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3-869-486-11 (1)
Network Camera
User's Guide
Software Version 1.0
SNC-RZ25N/RZ25P
© 2005 Sony Corporation
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Summary of Contents

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    3-869-486-11 (1) Network Camera User’s Guide Software Version 1.0 SNC-RZ25N/RZ25P © 2005 Sony Corporation...

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    Subpart B of Part 15 of FCC Rules. If you have any questions about this product, you may call: Sony’s Business Information Center (BIC) at 1- 800-686-SONY(7669) or Write to: Sony Customer Information Services Center...

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    NOTICE TO USERS © 2005 Sony Corporation. All rights reserved. This manual or the software described herein, in whole or in part, may not be reproduced, translated or reduced to any machine readable form without prior written approval from Sony Corporation.

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Overview Features ... 6 How to Use This User’s Guide ... 7 Precautions ... 7 Operating Precautions ... 7 System Requirements ... 8 Preparation Assigning the IP Address to the Camera ... 9 Assigning the IP Address Using the Setup Program ...

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    Downloading Images from the Camera — FTP server setting Menu ... 55 Setting the Alarm Output — Alarm output setting Menu ... 56 Alarm output 1, 2 Tab ... 56 Setting the Operations from the Viewer Page — Trigger setting Menu ... 57 Setting the Schedule —...

  • Page 6: Features

    No further authentication is provided nor should the user presume that such filtering is done by the service. • Sony assumes no liability should the service related to the Network Camera goes down or interrupted for whatever reason. Overview...

  • Page 7: How To Use This User's Guide, Precautions, Operating Precautions

    Be sure to read the Installation Manual before operating. Precautions This Sony product has been designed with safety in mind. However, if not used properly electrical products can cause fires which may lead to serious body injury. To avoid such accidents, be sure to heed the following.

  • Page 8: System Requirements

    System Requirements These are the requirements for the computer that displays the image or controls the camera. Processor Pentium III 1 GHz or higher (Pentium 4, 2 GHz or higher recommended) 256 MB or more Windows 2000/XP Web browser Internet Explorer Ver. 5.5 or Ver.6.0 System Requirements...

  • Page 9: Assigning The Ip Address To The Camera, Assigning The Ip Address Using The Setup Program

    Preparation The Preparation section explains what the administrator has to prepare for monitoring the images after installation and connection of the camera. Assigning the IP Address to the Camera To connect the camera to a network, you need to assign a new IP address to the camera when installing the camera for the first time.

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    To specify the IP address manually: Select Use the following IP address, and type the IP address, Subnet mask and Default gateway in the relevant boxes. Set the DNS server address. To obtain the DNS server addresses automatically: Select Obtain DNS server address automatically. To specify the DNS server addresses manually: Select Use the following DNS server address, and type the Primary DNS server address and...

  • Page 11: Accessing The Camera Using The Web Browser

    Accessing the Camera Using the Web Browser When the IP address has been assigned to the camera, check that you can actually access the camera using the Web browser installed in your computer. Use Internet Explorer as the Web browser. Start the Web browser on the computer and type the IP address of the camera in the URL box.

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    When using antivirus software in the computer • When you use antivirus software in your computer, the camera performance may be reduced, for example, the frame rate for displaying the image may be lower. • The Web page displayed when you log in to the camera uses Java Script.

  • Page 13: Basic Configuration By The Administrator

    Basic Configuration by the Administrator You can monitor the image of the camera by logging in with the initial condition of this network camera. You can also set various functions according to the install position, network condition or purpose of the camera. We recommend you configure the following items before monitoring the image from the camera.

  • Page 14: Administrator And User

    Operating the Camera The Operating the Camera section explains how to monitor the image from the camera using the Web browser. Use Internet Explorer as the Web browser. The functions of the camera should be set by the Administrator. For setting the camera, see “Administrating the Camera”...

  • Page 15: Logging In As A User

    Logging in to Homepage — Welcome Page Logging in as a User Start the web browser on the computer and type the IP address of the camera you want to monitor. The welcome page of Network Camera SNC- RZ25N or Network Camera SNC-RZ25P is displayed.

