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FD8131
Fixed Dome
Network Camera
User’s Manual
Vari-focal • Compact Design • Micro SD/SDHC
Rev. 1.0
Rev. 1.0
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Table of Contents
Overview........................................................................................................................................4
Revision History�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 4
Read Before Use������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 5
Package Contents����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 5
Symbols and Statements in this Document��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 5
Physical Description�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 6
Installation����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 7
Network Deployment������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 9
Software Installation������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 12
Ready to Use����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 13
Completion�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 15
Accessing the Network Camera...................................................................................................16
Using Web Browsers����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 16
Using RTSP Players������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 19
Using 3GPP-compatible Mobile Devices����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 20
Using VIVOTEK Recording Software���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 21
Main Page....................................................................................................................................22
Client Settings..............................................................................................................................27
Configuration................................................................................................................................29
System > General settings�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 30
System > Homepage layout ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 32
System > Logs ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 35
System > Parameters ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 36
System > Maintenance�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 37
Media > Image ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 41
Media > Video��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 46
Media > Video��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 47
Network > General settings������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 51
Network > Streaming protocols ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 58
Network > SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol)������������������������������������������������������������������ 66
Security > User Account������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 67
Security > HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol over SSL)
������������������������������������������������������� 68
Security > Access List ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 73
PTZ > PTZ settings������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 78
Event > Event settings�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 82
Applications > Motion detection������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 95
Applications > DI and DO���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 98
Applications > Tampering detection ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 98
Recording > Recording settings ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 99
Local storage > SD card management������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 104
Local storage > Content management������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 105
Appendix ...................................................................................................................................108
URL Commands for the Network Camera������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 108
Technical Specifications���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 155
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Technology License Notice����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 156
Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC)������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 157
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Overview
VIVOTEK FD8131 is an easy-to-use fixed dome network camera specifically designed for indoor
security applications with a compact, stylish housing. Equipped with a 1MP sensor enabling
viewing resolution of 1280x800 at 30 fps, users need look no further for an all-in-one camera
capable of capturing high quality HD video.
This camera supports the industry-standard H.264 compression technology, drastically reducing
file sizes and conserving valuable network bandwidth. With MPEG-4 and MJPEG compatibility
also included, video streams can also be transmitted in any of these formats for versatile
applications. The streams can also be individually configured to meet different constraints,
thereby further reducing bandwidth and storage requirements. Users can thus receive multiple
streams simultaneously in different resolutions, frame rates, and image qualities for viewing on
different platforms.
With the vari-focal lens, the FD8131 provides users the freedom to adjust the field of view in
accordance with their application. Also included are a number of advanced features which are
standard for VIVOTEK cameras, including tamper detection, MicroSD/SDHC card slot, 802.3af
compliant PoE, and VIVOTEK’s 32-channel recording software. With all of these capabilities, the
FD8131 provides the best value in IP surveillance for indoor applications such as offices, banks,
and retail stores.
Revision History
■ Rev. 1.0: Initial release
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Read Before Use
The use of surveillance devices may be prohibited by law in your country. The Network Camera
is not only a high-performance web-ready camera but can also be part of a flexible surveillance
system. It is the user’s responsibility to ensure that the operation of such devices is legal before
installing this unit for its intended use.
It is important to first verify that all contents received are complete according to the Package
Contents listed below. Take note of the warnings in the Quick Installation Guide before the Network
Camera is installed; then carefully read and follow the instructions in the Installation chapter to
avoid damage due to faulty assembly and installation. This also ensures the product is used
properly as intended.
The Network Camera is a network device and its use should be straightforward for those who
have basic networking knowledge. It is designed for various applications including video sharing,
general security/surveillance, etc. The Configuration chapter suggests ways to best utilize the
Network Camera and ensure proper operations. For creative and professional developers, the URL
Commands of the Network Camera section serves as a helpful reference to customizing existing
homepages or integrating with the current web server.
Package Contents
■ FD8131
■ Alignment sticker
■ RJ45 Female/Female Coupler / Screws / Clamp Core
■ Software CD
■ Warranty Card
■ Quick Installation Guide
Because this model supports PoE, DC adapter is optional and is user-supplied.
Symbols and Statements in this Document
i
INFORMATION: provides important messages or advices that might help prevent
inconvenient or problem situations.
NOTE: Notices provide guidance or advices that are related to the functional integrity of
the machine.
Tips: Tips are useful information that helps enhance or facilitae an installation, function,
or process.
WARNING! or IMPORTANT: These statements indicate situations that can be dangerous
or hazardous to the machine or you.
Electrical Hazard: This statement appears when high voltage electrical hazards might
occur to an operator.
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Physical Description
Black Cover
Lens
MicroSD/SDHC
Card Slot
Reset Button
Ground wire
General I/O Terminal Block
Ethernet 10/100 RJ45 Plug
Power Cord Socket
Status LED
General I/O Terminal Block
This Network Camera provides a general I/O terminal block which is used to connect external
input / output devices. The pin definitions are described below. The 24V AC can be used as an
alternate power source.
Pin
+
-
Name
Digital Input +
Digital Input -
Hardware Reset
The reset button is used to reset the system or restore the factory default settings. Sometimes
resetting the system can return the camera to normal operation. If the system problems remain
after reset, restore the factory settings and install again.
Reset: Press and release the recessed reset button with a straightened paper clip. Wait for the
Network Camera to reboot.
Restore: Press and hold the recessed reset button until the status LED rapidly blinks. Note that
all settings will be restored to factory default. Upon successful restore, the status LED will blink
green and red during normal operation.
Micro SD/SDHC Card Capacity
This network camera is compliant with Micro SD/SDHC 16GB / 8GB and other preceding
standard SD cards.
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Installation
Removing Dome Cover
First, follow the instructions below to remove the dome cover. Flip the black retention tabs
in the counter-clockwise direction to release the dome cover (clockwise if you look from the
bottom up.)
Dome Cover
Network Camera
Model No: FD8131 R o HS
MAC:0002D1730202
Record the MAC address before
installing the camera.
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1)This device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Pat. 6,930,709
Made in Taiwan
Then remove the black cover as shown below.
Tilt Adjustment Screw
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To install the camera to a ceiling or wall:
1.Attach the alignment sticker to the ceiling/wall.
2.Through the two circles on the sticker, drill two pilot holes into the ceiling/wall.
3. The Network Camera can be mounted with the cable routed through the ceiling/wall or
from the side. If you want to feed the cable through the ceiling/wall, drill a cable hole A as
shown in the above picture.
4.Hammer the supplied plastic anchors into the holes.
5.Align the two holes on each side of the camera base with the two plastic anchors on the
ceiling/wall, insert the supplied screws to corresponding holes and secure them with a
screwdriver.
A
Ceiling Mount
A
Wall Mount
6. Buckle the supplied clamp core onto the cable to prevent the EMI radiation.
The clamp core should be away
from the device at least 5 cm.
5 cm
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Network Deployment
General Connection (without PoE)
This section explains how to configure the Network Camera to an Internet connection.
1. If you have external devices such as sensors and alarms, make the connection from the
general I/O terminal block.
+ : Digital input
- : Digital input
2. Use the supplied RJ45 female/female coupler to connect the Network Camera to a switch.
3. Connect the power cable from the Network Camera to a power outlet. The DC adapter is
user-supllied.
1
2
POWER
COLLISION
1
2
3
4
5
LINK
RECEIVE
PARTITION
Ethernet Switch
3
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Set up the Network Camera through Power over Ethernet (PoE)
When using a PoE-enabled switch
The Network Camera is PoE-compliant, allowing transmission of power and data via a
single Ethernet cable. Follow the below illustration to connect the Network Camera to a
PoE-enabled switch via Ethernet cable.
power + data transmission
POWER
COLLISION
1
2
3
4
5
LINK
RECEIVE
PARTITION
PoE Switch
When using a non-PoE switch
If your switch/router does not support PoE, use a PoE power injector (optional) to connect
between the Network Camera and a non-PoE switch.
PoE Power Injector
(optional)
POWER
COLLISION
1
2
3
4
5
LINK
RECEIVE
PARTITION
Non-PoE Switch
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Internet connection via a router
Before setting up the Network Camera over the Internet, make sure you have a router and follow
the steps below.
1. Connect your Network Camera behind a router, the Internet environment is illustrated below.
Regarding how to obtain your IP address, please refer to Software Installation on page 12 for
details.
WAN (Wide Area Network )
Internet
Router IP address : from ISP
POWER
COLLISION
1
2
3
4
5
IP address : 192.168.0.3
Subnet mask : 255.255.255.0
Default router : 192.168.0.1
LINK
RECEIVE
PARTITION
LAN (Local Area Network)
Router IP address : 192.168.0.1
Cable or DSL Modem
IP address : 192.168.0.2
Subnet mask : 255.255.255.0
Default router : 192.168.0.1
2. In this case, if the Local Area Network (LAN) IP address of your Network Camera is
192.168.0.3, please forward the following ports for the Network Camera on the router.
■ HTTP port: default is 80
■ RTSP port: default is 554
■ RTP port for audio: default is 5558
■ RTCP port for audio: default is 5559
■ RTP port for video: default is 5556
■ RTCP port for video: default is 5557
If you have changed the port numbers on the Network page, please open the ports
accordingly on your router. For information on how to forward ports on the router, please refer
to your router’s user’s manual.
3. Find out the public IP address of your router provided by your ISP (Internet Service Provider).
Use the public IP and the secondary HTTP port to access the Network Camera from the
Internet. Please refer to Network Type on page 52 for details.
Internet connection with static IP
Choose this connection type if you are required to use a static IP for the Network Camera.
Please refer to LAN setting on page 51 for details.
Internet connection via PPPoE (Point-to-Point over Ethernet)
Choose this connection type if you are connected to the Internet via a DSL Line. Please refer to
PPPoE on page 52 for details.
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Software Installation
Installation Wizard 2 (IW2), free-bundled software included on the product CD, helps you set up
your Network Camera on the LAN.
IW2
1. Install IW2 under the Software Utility directory from the software CD.
Double-click the IW2 shortcut on your desktop to launch the program.
Installation
Wizard 2
2. The program will conduct an analysis of your network environment.
After your network environment is analyzed, please click Next to continue the program.
3. The program will search for all VIVOTEK network devices on the same LAN.
4. After a brief search, the installer window will prompt. Click on the MAC and model name
that matches the one printed on the product label. You can then double-click on the address to
open a management session with the Network Camera.
Network Camera
Model No: FD8131 R o HS
MAC:0002D1730202
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1)This device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Pat. 6,930,709
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Made in Taiwan
00-02-D1-73-02-02
0002D1730202
192.168.5.151
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Ready to Use
1.A browser session with the Network Camera should prompt as shown below.
2.You should be able to see live video from your camera. You may also install the 32-channel
recording software from the software CD in a deployment consisting of multiple cameras. For
its installation details, please refer to its related documents.
To adjust the viewing angle -- 3-axis mechanism design
1.Loosen the tilt adjustment screws and then turn the lens module up or down, or swing left or
right. Upon completion, tighten the screw.
2.Turn the lens to adjust the image orientation.
Loosen
Tighten
1
3
2
Pan 350°
Tilt 70°
Rotate 340°
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3-axis Mechanism Design
The sophisticated 3-axis mechanism design offers very flexible, easy hardware installation
for either ceiling or wall mount.
Tilt Adjustment Screw
Tilt 70°
Pan 350°
Rotate 340°
DO NOT over rotate the lens.
Doing so will damage the
camera lens module.
To adjust the zoom factor and focus range
1.Loosen the zoom controller and then adjust zoom factor by moving the controller left
and right. Upon completion, tighten the zoom controller screw.
2.Loosen the focus controller and then adjust focus range by moving the controller left
and right. Upon completion, tighten the focus controller screw.
T
W
8
N
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Completion
1.Align the inner side of the black cover with the notches on both sides of the lens, fix the
black cover.
2.If you choose to feed the cable through the ceiling/wall, arrange the cable neatly through
the cable hole. If you choose to feed the cable from the side, remove plate B.
3.Attach the dome cover to the camera as shown below. The dome cover cannot be
attatched if installed in the wrong orientation. Align the side cover (or side cutout) with
where the cable comes out from the camera. Push the dome cover to join with the
camera.
4.Finally, make sure all parts of the camera are securely installed.
2
1
B
3
Be aware of
the cable route!
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Accessing the Network Camera
This chapter explains how to access the Network Camera through web browsers, RTSP players,
3GPP-compatible mobile devices, and VIVOTEK recording software.
Using Web Browsers
Use Installation Wizard 2 (IW2) to access the Network Cameras on LAN.
If your network environment is not a LAN, follow these steps to access the Netwotk Camera:
1. Launch your web browser (e.g., Microsoft® Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox).
2. Enter the IP address of the Network Camera in the address field. Press Enter.
3. The live video will be displayed in your web browser.
4. If it is the first time installing the VIVOTEK network camera, an information bar will prompt as
shown below. Follow the instructions to install the required plug-in on your computer.
NOTE NOTE:
► For Mozilla Firefox or Netscape users, your browser will use Quick Time to stream the live
video. If you don’t have Quick Time on your computer, please download it first, then launch
the web browser.
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► By default, the Network Camera is not password-protected. To prevent unauthorized access,
it is highly recommended to set a password for the Network Camera.
For more information about how to enable password protection, please refer to Security on
page 67.
► If you see a dialog box indicating that your security settings prohibit running ActiveX ®
Controls, please enable the ActiveX ® Controls for your browser.
1. Choose Tools > Internet Options > Security > Custom Level.
2. Look for Download signed ActiveX ® controls; select Enable or Prompt. Click OK.
3. Refresh your web browser, then install the ActiveX ® control. Follow the instructions to
complete installation.
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IMPORTANT!
• Currently the Network Camera utilizes 32-bit ActiveX plugin. You CAN NOT
open a management/view session with the camera using a 64-bit IE browser.
• If you encounter this problem, try execute the Iexplore.exe program from C:\
Windows\SysWOW64. A 32-bit version of IE browser will be installed.
• On Windows 7, the 32-bit explorer browser can be accessed from here:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
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Using RTSP Players
To view the MPEG-4 streaming media using RTSP players, you can use one of the following
players that support RTSP streaming.
Quick Time Player
VLC media player
VLC media player
1. Launch the RTSP player.
mpegable
Player
2. Choose
File > Open
URL. A URL dialog box will pop up.
3. The address format is rtsp://<ip address>:<rtsp port>/<RTSP streaming access name for
pvPlayer
stream1 or stream2>
As most ISPs and players only allow RTSP streaming through port number 554, please set the
RTSP port to 554. For more information, please refer to RTSP Streaming on page 59.
For example:
rtsp://192.168.5.151:554/live.sdp
4. The live video will be displayed in your player.
For more information on how to configure the RTSP access name, please refer to RTSP
Streaming on page 59 for details.
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Using 3GPP-compatible Mobile Devices
To view the streaming media through 3GPP-compatible mobile devices, make sure the Network
Camera can be accessed over the Internet. For more information on how to set up the Network
Camera over the Internet, please refer to Setup the Network Camera over the Internet on page 9.
To utilize this feature, please check the following settings on your Network Camera:
1. Because most players on 3GPP mobile phones do not support RTSP authentication, make
sure the authentication mode of RTSP streaming is set to disable.
For more information, please refer to RTSP Streaming on page 59.
2. As the the bandwidth on 3G networks is limited, you will not be able to use a large video size.
Please set the video streaming parameters as listed below.
For more information, please refer to Stream settings on page 47.
Video Mode
Frame size
Maximum frame rate
Intra frame period
Video quality (Constant bit rate)
Audio type (GSM-AMR)
MPEG-4
176 x 144
5 fps
1S
40kbps
12.2kbps
3. As most ISPs and players only allow RTSP streaming through port number 554, please set
the RTSP port to 554. For more information, please refer to RTSP Streaming on page 59.
4. Launch the player on the 3GPP-compatible mobile devices (e.g., Quick Time).
5. Type the following URL commands into the player.
The address format is rtsp://<public ip address of your camera>:<rtsp port>/<RTSP streaming
access name for stream # with small frame size and frame rate>.
For example:
You can configure Stream #2 into the suggested stream settings as listed above for live
viewing on a mobile device.
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Using VIVOTEK Recording Software
The product software CD also contains an ST7501 recording software, allowing simultaneous
monitoring and video recording for multiple Network Cameras. Please install the recording
software; then launch the program to add the Network Camera to the Channel list. For detailed
information about how to use the recording software, please refer to the user’s manual of the
software or download it from http://www.vivotek.com.
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Main Page
This chapter explains the layout of the main page. It is composed of the following sections:
VIVOTEK INC. Logo, Host Name, Camera Control Area, Configuration Area, Menu, and Live
Video Window.
VIVOTEK INC.
Logo
Resize Buttons
Host Name
Configuration
Area
Camera Control
Area
Hide Button
Live View Window
VIVOTEK INC. Logo
Click this logo to visit the VIVOTEK website.
Host Name
The host name can be customized to fit your needs. For more information, please refer to System on page 30.
Camera Control Area
Video Stream: This Network Camera supports multiple streams (stream 1 ~ 4) simultaneously. You can
select one of them for live viewing. For more information about multiple streams, please refer to page 47
for detailed information.
Manual Trigger: Click to enable/disable an event trigger manually. Please configure an event setting on
Application page before you enable this function. A total of 3 event settings can be configured. For more
information about event setting, please refer to page 81. If you want to hide this item on the homepage,
please go to Configuration> System > Homepage Layout > General settings > Customized button
to deselect “show manual trigger button”.
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Configuration Area
Client Settings: Click this button to access the client setting page. For more information, please refer to
Client Settings on page 27.
Configuration: Click this button to access the configuration page of the Network Camera. It is suggested
that a password be applied to the Network Camera so that only the administrator can configure the
Network Camera. For more information, please refer to Configuration on page 29.
Language: Click this button to choose a language for the user interface. Language options are available
in: English, Deutsch, Español, Français, Italiano, 日本語, Português, 簡体中文, and 繁體中文. Please
note that you can also change a language on the Configuration page; please refer to page 29.
Hide Button
You can click the hide button to hide the control panel or display the control panel.
Resize Buttons
:
Click the Auto button, the video cell will resize automatically to fit the monitor/browser window.
Click 100% is to display the original homepage size.
Click 50% is to resize the homepage to 50% of its original size.
Click 25% is to resize the homepage to 25% of its original size.
Live Video Window
■ The following window is displayed when the video mode is set to H.264 / MPEG-4:
H.264 / MPEG-4 Protocol and Media Options
Video Title
Title and Time
Zoom Indicator
Video (TPC-AV)
2012/06/08 17:08:56
Time
Video 17:08:56 2011/06/25
x4.0
Video and Audio Control Buttons
Video Title: The video title can be configured. For more information, please refer to Video Settings on
page 41.
H.264 / MPEG-4 Protocol and Media Options: The transmission protocol and media options for H.264 /
MPEG-4 video streaming. For further configuration, please refer to Client Settings on page 27.
Time: Display the current time. For further configuration, please refer to Media > Image > Genral settings
on page 41.
Title and Time: The video title and time can be stamped on the streaming video. For further configuration,
please refer to Media > Image > General settings on page 42.
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PTZ Panel: This Network Camera supports “digital“ (e-PTZ) pan/tilt/zoom control, which allows roaming
a smaller view frame within a large view frame. Please refer to PTZ settiings on page 78 for detailed
information.
