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VB101
User's Manual
Please read this user's manual carefully before operation.
Be sure to read the "aSafe Use of Equipment" section before using this equipment.
Store this manual in a readily accessible location for future reference.
aSafe Use of Equipment
1
Before Using the VB101
Installation
2
3
Setup Procedures
4
VB Administration Tools
5
Creating Web Pages
6
Using the Picture Recording Function
7
Troubleshooting
Appendix
E
ENGLISH

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    CANON U.S.A.,INC. HONOLULU OFFICE 210 Ward Avenue, Suite 200 Honolulu, HI 96814 USA User's Manual aSafe Use of Equipment l If you have any questions, call the Canon U.S.A. Information Center toll-free at 1-800-828-4040(U.S.A.only) CANADA CANON CANADA INC.NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS 6390 Dixie Road, Mississauga, Ontario L5T 1P7 Before Using the VB101 CANON CANADA INC.

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    Thank you for purchasing the Canon Network Camera Server VB101 (referred to hereafter as the VB101). This manual describes how to set up and use the VB101. Read this manual carefully before using the VB101 to ensure effective operation. In particular make sure that you read the "aSafe Use of Equipment"...

  • Page 3: Important Warnings

    Date of Purchase Dealer Purchased from Dealer Address Dealer Phone No. Model No. VB101 Serial No. a Important Operational Instructions a WARNING: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS EQUIPMENT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.

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    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 IC NOTICE This product does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions from digital apparatus as set out in the Interference-causing equipment standard entitled ‘Digital Apparatus’, ICES-003 of the Industry Canada.

  • Page 5: Important Safety Instructions

    In these safety instructions, the word Quick stops, excessive force, and “equipment” refers to the Canon Network uneven surfaces may cause the Camera Server VB101 and all its equipment and cart combination to accessories. overturn. 1. Read Instructions - All the safety and 9.

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    Canon or that have other electric light or power circuits, the same characteristics as the original or where it can fall into such power part.

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    a Safe Use of Equipment - The equipment emits any smoke, heat, abnormal noise, or unusual odor. - A metal object falls into the equipment. - The equipment is damaged in some way. 23. Please observe the following when using the equipment. Failure to do so can result in a fire or electric shock.

  • Page 8: Maintenance

    a Safe Use of Equipment Maintenance Cleaning the Equipment 1. Unplug the AC adapter from the wall outlet. 2. Carefully wipe the equipment with a soft cloth that has been moistened with water or a mild detergent. WARNING Do not use flammable solvents such as alcohol, benzene or thinners. The use of such substances can cause a fire or electric shock.

  • Page 9: Table Of Contents

    System Components and Their Operation ..21 Chapter 2 Installation Precautions for use ..........24 Precautions for Switching the VB101 On and Off ..24 Connecting the Components ......25 Using a PC Card ............ 27 Procedure for Using Flash Memory Cards ....27 Sample Network Configurations ......

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    Contents Picture Recording and External Device I/O Settings Page ..........48 Access Control Settings Page ........52 Application Settings Page .......... 55 Miscellaneous Settings Page ........57 Administration Tools Settings Page ......59 Chapter 4 VB Administration Tools Overview of VB Administration Tools ....62 VBAdmin Startup Panel ..........

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    Using the Helper Viewer to Distribute Videos ........110 Example of a Web page Using the Helper Viewer ... 112 Distributing Videos Using a Browser Only ..113 Example of video distribution using one fixed global address ......115 Chapter 6 Using the Picture Recording Function Using the Still Picture Recording Function Linked to an External Device .......

  • Page 13: Chapter 1 Before Using The Vb101

    Before Using the VB101 This chapter contains information that you should read before using the VB101. It also describes the features of the VB101, the system configuration, the hardware and software requirements, and the name and functions of the system components.

  • Page 14: Features Of The Vb101

    Features of the VB101 The VB101 is a system that distributes live videos via the Internet or an Intranet. It can be used in a wide variety of applications such as distributing live videos or monitoring from a Web site. The system is configured of the VB101 and viewer software.

  • Page 15

    VB101 is installed. IPlenty of expandability The VB101 includes 2 card slots, allowing a modem or flash memory card to be added to suit various applications. ILog function The Log function lets you save log information such as errors and access conditions in a file and send it to specific email addresses.

  • Page 16: System Configuration

    Helper Viewer must be installed in advance from the supplied CD-ROM, while Java Viewer is not installed in advance but automatically downloaded from the VB101. Since Java Viewer is downloaded each time you want to view videos, it is useful when viewing videos for the first time. Helper Viewer, however, is more convenient when you want to view videos frequently.

  • Page 17

    VB101 VC-C4 The WebView Livescope MV software (→ P.19) is convenient if there are several VB101 installed on a LAN and you wish to concentrate on monitoring videos from them. The WebView Livescope MV software consists of MV Manager and MV Station. MV Manager lets you uniformly manage VB101 operating status.

  • Page 18: Hardware And Software Requirements

    Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.01 or later recommended * This viewer is installed on the VB101 and is automatically downloaded by the client at access. * This software may not run stably on operating systems and Web browsers other than those listed above.

  • Page 19: Webview Livescope Mv Version 2.0/le

    Use a recommended PC card. For further information, contact your Canon dealer. URL: http://www.canon.com/webview/ Compatible Cables (Sold separately) RS-232C cables for camera control, and video cables are available as optional accessories in lengths other than the ones provided. For further information, contact your Canon dealer.

  • Page 20: Package Contents

    Package Contents The VB101 package contains the following items. If any of these items is missing, please contact the retailer from which you purchased the product. 1. VB101 main unit 2. AC Adapter PA-V16 3. AC cable (1 meter 4. RS-232C cable (miniDIN-miniDIN) 3 ft.

