Cisco Small Business Video Surveillance Cameras

Cisco WVC2300 Wireless-G Business Internet Video Camera with Two-Way Audio

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High-Quality Wireless Video Surveillance Platform Provides Flexible Installation


• Wireless box camera with interchangeable lenses and I/O ports that allow flexible installation for multiple applications

• High-quality CCD sensor with low-light sensitivity and an IR filter switcher provides optimal video image under a range of conditions

• Simultaneous dual codecs provide optimal combination of viewing and storage of video

• Two-way audio, IP multicast, 3GPP (3rd Generation Partnership Project), and lots of other advanced features make this solution ideal for surveillance deployments

Figure 1. Cisco WVC2300 Wireless-G Business Internet Video Camera with Two-Way Audio

Product Overview

Cisco ® Small Business Video Surveillance products provide customizable ways for small business owners to monitor and protect their companies. These high-quality solutions can be optimized for many different applications and sites. Each camera can be quickly mounted using the bracket included in the package. Their compact form factor also enables the cameras to be put inside a protective enclosure for interior or exterior installations. The cameras use removable CS-mount lenses and can be customized with optional zoom, wide-angle, vari-focal, auto-iris, and other types of lenses as required for a specific application or setting.
The Cisco WVC2300 Wireless-G Business Internet Video Camera (Figure 1) can be mounted on any pan-tilt (PT) base that supports the Pelco D protocol and can be remotely rotated and controlled through an RS-485 interface. It has two input and two output ports, which can be used to connect the camera to an alarm panel, siren, passive infrared (PIR) sensors, smoke detectors, lighting switch (on/off), door sensors, etc.
The Cisco WVC2300 uses a high-quality progressive-scan charge-coupled device (CCD) sensor, delivering good-quality video. The CCD sensor also has low-light sensitivity so video can be captured even in environments with very low light or during near-dark times of day. Additionally, the camera incorporates an infrared (IR) cut filter that, when used with a separate IR lamp, allows for video capture in total darkness.
The Cisco WVC2300 camera supports dual codecs (MPEG-4 and MJPEG). Both codecs can be used simultaneously. MPEG-4 gives efficient bandwidth consumption with good-quality compression and is optimal for real-time viewing of video. MJPEG gives optimal video quality with lossy compression, making it ideal for large-volume storage to a network attached storage (NAS) device.
The Cisco WVC2300's audio capabilities include two-way audio, embedded microphone, external speaker and microphone ports, and voice compression. With extensive feature support, such as IP multicast, Real Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP), Real Time Protocol (RTP), and 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP), it enables video to be viewed from multiple endpoints and client applications such as 3G phones, and QuickTime clients on PCs or Wi-Fi phones. The wireless capabilities of the WVC2300 include support for 1x2 multiple-input, multiple-output (MIMO), providing better range than traditional 802.11g, and strong wireless security utilizing Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA). Support for multiple network protocols like 802.1p priority, 802.1Q VLANs, and Dynamic DNS (DDNS), make the solution ideal for multiple IP surveillance applications. The cameras can also be managed securely using HTTPS.


• Standard box-type camera allows for flexible installation

• Mounts in a standard outdoor or indoor enclosure

• Provides controls for mounting on a Pelco pan/tilt base to control movement remotely

• Removable CS-mount lens enables the camera to be customized for multiple applications - including zoom lens, wide-angle, vari-focal, and auto-iris lenses

• 1/4-in. progressive-scan CCD sensor delivers good-quality video

• Low-light sensitivity with high-quality lens, sensor, and programmable IR cut filter capability

• Audio input/output for external microphone and/or speaker

• I/O ports facilitate alarm triggers, turn lights on and off, etc.