Global View: Click on this item to display the Global View window. The Global View window contains a
full view image (the largest frame size of the captured video) and a floating frame (the viewing region of
the current video stream). The floating frame allows users to control the e-PTZ function (Electronic Pan/
Tilt/Zoom). For more information about e-PTZ operation, please refer to E-PTZ Operation on page 78.
For more information about how to set up the viewing region of the current video stream, please refer to
page 78.
The viewing region of
the current video
stream
The largest frame size
NOTE:
For a megapixel camera, it is recommended to use monitors of the 24" size or larger,
and are capable of 1600x1200 or better resolutions.
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Video Control Buttons: Depending on the Network Camera model and Network Camera configuration,
some buttons may not be available.
Snapshot: Click this button to capture and save still images. The captured images will be displayed
in a pop-up window. Right-click the image and choose Save Picture As to save it in JPEG (*.jpg) or BMP
(*.bmp) format.
Digital Zoom: Click and uncheck “Disable digital zoom” to enable the zoom operation. The navigation
screen indicates the part of the image being magnified. To control the zoom level, drag the slider bar. To
move to a different area you want to magnify, drag the navigation screen.
Pause: Pause the transmission of the streaming media. The button becomes the
after clicking the Pause button.
Stop: Stop the transmission of the streaming media. Click the
transmission.
Resume button
Resume button to continue
Start MP4 Recording: Click this button to record video clips in MP4 file format to your computer.
Press the
Stop MP4 Recording button to end recording. When you exit the web browser, video
recording stops accordingly. To specify the storage destination and file name, please refer to MP4 Saving
Options on page 28 for details.
Full Screen: Click this button to switch to full screen mode. Press the “Esc” key to switch back to normal
mode.
■ The following window is displayed when the video mode is set to MJPEG:
Video Title
Title and Time
Video (HTTP-V)
2011/02/25 17:08:56
Time
Video 17:08:56 2011/06/25
Video Control Buttons
Video Title: The video title can be configured. For more information, please refer to Media > Image on
page 42.
Time: Display the current time. For more information, please refer to Media > Image on page 42.
Title and Time: Video title and time can be stamped on the streaming video. For more information, please
refer to Media > Image on page 42.
Video Control Buttons: Depending on the Network Camera model and Network Camera configuration,
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some buttons may not be available.
Snapshot: Click this button to capture and save still images. The captured images will be displayed
in a pop-up window. Right-click the image and choose Save Picture As to save it in JPEG (*.jpg) or BMP
(*.bmp) format.
Digital Zoom: Click and uncheck “Disable digital zoom” to enable the zoom operation. The navigation
screen indicates the part of the image being magnified. To control the zoom level, drag the slider bar. To
move to a different area you want to magnify, drag the navigation screen.
Start MP4 Recording: Click this button to record video clips in MP4 file format to your computer.
Press the
Stop MP4 Recording button to end recording. When you exit the web browser, video
recording stops accordingly. To specify the storage destination and file name, please refer to MP4 Saving
Options on page 28 for details.
Full Screen: Click this button to switch to full screen mode. Press the “Esc” key to switch back to normal
mode.
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Client Settings
This chapter explains how to select the stream transmission mode and saving options on the
local computer. When completed with the settings on this page, click Save on the page bottom
to enable the settings.
H.264 / MPEG-4 Media Options
H.264/MPEG-4 Media Options
Select to stream video or audio data or both. This is enabled only when the video mode is set to H.264 or
MPEG-4.
H.264 / MPEG-4 Protocol Options
H.264/MPEG-4 Protocol Options
Depending on your network environment, there are four transmission modes of H.264 or MPEG-4
streaming:
UDP unicast: This protocol allows for more real-time audio and video streams. However, network
packets may be lost due to network burst traffic and images may be broken. Activate UDP connection
when occasions require time-sensitive responses and the video quality is less important. Note that each
unicast client connecting to the server takes up additional bandwidth and the Network Camera allows up
to ten simultaneous accesses.
UDP multicast: This protocol allows multicast-enabled routers to forward network packets to all clients
requesting streaming media. This helps to reduce the network transmission load of the Network Camera
while serving multiple clients at the same time. Note that to utilize this feature, the Network Camera must
be configured to enable multicast streaming at the same time. For more information, please refer to
RTSP Streaming on page 59.
TCP: This protocol guarantees the complete delivery of streaming data and thus provides better video
quality. The downside of this protocol is that its real-time effect is not as good as that of the UDP protocol.
HTTP: This protocol allows the same quality as TCP protocol without needing to open specific ports for
streaming under some network environments. Users inside a firewall can utilize this protocol to allow
streaming data through.
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MP4 Saving Options
Users can record live video as they are watching it by clicking
page. Here, you can specify the storage destination and file name.
Start MP4 Recording on the main
Folder: Specify a storage destination for the recorded video files. The location can be changed.
File name prefix: Enter the text that will be appended to the front of the video file name. A specified folder
will be automatically created on your local hard disk.
Add date and time suffix to the file name: Select this option to append the date and time to the end of the
file name.
CLIP_20110628-180853
File name prefix Date and time suffix
The format is: YYYYMMDD_HHMMSS
Local Streaming Buffer Time
Chances are you may encounter unsteady bandwidth during operation, the live streaming may lag and
not be very smoothly. If you enable this option, the live streaming will be stored on the camera’s buffer
for a few seconds before being played on the live viewing window. This will help you see the streaming
more smoothly. If you enter 3000 Millisecond, the streaming will delay for 3 seconds.
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Configuration
Click Configuration on the main page to enter the camera setting pages. Note that only
Administrators can access the configuration page.
VIVOTEK offers an easy-to-use user interface that helps you set up your network camera with
minimal effort. To simplify the setting procedure, two types of user interfaces are available:
Advanced Mode for professional users and Basic Mode for entry-level users. Some advanced
functions (PTZ/ Event/ Recording/ Local storage) are not displayed in Basic Mode.
If you want to set up advanced functions, please click [Advanced Mode] on the bottom of the
configuration list to quickly switch to Advanced Mode.
In order to simplify the user interface, the detailed information will be hidden unless you click on
the function item. When you click on the first sub-item, the detailed information for the first subitem will be displayed; when you click on the second sub-item, the detailed information for the
second sub-item will be displayed and that of the first sub-item will be hidden.
The following is the interface of the Basic Mode and the Advanced Mode:
Basic Mode
Navigation Area
Configuration List
Click to switch to Advanced Mode
Firmware Version
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Advanced Mode
Navigation Area
Configuration List
Click to switch to Basic Mode
Firmware Version
Each function on the configuration list will be explained in the following sections. Those functions that are
displayed only in Advanced Mode are marked with Advanced Mode . If you want to set up advanced
functions, please click [Advanced Mode] on the bottom of the configuration list to quickly switch over.
Navigation Area provides an instant switch among Home page (the monitoring page for live viewing),
Client settings, Configuration page, and multi-language selection.
System > General settings
This section explains how to configure the basic settings for the Network Camera, such as the
host name and system time. It is composed of the following two columns: System, and System
Time. When finished with the settings on this page, click Save at the bottom of the page to
enable the settings.
System
Host name: Enter a desired name for the Network Camera. The text will be displayed at the top of the
main page, and also on the view cell of ST7501 and VAST management software.
Turn off the LED indicators: If you do not want others to notice the network camera is in operation, you
can select this option to turn off the LED indicators.
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System time
Keep current date and time: Select this option to preserve the current date and time of the Network
Camera. The Network Camera’s internal real-time clock maintains the date and time even when the
power of the system is turned off.
Synchronize with computer time: Select this option to synchronize the date and time of the Network
Camera with the local computer. The read-only date and time of the PC is displayed as updated.
Manual: The administrator can enter the date and time manually. Note that the date and time format are
[yyyy/mm/dd] and [hh:mm:ss].
Automatic: The Network Time Protocol is a protocol which synchronizes computer clocks by periodically
querying an NTP Server.
NTP server: Assign the IP address or domain name of the time-server. Leaving the text box blank
connects the Network Camera to the default time servers.
Update interval: Select to update the time using the NTP server on an hourly, daily, weekly, or monthly
basis.
Time zone Advanced Mode : Select the appropriate time zone from the list. If you want to upload
Daylight Savings Time rules, please refer to System > Maintenance > Import/ Export files on page 38
for details.
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System > Homepage layout
Advanced Mode
This section explains how to set up your own customized homepage layout.
General settings
This column shows the settings of your hompage layout. You can manually select the background and
font colors in Theme Options (the second tab on this page). The settings will be displayed automatically
in this Preview field. The following shows the homepage using the default settings:
■ Hide Powered by VIVOTEK: If you check this item, it will be removed from the homepage.
Logo graph
Here you can change the logo that is placed at the top of your homepage.
Follow the steps below to upload a new logo:
1. Click Custom and the Browse field will appear.
2. Select a logo from your files.
3. Click Upload to replace the existing logo with a new one.
4. Enter a website link if necessary.
5. Click Save to enable the settings.
Customized button
If you want to hide manual trigger buttons on the homepage, please uncheck this item. This item is
checked by default.
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Theme Options
Here you can change the color of your homepage layout. There are three types of preset patterns for you
to choose from. The new layout will simultaneously appear in the Preview filed. Click Save to enable the
settings.
Font Color of the
Video Title
Font Color
Font Color of
the Configuration Area
Background Color of the
Control Area
Background Color of the
Configuration Area
Background Color of
the Video Area
Frame Color
Preset patterns
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■ Follow the steps below to set up the customed homepage:
1. Click Custom on the left column.
2. Click the field where you want to change the color on the right column.
Color Selector
Custom
Pattern
3. The palette window will pop up as shown below.
2
3
1
4
4. Drag the slider bar and click on the left square to select a desired color.
5. The selected color will be displayed in the corresponding fields and in the Preview column.
6. Click Save to enable the settings.
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System > Logs
Advanced Mode
This section explains how to configure the Network Camera to send the system log to a remote
server as backup.
Log server settings
Follow the steps below to set up the remote log:
1. Select Enable remote log.
2. In the IP address text box, enter the IP address of the remote server.
2. In the port text box, enter the port number of the remote server.
3. When completed, click Save to enable the setting.
You can configure the Network Camera to send the system log file to a remote server as a log backup.
Before utilizing this feature, it is suggested that the user install a log-recording tool to receive system log
messages from the Network Camera. An example is Kiwi Syslog Daemon. Visit http://www.kiwisyslog.
com/kiwi-syslog-daemon-overview/.
System log
This column displays the system log in a chronological order. The system log is stored in the Network
Camera’s buffer area and will be overwritten when reaching a certain limit.
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Access log
Access log displays the access time and IP address of all viewers (including operators and
administrators) in a chronological order. The access log is stored in the Network Camera’s buffer
area and will be overwritten when the number of entries reaches an upper threshold.
System > Parameters
Advanced Mode
The View Parameters page lists the entire system’s parameters. If you need technical
assistance, please provide the information listed on this page.
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System > Maintenance
This chapter explains how to restore the Network Camera to factory default, upgrade firmware
version, etc.
General settings > Upgrade firmware
This feature allows you to upgrade the firmware of your Network Camera. It takes a few minutes to
complete the process.
Note: Do not power off the Network Camera during the upgrade!
Follow the steps below to upgrade the firmware:
1. Download the latest firmware file from the VIVOTEK website. The file is in .pkg file format.
2. Click Browse… and specify the firmware file.
3. Click Upgrade. The Network Camera starts to upgrade and will reboot automatically when the upgrade
completes.
If the upgrade is successful, you will see “Reboot system now!! This connection will close”. After that, reaccess the Network Camera.
The following message is displayed when the upgrade has succeeded.
Reboot system now!!
This connection will close.
The following message is displayed when you have selected an incorrect firmware file.
Starting firmware upgrade...
Do not power down the server during the upgrade.
The server will restart automatically after the upgrade is
completed.
This will take about 1 - 5 minutes.
Wrong PKG file format
Unpack fail
General settings > Reboot
This feature allows you to reboot the Network Camera, which takes about one minute to complete. When
completed, the live video page will be displayed in your browser. The following message will be displayed
during the reboot process.
If the connection fails after rebooting, manually enter the IP address of the Network Camera in the
address field to resume the connection.
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General settings > Restore
This feature allows you to restore the Network Camera to factory default settings.
Network: Select this option to retain the Network Type settings (please refer to Network Type on page
52).
Daylight Saving Time: Select this option to retain the Daylight Saving Time settings (please refer to
Import/Export files below on this page).
Custom Language: Select this option to retain the Custom Language settings.
If none of the options is selected, all settings will be restored to factory default. The following message is
displayed during the restoring process.
Import/Export files Advanced Mode
This feature allows you to Export / Update daylight saving time rules, custom language file, configuration
file, and server status report.
Export daylight saving time configuration file: Click to set the start and end time of DST (Daylight Saving).
Follow the steps below to export:
1. In the Export files column, click Export to export the daylight saving time configuration file from the
Network Camera.
2. A file download dialog will pop up as shown below. Click Open to review the XML file or click Save to
store the file for editing.
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3. Open the file with Microsoft® Notepad and locate your time zone; set the start and end time of DST.
When completed, save the file.
In the example below, DST begins each year at 2:00 a.m. on the second Sunday in March and ends at
2:00 a.m. on the first Sunday in November.
Update daylight saving time rules: Click Browse… and specify the XML file to update.
If the incorrect date and time are assigned, you will see the following warning message when uploading
the file to the Network Camera.
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The following message is displayed when attempting to upload an incorrect file format.
Export language file: Click to export language strings. VIVOTEK provides nine languages: English,
Deutsch, Español, Français, Italiano, 日本語, Português, 簡体中文, and 繁體中文.
Update custom language file: Click Browse… and specify your own custom language file to upload.
Export configuration file: Click to export all parameters for the device and user-defined scripts.
Update configuration file: Click Browse… to update a configuration file. Please note that the model and
firmware version of the device should be the same as the configuration file. If you have set up a fixed IP
or other special settings for your device, it is not suggested to update a configuration file.
Export server staus report: Click to export the current server status report, such as time, logs,
parameters, process status, memory status, file system status, network status, kernel message ... and so
on.
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Media > Image
Advanced Mode
This section explains how to configure the image settings of the Network Camera. It is
composed of the following four columns: General settings, Picture settings, Exposure, and
Privacy mask.
General settings
Video title
Show_timestamp_and video_title_in_video_and_snapshots: Enter a name that will be displayed on
the title bar of the live video as the picture shown below.
Video Title
Title and Time
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Video 17:08:56 2010/11/25
Color: Select to display color or black/white video streams.
Power line frequency: Set the power line frequency consistent with local utility settings to eliminate
image flickering associated with fluorescent lights. Note that after the power line frequency is
changed, you must disconnect and reconnect the power cord of the Network Camera in order for
the new setting to take effect.
Video orientation: Flip - vertically reflect the display of the live video; Mirror - horizontally reflect the
display of the live video. Select both options if the Network Camera is installed upside-down (e.g.,
on the ceiling) to correct the image orientation. Please note that if you have preset locations, those
locations will be cleared after a change in flip/mirror setting.
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Image settings
On this page, you can tune the White balance and Image adjustment settings.
Sensor Setting 1:
For normal situations
Sensor Setting 2:
For special situations
White balance: Adjust the value for the best color temperature.
■ You may follow the steps below to adjust the white balance to the best color temperature.
1. Place a sheet of paper of white or cooler-color temperature paper, such as blue, in front of the
lens, then allow the Network Camera to automatically adjust the color temperature.
2. Click the On button to Fix current value and confirm the setting while the white balance is being
measured.
■ You may also manually tune the color temperature by pulling the RGain and BGain slide bards.
Image Adjustment
■ Brightness: Adjust the image brightness level, which ranges from -5 to +5.
■ Contrast: Adjust the image contrast level, which ranges from -5 to +5.
■ Saturation: Adjust the image saturation level, which ranges from 0% to 100%.
■ Sharpness: Adjust the image sharpness level, which ranges from 0% to 100%.
Note that the Preview button has been cancelled, all changes made to image settings is directly
shown on screen. You can click Restore to recall the original settings without incorporating the
changes. When completed with the settings on this page, click Save to enable the setting. You can
also click on Profile to adjust all settings above in a pop-up window for special lighting conditions.
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Exposure Advanced Mode
On this page, you can set the Measurement window, Exposure level, Exposure mode, and
Gain control. Detailed configurations will be automatically adjusted since the sensor library will
automatically adjust the value according to the ambient light.
Sensor Setting 1:
For normal situations
Sensor Setting 2:
For special situations
Measurement Window: This function allows users to configure a full-view measurement window or
a cental background compensation window for low light compesation.
■ Full view: Calculate the full range of view and offer appropriate light compesation.
■ BLC: When selected, a BLC window will appear on screen meaning that the center of the scene
will be taken as a weighed area. This option enables light compensation for images that are too
dark or too bright to recognize; for example, for the dark side of objects that is posed against
bright sunlight.
Exposure control:
■ Exposure level: You can manually set the Exposure level, which ranges from -2.0 to +2.0 (dark to
bright).
Flickerless: Under some circumstances when there is a differnece between the video capture
frequency and local AC power frequency (NTSC or PAL), the mismatch causes color shifts or
flickering images. If the above mismatch occurs, select the Flickerless checkbox, and the range
of Exposure time (the shutter time) will be limited to a range in order to match the AC power
frequency. See the screen capture above.
You can click and drag the pointers on the Exposure time and Gain control slide bars to specify
a range of shutter time and Gain control values within which the camera can automaticallly tune
to a better imaging result. For example, you may prefer a shorter shutter time to better capture
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moving objects, while a faster shutter reduces light and needs to be compensated by electrical
brightness gains.
To Configure a Configuration Profile:
Clcik on the Profile button to bring up the configuration window.
Activated period: Select a period of time during which this configuration will take effect. Please
manually enter a range of time.
You can click Restore to recall the original settings without incorporating the changes. When
completed with the settings on this page, click Save to enable the settings.
Please follow the steps below to setup a profile:
1. Check Enable this profile.
2. Configure a time span.
3. Configure Exposure control settings in the folowing
columns. Please refer to previous dicussions for
detailed information.
4. Click Save to enable the setting and click Close to
exit the page.
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Privacy mask
Advanced Mode
Click Privacy Mask to open the settings page. On this page, you can block out sensitive zones to
address privacy concerns.
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■ To set the privacy mask windows, follow the steps below:
1. Click New to add a new window.
2. You can use the mouse cursor to size and drag-drop the window, which is recommended to be
at least twice the size of the object (height and width) you want to cover.
3. Enter a Window Name and click Save to enable the setting.
4. Click on the Enable privacy mask checkbox to enable this function.
NOTE:
► Up to
5 privacy mask windows can be set up on the same screen.
► If you want to delete the privacy mask window, please click the ‘x’ on the upper right corner of
the window.
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Media > Video
Advanced Mode
Stream settings
This Network Camera supports multiple streams with frame size ranging from 176 x 144 to 1280 x
800 pixels.
The definition of multiple streams:
■ Stream 1: Users can define the "Region of Interest" (viewing region) and the "Output Frame Size"
(size of the live view window).
■ Stream 2: The default frame size for Stream 2 is set to a reduced size of 640 x 400 pixels.
■ Stream 3: The default frame size for Stream 3 is set to the minimized 176 x 144 for viewing on
mobile devices.
■ Stream 4: Stream 3 does not support the "Region of Interest" configuration.
