UltraView IP Box Day/Night Range Camera User Manual

UltraView IP Box
Day/Night Range Camera
User Manual
P/N 1070140-EN • REV 1.0 • ISS 05NOV10
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Authorized EU manufacturing representative:
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FCC compliance
European Union
Class A: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with
the limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC
Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection
against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a
commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses, and can
radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instruction manual, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications. Operation of this equipment in
a residential area is likely to cause harmful interference in which
case the user will be required to correct the interference at his own
2004/108/EC (EMC directive): Hereby, UTC Fire & Security declares
that this device is in compliance with the essential requirements and
other relevant provisions of Directive 2004/108/EC.
2002/96/EC (WEEE directive): Products marked with this symbol
cannot be disposed of as unsorted municipal waste in the European
Union. For proper recycling, return this product to your local supplier
upon the purchase of equivalent new equipment, or dispose of it at
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Introduction 3
Product description 3
Features 3
Installation 4
Installation environment 4
Package contents 4
Cable requirements 4
Setting up the camera 5
Camera description 6
Lenses 6
Mounting the camera 6
Connections 7
Alarm connection 7
Connecting analog cables 8
Setting the camera DIP switches 8
Description of the DIP switch settings 9
System configuration 11
Software requirements 11
Windows Vista and 7 users 11
Accessing the camera over the internet 12
Overview of monitoring and configuring the system 12
Live viewing 13
Monitoring the system 13
Configuring the camera and network 15
Specifications 18
Warranty and contact information 19
Warranty information 19
Contacting support 19
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Product description
The UltraView IP box day/night range camera uses a digital signal processor
(DSP) to process video signals. The video camera includes a microcontroller to
provide high-quality images with high-color reproduction and sharp pictures.
Product codes:
Camera features include:
H.264-SVC video compression with multistream capability.
Super HAD (hole accumulated diode) technology with 470,000 PAL (410,000
pixels NTSC).
Use of LSI (large scale integration) digital processors to produce 4CIF
resolution images (540 lines of horizontal resolution analog).
High-resolution picture production using digital signal processors for
horizontal and vertical aperture enhancement.
Smart digital automatic BLC (back light control).
Advanced autoexposure system to optimize the amount of light to the imager.
Internal or line lock external synchronization.
Long life and high reliability.
DIP switch control of camera settings.
Signal-to-noise ratio better than 48 dB.
Power over Ethernet (PoE) or Isolated switching power 12 VDC or 24 VAC.
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Installation environment
When installing your product, consider these factors:
Electrical: Install electrical wiring carefully. It should be done by qualified
service personnel. Always use a proper PoE switch or a 12 VDC or 24 VAC
UL listed Class 2 or CE certified power supply to power the camera. Do not
overload the power cord or adapter.
Ventilation: Ensure that the location planned for the installation of the
camera is well ventilated.
Temperature: Do not operate the camera beyond the specified temperature,
humidity or power source ratings. The operating temperature of the camera is
between -30 to +50°C (-22 to +122°F). Humidity is below 90%.
Moisture: Do not expose the camera to rain or moisture, or try to operate it in
wet areas. Turn the power off immediately if the camera is wet and ask a
qualified service person for servicing. Moisture can damage the camera and
also create the danger of electric shock.
Servicing: Do not attempt to service this camera yourself. Any attempt to
dismantle or remove the covers from this product will invalidate the warranty
and may also result in serious injury. Refer all servicing to qualified service
WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire or electronic shock, do not expose the
camera to rain or moisture and do not remove the cover or back.
Package contents
The camera is shipped with the following items:
The camera assembly
1 channel passive video transceiver
AC power wiring harness
150 mm DC jack to terminal adapter
Cable requirements
For proper operation, adhere to the following cable and power requirements for
the cameras. Category 5 cabling or better is recommended. All network cabling
must be installed according to applicable codes and regulations.
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Table 1 below lists the requirements for the cables that connect to the camera.
Table 1: Recommended cable requirements
Cable type
75 ohm RS-59 coaxial cable with BNC ends
24 VAC cable
Setting up the camera
Note: If the light source where the camera is installed experiences rapid, widevariations in lighting, the camera may not operate as intended.
To quickly put the camera into operation:
1. Connect the lens to the camera.
2. Prepare the mounting surface and mount the camera to the wall/ceiling using
the appropriate fasteners.
