Cisco Systems Digital Camera User Manual

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Introducing Cisco VT Advantage

Congratulations on your purchase of Cisco VT Advantage. Cisco VT Advantage brings video telephony functionality to your Cisco IP Phone.

This guide provides information and instructions for installing

Cisco VT Advantage and the Cisco VT Camera. It includes these topics:

Getting Started

Installing Cisco VT Advantage

Using Your Cisco VT Camera

Using Cisco VT Advantage

Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information

Cisco One-Year Limited Hardware Warranty Terms

Getting Started

Check your Cisco VT Camera package and verify installation requirements before you begin the installation.


Cisco VT Camera Package

Review the following list to make sure you have received all the necessary items to install Cisco VT Advantage.

1 Cisco VT Camera with attached USB cable

1 flexible camera base

1 privacy shade

this Cisco VT Advantage Quick Start Guide

See Figure 1 in the “How to Set Up the Cisco VT Camera” section on page 5 for an illustration of the Cisco VT Camera components and connections. If you are missing any items, contact your system administrator before continuing with the installation.

Installation Requirements

Cisco VT Advantage is supported on the Cisco IP Phone 7970/7960/7940 series.

For the latest information about supported phone models and minimum PC requirements, contact your system administrator. If you are a system administrator or technician, information about Cisco VT Advantage network, PC, and other requirements is provided in the Cisco VT Advantage


Administration Guide, available at this URL: /index.htm

Verify the following before you begin installing Cisco VT Advantage and the Cisco VT Camera:

Ensure that your Cisco IP Phone is connected to your corporate telephony network. If your Cisco IP Phone is powered on and you can make voice calls, then you are properly connected.

Ensure that your Cisco IP Phone is video enabled. If the LCD screen on

your Cisco IP Phone displays this video icon on the status line, then your phone is video enabled. (If you do not see an icon similar to this one on your IP Phone, contact your system administrator.)

Ensure that a standard Ethernet cable is connected from your personal computer’s (PC) Ethernet input to the Access Port labelled “10/100 PC” on the back of your Cisco IP Phone. On most PCs, you can verify that this connection is working by the presence of a lit green LED at the point where the Ethernet cable plugs into the PC.


Ensure that your PC meets the following specifications:

PC Feature

Minimum Requirement



Operating system

Windows 2000 Professional with service



pack 3.0 or later


Windows XP Professional, with service



pack 1.0 or later




1.0 GHz or higher Pentium III or



compatible processor (Streaming SIMD



Extensions support required)


1.4 GHz or higher Pentium III or



compatible processor recommended




System memory

256 MB minimum




Free disk space

40 MB



USB port

At least 1 free USB (1.1 or 2.0 compliant)






Video display

Video capable graphics card at



800 x 600 x 16 bit or better




10/100 Mbit Ethernet NIC





Installing Cisco VT Advantage

Make sure you have read the “Getting Started” section on page 1 before you begin installing Cisco VT Advantage.

Installation Sequence

You must follow this sequence when installing Cisco VT Advantage:

1.First, remove the Cisco VT Camera parts from the packaging and set up the camera. See the “How to Set Up the Cisco VT Camera” section on page 5.

2.Second, install the Cisco VT Advantage software. See the “How To Install Cisco VT Advantage” section on page 9.

How to Set Up the Cisco VT Camera

Your system administrator or a technician will likely set up the

Cisco VT Camera. If that is not the case, setting up your camera is easy. See Figure 1, and the steps that follow.


Figure 1 Cisco VT Camera Components and Connections






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Cisco VT Camera


Flexible camera base






USB cable and connector


Opening on the bottom of the










Privacy shade (attaches to the


Tab on the flexible camera base




(snaps into the opening on the




bottom of the camera)







Caution Do not connect the camera to your PC until prompted to do so during the installation of the Cisco VT Advantage software.

1.Remove the camera, privacy shade, and the flexible camera base from the packaging.

