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)