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V.NETWORKS
Model
INSTRUCTIONS
VN-C10
For Customer Use:
Enter below the Serial No. which is
located on the body. Retain this
information for future reference.
Model No.
VN-C10
Serial No.
LWT0095-001A

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  • Page 1 V.NETWORKS Model INSTRUCTIONS VN-C10 For Customer Use: Enter below the Serial No. which is located on the body. Retain this information for future reference. Model No. VN-C10 Serial No. LWT0095-001A...
  • Page 2: 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: Safety Precautions

    Information for USA This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Changes or modifications not approved by JVC could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment. This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    2-1 Installing the Software ... 19 2-2 Setting the PC’s IP Address for Windows XP ... 20 2-3 Setting the IP Address for VN-C10 with V.Networks 2-4 Other Settings with V.Networks Setup Tool ... 26 2-5 Registering the Connected Camera with V.Networks Controller ... 42 Step 3 Adjusting the Camera 3-1 Back-focus Adjustment ...
  • Page 5 3 View Settings ... 69 4 Alarm Settings ... 70 5 FTP Settings ... 71 6-5 Viewing Still Images ... 73 6-6 Viewing Moving Images ... 74 6-7 VN-C10 Image Link ... 75 Troubleshooting ... 76 Others Specifications ... 77 External Dimensions ... 77...
  • Page 6: Features

    ☞ Pages or items to refer to. ❈ In no case, shall JVC be held liable for any loss or damage to the customer or for any claim from any third party arising from using this software. For the purpose of improving the product, the software specifications are subject to change without prior notice.
  • Page 7: Required Operating Environment

    If the OS specifications of the PC to be used are higher, they precede those described above. Upgrading the Application For information on upgrading the application, visit the following website. http://www.jvc-victor.co.jp/english/pro/vnetworks/index-e.html : Windows 2000 (Service Pack 1 or higher) Windows XP Home Edition...
  • Page 8: Operating Precautions

    Introduction Operating Precautions ● VN-C10 is designed for indoor use. For outdoor use, prepare a proper housing to cover and protect the camera. ● The product should not be installed or used in the following locations. • Locations subject to rain or water.
  • Page 9: Controls, Connectors And Indicators

    Controls, Connectors and Indicators (Front, top and side views) Lens mount The mount for attaching a lens. Either a C- mount or a CS-mount lens can be used. Back-focus adjustment ring The ring for adjusting back-focus and chang- ing the mount method. For adjusting back-fo- cus or changing the mount method, loosen the back-focus locking screw (3) by turning it counterclockwise and, after the operation, fix...
  • Page 10 For the internal cooling fan. Install the cam- era in a way that does not cover the opening. [RESET] button Press this button to reset VN-C10. If this but- ton is held down for 2 seconds or longer, the values set with [V.Networks Setup Tool] re- turn to those set at the factory, and VN-C10 restarts.
  • Page 11: Preparations

    Preparations Connection Examples LAN Connection VN-C10 MAC address BF LOCK VN-C10 MAC address BF LOCK Network Connection VN-C10 MAC address BF LOCK VN-C10 MAC address BF LOCK FTP Server Peer-to-Peer Connection VN-C10 MAC address BF LOCK Images are automatically updated at a regular interval.
  • Page 12: Preparation Procedure

    Step 2 Setting the Network Install the software [V.Networks Controller], and set the network for the PC and VN-C10. Also perform the setting with [V.Networks Setup Tool] and regis- tration of the connected camera with [V.Networks Controller]. ❈ If multiple PCs are in use, first turn on the power for one PC and proceed to 2-4 Other Settings with V.Networks Setup Tool.
  • Page 13: Attaching A Lens

    IRIS Before attaching a lens, check the mount method of the lens. VN-C10 is set for CS-mount at the factory. For attaching a C-mount lens, loosen the back- focus locking screw using a screwdriver and turn the back-focus adjustment ring to change the mount method accordingly with a finger or a pointed tool like a screwdriver.
  • Page 14: Connecting The Power Cord

