will be temporarily
stored on the computer’s cache memory for a configurable period of time (seconds or milliseconds)
before being played on a web session. This will help you see the streaming more smoothly. If you enter
3000 Millisecond, the streaming will delay for 3 seconds.
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Joystick Settings
Enable Joystick
Connect to the USB plug of the joystick to a USB port on your management computer. Supported
by the plug-in in the main page (Microsoft’s DirectX), once the plug-in in the main page is loaded, it
will automatically detect if there is any joystick on the computer. The joystick should work properly
without installing any other driver or software.
Then you can begin to configure the joystick settings of connected devices. Please follow the
instructions below to enable joystick settings.
1. Right-click on a live view window. Select Joystick Settings. If your joystick is working properly, it
will be displayed on the drop-down list.
2. Select the joystick you want to configure. Check Enable Joystick, then click Configure Buttons
to open Buttons configuration window.
NOTE:
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•
•
If you want to assign Preset actions to your joystick, the preset locations should be configured in
advance in the Configuration > PTZ page.
If your joystick is not working properly, it may need to be calibrated. Click the Calibrate button
to open the Game Controllers window located in Microsoft Windows control panel and follow the
instructions for trouble shooting.
The joystick will appear in the Game Controllers list in the Windows Control panel. If you want to
check out for your devices, go to the following page: Start -> Control Panel -> Game Controllers.
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Buttons Configuration
Click the Configure Buttons button, a window will prompt as shown below. Please follow the steps
below to configure your joystick buttons:
1. Select a button number from the Button # pull-down menu.
Tips
If you are not sure of the locations of each
button, use the Properties window in the Game
Controllers utility.
2. Select a corresponding action, such as Patrol or Preset#.
3. Click the Assign button to assign an action to
the button. You can delete an association by
selecting a button number, and then click the
Delete button.
Repeat the process until you are done with the
configuration of all preferred actions.
The buttons you define should appear on the
button list accordingly.
4. Please remember to click the Save button
on the Client settings page to preserver your
settings.
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Configuration
Click Configuration on the main page to enter the camera setting pages. Note that only
Administrators can access the configuration page.
VIVOTEK offers an easy-to-use user interface that helps you set up your network camera with
minimal effort.
In order to simplify the user interface, the detailed information will be hidden unless you click on
the function item. When you click on the first sub-item, the detailed information for the first subitem will be displayed; when you click on the second sub-item, the detailed information for the
second sub-item will be displayed and that of the first sub-item will be hidden.
The following is the main page interface:
Navigation Area
Configuration List
Firmware Version
Each function on the configuration list will be explained in the following sections.
Navigation Area provides an instant switch among Home page (the monitoring page for live viewing),
Client settings, Configuration page, and multi-language selection.
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System > General settings
This section explains how to configure the basic settings for the Network Camera, such as the
host name and system time. It is composed of the following two columns: System, and System
Time. When finished with the settings on this page, click Save at the bottom of the page to
enable the settings.
System
Host name: Enter a desired name for the Network Camera. The text will be displayed at the top of the
main page, and also on the view cell of ST-7501 and VAST management software.
Turn off the LED indicators: If you do not want others to notice the network camera is in operation, you
can select this option to turn off the LED indicators.
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System time
Keep current date and time: Select this option to preserve the current date and time of the Network
Camera. The Network Camera’s internal real-time clock maintains the date and time even when the
power of the system is turned off.
Synchronize with computer time: Select this option to synchronize the date and time of the Network
Camera with the local computer. The read-only date and time of the PC is displayed as updated.
Manual: The administrator can enter the date and time manually. Note that the date and time format are
[yyyy/mm/dd] and [hh:mm:ss].
Automatic: The Network Time Protocol is a protocol which synchronizes computer clocks by periodically
querying an NTP Server.
NTP server: Assign the IP address or domain name of the time-server. Leaving the text box blank
connects the Network Camera to the default time servers.
Update interval: Select to update the time using the NTP server on an hourly, daily, weekly, or monthly
basis.
Time zone : Select the appropriate time zone from the list. If you want to upload Daylight Savings Time
rules, please refer to System > Maintenance > Import/ Export files on page 45 for details.
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System > Homepage layout
This section explains how to set up your own customized homepage layout.
General settings
This column shows the settings of your hompage layout. You can manually select the background and
font colors in Theme Options (the second tab on this page). The settings will be displayed automatically
in this Preview field. The following shows the homepage using the default settings:
■ Hide Powered by VIVOTEK: If you check this item, it will be removed from the homepage.
Logo graph
Here you can change the logo at the top of your homepage.
Follow the steps below to upload a new logo:
1. Click Custom and the Browse field will appear.
2. Select a logo from your files.
3. Click Upload to replace the existing logo with a new one.
4. Enter a website link if necessary.
5. Click Save to enable the settings.
Customized button
If you want to hide manual trigger buttons on the homepage, please uncheck this item. This item is
checked by default.
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Theme Options
Here you can change the color of your homepage layout. There are three types of preset patterns for you
to choose from. The new layout will simultaneously appear in the Preview filed. Click Save to enable the
settings.
Font Color of the
Video Title
Font Color
Background Color of the
Control Area
Font Color of
the Configuration Area
Background Color of the
Configuration Area
Background Color of
the Video Area
Frame Color
Preset patterns
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■ Follow the steps below to set up the customed homepage:
1. Click Custom on the left column.
2. Click the field where you want to change the color on the right column.
Color Selector
Custom
Pattern
3. The palette window will pop up as shown below.
2
3
1
4
4. Drag the slider bar and click on the left square to select a desired color.
5. The selected color will be displayed in the corresponding fields and in the Preview column.
6. Click Save to enable the settings.
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System > Logs
This section explains how to configure the Network Camera to send the system log to a remote
server as backup.
Log server settings
Follow the steps below to set up the remote log:
1. Select Enable remote log.
2. In the IP address text box, enter the IP address of the remote server.
2. In the port text box, enter the port number of the remote server.
3. When completed, click Save to enable the setting.
You can configure the Network Camera to send the system log file to a remote server as a log backup.
Before utilizing this feature, it is suggested that the user install a log-recording tool to receive system log
messages from the Network Camera. An example is Kiwi Syslog Daemon. Visit http://www.kiwisyslog.
com/kiwi-syslog-daemon-overview/.
System log
This column displays the system log in a chronological order. The system log is stored in the Network
Camera’s buffer area and will be overwritten when reaching a certain limit.
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You can install the included ST7501 recording software, which provides an Event
Management function group for delivering event messages via emails, GSM short
messages, onscreen event panel, or to trigger an alarm, etc. For more information, refer to
the ST7501 User Manual.
VIVOTEK Network Cameras
Internet
3G Cell phone
HTTP
Cell phone
Short message
GSM
Modem
PC with
ST7501 Recording Software
Digital output
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Access log
Access log displays the access time and IP address of all viewers (including operators and
administrators) in a chronological order. The access log is stored in the Network Camera’s buffer
area and will be overwritten when reaching a certain limit.
System > Parameters
The View Parameters page lists the entire system’s parameters. If you need technical
assistance, please provide the information listed on this page.
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System > Maintenance
This chapter explains how to restore the Network Camera to factory default, upgrade firmware
version, etc.
General settings > Upgrade firmware
This feature allows you to upgrade the firmware of your Network Camera. It takes a few minutes to
complete the process.
Note: Do not power off the Network Camera during the upgrade!
Follow the steps below to upgrade the firmware:
1. Download the latest firmware file from the VIVOTEK website. The file is in .pkg file format.
2. Click Browse… and specify the firmware file.
3. Click Upgrade. The Network Camera starts to upgrade and will reboot automatically when the upgrade
completes.
If the upgrade is successful, you will see “Reboot system now!! This connection will close”. After that, reaccess the Network Camera.
The following message is displayed when the upgrade has succeeded.
Reboot system now!!
This connection will close.
The following message is displayed when you have selected an incorrect firmware file.
Starting firmware upgrade...
Do not power down the server during the upgrade.
The server will restart automatically after the upgrade is
completed.
This will take about 1 - 5 minutes.
Wrong PKG file format
Unpack fail
General settings > Reboot
This feature allows you to reboot the Network Camera, which takes about one minute to complete. When
completed, the live video page will be displayed in your browser. The following message will be displayed
during the reboot process.
If the connection fails after rebooting, manually enter the IP address of the Network Camera in the
address field to resume the connection.
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General settings > Restore
This feature allows you to restore the Network Camera to factory default settings.
Network: Select this option to retain the Network Type settings (please refer to Network Type on page
63).
Daylight Saving Time: Select this option to retain the Daylight Saving Time settings (please refer to
Import/Export files below on this page).
Custom Language: Select this option to retain the Custom Language settings.
VADP: Retain the VADP modules (3rd-party software stored on the SD card) and related settings.
If none of the options is selected, all settings will be restored to factory default. The following message is
displayed during the restoring process.
Import/Export files
This feature allows you to Export / Update daylight saving time rules, custom language file, configuration
file, and server status report.
Export daylight saving time configuration file: Click to set the start and end time of DST (Daylight Saving).
Follow the steps below to export:
1. In the Export files column, click Export to export the daylight saving time configuration file from the
Network Camera.
2. A file download dialog will pop up as shown below. Click Open to review the XML file or click Save to
store the file for editing.
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3. Open the file with Microsoft® Notepad and locate your time zone; set the start and end time of DST.
When completed, save the file.
In the example below, DST begins each year at 2:00 a.m. on the second Sunday in March and ends at
2:00 a.m. on the first Sunday in November.
Update daylight saving time rules: Click Browse… and specify the XML file to update.
If the incorrect date and time are assigned, you will see the following warning message when uploading
the file to the Network Camera.
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The following message is displayed when attempting to upload an incorrect file format.
Export language file: Click to export language strings. VIVOTEK provides nine languages: English,
Deutsch, Español, Français, Italiano, 日本語, Português, 簡体中文, and 繁體中文.
Update custom language file: Click Browse… and specify your own custom language file to upload.
Export configuration file: Click to export all parameters for the device and user-defined scripts.
Update configuration file: Click Browse… to update a configuration file. Please note that the model and
firmware version of the device should be the same as the configuration file. If you have set up a fixed IP
or other special settings for your device, it is not suggested to update a configuration file.
Export server staus report: Click to export the current server status report, such as time, logs,
parameters, process status, memory status, file system status, network status, kernel message ... and so
on.
Tips:
•
If a firmware upgrade is accidentally disrupted, say, by a power outage, you still have a last resort
method to restore normal operation. See the following for how to bring the camera back to work:
Applicable scenario:
(1) Power disconnected during firmware upgrade.
(2) Unknown reason causing abnormal LED status, and a Restore cannot recover normal working
condition.
You can use the following methods to activate the camera with its backup firmware:
(1) Press and hold down the reset button for at least one minute.
(2) Power on the camera until the Red LED blinks rapidly.
(3) After boot up, the firmware should return to the previous version before the camera hanged. (The
procedure should take 5 to 10 minutes, longer than the normal boot-up process). When tthis
process is completed, the LED status should return to normal.
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Media > Image
This section explains how to configure the image settings of the Network Camera. It is
composed of the following five columns: General settings, Image settings, Exposure,
Focus, and Privacy mask.
General settings
Video title
Show_timestamp_and video_title_in_video_and_snapshots: Enter a name that will be displayed on
the title bar of the live video as shown below.
Video Title
Title and Time
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Position of timestamp and video title on image: Select to display time stamp and video title on the
top or at the bottom of the video stream.
Timestamp and video title font size: Select the font size for the time stamp and title.
Color: Select to display color or black/white video streams.
Position of timestamp and video title on image: Select to display time stamp and video title on the
top or at the bottom of the video stream.
Timestamp and video title font size: Select the font size for the time stamp and title.
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Power line frequency: Set the power line frequency consistent with local utility settings to eliminate
image flickering associated with fluorescent lights. Note that after the power line frequency is
changed, you must disconnect and reconnect the power cord of the Network Camera in order for
the new setting to take effect.
Video orientation: Flip - vertically reflect the display of the live video; Mirror - horizontally reflect the
display of the live video. Select both options if the Network Camera is installed upside-down (e.g.,
on the ceiling) to correct the image orientation. Please note that if you have preset locations, those
locations will be cleared after flip/mirror setting.
Day/Night Settings
Switch to B/W in night mode
Select this to enable the Network Camera to automatically switch to Black/White during night
mode.
Turn on external IR illuminator in night mode
Select this to turn on the external IR illuminators when the camera detects low light condition and
enters the night mode. This can be done by connecting a pair of DO signals to external IR device,
and configuring a DO triggering event via the event setting.
Turn on built-in IR illuminator in night mode
Select this to turn on the built-in IR illuminators (effective range up to 15 meters) when the camera
detects low light condition and enters the night mode.
