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NETWORK CAMERA SERVER
VB101
User's Manual
Please read this user's manual carefully before opration.
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
Before Using the VB101
Setup Procedures
Creating Web Pages
Using the Picture Recording Function
Troubleshooting
1
2
Installation
3
4
5
6
Appendix
E
ENGLISH

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    NETWORK CAMERA SERVER VB101 User's Manual aSafe Use of Equipment Before Using the VB101 Installation Setup Procedures Creating Web Pages Using the Picture Recording Function Troubleshooting Appendix Please read this user's manual carefully before opration. Be sure to read the "aSafe Use of Equipment" section before using this equipment.

  • Page 2: Important Warnings

    No others have the same serial number as yours. If the Product is connected to a recording device (for example a VCR), Canon Inc. accepts no You should record the number and other vital information here and retain this responsibility whatsoever for any financial losses that may be incurred as a result of the loss of book as a permanent record of your purchase to aid identification in case of theft.

  • Page 3: Important Safety Instructions

    Pay they may damage the product’s finish. particular attention to plugs and the point One Canon Plaza, Lake Success, NY 11042, U.S.A. When using chemically-treated cleaning from which the cords exit the equipment. cloths, observe those precautions Tel No.

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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.

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Precautions for use ..........23 Indicates supplementary information or a reference to an operation. Precautions for Switching the VB101 On and Off ..23 Users are advised to read these memos. Connecting the Components ......24 Using a PCMCIA Card ..........

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    Example of a Web page Using the Helper Viewer ..76 This chapter contains information that you should read before Transmitting Video Images Using a using the VB101. It also describes the features of this system, the Browser Only ............77 system configuration, the hardware and software requirements, Chapter 5 Using the Picture Recording Function and the name and fonctions of the system components.

  • Page 7: Features Of The Vb101

    Web pages. By making Web page data to an optional flash memory card, the VB101 can be Up to 4 video cameras can be connected to the VB101 and up to two cameras can be selected for also used to transmit data and video images across the Web. Moreover, because the VB101 camera control.

  • Page 8: System Configuration

    Web page- just by Images from the VB101 are viewed on a special viewer. Embedding this viewer in a web page greatly expands answering Create Screen Wizard questions.

  • Page 9: Hardware And Software Requirements

    Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.01 or later required available. Only the video functions can be used. * This software must be installed beforehand. * It can be installed free of charge from the CD-ROM for the VB101, or the following Web site. URL: http://www.x-zone.canon.co.jp/WebView-E/download/dload.htm Compatible Networks •...

  • Page 10: System Components And Their Operation

    Camera VC-C4/VC-C4R, VC-C3 and VC-C1 MK II is compatible with the RCA pin-jack. To connect these cameras to a BNC When you power on the VB101, the power LED glows orange for several socket, use a third party Pin BNC conversion adapter.

  • Page 11: Chapter 2 Installation

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

  • Page 12: Package Contents

    1. VB101 main unit 2. AC Adapter PA-V16 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 13: Connecting The Components

    Connecting the Components Using a PCMCIA Card The VB101 has 2 card slots, and you can record Web page data, etc. by inserting a flash memory card into one of these slots. RS-232C cable Initial setup PC Procedure for Using Flash Memory Cards...

  • Page 14: Sample Network Configurations

    This example shows the VB101 connected to a LAN and a dial up environment. Video images images can be used by viewers in the same Ethernet segment as the VB101 and by viewers with can be used by viewers in the same Ethernet segment as the VB101, viewers who can access access to that segment.

  • Page 15: 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.

  • Page 16: Installation Workflow

    Switch the VB101 off and then on again. You should determine the IP address and password for each unit beforehand. You should then set these for each VB101 and create the web page before transporting the On some PCs you VB101 to the installation site ( Chapter 4).

  • Page 17: Checking Operation

    Checking Operation Remove the RS-232C path cable connected to the PC used When you have completed the initial setup, check that the VB101 works normally. Use the for initial setup and connect the LAN cable. sample page to simplify checking.

