Internet Camera
Affordable Internet Camera
For Home & Small Office
The DCS-2100 Internet Camera is a security system for home and small office use. This camera connects to an Ethernet
network or to the broadband Internet for image and sound monitoring. It provides advanced software functions for multi-
camera monitoring and management, and is a comprehensive but affordable system for surveillance from a local or remote site
through the web.

Stand-alone System With Integrated Web Server
Motion Detected Recording
The DCS-2100 comes with a built-in CPU and web server,
Instead of recording 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, images can also
providing a low-cost solution for home and small office
be recorded only when motions are detected. This saves disk space
monitoring needs. Its integrated web server eliminates the need to
and eliminates the time wasted to view unnecessary images. Images
connect the camera to a computer. Once installed, you use the
can be directly archived straight to your computer hard drive or to a
built-in IP address to gain access to the camera, view live
network attached storage. Playback consumes little time with
streaming video, and make changes to camera settings.
triggered event browsing and fast database searching.
Watch and Listen Remotely
LAN and Internet Connection
Through a built-in microphone, you can watch and listen remotely
For surveillance in and around a building, this camera comes with a
as the DCS-2100 captures both sound and video of your site. With
10/100BASE-TX Ethernet port for connection to an Ethernet
its own IP address and built-in web server, you can place the DCS-
network. This port can also connect to a broadband Internet via
2100 anywhere on the network. Directly connected to a local
DSL/cable modem or a gateway router for surveillance from a
network or the Internet without going through any computer, this
remote site.
camera easily integrates with your network environment.
Easy Deployment
High-Quality Video With Digital Zoom
The DCS-2100 includes everything you need to get started. Simple
The DCS-2100 uses MPEG-4 short header mode to stream live
installation procedures, along with the built-in a web-based
video at up to 30 frames per second for real-time viewing. As you
interface, offer easy integration into your network environment. The
watch and listen remotely to video and sound obtained by the
DCS-2100 adheres to the Universal Plug-n-Play specification,
DCS-2100, you can instantly take snapshots directly from the web
which allows computers running Windows XP/ME to automatically
browser. The DCS-2100 provides enhanced viewing capabilities
recognize the camera and add it to the network. The DCS-2100 can
with its ability to digitally zoom in up to 4 times on specific areas
be accessed and viewed from any network place as a device on the
for close-ups. It can also capture video in rooms with minimal
lighting, and is ideal for use at night.
By signing up with one of the many free Dynamic DNS services
Multi-Camera Monitoring
available on the web, you can assign an easy-to-remember name and
Surveillance software is included to let you view up to 16 cameras
domain to the camera (e.g. This
on a single computer screen at one central location. Images can be
allows you to remotely access your camera without having to
recorded to your computer's hard drive manually or according to a
remember the IP address, even if your Internet Service Provider has
pre-set schedule. You can set up automated e-mail alerts for
changed it.
sending through the Internet to alarm you instantly of all unusual
Key Features
Stand-alone Internet camera with CPU & RAM, no need to
High compression ratio recording
attach to PC
Implemented for intruder detection with still image capture &
Local access through Ethernet port
e-mail notification
Remote access through Internet
Powerful software for image capture & video recording
4x digital zoom for close-up viewing *
Easy deployment with UPnP & DNS support, web-based
Surveillance software to control up to 16 cameras
Motion detection triggered recording or scheduled recording
Smart playback

* 4x digital zoom enlarges an image by magnifying the pixels in a selected portion
of the image by 4 times.

Technical Specifications
Internet Camera
Protocols and Applications
- Built-in 1/4-inch CMOS sensor
- DDNS support with several famous DDNS servers
- Automatic gain control (AGC): 24dB
- UPnP support
- Automatic exposure (AE)
- NTP client
- Automatic white balance (AWB)
- SMTP client
- Electronic shutter: 1/60 to 1/15000 sec.
- FTP client
- Minimum illumination: 1.0 Lux @ f2.0
- FTP server
- FTP supports passive mode
- HTTP server: max. 10 users to view at a time
- Fixed lens
- Adjustable server port
- Fixed focal, (4mm, f2.0) with fine tuning
- SMTP authentication
LED indicator
Motion Detection
1 bi-color LED indicator for status indication (POST, connection,
- 3 motion-detection windows
- 2 adjustable parameters: sensitivity and percentage
Reset button
Push button to reset to factory default settings
When motion is detected, users can be informed from the image
- SDRAM: 16Mbytes
- Flash ROM: 2Mbytes
Management & Viewing
Remote Management
Configuration can be accessed via web browser
- 30fps @ 320 x 240 and 160 x120
- 10fps @ 640 x 480
- Administrator and user group protected
- Password authentication
- MPEG4 short header mode compression for streaming video
Viewing System Requirements
- JPEG compression for still image
- Protocol: ActiveX
- Compression ratio: 5 levels
- Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP, 2000, ME
- Max. image frame rate: 30fps
- Browser: Internet Explorer v.6
- Adjustable image size, quality and bit-rate
- Time stamp and text overlay
Physical & Environmental
Power Input
Compression Options
5V DC, 2.0A
Medium, standard, good, detailed, excellent (user-selectable)
Power Supply
Video Sizes
Through external AC switching power adapter
QQVGA, QVGA, VGA (user-selectable)
Power Consumption
Information Display
4.3 watts
Image can be overlaid with text, timestamp and motion detection window
Color Modes
26.8 (L) x 72.8 (W) x 115.2 (H) mm
Color mode, monochrome mode (user-selectable)
215 grams
Flip and mirror can adjust image position
Operation Temperature
Image Settings
0 to 50 C
Brightness, contrast, hue, saturation (user-adjustable)
Storage Temperature
-30 to 75 C
Seamless digital zoom function with up to 4x magnification
Operating Humidity
5% to 95% non-condensing
Audio Input
Built-in omni-directional microphone with S/N more than 60dB
Emission (EMI)
- FCC Class B
- CE Class B
- Proprietary, 24Kbps audio codec
- Mono
EN 300 328-2 (07-2000)
- Can be muted at server side by administrator (camera microphone on/off)
- Adjustable audio volume (PC microphone on/off)
Package Includes
Network Interface
- DCS-2100 Internet Camera
- External power adapter
802.3/3u 10/100Mbps Ethernet
- Cat. 5 Ethernet cable
IP Installation
- Quick Installation Guide
- Master CD
IP address is installed at system reboot unless an option is set to fix it
- Camera stand bracket

Technical Specifications
Internet Camera
Ordering Information
DCS-2100 Internet Camera with 10/100BASE-TX Ethernet interface
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