Intellinet Network Solutions INT-PSNC-UM-1106-06 User Manual

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PRO SERIES

Network Camera &

Video Server

USER MANUAL

INT-PSNC-UM-1106-06

 

Table of Contents

 

Safety and Regulatory Notices ....................................................................................................

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Section 1: Product Overview

 

1.1 About the Pro Series Network Cameras and Video Servers...........................................

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1.2

Main Features and Benefits ...........................................................................................

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Section 2: Physical Description

 

2.1

Package Contents ..........................................................................................................

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2.2

MPEG4 CCD Camera.....................................................................................................

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2.3MPEG4 CCD IR Camera……........................................................................................ 8

2.4Network Video Server…..……........................................................................................ 9

2.5Vandal-Proof Dome Camera …..................................................................................... 10

2.6JPEG CMOS Camera 550710 ….................................................................................. 11

Section 3: Installation Summary and Examples ........................................................................

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Section 4: Assigning an IP address and Accessing the Camera’s Homepage

 

4.1 Connecting the Camera to a PC ...................................................................................

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4.2

Setting Up the IP address Using IP Installer ...........................................................

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4.3

Accessing the Camera’s Homepage .............................................................................

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4.4

Homepage Options (MPEG4 Cameras).........................................................................

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4.5 Homepage Options (JPEG CMOS Camera 550710) ....................................................

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Section 5: Adjusting the Camera Lens

 

5.1

Adjusting the Focus .......................................................................................................

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5.2 Replacing the Lens ........................................................................................................

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Section 6: Administrator Menu

 

6.1

Overview of the Administrator Menu .............................................................................

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6.2 Image Configuration

 

6.2.1 MPEG4 CCD Cameras, Dome Cameras & Network Video Server..........................

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6.2.2MPEG4 CMOS Cameras ………………................................................................... 32

6.2.3JPEG CMOS Camera 550710 ….……..................................................................... 33

6.3Network Configuration

6.3.1 MPEG4 Cameras, Dome Cameras & Network Video Server...................................

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6.3.2JPEG CMOS Camera 550710 …………………………………….............................. 38

6.4User Configuration

6.4.1MPEG4 Cameras, Dome Cameras & Network Video Server ……........................... 39

6.4.2JPEG CMOS Camera 550710 ………………………………………........................... 40

6.5Event Trigger Configuration

6.5.1MPEG4 Cameras, Dome Cameras & Network Video Server ……........................... 41

6.5.2JPEG CMOS Camera 550710 ………………………………………........................... 45

6.6System Configuration

6.6.1MPEG4 Cameras, Dome Cameras & Network Video Server ……........................... 46

6.6.2JPEG CMOS Camera 550710 ………………………………………........................... 48

6.7Wireless Configuration

6.7.1Wireless Setup…..................................................................................................... 49

6.7.2Wireless Security Settings …………........................................................................ 49

Section 7: PoE Support..............................................................................................................

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Section 8: Multi-Viewer Software................................................................................................

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Section 9: ETSP Client Software................................................................................................

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Section 10: RTSP Video Playback.............................................................................................

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Section 11: SSL Encryption / Access via HTTPS.......................................................................

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Section 12: Remote Access to a Camera & Router Setup……................................................. 67

Section 13: Developer Information

 

13.1Software Development Kit (SDK)…………………………............................................. 71

13.2Direct Access to Internal JPEG…………………………............................................... 72

13.3 Motion-JPEG Access (MPEG4/M-JPEG models only) ...............................................

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Appendix A: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).......................................................................

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Appendix B: Accessing the Camera via HyperTerminal…………………................................. 79

Appendix C: Troubleshooting.....................................................................................................

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Appendix D: Utilizing IP addresses on a Local Network………….............................................. 83

Appendix E: Updating Firmware.................................................................................................

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Appendix F: The I/O Connector .................................................................................................

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Appendix G: Dynamic Domain Name System (DDNS)..............................................................

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Appendix H: Reinstating the Factory Default Settings................................................................

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Appendix I: Glossary of Terms .................................................................................................

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Appendix J: Product Specifications…………………………........................................................ 95

Thank you for purchasing this INTELLINET NETWORK SOLUTIONS™ Pro Series Network Camera or Network Video Server. This user manual includes instructions for using and managing the camera on your network. Networking experience will be helpful when setting up and using this product. Updated versions of this document will be posted to www.networkipcamera.com as they become available.

Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC)

This equipment generates 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 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:

-Re-orient or relocate the receiving antenna.

-Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.

-Connect the equipment to an outlet on a different circuit than the receiver.

-Consult your dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.

-Check that shielded (STP) network cables are being used with this unit to ensure compliance with EMC standards.

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B computing device pursuant to Subpart B of Part 15 of FCC rules, which are designed to provide reasonable protection against such interference when operated in a commercial environment.

Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause interference, in which case the user, at his own expense, will be required to take whatever measures may be required to correct the interference. This digital equipment fulfills the requirements for radiated emission according to limit B of EN55022/1998, and the requirements for immunity according to EN55024/1998 residential, commercial and light industry.

Safety

This equipment complies with EN 60950, Safety of Information Technology equipment.

Radio Transmission Regulatory Information

This equipment generates and radiates radio frequency energy, and must be installed and operated while maintaining a minimum body-to-camera distance of 3 feet (1 meter). Tested to comply with FCC Standards FOR HOME OR OFFICE USE.

This product must be installed and used in strict accordance with the instructions given in the user documentation.

This product complies with the following radio frequency and safety standards:

Europe - EU Declaration of Conformity. This device complies with the requirements of the R&TTE Directive 1999/5/EC with essential test suites as per standards EN 301489: General EMC requirements for radio equipment; and ETS 300328: Technical requirements for radio equipment.

USA - Federal Communications Commission (FCC): This device complies with Part 15 of FCC Rules. Operation of the device is subject to the following two conditions:

1.This device may not cause harmful interference.

2.This device must accept any interference that may cause undesired operation.

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Video Standard and Product Classification

As the video standard varies from country to country, users are asked to check it first and choose the right model. The two most common video standards used are NTSC and PAL. NTSC is the video system or standard used in North America and most of South America. In NTSC, 30 frames are transmitted each second. Each frame is made up of 525 individual scan lines. PAL is the predominant video system or standard mostly used overseas. In PAL, 25 frames are transmitted each second. Each frame is made up of 625 individual scan lines.

These are the products represented in this user manual:

550710: JPEG CMOS Network Camera for NTSC & PAL standards 503181: Wired MPEG4/JPEG CCD Network Camera for NTSC standard 550796: Wired MPEG4/JPEG CCD Network Camera for PAL standard 550253: Wireless MPEG4/JPEG CCD Network Camera for NTSC standard 550178: Wireless MPEG4/JPEG CCD Network Camera for PAL standard 550314: Wired MPEG4/JPEG CCD IR Network Camera for NTSC standard 550291: Wired MPEG4/JPEG CCD IR Network Camera for PAL standard

550321: Wireless MPEG4/JPEG CCD IR Network Camera for NTSC standard 550307: Wireless MPEG4/JPEG CCD IR Network Camera for PAL standard

550468: 2.0 Megapixel Wired MPEG4/JPEG CMOS Network Camera for NTSC & PAL standards 550482: 2.0 Megapixel Wireless MPEG4/JPEG CMOS Network Camera for NTSC & PAL standards 550376: Wired MPEG4/JPEG Network Video Server for NTSC & PAL standards

550420: Vandal-Proof Dome Camera for NTSC standard 550406: Vandal-Proof Dome Camera for PAL standard 550444: Vandal-Proof Dome Camera for NTSC standard 550413: Vandal-Proof Dome Camera for PAL standard

To determine your video standard, refer to the lists below.

PAL: Afghanistan, Algeria, Argentina, Austria, Australia, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, China, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Liberia, Malaysia, Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, New Guinea, Pakistan, Singapore, South Africa, Southwest Africa, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, Uganda, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, Yugoslavia, Zambia

NTSC: Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Japan, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, South Korea, Taiwan, USA.

Users are asked to read the following before using the Pro Series Network Camera.

Important Notices

1.Camera surveillance laws may differ for each country. Contact the local authorities to avoid any surveillance law violations.

2.Note that the CCD lens that comes with the Pro Series Network Camera can be damaged permanently if exposed to direct sunlight. If your application demands prolonged exposure to sunlight, you should consider equipping it with a sun visor.

3.The Pro Series Network Camera is not weatherproof. Be aware of environmental specifications included in the manual. For outdoor use, use a weatherproof case to protect the camera from water, moisture or temperature (higher or lower than specifications).

For camera cleaning, gently wipe with a clean, dry cloth.

4.Be sure to use only the DC adapter provided with your camera. Connecting the camera directly to AC current may cause electrical damage to the camera.

5.Be careful when handling the camera. Physical shocks can cause serious damage.

6.Be sure to mount the camera securely to avoid any personal injuries. Keep the camera out of reach of children.

7.If the camera does not operate properly, contact your local distributor. Do not disassemble the product, as that may void the warranty.

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1: Product Overview

1.1 About the Pro Series Network Cameras and Video Servers

The Pro Series Network Cameras and Network Video Server are all-in-one networking devices that contain a digital color camera (or a connection for analog CCTV cameras), a powerful Web server, an optimized embedded operating system, hardware for image compression and a physical Ethernet connection. The products do not need any additional software or hardware. Simply provide power, connect an Ethernet cable and view from any computer on the network. For the Network Video Server, you need a conventional CCTV camera as your video input source.