  • Page 18: Detail Settings

    Accessing the Settings Title Pages Settings Title Page The various settings on the VB101 are specified by using a browser to access Web pages on the The various settings on the VB101 are specified by using a browser to access Web pages on the server.

  • Page 19: Network Settings

    Basic Settings Page System Settings Page This page contains indispensable settings taken from the various settings pages for the VB101. If Use this page to set the administrator ID and password as well as the date and time. values are specified for these settings on other pages, the most recent change is valid.

  • Page 20: Network Settings Page

    If you are using Ethernet, take particular care with the IP address, subnet mask specify a gateway address if you are Turn the VB101 off before you insert a modem card. using a router on an Ethernet network. and route settings. If any of these items an error, you may be completely unable...

  • Page 21: Camera And Video Settings Page

    When Specifies the camera selected when the these cameras are connected to control VB101 starts up. port CC1 or CC2, either can be selected. Select "Not controlled" for cameras that "Baud rate of camera control port CC1/CC2"...

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    Detail Settings Detail Settings Visible Range Limitation Settings You can set the visible range by restricting the camera pan, tilt and zoom ratio (field of view angle) settings. Controllable range and Video Capture Range Restricting the Visibility Range Restrictions on the angle of pan and tilt apply not to camera movement but to the angle of the field of view.

  • Page 23: Preset Settings Page

    Video images are recorded on flash memory card. Even if the settings on this page are specified, the Picture Recording function does not perform if there is no memory card in the VB101 slot. Note The amount of data that can be recorded for a still image is less than 32 KB.

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    Detail Settings Detail Settings Picture Recording and output : triggered by external device Use this setting to operate the Picture Recording function when recording is Picture Recording triggered by External Devices performed in conjunction with an external device such as a sensor or switch. For a detailed example of actual operation, see Chapter 5, "Using the Picture Recording Function".

  • Page 25: Access Control Settings Page

    Detail Settings Access Control Settings Page From this page, you can restrict 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 clients is prohibited.

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    Detail Settings Detail Settings Differences in Access Control by Application Listing Guidelines When Users are Restricted Descriptions in the Authorized/Limited Host List are extremely complex, and errors in the settings Client Type Permissible Users can result in access being prohibited where it should be permitted. To avoid this, follow the Web browser Administrator and registered users guidelines given below with great care.

  • Page 27: Application Settings Page

    Detail Settings Detail Settings Application Settings Page Use this page to specify settings for each application. Only the application selected as the "Target Application" in the Basic Settings page is shown on this page. View-Windows is for sale in Japan only, it cannot be used in any other country. When WebView Livescope is selected WebView Livescope When VIEW-Windows 1.21 is selected...

  • Page 28: Miscellaneous Settings Page

    Detail Settings Detail Settings Miscellaneous Settings Page Use this page to specify various other settings. HTTP Server "Recipient Mail Address" "HTTP Port" Specifies the log mail recipient. Sets the TCP port number for the HTTP. Enter an integer between 1 and 65535. As "Syslog Server Host"...

  • Page 29: Administration Tools Page

    The maximum number of pictures that can be recorded is 1000. Under This chapter describes how to use the VB101 to webcast certain circumstances, the "Rebuilding of recorded picture list" and "Deletion of information.

  • Page 30: Web Pages For Video Transmission

    Web Pages for Video Transmission Web Pages for Video Transmission To transmit picture data by VB101, you create a dedicated web page. The viewers that can be used with Features of the Java Viewers the VB101 are "Java Viewer (with or without camera control function)" and "Helper Viewer", and detailed These viewers are supplied as Java applets.

  • Page 31: Features Of The Helper Viewer

    Appears in a separate window from the browser. As of Helper Viewer version 3.0 a panorama display function is provided. However, the VB101 does not support shooting or transmission of panorama Note images. Consequently, if the Panorama display button is clicked in Helper Viewer version 3.0 or later, a blank Panorama window appears.

