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AXIS 210/210A/211/211A
Network Cameras
User's Manual



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

    Other methods of accessing the video stream ......15 Audio Stream Types (AXIS 210A/211A only) ......16 Setup Tools .
  • Page 4 Network - SMTP (e-mail) ..........43 Network - SNMP (AXIS 210A/211A only)....... . . 43 Network - UPnP™...
  • Page 5: Introduction

    Axis Network Cameras, and are all based on the AXIS ARTPEC-2 compression chip. The most basic model of the four is the AXIS 210. The other models support further features listed in the overview below. All models support the following features: •...
  • Page 6: Extra Features

    (full-duplex), push to talk (half-duplex) or in one direction only (simplex). The AXIS 210A/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 210/210A/211/211A - Introduction Overview AXIS 210/AXIS 210A AXIS 211/AXIS 211A Tele/wide puller Status indicator Status indicator DC-Iris control cable Focus puller Focus puller DC-Iris Underside Internal Microphone AXIS 210A/211A Mounting screw hole Serial number Control button Power indicator Network indicator...
  • Page 8: Led Indicators

    Serial Number - This number is used during installation. Control Button - Press this button to install using the AXIS Internet Dynamic DNS Service (see page 41) or to restore the factory default settings, as described in Resetting to the Factory Default Settings, on page 46.
  • Page 9: Accessing The Camera

    To view streaming video in Microsoft Internet Explorer for Windows, you may set your browser to allow the AXIS Media Control (AMC) to be installed on your computer. The first time an MPEG-4 video stream is accessed AMC also installs an MPEG-4 decoder for viewing the video streams. As a license is required for each instance of the decoder, the product administrator may have disabled the installation.
  • Page 10: Setting The Password

    Please refer to the documentation for your broadband router for further instructions. For more information, please visit the AXIS Internet Dynamic DNS Service at or, for Technical notes on this and other topics, visit the Axis Support Web at
  • Page 11: The Live View Page

    AXIS 210/210A/211/211A - Accessing the Camera The Live View Page Depending on whether or not the Live View page has been customized, the buttons described below may or may not be visible. To resize the video image, click the View Size buttons: half-size (x full-size (x1), x2 or x4.
  • Page 12 AXIS 210/210A/211/211A - Accessing the Camera The Live View toolbar displays the following buttons: The Play/Stop button starts and stops the live video stream. The Snapshot button saves a snapshot of the video image currently being displayed. The Snapshot function and the target directory for saving snapshots can be configured from the AMC Control Applet in the Windows Control Panel (Internet Explorer for Windows only).
  • Page 13: Video Streams

    The supported video object types are: • Simple - sets the coding type to H.263, as used by e.g. QuickTime™. • Advanced Simple - sets the coding type to MPEG-4 Part 2, as used by AMC (AXIS Media Control) When using MPEG-4 it is also possible to control the bit rate, which in turn allows the amount of bandwidth usage to be controlled.
  • Page 14: Mpeg-4 Protocols And Communication Methods

    AXIS 210/210A/211/211A - Video Streams MPEG-4 protocols and communication methods To deliver live streaming video over IP networks, various combinations of transport protocols and broadcast methods are employed. • RTP (Realtime Transport Protocol) is a protocol that allows programs to manage the real-time transmission of multimedia data, via unicast or multicast.
  • Page 15: The Axis Media Control

    Video/images from the AXIS 210/210A/211/211A can also be accessed in the following ways: • If supported by the client, the AXIS 210/210A/211/211A can use Motion JPEG server push to display video. This option maintains an open HTTP connection to the browser and sends data as and when required, for as long as required.
  • Page 16: Audio Stream Types (Axis 210A/211A Only)

    To assess the video stream from e.g. QuickTime™ the following path can be used: rtsp://<IP address>/mpeg4/media.amp This path is for all supported methods, and the client will negotiate with the AXIS 210/210A/211/211A to determine exactly which transport protocol to use.
  • Page 17 AXIS 210/210A/211/211A - Video Streams Accessing the Audio Streams In addition to accessing audio in the Live View page using AMC, audio from the AXIS 210A/211A can also be accessed in the following ways: HTTP API You can read about accessing audio for the other protocols through the HTTP-API at
  • Page 18: Setup Tools

    AXIS 210/210A/211/211A - Setup Tools Setup Tools This section describes how to configure the cameras, 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 19: Video & Image Settings

    AXIS 210/210A/211/211A - Video & Image settings Video & Image settings The following descriptions offer examples of the features available in the AXIS 210/210A/211/211A. For details of each setting, please refer to the online help available from the setup tools. Click to access the online help.
  • Page 20: Overlay/Mask Settings

    AXIS HTTP API, whereas an overlay can. Selecting the overlay/mask type will display further settings available for the selected type.
  • Page 21 The 3 configurable areas available for use as privacy masks show as solid areas of color in the image. These areas cannot be bypassed via the AXIS HTTP API. Enable the area(s) by checking the Enable box, and then set the width, height and color.
  • Page 22: Advanced Settings

