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Canon VB-C300 Start Manual

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Please read these Start Guide and Operation Guide carefully before operation.
Be sure to read the "a Safe Use of Equipment" section before using this
equipment. Store this manual in a readily accessible location for future reference.


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  • Page 1 Please read these Start Guide and Operation Guide carefully before operation. Be sure to read the “a Safe Use of Equipment” section before using this equipment. Store this manual in a readily accessible location for future reference.
  • Page 2: Introduction

    Thank you for purchasing the Canon Network Camera VB-C300 (hereafter referred to as the VB- C300). This User’s Manual describes how to set up and use the VB-C300. Read this Manual carefully before using the VB-C300 to ensure effective operation. Make sure that you read the “a Safe Use of Equipment”...
  • Page 3 In some countries or regions, monitoring via a camera is banned by the law or regulation, and the law or regulation depends on the country or region. Before using the VB-C300, check the law or regulation of the country or region where the camera is used.
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Icons Used in this Manual ..................vii Safe Use of Equipment ................. viii Maintenance ......................xiii Chapter 1 Before Using the VB-C300 Features of the VB-C300 ................1-2 Operating Environment ................1-4 VB Initial Setup Tool Ver. 3.0 ..................1-4 NC Viewer Ver.
  • Page 5: Contents

    Contents Chapter 3 Appendix External Dimensions ..................3-2 VB-C300 ........................3-2 Indoor Dome Housing (VB-RD41S-C/S) (Optional) ..........3-2 Specifications ....................3-3 I/O Terminals ....................3-4 External Device I/O Terminals .................. 3-4 Audio I/O Terminals ....................3-6 Video Output Terminal (For maintenance) ............... 3-6...
  • Page 6: Package Contents

    Package Contents The VB-C300 package contains the following items. If any of these items is missing, please contact the retailer from which you purchased the product. 1. VB-C300 main unit 2. Ceiling Bracket 3. Ceiling Mount Cover 6. Power Connector 5.
  • Page 7: How To Read Manuals

    How to Read Manuals About User’s Manuals The VB-C300 is provided with two documents; “Start Guide” (this manual) and “Operation Guide” stored on the supplied Setup CD-ROM. The screen images in the “Start Guide” and “Operation Guide” is using Windows XP. However, it will be the same for Windows 2000, unless explicitly indicated otherwise.
  • Page 8: Safe Use Of Equipment

    BACK). NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL. The serial number of this equipment may be found on the bottom of the VB-C300. No others have the same serial number as yours. You should record the number and other vital information here and retain this book as a permanent record of your purchase to aid identification in case of theft.
  • Page 9 If such changes or modifications should be made, you could be required to stop operation of the equipment. Canon U.S.A. Inc. One Canon Plaza, Lake Success, NY 11042, U.S.A. Tel No. (516) 328-5600 Canadian Radio Interference Regulations...
  • Page 10: A Important Safety Instructions

    “equipment” refers to the Canon Network The 2-prong polarized plug will fit into the Camera VB-C300 and all its accessories. power outlet only one way. This is a safety feature. If you are unable to insert the plug 1.
  • Page 11 16. When any of the following occurs, immediately switch off the equipment, unplug it from the main power supply and contact your nearest Canon supplier. Do not continue to use the equipment as this can cause a fire or electric shock.
  • Page 12 Check the manual of the PoE HUB used. ● Use a LAN cable conforming to Category 5 or higher standard (max. length: 100m). ● Use a shielded LAN (Categrory 5 or above) cable for VB-C300 connection. VB-C300 PoE HUB LAN cable Max.
  • Page 13: Maintenance

    a Safe Use of Equipment Maintenance Be sure to turn the power off before doing maintenance (➝ P.2-5). Cleaning the Equipment 1. Carefully wipe the equipment with a soft cloth that has been moistened with water or a mild detergent. 2.
  • Page 15: Chapter 1 Before Using The Vb-C300

