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AXIS 210A/211A
Network Cameras
User's Manual



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  • Page 1 AXIS 210A/211A Network Cameras User’s Manual...
  • Page 2 • download user documentation and firmware updates • find answers to resolved problems in the FAQ database. Search by product, category, or phrases • report problems to Axis support by logging in to your private support area • visit Axis Support at Safety Notice - Battery Replacement The AXIS 210A/211A uses a 3.0V CR2032 Lithium battery as the...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Extra features for the AXIS 211A ........
  • Page 4 AXIS 210A/211A System Options ..............39 Security .
  • Page 5: Introduction

    All instructions and information in this manual are valid for both models unless otherwise stated. Product features The AXIS 210A/211A cameras are part of the latest generation of fully featured Axis Network Cameras, and are all based on the AXIS ARTPEC-2 compression chip. Both models support the following features: •...
  • Page 6: Extra Features For The Axis 211A

    AXIS 210A/211A - Introduction • Built-in scripting tool that allows the creation of basic applications. For advanced functionality, the cameras can be accessed via the AXIS HTTP API (more info at • (PoE) Power over Ethernet- Supporting PoE network transformers conforming to IEEE 802.3af, the camera can be powered directly from the network cabling.
  • Page 7: Overview

    Mounting screw hole Serial number Control button Power indicator Network indicator Rear panel Audio output 210A/211A AXIS 210A/211A - Introduction AXIS 211A DC-Iris control cable Focus puller 4 3 2 1 I/O terminal connector Power connector Network connector (and PoE...
  • Page 8: Led Indicators

    For more information, see The I/O Terminal Connector, on page 51. Note: Depending on the product version of your AXIS 210A/211A, you will see one of two different types of I/O ternminal connectors. See The I/O Terminal Connector, on page 51.
  • Page 9: Accessing The Camera

    To view streaming video in Microsoft Internet Explorer for Windows, you may set your browser to allow the AXIS Media Control (AMC) to be installed on your computer. The first time an MPEG-4 video stream is accessed AMC also installs an MPEG-4 decoder for viewing the video streams. As a license is required for each instance of the decoder, the product administrator may have disabled the installation.
  • Page 10: Setting The Password

    For more information, please visit the AXIS Internet Dynamic DNS Service at or, for Technical notes on this and other topics, visit the Axis Support Web at Focusing To focus the AXIS 210A, unscrew the focus puller on the lens. Adjust the focus as required. Re-tighten the focus puller. AXIS 210A...
  • Page 11: Focusing

    To focus the AXIS 211A, follow the instructions below. 1. From the Basic Configuration page in the setup tools, open the Focus adjustment page. 2. Set the DC-Iris to Disabled and click Save. 3. Unscrew the zoom puller on the lens by turning it anti-clockwise.
  • Page 12: The Live View Page

    AXIS 210A/211A - 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. The Video Format drop-down list allows the video format on the Live View page to be temporarily changed.
  • Page 13 These controls are only available when audio is enabled, see Audio Settings, on page 25. Push-to-talk settings are made in the AMC control panel, see The AXIS Media Control, on page 16. Click the Speaker and Microphone buttons to switch the sound off and on for the speaker and microphone, respectively.
  • Page 14: Video Streams

    The supported video object types are: • Simple - sets the coding type to H.263, as used by e.g. QuickTime™. • Advanced Simple - sets the coding type to MPEG-4 Part 2, as used by AMC (AXIS Media Control) When using MPEG-4 it is also possible to control the bit rate, which in turn allows the amount of bandwidth usage to be controlled.
  • Page 15: Mpeg-4 Protocols And Communication Methods

    Note however, that a multicast broadcast cannot pass a network router unless the router is configured to allow this. It is thus not possible to multicast over e.g. the Internet. AXIS 210A/211A - Video Streams...
  • Page 16: The Axis Media Control

    Video/images from the AXIS 210A/211A can also be accessed in the following ways: • If supported by the client, the AXIS 210A/211A can use Motion JPEG server push to display 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: Audio Stream Types