  • Page 21: System Components And Their Operation

    Collision lit orange When you switch the VB101 on, the power LED glows orange for several seconds and then turns green. This is normal and does not indicate a fault. If the Power LED illuminates in orange before the VB101's initial settings have been made, this does not indicate a malfunction.

  • Page 22

    (RCA pin-jack) Video input sockets V3, V4 (BNC connector) The video cable supplied with the Canon Communication Camera VC-C4/VC-C4R is compatible with the RCA pin-jack. To connect these cameras to a BNC socket, use a third party Pin → BNC conversion adapter.

  • Page 23: Chapter 2 Installation

    Chapter Installation This chapter explains how to connect the system components and describes a sample network configuration.

  • Page 24: Precautions For Use

    The VB101 has no power switch. To switch the VB101 off and on, unplug the AC adapter. When you unplug the AC adapter from the VB101, wait at least 5 seconds and then plug the AC adapter to the VB101. Be sure to observe the precautions given in "aImportant Safety Instructions".

  • Page 25: Connecting The Components

    (BNC) Ethernet AC cable AC Outlet G The cable connecting the VB101 and the camera should be no longer than 15 meters (49 ft. 2 in.) , as stipulated in the RS-232C standards. If the Notes cable length exceeds 15 meters (49 ft. 2 in.) , system operation is no...

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    Connecting the Components Cascade connections for the VC-C4 and VC-C4R The cascade function of the VC-C4/VC-C4R can be used with the VB101. This Notes enables control of up to 4 cameras from a single VB101. Cascade connection Connection to separate terminals...

  • Page 27: Using A Pc Card

    Using a PC Card The VB101 has 2 card slots, and you can store Web page data, etc. by inserting a flash memory card into one of these slots. Procedure for Using Flash Memory Cards Insert the flash memory card into the VB101.

  • Page 28: Sample Network Configurations

    Viewer PC This example shows the VB101 connected to a LAN by Ethernet. In this configuration, videos can be seen by viewers in the same Ethernet segment as the VB101 and by viewers with access to that segment. To send log information such as faults and access statuses by e-mail and save that information to another computer, an SMTP server or a Syslog server is required.

  • Page 29: Lan Plus Dialup Environment

    192.168.101.2 is set. PPP remote : 192.168.101.2 This example shows the VB101 connected to a LAN and a dial up environment. Videos can be seen by viewers in the same Ethernet segment as the VB101, viewers who can access the segment, or by viewers which can dial up to the VB101 with a modem.

  • Page 31: Chapter 3 Setup Procedures

    Chapter Setup Procedures This chapter describes the procedures from the initial setup of the VB101 through to operation checking and the method for specifying detailed settings. The VB Administrator Tools described in Chapter 4 provide a convenient way to set view restrictions and presets.

  • Page 32: Setup Workflow

    Setup Workflow Once you confirm the operating environment, the VB101 can be used immediately after initial settings have been made. Make these settings starting with "Initial Setup" (→ P.33) followed by "Checking Operation" (→ P.35). Making initial settings on the VB101 P.33...

  • Page 33: Initial Setup

    Power LED remains lit orange. At this point, the VB101 software has not started up. If you do not need to change the settings, switch the VB101 off and then on again, and check that the Power LED turns green. To begin the setup procedure again, launch "VB101_IP.exe"...

  • Page 34

    Use the video cable and the RS-232C cable to connect the camera to the VB101. Connect the VC-C4 camera with the video cable to video input socket V1 on the VB101. Next, use the RS-232C cable to connect the camera to the camera control connector CC1.

  • Page 35: Checking Operation

    Checking Operation When you have completed the Initial setup, check that the VB101 works normally. Use the sample page to simplify checking. Access the sample page from the Web browser. (Example) http://192.168.100.1/sample/ Enter the value specified in the Initial Setup (→ P.33) as the IP address (192.168.100.1).

  • Page 36: Detail Settings

    Detail Settings Accessing the Settings Title Page The various settings on the VB101 are specified by using a browser to access Web pages on the VB101. You begin by accessing the Settings Title Page. Use the browser to access http://192.168.100.1/"path".

  • Page 37: Settings Title Page

    Detail Settings Settings Title Page The various settings on the VB101 are specified by using a browser to access Web pages on the VB101. From this title page, you can move to each settings pages and confirm the changes to the settings, write the changes to the VB101 memory and perform restarts.

  • Page 38: Basic Settings Settings Page

    Detail Settings Basic Settings Settings Page This page contains indispensable settings taken from the various settings pages for the VB101. If values are specified for these settings on other pages, the most recent change is valid. Administration Account The same settings can be specified on the System settings page.

  • Page 39: System Settings Page

    (→ P.162) so that you do not forget them. G If you forget the administrator ID and password, you will have to return the VB101 to a service center. Please contact your Canon dealer. Click the [OK] button to change the settings. To discard the changes, click the...

  • Page 40: Network Settings Page

    If any of these items an error, you may be completely unable Note to access the VB101 via Ethernet and it may only be possible to recover the problem by using the initial setup tools to correct the error.

  • Page 41

    G If you are using PPP, take care when entering the phone number. Also, when Primarily Call(PPP) is selected, the VB101 will continue calling to the Note specified phone number. Be mindful of phone charges that apply when using Primarily Call(PPP).

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    Note Router Internet ISDN/leased line/ ADSL, etc VB101 Click the [OK] button to change the settings. To discard the changes, click the [Cancel] button. This returns you to the settings title page.

  • Page 43: Camera And Video Settings Page

    73). Common Settings "Main Camera" Specifies the camera selected when the VB101 starts up. "Baud rate of camera control port CC1/CC2" For CC1 and CC2, select the same baud rate as that set on the camera. On the VC-C4/VC-C4R, the default setting is 9600.There is basically no need to...