Click Viewing Window to open the viewing region settings page. On this page, you can set the
Region of Interest and the Output Frame Size for streams #1, #2, and #3.
Please follow the steps below to set up those settings for a stream:
1. Select a stream for which you want to set up the viewing region.
2. Select a Region of Interest from the drop-down list. The floating frame, the same as the
one in the Gloabl View window on the home page, will resize accordingly. If you want to set
up a customized viewing region, you can also resize and drag the floating frame to a desired
position with your mouse.
3. Choose a proper Output Frame Size from the drop-down list according to the size of your
monitoring device.
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Media
> Video
NOTE:
► All the items in the “Region of Interest” should not be larger than the “Output Frame Size“
(current maximum resolution).
■ The parameters of the multiple streams:
Stream 1
Stream 2
Stream 3
Stream 4
Region of Interest
Output frame size
1280 X 800 ~ 176 x 144 (Selectable)
1280 X 800 ~ 176 x 144 (Selectable)
1280 X 800 ~ 176 x 144 (Selectable)
fixed
1280 X 800 ~ 176 x 144 (Selectable)
1280 X 800 ~ 176 x 144 (Selectable)
1280 X 800 ~ 176 x 144 (Selectable)
fixed
When completed with the settings in the Viewing Window, click Save to enable the settings and
click Close to exit the window. The selected Output Frame Size will immediately be applied to
the Frame size of each video stream. Then you can go back to the home page to test the e-PTZ
function. For more information about the e-PTZ function, please refer to page 78.
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Region of Interest
(Viewing Region)
Output Frame Size
(Size of the Live View Window)
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Click the stream item to display the detailed information. The maximum frame size will follow your
settings in the above Viewing Window sections.
This Network Camera offers real-time H.264, MPEG-4, and MJPEG compression standards (Triple
Codec) for real-time viewing. If H.264 / MPEG-4 mode is selected, the video is streamed via the
RTSP protocol. There are several parameters for you to adjust the video performance:
■ Frame size
You can set up different video resolution for different viewing devices. For example, set a smaller
frame size and lower bit rate for remote viewing on mobile phones and a larger video size and
a higher bit rate for live viewing on web browsers. Note that a larger frame size takes up more
bandwidth.
■ Maximum frame rate
This limits the maximum refresh frame rate per second. Set the frame rate higher for smoother
video quality and for recognizing moving objects in the field of view.
If the power line frequency is set to 50Hz, the frame rates are selectable at 1fps, 2fps, 3fps, 5fps,
8fps, 10fps, 15fps, 20fps, 25fps, and 30fps. If the power line frequency is set to 60Hz, the frame
rates are selectable at 1fps, 2fps, 3fps, 5fps, 8fps, 10fps, 15fps, 20fps, 25fps, and 30fps. You can
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The frame rate will decrease if you select a higher resolution.
■ Intra frame period
Determine how often to plant an I frame. The shorter the duration, the more likely you will get
better video quality, but at the cost of higher network bandwidth consumption. Select the intra
frame period from the following durations: 1/4 second, 1/2 second, 1 second, 2 seconds, 3
seconds, and 4 seconds.
■ Video quality
Constant bit rate:
• Constant bit rate: A complex scene generally produces a larger file size, meaning that
higher bandwidth will be needed for data transmission. The bandwidth utilization is
configurable to match a selected level, resulting in mutable video quality performance.
The bit rates are selectable at the following rates: 20Kbps, 30Kbps, 40Kbps, 50Kbps,
64Kbps, 128Kbps, 256Kbps, 512Kbps, 768Kbps, 1Mbps, 2Mbps, 3Mbps, 4Mbps,
6Mbps, and 8Mbps. You can also select Customize and manually enter a value.
You should specifiy the bit rate setting either as an Average restriction or as an Upper
bound threshold. If set to the Average, video bit rate will fluctuate around the Target
bit rate setting.
• Fixed quality: On the other hand, if Fixed quality is selected, all frames are
transmitted with the same quality; bandwidth utilization is therefore unpredictable.
The video quality can be adjusted to the following settings: Medium, Standard, Good,
Detailed, and Excellent. You can also select Customize and manually enter a value.
NOTE:
► Video quality and fixed quality refers to the compression rate, so a lower value will produce higher
quality.
► Converting high-quality video significantly increases the CPU load, and you may encounter
streaming disconnection or video loss while capturing a complicated scene. In the event of
occurance, we suggest you customize a lower video resolution or reduce the frame rate to obtain
smooth video.
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If the JPEG mode is selected, the Network Camera sends consecutive JPEG images to the client,
producing a moving effect similar to a filmstrip. Every single JPEG image transmitted guarantees
the same image quality, which in turn comes at the expense of variable bandwidth usage. Because
the media contents are a combination of JPEG images, no audio data is transmitted to the client.
There are three parameters provided in MJPEG mode to control the video performance:
■ Frame size
You can set up different video resolution for different viewing devices. For example, set a smaller
frame size and lower bit rate for remote viewing on mobile phones and a larger video size and
a higher bit rate for live viewing on web browsers. Note that a larger frame size takes up more
bandwidth.
■ Maximum frame rate
This limits the maximum refresh frame rate per second. Set the frame rate higher for smoother
video quality.
If the power line frequency is set to 50Hz, the frame rates are selectable at 1fps, 2fps, 3fps, 5fps,
8fps, 10fps, 15fps, 20fps, and 25fps. If the power line frequency is set to 60Hz, the frame rates
are selectable at 1fps, 2fps, 3fps, 5fps, 8fps, 10fps, 15fps, 20fps, 25fps, and 30fps. You can also
select Customize and manually enter a value.
■ Video quality
Refer to the previous page setting an average or upper bound threshold for controlling the
bandwidth consumed for transmitting motion jpegs. The configuration method is identical to that
for MPEG4 and H.264.
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Network > General settings
This section explains how to configure a wired network connection for the Network
Camera.
Network Type
LAN
Select this option when the Network Camera is deployed on a local area network (LAN) and is
intended to be accessed by local computers. The default setting for the Network Type is LAN.
Rememer to click Save when you complete the Network setting.
Get IP address automatically: Select this option to obtain an available dynamic IP address assigned
by the DHCP server each time the camera is connected to the LAN.
Use fixed IP address: Select this option to manually assign a static IP address to the Network
Camera.
1. You can make use of VIVOTEK Installation Wizard 2 on the software CD to easily set up the
Network Camera on LAN. Please refer to Software Installation on page 12 for details.
2. Enter the Static IP, Subnet mask, Default router, and Primary DNS provided by your ISP.
Subnet mask: This is used to determine if the destination is in the same subnet. The default value
is “255.255.255.0”.
Default router: This is the gateway used to forward frames to destinations in a different subnet.
Invalid router setting will fail the transmission to destinations in different subnet.
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Primary DNS: The primary domain name server that translates hostnames into IP addresses.
Secondary DNS: Secondary domain name server that serves as a backup to the Primary DNS.
Primary WINS server: The primary WINS server that maintains the database of computer names
and IP addresses.
Secondary WINS server: The secondary WINS server that maintains the database of computer
names and IP addresses.
Enable UPnP presentation: Select this option to enable UPnPTM presentation for your Network
Camera so that whenever a Network Camera is presented to the LAN, shortcuts of connected
Network Cameras will be listed in My Network Places. You can click the shortcut to link to the web
browser. Currently, UPnPTM is supported by Windows XP or later. Note that to utilize this feature,
please make sure the UPnPTM component is installed on your computer.
Mega-pixel Network Camera (192.168.5.151)
Enable UPnP port forwarding: To access the Network Camera from the Internet, select this option
to allow the Network Camera to open ports automatically on the router so that video streams can
be sent out from a LAN. To utilize of this feature, make sure that your router supports UPnPTM and
it is activated.
PPPoE (Point-to-point over Ethernet)
Select this option to configure your Network Camera to make it accessible from anywhere as long
as there is an Internet connection. Note that to utilize this feature, it requires an account provided
by your ISP.
Follow the steps below to acquire your Network Camera’s public IP address.
1. Set up the Network Camera on the LAN.
2. Go to Configuration > Event > Event settings > Add server (please refer to Add server on page
85) to add a new email or FTP server.
3. Go to Configuration > Event > Event settings > Add media (please refer to Add media on page
90).
Select System log so that you will receive the system log in TXT file format which contains the
Network Camera’s public IP address in your email or on the FTP server.
4. Go to Configuration > Network > General settings > Network type. Select PPPoE and enter the
user name and password provided by your ISP. Click Save to enable the setting.
5. The Network Camera will reboot.
6. Disconnect the power to the Network Camera; remove it from the LAN environment.
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NOTE NOTE:
► If the default ports are already used by other devices connected to the same router, the Network
Camera will select other ports for the Network Camera.
► If UPnP TM is not supported by your router, you will see the following message:
Error: Router does not support UPnP port forwarding.
► Below are steps to enable the UPnP TM user interface on your computer:
Note that you must log on to the computer as a system administrator to install the UPnP TM
components.
1. Go to Start, click Control Panel, then click Add or Remove Programs.
2. In the Add or Remove Programs dialog box, click Add/Remove Windows Components.
3. In the Windows Components Wizard dialog box, select Networking Services and click
Details.
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4. In the Networking Services dialog box, select Universal Plug and Play and click OK.
5. Click Next in the following window.
6. Click Finish. UPnP TM is enabled.
► How does UPnP TM work?
UPnP TM networking technology provides automatic IP configuration and dynamic discovery of
devices added to a network. Services and capabilities offered by networked devices, such as
printing and file sharing, are available among each other without the need for cumbersome
network configuration. In the case of Network Cameras, you will see Network Camera shortcuts
under My Network Places.
► Enabling UPnP port forwarding allows the Network Camera to open a secondary HTTP port on
the router-not HTTP port-meaning that you have to add the secondary HTTP port number to the
Network Camera’s public address in order to access the Network Camera from the Internet. For
example, when the HTTP port is set to 80 and the secondary HTTP port is set to 8080, refer to
the list below for the Network Camera’s IP address.
From the Internet
http://203.67.124.123:8080
In LAN
http://192.168.4.160 or
http://192.168.4.160:8080
► If the PPPoE settings are incorrectly configured or the Internet access is not working, restore
the Network Camera to factory default; please refer to Restore on page 38 for details. After the
Network Camera is reset to factory default, it will be accessible on the LAN.
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Enable IPv6
Select this option and click Save to enable IPv6 settings.
Please note that this only works if your network environment and hardware equipment support
IPv6. The browser should be Microsoft® Internet Explorer 6.5, Mozilla Firefox 3.0 or above.
When IPv6 is enabled, by default, the network camera will listen to router advertisements and be
assigned with a link-local IPv6 address accordingly.
IPv6 Information: Click this button to obtain the IPv6 information as shown below.
If your IPv6 settings are successful, the IPv6 address list will be listed a the pop-up window. The
IPv6 address will be displayed as follows:
Refers to Ethernet
Link-global IPv6 address/network mask
Link-local IPv6 address/network mask
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Please follow the steps below to link to an IPv6 address:
1. Open your web browser.
2. Enter the link-global or link-local IPv6 address in the address bar of your web browser.
3. The format should be:
http://[2001:0c08:2500:0002:0202:d1ff:fe04:65f4]/
IPv6 address
4. Press Enter on the keyboard or click Refresh button to refresh the webpage.
For example:
NOTE:
► If you have a Secondary HTTP port (the default value is 8080), you can also link to the webpage
in the following address format: (Please refer to HTTP streaming on page 58 for detailed
information.)
http://[2001:0c08:2500:0002:0202:d1ff:fe04:65f4]/:8080
IPv6 address
Secondary HTTP port
► If you choose PPPoE as the Network Type, the [PPP0 address] will be displayed in the IPv6
information column as shown below.
Manually setup the IP address: Select this option to manually set up IPv6 settings if your network
environment does not have DHCPv6 server and router advertisements-enabled routers.
If you check this item, the following blanks will be displayed for you to enter the corresponding
information:
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Port
HTTPS port: By default, the HTTPS port is set to 443. It can also be assigned to another port
number between 1025 and 65535.
FTP port: The FTP server allows the user to save recorded video clips. You can utilize VIVOTEK's
Installation Wizard 2 to upgrade the firmware via FTP server. By default, the FTP port is set to 21.
It also can be assigned to another port number between 1025 and 65535.
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Network > Streaming protocols
Advanced Mode
HTTP streaming
To utilize HTTP authentication, make sure that your have set a password for the Network Camera
first; please refer to Security > User account on page 67 for details.
Authentication: Depending on your network security requirements, the Network Camera provides
two types of security settings for an HTTP transaction: basic and digest.
If basic authentication is selected, the password is sent in plain text format and there can be
potential risks of being intercepted. If digest authentication is selected, user credentials are
encrypted using MD5 algorithm and thus provide better protection against unauthorized accesses.
HTTP port / Secondary HTTP port: By default, the HTTP port is set to 80 and the secondary HTTP
port is set to 8080. They can also be assigned to another port number between 1025 and 65535. If
the ports are incorrectly assigned, the following warning messages will be displayed:
To access the Network Camera on the LAN, both the HTTP port and secondary HTTP port can
be used to access the Network Camera. For example, when the HTTP port is set to 80 and the
secondary HTTP port is set to 8080, refer to the list below for the Network Camera’s IP address.
On the LAN
http://192.168.4.160 or
http://192.168.4.160:8080
Access name for stream #1 ~ #5: This Network camera supports multiple streams simultaneously.
The access name is used to differentiate the streaming source. Users can click Media > Video >
Stream settings to set up the video quality of linked streams. For more information about how to
set up the video quality, please refer to Stream settings on page 47.
When using Mozilla Firefox or Netscape to access the Network Camera and the video mode is
set to JPEG, users will receive video comprised of continuous JPEG images. This technology,
known as “server push”, allows the Network Camera to feed live pictures to Mozilla Firefox and
Netscape.
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URL command -- http://<ip address>:<http port>/<access name for a specific stream>
For example, when the Access name for stream 2 is set to video2.mjpg:
1. Launch Mozilla Firefox or Netscape.
2. Type the above URL command in the address bar. Press Enter.
3. The JPEG images will be displayed in your web browser.
http://192.168.5.151/video2.mjpg
NOTENOTE:
► Microsoft ® Internet Explorer does not support server push technology; therefore, you will not be
able to access the camera using the http://<ip address>:<http port>/<access name for a specific
stream > command.
► Users can only use URL commands to request the stream 5. For more information about URL
commands, please refer to page 108.
RTSP Streaming
To utilize RTSP streaming authentication, make sure that you have set a password for controlling
the access to video stream first. Please refer to Security > User account on page 67 for details.
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Authentication: Depending on your network security requirements, the Network Camera provides
three types of security settings for streaming via RTSP protocol: disable, basic, and digest.
If basic authentication is selected, the password is sent in plain text format, but there can be
potential risks of it being intercepted. If digest authentication is selected, user credentials are
encrypted using MD5 algorithm, thus providing better protection against unauthorized access.
The availability of the RTSP streaming for the three authentication modes is listed in the following
table:
Quick Time player
VLC
Disable
Basic
Digest
O
O
O
O
O
X
Access name for stream #1 ~ #5: This Network camera supports multiple streams simultaneously.
The access name is used to differentiate the streaming source. In this way, streams of different
qualities can suffice different purposes.
If you want to use an RTSP player to access the Network Camera, you have to set the video mode
to H.264 / MPEG-4 and use the following RTSP URL command to request transmission of the
streaming data.
rtsp://<ip address>:<rtsp port>/<access name for a specific stream>
For example, when the access name for stream 1 is set to live.sdp:
1. Launch an RTSP player.
2. Choose File > Open URL. A URL dialog box will pop up.
3. Type the above URL command in the text box.
4. The live video will be displayed in your player as shown
below.
Video 16:38:01 2012/01/25
rtsp://192.168.5.151:554/live.sdp
RTSP port /RTP port for video, audio/ RTCP port for video, audio
■ RTSP (Real-Time Streaming Protocol) controls the delivery of streaming media. By default, the
port number is set to 554.
■ The RTP (Real-time Transport Protocol) is used to deliver video data to the clients. By default,
the RTP port for video is set to 5556 and the RTP port for audio is set to 5558.
■ The RTCP (Real-time Transport Control Protocol) allows the Network Camera to transmit the
data by monitoring the Internet traffic volume. By default, the RTCP port for video is set to 5557
and the RTCP port for audio is set to 5559.
The port numbers can be changed to values between 1025 and 65535. The RTP port must be
an even number and the RTCP port is the RTP port number plus one, and thus is always an odd
number. When the RTP port changes, the RTCP port will change accordingly.
If the RTP ports are incorrectly assigned,
the following warning message will be displayed:
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Multicast settings for stream 1, 2, 3, and 4: Click the items to display the detailed configuration
information. Select the Always multicast option to enable multicast for stream 1 or 2.
Unicast video transmission delivers a stream through point-to-point transmission; multicast, on the
other hand, sends a stream to the multicast group address and allows multiple clients to acquire
the stream at the same time by requesting a copy from the multicast group address. Therefore,
enabling multicast can effectively save Internet bandwith.
The ports can be changed to values between 1025 and 65535. The multicast RTP port must be an
even number and the multicast RTCP port number is the multicast RTP port number plus one, and
thus is always odd. When the multicast RTP port changes, the multicast RTCP port will change
accordingly.
If the multicast RTP video ports are incorrectly assigned, the following warning message will be
displayed:
Multicast TTL [1~255]: The multicast TTL (Time To Live) is the value that tells the router the range
a packet can be forwarded.
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Network > DDNS
This section explains how to configure the dynamic domain name service for the Network
Camera. DDNS is a service that allows your Network Camera, especially when assigned
with a dynamic IP address, to have a fixed host and domain name.
DDNS: Dynamic domain name service
Enable DDNS: Select this option to enable the DDNS setting.
Provider: Select a DDNS provider from the provider drop-down list.
VIVOTEK offers Safe100.net, a free dynamic domain name service, to VIVOTEK customers. It
is recommended that you register Safe100.net to access VIVOTEK’s Network Cameras from the
Internet. Additionally, we offer other DDNS providers, such as Dyndns.org(Dynamic), Dyndns.
org(Custom), TZO.com, DHS.org, CustomSafe100, dyn-interfree.it.
Note that before utilizing this function, please apply for a dynamic domain account first.
■ Safe100.net
1. In the DDNS column, select Safe100.net from the drop-down list. Click I accept after reviewing
the terms of the Service Agreement.
2. In the Register column, fill in the Host name (xxxx.safe100.net), Email, Key, and Confirm Key,
and click Register. After a host name has been successfully created, a success message will
be displayed in the DDNS Registration Result column.
[Register] Successfully Your account information has
been mailed to registered e-mail address
3. Click Copy and all the registered information will automatically be uploaded to the corresponding
fields in the DDNS column at the top of the page as seen in the picture.
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[Register] Successfully Your account information has
been mailed to registered e-mail address
4. Select Enable DDNS and click Save to enable the setting.
■ CustomSafe100
VIVOTEK offers documents to establish a CustomSafe100 DDNS server for distributors and
system integrators. You can use CustomSafe100 to register a dynamic domain name if your
distributor or system integrators offer such services.
1. In the DDNS column, select CustomSafe100 from the drop-down list.
2. In the Register column, fill in the Host name, Email, Key, and Confirm Key; then click Register.
After a host name has been successfully created, you will see a success message in the DDNS
Registration Result column.