    Chapter Before Using the VB-C300 This chapter describes the features of the VB-C300, the hardware and software requirements, and the name and functions of the system components.
  • Page 16: Features Of The Vb-C300

    In addition to a bird’s eye view of the entire area, the VB-C300 can capture a wide-angle image even if it is close to the object. The VB-C300 has the AF capability as well as pan and tilt functions to move the camera horizontally and vertically, allowing easy adjustment of the viewing angle when the layout of the target area is changed.
  • Page 17 Features of the VB-C300 Upright Position and Ceiling Mount The VB-C300 can be mounted at the upright position or on the ceiling by simply changing settings (→ dOperation Guide P.1-9). * The camera cannot be installed in locations subject to direct sunlight, high temperatures, high humidity, or other adverse conditions (→...
  • Page 18: Operating Environment

    Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard Edition (SP2)/Internet Explorer 6.0 (SP2) or 7.0 NC Viewer Ver. 1.1 (→ d Operation Guide P.3-2) The viewer software that is supplied with the VB-C300. You can view the video captured by the VB-C300 and control the camera.
  • Page 19 Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard Edition (SP2)/Internet Explorer 6.0 (SP2) or 7.0 * Must be installed from the supplied Setup CD-ROM (→ P.2-11). If the VB-C300 is used with VB-C50 series, first install the VB Administration Tools for the VB-C50 series, then install the VBAdmin Tools, for the VB-C300.
  • Page 20 (https:) for all sites in this zone” is ticked, remove the tick. 3. Enter the IP address of the VB-C300 in the “Add this Web site to the zone” box and then click “Add” to register the camera as a trusted site.
  • Page 21: System Components And Their Operation

    Guide P.1-19). * Even if the LED is set to turn OFF, it flashes for several seconds then turns OFF when the power supply is turned ON or the VB-C300 has been Rear rebooted. 100/10 BT LAN connector (100Base-TX/10Base-T Auto-Negotiation) Capable of PoE power supply (compliant with IEEE 802.3af)
  • Page 22 System Components and Their Operation Bottom On the bottom of the VB-C300 there are the MAC address required for network settings, a Reset switch that initializes settings and the serial number. Screw hole for Ceiling Bracket Model Name NTSC VB-C300NA VB-C300PA Serial No.
  • Page 23: Options

    (NTSC: 1/30 sec. PAL: 1/25 sec., monochrome) AC Adapter (PA-V17) (Optional) This is an AC adapter dedicated to the VB-C300. Use the AC adapter when the PoE HUB is not used. This adapter is not supplied with the product and must be purchased separately.
  • Page 24: Network Video Recorder Vk-64/Vk-16 V1.3 (Optional)

    VK-64/VK-16 is a software program to view and record video images distributed from the network camera. The VB-C300 is only supported by V1.3. It is useful when using multiple network cameras. VK-64/VK-16 Screen Example The VB-C300 is not supported by the older versions of VK-64/VK-16. If using an older version, you need to upgrade VK-64/VK-16 to the latest version.
  • Page 25: Chapter 2 Installing The Camera

    Chapter Installing the Camera This chapter explains how to install the camera. First, connect the camera to the network, and perform the initial setting. Next, install the software and view the video with the NC Viewer. Finally, mount the camera at the desired place. Please set the camera IP address before installing the camera.
  • Page 26: Setup Workflow

    Connect the camera to the PC via a HUB (→ P.2-4). Please ask our sales person when using the PoE HUB and Midspan. Use a shielded LAN (Categrory 5 or above) cable for VB-C300 connection. Insert the supplied Setup CD-ROM into your PC and perform the initial setting (→ P.2-7).
  • Page 27: Set Up The Camera

    Setup Workflow ● The camera may not operate as your settings, depending on the capabilities of your PC and the network environment, as well as factors such as the image size Note and quality settings of the network camera. ● When using anti-virus software, firewall software, etc., you may experience affected performance and you also may not be able to use the camera with some software applications.
  • Page 28: Connect The Camera To The Network And Perform The Initial Setting