  • Page 44

    Detail Settings "Camera Control Port" Select the camera control connector (→ P. 22) to which the camera is connected. Select "Not controlled" for cameras that are not connected or not controlled. "Cascade Number" If cameras are cascade connected, select numbers assigned to the cameras. Numbers in ascerding order from 1 are assigned to each camera starting with the first camera connected to camera control...

  • Page 45

    (with wide converter) Do not attempt to manually change the camera head angle of the VC-C4/VC- C4R. If the camera head is accidentally moved by hand or other objects Note touching it, be sure to reboot the VB101. (→ P.59)

  • Page 46

    Detail Settings About View Restriction G The pan and tilt range changes with the zoom ratio (field of view angle). When you set the view If the zoom is set to wide-angle restriction, the angles of camera and the angle of camera movement movement are automatically remains the same, video capture restricted.

  • Page 47: Preset Settings Page

    Detail Settings Preset Settings Page Use this page to specify the settings for preset camera positions provided to viewers. Using the VB Administration Tools is a convenient way to set presets (→ P.79). Preset Common Setting "Restrict Camera Control to Presets" Camera control by using the Helper Viewer and the Java Viewer can be restricted to the preset angles specified in Preset 1-8.

  • Page 48: Picture Recording And External Device I/o Settings Page

    Picture Recording function does Note not perform if there is no memory card in the VB101 slot. G The data size that can be recorded for a still picture is less than 32 KB. If this amount is exceeded, the picture will not be recorded.

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    Detail Settings Picture Recording and output : triggered by external device Use this setting to operate the Picture Recording function when recording is performed in conjunction with an external device such as a sensor or switch. For a detailed example of actual operation, see Chapter 6, "Using the Picture Recording Function".

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    Detail Settings Picture Recording triggered by External Devices Picture Recording A G Picture recording triggered by an external device can be performed based on the timing of ON and OFF events or by recording pictures between ON event and OFF event. A: Pre-event recording for an ON event B: Post-event recording for an ON event (Fixed at 1 sec.

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    Detail Settings Picture Recording Output: by Schedule Use this setting to operate the picture recording function based on a schedule set beforehand. For a detailed example of actual operation, see Chapter 6, "Using the Picture Recording Function". (→ P.120) "Schedule 1 to 4" "Record pictures"...

  • Page 52: Access Control Settings Page

    Detail Settings Access Control Settings Page From this page, you can permit access to the VB101 to specific authorized users only, and you can control who may and may not access from a specific host. In either case, access by restricted user is prohibited.

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    Detail Settings Authorized/Restricted Host List Descriptions The Host Restriction function applies to hosts running client applications such as viewer. Access restrictions are imposed using a list made up of one or more entries written using the format described below. Listing Format [!]addr[/mask] (items in square brackets are optional) G "addr"...

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    Detail Settings Listing Guidelines Descriptions in the Authorized/Restricted Host List are extremely complex, and errors in the settings can result in access being prohibited where it should be permitted. To avoid this, follow the guidelines given below with great care. 1.Left-align the mask 172.20.0.0/255.255.0.0 -- Correct 172.0.28.0/255.0.255.0 -- Incorrect...

  • Page 55: Application Settings Page

    Detail Settings Application Settings Page Use this page to specify settings for each application. Only the application selected as the "Target Application" (→ P.38) in the Basic Settings settings page is shown on this page. IWhen WebView Livescope is selected WebView Livescope "Video Transmission Port"...

  • Page 56

    Detail Settings VIEW-Windows is for sale in Japan only, it cannot be used in any other countries. IWhen VIEW-Windows 1.21 is selected VIEW-Windows 1.21 "Video Transmission Port" Sets the TCP port number for the VIEW- Windows 1.21 video transmission protocol. The default setting is 5111.

  • Page 57: Miscellaneous Settings Page

    "Global Address for Web Pages" If a private address has been set in the VB101 and you want to use the router's NAT functions to have a fixed global address for the VB101 (see p.115), enter a global address here, and this will let you view sample pages (→...

  • Page 58

    Even if settings are made for this page, this function will not operate unless a Note flash memory card is inserted into the slot on the VB101. G See Chapter 7 (→P.146 ) for log message details. G The log message for external device input (sensor, etc.) is A023(→ P.148). If the "Log mail collection time"...

  • Page 59: Administration Tools Settings Page

    Select camera by which the pictures settings will be restored to the factory default settings. were recorded. Click "Restore"-"OK" button and the VB101 will be rebooted automatically. We recommend that you make a note of current server settings before you restore the default settings in "Restore Settings"...

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    Detail Settings...

  • Page 61: Chapter 4 Vb Administration Tools

    Chapter VB Administration Tools This chapter describes how to use the VB Administrator Tools in order to create panoramas, set view restrictions, make presets, view logs, and use the Admin Viewer. Although view restriction and preset settings can be made following the procedures described in Chapter 3, the VB Administration Tools and their more visual environment make the settings much easier.

  • Page 62: Overview Of Vb Administration Tools

    Restriction Tool," "Preset Setting Tool," "Log Viewer," and "Admin Viewer" applications. Operations such as setting the VB101 or viewing pictures from a remote location with special privilege, checking operating status or obtaining logs are easily performed through the Internet or Intranet.

  • Page 63: View Restriction Tool

    Log Viewer (→ P.85) This tool enables viewing of operation status logs that are output to the VB101. Admin Viewer (→ P.88) This tool has a special privileges function aimed at administrators of the VB101. Use it when setting presets, view restrictions, etc.

