The Panasonic BB-HNP17A lets you use a PC at a distant location for recording and playing back images with voices captured by the BB-HCM311A, BB-HCM331A, BB-HCM371A and BB-HCM381A network cameras connected to the LAN or Internet. With the recording of both image and sound, you can "feel" the ambiance that cannot be expressed by images alone. The program permits simultaneous recording of images captured by multiple network cameras. The program is equipped with a motion detection recording function which activates recording only when people or other moving objects are detected and a timer recording function which starts and stops recording at specified times. These two functions can be combined so that the motion detection recording function is activated during a specified time period.
In addition, the timer recording function allows up to ten settings for each camera, so different recording start and stop schedules can be set for weekdays and weekends. Recorded images can be searched using conditions such as a preset keyword, recording type, timer recording and motion-activated recording. Furthermore, all or part of the retrieved image data can be converted to still image data in the JPEG format. The converted images can be viewed by using standard image-viewing applications. The recording capacity limit function lets you set the maximum amount of data to be recorded on the hard disk of the PC for each camera. When the set maximum amount is reached, old recorded data is overwritten by new data, thus allowing the hard disk to be used more effectively.
|Recording Format||H.264, MPEG-4, Motion JPEG|
|Motion Detection Recording||Yes|
|Hard Drive Space Management||Yes|
|Motion Detection Settings||Yes|
|No. of Registerable Camera Units||Up to 64 cameras (the actual number of registerable camera units varies depending on the performance of the PC used)|
|Camera Control||Pan/Tilt/Zoom, Brightness, Resolution, Image Quality, Sound Level|
|Image Display Size||Automatically adjusts to match the camera layout|