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  • Page 1 AXIS 210/211 Network Camera User’s Manual...
  • Page 2 • visit Axis Support at Safety Notice - Battery Replacement The AXIS 210/211 uses a 3.0V CR2032 Lithium battery as the power supply for its internal real-time clock (RTC). Under normal conditions this battery will last for a minimum of 5 years. Low battery power affects the operation of the RTC, causing it to reset at every power-up.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    SOCKS ............. 38 AXIS 210/211...
  • Page 4 AXIS 210/211 SMTP (email) ............38 UPnP™...
  • Page 5: Product Features

    AXIS 210/211 - Product Features Product Features The AXIS 210 and the AXIS 211 are part of the latest generation of fully featured Axis Network Cameras, all based on the AXIS ARTPEC-2 compression chip. The AXIS 211 features a DC-Iris and support for Power over Ethernet (PoE). All instructions and information in this manual are valid for both cameras unless otherwise stated.
  • Page 6: Axis 211 - Extra Features

    AXIS 210/211 - Product Features AXIS 211 - Extra Features DC-Iris The AXIS 211 features a varifocal DC-Iris, which automatically regulates the amount of light entering the camera. Tele/wide and focus are adjusted manually with the aid of the pullers mounted on the lens.
  • Page 7: Overview

    Mounting screw DC-Iris control cable hole (AXIS 211) Serial number Control button Power connector Power indicator Network indicator AXIS 210/211 - Product Features AXIS 211 Control cable Rear panel AXIS 211 I/O terminal connector Network connector (and PoE for AXIS 211)
  • Page 8: Led Indicators

    AXIS 210/211 - Product Features LED Indicators After completion of the startup and self test routines, the multi-colored Network, Status, and Power LED indicators flash as follows: Network Amber Green Unlit Green Status Unlit Amber Power Green Amber Steady for connection to 10 Mbit/s network. Flashes for network activity.
  • Page 9: Accessing The Camera

    Accessing the Camera To use the AXIS 210/211 on your network, it must first be installed. Please see the AXIS 210/211 Installation Guide, supplied with the product, or available from The cameras can be used with most standard operating systems and browsers. The recommended browser is Internet Explorer with Windows, and Mozilla with other operating systems.
  • Page 10: Setting The Password

    AXIS 210/211 - Accessing the Camera Setting the Password 1. When accessing a camera for the first time, the ‘Configure Root Password’ dialog will be displayed on the screen. 2. Enter a password and then re-enter it, to confirm the spelling. Click OK.
  • Page 11: Focusing

    When the focus is set with this method it will then be maintained in any light conditions. AXIS 210/211 - Accessing the Camera Zoom puller AXIS 211...
  • Page 12: The Live View Page

    AXIS 210/211 - Accessing the Camera The Live View Page Depending on whether or not the Live View page has been customized, the buttons described below may or may not be visible. To resize the video image, click the View Size buttons: half-size (x full-size (x1), x2 or x4.
  • Page 13 (Internet Explorer only). Click the View Full Screen button to make the video image fill the entire screen area. No other windows will be visible. Press Esc (Escape) on the computer keyboard to exit full screen. AXIS 210/211 - Accessing the Camera...
  • Page 14: Video Streams

    The Live View page in the AXIS 210/211 provides access to Motion JPEG and MPEG-4 video streams, as well as to single JPEG images. Other applications and clients can also access these video streams/images directly, without going via the Live View page.
  • Page 15: Mpeg-4 Protocols And Communication Methods

    However, if more and more unicast clients connect simultaneously, the AXIS 210/211 will at some point become overloaded. There is also a maximum of 20 simultaneous viewers to be considered.
  • Page 16: The Axis Media Control

    Video/images from the AXIS 210/211 can also be accessed in the following ways: • If supported by the client, the AXIS 210/211 can use Motion JPEG server push to dis- play video. This option maintains an open HTTP connection to the browser and sends data as and when required, for as long as required.
  • Page 17 AXIS 210/211 - Video Streams Other MPEG-4 clients Although it may be possible to use other clients to view the MPEG-4 stream, this is not guaranteed by Axis. For some other clients, e.g. QuickTime™ the Video Object Type must be set to Simple. It may also be necessary to adjust the advanced MPEG-4 settings.
  • Page 18: Configuration

    AXIS 210/211 - Configuration Configuration This section describes how to configure the camera, and is intended for product Administrators, who have unrestricted access to all the Setup tools, and Operators, who have access to the settings for Video & Image, Live View Config and Event Configuration.
  • Page 19: Video And Image Settings

    AXIS 210/211 - Configuration Video and Image settings The following descriptions offer examples of the features available in the cameras. For details of each setting, please refer to the online help available from the setup tools. Click to access the online help.
  • Page 20: Overlay Settings