  • Page 64: Installing Vb Administration Tools

    Installing VB Administration Tools VB Administration Tools require that Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 or later be installed. Before installing VB Administration Tools, check to be sure that Note the correct version of Internet Explorer has been installed. To Install... If any other applications are running, please exit them before installation.

  • Page 65

    Click Finish to complete the installation. When installation is complete, two icons are created on the desktop : "VB Admin Tools" and "Admin Viewer". Also, When [Program] - [WebView Livescope] is selected from the Start menu, two shortcuts are created in the same way. VB Administration Tools cannot be installed or operate normally in machines where the WebView Livescope applications listed below have been installed.

  • Page 66: Starting Up Vb Administration Tools

    Enter the HTTP port number that has been set in the VB101. (The default setting is 80.) I URL for settings (→ P.39) Enter the "path" component for the settings title page that has been set in the VB101. (The default setting is "admin".) I Proxy *Please consult with the network admninistrator for proxy settings.

  • Page 67

    Log Viewer and Admin Viewer can be started up at the same time. G If the connection to the VB101 is made through a proxy server, the Panorama Creation Tool, Log Viewer, and Admin Viewer cannot be used.

  • Page 68: Panorama Creation Tool

    Panorama Creation Tool The Panorama Creation Tool is used to take and create panorama pictures for the VB101. When they have been created, the panorama picture can be viewed when accessed from the viewer. The Panorama Creation Tool is used to take and create panorama pictures and save them in the VB101.

  • Page 69: About The Panorama Creation Tool Display Screen

    An overview of the functions of the GUI that is displayed after the Panorama Creation Tool starts up is described below. Display Connect Information button Panorama picture display Displays the VB101's connection Shows the panorama picture that was information in a dialog box. captured.

  • Page 70: Capturring Panorama Pictures

    Capturring Panorama Pictures Since the entire area of panorama picture is captured and displayed during capturing, if the VB101 is accessed from the viewer and pictures are viewed, Note even when view restrictions (→ P.44) have been set, there is a possibility that third parties that were originally not intended to see the pictures may see them.

  • Page 71: Updating/deleting Panorama Pictures

    Updating/Deleting Panorama Pictures When capturing ends, the panorama picture is reflected when it is sent to the VB101 and loaded. To Update... Click the Update Panorama Image button. Or choose Update Panorama Image from the Server menu.

  • Page 72: Reconnecting

    Panorama Creation Tool Reconnecting Reconnections are made when a connection with the VB101 has been cut. To make a reconnection, choose Reconnect from the File menu. Opening/Saving Pictures Panorama pictures can be opened from picture files or saved as picture files.

  • Page 73: View Restriction Tool

    View Restriction Tool The View Restriction Tool is used to set view restriction visually and more easily for the VB101. The viewing range is simply set using mouse operations such as dragging, while viewing the panorama picture. Setting the viewing area with...

  • Page 74: The View Restriction Tool Display Screen

    Send button Sends to the VB101 the current view restriction values edited with this tool. Reflect set values button Reflects in the VB101 the view restriction values that were sent by clicking the Send button. Cancel button This button can be clicked during communication with the VB101 to cut the connection.

  • Page 75

    Displays the results of communication between this tool and the VB101. Edited content will not be reflected in the viewer accessed to the VB101 at the stage when the Send button is used to send edited content to the VB101.

  • Page 76: Setting View Restrictions

    Wide-angle Preview frames, however, the vertical:horizontal ratio is fixed. Click the Send button. Check the Status List to be sure the values were sent correctly. Then when the Reflect set values button is clicked, the values will be reflected in the VB101.

  • Page 77

    Set these values so that Upper > Lower, Left < Right, and Telephoto Wide-angle Click the Send button. Check the Status List to be sure the values were sent correctly. Then when the Reflect set values button is clicked, the values will be reflected in the VB101.

  • Page 78

    G When you want to clear the view restriction settings, clear the Apply the View Restriction check box, click the Send and then Reflect set values button to reflect in the VB101. G View restriction is not applied to the values with entry boxes left blank even the Apply the View Restriction is selected.

  • Page 79: Preset Setting Tool

    Preset Setting Tool The Preset Setting Tool more easily and uniformly sets the preset function of the VB101. Settings can be made using simple mouse operations such as clicking and dragging while referring to the panorama picture. Setting presets using the Preset...

  • Page 80: Preset Setting Tool Display Screen

    Sends to the VB101 the current preset settings edited with this tool. Reflect set values button Reflects in the VB101 the preset settings that were sent by clicking the Send button. Cancel button This button can be clicked during communication with the VB101 to cut the connection.

  • Page 81

    Displays the results of communication between this tool and the VB101. Edited content will not be reflected in the viewer accessed to the VB101 at the stage when the Send button is used to send edited content to the VB101.

  • Page 82: Setting Presets

    Click the Send button. Check the Status List to be sure the values were sent correctly. Then when the Reflect set values button is clicked, the values will be reflected in the VB101.

  • Page 83

    Entry box, or with the Preset Preview frame. Click the Send button. Check the Status List to be sure the values were sent correctly. Then when the Reflect set values button is clicked, the values will be reflected in the VB101.

  • Page 84

    Preset Setting Tool G If view restrictions are to be used, be sure that the Preset Preview Frame (yellow) does not protrude outside the View Restriction Frame (blue). G Since the previews using the Panorama Preview may be slightly different from the actual picture, after the presets have been set, please check to be sure the viewer is correctly reflecting the presets in the actual picture.

  • Page 85: Log Viewer

    Log Viewer The VB101 includes a feature that writes operating status to a log file and saves it. Log Viewer simplifies the reading of log files and provides management and resolution of errors. Log Viewer not only displays all logs, it is also capable of filtering so that only the required information is displayed.

