About this Document
This manual is intended for administrators and users of the
AXIS 221 Network Camera, and is applicable for software release 4.45. It includes instructions for using and managing the AXIS 221 on your network. Previous experience of networking will be of use when using this product. Some knowledge of UNIX or Linux-based systems may also be beneficial, for developing shell scripts and applications. Later versions of this document will be posted to the Axis Website, as required. See also the products online help, available via the Web-based interface.
Safety Notices Used In This Manual
Caution! - Indicates a potential hazard that can damage the
Important! - Indicates a hazard that can seriously impair operation.
Do not proceed beyond any of the above notices until you have fully understood the implications.
Intellectual Property Rights
Axis AB has intellectual property rights relating to technology embodied in the product described in this document. In particular, and without limitation, these intellectual property rights may include one or more of the more additional patents or pending patent applications in the
US and other countries.
This product contains source code copyright Apple Computer,
Inc., under the terms of Apple Public Source License 2.0 (see
The source code is available from:
Video surveillance can be prohibited by laws that vary from country to country. Check the laws in your local region before using this product for surveillance purposes.
Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC)
This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation.
If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
Re-orient or relocate the receiving antenna. Increase the
separation between the equipment and receiver. Connect the equipment to an outlet on a different circuit to the receiver.
Consult your dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. Shielded (STP) network cables must be used with this unit to ensure compliance with EMC standards.
USA - This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B computing device pursuant to
Subpart B of Part 15 of FCC rules, which are designed to provide reasonable protection against such interference when operated in a commercial environment. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause interference, in which case the user at his/her own expense will be required to take whatever measures may be required to correct the interference.
Canada - This Class B digital apparatus complies with
This digital equipment fulfills the requirements for radiated emission according to limit B of
EN55022/1998, and the requirements for immunity according to EN55024/1998 residential, commercial, and industry.
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Japan - This is a class B product based on the standard of the
Voluntary Control Council for Interference from Information
Technology Equipment (VCCI). If this is used near a radio or television receiver in a domestic environment, it may cause radio interference. Install and use the equipment according to the instruction manual.
Australia - This electronic device meets the requirements of the
Radio communications (Electromagnetic Compatibility) Standard
Every care has been taken in the preparation of this manual.
Please inform your local Axis office of any inaccuracies or omissions. Axis Communications AB cannot be held responsible for any technical or typographical errors and reserves the right to make changes to the product and manuals without prior notice.
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