  • Page 32: Viewing Sample Pages

    Using a Java Viewer to Transmit Video Images Ready-made video transmission sample pages are provided with the VB101. Follow the procedure below This section describes how to use the Java Viewers to provide video images. Application examples are also given.

  • Page 33: Example Of Using A Java Viewer To Create A Web Page

    Ethernet network or via PPP (modem). <param name=url value="http://192.168.100.1*/"> </applet> This function is valid when the VB101 is used jointly as both Web server and </body> camera server and cannot be used to specify IP addresses for other VB101s.

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    Using a Java Viewer to Transmit Video Images Using a Java Viewer to Transmit Video Images Using Glimpse and LiveApplet Together glimps.htm <html> This section describes how to create a Web page that allows users to use Glimpse to download <meta http-equiv="Content-Type"...

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    Using a Java Viewer to Transmit Video Images Using a Java Viewer to Transmit Video Images Providing "LiveApplet" without Camera Control Modifying the Startup and Disconnection Screens This section describes how to create a Web page that only displays live video and has no camera You can modify the image files (JPEG or GIF image files) shown in the startup and disconnection screens.

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    * "x,y" specifies the display position. When x,y = 0,0, the image is displayed in the top left corner. If "x,y" is <param name=hostname value="CANON"> omitted, the image is displayed in the center of the frame. <param name=show_hostname value="on"> <param name=comment value="VB101 site"> Specifying the Background Color <param name=show_comment value="on"> specifies whether the frame rate is displayed on the screen.

  • Page 37: Java Viewer Parameters

    Using a Java Viewer to Transmit Video Images Using a Java Viewer to Transmit Video Images 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. LiveApplet Glimpse Parameter Name...

  • Page 38: Using The Helper Viewer To Transmit Video Images

    Use a text editor or similar program to create a new text file and type the following type of code in the file: If the VB101 is used as the Web server, the settings described below are not required. (Example) 192.168.100.1 65310...

  • Page 39: Example Of A Web Page Using The Helper Viewer

    The Server Push format provided as an extended function by Netscape Communications Corp. To use the sample page template in the VB101 to supply video images, can be used to transmit multiple-frame images. However, these images can only be displayed on specify <A HREF=http://VB101-IP-address/sample/helper/default.wvh>.

  • Page 40: Chapter 5 Using The Picture Recording Function

    Specifies the camera tilt angle. t is a 1 unit, and tilt is a 0.01 unit. If this t/tilt Recording function using the VB101. This function can be used to parameter is omitted, the camera tilt angle is not controlled.

  • Page 41: Using The Still Picture Recording Function Linked To An External Device

    Photography settings specified on the "Preset" page ( P.44) shown in the figure below is connected to the terminals on the back of the VB101 at installation. Set a camera angle that shoots the open doorway as preset 1. Installation Example Photography settings specified in "External Device Input 1/2"...

  • Page 42: Using The Still Picture Recording Function With A Predetermined Schedule

    15-minute intervals by a VC-C4R camera mounted on the ceiling. The equipment Set a camera angle that shoots the animal cage as preset 1. shown in the figure below is connected to the terminals on the back of the VB101 at installation. Installation Example Photography settings specified in "Schedule 1-4"...

  • Page 43: Viewing And Transmitting Recorded Pictures

    Viewing and Transmitting Recorded Pictures Viewing and Transmitting Recorded Pictures You can search and view recorded pictures by accessing the Picture Retrieval page. You can search by trigger, If you select "Specify capture period with by camera or by time interval from your browser and view pictures as images or as a pseudo-animation. You menu", the search criteria specification can also transmit stored images directly to users so that they can search and view the images in the same way.

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

  • Page 45: Transmitting Recorded Pictures

    </APPLET> to enter the picture in the place you want to paste it. This chapter explains how to deal with problems that arise with the <APPLET CODEBASE="http://192.168.100.1*/-wvdoc-01-/SnapAnimator/" operation of the VB101 and other faults. code="SnapAnimator.class" archive="SnapAnimator.zip" width=320 height=300> <PARAM NAME=cabbase VALUE="SnapAnimator.cab">...