  • Page 86: Viewing The Log

    Log Viewer Viewing the Log The following content is displayed in the log. GCode The log displays error codes. For error codes, refer to page 146 of the User's Manual. Error codes are displayed with one of four types of icons according to level. Information level Error level Warning level...

  • Page 87

    Log Viewer The Filter dialog box appears. Set the following selection criteria and click OK to display only the logs that match those criteria. If filtering is not required, click Cancel. [Error Type] If logs are to be filtered according to type of error, select Specify Type or Specify Code;...

  • Page 88: Admin Viewer

    Admin Viewer Admin Viewer is a viewer containing functions for managing the VB101. Compared to the Helper Viewer and Java Viewer with Admin Viewer, it is possible to retrieve exclusive camera control privileges, ignore view restrictions, and operate external devices.

  • Page 89: Operating External Devices

    Admin Viewer Operating External Devices Setting notification of changes in external device input status A message box can be displayed in the event of a change in external device input status. To Make Settings... Choose Setup properties from the View menu. When the Setup properties dialog box appears, click the Display option tab.

  • Page 90: Enabling/disabling View Restrictions

    Admin Viewer The External Device Input dialog box appears. To save this content as a log, click Save, then specify a file name and where it should be saved. To clear the content in the display, click Clear. To close the dialog box, click Close. Operating External Device Output The ON/OFF status of external device output can be changed.

  • Page 91: Chapter 5 Creating Web

    Chapter Creating Web Pages This chapter describes how to use the VB101 to webcast information. Picture data can be distributed in various ways, including displaying video or still pictures and displaying multiple images on a Web page.

  • Page 92: Web Pages For Video Distribution

    Web Pages for Video Distribution To distribute picture data by VB101, you create a dedicated web page. The viewers that can be used with the VB101 are "Java Viewer (with or without camera control function)" and "Helper Viewer", and detailed parameters can be specified for each of these.

  • Page 93: Features Of The Java Viewers

    IViewer Types Viewer Name Functions Displays videos from the VB101. Allows camera control. LiveApplet Allows overlays and superimposition of bitmaps in the video frame. * Because video is not displayed until the viewer has finished downloading, video display takes longer than with the Helper Viewer.

  • Page 94

    Web Pages for Video Distribution Java Viewer LiveApplet Video display function Camera control function Click Java Viewer Glimpse Video display function...

  • Page 95: Features Of The Helper Viewer

    Web Pages for Video Distribution Features of the Helper Viewer The Helper Viewer is an application which is launched from a Web browser. Unlike the Java Viewer, it must be pre-installed on the client's computer. The features of the Helper Viewer are described below.

  • Page 96: Viewing Sample Pages

    Launch your Web browser and enter the following URL: http://192.168.100.1/sample/ * The underlined portion is a sample IP address. Enter the actual IP address set for the VB101. The page shown below appears with links to the other sample pages. Click on the link to the sample page you want to view.

  • Page 97: Using The Java Viewer To Distribute Videos

    Enter the parameters required by the applet between the <applet> -</applet> tags. Use the <param> tag for parameters other than the common attributes for applets (codebase, code, archive, width and height). * The underlined portion is a sample IP address. Enter the actual IP address set for the VB101.

  • Page 98: Example Of Using The Java Viewer To Create A Web Page

    Using the Web server functions built into the VB101, IP addresses can be expressed as <_I_P_A_D_D_R_> (all upper-case characters, including the angle brackets) in the two file types (htm,wvh) used by the Web server in the VB101. Since <_I_P_A_D_D_R> is replaced with the actual IP address when accessed, the Web page does not need to be changed even when the IP address for the VB101 is changed.

  • Page 99

    </html> lvappl.htm <html> <head> <title>LiveApplet</title> </head> <body> <applet codebase="http://192.168.100.1/-wvdoc-01-/LiveApplet/" code="LiveApplet.class" archive="LiveApplet.zip" width=450 height=380> <param name=cabbase value="LiveApplet.cab"> <param name=url value="http://192.168.100.1/"> </applet> </body> </html> * The underlined portion is a sample IP address. Enter the actual IP address set for the VB101.

  • Page 100

    Using a Java Viewer to Distribute Videos Using Glimpse and LiveApplet Together This section describes how to create a Web page that allows clients to use Glimpse to download quickly and view live video at a low frame rate, and then use LiveApplet to view video at a high frame rate and control the camera when they find videos they are particularly interested in.

  • Page 101

    <html> <head> <title>LiveApplet</title> </head> <body> <center> <applet codebase="http://192.168.100.1/-wvdoc-01-/LiveApplet/" code="LiveApplet.class" archive="LiveApplet.zip" width=450 height=380> <param name=cabbase value="LiveApplet.cab"> <param name=url value="http://192.168.100.1/"> </applet> </center> </body> </html> * The underlined portion is a sample IP address. Enter the actual IP address set for the VB101.

  • Page 102

    Using a Java Viewer to Distribute Videos Providing "LiveApplet" without Camera Control This section describes how to create a Web page that only displays live video and has no camera control GUI for situations where you want to prohibit camera control. <applet ...

  • Page 103

    (→ See step 3 on page 27.) G At startup, the default character string that is displayed while a connection to the VB101 is being established is "now connecting...", but there is also a parameter called "connect_msg" for changing this character string. For additional parameters for changing display character strings, see page 106.

  • Page 104

    Frame Count and Other Information on the Video Screen <param name=show_fps value="on"> <param name=show_counter value="on"> <param name=hostname value="CANON"> <param name=show_hostname value="on"> <param name=comment value="VB101 site"> <param name=show_comment value="on"> specifies whether the frame rate is displayed on the screen. "on": Displayed. "off": Not displayed.