The INTELLINET NETWORK SOLUTIONS Pro Series Network Cameras and Network Video Servers are ideal for surveillance applications that require high-quality, full-motion video and audio, as well as comparatively low bandwidth demands on the network. These products provide an easy user interface for remote access to receive the optimal synchronized video and audio from anywhere, anytime over the Internet with the popular Internet Explorer Web browser, as easy as surfing any regular Web sites. More than just a high-performance network camera, the Pro Series Network Cameras and Network Video Server also offer many advanced features to provide solutions such as remote surveillance, home/business security, audio/video conferencing, motion detection and more. NOTE: This user manual includes the Network Video Server whenever it refers to Pro Series Network Cameras.

1.2 Main Features and Benefits

Convenient Operation

The Pro Series Network Camera does not need any additional software or interaction with any other server. The only software needed is a common Web browser, such as Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.x or above.

Open Standards

The Pro Series Network Camera supports TCP/IP networking, SMTP e-mail, FTP, HTTP and other Internet-related protocols. The camera can be used in a mixed operating system environment with Windows, Unix, Mac and OS/2. It integrates easily into other www/Intranet applications and CGI scripts.

Simple Administration

Using a standard Web browser, you can configure and manage the Pro Series Network Camera directly from its own embedded Web pages. The embedded operating system is upgradeable through the network; check with your local INTELLINET NETWORK SOLUTIONS dealer for firmware upgrades.

External Devices

The auxiliary Input/Output connector on the camera allows you to connect to a variety of external devices, such as IR sensors, switches and alarm relays.

Security

Your Pro Series Network Camera includes a self-contained Web server, which means that digital images can be secured like any other Internet host. Your network administrator, using the unit’s security settings in combination with an organization’s Internet firewall, normally implements data protection. The administrator can decide whether individuals, groups or the whole world may access the camera. The Pro Series Network Camera supports multi-user password protection.

Compression and Performance

With a variable frame rate dependent on the image quality and bit rate, the camera delivers MPEG4 video at up to 30 images per second.

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Dual Mode Compression (only certain models)

For application providers, system integrators and other APs, this camera supports three types of video: 1) MPEG4 video; 2) M-JPEG compression; and 3) MPEG4+M-JPEG mode.

Full Duplex Two-Way Audio (only certain models)

Full duplex two-way audio is available by connecting an external microphone and speaker to the camera.

IEEE 802.3af Standard PoE (Power over Ethernet) Supported

Software

IP Installer for quick installation

Multi-Viewer for viewing four cameras in a screen

ETSP Client Motion Detection Recording Utility

Check http://www.networkipcamera.com for latest versions.

2: Physical Description

2.1 Package Contents

Check all items packed inside the box as listed below.

 

ITEM

 

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

Network Camera or Video Server

 

MPEG4 Network Camera

 

 

 

 

 

Installation CD

 

IP Installer, upgrade program,

 

 

manual, Multi-Viewer, etc.

 

 

 

 

Power Supply

 

AC power adapter and power cord

 

 

 

 

 

Stand

 

Wall & table stand*

 

 

 

 

 

Connection

 

RS-232 cable

 

Cable

 

 

 

 

 

User Manual

 

Hard-copy book

 

 

 

 

* You can use a standard camera stand or tripod for the Pro Series (MPEG4) Network Camera.

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2.2 MPEG4 CCD and CMOS Camera

Front View

Network Activity LED

 

Power LED

 

 

 

Operating Status LED

Power LED (Red): Once power is supplied to the camera, the red LED will light.

Operating Status LED (Green): This LED indicates the camera’s operating status. Once power is supplied, the LED lights and then blinks once every second as long as the video is transmitted on the network during normal operation. When there is no video transmission, the LED stops blinking. Under an event-trigger situation, the green LED becomes red and blinks rapidly. During simultaneous operation of event-trigger capture and video monitoring, it blinks rapidly and alternates between red and green. When you click the "camera off" button in the administrator’s menu, the green LED turns yellow, which shows that your IP camera has stopped transmitting video and audio.

Network Activity LED (Yellow): This LED indicates network activity. When lit, the network is up and running; when off, the network is down and not working.

Rear View

 

 

 

Wireless Antenna

 

 

 

 

 

 

(wireless models)

 

Mini DIN for RS-232

Power Connector

 

 

 

 

Communication

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Network Connector

 

 

 

 

GPIO Connector

 

 

 

External

 

External

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Speaker

 

Microphone

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Power Connector: Only use the supplied AC adapter to avoid any possible damage from electric shock.

Network Connector: Connect 10Base-T Ethernet or 100Base-TX Fast Ethernet cable. GPIO Connector: To connect external devices such as infrared sensors, alarms or motion detectors (refer to Appendix F: I/O Connector).

Mini DIN Connector: To connect external devices such as the external zoom/focus lens mechanism, or to connect directly to a serial port for camera configuration via HyperTerminal. SPK: Use to connect to an external speaker for audio communication. The audio sent over the network from a connected client computer can be delivered through this externally connected speaker.

