D-Link DCS-1000/W 2.4 GHz Internet Camera and Wireless Internet Camera
(10/04/04) Building Networks for People Contents
Package Contents ...............................................................3
Hardware Installation ............................................................9
Using the Internet Camera as a Security System...............11
Software Installation ........................................................... 15
IPView Application Installation ........................................... 35
IPView - Getting Started.................................................. ...41
Uninstall IPView Application............................................... 68
Appendix ............................................................................ 70
Technical Specifications ..................................................... 86
Contacting Technical Support ............................................88
Index ..................................................................................93 2 Package Contents Contents of Package:
One Internet Camera
Two External Wireless Antennas (DCS-1000W only)
One Installation CD-ROM
One AC power adapter
One Camera Stand
One Category 5 Ethernet Cable
If any of the above items are missing, please contact your reseller. System Requirements: Local Area Network: 10Base-T Ethernet or 100Base TX Fast Ethernet Wireless Local Area Network: IEEE 802.11b Wireless LAN (DCS-1000W only) Recommended: PC or Notebook to Access the Internet Camera Web Configuration
Java Enabled and Compliant Web Browser
CPU: Pentium II, 266 MHz or above
Memory Size: 32 MB (64 MB recommended)
VGA card resolution: 800x600 or above 3 System Requirements (continued): IPView Configuration
Windows XP, Me, 2000, 98SSe or 98
CPU: Pentium II, 350 MHz or above
Memory Size: 128 MB (256 MB recommended)
VGA card resolution: 800 x 600 or above Introduction The Internet Camera connects directly to an Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, or 802.11b Net- work. It is different from the conventional PC Camera because the Internet Camera is a stand-alone system with a built-in CPU and Web server providing a low cost solution that can transmit high quality video images for monitoring. The Internet Camera can be accessed remotely, and controlled from any PC/Notebook over the Intranet or Internet via a Web browser. The simple installation procedures and Web-based interface offers easy integration to your network application environments coupled with many applica- tions such as remote monitoring for a cost-effective solution. Features & Benefits Simple to Use The Internet Camera is a stand-alone system with built-in CPU requiring no special hardware or software such as PC frame grabber cards. The Internet Camera supports both ActiveX mode for Internet Explorer and Java mode for Internet Explorer and Netscape Navigator. Therefore, all that is required is a computer with a Web browser software such as the current Internet Explorer 6.0 or Netscape 7.0. Just plug and view the picture from your Internet Camera with a valid IP Address. Supports a Variety of Platforms Supporting TCP/IP networking, SMTP e-mail, HTTP and other Internet related protocols, the Internet Camera can be utilized in a mixed operating system environment such as Windows, Unix, and Macintosh. It can also be integrated easily into other Internet/Intranet applications because of its standards-based features. 4 Wired and Wireless Network Support
The Internet Camera supports both wired and wireless transmission (theDCS-1000W only) providing the advantage of mobility, flexibility and high-speed of wireless LAN- based technology, IEEE 802.11b, to transform the Internet Camera into a total solution for your network. There are three modes available, configured from the slide switch on the rear panel:
LAN (Local Area Network Only)
LAN/WLAN (Local Area Network and Wireless Local Area Network. Both can be accessed at the same time-DCS-1000W only.)
WLAN (Wireless Local Area Network Only) Web Configuration Applying a standard web browser, administrators can configure and manage the Internet Camera directly from its own web page via the Intranet or Internet. Up to 64 user names and passwords are permitted, with privilege settings controlled by the administrator. Remote Monitoring Utility Powerful IPView application assigns administrator with a pre-defined user ID and password who can modify the Internet Camera settings from the remote site via Intranet or Internet. When new firmware is available you can also upgrade remotely over the network for added convenience. Users are also allowed to monitor the image, record the image to a hard drive, and take snapshots. Connection to External Devices Supporting auxiliary Input/Output connectors, you can connect the Internet Camera to a variety of external devices such as IR-sensors, switches and alarm relays. You can combine with programmable alarming facilities to develop a variety of security applications that are triggered on alarm-based events. The Internet Camera provides up to two in/out external devices for connectivity. Broad Range of Applications With today‚Äôs high-speed Internet services, the Internet Camera can provide the ideal solution for live video images over the Intranet and Internet for remote monitoring. The Internet Camera allows remote access from a Web browser for live image viewing and allows the administrator to manage and control the Internet Camera anywhere and any time in the world. Apply the Internet Camera to monitor various objects and places such as homes, offices, banks, hospitals, child-care centers, amusement parks and other varieties of industrial and public monitoring. The Internet Camera can also be used for intruder detection, capture still images and video images for archiving and many more applications. 5 Connections
DC Power Connector
I/O Connector Network Cable Connector The Internet Camera‚Äôs rear panel features an RJ-45 connector for connections to 10Base-T Ethernet cabling or 100Base-TX Fast Ethernet cabling (which should be Category 5 twisted-pair cable). The port supports the NWay protocol, allowing the Internet Camera to automatically detect or negotiate the transmission speed of the network. DC Power Connector The DC power input connector is located on the Internet Camera‚Äôs rear panel and is labeled DC 5V with a single jack socket to supply power to the Internet Camera. Reset Button Reset will be initiated when the reset button is pressed once and Power LED begins to flash.
Factory Reset will be initiated when the reset button is pressed continuously for three seconds or when Power LED begins to light up. Release the reset button and the Power LED will begin to flash indicating that the Internet Camera‚Äôs settings are reverting back to the factory settings. When factory reset is completed the Internet Camera will be set to default on channel 11 and ESS-ID is set as ‚ÄúNULL String.‚ÄĚ (This default setting will let the Internet Camera connect to ANY access point on the infrastructure network.) The IP address will also return to the default setting of 192.168.0.20. 6 Connections (continued) Slide Switch (DCS-1000W only) The slide switch permits users to determine the type of network communication desired for the Internet Camera and is positioned on the rear panel. The three settings are as follows:
‚ÄĘ LAN (Local Area Network Only)
LAN/WLAN (Local Area Network and Wireless Local Area Network. Both can be accessed at the same time. DCS-1000W only.)
