AXIS 200 / AXIS 200+ Camera Server Quick Installation Guide
The AXIS 200+ Camera Server supersedes the AXIS 200 Camera Server. This guide covers the installation and basic
setup procedures for both products. Should you require more
detailed instructions, please refer to the Camera Server User's Manual
available via the Axis WWW Home Page at
Familiarize yourself with your version of the camera server.
The pictures show the front of the AXIS 200+ and AXIS 200, respectively.
Note that the rear view is the identical for
the two products.
Installing the Camera Server
Follow these instructions to install your camera server:
- Record the serial number of your camera server. Please note
that the serial number is identical to the Ethernet
address of the unit.
- Connect your camera server to the network using an Ethernet
- Connect the external power supply (Axis type PS-D), to
the camera server and check that the power indicator is then
- Acquire an unused Internet address for your camera server.
- Assign the Internet address to your camera server using
the method approriate for your network environment as detailed below:
Windows 95, Windows NT
Start a DOS window and type the following commands:
arp -s <Internet address> <Ethernet
ping <Internet address>
arp -s 192.168.3.191 00-40-8c-10-00-86
|When using the Windows 95 implementation of ARP you
must first, if you have an empty ARP table (seen with
-a), ping an existing unit on your network before
setting the Internet Address of your camera server.
Type the following commands:
arp -s <Internet address>>
<Ethernet address> temp
ping <Internet address>
arp -s 192.168.3.191 00:40:8c:10:00:86 temp
- Access the camera server by entering the
Internet address (URL) of your camera into the location
field of your browser. Example:
- Adjust the focus of your camera by carefully
turning the lens. Reload your browser to test
- AXIS 200:
A white dot on the lens assembly indicates the
approximate focus position for the camera, when adjusted
to the 12 o' clock position.
- AXIS 200+: The camera server is delivered in approximate focus position, with focus set to infinity. If you need to fine adjust to close focus, carefully turn the smaller lens. If you cannot obtain a sharp picture, loosen the lock ring and bring the camera into focus by turning the larger lens.
Tighten the lock ring afterwards.
The installation is now complete and pictures taken by the
camera may now be included into your own applications.
To trigger a camera snapshot, simply enter the
URL of your camera into the location field of your Web browser.
The following picture sizes and respective file references are
available for snapshots:
- fullsize.jpg - Full size JPEG snapshot.
352 x 288 pixels, typical file size 30 kbytes.
Generation time = approx. 0.5 sec
- halfsize.jpg - Half size JPEG snapshot.
176 x 144 pixels, typical file size 15 kbytes.
Generation time = approx. 0.3 sec
- lastshot.jpg - The last snapshot taken by the camera, either a
full size of half size.
- hugesize.jpg - The highest resolution
snapshot available. 704 x 576 pixels. As
opposed to the `fullsize' and `halfsize' images, this
type of snapshot is software generated. Generation time =
approx. 18 sec
- zoom.jpg - Derived from the from the center of
`hugesize'. 352 x 288 pixels. Generation
time = approx. 8 sec
To integrate live snapshot images into your own web pages and
applications, refer to the target snapshot type as detailed
Example: (Adding an HTML reference)
<IMG SRC="http://192.168.3.191/fullsize.jpg" ALT="A fullsize JPEG Image">
The CRON Script
The camera server includes a CRON script service that facilitates periodic command execution. It allows you to program event and/or time triggered functions within the camera server.
From the Camera Server Home Page, you can access an on-line editor for generating the CRON script file. Alternatively, you can use a common text editor and download the file via ftp.
For example, you can program the camera server to store a new fullsize image on an ftp server every 5 minutes.
The camera server can also be activated by logical transitions on its input ports. Thus, by connecting a digital microcircuit to an entrance door, the camera server could be triggered to take a snapshot on each occasion the door opens and then, for example, send an e-mail with the snapshot to an operator.
EyeGet - the JPEG Script
When using the camera server over the Internet, we recommend that it is accessed over an assisting web server and not directly. This is because the camera server has limited capacity for handling the extra amount of buffering that the Internet may generate.
Axis has developed a JPEG collector program that periodically collects JPEG snapshots from your camera server and writes them to a local file on your web server for later retrieval.
The program is called EyeGet and is available in both Windows and UNIX versions. You can download EyeGet free of charge from
Point to Point Protocol (PPP)
PPP support allows you to use your camera server remotely, just as
if it were on your local network. Any PPP capable host can be
used to dial into the camera server.
you wish to use PPP from another host, i.e. Windows NT,
UNIX, click here.
PPP configuration for a Windows 95 host
Follow these instructions to configure PPP from
a Windows 95 host:
Accessing the remote camera server
- Connect the remote modem to the serial port of the camera server
(US Robotics modem recommended).
- From the Windows desktop, double-click on the My Computer
icon and then open Dial-Up Networking.
- Double click on Make New Connection. From within this
dialog, define a <name> that descibes the
connection you are creating in the `Type name for the
computer you are using' field. Select a local modem from
the displayed modem list.
- Click on the configure button to enter the modem
Properties page. Accept all default settings, but ensure
that modem speed is compatible with your modem and does
not exceed 38,400 bps, which is the maximum serial port
speed for the camera server.
- Click the Connection tab and then click the Advanced
OK to return to the `Make new connection' dialog.
- AXIS 200: Check the Software
(XON/XOFF) radio button.
- AXIS 200+: Check the Hardware (RTS/CTS) radio button.
- Enter the relevant phone number information for the
remote modem connected to your camera server. Click Next.
- Click Finish. The system then proceeds to build the
Driver information database and your connection dialog
will then subsequently appear in the Dial-Up Networking
Follow this procedure to dial out to a remote camera server:
- Double click on the newly created icon to establish a
modem connection for your remote camera server.
- Enter your User name and Password an then Click Connect.
The status dialogs "dialing" and "logging
onto the network" are presented prior to the display
of a Connected to <name> dialog that will confirm a
- You can now access the camera server
by entering its Internet address (URL)
into the location field of your Web browser. Please
ensure that you are not using a a proxy server (Netscape:
Options menu\Select Network\Proxies).
|If your Windows 95 computer does not have a dial up networking installed,
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