• IEEE 802.11b/g wireless support with 1x2 MIMO offers better wireless range and coverage

• Dual codecs (MPEG-4 and MJPEG) supported simultaneously

• IP multicast support

• RTSP video/audio streaming to unicast and multicast clients

• 4x digital zoom; can also use optical zoom with appropriate interchangeable lens

• 3GPP allows viewing of video on a mobile device

• Real-Time video recording from the Web interface directly with one button recording

• PC-less event recording directly to Network Attached Storage via integrated Samba client

• Motion detection with event notifications to an email account or alarm log in the monitoring software

• JPEG snapshots at multiple resolutions that can be sent to an FTP server

• Overlay watermarks/graphics and text

• Up to 10 unicast users and unlimited multicast users

• Built-in web server for remote access over IP

• Secure control via HTTPS

• Includes software for monitoring and recording up to 16 cameras simultaneously


Table 1 gives the specifications, package contents, and minimum requirements for the Cisco WVC2300 Wireless-G Business Internet Video Camera with Two-Way Audio.

Table 1. Specifications for the Cisco WVC2300 Wireless-G Business Internet Video Camera with Two-Way Audio



IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.1p (quality of service [QoS] priority), IEEE 802.1Q (VLAN), IEEE 802.11e (wireless QoS), IEEE 802.11i (security)

Protocols supported

TCP/IP, HTTP, Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP), FTP, Bonjour, Network Time Protocol (NTP), DNS, Universal Plug and Play (UPnP), RTP, RTSP, and DDNS


Ethernet, microphone IN, speaker OUT, power (12V, 1A), general-purpose I/O (GPIO), 4-pin IRIS port, RS-485 Serial Port



Cabling type

Unshielded twisted pair (UTP) Category 5


Power, Network

Camera type


I/O ports

• RS-485 x 1 (2 pins) - supports Pelco D protocol commands
• Input control x 2 (2 pins)
• Output control x 2 (2 pins)



1/4-in. progressive CCD sensor


0.4 LUX at f1.7

Lens type

CS-mount lens, fixed focus; adapter included for lenses that require more distance between sensor and lens

Focal length

500mm~infinity (for included lens)

Field of view

47º Diagonal (for included lens)

Video resolution

640 x 480 (VGA), 320 x 240 (QVGA), 160 x 120 (QQVGA)

Frame rate

1 to 30 frames per second (selectable)


Provides iris control for CS-mount auto-iris lens when attached


Web user interface

Built-in web user interface for easy browser-based configuration (HTTP)


Web browser

• Internet Explorer 5.x or later
• Limited support for Netscape and Firefox. Browser controls for pan/tilt/zoom (PTZ), audio, and motion detection are limited or not supported with Netscape and Firefox.

Event logging

Event logging (syslog)

Web firmware upgrade

Firmware upgradable through web browser

Video Compression

Dual codec

• MPEG-4 simple profile
• Simultaneous dual stream




National Television System Committee (NTSC) and Phase Alternating Line (PAL)

Image settings

Brightness and contrast


4x digital zoom

Night vision

IR cut filter for low light

Video controls

Auto white balance (AWB), auto exposure (AES)

Image controls

Select video by quality, bandwidth, and frame rate


3GPP for use with 3G phones


Motion detection

4 detection areas with individual sensitivity

Email alert

3 email addresses

FTP uploading

FTP server address and login settings

Instant messaging

Jabber client support


Schedule by time


Input 1, Input 2, motion detection


Output 1, output 2, messaging, email, FTP



• 2-way audio
• Built-in microphone: 6 mm, -40 db + 3 db
• Microphone input: 3.5-mm phone jack
• Speaker output: 3.5-mm phone jack


G.726: 16 kbps, G.711 A-law and µ-law

Sampling rate

8 kHz

Default bit rate

16 kbps

Included Video Monitoring System Software (SWVMS16)

Monitoring/recording software

• Monitoring, recording, and playback for up to 16 cameras
• Advanced search histogram or by time and date
• Recording set up to record by motion trigger, manual, or schedule; recording and playback


Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP)/WPA

WEP 64 bit/128 bit, WPA Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (WPA-TKIP), WPA Pre-Shared Key (WPA-PSK), WPA2-PSK, WPA2-Enterprise