MIC: The external microphone for audio input. The live audio can be captured and transmitted to the connected camera client via the use of this MIC.

NOTE: The Pro Series Network Camera is compatible with 3.5mm stereo microphones. If you are a 3.5mm mono microphone user, use the included 3.5mm stereo plug to two 3.5mm mono jack converter. Then you can utilize two mono microphones simultaneously.

RESET: Restore the factory default settings.

2.3 MPEG4 CCD IR Camera

Infrared Emitter Diodes

LEDs automatically turn on in the dark.

Light Sensor

Measures the light level and activates the IR LEDs in the dark.

The IR camera has the exact same connectors and LEDs as the standard models. The difference is the lens and the CCD image sensor.

Image captured during daytime (left) and nighttime (right)

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2.4 Network Video Server

Video Input: To input video signal through a coaxial cable

Video Output: To output video signal through a coaxial cable.

Video Input

Video Output

On Air

Network LED

Power LED

On Air LED (Green): This LED indicates the Video Servers operating status. Once power is supplied, the LED lights and then blinks once every second as long as the video is transmitted on the network during normal operation. When there is no video transmission, the LED stops blinking. Under an event-trigger situation, the green LED becomes red and blinks rapidly. During simultaneous operation of event-trigger capture and video monitoring, it blinks rapidly and alternates between red and green. When you click "Video Server off" in the administrator’s menu, this green LED turns yellow, which shows that the IP Video Server has stopped transmitting video and audio.

Network Activity LED (Yellow): This LED indicates network activity. When lit, the network is up and running; when off, the network is down and not working.

Power LED (Red): Once power is supplied to the Video Server, the red LED will light.

Power Connector: Only use the supplied AC adapter to avoid any possible damage from electric shock.

RESET: Restore the factory default settings.

Power

I/O Connector

Ethernet

Mini-DIN Connector

Reset

Speaker Out

Microphone In

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I/O Connector: To connect external devices such as infrared sensors, alarms or motion detectors (refer to Appendix F: I/O Connector).

Ethernet (Network Connector): Connect 10Base-T Ethernet or 100Base-TX Fast Ethernet cable.

SPK: Use to connect to an external speaker for audio communication. The audio sent over the network from a connected Video Server client can be delivered through this externally connected speaker.

MIC: The external microphone for audio input. The live audio can be captured and transmitted to the connected Video Server client by using of this port.

Mini-DIN Connector: To connect external devices such as the external zoom/focus lens mechanism, or to connect directly to a serial port for Video Server configuration via HyperTerminal.

2.5 Vandal Proof Dome Camera Front View

(model shown: Day/Night version)

Dome Glass

Clear dome bubble.

Tamper-proof screws

A special wrench is included in the product packaging to open the top cover in order to adjust the position of the lens.

Vandal-proof dome housing

Shock-resistant housing protects the dome camera.

Infrared Emitter Diodes

LEDs automatically turn on in the dark.

Vari-focal lens 4-9 mm

Adjust focus and field of view (see Hardware Installation guide for additional information).

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Rear View

Terminal Block

6-pin input/output for external alarm devices and sensors

RJ-45 Network Connector

IEEE802.3af PoE-compliant

network connector.

Power connector

12 V DC power input for non-PoE installations.

BNC Loop-through port

Analog video output signal for CCTV systems and monitors.

Audio IN/OUT Connector for active speakers and high-gain microphones and line in sources

2.6 JPEG CMOS Camera 550710

Front/Top View

Image Capture LED

Flashes when image data is transmitted over the network.

Network Activity LED

Solid green indicates an active network link, flashing green indicates data traffic.

Power LED

Flashes once every second during normal operation.

Operation Status LED

Flashes once every second during normal operation.

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Rear View

RS232 Connector

Serial port connection for

HyperTerminal access; See

Appendix B.

Network Connector

 

Power Connector

Connect 10Base-T Ethernet or

 

Input connector for external

100Base-TX Fast Ethernet

 

12 V DC Power supply.

cable.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Terminal Block

Connect external devices such as sensors and alarm devices, or power external devices through the camera; See Appendix F for details.

3: Installation Summary and Examples

1.Connect the Ethernet and power to the Pro Series Network Camera.

2.Install and launch the IP Installer program on the enclosed CD.

3.Assign an IP address and network settings.

4.Securely mount the camera. Owners of the indoor fixed dome camera need to refer to the included Hardware Installation guide.

5.Adjust the lens focus.

Installation Example: Wired Camera

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Installation Example: Wireless Camera

Installation Example: Network Video Server

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4: Assigning an IP Address and Accessing the Camera’s Homepage

4.1 Connecting the Camera to a PC

Connect with a direct cable (non-crossover UTP cable) when connecting the camera to a switch, hub or router.

Connect with a crossover UTP cable when connecting the camera to a PC.

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4.2 Setting up the IP Address Using IP Installer

To access the camera, you need to assign an appropriate network IP address.

