USER`S MANUAL AXIS P33 Series AXIS P3343 Network Camera

USER`S MANUAL AXIS P33 Series AXIS P3343 Network Camera
USER’S MANUAL
AXIS P33 Series
AXIS P3343 Network Camera
AXIS P3343-V Network Camera
AXIS P3343-VE Network Camera
AXIS P3344 Network Camera
AXIS P3344-V Network Camera
AXIS P3344-VE Network Camera
AXIS P33 Series User’s Manual
Notices
This manual is intended for administrators and users of the AXIS P33
Series, and is applicable for firmware release 5.20 and later. It includes
instructions for using and managing the camera on your network.
Previous experience of networking will be of use when using this
product. Some knowledge of UNIX or Linux-based systems may also be
beneficial, for developing shell scripts and applications. Later versions
of this document will be posted to the Axis Website, as required. See
also the product’s online help, available via the Web-based interface.
The AXIS P33 Series support ONVIF v1.0. For more information about
ONVIF go to www.onvif.org For more information about enabling ONVIF
go to the developers page at www.axis.com
Liability
Every care has been taken in the preparation of this manual. Please
inform your local Axis office of any inaccuracies or omissions. Axis
Communications AB cannot be held responsible for any technical or
typographical errors and reserves the right to make changes to the
product and manuals without prior notice. Axis Communications AB
makes no warranty of any kind with regard to the material contained
within this document, including, but not limited to, the implied
warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Axis
Communications AB shall not be liable nor responsible for incidental or
consequential damages in connection with the furnishing, performance
or use of this material.
Intellectual Property Rights
Axis AB has intellectual property rights relating to technology
embodied in the product described in this document. In particular, and
without limitation, these intellectual property rights may include one or
more of the patents listed at http://www.axis.com/patent.htm and one
or more additional patents or pending patent applications in the US and
other countries.
This product contains licensed third-party software. See the menu item
“About” in the product’s user interface for more information.
This product contains source code copyright Apple Computer, Inc.,
under the terms of Apple Public Source License 2.0 (see
http://www.opensource.apple.com/apsl/).
The source code is available from:
http://developer.apple.com/darwin/projects/bonjour/
Equipment Modifications
This equipment must be installed and used in strict accordance with the
instructions given in the user documentation. This equipment contains
no user-serviceable components. Unauthorized equipment changes or
modifications will invalidate all applicable regulatory certifications and
approvals.
Trademark Acknowledgments
Apple, Boa, Bonjour, Ethernet, Internet Explorer, Linux, Microsoft,
Mozilla, Netscape Navigator, OS/2, Real, QuickTime, UNIX, Windows,
WWW are registered trademarks of the respective holders. Java and all
Java-based trademarks and logos are trademarks or registered
trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other
countries. Axis Communications AB is independent of Sun Microsystems
Inc.
UPnPTM is a certification mark of the UPnPTM Implementers Corporation.
Support
Should you require any technical assistance, please contact your Axis
reseller. If your questions cannot be answered immediately, your
reseller will forward your queries through the appropriate channels to
ensure a rapid response. If you are connected to the Internet, you can:
• download user documentation and firmware updates
• find answers to resolved problems in the FAQ database. Search by
product, category, or phrases
• report problems to Axis support by logging in to your private support
area
• visit Axis Support at www.axis.com/techsup
AXIS P33 Series User’s Manual
Rev. 1.4
Copyright© Axis Communications AB, 2010
June 2010 Part no. 39550
AXIS P33 Series - Table of contents
Contents
AXIS P33 Series . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Key features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Hardware overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
LED indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Unit connectors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Accessing the Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Access from a browser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Setting the root password . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Access from the internet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
The Live View page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Video Streams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
How to stream H.264 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Motion JPEG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Alternative methods of accessing the video stream . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Video & Audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Video Stream . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Stream Profiles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Camera Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
View Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Overlay Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Privacy Mask . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Focus & Zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Audio Clips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Live View Config . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
PTZ Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Preset Positions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Guard Tour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Advanced . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Event Servers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Event Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Camera Tampering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Motion Detection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Port Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Recordings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
System Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Date & Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
LED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
About . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Resetting to Factory Default Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Checking the Firmware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Upgrading the Firmware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Technical Specifications for AXIS P3343 Series . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Technical Specifications for AXIS P3344 Series . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
General performance considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Glossary of Terms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
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AXIS P33 Series
AXIS P33 Series
This manual is relevant to the following network cameras:
AXIS P3343 Network Camera Series
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AXIS P3343 Network Camera
AXIS P3343-V Network Camera
AXIS P3343-VE Network Camera
AXIS P3344 Network Camera Series
• AXIS P3344 Network Camera
• AXIS P3344-V Network Camera
• AXIS P3344-VE Network Camera
The information in this manual applies to all these camera types except where otherwise stated.
Model
Standard
Vandal
Vandal and
Environmental
casing (VE)
Network Camera
Features
AXIS P3343 Network Camera Series
Resolution 800x600
AXIS P3344 Network Camera Series
Megapixel resolution up to 1280x800
AXIS P3343 Network Camera
AXIS P3344 Network Camera
Indoor use
Built-in microphone
AXIS P3343-V Network Camera
AXIS P3344-V Network Camera
Indoor use, vandal-resistant
Built-in microphone
AXIS P3343-VE Network Camera
AXIS P3344-VE Network Camera
Outdoor use, vandal-resistant
Equipped with fan and heater
Outdoor-proof design for maximum protection
(IP66 Ingress Protection rating)
The AXIS P33 Series includes high-performance network cameras for professional surveillance and remote monitoring. The
discreet, vandal-resistant and outdoor-proof design of some of these cameras provides maximum protection in harsh
environmental conditions. The built-in heater and fan protect against low and high temperatures respectively and help
prevent the glass from misting over. Supported by the industry’s largest base of video management software, the AXIS P33
Series provide the perfect solution for securing prisons, schools, car park buildings, railway stations and other facilities over
the local area network or across the Internet.
The compact and cost-efficient design enables easy and flexible installation with tamper-proof mounting on wall or ceiling. It
allows for versatile adjustment by panning, tilting and rotating the lens to any camera angle desired.
The built-in Power over Ethernet support enables power to the camera to be delivered via the network, eliminating the need
for a power outlet and reducing installation costs. In addition, the consolidation of power gives higher reliability if connected
to a central Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS). These network cameras also offer a comprehensive set of network security
features such as multi-level password protection, IP address filtering, HTTPS encryption, network authentication, and access.
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Key features
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Superior image quality
These cameras offer superior image quality with progressive scan, providing crisp and clear images of both illuminated
and dark areas.
Easy installation
These network cameras are easy to install. They also come with Power over Ethernet that supplies power to the camera via the network, eliminating the need for power cables, and reducing installation costs.
Multiple H.264, and Motion JPEG streams
Multiple H.264 and Motion JPEG streams can be provided either in full frame rate or individually optimized for different quality needs and bandwidth constraints.
Intelligent video capabilities
These network cameras offer intelligent capabilities such as enhanced video motion detection, and detection of camera tampering attempts like blocking or spray-painting. The camera also provides capacity for third party analytics
modules.
Improved security
These network cameras log all user access, and list currently connected users. They also include hardware accelerated
crypto, which means that full frame rate video can be provided over HTTPS. The vandal-resistant casing that most of
them have make them safe and less vulnerable to destruction.
Wide temperature range operability
These network cameras can function in temperatures ranging from -40°c to +55°c.
Local storage
There is local storage to record to and play back video from an SD card.
Motorized zoom and focus
The zoom and focus for these network cameras can be set remotely over the network.
ONVIF
This is a global interface standard that makes it easier for end users, integrators, consultants, and manufacturers to
take advantage of the possibilities offered by network video technology. ONVIF enables interoperability between different vendor products, increased flexibility, reduced cost, and future-proof systems.
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AXIS P33 Series
Hardware overview
mounting bracket
unit casing
SD memory card slot
camera unit
holes for cables
routed through the wall
weather shield (AXIS P3343-VE
AXIS P3344-VE)
serial no.
holes for cables
routed along the wall
dome cover
Camera unit
audio out
control button
LED connectors
network connector
audio in
LED indicators
LED
Color
Indication
Network
Green
Steady for connection to a 100 Mbit/s network. Flashes for network activity.
Amber
Steady for connection to 10 Mbit/s network. Flashes for network activity.
Unlit
No network connection.
Green
Steady green for normal operation.
Note: The Status LED can be configured to be unlit during normal operation, or to
flash only when the camera is accessed. To configure, go to Setup > System
Options > LED settings. See the online help files for more information.
Amber
Steady during startup, flashes once during reset to factory default or when restoring settings.
Red
Slow flash for failed upgrade.
Green
Normal operation.
Amber
Flashes green/amber during firmware upgrade.
Status
Power
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Unit connectors
Network connector - RJ-45 Ethernet connector. Supports Power over Ethernet. Using shielded cables is recommended.
Audio in - 3.5mm input for a mono microphone, or a line-in mono signal (left channel is used from a stereo signal).
Audio out - Audio output (line level) that can be connected to a public address (PA) system or an active speaker with a
built-in amplifier. A pair of headphones can also be attached. A stereo connector must be used for the audio out.
SDHC memory card slot - The high capacity SD memory card can be used for local recording with removable storage.
I/O terminal connector - Used in applications for e.g. motion detection, event triggering, time lapse
recording and alarm notifications. It provides the interface to:
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1 transistor output - For connecting external devices such as relays and LEDs. Connected
Pin4
Pin2
devices can be activated by the VAPIX Application Programming Interface (API), by the outPin3
Pin1
put buttons on the Live View page or by an Event Type. The output will show as active
(shown under Event Configuration > Port Status) if the alarm device is activated.
1 digital input - An alarm input for connecting devices that can toggle between an open and closed circuit, for
example: PIRs, door/window contacts, and glass break detectors. When a signal is received the state changes and
the input becomes active (shown under Event Configuration > Port Status).
Auxiliary power and GND
Function
Pin
Notes
Specifications
GND
1
Ground
3.3V DC
Power
2
Can be used to power auxiliary equipment.
Note: This pin can only be used as power out.
Max. load = 50mA
Digital
Input
3
Connect to GND to activate, or leave floating (or
unconnected) to deactivate.
Min. input= - 40V DC
Max. input= + 40V DC
Digital
Output
4
Uses an open-drain NFET transistor with the source
connected to GND. If used with an external relay, a
diode must be connected in parallel with the load,
for protection against voltage transients.
Max. load = 100mA
Max voltage = + 40V DC
The following connection diagram gives an example of how to connect an auxiliary device to the AXIS P3343-VE/P3344-VE.
1
E.g. push button
3.3V
max. 50mA
2
3
D
4
G
S
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AXIS P33 Series - Accessing the Camera
Accessing the Camera
To install this AXIS product, refer to the installation guide supplied with your product.
The network camera can be used with most standard operating systems and browsers. The recommended browser is Microsoft
Internet Explorer with Windows, Safari with Macintosh and Firefox with other operating systems. See Technical Specifications
for AXIS P3343 Series, on page 48.
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To view streaming video in Microsoft Internet Explorer, set your browser to allow ActiveX controls and install AXIS
Media Control (AMC) on your workstation.
QuickTimeTM is also supported for viewing H.264 streams.
If your computer restricts the use of additional software components, the camera can be configured to use a Java
applet for viewing Motion JPEG.
H.264 is licensed technology, and the network camera includes one viewing client license. Installing additional unlicensed copies of the viewing client is prohibited. To purchase additional licenses, contact your Axis reseller.
Access from a browser
1. Start a browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari).
2. Enter the IP address or host name of the camera in the Location/Address field of your browser.
To access the camera from a Macintosh computer (Mac OSX), click on the Bonjour tab and select your AXIS product
from the drop-down list (the Bonjour tab is only available in Safari).
3. If this is the first time you are accessing the camera, see Setting the root password, on page 9. Otherwise enter your
user name and password, set by the administrator.
4. The camera’s Live View page appears in your browser.
Note:
The layout of the Live View page may have been customized to specific requirements. Consequently,
some of the examples and functions featured here
may differ from those displayed on your own Live
View page.
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AXIS P33 Series - Accessing the Camera
Setting the root password
1. When accessing the camera for the first time, the Configure Root Password
dialog appears.
Note:
Before you enter your password at this point, you can secure configuration of
the root password via HTTPS by creating a self-signed certificate. To do so, click
the Create self-signed certificate... button in the Create Certificate window.
2. Enter a password and re-enter to confirm. Click OK. The Enter Network
Password dialog appears.
3. Enter the password set in step 2, and click OK. If the password is lost, the camera must be reset to the factory default
settings. See page 43.
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The default administrator user name ‘root’ is permanent and cannot be deleted.
While setting the root password, click Yes to install the AXIS Media Control (AMC), if you are prompted to. You will
need administrator rights on the computer to do this.
Access from the internet
Once connected, the camera is accessible on your local network (LAN). To access the camera from the Internet you must
configure your broadband router to allow incoming data traffic to the camera. To do this, enable the NAT-traversal feature,
which will attempt to automatically configure the router to allow access to the camera. This is enabled from Setup > System
Options > Network > TCP/IP Advanced.
For more information, please see NAT traversal (port mapping) for IPv4, on page 37. See also the AXIS Internet Dynamic DNS
Service at www.axiscam.net For Technical notes on this and other topics, visit the Axis Support web at www.axis.com/techsup
Setting the root password over a secure connection
To gain access to the product, the password for the default administrator user root must be set. This is done in the ‘Configure
Root Password’ dialog, which is displayed when the network camera is accessed for the first time.
To prevent network eavesdropping when setting the root password, this can be done via an encrypted HTTPS connection,
which requires an HTTPS certificate (see note below).
To set the password via a standard HTTP connection, enter it directly in the first dialog shown below.
To set the password via an encrypted HTTPS connection, follow these steps:
1. Click the Create self-signed certificate button.
2. Provide the requested information and click OK. The certificate is created and the password can now be set securely.
All traffic to and from the network camera is encrypted from this point on.
3. Enter a password and then re-enter it to confirm the spelling. Click OK. The password has now been configured.
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To create an HTTPS connection,
click this button.
To configure the password directly
via an unencrypted connection, enter
the password here.
Notes:
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HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol over SSL) is a protocol used to encrypt the traffic between web browsers and
servers. The HTTPS certificate controls the encrypted exchange of information.
The default administrator user root cannot be deleted.
If the password for root is lost or forgotten, the network camera must be reset to the factory default settings. See
page 43.
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AXIS P33 Series - The Live View page
The Live View page
How you customize the Live View page determines which buttons are visible. Not all the buttons described below will show
up unless configured to do so.
General controls
The Stream Profile drop-down list allows you to select a customized or pre-programmed stream profile in the Live View page. Stream profiles are configured under Video > Stream Profiles.
The Action buttons can trigger an event directly from the Live View page. These are enabled under
Setup > Live View Config > Layout.
The Snapshot button saves a snapshot of the video image on display. Right-click on the video image
to save it in JPEG format on your computer. This button is primarily intended for use when the AMC
viewer toolbar is not available.