WLAN (DCS-1000W Only) I/O Connector There are four I/O connectors, two for input and two for output situated on the rear panel. The I/O connectors provide the physical interface to send and receive digital signals to a variety of external alarm devices. Please refer to the User‚Äôs Guide appendix for detailed information. Antenna Connector (DCS-1000W only) There are two SMA type antenna connectors located at the rear panel of the Internet Camera providing connection for two high sensitivity antennas included with the device. Bottom Panel
Bracket Cavity Bracket Cavity Located on the bottom panel of the Internet Camera, the bracket cavity is used to connect the camera stand onto the Internet Camera by attaching the screw head on the camera stand into the mounting cavity of the Internet Camera. 7 LEDS LED stands for Light-Emitting Diode. LAN/WLAN LED Power LED Power LED The Power LED is positioned on the right side of the Internet Camera lens while facing the Internet Camera. Steady blue confirms that the Internet Camera is powered on. Note: There are three settings for the Power LED to control the light illumination for monitoring purposes: Normal / Off / Dummy. Please refer to the Web Configuration section for detailed information and usage. LAN/WLAN LED (DCS-1000W only) The LAN/WLAN LED is positioned on the right side of the Internet Camera‚Äôs lens while facing the Internet Camera. It is located to the right of the Power LED
Steady orange confirms good connection to the LAN or WLAN.
Dependent on the data traffic the LED will begin to flash to indicate that the Internet Camera is receiving/transceiving from/to the LAN or WLAN network. Note: There are three settings for the LAN/WLAN LED to control the light illumination for monitoring purposes: Normal / Off / Dummy. Please refer to the Web Configuration section for detailed information and usage. 8
Hardware Installation 1. Attach Wireless Antenna (DCS-1000W only)
From the rear panel of the Internet Camera, screw the 2 external antennas that came with DCS-1000W into the antenna connector. 2. Configure Network Communication
From the rear panel of the Internet Camera select the desired network communication for the Internet Camera from the Slide Switch. Position the Slide Switch to the setting required for either LAN or LAN/WLAN (DCS- 1000W only) position. Please refer to the Physical Description section for detailed information. 3. Connect an Ethernet cable
Connect an Ethernet cable to the network cable connector located on the Internet Camera‚Äôs rear panel and attach it to the network. 4. Attach the external power supply
Attach the external power supply to the DC power input connector located on the Internet Camera‚Äôs rear panel and labeled DC 5V and connect it to your local power supply. Note: The LED indicator labeled Power will illuminate to indicate a proper connection to the power supply. 9 Connecting the Internet Camera to the Camera Stand
The Internet Camera comes with a camera stand with a swivel ball screw head that can be attached to the Internet Camera bottom bracket cavity. Attach the camera stand to the Internet Camera and station it for your application. There are three holes located in the base of the camera stand allowing the Internet Camera to be mounted on the ceiling or any wall securely. Security
To ensure the highest security and prevent unauthorized usage of the Internet Camera, the Administrator has the exclusive privilege to access the System Administration setting to allow users the security level of entry and authorize privileges for all users. The Internet Camera supports multi-level password protection/access to the Internet Camera that can be restricted to defined users who have a User Name and User Password which is assigned by the Administrator.
The administrator can release a public user name and password so that when remote users access the Internet Camera they will have the right to view the image transmitted by the Internet Camera. Note: When the Internet Camera is used for the first time it is highly recommended that the Administrator set the Admin ID and Admin Password to constrain user access to the Internet Camera since the Default settings are Null String (no password). Once the ID and Password are defined only the Administrator has the access to the management of the Internet Camera. This procedure should be done as soon as possible since the security features of the Internet Camera will not be enabled until the Admin ID and Admin Password is defined. 10 Using the Internet Camera as a Security System
D-Link's IP Camera System is one of the most cost
effect security solutions today. Both the DCS-1000
Wired model and DCS-1000W Wired/Wireless model
have input/output controls for interfacing with security
On the back of the Camera you will find an 8-position
connector. This connector has 2 input triggers for
security sensors and 2 output triggers for security
Security sensors for input are available as Passive
(low-current/low voltage) sensors or Active (powered)
Because of power limitations of the DCS cameras and its compatibility with Power over
Ethernet standards the sensor power requirement must be obeyed for proper operation.
We have listed Passive and Active components that will interface with the DCS family of
Cameras. Passive components must not exceed 5V 100mA. Active components must
be self-powered by an external power source.
As an example for a typical installation is shown below: a D-Link DCS-1000 was purchased
from www.dlinkshop.com , the security equipment was purchased from
www.smarthome.com, and some cable accessories from a local hardware store.
2 Ethernet Cables & Ethernet Switch/Internet Router
An Ethernet based PC to configure system
Internet Name Server and E-Mail Server to send capture information
1 light current power distribution block for 12V power
30W Weatherproof Siren
High Sensitivity DPDT relay (allows 5V camera to turn on 12V siren)
Mini-Magnetic Contact Switch (commonly used for doors or windows)
PIR Motion Detector
You will need some simple tools like wire cutters/strippers and an appropriate screwdriver
for mounting the distribution block setup.
Everything less the camera costs about $97 US Dollars including shipping. 11 Basic Hardware Set-up Diagram
The diagram below shows the hardware configuration for 1 Active Sensor (PIR Motion
Sensor), 1 Passive Sensor (Magnetic Switch), and 1 output (For Relay) for a siren. Passive Component Notes!!! Only simple magnetic or contact switches can be used for Passive components. This
limitation is because the camera only supplying 5V and less then 100mA current to
those circuits. Distance for passive components is limited by a viewable camera range
of about 25 Ft using 26GA wire. Active Component Notes!!! A separate power supply is needed for these devices. In order to choose the proper PS.
The total current draw by all the components cannot exceed the Max current supplied by
the power supply.
Our PIR Motion Detector = 17 mA = .017A
Our Relay = 60 mA = .06A
Siren = 200mA = .20A
Total : .277A
Purchase a 12V DC 1.2A Max power adapter to cover all Active Sensors and Siren, with
room to grow. 12 Camera Configuration
Follow the instructions for setting up the camera either wired/wireless. If this is a home
and the camera is behind an Internet router additional set-up notes for you router can
be found on www.dlink.com.
Once logged into the camera on the main menu click/select trigger and the following
screen will appear.
