SkyIPCam747 Night Vision Pan/Tilt Network Camera User`s Manual

SkyIPCam747 Night Vision Pan/Tilt Network Camera User`s Manual

SkyIPCam747

Night Vision Pan/Tilt Network Camera

Model # AICN747

User’s Manual

Ver. 1.0

TABLE OF CONTENTS

CHAPTER 1 ................................................................................................................. 2

INTRODUCTION TO YOUR CAMERA ................................................................... 2

1.1 Checking the Package Contents .......................................................................... 2

1.2 Getting to Know Your Camera.............................................................................. 3

1.3 Features and Benefits .......................................................................................... 4

1.4 System Requirement ............................................................................................ 5

CHAPTER 2 ................................................................................................................. 6

HARDWARE INSTALLATION ................................................................................. 6

2.1 Installing the Wall Mount Kit ................................................................................. 6

2.2 Connecting the Camera to LAN............................................................................ 6

2.3 Applications of the Camera .................................................................................. 7

CHAPTER 3 ................................................................................................................. 8

SOFTWARE INSTALLATION .................................................................................. 8

3.1 Installing SkyIPCam Utility.................................................................................... 8

3.2 Using SkyIPCam Utility......................................................................................... 9

3.3 Viewing Images .................................................................................................. 14

3.4 Using SkyIPCam View ........................................................................................ 18

CHAPTER 4 ............................................................................................................... 31

CONFIGURATION .................................................................................................... 31

4.1 Using the Web Configuration.............................................................................. 31

4.2 Basic Setup ........................................................................................................ 31

4.3 Network Settings ................................................................................................ 34

4.4 Pan/Tilt Settings ................................................................................................. 37

4.5 Setting up Video & Audio.................................................................................... 38

4.6 Event Server Configuration ................................................................................ 41

4.7 Motion Detect ..................................................................................................... 43

4.8 Event Configuration ............................................................................................ 44

4.9 Tools................................................................................................................... 48

4.10 Information.......................................................................................................... 49

APPENDIX ................................................................................................................. 50

A.1 Specification ....................................................................................................... 50

A.2 GPIO Terminal Application ................................................................................. 51

A.3 Glossary of Terms .............................................................................................. 52

TECHNICAL SUPPORT ............................................................................................... 57

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1.1 Checking the Package Contents

Check the items contained in the package carefully. You should have the following:

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One Pan-Tilt AICN747 Network Camera.

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One AC Power Adapter.

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One Wall Mount Kit.

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One GPIO Connector

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One Ethernet Cable (RJ-45 type).

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One Installation CD-ROM.

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One Quick Installation Guide.

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1.2 Getting to Know Your Camera

Front View

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1.3 Features and Benefits

„ MJPEG Codec Supported

The camera provides you with excellent images by the MJPEG codec technology, allowing you to adjust image size and quality, and bit rate according to the networking environment.

„ 2-way Audio Capability

The built-in microphone of the camera provides on-the-spot audio via the Internet, allowing you to monitor the on-site voice. In addition, you can connect an external speaker to the camera to talk to people at the camera view.

„ Day & Night Surveillance Supported

The seven Infrared LEDs around the standard lens assembly enable the camera to capture crystal clear images in dark environments or at night. When the Light Sensor detects the environmental light level as being too low, the camera captures the images in black & white mode using these infrared LEDs.

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„ Optimal Viewing

With the pan/tile functions, you can easily monitor everywhere via the camera by moving the camera lens to the left/right (165/165 degrees) or up/down (90/15 degrees). In addition, you can assign up to eight positions for the camera, enabling you to move the camera lens to the desired position quickly.

„ I/O Connectors Provided

The camera provides the I/O connectors on the rear panel (IN/OUT), which provide the physical interface to send and receive digital signals to a variety of external alarm devices. You can connect a special featured device, and then configure the settings and control the device from the GPIO Trigger window of Web Configuration.

„ Remote Control Supported

By using a standard Web browser or the bundled SkyIPCam View software application, the administrator can easily change the configuration of the camera via Intranet or Internet. In addition, the camera can be upgraded remotely when a new firmware is available. The users are also allowed to monitor the image and take snapshots via the network.

„ Multiple Platforms Supported

The camera supports multiple network protocols, including TCP/IP, SMTP e-mail, HTTP, and other Internet related protocols. Therefore, you can use the camera in a mixed operating system environment, such as Windows 2000 and Windows XP.

„ Multiple Applications Supported

Through the remote access technology, you can use the cameras to monitor various objects and places for your own purposes. For example, babies at home, patients in the hospital, offices and banks, and more. The camera can capture both still images and video clips, so that you can keep the archives and restore them at any time.

1.4 System Requirement

„ Networking

LAN: 10Base-T Ethernet or 100Base-TX Fast Ethernet.

„ Accessing the Camera using Web Browser

Platform:

CPU:

Microsoft® Windows® 2000/XP/Vista

Intel Pentium III 350MHz or above

RAM: 128MB

Resolution: 800x600 or above

User Interface: Microsoft® Internet Explorer 6.0 or above

Apple Safari 2 or above

Mozilla Firefox 2 or above

„ Accessing the Camera using SkyIPCam View

Platform: Microsoft® Windows® 2000/XP/Vista

Hardware Requirement:

1 camera connected: Intel Pentium III 800MHz; 512MB RAM

2 ~ 4 cameras connected: Intel Pentium 4 1.3GHz; 512MB RAM

5 ~ 8 cameras connected: Intel Pentium 4 2.4GHz; 1GB RAM

9 ~ 16 cameras connected: Intel Pentium 4 3.4GHz; 2GB RAM

NOTE

If you connect multiple cameras to monitor various places simultaneously, it is recommended that you use a higher end computer. Viewing multiple cameras on a lower end computer can cause performance issues.