The Fan and Heater buttons help enable the fan and heater for a specified time. These buttons are
enabled from Live View Layout. These are only available in the AXIS P3343-VE and AXIS P3344-VE
network cameras.
AXIS Media Control toolbar
The AMC viewer toolbar (AXIS Media Control) is available in Microsoft Internet Explorer only. See AXIS Media Control (AMC),
on page 13 for more information. AMC displays the following buttons:
The Play button connects to the Axis product and starts playing a media stream.
The Stop button stops the video stream.
The Snapshot button takes a snapshot of the current image. You can specify the location where the image is
saved by using the AXIS Media Control (AMC).
Click the View Full Screen button and the video image will fill the entire screen. Press Esc (Escape) on the
computer keyboard to cancel full screen view.
The Record button is used to record the current video stream. The location where the recording is saved can
be specified using the AXIS Media Control toolbar.
Pan/Tilt/Zoom controls
When in Center Mode, click on any part of the image other than its exact center and the video encoder will
move so that the point you clicked on becomes the new center of the image.
If you select Emulate Joystick Mode, the video encoder moves in the direction of the mouse pointer. If you
click and hold down on the left mouse button, and then point your cursor at the lower left hand corner of
the image, the video encoder continues to move left and down until you release the mouse button.
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Video Streams
The network camera provides several image and video stream formats. Your requirements and the properties of your network
will determine the type you use.
The Live View page in the network camera provides access to H.264, and Motion JPEG video streams, and to the list of
available stream profiles. Other applications and clients can also access these video streams/images directly, without going via
the Live View page.
How to stream H.264
This video compression standard makes good use of bandwidth, and can provide high quality video streams at less than 1
Mbit/s.
Deciding the combination of protocols and methods to use depends on your viewing requirements, and on the properties of
your network. The available options in AMC are:
Unicast RTP
RTP over RTSP
This unicast method (RTP over UDP) should
be your first consideration for live unicast
video, especially when it is important to
always have an up-to-date video stream,
even if some images are dropped.
This unicast method (RTP tunneled over
RTSP) is useful as it is relatively simple to
configure firewalls to allow RTSP traffic.
Unicasting is used for video streaming, so that there is
no video traffic on the network until a client connects
and requests the stream.
Note that there are a maximum of 20 simultaneous
unicast connections.
RTP over RTSP over
HTTP
This unicast method can be used to traverse
firewalls. Firewalls are commonly configured
to allow the HTTP protocol, thus allowing
RTP to be tunneled.
Multicast RTP
This method (RTP over UDP) should be used for live multicast video. The video stream is always
up-to-date, even if some images are dropped.
Multicasting provides the most efficient usage of bandwidth when there are large numbers of clients viewing simultaneously. A multicast broadcast cannot however, pass a network router unless
the router is configured to allow this. It is not possible to multicast over the Internet, for example.
Note also that all multicast viewers count as one unicast viewer.
AMC negotiates with the camera to determine the transport protocol to use in the order listed above. This order can be
changed and the options disabled, to suit specific requirements.
Important!
H.264 is a licensed technology. The network camera includes one viewing client license for each technology. Installing
additional unlicensed copies of the viewing client is prohibited. To purchase additional licenses, contact your Axis
reseller.
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AXIS Media Control (AMC)
AXIS Media Control (AMC) in Microsoft Internet Explorer in Windows is
the recommended method of accessing live video from the network
camera.
The AMC control panel can be used to configure various video and audio
settings. Please see the AMC user manual included in the tool for more
information.
The AMC control panel is automatically installed on first use, after which
it can be configured. Open the AMC Control Panel from:
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Windows Control Panel (from the Start menu)
Alternatively, right-click the video image in Internet Explorer and
click Settings to access the AMC window.
Motion JPEG
This format uses standard JPEG still images for the video stream. These images are then displayed and updated at a rate
sufficient to create a stream that shows constantly updated motion.
The Motion JPEG stream uses considerable amounts of bandwidth, but provides excellent image quality and access to every
image contained in the stream. The recommended method of accessing Motion JPEG live video from the network camera is to
use the AXIS Media Control (AMC) in Microsoft Internet Explorer in Windows.
Alternative methods of accessing the video stream
You can also access video/images from the network camera in the following ways:
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Motion JPEG server push (if supported by the client, Firefox, for example). This option maintains an open HTTP connection to the browser and sends data as and when required, for as long as required.
Still JPEG images in a browser. Enter the path - http://<ip>/axis-cgi/jpg/image.cgi
Windows Media Player. AMC and the H.264 viewing client need to be installed. The paths that can be used are listed
below in the order of preference:
• Unicast via RTP: axrtpu://<ip>/axis-media/media.amp?videocodec=<codec>
• Unicast via RTSP: axrtsp://<ip>/axis-media/media.amp?videocodec=<codec>
• Unicast via RTSP, tunneled via HTTP: axrtsphttp://<ip>/axis-media/media.amp?videocodec=<codec>
• Multicast: axrtpm://<ip>/axis-media/media.amp?videocodec=<codec>
To access the video stream from QuickTime™ the following paths can be used:
• rtsp://<ip>/axis-media/media.amp?videocodec=<codec>
• rtsp://<ip>/axis-media/media.3gp?videocodec=<codec>
Notes:
• The network camera supports QuickTime 6.5.1 and later.
• QuickTime adds latency to the video stream (up to 3 seconds).
• It may be possible to use other players to view the H.264 stream using the paths above, although Axis does not
guarantee this.
• <ip> = IP address
• <codec> = h264. The default codec is H.264.
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Video & Audio
This section describes how to configure the camera, and is intended for product Administrators, who have unrestricted access
to all settings; and Operators, who have access to the settings for Basic Setup, Video and Events.
You can configure the camera by clicking Setup in the top right-hand corner of the Live View page. Click
access the online help that explains the configuration menus in the web interface.
on this page to
Video Stream
The video stream settings appear under four different
tabs:
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Image
Audio
H.264
MJPEG
Image
Image Appearance
Use these settings to modify the image resolution and
compression, or to rotate the image. Setting the
compression level affects the image quality and the
amount of bandwidth required; the lower the
compression, the higher the image quality with higher
bandwidth requirements.
See the online help
for more information.
Mirroring - Mirroring is the horizontal flipping of an image, that gives you another image perspective. This is a useful
function when you need a direct view of the image, for example, in ATMs and door phones.
Video Stream
To avoid bandwidth problems on the network, the frame rate allowed to each viewer can be limited. Select the Unlimited
radio button option to allow the highest available frame rate; or select the Limited to radio button option and enter a value
(1-30) fps in the field.
Overlay Settings
Use these settings to include text, date, and time as
overlay. Click
for information on available options.
Preview
For a preview of the image before saving, select the Video
format and click Open.... When satisfied with the settings,
click Save.
Text,
date & time
overlay
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Audio
Enable Audio
Check the Enable audio box option to enable the audio functionality.
Note: Audio support must be also enabled under System Options > Security
The settings defined under Audio Settings are displayed under Current Audio Settings.
H.264
GOV Settings
The GOV structure describes the composition of the video stream; setting the GOV-length to a higher value saves considerably
on bandwidth but may have an adverse effect on image quality.
Bit Rate Control
The bit rate can be set as Variable bit rate (VBR) or Constant bit rate (CBR). VBR adjusts the bit rate according to image
complexity, and thus uses a lot of bandwidth for a lot of activity in the image, and less when the monitored area is quiet.
When using CBR you can set a fixed Target bit rate, which will ensure that the level of bandwidth consumed is predictable.
As the bit rate would usually need to increase for increased image activity, but cannot when CBR is selected, the frame rate
and image quality will both be affected negatively. To go some of the way towards compensating for this, it is possible to
prioritize either the frame rate or the image quality whenever the bit rate would normally need to be increased. Not setting a
Priority means the frame rate and image quality will be affected approximately equally.
MJPEG
Frame Size Control
In some situations the image size may be large due to low light or complex scenery. Adjusting the maximum frame size is a
way of controlling the bandwidth and storage used by the MJPEG video stream in these situations. Leaving the frame size as
Unlimited will provide consistently good image quality at the expense of increased bandwidth and storage usage during low
light. Limiting the frame size will prevent excessive bandwidth and storage usage, but image quality will suffer. To prevent
increase in bandwidth and storage usage, the maximum frame size should be set to an optimal amount.
Note: The maximum frame size allowed increases compression in order to maintain a low frame size starting at the compression value set under Image settings > Image Appearance > Compression. When compression is 100, the image cannot be
made smaller. You may also need to adjust the Resolution setting if a smaller frame size is needed.
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Stream Profiles
There are four pre-programmed stream profiles
available for quick set-up. These settings can be
adjusted and new customized profiles can be created.
Each profile has a descriptive name, describing its use
and purpose. The profiles can be accessed from the Live
View page.
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To add a new stream profile, click Add... in the
Stream Profile List page. The Stream Profile
Settings dialog appears.
Choose a Profile name and enter a description
for your profile.
Choose the form of Video encoding you wish to use from the drop-down list:
• H.264 - Also known as MPEG-4 Part 10. This is the new generation compression standard for digital video. This
function offers higher video resolution than Motion JPEG or MPEG-4 at the same bit rate and bandwidth, or the
same quality video at a lower bit rate.
• Motion JPEG - Delivers a high quality video stream, from which individual images can be extracted and saved.
Select Copy... from the Stream Profile List page to copy an existing stream profile to your system and rename it.
Click Modify to modify an existing stream profile based on the light situation and motion to be captured by your
camera. See the Stream Profile Settings dialog that opens up for more information.
Highlight the stream profile you wish to remove, then click Remove to remove it from the list.
Camera Settings
This page provides access to the advanced image
settings for the network camera.
Image Appearance
Color level - Select an appropriate level by entering a
value in the range 0-100. Lower values mean less color
saturation, whilst the value 100 gives maximum color
saturation.
Brightness - Image brightness can be adjusted in the
range 0-100; a higher value produces a brighter image.
Sharpness - Controls the amount of sharpening applied
to the image. A sharper image might increase image
noise especially in low light conditions. A lower setting
reduces image noise, but the image would be less sharp.
Contrast - Adjust the contrast of the image by raising or lowering the value in this field.
White balance
This is used to compensate for the different colors present in different light sources, to make the colors in the image appear
the same. The network camera can be set to automatically identify the light source and compensate for its color. Alternatively,
the type of light source can be manually selected from the drop-down list. Please see the online help files
for a
description of each available setting.
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Wide Dynamic Range
Wide dynamic range improves the exposure when there is a considerable contrast between light and dark areas in an image.
Note: Wide dynamic range is only possible when the Exposure control setting is set to Automatic.
Exposure Settings
Configure the exposure settings to suit the image quality requirements in relation to lighting, frame rate and bandwidth
considerations.
Exposure value - Use this slidebar to fine tune the exposure.
Exposure control - Set to Automatic for optimal exposure settings automatically, for example brightness and noise.
Flicker-free 50 or 60 Hz is used to remove flicker which can be caused by fluorescent and other light sources. The Hold
current option locks the current exposure settings.
Enable Backlight compensation - Backlight compensation makes the subject appear clearer when the image background is
too bright, or the subject too dark.
Exposure zones - This setting determines which part of the image is used to calculate the exposure. The Auto setting can be
used in most situations, but for particular requirements, select Defined and click the Edit button to open the Exposure
Windows dialog to custom define the exposure zone.
IR cut filter - Set this filter to Off to allow the camera to 'see' infrared light, making the image clearer in low light
conditions, e.g. at night or if using an infrared lamp. If set to Auto, the camera will automatically switch between IR cut filter
On and Off, according to the current lighting conditions. Note that if this IR cut filter is set to Off, the image is in black and
white.
Exposure priority - This defines the balance between image quality and the frame rate. When Motion is prioritized, motion
blur is minimized, but the image quality may be reduced with a higher frame rate. A prioritized Low noise will provide better
image quality with a lower frame rate.
Shutter - A smaller value means less motion blur, but requires a well lit scene. A larger value will allow more light in the
camera so that even a low lit scene can produce a good image, but at the expense of increased motion blur.
Gain - A lower value means less noise; in dark situations this can lead to a very dark image. A larger value means more
amplification making it possible to observe a dark scene, but with increased noise. When Motion is prioritized the shutter
time is kept as low as possible. When Low noise is prioritized the gain is kept as low as possible. Setting min/max to the same
values is equivalent to setting a fixed value.
View Image Settings
Save the settings and click View... to view the video stream with the current configuration.
View Area
When setting up a view area it is recommended that video stream resolution be the same size as or smaller than the view area
size. Setting the video stream resolution larger than the view area size implies digitally scaled up video after sensor capture,
requiring more bandwidth without adding image information.
Choose an Aspect ratio, and a Video stream resolution from the drop-down list.
The first time an area is created it covers the whole overview image. With the help of your mouse size and position the box
over the desired area of the overview image.
Click Save.
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View area
Aspect ratio - is a ratio of width to height in images, 4:3 is a common in television screens and computer monitors while
HDTV uses 16:9. Select the aspect ratio for the view area.
Video stream resolution - This drop-down list gives the available video resolutions for the view area, depending on the aspect
ratio chosen.
View area size - Shows the size of the view area.
Snap to video stream resolutions - Check this box to automatically size the view area to the same size as the video stream
resolution.
Enable PTZ - Check this box to enable PTZ in the view area.
Overlay Image
An overlay image is a static image superimposed over
the video image. An overlay can be used to provide
extra information, or to mask a part of the video image.
To use an overlay image, it must be selected from the
drop-down list of available images. The overlay (a logo,
for example) is then displayed in the video image.
To use your own image, first upload it to the Network
Camera. To upload enter the name of the file in the
field provided, or click the Browse button, locate the
file and click the Upload button.
Once your own image has been uploaded it will be available for selection from the drop-down list. Click Save after selecting
the image.
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Privacy Mask
Privacy masks are up to three configurable
areas of solid color that allow concealment of
parts of the image that are not to be viewed.
Privacy masks cannot be bypassed via the
VAPIX® Application Programming Interface
(API).
The Privacy Mask List shows all the masks that
are currently configured in the Network Camera
and indicates if they are enabled. To define a
new mask:
1. Click Add. A rectangle appears on the
image.
2. Place the rectangle over the desired
area to conceal.
3. To resize, click and pull the bottom
right-hand corner.
4. Choose a color, black, white, gray or red
for the box from the Privacy mask
color drop-down list.
5. Enter a descriptive name in the Mask name field.
6. Click Save.
To edit a privacy mask, select and reshape the mask, move or change color as needed. Refer to the online Help
information.
for more
Focus & Zoom
Through this page you can focus and zoom the Network Camera from the web interface. It is recommended that you only use
this feature during installation or re-installation of the camera. See the Installation Guide supplied with the product.
An auto focus function is available under the Basic tab. At the bottom of the preview is a pixel counter, which is useful where
the image needs to be a certain size; face recognition is a good example. Enable the tool to ensure that an area in the image
has the required number of pixels, such as a doorway where people's faces should be recognizable.