These fields control Input Trigger 1 and Trigger 2. Each Input trigger can trigger either or
both Output triggers. SMTP Server Address: Name or IP address of a Mail Server that the camera can use
to send images by e-mail Sender E-Mail: Name of the Camera who sent the mail Receiver E-Mail: Name of the person to receive the pictures when the sensors are
activated Sending Interval: The time between additional sequences of pictures are taken when
the sensors are activated Sending Times: The number of times the camera takes additional sequences of pictures
based on Sending Interval. Trigger I/O: Enable Output trigger for the specified input trigger Output # Time: How long the output trigger is activated if the sensor is activated. (ie.
How long should the siren ring?) INPUT TRIGGER RESPONSE NOTES!!! The camera will take a sequence of pictures and the output trigger is activated when
there is a change, open or close of the sensor. Example: The magnetic switch is opened,
a sequence is sent and siren goes off. The switch is then closed, an additional sequence
is sent and the alarm goes off. The camera is designed this way so if there is an
intrusion, the intrusion is detected if the intruder simply opens t and closes the door. 13 Additional Component Listing for use with the Internet Camera
All components listed below can be found at www.smarthome.com Passive Components Glass Break Sensor PN: 5150w - Sentrol Inc.Any contact switch or pressure switch not
exceeding 100mW current draw.
Examples at http://www.smarthome.com/seccontacts.html Active Components Coral Plus Temperature Compensated PIR Detector - Visonic Ltd.Duet Dual Microwave/
IR Motion Detector - Visonic Ltd.Bravo 6 Dual PIR Detector - DSC Security ProductsAny
active security sensor that uses external power and a separate normally closed N/C
circuit for detection: examples at http://www.smarthome.com/secpirmotion.html Power and Relay Components ELK Products Inc. ELK-924 Single 12V to 120V relay switchDVE Power Supply 12V
1.2AMore can be found at http://www.smarthome.com/powersupply.html Alarm Components Universal SS30 30W 8Ohm SirenMore visual and audible alarms can be found at
http://www.smarthome.com 14 Software Installation Web Configuration The Internet Camera must be configured through its built-in, Web- based Configuration.
From the Web Browser, enter the default IP address (192.168.0.20) to access the Welcome screen of the Internet Camera. To configure your Internet Camera type ‚Äúhttp://192.168.0.20‚ÄĚ in the address box of your favorite Web Browser. The number is the default IP address of your Internet Camera. Press Enter. Note: The PC‚Äôs IP address must correspond with the Internet Camera‚Äôs IP address in the same segment (i.e. PC=192.168.0.5, Camera=192.168.0.20) for the two devices to communicate. For instructions on how to do this, please access instructions for installing any of the D-Link Broadband Gateway products from support.dlink.com/ products. The DI-713 or DI-714 are good products to use as an example as their Quick Install Guides are the most up-to-date. Main Menu Image After the default IP address is entered from the Browser, the Internet Camera Home screen will appear with a still image. There will be three options to choose from to set- up and view your Internet Camera and they are as follows:
View Image ‚Äď ActiveX Mode View Image ‚Äď Java Mode System Administration 15 System Administration
Click on ‚ÄúSystem Administration‚ÄĚ from the Home screen to access the settings required for the Internet Camera.
There will be several options in the System menu bar to choose from to set your Internet Camera and they are as follows:
System Image Users Date/Time Trigger Information Tools 16 System Administration System Administration ‚Äď System The System menu contains commands for settings that are required for inputting key details to set-up the Internet Camera for operation.
Click on System in the System Administration menu bar and the System screen will appear as illustrated below: 17 Camera Name:
This field is used for entering a descriptive name of the device.
The default setting for the Camera Name is CS-xxxxxx, where xxxxxx is the last six digits of the MAC Address. The maximum length is 32 characters (Printable ASCII). Location: This field is used for entering a descriptive name of the location used by the Internet Camera. Admin: This field is used for entering the Administrator ID along with the password to access the System Administration settings. Be sure to enter the password twice to confirm , once in the Admin Password field and again in the Confirm Password field.
The default setting for Admin is blank (Null String) you need to key in the Admin ID with a maximum length of 12 (Printable ASCII) characters and enter the Admin Password with a maximum length of 8 (Printable ASCII) characters.
It is highly recommended that you set the Admin ID and Admin Password as soon as possible to ensure the highest possible security. IP Assignment: Important Information
Access to the Internet Camera is gained by assigning a proper IP Ad- dress. Please make sure to use a vacant IP address when you assign the IP Address for the Internet Camera. This will prevent errors from occur- ring if the IP Address is overlapped.
There are two options to select from the IP Assignment, either Manually Assign or Assign Automatically Using. Manually Assign
You can click ‚ÄúManually Assign‚ÄĚ and directly enter the IP address. 18 The default settings are as follows:
Default IP ‚Äď 192.168.0.20 Subnet Mask ‚Äď 255.255.255.0 Default Gateway ‚Äď 0.0.0.0 Assign Automatically Using Important
It is recommended that you do not use an Automatically Assigned IP address as it may be difficult to determine the IP address of the unit after the IP address has been asssigned. It is recommended that an IP address be assigned manually.
If your network is using RARP, BOOTP or DHCP server you can click Assign Automatically Using and click on RARP, BOOTP or DHCP. Under this setting the Internet Camera will automatically assign an IP address from RARP, BOOTP or DHCP server. Each time the Internet Camera starts up, be sure the RARP, BOOTP or DHCP server is setup to assign a static IP to your Internet Camera.
If your application requires direct connection from an ADSL modem through the Internet Camera‚Äôs RJ-45 LAN port and you also have an ISP PPPoE account, the cick on PPPoE and enter the Service Name, User ID and Password into the respective fields.
The Internet Camera will get an IP address from the ISP each time it starts up. DNS IP Address: DNS (Domain Name System) server is an Internet service that translates domain names (ie. www.dlink.com) into IP addresses (ie. 192.168.0.20). The DNS IP address can be received from your ISP. Enter at least one DNS IP Address. Wireless Interface: Connection Mode: Use the Connection Mode to determine the type of wireless communication for the Internet Camera. There are three choices of Infrastructure mode, 802.11 Adhoc mode and Adhoc mode. The default setting for the Connection Mode is Infrastructure. Note: (for Wireless Internet Camera only) Keep in mind that after setting the Wireless Interface make sure that the Slide Switch on the rear panel is positioned to either LAN/WLAN or WLAN setting for the wireless communication to take effect. 19 Network Name: (for Wireless Internet Camera only) This field is used to setup which wireless network (ESS-ID Extended Service Set ID) DCS-1000W is to be connected for communication. The ESS-ID is a unique identifier shared among all points in a wireless network environment.
