Download  Print this page

JVC V.NETWORKS VN-C30U Instructions Manual

Hide thumbs


For Customer Use:
Enter below the Serial No. which is
located on the body. Retain this
information for future reference.
Model No.
Serial No.
This instruction book is made from 100%
recycled paper.


Table of Contents

  Also See for JVC V.NETWORKS VN-C30U

  Related Manuals for JVC V.NETWORKS VN-C30U

  Summary of Contents for JVC V.NETWORKS VN-C30U

  • Page 1 V.NETWORKS VN-C30U INSTRUCTIONS For Customer Use: Enter below the Serial No. which is located on the body. Retain this information for future reference. Model No. VN-C30U This instruction book is made from 100% recycled paper. Serial No. LHT0005-001A...
  • 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: Safety Precautions

    This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Cet appareil numérique de la Rules. Changes or modifications not approved by Class A est conforme à la JVC could void the user’s authority to operate the norme NMB-003 du Canada. equipment.
  • Page 5 WARNING Keep away from moisture Fire or electrical shock can result from the presence of mois- ture. Spillage can occur from objects containing water (flower vases, flower pots, cups, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, etc.) and should not be placed on top of this device. Do not touch Do not touch lines (antenna wires, phone lines, etc.) con- nected to this device or power plugs during a thunder storm...
  • Page 6 PRECAUTIONS FOR SAFE AND PROPER USE To ensure safety Always observe the following to ensure correct and safe usage of this device. Read Safety Precautions thoroughly before using this device. The safety precautions contain important information and should always be observed. After reading, store in a readily available location for future reference.
  • Page 7 Cautions Do not install this device in locations such as the following. To avoid the possibility of fire or electrical shock, do not install this device in locations such as the following. • Where there is excessive humidity or dust. Do not install where there is excessive humidity or dust.
  • Page 8 Cautions • This instruction manual may not be reproduced in part or in its entirety. • Use caution to avoid infringing the copyrights of others during use. • Please note that this company does not assume any responsibility in the case of any possible errors that may be found in this instruction manual.
  • Page 9: Table Of Contents

    Contents IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS ..................2 Safety Precautions ....................... 4 About New Versions ....................10 Package Contents and Operating Environment ............10 To ensure correct usage ..................11 VN-C30U Installation and Setup ................12 Before starting installation and setup ..............12 Names of VN-C30U parts ...................
  • Page 10: About New Versions

    About New Versions New versions of the software (VN-C30U) can be acquired via Internet. Download the software from the following. Home page: Package Contents This product includes all of the following items. If any item should be missing, please contact your local dealer.
  • Page 11: To Ensure Correct Usage

    To ensure correct usage • To save electricity, be sure to turn off the power to the system when not in use. • This product is for indoor use. It cannot be used outside. • The product cannot be used and should not be installed in the following locations. •...
  • Page 12: Vn-C30U Installation And Setup

    VN-C30U Installation and Setup Before starting installation and setup It is necessary to set an IP address for each VN-C30U unit. Use the following procedure for the setup of each unit. (If the power is not turned on, the installation of multiple VN-C30U can be performed at one time.) 1.
  • Page 13: Connection To Ethernet

    Connection to Ethernet VN-C30U can be connected to both 10BASE-T and 100BASE-TX network. To ensure this, the factory setting is set to Auto Negotiation. However, depending on the used HUB, the unit may fail to work at this setting. For this reason the LAN connection setting switch "MODE SW"...
  • Page 14: Installation And Setup

    Installation and setup 1. Installation Use the optional bracket (Model VN-BK30) for installation. Make the power and network connections after completion of the instal- lation work. Caution Install in a location with sufficient strength to prevent falling. VN-C30U units can only be installed as shown in the diagram below, or inverted.
  • Page 15 2. Connecting to the network Turn on the power of only one VN-C30U unit. When network connection is completed and the power is turned on, the VN-C30U unit will be connected to the network at the following IP address. Factory Default IP address 192.
  • Page 16: External Device