Under the Advanced tab fine-tune the focus or run a full range scan to find the optimal focus setting.
Warning: The lens is only guaranteed to function for up to 1000 focus/zoom movements.
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Basic
Use the Zoom slide bar to zoom in on a desired area to focus. Changing the zoom will move the focus, which must be adjusted
after changing the zoom. If further adjustments are required go to the Advanced tab.
Advanced
These tools help to achieve the optimal focus position. The Advanced focus tab can also be used to adjust the zoom. While
adjusting the focus manually through the slider, always open the iris first by clicking the Open iris button and enable it when
finished by clicking the Enable iris button. (The iris is opened to get a shorter focal depth.) Adjust the size and position of the
Focus window as required in the preview.
It is recommended to try the Fine-tune focus automatically button first and if you're not satisfied with the results, try the
Full range focus scan. Click Full range focus scan to calculate the focus positions within the focus window. The focus
position bar is transformed to a graph where peaks indicate the best focus positions. Click in the graph to set focus to that
position. Note that the scan could take several minutes.
Tip!
It could be faster to find the focus with a manual sweep, and a new autofocus. Use the scan as the last resort.
Open iris - Use this button to open the iris before focusing. Keep enabled all other times.
Focus position bar - Click on the bar to focus on a desired location. The buttons < and > move the focus position one step in
either direction. The buttons << and >> move the focus position in multiple steps in either direction.
When satisfied with the focus position click the Enable iris button.
For more information on Focus and Zoom, click
to view the online help.
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Audio Settings
Audio Channels
The Audio mode that you select determines the type of audio transmission. The available options are:
Full duplex - Simultaneous two-way audio allowing you to transmit and receive audio (talk and listen) at the same time.
Note: There is no echo cancellation; if feedback loops appear, try moving the microphone or the speaker.
Half duplex - Non-simultaneous two-way audio. Half-duplex mode sends and receives audio in both directions, but only in
one direction at a time.
Simplex - Network Camera speaker only - The speaker connected to the network camera will play audio transmitted from
any web client. This could be used, for example, to provide spoken instructions to a person seen in the network camera. This
mode requires you to use the push-to-talk button.
Simplex - Network Camera microphone only - transmits audio from the network camera to any web client. This can be used
in remote monitoring, and web attractions, to provide live audio from a monitored situation.
Audio Input
Source - Select Microphone for an external microphone or Line for a Line in device, e.g. an audio mixer for multiple
microphones, or a microphone with a built-in amplifier.
Enable microphone power - Microphone power should only be used with electric microphones that have no battery and when
using the internal microphone. This setting should not be enabled when using a dynamic or battery powered microphone.
Input gain - Volume control of the audio input.
Encoding - Select the digital audio encoding format to use.
Sample rate - Select the required sample rate (the number of times per second the sound is sampled). The higher the sample
rate (and the better the audio quality), the greater would be the bandwidth required.
Bit rate - Depending on the selected encoding, set the required bit rate (audio quality). The higher the bit rate, the greater the
bandwidth required.
Alarm level - Event types in the network camera can be set to use this level as a trigger. Each individual event type can be
configured to trigger if the sound level rises above or falls below the set value. The alarm level can be set in the range
0-100%, where 0% is the most sensitive and 100% the least sensitive.
Audio Output
Output gain - Volume control of the line audio output. The output can be used with high impedance headphones or
connected to another amplifier with speakers.
Click Save to save your settings, or click Reset to return to the previous settings.
Audio Clips
Audio clips can be played when an event occurs or manually from the Live View page. Audio clips are created either by
recording sound using the camera's microphone or by uploading a sound file to the camera. Audio clips that have been added
to the network camera are listed in the Audio Clip List page. You can add new clips, play, download, modify and remove clips.
Refer to the online help
for further information.
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Live View Config
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Live View Layout
Stream Profile
From the Stream Profile drop-down list, select the stream profile to use for the Live View page. Standard stream profiles are
listed as well as the ones created under Video > Stream Profiles. See the online help files
on this page for more
information
Default Viewer
From the drop-down lists, select the default method for viewing video images for your browser. The camera attempts to show
the video images in the selected video format and viewer. If this is not possible, the camera overrides the settings and selects
the best available combination.
Browser
Windows
Internet Explorer
Other browsers
Viewer
Description
AMC
Recommended viewer in Windows Internet Explorer (H.264/Motion JPEG).
QuickTime
H.264
Java applet
A slower imaging alternative to AMC. Requires one of the following installed on the
client:
• JVM (J2SE) 1.4.2 or higher
• JRE (J2SE) 5.0 or higher
Still image
Displays still images only. Hit the Refresh button in your browser to view a new
image.
Server Push
Recommended viewer for other browsers (Motion JPEG).
QuickTime
H.264
Java applet
A slower imaging alternative to Server Push (Motion JPEG only).
Still image
Displays still images only. Hit the Refresh button in your browser to view a new
image.
Viewer Settings
Check the Show viewer toolbar box option to display the AXIS Media Control (AMC) or the QuickTime viewer toolbar under
the video image in your browser.
The administrator can disable the installation of the H.264 decoder included with AMC. This is used to prevent the installation
of unlicensed copies. Further decoder licenses can be purchased from your Axis dealer.
The Show crosshair in PTZ joystick mode option enables a cross that indicates the center of the image when viewing the
video stream in PTZ joystick mode.
Enable the Use PTZ joystick mode as default option to set the PTZ mode to joystick. The mode can be changed temporarily on
the PTZ Control Panel, but will default to joystick if this is selected.
Check the Enable recording button option to enable recording from the Live View page.
Action Buttons
The Show manual trigger button option manually triggers and stops an event from the Live View page. See Events, on page
27.
Check the Show snapshot button option to save a snapshot from the video stream. This button is mainly intended for use
with browsers other than Internet Explorer, or when not using AXIS Media Control (AMC) to view the video stream. AMC for
Internet Explorer provides its own snapshot button.
Play audio clip enabled - Enabling the display of the Audio clip drop-down box and Play button in the Live View page allows
users to play a pre-recorded audio clip from the camera. Go to Video & Audio > Audio Clips to work with the audio clips.
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When you enable the Show fan and Show heater buttons, they appear in the Live View page. Click on these buttons to
activate the fan or heater for five minutes. (These buttons are only available in the AXIS P3343-VE and the AXIS P3344-VE
network cameras.)
User Defined Links
User defined links can be CGI links or web links. Once configured,
the link(s) appear in the Live View page.
To set up a web link, select the Use as: web link radio button,
enter a descriptive name and enter the URL in the provided field.
Click Save and the link appears in the Live View page.
User defined CGI links can be used to issue VAPIX API requests.
For more information on the VAPIX® Application Programming
Interface (API), see the Support/Network Video/Developer pages
on the Axis Web site at http://www.axis.com
Please use the online help files
for more information.
User defined Link
Output Buttons
An output on the Network Camera can be controlled directly from the Live View page, by enabling the display of output
buttons.
To enable this button, select the type of control to use for the port. This can be set as Pulse, where clicking the single button
activates the port for the defined period, or as Active/Inactive, which displays two buttons, one for each action. The selected
type automatically displays the correct button(s) on the Live View page.
The pulse time can be set as short as 1/100 second, and as long as 60 seconds.
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PTZ Configuration
To enable digital PTZ, and PTZ controls in Live View go
to Video & Audio > View Area and select the Enable
PTZ check box option. Click Save. The PTZ menu now
appears.
Preset Positions
A preset position is a pre-defined camera view that
can quickly and easily be viewed, simply by selecting
the preset's name. To create a preset position:
1. Using the Pan, Tilt and Zoom (PTZ) controls,
move the camera view to the required position.
2. When satisfied with the camera’s view, enter
a descriptive name for the position in the Current position field.
3. If required, check the Use current position as Home box option.
4. Click Add. This position is then saved as a preset position in the camera. The position can be assumed at any time, by
selecting it from the drop-down list of available positions. Presets can be selected in from the Live View window, from
Events, from Guard Tour, and in Sequence mode.
You can set a position as the Home position, which is readily accessible by clicking on the Home button in both the
Preset Positions window and the Live View window. The position's name will have (H) added after it. For example,
Office Entrance (H).
You can return the network camera to the overview image after a set time of viewing a preset position. The interval is
configurable from 0 seconds (i.e. disabled) to 300 seconds. The default interval is 30 seconds.
Guard Tour
A Guard Tour displays the video streams from different preset positions, one-by-one, in a pre-determined order or at random,
and for configurable time periods. Once the preset position has been set, and added to the guard tour, you can decide the
viewing time in seconds or minutes in the Guard Tour Setup window. You can also decide the order in which you will view
these presets, or you can choose a Random view order in this same window.
Advanced
The Control Settings enable managing the different controls provided for PTZ.
The Panel Shortcut Command Buttons are controls for creating and saving Panel Shortcut Command Buttons. These buttons
provide direct access to various built-in auxiliary commands provided by the PTZ driver. The buttons are displayed in the PTZ
Panel, which can be viewed in the Live View page by clicking the Ctrl panel button.
See the online help files
on this page for more information.
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Applications
Application Packages
The Applications feature allows you to upload third party applications for use on this device. Listed under Applications >
Packages are the applications that have already been installed. Click on the name to view the menu options - Settings,
License and About.
Settings - This is dependent on the application.
License - Once uploaded some applications need a license to run, and a license code is required for the uploaded application.
If there is an Internet connection in the camera, Automatic Installation appears in the web page. If there is no Internet
connection to the camera, go to www.axis.com to acquire a License key file. You will need a license code and the device's
serial number to receive a license key.
About - Details support for this application. To upload an application, browse to the package and click Upload Package.
Installed Applications - A list of installed applications with information about the version, and the vendor; the status of the
application (running or not running), and information about the license (if installed).
Start/Stop - Start or stop the application.
Remove - To delete an application, select it and click Remove.
Log - To generate a log of the application happenings, select an application and click Log. This log is helpful when requesting
support from the application’s vendor.
Note:
It is recommended that you do not run more than one application at a time. Also do not run an application when the
motion detection feature is active.
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Events
Pre-defined parameters, known as an event or Event Type can trigger specific actions in the camera. A common event type is
an alarm that causes the camera to upload images. Many event types use an Event Server, to receive uploaded images.
An event that is triggered by a signal, such as a door switch, motion detection, or system event, is called a triggered event.
See page 28.
A scheduled event is one that runs at pre-programmed times.
An Action refers to how the camera responds when the event occurs.
This section describes how to configure the camera to perform certain actions when events occur.
Event Servers
Event Servers are used to receive uploaded image files and/or notification messages. To set up Event Server connections in
your camera, go to Setup > Events > Event Servers and enter the required information for the required server type.
Server type
Purpose
Information required
• Receives uploaded images
• Descriptive name of your choice
• Network address (IP address or host name)
• User Name and Password
• Receives notification messages
• Receives uploaded images
• Descriptive name of your choice
• URL (IP address or host name)
• User Name and Password
• Receives notification messages
• Descriptive name of your choice
• Network address (IP address or host name)
• Port number
FTP Server
HTTP Server
TCP Server
For details on each setting, see the online help
available from each web page.
When the setup is complete, the connection can be tested by clicking the Test button (the connection test takes
approximately 10 seconds).
Event Types
An Event Type describes how and when the camera performs certain actions.
Example: If an event has been configured to detect and respond to motion, and somebody passes in front of a camera,
the camera records and saves images to an FTP server, and sends a notification e-mail to an e-mail address. Images can be
sent as e-mail attachments.
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Triggered Event
A triggered event could be activated by:
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a manually activated action, such as from an action button in the web interface
detected movement in a configured motion detection window
on restart (reboot), after power loss
camera tampering
input ports
IR cut filter
audio
full disk
fan malfunction
application trigger
temperature
pan tilt zoom
How to set up a triggered event
The following example describes how to set up the camera to upload images when the main door is opened.
Click Add triggered... on the Event Types page. The Triggered Event Type Setup page appears.
Enter a descriptive Name for the event, such as Motion Detection. To configure motion detection see page 31.
Set the Priority - High, Normal or Low (see the online help).
Set the Respond to Trigger... parameters to define when the event is active, for example, after office hours.
Select the trigger alternative from the Triggered by... drop-down list.
Set the When Triggered... parameters, that is what the camera will do if motion is detected; this could be uploading
images to an FTP server or sending an e-mail notification.
7. Click OK to save the event in the Event Types list.
Please see the online help
for information on the different options.
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Note: Up to 10 event types can be configured in the camera, and up to three of these can be configured to upload images.
File names can be formatted according to specific requirements. See File Naming & Date/Time Formats in the online
help
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Pre-trigger and Post-trigger buffers
This function is useful when checking to see what happened immediately before and/or after a trigger, for example, 30
seconds before and/or after a door was opened.
In the Event Types page, select Add Triggered... and The Triggered Event Type Setup dialog appears. Check the Save stream
checkbox option under When Triggered... to view the options. All uploaded images are JPEG images.
Include pre-trigger buffer - images stored internally in the server from the time immediately preceding the trigger. Check the
box option to enable the pre-trigger buffer, enter the desired length of time and specify the required image frequency.
Include post-trigger buffer - contains images from the time immediately after the trigger. Configure as for pre-trigger.
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Pre-trigger and Post-trigger buffers will be lost if the connection to the event server fails.
The maximum length of the pre-/post-buffer depends on the video image size and selected frame rate.
If the pre- or post-buffer is too large for the camera’s internal memory, the frame rate is reduced and no image will be
uploaded. If this occurs, an entry is created in the unit's log file.
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Continue image upload (unbuffered) - enables the upload of video images for a fixed length of time. Specify the length of
time for the uploaded recording, in seconds, minutes or hours, or for as long as the trigger is active. Finally, set the desired
image frequency to the maximum (the maximum available) or to a specified frame rate. The frame rate will be the best
possible, but might not be as high as specified, especially if uploading via a slow connection.
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Scheduled Event
A Scheduled event can be activated at preset times, in a repeating pattern on selected weekdays. Please see the online help
for descriptions of each available option.
Configuration example:
Click Add scheduled... on the Event Types page. The Scheduled Event Type Setup dialog appears.
Enter a descriptive Name for the event, such as Scheduled e-mail upload.
Set the Priority (High, Normal or Low).
Set the Activation Time parameters (24h clock) for the event - start on Sundays at 13.00 with a duration of 12 hours.
Set the When Activated... parameters, (what the camera would do at the specified time) for example, send uploaded
images to an e-mail address.
6. Click OK to save the Event in the Event Types list.
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Camera Tampering
The camera tampering application generates an alarm whenever the camera is repositioned, or when the lens is covered,
sprayed, or severely defocused. You must first create an event (see How to set up a triggered event, on page 28) for the camera
to send an alarm.
The Minimum duration parameter sets the minimum tampering period, that is an alarm will not be triggered until this period
has lapsed, even if the tampering conditions are otherwise met. This can help prevent false alarms for known conditions that
affect the image. If the camera lens is sprayed or covered so that the camera live view becomes dark, it will not be possible to
distinguish this situation from other situations where the same effect is seen, such as when lighting conditions change.
