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Language and Start Page

Open the Language and Start Page dialog to define the camera's behavior when a browser connects to the camera. You can modify the start page, the camera's language and certain page options of the camera.

Select Entry Page

Select the start page that will be displayed when a browser connects to the camera.

Option Description

The Guest screen displays the camera's current image. The camera configuration cannot be changed. However, the frame rate can be modified temporarily.

This page should be set as start page in the Users and Passwords dialog, if user names and passwords have been set for all three access levels (admin, user, guest) in order to protect the camera from unauthorized access.


The Live screen displays the camera's current image. The camera displays a set of softbuttons to the left of the live image. The drop-down menus above the image allow changing certain image parameters.

This page has been preset as the default start page.

Player On the Player screen, you can play back the stored events. The events will be played back automatically, regardless of the storage location (internally in the RAM or externally on a file server; see also Storage on External File Server / Flash Device).

The MultiView screen displays multiple cameras or events on one screen. Open the MultiView Screens dialog, if you would like to configure a screen.


The Multiwatcher screen can display several cameras, the last event and an alarm list for each camera and also offers sound notification and alarm acknowledgement.

A camera's Multiwatcher can be used to show the images from several cameras and to work as a proxy for these cameras. This feature is especially interesting behind a firewall or a router, since you only need to open one port for access the Multiwatcher camera from the outside to see the images and the events of all displayed cameras.

PDA The PDA screen displays the camera's current image for low-resolution devices (PDAs/MDAs and mobile phones).
PDA Event List The PDA Event List displays an overview of the stored events in form of a list, also for low-resolution devices.

Page Design

Set the Background Image that will be displayed on any page of the camera user interface in the browser. You may any image file that has been loaded into the camera using the Manage Image Files dialog. Image files loaded from a URL (e.g. your own web site) are not available as background image.

Page Options

Set the desired options for displaying camera pages in this section.

Option Description
Language Select the language for the user interface.
Display of the Pull-Down Menus (Quick Controls)

Display or hide the pull-down menus of the Live screen.

These menus are used for quickly configuring frequently used parameters.

Refresh Rate for Guest Access

Set the maximum and the default refresh rate for the Guest screen.

This setting does not affect the refresh rate of the Live screen.

Refresh Rate for User Access

Set the maximum and the default refresh rate for the User access (the Live screen).

Operating Mode

Select how the browser gets the images from the camera:

  • JavaScript: The browser executes a JavaScript that pulls the images from the camera using the desired frame rate. This operating mode is available for all JavaScript-capable browsers.
  • Server Push: The camera sends ("pushes") the images to the browser in one image stream. This operating mode is available for all Netscape-type browsers (Netscape, Mozilla, Firefox).
  • ActiveX: Uses the integrated ActiveX plug-in, if Internet Explorer on Windows computers is being used. Besides other enhanced options, the ActiveX plug-in also offers the possibility to hear the lip-synchronous sound as it is recorded by the camera microphone. Read The Live Screen of the MOBOTIX Camera help page for further information.
  • Java: The browser downloads and runs a Java applet, that shows the camera's images. This operating mode should only be used if none of the other methods seem to work.
Page Refresh Rate Set a period of time after which the camera reloads the page completely. This can eliminate problems with certain browsers.
Preview Mode You can use the Preview mode for all camera screens. In Preview mode, the camera screens only show small preview images, thus drastically saving on bandwidth. Image size is fixed at 160x120 pixels when the camera shows the image of one sensor and 320x160 pixels for two image sensors. The Preview mode applies to theGuest, Live, Player and MultiView screens.

Storing the Configuration

Click on the Set button to activate your settings and to save them until the next reboot of the camera.

Click on the Close button to close the dialog. While closing the dialog, the system checks the entire configuration for changes. If changes are detected, you will be asked if you would like to store the entire configuration permanently.

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