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2.1 Installing the Wall Mount Kit

The camera comes with a Wall Mount Kit, which allows you to place your camera anywhere by mounting the camera through the three screw holes located in the base of the Wall Mount Kit.

Screw

Wall Mount Kit

Screw

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2.2 Connecting the Camera to LAN

Use the provided Ethernet cable to connect the camera to your local area network (LAN).

When you connect the AC power adapter, the camera is powered on automatically. You can verify the power status from the Power LED on the front panel of the camera.

Once connected, the Link LED starts flashing green light and the camera is on standby and ready for use now.

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2.3 Applications of the Camera

The camera can be applied in multiple applications, including:

„ Monitor local and remote places and objects via Internet or Intranet.

„ Capture still images and video clips remotely.

„ Upload images or send email messages with the still images attached.

The following diagram explains some of the typical applications for your camera and provides a basic example for installing the camera.

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3.1 Installing SkyIPCam Utility

Step 1

Insert the provided CD and wait for the auto-run screen to appear.

Step 2

Click on Install SkyIPCam Utility.

Note: If the autorun screen does not appear automatically, go to Start, Run, type D:\ Utility\Setup.exe

(where D is the letter of your CD drive) and click OK.

Step 3

Keep clicking Next on the following screens.

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Step 4

Click Close to complete the installation.

3.2 Using SkyIPCam Utility

Step 1

Go to Start > (All) Programs > AirLink101 > AirLink101 SkyIPCam Utiliy

Step 2

Select the IP Camera you want to configure from the list and click on the Change IP button.

Note: If the Camera’s IP address does not show up in the window, make sure the camera is properly connected to the same network as your computer is, and then click on the Search button.

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Step 3

You may simply accept the suggested Static IP, or you can manually change the last 3-digit number of the IP Address, in case that the suggested one has already been used by another device in the same network. Another option is that if your router’s DHCP server is enabled, you can select DCHP, so the router will automatically assign a dynamic IP address to your camera.

Enter “admin” for both the ID and password, and click Change.

Step 4

Once the utility has saved changes, it will return to the original screen. Select your camera from the list and click Link.

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Step 5

When you are prompted for the username and password, enter “admin” for both User name and

Password, and click OK.

Step 6

The camera viewing window will appear. Click on Setup, and then click Smart Wizard.

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Step 7

You may change the default Camera Name and enter a name for the Location if you like. Then enter “admin” for both Admin Password and Confirm Password. Click Next.

Step 8

You may also change the camera’s IP settings in the below window, and click Next.

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Step 9

If you would like to set up email alerts that you can receive in the future, Please enter your email information here. You can get this information from your internet service provider. If you want to set this up at a later time, click Next.

Step 10

Confirm your settings at the last window. If everything is correct, click Apply and the configuration is complete.

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3.3 Viewing Images

Method 1 --- Access from Web Browser

Step 1

If you know the IP address of your network camera, you may open the Web Browser on your computer.

Step 2

Type the IP address of your camera (the default IP is 192.168.1.240) in the Address bar, and then press [Enter].

Step 3

Enter “admin” for both the User name and Password, and click OK.

Step 4

If it is the first time for your computer to access the Web based viewing page, you may be prompted to install the software of ActiveX Control. Click on the bar on top of the screen and click on

Install ActiveX Control.

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Step 5

Click on Install, and then you may be able to view images.

Step 6

To get a clear view of images, you may simply rotate the camera’s lens clockwise or counterclockwise to adjust the focus.

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Note:

If you are not able to find the pictures or video clips saved by “Snapshot’ or “Manual Record” under

Windows Vista, you may also need to disable Internet Explorer’s Protected Mode: Open Internet

Explorer and click Tools. Then click Internet Options. Select the Security tab, uncheck the box for protected mode, and click Apply. Restart Internet Explorer.

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Method 2 --- Access from SkyIPCam Utility

Step 1

Go to Start > (All) Programs > AirLink101 > AirLink101 SkyIPCam Utiliy, and open the

Airlink101 SkyIPCam Utility.

Step 2

Select your camera from the list and click Link

Step 3

Follow Step 3 to Step 5 mentioned in Method 1.

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3.4 Using SkyIPCam View

To Install the Program

Step 1

Insert the installation CD to the CD ROM. When the autorun screen pops up, click on Install

SkyIPCam View from the auto-run screen.

Step 2

Keep clicking Next on the following windows.

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Step 3

Click Close to complete the installation.

To Launch the Program

This section describes the user interface and operating instructions of SkyIPCam View. To launch the program, click Start > Programs > AirLink101 > AirLink101 SkyIPCam View, and the main screen will appear as below:

NOTE:

Please set the resolution to 1024x768 or above on your computer while using SkyIPCam View; otherwise, the displayed main screen may be distorted.

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Item Features

The following describes the function of each item on the main screen:

„ CONTROLS Panel

- SETTING: Click to enter the Setting screen of SkyIPCam View. Click again to return to the main screen of SkyIPCam View.

- PLAY: Click to play the recorded video file using the media player on the computer (for example,

Windows Media Player by default).

- LOCK: Click to lock the camera controls. Click again to resume controls for the camera. If you have set ID and Password in SETTING > Account, you will be asked to enter the required information to unlock.