  • Page 105

    <param name=bg_color value="#cccccc"> </applet> </body> </html> * The underlined portion is a sample IP address. Enter the actual IP address set for the VB101. Pasting a picture to the background <param name=bg_image valve="/opt/images/back.gif"> <param name=image_offset value="0,0"> Specify the displayed picture file.

  • Page 106: Java Viewer Parameters

    Using a Java Viewer to Distribute Videos Java Viewer Parameters You can specify applet parameters to provide an applet tailored to modify the behaviour or appearance of applets. Refer to the table below to ensure that you thoroughly understand the parameters. ILiveApplet Parameter Name Omissible...

  • Page 107

    Using a Java Viewer to Distribute Videos Parameter Name Omissible Description Specifies whether or not connection to the camera server should be established at the same time that the applet starts up. Select "on" or "off". When "on" is selected, connection is established when the applet starts up and moving pictures are displayed.

  • Page 108

    Using a Java Viewer to Distribute Videos IGlimpse Parameter Name Omissible Description This parameter specifies the comment text string displayed as an overlay on the comment applet. If this parameter is omitted, no comment is displayed. This parameter specifies the host name displayed in the applet. This value is used as the host name hostname in messages displayed during connection, etc.

  • Page 109

    Using a Java Viewer to Distribute Videos IApplet Tag Descriptions Attribute Name Omissible Description This parameter specifies the applet file name. Enter "LiveApplet.class" or code "Glimpse.class". If this parameter is not specified correctly, the applet (LiveApplet or Glimpse) is not downloaded. This parameter specifies the directory that contains the applet.

  • Page 110: Using The Helper Viewer To Distribute Videos

    If a client is using the Helper Viewer to receive videos, the video sender must set up the Web server and create the necessary wvh files. If the VB101 is used as the Web server, the settings described below are not required.

  • Page 111: Creating Wvh Files

    192.168.100.1 65311 wvhttp:192.168.100.1 80 G The first line gives the IP address (or host name) of the VB101 and the TCP port number used for the video transmission service. The default setting is 65310 (→ P.55). The default setting will be used if no particular value is specified.

  • Page 112: Example Of A Web Page Using The Helper Viewer

    Helper application. Include the tags that link to the wvh file in the text or images in the Web page. <A HREF="WebView.wvh">Let's view the image</A> To use the sample page template in the VB101 to supply videos, specify <A HREF=http://VB101-IP-address/sample/helper/default.wvh>.

  • Page 113: Distributing Videos Using A Browser Only

    <IMG SRC=http://192.168.100.1/-wvhttp-01-/GetStillImage> (or) <IMG SRC=http://192.168.100.1/-wvhttp-01-/GetOneShot> * The underlined portion is a sample IP adderess. Enter the actual IP address set for the VB101. Displaying a Specified Number Of Live Video Frames As a Video at Access The Server Push format provided as an extended function by Netscape Communications Corp.

  • Page 114

    The example below displays a still picture shot with the camera panned right by 40° and tilted down 10°. <IMG SRC=http://192.168.100.1/-wvhttp-01-/GetStillImage?p=40&t=-10> * The underscored portion is a sample IP address. Enter the actual IP address set for the VB101. IGetStillImage Parameters Description Parameter Specifies the camera pan angle.

  • Page 115: Example Of Video Distribution Using One Fixed Global Address

    Example of video distribution using one fixed global address One fixed global address is required if the VB101 is being used to distribute live video on the Internet. An Internet service provider (ISP) that offers a single-address fixed global address service can be used (Note: a router with NAT function is required).

  • Page 117: Chapter 6 Using The Picture Recording Function

    Recording Function This chapter describes a couple of specific examples of the Picture Recording function using the VB101. This function can be used to automatically capture still pictures according to a preset schedule or in response to inputs from an external device.

  • Page 118: Using The Still Picture Recording Function Linked To An External Device

    This is a monitoring system in which the lighting unit needed to take pictures switches on when the door opens and the VC-C4R camera mounted on the ceiling captures still pictures. The equipment shown in the figure below is connected to the terminals on the rear of the VB101 at installation. Installation Example...

  • Page 119

    Using the Still Picture Recording Function Linked to an External Device Sample Still Picture Recording Settings Settings specified on the "Camera and Video" page (→ P.43) Specify the appropriate settings for the Camera 1 being used. Settings specified on the "Preset" page (→ P.47) Set a camera angle that redords the open doorway as Preset 1.

  • Page 120: Using The Still Picture Recording Function With A Predetermined Schedule

    The light switches on and still pictures are captured at 10-minute intervals by a VC-C4R camera mounted on the ceiling. The equipment shown in the figure below is connected to the terminals on the rear of the VB101 at installation. Installation Example...

  • Page 121

    Using the Still Picture Recording Function with a Predetermined Schedule Sample Still Picture Recording Settings Settings specified on the "Camera and Video" page (→ P.43) Specify the appropriate settings for the Camera 1 being used. Settings specified on the "Preset" page (→ P.47) Set a camera angle that records the exhibit as Preset 1.

  • Page 122: Viewing And Distributing Recorded Pictures

    Use your Web browser to access the following URL: http://192.168.100.1/sample/lookup/ * Enter the actual IP address set for the VB101. The "Sample Page for the Retrieval of Recorded Pictures" shown at left appears. Click the "Specify capture period with text"...

  • Page 123

    Viewing and Distributing Recorded Pictures If you select "Specify capture period with menu", the Conditions for Image Retrieval screen appears in window at left. G Select either "External Input" or "Schedule" as the "Trigger". "External Input1 and 2 correspond to the "External Device Input 1/2" parameter on page 49, and schedule 1-4 corresponds to the "Schedule 1-4"...