    If 20 minutes have passed since the VB-C300 was turned on, it can no longer be detected by the VB Initial Setup Tool (➝ P.2-7). In this case, turn the camera OFF then ON again.
  • Page 29: Turning The Power On And Off

    The VB-C300 itself does not have a power switch. If the power is supplied to the VB-C300 via a LAN cable using the PoE function, connect and disconnect the LAN cable from the camera to an operating HUB to turn the power ON and OFF.
  • Page 30 * If using a DC12V battery power source, make sure to use the DC12V by connecting a resistor that is between 0.5 and 1.0Ω, and over 20W in series to the power supply line. Recommended power supply cables for VB-C300 [for reference] Cable (AWG) Conductor diameter (0.52mm)
  • Page 31: Initial Setting Of The Camera

    Initial setting of the Camera The instructions here assumes that a single camera is connected to a PC as an example. Installation Example VB-C300 LAN cable 1. Insert the supplied Setup CD-ROM into your PC, and double-click “VBSetup.exe” from Explorer to start the VB Initial Setup Tool.
  • Page 32 ● The factory default password is “VB-C300.” Be sure to change it to ensure security (→ dOperation Guide P.1-6). ● The MAC address for this unit is shown on the bottom of the VB-C300 (→ P.1-8). ● The IP address is used as the factory default setting. Please set an...
  • Page 33 ● Please consult with your network administrator for the IP address, subnet mask and default gateway address settings. ● If 20 minutes or more have passed since the VB-C300 was turned on, the VB- C300 stops sending requests for IP addresses allocation and they cannot be detected using the VB Initial Setup Tool.
  • Page 34: Checking The Camera Connection

    Connect the Camera to the Network and Perform the Initial Setting Checking the Camera Connection When you have completed the initial setup, check that the VB-C300 is recognized correctly. 1. Click to select the MAC address you want to check connection of and then click “Settings”.
  • Page 35: Install Necessary Software

    Viewer Switcher video from the VB-C50i series camera (→dOperation Guide, Chapter 3). Install the software as directed below when using the VB-C300 and VB-C50 series cameras together. Note ● First install the VB Administration Tools supplied with the VB-C50 series camera, then install the VBAdmin Tools supplied with the VB-C300.
  • Page 36: Viewing The Camera Video

    Installing the Software and View the Camera Video 3. New icon for the installed software are created on the desktop after the installation. You cannot select the VBAdmin Tools only with Custom Installation (the NC Viewer will also be installed). Installation is now complete.
  • Page 37 Enter the IP address specified in the initial setting in the Host Name field, “root” in the User Name field, and “VB-C300” in the Password field, then click “OK” to connect to the camera. * “root” is a Administrator account of the camera.
  • Page 38: Set Up The Camera

    Camera” (→ P.2-7). ● The permissible camera installation angles are ±20° from the horizontal. ● The MAC address for this unit is shown on the bottom of the VB-C300 (→ P.1-8). Please make a note before installing this unit.
  • Page 39 Setting Up the Camera 1. Mount the camera to the Ceiling Bracket with the supplied four screws. 2. Use the supplied Template to determine the mounting location of the camera. Considering the camera orientation, determine the mounting screw and cable hole locations and mark them with a pencil.
  • Page 40 Setting Up the Camera 4. Secure the Safety Wire. Secure the Safety Wire to an anchor or structure. After securing it, attach and fix it to the camera with a screw supplied with the camera. If the cable hole cannot be drilled, because the ceiling is concrete for example, secure the wire to an appropriate location.
  • Page 41 Setting Up the Camera 7. Attach the Ceiling Mount Cover to the camera. Align the mark (o) on the Ceiling Mount Cover with the LED of the camera, and rotate the cover counterclockwise to the mark (I) to secure it. Ensure that the Ceiling Mount Cover is attached securely.
  • Page 42: When Mounting The Camera At Upright Position

