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AXIS 210/211 Network Camera
User's Manual



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  • Page 1 AXIS 210/211 Network Camera User’s Manual...
  • Page 2 Search by product, category, or phrases the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to • report problems to Axis support by logging in to your private correct the interference by one or more of the following support area measures: Re-orient or relocate the receiving antenna.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    The AXIS Internet Dynamic DNS Service ....... . . 11...
  • Page 4 AXIS 210/211 Ports & Devices............36 LED Settings .
  • Page 5: Product Features

    AXIS 210/211 - Product Features Product Features The AXIS 210 and the AXIS 211 are part of the new generation of fully featured Axis Network Cameras, both being based on the AXIS ARTPEC-2 compression chip. The cameras’ images are made available on the network as real-time, full frame rate Motion JPEG streams.
  • Page 6: Axis 211 - Extra Features

    Tele/wide and focus are adjusted manually with the aid of the pullers mounted on the lens. Important! To use the AXIS 211 outdoors it must be installed in an approved outdoor enclosure. For more informa- tion on enclosures, please visit Power over Ethernet (PoE) Supporting PoE network transformers conforming to IEEE 802.3af, the AXIS 211 can be...
  • Page 7: Overview

    1 transistor output, 1 digital input and an auxiliary connection point for DC power. For more information, see The I/O Terminal Block, on page 43. Network Connector - The AXIS 210/211 connects to the network via a standard RJ45 connector. Supporting NWAY, the AXIS 210/211 detects the speed of the local network segment (10BaseT/100BaseTX Ethernet).
  • Page 8: Led Indicators

    AXIS 210/211 - Product Features LED Indicators After completion of the startup and self test routines, the multi-colored Network, Status, and Power LED indicators flash as follows: Network Amber Steady for connection to 10 Mbit/s network. Flashes for network activity.
  • Page 9: Before Installation

    Important! The AXIS 210 is designed for indoor use only, and must always be positioned where it is not exposed to direct sunlight or strong halogen light, which can cause permanent damage to the camera’s image sen- sor.
  • Page 10: Select Your Installation Method

    12. • If the above methods cannot be used, you will need to assign an IP address manually, using either the AXIS IP Utility, (see page 12) or the ARP/Ping method, as described on page 13. • If you are using e.g. a home broadband router, you may find it convenient to view the router’s administration pages to discover which IP address has been assigned to your AXIS...
  • Page 11: One-Click Installation

    • To remove the DNS name and unregister from the Axis Internet Dynamic DNS Service, open the Setup pages in the AXIS 210, click System Options > Network > TCP/IP, click the Settings button for the AXIS Internet Dynamic DNS Service and finally, click the Remove button.
  • Page 12: Upnp

    AXIS IP Utility AXIS IP Utility is a free Windows application that installs the AXIS 210 to your local network using a static IP address. AXIS IP Utility is available on the CD supplied with this package, or from 1.
  • Page 13: Manual Installation With Arp/Ping

    After installation, the One-click installation method can be used to obtain a DNS name for the AXIS 210/211. Manual Installation with ARP/Ping 1. Acquire an unused IP address for the AXIS 210/211. This IP address must be on the same subnet as your computer. 2. Locate the serial number (S/N) on the camera’s underside label.
  • Page 14: Accessing The Camera

    AXIS Media control (AMC) to be installed on your workstation. If your workstation restricts the use of additional software components, the AXIS 210/211 can be configured to use a Java applet for updating images. Please see the online help for more information.
  • Page 15: Setting The Password

    Focusing To focus the AXIS 210, simply turn the adjustment ring on the lens until the focus is satisfactory. To focus the AXIS 211, follow the instructions below. 1. From the Basic Configuration page in the setup tools, open the Focus adjustment page.
  • Page 16: The Live View Page

    AMC viewer toolbar is not available. The AMC viewer toolbar (AXIS Media Control) is available in Microsoft Internet Explorer only. It displays the following buttons: The Play/Stop buttons start and stop the live video stream.
  • Page 17: Accessing The Axis 210/211 From The Internet

