The footnotes at the bottom of each slide provide an additional level of information that will describe each option and how it is used.To print handouts with the slide information and the notes: On the print window, from Print What: select Notes Pages.
StandardizationThe recent introduction of standards for IP based physical security is opening the security industry and allows devices of many different brands and types to communicate at a level which was never before possible.InteroperabilityONVIF is a widely adopted standard, with members such as OpenEye, Axis, Panasonic, Samsung, Sony and Pelco. There are over 200 member companies overall, and many more non-member companies which are ONVIF compatible. This means that there are hundreds of brand and model options when choosing this standard, ensuring that the right equipment will always work.OpenONVIF specifications can be freely downloaded from onvif.org, giving all companies the opportunity to develop their own compatible devices.
Device CompatibilityOpenEye Network cameras can be powered by any 802.3AF compliant POE switch or midspan injector. A newer standard, 802.3AT, is backwards compatible with 802.3AF devices and can be used to power OpenEye cameras.Maximum DistancePOE switches can provide power to devices on cable runs of up to 300 feet, which is also the maximum recommended distance for the network connection. If longer runs are required, use a switch or repeater for the network and use a POE midspan injector in the last 300 feet. A midspan injector can be connected anywhere along the network cable and provides power from that point to the device.Power802.3AF requires the POE switch to provide up to 15.4w of DC power to each port. Once the potential drop from cable length is considered, a minimum of 12.9w is delivered to the device. It is important to note that POE switches have a rated maximum amount of power that can be delivered which may be less than 15.4w/port if all ports are drawing maximum power. Be sure to check the specs of the switch to make sure that it can deliver the total power required for all attached devices.The OpenEye CM-610 and CM-710 cameras use a maximum of 3.8w, and the NE-VS201 uses a maximum of 4.2w. The CM-730 uses a maximum of 5w when the heater is not in use, and can also be used with POE in this circumstance. If the CM-730 is installed outdoors or somewhere that the heater may be needed, it requires up to 18.7w and should NOT be used with POE. Similarly, the CM-814 requires more wattage than POE can provide, and is not compatible with POE.
Save storage spaceLower framerate/resolution at server and direct connect w/Radius with a higher frame rate and resolution for live monitoring.Save bandwidthrecord in the local network utilizing the higher bandwidth with higher res/framerate while streaming across the internet (web/Radius/another NVR) with lower framerate/resolution to conserve bandwidth.Dual recordingset a low res/fps stream to record continuously to save space, and connect to the second stream to record events (motion, sensor) at a high res/fps setting. (This does require using a second channel to connect to the second stream.)
Recording Set the device to record continuously until or record for a set duration at a set time on a set day of the week (any combination of days of the week is possible).Alarm RecordingAlarm input event triggered recording for a configurable number of seconds, or during the alarm active time. Motion PageMotion triggered recording for a configurable number of seconds, or during the alarm active time.
Multiple Motion AreasThe Network cameras are capable of up to 10 motion areas.Flexible Recording OptionsThe camera is capable of recording to a microSD card (not included), sending an email, or uploading to an FTP server (jpeg images, not an avi).Monitor Motion LevelsWhen setting motion to “ON” a window pops up that shows the motion detection status. When a motion event occurs, the blue line (motion status) moves, the red line represents the motion detection threshold. When the motion exceeds this level, it is considered a motion event.
High CompressionH.264 uses advanced compression methods to reduce the size of the video being transmitted or recorded. More Reliable TransmissionNew features versus older MPEG implementations such as quarter pixel precision, spatial compensation and variable block sizes (4x4-16x16 instead of 8x8) all work to provide more accurate picture recreation with lower instances of corruption during transmission. The down side to this is that these advanced algorithms require much higher processor power versus other codecs, which leaves fewer resources available for other processes and can raise the overall cost of the device.Audio EncodingThe MPEG4 codec supports audio as well as video, which means both can be transmitted in the same stream. This allows for audio to be synced with video for more accurate audio playback.
Since the P-frames and B-frames are only recording the pixels that have changed, and not recording the entire picture, they use less space – thus compressing the overall size of the video.Increasing the number of frames between I-frames will reduce the overall size of the video; but too many frames between I-frames can degrade or corrupt the video.
