The Cisco® Video Surveillance 2500 Series IP Camera is a high-resolution, feature-rich digital camera designed for superior performance in a wide variety of video surveillance applications. The camera employs MPEG-4 and MJPEG compression to stream 30 frames per second (fps) at D1 NTSC resolution (720 x 480) or 25 fps at D1 PAL resolution (720 x 576), offering efficient network utilization while providing high-quality video. Contact closures and two-way audio allow integration with microphones, speakers, and access control systems. (Note: Not all features are supported when using the camera with Cisco Video Surveillance Manager.) With its open, standards-based design, the camera provides an ideal platform for integration and operation as an independent device or as part of a Cisco Video Surveillance network.
Figure 1. Figure 1. Wireless and Wired IP Cameras Shown with Optional DC Auto Iris Lens
The Cisco Video Surveillance 2500 Series IP Camera offers a variety of benefits, including:
• Wide dynamic range. The camera employs powerful digital imaging technology, allowing it to capture high-quality images in a wide variety of lighting conditions. It uses a progressive scan image sensor with global electronic shuttering to ensure natural color rendition, zero blooming and smear, and minimal motion blurring.
• Dual streaming. The camera can stream MPEG-4 and MJPEG video simultaneously. Each video stream canbe configured with individual resolution, quality, and frame rate settings.· Day/night operation. The camera provides true day/night functionality that includes an IR filter that automatically switches to night mode in low light scenes. This function can be set to manual or automatic control.
• Flexible power options. The wired version of the 2500 camera supports Power over Ethernet (PoE) 802.3af or DC power through an optional external power supply.
• Wireless capabilities. The wireless IP camera model supports 1 x 2 Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) communication, which provides better data throughput and higher link range than single antenna designs. The wireless IP camera offers strong wireless security using Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA)/WPA2 and supports various network protocols for 802.1x authentication.
• Embedded security and networking.* The camera provides 802.1X authentication and hardware-based Advanced Encryption Standard (AES). For enhanced bandwidth management, the camera supports IP Multicast.
• Event notification.* The camera can examine designated areas in the video for motion activity and then notify users or other applications when it detects activity that exceeds a predefined threshold. The camera also provides two digital inputs and two digital outputs that can be used to initiate specific actions when an alarm is detected.
• Mounting options.* The camera can be installed with a fixed mount or with an optional external pan/tilt mount and motorized zoom lens.
Note: Features with an asterisk are not available when the camera is used with Cisco Video Surveillance Manager.
Table 1 describes the features of the Cisco Video Surveillance 2500 Series IP Camera.
Table 1. Cisco Video Surveillance 2500 Series IP Camera Features
1/3-in. progressive-scan CMOS sensor with wide dynamic range
Automatic white balance (AWB), automatic back lighting, automatic gain control (AGC), automatic exposure (AE), auto/manual iris
102 dB typical/120 dB maximum
• Color mode: F1.4 @ 0.65 lux
• Black and white mode: F1.4 @ 0.08 lux
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR)
Accepts manual or DC auto iris lens
MPEG-4 SP level 0 to 4, ASP level 0 to 5
G.711 A-Law, G.711 U-Law, G.726
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR)
Resolution and Frame Rate
• 720 x 480/576 @ 30/25 fps (D1)
• 704 x 480/576 @ 30/25 fps (4CIF)
• 352 x 240/288 @ 30/25 fps (CIF)
• Single-stream MPEG-4 up to D1 720 x 480/576 @ 30/25 fps
• Single-stream MJPEG up to D1 720 x 480/576 @ 15 fps
• Dual-stream: MPEG-4 and MJPEG
• Primary stream MPEG-4 programmable up to 704 x 480/576 @ 25/20 fps
• Secondary stream MPEG-4/MJPEG (selectable) programmable up to 352 x 240/288 @ up to 15 fps
Dynamic Host Control Protocol (DHCP), File Transfer Protocol (FTP), Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP), Secure HTTP (HTTPS), Network Time Protocol (NTP), Real-Time Transport Protocol (RTP), Real-Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP), Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP), Secure Sockets Layer/Transport Layer Security (SSL/TLS), Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Quality of Service (QoS)*
Differentiated services code point (DSCP) marking
• 12 VDC, through optional external power supply, available separately
• PoE (802.3af) @ 48V/0.3A (wired only)
* Not supported when the camera is used with Cisco Video Surveillance Manager.
Table 2 provides wireless specifications for the Cisco Video Surveillance 2500 Series IP Camera.
Table 2. Cisco Video Surveillance 2500 Series IP Camera Wireless Specifications
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