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BOX TYPE NETWORK CAMERA
VN-C20
For Customer Use:
Enter below the Serial No. which is located
on the body.
Retain this information for future reference.
Model No.
VN-C20
Serial No.
INSTRUCTIONS
Thank you for purchasing this JVC product.
Before operating this unit, please read the
instructions carefully to ensure the best
possible performance.
LST0329-001A

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  • Page 1 Enter below the Serial No. which is located on the body. Retain this information for future reference. Model No. VN-C20 Serial No. INSTRUCTIONS Thank you for purchasing this JVC product. Before operating this unit, please read the instructions carefully to ensure the best possible performance. LST0329-001A...
  • Page 2: Introduction

    If you wish to dispose of this product, please visit our web page Union. www.jvc-europe.com to obtain information about the take-back of the product. [Other Countries outside the European Union] If you wish to dispose of this product, please do so in accordance with applicable national legislation or other rules in your country for the treatment of old electrical and electronic equipment.
  • Page 3 UL to beused for Burglar Alarm Functionality. This manual describes detailed usage of VN-C20. For basic usage of VN-C20, please refer to AStart-up GuideB. For latest information, please refer to AReadmeB file in the CD-ROM.
  • Page 4: Important Safeguards

    Introduction These are general IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS and certain items may not apply to all appliances. 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.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Network Requirements ... 20 Network Settings ... 21 IP Address Settings ... 21 Setting IP address with the default VN-C20 settings ... 21 When the IP address of VN-C20 is known ... 26 When the IP address of VN-C20 is unknown ... 26 Setting Using Internet Explorer ..
  • Page 6: Main Features

    ]Introduction These instructions are for VN-C20U. Main Features High Picture Quality The camera unit of VN-C20 employs a 380,000- pixel CCD (1/3") which enables high quality image monitoring. Built-in Web Server Setting is possible using the Internet Explorer. Support for Multicast...
  • Page 7: Cautionary Notes

    Cautionary Notes Maintenance and operating environment This camera is intended for use indoors.Make sure to use a housing, etc. when using it outdoors. Do not store in the following environments. It might result in malfunctions or failure. ● Hot or cold locations beyond the surrounding temperature range of -10 f to 50 f.
  • Page 8: Name And Function Of Parts

    Introduction Name and Function of Parts Front / Top / Side Back Focus adjustment ring This ring is used for back focus adjustment and switching the lens mount method. To operate, turn the H back focus fastening screw in the anti-clockwise direction, and turn the screw in the clockwise direction to fasten after operation is complete.
  • Page 9: Side / Rear

    Side / Rear [RESET] Reset button This is a button for rebooting the camera. Press this button and release within 5 seconds to reboot the camera. It takes about 1 minute for the camera to reboot.During startup, [RESET] button is disabled.
  • Page 10: Features

    Introduction Features Monitoring Via Built-in Viewer VN-C20 comes with a built-in ActiveX viewer. Monitoring of VN-C20 images using the computer is possible by installing this built-in viewer on the computer. Images that are currently displayed may also be captured in the computerís hard disk..
  • Page 11 Restrictions on Clients It is possible to permit or deny image acquisition of designated IP addresses using VN-C20. (A Page 48) Control via customized application software The following uses are also possible by developing a customized application software that supports the API of VN-C20.
  • Page 12: Setup Procedures

    Step 2 Network Settings(A Page 21) Configure the network settings of the computer and this camera. T In a system where multiple units of VN-C20 are used, turn on the power of only 1 unit to configure the IP address settings via the Internet Explorer.
  • Page 13: Connection / Installation

    Connection / Installation Mounting the Lens Check the mounting method of the lens to be used before mounting ● The default method used for this camera is CS mount. To use a C mount lens, loosen the back focus fastening screw using a screwdriver, followed by turning the back focus ring using a finger or pointed object (e.g., screwdriver, etc.) to change the mount...
  • Page 14: Power Connection

    Connection / Installation Power Connection Electricity can be supplied to this product either by using the PoE or connecting to the AC24 V power supply. When electricity is supplied to the camera, the power indicator lights up for a moment, starts blinking during startup, and lights up when startup is complete.
  • Page 15: Connecting To The Ac24 V Power Supply

    Notes: ● In a system where multiple units of VN-C20 are used, turn on the power of only 1 unit to configure the IP address settings via the Internet Explorer.
  • Page 16: Lan Cable Connection