No Official StandardSince MJPEG generally only involves transmitting frames, no official standard was ever created. This means that MJPEG can refer to the straight transmission of frames (as with many network cameras) or involve more advanced algorithms, such as the Advanced MJPEG used by OpenEye HVRs.High Storage and Bandwidth RequirementEvery frame is transmitted over the network and stored, which results in a relatively high requirement for bandwidth and storage space versus other codecs that use more advanced compression and predictive algorithms.Best Picture QualitySince every frame is a complete picture and less compression is used vs. MPEG4, the transmitted video is generally higher quality (more accurately reproduced) than other codecs. If picture quality is the primary concern, many MPEG4 network cameras can be switched to MJPEG to allow for increased picture quality.Most Reliable TransmissionMPEG4 transmits sections (or blocks) of each frame separately, which means that some blocks may not be delivered. This issue is commonly observed with digital television when the picture starts to break up and can occur in the CCTV environment as well. MJPEG video transmission does not suffer from this problem.Low Processor OverheadSince the entire picture is transmitted, less decoding is necessary which results in a low processor overhead. This leaves resources available for other processes and can reduce the overall cost of the device.Audio EncodingMJPEG is a video only codec. Audio streams can be transmitted along side the MJPEG stream on a separate port, but the audio and video sync may not be perfect.
12VDC In/OutThe NE-VS201 can be powered via POE or a 12 volt DC input. In addition, it features a 12 volt DC output that can be used to power fixed cameras (up to 6w/500mA).Control PTZ CamerasPTZ cameras using the Pelco D, Pelco P, Optix I or Optix III protocols can be controlled via the video server’s web interface or an OpenEye HVR or NVR.Audio I/O, Sensor & Relay SupportOpenEye HVRs can fully interface with the NE-VS201, enabling full support for audio, sensors and relays over the network.
Analog/Network input/outputAnalog video is supported via BNC input/looping output and supports any NTSC or PAL source. Network video is supported via RJ-45 input/output and can connect to a number of camera models from OpenEye, ACTi, IQinVision, Sony, Vivotek and more. The RJ-45 output can supply Power over Ethernet (PoE, 802.3AF compliant).PTZ via Ethernet or RS-485The analog PTZ (RS-485) output can control analog PTZ cameras using the OpenEyeOptix III/510 (DSCP), Pelco D/P, AD422, Panasonic C/N, JVC or Fastrax 2 protocols. Network camera PTZ control is supported for any network PTZ camera that can be displayed.Network Cable TesterThe integrated cable tester can verify whether a network cable is good or bad and will identify which wire or wires are not properly communicating.Other FeaturesA number of other functions such as audio in/out (and built-in speaker), video test patterns, and SD card slot and touchscreen display are all designed to help make installations easier.
* CM-730 requires CA-730PH for compatibility with the mounting accessories on this slide.Threaded AdaptersIf the required mounting option is not available or if an existing mount is in place, 1.5” and 1.25” threaded adapters are available.
OpenEye IP FinderTheOpenEye IP Finder is included on the software CD that comes with the camera. It can also be obtained by visiting www.openeye.net or by contacting technical support. Installation is not necessary; simply double-click on the OpenEye IP Finder icon to launch the finder.Easily locate all OpenEye CamerasThe OpenEye IP Finder will locate all OpenEye cameras on the local network, regardless of whether or not they are in the same IP range or subnet.Launch web interfaceTo access a camera, simply double-click on the device in the list or right-click and select browse.Adjust camera network settingsTo adjust network settings on the camera, right click on the device and select Network setup, then change Network Property from DHCP to StaticIP. Once on this setting, enter the desired IP Address, Default Gateway (Gateway), Subnet Mask (Netmask) and DNS Server (DNS). See the advanced training module titled “Networking & IP Video Basics” for more information on proper network configuration.
CompatibilityAll OpenEye Network cameras are fully compatible with Internet Explorer only. Live streaming can be viewed in some browsers such as Mozilla FireFox or Google Chrome by streaming MJPEG over an HTTP port (8008 by default).Administrative AccessUser ID and password is case sensitive.ActiveX InstallationThe first time an OpenEye camera is accessed, an ActiveX control and viewer application will install. If the interface does not launch, try closing Internet Explorer and re-launching by right-clicking on the Internet Explorer icon and selecting “Run As Administrator”. If it still does not work, verify that Internet Explorer is not set to block ActiveX controls or add the camera as a Trusted Site.