IR cut filter
With a removable IR-cut filter, this Network Camera can automatically remove the filter to allow IR
light enter the sensor during low light conditions.
■ Auto mode
The Network Camera automatically removes the filter by judging the level of ambient light.
■ Day mode
In day mode, the Network Camera switches on the IR cut filter at all times to block infrared light
from reaching the sensor so that the colors will not be distorted.
■ Night mode
In night mode, the Network Camera switches off the IR cut filter at all times for the sensor to
accept infrared light, thus helping to improve low light sensitivity.
■ Synchronize with digital input
The Network Camera automatically removes the IR cut filter when a Digital Input is triggerred.
This applies when the camera is installed into a housing that provides its own IR lights and
sensor.
■ Schedule mode
The Network Camera switches between day mode and night mode based on a specified
schedule. Enter the start and end time for day mode. Note that the time format is [hh:mm] and is
expressed in 24-hour clock time. By default, the start and end time of day mode are set to 07:00
and 18:00.
Light sensor sensitivity
Select Low, Normal, or High sensitivity for the light sensor.
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Image settings
On this page, you can tune the White balance and Image adjustment.
Sensor Setting 1:
For normal situations
Sensor Setting 2:
For special situations
White balance: Adjust the value for the best color temperature.
■ You may follow the steps below to adjust the white balance to the best color temperature.
1. Place a sheet of paper of white or cooler-color temperature color, such as blue, in front of the
lens, then allow the Network Camera to automatically adjust the color temperature.
2. Click the On button to Fix current value and confirm the setting while the white balance is being
measured.
■ In the manual mode, you can manually tune the color temperature by pulling the RGain and
BGain slide bars.
Image Adjustment
■ Brightness: Adjust the image brightness level, which ranges from 0% to 100%.
■ Contrast: Adjust the image contrast level, which ranges from 0% to 100%.
■ Saturation: Adjust the image saturation level, which ranges from 0% to 100%.
■ Sharpness: Adjust the image sharpness level, which ranges from 0% to 100%.
■ Gamma curve: Default is Auto. Yu can also adjust the image sharpness level, which ranges from
0 to 0.45. You may let firmware Optimize your display or select a value to change the preferred
level of Gamma correction towards higher contrast or towards the higher luminance for detailed
expression for both dark and lighted areas of an image.
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Enable 3D Noise reduction
■ Check to enable noise reduction in order to reduce noises and flickers in image. This applies
to the onboard 3D Noise Reduction feature. Use the pull-down menu to adjust the reduction
strength. Note that applying this function to the video channel will consume system computing
power.
3D Noise Reduction is mostly applied in low-light conditions. When enabled in a low-light
condition with fast moving objects, trails of after-images may occur. You may then select a lower
strength level or disable the function.
Electronic image stabilizer
Select the checkbox to enable the Electronic image stabilization (EIS) function.
Note that the Preview button has been cancelled, all changes made to image settings is directly
shown on screen. You can click Restore to recall the original settings without incorporating the
changes. When completed with the settings on this page, click Save to enable the setting. You can
also click on Profile to adjust all settings above in a pop-up window for special lighting conditions.
Activated period: Select the mode this profile will apply to: Day mode, Night mode, or Schedule
mode. Please manually enter a range of time if you choose Schedule mode. Then check Save to
take effect.
Exposure
On this page, you can set the Measurement window, Exposure level, and Exposure mode. Detailed
configurations will be automatically adjusted since the sensor library will automatically adjust the
value according to the ambient light.
Measurement Window: This function allows users to set measurement window(s) for low light
compensation.
■ Full view: Calculate the full range of view and offer appropriate light compesation.
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IMPORTANT:
1. When the WDR Pro function is enabled, you cannot enter the Exposure > Manual mode
window to configure a measurement window.
2. When in the Exposure > Manual setting page, you can configure up to 10 Inclusive
measurement windows. There are no Exclusive measurement windows.
3. When the WDR Pro function is enabled or disabled, the configuration live view will be
temporarily disabled for 8 to 10 seconds.
4. If you have different WDR settings in the normal and Profile settings, live view will also be
temporarily disabled.
5. Trails of after images may occur when large, fast-moving objects appear in the FOV, and
when the WDR Pro is enabled.
6. When the Electronic image stabilizer is enabled, the live view on the main page will zoom
in slightly to a 1.1 ratio.
■ Custom: This option allows you to manually add a specific window as a measuring area. The
measuring window refers to “weighted window“ where the lighting condition within the particular
area is taken into account. Camera firmware then adopts the weighted averages method to
calculate the value. You can create up to 10 inclusive windows.
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Window
■ BLC: When selected, a BLC window will appear on screen meaning that the center of the scene
will be taken as a weighed area. This option enables light compensation for images that are too
dark or too bright to recognize; for example, for the dark side of objects that is posed against
bright sunlight.
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Exposure control:
■ Exposure level: You can manually set the Exposure level, which ranges from -2.0 to +2.0 (dark
to bright). You can click and drag the pointers on the Exposure time and Gain control slide
bars to specify a range of shutter time and Gain control values within which the camera can
automatically tune to an optimal imaging result. You may prefer a shorter shutter time to better
capture moving objects, while a faster shutter reduces light and needs to be compensated by
electrical brightness gains.
■ Exposure mode:
Auto: If you set Exposure mode as Auto, the Exposure time and Gain control will not be
configurable since the sensor library will automatically adjust the value according to the ambient
light. Then you can set iris mode as “indoor” or “outdoor” to reach the best image quality.
■ Iris mode: Select Indoor or Outdoor iris mode to adapt to the installation. The preset iris
aperture setting will apply.
Manual: (Note that some of the Manual options will be disabled when WDR Pro is
enabled!)
■ Iris Adjustment (available in the Manual mode): The camera comes with a P-iris lens, which
controls the iris opening with extreme precision by its built-in stepping motor. Via software
controls, the lens maintains the iris opening at an optimal level at all times, resulting in superior
sharpness and depth of field as well as image quality.
You can manually tune the value of iris opening (aperture size), which can range from 0
(Close. smallest aperture size) to 100 (Open, largest aperture size).
Once set, the iris will stay at current position as long as the lighting condition allows. When
external lighting conditions exceed an acceptable range, the P-iris mechanism adjusts itself.
■ Exposure Time: The configurable max. exposure time is tunable according to lighting conditions
with values ranging from 1/10000 to 1/5 of a second.
■ Gain Control: Tune the slider bar to set the Gain Control to the best image quality. Higher gain
control value will generate a certain amount of noises.
You can click Restore to recall the original settings without incorporating the changes. When
completed with the settings on this page, click Save to enable the settings.
■ WDR Pro : When enabled, you can select the strength of the WDR function. The Low, Medium,
High options correspond to the level of contrast between the overly-lit area and the shaded areas.
For example, the High option applies to a high contrast scenario. Note that when the exposure
time is set to longer than 1/60 second, the WDR function will be disabled.
The Sensitivity option applies to the response speed to the change in bright-to-dark lighting
contrast.
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If you want to configure another sensor setting for day/night/schedule mode, please click Profile to
open the Profile of exposure settings page as shown below.
Activated period: Select the mode this profile to apply to the Schedule mode. Please manually enter
a range of time if you choose Schedule mode. Then check Save to take effect.
Please follow the steps below to setup a profile:
1. Check Enable this profile.
2. Select the applied mode: Day mode, Night mode,
or Schedule mode. Please manually enter a range
of time if you choose the Schedule mode.
3. Configure Exposure control settings in the folowing
columns. Please refer to previous dicussions for
detailed information.
4. Click Save to enable the setting and click Close to
exit the page.
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Focus
Focus, also known as Remote Focus, is applicable to Network Cameras that are equipped
with stepping motor lens. The automated focus adjustment function eliminates the needs
to physically adjust camera focus. In an outdoor deployment consisting of a large number
of cameras, the auto focus function can be very helpful when these cameras become out
of focus after days or weeks of operation. And that can easily result from the effects of
natural forces, e.g., shrink and expand due to a wide range of operating temperatures and
the vibration caused by wind.
Below is the procedure to perform the
automated Zoom and Focus function:
.
1. Use the Zoom slide bar to find an
optimal view of the area of interest
where you want to adjust its focus. Click
and drag the double-triangle pointer
to rapidly adjust the zoom ratio. The
Focus pointer moves with the Zoom
pointer correspondingly.
2. Select from the bottom of the screen
whether you want to perform focus
adjustment on the Full view or within a
Custom focus window. You can create
a custom window and click and drag
the window to a desired position on
screen.
3. Click to select the Full-range scan and/or the Fully-open iris checkboxes. When
selected, a full-range scan through the camera's entire focal length can take about 30
to 80 seconds. If not, the auto focus scan will only go through the length where optimal
focus may occur, and that takes about 15 to 20 seconds. In theory, best results of
the auto scan can be acquired when the camera's iris is fully open. The iris fully open
checkbox is selected by default.
4. Click on the Perform auto focus button, and wait for the scan to complete.
5. After a short while, the clearest image obtained should be displayed and the optimal
focus range achieved. Use the arrow marks on the sides to fine-tune the focus if you are
not satisfied with the results.
The methodology of using the Resize Buttons at the upper left corner of the streaming
window is the same as that on the home page.
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Auto Focus:
Click the Perform auto focus button for the camera to automatically find the best focus. The
process takes about 20 seconds to complete. The Focus pointer will stay at the optimal location
on the slide bar.
You may still need to use the arrow marks to fine-tune the focus depending on the live image on
your screen. “>” means moving from wide to tele end; and “<” tele to wide.
■ Full-range scan: If selected, the auto focus scan will be performed throughout the complete
range of focus. The full-range scan takes a longer time to complete. A full-range scan usually
takes approximately 3 minutes or longer.
■ Fully-open Iris: By default, this checkbox is selected for performing an auto scan and should
provide an optimal scan result.
Focus window:
By default, the optimal focus is found on a full view window. You may designate a custom window
within your current field of view to acquire the best focus out of it. However, you can not place a
focus window on a distant background, e.g., a hall way that stretches away for 3 meters or farther.
Doing so you will not benefit from the Focus window function.
■ Full view: The focus tuning takes place by referring to the full view.
■ Custom: You can create a focus window and drag it to a place of interest in your view window.
Note that it is recommended to use this function only when you have a solid object in your view
window that is showing a consistent color or texture. This function will not take effect if you set
the focus window on a distant background.
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Privacy mask
Click Privacy Mask to open the settings page. On this page, you can block out sensitive zones to
address privacy concerns.
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■ To set the privacy mask windows, follow the steps below:
1. Click New to add a new window.
2. You can use the mouse cursor to size and drag-drop the window, which is recommended to be
at least twice the size of the object (height and width) you want to cover.
3. Enter a Window Name and click Save to enable the setting.
4. Click on the Enable privacy mask checkbox to enable this function.
NOTE:
► Up to 5 privacy mask windows can be set up on the same screen.
► If you want to delete the privacy mask window, please click the ‘x’ on the upper right corner of
the window.
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Media > Video
Stream settings
This Network Camera supports multiple streams with frame sizes ranging from
176 x 144 to 1280 x 1024 (IP8355EH)
- or 176 x 144 to 1920 x1080 (IP8365EH).
The definition of multiple streams:
■ Stream 1: The default frame size for Stream 1 is set to the 1280 x 1024 at 30fps.
■ Stream 2: The default frame size for Stream 2 is set to the 640 x 480 at 15fps.
IMPORTANT:
1. When selecting a different resolution for a video stream, a smaller resolution with a
different aspect ratio will be proportionally generated from the original field of view.
However, some resolutions, e.g., the 1280x720, has an aspect ratio of 16:9; which is
different from the default 5:4 ratio. To maintain the aspect ratio in the display, some areas
on the sides of the field of view will be left out.
2. The Customized frame rate number is not configurable.
3. If manually configuring the Fixed quality value for a video stream using the Customized
method, the lowest quality number is 10.
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Click the stream item to display the detailed information. The maximum frame size will follow your
settings in the above Viewing Window sections.
This Network Camera offers real-time H.264 and MJPEG compression standards (Dual Codec) for
real-time viewing. If the H.264 mode is selected, the video is streamed via RTSP protocol. There
are several parameters through which you can adjust the video performance:
■ Frame size
You can set up different video resolutions for different viewing devices. For example, set a
smaller frame size and lower bit rate for remote viewing on mobile phones and a larger video
size and a higher bit rate for live viewing on web browsers. Note that a larger frame size takes
up more network bandwidth.
■ Maximum frame rate
This limits the maximum refresh frame rate per second. Set the frame rate higher for smoother
video quality and for recognizing moving objects in the field of view.