The default Network Name is a blank space (NULL String); this default setting will let the Internet Camera connect to any access point under the infrastructure network mode.
To connect the Internet Camera to a specific access point on the network make sure that you set the ESS-ID of the Internet Camera to correspond with the access point‚Äôs ESS-ID. Type any string up to 32 characters long (spaces, symbols, and punctuation are not allowed) in the Network Name box.
To connect the Internet Camera to an Ad-hoc wireless workgroup make sure that you set the same wireless channel and ESS-ID to match with the PC/Notebook wireless channel and ESS-ID for direct wireless communication under the Ad-hoc wireless workgroup (ad-hoc and 802.11 ad-hoc modes). Note: The Internet Camera supports two ad-hoc modes (802.11 ad-hoc mode and proprietary ad-hoc mode). Which option of the ad-hoc mode required depends on the operation of your Internet Camera. It depends on which ad-hoc mode is supported by your wireless card driver on the PC/Notebook. Some drivers supports both modes, however, some drivers support only one of the modes. The names of each ad-hoc mode may not be consistent between each wireless card vendor therefore you may need to try each of the ad-hoc modes (802.11 mode and proprietary mode) and select the mode that can communicate with each other. Wireless Channel: (for Wireless Internet Camera only) The pull down menu provides the wireless channel for communication. A ‚Äúchannel‚ÄĚ is a range of frequencies to be used in communication between the Internet Camera and Access Point in infrastructure mode or the Internet Camera and PC/Notebook in Ad- hoc mode. Select the appropriate channel from the list provided depending on the regulatory region in which the unit is sold. The default setting is channel 11. 20 Encryption WEP Key: (for Wireless Internet Camera only) Wireless network communications are easily intercepted. WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) is an encryption method specified by the IEEE 802.11b standard to make any intercepted communications extremely difficult to interpret by unauthorized parties.
To enable WEP Encryption, first decide which WEP key format will be applied. Click on ASCII or HEX check box to select input format as ASCII format or HEX format, and then input the WEP key. To Confirm the WEP key you must enter the data once again in the Confirm WEP Key field. ASCII input format: (for Wireless Internet Camera only)
ASCII format causes each character you type to be interpreted as an eight-bit value. All unaccented upper- and lower-case Western European characters that can be input through your keyboard‚Äôs typing zone are valid. To setup 64-bit WEP key, input 5 ASCII characters, for example, ‚Äė12345‚Äô. To setup 128-bit WEP key, input 13 ASCII characters, for example, ‚Äė1234567890123‚Äô. These character counts result in bit counts of 40 and 104, respectively; the Internet Camera will automatically pad your input to a bit count of 64 or 128. HEX input format:(for Wireless Internet Camera only)
Hex format causes each pair of characters you type to be interpreted as an eight-bit value in hexadecimal (base 16) notation. Only the digits 0 through 9 and the letters A through F (in upper or lower case) are valid. To setup 64-bit WEP key, input 10 HEX format, for example, ‚Äė3132333435‚Äô, this is the same with ASCII input ‚Äė12345‚Äô. To setup 128-bit WEP key, input 26 HEX format, for example, ‚Äė31323334353637383930313233‚Äô, this is the same with ASCII input ‚Äė1234567890123‚Äô. These character counts result in bit counts of 40 and 104, respectively; the Internet Camera will automatically pad your input to a bit count of 64 or 128.
On the Confirm WEP Key field, input the same characters as the Encryption Code field.
Make sure the Encryption Code is the same with the access point‚Äôs encryption code that the Internet Camera is to be connected under Infrastructure mode. Your PC/ Notebook‚Äôs encryption code also needs to be setup the same with the Internet Camera‚Äôs encryption code under either Infrastructure mode or Ad-hoc mode. 21 The default setting for the Encryption Key is Disable. Therefore, to secure the wireless transmission be sure to Enable the Encryption Key by entering the relevant data. Note: Carefully input the Encryption Code, any error setting the code will cause the communication link to fail. LED Control: The LED control allows you to setup the LED illumination as desired. This feature provides the flexibility when surveillance activity is ON.
There are three options as follows:
Normal Power - Steady On of the LED indicator. LAN/WLAN - Steady On of the LED indicator. When LAN/WLAN activity is present the LED indicator will flash steadily.
OFF Power - LED indicator is off LAN/WLAN ‚Äď LED indicator is off
Dummy Power - Steady On of the LED indicator. LAN/WLAN - Steady On of the LED indicator with random flashing. Note: The WLAN LED is only available on the Wireless Internet Camera
The default setting for the LED control is Normal. When you have configured the LED control the correct illumination will set in after 1 minute. Note: This function is built-in to the LED indicators to add extra capabilities. The three options allow the Administrator to configure and camouflage the illumination for the LED indicator to falsify the monitoring status. In Normal Mode the LED indicator functions normally. Under Off Mode the LED indicators are both off, however, it is still monitoring the activity. In Dummy Mode the LED indicators operate in monitoring condition but monitoring activity is off or on. Loading ActiveX From: This field is used to specify the location of Xplug Control (ActiveX) plug-in program. Enter the information as required in .ocx format, for example: http://www.<your company>.com/xplug.ocx where <your company> must be replaced with your company‚Äôs DNS server. 22 Instructions for installing ActiveX from the driver CD is included in this manual. Refer to the section labeled Software Installation. Open a second port: The Web Server field allows settings to open a second port for the Internet
Camera. This will permit users IP Sharing Gateways to support multiple Internet
Cameras. By default Port 80 is always opened for Internet Camera Web Server
access. Select Yes and input the second port value.
You can open the second port for each Internet Camera from port 81 to Port 85 as illustrated below:
Internet Camera 1 ‚Äď IP 192.168.0.101, second web port 81 Internet Camera 2 ‚Äď IP 192.168.0.102, second web port 82 Internet Camera 3 ‚Äď IP 192.168.0.103, second web port 83 Internet Camera 4 ‚Äď IP 192.168.0.104, second web port 84 Internet Camera 5 ‚Äď IP 192.168.0.105, second web port 85
You also need to setup your DSL gateway for Port Mapping.