    AXIS 210/210A/211/211A - Video & Image settings Advanced Settings These pages provide various settings for fine-tuning the video image. Note that the advanced settings available depend on the camera model. Camera Settings To compensate for the lighting conditions, the white balance and exposure control can be adjusted.
  • Page 23 Video Streams, on page 13, and the online help. AXIS Media Control The AXIS Media Control (AMC) is installed automatically the first time the camera is accessed from a browser. The AMC control panel can be opened by right-clicking on the video image in the Live View web page.
  • Page 24: Audio (Axis 210A/211A Only)

    AXIS 210A/211A has an additional menu item called Audio, which 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 210A/211A must have a built-in amplifier, e.g. some PC speakers. Client PC...
  • Page 25: Audio Input

    When finished speaking, release the button. You will now be receiving audio from the other end of the connection. Note that the push-to-talk button is configured from AMC, see AXIS Media Control, on page 23. It is also possible to configure the push-to-talk button so that it toggles between speaking and listening modes.
  • Page 26: Advanced Audio Settings

    Noise canceling is a way of reducing the background noise when there is no useful audio present. 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 210A/211A when someone is speaking close to the microphone.
  • Page 27 AXIS 210/210A/211/211A - Audio (AXIS 210A/211A only) There are two adjustable parameters available for noise cancellation: • Noise canceller threshold level • Noise canceller attenuation When the incoming sound is louder than the threshold it will pass without being affected.
  • Page 28: Live View Config

    These are the tools for deciding the layout of the camera’s Live View page. The layout can be set in 3 ways: • Use Axis look - the layout is unchanged. • Use custom settings - modify the default Live View page with your own colors, images etc.
  • Page 29 Your own background pictures, banners and logos can either be located externally on e.g. a network server, or they can be uploaded to the AXIS 210/210A/211/211A itself. Once uploaded, files are shown in the drop-down lists for Own (file). Follow these instructions to upload a file.
  • Page 30 AXIS 210/210A/211/211A - Live View Config User-defined CGI links can be used to issue advanced commands via the Axis HTTP API. For more information, see the Developer pages at Action Buttons The manual trigger buttons can be used to manually trigger and stop an event from the Live View page.
  • Page 31: Html Examples

    Copy this code and paste it into your own Web page code. External Video The cameras can also display video images from other Axis network cameras and video servers, directly on the Live View page. These are known as External Video sources. These external video sources are available from the drop-down list on the Live View page.
  • Page 32 AXIS 210/210A/211/211A - Live View Config Select the desired video sources and enter the time in seconds to display each source (up to 59 minutes). Click Save. The Sequence buttons will appear on the Live View page to enable the viewer to start and stop the sequence mode.
  • Page 33: Event Configuration

    AXIS 210/210A/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 34: Configuring Event Types

    AXIS 210/210A/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 35 AXIS 210/210A/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 36: Motion Detection

    AXIS 210/210A/211/211A - Event Configuration Motion Detection Motion detection 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 37: Port Status

    AXIS 210/210A/211/211A - Event Configuration Please see the online help for descriptions of each available option. History Sensitivity Object Size High level Only very large objects An object that appears in the region will Ordinary colored objects on ordinary trigger motion detection...
  • Page 38: System Options

    (Note that all multicast viewers count as 1 viewer.) IP Address Filtering Enable IP Address Filtering- To allow or deny access to the AXIS 210/210A/211/211A Network Camera check the box Enable IP address filtering. Once enabled, the IP addresses in the list will be allowed or denied access according to the choice made in the drop-down list Allow/Deny the following IP addresses.
  • Page 39 HTTPS (AXIS 210A/211A only) The AXIS 210A and the AXIS 211A both support encrypted browsing using HTTPS. A self-signed certificate can be used until a Certificate Authority-issued certificate has been obtained. Click the Create self-signed Certificate button to install a self-signed certificate.
  • Page 40: Date & Time

    IP address change (under Services) to receive notification from the video server when the IP address changes. •Alternatively, if your DHCP server can update a DNS server, you can access the AXIS 210/210A/211/211A by host name which is always the same, regardless of the IP address.
  • Page 41: Network - Advanced Tcp/Ip Settings

    AXIS Internet Dynamic DNS Service - The AXIS Internet Dynamic DNS Service can provide your Axis product with its own URL (web address), which can then be used to access it over the Internet. The product can be unregistered from the service at any time. To do this click Settings...
  • Page 42 AXIS 210/210A/211/211A - System Options Link-Local Address This is enabled by default and assigns the AXIS 210/210A/211/211A an additional IP ™ address for use with UPnP . The AXIS 210/210A/211/211A can have both a Link-Local IP and a static/DHCP-supplied IP address at the same time - these will not affect each other.
  • Page 43: Network - Socks

    Maximum bandwidth - Specify, in Mbit/s or kbit/s, the maximum bandwidth the AXIS 210/210A/211/211A will be allowed to use on your network. This is a useful function when connecting the camera to busy or heavily loaded networks. The default setting is Unlimited.
  • Page 44: Network - Upnp

