Cisco WVC210 Wireless-G Pan Tilt Zoom (PTZ) Internet Video Camera: 2-Way Audio

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High-Quality, Flexible, Remote-Controlled Wireless Video Solution for Your Small Business


• High-quality remote-controlled wireless video camera

• Captures images even in low-light environments (1 lux at f2.0)

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

• Supports two-way audio, IP multicast, 3GPP (3rd Generation Partnership Project), and more advanced features

Figure 1. Cisco WVC210 Wireless-G PTZ Internet Video Camera: 2-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.
The Cisco WVC210 Wireless-G PTZ Internet Video Camera (Figure 1) sends live video through the Internet to a web browser anywhere in the world. The camera supports dual codecs (MPEG-4 and MJPEG), which 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, making it ideal for large-volume storage to a network attached storage (NAS) device.
The Cisco WVC210's audio capabilities include two-way audio, an embedded microphone, external speaker and microphone ports, and voice compression. With extensive support for features 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. Network protocols such as 802.1p priority, 802.1Q VLANs, and Dynamic DNS (DDNS) are also supported.
The pan/tilt and digital zoom functions allow you to remotely control the camera movement and focus, giving you maximum remote flexibility. Up to 10 simultaneous unicast users can access the camera at any time. Video monitoring software is included for monitoring multiple cameras and recording to your hard drive, with advanced search by time and date. Recording can be set up to start by motion trigger or by manual or scheduled recording. Playback is available on Windows Media Player, with no need for a proprietary player.
You can also enable security mode, which tells the camera to send a message with a short attached video to up to three email addresses whenever it detects motion in its field of view. You can then log in to the live video stream if the situation warrants. Wireless security features include Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP), Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA), and WPA2.


• Pan, tilt, and 2x digital zoom

• Complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) sensor with glass lens

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

• Captures video and two-way audio (with built-in microphone and external speaker) to your hard drive

• Built-in web server for remote access over IP

• Supports Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) for easy discovery on the network

• DDNS support for available free DDNS services

• Supports up to 10 simultaneous unicast users

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

• LCD screen displays full IP address for easy configuration

• Includes software for monitoring, recording, and playback of up to 16 cameras

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

• IP multicast - supports unlimited multicast users

• Real Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP) video and audio streaming to unicast and multicast clients

• 3GPP allows viewing of video on a 3G 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


Table 1 gives the specifications, package contents, and minimum requirements for the Cisco WVC210 Wireless-G PTZ Internet Video Camera.

Table 1. Specifications for the Cisco WVC210 Wireless-G PTZ Internet Video Camera: 2-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, antenna, microphone in, speaker out, power (5V 2A)



Cabling type

Unshielded twisted pair (UTP) Category 5


Power, Activity, Ethernet, Wireless-G



1/4-in. CMOS


1 lux at f2.0

Focal length

500 mm~infinity

Field of view


Video resolution

640 x 480, 320 x 240, 160 x 120

Frame rate

Up to 30 frames per second

Camera Control

Auto patrol

9 user-defined preset points


± 67°


-34° (down) to +30° (up)

Setup, Configuration, and Management

User interface

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

Web browser support

Internet Explorer 5.x or later with ActiveX support for viewing, recording, playing back, and setting motion detection; limited support for Safari and Mozilla Firefox (no motion detection)


Event logging (syslog)


Firmware upgrades available from web browser

Monitor and record software

• Monitoring and recording for up to 16 cameras
• Monitor live video, record, and play back simultaneously


Dual codecs

MPEG-4 simple profile, MJPEG



Image position

Flip and mirror

Image settings

Brightness and contrast

Video controls

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

Image control

Select video by quality, bandwidth, and frame rate


3GPP for use with 3G phones


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


Time stamp and text description



• 2-way audio with 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


Motion detection

4 detection areas with individual sensitivity thresholds; triggers alerts

FTP uploading

FTP server address and login settings


Messaging, email (up to 3 email addresses), FTP



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

User list

3-level user rights list to view video and to control camera


Login authentication with up to 20-character username and 8-character password



Allow for viewing from any client that supports these protocols, such as 3G phones or QuickTime clients


Synchronizes camera date and time with your network


Allows video clips to be emailed

FTP client

Facilitates scheduling transfer of images to an FTP server


Facilitates accessing the camera by name, irrespective of the camera IP address


Allows auto-discovery of the camera by other UPnP devices


W x H x D

1.26 x 7.83 x 6.89 in.
(32 x 199 x 175 mm)


1.01 lb (.46 kg)


5V DC 2.0A switching power supply


Wi-Fi, FCC, CE, and UL

Operating temperature

-32° to 113°F (0° to 45°C)

Storage temperature

-4° to 140°F (-20° to 70°C)

Operating humidity

10% to 80%, noncondensing

Storage humidity

0% to 90%, noncondensing

Package Contents

• Cisco WVC210 Wireless-G PTZ Internet Video Camera
• Wireless-G antenna
• Ethernet cable
• DC power adapter
• Desktop stand
• CD including setup wizard, user guide and video monitoring software

Minimum Requirements (Camera)

• Wired or wireless 802.11b or 802.11g network
• Network adapter with Ethernet network cable and TCP/IP installed on each PC
• Switch/router to support multiple connection points
• Internet Explorer 6.x or later with ActiveX support for viewing, recording, playback, and setting motion detection; limited support for Safari and Mozilla Firefox (no motion detection)

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

Works With

• Cisco SFE2000P 24-Port 10/100 Ethernet Switch with Power over Ethernet (PoE)
• Cisco RVS400 4-Port Gigabit Security Router with VPN
• Cisco SRW224G4P 24-Port 10/100 + 4-Port Gigabit Switch with WebView and PoE
• Cisco NSS2000 2-Bay Network Storage System

Product Warranty

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

Cisco Limited Warranty for Cisco Small Business Series Products

This Cisco Small Business product comes with 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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