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Harrier 30x AF-Zoom IP Camera (Sony FCB-EV9500L)

Part Number: AS-CIB-IP-00x-9500L-A

  • Ethernet IP camera solution with Sony FCB-EV9500L camera.
  • Low latency, high resolution H.264 RTP streaming video.
  • 1/1.8″-type Sony IMX64AR STARVIS anti-reflective-coated CMOS sensor.
  • Video format (HD): up to 1080p 60fps.
  • 30x optical zoom, 12x digital zoom.
  • ONVIF Profile S for control of video stream and camera.
  • Direct (VISCA) camera control over RS-485 or IP (Software API).
  • RS-485 serial port for interfacing to other devices (e.g. camera pan & tilt).
  • Built-in website for setup and configuration.
  • Options for wireless IP and PoE support.
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The Harrier 30x AF-Zoom IP Block Camera (Sony FCB-EV9500L) provides Ethernet IP video output and is based on the Sony FCB-EV9500L and Harrier IP technology. It supports up to 1080p60 Full HD video output. The very low latency H.264 RTP streaming video is ideal for industrial and real-time applications. Wireless and PoE options are available.

The camera features a 30x optical zoom and its larger 1/1.8”-type STARVIS anti-reflective-coated CMOS sensor guarantees high-quality imaging even in low-light conditions. It offers a range of advanced camera features including Flare Reduction, Noise Reduction (NR), Wide Dynamic Range Mode (Wide-D), Visibility Enhancer (VE), Defog, Super+ Image Stabilizer and many more. See the product specs for more information.

The IP Ethernet video stream is provided by the Harrier IP Camera Interface Board. The high-performance processor device on the camera interface board supports ONVIF services and a system administration website. This Harrier IP Website can be used to control the camera interface board, camera and the IP video output. Application examples of how to add text/graphical overlays to the live video stream and send VISCA commands to the camera via the ONVIF media service are available in the Harrier IP Example Software.

As latency can be an issue in Ethernet IP imaging systems, Harrier IP camera hardware and firmware has been optimized to reduce latency to a minimum. Read more about how to obtain the lowest latency with your Ethernet IP autofocus-zoom camera and IP interface board system. For more details (and measured latencies for our Harrier IP AF-Zoom modules) please download the Technical Note: Obtaining the lowest latency from your Harrier AF-Zoom IP camera.

This Harrier Ethernet IP block camera can be easily evaluated using the Evaluation Kit for Harrier IP. Find a tutorial video on “How to set up a Harrier IP camera” under the Video tab on this page. Four variants of this camera are available, including PoE and wireless options.

Active Silicon is an approved partner of Sony and the FCB-EV9500L and other Sony EV-series cameras are compatible with all Harrier camera interface boards. In addition to IP output solutions, we also offer USB 3 (UVC) or 3G-SDI video output.

Camera Specifications

Image sensor

1/1.8″-type Sony IMX64AR STARVIS anti-reflective-coated CMOS sensor.

Number of effective pixels

4.17M Pixel

Output pixels (H x V)

1920 x 1080, 1280 x 720

Video format

1080p/60, 1080p/59.94, 1080p/50,
1080p/30, 1080p/29.97, 1080p/25,
1080i/60, 1080i/59.94, 1080i/50,
720p/60, 720p/59.94, 720p/50,
720p/30, 720p/29.97, 720p/25

Minimum illumination (50%, High Sensitivity mode ON)

ICR-Off mode: 0.009lx (shutter speed 1/30 sec), 0.0012lx (1/4 sec or 1/3 sec)
ICR-On mode: 0.00008lx (shutter speed 1/30 sec), 0.000005lx (1/4 sec or 1/3 sec, 30%)

Minimum illumination (50%, High Sensitivity mode OFF)

ICR-Off mode: 0.09lx (shutter speed 1/30 sec), 0.012lx (1/4 sec or 1/3 sec)
ICR-On mode: 0.00063lx (shutter speed 1/30 sec)

Recommended illumination

100lx to 100,000lx

Image S/N

50 dB (Weight On)

Gain

Auto / manual (0dB to 50.0dB), 0 to 28 steps

Shutter speed

1/1 sec to 1/10,000 sec, 22 steps

Sync system

Internal

Exposure control

0dB to ± 10.5dB, 15 steps

Backlight compensation

Yes

Gamma

Standard / straight gamma

Aperture control

16 steps

White balance

Auto, ATW, Indoor, Outdoor, One Push WB, Manual WB, Outdoor Auto, Sodium Vapor Lamp (Fix / Auto / Outdoor Auto), Spot AWB

AE (Auto exposure mode)

Full Auto, Manual, Priority mode (shutter / iris), EV compensation, Spot AE, Slow AE

Zoom

30x Enhanced Optical Zoom
36x StableZoom*
12x Digital Zoom

*StableZoom increases the magnification by combining optical zoom and digital zoom.

