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AXIS 210/211/211A Network Camera
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  • Page 1 AXIS 210/211/211A Network Camera User’s Manual...
  • Page 2 However, there is no guarantee that • report problems to Axis support by logging in to your private interference will not occur in a particular installation. support area •...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    AMC audio controls for AXIS 211A........
  • Page 4 AXIS 210/211/211A Support ............40 Troubleshooting .
  • Page 5: Product Features

    AXIS 210/211/211A - Product Features Product Features The AXIS 210, AXIS 211 and AXIS 211A are part of the latest generation of fully featured Axis Network Cameras, all based on the AXIS ARTPEC-2 compression chip. The AXIS 211 and AXIS 211A both feature a DC-Iris and support Power over Ethernet. In addition, the AXIS 211A supports two-way audio.
  • Page 6: Axis 211/211A - Extra Features

    (full duplex), push to talk (half duplex) or in one direction only (simplex). The AXIS 211A has an integrated mono microphone, but there is also an audio input for connecting an external microphone or other source producing a line level signal. An active speaker with a built-in amplifier can be connected to the audio output to enable two-way communication.
  • Page 7: Overview

    AXIS 210/211/211A - Product Features Overview AXIS 211/211A Tele/wide puller AXIS 210 Status Status indicator indicator Focus puller Control DC-Iris cable Underside Rear panel Internal AXIS 210/211 DC-Iris control cable microphone (AXIS 211) (211A only) Mounting screw socket Serial number...
  • Page 8 Serial Number - This number is used during installation. Control Button - Press this button to install using the AXIS Internet Dynamic DNS Service (see page 11) or to restore the factory default settings, as described in Resetting to the Factory Default Settings, on page 41.
  • Page 9: Accessing The Camera

    •To view streaming video in Microsoft Internet Explorer, you must set your browser to allow ActiveX controls and allow the AXIS Media Control (AMC) to be installed on your workstation. AMC is required for audio and MPEG-4. If your workstation restricts the use of additional soft- ware components, the cameras can be configured to use a Java applet for updating JPEG images.
  • Page 10: Setting The Password

    Axis Support Web at Focusing To focus the AXIS 210, simply turn the adjustment ring on the lens until the focus is satisfactory. To focus the AXIS 211/211A, follow the instructions below.
  • Page 11: The Live View Page

    AXIS 210/211/211A - Accessing the Camera 5. From the Focus adjustment page, set the DC-Iris to Enabled and click Save. Note: The DC-Iris should always be disabled while focusing the camera. This opens the iris to its maximum, which gives the smallest depth of field and thus the best conditions for correct focusing. When the focus is set with this method it will then be maintained in any light conditions.
  • Page 12: Amc Audio Controls For Axis 211A

    When in Simplex - AXIS 211A speaker only mode, click the button to speak. The button is dimmed when you do not want other clients to receive any audio.
  • Page 13: Configuration

    AXIS 210/211/211A - Configuration Configuration This section describes how to configure the camera, and is intended for product Administrators, who have unrestricted access to all the Setup tools, and Operators, who have access to the settings for Video & Image, Audio, Live View Config and Event Configuration.
  • Page 14: Overview Of The Setup Tools

    Set the volume for any speakers connected to the AXIS 211A. Advanced Audio Quality Settings Manipulate the sound signal to improve the quality of the sound from the AXIS 211A. These settings may improve sound quality when the camera is placed in certain envi- ronments, e.g.
  • Page 15 Network TCP/IP Specify IP address configuration, DNS configuration, Host Name configuration, Notifi- cation of changes to the IP address. Register/unregister for the AXIS Internet Dynamic DNS Service. Specify the HTTP port and network traffic preferences. SOCKS Specify a SOCKS server to use when communicating with hosts on the other side of a firewall/proxy server.
  • Page 16: Video And Image

    AXIS 210/211/211A - Configuration Video and Image The following descriptions offer examples of the features available in the cameras. For details of each setting, please refer to the online help available from the setup tools. Click to access the online help.
  • Page 17: Overlay Settings

    AXIS 210/211/211A - Configuration Overlay Settings Use these settings to include a) Text, date and time an image as an overlay, and/or overlays b) the date and time, along with text of your own. Overlay image All the components of the text...
  • Page 18: Camera Settings

    Camera Settings To compensate for lighting conditions, the white balance and the exposure control can be adjusted. DC-Iris (AXIS 211/211A only) should always be enabled, except during focusing, or if using a non-DC-Iris lens.
  • Page 19 AXIS 210/211/211A - Configuration The Low-light behavior settings determine how the camera will compensate for at low light levels. These settings all affect video image quality and are basically a measure of how much noise to allow in the video images.
  • Page 20: Axis Media Control