MJPEG SettingsHigh compression results in a smaller stream (lower bandwidth requirement) at the cost of picture quality. Low compression requires more bandwidth and storage, but gives optimal picture quality.H.264 SettingsLower bitrate settings require less bandwidth and storage at the cost of picture quality while higher bitrate settings require more bandwidth and storage but result in higher picture quality. H.264 (unless Constant Bitrate or CBR is enabled) transmits using variable bitrates. This means that in a scene with little motion, bandwidth and storage requirements are reduced without any loss of quality. This means that the bitrate setting is a maximum value (not fixed) which may be lower at times, but can be used to determine “worst case scenario”.
Record SettingsTo save a still JPG image of the current view, press the snapshot (camera) button. To record a video (in AVI format), press the red circle button to start, then the white box to finish. Any files saved in this method will be stored by default on the C:\\ drive of the local computer (this can be changed in System setup).PTZ Controls (CM-814/NE-VS201)Press Wide or Tele to zoom out/in respectively or drag the slider bar left/right. To pan or tilt, place the mouse over the picture, hold down the left mouse button, and drag to the desired location.InfoDouble-click on the live view to display details on the transmitted frame rate, bitrate, resolution and other details of the current stream.
Host NameThis impacts the name as displayed on the network in the NAME field of the OpenEye IP Finder.Enable Daylight Saving TimeTo ensure correct automated daylight savings adjustments are correct (even if a change to daylight savings dates occurs), the daylight savings time offset and start/end time/date are entered manually. Time SettingsSeveral functions exist to ensure the camera clock is set to the right time. Sync with computer time is a one-time function that syncs the camera to the local computer’s clock and calendar. Manual allows manual adjustment of the date and time. Sync with NTP server can be used to sync the camera to any time server on the local network or Internet. A web search for “ntp server” will give results for a number of free time servers that can be accessed via the Internet.
Add UserUp to 20 Custom user accounts can be added with customizable permissions. The account name and password can be up to 16 characters for each account.Non-administrative users cannot access the System or Streaming tabs, regardless of permissions level.EditWhen a user is selected and “Edit” pressed, a new window will appear. The password and all permissions are set to default when this is done; specify the desired permissions and password before clicking “save”.
GeneralIt is generally recommended to use a fixed IP address when configuring anyOpenEye network device. This ensures the device can always be reached using the same address, which is required for DVR connection and (under most circumstances) for remote connection. To set a fixed address, fill in the IP address, Subnet Mask and Default Gateway fields (more on Networking Basics can be found in the Networking & IP Video Basics training module). DNS entries are only required if DDNS is used. PPPoE is required in (rare) cases where the camera must connect directly to a DSL modem.AdvancedThe camera ports may need to be changed if more than one needs to be accessed over the Internet or if other port conflicts exist. The Web Server port and RTSP port should both be open in any firewall and specified in port forwarding settings if a remote DVR needs to connect to the camera.UPnP SettingUPnP enables automatic discovery and network configuration on compatible devices (usually routers).
DDNSIf DDNS is needed, visit http://www.dyndns.org to sign up for a free DDNS account, then apply the provided settings to the fields on this tab. Once configured, the camera can be accessed via web browser or connected to a DVR using the DDNS address rather than an IP address. (more on DDNS can be found in the Networking & IP Video Basics training module).ProviderOpenEye IP cameras are compatible with DynDNS, which provides free service. More information can be found by visiting dyndns.com.
SMTP ServerThis should be the server used to send mail. It will commonly be something like “smtp.myisp.net” and can be obtained by checking the settings in your email client software or by contacting a network administrator or calling your Internet Service Provider (ISP).SMTP Server PortThe default SMTP server port is 25; only change this if required for communication with your SMTP server.Account Name & password (if authentication is required)Some Internet Service Providers or Network Administrators require authentication to use an SMTP server. If authentication is required, enter your user name and password here.Recipient email addressOnce the SMTP Server settings are entered, specify the email recipient here. If multiple recipients are required, fill out the 2nd SMTP settings or set the email recipient to a distribution address with multiple recipients.