Lens (wide to tele)

f=6.5mm to 162.5mm, F1.6 to F4.8

Zoom mode

Standard Mode / Variable Mode / Direct Mode

Zoom Movement Speed

Wide end to Tele end:
4.8 s (Focus Tracking ON), 2.9 s (Focus Tracking OFF)

Wide end to Digital 12x tele:
6.1 s (29.97p/59.94p), 6.4 s(25p/50p)

Digital wide to Digital 12x tele:
1.4 s (29.97p/59.94p), 1.6 s (25p/50p)

Focusing system

Auto focus (Normal AF, Interval AF, Zoom Trigger AF [sensitivity: normal, low]),
Manual (Standard, Variable, Direct),
One Push Trigger,
Full Scan One Push Trigger,
Near Limit,
IR Correction,
Spot Focus

Focus Movement Time

∞ to Near: 1.4 s

Horizontal viewing angle (wide to tele)

58.1° (Wide) to 2.3° (Tele)

Minimum object distance

100mm (Wide) to 1200mm (Tele)

Control protocol

ONVIF profile S (via interface board), VISCA (via ONVIF DeviceIO service)

Camera Functions

Auto ICR

Yes

Wide-Dynamic Range (Wide-D)

Yes

Visibility enhancer

Yes

Defog

Yes (low / mid / high)

Noise reduction

Yes (3D + 2D / independent setting (3D, 2D)

Image stabilization

Yes: Super image stabilizer (Super/Super+)

Spot light avoidance

Yes

Motion detection

Yes

Privacy zone masking

Yes

Alarm

Yes

Slow AE response

Yes

Picture effects

Black & white (monochrome image)

Picture freeze

Yes

Electronic flip (e-flip)

Yes

Mirror image

Yes

Slow shutter

Yes

Temperature readout

Yes

Title display

Yes (20 characters/line, max. 11 lines)

Camera mode display

Yes (English)

Specifications - Harrier IP Camera Interface Board

Video input (J8)

The Harrier IP Camera Interface Board is connected to the main camera module by a 100mm KEL cable. The corresponding connector on the camera interface board is the same 30-way miniature connector that carries camera LVDS video signals.

Video resolution/rate

1080p 60fps

Video compression

H.264

SD card (J5/6)

The Harrier IP Camera Interface Board is fitted with a standard micro-SD socket (J5) that can accept cards of up to 512GB. There is also a 12-way 0.5mm pitch FFC connector (J6) to enable connection to external/remote SD card sockets.

Camera control

ONVIF profile S compatible, VISCA (via Ethernet connection and ONVIF DeviceIO service)

Protocol support

ONVIF Profile S, IPv4/v6, HTTP, HTTPS, RTSP, RTP, TCP, UDP, RTCP, ICMP, DHCP

Wireless Protocols

802.11 a b g n and ac
Dual 2.4 and 5GHz bands

PELCO/microphone connector (J7)

The Harrier IP Camera Interface Board is fitted with a 10-way 0.8mm pitch connector to enable connection to a PELCO controller and mono microphone.

USB (J3)

The Harrier IP Camera Interface Board is fitted with a 12-way 0.5mm pitch FFC connector (J3) to enable connection to external/remote SD card sockets.

Operation and Features - Harrier IP Camera Interface Board

Board Options

A Harrier IP interface solution is usually composed of two boards – a SoC processing board (AS-CIP-IP-SOC-001-A) and an Ethernet connection board (AS-CIP-IP-IFETH-001-A).  These two boards are connected by an FFC cable and can be mounted directly on to a block camera or stacked on top of each other.  The boards are available separately, as a set or mounted on a camera (see product image).

A version of the SoC board that supports wireless connectivity is also available (AS-CIP-IP-SOC-002-A).  There are also two versions of the connection board, the Ethernet connection board (AS-CIP-IP-IFETH-001-A) and a Power over Ethernet enabled version (AS-CIP-IP-IFPOE-001-A). Specifications of the Ethernet or PoE connection board are found in the datasheets available for both boards (see download tab).