When the Alarm for dark images parameter is enabled, alarms are generated for all cases where the lights are either dimmed
or turned off, or if the lens is sprayed, covered, or rendered severely out of focus. If not enabled, no alarm will be sent. After
you define these settings, click Save.
Motion Detection
Motion detection is used to generate an alarm whenever movement occurs (or stops) in the video image. It is possible to
configure a total of 10 Include and/or Exclude windows for motion detection.
Included windows target specific areas within the whole video image
Excluded windows define areas within an Include window that should be ignored (areas outside Include windows are
automatically ignored)
Once configured, the motion detection windows appear in the list of available triggers, for triggering events. See How to set
up a triggered event, on page 28.
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Configuring Motion Detection
1. Click Motion Detection in the Events menu.
2. Click the New button against Windows Name.
3. Select the Configure Included Windows or the Configure Excluded Windows option to define an Include or Exclude
window, and enter a descriptive name in the field below.
4. Adjust the size (drag the bottom right-hand corner) and position (click on the text at the top and drag to the desired
position) of the active window.
5. Adjust the Object Size, History and Sensitivity profile sliders (see table below for details). Any detected motion within
an active window is then indicated by red peaks in the Activity window (the active window has a red frame).
6. Click Save.
To exclude parts of the Include window, select the Exclude option and position the
Exclude window as required, within the Include window.
Please see the online help
for descriptions of each available option.
Object Size
History
Sensitivity
An object that appears in the region
will trigger the motion detection for
a long period
Ordinary colored objects on ordinary
backgrounds will trigger the motion
detection
High level
Only very large objects
trigger motion detection
Low level
Even very small objects An object that appears in the region Only very bright objects on a dark
trigger motion detec- will trigger motion detection for only background trigger motion detection
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a very short period
Default value
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Avoid triggering on small objects in the video image by setting the object size level to high.
Use several small Motion Detection windows rather than one large window, if triggers on small movements or
objects are desired.
To reduce the number of triggers if there is a lot of movement during a short period of time, select a high history
level.
To only detect flashing light, select low sensitivity. In other cases, a high sensitivity level is recommended.
Port Status
This list shows the status for the 1 input port and 1 output port supported by the Network Camera.
The ports shown in the list cannot be configured here - this must be done from Ports & Devices under System Options, which
requires administrator access.
Recordings
The Recording List - Events web page contains a list of recordings made to the memory card. It shows each recording's start
time, length, the event type used to start the recording, and indicates if the recording is locked so that it can neither be
deleted nor recorded over.
To view a recording, select it from the list and click the Play... button.
For detailed recording and video information, select an individual recording from the list and click the Properties button.
Use the Lock/Unlock button to control whether a recording can be removed or recorded over. If the recording is important and
needs to be saved for future use, locking the recording can help prevent its accidental removal.
The Remove button is used to delete unlocked recordings.
Note: To play recordings in Windows Media Player download and install AXIS Matroska File Splitter from
www.axis.com/techsup/software/
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Continuous Recording - The Network Camera can be configured to continuously save video to an SD Card. Configure
continuous recordings for different stream profiles.
For more information, please refer to the
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System Options
Security
Users
User access control is enabled by default. An administrator can set up other users, by giving them user names and passwords.
It is also possible to allow anonymous viewer login, which means that anybody may access the Live View page:
The user list displays the authorized users and user groups (levels):
Viewer
Operator
Administrator
Provides the lowest level of access, which only allows access to the Live View page.
An operator can view the Live View page, create and modify events, and adjust certain other settings.
Operators have no access to System Options.
An administrator has unrestricted access to all menus for configuration and can determine the
registration of all other users.
HTTP/RTSP Password Settings - Select the type of password. You may need to allow unencrypted passwords if there are
viewing clients that do not support encryption, or if you recently upgraded the firmware and the existing clients support
encryption, but need to log in again, and be configured to use this functionality.
User Settings - Check the option your require.
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Enabling anonymous viewer login - allows any viewer direct access to the Live View page.
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The Enable anonymous PTZ control login option allows anonymous users to join a queue for gaining control of the
PTZ controls provided by the Network Camera. See PTZ Configuration, on page 25 for more information on Pan Tilt
Zoom settings.
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Enable Basic Setup - Before using the Network Camera, there are certain settings that should be defined, most of
which require Administrator access privileges. You can quickly access these settings through Basic Setup in the menu.
All settings are also available from the standard Setup link in the menu. Basic Setup is enabled by default but can be
disabled and removed from the menu.
IP Address Filter
Enable IP Address Filtering to allow or deny access to the network cameras. Once enabled, the IP addresses in the list are
allowed or denied access according to the choice made in the drop-down list Allow/Deny the following IP addresses.
The administrator can add up to 256 IP address entries to the list (a single entry can contain multiple IP addresses). The users
from these IP addresses need to be specified in the user list with the appropriate access rights. This is done from Setup >
System Options > Security > Users.
HTTPS
The network cameras support encrypted browsing using HTTPS.
A self-signed certificate can be used until a Certificate Authority-issued certificate has been obtained. Click the Create
self-signed Certificate button to install a self-signed certificate. Although self-signed certificates are free and offer some
protection, true security is only implemented after the installation of a signed certificate issued by a certificate authority.
A signed certificate can be obtained from an issuing Certificate Authority by clicking the Create Certificate Request button.
When the signed certificate is returned, click the Install signed certificate button to import the certificate. The properties of
any certificate request currently resident in the camera or installed can also be viewed by clicking the Properties... button. The
HTTPS Connection Policy must also be set in the drop-down lists to enable HTTPS in the camera.
For more information, please refer to the online help
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IEEE 802.1X
IEEE 802.1X is a standard for port-based Network Admission Control providing secure authentication of wired and wireless
network devices. IEEE 802.1X is based on EAP (Extensible Authentication Protocol).
To access a network protected by IEEE 802.1X, devices must authenticate themselves. The authentication is performed by a
third-party entity called an authentication server, typically a RADIUS server, examples of which are FreeRADIUS and Microsoft
Internet Authentication Service.
In Axis implementation, the network device and the authentication server authenticate themselves with the help of digital
certificates using EAP-TLS (Extensible Authentication Protocol - Transport Layer Security). The certificates are provided by an
Certification Authority (CA). You need:
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a CA certificate to validate the identity of the authentication server
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a CA-signed client certificate and a private key to authenticate the network device.
To allow the network device to access a network protected by IEEE 802.1X:
1. Obtain a CA certificate, a client certificate and a client private key (contact your network administrator).
2. Go to Setup > System Options > Security > IEEE 802.1X and upload the CA certificate, the client certificate and the
client private key.
3. Under SETTINGS, select the EAPOL version, provide your EAP identity and private key password.
4. Check the box to enable IEEE 802.1X and click Save.
Certificates
Certificates
CA Certificate
Client Certificate
Client private key
Settings
EAPOL Version
EAP Identity
Private Key Password
Enable IEEE 802.1X
The CA certificate is used to validate the identity of the authentication server. Enter the path
to the certificate directly, or locate the file using the Browse button. Then click Upload. To
remove a certificate, click Remove.
The client certificate and private key are used to authenticate the network device. They can
be uploaded as separate files or in one combined file (e.g. a PFX file or a PEM file). Use the
Client Private Key field if uploading one combined file. For each file, enter the path to the
file, or locate the file using the Browse button. Then click Upload. To remove a file, click
Remove.
Select the EAPOL version (1 or 2) as used in your network switch.
Enter the user identity (maximum 16 characters) associated with your certificate.
Enter the password (maximum 16 characters) for the private key.
Check the box to enable the IEEE 802.1X protocol.
Audio Support
Enabling audio support from this page will allow clients to retrieve audio streams from the network camera.
Date & Time
Current Server Time - Displays the current date and time (24h clock). The time can be displayed in 12h clock format in the
overlay (see below).
New Server Time - Select your time zone from the drop-down list. If you want the server clock to automatically adjust for
daylight savings time, select the Automatically adjust for daylight saving time changes option.
From the Time Mode section, select the preferred method to use for setting the time:
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Synchronize with computer time - sets the time from the clock on your computer.
Synchronize with NTP Server - the camera will obtain the time from an NTP server on a regular basis.
Set manually - this option allows you to manually set the time and date.
Note:
If using a host name for the NTP server, a DNS server must be configured under TCP/IP settings.
See Network > Basic TCP/IP Settings below.
Date & Time Format Used in Images - Specify the formats for the date and time (12h or 24h) displayed in the video
streams.
Use the predefined formats or use your own custom date and time formats. See Advanced File Naming & Date/Time Formats
in the online help
for information on how to create your own date and time formats.
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Network
Basic TCP/IP Settings
Your Axis network camera supports both IP version 4 and IP version 6. Both versions may be enabled simultaneously, and at
least one version must always be enabled. When using IPv4, the IP address for the camera can be set automatically via DHCP,
or a static IP address can be set manually. If IPv6 is enabled, the network cameras receive an IP address according to the
configuration in the network router. There are also options for setting up notification of changes in the IP address, and for
using the AXIS Internet Dynamic DNS Service. For more information on setting the IP address, please see the online help
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Network Settings - Click the View button for an overview of the IP configuration of the network camera.
IPv4 Address Configuration - Check the Enable IPv4 box option to enable IPv4.
Obtain IP address via DHCP - Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is a protocol that lets network administrators
centrally manage and automate the assignment of IP addresses on a network. DHCP is enabled by default. Although a DHCP
server is mostly used to set an IP address dynamically, it is also possible to use it to set a static, known IP address for a
particular MAC address.
Note:
DHCP should only be enabled if your DHCP server can update a DNS server, which then allows you to access the Network Camera by name (host name). If DHCP is enabled and you cannot access the unit, run AXIS IP Utility to search
the network for connected Axis products or reset the network camera to factory default settings and then perform the
installation again.
Use the following IP address - To use a static IP address for the Network Camera, check the radio button and then make
the following settings:
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IP address - Specify a unique IP address for your Network Camera. (To check if the IP address you intend to use is
available or not, click the Test button)
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Subnet mask - Specify the mask for the subnet the Network Camera is located on
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Default router - Specify the IP address of the default router (gateway) used for connecting devices attached to different networks and network segments.
IPv6 Address Configuration - Check the Enable IPv6 box option to enable IPv6. Other settings for IPv6 are configured in
the network router.
Services - Enable ARP/Ping setting of IP address - The IP address can be set using the ARP/Ping method, which associates
the unit's MAC address with an IP address. Check this box to enable the service. Leave disabled to prevent unintentional
resetting of the IP address.
Notes:
• The ARP/Ping service is automatically disabled two minutes after the unit is started, or as soon as an IP address is set.
In order to reset the IP address, the camera must be restarted to activate ARP/Ping for an additional two minutes.
• Pinging the unit is still possible when this service is disabled.
Enable AVHS - AXIS Video Hosting System (AVHS) in conjunction with an AVHS service provides easy and secure Internet
access to live and recorded video accessible from any location. For more information and help to find a local AVHS Service
Provider please go to www.axis.com. If AVHS is not to be used this option can be disabled.
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One-click enabled - Press the camera’s control button (see Hardware overview, on page 6) until the status LED blinks
green to install the camera using an AVHS service. Once registered the camera stays connected to the AVHS service. If
the camera is not registered within 24 hours after the button is pressed, the camera will disconnect from the AVHS
service.
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Always - The camera will constantly attempt to connect to the AVHS service over the Internet. Once registered the
camera will stay connected to the service. This option can be used when the camera is already installed and it is not
convenient to use the one-click installation.
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AXIS Internet Dynamic DNS Service - Use the AXIS Internet Dynamic DNS service to assign a host name for easy access to
your network camera (requires Internet access).
Click Settings... to register the camera with the Axis Internet Dynamic DNS service, or to modify the existing settings (requires
access to the Internet). The domain name currently registered at the Axis Internet Dynamic DNS service for your product can
at any time be removed.
For more information, please refer to the online help
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Advanced TCP/IP Settings
DNS Configuration - DNS (Domain Name Service) provides the translation of host names to IP addresses on your network.
Obtain DNS server address via DHCP - Automatically use the DNS server settings provided by the DHCP server. Click the View
button to see the current settings.
Use the following DNS server address - Enter the desired DNS server by specifying the following:
Domain name - Enter the domain(s) to search for the host name used by the network cameras. Multiple domains can be
separated by semicolons (;). The host name is always the first part of a Fully Qualified Domain Name, for example, myserver is
the host name in the Fully Qualified Domain Name myserver.mycompany.com where mycompany.com is the Domain name.
Primary and Secondary DNS servers - Enter the IP addresses of the primary, and secondary DNS servers.
Note:
This is not mandatory with regard to secondary DNS servers.
NTP Configuration - Check the Obtain NTP server address via DHCP radio button to automatically look up and use the
NTP server settings as provided by DHCP. Click the View button to see the current settings.
Use the following NTP server address - To create manual settings, check this radio button and enter the host name or IP
address of the NTP server.
Host Name Configuration - The network cameras can be accessed using a host name, instead of an IP address. The host
name is usually the same as the assigned DNS Name.
For more information, please see Security, on page 33.
Link-Local IPv4 Address - This is enabled by default and assigns the network cameras an additional IP address for use
with UPnP™. The camera can have both a Link-Local IP and a static/DHCP-supplied IP address at the same time - these will
not affect each other.
HTTP and HTTPS - The default HTTP/HTTPS port numbers (80 and 443 respectively) can be changed to any port within the
range 1024-65535. This is useful for simple security port mapping, for example.
NAT traversal (port mapping) for IPv4 - A broadband router allows devices on a private network (LAN) to share a single
connection to the Internet. This is done by forwarding network traffic from the private network to the “outside”, that is, the
Internet. Security on the private network (LAN) is increased since most broadband routers are pre-configured to stop attempts
to access the private network (LAN) from the public network/Internet.
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Use NAT traversal when your network cameras are located on an intranet (LAN) and you wish to make it available from the
other (WAN) side of a NAT router. With NAT traversal properly configured, all HTTP traffic to an external HTTP port in the NAT
router is forwarded to the camera.
LAN (intranet)
WAN (internet)
Broadband
(NAT)
router
ISP
Notes:
• For NAT traversal to work, this must be supported by the broadband router.
• The broadband router has many different names: “NAT router”, “Network router“, Internet Gateway”, “Broadband
sharing device” or “Home firewall” but the essential purpose of the device is the same.
Enable/Disable - when enabled, the network cameras attempt to configure port mapping in a NAT router on your network,
using UPnP™. Note that UPnP™ must be enabled in the camera (see System Options > Network > UPnP).
Use manually selected NAT router - select this option to manually select a NAT router and enter the IP address for the router
in the field provided.
If a router is not manually specified, the network cameras automatically search for NAT routers on your network. If more than
one router is found, the default router is selected.
Alternative HTTP port - select this option to manually define an external HTTP port. Enter the port number in the field
provided. If no port is entered here a port number is automatically selected when NAT traversal is enabled.