Run the IP address installation program (IP Installer.exe) on a PC that is connected to the same local network as the camera.

You can download IP Installer from http://www.networkipcamera.com. IP Installer is compatible with Windows 9x, Me, 2000, XP and Vista.

1. Run IP Installer after the camera is booted (wait until the Operating Status LED blinks every second).

2. Once IP Installer is run, the panel shows every camera connected on the local network.

From the cameras listed, select one to assign a new IP address (every Pro Series Network Camera has a factory default IP address).

NOTE: The MAC address can be found on the underside label of the camera. To choose a camera, click on its MAC address on the list.

3. Enter the administrator ID and password in the blank (default ID and password are both “admin") to assign or change the IP address for the camera and setup.

4.Enter the IP address, gateway address, subnet mask address, DNS server address and server IP address assigned by the network administrator. (When the addresses are not assigned properly, you cannot access the camera.) The server IP address does not need to be filled out at this time.

5.After entering all addresses for the camera, click on "Change Network Configurations."

The message shows up if all the information is set up properly. Then click the "OK" button.

NOTE: After changing the network configuration, it may take a little time to reboot the camera in order to access the camera’s homepage.

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4.3 Accessing the Camera’s Homepage

Access the camera to monitor real-time images over the Internet and configure the camera settings through any standard Web browser on a local or remote network. The following Web browsers are supported.

-MS Internet Explorer 5.x, 6.x and 7.x (ActiveX + Java)

-MOZILLA Firefox 1.x., 2.x (Java)

-MOZILLA 1.x (Java)

-Opera (Java)

-Konqueror (Java)

The INTELLINET NETWORK SOLUTIONS Pro Series Network Camera supports two connection methods: ActiveX for Microsoft's Internet Explorer users on Windows systems; and Java for all other Web browsers and operating systems, including MacOS and Linux, and Windows when using a different Web browser than MS Internet Explorer.

ActiveX offers faster performance and enhanced features, such as video recording via Web browser and two-way audio. Using ActiveX, however, requires the user to be logged in as a computer administrator. Not everybody has this ability. Furthermore, ActiveX is often banned from use in corporate environments for security reasons.

Java represents the universal alternative to ActiveX. It can be used on nearly all common computer operating systems and with almost any common Web browser. The camera primarily supports Java by Sun Microsystems, but it is also compatible to Microsoft's Java VM. Sun's Java can be downloaded from http://www.java.com.

Note: In order to utilize Java, the camera must be operating in JPG Stream mode (see section 6.6 System Configuration).

Before you attempt to connect to the camera with your Web browser, make sure that your setup meets the following requirements:

a)You have assigned a valid IP address to your camera. The IP address of the camera is in the same subnet as your computer.

b)You use MS Internet Explorer and have admin authority to install the ActiveX control.

c)You chose to access the camera using Java and have either Java version (SUN or Microsoft) installed in your computer.

Starting the Web Browser

Start your Web browser, entering your camera’s IP address on the address bar in order to access the login page. The default IP address is 192.168.1.221.

Login Page

After you open the camera address, you will be connected to the login page of the camera. The login page looks slightly different, depending on the Web browser you are using, and depending on the streaming mode the camera is set to (see section 6.6 System Configuration).

Below is an overview of the different login screens and stream modes.

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MS Internet Explorer – JPEG Stream Mode

Both options, ActiveX and Java, are available in this operational mode. If you can run and install ActiveX controls, you should select ActiveX as your preferred viewing program, as it offers higher frame rates and better functions.

MS Internet Explorer – MPEG4 Stream Mode

Java is not available in MPEG4 Stream mode and the option is therefore grayed-out.

Non-MS Internet Explorer – JPEG Stream Mode

Java is the only choice given.

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Non-MS Internet Explorer – MPEG4 Stream Mode

Java is the only choice given, but the warning message tells you that even though you are able to login you won't be able to see the live image. You still can access the administration menu to make changes to the settings.

Camera model 550710 does not support MPEG4 streaming and the options shown above do not apply. The other options are described below.

Username and Password

Enter a username and password to access the camera. The camera has two default user accounts.

. Administrator account: View live image and change the camera settings. Username: admin / Password: admin

. Guest account: View the live image, but no access to any camera settings. Username: guest / Password: guest

Behind a Firewall

If your PC is connected to a network with a firewall, you may not view real-time video properly because the video TCP port is blocked.

The camera operates on two important ports. One port is the Web server port (default = 80). The other port is the image transfer port (default = 40001). The camera sends the user interface pages (such as the login page) via TCP/IP port 80 and the image stream through the Image Transfer Port 40001. If for whatever reasons the camera cannot send you data via the Image Transfer Port (e.g., because the port may be blocked on the client computer) or, in case you access the camera remotely over the Internet, the port may not be properly opened and forwarded in the router, and you will not be able to see the live image of the camera.

A blocked image transfer port is the most common cause for display problems.

