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  • Page 1 VN-C1U This instruction manual is printed on INSTRUCTIONS recycled paper. Thank you for purchasing the JVC VN-C1U. For Customer Use: To gain maximum benefit from this product, read this Enter below the Model No. and Serial instruction manual carefully before use and retain it for future No.
  • Page 2: Important Safeguards

    IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS 1. Read all of these instructions. 2. Save these instructions for later use. 3. All warnings on the product and in the operating instructions should be adhered to. 4. Unplug this appliance system from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners.
  • Page 3 11. For added protection for this product during a lightning storm, or when it is left unattended and unused for long periods of time, unplug it form the wall outlet and disconnect the antenna or cable system. This will prevent damage to the product due to lightning and power-line surges.
  • Page 4 WARNING: TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK HAZARD, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS UNIT TO RAIN OR MOIS- TURE. AVERTISSEMENT: POUR EVITER LES RISQUES D’INCENDIE OU D’ELECTROCUTION, NE PAS EXPOSER L’APPAREIL A L’HUMIDITE OU A LA PLUIE. Due to design modification, data given in this instruction book are subject to possible change without prior notice.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    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. Changes or modifications not approved by JVC could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment. INFORMATION (FOR CANADA)
  • Page 6: Package Contens

    Package Contents This product is packaged with the following items. Contact your dealer of purchase for any missing items. VN-C1U main unit VN-C1U controller CD-ROM Ferrite core Instruction manual (this document) BRACKET BASE SCREW Operational Environment The following environment is necessary for the operation of VN-C1U. PC operating with Microsoft Windows 95,98 or NT Pentium 133MHz or equivalent or higher (200MHz or higher recommended)
  • Page 7: About Upgrades

    This is an elemental characteristic seen when shooting solid objects referred to as the smearing effect, and is not a malfunction. About Upgrades Upgrades of the software (VN-C1U) can obtained via the Internet. The upgrade software can be downloaded from the following homepage:
  • Page 8: Installation And Setup

    Installation and Setup Before starting installation and setup Since a setup of one IP address is necessary for each VN-C1U, follow the procedure given below to setup each unit (the installation can be made at the same time if the power is left off. 1.
  • Page 9 Installation and Setup 1. Installation Prepare the accessory parts and begin installation. Make the power and network connections after first finishing this installation. Note Make the installation at a location having plenty of structural strength so accidents such as dropping or collapsing can be prevented. Or connect with a wire chain or similar item to a sturdy location.
  • Page 10: Connecting To A Network

    2. Connecting to a network Turn on the power of only one VN-C1U. Connecting VN-C1U to a network and turning on the power will connect the unit to a network with the following IP address. Factory set IP address : 192.168. 1. 2 To power outlet To retain electromagnetic compatibillity,use the provided ferrite core when connecting to VN-C1U.
  • Page 11 3. VN-C1U IP address setup 3-1 Changing the IP address of the PC making the setting From the [Start] button proceed to [Setup] - [Control Panel] - [Network] to display the network setup panel. (1) Select TCP/IP and click Properties. (2) Before making changes, take note of the original IP address.
  • Page 12 3-2 Installing the software Insert the VN-C1U controller CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive. The setup program is located in the \JVC folder of the CD-ROM. Execute \JVC\Setup.exe, then follow the on-screen guidance to setup the software.
  • Page 13 3-3 VN-C1U IP address setup The V.NETWORKS setup tool is located in the \JVC\setup folder of the CD-ROM. Execute \JVC\setup\vsetup.exe (execute directly from the CD-ROM). Input the IP address of VN-C1U being set. Factory set IP address is 192.168. 1. 2.
  • Page 14 Password protection feature VN-C1U is equipped with an access protection feature using a password to regulate connecting PCs (users). This password can be set or canceled using the V.NETWORKS setup tool. Note Never forget the password since the password setting can only be changed and canceled when the current password matches.
  • Page 15 Notes The V.NETWORKS setup tool will only operate on PC's installed using the procedure described on page 7 (execution of setup.exe). The setup tool will not operate properly if setup.exe has not been executed. For PC's that have executed setup.exe can also operate the setup tool by copying the setup folder to the hard disk, etc.
  • Page 16 5. Registering the connection point Start up the VN-C1U controller (VN-C1U connection software: vn-c1u.exe). Execute [New] from the [File] menu to set the connection point. Enter the VN-C1U IP address of the connection point and the setting name (the illustration shows an example using 172.
  • Page 17: Operating The Controller Software

