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Starting the Camera

The camera starts automatically as soon as the power supply (or a network or ISDN cable with inline power) has been plugged in.

Start Options of the MOBOTIX M12

In order to manipulate the camera at start-up, use the keys on the camera. You can start the camera either using the factory IP address or with DHCP support to obtain a dynamic IP address (provided a DHCP server is available in your network). If you use DHCP support, the IP address and other network data is announced automatically as a voice message.

Note: For Web and Basic camera models, the network settings are not announced since these models do not have an audio feature.

Camera Keys of the MOBOTIX M12

The MOBOTIX camera has two keys (R, L), which are labeled as seen by the camera:

R = right side of camera
(as seen by the camera)
L = left side of camera
(as seen by the camera)

Starting the Camera Using DHCP: M12

Upon startup, the camera tries to obtain an address from a DHCP server on your local network.

Once startup has been completed, the camera automatically announces its IP address, its network mask and its MAC address (exception: Web and Basic models).

Note: If you would like to have a running camera repeat its network settings, simply press the R key once.

Starting the Camera Using the Factory IP Address: M12

You would like to start the camera using the factory default network configuration.

The camera is accessible again using the factory default settings. Note that the passwords will not be reset if the camera is booted with the factory default settings.

Start Options of the MOBOTIX D12

Using the integrated magnetic switch under the outer shell of the camera allows modifying the startup behavior of the MOBOTIX D12. You can start the camera either using the factory default settings (default IP address) or with DHCP support to obtain a dynamic IP address (provided a DHCP server is available in your network). If you use DHCP support, the IP address and other network data is announced automatically as a voice message.

Camera "Key" of the MOBOTIX D12

The MOBOTIX D12 only has one "key" that is actuated using the magnet in the back of the custom tool delivered with the camera. Remove the camera's outer shell to reach the key.

Key "L"  

Starting the Camera Using DHCP: D12

Upon startup, the camera tries to obtain an address from a DHCP server on your local network.

Once startup has been completed, the camera automatically announces its IP address, its network mask and its MAC address.

Note: If you would like to have a running camera again announce its network settings, simply hold the magnetic side of the custom tool to the spot labeled "L" in the figure.

Starting the Camera Using the Factory IP Address: D12

You would like to start the camera using the factory default network configuration.

The camera is accessible again using the factory default settings. Note that the passwords will not be reset if the camera is booted with the factory default settings.


Note: If you use the camera keys to load a configuration, this configuration is not automatically saved. Upon restarting the camera without using the camera keys, the configuration last saved will be used.

Backup Operating System

If the regular operating system is damaged while Updating the System Software, the camera will automatically use the fully functionally backup operating system when booting the next time. All previous settings will remain intact. The camera will hence remain reachable after the next reboot although it is running on the backup operating system.

The Backup operating system always shows the software version at the time when the camera had been delivered. The backup system cannot be overwritten.

In the event that Updating the System Software has failed, you should open the Camera Status to check the Software Version of the camera. If the software version corresponds to the version at the time of the delivery, you should restart the upload process with the new version.

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