Panasonic BB-HCM580A Network Camera

Panasonic Updated: 2008-07-26 RSS
Panasonic BB-HCM580A Network Camera

See There When You Can't Be There™
Place this plug-and-play camera in your home, office, vacation home or almost anywhere else you'd like to keep an eye on things, with no PC required at the location. The camera can be viewed and controlled from a standard Web browser, video display, or even a compatible cell phone or PDA and requires no additional software for the PC that you're viewing it on. All of the other required software, including control software (TCP/UDP) and e-mail software (SMTP), is already inside the camera.

Bring Any Image Right Up Close
Equipped with a 42x zoom function (a 21x optical zoom and a 2x digital zoom), the camera lets you zoom in and out in a total of 12 steps (10-step optical zoom and 2-step digital zoom) to view objects that are close or far away.

CCD Sensor for Enhanced Image Expression
This camera features a CCD (Charged Couple Device) for sharp, enhanced image expression. The image refreshing speed (maximum) has been increased to 30 images per second for smoother displays of moving images.

Record Directly onto SD Cards
The camera features an SD Memory Card slot for recording images captured by the network camera directly onto an SD Memory Card (sold separately).

Control the Camera Remotely
Using a standard Web browser, video display, or even a compatible cell phone or PDA, you can control the movement of the camera. There is 350 Pan (left & right) movement and 210 Tilt (up & down) movement available. You can also assign a "Home Position" that allows you to return the camera to a pre- designated shooting position. Up to eight shooting positions can be registered in advance, so you can aim the camera exactly where you want it. You can also click on the part of the image you want to see, and automatically bring that part to the center of the screen.

Sensor Recording and Image Alerts
With the built-in sensor, the camera can be set to record and/or notify you when someone enters the room. It can even automatically move to a preset location when triggered, just in case someone was viewing a different part of the room.

Create Your Own Free Web Address
The FREE service allows you to create a personal Web address at which your camera's live image can be found on the Internet. Access your Panasonic Network Camera live from virtually any Internet connection point around the world! Your Web browser is the only software you'll need. Here's how the camera and service works: special software embedded within your Panasonic Network Camera gives your camera the ability to locate your unique Internet address. No matter what kind of Internet connection you have or which Internet provider you use, the service will keep your camera's Internet address permanent.


* 42x Zoom (21x optical)
* High-speed 350 Pan/210 Tilt with Presets
* Progressive Scan
* Analog Video Output
* Simultaneous MPEG-4 and JPEG
* SD Card Recording with Audio
* 0.09 Lux Color Night View Mode
* Up to 30 Frames per Second CCD
* Full Screen Monitoring
* Remote Monitoring from Cell Phone
* Full Screen 4-up and 12-up Multi-camera Pages
* Up to 30 Video Users
* Built-in Web Server/IP Address (IPv4/v6)
* Sensor Input to Trigger Movement
* Email Triggered by Motion Detection, Sensor Alert, Timer
* Password Protection
* Plug-and-play Installation
* Free Web Address
* Multi-language Interface
* Image Date and Time Stamp
* 1 Year Warranty