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Harrier 55x AF-Zoom IP Camera

Part Number: AS-CIB-IP-00x-55LHD-A

  • Full HD high resolution autofocus-zoom camera.
  • Low latency, high resolution, H.264 RTP streaming video.
  • 1/2.8-type 5MP Sony IMX335 CMOS sensor.
  • Video formats (HD): 1080p – 30/25 fps, 720p – 30/25 fps.
  • 55x optical hybrid zoom & 32x 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 55x AF-Zoom Camera provides a low latency H.264 video stream over RTP. It is a 5MP high resolution camera with a powerful 55x optical hybrid zoom and offers Full HD real-time video at 1920 x 1080p (30 fps).

Special features of this autofocus-zoom block camera include Digital Image Stabilization, Digital Noise Reduction (2D+3D), Privacy Mask Function, High Light Compensation, Intelligent Motion Detection, Defog Function and Day & Night mode (Infrared Cut filter Removal, ICR).

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.

The Harrier IP Ethernet camera is available in four variants: regular Ethernet (AS-CIB-IP-001-55LHD-A), wireless version (AS-CIB-IP-002-55LHD-A), Power over Ethernet (PoE, AS-CIB-IP-003-55LHD-A) and wireless PoE (AS-CIB-IP-004-55LHD-A). It 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.

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 please download the Technical Note: Obtaining the lowest latency from your Harrier AF-Zoom IP camera.

Active Silicon also offers Harrier 55x AF-Zoom camera solutions with simultaneous USB/HDMI, HD-SDI/HD-VLC™ or HDMI video output. For more information contact our team.

Camera Specification

Image sensor

1/2.8-type 5MP Sony IMX335 CMOS sensor

Active pixels

Approx. 5,130,000 pixels

Sync system

Internal

Video format (HD)

1080p 30/25 fps, 720p 30/25 fps

Analog resolution

CVBS

Minimum illumination

Color(1/30s, 72.0dB) : 0.02 lux , BW(1/30s, 72.0dB) : 0.002 lux
Color DSS(1/1s, 72.0dB) : 0.002 lux , BW DSS(1/1s, 72.0dB) : 0.0002 lux

S/N ratio

more than 50dB (AGC off)

Zoom Ratio

Hybrid optical zoom: 55x – optical zoom lens (40x) with additional sensor zoom feature to deliver 55x zoom.

Digital Zoom: 32x

Lens (wide to tele)

Focal length: f=4.25mm to approx. 234mm

Aperture Ratio: F1.6 (wide) to F4.95 (tele)

Angle of View (D, H, V)

Wide: 69.3°, 62.13°, 37.44° (D, H, V)
Tele: 1.48°, 1.29°, 0.73° (D, H, V)

Focusing system

Auto / One Push / Manual / Auto-Ext

Minimum distance

0.1 / 1.5 / 3.0 / 6.0 / 10.0 m

Digital zoom

MAX  32x

Exposure mode

Auto, lris Priority, Shutter Priority, Manual

Gain control (AGC)

0 – 10 steps

Shutter speed

1/1 – 1/100,000 sec

Iris

Closed – F1.6

Digital Slow Shutter (DSS)

Off / 2x / 4x / 8x / 16x / 32x

Flickerless

Off / On / Auto

Brightness

0 – 14 steps

Back Light

Off / BLC / HLC

(BLC – Back Light Compensation, HLC – High Light Compensation)

Day & Night

Auto / Day / Night / Ext-in

White balance

Auto, One Push, Manual, Indoor, Outdoor, Auto-Ext

System (analog)

NTSC / PAL

Control protocol

Serial VISCA
Pelco-D / Pelco-P

Baud rate

2400 / 4800 / 9600 / 19200 / 38400 / 57600 / 115200

Camera Functions

Digital Noise Reduction (DNR)

2D/3D, 2D+3D (Level: 0 ~ 15 steps)

Mirror

Off / H / V / H&V

Sharpness

0 – 15 steps

DWDR

Off / Manual / Auto

(DWDR – Digital Wide Dynamic Range)

Defog

OFF / Manual / Auto

Privacy mask

OFF / ON (8 masks)

Motion detection

OFF / ON (4 regions)

DIS

OFF / ON

(DIS – Digital Image Stabilizer)

Defect detection

OFF / ON

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 30fps

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 Harrier Ethernet Connection Board (AS-CIP-IP-IFETH-001-A) and a Power over Ethernet enabled version, the Harrier PoE Connection Board (AS-CIP-IP-IFPOE-001-A).

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 a video stream; the camera interface board will compress the video (H.264), convert it to RTP format, and stream it to the Ethernet port. Any RTP/ONVIF compatible application (e.g. VLC media 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 camera 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 it can be set to a fixed IP address using the Harrier IP Website or the ONVIF Device Management Service.

When setting fixed IP addresses please ensure that the address is correct and that you make a record of the new address before making the changes as it can be very difficult to locate a device at an unknown/incorrect IP address.