3. Click Copy and all for the registered information will be uploaded to the corresponding fields in
the DDNS column.
4. Select Enable DDNS and click Save to enable the setting.
Forget key: Click this button if you have forgotten the key to Safe100.net or CustomSafe100. Your
account information will be sent to your email address.
Refer to the following links to apply for a dynamic domain account when selecting other
DDNS providers:
■ Dyndns.org(Dynamic) / Dyndns.org(Custom): visit http://www.dyndns.com/
■ TZO.com: visit http://www.tzo.com/
■ DHS.org: visit http://www.dhs.org/
■ dyn-interfree.it: visit http://dyn-interfree.it/
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Network > QoS (Quality of Service)
Advanced Mode
Quality of Service refers to a resource reservation control mechanism, which guarantees the quality
to different services on the network. Quality of service guarantees are important if the network
capacity is insufficient, especially for real-time streaming of multimedia applications. Quality can be
defined as, for instance, a maintained level of bit rate, low latency, no packet dropping, etc.
The following are the main benefits of a QoS-aware network:
■ The ability to prioritize traffic and guarantee a certain level of performance to the data flow.
■ The ability to control the amount of bandwidth each application may use, and thus provide higher
reliability and stability on the network.
Requirements for QoS
To utilize QoS in a network environment, the following requirements must be met:
■ All network switches and routers in the network must include support for QoS.
■ The network video devices used in the network must be QoS-enabled.
QoS models
CoS (the VLAN 802.1p model)
IEEE802.1p defines a QoS model at OSI Layer 2 (Data Link Layer), which is called CoS, Class of
Service. It adds a 3-bit value to the VLAN MAC header, which indicates the frame priority level from
0 (lowest) to 7 (highest). The priority is set up on the network switches, which then use different
queuing disciplines to forward the packets.
Below is the setting column for CoS. Enter the VLAN ID of your switch (0~4095) and choose the
priority for each application (0~7).
If you assign Video the highest level, the switch will handle video packets first.
NOTE:
► A VLAN-capable wwitch (802.1p) is required. The web browsing may fail if the CoS setting is
incorrect.
► Class of Service technologies do not guarantee a level of service in terms of bandwidth and
delivery time; they offer a "best-effort." Users can think of CoS as "coarsely-grained" traffic
control and QoS as "finely-grained" traffic control.
► Although CoS is simple to manage, it lacks scalability and does not offer end-to-end guarantees
since it is based on L2 protocol.
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QoS/DSCP (the DiffServ model)
DSCP-ECN defines QoS at Layer 3 (Network Layer). The Differentiated Services (DiffServ) model
is based on packet marking and router queuing disciplines. The marking is done by adding a field
to the IP header, called the DSCP (Differentiated Services Codepoint). This is a 6-bit field that
provides 64 different class IDs. It gives an indication of how a given packet is to be forwarded,
known as the Per Hop Behavior (PHB). The PHB describes a particular service level in terms of
bandwidth, queueing theory, and dropping (discarding the packet) decisions. Routers at each
network node classify packets according to their DSCP value and give them a particular forwarding
treatment; for example, how much bandwidth to reserve for it.
Below are the configuration options of DSCP (DiffServ Codepoint). Specify the DSCP value for
each application (0~63).
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Network > SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol)
Advanced Mode
This section explains how to use the SNMP on the network camera. The Simple Network
Management Protocol is an application layer protocol that facilitates the exchange of
management information between network devices. It helps network administrators to
remotely manage network devices and find, solve network problems with ease.
■ The SNMP consists of the following three key components:
1. Manager: Network-management station (NMS), a server which executes applications that
monitor and control managed devices.
2. Agent: A network-management software module on a managed device which transfers the status
of managed devices to the NMS.
3. Managed device: A network node on a managed network. For example: routers, switches,
bridges, hubs, computer hosts, printers, IP telephones, network cameras, web server, and
database.
Before configuring SNMP settings on the this page, please enable your NMS first.
SNMP Configuration
Enable SNMPv1, SNMPv2c
Select this option and enter the names of Read/Write community and Read Only community
according to your NMS settings.
Enable SNMPv3
This option contains cryptographic security, a higher security level, which allows you to set the
Authentication password and the Encryption password.
■ Security name: According to your NMS settings, choose Read/Write or Read Only and enter the
community name.
■ Authentication type: Select MD5 or SHA as the authentication method.
■ Authentication password: Enter the password for authentication (at least 8 characters).
■ Encryption password: Enter a password for encryption (at least 8 characters).
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Security > User Account
This section explains how to enable password protection and create multiple accounts.
Root Password
The administrator account name is “root”, which is permanent and can not be deleted. If you
want to add more accounts in the Manage User column, please apply the password for the “root”
account first.
1. Type the password identically in both text boxes, then click Save to enable password protection.
2. A window will be prompted for authentication; type the correct user’s name and password in their
respective fields to access the Network Camera.
Privilege Management Advanced Mode
PTZ control: You can modify the management privilege for operators or viewers. Select or deselect
the checkboxes, then click Save to enable the settings. If you give Viewers the privilege, Operators
will also have the ability to control the Network Camera through the main page. (Please refer to
Configuration on page 29).
Allow anonymous viewing: If you check this item, any client can access the live stream without
entering a User ID and Password.
Account Management
Administrators can create up to 20 user accounts.
1. Input the new user’s name and password.
2. Select the privilege level for the new user account. Click Add to enable the setting.
Access rights are sorted by user privilege (Administrator, Operator, and Viewer). Only
administrators can access the Configuration page. Although operators cannot access the
Configuration page, they can use the URL Commands to get and set the value of parameters. For
more information, please refer to URL Commands of the Network Camera on page 108. Viewers
can only access the main page for live viewing.
Here you also can change a user’s access rights or delete user accounts.
1. Select an existing account to modify.
2. Make necessary changes and click Update or Delete to enable the setting.
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Security > HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol over SSL)
Advanced Mode
This section explains how to enable authentication and encrypted communication over
SSL (Secure Socket Layer). It helps protect streaming data transmission over the Internet
on higher security level.
Create and Install Certificate Method
Before using HTTPS for communication with the Network Camera, a Certificate must be created
first. There are three ways to create and install a certificate:
Create self-signed certificate
1. Select this option from a pull-down menu.
2. In the first column, select Enable HTTPS secure connection, then select a connection option:
“HTTP & HTTPS” or “HTTPS only”.
3. Click Create certificate to generate a certificate.
4. The Certificate Information will automatically be displayed as shown below. You can click Certificate properties to view detailed information about the certificate.
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5. Click Home to return to the main page. Change the address from “http://” to “https://“ in the address bar and press Enter on your keyboard. Some Security Alert dialogs will pop up. Click OK
or Yes to enable HTTPS.
https://
https://192.168.5.151/index.html
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Create certificate and install : Select this option if you want to create a certificate from a
certification authority.
1. Select this option from a method pull-down menu.
2. Click Create certificate to generate the certificate.
3. The following information will appear in a pop-up window after clicking Create. If you see
the following Information bar, click OK and click on the Information bar at the top of the
page to allow pop-ups.
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4. The Certificate Information will automatically be displayed in the third column as shown below.
You can click Property to see detailed information about the certificate.
5. Copy the contents of the Certificate request (in PEM format). Use the contents to apply for a
3rd-party certification authority such as Symantec VeriSign. Wait for the certificate authority to
issue an SSL certificate; click Browse to search for the issued certificate, and then click Upload
to finish the process.
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NOTENOTE:
► How do I cancel the HTTPS settings?
1. Click on the Remove certificate button.
2. If you are currently running a secure connection The webpage will redirect to a non-HTTPS
page automatically.
Enable HTTPS
Check this item to enable HTTPS communication, then select a connection option: "HTTP &
HTTPS" or "HTTPS only". Note that you have to create and install a certificate first before clicking
the Save button.
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Security > Access List
Advanced Mode
This section explains how to control access permission by verifying the client PC’s IP
address.
General Settings
Maximum number of concurrent streaming connection(s) limited to: Simultaneous live viewing for
1~10 clients (including stream 1 to stream 3). The default value is 10. If you modify the value and
click Save, all current connections will be disconnected and automatically attempt to re-link (IE
Explorer or Quick Time Player).
Connection Management: Click this button to display the connection status window showing a list
of the current connections. For example:
Note that only consoles that are currently displaying live streaming will be listed in the Connection
Management window.
■ IP address: Current connections to the Network Camera.
■ Elapsed time: How much time the client has been at the webpage.
■ User ID: If the administrator has set a password for the webpage, the clients have to enter a
user name and password to access the live video. The user name will be displayed in the User
ID column. If the administrator allows clients to link to the webpage without a user name and
password, the User ID column will be empty.
There are some situations that allow clients access to the live video without a user name and
password:
1. The administrator does not set up a root password. For more information about how to set up
a root password and manage user accounts, please refer to Security > User account on page
67.
2. The administrator has set up a root password, but set RTSP Authentication to “disable“. For
more information about RTSP Authentication, please refer to RTSP Streaming on page 59.
3. The administrator has set up a root password, but allows anonymous viewing. For more
information about Allow Anonymous Viewing, please refer to page 67.
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■ Refresh: Click this button to refresh all current connections.
■ Add to deny list: You can select entries from the Connection Status list and add them to the
Deny List to deny access. Please note that those checked connections will only be disconnected
temporarily and will automatically try to re-link again (IE Explore or Quick Time Player). If you
want to enable the denied list, please check Enable access list filtering and click Save in the
first column.
■ Disconnect: If you want to break off the current connections, please select them and click this
button. Please note that those checked connections will only be disconnected temporarily and
will automatically try to re-link again (IE Explore or Quick Time Player).
Filter
Enable access list filtering: Check this item and click Save if you want to enable the access list
filtering function.
Filter type: Select Allow or Deny as the filter type. If you choose Allow Type, only those clients
whose IP addresses are on the Access List below can access the Network Camera, and the others
cannot. On the contrary, if you choose Deny Type, those clients whose IP addresses are on the
Access List below will not be allowed to access the Network Camera, and the others can.
Then you can Add a rule to the following Access List. Please note that the IPv6 access list column
will not be displayed unless you enable IPv6 on the Network page. For more information about
IPv6 Settings, please refer to Network > General settings on page 51 for detailed information.
If IPv6 filter list is preferred, you will be prompted by the following window. Enter the IPv6 address
and the two-digit prefix length to specify the range of IP addresses in your configuration.
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There are three types of filter rules:
Single: This rule allows the user to add an IP address to the Allowed/Denied list.
For example:
192.168.2.1
Network: This rule allows the user to assign a network address and corresponding subnet mask to
the Allow/Deny List. The address and network mask are written in CIDR format.
For example:
IP address range 192.168.2.x will be bolcked.
Range: This rule allows the user to assign a range of IP addresses to the Allow/Deny List.
Note: This rule only applies to IPv4 addresses.
For example:
Administrator IP address
Always allow the IP address to access this device: You can check this item and add the
Administrator’s IP address in this field to make sure the Administrator can always connect to the
device.
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Security > IEEE 802.1X
Advanced Mode
Enable this function if your network environment uses IEEE 802.1x, which is a port-based network
access control. The network devices, intermediary switch/access point/hub, and RADIUS server
must support and enable 802.1x settings.
The 802.1x standard is designed to enhance the security of local area networks, which provides
authentication to network devices (clients) attached to a network port (wired or wireless). If all
certificates between client and server are verified, a point-to-point connection will be enabled; if
authentication fails, access on that port will be prohibited. 802.1x utilizes an existing protocol, the
Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP), to facilitate communication.
■ The components of a protected network with 802.1x authentication:
Supplicant
(Network Camera)
Authenticator
(Network Switch)
Authentication Server
(RADIUS Server)
1. Supplicant: A client end user (camera), which requests authentication.
2. Authenticator (an access point or a switch): A “go between” which restricts unauthorized end
users from communicating with the authentication server.
3. Authentication server (usually a RADIUS server): Checks the client certificate and decides
whether to accept the end user’s access request.
■ VIVOTEK Network Cameras support two types of EAP methods to perform authentication: EAPPEAP and EAP-TLS.
Please follow the steps below to enable 802.1x settings:
1. Before connecting the Network Camera to the protected network with 802.1x, please apply
a digital certificate from a Certificate Authority (i.e., your network administrator) which can be
validated by a RADIUS server.
2. Connect the Network Camera to a PC or notebook outside of the protected LAN. Open the
configuration page of the Network Camera as shown below. Select EAP-PEAP or EAP-TLS as
the EAP authentication method. In the following blanks, enter your ID and password issued by
the CA, then upload related certificate(s).
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3. When all settings are complete, move the Network Camera to the protected LAN by connecting
it to an 802.1x enabled switch. The devices will then start the authentication automatically.
NOTE:
► The authentication process for 802.1x:
1. The Certificate Authority (CA) provides the required signed certificates to the Network Camera
(the supplicant) and the RADIUS Server (the authentication server).
2. A Network Camera requests access to the protected LAN using 802.1X via a switch (the
authenticator). The client offers its identity and client certificate, which is then forwarded by the
switch to the RADIUS Server, which uses an algorithm to authenticate the Network Camera and
returns an acceptance or rejection back to the switch.
3. The switch also forwards the RADIUS Server’s certificate to the Network Camera.
4. Assuming all certificates are validated, the switch then changes the Network Camera’s state to
authorized and is allowed access to the protected network via a pre-configured port.
1
Certificate
Certificate Authority
(CA)
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Network Switch
3
RADIUS Server
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PTZ > PTZ settings
Advanced Mode
This section explains how to control the Network Camera’s Pan/Tilt/Zoom operation.
Digital PTZ Operation (E-PTZ Operation)
The e-PTZ control settings section will be displayed as shown below:
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Select Stream: Select a video stream to set up the e-PTZ control. Please note that each stream can
possess its own preset and patrol settings. For detailed information about how to set up preset and patrol
settings, please refer to page 78.
Auto pan/patrol speed: Select the speed from 1~5 (slow/fast) to set up the Auto pan/patrol speed control.
When completed with the e-PTZ settings, click Save to enable the settings on this page.
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■ The e-Preset Positions will also be displayed on the home page. Select one from the drop-down
list, and the Network Camera will move to the selected position.
■ If you have set up different preset positions for different streams, you can select one of the video
streams to display its separate preset positions.
Global View
In addition to using the e-PTZ control panel, you can also use the mouse to drag or resize the
floating frame to pan/tilt/zoom the viewing region. The live view window will also move to the
viewing region accordingly.
Moving Instantly
If you check this item, the live view window will switch to the new viewing region instantly after you
move the floating frame.
Click on Image
The e-PTZ function also supports “Click on Image“. When you click on any point of the Global View
Window or Live View Window, the viewing region will also move to that point.
Note that the ”Click on Image” function only applies when you have configured a smaller “Region
of Interest” out of the maximum output frame: e.g., a 640x400 region from the camera’s 1280x800
maximum frame size.
Patrol button: Click this button, then the Network Camera will patrol continuously along the preset
positions.
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Patrol settings
You can select some preset positions for the Network Camera to patrol.
Please follow the steps below to set up a patrol schedule:
1. Select the preset locations on the list, and click
.
2. The selected preset locations will be displayed on the Patrol locations list.
3. Set the Dwelling time for the live view to stay on a preset location during an auto patrol.
4. If you want to delete a preset location from the Patrol locations list, select it and click Remove.
5. Select a location and click
to rearrange the patrol order.
6. Select patrol locations you want to save in the list and click Save to enable the patrol settings.
7. To implement the patrol schedule, please go to homepage and click on the Patrol button. Please refer
to the next page.
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2
3
1
4
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NOTE:
NOTE
► The Preset Positions will also be displayed on the home page. Select one from the Go to drop-down
list, and the Network Camera will move to the selected position.
► Click Patrol: The Network Camera will patrol along the selected positions repeatedly. Please refer to
page 80 to see more details.
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Event > Event settings
Advanced Mode
This section explains how to configure the Network Camera to responds to particular situations
(event). A typical application is that when a motion is detected, the Network Camera sends
buffered images to an FTP server or e-mail address as notifications. Click on Help, there is
an illustration shown in the pop-up window explaining that an event can be triggered by many
sources, such as motion detection or external digital input devices. When an event is triggered,
you can specify what type of action that will be performed. You can configure the Network
Camera to send snapshots or videos to your email address or FTP site.
Event
To set an event with recorded video or snapshots, it is necessary to configure the server and media
settings so that the Network Camera will know what action to take (such as which server to send the
media files to) when a trigger is activated. An event is an action initiated by a user-defined trigger source.
In the Event column, click Add to open the event settings window. Here you can arrange three elements
-- Schedule, Trigger, and Action to set an event. A total of 3 event settings can be configured.
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■ Event name: Enter a name for the event setting.
■ Enable this event: Select this option to enable the event setting.
■ Priority: Select the relative importance of this event (High, Normal, or Low). Events with a higher
priority setting will be executed first.
■ Detect next event after seconds: Enter the duration in seconds to pause motion detection after
a motion is detected. This can prevent event-related actions to be too frequently performed.
1. Schedule
Specify the period of them during which the event trigger will take place. Please select the days of the
week and the time in a day (in 24-hr time format) for the event triggering schedule.
2. Trigger
This is the cause or stimulus which defines when to trigger the Network Camera. The trigger source can
be configured to use the Network Camera’s built-in motion detection mechanism or external digital input
devices.
There are several choices of trigger sources as shown on next page. Select the item to display the
detailed configuration options.
■ Video motion detection
This option makes use of the built-in motion detection mechanism as a trigger source. To enable this
function, you need to configure a Motion Detection Window first. For more information, please refer to
Motion Detection on page 95 for details.
■ Periodically
This option allows the Network Camera to trigger periodically for every other defined minute. Up to 999
minutes are allowed.
■ Digital input
This option allows the Network Camera to use an external digital input device or sensor as a trigger
source. Depending on your application, there are many choices of digital input devices on the market
which helps to detect changes in temperature, vibration, sound, and light, etc.
■ System boot
This option triggers the Network Camera when the power to the Network Camera is disconnected.
■ Recording notify
This option allows the Network Camera to trigger when the recording disk is full or when recording
starts to rewrite older data.
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■ Camera tampering detection
This option allows the Network Camera to trigger when the camera detects that is is being tampered
with. To enable this function, you need to configure the Tampering Detection option first. Please refer
to page 98 for detailed information.
■ Manual Trigger
This option allows users to enable event triggers manually by clicking the on/off button on the
homepage. Please configure 1 to 3 associated events before using this function.
3. Action
Define the actions to be performed by the Network Camera when a trigger is activated.
■ Backup media if the network is disconnected
Select this option to backup media file on SD card if the network is disconnected. This function will only
be displayed after you set up a network storage (NAS).
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Add server
To set an event with recorded video or snapshots, it is necessary to configure the server and media
settings so that the Network Camera will know what action to take (such as which server to send the
media files to) when a trigger is activated. Click Add server to open the server setting window. You can
specify where the notification messages are sent when a trigger is activated. A total of 5 server settings
can be configured.
There are four choices of server types available: Email, FTP, HTTP, and Network storage. Select the item
to display the detailed configuration options. You can configure either one or all of them.
Server type - Email
Select to send the media files via email when a trigger is activated.
■ Server name: Enter a name for the server setting.
■ Sender email address: Enter the email address of the sender.
■ Recipient email address: Enter the email address of the recipient.
■ Server address: Enter the domain name or IP address of the email server.