    Video Object Plane = image AXIS Media Control The AXIS Media Control (AMC) is installed automatically the first time the camera is accessed from a browser. To configure AMC, open the AMC control applet from the Windows Control Panel. This can also be opened by right-clicking on the video image in the Live View web page (not applicable to the AXIS 211A).
  • Page 21: Audio (Axis 211A Only)

    Setup page for the AXIS 211A has an additional menu item called Audio, that allows different audio configurations to be set up, e.g. full duplex, half duplex and simplex. Note: The speaker attached to the audio output of the AXIS 211A must have a built-in amplifier, e.g. some PC speakers. Client PC...
  • Page 22: Audio Settings

    Note that the push to talk button is configured in the AMC, see AXIS Media Control, on page 20. It is also possible to configure the Push to talk button so that it toggles between speaking and listening modes.
  • Page 23: Audio Input

    High or Low depending on the sound level in the monitored area, e.g. select Low if the AXIS 211A is installed in a noisy environment. For the external audio input, the sensitivity can be set to three different modes: Mic high sensitivity, Mic low sensitivity and Line level.
  • Page 24: Advanced Audio Settings

    A typical application could be that the camera is set up in a noisy environment, and you are only interested in hearing the sound from the AXIS 211A when a person is talking close to the microphone. There are two adjustable parameters available to optimize this function: •...
  • Page 25: Live View Config

    AXIS 210/211/211A - Live View Config Live View Config The features on the camera Live View page can be customized to suit your requirements, or you can upload and use your own custom web page. This is done by the administrator from Setup >...
  • Page 26 Remove button. Modify the Axis Look The Axis Look of the default home page can be modified from this dialog, using previously uploaded files or files located elsewhere. • To use your uploaded file, check the Own radio button and select the file from the drop-down list.
  • Page 27: Action Buttons

    This link will then be shown on the Live View page and will open the specified website. User-defined CGI links can be used to issue advanced commands via the Axis HTTP API. For more information, see the Developer pages at
  • Page 28: Html Examples

    It is possible to view Motion JPEG when MPEG-4 is chosen as default and vice versa. AXIS Media Control Settings Check the Show viewer toolbar box to display the AXIS Media Control (AMC) viewer toolbar under the video image in your browser. The toolbar is only available when using AMC.
  • Page 29: Sequence Mode

    AXIS 210/211/211A - Live View Config Click the Add button to open the External Video Source Setup dialog, which is used to make all the necessary settings. Enter the IP address or host name of the external video source you wish to add. The user can then choose to receive either MPEG-2, MPEG-4 or Motion JPEG video stream.
  • Page 30: Event Configuration

    AXIS 210/211/211A - Event Configuration Event Configuration An event in the camera is when an Event Type is activated and causes certain actions to be performed. The event type is the set of parameters (or conditions) that specifies how and when which actions will be performed.
  • Page 31: Configuring Event Types

    AXIS 210/211/211A - Event Configuration Configuring Event Types An Event Type describes how and when the camera will perform certain actions. Example: If somebody passes in front of the camera, and an event that uses motion detection has been con- figured to act on this, the camera can e.g.
  • Page 32 AXIS 210/211/211A - Event Configuration Pre-trigger and Post-trigger buffers This function is very useful when checking to see what happened immediately before and/or after a trigger, e.g. 30 seconds before and/or after a door was opened. Check the Upload images checkbox under Event Types > Add Triggered... > Triggered by... to expand the web page with the available options.
  • Page 33: Motion Detection

    AXIS 210/211/211A - Event Configuration Motion Detection The motion detection feature is used to generate an alarm whenever movement occurs (or stops) in the video image. A total of 10 Include and/or Exclude windows can be configured. • Included windows target specific areas within the whole video image •...
  • Page 34: Port Status

    AXIS 210/211/211A - Event Configuration 8. Click Save. To exclude parts of the Include window, click the Configure Excluded Windows button and position the Exclude window as required, within the Include window. Please see the online help for descriptions of each available option.
  • Page 35: System Options

    AXIS 210/211/211A - System Options System Options Security User access control is enabled by default. An administrator can set up other users, by giving these user names and passwords. It is also possible to allow anonymous viewer login, which means that anybody may access the Live View page, as described below:...
  • Page 36: Network - Tcp/Ip Settings

    AXIS 210/211/211A - System Options New Server Time - Select your time zone from the drop-down list. If you want the server clock to automatically adjust for daylight savings time, select the Automatically adjust for daylight saving time changes. From the Time Mode section, select the preferred method to use for setting the time: •...
  • Page 37 DHCP, you can choose to be notified. Click Settings... and enter the required information. AXIS Internet Dynamic DNS Service - If the camera has been registered with the Axis Internet Dynamic DNS service and the IP address for the product changes, the service is updated to reflect the change.
  • Page 38: Socks