User list

User rights list to view video and/or to control camera functions. Multi-level permissions (Administrator, Operator, and Viewer)


Logon authentication: 20-character username and 8-character password

Kensington lock

Physical security option



RTP and RTSP allow for viewing from any client supporting these protocols, like 3G phones or QuickTime client


Keeps time of camera in sync with your network


Allows video clips to be emailed

FTP client

Facilitates scheduling transfer of images to an FTP server


Facilitates reaching the camera by a name irrespective of the camera's IP address. Supports DDNS, TZO, and 3322 DDNS services


Allows autodiscovery of the camera by other UPnP devices

IP filtering

Allow or disallow access by IP address


Power options

External power adapter: 12V 1A, 110~120V AC/60 Hz, switching

Power consumption




4.72 x 2.99 x 1.81 in. (120 x 76 x 46 mm)

Unit weight

1.15 lb (0.52 kg)


External power adapter 12V DC 1A 110~120V AC/60 Hz switching


FCC Part 15C Class B, CE, UL, EMC/EMI Part 15B Class B for US

Operating temperature

32º to 122ºF (0º to 50ºC)

Storage temperature

-4º to 158ºF (-20º to 70ºC)

Operating humidity

10% to 80%

Storage humidity

0% to 19%

Package Contents

• Cisco WVC2300 Wireless-G Business Internet Video Camera
• Stand kit
• Antennas (2)
• Power supply (12V 1A)
• 6-foot Ethernet cable
• Adapter ring to allow for C mount lens
• Allen wrench
• Quick installation guide
• CD including setup wizard, user guide and video monitoring software

Minimum Requirements (Camera)

• Wired Ethernet or wireless 802.11b/802.11g network
• Network adapter with Ethernet network cable and TCP/IP installed per PC
• Switch/router to support multiple connection points
• Internet Explorer 6.x or later with ActiveX support for viewing
• Microsoft Windows Vista, XP, 2000, ME, or 98SE to support Installation Wizard
• 2-GHz Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon-class CPU with 512 MB RAM
• 128-MB AGP video adapter

Minimum Video Monitoring System Requirements (4-Camera Viewing)

CPU - Intel Pentium 4, 2.4 GHz

• RAM - 512 MB
• Motherboard - Intel 945 or 965 chip or above; Intel chipset recommended
• Video card - ATI Radeon 9200, NVIDIA GeForce FX-5200, or Intel 945G/965G or later; ATI recommended
• Ethernet - 100 BASE-T or above; Gigabit LAN recommended
• Hard disk - 80 GB or more
• Operating system - Microsoft Windows XP Pro Service Pack 2 or Microsoft Vista

Product Warranty

3-year limited hardware warranty with return to factory replacement and 90-day limited software warranty.

Table 2. Camera Upgrade Accessories



Camera Compatible

Auto Iris

Lens Types



Camera Lens Tamron 3-8mm Varifocal Manual Iris



3-8 mm



Camera Lens Computar Wide Angle 2.3mm Fixed Manual Iris



2.3 mm



IP Camera Fujinon 3-11 mm Varifocal Lens


Yes - DC




IP Camera Tamron 3-11 mm Varifocal Lens


Yes - DC




IP Camera Fujinon 3-8 mm Varifocal Lens


Yes - DC

3-8 mm



IP Camera Tamron 3-8 mm Varifocal Lens


Yes - DC

3-8 mm



IP Camera Fujinon 5-50 mm Varifocal Lens


Yes - DC

5-50 mm



IP Camera Tamron 5-50 mm Varifocal Lens


Yes - DC

5-50 mm


Cisco Limited Warranty for Cisco Small Business Series Products

This Cisco Small Business product comes with a 3-year limited hardware warranty with return to factory replacement and a 90-day limited software warranty. In addition, Cisco offers software application updates for bug fixes and telephone technical support at no charge for the first 12 months following the date of purchase. To download software updates, go to:
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