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TruVision Mini PTZ 12X Camera
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Chapter 1 Product introduction 1
Product overview 1
System requirements 3
Chapter 2 Installation 5
Installation environment 5
Unpacking the dome camera 6
Removing the protective cover from the outdoor dome camera 7
Dome camera DIP switches 8
Setting up the dome camera 9
Setting the dome camera communication protocol 10
Setting the RS-485 communication 12
Setting the dome camera site ID 12
22-pin connector description 14
Wiring the dome camera 15
Mounting the dome camera on a ceiling 16
Mounting the dome camera on a wall 18
Chapter 3 Menu overview 21
On-screen information 21
Main menu overview 22
Using a keypad to program menus 24
Chapter 4 Basic setup 27
Language selection 27
Camera site ID displayed on a monitor 27
Area title displayed on a monitor 28
Area title settings 28
Preset points settings 29
Preset tour settings 30
Autopan settings 31
Shadow tour settings 32
Auto return settings 34
Chapter 5 Advanced setup 35
Backlight compensation 35
Focus adjustment 36
Exposure control settings 36
White balance 37
Camera settings 38
Pan/tilt settings 40
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Day/night (Day/night models only) 42
Alarm settings 43
Privacy mask settings 45
Time and date settings 46
Schedule settings 47
Appendix A Specifications 49
Appendix B Camera settings checklist 51
Appendix C Warranty and contact information 57
Warranty information 57
Contacting support 57
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The TruVision Mini PTZ 12X Camera is an innovative camera designed for middle and
small surveillance applications. It possesses true PTZ camera features and has a
graphical programming interface for easier customization of camera settings.
Installation of the TruVision Mini PTZ 12X Camera is simplified because it has a single
cable to connect it to power, data, alarms, and video outputs. It can be integrated
with various digital surveillance products, such as DVRs, control keyboards and
various accessories for a total surveillance solution. The dome camera incorporates
several protocols to enhance control and connectivity.
The dome camera is ideal for all surveillance requirements in a wide variety of
buildings such as hotels, department stores, intelligent buildings, amusement parks,
parking lots, factories, hospitals, schools, and stations.
This section describes the TruVision Mini PTZ 12X Camera features.
Precise and accurate dome camera performance
• High resolution 540 TV lines
• Preset speed up to 300°/sec
• 360° endless pan
• Proportional pan and tilt speed
• Preset positions / Autopan / Preset Tour / Shadow Tour
• Digital/mechanical image flip (180°)
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Dynamic Dome applications
• Schedule function
• Multiple built-in protocols
• Lightweight design for easy installation
• Flexible indoor mountings
• 16 privacy masks
• 8 alarms and 1 relay
Superior dome camera image quality
• 12X optical zoom
• 12X digital zoom
• Digital auto slow shut
• Backlight compensation
• Auto focus
• Auto white balance
• Auto gain control
• Auto iris control
• Removable IR cut filter
• Minimum illumination: 1 Lux, 0.2 Lux (B/W)
• 2D / 3D video noise reduction
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For proper operation, adhere to the following operational, cable, and power
requirements for TruVision PTZ Mini 12X cameras.
Figure 1: Example of a system
1. Monitor A
2. Monitor B
3. Control keypad
4. DVR /Multiplxer/ Quad/ Switcher
5. Dome camera
Table 1 below lists the requirements for the cables that connect to the dome camera.
Table 1: Recommended cable requirements
Operation Cable requirement Max. length
Data (RS-485) STP (shielded twisted-pair) cable
Cat-5 cable recommended. If the total cable length
exceeds 1219 m (4000 feet), using a repeater to
maintain the signal is recommended.
Video 75 ohm coaxial cable with BNC ends 1600 486
Alarm Cat-5 cable recommended. 1250 381
Power 24 VAC cable. To determine the size of cable needed for individual applications, see
“Power cable size and length requirements” on page 4.
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Power cable size and length requirements
Using the proper gauge of power cable will ensure proper operation and avoid
voltage drops. See Table 2 below for the recommended cable gauge for varying
maximum cable lengths and power draws.
Table 2: Recommended power cable gauges based on maximum lengths for an operating voltage
of 24 VAC (±10%)
Wire gauge Indoor dome cameras (14 W) Outdoor dome cameras (54 W)
feet meters feet meters
10 2.59 2061 628 534 163
12 2.05 1294 394 335 102
14 1.63 813 247 211 64
16 1.29 512 156 133 41
18 1.02 322 98 83 25
20 0.81 203 62 53 16
22 0.64 127 39 33 10
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Complete all the necessary programming before y