Operation

When connected to a suitable power supply the Harrier IP Camera Interface Board will boot and then power-up the camera. Once the camera has initialized it will start transmitting an LVDS video stream; the camera interface board will compress the video (H.264), convert it to RTP format, and broadcast it from the Ethernet port. Any RTP/ONVIF compatible application (e.g. VLC player or GStreamer) can then receive and display the video. ONVIF services can be used to control the camera and video stream settings.

When the interface board is connected to the network, any ONVIF compatible application, such as the ONVIF Device Manager (https://sourceforge.net/projects/onvifdm/), can be used to discover the IP address of the board/camera and control the camera/video settings.

Setting an IP address

By default, the Harrier IP Camera Interface Board is automatically assigned an IP address using DHCP, but a fixed IP address can be set using the Harrier IP Website or the ONVIF Device Management Service.

ONVIF and RTSP Services

The Harrier IP Camera Interface Board platform supports an RTSP server for streaming video and the ONVIF profile S standard for camera control. The RTSP server enables connected host devices to receive and control the H.264 video stream.

ONVIF is a SOAP webservice that standardises the network interface for network video products. The ONVIF services include the following areas:

  • IP configuration
  • Device discovery
  • Device management
  • H.264 encoder configuration
  • Camera control

The ONVIF and RTSP services can be consumed from many programming languages and several software frameworks already exist to use those services.
For example:

  • ONVIF can be readily used from C# using Visual Studio’s ‘Add Service Reference’ utility.
  • There are several Python modules available to consume ONVIF services
  • The GStreamer library includes an RTSP client and can be used to decode and display the live video. GStreamer is a C library with C# and Python bindings.

Visual Studio can load the WSDL files that describe the various ONVIF SOAP services and generate a C#class with methods for the various ONVIF functions.

The ONVIF services supported are listed below:

  • Device Management service: allows control of the platform (e.g. set time and date, etc.).
  • Media service: Media configurations are used to determine the streaming properties of requested media streams; this enables control of the H.264 encoder and on-screen displays (OSD).
  • Imaging service: provides configuration and control data for imaging specific properties.
  • DeviceIO service: provides direct communication to the camera serial port (this enables VISCA communication with an attached camera to allow full control of the camera and all its features).

For detailed information on these services please refer to the ONVIF documentation at https://www.onvif.org/profiles/specifications/.

Encoding Interval – Low Latency 1080p30

The Harrier IP Camera Interface Board can be configured to receive a low latency 60Hz video and convert it to a 30Hz video, reducing the latency, network bandwidth and recording space required.

Harrier IP Website

The Harrier IP Camera Interface Board hosts a website which can be used to control the board and camera. When the board is connected, the website can be accessed by entering the IP address of the camera into a web browser.

For more information see the Harrier IP Camera Interface Board datasheet (download tab).

Camera Control over Ethernet

The camera video mode and H.264 compression parameters can be managed using the ONVIF media service. The ONVIF Imaging service enables any ONVIF-compliant third-party software/application to control the camera settings.

However, most AF-zoom block cameras have many more settings than those available through the ONVIF Imaging service. These additional settings are usually managed using VISCA commands sent over a serial interface. The Harrier IP Camera Interface Board supports direct serial communication with cameras; applications can access this serial interface via the ONVIF DeviceIO service.

RS-485 Interface Control Over Ethernet

The Harrier IP Camera Interface Board supports direct RS-485 serial communication with external devices. Applications can access the serial port via the ONVIF DeviceIO service.
Function GetSerialPorts() is used to query the list of available serial ports. The Harrier IP has two ports.

  • SERIAL_PORT_000: this port is connected to the block camera (VISCA communication).
  • SERIAL_PORT_001: this port is connected to the RS-485 port on connector J7.

Function SendReceiveSerialCommand() is used to send and receive data to the port.
This function allows applications to send, and optionally receive, data to/from RS-485 devices attached to the RS-485 port. Please refer to the ONVIF DeviceIO specification for the complete documentation of this function. For serial port examples, please refer to the Harrier IP Example Software.

RS-485 VISCA Service for Camera Control

The RS-485 VISCA service enables direct control/VISCA communication with the block camera from an external host attached to the RS-485 port of the Harrier IP Camera Interface Board.