    For USA Caution: ● However, cross cables cannot be used with some computer models. When connecting VN-C20 directly to a computer, make sure to check the computer's LAN specifications in advance. Note: ● Make use of a Category 5 (or higher) cable in the case of 100BASE-TX.
  • Page 17: Alarm Input/Output Terminal Connection

    ● Momentary (100 ms to 5000 ms) output (Set time via the Internet Explorer) (A Page 38) (Alarm Output Equivalent Circuit) Caution: ● Connect the G terminal of this camera to the GND terminal of the annunciating device. VN-C20 DC3.3V INPUT Terminal 1 or 2 0.3mA 3.3V...
  • Page 18: Mounting The Camera

    Connection / Installation Mounting the Camera Use the screw hole on the camera mounting bracket when mounting this camera to a fixer or rotating platform. Camera Screws for the bracket mounting (x 2: M2.6 x 6 mm) screw hole Fall-preventive holes Fall-prevention wire 4 mm...
  • Page 19: Back Focus Adjustment

    Back Focus Adjustment The CS mount is adjusted to the widest point of the applicable range by default. When using the zoom lens or C mount lens, or the lens is out of focus, readjustment is required using the focus ring. ●...
  • Page 20: Network Requirements

    ● Data volume to be sent by VN-C20 varies with the settings and number of distributions. ● The maximum bit rate from VN-C20 is about 9 Mbps. Estimation of total bit rate The JPEG file size per frame varies with the encoding settings as well as input video signals.
  • Page 21: Network Settings

    ● For details on IP addresses assigned to VN- C20, please consult your network administrator. ● You can look up the IP address of VN-C20 using the search tool in the attached CD- ROM. For details, please refer to the AReadmeB file in the attached CD-ROM.
  • Page 22 IP Address Settings (continued) IP Address setting at the computer Set the computer to an IP address that enables communication with VN-C20. Click [Start] ● Select in the order of [Control Panel] - [Network Connections] - [Local Area]. The computer with which Internet Explorer is launched automatically selects the connected network ●...
  • Page 23 Changing the IP address using the Internet Explorer Launch the Internet Explorer on the computer When proxy settings are enabled in the Internet Explorer, follow the steps below to disable the proxy of the Internet Explorer ● Select in the order of [Tools]−[Internet Options]−[Connections]−[LAN Setting], followed by deselecting the check for [Use a proxy server for your LAN] in [Proxy Server] of the [Local Area Network(LAN)Settings] window.
  • Page 24 Network Settings IP Address Settings (continued) Changing the IP address using the Internet Explorer (continued) Launch the Internet Explorer Enter the IP address of the unit.(Factory setting, http:// 192.168.0.2, is available when there is no DHCP server.) Notes: ● If the proxy server settings on access to the Internet via the Internet Explorer is enabled, you may not be able to specify the IP address directly.
  • Page 25 VN-C20.It takes about 1 minute for the camera to reboot. Note: ● Access from this computer may fail when the IP address of VN-C20 is changed. To enable access to VN-C20 from the same computer, alter the IP address at the computer accordingly.
  • Page 26: When The Ip Address Of Vn-C20 Is Known

    IP Address Settings (continued) When the IP address of VN-C20 is known When the IP address of VN-C20 is known, it can be changed by accessing the built-in web page of the Internet Explorer on the computer. See ASetting Using Internet ExplorerB (APage 27).
  • Page 27: Setting Using Internet Explorer

    Setting Using Internet Explorer Setup Setting Up the Internet Explorer Launch the Internet Explorer on the computer When proxy settings are enabled in the Internet Explorer, follow the steps below to disable the proxy of the Internet Explorer ● Select in the order of [Tools]−[Internet Options]−[Connections]−[LAN Setting], followed by deselecting the check for [Use a proxy server for your LAN] in [Proxy Server] of the [Local Area Network(LAN)Settings] window.
  • Page 28: Enter User Name And Password

    Follow the steps below to disable the pop-up block. ● [Selecting [Tools]−[Pop-up Blocker]−[Turn Off Pop-up Blocker] permits all sites. ● To allow only specific sites such as VN-C20, select [Tools]−[Pop-up Blocker]−[Turn On Pop-up Blocker], followed by selecting [Tools]−[Pop-up Blocker]−[Pop-up Blocker Settings] that becomes active, and open the [Pop-up Blocker Settings] window.
  • Page 29 ● Next, press the [Custom Level] button, followed by selecting [Enable] under [Miscellaneous]−[Display mixed content]. Caution: ● Do not stop the power or reset VN-C20 just after change of settings. The change can not be saved, and VN-C20 can be initialized.
  • Page 30: Setting