If the power line frequency is set to 50Hz, the frame rates are selectable at 1fps, 2fps, 3fps, 5fps,
8fps, 10fps, 15fps, 20fps, and 25fps. If the power line frequency is set to 60Hz, the frame rates
are selectable at 1fps, 2fps, 3fps, 5fps, 8fps, 10fps, 15fps, 20fps, 25fps, and 30fps.
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■ Intra frame period
Determine how often for firmware to plant an I frame. The shorter the duration, the more likely
you will get better video quality, but at the cost of higher network bandwidth consumption. Select
the intra frame period from the following durations: 1/4 second, 1/2 second, 1 second, 2 seconds,
3 seconds, and 4 seconds.
■ Video quality
• Constant bit rate: A complex scene generally produces a larger file size, meaning that
higher bandwidth will be needed for data transmission. The bandwidth utilization is
configurable to match a selected level, resulting in mutable video quality performance.
The bit rates are selectable at the following rates: 20Kbps, 30Kbps, 40Kbps, 50Kbps,
64Kbps, 128Kbps, 256Kbps, 512Kbps, 768Kbps, 1Mbps, 2Mbps, 3Mbps, 4Mbps, 6Mbps,
and 8Mbps. You can also select Customize and manually enter a value.
- Target bit rate: select a bit rate from the pull-down menu. The bit rate ranges from
20kbps to a maximum of 8Mbps. The bit rate then becomes the Average or Upper
bound bit rate number. The Network Camera will strive to deliver video streams
around or within the bit rate limitation you impose.
- Policy: If Frame rate priority is selected, the Network Camera will try to maintain the
frame rate per second performance, while the image quality will be compromised. If
Image quality priority is selected, the Network Camera may drop some video frames
in order to maintain image quality.
• Fixed quality: On the other hand, if Fixed quality is selected, all frames are
transmitted with the same quality; bandwidth utilization is therefore unpredictable.
The video quality can be adjusted to the following settings: Medium, Standard, Good,
Detailed, and Excellent. You can also select Customize and manually enter a value.
- Maximum bit rate: With the guaranteed image quality, you might still want to place
a bit rate limitation to control the size of video streams for bandwidth and storage
concerns. The configurable bit rate starts from 1Mbps to 40Mbps.
The Maximum bit rate setting in the Fixed quality configuration can ensure a
reasonable and limited use of network bandwidth. For example, in low light conditions
where a Fixed quality setting is applied, video packet sizes can tremendously
increase when noises are produced with electrical gains.
You may also manually enter a bit rate number by selecting the Customized option.
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If JPEG mode is selected, the Network Camera sends consecutive JPEG images to the client,
producing a moving effect similar to a filmstrip. Every single JPEG image transmitted guarantees
the same image quality, which in turn comes at the expense of variable bandwidth usage. Because
the media contents are a combination of JPEG images, no audio data is transmitted to the client.
There are three parameters provided in MJPEG mode to control the video performance:
■ Frame size
You can set up different video resolution for different viewing devices. For example, set a smaller
frame size and lower bit rate for remote viewing on mobile phones and a larger video size and
a higher bit rate for live viewing on web browsers. Note that a larger frame size takes up more
bandwidth.
■ Maximum frame rate
This limits the maximum refresh frame rate per second. Set the frame rate higher for smoother
video quality.
If the power line frequency is set to 50Hz, the frame rates are selectable at 1fps, 2fps, 3fps, 5fps,
8fps, 10fps, 15fps, 20fps, and 25fps. If the power line frequency is set to 60Hz, the frame rates
are selectable at 1fps, 2fps, 3fps, 5fps, 8fps, 10fps, 15fps, 20fps, 25fps, and 30fps. The frame
rate will decrease if you select a higher resolution.
■ Video quality
Refer to the previous page setting an average or upper bound threshold for controlling the
bandwidth consumed for transmitting motion jpegs. The configuration method is identical to that
for MPEG4 and H.264.
For Constant Bit Rate and other settings, refer to the previous page for details.
NOTE:
► Video quality and fixed quality refers to the compression rate, so a lower value will produce higher
quality.
► Converting high-quality video may significantly increase the CPU loading, and you may encounter
streaming disconnection or video loss while capturing a complicated scene. In the event of
occurance, we suggest you customize a lower video resolution or reduce the frame rate to obtain
smooth video.
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Media > Audio
Audio Settings
Mute: Select this option to disable audio transmission from the Network Camera to all clients. Note
that if muted, no audio data will be transmitted even if audio transmission is enabled on the Client
Settings page. In that case, the following message is displayed:
External microphone input gain: Select the gain of the external audio input according to ambient
conditions. Adjust the gain from 100% (most sensitive) to 0% (least sensitive).
Audio type: Select audio codec AAC or GSM-AMR and the bit rate.
■ AAC provides good sound quality at the cost of higher bandwidth consumption. The bit rates are
selectable from: 16Kbps, 32Kbps, 48Kbps, 64Kbps, 96Kbps, and 128Kbps.
■ G.711 also provides good sound quality and requires about 64Kbps. Select pcmu (μ-Law) or
pcma (A-Law) mode.
■ G.726 is a speech codec standard covering voice transmission at rates of 16, 24, 32, and 40kbit/
s.
When completed with the settings on this page, click Save to enable the settings.
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Network > General settings
This section explains how to configure a wired network connection for the Network
Camera.
Network Type
LAN
Select this option when the Network Camera is deployed on a local area network (LAN) and is
intended to be accessed by local computers. The default setting for the Network Type is LAN.
Please rememer to click on the Save button when you complete the Network setting.
Get IP address automatically: Select this option to obtain an available dynamic IP address assigned
by the DHCP server each time the camera is connected to the LAN.
Use fixed IP address: Select this option to manually assign a static IP address to the Network
Camera.
1. You can make use of VIVOTEK Installation Wizard 2 on the software CD to easily set up the
Network Camera on LAN. Please refer to Software Installation on page 17 for details.
2. Enter the Static IP, Subnet mask, Default router, and Primary DNS provided by your ISP or
network administrator.
Subnet mask: This is used to determine if the destination is in the same subnet. The default value
is “255.255.255.0”.
Default router: This is the gateway used to forward frames to destinations in a different subnet.
Invalid router setting will disable the transmission to destinations across different subnets.
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Primary DNS: The primary domain name server that translates hostnames into IP addresses.
Secondary DNS: Secondary domain name server that backups the Primary DNS.
Primary WINS server: The primary WINS server that maintains the database of computer names
and IP addresses.
Secondary WINS server: The secondary WINS server that maintains the database of computer
names and IP addresses.
Enable UPnP presentation: Select this option to enable UPnPTM presentation for your Network
Camera so that whenever a Network Camera is presented to the LAN, the shortcuts to connected
Network Cameras will be listed in My Network Places. You can click the shortcut to link to the web
browser. Currently, UPnPTM is supported by Windows XP or later. Note that to utilize this feature,
please make sure the UPnPTM component is installed on your computer.
Mega-pixel Network Camera (192.168.5.151)
Enable UPnP port forwarding: To access the Network Camera from the Internet, select this option
to allow the Network Camera to open ports automatically on the router so that video streams can
be sent out from a LAN. To utilize of this feature, make sure that your router supports UPnPTM and
it is activated.
PPPoE (Point-to-point over Ethernet)
Select this option to configure your Network Camera to make it accessible from anywhere as long
as there is an Internet connection. Note that to utilize this feature, it requires an account provided
by your ISP.
Follow the steps below to acquire your Network Camera’s public IP address.
1. Set up the Network Camera on the LAN.
2. Go to Configuration > Event > Event settings > Add server (please refer to Add server on page
102) to add a new email or FTP server.
3. Go to Configuration > Event > Event settings > Add media (please refer to Add media on page
107).
Select System log so that you will receive the system log in TXT file format which contains the
Network Camera’s public IP address in your email or on the FTP server.
4. Go to Configuration > Network > General settings > Network type. Select PPPoE and enter the
user name and password provided by your ISP. Click Save to enable the setting.
5. The Network Camera will reboot.
6. Disconnect the power to the Network Camera; remove it from the LAN environment.
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NOTE:
► If the default ports are already used by other devices connected to the same router, the Network
Camera will select other ports for the Network Camera.
► If UPnP TM is not supported by your router, you will see the following message:
Error: Router does not support UPnP port forwarding.
► Steps to enable the UPnP TM user interface on your computer:
Note that you must log on to the computer as a system administrator to install the UPnP TM
components.
1. Go to Start, click Control Panel, then click Add or Remove Programs.
2. In the Add or Remove Programs dialog box, click Add/Remove Windows Components.
3. In the Windows Components Wizard dialog box, select Networking Services and click
Details.
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4. In the Networking Services dialog box, select Universal Plug and Play and click OK.
5. Click Next in the following window.
6. Click Finish. UPnP TM is enabled.
► How does UPnP TM work?
UPnP TM networking technology provides automatic IP configuration and dynamic discovery of
devices added to a network. Services and capabilities offered by networked devices, such as
printing and file sharing, are available among each other without the need for cumbersome
network configuration. In the case of Network Cameras, you will see Network Camera shortcuts
under My Network Places.
► Enabling UPnP port forwarding allows the Network Camera to open a secondary HTTP port on
the router-not HTTP port-meaning that you have to add the secondary HTTP port number to the
Network Camera’s public address in order to access the Network Camera from the Internet. For
example, when the HTTP port is set to 80 and the secondary HTTP port is set to 8080, refer to
the list below for the Network Camera’s IP address.
From the Internet
http://203.67.124.123:8080
In LAN
http://192.168.4.160 or
http://192.168.4.160:8080
► If the PPPoE settings are incorrectly configured or the Internet access is not working, restore
the Network Camera to factory default; please refer to Restore on page 45 for details. After the
Network Camera is reset to factory default, it will be accessible on the LAN.
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Enable IPv6
Select the Enable IPv6 checkbox and click Save to enable IPv6 settings.
Please note that this only works if your network environment and hardware equipment support
IPv6. The browser should be Microsoft® Internet Explorer 7 or 8, Mozilla Firefox 13.0 or above.
When IPv6 is enabled, by default, the network camera will listen to router advertisements and be
assigned with a link-local IPv6 address accordingly.
IPv6 Information: Click this button to obtain the IPv6 information as shown below.
If your IPv6 settings are successful, the IPv6 address list will be listed in the pop-up window. The
IPv6 address will be displayed as follows:
Refers to Ethernet
Link-global IPv6 address/network mask
Link-local IPv6 address/network mask
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Please follow the steps below to link to an IPv6 address:
1. Open your web browser.
2. Enter the link-global or link-local IPv6 address in the address bar of your web browser.
3. The format should be:
http://[2001:0c08:2500:0002:0202:d1ff:fe04:65f4]/
IPv6 address
4. Press Enter on the keyboard or click Refresh button to refresh the webpage.
For example:
NOTE:
► If you have a Secondary HTTP port (the default value is 8080), you can also link to the webpage
using the following address format: (Please refer to HTTP streaming on page 71 for detailed
information.)
http://[2001:0c08:2500:0002:0202:d1ff:fe04:65f4]/:8080
IPv6 address
Secondary HTTP port
► If you choose PPPoE as the Network Type, the [PPP0 address] will be displayed in the IPv6
information column as shown below.
Manually setup the IP address: Select this option to manually configure IPv6 settings if your
network environment does not have DHCPv6 server and router advertisements-enabled routers.
If you check this item, the following blanks will be displayed for you to enter the corresponding
information:
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Port
HTTPS port: By default, the HTTPS port is set to 443. It can also be assigned to another port
number between 1025 and 65535.
Two way audio port: By default, the two way audio port is set to 5060. Also, it can also be assigned
to another port number between 1025 and 65535.
The Network Camera supports two way audio communication so that operators can transmit and
receive audio simultaneously. By using the Network Camera’s built-in or external microphone and
an external speaker, you can communicate with people around the Network Camera.
Note that as JPEG only transmits a series of JPEG images to the client, to enable the two-way
audio function, make sure the video mode is set to “MPEG-4” or "H.264" on the Media > Video
> Stream settings page and the media option is set to “Media > Video > Stream settings” on the
Client Settings page. Please refer to Client Settings on page 31 and Stream settings on page 58.
Audio transmitted to operators
America
Audio transmitted from operators
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Audio is being transmitted to the Network Camera
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Mute
Talk Button
Mic Volume
Click
to enable audio transmission to the Network Camera; click
to adjust the volume of
to turn off the audio. To stop talking, click
again.
microphone; click
FTP port: The FTP server allows the user to save recorded video clips. You can utilize VIVOTEK's
Installation Wizard 2 to upgrade the firmware via FTP server. By default, the FTP port is set to 21.
It also can be assigned to another port number between 1025 and 65535.
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Network > Streaming protocols
HTTP streaming
To utilize HTTP authentication, make sure that your have set a password for the Network Camera
first; please refer to Security > User account on page 81 for details.