The RS-485 VISCA service runs at start-up; when connected it receives data from the RS-485 port and will forward valid VISCA messages to the block camera (VISCA address 0x81), or to the Harrier IP board (VISCA address 0x82). When running, the RS-485 VISCA service has full ownership of the RS-485 port; this means that other services (e.g. ONVIF DeviceIO calls) cannot use the RS-485 port while the service is active.

Find more information in the datasheet for the Harrier IP Camera Interface Board (download tab).

Video Graphical Overlay Control

The Harrier IP Camera Interface Board is able to superimpose graphics and text on the live video stream. This includes graphics with transparent/alpha blended pixels. The application manages these overlays using an API from the ONVIF Media service. The overlays can be stored in system memory (volatile) or in the flash on the platform (non-volatile). The flash has a high but limited number of guaranteed writes, hence in applications where the overlays are frequently changed it is recommended that the volatile setting be used. The functions CreateOSD() and SetOSD() of the media profile have had an optional boolean element added to select if the OSD should be volatile (saved to memory) or not (saved to flash).

More in the Harrier IP Camera Interface Board datasheet (download tab).

SD Card Interface

The SD card interface supports all standard micro SD cards (up to 512GB) and operates them in SDR25 mode. High data rates that come with UHS II cards are not supported and UHS II cards will operate in UHS I modes (lower data rate). The SD card can be used to store graphical overlays or video from the camera.

Harrier IP Example Software

The Harrier IP Example Software from Active Silicon contains sample application code that shows how to use the ONVIF services for adding text and graphical overlays to the live video stream and sending VISCA commands to the camera to enable full camera control.

Wireless/Wi-Fi Interface

If your Harrier IP interface board supports Wi-Fi it will have a wireless module fitted and will have a serial number that starts with 724. The title of the Harrier IP Website will also indicate that the board has Wireless/Wi-Fi support.

To receive Wi-Fi signals there must be at least one antenna fitted to the wireless module. The antennae fit to the small microcoaxial MHF4 connectors (A and B) on the module. The connection to a wireless network is achieved using the Wireless page on the Harrier IP Website. On the Wireless page you can scan for available wireless networks, select a suitable network/SSID and enter the password. The Harrier IP will then connect to the network and update the Wi-Fi status on the page. The network SSID and password will be stored and used next time the Harrier IP is powered up. Only one SSID and password is stored.

The wireless network you connect to must be running a DHCP server as, by default, the Harrier IP wireless connection is set to obtain its IP address from a DHCP server. This can be changed by accessing the Harrier IP Website, opening the ‘Network Setting’ web page, selecting the wireless interface, changing the appropriate settings and then clicking on Select. When setting fixed IP addresses please ensure that the address is correct and that you have a note of it before changing it, as it can be very difficult to locate a device at an unknown/incorrect IP address.
Note: when you click on ‘Submit’ the IP address will change and you will need to use the new address to access steaming video and the Harrier IP Website.

Status LED ("LED1/2/3/4")

The Harrier IP Camera Interface Board is fitted with several multi-color LEDs to indicate camera status.

  • LED1 – ACT
    – indicates activity on the Ethernet link (flashing=activity, steady on=no activity).
  • LED2 – LNK
    – indicates the state of the Ethernet link (Green=1G link OK, Red= 10/100 link OK, Off=no link).
  • LED3 – Wi-Fi
    – [to be implemented].
  • LED4 – STAT
    – indicates the status of the board system (steady green=board has booted successfully).

Evaluation Kit

An Evaluation Kit for Harrier IP is available. This kit enables fast and effective evaluation and testing of the Harrier IP Camera Interface Board, and IP cameras based on this interface board.

Specifications - Harrier Ethernet/PoE Connection Board

Ethernet support

On board magnetics for 10/100/1G Ethernet support

Versions

The board is available in two versions, the Harrier Ethernet Connection Board (AS-CIB-IP-IFETH-001-A) and the Harrier PoE Connection Board (AS-CIB-IP-IFPOE-001-A); the latter allowing Power over Ethernet.

Connection to Harrier IP Camera Interface Board

The Ethernet connection board connects to the Harrier IP Camera Interface Board via a 24-way FFC/FPC that also carries power to the Harrier IP Camera Interface Board (and any camera connected to it).

Mounting of the Ethernet connection board

The Ethernet/PoE connection board can be mounted on the back of a camera, or stacked on top of the Harrier IP Camera Interface Board. See product image and views of the boards mounted in the Harrier IP Camera Interface Board datasheet (download tab).