- ALL RECORD: Click to start recording video clips using all connected cameras. Click again to stop recording and save the files in the computer. When you connect only one camera, this button’s function is the same as the RECORD button.

TIP

By default, the ID and Password boxes are “blank.” Click SETTING > Account to change the ID and password of Lock/Unlock function.

VIEW SELECTION Panel

- View mode buttons: SkyIPCam View provides multiple view modes, including 1/4/9/16 windows and Full screen mode.

- SCAN: When you connect multiple cameras, click this button to display the video views as the main window in turn.

- PREV: When you connect multiple cameras, click this button to switch the video view to the previous camera.

TIP

To set the time interval of scanning, click SETTING > Other and then adjust the time from 1 to 10 seconds in the Time interval of scan option.

- NEXT: When you connect multiple cameras, click this button to switch the video view to the next camera.

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„ CAMERA Panel

- TRIGGER OUT: Click to turn on the trigger out connector of the camera. This button is available only when the connected camera supports the trigger out connector, which is used to control the external device connected to the camera, such as a light.

- SNAPSHOT: Click to capture a still image using the selected camera and save the file in the computer.

- RECORD: Click to start recording a video clip using the selected camera. Click again to stop recording and save the file in the computer.

- TALK: Click to speak out through the camera. This button is available only when the connected camera supports 2-way audio function.

- LISTEN: Click to receive the on-site sound and voice from the camera. This button is available only when the connected camera supports audio function.

„ SYSTEM Panel

This panel displays the current date and time.

„ PAN-TILT CONTROL Panel

When you connect a pan/tilt camera, the system will detect the camera’s function automatically and the PAN-TILT CONTROL buttons will become functional. Otherwise, these buttons are displayed as gray out buttons.

- Direction/Home buttons: Click these buttons to adjust the camera’s viewing angle to Up ( ) /

Down ( ) / Left ( ) / Right ( ) / Left-Up ( ) / Left-Down ( ) / Right-Up ( ) /

Right-Down ( ).

Click the Home button ( ) to return the camera to the default position.

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- SWING: If you have saved two or more positions for the selected camera, click this button to control the camera swinging from one position to another position.

„ Video View Window and Camera List

Video View Window

Camera List

- Video View Window: This window displays the video view of the selected camera, which can be divided into 4/9/16 windows according to your selection in VIEW SELECTION panel.

- Camera List: This list displays the information of the connected camera(s).

To Add a Camera

1. Click SETTING in the CONTROLS panel to display the Setting screen.

2. Click Add New Camera.

3. In the pop-up Add New Camera dialog window, you can:

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z Select the Search tab if you are not sure of the camera’s IP address. Click Search camera to search the available camera within the network. Once the camera is found and is shown in the list, select it and click Add Camera. z Select the Input tab to add a camera by entering its IP address directly. Enter the camera’s IP address (default: 192.168.1.240

) and Port (default: 80 ), and then click Add Camera.

4. Enter the User name and Password for the camera, and then click OK. The connected camera will be displayed in the Camera List.

5. Click SETTING to return to the Video View Window. The video view of the selected camera will be displayed now.

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To Remove a Camera

1. Click SETTING in the CONTROLS panel to display the Setting screen.

2. Select a camera from the list and click Delete Camera.

Select a camera

To Link to the Web Page of the Camera

Click SETTING > Camera List > Camera Configuration and then Link web page to launch the Web browser that displays live view image and Web Configuration of the selected camera.

To Record Video

SkyIPCam View provides three methods to record video clips: one is to click the RECORD/ALL

RECORD button to record manually; the second is to record by motion detection; the third is to set the recording schedule in Setting > Recording Configuration > Schedule Recording Configuration. z Manually recording

Click RECORD/ALL RECORD and it starts recording. Click the button again to stop. z Trigger recording by motion detection

When the motion detection function of the selected camera is enabled, you can configure the camera to start recording triggered by the motion detected. Click SETTING > Motion

Configuration, and then select the Recording option to enable the selected camera to record by motion detection.

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z Schedule recording

This recording method will work after you have completed the required settings in Schedule

Recording Configuration. The recording schedule can be defined by Schedule Period or

Recording Time.

- Schedule Period: First, select the camera from the pull-down list. Then, click Add to set the

Start/Stop date and time and then click OK to add the recording schedule to the list. Click Apply to save the settings.

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- Recording Time: First, select the camera from the pull-down list and select Recording time tab.

Then, select the weekday from the day buttons and then set the time period. Click Apply to save the settings.

To Configure the Recording Settings

To configure the recording settings, including the storage folder and storage options, click SETTING >

Recording Configuration. z Recording File Path: To change the destination folder to save the recorded video file, click

Browse under the Recording File Path box to assign a new folder. z Each Recording File Size: This option allows you to select from 20 to 200 MB so that the video will be recorded as another file automatically when the recording file reaches the specified size limit. z Reserved HDD space for each camera: This option allows you to set to reserve the storage space on the hard disk drive for the recording of each camera. Before setting the reserve space on the hard disk drive, you can check the available storage space that is displayed in the HDD Free

space field. z Enable Recycle Recording: Click on the camera number to clear the files when the unreserved space of the hard disk drive is full.

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To Playback the Recorded Video

The recorded video clips are saved in your computer, and can be played using the media player on the computer, such as Windows Media Player. To start playback, simply click the PLAY button on the

CONTROLS panel, and the following dialog screen will appear, allowing you to select the file to playback.

Select the recorded video file under the [camera] path and then click Open to launch the media player to playback.