    For a system with multiple VN-C10s In a system where more than one VN-C10 are used, turn on the power for a VN-C10 first and proceed the setting to 2-4 Other Settings with V.Networks Setup Tool. Only then turn on the power for a second one and go on to 2-4.
  • Page 15: Connecting A Lan Cable

    1-3 Connecting a LAN Cable Connect the camera to a hub or a PC by using a LAN cable. PUSH POWER 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX For USA Note For 100 BASE-TX, use a CAT-5 cable. • For hub connection Use a straight cable. 1 OUT COM •...
  • Page 16: Connecting The Alarm I/O Terminals

    PUSH POWER For USA Push Alarm Input Terminal This terminal is for connecting with a sensor, infrared, door or metallic, or a manual switch. VN-C10 DC3.3V Terminal 1 or 2 0.6mA 3.3V Grounding terminal (Alarm input equivalent circuit) Press the buttons for connecting or disconnect- 1 OUT COM ing cables as shown on the left.
  • Page 17: Alarm Output Terminal

    (The duration is set with [V.Networks Setup Tool.]) Annunciator Connection Example 2 Caution 12 V Connect the VN-C10 grounding terminal to the one of the annunciator. Buzzer, lamp, LED etc. Annunciator Connection Example 3 12 V Buzzer, lamp, LED etc.
  • Page 18: Installing The Camera

    Preparations (Step 1 Connection and Installation) 1-5 Installing the Camera Fall-Preventive wire For attaching the camera to a fixer or a rotating platform, use the screw hole of the mounting bracket. Camera mounting screw hole Camera-mounting bracket Fall-preventive holes Screws for the bracket [x 2: M2.6 x 6 mm] Securing wire 4 mm...
  • Page 19: Installing The Software

    Windows [Start] menu. Installing DirectX 8.1 and Codec [DirectX 8.1] and ISO MPEG4 Codec are required for viewing MPEG4 images with VN-C10. If the version currently installed in the PC is older, install the version 8.1 by following the procedure below.
  • Page 20: Setting The Pc's Ip Address For Windows Xp

    2-2 [Setting the PC’s IP Address]. Click • Right-click [My Network] and select [Properties]. Select the network connected to the PC by which VN-C10 is operated. • Right-click to select [Properties]. Ensure that [Client for Microsoft Networks] is selected...
  • Page 21 2-2 Setting the PC’s IP Address for Windows XP (continued) Select [Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)] and click [Properties]. Select [Use the following IP address] to set [IP Address] and [Subnet Mask] and then click Click in [Local Area Connection Properties]. Select [Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)]. Click [Properties].
  • Page 22: Setting The Pc's Ip Address For Windows 2000

    Preparations (Step 2 Setting the Network) 2-2 Setting the PC’s IP Address for Windows 2000 After attaching the camera, proceed to set the IP address of the PC by which the camera is operated. With Windows 2000, follow the procedure below to set the IP address. Click Select [Settings] and click [Control Panel].
  • Page 23 2-2 Setting the PC’s IP Address for Windows 2000 (continued) Click [IP Address] in [TCP/IP properties]. Click Select [Use the following IP Address]. Set the IP address to “192.168.0.3.” Set [Subnet mask] to an appropriate value according to the operating environment. Ask the network administrator if necessary.
  • Page 24: Setting The Ip Address For Vn-C10 With V.networks Setup Tool

    (With this [V.Networks Setup tool] only VN-C10, not other models, can be connected.) Caution ● After the power for VN-C10 is turned on, there will be about 20 seconds until VN-C10 be- comes ready to be connected with the PC. This is not a defect.
  • Page 25 Start up [V.Networks Controller]. ( Note In a system where more than one VN-C10 are used, turn on the power for a VN-C10 first and proceed the setting to 2-4 Other Settings with V.Networks Setup Tool. Only then turn on the power for a second one and go on to 2-4.
  • Page 26: Other Settings With V.networks Setup Tool

