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Starting the Camera

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Starting the Camera
Activating the Boot Menu
Keys of the MOBOTIX Cameras
Recovery Operating System

The camera starts automatically as soon as the power supply (or a network or ISDN cable with inline power) has been plugged in.

By default, the camera starts as DHCP client and automatically tries to get an IP address from a DHCP server. To start the camera in a mode different from the default mode, you can activate the boot menu of the camera.

Activating the Boot Menu

  1. Preparing the Camera

    • Depending on the camera, remove the housing ring and dome (see Keys of the MOBOTIX Cameras).

    • Disconnect the camera's power supply.

    • Reconnect the power supply of the camera.

  2. Activating the Boot Menu

    • The red LED lights up 5 to 10 seconds after establishing the power supply and will stay on for 10 seconds. Press the key as indicated by the red circle in the figure (see Keys of the MOBOTIX Cameras). The camera enters the boot menu, ready for selecting one of the boot options.

    • The LED now flashes once and repeats the flash signal after pausing for one second (the number of flashes indicates the current menu position). To go to the next menu position, briefly press the key again (< 1 sec). After the last menu position, the camera returns to the first menu position (LED flashes once).

    • Available Boot Options:

      LED flashes Boot Option Meaning Audio Confirmation*

      1 x

      Auto Configuration

      Starts the auto configuration in order to operate this camera as a door station (not supported on all camera models).

      Phone ringing

      2 x

      Factory Defaults

      Starts the camera with factory defaults (factory default IP address, users and passwords will not be reset).

      Boing

      3 x

      Automatic IP Address

      Starts the camera as DHCP client and tries to obtain an IP address from a DHCP server. If a DHCP server cannot be found or no IP address can be obtained, the camera starts with its factory default address.

      Boing-Boing

      4 x

      Recovery System

      Starts the camera with the recovery operating system, e.g., in order to recover from a failed update of the camera software.

      Alarm Sound

      *Only on cameras with audio option and installed speaker.

  3. Selecting a Boot Option

    • To select the current boot option, press the key longer (> 2 sec). The camera confirms the selection by flashing rapidly three times. After 20 sec, the camera will play a sound according to the table above.

    • If nothing is selected, the camera will resume its normal boot process after a certain time.

Keys of the MOBOTIX Cameras

MOBOTIX Camera

Position of Key

Pressing Key

D15

Press the magnet of the custom tool onto the spot indicated by the red circle in the figure.

M15

Through the hole in the front element using a suitable item such as a paper clip, but never use sharp or pointed objects!

D25

Remove housing ring and dome, press key on main board.

M25

Through the hole in the front of the camera using a suitable item such as a paper clip, but never use sharp or pointed objects!

Q25

Through the hole in the front of the camera using a suitable item such as a paper clip, but never use sharp or pointed objects!

S15D

Key on the front of the camera.

S15M

Key on the front of the camera.

c25

Through the hole in the front of the camera using a suitable item such as a paper clip, but never use sharp or pointed objects!

i25

Through the hole in the front of the camera using a suitable item such as a paper clip, but never use sharp or pointed objects!

p25

Remove back cover of the camera, press key on main board.

v25

Remove housing ring and dome, press key on main board.

Recovery Operating System

If the regular operating system is damaged while Updating the System Software, the camera will automatically use the fully functionally recovery operating system when booting the next time. All previous settings will remain intact. The camera will hence remain reachable after the next reboot although it is running on the recovery operating system.

The recovery operating system always shows the software version at the time when the camera had been delivered. The recovery system cannot be overwritten.

If Updating the System Software has failed, you should open the Camera Status to check the Software Version of the camera. If the software version corresponds to the version at the time of the delivery, you should restart the upload process with the new version.


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