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/ONVIF servers enables connected host devices to receive and control the H.264 video stream.
ONVIF is a SOAP webservice that standardizes 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. Find more information in the datasheet of the Harrier IP Camera Interface Board.

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 an administration website, the Harrier IP Website, which can be used to control the board and camera.

When the board is connected, the website can be accessed by connecting to the IP Address of the camera using a web browser.

Block 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.

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.

More in the Harrier IP Camera Interface Board datasheet.

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 recordings of the camera video.

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 (assembled camera with camera interface and Ethernet connection board)

Power requirement

9 – 15V DC

Power consumption

TBA

Operating temperature

0°C to +50°C

Storage temperature

-20°C to +60°C

Operating/storage humidity

10% to 90% (no condensation)

Dimensions (L x W x H)

approx. 119 x 54 x 65.5mm (L x W x H)
(AS-CIB-IP-001-40LHD-A and AS-CIB-IP-002-40LHD-A [wireless])

For PoE:
approx. 131 x 54 x 65.5mm (L x W x H)
(AS-CIB-IP-003-40LHD-A and AS-CIB-IP-004-40LHD-A [wireless])

Weight

approx 397g

(PoE versions: TBA)

Download File Type File Size

Datasheets

Datasheet Harrier 55x AF-Zoom Camera pdf 460.08 KB
Product Overview - Harrier IP
Datasheet IP Camera Interface Board
Datasheet Ethernet Connection Board (relevant for AS-CIB-IP-001-55LHD-A and AS-CIB-IP-002-55LHD-A) pdf 502.65 KB
Datasheet PoE Connection Board (relevant for AS-CIB-IP-003-55LHD-A and AS-CIB-IP-004-55LHD-A) pdf 559.47 KB
Datasheet Wi-Fi Module (Wi-Fi module available on AS-CIB-IP-002-55LHD-A and AS-CIB-IP-004-55LHD-A) pdf 996.73 KB

Manuals & Quick Start Guides

Technical Reference Manual - Harrier 55x AF-Zoom Camera v1.00 pdf 5.22 MB
Harrier IP CIB Quickstart Guide v2.03 pdf 1.45 MB

Software

Harrier IP Example Software v1.03 zip 653.93 KB

CAD Drawings & Data

3D Model (zipped STEP file) - Harrier 55x AF-Zoom IP Camera zip 10.14 MB
3D Model (zipped STEP file) - Harrier 55x AF-Zoom IP Camera (Wi-Fi) zip 10.16 MB
3D Model (zipped STEP file) - Harrier 55x AF-Zoom IP Camera (PoE) zip 10.76 MB
3D Model (zipped STEP file) - Harrier 55x AF-Zoom IP Camera (Wi-Fi, PoE) zip 10.79 MB
Mechanical Overview - Harrier 55x AF-Zoom IP Camera pdf 628.26 KB
Mechanical Overview - Harrier 55x AF-Zoom IP Camera (Wi-Fi) pdf 630.55 KB
Mechanical Overview - Harrier 55x AF-Zoom IP Camera (PoE) pdf 652.58 KB
Mechanical Overview - Harrier 55x AF-Zoom IP Camera (Wi-Fi, PoE) pdf 654.48 KB

Other Downloads

Tech Note TN015: Obtaining the lowest latency from your Harrier IP camera v2.3 pdf 465.89 KB
Brochure - Cameras for drones, UAVs and gimbals pdf 2.84 MB

Ordering Information

Part number Description

AS-CIB-IP-001-55LHD-A

Assembled camera system: camera with interface boards (AS-CIB-IP-SOC-001-A and AS-CIB-IP-IFETH-001-A) mounted on the camera and with connecting cables fitted.

AS-CIB-IP-002-55LHD-A

Assembled camera system: camera with interface boards (AS-CIB-IP-SOC-002-A (wireless) and AS-CIB-IP-IFETH-001-A) mounted on the camera and with connecting cables fitted.

AS-CIB-IP-003-55LHD-A

Assembled camera system: camera with interface boards (AS-CIB-IP-SOC-001-A and AS-CIB-IP-IFPOE-001-A [PoE]) mounted on the camera and with connecting cables fitted.

AS-CIB-IP-004-55LHD-A

Assembled camera system: camera with interface boards (AS-CIB-IP-SOC-002-A (wireless) and AS-CIB-IP-IFPOE-001-A [PoE]) mounted on the camera and with connecting cables fitted.

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). Does not include boards or camera.

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 (Ethernet Connection Board PoE), FFC cable

AS-CIB-IP-004-A

Harrier IP Camera Interface Board system; Power over Ethernet.
Contains: AS-CIB-IP-SOC-003-A (SoC board with Wi-Fi module), AS-CIB-IP-IFPOE-001-A (Ethernet Connection Board PoE), FFC cable

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, part number: USL20-30SS-005-C).

AS-CIB-BRK-007-A

Metal bracket, screws and spacers for mounting the AS-CIB-IP-SOC-00x-A (x=for different versions) and the Ethernet/PoE Connection Board to a Harrier 55AF-Zoom Camera.

AS-M-026-935G

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

How to set up a Harrier IP camera