    An overlay image is an image superimposed over the video image. Follow these instructions to upload and use an overlay image: 1. To upload the file (the image) to the AXIS 210/211, click the Browse button and locate it on your computer or server.
  • Page 21 MPEG-4 video stream. For more information on these advanced settings, please see the online help. For more information on MPEG-4, see Video Streams, on page 14. AXIS 210/211 - Configuration Image Size The height and width of the overlay image in...
  • Page 22: Axis Media Control

    AXIS 210/211 - Configuration AXIS Media Control The AXIS Media Control (AMC) is installed automatically the first time the camera is accessed from a browser. The AMC control panel can be opened by right-clicking on the video image in the Live View web page. The AMC control panel can be used to configure...
  • Page 23: Live View Config

    Live View page can be customized to suit your own requirements, or you can upload and use your own home page. To upload your own files, click the Upload/Remove button and see the instructions below. AXIS 210/211 - Live View Config...
  • Page 24 AXIS 210/211 - Live View Config Upload Own Web Files Your own web files, background pictures, etc., must first be uploaded to the camera in order to be available for selection in the Custom Settings setup dialog. Once uploaded, the files are shown in the drop-down lists.
  • Page 25: Action Buttons

    There are 2 options for how the output is activated: • The Pulse button activates the output for a defined period • Active/Inactive displays 2 buttons, one for each action (on/off) AXIS 210/211 - Live View Config...
  • Page 26: Html Examples

    HTML Examples You can add live video from your AXIS 210/211 to your own web site. The camera can send Motion-JPEG or MPEG-4 images to up to 20 simultaneous connections, although an administrator can restrict this to fewer. Note that this does not affect or include the number of multicast viewers.
  • Page 27: External Video

    AXIS 210/211 - Live View Config External Video The camera can also display video images from other Axis network cameras and video servers. These are known as External Video sources. Each external video source is available from the drop-down list on the Live View page.
  • Page 28: Event Configuration

    AXIS 210/211 - Event Configuration Event Configuration An event in the camera is when an Event Type is activated and causes certain actions to be performed. The event type is the set of parameters (or conditions) that specifies how and when which actions will be performed.
  • Page 29: Configuring Event Types

    Please see the online help Note: Up to 10 event types can be configured in the camera, and up to 3 of these can be configured to upload images. AXIS 210/211 - Event Configuration for descriptions of each available option.
  • Page 30 AXIS 210/211 - Event Configuration Pre-trigger and Post-trigger buffers This function is very useful when checking to see what happened immediately before and/or after a trigger, e.g. 30 seconds before and/or after a door was opened. Check the Upload images checkbox under Event Types > Add Triggered... > Triggered by... to expand the web page with the available options.
  • Page 31: Motion Detection

    6. Adjust the Object size, History and Sensitivity profile sliders (see table below for details). Any detected motion within an active window is then indicated by red peaks in the Activity window (the active window has a red frame). AXIS 210/211 - Event Configuration...
  • Page 32: Port Status

    AXIS 210/211 - Event Configuration 7. Click Save. To exclude parts of the Include window, click the Configure Excluded Windows button and position the Exclude window as required, within the Include window. Please see the online help Object Size High level...
  • Page 33: System Options

    •Restricting referrers is of greatest value when not using IP address filtering. If IP address filter- ing is used, then the allowed referrers are automatically restricted to those allowed IP addresses. AXIS 210/211 - System Options...
  • Page 34: Date & Time

    IP address change (under Services) to receive notification from the video server when the IP address changes. •Alternatively, if your DHCP server can update a DNS server, you can access the AXIS 210/211 by host name which is always the same, regardless of the IP address.
  • Page 35: Network - Advanced Tcp/Ip Settings

    DNS servers - enter the IP addresses of the primary and secondary DNS servers. Host Name Configuration The AXIS 210/211 can be accessed using a host name, instead of an IP address. The host name is usually the same as the assigned DNS Name.
  • Page 36: Socks

    AXIS 210/211 - System Options Link-Local Address This is enabled by default and assigns the AXIS 210/211 an additional IP address for use ™ with UPnP . The AXIS 210/211 can have both a Link-Local IP and a static/DHCP-supplied IP address at the same time - these will not affect each other.
  • Page 37: Upnp

    UPnP™ The AXIS 210/211 includes support for UPnP on your computer, the camera will automatically be detected and a new icon will be added to “My Network Places.” Note: UPnP must also be enabled on your Windows XP or ME computer. To do this, open the Control Panel from the Start Menu and select Add/Remove Programs.
  • Page 38: Support

    AXIS 210/211 - System Options Backup - To take a backup of all of the parameters, and any user-defined scripts, click this button. If necessary, it will then be possible to return to the previous settings, if settings are changed and there is unexpected behavior.
  • Page 39: Advanced