FTP Client SettingsThese settings are specified by the FTP Server. Consult the administrator of the server (typically either an Internet Service Provider, Web Host or Network Administrator) for the correct values for each field.
Sampling pixel intervalThis dictates how frequently pixels are analyzed for motion. Assuming full motion, a setting of 1 would analyze every frame, while a setting of 10 would analyze every 10th frame. Fewer analyzed pixels/frames decreases resource requirements but may reduce accuracy.Detection levelDetection Level determines how many pixels have to move before the movement is considered to be motion. Increasing this number requires more pixels to move at once (indicating a larger object moving) which can help reduce false alarms caused by noise or small moving objects.Sensitivity levelSensitivity controls how much movement must occur before it is considered motion. This can be adjusted to the optimal value by observing the Motion pop-up window after adjusting the other values. The red line indicates sensitivity level, which should be adjusted to slightly higher than the peak levels of the blue line when no motion that should be tracked is in the field of view.Time intervalThis determines how long the camera should wait after motion is detected before checking for motion again. Adjusting this value can help eliminate continuing alarms if moving objects frequently stay on the screen for long periods of time.
Record stream to SD cardIf an SD card is inserted, the camera can be set to record video files (in AVI format). When this option is selected, pre-alarm and clip duration can be specified.Send alarm message by FTP/emailWhen selected, this will send text notification to an FTP server or email recipient when a motion event occurs. The notification provides the camera name & IP address as well as the time and date of the event.Upload image by FTP/emailWhen selected, these options allow the desired FTP or email recipient to be selected as well as the number of pictures before the beginning of the event (pre-alarm) and how many pictures during/after the event should be transmitted. Still JPG images are the only format supported for these destinations; AVI files cannot be transmitted in this case.File NameImage name can be transmitted using several different sequential naming options (date, number, etc). A static name can also be set (Overwrite) which can be useful in some scenarios (such as displaying the most recent event on a web site).
FormatThis button can be pressed to prepare an inserted SD card for recording. **WARNING** formatting the SD card will result in the loss of any existing date on that card.Disk Cleanup SettingWhen recording to an SD card it is recommended to enable this function. When enabled, this will ensure that old video is removed as needed to make room for new video once the card is full.Recording ListThe list of recorded AVI files can be accessed and managed in this section. Select a file then click Remove to delete or download to save to your computer.
Only during time frameMotion recording can be set to be active only on certain days of the week. In addition, a start time and duration (in hours) can be set for days when it is active. The time setting applies to all days that are selected.
User PrivacyThere are four configurable permissions, which are displayed in this section in the format of X:X:X:X with a possible value of 1 (enabled) or 0 (disabled). The permissions (in order) are as follows:I/O AccessCamera ControlTalkListenExample: A user with I/O Access and Camera Control would display “username:1:1:0:0”
Video ResolutionSettings in this section vary by model, but all can display CIF (360x240) or D1 (720x480) and the megapixel cameras can display 720P (1280x720). At maximum resolution, megapixel models can only display a single stream. At lower resolutions, two resolutions and codecs are displayed; one for each stream. Stream 2 is the first listed stream when applicable.Text Overlay SettingsBy default, there is no text overlay (text displayed over the picture). These settings allow date, time, and/or custom text (such as a camera name) to be displayed at the top of the live video.Video RotateLive video can be flipped, rotated or mirrored depending on the camera orientation to ensure the video is correctly oriented in the live view.GOV SettingsThis adjusts the Group of Video (or Pictures) length, and should only be adjusted by an expert. More information about GOV/GOP, can be found in the Networking & IP Video Basics training module.
MJPEG CompressionSince MJPEG is a series of streamed still images, this setting only impacts the compression of each streamed picture. Higher compression reduces bandwidth and storage requirement somewhat, but also reduces picture detail.H.264/MPEG4 CompressionSpecify a bit rate and the camera will automatically adjust compression to take no more than the specified value. With lower resolutions (such as D1 or CIF), actual bit rate will be significantly lower. With higher resolutions bit rate will fluctuate significantly depending on how busy the scene is, but will stay below the specified setting. Minimum bit rate is 1024kbps for H.264 or 512kbps for MPEG4 (MPEG4 is only available on the CM-730). WARNING: Video will not display correctly and will appear corrupted if the available bandwidth is less than the bandwidth required by the bit rate setting.CBR ModeConstant Bit Rate (CBR) always transmits video using the specified H.264 or MPEG4 bit rate. This can be used to achieve predictable bandwidth usage, but is not recommended as it significantly decreases the efficiency of the camera when using H.264 or MPEG4 codecs.
