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Key differences between the Panasonic BB-HCM331A and BB-HCM531A

August 13th, 2008 by Greg

Panasonic BB-HCM531 outdoor ip camera with pan-tiltPanasonic recently launched updated models of their more popular IP cameras for the home or small business security market.The new model not only brings an updated user interface which makes it even simpler to operate (and much more responsive!), but also it contains some quite significant upgrades too.

Below we take a look at the key differences of one of their most popular models, the BB-HCM331A vs the new BB-HCM531A. (these will also be true for the BB-HCM311/511 model)

BB-HCM331A BB-HCM531A
Power over Ethernet No IEEE802.3af PoE Compliant
Video MJPEG Simulaneous MJPEG and MPEG-4
Max. frame rate 12fps @ 640×480 MJPEG 30fps @ 640×480 MPEG-4
Full screen mode No Yes (ActiveX only)
Multi-camera monitoring 12 cameras (4 simultaneously in 3 groups) 16 cameras (16 cameras simultaneously)
Analog video out No Yes, analog composite

You can view more information about these products here:

Panasonic BB-HCM331A

Panasonic BB-HCM531A

Key differences between the Panasonic BB-HCM331A and BB-HCM531A

August 13th, 2008 by Greg

Panasonic BB-HCM531 outdoor ip camera with pan-tiltPanasonic recently launched updated models of their more popular IP cameras for the home or small business security market.The new model not only brings an updated user interface which makes it even simpler to operate (and much more responsive!), but also it contains some quite significant upgrades too.

Below we take a look at the key differences of one of their most popular models, the BB-HCM331A vs the new BB-HCM531A. (these will also be true for the BB-HCM311/511 model)

BB-HCM331A BB-HCM531A
Power over Ethernet No IEEE802.3af PoE Compliant
Video MJPEG Simulaneous MJPEG and MPEG-4
Max. frame rate 12fps @ 640×480 MJPEG 30fps @ 640×480 MPEG-4
Full screen mode No Yes (ActiveX only)
Multi-camera monitoring 12 cameras (4 simultaneously in 3 groups) 16 cameras (16 cameras simultaneously)
Analog video out No Yes, analog composite

You can view more information about these products here:

Panasonic BB-HCM331A

Panasonic BB-HCM531A

HOWTO: View your Panasonic IP camera from your cell phone or mobile device

June 19th, 2008 by Greg

Panasonic BL-C131It’s possibly a little known fact that Panasonic IP cameras come with a dedicated viewer for cell phones and mobile devices. We certainly point this out if someone calls us for advice but I don’t think it’s a feature that Panasonic shout too much about.

So let us shout about it now because we think it’s a great feature which seems to be overlooked all too often.

Static image only

So first off, it’s designed for cell phones so don’t expect 30fps live video, in fact, don’t expect a live view at all as the viewer will only give you a static JPEG.

What’s the use in that? Well, its a live shot taken from the camera the moment you accessed the viewer and gives a good representation about what you camera can see at the exact moment in time. You can also refresh the image using the on-screen option.

This feature can be found in the consumer range of Panasonic video products: BL-C1A, BL-C20A, BL-C111A, BL-C131A, BB-HCM371A, BB-HCM511A, BB-HCM515A, BB-HCM527A, BB-HCM531A, BB-HCM580A, BB-HCM581A.

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HOWTO: View your Panasonic IP camera from your cell phone or mobile device

June 19th, 2008 by Greg

Panasonic BL-C131It’s possibly a little known fact that Panasonic IP cameras come with a dedicated viewer for cell phones and mobile devices. We certainly point this out if someone calls us for advice but I don’t think it’s a feature that Panasonic shout too much about.

So let us shout about it now because we think it’s a great feature which seems to be overlooked all too often.

Static image only

So first off, it’s designed for cell phones so don’t expect 30fps live video, in fact, don’t expect a live view at all as the viewer will only give you a static JPEG.

What’s the use in that? Well, its a live shot taken from the camera the moment you accessed the viewer and gives a good representation about what you camera can see at the exact moment in time. You can also refresh the image using the on-screen option.

This feature can be found in the consumer range of Panasonic video products: BL-C1A, BL-C20A, BL-C111A, BL-C131A, BB-HCM371A, BB-HCM511A, BB-HCM515A, BB-HCM527A, BB-HCM531A, BB-HCM580A, BB-HCM581A.

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