    Accessing the AXIS 210/211 from the Internet Once installed, your AXIS 210 is accessible on your local network (LAN). To access the camera from the Internet you must configure your broadband router to allow incoming data traffic. For security reasons this is usually done on a specific port.
  • Page 18: Configuration

    AXIS 210/211 - Configuration Configuration This section describes how to configure the AXIS 210/211, 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, Live View Config and Event Configuration.
  • Page 19: Overview Of The Setup Tools

    Customize the Live View page, by adding custom links, manual trigger buttons and manual output control but- tons. Default Viewer: set your preferred method of viewing moving images. HTML Examples Add live video from your AXIS 210/211 Network Camera to your own web site, or to an HTML page on your local hard disk. External Video Display live video from an external source, i.e.
  • Page 20 UPnP The AXIS 210/211 includes support for UPnP. Enable UPnP and enter a user-friendly name for the camera. Note that UPnP is enabled by default. Ports and Devices I/O Ports Configure the camera's input and output.
  • Page 21: Using The Setup Tools

    AXIS 210/211 - Configuration Using the Setup Tools The following descriptions offer examples of the features available in the AXIS 210/211. For details of each setting, please refer to the online help available from the setup tools. Click to access the online help.
  • Page 22: Overlay Settings

    Follow these instructions to upload and use an overlay image: 1. To upload the file (a logo or image) to the AXIS 210/211, click the Browse button and locate it on your computer or server. 2. Click the Upload button and follow the on-screen instructions.
  • Page 23 Overlay image limitations: • The maximum overlay image size supported by the AXIS 210/211 is 640x480, even when using a lower resolution. The overlay is automatically rescaled along with the image. See also the Technical Specifications, on page 46. •...
  • Page 24: Live View Config

    AXIS 210/211 - Configuration Live View Config The features on the AXIS 210/211 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 > Live View Config > Layout. Click the radio button Use custom settings and click Configure.
  • Page 25 • To use your uploaded file, check the Own radio button and select the file from the drop-down list. • To use a file located somewhere other than in the AXIS 210/211, click the External radio button and enter the URL.
  • Page 26 HTML Examples You can add live video from the AXIS 210/211 to your own web site. The camera can send a Motion-JPEG stream to up to 20 simultaneous connections, although an administrator can restrict this to fewer.
  • Page 27 AXIS 210/211 - Configuration 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.
  • Page 28: Event Configuration

    AXIS 210/211 - Event Configuration Event Configuration An event in the AXIS 210/211 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. A common event type is when the camera uploads images when an alarm occurs.
  • Page 29: Configuring Event Types

    7. Click OK to save the Event in the Event Types list. Please see the online help for descriptions of each available option. Note: Up to 10 event types can be configured in the AXIS 210/211, and up to 3 of these can be configured to upload images.
  • Page 30 AXIS 210/211 - 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 31: Motion Detection

    AXIS 210/211 - Event Configuration Motion Detection The motion detection feature is used to generate an alarm whenever movement occurs (or stops) in the image. A total of 10 Include and/or Exclude windows can be configured. • Included windows target specific areas within the whole image •...
  • Page 32: Port Status

    Port Status Under Event Configuration > Port Status there is a list showing the status for the AXIS 210/211’s input and output. This is for the benefit of Operators, who have no access to the System Options section. Example: If the Normal state for a doorbell push button connected to an input is set to Open circuit - as long as the button is not pushed, the state is inactive.
  • Page 33: System Options

    Several IP addresses/host names can be defined and are separated by semicolons(;) Note: When you are restricting referrals, but also wish to allow normal viewing of the Live View page, the AXIS 210/211’s IP address or host name must also be added to the list of allowed referrers.
  • Page 34: Network - Tcp/Ip Settings