NOTE

If your player on the computer doesn’t have video codec to playback the recorded video. You can download video codec from http://www.xvid.org/downloads.15.0.html

to support.

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To Set up Motion Detection Options

When the motion detection function of the selected camera is enabled, you can set the Motion Options by selecting Alarm, Recording, Send e-Mail, and Trigger Out under SETTING > Motion Configuration. z Alarm: Select Beep or Music to alert you for the motion detected. When you select Music, you can customize the sound by clicking Browse and then selecting your favorite music (*.wav or *.mp3 file) in the computer. z Recording: Select this option to enable the camera to record by motion detected. z Send e-Mail: Select this option so that the system will be able to send an email to the specified receiver. Once the option is selected, you have to complete the required information in SETTING >

Motion Configuration > EMail Configuration.

- Mail Server: Enter the mail server address. For example, mymail.com

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- Mail From: Enter the email address of the user who will send the email. For example,

[email protected]

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- Mail To: Enter the email address of the user who will receive the email.

- User Name: Enter the user name to login the mail server.

- Password: Enter the password to login the mail server.

- Subject: Enter a subject for the notification email.

Account

You can set a username and password for the camera here.

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Other

It allows you to set the rotation interval if you are monitoring multiple cameras.

Information

Click SETTING > About to display the information of the software application.

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4.1 Using the Web Configuration

You can access and manage the camera through the Web browser and the provided software application

SkyIPCam View. This chapter describes the Web Configuration, and guides you through the configuration of the camera by using the web browser.

To configure the camera, click Setup on the main page of Web Configuration. The Web Configuration will start from the Basic page.

4.2 Basic Setup

The Basic menu contains three sub-menus that provide the system settings for the camera, such as the

Camera Name, Location, Date & Time, and User management.

Basic >> System

„ Basic

- Camera Name: Enter a descriptive name for the camera.

- Location: Enter a descriptive name for the location used by the camera.

„ Indication LED

This item allows you to set the LED illumination as desired. There are two options: Normal and OFF.

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Basic >> Date & Time

„ Date & Time

- TimeZone: Select the proper time zone for the region from the pull-down menu.

- Synchronize with PC: Select this option and the date & time settings of the camera will be synchronized with the connected computer.

- Synchronize with NTP Server: Select this option and the time will be synchronized with the NTP

Server. You need to select the proper IP address of the server and the update interval from the pulldown menu in the following two boxes.

- Manual: Select this option to set the date and time manually.

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Basic >> User

„ Administrator

You can use this option to change administrator’s password for your camera.

„ General User

- User Name: Enter the user’s name you want to add to use the camera.

- Password: Enter the password for the new user.

When you are finished, click Add/Modify to add the new user to the camera. To modify the user’s information, select the one you want to modify from UserList and click Add/Modify.

- UserList: Display the existing users of the camera. To delete a user, select the one you want to delete and click Delete.

„ Guest

- User Name: Enter the guest’s name you want to add to use the camera.

- Password: Enter the password for the new guest.

- UserList: Display the existing guests of the camera. To delete a user, select the one you want to delete and click Delete.

NOTE

A “General User” can access the camera and control the Function buttons of the camera’s Web

Configuration; a “Guest’ can only view the live view image from the main page of the Web

Configuration while accessing the camera. Only the “Administrator” is allowed to configure the camera through the Web Configuration.

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4.3 Network Settings

The Network menu contains three sub-menus that provide the network settings for the camera, such as the IP Setting, DDNS Setting, and IP Filter.

Network >> Network

„ IP Setting

This item allows you to select the IP address mode and set up the related configuration.

- DHCP: Select this option when your network uses the DHCP server. When the camera starts up, it will be assigned an IP address from the DHCP server automatically. It is recommended that you

NOT use DCHP. You should instead use Static IP mode to set a static IP so that the IP address will never change and you will always know what it is.

- Static IP: Select this option to assign the IP address for the camera directly. You can use

SkyIPCam Utility to obtain the related setting values.

IP

Subnet Mask

Enter the IP address of the camera. The default setting is 192.168.1.240

.

Enter the Subnet Mask of the camera. The default setting is 255.255.255.0

.

Default Gateway

Enter the Default Gateway of the camera.

The default setting is 192.168.1.1

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Primary/

Secondary DNS

DNS (Domain Name System) translates domain names into IP addresses. Enter the

Primary DNS and Secondary DNS that are provided by ISP. It is usually recommended that you input the Default Gateway of your network, which is the IP address of your router. Check with your router manufacturer for that information.

THIS IS MANDATORY

IF YOU WANT TO USE THE FTP OR

EMAIL OPTIONS

- PPPoE: Select this option when you use a direct connection via the ADSL modem. You should have a PPPoE account from your Internet service provider. Enter the User Name and Password.

The camera will get an IP address from the ISP as starting up. If you are using a router, you will

NOT use this option.

NOTE

Once the camera gets an IP address from the ISP as starting up, it automatically sends a notification email to you. Therefore, when you select PPPoE as your connecting type, you have to set up the email or DDNS configuration in advance.

DDNS Setting

With the Dynamic DNS feature, you can assign a fixed host and domain name to a dynamic Internet

IP address. Select the Enable option to enable this feature. Then, select the Provider from the pulldown list and enter the required information in the Host Name, User Name, and Password boxes.

Please note that you have to sign up for DDNS service with the service provider first. DDNS function on the camera is ONLY used if you are NOT using a NAT router and your camera has a public IP address. If you ARE using the camera with a NAT router, the camera’s DDNS function will not work, and you will need to use the DDNS function in your router.