  • Page 124

    Viewing and Distributing Recorded Pictures Pictures Search CGI The pictures search CGI includes the enum command to generate a list of recorded pictures that satisfy the search criteria, the desc command to generate the video data display page, and the data command to retrieve the video data.

  • Page 125

    Viewing and Distributing Recorded Pictures desc Command The desc command is used to generate a video display page. The video display page uses HTML text for the video display area and attribute display area, and uses the data command described below to retrieve the video data. Idesc Command Parameters Parameter Name Details...

  • Page 126: Distributing Recorded Pictures

    <PARAM NAME=image1 VALUE="http://192.168.100.1/-vbidb-/data?20000316/ 01100815"> <PARAM NAME=time2 VALUE="2000/03/16 01:08:15"> </APPLET> * The underlined text is an IP address. Enter the actual IP address set for the VB101. ISnapAnimator parameters Description Parameter Specifies the URL of the picture file. When specifying multiple picture files, image0 specify them successively as image1, image2, etc.

  • Page 127: Using Vbcollector

    Since the recorded pictures are saved one after another in the PC on which VBCollector is installed, pictures can still be securely saved when the allowable limit on the number of pictures that the VB101 can record and save has been exceeded. Downloaded images can also be easily viewed in the Web browser.

  • Page 128: Installing Vbcollector

    Using VBCollector Installing VBCollector VBCollector requires that Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 or later be installed. Before installing VBCollector, check to be sure that the correct version of Note Internet Explorer has been installed. To Install... If any other applications are running, please exit them before installation.

  • Page 129

    Using VBCollector Check the settings and items you have selected thus far, and click Next to confirm. The installation will proceed by copying files and making registry settings, etc. Click Finish to complete the installation. When installation is complete, “VBCollector Task View”...

  • Page 130: Starting Up Vbcollector

    Using VBCollector Starting Up VBCollector VBCollector is started up by choosing it from Start menu. To Start Up VBCollector... Choose [Program]-[WebView Livescope]-[VBCollector Task View] from the Start menu to start up VBCollector. Registering a Server To use VBCollector, the network camera server (hereafter referred to as "server") from which the VBCollector downloads pictures must be registered.

  • Page 131

    Using VBCollector Enter the various fields and click OK. I Server Name Assign a name for recognizing the Server. I Image Directory Enter the name of the directory where downloaded images are to be saved, or click Browse to select a directory folder.

  • Page 132: Registering Tasks

    Using VBCollector Editing Server Information Content of the registered server information can be edited. To Edit Server Information... Choose Edit from the Server menu, and when the Server List dialog box appears, select the server name to be edited and click the Edit button. To delete a registered server, click the Delete button.

  • Page 133

    Using VBCollector Enter the various items and click OK. I Task Name Assign the task a name. [Enable this setting] Select "Enable this setting" if the task is to be performed according to the schedule. If not selected, the added task will not be executed. I Server Name Select the server from which the VBCollector downloads recorded pictures.

  • Page 134: Executing And Canceling Tasks

    Using VBCollector Up to 16 tasks can be executed by VBCollector simultaneously. Please be sure not to load a schedule with 17 or more tasks to be executed. Note VBCollector is also not able to execute multiple tasks simultaneously to the same server.

  • Page 135: Details Displayed On The Task View

    Using VBCollector Canceling a task To disable a registered task, clear "Enable this setting" at Task Settings. To abort the execution of a task, in the Task View, click on the task to be aborted, and choose Abort in the Task menu. Details Displayed on the Task View The execution status can be checked on the Task View.

  • Page 136: Starting/stopping The Service

    Using VBCollector Refreshing Task View Display Content To update the Task View content to reflect the most recent information, choose Refresh from the View menu. Starting/Stopping the Service The task scheduler service can be started and stopped. To Make Settings... Choose Start Service or Stop Service from the Tools menu.

  • Page 137: Viewing Recorded Images

    Using VBCollector Viewing Recorded Images The images that were downloaded according to the task schedule are saved in the folder specified at Server Information. VBCollector includes a function that outputs images to a Web browser to simply viewing. Displaying Images Downloaded images are selected by server name and date, and displayed in a Web browser.

  • Page 138

    Using VBCollector HTML for displaying the images is generated, the Web browser starts up, and thumbnail images of the selected date are displayed in 100-image units on the page. Click on the image to be viewed; it is displayed in the original saved dimensions. When Detail Information above the frame is clicked, detailed information on the images in the thumbnail screen is displayed.

  • Page 139: Viewing Logs

    Using VBCollector Viewing Logs VBCollector outputs logs concerning the execution of tasks. To view a log, choose Display Log from the Tools menu. The following information about logs is displayed: G Code Identification codes are displayed here. Four types of icons representing the level are also displayed with these codes.

  • Page 140

    Using VBCollector Displaying logs according to selection criteria Logs can be filtered according to type, code, or date and time so that only the required information is displayed. To Set Display Criteria... Choose Filter from the View menu. The Filter dialog box appears. To display only the logs that match the specified criteria, enter the criteria below and click OK.

  • Page 141: Setting The Download Capacity

    Using VBCollector Setting the download capacity The response to be taken when the specified available capacity on a target drive has been reached or the upper limit number of pictures can be set when executing downloads based on a task schedule.

  • Page 142

    Using VBCollector...

  • Page 143: Troubleshooting

    Chapter Troubleshooting This chapter explains how to deal with problems that arise with the operation of the VB101 and other faults.

  • Page 144: Troubleshooting

    G If access control for the VB101 is being used, check the settings (→ P.52). G Check that the IP address or URL settings in the viewer software are correct. G If the NAT function of the router is used, check that the VB101's IP address noted on the Web page is correct.

