Video Network Station
Before operating the unit, please read this manual thoroughly and
retain it for future reference.
2009 Sony Corporation
Printed in China
The model and serial numbers are located on the bottom of the unit. Record
these numbers in the spaces provided below.
Refer to these numbers whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding
To reduce a risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose
this product to rain or moisture.
To avoid electrical shock, do not open the cabinet. Refer
servicing to qualified personnel only.
This installation should be made by a qualified service person and should
conform to all local codes.
The rating label is located on the bottom.
These servicing instructions are for use by qualified personnel only. To
reduce the risk of electric shock, do not perform any servicing other than
that contained in the Operating Instructions unless you are qualified to do
Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
Caution for U.S.A. and Canada
The SNT-EX101 operates on 24 V AC, 50/60 Hz, maximum 100VA. The
SNT-EX101 automatically detects the power.
Use a Limited Power Source which is UL Listed (in the U.S.A.) or CSA-certified
Caution for other countries
The SNT-EX101 operates on 24 V AC, 50/60 Hz, maximum 100VA. The
SNT-EX101 automatically detects the power.
Use a power supply rated 24 V AC which meets the requirements for
SELV (Safety Extra Low Voltage) and complies with Limited Power Source
according to IEC 60950-1.
For customers in the U.S.A.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject
to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful
interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired operation.
NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits
for a Class A digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits
are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference
when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This
equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if
not installed and used in accordance with the instruction manual, may cause
harmful interference to radio communications. Operation of this equipment
in a residential area is likely to cause harmful interference in which case the
user will be required to correct the interference at his own expense.
You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not expressly approved
in this manual could void your authority to operate this equipment.
All interface cables used to connect peripherals must be shielded in order to
comply with the limits for a digital device pursuant to Subpart B or Part 15 of
For customers in Canada
This Class A digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe A est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du
For the customers in Europe
The manufacturer of this product is Sony Corporation, 1-7-1 Konan, Minato-
ku, Tokyo, Japan.
The Authorized Representative for EMC and product safety is Sony
Deutschland GmbH, Hedelfinger Strasse 61, 70327 Stuttgart, Germany.
For any service or guarantee matters please refer to the addresses given in
separate service or guarantee documents.
For the customers in Europe, Australia and New Zealand
This is a Class A product. In a domestic environment, this product may cause
radio interference in which case the user may be required to take adequate
In the case that interference should occur, consult your nearest authorized
Sony service facility.
This apparatus shall not be used in the residential area.
This unit has no power switch.
When installing the unit, incorporate a readily accessible disconnect device
in the fixed wiring. If a fault should occur during operation of the unit,
operate the disconnect device to switch the power supply off.
Notes on Use
If you find condensation when you open the package, turn on the power after
leaving it for about 60 minutes.
Data and security
You should keep in mind that the images or audio you are monitoring may be
protected by privacy and other legal rights, and the responsibility for making
sure you are complying with applicable laws is yours alone.
Access to the images and audio is protected only by a user name and the
password you set up. No further authentication is provided nor should you
presume that any other protective filtering is done by the service. Since
the service is Internet-based, there is a risk that the image or audio you are
monitoring can be viewed or used by a third-party via the network.
SONY IS NOT RESPONSIBLE, AND ASSUMES ABSOLUTELY NO LIABILITY TO YOU
OR ANYONE ELSE, FOR SERVICE INTERRUPTIONS OR DISCONTINUATIONS OR
EVEN SERVICE CANCELLATION. THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED AS-IS, AND SONY
DISCLAIMS AND EXCLUDES ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WITH
RESPECT TO THE SERVICE INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY OR ALL
IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
PURPOSE, OR THAT IT WILL OPERATE ERROR-FREE OR CONTINUOUSLY.
Security configuration is essential for wireless LAN. Should a problem
occur without setting security, or due to the limitation of the wireless LAN
specifications, SONY shall not be liable for any damage, loss of recorded data
or restoration thereof.
Always make a test recording, and verify that it was recorded successfully.
SONY WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND INCLUDING, BUT NOT
LIMITED TO, COMPENSATION OR REIMBURSEMENT ON ACCOUNT OF FAILURE
OF THIS UNIT OR ITS RECORDING MEDIA, EXTERNAL STORAGE SYSTEMS OR
ANY OTHER MEDIA OR STORAGE SYSTEMS TO RECORD CONTENT OF ANY TYPE.
Always verify that the unit is operating properly before use. SONY WILL NOT
BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO,
COMPENSATION OR REIMBURSEMENT ON ACCOUNT OF THE LOSS OF PRESENT
OR PROSPECTIVE PROFITS DUE TO FAILURE OF THIS UNIT, EITHER DURING THE
WARRANTY PERIOD OR AFTER EXPIRATION OF THE WARRANTY, OR FOR ANY
OTHER REASON WHATSOEVER.
If you lose data by using this unit, SONY accepts no responsibility for
restoration of the data.