Port 81 map to 192.168.0.101
Port 82 map to 192.168.0.102 Port 83 map to 192.168.0.103 Port 84 map to 192.168.0.104 Port 85 map to 192.168.0.105
The Transfer Image field allows settings to open a second port for the Internet Camera to transfer images. The default Port ‚Äú8481‚ÄĚ is open image transfer and you can define a second port similar to above. Save/Cancel: After making sure all settings in the System are correct, click on the Save icon to store the settings in the Internet Camera. You can alternatively click on the Cancel icon to restore all settings to the values last saved to or retrieved from the Internet Camera. System Administration - Image The Image menu in the system administration contains commands to provide the settings for the images captured by the Internet Camera.
Click on Image in the system administration menu bar and the Image screen will appear as shown in the following illustration: 23 Image Video Resolution: Select the desired video resolution format ranging from 160x112, 320x240 (default) or 640x480 Compression Rate: Select the desired compression rate from five levels from very low to very high. Higher video compression rates will generate more compact file sizes with less video quality, and lower video compression will result in larger files with higher video quality. The default setting is Medium. Frame Rate: Select the frame rate desired with the default setting at Auto for optimal frame rate. A setting of Auto will get best results. Brightness Control: Adjust the brightness level with the default setting of 64. Contrast Control: Adjust the contrast level with the default setting of 64. Hue Control: Adjust the hue level with the default setting of 64. 24 Light Frequency: Adjust the light frequency to suit your area of operation. The options are either 50 Hz or 60 Hz (default).
50 Hz and 60 Hz variants are available to accommodate the different light frequencies found in USA (60 Hz) and Europe (50 Hz) to ensure better image quality. Save/Cancel: After making sure all settings in the System are correct, click on Save to store the settings in the Internet Camera. You can alternatively click on Cancel to restore all settings to the values last saved to or retrieved from the Internet Camera. System Administration - Users The User options menu contains commands to allow the system administrator to assign legal users who are permitted to monitor the Internet Camera from a remote site.
Click on Users in the system administration menu bar and the Users screen will appear as illustrated below: Add User: User Name: Enter the user name in this field.
A maximum of 64 user names are allowed, however each user name must be different. Each user name can be used as a group. For example, if the User Name is Guest and the User Password is Guest anyone can access the Internet Camera using this information. The maximum length for the User Name is 12 characters (Printable ASCII). User Password: Enter the user‚Äôs password you want to assign to the specific user-name. The maximum password length is 8 characters (Printable ASCII). 25 I/O Output Control: The Administrator has the authority to give permission to control the I/O Output Control to users by selecting Yes or No to activate the I/O Output control.
To add a new user name, input the necessary information first and click on Add. Delete User: Select the user you wish to delete from the pull down menu and click on delete icon. Important Information
Once the administrator has configured the Internet Camera Users, any user will be required to enter a login password to access the video image from the Internet Camera. The password dialog box is illustrated below.
System Administration ‚Äď DateTime The DateTime menu contains commands for setting the Internet Camera‚Äôs time and date requirements to provide correct information to users who might be thousands of miles away in a remote site. The two options in the DateTime menu bar are Synchronized with Time Server or Set Manually.
Click on DateTime in the system administration menu bar and the DateTime screen will appear as illustrated below: 26 DateTime: Select Synchronized with Time Server and the time will be based on the GMT setting. The time will be synchronized every 10 minutes. This is also the default setting for the Internet Camera. IP Address: Enter the IP Address of the Time Server in this field. Protocol: Two options of NTP or Time are available for your selection to link with the Time Server. The default setting is NTP. TimeZone: The System administrator must select the time zone for the region. Please refer to the appendix for the time zone selection table.
To set the DateTime manually select Set Manually. The system administrator must then enter the Date and Time in the respective field manually.
When you select Set Manually, each time the Internet Camera is powered off and on you must re-enter the details once again due to time lost. 27 Note: Please find below the NTP server web addresses, for your reference, to set the time server.
http://www.eecis.udel.edu/~mills/ntp/clock1.htm http://www.eecis.udel.edu/~mills/ntp/clock2.htm Save/Cancel: After making sure all settings in the System are correct, click on the Save icon to store the settings in the Internet Camera. You can alternatively click on the Cancel icon to restore all settings to the values last saved to or retrieved from the Internet Camera. System Administration ‚Äď Trigger The Trigger menu contains commands for the I/O Trigger connectors providing the physical interface for 2 digital outputs and 2 digital inputs that are used for connecting a diversity of external alarm devices to the Internet Camera such as IR-Sensor and alarm relay devices.
Click on Trigger in the system administration menu bar and the Trigger screen will appear as illustrated below: 28 The default setting for the I/O Trigger functions is ‚Äúdisabled.‚ÄĚ You must enable the I/O Trigger first before the Triggers will perform.
There are two options to select from the Trigger screen I/O Input 1 Trigger and I/O Input 2 Trigger. I/O Input 1 Trigger: Select ‚ÄúSend e-mail attached with image‚ÄĚ and enter the relevant information such as the SMTP Server Address, Sender e-mail Address, Receiver e-mail Address, Sending Interval and Sending Times. SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol) is a protocol for sending e-mail messages between servers. You need to input the mail server address in this field. Sender e-mail is the person‚Äôs e-mail address that will be sending the e-mail. Receiver e-mail is the e-mail address of the person that will receive the e- mail. Sending Interval is the period of time between each e-mail being sent to the receiver. If the setting is at 10 seconds, a new e-mail will be sent in 10 seconds interval to the receiver. Sending Time is the number of times the e-mail will be sent to the receiver before it terminates.
Select ‚ÄúTrigger I/O Output‚ÄĚ and enter the setting for the duration of the output device for Output 1 time and Output 2 time in seconds. I/O Input 2 Trigger: Refer to ‚ÄúI/O Input 1 Trigger‚ÄĚ information above. Save/Cancel: After making sure all settings in the System are correct, click on the ‚ÄúSave‚ÄĚ icon to store the settings for the Internet Camera. You can alternatively click on the ‚ÄúCancel‚ÄĚ icon to restore all settings to the values last saved to or retrieved from the Internet Camera. Warning When connecting other devices through the I/O connectors, please make sure the maximum current of 100mA is strictly observed. Any failure to do so might cause a loss of power and possibly cause serious damage to the Internet Camera. Please refer to the appendix for detailed information regarding the I/O Connector. 29 System Administration - Upload
The Upload menu contains commands for FTP server, time schedule and manual operation settings.
