Firmware Notice: VB-M42 Firmware Version. 1.2.0




Firmware Version 1.2.0 incorporates the following fixes and improvements:

  1. Support for Russian/Turkish Languages.
  2. Added Haze Compensation function.
  3. Support for Area Zoom/Drag to Move controls.
  4. Support for Viewer PTZ function as an addition to VB Viewer.
  5. Added Log Notifications.
  6. Enhanced the quality of the Smart Shade Control Auto Mode.
  7. Decreased the data size by reducing the noise when recording in low light conditions.
  8. Reduced the playback delay in H.264 mode.
  9. Increased the number of camera positions registered to 64 in the preset.
  10. Presets can be set in the digital zoom areas.
  11. Added FTP Server menu options. The FTP server can now be set to "Disable".
  12. Added a mode in [Encrypted Communications] that can be set to HTTP, HTTP and HTTPS, or HTTPS only.
  13. Support for multicast DNS.
  14. Support for SNMPv3.
  15. Support for TLS1.1/TLS1.2. SSL3.0 is no longer supported.
  16. Support for Group 5 and Group 14 in [DH Group] within [IPsec].
  17. The factory default settings have changed. However, settings made by the user prior to the update will stay the same.
    - [Pan/Tilt Speed Control] in [Camera control]
         Before update: "Control at set speed" => after update: "Control by zoom position"
    - [Multicast TTL] in [Audio Multicast / RTP Streaming 1-5]
        Before update: "0" => after update "1"
    - [Use FTP Server] in [FTP]:
         i. Before update: "Enable" => after update: "Disable"
  18. Changed the listing order of the default Media Profile to increase the connectability with ONVIF.

Firmware Version 1.2.0 contains all the improvements from previous firmware versions.
Firmware Version 1.2.0 is for Network Cameras with firmware version 1.1.0 or older.

If you decide to upgrade to this firmware, refer to the readme file "Readme-E.txt", and use the firmware file listed below, as well as the latest Camera Management Tool.

The latest Camera Management Tool and its manual will need to be downloaded separately.
Firmware file and tool:

File Type File Name
Read Me Instructions (including change history) Readme-E.txt
Firmware File vbm42v120.bin
Camera Management Tool CCMTInstall.exe      

The firmware contains software modules developed by third parties. The details are available in the download: Readme-E.txt. The Third-party Software License (ThirdPartySoftware-E.pdf) and the license conditions are available in the OpenSource Folder which is inside the LICENSE folder.


Download Firmware Version 1.2.0 for the VB-M42 Network Camera.

This information is for residents of the United States and Puerto Rico only. If you do not reside in the USA or Puerto Rico, please contact the Canon Customer Support Center in your region.

Thank you,
Customer Support Operations
Canon U.S.A., Inc

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