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Panasonic BB-HCM547A Network Camera

IPv6 protocol ready
PoE Power over Ethernet ready
Panasonic BB-HCM547A Network Camera

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Panasonic BB-HCM547A Network Camera

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By sending images in both MPEG-4 and JPEG formats, the Panasonic BB-HCM547A Network Camera lets you monitor with a variety of environments -- a PC in the office, a cell phone around town, or a TV in a waiting room. Its PoE capability allows it to be installed in places where it is difficult to provide power, like near an entranceway or elevator, or in a factory or warehouse. The BB-HCM531 can also be used outdoors to further expand its range of application. Using a network resolves many of the limitations that exist for installing and using conventional analog cameras, to greatly expand your business opportunities through Zero Distance Management. Zero Distance Management is a new business style made possible by Panasonic network cameras. It allows safe, smooth, economical business management that is totally free from conventional distance and time limitations.

Place this Plug and Play camera almost anywhere you'd like to keep an eye on things, with no PC required on location! Panasonic Network Cameras can be viewed and controlled from a standard web browser. They're easy to install, easy to operate, and require no additional software for viewing on your PC or cell phone. Panasonic network cameras are a great way to keep an eye on your home, business, or just about anywhere else. You can view images from a compatible PC, Cell Phone, PDA, or Television. Each camera is web-enabled, so no PC is required at the camera location; all you need is a broadband connection. View multiple local or remote cameras on your TV (with optional TV adapter) with zoom, pan and tilt control.

Panasonic BB-HCM547A Key Features

Panasonic BB-HCM547A Network Camera
Dome-Shaped Camera for Neat Mounting on the Ceiling Or Under Eaves
This is a dome-shaped camera with integrated mounting hardware ideal for indoor ceiling use or outdoors under eaves. Conventionally, to mount Panasonic cameras (other than the optical zoom type) on the ceiling, a separate dedicated stand was necessary. The integration of the mount equipment and the neat design of the dome shape allow you to mount the camera anywhere conveniently.
PoE (Power over Ethernet) Capability
Panasonic 500 series IP Network Cameras featuring PoE (Power over Ethernet) use a single standard data cable for video, data and power. You benefit from simplified installation anywhere you can run ethernet cable. Since you don't have to have AC outlets installed near your cameras(s), you eliminate electrician costs. And a PoE splitter may be installed where network cameras are not 802.3af standard compliant. There's web-based remote monitoring and resetting of network cameras and IP terminals, plus UPS backup for all network security devices by a single centralized UPS unit.
4.6x Power Zoom Wide-Angle Lens (2.3x Optical, 2x Digital)
The use of a 73-degree wide-angle lens lets you monitor a wide area in a single view. The coverage can be increased even more by combining pan and tilt operation. Equipped with a 4.6x zoom function (a 2.3x optical zoom and a 2x digital zoom), the camera lets you zoom in and out to view objects that are close or far away.
Motion Sensor
This function detects changes by reacting to a camera threshold or sensitivity that is set in advance on the PC.
Splash Resistant Body Indoor / Outdoor Network Camera
The camera can be mounted just as it is onto a store eave or other outdoor location. This allows installation in a variety of places to expand its scope of application. Complies with IEC 60529, equivalent to IPX4 splash resistance.
HTTPS Data Encryption Deters Electronic Eavesdropping
Image/voice data is sent in encrypted form, making it very difficult for someone else to eavesdrop on the network.
Progressive Scan
Progressive scanning eliminates the blurring that often occurs with interlaced scanning, to produce a high-quality image.
Analog Video Output (NTSC and PAL Compatible)
By connecting a cable directly to the camera's video output terminal, you can use your existing TV or video recorder for monitoring. When using analog video output, the camera automatically switches to interlace scanning to suppress flicker in motion images. A mini video cable (with 3.5-mm mini plug) is required.

The camera cannot be controlled when using analog video output. The video image displays poorly in color night view mode.

MPEG-4 Video
Provides smooth motion images even with limited network speeds or a smaller volume of image data.
Motion JPEG Video
Motion JPEG is recommended for recording higher quality images. Three image quality modes (Favor Clarity, Standard, Favor Motion) are available.
Simultaneous MPEG-4 and JPEG
Camera simultaneously sends MPEG-4 images in three resolutions (VGA*, QVGA, and SCIF), and JPEG images in the same three resolutions in Favor Motion, Standard, and Favor Clarity image-quality types. MPEG-4 is recommended for viewing smooth motion images, and JPEG is recommended for recording higher quality images.
Two-Way Audio Communication
By using the built-in microphone and a separately purchased speaker, you can speak to someone near the camera while monitoring. This gives you more precise communication to lessen the inconvenience of being in a distant location.

Walkie-talkie type conversation. The audio feature does not work with cell phones.