3. Connect the cables to the camera.
4. Connect a CCTV monitor to the system to program the camera.
5. Set the camera’s DIP switches, which are located on the rear of the camera,
to suit the camera’s location. See “Setting the camera DIP switches” on page
6. Set up the camera’s network and streaming parameters so that the camera
can be controlled over the network. See “Accessing the camera over the
internet” on page 12.
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Camera description
Figure 1: Side view of box camera
1. Auto iris lens connector
Video-type auto iris lens connection:
A. Video (white); B. Power; C. NC;
D. GND (black)
DC-type auto iris lens connection:
A. Driving coil (+);B. Damping coil (+);
C. Damping coil (-); D. Driving coil (-)
2. Camera
3. Backfocus adjustment
4. Lens (auto iris lens shown. Manual lens has
no cable.) Not included
5. Backfocus lock screw
6. Auto iris lens cable. Not included
Attach a manual lens using an auto electronic shutter (AES) lens or attach an
auto iris (AI) lens.
Mounting the camera
To mount the camera, attach the camera to the prepared mounting surface using
the appropriate mount.
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Figure 2: Rear panel of camera
1. Power LED.
2. Reset button.
Press to reset camera to factory default
3. Ethernet RJ45 port.
Connect to network devices.
5. Alarm input and output.
Connect to be able to trigger an alarm at
the network device.
6. Power supply.
Connect 12 VDC or 24 VDC power supply.
7. Video output.
Connect to a CCTV monitor
4. DIP switches.
Configure camera settings.
Alarm connection
Figure 3: DC alarm input and output wiring
1. OUT
2. GND
3. IN
4. GND
Table 2: Description of alarm connections
Alarm input
TTL. Compliant with 48 V input voltage.
Connector type
Screw terminal
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Alarm output
Open collector. Compliant with 48 V external power.
Connector type
Screw terminal
Connecting analog cables
Connect a standard CCTV monitor to the system to adjust the quality of the video
image using the DIP switches. The DIP switches can also be adjusted when
connected to the IP system.
To connect the cables:
1. Connect a coaxial cable from the camera’s BNC connector to a CCTV
monitor or video recording device.
2. Connect a PoE switch, a 12 VDC or 24 VAC power supply to the power input.
Do not connect both the PoE connection and DC or AC connection at the
same time. The label on the camera gives the following information:
Red cable. Power in.
Black cable. Power in.
White cable. Video out.
Black cable. Video ground.
Note: For 24 VAC or 12 VDC, Black or Red may be used for ground.
Setting the camera DIP switches
You can set up six camera functions using the DIP switch bank on the rear of the
camera. Figure 4 below shows the DIP switch layout. See “Description of the DIP
switch settings” on page 9 for information on these functions.
Figure 4: DIP switch layout (located on rear of camera)
ON (Default)
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Table 3: DIP switch functions
White balance
ON: ATW mode; OFF: PTL mode
Backlight compensation
ON: BLC off; OFF: BLC on
AI/AE exposure
ON: Auto iris (AI) mode; OFF: Auto exposure (AE) mode
Day/Night setting
ON: Auto Day/Night mode; OFF: Color mode only
ON: Normal; OFF: Mirror Enable
Flickerless control
ON: Normal; OFF: Flickerless enabled
Description of the DIP switch settings
White balance (WB)
White balance tells the camera what the color white looks like. Based on this
information, the camera will then display all colors correctly.
There are two methods to determine the WB:
ATW (auto tracking white balance). The value used depends on the lighting
condition selected. It ensures reliable color reproduction when lighting
conditions change frequently.
PTL (push-to-lock) white balance. WB is fixed at the moment the DIP switch it
set to ON.
Backlight compensation (BLC)
The backlight compensation function improves image quality when the
background illumination is high. It prevents the object in the center from
appearing too dark.
AI/AE exposure
Use this setting to select the method the camera uses to adjust to different light
This function controls if the camera switches to day/night mode. The camera
produces high-quality color video during the day or when light levels are high. It
then switches monochrome and removes the infrared filter to improve IR
sensitivity at night or when light levels are low. There is an option to force the
camera to stay in color mode and not go into monochrome mode no matter the
light level.