    3. Alarm IN/OUT connection Connect external devices to the alarm IN/OUT as shown below. Sensor insert button External External External device device device OUT 2 OUT 1 • Cable connection and disconnection Press the sensor insert button when connecting and disconnecting cables. After connecting or disconnecting, make sure the sensor insert button returns to its original position.
  • Page 17 VN-C30U Summary of Alarm Input / Output Functions VN-C30U 1 mA Sensor Device Relay Alarm function with alarm input MAX.300 mA MAX.12 V Alarm Device Interface condition of Alarm Input Terminal Non-voltage, relay “a” contact input Or non-contact, semiconductor “a” contact input Or NPN open-collector input Active low level, latch/momentary(500 ms or more) Circuit current 1 mA at low level, applied voltage...
  • Page 18 VN-C30U Examples of Alarm Input Terminal Interface VN-C30U DC 5 V PULL UP 1 mA Recommended connection cable Maximum length: 50 meters(164 feet) Alarm Input Recommended cable: Equivalent circuit UL1007,UL1015 or equivalent Sensor device interface circuit AWG#22 to AWG#18 or equivalent ( Example 1 ) Relay, Switch, etc Sensor device interface circuit...
  • Page 19 VN-C30U Examples of Alarm Output Terminal Interface VN-C30U Recommended connection cable Maximum length: 50 meters(164 feet) Alarm Output Alarm device interface circuit ( Example 1 ) Recommended cable: Equivalent circuit UL1007,UL1015 or equivalent AWG#22 to AWG#18 or equivalent Buzzer, Lamp, LED, etc Alarm device interface circuit ( Example 2 )
  • Page 20 4. Setting the VN-C30U IP address Changing the IP address of the PC Display the network settings panel by selecting Settings from the Start button, then selecting Control Panel and Network, in that order. 1 Select the TCP/IP item, then click on Properties.
  • Page 21 5. Installing the software Installing the controller software Load the VN-C30U Controller CD-ROM into theCD-ROM drive. The setup program is in the \JVC folder on the CD-ROM. Execute \JVC\Setup.exe and follow the displayed instructions to setup the software.
  • Page 22 5-2 Installing the V.NETWORKS Setup Tool Execute the \JVC\setup\Setup.exe file on the CD-ROM, and then complete the installation as directed by the messages on the screen. 6. Setting the V. NETWORKS Setup Tool When installation is completed, select Start - Program - V.NETWORKS to invoke the VN-C30U Setup Tool.
  • Page 23 6-1 Setting the Image Compression Method VN-C30U allows selection of either the MPEG1 compression or the JPEG compression. (Hereafter, MPEG1 will be referred to as MPEG in this manual.) On the V.NETWORKS Setup Tool screen, select MPEG or JPEG in the "Image Compression" area, and then click the Details button to set the details for the compression method.
  • Page 24 Slice header frequency Setting the bit rate Normally use with the 320 x 240 can be set within the range of 260 setting at 16. kbit/s - 3500 kbit/s, and 160 x 120 can be set Closed GOP within the range of 66 kbit/s - 1000 kbit/s. When set to ON, individual However, the lower limit value may fluctuate GOPs are created.Normally...
  • Page 25 When JPEG is selected M a k e s t h e c h a n g e s t o Resets settings to the settings valid. factory default settings. Returns to the V.NETWORKS Setup Tool screen. The compression rate is inversely proportional to the picture quality.
  • Page 26: Alarm Function

    Alarm Setting Alarm function This function is to receive or send an alarm signal from/to alarm input/ output over network. Use the V.NETWORKS setup tool for the fundamental settings. When the Alar m button of the V.NETWORKS setup tool is clicked, the screen shown below will be displayed.
  • Page 27 The Alarm 1 and Alarm 2 settings determine whether or not the alarm function on Alarm 1 and Alarm 2 are effective (ON or OFF). When ON is selected, “Alarm Output” (to send a signal to Alarm out) and “Go to a preset position” (one of the 10 preset positions) are available.
  • Page 28 Out port setting includes the following settings: OFF/ON: Determine whether or not an alarm is to be output. Output value: Determine whether the High or Low signal will be output when an alarm occurs. Enter the time for continuous signal output of selected output value (High or Low) in the text box below.
  • Page 29 The list of alarm broadcast client (IP address and port number) currently registered in the camera can be displayed by pressing Client List. The PCs that satisfy the following conditions are displayed. • The VN-C30U controller has been started and is connected to the VN-C30U subject to setup.
  • Page 30: Password Function

