A VIOSO Calibration kit uses cameras from the vendor IDS. It comes with the camera body, a suitable lens, and a PoE-Injector for running the camera on any switch or directly from the PC/server.
Connecting IDS camera
Mount the camera and connect camera to PoE injector and the PoE injector to the network and power.
a. PoE (Power Over Ethernet)/DATA- Connect the camera to this socket (this will power the camera and a small light will flicker).
b. DATA- Connect the Ethernet cable to the PC/server or to a switch.
- The camera requires a stable 1Gb/s ethernet connection. 100MB/s won’t work!
- We strongly recommend running the camera directly to the PC. Therefore, VIOSO servers usually come with 2 dedicated Ethernet ports. Please note that during calibration the camera creates a large amount of data, occupying the whole network bandwidth and therefore should not be shared with other network based applications (e.g. remote access).
Install IDS Software
Download and install the latest version of the IDS Software (software package) for your camera type.
After installing and rebooting, you will be able to use these programs:
IDS Camera Manager- Control the settings, camera configuration, and other functionalities.
IDS camera manager main window
If you see a yellow icon on the top of your window next to your camera, there has been an error (The error warning will be in red on the bottom of the window).
There are several warnings that can show up due to IP addresses being wrongly set, or relating to the camera’s firmware.
Configuring the camera for first use
Set a fixed IP
Before proceeding to configure the camera, make sure that the network interface is set to a fixed IP. Locate & open the IDS Camera Manager application (it can be found in: C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\IDS).
Learn here how to set a fixed IP in Windows:
Configure your camera
- Step 1- Run IDS Camera Manager.
- Step 2- Select the NIC that is connected to the same network as the PoE camera.
- Step 3- Select the camera from the Camera list.
- Step 4- Select Automatic ETH Configuration.
- Step 5- Close the software.
Your camera should be working correctly and the window must no longer show an error message. The main window should look like this:
Testing the camera
To test the camera, use the application “uEye Cockpit”.
uEye Cockpit- Preview camera image and modes.
uEye cockpit main window
Display the camera stream
- Step 1- start uEye Cockpit.
- Step 2- Select Optimal colors.
- Step 3- Click on the play icon with the camera in the top-right corner (under the”File”menu).
- Step 4- Note that the image may be rotated 180 degrees if the camera is mounted “upside down”, which can be fixed by clicking on the wrench icon, selecting the Size tab, and mirroring the left/right and up/down under the “Format” section.
- Step 5- Adjust the zoom and iris settings by loosening the screw locks counter-/anti-clockwise, positioning.
- Step 6- Then appropriately using the camera feed for preview and tightening to lock them into place.
- Step 7- Close all windows when testing is complete.