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With the Canon VB101 Network Camera Server's built-in web server and FTP server, you can easily view video and control your cameras over the web or LAN using a web browser. Because the VB101 operates using standard TCP/IP and HTTP protocols, the simplicity and versatility of web-based video can be yours.
You can have the flexibility you need in your network video system because a single VB101 Network Camera Server can transmit video to as many as 20 clients simultaneously. The total number of simultaneous clients depends on your network bandwidth, but you can set this in advance to ensure smooth operation. The VB101 can even be set to send periodic data packets so network connection is maintained.
With the network-enabled VB101, managing and controlling your network video system couldn't be easier. With your PC and a standard web browser, you set initial network configurations using the software supplied with the server. Then, once you're set up, you can perform administrative tasks and adjust settings such as image quality and capture rate through your web browser. No matter where you are -- and no matter where your cameras are -- you're in control.
Because it acts as a stand-alone server, you can operate the VB101 without a computer. You simply configure the network camera server, connect your camera and data line, and start webcasting. Nothing could be simpler.
Because it's Canon, you always get the image quality you need. With a maximum image capture rate of up to 30 fps and motion-JPEG image compression, the VB101 delivers -- whether your application is webcasting, distance learning, medical or security.
Bring your web pages to life. Add valuable, stimulating content to your website. With the VB101 acting as your web server, you can transmit video via your website at any time. Web page content can be stored on a flash memory card, transforming your website from a static, online brochure into an interactive, up-to-the-minute experience.
Automatically capture the still video images that are important to you -- whether it's the opening of a door or window, the activation of a motion sensor, or the flip of a light switch. By attaching sensors to the VB101 Network Camera Server through its IN/OUT device terminals, your camera will capture the events you want. Not only that, the VB101 can be programmed to automatically capture still images on the schedule you set.
Two built-in PCMCIA card slots are available for attaching a dial-up modem card, letting you set up a dial-up configuration. You can also expand your Internet video solution by connecting up to four VC-C4 cameras to a single VB101. No matter what your requirement, Canon has you covered.

VB-101 Box Contents

VB-101 Box Contents VB-101 AC Adapter AC Cable RS-232C Cable (miniDIN- miniDIN) RS-232C Cable (miniDIN- Dsub 9pin Female sub) Software CD User's Manual Warranty Card


Network Video Solution Server



DRYOS (Canon Realtime OS)



Image Compression Technique

Motion-JPEG (Image quality range 1-99), JPEG (for still images)

Image Compression Rate

0.1 - 30 fps (variable)

Output Image Size

160 x 120, 320 x 240, 640 x 480

Display Image Size

80 x 60, 160 x 120, 320 x 240, 640 x 480, and full screen size

HTTP Server

Apache 1.3.0 Subset

Log Management

Syslog (mail, ftp, flash memory recording possible)

Camera Control Operations

Pan, tilt, zoom, brightness, shutter speed etc. (Compatible camera: Canon VC-C4), field-of-view, control time, number of camera control participants.

Network Operations

Access restriction (password/host), video connection time, simultaneous connection count (max: 20).

Image Storage

Flash memory card (optional)


Image Input

4 Inputs (BNC x 2, RCA x 2; NTSC/PAL)

Serial Ports

RS-232C x 3 (mini DIN 8, for camera use x 2, for initial setting x 1)


Ethernet x 1 (RJ45, 10 BaseT/100 Base TX auto detect)

Expansion Slots

PCMCIA Type II (5V) x 2

Output Image Size

160 x 120, 320 x 240, 640 x 480

Display Image Size

80 x 60, 160 x 120, 320 x 240, 640 x 480, and full screen size

Display LEDs

Power On/Off, network status, PCMCIA status display


Item Code



9 (w) x 6 (d) 2 1/16 (h) (base unit only)


2 lbs. 10 oz./1300 g (base unit only)

Operating Conditions

32-104°F (0-40° C)20-85% RH (non-condensing)


FCC part 15 Class B

Power Source

AC adapter (100-240 V, 50/60 Hz) included, power consumption 25 W or less.

Compatible Supplies & Accessories

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† Prices and specifications subject to change without notice. Actual prices are determined by individual dealers and may vary.

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