As a rule:

Whenever you can see the login page in your Web browser but no live video shows up on the main camera live screen, you should activate this option.

Web Server Port 80

Client Computer

Access via

Web Browser

Image Transfer Port 40001

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ActiveX Installation for MS Explorer Users (automatic)

The first time you login to the camera using ActiveX, you are notified that a required plug-in / ActiveX control is required. You need to allow the installation of ActiveX by clicking "Yes" to the question "Do you want to install the program?" on the pop-up window. The installation will then take place. It is normal for this process to take up to 30 seconds. After the installation you will be taken to the Network Camera Homepage.

If you do not see the message concerning the ActiveX installation, this can have different causes:

-you are not logged in to your computer as an administrator

-the security settings on your system (Internet Options) prevent the installation of signed ActiveX controls

ActiveX Installation for MS Explorer Users (manual)

If the ActiveX program fails to install automatically, you can install it manually. Administrator rights are still required.

First you need to download M4Viewer.exe from the Web site www.networkipcamera.com. You can find the link on the login page of the camera. (Note: If you experience difficulty with the automatic ActiveX Control installation, click here to download and install the ActiveX plug-in manually.)

Save M4Viewer.exe on the computer's hard drive. Once the download is completed, you need to run the program by double-clicking it.

You may see the following message:

Click on "Run" to proceed with the installation.

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Click "Next" to continue with the installation.

When you see the message above, you have successfully installed the ActiveX control. Restart MS Internet Explorer and re-connect to the camera.

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4.4 Homepage Options (MPEG4 Cameras)

Once the login procedure is complete, you can view the Pro Series (MPEG4) Network Camera homepage. Below is an overview of the different pages for the different models for both Java and ActiveX.

MPEG4 CCD Cameras - Java version

MPEG4 CCD Cameras - ActiveX version

MPEG4 CMOS Cameras with Digital Pan Tilt Zoom - Java version

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MPEG4 CMOS Cameras with Digital Pan Tilt Zoom - ActiveX version

Video Size

You can select a viewing image size from 0.5 to 2. This function represents a digital zoom. It does not change the physical resolution of the image. At high resolution (D1) the options "x1.5" and "x2" are not available.

Audio

Select audio "on" for starting audio communication; select "off" to stop audio communication over the network with the external microphone and speaker connected to the camera.

If Audio is deactivated in the system settings of the camera, clicking the "on" button results in the error "Audio is disabled by Admin."

Save Snapshot

To save only one image, press "Save Snapshot" and then select a folder. The image is saved as a JPEG file (with the default file name composed of the date and time: image_yyyy_mm_dd_hh_mm_ss.jpg).

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Record Video

Users can save real-time images from the camera on a PC. Click "Start," then select the folder to save the images in. (The image is saved as an AVI file.) Once the camera starts to save images, the green LED indicator will start blinking. To stop saving, click "Stop" and the LED indicator will stop blinking. You can view a saved image with Windows Media Player or RealTime. For the initial playback of a saved image, click "Install XviD."

NOTE: In Record Video mode, the video recording will be saved into a file different name every 20 minutes (for example: file name 2002_04_22_15_00, file name 2002_04_22_15_20…).

If you assign the file name in the first instance, not using default file name, the file name for the first 20 minutes will be the assigned name but the names of subsequent files are composed as "user assigned name_ yyyymmdd_hhmmss.avi."

Administrator Menu

This button is for accessing the administration menu. However, only the user who has authority as an administrator can access the page with administrator’s ID and password (see Configuring Administration Menu).

Logout

User can go back to the Login page by using the "Logout" button.

Connected Clients

Shows how many users are currently viewing the camera image.

Install XviD

In order to view the video, you have recorded in your computer, the XviD codec must be installed. If the video does not play back correctly in Windows Media Player, you will need to install the XviD codec on your system. The link on the camera homepage lets you download the XviD installer to your computer. You then need to install the codec and restart your computer. After that, your computer will play back the recorded camera video with Windows Media Player.

1.Download the file to the computer.

2.Run the installer and follow the instructions on the screen.

Pan & Tilt (only certain models)

With these buttons, you can control the digital Pan Tilt Zoom of the camera. Click on "TELE" to zoom in to the image and use the direction buttons to change the viewing area. Click on "WIDE" to zoom out to see the entire image.

This function is only available in the MPEG4 CMOS camera models.

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4.5 Homepage Options (JPEG CMOS Camera 550710)

The camera homepage of the 550710 camera looks different than the screens of the other models; however, most functions work the same.

Expansion

You can select a viewing image size from 0.5 to 2. This function represents a digital zoom. It does not change the physical resolution of the image. At high resolution (VGA) the options "x1.5" and "x2" are not available.

Frame rate

You can control the frame rate of the video with this option. Different values are available, starting at "0.1 fps" (one image every 10 seconds) ending at "fastest" (max. 30 fps).

