These panasonic ip network cameras can be viewed and controlled from a standard Web browser, video display, or even a compatible cell phone or PDA1. Place the cameras in your home, office, vacation home or anywhere you'd like to keep an eye on with no PC required on location. There easy to install and operate & require no additional software for the PC that you're viewing them on. Each camera also comes with a free Web address, that can track the camera automatically. All you need is a regular Web browser to view them on your PC, as all of the other required software, including control software (TCP/UDP) and e-mail software (SMTP), it's already inside the camera.
Our cameras are attached through an Ethernet connection (or router) and power source, you don't need a computer at each location you want monitored. Each camera has a built-in Web server with IP address. To view the camera's images on a PC, simply open a graphics-capable Web browser and type in the cameras specified Internet address(password optional).
Using a standard Web browser, video display, or even a compatible cell phone or PDA, you can control the movement of the camera. There is 350? of Pan (left & right) movement and 220? of Tilt (up & down) movement available. You can also assign a "Home Position" that allows you to return the camera to a pre-designated shooting position. Up to eight shooting positions can be registered in advance, so you can aim the camera exactly where you want it. And, when viewing a camera's images, you can click on the part of the image you want to see, and automatically bring that part to the center of the screen.
Equipped with a 42x zoom function (a 21x optical zoom and a 2x digital zoom2), the camera lets you zoom in and out in a total of 12 steps (10-step optical zoom and 2-step digital zoom) to view objects that are far away.
With a common 2.5mm stereo to composite (RCA) video cable, you can connect the KX-HCM280 to a standard piece of video equipment, such as a TV, VCR, or Hard Disk Recorder. With this you can create a remote controlled video camera for public events or even record the camera's images onto a standard video recorder.
The camera can be set to automatically record video at certain times and certain speeds. In addition, with optional, external sensors attached to the camera, it is possible for the camera to email or record when triggered by motion, sound, light, timer, or even a push button. These convenient functions eliminate your need to constantly check the image.
The FREE viewnetcam.com service allows you to create a personal Web address (e.g., https://bob.viewnetcam.com) at which your camera's live image can be found on the Internet. Access your Panasonic Network Camera live from virtually any Internet connection point around the world! Your Web browser is the only software you'll need. Here's how the camera and service works: special software embedded within your Panasonic Network Camera gives your camera the ability to locate your unique Internet address. No matter what kind of Internet connection you have or which Internet provider you use, the viewnetcam.com service will keep your camera's Internet address permanent.
- Connecting the camera to the Internet requires Internet access and may require that you obtain additional hardware such as a cable or DSL modem, or a hub or router with a 10Base-T Ethernet connection. The camera will not be accessible from across the Internet unless the Internet connection is active. We cannot guarantee that your Internet connection will always be available. The frame rate of the motion image may be dependent upon the uplink speed of the Internet connection and other factors. Viewing may involve some time delay. Recommended minimum 100kbps upstream bandwidth for camera.
- Digital zoom may significantly decrease resolution
- Email transmission may not be possible in some cases due to the mail server authentication system (SMTP authentication, etc.) used by your Internet service provider.