Click on Upload in the system administration menu bar and the Upload screen will appear as illustrated below:
There are three options to select from the Upload screen: FTP Server, Time Schedule and Manual Operation. FTP Server: There are 6 basic settings for your FTP server.
‚ÄĘ Host Address: The IP Address of the target FTP server.
‚ÄĘ Port Number: The standard port number for FTP server is Port 21 and
it's also the default setting. If the FTP server uses a specific port, please confirm the IT manager. 30 ‚ÄĘ User Name: Enter the user name in this field.
‚ÄĘ Password: Enter the user password in this field to login the FTP server.
‚ÄĘ Directory Path: Enter an existing folder name in this field, and the images will be uploaded to the given folder.
‚ÄĘ Passive Mode: This function depends on your FTP server. Please check with your IT manager if the FTP server uses passive mode. The default
setting is No. Time Schedule: Select Upload image to FTP server and enter the relevant information such as the schedule, image frequency and base file name.
‚ÄĘ Schedule: You can 1.) Choose Always to upload the images to FTP
server always, or 2.) Set the Schedule to manage the uploading task. In the Schedule option, you can set the Day and Time Period option.
‚ÄĘ Image Frequency: There are two ways to set the image frequency: 1.)
Set Auto/1/2/3 frames per second, or 2.) Set the time in seconds for every one frame.
‚ÄĘ Base File Name: Enter the file name to make sure that the images could be saved as the base file name.
‚ÄĘ File: Since you may not upload only one image to the FTP server, you can choose the filing rule, including Overwrite, Date/Time Suffix, and set up the Sequence Number. Manual Operation: When you click on the image upload On button, it will start to upload the image. The setting refers to Base File Name and File information above. Save/Cancel: After making sure all settings in the System are correct, click on Save to store the settings for the Internet Camera. You can alternatively click on Cancel to restore all settings to the values last saved to or retrieved from the Internet Camera. 31
System Administration - Information The Information menu contains commands for displaying information about the Internet Camera.
Click on ‚ÄúInformation‚ÄĚ in the system administration menu bar and the Information screen will appear as illustrated below:
The Information table provides detailed information about the Internet Camera such as the Model Name, Firmware Version, Mac Address, and IP Address. System Administration - Tools The Tools menu contains commands for restarting the Internet Camera.
Click on ‚ÄúTools‚ÄĚ in the system administration menu bar and the Tools screen will appear as illustrated below: Reset: The Reset command restarts the Internet Camera. With Reset, you can turn it off and then on again, with settings being retained. The Reset panel contains the message ‚ÄúDo you really want to reset this device?‚ÄĚ and a YES button. If you do not want to reset the Internet Camera, exit the panel without clicking YES, otherwise, click on the ‚ÄúYES‚ÄĚ icon and the reset process will initiate. 32 Factory Reset: A factory reset restarts the Internet Camera and returns all of its settings to their default values. The Factory Reset panel contains the message ‚ÄúDo you really want to factory reset this device?‚ÄĚ and a YES button. If you do not want to carry out a factory reset command, exit the panel without clicking YES, otherwise click on the ‚ÄúYES‚ÄĚ icon and factory reset will be initiated. Note: The Network settings must be reconfigured after a Factory Reset!
Once the configuration is completed click on ‚ÄúHome‚ÄĚ to return to the Home screen and select the desired Viewing Image either through ActiveX Mode or Java Mode as described in the next section.
The last step is to position the Internet Camera and adjust the focus, by manually turning the lens clockwise or counter-clockwise to the desired image quality. Please refer to the appendix for detailed information regarding Adjusting the Internet Camera Focus and Replacing the Lens. View Image ‚Äď ActiveX Mode To view video images from the browser, click on ‚ÄúView Image ‚Äď ActiveX Mode‚ÄĚ in the Home screen, as illustrated below:
Location** Date/Time*** *Camera Name - The Camera name will be displayed when the Camera Name field is entered in the Web Configuration setting under ‚ÄúSystem.‚ÄĚ **Location- The location of the Internet Camera will be displayed when the Location field is entered in the Web Configuration settings under ‚ÄúSystem.‚ÄĚ ***Date/Time - The date/time of the Internet Camera will show the date and time which comes either from the time server or from settings you have made manually. 33 Note: Please refer to the appendix to learn how to install ActiveX. 1. Install to the Web Server 2. Install to your Local PC
In the View Image ‚Äď ActiveX Mode you are allowed two output trigger options and one image upload option. Just click on the desired selection ‚ÄúON‚ÄĚ or ‚ÄúOFF‚ÄĚ to utilize the options for each of the functions. Note 1: Output trigger will send a 5V signal to the device connected to the Internet Camera. A maximum of two devices is permitted to connect to Internet Camera to utilize the output trigger function. Please refer to appendix for detailed information. Note 2: The Administrator has the authority to allow users to set the output trigger functions, through the Upload setting, in the System Administration menu bar. Note 3: The Administrator has the authority to allow users to set the image upload functions through the Upload setting, in the System Administration menu bar. View Image ‚Äď Java Mode Click on View Image ‚Äď Java Mode from the Home screen to access the video images from the Internet Explorer or Netscape browser as illustrated below:
Location** Date/Time*** 34 Camera Name* - The Camera name will be display when the Camera Name field is entered in the Web Configuration setting under ‚ÄúSystem‚ÄĚ Location** - The location of the Internet Camera will be displayed when the Location field is entered in the Web Configuration settings under ‚ÄúSystem.‚ÄĚ Date/Time*** - The date/time of the Internet Camera will show the date and time which comes either from the time server or from manual settings.
In the View Image ‚Äď Java Mode you are allowed two output trigger options and one image upload option. Just click on the desired selection ON or OFF to utilize the options for each of the functions. Note 1: Output trigger will send a 5V signal to the device connected to the Internet Camera. A maximum of two devices is permitted to connect to the Internet Camera to utilize the output trigger function. Please refer to appendix for detailed information. Note 2: The Administrator has the authority to allow users the permission to set the output trigger functions through the Users setting in the System Administration menu bar. Note 3: The Administrator has the authority to allow users to set the image upload functions through the setting in the Upload in the System Administration menu bar. IPView Application Installation Installation Insert the CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive to initiate the auto-run program. A menu screen will appear as shown at right.