    Setting the Password Password function An access protection using a password is provided to regulate connecting PCs (users). Password setting and cancellation is performed by the V.NETWORKS setup tool. Passwords for User, Operator and Administrator can be set for each of the privilege levels. Privilege Level Contents of Access Rights User...
  • Page 31 6-4 Making the set IP address valid When the IP address is changed, the pan and tilt mechanism will work and the IP address becomes valid after the VN-C30U is reset. 6-5 Special Notes on the V.NETWORKS Setup Tool Caution The V.NETWORKS Setup Tool is software that is only required when the setup is performed.
  • Page 32 7. Registering connection points Start the VN-C30U controller (vn-c30u.exe). Select New from the File item in the menu and then specify the connection point. Enter the IP address and name of the VN-C30U connection point. ( is used as an example in the diagram.) The folder "VN-C30U Name"...
  • Page 33 Clicking the OK button displays the setting confirmation screen. Click OK to complete the registration.
  • Page 34: Controller Software Operation

    Controller Software Operation Starting connection and changing connection points Refer to Software Installation on page 21 for the installation procedure. When the VN-C30U controller (vn-c30u.exe) is executed, a logo will be displayed and then the following screen will appear. Connection points can be selected from this pulldown menu.
  • Page 35: Controller 1

    Controller 1 After a connection point is selected, you will find the names of currently connected VN-C30U, the pan/tilt operation angle step and the current Pan/ Tilt position. Current Pan/Tilt Pan/Tilt operation position angle step The name of the VN-C30U currently connected to and the controller operation mode are indicated.
  • Page 36: Controller 2

    Controller 2 The VN-C30U controller has the position memory function (up to 10 positions). By pressing this button, the current position is c h a n g e d t o t h e a l r e a d y memorized position.
  • Page 37 Convenient Function When double-clicking in the window, the clicked position is brought to the center of the image. (Only when JPEG image format is selected.) Caution It is not possible to move beyond the Pan/Tilt limits but this is not a malfunction. Caution During the Pan/Tilt operation, the images may pause for a few seconds.
  • Page 38: Controller 3

    Controller 3 If the cursor is briefly positioned over the VN-C30U name, a balloon display of VN-C30U names will be displayed. The VN-C30U controller has Pan/Tilt operation angle step can the recording and playback be set by clicking the value and function.
  • Page 39: Deleting Connection Points

    Deleting connection points Select File from the menu and then select Delete. Select a connection point to be deleted and then click on OK. Make sure the desired point is being deleted, and then press Caution The connection point cannot be recovered once it is deleted.
  • Page 40: Image Quality Lens Adjustment

    Image quality Lens adjustment • Select Settings from the menu and then select Quality. Image quality adjustment Color saturation adjustment The compression rate is inversely As the value gets higher, proportional to the image quality. saturation gets stronger. As the value gets smaller, the image A small value makes it weaker.
  • Page 41 Lens setting The current condition of the lens is shown in the window. The lens moves when the setting items are operated. •When Auto is selected for Iris, the amount of light entering the camera will be kept constant. When Auto is not selected, the brightness of the screen is maintained at a fixed level that can be adjusted by using the slide bar.
  • Page 42: Frame Rate Setting

    Frame Rate Setting The frame rate can only be set for JPEG images. It is fixed at 30 Frame/s in the case of MPEG images. Select Settings from the menu and then select Frame Rate. This is to set the upper limit of transmission frame rate from VN-C30U.
  • Page 43: Changing Resolution And Inverting The Image

    Changing resolution and inverting the image Select View from the menu. The resolution can be selected from 160 x 120, 320 x240 or 640 x 480. Depending on the installation, select Normal or Upside Down. Caution 640 x 480 cannot be selected for MPEG images. Upside Down is not possible either.
  • Page 44: Changing Position Memory

    Changing position memory Select Setting from the menu and then select Position Memory. P r o c e d u r e f o r P o s i t i o n memory change 1 Use the position memory buttons, Pan/Tilt/Zoom setting and lens setting to set the status in position...
  • Page 45: Alarm Setting