    Preparations (Step 2 Setting the Network) 2-4 Other Settings with V.Networks Setup Tool Set passwords, alarm, motion detection etc. by using the installed [V.Networks Setup Tool]. Select [Start], [Programs], [V.NETWORKS] and then [V.Networks Setup Tool]. ☞Page 28 ☞Page 30 ☞Page 36 Refer to the relevant pages ( ☞Page 27 ☞Page 38...
  • Page 27: Password Setting

    ● For a password-protected VN-C10, the password request screen appears. ● VN-C10 cannot be set up unless the correct administrator password is entered. ● The security level is highest for the administrator and lowest for the user. If password is set only for lower security level(s), password protection is not effective.
  • Page 28: Alarm Setting

    Preparations (Step 2 Setting the Network) 2-4 Other Settings with V.Networks Setup Tool [2. Alarm Setting] This section describes alarm setting. Alarm input is activated in the following cases. • Input signals are received from an input terminal located on the rear panel of the camera, [ALARM INPUT 1] or [ALARM INPUT 2].
  • Page 29 2-4 Other Settings with V.Networks Setup Tool [2. Alarm Setting] (continued) Alarm 1 Select [ON] to convert signals input to the [ALARM INPUT 1] terminal to [Alarm 1] sig- nals. If [Alarm Output] is selected, alarm signals are sent to the [ALARM OUTPUT] terminal ac- cording to the output port setting.
  • Page 30: Motion Detection Setting

    2-4 Other Settings with V.Networks Setup Tool [3. Motion Detection Setting] This section describes the setting of the motion detection function which enables VN-C10 to trigger an alarm when motion is detected in a specified area. Motion is monitored while being compared to the reference image.
  • Page 31 2-4 Other Settings with V.Networks Setup Tool [3. Motion Detection Setting] (continued) Press [Detail] to display [Motion Detection Setting]. V.Networks General Setting Refresh Interval The reference image on which motion detec- tion is based is refreshed at a regular inter- val.
  • Page 32: Recording Setting

    • When an alarm is activated, image recording can be carried out in one of the following two ways. One way, local recording, saves images to the VN-C10 memory, and the other records images with [V.Networks Controller] and saves them to the PC hard disc drive, etc. ( Start up [V.Networks Setup Tool] and select [Recording].
  • Page 33 Saving images of local recording to the PC As local recording images are saved to the VN-C10 volatile memory, the images are deleted if the power is turned off.
  • Page 34: Ftp Client Setting

    Preparations (Step 2 Setting the Network) 2-4 Other Settings with V.Networks Setup Tool [5. FTP Client Setting] VN-C10 is equipped with an FTP client function which regularly uploads still images to an existing FTP server, thus enabling simultaneous image monitoring at many places and by many people.
  • Page 35 Specify a recovery action when an error occurred for TCP connection or FTP verification of VN-C10. Retry forever : Recovery attempt is repeated until the power for VN-C10 is turned off. ❈min. Retry : Recovery attempt is repeated specified period (❈)1 to 600 minutes.
  • Page 36: Multicast

    ● A multicast address can be set from 225.0.0.0 through 239.255.255.255. Do not set the same multicast address for different devices on the same system. ● To view VN-C10 images in the multicast mode through a router, an operating environment or a router setting is required as follows: 1 The router supports IGMP Ver.
  • Page 37 2-4 Other Settings with V.Networks Setup Tool [6. Multicast] (continued) VN-C10 multicast addresses on the network can be searched. Start up [V.Networks Setup Tool]. Select [Search]. The [V.Networks Search] screen is displayed. The [Multi Address Search] screen is displayed. The search result is displayed.
  • Page 38: Compression Format

    For smoother display of images, set a larger value. Set the bit rate for MPEG4 (64 to 2048). For a better image quality, set a larger value. Check the free memory space. The memory capacity of VN-C10 is 8000 kB.
  • Page 39: Web