Authentication: Depending on your network security requirements, the Network Camera provides
two types of security settings for an HTTP transaction: basic and digest.
If basic authentication is selected, the password is sent in plain text format and there can be
potential risks of being intercepted. If digest authentication is selected, user credentials are
encrypted using MD5 algorithm and thus provide better protection against unauthorized accesses.
HTTP port / Secondary HTTP port: By default, the HTTP port is set to 80 and the secondary HTTP
port is set to 8080. They can also be assigned to another port number between 1025 and 65535. If
the ports are incorrectly assigned, the following warning messages will be displayed:
To access the Network Camera on the LAN, both the HTTP port and secondary HTTP port can
be used to access the Network Camera. For example, when the HTTP port is set to 80 and the
secondary HTTP port is set to 8080, refer to the list below for the Network Camera’s IP address.
On the LAN
http://192.168.4.160 or
http://192.168.4.160:8080
Access name for stream 1 ~ 2: This Network camera supports multiple streams simultaneously.
The access name is used to identify different video streams. Users can click Media > Video >
Stream settings to set up the video quality of linked streams. For more information about how to
set up the video quality, please refer to Stream settings on page 58.
When using Mozilla Firefox to access the Network Camera and the video mode is set to JPEG,
users will receive video comprised of continuous JPEG images. This technology, known as “server
push”, allows the Network Camera to feed live pictures to Mozilla Firefox.
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URL command -- http://<ip address>:<http port>/<access name for stream 1~2>
For example, when the Access name for stream 2 is set to video2.mjpg:
1. Launch Mozilla Firefox or Netscape.
2. Type the above URL command in the address bar. Press Enter.
3. The JPEG images will be displayed in your web browser.
http://192.168.5.151/video2.mjpg
NOTENOTE:
► Microsoft ® Internet Explorer does not support server push technology; therefore, you will not be
able to access a video stream using http://<ip address>:<http port>/<access name for stream
1~2> .
RTSP Streaming
To utilize RTSP streaming authentication, make sure that you have set a password for controlling
the access to video stream first. Please refer to Security > User account on page 81 for details.
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Authentication: Depending on your network security requirements, the Network Camera provides
three types of security settings for streaming via RTSP protocol: disable, basic, and digest.
If basic authentication is selected, the password is sent in plain text format, but there can be
potential risks of it being intercepted. If digest authentication is selected, user credentials are
encrypted using MD5 algorithm, thus providing better protection against unauthorized access.
The availability of the RTSP streaming for the three authentication modes is listed below:
Disable
Basic
Digest
Quick Time player
VLC
O
O
O
O
O
X
Access name for stream 1 ~ 2: This Network camera supports multiple streams simultaneously.
The access name is used to differentiate the streaming source.
If you want to use an RTSP player to access the Network Camera, you have to set the video mode
to H.264 and use the following RTSP URL command to request transmission of the streaming data.
rtsp://<ip address>:<rtsp port>/<access name for stream 1 to 2>
For example, when the access name for stream 1 is set to live.sdp:
1. Launch an RTSP player.
2. Choose File > Open URL. A URL dialog box will pop up.
3. Type the above URL command in the text box.
4. The live video will be displayed in your player as shown
below.
Video 16:38:01 2013/12/25
rtsp://192.168.5.151:554/live.sdp
RTSP port /RTP port for video and RTCP port for video
■ RTSP (Real-Time Streaming Protocol) controls the delivery of streaming media. By default, the
port number is set to 554.
■ The RTP (Real-time Transport Protocol) is used to deliver video data to the clients. By default,
the RTP port for video is set to 5556.
■ The RTCP (Real-time Transport Control Protocol) allows the Network Camera to transmit the
data by monitoring the Internet traffic volume. By default, the RTCP port for video is set to 5557.
The ports can be changed to values between 1025 and 65535. The RTP port must be an even
number and the RTCP port is the RTP port number plus one, and thus is always an odd number.
When the RTP port changes, the RTCP port will change accordingly.
If the RTP ports are incorrectly assigned, the following warning message will be displayed:
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Multicast settings for stream 1 ~ 2: Click the items to display the detailed configuration information.
Select the Always multicast option to enable multicast for stream 1 ~ 2.
Unicast video transmission delivers a stream through point-to-point transmission; multicast, on the
other hand, sends a stream to the multicast group address and allows multiple clients to acquire
the stream at the same time by requesting a copy from the multicast group address. Therefore,
enabling multicast can effectively save Internet bandwith.
The ports can be changed to values between 1025 and 65535. The multicast RTP port must be an
even number and the multicast RTCP port number is the multicast RTP port number plus one, and
thus is always odd. When the multicast RTP port changes, the multicast RTCP port will change
accordingly.
If the multicast RTP video ports are incorrectly assigned, the following warning message will be
displayed:
Multicast TTL [1~255]: The multicast TTL (Time To Live) is the value that tells the router the range
a packet can be forwarded.
Initial TTL
0
1
32
64
128
255
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Scope
Restricted to the same host
Restricted to the same subnetwork
Restricted to the same site
Restricted to the same region
Restricted to the same continent
Unrestricted in scope
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Network > DDNS
This section explains how to configure the dynamic domain name service for the Network
Camera. DDNS is a service that allows your Network Camera, especially when assigned
with a dynamic IP address, to have a fixed host and domain name.
Express link
Express Link is a free service provided by VIVOTEK server, which allows users to register
a domain name for a network device. One URL can only be mapped to one MAC address.
This service will examine if the host name is valid and automatically open a port on your
router. If using DDNS, the user has to manually configure UPnP port forwarding. Express
Link is more convenient and easier to set up.
Please follow the steps below to enable Express Link:
1. Make sure that your router supports UPnP port forwarding and it is activated.
2. Check Enable express link.
3. Enter a host name for the network device and click Save. If the host name has been used by
another device, a warning message will show up. If the host name is valid, it will display a
message as shown below.
https://0002D1123456.2bthere.net
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Manual setup
DDNS: Dynamic domain name service
Enable DDNS: Select this option to enable the DDNS setting.
Provider: Select a DDNS provider from the provider drop-down list.
VIVOTEK offers Safe100.net, a free dynamic domain name service, to VIVOTEK customers. It
is recommended that you register Safe100.net to access VIVOTEK’s Network Cameras from the
Internet. Additionally, we offer other DDNS providers, such as Dyndns.org(Dynamic), Dyndns.
org(Custom), CustomSafe100, and dyn-interfree.it. Note that before utilizing this function, please
apply for a dynamic domain account first.
■ Safe100.net
1. In the DDNS column, select Safe100.net from the drop-down list. Click I accept after reviewing
the terms of the Service Agreement.
2. In the Register column, fill in the Host name (xxxx.safe100.net), Email, Key, and Confirm Key,
and click Register. After a host name has been successfully created, a success message will
be displayed in the DDNS Registration Result column.
[Register] Successfully Your account information has
been mailed to registered e-mail address
3. Click Copy and all the registered information will automatically be uploaded to the corresponding
fields in the DDNS column at the top of the page as seen in the picture.
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[Register] Successfully Your account information has
been mailed to registered e-mail address
4. Select Enable DDNS and click Save to enable the setting.
■ CustomSafe100
VIVOTEK offers documents to establish a CustomSafe100 DDNS server for distributors and
system integrators. You can use CustomSafe100 to register a dynamic domain name if your
distributor or system integrators offer such services.
1. In the DDNS column, select CustomSafe100 from the drop-down list.
2. In the Register column, fill in the Host name, Server name, Email, Key, and Confirm Key; then
click Register.
Enter “ns1.safe100.net” as the Server name.
After a host name has been successfully created, you will see a success message in the DDNS
Registration Result column.
3. Click Copy and all for the registered information will be uploaded to the corresponding fields in
the DDNS column.
4. Select Enable DDNS and click Save to enable the setting.
Forget key: Click this button if you have forgotten the key to Safe100.net or CustomSafe100. Your
account information will be sent to your email address.
Refer to the following links to apply for a dynamic domain account when selecting other
DDNS providers:
■ Dyndns.org(Dynamic) / Dyndns.org(Custom): visit http://www.dyndns.com/
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Network > QoS (Quality of Service)
Quality of Service refers to a resource reservation control mechanism, which guarantees a certain
quality to different services on the network. Quality of service guarantees are important if the
network capacity is insufficient, especially for real-time streaming multimedia applications. Quality
can be defined as, for instance, a maintained level of bit rate, low latency, no packet dropping, etc.
The following are the main benefits of a QoS-aware network:
■ The ability to prioritize traffic and guarantee a certain level of performance to the data flow.
■ The ability to control the amount of bandwidth each application may use, and thus provide higher
reliability and stability on the network.
Requirements for QoS
To utilize QoS in a network environment, the following requirements must be met:
■ All network switches and routers in the network must include support for QoS.
■ The network video devices used in the network must be QoS-enabled.
QoS models
CoS (the VLAN 802.1p model)
IEEE802.1p defines a QoS model at OSI Layer 2 (Data Link Layer), which is called CoS, Class of
Service. It adds a 3-bit value to the VLAN MAC header, which indicates the frame priority level from
0 (lowest) to 7 (highest). The priority is set up on the network switches, which then use different
queuing disciplines to forward the packets.
Below is the setting column for CoS. Enter the VLAN ID of your switch (0~4095) and choose the
priority for each application (0~7).
If you assign Video the highest level, the switch will handle video packets first.
NOTE:
► A VLAN Switch (802.1p) is required. Web browsing may fail if the CoS setting is incorrect.
►The Class of Service technologies do not guarantee a level of service in terms of bandwidth
and delivery time; they offer a "best-effort." Users can think of CoS as "coarsely-grained" traffic
control and QoS as "finely-grained" traffic control.
► Although CoS is simple to manage, it lacks scalability and does not offer end-to-end guarantees
since it is based on L2 protocol.
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QoS/DSCP (the DiffServ model)
DSCP-ECN defines QoS at Layer 3 (Network Layer). The Differentiated Services (DiffServ) model
is based on packet marking and router queuing disciplines. The marking is done by adding a field
to the IP header, called the DSCP (Differentiated Services Codepoint). This is a 6-bit field that
provides 64 different class IDs. It gives an indication of how a given packet is to be forwarded,
known as the Per Hop Behavior (PHB). The PHB describes a particular service level in terms of
bandwidth, queueing theory, and dropping (discarding the packet) decisions. Routers at each
network node classify packets according to their DSCP value and give them a particular forwarding
treatment; for example, how much bandwidth to reserve for it.
Below are the setting options of DSCP (DiffServ Codepoint). Specify the DSCP value for each
application (0~63).
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Network > SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol)
This section explains how to use the SNMP on the network camera. The Simple Network
Management Protocol is an application layer protocol that facilitates the exchange of
management information between network devices. It helps network administrators to
remotely manage network devices and find, solve network problems with ease.
■ The SNMP consists of the following three key components:
1. Manager: Network-management station (NMS), a server which executes applications that
monitor and control managed devices.
2. Agent: A network-management software module on a managed device which transfers the status
of managed devices to the NMS.
3. Managed device: A network node on a managed network. For example: routers, switches,
bridges, hubs, computer hosts, printers, IP telephones, network cameras, web server, and
database.
Before configuring SNMP settings on the this page, please enable your NMS first.
SNMP Configuration
Enable SNMPv1, SNMPv2c
Select this option and enter the names of Read/Write community and Read Only community
according to your NMS settings.
Enable SNMPv3
This option contains cryptographic security, a higher security level, which allows you to set the
Authentication password and the Encryption password.
■ Security name: According to your NMS settings, choose Read/Write or Read Only and enter the
community name.
■ Authentication type: Select MD5 or SHA as the authentication method.
■ Authentication password: Enter the password for authentication (at least 8 characters).
■ Encryption password: Enter a password for encryption (at least 8 characters).
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Security > User Account
This section explains how to enable password protection and create multiple accounts.
Root Password
The administrator account name is “root”, which is permanent and can not be deleted. If you
want to add more accounts in the Manage User column, please apply the password for the “root”
account first.
1. Type the password identically in both text boxes, then click Save to enable password protection.
2. A window will be prompted for authentication; type the correct user’s name and password in their
respective fields to access the Network Camera.
Privilege Management
Digital Output & PTZ control: You can modify the manage privilege of operators or viewers. Check
or uncheck the item, then click Save to enable the settings. If you give Viewers the privilege,
Operators will also have the ability to control the Network Camera through the main page. (Please
refer to Configuration on page 35).
Allow anonymous viewing: If you check this item, any client can access the live stream without
entering a User ID and Password.
Manage User
Administrators can add up to 20 user accounts.