    IP address change (under Services) to receive notification when- ever the IP address for the camera changes. Alternatively, if your DHCP server can update a DNS server, you can access the AXIS 210/211 by a host name, which is always the same, regardless of the IP address.
  • Page 35 DNS servers - enter the IP addresses of the primary and secondary DNS servers. Host Name Configuration The AXIS 210/211 can be accessed using a host name instead of an IP address. The host name is usually the same as the assigned DNS Name. It is always the first part of a Fully Qualified Domain Name and is always one word, with no period.
  • Page 36: Socks

    SOCKS SOCKS is a network proxy protocol. The AXIS 210/211 can be configured to use a SOCKS server to reach networks on the other side of a firewall/proxy server. This functionality is useful if the camera is located on a local network behind a firewall, but notifications, uploads, alarms, etc., need to be sent to a destination outside the local network (e.g.
  • Page 37: Restart/Restore

    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...
  • Page 38: Axi/

    Resetting to the Factory Default Settings To reset the AXIS 210/211 to the original factory default settings, go to the System Options > Maintenance web page (as described in Maintenance, on page 37) or use the...
  • Page 39: Troubleshooting

    Firmware is software that determines the functionality of the AXIS 210/211. 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 40: Emergency Recovery Procedure

    2. If the unit does not reply within a few seconds, restart it and wait for a reply. Press CTRL+C to stop Ping. 3. Open a browser and type in the AXIS 210/211’s IP address. In the page that appears, use the Browse button to select the upgrade file to use, e.g. axis210.bin or axis211.bin.
  • Page 41 In this case, check all cabling and reinstall the unit. Possible IP address conflict with The static IP address in the AXIS 210/211 is used before the DHCP server sets a a dynamic another device on the same subnet.
  • Page 42 Installation of additional ActiveX com- Configure your AXIS 210/211 to use a Java applet for updating the images under ponent restricted or prohibited Live View Config > Layout > Default Viewer for Internet Explorer. See the online help for more information.
  • Page 43: The I/O Terminal Block

    If the unit is powered via this pin, a fuse should be used (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 is powered by PoE.
  • Page 44 AXIS 210/211 - The I/O Terminal Block Connect input/output devices to the terminal block 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 45: Technical Specifications

    Light sensitivity AXIS 211: 0.75 - 500 000 Lux. Video Resolutions 640x480, 480x360, 320x240, 240x180, 160x120 Note that further resolutions may be available via the AXIS HTTP API. For more information, please see Lens (AXIS 210) Standard CS mount lens. F2.0.
  • Page 46 AXIS 210/211 - Technical Specifications Item Specification Power over Ethernet Supports PoE according to IEEE 802.3af, Power Class 0 (0.44 to 12.95W). (AXIS 211 only) Connection via RJ-45 network socket. Metrics - AXIS 210 Height: 3.8 cm (1.45”) Weight: 0.23 kg (0.5 lb).
  • Page 47: Glossary Of Terms

    IP-address for your product. two devices. ARTPEC - Axis Real Time Picture Encoder - used for image Ping - A small utility used for sending data packets to compression. network resources to check that they are working and that CGI - Common Gateway Interface.
  • Page 48 AXIS 210 - Glossary WAN - Wide-Area-Network. Similar to a LAN, but on a larger geographical scale. Web server - A program on a computer (server) providing the resources (e.g. web pages) requested by the user (client).
  • Page 49: Index

    Alarm 18, 27, 30, 40 Generic HTTP 41 AMC 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 48 Generic TCP/IP 41 ARP and Ping 11, 12 AXIS Internet Dynamic DNS Service 13 AXIS IP Utility 10 Host Name 35 HTML Examples 18, 25 HTTP API 24...
  • Page 50 AXIS 210 - Index NTP Server 33 Serial Number 8 Services 34 Setup Tools 17 SMTP 19 Operator 32 Snapshot 15 Output Buttons 15, 25 SOCKS 19 Overlay Image 18, 22 Source 15 Overlay Settings 21 Support 37 Own Home Page 24...

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