  • Page 16: Displaying The Setting Window For The Administrator Directly, About Viewers

    Note If the Welcome page does not activate correctly, the security level of the Internet Explorer may be set to Medium or higher. See “To display the Welcome page correctly” on page 11 and check the security level. Displaying the setting window for the administrator directly When the administrator sets the camera functions, the setting window can be displayed directly from the...

  • Page 17: Configuration Of Main Viewer, Main Menu

    Every page of this software is optimized to display character Medium size for Internet Explorer. Configuration of Main Viewer This section explains the functions of the parts and controls of the main viewer. For a detailed explanation on each part or control, see the specified pages. Main viewer MPEG4 mode* Camera control...

  • Page 18: Camera Control Section

    Home Displays the Welcome page. Player Click to download the “SNC video player” application program built in the camera. The SNC video player allows you to play video/audio data recorded on the camera with your computer. (See “Using the SNC video player —...

  • Page 19: Monitor Image

    Note To control the focus manually, set “Focus mode” of the camera setting menu to Manual. (page 36) Trigger (Displayed only when the camera Viewer mode (page 44) is set to Full and one or more triggers are enabled on the Trigger Setting menu (page 57).) Select the function you want to use from the list box and click the icon.

  • Page 20: Controlling The Monitor Image, Monitoring The Camera Image, Zooming In The Monitor Image

    Controlling the Monitor Image You can monitor the camera image on the monitor window of the main viewer. Monitoring the camera image Log in to the home page to display the main viewer. You can see how to log in on page 15, “Logging in as a User”.

  • Page 21: Capturing A Monitor Image, Capturing A Monitor Image, Saving The Captured Image

    Capturing a Monitor Image You can capture a monitoring image as a still image and save it in the computer. Capturing a monitor image Monitor the camera image in the monitor window. Click Capture icon. The still image of the moment you click is captured, and the still image is displayed in the monitor window.

  • Page 22: Operating The Camera, Operating By Using The Control Panel, Controlling Via The Control Panel

    Operating the camera You can operate the camera from the main viewer. When you click control icon, the display switches to control panel icon. PanTilt mark and Preset list box are displayed on the upper right of the window. Notes When mark is displayed at upper right side of the window, you can use Pan/Tilt control function.

  • Page 23: Zoom An Image By The Camera Zoom Bar, Moving The Camera To The Preset Position

    watch, the direction and the zoom position of the camera move to suit to the red frame. Still image Red zooming frame Click the left button of the mouse on the still image and drag it. Zoom an image by the camera zoom bar When you can control this function, the zoom bar is displayed below the window.

  • Page 24: Controlling The Camera On A Panorama Image, Facing The Camera Toward The Specified Point

    Controlling the camera on a panorama image When you can control the camera, the panorama widow is displayed under the normal camera window. Normal camera window panorama window In the panorama window, an image of 360° around the camera is displayed as a panorama image. When you click on the displayed panorama image, the camera faces the clicked place.

  • Page 25: Sending An Image File, Sending A Monitor Image Via E-mail

    Sending an Image File You can send a captured still image with an attached mail or to the FTP server. To use this function, you need to make the e- Mail(SMTP) and FTP client active, and set the address properly in the Trigger setting menu on the Administrator menu (page 57).

  • Page 26: Controlling Alarm Output 1, 2, Controlling Day/night Function

    Controlling Alarm output 1, 2 You can control the Alarm output 1, 2 On (short-circuit) and Off (open). To use this function, you need to make Alarm output 1 or Alarm output 2 active in the Trigger setting menu on the Administrator menu (page 57).

  • Page 27: Switching Tcp/udp Transmission Mode

    Switching TCP/UDP Transmission Mode You can select the communication port of the video/ audio data as TCP or UDP. This function can be used when the Video mode (page 34) is set to MPEG4 and the ActiveX viewer is used. Display the main viewer.