    Setting Using Internet Explorer Setting JPEG View Page This top page is displayed upon access using any of the user name AadminB, AoperatorB or AuserB. The current image is displayed as a still image. Links to each page are found at the left end. The links displayed vary according to the user name. For example, in the case of AadminB or AoperatorB, 3 links, namely [JPEG View], [Camera] and [Encoding] will be displayed upon clicking [Image].
  • Page 31 Internet Files, and select AEverry visit to the pageB. Caution: ● When a firewall is installed between VN-C20 and the computer, JPEG images may not be displayed on the JPEG View page of the web browser. For such systems, check the JPEG images using the built-in viewer. The built-in viewer is able to cross the firewall (port translation).
  • Page 32: Camera Page

    Setting Using Internet Explorer Setting (continued) Camera Page This page is for setting the camera's parameters. This page can be used during access using AadminB or AoperatorB. ● Press the [OK] button to enable the new settings upon changing. ● If the [OK] button is pressed upon entering an invalid value, a warning message will appear and the entry will be denied.
  • Page 33 Camera ID Character strings entered here will be written to the JPEG comment segment (item name: camera). Refer to the API Guide on the file formats of JPEG. DC lris Level For adjusting the brightness when a DC iris lens is in use. Decreasing the value closes the iris (aperture) and darkens the image.
  • Page 34: Encoding Page

    Setting Using Internet Explorer Setting (continued) Encoding Page This page is for setting JPEG encoding parameters. This page can be used during access using AadminB or AoperatorB. ● Press the [OK] button to enable the new settings upon changing. ● If the [OK] button is pressed upon entering an invalid value, a warning message will appear and the entry will be denied.
  • Page 35 JPEG images becomes the target file size when AAFSB is selected.(When AAFSB is selected, input of target file size will be enabled.) For specifying the number of frames to encode per second. VN-C20 is limited in its processing capacity and the specified frame rate may not be realized depending on the settings of [Frame Size] and [Quality/Size].
  • Page 36: Alarm Page

    Setting Using Internet Explorer Setting (continued) Alarm Page This page is for setting actions when there is an alarm. Up to 5 actions (No. 01 to No. 05) may be set. This page can be used during access using AadminB or AoperatorB. ●...
  • Page 37 : Zero activation. : Send via e-mail. Specify the recipient's mail address. The title of the mail will appear as [Alarm from VN-C20] and the sender as [Camera ID]. Enter the message to send in [Mail Text]. Input of up to 127 alphanumeric characters is allowed.
  • Page 38: Alarm Environment Page

    Setting Using Internet Explorer Setting (continued) Alarm Environment Page This page is for setting alarm-related environments. This page can be used during access using AadminB or AoperatorB. ● Press the [OK] button to enable the new settings upon changing. ● If the [OK] button is pressed upon entering an invalid value, a warning message will appear and the entry will be denied.
  • Page 39 Mail For setting the mail environment when [Mail] is specified as an action of the Alarm page. [SMTP] and [POP] can be used. Configure only the SMTP settings in usual circumstances. Configure the POP settings as well if [POP before SMTP] is enabled. In addition, if FQDN is set for [SMTP Server], etc., configure also the DNS server settings on the [Basic] page.(A Page 44) Note:...
  • Page 40 Setting Using Internet Explorer Setting (continued) Alarm Environment Page (continued) Alarm Output For setting the alarm output. Output For setting the output time of [Manual Output]. Duration Manual For operating alarm output manually. Output The current output status appears on the right. When [Output Duration] is set to A0B, pressing the [Make] buttons switches the alarm to Make output, while pressing the [Break] buttons switches the alarm to Break output.
  • Page 41: Motion Detection Page

    Motion Detection Page Page for setting motion detection. ● The area valid for motion detection is displayed in blue. ● The area where motion is detected is displayed in red.
  • Page 42 Setting Using Internet Explorer Setting (continued) Motion Detection Page (continued) Display Screen The screen is divided into blocks of 8 each block. All blocks are masked in the default setting. The block turns blue when it is clicked, indicating that it is unmasked. Click again to return to the masked state.
  • Page 43: Basic Page