    2-4 Other Settings with V.Networks Setup Tool [9. Web] An HTML file can be set as the default page of the web browser. Start up [V.Networks Setup Tool] and select [Web]. Caution ● It is possible to enhance the level of security by changing the default port number (80) of VN- C10 HTTP server (1 through 65535).
  • Page 40: Ftp Server

    “http://192.168.0.2/user/aaa.html” with a Web browser. (“192.168.0.2” denotes the VN-C10 IP address when “aaa.html” is refered to.) ● Folders cannot be created in the VN-C10 FTP server. Only uploading, deleting and renam- ing of files are possible. Select whether to enable or disable the FTP server func-...
  • Page 41: Time Setting

    2-4 Other Settings with V.Networks Setup Tool [11. Time Setting] This section describes how to set the standard time for VN-C10. NTP can be used for this function. Start up [V.Networks Setup Tool] and select [Time]. There are two ways to set the time, with or without NTP.
  • Page 42: Registering The Connected Camera With V.networks Controller

    [V.Networks Controller]. [New] is displayed. Note For connecting VN-C10 with the factory settings, either one of the environments described below is required. • Environment where no DHCP server exists. • Environment where a DHCP server, which clearly defines the IP address and MAC address allotted to VN-C10, exists.
  • Page 43: Back-Focus Adjustment

    Preparations (Step 3 Adjusting the Camera) 3-1 Back-focus Adjustment At the factory, back-focus is set at the point for the widest range of use for CS-mount. However, it is necessary to readjust back focus if a zoom or C-mount lens is used or if focus cannot be attained using the focus ring of the lens. To adjust, follow the procedures described below.
  • Page 44: Operations Step 4 Setting With V.networks Controller

    In the pull down menu, select the camera to connect. Caution After the power for VN-C10 is turned on, there will be about 20 seconds until VN-C10 becomes ready to be con- nected with the PC. This is not a de- fect.
  • Page 45: Controller)

    4-2 Function Settings with V.Networks Controller With [V.Networks Controller], settings for image size, alarm etc. can be performed. 1 2 3 4 File : Creates a new file if the camera is con- nected for the first time. Delete : Deletes a file. Motion Detect Standby : For selecting the camera for which...
  • Page 46: Motion Detection Standby

    Operations (Step 4 Setting with V.Networks Controller) 4-3 Motion Detection Standby With [V.Networks Controller] running, automatic connection will be activated upon reception of motion detection alert from VN-C10. Select [File] and then [Motion Detect Standby]. Select the camera. Click Select the camera for which you wish to enable the motion detection function.
  • Page 47: Image Size And Inversion

    4-4 Image Size and Inversion With [V.Networks Controller], it is possible to set the size of the moving image window and invert the image. Select [View]. Select an image size and whether or not to invert the image. Note Note With MPEG4, the following settings are not available.
  • Page 48: Setting The Image Quality

    Operations (Step 4 Setting with V.Networks Controller) 4-5 Setting the Image Quality With [V.Networks Controller], settings for image quality such as the image compression rate, white balance, etc., can be done. Select [Setting] and [Quality]. Change the set values. (For functional description, Click ☞...
  • Page 49 Only for a manual iris lens. : Back light compensation. When there is a bright light source in the background of the object, VN-C10 adjusts the weighted zone. Photo-metering Area Photo-metering Area Note ● AES cannot be turned on when AGC is set to [OFF].
  • Page 50: Frame Rate

    Frame rate for local recording cannot be set with [V.Networks Controller]. It is only possible with [V.Networks Setup Tool]. ( Sets the maximum number of images per minute that are sent from VN-C10. This value is set to “15” at the factory. ☞...
  • Page 51: Alarm Setting

