Panasonic BBHCM371A

BB-HCM371A Outdoor Network Camera with 2-Way Audio

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Brand: Panasonic
UPC: 037988809776
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Image Sensor: 1/4"320,000 pixel CCD

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Panasonic BBHCM371A

Panasonic BB-HCM371A Outdoor Network Camera with 2-Way Audio
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See There When You Can't Be There(TM) (BR) These cameras can be viewed and controlled from a standard Web browser, video display, or even a compatible cell phone or PDA 1 . Place them in your home, office, vacation home or almost anywhere else that you'd like to keep an eye on things, with no PC required on location! They are easy to install and operate and require no additional software for the PC that you're viewing them on. Each camera also comes with a free Web address, which 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), is already inside the camera. (BR)(BR) 802.11b/g Wireless Communication&Ethernet Connection - No PC Required (BR) This camera can communicate wirelessly with standard 802.11b/g wireless devices, allowing the flexibility to install and operate the camera without running network wires, and utilizing SSID filtering and powerful 64/128/152 bit WEP encryption helps to protect your wireless network from illegal intrusion. Since the camera is 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 images on a PC, simply open a graphics-capable Web browser and type in the cameras specified, password optional Internet address. (BR)(BR) Can Be Used Outdoors (BR) This model was designed for outdoor operation, and meet both IPX4 and UL6500 standards of outdoor equipment. They operate down to -4F and up to 122F, and are splash resistant for wet-weather operation. (BR)(BR) Two-Way Voice Communication (BR) Use of the built-in microphone and a separately purchased amp-equipped speaker enables two-way voice communication 2 (transceiver system) between the network camera and a PC used to monitor the camera image. In addition to conventional monitoring of images and sound, voice messages can be transmitted from the PC to the network camera. Voice transmission and reception can be switched easily from the PC used to monitor the image. (BR)(BR) CCD Sensor for Enhanced Image Expression (BR) This camera features a CCD (Charged Couple Device) for sharp, enhanced image expression. The image refreshing speed (maximum) has been increased to 30 images per second 3 for smoother displays of moving images. (BR)(BR) Record Directly onto SD Cards (BR) The BB-HCM371A features an SD Memory Card slot for recording images captured by the network camera directly onto an SD Memory Card (sold separately).(BR) * Voices cannot be recorded. (BR)(BR) Simple Ethernet Connection - No PC Required (BR) 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). (BR)(BR) Control the Camera Remotely (BR) 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 120(degree) of Pan (left&right) movement and 65(degree) 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. You can also click on the part of the image you want to see, and automatically bring that part to the center of the screen. (BR)(BR) Record Only What You Want to Record (BR) 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 4 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. (BR)(BR) Create Your Own Free Web Address (BR) The FREE service allows you to create a personal Web address (e.g., 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 service will keep your camera's Internet address permanent. (BR)

Panasonic BBHCM371A Features:

  • Record Directly onto SD Cards
  • Record Only What You Want to Record
  • Two-Way Voice Communication
  • See There When You Can't Be There(TM)
  • CCD Sensor for Enhanced Image Expression
  • Create Your Own Free Web Address
  • Simple Ethernet Connection - No PC Required
  • Can Be Used Outdoors
  • Control the Camera Remotely
  • 802.11b/g Wireless Communication&Ethernet Connection - No PC Required

Panasonic BBHCM371A Specifications:

Color Video Yes
Image Compression JPEG
Video Streaming Format Motion JPEG
Quality Video Resolution 640 x 480, 320 x 240(default), 160 x 120 1
Frame Rate Max. 12 frames/sec (640x 480)
Max 30 frames/sec (320 x 240)
Max 30 frames/sec (160 x 120)
Authentication ID/Password authentication (Administrator / General Users (up to 50))
Encryption IPsec
IPv4/v6 IPv4/v6 Dual Stack
Supported Network Protocols IPv4: HTTP, FTP, SMTP, TCP, UDP, IP, DHCP, DNS, ARP, ICMP, and POP3 before SMTP
Upgrades Via Ethernet connection 2
Automatic Network Configuration Yes, with UPnP supported router
Simultaneous Viewers 30
Image Buffer About 125 frames (320 x 240) with time display. Expandable using optional SD Card.
Pre-Alarm Image Buffer Yes
Image Transfer via E-Mail (SMTP) or FTP Triggered by external sensor, alarm, motion detection and/or timer
Camera Recording Yes, records data to a web site through FTP or to the hard drive of a local computer.
Max. Bandwidth Control 0.1/0.2/0.3/0.5/1.0/2.0/3.0/5.0Mbps/ unlimited
Free DDNS Compatible ( 3 Yes
Cellular Phone Compatibility View Snapshot and Control from Compatible Cell Phone
Multiple Camera Views Yes, cameras can be viewed in three groups of 4 cameras, or 12 cameras on one screen.
Multi-Language Interface English, German, Spanish, Italian, French and Japanese
Built-in Calendar Timer Yes
Auto Time Adjustment with NTP Yes
Time&Day Access Control Yes
Remote External Output Control Yes
LED Indicator Control On/Off or On During Access
Zoom up to 10x digital zoom
(Free firmware upgrade may be required)
Image Sensor 1/4"320,000 pixel CCD
External Video Input No
Viewing Angle 53(degree) horizontal
40(degree) vertical
Remote Pan Angle 60 (degree) left and right max. (or less based upon user setting)
Remote Tilt Angle -45(degree) to +20(degree) (or less based upon user setting)
Maximum Pan/Tilt Speed Pan: 100(degree)/sec
Tilt: 100(degree)/sec
Preset Locations 23 preset parameters include Pan, Tilt and White balance (including Home position and 2 alarm positions).
(Free firmware upgrade may be required)
Click to Center Yes
Focus Fixed 1m-infinity
Aperture (f No.) : F1.8
Illumination Normal: 3 - 100,000 lx
Color Night View: 0.2 - 100,000 lx
White Balance Auto/Manual/Hold
Adjustments Brightness, White Balance
Exposure Auto
Clear Dome Lens Cover Yes
Video Pass-through No
2-Way Audio Yes (Half Duplex)
CODEC PCM (64kbps), ADPCM (32kbps), Monaural
Frequency Range 300Hz - 3.4kHz
Input External Microphone (not included) or audio source using RCA jack.
Output External Speaker (not included) using stereo mini jack. (output is mono)
Audio Pass-through No
Wireless Technology IEEE802.11b/g
Frequency 2.4000 - 2.4835 GHz
Number of Channels 11 channels
Transmission Speed up to 54Mbps
Security WEP(40/128bit), SSID
Network Connection Ethernet (10Base-T/100Base-TX)
External I/O Connector 2 input / 1 output
SD Card Slot for Image Buffer Yes
Analog Video Output No
Speaker/Microphone Jack 3.5mm mini-jack
Weatherproof (splash resistant) Yes, IPx4
Built-in Sensor Motion Detection (Free firmware upgrade may be required)
Power Over Ethernet Compatibility No
Multiple Mounting Options Wall mount, desk/ceiling mount, tripod mount
Operating Temperature -20(degree)C to +50(degree)C (-4(degree)F to +122(degree)F)
Operating Humidity 20-90% RHG, non-condensing
Power Source 12VDC (120V AC Adaptor included)
Power Consumption 10W
Included Accessories Flexible stand and screws, AC Adaptor, Sunshade, Connector Cover, Rubber Cap, Putties, Self-Bonding Tape and Setup CD-ROM
Operating System Requirements Windows 98SE, NT4.0, 2000, ME and XP (IPv6 : Windows XP only)
Web Browser requirements Internet Explorer 5.5 or later/Netscape Navigator 4.7 (The network camera image is not displayed correctly in Netscape 6.x)
Dimensions (H x W x D) 3 15 / 16''x 3 15 / 16''x 3 1 / 8''
Weight 0.78 lbs

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