1. Input the new user’s name and password.
2. Select the privilege level for the new user account. Click Add to enable the setting.
Access rights are sorted by user privilege (Administrator, Operator, and Viewer). Only
administrators can access the Configuration page. Though operators cannot access the
Configuration page, they can use the URL Commands to get and set the value of parameters. For
more information, please refer to URL Commands of the Network Camera on page 129. Viewers
access only the main page for live viewing.
Here you also can change a user’s access rights or delete user accounts.
1. Select an existing account to modify.
2. Make necessary changes and click Update or Delete to enable the setting.
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Security > HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol over SSL)
This section explains how to enable authentication and encrypted communication over
SSL (Secure Socket Layer). It helps protect streaming data transmission over the Internet
on higher security level.
Create and Install Certificate Method
Before using HTTPS for communication with the Network Camera, a Certificate must be created
first. There are three ways to create and install a certificate:
Create self-signed certificate
1. Select this option from a pull-down menu.
2. In the first column, select Enable HTTPS secure connection, then select a connection option:
“HTTP & HTTPS” or “HTTPS only”.
3. Click Create certificate to generate a certificate.
4. The Certificate Information will automatically be displayed as shown below. You can click Certificate properties to view detailed information about the certificate.
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5. Click Save to preserve your configuration, and your current session with the camera will change
to the encrypted connection.
6. If your web session does not automatically change to an encrypted HTTPS session, click Home
to return to the main page. Change the URL address from “http://” to “https://“ in the address bar
and press Enter on your keyboard. Some Security Alert dialogs will pop up. Click OK or Yes to
enable HTTPS.
https://
https://192.168.5.151/index.html
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Create certificate request and install
1. Select the option from the Method pull-down menu.
2. Click Create certificate to proceed.
3. The following information will show up in a pop-up window after clicking Create. Then click Save
to generate the certificate request.
4. The Certificate request window will prompt.
If you see the following Information bar, click OK and click on the Information bar at the top of
the page to allow pop-ups.
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5. Look for a trusted certificate authority, such as Symantec’s VeriSign Authentication Services, that
issues digital certificates. Sign in and purchase the SSL certification service. Copy the certificate
request from your request prompt and paste it in the CA’s signing request window. Proceed with
the rest of the process as CA’s instructions on their webpage.
6. Once completed, your SSL certificate should be delivered to you via an email or other means.
Copy the contents of the certificate in the email and paste it in a text/HTML/hex editor/converter,
such as IDM Computer Solutions’ UltraEdit.
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7. Open a new edit, paste the certificate contents, and press ENTER at the end of the contents to
add an empty line.
8. Convert file format from DOS to UNIX. Open File menu > Conversions > DOS to Unix.
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9. Save the edit using the “.crt” extension, using a file name like “CAcert.crt.”
10. Return to the original firmware session, use the Browse button to locate the crt certificate file,
and click Upload to enable the certification.
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11. When the certifice file is successfully loaded, its status will be stated as Active. Note that
a certificate must have been created and installed before you can click on the “Save"
button for the configuration to take effect.
12.To begin an encrypted HTTPS session, click Home to return to the main page. Change the URL
address from “http://” to “https://“ in the address bar and press Enter on your keyboard. Some
Security Alert dialogs will pop up. Click OK or Yes to enable HTTPS.
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Security > Access List
This section explains how to control access permission by verifying the client PC’s IP
address.
General Settings
Maximum number of concurrent streaming connection(s) limited to: Simultaneous live viewing for
1~10 clients (including stream 1 and stream 2). The default value is 10. If you modify the value
and click Save, all current connections will be disconnected and automatically attempt to re-link (IE
Explore or Quick Time Player).
Connection management: Click this button to display the connection status window showing a list
of the current connections. For example:
Note that only consoles that are currently displaying live streaming will be listed in the Connection
management list.
■ IP address: Current connections to the Network Camera.
■ Elapsed time: How much time the client has been at the webpage.
■ User ID: If the administrator has set a password for the webpage, the clients have to enter a
user name and password to access the live video. The user name will be displayed in the User
ID column. If the administrator allows clients to link to the webpage without a user name and
password, the User ID column will be empty.
There are some situations that allow clients access to the live video without a user name and
password:
1. The administrator does not set up a root password. For more information about how to set up
a root password and manage user accounts, please refer to Security > User account on page
81.
2. The administrator has set up a root password, but set RTSP Authentication to “disable“. For
more information about RTSP Authentication, please refer to RTSP Streaming on page 72.
3. The administrator has set up a root password, but allows anonymous viewing. For more
information about Allow Anonymous Viewing, please refer to page 81.
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■ Refresh: Click this button to refresh all current connections.
■ Add to deny list: You can select entries from the Connection Status list and add them to the
Deny List to deny access. Please note that those checked connections will only be disconnected
temporarily and will automatically try to re-link again (IE Explore or Quick Time Player). If you
want to enable the denied list, please check Enable access list filtering and click Save in the
first column.
■ Disconnect: If you want to break off the current connections, please select them and click this
button. Please note that those checked connections will only be disconnected temporarily and
will automatically try to re-link again (IE Explore or Quick Time Player).
Enable access list filtering: Check this item and click Save if you want to enable the access list
filtering function.
Filter
Filter type: Select Allow or Deny as the filter type. If you choose Allow Type, only those clients
whose IP addresses are on the Access List below can access the Network Camera, and the others
cannot access. On the contrary, if you choose Deny Type, those clients whose IP addresses are
on the Access List below will not be allowed to access the Network Camera, and the others can
access.
Then you can Add a rule to the following Access List. Please note that the IPv6 access list column
will not be displayed unless you enable IPv6 on the Network page. For more information about
IPv6 Settings, please refer to Network > General settings on page 63 for detailed information.
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There are three types of rules:
Single: This rule allows the user to add an IP address to the Allowed/Denied list.
For example:
192.168.2.1
Network: This rule allows the user to assign a network address and corresponding subnet mask to
the Allow/Deny List. The address and network mask are written in CIDR format.
For example:
IP address 192.168.2.x will be bolcked.
If IPv6 filter is preferred, you will be prompted by the following window. Enter the IPv6 address and
the two-digit prefix length to specify the range of IP addresses in your configuration.
Range: This rule allows the user to assign a range of IP addresses to the Allow/Deny List.
Note: This rule is only applied to IPv4.
For example:
Administrator IP address
Always allow the IP address to access this device: You can check this item and add the
Administrator’s IP address in this field to make sure the Administrator can always connect to the
device.
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Security > IEEE 802.1X
Enable this function if your network environment uses IEEE 802.1x, which is a port-based network
access control. The network devices, intermediary switch/access point/hub, and RADIUS server
must support and enable 802.1x settings.
The 802.1x standard is designed to enhance the security of local area networks, which provides
authentication to network devices (clients) attached to a network port (wired or wireless). If all
certificates between client and server are verified, a point-to-point connection will be enabled; if
authentication fails, access on that port will be prohibited. 802.1x utilizes an existing protocol, the
Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP), to facilitate communication.
■ The components of a protected network with 802.1x authentication:
Supplicant
(Network Camera)
Authenticator
(Network Switch)
Authentication Server
(RADIUS Server)
1. Supplicant: A client end user (camera), which requests authentication.
2. Authenticator (an access point or a switch): A “go between” which restricts unauthorized end
users from communicating with the authentication server.
3. Authentication server (usually a RADIUS server): Checks the client certificate and decides
whether to accept the end user’s access request.
■ VIVOTEK Network Cameras support two types of EAP methods to perform authentication: EAPPEAP and EAP-TLS.
Please follow the steps below to enable 802.1x settings:
1. Before connecting the Network Camera to the protected network with 802.1x, please apply
a digital certificate from a Certificate Authority (i.e., your network administrator) which can be
validated by a RADIUS server.
2. Connect the Network Camera to a PC or notebook outside of the protected LAN. Open the
configuration page of the Network Camera as shown below. Select EAP-PEAP or EAP-TLS as
the EAP method. In the following blanks, enter your ID and password issued by the CA, then
upload related certificate(s).
IMPORTANT
The maximum length of password is 200
symbols.
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3. When all settings are complete, move the Network Camera to the protected LAN by connecting
it to an 802.1x enabled switch. The devices will then start the authentication automatically.
NOTE:
► The authentication process for 802.1x:
1. The Certificate Authority (CA) provides the required signed certificates to the Network Camera
(the supplicant) and the RADIUS Server (the authentication server).
2. A Network Camera requests access to the protected LAN using 802.1X via a switch (the
authenticator). The client offers its identity and client certificate, which is then forwarded by the
switch to the RADIUS Server, which uses an algorithm to authenticate the Network Camera and
returns an acceptance or rejection back to the switch.
3. The switch also forwards the RADIUS Server’s certificate to the Network Camera.
4. Assuming all certificates are validated, the switch then changes the Network Camera’s state to
authorized and is allowed access to the protected network via a pre-configured port.
1
Certificate
Certificate Authority
(CA)
1
Certificate
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Network Switch
3
RADIUS Server
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PTZ > PTZ settings
This section explains how to control the Network Camera’s Pan/Tilt/Zoom operation.
The e-PTZ fucntion allows users to quickly move the focus to a target area for close-up viewing
without physically moving the camera. Please refer to below for detailed instruction.
Digital PTZ Operation (E-PTZ Operation)
If you select “Digital“, the e-PTZ control settings section will be displayed as shown below:
Set current position as home: If you zoom in on a live view to display only a focused position of the
screen, you can use the arrow buttons on the PTZ panel to move the current field of view to a place you
preferred, and set it as the home position.
Restore home position to default: This button cancels the previous home position, and returns the field of
view to the system default (usually the center of FOV).
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Select Stream: Select stream #1 to set up the e-PTZ control. Please note that each stream can
possess its own preset and patrol settings. For detailed information about how to set up preset and
patrol settings, please refer to page 94.
Auto pan/patrol speed: Select the speed from 1~5 (slow/fast) to set up the Auto pan/patrol speed
control.
When completed with the e-PTZ settings, click Save to enable the settings on this page.
Home page in E-PTZ Mode
x3.3
■ The e-Preset Positions will also be displayed on the home page. Select one from the drop-down
list, and the Network Camera will move to the selected e-preset position.
■ If you have set up different e-preset positions for different streams, you can select one of the
video streams to display its separate e-preset positions.
Global View
In addition to using the e-PTZ control panel, you can also use the mouse to drag or resize the
floating frame to pan/tilt/zoom the viewing region. The live view window will also move to the
viewing region accordingly.
Moving Instantly
If you check this item, the live view window will switch to the new viewing region instantly after
you move the floating frame. If deselected, the process moving from one point to the other will be
shown, yet it is not easy to observe if the move is not over a long distance.
Click on Image
The e-PTZ function also supports “Click on Image“. When you click on any point of the Global View
Window or Live View Window, the viewing region will also move to that point. Note that the”Click
on Image” function only applies when you have configured a smaller “Region of Interest” out of the
maximum output frame! e.g., a 800x600 region from the camera’s 1280x800 maximum frame size.
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Patrol settings
You can select some preset positions for the Network Camera to patrol.
Please follow the steps below to set up a patrol schedule:
1. Select the preset locations on the list, and click
.
2. The selected preset locations will be displayed on the Patrol locations list.
3. Set the Dwelling time for the preset location during auto patrol.
4. If you want to delete a preset location from the Patrol locations list, select it and click Remove.
5. Select a location and click
to rearrange the patrol order.
6. Select patrol locations you want to save in the list and click Save to enable the patrol settings.
7. To implement the patrol schedule, please go to homepage and click on Patrol button. Please refer to
the next page.
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1
3
2
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Home page in the e-PTZ Mode
The Preset positions will also be displayed on the home page. Select one from the Go to drop-down
list, and the Network Camera will move to the selected preset position.
Patrol button: Click this button, then the Network Camera will patrol among the selected preset positions
continuously.
NOTE
NOTE:
► The Preset Positions will also be displayed on the home page. Select one from the Go to drop-down
list, and the Network Camera will move to the selected preset position.
► Click Patrol: The Network Camera will patrol along the selected positions repeatedly. Please
refer to page 96 to see more details.
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Event > Event settings
This section explains how to configure the Network Camera to responds to particular situations
(event). A typical application is that when a motion is detected, the Network Camera sends
buffered images to an FTP server or e-mail address as notifications. Click on Help, there is
an illustration shown in the pop-up window explaining that an event can be triggered by many
sources, such as motion detection or external digital input devices. When an event is triggered,
you can specify what type of action that will be performed. You can configure the Network
Camera to send snapshots or videos to your email address or FTP site.
Event
To set an event with recorded video or snapshots, it is necessary to configure the server and media
settings so that the Network Camera will know what action to take (such as which server to send the
media files to) when a trigger is activated. An event is an action initiated by a user-defined trigger source.
In the Event column, click Add to open the event settings window. Here you can arrange three elements
-- Schedule, Trigger, and Action to set an event. A total of 3 event settings can be configured.
