AV10115DN

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AreconteVision AV10115DN

10MP camera from Arecont Vision.

Has day/night (IR). No IR Leds included.

Requires a lens that may or may not be included when you purchase. I recommend varifocal (adjustable). The user manual for Areconte cameras recommends some potential lens brands.

It is 10MP. That is potentially 3500x2700 or so pixels. Consider this early 10MP quality however. These are 2010-2011 tech.

Positives

  • TFTP, MJPEG, and H264 modes. MJPEG tested and confirmed working.
  • Cameras can be programmed and accessed through URLs (GET Requests)
  • Older model cameras are comparable to modern Chinese cameras and roughly the same price (buy while you can).
  • Easy to configure through web portal
  • Made in USA

Negatives

  • No ability to send image files somewhere
  • MJPEG mode occasionally gave me a blue screen on this particular camera.
  • API SDK and docs require NDA
  • New cameras are priced for large business
  • Enclosures and lens might need to be purchased separately (not an issue if indoors for enclosure)
  • No reset button on the cameras. If admin password is set, you might have to use their program to reset your camera.
  • Seems to run a little hot. Has a very small case which may contribute. But good for low temperature.

Overall Opinion From the brief time I've used this camera, it's compatibility with ZM is good. These are not cheap, but if you find them for a good price, then try one out.



Mjpeg Stream

The user manual explains everything, but I will leave notes here to encourage the trepidatious to look into these cameras more.


The mjpeg stream can be accessed in a web browser at the following IP: http://<ipaddress>:80/mjpeg?res=half&x0=0&y0=0&x1=3648&y1=2752&quality=10&doublescan=0&fps=5

Replace mjpeg with image, remove fps, and you can access the static jpg.

Zoneminder Settings

  • Source: Remote
  • Remote Protocol: HTTP
  • Remote Method: Simple
  • Remote Host Name: <ipaddress>
  • Remote Host Port: 80
  • Remote Host Path: mjpeg?res=half&x0=0&y0=0&x1=3658&y1=2752&quality=10&doublescan=0&fps=5
  • Target Colourspace: 24 bit
  • Capture Width: 1824
  • Capture Height: 1376



Tested in ZM 1.30, Ubuntu 14.04, 10115DNv1 (firmware 65231). Some of their cameras may or may not support either mjpeg or h264 (I think all have mjpeg, but not 100% sure). Refer to the HTTP Stream User manual for their cameras to 'verify' which video modes are provided. There are blurbs in the beginning that explain which camera models have which encodes. Some definitely do NOT have h264.

Notes

It's possible to skip some of the flags and still get the stream to display.

You can double the size of the capture width and height by changing res=full.

Do NOT use binning mode. It is not compatible with ZM. (Some kind of proprietary jpg stream?, which is very high fps, but breaks ZM).

While you will program a set stream size in the camera, sometimes the stream ZM needs will be smaller. For example, if I program 1600x1200, the actual stream might be 1450x1100. Preview the mjpeg stream in your web browser and use that resolution.

Failing to get the resolution right will result in errors such as: Unable to read subheader Select Error Unable to read content


These cameras can have static ips if they were previously used. Listen on the network interface (tcpdump) and watch for packets that indicate what IP the camera has. If that doesn't work, use the program A.V. provides to detect the cameras on the network.


For further information: Refer to user manual.


Edit

Since setting this camera up in a production environment, I've noticed some dropouts. It seems to record everything, but drops out for a second or two (blue screen) in record mode here or there. It may be my setup (cabling, noise...)