    AXIS 210/210A/211/211A - System Options Network - UPnP™ The cameras includes support for UPnP , which is enabled by default. If also enabled on ™ your computer, the camera will automatically be detected and a new icon will be added to “My Network Places.”...
  • Page 45: Support

    Image settings and Recent log items. Many of the captions are also links to the proper Setup page to conveniently make adjustments in the cameras settings. Logs & Reports - when contacting Axis support, please be sure to provide a valid Server Report with your query.
  • Page 46: Resetting To The Factory Default Settings

    AXIS 210/210A/211/211A - System Options Plain Config - this function is for the advanced user with previous experience of configuring Axis cameras. All parameters can be set and modified from this page. Help is available via the links on the standard setup pages.
  • 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 210A/AXIS 211/211A is powered by PoE.
  • Page 48 AXIS 210/210A/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

    Image sensor: 1/4" Sony Wfine progressive scan RGB CCD. Lens • AXIS 210/210A - 4.0 mm, F1.2, fixed iris, horizontal viewing angle: 48°, focus range: 0 mm to infinity, CS mount • AXIS 211/211A - F1.0 varifocal 3.0 - 8.0 mm, DC-iris, horizontal viewing angle: 27º-67º, focus range: 0.2 m to infinity, CS mount...
  • Page 50 • Flash memory: 4 MB (AXIS 210/211) 8 MB (AXIS 210A/211A) • Battery backed up real-time clock Power • 7-20V DC, max 5W • Power over Ethernet (IEEE 802.3af), power classification Class 0 (AXIS 211) or Class 2 (AXIS 210A/211A) (max 6.49 W) Operating conditions • Temperature: +5...
  • Page 51 • EN 60950 • UL, cUL (PS-K Power adapter) Dimensions - AXIS 210/210A • HxWxD: 38 x 88 x 157mm (1 1/2 x 3 7/16 x 6 1/5”) • Weight: 305g (10 3/4 oz.) Power adapter excluded. Dimensions - AXIS 211/211A • HxWxD: 38 x 95 x 172mm (1 1/2 x 3 3/4 x 6 15/16”) •...
  • Page 52: General Performance Considerations

    Optimizing your system To see the bandwidth and frame rate currently required by the video stream, the AXIS 210/210A/211/211A provides a tool that can be used to display these values directly in the video image. To do this, special format strings are added as part of a text overlay.
  • Page 53: Frame Rates - Motion Jpeg And Mpeg-4

    Frame rates - Motion JPEG and MPEG-4 The following table show typical frame rates in frames/second (fps) for Motion JPEG and MPEG-4 video streams from the AXIS 210/210A/211/211A. Note that these values are guidelines only - actual values may vary.
  • Page 54: 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 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 55: 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 56 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 57 Blurred images. Refocus the camera. Check in the Video & Image > Advanced - Camera Settings that DC-Iris (AXIS 211/211A only) is set to Enabled. If the images are still blurred adjust the metal ring until the image is sharp.
  • Page 58 Not all settings have an effect on the test image. For more information, see the help on Image Settings. The Power indicator is not constantly lit Faulty power supply. Check that you are using an AXIS PS-K power supply. The Status and Network indicator LEDs are flashing red rapidly Hardware failure. Contact your Axis dealer.
  • Page 59 Audio volume too low/high Volume settings incorrect. The volume of the microphone or speaker connected to the AXIS 210A/211A is either too high or too low. Change the volume for the speaker or microphone in the Live View page. Input and output gain set incorrectly.
  • Page 60: Glossary Of Terms

    Layer. A web protocol that provides encryption for page the IP-address for your product. requests from users and for the pages returned by the web ARTPEC - Axis Real Time Picture Encoder - used for video server. image compression. Intranet - A private network limited to an organization or CCD - Charge Coupled Device.
  • Page 61 AXIS 210/210A/211/211A - Glossary of Terms NWAY - A network protocol that automatically negotiates WAN - Wide-Area-Network. Similar to a LAN, but on a the highest possible common transmission speed between larger geographical scale. two devices. Web server - A program on a computer (server) providing the resources (e.g.
  • Page 62: Index

    AXIS 210/210A/211/211A - Index Index Event Types 34 Events 33 External Video 31 External Video Source 11 Accessing the video stream 15 Action 33 Factory Default Settings 46 Action Buttons 11, 30 Frame rate 20 Active/Inactive 30 FTP Server 33...
  • Page 63 AXIS 210/210A/211/211A - Index Network Settings 40 Serial Number 8 NTP Configuration 41 Server Time 40 NTP Server 40 Services 40 Simple profile 13 Simplex 6, 24 SMTP 43 Other MPEG-4 clients 16 Snapshot button 11 Output 47 SNMP 6, 43...
  • Page 64 AXIS 210/210A/211/211A - Index...
  • Page 66 AXIS 210/210A/211/211A User’s Manual Rev. 4.2 Part No: 25664 AXIS COMMUNICATIONS <Product Name> Quick User’s Guide...

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