  • Page 28: Basic Operations Of Administrator Menu, How To Set Administrator Menu

    Administrating the Camera The Administrating the Camera section explains how to set the functions of the camera by the Administrator. For monitoring the camera image, see “Operating the Camera” on page 14. This section explains the basic operations and each option of the the Administrator menu.

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    Example: System setting menu Select the tab above the setting menu, and set each setting option in the tab. Example: “System” setting menu “Date & time” See page 29 to 62 for details of setting menu tabs and setting options. After setting, click OK.

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    FTP client Displays the FTP client setting menu for sending an image file to FTP server. (“Sending Images to FTP Server — FTP client setting Menu” on page 49) Image memory Displays the image memory setting menu for recording a video/audio file in the built-in memory of the camera. (“Recording Images in Memory —...

  • Page 31: System Tab

    Configuring the System — System setting menu When you click System on the Administrator menu, the System setting menu appears. Use this menu to perform the principal settings of the software. The System setting menu is composed of five tabs which are System, Date &...

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    Maximum wait number Sets the number of users who can wait for their turn for control authority during operation by one user. Selectable number is from 0 to 10. This is effective when “Exclusive control mode” is On. Notes • To use Exclusive control mode, the date and time of the camera and the connected computer must be set correctly at first.

  • Page 33: Initialize Tab, System Log Tab

    Initialize Tab Reboot Reboots the camera. Click Reboot, and the message “The SNC-RZ25N/ RZ25P will be rebooted. Are you sure?” appears. Click OK to reboot the camera. It takes about two minutes to start again. Factory default Resets the camera to the factory settings. Click Factory default, and the message “Set up data will be initialized.

  • Page 34: Access Log Tab, Common Tab

    Access log tab Access log The access record of the camera is displayed. Click Reload to reload to the latest data. Setting the Camera Image and Audio — Camera setting Menu Setting the Camera Image and Audio — Camera setting Menu When you click Camera on the Administrator menu, the Camera setting menu appears.

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    When select On, set Multicast address, Multicast video port number and Multicast audio port number properly. Multicast address: Type the multicast address used on the Multicast streaming. Multicast video port number: Specify the video transmission port number used for the Multicast streaming.

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    when Optical is selected, an image can be zoomed up to 18X optical zoom. Focus mode Selects Focus mode. When Auto is selected, the focus is automatically adjusted. When Manual is selected, the focus can be adjusted by using the Near Far and One Push Focus buttons of the control panel displayed from the main viewer.

  • Page 37: Day/night Tab

    Iris priority: Gain and Shutter speed of the camera can be adjusted automatically, and Iris can be selected. When it is selected, Iris and Slow shutter are displayed and they can be set. Manual: You can set the exposure manually. When you select it, Shutter speed, Gain and Iris are displayed and you can set them.

  • Page 38: Mpeg4 Tab, Jpeg Tab

    Manual Switch the day/night mode manually. When you select Manual, On and Off are displayed. When you select On, the camera works in night mode. When you select Off, it works in day mode. Timer Normally works in day mode. It switches to night mode at the time you set in the Schedule setting menu.

  • Page 39: Reset Tab

    Frame rate Set the maximum frame rate of JPEG image that can be monitored on the computer. Selectable values of the frame rates are as follows. SNC-RZ25N 5, 6, 8, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 fps SNC-RZ25P 5, 6, 8, 10, 15, 20, 25 fps Image quality Set the quality of JPEG image.

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    Configuring the Network — Network setting Menu When you click Network on the Administrator menu, the Network setting menu appears. Use this menu to configure the network to connect the camera and the computer. The Network setting menu consists of 5 tabs: Network, Wireless, Wireless authentication, PPPoE and Dynamic IP address notification.

  • Page 41: Wireless Tab Setting Of Wireless Connection

    — Wireless Tab Setting of Wireless Connection Insert the specified wireless LAN card into the CF card slot of the camera, and set the matters to connect to the wireless network. Use the optional wirless LAN card SNCA-CFW1 for the wireless connection.