Troubleshooting ConnectionsOn a restrictive network with an improperly configured firewall, some OCX settings might not work. If live video does not appear in the web browser, verify that port 554 (TCP & UDP) is not blocked by any firewall. If live video still does not appear, try changing the OCX setting to RTSP or MJPEG over HTTP.
SimplexThis means communication is only enabled in one direction (listen on the CM-610, listen or talk but not both on CM-730/NE-VS201)Half-DuplexOnly available on the CM-730/NE-VS201 – listen and talk are both active, but only one works at a timeFull-DuplexOnly available on the CM-730/NE-VS201 – listen and talk simultaneouslyServer GainIf the input is too quiet, increase this value.Bit RateuLAW is the default, which is a compression algorithm used to achieve optimal audio quality over limited bandwidth. aLAW is similar to uLAW, but with slightly reduced dynamic range and reduced distortion. Bit Rate can also be limited to between 16-40KBPS (compression scales to fit rate).
ExposureExposure (shutter speed) is set to Full auto by default, which is recommended. The minimum shutter speed on auto can be adjusted to prevent or allow slow-shutter if needed, and a Fixed Shutter speed can be specified.White BalanceThis can be set to Auto, ATW (Auto Tracing White) or Manual. Auto is the default and is the optimal setting for most environments. If the white balance appears to be incorrect, ATW can be used, which can balance a wider temperature range of color. If Auto and ATW do not result in a desirable white balance, Manual can be used to manually configure white balance, although in this case it may be necessary to use a Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) camera such as the CM-730 or CM-814.
ExposureThe CM-730 has more advanced exposure options vs the CM-610/710 including flickerless and auto/manual iris.White BalanceThe default setting is Auto, but Indoor or Outdoor can be used depending on the environment to achieve better white balance.IR FunctionThis controls whether or not the IR Cut Filter is in place. When moved, the camera becomes sensitive to the infrared spectrum, boosting low light capability and allowing for the use of IR illuminators. This is set by auto by default, meaning the filter will move automatically in low light conditions. It can also be set on or off.WDR FunctionWide Dynamic Range (WDR) attempts to balance a wide variety of lighting levels to reduce over or under exposure. This function is ideal in areas such as a warehouse with a bay door, a lobby with many windows or open parking garages. The CM-730 has 4 levels of WDR; start at the lowest and work up until the exposure appears to be correct. At higher WDR levels, the video may appear grainy.3DNR (Noise Reduction)Noise Reduction helps reduce the appearance of artifacts in the video caused by compression, light levels or wide dynamic range. Enabling this function will reduce the artifacts but may also reduce picture sharpness.
Preset / Pattern / Auto Scan / TourThese functions control the various tour and preset functions.HomeThe Home function determines what the camera does once it goes idle. The time interval can be set (1-128 minutes) and after X period of inactivity, the camera will move to a preset or tour (as specified).Tilt Range / Privacy MaskThese functions allow privacy areas to be configured by adding a privacy block or limiting the tilt range of the camera.Exposure / WB (White Balance)The Exposure and White Balance functions are similar to the CM-730.Misc 1 & 2Additional settings are stored in Misc 1 & 2. Misc 1 has functions such as BLC (Backlight Compensation), sharpness, Freeze (freezes the picture while the camera is moving) and image flip. Misc 2 has WDR (Wide Dynamic Range) and 3DNR (Noise Reduction) which provide the same functionality as on the CM-730.
PTZ ControlsPress Wide or Tele to zoom out/in respectively or drag the slider bar left/right. To pan or tilt, place the mouse over the picture, hold down the left mouse button, and drag to the desired location.
Introduction This presentation provides in depth information regarding the following aspects of OpenEye Network Cameras: Each slide contains some basic information on the purpose of the described function and identifies the associated options.