2.Mount the camera on the flexible camera base:

a.Insert the protruding black plastic tab on the camera base into the opening on the bottom of the camera.

b.Snap the camera into place.

The camera will then be firmly connected to the flexible camera base.

3.Attach the privacy shade to the camera.


4.Position the camera on top of your PC monitor or flat panel screen, adjusting the flexible camera base as necessary. See Figure 2.

Figure 2 Cisco VT Camera Placed on PC Monitor



5.Now go to the “How To Install Cisco VT Advantage” section on page 9.


How To Install Cisco VT Advantage

Your system administrator will likely provide you with instructions about how to obtain the Cisco VT Advantage software and user guide at your site. If you did not receive those instructions, contact your system administrator.

Note Cisco VT Advantage supports only the Cisco VT Camera, and the Cisco VT Camera works only with the Cisco VT Advantage software.


Note You must be logged into Windows with Administrator authority to install Cisco VT Advantage.

Caution Donot connect the Cisco VT Camera to your PC until prompted to do so during the installation.


1.Close andExit any open applications on your PC, and then start the Cisco VT Advantage installation program.

2.Follow the on-screenprompts to complete the installation.

For more information about your Cisco VT Camera, see the “Using Your Cisco VT Camera” section on page 10. For more information about Cisco VT Advantage, see the“Using Cisco VT Advantage” section on page 12.

Using Your Cisco VT Camera

The camera is designed for optimal eye contact when placed on top of your PC monitor or flat panel screen. You might want to try out several different positions.

Cisco VT Camera Features

Figure 3 shows the features of your Cisco VT Camera.


Figure 3 Cisco VT Camera Features






















Privacy shade


Focus ring


Ready light








Tips for Positioning Your Cisco VT Camera

Place the camera in the middle of your PC monitor or flat panel screen, or on a table top, for optimal eye contact. Lift up the privacy shade.

Pivot the camera up or down, left or right, for the best position.

View live video to guide your focus adjustments. Rotate the focus ring (the black ring around the camera lens; see Figure 3) to get a sharp image.

To learn how to to adjust various settings for your Cisco VT Camera, such as brightness and contrast, refer to the Cisco VT Advantage User Guide, which is available from the Cisco VT Advantage link at: x.htm

Using Cisco VT Advantage

Cisco VT Advantage is easy to use and online help is available from the user interface. For complete information, refer to the Cisco VT Advantage User Guide at the URL cited above.


Regulatory Compliance and Safety


This section describes the regulatory compliance and safety information for the Cisco VT Camera.

Regulatory Compliance

The Cisco VT Camera meets the following regulatory compliance and safety standards:






Products shall bear CE Marking indicating


compliance with the 89/366/EEC and 73/23/EEC


directives, which includes the following safety and


EMC standards.




UL 60950


CAN/CSA-C22.2No. 60950


EN 60950


IEC 60950














FCC Part 15 (CFR 47) Class B


ICES-003Class B


EN55022 Class B


CISPR22 Class B


AS/NZS 3548 Class B


VCCI Class B


CNS 13438














FCC Class B Compliance

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B 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 generated, uses and can radiate radio frequency 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 particular 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. [cfr reference 15.105]


Canada Class B Notice

This Class ‘B’ digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.

Cet appareil numérique de la classe ‘B’ est conforme à la norme NMB-003du Canada.

Korea Class B Notice

Warning This is a Class B Device and is registered for EMC requirements for residential use. This device can be used not only in residential areas but in all other areas.


Declaration of Conformity for the European Community, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, Romania, and Liechtenstein

With regard to Directives 73/23/EEC and 89/336/EEC, as amended by Directive 93/68/EEC


This equipment is in compliance with the essential


requirements and other provisions of Directives 73/23/EEC and


89/336/EEC as amended by Directive 93/68/EEC.


Dette udstyr er i overensstemmelse med de ufravigelige hensyn


og andre bestemmelser i direktiv 73/23/EEC og 89/336/EEC som


ændred i direktiv 93/68/EEC.