Show Only Image

This option is only available when using Windows / MS Internet Explorer and ActiveX. Clicking this button opens a pop-up window showing the camera live image without any additional graphics.

The other options are identical to the MPEG4 camera models (see pages 21 – 23).

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5: Adjusting the Camera Lens

5.1 Adjusting the Focus

To get the finest image, adjust the lens focus according to your environment. Before adjusting, turn the set screw counterclockwise, then turn the lens in either direction till you get the most well-defined image edges while viewing the picture quality on your Web browser. When you finish adjusting the lens, turn the set screw clockwise to fix it in place.

Set Screw

Turn this part either clockwise or counterclockwise to adjust the lens focus.

Turn this part counterclockwise (with the lens facing you) to unscrew the lens for replacement.

NOTE: Do not force the lens beyond either the clockwise or counterclockwise limit. Also, a good level of focus is normally achievable throughout several planes within the camera’s focusing spectrum. Since optimum focusing is dependent upon the camera’s field of view, it is important to scan the focusing plane from the closest to furthest perspectives before attempting any finetuning.

5.2 Replacing the Lens

The Pro Series Network Camera is designed with a CS mount. The lens supplied with your product can be replaced with any standard C or CS lens, typically used within the surveillance industry. Follow the instructions below to replace the supplied lens with any C- or CS-type lens.

1.Unscrew the camera lens by turning the lens counterclockwise (see above).

2.For C lens only: Attach the new lens to a C-CS adapter.

3.Screw the new lens onto the camera. If applicable, adjust the iris according to the prevailing light conditions.

4.Focus the lens as instructed above.

5.Reload your Web browser and monitor the results from the product homepage.

NOTE: The Night Vision Infrared Camera is equipped with a special lens which cannot be replaced and must not be removed.

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6: Administrator Menu

You can control the configurations of the camera using the administrator tools, which can be accessed only by an authorized user. If non-authorized users try gaining access, you may see a warning message "You are not an administrator."

6.1 Overview of the Administration Menu

The table below provides a one-step overview of the Administrator Tools:

 

Image Configuration

 

 

To Configure compression rate, image size, brightness, contrast, etc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Network Configuration

 

 

To configure camera IP, Web server port, image transfer port

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

User Configuration

 

 

To configure user ID and password

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

System Configuration

 

 

To configure the camera name, location and time settings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Event Trigger Configuration

 

 

To configure trigger condition, image capture option, trigger output,

 

 

 

 

etc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wireless Configuration

 

 

To configure wireless parameters such as wireless mode, SSID,

 

 

(wireless models only)

 

 

encryption, etc.

 

 

Return to Live View

 

 

To go back to the monitoring page

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOTE: It is highly recommended that you change the administrator password for your camera as soon as possible to prevent unauthorized users from accessing the administrator menu. You can change the administrator password in the User Configuration.

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6.2 Image Configuration

6.2.1 MPEG4 CCD Cameras, Dome Cameras and Network Video Server

Rate Control

The bit rate used in video encoding has a direct impact on the video quality and the bandwidth used to stream video over the network. As opposed to constant bit rate (CBR), VBR files vary the amount of output data per time segment. VBR allows a higher bit rate (and therefore more storage space) to be allocated to the more complex segments of media files while less space is allocated to less complex segments. The advantages of VBR are that it produces a better quality-to-space ratio compared to a CBR file of the same size. The bits available are used more flexibly to encode the sound or video data more accurately, with fewer bits used in less demanding passages and more bits used in difficult-to-encode passages.

CBR is the best option, if you have to limit the bandwidth available to the camera; e.g., in order to save valuable bandwidth in busy networks.

Quality

This option is available when selecting the VBR rate control. Define the quality of the video output by assigning a value ranging from "1" = best quality to "31" = worst quality. Good values are 4 or 5, as they provide a good image quality at a relatively low network bandwidth usage.

Bit Rate

Set the target bit rate of the encoding video. This option is available in CBR mode only. You can set the bit rate values from 30 kbps up to 9000 kbps at an interval of 300 kbps. A higher bit rate ensures higher quality of the live video at the expense of more network bandwidth usage.

Controlling the maximum bit rate is good for controlling the bandwidth used by the MPEG4 video stream. As the bit rate is fixed, the frame rate and image quality can be affected adversely. The image quality can be reduced if complex image material requires more bandwidth than allowed by the bit rate settings.

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Lowest Bit Rate/Quality -> smallest network bandwidth usage

Above image illustrates the effects of lowering the video quality. You have full control over the amount of bandwidth the camera can use, to the point where it becomes difficult to identify any objects in the image due to heavy compression damage.

Highest Bit Rate/Quality -> highest network bandwidth usage:

The effects of compression are minimal at the best image quality settings. The bandwidth usage of the camera at this setting can be up to 8 Mbps.