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■ Event name: Enter a name for the event setting.
■ Enable this event: Select this option to enable the event setting.
■ Priority: Select the relative importance of this event (High, Normal, or Low). Events with a higher
priority setting will be executed first.
seconds: Enter the duration in seconds to pause
■ Detect next motion detection or digital input after
motion detection after a motion is detected. This can prevent event-related actions to be too frequently
performed.
1. Schedule
Specify the period of time during which the event trigger will take place. Please select the days of the
week and the time in a day (in a 24-hr time format) for the event triggering schedule.
2. Trigger
This is the cause or stimulus which defines when to trigger the Network Camera. The trigger source can
be configured to use the Network Camera’s built-in motion detection mechanism or external digital input
devices.
There are several choices of trigger sources as shown on next page. Select the item to display the
detailed configuration options.
■ Video motion detection
This option makes use of the built-in motion detection mechanism as a trigger source. To enable this
function, you need to configure a Motion Detection Window first. For more information, please refer to
Motion Detection on page 112 for details.
■ Periodically
This option allows the Network Camera to trigger periodically for every other defined minute. Up to 999
minutes are allowed.
■ Digital input
This option allows the Network Camera to use an external digital input device or sensor as a trigger
source. Depending on your application, there are many choices of digital input devices on the market
which helps to detect changes in temperature, vibration, sound, and light, etc.
■ System boot
This option triggers the Network Camera when the power to the Network Camera is disconnected.
■ Recording notify
This option allows the Network Camera to trigger when the recording disk is full or when recording
starts to rewrite older data.
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■ Audio detection
A preset threshold can be configured with an external microphone as the trigger to system event. The
triggering condition can be an input exceeding or falling below a threshold. Audio detection can take
place as a complement to motion detection or as a method to detect activities not covered by the
camera's view.
Once you have a preset audio alarm level, you can define the triggering condition either as an audio
input rises above or falls below the alarm level.
■ Camera tampering detection
This option allows the Network Camera to trigger when the camera detects that is is being tampered
with. To enable this function, you need to configure the Tampering Detection option first. Please refer
to page 115 for detailed information.
■ Manual Trigger
This option allows users to enable event triggers manually by clicking the on/off button on the
homepage. Please configure 1 to 3 associated events before using this function.
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3. Action
Define the actions to be performed by the Network Camera when a trigger is activated.
■ Trigger digital output for
seconds
Select this option to turn on the external digital output device when a trigger is activated. Specify
the length of the trigger interval in the text box.
■ Backup media if the network is disconnected
Select this option to backup media file on SD card if the network is disconnected. This function
will only be displayed after you set up a networked storage (NAS).
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Add server
To set an event with recorded video or snapshots, it is necessary to configure the server and media
settings so that the Network Camera will know what action to take (such as which server to send the
media files to) when a trigger is activated. Click Add server to open the server setting window. You can
specify where the notification messages are sent when a trigger is activated. A total of 5 server settings
can be configured.
There are four choices of server types available: Email, FTP, HTTP, and Network storage. Select the item
to display the detailed configuration options. You can configure either one or all of them.
Server type - Email
Select to send the media files via email when a trigger is activated.
■ Server name: Enter a name for the server setting.
■ Sender email address: Enter the email address of the sender.
■ Recipient email address: Enter the email address of the recipient.
■ Server address: Enter the domain name or IP address of the email server.
■ User name: Enter the user name of the email account if necessary.
■ Password: Enter the password of the email account if necessary.
■ Server port: The default mail server port is set to 25. You can also manually set another port.
If your SMTP server requires a secure connection (SSL), check This server requires a secure
connection (SSL).
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To verify if the email settings are correctly configured, click Test. The result will be shown in a pop-up
window. If successful, you will also receive an email indicating the result.
Click Save server to enable the settings.
Note that after you set up the first event server, the new event server will automatically display on the
Server list. If you wish to add other server options, click Add server.
Server type - FTP
Select to send the media files to an FTP server when a trigger is activated.
■ Server name: Enter a name for the server setting.
■ Server address: Enter the domain name or IP address of the FTP server.
■ Server port: By default, the FTP server port is set to 21. It can also be assigned to another port number
between 1025 and 65535.
■ User name: Enter the login name of the FTP account.
■ Password: Enter the password of the FTP account.
■ FTP folder name
Enter the folder where the media file will be placed. If the folder name does not exist, the Network
Camera will automatically create one on the FTP server.
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■ Passive mode
Most firewalls do not accept new connections initiated from external requests. If the FTP server
supports passive mode, select this option to enable passive mode FTP and allow data transmission to
pass through the firewall. The firmware default has the Passive mode checkbox selected.
To verify if the FTP settings are correctly configured, click Test. The result will be shown in a pop-up
window as shown below. If successful, you will also receive a test.txt file on the FTP server.
Click Save server to enable the settings.
Server type - HTTP
Select to send the media files to an HTTP server when a trigger is activated.
■ Server name: Enter a name for the server setting.
■ URL: Enter the URL of the HTTP server.
■ User name: Enter the user name if necessary.
■ Password: Enter the password if necessary.
To verify if the HTTP settings are correctly configured, click Test. The result will be shown in a pop-up
window as below. If successful, you will receive a test.txt file on the HTTP server.
Click Save server to enable the settings.
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Network storage:
Select to send the media files to a network storage location when a trigger is activated. Please refer to
NAS server on page 122 for details.
Click Save server to enable the settings.
■ SD Test: Click to test your SD card. The system will display a message indicating success or failure. If
you want to use your SD card for local storage, please format it before use. Please refer to page 125
for detailed information.
■ View: Click this button to open a file list window. This function is only for SD card and Network Storage.
If you click the View button of SD card, a Local storage page will pop up for you to manage recorded
files on SD card. For more information about Local storage, please refer to page 125. If you click the
View button of Network storage, a file directory window will pop up for you to view recorded data on
Network storage. For detailed illustration, please refer to the next page.
■ Create folders by date, time, and hour automatically: If you check this item, the system will generate
folders automatically by the date when video footages are stored onto the networked storage.
The following is an example of a file destination with video clips:
20130820
20130821
The format is: YYYYMMDD
Click to open the directory
20130822
Click to delete all recorded data
Click to delete selected items
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Click 20130220 to open the directory:
The format is: HH (24r)
Click to open the file list for that hour
2013/02/20
2013/02/20
Click to go back to the previous
level of the directory
Click to delete
selected items
Click to delete all
recorded data
2013/02/20
2013/02/20
The format is: File name prefix + Minute (mm)
You can set up the file name prefix on Add media page. Please
refer to next page for detailed information.
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Add media
Click Add media to open the media setting window. You can specify the type of media that will be
sent when a trigger is activated. A total of 5 media settings can be configured. There are three choices
of media types available: Snapshot, Video Clip, and System log. Select the item to display the detailed
configuration options. You can configure either one or all of them.
Media type - Snapshot
Select to send snapshots when a trigger is activated.
■ Media name: Enter a name for the media setting.
■ Source: Select to take snapshots from a video stream.
pre-event images
■ Send
The Network Camera has a buffer area; it temporarily holds data up to a certain limit. Enter a number
to decide how many images to capture before a trigger is activated. Up to 7 images can be generated.
■ Send post-event images
Enter a number to decide how many images to capture after a trigger is activated. Up to 7 images can
be generated.
For example, if both the Send pre-event images and Send post-event images are set to 7, a total of 15
images are generated after a trigger is activated.
1 pic.
2 pic.
3 pic.
4 pic.
5 pic.
6 pic.
7 pic.
8 pic.
9 pic.
10 pic.
11 pic. 10 pic.
12 pic. 13 pic.
14 pic.
15 pic.
Trigger Activation
■ File name prefix
Enter the text that will be appended to the front of the file name.
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■ Add date and time suffix to the file name
Select this option to add a date/time suffix to the file name.
For example:
Snapshot_20130713_100341
File name prefix
Date and time suffix
The format is: YYYYMMDD_HHMMSS
Click Save media to enable the settings.
To note that after you set up the first media server, a new column for media server will automatically
show up on the Media list. If you wish to add more other media options, click Add media.
Media type - Video clip
Select to send video clips when a trigger is activated.
■ Media name: Enter a name for the media setting.
■ Source: Select the source of video clip.
■ Pre-event recording
The Network Camera has a buffer area; it temporarily holds data up to a certain limit. Enter a number
to decide the duration of recording before a trigger is activated. Up to 9 seconds can be set.
■ Maximum duration
Specify the maximum recording duration in seconds. Up to 10 seconds can be set.
For example, if pre-event recording is set to five seconds and the maximum duration is set to ten
seconds, the Network Camera continues to record for another 4 seconds after a trigger is activated.
1 sec.
2 sec.
3 sec.
4 sec.
5 sec.
6 sec.
7 sec.
8 sec.
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■ Maximum file size
Specify the maximum file size allowed.
■ File name prefix
Enter the text that will be appended to the front of the file name.
For example:
Video_20130813_100341
File name prefix
Date and time suffix
The format is: YYYYMMDD_HHMMSS
Click Save media to enable the settings.
Media type - System log
Select to send a system log when a trigger is activated.
Click Save media to enable the settings, then click Close to exit the page.
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In the Event settings column, the Servers and Medias you configured will be listed; please make sure the
Event -> Status is indicated as ON, in order to enable the event triggering action.
When completed, click Save event to enable the settings and click Close to exit Event Settings page.
The new Event / Server settings / Media will appear in the event drop-down list on the Event setting
page.
Please see the example of the Event setting page below:
When the Event Status is ON, once an event is triggered by motion detection, the Network Camera will
automatically send snapshots via e-mail.
If you want to stop the event trigger, you can click on the ON button to turn its status to OFF or click
Delete to remove the event setting.
To remove a server setting from the list, select a server name from the drop-down list and click Delete.
Note that you can only delete a server setting when it is not applied to an existing event setting.
To remove a media setting from the list, select a media name from the drop-down list and click Delete.
Note that you can only delete a media setting when it is not applied to an event setting.
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Customized Script
This function allows you to upload a sample script (.xml file) to the webpage, which will save your time on
configuring the settings. Please note that there is a limited number of customized scripts you can upload;
if the current amount of customized scripts has reached the limit, an alert message will prompt. If you
need more information, please contact VIVOTEK technical support.
Click to upload a file
Click to modify the
script online
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Applications > Motion detection
This section explains how to configure the Network Camera to enable motion detection. A total
of three motion detection windows can be configured.
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Motion Detection Setting 1:
For normal situations
Follow the steps below to enable motion detection:
Follow the steps below to enable motion detection:
Motion Detection Setting 2:
For special situations
1. Click New to add a new motion detection window.
2. In the Window Name text box, enter a name for the motion detection window.
■ To move and resize the window, drag and drop your mouse on the window.
■ To delete a window, click X on the upper right corner of the window.
3. Define the sensitivity to moving objects and the space ratio of all alerted pixels by moving the
Sensitivity and Percentage slider bar.
4. Click Save to enable the settings.
5. Select Enable motion detection to enable this function.
For example:
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hallway
The Percentage Indicator will rise or fall depending on the variation between sequential images. When
motions are detected by the Network Camera and are judged to exceed the defined threshold, the
red bar rises. Meanwhile, the motion detection window will be outlined in red. Photos or videos can be
captured instantly and configured to be sent to a remote server (Email, FTP) by utilizing this feature as a
trigger source. For more information on how to set an event, please refer to Event settings on page 98.
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A green bar indicates that even though motions have been detected, the event has not been triggered
because the image variations still fall under the defined threshold.
Percentage = 30%
If you want to configure other motion detection settings for day/night/schedule mode, please click Profile
to open the Motion Detection Profile Settings page as shown below. A total of three motion detection
windows can be configured on this page as well.
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Please follow the steps beolw to set up a profile:
1. Create a new motion detection window.
2. Check Enable this profile.
3. Select the applicable mode: Day mode, Night mode, or Schedule mode. Please manually enter a time
range if you choose Schedule mode.
4. Click Save to enable the settings and click Close to exit the page.
This motion detection window will also be displayed on the Event Settings page. You can go to Event
> Event settings > Trigger to choose it as a trigger source. Please refer to page 121 for detailed
information.
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NOTE NOTE:
► How does motion detection work?
A
C
B
D
There are two motion detection parameters: Sensitivity and Percentage. In the illustration above,
frame A and frame B are two sequential images. Pixel differences between the two frames are
detected and highlighted in gray (frame C) and will be compared with the sensitivity setting. Sensitivity
is a value that expresses the sensitivity to moving objects. Higher sensitivity settings are expected to
detect slight movements while smaller sensitivity settings will neglect them. When the sensitivity is set
to 70%, the Network Camera defines the pixels in the purple areas as “alerted pixels” (frame D).