Introduction OpenEye’s OPTIX network cameras are designed to seamlessly integrate into OpenEye hybrid and network recording solutions. OpenEye recorder’s integrated camera discovery makes finding and connecting to OE cameras a snap. All OPTIX Network cameras are capable of dual streaming using H.264 and MJPEG codecs for increased quality or compression. To provide even greater interoperability within the industry, OpenEye IP cameras are compliant with the ONVIF standard for video transmission; this allows integration into many other IP recording solutions on the market.
IP Connection Standards - ONVIF ONVIF (Open Network Video Interface Forum) is an organization that exists to facilitate the development and use of a global open standard for the interface of network video products. What is Onvif?
Network cameras – Power Over Ethernet The OpenEye CM-610, CM-710, CM-730 (when used indoors) and NE-VS201 IP devices are all Power Over Ethernet (POE) compatible. This means that both data and power can be provided on the same Cat5e or Cat6 network cable, reducing installation cost and complexity.
Dual Streaming OpenEye cameras are capable of delivering two streams simultaneously to separate locations (or, if you prefer, the same location).
MicroSD The microSD card slot is compatible with a card up to 4GB (tested) and can be used for several recording functions.
Motion Detection OpenEye Network cameras and encoders include motion detection (except for the CM-814 PTZ camera). OpenEye Server can use the camera’s motion detection ability to take the motion detection load off the server CPU, freeing up resources to allow more viewing options and higher quality recording.
Codecs – H.264 H.264 (also known as MPEG4 Part 10) is an updated version of MPEG4 designed to further reduce storage and bandwidth requirements while addressing the picture quality issues present in older MPEG4 implementations. The trade off is that a relatively high amount of processing power is required to decode H.264, which can lead to higher costs. High compression (lower bandwidth / storage requirement) High processing requirement Limited reverse play
Codecs – Group of Pictures Group of Pictures(GOP, also “Differential Compression”) is a group of successive pictures within a coded video stream. Each coded video stream consists of successive Group of Pictures. From the pictures contained in it, the visible frames are generated. Each Group of Pictures contains three picture types:
Codecs - MJPEG The Motion Joint Picture Experts Group (MJPEG) method of transmitting video through IP is the most basic. Every frame that is captured is transmitted, which allows most MJPEG devices to offer superior picture quality with a low processing requirement. The trade-off is that more bandwidth and storage space are required versus the other codecs. High storage requirement Most reliable for transmission Low processor overhead Better for reverse play
Indoor IP Mini Dome OpenEye’s CM-610 camera is a small form factor indoor camera designed to reduce installation time and cost by utilizing Power over Ethernet. The CMOS sensor in the CM-610 provides a 2MP high resolution image using either MJPEG or H.264 codecs. The 610 also includes an integrated microphone for audio transmission (where permitted by law). CM-610
Outdoor IP Mini Dome OpenEye’s CM-710 is a small form factor rugged Network camera designed for outdoor installations. The 710 is IP66 rated against weather, and comes with an IP67 rated network adapter cable and adapter for a fully ruggedized installation. The CMOS sensor in the CM-710 provides a 2MP high resolution image using either MJPEG or H.264 codecs. CM-710
CM-610 vs CM-710 The CM-610 and CM-710 cameras are nearly identical and share the same configuration options. The difference between the two is that the CM-710 is suitable for outdoor installation while the CM-610 is not. Below is a complete list of differences between the two cameras.