To install the IPView application click on the IPView button to activate the installation procedure for the application program. 35 Once executed a prompt will appear requesting the input of the desired language selection. Make the desired selection and click on OK to continue.
The Welcome screen will appear. Click on the Next button to proceed with the installation. 36 The License Agreement prompt will appear as below. Read the details carefully and click on the Yes icon to continue with the installation procedure.
A prompt will appear and in the Destination Location dialog box, you may click on Next to accept the recommended destination location or click on Browse to select another location. After specifying the desired destination location, click on Next to proceed further. 37 The Select Program Folder prompt will appear providing information on where the IPView application is located, click on Next to continue. If you wish to modify your settings, click on Back to return to the previous screens.
Please wait until one of the two dialog boxes appear, select ‚ÄúYes, I want to restart my computer now‚ÄĚ and click on Finish to restart the computer to complete the installation procedure.
38 or click on Finish to complete the installation procedure
After successfully installing the IPView, the application program for the Internet Camera is automatically installed to \Programs\Files Directory.
To start running the IPView click on windows Start > Menu > Programs > IPView >IPView
Once IPView is executed a Login prompt will appear, you must enter the default User Name: admin into the respective field and click on ‚ÄúOK‚ÄĚ to log into the application.
39 Once logged in, the IPView application is executed and the IPView interface will appear as follows in the default List View format: 40 IPView - Getting Started
This section describes the operation of the IPView application User Interface with detailed procedures for using the application. IPView IPView is responsible for the management of preview, configuration, and searching for each camera.
It is designed with a user-friendly interface for ease of control and navigation as illustrated below.
List view format 41 How to Change the Password Change Password When IPView is used for the first time it is highly recommended to change the User Name and Password by the Administrator to constrain users access to the IPView application. Once the User Name and Password are defined only the Administrator has access to the management of IPView applications. This procedure should be done as soon as possible to prevent unauthorized usage of the IPView application.
Once IPView is executed a Login prompt will appear, you must enter the default User Name: admin into the respective field and click on OK to log into the application.
To change the User Name and Password select Tools > Options. The Options dialog box will appear as illustrated below.
Enter a User Name and enter the Password twice. Once all the new details are entered click OK.
Make sure to save any changes you have made to keep the information updated. Note: Alternatively you can click the Options icon
as illustrated or use the hot key F10. How to Change the IP Address Change the IP Address
To change an IP Address for a camera select Camera > Add. An Add Camera dialog box will appear as illustrated below.
Click on Browse, the Browse Camera dialog box will appear with a blank screen as illustrated below.
43 Click Search. IPView will detect and search all the available camera‚Äôs that are installed on the local area network as depicted below:
Highlight the camera you wish to change and click Change IP. The Change IP Address dialog box will appear as depicted below:
Enter the new IP Address, the Subnet Mask and the Default gateway into the respective fields and click OK. IPView will automatically change the IP Address.
Make sure to save any changes you have made. 44 How to Add a Camera Add Camera To add a new camera select Camera > Add from the IP View. An Add Camera dialog box will appear as illustrated below.
Enter the IP Address of the camera in the specified field and click Add. If the IP Address is entered incorrectly a dialog box will appear to notify you of the error.
Note:If you want to add a camera through the Internet, you must key in a physical IP Address.
If you are unsure of the IP Address of the camera you can click on Browse, the Browse Camera dialog box will appear with a blank screen as illustrated below. 45 Click on Search. IPView will detect and search all the available cameras that are installed on the local area network as depicted below:
Highlight the camera you wish to add and click on Add. The Add Camera dialog box will appear once again with the IP Address entered. Click on Add. The camera will be automatically added into the IPView list view format.
Alternatively, you can double-click on the camera you wish to add and the Add Camera dialog box will appear once again with the IP Address entered. Click on Add, and the camera will be automatically added into the IPView list view format.
46 If the Login Camera dialog box appears, make sure to enter the correct User Name and Password. Click OK. The camera will be added into IPView, in list format. If the User Name and Password are entered incorrectly, the camera will not be added into IPView.
The above dialog box will appear only if your have already set the User Name and Password during the Web Configuration setting.
If you forget to highlight the camera you wish to add, a dialog box will appear to notify you of the error.
Make sure to save any changes you have made. Note 1: You are only able to add one camera at a time. Note 2: Alternatively you can click the Add icon
as illustrated, or use the hot key Shift+Ins. 47 How to Delete a Camera Delete Camera To delete a camera you must highlight the camera you wish to delete from IPView list view format. From the menu bar select Camera > Delete. A Delete Camera dialog box will appear. Click Yes to delete the camera, or click No if you do not wish to delete the camera as illustrated below.
Make sure to save any changes you have made. Note: Alternatively you can click the Delete icon
as illustrated or use the hot key Del. 48
How to format the Camera view View Camera From the menu bar select View > 4 Cameras (other choices are available in 1 Camera, 9 Cameras and 16 Cameras viewing format). The viewing screen will appear with the video image. Note: The icon on the upper left corner of the screen will appear with the camera number that is being displayed
To return to the IPView list view format, right-click on the icon located on the upper left corner of the screen and a case sensitive menu will appear. Select List and the viewing image will return to the list view format. Note 1: A maximum of 16 cameras are available for viewing with the IPView application. Note 2: Alternatively you can click the 1 Camera icon
as illustrated or use the hot key Ctrl+F3. For 4 Cameras
, 9 Cameras
and 16 Cameras
click the respective
icon or use the hot key as follows Ctrl+F4,Ctrl+F5 and Ctrl+F6. To return to list view format use the hot key Ctrl+F1. 49 Rotate Video
In View Mode format, click on the icon located on the upper left corner of the screen and a pop-up menu will appear as shown below.
Once you click Rotate Right or Rotate Left in the menu, the video will rotate 90 degrees to the right or left. How to take a Snap-Shot with the Camera Snap shot
To take a snap shot with the camera, you must highlight the camera you wish to use from the list view format. From the menu bar select Camera > Snap shot. A Save Image dialog box will appear for you to save the snap shot picture. 50
Alternatively, select from the viewing mode either 1, 4, 9, or 16 cameras. Click on the icon located on the upper left corner of the screen. A case sensitive menu will appear. Select the Snap shot icon. A Save Image dialog box will appear for you to save the snap shot picture. Note: You can also click the Snap shot icon
, as illustrated, or use the hot key, F5. How to Start Recording
To start recording with a camera you must highlight the camera you want to use from the list view format. From the menu bar select Camera > Start. According to the default setting, an AVI file will appear in your IPView folder to save the recorded videos.