  • Page 42: Wireless Authentication Tab - Setting The Wireless Authentication, Pppoe Tab - Setting Of Pppoe Connection

    Wireless authentication Tab - Setting the Wireless Authentication Set the authentication necessary for the wireless connection. SSID Type the ID to identify the wireless network you want to access using up to 32 ASCII characters (alphanumeric). For your security, be sure to change the factory setting. Select On when you use the WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) keys, or Off when you do not use it.

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    Primary DNS server Type the IP address of the primary DNS server. Secondary DNS server Type the IP address of the secondary DNS server. OK/Cancel See “Buttons common to every setting menu” on page Dynamic IP address notification Tab — Notifying the IP Address When the DHCP setting is set to On or PPPoE setting is set to On on the Network tab, you can send notification of the completion of the network settings using the...

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    :port: Specify the port number to which you want to connect. If you want to use the well-known port number 80, you do not need to input this value. path: Type the command name. parameter: Type the command parameter if necessary. You can use the special tags mentioned below for the parameters.

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    Viewer authentication Set whether the user is authenticated or not when the main viewer is displayed. When you select On, the main viewer is displayed to suit the authenticated user. When you select Off, select the view mode of the main viewer page which is displayed without authentication from Full, PanTilt, Light or View.

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    Note You can access the camera even from a computer having an IP address whose access right is set to Deny, if you enter the user name and password set for the Administrator boxes in the User setting menu. OK/Cancel See “Buttons common to every setting menu”...

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    SMTP server name Type the SMTP server name up to 64 characters, or the IP address of the SMTP server. Authentication Select the authentication required when you send an e- Mail. Off: Select if no authentication is required when an e- Mail is sent.

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    The date/time suffix consists of lower two-digits of year (2 digits), month (2 digits), date (2 digits), hour (2 digits), minute (2 digits), second (2 digits), and consecutive number (2 digits), thus 14-digit number is added to the file name. Sequence number: A consecutive number of 10 digits between 0000000001 and 4294967295 and two fixed digits 00 is added to the Image file name.

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    Effective period Set the period when the periodical sending is effective. Always: The periodical sending is always effective. Schedule: You can specify the period when the periodical sending is effective in the schedule setting in the other section. Click Schedule and the setting menu for the effective period is displayed.

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    Password Type the password for the FTP server. Re-type password To confirm the password, type the same characters as you typed in the Password box. Passive mode Set whether you use the passive mode of FTP server or not when connecting to FTP server. Select On to connect to FTP server using the passive mode.

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    For details, see “Setting the Alarm Buffer — Alarm buffer setting Menu” on page 60. OK/Cancel See “Buttons common to every setting menu” on page Periodical sending Tab — Setting the Periodical FTP Client Activity You can set to send an image file to FTP server periodically.

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    Recording Images in Memory — Image memory setting Menu When you click Image memory on the Advanced mode menu, the Image memory setting menu appears. By using the image memory function, you can record the image and audio file, which has been shot being linked with the external sensor input or with the built-in motion detection function, to the built-in memory (about 8 MB) of the camera or CF memory card.

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    POP server name This is necessary when POP before SMTP is selected in Authentication. Type POP (receiving mail) server name up to 64 characters. Otherwise type the IP address of POP server. This setting is necessary when SMTP server that sends a mail authenticates using the account of POP user.

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    Alarm buffer Select Use alarm buffer when you forward the image/ audio of before and after the alarm detection (pre-alarm, post-alarm). If you do not select it, only the image of the moment of the alarm detection is forwarded. Click Alarm buffer to display the Alarm buffer setting menu.

  • Page 55: Directory Structure Of Image Memory, Server Setting Menu

    Directory Structure of Image Memory The images are recorded in the memory with the following directory structure. FTP root Date_No. xxxxxxx.m4f yyyyyyy.m4f aaaaaaa.jpg bbbbbbb.jpf ccccccc.mf4 Date_No. zzzzzzz.mf4 qqqqqqq.mf4 represents a directory created automatically. The Date_No. directory has a 11-digit name consisting of the last two digits of year (2 digits), month (2 digits), day (2 digits) underscore and sequence number (2 digits).