SD Memory Card Slot Recording With Audio
A large number of images can be saved onto an SD Memory Card inserted into the camera. The images on the card can be checked over the Internet, or if no network is being used, monitoring is possible using only the camera by simply storing the images onto the card.
0.2 Lux Color Night View Mode
When the subject darkens, the camera automatically adjusts the brightness to show you the image. The Color Night View Mode brings the minimum light requirement down to 0.2 lux, letting you capture images even in dimly lit places.
Remote Pan/Tilt and Digital Zoom Control With Presets
The camera angle can be varied by remote control to monitor large areas. Monitoring precision can be further increased by using the zoom.
IPv4 / IPv6 Dual-Stack
Panasonic's new network cameras allow the use of a virtually unlimited number of IP addresses by supporting IPv6, a next-generation protocol. The IPv4/IPv6 dual-stack feature enables you to use IPv4 at the present and switch over to IPv6 in the future.
Ethernet (10Base-T/100Base-TX) Network Interface
Image Transfer Function
In accordance with preset settings*, the camera will automatically transfer images and a data log by e-mail to an e-mail** address or by FTP to a server. This allows you to check images only when necessary, and also prevents you from forgetting to check them.

* Preset settings can include timer, alarm, and motion detection. With JPEG connection only.
** PDP before SMTP authentication and SMTP authentication (PLAIN, LOGIN and CRAM-MD5) are supported.

30 Frames Per Second Maximum 640 x 480 Video (MPEG4 Only)
Cell Phone Monitoring
Still images from the camera can be checked on a cell phone that is capable of normal web access and JPEG viewing. The pan, tilt, and zoom functions can also be operated from the cell phone.
4-Up, 9-Up and 16-Up Multi Camera Pages
Up To 30 Simultaneous Video Users
Built-in Web Server / IP Address (IPv4 / IPv6)
Password Protection
Plug and Play Installation
Multi-Language Interface
Image Time / Date Stamp
1 Year Warranty

Panasonic BB-HCM547A Specifications


Image Compression
JPEG (Motion JPEG for moving image display), MPEG4
Video Resolution
640 x 480, 320 x 240 (default), 192 x 144
Image Quality
JPEG (favor clarity, standard, favor motion), MPEG4
Frame Rate
Max. 30 frames/sec. 640 x 480 (MPEG4 only), 320 x 240, 192 x 144
The frame rate may slow down depending on the network environment, PC performance, image quality, SD memory recording, when color night view mode is activated, etc.
User ID / password, SSL
Supported Protocols
IPv4 / IPv6 Dual-Stack
User Access Limit
HTTP: Max. 30 simultaneous accesses (max. 10 accesses in MPEG-4 mode)
HTTPS: Max. 10 simultaneous accesses (max. 5 accesses in MPEG-4 mode)
Buffered Images
Approx. 970 images (320 x 240), standard image quality, with time display, without using SD Memory Card. The maximum number of frames changes depending on the image quality and what object you buffer.
Image Transfer Method
* POP before SMTP authentication and SMTP authentication (PLAIN, LOGIN and CRAM-MD5) are supported.
Image Buffer/Transfer Triggers
Alarm, Timer, Motion detection or CGI trigger


4.6x zoom (2.3x optical, 2x digital)
Viewing Angle
Horizontal: 32° (tele) - 73° (wide); Vertical: 24° (tele) - 55° (wide)
Pan Angle
-175° up to +175°
Tilt Angle
0° up to +82°
Revolving Speed
Pan: max. 300°/sec, tilt: max. 80°/sec
Sensor Type
1/3.6-inch MOS sensor, approx. 370,000 pixels
Lens Focal Point
Fixed (focal range: 0.75 m to infinity)
Lens Brightness
FF1.9 (wide) - F2.8 (tele)
Scanning System
Progressive scan
Required Light Intensity
2 to 100,000 lux (in Color Night View mode: 0.2 to 100,000 lux)


Audio Communication
2-Way half duplex
Audio Compression
ADPCM 32 kbps
Audio Bandwidth
300 Hz - 3.4 kHz
Audio Input
Built-in microphone, external microphone input terminal
Audio Output
Audio line output terminal for external speaker
Audio Reception Method
Audio Reception Decoding


Network Interface
Ethernet (10Base-T/100Base-TX)
External I/O Connector
Input: 2, output: 1
Video Output
Analog composite (NTSC/PAL)
Audio Output
3.5 mm stereo mini jack (output is mono)
External Microphone Input
3.5 mm mini jack
SD Memory Card Slot
Full size


-4°F to +122°F (-20°C to +50°C)
20% to 90% (No Condensation)
Dimensions (H x W x D)
6.0 x 4.5 x 6.0 inches (153 x 115 x 153 mm)
Weight (Unit Only)
1.52 pounds (690g)
PoE: 48 V, IEEEE 802.3af-compliant Power over Ethernet
AC adaptor (option): input 100 - 240 V AC, output 12 V DC
Power Consumption
4.4 W (7.9 W during pan/tilt scan)
4.4 W (8.5 W during pan/tilt scan)

Panasonic BB-HCM547A Network Camera

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