    To assess the video stream from e.g. QuickTime™ the following path can be used: rtsp://<IP address>/mpeg4/media.amp This path is for all supported methods, and the client will negotiate with the AXIS 210A/211A to determine exactly which transport protocol to use.
  • Page 18 AXIS 210A/211A - Video Streams Accessing the Audio Streams In addition to accessing audio in the Live View page using AMC, audio from the AXIS 210A/211A can also be accessed in the following ways: HTTP API You can read about accessing audio for the other protocols through the HTTP-API at
  • Page 19: Setup Tools

    1. Start your browser and enter the IP address or host name of the cameras in the location/address field. 2. The Live View page is now displayed. Click Setup to display the Setup tools. AXIS 210A/211A - Setup Tools Setup tools...
  • Page 20: Video & Image Settings

    AXIS 210A/211A - Video & Image settings Video & Image settings The following descriptions offer examples of the features available in the AXIS 210A/211A. For details of each setting, please refer to the online help available from the setup tools. Click to access the online help.
  • Page 21: Overlay/Mask Settings

    AXIS HTTP API, whereas an overlay can. Selecting the overlay/mask type will display further settings available for the selected type.
  • Page 22 The 3 configurable areas available for use as privacy masks show as solid areas of color in the image. These areas cannot be bypassed via the AXIS HTTP API. Enable the area(s) by checking the Enable box, and then set the width, height and color.
  • Page 23: Advanced Settings

    AXIS 210A/211A - Video & Image settings Advanced Settings These pages provide various settings for fine-tuning the video image. Note that the advanced settings available depend on the camera model. Camera Settings To compensate for the lighting conditions, the white balance and exposure control can be adjusted.
  • Page 24 Video snapshot and recording settings • Pan Tilt Zoom (PTZ) settings such as joy stick settings and PTZ mode settings For more information, please see1 the AMC readme file included with AMC, or the Axis Media Control (AMC) User Manual available at
  • Page 25: Audio

    AXIS 210A/211A has an additional menu item called Audio, which allows different audio configurations to be set up, e.g. full duplex, half duplex and simplex. Note: The speaker attached to the audio output of the AXIS 210A/211A must have a built-in amplifier, e.g. some PC speakers. Client PC AXIS 210A/211A An example of a network using AXIS 210A/211A cameras to transmit audio and video across the network.
  • Page 26: Audio Input

    This mode requires you to use the push-to-talk button. Simplex - microphone only mode transmits audio only from the AXIS 210A/211A to web clients. It will not receive audio from any other web clients. This can be used in remote monitoring, web attractions etc., to provide live audio, as well as video, of a monitored...
  • Page 27: Advanced Audio Settings

    Noise canceling is a way of reducing the background noise when there is no useful audio present. A typical application could be that the camera is set up in a noisy environment, and you are only interested in hearing the sound from the AXIS 210A/211A when someone is speaking close to the microphone.
  • Page 28 AXIS 210A/211A - Audio There are two adjustable parameters available for noise cancellation: • Noise canceller threshold level • Noise canceller attenuation When the incoming sound is louder than the threshold it will pass without being affected. When lower than the threshold, the incoming sound will be reduced by a certain attenuation factor.
  • Page 29: Live View Config

    These are the tools for deciding the layout of the camera’s Live View page. The layout can be set in 3 ways: • Use Axis look - the layout is unchanged. • Use custom settings - modify the default Live View page with your own colors, images etc.
  • Page 30 Your own background pictures, banners and logos can either be located externally on e.g. a network server, or they can be uploaded to the AXIS 210A/211A itself. Once uploaded, files are shown in the drop-down lists for Own (file). Follow these instructions to upload a file.
  • Page 31: Action Buttons

    User-defined CGI links can be used to issue advanced commands via the Axis HTTP API. For more information, see the Developer pages at Action Buttons The manual trigger buttons can be used to manually trigger and stop an event from the Live View page.
  • Page 32: Html Examples

    Copy this code and paste it into your own Web page code. External Video The cameras can also display video images from other Axis network cameras and video servers, directly on the Live View page. These are known as External Video sources. These external video sources are available from the drop-down list on the Live View page.
  • Page 33: Sequence Mode

    AXIS 210A/211A - Live View Config Sequence Mode The Live View page can be configured to rotate through the internal and selected external video sources, in order, or randomly. Select the desired video sources and enter the time in seconds to display each source (up to 59 minutes).
  • Page 34: Event Configuration

    AXIS 210A/211A - 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 35: Configuring Event Types