  • Page 56: Alarm Output 1, 2 Tab

    Note Note the followings when log in to FTP server of the camera using the FTP client software on the computer. • The frame rate and the operativity of the monitor window in the main viewer will declime. • While recording the image using the Image memory function, you cannot delete the recording directory.

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    Motion detection: To set the motion detection function, click Motion detection. The Motion detection setting page appears (see page 61). Notes • The motion detection function can activate or be set only when the Video mode of the camera is set to MPEG4 and the Cropping is set Off.

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    FTP client By checking this box, it will allow you to select FTP client in the Trigger setting menu. You can send an image file to FTP server by selecting FTP and clicking the Trigger icon. When you click FTP client button, the Trigger (setting) FTP client menu is displayed.

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    OK/Cancel See “Buttons common to every setting menu” on page Setting the Schedule — Schedule setting Menu When you click Schedule on the Administrator menu, the Schedule setting menu appears. This is the same menu as the setting menu which is displayed when you click Schedule to set Effective period and Schedule in FTP client setting menu, e-Mail (SMTP) setting menu, Image memory setting menu,...

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    OK/Cancel See “Buttons common to every setting menu” on page Setting the Alarm Buffer — Alarm buffer setting Menu Setting the Alarm Buffer — Alarm buffer setting Menu When you click Alarm buffer on the Administrator menu, the Alarm buffer Setting menu appears. You can set the Pre-alarm image and audio (the image and audio before the alarm detection) and the Post - alarm image and audio.

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    Note The value of Recording capacity differs depending on Image size, Bit rate (for MPEG4) and Image quality (for JPEG) in the camera setting menu. OK/Cancel See “Buttons common to every setting menu” on page Setting the Motion Detection Function Motion detection setting Menu When you click Motion detection on the Administrator menu, the Motion detection setting menu appears.

  • Page 62: Setting The Motion Detection Area, Sensitivity And Threshold Level

    Motion detection indicator The moving level of the present shooting image inside the specified Window is shown in the graph. The even line shows the threshold level for Motion detection which will be a guide to set the sensitivity properly. Sensitivity slider bar Use it to set the sensitivity of the monitoring image.

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    Saving the Camera Position and Action Preset position setting Menu When you click Preset Position of the administrator setting menu, the preset position setting menu is displayed. In this menu, PanTilt and Zoom position can be saved and you can set a Tour (program). Position tab —...

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    Tour Tab — Setting a Tour Up to 16 positions can be programmed, and the camera moves to the programmed positions sequentially (Tour). Up to 5 groups can be set as the Tour. Tour name Select a tour name from among A, B, C, D and E. Stay time Type a period of time for which the camera is to stay at each preset position, between 1 and 3600 seconds.

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    “telnet host name port number”. VISCA: Select it when you control the camera with VISCA protocol. As for the command list of VISCA protocol, refer to the dealer of your camera or Sony Commercial Products Service Counter nearby. Notes •...

  • Page 66: Starting The Setup Program, Bandwidth Control Tab

    Others This section explains how to use the application software and commands, including the supplied CD- ROM. Using the Supplied Setup Program Explains the functions except the Network tab in the Setup Program. To install the Setup Program, to assign the IP address and to set the network, see “Assigning the IP address to the Camera”...

  • Page 67: Date Time Tab, Pppoe Tab

    Date time Tab You can set the date and time on the camera. Click the Date time tab to display the date/time setting window. Click to select the camera you want to set the date and time for. You can select multiple cameras and set the date and time simultaneously.

  • Page 68: Rebooting The Camera, Installing The Snc Audio Upload Tool

    Retype the password for the user ID in the Re-type password box. Set the DNS server address. To obtain the DNS server addresses automatically: Select Obtain DNS server address automatically. To specify the DNS server addresses manually: Select Use the following DNS server address, and type the Primary DNS server address and Secondary DNS server address in each box.

  • Page 69: Connecting The Camera To The Computer, Using The Snc Audio Upload Tool

    Connecting the Camera to the Computer Connect a speaker to the 5 (line output) jack on the camera. Connect a microphone to the microphone input jack on the computer. Note If the microphone input jack of the computer is not set correctly, no sound is transmitted from the computer and nothing is output from the speaker connected to the camera.