    Operating the Controller Software Establishing Connection and changing the connection point For the installation procedure, see page 7 Installing the software. When the VN-C1U controller: vn- c1u.exe is started up, a splash logo will appear, followed by the following screen. To make the connection, select the registered connection point.
  • Page 18: Creating A New Connection Point

    Controller 2 The VN-C1U controller is equipped with a feature to save 1 frame of the images from the connected VN- C1U as a still image. The currently displayed VN-C1U image can be saved by clicking this button. For details, see page 20 Still image save feature Placing the mouse pointer on the VN- C1U and waiting momentarily will...
  • Page 19: Deleting A Connection Point

    Deleting a connection point Select [Delete] from the [File] menu. Select the connection point, then click Check the content to delete, then click Note Connection point settings cannot be restored once they are deleted. Take special caution when making deletions.
  • Page 20: Changing The Display Size And Inventing The Image

    Changing the display size and inverting the image Select the [View] menu. Select the image size. The displayed image can also be inverted. Adjusting the image quality Select [Quality] from the [Setting] menu. The compression ratio is inversely proportional to the image quality. The number of frames of the image displayed per second is proportional to the compression ratio.
  • Page 21: Image Sensor Setting

    Image sensor settings The VN-C1U uses a CMOS image sensor as an imaging device. It is possible to adjust the image by changing the image sensor settings. Item Effect Saturation Color saturation adjustment (Saturation increases when the value is increased and the saturation decreases when the value is decreased.) WB-Blue Blue balance adjustment for the white balance...
  • Page 22: Specifying The Transmitted Number Of Frames

    Specifying the transmitted number of frames Select [Frame rate] from the [Setting] menu. Set the upper limit of the transmitted number of frames per second for the image sent from VN-C1U. Notes The actual number of frames per second transmitted or displayed is influenced by the performance of the PC, image compression ration and LAN environment.
  • Page 23: Still Image Save Feature

    Still image save feature With the VN-C1U controller, a desired snapshot of the displayed image can be taken and saved as a JPEG image file. Click the Snapshot button. The snapshot display will appear. Up to 16 snapshots can be displayed. When 16 snapshots are displayed, the camera mark will disappear.
  • Page 24: What To Do When

    What to do when: You forgot or misplaced the VN- Record of contents changed using the C1U IP address changed using V.NETWORKS setup tool is saved in a file the V.NETWORKS setup tool. named vsetup.log located in the root direc- tory using the following format: IP address before change, ID before change...
  • Page 25 The image is out of focus. The focus can be adjusted by following the procedure given below. 1.Remove the lens cover. 2.Loosen the screw locking the lens block. Note:For your safety, turn off the power before loosening the screw. 3.Start up the VN-C1U controller so that the VN-C1U image can be viewed.
  • Page 26 When there is a problem with the ·Check the color adjustments of the display tint. and video card. The tint may vary slightly depending on the display monitor and the video card of the PC. The tint may be improved by adjusting the color setting of the monitor.
  • Page 27: Specifications

    Specifications LAN specification : IEEE802.3 standard Communication protocol : UDP/IP Image sensor : 1/3 inch, 300,000 pixels CMOS image sensor M.O.D. : 1.0 m Output image size : 640 X 480, 320 X 240, 160 X 120 pixels Line voltage : DC 5 V Demand current : 0.6 A (max) Operating temperature : 0 to 40˚C Mass : Approx.