Notes:
• An alternative HTTP port can be used/be active even if NAT traversal is disabled. This is useful if your NAT router does
not support UPnP and you need to manually configure port forwarding in the NAT router.
• If you attempt to manually enter a port that is already in use, another available port is automatically selected.
• When the port is selected automatically it is displayed in this field. To change this enter a new port number and click
Save.
FTP - The FTP server running in the network cameras enables the upload of new firmware, and user applications. Check the
box to enable the service.
RTSP - The RTSP protocol allows a connecting client to start an H.264 stream. Check the box to enable the server and enter
the RTSP port number to use. The default setting is 554. Note that H.264 video streams will not be available if this service is
not enabled.
SOCKS
SOCKS is a networking proxy protocol. The Axis network camera can be configured to use a SOCKS server to reach networks
on the other side of a firewall/proxy server. This functionality is useful if the network camera is located on a local network
behind a firewall, and notifications, uploads, alarms, and such need to be sent to a destination outside the local network (such
as the Internet). See the online help
for more information.
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QoS (Quality of Service)
Quality of Service (QoS) guarantees a certain level of a specified resource to selected traffic on a network. Quality can be
defined as a maintained level of bandwidth, low latency, and no packet losses. The main benefits of a QoS-aware network can
be summarized as:
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The ability to prioritize traffic and thus allow critical flows to be served before flows with lesser priority.
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Greater reliability in the network, thanks to the control of the amount of bandwidth an application may use, and thus
control over bandwidth races between applications.
The QoS in Axis network video products marks the data packets for various types of network traffic originating from the
product. This makes it possible for network routers and switches to reserve a fixed amount of bandwidth for these types of
traffic. The network cameras mark the following types of traffic:
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video
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event/alarm
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management network traffic
QoS Settings - For each type of network traffic supported by your Axis network video product, enter a DSCP
(Differentiated Services Codepoint) value. This value is used to mark the traffic’s IP header. When the marked traffic reaches a
network router or switch, the DSCP value in the IP header tells the router or switch the type of treatment to apply to this type
of traffic, for example, how much bandwidth to reserve for it. Note that DSCP values can be entered in decimal or hex form,
but saved values are always shown in decimal.
For more information on Quality of Service, please see the Axis support web at www.axis.com/techsup
SMTP (email)
Enter the host names (or IP addresses) and port numbers for your primary and secondary mail servers in the fields provided, to
enable the sending of notifications and image email messages from the camera to predefined addresses via SMTP.
If your mail server requires authentication, check the box for Use authentication to log in to this server and enter the
necessary information. See the online help
for more information.
SNMP
The Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) allows remote management of network devices. An SNMP community is
the group of devices and management station running SNMP. Community names are used to identify groups.
Depending on the level of security required, select the version of SNMP to use. The three levels of security are:
SNMP v1/v2 - Select either SNMP V1 that includes no security, or SNMP V2c that uses very simple security.
The community name can be specified as a password for read or read/write access to all supported SNMP objects. The
community is the group of network devices using SNMP. The default password for the Read Community is public and the
default password for the Write community is write.
Traps for SNMP v1/v2
Traps are used by the camera to send messages to a management system for important events or status changes.
If Enable traps is selected, enter the email address where the trap message is to be sent as well as the Trap community that
should receive the message.
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There are four types of traps available for the network camera.
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Cold start
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Warm start
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Link up
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Authentication failed
SNMP v3 - SNMP V3 - provides encryption and secure passwords. HTTPS must be enabled. To use traps with SNMP v3 an
SNMP v3 management application is required.
If the Enable SNMP v3 option is enabled, provide the Initial user password. Note that the initial password is activated only
when HTTPS is enabled and can only be set once.
If HTTPS is enabled, SNMP v1 and SNMP v2c should be disabled.
When SNMP configuration is ready, click Save to use the new settings or Reset to return to the default values.
UPnP™
The network camera includes support for UPnP™. UPnP™ is enabled by default, and the network camera then is automatically
detected by operating systems and clients that support this protocol.
RTP
RTP/ H.264 - These settings are the port range, IP address, port number (video), and Time-To-Live value to use for the video
stream(s) in multicast H.264 format. Only certain IP addresses and port numbers should be used for multicast streams. For
more information, please see the online help
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Bonjour
The network cameras include support for Bonjour. When enabled, the camera is automatically detected by operating systems
and clients that support this.
Storage
The Disk Management window is used to connect memory cards for recording video, monitoring a disk's status, enabling
automatic cleanup, and preventing overwriting of a memory card's memory.
Storage Device - This is used to connect and disconnect, format, and monitor the status and available recording space of a
memory card.
The Disk ID does not refer to a physical hard drive. When a memory card is connected to record video, it is given the label or
Disk ID of SD_DISK.
Click the Mount button to connect a memory card so that it can be used by the system. The memory card must be formatted
to be mountable. Mounting is done automatically when a new memory card is inserted, or when the system boots. The only
time you need to do a manual mount is when you have executed an unmount command and the memory card has not been
ejected and reinserted.
Free Space is the total recordable size in kilobytes of how much free space is left to record video.
Total size is the total recordable size in kilobytes of the memory card that is connected.
Status indicates if the memory card you want to record to is OK, disconnected, or if it failed to be connected.
The disk is Full when there is less than 1000KB of space left on the memory card.
Click the Format button to format the disk so that it can be written to. Any previous data stored on the disk will be lost.
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Read only shows the status of write-protect tab on the memory card. The status no means the tab is in the write-enabled
mode and video can be saved to the memory card. The status yes means the memory card's tab is in the write-protected or
read-only position and video cannot be saved to the memory card.
Device Settings - is used to configure the removal of recorded video.
If older recordings can safely be removed without loss of vital information, you can select Enable automatic disk cleanup to
automatically remove older recordings and create more space on the memory card.
You can set disk cleanup to take place for recordings that are older than a set number of days or weeks and when a set
percentage of the disk is full. The default time period is one day, and the default percentage is 95% full.
If there is only one recording on the memory card, and that recording is ongoing when the disk becomes full, the recording
will stop and the disk is locked.
If there is more than one completed recording on the memory card and new recordings are started that fill the disk, the oldest
completed recording followed by subsequent completed recordings are removed until the memory card becomes full. All
recording is then stopped and the disk is locked. Ongoing recordings that are stopped when the disk becomes full are not
removed.
Select Lock disk so that all recording to the disk is stopped and recordings cannot be removed. A locked disk cannot be
formatted.
Ports & Devices
This page allows configuration of the input and output ports supported by this device. Ports can be given descriptive names,
and their Normal state can be configured.
For more information please see the online help
.
LED
For a listing of all LED behavior, see page 6, or the online help
.
Maintenance
•
Restart - the camera is restarted without changing any settings.
•
Restore - the unit is restarted and most current settings are reset to factory default values. The settings that do not
reset are:
•
• the boot protocol (DHCP or static)
• the static IP address
• the default router
• the subnet mask
• the product interface language
• the system time
• focus and zoom setup
Default - the default button should be used with caution. Pressing this returns the camera's settings to the factory
default values (including the IP address).
Upgrade Server - See Upgrading the Firmware, on page 44.
Support
The Support Overview page provides valuable information on troubleshooting and contact information, should you require
technical assistance.
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The System Overview page provides an overview of the camera’s status and settings. Information that can be found here
includes the camera’s firmware version, IP address, security, event and image settings and recent log items. Many of the
captions are also links to other pages where you can make adjustments to the camera’s settings.
Logs & Reports
When contacting Axis support, please be sure to provide a valid
Server Report with your query. The Access Log is automatically
included in the server report.
Information - the Server Report and Parameter List may prove
useful when troubleshooting a problem or when contacting the Axis
support web.
•
•
•
•
•
•
System Log - Provides information about system events.
Access Log - By default, the Access Log lists all failed
attempts to access the camera but can be configured to
list all connections to the camera, whether successful or not. Go to Support > Logs & Reports > Configuration
and select the desired level of information from the list. See Configuration - From the drop-down lists, select the
level of information to be added to the System Log and Access Log files and the permitted size of the log files., on
page 42 for more information.
The Access Log is useful for various purposes such as tracking all access to the camera, simple web attraction
tracking, system analysis and troubleshooting.
Server Report - Provides information about the server status and should always be included when requesting
support.
Parameter List - Shows the unit's parameters and their current settings.
Connection List - Lists all clients that are currently accessing video. It is also used for system analysis and
troubleshooting.
Crash Report - Generates an archive with debug information for all running applications. This will typically take
several minutes to generate. Technical support may ask for this information if you report a problem.
Configuration - From the drop-down lists, select the level of information to be added to the System Log and Access Log files
and the permitted size of the log files.
The default information level for the Access Log is set to Critical & Warnings, i.e. failed connections. However, in an error
situation and when requesting support, set it to the highest information level - Critical & Warnings & Info.
For the Log Level for Email, select from the drop-down list the level of information to send as email and enter the destination
email address.
Advanced
Scripting is an advanced function that enables you to customize and use scripts. This function is a very powerful tool.
Caution!
Improper use may cause unexpected behavior or even cause loss of contact with the unit. If a script does cause problems,
reset the unit to its factory default settings. A backup file may be of use to return the unit to its latest configuration.
Axis recommends that you do not use this function unless you understand the consequences. Note that Axis support does
not provide assistance for problems with customized scripts.
For more information, please visit the Developer pages at www.axis.com/developer
File Upload - To use your own files as custom settings, upload the files first to the Network Camera. Browse to select the file.
Select the User level for the uploaded file. When the file is displayed correctly in the text field, click the Upload button.
Plain Config - this function is for the advanced user with experience of Axis network camera configuration. All parameters
can be set and modified from this page. Help is available from the standard help pages.
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About
Here you can find basic information about your network camera. You can also view third party software licenses.
Resetting to Factory Default Settings
To reset the camera to the original factory default settings, go to the System Options > Maintenance web page (as described
in Maintenance, on page 41) or use the Control button on the side of the camera (see page 6) as described below:
Using the Control Button
To reset the camera to the factory default settings using the Control Button:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Disconnect the power cable or if using PoE, disconnect the network cable.
Press and hold the Control button while reconnecting power.
Keep the Control button pressed until the Status indicator color changes to amber (this may take up to 15 seconds).
Release the Control button.
When the Status indicator changes to green (which may take up to 1 minute), the process is complete and the camera
has been reset. The unit now has the default IP address 192.168.0.90
Note:
For other methods of setting the IP address, please refer to the product’s Installation Guide that accompanies the
product, or download a copy from www.axis.com
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Troubleshooting
Checking the Firmware
Firmware is software that determines the functionality of the network cameras. One of your first actions when
troubleshooting a problem should be to check the current firmware version. The latest version may contain a correction that
fixes your particular problem. The current firmware version in your camera is displayed on the page Setup > Basic Setup or
under About.
Upgrading the Firmware
When you upgrade your camera with the latest firmware from the Axis Web site, your camera receives the latest functionality
available. Always read the upgrade instructions and release notes available with each new release, before updating the
firmware.
Note:
Preconfigured and customized settings are saved when the firmware is upgraded (providing the features are available
in the new firmware) although this is not guaranteed by Axis Communications. Always read the instructions and
release notes available with each new release, before upgrading the firmware.
1. Save the firmware file to your computer. The latest version
of the firmware is available free of charge from the Axis
website at www.axis.com/techsup
2. Go to Setup > System Options > Server Maintenance in
the camera’s web pages.
3. In the Upgrade Server section, browse to the desired
firmware file on your computer. Click Upgrade.
Notes:
•
•
•
After starting the upgrade process, always wait at least
5-10 minutes before restarting the camera, even if you
suspect the upgrade has failed.
Your dealer reserves the right to charge for any repair
attributable to faulty upgrading by the user.
The AXIS Camera Management software tool can be used for multiple upgrades. Please see the Axis website at
www.axis.com for more information.
Emergency Recovery Procedure
If power or the network connection to the camera is lost during the upgrade, the process fails and the unit becomes
unresponsive. A flashing red Status LED indicates a failed upgrade.To recover the unit, follow the steps below. The serial
number is found on the label attached to the bottom of the camera.
1. UNIX/Linux - From the command line, type the following:
arp -s <IP address of camera> <serial number> temp
ping -s 408 <IP address of camera>
2.
3.
4.
5.
Windows - From a command/DOS prompt, type the following:
arp -s <IP address of camera> <serial number>
ping -l 408 -t <IP address of camera>
If the unit does not reply within a few seconds, restart it and wait for a reply. Press CTRL+C to stop Ping.
Open a browser and type in the camera’s IP address. In the page that appears, use the Browse button to select the
upgrade file to use, for example, axisp3343.bin. Then click the Load button to restart the upgrade process.
After the upgrade is complete (1-10 minutes), the unit automatically restarts and shows a steady green on the Power
and Status LEDs and flashing green or amber on the Network LED.
Reinstall the camera, referring to the installation guide.
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If the emergency recovery procedure does not get the camera up and running again, please contact Axis support at
www.axis.com/techsup/
Axis Support
If you contact Axis support, please help us to help you solve your problems by providing the server report, the log file and a
detailed description of the problem.
Server Report - go to Setup > System Options > Support > Support Overview. The server report contains important
information about the server and its software, as well as a list of the current parameters.
The Log file is available from Setup > System Options > Support > Logs & Reports. The Log file records events in the unit
since the last system restart and can be a useful diagnostic tool when troubleshooting.
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Symptoms, Possible Causes, and Remedial Action
Problems setting the IP address
Try installation again. The IP address must be set within two minutes after power is
applied to the camera. Ensure the Ping length is set to 408. See Installation Guide.
The camera is located on a different
If the IP address intended for the camera and the IP address of your computer are
subnet
located on different subnets, you will not be able to set the IP address. Contact your
network administrator to obtain an appropriate IP address.
The IP address is being used by another Disconnect the camera from the network. Run the Ping command. (In a Comdevice
mand/DOS window, type ping and the IP address of the unit).
If you receive: Reply from <IP address>: bytes = 32; time = 10 ms..... - this means
that the IP address may already be in use by another device on your network. You
must obtain a new IP address and reinstall the unit.
If you see: Request timed out - this means that the IP address is available for use
with your camera. In this case, check all cabling and reinstall the unit.
Possible IP address conflict with
The static IP address in the camera is used before the DHCP server sets a a dynamic
another device on the same subnet
address. This means that if the same default static IP address is used by another
device, there may be problems accessing the camera. To avoid this, set the static IP
address to 0.0.0.0.
When using ARP/Ping
The camera cannot be accessed from a browser
Problems with ONVIF
The IP address has been changed by
DHCP
Other networking problems
If ONVIF is not working as expected, it may be that for security reasons ONVIF was
disabled when the camera was accessed over VAPIX. To enable ONVIF, reset the product to Factory default settings (see page 43).
If the camera and client are on the same network, Run AXIS IP Utility to locate the
camera. Identify the camera using its model or serial number. Alternatively:
1) Move the camera to an isolated network or to one with no DHCP or BOOTP server.
Set the IP address again, using the AXIS IP Utility (see the Installation Guide) or the
ARP/Ping commands.