Dieses Gerät entspricht den wesentlichen Anforderungen und


weiteren Bestimmungen der Richtlinien 73/23/EWG und


89/336/EWG mit der Ergänzung durch Richtlinie 93/68/EWG.


Este equipo cumple con los requisitos esenciales y otras


disposiciones de las Directrices 73/23/EEC y 89/336/EEC de


acuerdo a las modificaciones de la Directriz 93/68/EEC.



Cet appareil remplit les principales conditions requises et


autres dispositions des Directives 73/23/EEC et 89/336/EEC,


modifiées par la Directive 93/68/EEC.


Þessir búnaður samrýmist lögboðnum kröfum og öðrum


ákvæðum tilskipana 73/23/EBE og 89/336/EBE, með breytingum


skv. tilskipun 93/68/EBE.


Questa apparecchiatura è conforme ai requisiti essenziali e


altre disposizioni delle Direttive 73/23/EEC e 89/336/EEC


modificate con la Direttiva 93/68/EEC.


Deze apparatuur voldoet aan de belangrijkste eisen en andere


voorzieningen van richtlijnen 73/23/EEC en 89/336/EEC zoals


gewijzigd door richtlijn 93/68/EEC.


Dette utstyret samsvarer med de vesentligste kravene og andre


regler i direktivene 73/23/EEC og 89/336/EEC samt i


tilleggsdirektiv 93/68/EEC.


Este equipamento satisfaz os requisitos essenciais e outras


provisões das Directivas 73/23/EEC e 89/336/EEC, conforme


amendados pela Directiva 93/68/EEC.



Cisco VT Camera


Tämä laite on direktiivien 73/23/ETY ja 89/336/ETY (kuten


muutettu direktiivissä 93/68/ETY) keskeisten vaatimusten ja


määräysten mukainen.


Denna utrustning uppfyller de väsentliga kraven och andra


villkor i direktiven 73/23/EEC och 89/336/EEC enligt ändringarna i


direktiv 93/68/EEC.

Cisco One-YearLimited Hardware

Warranty Terms

There are special terms applicable to your hardware warranty and various services that you can use during the warranty period. Your formal Warranty Statement, including the warranties and license agreements applicable to


Cisco software, is available on Follow these steps to access and download the Cisco Information Packet and your warranty and license agreements from

1.Launch your browser, and go to this URL: The Warranties and License Agreements page appears.

2.To read the Cisco Information Packet, follow these steps:

a.Click the Information Packet Number field, and make sure that the part number78-5235-03A0is highlighted.

b.Select the language in which you would like to read the document.

c.Click Go.

The Cisco Limited Warranty and Software License page from the Information Packet appears.

d.Read the document online, or click the PDF icon to download and print the document in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF).

Note You must have Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print PDF files. You can download the reader from Adobe’s website:


3.To read translated and localized warranty information about your product, follow these steps:

a.Enter this part number in the Warranty Document Number field: 78-10747-01C0

b.Select the language in which you would like to view the document.

c.Click Go.

The Cisco warranty page appears.

d.Read the document online, or click the PDF icon to download and print the document in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF).

You can also contact the Cisco service and support website for assistance:

Duration of Hardware Warranty

One (1) Year


Replacement, Repair, or Refund Policy for Hardware

Cisco or its service center will use commercially reasonable efforts to ship a replacement part within ten (10) working days after receipt of a Return Materials Authorization (RMA) request. Actual delivery times can vary, depending on the customer location.

Cisco reserves the right to refund the purchase price as its exclusive warranty remedy.

To Receive a Return Materials Authorization (RMA)


Contact the company from whom you purchased the product. If you purchased the product directly from Cisco, contact your Cisco Sales and Service Representative.

Complete the information below, and keep it for reference.

Company product purchased from

Company telephone number

Product model number

Product serial number

Maintenance contract number