    7. Set the When Triggered... parameters, i.e. define what the camera will do if the main door is opened e.g., upload images to an FTP server or send an e-mail notification. 8. Click OK to save the Event in the Event Types list. AXIS 210A/211A - Event Configuration...
  • Page 36 AXIS 210A/211A - Event Configuration Please see the online help Note: Up to 10 event types can be configured in the cameras, and up to 3 of these can be configured to upload images. Files names can be formatted according to specific requirements. See File Naming & Date/Time Formats online help.
  • Page 37: 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 210A/211A - Event Configuration for descriptions of each available option.
  • Page 38: Port Status

    AXIS 210A/211A - 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 39: Axis 210A/211A

    (Note that all multicast viewers count as 1 viewer.) IP Address Filtering Enable IP Address Filtering- To allow or deny access to the AXIS 210A/211A Network Camera check the box Enable IP address filtering. Once enabled, the IP addresses in the list will be allowed or denied access according to the choice made in the drop-down list Allow/Deny the following IP addresses.
  • Page 40: 802.1X - Network Admission Control

    IP addresses. HTTPS The AXIS 210A and the AXIS 211A both support encrypted browsing using HTTPS. A self-signed certificate can be used until a Certificate Authority-issued certificate has been obtained. Click the Create self-signed Certificate button to install a self-signed certificate.
  • Page 41 The AXIS network video device presents its certificate to the network switch, which in turn forwards this to the RADIUS server. The RADIUS server validates or rejects the certificate and responds to the switch, and sends its own certificate to the client for validation. The switch then allows or denies network access accordingly, on a preconfigured port.
  • Page 42: Date & Time

    Network - Basic TCP/IP Settings IP Address Configuration Your Axis network camera supports both IP version 4 and IP version 6. Both versions may be enabled simultaneously, and at least one version must always be enabled. When using IPv4, the IP address can be set automatically via DHCP, or a static IP address can be set manually.
  • Page 43: Network - Advanced Tcp/Ip Settings

    IP address change (under Services) to receive notification from the camera when the IP address changes. • Alternatively, if your DHCP server can update a DNS server, you can access the AXIS 210A/211A by host name which is always the same, regardless of the IP address.
  • Page 44 AXIS 210A/211A - System Options Host Name Configuration The AXIS 210A/211A can be accessed using a host name, instead of an IP address. The host name is usually the same as the assigned DNS Name. For more information, please see the online help...
  • Page 45 The RTSP protocol allows a connecting client to start an MPEG-4 stream. Enter the RTSP port number to use. The default setting is 554. The FTP server running in the AXIS 210A/211A enables the upload of e.g. new firmware, user applications, etc. Check the box to enable the service.
  • Page 46: Network - Socks

    The QoS in Axis network video products marks the data packets for various types of network traffic originating from the product. This makes it possible for network routers and switches to e.g.
  • Page 47: Network - Smtp (E-Mail)

    SNMP objects. The community is the the group of network devices using SNMP. • SNMP V3 - provides encryption and secure passwords. HTTPS must be enabled. AXIS 210A/211A - System Options...
  • Page 48: Network - Upnp

    For more information, please see the online help. Network - Bonjour Your Axis network camera includes support for Bonjour. When enabled, the camera is automatically detected by operating systems and clients that support this protocol.
  • Page 49: Support

    Image settings and Recent log items. Many of the captions are also links to the proper Setup page to conveniently make adjustments in the cameras settings. Logs & Reports - when contacting Axis support, please be sure to provide a valid Server Report with your query.
  • Page 50: Resetting To The Factory Default Settings

    AXIS 210A/211A - System Options Plain Config - this function is for the advanced user with previous experience of configuring Axis cameras. All parameters can be set and modified from this page. Help is available via the links on the standard setup pages.
  • Page 51: The I/O Terminal Connector

    (rating: 1A Slow). This pin can also be used to power auxiliary equipment, max 100mA, but note that this is not possible when the AXIS 210A/AXIS 211/211A is powered by PoE. Pin 4...
  • Page 52 AXIS 210A/211A - The I/O Terminal Connector use). 2. Push the cable into the connector and secure it by fastening the screw. 3. Once devices are connected, connect the terminal connector to the camera, making sure that all cables are securely fastened.
  • Page 53: Technical Specifications