„ UPnP

The camera supports UPnP (Universal Plug and Play), which is a set of computer network protocols that enable the device-to-device interoperability. In addition, it supports port auto mapping function so that you can access the camera if it is behind a NAT router or firewall. Select the Enable option to enable this feature.

„ Ports Number

- HTTP Port: The default HTTP port is 80. Some ISP’s have port 80 blocked. If you are having problems, you can change it to some other port. The suggested port to be used is anything between 1024 to 65535

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Network >> IP Filter

The IP Filter setting allows the administrator of the camera to limit the users within a certain range of IP addresses to access the camera.

„ Start/End IP Address

Assign a range of IP addresses that are not allowed to access the camera by entering the Start IP address and End IP address. When you are finished, click Add to save the range setting. You can repeat the action to assign multiple ranges for the camera.

For example, when you enter 192.168.0.50 in Start IP Address and 192.168.0.80 in End IP Address, the users whose IP address located within 192.168.0.50 ~ 192.168.0.80 will not be allowed to access the camera.

„ Deny IP List

The list displays the range setting(s) of IP addresses that are not allowed to access the camera. To clear the setting, select a range of IP addresses from the list and click Delete.

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4.4 Pan/Tilt Settings

The Pan/Tilt menu allows you to configure the pan/tilt functions of the camera.

Pan & Tilt >> Pan & Tilt Settings

- Pan/Tilt Calibration: Click Calibration to calibrate the position of the camera lens.

- Pan Steps: Set the changing range (1~20 degrees) when you click the Left/Right button.

- Tilt Steps: Set the changing range (1~20 degrees) when you click the Up/Down button.

- Auto Patrol Stay Time: Set the stay time (1~999 seconds) of each preset positions when the camera is patrolling.

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4.5 Setting up Video & Audio

The Video & Audio menu contains three sub-menus that provide the video and audio settings for the camera.

Video & Audio >> Camera

„ Image Setting

- Brightness: Adjust the brightness level from 0 ~ 100.

- Contrast: Adjust the contrast level from 0 ~ 100.

- Saturation: Adjust the colors level from 0 ~ 100

.

Click Default to restore the default settings of the three options above.

- Mirror: Select the Horizontal option to mirror the image horizontally. Select the Vertical option to mirror the image vertically.

- Light Frequency: Select the proper frequency according to the camera’s location: 50Hz, 60Hz, or

Outdoor.

„ Overlay Setting

- Includes Date & Time: Select this option to display the date & time stamp on the live view image.

- Enable Opaque: Select this option to set a black background to the displayed date & time stamp.

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Video & Audio >> Video

„ MJPEG

- Video Resolution: Select the desired video resolution from the three formats: VGA, QVGA and

QQVGA. The higher setting (VGA) obtains better video quality while it uses more resource within your network.

- Video Quality: Select the desired image quality from five levels: Lowest, Low, Medium, High, and

Highest.

- Frame Rate: Select Auto or a proper setting depending on your network status.

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Video & Audio >> Audio

„ Camera Microphone In

Select the Enable option to enable the camera’s audio function, so that you can receive the on-site sound and voice from the camera.

„ Camera Speaker Out

Select the Enable option to enable the camera’s external speaker function, so that the connected speaker can play the sound and voice through the camera.

- Volume: Set the speaker’s volume.

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4.6 Event Server Configuration

The Event Server menu contains two sub-menus that allow you to upload images to FTP, and send emails that include still images.

When you complete the required settings for FTP, or Email, click Test to find out if the related configuration is correct or not. Once the camera connects to the server successfully, click Apply.

Event Server Setting>> FTP

„ FTP

- Host Address: Enter the IP address or domain name of the target FTP server. If you enter the domain name, you MUST configure DNS settings in Network / IP Setting first.

- Port Number: Enter the port number used for the FTP server.

- User Name: Enter the user name to login into the FTP server.

- Password: Enter the password to login into the FTP server.

- Directory Path: Enter the destination folder for uploading the images. For example, /Test/ .

- Passive Mode: Select the Enable option to enable passive mode. If you are having trouble, you can enable/disable this mode.

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Event Server Setting >> Email

„ Email

- SMTP Server Address: Enter the mail server address. For example, mymail.com

.

- Sender Email Address: Enter the email address of the user who will send the email. For example,

[email protected]

.

- Sender User Name: Enter the user name to login the mail server.

- Sender Password: Enter the password to login the mail server.

- Receiver #1 Email Address: Enter the first email address of the user who will receive the email.

- Receiver #2 Email Address: Enter the second email address of the user who will receive the email.

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4.7 Motion Detect

The Motion Detect menu contains the command and option that allow you to enable and set up the motion detection feature of the camera. The camera provides two detecting areas.

To enable the detecting area, select Window 1 or 2 from the pull-down list, and then select Enable. When the detecting area is enabled, you can use the mouse to move the detecting area and change the area coverage.

- Name: Assign a name to the detecting area.

- Threshold: Move the slide bar to adjust the sensitivity level for detecting motion to record video.

NOTE

Sliding the Threshold bar to the right will decrease the sensitivity of motion detection; sliding the

Threshold bar to the left will increase the sensitivity of motion detection

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4.8 Event Configuration

The Event Config menu contains five sub-menus that provide the commands to configure event profiles.

Event Configuration >> General Setting

- Snapshot/Recording Subfolder: You can assign a descriptive name for the subfolder to save the captured image/video files. Otherwise, leave this option blank to use the default setting.

