Panasonic BBHCM581AW

BBHCM581AW Network Camera

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Brand: Panasonic
UPC: 037988845385
Width: 4 13/16"
Height: 5 1/2"
Depth: 23.31"
Technical Details
Image Sensor: 1/4"CCD sensor, approx. 320,000 pixels

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Panasonic BBHCM581AW

Panasonic BBHCM581AW Network Camera
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See There When You Can't Be There(TM) (BR) Place this plug-and-play camera in your home, office, vacation home or almost anywhere else you'd like to keep an eye on things, with no PC required at the location. The camera can be viewed and controlled from a standard Web browser, video display, or even a compatible cell phone or PDA 1 and requires no additional software for the PC that you're viewing it on. All of the other required software, including control software (TCP/UDP) and e-mail software (SMTP), is already inside the camera. (BR)(BR) Bring Any Image Right Up Close (BR) Equipped with a 42x zoom function (a 21x optical zoom and a 2x digital zoom 2 ), 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 close or far away. (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 camera features an SD Memory Card slot for recording images captured by the network camera directly onto an SD Memory Card (sold separately). (BR)(BR) Power up without a PC (BR) Power over Ethernet (PoE) means you can use your camera without connecting to a PC. Just plug your camera into a wall outlet, and both the power and the data are transmitted over the same CAT5 wire. Plus, 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 350 Pan (left&right) movement and 210 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) Sensor Recording and Image Alerts (BR) With the built-in sensor, the camera can be set to record and/or notify you when someone enters the room. It can even automatically move to a preset location when triggered, just in case someone was viewing a different part of the room. (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)(BR) Features (BR) (UL)(LI)42x Zoom (21x optical)(/LI)(LI)High-speed 350 Pan/210 Tilt with Presets(/LI)(LI)PoE (802.3af-compliant)(/LI)(LI)Progressive Scan(/LI)(LI)Analog Video Output 5 (/LI)(LI)Simultaneous MPEG-4 and JPEG(/LI)(LI)SD Card Recording with Audio(/LI)(LI)0.09 Lux Color Night View Mode(/LI)(LI)Up to 30 Frames per Second 6 CCD(/LI)(LI)Full Screen Monitoring(/LI)(LI)Remote Monitoring from Cell Phone 7 (/LI)(LI)Full Screen 4-up and 12-up Multi-camera Pages(/LI)(LI)Up to 30 Video Users(/LI)(LI)Built-in Web Server/IP Address (IPv4/v6)(/LI)(LI)Audio Capability (2-way)(/LI)(LI)Sensor Input to Trigger Movement(/LI)(LI)Email Triggered by Motion Detection, Sensor Alert, Timer(/LI)(LI)Password Protection(/LI)(LI)Plug-and-play Installation(/LI)(LI)Free Web Address like Interface(/LI)(LI)Image Date and Time Stamp(/LI)(LI)1 Year Warranty(/LI)(/UL)

Panasonic BBHCM581AW Features:

  • Record Directly onto SD Cards
  • Record Only What You Want to Record
  • Bring Any Image Right Up Close
  • Sensor Recording and Image Alerts
  • See There When You Can't Be There(TM)
  • Power up without a PC
  • CCD Sensor for Enhanced Image Expression
  • Create Your Own Free Web Address
  • Control the Camera Remotely

Panasonic BBHCM581AW Specifications:

Color Video Yes
Image Compression JPEG (3 levels), MPEG4
Quality Video Resolution 640 x 480, 320 x 240 (default), 192 x 144
Image Quality JPEG (favor clarity, standard, favor motion), MPEG4
Frame Rate Max. 30 frames/sec (640 x 480, 320 x 240 or 192 x 144)
Authentication User ID/password
IPv4/v6 IPv4/v6 Dual Stack
Simultaneous Viewers Max. 30 simulataneous accesses (max. 10 accesses in MPEG-4 mode with sound playback)
Buffered Images Approx. 350 images (320 x 240)- standard image quality - with time display - without using SD Memory Card
Image Buffer Alarm, time or motion detection-Image Buffer Triggers
Image Transfer via E-Mail (SMTP) or FTP SMTP, FTP, HTTP
Free DDNS Compatible ( 1 Yes
Cellular Phone Compatibility Yes, Remote Monitoring
Zoom Max. 42x (21x Optical, 2x digital)
Image Sensor 1/4"CCD sensor, approx. 320,000 pixels
Viewing Angle Horizontal-Tele: 2.6(degree) (optical)/1.3(degree) (digital), wide: 51(degree)
Vertical-Tele: 1.9(degree) (optical)/0.9(degree) (digital), wide: 38(degree)
Remote Pan Angle -175(degree) up to +175(degree)
Remote Tilt Angle -120(degree) to 0(degree) (on desk) 0(degree) to 90 (degree) (on ceiling)
Maximum Pan/Tilt Speed Pan: 300(degree)/sec
Tilt: 200(degree)/sec
Lens Brightness F1.6 (Wide)
F3.6 (Tele)
Required Light Intensity 2 to 100,000 lux (in Color Night View Mode: 0.09 to 100,000 lux)
Lens Focus Point Auto/Manual (40 steps)
2-Way Audio 2-Way half duplex
CODEC ADPCM (32kbps)
Frequency Range 300Hz - 3.4kHz
Input External Microphone Input Terminal
Output Audio Output: Audio line output terminal for external speaker
Terminal Audio Output: 3.5mm stereo mini jack (output is mono)
Standard -
Antenna -
Wireless Technology -
Frequency -
Number of Channels -
Transmission Speed -
Security -
Network Connection Ethernet (10Base-T/100Base-TX)
External I/O Connector 2 input / 1 output
SD Card Slot for Image Buffer Full Size (operation guaranteed for 2GB, 1GB, 512MB, 256MB, 128MB, and 64MB SD Memory Cards)
Analog Video Output Analog composite (NTSC/PAL)
Speaker/Microphone Jack 3.5mm mini-jack
Built-in Sensor Yes
Power Over Ethernet Compatibility Yes
Operating Temperature Operation: +32(degree)F to 104(degree)F (0(degree)C to +40(degree)C)
Storage: +32(degree)F to +122(degree)F (0(degree)C to +50(degree)C)
Operating Humidity Operation: 20% to 80% (No Condensation)
Storage: 20% to 90% (No Condensation)
Power Source PoE: 48V, IEEE 802.3af-compliant Power over Ethernet
AC adaptor: Input 120V AC
Output 12V DC (option)
Dimensions (H x W x D) 5 1 / 2''x 4 13 / 16''x 4 13 / 16''
Weight 1.43 lbs


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