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Resolution

Select the resolution for output video. Pro Series CCD Network Cameras support three types of image resolution. NTSC: D1 (720x480), VGA (640x480) and CIF (352x240); PAL: D1 (720x576), VGA (640x576) and CIF (352x288). The Digital PTZ CMOS camera supports 720x480, 640x480, 352x240 and 320x240 pixel image resolution.

Frame Rate

Select the frame rate according to your preference. The higher value of frame rate ensures smoother video; but the higher the frame rate, the larger the network bandwidth usage.

GOP

Set the size of GOP (group of pictures). MPEG4 video stream consists of continuous GOP, and one GOP consists of one "I" frame plus "P" frames. This value equals the period of one "I" frame. The more the GOP size, the less network bandwidth will be occupied. Higher GOP values will save considerable network bandwidth, but at the expense of image quality. The default value is "5" and works fine for most applications.

Display Name/Location Stamp

Select "On" to display the camera name and location at the top of the transmitted images.

Display Time/Date Stamp

Select "On" to display the camera time and date at the top of the transmitted images.

Video without Name/Location Stamp and Time/Date Stamp

Video with Name/Location Stamp, but without Time/Date Stamp

Video with Name/Location Stamp and Time/Date Stamp

Vertical Flip and Horizontal Flip

Use these options in order to flip the video horizontally and/or vertically.

NOTE: These options only affect the live image shown in the Web browser, but not any video which the camera has uploaded to an FTP server or has sent out via e-mail.

For ceiling mount installation, use the top tripod mounting hole instead of the image flip option.

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De-Interlace

Interlaced video is composed of two fields that are captured at different moments in time. When displayed on a typical computer screen, interlaced video frames will exhibit motion artifacts when both fields are combined and displayed at the same moment (today's computer screens are progressive scan monitors which display the image line by line from top to bottom without interlacing). These motion artifacts are visible in the form of horizontal lines. See below:

De-interlacing reduces the effects of interlacing through methods of interpolation. See below:

NOTE: De-interlacing is only active for ActiveX / MS Internet Explorer. Java does not support it.

Brightness

Set the image brightness. A higher number equates to brighter video (input 0 to 255).

Contrast

Set the image contrast in the range of 0 to 200.

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Hue

Most sources of visible light contain energy over a band of wavelengths. Hue is the wavelength within the visible-light spectrum at which the energy output from a source is greatest. Normally there is no need to change the default value (8), but if you wish to experiment with different hue values to achieve different effects, the camera offers 15 values to choose from.

Examples of different Hue Values (from left to right: 0, 4, 8, 10). Actual results may vary, depending on the camera model.

Saturation

Set the saturation value of images. Higher saturation values generate deeper colors (input values ranging from 0 to 255).

Examples of different Saturation Values (from left to right: 0, 128, 255). Actual results may vary, depending on the camera model.

Color Killer

Enabling this will switch the image into gray (monochrome) format. Disabling this option sets the images at their original color.

Load Default Values

Set the image configuration as default values.

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6.2.2 MPEG4 CMOS Cameras

The basic options are the same, except for the ones mentioned below:

Auto Exposure

Enable or disable the Auto Exposure. The exposure target can be used to define the brightness of the image. 128 is the default value. The higher the value, the brighter the image.

Minimum Image Sensor Rate

Here you can define the minimum frame rate of the image sensor. "Variable" is the default value and best suited for most applications as it adjusts the frame rate according to the available light levels while providing the best possible image quality.

Auto White Balance

Enable or disable Auto White Balance. If set to "disable," you can manually control the amount of red, green and blue color in the input fields below.

Saturation

Set the saturation value of images. Higher saturation values generate deeper colors (input values ranging from 0 to 9).

Sharpness

This value lets you control the sharpness of the image. Lower values generate a smoother image; higher values generate a crisper image.

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6.2.3 JPEG CMOS Camera 550710

Compression Rate

You can set the image compression rate here. A value of "10" equals the best possible compression. Value "1" offers the best image quality. It is recommended to use compression values of 8 – 10 for best results.

Image Size

Select the resolution for output video. The Pro Series Network Camera 550710 supports three types of image resolution: 160 x 120 pixel, 320 x 240 pixel and 640 x 480 pixel.

Vertical Flip and Horizontal Flip

Use these options in order to flip the video horizontally and/or vertically.

NOTE: These options only affect the live image shown in the Web browser, but not any images which the camera uploads to an FTP server or sends out via e-mail.

Display Time/Date Stamp

Select "On" to display the camera time and date at the top of the transmitted images.

Brightness Mode

There are two modes to choose from: "Auto" and "Manual." When set to "Auto," the camera will automatically adjust to changing light conditions. In manual mode, however, you can control the brightness value by entering values from 0 to 255 in the field below.

Contrast

Set the image contrast. The higher the number, the stronger the contrast (input 0 to 15).

Saturation

Set the saturation value of images. Higher saturation values generate deeper colors (input values ranging from 0 to 255). A good value is typically less than 200 and more than 120.

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