2) Access the unit and disable DHCP in the TCP/IP settings. Return the unit to the
main network. The unit now has a fixed IP address that will not change.
3) As an alternative to 2), if dynamic IP address via DHCP or BOOTP is required, select
the required service and then configure IP address change notification from the network settings. Return the unit to the main network. The unit now has a dynamic IP
address, but will notify you if the address changes.
Test the network cable by connecting it to another network device, then Ping that
device from your workstation. See instructions above.
Camera is accessible locally, but not externally
Broadband router configuration
Firewall protection
Default routers required
To configure your broadband router to allow incoming data traffic to the camera,
enable the NAT-traversal feature which will attempt to automatically configure the
router to allow access to the camera.
This is enabled from Setup > System Options > Network > TCP/IP Advanced.
Check the Internet firewall with your system administrator.
Check if you need to configure the default router settings.
Problems with the H.264 format
Check that the correct network interface is selected in the AMC control panel applet
(network tab).
Check that the relevant H.264 connection methods are enabled in the AMC control
panel applet (network tab).
In the AMC control applet, select the H.264 tab and click the button Set to default
H.264 decoder.
No multicast H.264 displayed in the cli- Check with your network administrator that the multicast addresses used by the
ent
camera are valid for your network.
Check with your network administrator if there is a firewall preventing viewing.
Multicast H.264 only accessible by local Check if your router supports multicasting, or if the router settings between the cliclients
ent and the server need to be configured. The TTL (Time To Live) value may need to be
increased.
No H.264 displayed in the
client
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Color depth set incorrectly on clients. Set to 16-bit or 32-bit color.
In the case of blurred text overlays, or other rendering problems, you may need to
enable Advanced Video Rendering from the H.264 tab in the AMC control panel
applet.
Ensure that your graphics card is using the latest device driver. The latest drivers can
usually be downloaded from the manufacturer's web site.
Color saturation is different in H.264
Modify the settings for your graphics adapter. Please see the adapter's documentaand Motion JPEG
tion for more information.
Lower frame rate than expected
Reduce number of applications running on the client computer.
Limit the number of simultaneous viewers.
Check with the system administrator that there is enough bandwidth available. See
also the online help.
Check in the AMC control panel applet (H.264 tab) that video processing is not set to
Decode only I frames.
Lower the image resolution.
Why do I not get 30 frames per second? See the section General performance considerations, on page 54.
Image degeneration
Decrease the GOV length, see the online help for more information.
Poor rendering of H.264 images
The Power indicator is not constantly lit
Faulty power supply
Check that you are using the same indoor power supply that came with the product.
The Network indicator LEDs are flashing red rapidly
Hardware failure
Contact your Axis dealer.
No images displayed on web page
To enable the updating of video images in Microsoft Internet Explorer, set your
browser to allow ActiveX controls. Also, make sure that AXIS Media Control (AMC)
component is installed on your computer.
Installation of additional ActiveX com- Configure your camera to use a Java applet for updating the video images under
ponent restricted or prohibited
Live View Config > Layout > Default Viewer for Internet Explorer. See the online
help for more information.
Problem with AMC.
(Internet Explorer only)
Video/Image problems, general
Image too dark or too light
Missing images in uploads
Slow image update
Poor performance
Check the video image settings. See the online help on Video and Image Settings.
This can occur when trying to use a larger image buffer than is actually available. Try
lowering the frame rate or the upload period.
Configuring pre-buffers, motion detection, high-resolution images, or high frame
rates, will affect the performance of the camera.
Poor performance may be caused by heavy network traffic, multiple users accessing
the unit, low performance clients, use of features such as Motion Detection, Event
handling, Image rotation other than 180 degrees.
Poor quality snapshot images
Screen incorrectly configured on your
workstation
In Display Properties, configure your screen to show at least 65000 colors, that is, at
least 16-bit. Using only 16 or 256 colors will produce dithering artifacts in the image.
Overlay/Privacy mask is not displayed
Incorrect size or location of overlay or
privacy mask.
The overlay or privacy mask may have been positioned incorrectly or may be too
large. Refer to Overlay Image Requirements and Limitations in the online help for
more information.
Browser freezes
Mozilla/Firefox 1.4 (or later) can some- Lower the image resolution.
times freeze on a slow computer
Problems uploading files
Limited space
There is only limited space available for the upload of your own files. Try deleting
existing files to free up space.
Motion Detection triggers unexpectedly
Changes in luminance
Motion detection is based on changes in luminance in the image. This means that if
there are sudden changes in the lighting, motion detection may be triggered mistakenly. Lower the sensitivity setting to avoid problems with luminance.
For further assistance, please contact your reseller or see the support pages on the Axis website at www.axis.com/techsup
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Technical Specifications for AXIS P3343 Series
Technical Specifications for AXIS P3343 Series
Function/group
Item
Specification
Camera
Models
• AXIS P3343 - SVGA, tamper-resistant, indoor
• AXIS P3343-V - SVGA, vandal-resistant indoor
• AXIS P3343-VE - SVGA, vandal-resistant, outdoor
Image sensor
Lens
Video
Audio
• Varifocal, DC-iris, remote focus and zoom
• 6mm: 2.5 – 6 mm, F1.2, horizontal angle of view: 34° – 72°, vertical angle of
view: 24° – 54°, diagonal angle of view: 40° – 88°
• 12mm: 3.3 – 12 mm, F1.4, angle of view: 17° – 54°, vertical angle of
view: 12° – 40°, diagonal angle of view: 19° – 68°
Minimum
Illumination
6 mm: color: 0.2 lux, F1.2, b/w: 0.04 lux, F1.2
12 mm: color: 0.3 lux, F1.4, b/w: 0.05 lux, F1.4
Shutter time
1/25000 s to 1/6 s
Camera angle
adjustment
Pan 360°, tilt 170°, rotation 340°
Video compression
• H.264 Baseline profile (MPEG-4 Part 10/AVC)
• Motion JPEG
Resolutions
800x600 to 160x90
Frame rate H.264
30 fps in all resolutions
Frame rate
Motion JPEG
30 fps in all resolutions
Video streaming
• Multi-stream H.264 and Motion JPEG
• H.264: 1 stream in full resolution and frame rate.
2 individually configured streams in HDTV 720p and full frame rate.
• Motion JPEG: 1 stream in full resolution and frame rate.
• More streams if identical or limited in frame rate or resolution.
• Controllable frame rate and bandwidth
• VBR/CBR H.264
Image settings
• Compression, color, brightness, sharpness, contrast, white balance, exposure
control, exposure zones, backlight compensation, fine tuning of behavior at
low light, wide dynamic range with dynamic contrast
• Rotation: 0°, 90°, 180°, 270°
• Mirroring of images
• Text and image overlay
• Privacy mask
Users
• 20 simultaneous users
• Unlimited number of users using multicast (H.264)
Audio streaming
Audio compression
Network
1/4” Progressive scan RGB CMOS
Two-way
• AAC LC 8 kHz 32 kbit/s, 16 kHz 64 kbit/s
• G.711 PCM 8 kHz 64 kbit/s
• G.726 ADPCM 8 kHz 32 or 24 kbit/s
Audio input/output
External microphone input or line input, line level output
AXIS P3343 and AXIS P3343-V - Built-in microphone
Security
Password protection, IP address filtering, HTTPS encryption, IEEE 802.1X
network access control, digest authentication, user access log
Supported protocols
IPv4/v6, HTTP, HTTPS*, QoS Layer 3 DiffServ, FTP, SMTP, Bonjour,
UPnP, SNMPv1/v2c/v3(MIB-II), DNS, DynDNS, NTP, RTSP, RTP, TCP,
UDP, IGMP, RTCP, ICMP, DHCP, ARP, SOCKS.
*This product includes software developed by the Open SSL Project for use in
the Open SSL Tool kit (www.openssl.org)
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Function/group
Item
Specification
System
Integration
Application
Programming
Interface
• Open API for software integration, including VAPIX® from Axis
Communications*, AXIS Media Control SDK*, event trigger data in video
stream, the ONVIF specification available at www.onvif.org
• Quality of Service (QoS) layer 3, DiffServ Model
• Embedded Linux operating system
• Support for AXIS Video Hosting System (AVHS) with One-Click Camera
connection
*Available at www.axis.com
Intelligent Video
Video motion detection, active tampering alarm, audio detection
Alarm triggers
• intelligent video
• external input
Alarm events
• File upload via FTP, HTTP and email
• Notification via email, HTTP and TCP
• External output activation
• Video recording to local storage
Video buffer
48 MB pre- and post alarm
Video access from
web browser
• Camera live view
• Video recording to file (ASF)
• Sequence tour for up to 20 Axis video sources
• Customizable HTML pages
• Windows Vista, XP, 2000, 2003 server
• DirectX 9c or higher
• For other operating systems and browers see www.axis.com/techsup
Installation,
management and
maintenance
• AXIS Camera Management tool on CD and web-based configuration
• Firmware upgrades over HTTP or FTP, firmware available at www.axis.com
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Technical Specifications for AXIS P3343 Series
Function/group
Item
Specification
General
Casing
• Aluminum inner camera module with encapsulated electronics
• AXIS P3343: Tamper-resistant casing with polycarbonate base and
polycarbonate transparent cover
• AXIS P3343-V: 1000 kg (2200 lb.) impact-resistant casing with metal base
and rugged polycarbonate transparent cover; Tamper-proof mounting on
wall, hard or drop ceiling
• AXIS P3343-VE: 1000 kg (2200 lb.) impact-resistant IP66- and NEMA
4X-rated outdoor casing with metal base, rugged polycarbonate transparent
cover and integrated dehumidifying membrane
Processors, memory
• ARTPEC-3, 128 MB RAM, 128 MB Flash
• Battery backed-up real-time clock
Power
• AXIS P3343 and AXIS P3343-V: Power over Ethernet IEEE 802.3af Class 2
• AXIS P3343-VE: Power over Ethernet IEEE 802.3af Class 3
Connectors
• RJ-45 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX PoE
• Terminal block for 1 alarm input and 1 output
• 3.5 mm jack for Mic in (max 80 mVpp) or Line mono input (max 6.4 Vpp)
• 3.5 mm jack for Line mono output (max 1.3 Vpp) to active speaker
Operating conditions • AXIS P3343 and AXIS P3343-V: 0 – 50 ºC (32 – 122 ºF), Humidity 20 - 80%
RH (non-condensing)
• AXIS P3343-VE: -40 – +55 ºC (-40 – 131 ºF)
Approvals
• EN 55022 Class B
• EN 61000-3-2
• EN 61000-3-3
• EN 55024
• FCC Part 15 Subpart B, Class B
• ICES-003 Class B
• VCCI Class B
• C-tick AS/NZS CISPR 22
• EN 60950-1
• AXIS P3343-VE: IEC 60529 IP66, NEMA 250 Type 4X
Dimensions (HxWxD) • AXIS P3343: 97 mm x 148 mm x 148 mm (3.8” x 5.8” x 5.8”)
• AXIS P3343-V: 97 x 148 x 148 mm (3.8” x 5.8” x 5.8”)
• AXIS P3343-VE: 110 x 179 x 179 mm (4.3” x 7.1” x 7.1”)
Weight
• AXIS P3343: 445 g (1.0 lb.)
• AXIS P3343-V: 660 g (1.5 lb.)
• AXIS P3343-VE: 1415 g (3.1 lb.)
Included accessories
Mounting and connector kits, Installation Guide, CD with installation tools,
recording software and User’s Manual, Windows decoder 1-user license,
smoked transparent cover
AXIS P3343-VE: mounting bracket, cable shield, weather shield, network
cable 5 m (16 ft.) with gasket
Video management
software
(not included)
AXIS Camera Station - Video management software for viewing and
recording up to 50 cameras
See www.axis.com/products/video/software/ for more software applications
via partners
Optional accessories
• AXIS PoE Midspans
• Multi-user decoder license pack
• AXIS P3343: Drop-ceiling mount
• AXIS P3343/-V: Pendant kit, Mounting bracket
• AXIS P3343-VE: Pendant kit including weather shield
• Audio - I/O cable with gasket
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Technical Specifications for AXIS P3344 Series
Technical Specifications for AXIS P3344 Series
Function/group
Item
Specification
Camera
Models
• AXIS P3344 - 1MP/HDTV 720p, tamper-resistant, indoor
• AXIS P3344-V - 1MP/HDTV 720p, vandal-resistant, indoor
• AXIS P3344-VE - 1MP/HDTV 720p, vandal-resistant, outdoor
Image sensor
Lens
Video
Audio
• Varifocal, DC-iris, remote focus and zoom
• 6mm: 2.5 – 6 mm, F1.4, horizontal angle of view: 40° – 87°, vertical angle of
view: 24° – 54°, diagonal angle of view: 46° – 102°
• 12mm: 3.3 – 12 mm, F1.6, horizontal angle of view: 20° – 70°, vertical angle
of view: 12° – 40°, diagonal angle of view: 23° – 81°
Minimum
Illumination
6 mm: color: 0.3 lux, F1.4, b/w: 0.05 lux, F1.4
12 mm: color: 0.4 lux, F1.6, b/w: 0.06 lux, F1.6
Shutter time
1/25000 s to 1/6 s
Camera angle
adjustment
Pan 360°, tilt 170°, rotation 340°
Video compression
• H.264 Baseline profile (MPEG-4 Part 10/AVC)
• Motion JPEG
Resolutions
1280x800 to 160x90
Frame rate H.264
30 fps in all resolutions
Frame rate
Motion JPEG
30 fps in all resolutions
Video streaming
• Multi-stream H.264 and Motion JPEG
• H.264: 1 stream in full resolution and frame rate.
2 individually configured streams in HDTV 720p and full frame rate.
• Motion JPEG: 1 stream in full resolution and frame rate.
• More streams if identical or limited in frame rate or resolution.
• Controllable frame rate and bandwidth
• VBR/CBR H.264
Image settings
• Compression, color, brightness, sharpness, contrast, white balance, exposure
control, exposure zones, backlight compensation, fine tuning of behavior at
low light, wide dynamic range with dynamic contrast
• Rotation: 0°, 90°, 180°, 270°
• Mirroring of images
• Text and image overlay
• Privacy mask
Users
• 20 simultaneous users
• Unlimited number of users using multicast (H.264)
Audio streaming
Audio compression
Network
1/4” Progressive scan RGB CMOS
Two-way
• AAC LC 8 kHz 32 kbit/s, 16 kHz 64 kbit/s
• G.711 PCM 8 kHz 64 kbit/s
• G.726 ADPCM 8 kHz 32 or 24 kbit/s
Audio input/output
External microphone input or line input, line level output
AXIS P3344 Network Camera and AXIS P3344-V Network Camera: Built-in
microphone
Security
Password protection, IP address filtering, HTTPS encryption, IEEE 802.1X
network access control, digest authentication, user access log
Supported protocols
IPv4/v6, HTTP, HTTPS, SSL/TLS*, QoS Layer 3 DiffServ, FTP, SMTP, Bonjour,
UPnP, SNMPv1/v2c/v3(MIB-II), DNS, DynDNS, NTP, RTSP, RTP, TCP, UDP,
IGMP, RTCP, ICMP, DHCP, ARP, SOCKS.