  • Page 46: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Before you contact your Canon dealer or service outlet, check the items listed below. If a log message is displayed, refer to the log message list for the log details and the appropriate response. The VB101 does not start up. The Power lamp does not light.

  • Page 47: Log Messages

    VW indicates a VIEW-Windows client. Normally, the same message is displayed several times.) Camera control port (CC1|CC2) Explanation The camera control port cannot be opened. Response If rebooting does not recover this problem, there is a malfunction. Contact an authorized Canon service representative.

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    Log Messages Log Messages A016 Amount of transmitted video data (info) A025 Picture recording processing error (warning) %1@%2 %3 frames/%4 bytes in %5 seconds picture recording failed: %1 Message Message Client type (LS/D|LS/H|VW/D) busy|index broken|index full|no video data|no storage device|I/O error Client host IP address This shows the details of an error during picture recording.

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    Log Messages Log Messages A033 Invalid file detected during picture index restoration (info) P003 Memory card error (warning) broken file detected: %1 AUTOMNT: cannot mount %1 on %2 Message Message File name Device name Mount point Explanation A file was detected during picture index restoration that is not a recorded picture. Delete any invalid files.

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    The file system may be corrupted or it may not be formatted as a FAT file system. S003 Ethernet default route registration failed (err) 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. eci: default route can't add Message Registration of the default Ethernet route failed.

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    The remote firmware upgrade process has been completed. Response 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. S020 File system checking ended abnormally (err)

  • Page 52: Appendix

    Appendix...

  • Page 53: Specifications

    (W x D x H) or connected condition. The output terminals use optocouplers and are separate from the internal Dimensions (excluding attachments) circuit in the VB101. Loads connected to the output terminals should be within the following Main unit Weight 1.3kg...

  • Page 54: Using The Enclosed Software

    Refer to the previous pages for the factory default settings. When you click the [Cancel] button after switching the VB101 back on, the power LED remains lit orange. At this point, the VB101 software has not started up. If you do not Note need to change the settings, switch the VB101 to off and then on again and check that Do not turn the VB101 off until the completion window appears.

  • Page 55: Using The Administrator Viewer

    Enter the IP address, video and camera control ports, user names and passwords. The Administrator Viewer has a panorama display function. However, the VB101 does not support shooting or transmission of Panorama images. Con- sequently, if the Panorama display button is clicked, a blank Panorama window appears.

  • Page 56: Factory Default Setting

    Item Setting Item setting 1 ( (y) (m) (d)) Item setting 2 ( (y) (m) (d)) Administrator ID root Preset None Administrator password VB101 Image recording Settings page path admin Access Authorization None Device name None Application settings WebView Livescope...

  • Page 57: Index

    Using flash memory cards ......25 Detailed settings ........34 Precautions for switching Using PCMCIA cards ........ 25 the VB101 On and Off ......23 Using the helper viewer to transmit ... 74 <J> Preset settings page ......... 44 <E>...

  • Page 58

    Index <V> Video capture size ........40 video images ..........74 Video quality ..........40 Viewer module types ......... 14 Viewers ............. 14 Viewing recorded pictures ......84 VIEW-Windows ......16,34,36,53 Visible range limitation settings ....42 <W> Web pages ..........58 Web pages for transmitting data ....

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    CANON INC. 30-2. Shimomaruko 3-chome, Ohta-ku, Tokyo 146-8501. Japan U.S.A. CANON U.S.A., INC. NEW YORK OFFICE One Canon Plaza, Lake Success, NY 11042. U.S.A. phone: 516-328-5960 CANON U.S.A., INC. LOS ANGELES OFFIE 15955 Alton Parkway, Irvine, CA 92718-3616. U.S.A. phone: 714-753-4320 CANADA CANON CANADA, INC.

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