    Basic Page This page is for performing basic setting related to the network. This page can be used during access using AadminB. ● Press the [OK] button to enable the new settings upon changing. ● If the [OK] button is pressed upon entering an invalid value, a warning message will appear and the entry will be denied.
  • Page 44 Ensure to connect VN-C20 to a network environment with a DHCP server when enabling the DHCP settings. If the DHCP server does not exist when DHCP is set to AEnableB, VN-C20 will start running with the 192.168.0.2 IP address and 255.255.0 subnet mask in about 2 minutes after startup.
  • Page 45: Details Page

    [Setting range: 1280 to 1500] Negotiation For setting the negotiation of the network. When a value other than AAutoB is selected, do not set the network device to be connected to AAutoB. Ensure that it is set to the same value as VN-C20.
  • Page 46: Streaming Page

    Setting Using Internet Explorer Setting (continued) Streaming Page This page is for setting manual multicast transmission. This page can be used during access using AadminB. ● Press the [OK] button to enable the new settings upon changing. ● If the [OK] button is pressed upon entering an invalid value, a warning message will appear and the entry will be denied.
  • Page 47 [Encoding] page even if a value that is larger than the frame rate in the Encoding page is specified. (A Page 34) Note: ● When the power of VN-C20 shuts down accidentally during multicast transmission, transmission will restart automatically when...
  • Page 48: Access Restrictions Page

    Setting Using Internet Explorer Setting (continued) Access Restrictions Page This page is for setting client restrictions. This page can be used during access using AadminB. ● Press the [OK] button to enable the new settings upon changing. ● If the [OK] button is pressed upon entering an invalid value, a warning message will appear and the entry will be denied.
  • Page 49 Web Setting page. IP Address When a multicast address is specified and AdenyB is selected, VN-C20 will deny transmission to this multicast address. When a multicast address is specified and AallowB is selected, VN-C20 will only allow transmission to this multicast address and deny transmission to multicast addresses that are not stated in the [IP Address] field.
  • Page 50: Time Page

    Access Interval For setting the time interval for access to the NTP server. Time Displays the time on the clock of VN-C20. The clock time can be changed by entering a value. (However, second value cannot be specified.) In addition, time will be recorded in the JPEG headers distributed by VN- C20.
  • Page 51: Password Page

    Username Select a user name. New Password Enter a new password. Passwords shall be at least 4 characters and not more than 16 characters. VN-C20 is case sensitive. New Password Enter again to confirm the new password. Again Cautions: ● Be sure to handle the password carefully in case you forget it.
  • Page 52: Maintenance Page

    Update Upgrades the firmware version of VN-C20 and reboots the unit. The VN-C20 settings will be saved. Copy the new firmware file to the computer on which Internet Explorer is used, and specify this file using the [Browse] button. Press the [Update] button to start upgrading the version.
  • Page 53: List Of Factory Settings Of Each Page

    Mail Text Attach Image TCP/UDP IP Address TCP/UDP Port Number TCP/UDP Date Alarm Output Duration Alarm Environment Page SMTP Server Factory Settings Port Number VN-C20 POP before SMTP POP Server Port Number Username 1/60 Password FTP Server Auto Directory Username...
  • Page 54 Factory Settings Time Zone Password Page Username − Current Password − − Factory Settings Factory Settings Factory Settings − Item Factory Settings 0.0.0.0 hour/1 (GMT) UTC Item Factory Settings AadminB Not Displayed Default passwords are: AadminB :vn-c20 AoperatorB :vn-c20 AuserB :vn-c20...
  • Page 55: Miscellaneous Page

    Miscellaneous Page This page is for acquiring information. This page can be used during access using AadminB, AoperatorB and AuserB. Open Source Press the [Show] button to display the software information used at VN-C20. Software...
  • Page 56: Operation Page

    Operation Page Displays the operating status of VN-C20. This page can be used during access using AadminB or AoperatorB. Total Sending Displays the total TCP/UDP bit rate sent by VN-C20 as well as the individual bit rates. Bitrate Destination Displays the destination that VN-C20 is sending data to.
  • Page 57: Settings Page

    Settings Page This page displays the version information and settings of VN-C20. This page can be used during access using AadminB or AoperatorB.
  • Page 58 Setting Using Internet Explorer Setting (continued) Settings Page (continued)
  • Page 60: Operation