    Alarm setting The alarm settings determines the actions to be performed when an alarm signal is received from Alarm 1 or Alarm 2 input of VN-C30U. Select Settings from the menu, then select Alarm Settings. Select Non-Stop or Stop in 1 minute after the recording starts, Stop in 1 minute is used for...
  • Page 46 Relay alarm setting When relay alarm setting is performed using the V.NETWORKS Setup Tool, this window becomes active. The program to be executed and the wave file to be played back when a relay alarm is generated can be set in advance. (For these items, please see the previous page.) Caution...
  • Page 47: Time Stamp Setting

    Time stamp setting Select Setting from the menu and then select Time Stamp. Sets whether the time stamp should be displayed or not. When Visible is checked, the date and time are displayed superimposed on the camera image. During playback, the date and time of the recording are displayed.
  • Page 48 Any of the following 7 display styles can be selected. YYYY/MM/DD (year/month/date hour: minute: second. millisecond) YYYY/MM/DD HH:MM:SS (year/month/date hour: minute: second) DD/MM/YYYY HH:MM:SS (date/month/year hour: minute: second) MM/DD/YYYY HH:MM:SS (month/date/year hour: minute: second) MM/DD HH:MM:SS (month/date hour: minute: second) HH:MM:SS (hour: minute: second) HH:MM...
  • Page 49: Changing Property

    Changing Property The information related to connections and setting when the connection was first defined can be changed. (However, it is only the VN-C30U information in the offline mode that can be changed.) Select Settings - Property. Select the camera for which the properties should be changed from the VN-C30U Name designations pull-down...
  • Page 50: Recording Function

    Recording function This function is to continuously record the images of connected VN-C30U onto automatically created folder with “VN-C30U Name.” Press the "REC" button. The recorded file is saved in the folder specified when the initial setup was performed. Blinks red during recording. "Recording"...
  • Page 51: Playback Function

    Playback function Press the PLAY button. Select the file type for the image data. (MPEG or JPEG) Select the file that you want to playback from the storage destination of the recorded file. The filename becomes the start-to-stop times of the recording.
  • Page 52: Playback Picture Screen

    Playback picture screen Closes the playback picture screen. During playback, the slide bar m o v e s t o w a r d t h e r i g h t i n accordance with the playback time. By dragging the slide bar with the mouse, the file can be played back as desired.
  • Page 53 Snapshot display is possible. Up to 16 images can be shown as snapshot display. When 16 snapshots are displayed, the camera symbol disappears from the Snap Shot button. A beep sound is heard if you click the Snap Shot button at this time. If you select File - Save from each of the snapshot display menus, the Save dialog box is displayed.
  • Page 54: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting An IP address changed The Search button of the V.NETWORKS Setup with the V.NETWORKS Tool can be used to acquire the IP addresses Setup Tool has been of V.NETWORKS cameras connected to the forgotten. network. If the desired information cannot be found by viewing the vsetup file, this must be handled as a repair.
  • Page 55 The colors are not • Check the color adjustments of the display satisfactory. or video card. The colors displayed by different PC display monitors and video cards will differ to some degree. Improvement is sometime possible by adjusting the color settings of the display monitor.
  • Page 56 Out of focus. The autofocus sometimes does not operate correctly in dark places and when blank surfaces such as walls are photographed. In such cases, focus manually. The focus may be off slightly when manual focus is used at the TELE position, but this is not a malfunction.
  • Page 57: Specifications

    Specifications LAN standard IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u standards Communication protocol UDP/IP, TCP/IP Image Sensor 1/4-inch, 380,000-effective pixels CCD Lens 15:1 zoom lens, f = 4.1 mm - 61.5 mm, F 1.4 - 2.4 Minimum focusing distance 0.8 m Pan/tilt operation angle Pan: 320 Tilt: 90 Image compression...
  • Page 60 VICTOR COMPANY OF JAPAN, LIMITED Printed in Japan LHT0005-001A is a registered trademark owned by VICTOR COMPANY OF JAPAN, LTD. is a registered trademark in Japan, the U.S.A., the U.K. and many other countries.