■ User name: Enter the user name of the email account if necessary.
■ Password: Enter the password of the email account if necessary.
■ Server port: The default mail server port is set to 25. You can also manually set another port.
If your SMTP server requires a secure connection (SSL), select This server requires a secure
connection (SSL).
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To verify if the email settings are correctly configured, click Test. The result will be shown in a pop-up
window. If successful, you will also receive an email indicating the result.
Click Save server to enable the settings.
Note that after you set up the first event server, the new event server will automatically display on the
Server list. If you wish to add other server options, click Add server.
Server type - FTP
Select to send the media files to an FTP server when a trigger is activated.
■ Server name: Enter a name for the server setting.
■ Server address: Enter the domain name or IP address of the FTP server.
■ Server port: By default, the FTP server port is set to 21. It can also be assigned to another port number
between 1025 and 65535.
■ User name: Enter the login name of the FTP account.
■ Password: Enter the password of the FTP account.
■ FTP folder name
Enter the folder where the media file will be placed. If the folder name does not exist, the Network
Camera will automatically create one on the FTP server.
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■ Passive mode
Most firewalls do not accept new connections initiated from external requests. If the FTP server
supports passive mode, select this option to enable passive mode FTP and allow data transmission to
pass through the firewall. The firmware default has the Passive mode checkbox selected.
To verify if the FTP settings are correctly configured, click Test. The result will be shown in a pop-up
window as shown below. If successful, you will also receive a test.txt file on the FTP server.
Click Save server to enable the settings.
Server type - HTTP
Select to send the media files to an HTTP server when a trigger is activated.
■ Server name: Enter a name for the server setting.
■ URL: Enter the URL of the HTTP server.
■ User name: Enter the user name if necessary.
■ Password: Enter the password if necessary.
To verify if the HTTP settings are correctly configured, click Test. The result will be shown in a pop-up
window as below. If successful, you will receive a test.txt file on the HTTP server.
Click Save server to enable the settings.
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Network storage:
Select to send the media files to a network storage location when a trigger is activated. Please refer to
NAS server on page 102 for details.
Click Save server to enable the settings.
■ SD Test: Click to test your SD card. The system will display a message indicating success or failure. If
you want to use your SD card for local storage, please format it before use. Please refer to page 90 for
detailed information.
■ View: Click this button to open a file list window. This function is only for SD card and Network Storage.
If you click the View button of SD card, a Local storage page will pop up for you to manage recorded
files on SD card. For more information about Local storage, please refer to page 104. If you click the
View button of Network storage, a file directory window will prompt for you to view recorded data on
Network storage. For detailed illustration, please refer to the next page.
■ Create folders by date, time, and hour automatically: If you check this item, the system will generate
folders automatically by the date when video footages are stored onto the networked storage.
The following is an example of a file destination with video clips:
20100820
20100821
The format is: YYYYMMDD
Click to open the directory
20100822
Click to delete all recorded data
Click to delete selected items
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Click 20110220 to open the directory:
The format is: HH (24r)
Click to open the file list for that hour
2011/02/20
2011/02/20
Click to go back to the previous
level of the directory
Click to delete
selected items
Click to delete all
recorded data
2011/02/20
2011/02/20
The format is: File name prefix + Minute (mm)
You can set up the file name prefix on the Add media page.
Please refer to next page for detailed information.
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Add media
Click Add media to open the media setting window. You can specify the type of media that will be
sent when a trigger is activated. A total of 5 media settings can be configured. There are three choices
of media types available: Snapshot, Video Clip, and System log. Select the item to display the detailed
configuration options. You can configure one or all of them.
Media type - Snapshot
Select to send snapshots when a trigger is activated.
■ Media name: Enter a name for the media setting.
■ Source: Select to take snapshots from any of the video streams.
■ Send
pre-event images
The Network Camera has a buffer area; it temporarily holds data up to a certain limit. Enter a number
to decide how many images to capture before a trigger is activated. Up to 7 images can be generated.
■ Send post-event images
Enter a number to decide how many images to capture after a trigger is activated. Up to 7 images can
be generated.
For example, if both the Send pre-event images and Send post-event images are set to 7, a total of 15
images are generated after a trigger is activated.
1 pic.
2 pic.
3 pic.
4 pic.
5 pic.
6 pic.
7 pic.
8 pic.
9 pic.
10 pic.
11 pic. 10 pic.
12 pic. 13 pic.
Trigger Activation
■ File name prefix
Enter the text that will be appended to the front of the file name.
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■ Add date and time suffix to the file name
Select this option to add a date/time suffix to the file name.
For example:
Snapshot_20101213_100341
File name prefix Date and time suffix
The format is: YYYYMMDD_HHMMSS
Click Save media to enable the settings.
To note that after you set up the first media server, a new column for media server will automatically
show up on the Media list. If you wish to add more other media options, click Add media.
Media type - Video clip
Select to send video clips when a trigger is activated.
■ Media name: Enter a name for the media setting.
■ Source: Select the source of video clip.
■ Pre-event recording
The Network Camera has a buffer area; it temporarily holds data up to a certain limit. Enter a number
to decide the duration of recording before a trigger is activated. Up to 9 seconds can be set.
■ Maximum duration
Specify the maximum recording duration in seconds. Up to 10 seconds can be set.
For example, if pre-event recording is set to five seconds and the maximum duration is set to ten
seconds, the Network Camera continues to record for another 4 seconds after a trigger is activated.
1 sec.
2 sec.
3 sec.
4 sec.
5 sec.
6 sec.
7 sec.
8 sec.
9 sec.
10 sec.
Trigger Activation
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■ Maximum file size
Specify the maximum file size allowed.
■ File name prefix
Enter the text that will be appended to the front of the file name.
For example:
Video_20101213_100341
File name prefix Date and time suffix
The format is: YYYYMMDD_HHMMSS
Click Save media to enable the settings.
Media type - System log
Select to send a system log when a trigger is activated.
Click Save media to enable the settings, then click Close to exit the page.
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In the Event settings column, the Servers and Medias you configured will be listed; please make sure the
Event -> Status is indicated as ON, in order to enable the event triggering action.
When completed, click Save event to enable the settings and click Close to exit Event Settings page.
The new Event / Server settings / Media will appear in the event drop-down list on the Event setting
page.
Please see the example of the Event setting page below:
When the Event Status is ON, once an event is triggered; for example, by motion detection, the Network
Camera will automatically send snapshots via e-mail.
If you want to stop the event trigger, you can click ON to turn it to OFF status or click Delete to remove
the event setting.
To remove a server setting from the list, select a server name from the drop-down list and click Delete.
Note that you can only delete a server setting when it is not applied to an event setting.
To remove a media setting from the list, select a media name from the drop-down list and click Delete.
Note that you can only delete a media setting when it is not applied to an event setting.
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Customized Script
This function allows you to upload a sample script (.xml file) to the webpage, which will save your time on
configuring the settings. Please note that there is a limited number of customized scripts you can upload;
if the current amount of customized scripts has reached the limit, an alert message will prompt. If you
need more information, please contact VIVOTEK technical support.
Click to upload a file
Click to modify the
script online
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Applications > Motion detection
This section explains how to configure the Network Camera to enable motion detection. A total
of three motion detection windows can be configured.
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Motion Detection Setting 1:
For normal situations
Follow the steps below to enable motion detection:
Follow the steps below to enable motion detection:
Motion Detection Setting 2:
For special situations
1. Click New to add a new motion detection window.
2. In the Window Name text box, enter a name for the motion detection window.
■ To move and resize the window, drag and drop your mouse on the window.
■ To delete a window, click X on the upper right corner of the window.
3. Define the sensitivity to moving objects and the space ratio of all alerted pixels by moving the
Sensitivity and Percentage slider bar.
4. Click Save to enable the settings.
5. Select Enable motion detection to enable this function.
For example:
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window
The Percentage Indicator will rise or fall depending on the variation between sequential images. When
motions are detected by the Network Camera and are judged to exceed the defined threshold, the
red bar rises. Meanwhile, the motion detection window will be outlined in red. Photos or videos can be
captured instantly and configured to be sent to a remote server (Email, FTP) by utilizing this feature as a
trigger source. For more information on how to set an event, please refer to Event settings on page 82.
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A green bar indicates that even though motions have been detected, the event has not been triggered
because the image variations still fall under the defined threshold.
Percentage = 30%
If you want to configure a motion detection setting for a different scenario, please click Profile to open
the Motion Detection Profile Settings page as shown below. A total of three motion detection windows
can also be configured on this page.
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Please follow the steps beolw to set up a profile:
1. Create a new motion detection window.
2. Check Enable this profile.
3. Select the applicable schedule for the current setting. Please manually enter a range of time during
which the configuration will take effect.
4. Click Save to enable the settings and click Close to exit the page.
This motion detection window will also be displayed on the Event Settings page. You can go to Event
> Event settings > Trigger to choose Motion Detection as a trigger source. Please refer to page 100 for
detailed information.
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NOTE NOTE:
► How does motion detection work?
A
C
B
D
There are two motion detection parameters: Sensitivity and Percentage. In the illustration above,
frame A and frame B are two sequential images. Pixel differences between the two frames are
detected and highlighted in gray (frame C) and will be compared with the sensitivity setting. Sensitivity
is a value that expresses the sensitivity to moving objects. Higher sensitivity settings are expected to
detect slight movements while smaller sensitivity settings will neglect them. When the sensitivity is set
to 70%, the Network Camera defines the pixels in the purple areas as “alerted pixels” (frame D).
Percentage is a value that expresses the proportion of “alerted pixels” to all pixels in the motion
detection window. In this case, 50% of pixels are identified as “alerted pixels”. When the percentage is
set to 30%, the motions are judged to exceed the defined threshold; therefore, the motion window will
be outlined in red.
For applications that require a high level of security management, it is suggested to use higher
sensitivity settings and smaller percentage values.
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Applications > DI and DO
Advanced Mode
Connect a Digital Input device to the camera's terminal block, the camera will automatically
detect the current connection state as pulled-high or pulled-low. You may then define the
triggering condition.
Digital input: Select High or Low to define the "Normal status" for the digital input. The Network
Camera will report the current status.
Applications > Tampering detection
This section explains how to set up camera tamper detection. With tamper detection, the
camera is capable of detecting incidents such as redirection, blocking or defocusing, or even
spray paint.
Please follow the steps below to set up the camera tamper detection function:
1. Check Enable camera tampering detection.
2. Enter the tamper trigger duration. (10 sec. ~ 10 min.) The tamper alarm will be triggered only
when the tampering factor (the difference between current frame and pre-saved background)
exceeds the trigger threshold.
3. Set up the event source as Camera Tampering Detection on Event > Event settings >
Trigger. Please refer to page 100 for detailed information.
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Recording > Recording settings
Advanced Mode
This section explains how to configure the recording settings for the Network Camera.
Recording Settings
Insert your SD card and click here to test
NOTE NOTE:
► Please remember to format your SD card when using it for the first time. Please refer to page 104 for
detailed information.
Recording Settings
Click Add to open the recording setting window. On this page, you can define the adaptive recording,
recording source, recording schedule, and recording capacity. A total of 2 recording settings can be
configured.
■ Recording name: Enter a name for the recording setting.
■ Enable this recording: Select this option to enable video recording.
■ With adaptive recording:
Select this option will activate the frame rate control according to alarm trigger.
The frame control means that when there is a triggered alarm, the frame rate will raise up to the value
you’ve set on Video quality page. Please refer to page 49 for more information.
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If you enable adaptive recording and enable time-shift cache stream on Camera A, only when an event
is triggered on Camera A will the server record the full frame rate streaming data; otherwise, it will only
request the I frame data during normal monitoring, thus effectively save lots of bandwidths and storage
space.
NOTE
NOTE:
► To enable adaptive recording, please make sure
you’ve set up the trigger source such as Motion
Detection, DI Device, or Manual Trigger.
Bandwidth
I frame ---> Full frame rate ---> I frame
► When there is no alarm trigger:
- JPEG mode: record 1 frame per second.
- H.264 mode: record I frame only.
- MPEG-4 mode: record the I frame only.
Bandwidth
Activity Adaptive Streaming
for Dynamic Frame Rate Control
► When the I frame period is >1s on Video settings
page, firmware will force decrease the I frame
period to 1s when adaptive recording is enabled.
Continuous recording
Time
The alarm trigger includes: motion detection and DI detection. Please refer to Event Settings on page 82.
■ Pre-event recording and post-event recording
The Network Camera has a buffer; it temporarily holds data up to a certain limit. Enter a number to
decide the duration of recording before and after a trigger is activated.
■ Priority: Select the relative importance of this recording (High, Normal, or Low). Recording with a higher
priority setting will be executed first.
■ Source: Select a stream as the recording source.
NOTE NOTE:
► To enable recording notification please configure Event settings first . Please refer to page 82.
Please follow the steps below to set up a recording setting.
1. Trigger
Select a trigger source.
■ Schedule: The server will start to record files on the local storage or network storage (NAS).
■ Network fail: In the event of a network failure, the server will start to record media files on the local
storage (SD card).
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2. Destination
You can select the SD card or network storage (NAS) for the recorded video files. If you have not
configured a NAS server, see details in the following.
NAS server
Click Add NAS server (if you have not configured a NAS server yet) to open the server setting window
and follow the steps below to set up:
1. Fill in the information for your server.
For example:
3
Network storage path
(\\server name or IP address\folder name)
1
2
4
User name and password for your server
2. Click Test to check the setting. The result will be shown in the pop-up window.
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If successful, you will receive a test.txt file on the network storage server.
3. Enter a server name.
4. Click Save to complete the settings and click Close to exit the page.
■ Capacity: You can choose either the entire free space available or limit the reserved space. The
recording size limit must be larger than the reserved amount for cyclic recording.
■ File name prefix: Enter the text that will be appended to the front of the file name.
■ Enable cyclic recording: If you check this item, when the maximum capacity is reached, the oldest file
will be overwritten by the latest one. The reserved amount is reserved for the transaction stage when
the storage space is about to be full and new data arrives. The minimum for the Reserved space must
be larger than 15 MBytes.
■ Recording file management: You can manually assign the Maximum duration and the Maximum
file size for each recording footage. You may need to stitch individual files together under some
circumstances, such as retrieving evidences. You may also designate a file name prefix by filling in the
responsive text field.
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f you want to enable recording notification, please click Event to configure event triggering settings.
Please refer to Event > Event settings on page 82 for more details.
When completed, select Enable this recording. Click Save to enable the setting and click Close
to exit this page. When the system begins recording, it will send the recorded files to the network
storage. The new recording name will appear in the drop-down list on the recording page as shown
below.
To remove a recording setting from the list, select a recording name from the drop-down list and
click Delete.
■ Click Video (Name): Opens the Recording Settings page to modify.
■ Click ON (Status): The Status will become OFF and stop recording.
■ Click NAS (Destination): Opens the file list of recordings as shown below. For more information
about folder naming rules, please refer to page 88 for details.
20101210
20101211
20101212
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Local storage > SD card management
Advanced Mode
This section explains how to manage the local storage on the Network Camera. Here you can
view SD card status, and implement SD card control.
SD card staus
This column shows the status and reserved space of your SD card. Please remember to format the SD
card when using for the first time.
no SD card
SD card control
■ Enable cyclic storage: Check this item if you want to enable cyclic recording. When the maximum
capacity is reached, the oldest file will be overwritten by the latest one.
■ Enable automatic disk cleanup: Check this item and enter the number of days you wish to retain a file.
For example, if you enter “7 days”, the recorded files will be stored on the SD card for 7 days.
Click Save to enable your settings.
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Local storage > Content management
Advanced Mode
This section explains how to manage the content of recorded videos on the Network Camera. Here you
can search and view the records and view the searched results.
Searching and Viewing the Records
This column allows the user to set up search criteria for recorded data. If you do not select any criteria
and click Search button, all recorded data will be listed in the Search Results column.
■ File attributes: Select one or more items as your search criteria.
■ Trigger time: Manually enter the time range you want to search.
Click Search and the recorded data corresponding to the search criteria will be listed in Search Results
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Search Results
The following is an example of search results. There are four columns: Trigger time, Media type,
Trigger type, and Locked. Click
to sort the search results in either direction.
Numbers of entries displayed
on one page
Enter a key word to filter the
search results
Highlight an item
■ View: Click on a search result which will highlight the selected item in purple as shown above.
Click the View button and a media window will pop up to play back the selected video clip.
For example:
Click to adjust the image size
■ Download: Click on a search result to highlight the selected item in purple as shown above. Then
click the Download button and a file download window will pop up for you to save the file.
■ JPEGs to AVI: This functions only applies to “JPEG“ format files such as snapshots. You can
select several snapshots from the list, then click this button. Those snapshots will be converted
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■ Lock/Unlock: Select the desired search results, then click this button. The selected items will become
Locked, which will not be deleted during cyclic recording. You can click again to unlock the selections.
For example:
Click to switch
pages
■ Remove: Select the desired search results, then click this button to delete the files.
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Appendix
URL Commands for the Network Camera
1. Overview
For some customers who already have their own web site or web control application, the Network
Camera/Video Server can be easily integrated through URL syntax. This section specifies the external
HTTP-based application programming interface. The HTTP-based camera interface provides the
functionality to request a single image, control camera functions (PTZ, output relay etc.), and get and set
internal parameter values. The image and CGI-requests are handled by the built-in Web server.
2. Style Convention
In URL syntax and in descriptions of CGI parameters, text within angle brackets denotes content that
is to be replaced with either a value or a string. When replacing the text string, the angle brackets
should also be replaced. An example of this is the description of the name for the server, denoted with
<servername> in the URL syntax description below, that is replaced with the string myserver in the URL
syntax example further down in the page.
URL syntax is denoted with the word "Syntax:" written in bold face followed by a box with the referenced
syntax as shown below. For example, name of the server is written as <servername> and is intended to
be replaced with the name of the actual server. This can either be a name, e.g., "mywebcam" or "thecam.
adomain.net" or the associated IP number for the server, e.g., 192.168.0.220.
Syntax:
http://<servername>/cgi-bin/viewer/video.jpg
Description of returned data is written with "Return:" in bold face followed by the returned data in a box. All data is
returned in HTTP format, i.e., each line is separated with a Carriage Return and Line Feed (CRLF) printed as \r\n.
Return:
HTTP/1.0 <HTTP code> <HTTP text>\r\n
URL syntax examples are written with "Example:" in bold face followed by a short description and a light grey box
with the example.
Example: request a single snapshot image
http://mywebserver/cgi-bin/viewer/video.jpg
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3. General CGI URL Syntax and Parameters
When the CGI request includes internal camera parameters, these parameters must be written exactly as
they are named in the camera or video server. The CGIs are organized in functionally-related directories
under the cgi-bin directory. The file extension .cgi is required.
Syntax:
http://<servername>/cgi-bin/<subdir>[/<subdir>...]/<cgi>.<ext>
[?<parameter>=<value>[&<parameter>=<value>...]]
Example: Set digital output #1 to active
http://mywebserver/cgi-bin/dido/setdo.cgi?do1=1
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4. Security Level
SECURITY LEVEL
SUB-DIRECTORY
DESCRIPTION
0
anonymous
Unprotected.
1 [view]
anonymous, viewer,
1. Can view, listen, talk to camera.
dido, camctrl
4 [operator]
anonymous, viewer,
dido, camctrl, operator
6 [admin]
anonymous, viewer,
dido, camctrl,
2. Can control DI/DO, PTZ of the camera.
Operator access rights can modify most of the camera’s
parameters except some privileges and network options.