    Plain Config - this function is for the advanced user with experience of Axis video server configuration. All parameters can be set and modified from this page. Help is available from the standard help pages. AXIS 210/211 - System Options...
  • Page 40: The I/O Terminal Connector

    AXIS 210/211 - The I/O Terminal Connector The I/O Terminal Connector Pinout and Interface The 4-pin I/O terminal connector provides the interface to: • 1 transistor output • 1 digital input • auxiliary power and GND The terminal connector is used in applications for e.g. motion detection, event triggering, time lapse recording, alarm notification via email, image storage to FTP locations, etc.
  • Page 41 3. Once devices are connected, connect the terminal connector to the camera, making sure that all cables are securely fastened. Schematic Diagram - Terminal Connectors Switch 3.3V Mode Power Supply AXIS 210/211 camera AXIS 210/211 - The I/O Terminal Connector PS-K 9V e.g. push Relay Device...
  • Page 42: Troubleshooting

    Preconfigured and customized settings will be saved when the firmware is upgraded (providing the features are available in the new firmware) although this is not guaranteed by Axis Communications. Always read the instructions and release notes available with each new release, before upgrading the firmware.
  • Page 43: Emergency Recovery Procedure

    The Log file is available from Setup > System Options > Logs & Reports. The Log file records events in the unit since the last system restart and can be a useful diagnostic tool when troubleshooting. AXIS 210/211 - Troubleshooting...
  • Page 44 AXIS 210/211 - Troubleshooting Symptoms, Possible Causes and Remedial Actions Problems setting the IP address When using ARP/Ping. The camera is located on a different subnet. The IP address is being used by another device Possible IP address conflict with another device on the same subnet.
  • Page 45 MPEG-4 decoder. Check with your network administrator that the multicast addresses used by the AXIS 210/211 are valid for your network. Check with your network administrator if there is a firewall preventing viewing. Check if your router supports multicasting, or if the router settings between the client and the server need to be configured.
  • Page 46 AXIS 210/211 - Troubleshooting The Status and Network indicator LEDs are flashing red rapidly Hardware failure. The Status indicator LED is flashing red and the camera is inaccessible A firmware upgrade has been inter- rupted or the firmware has otherwise been damaged.
  • Page 47: Technical Specifications

    • Terminal block: 1 alarm input, 1 output transistor (max 24 V, 0.1 A), alternative Power • External power adapter PS-K (included): 9V DC, 9W • Via terminal connector: 7-20V DC, max 5W AXIS 210/211 - Technical Specifications configuration web page up to 30 fps for other resolutions...
  • Page 48 AXIS 210/211 - Technical Specifications Item Processors and memory Power over Ethernet (AXIS 211 only) Operating conditions System integration support Minimum web browsing requirements Supported protocols Approvals - EMC Approvals - Safety Dimensions - AXIS 210 Dimensions - AXIS 211...
  • Page 49: General Performance Considerations

    Optimizing your system To see the bandwidth and frame rate currenty required by the video stream, the AXIS 210/211 provides a tool that can be used to display these values directly in the video image. To do this, special format strings are added as part of a text overlay.
  • Page 50: Frame Rates - Motion Jpeg And Mpeg-4

    Frame rates - Motion JPEG and MPEG-4 The following table shows typical frame rates in frames/second (fps) for Motion JPEG and MPEG-4 video streams from the AXIS 210/211. Note that these values are guidelines only - actual values may vary.
  • Page 51: Glossary Of Terms

    AXIS 210/211 - Glossary of Terms Glossary of Terms ActiveX - A control (or set of rules) used by a browser. ActiveX controls are often downloaded and installed automatically as required. AMC - AXIS Media Control. The control required for viewing video images in Internet Explorer.
  • Page 52 AXIS 210/211 - Glossary of Terms switch (see below). RTP- Real-Time Transfer Protocol. A transfer protocol designed for delivery of live contents, e.g. MPEG-4. Simplex - In simplex operation, a network cable or communications channel can only send information in one direction.
  • Page 53: Index

    AXIS 210/211 - Index Index Action 30 Action Buttons 12, 27 Active/Inactive 12, 27 Administrator 18 Administrators 35 Alarm 33, 42 AMC 9 AMC Viewer Toolbar 13 Auxiliary Power 42 AXIS Media Control 24 Backup 40 Bandwidth 52 Basic Configuration 19...
  • Page 54 Server Time 36 Services 36 Setup Tools 19 Snapshot button 12 Support 40 System Options 35 System Options Overview 20 AXIS 210/211 - Index TCP Server 30 TCP/IP Settings 36 Terminal Block 42 Time Mode 36 Triggered Event 30 Troubleshooting 44...

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