    AXIS 210/211/211A - System Options HTTP The default HTTP port number (port 80) can be changed to any port within the range 1024-65535. This is useful for e.g. simple security port mapping. Network Traffic The default setting is Auto-negotiate which means that the correct speed is automatically selected.
  • Page 39: Rtp (Multicast)

    AXIS 210/211/211A - System Options RTP (multicast) Multicast must be enabled for these settings to take effect. The settings are only valid when MPEG-4 is used as the video format. Multicast is automatically configured and should normally not be changed. Enter the IP address and the port number to use for the video stream in the required fields.
  • Page 40: Support

    The support overview page provides valuable information on troubleshooting and contact information, should you require technical assistance. Logs & Reports - when contacting Axis support, please be sure to provide a valid Server Report with your query. View Information - The Log file, the Server Report and the Parameter List all provide valuable information for troubleshooting and when contacting Axis support.
  • Page 41: Resetting To The Factory Default Settings

    Using the Control Button To reset the camera to the factory default settings using the Control Button: 1. Disconnect the power adapter, or the network cable if using PoE (AXIS 211/211A only). 2. Press and hold the Control button while reconnecting the power.
  • Page 42: Troubleshooting

    Firmware is software that determines the functionality of the camera. When you upgrade the firmware with a file from the Axis Web site, your Axis camera will receive the latest available functionality. Always read the upgrade instructions and release notes available with each new release, before updating the firmware.
  • Page 43: Emergency Recovery Procedure

    Axis support at Axis Support If you contact Axis support, please help us to help you solve your problems, by providing the server report, the log file and a brief description of the problem. Server Report - go to Setup > System Options > Support Overview. The server report contains important information about the server and its software, as well as a list of the current parameters.
  • Page 44 1) Move the camera to an isolated network or to one with no DHCP or BOOTP server. Set DHCP. the IP address again, using the AXIS IP Utility (see the Installation Guide) or the ARP/Ping commands. 2) Access the unit and disable DHCP in the TCP/IP settings. Return the unit to the main network.
  • Page 45 Motion JPEG and MPEG-4. Image loses focus often. Disable the DC-Iris lens (AXIS 211/211A only) in the settings for Video & Image > Advanced. Focus the camera following the instructions on page 10. Then enable the DC-Iris lens (AXIS 211/211A only).
  • Page 46 Audio volume too low/high Volume settings incorrect. The volume of the microphone or speaker connected to the AXIS 211A is either too high or too low. Change the volume settings for the speaker or microphone in the Live View page.
  • Page 47: The I/O Terminal Connector

    (rating: 1A Slow). This pin can also be used to power auxiliary equipment, max 100mA, but note that this is not possible when the AXIS 211/211A is powered by PoE.
  • Page 48 AXIS 210/211/211A - The I/O Terminal Connector Connect input/output devices to the terminal connector as follows: 1. Loosen the corresponding screw on top of the pin (see above for the correct pin to use). 2. Push the cable into the connector and secure it by fastening the screw.
  • Page 49: Technical Specifications

    Built-in multi-window motion detection, external I/O, triggered and scheduled events management with several notification options, pre- and post alarm buffer: AXIS 210/AXIS 211: 1.2 MB (approx. 40 sec. of 320 x 240 video at 4 frames per sec.), AXIS 211A: 9 MB (approx. 5 min) Connectors...
  • Page 50 Support for firmware upgrades over HTTP or FTP, firmware available at maintenance Video access from Web Camera live view, sequence tour capability for up to 20 Axis cameras, customizable browser HTML pages Minimum Web Pentium III CPU 500 MHz or higher, or equivalent AMD, 128 MB RAM...
  • Page 51: Glossary Of Terms

    IP-address for your product. HTTP - Hypertext Transfer Protocol. The set of rules for ARTPEC - Axis Real Time Picture Encoder - used for video exchanging files (text, images, sound, video, and other files) image compression.
  • Page 52 AXIS 210/211/211A - Glossary of Terms NTSC - National Television Standards Committee. NTSC is URL - Uniform Resource Locator. An “address" on the the standard format used for televisions in most of North network. and Central America, and Japan. Varifocal - A varifocal lens provides a wide range of focal...
  • Page 53: Index

    AXIS 210/211/211A - Index Index External Video 28 External Video Source 11 Factory Default Settings 41 Action 30 Frame Rate 17 Action Buttons 11, 27 FTP Server 30 Active/Inactive 11, 28 Full duplex 6, 21, 22 Administrator 13 Administrators 35...
  • Page 54 AXIS 210/211/211A - Index Own Home Page 26 Setup Tools 14 Own Web Files 25 Simplex 6, 21 Snapshot button 11 Support 40 System Options 35 Pinout - I/O connectors 47 System Options Overview 15 Port Status 34 Ports & Devices 39...

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