    Attach the Rubber Feet to the camera. Place the VB-C300 at a flat and stable location. Using a Tripod The screw hole for mounting a tripod is on the bottom of the VB-C300 toward the center. ● Do not overtighten the mounting screw. 5.5mm...
  • Page 43: When Mounting The Camera On The Ceiling With The Dome Housing (Vb-Rd41S-C/S) (Optional)

    ● When installing the VB-C300 on the ceiling, contact your Canon dealer. ● When installing the VB-C300 on the ceiling, check that the ceiling is strong enough to bear the weight of the VB-C300 including the In-Ceiling Bracket. Installation in a weak location could result in the VB-C300 falling and causing serious injury.
  • Page 44 Setting Up the Camera 2. Determine the mounting position of the camera. Aligning with the camera orientation, determine the hole locations for the Backside Ceiling Bracket and the hole location for the In-Ceiling Bracket, by using the template for the dome housing then mark them with a pencil.
  • Page 45 Setting Up the Camera 5. Secure the Safety Wire. Secure the Safety Wire to an anchor or structure. After securing it, attach and fix it to the camera with a screw supplied with the camera. 6. Connect the LAN cable passing through the cable hole to the camera. When using the AC adapter (optional) or external power supply, connect the power cable to the camera.
  • Page 46 Setting Up the Camera 8. Mount the dome. Align the mark (o) on the dome with the mark (I) of the In-Ceiling Bracket, and rotate the dome counterclockwise to the mark (I) to align the mounting screw holes to the mounting locations. 9.
  • Page 47: Chapter 3 Appendix

    Chapter Appendix This appendix shows the external dimensions, specifications, and external device I/O terminals of the VB-C300.
  • Page 48: External Dimensions

    External Dimensions VB-C300 86.5mm (3.41inch) 46.8mm (1.84inch) 64.0mm 131.8mm (5.19inch) (2.52inch) 129.9mm (5.11inch) * Excluded rubber foot thickness Indoor Dome Housing (VB-RD41S-C/S) (Optional) 180mm (7.09inch) 180mm (7.09inch) 110mm (4.33inch) 139.4mm (5.49inch) (circumscribed diameter) 110mm (4.33inch)
  • Page 49: Specifications

    ø 7.09 inch (ø 4.33 inch: dome) x 3.21 inch (H) * Including ceiling portion: 5.77 inch (H) Weight Approx. 372g (Approx. 0.820 lb) (Excluding the VB-C300) * These specifications are subject to change without notice due to product improvements, etc.
  • Page 50: I/O Terminals

    I/O Terminals There are External Device I/O, Audio I/O, Video out (for maintenance) and Network terminals on the back of the camera. OUT IN - 2 IN - 1 DC IN 12-13V AC IN 24V * You can check the external input status and operate external output using the NC viewer. External Device I/O Terminals The camera has two input and one output terminals for the external devices.
  • Page 51 “ + ” and “ - ” for OUT. The NC Viewer switches the 2 output terminals to disconnected or connected condition. The output terminals use photo couplers and are separate from the internal circuit in the VB-C300. Loads connected to the output terminals should be within the following ratings:...
  • Page 52: Audio I/O Terminals

    I/O Terminals Audio I/O Terminals You can connect a microphone and speaker with amp to the camera and then send and receive audio via the NC Viewer. ø3.5 monaural mini-jack connector is used. Audio Input Terminal (LINE IN) Use this terminal to connect the camera and a microphone with amp. You can send audio to the NC Viewer.
  • Page 54 One Canon Plaza Lake Success, NY 11042-1198 6 Roundwood Avenue, Stockley Park, Uxbridge Middlesex, UB11 1JA, United Kingdom ● If you have any questions, call the Canon CANON COMMUNICATION & IMAGE FRANCE 12 Rue De L’lndustrie, 92414 Corbevoie, Cedex, U.S.A. Information Center toll-free at Fance 1-800-828-4040 (U.S.A.

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