*This product includes software developed by the Open SSL Project for use in
the Open SSL Tool kit (www.openssl.org)
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Technical Specifications for AXIS P3344 Series
Function/group
Item
Specification
System
Integration
Application
Programming
Interface
• Open API for software integration, including VAPIX® from Axis
Communications*, AXIS Media Control SDK*, event trigger data in video
stream, the ONVIF specification available at www.onvif.org
• Quality of Service (QoS) layer 3, DiffServ Model
• Embedded Linux operating system
• Support for AXIS Video Hosting System (AVHS) with One-Click Camera
connection
*Available at www.axis.com
Intelligent Video
Video motion detection, active tampering alarm, audio detection
Alarm triggers
• intelligent video
• external input
Alarm events
• File upload via FTP, HTTP and email
• Notification via email, HTTP and TCP
• External output activation
• Local storage
Video buffer
48 MB pre- and post alarm
Video access from
web browser
• Camera live view
• Video recording to file (ASF)
• Sequence tour for up to 20 Axis video sources
• Customizable HTML pages
• Windows Vista, XP, 2000, 2003 server
• DirectX 9c or higher
• For other operating systems and browers see www.axis.com/techsup
Installation,
management and
maintenance
• AXIS Camera Management tool on CD and web-based configuration
• Firmware upgrades over HTTP or FTP, firmware available at www.axis.com
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Technical Specifications for AXIS P3344 Series
Function/group
Item
Specification
General
Casing
• Aluminum inner camera module with encapsulated electronics
• AXIS P3344: Tamper-resistant casing with polycarbonate base and
polycarbonate transparent cover
• AXIS P3344-V: 1000 kg (2200 lb.) impact-resistant casing with metal base
and rugged polycarbonate transparent cover; Tamper-proof mounting on
wall, hard or drop ceiling
• AXIS P3344-VE: 1000 kg (2200 lb.) impact-resistant IP66- and NEMA
4X-rated outdoor casing with metal base, rugged polycarbonate transparent
cover and integrated dehumidifying membrane
Processors, memory
• ARTPEC-3, 128 MB RAM, 128 MB Flash
• Battery backed-up real-time clock
Power
• AXIS P3344 and AXIS P3344-V: Power over Ethernet IEEE 802.3af Class 2
• AXIS P3344-VE: Power over Ethernet IEEE 802.3af Class 3
Connectors
• RJ-45 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX PoE
• Terminal block for 1 alarm input and 1 output
• 3.5 mm jack for Mic in (max 80 mVpp) or Line mono input (max 6.4 Vpp)
• 3.5 mm jack for Line mono output (max 1.3 Vpp) to active speaker
Operating conditions • AXIS P3344 and AXIS P3344-V: 0 – 50 ºC (32 – 122 ºF), Humidity 20 - 80%
RH (non-condensing)
• AXIS P3344-VE: -40 – +55 ºC (-40 – 131 ºF)
Approvals
• EN 55022 Class B
• EN 61000-3-2
• EN 61000-3-3
• EN 55024
• FCC Part 15 Subpart B Class B
• ICES-003 Class B
• VCCI Class B
• C-tick AS/NZS CISPR 22
• EN 60950-1
• AXIS P3344-VE: IEC 60529 IP66, NEMA 250 Type 4X
Dimensions (HxWxD) • AXIS P3344: 97 x 148 x 148 mm
• AXIS P3344-V: 97 x 148 x 148 mm
• AXIS P3344-VE: 110 x 179 x 179 mm
Weight
• AXIS P3344: 445 g
• AXIS P3344-V: 660 g
• AXIS P3344-VE: 1415 g
Included accessories
Mounting and connector kits, Installation Guide, CD with installation tools,
recording software and User’s Manual, Windows decoder 1-user license,
smoked transparent cover
AXIS P3344-VE: mounting bracket, cable shield, weather shield, network
cable 5 m (16 ft.) with gasket
Video management
software
(not included)
AXIS Camera Station - Video management software for viewing and
recording up to 50 cameras
See www.axis.com/products/video/software/ for more software applications
via partners
Optional accessories
• AXIS PoE Midspans
• Multi-user decoder license pack
• AXIS P3344: Drop-ceiling mount
• AXIS P3344/-V: Pendant kit, Mounting bracket
• AXIS P3344-VE: Pendant kit including weather shield
• Audio - I/O cable with gasket
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General performance considerations
General performance considerations
When setting up your system, it is important to consider how various settings and situations will affect performance. Some
factors affect the amount of bandwidth (the bit rate) required, others can affect the frame rate, and some affect both. If the
load on the CPU reaches its maximum, this will also affect the frame rate.
The following factors are among the most important to consider:
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High image resolutions and/or lower compression levels result in larger images. Bandwidth affected.
Access by large numbers of Motion JPEG and/or unicast H.264 clients. Bandwidth affected.
Simultaneous viewing of different streams (resolution, compression) by different clients. Effect on frame rate and
bandwidth.
Accessing both Motion JPEG and H.264 video streams simultaneously. Frame rate and bandwidth affected.
Heavy usage of event settings affects the camera’s CPU load. Frame rate affected.
Heavy network utilization due to poor infrastructure. Framerate affected.
Viewing on poorly performing client PCs lowers perceived performance. Frame rate affected.
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Glossary of Terms
Glossary of Terms
device used in many digital cameras is a large integrated circuit
that contains hundreds of thousands of photo-sites (pixels)
that convert light energy into electronic signals. Its size is
measured diagonally and can be 1/4", 1/3", 1/2" or 2/3".
ActiveX - A standard that enables software components to
interact with one another in a networked environment,
regardless of the language(s) used to create them. web
browsers may come into contact with ActiveX controls, ActiveX
documents, and ActiveX scripts. ActiveX controls are often
downloaded and installed automatically as required.
CGI (Common Gateway Interface) - A specification for
communication between a web server and other (CGI)
programs. For example, a HTML page that contains a form
might use a CGI program to process the form data once it is
submitted.
Angle - The field of view, relative to a standard lens in a 35mm
still camera, expressed in degrees, e.g. 30°. For practical
purposes, this is the area that a lens can cover, where the angle
of view is determined by the focal length of the lens. A
wide-angle lens has a short focal length and covers a wider
angle of view than standard or telephoto lenses, which have
longer focal lengths.
CIF (Common Intermediate Format) - CIF refers to the analog
video resolutions 352x288 pixels (PAL) and 352x240 pixels
(NTSC). See also Resolution.
Client/Server - Client/server describes the relationship
between two computer programs in which one program, the
client, makes a service request from another program, the
server, which fulfils the request. Typically, multiple client
programs share the services of a common server program. A
web browser is a client program that requests services (the
sending of web pages or files) from a web server.
ARP (Address Resolution Protocol) - This protocol is used to
associate an IP address to a hardware MAC address. A request
is broadcast on the local network to discover the MAC address
for an IP address.
ARTPEC (Axis Real Time Picture Encoder) - This chip is used
for image compression, and image processing such as
conversion of raw image sensor data, color correction,
sharpening, noise filtering etc.
CMOS (Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor) - A
CMOS is a widely used type of semiconductor that uses both
negative and positive circuits. Since only one of the circuit
types is on at any given time, CMOS chips require less power
than chips using just one type of transistor. CMOS image
sensors also allow processing circuits to be included on the
same chip, an advantage not possible with CCD sensors, which
are also much more expensive to produce.
ASIC (Application Specific Integrated Circuit) - A circuit
designed for a specific application, as opposed to a general
purpose circuit, such as a microprocessor.
Aspect ratio - A ratio of width to height in images. A common
aspect ratio used for television screens and computer monitors
is 4:3. High-definition television (HDTV) uses an aspect ratio of
9:16.
Codec - In communications engineering, a codec is usually a
coder/decoder. Codecs are used in integrated circuits or chips
that convert e.g. analog video signals into a digital format for
transmission. The codec also converts received digital signals
back into analog format. A codec uses analog-to-digital
conversion and digital-to-analog conversion in the same chip.
Autoiris (DC-Iris) - This special type of iris is electrically
controlled by the camera, to automatically regulate the amount
of light allowed to enter.
Codec can also mean compression/decompression, in which
case it is generally taken to mean an algorithm or computer
program for reducing the size of large files and programs.
Bitmap - A bitmap is a data file representing a rectangular grid
of pixels. It defines a display space and color for each pixel (or
‘bit’) in the display space. This type of image is known as a
‘raster graphic.’ GIFs and JPEGs are examples of image file types
that contain bitmaps.
Compression - See Image compression.
DC-Iris (Autoiris) - This special type of iris is electrically
controlled by the camera, to automatically regulate the amount
of light allowed to enter.
Because a bitmap uses this fixed raster method, it cannot easily
be rescaled without losing definition. Conversely, a vector
graphic image uses geometrical shapes to represent the image,
and can thus be quickly rescaled.
DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) - DHCP is a
protocol that lets network administrators automate and
centrally manage the assignment of Internet Protocol (IP)
addresses to network devices in a network.
Bit rate - The bit rate (in kbit/s or Mbit/s) is often referred to
as speed, but actually defines the number of bits/time unit and
not distance/time unit.
DHCP uses the concept of a ‘lease’ or amount of time that a
given IP address will be valid for a computer. The lease time can
vary, depending on how long a user is likely to require the
network connection at a particular location.
Bonjour - Also known as zero-configuration networking,
Bonjour enables devices to automatically discover each other
on a network, without having to enter IP addresses or configure
DNS servers. Bonjour is a trademark of Apple Computer, Inc.
DHCP also supports static addresses for e.g. computers running
web servers, which need a permanent IP address.
DNS (Domain Name System) - DNS is used to locate and
translate Internet domain names into IP (Internet Protocol)
addresses. A domain name is a meaningful and
easy-to-remember name for an Internet address. For example
the domain name www.example.com is much easier to
remember than 192.0.34.166. The translation tables for domain
Broadband - In network engineering terms, this describes
transmission methods where two or more signals share the
same carrier. In more popular terminology, broadband is taken
to mean high-speed data transmission.
CCD (Charged Coupled Device) - This light-sensitive image
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entry point to another network. In a corporate network for
example, a computer server acting as a gateway often also acts
as a proxy server and a firewall server. A gateway is often
associated with both a router, which knows where to direct a
given packet of data that arrives at the gateway, and a switch,
which furnishes the actual path in and out of the gateway for a
given packet.
names are contained in Domain name servers.
Domain Server - Domains can also be used by organizations
who wish to centralize the management of their (Windows)
computers. Each user within a domain has an account that
usually allows them to log in to and use any computer in the
domain, although restrictions may also apply. The domain
server is the server that authenticates the users on the network.
GIF (Graphics Interchange Format) - GIF is one of the most
common file formats used for images in web pages. There are
two versions of the format, 87a and 89a. Version 89a supports
animations, i.e. a short sequence of images within a single GIF
file. A GIF89a can also be specified for interlaced presentation.
Ethernet - Ethernet is the most widely installed local area
network technology. An Ethernet LAN typically uses special
grades of twisted pair wires. The most commonly installed
Ethernet systems are 10BASE-T and 100BASE-T10, which
provide transmission speeds up to 10 Mbps and 100 Mbps
respectively.
GOV (Group Of VOPs) - A group of VOPs is the basic unit of
an H.264 video stream. The GOV contains different types and
numbers of VOPs (I-VOPs, P-VOPs) as determined by the GOV
length and GOV structure. See also VOP.
ETRAX (Ethernet Token Ring AXIS) - Axis' own
microprocessor.
Factory default settings - These are the settings that
originally applied for a device when it was first delivered from
the factory. If it should become necessary to reset a device to
its factory default settings, this will, for many devices,
completely reset any settings that were changed by the user.
GOV length - The GOV length determines the number of
images (VOPs) in the GOV structure. See also GOV and VOP.
GOV structure - The GOV structure describes the composition
of an H.264 video stream, as regards the type of images (I-VOPs
or P-VOPs) included in the stream, and their internal order. See
also GOV and VOP.
Firewall - A firewall works as a barrier between networks, e.g.
between a Local Area Network and the Internet. The firewall
ensures that only authorized users are allowed to access the
one network from the other. A firewall can be software running
on a computer, or it can be a standalone hardware device.
H.264 - Also known as MPEG-4 Part 10. This is the new
generation compression standard for digital video. H.264 offers
higher video resolution than Motion JPEG or MPEG-4 at the
same bit rate and bandwidth, or the same quality video at a
lower bit rate.
Focal length - Measured in millimeters, the focal length of a
camera lens determines the width of the horizontal field of
view, which in turn is measured in degrees.
Half-duplex - See Full-duplex.
HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) - HTML is the set of
"markup" symbols or codes inserted in a file intended for
display in web browser. The markup tells the browser how to
display the page's words and images for the user.
FTP (File Transfer Protocol) - An application protocol that
uses the TCP/IP protocols. It is used to exchange files between
computers/devices on networks.
Frame - A frame is a complete video image. In the 2:1
interlaced scanning format of the RS-170 and CCIR formats, a
frame is made up of two separate fields of 262.5 or 312.5 lines
interlaced at 60 or 50 Hz to form a complete frame, which
appears at 30 or 25 Hz. In video cameras with a progressive
scan, each frame is scanned line-by-line and not interlaced;
most are also displayed at 30 and 25 Hz.
HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol) - HTTP is the set of rules
for exchanging files (text, graphic images, sound, video, and
other multimedia files) on the web. The HTTP protocol runs on
top of the TCP/IP suite of protocols.
Hub - A (network) hub is used to connect multiple devices to
the network. The hub transmits all data to all devices
connected to it, whereas a switch will only transmit the data to
the device it is specifically intended for.
Frame rate - The frame rate used to describe the frequency at
which a video stream is updated is measured in frames per
second (fps). A higher frame rate is advantageous when there is
movement in the video stream, as it maintains image quality
throughout.
Image compression - Image compression minimizes the file
size (in bytes) of an image. Two of the most common
compressed image formats are JPEG and GIF.
Full duplex - Transmission of data in two directions
simultaneously. In an audio system this would describe e.g. a
telephone system. Half duplex also provides bi-directional
communication, but only in one direction at a time, as in a
walkie-talkie system.
Interlacing - Interlaced video is video captured at 50 pictures
(known as fields) per second, of which every 2 consecutive
fields (at half height) are then combined into 1 frame.
Interlacing was developed many years ago for the analog TV
world and is still used widely today. It provides good results
when viewing motion in standard TV pictures, although there is
always some degree of distortion in the image.
Gain - Gain is the amplification factor and the extent to which
an analog amplifier boosts the strength of a signal.
Amplification factors are usually expressed in terms of power.
The decibel (dB) is the most common way of quantifying the
gain of an amplifier.
To view interlaced video on e.g. a computer monitor, the video
must first be de-interlaced, to produce progressive video, which
consists of complete images, one after the other, at 25 frames
per second. See also Progressive scan.