    4-7 Alarm Setting With [V.Networks Controller], it is possible to set the action to be taken upon reception of an alarm signal. Select [Setting] and [Alarm Setting]. Change the set values. (For functional description, Settings are performed for [Motion Detection Alarm], [Alarm 1], [Alarm 2] and [Relay Alarm]. (With [Relay Alarm] selected, 1 and 2 cannot be set.) When the settings are complete, click ☞...
  • Page 52 Operations (Step 4 Setting with V.Networks Controller) 4-7 Alarm Setting (continued) Message When an alarm is received, the message entered into the text box is displayed. The maximum number of characters that can be entered is 100. Recording When an alarm is received, recording starts. Non-Stop : Recording continues until the Stop button is pressed.
  • Page 53: Time Stamp

    4-8 Time Stamp With [V.Networks Controller], the [Time Stamp] function can be set. This function displays the date and time on the camera images, and the date and time are recorded. Select [Setting] and [Time Stamp]. Proceed with the setting. Note •...
  • Page 54: Changing The Registered Information

    Operations (Step 5 Operations with V.Networks Controller) 4-9 Changing the Registered Information With [V.Networks Controller], registered information on camera connection etc. can be changed. Select [Setting] and [Property]. Proceed with the setting. When complete, click Caution Information cannot be changed for a connected camera. Change the camera.
  • Page 55: Step 5 Operations With V.networks Controller

    [V.Networks Controller] can be used to select the camera, record and playback the camera images etc. (The Controller screens are identical with those for other V.Networks models. Certain functions are not available for VN-C10.) 2 3 4 5 Camera Displays the name of the connected camera.
  • Page 56: Record/Stop

    Operations (Step 5 Operations with V.Networks Controller) 5-2 Record/Stop [V.Networks Controller] can be used to save camera images to a file. Click the [REC] button. Connected camera (Files are saved under this name) Recording format [Record] display Click the [STOP] button. Recording stops.
  • Page 57: Playback

    5-3 Playback For playback, select the file saved with the record function of [V.Network Controller]. The playback function cannot be effective while moving images are displayed. Click the [PLAY] button. [PLAY] button Select the file you wish to replay from [Playback File] and click recording file, click [Refer to Local Rec.].
  • Page 58 Operations (Step 5 Operations with V.Networks Controller) 5-3 Playback (continued) Click [Playback] is displayed. [Stop] button [Pause] button [Play] button Slidebar • Moves toward the right as the playback time progresses. • Can be dragged with the mouse.
  • Page 59: Other Instructions On Record And Playback

    5-4 Other Instructions on Record and Playback Record/Playback time • Do not record or play a file that exceeds 2 GB with [V.Networks Controller]. With Windows applications, data in excess of 2 GB cannot be randomly accessed. Approximate recording time for 2 GB JPEG data (at 5 frames per second) Image size Data size per image 160 x 120...
  • Page 60: Snapshot

    Note Other viewer software • Still-image files saved with VN-C10 can be viewed with general viewer software. However, images inverted by VN-C10 will not be displayed as such. Also, image color may also be different. Note Snapshots are saved as JPEG files in the JPEG mode and as BMP files in the MPEG mode.
  • Page 61: Operations Step 6 Operations With A Web Browser

    LAN Environment • VN-C10 can work as a web server that uses HTTP. Access linkage using a host name is pos- sible if the environment supports DNS (Domain Name System). • A direct connection of VN-C10 to a PC is possible using a cross-over cable. (Though rare, certain LAN boards do not allow the use of a cross-over cable.
  • Page 62: Access Authorization

    • It is recommended that you register the URL (Uniform Resource Locator). • For speedy display of the VN-C10 web pages on your web browser, it is recommended that you register the URL information during the access test using the set IP address or DNS host name.
  • Page 63: Starting Up The Web Browser

    6-3 Starting Up the Web Browser Start up the web browser. Specify the factory-set web page address of VN-C10. (With the factory-set IP address entered, the web browser displays the VN-C10 top page.) Note If a proxy server is set for accessing the Internet, there are cases in which the IP address cannot be directly specified.
  • Page 64: Settings With A Web Browser

    Operations (Step 6 Operations with a Web Browser) 6-4 Settings with a Web Browser IP address, image quality, alarm, FTP, etc. can be set with a Web browser. Top page The setting page is displayed. Click [Settings]. Hyperlink to the Home page.
  • Page 65: Other Settings

