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C H A P T E R
Cisco Video Surveillance System IP Camera User Guide
This chapter provides an overview of the Cisco Video Surveillance IP Camera and its features. It
includes these topics:
If you use the IP camera with Cisco Video Surveillance Manager (VSM), not all IP camera features are
currently supported. These features are noted throughout this manual. For more detailed information,
including usage guidelines and troubleshooting tips, see
IP Camera Features
The Cisco Video Surveillance IP Camera offers a feature-rich digital camera solution for a video
surveillance system. It provides high-quality, bandwidth-efficient video capture and transmission, with
support for D1 resolution, motion-triggered viewing, and MPEG-4 encoding. It can be powered through
an external power supply or by integrated Power over Ethernet (PoE).
In addition, the IP camera provides networking and security capabilities, including multicast support,
hardware-based Advanced Encryption Standard (AES), and hardware-based Data Encryption
Standard/Triple Data Encryption Standard (DES/3DES) encryption.
The IP camera includes the following key features:
Built-in MPEG4 encoder—An internal MPEG4 encoder can generate up to two video streams.
Day/night switch support—An IR-cut filter provides increased sensitivity in low-light conditions.
Two-way audio communication—Audio can be encoded with the video. With the internal or
optional external microphone and optional external speaker, you can communicate with people at
the IP camera location while you are in a remote location and viewing images from the IP camera.
Multi-protocol support—Supports these protocols: DHCP, FTP, HTTP, HTTPS, NTP, RTP, RTSP,
SMTP, SSL/TLS, and TCP/IP.
Web-based management—You perform ongoing administration and management of the IP camera
through web-based configuration menus.