Gateway - A gateway is a point in a network that acts as an
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IP (Internet Protocol) - The Internet Protocol is a method
transmitting data over a network. Data to be sent is divided
into individual and completely independent "packets." Each
computer (or host) on the Internet has at least one address that
uniquely identifies it from all others, and each data packet
contains both the sender's address and the receiver's address.
Mbit/s (Megabits per second) - A measure of the bit rate, i.e.
the rate at which bits are passing a given point. Commonly
used to give the ‘speed’ of a network. A LAN might run at 10 or
100 Mbit/s. See also Bit rate.
Monitor - A monitor is very similar to a standard television set,
but lacks the electronics to pick up regular television signals.
The Internet Protocol ensures that the data packets all arrive at
the intended address. As IP is a connectionless protocol, which
means that there is no established connection between the
communication end-points, packets can be sent via different
routes and do not need to arrive at the destination in the
correct order.
Motion JPEG - Motion JPEG is a simple
compression/decompression technique for networked video.
Latency is low and image quality is guaranteed, regardless of
movement or complexity of the image. Image quality is
controlled by adjusting the compression level, which in turn
provides control over the file size, and thereby the bit rate.
Once the data packets have arrived at the correct destination,
another protocol - Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) - puts
them in the right order. See also TCP.
High-quality individual images from the Motion JPEG stream
are easily extracted. See also JPEG.
IP Address - An IP address is simply an address on an IP
network used by a computer/device connected to that network.
IP addresses allow all the connected computers/devices to find
each other and to pass data back and forth.
Megapixel - See Pixel.
MPEG-2 - MPEG-2 is the designation for a group of audio and
video coding standards, and is typically used to encode audio
and video for broadcast signals, including digital satellite and
Cable TV. MPEG-2, with some modifications, is also the coding
format used by standard commercial DVD movies.
To avoid conflicts, each IP address on any given network must
be unique. An IP address can be assigned as fixed, so that it
does not change, or it can be assigned dynamically (and
automatically) by DHCP.
Multicast - Bandwidth-conserving technology that reduces
bandwidth usage by simultaneously delivering a single stream
of information to multiple network recipients.
An IP address consists of four groups (or quads) of decimal
digits separated by periods, e.g. 130.5.5.25. Different parts of
the address represent different things. Some part will represent
the network number or address, and some other part will
represent the local machine address.
Network connectivity - The physical (wired or wireless) and
logical (protocol) connection of a computer network or an
individual device to a network, such as the Internet or a LAN.
See also IP (Internet Protocol).
I-VOP - See VOP.
NTSC (National Television System Committee) - NTSC is the
television and video standard in the United States. NTSC
delivers 525 lines at 60 half-frames/second.
JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group) - Together with
the GIF file format, JPEG is an image file type commonly used
on the web. A JPEG image is a bitmap, and usually has the file
suffix '.jpg' or ".jpeg." When creating a JPEG image, it is
possible to configure the level of compression to use. As the
lowest compression (i.e. the highest quality) results in the
largest file, there is a trade-off between image quality and file
size.
NWay - A network protocol that automatically negotiates the
highest possible common transmission speed between two
devices.
PAL (Phase Alternating Line) - PAL is the dominant television
standard in Europe. PAL delivers 625 lines at 50
half-frames/second.
kbit/s (kilobits per second) - A measure of the bit rate, i.e. the
rate at which bits are passing a given point. See also Bit rate.
Ping - Ping is a basic network program used diagnostically to
check the status of a network host or device. Ping can be used
to see if a particular network address (IP address or host name)
is occupied or not, or if the host at that address is responding
normally. Ping can be run from e.g. the Windows Command
prompt or the command line in UNIX.
LAN (Local Area Network) - A LAN is a group of computers
and associated devices that typically share common resources
within a limited geographical area.
Linux - Linux is an open source operating system within the
UNIX family. Because of its robustness and availability, Linux
has won popularity in the open source community and among
commercial application developers.
Pixel - A pixel is one of the many tiny dots that make up a
digital image. The color and intensity of each pixel represents a
tiny area of the complete image.
MAC address (Media Access Control address) - A MAC
address is a unique identifier associated with a piece of
networking equipment, or more specifically, its interface with
the network. For example, the network card in a computer has
its own MAC address.
PoE (Power over Ethernet) - Power over Ethernet provides
power to a network device via the same cable as used for the
network connection. This is very useful for IP-Surveillance and
remote monitoring applications in places where it may be too
impractical or expensive to power the device from a power
outlet.
Manual iris - This is the opposite to an autoiris, i.e. the camera
iris must be adjusted manually to regulate the amount of light
allowed to reach the image sensor.
PPP (Point-to-Point Protocol) - A protocol that uses a serial
interface for communication between two network devices. For
example, a PC connected by a phone line to a server.
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PPTP (Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol) - A protocol (set
of communication rules) that allows corporations to extend
their own corporate network through private "tunnels" over the
public Internet. In this way a corporation can effectively use a
WAN (Wide Area Network) as a large single LAN (Local Area
Network). This kind of interconnection is known as a virtual
private network (VPN).
RTCP offers quality-of-service feedback from receivers to the
multicast group as well as support for the synchronization of
different media streams.
RTP (Real-Time Transport Protocol) - RTP is an Internet
protocol for the transport of real-time data, e.g. audio and
video. It can be used for media-on-demand as well as
interactive services such as Internet telephony.
Pre/post alarm images - The images from immediately before
and after an alarm. These images are stored in a buffer for later
retrieval.
RTSP (Real Time Streaming Protocol) - RTSP is a control
protocol, and a starting point for negotiating transports such as
RTP, multicast and Unicast, and for negotiating codecs.
Progressive scan - Progressive scan, as opposed to interlaced
video, scans the entire picture, line by line every sixteenth of a
second. In other words, captured images are not split into
separate fields as in interlaced scanning.
RTSP can be considered a ‘remote control’ for controlling the
media stream delivered by a media server. RTSP servers typically
use RTP as the protocol for the actual transport of audio/video
data.
Computer monitors do not need interlace to show the picture
on the screen, but instead show them progressively, on one line
at a time in perfect order, i.e. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 etc., so there is
virtually no ‘flickering’ effect. In a surveillance application, this
can be critical when viewing detail within a moving image,
such as a person running. A high-quality monitor is required to
get the best from progressive scan. See also Interlacing.
Router - A device that determines the next network point to
which a packet should be forwarded on its way to its final
destination. A router creates and/or maintains a special routing
table that stores information on how best to reach certain
destinations. A router is sometimes included as part of a
network switch. See also switch.
Server - In general, a server is a computer program that
provides services to other computer programs in the same or
other computers. A computer running a server program is also
frequently referred to as a server. In practice, the server may
contain any number of server and client programs. A web server
is the computer program that supplies the requested HTML
pages or files to the client (browser).
Protocol - A special set of rules governing how two entities
will communicate. Protocols are found at many levels of
communication, and there are hardware protocols and software
protocols.
Proxy server - In an organization that uses the Internet, a
proxy server acts as an intermediary between a workstation
user and the Internet. This provides security, administrative
control, and a caching service. Any proxy server associated with
a gateway server, or part of a gateway server, effectively
separates the organization’s network from the outside network
and the local firewall. It is the firewall server that protects the
network against outside intrusion.
Sharpness - This is the control of fine detail within a picture.
This feature was originally introduced into color TV sets that
used notch filter decoders. This filter took away all high
frequency detail in the black and white region of the picture.
The sharpness control attempted to put some of that detail
back in the picture. Sharpness controls are mostly superfluous
in today's high-end TVs. The only logical requirement for it
nowadays is on a VHS machine.
A proxy server receives requests for Internet services (such as
web page requests) from many users. If the proxy server is also
a cache server, it looks in its local cache of previously
downloaded web pages. If it finds the page, it is returned to the
user without forwarding the request to the Internet. If the page
is not in the cache, the proxy server, acting as a client on behalf
of the user, uses one of its own IP addresses to request the page
from another server over the Internet. When the requested
page is returned, the proxy server forwards it to the user that
originally requested it.
SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol) - SMTP is used for
sending and receiving e-mail. However, as it is ‘simple,’ it is
limited in its ability to queue messages at the receiving end,
and is usually used with one of two other protocols, POP3 or
IMAP. These other protocols allow the user to save messages in
a server mailbox and download them periodically from the
server.
P-VOP - See VOP.
SMTP authentication is an extension of SMTP, whereby the
client is required to log into the mail server before or during the
sending of email. It can be used to allow legitimate users to
send email while denying the service to unauthorized users,
such as spammers.
Resolution - Image resolution is a measure of how much detail
a digital image can hold: the greater the resolution, the greater
the level of detail. Resolution can be specified as the number of
pixel-columns (width) by the number of pixel-rows (height),
e.g. 320x240.
SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) - SNMP
forms part of the Internet Protocol suite, as defined by the
Internet Engineering Task Force. The protocol can support
monitoring of network-attached devices for any conditions
that warrant administrative attention.
Alternatively, the total number of pixels (usually in megapixels)
in the image can be used. In analog systems it is also common
to use other format designations, such as CIF, QCIF, 4CIF, etc.
RTCP (Real-Time Control Protocol) - RTCP provides support
for real-time conferencing of groups of any size within an
intranet. This support includes source identification and
support for gateways like audio and video bridges as well as
multicast-to-unicast translators.
Sockets - Sockets are a method for communication between a
client program and a server program over a network. A socket is
defined as ‘the endpoint in a connection.’ Sockets are created
and used with a set of programming requests or ‘function calls’
sometimes called the sockets application programming
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Varifocal lens - A varifocal lens provides a wide range of focal
lengths, as opposed to a lens with a fixed focal length, which
only provides one.
interface (API).
SSL/TSL (Secure Socket Layer/Transport Layer Security)
These two protocols (SSL is succeeded by TSL) are cryptographic
protocols that provide secure communication on a network. SSL
is commonly used over HTTP to form HTTPS, as used e.g. on the
Internet for electronic financial transactions. SSL uses public
key certificates to verify the identity of the server.
VPN (Virtual Private Network) - This creates a secure
"tunnel" between the points within the VPN. Only devices with
the correct "key" will be able to work within the VPN. The VPN
network can be within a company LAN (Local Area Network),
but different sites can also be connected over the Internet in a
secure way. One common use for VPN is for connecting a
remote computer to the corporate network, via e.g. a direct
phone line or via the Internet.
Subnet/subnet mask - A subnet is an identifiably separate
part of an organization's network. Typically, a subnet may
represent all the machines at one geographic location, in one
building, or on the same local area network (LAN). Having an
organization's network divided into subnets allows it to be
connected to the Internet with a single shared network address.
VOP (Video Object Plane) - A VOP is an image frame in an
H.264 video stream. There are several types of VOP:
The subnet mask is the part of the IP address that tells a
network router how to find the subnet that the data packet
should be delivered to. Using a subnet mask saves the router
having to handle the entire 32-bit IP address; it simply looks at
the bits selected by the mask.
- An I-VOP is complete image frame.
- A P-VOP codes the differences between images, as long as it
is more efficient to do so. Otherwise it codes the whole image,
which may also be a completely new image.
WAN (Wide-Area-Network) - Similar to a LAN, but on a
larger geographical scale.
Switch - A switch is a network device that connects network
segments together, and which selects a path for sending a unit
of data to its next destination. In general, a switch is a simpler
and faster mechanism than a router, which requires knowledge
about the network and how to determine the route. Some
switches include the router function. See also Router.
W-LAN (Wireless LAN) - A wireless LAN is a wireless local
area network that uses radio waves as its carrier: where the
network connections for end-users are wireless. The main
network structure usually uses cables.
TCP (Transmission Control Protocol) - TCP is used along with
the Internet Protocol (IP) to transmit data as packets between
computers over the network. While IP takes care of the actual
packet delivery, TCP keeps track of the individual packets that
the communication (e.g. requested a web page file) is divided
into, and, when all packets have arrived at their destination, it
reassembles them to re-form the complete file.
Web server - A web server is a program, which allows web
browsers to retrieve files from computers connected to the
Internet. The web server listens for requests from web browsers
and upon receiving a request for a file sends it back to the
browser.
The primary function of a web server is to serve pages to other
remote computers; consequently, it needs to be installed on a
computer that is permanently connected to the Internet. It also
controls access to the server whilst monitoring and logging
server access statistics.
TCP is a connection-oriented protocol, which means that a
connection is established between the two end-points and is
maintained until the data has been successfully exchanged
between the communicating applications.
WPA-PSK (Wi-Fi Protected Access - Pre-Shared Key) - This
wireless encryption method uses a pre-shared key (PSK) for key
management. Keys can usually be entered as manual hex
values, as hexadecimal characters, or as a Passphrase.
WPA-PSK provides a greater degree of security than WEP.
Telnet - Telnet is a simple method with which to access
another network device, e.g. a computer. The HTTP protocol and
the FTP protocols allow you to request specific files from
remote computers, but do not allow you logon as a user of that
computer. With Telnet, you log on as a regular user with
whatever privileges you may have been granted for specific
applications and data residing on that computer.
Zoom lens - A zoom lens can be moved (zoomed) to enlarge
the view of an object to show more detail.
UDP (User Datagram Protocol) - UDP is a communications
protocol that offers limited service for exchanging data in a
network that uses the Internet Protocol (IP). UDP is an
alternative to the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP). The
advantage of UDP is that it is not required to deliver all data
and may drop network packets when there is e.g. network
congestion. This is suitable for live video, as there is no point in
re-transmitting old information that will not be displayed
anyway.
Unicast - Communication between a single sender and a single
receiver over a network. A new connection is established for
each new user.
URL (Uniform Resource Locator) - An "address" on the
network.
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Index
Index
P
Port Status 31
Post-trigger Buffer 28
Pre-trigger Buffer 28
A
Action Buttons 11, 23
Administrator 14
Alarm 30
AMC 8, 13
ARP/Ping 36
AVHS 36, 49, 52
Axis Media Control 13
Q
QoS (Quality of Service) 39
QuickTime 13, 23
R
Recovery 44
B
Backup 42
Bonjour 8, 40
Buffer Size 28
Buffers 28
S
Scheduled Event 30
Security 33
Server Time 34
SNMP 39
Support 41
System Options 33
C
Camera tampering 30
Control Button 43
T
TCP Server 27
TCP/IP Settings 36
Time Mode 34
Troubleshooting 44
D
Date & Time 34
Default Viewer 23
DNS Configuration 37
DNS Server 37
Domain Name 37
U
Upgrade Server 41
UPnP 37, 40
Users 33
E
Emergency Recovery 44
Enable ARP/Ping 36
Event Servers 27
Events 27
V
Video Stream 14
W
WDR 17
F
FTP Server 27
H
H.264 14
Host Name 37
HTTP Server 27
HTTPS 10, 33, 37
I
IP Address Filtering 33
L
Live View 11
Live View Config 22
Logs & Reports 42
M
Motion Detection 30
N
NAT traversal 9, 37, 38
Network Settings 36
NTP Server 35
O
ONVIF 2, 5, 46, 49, 52
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