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Sony Wireless Card Compatibility Guide

June 19th, 2008 by Greg

One feature of Sony cameras which we think is rather unique is their optional wireless support for some of the key IP cameras in their product line-up.

This support allows wireless connectivity for high-end domes such as the SNC-RZ50N or the SNC-RX series, something not found in any of the other ranges we support.

The way they offer this support is by using a wireless Compact Flash card. This card needs to be inserted directly into the camera’s Compact Flash card slot or into the camera’s alternative data slot using an appropriate adapter.

The card comes in two models. The SNCA-CFW1 or the SNCA-CFW5. The main difference is in the wireless speeds. The SNCA-CFW1 works to IEEE802.11b 11Mbps speeds while the SNCA-CFW5 works to IEEE802.11g 54Mbps. Although the SNCA-CFW5 card is only supported by multi-codec cameras. See compatibility tables below for information.

Compatibility tables:

Sony SNCA-CFW1 Wireless Compact Flash Card Sony SNCA-CFW1 – 2.4Ghz IEEE802.11b – 11Mbps

SNC-P5 *
SNC-CS50 **
SNC-RZ25 *
SNC-RZ50 ***
SNC-RX530 **
SNC-RX550 **
SNC-RX570 **

* Camera has Compact Flash slot. Card can be inserted directly

** Camera only has PCMCIA (PC Card) slots. A commercially available CF card to PCMCIA card adapter is required for use

*** Camera has both Compact Flash slot and PCMCIA slot. Choose either a direct connection or use a CF to PCMCIA adapter

Sony SNCA-CFW5 Wireless Compact Flash Card Sony SNCA-CFW5 – 2.4Ghz IEEE802.11b/g – 54Mbps

SNC-CS50 **
SNC-RZ50 ***
SNC-RX530 **
SNC-RX550 **
SNC-RX570 **
SNC-CH140 *
SNC-CH180 *
SNC-RS44 *
SNC-RS46 *
SNC-RS84 *
SNC-RS86 *
SNC-RH124 *
SNC-RH164 *

* Camera has Compact Flash slot. Card can be inserted directly

** Camera only has PCMCIA (PC Card) slots. A commercially available CF card to PCMCIA card adapter is required for use

*** Camera has both Compact Flash slot and PCMCIA slot. Choose either a direct connection or use a CF to PCMCIA adapter

NOTE

Two other Sony cameras are currently marked as wireless compatible, the SNC-RZ30N and the SNC-Z20. Currently these cameras cannot use either the Sony SNCA-CFW1 or the SNCA-CFW5 cards, instead they used to use a third-party card which has since been discontinued. We are working to find a solution and will update the Resource Center when this is available.

More information:

To find out how to configure a wireless card please consult our guide HOWTO: Get your Sony camera to work on your wireless network

Sony Wireless Card Compatibility Guide

June 19th, 2008 by Greg

One feature of Sony cameras which we think is rather unique is their optional wireless support for some of the key IP cameras in their product line-up.

This support allows wireless connectivity for high-end domes such as the SNC-RZ50N or the SNC-RX series, something not found in any of the other ranges we support.

The way they offer this support is by using a wireless Compact Flash card. This card needs to be inserted directly into the camera’s Compact Flash card slot or into the camera’s alternative data slot using an appropriate adapter.

The card comes in two models. The SNCA-CFW1 or the SNCA-CFW5. The main difference is in the wireless speeds. The SNCA-CFW1 works to IEEE802.11b 11Mbps speeds while the SNCA-CFW5 works to IEEE802.11g 54Mbps. Although the SNCA-CFW5 card is only supported by multi-codec cameras. See compatibility tables below for information.

Compatibility tables:

Sony SNCA-CFW1 Wireless Compact Flash Card Sony SNCA-CFW1 – 2.4Ghz IEEE802.11b – 11Mbps

SNC-P5 *
SNC-CS50 **
SNC-RZ25 *
SNC-RZ50 ***
SNC-RX530 **
SNC-RX550 **
SNC-RX570 **

* Camera has Compact Flash slot. Card can be inserted directly

** Camera only has PCMCIA (PC Card) slots. A commercially available CF card to PCMCIA card adapter is required for use

*** Camera has both Compact Flash slot and PCMCIA slot. Choose either a direct connection or use a CF to PCMCIA adapter

Sony SNCA-CFW5 Wireless Compact Flash Card Sony SNCA-CFW5 – 2.4Ghz IEEE802.11b/g – 54Mbps

SNC-CS50 **
SNC-RZ50 ***
SNC-RX530 **
SNC-RX550 **
SNC-RX570 **
SNC-CH140 *
SNC-CH180 *
SNC-RS44 *
SNC-RS46 *
SNC-RS84 *
SNC-RS86 *
SNC-RH124 *
SNC-RH164 *

* Camera has Compact Flash slot. Card can be inserted directly

** Camera only has PCMCIA (PC Card) slots. A commercially available CF card to PCMCIA card adapter is required for use

*** Camera has both Compact Flash slot and PCMCIA slot. Choose either a direct connection or use a CF to PCMCIA adapter

NOTE

Two other Sony cameras are currently marked as wireless compatible, the SNC-RZ30N and the SNC-Z20. Currently these cameras cannot use either the Sony SNCA-CFW1 or the SNCA-CFW5 cards, instead they used to use a third-party card which has since been discontinued. We are working to find a solution and will update the Resource Center when this is available.