    Image sensor • 1/4” Sony Wfine progressive scan RGB CCD Lens • AXIS 210A: 4.0 mm, F1.2, fixed iris, CS mount • AXIS 211A: 3.0 - 8.0 mm, F1.0, DC-iris, CS mount Agle of view • AXIS 210A: 48° horizontal •...
  • Page 54 • Windows XP, 2000, 2003 Server, DirectX 9.0 or later Internet Explorer 6.x or later • For other operating systems and browsers see • Open API for application integration including AXIS VAPIX API*, AXIS Media Control SDK*, event trigger data in video stream •...
  • Page 55: General Performance Considerations

    • EN 60950 • Power supply: EN 60950, UL, cUL Dimensions (HxWxD) and • AXIS 210A: 38 x 88 x 157 mm (1.5” x 3.4” x 6.2”) weight • AXIS 211A: 38 x 95 x 178 mm (1.5” x 3,7” x 7.0”) •...
  • Page 56: Optimizing Your System

    Optimizing your system To see the bandwidth and frame rate currently required by the video stream, the AXIS 210A/211A 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 57: Frame Rates - Motion Jpeg And Mpeg-4

    Frame rates - Motion JPEG and MPEG-4 The following table show typical frame rates in frames/second (fps) for Motion JPEG and MPEG-4 video streams from the AXIS 210A/211A. Note that these values are guidelines only - actual values may vary.
  • Page 58: Troubleshooting

    Firmware is software that determines the functionality of the camera. When you upgrade the firmware with a file from the Axis Web site, your camera will receive the latest available functionality. Always read the upgrade instructions and release notes available with each new release, before updating the firmware.
  • Page 59: Emergency Recovery Procedure

    Axis support at Axis Support If you contact Axis support, please help us to help you solve your problems, by providing the server report, the log file and a brief description of the problem. Server Report - go to Setup > System Options > Support Overview. The server report contains important information about the server and its software, as well as a list of the current parameters.
  • Page 60 1) Move the camera to an isolated network or to one with no DHCP or BOOTP server. Set the IP address again, using the AXIS IP Utility (see the Installation Guide) or the ARP/Ping commands. 2) Access the unit and disable DHCP in the TCP/IP settings. Return the unit to the main network.
  • Page 61 Check the color level setting. Refocus the camera. Check in the Video & Image > Advanced - Camera Settings that DC-Iris (AXIS 211A only) is set to Enabled. If the images are still blurred adjust the metal ring until the image is sharp.
  • Page 62 Not all settings have an effect on the test image. For more information, see the help on Image Settings. Check that you are using an AXIS PS-K power supply. Contact your Axis dealer. See the Emergency Recovery Procedure above.
  • Page 63 Audio Settings page. The volume of the microphone or speaker connected to the AXIS 210A/211A is either too high or too low. Change the volume for the speaker or microphone in the Live View page.
  • Page 64: Glossary Of Terms

    The ARP command can be used to set the IP-address for your product. ARTPEC - Axis Real Time Picture Encoder - used for video image compression. CCD - Charge Coupled Device. CCD is one of the two main types of image sensors used in digital cameras.
  • Page 65 Varifocal - A varifocal lens provides a wide range of focal lengths, as opposed to a lens with a fixed focal length, which only provides one. AXIS 210A/211A - Glossary of Terms WAN - Wide-Area-Network. Similar to a LAN, but on a larger geographical scale.
  • Page 66: Index

    AXIS 210A/211A - Index Index Symbols (PoE) Power over Ethernet 6 Accessing the video stream 16 Action 34 Action Buttons 12, 31 Active/Inactive 31 Administrator 19 Advanced Simple profile 14 Alarm 37, 51 AMC Viewer Toolbar 13 Audio input 26...
  • Page 67 Recovery 59 Referrals 39 Restore 48, 49 RTP 15 RTSP 15 Scheduled Event 34, 36 Security 39 AXIS 210A/211A - Index Sequence Mode 12, 33 Sequence mode 12 Serial Number 8 Server Time 42 Services 43 Simple profile 14 Simplex 6, 25...
  • Page 69 AXIS COMMUNICATIONS AXIS 210A/211A User’s Manual Rev. 1.0 Part No: 28520 <Product Name> Quick User’s Guide...

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