Administrator access rights can fully control the camera’s
operations.
operator, admin
7
N/A
Internal parameters. Unable to be changed by any external
interfaces.
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5. Get Server Parameter Values
Note: The access right depends on the URL directory.
Method: GET/POST
Syntax:
http://<servername>/cgi-bin/anonymous/getparam.cgi?[<parameter>]
[&<parameter>…]
http://<servername>/cgi-bin/viewer/getparam.cgi?[<parameter>]
[&<parameter>…]
http://<servername>/cgi-bin/operator/getparam.cgi?[<parameter>]
[&<parameter>…]
http://<servername>/cgi-bin/admin/getparam.cgi?[<parameter>]
[&<parameter>…]
Where the <parameter> should be <group>[_<name>]. If you do not specify any parameters, all the
parameters on the server will be returned. If you specify only <group>, the parameters of the related
group will be returned.
When querying parameter values, the current parameter values are returned.
A successful control request returns parameter pairs as follows:
Return:
HTTP/1.0 200 OK\r\n
Content-Type: text/html\r\n
Context-Length: <length>\r\n
\r\n
<parameter pair>
where <parameter pair> is
<parameter>=<value>\r\n
[<parameter pair>]
<length> is the actual length of content.
Example: Request IP address and its response
Request:
http://192.168.0.123/cgi-bin/admin/getparam.cgi?network_ipaddress
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Response:
HTTP/1.0 200 OK\r\n
Content-Type: text/html\r\n
Context-Length: 33\r\n
\r\n
network_ipaddress=192.168.0.123\r\n
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6. Set Server Parameter Values
Note: The access right depends on the URL directory.
Method: GET/POST
Syntax:
http://<servername>/cgi-bin/anonymous/setparam.cgi? <parameter>=<value>
[&<parameter>=<value>…][&return=<return page>]
http://<servername>/cgi-bin/viewer/setparam.cgi? <parameter>=<value>
[&<parameter>=<value>…][&return=<return page>]
http://<servername>/cgi-bin/operator/setparam.cgi? <parameter>=<value>
[&<parameter>=<value>…][&return=<return page>]
http://<servername>/cgi-bin/admin/setparam.cgi? <parameter>=<value>
[&<parameter>=<value>…][&return=<return page>]
PARAMETER
VALUE
DESCRIPTION
<group>_<name>
value to assigned
Assign <value> to the parameter <group>_<name>.
return
<return page>
Redirect to the page <return page> after the parameter is
assigned. The <return page> can be a full URL path or relative
path according to the current path. If you omit this parameter,
it will redirect to an empty page.
(Note: The return page can be a general HTML file (.htm, .html).
It cannot be a CGI command or have any extra parameters.
This parameter must be placed at the end of the parameter
list
Return:
HTTP/1.0 200 OK\r\n
Content-Type: text/html\r\n
Context-Length: <length>\r\n
\r\n
<parameter pair>
where <parameter pair> is
<parameter>=<value>\r\n
[<parameter pair>]
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Only the parameters that you set and are readable will be returned.
Example: Set the IP address of server to 192.168.0.123:
Request:
http://myserver/cgi-bin/admin/setparam.cgi?network_ipaddress=192.168.0.123
Response:
HTTP/1.0 200 OK\r\n
Content-Type: text/html\r\n
Context-Length: 33\r\n
\r\n
network_ipaddress=192.168.0.123\r\n
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7. Available parameters on the server
This chapter defines all the parameters which can be configured or retrieved from VIVOTEK network camera
or video server. The general format of description is listed in the table below
Valid values:
VALID VALUES
DESCRIPTION
string[<n>]
Text strings shorter than ‘n’ characters. The characters “,’, <,>,& are invalid.
string[n~m]
Text strings longer than `n’ characters and shorter than `m’ characters. The
characters “,’, <,>,& are invalid.
password[<n>]
The same as string but displays ‘*’ instead.
integer
Any number between (-231 – 1) and (231 – 1).
positive integer
Any number between 0 and (232 – 1).
<m> ~ <n>
Any number between ‘m’ and ‘n’.
domain name[<n>]
A string limited to a domain name shorter than ‘n’ characters (eg.
www.ibm.com).
email address [<n>]
A string limited to an email address shorter than ‘n’ characters (eg.
joe@www.ibm.com).
ip address
A string limited to an IP address (eg. 192.168.1.1).
mac address
A string limited to contain a MAC address without hyphens or colons.
boolean
A boolean value of 1 or 0 represents [Yes or No], [True or False], [Enable or
Disable].
<value1>,
Enumeration. Only given values are valid.
<value2>,
<value3>,
…
blank
A blank string.
everything inside <>
A description
integer primary key
SQLite data type. A 32-bit signed integer. The value is assigned a unique
integer by the server.
text
SQLite data type. The value is a text string, stored using the database
encoding (UTF-8, UTF-16BE or UTF-16-LE).
coordinate
x, y coordinate (eg. 0,0)
window size
window width and height (eg. 800x600)
NOTE: The camera should not be restarted when parameters are changed.
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7.1 system
Group: system
NAME
VALUE
DEFAULT
SECURITY
DESCRIPTION
(get/set)
hostname
string[40]
Mega-Pixel
1/6
Host name of server
Network
(Network Camera,
Camera
Wireless Network Camera,
Video Server,
Wireless Video Server).
date
<yyyy/mm/dd>,
keep,
<current
6/6
date>
Current date of system.
Set to ‘keep’ to keep
auto
date unchanged. Set to
‘auto’ to use NTP to
synchronize date.
time
<hh:mm:ss>,
keep,
<current
6/6
time>
Current time of the
system. Set to ‘keep’ to
auto
keep time unchanged.
Set to ‘auto’ to use NTP
to synchronize time.
datetime
<MMDDhhmmYYY
Y.ss>
ntp
<domain name>,
<current
6/6
time>
<blank>
Another current time
format of the system.
6/6
<ip address>,
NTP server.
*Do not use “skip to
<blank>
invoke default server”
for default value.
timezoneindex
-489 ~ 529
320
6/6
Indicate timezone and
area.
-480: GMT-12:00
Eniwetok, Kwajalein
-440: GMT-11:00 Midway
Island, Samoa
-400: GMT-10:00 Hawaii
-360: GMT-09:00 Alaska
-320: GMT-08:00 Las
Vegas, San_Francisco,
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Vancouver
-280: GMT-07:00
Mountain Time, Denver
-281: GMT-07:00 Arizona
-240: GMT-06:00 Central
America, Central Time,
Mexico City,
Saskatchewan
-200: GMT-05:00 Eastern
Time, New York, Toronto
-201: GMT-05:00 Bogota,
Lima, Quito, Indiana
-180: GMT-04:30
Caracas
-160: GMT-04:00 Atlantic
Time, Canada, La Paz,
Santiago
-140: GMT-03:30
Newfoundland
-120: GMT-03:00 Brasilia,
Buenos Aires,
Georgetown, Greenland
-80: GMT-02:00
Mid-Atlantic
-40: GMT-01:00 Azores,
Cape_Verde_IS.
0: GMT Casablanca,
Greenwich Mean Time:
Dublin,
Edinburgh, Lisbon,
London
40: GMT 01:00
Amsterdam, Berlin,
Rome, Stockholm,
Vienna, Madrid, Paris
41: GMT 01:00 Warsaw,
Budapest, Bern
80: GMT 02:00 Athens,
Helsinki, Istanbul, Riga
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81: GMT 02:00 Cairo
82: GMT 02:00 Lebanon,
Minsk
83: GMT 02:00 Israel
120: GMT 03:00 Baghdad,
Kuwait, Riyadh,
Moscow, St. Petersburg,
Nairobi
121: GMT 03:00 Iraq
140: GMT 03:30 Tehran
160: GMT 04:00 Abu
Dhabi, Muscat, Baku,
Tbilisi, Yerevan
180: GMT 04:30 Kabul
200: GMT 05:00
Ekaterinburg,
Islamabad, Karachi,
Tashkent
220: GMT 05:30 Calcutta,
Chennai, Mumbai, New
Delhi
230: GMT 05:45
Kathmandu
240: GMT 06:00 Almaty,
Novosibirsk, Astana,
Dhaka, Sri
Jayawardenepura
260: GMT 06:30 Rangoon
280: GMT 07:00 Bangkok,
Hanoi, Jakarta,
Krasnoyarsk
320: GMT 08:00 Beijing,
Chongging, Hong Kong,
Kuala Lumpur,
Singapore, Taipei
360: GMT 09:00 Osaka,
Sapporo, Tokyo, Seoul,
Yakutsk
380: GMT 09:30 Adelaide,
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Darwin
400: GMT 10:00 Brisbane,
Canberra, Melbourne,
Sydney, Guam,
Vladivostok
440: GMT 11:00 Magadan,
Solomon Is., New
Caledonia
480: GMT 12:00 Aucklan,
Wellington, Fiji,
Kamchatka, Marshall Is.
520: GMT 13:00
Nuku'Alofa
daylight_enable
<boolean>
0
6/6
Enable automatic daylight
saving time in time
zone.
daylight_dstactualmode
<boolean>
0
6/7
Check if current time is
under daylight saving
time.
(Used internally)
daylight_auto_begintime
string[19]
NONE
6/7
Display the current
daylight saving start
time.
(product dependent)
daylight_auto_endtime
string[19]
NONE
6/7
Display the current
daylight saving end
time.
(product dependent)
daylight_manual_offset
<integer>
60
6/6
Manually set daylight
saving time with offset.
daylight_manual_begintime
string[19]
<blank>
6/6
Manually set daylight
saving time beginning.
daylight_manual_endtime
string[19]
<blank>
6/6
Manually set daylight
saving time end.
daylight_timezones
string
,-360,-320,280
,-240,-241,-
6/6
List time zone index which
support daylight saving
time.
200
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,-201,-160,140,
-120,-80,-40
,0
,40,41,80,81
,82
,83,120,140,
380
,400,480
updateinterval
0,
0
6/6
0 to Disable automatic
3600,
time adjustment,
86400,
otherwise, it indicates
604800,
the seconds between
2592000
NTP automatic update
intervals.
restore
0,
N/A
7/6
<positive integer>
Restore the system
parameters to default
values after <value>
seconds.
reset
0,
N/A
7/6
<positive integer>
Restart the server after
<value> seconds if
<value> is
non-negative.
restoreexceptnet
<Any value>
N/A
7/6
Restore the system
parameters to default
values except
(ipaddress, subnet,
router, dns1, dns2,
pppoe).
This command can
cooperate with other
“restoreexceptXYZ”
commands. When
cooperating with others,
the system parameters
will be restored to the
default value except for
a union of the combined
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results.
restoreexceptdst
<Any value>
N/A
7/6
Restore the system
parameters to default
values except all
daylight saving time
settings.
This command can
cooperate with other
“restoreexceptXYZ”
commands. When
cooperating with others,
the system parameters
will be restored to
default values except for
a union of combined
results.
restoreexceptlang
<Any Value>
N/A
7/6
Restore the system
parameters to default
values except the
custom language file the
user has uploaded.
This command can
cooperate with other
“restoreexceptXYZ”
commands. When
cooperating with others,
the system parameters
will be restored to the
default value except for
a union of the combined
results.
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7.1.1 system.info
Subgroup of system: info (The fields in this group are unchangeable.)
NAME
VALUE
DEFAULT
SECURITY
DESCRIPTION
(get/set)
modelname
string[40]
IP8332
0/7
Internal model name of the server
(eg. IP7139)
extendedmodelname
string[40]
IP8332
0/7
ODM specific model name of
server (eg. DCS-5610). If it is
not an ODM model, this field will
be equal to “modelname”
serialnumber
<mac
<product
address>
0/7
mac
12 characters MAC address
(without hyphens).
address>
firmwareversion
string[40]
<firmware
0/7
version>
Firmware version, including
model, company, and version
number in the format:
<MODEL-BRAND-VERSION>
language_count
<integer>
9
0/7
Number of webpage languages
available on the server.
language_i<0~(count-1)>
string[16]
English
0/7
Available language lists.
0/6
Maximum number of custom
Deutsch
Espanol
Francais
Italiano
日本語
Portugues
簡体中文
繁體中文
customlanguage_maxcount
<integer>
1
languages supported on the
server.
customlanguage_count
<integer>
0
0/6
Number of custom languages
which have been uploaded to the
server.
customlanguage_i<0~(max
string
N/A
0/6
Custom language name.
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count-1)>
7.2 status
Group: status
NAME
VALUE
DEFAULT
SECURITY
DESCRIPTION
(get/set)
di_i<0~(ndi-1)>
<boolean>
0
1/7
0 => Inactive, normal
1 => Active, triggered
onlinenum_rtsp
integer
0
6/7
Current number of RTSP
connections.
onlinenum_httppush
integer
0
6/7
Current number of HTTP push
server connections.
eth_i0
<string>
<blank>
1/99
Get network information from
mii-tool.
vi_i<0~(nvi-1)>
<boolean>
0
1/7
Virtual input
<product dependent>
0 => Inactive
1 => Active
(capability.nvi > 0)
7.3 digital input behavior define
Group: di_i<0~(ndi-1)> (capability.ndi > 0)
NAME
VALUE
DEFAULT
SECURITY
DESCRIPTION
(get/set)
normalstate
high,
low
high
1/1
Indicates open circuit or
closed circuit (inactive
status)
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7.4 security
Group: security
NAME
VALUE
DEFAULT
SECURITY
DESCRIPTION
(get/set)
privilege_camctrl
view, operator,
operator
6/6
admin
Indicate which privileges and
above can control PTZ
(capability.ptzenabled > 0 or
capability.eptz > 0)
user_i0_name
string[64]
root
6/7
User name of root
user_i<1~20>_name
string[64]
<blank>
6/7
User name
user_i0_pass
password[64]
<blank>
6/6
Root password
user_i<1~20>_pass
password[64]
<blank>
7/6
User password
user_i0_privilege
viewer,
admin
6/7
Root privilege
<blank>
6/6
User privilege
operator,
admin
user_i<1~20>_
privilege
viewer,
operator,
admin
7.5 network
Group: network
NAME
VALUE
DEFAULT
SECURITY
DESCRIPTION
(get/set)
type
lan,
lan
6/6
Network connection type.
1
6/6
1 => Get ipaddress, subnet, router,
pppoe
resetip
<boolean>
dns1, dns2 from DHCP server at
next reboot.
0 => Use preset ipaddress, subnet,
rounter, dns1, and dns2.
ipaddress
<ip address>
<product
6/6
IP address of server.
dependent>
subnet
<ip address>
<blank>
6/6
Subnet mask.
router
<ip address>
<blank>
6/6
Default gateway.
dns1
<ip address>
<blank>
6/6
Primary DNS server.
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dns2
<ip address>
<blank>
6/6
Secondary DNS server.
wins1
<ip address>
<blank>
6/6
Primary WINS server.
wins2
<ip address>
<blank>
6/6
Secondary WINS server.
DEFAULT
SECURITY
DESCRIPTION
7.5.1 802.1x
Subgroup of network: ieee8021x
NAME
VALUE
(get/set)
enable
<boolean>
0
6/6
Enable/disable IEEE 802.1x
eapmethod
eap-peap,
eap-peap
6/6
Selected EAP method
eap-tls
identity_peap
String[64]
<blank>
6/6
PEAP identity
identity_tls
String[64]
<blank>
6/6
TLS identity
password
String[254]
<blank>
6/6
Password for TLS
privatekeypassword
String[254]
<blank>
6/6
Password for PEAP
ca_exist
<boolean>
0
6/6
CA installed flag
ca_time
<integer>
0
6/7
CA installed time. Represented in
EPOCH
ca_size
<integer>
0
6/7
CA file size (in bytes)
certificate_exist
<boolean>
0
6/6
Certificate installed flag (for TLS)
certificate_time
<integer>
0
6/7
Certificate installed time.
Represented in EPOCH
certificate_size
<integer>
0
6/7
Certificate file size (in bytes)
privatekey_exist
<boolean>
0
6/6
Private key installed flag (for TLS)
privatekey_time
<integer>
0
6/7
Private key installed time.
Represented in EPOCH
privatekey_size
<integer>
0
6/7
Private key file size (in bytes)
7.5.2 QoS
Subgroup of network: qos_cos (capability.protocol.qos.cos>0)
NAME
VALUE
DEFAULT
SECURITY
DESCRIPTION
(get/set)
enable
<boolean>
0
6/6
Enable/disable CoS (IEEE 802.1p)
vlanid
1~4095
1
6/6
VLAN ID
video
0~7
0
6/6
Video channel for CoS
eventalarm
0~7
0
6/6
Event/alarm channel for CoS
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management
0~7
0
6/6
Management channel for CoS
eventtunnel
0~7
0
6/6
Event/Control channel for CoS
Subgroup of network: qos_dscp (capability.protocol.qos.dscp>0)
NAME
VALUE
DEFAULT
SECURITY
DESCRIPTION
(get/set)
enable
<boolean>
0
6/6
Enable/disable DSCP
video
0~63
0
6/6
Video channel for DSCP
eventalarm
0~63
0
6/6
Event/alarm channel for DSCP
management
0~63
0
6/6
Management channel for DSCP
eventtunnel
0~63
0
6/6
Event/Control channel for DSCP
7.5.3 IPv6
Subgroup of network: ipv6 (capability.protocol.ipv6>0)
NAME
VALUE
DEFAULT
SECURITY
DESCRIPTION
(get/set)
enable
<boolean>
0
6/6
Enable IPv6.
addonipaddress
<ip address>
<blank>
6/6
IPv6 IP address.
addonprefixlen
0~128
64
6/6
IPv6 prefix length.
addonrouter
<ip address>
<blank>
6/6
IPv6 router address.
addondns
<ip address>
<blank>
6/6
IPv6 DNS address.
allowoptional
<boolean>
0
6/6
Allow manually setup of IP
address setting.
7.5.4 FTP
Subgroup of network: ftp
NAME
VALUE
DEFAULT
SECURITY
DESCRIPTION
(get/set)
Port
21, 1025~65535
21
6/6
Local ftp server port.
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7.5.5 HTTP
Subgroup of network: http
NAME
VALUE
DEFAULT
SECURITY
DESCRIPTION
(get/set)
port
80, 1025 ~
80
6/6
HTTP port.
65535
alternateport
1025~65535
8080
6/6
Alternate HTTP port.
authmode
basic,
basic
1/6
HTTP authentication mode.
video.mjpg
1/6
HTTP server push access name for
digest
s0_accessname
string[32]
stream 1.
(capability.protocol.spush_mjpeg
=1 and video.stream.count>0)
s1_accessname
string[32]
video2.mjpg
1/6
HTTP server push access name for
stream 2.
(capability.protocol.spush_mjpeg
=1 and video.stream.count>1)
s2_accessname
string[32]
Video3.mjpg
1/6
Http server push access name for
stream 3
(capability.protocol.spush_mjpeg
=1 and video.stream.count>2)
s3_accessname
string[32]
Video4.mjpg
1/6
Http server push access name for
stream 4
(capability.protocol.spush_mjpeg
=1 and video.stream.count>3)
s4_accessname
string[32]
Videoany.mjpg
1/6
Http server push access name for
stream 5
(capability.protocol.spush_mjpeg
=1 and video.stream.count>4)
IP8332 ONLY
anonymousviewing
<boolean>
0
1/6
Enable anoymous streaming
viewing.