  • Page 145

    VB101 matches the camera settings (→ P.43). I forgot the password. G You will have to return the VB101 to a service center. Please contact your Canon dealer. I cannot record or search pictures.

  • Page 146: Log Messages

    GA006 Camera control system initialization failure (err) cannot open camera control port %1 Message Camera control port (CC1|CC2) The camera control port cannot be opened. Explanation If rebooting does not recover this problem, there is a malfunction. Contact an authorized Canon service representative. Response...

  • Page 147

    Set appropriate values for the view restrictions. Response GA010 Camera control driver start and stop (info) %1 driver for camera[%2] %3 Message Camera type (Canon VC-C1|Canon VC-C3|Canon VC-C4|Canon VC-C4R) Camera number (1-4) started|stopped Explanation The camera control device was detected and the driver started up, or a camera control device error was detected and the driver stopped.

  • Page 148

    Log Messages GA016 Amount of transmitted video data (info) %1@%2 %3 frames/%4 bytes in %5 seconds Message Client type (LS/D | LS/H) Client host IP address Number of frames Number of bytes Video transmission time Explanation This shows the results of video transmission for a video transmission client. GA022 Applet archive load failure (warning) archive/%1 not found Message...

  • Page 149

    Log Messages GA025 Picture recording processing error (warning) picture recording failed: %1 Message busy | index broken | index full | no video data | no storage device | I/O error This shows the details of an error during picture recording. This message is only displayed when Explanation errors of different types occur.

  • Page 150

    Log Messages GA033 Invalid file detected during picture index restoration (info) broken file detected: %1 Message File name Explanation A file was detected during picture index restoration that is not a recorded picture. Delete any invalid files. This does not affect picture index restoration processing. Response GA034 Recorded picture file read error during picture index restoration (info) picture file I/O error: %1...

  • Page 151

    Log Messages GP003 Memory card error (warning) AUTOMNT: cannot mount %1 on %2 Message Device name Mount point Explanation Mount processing was cancelled due to a memory card error. Replace the memory card. Response GP004 Device busy (err) AUTOMNT: %1: device is busy Message Device name Explanation...

  • Page 152

    Explanation An IP address conflict was detected during startup. If there is a device running on the network that has the same IP address as the VB101, this error occurs when the VB101 starts up. Response Change the VB101 IP address or change the IP address of the conflicting network device.

  • Page 153

    The file system may be corrupted or it may not be formatted as a FAT file system. Response If this error affects the internal file system, contact an authorized Canon service representative. If it affects a memory card, replace the memory card. GS011 Cluster size error (err)

  • Page 154

    Explanation A read error occurred during the file system check. If the error is related to the built-in file system, contact your local Canon service agent. If the error is related to the memory card, replace the memory card. Response GS020 File system checking ended abnormally (err) device name (%1) chkdsk unsuccessful.

  • Page 155

    This type of error occurs only when firmware is erased from the ROM or when firmware is written onto the ROM. Contact your local Canon service representative. There is a possibility that the flash ROM chip has been damaged. Response...

  • Page 157: Appendix

    Appendix...

  • Page 158: Specifications

    Temp.: 0-40°C; Humidity: 20-85% RM (condensation free) Power supply AC adapter, power consumption 25 W or less G DRYOS is a realtime OS built into Canon products and intended for the Internet and an intranet mobile devices and digital office equipment. AC Adapter...

  • Page 159: External Device I/o Terminals

    The Internal controller switches the two output terminals to disconnected or connected condition. The output terminals use optocouplers and are separate from the internal circuit in the VB101. Loads connected to the output terminals should be within the following ratings:...

  • Page 160: Using The Enclosed Software

    "IniVB101.exe" and then switch the VB101 off and on again as directed by the on-screen instructions. G If you forget the password, you will have to return the VB101 to a service center. Please contact your Canon dealer.

  • Page 161: Upgrading The Firmware Remotely

    Store the downloaded firmware in flash ROM. (5) The completion window appears. Do not turn the VB101 off until the completion window appears. Turning the VB101 off before the completion window appears may prevent the VB101 from Note starting up properly.

  • Page 162: Factory Default Setting

    Factory Default Setting Item Item Setting 1 ( (y) (m) (d)) Item setting 2 ( (y) (m) (d)) Setting GAdministrator ID root GAdministrator password VB101 GSettings page path admin GDevice name None GDate and time Offset from GMT GEthernet Address setting method...

  • Page 163

    Factory Default Setting Item Item setting 1 ( (y) (m) (d)) Item setting 2 ( (y) (m) (d)) Setting GPreset None GPicture recording GAccess Control None GApplication settings Video Transmission Port 65310 Camera Control Port 65311 Max Clients Control Queue Length Max Frame rate (fps) 30.0 Max View Time (sec)

  • Page 164: Index

    Index <A> <E> Access control ........... 52 Error code ..........86 Account ....38, 39, 41, 52, 66, 131 Event ........49, 50, 59, 118 Admin Viewer ......63, 77, 81, 88 External device ..... 22, 48, 49, 50, 51, Administrator ID .........

  • Page 165

    Index <J> Parameter ......47, 97, 106, 114, 124, 125, 126 Password ..27, 33, 34, 36, 38, 39, 41, Java Viewer ..14, 16, 18, 35, 88, 93, 94, 52, 66, 88, 131, 160, 161 97, 98, 106 PC card ......... 19, 25, 27, 59 JavaScript ..........

  • Page 166

    Index <V> VB Administration Tools ..... 18, 43, 44, 47, 62, 64, 66 VBAdmin Startup Panel ......62 VBCollector ....18, 48, 127, 128, 130 VC-C4(VC-C4R) ....16, 17, 19, 22, 25, 26, 43, 44, 45 Video capture size ......43, 48, 72 Video input socket ......

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