Percentage is a value that expresses the proportion of “alerted pixels” to all pixels in the motion
detection window. In this case, 50% of pixels are identified as “alerted pixels”. When the percentage is
set to 30%, the motions are judged to exceed the defined threshold; therefore, the motion window will
be outlined in red.
For applications that require a high level of security management, it is suggested to use higher
sensitivity settings and smaller percentage values.
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Applications > DI and DO
Connect DI or DO devices to the camera's terminal block, the camera will automatically detect
the current connection state as pulled-high or pulled-low. You may then define the triggering
condition.
Digital input: Select High or Low to define the "active state" for the digital input. The Network
Camera will report the current status.
Digital output: Select Grounded or Open to define the "active state" for the digital output. The
Network Camera will show whether the trigger is activated or not.
Applications > Tampering detection
This section explains how to set up camera tamper detection. With tamper detection, the
camera is capable of detecting incidents such as redirection, blocking or defocusing, or even
spray paint.
Please follow the steps below to set up the camera tamper detection function:
1. Check Enable camera tampering detection.
2. The tamper alarm will be triggered only when the tampering factor (the difference between
current frame and pre-saved background) exceeds the trigger threshold.
3. Set up the event source as Camera Tampering Detection on Event > Event settings >
Trigger. Please refer to page 121 for detailed information.
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Applications > Audio detection
Audio detection, along with video motion detection, is applicable in the following scenarios:
1. Detection of activities not covered by camera view, e.g., a loud input by gun shots or breaking a
door/window.
2. A usually noisy environment, such as a factory, suddenly becomes quiet due to a breakdown of
machines.
3. A PTZ camera can be directed to turn to a preset point by the occurrence of audio events.
4. Dark environments where video motion detection may not function well.
The red circles indicate where the audio alarms can be triggered when breaching or falling below
the preset threshold.
How to configure Audio detection:
1. Once the Audio detection window is opened, the current sound input will be interactively
indicated by a fluctuating yellow wave diagram.
2. Use a mouse click to drag the Alarm level tab to a preferred location on the slide bar.
3. Select the “Enable audio detection“ checkbox and click Save to enable the feature.
NOTE:
1. Note that the volume numbers (0~100) on the side of wave diagram does not represent decibel
(dB). Sound intensity level has already been mapped to preset values. You can, however, use
the real-world inputs at your installation site that are shown on the wave diagram to configure
an alarm level.
2. To configure this feature, you must not mute the audio in Configuration > Media > Audio.
The default of the camera can be muted due to the lack of an internal microphone. An external
microphone is provided by users.
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You can use the Profile window to configure a different Audio detection setting. For example, a
place can be noisy in the day time and become very quiet in the night.
1. Click on the Enable this profile checkbox. Once the Audio detection window is opened, the
current sound input will be interactively indicated by a fluctuating yellow wave diagram.
2. Use a mouse click to drag the Alarm level tab to a preferred location on the slide bar.
3. Select the Day, Night, or Schedule mode check circles. You may also manually configure a
period of time during which this profile will take effect.
4. Click Save and then click Close to complete your configuration.
IMPORTANT:
• If the Alarm level and the received volume are set within a range of 20% on the wave
diagram, frequent alarms will be triggered. It is recommended to set the Alarm level
farther apart from the detected sound level.
• To configure and enable this feature, you must not configure video stream #1 into
Motion JPEG. If an external microphone input is connected and recording of audio
stream is preferred, audio stream is transmitted between camera and viewer/recording
station along with stream #1.
• Refer to page 62 for Audio settings, and page 58 for video streaming settings.
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Applications > VADP (VIVOTEK Application Development
Platform)
Users can store and execute VIVOTEK's or 3rd-party software modules onto the camera's
flash memory or SD card. These software modules can apply in video analysis for
intelligent video applications such as license plate recognition, object counting, or as an
agent for edge recording, etc.
• Once the software package is successfully uploaded, the module configuration (vadp.
xml) information is displayed. When uploading a module, the camera will examine
whether the module fits the predefined VADP requirements. Please contact technical
support or the vendor of your 3rd-party module for the parameters contained within.
• Users can also run VIVOTEK's VADP packages as a means to access updated
functionality instead of replacing the entire firmware.
• Note that for some cameras the flash is too small to hold VADP packages. These
cameras will have its "Save to SD card" checkbox selected and grayed-out for all time.
• The file system of SD card (FAT32) does not support soft (symbolic) link. It will return
failure if your module tries to create soft links on SD card.
To utilize a software module, acquire the software package and click Browse and Upload
buttons. The screen message for a successful upload is shown below:
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To start a module, select the checkcircle in front, and click the Start button.
If you should need to remove a module, select the checkcircle in front and then click the
Stop button. By then the module status will become OFF, and the X button will appear at
the end of the row. Click on the X button to remove an existing module.
When prompted by a confirm message, Click Yes to proceed.
Yes
No
Note that the actual memory consumed while operating the module will be indicated on the
Memory status field. This helps determine whether a running module has consumed too
much of system resources.
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Recording > Recording settings
This section explains how to configure the recording settings for the Network Camera.
Recording Settings
Insert your SD card and click here to test
NOTE NOTE:
► Please remember to format your SD card when using it for the first time. Please refer to page 125 for
detailed information.
Recording Settings
Click Add to open the recording setting window. On this page, you can define the adaptive recording,
recording source, recording schedule, and recording capacity. A total of 2 recording settings can be
configured.
■ Recording name: Enter a name for the recording setting.
■ Enable this recording: Select this option to enable video recording.
■ With adaptive recording:
Select this option will activate the frame rate control according to alarm trigger.
The frame control means that when there is a triggered alarm, the frame rate will raise up to the value
you’ve set on Video quality page. Please refer to page 59 for more information.
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If you enable adaptive recording and enable time-shift cache stream on Camera A, only when an event
is triggered on Camera A will the server record the full frame rate streaming data; otherwise, it will only
request the I frame data during normal monitoring, thus effectively save lots of bandwidths and storage
space.
NOTE:
► To enable adaptive recording, please make sure
you’ve set up the trigger source such as Motion
Detection, DI Device, or Manual Trigger.
Bandwidth
► When there is no alarm trigger:
- JPEG mode: record 1 frame per second.
- H.264 mode: record I frame only.
- MPEG-4 mode: record the I frame only.
I frame ---> Full frame rate ---> I frame
Bandwidth
Activity Adaptive Streaming
for Dynamic Frame Rate Control
► When the I frame period is >1s on Video settings
page, firmware will force decrease the I frame
period to 1s when adaptive recording is enabled.
Continuous recording
Time
The alarm trigger includes: motion detection and DI detection. Please refer to Event Settings on page 98.
■ Pre-event recording and post-event recording
The Network Camera has a buffer area; it temporarily holds data up to a certain limit. Enter a number
to decide the duration of recording before and after a trigger is activated.
■ Priority: Select the relative importance of this recording (High, Normal, or Low). Recording with a higher
priority setting will be executed first.
■ Source: Select a stream for the recording source.
NOTE
NOTE:
► To enable recording notification please configure Event settings first . Please refer to page 98.
Please follow the steps below to set up the recording.
1. Trigger
Select a trigger source.
■ Schedule: The server will start to record files on the local storage or network storage (NAS).
■ Network fail: Since network fail, the server will start to record files on the local storage (SD card).
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2. Destination
You can select the SD card or network storage (NAS) for the recorded video files.
NAS server
Click Add NAS server to open the server setting window and follow the steps below to set up:
1. Fill in the information for your server.
For example:
3
Network storage path
(\\server name or IP address\folder name)
1
2
4
User name and password for your server
2. Click Test to check the setting. The result will be shown in the pop-up window.
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If successful, you will receive a test.txt file on the network storage server.
3. Enter a server name.
4. Click Save to complete the settings and click Close to exit the page.
■ Capacity: You can choose either the entire free space available or limit the reserved space. The
recording size limit must be larger than the reserved amount for cyclic recording.
■ File name prefix: Enter the text that will be appended to the front of the file name.
■ Enable cyclic recording: If you check this item, when the maximum capacity is reached, the oldest file
will be overwritten by the latest one. The reserved amount is reserved for the transaction stage when
the storage space is about to be full and new data arrives. The minimum for the Reserved space must
be larger than 15 MBytes.
f you want to enable recording notification, please click Event to configure event triggering settings.
Please refer to Event > Event settings on page 98 for more details.
When completed, select Enable this recording. Click Save to enable the setting and click Close to exit
this page. When the system begins recording, it will send the recorded files to the network storage. The
new recording name will appear in the drop-down list on the recording page as shown below.
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To remove a recording setting from the list, select a recording name from the drop-down list and click
Delete.
■ Click Video (Name): Opens the Recording Settings page to modify.
■ Click ON (Status): The Status will become OFF and stop recording.
■ Click NAS (Destination): Opens the file list of recordings as shown below. For more information about
folder naming rules, please refer to page 122 for details.
20140910
20140911
20140912
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Local storage > SD card management
This section explains how to manage the local storage on the Network Camera. Here you can
view SD card status, and implement SD card control.
SD card staus
This column shows the status and reserved space of your SD card. Please remember to format the SD
card when using for the first time.
no SD card
SD card control
■ Enable cyclic storage: Check this item if you want to enable cyclic recording. When the maximum
capacity is reached, the oldest file will be overwritten by the latest one.
■ Enable automatic disk cleanup: Check this item and enter the number of days you wish to retain a file.
For example, if you enter “7 days”, the recorded files will be stored on the SD card for 7 days.
Click Save to enable your settings.
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Local storage > Content management
This section explains how to manage the content of recorded videos on the Network Camera. Here you
can search and view the records and view the searched results.
Searching and Viewing the Records
This column allows the user to set up search criteria for recorded data. If you do not select any criteria
and click Search button, all recorded data will be listed in the Search Results column.
■ File attributes: Select one or more items as your search criteria.
■ Trigger time: Manually enter the time range you want to search.
Click Search and the recorded data corresponding to the search criteria will be listed in Search Results
window.
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Search Results
The following is an example of search results. There are four columns: Trigger time, Media type,
Trigger type, and Locked. Click
to sort the search results in either direction.
Numbers of entries displayed
on one page
Enter a key word to filter the
search results
Highlight an item
■ View: Click on a search result which will highlight the selected item in purple as shown above.
Click the View button and a media window will pop up to play back the selected file.
For example:
Click to adjust the image size
■ Download: Click on a search result to highlight the selected item in purple as shown above. Then
click the Download button and a file download window will pop up for you to save the file.
■ JPEGs to AVI: This functions only applies to “JPEG“ format files such as snapshots. You can
select several snapshots from the list, then click this button. Those snapshots will be converted
into an AVI file.
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■ Lock/Unlock: Select the desired search results, then click this button. The selected items will become
Locked, which will not be deleted during cyclic recording. You can click again to unlock the selections.
For example:
Click to switch
pages
■ Remove: Select the desired search results, then click this button to delete the files.
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Appendix
URL Commands for the Network Camera
1. Overview
For some customers who already have their own web site or web control application, the Network
Camera/Video Server can be easily integrated through URL syntax. This section specifies the external
HTTP-based application programming interface. The HTTP-based camera interface provides the
functionality to request a single image, control camera functions (PTZ, output relay etc.), and get and set
internal parameter values. The image and CGI-requests are handled by the built-in Web server.
2. Style Convention
In URL syntax and in descriptions of CGI parameters, text within angle brackets denotes content that
is to be replaced with either a value or a string. When replacing the text string, the angle brackets
should also be replaced. An example of this is the description of the name for the server, denoted with
<servername> in the URL syntax description below, that is replaced with the string myserver in the URL
syntax example further down in the page.
URL syntax is denoted with the word "Syntax:" written in bold face followed by a box with the referenced
syntax as shown below. For example, name of the server is written as <servername> and is intended to
be replaced with the name of the actual server. This can either be a name, e.g., "mywebcam" or "thecam.
adomain.net" or the associated IP number for the server, e.g., 192.168.0.220.
Syntax:
http://<servername>/cgi-bin/viewer/video.jpg
Description of returned data is written with "Return:" in bold face followed by the returned data in a box. All data is
returned in HTTP format, i.e., each line is separated with a Carriage Return and Line Feed (CRLF) printed as \r\n.
Return:
HTTP/1.0 <HTTP code> <HTTP text>\r\n
URL syntax examples are written with "Example:" in bold face followed by a short description and a light grey box
with the example.