Outdoor IP Dome The OpenEyeCM-715 is a 2megapixel outdoor dome camera which provides an IR cut filter for a true day/night image. The CM-715A features an auto-focus lens.IP66 rated against moisture, tamper resistant, and equipped with an integrated heater and fan for operation in temperatures as low as -40°F (-40°C), the 730 is built for tough environments where normal security cameras cannot survive. CM-715/CM-715A
Outdoor IP Dome The OpenEye CM-730 is a 1.2 megapixel outdoor dome camera which provides wide dynamic range imaging for installations where high contrasting lighting is a problem, and has an IR cut filter for a true day/night image. IP66 rated against moisture, tamper resistant, and equipped with an integrated heater and fan for operation in temperatures as low as -40°F (-40°C), the 730 is built for tough environments where normal security cameras cannot survive. CM-730
Outdoor IP PTZ Dome The OpenEye CM-814 is a 4CIF (720x480) outdoor PTZ dome camera; ideal for all installations that demand high quality video with mechanical pan/tilt and optical zoom control. The 814 provides wide dynamic range imaging for installations where high contrasting lighting is a problem, and has an IR cut filter for a true day/night image. CM-814
1 CH Video Server The VS201 uses either 12vDC power input or PoE and includes a 12vDC power output to easily scale into existing installations. The VS201 has a looping video output for use with CCTV monitors and displays, an RS-485 bus for control of PTZ cameras, and alarm input and output for hybrid sensor integration into OpenEye's NVR and HVR systems. NE-VS201
Accessories The CA-D4000 is a multi-function tool designed to ease installation of analog and network cameras. Its capabilities include display of analog or network video, analog or network PTZ control & network cable testing. CA-D4000
Accessories The CA-730PH adds a sun visor and should be used in warm environments where the camera will be directly exposed to the sun. It also adds compatibility with all CM-511/CM-814 mount options. CA-730PH (Pendant Housing)
Accessories The flush mount kit for the CM-730 allows it to easily be installed in a ceiling for a custom and discrete look. CA-730FMK (Flush Mount Kit)
Basic Configuration OpenEye Network cameras have a default IP address of 192.168.0.250, but have DHCP enabled, so the address may change if a DHCP Server such as a router exists on the network. The IP Finder can be used to locate and configure any OpenEye network camera. Access & Network Setup
Basic Configuration The web interface can be accessed via most web browsers, but live video can only be viewed through the web interface when Internet Explorer is used. Some alternative options exist for live view in other web browsers, however. Web Viewer
Basic Configuration All camera configuration and control can be done via the web interface. The System tab controls network, access and recording settings while Streaming and Camera control picture quality and fine-tuning. Setup Tabs
Basic Configuration The camera’s resolution and codec type for each stream can be adjusted by selecting the desired setting under Video Resolution. Video Resolution
Basic Configuration High compression or low bitrate video requires less bandwidth and storage, but picture quality will be reduced and less detail will be visible in the picture. Low compression or high bitrate delivers optimal picture quality at the expense of bandwidth and storage. Video Compression
Basic Configuration Video Frame Skip controls the frame rate of the streaming video. The default setting is no skipping, which allows the camera to transmit the maximum frame rate possible. Frame Skipping can be used to limit frames by skipping the selected number of frames after each new frame is sent. Video Frame Skip
Advanced Configuration - Home The Home tab displays live video and allows interaction with the camera as applicable. The live video is sized to easily fit within any browser window, but can be set to display full-screen. The stream can be adjusted here, and pan/tilt/zoom controls are available on applicable models. Home
Advanced Configuration - System System configuration allows adjustment of the camera name as well as all clock settings. System
Advanced Configuration - System Accessing any camera function (including live video) requires authentication. This tab can be used to add restricted users with varying levels of access to the device. Security
Advanced Configuration - System General network settings can be modified on this tab or via the OpenEye IP Finder utility. Advanced port settings and UPnP configuration must be configured on this tab. Network
Advanced Configuration - System DDNS stands for Dynamic Domain Name System, and is used to direct a host name, or URL, to an IP address. default, most Internet Service Providers will change the external IP address periodically. With DDNS, an unchanging name is used in place of the changing IP address, so that the same information can be used for connection regardless of the current IP address. DDNS
Advanced Configuration - System Certain events can be configured (on the Motion detection or Application tabs) to send still shots of events to email recipients. This tab contains the parameters necessary to configure the camera to be able to send email. Mail
Advanced Configuration - System All models can be configured to transmit images to an FTP site when a motion and/or sensor event occurs (depending on model). Images can be sent to up to two independent FTP servers. FTP