More information:

To find out how to configure a wireless card please consult our guide HOWTO: Get your Sony camera to work on your wireless network

HOWTO: Get your Sony camera to work on your wireless network

June 17th, 2008 by Greg

Sony SNC-CFW5 wireless cardA great selling point when it comes to Sony IP cameras is that they offer wireless connectivity in their high-end PTZ and dome models, something which is lacking from all other ranges.

This feature is not built-in to the camera but is offered as an optional extra with the purchase of a wireless compact flash card. The card has an internal antenna and will slot into the camera directly (or indirectly using an adaptor) and this will provide wireless connectivity. The range can also be extended by using an optional external antenna which connects to the wireless card.

Confusingly Sony has two wireless cards which appear identical apart from the wireless speeds but they aren’t. We will discuss compatibility in a future article.

This guide is suitable for the following:

SNC-P5
SNC-Z20
SNC-CS50
SNC-RZ25N
SNC-RZ30N
SNC-RZ50N
SNC-RX530N
SNC-RX550N
SNC-RX570N

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HOWTO: Transfer images from your Sony IP camera by email when motion is detected

June 12th, 2008 by Greg

A useful security feature found in every Sony IP camera is the ability to have live snapshot images sent to your email address when the camera detections motion.

This is ideal for monitoring your business or property and provides you evidence from potential intruders which remains safe and in your possession even if the camera is discovered.

This guide will explain in step-by-step fashion the process of configuring the camera to send an email when it detects movement.

We have based this guide on the Sony SNC-P5 but this should be relevant to most IP cameras in the Sony range.

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HOWTO: Transfer images from your Sony IP camera by email when motion is detected

June 12th, 2008 by Greg

A useful security feature found in every Sony IP camera is the ability to have live snapshot images sent to your email address when the camera detections motion.

This is ideal for monitoring your business or property and provides you evidence from potential intruders which remains safe and in your possession even if the camera is discovered.

This guide will explain in step-by-step fashion the process of configuring the camera to send an email when it detects movement.

We have based this guide on the Sony SNC-P5 but this should be relevant to most IP cameras in the Sony range.

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HOWTO: Upload images from a Sony IP camera to an FTP server using periodic transfer

June 10th, 2008 by Greg

A useful security feature found in any Sony IP camera is the ability to upload a snapshot of the current image to an FTP server. This can be done either by an alarm trigger or, as this guide will focus on, periodic transfer.

Simple recording at no extra cost

By uploading images to an FTP server at regular intervals you are essentially creating an archive of images which you can browse through at a later date. This can be seen as a simple recording solution but without the need to purchase expensive recording software or have a PC constantly switched on.

In this guide we show you how to set up your Sony camera to upload images to an FTP server based on periodic transfer.

For the purposes of this guide we have used a Sony SNC-CS5P IP camera but this should be relevant to most IP cameras in the complete Sony range.

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HOWTO: Upload images from a Sony IP camera to an FTP server using periodic transfer

June 10th, 2008 by Greg

A useful security feature found in any Sony IP camera is the ability to upload a snapshot of the current image to an FTP server. This can be done either by an alarm trigger or, as this guide will focus on, periodic transfer.

Simple recording at no extra cost

By uploading images to an FTP server at regular intervals you are essentially creating an archive of images which you can browse through at a later date. This can be seen as a simple recording solution but without the need to purchase expensive recording software or have a PC constantly switched on.

In this guide we show you how to set up your Sony camera to upload images to an FTP server based on periodic transfer.

For the purposes of this guide we have used a Sony SNC-CS5P IP camera but this should be relevant to most IP cameras in the complete Sony range.

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Sony SNC-RZ50N – Documentation

May 10th, 2008 by Greg

Please find the following downloads available for the Sony SNC-RZ50N:

PDF Icon Product Specification (532KB)

PDF Icon Installation Guide (3.94MB)

PDF Icon User’s Guide (3.4MB)

download icon Download time-limited trial of Sony Realshot Manager recording software (51.9MB)

Sony SNC-RZ50N – Documentation

May 10th, 2008 by Greg

Please find the following downloads available for the Sony SNC-RZ50N:

PDF Icon Product Specification (532KB)

PDF Icon Installation Guide (3.94MB)

PDF Icon User’s Guide (3.4MB)

download icon Download time-limited trial of Sony Realshot Manager recording software (51.9MB)

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