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7.5.6 HTTPS port
Subgroup of network: https_port
NAME
VALUE
DEFAULT
SECURITY
DESCRIPTION
(get/set)
port
443, 1025 ~
443
6/6
HTTPS port.
65535
7.5.7 RTSP
Subgroup of network: rtsp
NAME
VALUE
DEFAULT
SECURITY
DESCRIPTION
(get/set)
port
554, 1025 ~
554
1/6
65535
anonymousviewing
<boolean>
RTSP port.
(capability.protocol.rtsp=1)
0
1/6
Enable anoymous streaming
viewing.
authmode
disable,
disable
1/6
basic,
RTSP authentication mode.
(capability.protocol.rtsp=1)
digest
s0_accessname
string[32]
live.sdp
1/6
RTSP access name for stream1.
(capability.protocol.rtsp=1
and video.stream.count>0)
s1_accessname
string[32]
live2.sdp
1/6
RTSP access name for stream2.
(capability.protocol.rtsp=1 and
video.stream.count>1)
s2_accessname
string[32]
live3.sdp
1/6
RTSP access name for stream3
(capability.protocol.rtsp=1 and
video.stream.count>2)
s3_accessname
string[32]
Live4.sdp
1/6
RTSP access name for stream4
(capability.protocol.rtsp=1 and
video.stream.count>3)
S4_accessname
string[32]
liveany.sdp
1/6
RTSP access name for stream5
(capability.protocol.rtsp=1 and
video.stream.count>4)
IP8332 ONLY
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7.5.7.1 RTSP multicast
Subgroup of network_rtsp_s<0~(n-1)>: multicast, n is stream count
(capability.protocol.rtp.multicast=1)
NAME
VALUE
DEFAULT
SECURITY
DESCRIPTION
(get/set)
alwaysmulticast
<boolean>
0
4/4
Enable always multicast.
ipaddress
<ip address>
For n=0,
4/4
Multicast IP address.
239.128.1.99
For n=1,
239.128.1.100,
and so on.
videoport
1025 ~ 65535
5560+n*2
4/4
Multicast video port.
ttl
1 ~ 255
15
4/4
Mutlicast time to live value.
7.5.8 SIP port
Subgroup of network: sip
NAME
VALUE
DEFAULT
SECURITY
DESCRIPTION
(get/set)
Port
1025 ~ 65535
5060
1/6
SIP port.
(capability.protocol.sip=1)
7.5.9 RTP port
Subgroup of network: rtp
NAME
VALUE
DEFAULT
SECURITY
DESCRIPTION
(get/set)
videoport
1025 ~ 65535
5556
6/6
Video channel port for RTP.
(capability.protocol.rtp_unicast=1)
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7.5.10 PPPoE
Subgroup of network: pppoe
NAME
VALUE
DEFAULT
SECURITY
DESCRIPTION
(get/set)
user
string[128]
<blank>
6/6
PPPoE account user name.
pass
password[64]
<blank>
6/6
PPPoE account password.
7.6 IP Filter
Group: ipfilter
NAME
VALUE
DEFAULT
SECURITY
DESCRIPTION
(get/set)
enable
<boolean>
0
6/6
Enable access list
filtering.
admin_enable
<boolean>
0
6/6
Enable administrator IP
address.
admin_ip
String[44]
<blank>
6/6
Administrator IP
address.
maxconnection
1~10
10
6/6
Maximum number of
concurrent streaming
connection(s).
allow_i<0~9>_start
1.0.0.0 ~
255.255.255.2
allow_0_start =>
6/6
1.0.0.0
Allowed starting IPv4
address for
55
connection.
allow_<1~9>_start
=> <blank>
allow_i<0~9>_end
1.0.0.0 ~
255.255.255.2
allow_0_end =>
6/6
255.255.255.255
Allowed ending IPv4
address for
55
connection.
allow_<1~9>_end
=> <blank>
deny_i<0~9>_start
deny_i<0~9>_end
1.0.0.0 ~
<blank>
6/6
Denied starting IPv4
255.255.255.2
address for
55
connection.
1.0.0.0 ~
<blank>
6/6
Denied ending IPv4
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ipv6_allow_i<0~9>
255.255.255.2
address for
55
connection.
String[44]
ipv6_allow_i0
6/6
Allowed IPv6 address for
=> ::/0
connection.
ipv6_allow_i<1~9>
=> <blank>
ipv6_deny_i<0~9>
String[44]
<blank>
6/6
Denied IPv6 address for
connection.
7.7 video input
7.7.1 video input setting per channel
Group: videoin_c<0~(n-1)> for n channel products, and m is stream number
NAME
VALUE
DEFAULT
SECURITY
DESCRIPTION
(get/set)
cmosfreq
50, 60
60
4/4
CMOS frequency.
(videoin.type=2)
(product dependent)
whitebalance
auto, manual
auto
4/4
“auto” indicates auto white
balance.
“manual” indicates keep
current value.
rgain
0~100
30
4/4
Manual set rgain value of
gain control setting
bgain
0~100
30
4/4
Manual set bgain value of
gain control setting
exposurelevel
0~12
6
4/4
Exposure level
enableblc
0~1
0
4/4
Enable backlight
compensation.
agcmode
auto, fixed
auto
4/4
Set auto gain control
mode.
maxgain
0~100
100
4/4
Manual set maximum gain
value.
mingain
0~100
0
4/4
Manual set minimum gain
value.
color
0, 1
1
4/4
0 =>monochrome
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1 => color
flip
<boolean>
0
4/4
Flip the image.
mirror
<boolean>
0
4/4
Mirror the image.
ptzstatus
<integer>
2
1/7
A 32-bit integer, each bit
can be set separately as
follows:
Bit 0 => Support camera
control function; 0(not
support), 1(support)
Bit 1 => Built-in or
external camera; 0
(external), 1(built-in)
Bit 2 => Support pan
operation; 0(not
support), 1(support)
Bit 3 => Support tilt
operation; 0(not
support), 1(support)
Bit 4 => Support zoom
operation; 0(not
support), 1(support)
Bit 5 => Support focus
operation; 0(not
support), 1(support)
text
string[16]
<blank>
1/4
Enclose caption.
imprinttimestamp
<boolean>
0
4/4
Overlay time stamp on
video.
exposuremode
auto, fixed
auto
4/4
exposure mode
minexposure
1~32000
32000
4/4
minimum exposure time
maxexposure
1~32000
30
4/4
maximum exposure time
crop_position
<coordinate
(0,0)
1/4
Crop left-top corner
> (x,y)
crop_size
<window
size>
coordinate.
1280x80
1/4
0
Crop width and height
(width must be 16x or
(WxH)
32x and height must be
8x)
s<0~(m-1)>_codectype
mpeg4,
H264
1/4
Video codec type.
mjpeg,
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s<0~(m-1)>_resolution
1M CMOS
1M
176x144,
1/4
Video resolution in pixels.
4/4
Intra frame period in
CMOS
320x200
640x400
1280x800
s<0~(m-1)>_mpeg4_intraperiod
250, 500,
1000
1000,
milliseconds.
2000,
3000, 4000
s<0~(m-1)>_mpeg4_ratecontrol
cbr, vbr
vbr
4/4
mode
s<0~(m-1)>_mpeg4_quant
cbr, constant bitrate
vbr, fix quality
0, 1~5
3
4/4
Quality of video when
choosing vbr in
“ratecontrolmode”.
0 is the customized
manual input setting.
1 = worst quality, 5 = best
quality.
s<0~(m-1)>_mpeg4_qvalue
2~31
7
4/4
Manual video quality level
input.
s<0~(m-1)>_mpeg4_bitrate
1000~80000
51200
4/4
00
Set bit rate in bps when
choosing cbr in
“ratecontrolmode”.
s<0~(m-1)>_mpeg4_maxframe
1~25, 26~30
25=>PA
(only for
L CCD
NTSC or
or
60Hz
50Hz
CMOS)
CMOS
1/4
Set maximum frame rate
in fps (for MPEG-4)
30
=>NT
SC
CCD or
60Hz
CMOS
s<0~(m-1)>_h264_intraperiod
250, 500,
1000,
1000
4/4
Intra frame period in
milliseconds.
2000,
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3000, 4000
s<0~(m-1)>_h264_ratecontrolm
cbr, vbr
vbr
4/4
ode
s<0~(m-1)>_h264_quant
cbr, constant bitrate
vbr, fix quality
1~5,99
3
4/4
Quality of video when
choosing vbr in
“ratecontrolmode”.
0 is the customized
manual input setting.
1 = worst quality, 5 = best
quality.
s<0~(m-1)>_h264_qvalue
0~51
2
4/4
Manual video quality level
input - choose customize
input “h264_quant = 0”
(for MPEG-4).
s<0~(m-1)>_h264_bitrate
1000~80000
2048000
4/4
00
Set bit rate in bps when
choosing cbr in
“ratecontrolmode”.
s<0~(m-1)>_h264_maxframe
1~25,
15
1/4
26~30 (only
Set maximum frame rate
in fps (for h264).
for NTSC or
60Hz
CMOS)
s<0~(m-1)>_h264_profile
0~2
1
1/4
Indicate H264 profiles
0: baseline
1: main profile
2: high profile
s<0~(m-1)>_mjpeg_quant
0~5
3
4/4
Quality of JPEG video.
0 is the customized
manual input setting.
1 = worst quality, 5 = best
quality.
s<0~(m-1)>_mjpeg_maxframe
1~25,
26~30 (only
25 =>
PAL
for NTSC or
CCD or
60Hz
50Hz
CMOS)
CMOS
1/4
Set maximum frame rate
in fps (for JPEG).
30 =>
NTSC
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CCD or
60Hz
CMOS
s<0~(m-1)>_mjpeg_qvalue
2~97
50
4/4
Manual video quality level
input - choose customize
input “mjpeg_quant =
0” (for MJPEG).
s<0~(m-1)>_forcei
1
N/A
7/6
Force I frame.
7.8.1.1 Alternative video input profiles per channel
In addition to the primary setting of video input, there can be alternative profile video input setting for each
channel which might be for different scene of light (daytime or nighttime).
Group: videoin_profile_i<0~(m-1)> (product dependent)
NAME
VALUE
DEFAULT
SECURITY
DESCRIPTION
(get/set)
enable
<boolean>
0
4/4
Enable/disable this profile
setting
policy
day,
night
4/4
night,
The mode which the profile is
applied to.
schedule
begintime
hh:mm
18:00
4/4
Begin time of schedule mode.
endtime
hh:mm
06:00
4/4
End time of schedule mode.
exposurelevel
0~12
6
4/4
Exposure level
maxexposure
1~32000
32000
4/4
Maximum exposure time.
minexposure
1~32000
30
4/4
Minimum exposure time.
agc
0~2
1
4/4
Auto gain control
enableblc
<boolean>
0
4/4
Enable backlight compensation.
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7.9 video input preview
The temporary settings for video preview
Group: videoinpreview
NAME
VALUE
DEFAULT
SECURITY
DESCRIPTION
(get/set)
enableblc
<boolean>
0
4/4
Preview of enable backlight
compensation.
agc
0~2
1
4/4
Preview of set auto gain control
to normal level or MAX level.
0->normal,
1->max
exposurelevel
0~12
6
4/4
Preview of exposure level
whitebalance
0~1
0
4/4
0: auto tracking white balance
1: white balance control
enableblc
0~1
0
4/4
Enable backlight compensation
7.10 image setting per channel
Group: image_c<0~(n-1)> for n channel products
NAME
VALUE
DEFAULT
SECURITY
DESCRIPTION
(get/set)
brightness
-5 ~ 5
-5
4/4
Adjust brightness of
image according to
mode settings.
contrast
-5 ~ 5
0
4/4
Adjust contrast of image
according to mode
settings.
saturationpercent
0~100
50
4/4
Adjust saturation of image
by percentage.
Less 0 <-> 100 More
saturation
sharpnesspercent
0~100
50
4/4
Adjust sharpness of image
by percentage.
Softer 0 <-> 100 Sharper
mode
preview,
restore,
N/A
7/4
Preview => Apply the
parameters of image
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save
without saving.
Restore => Restore the
previous saved image
parameters.
Save => Directly save the
adjust image
parameters.
profile_i0_enable
<boolean>
0
4/4
Enable/disable this profile
setting
profile_i0_policy
day, night,
night
4/4
schedule
profile_i0_begintime
The mode which the
profile is applied to.
hh:mm
18:00
4/4
Begin time of schedule
mode.
profile_i0_endtime
hh:mm
06:00
4/4
End time of schedule
mode.
profile_i0_brightness
-5~5
-5
4/4
Adjust brightness of
image according to
mode settings.
profile_i0_contrast
-5~5
0
4/4
Adjust contrast of image
according to mode
settings.
profile_i0_sharpnesspercent
0~100
50
4/4
Adjust sharpness value of
percentage when
sharpness=100
7.11 image setting for preview
Group: imagepreview_c<0~(n-1)> for n channel products
NAME
VALUE
DEFAULT
SECURITY
DESCRIPTION
(get/set)
brightness
-5 ~ 5
-5
4/4
Preview of brightness
adjustment of image
according to mode
settings.
contrast
-5 ~ 5
0
4/4
Preview of contrast
adjustment of image
according to mode
settings.
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saturationpercent
0~100
50
4/4
Adjust saturation of image by
percentage.
Less 0 <-> 100 More
contrast
sharpnesspercent
0~100
50
4/4
Adjust sharpness of image by
percentage.
Softer 0 <-> Sharper
Group: imagepreview
NAME
VALUE
DEFAULT
SECURITY
DESCRIPTION
(get/set)
videoin_whitebalance
auto,
auto
4/4
Preview of adjusting white balance of image
manual
videoin_restoreatwb
0, 1~
according to mode settings
0
4/4
Restore of adjusting white balance of image
according to mode settings
videoin_rgain
0~100
0
4/4
Manual set rgain value of gain control
setting.
videoin_bgain
0~100
0
4/4
Manual set rgain value of gain control
setting.
7.12 Time Shift settings
Group: timeshift, c for n channel products, m is stream number (product dependent)
NAME
VALUE
DEFAULT
SECURITY
DESCRIPTION
(get/set)
enable
<boolean>
0
4/4
Enable time shift streaming.
c<0~(n-1)>_s<0~(
<boolean>
0
4/4
Enable time shift streaming for
m-1)>_allow
specific stream.
(product dependent)
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7.13 Motion detection settings
Group: motion_c<0~(n-1)> for m profile and n channel product
NAME
VALUE
DEFAULT
SECURITY
DESCRIPTION
(get/set)
enable
<boolean>
0
4/4
Enable motion
detection.
win_i<0~2>_enable
<boolean>
0
4/4
Enable motion
window 1~3.
win_i<0~2>_name
string[14]
<blank>
4/4
Name of motion
window 1~3.
win_i<0~2>_left
0 ~ 320
0
4/4
Left coordinate of
window
position.
win_i<0~2>_top
0 ~ 240
0
4/4
Top coordinate of
window
position.
win_i<0~2>_width
0 ~ 320
0
4/4
Width of motion
detection
window.
win_i<0~2>_height
0 ~ 240
0
4/4
Height of motion
detection
window.
win_i<0~2>_objsize
0 ~ 100
0
4/4
Percent of motion
detection
window.
win_i<0~2>_sensitivity
0 ~ 100
0
4/4
Sensitivity of
motion
detection
window.
profile_i<0~(m-1)>_enable
<boolean>
0
4/4
Enable profile 1 ~
(m-1).
profile_i<0~(m-1)>_policy
profile_i<0~(m-1)>_begintime
day,
night
4/4
The mode which
night,
the profile is
schedule
applied to.
hh:mm
18:00
4/4
Begin time of
schedule
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mode.
profile_i<0~(m-1)>_endtime
hh:mm
06:00
4/4
End time of
schedule
mode.
profile_i<0~(m-1)>_win_i<0~2>_enable
<boolean>
0
4/4
Enable motion
window.
profile_i<0~(m-1)>_win_i<0~2>_name
string[14]
<blank>
4/4
Name of motion
window.
profile_i<0~(m-1)>_win_i<0~2>_left
0 ~ 320
0
4/4
Left coordinate of
window
position.
profile_i<0~(m-1)>_win_i<0~2>_top
0 ~ 240
0
4/4
Top coordinate of
window
position.
profile_i<0~(m-1)>_win_i<0~2>_width
0 ~ 320
0
4/4
Width of motion
detection
window.
profile_i<0~(m-1)>_win_i<0~2>_height
0 ~ 240
0
4/4
Height of motion
detection
window.
profile_i<0~(m-1)>_win_i<0~2>_objsize
0 ~ 100
0
4/4
Percent of motion
detection
window.
profile_i<0~(m-1)>_win_i<0~2>_sensitivity
0 ~ 100
0
4/4
<product dependent>
Sensitivity of
motion
detection
window.
7.14 Tampering detection settings
Group: tampering_c<0~(n-1)> for n channel product (product dependent)
NAME
VALUE
DEFAULT
SECURITY
DESCRIPTION
(get/set)
enable
<boolean>
0
4/4
Enable or disable tamper detection.
threshold
0 ~ 255
32
4/4
Threshold of tamper detection.
duration
10 ~ 600
10
4/4
If tampering value exceeds the
‘threshold’ for more than
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detection is triggered.
7.15 DDNS
Group: ddns
NAME
VALUE
DEFAULT
SECURITY
DESCRIPTION
(get/set)
enable
<boolean>
0
6/6
Enable or disable the dynamic DNS.
provider
Safe100,
DyndnsD
6/6
Safe100 => safe100.net
DyndnsDynamic,
ynamic
DyndnsDynamic => dyndns.org
DyndnsCustom,
(dynamic)
TZO,
DyndnsCustom => dyndns.org
DHS,
(custom)
DynInterfree,
TZO => tzo.com
CustomSafe100
DHS => dhs.org
DynInterfree =>dyn-interfree.it
CustomSafe100 =>
Custom server using safe100
method
<provider>_hostna
string[128]
<blank>
6/6
Your DDNS hostname.
string[64]
<blank>
6/6
Your user name or email to login to
me
<provider>_userna
meemail
<provider>_passwo
the DDNS service provider
string[64]
<blank>
6/6
Your password or key to login to the
rdkey
<provider>_servern
DDNS service provider.
string[128]
<blank>
6/6
The server name for safe100.
ame
(This field only exists if the provider
is customsafe100)
7.16 UPnP presentation
Group: upnppresentation
NAME
VALUE
DEFAULT
SECURITY
DESCRIPTION
(get/set)
enable
<boolean>
1
6/6
Enable or disable the UPnP
presentation service.
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7.17 UPnP port forwarding
Group: upnpportforwarding
NAME
VALUE
DEFAULT
SECURITY
DESCRIPTION
(get/set)
enable
<boolean>
0
6/6
Enable or disable the UPnP port
forwarding service.
upnpnatstatus
0~3
0
6/7
The status of UPnP port forwarding,
used internally.
0 = OK, 1 = FAIL, 2 = no IGD router,
3 = no need for port forwarding
7.18 System log
Group: syslog
NAME
VALUE
DEFAULT
SECURITY
DESCRIPTION
(get/set)
enableremotelog
<boolean>
0
6/6
Enable remote log.
serverip
<IP address>
<blank>
6/6
Log server IP address.
serverport
514,
514
6/6
Server port used for log.
