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AXIS Camera Station
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  • Page 1 AXIS Camera Station Installation Guide...
  • Page 3: Minimum Recommended Requirements

    AXIS Camera Station Installation Guide AXIS Camera Station Installation Guide Minimum recommended requirements Install AXIS Camera Station on a stand-alone computer dedicated mainly for running this application Hardware: • Intel Pentium 4 with 2 GHz processor • CD-drive • 512 MB RAM •...
  • Page 4 Axis Network Cameras and Axis Video Servers. A brief introduction to the functionality of the software is covered here, see the online Help or the AXIS Camera Station User’s Manual for a detailed description. The User’s Manual is available on the CD and on www.axis.com...
  • Page 5: Network Configuration

    AXIS Camera Station can record and play back video from cameras that are connected over a LAN (Local Area Network) or over a WAN (Wide Area Network). The cameras can be connected directly to the server running AXIS Camera Station using an Ethernet network. Internet (WAN)
  • Page 6 Page 6 AXIS Camera Station Installation Guide See the User’s Manual for details, available on the CD and on www.axis.com...
  • Page 7 AXIS Camera Station Installation Guide Install AXIS Camera Station Software Install AXIS Camera Station on the dedicated stand-alone PC from where you wish to run the main administration of your cameras and video servers. 1. Insert the CD in the CD drive. If the installation CD does not auto-start, click autorun.exe in the CD’s root folder.
  • Page 8 Page 8 AXIS Camera Station Installation Guide 6. When the installation is finished, open AXIS Camera Station from Start > All Programs or click the program icon on your desktop:...
  • Page 9 When entering the License Key and Access Code, remember that they are both case sensitive. License A base license is required to run AXIS Camera Station and allows for a specified number of cameras to be used with the program. Licenses for additional cameras can be installed under Options >...
  • Page 10 Fast Internet connection: Register automatically If AXIS Camera Station is installed on a computer with fast Internet access you can register automatically. Your license information is sent directly to the Axis Web server. 1. Select Licensed Version and click on the OK button.
  • Page 11 4. You can now start using AXIS Camera Station. Note: If the connection to the Axis Web server fails while registering the software, you can register manually by following the instructions for No or low-speed Internet connection: Register manually.
  • Page 12 If AXIS Camera Station is installed on a computer without (or with low-speed) access to the Internet, you can acquire the Access Code that is needed to activate the software from the Axis Web site and enter it manually. 1. Select Grace period and click on the OK button 2.
  • Page 13 ID when filling in information on the Internet form for your Access Code. 4. You can now use AXIS Camera Station for 5 days. During the grace period you can receive the Access Code by using any computer with Internet access. Browse to http://www.axis.com/techsup/acs and fill in the requested...
  • Page 14 Camera Station One If you are currently running the Demo version or AXIS Camera Station One and wish to switch to the full version of AXIS Camera Station, you can register your license by selecting Options > General Settings > License from the main menu. Follow the instructions for “Fast Internet connection: Register automatically”...
  • Page 15 Configure AXIS Camera Station After installing the software, it must be configured for your cameras and video servers. The first time AXIS Camera Station is started, a search function automatically finds and installs cameras/ video servers on your network. If there are more cameras on your network than you have a license for, an Install Cameras dialog opens automatically.
  • Page 16 2. From Camera settings, click on the Add button. 3. Information can be entered manually or click Search to get a list of available cameras and video servers on your network. AXIS Camera Station Installation Guide 1.From AXIS Camera Station, click Options > Camera settings.
  • Page 17 4. Click on the desired camera/video server and then OK. 5. All pertinent information appears in the window. Camera Name is how the camera will appear in AXIS Camera Station. If you like, you may change the name to something more descriptive such as “Backdoor” or “Garage”.
  • Page 18: Set Up Recording

    User Name and Password information. Notes: The Master Password is setup in AXIS Camera Station under Options > General Settings > General > Master Credentials. Default User name = root, Password = pass. Set up Recording Recording can be set up as continuous, triggered or scheduled.
  • Page 19 AXIS Camera Station Installation Guide Defining default camera views from AXIS Camera Station To define the camera views as seen from the main AXIS Camera Station user interface, click on Options > Views from the file menu. 1. Select the view according to the number of cameras you want to configure.
  • Page 20 From AXIS Camera Station you can start or stop the background service, click File > Start Server or Stop Server or right-click on the AXIS Camera Station icon in the taskbar. When the service is running there is a flashing green indicator in the upper right corner of the window.
  • Page 21: Axis Camera Station Client

    The AXIS Camera Station Client application is used for remote operations on client workstations, where you can perform the same tasks as from AXIS Camera Station using a similar user interface. Install AXIS Camera Station Client Software 1. From the client workstation, insert the CD and select Software then AXIS Camera Station Client.
  • Page 22 8. Click OK. Notes: • When working with more one than one AXIS Camera Station, a list of recently accessed Camera Stations is available in the File menu. If there are problems connecting to the server, click Test connection to troubleshoot •...
  • Page 23: Axis Camera Station Web Application

    Once the AXIS Camera Station Web Access has been enabled in AXIS Camera Station under Options > General Settings > General clients can access camera views from a browser by typing http://<server IP address>/VideoWeb in the Address field...
  • Page 24 Page 24 AXIS Camera Station Installation Guide...
  • Page 27 AXIS Camera Station Installation Guide Rev. 4.2 April 2007 Copyright © Axis Communications AB, 2004-2007 Part No. 29156...

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