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Use this function to change the original image into a mirror image (horizontal).
Flickerless control
Flickerless control eliminates the flicker caused by the differences between the
frequencies (60 Hz) of the ionization of the gas in a fluorescent light bulb with
that of the vertical frequency (59.95 Hz) in the camera. Although the difference is
very small, it results in a slight flicker at the top of the monitor scene or, in video
over IP applications, it would be interpreted as motion. Flickerless control helps
reduce the file size and transfer bit rates of compressed video images.
Reset button
Use this button to reset the camera to factory defaults including camera and
network settings. With the camera powered on press the red reset button for 10
to 15 seconds. The red LED indicator light flashes when the reset signal is
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System configuration
This chapter explains how to configure the camera through a Web browser.
Software requirements
The UVD-IP camera requires:
Microsoft Internet Explorer
A VLC player ActiveX plug-in is required to play video when Internet Explorer
is used to monitor the camera.
Figure 5: ActiveX plug-in option
Windows Vista and 7 users
Internet Explorer for Windows Vista and Windows 7 operating systems have
increased security measures to protect your PC from any malicious software
being installed.
To have complete functionality of the Web browser interface with Windows Vista
and Windows 7, do the following:
Run the Browser interface and the DVR player application as an administrator
in your workstation
Add the camera’s IP address to your browser’s list of trusted sites
To add the camera’s IP address to Internet Explorer’s list of trusted sites:
1. Open Internet Explorer.
2. Click Tools, and then Internet Options.
3. Click the Security tab, and then select the Trusted sites icon.
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4. Click the Sites button.
5. Clear the “Require server verification (https:) for all sites in this zone” box.
6. Enter the IP address in the “Add this website to the zone” field.
7. Click Add, and then click Close.
8. Click OK in the Internet Options dialog screen.
9. Connect to the camera for full browser functionality.
Accessing the camera over the internet
The camera can be configured using an internet browser such as Microsoft
Internet Explorer (IE).
You must have administrator rights on your PC in order to configure the camera
over the internet.
To view camera images via a Network Video Recorder or similar digital video
system, please refer to the documentation associated with that system.
To access the camera online:
1. Configure your host PC/laptop within the same subnet as the camera’s
default IP address, for example:
2. In the Web browser enter the camera’s default fixed IP address
The login dialog box appears.
3. Enter the username and password:
Login: admin
Password: admin
4. Click OK. The UltraView IP box day/night range camera's home page
Overview of monitoring and configuring the system
Use the menu toolbar on the top of every screen to access the various screens
for monitoring and configuring the camera. There are five options:
Home: Return to the home page.
Live view: View images in live mode.
Monitoring: Display information on the health of the device, system
configuration, video ports and network interfaces. See “Monitoring the
system” on page 13.
Administration: Define the network parameters, access rights and video
formats. See “Configuring the camera and network” on page 15.
Restart: Restart the device. This is required, for example, to reboot the
system for changes to be implemented. However, if the network connection is
lost as a result of the configuration changes made, you must reconfigure the
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camera by pressing the Reset button on the rear of the camera. The settings
return to factory default.
The menu toolbar with these options is displayed along the top of all screens so
is always easily available.
Live viewing
Use this menu option to view live mode. Using the mouse, click the Live View
option in the menu toolbar.
Click the Stop button to stop live view and then the Play button to restart it.
You can watch different video streams in live view. However, these must be first
set up in the VisioWave CSS system.
Monitoring the system
Use this menu option to check the status and configuration of the camera and
network parameters.
Using the mouse, click the Monitoring option in the menu toolbar. The screen
displays five icons. By default, the Health Metrics screen is shown. Clicking each
icon will list the relevant values underneath.
The system date and time must be set up using a NVR server in order for the
date and time to be synchronized.
Click the Refresh button on the bottom of the screen to update the information
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Figure 6: Monitoring screen (Health metrics shown)
Table 4: Description of the Monitoring screen
Health metrics
Displays the health status of the camera. The items
listed are:
CPU temperature (°C)
Core voltage
Power supply voltage +1.2 V
Power supply voltage +1.8 V
Power supply voltage +5 V
Power supply voltage +12 V
Free memory
CPU usage
System data and time. A red value means that the
device is not synchronized with an NTP server.
Values displayed in green are normal. Those in red
are abnormal.