The images taken by the system using this device can identify individuals
and thus they fall under "personal information" stipulated in the "Act on
the Protection of Personal Information". Please handle the video data
appropriately according to law.
Information recorded using this product may also be "personal information".
Upon disposal, transfer, repair, or any other occasion where this product or
storage media is passed on to a third party, practice due care in its handling.
Operating or storage location
Avoid operating or storing the camera in the following locations.
Extremely hot or cold places (Operating temperature: 0 °C to +50 °C [32 °F to
Exposed to direct sunlight for a long time, or close to heating equipment (e.g.,
Close to sources of strong magnetism
Close to sources of powerful electromagnetic radiation, such as radios or TV
Locations subject to strong vibration or shock
To prevent heat buildup, do not block air circulation around the unit.
Always turn off the power when carrying.
When transporting the unit, repack it as originally packed at the factory or in
materials of equal quality.
Use a soft, dry cloth to clean the external surfaces of the camera. Stubborn
stains can be removed using a soft cloth dampened with a small quantity of
detergent solution, then wipe dry.
Do not use volatile solvents such as alcohol, benzene or thinners as they may
damage the surface finishes.
Please consult the store of purchase or authorized Sony dealer if there were
troubles and anomalies.
About the Supplied Manuals
Installation Manual (this document)
This Installation Manual describes the names and functions of parts and controls
of the Video Network Station, gives connection examples and explains how to
set up the unit. Be sure to read the Installation Manual before operating.
User's Guide (stored in the CD-ROM)
The User's Guide describes how to set up the Video Network Station and how to
control the unit via a Web browser.
After installing and connecting the Video Network Station correctly, operate by
referring to this User's Guide.
Using the CD-ROM Manuals
The supplied CD-ROM disc includes the User's Guides for this unit (Japanese,
English, French, German, Spanish, Italian and Chinese versions) in PDF format.
Adobe Reader Version 6.0 or higher must be installed on your computer in order
to use the User's Guide stored in the CD-ROM disc.
If Adobe Reader is not installed, it may be downloaded from the following URL:
Reading the manual in the CD-ROM
Insert the CD-ROM in your CD-ROM drive.
A cover page appears automatically in your Web browser.
If it does not appear automatically in the Web browser, double-click on the
index.htm file on the CD-ROM.
Select and click on the manual that you want to read.
This opens the PDF file of the manual.
Clicking an item in the Table of Contents allows you jump to the relevant
The files may not be displayed properly, depending on the version of Adobe
Reader. In this case, install the latest version, which you can download from
the URL mentioned in "Preparations" above.
If you have lost or damaged the CD-ROM, you can purchase a replacement.
Contact your Sony service representative.
Adobe and Acrobat Reader are trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the
United States and/or other countries.
Location and Function of Parts
POWER indicator (green)
When the video network station turns on, an internal system check is
The indicator lights up when the unit is operating properly.
To 24V AC
NETWORK indicator (green)
The indicator lights up or flashes in green when the unit is connected to the
network. The indicator is off when the unit is not connected to the network.
24 V AC power terminal
(IN) Connects to 24 V AC power source.
(OUT) Used when connecting to other devices. Connect as shown in Figure
. The number of devices that can be connected depends on the capacity of
the power supply.
The IN and OUT terminals are directly connected.
(microphone input/line input) terminal (mini-jack, monoral)
Connect a commercially-available microphone when using the microphone
The plug-in power system (reference voltage 2.5 V DC is supported). Input
between microphone and line input is user-switchable.
(line output) terminal (minijack, monaural)
Connect to a speaker with a built-in amplifier.
Video input terminal (BNC)
Inputs composite video signal.
Video output terminal (BNC)
Outputs composite video signals.
Video input from the video input terminal is output by loop-through.
However, video signals are not output when the power of the device is off.
LAN (network) port (RJ45)
Connect to the 10BASE-T or 100BASE-TX network using a network cable (UTP,
CAUTION for LAN port
For safety reason, do not connect the LAN port to any network devices that
might have excessive voltage.
The LAN port of this unit is to be connected only to the devices whose power
feeding meets the requirements for SELV (Safety Extra Low Voltage) and complies
with Limited Power Source according to IEC 60950-1.
When you connect the LAN cable of the unit to peripheral device, use a shielded-
type cable to prevent malfunction due to radiation noise.
I/O (Input/Output) port
The device is provided with an RS-422/485 port, two sensor inputs and two
Common terminal for alarm output
Alarm output 1 (floating)
Alarm output 2 (floating)
ALARM IN/RS-485/RS-422 reference
Alarm input 1 (GND level reference)
Alarm input 2 (GND level reference)
RS-485 (+) input/output (GND level
RS-485 (–) input/output (GND level
/TX 422 RX"
RS-422 (+) output (GND level
RS-422 (–) output (GND level reference)
RS-422 (+) input (GND level reference)
RS-422 (–) input (GND level reference)
To reset the unit to the factory default settings, supply the power to the unit,
while holding down this switch with a pointed object.
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