  • Page 70: Download The Snc Video Player, Using The Snc Video Player

    Setting tab User Set the User ID and Password for the administrator. The default setting of the User ID for the Administrator is “admin,” and the Password is “admin.” Camera address Type the IP address or host name of the camera you want to transmit sound.

  • Page 71: Using The Snc Panorama Creator

    Information boxes on the selected file are displayed on the left side of the window as follows: Each click on the (information) icon switches between “display” and “Not to display” of the file information. Model name: Model name of the camera with which the file is recorded.

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    The created panorama image is displayed in the upper viewer. Angle setting Set the view angle within the created 360-degree panorama image. Select the angle (degrees) from among “90,” “180,” “270” or “360.” If you want to limit the camera movement to the selected view angle, check the “Lock”...

  • Page 73: Using The Custom Homepage Installer, Uploading The Custom Homepage Installer To The Camera

    Creating and transmitting a panorama image Click the Make button to start shooting. A panorama image will be created in about two minutes. Note Do not make settings of the camera or move the camera during shooting. Select the view angle for a panorama image on Angle Setting.

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    Read the notes carefully, and click Next. The Software License Agreement is displayed. Read the agreement carefully, select Agree if you accept it, then click Next. Type the IP address of the camera to be uploaded in the IP address box. Specify the HTTP port No.

  • Page 75: Assigning The Ip Address To The Camera Using Arp Commands

    Note Do not turn off the camera until the camera is rebooted after uploading the homepage file. The following page will appear after a while. After displaying this page, the camera will be adjusted and rebooted automatically in two minutes. Click Finish to exit the program.

  • Page 76: Using The Snmp, Inquiry Commands, Setting Commands

    (standard format) With the above inquiry, you can obtain the following setting information. The following explains the setting information using the inqjs=snmp (JavaScript parameter) format. var sysDescr=“\“SONY Network Camera SNC- RZ25\”” var sysObjectID=“1.3.6.1.4.1.122.8501” var sysLocation=“\“\”” var sysContact=“\“\”” var sysName=“\“\””...

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    sysName=<string> Set the case of “mib-2.system.sysName.0” in the <string> position. The maximum length of <string> is 255 characters. enaAuthTraps=<value> Set the case value of “mib-2.snmp.snmp EnableAuthenTraps.0” in the <string> position. Type “1” (enable) or “2” (disable) in the <value> position. community=<ID>,<rwAttr>, <communityName>,<IpAddressString>...

  • Page 78: Specifications

    Specifications Network Protocol TCP/IP, ARP, ICMP, HTTP, FTP (server/client), SMTP (client), DHCP (client), DNS (client), NTP (client), SNMP (MIB-2), RTP/ RTCP, PPPoE Compression Video compression format MPEG4/JPEG (selectable) Audio compression format G.711/G.726 (40,32,24,16 kbps) Image size 640 × 480 (VGA), 480 × 360, 384 × 288, 320 ×...

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    not including the projecting parts, lens and tripod adapter Mass Approx. 1.3 kg (2 lb 14 oz) Supplied accessories CD-ROM (setup program and User’s Guide) (1) Ceiling bracket (A) (1) Ceiling bracket (B) (1) Wire rope (1) Screws 3M 3 × 6 (6) Installation Manual (this document) B&P Warranty Booklet (1) (SNC- RZ25N only)

  • Page 80: Index

    Index Access log ...34 access right ...45 ActiveX viewer...16 activity detection function ...61 Administrator ... 14 administrator ... 14 administrator menu page ...29 Alarm...50 alarm... 50 Alarm buffer ... 30 alarm buffer ... 30 Alarm buffer setting Menu ...60 Alarm output ... 26 alarm output ...

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    User ...14 user...14 User name ... 44 user name ... 44 user setting ... 44 User setting Menu ... 44 Sony Corporation View size ... 18 view size... 18 viewer... 16 Viewer mode ... 44 viewer mode... 44 volume... 19...

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