- GPIO Trigger Out Retention Time Per Event: Limit the retention time of the GPIO Trigger Out function.

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Event Configuration >> Arrange Schedule Profile

This sub-menu displays the scheduled profile(s). To customize the profile, click Add and then enter a descriptive name for the profile in the prompt dialog window. After entering the profile name, click OK and the profile is added to the Schedule Profiles list. To delete the profile, select the profile in the list and click Delete.

- Profile Name: Display the profile name that you select in the Schedule Profiles list.

- Days: Select the day(s) that you want to separately assign in the schedule profile. The day that has been assigned will be displayed with green color.

- Time List: Display the time period that you have assigned within the selected weekday. To assign the same time period to every day, click Add this to all week days; click Delete this from all week days to remove the selected time period from every day. Click Delete to remove the selected time period.

- Start/End Time: Enter the start and end time and then click Add to assign a time period within in the selected day.

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Event Configuration >> Motion Detection Trigger

Select the Enable option to enable the motion detection trigger function of the camera, so that you can set

Trigger Out function or send captured images within the detecting area to the FTP server or email receiver. You have to configure corresponding settings, such as FTP server and email server, to enable this feature.

- Schedule Profile: Select a schedule profile from the pull-down list.

- Action: Set the Trigger Out function or select the destination of the captured images: Send Email, or FTP

Upload.

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Event Configuration >> Schedule Trigger

You can separately configure the schedule for trigger function of the camera by Email, or FTP. Select the

Enable option on each item, and then select a Schedule Profile from the pull-down list and set the

Interval time.

Event Configuration >> GPIO Trigger

Select the Enable option to enable the GPIO trigger function of the camera, so that you can set Trigger Out function or send captured images within the detecting area to the FTP server or email receiver. You have to configure corresponding settings, such as FTP server and email server, to enable this feature.

- Schedule Profile: Select a schedule profile from the pull-down list.

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- Action: Set the Trigger Out function or select the destination of the captured images: Send Email, or FTP

Upload.

4.9 Tools

The Tools menu provides the commands that allow you to restart or reset the camera. You can also backup and restore your configuration, and upgrade the firmware for the camera.

„ Factory Reset

Click Reset to restore all factory default settings for the camera.

„ System Reboot

Click Reboot to restart the camera just like turning the device off and on. The camera configuration will be retained after rebooting.

„ Configuration

You can save your camera configuration as a backup file on your computer. Whenever you want to resume the original settings, you can restore them by retrieving the backup file.

- Backup: Click Get the backup file to save the current configuration of the camera.

- Restore: Click Browse to locate the backup file and then click Restore.

„ Update Firmware

This item displays the current firmware version. You can upgrade the firmware for your camera once you obtained a latest version of firmware.

- Select the firmware: Click Browse to locate the backup file and then click Update.

NOTE

Make sure to keep the camera connected to the power source during the process of upgrading firmware. Otherwise, the camera might be damaged because of failure of upgrading firmware.

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4.10 Information

The Information menu displays the current configuration and events log of the camera.

„ Device Info

Display the Basic, Video & Audio, and Network settings of the camera.

„ System Log

The Logs table displays the events log recorded by the system.

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A

PPENDIX

A.1 Specification

„ Image Sensor

Sensor

Resolution

1/4” color CMOS

640x480

„ Video

Compression MJPEG

„ Audio

Input Built-in MIC

Output

Headphone output jack (Mono)

Codec PCM/AMR

„ User Interface

LAN One RJ-45 port

Antenna

One external antenna

Reset One Reset button

GPIO 1 in/1 out connectors

Input: active high: 9~40V DC; dropout: 0V DC

LEDs

Output: close circuit current 70mA AC or 100mA DC maximum, 30 Ohm; open circuit voltage 240V AC or 350V DC maximum

Power LED (amber); Link LED (green)

„ System Hardware

Processor

RAM

ARM9 base

32MB SDRAM

ROM 4MB NOR Flash

Power DC

„ Communication

LAN

10/100Mbps Fast Ethernet, auto-sensed,

Auto-MDIX

Protocol support TCP/IP, UDP, ICMP, DHCP, NTP, DNS, DDNS, SMTP, FTP, PPPoE, UPnP

„ Pan/Tilt

Pan

Tilt

165 degree (left) to 165 degree (right)

90 degree (up) to 15 degree (down)

„ Software

OS Support Windows 2000/XP/Vista

Browser

Internet Explorer 6.0 or above

Apple Safari 2 or above

Mozilla Firefox 2.00 or above

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Software “SkyIPCam View” for playback/recording/ configuration features

„ Operating Environment

Temperature

- Operation: 0

°C ~ 45°C

- Storage: -15

°C ~ 60°C

Humidity

„ EMI

FCC Class B, CE Class B

- Operation: 20% ~ 85% non-condensing

- Storage: 0% ~ 90% non-condensing

A.2 GPIO Terminal Application

Typically used in association with programming scripts for developing applications for motion detection, event triggering, alarm notification via e-mail, and a variety of external control functions. The GPIO connectors are located on the rear panel of the camera, which provide the interface of connecting the sensor device (IN) and controlled device (OUT).