PoE power delivery

On the Harrier PoE Connection Board (AS-CIB-IP-IFPOE-001-A) the PoE power delivery board is an isolated, regulated, DC-DC converter with an output of 12V, an input range of 37-57V DC, a typical efficiency of 84% and full 2250 Volt DC isolation. The board is PoE class 0 IEEE 802.3af compliant powered device with input undervoltage lockout and output current limit.

To guarantee optimal heat dissipation, a heatsink is attached to the Harrier PoE Connection Board.

Physical and Environmental Details

Power requirement

8.25V to 12.25V DC

Power consumption

typical: ~7W; max.: ~10W

Operating temperature

0°C to +60°C (ambient environment).

Storage temperature

-20°C to +60°C.

Operating humidity

20% to 80% (no condensation)

Dimensions (L x W x H)

approx. 153 x 56 x 65.5mm (L x W x H)
(AS-CIB-IP-001-9500L-A and AS-CIB-IP-002-9500L-A [wireless])

For PoE:
approx. 165 x 56 x 65.5mm (L x W x H)
(AS-CIB-IP-003-9500L-A and AS-CIB-IP-004-9500L-A [wireless])

Weight

approx. 484g

Ordering Information

Part number Description

AS-CIB-IP-00x-9500L-A

Harrier 30x AF-Zoom IP Camera (Sony FCB-EV9500L) with connecting cables fitted.

Variants, including options with WiFi module and/or Power over Ethernet (PoE):
AS-CIB-IP-001-9500L-A (Ethernet)
AS-CIB-IP-002-9500L-A (wireless)
AS-CIB-IP-003-9500L-A (Ethernet, PoE)
AS-CIB-IP-004-9500L-A (wireless, PoE)

AS-CIB-IP-001-A

Harrier IP Camera Interface Board system.
Contains: AS-CIB-IP-SOC-001-A (SoC board), AS-CIB-IP-IFETH-001-A (Ethernet Connection Board), FFC cable

AS-CIB-IP-002-A

Harrier IP Camera Interface Board system; wireless.
Contains: AS-CIB-IP-SOC-002-A (SoC board with Wi-Fi module), AS-CIB-IP-IFETH-001-A (Ethernet Connection Board), FFC cable

AS-CIB-IP-003-A

Harrier IP Camera Interface Board system; Power over Ethernet.
Contains: AS-CIB-IP-SOC-001-A (SoC board), AS-CIB-IP-IFPOE-001-A (PoE Connection Board), FFC cable

AS-CIB-IP-004-A

Harrier IP Camera Interface Board system; wireless, Power over Ethernet.
Contains: AS-CIB-IP-SOC-002-A (SoC board with Wi-Fi module), AS-CIB-IP-IFPOE-001-A (PoE Connection Board), FFC cable

AS-CIB-BRK-007-A

Metal bracket, screws and spacers for mounting Harrier interface connection boards to a Sony FCB-EV-series block camera.

AS-CIB-IP-001-EVAL-A

Evaluation kit for the Harrier IP; to evaluate the Harrier IP Camera Interface Board and IP cameras based on that board. Contains power supply, a power adapter cable (AS-CBL-549-503Y), a 30-way micro coax KEL cable (AS-CIB-USL30-100MM, for connecting a camera to the camera interface board), two Wi-Fi antennas (AS-M-026-935G) and Ethernet adapter cables (AS-CBL-935-153S for non-PoE boards/cameras and AS-CBL-020-731U for PoE boards/cameras).

Note : the kit does not contain a camera interface board or a camera; these need to be ordered separately.

AS-CBL-935-153S

Ethernet interface adapter cable, JST to RJ45 socket

AS-CBL-020-731U

Ethernet interface adapter cable, Molex to RJ45 socket – for use with PoE enabled products

AS-CBL-549-503Y

Power adapter cable, barrel socket to 4-way JST connector

AS-CIB-USL30-100MM

30-way micro-coax cable for connecting the interface board to the camera. Length 100mm [Manufacturer: KEL]

AS-M-026-935G

WiFi 4/5/6/6E antenna with MHF-4L plug, 100mm

How to set up a Harrier IP camera

This tutorial video will help you to quickly get started with your Harrier IP camera. Learn what you need for the set-up, how it works and how to control the camera.