Alternatively, in the viewing mode (using either 1, 4, 9, 16 cameras), right-click on the icon located on the upper left corner of the screen. A case sensitive menu will appear. Select the Start icon. According to the default setting, an AVI file will appear in your IPView folder to save the recorded videos. Note : Please stop recording before you want to change any setting in the internet camera. Alternatively you can click the Start icon as illustrated or use the hot key "F7". How to Stop Recording
To stop recording with a camera, you must highlight the camera you wish to stop from the list view format. From the menu bar select Camera > Stop. The recording function will be stopped.
The other alternative is to right-click the icon located on the upper left corner of the screen under the viewing mode of either 1, 4, 9, 16 cameras; a pop-up menu will appear. Select Stop. The recording task will be stopped. Note : Alternatively you can click the Stop icon as illustrated or use the hot key "F9". 51 How to Adjust the Property Setting Property is initiated by selecting Camera > Property. A dialog box will appear which allows for Web Configuration settings and upgrading firmware. (Please refer to the appendix for detailed information.) The Camera Property dialog box will appear. Select the desired options from the tab selections to Configure the camera as shown below. General Allows settings for the camera name, location and administrator information such as administrator ID and password. Please refer to the Web Configuration section under System Administration ‚Äď System for further details. 52 IP Assignment There are two options: Manually Assign or Assign Automatically Using. (Please refer to the Web Configuration section: System Administration ‚Äď System for further details.) 53 DNS DNS (Domain Name System) server is an Internet service that translates domain names into IP addresses. Enter at least one DNS IP Address. Please refer to the Web Configuration section under System Administration ‚Äď System for further details. 54 Wireless - (For Wireless Internet Camera only)
Allows for the settings for Connection mode, Network name, Wireless Channel and WEP key. Please see the Web Configuration section under System Administration- System for further details. 55 Misc Allows setting for LED Control, ActiveX control location, and second port. (Please refer to the Web Configuration section under System Administration ‚Äď System for further details.) Image Provides the settings for the video image of the camera such as brightness, contrast, hue, resolution, compression, frame rate, and light freq. (Please refer to the Web Configuration section under System Administration ‚Äď Image for further details.) 56 Users Allows the system administrator to allow or deny users permission to monitor the camera from a remote site by using Add or Delete user.
To add a user click on the Add icon and the Add User dialog box will appear. Enter the User Name and Password into the specific field. Select the I/O Output Control to give users the privilege of accessing the I/O Output Control.
To delete a user, select the user and click on the Delete icon. (Please refer to the Web Configuration section under System Administration ‚Äď Users for further details.) 57 Date/Time Set the camera‚Äôs time and date to provide correct time information to users who might be thousands of miles away in a remote site by selecting Synchronized with Time Server or Set Manually.(Please refer to the Web Configuration section under System Administration ‚Äď TimeDate for further details.) Trigger 1 Contains commands for setting the Input/Output Trigger connectors providing the physical interface for 1 digital output and 1 digital input that is used for connecting a diversity of external alarm devices to the camera such as IR-Sensor and alarm relay. (Please refer to the Web Configuration section under System Administration ‚Äď Trigger for further details.) 58 Trigger 2
Contains commands for setting the Input/Output Trigger connectors that provide the physical interface for 1 digital output and 1 digital input, used for connecting a diversity of external alarm devices to the camera such as IR-Sensor and alarm relay. (Please refer to the Web Configuration section under System Administration ‚Äď Trigger for further details.) Information Displays information about the camera such as the model, firmware version, MAC address, and IP address. (Please refer to the Web Configuration section under System Administration ‚Äď Information for further details.) 59 Tools Contains commands to reset the camera and update firmware (please refer to the appendix for detailed information). Please refer to the Web Configuration section under System Administration ‚Äď Tools for further details on reset. 60 Recording
The software will create a camera name folder as the File Path and record the video images with file name by date and time. You can adjust the maximum file size from the Max File Size field. (The default size is 50MB.) If the recorded video files reach the file size allocated, video images will be recorded into another file automatically. You can also set-up a schedule for recording tasks by date and time.
Make sure to save any changes you have made to keep the information updated. Note: Alternatively you can click the Property icon as illustrated or use the hot key F2. 61 Menu Bar
The menu bar provides easier access for users to navigate the IPView with different selections along with hot key capabilities as follows: Menu Bar - File File on the menu bar contains New, Open, Save, Save As and Exit for users to create new files, open existing files, save files, and exit the IPView as depicted below. 62 Menu Bar ‚Äď View View on the menu bar provides users with management capabilities for Columns, List, Camera and Refresh. You can view the Camera in 1 Camera,4 Cameras,9 Cameras, or 16 Cameras mode. The View menu bar is pictured below. Columns When Columns is launched, a dialog box will appear displaying the Column Settings. Select the columns that you wish to appear in List View as illustrated below. Viewing Format You can view the format in List view. The List viewing format allows easy management and control of each camera. 63 List View All the cameras and their properties, such as the camera name, IP address, user name, and location, will be displayed in the list view. Note: Right click on any camera to bring up a context sensitive menu of actions you can apply to the selected camera.
Double-clicking on the desired camera will bring up the Property dialog box.
You can click the Refresh icon to update the camera list view. 64 Menu Bar - Camera Camera on the menu bar provides options to manage the camera. Add up to 16 additional Cameras for viewing. The Camera menu allows you to Delete a camera, manage the Property, Enable for real time and take a Snap shot image. The menu bar is illustrated below: Enable Function By default the video image is enabled. There will be a check next to the Enable command to show that the Enable function is working. To disable the real-time image select Camera > Enable and the real-time video image will stop and shutdown. Menu Bar - Tools Tools on the menu bar allows management of the security settings such as User Name and Password. From the menu bar, select Tools>Options and a dialog box will appear. Menu Bar - Help Under Help on the menu bar you can choose Contents or About to learn more about the camera. 65