    6-4 Settings with a Web Browser (1. Other Settings) Other Settings: http://******/config-e.html (****** represents the URL of VN-C10.) The settings can be changed in the [Other] screen. (They can also be changed with [V.Networks Setup Tool] .) Click [Apply] to update the settings.
  • Page 66 The FTP server name is fixed to [Administrator]. Use the administrater password. The VN-C10 top page is specified as the default page. If this func- tion is enabled, the specified html file is used as the default page. The default page is the one displayed when only IP address is speci- fied.
  • Page 67 IP address, etc. The previous, factory-set, IP ad- dress is no longer in effect, and connection to VN-C10 will be cut off. If there is no keystroke or mouse movement to the Web browser for a while, a message saying that connection cannot be established appears.
  • Page 68: Image Settings

    Only for a manual iris lens. : Back light compensation. When there is a bright light source in the background of the object, VN-C10 adjusts the weighted zone. : Normal factory set speed. : This reduces image flickers due to fluorescent lighting in areas where the commercial power frequency is 50 Hz.
  • Page 69: View Settings

    Image size Select one from the 3 image sizes, “640x480,” “320x240” or “160x120.” JPEG frame rate Select the maximum number of frames to be transmitted from VN-C10 per second. Caution • The actual number of frames transmitted and displayed per second is dependent on factors such as PC performance, Web browser or LAN environment, etc.
  • Page 70: Alarm Settings

    6-4 Settings with a Web Browser (4. Alarm Settings) Alarm Setting Window: http://******/alarm-e.html (****** represents the URL of VN-C10.) This section describes the setting of actions of VN-C10 when an alarm signal has been received. Item Alarm In Alarm 1 and 2...
  • Page 71: Ftp Settings

    Note • FTP Client Funciton This is a function that regularly uploads VN-C10 still images to the existing FTP server. With this function, it is possible to distribute images from the server, thus greatly increasing the number of clients, which receive them.
  • Page 72 Specify the action to be taken when an error with TCP con- nection or FTP verification has occurred. Error recovery is attempted until the power to VN-C10 is dis- connected. Error recovery is attempted for a specified period of time (1 to 600 minutes).
  • Page 73: Viewing Still Images

    6-5 Viewing Still Images Still Image Page: http://******/still-e.html (*******represents the URL of VN-C10.) This page displays only still images. The initial image is the one taken in by the camera at the moment browsing starts. To update the image, press [Refresh] or [Reload] depending on the Web browser and to save the displayed image, select [Save As].
  • Page 74: Viewing Moving Images

    Operations (Step 6 Operations with a Web Browser) 6-6 Viewing Moving Images Moving Image Page: http://******/java-e.html (****** represents the URL of VN-C10.) This page displays only moving images. The images taken in by the camera are updated automati- cally and displayed as moving images.
  • Page 75: Vn-C10 Image Link

    6-7 VN-C10 Image Link VN-C10 output images can be pasted onto separately created web pages – Images (still and moving) captured with VN-C10 can be incorporated and displayed on a user- created web page. Note Images cannot be displayed when VN-C10 is in the MPEG4 mode.
  • Page 76: Others

    • With High Color (16 bits) or lower, display of natural color tones is difficult to achieve. • In the case that VN-C10 is connected to multiple PCs, VN- C10 assumes the settings of the PC that was last oper- ated.
  • Page 77: Specifications

    Others Specifications LAN standard Communication protocol Image pickup device Available pixels Video S/N ratio Minimum required illumination Image compression Output image format Lens mount Alarm input Alarm output Network interfaces Internal memory Power supply voltage Power consumption Operating temperature Mass External Dimensions (Unit: mm) ●...
  • Page 78 ® 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. © 2003 VICTOR COMPANY OF JAPAN, LIMITED VICTOR COMPANY OF JAPAN, LIMITED Printed in Japan LWT0095-001A...

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