    Operation Operation of Built-in Viewer Using the built-in viewer enables display of a series of images, one-shot recording of images and receiving of alarm information. Setting Up the Internet Explorer(A Page 61) Installing the built-in viewer(A Page 63) Screen Configuration of Built-in Viewer(A Page 64) Built-in Viewer Settings(A Page 66) Quitting the Built-in Viewer(A Page 69)
  • Page 61: Setting Up The Internet Explorer

    Setting Up the Internet Explorer Launch the Internet Explorer on the computer When proxy settings are enabled in the Internet Explorer, follow the steps below to disable the proxy of the Internet Explorer ● Select in the order of [Tools]−[Internet Options]−[Connections]−[LAN Setting], followed by deselecting the check for AUse a proxy server for your LANB in [Proxy Server] of the [Local Area Network(LAN)Settings] window.
  • Page 62 ● Click [Trusted sites] under [Tools]−[Internet Options]−[Security]. Upon doing so, the [Sites...] button directly below becomes active. Click on this button and deselect the check in the displayed window. Next, add the IP address of VN-C20.If the setting is factory default, add the following web site to the zone.
  • Page 63: Installing The Built-In Viewer

    Installing the built-in viewer Enter the URL of the built-in viewer in the address field of Internet Explorer For example, if the IP address of VN-C20 is 192.168.0.2, enter as follows: http://192.168.0.2/cgi-bin/c20viewing.cgi Enter the URL in the built-in viewer of this camera.
  • Page 64: Screen Configuration Of Built-In Viewer

    Operation Operation of Built-in Viewer (continued) Screen Configuration of Built-in Viewer ● VN-C20 is set to encode at 15 fps by default.
  • Page 65 Alarm Appears blinking when alarm packets are sent from VN-C20 to the computer. The alarm will continue blinking until the auto clear operation of the alarm is performed. Clicking the blinking button turns the light off. Display Size Switches the display size. (VGA or QVGA) Pause Pauses/Resumes playback of images.
  • Page 66: Built-In Viewer Settings

    [Encoding] settings (file size, frame rate, frame size). (A Page 34) Select AOnB to display the camera ID. The camera ID can be set either at the VN-C20 unit or on the [Camera] page. (A Page 32) Select AOnB to display the time.
  • Page 67 To play back multiple viewers at different frame rates, set the frame rate accordingly at the individual viewer. The frame rate set at the VN-C20 unit will be the upper limit to the acquisition frame rate of the viewer.
  • Page 68 In order to use this feature, it is necessary to set the alarm action for sending the notification to VN-C20 via TCP. Set the destination of the alarm action to the IP address of the computer that is used to operate the built-in viewer, and set the [TCP/UDP Port Number] item to the same number as the J[Alarm Port Number] item below.
  • Page 69: Quitting The Built-In Viewer

    ● To restart the built-in viewer, launch the Internet Explorer and enter the URL of the built-in viewer in the address field. For example, if the IP address of VN-C20 is 192.168.0.2, enter as follows: http://192.168.0.2/cgi-bin/c20viewing.cgi ● After the ASecurity SettingsB screen appears, press the [OK] button to proceed.
  • Page 70: Shortcut For Built-In Viewer

    Desktop screen and select Properties The setting screen appears. Enter the URL of the built-in viewer in the URL field For example, if the IP address of VN-C20 is 192.168.0.2, enter as follows: http://192.168.0.2/cgi-bin/c20viewing.cgi Click the [OK] button to end...
  • Page 71: Others

    The maximum number of JPEG images that can be sent by VN-C20 via TCP is 5, and up to 5 built-in viewers can be connected to each VN-C20 unit. Make use of multicast to monitor areas beyond the above number.
  • Page 72 ● In the case of multicast reception at the built-in viewer, check that the multicast address and port number of the built-in viewer settings coincide with those on the [Streaming] page of VN-C20. Make use of a network that supports IGMP for multicast transmission.
  • Page 73: Specifications

    Specifications Camera Unit Image pickup device : 1/3 inch Interline transfer Effective pixels : Approx. 380,000 pixels 768 (H) Lens mount : C/CS mount [Analog Video] 1 (75 K, 1 Vp-p) Composite video Color System : NTSC Horizontal resolution : 480 TV lines (typ.) Minimum object illumination : 2.5 lx (typ.
  • Page 74 Others Dimension [Unit: mm] T Specifications and appearance of this product are subject to changes for improvement without prior notice. U1-32 L OC K MA C a ddre s s 1/4 – 20UNC...
  • Page 76 LST0329-001A © 2006 Victor Company of Japan, Limited...

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