Connector Pin Assignment

PIN SPECIFICATION

IN

Active High voltage 9~40V DC;

Dropout-out voltage 0V DC

OUT

Close circuit current 70mA AC or 100mA DC maximum, Output resistance 30 Ohm;

Open circuit voltage 240V AC or 350V DC maximum

Interface Schematic

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A.3 Glossary of Terms

NUMBERS

10BASE-T

100BASE-TX

A

ADPCM

AMR

Applet

ASCII

ARP

AVI

B

BOOTP

C

Communication

Connection

D

DHCP

DNS

E

Enterprise network

10BASE-T is Ethernet over UTP Category III, IV, or V unshielded twisted-pair media.

The two-pair twisted-media implementation of 100BASE-T is called 100BASE-TX.

Adaptive Differential Pulse Code Modulation, a new technology improved from PCM, which encodes analog sounds to digital form.

AMR (Adaptive Multi-Rate) is an audio data compression scheme optimized for speech coding, which is adopted as the standard speech codec by 3GPP.

Applets are small Java programs that can be embedded in an HTML page. The rule at the moment is that an applet can only make an Internet connection to the computer form that the applet was sent.

American Standard Code For Information Interchange, it is the standard method for encoding characters as 8-bit sequences of binary numbers, allowing a maximum of 256 characters.

Address Resolution Protocol. ARP is a protocol that resides at the TCP/IP Internet layer that delivers data on the same network by translating an IP address to a physical address.

Audio Video Interleave, it is a Windows platform audio and video file type, a common format for small movies and videos.

Bootstrap Protocol is an Internet protocol that can automatically configure a network device in a diskless workstation to give its own IP address.

Communication has four components: sender, receiver, message, and medium. In networks, devices and application tasks and processes communicate messages to each other over media. They represent the sender and receivers. The data they send is the message. The cabling or transmission method they use is the medium.

In networking, two devices establish a connection to communicate with each other.

Developed by Microsoft, DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) is a protocol for assigning dynamic IP addresses to devices on a network. With dynamic addressing, a device can have a different IP address every time it connects to the network. In some systems, the device's IP address can even change while it is still connected. It also supports a mix of static and dynamic IP addresses. This simplifies the task for network administrators because the software keeps track of IP addresses rather than requiring an administrator to manage the task. A new computer can be added to a network without the hassle of manually assigning it a unique IP address. DHCP allows the specification for the service provided by a router, gateway, or other network device that automatically assigns an IP address to any device that requests one.

Domain Name System is an Internet service that translates domain names into IP addresses.

Since domain names are alphabetic, they're easier to remember. The Internet however, is really based on IP addresses every time you use a domain name the DNS will translate the name into the corresponding IP address. For example, the domain name

www.network_camera.com might translate to 192.167.222.8.

An enterprise network consists of collections of networks connected to each other over a geographically dispersed area. The enterprise network serves the needs of a widely

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Ethernet

F

Fast Ethernet

Firewall

G

Gateway

Group

H

HEX

I

Intranet

Internet

Internet address

IP

IP address

ISP

distributed company and operates the company’s mission-critical applications.

The most popular LAN communication technology. There are a variety of types of Ethernet, including 10Mbps (traditional Ethernet), 100Mbps (Fast Ethernet), and 1,000Mbps (Gigabit

Ethernet). Most Ethernet networks use Category 5 cabling to carry information, in the form of electrical signals, between devices. Ethernet is an implementation of CSMA/CD that operates in a bus or star topology.

Fast Ethernet, also called 100BASE-T, operates at 10 or 100Mbps per second over UTP, STP, or fiber-optic media.

Firewall is considered the first line of defense in protecting private information. For better security, data can be encrypted. A system designed to prevent unauthorized access to or from a private network. Firewalls are frequently used to prevent unauthorized Internet users from accessing private networks connected to the Internet, especially Intranets all messages entering or leaving the intranet pass through the firewall, which examines each message and blocks those that do not meet the specified security criteria.

A gateway links computers that use different data formats together.

Groups consist of several user machines that have similar characteristics such as being in the same department.

Short for hexadecimal refers to the base-16 number system, which consists of 16 unique symbols: the numbers 0 to 9 and the letters A to F. For example, the decimal number 15 is represented as F in the hexadecimal numbering system. The hexadecimal system is useful because it can represent every byte (8 bits) as two consecutive hexadecimal digits. It is easier for humans to read hexadecimal numbers than binary numbers.

This is a private network, inside an organization or company that uses the same software you will find on the public Internet. The only difference is that an Intranet is used for internal usage only.

The Internet is a globally linked system of computers that are logically connected based on the Internet Protocol (IP). The Internet provides different ways to access private and public information worldwide.

To participate in Internet communications and on Internet Protocol-based networks, a node must have an Internet address that identifies it to the other nodes. All Internet addresses are

IP addresses

Internet Protocol is the standard that describes the layout of the basic unit of information on the Internet (the packet) and also details the numerical addressing format used to route the information. Your Internet service provider controls the IP address of any device it connects to the Internet. The IP addresses in your network must conform to IP addressing rules. In smaller LANs, most people will allow the DHCP function of a router or gateway to assign the

IP addresses on internal networks.

IP address is a 32-binary digit number that identifies each sender or receiver of information that is sent in packets across the Internet. For example 80.80.80.69 is an IP address. When you

“call” that number, using any connection methods, you get connected to the computer that

“owns” that IP address.

ISP (Internet Service Provider) is a company that maintains a network that is linked to the

Internet by way of a dedicated communication line. An ISP offers the use of its dedicated communication lines to companies or individuals who can’t afford the high monthly cost for a direct connection.