6
6/6
Levels used to distinguish the
1025~65535
level
0~7
importance of the
information:
0: LOG_EMERG
1: LOG_ALERT
2: LOG_CRIT
3: LOG_ERR
4: LOG_WARNING
5: LOG_NOTICE
6: LOG_INFO
7: LOG_DEBUG
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7.19 SNMP
Group: snmp (capability.snmp) (product dependent)
NAME
VALUE
DEFAULT
SECURITY
DESCRIPTION
(get/set)
v2
0~1
0
6/6
SNMP v2 enabled. 0 for
disable, 1 for enable
v3
0~1
0
6/6
SNMP v3 enabled. 0 for
disable, 1 for enable
secnamerw
string[31]
Private
6/6
Read/write security name
secnamero
string[31]
Public
6/6
Read only security name
authpwrw
string[8~128]
<blank>
6/6
Read/write authentication
password
authpwro
string[8~128]
<blank>
6/6
Read only authentication
password
authtyperw
MD5,SHA
MD5
6/6
Read/write authentication
type
authtypero
MD5,SHA
MD5
6/6
Read only authentication
type
encryptpwrw
string[8~128]
<blank>
6/6
Read/write passwrd
encryptpwro
string[8~128]
<blank>
6/6
Read only password
encrypttyperw
DES
<blank>
6/6
Read/write encryption
type
encrypttypero
DES
<blank>
6/6
Read only encryption type
rwcommunity
string[31]
Private
6/6
Read/write community
rocommunity
string[31]
Public
6/6
Ready only community
SECURITY
DESCRIPTION
Group: snmp (capability.snmp) (product dependent, VS7101)
NAME
VALUE
DEFAULT
(get/set)
versions
1~3
2
6/6
SNMP version to use.
rocomm
string[14]
public
6/6
V1, V2c Read only
community.
rwcomm
string[14]
private
6/6
V1, V2c Read write
community.
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adminauthtype
0~2
0
6/6
Authority type for root
authentication.
admindpvcy
string[64]
<blank>
6/6
Root data encryption key.
enableadpvcy
<boolean>
0
6/6
Enable root data
encryption key.
userauthtype
0~2
0
6/6
User authority
authentication.
userdpvcy
string[64]
<blank>
6/6
User data encryption key.
enableudpvcy
<boolean>
0
6/6
Enable user data
encryption key.
trapserver
<ip address>,
<blank>
6/6
Trap server
<domain
name>
[128]
trapcomm
string[14]
public
6/6
Trap community
objectid
string[40]
enterprise.8691.8.1.1
6/6
Object ID
7.20 Layout configuration
Group: layout (Old version) (Only for VS7100, EM7100)
NAME
VALUE
DEFAULT
SECURITY
DESCRIPTION
(get/set)
layouttype
1, 2
2
1/4
Layout type of main
page:
1: image mode
2: text mode
fontcolor
0 ~ 15
1
1/4
Font color of main page.
backgroundcolor
0 ~ 15
0
1/4
Background color of the
main page.
logotype
1~3
1
1/4
Source type of logo:
1: default
2: blank
3: user defined
backgroundtype
1~3
1
1/4
Source type of
background:
1: default
2: blank
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3: user defined
logolinktype
1~3
1
1/4
Type of logo link:
1: default
2: blank
3: user defined
logosource
string[128]
http://
1/4
URL logo
backgroundsource
string[128]
http://
1/4
URL background
logolink
string[128]
http://www.vivotek.com
1/4
URL link for the logo
videolinkname
string[40]
<blank>
1/4
Customized video name
in text mode
Group: layout (New version)
NAME
VALUE
DEFAULT
SECURITY
DESCRIPTION
(get/set)
logo_default
<boolean>
1
1/6
0 => Custom logo
1 => Default logo
logo_link
string[40]
http://ww
1/6
Hyperlink of the logo
1/6
0 => display the power by
w.vivotek
.com
logo_powerbyvvtk_hidden
<boolean>
0
vivotek logo
1 => hide the power by
vivotek logo
theme_option
1~4
1
1/6
1~3: One of the default
themes.
4: Custom definition.
theme_color_font
string[7]
#000000
1/6
Font color
theme_color_configfont
string[7]
#ffffff
1/6
Font color of configuration
area.
theme_color_titlefont
string[7]
#098bd6
1/6
Font color of video title.
theme_color_controlbackground
string[7]
#c4eaff
1/6
Background color of control
area.
theme_color_configbackground
string[7]
#0186d1
1/6
Background color of
configuration area.
theme_color_videobackground
string[7]
#c4eaff
1/6
Background color of video
area.
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theme_color_case
string[7]
#0186d1
1/6
Frame color
custombutton_manualtrigger_s
<boolean>
1
1/6
Show or hide manual trigger
how
(VI) button in homepage
0 -> Hidden
1 -> Visible
7.21 Privacy mask
Group: privacymask_c<0~(n-1)> for n channel product
NAME
VALUE
DEFAULT
SECURITY
DESCRIPTION
(get/set)
enable
<boolean>
0
4/4
Enable privacy mask.
win_i<0~4>_enable
<boolean>
0
4/4
Enable privacy mask
window.
win_i<0~4>_name
string[14]
<blank>
4/4
Name of the privacy mask
window.
win_i<0~4>_left
0 ~ 320/352
0
4/4
Left coordinate of window
position.
win_i<0~4>_top
0 ~ 240/288
0
4/4
Top coordinate of window
position.
win_i<0~4>_width
0 ~ 320/352
0
4/4
Width of privacy mask
window.
win_i<0~4>_height
0 ~ 240/288
0
4/4
Height of privacy mask
window.
7.22 Capability
Group: capability
NAME
VALUE
DEFAULT
SECURITY
DESCRIPTION
(get/set)
api_httpversion
0200a
0100a
0/7
The HTTP API version.
bootuptime
<positive
60
0/7
Server bootup time.
0
0/7
Number of IR
integer>
nir
0,
<positive
interfaces.
integer>
npir
0,
0
0/7
Number of PIRs.
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<positive
integer>
ndi
0,
1
0/7
<positive
Number of digital
inputs.
integer>
ndo
0,
0
0/7
<positive
Number of digital
outputs.
integer>
naudioin
0,
0
0/7
<positive
Number of audio
inputs.
integer>
naudioout
0,
0
0/7
<positive
Number of audio
outputs.
integer>
nvideoin
<positive
1
0/7
integer>
nmediastream
<positive
inputs.
4
0/7
integer>
nvideosetting
<positive
<positive
2
0/7
0,
Number of video
settings per channel.
0
0/7
integer>
nuart
Number of media
stream per channels.
integer>
naudiosetting
Number of video
Number of audio
settings per channel.
0
0/7
<positive
Number of UART
interfaces.
integer>
nmotionprofile
<positive
1
0/7
integer>
ptzenabled
<positive
integer>
Number of motion
profiles.
0
0/7
An 32-bit integer, each
bit can be set
separately as
follows:
Bit 0 => Support
camera control
function;
0(not support),
1(support)
Bit 1 => Built-in or
external camera;
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0(external), 1(built-in)
Bit 2 => Support pan
operation, 0(not
support), 1(support)
Bit 3 => Support tilt
operation; 0(not
support), 1(support)
Bit 4 => Support zoom
operation;
0(not support),
1(support)
Bit 5 => Support focus
operation;
0(not support),
1(support)
Bit 6 => Support iris
operation;
0(not support),
1(support)
Bit 7 => External or
built-in PT;
0(built-in),
1(external)
Bit 8 => Invalidate bit
1 ~ 7;
0(bit 1 ~ 7 are valid),
1(bit 1 ~ 7 are invalid)
Bit 9 => Reserved bit;
Invalidate lens_pan,
Lens_tilt, lens_zoon,
lens_focus, len_iris.
0(fields are valid),
1(fields are invalid)
eptz
<positive
integer>
7
0/7
A 32-bit integer, each
bit can be set
separately as
follows:
Bit 0 => stream 1
supports ePTZ or
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not.
Bit 1 => stream 2
supports ePTZ or
not.
The rest may be
deduced by analogy
npreset
<positive
20
0/7
integer>
protocol_https
< boolean >
Number of preset
locations.
1
0/7
Indicate whether to
support HTTP over
SSL.
protocol_rtsp
< boolean >
1
0/7
Indicate whether to
support RTSP.
protocol_sip
<boolean>
0
0/7
Indicate whether to
support SIP.
protocol_maxconnection
<positive
10
0/7
integer>
The maximum allowed
simultaneous
connections.
protocol_maxgenconnection
<positive
10
0/7
integer>
The maximum general
streaming
connections .
protocol_maxmegaconnection
<positive
0
0/7
integer>
The maximum
megapixel streaming
connections.
protocol_rtp_multicast_
<boolean>
1
0/7
scalable
Indicate whether to
support scalable
multicast.
protocol_rtp_multicast_
<boolean>
0
0/7
backchannel
Indicate whether to
support backchannel
multicast.
protocol_rtp_tcp
<boolean>
1
0/7
Indicate whether to
support RTP over
TCP.
protocol_rtp_http
<boolean>
1
0/7
Indicate whether to
support RTP over
HTTP.
protocol_spush_mjpeg
<boolean>
1
0/7
Indicate whether to
support server push
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MJPEG.
protocol_snmp
<boolean>
1
0/7
Indicate whether to
support SNMP.
protocol_ipv6
<boolean>
1
0/7
Indicate whether to
support IPv6.
videoin_type
0, 1, 2
2
0/7
0 => Interlaced CCD
1 => Progressive CCD
2 => CMOS
videoin_resolution
<a list of
available
176x144,320x240,
0/7
640x400,1280x800
Available resolutions
list.
resolution
separated
by
commas>
videoin_maxframerate
<a list of
30,30,30,30
0/7
available
Available maximum
frame list.
maximum
frame rate
separated
by
commas>
videoin_codec
<a list of
mpeg4,mjpeg,h264
0/7
Available codec list.
Tx
0/7
Indicate transmission
available
codec
types
separated
by
commas>
transmission_mode
Tx,
Rx,
mode of the
Both
machine: TX =
server, Rx = receiver
box, Both = DVR.
network_wire
<boolean>
1
0/7
Indicate whether to
support Ethernet.
network_wireless
<boolean>
0
0/7
Indicate whether to
support wireless.
wireless_s802dot11b
<boolean>
0
0/7
Indicate whether to
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support wireless
802.11b+.
wireless_s802dot11g
<boolean>
0
0/7
Indicate whether to
support wireless
802.11g.
wireless_beginchannel
1 ~ 14
1
0/7
Indicate the begin
channel of wireless
network
wireless_endchannel
1 ~ 14
11
0/7
Indicate the end
channel of wireless
network
wireless_encrypt_wep
<boolean>
0
0/7
Indicate whether to
support wireless
WEP.
wireless_encrypt_wpa
<boolean>
0
0/7
Indicate whether to
support wireless
WPA.
wireless_encrypt_wpa2
<boolean>
0
0/7
Indicate whether to
support wireless
WPA2.
derivative_brand
<boolean>
0
0/7
Indicate whether to
support the upgrade
function for the
derivative brand. For
example, if the value
is true, the VVTK
product can be
upgraded to VVXX.
(TCVV<->TCXX is
excepted)
joystick
<boolean>
0
0/7
Indicate whether to
support joystick
control.
storage_dbenabled
<boolean>
1
0/7
Media files are indexed
in database.
nanystream
<positive
1
0/7
integer>
iva
<boolean>
number of any media
stream per channel
0
0/7
Indicate whether to
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support Intelligent
Video analysis
whitelight
<boolean>
0
0/7
Indicate whether to
support white light
led.
tampering
<boolean>
1
0/7
Indicate whether to
support tampering
detection.
temperature
<boolean>
0
0/7
Indicate whether to
support temperature
detection.
version_onvifdaemon
<string>
1.0.0.1
0/7
Indicate ONVIF
daemon version
7.23 Customized event script
Group: event_customtaskfile_i<0~2>
PARAMETER
VALUE
Default
SECURITY
DESCRIPTION
(get/set)
name
string[41]
NULL
6/7
Custom script identification of this
entry.
date
string[17]
NULL
6/7
Date of custom script.
time
string[17]
NULL
6/7
Time of custom script.
VALUE
DEFAULT
SECURITY
DESCRIPTION
Group: custom_i<0~2>
PARAMETER
(get/set)
name
string[40]
NULL
6/6
Identification of customized event
script file.
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7.24 Event setting
Group: event_i<0~2>
PARAMETER
VALUE
Default
SECURITY
DESCRIPTION
(get/set)
name
string[40]
NULL
6/6
Identification of this entry.
enable
0, 1
0
6/6
Enable or disable this event.
priority
0, 1, 2
1
6/6
Indicate the priority of this event:
“0” = low priority
“1” = normal priority
“2” = high priority
delay
1~999
10
6/6
Delay in seconds before detecting
the next event.
trigger
boot,
boot
6/6
Indicate the trigger condition:
di,
“boot” = System boot
motion,
“di”= Digital input
seq,
“motion” = Video motion detection
recnotify,
“seq” = Periodic condition
tampering,
“recnotify” = Recording
notification.
“tampering” = Tamper detection.
triggerstatus
String[40]
triggerstatus
6/6
The status for event trigger
di
<integer>
1
6/6
Indicate the source id of di trigger.
This field is required when trigger
condition is “di”.
One bit represents one digital
input. The LSB indicates DI 0.
mdwin
<integer>
0
6/6
Indicate the source window id of
motion detection.
This field is required when trigger
condition is “md”.
One bit represents one window.
The LSB indicates the 1st window.
For example, to detect the 1st and
3rd windows, set mdwin as 5.
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mdwin0
<integer>
0
6/6
Similar to mdwin. The parameter
takes effect when profile 1 of
motion detection is enabled.
inter
1~999
1
6/6
Interval of snapshots in minutes.
This field is used when trigger
condition is “seq”.
weekday
0~127
127
6/6
Indicate which weekday is
scheduled.
One bit represents one weekday.
bit0 (LSB) = Saturday
bit1 = Friday
bit2 = Thursday
bit3 = Wednesday
bit4 = Tuesday
bit5 = Monday
bit6 = Sunday
For example, to detect events on
Friday and Sunday, set weekday
as 66.
begintime
hh:mm
00:00
6/6
Begin time of the weekly schedule.
endtime
hh:mm
24:00
6/6
End time of the weekly schedule.
(00:00 ~ 24:00 sets schedule as
always on)
action_cf_enable
0. 1
0
6/6
Enable media write on CF or other
local storage media
action_cf_folder
string[128]
NULL
6/6
Path to store media.
action_cf_media
NULL, 0~4
NULL
6/6
Index of the attached media.
action_cf_datefolder
<boolean>
0
6/6
Enable this to create folders by
date, time, and hour
automatically.
action_server_i<0~4>_e 0, 1
0
6/6
Enable or disable this server action.
NULL
6/6
Index of the attached media.
0
6/6
Enable this to create folders by
nable
action_server_i<0~4>_ NULL, 0~4
media
action_server_i<0~4>_ <boolean>
datefolder
date, time, and hour
automatically.
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Technical Specifications
Technical Specifications
System Information
CPU
Flash
RAM
Alarm and Event
Multimedia SoC (System-on-Chip)
128 MB
256 MB
Alarm Triggers
periodical trigger, system boot, recording notify, camera
tampering detection
Alarm Events
Camera Features
Image Sensor
Maximum Resolution
Lens Type
Focal Length
Aperture
Field of View
Shutter Time
Minimum Illumination
Pan/tilt/zoom
Functionalities
On-board Storage
1/4" CMOS sensor
1280x800
Vari-focal
f = 3 ~ 12 mm
F1.4 (wide), F3.2 (tele)
48.06° ~ 17.06° (horizontal)
28.97° ~ 10.76° (vertical)
55.62° ~ 19.76° (diagonal)
1/5 sec. to 1/32,000 sec.
0.5 Lux @ F1.4, 50 IRE
ePTZ:
16x digital zoom (4x on IE plug-in, 4x built-in)
MicroSD/SDHC card slot
Video
Compression
Maximum Frame Rate
Maximum Streams
S/N Ratio
Dynamic Range
Video Streaming
Image Settings
Video motion detection, manual trigger, digital input,
H.264, MJPEG & MPEG-4
H.264:
30 fps at 1280x800
MPEG-4:
30 fps at 1280x800
MJPEG:
30 fps at 1280x800
4 simultaneous streams
Above 53 dB
40 dB
Adjustable resolution, quality and bitrate
Adjustable image size, quality and bit rate
Time stamp, text overlay, flip & mirror
Configurable brightness, contrast, saturation,
sharpness, white balance, exposure control, gain,
backlight compensation, privacy masks
Scheduled profile settings
Event notification using digital output, HTTP, SMTP,
FTP and NAS server
File upload via HTTP, SMTP, FTP and NAS server
General
Connectors
RJ-45 cable connector for Network/PoE connection
Digital input*1
DC 12V power input
LED Indicator
System power and status indicator
Power Input
DC 12V
IEEE 802.3af PoE Class 1
Power Consumption
Max. 3.84 W
Dimensions
Ø: 109.5 mm x 90.5 mm
Weight
Net: 500 g
Safety Certifications
CE, LVD, FCC Class B, VCCI, C-Tick
Operating Temperature
-10°C ~ 50°C (14°F ~ 122°F)
Warranty
24 months
System Requirements
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000
Web Browser
Mozilla Firefox 7~10 (streaming only)
Internet Explorer 7.x or 8.x
Other Players
VLC: 1.1.11 or above
Quicktime: 7 or above
Included Accessories
CD
User's manual, quick installation guide, Installation
Wizard 2, ST7501 32-channel recording software
Others
Quick installation guide, warranty card, alignment
sticker, screws, software CD
Dimensions
Network
Users
Protocols
90.5 mm
Interface
ONVIF
Ø109.5 mm
Live viewing for up to 10 clients
IPv4, IPv6, TCP/IP, HTTP, HTTPS, UPnP,
RTSP/RTP/RTCP, IGMP, SMTP, FTP, DHCP, NTP,
DNS, DDNS, PPPoE, CoS, QoS, SNMP, 802.1X
10Base-T/100 BaseTX Ethernet (RJ-45)
Ver. 1.02
Intelligent Video
Video Motion Detection
Triple-window video motion detection
Compatible Accessories
Mounting Kits
Wireless
AM-214
AM-518
N600AG
L shape bracket
Dome adapter
Wireless access point
AM-517
AM-212
MS-POE-IJAF
Adaptor ring
Wall mount bracket
PoE injector, 802.3af compliant
PoE Kits
All specifications are subject to change without notice. Copyright © 2012 VIVOTEK INC. All rights reserved.
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Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC)
FCC Statement
This device compiles with FCC Rules Part 15. Operation is subject to the following two conditions.
■ This device may not cause harmful interference, and
■ This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired
operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant
to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency
energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference
to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a partial
installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which
can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following measures:
■ Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
■ Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
■ Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
■ Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Shielded interface cables must be used in order to comply with emission limits.
CE Mark Warning
This is a Class B product. In a domestic environment, this product may cause radio interference, in which
case the user may be required to take adequate measures.
VCCI Warning
この装置は、情報処理装置等電波障害自主規制協議会(VCCI)の基準にづくクラスB情報技術装置
です。この装置は、家庭環境で使用することを目的としていますが、この装置がラジオやテレビジョン
受信機に近接して使用されると、受信障害を引き起こすことがあります。
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to make changes to the product and manuals without prior notice. VIVOTEK Inc. makes no warranty
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