Example: request a single snapshot image
http://mywebserver/cgi-bin/viewer/video.jpg
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Technical Specifications
Technical Specifications
Model
Intelligent Video
IP8355H/55EH
Video Motion Detection
System Information
Triple-window video motion detection
Alarm and Event
Alarm Triggers
CPU
Multimedia SoC (System-on-Chip)
Flash
256 MB
RAM
384 MB
Alarm Events
Image Sensor
1/3" Progressive CMOS
General
Maximum Resolution
1280x1024 (1.3MP)
Lens Type
Vari-focal, Remote Focus
Focal Length
f = 3 ~ 9 mm
Aperture
F1.2 ~ F2.3
Auto-iris
P-iris
Field of View
34° ~ 80° (Horizontal)
Video motion detection, manual trigger, digital input, periodical
trigger, system boot, recording notification, camera tampering
detection
Event notification using digital output, HTTP, SMTP, FTP and
NAS server
File upload via HTTP, SMTP, FTP and NAS server
Camera Features
Smart Focus System
Connectors
Remote focus
RJ-45 for Network/PoE connection
Audio input/output
AV output
AC 24V power input
DC 12V power input
Digital input*1
Digital output*1
System power and status indicator
DC12V/AC24V
IEEE 802.3af PoE
IP8355H:
DC Max. 11 W
AC Max. 24.4 W
PoE Max. 11 W
IP8355EH:
DC Max. 30 W (Heater on), 8 W (Heater off)
AC Max. 30 W (Heater on), 8.8 W (Heater off)
PoE Max. 11 W (Heater off)
Ø: 91 mm x 221 mm
Body only
Net: 1,314g (IP8355EH), 1,270g (IP8355H)
With stand and sunshield
Net: 1,911g (IP8355EH), 1,867g (IP8355H)
Weather-proof IP67-rated housing
CE, LVD, FCC Class A, VCCI, C-Tick, UL
IP8355H:
Starting Temperature: -10°C ~ 50°C (14°F ~ 122°F)
Working Temperature: -20°C ~ 50°C (-4°F ~ 122°F)
IP8355EH:
Starting Temperature: -40°C ~ 50°C (-40°F ~ 122°F)
( PoE: -10°C ~ 50°C )
Working Temperature: -50°C ~ 50°C (-58°F ~ 122°F)
24 months
LED Indicator
Power Input
27° ~ 62° (Vertical)
44° ~ 101° (Diagonal)
Power Consumption
Shutter Time
1/5 sec. to 1/10,000 sec.
WDR Technology
WDR Pro II
Day/Night
Removable IR-cut filter for day & night function
Smart IR Technology to avoid overexposure
Minimum Illumination
0.04 Lux @ F1.2 (Color)
0.001 Lux @ F1.2 (B/W)
Pan/tilt/zoom Functionalities
ePTZ:
48x digital zoom (4x on IE plug-in,12x built in)
Dimensions
Weight
Built-in IR illuminators, effective up to 30 meters
IR Illuminators
IR LED*4, with Smart IR Technology
On-board Storage
Casing
Safety Certifications
Operating Temperature
SD/SDHC/SDXC card slot
Video
Compression
H.264, MJPEG
Maximum Frame Rate
30 fps @ 1280x1024
60 fps @ 1280x1024 (one-stream mode only)
In both compression modes
Warranty
Maximum Streams
2 simultaneous streams
S/N Ratio
64dB
Dynamic Range
140dB
Video Streaming
Adjustable resolution, quality and bitrate
Image Settings
Time stamp, text overlay, flip & mirror
System Requirements
configurable brightness, contrast, saturation, sharpness, white
balance, exposure control, gain, backlight compensation, privacy
masks, scheduled profile settings, 3D Noise Reduction, EIS,
Operating System
Web Browser
Microsoft Windows 8/7/Vista/XP/2000
Mozilla Firefox 7~10 (streaming only)
Internet Explorer 7/8/9/10
VLC: 1.1.11 or above
Quicktime: 7 or above
Other Players
Included Accessories
CD
User's manual, quick installation guide, Installation Wizard 2,
ST7501 32-channel recording software
Quick installation guide, warranty card, sun shield, wall mount
bracket, waterproof RJ45 Ethernet enclosure, alignment sticker,
desiccant bag, waterproof connector
Video Rotation
Others
Audio Capability
Two-way audio (full duplex)
Compression
AAC, G.711, G.726
Dimensions
Interface
External microphone input
Audio
Audio output
97 mm
Live viewing for up to 10 clients
Protocols
IPv4, IPv6, TCP/IP, HTTP, HTTPS, UPnP, RTSP/RTP/RTCP,
IGMP, SMTP, FTP, DHCP, NTP, DNS, DDNS, PPPoE, CoS,
QoS, SNMP, 802.1X, UDP, ICMP
Interface
10Base-T/100 BaseTX Ethernet (RJ-45)
ONVIF
Supported, specification available at www.onvif.org
221 mm
Users
296 mm
221 mm
91 mm
Network
Compatible Accessories
Mounting Kits
PoE Kits
AM-311
AM-411
POE-IJ-1748NDN
Pole Mount Adaptor
Corner Mount Adaptor
PoE injector, 802.3af compliant
All specifications are subject to change without notice. Copyright © VIVOTEK INC. All rights reserved.
Distributed by:
Ver 1.3
VIVOTEK INC.
6F, No.192, Lien-Cheng Rd., Chung-Ho,
New Taipei City, 235, Taiwan, R.O.C.
T: +886-2-82455282 F: +886-2-82455532
E: [email protected]
VIVOTEK USA
2050 Ringwood Avenue,
San Jose, CA 95131
T: 408-773-8686 F: 408-773-8298
E: [email protected]
VIVOTEK Europe
Randstad 22-133, 1316BW Almere,
The Netherlands
E: [email protected]
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Technical Specifications
Model
Alarm and Event
IP8365H/65EH
Alarm Triggers
System Information
CPU
Flash
RAM
Multimedia SoC (System-on-Chip)
256 MB
384 MB
Shutter Time
WDR Technology
Day/Night
Minimum Illumination
Pan/tilt/zoom
Functionalities
IR Illuminators
On-board Storage
1/2.8" Progressive CMOS
1920x1080 (2MP)
Vari-focal, Remote Focus
f = 3 ~ 9 mm
F1.2 ~ F2.3
P-Iris
39° ~ 89° (Horizontal)
22° ~ 49° (Vertical)
44° ~ 103° (Diagonal)
1/5 sec. to 1/10,000 sec.
WDR Pro
Removable IR-cut filter for day & night function
Smart IR Technology to avoid overexposure
0.11 Lux @ F1.2 (Color)
0.001 Lux @ F1.2 (B/W)
ePTZ:
48x digital zoom (4x on IE plug-in,12x built in)
Built-in IR illuminators, effective up to 30 meters
IR LED*4, with Smart IR Technology
SD/SDHC/SDXC card slot
Video
Compression
Maximum Frame Rate
Maximum Streams
S/N Ratio
Dynamic Range
Video Streaming
Image Settings
Alarm Events
General
Camera Features
Image Sensor
Maximum Resolution
Lens Type
Focal Length
Aperture
Auto-iris
Field of View
Video motion detection, manual trigger, digital input,
periodical trigger, system boot, recording notification,
camera tampering detection
Event notification using digital output, HTTP, SMTP,
FTP and NAS server
File upload via HTTP, SMTP, FTP and NAS server
H.264, MJPEG
30 fps @ 1920x1080
60 fps @ 1920x1080 (one-stream mode only)
In both compression modes
2 simultaneous streams
62dB
100dB
Adjustable resolution, quality and bitrate
Time stamp, text overlay, flip & mirror
configurable brightness, contrast, saturation, sharpness,
white balance, exposure control, gain, backlight
compensation, privacy masks, scheduled profile
settings, 3D Noise Reduction, EIS, Video Rotation
Audio
Smart Focus System
Connectors
LED Indicator
Power Input
Power Consumption
Dimensions
Weight
Casing
Safety Certifications
Operating Temperature
Warranty
System Requirements
Operating System
Web Browser
Microsoft Windows 8/7/Vista/XP/2000
Mozilla Firefox 7~10 (streaming only)
Internet Explorer 7/8/9/10
VLC: 1.1.11 or above
Quicktime: 7 or above
Other Players
Included Accessories
CD
Audio Capability
Compression
Interface
Two-way audio (full duplex)
AAC, G.711, G.726
External microphone input
Audio output
Dimensions
296 mm
221 mm
91 mm
97 mm
221 mm
Live viewing for up to 10 clients
IPv4, IPv6, TCP/IP, HTTP, HTTPS, UPnP,
RTSP/RTP/RTCP, IGMP, SMTP, FTP, DHCP, NTP,
DNS, DDNS, PPPoE, CoS, QoS, SNMP, 802.1X, UDP,
ICMP
10Base-T/100 BaseTX Ethernet (RJ-45)
Supported, specification available at www.onvif.org
Interface
ONVIF
User's manual, quick installation guide, Installation
Wizard 2, ST7501 32-channel recording software
Quick installation guide, warranty card, sun shield, wall
mount bracket, waterproof RJ45 Ethernet enclosure,
alignment sticker, desiccant bag, waterproof connector
Others
Network
Users
Protocols
Remote focus
RJ-45 for Network/PoE connection
Audio input/output
AV output
AC 24V power input
DC 12V power input
Digital input*1
Digital output*1
System power and status indicator
DC12V/AC24V
IEEE 802.3af PoE
IP8365H:
DC Max. 11 W
AC Max. 24.4 W
PoE Max. 11 W
IP8365EH:
DC Max. 30 W (Heater on), 8 W (Heater off)
AC Max. 30 W (Heater on), 8.8 W (Heater off)
PoE Max. 11 W (Heater off)
Ø: 91mm x 221mm
Body only
Net: 1,314g (IP8365EH), 1,270g (IP8365H)
With stand and sunshield
Net: 1,911g (IP8365EH), 1,867g (IP8365H)
Weather-proof IP67-rated housing
CE, LVD, FCC Class A, VCCI, C-Tick, UL
IP8365H:
Starting Temperature: -10°C ~ 50°C (14°F ~ 122°F)
Working Temperature: -20°C ~ 50°C (-4°F ~ 122°F)
IP8365EH:
Starting Temperature: -40°C ~ 50°C (-40°F ~ 122°F)
( PoE: -10°C ~ 50°C )
Working Temperature: -50°C ~ 50°C (-58°F ~ 122°F)
24 months
Intelligent Video
Video Motion Detection
Triple-window video motion detection
Compatible Accessories
Mounting Kits
PoE Kits
AM-311
AM-411
POE-IJ-1748NDN
Pole Mount Adaptor
Corner Mount Adaptor
PoE injector, 802.3af compliant
All specifications are subject to change without notice. Copyright © VIVOTEK INC. All rights reserved.
Distributed by:
Ver 1.2
VIVOTEK INC.
6F, No.192, Lien-Cheng Rd., Chung-Ho,
New Taipei City, 235, Taiwan, R.O.C.
T: +886-2-82455282 F: +886-2-82455532
E: [email protected]
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VIVOTEK USA
2050 Ringwood Avenue,
San Jose, CA 95131
T: 408-773-8686 F: 408-773-8298
E: [email protected]
VIVOTEK Europe
Randstad 22-133, 1316BW Almere,
The Netherlands
E: [email protected]
VIVOTEK
Technology License Notice
MPEG-4 AAC Technology
THIS PRODUCT IS LICENSED UNDER THE MPEG-4 AAC AUDIO PATENT LICENSE. THIS PRODUCT MAY
NOT BE DECOMPILED, REVERSE-ENGINEERED OR COPIED, EXCEPT WITH REGARD TO PC SOFTWARE,
OF WHICH YOU MAY MAKE SINGLE COPIES FOR ARCHIVAL PURPOSES. FOR MORE INFORMATION,
PLEASE REFER TO HTTP://WWW.VIALICENSING.COM.
AMR-NB Standard
THIS PRODUCT IS LICENSED UNDER THE AMR-NB STANDARD PATENT LICENSE AGREEMENT. WITH
RESPECT TO THE USE OF THIS PRODUCT, THE FOLLOWING LICENSORS’ PATENTS MAY APPLY:
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Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC)
FCC Statement
This device compiles with FCC Rules Part 15. Operation is subject to the following two conditions.
■ This device may not cause harmful interference, and
■ This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired
operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant
to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency
energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference
to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a partial
installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which
can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following measures:
■ Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
■ Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
■ Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
■ Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Shielded interface cables must be used in order to comply with emission limits.
CE Mark Warning
This is a Class B product. In a domestic environment, this product may cause radio interference, in which
case the user may be required to take adequate measures.
VCCI Warning
この装置は、情報処理装置等電波障害自主規制協議会(VCCI)の基準にづくクラスB情報技術装置
です。この装置は、家庭環境で使用することを目的としていますが、この装置がラジオやテレビジョン
受信機に近接して使用されると、受信障害を引き起こすことがあります。
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Liability
VIVOTEK Inc. 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. VIVOTEK Inc. 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 any particular purpose.
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