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J

JAVA

L

LAN

M

MJPEG

MPEG4

N

NAT

Network

NWay Protocol

P

PCM

PING

PPPoE

Protocol

Java is a programming language that is specially designed for writing programs that can be safely downloaded to your computer through the Internet without the fear of viruses. It is an object-oriented multi-thread programming best for creating applets and applications for the

Internet, Intranet and other complex, distributed network.

Local Area Network a computer network that spans a relatively small area sharing common resources. Most LANs are confined to a single building or group of buildings.

MJPEG (Motion JPEG) composes a moving image by storing each frame of a moving picture sequence in JPEG compression, and then decompressing and displaying each frame at rapid speed to show the moving picture.

MPEG4 is designed to enable transmission and reception of high-quality audio and video over the Internet and next-generation mobile telephones.

Network Address Translator generally applied by a router that makes many different IP addresses on an internal network appear to the Internet as a single address. For routing messages properly within your network, each device requires a unique IP address. But the addresses may not be valid outside your network. NAT solves the problem. When devices within your network request information from the Internet, the requests are forwarded to the

Internet under the router's IP address. NAT distributes the responses to the proper IP addresses within your network.

A network consists of a collection of two or more devices, people, or components that communicate with each other over physical or virtual media. The most common types of network are:

LAN – (local area network): Computers are in close distance to one another. They are usually in the same office space, room, or building.

WAN – (wide area network): The computers are in different geographic locations and are connected by telephone lines or radio waves.

A network protocol that can automatically negotiate the highest possible transmission speed between two devices.

PCM (Pulse Code Modulation) is a technique for converting analog audio signals into digital form for transmission.

Packet Internet Groper, a utility used to determine whether a specific IP address is accessible.

It functions by sending a packet to the specified address and waits for a reply. It is primarily used to troubleshoot Internet connections.

Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet. PPPoE is a specification for connecting the users on an

Ethernet to the Internet through a common broadband medium, such as DSL or cable modem. All the users over the Ethernet share a common connection.

Communication on the network is governed by sets of rules called protocols. Protocols provide the guidelines devices use to communicate with each other, and thus they have different functions. Some protocols are responsible for formatting and presenting and presenting data that will be transferred from file server memory to the file server’s net work adapter Others are responsible for filtering information between networks and forwarding data to its destination. Still other protocols dictate how data is transferred across the medium, and how servers respond to workstation requests and vice versa. Common network protocols responsible for the presentation and formatting of data for a network operating system are the Internetwork Packet Exchange (IPX) protocol or the Internet Protocol (IP).

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U

UDP

User Name

Utility

UTP

W

R

RJ-45

Router

RTP

RTSP

S

Server

SIP

SMTP

SNMP

Station

Subnet mask

T

(TCP/IP)

Transceiver

Protocols that dictate the format of data for transferors the medium include token-passing and Carrier Sense Multiple Access with Collision Detection (CSMA/CD), implemented as token-ring, ARCNET, FDDI, or Ethernet. The Router Information Protocol (RIP),a part of the

Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) suite, forwards packets from one network to another using the same network protocol.

RJ-45 connector is used for Ethernet cable connections.

A router is the network software or hardware entity charged with routing packets between networks.

RTP (Real-time Transport Protocol) is a data transfer protocol defined to deliver live media to the clients at the same time, which defines the transmission of video and audio files in real time for Internet applications.

RTSP (Real-time Streaming Protocol) is the standard used to transmit stored media to the client(s) at the same time, which provides client controls for random access to the content stream.

It is a simple computer that provides resources, such as files or other information.

SIP (Session Initiated Protocol) is a standard protocol that delivers the real-time communication for Voice over IP (VoIP), which establishes sessions for features such as audio and video conferencing.

The Simple Mail Transfer Protocol is used for Internet mail.

Simple Network Management Protocol. SNMP was designed to provide a common foundation for managing network devices.

In LANs, a station consists of a device that can communicate data on the network. In FDDI, a station includes both physical nodes and addressable logical devices. Workstations, singleattach stations, dual-attach stations, and concentrators are FDDI stations.

In TCP/IP, the bits used to create the subnet are called the subnet mask.

Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol is a widely used transport protocol that connects diverse computers of various transmission methods. It was developed y the

Department of Defense to connect different computer types and led to the development of the Internet.

A transceiver joins two network segments together. Transceivers can also be used to join a segment that uses one medium to a segment that uses a different medium. On a 10BASE-5 network, the transceiver connects the network adapter or other network device to the medium. Transceivers also can be used on 10BASE-2 or 10BASE-T networks to attach devices with AUI ports.

The User Datagram Protocol is a connectionless protocol that resides above IP in the TCP/IP suite

The USERNAME is the unique name assigned to each person who has access to the LAN.

It is a program that performs a specific task.

Unshielded twisted-pair. UTP is a form of cable used by all access methods. It consists of several pairs of wires enclosed in an unshielded sheath.

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WAN

WEP

Windows

WPA

WPA2

Wide-Area Network. A wide-area network consists of groups of interconnected computers that are separated by a wide distance and communicate with each other via common carrier telecommunication techniques.

WEP is widely used as the basic security protocol in Wi-Fi networks, which secures data transmissions using 64-bit or 128-bit encryption.

Windows is a graphical user interface for workstations that use DOS.

WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access ) is used to improve the security of Wi-Fi networks, replacing the current WEP standard. It uses its own encryption, Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP), to secure data during transmission.

Wi-Fi Protected Access 2, the latest security specification that provides greater data protection and network access control for Wi-Fi networks. WPA2 uses the government-grade

AES encryption algorithm and IEEE 802.1X-based authentication, which are required to secure large corporate networks.

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