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System configuration
Displays information on the system configuration and
status. The items listed are:
Video ports
Network interfaces
Equipment name
Serial number of the device
Software revision
U-boot revision
Software recovery revision
Displays information on the video ports status and
configuration. The items listed are:
TCP port
Format. Shows PAL or NTCP
FPS. Frame rate
Status. Normal status is displayed in green.
Abnormal status is displayed in red.
Displays information on the network configuration and
status. The items listed are:
Cable status
Tx packets
Tx errors
MAC address
Default Gateway
Ethernet configuration
Rx packets
Rx errors
Configuring the camera and network
Use this menu to configure the camera and network parameters.
Using the mouse, click the Administration option in the menu toolbar. The
screen displays five icons. By default, the Network Configuration screen is
shown. Clicking each icon will display a different screen that allow you to
configure different parameters. See Figure 7 on page 16.
The system will prompt you to reboot in order for any changes made to take
effect. Click Restart in the toolbar to reboot the system.
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Figure 7: Network configuration screen
Table 5: Description of the Administration screen
Network configuration
Defines the network parameters.
You can assign an IP address either automatically or
manually by selecting one of these options:
DHCP. For automatic installation check the box
“DHCP Auto Configuration of IP Address”. This option
is disabled by default.
— or —
Static IP. For manual installation enter the IP
address, Network mask, Broadcast address and
Gateway address values. The default IP address is
Click the Apply button to save the changes.
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Video port format
Defines the video format used, PAL or NTSC.
Check one of the format boxes. Click OK to save the
Note: This parameter is unavailable if the camera has
been configured through a Central Configuration
Server or VisioWave Security Center.
Change administrative
Defines the administrative password used to access
the system. The factory default admin password is
“admin”. It is recommended that is this changed for
security reasons.
Note: Keep the admin password in a safe place. If
you should forget it, you must reset the camera
configurations to default by pressing the Reset button
on the rear of the camera.
In the Enter old password edit box enter the current
admin password. In the Enter new password edit
box enter the new admin password and confirm it.
Click the Change administrative password button
to save the changes.
In the menu toolbar then click the Restart option. The
Restart screen appears. Click OK to reboot the
system to implement the changes.
File firmware update
Updates the firmware.
The camera firmware is stored in the flash memory.
Use this option to write the firmware into the flash
When you upgrade the firmware, all existing settings
are unchanged. Only the new features are added with
their default settings.
Click the Browse button the locate the updated
firmware and then press the Upload firmware file to
start the update.
Configuration download
Lists all the configuration information.
You can download it to a file on your computer or
another location. Click the Save the configuration
button to download this information and enter the
download destination.
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Image sensor
1/3-in. interline transfer Super HAD CCD
S/N ratio
> 50 dB
0 or 36 dB
Analog Out
540 TVL color
Video compression
H.264-SVC compression
Frame rate
PAL (704 × 576 @ 25 fps); NTSC (704 × 480 @ 30 fps)
Auto-sensing Ethernet 10/100Mbit LAN port
IP Multicast, Unicast and Multi-Unicast Support
Operating temperature
-30 to +50 °C (-22 to +122 °F)
Dimensions (W × H × D)
75 × 53 × 168 mm (2.93 × 2.1 × 6.6 inches)
690 g (21.5 oz.)
Power consumption
8W (12VDC); 6.4W (12VDC); 6.7W (PoE)
Power supply
24 VAC ±10% / 12 VDC ±10%, PoE
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Warranty and contact information
Warranty information
The warranty period for the UltraView IP box day/night range camera is three
years from the date of delivery.
Contacting support
For help installing, operating, maintaining, and troubleshooting this product, refer
to this document and any other documentation provided. If you still have
questions, contact us during business hours (Monday through Friday, excluding
Table 6: Technical support
North America
888 GE Security (888.437.3287) Toll-free in the US, Puerto Rico, and Canada.
+1.503.885.5700 outside of the toll-free area.
888.329.0332 (Tualatin tech support)
+1.561.998.6232 (Boca Raton tech support)
Europe, Middle East, and Africa
Select Customer Support at www.gesecurity.eu
Go to http://www.utcfs.com.au and select SUPPORT > Technical Support
Latin America
+1 305.593.4300
China, India, Singapore, Taiwan, Southeast Asia
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