Advanced Configuration - System All models (except the CM-814) support motion detection, which can be used to trigger recording on a DVR or action by the camera. If configuring for a DVR, only the Motion Detection Setting section is used. Motion Detection
Advanced Configuration - System In addition to triggering recording on a DVR, the camera can be set to send notification (via text or text and still image) to an FTP server or email recipient. If an SD card is inserted the camera can record video to the local card. Motion Detection
Advanced Configuration - System This tab allows management of any inserted SD memory card (on all models but the CM-814). Cards can be formatted here and old files deleted. The camera can also be set to automatically remove old files. Storage Management
Advanced Configuration - System If Motion Detection is enabled, the Recording Schedule (on all models but the CM-814) can be used to determine when it should record to an SD card. Recording can be universally enabled, disabled or set to specific times/days of the week. Recording Schedule
Advanced Configuration - System File Location (called “Snapshot” on the CM-814) allows the storage folder used when clicking the SNAPSHOT or record buttons on the HOME tab. File Location / Snapshot
Advanced Configuration - System Click View Log File to view the system log file. The content of the file provides useful information about configuration and connections. View Log File
Advanced Configuration - System The Administrator can view each user’s login information and privileges on the View User Information page. View User Information
Advanced Configuration - System This section displays raw values for all settings. Parameters can be copied and saved using a text editor and can be used to troubleshoot or compare setting differences. View Parameters
Advanced Configuration - System The Factory Default section allows the camera to be remotely rebooted or ALL settings to be reset. It is important to note that if Set Default is used, the camera may not be accessible until it is reconfigured via the IP Finder. Factory Default
Advanced Configuration - System OpenEye periodically releases software updates for all network cameras that improve usability, functionality and performance. This tab can be used to check the camera’s software version to see if it is older than the version available for download. Software Version
Advanced Configuration - System This tab can be used to apply software updates if they become available. Software Upgrade
Advanced Configuration - System This tab can be used to import or export the camera’s configuration. Once a camera is fully configured, it is a good idea to export the settings to save time in the future should the settings ever need to be re-entered. Maintenance
Advanced Configuration - Streaming The Video Format tab is used to configure stream, resolution and display settings such as the text overlay and image flip. Video Format
Advanced Configuration - Streaming Video Compression settings impact the quality of the video, the bandwidth required to transmit the video and the storage required to save it. Settings should be balanced to provide the required mix of video quality and storage/bandwidth efficiency for each installation. Video Compression
Advanced Configuration - Streaming Video OCX Protocol is the ActiveX control used to display live video in the web browser. In most cases this will not need to be adjusted, but changes may be required on certain restricted networks. Video OCX Protocol
Advanced Configuration - Streaming Video Frame Skip controls the frame rate of the streaming video. The default setting is no skipping, which allows the camera to transmit the maximum frame rate possible. Frame Skipping can be used to limit frames by skipping the selected number of frames after each new frame is sent. Video Frame Skip
Frame Skip Options Actual frame rate is determined by resolution and frame skip setting. To determine the frame rate, divide the frame rate listed to the right of the video resolution setting in Video Format by the number selected in Video Frame Skip. The table below shows what frame rate will be transmitted for each camera at each setting.
Advanced Configuration - Streaming If there is an area of the screen that should not be recorded due to privacy or security concerns, the masking function can be used to block out that area. Up to two independent masks can be configured. Video Mask
Advanced Configuration - Streaming The CM-610 has a build in microphone, and the CM-730 and NE-VS201 have line inputs and speaker outputs. This tab is used to configure audio on these devices and does not display on camera models with no audio support. Audio
Advanced Configuration - Camera The camera tab contains all settings related to fine-tuning the video. This includes brightness, contrast, exposure time and other settings that exist to give a high degree of control over how the video stream looks. Camera Tab (CM-610/CM-710)
Advanced Configuration - Camera The CM-730 has the same basic video adjustment settings as the CM-610/710. In addition, advanced settings such as WDR and IR exist to allow control of the CM-730 camera’s advanced video functions. Camera Tab (CM-730)
Advanced Configuration - PTZ The CM-814 has an extended feature set to handle PTZ functions such as speed, pattern, preset, tour and more. The settings layout is similar to the analog menu on the CM-511, the closely related analog PTZ dome. PTZ Tab (CM-814)
Advanced Configuration - PTZ Camera Control in System must be enabled and the protocol specified before this tab becomes available. Once Camera Control is configured, a connected PTZ camera can be controlled using the Pan/Tilt/Zoom and menu buttons. PTZ Tab (NE-VS201)